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Fonds F0080 - Information Technology Services fonds.

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Information Technology Services fonds.


  • 1980-2005, predominant 1991-2003 (Creation)

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2.6 m of textual records

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Information Technology Services was formed ca. 1998 to provide support for technological applications in Information Resources (Libraries and Cultural Resources after 2006), as well as delivering direct public services through MADGIC (Maps, Academic Data, Geographic Information Centre) and the Information Commons.
Sometime after 2012, it was renamed Digital Library and Research Technologies. By 2015, it was led by the Associate University Librarian for Digital Library and Research Technologies, reporting to the Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources) and University Librarian.

Digital Library and Research Technologies works closely with many of the units in Libraries and Cultural Resources, as well as with the campus Information Technologies department. It also works with other academic libraries in Western Canada through the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) Systems and Digitization Group, ACCOLEDS (the COPPUL data consortium), and The Alberta Library (TAL), the Alberta multitype library consortium.

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Fonds consists of records of various working groups within the Information Technology Services unit including the Technical Services Coordination Group, Public Services Coordination Group, and Reference Coordinators. Also contains records on electronic library systems (ALLECTRA, CLAVIS/SIRSI, CONTENTdm, CWIS [Campus-wide information system), DOBIS (a library online service), GOPHER, LANDRU, UNIDEX and NOTIS Horizon (a computer software program for the library); project files including Calgary INFOPORT Community Empowerment project, GEODE project, Horizon Library system, Remedy project for copyright management, and the Tetracana project; and committees/working groups including Clavis Public Access Group, Health Knowledge Network Operations Group, Horizon Library System Implementation Team, Information Resources and Technologies Committee, IT Advisory Group, Research Development and Policy Committee, Technology Task Force, and University Planning Committee Infostructure Sub-committee.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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