Services

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Bookings 
Instructors may use our booking service to ensure that an item in our colletion is available for use on a specific date. A booked item may not be checked out or renewed by another patron if the circulation period would overlap with booking dates. However, a booking is not a recall. If you book an item at the last minute and that item is already checked out, we cannot guarantee our ability to honor your booking. Also, bookings are first-come, first-served. If another instructor has booked an item on the day you need it before you book it, we will not be able to honor your booking request. For the most reliable results, we suggest that you place booking requests at least one week in advance of need.

To book an item, please email us at mediares@ucsc.edu with the subject line "Media Booking" and provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact information (phone number, alternate email)
  3. Call number(s) and title(s) of item(s)
  4. Date you wish to book the item(s)

Please note that booked items have the same lending period as other items in our collection. Booked items that are on reserves for another class may only cirulate for one day.


Reserves
Media Center staff manage Reserves for items in the Media Center collection and for music scores in the McHenry Library stacks. To place an item on Reserves, you may use our Media Center Reserves Request Form or send an email to mediares@ucsc.edu with the subject line "Media Center Reserves Request" and provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact information (phone number, alternate email)
  3. Class name
  4. Class number
  5. Call number(s) and title(s) of item(s)

Reserves requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to two working days to process reserves requests. During the first two weeks of each quarter, please allow up to four working days to process reserves requests.
 


Personal Reserves
The Media Center will accept instrutors' personal items for reserves under the following conditions:

  • Items must be in a format that the Media Center supports: DVD (any region), DVD-R, VHS (NTSC, PAL), VCD, Laserdisc, CD, audiocassette, phonographic record, print.
  • Items must be legitimate copies: no off-the-air recordings, dubs, or 'ripped' content.
  • Items must be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) software.
  • The University Library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items placed on reserves.

If you wish to place a personal item on reserves, please contact the Media Center at mediares@ucsc.edu or call 459-4508.

Reserves requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Please allow up to two working days to process reserves requests. During the first two weeks of each quarter, please allow up to four working days to process reserves requests.
 


Electronic Music Reserves
The Media Center's Recording Technician manages electronic music reserves in a variety of ways:

  • By uploading instuctor playlists into an eCommons course.
  • By mounting instructor playlists into iTunes for student access in the Media Center
  • By creating custom compilation CDs for instructors and placing them on reserves

Please contact the Media Center's Recording Technician at smakson@ucsc.edu or call 459.3398 for more information about our electronic music reserves programs.

Requests for electronic music reserves are processed in the order in which they are received. Turn-around time depends on the size and complexity of the project.


CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Installation
The Media Center maintains computer applications and datasets on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM. Very few of these resources are pre-loaded onto our Media Center computers. Media Center staff will install CD-ROM/DVD-ROM resources as requested. Some resources may take up to one full working day to install.