Electronic Information Center
The Electronic Information Center (EIC) on the ground floor of the Walsh Library features a wide assortment of computer and media resources. Inside the EIC you will find computer labs; viewing rooms; video and audio playback equipment; multimedia and photographic equipment and a video production studio. The Walsh Library's audiovisual collections are located behind the service desk in the EIC. These collections contain thousands of audio and video recordings, CD-ROMs, 35mm slides, and books which contain an accompanying CD-ROM.
University Library Lab Facilities
The Walsh Library has four computer lab areas, which all together contain more than 100 microcomputers. Rooms 044 and 047 can be reserved for presentations, training and teaching. Please refer to 25Live for all reservations. Reservations for individual class teaching are restricted to five reservations per class per term. In addition, no reservations are taken during the last three weeks of the semester. The Quinn Library is on the first floor of the Lowenstein building at Lincoln Center has a small mixed use lab. The Westchester Library is on the ground floor of the Harrison Campus and has a small mixed use lab.
Room 108B on the 1st floor. This room contains: 10 Apple I-Macs and 20 Windows computers all with Microsoft Office Professional, various web browsers, and other productivity software. Vended printing, including double-sided printing is available in this lab. This lab is part of the Library's extended hours area and will be open later than the other labs in the library.
Room 044 in the EIC. This Windows based computer smart classroom contains: 1 presenter computer and 22 student computers with headphones, overhead projection and sound system, two vended network laser printers, Microsoft Office Professional, various web browsers, and other productivity software.
Room 047 in the EIC. This Windows based computer lab contains: 1 presenter computer and 22 student computers with headphones, overhead projection and sound system, one vended network laser printer, Microsoft Office Professional, various web browsers, and other productivity software.
Room 040 in the EIC. This open lab space features 35 Apple iMac computers and 14 Windows computers all with headphones, Microsoft Office, various web browsers and productivity software. Three I-Macs have Final Cut Pro video editing software. Vended printing is available in both sections of room 040. In addition color laser vended printing is also available. This area cannot be reserved.
Lab A features 10 Apple iMacs and 18 Windows computers all with Microsoft Office, various web browsers and productivity software. Vended printing is available.
Lab B features 22 Windows computers, all with Microsoft Office, various web browsers and productivity software. Vended printing is available.
Room G26 in Westchester Library. This smart class room has 21 Windows computers, all with Microsoft Office, various web browsers, and productivity software. Vended printing is available.
Audiovisual Viewing Rooms
The EIC on the ground floor of Walsh Library has 2 viewing rooms (rooms 041 and 050) which may be reserved for screenings and presentations. The rooms contain a ceiling mounted projector with stereo sound system and dimmable lighting. These rooms are equipped with a computer, a laptop connection, VHS, CD audio players, DVD, and cable television connection.
Walsh Library: Room 040 in the EIC has 3 individual stations for playback of VHS videotapes. DVDs and compact discs can be played on all computers in the EIC. All computers in the EIC are equipped with headphones.
Quinn Library: The A/V room contains 2 stations for individual playback of VHS.videotapes. DVD and compact discs can be played on all computers in the A/V room.
EIC-TV Television Studios
In keeping with the Library's mission of collecting and preserving records of human knowledge and creativity the video and television production facilities in the Walsh Library provide support services for collaborative work with faculty and the university administration. In addition the EIC-TV staff capture, catalog and preserve important lectures, conferences, dramatic performances, and other events taking place within the University and the surrounding New York City community. Originally produced video resources are accessible online via the Library website and through physical media at the Electronic Information Center.
In addition to this central mission of the studios, a cable television channel and subsequent live web streaming site were developed by the library to facilitate live and prerecorded television programming which includes broadcasting of lectures, conferences, special events, workshops and originally produced television programs including, Fordham Nightly News (FNN), Fordham Mornings Live, Overtime, and Strategy Room. These programs were developed to provide the University community with a view of Fordham activities and to offer students an engaged informal education experience in television broadcasting. Creating television programming allows students to work in the environment of a professional television studio wherein students can experience hands-on education through the vehicle of a quasi-professional job.
The Flom Auditorium can be reserved for a wide variety of instructional applications including computer and video presentations and lectures. The room seats 111 people and is equipped with a variety of technology including:
- 6 speaker JBL surround sound
- High resolution data/video projector
- Built-in desktop computer
- Laptop computer connection
- VHS and DVD players
- Audio cassette and compact disk playback
- 24 microphone lines - audio sound reinforcement and recording
- Document camera
- 6 panel sliding white board
- Podium based touch pad control of all devices