The Media Services Department is located in room 235D of the Reference Room and in 224B (located in the circulation department). Reservations are required for equipment or services. Media Services may take requests via e-mail or telephone. It is required, however, that requests for recording classes be submitted by respective professors or the Office of Academic Affairs. Staff and faculty may place requests via e-mail: Greg Stack, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org; David Luce, Audiovisual Coordinator, email@example.com. The telephone number for the Media Services Department is (202) 319-6254 and/or (202) 319-6294. Time sensitive requests may also be submitted at the circulation desk and/or by calling the hotline (202) 319-6394. Regular hours of operation: Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The library offers a variety of media in support of the curriculum. All materials are located on reserve at the Circulation desk.
Copyrighted videorecordings may not be presented for public performances. Videos and DVDs may be shown in conjunction with classroom activities where there is a faculty teaching component included as part of the presentation. For further information, see 17 U.S.C. 110(1).
DVD & VHS Collection
The law library holds a large number of instructional DVDs (and VHS in cases where that is the only available format) on a wide variety of legal topics. To locate titles, enter search terms and select format "videorecording" in the library catalog, or contact the reference department.
The library also has a collection of instructional CDs and study aids on a variety of subjects. To locate titles, enter search terms and select format "audioecording" in the library catalog, or contact the reference department.
Columbus School of Law Video Channel
Many of the law school’s conferences, symposia, lectures, panel discussions and other events are recorded on video. Click here to view the channel.
Digital voice recorders may be checked out at the circulation desk. Media Services and the circulation department will make the audio files web accessible through the Law Library Class Recordings List, or faculty may publish the links to the files as they wish. This service supports students recording for their classmates. A faculty member may choose not to participate in this method of recording and distribution at any time.
Digital video cameras or integrated room systems are used to video record lectures, review sessions, moot court arguments, etc. Web cams are also available at the circulation desk. Most recordings are placed on reserve where they may be checked out for viewing in rooms on Floors 2 and 4.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALD) may be used in the auditorium (rooms 204 and/or 205) in conjunction with the sound system. Headphones and teleloops are made available by contacting Media Services.
Columbus Community Television (CCTV)
Broadcast television, a variety of premium channels, and programming available via the law school satellite downlink are available on CCTV. This cable system distributes programming throughout the building. CCTV includes the digital signage system which carries special notices, cancellations, and classroom change updates.
Interview and Simulation Rooms
There are several rooms available for video recording. The Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) controls rooms located within the Interview and Simulation Suite except for room 159 which is controlled by Columbus Community Legal Services, telephone (202) 319-6788. OCPD is located in room 163, telephone (202) 319-5132. Conference room video recording is supported in the Judge and Jury rooms. Please contact Student Life and Special Events at (202)319-6126 to schedule Judge and Jury rooms.
The Slowinski and the Haislip & Yewell Courtrooms are supported as need with equipment made available through Media Services.
Media Services supports ISDN videoconferencing and the use of web cams. Several rooms, which vary in size, can be used to facilitate a conferences of this type.
Classrooms 204, 205, 208, 211, 213, 217, 220, 303, 305, 307, 311, 312D, 313, and 318 have integrated presentation systems. Flat panels, LCD projectors and electric screens facilitate large screen projection of data and video. Computers, VHS/DVD players, document cameras, and other media support a variety of audiovisual requirements. Please refer to this chart: