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Media Duplication/Conversion

The rapid evolution of media formats has resulted in the limited availability of players and support for older media formats (including VHS VCR tapes). The University Libraries and the iDesign-Classroom Group are working together to assist faculty members in updating the media format of their instructional materials. Information for requesting the University Libraries to purchase new media, converting media from analog to digital format, and making arrangements to show analog materials is available in this chart.

Need Process Contact Required lead time Source media format Final media format
Purchase new instructional media Complete request to University Libraries' Multimedia Services. Notice will be sent when the materials have been purchased and processed. Beth Toren
293-0336
2 months N/A Streaming whenever possible; DVD when streaming is not available
Convert analog materials owned by the University Libraries Conversion is only available of the material is not available for purchase in the required destination format (DVD or streaming). Complete request to University Libraries' Multimedia Services. Notice will be sent when the conversion has been completed. Hilary Fredette 293-0318 5 days VHSfilm DVD (if not available)Streaming, available through eReserves, which requires a logon set up specifically for the class
Convert analog materials NOT owned by the University Libraries and NOT available for purchase in a digital format First Option: Instructor permanently donates the material to the University Libraries' Multimedia Services. Complete request. Notice will be sent when the conversion has been completed. Hilary Fredette
293-0318
5 days VHS
film
DVD
Streaming, available through eReserves, which requires a logon set up specifically for the class
Second Option: Media conversion by CTEC. Please see below. iDesign-Classroom
293-2832
5 days 16mm filmaudio cassetteaudio CDlaserdiscminiDVPAL, SECAMand NTSCformats on VHSStandard VHS DVD
Offer digital materials provided by the instructor via eReserves Complete request to University Libraries. Provide source materials to University Libraries' Multimedia Services. Notice will be sent when the conversion has been completed. Hilary Fredette 293-0318 5 days DVDstreaming Streaming, available through eReserves, which requires a logon set up specifically for the class
Show VHS tapes in CTec rooms without installed VCR players. Check out portable VCR player and cables from University Libraries' Multimedia Services. Contact CTec for training on input panel prior to the class period. Use input panel to show media. Multimedia Services
293-0354
CTec
293-2832
Same day or reservations VHS N/A
Show portable digital media (on DVD, iPod, CD, etc.) in CTec room. Contact [cref classrooms CTec] for training prior to the class period. CTec Standard rooms have computers with CD/DVD players. Laptops can also be used to play DVDs or CDs. Input panels accept RCA connections. iDesign-Classroom
293-2832
Advance training recommended, Equipment installed in classroom RCA input N/A