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Digital Media Commons

Level 2, Snell Library

Tel: (617) 373-7087

Open 24/7                                    

DMC Studio Hours

3D Printing Studio Hours

The Digital Media Commons (DMC) is a dedicated media lab and digital creativity center space for students, faculty and staff. Managed by the Library and Information Technology Services (ITS), this collaborative learning facility offers flexible media-rich work areas, professional-grade creation technology, high-power computer workstations, printers, and scanners. Expert support is available at the DMC Help Desk.



Equipment and Software

The dual-screen Mac and Windows computers in this space support graphic design, animation, audio/visual editing, 3-D modeling and game design through a suite of software applications, and specific tools and equipment. These workstations offer a greater emphasis on media creation than in the InfoCommons, using advanced media applications such as ArcGIS, Maya, After Effects, and Avid. Students are strongly encouraged to reserve a DMC workstation using Northeastern University Space Scheduling Online (NUSSO), available through myNEU. Additional information can be found in the DMC section of the ITS-Managed Computer Labs page on the ITS website.

There are several black and while and color printers on the second floor that are part of the Northeastern Printing plan. Scanners are located by Circle 1 in the DMC.

Plotters- two production-quality HP T7200 plotters are located near the DMC in room 268 for NU faculty, staff and students. ITS Service Desk staff are able to assist with the printing process during defined hours of operation. Cost is determined by the size of the printout, and varies depending on overall dimensions, color and quality of the plot; costs will be directly deducted from your Husky Dollar balance. 




Group Study Rooms
Groups of up to six people can reserve one of the four private study rooms. These rooms are equipped with white boards and presentation technology.

This room facilitates the development of multi-component projects through the use of a curved, wide screen display that allows simultaneous viewing of four inputs through an easy-touch control system. A Blu-Ray player is available. Reservable via NUSSO.

Presentation Circles
Two presentation circles create semi-enclosed spaces that are perfect for small presentations or hosting small events. These are reservable by faculty or staff via NUSSO.

3D Printing Studio
The studio offers a full suite of 3D fabrication and modeling technologies. Stop by during walk-in hours, or look for monthly workshops on the three technology families: 3D printing, 3D scanning, and laser cutting.

Recording Studios
The Audio and Video studios provide state-of-the art audio and video recording, with a control room in the audio studio for recording, tracking and mixing. There are also two Media Creation Studios available for basic audio recording, podcasting, post-production, and learning object creation.

GIS and Data Visualization Services-Suite 243

Stop by this space to the right of the DMC entrance for advanced help with data analysis, data visualization, map creation and spatial analysis.


Design Showcase, American Libraries, September 2014

Northeastern's 3D printing lab...Boston Globe, June 10, 2013

A redesign for Snell Library's study space. Northeastern News, July 25, 2012