Archives: Record Groups. Computing and Telecommunications Services

RG 24

RG 24 also includes 86-016 (extent: 30.5 cm) and 87-015 (extent: 5 cm).

Access: Open


A wide variety of computing and communications resources are available to members of the Trent academic community in support of their research, learning, teaching and scholarship. These include access both on-campus and through a dial-in modem pool to e-mail, various computer languages, applications and computer-based services on both VMS and UNIX time-sharing facilities; labs of MS-DOS and Macintosh microcomputers; and a cluster of UNIX workstations. The use of Trent’s computer facilities is available to all Trent students, staff, and faculty free of charge. (taken from Trent University Calendar, 1998-1999). Computing and Telecommunications Services has been in operation since 1983.

Records from the Trent University Computer Services committee were accessioned as 86-016 and 87-015. These records cover the dates 1971-1982. A further 30 cm of material was received from the office of Computing and Telecommunications Services in 1993. This material consists of records, minutes and policies related to academic computer services and the computer studies program. See also minutes of the Academic Computing Services Committee.



Extent: 30.5 cm

Access: Open


The Trent University Computer Services Committee was originally established as a Presidential Advisory Committee in 1968. The members of the Committee were Professor Tyson (Chair), Professor Barret (Secretary), Professor Earnshaw, Mr. Lewis, Professor Stanford, Mr. Weinzweig, Mr. Pollock, and Professor Carter. By 1971, the committee had become a Standing Committee of the Senate with a mandate to ensure that faculty members were provided with access to a modern, high-speed computer, which was considered a basic requirement of research in many fields; to provide basic instruction in computer programming and in the capabilities and limitations of computers; and, to ensure that sufficient facilities were provided so that the computer could be regarded as a part of the average student's computational apparatus.

Box 1


1: Budgets, 1980-1982

2: Charging algorithms

3: Carleton computer account charges summary

4: University of Toronto RSE use

5: Carleton - disk charge rebates

6: Meetings

7: Minutes

8: Executive committee business, 1981-1982

9: Budget, 1982-1983

10: Executive committee

11: General

12: BM 3780

13: R. Morris: minutes, correspondence, 1975-1976

14: Departmental status report, enrollment graph, 1976-1980

15: Contracts: Carleton University

16: Expenses, 1978-1979

17: James Jury, Computer services committee, 1977-1978

18: Carleton statements, 1980-1981

19: Carleton statements, 1981-1982

20: Correspondence, minutes, reports, 1971

21: as above, 1972

22: as above, 1973

23: as above, 1973

24: as above, 1974

25: as above, 1975

26: as above, 1976

27: as above, 1977

28: as above, 1978

29: Miscellaneous minutes, etc.

30: as above