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Hours of Operation

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Located in Lovejoy 406, the Instructional Media Center is available as a resource to the Colby College community to assist members of the faculty with course-oriented academic projects.


Services Provided by the IMC

  • Scanning of analog print or photo materials up to 11x17 in., including photos, slides, and documents.
  • Digitization of analog audio cassette tape to mp3 or audio CD
  • Conversion of VHS tape to DVD
  • Creation of digital clips (Quicktime, iMovie project) from MiniDV, VHS, or DVD
  • DVD copying
  • Poster printing (please click here for poster printing guidelines - do not drop poster files off at the IMC!)
  • VHS format changes (PAL to NTSC)

Note: due to time constraints and fair use guidelines, the length of digital clips and conversions may be limited (for more information, please see guidelines section below).

Equipment and Facilities

Equipment Loans
For faculty members planning a multimedia project as part of a course, the IMC has a limited number of basic, portable video and audio recording devices available for students to borrow. Please contact Qiuli Wang before the beginning of the semester if you are planning a video or audio project for your students that will require use of this equipment.

Facilities Use
IMC facilities are available for independent work on academic projects by faculty members or their student assistants. Please contact Qiuli Wang for approval and scheduling information.

Video Editing

The IMC has five video-editing stations running Apple's Final Cut software which are available for approved projects. Please contact Qiuli Wang for more information.

IMC Guidelines

Conversion and copying services must be conducted within the constraints of copyright law. The IMC cannot copy or convert materials for which permission has not been granted. Faculty members may be asked to obtain permission from the copyright holder or the opinion of the Director of Libraries before a conversion or copy can be made.

The IMC is for academic project use only and cannot accomodate requests for personal projects. For all projects, please expect and plan for at least a 48-hour turnaround time; projects are completed on a first-come-first-serve basis.