New Digital Commons opens in Pattee Library

March 16, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- On March 16, Digital Commons Pattee will open for student use, joining a similar facility in the Pollock Building to offer the latest equipment and technology service for creating a wide-array of multimedia projects. The new facility is located in 213 Pattee Library, west, (next to the Music and Media Center). Students may enter through Pattee Library, west, proceed on ground level down the corridor to the opposite side of the building and take the elevator to the second floor.

Digital Commons is an ITS (Information Technology Services) initiative to provide support for digital media production for teaching and learning at University Park and Penn State campus across the Commonwealth. Digital Commons currently offers 20 facilities designed to support media production and open to all faculty and students.

Digital Commons Pattee, a joint venture between the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS), helps students and faculty learn to use popular multimedia software and studio equipment, capture and edit video and audio, publish media projects online, and effectively integrate multimedia into their coursework. As part of the partnership, Libraries faculty and the Digital Commons staff will collaborate on information literacy research and offer related workshops. Staff will be available for one-on-one consultations and group workshops.

For hours and days of service and more information, visit: or call (814) 574-9721.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009