The Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center (DSCC), established in 2001 with a grant from The Keel Foundation, is located in the Technology Commons on the lower level of Shain Library (room A-29). Find the DSCC's hours listed here. If you need to use the Center at a specific time, or need assistance with your project, contact Michael Dreimiller or Lyndsay Bratton.

The DSCC provides faculty with high-end technologies and support to create and edit digital course materials and projects in teaching and research. Michael Dreimiller can provide in-class training in the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) on the lower level of Shain Library for courses that will be using iMovie or Garageband for course projects. Please contact him before the semester starts to schedule the training and to confirm the availability of the ATL.

The DSCC has expanded its scope to include digital scholarship, including organizing, advising, and documenting digital research projects by faculty and students. Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship Lyndsay Bratton is leading efforts in this area. You can view our online digital scholarship projects here. We hosted our first Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts Symposium in 2018. 

The DSCC staff, along with the rest of the Research Support and Curricular Technology team, support the Diane Y. Williams '59 Visualization Wall, the Recording Studio (Shain 309), the Kaltura video hosting platform (including MediaSpace), and the evaluation and use of podcasting, screencasting, wikis, blogs and other emerging technologies to supplement Moodle, the college's learning management system.

Instruction and support on the use of the equipment and technology in the DSCC is provided as needed throughout production. Faculty, academic departments, or student employees working for faculty can be trained and supported in the use of the DSCC facilities. A part-time DSCC student assistant may be available to work on digitization projects for faculty during the academic year.

The following services are provided by the DSCC:

A/V Equipment Lending  Computer Workstations 
Other Equipment Lending Videoconferencing
Scanning & OCR Web Conferencing
Video Digitizing & Editing Video Streaming
Audio Digitizing & Editing Recording Campus Events

A/V Equipment

In addition to the Recording Studio (located in Shain 309), the following audio and video equipment can be borrowed by faculty for short-term use.


  • Meeting Owl Pro (external camera/mic for online meetings)
  • Canon XA35 camcorder
  • Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera
    • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
    • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide angle lens
    • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II USM telephoto zoom lens
  • GoPro HD Hero3 Camera
  • Samsung Gear 360 camera
  • Mevo Pro remote 4k camera (2)


  • Blue Yeti multi-pattern USB microphone
  • Zoom HD6 , HD4, & HD1 handheld audio recorders
  • Zoom iQ5, iQ6, iQ7 iPhone/iPad/iPod mics
  • Røde i-XY iPhone/iPad/iPod mic
  • iRig Mic Cast mic (Android and iOS devices)
  • Lavalier mics (wired and wireless)


    • ARRI 300 Plus tungsten Fresnel spotlight
    • Apurture MC multicolor LED
    • Photoflex Starlite softbox light
    • Photoflex MultiDisc 5-in-1 reflector


    • Apogee Duet 2 IN x 4 OUT Audio Interface
    • Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder (2)
    • Elgato Game Capture HD
    • Osmo Mobile 2 mobile phone gimbal
    • Monopod
    • Tripods

    Other Equipment

    We also have some other equipment available to faculty for short-term use.

    • Apple Mac & iOS adapters (power, video, Thunderbolt, USB-C, Mini-DVI, HDMI)
    • Garmin Oregon 650t handheld GPS
    • Google Glass
    • Intel Compute Stick
    • M-Audio KeyRig 49-key keyboard
    • Wireless headphones for use at the Diane Y. Williams '59 Visualization Wall

    Scanning & Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

    Our document scanning equipment can be used to create graphic files, PDFs, or editable text documents.

    Scanning software

    • Lasersoft SilverFast Ai Studio 8
    • Epson Scan

    OCR software

    • ABBY FineReader (Macintosh)

    PDF software

    Document scanners

    • Epson Expression 10000 XL flatbed (11”x17”)
    • Epson Perfection V850 Pro flatbed (8.5”x14”)
    • Epson ES-400 autofeed (8.5”x11”)
    • Plustek OptiBook 4800 book scanner

    Film & Slide Scanners

    • Epson Perfection V850 Pro (35mm film, 35mm slides, and some larger film formats)
    • Film light table

    Video Digitizing & Editing

    Our video equipment can be used to digitize copyright-free video content for any use, including burning it to DVD or Blu-ray disc.

    Formats Supported

    • DVDs
      • Region 2 DVDs supported
      • DVD burners available
    • VHS tapes
      • PAL and SECAM formatted tapes supported
    • Blu-ray discs
      • Bu-ray burner available
    • M-DISC
      • Write-once archival quality optical format that plays in standard DVD and Blu-ray drives
    • Laser Discs
    • Digital8 cassettes
    • DV cassettes
    • MiniDV cassettes

    Video software

    • Editing software
      • Apple Final Cut Pro X
        • Apple Compressor
        • Apple Motion
      • Apple iMovie
      • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Screen Capture software
      • Apple QuickTime X
      • TechSmith Camtasia
      • Telestream Screenflow
    • Handbrake (video transcoder)
    • Roxio Toast Titanium Pro 19 (optical disc buring)

    Audio Digitizing & Editing

    Our audio equipment, which is connected to an Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt audio interface, can be used to digitize copyright-free audio content for any use, including burning it to CD. Copyright-protected audio from the Shain Library collection can be digitized only if it is to be uploaded to the Kaltura video hosting service in Moodle for use in a specific course.

    Formats Supported

    • Vinyl LPs, EPs, 45rpms, and 78rpms
    • Audio cassettes
    • DAT cartridges
    • Reel-to-reel tapes

    Audio software

    Computer Workstations

    We have 4 computer workstations in the DSCC. The two Mac Pros are connected to the video equipment rack, the iMac Pro is connected to the audio equipment rack and an Epson Perfection V850 Pro flatbed document/film scanner, and the iMac running Windows is connected to our large flatbed scanner, document feed scanner, and book scanner. All have the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software, Microsoft Office, as well as other applications for the devices connected to them.

    • Mac Studio (2022) (64GB RAM) w/27" 4k display running macOS 12 Monterey(video workstation)
    • Mac Pro 2013 (32GB RAM) w/27” 4k display running macOS 12 Monterey (audio/scanning workstation)
    • iMac 5k 2019 27" (128GB RAM) dual boot Windows 10 & macOS 12 Monterey (scanning & Nvivo workstation)


    In addition to the scanning, video, and audio applications listed in the above sections, the following software is also available on the DSCC computer workstations.

    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
    • ArcGIS (mapping and geographic analysis - Windows-only)
    • Nvivo (qualitative data analysis - Mac & Windows - limited to 2 users at a time)
    • ATLAS.ti (qualitative data analysis - Windows only)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint - MS Access Windows-Only)
    • Apple iWork (Keynote, Numbers, Pages - Mac-only)
    • STATA (statistical - Mac only)



    The DSCC is equipped with a mobile Polycom HDX 7000 videoconferencing unit with a 47" LCD display which can be used in any room in Shain Library. Use of this system requires an H.264 compatible system at the other end of the videoconference. If you wish to reserve this unit please contact Michael Dreimiller at least 10 working days in advance to allow time for configuration and testing. The vendor no longer supports this equipment so it can not be used for long-term projects such as a semester-long remote course. (Note: The Marjorie Dilley Room/Shain 316 has a Cisco SX80 that can be used for courses with remote students. Olin 107 has a Polycom HDX 8000 system which is also no longer supported by the vendor and should therefore only be used for one-time events.)

    Web Conferencing

    We have a web conferencing kit available for use during normal business hours on the lower level of Shain Library (Advance Technology Lab (ATL), the PC Classroom, the Haines Conference Room, Diane Y. Williams '59 Visualization Wall,  These kits can be used with Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Apple Facetime, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, and many other web conferencing applications that run on Macintosh and Windows computers. (Note: Media Service also has web conferencing kits which can be checked out for use anytime and elsewhere on campus.) The kits contain the following equipment:

    • Logitech C930e HD 1080p USB webcam
      • Polaroid 8" tripod
    • Polycom Communicator C100S speaker/microphone
    • 7-port USB hub
    • Various computer adapters and cables

    We also have a Meeting Owl Pro which has a wide-angle external camera with microphone.

    Video Streaming

    Information Services has a Premium account and equipment that is used to stream Commencement, events in Evans Hall and Harkness Chapel, and other campus events that are viewable by anyone off-campus. We also have video encoding equipment for campus events that are intended for viewing only by the campus community (i.e. not streamed via If you are interested in using this equipment contact Michael Dreimiller for more information. You will have to provide someone to operate the equipment during your event.

    Video Switchers

    Hardware Encoders

    Software Encoders

    Recording Campus Events

    If you have a campus event that you would like to record you should check with Media Services first to see if they have equipment that you can use since they will most likely already be supporting your event. If nothing is available from Media Services then DSCC equipment may be borrowed if it is available. You will need to provide someone to operate the equipment during your event.