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The Media Center is located on the lower level of Beeghly Library. The Media Center offers members of the Ohio Wesleyan University community a specialized area for non-print resources and the opportunity to incorporate these resources in the academic curriculum.
- Media Services Desk (740) 368 - 3265
- Chuck Della Lana, Director of Media Services (740) 368-3266
Media software, equipment, facilities, and services support programs of instruction and research. Resources are offered to Ohio Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff for purposes of teaching, learning, and investigation. Library registration and current Ohio Wesleyan University identification are required.
Commercial media has been licensed for educational use providing for classroom instruction and enrichment. The collection may not be used for purposes of entertainment unless a performance license has been obtained.
Audiovisual equipment circulates for curriculum, student activities and high administrative priorities. Filling out an Equipment Reservation Request is recommended to ensure availability.
Equipment delivery and operation services are offered to faculty when the Media Center's facilities are unavailable. Delivery hours are Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm. Arrangements must be made at least one week in advance.
Circulating equipment includes:
- data projectors
- digital camcorders
- netbook computers
- overhead projectors
- 35mm slide projectors
- VHS players
- DVD players
- webcam kits
Projection bulbs, blank audio, videotape and DVD-Rs are available and may be charged to department accounts in direct support of Media services. Media supplies are not available for sale to individuals.
Facilities are available in the Media Center to simplify the use of audiovisual resources. Reservations are taken during all hours of operation. Advance notice is requested and confirmation is required. Call the Media Services Desk at (740) 368 - 3265 or forward a Room Reservation Request Form.
- Video conferencing services
- Self-service flatbed and document scanning
- Self-service video editing workstations
- Two AV equipped classrooms for groups of 20-30
- Three viewing and listening rooms to accommodate 1-3 people
- Learning laboratory with stereo cassette player/recorders for class and individual study
- Film/Video screening room offers large screen projection with surround sound for DVD, videotape or data.
All classrooms are equipped with dvd/videotape playback and the ability to receive cable, and satellite programming.
Operation assistance should be requested at the time of room reservation.
- Monday - Thursday -- 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Friday -- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday -- Closed
- Sunday -- 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The media collection is developed for curricular support. Software holdings are available online using CONSORT.Media titles circulate for two days. The media collection includes material in the following formats:
- VHS video cassettes
- 16mm film
Media Reserve provides maximum access to the collection by limiting the circulation period for specific class use. Faculty may request non-circulating reserves on most media items by calling the Media Services Desk at x3265.
MEDIA ACQUISITION: RENTAL AND PURCHASE
The Media Center will assist faculty in obtaining film and video resources to meet specific instructional needs. To ensure availability, submit a Media Requisition Request at least four weeks in advance.
Coordination of purchase requests includes research, acquisition, and cataloging for the library collection. Funding support may be available. Discuss purchase requests with the Director of Media Services or departmental librarian liaison.
The Media Center offers production services in direct support of teaching and learning. Call the Media Services Desk at (740) 368 - 3265 or complete a Production Request Form at the Media services desk.
Off-air, cable and satellite recording are available upon request in compliance with copyright regulations. "Fair use" provides for instructional viewing within 10 class days of taping. A license may be obtained or tape must be erased with 45 calendar days.
Audio and video taping services are offered to document campus lectures and events. Master tapes become part of the library collection. Arrangements should be made as early as possible. A Media Release Form is required to secure permission rights.
Audio and video duplication of non-copyrighted academic materials is available during weekday operating hours.
Digital video editing and limited post production services are offered to students and faculty based on availability.