Development of an Electronic Information Policy Framework


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, like many other universities, is attempting to manage an unprecedented demand for electronic information in myriad forms. Issues of availability, responsibility, confidentiality, privacy, and security are not easily resolved when accountabilities intersect across non-intersecting central organizations. This article summarizes the strategies and rationales employed in creating a coordinating council to develop a policy framework articulating the electronic rights and responsibilities of the University community and the public, and includes a copy of the University's current policy.

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