Engineering Library introduces One Button Studio in Hammond Building

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The newest One Button Studio, located in the Engineering Library on Penn State’s University Park campus, provides Penn State students, faculty and staff with an easy-to-use process for recording high-quality videos. The integrated digital system installed in 325 Hammond Building operates with the touch of a button, eliminating the need for video production experience.

The One Button Studio allows individuals to rehearse presentations and practice for job interviews, as well as record group projects and create videos for class assignments. Members of student organizations can use the One Button Studio to record videos or individuals can create personalized messages or other content for family and friends.

Lightning talks by Penn State Engineering Library Information Resources and Services Support Specialist Harlan Ritchey are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 15 and 16, in 325 Hammond Building. These short talks will introduce the One Button Studio and demonstrate how the equipment works. Attendees will receive a University Libraries USB drive, which can be used to save video files.

Developed at Penn State and shared with campuses across the United States, One Button Studio technology provided a blueprint for a dedicated microphone, camera, light kit, computer and other optional equipment. Users only need to insert a USB drive for saving their files in the studio’s port and push a single button to start and stop recording.

The One Button Studio in the Engineering Library is available six days a week, Sunday through Friday. On weekdays, the One Button Studio opens at 9 a.m. with sessions available until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 4 p.m. on Fridays. Sunday hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. only. Hours may vary during holidays, summer terms, or when classes are not in session.

Reservations for the One Button Studio may be made up to two weeks in advance by calling 814-865-3451 or visiting the service desk at the Engineering Library, 325 Hammond Building, during operating hours.

For more information on this service, or for questions about accommodations and the physical access provided, contact Linda Struble, information resources and services supervisor-manager, at 814-863-1886 or ul-engr@lists.psu.edu in advance of your session.

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Last Updated February 28, 2017