In the middle of the 4th floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library are three Yamaha digital grand pianos nestled in front of the Multimedia Productions Department. At different times of the day all three pianos are in use. When walking by, all you can hear from the pianos are the keys bottoming out, nothing harmonious, but rather a thud sound as each player presses the keys. Jay Sinnard, manager of the Multimedia Productions Department, recorded one of the students making those non-harmonious sounds, but from a different perspective. The student is freshman geology major Ian Rogers.
A collaboration between UC Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the keyboards are open to anyone wanting to play on a first come-first served basis, but bring your own headphone as they are required.
10 years ago on September 1st 2009 the STRC uploaded their first video to YouTube. The video was of a old book that was sent to UCL’s Conservation and Binding department. They needed a quick way to show someone in California how the book would be repaired. 10 years later the STRC site has 300 videos, 400,000 views and 367 subscribers. 178 of the videos are UC student projects made at the STRC editing suites and STRC video production room. Below is a link to the most viewed student project (Tom Cruise on Teaching Composition) with 15,000 views. And also below is a link to the first video added 10 years ago, (Conservation of book) with 7,300 views.
The Student Technology Resources Center (STRC), located on the fourth floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library, has collaborated with the UC Gaming Club to be named an official Game Lab. As such, the STRC currently lends out approximately 20 board and card games with more added weekly. The newest board game, Game of Thrones, promises to be popular.
In addition to board and card games, UC students can also borrow a game console (Atari, Nintendo, Sega or the Nintendo switch) on a cart with a monitor. Available for check out at the STRC, all that is needed is a UC ID.
Check out the new Games of Thrones board game and create the ending you want.
During summer semester, Sarah Nordgren and her colleagues are spending a couple of days shooting a video in the STRC Production Room. Sarah is a graduate student (getting her doctorate of philosophy, English and comparative literature). Her specialty is poetry. The video is part of Sarah’s dissertation.
Sarah (far right) and colleagues shooting a scene for her video.
The outfits were designed just for this video.
Try to find just the right angle.