Another humanities computing centre is dissolved

On Humanist there was an announcement that John Dawson, the Manager of the Literary and Linguistic Computing Centre of Cambridge (LLCC), was retiring and they were having a 45th year celebration conference and retirement party. What the announcement doesn’t say is that with the retirement of Dawson the Cambridge Computing Service is decommissioning the LLCC. I found this on a Computing Service page dedicated to the LLCC:

John Dawson, Manager of the centre will be retiring in October 2009. The LLCC will then cease to exist as a distinct unit, but Rosemary Rodd, current Deputy Manager, will continue to provide support for Humanities computing as a member of the Computing Service’s Technical User Services. She will be based on the New Museums Site.

It seems symptomatic of some shift.