050.1 Audiovisual Department
|Created by: Pat Teague on 2/5/1999|
|Category: 0 - General Administration; 50 - Audiovisual|
|Originator: Director of Multimedia Services|
|Current File: 050.1|
|Adoption Date: 1/27/1999|
|Reviewed for Currency: 1/27/1999|
|Replaces File: 050.1|
|Date of Origin: 11/29/1972|
|In Archive? Yes|
050.1 Audiovisual Department
Multimedia Services, a part of Computing and Information Services, provides support media equipment and services for Furman faculty and staff. The office is located in FH 213. Multimedia Services office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Multimedia equipment and services are available to Furman faculty and staff on a pre-arranged basis. Student groups may also use this equipment on a case-by-case basis with faculty advisors accepting responsibility.
1. Multimedia equipment may be reserved by calling Multimedia Services twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the date and time needed. This may be done through an e-mail message to the director, by phone at 294-2070, by mail, or in person. Computer projection equipment must be reserved through the Director of Multimedia Services. No charge is made for the use of the equipment, but loan forms are signed to accept responsibility for safe return of the equipment, and charges will be assessed for damage or loss. Equipment may be picked up at the office between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. With adequate advanced notice, larger pieces of equipment may be moved by Multimedia Services staff. A student assistant is on duty Monday through Thursday while day classes are in session. Equipment for evening classes will be delivered by Multimedia Services but must be returned by the instructors. Key or other arrangements will have to be made for equipment booked at other evening times and on weekends.
2. Student assistants, trained in the operation of multimedia equipment, may be hired on an as-available basis to set up and/or operate equipment for faculty and staff. Faculty who request students to operate equipment are charged the student wage rate for this service. Student operators are required for camcorder and video projector bookings. Student wages will also be charged for video editing jobs of an hour or more duration.
3. Equipment available in Multimedia Services includes VHS camcorders, VHS and U-matic video/25" TV units, LCD computer projection unit, 16mm projectors, 35mm slide and filmstrip/cassette projectors, overhead projectors, screens, cassette recorders and record players. VHS video/25" TV units are stationed in Furman Hall, Plyler Hall, Riley Hall, Johns Hall, the Dining Hall, the Library, the Chapel, and the Playhouse. A VHS video/19" TV unit is stationed at the Physical Plant and may be moved to other areas of the campus with at least two days' prior notice. VHS video projection systems are located in McEachern and Townes lecture halls.
4. When equipment or services are not available to meet all requests, first priority will be given to requests for instructional and research purposes.
5. T-120 video tapes, C-90 and C-60 audio tapes, and projection lamps are available for departmental purchase.
6. Off-air programs may be recorded for replay within a seven-day period. Due to copyright laws, permission is generally needed to retain these for longer periods. Special satellite transmissions may also be recorded or transmitted over Furman's cable TV system. The requesting departments are responsible for obtaining the proper licenses and paying the fees for these broadcasts.
7. Video and audio cassette (monaural) dubbing facilities are available if copyright stipulations are adhered to. Video editing facilities are also available.
8. A copy stand is available for 35mm slide work. The cost of file and processing will be charged to the requesting department.
9. A dry mount press is available for lamination projects.
10. Films from the South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges (SCFIC) film collection may be prebooked through Multimedia Services. Either the Multimedia Director or the student assistant handles this service. Sixteen (16) mm film splicing facilities for these and other films are available.
11. Faculty and staff are encouraged to request training on multimedia equipment which they will be using but with which they re not familiar.
12. Multimedia Services is a short term support service. Equipment loans are limited to a maximum of one week.
13. Furman Cable TV channels 4 and 7 are available for broadcasting VHS tapes to the Furman campus. Channel 7 can also play video discs. These channels are available without charge while day classes are in session Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Monday through Thursday, 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Charges will be made for other broadcast times. Faculty and staff are responsible for the content and copyright permission of videos which they schedule to broadcast. Students must have a faculty/staff person okay their video for broadcast. Broadcasts may be booked through the Director of Multimedia Services during regular business hours.