About the IMC
About the IMC
The Interactive Media Center (IMC) of the University Libraries is a technology rich environment that provides spaces, technology, workshops, consultation, and technical support to enable students, faculty, and staff to integrate media and technology into their teaching, learning, and research. The IMC works closely with students to help them develop skills using media technologies and content that are essential for academic success, professional development, and civic engagement.
The Interactive Media Center (IMC), is located on the basement level of the University Library. It offers an innovative learning environment and powerful educational tools to enhance teaching and learning through the use of new instructional technologies. The IMC is a resource featuring both production and playback facilities.
The IMC professional staff are available for consultation on your project. Our staff and students provide assistance with PowerPoint presentations, image editing, course projects, audio and video production and editing, and more. Go directly to our Contact page for details.
Media in the IMC
The Interactive Media Center features the ability for visitors to access a wide range of media. An open "listening area" is equipped with region-free DVD players, VHS players, laser disk players, and an Optilek 20/20 magnification station.
The computer lab in the IMC offers users the opportunity to view online resources, plus make or edit their own media projects. Equipment and software are available for working on a wide range of projects.
The Interactive Media Center offers a wide range of iLearn workshops to students, staff, and faculty. Subjects include image editing, audio and video editing, and other topics. The IMC offers many instructional opportunities included in the iLearn Workshops series.
Workshop subjects are regularly reviewed and new ideas for presentations are encouraged.
Borrowing and Access Eligibility
Interactive Media Center users must be current University at Albany faculty, students and staff. Users of the IMC lab must log onto the computers with their UAlbany user name and password. Workstations may be reserved for use. Drop by the service desk to request a reservation or contact us.
Media materials, such as DVDs, are circulated through the Library's Circulation desk on the first floor.
A wide range of equipment is available for loan if you are currently an eligible registered borrower of the Library and a University faculty/staff member or student. Courtesy borrowers and borrowers with significant fines are not eligible.