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Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations And Collisions, Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Meg Miner 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations And Collisions, Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Meg Miner

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

This presentation will discuss the catalyst, development and implementation of The Ames Library's institutional repository and records management programs after strategic planning in the library. The presenters will share their perspectives on the advantage of the parallel programs, and comment on the strengths, knowledge and work style each person brings to the table to make the partnership and programs work. Interwoven throughout the presentation will be examples of how "collisions" were navigated for specific collections. Both librarians will also provide their best practices for outreach and education to campus leaders, offices and departments to create buy-in, commitment to and ...


Nice Guys Finish Fast And Bad Guys Finish Last: Facilitatory Vs. Inhibitory Interaction In Parallel Systems, Ami Eidels, Joseph W. Houpt, Nicholas Altieri, Lei Pei, James T. Townsend 2011 Wright State University - Main Campus

Nice Guys Finish Fast And Bad Guys Finish Last: Facilitatory Vs. Inhibitory Interaction In Parallel Systems, Ami Eidels, Joseph W. Houpt, Nicholas Altieri, Lei Pei, James T. Townsend

Joseph W. Houpt

Systems Factorial Technology is a powerful framework for investigating the fundamental properties of human information processing such as architecture (i.e., serial or parallel processing) and capacity (how processing efficiency is affected by increased workload). The Survivor Interaction Contrast (SIC) and the Capacity Coefficient are effective measures in determining these underlying properties, based on response-time data. Each of the different architectures, under the assumption of independent processing, predicts a specific form of the SIC along with some range of capacity. In this study, we explored SIC predictions of discrete-state (Markov process) and continuous-state (Linear Dynamic) models that allow for certain ...


The Seduction Of Brazil: The Americanization Of Brazil During World War Ii, Michael L. Conniff 2011 San Jose State University

The Seduction Of Brazil: The Americanization Of Brazil During World War Ii, Michael L. Conniff

Michael L. Conniff

A review of Antonio Pedro Tota. The Seduction of Brazil: The Americanization of Brazil during World War II. Translated by Lorena B. Ellis. Foreword by Daniel J. Greenberg. (LLILAS Translations from Latin America Series.) Austin:  University of Texas Press. 2009. Pp. xxi, 159. $55.00.


Harnessing Your Projects: Using Project Management Techniques And Basecamp In Libraries, Barbara Lewis 2011 University of South Florida

Harnessing Your Projects: Using Project Management Techniques And Basecamp In Libraries, Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

It seems that our libraries are in a constant state of change. We review the reference collection, move periodicals, renovate libraries, develop new website, and create tutorials. All of which represent change, all of which are projects, and all of which can be overwhelming if not managed properly. The main points of this webcast will be to help librarians understand 1) that they are project managers and 2) that there are simple techniques and tools that can help them be most effective at that aspect of their job.

The University of South Florida Tampa Library began using Basecamp, a leading ...


Association Between The Birth Of Twins And Parental Divorce, Anupam B. Jena, Dana P. Goldman, Geoffrey Joyce 2011 University of Southern California

Association Between The Birth Of Twins And Parental Divorce, Anupam B. Jena, Dana P. Goldman, Geoffrey Joyce

Dana Goldman

No abstract provided.


Relations Of Production And Modes Of Surplus Extraction In India, Part-I, Amit Basole, Deepankar Basu 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Relations Of Production And Modes Of Surplus Extraction In India, Part-I, Amit Basole, Deepankar Basu

Deepankar Basu

This paper uses aggregate-level data, as well as case-studies, to trace the evolution of some key structural features of the Indian economy, relating both to the agricultural and the informal industrial sector. These aggregate trends are used to infer: (a) the dominant relations of production under which the vast majority of the Indian working people labour, and (b) the predominant ways in which the surplus labour of the direct producers is appropriated by the dominant classes. This summary account is meant to inform and link up with on-going attempts at radically restructuring Indian society.


From Embedded To Integrated: New Teaching Models For Academic Librarians, Rob Morrison, Larissa Garcia, Marisa Walstrum 2011 National-Louis University

From Embedded To Integrated: New Teaching Models For Academic Librarians, Rob Morrison, Larissa Garcia, Marisa Walstrum

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Opening Pandora's Stream: Piping Music Into The Information Literacy Classroom, Dianna E. Sachs, Kathleen A. Langan 2011 Western Michigan University

Opening Pandora's Stream: Piping Music Into The Information Literacy Classroom, Dianna E. Sachs, Kathleen A. Langan

Kate Langan

Although it is well known that music can affect cognitive processes, very little research has been conducted examining the influence of background music on students in college classrooms. In 2010, librarians at Western Michigan University implemented a pilot study to investigate the effect of background music on undergraduate students in information literacy classes. The authors used a survey to collect both quantitative and qualitative data to investigate student comfort, confidence, and retention of facts. The results indicate positive correlations between background music in the classroom and student comfort, confidence, and retention. Further investigation is ongoing, to expand upon these results.


Negotiating Identity Through Public Spaces In The Netherlands, Jennifer Long 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Negotiating Identity Through Public Spaces In The Netherlands, Jennifer Long

Migration and Ethnic Relations Colloquium Series

No abstract provided.


Resettlement And The Crisis Of Identity, Secil Erdogan 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Resettlement And The Crisis Of Identity, Secil Erdogan

Migration and Ethnic Relations Colloquium Series

No abstract provided.


One Justice Fits All? Examining Cross-Cultural Differences In Perceptions Of Justice, Caroline Bennet-AbuAyyash 2011 The University of Western Ontario

One Justice Fits All? Examining Cross-Cultural Differences In Perceptions Of Justice, Caroline Bennet-Abuayyash

Migration and Ethnic Relations Colloquium Series

No abstract provided.


Drafting Human Ancestry: What Does The Neanderthal Genome Tell Us About Hominid Evolution? Commentary On Green Et Al. (2010), Michael Hofreiter 2011 The University of York

Drafting Human Ancestry: What Does The Neanderthal Genome Tell Us About Hominid Evolution? Commentary On Green Et Al. (2010), Michael Hofreiter

Human Biology

Ten years after the first draft versions of the human genome were
announced, technical progress in both DNA sequencing and ancient DNA
analyses has allowed a research team around Ed Green and Svante Pa¨a¨bo to
complete this task from infinitely more difficult hominid samples: a few
pieces of bone originating from our closest, albeit extinct, relatives, the
Neanderthals. Pulling the Neanderthal sequences out of a sea of contaminating
environmental DNA impregnating the bones and at the same time
avoiding the problems of contamination with modern human DNA is in itself
a remarkable accomplishment. However, the crucial question in ...


Simple Marketing Techniques And Space Planning To Increase Circulation, Kelly Giles, D. Yvonne Jones, Margarite McCandless, Kara Kiblinger, Jenne Klotz 2011 James Madison University

Simple Marketing Techniques And Space Planning To Increase Circulation, Kelly Giles, D. Yvonne Jones, Margarite Mccandless, Kara Kiblinger, Jenne Klotz

Libraries

In the academic Information Commons, the frontline staff are key library assets. This article demonstrates one example of frontline staff observing, analyzing, and modifying user behavior using simple marketing techniques and space planning. James Madison University East Campus Library personnel increased circulation of books by increasing the visibility of the book collection. Minor furniture changes in the lobby, adding rotating themed book displays, and providing digital and print signage produced a dramatic effect. Circulation numbers essentially doubled for the lobby browsing book collection and markedly increased for books highlighted in the displays.


Library Impact Statement For Psc 367 Campaigns And Elections, Michael Vocino 2011 University of Rhode Island

Library Impact Statement For Psc 367 Campaigns And Elections, Michael Vocino

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement for PSC 367 Campaigns and Elections. No new resources were required to support this course.


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering January 1, 2011 To March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering January 1, 2011 To March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased by 15.35% over the last quarter. The database now contains 7,537 records.
  • The number of site visits increased 38.5% over the last quarter. Results show an average of 1,356 visits per month.
  • The number of page views increased 29.15% over last month. Results show an average of 2,081 pages viewed per month.
  • Get Outdoors Nevada supported 22 volunteer events in a variety of ways. These events utilized 692 volunteers whom contributed 2,930 combined hours of service.
  • Four volunteer trainings have been completed; 72 volunteers ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2011, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • One basic site steward class was held this quarter adding 17 steward volunteers.
  • Site Monitor Reports indicate accelerating site impacts consistent with increased visitation. As reported in previous quarters, a by-product of off-road vehicle popularity is site degradation.


Circulating The Odd: Putting Technology In The Hands Of Patrons, Jason Dupree, Erin Ingraham-Ridgeway 2011 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Circulating The Odd: Putting Technology In The Hands Of Patrons, Jason Dupree, Erin Ingraham-Ridgeway

Faculty Articles & Research

No abstract provided.


Examining Associations Between Mothers' Early Adversity, Depression And Maternal Sensitivity, Rossana Bisceglia, Greg Moran, Jennifer Jenkins 2011 University of Toronto

Examining Associations Between Mothers' Early Adversity, Depression And Maternal Sensitivity, Rossana Bisceglia, Greg Moran, Jennifer Jenkins

Psychology Presentations

This study tested two models for the indirect influence of mothers’ early adversity on maternal sensitivity:

Model A:

  • Mothers’ appraisal of infant temperament was hypothesized to mediate the influence of mothers’ early adversity and depression on maternal sensitivity
  • There would be no direct influence of maternal depression

Model B:

  • Mothers’ depression was hypothesized to have a direct influence on maternal sensitivity
  • Mothers’ perception of infant temperament would not mediate the influence of maternal depression on maternal sensitivity


Exploring The Development Of Adolescent Mother-Infant Attachment Relationships: The Contribution Of Ecological Factors, Tara Morley, Heidi Bailey, David Pederson, Greg Moran 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Exploring The Development Of Adolescent Mother-Infant Attachment Relationships: The Contribution Of Ecological Factors, Tara Morley, Heidi Bailey, David Pederson, Greg Moran

Psychology Presentations

The current study set out to identify specific factors associated with adolescent motherhood that may reduce sensitivity and subsequently contribute to the development of non-secure mother-infant attachment relationships.


Antecedents Of Mother-Child Co-Construction Of Coherent Narratives Of Past Emotional Experiences, Celia Hsiao, Greg Moran, Nina Koren-Karie, Belal Chemali, David Pederson, Heidi N. Bailey 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Antecedents Of Mother-Child Co-Construction Of Coherent Narratives Of Past Emotional Experiences, Celia Hsiao, Greg Moran, Nina Koren-Karie, Belal Chemali, David Pederson, Heidi N. Bailey

Psychology Presentations

The purpose of this longitudinal study is to further our knowledge of the early developmental antecedents of coherent mother-child emotion dialogues in the preschool years.


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