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Cooperation In The Commonwealth: Perceptions Of Partnership Initiatives Between Virginia's Academic Health Sciences Libraries And Select (Contiguous) Public Library Systems For The Provision Of Consumer Health Information Services, Jessica Lynn Waugh Dec 2009

Cooperation In The Commonwealth: Perceptions Of Partnership Initiatives Between Virginia's Academic Health Sciences Libraries And Select (Contiguous) Public Library Systems For The Provision Of Consumer Health Information Services, Jessica Lynn Waugh

Masters Theses

Increasing numbers of Americans are seeking information about health and medicine. The advent of the Internet has ushered in an explosion of resources, but no mediating device to help lay people discern between authoritative current data, opinion pieces or unsubstantiated anecdotes. The field of consumer health is ripe with programs and initiatives designed to address the issue of access and education, but those are often scattered, spottily coordinated, poorly advertised and, in some cases, needlessly duplicated. The formation of robust partnerships between two major entities attempting to provide consumer health information (public libraries and academic health sciences libraries) seems logical …


Effects On Digital Image Quality When Photographing Through A Transparent Material Used To Hold Or Flatten An Original Object, Paul E. Howell Dec 2009

Effects On Digital Image Quality When Photographing Through A Transparent Material Used To Hold Or Flatten An Original Object, Paul E. Howell

Masters Theses

An increasing number of libraries and archives are initiating projects where new and updated technologies make it practical to digitize materials containing color and fine detail. Many of the imaging systems and methods used for this process require that some type of glass or plastic be placed over the original to hold it flat and in the correct position during image capture. The physical properties of a material placed between an original object and the capture system or camera, during digitization, could possibly affect the accuracy of image color and quality being reproduced by the system. This investigation provides an …


Guía Para La Prevención De Accidentes De Trabajo Y Enfermedades Profesionales En Los Trabajadores De Archivo, Nidya Ramirez Alfonso Oct 2009

Guía Para La Prevención De Accidentes De Trabajo Y Enfermedades Profesionales En Los Trabajadores De Archivo, Nidya Ramirez Alfonso

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

El presente trabajo es una guía para la prevención de accidentes de trabajo y enfermedades profesionales en los trabajadores de archivo, cuyo principal objetivo identificar los riesgos a los que están expuestos los trabajadores en los archivos, tanto en vulnerabilidad interna como externa. Por otra parte la guía describe algunas medidas que deben tomar los trabajadores de archivo para promover y garantizar su bienestar físico, mental y social, reduciendo los accidentes de trabajo y/o enfermedades profesionales a causa del desempeño de su labor. Siendo posible esto mediante la identificación, concientización y capacitación del personal frente a los diferentes riesgos producidos …


Gestión Administrativa En Las Bibliotecas De Las Universidades Acreditadas De Bogotá D.C Mediante Indicadores De Gestión, Eva Iliana Pinzon Moreno Oct 2009

Gestión Administrativa En Las Bibliotecas De Las Universidades Acreditadas De Bogotá D.C Mediante Indicadores De Gestión, Eva Iliana Pinzon Moreno

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Research In Information Technology: Analysis Of Existing Graduate Research, Christopher John Cole Oct 2009

Research In Information Technology: Analysis Of Existing Graduate Research, Christopher John Cole

Theses and Dissertations

Information Technology is an academic discipline that is well recognized by the academic community. There is an increasing number of schools offering degrees in Information Technology and has there is an official curriculum published with the ACM/IEEE computing Curriculum. A concern with Information Technology as an academic discipline is that it does not have a clearly defined set of research issues which are not studied by any other discipline. One way to propose this set of issues is to perform a “bottom-up” analysis and gather research in IT that has already been published. This research can then be analyzed for …


Estudio De Caracterización Ocupacional En Archivos De Empresas De Telecomunicaciones En Colombia, Miguel Ángel Manrique Mikán Sep 2009

Estudio De Caracterización Ocupacional En Archivos De Empresas De Telecomunicaciones En Colombia, Miguel Ángel Manrique Mikán

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La evolución de la archivística se ha desarrollado inicialmente a través de procesos técnicos, continuando con procesos intelectuales y profesionales, e incluso llegando a procesos administrativos y de mercadeo; constituyendo así una profesión integral frente a la gestión de información. El interés de la investigación es precisamente identificar características y rasgos del personal asignado a los archivos en el sub sector de las telecomunicaciones desde perspectivas legales, ocupacionales, formativas, organizacionales y tecnológicas. Cada ambiente fue desarrollado procedimentalmente acudiendo a fuentes de información primaria y secundaria, las primeras intentando identificar rasgos propios de cada entorno, a través de la aplicación de …


Programa De Promoción De Lectura Dirigido A La Población Infantil Entre Los 6 Y 10 Años De Edad De La Fundación Bella Flor Al Sur De La Ciudad De Bogotá, Carolina Castillo Melo May 2009

Programa De Promoción De Lectura Dirigido A La Población Infantil Entre Los 6 Y 10 Años De Edad De La Fundación Bella Flor Al Sur De La Ciudad De Bogotá, Carolina Castillo Melo

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams May 2009

Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams

Student Theses

As more scholarly and research materials are created in digital formats, institutions charged with managing, preserving, and disseminating these materials are increasingly adopting specialized software tools and environments created to fulfill these functions. Concurrently, subscriptions to serials databases provided by academic publishers are increasingly prohibitive and problematic. This paper surveys the adoption of digital institutional repositories by research institutions in the New York City region as of the Spring of 2009, and concludes that in spite of their potential advantages these systems are still not widely applied toward addressing the issues of preservation and access to their fullest potential.


High School Media Center Web Sites: Essential Elements, Debra Ann Cathcart May 2009

High School Media Center Web Sites: Essential Elements, Debra Ann Cathcart

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research investigation was to determine what was considered essential for a high school media center's Web page. A content analysis research method using high school media center Web pages was performed to verify contents and functionality, as well as similarities and differentiations. The results of this study indicated that some elements were considered essential for high school media center Web pages, such as online magazines and/or encyclopedias, databases, and information and/or resources on bibliographies and citations. The research also provided elements considered tentative in regards to level of essentialism for these Web pages, such as links …


Self-Censorship In Middle School Libraries, Jennifer M. Gallagher May 2009

Self-Censorship In Middle School Libraries, Jennifer M. Gallagher

Theses and Dissertations

Self-censorship and the middle school library was the focus of the research contained in this study. The purpose was to investigate, through OPAC searches, the holdings of fifteen New Jersey public middle school library media centers to determine if thirty titles were included in the collections. The titles selected received positive reviews from at least two sources as being suitable for students in the 7th through 10th grade or ages 12 and up. The titles included in the study contained one or more of the following topics: abuse (drug, sexual, or domestic), homosexuality, interpersonal relations, family problems, religion, …


Are Public Libraries In New Jersey Providing Early Literacy Programs For Children Age Birth To 23 Months Based On The Pla "Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library" Program?, Beverly C. Jacob May 2009

Are Public Libraries In New Jersey Providing Early Literacy Programs For Children Age Birth To 23 Months Based On The Pla "Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library" Program?, Beverly C. Jacob

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if public libraries in New Jersey provide early literacy programs for children age birth to 23 months based on PLA "Every Child Ready To Read @ your library" program. Questionnaires were provided electronically to a sample of 52 public children's librarians in New Jersey.

A total of 15 responses were received. When asked if the respondents used the Early Literacy Every Child Ready To Read birth to 23 months program materials sent to them by the State Library in 2005, 33% used some of the aspects of the workshop outline and 33% …


A Content Analysis Of Young Adult Novels Featuring Mentally And Emotionally Disabled Characters, Lisa L. Ballistreri May 2009

A Content Analysis Of Young Adult Novels Featuring Mentally And Emotionally Disabled Characters, Lisa L. Ballistreri

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to closely examine twenty works of young adult fiction that featured a character with either a mental or emotional disability. Specifically, it addressed the following research questions: 1.) What percentage of the books evaluated portrayed the disabled character as a major character or a supporting character? 2.) What percentage of the books were written from or included the disabled character's point-of-view? 3.) What percentage of the books portrayed the disabled character as a dynamic as opposed to a static character? 4.) Did the character's disability play a major role or a minor role in …


How Do Elementary School Boys Characterize Their Reading Favorites And Behaviors?, Brenda J. Koonce May 2009

How Do Elementary School Boys Characterize Their Reading Favorites And Behaviors?, Brenda J. Koonce

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a boy crisis in our schools. It also looked at what the boys are interested in and what are they reading. The study investigated the latest research on young boys struggling to read, and their comparison to young girls.

The study provided evidence of their favorite books and authors. It furnished information on the boys' computer and television time. The study showed how the boys selected books and where they located new books. Percentages were presented about their personal libraries.

Overall, the study investigated how to make classrooms and …


Using Author Studies To Incorporate Multicultural Literature Across The New Jersey Core Curriculum, Carol Lynn Raines-Sapp May 2009

Using Author Studies To Incorporate Multicultural Literature Across The New Jersey Core Curriculum, Carol Lynn Raines-Sapp

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to incorporate one author's work of multicultural literature to determine its significance in other subject areas within the New Jersey Core Curriculum exclusive of Language Arts/Literacy curriculum. It was to provide media specialists and classroom teachers with integral skills, concepts and ideas found in multicultural literature. The study used one author study, Virginia Hamilton, and one culture, African American in its evaluation within the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The study showed that readability level of the selected works by Virginia Hamilton was excellent for students in grades four through six. Also, it …


The Relationship Between Library Professional Development And Technology In School Media Centers, Crystal L. O'Malley May 2009

The Relationship Between Library Professional Development And Technology In School Media Centers, Crystal L. O'Malley

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between how school media specialists learn about new technologies and the implementation of those technologies into their school media centers. The researcher expected that the more hours media specialists spent in professional development activities, the more likely it would be that the technologies learned in the professional development activities would be implemented in their media centers. The survey was prepared and sent to 126 media specialists throughout New Jersey. Sixty-one media specialists responded. The results of the survey indicated that there was some correlation between certain types …


Nivel De Implementación De Sistemas De Gestión De Documentos Electrónicos En El Sector Bancario De Bogotá, Nancy Carolina Rincon Perez Apr 2009

Nivel De Implementación De Sistemas De Gestión De Documentos Electrónicos En El Sector Bancario De Bogotá, Nancy Carolina Rincon Perez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Information Technology And The Evolution Of The Library, Alexander N. Constantine Mar 2009

Information Technology And The Evolution Of The Library, Alexander N. Constantine

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to examine the current state of the practice of information technology use among academic and research libraries in order to gain insight into the level of maturity of various emerging technologies such as the Institutional Repository (IR) to be used to provide descriptive guidance and context to other institutions considering them for application. This research uses a case study methodology involving a single case design with multiple units of analysis, and draws evidence from individual interviews of research and education libraries chosen from a range of sizes, foci, and jurisdictions. This evidence is coupled …


Information Technology Infrastructure Library Problem Management Practices In Higher Education: A Maturity Model Approach, Peter Allyn Jurhs Mar 2009

Information Technology Infrastructure Library Problem Management Practices In Higher Education: A Maturity Model Approach, Peter Allyn Jurhs

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

This study addresses the movement from a traditional to an ITSM approach for Help Desk services in Higher Education. The central goal of the study was the development of a Problem Management Maturity Model. The Problem Management Maturity Model was constructed by reviewing the Information Technology Infrastructure Library Problem Management literature for core components to include in the model. The data collected from surveys of Help Desk managers was used to place Higher Education institutions on the specific level of the Problem Management Maturity Model. Several different hypotheses about predictors for Problem Management maturity were tested but none proved to …


Modelo De Certificación De Calidad Para Un Programa De Gestión Documental. Entidades Públicas En Colombia, Claudia Constanza Díaz Herrera Feb 2009

Modelo De Certificación De Calidad Para Un Programa De Gestión Documental. Entidades Públicas En Colombia, Claudia Constanza Díaz Herrera

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Análisis De La Descripción Documental En Los Archivos De La Administración Pública Central En Colombia A Partir De Las Normas Internacionales. Caso Ministerio De Hacienda Y Crédito Público Y Ministerio De Minas Y Energía, Adriana Del Pilar Ruiz Rosales Jan 2009

Análisis De La Descripción Documental En Los Archivos De La Administración Pública Central En Colombia A Partir De Las Normas Internacionales. Caso Ministerio De Hacienda Y Crédito Público Y Ministerio De Minas Y Energía, Adriana Del Pilar Ruiz Rosales

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Diseño, Desarrollo, E Implementación De Un Sistema De Gestión De Conocimiento Basado En Un Sistema Wiki Para El Programa De Sistemas De Información Y Documentación, Zulma Liliana Lopez Garzon Jan 2009

Diseño, Desarrollo, E Implementación De Un Sistema De Gestión De Conocimiento Basado En Un Sistema Wiki Para El Programa De Sistemas De Información Y Documentación, Zulma Liliana Lopez Garzon

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Emperor Norton I: The Rise Of A San Francisco Cultural Icon 1859-1880, Dieter Martin Jan 2009

Emperor Norton I: The Rise Of A San Francisco Cultural Icon 1859-1880, Dieter Martin

WWU Graduate School Collection

The California Gold Rush had a profound effect on the emerging city of San Francisco. Extreme highs and lows in the economic environment created an atmosphere in which the city's citizens were used to hardship and adversity. These conditions, combined with the importance of the newspaper industry explain the emergence of an eccentric individual such as Emperor Norton. Although he began his career in San Francisco as a prominent businessman, it is his later life as the self declared Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico which is most remembered today. Joshua Norton's career as Emperor mirrored that …


Accesibilidad Tecnológica Para Limitados Visuales En Las Bibliotecas Públicas Mayores En La Ciudad De Bogotá, Jorge Alberto Ortiz Jan 2009

Accesibilidad Tecnológica Para Limitados Visuales En Las Bibliotecas Públicas Mayores En La Ciudad De Bogotá, Jorge Alberto Ortiz

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Evaluación Del Servicio De Conmutación Bibliográfica En Tres Bibliotecas Universitarias De La Ciudad De Bogotá D.C, Sandra Patricia Peña Julio Jan 2009

Evaluación Del Servicio De Conmutación Bibliográfica En Tres Bibliotecas Universitarias De La Ciudad De Bogotá D.C, Sandra Patricia Peña Julio

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Faith And Literature: A Look At Book Censorship, Laura Cox Jan 2009

Faith And Literature: A Look At Book Censorship, Laura Cox

Honors Theses

For centuries, society has debated the issue of book censorship. Before Johannes Gutenberg introduced the printing press in 1455, the burning of hand-scribed books destroyed limited copies and guaranteed they would not be read. With the printing press, books could be produced in greater numbers; yet, printed speech was still a commodity that could be controlled. In 1517, Pope Leo X condemned Martin Luther's Ninety Five Theses, an early example of religious censorship of materials deemed dangerous or subversive. Political censorship quickly followed when Emperor Charles V issued the Edict ofWorms, containing a "Law ofPrinting" which banned the printing, copying, …


Effects Of Institutional Factors On The Retention Of Graduate Students Of Color In Schools Of Library And Information Science, Sandra M. Snyder-Mondragon Jan 2009

Effects Of Institutional Factors On The Retention Of Graduate Students Of Color In Schools Of Library And Information Science, Sandra M. Snyder-Mondragon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intent of the study was to understand the changes that have occurred over the last 25 years in library programs as far as enrollment and diversity of students, number and ethnicity of the faculty, program income and expenses, cost of attendance, and scholarship and fellowship aid, in an effort to better understand library programs granting the MLIS degree. The study also endeavored to identify institutional factors associated with the retention and productivity rates of White students and students of color in schools of library and information science. During the period studied, the proportional representation of White students decreased. For …


Exploring Knowledge Loss In The Contact Center: Key Loss Areas, Contributing Factors, And Performance Metric Implications, Elizabeth M. Herman Jan 2009

Exploring Knowledge Loss In The Contact Center: Key Loss Areas, Contributing Factors, And Performance Metric Implications, Elizabeth M. Herman

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Knowledge loss, or organizational forgetting, is often overlooked in knowledge management frameworks, yet it costs organizations money, personnel, efficiency, and customer service. The purpose of this mixed model case study was to understand, using a model of forgetting as the conceptual framework, where and why loss occurred and to examine performance implications. An inbound telephone contact center was studied because of prolific changes in that industry regarding knowledge complexity and performance. The researcher interviewed 20 participants, observed 63 calls, and reviewed 3 months of performance data including average handle time, first call resolution percentages, and time spent on after call …


A Fuzzy Hierarchical Decision Model And Its Application In Networking Datacenters And In Infrastructure Acquisitions And Design, Michael Khader Jan 2009

A Fuzzy Hierarchical Decision Model And Its Application In Networking Datacenters And In Infrastructure Acquisitions And Design, Michael Khader

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

According to several studies, an inordinate number of major business decisions to acquire, design, plan, and implement networking infrastructures fail. A networking infrastructure is a collaborative group of telecommunications systems providing services needed for a firm's operations and business growth. The analytical hierarchy process (AHP) is a well established decision-making process used to analyze decisions related to networking infrastructures. AHP is concerned with decomposing complex decisions into a set of factors and solutions. However, AHP has difficulties in handling uncertainty in decision information. This study addressed the research question of solutions to AHP deficiencies. The solutions were accomplished through the …


Assessing The Collaborative Knowledge Management Of The Market Dominant Organization, Jacob Olusola Ogunlade Jan 2009

Assessing The Collaborative Knowledge Management Of The Market Dominant Organization, Jacob Olusola Ogunlade

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Dominant firms enjoy economic strengths which enable them to compete effectively in relevant markets through the use of collaborative knowledge management (CKM). While the literature is replete with general guiding principles for companies to adopt successful business strategies, there is very limited empirical research on effectively using CKM to improve company performance and market domination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate strategies for information sharing by companies to achieve better operations management and control, a wider range of customers, and stronger competitive edge in the global economy. Epistemological foundation for the study was provided by the literature on …