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Academic Library Resources And Services For Online Distance Learners: An Exploratory Study, Roseanne Michele Sasso Dec 2016

Academic Library Resources And Services For Online Distance Learners: An Exploratory Study, Roseanne Michele Sasso

Doctoral Dissertations

In this study distance learning library resources and services as provided by member institutions belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were examined. The goals of this study were (a) to identify the types of distance learning library resources and services being provided, and (b) to gain insight into the experiences and perspectives of Association of Research Libraries’ library personnel in delivering library resources and services to their distance learning library patrons. This exploratory study consisted of two phases, where both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Phase one involved a content analysis of member institution’s distance learning websites …


Evaluación De La Calidad De Los Servicios De Información De Las Bibliotecas Escolares De Las Instituciones Educativas Privadas En El Municipio De Mosquera, Cundinamarca. Estudio De Caso, Carlos Andrés Mendoza Puerto Dec 2016

Evaluación De La Calidad De Los Servicios De Información De Las Bibliotecas Escolares De Las Instituciones Educativas Privadas En El Municipio De Mosquera, Cundinamarca. Estudio De Caso, Carlos Andrés Mendoza Puerto

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Computational Environment For Modeling And Analysing Network Traffic Behaviour Using The Divide And Recombine Framework, Ashrith Barthur Dec 2016

Computational Environment For Modeling And Analysing Network Traffic Behaviour Using The Divide And Recombine Framework, Ashrith Barthur

Open Access Dissertations

There are two essential goals of this research. The first goal is to design and construct a computational environment that is used for studying large and complex datasets in the cybersecurity domain. The second goal is to analyse the Spamhaus blacklist query dataset which includes uncovering the properties of blacklisted hosts and understanding the nature of blacklisted hosts over time.

The analytical environment enables deep analysis of very large and complex datasets by exploiting the divide and recombine framework. The capability to analyse data in depth enables one to go beyond just summary statistics in research. This deep analysis is …


The Information-Seeking Strategies Of Humanities Scholars Using Resources In Languages Other Than English, Carol Sabbar Dec 2016

The Information-Seeking Strategies Of Humanities Scholars Using Resources In Languages Other Than English, Carol Sabbar

Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

THE INFORMATION-SEEKING STRATEGIES OF HUMANITIES SCHOLARS

USING RESOURCES IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

by

Carol Sabbar

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2016

Under the Supervision of Dr. Iris Xie

This dissertation explores the information-seeking strategies used by scholars in the humanities who rely on resources in languages other than English. It investigates not only the strategies they choose but also the shifts that they make among strategies and the role that language, culture, and geography play in the information-seeking context. The study used purposive sampling to engage 40 human subjects, all of whom are post-doctoral humanities scholars based in the …


Decolonizing African-American Museums: A Case Study On Two African-American Museums In The South, Anastacia Jonique Scott Dec 2016

Decolonizing African-American Museums: A Case Study On Two African-American Museums In The South, Anastacia Jonique Scott

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation seeks to understand how African-American museums’ exhibits help individuals gain their sense of racial identity through public memory. In an era where the United States is supposedly “post-racial” African-American museums are flourishing. As institutions serving an important role in preserving the collective memory of African-American people in the US, African-American museums evoke questions of representation within the larger US narrative that confirm the persistent saliency of race in society, and therefore continue to have a public function in maintaining and developing a racial African-American identity (Jackson 2012; Eichstedt and Small 2002; Wilson 2012; Golding 2009).

My research is …


Estudio Diplomático Y Paleográfico Del Libro De Actas De La Catedral Primada De Bogotá 1693 - 1704, Camilo Andrés Moreno Bogoya Dec 2016

Estudio Diplomático Y Paleográfico Del Libro De Actas De La Catedral Primada De Bogotá 1693 - 1704, Camilo Andrés Moreno Bogoya

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Vulnerability Analysis And Security Framework For Zigbee Communication In Iot, Charbel Azzi Dec 2016

Vulnerability Analysis And Security Framework For Zigbee Communication In Iot, Charbel Azzi

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Securing IoT (Internet of Things) systems in general, regardless of the communication technology used, has been the concern of many researchers and private companies. As for ZigBee security concerns, much research and many experiments have been conducted to better predict the nature of potential security threats. In this research we are addressing several ZigBee vulnerabilities by performing first hand experiments and attack simulations on ZigBee protocol. This will allow us to better understand the security issues surveyed and find ways to mitigate them. Based on the attack simulations performed and the survey conducted, we have developed a ZigBee IoT framework …


Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating The Knowledge Translation Practices Of Researchers In The National Agriculture Research Institutes In Nigeria, Isioma N. Elueze Nov 2016

Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating The Knowledge Translation Practices Of Researchers In The National Agriculture Research Institutes In Nigeria, Isioma N. Elueze

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study investigated the knowledge translation practices of researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes of Nigeria and the utilization of research knowledge by policy actors in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria. Data for the study was obtained from agriculture researchers and the policy actors through questionnaires and interviews. In addition, bibliometric and content analysis were carried out on documents from the research institutes and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to gauge the transfer and use of knowledge by the researchers and policy actors respectively. Out of about six hundred questionnaires that …


Indicadores De Gestión Para La Evaluación De La Política Cero Papel En Las Entidades Del Estado Sector De La Inclusión Social Y Productiva, Alonso Ernesto Castilla Pallares Nov 2016

Indicadores De Gestión Para La Evaluación De La Política Cero Papel En Las Entidades Del Estado Sector De La Inclusión Social Y Productiva, Alonso Ernesto Castilla Pallares

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


La Lectura Digital Y El Libro Electrónico Como Herramientas De Apoyo En La Formación De Nuevas Competencias Lectoras En Estudiantes De Tercero Y Quinto De Primaria Del Colegio Internacional De Educación Integral Ciedi, Angel David Sánchez Hernández Nov 2016

La Lectura Digital Y El Libro Electrónico Como Herramientas De Apoyo En La Formación De Nuevas Competencias Lectoras En Estudiantes De Tercero Y Quinto De Primaria Del Colegio Internacional De Educación Integral Ciedi, Angel David Sánchez Hernández

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


The Essence Of The Library At A Public Research University As Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler Oct 2016

The Essence Of The Library At A Public Research University As Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

“The library is the heart of the university” is an oft-repeated metaphor used to describe the role or centrality of the library. The implication is that the library is central to the university’s teaching, research, and service mission. This concept, though previously generally accepted without authoritative proof, is facing numerous challenges to its validity. There has been considerable research and talk about how to make the library central, again. Much has been focused on what to do, rather than why.

As John Budd stated in 1995, “grounded study of the use of libraries, say, or of the transmission of information …


Producing Discursive Change: From "Illegal Aliens" To "Unauthorized Immigration" In Library Catalogs, J. Silvia Cho Sep 2016

Producing Discursive Change: From "Illegal Aliens" To "Unauthorized Immigration" In Library Catalogs, J. Silvia Cho

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Recent debates on immigration policies have included a discursive contest over the representation of unauthorized immigrants, in both the news media and the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), a subject indexing system administered by the Library of Congress. Using a mixed methods approach from a critical discourse analysis perspective, I examine the responses of the news media and the Library of Congress to societal pressures for change, showing how the Library’s complex institutional position can constrain its responses. Those obstacles, when combined with the characteristics of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) as a linguistic tool for information …


Diseño De Un Modelo De Gestión De Seguridad De Información Digital Para La Secretaría General De La Escuela Tecnológica Instituto Técnico Central, Alicia Janeth Peña Sánchez Sep 2016

Diseño De Un Modelo De Gestión De Seguridad De Información Digital Para La Secretaría General De La Escuela Tecnológica Instituto Técnico Central, Alicia Janeth Peña Sánchez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Estudio De Necesidades De Información De Los Estudiantes De Bachillerato Jornada Mañana Del Colegio Técnico Palermo Respecto A La Biblioteca Institucional, Carmen Sofía Barrios Bernal Sep 2016

Estudio De Necesidades De Información De Los Estudiantes De Bachillerato Jornada Mañana Del Colegio Técnico Palermo Respecto A La Biblioteca Institucional, Carmen Sofía Barrios Bernal

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La investigación aborda un estudio de las necesidades de información de los estudiantes de bachillerato (jornada mañana) del Colegio Técnico Palermo. Para lograrlo se abordaron lo conceptos teóricos de biblioteca escolar desde el manifiesto UNESCO/IFLA para la biblioteca escolar, de esta manera fue posible caracterizar la biblioteca escolar desde su historia, función, servicios entre otros. Así mismo, se identificó el estado del arte de las públicaciones de estudios de usuarios en bibliotecas escolares en Colombia y Latinoamérica, gracias a la revisión se pudieron identificar metodologías propias de este tipo de estudios que sirvieron de referente de la investigación. Posteriormente, desde …


El Patrimonio Fílmico Y Las Políticas Culturales Como Base Para Construcción Y Desarrollo De La Memoria Social. Investigación Documental De 2000 A 2010, Omar Alveiro Rodriguez Rodriguez Aug 2016

El Patrimonio Fílmico Y Las Políticas Culturales Como Base Para Construcción Y Desarrollo De La Memoria Social. Investigación Documental De 2000 A 2010, Omar Alveiro Rodriguez Rodriguez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers Aug 2016

Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers

Museum Studies Theses

Museums today have many responsibilities, including protecting and understanding objects in their care. Many also have relationships with groups of people whose items or artworks are housed within their institutions. This paper explores the relationship between museums and Northwest Coast Native Americans and their artists. Participating museums include those in and out of the Northwest Coast region, such as the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Burke Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Museum. Museum professionals who conducted research for some of these museums included Franz Boas, …


Decentering The Writing Program Archive: How Composition Instructors Save And Share Their Teaching Materials, Stacy Olivia Nall Aug 2016

Decentering The Writing Program Archive: How Composition Instructors Save And Share Their Teaching Materials, Stacy Olivia Nall

Open Access Dissertations

This dissertation decenters the writing program archive through research on instructors’ digital archives. Artifacts of composition instruction are no longer saved to print archives alone; rather, digital technologies expand the locations where artifacts of writing pedagogy can be archived and accessed. The following archival ethnography, focused on a community engagement writing course in the Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP) program, finds that many digital archives of composition are hidden to outside researchers or not sustained (which are theorized as either “abandoned” or “pop-up” archives). At the same time, some pedagogical materials are publicly visible by virtue of personal web spaces …


Out From Darkness And Into The Light: The Role Of Transparency And Social Media In Government, Frances Nichols Bachstein Aug 2016

Out From Darkness And Into The Light: The Role Of Transparency And Social Media In Government, Frances Nichols Bachstein

Doctoral Dissertations

Government agencies that protect secrecy often have a difficult time connecting to the public. Secretive, or perceived secretive government organizations often fall into the nebulous realm of uncertainty for the information consumer. This results in a great deal of misinformation and disinformation being thought of as correct. Since 2008, the US government is moving toward a more transparent, open, and easily accessed information base through social media. Agencies across the government are adopting types of social media communication. However, bureaus that primarily focus on security and safeguarding secrets struggle with how much disclose, which platforms of social media are the …


Organizing Historical Agricultural Data And Identifying Data Integrity Zones To Assess Agricultural Data Quality, Elizabeth Marie Hawkins Aug 2016

Organizing Historical Agricultural Data And Identifying Data Integrity Zones To Assess Agricultural Data Quality, Elizabeth Marie Hawkins

Open Access Dissertations

As precision agriculture transitions into decision agriculture, data driven decision- making has become the focus of the industry and data quality will be increasingly important. Traditionally, yield data cleaning techniques have removed individual data points based on criteria primarily focused on the yield values. However, when these methods are used, the underlying causes of the errors are often overlooked and as a result, these techniques may fail to remove all of the inaccurate data or remove “good” data. As part of this research, an alternative to data cleaning was developed. Data integrity zones (DIZ) within each field were identified by …


An Analysis Of The Current Strength Of The Academic Relationship With The Aerospace Industry, James A. Stratton Aug 2016

An Analysis Of The Current Strength Of The Academic Relationship With The Aerospace Industry, James A. Stratton

Open Access Dissertations

The objective of this research was to discover which methods of technology transfer were most commonly accessed within the Indiana manufacturing sector in an effort to best serve companies in the Hoosier State. Previous work has explored the perceived importance of various academic sources, but there has not been an investigation to identify the specific preferences of industry professionals. If these preferences can be identified, university assistance programs and other academic engagement programs will be able to predict, and hopefully influence how to grow and develop the domestic manufacturing sector, ultimately strengthening the channels of knowledge transfer between academia and …


The Lived Experiences Of Women In The Information Technology Field As They Transition From One Leadership Level To The Next: A Phenomenological Study, Marilyn Delmont Aug 2016

The Lived Experiences Of Women In The Information Technology Field As They Transition From One Leadership Level To The Next: A Phenomenological Study, Marilyn Delmont

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

There is an increasing disparity of women in the IT field, when compared to men, specifically within IT executive leadership roles. The number of women in IT executive leadership lags drastically behind men IT executives and has gone down by five percent since 2008. Despite significant growth in the IT field women are not growing with it. IT jobs are expected to increase by 1.5 million in the next decade. The purpose and central question of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of women and how they develop as IT leaders. Beginning with 19 broad questions, …


Acknowledgement Lag And Impact: Domain Differences In Published Research Supported By The National Science Foundation, Monica Inez Ihli Aug 2016

Acknowledgement Lag And Impact: Domain Differences In Published Research Supported By The National Science Foundation, Monica Inez Ihli

Masters Theses

This research combined archives of grant awards with a five-year period of bibliographic data from Web of Science in order to conduct an input-output study of research supported by the National Science Foundation. Acknowledgement lag is proposed as a new bibliometric term, defined as the time elapsed between when a grant is awarded and when a document is published which acknowledges that award. Acknowledgement lag was computed for the dataset, and domain differences in lag times were analyzed. Some areas, such as Plant & Animal Science or Social Science, were found to be more likely than other categories to acknowledge …


Information Literacy In The First Year Of Higher Education: Faculty Expectations And Student Practices, Meredith Esther Michaud Aug 2016

Information Literacy In The First Year Of Higher Education: Faculty Expectations And Student Practices, Meredith Esther Michaud

Dissertations and Theses

Information literacy is widely acknowledged as important for student success in higher education. Information literacy is the ability to sort through a large amount of available information, decide what is useful and believable, and apply it in an effective and ethical way. Faculty members have expectations regarding information literacy for students in the first year of college, while students have information literacy practices that may or may not match those expectations. In my study, I examined the alignment of faculty member information literacy expectations and student information literacy practices, focusing on freshman students and faculty members who teach freshman students …


Alternate Academy: Investigating The Use Of Open Educational Resources By Students At The University Of Lagos In Nigeria, Daniel Onaifo Jul 2016

Alternate Academy: Investigating The Use Of Open Educational Resources By Students At The University Of Lagos In Nigeria, Daniel Onaifo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Abstract

Open educational resources (OER) are increasingly used to support pedagogical initiatives and learning needs at institutions of higher education across the globe. In this thesis, I examined key issues in the use of OER by students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Specifically, I examined how much awareness the students have of OER, their attitudes toward OER, and the benefit they derive from using the resources. I also examined the specific motivations behind their use of the resources as well as the challenges they face in doing so. A mixed methods research design, consisting of two data collection …


El Papel De La Biblioteca De La Universidad De La Salle Frente Al Contexto De La Paz En Bogotá, Martha Patricia Bolaños Tinjaca Jul 2016

El Papel De La Biblioteca De La Universidad De La Salle Frente Al Contexto De La Paz En Bogotá, Martha Patricia Bolaños Tinjaca

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Caracterización Ocupacional Del Bibliotecólogo En Los Centros De Documentación De La Superintendencia De Servicios Públicos Y Empresa De Acueducto Y Alcantarillado De Bogotá, Diana Cristina Cruz Jul 2016

Caracterización Ocupacional Del Bibliotecólogo En Los Centros De Documentación De La Superintendencia De Servicios Públicos Y Empresa De Acueducto Y Alcantarillado De Bogotá, Diana Cristina Cruz

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

Partiendo de la base de la importancia de los centros de documentación, como la piedra angular sobre la que recae la responsabilidad de recoger, almacenar, procesar y difundir la información especializada de la empresa y que claramente se tiene definido que es una unidad de información especial, diferente de una biblioteca; el estudio abarca el análisis del marco teórico sobre los Centros de Documentación, las competencias laborales de los servidores de dichas unidades de información, la caracterización ocupacional del profesional de la bibliotecología en los Centros de la Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos y la Empresa de Acueducto de Bogotá. A …


An Information And Communication Technologies For Development (Ict4d) Decision Framework For Building An Information Economy In Developing Countries: The Case Of Palestine, Hasan Nuseibeh Jul 2016

An Information And Communication Technologies For Development (Ict4d) Decision Framework For Building An Information Economy In Developing Countries: The Case Of Palestine, Hasan Nuseibeh

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Building a thriving information economy is a goal for many developing countries. This research helps identify the factors (inhibitors and motivators) that can be used to leverage the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in a developing country to build a sustainable information economy that benefits other sectors of the economy. This is done by studying the current literature on this topic and then synthesizing the theoretical models to create a unified decision framework to help developing countries set their path to building a sustainable information economy.

Drawing on past literature and extant theory, a novel ICT4D decision framework is …


Propuesta Para La Formación De Usuarios Frente A Los Recursos Electrónicos De Información. Estudio De Caso De Los Estudiantes De Las Especializaciones De La Facultad De Odontología De La Universidad El Bosque, María Alejandra Parra Cárdenas Jul 2016

Propuesta Para La Formación De Usuarios Frente A Los Recursos Electrónicos De Información. Estudio De Caso De Los Estudiantes De Las Especializaciones De La Facultad De Odontología De La Universidad El Bosque, María Alejandra Parra Cárdenas

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Using Web Archives To Enrich The Live Web Experience Through Storytelling, Yasmin Alnoamany Jul 2016

Using Web Archives To Enrich The Live Web Experience Through Storytelling, Yasmin Alnoamany

Computer Science Theses & Dissertations

Much of our cultural discourse occurs primarily on the Web. Thus, Web preservation is a fundamental precondition for multiple disciplines. Archiving Web pages into themed collections is a method for ensuring these resources are available for posterity. Services such as Archive-It exists to allow institutions to develop, curate, and preserve collections of Web resources. Understanding the contents and boundaries of these archived collections is a challenge for most people, resulting in the paradox of the larger the collection, the harder it is to understand. Meanwhile, as the sheer volume of data grows on the Web, "storytelling" is becoming a popular …


Equity Of Access To Cultural Heritage: The Influence Of The Museum Experience On Learning In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Liya Deng Jun 2016

Equity Of Access To Cultural Heritage: The Influence Of The Museum Experience On Learning In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Liya Deng

Theses and Dissertations

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. Due to impairments in social interaction and communication, autistic children face challenges in traditional education settings where instruction is based mainly on one-way communication between teachers and students. On the other hand, current research indicates that the museum environment offers opportunities for free-choice, object-based, and inquiry-based learning suitable for the educational and social needs of autistic children. However, there is a paucity of professional literature assessing the impact of such unconventional settings as museums on the learning experience of autistic children.

To narrow this gap in our knowledge, …