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ERIC Number: ED083823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-1
Pages: 115
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Goals and Objectives for Computing in the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Grupe, Fritz H.
A forecast of the computing requirements of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, an analysis of their needs, and specifications for a joint computer system are presented. Problems encountered included the lack of resources and computer sophistication at the member schools and a dearth of experience with long-term computer consortium planning. Among the goals postulated were the following: 1) to increase user services to all groups; 2) to increase access to the computer for instructional purposes; 3) to maximize resource utilization; and 4) to provide the needed hardware and software. A survey yielded the findings that a computer network was required to provide the desired services and that a cooperative, high level planning effort should be undertaken. It was recommended that: 1) The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley (ACSLV) should be the administrative agency; 2) the financial stability of the ACSLV should be assured; 3) the necessary hardware should be located at one site; 4) equipment should be obtained on a lease-purchase agreement; and 5) the cost should be distributed according to a formual accepted by all members. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, Potsdam, NY.