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UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015: A Plan to Advance the Strategic Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This report discusses the five-year strategic plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to reach its goal of becoming a top tier research library by 2015. It includes an analysis of the status of the UNT Libraries in relation to the university campus strategic plan and to peer institutions. In addition, it provides an outline of the specific goals and targets adopted to reach top tier status, organized into five categories: Creative Partnerships, Innovative Services, Scholarly Outcomes Assessment, Quality Collections, and Well-Designed Spaces.
Date: October 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Brannon, Sian; Jackson, Scott; Parks, Sue et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Information services directory

Description: Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) and its amendments establishing the National policy for safely storing, transporting and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a geologic repository. This legislation created the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an integrated system for the safe and efficient disposal of high-level radioactive waste. The NWPA, as amended, directs DOE to study in detail the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as the only candidate site for the Nation`s geologic repository. In Nevada, the DOE/OCRWM Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Office (YMPO) manages scientific investigations to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for effectively isolating radioactive waste from the public and the environment. This Information Services Directory is intended to facilitate dissemination of information. The Directory is produced by the Education and Information Division of OCRWM`s Office of External Relations and will be updated periodically. This is the third such update since its issuance in August 1986. It is a reference document that lists the sources of program information available to States, Indian Tribes and the public.
Date: January 1, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Information Services Directory

Description: Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) and its amendments establishing the national policy for safely storing, transporting and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a geologic repository. This legislation created the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an integrated system for the safe and efficient disposal of high-level radioactive waste. The NWPA, as amended, directs DOE to study in detail the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as the only candidate site for the Nation`s geologic repository. This Information Services Directory is intended to facilitate dissemination of information. The Directory is produced by the Education and Information Division of OCRWM`s Office of External Relations and will be updated periodically. This is the third such update since its issuance in August 1986. It is a reference document that lists the sources of program information available to states, Indian tribes, and the public.
Date: March 1, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2015-2018: A Plan to Continue Advancing the Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This document summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the 2015 - 2018 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document lays out the primary directions that the UNT Libraries will undertake during four years. It builds on previous work and accomplishments, and serves as a transition guide for moving beyond the 2011-2015 strategic plan.
Date: 2015
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Brannon, Sian; Jackson, Scott; Parks, Sue et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relative Value and Importance of Perceived Benefits of Active Foundations of Public Community Colleges in the United States

Description: The problem of this study was the relative value and importance of perceived benefits of active foundations of public community colleges. The purposes were to identify a list of benefits; determine the importance of these benefits as perceived by presidents and foundation executive directors; assess the degree to which the level of importance of the benefits was affected by college or foundation demographics or foundation executive director characteristics; and to determine if presidents and foundation executive directors differ in their perceptions of the importance of the benefits. Survey instruments were mailed to presidents and foundation executive directors of colleges determined to have active foundations. Both instruments contained seven categories listing potential benefits to the community colleges of an active foundation. The foundation executive directors' instruments also requested college and foundation demographic data. Respondents were asked to rate the benefits according to their level of importance. Analysis of variance tests were performed to determine whether the categories of benefits were affected by any of the demographic data, when a level of significance emerged, a Scheffe' test was performed to determine the source of significance. Major findings were that the most important single benefit to the community colleges of active foundations is the provision of student scholarships. The "Public Relations/Political Influence" role of the active foundation is the most important category of benefits. The more fund-raising activities held and the greater the amount of contributions, the more positively community college administrators felt about the role of their active foundations in terms of external relations. Highly experienced foundation executive directors were more positive about the importance of the public relations role of their active foundations than were their inexperienced counterparts. The major conclusion of this study was that community colleges benefit from having active foundations, both monetarily and through the role of the ...
Date: August 1988
Creator: Henry, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Henderson)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Science for Society Workshop Summary Report

Description: Science for Society, a workshop held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on September 27, 20111, explored ways to move Laboratory science toward use. It sought actionable recommendations. Thus the workshop focused on: (1) current practices that promote and inhibit the translation of science into use, (2) principles that could lead to improving ORNL's translational knowledge and technology transfer efforts, and (3) specific recommendations for making these principles operational. This highly interactive workshop struck a positive chord with participants, a group of 26 ORNL staff members from diverse arenas of science and technology (S and T), technology transfer, and external laboratory relations, who represented all levels of science, technology, and management. Recognizing that the transformation of fundamental principles into operational practices often follows a jagged path, the workshop sought to identify key choices that could lead to a smoother journey along this path, as well as choices that created roadblocks and bottlenecks. The workshop emphasized a portion of this pathway, largely excluding the marketplace. Participants noted that research translation includes linkages between fundamental and applied research and development (R and D), and is not restricted to uptake by manufacturers, consumers, or end users. Three crosscutting ideas encapsulate workshop participants observations: (1) ORNL should take more action to usher the translation of its S and T products toward use, so as to make a positive national and global impact and to enhance its own competitiveness in the future; (2) ORNL (and external entities such as DOE and Congress) conveys inconsistent messages with regard to the importance of research translation and application, which (a) creates confusion, (b) poses disincentives to pursue research translation, (c) imposes barriers that inhibit cross-fertilization and collaboration, and (d) diminishes the effectiveness of both the science mission and the translation of that science for use; and (3) ...
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Wolfe, Amy K; Bjornstad, David J; Lenhardt, W Christopher; Shumpert, Barry L & Wang, Stephanie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical Safety Board: Recent Organizational Changes and Status of Operations

Description: A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's organizational changes, determining the status of the Board's: (1) organization; (2) operations; and (3) efforts to update and develop plans, policies, and procedures for accomplishing the Board's mission."
Date: March 2, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Two-phase flow in regionally saturated fractured rock near excavations

Description: Hydrologic characterization for potential nuclear waste repositories relies upon data obtained from testing in excavations. The Simulated Drift Experiment in the Stripa Mine in Sweden, a fractured granitic formation below the water table, investigated excavation effects on hydrologic response. Measured water inflow to the drift at atmospheric pressure was nine times less than the value predicted from the inflow to boreholes with pressure held at 2.7 bars. This flow reduction may be due to dissolved gas that comes out of solution at pressures below 2.7 bars, creating a two-phase regime. To investigate this possibility, theoretical studies of flow through fractures when the water is super-saturated with respect to dissolved gas are carried out, using a simple analytical solution followed by a numerical model which relaxes some of the simplifying assumptions. Laboratory experiments that simulate degassing in transparent fracture replicas are conducted to test the assumptions used in the theoretical studies.
Date: November 1, 1994
Creator: Geller, J.T.; Doughty, C. & Long, J.C.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The UNT Libraries Website Redesign 2011-2012: Project Plan

Description: This report documents the project plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' website redesign. This report discusses why the redesign is necessary the scope of the work to be excluded, stakeholders, project phases, deliverables, and major milestones, assumptions, constraints, and risks.
Date: November 3, 2011
Creator: Weng, Neena; Hicks, William & Thomale, Jason
Partner: UNT Libraries

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership between 27 sovereign member states. The report describes the formation of the EU, the three main institutions of the EU, and the EU's relationship with the United States.
Date: September 25, 2009
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership between 27 sovereign member states. The report describes the formation of the EU, the three main institutions of the EU, and the EU's relationship with the United States.
Date: May 18, 2009
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department