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Inspiration Lab - Skype and Webcams   Tags: inspiration_lab, skype, webcams  

This guide will introduce users of the Inspiration Lab to webcams, creating a Skype account, and making calls using Skype.
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Wiping your Data When Done

Allow time before the end of your booking for large file transfers. This may take 30 (or more) minutes.

After saving your files on your USB (recommended), external hard drive, or cloud storage, and you are sure you have saved your work, use the “Delete All Work Files” icon on the desktop to ensure that your files and personal information are erased before the next person uses the computer.

To clear your infromation, double click the icon, then confirm by clicking "yes".



The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, sound studios, video editing and self-publishing software. 

Users of the Inspiration Lab will have access to computers that are equipped with webcams. These cameras will allow people to:

  • Make video and audio calls using Skype
  • Record and edit videos using a webcam

This guide contains some basic instruction around webcams and Skype.



Booking Inspiration Lab Equipment

The Inspiration Lab has specialised software, studio space, and equipment to help you create and experiment with traditional and digital media. Studios, equipment, and computers within the Inspiration Lab are available for booking if you have a library card with the Vancouver Public Library.

The Inspiration Lab is open during regular Central library hours (although the recording studios close half an hour before the rest of the library).

Recording studios, Digitization Stations, and Creation Stations can be booked for maximum of 3 hours per day. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. For more information on booking, please see the full booking instructions.

We recommend you begin saving your project or work at least 30 minutes before the end of your session. This is in case you have large files to transfer or you want to burn your work to a disc.



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