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The James and Anne Duderstadt Center

Duderstadt Checkout

Duderstadt Checkout is the media equipment checkout facility in the Duderstadt Center. Located at the circulation desk on the second floor of the Duderstadt Center, we offer video camera, still camera, audio recording kits, lights, and tripods to faculty and students looking to create media for instruction or assigned class projects. Duderstadt-Checkout is not an 'open' checkout facility. We are here to support faculty who wish to include media tools for projects within a for-credit class context. The equipment available at the circulation desk is not intended for departmental projects, or work that is not intended as a class project. As we have limited resources, the importance of planning ahead cannot be stressed enough.


These resources, combined with the consulting and support of the Digital Media Commons staff, are a terrific resource for learning, practicing and producing amazing content. Groundworks, located on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center, is a great place to start asking media related questions. Groundworks has staff available for consultation from 9-9, Monday-Thursday, 9-6 on Friday and from noon-9 on Sunday. Here, you can ask questions about the media tools available at the Duderstadt Center, and Groundworks has access to all the tools necessary to put your project together.


Getting your students access to the equipment:

Faculty members will be the person who adds names to the list. Please have the faculty member from the class you are participating in send a request email to, and request to be added to our checkout list. Once we add the faculty member, they will be able to log in and add individual students or an entire class roster to the checkout list. Instructions for adding users can be found here.


Duderstadt Checkout is located at the Circulation desk on the second floor of the Duderstadt Center. 


Video Camera Kit

  • Canon Vixia HF G40 camera
  • 3 batteries
  • Dual battery charger
  • 64GB flash memory card
  • A/C power
  • SD card reader
  • Canon Vixia HF G40 Manual

Still Camera Kit


Audio Recording Kit


  • Manfroto 7301YB with bag and mounting plateManfrotto Tripod











  • All Checkouts are for a 3 day period of time. After that a charge of $1 per item per hour late will be applied.

  • Equipment kits have specific gear associated with them. Each kit must be returned with all pieces present. The user will replace any piece not returned in the kit, or be charged the replacement cost of entire camera kit ($2000). We can help provide places to order replacement parts.

  • The User agrees to be responsible for the gear that is listed as included with the kit, whether it was there upon checkout or not. Make sure the equipment we think you are taking is there.

  • User access is reset at the beginning of each term, and faculty sponsorship is required each semester of use.

  • Users cannot use equipment checkout out from Duderstadt Checkout in a “for-profit” situation. You are not able to checkout the equipment for a project you are receiving any form of payment to produce.

  • Violation of any of these terms can result in permanent removal from checkout list

  • Any use of any of our resources is dependent on availability.

  • Individuals or University units with questions about access to these resources and facilities not specifically answered by these guidelines, or wishing to arrange such access, may contact the Duderstadt Center Circulation desk at 734-647-5747 or