File: Department of Computation

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the introduction of computer facilities within UMIST. A report relating to accommodation requirements for computation was considered by the Space Allocation Committee in February 1968. The Barnard Report in 1970, 'Teaching Computing in Universities', recommended that all undergraduates were introduced to computers and computing. The possibility of providing teaching facilities within the Institute was considered, for example, for student programming classes. A survey was carried out in 1972 on the computing needs of departments for the remainder of the quinquennium. A working party was established to investigate future detailed requirements for computer services.

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The University Archives has custody of the Department's archive ( DCO).