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Sports Broadcasting News Analysis [Career Paper], Jefferson Sanders Dec 2015

Sports Broadcasting News Analysis [Career Paper], Jefferson Sanders

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


How To Start A Movement: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Daulton Cowan Dec 2015

How To Start A Movement: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Daulton Cowan

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Nursing: The Career That Saves Lives [Career Paper], Maggie Flanagan Dec 2015

Nursing: The Career That Saves Lives [Career Paper], Maggie Flanagan

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Retiring Custom Web Applications On Business And Information Technology Alignment, Shubhashree Thekahally Nov 2015

Effect Of Retiring Custom Web Applications On Business And Information Technology Alignment, Shubhashree Thekahally

Shubhashree Thekahally 7340504

Web applications provide the information technology (IT) implementation of business and align IT with business. Retirement of IT applications should ensure stability of business and IT alignment. The current study investigated the alignment gaps created between business and IT resulting from retiring IT software applications. The purpose of this study was to identify IT integration points with business and provide a process-based solution that sustained IT alignment with business after retiring IT applications. The theoretical framework strategic alignment model aided in identifying 3 IT domains as the IT integration points with business: enterprise architecture, configuration management database, and service-level agreement. …


A Study On The Integration Of Multivariate Metocean, Ocean Circulation, And Trajectory Modeling Data With Static Geographic Information Systems For Better Marine Resources Management And Protection During Coastal Oil Spill Response – A Case Study And Gap Analysis On Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico Tidal Inlets, Richard Ray Knudsen Nov 2015

A Study On The Integration Of Multivariate Metocean, Ocean Circulation, And Trajectory Modeling Data With Static Geographic Information Systems For Better Marine Resources Management And Protection During Coastal Oil Spill Response – A Case Study And Gap Analysis On Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico Tidal Inlets, Richard Ray Knudsen

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires the development of Regional and Area Contingency Plans. For more than 20 years, the State of Florida, under both the Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, has worked closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop these plans for coastal and marine oil spill response. Current plans, developed with local, state and federal stakeholder input, use geographic information systems (GIS) data such as location and extent of sensitive ecological, wildlife, and human-use features (termed Environmental Sensitivity Index data), pre-defined protection priorities, …


Digital Wayfinding: A User Study, M Ryan Hess Oct 2015

Digital Wayfinding: A User Study, M Ryan Hess

M Ryan Hess

The DePaul University Richardson Library conducted a study of an interactive, touch-based wayfinding screen in order to determine 1) what specific content needs users desire in digital wayfinding services and 2) are user content needs so broad, a more full-feature experience with access to all library web content would be preferred. The three-phase study included analysis of click analytics data, observations of user interactions and questionnaires targeting user experiences and expectations. The study builds on research at other libraries around point-of-need wayfinding signage and usability of digital information. Phase 1 involved capturing anonymous click analytics of user interactions, over a …


Contribution And Citation Impact Of Panjab University In Mathematics Research During 2005-14, Madhu Bansal, Jivesh Bansal, Harinder Singh Saini, B M. Gupta Oct 2015

Contribution And Citation Impact Of Panjab University In Mathematics Research During 2005-14, Madhu Bansal, Jivesh Bansal, Harinder Singh Saini, B M. Gupta

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper analyzes 230 research publications of the Panjab University in mathematics during ten years (2005-14), as covered in Scopus International database. The study quantifies publication data in various aspects of performance, such as the publication growth, research impact and quality, national and international collaboration, contribution and impact of authors, major areas of research, preferred channels of research communications and characteristics of higher cited papers. The findings reveal that Panjab University total publications in mathematics has increased at an annual average growth rate of 17.15% and registered an average citation impact per paper of 2.92 and impact factor per paper …


Information Literacy & Open Access For Physics And Astronomy Graduate Students, Jackie K. Werner Oct 2015

Information Literacy & Open Access For Physics And Astronomy Graduate Students, Jackie K. Werner

University Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation covers research on the physics and astronomy graduate students’ use and understanding of open access resources. The research, which was conducted in summer 2015, surveyed the physics and astronomy graduate students of Georgia Institute of Technology to discover how graduate students discover open access and other academic resources, as well as their level of awareness about open access in general and specific OA databases in particular. The research also included an interview with the graduate studies advisor in the Physics & Astronomy department Georgia Tech. The presentation also describes open access resources in Physics and Astronomy and relates …


Information Behaviors Of Nuclear Scientists At Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Youngchoon Chun, Jiho Yi, Jung-Ran Park, Sangki Choi Oct 2015

Information Behaviors Of Nuclear Scientists At Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Youngchoon Chun, Jiho Yi, Jung-Ran Park, Sangki Choi

Journal of East Asian Libraries

The goal of the study was to analyze the information use behaviors of researchers in the science and technology domain. A survey and interviews were conducted targeting nuclear scientists at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. Study results indicate that the nuclear scientists mainly use the Institute library/information center and Internet portal/search engines during information acquisition. Easy access to information, accuracy, currency and cost are the most critical factors in selecting and obtaining information. The most frequently used database for executing research is the Institute’s electronic library (NUCLIS21) followed by the Citation Index SCOPUS. The results of the study indicate …


Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle Sep 2015

Information Technology And Computer Science Programs: How Do We Relate?, Bonnie K. Mackellar, Gregory Hislop, Mihaela C. Sabin, Amber Settle

Amber Settle

In this panel session, the relationship between computer science programs and information technology programs at universities that house both will be explored. People outside the computing disciplines often find the distinction between these programs confusing. The panelists, who have experience with both types of program, will discuss strategies for differentiating the programs in the eyes of administrators, for advising students into the correct program, and for maintaining focus and excellence in both computer science and information technology programs.


Impact Of Declining Proposal Success Rates On Scientific Productivity, Ted Von Hippel, Priscilla Cushman, Todd Hoeksema, Chryssa Kouveliotou, James Lowenthal, Bradley Peterson, Keivan G. Stassun, Sep 2015

Impact Of Declining Proposal Success Rates On Scientific Productivity, Ted Von Hippel, Priscilla Cushman, Todd Hoeksema, Chryssa Kouveliotou, James Lowenthal, Bradley Peterson, Keivan G. Stassun,

Publications

Over the last decade proposal success rates in the fundamental sciences have dropped significantly. Astronomy and related fields funded by NASA and NSF are no exception. Data across agencies show that this is not principally the result of a decline in proposal merit (the proportion of proposals receiving high rankings is largely unchanged), nor of a shift in proposer demographics (seniority, gender, and institutional affiliation have all remained unchanged), nor of an increase (beyond inflation) in the average requested funding per proposal, nor of an increase in the number of proposals per investigator in any one year. Rather, the statistics …


Building A New Academic Library Web Site, Ann S. Johnston Mrs., Pam Greenlee, Matt W. Marcukaitis, Ian M. Lopshire Aug 2015

Building A New Academic Library Web Site, Ann S. Johnston Mrs., Pam Greenlee, Matt W. Marcukaitis, Ian M. Lopshire

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

The Benner Library Web site at Olivet Nazarene University was targeted for an update and those responsible desired a systematic, efficient approach to the process. The project needed clear goals and careful coordination of all stakeholders, including all levels of patrons, library professionals and staff, and university administrators. A team composed of web developers, programmers, and graphic designers accomplished the technological process, but communication between team members and stakeholders was essential. The methodical approach proved to be time-consuming, but effective.


Review Of Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Approach By Kathleen W. Craver, Victor J. Ricchezza, H L. Vacher Jul 2015

Review Of Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Approach By Kathleen W. Craver, Victor J. Ricchezza, H L. Vacher

Numeracy

Kathleen W. Craver. Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills in History and Social Sciences: A Web-Based Common Core Standards Approach (Lantham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2014). 191 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4758-1050-9 (cloth); ISBN …-1051-6 (pbk); ISBN…-1052-3 (electronic).

This book could be a breakthrough for teachers in the trenches who are interested in or need to know about quantitative literacy (QL). It is a resource providing 85 topical pieces, averaging 1.5 pages, in which a featured Web site is presented, described, and accompanied by 2-4 critical-thinking questions purposefully drawing on data from the Web site. The featured Web sites range from …


A Computer Science Linked-Courses Learning Community, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach Jun 2015

A Computer Science Linked-Courses Learning Community, Amber Settle, John Lalor, Theresa Steinbach

Amber Settle

Previous work has shown that factors such as student engagement and involvement can impact progress for computer science majors. One promising approach for improving student engagement is learning communities, which have a long history in academia but are relatively uncommon in computing. In this article we describe a linked-courses learning community for women and men of color majoring in development-focused computing degrees. We provide logistical information about the first offering of the learning community and assess the effectiveness of the community via a student survey. Our results show that students in the learning community are more likely to report that …


Tools Managing Seed Urls (Detecting Off-Topic Pages), Yasmin Alnoamany, Michele C. Weigle, Michael L. Nelson Jun 2015

Tools Managing Seed Urls (Detecting Off-Topic Pages), Yasmin Alnoamany, Michele C. Weigle, Michael L. Nelson

Computer Science Presentations

PDF of a powerpoint presentation from the Columbia University Web Archiving Collaboration: New Tools and Models Conference, in New York, New York, June 4-5, 2015. Also available on Slideshare.


Industrial Production Manager [Career Paper], Wesley Osborne May 2015

Industrial Production Manager [Career Paper], Wesley Osborne

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


The Happy Secret To Better Work: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Logan Secrest May 2015

The Happy Secret To Better Work: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Logan Secrest

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Informational Power On Twitter: A Mixed-Methods Exploration Of User Knowledge And Technological Discourse About Information Flows, Nicholas John Proferes May 2015

Informational Power On Twitter: A Mixed-Methods Exploration Of User Knowledge And Technological Discourse About Information Flows, Nicholas John Proferes

Theses and Dissertations

Following a number of recent examples where social media users have been confronted by information flows that did not match their understandings of the platforms, there is a pressing need to examine public knowledge of information flows on these systems, to map how this knowledge lines up against the extant flows of these systems, and to explore the factors that contribute to the construction of knowledge about these systems. There is an immediacy to this issue because as social media sites become further entrenched as dominant vehicles for communication, knowledge about these technologies will play an ever increasing role in …


How The University Of California Runs One Repository For Ten Campuses, Katie Fortney Apr 2015

How The University Of California Runs One Repository For Ten Campuses, Katie Fortney

Inaugural CSU IR Conference, 2015

Katie Fortney, JD, MLIS, Copyright Policy & Education Officer, Office of Scholarly Communication, University of California http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/


Implementing Metaarchive And Lockss At Digital Commons @Cal Poly, Michele Wyngard Apr 2015

Implementing Metaarchive And Lockss At Digital Commons @Cal Poly, Michele Wyngard

Inaugural CSU IR Conference, 2015

Michele Wyngard, Digital Repository Coordinator, CSU Cal Poly


Using Google Tag Manager And Google Analytics, (Code{4}Lib Journal), Suzanna Conrad Apr 2015

Using Google Tag Manager And Google Analytics, (Code{4}Lib Journal), Suzanna Conrad

Inaugural CSU IR Conference, 2015

Suzanna Conrad, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona


What’S New Since The April 2013 Stim Ir Subcommittee Report To Cold: Hydra, Islandora And Dspace, Aaron Collier, Suzanna Conrad, Carmen Mitchell, Joan Parker, Andrew Weiss, Jeremy C. Shellhase Apr 2015

What’S New Since The April 2013 Stim Ir Subcommittee Report To Cold: Hydra, Islandora And Dspace, Aaron Collier, Suzanna Conrad, Carmen Mitchell, Joan Parker, Andrew Weiss, Jeremy C. Shellhase

Inaugural CSU IR Conference, 2015

Aaron Collier, Digital Repository Services Manager, Chancellor’s Office
Suzanna Conrad, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona
Carmen Mitchell, Institutional Repository Librarian, CSU San Marcos
Joan Parker, Librarian, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Andrew Weiss, Digital Services Librarian, CSU Northridge

Jeremy Shellhase, Head of Information Services & Systems Department, Humboldt State University


The State Of Scholarworks, Aaron Collier Apr 2015

The State Of Scholarworks, Aaron Collier

Inaugural CSU IR Conference, 2015

Aaron Collier, Digital Repository Services Manager, Chancellor’s Office


Data In The Sciences At Colby College, A Case Study, Susan Westerberg Cole Apr 2015

Data In The Sciences At Colby College, A Case Study, Susan Westerberg Cole

Susan Westerberg Cole

A sabbatical project looked at the research data needs of science faculty at a small liberal arts college in order to determine potential library support services. I concluded that support needs to come from multiple campus units. This study highlighted the value of personal interviews to discover actual needs that had been unanticipated.


Password Strength Analysis: User Coping Mechanisms In Password Selection, Brian Thomas Curnett Apr 2015

Password Strength Analysis: User Coping Mechanisms In Password Selection, Brian Thomas Curnett

Open Access Theses

The security that passwords provide could be seriously flawed due to the way people cope with having to memorize and recall their passwords. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard that is used to measure the password strength, known as entropy, is designed for a single use and does not consider that users may choose to keep parts of their password across password changes. This study shows that a portion of users keep some information from previous passwords across changes. These habits which will be called coping mechanisms that over time serve to erode the protection provided by …


Geomorphology: Changing The Scholarly Sources Landscape With Geology Students, Heidi Blackburn, Ashlee L. Dere Mar 2015

Geomorphology: Changing The Scholarly Sources Landscape With Geology Students, Heidi Blackburn, Ashlee L. Dere

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Find out how we changed the landscape for geology students from a popular sources wasteland to a lush garden of scholarly sources through a library instruction intervention. Data from before and after the library instruction will be shared, showing student growth from Wikipedia in first drafts to meeting ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science through the use of scholarly sources in the final paper. The library instruction activity, learning outcomes, and assessment components are included.


The Symbiotic Relationship Between Information Retrieval And Informetrics, Dietmar Wolfram Mar 2015

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Information Retrieval And Informetrics, Dietmar Wolfram

School of Information Studies Faculty Articles

Informetrics and information retrieval (IR) represent fundamental areas of study within information science. Historically, researchers have not fully capitalized on the potential research synergies that exist between these two areas. Data sources used in traditional informetrics studies have their analogues in IR, with similar types of empirical regularities found in IR system content and use. Methods for data collection and analysis used in informetrics can help to inform IR system development and evaluation. Areas of application have included automatic indexing, index term weighting and understanding user query and session patterns through the quantitative analysis of user transaction logs. Similarly, developments …


Developing An Image-Based Classifier For Detecting Poetic Content In Historic Newspaper Collections, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla, Spencer Kulwicki Mar 2015

Developing An Image-Based Classifier For Detecting Poetic Content In Historic Newspaper Collections, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla, Spencer Kulwicki

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

"Developing an Image-Based Classifier for Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspaper Collections" details and analyzes the first stage of work of the Image Analysis for Archival Discovery project team. Our team is is investigating the use of image analysis to identify poetic content in historic newspapers. The project seeks both to augment the study of literary history by drawing attention to the magnitude of poetry published in newspapers and by making the poetry more readily available for study, as well as to advance work on the use of digital images in facilitating discovery in digital libraries and other digitized collections. …


Assessing Perceived Usability Of The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit Using The Technology Acceptance Model, Tao Zhang, Lisa Zilinski, D Scott Brandt, Jake Carlson Feb 2015

Assessing Perceived Usability Of The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit Using The Technology Acceptance Model, Tao Zhang, Lisa Zilinski, D Scott Brandt, Jake Carlson

Lisa Zilinski

Presentation slides; The DCPT has been widely adopted and applied in various contexts but its usability as a tool has not been formally assessed. To address this need, we have conducted a survey of users of the DCPT. The survey included quantitative measures of potential influencing factors of using the DCPT and its perceived usability (its usefulness as a tool and its ease of use). Open-ended questions about users’ experiences with the DCPT were also included to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the tool, as well as areas that could be improved. Factor analysis of the quantitative results …


Sci Pop Talks! Presenter Guidelines, Kiyomi D. Deards, Raychelle Burks Jan 2015

Sci Pop Talks! Presenter Guidelines, Kiyomi D. Deards, Raychelle Burks

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

Presenter guidelines for the nUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Sci Pop! Talks series.