3D printing now available at the CIT HelpDesk in Milne Library

Stop by Milne Library and look behind the glass of the CIT HelpDesk. There you will find two 3D printers hard at work
creating three-dimensional objects of all sorts. 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file using a wide range of material like plastic, metal, and ceramics. A 3D printer lays down layer upon layer of material until the object is created.

You can design your own 3D objects using software on the Geneseo lab computers or find ready-to-print STL files on 3D community websites like thingiverse.com and youmagine.com. Many community members on these sites share their designs under a Creative Commons license, so you can use, alter, and print the designs.

The printing cost is based on the weight of the 3D object after it is printed. The cost is 4 cents per gram with a 50-cent service charge and there is a rainbow of colors to choose from.

Geneseo is running a new three-credit experimental course this semester entitled Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing.

PrinterCloseUpTo learn more about CIT’s 3D printing service, including how to submit an object for printing and to learn about the CIT Experimental Lab visit wiki.geneseo.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=105971950 .

Digital Media Lab Recording Studio

The Digital Media Lab Recording Studio in Milne Library was created to give the college community a location to record live audio & video and for making screen recordings. Over this past summer the studio was renovated and relocated to Room 210. It is right next to the Digital Media Lab (DML) in Milne and is accessible from the DML.

Milne Digital Media Lab Recording Studio Room 210
Digital Media Lab Recording Studio in Milne Library Room 210

The new recording room has three unique areas to support a variety of live recording needs. There is a semi-enclosed single seat sound absorption area for making live screen recordings, with or without a webcam, using Camtasia for Windows or Mac and for making audio recordings or podcasts using GarageBand or Audacity.  There is group area for those needing to record group audio such as group discussions or interviews and an area to setup a tripod and video camera to make on camera video recordings. The studio is equipped with a dual boot Mac Pro with a Blue Yeti Microphone and is lined with sound absorption material. There are sound absorbing blankets that can be hung over the doors to reduce outside noise.

Podcast and Screen Recording Station
Podcast and Screen Recording Station

The room is restricted to those who need to make live recordings. Reservations are required. Select room 210 as your room preference when making the reservation.

Please allow 2 business days to confirm your room reservation. An email will be sent to you once your reservation has been made. Just stop at the service desk in Milne and tell them you have a reservation and need the door opened.

For more information or assistance, please visit www.geneseo.edu/dml.

Sound blankets
Sound Blankets to Cover Door

New Home in Milne for Digital Media Lab

DML Logo

DML LogoThe Digital Media Lab in Milne Library, a collaboration between CIT and Milne, had a very successful inaugural year.  This past summer, the DML moved to a new location in Milne to meet the growing needs of the campus community and to give users an even better experience.  The renovated DML now occupies the former location of the Center for Academic Excellence, an enclosed area with more space, on the library’s main level next to the new office of Dave Parfitt (Director of the Teaching and Learning Center).

Digital Media Lab
Renovated and Newly Located DML in Milne

The DML was created to give students a place to design and create exciting media projects for their classes and to support faculty as they continue to expand their use of instructional technologies. The lab is open during the same hours as the library; professional staff and students are available to help the Geneseo campus community with their digital media needs through consultations and workshops. Several types of media equipment (video cameras, portable hard disk drives, etc.) are available for signout at the service desk. More information about the Digital Media Lab, along with a list of equipment for signout, can be found at http://www.geneseo.edu/dml.

New Copiers and Microform Scanners Come to Milne

ST ViewScan Scanner Station


Gone are the days of bringing coins to Milne Library or asking for change at the service desk in order to use the copy machines in Milne. New for the start of the Fall 2012 semester, students, staff and faculty will be able to use the copiers in Milne simply by entering their SUNY Geneseo username and password on a touch screen display or by passing their SUNY Geneseo ID cards in front of an attached card reader. Cost of the copies will be automatically deducted from their printer balance.

Coin Free Copiers

Each floor of the library has one copier:

Lower Floor: black & white copier located along the wall between the Microforms and Indexes & Guides.
Main Floor: color/black & white copier located in the study area. This copier automatically detects whether you are printing color or black and white and charges the appropriate amount.
Upper Floor: black & white copier located in the new Census and Data Demographics Data room.

Community guests will have access to the copiers too. They will need to stop at the Service Desk in Milne so a staff member can get them logged in to the copier.


Microform Readers

If you have been hesitant to view and scan microform (microfilm, microfiche & microcard) because of  big, bulky equipment, hesitate no more.

ST ViewScan
ST ViewScan Microform Scanner

Milne Library has replaced its large microform readers/scanners with two state-of- the-art, all-digital  ST ViewScan scanners, giving users greater flexibility in how they scan microform. These scanners, located on the lower level, are fast and produce excellent high quality scans.

ST ViewScan Scanner Station
ST ViewScan Scanner Station

The scanners are equipped with their own MS Windows software that is easy to use so you can get the exact scan you need, plus the ability to easily save your scans (right to your Google Drive, if you like). Stop in soon and give one a try — you won’t be disappointed.