Memorial Library provides access to an excellent collection of resources in all formats and a well-qualified staff to serve the needs of graduate students. The library offers a full array of services to both on- and off-campus users.
Print and microform holdings total more than 900,000 volumes. The library subscribes to more than 2,000 journals. Additionally, the library provides on-campus and remote access to more than 125 discipline-based research databases including those in GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) as well as additional subscriptions to numerous other academic information resources. Selected databases include electronic full-text access to more than 21,000 journals and newspaper titles. Electronic-information resources for the campus are coordinated by the library; most of these resources are easily accessible from the library’s home page (www.berry.edu/library).
Memorial Library is a spacious, well-furnished facility centrally located on campus. A variety of services, including walk-in as well as online reference assistance, interlibrary loan and personalized instruction consultations upon request, are available to meet the research needs of graduate students.
Center for Instructional Technology
The Center for Instructional Technology, located on the second floor of Evans Hall, closely partners with faculty, multimedia services, computing and technology and the academic staff to support the use of instructional technologies and the effective integration of these technology resources into their teaching and research in the most effective manner. The Center for Instructional Technology provides consulting, training, design and support for faculty using technology in the classroom to enhance instruction and strengthen the curriculum.
Multimedia Services, located on the second floor of Evans Hall, was established to serve the campus community through planing and maintaining all multimedia classrooms and supporting other areas requiring multimedia equipment. The multimedia needs of the campus are addressed by its inventory of fixed and portable media units. The multimedia staff members oversee the operation of Berry’s two cable channels featuring Berry-produced video and a character-generated message service.
Traditional audiovisual and media services, such as laminating, video editing and duplication are provided.
college provides six general-access computer laboratories, allowing access to
both PC and Macintosh systems. These facilities are strategically located
around campus and are available 90 hours a week during academic sessions. They
are staffed by well-qualified student workers and supported by the Office for
Information Technology. A help desk is staffed 50 hours a week during academic
sessions to provide computer hardware and software support. An after-hours
service is available on a 24-hour basis daily for reporting major outages.
All major buildings are connected to a high-speed gigabit Ethernet backbone
network. Wireless connectivity is
available in all major classroom buildings, Memorial Library, the Cage Center,
Krannert Center and Herman Hall. The
college also provides access to the Internet with a 100Mbit/s connection. All faculty have access to instructional
software that allows the use of Web-based course materials and interactive
experiences for students.
VikingWeb and Berry student e-mail are used to facilitate
student and academic services. All students must obtain access to VikingWeb and
a Berry student e-mail address as many faculty and college offices require students
to use these services.