The Mississippi State University Libraries' Instructional Media Center got "Mac-ed" out this spring with the addition of four new Mac computers. These computers replace four older-model Macintoshes.
According to Paul Huddleston, Network and Systems Manager, the two new Mac Mini computers and two new iMac 21.5 inch computers are loaded with Office 2011 and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, among other popular software.
IMC Coordinator Pattye Archer said the new Macs are already extremely popular. "We have a large number of students who prefer to work on a Mac, especially - but not limited to - art and communication students," she said. "We have always tried to provide Macs for these students, but this upgrade was very much needed, and the feedback we are getting from our patrons is very positive."
In addition to the four new Macs, the IMC added five new HP PC computers. Archer said that these five computers replaced some of the older machines in the computer lab. The PCs are equipped with a 4GB RAM and AMD processors. They also have Office 2011 and the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5.
The IMC lab now has over 30 computers, including video and audio capture machines and music stations. In addition to Office 2011 and Adobe 5.5, the lab offers such programs as AutoCad, Pinacle, Finale, 15 scanners and more.
For more information on the IMC, please stop by the lab, located on the second floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, or visit our website at http://library.msstate.edu/imc/index.asp.
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