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Automatic Train Control in Rail Rapid Transit

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the topic of of "the degree of automation which is technically feasible, economically justifiable, or otherwise appropriate for rail rapid transit" (p. viii).
Date: May 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China’s National Climate Change Programme

Description: Government of China hereby formulates China’s National Climate Change Programme, outlining objectives, basic principles, key areas of actions, as well as policies and measures to address climate change for the period up to 2010. Guided by the Scientific Approach of Development, China will sincerely carry out all the tasks in the CNCCP, strive to build a resource conservative and environmentally friendly society, enhance national capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and make further contribution to the protection of the global climate system.
Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: National Development and Reform Commission
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Narrative and Examination Objectives]

Description: Document providing background on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) including its history and provisions. The second part of the document outlines procedures for the review used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to ensure institutions' compliance with RESPA and related policies.
Date: August 2013
Creator: United States. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Presby, Abortion]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: October 3, 1986
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Abortion Rally]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Environmental Impact Assessment Act

Description: This law was passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to protect the natural environment from some of the negative effects of economic growth.
Date: January 8, 2003
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Partner: UNT Libraries

Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future: A guide to one of the world's best environmental policies

Description: This brochure explains Feed-In Tariff (FIT) laws. The big challenge for the renewable energy industry has been to make the cost of clean energy competitive with heavily-subsidized conventional energy. Householders or energy companies who want to install wind turbines or solar panels are faced with lengthy pay-back times and are forced to make a choice based on ethics rather than economics. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) has proven to be the most effective policy instrument in overcoming these barriers. This simple, low-cost mechanism has turned several European countries into world leaders in the renewables sector.
Date: May 2007
Creator: Rohde, Anja
Partner: UNT Libraries

Heading for 100 % renewable urban transport: Policy recommendations

Description: The brochure promotes urban transportation policy to increase the use of renewable energy to 100%. Seen globally, transport is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet fossil fuels are becoming scarce, will become increasingly expensive and will eventually stop being viable as transport fuels. Before this happens, climate change will have begun to have a serious impact on human lives. The authors believe that it is crucial to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy as soon as possible, especially in the transport sector. Making urban transport independent of fossil fuel is a great challenge, but the authors cite growing evidence that it can be achieved.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gust, Iris & Meusel, Titus
Partner: UNT Libraries

Fueling sustainable development: The energy productivity solution

Description: The booklet describes the mounting policy and business concerns surrounding the supply of energy and argues that the most cost-effective way to address these concerns is through improving energy productivity and adopting existing energy-efficient technologies that pay for themselves in future energy savings. The document supports the role of public policy in encouraging consumers and businesses to capture the benefits of higher energy productivity.
Date: October 2008
Creator: McKinsey Global Institute
Partner: UNT Libraries

Policies to Change the World: Energy Sufficiency - Eight Policies towards the Sustainable Use of Energy

Description: This booklet discusses how energy sufficiency is the best solution for reducing energy consumption and waste. It presents policies for reducing global energy consumption such as energy auditing, phasing out incandescent light bulbs, combined heat/cooling energy and power, carbon-negative cooking, smart metering, area road pricing, and other measures.
Date: 2009
Creator: Rohde, Anja & Bee, Hilmar
Partner: UNT Libraries

National Status of Data Management: The DataRes and CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on Data Management Policies and Practices

Description: Presentation discussing the DataRes and the CLIR/Sloan Research Projects on data management policies and practices. This presentation discusses these two collaborating projects researching emerging policies and practices in data management. These research projects are being undertaken by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the University of North Texas (UNT).
Date: November 1, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

DataRes Project Briefing

Description: Presentation for the 2012 CNI Annual Membership Meeting. This presentation provides an overview and update on the DataRes Project.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Moen, William E.; Keralis, Spencer D. C. & Stark, Shannon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Beyond Web-Based Scholarly Works Repositories: The Effect of Institutional Mandates on Faculty Attitudes Towards Institutional Repositories

Description: Poster presented at the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL). This poster discusses web-based scholarly works repositories and the effect of institutional mandates on faculty attitudes towards institutional repositories.
Date: April 28, 2014
Creator: Tmava, Ahmet Meti & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Manual for Oil and Gas Operations [Part 2]

Description: Part two of a bulletin from the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing oil and gas field waste prevention, and policies on field operation. According to the introduction (from part 1), "Part II comprises the revised 'Operating Regulations' which supersede all previous regulations and will govern future operations on public lands" (p. 1).
Date: 1923
Creator: Swigart, T. E. & Beecher, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manual for Oil and Gas Operations [Part 1]

Description: Part one of a bulletin from the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing oil and gas field waste prevention, and policies on field operation. According to the introduction, "Part I of this manual points out types of oil and gas wastes and suggest, in detail or by reference, the most practical and effective methods in current practice for stopping these wastes. Throughout Part I the department's operating policy is given, with interpretations of the 'Operating Regulations' for enforcing every practical measure of conservation" (p. 1).
Date: 1923
Creator: Swigart, T. E. & Beecher, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Demographics of Corporal Punishment in Texas

Description: This dissertation examined the student discipline policies of 1,025 Texas school districts, as well as data from the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System in order to identify demographic patterns regarding corporal punishment policies in Texas schools. the study also studied the relationship between a district’s corporal punishment policy and student achievement. the dissertation utilized legal research methods and document analysis as its research methodology. Document analysis was the primary methodology used to answer the research questions whereby individual school district policies were identified and classified based on a number of demographic characteristics as well as the variations in corporal punishment policies among the various districts. the results of the study found that although more Texas school districts permit corporal punishment than have banned the practice, 60 percent of Texas school children go to school in districts where corporal punishment is not permitted. Corporal punishment is generally permitted in rural areas, with the majority of school districts in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle still allowing it by policy. a case study affirmed a finding from a national study regarding the type and locale of a student that is most likely disciplined using corporal punishment. the study determined that the larger Texas school districts have moved away from using corporal punishment as a disciplinary tactic. No district categorized as “Major Urban” by the Texas Education Agency permits corporal punishment of students. None of the larger districts categorized as “Urban” or “Major Suburban” that prohibit corporal punishment were identified as “Academically Unacceptable” under the State accountability system. This study also found that districts that prohibit corporal punishment and have a large number of minority students tend to have higher AEIS ratings. This study’s findings suggest that the elimination of corporal punishment in highly populated Texas school districts may be an ...
Date: May 2012
Creator: Phillips, Stephanie
Partner: UNT Libraries