Media Center Services
Main: (617) 552-4466 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Media Center
The Media Center (O'Neill Library, second level) has carrels for individual viewing and listening, one classroom (O'Neill 211) for class use, a Preview/Production Room, and a listening room.
Media Center Collection
The O'Neill Media Center Collection has over 20,000 audiovisual items available for loan to members of the BC community. A portion of the video/DVD collection is restricted to Faculty Loan Only. All items are listed in the Holmes Catalog and patrons can view these within the Media Center during service hours.
Items marked Faculty Loan Only can be borrowed by BC Faculty, TAs, and TFs (with permission by faculty or department coordinator) for two days. TAs & TFs must have the faculty member/department coordinator email permission to email@example.com in advance of loan. All other members of the BC community must watch Faculty Loan Only items within the Media Center.
Items on Course Reserve must be viewed in the Media Center, with the exception of the faculty member who reserved the item. The requesting faculty member may take out these items for in-class use.
Faculty, TAs, TFs, and Library staff may have up to four items from the media collection at one time.
BC graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff may borrow two DVDs at a time, four items total.
All other patrons (alumni, special students, etc.) must use collection items within Media Center. Patrons associated with other institutions (including the BLC) should request loan through their campus Interlibrary Loan office.
The Media Center reserves the right to recall or reduce loan times on any item.
- Videos and DVDs - 4 Days
- CDs, Audiocassettes/CD-ROMs - 7 Days
- LPs/Laserdiscs - 28 Days
Media Center Services Requests
Adding to the Collection
To request non-print items (videos, DVDs, etc.) be added to the Libraries' collections, please contact the librarian for the item's subject area or Kelly Webster (617-552-0164; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Instructors wishing to use Media Center items for placement in Blackboard courses may use these services, which are currently limited to faculty and teaching assistants.
Audio Digitization Request Form | Digitized Video Search & Requests
Off-Air TapingThe Media Center offers off-air taping of programs on network television and cable stations to faculty. The Center is connected to cable through the Boston College cable station, and so has the ability to off-air tape programs from any of the stations that BC Cable subscribes to.
Media staff take off-air taping requests and schedule taping of programs accordingly. A broadcast program may be retained for 45 consecutive calendar days after the date of recording.
Off-air recordings may be used once by individual faculty in the course of relevant teaching activities, and repeated once when instructional reinforcement is necessary during the first 10 consecutive schools days in the 45 day period.
After the first 10 consecutive schools days, off-air recordings may be used up to the end of the 45 calendar day retention period only for teacher evaluation purposes.
After 45 days, in compliance with Copyright law, programs taped off-air will be purchased or erased. If they are purchased the videocassette will be prepared as a new acquisition.
Off-air taping requests can be arranged by calling the O'Neill Media Center at (617) 552-4466.
Media Center staff are available for consultations on finding class-related audio-visual, images and multimedia. View an example search for multimedia items in Holmes Catalog.
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