Equipment & Services
The History Lab is equipped with four Windows 7 Enterprise and four Mac OS X workstations for use by History Department faculty, staff, graduate students, or affiliated projects.
Common Equipment Uses
Lab equipment can be used to scan pictures or texts; prepare video clips; PowerPoint presentations; online research, etc.
To reserve Lab equipment for classroom use, please email (email@example.com) us at least one weekday (M-F) in advance. The staff will confirm by e-mail whether the requested equipment is available.
To reserve the Department's TV/DVD/VCR cart, slide projectors and overhead projectors, please contact the Main Office. If in doubt on who to ask for equipment reservations, contact us. For assistance moving your cart, please e-mail Lori Rogers (not the Lab) at least one weekday (M-F) in advance.
If you are in a multimedia classroom serviced by ISD, you can order a cart through them. The advantage is that the cart is delivered and returned in the same building, and on-site staff can help if you run into problems during class. More information can be found at http://www.usc.edu/its/multimedia/
If the lab is not staffed when returning Lab equipment, you may return it to the Main Office (if open) or lock it in a faculty office. Under no circumstances may equipment leave campus without prior approval. Please send an email to notify the Lab of the location of the equipment.
Services Provided by Lab Staff
For large scanning jobs, you may request assistance from the Lab staff. Please give Lab staff as much lead time as possible when requesting work to be done. If you need a week's worth of material prepared, you must give the staff a minimum of a week in which to prepare that material except in extreme emergencies. Do not expect the staff to be able to do on-the-spot work of this kind. Please fill out a scan request form if you are requesting slides.
The staff can make video clips for you, but please note that burning an entire film violates copyright law. We will refuse requests that, in our judgment, violate copyright law.
Lab staff is available to help you with Lab equipment. Just ask!