The Media Services Department is located in room 235D of the Reference Room and in 224B (located in the circulation department). Reservations are required for most equipment and services.
Media Services Staff
Director of Media Services
The library offers a variety of media in support of the curriculum. All materials are located on reserve at the Circulation desk.
Copyrighted videorecordings may not be presented for public performances. Videos and DVDs may be shown in conjunction with classroom activities where there is a faculty teaching component included as part of the presentation. For further information, see 17 U.S.C. 110(1).
DVD & VHS Collection
The law library holds a large number of instructional DVDs (and VHS in cases where that is the only available format) on a wide variety of legal topics. To locate titles, search the Law Library Catalog by entering search terms and selecting video as the format.
The library also has a collection of instructional CDs and study aids on a variety of subjects. To locate titles, search the Law Library Catalog by entering search terms and selecting audio as the format.
Digital voice recorders may be checked out at the circulation desk. Media Services and the circulation department will make the audio files web accessible through the Law Library Class Recordings List (see link below), or faculty may publish the links to the files as they wish. This service supports students recording for their classmates. A faculty member may choose not to participate in this method of recording and distribution at any time.
Digital video cameras, integrated room systems or laptops are used to video capture lectures, review sessions, moot court arguments, simulations, etc. Web cams are also available at the circulation desk.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALD) may be used in the auditorium (rooms 204 and/or 205) in conjunction with the sound system. Headphones and teleloops are made available by contacting Media Services.
Columbus Community Television (CCTV)
Broadcast television, a variety of premium channels, and programming available via the law school satellite downlink are available on CCTV. This cable system distributes programming throughout the building. CCTV includes the digital signage system which carries special notices, cancellations, and classroom change updates.
Interview and Simulation Rooms
There are several rooms available for laptop based video recording. The Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) controls rooms located within the Interview and Simulation Suite except for room 159 which is controlled by Columbus Community Legal Services, telephone (202) 319-6788. OCPD is located in room 163, telephone (202) 319-5132. Conference room video recording is supported in the Judge and Jury rooms. Please contact Student Life and Special Events at (202)319-6126 to schedule Judge and Jury rooms.
The Slowinski and the Haislip & Yewell Courtrooms are supported as need with equipment made available through Media Services.
Media Services supports internet based videoconferencing and the use of web cams. Several rooms, which vary in size, can be used to facilitate a conference of this type.
Classrooms 204, 205, 208, 211, 213, 217, 220, 303, 305, 307, 311, 312D, and 313 have integrated presentation systems. Flat panels, LCD projectors and electric screens facilitate large screen projection of data and video. Computers, VHS/DVD players, document cameras, and other media support a variety of audiovisual requirements. Panopto is available for lecture capture in 208, 213, 303, and 307.