Prentice Computer Centre

University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications (1971). Prentice Computer Centre. The University of Queensland.

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Creator University of Queensland, Office of Marketing and Communications
Title Prentice Computer Centre
Publisher The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1971
Series Photographs of the Office of Marketing and Communications
Type Image/Jpeg
Original Format Photograph
Source University of Queensland Archives, UQA S909 p1373k
Language eng
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Subject 430100 Historical Studies
Abstract/Summary Before the age of personal computers or laptops, computing science required large, well-ventilated spaces to house the enormous processing machines. The Prentice Computer Centre was located in the old Hawken building; today the building is known as the Prentice building. Professor Sydney Prentice realised the importance of the electronic computer and was instrumental in the establishment of the University's first computer centre in 1962. He administered the computer centre from 1962 to 1969 and was responsible for the procurement of a large time-shared computer system in 1969. He was appointed an Emeritus Professor in 1973 and awarded an Order of Australia in 1979. [Some information obtained from 'Honour Names Booklet', an unpublished booklet produced by Media and Information Services in 1985].
Keyword University of Queensland
University of Queensland - History
Computer Science

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