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August 22, 2012

The Interactive Media Center Offers Free Classes


The Interactive Media Center offers short classes in multi-media, graphics and web design applications. These classes are free and open to the public. Some of the topics include Dreamweaver, iMovie, Audacity, Publisher, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop. The schedule is posted at: http://apps.library.albany.edu/IMCClassRegistrationSystem/ and on the University's Events Calendar:
http://events.albany.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo


Popular classes are offered this semester:


Getting Started with Microsoft Office Publisher
Publisher is one of the most popular easy-to-use desktop publishing programs. It is an excellent choice for common projects such as postcards, flyers, and brochures. It can also be used to make unusual format print projects such as posters and banners. In this class you will explore how to work with Publisher to make a print project. You will discover how to build from scratch and use the special templates.


The Web Development Sequence
The Web Development Sequence is an opportunity for participants to design and build a Web site in a manner that replicates the steps a professional Web developer follows. Over the course of 3 sessions participants will take a Web site home page from basic concept to finished page. The main software tool is Adobe Dreamweaver.


Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor, tele. 442-3608, or on the web: http://apps.library.albany.edu/IMCClassRegistrationSystem/
Walk-Ins welcomed.
For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@albany.edu

July 18, 2011

Campus Wide IT Outage on July 23 and July 30 - Most Library Services Will Be Unavailable

There will a disruption of IT Services on campus on July 23 AND July 30 from 6 AM to 1 PM. Most IT services in the Library including the Information Commons PCs and the Library website will not be available during this time.

Please plan accordingly.

For details on the affected resources, please see
https://wiki.albany.edu/display/itssystemsstatus/Systems+Status+and+Scheduled+Maintenance

January 19, 2010

The Interactive Media Center Offers Free Classes


The Interactive Media Center, basement, University Libraries offers short classes in multi-media and web design applications. These classes are free and open to the public. Topics include web design, audio and video digitizing, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

The schedule is posted at:

http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm

Highlights of ***NEW*** classes follow:

Create Interactive PDF Forms with Adobe LifeCycle Designer Convert existing documents to PDF or create from scratch. Use Adobe LifeCycle Designer from within Acrobat Pro to create documents than can be completed on-line and submitted via the Web or email. Customize online forms by applying required fields to complete, select lists to choose from, and radio buttons to click. Learn how to compile returned forms and place the information in a spreadsheet or database to manipulate.


Getting Started with Illustrator Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful high-end drawing programs available. It is the choice of professionals in the graphics design field. It is also popular with many Web designers who need the ability to create rich graphics. In this class you will become familiar with Illustrator basics. You will learn about the tools, layers, and many of the options that are available in this program

Walk-Ins welcomed.

For more information contact: Regina

Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@uamail.albany.edu

February 6, 2008

Interactive Media Center offers FREE classes

Interactive Media Center offers free classes , open to the public. Topics include Photoshop, Web design, PowerPoint, audio and video applications. Walk-Ins welcome. See: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm

Highlights of some of the classes follow:

Adobe Photoshop: Fliers, Announcements & Collages Learn how to create colorful high quality print documents. Students who never used Photoshop will learn how to add graphics, logos, and photos to a canvas. Resolution, file size and file type are discussed. Use text layers to re-use and update meeting announcements, invitations and publication dates.

Getting Started with PowerPoint Discover how to make dynamic presentations with PowerPoint. Learn how to create legible text, install images, embed sound, and place video. Find out how to use transitions and animations.

Getting Started with SurveyMonkey Participants will learn how to use SurveyMonkey to create surveys, collect responses, and download results for free or minimal cost.

Introduction to Making Movies from Pre-recorded Film and Creating DVDs Learn how to import video from many sources including your camcorder into a video editing application (iMovie will be used). Learn how to cut, move, and crop video clips; add transitions, sound files, special effects and titles. Export the final project to AVI, WMV or QuickTime format, DVD, VHS tape or add to a PowerPoint presentation.

The Special Web Development Sequence is an opportunity to design and build a Web site in a manner that replicates the steps a professional Web developer follows. Over the course of four sessions participants will take a Web site home page from basic concept to finished page. Software tools are primarily Studio 8 Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

Introduction to Audacity, Free Audio Editing Software Import audio from any source. Conduct interviews and create Podcast files. Import into the computer and combine audio tracks and edit to create a new audio file. Export to an MP3 player, CD or cassette tape, include in a movie, on the Web or in a PowerPoint presentation.

Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor, tele. 442-3607, or on the web: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm . Walk-Ins welcome.
For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@uamail.albany.edu

November 15, 2006

Laptop Lending Service at the University Libraries

Laptops are now available at each of the three libraries for loan to University at Albany students, faculty, and staff. Laptops may be borrowed for four hours or until 30 minutes before the library's closing, whichever is less. Laptops include wireless internet access, CD/DVD drive, both battery and power cord, mouse, Microsoft Office, and other software. More details are available online at http://library.albany.edu/circ/laptops.html Please note that files must be saved to an external drive (USB/jump/flash drive is recommended) and that wireless printing is not yet available. Go to the circulation desk at any of the Libraries to complete a laptop lending agreement and to borrow a laptop today! Use is restricted to the building where the laptop was borrowed. There is no overnight lending. Special fine policies are in effect.

September 12, 2006

Minerva Online Catalog Unavailable 3:00-6:00 a.m. on September 16

The Minerva online catalog will be unavailable from approximately 3:00-6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 due to scheduled maintenance. We appreciate your patience.

July 31, 2006

ERes Down on Tuesday Morning, August 1

The ERes system will be down on Tuesday, August 1 from approximately 7 a.m. - Noon for scheduled maintenance. During this time, our Ask a Librarian service will also be unavailable.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

May 30, 2006

Minerva Online Catalog Unavailable 2:30-4:00 a.m. on May 31

The Minerva online catalog will be unavailable from 2:30-4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 due to scheduled maintenance. We appreciate your patience.

March 23, 2006

Minerva Online Catalog Unavailable 7-8 a.m. on March 27

The Minerva online catalog will be unavailable between 7-8 a.m. on Monday, March 27, for hardware maintenance.

We appreciate your patience.

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