Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Open Access and Scholarly Communication: The Current Landscape, Future Direction, and the Influence on Global Scholarship

Date: October 2011
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Description: Document proposal for a panel discussion at the Special Interest Group for International Information Issues (SIG/III), part of ASIS&T. There are five panelists listed with brief descriptions of their topics.
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User-Centered Design for Humanities Collections within a Digital Library

User-Centered Design for Humanities Collections within a Digital Library

Date: October 17, 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Murray, Kathleen R.
Description: This presentation discusses the infrastructure of the Digital Projects Unit at the University of North Texas (UNT) and the IOGENE project. There are illustrated examples and discussion about the challenges faced with the IOGENE user studies.
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Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Date: January 2008
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy; Xu, Hong & Moen, William E.
Description: Poster presented at the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses adding a user developed vocabulary in DSpace.
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Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History

Architecture of a Centralized Portal to Distributed Information: The Portal to Texas History

Date: 2004
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Description: This handout discusses the development of the architecture to build The Portal to Texas History through the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
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MARCdocs: The MARC 21 Bibliographic Format Database

MARCdocs: The MARC 21 Bibliographic Format Database

Date: October 28, 2004
Creator: Moen, William E. & Thomale, Jason
Description: Report on the MARC 21 bibliographic format database.
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Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Judkins, Julie
Description: Book chapter discussing a project by the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine (CHM) in partnership with the University of Michigan Library's MPublishing division, to create an open source digital collection of archival, primary, and interpretive materials related to the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic in the United States.
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The Adoption of Open Source Software in Uganda: a Pragmatist Approach to the Formation of a National Information Policy for a New Technology

The Adoption of Open Source Software in Uganda: a Pragmatist Approach to the Formation of a National Information Policy for a New Technology

Date: May 2014
Creator: Muwanguzi, Samuel
Description: This exploratory research examined an information policy formation process for the adoption of open source software (OSS) in Uganda. Grounded in a pragmatist tradition, this theoretical and empirical study pursued a qualitative research approach with a triangulation of theoretical concepts, data collection, and analysis techniques in an iterative and interactive process. The design provided a powerful context to develop and conduct field activities in Kampala with a purposeful sample of 22 participants, 20 in interviews and 5 in a focus group discussion. The research design enhanced consistency in the evidence from the data, increased robustness in the results, and confidence in the findings. The results highlighted a vibrant ICT sector in Uganda, underlined the multiple stakeholders and their competing interests in the policy, revealed a lack of consensus between the government and OSS promoters on the meaning of OSS, and illuminated the benefits in the OSS model over proprietary software. The stakeholders' conflicting perceptions appear to be too far apart to allow meaningful progress and are derailing the policy. Unless their conflicting perceptions are resolved, the OSS policy will continue stagnating. The study fills critical information gaps in Uganda’s policy formation processes, provides timely and relevant information to holistically understand ...
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