History Media Center
The History Media Center
is a multimedia resource facility for the History department created
in 1970 with the help of the History Education Project of the
AHA and general University funding. The Center provides history
faculty, graduate students and history education students with
the use of, and instruction in, electronic media for teaching
and research through the creative application of technology. The
Center's resources encompass a number of teaching collections
including slides, maps, transparencies, videos, DVD's, music CD's,
audio cassettes, and educational software. Technical equipment,
such as computers, laptops, data projectors, scanners, video and
audio players, digital and 35 mm cameras, is also available to
produce multimedia lectures.
The Center houses a collection of
over 190,000 slides covering images in American, European, and
World history, of which, more than 12,000 circulate each year.
An easy-to-use database lets patrons search for slides using key
words, time period, or geographic location. History Media Center
staff can assist users with the selection of video programs from
over 700 videotapes and DVDs including academic films, documentaries,
international films, special purpose videos, and feature films.
The Center's staff also provide other
services for the history department including: graphic design
and desktop publishing; photography and digital imagery; computer
cataloging of images; database development and management; assistance
with equipment and media scheduling and maintenance; assistance
with Sakai and Webpage design, coordination of book orders with
faculty and the University Bookstore, and general computer and
software technical assistance.
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