Fonds I026 - Computing Services fonds

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Computing Services fonds

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  • Supports multiples

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  • 1974 - 1996 (Production)
    Concordia University. Computing Services
  • 1970-1974 (Production)
    Sir George Williams University. Computer Centre

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Description matérielle

Analog records:
5 m of textual records
563 photographs : col. and b&w prints
6 microcassettes (ca. 7 hr.)
4 videocassette (ca. 3 hr.) : col., VHS

Digital records:
4 digital audio tapes (17 hr.)

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Histoire administrative

Computing Services provided computing, information management and data communication services to the University community until 1998. Before their merger that created Concordia University in 1974, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University had their own computer facilities, Loyola had the smaller ones. In the fall of 1974, they were combined to form one single unit with a central office in the C Annex (on Sir George Williams Campus), where the main computers were, and two branches, Loyola and offices in the Hall building. In 1989, the Concordia Computer Centre became Computing Services. In 1998, Computing Services was merged with the Audio-Visual Department to create Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS).

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Histoire administrative

The Computer Centre at Sir George Williams University (SGWU) was developed by Professors Jack Bordan (Engineering), Kurt Jonassohn (Sociology) and Graham Martin (Engineering) in the early 1960s. Kurt Jonassohn was a chief instigator in the acquisition of the first computer, an IBM 1620. The SGWU Computer Centre was formally organized in September 1965 with Graham Martin as its first Director, reporting to the Vice-Principal Academic. In August 1966 the Centre was given a proper place in the new Henry F. Hall Building. During the events that led to what is known as the Sir George Computer Centre Incident, the computer equipment had been severely damaged and a fire had broken out in the Computer Centre on February 11, 1969. The main computers of the Centre were subsequently housed away from the Hall Building for the next 25 years.

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The fonds provides information on the activities and management of the Computer Centre/Computing Services at Concordia between 1974 and 1996 and during its period at Sir George between 1970 and 1974. There are also some files which document the activities of the Loyola College Computing Centre (1970-1971) and its Data Processing Department (1971-1974). The fonds also includes the research material for the History of Computing Services Project, realized in 1995-1996, which include recorded interviews with employees of the unit and its four directors: Graham Martin, Ivan Fuchs, Jack Fearnley, and John Woodrow.

The fonds mainly consists of reports, correspondence, minutes of meetings, handbooks, computer program files, photographs and videos of employee social events, and sound recordings.

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État de conservation

Some documents were water-damaged in a fire in the Archives in 1982.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

The documents were transferred to Concordia University Records Management and Archives in 1975, 1977, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 2001.


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  • anglais

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The four digital audio tapes have been transferred (interviews with Graham Martin, Ivan Fuchs, Jack Fearnley, and John Woodrow). Digital access copies available.

Restrictions d'accès

Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as required by Quebec Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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