Location

Humanities Building, Room 115 | 651-696-6336

Digital Resource Center Remote Assistance

The Digital Resource Center will be hosting drop-in hours and one-on-one or small group appointments via Zoom, to help with questions related to academic technology and class projects, such as Zoom, VoiceThread, Moodle, Audacity, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment to meet 1:1 or a small group with a DRC consultant for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Digital Resource Center Appointments

Drop-in hours over Zoom

DRC Drop-in Zoom Meeting (gdoc)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10-11 am, 2-3 pm, 7-9 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10-11 am, Noon-1 PM, 2-3 pm, 7-9 pm
Fridays: 10-11 am, 1-3 pm
Saturdays: Noon-3 pm
Sundays: 1-3 pm & 7-8 pm

Contact Us

Digital Resource Center Manager | Brook Schmolke | bschmolk@macalester.edu

Digital Resource Center | email address is monitored by full time and student staff, and can help to answer a variety of technology questions | digitalresourcecenter@macalester.edu

Resources in the DRC

Equipment Checkout

The Digital Resource Center will be closed for student equipment checkout and lab use through the end of the semester.

You can book and browse equipment via TechCheckout. You can also read more about available resources on the equipment checkout page. Please note that we now have projectors and portable audio systems available for checkout.

General Lab Space

The 20 general lab computers are first-come-first-serve. All lab machines have the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Rhino 3D modeling software, Autodesk Maya, Audacity, iMovie, Garageband, Tableau Desktop–and more! DRC Lab Assistants can help users get oriented to and begin to use a variety of these programs.

Editing Suites

There are seven editing suites available in the DRC. These rooms can be reserved using TechCheckout or checked out directly at the front desk in the DRC. All suites have Finale, the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Rhino 3D modeling software, Autodesk Maya, Audacity, iMovie, Garageband, Tableau Desktop–and more! Additionally, midi keyboards are available at the front desk for students working on compositions, and two suites are also set up with Yeticaster podcasting microphones for audio recording.

DRC Lab Assistants can help users get oriented to and begin to use a variety of these programs

Scanning

There are several scanners available for use by Macalester community members.

  • a 12×18″ flatbed scanner
  • an 8.5×11″ flatbed scanner
  • Nikon Coolscan V slide scanner
  • Fujitsu SnapScan Book scanner
  • a cradle book scanner for delicate books

Additionally, we have 3D scanning and photogrammetry software available. Contact DRC Manager Brooke Schmolke (bschmolk@macalester.edu) or Academic Information Associate Tam Perlman (tperlman@macalester.edu) for more information about 3D scanning.

Printing

All printing services hav been consolidated to a single location in the Campus Center lower level. Upload your file to Web Print at http://macalester.edu/print. Use the PaperCut release station to pick up your print job. Limitations: Max file size 30 MB, pdf and MS Office document formats only.

Services

The DRC also offers a variety of services for the Macalester community.

3D Printing

The DRC maintains several 3D printers in both the DRC and the Idea Lab, including a Form2 Resin printer, an Ultimaker 3, and two different generation Makerbots. Community members can request prints using the 3D Printing Request Form.

The DRC offers 3D printing as a service for the campus community at no charge. We will make our best effort to complete requested jobs by the date a patron asks. We make no guarantee that we will be able to print everything requested, and reserve the right to refuse to print any job.

Wide/Large Poster Printing

Large format/poster printing is available to members of the campus community through the Digital Resource Center; posters printed. Poster printing is limited to posters for academic purposes, predominantly for classes and conferences. 

All student-requested posters require approval from a faculty sponsor. More information and directions for submitting posters are available on the poster printing webpage.

Digitization

Media digitization equipment for formats including regular scanning, book scanning, VHS, VHS-C, cassette tapes, vinyl records, 3D objects, CDs, and DVDs. Media Conversion Form.

Event Recording and Support

 | Reserve self-service AV equipment from ITS TechCheckout and pick it up from the DRC located in Humanities Building 115. To request AV Services media support for academic and official venues for events booked through the Events Management System, be sure to add it to your EMS event request.

User Guides

GarageBand 10 Podcasting FAQ (gdoc)
HandBreak User Guide (gdoc)
iMovie 11 FAQ (PDF)
Audacity Download & Installation Guide for Mac (gdoc)
Audacity Download & Installation Guide for Windows (gdoc)
Audacity User Guide for Mac or Windows (gdoc)