Identifier

UA 42

Dates

1963-2007

Extent

5.05 linear feet (7 boxes) electronic records

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.

Content Notes

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.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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https://www.sdstate.edu/sdsu-archives-and-special-collections/university-archives

Language

English

Publisher

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

Rights

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.

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