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Bit Preservation Specifications

Description: This report provides specifications for a bit preservation system for the archive storage of the data that represents and is associated with the digital objects over which a library has custodianship.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Hafken, David; Hamidzadeh, Babak; Littman, Justin & Madden, Elizabeth
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium
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[TNDA Finance Report, September 2005]

Description: The finance report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Associations board of directors meeting to be held on July 28, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The 2005 year-end budget projection at the end of May 2005. The document states that TDNA's finances are on the path to new vitality and by the end of 2005, the -$24,489 deficit balance that ended 2004 will become a surplus of over $30,000. The remaining document details budget highlights, the associations expected income and their expenses.
Date: November 4, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Membership Services Report]

Description: A membership services report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting July 28, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The membership services report details what TDNA offers, following their goal to "to promote and protect the welfare of the newspaper industry."
Date: July 19, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Memo from Darla Thompson to Ken Whalen, November 1, 2005]

Description: A memo from Darla Thompson to Ken Whalen on November 1, 2005 with the subject Office Management Report, 2nd half of September & October. Thompson has sent Whalen a Texas Daily Newspaper Association report with updates on the association, accomplishments and other news.
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Membership Services Report, 2005]

Description: A membership services report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association, 2005. The purpose of the membership services report to to give TDNA members and associates updates on information regarding the association's progress, accomplishments and other news.
Date: July 27, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Legislative Report, December 2005]

Description: A legislative report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting to be held December 1, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The purpose of the legislative report is to give the board of directors and the association's members news updates on how the Texas newspaper industry fared during the year.
Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Administrative Report]

Description: An administrative report by Ken Whalen, a Texas Daily Newspaper Association member, on the TDNA Board of Directors Meeting on July 28, 2005. Whalen reports that because of the TDNA office move and staff restructuring plan TDNA is in its best financial position. TDNA is on pace to end the year with a surplus of approximately $31,000.
Date: July 19, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Administrative Report, December 2005]

Description: An administrative report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting December 1, 2005. The document serves as a mean to update the board of directors, as well as association members, what is happening within TDNA as well as explain future goals and accomplishes.
Date: November 21, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Administrative Report]

Description: An administrative report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Associations board of directors meeting on December 1, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The report gives updates to the board of directors the overall progress of the association and what is to be expected in the future.
Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Legislative Report]

Description: A legislative report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting on December 1, 2005, at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The TDNA legislative group watches all the bills that congress writes up and views if any will affect the newspaper business. TDNA will then try to work with the bill or around the bill if it doesn't suit their needs. The document gives an overview of where the Texas newspaper industry stands economically.
Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Membership Status Report]

Description: A membership status report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting for July 28, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. Due to the number of members affiliated with the association, TDNA expects to receive $411,804 in member dues for 2005.
Date: July 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Membership Services Info]

Description: A membership services information document for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting on December 1, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The document gives the association members details on what is currently happening within the organization and how the association can help the Texas newspapers.
Date: November 21, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA 2004 Year-End Budget]

Description: The 2004 year-end budget projection for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association as of May 31, 2004. The document states that the outlook for the 2004 budget is positive, and details budget highlights, the associations expected income and expenses for the remaining year.
Date: June 30, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Introduction to 2006 Buget Draft]

Description: An introduction to the 2006 Budget Draft for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting on December 1, 2005 at the Headliners Club in Austin, Texas. The budget goes into detailed length on the expected income for the association as well as their expected expenses for the 2006 year.
Date: November 17, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA 2005 Year-End Budget Projection]

Description: The 2005 year-end budget projection as of September 31, 2005 for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association. The document states that TDNA is left in good standing, with a net profit of $55,800 projected for the end of 2005 it will wipe out the association's 2004 carryover deficit of $24,489, leaving a surplus fund of $31,310 by year's end for the next year.
Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TDNA Legislative Report, July 28, 2005]

Description: A legislative report for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association board of directors meeting on July 28, 2005. The report documents how successful the Texas newspaper industry has been, and that the TDNA/TPA Legislative Advisory Committee identified 155 bills that would affect the newspaper industry and worked with the authors of the bills to display their concerns.
Date: July 19, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Report to the President of the United States

Description: Final report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States describing their activities and findings regarding the failure of the Intelligence Community to provide accurate information about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. It includes an assessment of current capabilities against threats and recommendations for improving the Intelligence Community.
Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Small Wind Electric Systems: A Michigan Consumer's Guide

Description: Small Wind Electric Systems: A Michigan Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.
Date: March 1, 2005
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pilot Study of the Effects of Simulated Turbine Passage Pressure on Juvenile Chinook Salmon Acclimated with Access to Air at Absolute Pressures Greater than Atmospheric

Description: The impacts of pressure on juvenile salmon who pass through the turbines of hydroelectric dams while migrating downstream on the Columbia and Snake rivers has not been well understood, especially as these impacts relate to injury to the fish's swim bladder. The laboratory studies described here were conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District at PNNL's fisheries research laboratories in 2004 to investigate the impacts of simulated turbine passage pressure on fish permitted to achieve neutral buoyancy at pressures corresponding to depths at which they are typically observed during downstream migration. Two sizes of juvenile Chinook salmon were tested, 80-100mm and 125-145mm total length. Test fish were acclimated for 22 to 24 hours in hyperbaric chambers at pressures simulating depths of 15, 30, or 60 ft, with access to a large air bubble. High rates of deflated swim bladders and mortality were observed. Our results while in conclusive show that juvenile salmon are capable of drawing additional air into their swimbladder to compensate for the excess mass of implanted telemetry devices. However they may pay a price in terms of increased susceptibility to injury, predation, and death for this additional air.
Date: April 28, 2005
Creator: Carlson, Thomas J. & Abernethy, Cary S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Predicting Peak Hydrogen Concentrations from Spontaneous Gas Releases in Hanford Waste Tanks

Description: Buoyant displacement gas release events (BDGRE) are spontaneous gas releases that occur in a few of the Hanford radioactive waste storage tanks when gas accumulation makes the sediment layer buoyant with respect to the liquid. BDGREs are assumed to be likely if the ratio of the predicted sediment gas fraction and neutral buoyancy gas fraction, or buoyancy ratio, exceeds unity. Based on the observation that the buoyancy ratio is also an empirical indicator of BDGRE size, a new methodology is derived that formally correlates the buoyancy ratio and the peak headspace hydrogen concentration resulting from BDGREs. The available data on the six historic BDGRE tanks, AN-103, AN-104, AN-105, AW-101, SY-103, and SY-101, are studied in detail to describe both the waste state and the corresponding distribution of BDGREs. The range of applicability of the buoyancy ratio-based models is assessed based on the modeling assumptions and availability of tank data. Recommendations are given for extending the range of the models applicability.
Date: July 15, 2005
Creator: Stewart, Charles W.; Hartley, Stacey A.; Meyer, Perry A. & Wells, Beric E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cell-Type-Specific Genome-wide Expression Profiling after Laser Capture Microdissection of Living Tissue

Description: The purpose of this technical feasibility study was to develop and evaluate robust microgenomic tools for investigations of genome-wide expression of very small numbers of cells isolated from whole tissue sections. Tissues contain large numbers of cell-types that play varied roles in organ function and responses to endogenous and exogenous toxicants whether bacterial, viral, chemical or radiation. Expression studies of whole tissue biopsy are severely limited because heterogeneous cell-types result in an averaging of molecular signals masking subtle but important changes in gene expression in any one cell type(s) or group of cells. Accurate gene expression analysis requires the study of specific cell types in their tissue environment but without contamination from surrounding cells. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is a new technology to isolate morphologically distinct cells from tissue sections. Alternative methods are available for isolating single cells but not yet for their reliable genome-wide expression analyses. The tasks of this feasibility project were to: (1) Develop efficient protocols for laser capture microdissection of cells from tissues identified by antibody label, or morphological stain. (2) Develop reproducible gene-transcript analyses techniques for single cell-types and determine the numbers of cells needed for reliable genome-wide analyses. (3) Validate the technology for epithelial and endothelial cells isolated from the gastrointestinal tract of mice.
Date: February 9, 2005
Creator: Marchetti, F & Manohar, C F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The May 18, 1998 Indian Nuclear Test Seismograms at station NIL

Description: The last underground nuclear tests were conducted by India and Pakistan in May 1998. Although the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has not entered force, an International Monitoring System (IMS), established by the treaty is nearing completion. This system includes 170 seismic stations, a number of them originally established by IRIS. The station IRIS station NIL (Nilore, Pakistan) is close to a planned IMS primary station and recorded some very interesting seismograms from the May 18, 1998 Indian test. We carefully calibrated the path to NIL using a prior Mw 4.4 that occurred on April 4, 1995 about 110 km north of the Indian test site. We used joint epicentral location techniques along with teleseismic P waves and regional surface waves to fix the epicenter, depth, mechanism and moment of this event. From these we obtained a velocity model for the path to NIL and created explosion synthetic seismograms to compare with the data. Interestingly the observed Rayleigh waves are reversed, consistent with an implosion rather than an explosion source. The preferred explanation is that the explosion released tectonic stress near the source region, which can be modeled as a thrust earthquake of approximate Mw 4.0 plus a pure explosion. This tectonic release is sufficient to completely dominate the Rayleigh waves and produce the observed signal (Walter et al. 2005). We also examined the explosion at high frequencies of 6 6-8 Hz where many studies have shown that relative P/S amplitudes can discriminate explosions from a background of earthquakes (Rodgers and Walter, 2002). Comparing with the April 4 1995 earthquake we see the classic difference of relatively large P/S values for the explosion compared to the earthquakes despite the complication of the large tectonic release during the explosion.
Date: April 11, 2005
Creator: Walter, W R; Rodgers, A J; Bowers, D & Selby, N
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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