The Collat Media Lab is located on the second floor of Caroline Richardson Hall on the Newcomb College Campus of Tulane University.
Weekly Hours (Fall 2015)*
If you would like to schedule another time to use the lab or check out equipment, please contact:
The Collat Media Lab is a Mac-oriented digital media lab with software and resources for projects incorporating video and audio production, web design, and graphic design elements. Recording devices may be checked-out by anyone in the Tulane community. Preference will be given to those working directly with the Newcomb Institute and the Collat Media Lab.
Computers and equipment are available for checkout and you can reserve these in advance online.
If you do not reserve ahead of time, the equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. The equipment is available to all members of the Tulane community, including faculty, staff, students, alums and community partners affiliated with the Newcomb College Institute. Others may be approved to use the equipment on a case by case basis.
Production lab rules
No software piracy or illegal filesharing. Tidy up your desktop and work area when you leave, and secure all personal files. Abandoned materials (including files) may be discarded at any time. Collat Media Lab is not responsible for your personal files. The Collat Media Lab facilitator reserves the right to institute and enforce additional guidelines should they become necessary.
Equipment rules and check-out rules
In order to work successfully as part of the Collat Media Lab community, you must be respectful of the fact that many people share use of our computers, recording devices, software, and many accessories.
DO NOT REMOVE (OR RETURN) MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FROM THE LAB WITHOUT GOING THROUGH PROPER CHECKOUT (OR CHECK-IN) PROCEDURES.
Return equipment on time. You are expected to act responsibly when using Collat Media Lab equipment. Take care not to expose recording equipment to climate extremes, including leaving it in a hot car trunk.
Should a piece of equipment break or malfunction, it is likely from typical wear-and-tear. Please inform a Sophielab staff member immediately or upon check-in of equipment if you know or suspect that it may need to be repaired or replaced. Typical wear and tear with occasional accidental damage is to be expected, and is part of our planning. Sophielab will assess damage to equipment resulting from obvious negligence and bill the responsible party accordingly.
Food and drink
Collat Media Lab prohibits open containers at workstations (closed-top beverage containers of the types acceptable at Howard-Tilton Library are fine). Dry snacks are fine within reason, but please do not eat sloppy meals at workstations or leave fingerprints on the keyboards. Offenders will be required to clean up their messes, and risk losing production lab access.