Student Multimedia Design Center


The Student Multimedia Design Center provides over 80 Mac and Windows computers in open areas, multimedia classrooms, studios, and laptops for loan. Computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center are open to University of Delaware students, staff, and faculty only.


Studio 1 (One Button Studio and VR Studio)

Studio 1 - One button studio and VR studioVR Headset and finger pressing One Button

VR Studio

  • Learn more about VR on our blog
  • Software: Steam VR titles, Unity Engine (v. 2017.1), Unreal Engine (v. 4), Visual Studio
  • Alienware Area 51 PC with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 with 8GB RAM in SLI Configuration
  • Samsung 65″ 4K screen
  • HTC Vive system

One Button Studio

Studio 2

Photo of Studio 2 in the Student Multimedia Design Center.
  • Custom-built PC with Intel core i7 Processor, 32 GB RAM, Two GeForce GTX 660 video cards (in SLI), Blu Ray Burner, BenQ 34″ UltraHD Monitor
  • Sharp PN-455 45″ LCD panel
  • SMART flat-panel interactive whiteboard
  • JBL sound system
  • MiniDV, VHS, and DVD decks
  • Samson USB mic w/shock mount on Rode studio arm
  • Studio 2 has a Canon Vixia HF G20 video camera on a tripod installed in the room for quick video capture

Studio 3 / 4

  • Apple Mac Pro computer with Intel 3.5GHz 6-core Processor, 16 GB RAM, Two AMD FirePro D700 video cards, Thunderbolt Dock; Apple 23″ Thunderbolt monitor.
  • Sharp PN-455 45″ LCD panel
  • SMART flat-panel interactive whiteboard
  • JBL sound system
  • MiniDV, VHS, and DVD decks
  • Samson USB mic w/shock mount on Rode studio arm
  • Studio 3 and 4 have Canon Vixia HF G20 video cameras on tripods installed in the room for quick video capture

Studio 5 (Digital Graphics Studio)

  • Apple 27″ iMac computer with Firewire 800/USB 2.0 ports and dual-layer DVD burner
  • Wacom Cintiq 24HD Graphics Tablet (Pen for tablet for check out at service desk)
  • Wacom Pen (available for 4-hour loan at service desk)
  • Skype software

Studio 6 (Sound Studio)

Studio 6 2017
  • Apple Mac Pro computer
  • Mackie Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor Speakers
  • Tascam 102MKII cassette audio tape recorder and player
  • Focusrite Claret 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Cloudlifter Mic activator
  • Shure SM7B cardioid dynamic broadcast microphone

Room A

  • 28 – Dell 8700SE computers with 24″ monitors, USB 3.0 hub, 5 Headphone jacks, dual-layer DVD burner
  • BenQ SH940 1080p Full HD DLP Projector
  • Mobile Instructor’s Station with Bose Wave speaker

Room B

Room B Computers in 2017
  • 19 – Apple Mac Pro computer with Intel 3.5GHz 6-core Processor, 16 GB RAM, Two AMD FirePro D700 video cards, Dell 2715Q 4K monitors
  • BenQ SH940 1080p Full HD DLP Projector
  • Fixed Instructor’s Station connected to full Crestron control system and JBL Speakers
  • Panasonic DVD Player (on request)
  • Shure wireless microphone system (on request)

Dock Spot Stations

Dock Spot stations and cable connections
  • Connect your Laptop or Raspberry Pi to a monitor and full-sized keyboard and mouse at any of the four dock spots outside Room A.
  • 4 – 24″ Dell Monitor
  • 4 – Keyboard and Mouse
  • 4 – Mini DisplayPort or HDMI cable connections

Open Area

  • 10 – Dell 8700SE computers with 24″ monitors, USB 3.0 hub, 5 Headphone jacks, dual-layer DVD burner
  • 15 – Apple 27″ 5K iMac computers with Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 ports/SD Card Reader
  • 4 – Apple 27″ iMac computers with Firewire 400/800/USB 2.0 ports, dual-layer DVD burner, and SD Card Reader


Digital Mapping Station

The Student Multimedia Design Center has ArcGIS 10.2.2, a popular Geographic Information System (GIS) software by ESRI, installed on the Digital Mapping Station.  Some preloaded data, compiled by ESRI, is available to use with ArcGIS.  To use the Digital Mapping Station, please sign in at the service desk and staff will enter the password.  For more extensive assistance, users are encouraged to make appointments with staff.

The Digital Mapping Station is restricted to those using GIS software or doing Digital Mapping work.  Color or black and white printing jobs may be sent from the mapping station to the Print Release Station in the Student Multimedia Design Center.

FirstMap The First State’s enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS), a self-service GIS for sharing data among State organizations, academia, local governments and the general public.

Data for the exercise is available to download by right-clicking and choosing “Save link as” here. Right click the downloaded file and choose “Extract”.

ArcGIS Online login (in the Library or from anywhere)

CD-ROMs that contain GIS data are available for use at the Digital Mapping Station.  Some discs may be borrowed.  Please ask at the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk for more assistance.

It is each individual’s responsibility to abide by the copyright law in copying any CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.  Many CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs received as part of the Federal Depository Program are in the public domain and are not copyrighted, but most others are copyright protected.  The University of Delaware Library Copyright guide has been created to assist faculty, staff, students and others find information about copyright.


The Library is pleased to offer PolicyMap, a cloud based data and mapping platform that facilitates the analyses of large amounts of data and quickly displays the data through maps, tables, charts and reports. PolicyMap includes both publicly-available and proprietary data. A detailed Data Directory lists sources, years of data available, and geographic coverage.

PolicyMap enables users to create maps and provides access to more than 15,000 indicators related to demographics, income/spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, jobs, crime, and education. The data is available across a wide range of geographies, including addresses, block groups, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, and Census metropolitan statistical area) in addition to school districts, HUD neighborhoods, and political boundaries.

As data sets uploaded to PolicyMap under the UD proxy login are visible to UD users, UD users are encourage to request a personal login at no charge via With an individual login, users may login at and work with their own data without it becoming public. With a personal login, users may share data widely or restrict access to select individuals specified by email address. While finished products may be shared with the community, research may also be closely held until it’s ready to share.

Google Earth Pro is installed on the Center’s Digital Mapping Station.

Google Maps and Google Earth are assessible and easy to use.  Google Earth Pro builds on the free version’s accessibility and offers a variety of useful datasets.  Users may view parcel, demographic, and daily traffic count data for the entire United States overlaid on top of the same, familiar imagery of Google Earth.  Clicking icons on the map opens descriptions of the parcel, demographic Census data for the area, or recent traffic counts for a roadway.

Google Earth Pro may be used for quick research or to create maps.  It allows users to calculate distance in feet, miles, kilometers, acres, and more.  One may retrieve area and radius measurements to determine the buffer zone that may be required for an energy plant or the amount of concrete needed for a new parking lot.  One may also take 3D Measurements to determine the height of a building, measure viewsheds from a new residential high-rise to the nearest park, or line-of-sight to the ocean.  Google Earth Pro allows one to easily import data and style it based on important criteria.

Finally, Google Earth Pro provides rich tools for sharing data with others.  Features include Movie Maker, so one may record and save 3D viewer imagery and save in real-time or a tour without interuption. One may make a movie that follows the camera viewpoint to and from multiple locations.   The Map Maker Tool allows one to create maps directly from Google Earth Pro.  Simply incorporating legends, HTML, directional indicators, scales and titles to a map. Customized map maps may be printed or saved as an image or PDF.  Google Earth Pro easily exports projects from in the industry standard KML format.


Microforms are photographic reproductions of printed materials, in reduced size. In order to be read, they must be enlarged by a machine. Microform equipment includes Digital Microform Scanners, reader/printers, and some manual fiche and film readers. Copies made from the reader/printers cost 12¢ with any UD ID card or new copy card loaded with Flex value. Microform scanning on the Digital Microform Scanners is free. Once a microform is scanned, it can be sent to the print release station. For more information on printing rates, please refer to the Print, Copy, Scan page.

Microfilm Boxes

Morris Library has more than 3,500,000 items in microfilm–open reels of film, microfiche–flat sheets of film, and microcard –flat, opaque sheets formats. There are over 700 newspapers and magazines, including
French, Russian, and British publications. ERIC documents, dissertations, government publications, historical papers, and other research materials are available for use in the Library. Listed below are some examples of microforms in the collection:

  • The New York Times (1851-present), the Wall Street Journal (1889-present),  the Philadelphia Inquirer (1940-present), and the News Journal (1875-present).
  • Regional newspapers and serials, ranging from the early 18th century to the present.
  • Popular magazines such as Time, Rolling Stone, and Vogue.
  • Historical documents, such as Early English Books, Papers of the NAACP, and the Iran – Contra Affair.

Where are the microforms located?

The majority of the Library’s Microform collection is located in Rm.008, labeled “Microforms” on the Lower Level of the Library. You will first need to search DELCAT for the call number of the material you are searching for.

The main collections of film and fiche are divided up into “S” and “no.” call numbers. “S” generally
means serials collections and “no.” is for monographic or one-time-only collections. DELCAT will include the “S” or “no.” in the call number. There are signs throughout the area to assist you in locating the material you need. Please ask at the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk for assistance.

What do I do once I have located what I want?

First, pull the entire box of film or the entire fiche envelope (if there is one). Decide whether you would like to e-mail the image, save it to a floppy or zip disk, print a paper copy of the item, or simply read it. Printing from Microform reader printers located in the room where the Microforms collection is located costs 12¢/page. Scanning the document on the Digital Microform Scanners is free.

Staff will assist you with using any machine.

What do I do once I have finished reading or printing the microform?

Please DO NOT REFILE THE MICROFORMS. Place them in a marked refile box or return them to the service desk.

Research guides related to Microforms collections include:

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