Technology – OHIO University Libraries
  • How do I create a Voice Over (Audio file) for my project?
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    There are numerous software programs to create a voice recording.  Audacity or Garageband are great programs to create voice overs for your project.  Please see our helpful quick start guides to Audacity or Garageband to teach you the basics.  We also have a Voice Over Tips guide. Audacity and Garageband programs can be found on … Continued

  • How do I make a digital version of my VHS tape?
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    VHS/DVD digital conversion process is somewhat lengthy process.  The conversion rate is a 1:1 ratio (i.e. 1 hr tape will need approx. 1 hr to convert) We recommend using iMovie to complete this task. ***Please be aware of copyright laws related to the video you will be using.  U.S. Copyright law governs the use of … Continued

  • Can I scan 35mm slides or film in the library?
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    Absolutely!  Our Epson scanners here in the library can scan 35mm slides or film. Scanners are located on the Macs in the Multimedia Center on the 2nd floor of Alden Library.  You will also need to check-out a slide holder from the 2nd floor service desk. To get started using the Epson scanners, take a … Continued

  • What is Windows Movie Maker and how do I use it?
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    Windows Movie Maker is a video editing program that can help you create and edit video clips using a Windows PC. ***Please be aware of copyright laws related to the video you will be using.  U.S. Copyright law governs the use of copyrighted materials.  Those using copyrighted materials are liable for any infringement.***   Windows … Continued

  • What is iMovie and how do I use it?
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      iMovie is a video editing software application for Mac and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPad and iPod Touch) devices. You can create videos or movie trailers by importing existing videos, photo files and audio from external sources. Create your own videos too from your camera or video capture device! iMovie can be found on the Apple … Continued

  • What is Microsoft Powerpoint and how do I use it?
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      Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation software. The program uses slides to convey information rich in multimedia. Microsoft PowerPoint can be found on all Mac and PC computers in Alden Library.  Microsoft PowerPoint was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices.       To get started using Microsoft PowerPoint, … Continued

  • What is Microsoft Word and how do I use it?
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        Microsoft Word is a graphical word processing program that users can type with. It’s purpose is to allow users to type and save documents. Similar to other word processors, it has helpful tools to make documents.  Microsoft Word was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. Microsoft Word … Continued

  • What is Adobe InDesign and how do I use it?
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    InDesign is used for print and layout design. It is one of the best programs to work with text and make publications, fliers, and printed designs.  InDesign can be found on all of the computers in the Multimedia Center on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor of Alden Library. To get started using InDesign, take … Continued

  • What is Adobe Illustrator and how do I use it?
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    Illustrator is used to create vector forms, these forms can make digital illustrations, graphics, logos, and more Illustrator can be found on all of the computers in the Multimedia Center on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor of Alden Library. To get started using Illustrator, take a look at our helpful quick start guide that … Continued

  • What is Adobe Photoshop and how do I use it?
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    Photoshop is used to alter, retouch, and edit images. It can also be used for drawing, web & print design, and video. Photoshop can be found on all of the computers in the Multimedia Center on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor of Alden Library. To get started using Photoshop, take a look at our … Continued

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