The Media Center supports the Department of Art History and Archaeology in most aspects of digital teaching, image research, computing support, and audio visual support.
The Media Center maintains a computer lab in the Stronach Center for Department of Art History and Archaeology students, faculty, and staff. Each Mac desktop computer is equipped with a scanner (capable of scanning print documents, images, slides, film, and transparencies), scanning software, Microsoft Office, iWork, iLife, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Lightroom, and other essential software.
A printer is also available for use by faculty and course instructors. For all other printing, please use your print quota or Flex Dollars in the CUIT computer labs.
The Media Center maintains desktop computers, digital projectors, and slide projectors in Schermerhorn Hall rooms 604, 607, 612, 834, 930, and 934. If you are teaching in another classroom and require technological assistance, please contact CUIT.
Image Scanning for Art History Faculty
We scan images for Columbia and Barnard Art History faculty, and can handle most special requests. Unless otherwise specified, we burn both high-resolution .tif image files and PowerPoint/Keynote-optimized .jpg image files onto disk. We catalog and archive all image files for our database. Most scanning orders take a few weeks to process, but we can accommodate rush orders in a few cases.
Faculty Desktop Support
We assist Columbia and Barnard Art History faculty with computer, software, and connectivity issues. Some issues may require us to refer you to Faculty Desktop Support.
PA and Lecture Support
For Art History departmental events and lectures in Schermerhorn Hall, the Media Center lends and sets up equipment including portable projectors, DVD projectors, VCRs, screens, speakers, computer speakers, laptops, cables, adaptors and microphones. Please reserve in advance, our equipment is limited. We will make every effort to accommodate requests, but note that it may not be possible in every instance.