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Mla Amplified: Content Analysis And Tweeter Tales, Marcus Banks, Marie T. Ascher 2010 New York Medical College

Mla Amplified: Content Analysis And Tweeter Tales, Marcus Banks, Marie T. Ascher

NYMC Faculty Posters

Objectives: During the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, in addition to the conference blog with official bloggers, there was an active Twitter stream using the hashtag #mla2010. Lorcan Dempsey has coined the term “amplified conference” to refer to conferences which employ social media and networking tools (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc.) to communicate conference content. This poster presents an overview of the #mla2010 Tweets as a social and intellectual history of the meeting.


Why Is It Difficult To Search For Two Colors At Once? How Eye Movements Can Reveal The Nature Of Representations During Multi-Target Visual Search, Michael John Stroud 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Why Is It Difficult To Search For Two Colors At Once? How Eye Movements Can Reveal The Nature Of Representations During Multi-Target Visual Search, Michael John Stroud

Open Access Dissertations

Visual search consists of locating a known target amongst a field of distractors. Often times, observers must search for more than one object at once. Eye movements were monitored in a series of visual search experiments examining search efficiency and how color is represented in order to guide search for multiple targets. The results demonstrated that observers were very color selective when searching for a single color. However, when searching for two colors at once, the degree of similarity between the two target colors had varying effects on fixation patterns. Search for two very similar colors was almost as efficient ...


Collaborative Print Repositories: A Case Study Of Library Directors' Views, Cathy Maskell Dr., Jennifer Soutter, Kristina Oldenburg 2010 University of Windsor

Collaborative Print Repositories: A Case Study Of Library Directors' Views, Cathy Maskell Dr., Jennifer Soutter, Kristina Oldenburg

Leddy Library Publications

Surveys library directors in the Ontario Council of University Libraries consortium regarding weeding, last copy print archiving, and the role of the consortium. Responses reveal divergent opinions but an answer lies in partnerships. Cost remains an over-riding factor and the uncertainty of future budgets make commitment to long-term planning difficult.


Proceedings Of The 2009 Nrc Federal Facilities Council/James Madison University Symposium On Protecting Large Facility Complexes;, George H. Baker, Cheryl E. Wilkins 2010 James Madison University

Proceedings Of The 2009 Nrc Federal Facilities Council/James Madison University Symposium On Protecting Large Facility Complexes;, George H. Baker, Cheryl E. Wilkins

George H Baker

Large, complex facilities pose unique protection challenges involving multidisciplinary expertise and collaboration among government, academia, and the private sector. The symposium served as a forum for sharing experiences in dealing with large facility catastrophic events and risk management. The symposium was organized based on the value of interaction among different people representing diverse disciplines. In many instances, such interactions lead to solutions that would not have been developed within disciplinary stovepipes. The venue was divided into three panels addressing physical security, cyber security, and real facility case studies. We were also privileged to have three keynote speakers including Dr. Charles ...


Twenty Years Of Forest Service National Environmental Policy Act Litigation, Amanda M.A. Miner, Robert W. Malmsheimer, Denise M. Keele, Michael J. Mortimer 2010 Western Michigan University

Twenty Years Of Forest Service National Environmental Policy Act Litigation, Amanda M.A. Miner, Robert W. Malmsheimer, Denise M. Keele, Michael J. Mortimer

Political Science Faculty Publications

The USDA Forest Service is sued more often than any other federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This analysis examines Forest Service land management cases initiated from 1989 to 2008 to understand how the agency fared in NEPA cases. Of the 1,064 completed cases, 671 (63.1%) involved a NEPA challenge. The agency won the final outcome of 343 cases (51.1%), lost 176 (26.2%), and settled 152 (22.7%). Case characteristic analyses indicate that case decisions peaked at the end of the 1990s, occurred mostly in the Ninth Circuit, and predominately involved ...


Volume 17, Number 1 (Spring 2010), Peace and Conflict Studies 2010 Nova Southeastern University

Volume 17, Number 1 (Spring 2010), Peace And Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Peacebuilding, Reconciliation, And Transformation, Jessica Senehi, Stephen Ryan, Sean Byrne 2010 University of Manitoba

Introduction: Peacebuilding, Reconciliation, And Transformation, Jessica Senehi, Stephen Ryan, Sean Byrne

Peace and Conflict Studies

This introductory article in the special issue on Peacebuilding, Reconciliation, and Transformation highlights some of the central themes within the emergent field of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS). The article discusses how this transdisciplinary field contributes to our understanding of some of the key issues that confront the PACS field in terms of analysis, theory building, and praxis. The contributors to this special issue provide a broad array of perspectives that explores conflicts and its transformation from a multidimensional perspective.


“The Problem From Hell”: Examining The Role Of Peace And Conflict Studies For Genocide Intervention And Prevention, Paul Cormier, Peter Karari, Alka Kumar, Robin Neustaeter, Jodi Read, Jessica Senehi 2010 University of Manitoba

“The Problem From Hell”: Examining The Role Of Peace And Conflict Studies For Genocide Intervention And Prevention, Paul Cormier, Peter Karari, Alka Kumar, Robin Neustaeter, Jodi Read, Jessica Senehi

Peace and Conflict Studies

Genocide is one of the most challenging problems of our age. In her book, “A Problem from Hell:” America and the Age of Genocide, Samantha Power (2002) argues that the United States, while in a position to intervene in genocide, has lacked the will to do so, and therefore it is incumbent on the U.S. citizenry to pressure their government to act. This article reviews how the topic of genocide raises questions along the fault lines of the field of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS). In this article, a framework is provided to examine genocide and responses to it ...


Peacebuilding In Northern Ireland: The Past, Present And Future, Stephen Ryan 2010 University of Ulster

Peacebuilding In Northern Ireland: The Past, Present And Future, Stephen Ryan

Peace and Conflict Studies

This article explores the reasons for the slow progress being made in the Northern Ireland peace process. It examines complications that exist in dealing with the past, present, and future of the conflict between the two main communities whilst also arguing that it is hard to separate these time frames in practice. In terms of the present, some well known difficulties with the consociational approach are identified. Recent studies have also demonstrated a failure to address sectarianism at the grass-roots level and there has been a resurgence in activity by spoilers and rejectionists. When thinking about the future the two ...


Localizing Peace: An Agenda For Sustainable Peacebuilding, Nathan C. Funk, Abdul Aziz Said 2010 University of Waterloo

Localizing Peace: An Agenda For Sustainable Peacebuilding, Nathan C. Funk, Abdul Aziz Said

Peace and Conflict Studies

The sophistication of peace operations and complex humanitarian missions has increased in recent decades, resulting in increased international capacity to mitigate organized violence and provide relief to suffering populations. With respect to other indicators of success, however, international peace strategies still leave much to be desired. By their very nature, externally driven efforts tend to leave local actors feeling marginalized and disempowered, and unable to fulfill aspirations for cumulative and sustainable transformations in the quality of life. The peace that local populations genuinely hope for may fail to take root, and dynamics associated with interventionism may replace one set of ...


The Role Of The European Union As A Peace Builder: Northern Ireland As A Case Study, Paul Arthur 2010 University of Ulster

The Role Of The European Union As A Peace Builder: Northern Ireland As A Case Study, Paul Arthur

Peace and Conflict Studies

The United Kingdom and Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1973 at a time when bitter communal conflict engulfed Northern Ireland. It appeared to be a deviant case in a modernising Europe anxious to unleash the shackles of the first half of the twentieth century. In fact the unusual conjunction of conflict within a disputed region of the British/Irish archipelago and joint membership of the European Community offered an opportunity to move beyond the excessive intimacy of an ancient quarrel through different temporal and spatial lenses. This article addresses the issue of dealing with minority grievances in an ...


A Hermeneutics Of Blessing As A Meta-Requisite For Reconciliation: John E. Toews’ Romans Paradigm As A Case Study, Vern Neufeld Redekop 2010 Saint Paul University

A Hermeneutics Of Blessing As A Meta-Requisite For Reconciliation: John E. Toews’ Romans Paradigm As A Case Study, Vern Neufeld Redekop

Peace and Conflict Studies

Within an overall framework of reconciliation as a transformation of mimetic structures of violence to mimetic structures of blessing, teachings of blessing are needed throughout the process. “Teachings” are considered as paradigmatic stories, principles, insights, and practical wisdom that are derived both from religious traditions and the human sciences. “Blessing” refers to that which contributes to sustained human well-being at the individual, collective and relational levels. A hermeneutics of blessing is a deliberate interpretive endeavour directed toward the generation of teachings of blessing. It can be used with any particular source and the insights can be both direct and inverse ...


Front Matter, Peace and Conflict Studies 2010 Nova Southeastern University

Front Matter, Peace And Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Peace and Conflict Studies 2010 Nova Southeastern University

Back Matter, Peace And Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

No abstract provided.


Tools For Using And Organizing Online Resources To Enhance Reference And Instruction, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie 2010 Utah State University

Tools For Using And Organizing Online Resources To Enhance Reference And Instruction, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

Demonstrates free tools for tracking, organizing, and repurposing digital resources for incorporation into libguides, powerpoint presentations, and other instructional aids. Tools included: Library of Congress Annotated Resource Set, Instructional Architect, fishbone charts, and timelines.


Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra McIntyre 2010 Utah State University

Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

Discusses how some new tools such as Dublin Core application profiles and the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway can improve discoverability of digital collections.


Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre 2010 Utah State University

Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Discusses how some new tools such as Dublin Core application profiles and the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway can improve discoverability of digital collections.


Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott 2010 Utah State University

Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

The Internet is changing how people find and use information. Users increasingly are discovering relevant resources outside traditional library systems and expect immediate access to resources at the point of discovery. These changes are challenging traditional thinking on how we should "catalog" and provide access to resources.

Panel discussion engaged the audience in a lively discussion of discoverability, trends in user information seeking behavior, the role of librarians in information seeking and finding, and implications for library system design. Audience comments are summarized in a wiki created to support this panel discussion: http://findability.wikispaces.com/ The wiki also contains ...


Religion And Regionalism: Congregants, Culture And City-County Consolidation In Louisville, Kentucky, Joshua D. Ambrosius 2010 University of Dayton

Religion And Regionalism: Congregants, Culture And City-County Consolidation In Louisville, Kentucky, Joshua D. Ambrosius

Political Science Faculty Publications

Literature on religious involvement in public affairs typically examines the national scene, particularly public opinion and political behavior in presidential elections. Few scholars examine religious actors in urban politics and policymaking. Those who do study local politics emphasize morality policy and ignore issues of metropolitan governance and institutional design, central concerns of the urban politics field. This dissertation fills that gap by studying Louisville, Kentucky, site of the first large-scale city-county consolidation since 1969. I ask: does religion affect how people vote in a consolidation referendum and shape their opinions about merged government? I employ a survey instrument (N=807 ...


The Effect Of Interface Consistency And Cognitive Load On User Performance In An Information Search Task, Jeremy Mendel 2010 Clemson University

The Effect Of Interface Consistency And Cognitive Load On User Performance In An Information Search Task, Jeremy Mendel

All Theses

Although interface consistency is theorized to increase performance and user satisfaction, previous research has found mixed and often non-significant results. The source of this discrepancy may be due to varying levels of task difficulty employed in these past studies. This study attempted to control the task difficulty using cognitive load theory. Interface consistency was manipulated along with intrinsic cognitive load and extraneous cognitive load. Interface consistency was manipulated along three dimensions: physical, communicational and conceptual. Intrinsic cognitive load was manipulated by asking participants finance (high load) questions and travel (low load) questions. Unnecessary and irrelevant extra hyperlinks were used to ...


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