Information Technology

Open Minds, Open Books, Open Source

Libraries are starting to embrace technologies developed in-house or by other universities. Will they eventually replace third-party vendors?

New Tool for Online Collections

Open source software package allows libraries, museums and collectors to more easily archive, display and manage their online holdings.

Text, Trust and Third Parties

As more colleges outsource e-mail, some worry about who will decide which files are secure and which can be disclosed.

Cloudy Vista Ahead?

Colleges across the country are slow to upgrade to new Windows operating system for a variety of reasons, including compatibility and value.

Next Chapter for E-Books

New program from SUNY Press makes front-list, hardcover titles available simultaneously in electronic form at price it hopes students can afford.

A Press Revolt Against E-Packet Practices

Suit against Georgia State University may be start of tangling over how business models for textbook publishing online will evolve.

Hey, You! Pay Attention!

U. of Chicago law school blocks Internet access in classrooms -- and many students are outraged.

Mysterious Multiplication of Copyright Complaints

Spike in notices of alleged violations on campuses prompts speculation that record companies are targeting future, not actual, breaches. RIAA chief cites better hardware and software.

When FERPA Affects IT

Proposed updates to rules governing the federal student privacy law, released in March, could have implications on procedures involving directories and databases.

Want to Download? Take the Quiz

Missouri U. of Science and Technology allows peer-to-peer traffic only for users who take online quiz on copyright infringement ... every time they download.


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