This volume addresses planning for the use of computing and information resources on college and university campuses. The contributors consider computer applications in the areas of instruction, research, and administration, and analyze these from the viewpoints of faculty, administrators, and computer center directors. One focus of the book, which
Table of Contents
Preface -- Overview -- Planning for Computing and Information Technology -- The Planning Process -- Computers, Administration, and the Law: New Problems, New Opportunities -- Planning for Computer Resources at a Large University -- The Planning Process in a Smaller College Consortium -- Facilities Management: One Alternative -- The Perspective of an Ex-User -- The Limited Case for Facilities Management -- Using Facilities Management -- Planning for Computing in a Distributed Environment: Micros, Minis, Mainframes, and Networks -- Uses of Microcomputers in University Networks -- Computing in a Distributed Environment -- Computing Networks and the University in the 1980s -- The Politics of Planning for Computing -- The Politics of Planning for Instructional Computing -- The Politics of Planning for Library Computing -- The Politics of Planning for Systemwide Computing -- Estimating Demand for Computing -- Estimating Demand for Library Computing -- Estimating Demand for Computing at a Small College -- Estimating Demand for University-wide Computing -- Estimating Demand for Systemwide Computing -- The Make, Buy, or Share Decision Regarding Software -- Alternatives to the Build-or-Buy Decision in Library Automation Software Planning -- Implementing Planning for Computing -- Planning for Research Computing -- Implementing Planning for Instructional Computing -- Implementing Library Automation Plans in a University Computing Environment -- Implementing Planning for Computing in Libraries -- Implementing Planning for Small College Computing Resource Allocation
James C. Emery, president of EDUCOM since 1976, previously served as director of computing activities at the University of Pennsylvania and as chairman of the Decision Science Department of the Wharton School of Business, In 1980 Dr. Emery returned to the faculty of the Wharton School.