Multimedia Commons at Leavey Library
The Multimedia Commons, located at the west end of Leavey’s first floor, was developed to provide the necessary equipment and software for working with graphics, audio, and video projects.
Six (6) Dell OptiPlex 960 PC computers, each with 3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3.25 Gb RAM, 60 Gb hard drive and 24" wide screen flat panel monitor. The computers include DVD Burners, camera card readers (SmartMedia, SD, xD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, etc), USB and Firewire ports. Attached to each computer is a flatbed scanner for scanning documents up to 8.5" x 11.7"
Six (6) iMac computers, each with 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 Gb RAM and 116 Gb hard drive. The computers include DVD Burners, USB and Firewire ports.
The computers are provided with the multimedia productivity software also available on Leavey’s Information Commons computers:
PCs: Adobe Photoshop Extended, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Acrobat Professional
iMacs: Adobe Photoshop Extended, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Pro, as well as Apple iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie and Garageband
For help using the hardware or software, please see Technology Tutorials or the Multimedia Commons desk (213) 740 7730.
These accessories are available for check out at the circulation desk.
Our regular headphones will work with the computers.
WACOM9"x12" Pen-tablets - these provide greater control of the cursor when working with graphics or retouching photos.
Film trays for the scanner which allow scanning of 35mm, 6x4.5, and 4x5 film.
Any USC faculty, staff, or student with a CURRENT library account and USC user name may use the equipment. Patron must check out a Multimedia Station Card, available at the Circulation desk.
Cards/computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis and patron may use station for 4 hours. The Multimedia Station Card may be renewed ONCE if there are no other patrons waiting for station. We do not take reservations, nor is there a signup sheet.