The Microcomputer and Media Center of the Library houses a wide variety of audiovisual and microcomputer materials for health sciences curriculum support and continuing education, as well as general application software. Audiovisual formats include DVDs, CD-Roms, 1/2" VHS and 3/4" U-matic videocassettes, 35mm slides, and audiocassettes. The hardware designed to run these programs can be found in the Center's viewing rooms. Both Apple Macintosh and IBM compatible software and hardware are available. A local area network links the microcomputers to printers and provides access to full-text electronic reference works, the University's computer network and the World Wide Web. The Center's Web page provides access to an extensive listing of links to multimedia resources and image databases that support the educational pursuits of our faculty and students.
The staff conducts classes in microcomputer applications programs, computer-assisted instruction packages, diagnostic software databases, and the use of audiovisuals; assists patrons in accessing and using the Center's software and hardware collection, and in locating materials from other sources. The staff also supplies faculty with information regarding holdings which may serve as a basis for class assignments.