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Access to Film and Video Works: Surrogates for Moving Image Documents
This doctoral dissertation discusses access to film and video works. Physical and intellectual access to moving image documents is insufficient, often insignificant, at the level of the individual user. Existing access tools suffer from a lack of recognition of the differences between linguistic text communication and image communication. Browsing and relevance judgements are made difficult by the physical realities of film and video documents - one cannot flip through them - and by the habits of serial and passive viewing.
Collection-Level Subject Access in Aggregations of Digital Collections: Metadata Application and Use
This doctoral dissertation is about collection-level subject access in aggregations of digital collections. The author discusses metadata richness and user interaction.
Modelos de Simulación a Diferentes Escalas de la Dinámica del Bosque Tropical. Reserva Forestal Imataca. Sector Central.
Thesis submitted to the National Experimental University of Guayana as partial requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Science. This thesis discusses simulation models at different scales of tropical forest dynamics.
Music Criticism in the New York Times and the New York Tribune, 1851-1876
This doctoral dissertation discusses music criticism in the New York Times and the New York Tribune from 1851-1876.
Prototypes: Hand Masters Machine
I investigated several problems I have found concerning contemporary jewelry design. These problems are linked to the industrialization of jewelry making. The industrialization of jewelry making led to the preference of using less precious metal, of using Prong, Crown, and Channel stone-settings, and of using high polished mirror finish for surface treatment. My work addressed the prominence of metal in jewelry design and alternate forms and techniques of stone-setting and surface treatment.
Secure execution environments through reconfigurable lightweight cryptographic components
This doctoral dissertation discusses secure execution environments through reconfigurable lightweight cryptographic components. The author considers the four most important dimensions of software protection.
User Experience of Access Points: Eye-tracking, Metadata, and Usability Testing
This doctoral dissertation applies user experience and complex systems theory, combining eye-tracking data with verbal and observational data from user test instances, to study the effectiveness of metadata records that accompany digital primary source objects available on The Portal to Texas History.