Digital Media Lab: An Ilsley & MCTV Collaboration
Ilsley and MCTV offer cardholders access to the Digital Media Lab. The Lab has three primary purposes:
- To support the creation of new digital media.
- To facilitate video conferencing and virtual meetings.
- To support the digitization of analog audio, video, and photographic (print, negative, slide) sources.
Equipment and software in the Digital Media Lab allows for video conferencing, podcasting, recording voice overs, video editing, and screen-casting, as well as the conversion of numerous analog media, such as LPs, cassettes, and VHS tapes. The Digital Media Lab is a sound baffled room, featuring an iMac workstation with full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, studio grade audio recording capability, and turntable, cassette player, VCR/DVD deck, and scanner. Patrons can sign out the room key with their library card, and will receive a brief orientation and training on specific equipment and software prior to starting a project. Call (802) 388-4095 (library) or (802) 388-3062 (MCTV) to schedule an orientation.
The Digital Media Lab is one result of a long-standing collaboration between Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television. In addition, Ilsley and MCTV run workshops for students after school (Youth Media Lab), and video camps during school vacations and over the summer (Lights, Camera, Action!) that are offered free to students in grades 4+.