When One Digital Union Location Closes, Four More Open

This information was originally posted on the Digital Union blog.

The Office of Distance Education & eLearning will be closing the original Digital Union location in the Eighteenth Avenue Library on May 3rd, 2013. The ODEE, which is responsible for the design and oversight of labs and experimental classrooms across campus, will spend the summer completing new collaborative lab spaces slated to open this fall.

The Digital Union began its expansion in 2012 with a new 26-seat location in 171a Hagerty Hall. New media creation spaces around campus will continue to grow this fall with the opening of a second Digital Union in 145 Stillman Hall and a third location in Prior Hall, made possible through a partnership with the Health Sciences Library.

"The Digital Union is an important space at Ohio State for student collaboration, multimedia production, faculty consultation, and more. While we will miss our original location in the Eighteenth Avenue Library, we are excited to more than quadruple the available seats in our experimental labs this fall, adding more recording, production and learning spaces and more expert support for these services," said Associate Vice President for Distance Education and eLearning, Michael Hofherr.

The Digital Union's Whisper Room recording studio will be relocated from the Eighteenth Avenue Library to the new space in Prior Hall, and another video studio, audio booth, and video conferencing space is scheduled to open in Denney Hall this fall.

For more information, please contact Liv Gjestvang at gjestvang.1@osu.edu or (614) 247-6457.