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The Media Services Department, located on the lower level of the Library, with a second location in the Campus Center, provides academic media services to the College.

Services: In the library, Media Services acquires, organizes and provides access to non-print media, including films, slides, audio recordings, and video recordings.

Viewing Facilities: Screening rooms equipped with two HDTV's are available for classes and sound-proof booths are available for individual use. Audiovisual equipment and media can be loaned under certain conditions.

Media Services staff are responsible also for providing service to the nineteen presentation classrooms located campus-wide. This service includes oversight for the LCD projectors, audio equipment, and VCR/DVD players.

Production Facilities

As part of its services to support instruction, TV studio facilities, located in another wing of the Campus Center, include two TV studios, a video-editing room, and a computer lab. The TV studios upgrade include a new multi-use camera, three DSR-370 DVCAM digital video cameras, a Sony DFS 700A production switcher, and a SONY DSR-1800 DVCAM recorder.

The upgraded computer lab for non-linear video-editing includes six G-4 Mac workstations with "Final Cut Pro" editing software. The lab is capable of working with digital video formats utilizing Sony DVCAM and mini-DV.

The second TV studio will utilize the video "Toaster" system. It has the capabilities to provide a virtual TV studio: live switching, character generation, digital store, and multi-track audio mixing.


Two satellite dishes are available for down linking programs and conferences. The first band is a fixed position KU Band downlink handling the SUNY statewide satellite network. The second dish is a KU and C band steerable unit used to downlink commercially operated programs and events.

The video-conferencing room is furnished with Tandberg distance learning equipment.


The Media Services Department is open the following hours during the Fall and Spring semesters: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm, Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Please call 876-3155 for information about holidays, intersession and summer session. To schedule reservations or to report problems, call either Media Services, or, the Library Director's Office at 876-3156.

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