The Dartmouth College Library is pleased to announce that the Jones Media Center will be undergoing a renovation during the winter break and throughout the winter term that will result in several significant improvements in direct response to requests from students and faculty. The renovated Jones Media Center will feature:
During the renovation period, the Center’s services, including collections checkout, equipment loan, staff consultation, technical help, and viewing of course reserve materials will continue. The Center will, however, have a somewhat reduced capacity in terms of seating and available workstations.
While the present Jones Media Center facility itself will be closed to users during construction, the staff and some of the equipment will relocate temporarily to the 2nd floor landing area immediately outside the Jones Media Center and Evans Map Room. Opening hours will be unaffected. The 2nd floor will be closed when Jones and/or Evans are not in operation. The Jones staff will work closely with faculty and students to facilitate course media projects and other services, and will strive to minimize service disruption during the renovation.
The Jones Media Center supports the instruction and research needs of Dartmouth’s faculty, students, staff and alumni by providing facilities, collections and expertise for researching, viewing and producing a wide range of media.
The Jones Media Center provides equipment and expertise for producing video for classroom and extracurricular projects. Digital cameras, camcorders and audio recorders are available for loan. Multimedia stations are available for editing audio and video, scanning and manipulating images, and creating presentations. Workshops offered during the term provide instruction on multimedia hardware and software available in the Jones Center.
The Center's media collection comprises more than 15,000 DVDs and 5,500 videotapes, as well as audiotapes, CDs, and CD-ROMs. Subjects range from the American Film Institute's Top 100 movies of all time and popular television series, to foreign language films and videotapes of public lectures, Commencement, Convocation and other Dartmouth events. Individual stations and a conference room are available for viewing videos in variety of formats, including HD.
The microformat collection comprises more than 400,000 items in a variety of formats. Holdings include newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and personal papers and collections. Equipment includes reader/printers that enable users to scan, print or email documents.
The Digital Media Lab has equipment and support for digitizing and editing audio, video and images. This facility is also equipped to provide for repair, duplication, transfer, conversion and preservation of media materials in most popular audio and video formats.
Last Updated: 12/12/14