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About the EDUCAUSE Library
The EDUCAUSE Library is the pre-emninent clearing house for information about timely topics and research supporting the use and management of technology in higher education. It aggregates over 20,000 resources submitted by EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis Research (ECAR), EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), Grant programs and our members.
General resources include articles, books, conference sessions, multimedia, plans, policies, webinars and blog content. Further explore the library with our various search filters.
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The EDUCAUSE Library is an international repository for information concerning use and management of information technology (IT) in higher education. It aggregates over 20,000 resources submitted by EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR), EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), Grant programs and our members.
General resources include articles, books, conference sessions, effective practices, multimedia, plans, policies, webinars and blog content.
Content Submitted and Collected
Specific resources include;
- Agreements or Contracts
- Articles, Briefs, Papers and Reports
- Blogs and Wikis
- Certification, Education, Training and Tutorials
- Government Documents
- Plans and Guidelines
- Policies and Procedures
- Presentations and Seminar
- Programs & Projects
- Web Sites
About Our Publications
EDUCAUSE, and its affiliates, publish a number of books, periodicals, monographs, reports, white papers and more.
- EDUCAUSE Quarterly (EQ) was an online, peer-reviewed, practitioner's journal from EDUCAUSE about managing and using information resources in higher education. EQ is published in an online-only format with multimedia (graphics, live links, audio, and video) and community-building applications that enhance the magazine’s value. EDUCAUSE Quarterly is longer published in its current format. EQ content/topics are covered in EDUCAUSE Review Online, launched early June 2012.
- EDUCAUSE Review is the association's magazine for the higher education IT community. Published bimonthly in print (22,000 distributed copies) and online (over 50,000 visits per month), the magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.
- EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know series provides quick, no-jargon overviews of emerging technologies and related practices affecting higher education.
- EDUCAUSE Papers are overviews of key higher education issues. They provide some basic, but also current, information on the status of particular topic area.
- Core Data Service Reports - The EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) is a benchmarking service used by colleges and universities since 2002 to inform their IT strategic planning and management. Individuals at eligible colleges and universities participate using an online hub in which they contribute and download data and view EDUCAUSE analysis and reports.
- Information Security Guide is a compendium of information providing guidance on effective approaches to the application of information security at institutions of higher education. It is a key publication of the Higher Education Information Security Council.
- EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR)
- Case Studies are Institution-specific or topic-specific reports designed to exemplify important themes, trends, and experiences in the management of information technology investments and activities. Case Studies relate to, and are undertaken as part of, specific ECAR Research Studies.
- Infographics are Illustrations and graphics relating to ECAR research.
- Research Bulletins are frequent electronic updates provide an overview of key IT developments and illustrate their impact on higher education. Research Bulletins provide concise, insightful analyses of current topics that may range from products/services to policy.
- Research Reports reflect substantial research efforts of strategic importance to higher education such as wireless networking, trends in outsourcing and co-sourcing, and pedagogical and support issues associated with e-learning. ECAR will publish four such reports annually.
- Survey Instruments survey instruments used for ECAR research.
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Publications - ELI home
- ELI 7 Things You Should Know series provides quick, no-jargon overviews of emerging technologies and related practices that have demonstrated or may demonstrate positive learning impacts.
- ELI Briefs are short summaries of an institutional case, an example of a teaching and learning issue in practice, a short position paper, or an issue update.
- ELI White Papers are overviews of key higher education teaching and learning issues. They provide some basic, but also current, information on the status of particular topic area.
- Horizon Report The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching and learning in higher education over the next one, three, and five years. Web links to additional resources and examples are provided for each technology cited.
- Seeking Evidence of Impact papers discuss the gathering evidence of the impact of teaching and learning innovations and current practices.
- Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC)
About the EDUCAUSE Taxonomy
The EDUCAUSE Taxonomy, an expert-created listing of over 230 terms, helps you more easily explore topics and find specific documents in the association’s extensive collection of online information resources. The EDUCAUSE Taxonomy is applied to all library resources. It is divided into seven categories. Each topic is further broken down into subtopics.
- Information Systems and Services
- Information Technology Management and Leadership
- Libraries and Technology
- Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
- Policy and Law
- Teaching and Learning
About the EDUCAUSE Folksonomy
Folksonomy is the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. Folksonomy is a bottom-up classification system that emerged from social tagging. The EDUCAUSE Folksonomy contains a list of user-contributed terms used to tag content. Term pages in the EDUCAUSE Library Folksonomy are user-contributed and user-tagged.
EDUCAUSE Primer Resource Pages
An Primer page has been created for selected taxonomy terms.
The EDUCAUSE Library Collection Policy
The Library collection includes EDUCAUSE publications, resource pages, conference sessions and resources from other organizations. The EDUCAUSE Library collection is selected in relation to the needs and interests of the EDUCAUSE member community. EDUCAUSE strives to provide vendor neutral resources.
Archive of EDUCAUSE Content
The EDUCAUSE Library maintains a digital archive of all EDUCAUSE publications that were originally published in an electronic format.
- All EDUCAUSE documents
- Non-EDUCAUSE documents – 5 years
EDUCAUSE strives to make its resources accessible to as many people as possible. If you encounter any issues while accessing our resources, please contact member services at 303-449-4430, firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the Contact Us section.
EDUCAUSE Library Resources FAQ
Does EDUCAUSE still publish the "Pocket Guidie to Higher Education"?
No. But if you can find updated statistics from the pocket guide at the following locations
- Digest of Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/
- Core Data Statistics http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/research/core-data-service
- Campus Computing Project http://www.campuscomputing.net/
How can I purchase a copy of the "Educating the Net Generation", "Learning Spaces" or "Cultivating Careers" books?
Let us know if you have a resource to contribute to the EDUCAUSE Library.