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Supporting Information Governance through Records and Information Management
April 8, 2014

The expanding scope of IT initiatives in higher education institutions now goes well beyond basic desktop and enterprise applications. IT is often asked to focus on efforts to establish…

Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration
February 5, 2008

This research bulletin examines the wiki philosophy and how it fits within the Web 2.0 context. While wikis offer a number of benefits for supporting knowledge creation in collaborative groups, t…

The Chronopolis Project: A Grid-based Archival Digital Preservation Solution
February 25, 2010

The long-term preservation of digital research data is one of the key emerging challenges of research cyberinfrastructure. This case study examines Chronopolis, a Library of Congress-sponsored de…

The Kuali Group: Effective Practices and Structures Foster a Successful Collaboration
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …

The Soft Side of SaaS: Implications for IT in Higher Education
May 3, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin provides an understanding of how the evolution of software as a service (SaaS) will impact the relationships and roles of business and IT organizations in our college…

The Technical and Societal Implications of Networking: A Personal Perspective
July 15, 2005

Presentation at the Fourth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, July 13-15, 2005, New Castle Island, New Hampshire. As early as 1996, Farber advised us about the in…

The University in a Networked Economy and Society
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. When Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Soc…

The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN): A Statewide Collaborative IT Security Resource
October 17, 2006

This case study examines ways in which the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN) provides a blueprint for higher education institutions interested in collaboratively pro…

Using Social Software to Enhance IT Operations
July 3, 2007

This research bulletin offers representative examples of social software in action within IT organizations at three institutions -- Duke University; the University of California, San Diego; and t…

What Do Researchers Need? Higher Education IT from the Researcher’s Perspective
August 17, 2006

Research methods, research subjects, the composition of research teams, and collaborative practices have all been affected in ways that are important to those who manage research and information …

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