New Digital Media Space in the Hub

POSTED: MAY 15, 2013

Efforts began in November 2012 to transform the computer lab space in The Hub at W.T. Young to a student digital media space to be known as “The Media Depot.” The Media Depot will provide online assistance, recording equipment and space, editing stations with software, and technical support for students’ development of their academic media projects. The Media Depot is funded by the Student Technology Fee and is a collaboration between Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) and UK Libraries and is in support of the QEP, Presentation U.

Since November, the five specialized recording rooms have been completed. APAT is currently developing the plan to staff and support the student digital media space. For Fall 2013, recording rooms will open, editing machines will be arranged in pods for group work and an orientation station will be staffed with “media experts” to assist students with projects. A collaborative student space has also been created. This space is located behind the help desk in the Cisco Student Lab – students will be able to relax, work on projects or meet in groups.

A grand opening for the Media Depot is being scheduled for August. Questions about the Media Depot may be directed to Kirk Laird. Updates for the media/presentation space will be provided throughout the summer at and
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