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University of Mississippi Libraries Studio One

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
54 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 23, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

University of Mississippi Libraries Studio One

Our Vision for Studio One

Conveniently located on the first floor of the J.D. Williams Library, Studio One combines a simplified video recording studio with a fully supported digital editing suite. Following the Penn State “One Button” studio model, the digital recording technology can be used without any prior video production experience. The studio is completely set up for you with lights, camera and recording software. All you need is a flash drive to store your project on. Just plug it in and push a single button to turn on the lights, camera and start recording!

drawing of the recording studio

When you are finished, remove your flash drive and everything will turn off. If you need to make some edits to your video, add a title or audio, the adjacent editing suite will provide you with the means to do that. The editing facility will contain at least one Mac with a quality headset and microphone. Editing computers will have basic and advanced editing software, as well as a tutorial website designed to help you get started with digital editing. Need more help? Just ask a librarian!

flash drives and a button

Ways to Use Studio One


  • Practice for a presentation 
  • Complete a multimodal assignment
  • Create an e-portfolio introduction
  • Video a group discussion
  • Record a demonstration


  • Create online course video content
  • Present a research paper 
  • Record a lecture
  • Prepare webinar content
  • Record counterpoint discussions

Help Us Make Our Vision a Reality

We are asking YOU to help us reach our goal of $20,000 to purchase the required technology for Studio One. The University and Library will cover all costs for facilities, electrical work and technology mounting for these two rooms.

Studio One was selected for this crowdfunding campaign based on student feedback. Students ask the Library for more technology than the Library can currently provide. Specifically, students routinely ask for video creation technology to support an increasing amount of course work that incorporates media and multimodal learning.

The Impact of Your Gift Will Be Doubled

Double Down - your donation will be matched by Ole Miss Athletics

In an incredible act of generosity, Ole Miss Athletics has committed to match every contribution we receive up to a total of $10,000. So your contribution will essentially be doubled! The matching gifts will be tallied daily and added into the total amount raised the following day. 


Select a donation perk listed in the right-hand column or choose your own donation amount. Whatever level you decide to contribute to Studio One will be doubled by Ole Miss Athletics. You will also receive all perks at levels lower than your donation level!

Please know that 100% of the funds you donate will go to support Studio One. Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will help us meet our goal to build Studio One by the fall semester of 2015.

Please Share Our Vision

A crucial part of a successful crowdfunding project is to reach out to a large number of people. Please help us spread the word by sharing our message with your family, friends and colleagues. Sample language is provided below:


Join me in supporting the University of Mississippi Libraries Studio One project. Donate: and Tweet #UMStudioOne

Email or Facebook:

Join me in supporting the University of Mississippi Libraries Studio One project and provide much needed video creation technology for the benefit of all Ole Miss students, faculty, and staff. Your donation impact will be doubled thanks to the generous offer of Ole Miss Athletics to match all gifts up to $10,000. Your charitable donation is tax deductible. Donate:  and Tweet #UMStudioOne.

Contact Us

Feel free to submit any questions you have to the project owners at:



Our way
of Thanking You


Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support! We will send you project updates by email.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2015


Personal Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support! You will receive a personal thank you from the project owners.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2015


Take a Tour!

When the Studio One is complete, you will be invited to take part in a tour of the facility.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2015


Shout Out!

Receive a "shout out thank you" on the Library website and twitter account.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2015


Event Invitation

You will receive a special invitation to the next "White Glove Tour" hosted by the Libraries' Department of Archives and Special Collections.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Coffee with the Dean

Come and speak with the Dean of Libraries in a relaxed environment over coffee.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2015


Studio Star!

We will hang a donor name star plaque, remembering your donation on the wall in the video studio.

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Estimated Delivery: September 2015
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