ERIC Number: ED358831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Electronic Campus: A Case History of the First Comprehensive High-Access Academic Computing Network at a Public University.
Rickman, Jon T.; Hubbard, Dean L.
The Electronic Campus system of Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville) links every office and residence hall room on campus. It also networks these offices and rooms with databases and software applications. The system was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for a public institution where most students could not afford to purchase a personal computer. The Electronic Campus consists of 2,300 terminals, a similar number of terminals with electronic text and personal voice mailboxes, plus 500 microcomputers and workstations in a system built around a cluster of VAX timesharing computers. The development and implementation of this system are described in chapters focusing on the following parameters: (1) "The Setting"; (2) "Building an Infrastructure"; (3)"Installing the Electronic Campus"; (4) "Electronic Campus Services Available"; (5) "The Impact on Students"; (6) "Technical Considerations"; (7) "Maintaining the System"; and (8) "Where Do We Go from Here?" Five appendixes provide supplemental information about the campus and the system. The discussion is illustrated by 27 figures. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Case Studies, College Students, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Databases, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Information Networks, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Public Colleges, Time Sharing
Prescott Publishing Company, P.O. Box 713, Maryville, MO 64468 ($14.95 plus $3 shipping and handling).
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