Division of Technology and Security Records

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UA 042

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Division of Technology and Security Records


  • 1967-2018 (Accumulation)


4.0 linear feet [4 record boxes]

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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.

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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.
The Computing Services files are composed of newsletters, manuals, correspondence, and minutes for the several committees and councils including the Computer User's Advisory Council and the Computing Directors Council. Included is a full run of the Computing Services newsletter. This newsletter includes a subject index for each volume year.
Administrative material includes correspondence, reports, Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference materials, and materials related to the Y2K problem. Also included is material related to the Technology Training Team and the SDSU Student Project.
The classroom technologies material is composed mainly of Student Computing Services manuals. Also included is material related to the Technology Training Team and the SDSU Student Project.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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