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Computer Clusters

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Equipment and Computers

Microform Equipment

The Media-Microtext Center houses ten reader/printers for accessing microfilm; five of which can also be used for microfiche. The Minolta MS 7000 can also be used to scan either format and save the files electronically as tifs. These can be saved to a zip disc (maximum capacity of 250MB) or transferred via ftp. One microprint/microcard reader, which can also save files electronically, or produce prints from a laserprinter. Staff are available to help users who are unfamiliar with the equipment.


The Media-Microtext Center houses two kiosk machines for searching the library catalog and other bibliographic databases. It also has a cluster of 4 PC's, whose use is restricted to users of the media collections; a valid SUNet ID is required.

Media Equipment

The Media-Microtext Center contains the necessary equipment for viewing or listening to materials in its collection.

Equipment includes viewing stations (with capacity to play DVD, video-cassette, or laserdisc), audio-cassette players and high-speed tape duplicators, a phonograph record player, and digital still cameras. The facility also houses a computer gaming complex, which includes an Xbox, a Nintendo gamecube system, a Sony Playstation 2, an Atari system, a Vectrex, and an Apple 2e system. Computer videogames in the library collections can be found in Socrates, or on-line at Videogame collection.

List of equipment in Media-Microtexts:

  • Phonograph record player
  • Audio Cassette players
  • Audio tape duplicating machines
  • Video Cassette players
    • NTSC capable (tapes from the US)
    • PAL capable (tapes from Germany)
    • SEACAM capable (tapes from France)
  • Laser Disk players
  • Microfilm / Microfichereaders & printers
  • Microprint (micro-opaque) reader & printer
  • DVD players
    • NTSC capable (DVD's from the US)
    • PAL capable (DVD's from Germany)
    • SEACAM capable (DVD's from France)
  • 4 PC's with
    • DVD players
    • web cast reception with audio/video capability
  • Headsets
  • CD player

    For more information about the equipment located on the Meyer second floor, including how to reserve a classroom to show media to a large group, see: the Academic Computing Center.

Last modified: August 16, 2007

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