Urgent: save those emails

Do we need to preserve Vice-Chancellors' emails? A diverting essay in Inside Higher Ed has a call for the preservation of presidential email: ...boards of trustees should act – with a sense of urgency. They might begin by appointing a task force, composed of professional historians, lawyers, board members, and administrators, to recommend procedures for … Continue reading Urgent: save those emails

ICO: private email accounts are subject to FOI

New regulatory joy from the Information Commissioner's Office The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published some exciting new guidance making it clear that information held in private email accounts is subject to the Freedom of Information Act: Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham said: “It should not come as a surprise to public authorities to have the … Continue reading ICO: private email accounts are subject to FOI

Changes in university email?

From the Chronicle: Are College E-Mail Addresses on the Way Out? A report from Educause on IT issues in higher education suggests that provision of university email addresses for students may be a thing of the past. It found, among other things, that in 2008 nearly 10 percent of associate, baccalaureate, and master’s institutions as … Continue reading Changes in university email?