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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 42

Title

Office of Information Technology Records

Creator

Office of Information Technology, South Dakota State University

Dates

1963-2007

Extent

5.05 linear feet (7 boxes) electronic records

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Office of Information Technology Records. UA 42. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Office of Information Technology provides the technology, skills, and services that contribute to and support the land-grant mission of South Dakota State University. This collection is composed of the records of the Office of Information Technology and includes files from the Computing Services, Vice President's Office, Information Technology Services, and Classroom Technologies Services.

Historical Note

The Office of Information Technology provides the technology, skills, and services that contribute to and support the land-grant mission of South Dakota State University and is committed to creating an environment in which faculty and students develop opportunities which will make them successful in their scholarship, research, and creative activities. In addition, the office actively promotes the incorporation of technology as a means of effectively and efficiently conducting University business. For assistance, faculty and staff may contact any of the following information technology units.

Administrative and Research Computing: ARC provides computational resources for large-scale research on campus. Analysis and computer programming for management information and student information support are also ARC priorities.

Classroom Technology Services: This group is responsible for technology-enhanced and DDN classrooms located on the University campus. This includes the initial installation of equipment, its maintenance, and upgrades.

eSDSU Laptop Center: The eSDSU Laptop Center is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to students with guaranteed service and on-site support. By partnering with Gateway and Apple companies to create customized packages for students, we are able to offer top-of-the-line systems at educational pricing, while providing certified technical support.

Information Security: This team ensures University data security and establishes protocols to protect information, users, and the University.

Information Technology Operations: This group is responsible for the daily management of the Office of Information Technology and coordinating IT units and services, as well as managing Inside State, the eSDSU Laptop Center, the Faculty Upgrade and Redistributed System programs, and the Student

Information Technology Services: ITS serves as the primary point of contact for all students, faculty, and staff needing tech support, through its operation of the Support Desk. Equipment loan, repair, and the maintenance of general-use computer labs are also the responsibility of ITS.

Instructional Design Services: This team offers faculty services in instructional design, distributed learning, and the use of integrated media in the classroom. They also provide students and staff with training in a wide variety of software programs and applications, as well as instruction in the use of equipment.

Student Technology Fellows (STF) Program: Admittance into this elite undergraduate program pays the equivalent of 32 credit hours of tuition and general fees for each academic year the student is enrolled. In return for this stipend (paid monthly), STFs provide technology support to faculty and the University.

University Networking Systems and Services: UNSS provides the infrastructure upon which SDSU's technology systems are built and assures internet access to the campus community. In addition, they maintain the server farm, on which the majority of institutional software and applications are run.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]

Series 2. Vice President's records [UA 42.1]

Series 3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]

Series 4. Classroom Technologies Services records [UA 42.3]

Contents Note

This collection is composed of the records of the Office of Information Technology and includes files from the Computing Services, Vice President's Office, Information Technology Services, and Classroom Technologies Services. Folders may include newsletters, manuals, correspondence, minutes, reports, audio/visual material, and materials related to the Y2K problem.

Series 1. Computing Services records. [UA 42.0]

Computing Services was concerned with serving three main areas of the South Dakota State University campus: instructional, research, and administrative. Their mission was to facilitate access to appropriate computer resources for all faculty, staff and students at SDSU. A central focus of the department was to continually obtain adequate hardware and software to better serve the institution and to provide advice and leadership about the acquisition and use of microcomputer and application dependent computer resources. A smooth migration to new systems, with as little impact on use as feasible, was maintained as a priority.

The Academic Computer Technology Services (ACTS) department and Computing Services provided microcomputer training and other seminars for faculty and staff. ACTS also maintained a library listing sources of academic support software to assist faculty in integrating computer technology into the curriculum.

General microcomputer access for the campus was provided through nine major microcomputer laboratories with 16 to 36 computers in each center. Five of the laboratories were used as instructional facilities for scheduled classes. In addition to these microcomputer laboratories, there were eight smaller departmental facilities to meet special instruction and research needs. Microcomputer access was also provided in five residence halls.

Computing Services coordinated planning and implementation of campus-wide local area networks and management of access into state and national computer networks.

In December 1999, Computing Services was integrated into the newly established Chief Information Technology Office and the Del Johnson, department head, became head of Administrative & Research Computing.

This series is composed of newsletters, manuals, correspondence, and minutes for the several committees and councils including the Computer User's Advisory Council and the Computing Directors Council. Included is a full run of the Computing Services newsletter. This newsletter includes a subject index for each volume year.

Series 2. Vice President's records. [UA 42.1]

This series is composed of correspondence, reports, Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference materials, and materials related to the Y2K problem.

Series 3. Information Technology Services records. [UA 42.2]

Established in December 1999, Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for E-mail Service, Networking Services, Computer Technology Support Help Desk, Student Computer Services, Computer Support Specialists, Technical Operations, Database Technology Services, Technical Support Services, Student Technology Fellows Program, and Web Technology Services.

The mission of Information Technology Services is to provide the highest quality service to faculty, staff and the students of South Dakota State University with facilities and services that offer them the ability to gain experience required to succeed academically in today's technological society. Information Technology Services is comprised of staff with the skill, initiative, discipline and creativity to manage themselves and to play key roles in the efficient, smooth operation of ITS.

The vision statement of Information Technology Services is: Informational Technology Services will be a leader in information technology and computing activities. Here our values guide and inspire; and education and technology enable people to learn, educate and share.

The value statement of ITS is: We value: Personal integrity and commitment to provide responsible, quality services to the South Dakota State University academic community; An environment that allows individuality, teamwork and communication to flourish; The enriching nature of diversity, creativity and innovation; and honesty and leadership in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

This series is composed mainly of Student Computing Services manuals. Also included is material related to the Technology Training Team and the SDSU Student Project.

Series 4. Classroom Technologies Services records. [UA 42.3]

Established in December 1999, Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for E-mail Service, Networking Services, Computer Technology Support Help Desk, Student Computer Services, Computer Support Specialists, Technical Operations, Database Technology Services, Technical Support Services, Student Technology Fellows Program, and Web Technology Services.

The mission of Information Technology Services is to provide the highest quality service to faculty, staff and the students of South Dakota State University with facilities and services that offer them the ability to gain experience required to succeed academically in today's technological society. Information Technology Services is comprised of staff with the skill, initiative, discipline and creativity to manage themselves and to play key roles in the efficient, smooth operation of ITS.

The vision statement of Information Technology Services is: Informational Technology Services will be a leader in information technology and computing activities. Here our values guide and inspire; and education and technology enable people to learn, educate and share.

The value statement of ITS is: We value: Personal integrity and commitment to provide responsible, quality services to the South Dakota State University academic community; An environment that allows individuality, teamwork and communication to flourish; The enriching nature of diversity, creativity and innovation; and honesty and leadership in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

This series is composed mainly of Student Computing Services manuals. Also included is material related to the Technology Training Team and the SDSU Student Project.

Key Words

South Dakota State University -- Audio-Visual Center

South Dakota State University -- Classroom Technologies Services

South Dakota State University -- Educational Technology Center

South Dakota State University -- Information Technology Services

South Dakota State University -- Instructional Media Center

South Dakota State University -- Student Computing Services

South Dakota State University -- Student Technology Fellows Program

Y2K problem (computer systems)

Container List

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Office of Information Technology Records Container List. UA 42

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]14A Basic Guide to Microsoft Mail at SDSU v2.0undated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]42A Seven Year Computing Facilities and Computerized Information Management Plan1979
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]11Academic Computer plan1985-1986
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]12Accounting Committee minutes1979
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]13Audit of computer controls1976-1980
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]15Board of Regents: Project Implementation Plan - Personnel Module Overview of Project Methodology1979
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]16Calcomp Plotter Guideundated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]17Campus Network Access Information1998-1999
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]18College computer plans1987
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]19Computer Center Directors Council Minutes1978
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]24Computer Operations Documentation Manual and Operator Training Guide1990
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]111Computer related purchases1986-1998
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]112Computer User's Advisory Council1988
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]113Computer User's Advisory Council1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]114Computer User's Advisory Council1990
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]115Computer User's Advisory Council1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]116Computer User's Advisory Council1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]117Computer User's Advisory Council1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]118Computer User's Advisory Council1994-1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]110Computing Center handbook1977
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]21Computing Directors and Information System Council minutes1990
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]22Computing Directors and Information System Council minutes1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]23Computing Directors and Information System Council minutes1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]119Computing Directors Council minutes1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]120Computing Directors Council minutes1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]121Computing Directors Council minutes1994
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]122Computing Directors Council minutes1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]123Computing Directors Council minutes1996
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]124Computing Directors Council minutes1997
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]28Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 11983-1984
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]217Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 101992-1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]29Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 21984-1985
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]210Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 31985-1986
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]211Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 41986-1987
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]212Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 51987-1988
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]213Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 61988-1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]214Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 71989-1990
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]215Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 81990-1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]216Computing Services (newsletter) Volume 91991-1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]27Computing Services Employee Manual199
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]26Computing Services Employee Manual1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]218Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 111993-1994
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]219Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 121994-1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]220Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 131995-1996
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]221Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 141996-1997
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]222Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 151997-1998
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]223Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 161998-1999
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]224Computing Services News (newsletter) Volume 171999-2000
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]225Correspondence1988, 1992, 1994, 1998
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]226Documentation manual1979
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]227Faculty Computer Center questionnaire1990
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]229Five Year Plan for Integrating Computer Technology - A Summary1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]228Five Year Plan for Integrating Computer Technology at SDSU1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]230Higher Education Computer Systems (HECS) Planning1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]231Information Technology Plans1987
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]232Internet Resources1989-1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]233Introduction to the Internet1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]234Job Control Language (JCL) Seminarundated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]235Mainframe Dialup1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]236Married Student Housing Internet Access1999
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]237Micro Lab bids1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]31Micro Lab bids1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]32Music guide1987
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]33Music: An Introduction (computer terminal handling system)undated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]34Network administration1994-1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]35Overview of Computer Needs and Plans: A Proposal1982
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]36Plans and Problems of the Computing Center1977
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]37Policies and Standards Manual1983
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]38Policies and Standards Manual1992
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]39Policies and Standards Manual1994
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]311Report and Recommendations for Computing Facilities to Support Students and Staff1980
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]310Research and Data Processing (newsletter)1967-1968
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]41Rural Development Telecommunications Network1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]43Software supported1995
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]44Statewide computer planning1986-1988
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]45Statewide network policy1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]46Student Connection (newsletter)1993
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]47Student Data Management System for USD1978
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]48Student Mainframe Computer - Operations Training Manualundated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]49Teaching Research Extension Administrative Support1989
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]410Telecommunications Task Force1990-1991
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]25The Computing Facility at SDSU1978
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]411Train the Trainer Workbookundated
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]412Utilization of Communication Technology, E-mail, Networks, and Related Resources1997
1. Computing Services records [UA 42.0]413Workstation Update (newsletter)1990
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]11Board of Regents Computer Classification Review2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]12Board of Regents Information Technology Plan2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]13Briggs Library expansion - Justification and Program Statement for a Learning and IT Center2000, 2003
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]14Budget2000
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]15Communication Policy2006
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]16Computer Learning Center Manual (University Networking Services)2003
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]17Electronic University Consortium2001, 2004
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]18E-mail Directory2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]19Guidelines for Requiring Student Notebook Computers2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]110Information Technology Review of Academic Plans2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]111Inmate crews2001
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]112Reorganization of Computing Services Unit2000-2001
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]113Server Infrastructure2001
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]114South Dakota Technology Summit2003
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]115Strategic Information Technology Plan for a Century "Lead-Forward" Land-Grant Institution 2002-20042002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]116Technology Affairs Council2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]117Tentative D1L Course Migration Plan (Instructional Design Services)2007
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]118Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC)2000
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]119Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC)2001
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]120Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC)2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]121Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC)2003
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]122Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC)2004
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]123Windows XP Deployment2002
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]124Y2K1997-1999
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]125Y2K - Miscellaneous1999
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]126Y2K - Preparations1999
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]127Y2K - Remediation1999
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]128Y2K - Remediation status report1999
2. Records of the Chief Information Technology Officer [UA 42.1]129Y2K - System Survey for Year 2000 Conversion1999
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]12Computer Center Survey1990
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]11Computer Lab Hours (flyer)2001
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]13Custer Service Training2003
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]14Ergonomicsundated
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]15KnowWare2002
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]16Parts and Peachtree2000
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]17SDSU Student Project Plan and Timeline2002-2003
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]19Student Computing Services handbook2002
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]110Student Computing Services information2001 circa
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]111Student Computing Services manual1998-2000
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]112Student Computing Services manual2000
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]113Student Computing Services manual2001
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]114Student Computing Services manual2001-2002
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]115Student Computing Services manual2003-2004
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]18Student Computing Services scrapbook2002
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]116Student Computing Services summer orientation2001
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]117Student Technology Fellows Program2001-2002
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]118Technology Training Team2000
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]119Technology Training Team2000
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]120Technology Training Team2000-2003
3. Information Technology Services records [UA 42.2]121Technology Training Team2000-2003
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]11Audio cassettes available from Audio-Visual Center1972
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]12Audio-Visual Center newsletter1968
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]13Educational Technology Center Spring Training Sessions2004
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]14Faculty Development Workshop Series1987-1990
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]15Film strips available from Audio-Visual Center1972
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]16Idea Project1988-1989
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]17Instructional Media Center Annual Report1992
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]18Instructional Media Center newsletter1992
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]19Open House1989, undated
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]110Photo Records available at Audio-Visual Center1971 circa
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]111Resources: Distance Education2001-2001
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]112SDSU 20001998
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]113Services of Audio-Visual Center1970, 1973
4. Classroom Technologies Services [UA 42.3]114Slide sets available at Audio-Visual Center1972

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2008 October 31.