Library Technology for Checkout

Technology Available

The following items are available for checkout at the Leyburn Library Information Desk:

Cables & Connectors

VGA (Video Graphics Array) Analog; video only; for connecting computer monitors or other video equipment

DVI (Digital Video Interface) Digital and Analog; video only; used to connect a video source to a display device

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Digital; video and audio; compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data

Adapters for Macs Multiple types of adapters are available. Bring your laptop to determine what adapter is needed.

Camcorders - HD

Twenty Canon VIXIA HF G30 camcorders are available for checkout through the University Library.

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Quick Guide

Canon VIXIA HF G30 Instruction Manual

(Available for Student/Faculty/Staff use and limited to academic purposes)

Cameras - Digital Still

Five Canon DSLR cameras (Canon EOS Rebel T5) are available for checkout through the University Library.  Each camera case includes one 18-55 mm lens and one 75-300 mm lens.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Instruction Manual

Digital Voice Recorders

Digital Voice Recorders (Olympus VVN-702PC & VN-8100PC)

Turning On/OFF

  • Turn Olympus Voice Recorder on/off by holding down the power slide on the left side of the device.

Recording:

  • Press Record to begin the recording process.
  • Press Record again to pause the recording process.
  • Press Stop to end the recording process.

Playback (listening to recordings):

  • Press OK to immediately playback the most recent recording.
  • To playback other recordings, select the folder in which the earlier files have been saved (most likely the A Folder).
    • Use the Folder/Index button to find the appropriate folder. The current folder name appears on the top left corner of the display screen. You may need to cycle through all folders before returning to the A Folder.
    • Select a file by pressing the left arrows (<<) or right arrows (>>).
    • Once you have found the desired file, press OK to listen.

Olympus Voice Recorder
Downloading recordings:

  • Connect the device to a computer with the supplied USB cord.
  • Once connected, the device screen should read: Remote.
  • The attached computer should recognize the new hardware.
  • On a PC…
    • A new window will appear. In this window, select Open folder to view files.
    • The resulting window displays 2 folders in the right panel: OL_Manual and Recorder. Select Recorder and find individual recordings by browsing through the alphabetically designated folders.
    • To save the recordings on a PC:
      1. Right click on a file and select Send to. Then choose the location to which the file will be saved. OR …
      2. Drag the file and drop it in the appropriate file.
  • On a Mac…
    • An icon labeled with the voice recorder model number should appear on the desktop. Open this icon.
    • The resulting window displays 2 folders in the right panel: OL_Manual and Recorder. Select Recorder and find individual recordings by browsing through the alphabetically designated folders.
    • To save the recordings on a Mac, just drag the file and drop it in the destination folder.

Erasing Recordings:

  • To erase a recording on the device, press the Erase button. You can then choose whether to delete a single file or all the files in a folder.
  • Then, select Start.

To view product specifications, click here.

Disk Drives - External

Both Mac and PC external disk drives are available for checkout via the University Library.

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard basically lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewfinder.  You just have to download the appropriate apps!

Google Cardboard apps on Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_3001527_cardboard_apps

Google Cardboard apps on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-cardboard/id987962261?mt=8

These items are available for 3 day checkout at Leyburn’s Information Desk.

Google Glass

Google Glass

When not reserved for classroom activities, Google Glass can be checked out to students, faculty, & staff.

Google Glass Help Center

Before you Receive Google Glass:

  • Make sure you have a Google/Gmail account.
  • Make sure your Google account has Google+ activated .
  • If you have a Smartphone, connect to Google Play (Android) or the App store (iPhone) and download the MyGlass app.
  • Make sure you have Bluetooth and Mobile Hotspot activated.

When first checkout Google Glass (have your Smartphone with you!):

  • Turn on Google Glass (hold circular button on inside of frame for 1 second until light turns on).
  • Put on Google Glass and adjust the view to center in your field of view.
  • The welcome/setup process will begin after the device powers on.
  • Follow the steps in the setup screen.
  • Choose your Smartphone device from the on-screen options (Android, iPhone, or Computer if no Smartphone).
  • Follow the connection steps on both Google Glass and your Smartphone.
  • Once connected, go to your Glass account (View location, Install Glassware, etc.).

After you have used Google Glass:

  • Upload your recorded content from Google Glass to your Google+ account.

Before you return Google Glass to the Library, perform a Factory Reset of the device.

  • Tap the touchpad to activate Glass.
  • From the Home screen, swipe backward on the touchpad until you see the Setting bundle.
  • Tap into the Setting bundle and swipe forward until you see the device Info card.
  • Tap again and swipe forwards through card actions until you see Factory Reset.
  • Fully charge the device.
  • After charged, turn off the device (hold circular button on inside of frame for 1 second until “shutting down” shows in display).

GoPros

Two GoPro HERO4 Silver Camcorders are available for checkout from the University Library.

GoPro in Action

Click here to see everything that comes inside the GoPro carrying case.

HERO4 Silver User Manual

HERO4 Silver Quick Start Guide

Connecting GoPro to Your SmartPhone

The GoPro App allows full remote control of all camera functions—take a photo, start/stop recording and adjust settings. Preview and play back photos and videos.

  1. Download free GoPro App from App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android)
  2. Open the GoPro App and select “Connect to Camera”
  3. Press the “Add A New Camera” button
  4. Select “Add Your HERO4”
  5. Press and hold the Settings button on the lefthand side of the GoPro until Wi-Fi Mode appears on the screen
  6. Press the mode button to scroll down to “GoPro App” and press the Select button
  7. Press the “Continue” button in the app
  8. Select your camera from the list (e.g. GP245###….)
  9. Enter the pin number and select “Pair My Camera”
  10. Create a new camera name and password
  11. You should now see and be able to control the camera that your phone or tablet is connected to

Connecting GoPro to Your Computer

Use your built-in media import program to import photos and videos, or download GoPro Studio (free).

Hard Drives - External (500GB)

The University Library makes available 500 GB hard drives for checkout.  Hard drives formatted for PCs and hard drives formatted for Macs are available.

Headphones

The University Library checks out padded Sony headphones.   Great for listening to music or white noise. Loan periods are for 8 hours.

The University Library also checks out PC headsets.  These headsets include a built in microphone.  Great for video production or communicating via Skype! Loan periods are for 3 days.

Laptop Chargers

Mac laptop chargers (MagSafe, MagSafe 2, and USB-C) are available for check-out from the University Library.

Microphones - iMicrophones

These microphones are for use with smartphones and other mobile devices.

Microphones - Large Conference Phone (Polycom)

Polycom

The University Library checks out Polycom SoundStation2 conference phones.  These phones can be used in rooms M40-M42 in Leyburn Library.

To set up a conference call with the Polycom Conference Phone:

  • Press the button that features an image of a phone phone button and dial your party.
    • For an off-campus line, dial 9 and then the phone number.

To make multi-party calls, repeat steps listed above and:

  • Press the button which features and image of multiple people. Multi Party ButtonThis puts the first party on hold.
  • Dial the number of the second party.
  • Press Multi Party Button then asterisk * and 4 to connect all parties.
  • Repeat steps 2 through 4 as needed until all parties are on line. This phone allows up to eight parties in a conversation.

NOTE: If a called party refuses the conference, is busy, or does not answer, press the button that features an image of a phone phone button to reconnect with those already on line.

Microphones - Skype Calls (Chat 150/160)

Chat 150

The University Library checks out Clear One group speakerphones.  This speakerphone can be used as a microphone with applications such as Skype or WebEx.  The volume restrictions of this model make it inappropriate for large groups.  Groups of 5 or 6 are ideal.

Using the Clear One with Skype

  • Plug the unit into the USB jack of a computer. The computer should automatically configure the device’s drivers and settings, making it ready to use.
  • Open Skype and sign in.
  • In Skype, follow the path: ToolsOptionsAudio Options.
  • Select Chat 150/160 as both the microphone’s input and the speaker’s output.

Microphones - Small Portable System

Small Portable Microphone System

The library’s check-outable Anchor Small Portable Microphone system is ideal for amplifying one’s voice when speaking to small crowds or classes.  The system includes a small speaker, a wired microphone, and a wireless lapel microphone.

Presentation Remotes

Presentation remotes are handheld tools that allow users to walk freely, untethered to a computer, when forwarding slide presentations.

To use this remote, you must first insert the associated USB stick into a computer.  The USB is integrated into the bottom portion of the presentation remote.  To access it:

  • depress the bottom of the remote (the area you must depress will have 3 raised circles)
  • the USB will then disengage from the remote

For a demonstration of how to disengage the USB, view the below video:

Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer Product Manual

SD cards

Individual SD cards of varying storage capacities are available for checkout through the University Library.

Web Cameras

Web Cameras (Logitech)

Easy to use!  Just plug into your computer via the provided USB cable!


Technology for Checkout Policies

  • Technology items are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to current W&L students, faculty, and staff only.
  • Chargers, calculators, remotes, and headphones (not PC Headsets) can be checked out for 8 hours. These items cannot be placed on hold.
  • All other technology can be checked out for 3 days.  Additional loan time may be requested at time of checkout.

W&L Policy on Audio/Video Recording of Classes

Students may not make audio or video recordings of classes without the advance written permission of the instructor. Students may use such recordings only for course purposes, may not distribute them outside the class, and are expected to destroy the recordings at the conclusion of the course term.

Technology Guides and Tutorials

E-books:

The University Library offers ebooks on various types of software and hardware.
Search our catalog by keyword or browse by category.
Check out the full list of technology software & hardware ebooks.

The Video Editing Suite

Reserve the Video Editing Suite. On the room reservation site, you must first login with your W&L username and password. Then, create an “Event.”

Room M39 (Main floor, Leyburn Library) contains sound proofing for voice-over work and two high-end Mac computers with video editing software including:

  • Audacity
  • Elgato Video Editing Software
  • Final Cut pro
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop
  • Roxio Toast

In this space you will find the following equipment:

  • VCR/DVD Player with separate 13″ viewing monitor
  • Professional grade microphones
  • Elgato video capture device
  • Microphone stand
  • Professional lighting kit

Make sure you are not distrubed while working in M39. Turn on the room “IN USE” sign!

Scanning Room (Leyburn Library, Room 113)

About: This room is available to faculty, staff, & students who need to scan transparent materials or oversize materials for their research or course work.
It contains an Epson 1100XL scanner that can be used to scan transparent materials such as photographic film negatives and slides. The bed of this scanner is 12.5 in. by 17.25 in.
It also contains a Bookeye 3 overhead scanner that can scan documents up to 35 in. by 24.5 in.

Using this Room: This is a locked space and access is only available via appointment. Please contact Seth Goodhart to schedule a time to use the equipment in this room.

Ethernet Ports in Leyburn Library

following is a list of ethernet ports by library level.

Main Floor

  • Rooms M39 through M42
  • Room M47

Lower Level 2

  • Group Study Spaces (Rooms 202-208)
  • Room 220

Lower Level 3

  • Group Study Spaces (Rooms 302-308)
  • Room 324

Lower Level 4

  • 401 A & B
  • Room 425

Lost Item Charges

Actual Replacement Charges for Tech Items:

  • Hard drives = $50 (+$10 if case is lost too)
  • Jump drives = $10
  • Apple cables (without plugs) = $20
  • Apple wall plugs (without cables) = $20
  • Mac laptop chargers = $80
  • SD card = $20
  • Graphing calculator = $95
  • HDMI cable = $5
  • VGA cable = $10
  • DVI cable = $10
  • Google Glass = $1000
  • Sony headphones = $15
  • Headset with microphone = $30
  • Canon Vixia HF G30 (Camcorder) = $1,200
  • Canon Rebel T5 (DSLR camera) = $450
  • iPad 2 = $250
  • Presentation Remote = $50
  • Adapters = replacement prices vary depending on ports

Questions?

Faculty Technology Reservations: 540.458.HELP (4357) or email the ITS Helpdesk
Other Technology Questions: email Emily Cook