Multimedia Learning Resource Center (MLRC)

About

Located on the 3rd floor of the Ronald Williams Library and operated by the Library Tech Desk, the Multimedia Learning Resource Center (MLRC) provides access to a variety of audiovisual equipment and digital editing media in support of class projects, research, and University initiatives. The MLRC also houses the Library's multimedia collection and a Multimedia Recording Studio.

Collections

  • Recital Hall performances
  • Margaret Farish Collection of 20th Century Music for Students
  • Sylvie Koval Memorial Collection of String Chamber Music
  • Gomberg-Koval Chamber Music Collection
  • VHS, audio CDs, cassettes, and phonograph records

Online materials for music students and research help are featured in the Music Research Guide.

Multimedia course reserves are now held at the 1st floor Circulation Desk. Preview rooms are available on the 3rd floor in the MLRC lab for viewing VHS and DVDs.

Equipment

The MLRC offers the NEIU community the following equipment:

  • image scanners
  • keyboards for recording original music
  • preview rooms for viewing videos and DVDs on reserve
  • high-end audio stations for listening to and duplicating materials
  • PC and Mac workstations to support a range of digital audio and video applications

Tripods and video cameras are available for checkout at the 1st floor Circulation Desk.

Software

The MLRC computers have specialized multimedia software including, but not limited to:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Adobe Captivate 6
  • Final Cut Pro
  • CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices)
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS (Job Access With Speech) 12.0
  • Lectora Inspire
  • Make Music Finale 2012
  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8

For a full listing and software locations, see the list of software in the MLRC.

Studios

Record professional-quality video, audio, and interactive projects in our Multimedia Recording Studios.

Find out more about the Multimedia Recording Studios or request a studio reservation.

Hours

The MLRC is open whenever the Library is open. Consult the Library’s hours for specific days and times.

Contact

The MLRC is not staffed. If you require technical assistance, please visit the Library Tech Desk during drop-in hours or request an appointment at librarytechdesk@neiu.edu. If you require assistance with the collection, please visit the Reference Desk on the 1st floor or call (773) 442-4410.