Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NEW! Collaboration Table on Lower Level

The Dick Smith Library now has a new Collaboration Table on the lower level in the Audiovisual area (through the glass doors to your right as you exit the stairs or elevator, and across from our Presentation Practice Room).  This table allows you to connect up to four (4) laptops to a 55" LCD monitor to share your desktops while working on group projects.  It is available to all students anytime the library is open.  We hope you will find this technology useful.  Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions about it!


Anonymous said...

We have a similar station in our newly renovated library and I'm curious to know more about your design process. We've been told there's a formula for placement of the monitor vis-a-vis the "audience" seats, and as a result our monitor is much further away than yours. Did you discuss this formula? How did you end up deciding to put the seats so close to the monitor?

Heidi Senior

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Hello Heidi,

Our campus Information Technology people chose this table design and we are trying it out. Your comment is very helpful, as we plan to add more collaboration tables in an upcoming renovation.

Anonymous said...

Is that just a television that is repurposed, or does the "collaboration table" setup need a specific type of screen/monitor?

Amanda (the librarian) said...

It's a standard television, but it required special components to make it work in the collaboration set-up.