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University of Connecticut, Computing Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0101

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, administrative reporting, committe proceedings, notes, fliers (handouts), and publications related to the University Computing Committee and their support of UCINFO. Among the subjects discussed in the collection is the Campus Wide Information System (CWIS), UCINFO content, committee policies, goals, guides, training, and the transition from Gopher and Mole to the World Wide Web. The collection contains materials from the planning stages of UCINFO in 1993 as well as materials associated with its operation through 1996.

Dates

  • 1993-1996

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

On January 17, 1994, the University of Connecticut began operating a University-wide online public information system known as UCINFO. UCINFO was the result of a cooperative effort by the University Computer Center and the Homer Babbidge Library, and aided through the support from the University Computing Committee. UCINFO provided public information about UConn for use by the UConn community, as well as the public seeking information about the university.

UCINFO was a university initiative to provide online public information, and was designed to make a broad range of information about UConn activities, events, and programs readily accessible to the public. The information came from a number of sources, to include UConn press releases, the student union master calendar of events, and academic and administrative departments. It was a mainframe-based system with two major components: HUSKY MOLE and HUSKY GOPHER.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, administrative reporting, committe proceedings, notes, fliers (handouts), and publications related to the Computing Committee and their involvement in UCINFO. Among the subjects discussed in the collection is the Campus Wide Information System (CWIS), UCINFO content, committee policies, goals, guides, training, and the transition from Gopher and Mole to the World Wide Web.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were donated to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 1998.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students, etc.]. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Title
University of Connecticut, Computing Committee Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2012 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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