The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Technology Director, Tarek Elemam, displays ASCSA servers, including EU Project servers hosting website & digitized materials.

Information Technology (IT) Department

The IT Department was established on December 5, 1995, to support the mission of the ASCSA through technology, and to service the IT needs of its departments on a day to day basis. Starting from a base of just three stand-alone computers, the ASCSA is now of one the most advanced foreign archaeological schools in Greece in terms of computer technology, equipment and services.

The IT department is supporting day to day more than 43 staff workstations, 35 Public terminals, and more than 50 Printers and other computer peripherals. All spread around the main building and associated buildings in Kolonaki all linked together by a 1GB fiber optic network. With more than 18 wireless access points that provide Secure wireless internet connectivity to its members and staff on all of the floors of both libraries, in the Wiener Laboratory, and Loring Hall.

The IT Department support applications such as local infrastructure (mail, Web hosting, Aleph500(ambrosia), FTP, authentication, DNS); Events, Lecture & exhibitions (PowerPoint, and digital applications, and digital video recordings);  computing lab (ePrint, MS Office applications, media tools, computing power, AutoCAD); Scientific research computing (SPSS, Digital microscope applications); Accounting (purchasing, payroll, general ledger accounting applications, etc.) Administration (Databases, Contacts, student records).

The IT Department operates with an emphasis on process and services, integrating service support across the ASCSA, and works collaboratively with all the main departments, and works closely with the Agora and Corinth excavation and with a joint digital data backup center. The current ASCSA Data center hosts the internet & local infrstruction. And with a total of 16TB storage space, soon to be upgraded to 24TB. Backups of Digital materinal from the Archives, Gennadius and Corinth are all stored,with Digital files sizes from 4MB till 400MB per file.

IT department Data center main responsibilities also include:
• Maintaining data center infrastructure (racking, cabling, power, cooling, etc.)
• Facility event monitoring, management and response
• Data center facilities management, including access control, cable management and documentation, maintenance planning and communication
• Data center capacity management and planning
• Supporting distributed computing lab operations, including hardware and software troubleshooting and problem resolution
• Providing facility support for the ASCSA Computing Resources
• Planning, coordinating and testing the Business Recovery Plan, Backups
• Digital library storage management, tracking and retrieval
• Managing IT projects , data center migrations, large data-related renovations, equipment replacements and server installs and decommissions


ASCSA IT Services

- Computer Lab
- Autocad room
- Wireless Access for members
- Digital presentation support
  The American School of Classical Studies has a couple of digital projector for its members’ presentations.
Desktop Support Guidelines

Questions? Read the IT department’s FAQ’s.