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University of North Texas Libraries 30-Second Survey

Description: This report documents the UNT Libraries 30-Second Survey project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant funded by the UNT Libraries. The final report briefly describes the UNT Libraries 30-Second Survey project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 28, 2020
Creator: Mount, Jonathan; Guintivano, Jeffrey & Rumohr, Garret
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Improving Library Services for Patrons of All Abilities: Final Report

Description: Improving Library Services for Patrons of All Abilities: Final Report summarizes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity. The project aimed to increase the awareness and mindfulness of the needs of patrons with disabilities and to improve services offered to accommodate those patrons. The project was funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant.
Date: September 30, 2019
Creator: Rowe, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Making Digital Collection Audio Visual Materials Accessible: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Making Digital Collections A/V Materials Accessible project which sought to learn about and initially address accessibility compliance issues, specifically related to A/V materials in the UNT digital collections. The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: September 30, 2019
Creator: Hicks, William
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Special Collections podcast

Description: This report documents the Special Collections podcast project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the project's activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: September 30, 2019
Creator: Judkins, Julie & Parker, Jaimi
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Make Your Space: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Make Your Space project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant for The Factory Makerspace. The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: September 27, 2019
Creator: Hunter, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Texas Society Flag Certificate Presentation Report

Description: Flag Certificate Presentation Report for the TXSSAR McKinney Chapter. Ann McCormick is named as the only recipient of the Flag Certificate for the 2019 year.
Date: September 19, 2019
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, McKinney Chapter 63
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Former Speakers of the House: Office Allowances, Franking Privileges, and Staff Assistance

Description: This report discusses the allowance former Speakers of the House of Representatives were provided upon their departure. This allowance began in 1970 and was repealed with the passage of the legislative branch appropriations act for FY2019, P.L. 115-244.
Date: September 28, 2018
Creator: Egar, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Global Trade Imbalances

Description: This report discusses the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) July 2018 report on global trade imbalances that identifies countries with "excessive" current account balances and exchange rates that are "misaligned." The current account is a broad measure of a country's global economic engagement and is comprised of trade in goods, services, and official flows.
Date: September 28, 2018
Creator: Jackson, James K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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South Sudan's Civil War: Nearly 400,000 Estimated Dead

Description: This report discusses the impact of the civil war in South Sudan, which has been ongoing since December 2013.
Date: September 28, 2018
Creator: Blanchard, Lauren Ploch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federalism-Based Limitations on Congressional Power: An Overview

Description: This report provides a broad overview of the various legal doctrines that inform the boundaries of Congress's authority vis-à-vis the states under the Constitution. It addresses several general principles, discusses "internal" limitations on Congress's exercise of powers, and concludes by outlining several "external" federalism-based limitations on Congress's powers, such as the anti-commandeering, anti-coercion, state sovereign immunity, and equal sovereignty doctrines.
Date: September 27, 2018
Creator: Nolan, Andrew; Freeman, Wilson C.; Lewis, Kevin M.; Hickey, Kevin J. & Sykes, Jay B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EPA Proposes the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan

Description: This report explores the legal basis for the proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule and discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) authority to consider various emission reduction options for existing power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Date: September 26, 2018
Creator: Tsang, Linda
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Government Contract Bid Protests: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments

Description: This report briefly analyzes the varying legal procedures applicable to bid protests under each forum. First, it provides an overview of bid protests generally and then analyzes the legal distinctions among these forums. Finally, the report discusses recent legislative developments affecting bid protest procedures and potential considerations for Congress.
Date: September 26, 2018
Creator: Carpenter, David H. & Schwartz, Moshe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iran Sanctions

Description: This report discusses U.S. sanctions against Iran and the 2016 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement which led to the lifting of sanctions based on nuclear proliferation in Iran. The bulk of the report outlines the various sanctions against Iran and their current implementation status, international efforts to bring about compliance, and their effects; it also addresses recent discussions regarding President's Trump announcement that the U.S. was decertifying the nuclear agreement and the possibility of reinstating certain sanctions.
Date: September 26, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Selected Legal Tools for Maintaining Government Contractor Accountability

Description: This report analyzes a selection of the legal tools a procuring agency may use to hold contractors accountable. It assesses contractual remedies that procuring agencies could utilize, discusses performance-related contract source selection criteria, and describes other legal tools--outside of contract law and the contract selection processes--that the government may employ to hold a contractor accountable.
Date: September 26, 2018
Creator: Carpenter, David H. & Ruane, Kathleen Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorization and Project Delivery Processes

Description: This report summarizes congressional authorization legislation for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) water resource development projects, the standard project delivery process, authorities for alternative water resource project delivery, and other USACE authorities.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Gold Medals: Background, Legislative Process, and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses Congressional gold medals which are awarded by Congress for distinguished contributions to the United States. It describes the history, selection process, award designs and production process, and issues for Congress.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EPA Proposes New Permitting Test for Power Plant Modifications

Description: This report discusses the EPA's proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. As part of the ACE Rule, EPA proposed a new test for determining whether New Source Review (NSR) would apply to a modification of an existing power plant.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Tsang, Linda
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Reserve: Legislation in the 115th Congress

Description: The Federal Reserve (Fed) is the subject of legislation being considered in the 115th Congress. This report analyzes Fed bills that have seen committee or floor action and the policy debate surrounding them. The bills contain wide-ranging changes that can be grouped into five broad categories: Fed governance, oversight and disclosure, monetary policy rules (the Taylor Rule), the Fed's emergency lending powers, and the Fed's balance sheet.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iran's Foreign and Defense Policies

Description: This report discusses Iran's foreign and defense policy and the reasoning behind it, as well as U.S. concerns regarding their power and nuclear weapon capability.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Description: This report provides background on the Islamic State organization, discusses its goals, operations, and affiliates, reviews U.S. legislative and policy debates, and reviews relevant legislation from the 114th and 115th Congresses.
Date: September 25, 2018
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M. & Humud, Carla E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Policy: In Brief

Description: This report discusses the current issues in Burma (Myanmar) in regards to political prisoners and the resulting U.S. sanctions against the nation.
Date: September 24, 2018
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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