- 1956, 1981-2000 (Creation)
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This series document’s Gotlieb’s role in several University of Toronto committees and initiatives, mainly relating to computers and their increasing use in the teaching and research functions of the University. Except for two small files dealing with the FERUT project in the 1960s, the committees documented here date from about the early 1980s to 2001. This was a time that saw exponential growth in the use and access to computers, first with the proliferation of personal computers and later with the development of the Internet. Included are files on the Toronto Waterloo Cooperative on Information Technology 1981-1985, the Working Group for a Canadian Electronic Text Network 1988, and the Identity Technology Working Group (Smart Card Review Committee). There are extensive printed e-mail files containing reports, discussions and correspondence for the Information Highway Working Group. This latter group was loosely related to the University since more that half its members were Faculty. It played a consultative role to the federal government on the development of the Internet.
Also included in this series are records relating to the Task Force on Academic Computing and New Media. It includes correspondence, e-mail, reports, surveys and notes from meetings. This Task Force was the successor of the Task force that set up the Information Commons. It was mandated to focus on “exploiting the academic computing and new media to enhance teaching and research, to enhance the communication among members of the University, and to connect effectively with a wider, external academic computer” .
1. Report of the Task Force on Academic Computing and New Media, Working Draft 5, Feb. 14 2000 p. 3.
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B2002-0003/007: all other files.