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Media Design Lab

September 8, 2014

You asked and we responded! The library’s MEDIA DESIGN LAB offers students, faculty and staff the tools and resources to create a host of multimedia projects.

The MEDIA DESIGN LAB offers:

  • Access to iMAC and Windows machines
  • Scanners
  • Video Conversion
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Master Collection (Acrobat X Pro, Photoshop CS6 Extended, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Acrobat X Pro, Dreamweaver CS6, Flash Professional CS6, Flash Builder 4.6 Premium Edition, Dreamweaver CS6, Fireworks CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS6, Adobe Audition CS6, SpeedGrade CS6, Prelude CS6, Encore CS6, Bridge CS6, Media Encoder CS6)
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iLife (iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, Garage Band)
  • Quicktime
  • MacCaption
  • Camtasia
  • Expert assistance

MEDIA DESIGN LAB Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1pm-9pm

New Water Fountain!

August 5, 2014

We’re at t-minus 13 days until the fall semester begins anew here at UNC Asheville! Ramsey Library has undergone some changes over the summer, one of which is that we now have a water bottle compatible water fountain on the main level. (The cup, for scale, holds 30 ounces and is a bit taller than a 750 ml water bottle.)

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We’ll be previewing more of our building changes and additions in the days to come; stay tuned!

Bookdrop Moving

June 16, 2014

Looking for the bookdrop in front of Governors Hall? Due to construction, has been moved to Reed Plaza, right next to Highsmith. It will return to its regular location when the project is completed.

Planned outages Monday and Wednesday, May 12 and 14

May 8, 2014

Library systems are being upgraded.

Many resources and services will be unavailable on:

UNAVAILABLE AVAILABLE 
Monday, May 12 from approximately 11am-6pm Catalog Checkouts Research Databases Building & Browsing Staff Assistance Internet Access
AND
Wednesday, May 14 from approximately 7:30am-11:30am  Main Floor lighting Everything else!

We regret the inconvenience.

HD Camcorders Available

March 28, 2014

Working on a film project?

We now have JVC HD camcorders available for UNC Asheville
students, faculty & staff!

You can check them out for 3 days at the Circulation Desk.

Using FLOW to organize research and citations

March 18, 2014

Ramsey Library Student Intern, Abigail Gruchacz, explains how FLOW can be used to organize library research and citations:

Flow is an online citation tool, much like RefWorks. It’s sharp, user friendly and will make researching much easier. Whether you’re just starting out in Lang 120 or assembling your thesis, Flow will help you stay organized.

To get started, go to flow.proquest.com. Enter your UNCA e-mail address where indicated and follow the instructions to make your account. Be sure to drag the save to FLOW button to your bookmarks. That will be important later.

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Once you’ve done that, you should have a screen similar to this one. I’ve been playing with FLOW, so there are a few more documents there.

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Now that you have a flow account, what can you do with it? Start by getting some sources together. I like to make a new collection first, so that I don’t have to go back and sort my files. Click on the New collection button. I have an upcoming paper to write about Dracula, so that’s what we’re going to be researching.

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First, I go to Ramsey Library’s website and type in my search term. Once, I get my results, I click on it. There are two ways to save it to FLOW. Method I: To the right hand side of the screen, there’s a quotation mark. Click on it and it’ll appear in flow.

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Method II: Click on the source you want. Once you are on it’s page, click the save to Flow button.

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You can also import sources outside of Ramsey Library. I’m going to go to my personal favorite database, JSTOR. I plug in my search terms, and find a promising article. Click on save to flow and it appears! You can also click “Export citation” but the flow button puts in more information and downloads the document for you.

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The Flow button also works on some websites. This link has  all the websites that are able to be saved to flow.

Once you have your document you can highlight and annotate. Personally, it’s a little clunky, so I’ll probably print out or download the document to my tablet instead.

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Another fun thing you can do is collaborate. Select the collection you want to share and click on the share button. Type in the email address of the person you want to share with. Select the level of power you want them to have and get working!

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So, you have your sources, they’re read and annotated. You need to put them in the right format for them to be properly cited. Just click the Bibliography button, and they appear.

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You can copy/paste it into word, or you can download FLow for word and have it right in the word processor. Go to the tools button and pick the software appropriate for your computer. See these links for installing and using Flow for Word.

If you have any questions, just click the FAQ button or email library@unca.edu.

 

Newspapers available through Infotrac Newsstand

February 7, 2014

Now available: InfoTrac Newsstand, which includes full text access to the New York Times (1985-present) as well as many other resources including The Economist and USA Today. It also includes selective or full text coverage of several North Carolina newspapers. You can view the full title list for this resource (.xls), review the current North Carolina content (.xls), or use the Search by Title feature see all full text titles available.

InfoTrac Newsstand

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