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A Revival Of The Music Conspectus: A Multi-Dimensional Assessment For The Score Collection, Katie Lai 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

A Revival Of The Music Conspectus: A Multi-Dimensional Assessment For The Score Collection, Katie Lai

Library Journal Articles

With an innovative use of the Music Conspectus, the Hong Kong Baptist University Library conducted a score collection assessment to identify not only the strengths and weaknesses of the collection, but also problems with the choice of score publishers and formats arisen in the acquisitions process. Because of its flexible application, this modified Music Conspectus can be easily adopted by libraries of all sizes and libraries that use any classification system. This article provides detailed description of the techniques used and highlights findings, benefits received and actions done following the project.


Course‐Integrated Learning Outcomes For Library Database Searching: Three Assessment Points On The Path Of Evidence, Dianne Cmor, Alison Chan, Teresa Kong 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Course‐Integrated Learning Outcomes For Library Database Searching: Three Assessment Points On The Path Of Evidence, Dianne Cmor, Alison Chan, Teresa Kong

Library Journal Articles

Objective: This study aims to assess student learning with respect to basic database searching at three different points within a required first year course. Methods: Three methods were employed at three different points to identify evidence of successful learning: 1. Analysis of in‐class exercises from the initial library workshop, e.g. how many students showed evidence of satisfactorily achieving the stated learning outcomes. 2. Participant observation of student presentations, noting themes, strengths and weaknesses of student research strategy; written observation reports from librarians were coded and quantified to identify major themes. 3. Interviews with course instructors responsible for grading ...


Enhancing The Teaching Of Web Based Journalism - Setting Up A Pioneering Online News Station, Yu Huang, Timothy F Hamlett, Yiu Ming To, Judith L Clarke 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

Enhancing The Teaching Of Web Based Journalism - Setting Up A Pioneering Online News Station, Yu Huang, Timothy F Hamlett, Yiu Ming To, Judith L Clarke

Department of Journalism Book Chapter

This project aimed to enhance students' ability to deliver their online journalistic work by providing real hands-on experience of running a regular student-run news station with content delivered over the Internet. The project was divided into three stages. In the first stage, a series of web production and design workshops were conducted. There followed a series of lectures delivered by invited practitioners and experts in the field about the implications of IT developments and the future of online media. In the second stage, the existing student publications - The Young Reporter in English and the San Po Yan in Chinese - developed ...


Sand, Surf, Spa And Spirituality? Examination Of A Scoping Study Of Medical And Wellness Tourism In Australia, Jennifer H. Laing, Cornelia Voight, Meredith Wray, Graham Brown, Betty Weiler, Gary Howat, Richard Tremath 2010 Monash University

Sand, Surf, Spa And Spirituality? Examination Of A Scoping Study Of Medical And Wellness Tourism In Australia, Jennifer H. Laing, Cornelia Voight, Meredith Wray, Graham Brown, Betty Weiler, Gary Howat, Richard Tremath

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

The strong growth of medical and wellness tourism around the globe is the result of a number of factors, such as the desire of many travellers to try new experiences and escape from increasingly busy lives, the rising health costs in the developed world and the number and diversity of medical and wellness tourism products now available. Australia is no exception to this trend, with the realisation that there is great potential for promoting the destination around the medical and wellness tourist experience or as a supplement to the traditional attractions of the Outback, the Reef and food and wine ...


Sisters And Mothers, Sarah Smith 2010 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Sisters And Mothers, Sarah Smith

Society for Advancement of Poynter Library

First place fiction winner in 2010.


Applying The “Contextual Integrity” Model Of Privacy To Personal Blogs In The Blogoshere, Frances Grodzinsky, Herman T. Tavani 2010 Sacred Heart University

Applying The “Contextual Integrity” Model Of Privacy To Personal Blogs In The Blogoshere, Frances Grodzinsky, Herman T. Tavani

School of Computer Science & Engineering Faculty Publications

In this paper, we analyze some controversial aspects of blogging and the blogosphere from the perspective of privacy. In particular, we focus on Helen Nissenbaum’s theory of privacy as “contextual integrity” and apply it to personal blogs, in general, and the case of the “Washingtonienne” blogger, in particular. We examine the question of whether personal blogs that are not password protected can be considered “normatively private contexts” according to Nissenbaum’s principles of privacy. We argue that they cannot. Using Nissenbaum’s original model, we conclude that privacy expectations for those who disclose personal information in such blogs are ...


Incubation Push Or Business Pull? Investigating The Geography Of Us Business Incubators, Haifeng Qian, Kingsley E. Haynes 2010 West Virginia University

Incubation Push Or Business Pull? Investigating The Geography Of Us Business Incubators, Haifeng Qian, Kingsley E. Haynes

Regional Research Institute Publications and Working Papers

The primary purposes of this paper are to present the geographic distribution of US business incubators and to explore geographically bounded factors that influence the location of business incubators. Our data show that US business incubators are unevenly distributed across the urban/rural division, states, as well as counties. Factor analysis identifies three common factors from 27 demographic, social, and economic variables drawn from publicly available data at the county level. These factors include agglomeration, welfare, and business/entrepreneurship. The results of binominal logistic regressions suggest that incubators are more likely to be found in counties with high levels of ...


Methodological Challenges And Institutional Barriers In The Use Of Experimental Method For The Evaluation Of Business Incubators: Lessons From The Us, Eu And China, Junbo Yu, Peter Nijkamp 2010 West Virginia University

Methodological Challenges And Institutional Barriers In The Use Of Experimental Method For The Evaluation Of Business Incubators: Lessons From The Us, Eu And China, Junbo Yu, Peter Nijkamp

Regional Research Institute Publications and Working Papers

Despite their worldwide adoption by policy makers as the Holy Grail for entrepreneurship and business development, the effectiveness of business incubation programs remain elusive, primarily plagued by untenable evaluation methods. This paper develops an in-depth analysis on those methodological and institutional factors that prohibit the use of theoretically sound solutions such as the Experimental Method in evaluation practice.


Promotions With Student-Athletes: Are You In Compliance?, Teresa Williams 2010 Butler University

Promotions With Student-Athletes: Are You In Compliance?, Teresa Williams

Scholarship and Professional Work

Even if you are not a basketball fan, you have probably heard of the NCAA. And if you are an academic librarian, odds are you work at one of the institutions where athletic teams compete under the guidance of the NCAA operating bylaws. But did you know these bylaws can have a direct impact on your library promotions?


Regional Innovation Clusters: A Critical Review, Junbo Yu, Randall Jackson 2010 West Virginia University

Regional Innovation Clusters: A Critical Review, Junbo Yu, Randall Jackson

Regional Research Institute Publications and Working Papers

This paper begins by investigating the Obama administration”s rationale of promoting regional innovation clusters (RICs) in the context of increasing public concerns on the Strategy for American Innovation. Next, the connections between RICs and existing research and policies in clusters, innovation and regional economic development are identified and analyzed to highlight those most critical challenges in conceptualizing and theorizing RICs. While we applaud the long overdue focus of economic development policies on subnational regions we identify several major difficulties associated with the development of empirics for promoting RICs and informing policymakers with practitioner-accessible tools and metrics before concluding.


Work Study Students At Vcu: Quality Versus Quantity, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Denise Branch, Patti Ferguson, Daniel Park, Mary Beth Taormina 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Work Study Students At Vcu: Quality Versus Quantity, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Denise Branch, Patti Ferguson, Daniel Park, Mary Beth Taormina

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Publications

VCU Libraries’ student full-time equivalents and budget are lower than its peer institutions in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, resulting in a significant lack of funding for student workers. The initial project goals were 1) to identify which steps the VCU Libraries could take to resolve this problem and 2) to investigate if this problem were university-wide in scope. Shortly following this determination, the president’s office VCU Update #10 proposed a “substantial increase in funding for student financial aid” and a university-wide survey on work-study was initiated by the VCU Career Center and distributed by the provost to ...


Bootstrapping A Terrorist Network, Kyle Christensen 2010 Columbus State University

Bootstrapping A Terrorist Network, Kyle Christensen

Faculty Bibliography

No abstract provided.


Highly Cited Articles In Library And Information Science: An Analysis Of Content And Authorship Trends, Kelly D. Blessinger, Paul Hrycaj 2010 Louisiana State University

Highly Cited Articles In Library And Information Science: An Analysis Of Content And Authorship Trends, Kelly D. Blessinger, Paul Hrycaj

Faculty Publications

Thirty-two highly cited articles that were influential to scholarly communication in library and information science (LIS) in the latter part of the twentieth century are identified and examined. Journal distributions, major subject themes, and authorship characteristics of these articles are discussed and compared to the majority of scholarly articles published in LIS during the same time period.


The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza 2010 San Jose State University

The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza

Faculty Publications

Drawing on Schumpeterian theory, this article presents estimates of a first-order autoregressive model of profit persistence for large US firms, using Economic Value Added (EVA), the popular measure of profits produced by Stern Stewart and Company, and simple (unadjusted) accounting measures from the Compustat database. We hypothesize about the differences we should expect to find between these two sets of estimates, and also provide a fresh normative assessment of the dynamic competitiveness of the US economy.


The First 100 Days Stormfront Responds To Obama’S Presidency [Abstract], Dianne Dentice, James L. Williams 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

The First 100 Days Stormfront Responds To Obama’S Presidency [Abstract], Dianne Dentice, James L. Williams

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery

Faculty Publications

Grave markers are often the only physical evidence of a person’s existence and offer opportunities for even ordinary people to ‘speak’ from the grave. Sometimes the deceased selects the marker or leaves instructions for its composition.

In modern times, the grieving family typically chooses the type, style, motif, and inscription according to commercial availability, aesthetic appeal, and budgetary constraints. A cemetery visitor will likely have no idea of the actual circumstances that caused a particular marker to have its shape, design, and decorative elements.

Like other possessions, markers are subject to fashion trends and since the advent of mass ...


Lyondell: A Note Of Approbation, William W. Bratton 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Lyondell: A Note Of Approbation, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Impulsivity In Subclinical Borderline Personality Individuals Using A Delay Discounting Task With Social Incentives, Rachel L. D' Agostino 2010 The College at Brockport

Impulsivity In Subclinical Borderline Personality Individuals Using A Delay Discounting Task With Social Incentives, Rachel L. D' Agostino

Psychology Master's Theses

Impulsivity was examined in a subclinical sample of college students with borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Using the Borderline Personality Questionnaire (BPQ; Poreh et al. , 2006) participants were screened for high and low BPD traits. Twenty-six high-BPD and twenty-four low-BPD participants were compared on impulsivity. Impulsivity was assessed using a self-report measure (BIS- 1 1 ; Patton, Stanford & Barratt, 1 995) and three laboratory tasks, the Go Stop Impulsivity Paradigm (Dougherty, Mathias, & Marsh, 2003 ), a delay discounting task (Dixon, Jacobs, & Sanders, 2006) with monetary incentives and a delay discounting task with social incentives. Past research has shown that high- and low-BPD ...


Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Sciences Officers And Directors, 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Sciences Officers And Directors

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


The Occurrence Of Chestnut Lamprey (Lchthyomyzon Castaneus; Pisces: Petromyzontidae) In The Chariton River In South-Central Iowa, Mark K. Flammang, John R. Olson 2010 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Occurrence Of Chestnut Lamprey (Lchthyomyzon Castaneus; Pisces: Petromyzontidae) In The Chariton River In South-Central Iowa, Mark K. Flammang, John R. Olson

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

In the mid-1990s, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Fisheries Bureau biologists began receiving reports from anglers of a parasitic lamprey attached to fish taken immediately downstream from Rathbun Lake on the Chariton River in south-central Iowa; these reports have continued to present. In 2002, the IDNR received and identified a chestnut lamprey (Ichthyomyzon castaneus Girard) from an angler who removed the lamprey from a common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus) he captured. This record was the first for a lamprey from the Chariton River drainage in Iowa. Five additional specimens of chestnut lamprey have been collected and identified since this ...


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