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Operations look different again this semester as the university continues to follow safety protocols in response to the pandemic. The most notable difference this academic year is that the SMS is open by appointment only for access to its specialized equipment. It also has reduced hours for the semester.
Click the links below for more information about each specialty station in the SMS, or click the "schedule" link next to a station name to reserve a time slot.
Please note that the SMS is adhering to the Flashes Safe Eight principles and the protocols established by the university in response to the Coronavirus. Users who arrive and have forgotten their face mask will be directed to the disposable mask station in the library lobby. Those with medical exemptions should have already made arrangements - either through SAS as a student, or through HR as faculty/staff/visitor - prior to their arrival.
The SMS is open to all currently enrolled Kent State students for free. In the SMS students can work on any variety of multimedia projects - from recording audio to editing video, 3D modeling, creating PowerPoint presentations, working in Photoshop, and much more. Follow the left-hand navigation for additional information about the equipment and software that are available to students in the studio.
Looking to borrow a video camera? This service is available through the Circulation Desk and managed by Circulation Services. For more information, visit Circulation's Camcorder and Accessories Information page.
For the list of software that's available on the various University Library workstations (including the SMS), visit the Library Workstations libguide.
Printing from the SMS computers is available for the general multimedia stations only to the library's public print stations.