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Aligning IT Strategy to Open Source, Partnering, and Web Services
November 25, 2003

This research bulletin examines the current state of open source initiatives in higher education. It provides a roadmap for incorporating open source application development in an information tec…

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…

Digital Content Delivery Trends in Higher Education
April 25, 2006

Digital content delivery falls within the larger context of digital content management, which addresses a wide range of technologies, processes, and approaches. This research bulletin introduces …

Digital Rights Management: An Ecosystem Model and Scenarios for Higher Education
October 12, 2004

This research bulletin is the first of two bulletins devoted to digital rights management (DRM). It suggests a model for a DRM "ecosystem" in the higher education community and demonstr…

Digital Rights Management: Tools and Applications for Implementing DRM in a Digital Ecosystem
October 26, 2004

This research bulletin is the second of two devoted to digital rights management (DRM). It examines the components of a DRM ecosystem model for higher education and describes where policies need …

E-Books in Higher Education: Nearing the End of the Era of Hype?
January 8, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin examines the hype and the reality of e-books in higher education. Some experts predict that 2007-2009 will be transition years for the higher education e-book market, …

Emerging Digital Content Delivery Technologies in Higher Education
September 26, 2006

To take advantage of the opportunities digital technologies bring, and to prepare for the challenges they present, higher education leaders must understand the breadth of initiatives that now cov…

Information Technology and Creative Practices: Computing, Communications, and the Arts
July 14, 2005

Presentation at the Fourth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, July 13-15, 2005, New Castle Island, New Hampshire. At the intersection of computing and the arts (o…

Infrastructure and Practices to Facilitate Research Collaboration
July 14, 2005

Presentation at the Fourth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, July 13-15, 2005, New Castle Island, New Hampshire. The potential for IT to take research to new lev…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

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