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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…

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 …

Large-Scale Open Source E-Learning Systems at Open University UK
June 10, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin examines the factors leading to the selection of the open source learning management system at the Open University, details the many aspects of development work that h…

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 …

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice Roadmap
January 23, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice, by Mark R. Nelson. This ECAR re…

The Kuali Group: Effective Practices and Structures Foster a Successful Collaboration
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

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…