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Transitioning to IPv6
October 7, 2013

I nternet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) , the named successor to the current networking protocol that supports the transport of traffic across the Internet, is a more mature standard that a…

Mobile Connections to Libraries
December 31, 2012

A new Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report has found that library web access by a mobile device has more than doubled since 2009. This report was authored by Lee …

The eGranary Digital Library
October 3, 2012

Key Takeaways Many students in the developing world have little to no access to the Internet and its wealth of educational resources. The eGranary Digital Library provides m…

The Rise of Analytics-Driven Decisions
May 30, 2012

The author discusses a recent web analytics survey of higher education institutions, providing examples of use statistics driving web architecture decisions. …

Pew Internet Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives
February 29, 2012

Teens and young adults brought up from childhood with a continuous connection to each other and to information will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who count on the Internet as their extern…

Does Higher Education Need a New Ethical Framework for the Internet?
March 22, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin is designed to help decision makers in higher education assess the applicability of four significant historical codes of ethics as they evaluate their current polic…

Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways A recent survey explored the strategies used by postsecondary students to gather information using Internet-capable cell phones, or smartphones . Notably, u…

OMB Signs Off On FCC Net Neutrality Rules
September 13, 2011

On September 12, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) signed off on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Internet Order (aka Net Neutrality) following their review of …

24 Hours: Unplugged
April 27, 2010

American college students today are addicted to media, describing their feelings when they have to abstain from using media in literally the same terms associated with drug and alcohol addictions…

How today’s college students use Wikipedia for course-related research
March 16, 2010

Findings are reported from student focus groups and a large–scale survey about how and why students (enrolled at six different U.S. colleges) use Wikipedia during the course–rel…