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How We Pay for Publishing

Description: Article discussing how we pay for scholarly publishing. Since at least the late 1970s, when stresses in the market for scholarly literature began to show, there have been calls to redistribute how the production and dissemination of scholarly literature are paid for. The motivations are addressing the "free rider problem" of institutions without presses and, more recently, increasing overall access to the literature. In particular, the last few years have seen schemes such as SCOAP3 and Knowledge Unlatched and proposals from K | N Consultants and a joint task force of the Association of Research Libraries and the American Association of Universities. These plans to establish new business models are summarized.
Date: November 22, 2014
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Art book indexes reviewed

Description: Article discussing index characteristics considered important by reviewers of art books.
Date: September 2014
Creator: Sassen, Catherine

Interpreting MARC: Where's the Bibliographic Data?

Description: Article discussing the notion that viewing MARC from a modern technological perspective leads to interpretive problems such as a confusion of "bibliographic data" with "catalog records."
Date: September 21, 2010
Creator: Thomale, Jason

Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge in Agriculture: The Case for Africa

Description: Article on the diffusion of scientific knowledge on agriculture for Africa. Using an exploratory research method, this article sets out to investigate existing knowledge diffusion models and their limitations, available best practices, and the potential to infuse translational research as a way to augment extension service programs in SSA agricultural practices.
Date: 2014
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe

Introduction: International Information Issues and ASIS&T

Description: Article introducing a special section of the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) featuring interviews, discussions of ASIS&T chapters and SIGs roles, networking activities, and past and current organizational initiatives.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe

Near-Death Experiences, Deathbed Visions, and Past-Life Memories: A Convergence in Support of van Lommel's 'Consciousness Beyond Life'

Description: Abstract: This review supports cardiologist Pim van Lommel's continuity claim for human existence in his recently published book 'Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience' (2010). Van Lommel and colleagues (van Lommel, van Wees, Meyers, & Elfferich, 2001) studied NDEs among 344 Dutch hospital patients who had been resuscitated following cardiac arrest. From their and others' NDE research findings (e.g., accurate perceptions during the arrest period), van Lommel and colleagues concluded that mental activity can take place even in the absence of cerebral function. Extrapolating from this conclusion, van Lommel claimed in 'Consciousness Beyond Life' a fundamental continuity for individual human existence: that death and birth mark not final limits but instead the transition from one state of consciousness to another. In the course of making his continuity claim, van Lommel referred to other topics such as deathbed visions and past-life memories. In addition to reviewing NDE research, this article reviews research and illustrative responses pertaining to these related phenomena. A convergence of corroborative evidence is consistent with van Lommel's continuity claim.
Date: Winter 2010
Creator: Gibbs, John C.

Development of a portal to Texas history

Description: Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Date: February 17, 2005
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Reis, Nancy; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Dunlop, Doug

Obituary: Raymond G. Bayless

Description: Obituary for Raymond G. Bayless, noted field investigator in the area of survival of death, writer, and landscape painter.
Date: Summer 2004

Near-Death Studies and Modern Physics

Description: Article exposing some of the principal problem areas between near-death studies and modern physics, and suggesting a greater collaboration between the two fields. Specific illustrations are given where collaborative effort might be fruitful. The paper also suggests a broader perspective in performing the research, one that places greater emphasis on an otherworldly thrust in future research.
Date: Spring 2000
Creator: Lundahl, Craig R. & Gibson, Arvin S.

"Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features" Defended

Description: Article purporting that near-death experience (NDE) reports are sometimes open to multiple interpretations, that different kinds of NDEs should be distinguished according to their diverse physiological mechanisms, and that transformations following NDEs but not other hallucinatory experiences require special explanation if NDEs are hallucinations.
Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: Augustine, Keith

Near-Death Prophecies of Disaster and the New Age: Are They True?

Description: Article examining long-range data and finding trend reversals in 1987-88: increases in religiosity, service, and United Nations peacekeeping efforts, and decreases in chlorofluorocarbon production, nuclear warhead stockpiles, arms exports, and interest in economic well-being.
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Alschuler, Alfred S.

Near-Death Utopias: Now or Later?

Description: Article suggesting that researchers look first for indications of ideal social order in near-death narratives, and only later compare them with types of utopias.
Date: Winter 1991
Creator: Charmaz, Kathy