The Kentucky Register


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMPUTING CENTER

JANUARY 1966 VOL 2, ISSUE 3

UNIVERSITY APPROVES DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

A new department in the College of Arts and Sciences has been approved by the Board of Trustees effective January 1, 1966. The Department of Computer Science will grant baccalaureate degrees based on a curriculum which is similar to the one recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Dr. Silvio Navarro, Directory of the Computing Center, has been appointed Acting Chairman of the new department by President Oswald. Dr. Navarro will retain the directorship of the Center.

Although the name "Computer Science" does not properly describe the content of the new curriculum, the name has been chosen by a majority of the universities starting similar departments. The new discipline also appears under the names of information science, information processing, information systems science, etc.

The new "department" will attempt to train students who can follow one of several paths upon receiving the baccalaureate degree. They can:

  1. Continue towards a graduate degree in Computer Science.
  2. Become professional in one of the many areas of computer and information science.
  3. Apply their training to areas other than computer science, i.e., applied mathematics, engineering, management science, statistics, etc.
  4. Continue towards a graduate degree in a field other than Computer Science.
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MEDICAL LIBRARY DOCUMENT WRITER

An IBM 870 Document Writer has been installed by the University Medical Center Library. The Document Writer consists of a typewriter and a keypunch which may be used simultaneously or separately. The purpose, or main purpose, of the installation is to automate book and document cataloging.

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