The committee explores issues of library and information technologies for academic research and instructional support of faculty and students across CUNY.  Areas of deliberation include: scholarly communications, libraries, institutional repositories, virtual desktop, software purchasing, open educational resources, and online education.  For more details, see the charges by year.

Charles Keyes (LaGCC)

Philip Pecorino (QCC)



  • Continue developing a working rapport with the Chief Librarian and CIO; Chair of the IT Steering Committee; IT Applications and Systems; Chair of IT Policies and Procedures; Chair of the Blackboard Management Council; and the Chair of the Committee on Academic Technology
  • Open Education Resources (OER) initiative(s): explore the recognition of OER creation in promotion & tenure decisions. Examine how faculty are/can be supported with tools, resources, and incentives to produce OERs–with the goal of contributing to future university policy. Report on the CUNY initiative in this area along with future plans regarding the $5million program
  • Open Access & Academic Works (IR): an exploration for CUNY of a non-exclusive, first rights, and open access policy for CUNY faculty contributing to the repository. Acquire, review and evaluate the University of California, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY policies in relation to what might be applicable models at CUNY
  • Acquire and share the CUNY position on its libraries in the strategic framework and their plans for the coming years in a 1-page brief for the Plenary
  • Report to the plenary early in the fall about CUNY Central’s RFP to find a vendor to help colleges establish online courses/programs.
  • Recommend a protocol for faculty requesting additions to the CUNY Virtual Desktop suite via UFS and CUNY units such as the UFS committee itself or the CUNY CAT (Committee on Academic Technology) or through some contact in CUNY CIS
  • Recommendations on (a) site licensing of teaching software and (b) academic advisory role to the administration of site licenses

Minutes and Reports