Kolowich, S. (2010) Blasting academic silos Inside Higher Education, January 18

An article criticising ‘strong’, independent faculties or departments, in terms of both research and IT efficiencies. The growing importance of shared databases for research comes out clearly in this article.

However, don’t hold your breath – in large research universities, the decentralized model of faculty or college independence is sacred, and indeed the trend is to push IT decision-making even more to the front line and away from the centre.


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