The library’s Instructional Media Services area, located on the ground floor of the library, supports the academic program in the following areas:
• digital signage
• instructional media materials
• library media classroom sessions (presentations, Skype calls, and video viewings)
• media laminating, color printing, and scanning
• portable equipment
• technology in academic spaces
Instructional Media Services procures and supports digital signage technology for the campus. Contact the media coordinator to arrange purchases, digital content, installation, and instruction. Departments needing digital signage are financially responsible for project costs.
Instructional Media Materials
Instructional Media Services houses a variety of academic media materials. The library develops its video and audio collections by acquiring materials requested by faculty members to meet their instructional needs. These items are purchased with the library’s media materials fund on a first-come, first-served basis over the course of the university’s fiscal year, which begins June 1.
Only current OBU and HSU faculty who have an account at their university library may take physical media materials outside of the library. The standard check-out period is two weeks, but it may be customized to fit a faculty member’s instructional needs. All other patrons may access media materials in the library’s Instructional Media area.
Only current OBU faculty, students, and staff may access the library’s subscription online media collection, Films on Demand.
Faculty may also arrange for items be put on reserve for class or individual student use in the library’s Instructional Media Services area.
Library Media Classroom Sessions
Patrons may reserve the library’s Instructional Media Services classroom (AV-1) for presentations, Skype calls, and video viewings.
To see if the classroom is available, check the calendar in Outlook by clicking on “Public Folders,” scroll to “Instructional Media Services”, and click on “AV-1.” Check the calendar to see if the room is available on the date and time you will need the room.
Advance notice of at least one day is required. Requests requiring special set-up should be submitted at least three days before the event. Contact the media coordinator to make arrangements.
Media Laminating, Color Printing, and Scanning
Instructional Media Services offers the following media production services:
Lamination. IMS’s laminator can accommodate media that is as thick as poster board and that measures up to 22″ wide. The cost is 10 cents per linear inch.
Color Printing. Single-sided color printouts (8.5″ x 11″ paper only) are 35 cents each.
Scanning. Patrons may use IMS’s scanner to transfer documents and photos.
Instructional Media Services loans portable equipment to current OBU faculty, staff, and students for short term, official university purposes on a first-come, first-served basis. Personal use is strictly prohibited, and loans are done for academic purposes only.
Patrons are generally responsible for picking up, setting up, operating, and returning the library’s portable equipment and related accessories. If IMS assistance is required, at least 24-hours’ written notice must be given so that IMS personnel can adjust work schedules accordingly.
When patrons pick up equipment, they will be shown equipment operation procedures, verify the equipment they are borrowing is in working condition, and sign a “Library Equipment Loan Agreement.” Patrons are responsible for repair and replacement costs due to negligent use.
Submit portable equipment requests directly to the media coordinator. Please note that portable equipment is limited, so advance reservation of equipment is advised and appreciated.
The library’s portable equipment inventory includes: audio players/recorders, laptop computers, projection screens (70″ or 84″ on tripod), projectors (multimedia, overhead transparency, and slide), televisions, video camcorders, video players/recorders (DVD or VHS), and webcams.
IMS does, under certain circumstances, provide equipment to non-OBU personnel on a daily or weekly fee-rental basis for on-campus non-academic social events like weddings or family gatherings and summer groups. Such usage incurs a deposit and rental fee and requires a signed Equipment Rental Agreement. Patrons must provide their own computer. Delivery and set-up of equipment by IMS staff can be arranged with 24-hour notice.
Technology in Academic Spaces
Starting in 2012-2013, Instructional Media Services assumed responsibility for supporting and maintaining technology in academic spaces throughout the campus. Contact the media coordinator for assistance.