Computer literacy has now become an essential part of curriculum and the new generation of scientists are experts in computer technology as well. Another important fact is that due to specialization, everyone is concentrating in his own field and an information technologist seldom finds time to learn anything outside his horizon. He is engaged in outsmarting others, making applications more and more complex. He fails to understand, that it is highly essential to integrate his products with other branches of sciences and the ultimate aim is welfare and improvement of the living conditions of human being. There are instances of scientific experiments failing due to lack of proper synchronization with the information technology. Both scientists and technologists blame each other for the failure.
So, what is a remedy to this problem? Every one has to realize that IT has become an integral part of day-to-day life and survival without it is difficult. Scientists who are lagging behind should acquire knowledge in this field by practical training. This is where E Journals are of significance. They can acquire knowledge through subscribing to E Journals without affecting their activities. Similarly, a computer technologist too should explore ways to suit his products to the requirement of other fields. Finally integration of both will surely be advantageous to the growing needs of the humanity.
Iowa State University was established on March 22, 1858 as Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm. Story County was selected as a site for this purpose on June 21, 1859 and the original farm of 648 acres was purchased for a cost of $5,379. Abraham Lincoln signed the law that led to the formation of the land-grant universities. Iowa State University was one of the first of these special colleges that were founded on three very unique concepts: Open higher education to all, teach practical classes and share knowledge far beyond the campus borders.
The Farm House was the first building on the Iowa State campus. It was completed in 1861, and in 1862, the Iowa legislature voted to accept the provision of the Morrill Act, which was awarded to the agricultural college in 1864. Iowa Agricultural College was later renamed as Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts in 1898.