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Media Center Services

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Main: (617) 552-4466 | Email: oneill.media@bc.edu

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.

To check the availability and to reserve a classroom, listening room or preview/production room, please contact the Media Center at (617) 552-4466 or oneill.media@bc.edu.

NOTE: Beginning May 14, the Media Center will be closed. For information regarding alternative spaces for viewing media materials, please contact oneill.media@bc.edu.

REFERENCE Assistance

Media Center staff is available for consultations on finding audio-visual, images and multimedia materials. Additional information on streaming media, public showings and incorporating media into Blackboard can be found at http://libguides.bc.edu/streamingvideo

Media Forms

Course Reserve Request– For placing on reserve media materials for a course in the current semester

Audio Digitization Request –For converting audio materials to a streaming format.

Digitized Video Search & Requests –For locating existing streaming video; if none is located, submit a request for digitization.

MEDIA COLLECTIONS

The O'Neill Media Collection has over 20,000 audiovisual items. All items are listed in the Holmes Catalog. The collections are in several locations in O’Neill Library.

O’NEILL MEDIA 7 DAY

DVDs, CDs, Vinyls and audiocassettes that are not curriculum-based are placed in Media 7 day. DVDs in the media collection circulate for 7 days and can be renewed. All registered users can borrow up to 4 items from this collection at a given time. These materials are housed in the Media Center on the 2nd floor.

O’NEILL LIBRARY CIRCULATION MAIN DESK 7 DAYS

Materials that are often used in coursework or are difficult to replace are located in the O’Neill Library Circulation Main Desk 7 Days. These materials circulate for 7 days and are not renewable. BC faculty, students and staff can borrow up to 1 item from this collection at a given time. These materials are housed behind the Circulation Desk on the 3rd Floor of O’Neill Library.

LIBRARY COURSE RESERVES 3 HOURS

Materials needed for a course offered during the current semester are placed on course reserve. Media materials on course reserve are loaned for 3 hours and cannot be renewed. BC faculty, students and staff can borrow up to 1 item from this collection at a given time. These materials are housed behind the Circulation Desk on the 3rd Floor of O’Neill Library. To request that media materials be placed on Course Reserve, please complete the Course Reserve Request form.

O’NEILL LIBRARY OFFSITE COLLECTION

VHS and laserdiscs are housed in an offsite location. These materials can be requested through Holmes. All registered users can borrow up to 4 items from this collection at a given time. VHS and laserdiscs circulate for 7 days and can be renewed.

O’Neill Library reserves the right to recall or reduce loan times on any item.

Requesting MEDIA Materials for classroom viewing  

Accommodations to the loan periods from all of the above collections can be made for instructors who wish to view media materials during class. To request media materials for classroom viewing, email oneill.media@bc.edu with the date and time you need the media material as well as the title and call number of the item you wish to borrow.

Media materials on reserve

Media materials that are listed in the syllabus (on reserve) will be available for checkout with 24 hours’ notice.

request for media materials on reserve for another course

There may be instances when an instructor would like to show a film that is on reserve for another course. When this occurs, Media or Reserves staff will consult the syllabus or instructor of the other course to determine if the film is needed for that week. This helps ensure that media materials are available for that course.

Items from other media collections

For media not listed on the syllabus, please provide 7 days' advance notice to the Media or Reserves staff. Materials will be placed on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk located on the 3rd Floor of O’Neill Library.

MEDIA CENTER SERVICES

PURCHASE REQUESTS

To request that media materials be added to the Libraries' collections, please contact the librarian for the item's subject area or Kelly Webster (617-552-0164; kelly.webster@bc.edu).

STREAMING MEDIA

Instructors wishing to use Media Center items for placement in Blackboard or Canvas courses may use these services, which are currently limited to faculty and teaching assistants.
Audio Digitization Request Form | Digitized Video Search & Requests 

OFF AIR TAPING

The 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 which has the ability to off-air tape programs from any of the stations that BC Cable subscribes to.

Media staff accept 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 purchased, the title will be added to the media collection.

Off-air taping requests can be arranged by calling the O'Neill Media Center at (617) 552-4466.

PHONE NUMBER AND eMAIL

Telephone: (617) 552-4466
Email: oneill.media@bc.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:

Media Center, O'Neill Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

staff contact information

Eugenie M'Polo
Media Center Assistant
Phone: 552-4433
Email: mpolo@bc.edu

Wesley Hazard
Media Center Assistant
Phone: 552-4433
Email:hazardw@bc.edu