Information Technology

'Orphan' Tug of War

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Another deadline has passed for filing commentary on the pending settlement between Google and major associations of American authors and publishers over Google Book Search, the controversial project that aims to scan millions of books into a searchable electronic database.

Frenemies of Facebook -- II

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A new viral marketing campaign rubs some college officials the wrong way.

Highlighting E-Readers

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Colleges release analyses of major experiments with Kindles -- and find students use less paper with the devices, but want better note-taking ability.

Encouraging Open Access

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U. of Rochester thinks it has a model that could breathe life into anemic institutional repositories -- a problem that has undermined open-access movement for years.

Fighting a Copyright Charge

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UCLA says it will start streaming videos on course Web sites again -- despite legal threats from an educational media trade group.

Open Courseware in the Liberal Arts

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Saint Michael's College thinks persuading its faculty to use free courseware from peer institutions could improve its liberal arts curriculum.

Uphill Battle on Digital Preservation

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WASHINGTON — In a report released in February, 17 librarians, scientists, and technologists spent 116 pages detailing the challenges of preserving culturally valuable digital artifacts. But at a symposium held Thursday to discuss the findings, it was perhaps Derek Law, chair of JISC Advance, a British advocate for technology in higher education, who articulated the problem most succinctly:

Minor Bumps for iPad

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Apple's new iPad computing tablet may have hit a few snags in its introduction to the college market. But experts say the network compatibility problems that have arisen on some campuses probably will not bear on the device's ability to penetrate higher education. And a new survey indicates that even before the media frenzy that accompanied its release earlier this month, Apple had made inroads with students interested in buying an e-reader.

FIPSE'S Freefall Continues

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A textual analysis of Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speeches would turn up innumerable uses of a few key words: reform, improvement and, increasingly, innovation. The status quo in education at all levels is not sufficient, Duncan and his colleagues in the Obama Education Department frequently assert, which is why the administration has created (or sought to create) several new competitive funds aimed at stimulating new ideas.

Competing in the Cloud

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Outsourcing has been part of the higher-ed business model for long enough that contracting a third party to run the campus bookstore or dining hall is not going to raise any eyebrows. But with the digitization of campus bureaucracy and the introduction of "cloud computing" as a windfall for scholars and IT departments, the outsourcing of information services has become a topic of much excitement — and skepticism — on college campuses.

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