Purpose

The Digital Media Tutoring Center (DMTC) provides equipment for the creation of audio, video, and image-based projects in support of class projects.  The center has three high end workstations and two monitors with external mice and keyboards for connection to NMU laptops.  Tutors are available to assist you at scheduled times if you need assistance.

Policies

The Center’s workstations and equipment for circulation is only available to students, faculty, and staff at Northern Michigan University.

The workstations and monitors are not intended for playing video games, watching videos, surfing the internet, or checking email. You will be politely asked to leave if using the DMTC equipment for these purposes.

Please do not modify, move, unplug, or change in any way the computer equipment, including cables, keyboards, mice, etc. If you need assistance, consult the DMTC tutors.

Please do not attempt to download, install or uninstall software of any kind. If you need something that is not available on a computer, please speak to the DMTC supervisor, Kevin McDonough.

We ask that you be considerate of others and keep noise level to a minimum.

File Storage

The DMTC does not provide file storage.  You need to bring your own memory stick or DVD, or check out storage devices from the Public Services Desk.   All files left on DMTC workstations will be deleted automatically each night.  If you are concerned someone may copy your project before it is deleted during the nightly purge, you are responsible for deleting the content.

Reservation

You can reserve use of a workstation for up to two hours. The iPad kiosk outside the DMTC will list workstations and tutors available for any given day and time.

Copyright

Be aware that reproduction or distribution of copyrighted works, including, but not limited to, images, text, or software, without permission of the owner is an infringement of U.S. Copyright Law and is subject to civil damages and/or criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.  

Generally there is no issue if media projects are used for educational purposes, not made available to the public, use small sections of copyrighted works, and give credit to original sources. However, if in doubt, please contact Kevin McDonough, Reference Librarian at 227-2118 or kmcdonou@nmu.edu, for clarification. Ultimately you are responsible for any copyright violations.