Two group learning spaces equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and software are available on the first floor of the Dana Library. The Booth Ferris Collaborative Multimedia Rooms provide cutting-edge computer equipment, easily accessible power outlets, and comfortable furniture. The collaborative multimedia rooms are located near the library's reference desk and the computer lab, allowing users to consult with reference librarians and computer lab staff, and to learn about digital resources that might support their projects.
Students and faculty can reserve the rooms for group work and multimedia production. The rooms accommodate from two to six people working together and can be booked for up to two hours a day. Online room reservations can be made through the online LibCal booking system. To access the room, you must then go to the Dana Library Circulation Desk to borrow the room key using your Rutgers ID card.
Room A is intended for collaborative teamwork. It is equipped with a widescreen LCD panel and media:scape system with video connections for laptops. If needed, you can borrow a laptop and/or video cable adapters at the Circulation Desk.
Room B will enable multimedia production, with a SMARTboard and 4 Apple iMac computers with Adobe multimedia authoring and editing software for digital productions. The Adobe CS6 Master Collection on the computers is comprised of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Flash Professional, Flash Builder, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Encore, Bridge, and Media Encoder. You can borrow a remote controller and/or video cables for the SMARTboard at the Circulation Desk.
These rooms were funded by a grant from the Booth Ferris Foundation based in Dallas, Texas. This grant to the Dana Library is the first award Rutgers has received from this foundation in over 20 years and only the second grant ever received from the foundation at the university. The Rutgers University Libraries are grateful to the Booth Ferris Foundation for their gracious support of this project.
For further information, please refer to the Policy and Procedures for Use of the Booth Ferris Collaborative Multimedia Rooms.