Middlebury

Media Services

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See also

  • go/media for classrooms, labs, screenings, and event support

Wilson Media Lab

The Digital Media program provides support for faculty, student and staff media development, which can include, but is not limited to:

  • Images and document creation – posters, diagrams
  • Audio – podcasting, voiceovers
  • Video – digital stories
  • Digitall Spaces - 3D visualizations, virtual worlds

Hours

The Wilson Media Lab is open to the public while the Main Library is open. It is staffed by Digital Media Tutors at the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 1PM - 1AM
  • Friday: 1PM - 7PM

Due to limited staffing, hours may vary during J-Term and Summer. Please check the schedule on the outside of the lab for exact hours during these times.

Digital Media Tutors

The Digital Media Tutors provide walk-in support for the Wilson Media Lab, located in the Main Library.

They have:

Using the ION Tape2PC

The ION TAPE2PC allows us to capture audio from cassette tapes (you remember those don’t you?) via USB into iTunes. The audio can then be burned to CD.

  1. Start EZ Tape Converter (Click on Icon on desktop or go Start > All Programs > MixMeister >EZ Tape Converter).
  2. Insert the cassette into the ION TAPE2PC deck in the B deck.
  3. Press the Play and Pause buttons on the B deck.
  4. When you are ready to record, click on RECORD in the EZ Tape Converter window. Then IMMEDIATELY press Pause on the cassette deck to start playback.
  5. To demarcate the beginning of a new track, click on the NEW TRACK button where you would like the new track to begin.
  6. When you are finished recording, click on NEXT to proceed to the next step.
  7. Enter the Artist, Album and Track titles by clicking and typing into the corresponding fields. When finished, click NEXT.
  8. EZ Tape Converter will now export your recording to iTunes. Please allow the exporting process to complete.
  9. Once the export is complete. You can chose if you want to record again (Click YES or NO). Once you make your selection, click NEXT. YES will allow you to record again, NO will exit the application.

Your recordings may now be accessed through iTunes.

Requesting assistance with a film screening

There are a few steps to plan a film screening.

Reserve a room: You can contact the Course Scheduling office or the Event Scheduling office to reserve an appropriate room. Contact the Reserve Office to place films on reserve for your course. Once you have confirmation of the room reservation email helpdesk@middlebury.edu or call the Helpdesk x2200 a minimum of 2 business days prior to the screening, with the following information:

  • Date, Time and Location
  • Title of the film (if known)
  • Source of the film. (if known) Does the library own it? Is it your personal copy? Does it need to be ordered or rented?
  • Format of the film (DVD Region 2, VHS PAL, Laserdisc, etc.)
  • Course # that this screening is for

Screenings should not be considered "confirmed" until a confirmation is received from an LIS staff member.

  • Note* Student groups wishing to show a film must work with the CCAL office to purchase the public performance rights to the film.

Helpdesk Staff: See Helpdesk Internal Notes on Film_Screenings

Hosting a videoconference

Videoconferencing is available on campus using Polycom videoconferencing systems. All systems use IP based videoconferencing to connect with another videoconferencing system.

  • Carr 005 has a Polycom VSX7400 with 42" LCD monitor on a stand.
  • Library 230 has a permanently installed Polycom VS4000 videoconferencing system.
  • RAJ Conference Room has a permanently installed Polycom HDX8400 system.

To schedule the above rooms:

  1. Please note: All students inquiring about videoconferencing for the purpose of job interviews must contact CSO before proceeding further. CSO will act on behalf of the student as their sponsor.
  2. Contact Events Scheduling.
  3. Contact Media Services via the Technology Helpdesk at x2200 to provide technical support as the Polycom videoconferencing system in Lib 230 is password protected and the microphone(s) must be installed prior to the event.

With all videoconference sessions it is important to contact Media Services well in advance so that all necessary contact and connection information is gathered that will ensure that your event goes as planned.