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Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield Nov 2012

Wasted Words? Current Trends In Cd Policies, Matt Torrence, Audrey Powers, Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The transition to electronic resources and the changing role of the collection development librarian are having a tremendous impact on the manner by which libraries select and acquire new materials. The goal of this research project was to further elucidate the current trends of collection development policies in members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as well as gage current use and future efficacy. The survey was designed and sent to librarians responsible for collection development at university-affiliated ARL libraries in order to obtain a current picture of academic collection development policies, and how they are changing due to ...


First Choice - November 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Nov 2012

First Choice - November 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Cocaine-Induced Reinstatement Of A Conditioned Place Preference In Developing Rats: Involvement Of The D2 Receptor, Kimberly A. Badanich, Cheryl L. Kirstein Oct 2012

Cocaine-Induced Reinstatement Of A Conditioned Place Preference In Developing Rats: Involvement Of The D2 Receptor, Kimberly A. Badanich, Cheryl L. Kirstein

Psychology Faculty Publications

Reinstatement of conditioned place preferences have been used to investigate physiological mechanisms mediating drug-seeking behavior in adolescent and adult rodents; however, it is still unclear how psychostimulant exposure during adolescence affects neuron communication and whether these changes would elicit enhanced drug-seeking behavior later in adulthood. The present study determined whether the effects of intra-ventral tegmental area (VTA) or intra-nucleus accumbens septi (NAcc) dopamine (DA) D2 receptor antagonist infusions would block (or potentiate) cocaine-induced reinstatement of conditioned place preferences. Adolescent rats (postnatal day (PND 28–39)) were trained to express a cocaine place preference. The involvement of D2 receptors on cocaine-induced ...


Data-Driven Decision Making: A Holistic Approach To Assessment In Special Collections Repositories, Melanie Griffin, Barbara Lewis, Mark I. Greenberg Oct 2012

Data-Driven Decision Making: A Holistic Approach To Assessment In Special Collections Repositories, Melanie Griffin, Barbara Lewis, Mark I. Greenberg

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

Faced with shrinking budgets and reduced staffing, the University of South Florida Libraries Special & Digital Collections Department (SDC) implemented a comprehensive, integrated assessment program to better focus its diminished resources within clear strategic goals. Department faculty sought to answer the following inter-related questions: 1) What are the Department’s staffing needs? 2) What staff skill sets and training are required to meet researchers’ expectations, and what personnel skills and functions are most needed by the Department in the future? 3) Where should the Department target its outreach efforts? 4) How can the Department streamline and prioritize technical services to support ...


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Copyright, Drew Smith, Merilyn Burke Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Copyright, Drew Smith, Merilyn Burke

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the USF Tampa Library Copyright guide here:

http://guides.lib.usf.edu/copyright


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Economics - Is Our Current Model Sustainable?, Todd Chavez Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Economics - Is Our Current Model Sustainable?, Todd Chavez

Scholar Commons Publications

No abstract provided.


Open Access Week 2012: The Future Of Academic Publishing - Digital Humanities And On-Line Publishing, Laura Runge Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: The Future Of Academic Publishing - Digital Humanities And On-Line Publishing, Laura Runge

Scholar Commons Publications

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http://www.aphrabehn.org/ABO/


Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Education Resources, Susan Ariew

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the associated lib guide here:

http://guides.lib.usf.edu/content.php?pid=57901&sid=427797


Open Access Week 2012: Scholar Commons The Oa Institutional Repository For Tampa Campus, Rebel Cummings-Sauls Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Scholar Commons The Oa Institutional Repository For Tampa Campus, Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Scholar Commons Publications

No abstract provided.


Open Access Week 2012: Oa Data - Gis And Beyond, Pete Reehling, Richard Mckenzie Oct 2012

Open Access Week 2012: Oa Data - Gis And Beyond, Pete Reehling, Richard Mckenzie

Scholar Commons Publications

You can access the data links discussed in this event here:

http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/datasets/


Teacher Workshop Agenda, University Of South Florida Oct 2012

Teacher Workshop Agenda, University Of South Florida

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


First Choice - October 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Oct 2012

First Choice - October 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


American Men’S And Women’S Beliefs About Gender Discrimination: For Men, It’S Not Quite A Zerosum Game, Jennifer K. Bosson, Joseph A. Vandello, Kenneth S. Michniewicz, Joshua G. Lenes Oct 2012

American Men’S And Women’S Beliefs About Gender Discrimination: For Men, It’S Not Quite A Zerosum Game, Jennifer K. Bosson, Joseph A. Vandello, Kenneth S. Michniewicz, Joshua G. Lenes

Psychology Faculty Publications

We surveyed Americans regarding their beliefs about gender discrimination over the past several decades. Men and women agreed that women faced much more discrimination than men in the past, and they agreed that the discrimination gap between men and women has narrowed in recent years. However, men perceived the gap as narrower than women did at all time periods, and reported that there is little difference today in the amount of gender discrimination women and men face. Political ideology moderated these beliefs such that conservative men were most likely to report that anti-Man bias now equals or exceeds anti-Woman bias ...


European Strategies For Energy Security In The Natural Gas Market, Boyka M. Stefanova Oct 2012

European Strategies For Energy Security In The Natural Gas Market, Boyka M. Stefanova

Journal of Strategic Security

This article examines the European Union's (EU) approach to energy security on the example of its natural gas imports from Russia, the largest supplier of gas to European markets. Two major projects, Nord Stream in the Northern and Western part of the EU, and Nabucco in South-Central Europe, demonstrate opposing energy security strategies, seemingly at odds with the EU objective of achieving energy independence from Russia. The question arises: Are these strategies sustainable? How can they be reconciled and pursued under a common policy? The main argument is that such conflicting sub-regional policy initiatives are amenable to progressive realignment ...


Cover & Front Matter Oct 2012

Cover & Front Matter

Journal of Strategic Security

No abstract provided.


Arctic Energy Resources: Security And Environmental Implications, Peter Johnston Oct 2012

Arctic Energy Resources: Security And Environmental Implications, Peter Johnston

Journal of Strategic Security

In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the Arctic as a source for resources, as a potential zone for commercial shipping, and as a region that might experience conflict due to its strategic importance. With regards to energy resources, some studies suggest that the region contains upwards of 13 percent of global undiscovered oil, 30 percent of undiscovered gas, and multiples more of gas hydrates. The decreasing amount and duration of Arctic ice cover suggests that extraction of these resources will be increasingly commercially viable. Arctic and non-arctic states wish to benefit from the region's resources and ...


The Strategic Implications Of China's Rare Earths Policy, Shane Bilsborough Oct 2012

The Strategic Implications Of China's Rare Earths Policy, Shane Bilsborough

Journal of Strategic Security

Drawing on literature in China studies, strategic theory, and expert interviews, this article analyzes the possibility of "rare earths" being leveraged by the People's Republic of China (PRC) in a crisis. The evidence suggests China's position in the rare earths market could constitute a significant security liability for the United States. It also seems that even if coercion fails to materialize, China's rare earths policies have the potential to intensify security dilemmas in Sino-American relations.


The 2011 Mena Revolutions: A Study In U.S. Energy (In)Security, Jessie Rumsey Oct 2012

The 2011 Mena Revolutions: A Study In U.S. Energy (In)Security, Jessie Rumsey

Journal of Strategic Security

The recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have brought into stark relief the conflict between democratic values and strategic interests in U.S. foreign policy. Americans are known for commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, yet the U.S. Government is frequently unwilling to step forward and openly express even rhetorical support for reform movements in foreign countries. In fact, initial American reluctance to support the recent "Arab Spring" uprisings serves as another example of what scholars argue is a general exception in the MENA to broader post-Cold War rising costs of maintaining ...


Assessing Whether Oil Dependency In Venezuela Contributes To National Instability, Adam Kott Oct 2012

Assessing Whether Oil Dependency In Venezuela Contributes To National Instability, Adam Kott

Journal of Strategic Security

The focus of this article is on what role, if any, oil has on Venezuela's instability. When trying to explain why a resource-rich country experiences slow or negative growth, experts often point to the resource curse. The following pages explore the traditional theory behind the resource curse as well as alternative perspectives to this theory such as ownership structure and the correlation between oil prices and democracy. This article also explores the various forms of instability within Venezuela and their causes. Finally, the article looks at President Hugo Chavez's political and economic policies as well as the stagnation ...


First Choice - September 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Sep 2012

First Choice - September 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan A. Ariew, Audrey Powers

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.


Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield Aug 2012

Progress Update To The Rr2 Report, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Institutional Repository Annual Report: Fy 2011-2012, Rebel A. Cummings-Sauls Aug 2012

Institutional Repository Annual Report: Fy 2011-2012, Rebel A. Cummings-Sauls

Scholar Commons Publications

In the fall of 2011, the Academic Resources Unit of Tampa Library officially launched Scholar Commons, the University of South Florida’s (USF’s) institutional repository (IR), as a virtual showcase for research and creative energies. Scholar Commons provides digital preservation and free, open access to all scholarly works produced by the USF Community. Scholar Commons will be a vehicle to drive research communication across disciplines and the globe.

This is the first annual report of the IR at USF Tampa, however this review covers the history of the IR beginning in December of 2007. This was done so that ...


First Choice - August 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Aug 2012

First Choice - August 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Learning From Brazil And India: The Difference That Inclusion Policies Can Make, Bernd Reiter Aug 2012

Learning From Brazil And India: The Difference That Inclusion Policies Can Make, Bernd Reiter

Government and International Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Quantitative Reasoning And Sustainability, Corrine H. Taylor Jul 2012

Quantitative Reasoning And Sustainability, Corrine H. Taylor

Numeracy

Quantitative Reasoning and Sustainability have much in common. Both are complex, nuanced concepts with rather long definitions that have evolved over time. Both subjects are “everybody’s business” on college campuses, and must be approached in courses across the curriculum, not merely in one course on QR or in one course on Sustainability. The growing, wider presence of both QR and Sustainability on college campuses is due to their applicability in individuals’ personal, professional, and public lives. Moreover, QR and Sustainability support and enhance each other in and out of the classroom. Sustainability is an important, authentic, relevant context for ...


Cover & Front Matter Jul 2012

Cover & Front Matter

Journal of Strategic Security

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Arab Spring On Islamist Strategies, Ioana E. Matesan Jul 2012

The Impact Of The Arab Spring On Islamist Strategies, Ioana E. Matesan

Journal of Strategic Security

The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt created a contagion effect that inspired a series of uprisings by sending two signals: first, that even entrenched authoritarian regimes are vulnerable; and second, that nonviolent tactics can be effective in bringing about dramatic political changes. Subsequent developments, especially in Libya and Syria, convoluted these messages. Nonetheless, the political openings and the electoral victory of Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia continue to send the signal to many Islamist opposition groups that nonviolent means and participation in politics can be effective ways to produce political change. The chance of gaining power through electoral means can ...


The Youth Bulge In Egypt: An Intersection Of Demographics, Security, And The Arab Spring, Daniel Lagraffe Jul 2012

The Youth Bulge In Egypt: An Intersection Of Demographics, Security, And The Arab Spring, Daniel Lagraffe

Journal of Strategic Security

During the Arab Spring, Egyptians revolted against decades of poor governance and failed institutions. A wide range of grievances contributed to the eventual fall of the Mubarak regime, and most of these grievances were influenced by the demographic composition of the Egyptian population. This paper argues that the youth bulge in Egypt played a major role in the political transition and as such serves as the prime example of the intersection of demographics, security, and the Arab Spring.


Open Access Journal Workflow, University Of South Florida, Tampa Library Jul 2012

Open Access Journal Workflow, University Of South Florida, Tampa Library

Scholar Commons Publications

Here you will find the steps that a journal will go through when adding their title to our collection support. The entire process can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. You will see each step and the tasks required for each.