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A Collaborative IT Support Model for Research at Georgetown University
July 14, 2006

This case study depicts the formation, characteristics, and organizational success factors of Georgetown University's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) division. In collaboration with univer…

Calit2: A Case Study in a Next-Generation Research Environment
February 8, 2006

In higher education, team-based, collaborative research activities, call for new modalities and methods of investigation. Calit2 is responding to this challenge by creating a next-generation rese…

Considering Open Source: A Framework for Evaluating Software in the New Economy
January 2, 2007

Open source software and the community source movement are raising questions for administrators about whether and when to adopt or devote resources to software development projects, provoking que…

Dynamics of Supporting Sakai Through Local and Global Collaboration
May 27, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the adjustments that the Indiana University information technology organization made, and continues to make, in order to support membership in Sakai. It has …

Happy Families, Good Fences, and Winning IT Collaborations
July 22, 2008

 This ECAR research bulletin introduces the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation research on successful collaborative practices in the context of higher education. It details 20 collaborative success …

Innovation and Information Infrastructure: Making Sound Investments for E-Research
November 16, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin provides a framework to assist universities in making sound investments in research information infrastructure in an increasingly complex global knowledge economy. In…

IT Collaboration: A Preview of Findings from the 2007 ECAR Study
June 19, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin addresses a unique strength of higher education: its commitment to sharing ideas and promoting open access to knowledge. These values shape IT in higher education as w…

IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources
June 28, 2007

Abstract This 2007 ECAR research study explores multi-institutional collaboration in terms of the types of information technology (IT) collaborations in higher education and the practices as…

IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources - Key Findings
June 28, 2007

This document presents the key findings from the 2007 ECAR study, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources. The study explores multi-institu…

IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources Roadmap
June 28, 2007

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2007 study, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resourc…