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Big Research Support from a Small IT Organization: Montana State University Billings
February 1, 2013

For the typical, small central IT organization with limited funding, finding the adequate resources to provide requisite infrastructure, equipment, software, and technical support can be ch…

Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

Mobile IT—2011 ECAR Survey Questionnaire
July 14, 2011

This is the July 2011 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR study of information technology mobility in higher education. The study updates and expands our community’s understanding of how …

The Soft Side of SaaS: Implications for IT in Higher Education
May 3, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin provides an understanding of how the evolution of software as a service (SaaS) will impact the relationships and roles of business and IT organizations in our college…

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…

A Model for Highly Leveraged Procurements: The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
April 6, 2010

This research bulletin discusses the process and challenges of establishing a statewide education technology consortium and the leveraged purchasing and other benefits that can accrue to member …

More People, Not Just More Stuff: Developing a New Vision for Research Cyberinfrastructure
January 27, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin highlights a special academic program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies that has been developed with the express purpose of creating a new infor…

Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
January 13, 2009

This research bulletin describes a framework for cyberinfrastructure for the humanities, arts, and social science (HASS) disciplines that is rooted in the history and challenges of those discipli…

Climate Change, Campus Commitments, and IT
September 30, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes how several IT offices, largely at Maryland colleges and universities, are responding to the challenges issued in the American College & University Pres…

Cyberinfrastructure and the Evolution of Higher Education
September 2, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the role cyberinfrastructure will play as higher education evolves. Changes in the job markets, in higher education research and teaching, and in emerging ac…

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