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Digital Media
Labs 101
Mick Jacobsen
@mickjacobsen
mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info
Who is this guy?
What we
will do this
morning
What is a Digital
Media Lab?
Why have
one?
Digital Literacy
Benchmark 2: Libraries provide access to relevant digital content and
enable community members to create ...
Employment
Business incubator
Expression
History
Community
Civic Engagement
A hub of creativity
Library Projects
Partnerships
DMLs
1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation
The Skokie DMLs
FY 10-11 FY 11-12 FY 12-13 FY 13-14 *
DML Uses 1142 1405 1479 1548
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
1600
1800
DML Uses
*Pr...
Peripheral items
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
FY 12-13
FY 11-12
FY 10-11
YML
TML
Fountaindale
Public Library
http://www.fountaindale.org/
Arlington Heights Memorial Library Studio
http://www.ahml.info/
Pilot Studio Renovation New Studio
Ela Area Library
http://www.eapl.org/
Two Media Labs &
One Maker Lab
Barrington Area Library
http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/
One Kids Lab
Many more
• Brooklyn Information Commons
• Darien Library Media Lab
• Tacoma Public Library Storylab
• Chicago Public Libr...
How about building
a digital media lab?
What is needed?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/
Grants
• Best Buy Community Grants
• American Honda Foundation Grants
• http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards
• IMLS
• Lo...
What is your vision for the
space
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelawler/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mar00ned/
Work stations or laptops
or both?
Lighting
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3001/3108651550_de48a77619_o.jpg
Audio
Noise!
Don’t promise quiet
Selling it
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/
Even these people
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorislouwes/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/raster/
Hardware
and
software
What is being done in the spaces?
Mac or Windows?
Stuff
http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
Stuff
http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
Stuff
http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
Stuff
http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
Stuff
http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
Theft
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samiksha/
Software
Low cost or free software
• Gimp – Photo/Graphics
• Paint.net – Photo/Graphics
• Pixelmator (Mac only) –
Photo/Graphics
• ...
High-end software
• Adobe Photoshop –
Photo/Graphics
• Adobe Illustrator –
Graphics/Illustration
• Adobe InDesign – Layout...
Budget station (graphic design)
• Spare computer or budget Windows machine ($0-$600)
• Epson Perfection V600 ($200)
• Cano...
Midrange Audio Station
• 21” iMac ($1,300)
• M-Audio Fast Track Pro ($220)
• Shure SM57 ($100)
• Audio Technica AT2020 USB...
High-end everything station
• Mac Pro ($4000)
• LED Cinema Display 27” ($1000)
• M-Audio Fast Track Pro ($220)
• Audio Tec...
70
Staff training
Paid resources
Classes for staffhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/taguri/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgasparovic/
Patron
Instruction
Paid resources
Staff created resources
blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab
Lectures
• Intro to Photoshop
• Advanced Photoshop
• Editing Video with iMovie
• Digitization
• Audio Production with
Garageband
• ...
1 on 1 classes
• Mac Basics
• Photoshop
• Photoshop
layers/masks
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• iMovie basics
• Garageband
• L...
Programming
motivated by
the space
Skokie in Motion
Open Mics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfez/
Contests
Youth
Teen Photography Contest
Teen Poetry
Exhibits
Online
Catalog
Physical
Copyright
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/
Staffing
Questions to ask
Hiring
Volunteers
Patronsseniors, adults, teens, and kids
Drawing seniors
http://www.flickr.com/photos/m0les/
Drawing adults
• Publicizing
• Elevator speech
• Keep the place civil
• Listen to the
professionals
• Expensive equipment
...
Drawing teens
• Teen only times
• Hardware
• Contests
• Display spaces
• Performances
• Language choice
issues
• Hanging o...
Drawing kids
Kids Lab
Considerations
Kids lab programs
• Stop-motion
• Toontastic
• Mindstorms
• WeDo
• Scratch Animation
• Tech Open Lab
Top 10 things that have surprised us
about running Digital Media Labs
6. Feedback happens. A lot.
7. Balancing Intellectua...
Top 10 things that have surprised us
about running Digital Media Labs
1. If a speaker can go up to 110 dB, patrons will
pl...
Thank you
mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info
@mickjacobsen
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
Digital Media Labs 101 for the Long Island Library Resources Council
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  1. 1. Digital Media Labs 101 Mick Jacobsen @mickjacobsen mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info
  2. 2. Who is this guy?
  3. 3. What we will do this morning
  4. 4. What is a Digital Media Lab?
  5. 5. Why have one?
  6. 6. Digital Literacy Benchmark 2: Libraries provide access to relevant digital content and enable community members to create their own digital content
  7. 7. Employment
  8. 8. Business incubator
  9. 9. Expression
  10. 10. History
  11. 11. Community
  12. 12. Civic Engagement
  13. 13. A hub of creativity
  14. 14. Library Projects
  15. 15. Partnerships
  16. 16. DMLs 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation
  17. 17. The Skokie DMLs
  18. 18. FY 10-11 FY 11-12 FY 12-13 FY 13-14 * DML Uses 1142 1405 1479 1548 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 DML Uses *Projected
  19. 19. Peripheral items 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 FY 12-13 FY 11-12 FY 10-11
  20. 20. YML
  21. 21. TML
  22. 22. Fountaindale Public Library http://www.fountaindale.org/
  23. 23. Arlington Heights Memorial Library Studio http://www.ahml.info/
  24. 24. Pilot Studio Renovation New Studio
  25. 25. Ela Area Library http://www.eapl.org/
  26. 26. Two Media Labs & One Maker Lab Barrington Area Library http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/
  27. 27. One Kids Lab
  28. 28. Many more • Brooklyn Information Commons • Darien Library Media Lab • Tacoma Public Library Storylab • Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia • Etc.
  29. 29. How about building a digital media lab?
  30. 30. What is needed? http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/
  31. 31. Grants • Best Buy Community Grants • American Honda Foundation Grants • http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards • IMLS • Local contributors (especially for kids)
  32. 32. What is your vision for the space http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelawler/
  33. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mar00ned/
  34. 34. Work stations or laptops or both?
  35. 35. Lighting http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3001/3108651550_de48a77619_o.jpg
  36. 36. Audio
  37. 37. Noise! Don’t promise quiet
  38. 38. Selling it http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/
  39. 39. Even these people http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorislouwes/
  40. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/raster/
  41. 41. Hardware and software
  42. 42. What is being done in the spaces?
  43. 43. Mac or Windows?
  44. 44. Stuff http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
  45. 45. Stuff http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
  46. 46. Stuff http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
  47. 47. Stuff http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
  48. 48. Stuff http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/
  49. 49. Theft http://www.flickr.com/photos/samiksha/
  50. 50. Software
  51. 51. Low cost or free software • Gimp – Photo/Graphics • Paint.net – Photo/Graphics • Pixelmator (Mac only) – Photo/Graphics • iMovie (Mac only) – Video • iPhoto (Mac only) – Photo • Garageband (Mac only) – Audio • Inkscape – Graphics/Illustration • Scribus – Layout Design • Synfig – Animation • Blender – 3D modeling • Nvu – Web Design • Audacity – Audio • Avidemux – Video • Jahshaja – Video • Windows Movie Maker Live (Windows only) - Video • Open Office – Productivity • Libre Office – Productivity • Mainstage (Mac only) – audio • Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Elements (Graphics/Video) • Comic Life http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/software/
  52. 52. High-end software • Adobe Photoshop – Photo/Graphics • Adobe Illustrator – Graphics/Illustration • Adobe InDesign – Layout Design • Adobe Dreamweaver – Web Design • Adobe Premiere – Video • Adobe Encore – DVD/Blu Ray Authoring • Adobe After Effects – Post Production • Adobe Lightroom - Photography • Adobe Flash – Animation • Adobe Muse – Web Design • Final Cut Pro (Mac Only) – Video • Motion (Mac Only) – Post Production • Logic Pro (Mac Only) – Audio • Pro Tools – Audio • Reason – Audio • Cubase – Audio • Roxio Toast - DVD/Blu Ray Authoring • Screenflow - Screencasting http://blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab/software/
  53. 53. Budget station (graphic design) • Spare computer or budget Windows machine ($0-$600) • Epson Perfection V600 ($200) • Canon Powershot SX160 IS ($200) • Photoshop Elements ($100) • GIMP (Free) • Inkscape (Free) • Scribus (Free) • TOTAL = $500-$1100 http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3414/3281139507_31ca7ceedd_o.jpg
  54. 54. Midrange Audio Station • 21” iMac ($1,300) • M-Audio Fast Track Pro ($220) • Shure SM57 ($100) • Audio Technica AT2020 USB Mic ($150) • M-Audio BX5a Speakers ($300) • M-Audio Oxygen 61 MIDI Keyboard ($170) • Logic Pro ($200) TOTAL = $2440
  55. 55. High-end everything station • Mac Pro ($4000) • LED Cinema Display 27” ($1000) • M-Audio Fast Track Pro ($220) • Audio Technica AT4040 Mic x2 ($600) • M-Audio BX5a Speakers ($300) • M-Audio Oxygen 61 MIDI Keyboard ($170) • Logic Pro X ($200) • Final Cut X ($300) • Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Master Collection ($2,600) TOTAL = $9,390
  56. 56. 70
  57. 57. Staff training
  58. 58. Paid resources
  59. 59. Classes for staffhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/taguri/
  60. 60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgasparovic/
  61. 61. Patron Instruction
  62. 62. Paid resources
  63. 63. Staff created resources blogs.skokielibrary.info/medialab
  64. 64. Lectures
  65. 65. • Intro to Photoshop • Advanced Photoshop • Editing Video with iMovie • Digitization • Audio Production with Garageband • Google Earth • Adobe Lightroom • Adobe Illustrator • Green Screen basics • Adobe Acrobat • Mac basics Group Classes
  66. 66. 1 on 1 classes • Mac Basics • Photoshop • Photoshop layers/masks • Illustrator • InDesign • iMovie basics • Garageband • Logic • Scanning • VHS/DVD conversion • Cassette/Vinyl Conversion • Google Earth • Adobe Premier Pro • Dreamweaver • Final Cut X • Final Cut 7 • Adobe After Effects • Podcasting • Lightroom
  67. 67. Programming motivated by the space
  68. 68. Skokie in Motion
  69. 69. Open Mics http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfez/
  70. 70. Contests
  71. 71. Youth
  72. 72. Teen Photography Contest
  73. 73. Teen Poetry
  74. 74. Exhibits
  75. 75. Online
  76. 76. Catalog
  77. 77. Physical
  78. 78. Copyright http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/
  79. 79. Staffing
  80. 80. Questions to ask
  81. 81. Hiring
  82. 82. Volunteers
  83. 83. Patronsseniors, adults, teens, and kids
  84. 84. Drawing seniors http://www.flickr.com/photos/m0les/
  85. 85. Drawing adults • Publicizing • Elevator speech • Keep the place civil • Listen to the professionals • Expensive equipment and software • Group and 1 to 1 classes
  86. 86. Drawing teens • Teen only times • Hardware • Contests • Display spaces • Performances • Language choice issues • Hanging out vs. messing around • Schools/homework
  87. 87. Drawing kids
  88. 88. Kids Lab Considerations
  89. 89. Kids lab programs • Stop-motion • Toontastic • Mindstorms • WeDo • Scratch Animation • Tech Open Lab
  90. 90. Top 10 things that have surprised us about running Digital Media Labs 6. Feedback happens. A lot. 7. Balancing Intellectual Freedom while providing a safe space for creativity can be difficult. Example: Misogynistic/hateful lyrics in rap music. 8. Finding a happy medium for ages with different developmental abilities and content needs is a challenge. 9. If there's a hidden feature or bug in a program, a patron will find it. 10. Digitization is HUGE.
  91. 91. Top 10 things that have surprised us about running Digital Media Labs 1. If a speaker can go up to 110 dB, patrons will play it that loud. 2. The majority of users seem to be 30 and over. 3. How many people don't even know some of this technology exists, at least so accessibly. 4. If you build one of these EVERYBODY will want a tour. 5. Teenagers like to pick at soundproofing foam insulation.
  92. 92. Thank you mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info @mickjacobsen

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