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IMC: Faculty and Staff Resources

Equipment Circulation

The IMC provides a wide variety of multimedia equipment including:
VCR's (VHS) Television monitors (27” & 35”) LCD projectors
Overhead projectors 35mm slide projectors Videodisc players
DVD players 16mm film projectors Laser pointers
Projection screens Cassette player/recorders Easels
Record players Opaque projectors CD players
Portable PA Mini Vox Laptops (PC & Mac)
Smart Carts (LCD/laptop/VCR/DVD)

Although it is best to make equipment reservations well in advance to ensure availability, please place reservations at least one day before you plan to pick up the item. This will help us to assign the proper equipment to meet your multimedia needs.

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding equipment use and procedures.

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Media Circulation

The IMC multimedia library contains over 5,000 titles of programs which are available to faculty for regularly scheduled college courses both on and off campus, as well as other instructional purposes; and for student use to research a subject, media assisted tutoring, or for enjoyment. Student use of media is restricted to the IMC facility.

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding media use and procedures.

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Event Request

The IMC provides a wide range of services for events, including public announcement systems, audio taping, video taping, smart-cart and smart classroom systems, as well as a variety of hybrid systems. Due to limited resources, we ask that requests be made at least two weeks in advance of event.

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding event services and procedures.

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CD Duplication

We suggest that faculty make their lectures and classroom material available for students through the IMC. The IMC can burn CD-ROM, CD audio, and MP3 formats for student purchase.

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding CD duplication services and procedures.

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Placing Media on Reserve

Media that belong to an individual or a department can be placed on reserve in the IMC for students who may have missed the presentation in class. Materials in the following formats may be placed on reserve in the IMC:
Videotape (VHS) Audiotape
CD-ROM DVD
CD

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding placing media on reserve.

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Media Brochures

The IMC will create media brochures to provide a convenient method of displaying available materials for a specific class or program. A media brochure can be prepared for virtually any subject that the IMC supports with media. Currently, the IMC has brochures available for:
African-American Studies American Indian Studies
Asian Studies GED Program
Fire Science Sign Language
TEACH Program Women’s Studies
ESL

See the IMC Policy Manual for detailed information regarding placing media on reserve.

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Collection Development

Recommendations and requests for additions to the IMC media collection are encouraged. New materials are selected for the media collection from a number of sources; reviews, articles, film festivals, film markets, contemporary directions in film and video, AVC curriculum, as well as faculty, staff, and student requests. Media are purchased, most commonly, in the following formats:
Videotape (VHS) CD CD-ROM (PC & Mac)
DVD Audiotapes Laser disc

The IMC Policy Manual will guide staff and faculty through the recommendation and request process.

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Consultation/Recommendation

Technology is a tool that can enhance education. New hardware and software that facilitates or strengthens the learning process is constantly emerging and changing. The IMC places a high priority on helping faculty and staff integrate technology into their curricula or workspace. The IMC staff will be happy to provide current information on the selection and purchase of multimedia equipment, provide the names of vendors, or assist with software, multimedia presentations, and web development.

The IMC Policy Manual will guide IMC staff through the consultation procedure.

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Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing is a recent development which links meeting rooms and classrooms through digital audio-visual technology. Cameras, microphones, video monitors and state-of-the-art telecommunications technology provide a window to similarly-equipped meeting rooms at another site. IMC provides a single point of contact for individuals wanting to use videoconferencing. We can connect globally with sites in almost every country in the world. As a member of the Cenic dedicated system, we have the ability to host and/or connect to all campuses within the Cal State, UC, and California Community College systems, as well as any other system with ISDN384 bonded, 384 kbps capabilities. Videoconferencing equipment is available for use in rooms BE 118 and BE 132.

The IMC Policy Manual will guide IMC staff through the process of requesting video conference services, and help the IMC to provide a valuable service to the campus community.

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Satellite Downlinks

The Instructional Multimedia Center handles all satellite setups for the AVC campus. Requesting this service is a one-stop process for the end user. IMC has the ability to downlink and record satellite transmissions on C and KU band transmissions on two satellite systems: CCCSAT and Steerable. CCCSAT is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office and has the ability to host and/or connect to all campuses within the CSU, UC, and California Community College systems. The steerable system can be used to select virtually any satellite transmission.

The IMC Policy Manual will guide IMC staff through the process of requesting satellite downlinks.

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Graphics

The IMC’s graphic service provides the campus with a wide variety of graphic design and product services for classroom support, publications, promotional materials for classes, and campus-wide special events. The artist can advise, design, and produce your varied projects, including:
Advertisements Banners Book layout
Brochures Certificates Charts
Diagrams Film/Flatbed scanning Fliers
Flow charts Forms
Laminating (24” wide max.) Logo design Maps
Photography Power Point presentations Program cover design
Signs Software support Tags/Name plates
Transparencies Window displays Web page design
Invitations/Announcements

The IMC Policy Manual will guide IMC staff through the procedure necessary to request graphic services.

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Training

The IMC provides the campus with a wide variety of training opportunities. Training is provided through a variety of mediums including: satellite downlinks, videoconferencing, and classroom instruction. Training sessions will be made available on a variety of multimedia equipment, videoconferencing, and a variety of software applications, such as: PowerPoint, Word, PageMaker, Photoshop, and FileMaker Pro. Sessions are presented in a hands-on format.

The IMC Policy Manual will guide IMC staff through the necessary procedure to request or take part in the IMC training programs.

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