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New Computing Resources in the Library

Three of the Library's clusters have been enhanced for the 2010-2011 academic year:

Sterling Memorial Library Nave Workstations have been updated to Windows 7 and now include the full Office 2007 suite of programs: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. They also offer improved accessibility tools; new Ease of Access settings include Magnifier, Narrator, High Contrast and On-Screen Keyboard. For users looking to work with our extensive non-English materials, the computers feature improved multi-language tools so you can easily type in languages other than English.

For saving your work, your Pantheon space is mapped at login. H:\ is your personal Pantheon space while I:\ is the Pantheon temporary "scratch space." To protect your security, we've set up an automatic logoff. Should you forget to log off your account will automatically log off after 5 minutes of inactivity.

You can now easily choose to between single-sided and double-sided printing queues so you can save paper and lighten your load when printing. We've also lightened the power load: new power saving settings and Energy Star computers will "sleep" automatically when not in use. Press any key or the power button to wake the computer.

We've made more room for you to work at each computer too - you can use your laptop in addition to a computer or use the space to work with a colleague.

Dedicated Newspaper Reading Stations: Located in the Franke Periodical Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library there are four new workstations featuring widescreen 24" monitors. Limited to accessing Library Press Display, these workstations provide online access to over 200 of today's newspapers from more than 55 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.

Social Science Library: We now have 18 combined StatLab and Social Science Library computers. These include all of the software from the Stat Lab along with access to the unique Social Science Library only software. You can now enjoy ‘one stop’ shopping for any application you need for your social science data crunching!

If you have comments or requests for library computers, please contact us!