Information Services

Information Services is responsible for the provision of high-quality academic and management information services, including library, media, and computing services in support of the learning, teaching, research and administrative needs of a population of approximately 25,000 staff and students at University College Cork. In addition, Information Services plays a prominent part in regional and national developments in library services and information technology.

A

    • Academic Staff: Support for Academic staff
    • Access Control: Access Control is a module of HRIS. Local administrators can give UCC staff and contractors access to certain areas of the college. The IT services department supports the application and underlying hardware.
    • Accessing Libraries Outside UCC: Through various cooperative schemes UCC staff and postgraduate students can gain access to the Libraries of other third level institutions.
    • Accessing UCC Library: Accessing UCC Library
    • Agresso: Agresso is an online financial management system that allows UCC staff to submit expense claims raise purchase orders and run financial reports. The IT Services department supports the servers and software that are required to implement this service. The services is administered on a day to day bases by the Finance Office.
    • Alumni Management: Alumni Management
    • Android devices: For users of Android mobile devices the staff IT helpdesk will provide first level support. Android devices can be connected to the university wi-fi.
    • Antivirus: PC purchased through IT Services will have centralised management of our F-Secure anti-virus products using F-Secure Policy Manager (currently over 4500 clients reporting back to this service).
    • App: UCC Connect is an app designed to bring UCC right to you on your smartphone. Developed by Granite Digital for the UCC Student's Union, and in conjunction with the Digital Estate Working Group, it is the official UCC campus life application.
    • Apple iMac iPad iPhone: Advice on purchasing of Apple products for UCC Staff.
    • Archives: Dedicated to helping preserve archival material whether manuscript photographic or digital
    • Automated book returns: Automated book return machine returns items and sorts them into various sections for re-shelving.
    • AV Installations: AVMS provide advice design and install tailored AV systems in departmental areas such as seminar rooms meeting rooms and laboratories.
    • AV Technical Support: If you have an issue you have been unable to solve using the FAQ you can inform AVMS of the issue.

B

C

    • Career's Office FDR: First Destination Reports - tracking how UCC graduates do once they leave. IT Services supports the underlying applications software and hardware
    • Catalogue: Online Public Access Catalogue
    • Computer Labs Support: IT Services manage and maintain a series of IT Centres for the use of registered UCC students.
    • Computers in Lecture rooms: This Service provides IT management and support to departments and schools for their computer equipped teaching rooms.
    • Conference and Event Support: AVMS will provide technical support for conferences or events. This is a charged service.
    • Conference email access: Organising a conference in UCC? IT Services can help by creating a conference email account.
    • SiteManager CMS: The system that UCC uses to update web pages
    • CORA (Cork Open Research Archive): Institutional repositories are a key part of the wider Open Access to Research movement which seeks to provide free online access to the full text of scholarly publications.
    • Core Payroll HRIS: IT Services support the underlying hardware and software used by the HRIS application. Core Payroll is one module of said system.
    • Core Time and Attendance: Part of the HRIS system Core Time and Attendance is used to track staff leave. IT Services support the hardware and software that runs this service.
    • Customer Services: Offers a broad range of facilities and services. It is the first point of contact on entering the Library.

D

    • Data transfer from personal computer: Recently received a new PC? IT Services can transfer the data from your old computer to your new one.
    • Data Warehouse: The UCC Data warehouse is an application that was developed by the IT Services department in conjunction with the Registrars Office (System Administration) and an external company - Client Solutions. The application provides consistent and timely student information to UCC staff. Questions regarding the data should be directed to regadmin@ucc.ie
    • Database Portal: Electronic Resources
    • Desktop and Laptop Services: The IT Services department supports user hardware from purchase to disposal. Devices bought through IT Services will be configured for UCC's network and will contain the latest supported versions of the Microsoft Windows Operating System or MacOS. Applications such as Microsoft Office will also be installed.
    • Digital Signage: AVMS is responsible for the digital signage systems in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex and in the Western Gateway Building.
    • Disability Support: Disability Support
    • DMIS: Departmental Module Information System for returning student marks at module level. Also provides class lists and module results reports.
    • Document Management - Therefore: Therefore document management system provides central administration staff a facility to scan and archive documents for students and staff.

E

    • Core Portal ESS: ESS - Employee Self Service allows UCC staff to access their payslips on line. IT Services supports the underlying hardware and application software
    • EduGate: The EduGate federation is comprised of Irish Higher Education Institutions and Organisations that have agreed upon a standard procedure for exchanging information about users and resources to enable access and use of those resources and services. The EduGate federation is a service operated by HEAnet For UCC Staff your edugate credentials are your UCC email address and Central password.
    • Eduroam wifi: eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is the secure world-wide roaming infrastructure used by affiliated Users and educational facilities to allow their staff students and Users to visit other participating institutions and continue to have wireless connectivity . Being part of eduroam allows users to access a wireless network at a visited participating institution simply using by using credentials (i.e. username and password) assigned to them by their home institution.
    • EduStorage: Summary: EduStorage is a networked cloud data storage service provided by IT Services and HEAnet to the University community. EduStorage provides cloud-based remote data storage via the university's 10Gb link to HEAnet that is presented as a normal network mounted disk drive to a UCC-owned server.
    • Student Umail: Providing email and cloud storage to students and alumni of the University. All UCC students automatically have an email account created for them. Umail is the name of the UCC Student Email service, it is powered by Google. Your UCC Email account is yours for life.
    • Encryption Laptop: This service provides for the encryption of the internal hard disks of University laptops.
    • Energy Management: Green IT - Tips on how you can help protect the environment while still getting the most out of IT.
    • Equipment Hire - AVMS: AVMS offered a range of AV equipment that can be hired by staff for conferences or other events. This is a charged service
    • Exam Papers: Online access to exam papers
    • External Hosting of Personal Data: A service to ensure the safekeeping of UCC personal data when it is hosted externally.
    • External Readers/Visitors: Access service for external readers and visitors

F

    • Large File Sender: Filesender allows us to upload and send files of up to 2GB in size for non-HTML5 browsers.

G

    • Governance: Governance
    • Graphic Design: Layout design and illustration; image and graphical correction using Photoshop; advice given on layout and colour usage in documents brochures and posters; help and advice on the correct usage of the University's branding.
    • Group Study Rooms: Rooms that can be booked by students for study purposes
    • Guest Wi-Fi Internet access: Visiting UCC? Information on connecting to the guest Wi-Fi and Eduroam

H

    • Hardware Purchase: This service provides for the purchase provisioning of computers and connected IT equipment
    • Helpdesk/Service desk: The IT Helpdesk. Your first point of contact for any IT related issue.
    • Helpdesk - Student IT: The Student IT Helpdesk is your first point of contact for any student IT related issues. The main helpdesk is located in the Boole Basement and a second desk is located on the ground floor of the Boole Library.

I

    • ID Card - Staff: Staff ID cards are issued by HR. IT Services supports the HR department in the creation of Staff ID cards and contractor cards.
    • Inter Library Loans: Where UCC library does not own a copy of a book or journal the Inter Library Loans service may be able to source these from other libraries worldwide.
    • Internet Access: This service provides high performance and consistent network access from UCC's Local Area Network (LAN) and Wi-Fi services to the Internet through Irelands National Education and Research network provided by HEANET.
    • IRIS: The Institutional Information System (IRIS ) is an easy-to-use web-based application that allows users to maintain update and publicize their profiles. IT services maintain the servers and update the software required to run the services. Support is provided by the Research Office.
    • ITS Student Administration: ITS is a database system to support the administration life-cycle of students. It includes application registration examination and award. IT Services works with the Registrars Office to support ITS.
    • ITS Student Web Services: Online portal system allowing students to register for modules pay fees and obtain their exam results. Accessible through portal@UCC
    • UCC on iTunes U: UCC on iTunes U provides access to several educational audio and video lectures, lessons and podcasts - all available free from the iTunes Store.

J

K

L

    • Learning Technologies: The mission of the Learning Technologies Unit is to stimulate and support the development of electronic course delivery in UCC.
    • Lecture Capture: Lectures can be recorded using Panopto with automated delivery to the relevant Blackboard course for students to watch. Supported by Audio Video and Media Services.
    • Logon Accounts: All UCC staff and registered students need a logon account to access university computers. A logon account is made up of a username and password. If you do not have a username and password you must contact the appropriate helpdesk.

M

    • Mailing lists: IT Services manages a large number of college-wide mailing lists using LISTSERV. New lists can be created by filling in a form. These lists are completely separate from those maintained within Microsoft Exchange.
    • Mark-up / file format advice and help - LaTex: Mark-up / file format advice and help
    • MCQs: UCC Information Technology Services provides an OMR (Optical Mark Reader) service for correcting multiple choice (ABCDE) and true/false exams. The answer forms for these exams are available from IT Services.
    • Media Hosting: Users can upload their original videos using an easy-to-use upload form.
    • Media Production: AVMS can produce video or audio content for UCC departments. Details on these services are here.
    • Multi database search engine- Searcher: Electronic Resources
    • Multimedia Area: Multimedia Area

N

O

    • Office 365: Office 365 is a suite of online applications. These are office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Skype for Business web conferencing and hosted email for business.
    • Open Access Computing: This service provides general purpose and prioritised computing facilities for all University students through the Student IT Centres located across the University. Full details can be found on the SIT web site. See the service link below.
    • Oracle DBA: Installation configuration tuning and day to day management of Oracle-based production systems. Also Oracle procedures development business continuity planning and liaising with system vendors to ensure compliance with UCC internal Oracle standards.

P

    • PAC Postgraduate Applications: The IT Services departments supports the underlying hardware and software necessary to keep the PAC service running.
    • Password changes/resets - Student: If you forgot your password or it expired the instructions for getting it reset are detailed below.
    • Password Policies: If you forgot your password or it expired the instructions for getting it reset are detailed below.
    • Personal Computer Support: What personal computer support is available for UCC staff.
    • Photographic Services: Professional photographic services to the University community. Public relations corporate and medical imagery advice and image store. See service website for details.
    • Plagiarism Detection: UCC's online plagiarism prevention service uses 'Turnitin' (see Plagiarism Policy) and is integrated with UCC Blackboard. It operates by checking submitted work against online internet sources and previously submitted work.
    • Postgraduates/Researchers: Support for Postgraduates/Researchers
    • Print Service: Student printing service - available in Student IT Centres.
    • Project Management: Project Management - see what IT Services are working on to improve IT Services through out the college
    • Pubble Service - Live Q&A: Pubble is a community engagement platform that brings the social web to your site. What this means is that the Pubble system allows users to type questions directly to a group of moderators through a specific webpage. These questions are displayed on the site immediately and the moderators can be assigned questions to answer. The moderators then answer their assigned questions. The answers are immediately posted to the live site, similar to a twitter feed.
    • Publish - myTimetable: Publish allows students to create their own individual timetable.
    • Password Manager - Staff (Self Services): Registered users can reset there UCC email password using this service.

Q

R

    • Recording Studio: AVMS have an acoustically isolated studio that can be using for filming. Details on the service can be found by clicking on the service webpage below.
    • Research Cloud Infrastructure: A service offering internal cloud computing infrastructure as a service for the UCC community.
    • Research IT Support: Software and systems for research projects and individual researchers, including postgraduate research.
    • Room Bookings and Timetabling: Supporting the application used for timetabling and room bookings.

S

    • Survey software online: LimeSurvey is an package for creating online surveys, available to anyone on campus
    • Sanitisation and Destruction of Electronic Media: This service provides for the safe erasure and/or physical destruction of electronic media devices including hard disks USB pen drives CDs DVDs floppy disks and magnetic tapes.
    • Security Services: The IT Services Department provides a software update management service through maintenance windows, compliance reporting and automatic enforcement. Updates are tested and released on a monthly schedule to all domain joined Windows computers. The IT Services Department also ensures that virus definitions are kept up to date on domain joined computers using F-Secure antivirus.
    • Self Issues: Self-Issues Machines for checking out books
    • Smartcard Service: Smartcard is a payment service used in UCC. It works via Staff and Student ID cards. Currently it can used by students to pay for printing. The service is managed by the Smartcard Office.
    • Smartphones & Tablets (Mobile Services): Get help connecting your device to the Wi-Fi and other mobile device support
    • Software: The Combined Higher Education Software Team, "CHEST" project negotiates special deals for the purchasing and licensing of software for third level educational institutions.
    • Special Collections Services: The care and conservation of rare books manuscript material ephemera photographs and works of art and facilitating research.
    • SQL Server DBA: Installation, configuration and management of SQL Server systems. Defining UCC standards, procedures and documentation. Liaising with software providers to ensure compliance with UCC SQL Server standards and connectivity to their applications. This service underpins many applications including Alumni Management and Pensions. This service is provided as part of IT Services projects to install new or upgrade applications for UCC systems. We do not provide a DBA service on a request basis.
    • Study and Research Help: Support and training in study and research
    • Subject Guides: Subject guides represent many of the subject areas covered by the Library. Within each portal are subject resources and other links chosen by Librarians to assist you in finding information in your area of interest.
    • System Integration: System Integration

T

    • Technical Services: The acquisition organisation and physical processing of the Library collections.
    • Training: IT courses for UCC staff and postgrads; ECDL testing and training for all including undergraduates; MS Office application and SiteManager (CMS) support.
    • Typesetting: TeX and LaTeX have been in use in UCC since the mid-1980s. The majority of users are still in the natural sciences, especially mathematics, physics, and engineering; but the biggest growth area in recent years has been in the Humanities. The service link below identifies some of the most frequently-requested resources.

U

V

    • Video Conference: Videoconferencing links two or more remote locations together so groups in each location can see and hear each other. Details or arrange a video conference can be found here.
    • Virtual App & Desktop: Virtual App & Desktop is a desktop and application virtualisation environment that makes it easy for UCC staff to access UCC back office applications.

W

    • Web Services: Support services for web sites and web development
    • Web Sites: We provide access and support to the content management system and the web servers for the provision of UCC websites.
    • Wi-Fi Internet Access: The eduroam Wi-Fi Service is available for UCC staff who wish to connect their laptop,tablet, smartphone or other compliant portable computer device to the Internet while on campus. The staff member can connect with their UCC Staff email address and password

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Y

Z

  • Accessing Libraries Outside UCC: Through various cooperative schemes UCC staff and postgraduate students can gain access to the Libraries of other third level institutions.
  • Accessing UCC Library: Accessing UCC Library
  • App: UCC Connect is an app designed to bring UCC right to you on your smartphone. Developed by Granite Digital for the UCC Student's Union, and in conjunction with the Digital Estate Working Group, it is the official UCC campus life application.
  • Archives: Dedicated to helping preserve archival material whether manuscript photographic or digital
  • Automated book returns: Automated book return machine returns items and sorts them into various sections for re-shelving.
  • Blackboard (Virtual Learning Environment): This service provides UCCs online and blended learning environment in support of Academic Teaching and Learning.
  • Blogs - Wordpress: IT Services run a hostname based Wordpress farm. This allow projects the option of having foobar.ucc.ie website.
  • Catalogue: Online Public Access Catalogue
  • Computer Labs Support: IT Services manage and maintain a series of IT Centres for the use of registered UCC students.
  • SiteManager CMS: The system that UCC uses to update web pages
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  • Academic Staff: Support for Academic staff
  • Access Control: Access Control is a module of HRIS. Local administrators can give UCC staff and contractors access to certain areas of the college. The IT services department supports the application and underlying hardware.
  • Accessing Libraries Outside UCC: Through various cooperative schemes UCC staff and postgraduate students can gain access to the Libraries of other third level institutions.
  • Accessing UCC Library: Accessing UCC Library
  • Agresso: Agresso is an online financial management system that allows UCC staff to submit expense claims raise purchase orders and run financial reports. The IT Services department supports the servers and software that are required to implement this service. The services is administered on a day to day bases by the Finance Office.
  • Alumni Management: Alumni Management
  • Android devices: For users of Android mobile devices the staff IT helpdesk will provide first level support. Android devices can be connected to the university wi-fi.
  • Antivirus: PC purchased through IT Services will have centralised management of our F-Secure anti-virus products using F-Secure Policy Manager (currently over 4500 clients reporting back to this service).
  • Apple iMac iPad iPhone: Advice on purchasing of Apple products for UCC Staff.
  • Archives: Dedicated to helping preserve archival material whether manuscript photographic or digital
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