Digital Media Lab

The purpose of the Digital Media Lab (DML) is to provide UGA students access to the latest in multimedia software and hardware for the creation and editing of course-related, digital media projects. DML workstations are not available for general computing activities such as word processing, web browsing, gaming, or email. Computers available for general computing purposes can be found elsewhere throughout the MLC.

Location: MLC - Room 362

Phone: 706.542.8510

Hours

Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hours may vary; any deviation from this schedule will be posted outside the lab door.

Lab Assistance

A Digital Media Specialist is available during all hours of operation and will provide instruction in basic operation of software, suggest media appropriate for a particular assignment, and refer students to additional resources such as manuals, online help files, and tutorials.

Policies and Procedures

General Policies

  • Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Georgia and able to present a valid Student ID if requested.
  • Personal projects or belongings left in the Lab will be collected at the end of each day and placed in the "Lost and Found" located at the security desk on the second floor."
  • Students are asked to be considerate of others and keep noise level to a minimum. Headphones are provided for audio projects.
  • Absolutely no food or drink allowed.

File Storage

  • The DML does not provide storage media such as DVD-R’s, CD-R’s and flash drives. Please bring your own.
  • Students have the option of saving their digital media projects to the DML Storage Drive for the duration of the semester; however, it is strongly advised that students keep a backup of their work on their own external storage device, such as a flash drive, external hard drive, DVD-R or CD-R. While every effort will be made to retain student work for the semester, it is always advisable to back up work in case of technical problems. Digital media projects saved to the DML Storage Drive will only be accessible from DML workstations.
  • Students are expected to treat DML equipment with care. A replacement fee will be assessed for lost or damaged equipment; non-payment of fees will result in the student’s name being forwarded to the Registrar’s office for flagging of UGA records.
  • Downloading, installing or uninstalling software of any kind is strictly prohibited. If you need something that is not available on a computer, please speak to the Lab Specialist.
  • Computer equipment, including cables, keyboards, mice, speakers, scanners, etc., is not to be modified, moved, unplugged, or changed in any way. If you need assistance, please consult the Lab Specialist.

Computer Information

Currently the DML is equipped with Mac Pro Advanced Workstations and a Recording Studio.

Mac Pro Advanced Workstations feature:

  • Quad-core Intel Xeon with 27” Cinema Display
  • iLife '11 Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Mac Office 2011
  • Final Cut Pro Studio X
  • Logic Express 9
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Access to HP Scanners
  • Access to VHS Players
  • Access to Video Capture Units for importing to analog audio and video

Recording Studio features:

  • Quad-core Intel Xeon with 27” Cinema Display and Powered Monitor Speakers
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Professional Mics
  • Headphones
  • Midi Keyboards
  • Cabling
  • 4' x 6' Recording Booth

Warning Concerning Copyright and DMCA Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code, 1976) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The Digital Millenium Copy right Act (DMCA) of 1998 is designed to protect copyright holders from online theft. Copying, distributing, downloading, and uploading information on the Internet may infringe on the rights of the copyright owner. Even an innocent, unintentional infringement violates the law.

Every audio, visual or written work has copyright protection unless that protection has expired or the creator places it in the public domain. The work does not have to have a copyright notice or a copyright symbol to be protected by copyright. If you cannot determine whether or not a work is copyrighted assume that it is copyrighted.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, educational institutions are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user uses a photocopy or a reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

It is the user’s responsibility to determine whether information is copyrighted, whether it meets the criteria for “fair use”, and to seek permission from the copyright holder for its use as necessary.