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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI)

Description: This report documents the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI) project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: December 20, 2021
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Condrey, Coby
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project

Description: This report documents the Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project purpose, activities, budget, outcomes and best practices, and program continuity.
Date: December 14, 2021
Creator: Parker, Jaimi; Judkins, Julie & Knighton, Maia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Public Health and Health Communications Collection Evaluation Report

Description: This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Public Health and Health Communications collection to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was determined that the collection was currently meeting patrons' needs, and some recommendations for future collection maintenance were included.
Date: December 10, 2021
Creator: Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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University of North Texas President's Annual Report, 2019

Description: Annual report for the University of North Texas (UNT) includes an overview of research, programs of study, and accomplishments of university departments as well as statistical breakdowns of enrollment, fiscal expenditures, and other operational information.
Date: December 2019
Creator: University of North Texas. Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Bahrain: Unrest, Security, and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses the political structure and human rights issues in Bahrain, including the 2011 uprising and its aftermath. Additionally, the report discusses Bahrain's relations with the United States and with the other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) alliance.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The European Union: Ongoing Challenges and Future Prospects

Description: This report provides a brief history of the European Union (EU) and the major challenges confronting the bloc. It also discusses the potential implications for the EU and for U.S.-EU relations.
Date: December 3, 2018
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CRS Products on North Korea

Description: This report provides a listing of CRS reports related to North Korea, organized by broad topical categories. It also includes contact information for CRS experts on various aspects of North Korea.
Date: December 28, 2017
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the General System of Preferences (GSP) which provides nonreciprocal, duty-free tariff treatment to certain products imported from designated beneficiary developing countries (BDCs).
Date: December 27, 2017
Creator: Jones, Vivian C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Qatar: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses Qatar's governmental structure and politics, economy, foreign policy and regional disputes with other Gulf countries, U.S.-Qatar relations and security collaboration, and human rights issues.
Date: December 27, 2017
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Defense Spending Under an Interim Continuing Resolution: In Brief

Description: This report provides a basic overview of interim continuing resolutions (CRs) and highlights some specific issues pertaining to operations of the Department of Defense (DOD) under a CR.
Date: December 26, 2017
Creator: Williams, Lynn M. & Roscoe, Jennifer M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Federal Tax System for the 2017 Tax Year

Description: This report describes the current federal tax structure and provides some statistics on the tax system as a whole, as of 2017.
Date: December 26, 2017
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F. & Marples, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief

Description: This report discusses relations between the U.S. and Israel and addresses recent developments such President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and various regional reactions to the announcement, local security concerns, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Israeli domestic political disputes an ongoing criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Date: December 22, 2017
Creator: Zanotti, Jim
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Policy Options to Increase Physician Training Education in Proper Opioid Prescribing

Description: This report discusses the recommendations of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis regarding mandating "medical education and prescriber education initiatives in proper opioid prescribing and risks of developing an SUD [Substance Use Disorder]." It provides an overview on various policy options to encourage further training for physicians and other prescription empowered providers while in school and training as well as on the job.
Date: December 22, 2017
Creator: Heisler, Elayne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Columbia-class program, a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy's current force of 14 Ohio-class SSBNs. The Navy has identified the Columbia-class program as the Navy's top priority program, and wants to procure the first Columbia-class boat in FY2021.
Date: December 21, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

Description: This report focuses on FY2018 appropriations and FY2019 advance appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It includes an overview of the VA, a description of the appropriations, other funding developments through the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), presidential budget requests, and congressional actions.
Date: December 20, 2017
Creator: Panangala, Sidath Viranga
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks

Description: This report discusses the net neutrality debate and the recent ruling by the FCC to repeal a rule which classified internet providers as telecommunication providers and thus required them to provide equal service to all. It also discusses Congressional activity in the 115th Congress regarding the issue.
Date: December 20, 2017
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The War in Yemen: A Compilation of Legislation in the 115th Congress

Description: This report provides a summary of all legislative proposals that the 115th Congress has considered to date regarding the conflict in Yemen. Proposed stand-alone legislation, resolutions, and amendments to wider bills [National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810; P.L. 115-91) and Defense appropriations (H.R. 3219/Division I, H.R. 3354)] reflect a range of congressional perspectives and priorities. This product will be updated during the second session of the 115th Congress to reflect new legislative proposals.
Date: December 20, 2017
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M. & Blanchard, Christopher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 2017 National Security Strategy: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) document released by the Trump Administration on December 18, 2017, and its major themes.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: McInnis, Kathleen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Basic Concepts and Technical Considerations in Educational Assessment: A Primer

Description: This report discusses assessments mandated by federal education policy and discusses the purpose of assessments, types of tests, technical considerations in assessment, and using assessment results appropriately. A glossary containing definitions of commonly used assessment and measurement terms is provided at the end of this report. The glossary provides additional technical information that may not be addressed within the text of the report.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: Skinner, Rebecca R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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