EMS Library to host Halloween-themed One Button Studio open house on Oct. 31

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library (EMSL) will open a new One Button Studio (OBS) on Nov. 1. To celebrate the opening, the EMSL will host a Halloween-themed open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in 105 Deike Building.

The open house will include demonstrations of the OBS functions, examples of recordings, and giveaways of flash drives (limited supply) and candy. All faculty, staff and students are invited to the open house — dress up if you wish — to learn how to use this resource.

Lights, camera, action!

OBS is a video-recording booth created with the goal of recording videos with minimal technical knowledge. With the push of a button, you can create high-quality videos. The rooms are automated so that when a USB flash drive is inserted, it's lights, camera, action! Lights turn on, a camera preview appears, and when ready, a push of a button counts down and records video assignments, group presentations, practices for job interviews, lectures and more. The EMSL OBS also features a green screen/chroma key system to allow for adding backgrounds to recorded videos post-processing and the ability to project PowerPoint presentations or the internet while recording.

The EMSL OBS is the newest addition to the growing number of OBS rooms available across all Penn State campuses.

The EMSL OBS will be available Sundays through Fridays by appointment. Hours may vary around holidays, summer terms or when classes are not in session. Reservations can be requested online up to two weeks in advance by completing the online form, and staff will be in contact within 24 to 48 hours.

For more information about this service or for questions about accommodations and the physical access provided, contact Elizabeth Long, information resources and services supervisor-manager, at 814-865-3720 or ul-ems@lists.psu.edu in advance of your session.

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Last Updated October 25, 2017