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Turning Students On To Your Library's Web Site: using web site usability techniques to improve student use of your library's site
This paper introduces the concept of web site usability, provides a brief introduction to the techniques, offers examples from two “real life” studies that show how the techniques of formal usability studies, focus groups, and card sorts can be used and offers tips and tricks for employing these techniques.
Yeah, I Found It!: Performing Web Site Usability Testing to Ensure that Off-Campus Students Can Find the Information They Need
This paper discusses the results of the formal usability studies and focus groups that involved other libraries' web pages to to first determine what users appreciated or disliked about the current site. This article was co-published in The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings.
Providing a Complete Menu: Using Competitive Usability in a Home Page Usability Study
This article presents results from the task-based testing and focus group portion of a usability study on the University of North Texas Libraries' website in addition to three other academic library web sites to examine the effects of multiple design elements and styles on the participants' results and to provide additional insight into user preferences.
Tips and Tricks for Usability Studies
This presentation from the 2003 Internet Librarian Conference shares some experiences from two “real-life” Web site usability studies, including tips and tricks for carrying out a Web usability study.
Web Site Usability Testing at the Libraries
This presentation from the 2003 Texas Library Association Conference discusses the purpose and procedures for conducting website usability testing.
Letter to the Editor
Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Review of The Near-Death Experience: A Reader."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Review of The Eternal Journey."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Craig Lundahl Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of near-death experiences and Christianity.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Religious Wars in the NDE Movement."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Allan Botkin Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "EMDR, ADCs, NDEs, and the Resolution of Loss."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of religion and NDEs.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of progress in the field of NDE research and spirituality.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences (TASTE)."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Beverly Brodksy Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Brian Miller."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Further Commentary on Pam Reynolds's NDE."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Further Commentary on 'Induced OBEs'."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Augustine Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Four Errors Commonly Made by Professional Debunkers."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Study of Perception in Autoscopic NDEs."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on an article by Keith Augustine about near-death experiences.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on an article by Keith Augustine on veridical perception experiments and near-death experiences.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on an article by Keith Augustine on veridical perception experiments and near-death experiences.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Peake Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Woerlee Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on an article entitled "Cardiac Arrest and Near-Death Experiences" by G. M. Woerlee.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Credit for Coining Terms."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Perplexing Questions about Novak's 'Binary Soul Doctrine'."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Schroeter-Kunhardt."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Harold Widdison Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Vincent Responds."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of near-death experiences as mystical or religious.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic of near-death experiences as mystical or religious.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Methodological Issues in Doing Research Involving the Near-Death Phenomenon."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Did NDEs Play a Seminal Role in the Formulation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity?"
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Forgiveness and the Near-Death Experience."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Marian Visionaries of Medjugorje."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Review of On the Other Side of Life."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Krishnan."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Critics of Near-Death Experiences as Evidence for Survival: A Methodological Note."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Atwater."
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on an article by Keith Augustine on paranormal perception in near-death experiences.
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Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Seventeenth-Century Cases of Deathbed Apparitions of Birds."
Media Review: The Day I Died: The Mind, the Brain, and Near-Death Experiences
Review of a video titled "The Day I Died: The Mind, the Brain, and Near-Death Experiences," an educational BBC program produced by Kate Broome about near-death experiences.
Organizational History of The Portal to Texas History, 2009
This document is a brief organizational history for The Portal to Texas History for 2009. This document was used for grant submissions to state or federal funding agencies, or private foundations. This document reflects on strategic directions for the program, as well as the number of collaborative partners for the Portal, and the number of historic documents in the digital library.
Oklahoma Newspaper Digitization Project: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. The Award funded digitization of Oklahoma historical newspapers. For the grant, the Oklahoma Historical Society served as the lead institution and partnered with UNT as the technical partner. For this proposal, UNT’s sub-contract as technical partner was $236,024.
My Texas History Notebook: Interactive Lesson Plans for Fourth and Seventh Grade - Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by Humanities Texas to develop and present online lesson plans that incorporate the interactive notebook style of learning. This method of teaching combines three pivotal concepts in educational research: spiral curriculum theory, multiple intelligences, and cooperative interaction. This problem-based learning system incorporates preview assignments, multiple intelligences teaching strategies, graphically organized notes, and processing assignments that require students to demonstrate their knowledge. The documents explore the research and methodology behind this style of pedagogy, and the elements of an interactive notebook. A work plan details how the project would work with master teachers to develop this curriculum. The project was funded for $7,200.
Lone Star Ink: Exploring Texas through Historic Newspapers, 1880-1910: Grant Materials
These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. NEH designated this proposal a “We the People” grant, and it was provided by NEH as an example grant in the following year’s grant round. The award funded digitization of Texas historical newspapers. For the grant, UNT served as the lead institution with partners at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University. This proposal was funded for $397,552.