Toward an Ideal Library: A Synthesis of Wilson's Library and Information Policy and Gilbert's Performance Matrix

Toward an Ideal Library: A Synthesis of Wilson's Library and Information Policy and Gilbert's Performance Matrix

Date: August 2008
Creator: Koremura, Yuka
Description: Inquiry about ideal library was sought by interdisciplinary approach from human competence derived from performance engineering by Gilbert (1978), and the library information policy by Wilson (1977). With Wilson's insights into the field of library and information science (LIS), this work demonstrated the synthesis of Wilson and Gilbert: engineering as common ground. One of the central concerns in LIS, utilization of knowledge, is re-conceptualized as Gilbert's view of performance, which reflected at different vantage points. Four leisurely theorems are introduced for his view of performance engineering, which produce human competence. The performance matrix is the application tool that represents Gilbert's theorems of performance engineering. It is used to clarify vantage points about the library, and constructed a model of the performance engineering system of ideal library. Based upon the model, two applications were made. One is to apply the performance matrix to the existing academic library. Another is to apply the performance matrix for building a special collection. These two applications show that the performance matrix is capable to analyze existing performance system as well as designing and building a performance system.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Arnspiger Value-Oriented Rationale and General Education for Student Self-Understanding and Continuous Self-Development

The Arnspiger Value-Oriented Rationale and General Education for Student Self-Understanding and Continuous Self-Development

Date: August 1972
Creator: Preas, Mary Elizabeth Foster
Description: The problem of this study was to describe a conceptual design for general education with interdisciplinary qualities leading to student self-understanding and continuous self-development. This study emerged out of the need to gain some insight into the causes of decline and/or abandonment of general education programs during periods of social disorganization, and to determine whether a relationship.exists between mounting social problems and the more intense kinds of problems experienced by college-age youth during these periods.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Review] Changing Minds: The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth-Century France

[Review] Changing Minds: The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth-Century France

Date: February 2005
Creator: Kaplan, Marijn S.
Description: This book review discusses 'Changing Minds: The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth-Century France,' by John C. O'Neal, published in 2002.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Ten Principles for Biocultural Conservation at the Southern Tip of the Americas: The approach of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Ten Principles for Biocultural Conservation at the Southern Tip of the Americas: The approach of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Date: 2006
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Massardo, Francisca; Anderson, Christopher B.; Heidinger, Kurt & Silander, John August, 1945-
Description: This article discusses ten principles for biocultural conservation at the southern tip of the Americas. The article focuses on a case study at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Chile.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development [Poster]

Repurposing Existing Digital Resources and Smoothing Interdisciplinary Communication: Environmental Policy Collection Development [Poster]

Date: October 2012
Creator: Hall, Nathan; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This poster presents discussion on repurposing existing digital resources and smoothing interdisciplinary communication.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Interdisciplinary progress in food production, food security and environment research

Interdisciplinary progress in food production, food security and environment research

Date: 2011
Creator: Acevedo, Miguel F.
Description: Article discussing interdisciplinary progress in food production, food security and environment research.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering