Dear University of Stirling,

What IT Research providers are you using for your IT Services department, Academic Staff and Students? (research access through electronic for computing students/information technology)

Do you have a subscription with Gartner?

How much do you pay annually for this subscription?

When does this subscription end?

Who makes the decision to acquire, is it Library or IT Services?

Who can I contact to speak about providing technology based research?

(more info - I would like to know if the University currently uses IT research providers such as Gartner or Forrester for their IT Services AND/OR Students, AND/OR Academic Staff. These providers would usually provide information on technology so market shares, forecasts, information on vendors.

I would also like to know what position in the university selects e-resources. so is there a director of information, or CIO, or Head of Library. who are the people involved in decision making)

Yours faithfully,

Dan Walk

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Mr Walk

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request regarding University e-resources and will respond as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Mr Walk

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding University e resources, please see response to your questions below.

What IT Research providers are you using for your IT Services department, Academic Staff and Students? (research access through electronic for computing students/information technology)
The resources used by academics and students are listed on the University website at the following link: (http://libguides.stir.ac.uk/compsci).

Do you have a subscription with Gartner?
No

How much do you pay annually for this subscription?
N/A

When does this subscription end?
N/A

Who makes the decision to acquire, is it Library or IT Services?
Decisions are made by Information Services, which is an integrated service covering both library and IT.

Who can I contact to speak about providing technology based research?
Contact the IS Office to make an appointment - telephone 01786 467226 or email [email address]

(more info - I would like to know if the University currently uses IT research providers such as Gartner or Forrester for their IT Services AND/OR Students, AND/OR Academic Staff. These providers would usually provide information on technology so market shares, forecasts, information on vendors.
N/A

I would also like to know what position in the university selects e-resources. so is there a director of information, or CIO, or Head of Library. who are the people involved in decision making)
Decisions are made by Information Services.

Please note that providing the contact details in the attached file does not mean that consent has been given to use this information for direct marketing. Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 the University of Stirling would like to opt out of direct marketing by telephone to the number provided and under Section 11 of the Data Protection Act 1998 the individual concerned would like to opt out of direct marketing. This applies to direct marketing by you, any company you represent, or any individual or company that you pass these contact details on to.

You have a right under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FoISA) to request a review of this decision by the University of Stirling. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to the University to request a review within forty working days of receipt of this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify the decision that you wish reviewed.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right under the FoISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months following the date of receipt of the review notice. Details on how to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner are available on their website www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law following a decision of the Commissioner.

Yours faithfully
Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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