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Law Library Blog (December 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2023

Law Library Blog (December 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Characteristics Of Award-Winning Children’S Books About Agriculture: An Analysis Of Content, And The Perspectives Of Authors, Illustrators, And Publishers, Addison L. Beckham Dec 2023

Characteristics Of Award-Winning Children’S Books About Agriculture: An Analysis Of Content, And The Perspectives Of Authors, Illustrators, And Publishers, Addison L. Beckham

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this two-article qualitative study was to characterize children's literature about agriculture and to describe the perceptions of authors and illustrators who are responsible for writing and designing these successful publications. This will result in the ability of organizations like Feeding Minds Press to provide writers, illustrators, and publishers with effective strategies and techniques to improve the accuracy and overall quality of children’s literature about agriculture. Few parameters exist for authors of children’s books about agriculture (Biser, 2007). These parameters are necessary to ensure the quality and accuracy of these educational efforts (Serafini, 2012). Though Feeding Minds Press …


A Most Surprising Fern: Serendipity And Browsing In Botanical Search, Douglas Tuers May 2023

A Most Surprising Fern: Serendipity And Browsing In Botanical Search, Douglas Tuers

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

This article is a case study of botanical field work in the eastern United States in the early twentieth century. These cases will be analyzed as instances of browsing and serendipity. Browsing and serendipity have a rich literature in information science and this article will draw on this literature in order to better understand serendipity in botany. This article will show how botanical localities support browsing and serendipity for the botanists who search them. This article will also show how botanical institutions and botanists interface with localities in order to further support browsing and serendipity. As a whole this article …


Access And Use Of Consortium For E-Resources In Agriculture (Cera) By The Research Scholars And Post Graduate Students Of The Krc College Of Horticulture, Arabhavi, Uhs Bagalkot, Manjunath B. Hadimani Mr., Vinayaka M. Bankapur Dr. Feb 2023

Access And Use Of Consortium For E-Resources In Agriculture (Cera) By The Research Scholars And Post Graduate Students Of The Krc College Of Horticulture, Arabhavi, Uhs Bagalkot, Manjunath B. Hadimani Mr., Vinayaka M. Bankapur Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the electronic information age, consortiums are gaining more importance. The consortia movement has entered libraries and has received attention from the information-producing community. CeRA consortium is a tremendously great effort on the part of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to propose single-window access to e-resources to State Agricultural Universities (SAU)/ICAR institutes all over India. CeRA subscribed to e-Resources and create/facilitate an e-environment and e-access culture for faculty, scientists, research scholars, and students in the National Agricultural Research and Education System. The current study attempts to understand the access and use of CeRA among the researchers and PG …


Biodiversity Of Philippine Marine Fishes: A Dna Barcode Reference Library Based On Voucher Specimens, Katherine E. Bemis, Matthew G. Girard, Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Kent E. Carpenter, Jonathan R. Deeds, Diane E. Pitassy, Nicko Amor L. Flores, Elizabeth S. Hunter, Amy C. Driskell, Kenneth S. Macdonald Iii, Lee A. Weigt, Jeffrey T. Williams Jan 2023

Biodiversity Of Philippine Marine Fishes: A Dna Barcode Reference Library Based On Voucher Specimens, Katherine E. Bemis, Matthew G. Girard, Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Kent E. Carpenter, Jonathan R. Deeds, Diane E. Pitassy, Nicko Amor L. Flores, Elizabeth S. Hunter, Amy C. Driskell, Kenneth S. Macdonald Iii, Lee A. Weigt, Jeffrey T. Williams

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Accurate identification of fishes is essential for understanding their biology and to ensure food safety for consumers. DNA barcoding is an important tool because it can verify identifications of both whole and processed fishes that have had key morphological characters removed (e.g., filets, fish meal); however, DNA reference libraries are incomplete, and public repositories for sequence data contain incorrectly identified sequences. During a nine-year sampling program in the Philippines, a global biodiversity hotspot for marine fishes, we developed a verified reference library of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) sequences for 2,525 specimens representing 984 species. Specimens were primarily purchased …


Ua1c11/124 Charles Taylor Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2023

Ua1c11/124 Charles Taylor Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Charles Taylor's personal papers.


Ua37/46 Charles Taylor Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2023

Ua37/46 Charles Taylor Faculty/Staff Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Personal papers of Charles Taylor.


Seeking Of Agriculture Information Through Mobile Phones By Rice Farmers In Ogoja Agricultural Zone, Cross River State, Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Ginini Francis Elemi, Ejeje Igwe Agube, Comfort Aya, Anthonia Egem Okem Dec 2022

Seeking Of Agriculture Information Through Mobile Phones By Rice Farmers In Ogoja Agricultural Zone, Cross River State, Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Ginini Francis Elemi, Ejeje Igwe Agube, Comfort Aya, Anthonia Egem Okem

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Seeking agriculture information is common among rice farmers in many parts of the world. The study was aimed at assessing the Seeking of Agriculture Information through Mobile Phone by Rice Farmers in Ogoja Agricultural Zone of Cross River State Nigeria The specific objectives of the study were to; identify the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, determine factors influencing the seeking of agriculture information through mobile phones by rice farmers, and to examine the constraints to use of mobile phones by rice farmers in Ogoja Agricultural Zone of Cross River State Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was adopted to select ninety …


“Don’T Fear The Literature Review!” A Review Of Literature Review Teaching Tools, Kimberly S. Westbrooks, Paula Barnett-Ellis Nov 2022

“Don’T Fear The Literature Review!” A Review Of Literature Review Teaching Tools, Kimberly S. Westbrooks, Paula Barnett-Ellis

Presentations, Proceedings & Performances

The literature review is a difficult aspect of research methods courses. The act of artfully weaving together content from an array of scholarly sources is a challenge to teach. This presentation introduces faculty members to literature review teaching strategies, including multiple pathways to better understand a topic's pertinent literature.


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Illegal Oil Bunkers In Imiringi Town Of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr. Sep 2022

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Illegal Oil Bunkers In Imiringi Town Of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the information needs and seeking behavior of Illegal oil bunkers in Imiringi Town of Bayelsa state. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. and was carried out using 150 questionnaires in order to ascertain the information needs and information seeking behavior of Illegal oil bunkers. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data. The result showed that the Illegal oil bunkers do not have access to adequate information because the libraries as well as the local government, who this responsibility rests on, have been inefficient. Recommendations …


A Qualitative Look Into Repair Practices, Jumana Labib Aug 2022

A Qualitative Look Into Repair Practices, Jumana Labib

Undergraduate Student Research Internships Conference

This research poster is based on a working research paper which moves beyond the traditional scope of repair and examines the Right to Repair movement from a smaller, more personal lens by detailing the 6 categorical impediments as dubbed by Dr. Alissa Centivany (design, law, economic/business strategy, material asymmetry, informational asymmetry, and social impediments) have continuously inhibited repair and affected repair practices, which has consequently had larger implications (environmental, economic, social, etc.) on ourselves, our objects, and our world. The poster builds upon my research from last year (see "The Right to Repair: (Re)building a better future"), this time pulling …


Influence Of Information Sources On Farmers’ Indigenous Knowledge Of Soil Fertility Management In Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Emmanuel Ohara Eremi, Oliver Effiong Ntui, Mary Chinwe Nwogu, Precious Jabe Besong Jul 2022

Influence Of Information Sources On Farmers’ Indigenous Knowledge Of Soil Fertility Management In Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Emmanuel Ohara Eremi, Oliver Effiong Ntui, Mary Chinwe Nwogu, Precious Jabe Besong

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed the influence of information sources on farmers’ indigenous knowledge on soil fertility management in Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select one hundred and eighty respondents and the instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of simple frequency and percentage. The findings show that majority of the farmers sampled were female 57.2%, single 50.5%; and tertiary education 39.5%. The result on the sources of farmers’ information about soil fertility management indicated that television was 31.7%, and social media accounted for 31.1% of the total respondents while extension agents accounted …


Stinging The Predators: A Collection Of Papers That Should Never Have Been Published, Zen Faulkes May 2022

Stinging The Predators: A Collection Of Papers That Should Never Have Been Published, Zen Faulkes

Biology Faculty Publications and Presentations

This ebook collects academic papers and conference abstracts that were meant to be so terrible that nobody in their right mind would publish them. All were submitted to journals and conferences to expose weak or non-existent peer review and other exploitative practices. Each paper has a brief introduction. Short essays round out the collection.


Mov 300: Kinesiology Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley Apr 2022

Mov 300: Kinesiology Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley

Curated OER Collections

This OER curation is an annotated bibliography of prospective OER for the GVSU course MOV 300: Kinesiology, assembled by request from the instructor.


Bms 202: Human Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley Apr 2022

Bms 202: Human Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley

Curated OER Collections

This OER curation is an annotated bibliography of prospective OER for the GVSU course BMS 202: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, assembled by request from the instructor.


Academic Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of History And International Studies In Nigerian Federal Universities, Chidi Amaechi Ph.D, Joseph Oluchukwu Wogu Ph.D Mar 2022

Academic Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduate Students Of History And International Studies In Nigerian Federal Universities, Chidi Amaechi Ph.D, Joseph Oluchukwu Wogu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to understand the academic information-seeking behaviour of undergraduate students of history and international studies in Nigerian federal universities. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study respondents were South-East federal universities undergraduate students of 100-400 levels in South-East, Nigeria's history and international studies department. The study was borne out of the numerous behavioural patterns exhibited by undergraduate students, history, and international studies undergraduate students inclusive for them to excel in their academic pursuits. 110 undergraduate students of history and international studies were sampled for the study. In determining the sample size, a random …


Political Ecology For Environmental And Life Sciences Maf-Saf 547, Joanna Burkhardt Mar 2022

Political Ecology For Environmental And Life Sciences Maf-Saf 547, Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

No abstract provided.


Wildlife Tracking Nrs 432, Michael Cerbo Mar 2022

Wildlife Tracking Nrs 432, Michael Cerbo

Collection Development Reports and Documents

No abstract provided.


Wildlife Tracking Nrs 432x, Michael Cerbo Mar 2022

Wildlife Tracking Nrs 432x, Michael Cerbo

Collection Development Reports and Documents

No abstract provided.


A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski Jan 2022

A Call For The Library Community To Deploy Best Practices Toward A Database For Biocultural Knowledge Relating To Climate Change, Martha B. Lerski

Publications and Research

Abstract

Purpose – In this paper, a call to the library and information science community to support documentation and conservation of cultural and biocultural heritage has been presented.

Design/methodology/approach – Based in existing Literature, this proposal is generative and descriptive— rather than prescriptive—regarding precisely how libraries should collaborate to employ technical and ethical best practices to provide access to vital data, research and cultural narratives relating to climate.

Findings – COVID-19 and climate destruction signal urgent global challenges. Library best practices are positioned to respond to climate change. Literature indicates how libraries preserve, share and cross-link cultural and scientific knowledge. …


Library Use For Agricultural Research By Undergraduate Students Of The Faculty Of Agriculture, Forestry And Wildlife Resources Management, University Of Calabar, Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Oliver Effiong Ntui, Dorathy Aje Iyamah, Love Eyo Abu, Dorcas Okaja Ochang Jan 2022

Library Use For Agricultural Research By Undergraduate Students Of The Faculty Of Agriculture, Forestry And Wildlife Resources Management, University Of Calabar, Nigeria, Friday O. Idiku, Oliver Effiong Ntui, Dorathy Aje Iyamah, Love Eyo Abu, Dorcas Okaja Ochang

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the use of the University of Calabar library for agricultural research by students of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management. The general objective of the study was to determine the use of the University of Calabar library for agricultural research by students of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management. The specific objectives include to identify the number of students of the Faculty of Agriculture who registered with the University of Calabar library for the 2020/2021 academic session, identify the purpose of library use by students, assess the material and electronic resources …


Ict Based Agricultural Knowledge Transfer Of Women Farmers: A Case Of Gender Responsiveness From A Developing Country Perspective, Susmita Das, Paritosh Mondal, Rajesh Kumar Das Dec 2021

Ict Based Agricultural Knowledge Transfer Of Women Farmers: A Case Of Gender Responsiveness From A Developing Country Perspective, Susmita Das, Paritosh Mondal, Rajesh Kumar Das

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Women are increasingly becoming an integral part of the rural economy. Feminization and empowerment in agriculture is taking place while outmigration of males in the rural Bangladesh is visible due to higher off farm income. The objective of this study is to determine the current state of the ICT-based agricultural knowledge transfer of female farmers in Bangladesh involved in agricultural operations. Data were collected through survey method using structured questionnaire from 140 female farmers involved in public ICT service centers of Bangladesh. The questionnaire was administrated face-to-face and collected data were analysed with SPSS version 23.0. The result from the …


Law Library Blog (December 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2021

Law Library Blog (December 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Laboratory Research Skills, Joanna Burkhardt Nov 2021

Laboratory Research Skills, Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

No abstract provided.


Laboratory Research Skills (Permanent), Joanna Burkhardt Nov 2021

Laboratory Research Skills (Permanent), Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

No abstract provided.


Using Fad Diets To Teach Information Evaluation, Jonathan D. Carlson, Annie Larson, Laura Bauer Oct 2021

Using Fad Diets To Teach Information Evaluation, Jonathan D. Carlson, Annie Larson, Laura Bauer

Libraries Staff Publications

In Spring 2021, the librarian presenters partnered with Laura Bauer, a Nutrition faculty member, to teach students in introductory Nutrition classes information evaluation skills. The instructor's assignment originally asked the class of non-science major students to find a recipe online that met a personal nutrition goal based on current recommendations. The assignment evolved for a class of pre-health science students into an evaluative assignment where students were asked to research a fad diet online and compare those findings with the scholarly literature, all while considering diet culture through a social justice lens. In this session we'll discuss how the librarians …


Program Bs In Nutrition, Julia Lovett Sep 2021

Program Bs In Nutrition, Julia Lovett

Library Impact Statements

No abstract provided.


Greening The Archive: The Social Climate Of Cotton Manufacturing In The "Samuel Oldknow Papers, 1782-1924", Bernadette Myers, Melina Moe Aug 2021

Greening The Archive: The Social Climate Of Cotton Manufacturing In The "Samuel Oldknow Papers, 1782-1924", Bernadette Myers, Melina Moe

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

This article re-examines the records and correspondence of Samuel Oldknow, a late eighteenth century textile manufacturer, within the context of the environmental humanities. Oldknow’s papers, a portion of which are held at Columbia University, are most often used by economic historians to date the beginnings of the factory wage labor system. We highlight, instead, the environmental implications of Oldknow’s cotton enterprise by juxtaposing documents related to the global reach of Oldknow’s empire with evidence of his transformation of the local landscape of northern England. This process of re-scaling captures a sense of what we call the “social climate” of the …


The Value Of Republishing Scientific Literature In Institutional Repositories, Sue Ann Gardner, Linnea Fredrickson, Paul Royster Jun 2021

The Value Of Republishing Scientific Literature In Institutional Repositories, Sue Ann Gardner, Linnea Fredrickson, Paul Royster

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

Background: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries institutional repository was founded in 2005 on the Digital Commons platform. It currently contains more than 118,000 full-text scholarly works that have been downloaded over 73,000,000 times.

Problem that drove the project: Older scientific literature may only occasionally circulate from university library collections or be purchased by readers from remaindered publishers' stock.

Methods: This research will employ statistical analyses to demonstrate the value of making available four series of scientific literature in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries Digital Commons: Insecta Mundi, the Nebraska Bird Review, the Transactions of the Nebraska …


Global Analysis Of High Cited Papers On “Impact Of Covid-19 On Mental Health” During 2020-21, Ghouse Modin Nabeesab Mamdapur Mr., Brij Mohan Gupta Dr., Sandeep Grover Dr. Jun 2021

Global Analysis Of High Cited Papers On “Impact Of Covid-19 On Mental Health” During 2020-21, Ghouse Modin Nabeesab Mamdapur Mr., Brij Mohan Gupta Dr., Sandeep Grover Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A bibliometric analysis based on 160 highly cited papers extracted from the Scopus international database was carried out to provide insights into literature characteristics and publication performances of various participating actors on “Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health”. Quantitative and qualitative Indicators were applied to measure the productivity and citation impact of most productive participating countries, organizations, authors, journals and significant keywords and to visualise and measure collaborative interaction among them using VOSviewer software. Results obtained from this study can provide valuable information for researchers and policy-makers to identify present and future hotspots in research on “Impact of COVID-19 on …