Arts Media Center
Purpose of Collections
The Arts Media Center collections (sound recordings and 35mm art slides) serve primarily to support teaching within the Departments of Music and Art and Design in the College of Arts and Communication. The sound recordings collections also serve as a campus music resource and are available for use in the Arts Media Center by all faculty/staff/students as well as members of the local community.
The Arts Media Center is located in room 16 in the lower level of Greenhill Center of the Arts on the southwest corner of the UW-Whitewater campus (at the intersection of Main and Prince Streets). The facility features:
- An Art Slide Library of approximately 90,000 35mm slides (mounted transparencies). The collection is developed both through in-house production and acquisition.
- A music listening/study area with 14 listening stations for CDs (8), LPs (2) and audiocassette tapes (4); 1 viewing station for playback of videocassettes, DVDs and laserdiscs. This area also houses a shelved collection of approximately 9500 LPs and open reserve shelves.
- Four networked PC workstations, each with software common to all campus computing labs. The computers also may be used for CD/DVD playback.
- A closed reserve area with shelf space for reserve listening/reading/viewing assignments, mainly for music students. This area also serves as a secure storage area for the CD collection (approximately 3500 items), recital performance archives on CD, and a networked large format (to 11x17”) laser printer. The information/help desk, staffed by part-time work-study students, separates this space from the listening/study area.
- A score library housing scores/parts for Music department performing groups.
The AMC is presently open:
|Sunday||4:00pm – 10:00pm|
|Monday||8:15am – 10:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:15am – 10:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:15am – 10:00pm|
|Thursday||8:15am – 10:00pm|
|Friday||8:15am – 5:00pm|
Because evening hours are subject to change on short notice, users are encouraged to call and confirm hours before traveling substantial distances to the AMC (262-472-1756).
Only the collections of CDs and purchased (as opposed to donated) LPs are searchable via the online Andersen Library Catalog. Cataloging of new CD acquisitions is provided by Andersen Library Technical Processing staff. Because our checkout system is not linked to the library database the item Status will always display “Not Checked Out,” which may or may not be the case. It is suggested that users phone the AMC to check true status.
The music listening/study area is open to all. There are no restrictions for on-site use of sound recordings.
The computer lab is also open to all.
The slide library is open only to Department of Art and Design faculty/staff, except by prior arrangement with the librarian.
Music media circulates on a very limited basis, primarily to faculty/staff within the Music Department. Material circulates for a loan period of 7 days and may be renewed indefinitely for additional 7-day periods, provided no other user has requested it. Generally speaking, all other use of these materials must be on-site. Exceptions to this policy are made, at the discretion of the librarian, for students within the department and faculty/staff outside the College to allow off-site use for brief periods of time for specific classroom presentations. Restricted circulation means that most often most recordings are readily available for use in the Arts Media Center. The score library does not circulate.
Slides, with few exceptions, circulate only to Department of Art and Design faculty/staff. Exceptions (there will be very few) must be approved by the librarian.
Phone number: (262) 472-1756
Professional Staff: Eric Sheffield, Director