Undergraduate Bulletin




Information Systems and Operations Services develops, maintains, and implements computer systems that are needed for the University's administrative functions. University databases and standards are designed, implemented, and maintained to insure integrity, confidentiality, and effectiveness of information systems. Information Systems and Operations Services provides training and support in the use of administrative systems, and day-to-day operational services.


Library Services provides a variety of print and non-print materials to meet the information needs of students and their faculty. Over 1.7 million items are in the library collection, including over 356,000 books, 66,300 bound volumes of periodicals, 306,800 government publications, 993,000 microforms, and 7,300 audiovisual titles. The library subscribes to over 5,000 current periodicals and serials and a variety of electronic databases. Some of these are full text and full image databases such as UMI's Business Periodicals OnDisc which is housed locally and IAC's Expanded Academic Index ASAP which is accessed through Internet. The library's LAN can be remotely accessed by students located off campus. The library also provides easy Gopher and World Wide Web Access to Internet information resources throughout the world.


Networking and Telecommunications plans, develops, maintains and implements programs and services that meet the needs of the University's requirements in voice, data, video and local area networks. In particular, support is provided for Internet access, Novell networks, long-distance phone services, electronic mail and, in general, access to network-based information services.


User Training and Support Services provides a wide array of services to the campus. Among these are a Help Desk for computing support, computing desktop support, instructional technology support for classrooms and labs, lab support, software instruction and training, multimedia development, distance education, research computing consulting, satellite services, video services, office automation support, photographic services, graphics services, and PC hardware and software maintenance and support.


The University provides basic textbooks for undergraduate students on a rental basis. The rental cost is included as a part of the fees students pay for registration each semester. Textbooks may be purchased from Textbook Rental, located in Moraine Hall. Graduate students are required to purchase their textbooks from the University Bookstore and are not assessed a rental fee. Students can expect to purchase some supplemental books and non-reusable materials such as workbooks and supplies.


In addition to the wide variety of information available in the library, several other collections of teaching and learning materials are available on campus. Many departments and academic programs have small libraries of periodicals or reference works for use by students, who may receive information at their major department.

The College of Arts and Communication provides a Music Listening Center and Art Slide Library, along with a collection of sheet music, in the Center of the Arts. In the Carlson Building, the College of Business and Economics maintains the Beattie Collection of current periodicals and reference works relating to subjects taught in that college.

The Wisconsin Instructional Technology Resource Center (WITRC) is located in the College of Education on the first floor of Winther Hall. The Resource Center contains a state-of-the-art instructional technology software collection and the latest developments in multi-media technology.

Finally, various University offices, for example, Career Services and the University Health and Counseling Services, have collections of information dealing with their functions.

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