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Collecting Aztalan: An Analysis Of The Chipped Stone Projectile Points From The Milwaukee Public Museum’S Aztalan (Je-0001) Legacy Collections, Kevin Akemann Dec 2019

Collecting Aztalan: An Analysis Of The Chipped Stone Projectile Points From The Milwaukee Public Museum’S Aztalan (Je-0001) Legacy Collections, Kevin Akemann

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a qualitative analysis of chipped stone projectile points from the Milwaukee Public Museum that were obtained from private collectors who reportedly surface collected these artifacts from the site of Aztalan (47-JE-0001). Private collections like these, referred to as Legacy Collections, are the result of early collecting and excavation practices, by private and professional individuals, and in this research, have been only partially examined in relation to Aztalan and mostly overlooked in favor of materials with more reliable and scientific provenience. Through this research I developed a database from the MPM's digital inventory, handwritten catalogs, accession records, and …


Food For Thought: An Analysis Of The Robenhausen Botanicals At The Milwaukee Public Museum, Ann S. Eberwein Dec 2019

Food For Thought: An Analysis Of The Robenhausen Botanicals At The Milwaukee Public Museum, Ann S. Eberwein

Theses and Dissertations

Museum collections excavated from archaeological sites represent an intersection of disciplines and provoke innovative approaches to the study of these material aspects of culture. Botanical collections of food remains in particular, provide an opportunity to interrogate the way in which culinary practices in the past are understood. The circum-Alpine lake dwelling complex of central Europe includes hundreds of archaeological sites dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age; many of these sites are known for exceptional preservation of organic material due to a waterlogged, anaerobic environment. Robenhausen, located in eastern Switzerland was one of many lake dwellings discovered in the …


Consumer Health Information Needs, Seeking And Searching Behavior By Rural Residents In The Kachia Grazing Reserve, With A Focus On Vector-Borne Diseases, Musa Dauda Hassan Dec 2019

Consumer Health Information Needs, Seeking And Searching Behavior By Rural Residents In The Kachia Grazing Reserve, With A Focus On Vector-Borne Diseases, Musa Dauda Hassan

Theses and Dissertations

Information is considered the basic material for making decisions. People from all walks of life have information needs for business and personal use. Consumer Health Information (CHI) is an emerging form of information made accessible to the layperson. It is a simplified form of information from the types of information available to medical professionals. This study examines the health information behavior of the residents of one region in the Kachia Grazing Reserve (KGR) located in the North West of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. This dissertation explores the health information needs, seeking and searching behavior of the residents of …


Banco Terminológico De Series Y Subseries Documentales Para El Sector Judicial Colombiano, Caso. Altas Cortes Corte Suprema De Justicia, Consejo De Estado, Corte Constitucional Y Consejo Superior De La Judicatura, Victor Manuel Aponte Lopez Oct 2019

Banco Terminológico De Series Y Subseries Documentales Para El Sector Judicial Colombiano, Caso. Altas Cortes Corte Suprema De Justicia, Consejo De Estado, Corte Constitucional Y Consejo Superior De La Judicatura, Victor Manuel Aponte Lopez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Estrategia Para La Preservación De Documentos Digitales En El Archivo De La Secretaría De La Junta Directiva Del Banco De La República De Colombia, Jenifer Sanchez Salazar Oct 2019

Estrategia Para La Preservación De Documentos Digitales En El Archivo De La Secretaría De La Junta Directiva Del Banco De La República De Colombia, Jenifer Sanchez Salazar

Maestría en Gestión Documental y Administración de Archivos

El presente trabajo de investigación consiste en el diseño de una estrategia de preservación de información digital a largo plazo para los documentos que produce la Junta Directiva del Banco de la República en el desarrollo de funciones, con contenido referido al movimiento económico relevante en la economía nacional y que de acuerdo a su naturaleza son candidatos a ser preservados permanentemente por tener características de información histórico económica y patrimonial. En los últimos años, ha tomado bastante relevancia el cómo se realizará la consulta de la información que se encuentra en formato digital en los próximos años. Ya que, …


Buenas Prácticas En La Descripción De Partituras En Entornos Digitales, Jenny Andrea Feo Upegui Oct 2019

Buenas Prácticas En La Descripción De Partituras En Entornos Digitales, Jenny Andrea Feo Upegui

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La presente investigación busca indagar acerca de las buenas prácticas en la descripción de partituras en el entorno digital. Para ello, se analizaron 5 entornos digitales, correspondientes a 5 bibliotecas nacionales de Iberoamérica que tuvieran colecciones de partituras en digital, con el fin de detallar aspectos formales, estructurales y funcionales en la descripción y organización de sus colecciones. Para ello se planteó como pregunta de investigación: ¿Cuáles son las buenas prácticas en la descripción de partituras en el entorno digital? Para responder este interrogante se examinaron exhaustivamente las colecciones para observar y detallar su organización, su práctica descriptiva, así como …


Implications Of Social Networks On Medication Information- Seeking Among Middle Eastern International Students: An Exploratory Study, Esra Abdoh Oct 2019

Implications Of Social Networks On Medication Information- Seeking Among Middle Eastern International Students: An Exploratory Study, Esra Abdoh

Theses and Dissertations

The study examined how international students use their social networks to seek medication information, how their social networks provide social support, and how perceived social support is related to seeking medication information online. While there has been a paucity of research on the way international students seek information in their day-to-day lives (Sin and Kim, 2013), there is still a gap in the literature regarding how social networks employed by international students have a positive impact on building bridges toward home. In particular, no studies on the use of social support in social networks to retrieve medication information exist.

This …


Around Her Table: A Digital Community Archive Featuring Azorean-American Women In New England, Suzanne Lyn Parenti Sink Oct 2019

Around Her Table: A Digital Community Archive Featuring Azorean-American Women In New England, Suzanne Lyn Parenti Sink

English Theses & Dissertations

Around Her Table is a born-digital dissertation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and validating the Azorean-American woman’s immigrant experience and cultural identity through the transformative power of participatory archives. The site address is www.aroundhertable.org. The digital exhibit features the oral histories and artifacts related to the domestic sphere of six Azorean-American families, with particular emphasis on artifacts related to the kitchen, hand-worked textiles, and religious practices. Driving the urgency for the creation of new archival records for this community is that fact that despite the nearly one million North Americans who trace their ancestry to the Azores, traditional institutional and civic …


Logros, Avances Y Dificultades Del Canon De Los Ochenta Libros En El Programa De Sistemas De Información Bibliotecología Y Archivística De La Universidad De La Salle Durante Los Años 2013 - 2014, Fernando Rodríguez López Sep 2019

Logros, Avances Y Dificultades Del Canon De Los Ochenta Libros En El Programa De Sistemas De Información Bibliotecología Y Archivística De La Universidad De La Salle Durante Los Años 2013 - 2014, Fernando Rodríguez López

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La investigación se originó en el desarrollo de la formación en las líneas de investigación del pregrado, para indagar sobre los logros, avances y dificultades del canon de los ochenta (80) libros en el Programa de Sistemas de Información Bibliotecología y Archivística PSIBA, de la Universidad de la Salle, desde la revisión de antecedentes investigativos y bibliográficos que permitió establecer la diferenciación conceptual enmarcadas en el capítulo de marco de referencia, entre Lector, Lectura, Promoción de lectura, Plan lector, Practica lectora Canon y Canon literario. El lector se entiende como es aquel individuo que con regularidad realiza lecturas ya sea …


Strategic And Subversive: The Case Of The Disappearing Diaphragm And Women’S Information Practices, Sherilyn M. Williams Aug 2019

Strategic And Subversive: The Case Of The Disappearing Diaphragm And Women’S Information Practices, Sherilyn M. Williams

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Birth control options for women have advanced significantly over the past century. Barrier methods such as diaphragms became readily available in the first half of the 20th century, while hormonal contraceptives such as the birth control pill have defined advances in the latter half. While the diaphragm is still contextualized in modern sexual health discourse as an accessible birth control option, women in North America, and across the globe, are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain. This is partly because the skill of fitting a diaphragm is disappearing in medical practice, and also due to pharmaceutical influence on medicine …


Uso De Las Bases De Datos Por Los Estudiantes Y Docentes Del Programa De Sistemas De Información, Bibliotecología Y Archivística De La Universidad De La Salle En El Periodo 2013 - 2017, Marion Nathalie Quintero Mendoza Aug 2019

Uso De Las Bases De Datos Por Los Estudiantes Y Docentes Del Programa De Sistemas De Información, Bibliotecología Y Archivística De La Universidad De La Salle En El Periodo 2013 - 2017, Marion Nathalie Quintero Mendoza

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


“This Has Never Really Been About Books”: A Latcrit Case Study Of Intellectual Freedom, Adriana Marie Mccleer Aug 2019

“This Has Never Really Been About Books”: A Latcrit Case Study Of Intellectual Freedom, Adriana Marie Mccleer

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation critically examines historical and contemporary traditions and practices at an intersection of Library and Information Studies (LIS) and K-12 education to identify barriers and limitations to intellectual freedom related to race and ethnicity. It presents a qualitative case study, first documenting the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, a public K-12 ethnic studies program in Tucson, Arizona between 1998 and 2012. Next, it details actions that led to the dismantling of the program, including Arizona officials designing and passing two laws that put financial pressure on the district to end the MAS program in …


Examining Student Perspectives On Information Literacy, Kathleen Conklin Brenner Jul 2019

Examining Student Perspectives On Information Literacy, Kathleen Conklin Brenner

All Theses And Dissertations

The American Library Association released its Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education in response to the changing needs and demographics of today’s digital native students. This study was designed to ascertain first-year undergraduate students’ definitions and perspectives of information literacy to determine how they are aligned to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) six frames of information literacy. The overarching research question was: How is the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy aligned to first-year undergraduate student expectations of information literacy instruction? The following supplemental research questions supported the study:
1. How do …


Aggregating Private And Public Web Archives Using The Mementity Framework, Matthew R. Kelly Jul 2019

Aggregating Private And Public Web Archives Using The Mementity Framework, Matthew R. Kelly

Computer Science Theses & Dissertations

Web archives preserve the live Web for posterity, but the content on the Web one cares about may not be preserved. The ability to access this content in the future requires the assurance that those sites will continue to exist on the Web until the content is requested and that the content will remain accessible. It is ultimately the responsibility of the individual to preserve this content, but attempting to replay personally preserved pages segregates archived pages by individuals and organizations of personal, private, and public Web content. This is misrepresentative of the Web as it was. While the Memento …


Narratives Of Sexuality In The Lives Of Young Women Readers, Davin L. Helkenberg Jun 2019

Narratives Of Sexuality In The Lives Of Young Women Readers, Davin L. Helkenberg

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In recent years, research on adolescent sexuality in Young Adult (YA) Literature has included a discussion of its potential role in sex education. Based on the extensive yet problematic presentation of sexuality within these texts, it has gained both support and opposition. However, very few empirical studies have been done on how readers say YA Literature has informed their sexual lives.

This thesis investigates how narratives of sexuality found within YA Literature may inform the sexual lives of young women readers by examining both readers’ experiences and YA texts. First, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 female participants (aged 18 …


La Preservación Electrónica. Perspectivas A Partir De Las Normas Internacionales, Camila Serrano Ortiz Jun 2019

La Preservación Electrónica. Perspectivas A Partir De Las Normas Internacionales, Camila Serrano Ortiz

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La monografía buscaba el resolver inquietudes que nacieron de las discusiones llevadas a cabo en las reuniones del Semillero de Investigación en Archivística – ARKEION y el estudio sobre la perspectiva que se tiene acerca de la preservación documental dentro de la gestión de documentos electrónicos y el entorno de la preservación digital. El trabajo establece un amplio panorama de la preservación en el contexto internacional y como este aspecto ha venido describiendo principios, características, y conceptos que subyacen para promover una investigación documental en la cual se hace un análisis de las fuentes de información, así como entidades internacionales …


Fact Or Fiction: Comparing Byu Library's Decision Based Learning And Ysearch Source Evaluation Modules, Ana Katz Jun 2019

Fact Or Fiction: Comparing Byu Library's Decision Based Learning And Ysearch Source Evaluation Modules, Ana Katz

Theses and Dissertations

Current First Year Writing research seeks to address the need to help students meet the Council of Writing Program Administrators objectives on source evaluation while also changing current pedagogy methods (Meola, 2004; Ostenson 2014; SHEG, 2016; Wineburg & McGrew, 2017). This paper seeks to compare two different source evaluation pedagogies, YSearch and Decision Based Learning, taught by Brigham Young University’s library to determine which module is more effective at teaching students source evaluation skills. To answer these questions, this study uses both quantitative and qualitative methods utilizing a quasi-experimental design by conducting an open comparison between the two pedagogy modules.


Distorted Norms: German Expressionist Prints And The Legacy Of The Early German Masters, Youngchul Shin May 2019

Distorted Norms: German Expressionist Prints And The Legacy Of The Early German Masters, Youngchul Shin

Theses and Dissertations

German Expressionism, one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century, was the source of unprecedented experiments in printmaking. Although the works appear modern to our eyes, Expressionist printmakers drew heavily from the early history of printmaking, which emerged in northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The early history of the print included the development of the woodcut, the innovation of the printing press, and the invention of new printmaking techniques such as engraving and drypoint. The ways in which German Expressionists drew upon their heritage in printmaking is evident in three key ways: the revival …


Face. Off. Faceoff: Mapping African Representations In Western Art Institutions, Samantha Lyn Goral Maloney May 2019

Face. Off. Faceoff: Mapping African Representations In Western Art Institutions, Samantha Lyn Goral Maloney

Theses and Dissertations

In this project, I analyze the influential perceptions of African art objects, cultures, and histories formed through audience interactions with museum representations of Africa. In the Western world, curiosity cabinets and natural history museums first presented African objects as cultural artifacts aimed to intrigue and educate viewers about distant, exotic lands. Later, art museums reclassified African objects as art and some displays highlighted this shift, but African art exhibitions largely conformed to the anthropological models previously established. Scholars have analyzed these distinct display techniques while considering the visual environment from which these works were historically significant. Despite this critical scholarship, …


Motivation And Online Information Literacy Instruction: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, Francesca Marineo May 2019

Motivation And Online Information Literacy Instruction: A Self-Determination Theory Approach, Francesca Marineo

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Information literacy skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving skills, are imperative for academic, personal, and professional success. Unfortunately, many students graduate only to be more daunted than ever by the vast amount of information available to them and increasingly rely on convenience over quality in their information-seeking behaviors. This study hoped to address this by increasing students’ motivation for engaging in an online information literacy module. Using self-determination theory (SDT) from the field of motivation, motivationally-supportive modules were designed to support students’ feelings of autonomy and competence and ultimately grades on their final research assignment. Experimental conditions included providing relevance, …


Estrategias Para La Construcción De La Identidad Del Festival De La Leyenda Vallenata, Nini Johana Gamboa Leal May 2019

Estrategias Para La Construcción De La Identidad Del Festival De La Leyenda Vallenata, Nini Johana Gamboa Leal

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

El trabajo de investigación se centra en la importancia que tiene el género vallenato y los aires que lo componen, el cual fue declarado como patrimonio cultural e inmaterial de la nación. La Fundación del Festival de La Leyenda Vallenata se encuentra trabajando junto con el Ministerio de Cultura en la Salvaguarda de este género musical ya que, constituye un producto cultural creando un mito que responda a la necesidad fundacional, aquella que busca instaurar, una tradición, que constituye una memoria y proyecta la identidad de un pueblo. La finalidad de este documento es evidenciar como la identidad del festival …


Gender And Organizational Citizenship Behavior In Library Technology: Mixed Methods Study, Sharon Whitfield Apr 2019

Gender And Organizational Citizenship Behavior In Library Technology: Mixed Methods Study, Sharon Whitfield

Theses and Dissertations

Academic librarianship continues to be a feminized profession, yet there are specializations within the profession that tend to be gender segregated, such as library technology. In this mixed methods study, women technology librarians' behaviors are examined through the gendered lens of organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), which are discretionary, voluntary acts that are outside an employee's job description (Organ, 1988), but help shape the organizational culture and facilitate organizational functioning (Podsakoff & MacKenzie, 1997). This mixed methods study uses a survey to inform the extent of differences in organizational citizenship behaviors between men and women, and interviews to provide new insight …


The Information Practices Of New Kadampa Buddhists: From "Dharma Of Scripture" To "Dharma Of Insight", Roger Chabot Apr 2019

The Information Practices Of New Kadampa Buddhists: From "Dharma Of Scripture" To "Dharma Of Insight", Roger Chabot

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The research examining spiritual information behaviours has been largely dominated by studies of Christian clergy using information in work tasks to fulfill work roles. Missing are studies of everyday individuals and the spiritual information practices they engage in as part of their everyday lives. Also lacking are studies which feature non-Western religious traditions. This dissertation fills this gap with a study of the everyday life information practices of western Buddhists from the New Kadampa Tradition. The study aimed to inventory their spiritual information practices, examine existential information needs, understand Buddhist spiritual realizations as an outcome of information use, and explore …


The Claude Henry Neuffer Diaries: The Story Of A Signal Corps Serviceman In The China-Burma-India Theater Of Wwii, Kyle Brady Henderson Apr 2019

The Claude Henry Neuffer Diaries: The Story Of A Signal Corps Serviceman In The China-Burma-India Theater Of Wwii, Kyle Brady Henderson

Senior Theses

This senior thesis project involved working with an unprocessed collection from the Manuscripts Collection of the South Caroliniana Library. The collection (which mainly consists of two diary volumes) documents Claude Henry Neuffer’s service in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The goal of this thesis was to aid in the processing and digitization of this collection through the creation of full transcripts, a map, and a narrative description of the collection. This work will help to preserve the collection, improve accessibility to future researchers, and provide additional historical context.


Science In The School Library Inquiry Model (Sslim): A Mixed-Methods Case Study Of The Implementation Of A Science And Information Inquiry Curriculum In An Elementary Library, Bree L. Ruzzi Apr 2019

Science In The School Library Inquiry Model (Sslim): A Mixed-Methods Case Study Of The Implementation Of A Science And Information Inquiry Curriculum In An Elementary Library, Bree L. Ruzzi

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

Data indicate that students in the U.S. may start school with lower levels of science understanding and that these levels may consistently remain lower throughout their public-school career. With deficits in science achievement starting in the earliest years of students’ education, benefits may be gained by exploring alternate resources and alternative environments that can support young student’s science education and achievement. A largely unexplored area for science instruction is in the school library. This dissertation, a mixed-methods, case study, examined the creation and implementation of a novel information and science inquiry model and curriculum, SSLIM. This curriculum was created and …


Accessibility And Academic Libraries: A Comparative Case Study, Claire Burrows Mar 2019

Accessibility And Academic Libraries: A Comparative Case Study, Claire Burrows

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Although individuals with disabilities represent more than 22% of the Canadian population over the age of 15, they remain underrepresented in higher education, and especially in the university setting. Although some library and information science (LIS) research has focused on creating accessible webpages, resources for individuals with print disabilities, and the physical infrastructure of libraries, few studies have included the perspectives of disabled individuals themselves or attempted to understand how libraries are conceptualizing disability and accessibility. By incorporating a disability-studies lens into this study, we can develop a more comprehensive understanding of the obstacles that arise in the pursuit of …


Estudio Comparativo Del Proceso Desarrollado Para La Aplicación De La Norma Archivística Internacional Iso 30300 Y 30301, Katty Alexandra Calderón Melo Mar 2019

Estudio Comparativo Del Proceso Desarrollado Para La Aplicación De La Norma Archivística Internacional Iso 30300 Y 30301, Katty Alexandra Calderón Melo

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Construcción De Un Micro Tesauro Sobre La Actividad Artesanal En Colombia, Mauricio Duran Negrete Feb 2019

Construcción De Un Micro Tesauro Sobre La Actividad Artesanal En Colombia, Mauricio Duran Negrete

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Identifiable Personality Traits On Nurses’ Intention To Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky Jan 2019

The Influence Of Identifiable Personality Traits On Nurses’ Intention To Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky

CCE Theses and Dissertations

Technically-driven medical devices such as wireless implantable medical devices (WIMD) have become ubiquitous within healthcare. The use of these devices has changed the way nurses administer patient care. Consequently, the nursing workforce is large and diverse, and with it comes an expected disparity in personalities. Research involving human factors and technology acceptance in healthcare is not new. Yet due to the changing variables in the manner of which patient care is being administered, both in person and in the mechanism of treatment, recent research suggests that individual human factors such as personality traits may hold unknown implications involving more successful …


Citationally Enhanced Semantic Literature Based Discovery, John David Fleig Jan 2019

Citationally Enhanced Semantic Literature Based Discovery, John David Fleig

CCE Theses and Dissertations

We are living within the age of information. The ever increasing flow of data and publications poses a monumental bottleneck to scientific progress as despite the amazing abilities of the human mind, it is woefully inadequate in processing such a vast quantity of multidimensional information. The small bits of flotsam and jetsam that we leverage belies the amount of useful information beneath the surface. It is imperative that automated tools exist to better search, retrieve, and summarize this content. Combinations of document indexing and search engines can quickly find you a document whose content best matches your query - if …