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Office of Computing Services Records

Identifier: UA023

  • Staff Only


The Office of Computing Services developed COGITATE in March of 1985. This collection contains installation instructions and floppy disks.


  • 1985-1989

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

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.

Biography/Administrative History of Office of Computing Services Records

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.


The materials are arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

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


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

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2003.

Inventory of the Office of Computing Services (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records, 1985-1989
Yen M. Tang
Copyright 2002.
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA