Membership Categories and Entitlements
Did you know that there is an Information Services Membership Categories and Entitlements (MCE) Group, whose role is to manage the IT and Library entitlements of members of Cardiff University, and associated users of our services?
To date, 98 separate user groups of our services have been recognised, and new ones are still being identified.
The Information Services group has existed since 2005, and has undertaken detailed, meticulous work to:
- Identify and define user categories in relation to both Library and IT services provided by the University;
- Relate those categories, where applicable, to University Statutes;
- Define the levels of IT and Library service entitlements for each category, in line with University and Information Services regulations and legally binding license obligations relating to eResources and software;
- Define what disciplinary codes, rules, and mitigation measures are in place in the event of members misusing our services.
The Information Services Membership Categories and Entitlements group makes recommendations to the University MCE group, which is chaired by Dr Chris Turner, Director of Registry, Governance and Students, who acts with delegated authority from the Vice-Chancellor.
In undertaking this detailed work, Cardiff University is among the leaders in Higher Education in the UK. Whilst the work is often not exciting, it is nonetheless crucial to ensuring that we make the best possible use of our resources and services, whilst remaining legal, and protecting the University's reputation. It is also of direct assistance to front line staff, enabling them to determine the correct entitlements for our varied user population.