The Cook Music Library offers over 150 computers for use by library patrons. Most are found in two large clusters on the first and third floors of the Music Library and are supported by IU's University Information Technology Services (UITS) in partnership with Libraries Information Technology and Music Information Technology Services. All computers include standard professional software for office applications, graphic design, music notation, digital music library, and other specialized music software packages. Please see the section below for information on getting help using Music Library Technology.
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The first floor cluster (M160) contains Windows PCs. Most have a 5 channel headphone amplifier to enable group listening, a full range of software, and is connected to a high volume, large format printer, connected to the University's Printing system. There is one workstation on a motorized adjustable table for disability accomodation. Another workstation includes a microfilm scanning station for digitizing microfilm.
The second floor, intended to be an area for quiet study has no large clusters of computers but has 3 Windows PCs intended primarily for quick access to email.
The third floor includes 2 clusters. M360 contains 20 Macintosh computers each with an attached MIDI keyboard for use with music notation and other music software. Most of these iMacs include an 8 channel audio interface. Additionally there are Windows PCs with attached keyboards.
One computer has a an attached large format scanner.
The M373 Classroom contains 30 Macintosh computers each with an attached MIDI Keyboard (5 of which have a full 88 key keyboard). There is an instructor's station connected to a projector. This room is scheduled for classes. Ad hoc reservations may be made by emailing musched (at) indiana (dot) edu. When not in use for class, it functions as an open lab.
All computers on the third floor have a 5 channel headphone amplifier to enable group listening, a full range of software, and are connected to a high volume, large format printer, connected to the University's Printing system.
Documentation and Handouts are available via the Indiana University Knowledge Base and on the Music Library Tutorials page. Additionally, manuals for many of the applications are available in the Music Library's open reserve room on the first floor. Consultants are periodically available on the first and third floor to answer general computing questions. For specialized questions and music software related questions contact the Music Library Technology Office on the third floor (room 383) or by emailing mltech (at) indiana (dot) edu.