The AV-LRC offers following services to the faculty, students & staff.
Learning Resource Centre
In 1995, the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) was added in the university considering the need of computer lab for students, faculty and staff. Presently, the LRC is comprised of over 80 workstations. Printing and scanning facility is also being provided at LRC. Users may use this facility for teaching, research and for other departmental activities. The LRC staff is always present to help the users. The Centre opens 14 hours a day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm five days a week.
All students have free internet access in LRC. AV-LRC also conducts computer courses and workshops for AKU faculty, students 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, a link to the catalogue is available on AKU intranet.
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 is feet are available using large format color plotter; this facility makes AV-LRC unique with other libraries. Lamination service of ID cards up to A3 size is also available.
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 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.
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
35 mm Slide Projectors
35 mm Slide Viewers
CD / DVD Players
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 are available for users upon request.