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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.


War Without Violence: Leveraging The Arab Spring To Win The War On Terrorism, Pat Proctor Jul 2012

War Without Violence: Leveraging The Arab Spring To Win The War On Terrorism, Pat Proctor

Journal of Strategic Security

After a decade of war, the United States has failed to eradicate the threat of salafist jihadism. No matter how hard it tries, the United States cannot kill its way to victory in the war on terrorism. Sweeping changes across the Middle East—dubbed the "Arab Spring" by the media—have presented the West with a unique opportunity to pursue an alternative approach. Rather than engaging in war (politics through violence), the United States should engage in mass politics (war without violence) to compel the Arab world to reject the salafist jihadism idea. This article proposes a strategy calibrated to ...


Learning From Libya, Acting In Syria, Caitlin A. Buckley Jul 2012

Learning From Libya, Acting In Syria, Caitlin A. Buckley

Journal of Strategic Security

The international community has reached an impasse. The violence committed by Syrian President Assad's government against opposition forces, who have been calling for democratic reform, regime change, and expanded rights, has necessitated a response from the international community. This article explores various ways the international community could respond to the crisis in Syria and the consequences of each approach. It compares the current calamity in Syria to the crisis in Libya and examines the international community's response to the violence perpetrated by Qaddafi's regime. It further analyzes reports, primarily from the UN and news sources, about the ...


Libya And Resolution 1973: The Law Of Politics, Monica Naime Jul 2012

Libya And Resolution 1973: The Law Of Politics, Monica Naime

Journal of Strategic Security

This paper analyzes recent developments in the intervention in Libya from the perspective of international relations and international law. The evidence suggests that states decided to intervene in Libya prior to sanction from the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 1973. The implication from the Libyan example is that politics was the impetus for the formulation and implementation of law, and not the other way around. Law "happens" in a context, and this context is shaped and bounded by international politics. This article is intended to invigorate further research into how international politics influences the creation, interpretation, and application of ...


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 ...


Ten Years Of Gwot, The Failure Of Democratization And The Fallacy Of “Ungoverned Spaces”, David P. Oakley, Patrick Proctor Apr 2012

Ten Years Of Gwot, The Failure Of Democratization And The Fallacy Of “Ungoverned Spaces”, David P. Oakley, Patrick Proctor

Journal of Strategic Security

October 7, 2011, marked a decade since the United States invaded Afghanistan and initiated the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). While most ten-year anniversary gifts involve aluminum, tin, or diamonds, the greatest gift U.S. policymakers can present American citizens is a reconsideration of the logic that guides America's counterterrorism strategy. Although the United States has successfully averted large-scale domestic terrorist attacks, its inability to grasp the nature of the enemy has cost it dearly in wasted resources and, more importantly, lost lives. Two of the most consistent and glaring policy flaws revolve around the concepts of filling "ungoverned ...


Deterring And Dissuading Nuclear Terrorism, John J. Klein Apr 2012

Deterring And Dissuading Nuclear Terrorism, John J. Klein

Journal of Strategic Security

While nuclear deterrence theory may be well-suited to dealing with nuclear-armed states, its suitability for deterring nuclear terrorism has frequently been questioned since 9/11. While terrorist organizations do not necessarily act uniformly or according to the same underlying beliefs, many of the most aggressive organizations are motivated by an ideology that embraces martyrdom and an apocalyptic vision.1 This ideology may be based on religion or a desire to overthrow a government. Consequently, terrorists motivated by ideology who intend to use a stolen or improvised nuclear device against the United States or its interests may not care about the ...


Policy Intervention In Fata: Why Discourse Matters, Nazya Fiaz Dr. Apr 2012

Policy Intervention In Fata: Why Discourse Matters, Nazya Fiaz Dr.

Journal of Strategic Security

Despite years of wide-scale counterterrorism measures in Pakistan's FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), the injection of substantial funds, and the "close" collaboration between the United States and Pakistan, the ugly truth is that the extremism and militancy in FATA continues to recruit members. Moreover, there is little indication that the killing of Usama bin Ladin will have any significant effect on reducing support for militancy. While taking stock of these realities, this article will not seek to rehash the many successes and failures of the counterterrorist operations in FATA. Instead, its purpose will be to argue that while the ...


Cover & Front Matter Apr 2012

Cover & Front Matter

Journal of Strategic Security

No abstract provided.


A Systems-Based Approach To Intelligence Reform, Austen Givens Apr 2012

A Systems-Based Approach To Intelligence Reform, Austen Givens

Journal of Strategic Security

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 prompted the most comprehensive changes to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) since its creation via the National Security Act of 1947. Recent structural and organizational reforms, such as efforts to enhance information sharing and recruit speakers of hard-target languages, have also triggered new challenges to successful transformation. In light of the systemic problems facing the IC, this paper argues that systems engineering, a discipline increasingly useful in organizational change, offers a more efficient, holistic approach to the intelligence reform process than the status quo. Systems engineering views the IC as an integrated ...


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.


An Overview Of Web Archiving, Jinfang Niu Mar 2012

An Overview Of Web Archiving, Jinfang Niu

School of Information Faculty Publications

This overview is a study of the methods used at a variety of universities, and international government libraries and archives, to select, acquire, describe and access web resources for their archives. Creating a web archive presents many challenges, and library and information schools should ensure that instruction in web archiving methods and skills is made part of their curricula, to help future practitioners meet those challenges. In preparation for developing a web archiving course, the author conducted a comprehensive literature review. The findings are reported in this paper, along with the author's views on some of the methods in ...


Functionalities Of Web Archives, Jinfang Niu Mar 2012

Functionalities Of Web Archives, Jinfang Niu

School of Information Faculty Publications

The functionalities that are important to the users of web archives range from basic searching and browsing to advanced personalized and customized services, data mining, and website reconstruction. The author examined ten of the most established English language web archives to determine which functionalities each of the archives supported, and how they compared. A functionality checklist was designed, based on use cases created by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), and the findings of two related user studies. The functionality review was conducted, along with a comprehensive literature review of web archiving methods, in preparation for the development of a ...


First Choice - February 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Feb 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith Jan 2012

A Report By The Rr2 Taskforce, K. Megan Sheffield, Zoraya Betancourt, Carol Ann Borchert, Barbara Lewis, Susan Silver, Dennis J. Smith, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This is the collaborative work of the Re-envisioning Reference 2 committee that focused on the delivery of reference services and the possible move to a single service point at the USF Tampa Library.


Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, And Practices, Anol Bhattacherjee Jan 2012

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, And Practices, Anol Bhattacherjee

Textbooks Collection

This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a one-stop, comprehensive, and compact source for foundational concepts in behavioral research, and can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to research readings in any course on research methods.

The contents and examples are designed for anyone interested in behavioral research (not just information systems people), and so, the book should appeal to most business programs, social sciences, education, public health, and related disciplines.


First Choice - January 2012, Wusf, University Of South Florida Jan 2012

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

First Choice Monthly Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Open Access Journal Publishing At Usf: How We Do It, Why We Do It, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2012

Open Access Journal Publishing At Usf: How We Do It, Why We Do It, Todd A. Chavez

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

In this contribution to the 2011-2012 Digital Commons Community Webinar Series, I discuss the primary drivers for the University of South Florida Tampa Library's commitment to supporting open-access journals. Our primary motivations include removing obstacles for our faculty and deeply embedding the library as a full partner in the research endeavor. Secondary motivations include contributing to solutions for increasing journal costs and to promote the public good. I also discuss staffing the activity, training and skill sets, and workflow management.


Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie Jan 2012

Isn't Everything Online Yet? Streaming Media And Electronic Reserves, Leetta M. Schmidt, Rue Mckenzie

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries try several ways of meeting patron expectations. Providing on-demand streaming video content for course reserves remains a formidable challenge. Multitudinous methods for acquiring and accessing content hamper the flexibility of any such service. This article reviews what one library has done to make streaming media, especially streaming video, available to faculty in the collection and how this foundation will be used to support electronic reserves service in the future.


When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt Jan 2012

When The Pilot Is Over: Picking The Program And Making It Stick, Purchase On Demand At The University Of South Florida, Leetta M. Schmidt

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2008 the Interlibrary Loan department of the University of South Florida, Tampa, began a Purchase on Demand program, using interlibrary loan requests to supplement Collection Development practices. After three years the program was analyzed for effectiveness and compared to other programs currently in operation. To achieve a complete evaluation, interlibrary loan patrons were surveyed on their awareness and use of the Purchase on Demand program. This article combines the analysis of USF's program with recommendations gained through administration and evaluation of Purchase on Demand.


Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield Jan 2012

Acs Scholarship To The Charleston Conference Essay, K. Megan Sheffield

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Social Activity And Cognitive Functioning Over Time: A Coordinated Analysis Of Four Longitudinal Studies, Cassandra L. Brown, Laura E. Gibbons, Robert F. Kennison, Annie Robitaille, Magnus Lindwall, Meghan B. Mitchell, Steven D. Shirk, Alireza Atri, Cynthia R. Cimino, Andreana Benitez, Stuart W.S. Macdonald, Elizabeth M. Zelinski, Sherry L. Willis, K. Warner Schaie, Boo Johannson, Roger A. Dixon, Dan M. Mungas, Scott M. Hofer, Andrea M. Piccinin Jan 2012

Social Activity And Cognitive Functioning Over Time: A Coordinated Analysis Of Four Longitudinal Studies, Cassandra L. Brown, Laura E. Gibbons, Robert F. Kennison, Annie Robitaille, Magnus Lindwall, Meghan B. Mitchell, Steven D. Shirk, Alireza Atri, Cynthia R. Cimino, Andreana Benitez, Stuart W.S. Macdonald, Elizabeth M. Zelinski, Sherry L. Willis, K. Warner Schaie, Boo Johannson, Roger A. Dixon, Dan M. Mungas, Scott M. Hofer, Andrea M. Piccinin

Psychology Faculty Publications

Social activity is typically viewed as part of an engaged lifestyle that may help mitigate the deleterious effects of advanced age on cognitive function. As such, social activity has been examined in relation to cognitive abilities later in life. However, longitudinal evidence for this hypothesis thus far remains inconclusive. The current study sought to clarify the relationship between social activity and cognitive function over time using a coordinated data analysis approach across four longitudinal studies. A series of multilevel growth models with social activity included as a covariate is presented. Four domains of cognitive function were assessed: reasoning, memory, fluency ...