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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 in a comfortable and friendly environment  All equipment is available for self-service 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 pages, digital video, and desktop design.

Please Note: Equipment checkout is now handled at the front checkout desk of Hamersly Library.


Email: carters@wou.edu

Location:  HL 219

Open Lab Resources

  • 2 iMacs with 21.5 inch screens for digital media production:  OS X, iMovie '11, and Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • 3 desktop PCs
  • 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

Digital Production Room (HL 221)

Digital Production Room (HL 222)

  • An iMac with Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign, etc) as well as iMovie 8
  • A PC with Start/Stop transcription software
  • A mutli-media deck for importing MiniDV, VHS, DVD, CD, and cassette
  • An 11 x 17 Epson scanner with a document feeder
  • Schedule this room via the university's Astra reservation system

Faculty Services

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

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.


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

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


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