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Hanstein, Andrea – Community College Journal, 2013
For nearly as long as students, teachers, and community members have been adopting social media--more than a decade--community college leaders have sought ways to harness the power of online applications to improve fundraising and advocacy efforts. Dedicated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds were among the most logical starting points--if a college…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Social Networks
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Stephenson, Kimberley – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Cross-campus collaboration for library website design and management can be challenging, but the process can produce stronger, more attractive, and more usable library websites. Collaborative library website design and management can also lead to new avenues for marketing library tools and services; expert consultation for library technology…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Internet, Campuses, Partnerships in Education
Dula, Michael; Jacobsen, Lynne; Ferguson, Tyler; Ross, Rob – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article presents the story of how Pepperdine University migrated its library management functions to the cloud using what is now known as OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS). The story of implementing this new service is told from two vantage points: (1) that of the library; and (2) that of the service provider. The authors were the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Library Administration, Management Systems, Internet
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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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Mahon, Ed; McPherson, Michael R.; Vaughan, Joseph; Rowe, Theresa; Pickett, Michael P.; Bielec, John A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
IT leaders today must not only provide but also decide: which tools and services should they continue to supply, which are better delivered by others, and perhaps most critically, which methods from among the bewildering array of alternative sourcing strategies will best serve their faculty, staff, and students. In 2009, the EDUCAUSE Center for…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Leaders, Outsourcing, College Faculty
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2011
In many ways, specialized computer labs are the black holes of IT organizations. Budgets, equipment, employees--even space itself--are sucked in. Given a choice, many IT shops would engage warp drive and escape their gravitational pull forever. While Captain Kirk might have looked to Scotty for a fix to the problem, colleges and universities are…
Descriptors: Internet, Virtual Classrooms, Asynchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Sheard, Reed – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
When the author was brought on as CIO of Westmont College in October 2008, the president, Board of Trustees, and campus environment made it clear that technology needed a major overhaul to meet the college's growing requirements. Also, these changes needed to happen without significantly increasing the IT budget or staff. Marketing Charts…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Finance, Innovation
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Trappler, Thomas J. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Much recent discussion has focused on the pros and cons of cloud computing. Some institutions are attracted to cloud computing benefits such as rapid deployment, flexible scalability, and low initial start-up cost, while others are concerned about cloud computing risks such as those related to data location, level of service, and security…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Vendors, Best Practices
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Corbett, Patrick – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents a consideration of how students' existing information-seeking behaviors affect traditional methods of teaching library research in first-year writing courses and offers an alternative method that uses both library and popular Internet search tools. It addresses one aspect of the ongoing pedagogical struggle with new…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Library Research, Familiarity, Search Engines
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West, Richard P. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) enabled the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop increased visibility among leaders shaping the development of the Internet. It also provided a mechanism for ARL member institutions and others to engage in partnership strategies to develop projects that would bring digital content and…
Descriptors: Institutions, Research Libraries, Internet, Leadership