U-M Software Directory open for new partners

By | March 17, 2022
An open laptop on a blue to yellow gradient background. Multi-colored cubes with icons for different types of software are "spilling out" of the laptop screen and floating up into the air. Next to the laptop is the U-M Software Directory logo.
(Rachael Wojciechowski)

The U-M Software Directory team is now ready to welcome additional unit partners aboard! In November 2021, the U-M Software Directory launched with a select list of software available from three ITS areas: Software Services, Campus Computing Sites, and MiWorkspace. The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and the Office of University Development (OUD) added some of their software titles last month including iClicker Cloud, Knitro, Cvent, and Jira.

Efficient access to software resources is critical to the university’s mission. Listing your unit’s software in the directory will make it easier for students, faculty, and staff to identify and locate relevant software they need to conduct their work. The easy-to-use interface helps you quickly identify the software you need, what is available to you across campus and from whom, and potential alternatives. A central university software database would also help unit administrators to track software licenses to better manage cost, visibility, compliance, and security around titles at both the central and unit level.

Partner units’ software titles will be searchable by the entire U-M community, including faculty, staff, students, sponsored affiliates, etc. across all three campuses and Michigan Medicine. The directory team will provide onboarding materials, training, and partner-specific support information.

If you’re interested in partnering to add your unit’s software licenses to this directory, contact its.software@umich.edu.


The directory team is offering consultation meetings to answer questions about the directory, how to become a partner, partner resources and training, and more. To schedule a consultation, contact its.software@umich.edu.

About the Software Directory

The U-M Software Directory aims to be a central library of software titles and packages available to faculty, staff, and students across all three academic campuses and Michigan Medicine. The Software Directory project was directed by the Strategic Advisory Committee (STAC) and completed by Information and Technology Services (ITS) in partnership with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and the Office of University Development (OUD).

Visit the U-M Software Directory service page to learn more. You can also self-join the U-M Software Directory MCommunity group to receive future project updates and onboarding opportunity announcements.