University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
January 19, 2000
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
SUBJECT: Proposed Web Policy for UCSD
The UCSD Electronic Information Task Force, composed of faculty, staff, and
student representatives nominated by the Academic Senate and campus
administrators, was charged with the task of developing a web policy for the
University of California, San Diego. The product of our efforts is a draft
document that can be accessed and reviewed on the World Wide Web at:
This Policy clarifies the applicability of law and of University policy to
UCSD Web sites. It also establishes new policies and procedures where
existing policies do not specifically address issues particular to the use
of Web sites.
The World Wide Web is an evolving and fast-changing environment for which
governing laws may not yet be known or clear. One purpose of this Policy is
to provide a framework within which new issues can be resolved and one that
recognizes the intertwining legal, institutional, and individual interests involved.
The Policy addresses several areas:
Procedures for Establishing a Web Account. This section identifies who is
eligible to author and maintain UCSD Web sites and the procedures currently
in place to gain access to Web accounts. This section also defines what
constitute official UCSD Web sites and what are personal Web sites.
Registration as an Official UCSD Web site. This section covers eligibility
and registration for a UCSD official Web site as well as advertising on UCSD
official Web sites.
UCSD Web Sites Not Registered as Official Sites. This section covers all
other UCSD Web sites.
Operational Requirements and Regulations. This section addresses existing
laws and policies relevant to the creation, publication, and maintenance of
UCSD Web sites.
Service Restrictions. This section addresses how UCSD Web Accounts may be
wholly or partially interrupted, suspended, terminated, or limited.
Recourse for Service Restriction Actions Taken. This section explains how an
individual seeking review and/or appeal of actions taken under Section 7 of
the Policy may initiate appropriate proceedings.
The intention of the Electronic Information Task Force has been to draft a
comprehensive policy document that gives guidance to campus Web account
holders and officials while supporting an open environment for the pursuit
of scholarly inquiry in an environment of academic freedom.
Your comments are important to us and we would appreciate your forwarding
them no later than February 11, 2000 to: email@example.com.
Brian E. C. Schottlaender
University Librarian and
Chair, Electronic Information Task Force