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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…

Campus IT Security: Governance, Strategy, Policy, and Enforcement
August 15, 2006

Successful implementation of an effective information, data, and system "security blanket" for higher education institutions requires recognition of and action upon the cultural, politi…

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. …

Institutional Strategies and Policies for Electronic Theses and Dissertations
June 20, 2006

Almost without exception, students produce theses and dissertations in electronic formats, and it would seem that an institutional electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) program would be the ru…

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 …

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 …

IT Governance: Determining Who Decides
November 22, 2005

This research bulletin provides an overview of IT governance, explains why such governance is important, describes the IT governance work at Syracuse University, and outlines how other institutio…

Information Technology Accessibility in Higher Education: Research and Promising Practices
June 7, 2005

Federal law requires higher education entities to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to programs and services, including those that use information technology. In …

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…