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Physical access to the Sanford Media Center is restricted as the Libraries are closed until further notice, effective March 18, 2020. We will continue to offer remote service and support for students’ creative media projects to the best of our ability during this unpredictable time. More detailed info below:

One-on-one consultations and technical support for students, faculty, and staff:
We are available for remote consultation on all supported multimedia applications and for multimedia equipment (either equipment from the libraries or your own gear). Email us at smc@ua.edu, let us know what you’re working on and we’ll set up an online meeting or phone call if we can’t immediately answer your question over email.

Instructors who are working with the SMC:
We will continue to provide instruction and technological support for your multimodal projects as they evolve with the situation. Instructors who had already scheduled sessions with us have been contacted and we plan to continue to offer support remotely via video conferencing or other appropriate means. Instructors who would like support during the closure are encourage to contact us at smc@ua.edu and we will do our best to see how we can help. We are happy to assist any instructors who wish to revise their multimedia project requirements in response to the limited access to media equipment and spaces, and other disruptions caused by the closure.

Users with files on the SMC local drive:
The SMC shared storage is self-contained and not connected to the larger campus network, although we have a remote backup available as a last resort. If you had projects on the server and you were unable to back it up before campus emptied for the break, email us at smc@ua.edu ASAP and we will do our best to get you your files.

Equipment and Software:
Unfortunately, some software from the SMC lab will be unavailable during the closure, as will the circulating media equipment provided by the libraries. Info on software available to you remotely, as well as suggestions for equipment alternatives and project workarounds can be found at our software LibGuide here: guides.lib.ua.edu/SMCApps

Jon Ezell, Ph. D. – Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design
Scott Barnes – Digital Media Specialist
Shane Miesse – Digital Media Specialist

Create

Use our software to bring your multimedia project to life! We provide support for a variety of digital media software, including the entire Adobe Creative Suite, music production software, and video editing programs.

Learn

The Sanford Media Center’s employees have the skills to answer your questions at every step along the way. Our professional staff can also give one on one and small group instruction sessions covering almost any multimedia topic you can think
of. We also have training resources available for our recording studio, lighting equipment, and SLR cameras. Almost anything you can imagine, we can help you create.

Collaborate

We are here to help, whether you’re on your own or working on a team. The SMC can provide resources for small groups, and our public data storage option makes collaboration a breeze.