Stewart Memorial Library

Media Technologies

The Media Technologies Department, located in the lower level of Stewart Memorial Library, provides classroom technical support, equipment loans, and serves the various multimedia needs of the Coe College Community.

In addition to the services it provides, the Media Technologies Department houses a collection of over 6,000 items including DVDs, VHS, and LPs available for checkout. The department also has equipment, such as digital camcorders, available for checkout for class-related purposes.

The Media Technologies Department manages the following facilities on campus: the Audiovisual Theater, Audiovisual Preview Room, Kesler Lecture Hall, and the MakerStudio.

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Services

Equipment

Available for in-library use:

  • Viewing Stations: Ten stations equipped with TV and DVD/VCR players are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Headphones are available for checkout for use within the library as well.
  • Video Editing Stations: Three Mac video editing stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The stations have iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Preview, and Audacity installed. Use for course assignments receives top priority.

Available for check out or purchase:

  • Digital Camcorders / Tripods: Provided on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. The loan period for a camera is 24 hours, with limited renewal. Cameras can only be checked out between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday. All individuals must sign an Audio Visual Camera Policy Agreement before checking out a camera.
  • Audio Recorders: Provided on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. The loan period is 24 hours, with limited renewal. Audio recorders can only be checked out between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday. All individuals must sign an Audio Visual Audio Recorder Policy Agreement before checking out a camera.
  • Blank DVDs may be purchased for $1.00 each. Blank CDs may be purchased for $.50 each. If you would like to purchase a new miniDV tape, the cost is $3.50.

Faculty/staff may check out the following:

  • CD Players
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Portable PA Systems
  • Record Players
  • Slide Projectors
  • Tape Recorders

Video Editing Stations

Media editing stations are located within the Media Technologies Departments located on the lower level of the library. The editing room contains three Mac editing stations that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The stations have iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Preview, and Audacity installed. Use for course assignments receives top priority.

Course Reserves

Media placed on Reserve have a loan period of two hours and are not available for circulation outside the library. Students must view reserve media in the Media Technologies department at one of the ten viewing stations in the department. All media requested for scheduled showings are placed on reserve two weeks in advance of the scheduled show date and remain on reserve for the semester. Personal copies of media may be placed on  Reserve. Library barcodes are affixed to personal media to facilitate circulation and provide security.

NOTE: In-house training is available for all Media Technology equipment available in the department, as well as video editing. Training is available from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday; appointments can be made by contacting Laura Riskedahl or Linda Hummel.


Policies

Loan Periods

Reserve Items:

  • Two Hour Reserve - Items placed on reserve by instructors may only be viewed in the Media Technologies Department - they are checked out but may not leave the library. They are housed behind the Media Technologies desk and an employee must retrieve the title for you. Titles that are checked out less than two hours before closing must still be returned that same day; students are not allowed to take them home overnight.
  • One Day Loan - Items placed on reserve by instructors that may be checked out for 24 hours. These are also stored behind the Media Technologies desk and an employee must retrieve the title for you.

Browsing Collection:

The Browsing Collection consists of current popular and feature film DVDs which are available for checkout for a three day loan period. Items may be renewed by calling the department or requesting renewal at the desk. The Browsing area is located just to the left of the Media Technologies  desk.

Main Collection:

Our main collection consists of over 5,500 DVDs and VHS tapes and is organized according to Library of Congress numbers. If a title does not have one of the stickers identified above, the loan period is seven days. Titles may be renewed by phone or in person.

Equipment:
Information on our Media Technologies equipment, including checkout restrictions, is available above.

Fine Policies

Loans Fines
Videos & DVDs $1.00 per day
2 Hour Reserve Items $.25 per hour
Equipment on 24 Hour Checkout $5.00 per day for the first week, $10.00 per day thereafter
Lost Material Cost to replace the item plus a processing fee of $10.00
  • Once an item is overdue for seven days, it will be declared "lost."' The patron is then charged a non-refundable "lost processing" fee. The lost processing fee is $10.00.
  • No refunds will be issued for the replacement cost of an item if it is not returned within one month after a bill is sent to the patron.
  • Patrons may not purchase a replacement for an item that has been "lost." The replacement cost will be charged to their account at the business office.

Collections

The Media Technologies Department houses over 6,000 DVDs, VHS, and LPs available for checkout. The titles range from blockbuster "feature" films to documentaries to everything in between.


Facilities

Kesler Lecture Hall

  • Located on the north end of Hickok Hall
  • 156 stationary stadium seats with possibility of 30 more portable chairs
  • Touch screen smart podium
  • PC, VGA or HDMI connection for laptop hookup, VCR/DVD player
  • Data projector and lowerable screen
  • Adjustable house lights
  • Built-in surround sound system that supports the use of wireless microphones.

Audiovisual Preview Room

  • Located in the Media Technologies Department, lower level of the library, south end
  • 12 moveable chairs
  • 42" Plasma television screen
  • VCR/DVD player, VGA connection for laptop hookup, cablevision access

Audiovisual Theater

  • Located in the lower level of the library, southeast end
  • 48 stationary stadium seats
  • Universal touch-button control panel
  • PC, laptop hookup, and VCR/DVD player
  • Data projector and lowerable screen

Virtual Reality

Located within the Media Technologies Department in the lower level of the library, the Virtual Reality Studio is open during the department's regular hours. Students and faculty MUST call the Media Technologies Department to schedule the room.

Currently, only programs that we have downloaded are available. Programs include various design programs, art & music creative software, medical & science programs, as well as some historical games. Please contact the department for further information on what is available. 

NOTE: Faculty and staff should schedule facilities at least one week prior to the scheduled date. Contact Laura Riskedahl or Linda Hummel to schedule these rooms.