| Multimedia Services & Equipment|
We provide a number of multimedia resources and services for current faculty and staff. Instructors and employees needing additional technology in the classroom or for use at a professional conference can borrow tablets, laptops, projectors, audio-visual carts, and other circulating equipment from the Library. Contact Bo Darde or Joel Tonyan to take advantage of these resources and services. Bo also offers troubleshooting assistance for any of the Library’s equipment, and can assist you in filming an on-campus event or presentation. If you would like individual or departmental training on any of the library's circulating equipment, contact Joel Tonyan.
Are you having trouble viewing a movie or using a computer in your classroom? Bo Darde offers limited troubleshooting assistance with multimedia and computer equipment on the main NWACC campus. Contact Bo if you need basic assistance with technology in your classroom. He also provides troubleshooting assistance and training for any of the circulating equipment available through the Library. For networking problems and other more serious equipment issues, contact the college's Information Technology Services department.
Are you organizing or participating in an on-campus event that you would like captured to video? Bo Darde can film the event for you and record it to DVD or upload it to a streaming video service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Contact Bo Darde prior to the event to check whether he is available to film it for you. If you would prefer to film it yourself, the Library has video cameras and tripods available for current faculty and staff.
Circulating equipment is available to faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations or holds are permitted. NWACC faculty and staff may check out any of the items below for a period of 7 days, no renewals. Faculty and staff must review and sign the Equipment Check-Out Agreement Form before being permitted to borrow equipment from the Library.
Faculty members may authorize students to use any of the following pieces of equipment for academic projects by filling out the Faculty Student Equipment Need Form. With faculty permission, students may check out equipment for a period of 24 hours to complete an academic project. Students need to return the signed form to Bo Darde or Joel Tonyan.
- Apple iPad - Apple's iPad tablet computer features a touch-screen interface, built-in WiFi, and a digital camera and camcorder. The Library's iPad includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as well as a number of subject-specific academic programs. It also comes with a USB transfer cable and a carrying case.
- Azden Barrell Shotgun Microphone - The Azden Barrell Shotgun SGM-1X microphone includes a switchable low-cut filter, an XLR output jack, a windscreen, and a carrying case. An optional boom microphone stand is available for check out as well.
Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone - Blue Microphones's Snowball USB microphone lets you record narration and voice-overs into any computer sound-recording program. This microphone uses a USB interface and doesn't require a software driver during installation. The Snowball microphone includes a stand and USB cable.
Canon Digital Camera - The Canon PowerShot SX130IS digital camera features 12.1-megapixel image resolution, 12x optical zoom, and a 3-inch LCD display. Besides still images, this camera also offers a movie mode with sound. It includes two AA batteries, a 16-gigabyte Secure Digital memory card, a USB transfer cable, and a carrying case.
Canon High-Definition Digital Camcorder - The Canon Vixia HF M30 records 1080p video and captures still images with 3.1-megapixel image resolution. It features 8 gigabytes of internal storage and a 15x optical zoom. It includes a rechargeable battery, power cable, USB transfer cable, and a carrying case.
Canon Standard-Definition Digital Camcorder - The Canon ZR 20 records standard-definition video with a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels. It features a 10x optical zoom and a built-in image stabilizer. This camcorder stores video on MiniDV cassettes. It includes a MiniDV tape, a rechargeable battery, a power cable, USB and Firewire transfer cables, and a carrying case.
Dell Laptops - The Library provides Dell laptop computers for faculty and staff use. Depending on the model, they feature either Windows 7 or Windows Vista. They all include Microsoft Office 2010, wireless networking capabilities, and a carrying case. One also features video-editing and DVD mastering software.
Dell Projectors - The Library has several Dell digital projectors available. They display a high-definition image when connected to a computer or multimedia player. Each features VGA, S-Video, and composite video inputs and outputs. They include a carrying case, a power cable, and a VGA cable.
LG Blu-ray Player - The LG BD640 Blu-ray player features component, composite, and HDMI outputs. It supports 1080p high-definition video and surround sound through its HDMI port. It includes composite audio-video cables, an HDMI cable, a USB wireless receiver, and a remote control.
Logitech Webcam - The Logitech C910 HD Pro webcam captures high-definition, 1080p video and still images with a resolution of 10 megapixels. Both include a USB transfer cable, installation software, and a carrying case. The Logitech C910 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP as well as Mac OS X 10.5 and higher.
Panasonic Digital Video Camera - The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 digital video camera captures 16-megapixel still images and 1080p high-definition video. It features automatic and manual modes, a 3-inch touch screen LCD display, and a built-in flash. It includes a Lumix 20mm lens, lens mount adapter, 64 GB SDXC card, and Pelican 1450 protective case.
Sony Digital Voice Recorder - The Sony ICD-PX312 digital voice recorder lets you record audio notes, lectures, and other events. It features 2 GB of built-in flash memory, expandable through the recorder's microSD slot. It includes a USB cable for transferring recordings to a computer and 2 AAA batteries. Recordings are saved in MP3 format.
TurningPoint Response System - The TurningPoint Audience Response System is a Microsoft PowerPoint add-on that lets you create interactive presentations. The Library owns several sets. Each includes 25 response units, a wireless receiver, installation software, and a carrying case.
Zoom Handy Recorder - The Zoom H4n Handy portable digital recorder is designed for audio recording at concerts, lectures, and other types of events. It features built-in stereo microphones, XLR inputs and outputs for use with external microphones and video cameras. It includes a 1 GB SD card, USB cable, windscreen, A/C adapter, and protective case.