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Media Hub site officially launched

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The MediaHub is a campus collaborative space that offers patrons support in creating, editing, and producing a wide range of multimedia, and now it’s website is officially launched!

Check it out here

Get access to Media Hub tutorials, peruse the listing of loanable Media Hub equipment, or take a look at some photos in the image gallery! If you have any feedback or suggestions for the Media Hub site do not hesitate to email them to dps@providence.edu.

 

MediaHub Loanable Equipment

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We’re excited to announce that an assortment of MediaHub hardware is available for patron loan later in the Spring 2014 semester! In the interest of expanding our multimedia services and facilities, patrons are now able to work on their multimedia projects outside the scope of our physical space and hours. All loanable material is viewable through the HELIN catalog and can be checked out in the Phillips Memorial Library. (Loan periods of items may vary.) Introductory training on the equipment can be offered via appointment (dps@providence.edu).

Here is a brief listing of some items available through the MediaHub:

  • Panasonic HC-X900M HD camcorders
  • Canon PowerShot G15 digital cameras
  • Tascam DR-40 portable audio recorders
  • Wacom Intuos 5 tablets
  • AKAI USB MIDI keyboards

For a full listing, please visit the HELIN catalog entry or inquire at dps@providence.edu.

 

 

 

MediaHub Catalog

2As we continue situating and preparing the MediaHub’s equipment for stationary use and loan, we at DPS have begun developing an inventory catalog, for use by patrons.  The purpose of the catalog will be to showcase all of the MediaHub’s static/loanable equipment, along with specifications and features for each item.

The catalog’s design riffs off of, and complements, other branding that we have developed for the MediaHub over recent weeks. A printed copy will be available in the MediaHub, Access Services, and on the web.  Provided here is a sample page from the catalog.  More to come soon!

MediaHub Tutorials

Seeing as the MediaHub is up and running for our patrons, and much of the equipment is being prepared for loan, we at DPS thought it would be helpful to offer some video tutorials related to the MediaHub and its tech complement. This will be an ongoing series focusing on subjects such as: basic video production; basic audio editing; media backup and archiving; online video services; and more! So, here is the first installment on basic video production. In the video, I’ll demonstrate to you how to record video, transfer it to an iMac, edit the footage in iMovie, and share the final project on YouTube. And certainly, if anyone viewing this has questions following the video, you are more than welcome to contact the DPS department at dps@providence.edu.

Stay tuned for other installments!

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MediaHub Video Update

With its development moving right along, seems that it’s time to provide another installment in our MediaHub video series! In this video, I give another quick tour of the space as it is now, and discuss some of the equipment the MediaHub will offer our patrons. It’s a great experience to see this new collaborative space take shape in the Phillips Memorial Library, and it is our hope that the Providence College community feels similarly. Stay tuned for more updates as the summer moves along!

First Video Tour of the MediaHub

Last year, a proposal originated from within our department to develop a library-based multimedia center -  specifically, one that would assist and inspire Providence College faculty, staff, and student scholars in their digital media-inclusive work. After receiving approval from Academic Affairs, the now interdepartmental project – known currently as the MediaHub – has moved forward at a stunning rate. We have received much of the requested equipment and will be setting up the space over the summer, with a soft launch during the Fall 2013 semester. For those interested in seeing this space come to life, here is the first in a video series on the MediaHub, its complement, and our aims in offering this space. Keep posted for future installments!

New guide makes citing film and audio easier

Front-cover-image-Audiovisual Citation GuidelinesDoes the word “citation” make you want to take a snooze?  We don’t blame you.  But if you’ve ever tried to cite something specifically challenging like a YouTube video or a TV commercial, you probably know the frustration that can ensue.  Thankfully, the British Universities Film and Television Council has just released a new set of Audiovisual Citation Guidelines that simplify the process.  The guidelines “address the growing need for a clear, comprehensive and consistent system for the citation of moving image and sound.”  They demonstrate citations for a variety of media including television and radio shows, audio recordings, DVD extras, video and audio clips, trailers, advertisements, amateur and archive material, podcasts, and more.

Here are a couple of examples from the guidelines:

Television Show Accessed Online:
Roddy Doyle’, Writer in Profile [television program clip, online] Pres. David Hanly. RTÉ, Ireland, 10/06/1992, RTÉ 1. 5mins 59secs. http://www.euscreen.eu/play.jsp?id=EUS_74BF381109E04797841DB8C2E30E20EF (accessed 29/09/2012).

Music Track:
‘Romance No.2 in F Major, op. 50’, Chill with Beethoven [music track, CD] Cond. Kenneth Jean, Perf. Slovak Philharmonic orchestra. Naxos, UK, 31/01/2006. 4mins 42secs. [Naxos, 8.556790, 2006].

User-Generated Online Content:
Kittys Meet [user-generated content, online] Creat. BFvsGF. 19/01/2013, 7mins 28secs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34hoyQ7oc2k (accessed 21/01/2013)

For more on this visit the British Universities Film and Television Council’s web page, or download the Audiovisual Citation Guidelines themselves.   You can also view the Phillips Memorial Library’s citation guide for further help with citations in a variety of formats and styles.

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