GENESEO, N.Y. - Students and faculty at the State University of New York at Geneseo have a new state-of-the-art digital media lab (DML) at their disposal in the college's Milne Library with a wide array of media to support their academic endeavors.
Among options the DML offers are the ability to create and edit video and audio materials, podcasts and interactive web sites, using professional-level equipment and software for both Mac and PC computers.
"Users of the lab will find it an inspiring and creative place to design digital media, edit audio and video, or develop digital research and scholarship projects," said Sue Chichester, the college's chief information officer and director of the department of computing and information technology (CIT). "Library and CIT staff members will be available to assist in using the equipment and software during library hours and we expect heavy demand."
The interim director of Milne Library, Cyril Oberlander, says digital technologies are becoming increasingly important for both students and faculty in the production of materials for class projects, research pursuits and community initiatives.
"The lab places these technologies all in one location on campus, which provides convenience for equipment check-out and project guidance," said Oberlander. "We are trying to merge digital scholarship with a strong instructional design component. This multi-media lab is a foundation that we will continue to develop based on the needs of our students and faculty."
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