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Information Services Services director records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 990
Contains the administrative files of Willard Gardner as he served as the assistant director and then director of BYU's Computing Services, later renamed Information Systems Services. These files include reports and files on employees, correspondence, reports, and minutes of committees.

Dates

  • 1962-1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Information Services Services director records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)

Administrative History

Information Systems Services (1985-1992) provided computing services at Brigham Young University. In 1985 Computer Services was reorganized into the Information Systems Services. William H. Gardner served as Executive Director (1985-1991) and was later replaced by Kelly C. McDonald (1991-1992). The Information Systems Services assisted faculty, staff and students with computing services and micrographs. In addition to handling and maintaining equipment, the organization provided knowledgeable assistants and multiple computer programs to help in technology training and trouble-shooting. In 1992 the unit was reorganized as University Computing Services.
Administrative History Computer Services (1969-1985) was responsible for computing facilities at Brigham Young University. Computer Services was organized in 1969 with the expansion and reorganization of the Computer Research Center. The organization managed the Computer Research Center, the Engineering Analysis Center, and the Science Computation Center as well as providing extensive computing facilities to faculty, staff, and students. The organization also facilitated the Information Center and the PC Technical Support Group. Computer Services was run by a director who reported to the Academic Vice-President. Directors of Computers Services included: Gary Carlson (1969-1981) and Willard H. Gardner (1981-1985). Computers Services was reorganized in 1984 into Information Systems Services.
Biographical History Willard H. Gardner (1925-2018) was an administrator and politician in Utah.

Arrangement

Arranged in five series: 1. University Computing Services personnel files, 1970-1990. 2. University Computing Services acquisitions files, 1972-1990. 3. University Computing Services correspondence, 1957-1990. 4. University Computing Services committee files, 1963-1990. 5. University Computing Services projects and reports, 1963-1989.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA990.xml

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in July, 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.

Appraisal

Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; 2002.
Title
Register of the Information Services Services director records
Status
in_progress
Author
J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
Date
2002
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States