The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Multimedia & Digitization

‌The Freedman Center provides a number of multimedia resources designed to help your projects and research reach their digital potential. Staff is on-hand to assist in getting you started and can point users to helpful tutorials along the way. While our workstations are primarily Windows-based, we do offer a Mac for patrons who wish to work with Apple products.

Digitization of Audio & Video

Our facility offers the tools needed to turn analog media into digital format. We support the digitization of sources such as VHS, Betamax, U-Matic, Laser Disc, Cassette, LPs, and more.

Digitization of Images & Documents

We have a variety of scanners to allow for digitizing documents, photos, slides, transparencies (including x-rays), film strips, and more.  Scanned documents can be made searchable using Adobe software.

Sound & Video Editing

The Freedman Center hosts software to facilitate sound and video editing in programs such as Adobe Elements, Audacity, iTunes, Roxio, Sound Forge, TPMG (Tsunami), and more.

Desktop Publishing & Image Editing

Workstations are equipped with a full set of desktop publishing and image editing software including the Adobe Suite, Sony Media, and ComicLife.

Equipment Loan

Available at the Service Center on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library, the Freedman Center provides a variety of high-end loanable equipment to capture audio and video for projects and presentations. We also offer other devices such as GPS, digital headphones, tablet devices, laptops, laser pointers, and rentable projectors and screens.  A full list can be found here.

Large Format Printing & Laminating

We offer large format printing and lamination services for our customers. Commonly, this service is used to print and/or laminate research posters, large maps, and artwork. You may schedule an appointment with staff for a consultation about your poster or take advantage of our drop-off service; click here to learn more.

Perceptive Pixel

This large multi-touch display is perfect for previewing research posters or art pieces before they are printed.  Patrons are welcome to bring in their files to view on the screen on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Pixel also support multi-touch digital exhibits through the use of Intuiface software.

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