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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…

A Dozen Gurus Describe IT Collaborations That Work
May 22, 2012

What factors are most important when evaluating a specific IT collaboration? To answer this question, the authors asked an experienced group of IT leaders to analyze collaborations with w…

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…

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…

Campus Learning Spaces: Investing in How Students Learn
April 12, 2005

This research bulletin describes the active, visual, collaborative learning processes that an increasing number of university and college students prefer, and it outlines strategies for designing…

Change at the University of Kansas: Process, Experimentation, and Collaboration
January 17, 2006

This research bulletin discusses how leaders at the University of Kansas merged the Libraries and Information Technology into an Information Services department using well-documented strategies f…

CHEMA Looks at the Future of Higher Education, 2006
January 30, 2006

This survey instrument is part of a project sponsored by CHEMA to look at the future of higher education from the perspective of its members. The project will examine how the executives who lead …

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…

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…

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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