Campus Computing News
By Dr. Maurice Leatherbury, Senior Director of Academic Computing
New Building for Computing Center and Others
Everyone in the Computing Center is excited and grateful about plans to build an expansion to the Information Sciences Building to house many of our operations. Approved by the Board of Regents in February, the expansion and resulting additional space is planned to be shared between the Computing Center, the Microcomputer Maintenance Shop, and Classroom Support Services. The Computing Center will vacate the offices it has on the second floor of the ISB (to be filled by the School of Library and Information Sciences), all of its second-floor offices in Marquis Hall, and the offices its telecommunications department currently has in the Health Center. In addition, the ISB 110 general access computer lab will be turned over to the Science and Technology Library (the lab will be relocated, either within the ISB or in the new addition).
The additional space is badly needed to house CC staff (most of whom share offices designed for one person) and to provide adequate space for the growing number of computers and data communications devices that are currently on the first floor of the ISB. Planning for the building has begun, with anticipated move-in some time in late 2002.
Team Web to Start Drafting New UNT Web Publishing Policy
New State of Texas rules for state Web sites have been adopted (see http://www.state.tx.us/Standards/S201-12.htm for the new standard) and UNT's Web policy needs to be revised to conform to the State's mandate. Team Web, the group on campus that is charged with recommending Web policy, will meet during the week of March 27th to revise the current UNT policy (http://www.unt.edu/irc/policy/webpubr.htm) for adoption by the IRC and the Board.
There are significant new requirements in the State standards that will affect Web design on campus. Principal among those new rules are:
Anyone at UNT who develops Web pages should be on the lookout for the revised UNT policy and should start familiarizing themselves with the State regulations.