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Parking for Class Participants and Visitors: Sometimes it is cost-effective for our IMC class particpants and campus visitors to purchase Visitor Guest Passes. Information is on the Parking Services page here.
Student assisting a patron in the IMC

 

 

Special Note to Faculty

Contact us if you expect your classes to have particular needs. Depending our scheduling, we may be able to offer presentations to your group. Also, please feel free to stop by the IMC for a tour to see what equipment and software we have available for students projects.

View a 3-D panorama of the IMC Lab!

Visit this page to see a panorama of the IMC lab. You will be able to pan, zoom, and more as you explore our facility.

Panorama thumbnail of the Interactive Media Center Lab

View a 3-D panorama of the IMC Playback Area

Visit this page to see a panorama of the Playback Area at the Interactive Media center. You will be able to pan, zoom, and more as you explore our facility.

Panorama thumbnail of the Interactive Media Center Lab

ABOUT THE IMC

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.

Consultation

The IMC professional staff are available for consultation on your project. Our staff and students provide assistance with Web site design, PowerPoint presentations, image editing, course projects, digital video production, 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 DVD players, VHS players, laser disk players, a cassette deck, turntable, 35mm slide viewer, 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, including making or editing Web sites, images, video, audio, and presentations.

Free Classes

The Interactive Media Center offers a wide range of free classes to students, staff, and faculty. Subjects include scanning, Web site building, image editing, audio and video editing, and other topics. Members of the local community at large are welcome to participate. Class subjects are regularly reviewed and new ideas for presentations are encouraged.

Unique Tools

The IMC is equipped with hardware to enhance the interactive use of multimedia. Included are video capture cards, Webcams, scanners and both black & white and color laser printers. The computers are equipped with Zip, CD-ROM and DVD drives, FTP capability and multiple plug-ins and viewers. The IMC holds the campus site license for some research programs that may be installed elsewhere on campus or that may only be available in the IMC.

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 and VHS tapes, are circulated through the Library's Circulation desk on the first floor.
Headphones, USB drives, and other small items are available either from the IMC service desk at the entrance to the IMC Lab or from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the University Library.

Specialized equipment, such as hard drives, cameras, camcorders, tripods, zoom recorders, and related devices are only available at the IMC service desk when staff are available. You are strongly encouraged to contact us for complete information and availability.

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