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There are two copiers in the Library for student use, one of which is a color copier. They reduce and enlarges. Copies range from $.10 each for black and white to $.50 for small color copies and $1 for large.
The Library subscribes to 15 different databases which are available throughout the campus through IP address recognition. Databases may be accessed off campus through the Proxy Server.
Wireless Web Connection
There are several wireless access points on campus, including one in the Library. If you wish to take advantage of wireless cabability, simply go to the 4th floor Academic Computing Department. They have a form you will fill out and they will provide a key and assistance. Coming Soon: Automatic sign-on with Xnumber and password.
Videos and DVDs circulate, but if needed, there is a viewing area with a monitor and VHS and DVD players. Most iMacs will play DVDs and headphones are available to check out.
The Library website is designed to provide a learning environment for students and faculty. Links to all Library resources are available as well as Otis-specific tutorials and librarian-recommended websites.
Otis has an Information Competency Across the Curriculum Program managed through this website. There are also many course pathfinders --maps which will walk you through the steps of research for a particular course. These are created in close collaboration with the faculty.
In 2001, the Otis DID (Digital Image Database) software was installed and in now in use in several courses. The Library is currently building an art history image bank, currently at 12,000 images, to support faculty instruction. New teachers wanting to use the DID for teaching are added each year.
Course support materials for many classes will be available through O-Space, the Otis Learning Management System which provides basic course websites with tools for online discussions, announcements, and downloading course content such as readings or assignments. The instructors let students know if they expect them to use O-Space.