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NAMED REGENTS 7 -1
Dr. Ana Cleveland was notified in May that she has ..
been named a UNT Regents Professor. The title is "
awarded to full professors who have performed
outstanding teaching, research, or both. Dr. Cleveland
was especially recognized for her commitment to
teaching and mentoring students and for her contributions Dr. Ana Cleveland
to curriculum development, particularly in the area of health informatics that has brought LIS
to a level of national and international prominence.*
This is an historic occasion in two respects. It is only the second Regents Professorship
Award to a faculty member in the history of LIS. The first was awarded to Dean Herman L.
Totten in 1991-92. Two thousand and eight also marks Dr. Cleveland's twentieth year as a
member of the LIS faculty.
*The U.S. News and World Report, in its annual guide to the best graduate schools, ranked
the LIS master ofscience in library and information science degree program in health librarianship
third in the nation and first in Texas.
TxCDK AND BRIT
-a Dr. William Moen, director of Texas
Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK)
and LIS director of research, has announced
that the Botanical Research Institute of
Texas (BRIT)* and TxCDK received a
$738,075 grant, with $181,240 in matching
1 funds from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services. TxCDK and BRIT will
conduct fundamental research with the goal
of identifying how human intelligence can
be combined with machine processes for
Dr. William Moen effective and efficient transformation of
textual museum specimen label information
into high-quality machine-processible parsed data. The two-year project will advance
understanding of the workflow and processes best able to increase access to and use of
digitized biological collection metadata within the stakeholder communities comprised of
biologists, natural history museum collections managers, biodiversity standards groups, and
the library and information science community. A key challenge faced by all natural history
collections is determining a transformation process that yields high-quality results in a cost-
and time-efficient manner. The results of this research will yield a new workflow model for
effective and efficient label data transformation, correction, and enhancement that can be
replicated, adapted, and transferred to herbaria and other natural history collections. This
project matches one of the UNT president's new initiatives to support and improve
Dr. Moen is also a part of an interdisciplinary team of UNT researchers who have
received a $393,688 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine how federal
science agencies try to make their research relevant to society. The team will study ways the
five science agencies use the process of peer review to ensure that the research they fund is
socially relevant. The researchers are calling their project Comparative Assessment Review, or
CAPR, pronounced "caper."
*BRIT, located in Fort Worth, is a global institute for the conservation and preservation of
botanical heritage through education, research, scientific publications, and collections.
Dr. Guillermo Oyarce
received the good news in
May that he had been
granted tenure and
promoted to the rank of
associate professor. His areas
of research interest include
information retrieval and I '
issues in user interaction Dr. Guillermo Oyarce
with technology, and knowledge management. His
course inventory includes information retrieval design,
Web content development and maintenance, Web
administration for information professionals,
microcomputer applications for information
management, and evaluation and experimentation in
information systems and processes.
Dr. Oyarce has recently published peer-reviewed
articles in the Journal of the American Society for
Information Science and Technology, Documentation
and Information Center[of the] Chinese Academy of
Science, and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Information Science; a book
chapter in Creating Collaborative Advantage Through
Knowledge & Innovation (World Scientific Publishing,
2006); and a Technical Report, Organization for the
Security and Cooperation in Europe Police-Related
Activities, POLIS, Vienna, Austria, 2005. He made
refereed presentations at the International Conference
of Knowledge Management, Vienna, Austria in 2007;
Knowledge Management Symposium, Tulsa, OK in
2007; Third International Conference on Knowledge
Management, University of Greenwich, London, in
2006; and at the American Society for Information
Science in 2004.
Dr. Oyarce holds three degrees from UNT, the
BS in Physics, the MS from the Department of
Technology and Cognition, and the Interdisciplinary
PhD. He held teaching positions at the University of
Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of
Oklahoma before returning to UNT as a member of
the LIS faculty in 2002.
Having spent many years in several parts of the
globe, Dr. Oyarce says he and his family have
"globalism" in their blood. His wife, a kindergarten
teacher, grew up in South America and later served in
the Peace Corps. After traveling a bit after they were
married, they returned to Peru, his native country,
where their two children were born. A trip to Texas to
visit his wife's family resulted in their remaining in
Fort Worth. His daughter, a trilingual doctoral student
who has just received the MS from LIS, is currently
living in Germany. His son, a senior majoring in
economics, is a bike racer, a guitar player, and a
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