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Media Stations

Three Media Stations are available in the Library Commons, to the east of the Reference Desk. Use the Media stations for scanning pictures, slides, film and text documents, graphic design and image editing, web development, desktop publishing, and accessing files on memory cards.

Course-related media production work (e.g. scanning, graphic design and image editing, web development, desktop publishing, etc.) has priority on the Media stations.

These workstations may be booked for up to 3 hours per day for course-related media production work. You will need a VIU computer account to use the Media stations. You can print from the Media stations.

The Media stations run Windows, Microsoft Office and all other software programs available on regular student lab workstations.

In addition, the following specialized technology is available:

  • Epson Perfection 300 flatbed scanners
  • DVD Read/Write drives for DVD burning and copying.
  • Adobe Master Collection, including:
    • Acrobat Pro (with LiveCycle Designer)
    • Contribute
    • Dreamweaver
    • Encore
    • Fireworks
    • Flash Builder
    • Flash Catalyst
    • Flash Professional
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Media Encoder
    • OnLocation
    • Photoshop
    • Soundbooth
  • Nero (CD and DVD burning)
  • ReadPlease (screen reader / speech simulation)

An "Intuos3" drawing tablet may be borrowed from the Library Service Desk and used to draw, sketch, or write directly into the graphics programs listed above, using the accompanying pen or mouse. The tablet may be borrowed for 4 hours at a time by VIU Students and employees (no renewals), and may be taken out of the library. Present your Employee or Student ID card at the Library Service Desk, and quote the tablet's call number, "LTABLET", to borrow the tablet. Instructions are included in the tablet package.

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Who can use this service?

Students and Employees

When is this service available?

Support for this service is available: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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