The John Lemuel Stone Computing Center (map it) is Mann Library's main public computing facility. Located there are over sixty Dell desktop PC's, eight iMacs and several specialized workstations, providing computing services to the Cornell and New York State communities. Mann Library also offers laptops at the Circulation Desk (map it).
Descriptions of specialized workstations are below, and in some cases links to further information or location maps. If you need any help using these workstations, please ask at the Information & Research Help Desk (map it) or the Stone Computing Help Desk (map it).
Business Resources Area
The Business Resources Area is located on the first floor (map it).
Bloomberg Station: The Bloomberg system is a leading information service for global financial markets. At least 250,000 terminals are used by investment professionals around the world. Learn the Bloomberg essentials to get a head start. You might be using it on the first day of your finance job!
Thomson Datastream Advance: Use Datastream to access over 100 million data series for nearly two million
instruments, including commodities, fixed income securities, equities and futures.
Ernst & Young Online Library: Ernst & Young's Global Accounting & Auditing Information Tool (GAAIT) is your single on-line resource for accounting and auditing standards and Ernst & Young interpretive guidance. Equipped with powerful search and navigation tools, GAAIT is an essential resource for your accounting and auditing research needs.
Assistive Technology Station
The Assistive Technology Station is located on the first floor (map it). Users are able to do library research with assistive aids for viewing, hearing, scanning, Brailling and printing. Features include:
- JAWS (screen reading software)
- Kurzweil (Braille translation software)
- MAGic (screen magnification software)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking (screen reading and voice-to-text software)
- Duxbury (Braille translation software)
- Romeo Brailler (embosser for Braille documents)
The AV Production Room is located on the basement level in room B30D (map it). Users may record, edit or convert video and audio, and create DVD's. Includes two Mac Pro creation stations. Key can be checked out for up to 4 hours with Cornell ID at the Circulation Desk (map it).
A Sony VHS to DVD deck is available in the Stone Computing Center area (map it) on the first floor (near the Stone Center Help Desk). It is attached to a Sharp television for viewing. Basic instructions for transferring footage to DVD are posted next to the unit, and online here. Another unit is in the AV Production room as well.
TV/VCR Viewing Station (with Worldwide-Format VCR)
A television/VCR combo is available in the Stone Computing Center area (map it) on the first floor. This unit also has an attached Samsung worldwide VCR which can play back a wide variety of international videotape formats including PAL and SECAM.