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2012

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

You can visit the journal discussed in this event by clicking here:

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/


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 ...


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.


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.


First Choice - July 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Jul 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Standardization Of Questions In Rare Disease Registries: The Prism Library Project, Rachel L. Richesson, Denise Shereff, James E. Andrews Jul 2012

Standardization Of Questions In Rare Disease Registries: The Prism Library Project, Rachel L. Richesson, Denise Shereff, James E. Andrews

School of Information Faculty Publications

Background: Patient registries are often a helpful first step in estimating the impact and understanding the etiology of rare diseases - both requisites for the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics. The value and utility of patient registries rely on the use of both well-constructed structured research questions and relevant answer sets accompanying them. There are currently no clear standards or specifications for developing registry questions, and there are no banks of existing questions to support registry developers.

Objective: This paper introduces the [Rare Disease] PRISM (Patient Registry Item Specifications and Metadata for Rare Disease) project, a library of standardized questions ...


First Choice - June 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Jun 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Use Of An Online Forum For Health Information By Married Korean Women In The United States, Soojung Kim, Jungwon Yoon Jun 2012

The Use Of An Online Forum For Health Information By Married Korean Women In The United States, Soojung Kim, Jungwon Yoon

School of Information Faculty Publications

Introduction. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of an online health forum by married Korean women living in the USA who sought help for health and medical issues.

Method. A thousand messages posted to a health forum designed for married Korean women living in the USA were collected in September 2010.

Analysis. Content analysis of the messages identified the purposes of asking questions, relationship between enquirers and patients, major topics of questions, whether questions were asked before or after consulting a doctor, and more.

Results. A typical questioning behaviour in the forum was a woman asking ...


The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor May 2012

The Case For A 60-Day Interlibrary Loan Lending Period, Kristine Jo Shrauger, Leetta M. Schmidt, Mary Radnor

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article looks at standardizing the loan period among 16 higher academic institutions in the state of Florida. A standardized loan period became a topic of conversation during the creation of a new resource sharing service. The resulting discussion led to a critical look at loan periods for all resource sharing activities.


The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith May 2012

The Florida State Libraries Resource Sharing Initiative: Unity Among A Disparate Group, Leetta M. Schmidt, Dennis Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the development of a new resource sharing program within the Florida State University Libraries called UBorrow. Background includes information on similar programs and the use of Integrated Library Systems in this type of program. There is discussion of the pilot project which reviewed and selected the delivery system for this new program. Discussion also includes lessons learned concerning UBorrow's preliminary implementation and how unity in this service was created among a disparate group.


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

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


First Choice - April 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Apr 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


What The Heart Remembers: The Women And Children Of Darfur, Barbara Lewis, Audrey Powers Apr 2012

What The Heart Remembers: The Women And Children Of Darfur, Barbara Lewis, Audrey Powers

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2009, the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries received from the organization Waging Peace a collection of materials which included transcripts of interviews with female genocide survivors and original children's drawings depicting the atrocities of genocide in Darfur. These materials are particularly significant in that they were used as evidence of genocide In Darfur in the International Criminal Court. The children's drawings have been digitized by USF and are an important element in the development of a web portal for the new Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center. These drawings also inspired the performance piece What the Heart Remembers ...


If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith Mar 2012

If It's Worth Teaching, It's Worth Finding Out Whether They Learned It!, Susan A. Ariew, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

NEFLIN Webinar covering a variety of issues regarding assessment of academic library instruction, including: How assessment fits into the information literacy landscape How assessment is an integral part of instructional design How teacher-librarians determine what types of assessments are right for program or department How to customize assessments to fit learning objectives


First Choice - March 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Mar 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.