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American Society for Indexing Conferences: An Analysis of Major Topics, 1997-2011
Article offering an analysis of major topics at the American Society for Indexing Conferences from 1997 through 2011.
Analysis of URL References in ETDs: A Case Study at the University of North Texas
Article discussing a case study at the University of North Texas (UNT) on an analysis of URL references in electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers
Article discussing archiving web-published materials and a needs assessment of librarians, researchers, and content providers.
Art book indexes reviewed
Article discussing index characteristics considered important by reviewers of art books.
Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and Information Retrieval
Article discussing artificial intelligence, libraries, and information retrieval.
ASI conference presentations: a content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012
Article on the American Society for Indexing (ASI) conference presentations. This article identifies major topics discussed at ASI conferences from 1997 through 2012 and explores how topics have changed over time.
Automated Creation of Analytic Catalog Records for Born-Digital Journal Articles
Article summarizing the approach to bibliographic metadata development at the University of Michigan Library for journal articles published and archived in HathiTrust.
Best Practices for Librarians Embedded in Online Courses
Article discussing research on embedded librarian services in collaboration with faculty in online courses.
Biography indexes reviewed
Article discussing research on biography reviews and indexes.
Briefing the Case: Constitution Day Outreach to Campus and Community
Article discussing Constitution Day outreach to campuses and communities.
Building a Better Librarian: Why Your Work As A Librarian Begins LONG Before Your Graduate Program
This articles discusses why ones work as a librarian begins long before their graduate program.
Cataloguing in 2012: On The Cusp Of RDA
This article discusses changes in music cataloguing systems.
The Challenge of Multimedia Networking
Article reviewing texts that examine both the promise and peril of developing networked multimedia systems.
Comparison of Strategies and Policies for Building Distributed Digital Preservation Infrastructure: Initial Findings from the MetaArchive Cooperative
This article offers a comparison of strategies and policies for building distributed digital preservation infrastructure.
Computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S: Characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS
Article on computational studies of the potential energy surface for O(³P) + H₂S and the characterization of transition states and the enthalpy of formation of HSO and HOS.
Connecting Constituents to Government Information: 150 Years of Congressionally Designated Libraries
Article on connecting constituents to government information and 150 years of congressionally designated libraries.
Copyright, Digital Media, and Libraries
Article offering a brief bibliography on the subject of copyright and digital media in the context of libraries.
Copyright, Open Access, and Library Instruction
Article discussing copyright, open access, and library instruction.
Councilor's Report: 2006 Annual Conference - New Orleans
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in 2006, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Information about the topics discussed and issues that were brought up are included.
Councilor's Report: 2006 Midwinter Meeting - San Antonio
This article discusses the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter meeting in 2006, which was held in San Antonio. The discussions include an increase in dues and several resolutions.
Creating a Faculty Book Delivery Service: Supporting Faculty Research
Article on creating a faculty book delivery service and supporting faculty research.
Culinary Indexers' Reference Sources
In this article, the author presents a bibliography of reference sources recommended by culinary indexers.
The Deep Web: Resource Discovery in the Library of Texas
Article discussing the deep web and the new resource discovery service of the statewide virtual Library of Texas (LOT).
Developing Collections of Web-Published Materials
This article discusses collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials.
Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet
Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.
Development of a portal to Texas history
Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa
Article on the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using an exploratory research method, this article sets out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Documenting Captured Records From Terrorist Organizations
Article discussing documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. This article discusses documenting captured records from terrorist organizations. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American forces captured 43,000 boxes of government documents and thousands of hours of previously unknown audio recordings. This article traces the release of these records, archival considerations, political initiatives, effect of these records on protecting the public, and future developments.
Double Vision: The Divided Self in Near-Death Experiences and Postmodernism
Abstract: In Peter Novak's recent work (2003), he suggested the hypothesis that the human self is intrinsically bifurcated and separates into distinct components of consciousness at death. He referred to the near-death literature for evidence of this separation. His analysis of this literature implied that the after-death experience is not sequentially determined but is shaped simultaneously by different events corresponding to those components of consciousness. His proposal to reconcile those components addressed the need for self-integration at death. However, proponents of postmodernism question the singularity of self-identity and propose the multiplicity of self-experience. Their challenge to the belief in a wholly integrated self brings into question the therapeutic value of recognizing self-division in death. If the self lacks a foundation, then it is fruitless to seek an illusory level of integration. Rather, self-division in death points to a more astute understanding of the emptiness of the self.
Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker as Sole Diabetes Educator: Comparison of CoDE with Similar Culturally Appropriate Interventions
Article discussing the effectiveness of a community health worker as sole diabetes educator.
Enhancing Access to E-books
Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books.
Enhancing Descriptive Metadata Records with Freely-Available APIs
Article on enhancing descriptive metadata records with freely-available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan
Article on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this article discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Reaction Between NH(X3Σ-) + SO(X3Σ-)
Article on an experimental and theoretical study of the reaction between NH(X3Σ–) + SO(X3Σ–).
Exploring the Integration of Near-Death Experience Aftereffects: Summary of Findings
Abstract: Preliminary evidence suggests that both near-death experiencers (NDErs) and nonexperiencers who learn about near-death experiences (NDEs) show beneficial aftereffects. In this article I summarize the findings of an exploratory study to examine a small group process utilizing spiritual guidance and expressive arts for integrating NDE aftereffects. Eleven adult participants -- four NDErs and seven non-NDErs -- completed a pretest, initial posttest, and longitudinal posttest consisting of a revised version of the Omega Life Change Questionnaire (Rominger-LCQ) and the Human Spirituality Scale, as well as semistructured individual and group interviews. I also collected the expressive art participants created during sessions, photographed it, and used it to identify pictorial themes. Quantitative results included some significant differences and some nonsignificant trends indicating greater spirituality and life changes among NDErs compared to non-NDErs and, for all participants, from pre- to posttest. Qualitative interview material revealed participants had learned material on a number of topics of including a broader understanding of, and ability to communicate about, the NDE. Qualitative pictorial data revealed themes suggesting that both NDErs and non-NDErs had integrated positive aftereffects. The process described herein may benefit spiritual guides and directors, expressive art therapists, and therapists working with individuals who have had an NDE or other spiritually transformative experience. I also discuss methodological benefits of using artistic inquiry.
Fear of Negative Evaluation: Differences amongst librarians
Article on the fear of negative evaluation and differences amongst librarians.
Feeling Animal: Pet-Making and Mastery in the Slave's Friend
Article on an American Anti-Slavery Society periodical, the 'Slave's Friend,' which ran from 1836 to 1839. The author describes the abolitionist sentiment and the animal metaphor.
Findings from the MetaScholar Projects: AmericanSouth and MetaArchive
Article summarizing major findings of the MetaArchive and AmericanSouth projects, two of the seven projects of the 2001 Mellon Metadata Harvesting Initiative.
Food for Fines: Helping Students and the Community
Article on a Food for Fines program at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. The Food for Fines drive offers a way for the library to help students take care of their library fines and help the local community as well.
Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries
Article discussing a study concerning administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians.
Four Ostensible Near-Death Experiences of Roman Times with Peculiar Features: Mistake Cases, Correction Cases, Xenoglossy, and Prediction
Abstract: In this paper, I present four apparent near-death experiences (NDEs) reported in Roman times. Despite their uncertain reliability, they contain features deserving attention. Three reports involve taking the wrong person to the realm of death by mistake ("mistake cases"), and even include the claim that the correct person had died after the NDEr revived ("correction cases"). Though common in Asia, such cases are absent in contemporary Western NDE reports. The fourth report contains an alleged correct future prediction and xenoglossy, the latter being a novum to NDE research. After introducing the four cases, I discuss their peculiar features and some related aspects of near-death states with a focus on their relevance for future NDE research.
Fueling Green Debate: Creating Student Reading Lists for Environmental Science Debates Using RefShare
Article on creating student reading lists for environmental science debates using RefShare.
Gender and authorship in The Indexer, 1958-2007
Article on gender and authorship in The Indexer from 1958 through 2007.
Geographic distribution of authors in The Indexer, 1988-2007
Article on the geographic distribution of authors in The Indexer from 1988 through 2007.
E-Government and Libraries Helpful Resources
Article on e-government services and how libraries can provide helpful online government resources.
Government Information for Parents and Teachers
Article on the expansion of access to government web sites to include Internet-based educational resources for children, teachers, and parents.
Guest Editorial: A Perspective on Contradictory Revelations of Near-Death Experiencers
Abstract: In this editorial, I express my views on how to understand and reconcile contradictory revelations among near-death experiences (NDErs). I address the issue of an NDEr proselytizing one's own unique interpretations in response to life's deepest questions.
Guest Editorial: NDE as a Threshold Experience
Abstract: My investigation has shown me that near-death experiences (NDEs) are not some kind of anomaly but, rather, are part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. The clue I believe most researchers have missed is stress -- specifically, the intensity that comes from that stress (known in shamanism as "high stress"). I believe the entire pattern of aftereffects and the degree to which people change can be traced to that factor. It's the intensity that shifts experiencers into what I call a "threshold experience" -- one that straddles the boundary between this world and other worlds, between brain and that which lies beyond what the brain can access, between reality and miracles, mind and spirit, life and death, heaven and hell, sanity and insanity. Once we humans understand this shift, we can begin to unravel how the transformation process works. At the threshold of who we think we are and what lies beyond body and brain is the core of ancient mysteries. We are transformed by the Oneness we find there.
Guest Editorial: Setting the Record Straight: Correcting Two Recent Cases of Materialist Misrepresentation of My Research and Conclusions
Abstract: In two recent publications, one by Dean Mobbs and Caroline Watt and the other by Kevin Nelson, I was surprised to find my and my colleagues' 2001 article in the Lancet misrepresented. In this Editorial, I attempt to correct those misrepresentations and to discuss them with regard to responsible scholarship in the ongoing debate in the professional literature about the relationship of mind and brain.
Guest Editorial: The Search for God and Afterlife in the Age of Science
Abstract: Near-death experiences (NDEs) and other transpersonal experiences -- those that transcend the usual personal experiential limits of space and/or time -- point to the existence and nature of God and ongoing personal consciousness following physical death. In this article, I review the history of these experiences prior to 1850 and of their study during three periods of scientific research between 1850 and the present. I conclude that (1) a large percentage of the population has experienced NDEs and other transpersonal experiences, (2) the overwhelming majority of these experiencers are mentally healthy, and (3) these experiences change people's lives for the better. I contend that although NDEs and other transpersonal experiences cannot prove the existence of a personal God and afterlife, they definitely point to them.