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Open Source in Higher Education: Building a Life Raft for the Perfect Storm
May 19, 2014

Ian Dolphin is Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation. We are approaching a decade and a half of experience in one strand of the higher education open agenda: the development an…

MOOCs—Key Legal and Policy Issues for Colleges and Universities
July 25, 2013

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), ACE, and EDUCAUAUSE held a webinar on July 25th, 2013 on the key legal and policy issues regarding massive open online course…

Software Licensing Issues Discussion Session
September 29, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

This meeting will cover the unique licensing needs of higher education and productive vendor relations. The discussion will explore the challenges users of different computers in more than one ve…

We Love E-Books!
April 1, 2013

Carrie Rampp is Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. True confession: I really love e-books. They are so conven…

The Next Great Copyright Act
March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2013, Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet where she advocate…

MOOCs for Credit
October 29, 2012

"Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch Uni…

Special Collections and Archives in the Digital Age
June 28, 2012

This issue of Research Library Issues (no 279) from the Association of Research Libraries, is focused on legal concerns and evolving professional practices around digitizing special collectio…

Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID): Solving the Name Ambiguity Problem
May 9, 2012

Brian Wilson is Head of Architecture for the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters and chairs the ORCID Technical Working Group. Martin Fenner is a …

Case Study 2: The Open Course Library of the Washington State Colleges
May 2, 2012

A case study from Game Changers Tom Caswell This chapter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License This case study describes an initiative o…

eTexts: A Perishable Opportunity for Higher Education?
January 24, 2012

What role, if any, should colleges and universities play in the shift from print to digital textbooks (eTexts) ? One perspective is that eTexts are a consumer transaction between a publisher …