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In Pursuit of Image: How We Think About Photographs We Seek

In Pursuit of Image: How We Think About Photographs We Seek

Date: May 2012
Creator: Oyarce, Sara
Description: The user perspective of image search remains poorly understood. the purpose of this study is to identify and investigate the key issues relevant to a user’s interaction with images and the user’s approach to image search. a deeper understanding of these issues will serve to inform the design of image retrieval systems and in turn better serve the user. Previous research explores areas of information seeking behavior, representation in information science, query formulation, and image retrieval. the theoretical framework for this study includes an articulation of image search scenarios as adapted from Yoon and O’Connor’s taxonomy of image query types, Copeland’s Engineering Design Approach for rigorous qualitative research, and Anderson’s Functional Ontology Construction Model for building robust models of human behavior. a series of semi-structured interviews were conducted with expert-level image users. Interviewees discussed their motivations for image search, types of image searches they pursue, and varied approaches to image search, as well as how they decide that an information need has been met and which factors influence their experience of search. a content analysis revealed themes repeated across responses, including a collection of 23 emergent concepts and 6 emergent categories. a functional analysis revealed further insight into these themes. ...
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In Search of Charles B. Ward [Presentation]

In Search of Charles B. Ward [Presentation]

Date: September 18, 2014
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
Description: Presentation for the 2014 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. This presentation discusses Charles B. Ward (1864-1917) and includes a biography and further implications for biography and musical reception history through resources originally created with different purposes in mind.
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In Search of Charles B. Ward [Presentation Notes]

In Search of Charles B. Ward [Presentation Notes]

Date: September 18, 2014
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
Description: Notes accompanying a presentation for the 2014 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. The notes and presentation discuss Charles B. Ward (1864-1917) and include a biography and further implications for biography and musical reception history through resources originally created with different purposes in mind.
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In-store Event Needs and Technology Use Among Half Price Books Customers

In-store Event Needs and Technology Use Among Half Price Books Customers

Date: December 2013
Creator: Wilson, Steven K.
Description: Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Inc. (HPB), fills a unique niche by selling a variety of new, used and rare merchandise primarily in their chain of 116 stores in sixteen states and online. The company has noticed increased mobile device use among customers in their stores while sales have declined in recent years. To remain viable HPB is attempting to adapt to market forces in a timely manner while remaining continually interested in growth and innovation. A major part of adapting, growing, and innovating is the adoption and astute utilization of technology in-store and a more complete understanding of their customers’ activities and preferences. The goal is to make Half Price Books a more technologically savvy destination for shopping, community events, and entertainment. One purpose of this study is to give the company a better idea of how customers use technology in searching for merchandise including information searches generated in-store from mobile devices and how customers use the internet to find merchandise prior to and following their experiences in HPB’s stores. Another important purpose is to also determine what kinds of events such as book signings, poetry readings and other special events customers would like to see at Half Price ...
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In Vitro Cortical Networks for Disease Modeling and Drug Evaluation

In Vitro Cortical Networks for Disease Modeling and Drug Evaluation

Date: December 2013
Creator: Wu, Calvin
Description: In translational research, disease models in preclinical studies are used as media for discovery of drugs or novel therapeutics. Development of in vitro models for various neurological diseases that enable efficient pharmacological or toxicological screening has been ongoing but challenging. Recognizing the potential benefit of in vitro disease models, dysfunctions in the cortical neuronal networks were induced to mimic the functional pathology of neurological symptoms using microelectrode arrays. Two different disease states – tinnitusand excitotoxicity – were investigated and discussed. In this model, pentylenetetrazol-induced increase in spontaneous firing rate and synchrony in the auditory cortical networks was used as correlate of tinnitus. Potential tinnitus treatment drugs from several different classes – including the novel class of potassium channel openers – were screened and quantified. The potentialtherapeutic values of these drugs were also discussed as the basis for drug repurposing. Functional excitotoxicity was induced by cisplatin (a cancer drug that causes neurological sideeffects) and glutamate (the major excitatory neurotransmitter). As proof-of-principle that the model may contribute to expediting the development of therapeutics, cisplatin excitotoxicity wasprevented by the antioxidant D-methionine, while glutamate excitotoxicity was prevented by ceftriaxone (a modulator of a glutamate reuptake transporter). In the latter part of the study, with ...
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In With The New: Adapting To Change Using ILLiad

In With The New: Adapting To Change Using ILLiad

Date: March 20, 2013
Creator: Johnston, Pamela
Description: This presentation discusses adapting to change using ILLiad.
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Inadvertent RDA: New Catalogers' Errors in AACR2

Inadvertent RDA: New Catalogers' Errors in AACR2

Date: August 17, 2012
Creator: Harden, Jean, 1948-
Description: This article discusses Resource Description and Access (RDA) and new catalogers' errors in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2).
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Incorporating Electrochemistry and X-ray Diffraction Experiments Into an Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Course

Incorporating Electrochemistry and X-ray Diffraction Experiments Into an Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Course

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Date: May 2012
Creator: Molina, Cathy
Description: Experiments were designed for an undergraduate instrumental analysis laboratory course, two in X-ray diffraction and two in electrochemistry. Those techniques were chosen due their underrepresentation in the Journal of Chemical Education. Paint samples (experiment 1) and pennies (experiment 2) were characterized using x-ray diffraction to teach students how to identify different metals and compounds in a sample. in the third experiment, copper from a penny was used to perform stripping analyses at different deposition times. As the deposition time increases, the current of the stripping peak also increases. the area under the stripping peak gives the number of coulombs passed, which allows students to calculate the mass of copper deposited on the electrode surface. the fourth experiment was on the effects of variable scan rates on a chemical system. This type of experiment gives valuable mechanistic information about the chemical system being studied.
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Incorporating Flow for a Comic [Book] Corrective of Rhetcon

Incorporating Flow for a Comic [Book] Corrective of Rhetcon

Date: May 2010
Creator: Castleberry, Garret
Description: In this essay, I examined the significance of graphic novels as polyvalent texts that hold the potential for creating an aesthetic sense of flow for readers and consumers. In building a justification for the rhetorical examination of comic book culture, I looked at Kenneth Burke's critique of art under capitalism in order to explore the dimensions between comic book creation, distribution, consumption, and reaction from fandom. I also examined Victor Turner's theoretical scope of flow, as an aesthetic related to ritual, communitas, and the liminoid. I analyzed the graphic novels Green Lantern: Rebirth and Y: The Last Man as case studies toward the rhetorical significance of retroactive continuity and the somatic potential of comic books to serve as equipment for living. These conclusions lay groundwork for multiple directions of future research.
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Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast

Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast

Date: April 26, 2012
Creator: Stanton, Kimberly
Description: This presentation was given for 'Increasing Faculty Usage of Streaming Video: A Webcast, sponsored by Alexander Street Press and Library Journal. In this presentation, the author discusses when and how video is used in instruction with examples and ideas for increasing faculties' usage of streaming videos.
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