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Web Space 9: A Journey Through Time
July 18, 2006

This bulletin discusses the processes being applied to refine the focus of the University of Toronto's institution-wide Web space to better serve the community in a more coordinated manner. …

The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance
June 22, 2004

More than a year after passage of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002, relatively few universities and colleges have implemented it. This research bulletin …

The Afterlives of Courses on the Network: Information Management Issues for Learning Management Systems
November 26, 2002

Course management/learning management systems are used with increasing frequency in higher education, yet little attention has been paid to the information management policy issues surrounding th…

The Academic Library in a 2.0 World
September 16, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin provides a context for the current state of academic libraries and the issues they face in a Web 2.0 world. The literature suggests that library services in higher edu…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…

Surveying the Steps to a Secure Emory University
March 28, 2006

This research bulletin summarizes how Emory University used the results of a security survey of higher education institutions to make important, peer-informed decisions on how to secure and prote…

Riding Through Turbulence: IP Rights for Knowledge Producers
December 6, 2005

The complex issues surrounding intellectual property rights for knowledge producers, institutions, publishers, and others continue to evolve and impact higher education in general and society at …

Regulatory Compliance Training: Public Jobs, Private Data
April 15, 2008

This research bulletin details the procedures and processes undertaken by the University of Minnesota to ensure that all employees, from student workers and custodial staff through senior researc…

Records Management in a Digital World
August 6, 2002

College and university administrators are interested in records management because records document the activities of the institution and are essential in making informed decisions and maintainin…

Protecting the Security of Research Data
November 8, 2011

The effective protection and management of research data has become a hot topic in U.S. higher education. Funding agencies increasingly require data management plans as part of grant submittals…

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