Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

About the DMC

The Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center serves both the MSU community and the worldwide academic community.  Staff offer digital strategies and provide support and access to state-of-the-art collaborative technology labs, presentation space, while also maintaining media and gaming hardware and software. Staff, spaces, and collections—including the Vincent Voice Library—may be accessed from the DMC/VVL Service Desk located on 4 West of the Main Library.

 

About the Collections

We maintain and circulate a collection of over 10,000 multimedia titles. Formats include videocassette, DVD, Laser disc, computer software, audio CD, audio cassette, as well as Rovi PC and Console games. The DMC disseminates many born digital and digitized collections of books, journals, data, and images.

 

Contact

Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center
Main Library Building W426
Michigan State University
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-6470

 

Personnel

Michael Laney | Head of DMC and VVL | laneymic@msu.edu
Michael provides leadership for the day to day operations of the Kline DMC. He is responsible for audio/visual support of MSU Library special programs and serving as a recording engineer. He also works extensively with Vincent Voice Library new acquisitions, including digitizing vintage analog recordings and creating detailed metadata information for item level cataloging.

Jonah Magar | DMC Services & Gaming Collection Coordinator | magarjon@msu.edu
Jonah endeavors to keep the service desk staffed and running smoothly, while working between personnel and resources to ensure discovery, access and use of video game collections, technologies, and spaces.

Cecilia Malilwe | Copyright Permissions Coordinator | malilwe@msu.edu
Cecilia consults with MSU Libraries' staff concerning copyright permissions issues; searches for rights holders and brokers copyright permission agreements.

Shawn Nicholson | Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives | nicho147@msu.edu

Rick Peiffer | Unit Engineer | peiffer@msu.edu
Rick's duties include design and support of all DMC/VVL media systems and audio and video restoration and production.

James Voges | Digitization Specialist | vogesjam@msu.edu
James supervises students, oversees the digitization of at-risk audio artifacts, and provides audio-visual support for MSU Libraries special programs.