Location and Hours

We will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Neill Hall 115 | 651-696-6336

Monday–Thursday: 8am–10:00pm
Friday: 8am–5:00pm
Saturday: Noon-5:00pm
Sunday: Noon-10:00pm

Summer Hours

August 26–Sept 1, 2019
Monday–Friday: 8am–4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Resources in the DRC

Equipment Checkout

You can book and browse equipment via TechCheckout. You can also read more about available resources on the equipment checkout page.

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

There are two black and white printers and one color printer in the DRC for use by all students.

Additionally, we offer 3D printing and Wide/Large Format academic poster printing as a service for Macalester students, faculty, and staff.

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, slides, 3D objects, CDs, and DVDs. A/V Media Digitization Form

Classroom and Event Recording and AV Equipment Reservations

Media Services offers both some AV equipment and recording services, especially for events. For AV equipment reservations (projectors, audio systems), or to arrange for classroom or event recording, you can request equipment and services by completing the A/V Equipment Reservation Request Form at least 2 business days prior to the reservation start date.

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)