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Digital Media Center

Digital Media Center

The mission of the Digital Media Center (DMC), located in the northeast corner of the second floor of Hamersly Library, is to enhance the Western Oregon University educational experience by offering the tools and support for students, faculty, and staff to create their own digital media. Whether for video or audio production, desktop design, website creation, media conversion, scanning, or CD/DVD duplication, the DMC offers the campus community an array of specialized equipment all the hours the library is open.

We also offer two bookable Digital Production Rooms (HL 221 & 222), as well as drop-in technology tutoring hours.  (Please see Computing Services for technical support.)  Faculty and staff needing training may also wish to contact Scott Carter, the library’s Digital Production & Publishing Specialist. In addition to overseeing the DMC, Scott provides one-on-one and group training on a variety of topics, including Web page creation and management, video and audio editing, and independent publishing.

Please Note: Equipment checkout is handled at the front checkout desk of Hamersly Library. A list of available equipment, as well as some helpful information about how to use the equipment, can be found here.

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Email: dmc@wou.edu

Location:  HL 219

Open Lab Resources

  • 2 iMacs with 21.5 inch screens for digital media production: OS X, iMovie ’11, GarageBand, and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 6 desktop PCs with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • CD/DVD duplication station (you must supply your own CDs and DVDs)
  • Mini VHS to DV tape duplication station
  • Cassette to CD tape duplication station

HL221_Jan2016_newDigital Production Room – Audio Recording and Editing (HL 221)

  • An iMac with Adobe Creative Cloud (Audition, Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign, etc), GarageBand, Audacity, FinalCut Pro 10, and iMovie 11
  • A PC with Camtasia Studio 7Adobe Creative Cloud, and Start/Stop transcription software (including pedal)
  • A mutli-media deck for importing MiniDV, VHS, DVD, CD, and cassette
  • ProCast USB Microphone and Audio Interface (a mini mixer with inputs for external sources) hooked up to the Mac
  • PGE181 Shure Microphone hooked up to the Mac (on adjustable stand) and plugged into the ProCast mixer
  • A Blue Yetti USB microphone for recording narration attached to the PC
  • Check this room’s availability via the university’s Astra reservation system.  The room may be booked by calling the Hamersly Library Information Desk at 503-838-8899 (cannot be booked online). Same-day booking not allowed, though the room is available on a drop-in basis if not reserved.
  • The room remains locked at all times. Keys are checked out at the library Checkout Desk. It is strongly encouraged that patrons who have not used the rooms before make arrangements with DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment (dmc@wou.edu).

HL222_camerasDigital Production Room – Video Recording and Editing (HL 222)

  • An iMac with Adobe Creative Cloud (Audition, Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign, etc), GarageBand, Audacity, FinalCut Pro 10, and iMovie 11
  • A PC with Start/Stop transcription software (including pedal) and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens with Rode VideoMic Go On-Camera Microphone
  • Canon 32GB VIXIA HF G20 Full HD Camcorder with Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone
  • Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (available upon request)
  • A mutli-media deck for importing MiniDV, VHS, DVD, CD, and cassette
  • CowboyStudio Complete Photography / Video Studio Triple Lighting Light Kit (green screen)
  • An 11 x 17 Epson scanner with a document feeder
  • Check this room’s availability via the university’s Astra reservation system.  The room may be booked by calling the Hamersly Library Information Desk at 503-838-8899 (cannot be booked online). Same-day booking not allowed, though the room is available on a drop-in basis if not reserved.
  • The room remains locked at all times. Keys are checked out at the library Checkout Desk. It is strongly encouraged that patrons who have not used the rooms before make arrangements with DMC staff for an orientation to the equipment (dmc@wou.edu).

Faculty Services

  • Collaboration in the production of multimedia solutions — video, audio, print, etc.
  • Moodle support with digital video and audio
  • Individual (non-departmental) website support and instruction (WordPress, Dreamweaver, etc.)
  • Consultation and support of independent publishing (ebook, Print-on-Demand, video, audio etc.)
  • Video and audio format conversion and processing of academic material

Lynda.com Training (Faculty & Staff Only)

Lynda.com, an online education resource available to WOU faculty and staff, offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Three employees can use Lynda.com concurrently for an entire term. Contact Scott Carter in the Digital Media Center at carters@wou.edu for more information. Your term of use grants you unlimited access to the entire Lynda.com training library. Due to the limited availability of this training, access is granted based on specific needs, usually related to work-related projects requiring in-depth learning. For example, someone wanting to learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create a texbook for independent publishing, or a faculty member wanting to learn GarageBand to a create a podcast related to their academic work, would be the kinds of request that would receive favorable consideration.

In addition, faculty and staff can also make arrangements with the DMC for short-term use of Lynda.com that must be used within the DMC, usually by booking one of the two digital production rooms (HL 221 or HL 222). DMC staff can log you into Lynda.com, giving you access to the entire training library for your session.

DMC Self-Service Lab Hours

Please see the library’s hours. All equipment is available for self-service use during the library’s open hours. 

Drop-In Technology Tutoring Hours

Need pointers on creating a movie with iMovie?  Tips on designing a website with Dreamweaver?  Stop by during drop-in technology tutoring hours when a Student Technology Assistant is available to answer your questions.  Help may be available during other hours the library is open, but the DMC makes every effort to have help on hand during the scheduled drop-in hours listed below.  Note: Due to some remodeling and reconfiguration of the DMC during Spring term 2016, all tutoring hours are by appointment (email dmc@wou.edu).

Fall, Winter, Spring Terms (No Tutoring Hours Summer Term*)

*To schedule tutoring summer term, email dmc@wou.edu.