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We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission, EDUCAUSE Review, July 2014. In this article, CIOs talk candidly about three strategies: building-your-own in the modern era; buying and implementing in smarter ways; and joining a higher education consortium that shares processes and software.
2013 CDS Executive Summary Report February 2014. This report provides higher education CIOs and senior IT leaders with the benchmarks they need to make strategic decisions about IT at their institutions. Each year, more than 750 institutions (both within and outside the United States) participate in a survey about IT financials, staffing, and services. This report provides a glimpse into the breadth of CDS data and summarizes the most important findings from this year’s survey.
Technology and the Broken Higher Education Cost Model: Insights from the Delta Cost Project, September 5, 2012. The Delta Cost Project has drawn attention to the need for a new focus on institutional spending and has provided a number of useful metrics for thinking about how different types of institutions spend money, about the relationships between costs and revenues, and about the declining public subsidies in public higher education.
The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology, January 2012. "The IT Organization, Budgets, and Funding" chapter provides statistics on where IT funding sources are from and what the budget is being spent on.
Expert Discussion Session: Unexpected Outcomes from the Cost-Cutting Era. EDUCAUSE 2011 presentation. Two CIOs share their experiences and some of the outcomes from these belt-tightening measures.
Funding-Model Archetypes for Central Information Technology Functions. ECAR research bulletin, January 2012. This CDS Spotlight ECAR research bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service survey results related to funding models for IT functions.
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- Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition
August 14, 2014
The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition identifies “Increasing Focus on Research Data Management for Publications” and “Prioritization of Mobile Content and Delivery” as fast…
- Evaluating Digital Services: A Visitors and Residents Approach
February 19, 2014
This JISC infoKit contains advice on evaluating the services university libraries offer to users. The focus is primarily on digital/online services but set within the broader context of more trad…
- Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College
December 4, 2013
"This paper presents findings about the challenges today’s college freshmen face, and the information seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high …
- Expense Experiments
August 28, 2013
"In the name of student savings, institutions are testing everything from all-tablet learning to textbook rentals to open educational resources (OER) -- though similar projects delivered mix…
- Helping to Open Up: Improving Knowledge, Capability and Confidence in Making Research Data More Open
July 15, 2013
This report was commissioned by the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs) in the United Kingdom. RIDLs exists to promote collectively the value of training and development…
- Keeping Up With... Gamification
May 31, 2013
The May 2013 ACRL Keeping Up With… publication provides a brief overview of gamification in the library. The May 2013 ACRL Keeping Up With…
- OERs Increase Access, Drop Book Expenses
May 7, 2013
Tacoma Community College and other schools are finding that use of open educational resources (OER) in couses is saving students financially. Tac…
- What do Librarians Need to Know About MOOCs?
April 1, 2013
Over the past several months, the proliferation of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has been hailed as a potent defense against the rising cost and insular culture of attending a traditional c…
- Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment
April 1, 2013
Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment , is a white paper published by the Association of Coll…
- For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity
March 25, 2013
"A lot of the discussion about massive open online courses has revolved around students and professors. What role can academic librarians play in the phenomenon, and what extra responsibilit…