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Campuswide Information Systems

Campuswide Information Systems multiuser computing. Now there are Campus-wide personal computers from different vendors (with support for hardware and hundreds of software packages), Information Systems sales of PCs and software, worksta­ tions, campus networking, connec­ tions to national networks, library Les Lloyd networking, and sometimes telecom­ munications. Networking can mean anything Being that this is my premier article The issues that I would like to from connecting an ACS to a lab, to deal with in this column can be for the newly named Academic and wiring the campus, from serial con­ summed up by recent statements nections to a mini-computer, to multi- Library Computing, I thought I from our faculty Academic Comput­ campus access to workstations and should discuss what you can look for­ ing Committee: ward to in this section in the future. mainframes. Campus-wide informa­ First, an introduction. I am the tion systems (CWIS) may be the hot­ • We shouldn't make the network test topic in computing right now. director of academic computing ser­ "too important" until we can Should we connect, why do we need vices at Lafayette College in Easton, provide instant service on soft­ Pennsylvania. My responsibilities in­ it, and what will it cost, are the stan­ ware and hardware problems clude not only the traditional ACS du­ dard questions. because we will get upset if In June 1991, Lafayette will ties, but I also handle networking, fa­ something doesn't work for host its second Using Computer Net­ culty computing, and a computer more than a couple of hours. repair facility. Each student room, fa­ works on Campus Conference. The • We shouldn't move too fast culty and staff office, and classroom aim of the conference is to provide with new networking applica­ faculty, administration, and comput­ at Lafayette is wired with a token-ring tions because it will discourage ing people with an opportunity to lis­ connection. We provide the campus with PC software via Novell and Tel­ users who aren't accustomed to ten to and share networking ideas the old ones. net from the individual PC to both on- and issues. The conference will take • I wish that other faculty mem­ place June 20-22 and will be run in and off-campus computing facilities. bers didn't make so many de­ association with Meckler Publishing. The 1990s, perhaps more than any other decade, will provide new mands on Academic Comput­ If you would like registration infor­ challenges to college and university ing Services so they had more mation, use the address listed below. time to deal with my needs. computing personnel. Not only do In the preceding paragraphs I we have pressures to expand to more have raised many of the issues we as users than ever, to provide connec­ Of course, at the same time academic computing people deal tions to more different types of sys­ that we were being asked to slow with every day. This column will at­ tems than ever, but we also have to down, just about every faculty mem­ tempt to address them and to share do this with a shrinking pool of re­ ber on the committee had just made the ideas, stories, and opinions of its sources. some significant hardware/software writers. If you are interested in writ­ changes that were administered by ing, have a question or would like to For the first time, many of us are within reach of providing com­ ACS. So, is the real message "some voice an opinion, please call or write: puting to everyone on campus. As change is okay as long as it includes Les Lloyd, Director of Academic the demographics of our student bod­ things that are important to me"? Computing Services, Lafayette Col­ lege, Easton, PA 18042; 215-250- ies change, large budget increases — What areas comprise academic and in some cases, large budgets — 5505, fax: 215-252-9743. E-mail: computing? We know about the age- may be a thing of the past. LLOY@LAFAYACS.BITNET old duties, like providing mainframe/ Academic and Library Computing 11 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Academic and Library Computing Emerald Publishing

Campuswide Information Systems

Academic and Library Computing , Volume 8 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1055-4769
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10.1108/eb027437
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Abstract

multiuser computing. Now there are Campus-wide personal computers from different vendors (with support for hardware and hundreds of software packages), Information Systems sales of PCs and software, worksta­ tions, campus networking, connec­ tions to national networks, library Les Lloyd networking, and sometimes telecom­ munications. Networking can mean anything Being that this is my premier article The issues that I would like to from connecting an ACS to a lab, to deal with in this column can be for the newly named Academic and wiring the campus, from serial con­ summed up by recent statements nections to a mini-computer, to multi- Library Computing, I thought I from our faculty Academic Comput­ campus access to workstations and should discuss what you can look for­ ing Committee: ward to in this section in the future. mainframes. Campus-wide informa­ First, an introduction. I am the tion systems (CWIS) may be the hot­ • We shouldn't make the network test topic in computing right now. director of academic computing ser­ "too important" until we can Should we connect, why do we need vices at Lafayette College in Easton, provide instant service on soft­ Pennsylvania. My responsibilities in­ it, and what will it cost, are the stan­ ware and hardware problems clude not only the traditional ACS du­ dard questions. because we will get upset if In June 1991, Lafayette will ties, but I also handle networking, fa­ something doesn't work for host its second Using Computer Net­ culty computing, and a computer more than a couple of hours. repair facility. Each student room, fa­ works on Campus Conference. The • We shouldn't move too fast culty and staff office, and classroom aim of the conference is to provide with new networking applica­ faculty, administration, and comput­ at Lafayette is wired with a token-ring tions because it will discourage ing people with an opportunity to lis­ connection. We provide the campus with PC software via Novell and Tel­ users who aren't accustomed to ten to and share networking ideas the old ones. net from the individual PC to both on- and issues. The conference will take • I wish that other faculty mem­ place June 20-22 and will be run in and off-campus computing facilities. bers didn't make so many de­ association with Meckler Publishing. The 1990s, perhaps more than any other decade, will provide new mands on Academic Comput­ If you would like registration infor­ challenges to college and university ing Services so they had more mation, use the address listed below. time to deal with my needs. computing personnel. Not only do In the preceding paragraphs I we have pressures to expand to more have raised many of the issues we as users than ever, to provide connec­ Of course, at the same time academic computing people deal tions to more different types of sys­ that we were being asked to slow with every day. This column will at­ tems than ever, but we also have to down, just about every faculty mem­ tempt to address them and to share do this with a shrinking pool of re­ ber on the committee had just made the ideas, stories, and opinions of its sources. some significant hardware/software writers. If you are interested in writ­ changes that were administered by ing, have a question or would like to For the first time, many of us are within reach of providing com­ ACS. So, is the real message "some voice an opinion, please call or write: puting to everyone on campus. As change is okay as long as it includes Les Lloyd, Director of Academic the demographics of our student bod­ things that are important to me"? Computing Services, Lafayette Col­ lege, Easton, PA 18042; 215-250- ies change, large budget increases — What areas comprise academic and in some cases, large budgets — 5505, fax: 215-252-9743. E-mail: computing? We know about the age- may be a thing of the past. LLOY@LAFAYACS.BITNET old duties, like providing mainframe/ Academic and Library Computing 11

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Academic and Library ComputingEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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