ERIC Number: ED097865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Process for Developing Beneficial Resource Sharing Agreements Among Autonomous Institutions.
Meincke, P. P. M.
A task force was formed to facilitate resource sharing of computer services among Ontario universities. The long range objective was to make available to the universities computer services of the highest quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. Control and financing of the system had to be arranged first. Different system structures were considered before the process approach was selected in order to cope with the rapidly changing world of computer services. The facilitating structure recommended provided for: (1) computer services policy definition and identification of needs at both the institutional and system level; (2) a means of problem perception by analysis of appropriate information; (3) an incentive for institutions to get together to resolve perceived problems; (4) a mechanism for participatory development of detailed proposals and establishment of resource sharing agreements; (5) a means of review and assessment to ensure progress and effectiveness; (6) an environment which encourages initiative; (7) a lower threshold for participation; and (8) a mechanism for ensuring fair and equitable interinstitutional trade. (Author/WCM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Cooperative Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Resources, Shared Services, Speeches, Universities
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada