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Marketing K-Pop And J-Pop In The 21st Century, Sarah Brand 2017 Dickinson College

Marketing K-Pop And J-Pop In The 21st Century, Sarah Brand

Student Honors Theses By Year

The recent proliferation of the internet has posed many challenges, and opportunities, for music industries across the world. This paper explores the variance in the marketing strategies employed by the Japanese and Korean popular music industries, two prime examples of the differing responses to the integration of the internet into their marketing plans, and discusses the implications of these business practices. After delving into the history of the industries, this paper discusses two integral systems within Korea and Japan’s industries, the idol system and the tie-up system, and how hybridization and globalization has impacted these industries. This paper then ...


Sharing [True] Stories: Supporting And Sustaining Collaborative Digital Oral History Archives And Research, Rachel Walton, Charlotte Nunes 2017 Rollins College

Sharing [True] Stories: Supporting And Sustaining Collaborative Digital Oral History Archives And Research, Rachel Walton, Charlotte Nunes

Rachel Walton

The grant-funded [True] Stories project aims to provide instructors from a variety of disciplines and on multiple campuses the critical resources and expertise needed to make student-driven oral history work possible, impactful, accessible, and a permanent part of collections. As such, the project PIs are committed to building and vetting a practical model for oral history classroom collaborations between smaller, moderately-funded college archives or libraries. In addition to the expected challenges of technological and interdisciplinary collaboration, the [True] Stories face critical digital preservation decisions and roadblocks: shared and sustainable digital storage solutions; a standard set of acquisition, processing, and curatorial ...


Recognition, Internalization, Growth: Intuitive Design For Archival Representation, Jaime L. Ganzel 2017 Western Washington University

Recognition, Internalization, Growth: Intuitive Design For Archival Representation, Jaime L. Ganzel

Graduate Student Conference

Although there is a pressing need for archival description and access systems to be more intuitive and user-friendly, the uniqueness of archival records presents significant barriers to establishing simplistic and standardized conventions for the representation of archival materials. Indecipherable finding aids and access tools prevent new and inexperienced researchers from accessing the unique information and documentation held in archives. This article aims to help open the archival record to new and non-traditional archival users, support individual development of archival literacy skills, and cultivate a greater level of archival awareness in our society by developing a usable model for archivists to ...


In The Library And Online: Social Media And Civic Discourse, Samantha A. Mairson 2017 University of Connecticut

In The Library And Online: Social Media And Civic Discourse, Samantha A. Mairson

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis analyzes the findings of an interview-based research study of public-serving libraries in the state of Connecticut. Specifically, it examines these institutions’ use of social media to promote civic discourse online and on-site with the purpose of producing guidelines for best practices. This new research emerges from the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts research Experience (SHARE) Award project, “Museums, Libraries, and Civic Discourse in Connecticut,” which concluded Spring 2016.

The research develops an understanding of the use of social media by public-serving libraries, presents three models for dissemination of findings to the field, and concludes with key observations and ...


Documentation Authority And Reliability In The Cultural Space Of The Wiki, Robert G. Kehler 2017 Seton Hall University

Documentation Authority And Reliability In The Cultural Space Of The Wiki, Robert G. Kehler

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The wiki is an online collaborative document that requires analysis and consideration from scholars of digital documentation. The wiki's authority style is based on reliability instead of authority. In a wiki, information becomes stable through discourse and conversation to produce a stable truth within the wiki itself. The wiki is unique for open-source access style, meaning all users are equal and anyone can participate. When more users are able to participate, more information is created, making the wiki an almost unlimited source of information creation. Also, the wiki has little to no barriers of entry, so wikis become a ...


How Libraries Are Meeting Researcher Needs In The Digital Humanities, Kelley F. Rowan 2017 Florida International University

How Libraries Are Meeting Researcher Needs In The Digital Humanities, Kelley F. Rowan

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This presentation will provide guidance for those considering the creation of a digital humanities (DH) lab, as well as for those with a current functional DH lab. The Digital Scholars Studio at Florida International University (FIU) was created in 2016 with the purpose of providing needed technology and collaborative space for researchers and students. We will explore the challenges experienced by restricted space and budget and discuss how we resolved these specific limitations before continuing with an in-depth look at programming and usage of DH software and tools. We will take a look at a few current projects our researchers ...


Positioning Libraries At The Center Of Digital Scholarship On Campus, Jennifer Nichols, Anthony Sanchez, Niamh Wallace, Steve Hussman 2017 University of Arizona

Positioning Libraries At The Center Of Digital Scholarship On Campus, Jennifer Nichols, Anthony Sanchez, Niamh Wallace, Steve Hussman

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The University of Arizona Libraries (UAL) is positioning itself to become the campus leader in digital scholarship. By drawing scholars from different disciplines together, the library can serve as a collaboration hub, encouraging the application of novel digital technologies in research and education. This panel will discuss the efforts of the UAL faculty involved in Digital Scholarship to cultivate the necessary relationships, both internally in the library and externally throughout campus, to create such a nexus of digital scholarship. By uniting the work of Digital Humanities librarians, Special Collections librarians, a Bio-informationist, Data Management librarian, GIS Specialist and others, we ...


A New Class Of Antibiotics Could Stop Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Their Tracks, Nicholas McCarty 2017 University of Iowa

A New Class Of Antibiotics Could Stop Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Their Tracks, Nicholas Mccarty

Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

Bonnie Bassler, PhD is a world-renowned microbiologist and professor at Princeton University. She rose to fame, at least outside of the scientific community, after her 2009 TED talk entitled “How bacteria ‘talk’”. A stunning success, this 18-minute exposé into molecular biology is widely touted as one of the best general audience interpretations of research in the natural sciences. Bassler discusses the ways that bacteria communicate with one another, called quorum sensing, and explains its rather intricate mechanisms in clear and relatable terms. Quorum sensing relies upon small chemical messengers to transmit information between bacteria. The Bassler lab played a sizable ...


Brains!: A Neuroscience Comic Book For Kids, Anya Kim 2017 University of Iowa

Brains!: A Neuroscience Comic Book For Kids, Anya Kim

Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

When I was growing up, comic books served as a medium for me to let my imagination grow, explore new worlds, and have fun while reading. The goal of Brains!: A Neuroscience Comic Book for Kids is to provide that same experience for elementary school students while teaching them a little bit about neurobiology along the way. I worked with Professor Michael Dailey, Professor Renita Schmidt, and Professor Kevin Ripka at the University of Iowa to create a short comic book that was accurate, accessible to elementary school students, and fun to read. I then did a reading with the ...


Preserving Human Rights Media For Justice, Accountability, And Historical Clarification, Jay D. Aronson 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

Preserving Human Rights Media For Justice, Accountability, And Historical Clarification, Jay D. Aronson

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This article examines the preservation of digital images and video (and the social media or Internet pages in which they are embedded) that provide information about human rights abuses and war crimes. Archival collections have played a crucial role in historical clarification and justice and accountability efforts in the aftermath of human rights abuse and war crimes. The ubiquity of smart phones with good cameras and social media has dramatically increased the amount of visual data available to investigate such crimes. However, this data often disappears quickly from public view and can be challenging to introduce into legal or other ...


Hanging From The Poplar Tree: Kanye West And Racism In Internet Folklore, Magen Olsen 2017 Utah State University

Hanging From The Poplar Tree: Kanye West And Racism In Internet Folklore, Magen Olsen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Folk ideas regarding African-Americans in nineteenth century America fueled racially charged stereotypes that served to promote segregation into the 1960s. Despite the belief of many Americans that the Civil Rights movement has ushered in an era of “postracism,” artifacts of digital culture prove that racism is still prevalent in American culture. Members of online social groups spread rumors and memes of popular African-American figures to propagate old racist stereotypes and spread conspiracy rumors among younger audiences.

Folklorists Bill Ellis, Gary Fine, Véronique Campion-Vincente, and Patricia Turner provided foundational scholarship on rumors, conspiracy theories, and how they divide ethnic groups in ...


Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble 2017 Dominican University of California

Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

The transmission of culture depends upon every generation reconsidering what it means to be literate. The way we consider ourselves to be a literate species is changing, which puts us at a unique turning point in human history. Verbal literacy, or the ability to read and write, is slowly being replaced by visual literacy as a primary tool for human communication. As a culture, we tend to underestimate the creative ferment of our increasingly visual world. The linear, structured pathways of traditional literacy are shifting towards a creative and participatory pursuit of unstructured information that emphasize dimensional thinking. The acceleration ...


Stories Of Knox County Final Paper, Sarah Aguilar, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Mary Grace Detmer, Gabe Jimenez-Ekman 2017 Kenyon College

Stories Of Knox County Final Paper, Sarah Aguilar, Maria Brescia-Weiler, Mary Grace Detmer, Gabe Jimenez-Ekman

Stories of Knox County: Final Paper

No abstract provided.


Art As A Tool In Science Communication, Brittany Todd 2017 University of Iowa

Art As A Tool In Science Communication, Brittany Todd

Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

This piece explores the value of engaging the public in conversations about science and diversity. While painting a park bench with images that reflect diversity in science, strangers of all ages and walks of life approached to discuss the art and the meaning behind the design. Each conversation took on a life of its own, each one added a different colorful shade. The objective of this project was to create a public piece of art that would hopefully connect to passersby the importance of diversity in science. But by the end of the project it was clear that the process ...


Diabetes: A History, Nicholas McCarty 2017 University of Iowa

Diabetes: A History, Nicholas Mccarty

Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

About 9% of Americans have diabetes, yet the tales behind research in endocrinology (the study of hormones) are largely undiscussed. Diseases are rooted in a sort of temporal interest – little attention is paid to the illness until it affects us or a loved one. Many of the great advancements in diabetes research stem from a greater understanding of insulin, a small hormone produced in the pancreas that tells cells to take in sugar from the bloodstream, particularly after a starch-filled meal. Diabetic patients either do not produce enough insulin or their cells cannot respond appropriately to insulin. Research in the ...


The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma 2017 North-Western University, Chicago

The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma

RadioDoc Review

This article examines what the relationship between audio drama and radio drama might illuminate about both forms. Drawing on some 40 podcasts and other audio forms that take a serial structure, I explore the rise of audio drama podcasts since 2015 and situate them in both a more recent historical context since the late 1990s and in a broader history stretching back to the first Golden Age of radio. By listening closely to key works on Serendipity, Homecoming and other podcasts, I argue that contemporary audio has profound potential to change both how we listen and how we relate to ...


Letter From The Editor, Rachel L. Wood 2017 Murray State University

Letter From The Editor, Rachel L. Wood

Steeplechase

No abstract provided.


L'Histoire De L'Art Au Défi De La Mondialisation: Une Position Critique, Paula Barreiro López 2017 Universitat de Barcelona

L'Histoire De L'Art Au Défi De La Mondialisation: Une Position Critique, Paula Barreiro López

Artl@s Bulletin

Le défi de la mondialisation et de la “décolonisation” de nos pensées est désormais une préoccupation quotidienne pour la majorité des chercheurs en histoire de l’art. Il est trop tôt pour faire le bilan du fameux « Global turn », tournant d’autant plus timide qu’il se concrétise plus lentement dans les collections publiques et dans l’opinion que dans les livres. Mais nous avons voulu interroger, un peu partout dans le monde, des acteurs à l’écoute des nouvelles pratiques mondiales en histoire de l’art. Issus de milieux culturels et de traditions universitaires variées, de générations diverses, ils ...


Art History And The Global Challenge: A Critical Perspective, Nuria Rodríguez Ortega 2017 University of Málaga

Art History And The Global Challenge: A Critical Perspective, Nuria Rodríguez Ortega

Artl@s Bulletin

The challenge of globalization and the “decolonization” of our way of thinking have become a major concern for most art historians. While it is still too early to assess the impact on the discipline of the “Global turn”—a turn that is all the more timid that it materializes more slowly in public collections and public opinions than in books—we nonetheless wanted to probe scholars who are paying close attention to the new practices in global art history. Coming from different cultural milieus and academic traditions, and belonging to different generations, they agreed to answer our questions, and to ...


L’Histoire Mondiale De L’Art, Au Défi D’Un Grand Récit, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel 2017 Ecole normale supérieure, PSL

L’Histoire Mondiale De L’Art, Au Défi D’Un Grand Récit, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Artl@s Bulletin

Pour proposer une « histoire mondiale », et pour faire honneur à toutes les productions issues de tous les continents, en particulier ceux qu’on avait méprisés, l’idéal serait d’articuler un récit lui-même mondial. Il nous faut un récit émancipé non seulement des hiérarchies propres au canon (ancien/moderne, beaux-arts/décoration, kitsch / classique), mais aussi un récit qui aille plus loin que la production de hiérarchies dont même le récit postcolonial a du mal à sortir (dominants/dominés). Comment produire un récit qui, en outre, connecte des collections « locales » et des collections « internationales » en gardant du lien entre les deux ?


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