SP@RC - Scholarly Productions at the Research Commons

SP@RC - 2100 Feniwck Library

*NOTE: SP@RC will be closed to the public for the summer starting Friday, May 10, 2024. Poster pick-ups will be by appointment only for this period. Please email sparc@gmu.edu if you have any questions.*

What Do We Do?

Scholarly Productions at the Research Commons (SP@RC) assists scholars and artists in the production of research and creative activities. We offer poster printing, hands-on Risograph printing, and simplified video production at the One Button Studio. The space also has four Mac workstations equipped with various multimedia software. These services and resources can be utilized by any Mason student, staff, or faculty. No appointment is needed to pick up your poster or to visit us at 2100 Fenwick Library during open hours.

Poster Printing

Mason affiliates can print posters related to research or creative work at no cost through a partnership with the Office of Student Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR). Posters are printed on heavyweight coated paper by our HP DesignJet T730.

Submit your poster via this form.

Please submit your poster at least 24 hours in advance of your desired pick-up date. 

A Mason email is required for this service.

Risograph Printing

A Risograph (pronounced "ree-so-graph") is best described as a printer/duplicator that combines screen-printing and photocopying processes, using vibrantly colored ink and quickly producing many copies of a design. SP@RC offers a Riso model RZ590 UI (donated by Provisions), paper, six ink colors, and a workspace for those who wish to create a flier, zine, or other similar creative work.

*Patrons must have some technical knowledge of the Risograph before being granted independent use, either by having taken relevant coursework or attending a training session. Training sessions are offered every Thursday from 1PM-2PM; see the calendar on the sidebar or visit the workshops calendar for more info.*

Click here to reserve time in the Risograph Lab.

One Button Studio

One Button Studio (OBS) is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. Visit our Info Guide to learn more. 

OBS reservations can be made here.

Mac Workstations

Four Mac workstations are available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are equipped with various software including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • GIMP 2.10
  • Mendeley Desktop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Zotero

SP@RC
2100 Fenwick Library 

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Get started on your research poster with a template and some tips from OSCAR.

Poster Templates

 

WATCH: A basic guide to creating research posters

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