Digital Literacy Initiative Pilot: MRC


Located in the heart of campus on the lower level of the Undergraduate Library, the MRC offers a research level media collection on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming online.

Center staff are available to provide instruction on visual literacy, media literacy and digital media production.

Staff also provide assignment support for a wide range of media projects including (but not limited to) - film pitch, video essay, short doc or film, PSA, campaign ad, mashup, pop-up video, vlog, podcast, field interview, remix, scene interpretation - adaptation or analysis, spoken word or song.  

Research consults and filmography sessions are available upon request.

Visit us online, call 919-962-2559 or email (

Software Available in MRC Lab

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection

Final Cut Studio 3

  • Cinema Tools
  • Color 1.5
  • Compressor 3
  • DVD Studio Pro 4
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Motion 4
  • Soundtrack Pro 3

iLife 2011

  • Garageband
  • iDVD
  • iMovie 
  • iPhoto 
  • iTunes
  • iWeb

Microsoft Office 

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word

Other utilities:

  • Fetch
  • Firefox
  • Handbrake
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Toast 11 Titanium
  • VLC

MRC-Specific Tutorials

Software Tutorials

Use UNC’s subscription to to find online tutorials for students to learn at their own pace (courses are divided into short video segments) and on their own time. Shorter (~30 minutes), moderate (~4 hours), and longer (6-12 hours) courses are available for Adobe software, general design principles, infographics, GIS, media production, and more -- you can search/browse thousands of tutorials--completely free for students, faculty, and staff.

Equipment Loans

The MRC has a variety of equipment available for checkout to UNC students, faculty, and staff. All equipment is available to checkout for 2 days (over 2 nights) to anyone with an active UNC One Card. You can schedule equipment checkout by calling the MRC at (919) 962-2559, coming by, or e-mailing the MRC at

Equipment available (full list here):

  • HD video cameras
  • Audio Equipment
  • Shooting accessories (light kit, greenscreen)
  • Digital cameras
  • Projectors

Be sure to also look at our equipment loan policies and equipment tutorials.

Media Librarian

Winifred Fordham Metz
Media Resources Center,
Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

Media Lab Manager

Greg Klaiber

Software Issues?

If you're having technical problems installing Adobe CC, please put in a Help ticket through ITS. If you are an instructor and have a question about licensing, contact Suzanne Cadwell, ITS Teaching & Learning.

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