Indiana University

Recommendation 9

Indiana University should provision appropriate "data utilities" for administrative data/information, research data, teaching and learning resources, and multimedia scholarly life. These utilities should provide convenient, timely, and secure access to university data/information by the IU community and authorized collaborators beyond IU.

  • IU should provision and support modern tools for report writing, ad-hoc queries, and decision support. Suitable tools should address the needs of professional, functional and IT staff as well as non-IT professionals who have needs for administrative data.

    Implementation Plan: 30
  • IU should begin a process with its administrative users to update its core data model to match the current and likely needs of a 21st-century IU, including essential relationships beyond IU (e.g., the IU Foundation, Clarian Health, other colleges and universities, etc.). Changes should be implemented in a fashion that is evolutionary, yet deliberate, and least disruptive to ongoing IU operations.

    Implementation Plan: 31
  • IU must adopt planning approaches and actions that ensure reliable physical protection and provision of utility services to critical IT facilities while minimizing the possibility of any single point of failure.

    Implementation Plan: 32
  • IU should provision a data utility service for research data that affords abundant near- and long-term storage, ease of use, and preservation capabilities.

    Implementation Plan: Under development
  • IU should develop data utility service for teaching and learning materials that affords instructors abundant near- and long-term storage, ease of use across a variety of courses, rigorous control of access to their materials or open sharing, and simple import/export/reuse in Course Management System/Learning Environments.

    Implementation Plan: 34
  • IU should adapt its Course Management System/Learning Environments to easily import, use, and export open educational resources from a variety of digital sources.

    Implementation Plan: 35
  • IU should provision a multimedia utility service to preserve the many events that enrich the scholarly life at IU. The utility should enable abundant near and long-term storage, ease of use across a variety of audio and video endeavors, and permissions and rights management, and should provide search and retrieval for whole and partial clips based on terms or associations.

    Implementation Plan: 36
  • IU should provision a full-featured and robust multimedia utility service to digitize (if needed) and preserve film, audio, and complete creative works. The utility should enable abundant near- and long-term storage, presentation in variety of individual or group settings, and permissions and rights management, and should provide search and retrieval for whole and partial clips based on terms or associations.

    Implementation Plan: 37, 37a, 37b, 37c, 37d, 37e
  • IU should ensure that any system developed, acquired, or being revised maximizes usefulness , perceived ease of use, flexibility, and aesthetic appeal to the greatest extent possible.

    Implementation Plan: 38
  • IU should ensure that information technology resources on all campuses are accessible to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities in conformance with all relevant federal regulations and guidelines.

    Implementation Plan: 39
  • To the extent practicable, IU should adapt current systems and require new systems to work effectively with a multitude of commonly used devices.

    Implementation Plan: 40
  • IU should provision a robust and secure ability to support federated identity and authentication across a range of trusted institutions and partners.

    Implementation Plan: 41
  • IU should provision a robust and secure ability to support fine-grained authorization to specific systems and data utilities across a range of internal users and trusted partners.

    Implementation Plan: 42