Our Technology-Enabled Spaces provide the tools you need to support your research and practice. Visit our 1:Button Studio to make video recordings at the push of a button and explore our Makerspace, Virtual Reality Studio, and Data Visualization Center. Use our Productivity Workstations for graphic design, data visualization, statistical analysis, and more!
The Bio-Medical Library's 1:Button Studio is a fully automated HD video recording space with professional studio lighting and sound equipment. It is set up to record high-quality video projects without any knowledge of lights and cameras.
Data Visualization Center
The Data Visualization Center features a high-performance computer with specialized data visuzlization software (NVIVO, Tableau) as well as a 75 inch monitor and group seating area for presenting and sharing data on a larger scale.
Learn, make, and innovate in our Makerspace located in 314 Diehl Hall. Find the tools you need to support design development, rapid prototyping, and exposure to emerging technologies in healthcare. Available equipment includes 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, a sewing machine, a soldering iron, a hot glue gun, electronics and programming tools, and more. Current hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tech Lab / Virtual Reality Studio
The Tech Lab / Virtual Reality Studio is located on the library's 2nd floor. The Tech Lab provides an HTC Vive headset which allows individuals to match movement in the physical space to virtual space and interact with virtual objects with the use of controllers.
Productivity Computer Workstations
Seven specialized computer workstations featuring extra large monitors and a suite of productivity software are available for use on the Library's 2nd floor.
Available software includes: ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, iMovie, JMPPro, NVIVO, Open Refine, R, SPSS, SAS, and Tableau Public.
External hard drives are availble for checkout at the 2nd floor service desk for projects that have large storge requirements.
Priority use is given for use of multimedia, statistics, GIS or data visualization tools. Non-priority users may be asked to relocate to another station.
Computer labs on the 2nd floor are for general study and are available on an first-come, first-served basis. Visitor access is granted at the 2nd floor service desk (valid government issued ID required). Additional computer workstations can be found on the 3rd floor.
Our Collaboration Hub - just inside the library at our 2nd floor entrance - provides tables and computers for collaborative work. The space is available to UMN faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-served basis, when not in use for library consultations.
Media Display Collaboration Table
Try our new Media Display Collaboration Table technology on our 2nd floor - which allows you to plug in your computing device to share and collaborate instantly. The Media Display Collaboration Table provides an area for group work and a 42 inch monitor to share content for collaborative work. The space is available to UMN faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-served basis.