Northeastern University’s Snell Library is Expanding Digital Media Commons, Will Include 3-D Printing Facility and More
Building on the Digital Media Commons’ successful launch last year, Northeastern will expand the cutting-edge workspace to the first floor of Snell Library. The upgrades, which will be completed by the start of the fall semester, are part of a series of developments throughout the building. The space will include enhanced technology-focused space to support immersive learning and collaboration, including a 3-D printing facility, upgraded studios, and next-generation audio/visual infrastructure.
Construction is underway on the first floor, where new, modern study spaces will be integrated with a revamped InfoCommons computer lab that will offer more than 170 new workstations. The university will also add more than 20 new rooms designed for group study and collaboration, as well as more informal study spaces with a range of seating and desk options.
The Digital Media Commons, launched last fall on Snell Library’s second floor, features an innovative media lab and a digital creativity center where students and faculty can utilize a range of technologies, such as new animation, audio and video editing, 3-D modeling, and game-design software that allows students to create and present interactive media-rich content. The facility’s data-analysis capabilities and computer-aided design tools, fully supported by librarians and IS technical experts, provide users with the ability to work across disciplinary boundaries to explore innovative solutions to real-world problems.
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