Loyola University Chicago

Digital Media Services

Information Technology Services

What's New

What's New with Digital Media Services

This page will list news and updates from Digital Media Services, including our resources and services, multimedia lab locations, new equipment in the loan program, updated loan program policies, printing and more.

Beginning the Fall 2017 Semester, Digital Media Services will operate with the following open hours:

 SundaysMondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays
Lakeshore Campus
(IC207 & IC 2nd Floor)
10am -
10pm
7am -
10pm
7am -
10pm
7am -
10pm
7am -
10pm
7am -
9pm
10am -
6pm
 Water Tower Campus
(CLC room 605 and 608)
Noon -
10pm
8am -
10pm
8am -
10pm
8am -
10pm
8am -
10pm
8am -
7pm
9am -
5pm

We've also modified our Hours page, to identify our service location Break and Holiday Hours to be in an expandable FAQ box and provide a PDF link for ease of referral of our Unified Hours.

Windows 10 and Office 2016

As with each start of the academic year, all our lab computers have been updated to the latest 'image' of software for Mac and PC operating systems. Notably for this year, it includes the upgrade for the Windows workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10. A primary software update also includes update to the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite. Instructions for both Windows and Office 2016 on the PC workstations can be found on the desktop in a folder with instructions. Visit the Software Applications page for a full list of software, versions and locations where they can be found.

Learn more about Windows 10 and Office 2016 here.

Cudahy Library 1st Floor

Cudahy Library was closed due to Heating-Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) repairs during the summer, which also included an update to their staff service areas and the circulation desk. You will find the Circulation Desk more directly faces the entrance area toward the Information Commons for visibility, with close proximity to our multimedia lab computers. Workstations that had a wall in this place have been shuffled to a new standing kiosk area with 12 workstations available for easy walk-up access. The 2 printers are now found along the 3rd row of computers, on either end. The library's microfilm scanner is at the fourth row of computers, clearly demarked with its designated signage.

PC Refresh Updates

The following multimedia lab locations have been refreshed with new, all-in-one PC computers during the summer:

  • LSC: Crown Center 103, Crown Center 105
  • WTC: Corboy Law Center 201, Corboy Law Center 608 (PCs only)

During the break periods, we always complete heavy-duty break cleaning. This encapsulates approximately 10-15 minutes per workstation with thorough cleaning to keyboards, mice, cables, towers, peripherals, printers and wipedown and cleaning of monitors, touchscreens and desktop surfaces. We also do a heavy review and cleaning to our laptops, tablets and equipment we circulate during our inventory review process.

MobilePrint is available in all multimedia labs and loaner laptops. This update to the lab printing system enables greater ease of printing from our lab workstations and expanded availability for users to print from personal devices such as laptops, tablets and phones. For more information, visit our Printing and Sustainability pages.


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We've consolidated our Poster Printing Policies and links into one concise page with expanded details and information.

Loan Program Policies

We've updated the Loan Program Policies. You can find the latest updates under the 1.3 Policy Modifications and Amendments subsection. Updates for the start of the Fall 2017 Semester include:

A primary area we update from semester-to-semester is the resources from the Equipment Loan Program. Review the list below that will highlight our new equipment and any updates to our Loan Program Policies.

Browse Our Equipment

We're excited to share that our Browse Our Equipment pages have been overhauled. With increasing inquiries about features of equipment and recommendations, we've taken a few pages with a photo and a sentence per item, and expanded and updated it to reflect directly what the navigation from our Reservation System encapsulates, with a high level summary, features, and detailed information including "What's in this Kit?" descriptions and photos, and a full Tech Specifications list as pulled and compiled from the manufacturer webpages.

We anticipate the pages for each piece of equipment to grow over the next year to include best practices for reviewing condition (before checkout, and at the time of return), step-by-step formatting instructions if you wish to format media before return when we do so at the check-in phase, as well as some internal resources to help guide our new hires on our team to more quickly process reservations.

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New Equipment

PhotoEquipment Name
Audio Mixers & Interfaces - Presonus AR8 Mixer (200x200)

Audio Interfaces & Mixers
Presonus AR8 8-Channel Mixer

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[Section List] Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (200px)

Audio Interfaces & Mixers
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface

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[Section List] Sony ICD-UX560 4GB Audio Recorder (200px)

Audio Recorders
Sony ICD-UX560 4GB Audio Recorder

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[Section List] Bose Soundlink Revolve+ (200px)

Bluetooth Speakers
Bose Soundlink Revolve+

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[Section List] Sony FDR-AX100 (4K) 200px

Camcorders
Sony HXR-AX100 (4K)

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[Section List] Sony HXR-NX100 NXCAM (Full HD) 200px

Camcorders
Sony HDR-NX100 NXCAM (Full HD)

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Online authorization must be completed prior to access and use of this equipment. Learn more about equipment authorizations.
[Section Link] Canon Rebel T6i (200px) 

Digital Cameras
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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[Section Link] Canon 5D Mark 4 (200px)

Digital Cameras
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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Online authorization must be completed prior to access and use of this equipment. Learn more about equipment authorizations.
[Section Link] Sony H.ear Wireless NC Bluetooth Headphones (200px)

Headphones
Sony H.ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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[Section Link] Sennheiser HD 380 (200px)

Headphones
Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones

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[Section Link] Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 Light Kit 200px 

Lighting Tools
Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 Light Kit

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[Section List] Ableton Push 2 Controller 200px

Musical Instruments
Ableton Push 2 Controller

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  [Section List] Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S25 200px

Musical Instruments
NI Komplete Kontrol S25 Midi Controller

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[Section Link] Epson 1264 Data Projector 200px

Projectors and Screens
Epson 1264W PowerLite Projector

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[Section List] Logitech Brio Webcam 4K 200px

Webcams and Headsets
Logitech Brio Webcam (4K)

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We've revamped the Equipment Authorizations page, consolidating all videos to a single page, and migrating training assessments into the Sakai environment as an open worksite, allowing for clients to have greater ease to join and complete training for equipment that requires authorization. We've added authorizations for the new Canon 5D Mark IV Digital Camera and Sony HDR-NX100 NXCAM (Full HD) Camcorder.