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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 New Model for Supporting Research at Purdue University
July 25, 2005

This case study investigates the genesis, nature, and outcomes of Purdue University's notable transformation in how research activities interact with institutional information technology. Of…

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…

Digital Humanities at the Crossroads: The University of Virginia
July 25, 2005

This case study explores how the University of Virginia has managed to integrate the expertise of scholars, librarians, and technologists to achieve leadership in the digital humanities. It highl…

Empowering Technology Research Support: University of Washington
February 1, 2013

The University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) department and UW’s eScience Institute have been charged with supporting the research community’s vast and sophisticated technolo…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Transforming the Campus Experience with the MIT Mobile Web
April 30, 2009

This ECAR case study complements the 2009 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan with Judith A. Pirani, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education. The study examines current…

Network Funding Models: Cornell University; University of California, San Diego; and University of Wisconsin–Madison
February 7, 2005

This multi-part case study examines three different approaches to building a sustainable network funding model. The cases focus on three complex research universities that use strategies that may…

Post-9/11 Emergency Response and Business Continuity Changes at Pace University and New York University
March 29, 2007

This case study investigates how two major New York City universities, Pace University and New York University, changed their business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency response thinki…

Seizing the Moment: A New Model for Disaster Recovery at Florida State University
March 29, 2007

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education, which provides higher education with empi…

Shared IT Services: Three Examples of Multi-Institutional Collaboration
December 2, 2004

This multi-part case study examines three higher education examples of collaborations on shared IT services. It focuses on the New England Research and Education Network (NEREN) and a consortium …