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Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy Dec 2012

Ict For Poverty Alleviation In Pacific Island Nations: Study Of Icts4d In Fiji, Deogratias Harorimana, Opeti Rokotuinivono, Emali Sewale, Fane Salaiwai, Marica Naulu, Evangelin Roy

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

ICT for Poverty Alleviation in Pacific Island Nations: Study of ICTs4D in Fiji There has been a vague and little knowledge on the role or potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in relation to addressing poverty in Fiji. This may be probably due to the newness of the technology in the South Pacific Region as a whole but also probably due to the fact that only 9.7% of the current Fiji 931,000 populations are internet users (ITC Figures 2011). This paper reports on finding how ICTs is contributing towards poverty alleviation in Fiji. On the basis of reviewed best …


Mobile First Web And Content Strategy, Stefanie Havelka, David Stevens Nov 2012

Mobile First Web And Content Strategy, Stefanie Havelka, David Stevens

Publications and Research

The paradigm shift from the traditional desktop to the mobile web experience is fast approaching, and providing relevant date, location and time-sensitive content to users via mobile devices becomes an essential piece of the overall web strategy. This presentation demonstrates the concepts, techniques and technologies used to develop both the overall mobile content strategy and user experience, as well as the aggregation and delivery of content to both the desktop and mobile form factors from a single content source.


How Can Pacific Island Economies Benefits From The Advent Of Ict’S – Review Of Best Practices In Education, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Oct 2012

How Can Pacific Island Economies Benefits From The Advent Of Ict’S – Review Of Best Practices In Education, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper explored implementation and use of information and communication technologies in Fiji, in order to gain insight into recent government initiatives to introduce computers and other ICTs for the community of Fiji. The focus of this paper in that it provided the framework for an in-depth exploration of e-learning centers around the country and the benefits from the advent of ICT’s in e-learning community centers in Fiji. Areas concentrated on are outcome of ICT’s in formal education to students and community as a whole in areas of agriculture, health, environment and infrastructure etc. The research sought understanding from the …


Technical Assistance, Knowledge Gatekeeping And Indigenous Knowledge: Re-Thinking The International Development Practice, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Sep 2012

Technical Assistance, Knowledge Gatekeeping And Indigenous Knowledge: Re-Thinking The International Development Practice, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper presents results from a multi-disciplinary conceptual analysis of development theory and practice. It reviews issues raised and proposes a shift in the epistemology of possession towards an epistemology of practice which is guided by the following aspects (1) The consideration of the learning culture of parties involved, (2) the ability and willingness for decontextualisation of the knowledge by the source and (3) the ability to embedded it by recipients (embededness ), (4) the importance that is attached to knowledge of the host country as reflected through (5) Similarity in culture, values, understanding of context and knowledge bases; (6) …


Unlibguiding Libguides: Using Jquery And Css With Campus Guides To Make Libguides A True Web Cms, M Ryan Hess Jul 2012

Unlibguiding Libguides: Using Jquery And Css With Campus Guides To Make Libguides A True Web Cms, M Ryan Hess

M Ryan Hess

DePaul University's Library Web Services team investigated the potential of Springshare CampusGuides for serving as a web content management system. The team overrode system CSS, added JQuery libraries and features, integrated an external SQL database into the site and leveraged the workflows and functionalities of Campus Guides to make it a more powerful WCMS.


Open Access To Stm Information: Trends, Models, And Strategies For Libraries (Review), Steven Van Tuyl Jun 2012

Open Access To Stm Information: Trends, Models, And Strategies For Libraries (Review), Steven Van Tuyl

Steven I Van Tuyl

No abstract provided.


Presentation On Optimized Still Image Batch Processing Of Special Collections Bound Monographs And Manuscripts Using Dng, Jpeg 2000, And Embedded Xmp Metadata, Michael J. Bennett Jun 2012

Presentation On Optimized Still Image Batch Processing Of Special Collections Bound Monographs And Manuscripts Using Dng, Jpeg 2000, And Embedded Xmp Metadata, Michael J. Bennett

UConn Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Optimized Still Image Batch Processing Of Special Collections Bound Monographs And Manuscripts Using Dng, Jpeg 2000, And Embedded Xmp Metadata, Michael J. Bennett Jun 2012

Optimized Still Image Batch Processing Of Special Collections Bound Monographs And Manuscripts Using Dng, Jpeg 2000, And Embedded Xmp Metadata, Michael J. Bennett

Published Works

Batch still image processing is examined in the context of operational bound monographs and manuscripts reformatting. The scaling of overall workflows through the flexible use of Lightroom, Photoshop, VueScan, and Jhove on parametrically-edited raw DNG and batch-rendered JPEG 2000 files is surveyed. Potential gains in processing efficiency, in comprehensive device data capture and preservation, in adaptable master image repurposing capabilities, and in the smoother growth of the required large-scale digital storage capacities that surround such operational conversions are considered.


Mis Mock Questions (Why Mis In Corporate Turbulant Times), Deogratias Harorimana Sr May 2012

Mis Mock Questions (Why Mis In Corporate Turbulant Times), Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

With corporate strategy becoming more and more dependent on speed,focus, innovation and strategy, what can MIS do? and what should be MIS role ? what is the relationship between Corporate Strategy KPI and MIS? These questions are answered in an MBA Management Information Systems at USP. This programme is delivered across the entire Pacific region through the Graduate School of Business. It is my privilege to post here few questions that students who attended one of the course in Nadi, at Tanoa International Hotel had to answer in one of the Quiz test.


Economic Benefits Analysis Of Mining Industries In Png And Solomon Islands, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Apr 2012

Economic Benefits Analysis Of Mining Industries In Png And Solomon Islands, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper discusses mining and mineral operations in the two countries Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands with regards to its contribution to the overall Gross domestic Product and the economic development of each country.

Our finding shows that mining is an excellent contributor to economic growth and development as in the case of Papua New Guinea.Tax revenue from PNG Mining industries contributions to the PNG fiscal basket remains strong and growing steadily. The mining and minerals tax revenue remains an important contributor to the government fiscal budget over the last 10 years. This has been a strong contributor to …


New Approaches In Automation, Allen Lam Apr 2012

New Approaches In Automation, Allen Lam

Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meetings

No abstract provided.


Millennium Systems On The Cloud: Experience On System Migration From Sun V490 To Vmware Platform, Yiu On Li, Jimmy Tsang Apr 2012

Millennium Systems On The Cloud: Experience On System Migration From Sun V490 To Vmware Platform, Yiu On Li, Jimmy Tsang

Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meetings

No abstract provided.


Rfid And The Millennium: Item Status Api, Wilson Chu Apr 2012

Rfid And The Millennium: Item Status Api, Wilson Chu

Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meetings

No abstract provided.


Understanding Economics Of The Pacific Island Nations: Issues And Cases, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Apr 2012

Understanding Economics Of The Pacific Island Nations: Issues And Cases, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

No abstract provided.


Job Creation In The Tuna Industry Of The Solomon Islands- A Tentative Strategic Analysis, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Apr 2012

Job Creation In The Tuna Industry Of The Solomon Islands- A Tentative Strategic Analysis, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

The principal objective of this paper is to review the current Tuna Fisheries Policies in the Solomon Islands with a view to proposing strategies that will maximize Job creation while at the same time address the issues that currently exist in this sector. Although the Tuna Industry’s contribution to GDP is quite significant, the Solomon Island Government (SIG) gets little or close to nothing out of it in the form of revenue and Job creation with the majority of vessels being foreign owned and fishing license fees amongst the lowest in the Pacific. SOLTAI which is partly owned by the …


Review Of Solomon Islands’ Policies And Programs To Promote Private Sector Development And Small Business, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Apr 2012

Review Of Solomon Islands’ Policies And Programs To Promote Private Sector Development And Small Business, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

Solomon Islands is a nation with vast resources with huge potential to excel economically if proper business atmosphere is provided for both private sector development and small and medium enterprises entrepreneurship. Conducive policies that, not only, a mere statement but is broken down to workable strategies with quantitative expected outcome with a strong mentoring mechanism is very important. Previous governments have continuously ignored the importance of having small business policies until lately when NCRA government came up with a set of policies that strategically addresses the significance of small and medium businesses. However, notwithstanding foreign investment is very important in …


Institutional Support For Computing Faculty Research Productivity: Does Gender Matter?, Monica M. Mcgill, Amber Settle Mar 2012

Institutional Support For Computing Faculty Research Productivity: Does Gender Matter?, Monica M. Mcgill, Amber Settle

Amber Settle

We address the question of how male and female computing faculty in the U.S. and Canada perceive research requirements and institutional support for promotion and tenure. Via a survey sent to approximately 7500 computing faculty at the 256 institutions that participate in the annual Taulbee Survey, our results identify differences in reported tenure and promotion requirements, including the number of publications required during the probationary period, the importance of the scope of publication venues, the importance of publishing in non-refereed journals, and the importance of collaborative presentations. Differences were also discovered in institutional support and the satisfaction levels with that …


The Uconn Vpc: A Collaborative Story About Desktop Virtualization, Tony Molloy, Jeremy Pollack, Ed Swindelles Mar 2012

The Uconn Vpc: A Collaborative Story About Desktop Virtualization, Tony Molloy, Jeremy Pollack, Ed Swindelles

UConn Library Presentations

The UConn vPC is a collaborative IT project among the UConn School of Business, the School of Engineering, and the University Libraries. The project delivered virtual desktops to UConn students beginning the fall semester of 2011. Students now have access to UConn-licensed applications from their PCs, Macs, and mobile devices from anywhere in the world where they have Internet access. This session discusses both the technology behind the service and the collaboration between the academic units that built a scalable, centralized service. An overview of the service can be found at http://vpc.uconn.edu.


Engaging New Partners In Transportation Research: Integrating Publishing, Archiving, And Indexing Of Technical Literature Into The Research Process, Mark P. Newton, Darcy M. Bullock, Charles Watkinson, Paul J. Bracke, Deborah K. Horton Mar 2012

Engaging New Partners In Transportation Research: Integrating Publishing, Archiving, And Indexing Of Technical Literature Into The Research Process, Mark P. Newton, Darcy M. Bullock, Charles Watkinson, Paul J. Bracke, Deborah K. Horton

Darcy M Bullock

transportation research. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) annually invests approximately $180 million in State Planning and Research (SPR) and University Transportation Centers (UTC). This investment generates an extensive portfolio of “grey literature” that is not yet uniformly cataloged or accessible, despite the best efforts of the National Technical Information Service, the Transportation Research Board, and the National Transportation Library. This paper reports on a review of publishing and archiving practices for transportation research technical reports, summarizes best practices, and recommends that UTC and SPR research programs seek and strengthen partnerships with libraries to facilitate improved production, stewardship and …


Social Networks And Web2.0 Among Youth: Lessons For Pacific Island Nations, Deogratias Harorimana Sr Feb 2012

Social Networks And Web2.0 Among Youth: Lessons For Pacific Island Nations, Deogratias Harorimana Sr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This study is on social networks and web2 among youths and the lessons for Pacific Island nation. This study defines commonly used social networking sites used by the Pacific youths, average time spent, reasons behind the use of social networking sites and how social networking sites can be used as a development tool for Pacific Island nation. It was found that the popularity of social networking amongst youths in Pacific Island Countries is fast growing, increasing more than three folds year on year in the last 3years. Social Networks are a vital part of life for PIC youths, where, now …


Using The Case Study Methodology In Teaching, Deogratias Harorimana Mr Jan 2012

Using The Case Study Methodology In Teaching, Deogratias Harorimana Mr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This paper reviews the Why, How, to use the Case Study Methods in MBA teaching. The Presentation was prepared for and delivered as part of MBA students induction Programme in the Graduate School of Business.


Conclusion Panel, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Conclusion Panel, Allison Marsh

Section 6: Conclusion

No abstract provided.


Usc's Nanocenter, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Usc's Nanocenter, Allison Marsh

Section 5: Imaging at the Nano Scale

No abstract provided.


Fact Or Fiction?, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Fact Or Fiction?, Allison Marsh

Section 5: Imaging at the Nano Scale

No abstract provided.


Nano Imaging, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Nano Imaging, Allison Marsh

Section 5: Imaging at the Nano Scale

No abstract provided.


Choosing An Instrument, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Choosing An Instrument, Allison Marsh

Section 5: Imaging at the Nano Scale

No abstract provided.


Mapping The Ocean Frontier, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Mapping The Ocean Frontier, Allison Marsh

Section 4: Imaging the Concealed

No abstract provided.


Spotlight On Usc: South Carolina Institute For Anthropology And Archaeology, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Spotlight On Usc: South Carolina Institute For Anthropology And Archaeology, Allison Marsh

Section 4: Imaging the Concealed

No abstract provided.


Seeing With Sound, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

Seeing With Sound, Allison Marsh

Section 4: Imaging the Concealed

No abstract provided.


World Ocean Floor, Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress, Allison Marsh Jan 2012

World Ocean Floor, Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress, Allison Marsh

Section 4: Imaging the Concealed

No abstract provided.