Media Resource Services -
Information for Faculty
Media Resource Services: 410-704-8765
The Media Resource Services (MRS) department provides support to faculty in the use of media resources including audio and video materials; AV equipment; AV reserves; and a listening/viewing area.
On this page:
- AV Equipment
- Media Collection
- Faculty Reserves
- Listening & Viewing Lab
- Multimedia Studio & Specialized Software Lab
- Additional Services
MRS maintains and circulates an inventory of audio/video production and presentation equipment for use on campus. Equipment may be borrowed from the MRS offices in Cook Library. MRS staff can provide demonstration and training in the operation and use of this equipment.
Equipment available for circulation:
- Content Creation
- Digital camcorders and tripods
- Digital audio field recorders
- Audio cassette players and recorders
- LCD projectors
- Document cameras
- Overhead projectors
- CD players
- DVD players
- Video cassette players
- 16mm projectors
- Slide projectors
- Laptop computers for classroom use only
- Other special equipment on a case by case basis
Video and Film
|DVD||2500+||DVD and VHS materials may be delivered to a departmental office or may be picked up at the Cook 202 service desk. Faculty may reserve materials for use in class and may borrow items for overnight or off campus use for preview.|
|Laser disc||116||Laser disc and 16mm film materials may also be requested but require special equipment and special arrangements made in advance. Please request these items at least three days before your show date.|
To request an item for your classroom -
- visit us in Cook Library, room 202,
- call us at 410-704-8765,
- or, use our Media Request Form.
If you wish to present a video or film that we do not own, we can try to arrange for rental of the title from an outside firm. Please allow up to six weeks processing time before your show date. Please call our office at 410-704-8765 to learn more and to request this service.
|CD||3600+||MRS also maintains the library's collection of CDs, phonograph records, and audiocassettes. These may be used in our Listening & Viewing Lab or they may be checked out with a valid TU OneCard.|
Faculty Reserves for Media
Audio-visual materials may be placed on reserve for use in our Listening & Viewing Lab when needed by a class or group of students. If designated by the faculty member, audio materials can be checked out for overnight use. A valid TU OneCard is required for checkout.
Listening & Viewing Lab
The Listening & Viewing Lab provides multiple stations for student use of DVD, 1/2"VHS, and laser disc materials from the collection or faculty reserves. Phonographs, cassette players and CD players are available for students to listen to the audio collection. Students must present a valid TU OneCard or other photo ID to use materials in the Listening & Viewing Lab. Keys, credit cards and clothing items will not be accepted.
Multimedia Studio & Specialized Software Lab
This facility provides special software and equipment for multimedia production. It includes resources for capturing, editing, and producing audio and video content; scoring and arranging music; designing for print and the Web; information analysis; and more.
It also offers some specialized software applications installed at the request of various departments. This provides additional capacity and options for student work when the department lab resources may not be available.
To learn more about this resource, please visit the Multimedia Studio page.
MRS also provides services for:|
|·||Researching film and video titles or topics|
|·||Video standards conversion (SECAM or PAL to NTSC)|
|·||Video format conversion or transfer (Umatic, SVHS, VHS)|
|·||Demonstrations of new types of audiovisual equipment.|
For further information, please call 410-704-8765.