The Comweb Lab is housed in Library Media Services, 1L-201. It comprises 26 workstations. The Comweb Lab allows selective broadcast to all or any one of the student work stations, information from the instructor’s PC. The lab is used to demonstrate the library’s cataloging system, CUNY Plus, and various electronic databases for faculty and staff development. When the lecture is completed, the instructor releases control of the student’s PCs, allowing them to explore the systems they have just seen demonstrated.
All the PCs are set up to use CUNY Plus, CD-ROMs, databases, and the World Wide Web. Besides the networked applications mentioned above, all of the PCs are equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) so the lab is well suited to instruction in these programs.