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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, and audio cassettes. 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.

HMC Resources

  • Image Collection
    • 190,000 slides US,  European Civ, Ancient Civ, Latin America, China , Japan , African, South East Asia , European Art
    • All European, Ancient, Latin America, China , Japan , African and South East Asian slides have been scanned at high resolution (1800 dpi) and are available by request for PowerPoint presentations.
    • Transparencies


  • Film Collection
    • 770 videos and dvds. List is available online. An online reservation form is also available.  If you want to use short segments of a film we have special equipment available to make clips for instructional purposes only.


  • Audio Collection
    • World music CDs, cassettes, albums. These can be converted to mp3 using our special equipment


  • Equipment
    • Bulk slide scanners
    • Flatbed scanners to scan books, slides, negatives
    • Autodocument scanners to scan up to 50 pages at a time
    • Cassette players
    • Ion turntable to convert albums and cassettes to mp3
    • Cassette recorders
    • Digital audio recorder
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital camcorders
    • Laptops
    • PC and Mac computers
    • Podcasting stations
    • Data projectors
    • Slide projectors
    • Overhead projectors


  • Viewing Room/Conference room
    • View movies and presentations


Web Presence

  • Each History Grad student has their own bio page on the History grad student web site
    • Course pages can be added as links to your page
    • CVs can be added to your page
    • Contact Angie Hoseth for changes and additions



  • Sakai  is a web based learning management system in which professors can prepare and deliver courses, communicate, and collaborate with their students
    • Free UD IT workshops
    • Course site or project site


  • Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages. Up and running in less than 30 minutes. 


Computer help and workshops

  • Free software downloads from udeploy (McAfee, SSH, Fetch)
  • Free computer workshops
    • Sakai
    • PhotoShop
    • PowerPoint 2010 Tips and Tricks (video session)
    • Windows 7
    • Google Apps (udcapture online tutorial)
    • Google Docs
    • Google Sites
    • iMovie (SMDC in library)
    • iWeb (SMDC in library)
    • MicroSoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
    • WordPress, (video session) Dupal, (video session)Dreamweaver
    • PC Desktop Best Practices (video session)
    • Teaching and Learning with Images using ArtStore (library)
    • Grants for the Nonprofit Organization (library)


Social Media – dates of all our departmental events and those of our affiliated programs are broadcast via our social media outlets


HMC Workshops or individual tutorials. Please call to schedule an appointment with Angie, Jesse or Tracy.

  • Using multimedia equipment in 203 Munroe
  • Podcasting
  • Editing Digital Audio and Video
  • Digitizing slides
  • PowerPoint
  • Simple webpage creation and publishing
  • Backup your files to the UD mainframe computer

HMC Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch

Patrons who require specialized staff assistance are encouraged to call 831-2779 to schedule an appointment.


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