IT and Information Services

Welcome message from Helen Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Goldsmiths, University of London

IT and Information Services

The Department of IT & Information Services (IT&IS) is responsible for providing a wide range of integrated services to support the learning and teaching, research and administrative work of the University. The Department plays a key role in ensuring that staff and students are provided with excellent facilities and high quality support services, to enhance their experience of working and studying at Goldsmiths.

The Department also plays a vital role in developing and supporting the College’s major business systems, ensuring the effective use of digital technologies and enabling Goldsmiths to meet the issues and challenges facing universities in an increasingly competitive and demanding environment.

The Goldsmiths Library

The Goldsmiths Library serves over 18,000 readers: staff and students of Goldsmiths, alumni and external users.

Its collections cover the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and relate to the teaching and research of the College.

In addition to some 300,000 books and 7,000 print and electronic journals, it contains extensive audio-visual and school practice collections as well as a growing number of special collections and archives which reflect the College’s interest in the creative and performing arts.

The Library is also responsible for Goldsmiths Research Online, Goldsmiths Journals Online and Goldsmiths Art Collection.

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Business Systems Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan defines a Goldsmiths’ Business System and sets out a series of principles which will underpin the approach to the management of the portfolio.

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