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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 21, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 27   prev   next   current

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By the numbers

Office of Information Technology

Princeton NJ — As the University’s technological needs and infrastructure have grown, the Office of Information Technology has become a much-utilized resource for faculty, staff and students.

  • During the 2005-06 academic year, the OIT Help Desk responded to 58,786 phone and e-mail inquiries.
  • The University’s e-mail servers processed 600,000 messages a day last year. During the same period, there were 48.9 million files stored by members of the University community on OIT’s central file server.
  • The Princeton campus has 32 locations where students, faculty and staff can use OIT computers and printers to access their e-mail accounts and print documents. Last year there were more than half a million log-ins made at these computer clusters.
  • OIT offers a number of instructional programs through the Academic Services New Media Center, which was established in 1994 to serve as a multimedia laboratory where faculty, staff and students can learn about and use cutting-edge digital media. Last year, 2,237 members of the University community attended 293 OIT training classes on topics such as “Intermediate Roxen,” “PeopleSoft Purchasing” and “Introduction to Page Layout With Adobe InDesign.”
  • Last academic year, members of the University community attended 22 Lunch ’n Learn information technology seminars led by various faculty and staff on such topics as “All Things Google” and “The Truth About Females and Computing.” During the same period, OIT also sponsored 25 Productive Scholar seminars on how to use common desktop software to produce spreadsheets, scholarly papers, bibliographies and other documents.

Sources: Office of Information Technology annual reports and website.


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