Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Digital Media help coming to Jackson Library Fall 2012

Hi all, please enjoy this announcement on digital media services...

This Fall, the Digital Media Commons will open its doors in the lower level [=basement] of Jackson Library. As you know, UNCG students are increasingly required to create and use digital media to complete their assignments. Twenty-first century graduates must now possess media literacy skills in order to critically analyze media, and to create and convey their own ideas and messages in today's emerging mediums.  The Digital Media Commons (DMC) will be a new space on campus where UNCG students, faculty, and staff can get help with all aspects of creating and refining their multimedia projects.

The DMC will be jointly operated by staff and students from the Libraries, UNCG Writing Center, and UNCG Speaking Center, and with assistance from Graduate Assistants from the Media Studies Program and School of Library and Information Science.

The Commons will contain lots of group work areas, workstations, media editing rooms, scanners, consultation spaces, a presentation practice room, and staff offices. Patrons will come to the Commons to get assistance with selecting, using, and citing media resources, as well as consult experts on the rhetorical, aesthetic, and technical aspects of developing and communicating their ideas through media.

The Digital Media Commons site is currently under construction in the lower level of Jackson Library, with plans to begin providing services when the Fall 2012 semester begins in mid-August. News of the construction and services will be updated periodically on the DMC webpage,

The Digital Media Commons page has this additional information: Please send your questions, comments, and suggestions to: Joe Williams, Head of Access Services, University Libraries