The Digital Studio has moved! Our office is now located in the new Kindsch Hall of Science, but we're still under construction and the office is not yet open. However, we are accepting new projects.

Please drop-off your media at the Help Desk, 010 Mary Idema Pew Library and we'll do the rest. For more information call us at 616-331-8527 or email:

Stay tuned for our Grand Re-Opening!

Summer 2015 Semester Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm


The Digital Studio (DS) seeks to promote the creation of virtual learning experiences by providing consulting services, project development, and technology exploration for GVSU faculty and staff.





Content Creation

The Digital Studio has the ability to digitize analog media such as VHS tapes, cassettes, and film.


In the Digital Studio faculty, staff and students can work with IT staff to create digital media to enhance teaching and learning.

Facilities include:
  • Audio & Video Recorders/Duplicators
  • CD/DVD Burner
  • Digital Document Camera
  • Flat Bed Scanner (documents 12.2" x 17.2" or smaller)
  • 35mm Slide Scanner
  • Screen Recording Software

Output for Audio and Video:

  • Audio CD 
  • Data CD 
  • Video DVD 
  • Data DVD
  • Streaming audio/video 

Output for Documents and Imaging:

  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation quality images
  • Publication quality images
  • Adobe PDF
Content Examples:
  • Video to enhance instruction 
  • Custom Learning Objects
  • Screencasting
  • Green Screen Technology (coming soon!)
  • Voice-overs

Individual Trainings on:

Camtasia Studio

Video Creation

Audio Recording

Ensemble Video

Examples of Content:

Green Screen Videos


Custom Tutorials

Learning Objects


Services are not limited to the above combinations, custom services are also available upon request. Please contact the Digital Studio,, for more information.

Faculty Testimonials

"The crew at the Digital Studio have completed a number of exceptionally large and complex digital projects for the University Libraries. This digitization work will help us to provide long-term preservation of and access to valuable resources. Their technical knowledge of digital file formats and their specifications, and their ability to troubleshoot issues with the capture of analog media assure us that they will take good care of our media. We highly recommend the Digital Studio to anyone on campus looking for a digitization service, or to anyone just looking to learn the ins and outs of digital files." - Max Eckard, Mary Idema Pew Library

"This semester I had the pleasure of working with Justin Melick on a read-aloud video for the Economics portion of my SST309 (Social Studies Methods) course.  It turned out very well and the students who viewed it enjoyed this media alternative to using the document camera at the teacher’s station.  The visual quality of a video is superior to the doc cam format of reading aloud to the class.  I intend to use the video each semester from now on.  I have more ideas for continuing this work with other picture books." -  Susan Laninga, History

Need to Submit material for digitizing?

  • Print the Digital Studio Media Submission Form
  • The submission form, original material to be converted and blank media to record digitized material should be submitted to the Digital Studio, D-2-329 Mackinac Hall, Allendale either in person or via inter-campus mail

*The Digital Studio can not duplicate copy righted material in its entirety without expressed permission from the publisher.

*However, as of 26 July, 2010, portions of media may be duplicated in accordance with the guidelines expressed here. Any media that will be distributed to students via the Internet must be over a secure, authenticated connection and approved by the University Libraries Course Reserve staff at prior to processing by the Digital Studio


Page last modified July 6, 2015