UCB Libraries

WolfVision Visualizer VZ8

Document Cameras
(Libraries Staff Only)

The Libraries owns four document cameras which can be used to demonstrate techniques or to display three-dimensional objects or printed materials in a classroom environment.  Because they are designed to enhance interactivity in face-to-face presentations, a digital camera may be a better choice when the need is to create static images.

 

One has been assigned to Special Collections and another has been designated for use in the library instruction classrooms in Norlin.  The other two cameras are available for checkout from Michael Riberdy in Media Services (E-175, Norlin 1st floor).


Checkout:

 

  • Checkout is limited to faculty or staff of the University Libraries.
  • The cameras are very delicate and must be transported in protective cases.  Use extreme care when transporting the camera.  Do not transport via bumpy carts.   
  • Do NOT use the menu button on the Visualizer (camera) to adjust settings.  Use tabs in the software to adjust settings.
  • Cameras may not be taken off campus. 
  • Potential users must attend a training session and allow time for personal practice with the software before use.   Contact Michael Riberdy to schedule one-on-one or group training.
  • Camera checkout period is one week.   An optional 2 week checkout may be available upon request. 
  • Contact Michael Riberdy to arrange pickup and return times.  When Michael is unavailable, contact lib-help@colorado.edu to arrange pickup and return times.  The user will review the contents of the case with Media Services BEFORE and AFTER use to insure that nothing is lost.
  • Because LIT may need to install software and training is REQUIRED, 10 business-days notice is required BEFORE 1stcheckout.  Software may ONLY be installed on libraries-owned computers.
    If you have checked it out previously and already have the software installed and have training and practiced with the camera, 3 business-days notice is sufficient.

Use in library instruction classrooms:

 

  • Potential users must attend a training session and allow for personal practice with software before use.
  • Do NOT use the menu button on the Visualizer (camera) to adjust settings.  Use tabs in the software to adjust settings.
  • Because LIT may need to install software and training is REQUIRED, 10 business-days notice is required BEFORE 1st use.  If you have checked it out previously and already have the software installed and have training and practiced with the camera, 3 business-days notice is sufficient. Instructors should note that they plan to use the document camera when requesting scheduling of a classroom.  Reservation for the use of the document camera should be noted on the schedule. 
  • Because of the need for training, use of the document camera in libraries classrooms is limited to employees of University Libraries. 
  • The document camera setup should be stored in the E260 closet when not in use. 

Contact Info:
Michael Riberdy, michael.riberdy@colorado.edu, 303-492-2816
Library Help, lib-help@colorado.edu