Using the Studio during COVID-19
The Studio will be open during Wilson Library open hours. Users must wear a mask per University policy, stay at least six feet away from others, and wash hands frequently. There will be no events, meetings, or Visualization Wall reservations scheduled until further notice. Questions about the Studio can be directed to Lacie McMillin (email@example.com).
Available technology to assist your collaborative work
In addition to customizable and reservable spaces Wilson Studio offers access to a range of technology to meet the needs of your collaborative work.
Visualization walls (unavailable until further notice)
Visualization walls can be used for:
- Study group and class session meeting space for faculty and students working with high-resolution material (e.g., GIS maps, art and artifacts, 3D models, virtual reality) or computationally intensive projects (e.g., data modeling, processing, photogrammetry)
- Digital exhibits or research showcases
- Workshops on data visualization, multidimensional simulations, other digital technologies; pop-up events for students groups; hackathons and competitive gaming
- Visiting speaker presentations, panels, and other events
Make a reservation to use the walls. Each visualization wall reservation includes a table that seats up to four people.
Visualization wall specifications
The Wilson Studio visualization walls are composed of four, 65-inch, 4K, digital signage monitors with each unit displaying ¼ of the overall image. By combining the visual resolution of all four monitors, the system is capable of 7680x4320 pixels or 8K UHD. Each wall has its own, dedicated, server-class computer utilizing a high-performance video card that drives the four monitors as one large display. Users can also connect their own device via HDMI.
Please note that the edges of the four screens divide the image into quadrants. Tips for PowerPoint and Google Slides on visualization walls.
Have a question about available specialized software needed for your project? Fill out this form. We will do our best to accommodate requests within two weeks of receiving the form submission.
Wilson Studio contains two 55-inch monitors on mobile carts. Use of the mobile monitors is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use is prioritized for collaborative work. Library users may connect their devices to the monitors with through HDMI, DP, DVI-D, USB 3.0, and SD Card inputs. Dongles are available for check-out at the first floor service desk.
Standing tables with monitors
Three standing table spaces include a 55-inch, 4K monitor to which users can connect their own devices for display. Library users may connect their devices to the monitors with through HDMI, DP, DVI-D, Audio, USB 3.0, and SD Card inputs. Dongles are available for check-out at the first floor service desk.
Business Research & Data Lab
The Business Reserach & Data Lab (180D) offers access to the Bloomberg Professional Terminal. Bloomberg Professional is a real-time financial services industry data integrator providing news and analytics for over 129 countries and 250 exchanges. Offerings include 24-hour historical and 15-minute delayed securities pricing, news, data, and analysis on companies, markets and economies.
**Remote access to Bloomberg Professional is available for UMN students, faculty, and staff and must be scheduled in advance. To create an individual Bloomberg account for access, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org**
The Business Research & Data Lab is a reservable space and includes 55-inch, 4K dual monitors to facilitate use of the Bloomberg Professional Terminal and other data analysis and review. The space also provides a moveable whiteboard and video conferencing equipment: Logitech GROUP HD Video Conferencing System Bundle; Soundbar (mounted to monitor)
For more information on reserving the Business Research & Data Lab visit Reserving Wilson Studio Spaces for Small Groups.
Team Meeting Room (180C)
The Team Meeting Room (180C) provides a 75-inch, 4K monitor; connected to PC, wireless keyboard, and mouse; video conferencing equipment: Logitech GROUP HD Video Conferencing System Bundle; Soundbar (mounted to monitor)
For more information on reserving the the Team Meeting Room visit Reserving Wilson Studio Spaces for Small Groups.