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gac.edu or gustavus.edu?

There is no doubt that community members are familiar with both the gustavus.edu and gac.edu domains.  The gac.edu is most commonly used on campus because it is shorter and was established first.  At the same time, Gustavus would like to be known as “Gustavus” and not “GAC” to the outside world, so both exist.  Appropriate […]

Training Schedule

In preparation for the upcoming school year, Media Services will be training returning student staff starting Wednesday (Aug. 27th) and ending Saturday. These training sessions will run the entire business day, and the staff will be unavailable during this time.  Please email needs to mediaservices@gustavus.edu and we will respond as soon as we can, but […]

Media Services VirtualOffice 6

With summer “break” ending in a month, Media Services is still hard at work on VirtualOffice 6, the successor to our current version.  After using version 5 for over a year and collecting some much-appreciated feedback from students, faculty, and staff on campus, we have learned a great deal about how VirtualOffice helps everyone using […]

Introducing: Shrink-Wraped Posters

In response to multiple requests for an inexpensive way to protect large format posters and banners, Media Services will be shrink wrapping all posters and banners printed as of July 2008.  Shrink wrap packaging will be used on all media except foam mounted posters. No changes to pricing have been made and is included in the original […]

Introducing: Epson Stylus Pro 11880

With the frequent failure of the six year old (that’s how long we had it after purchasing it used) Encad 750 large format printer, a new large format printer has been added to replace our oldest large format printer. The Encad 750 has been replaced with a Epson Stylus Pro 11880. This new 64″ large […]

Summer office hours

Media Services will have the following summer walk-in hours starting Monday, June 2: Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm, and 1pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed During these times, a student staff member will be available to assist with requests. We ask that you please plan ahead (yes we are around other times of the day, but these hours help […]

Walk-in availability changing

During the Academic Year the student staff at our office provide the means to keep the doors open during business hours for the walk in services we provide.  As we finish out the Spring Semester (today is the last day of classes) and finals, most of these individuals will be leaving for a much deserved […]

Office closed over break.

Just a quick reminder to all that the Media Services office will be closed for the duration of Spring Break. Those individuals that require access to equipment during this time should make sure that their reservation (and check out of the reserved equipment) is for Thursday March 20. Equipment checked out on Thursday will be […]

Event support request form added.

Tis the season (for events). Spring Semester is known (at least in our office) for a high volume of Department and Organization events ranging from guest lecture series, to conferences (Building Bridges, Mayday! etc). Most of these events will require assistance from Media Services in some form or another, so we are working on standardizing […]

Equipment Check in/out Times have changed. . .

In the past, equipment check in and out occurred at the same  time which had some advantages, but as we have seen an increase in use of this service the inherent disadvantages became apparent.  The biggest issue was that individuals that had an item reserved were coming in wanting the item right at the beginning […]