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A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Oklahoma Educators and School Districts under the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act
This dissertation analyzed public court decisions in cases against Oklahoma school districts and their employees involving sovereign immunity claims filed under Oklahoma's Governmental Tort Claims Act. The questions addressed were: (1) How have the Oklahoma courts interpreted the Governmental Tort Claims Act, (Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 151 et seq.) in litigation against school districts and their employees? (2) What are the limits of immunity protection for Oklahoma school districts and their employees? (3) How has the statute of limitations in Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 156 and Okla. Stat. tit. 51 § 157 been applied to Oklahoma educators in tort litigation? This dissertation utilized legal research as the methodology to answer the research questions. Chapter II provides a review of existing literature regarding sovereign immunity in the United States. Chapter III is a comprehensive study of Oklahoma sovereign immunity cases filed against Oklahoma school districts and educators under the Governmental Tort Claims Act with regard to negligence, corporal punishment and the statute of limitations. Chapter IV discusses the findings of the analysis of cases in Oklahoma and the amount of protection afforded to Oklahoma school districts and educators. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28446/
The Legal Authority and Limitations of Teachers Contracts
The purpose of this study is to determine the nature and characteristics of the contractual relathionship between boards of education and public school teachers. The purpose is also to determine by analysis of a group of contract forms the nature of the stipulations found in the average contract. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29907/
Legal Principles and Practices in the Consolidation of School Districts in Texas
The writer in this study seeks to do two things: (1) to make clear the fundamental principles underlying the relation of the state and the local school officials to the school district in regard to school district consolidation, and (2) to reduce to a systematic organization the principles derived from cases which are applicable to this problem of consolidation of school districts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83658/
The Legal Status of Certain Public School Officials in Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the exact power that public school officials may exercise and yet remain within the limits of the law. Associated with this purpose is the effort to show that the legal status of their public school officials is not static. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75474/
Legal Status of Labor in Great Britain and the United States
An investigation of the legal status of labor in Great Britain and the United States. The basis of labor legislation is considered, and the development of labor legislation traced in both countries. A comparison of the legal status of labor at the present time in both countries is made. - Abstract digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31296/
The Legal System and Political Development in Communist China, 1949-1969
This study deals with the legal system of Communist China from 1949 to 1969 with three purposes: to discuss the role of law in Communist China's political development; to discuss the patterns of Communist China's political development as reflected in the patterns of her legal development; and to discuss some aspects of development theories on the basis of the findings of this study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164621/
A Lego Mindstorms Nxt Based Test Bench for Multiagent Exploratory Systems and Distributed Network Partitioning
Networks of communicating agents require distributed algorithms for a variety of tasks in the field of network analysis and control. For applications such as swarms of autonomous vehicles, ad hoc and wireless sensor networks, and such military and civilian applications as exploring and patrolling a robust autonomous system that uses a distributed algorithm for self-partitioning can be significantly helpful. A single team of autonomous vehicles in a field may need to self-dissemble into multiple teams, conducive to completing multiple control tasks. Moreover, because communicating agents are subject to changes, namely, addition or failure of an agent or link, a distributed or decentralized algorithm is favorable over having a central agent. A framework to help with the study of self-partitioning of such multi agent systems that have most basic mobility model not only saves our time in conception but also gives us a cost effective prototype without negotiating the physical realization of the proposed idea. In this thesis I present my work on the implementation of a flexible and distributed stochastic partitioning algorithm on the Lego® Mindstorms’ NXT on a graphical programming platform using National Instruments’ LabVIEW™ forming a team of communicating agents via NXT-Bee radio module. We single out mobility, communication and self-partition as the core elements of the work. The goal is to randomly explore a precinct for reference sites. Agents who have discovered the reference sites announce their target acquisition to form a network formed based upon the distance of each agent with the other wherein the self-partitioning begins to find an optimal partition. Further, to illustrate the work, an experimental test-bench of five Lego NXT robots is presented. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500196/
Lenin : Theorist and Politician
This thesis is a study of Lenin and his ideas and actions during the first five months that he was political leader of Russia. Its primary purpose is to discover the particular relationships between theory and expediency as roles in influencing Lenin's actions as head of state for that period, hoping that a basic understanding of the mind of Vladimir I. Lenin will evolve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130847/
Lessons from PPP2000: Living with Earth's Extremes-Report from the PPP2000 Working Group to the Office of Science and Technology Policy Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction
This book is a series of reports summarizing discussions and recommendations from a series of forums about strategies to deal with natural disaster. The focus is on changing human behavior and development in order to coexist with natural phenomena rather than trying to control natural phenomena. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25976/
Lessons Learned: Digitization of Cooke County Ledgers
This paper describes a grant project to digitize Cooke County, Texas ledgers. The project was funded in part by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and involves digitizing and hosting several rare and unique collections representative of the Civil War. The UNT Archives partnered with the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU), which managed all stages of the digitization. This paper describes and examines the process the DPU implemented to digitize the Cooke County ledger collection; in doing so, it provides insight into the problems one might encounter, as well as recommendations for institutions that may be considering similar digital projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83298/
Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library
Presentation on the implementation of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) within the University of North Texas (UNT) digital collections, including the results of an analysis performed in February 2013. It provides a summary of the kinds of date formats in the EDTF with examples from the digital collections, a description of methods used to implement and utilize the machine-readability of the format, and an overview of reasons that other institutions may want to consider switching to the EDTF. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc180968/
Lessons Learned in Implementing the Extended Date/Time Format in a Large Digital Library
Paper outlining research regarding date formatting in the UNT digital collections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174739/
The Lessons of Arnold Schoenberg in Teaching the Musikalische Gedanke
Arnold Schoenberg's teaching career spanned over fifty years and included experiences in Austria, Germany, and the United States. Schoenberg's teaching assistant, Leonard Stein, transcribed Schoenberg's class lectures at UCLA from 1936 to 1944. Most of these notes resulted in publications that provide pedagogical examples of combined elements from Schoenberg's European years of teaching with his years of teaching in America. There are also class notes from Schoenberg's later lectures that have gone unexamined. These notes contain substantial examples of Schoenberg's later theories with analyses of masterworks that have never been published. Both the class notes and the subsequent publications reveal Schoenberg's comprehensive approach to understanding the presentation of the Gedanke or musical idea. In his later classes especially, Schoenberg demonstrated a method of analyzing musical compositions using illustrations of elements of the Grundgestalt or "basic shape," which contains the technical aspects of the musical parts. Through an examination of his published and unpublished manuscripts, this study will demonstrate Schoenberg's commitment to a comprehensive approach to teaching. Schoenberg's heritage of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music theory is evident in his Harmonielehre and in his other European writings. The latter include Zusammenhang, Kontrapunkt, Instrumentation, Formenlehre (ZKIF), and Der musikalische Gedanke und die Logik, Technik, und Kunst seiner Darstellung (the Gedanke manuscripts), written over the course of several years from the 1920s to the early 1930s. After emigrating to the United States in 1933, Schoenberg immediately began teaching and writing in an attempt to arrive at a comprehensive approach to his pedagogy. The remainder of Schoenberg's textbook publications, with the exception of Models for Beginners in Composition, were left unfinished, were edited primarily by Leonard Stein and published after Schoenberg's death in 1951. Preliminary Exercises in Counterpoint, Fundamentals of Musical Composition, and Structural Functions of Harmony complete his ouevre of theory publications. An examination of the Stein notes offers contributing evidence to Schoenberg's lifelong pursuit to find a comprehensive approach for teaching an understanding of the musikalische Gedanke. With the addition of an analysis of the first movement of Mozart's G minor Symphony, K. 550, which Schoenberg used often to illustrate examples of basic concepts as liquidation, transition, neutralization in the minor key, the role of the subordinate theme, retransitions, codettas, melodic and harmonic overlapping, and motivic analysis, this study focuses on Schoenberg's comprehensive approach to both analyzing the musical work and teaching methods of composing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9855/
Lester Walton’s Champion: Black America’s Uneasy Relationship with Jack Johnson
In 1908 Jack Johnson became the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. His reign would be rife with controversy, leading to widespread racial violence and draconian government intervention. Lester Walton, theater critic for the New York Age, became obsessed with Johnson; his extensive writing on the boxer powerfully reveals not just Walton’s own struggle with issues of race in America, but sheds light on the difficulties the black community at large faced in trying to make sense of a figure who simultaneously represented hope for the positive change Reconstruction failed to produce and, ironically, also threatened to intensify the hardships of Jim Crow era oppression. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500142/
Let His Conscience be her Guide: Ethical Self-Fashionings of Woman in Early-Modern Drama
Female characters in early-modern drama, even when following the dictates of conscience, appear inextricably bound to patriarchal expectations. This paradoxical situation is explained by two elements that have affected the Renaissance playwright's depiction of woman as moral agent. First, the playwright's education would have included a traditional body of philosophical opinion regarding female intellectual and moral capacities that would have tried to explain rationally the necessity of woman's second-class status. However, by its nature, this body of information is filled with contradiction. Second, the playwright's education would have also included learning to use the rhetorical trope et utramque partem, that is arguing a position from all sides. Learning to use this trope would place the early-modern dramatist in the position of interrogating the contradictory notions of woman contained in the traditional sources. Six dramas covering over a sixty-year period from the mid-sixteenth to the early seventeenth centuries suggest that regardless of the type of work, comedy or tragedy, female characters are shown as adults seeking recognition as autonomous moral beings while living in a culture that works to maintain their dependent status. These works include an early comedy Ralph Roister Doister, a domestic tragedy A Woman Killed With Kindness, a closet drama The Tragedy of Mariam: The Fair Queen of Jewry, two romances, Cymbeline and The Winter's Tale, and a tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. What these plays suggest is that throughout early-modern drama, the female character is often depicted as resisting patriarchal demands that are inherently irrational, especially when these demands contradict ethical behavior that the culture ostensibly supports. The Renaissance playwright's depiction of woman as moral agent is encouraging in that even though the female character may not be successful within the parameters of the drama, nevertheless, the fact that her moral dilemma is described in ways that question the validity of patriarchal expectations indicates a certain level of dissatisfaction with the status quo. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4254/
"Let the End be Legitimate": An Analysis of Federal District Court Decision Making in Voting Rights Cases, 1965-1993.
Integrated process models that combine both legal and extralegal variables provide a more accurate specification of the judicial decision making process and capture the complexity of the factors that shape judicial behavior. Judicial decision making theories borrow heavily from U.S. Supreme Court research, however, such theories may not automatically be applicable to the lower federal bench. The author uses vote dilution cases originating in the federal district courts from the years 1965 to 1993 to examine what motivates the behavior of district and circuit court judges. The author uses an integrated process model to assess what factors are important to the adjudication process and if there are significant differences between federal district and appellate court judges in decision making. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279170/
Lettermark: Digital Frontiers
This color lettermark was created for Digital Frontiers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc110996/
Letters from Jack and Other Cadavers
My dissertation, Letters from Jack and Other Cadavers, developed out of my interest in using persona, narrative forms, and historical details collected through thorough research to transform personal experience and emotions in my poems. The central series of poems, "Letters from Jack," is written in the voice of Jack the Ripper and set up as a series of poems-as-letters to the police who chased him. The Ripper's sense of self and his motivations are troubled by his search for a muse as the poems become love poems, contrasting the brutality of the historical murders and the atmosphere of late 19th century London with a charismatic speaker not unlike those of Browning's Dramatic Monologues. The dissertation's preface further explores my desire for a level of personal removal while crafting poems in order to temper sentimentality. Drawing on Wallace Stevens's notion that "Sentimentality is failed emotion" and Tony Hoagland's assessment that fear of sentimentality can turn young poets away from narrative forms, I examine my own poems along with those of Scott Cairns, Tim Seibles, and Albert Goldbarth to derive conclusions on the benefits distance, persona, narrative, and detail to downplay excessive emotion and the intrusion of the personal. Poems from the manuscript have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Sybil's Garage, The North Texas Review, and The Sheridan Edwards Review. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28449/
Letters, Liberty, and the Democratic Age in the Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville
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When Alexis de Tocqueville observed the spread of modern democracy across France, England, and the United States, he saw that democracy would give rise to a new state of letters, and that this new state of letters would influence how democratic citizens and statesmen would understand the new political world. As he reflected on this new intellectual sphere, Tocqueville became concerned that democracy would foster changes in language and thought that would stifle concepts and ideas essential to the preservation of intellectual and political liberty. In an effort to direct, refine, and reshape political thought in democracy, Tocqueville undertook a critique of the democratic state of letters, assessing intellectual life and contributing his own ideas and concepts to help citizens and statesmen think more coherently about democratic politics. Here, I analyze Tocqueville's critique and offer an account of his effort to reshape democratic political thought. I show that through his analyses of the role of intellectuals in democratic regimes, the influence of modern science on democratic public life, the intellectual habits that democracy fosters, and the power of literary works for shaping democratic self-understanding, Tocqueville succeeds in reshaping democratic language and thought in a manner that contributes to the preservation of intellectual and political liberty within the modern democratic world. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12120/
Letters to the Editor
Six letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "Some Basic Problems with the Term 'Near-Death Experience,'" "Response to 'Some Basic Problems with the Term 'Near-Death Experience,'" "On Demographic Research into Near-Death Experiences," "Why do Near-Death Experiences seem so Real?" "Almost Brainless -- Yet Lucid and Intelligent: Implications for Understanding NDEs and Consciousness," and "Near-Death Experiences and EEG Surges at End of Life." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461714/
Letters to the Editor
Three letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topics: "Response to 'Review of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences,'" "Response to 'Did Emanuel Swedenborg have Near-Death Experiences,'" and "U.S. Release of Farther Shores." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461728/
Letters to the Editor
Two letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topics: "Was Jesus Christ's decent into hell a near-death experience?" and "Population-based Prevalence Studies of NDEs." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461742/
Letters to the Editor
A letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic: "Response to 'Is it Rational to Extrapolate from the Presence of Consciousness during a Flat EEG to Survival of Consciousness After Death?'" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461754/
Letters to the Editor
A letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic: "Is it Rational to Extrapolate from the Presence of Consciousness During a Flat EEG to Survival of Consciousness After Death?" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461716/
Level Curves of the Angle Function of a Positive Definite Symmetric Matrix
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Given a real N by N matrix A, write p(A) for the maximum angle by which A rotates any unit vector. Suppose that A and B are positive definite symmetric (PDS) N by N matrices. Then their Jordan product {A, B} := AB + BA is also symmetric, but not necessarily positive definite. If p(A) + p(B) is obtuse, then there exists a special orthogonal matrix S such that {A, SBS^(-1)} is indefinite. Of course, if A and B commute, then {A, B} is positive definite. Our work grows from the following question: if A and B are commuting positive definite symmetric matrices such that p(A) + p(B) is obtuse, what is the minimal p(S) such that {A, SBS^(-1)} indefinite? In this dissertation we will describe the level curves of the angle function mapping a unit vector x to the angle between x and Ax for a 3 by 3 PDS matrix A, and discuss their interaction with those of a second such matrix. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28376/
Level of Manifest Anxiety as a Predictor of Attitude Change Through Group Vocational Counseling
This study was conducted to compare changes in self-concept and dogmatism among high school subjects at three levels of manifest anxiety following group vocational counseling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277628/
Levels of Psychological Health Related to the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Test
The purpose of the present study is to develop an operationally defined standard of psychological health which will be proposed as: 1) one of the goals of psychotherapy; 2) a device for aiding in the evaluation of psychotherapy, and 3) a tool for screening those individuals in the general population who are in need of counseling in order to maintain their mental health. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130504/
Levels of Questioning Used by Student Teachers and its Effect on Pupil Achievement and Critical Thinking Ability
The purposes of this study were: 1. To determine the effect of levels of questioning used on secondary public school students in social studies, as measured by (a) their achievement scores, and (b) their critical thinking ability; 2. To determine the effect of feedback to student teachers on their patterns of asking convergent and divergent questions, as measured by coding frequencies of each type on an Observation Schedule and Record form? 3. To draw conclusions from the findings--and develop implications concerning levels of questioning used by teachers and the use of feedback from college supervisors to student teachers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164567/
Levels of resourcefulness and motivation as they relate to sales force success: An examination of correlates using the hope theory.
This study sought to determine whether a relationship existed between individual salesperson's levels of goal-directed cognition and motivation and their professional success as determined by the percentage of sales goals achieved. Salespersons represented two companies with national sales forces: one from the financial services industry and one from the apparel manufacturing industry. Both groups of salespeople were responsible for complex selling tasks. The skill sets for these professionals included high levels of communication skills, extensive product knowledge, and competitive market knowledge. Survey research, both paper and pencil and online, was conducted using the Hope Scale developed by C. R. Snyder and associates (1991). Hope is defined as a two-dimensional construct of goal-directed thinking: resourcefulness, thoughtful planning to overcome obstacles to goals, and motivation, cognition to sustain momentum toward goal achievement. Theoretically, upon assessing salespersons' Hope scores, organizations would be better prepared to assist those with low Hope Scale Scores (HSS) in one of the two areas. Those with low resourcefulness scores could be trained in cognitive techniques to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Those with low motivational scores would be identified for further analysis, from a developmental perspective, to better determine what personally initiates and sustains motivation to attain their goals (Snyder, 1991). This study affirmed two of three parts of the hope theory with regard to salespeople. High Hope scores showed significant correlations with high goal achievement, as did one of the subset scores, motivation. The resourcefulness subset score did not correlate significantly with high goal achievement, and also produced low reliability scores. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3323/
Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Support a Modern Research Library
Presentation for the University of Oklahoma series "Beyond our Walls: A Conversation with Mark Phillips." This presentation discusses the digital library activities at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the use of the existing digital library infrastructure to build research collections that support a growing research institution. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc287999/
Leveraging the Landscape
Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field. Forestry’s recent advancements are the product of decades of ongoing collaboration among market and environmental experts seeking to strike an ideal balance between forestry projects’ market risks and shared benefits. Market dynamics in 2011 demonstrated that these efforts have never been more pivotal, or complex, as forest carbon projects mature – and find themselves positioned squarely in the midst of some of today’s most challenging policy debates. This year, a record number of forest project developers and secondary market suppliers from around the world shared data about their projects and transactions. This third annual State of the Forest Carbon Markets tracks, reports, and analyzes trends in these responses. This information is primarily based on data collected from respondents to Ecosystem Marketplace’s 2011 forest carbon project developer’s survey, combined with data from the 2012 State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report. The data and analysis that follow cover forest carbon activity in compliance carbon markets – including the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS), the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme (NSW GGAS) and British Columbia’s (BC) Carbon Neutral Government directive – as well as voluntary carbon markets including voluntary Over-the-Counter (OTC) market and country-specific voluntary programs worldwide. In total, we captured responses from 140 project developers or project proponents in the primary forest carbon market and 35 suppliers in the secondary market. Respondents represented 215 individual forest carbon projects, half of which transacted credits in 2011 – totaling 451 projects analyzed in all survey years. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc226738/
Leveraging the Results of NDNP: the Texas Digital Newspaper Program
This presentation discusses how the University of North Texas Libraries and The Portal to Texas History leveraged the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and created the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28360/
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/
The Lexicographer's Daughter: A Memoir
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This creative nonfiction dissertation is a memoir of the author's search for the somewhat mysterious hidden past of her father, the lexicographer Charles J. Lovell, who died in 1960, when the author was nine. Her father's early death left the author with many unanswered questions about his past and his family and so she undertakes a search to answer, if possible, some of those questions. Her search takes her to Portland, Maine; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Pasadena, California, where she tries to discover the facts and uncover the forces that shaped her father's life. Along the way, she realizes how profoundly his death affected and shaped her own life, contributing to the theme of loss that pervades the memoir. In addition, she begins to realize how much her mother, Dixie Hefley Lovell, whose significance she previously overlooked, shaped her life. Ultimately, she comes to understand and accept that some of her questions are unanswerable. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68004/
Lexicon of Jazz Invective: Hurling Insults Across a Century with Big Data [presentation]
Presentation for the Texas Music Library Association Fall 2014 Meeting. This presentation discusses the lexicon of jazz invective and hurling insults across a century with big data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc406370/
Lexicon of Jazz Invective: Hurling Insults Across a Century with Big Data [presentation notes]
Notes accompanying a presentation for the Texas Music Library Association Fall 2014 Meeting. These notes and the presentation discuss the lexicon of jazz invective and hurling insults across a century with big data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc406365/
Liability of Texas Municipalities Under Torts For Construction, Maintenance and Repair of Streets and Sidewalks
The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the liability of municipal corporations in Texas for the construction, repair, and maintenance of their streets and sidewalks, and for injuries sustained by the traveling public through defects in same. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75443/
Liberality toward the Negro as Related to Classification and School of Study
The purpose of the present study is to measure the amount of liberality of college students, freshman through graduate, in the schools of psychology and business administration at North Texas State University, toward the Negro. This purpose was accomplished through the use of a variation of the semantic differential which was developed by C. E. Osgood to measure the meaning of various concepts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131052/
Libertines Real and Fictional in Rochester, Shadwell, Wycherley, and Boswell
Libertines Real and Fictional in Rochester, Shadwell, Wycherley, and Boswell examines the Restoration and eighteenth-century libertine figure as it appears in John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester's Satyr against Mankind, "The Maim'd Debauchee," and "Upon His Drinking a Bowl," Thomas Shadwell's The Libertine, William Wycherley's The Country Wife, and James Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763. I argue that the limitations and self-contradictions of standard definitions of libertinism and the ways in which libertine protagonists and libertinism in general function as critiques of libertinism. Moreover, libertine protagonists and poetic personae reinterpret libertinism to accommodate their personal agendas and in doing so, satirize the idea of libertinism itself and identify the problematization of "libertinism" as a category of gender and social identity. That is, these libertines misinterpret-often deliberately-Hobbes to justify their opposition and refusal to obey social institutions-e.g., eventually marrying and engaging in a monogamous relationship with one's wife-as well as their endorsement of obedience to nature or sense, which can include embracing a libertine lifestyle in which one engages in sexual encounters with multiple partners, refuses marriage, and questions the existence of God or at least distrusts any sort of organized religion. Since any attempts to define the word "libertinism"-or at least any attempts to provide a standard definition of the word-are tenuous at best, it is equally tenuous to suggest that any libertines conform to conventional or standard libertinism. In fact, the literary and "real life" libertines in this study not only fail to conform to such definitions of libertinism, but also reinterpret libertinism. While all these libertines do possess similar characteristics-namely affluence, insatiable sexual appetites, and a rebellion against institutional authorities (the Church, reason, government, family, and marriage)-they often misinterpret libertinism, reason, and Hobbesian philosophy. Furthermore, they all choose different, unique ways to oppose patriarchal, social authorities. These aberrant ways of rebelling against social institutions and their redefinitions of libertinism, I argue, make them self-satirists and self-conscious critics of libertinism as a concept. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6051/
LibQUAL+ Lite at UNT
This poster discusses the LibQUAL+ Lite survey. It summarizes results and implications relating to survey participation and survey results given at the University of North Texas (UNT). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38879/
Librarians and Technology: Things to Consider
Article on librarians and technology and things to consider. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc333044/
Librarians' Attitudes Toward Computers, Desktop Publishing Systems and Expert Systems
In the discipline of librarianship there is very little existing research from which conclusions regarding attitudes toward computers and related technology can be drawn. Furthermore, there is no significant data available which indicates that attitudes differ between various groups or types of librarians. It is reasonable to assume that librarians' attitudes toward computers vary. This study examines a group of academic librarians and a group of public librarians and tests for significant differences in their respective attitudes toward computers, desktop publishing systems and expert systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277903/
Libraries, Museums, and Digital Humanities
Video recording of a presentation session at the 2014 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. In this session, presenters discuss libraries, museums, and digital humanities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461738/
Library and Information Science End of Program Exam Survival Tips
Presentation for a University of North Texas (UNT) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) 5900 course. This presentation discusses library and information science end of program exam survival tips and how to write three 2500 word essays in one week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330324/
Library Education via Distance Learning: Implications for the Profession
Presentation for the Texas Library Association (TLA) annual conference. The author discusses library education via distance learning and the implications for the profession. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc179677/
Library of Congress Catalogs: Newspapers in Microform, Foreign Countries, 1948-1983
Union list of foreign newspapers available in microform, published between 1948 and 1983. According to the Preface: "This publication cumulates the Foreign Countries sections of the 1948-1972 publication, the 1973-1977 quinquennial, the annual issues for the 1978-1982, and the reports received in 1983." Contents include: preface, introduction, symbols, abbreviation, geographical list, and title index. Index starts on page 361. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9463/
Library of Congress Catalogs: Newspapers in Microform, United States, 1948-1983, Volume 1 A-O
Union list of American newspapers available in microform, published between 1948 and 1983. According to the Preface: "This publication cumulates the United States' sections of the 1948-1972 publication, the 1973-1977 quinquennial, the annual issues for 1978-1982, and the reports received in 1983." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9465/
Library of Congress Catalogs: Newspapers in Microform, United States, 1948-1983, Volume 2 P-Z and Title Index
Union list of American newspapers available in microform, published between 1948 and 1983. According to the Preface in Volume 1: "This publication cumulates the United States' sections of the 1948-1972 publication, the 1973-1977 quinquennial, the annual issues for 1978-1982, and the reports received in 1983." Index starts on page 323. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9464/
Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), Vol. 1 No. 1: September-October 2012
Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library. The publication is also accessible free online at www.loc.gov/lcm/. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123528/
Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), Vol. 1 No. 2: November-December 2012
Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library. The second issue discusses a new exhibition highlighting the personal aspects of the Civil War in America, which also includes a celebration of books that shaped America, the facts behind the Maya calendar and 2012, and the first recipe for pumpkin pie.The publication is also accessible free online at www.loc.gov/lcm/. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc133017/