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Office of Computing Services Records

Office of Computing Services Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Office of Computing Services Records
Identification: UA023
Date: 1985-1989
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-sized document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Office of Computing Services developed COGITATE in March of 1985. This collection contains installation instructions and floppy disks.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Office of Computing Services developed COGITATE (Communications Options for Georgia Institute of Technology's Advanced Technological Environment) in March of 1985. It was a package of software programs to simplify computer network access for the entire campus. Many versions were revised and released over the next four years.

The Office of Computing Services formed a part of Computing and Information Technology until about 1989, when the name of the office was changed to Information Technology, with F. L. Suddath serving as its first Vice President. By about the year 2000, the office had become known as the Office of Information Technology (OIT), which provides information technology leadership and support to the Georgia Tech community. In 2010, the Office was headed by John Mullin, Associate Vice President / Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Scope and Content Note

Four versions of COGITATE installation instructions are housed in the first folder. Three 5 1/4" floppy disks follow of versions 1.0, 2.2, and 2.5.


The materials are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Floppy disks.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Office of Information Technology. Computing Services.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Office of Computing Services Records (UA023), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1989.0801 (old number: 89-08-01).

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2003.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. March 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

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    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

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    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

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    11Installation instructions, 1985-1989.
    125 1/4" floppy disks (3), 1985-1989.