Thorpe Tuesday!

Are you working on a multimedia project as part of your coursework? Are you filming and editing a video? Are you editing photographs for an excellent presentation? Ames has you covered!

The Thorpe Centerdigital_editing is a collaborative endeavor between Information Technology Services, the Mellon Center for Teaching & Learning, and The Ames Library that is located on the 3rd level of The Ames Library. The Thorpe Center welcomes faculty, staff, and students and provides support and technology in the following areas:

  • Opportunities to become acquainted with new technologies
  • Support for integrating standard & emerging technologies for use within & outside the classroom
  • Digital video editing for integrating audio and video into presentations and projects
  • Classroom and event support for technology & media

The Thorpe Center is also a sandbox for testing out new technologies and furniture. Please send any comments our suggestions that you may have for this space to our Suggestion Box.


▷ Import, edit and digitize video and audio

▷ Scan photographs or documents and integrate them into presentations

▷ Record a DVD-R of your video, audio, or an entire presentations

▷ Borrow a camcorder or digital camera from the Circulation Desk and shoot your video

Software Hardware
  • Adobe Design Standard CS5 – (Mac)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro – Create PDF’s (Windows & Mac)
  • iLife Series 11- iMovie, iPhoto,iTunes, iDVD (Mac)
  • Epson & HP Scan Pro – Scanning Software (Windows & Mac)
  • Adobe Premiere Elements – Video editing software (Windows)
  • 20″ iMacs and Lenovo Desktop Computers
  • Flatbed Image Scanners
  • Slide Film Scanners
  • Negative Film Scanners
  • Document Scanners
  • DVD Burners
  • USB/Firewire cables

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