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Cezanne: Gustave Geffroy in his Study

PowerPoint Presentations

Media Technology Services maintains and supports the audiovisual equipment in Devlin first- and second-floor classrooms. Devlin 216, 218 and 227 are equipped with digital projectors; Macintosh computers with USB ports and PowerPoint software; network access; VCRs and DVD players; electrically controlled projection screens; and dual 35-millimeter slide projectors with wireless remotes. Other Devlin classrooms are similarly equipped, but lacking carousel slide projectors and computers. Please see MTS's Media Classroom Profiles for a list of the equipment available in each classroom, and links to operating instructions. You will find a copy of the operating instructions inside the rack door in each classroom as well. Contact Media Technology Services Classroom Support (552-4219) with any questions about the availability or operation of classroom audiovisual equipment. If you'll be using a room-supplied computer rather than your own laptop, please ask your instructor to obtain a key from me, as the computers are kept in a locked closet.

Students have access to several Boston College collections of digital art images (you'll need to have a VPN set up to download images from these resources if you're working from off-campus). You can also try these reliable web sources for digital images. The University Library's Art Bibliographer also maintains an excellent guide to finding and using images at BC.

Because of copyright restrictions, slides in the Visual Resource Collection's Slide Library are not available for scanning. If you wish to scan images from books, there is a flatbed scanner available for student use at Bapst Library. See Scanning Images for tips on preparing good-quality images for your presentation.

Slide Presentations

The Fine Arts Slide Library (Devlin 401C) is open, by appointment, to students in Fine Arts seminars whose instructors have made prior arrangements with Slide Library staff for student use of the collection.

Please call 552-8596 Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30, to schedule an appointment to use the Slide Library. It's best to call at least a day in advance of when you would like to come in. Please note that I do not make appointments via email.

The Slide Library is a departmental collection - not part of the University Library system - so be aware that our hours and policies differ significantly from those you may be used to at O'Neill or Bapst. For instance, though you may reserve the slides you intend to use for your presentation up to a week in advance of the presentation, you may borrow the slides (take them out of the slide library) only during the period of the class in which you will be giving your presentation.

Students generally use the Slide Library a minimum of three times to prepare a slide presentation. You should plan to come in soon after you've selected (or been assigned) a topic, to get a general sense of what relevant materials are available. In the week before your presentation, you will come in to select the slides you plan to use in your presentation, and put them on reserve. And on the day of your presentation, you will come in before class to put your slides in a carousel tray. You are not limited to three visits - you may use the slide library as many times as you'd like to prepare your presentation, but be sure always to call ahead to make an appointment.

Slide projectors are set up for use in Devlin 011, 216, 218 and 227, and available for use in the Devlin 4th-floor studios; please call Andrea at 617-552-8596 to arrange to use slide projectors in the 4th-floor studios, or for a key to the projector cabinets in the Devlin classrooms.

Please see the document How to use the Boston College Fine Arts Department Slide Library to prepare for your presentation in a Fine Arts seminar (pdf) for additional important information.

Image courtesy of Saskia, Ltd.
Paul Cézanne, "Portrait of Gustave Geffroy in his Study" (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)