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Partnership for Building Institutional/National Capacity: Addis Ababa University and University of North Texas Initiatives
Presentation for the 2015 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development, Education, and Training. This presentation discusses partnerships for building institutional/national capacity and initiatives at Addis Ababa University and the University of North Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503238/
Serenity Now! Overcoming the Fear of Negative Evaluation
Poster presentation for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. This poster discusses overcoming the fear of negative evaluation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503237/
Hold It! Improving Access to Collections with an Online Holds Service
Article on improving access to collections with an online holds service at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503261/
Advocating to Grow Collections Mentoring to Grow Leaders
Presentation for the 2015 Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Government Documents Round Table Section (GODART) Breakfast Meeting. This presentation discusses advocating to grow collections and mentoring to grow leaders. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503225/
Transforming an Academic Library from a Traditional Service Model to a Community Partner
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses transforming an academic library from a traditional service model to a community partner. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503245/
Emerging Trends in Academic Research Libraries
Presentation for the 2015 Consortium of Ethiopia Academic and Research Libraries (CEARL) General Meeting Workshop. This presentation discusses emerging trends in academic and research libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503234/
How Are We Doing? Assessing the Relevance of Cataloging Services
Poster presentation for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference. This poster summarizes the results of a survey administered by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services Department from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The purpose of the research study was to assess how Public Service employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Service employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503230/
Open Access and the Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication
Presentation for Addis Ababa University on open access and the evolving landscape of scholarly communication. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503233/
Rethinking How We Pay for Scholarly Monographs
Paper presented as a keynote address for the 2015 Reinventing University Publishing Symposium. This paper discusses rethinking how we pay for scholarly monographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503239/
Copyright and Creative Commons (CC) Licenses
Presentation for the 2015 Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses copyright and creative commons (CC) licenses. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503235/
Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
Presentation for the 2015 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the results of a survey that was administered from October 27 through November 17, 2014. The survey assessed how Public Services employees rate the importance of Cataloging and Metadata Services activities, and how satisfied Public Services employees are with Cataloging and Metadata Services activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503241/
Enhancing UNT's Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Building Partnerships with Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions
Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses enhancing UNT's presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and building partnerships with Ethiopian higher education institutions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503259/
Digital Public Library of America: Bulk Metadata Download Feb 2015
Dataset containing metadata contributed to the Digital Public Library of America and normalized into their internal format. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502991/
UNT Libraries Edit Event Dataset 2014
Dataset containing metadata edit events for the UNT Libraries Digital Collections from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014. There are a total of 94,222 samples in the dataset from 193 different metadata editors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502990/
Climate Change Plans and Infrastructure in Asian Cities: a Survey of Plans and Priorities
The objectives of the survey of Asian cities are to determine:the status of climate change and other relevant plans for Asian cities and their focus on climate change adaptation versus mitigation, Where demand for climate change related infrastructure projects exists based on these plans, The role of development agencies and other development partners in prioritizing, planning and investing in urban infrastructure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501490/
Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia
.This Asian Development Bank (ADB) study examined the economic costs associated with the impacts of climate change and the cost and benefits of adaptation in Bangladesh,Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study aimed to (i) assess the biophysical impacts of climate change in the region, including individual country impacts, and (ii) estimate the total economic loss to the countries in the region by 2100, taking into account the different scenarios and impacts projected across vulnerable sectors, and then to estimate the magnitude of funding for adaptation measures required to avert such potential losses. Results of the study will aid development of future policies and programs for climate change adaptation in the region, including initiatives for regional cooperation and capacity building in climate change management. The study covered the following sectors: agriculture, terrestrial ecosystems, water, marine and coastal resources (except Bhutan and Nepal), health, and energy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501484/
Climate Change Mitigation and Green Growth in Developing Asia
Developing Asia is the driver of today’s emissions intensive global economy. As the principal source of future emissions, the region is critical to the task of global climate change mitigation. Reflecting this global reality and a range of related domestic issues, the governments of the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Viet Nam have embarked upon an ambitious policy agenda. This report reviews the present and future policy settings for climate change mitigation and green growth in Asia’s major emerging economies. Although recent targets and commitments will involve a fundamental change in emissions trajectories, the urgency and extent of necessary global action requires ambition to be raised even further in developing Asia. An additional transformation will be required for the trajectory of emissions and energy demand, as well as the future composition of the power generation mix. Achieving these transformations will not be easy. There are a substantial number of policy instruments available, yet significant obstacles stand in the way of their effective deployment. Governments face a number of policy challenges, including: energy sector reform, economic reform, strengthening institutional capacity, and securing international support. The principal conclusion of this analysis is that the task facing Asia’s policymakers is not simply one of setting targets and pursuing narrowly focused policies to reach them. Rather, a broad–scale approach involving all sections of the economy and government will be required to achieve the shift to a sustainable, low-emissions development trajectory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501467/
The Portal to Texas History, a DPLA Service Hub
Presentation at the University of Texas at Austin. This presentation discusses The Portal to Texas History as a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501446/
Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change -Summary for Policymakers
The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) assesses literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change. It builds upon the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) and previous reports and incorporates subsequent new findings and research. The report also assesses mitigation options at different levels of governance and in different economic sectors, and the societal implications of different mitigation policies, but does not recommend any particular option for mitigation digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501476/
Japan's Climate Change Policies
Japan in Global GHG emissions, International negotiations, Framework for achieving the Kyoto Target, Mid- and Long-term mitigation actions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501487/
Building an Online Academic Profile
Presentation for the Toulouse Graduate School spring workshop series. This presentation discusses building an online academic profile. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501436/
China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change 2011
.The Chinese government constantly sets great store by the issue of climate change and has included addressing climate change into its mid- and long-term planning for economic and social development as a major issue concerning its overall economic and social development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501477/
Scoping assessment of knowledge needs in climate change adaptation in China
The goal of this review is to identify ways to strengthen the links between scientific and technical knowledge with action on climate change adaptation. The study focuses on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and rural development, the two sectors thought to be most vulnerable. It draws on a literature review for context, but employs case study research as its main methodology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501469/
China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2013)
.Chinese government has been accelerating the development of major strategic research and planning and strengthening top-level design, and has taken a series of actions to address climate change,with positive results. China continues to play a positive and constructive role in international climate change negotiations and has pushed for positive outcomes and international dialogues and cooperation at the Doha Climate Change Conference, thereby making a significant contribution to addressing global climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501488/
Using Students in Cataloging
Presentation notes presented as part of a panel, "Utilizing Student Employees in the Cataloging Workflow," at the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) Annual Convention digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501438/
Investment and Growth from Climate Action A Briefing by CDP to Support the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package
CDP has created this briefing confident that it will provide a useful further contribution to these policy debates.The briefing is launched alongside its global report ‘The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014’. CDP’s Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) is an index highlighting companies that exhibit leadership through their actions to mitigate climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501462/
China and Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Engagement
The aim of this report is to provide strategic guidance to U.S. policymakers on engaging China on climate change. In the first section, I set the context by discussing China’s energy use, emissions, and future projections, including potential emissions reductions and trajectories under different policies. In section two, I review China’s recent policies to address climate change and energy conservation. I focus on the status of implementation of its energy-efficiency goals under its 11th Five Year Plan. I also anticipate future developments in Chinese energy and climate policy. Finally, in section three, I propose a strategy for U.S. engagement of China on climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501472/
The Status of Research Data Management in the United States
Presentation for the first Open Data Hackathon at UNT, organized as part of International Open Data Day. This presentation discusses the status of research data management in the United States and the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501454/
Web-Archiving: Collecting and Preserving Important Web-based National Resources
Presentation for the National Archives and Library of Ethiopia on web-archiving and collecting and preserving important web-based national resources. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501439/
CLIMATE CHANGE 2014 SYNTHESIS REPORT
This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This summary follows the structure of the longer report, which addresses the following topics: Observed changes and their causes; Future climate change, risks and impacts; Future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development; Adaptation and mitigation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501464/
.China’s Climate-Change Policy 1988-2011: From Zero to Hero?
.This report describes the evolution of China’s domestic climate-change policy over the period 1988-2011, using the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) to explore the policy change. Policy development has been gradual, with the most notable change occurring in 2007, when the National Climate Change Programme elevated climate change to a national policy issue.The ACF points to socioeconomic development and the Climate Change Advocacy Coalition’s policy-oriented learning as explanations for the development of climate-change policy in China. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501485/
I Learned All That I Know About Digital Preservation From Trading Concert Recordings
Presentation for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2015 Meeting. This presentation discusses digital preservation and learning from trading live concert recordings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501447/
Leveraging the UNT Digital Library Infrastructure to Support our Extended Communities
Presentation for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2015 Meeting. This presentation discusses leveraging the University of North Texas (UNT) Library infrastructure to support extended communities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501451/
Access to Geographical Information in Library Catalogs: a Case Study
Presentation for the Pioneer America Society Annual Conference. This presentation discusses a case study on access to geographical information in library catalogs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501456/
Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report
This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This summary follows the structure of the longer report, which addresses the following topics: Observed changes and their causes; Future climate change, risks and impacts; Future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development; Adaptation and mitigation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501489/
China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2012)
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the issue of climate change.It defines the objectives, tasks and policy orientation of China’s response to climate change over the next five years and identifies key tasks, including controlling greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, and strengthening international cooperation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501479/
The Hexagon, Volume 104, Number 4, Winter 2013
Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501459/
The Hexagon, Volume 105, Number 2, Summer 2014
Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501452/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501458/
The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan Library
Book chapter 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 chapter 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501437/
Enhancing Access to E-books
Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501455/
Philipp Jakob Rittler Sonata à 18
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Philipp Jakob Rittler (composer ca. 1637-1690) - Play streams in full ... Sonata a 18, for 6 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 violins, 3 violas, timpani and continuo ... digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501433/
Philipp Jakob Rittler Sonata à 17
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Philipp Jakob Rittler (composer ca. 1637-1690) - Play streams in full ... Sonata a 17, for 6 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 violins, 3 violas, timpani and continuo ... digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501435/
The Hexagon, Volume 105, Number 3, Fall 2014
Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501390/
Literature Review: Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library
Paper discussing a literature review on the assessment of cataloging services in an academic library. This paper is part of a Cataloging Survey Project at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501406/
Critical Discussion of Pleroma: A Digital Drama and Its Relevance to Tragic Form in Music
Pleroma is a digital drama: a work composed of digital animation combined with electroacoustic music, presenting an original dramatic narrative. Pleroma's dramatic elements evoke both the classical form of tragedy and the concept of perceptual paradox. A structural overview of the drama and its characters and a plot synopsis are given to provide context for the critical discussion. Analytical descriptions of Beethoven's Coriolan Overture Op.62 and Mahler's Symphony No. 9 are provided to give background on tragic form and Platonic allegory in music. An investigation into the elements discussed in the analysis of the instrumental works reveals several layers of possible interpretation in Pleroma. Dramatic elements allow for tragic narratives to be constructed, but they are complemented by character associations formed by pitch relationships, stylistic juxtapositions, and instrumentation. A copy of the dramatic text is included to supplement the multimedia production: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33228/ digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500424/
Geek As a Constructed Identity and a Crucial Component of Stem Persistence
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have long been the bastions of the white male elite. Recently, academia has begun to recognize gender and ethnic disparities. In an effort to expand the recruitment pool for these STEM fields in college, various efforts have been employed nationally at the secondary level. In California, the latest of these efforts is referred to as Linked Learning, a pedagogy that combines college preparation with career preparation. The current study is investigating the connection between what has been referred to in current scholarship as "Geeking Out" with higher academic performance. The phenomenon of “Geeking Out” includes a variety of non-school related activities that range from participating in robotics competitions to a simple game of Dungeons & Dragons. The current project investigates the relationship between long term success in STEM fields and current informal behaviors of secondary students. This particular circumstance where Linked Learning happens to combine with "Geeking Out" is successful due to the associated inclusionary environment. Methods included a yearlong ethnographic study of the Center for Advanced Research and Technology, a Central Valley school with a diverse student body. Through participant observation and interviews, the main goal of this research is to examine the circumstances that influence the effectiveness found in the environment of the Center for Advanced Research and Technology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500004/
Multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation Using Wikipedia
Ambiguity is inherent to human language. In particular, word sense ambiguity is prevalent in all natural languages, with a large number of the words in any given language carrying more than one meaning. Word sense disambiguation is the task of automatically assigning the most appropriate meaning to a polysemous word within a given context. Generally the problem of resolving ambiguity in literature has revolved around the famous quote “you shall know the meaning of the word by the company it keeps.” In this thesis, we investigate the role of context for resolving ambiguity through three different approaches. Instead of using a predefined monolingual sense inventory such as WordNet, we use a language-independent framework where the word senses and sense-tagged data are derived automatically from Wikipedia. Using Wikipedia as a source of sense-annotations provides the much needed solution for knowledge acquisition bottleneck. In order to evaluate the viability of Wikipedia based sense-annotations, we cast the task of disambiguating polysemous nouns as a monolingual classification task and experimented on lexical samples from four different languages (viz. English, German, Italian and Spanish). The experiments confirm that the Wikipedia based sense annotations are reliable and can be used to construct accurate monolingual sense classifiers. It is a long belief that exploiting multiple languages helps in building accurate word sense disambiguation systems. Subsequently, we developed two approaches that recast the task of disambiguating polysemous nouns as a multilingual classification task. The first approach for multilingual word sense disambiguation attempts to effectively use a machine translation system to leverage two relevant multilingual aspects of the semantics of text. First, the various senses of a target word may be translated into different words, which constitute unique, yet highly salient signal that effectively expand the target word’s feature space. Second, the translated context words themselves embed co-occurrence information that a translation engine gathers from very large parallel corpora. The second approach for multlingual word sense disambiguation attempts to reduce the reliance on the machine translation system during training by using the multilingual knowledge available in Wikipedia through its interlingual links. Finally, the experiments on a lexical sample from four different languages confirm that the multilingual systems perform better than the monolingual system and significantly improve the disambiguation accuracy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500036/
The Impact of Professional Development on Student Achievement As Measured by Math and Science Curriculum-based Assessments
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of teacher professional development on student achievement measured by scores on curriculum-based assessments, CBAs. The participants in the study included 260 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade math and science teachers. Teacher participation in professional development courses was collected for curriculum, instruction, differentiation, assessment, technology integration, and continuous improvement credit types. Achievement data for 8,454 students was used: 2,883 in 3rd grade, 2,752 in 4th grade, and 2,819 in 5th grade. The dependent variable of student achievement was dichotomized at the median: half of the student participants scored above the median and half of the students scored at and below the median. A series of logistic regression models were fit to the data that included examining all main effects and interaction terms among all variables to determine the best fitting model. The results of this study indicate that for 4th grade science, teacher professional development participation in curriculum, instruction, and differentiation credit strands increased the chances for students to score above the district median on CBAs. The larger number of professional development hours in a variety of credit strands had a negative impact on student achievement in 4th grade science. In 5th grade science, the students whose teacher spent more hours in professional learning for continuous improvement had an increased likelihood of scoring above the district median on CBAs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500022/
Sustainable Energy Solutions for Water Purification Applications: Municipal and Industrial Case Studies
In several areas around the world, clean water is a precious asset that at anytime, and mainly due to circumstances of weather and climate, can become scarce. Mainly in the dry and remote places, people suffer with lack of water. A solution for this suffering can be a water desalination system, which makes water potable and usable for industry. That solution inherently, brings the problem of power requirement, which is sometimes arduous to accomplish in such remote areas of difficult access and long distances to overcome to build the infrastructure required to operate an electric power plant. Texas and the USA also face this scenario for many regions, for which the government has been creating some programs and driving forward incentives, looking for solutions to support water desalination. Water desalination has future applications for municipalities water-consuming or for arid and remote regions, as well as for industries that rely on heavy water usage, such as natural gas drilling operations, for which millions of gallons are trucked overland to the site and also hauled away afterwards, when the waste water produced must be treated. This thesis created the concept of autonomy for water desalination plants replacing the actual power supply from fossil fuel to a renewable source from wind or sun, giving capacity to them to produce its own electricity to operate as an autonomous unit, as demonstrated in the business case done for the Brownsville water desalination facility. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500086/
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