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Digital Media Lab

Van Wylen Library鈥檚 Digital Media Lab (DML), located on the 2nd floor, is staffed by students and is open to all Hope College faculty, staff and students.

All are welcome to explore and engage with technology in the lab. Our lab has several different multimedia creation tools in addition to data analysis and visualization software, including access to a Cricut Maker and Heat Press.

Scanning and Printing

SCANNER OPTIONS

If you need help, please ask for assistance at the Digital Media Lab.

MFP

Library 2nd floor PRINT/SCAN stations

  • Best for paper documents or small books 
  • Scan as .pdf and email
    (select options for double sided scanning)
MFP scanners
Scannx Book Scanner

Library 2nd floor in the Digital Media Lab

  • Great for small to medium books
  • Scan as .pdf  or Word (email, Google Drive or print)
  • Accessibility tools available
Scannx Book Scanner
HP LASER cOLOR PRINTER

Color printing available for a small fee at the DML. Recommended for small print orders under 50 copies. Only available for letter and legal paper sizes. 

Consulting & Workshops

The Digital Media Lab is equipped to support student projects. Our student staff offer peer-to-peer consultations. The design of the lab provides workstations equipped for project creation and editing. We offer access to a Sound Room which includes an private studio space with equipment to explore and engage in multimedia podcast recording/editing, in addition to Sibelius and Finale software for music creation. Check in .

Our student tutors have basic to intermediate skills across a broad range of media and computing topics. For in-depth, one-on-one help designing, creating or troubleshooting media projects, connect with dml@hope.edu or call 616.395.7283.

DML Workstations

We offer access to 8 computer workstations, 4 iMacs, and 4 Windows Computers. The lab workstations are available for use during library hours. Workstations have the following software available:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Audacity
  • Camtasia
  • Chalk & Wire (for education majors)
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Inspiration (for education majors on PCs only)
  • Keynote
  • NVivo (iMac #5 & 6)
  • Photoshop
  • Sibelius
  • SPSS Statistics
  • VIDBOX (VHS to digital conversion software iMac 7&8)
  • Zotero
Sound Room

An enclosed private space is available with high-quality audio/video recording. The studio accommodates 1鈥3 people and includes a 27" iMac, ring light, podcasting technology and software including a keyboard for music creation and software editing/recording.

Reservations are encouraged ahead of time. Or quick reserve is available the day of on a tablet in front of the room. You may access this room by requesting a key at the Digital Media Lab desk. We will hold your Hope ID until you are finished using the space.

Restrictions

  • Need active Hope ID
  • No food or drink allowed in the room

Equipment in the Sound Room