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University of London Computer Centre

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/ULCC
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Computer Centre
Date(s): 1968-1996
Level of description: Sub-fonds of the University of London archive
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Extent: 70 folders, 6 reports, 2 handbooks, 5 booklets and 3 information packs.
Name of creator(s): University of London | Computer Centre
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The University of London Computer Centre was set up in 1968 following the University's acceptance of a Government report on how to facilitate the computing needs of universities. The aim of ULCC was to offer a service to all universities in Britain but most of its resources were devoted to thirteen universities in the south of England and to institutions of the University of London.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises copies of ULCC newsletters, user guides, guidance notes and handbooks; reports and reviews; meeting papers for the Adviser's Group, Phototypesetting Working Group and User Group, ASM/MVT, UNICOS and the Information Services Working Party; administrative papers, in particular those relating to the University of London Typesetting Service and floppy disks with information on IUTC.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1. Newsletters, User Guides and Handbooks. 2. Reports and Reviews. 3. Meeting Papers. 4. Administrative Papers and Computer Disks.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although access may be restricted by the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogued online. A handlist is available in the Special Collections reading room. A pdf is attached to the sub-fonds description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

University of London Computer Centre

Allied Materials

Related material:

Senate House Library also holds archives of the University of London Computing Services (reference UoL/CP).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2006-08-24, Michael Broadway; 2007-05-22, Richard Temple; 2011-07-14

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