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Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave. San Francisco, CA 94112 415-452-5541
Dean of Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco: Rita Jones
Information about Multimedia Materials
How to Locate Media Center Materials
How to Locate Class Materials on Reserve
Using Time Cards
Media Center Etiquette and Rules
Computer Use Policy
Library Technician II
Library Technician I
Established as an integral part of City College
of San Francisco Library's Learning Resources, the Media
Center provides users a means of utilizing a wide range of
multimedia materials. Many of the media materials are
used to supplement specific courses and programs., e.g.
Music 25 and 26, English 90 and 92, and ESL 132. There
are over 6000 audiocassettes, over 1700 videocassettes
and over 1800 CDs. There are also CD-ROMS and DVDs
available for listening and viewing. All registered
faculty and staff may use our facilities. Videocassettes
audiotapes from this collection may be borrowed for
instructional purposes by faculty and staff members for up
to one week. CDs/DVDs & CD-ROMs do not circulate!!! It
is the responsibility of faculty and staff using media
materials to take all necessary measures to protect these
materials against theft, loss or damage. The Media
Center's staff encourages your use of these materials and
stands ready to answer any further questions you may have
regarding their content, availability and use.
Valentine, Media Center Coordinator,
Carol Belle-Thomas, Media Specialist
recorded on magnetic tape. The Media Center's collection
includes Shakespeare's works (e.g. The Sonnets read by
Sir John Gieldud - D3751); music by Mozart (e.g.
Completely Mozart - D2036); Miles Davis (e.g Kind of Blue -
. D2475); Wynton Marsallias (e.g. The Majesty of the Blues -
D5146); as well as, Underwood. Writing Skills with
D1875 Pts. 1 -9. There are over 6000 music and spoken
word audiocassettes available.
audio digital information is stored on which is read by a
laser. The collection includes classical music (e.g.
CD1000, for use with the book of the same title by Joseph
and Vivian Kerman); original Broadway cast recordings
(e.g. Phantom of the Opera, CD18); gospel music by Aretha
Franklin (e.g., Amazing Grace-the Complete Recordings,
CD1754); popular music by Bonnie Raitt
(e.g.Fundamentals, CD1489) Latin American music (e.g.
Caribbean beat. Vol. 1-2,CD1263); as well as a number of
opera CDs (e.g. La Traviata by Verdi, CD296).
(Compact Disc-Read Only Memory) a computer reads a
laser disc on which audio and video data is stored.
can view the National Museum of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution Art Collection (N857.N37 1996), or
visit Le Louvre: The Palace and Its Paintings (N2030.L595
DVD (digital versatile disc) is an optical disc
technology that holds 4.7 gigabyte (A gigabyte (pronounced
GIG-a-bite with hard G's) is a measure of computer data
storage capacity and is "roughly" a billion bytes) of
information on one of its two sides, or enough for a
133-minute movie. With two layers on each of its two sides,
it will hold up to 17 gigabytes of video, audio, or other
Slide/Tape sets and Filmstrips:
programs using 35mm slides and 35 mm filmstrips with
audiocassette tapes. The collection includes programs for
Dental Assisting classes: SS168 Dental Assistant:
Overview; and Radiology classes: SS105 Radiation
Protection during Medical X-ray Examinations and the
popular FS493: an Audiovisual History of
a wide magnetic tape used to record television images together with sound for subsequent playback and broadcasting. The collection includes programs such as the Ascent of Man Series, VHS 822; art (e.g. VHS 941 Romare Bearden); music (e.g. Jazz by Ken Burns VHS 1688); and the popular ESL series Connect with English, VHS 1689-1701.
If you know the exact title of a video, audiocassette, CD, DVD or CD-ROM select Exact Title.
Title Key Word:
If you are not sure of the title, select Title Keyword and type the main words you do know.
If you know the composer's name or the performer, select Author and type the last name, first name: e.g. Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich.
Subject Key Word:
If you do not know the exact subject heading used, select Subject Keyword and type words which describe the subject you want. All materials are listed by Author or Composer, Title and Subject.
If you are looking for a particular song, sonata, or waltz, the Content Keyword in plays, songs, essays is available.
To use the material you will need the alphabet and number which appears in the left-hand corner of the OPAC screen: D for audiocassette; VHS for videocassette; CD for Compact Disc; CD-ROM lists the LC classification number; DVD for DVD; FS for filmstrip; and SS for slide/tape programs.
All media materials are located behind the Service Counter and a staff member will assist you. To use the Media Center's materials you will need your Student I.D. card or California I.D. or Driver's License.
The Media Center's equipment is divided into sections: Section A: two CD players, one filmstrip projector; one slide tape projector; two video stations all with dual headsets and four computer stations: two Macintosh and two windows compatible for use with CD-ROMs only. Section B: Four electronic keyboards to be used with headphones and 12 CD stations. Section C: 29 video stations, 6 audiocassette stations, six DVD players, two slide tape projector stations and two filmstrip projector stations. Section D: 6 CD players and audio cassette players. Section E: ESL - 27 audioactive cassette recorder stations, two video stations, 29 computers and one electronic keyboard. ESL students using the audio-active cassette recorders should go to the ESL Counter, located to the far right of the entrance.
All students using the audio-active cassette decks are required to have an orientation on how to record their voice. Orientations are scheduled for 6 weeks at the beginning of each semester. Check at the Counter for the Orientation Time Schedule. Students using the computers should check in with the ESL Faculty monitor.If you are not familiar with the equipment, please ask a staff person for assistance. As a courtesy to other students, please rewind audio and videotapes when you are finished. Please return all materials to the Service Counter.
Many classes like Music, ESL
and some English classes require students to use the
center for multimedia materials placed on reserve by the
instructor. There are a series of binders located at the
Main Service Counter that are labeled as follows:
If you need to listen or view a class tape, go to the Main Service
Counter. ESL students using materials that require use of the
audio-active cassette recorders should go the ESL counter, located at the
far right of the entrance.
Music Classes: Music 1A - 23 and Music 24 - 29
ESL Non Credit, ESL 49-79, ESL 82-150
Videos by Classes A - L and M - Z
Telecourses: If you need to listen or view a class tape, go to the Main Service Counter.
ESL students using materials that require use of audio-active cassette recorders should go to the ESL Counter. You should know the course number and instructor's name or have a syllabus that has been provided by your instructor. Using your I.D. card or C.D.L., request media by number and name.
You should know the course number and instructor's name or have a list that has been provided by your instructor.
Using your I.D. card or C.D.L. request media by number and name.
As a courtesy to others, please rewind the tape and be sure to turn off the power button before returning to the Service Counter to pick up your I.D. and time card.
When you finish, return the tape and any printed material to the counter and/or your I.D./time card will be returned to you.
1. NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE MEDIA CENTER.
2. Seating is reserved for students using materials and equipment in the Media Center.
3. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment, or are having problems using the equipment, please ask for assistance.
4. Students using the audio-active cassette decks in the ESL section are required to have an orientation in the use of the cassette decks.
5. Each student is permitted to check out only one item at a time.
6. If for any reason you need to leave the room, return materials to the counter and check in again when you return.
7. To prevent theft, please do not leave your belongings unattended.
8. Media Materials must not be removed from the Center.
9. Please do not mark or deface materials, equipment or carrels. Treat the Center and its contents with respect. If you damage multimedia materials or destroy a piece of equipment, you destroy your own and every other student's opportunity to use the item.
10. Please refrain from placing your feet on chairs or carrels.
11. Please leave your work area clean.
12. Please leave your work area clean.12. Please keep all electronic equipment (e.g. pagers, cellular phones, portable electronic equipment) turned off in the Center.
13. PERSONAL ELECTRONIC RECORDING EQUIPMENT IS ILLEGAL AND STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Copying audio, video, cds or dvds, or changing configurations will result in suspension of library privileges
14. Personal video tapes, audiocassettes, CDs and DVDs that are used in the Center must be class related. There is a high volume of usage of our equipment by students who must put in lab hours for their classes. Therefore, we request that personal multimedia be used after 1 pm.
15. NO PERSONAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT INCLUDING HEADSETS ARE ALLOWED WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM THE MEDIA CENTER COORDINATOR.
16. Please keep conversations to a minimum. Excessive talking can be distracting to other students.
17. If your behavior does not conform to the rules of student conduct at CCSF (refer to current college catalogue) you will be asked to leave.