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Promoting Excellent Service: Establishing Core Competencies in Training Student Employees

Promoting Excellent Service: Establishing Core Competencies in Training Student Employees

Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh; Knox, Briana & Peebles, Emily
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the University of North Texas Libraries Access Services training plan for student employees.
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OA Resource Rubric

OA Resource Rubric

Date: July 19, 2016
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson
Description: This rubric represents a simple and effective way to determine if an Open Access resources is of appropriate quality for inclusion in a library catalog.
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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2016

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2016

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Date: Summer 2016
Creator: National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (U.S.)
Description: Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests. This edition of JARC sought to highlight international trends and in the current issue (Vol. 46, No.2), the following articles were included: -Employment of Latinos with Disabilities: The Impact on Academic/Work Self-Concept. (Alicia B. Becton, Jerome Fischer, Noel A. Ysasi, Abdoulaye Diallo, & Yuleinys Castillo) - Career and Technical Education, Work Study, & School Supervised Work: How Do They Impact Employments with Disabilities. (Alfred W. Daviso, Robert M Baer, Robert W. Flexer, & Richard Meindl) -VR Service Patterns and Employment Outcomes of Transition-Aged Youth. (Gina Oswald) - Using DSM-5 and ICF Tools to Understand Client Cultural and Environmental Perspectives (Raymond C. Ortega & William E. Garner) -Positive Psychology and Hope as Means to Recovery from Mental Illness. (Jinhee Park & Roy K. Chen).
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Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Date: June 17, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Description: This overview of the grant-funded project was given as a lightning-round presentation during the panel "Giving New Life to Old Books: The NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program" at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses.
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Sharing Session Handout on Tabletop Game Genre Terms

Sharing Session Handout on Tabletop Game Genre Terms

Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Yanowski, Kevin; Robson, Diane & Sassen, Catherine
Description: Handout for the American Library Association's Games and Gaming Round Table sharing session "A Winning Game Plan: Using Genre Terms to Enhance Discovery of Tabletop Games" demonstrating bibliographic and genre authority records for tabletop games.
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The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 3

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Date: June 2016
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Description: This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2014 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, run by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The event is hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The contest honors exemplary narrative work and encourages narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across the United States. First place winner: Dan Barry, “The Boys in the Bunkhouse,” published by The New York Times, exposed thirty years of physical and mental abuse of intellectually disabled men living in an Iowa group home. Second place: Christopher Goffard, “The Favor,” published by the Los Angeles Times, describes the plea bargain sentence of the son of a former California assembly speaker, after the son pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and whose prison sentence was later reduced by then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Third place: Stephanie McCrummen, “A Father’s Scars,” published by the Washington Post, about a Virginia state senator one year after he was stabbed multiple times by his mentally ill son before the son killed himself. Runners-up include Nathan Bomey, John Gallagher and Mark Stryker, “How Detroit was Reborn” (Detroit Free Press); Monica Hesse, “Love and Fire” (Washington Post); Sarah Schweitzer, “Chasing Bayla” ...
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Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Social Circumstance and Aesthetic Achievement: Contextual Studies in Richard Wright’s Native Son

Date: June 2016
Creator: Duban, James
Description: This collection of essays on Richard Wright’s Native Son developed from a research-oriented, upper- division University of North Texas Honors College course, spring 2015. It contains the following seven chapters: Chapter I: The Cognitive Dissonance of Bigger Thomas (by Rachel Martinez) Chapter II: The Equal of Them: Violence and Equality in Native Son and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (by Molly Riddell) Chapter III: Above the Sceptered Sway: Holy Justice, and the Trials of Bigger and Shylock (by Alberto Puras) Chapter IV: Through His Eyes: Critical Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (by Rachel Torres) Chapter V: Perceptual Misadventure: Becoming Rather than Enacting the Stereotype in Wright’s Native Son and Melville’s “Benito Cereno” (by Stormie Garza) Chapter VI: Psychologically Rather than Physically Dismembered: Reconsideration of Self-conception in Native Son and Moby-Dick (by Yacine Ndiaye) Chapter VII: Specious Dialectic in Wright’s Native Son (by Nicholas Grotowski). The student authors have exhibited burgeoning skills as historical contextualists, mindful of the author’s times, social circumstance, personal reading, narrative point of view, and aesthetic achievement, evidenced by six of these essays having been accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Studies Association of Texas.
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Rescuing Texas History at The Portal to Texas History

Rescuing Texas History at The Portal to Texas History

Date: May 26, 2016
Creator: McIntosh, Marcia & Mangum, Jake
Description: This presentation provides an overview of the Rescuing Texas History Program, in which University of North Texas Libraries partners with external organizations to preserve at-risk materials.
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Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network

Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network

Date: May 25, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas
Description: This presentation is part of the panel "Envisioning a Geospatial Data Portal and Curation Network" from the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries and contains a brief overview on the GIS data and services provided by the University of North Texas.
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Evaluation of Online-Only Journal Quality from Analysis of Email Solicitations

Evaluation of Online-Only Journal Quality from Analysis of Email Solicitations

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.
Description: This presentation contains an analysis of ~600 solicitation emails related to 317 scholarly journals received within a one-year period to assess the quality of publishing venues available.
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Fair Open Access: A Roadmap

Fair Open Access: A Roadmap

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Rooryck, Johan
Description: This presentation provides a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access using Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA) as an example.
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GIS Trends and Open Access

GIS Trends and Open Access

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas & Rodriguez, Allyson
Description: Presentation for the 2016 Open Access Symposium discussing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and data in relation to open access initiatives.
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Improving Openness of Scholarly Communication

Improving Openness of Scholarly Communication

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Nosek, Brian
Description: This presentation contains an overview of the Open Science Framework as a free, open scholarly commons.
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OA Monographs: The Cost of Creating Them Today To Make Them Open For Tomorrow

OA Monographs: The Cost of Creating Them Today To Make Them Open For Tomorrow

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Maron, Nancy
Description: This presentation contains findings from a 2015 Mellon-funded study to understand the costs of publishing monographs, and their next steps in building a tool to estimate publishing costs.
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Open Minds But Closed Access. Why Are There So Few Gold Open Access LIS Journals? And Why Are So Many Librarians Unwilling To Unlock Their Scholarship?

Open Minds But Closed Access. Why Are There So Few Gold Open Access LIS Journals? And Why Are So Many Librarians Unwilling To Unlock Their Scholarship?

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Baker, Sarah & Chaudhuri, Jayati
Description: This presentation contains an evaluation of the open access availability of library and information science literature.
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SHARE in Open Science and Open Access

SHARE in Open Science and Open Access

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Walters, Tyler
Description: This presentation contains an overview of SHARE, an open dataset repository to track research projects across the research lifecycle.
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Sustaining OA with Publishing Cooperatives

Sustaining OA with Publishing Cooperatives

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Stranack, Kevin
Description: This presentation reports on the MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study, which is investigating the viability of publishing cooperatives through an examination of pilot projects in Africa, Canada, and the United States.
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Why Science is Better with Communism? The Case of Sci-Hub

Why Science is Better with Communism? The Case of Sci-Hub

Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Elbakyan, Alexandra
Description: This presentation will discuss why intellectual property rights, in the form of copyright law, are contradictory to science as an enterprise, and will draw on the example of Sci-Hub.
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Live-Streaming OA at University of California Press: Lessons Learned, and How the Landscape Has Already Changed

Live-Streaming OA at University of California Press: Lessons Learned, and How the Landscape Has Already Changed

Date: May 19, 2016
Creator: Morgan, Dan
Description: This presentation discusses where scholarly publishing is headed, what is happening in open-access and library publishing, and how they can support alternatives to commercial publishing.
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Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library Survey [Dataset]

Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library Survey [Dataset]

Date: May 8, 2016
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer
Description: This dataset shows the results from a succession planning and mentoring survey conducted by UNT Libraries.
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Accelerated Corrosion Test with Operation Simulation of All-Aluminum Microchannel Heat Exchangers

Accelerated Corrosion Test with Operation Simulation of All-Aluminum Microchannel Heat Exchangers

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Date: May 2016
Creator: Vaughan, Haydn
Description: The HVAC&R industry is looking to transition from copper-aluminum heat exchangers to all-aluminum microchannel technology. The want for the transition stemmed from seeing the performance improvement of all-aluminum microchannel radiators in the automotive industry. Applications differ between the two industries; therefore, applying this technology for HVAC&R use must be validated. Research towards operating modes of an all-aluminum heat exchanger in a defined corrosive environment will provide the industry with a better understanding of heat exchanger design and heat exchanger material selection. The worth in this is preventing overdesign and producing more efficient heat exchangers. Furthermore, ASHRAE members and the corrosion community will find value in a defined corrosion system and corrosion test procedure. The information gained through past research has progressed assessment of material performance; however, the methods improperly simulate and expedite natural weathering. The most common method being used is the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) Sea Water Acetic Acid Test. The research discussed in this paper was focused on improving a standard corrosion system by implementing system modifications to simulate heat exchanger operation while performing a modified wet-dry cyclic test (e.g. ASTM G85 Annex 5). The goal is to produce results that are more representative of natural ...
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Accelerated Degree Program Faculty: Motivation to Teach

Accelerated Degree Program Faculty: Motivation to Teach

Date: May 2016
Creator: Grishkevich, Hanna Hults
Description: Adult educators are a growing part of American higher education. Because of their increasing prominence in adult education, it is essential to understand what roles these educators play and what motivates them to remain in the profession despite poor work prospects and conditions. Research to date, however, focuses primarily on the adult learner and not the adult educator. The purpose of this qualitative, multiple-case study was to explore the role and motivation for teaching of adult educators employed as adjunct faculty in an accelerated degree program at a small, liberal arts college in the northwest United States. Purposeful sampling was used to select the five participants for the study. All participants taught in the program for more than five years and were considered to be successful in their positions by peers, students, and administrators. The study employed a preliminary demographic survey to solicit initial background data on the instructors. Other data collection included in-depth, open-ended, face-to-face interviews, document analysis, and classroom observation. The results showed that all five participants identified the following roles and assumed them in the classroom: (a) facilitator, (b) listener, (c) specialist, (d) guide, (e) adviser, and (f) co-learner or colleague. Further results showed that all five ...
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Addressing Social Elements of Wildfire: Risk, Response, and Recovery in Highland Village, TX

Addressing Social Elements of Wildfire: Risk, Response, and Recovery in Highland Village, TX

Date: May 2016
Creator: MacKinnon, Jessica
Description: Representatives of the City of Highland Village expressed concern over the risk of wildfires for their community. Anthropology provides many tools for and examples of disaster assessment of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. These tools combined with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can provide a holistic, cultural ecological look at how such a disaster may take place in the city. The project's methods included a detailed survey of preparedness steps which was analyzed using SPSS and also imported into ArcGIS for spatial analysis, and semi-formal, in-depth interviews with residents of the community regarding preparedness, response, and recovery. Residents fell into a middle category of preparedness, with the majority of participants considering or implementing a few recommended preparedness steps. Interview participants expressed respect for and trust of the city and first-responders, as well as a willingness to volunteer their help during response and recovery stages. Finally the American Community Survey showed that resident socioeconomic vulnerability was considerably low, and no action needed to be taken to advocate for at-risk individuals. Overall, the City of Highland Village showed a high resiliency to disaster. A wildfire likely will not have a major impact on the community as a whole, though the city may reduce ...
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Adhesion and Surface Energy Profiles of Large-area Atomic Layers of Two-dimensional MoS2 on Rigid Substrates by Facile Methods

Adhesion and Surface Energy Profiles of Large-area Atomic Layers of Two-dimensional MoS2 on Rigid Substrates by Facile Methods

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Date: May 2016
Creator: Wu, Min
Description: Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) show great potential for the future electronics, optoelectronics and energy applications. But, the studies unveiling their interactions with the host substrates are sparse and limits their practical use for real device applications. We report the facile nano-scratch method to determine the adhesion energy of the wafer scale MoS2 atomic layers attached to the SiO2/Si and sapphire substrates. The practical adhesion energy of monolayer MoS2 on the SiO2/Si substrate is 7.78 J/m2. The practical adhesion energy was found to be an increasing function of the MoS2 thickness. Unlike SiO2/Si substrates, MoS2 films grown on the sapphire possess higher bonding energy, which is attributed to the defect-free growth and less number of grain boundaries, as well as less stress and strain stored at the interface owing to the similarity of Thermal Expansion Coefficient (TEC) between MoS2 films and sapphire substrate. Furthermore, we calculated the surface free energy of 2D MoS2 by the facile contact angle measurements and Neumann model fitting. A surface free energy ~85.3 mJ/m2 in few layers thick MoS2 manifests the hydrophilic nature of 2D MoS2. The high surface energy of MoS2 helps explain the good bonding strength at MoS2/substrate interface. This simple adhesion ...
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