Services
 


Services​

The AV-LRC offers following services to the faculty, students & staff.​

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) was added in the university in 1995 considering the need of computer lab for student, faculty and staff. Currently the LRC comprises of 81 computers. Users may use this facility for teaching, research and for other departmental activities. Qualified staff is always present to help the users. Printing and scanning facility is available on minimal rates. All computers are capable to run multimedia CDs & DVDs available in the AV library. The Centre opens 14 and half hours a day from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm six days a week.

All students have free internet access in LRC. AV-LRC also conducts computer courses and workshops for AKU faculty, student and staff.

Audio Visual Library

Audiovisual library section has a collection of over 1500 videos, CDs, slide atlases, sound slide programmes. TV and VCR\DVD sets and slide viewers are placed in LRC to view this collection. The collection is comprised of local and imported material.

For easy and fast access to the collection links to the catalogue is available on AKU intranet.

Digital Designing

The creative team of this section provides total designing & multimedia production solutions, using computer applications such as Adobe Suite, Sony software collection etc., produces high quality posters, banners, brochures, flyers, illustrations, graphs, 2D/3D animations, multimedia presentations and CD/DVD authoring.

This section also has a variety of scanners such as flatbed scanner, 35mm slide scanner and an X-ray scanner to digitise the material. A wide range of colour printing from A0-A8, B0-B10 sizes and large size banners from 3 feet to 100 feet available using large format color plotter; this facility makes AV-LRC unique with other libraries. Lamination service of ID cards up to A4 size is also available.

Photography

An experienced team of photographers has been contributing in many areas such as photography of teaching, research and social events, this includes workshops, seminars and conferences, operating room procedures, clinical activities, marketing campaigns, construction activities, musical and social evenings.

A special service of this section is Fluorescent Angiography which is only one of its kinds in Karachi. Recently, a proper studio for digital photography has been setup. Additionally, this section is growing by acquiring photo quality color printers for in house photo printing. Prior booking is required to use this facility.

Video Production

Video section produces documentaries, teaching/training, orientation & promotional films using high definition cameras and latest editing suite. This section also covers workshops, seminars, conferences, operating room procedures, clinical activities, marketing campaigns, construction activities, and musical and social evenings. The facility of digital sound recording and editing, digitization of video tape films is also available. Prior booking is required to use this facility.

Equipment Borrowing

Audio Visual library provides the facility to borrow equipment such as multimedia projectors, laptop computers, slide projectors, overhead projectors, slide viewers, TV & DVD players, projection screens, digital voice recorders, slide changers etc. to be used for teaching and learning purposes.

Users are expected to confirm the availability of the required equipment and make an advance booking.


  • Equipment available for Loan
  • Multimedia Projectors
  • Laptops
  • Overhead Projectors
  • 35 mm Slide Projectors
  • 35 mm Slide Viewers
  • Projection Screens
  • Laser pointers
  • Slide Changers
  • Televisions
  • CD / DVD Players
  • Microphones
  • Small Speakers
  • Digital sound recorders

Audio Visual - IED section

The Audio Visual section at the Institute for Educational Development offers following services to Faculty, Students & Staff.

  • Digital photography of conferences, seminars, workshops, social & cultural events
  • Digital video production of conferences, seminars, workshops, social & cultural events, video editing, DVD duplication, Data DVD burning.
  • Designing & printing of teaching & learning, research, marketing & other display/publication material.
  • Equipment borrowing facility provides Multimedia Projectors, Laptop computers, Overhead Projectors, Sound System with Microphones, TV-VCRs, DVD Players, Voice Recorders, Tape Recorders, Headphones, Flash Drives, Web Cams, Speakers & Quattro available for user upon request.​