Olson Library has opened a new tutoring center to help students with class assignments involving media. The Digital Media Tutoring Center, located in the old Microcard Reading Room on the 2nd floor of the library, contains three workstations with 34″ curved monitors, and two monitors with keyboards and mice to hook up NMU laptops. The workstations contain a wide variety of media editing software.
Since most students are doing less advanced media projects, much editing can be done on their laptops using the open source software–OpenShot for video and Audacity for audio. These programs are also available on the three workstations in the Center.
Three tutors–Megan Roesner, Tori Zremski, and Loren Earle–are available 25 hours a week to assist students with media editing. Available hours are on the DMTC website: http://library.nmu.edu/digitalmedia/. Available soon will be the ability to reserve a workstation.
Finally, the Center has limited equipment available for checkout at the Library’s Public Services Desk that will allow students to capture video and audio through camcorders, point and shoot cameras, audio recorders, and associated accessories.
If you have further questions, please contact Kevin McDonough, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of the DMTC, at 227-2118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.