The Media Department is able to provide audio-visual/media-technology support for classes, special events, large College functions, meetings, conferences, presentations, etc. Available for circulation are: overhead projectors, video projectors, computer projectors, slide projectors, laptop computers, Television/VCR units, Digital Cameras, Video cameras, Sound Systems, Cassette Players, Compact Disk Players, DVD players, and all support equipment.
For large scale functions, request should be included on the Official College Function Request Form and be pre-approved by the Media Department for the appropriate campus.
For classroom support, instructors should contact the appropriate Media Department (7) days prior to the anticipated need by completing the form included in this folder, by email. All requests must be in writing, either in electronic format by email or fax message. Requests may also be delivered by hand or sent through campus mail. Faculty/staff must have a valid, bar-coded Delgado Community College Photo I.D. card to check out equipment. Please remember that with limited resources, advanced planning is vital. Items checked out will be the responsibility of the person checking them out.
Photographic images, graphics, text, charts from textbooks, newspapers, magazines, etc. can be transferrred directly to videotape, 35mm slides, and/or imported as computer files. Copy Stand services require that individuals leave the original text or artwork in the Media Department to complete the task. Instructions should be included as to exactly what images are desired. Copy Stand work can normally be completed within (2) weeks of a request date.
Instructors and Staff Members may check out digital still image cameras for instructional or business use. Cameras are simple to operate and record images on a thumb drive or floppy disk for easy transfer to computer imaging programs. Cameras may be checked-out for a period of one week and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure a camera is available when required, reservation requests should be made early.
NOTE: Thumb drives and blank disks will not be provided to the user.
Can be accomplished in the appropriate Media Department
These services are special cases. Requests should be made at least (1) week prior to the date necessary for completion.
Digital images and/or text information may be copied to or from recognized computer storage media.
Slides can be duplicated through a photographic process. New or multiple copies can be made of slides. 35mm Slides can be transferred to digital format, request for transfer of slides will take 2-4 weeks.
NOTE: Duplication of 35mm slides involves processing film negatives. Requests for slide duplication normally require 10 to 14 work days for completion.
Video tapes can be duplicated yielding one or multiple copies.
It is not necessary to make an appointment to duplicate videotapes. Tapes may be dropped off at the appropriate Media Department. Here a form will be completed describing the type of duplication required. Individuals will also make arrangements to pick-up the order when completed or to have it delivered to their Division/Department office. Orders will be processed in the order received. Obviously, multiple copies will require more time to complete than single ones. If a duplicate videotape is required for a specific time, it is recommended that the order be placed at least (1) in advance. See Note* below.
It is possible to record programs off of broadcast or cablecast transmission for education use and/or documentation purposes. Individuals should contact the appropriate Media Department as soon as the program date and time is known. Recording of broadcast may be limited to availablitlity.
NOTE: Copying videotapes and recording programs off air are subject to copyright rules and regulations. Individuals should make every effort to observe these regulations in accordance with fair-use. The Media Departments at Delgado Community College follows the Code of Conduct as outlined by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers with regard to copyright matters.
Overhead Transparency Creation:
Overhead transparencies can be created in color or black-and-white. The Media Department can assist in design and layout.
NOTE: Delgado's on-site Xerox copy service, The Duplicator, can provide transparencies at the cost of materials.
Videotaping Classes or Special Events:
The instructor of record of a course may check out a simple-to-use, fully automatic VHS camcorder to use in his or her classroom for the purpose of taping projects or events for critique and/or documentation. The instructor will receive a tutorial on the proper set-up and use of the camera, tripod support, and microphone use and placement. Instructors may arrange to pick up and return the camera equipment from the appropriate Media Department, or may choose to have the camera delivered, set-up, and then picked-up for return by a Media Specialist.
To choose this option, instructors should schedule with the Media Department (7) days in advance of the date required.
For situations that do not fit into the option described above (i.e., videotaping theatre plays, music recitals, art exhibits), faculty and staff should contact the appropriate Media Department during the planning phase of the event to determine the best possible way to accomplish the desired outcome.