Sample records for e-government web sites

  1. E-S-QUAL: Its Applicability in Evaluating E-government Web Sites Service Quality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhuo Jun; Chen Liangliang; Li Fubin

    2009-01-01

    With the rapid development of the e-government, citizens could enjoy much more service from e-gov Web sites. However, the academic research in the field of assessing e-gov service quality is handful. Developed by A. Paramana et al., E-S-QUAL and E-Recs-QUAL are scales used to evaluate the service quality delivered by B2C Web sites. In this article, Basing on E-S-QUAL and

  2. Building Semantic Webs for e-government with Wiki technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christian Wagner; Karen S. K. Cheung; Rachael K. F. Ip; Stefan Böttcher

    2006-01-01

    E-government webs are among the largest webs in existence, based on the size, number of users and number of information providers. Thus, creating a Semantic Web infrastructure to meaningfully organise e-government webs is highly desirable. At the same time, the complexity of the existing e-government implementations also challenges the feasibility of Semantic Web creation. We therefore propose the design of

  3. A practical approach to e-government Web evaluation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. B. Wood; E. R. Siegel; E.-M. LaCroix; B. J. Lyon; D. A. Benson; V. Cid; S. Fariss

    2003-01-01

    Does your Web site function smoothly enough to deliver government services? Combining evaluation techniques gives you a multidimensional answer. The article discusses usability testing, and the use of user feedback, usage data, and Web and Internet performance data.

  4. A Unified E-Government Information Management Platform Based on Web GIS Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaolin Lu

    2009-01-01

    GIS plays an irreplaceable role in the e-government information management systems and has been widely applied in the economic, national defense and social sustainable government departments. This paper presents a unified framework of the e-government GIS information platform based on the J2EE and Web service technology to create an interoperable, distributed Web mapping system. The e-government GIS Web service defines

  5. Design of a Web-based Tendering System for e-Government Procurement

    E-print Network

    Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

    Design of a Web-based Tendering System for e-Government Procurement Simon Fong, Zhuang Yan +853 3974473 ccfong@umac.mo ABSTRACT Procurement for e-Government is an important part of activities partners participated. In the past, e-Government procurement involved a lot of manual processes which

  6. Deploying Semantic Web Services-Based Applications in the e-Government Domain

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alessio Gugliotta; John Domingue; Liliana Cabral; Vlad Tanasescu; Stefania Galizia; Rob Davies; Leticia Gutiérrez-villarías; Mary Rowlatt; Marc Richardson; Sandra Stincic

    2008-01-01

    Joining up services in e-Government usually implies governmental agencies acting in concert without a central control regime. This requires to the sharing scattered and heterogeneous data. Semantic Web Service (SWS) technology can help to integrate, mediate and reason between these datasets. However, since a few real-world applications have been developed, it is still unclear which are the actual benefits and

  7. Cloud and Web Technologies: Technical Improvements and Their Implications on E- Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Danish Manzoor; Ashraf Ali; Ateeq Ahmad

    2014-01-01

    Cloud computing technology helps to improve ICT based services like e-governance execution and create new business opportunities and their implementation. Cloud computing is an evolution of web based internet application and describes an advance consumption, supplement and delivery model for Information Technology and ICT services based on the global network. This enables allocation of resources and costs across a large

  8. Searchable web sites recommendation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yang Song; Nam Nguyen; Li-wei He; Scott Imig; Robert Rounthwaite

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a new framework for searchable web sites recommendation. Given a query, our system will recommend a list of searchable web sites ranked by relevance, which can be used to complement the web page results and ads from a search engine. We model the conditional probability of a searchable web site being relevant to a given

  9. Quality Evaluation of E-government Website Using Web Diagnostic Tools: Asian Case

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Handaru Jati; D. D. Dominic

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, many people have devoted their efforts to the issue of quality of Web site. The concept of quality is consisting of many criteria: quality of service perspective, a user perspective, a content perspective or indeed a usability perspective. Because of its possible instant worldwide audience a Websitepsilas quality and reliability are crucial. The very special nature of

  10. External Web Site Policy

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content Home Contact Us Search External Web Site Policy When you see this graphic notice ( ) next to a link on the Cancer Research Network Web site, it means that the link leads to another Web site that is not maintained by the federal

  11. Scaling the Web Scaling Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Menascé, Daniel A.

    Scaling the Web Scaling Web Sites Through Caching A large jump in a Web site's traffic may indi, pushing the site's through- put to its maximum point. When a Web site becomes overloaded, cus- tomers grow-generated revenue and may even tarnish the reputation of organizations relying on Web sites to support mission

  12. Commercial Web Site Links.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thelwall, Mike

    2001-01-01

    Discusses business use of the Web and related search engine design issues as well as research on general and academic links before reporting on a survey of the links published by a collection of business Web sites. Results indicate around 66% of Web sites do carry external links, most of which are targeted at a specific purpose, but about 17%…

  13. Adaptive Web Sites: Automatically Synthesizing Web Pages

    E-print Network

    Etzioni, Oren

    Adaptive Web Sites: Automatically Synthesizing Web Pages Mike Perkowitz Oren Etzioni Department interfaces Abstract The creation of a complex web site is a thorny problem in user interface design. In IJCAI '97, we challenged the AI community to address this problem by creating adaptive web sites: sites

  14. External Web Site Policy

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content Home   |   Data   |   Statistics   |   Tools   |   Collaborations   |   Work with Us   |   Publications   |   About   |   Links External Web Site Policy When you see this graphic notice ( ) next to a link on the Breast Cancer Surveillance

  15. Angiosperm Phylogeny Web site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Stevens, P. F.

    From the Missouri Botanical Gardens, this Web site provides a classification of angiosperms that can be navigated either by phylogenic tree, Order, or Family. A detailed description of the classification system is provided by the author, along with literature references and links to other related Web sites. Descriptions of each Family and Order include synonyms and the geographic range in which each is found. Users with a background in botany will find this a useful resource.

  16. Web Sites about Infectious Disease Web Sites about Infectious Disease

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Web Sites about Infectious Disease Web Sites about Infectious Disease Stanford Center for Tuberculosis Research-Site Links http://molepi.stanford.edu/tblinks.html Virology on the World Wide Web http://www.idsociety.org/ file:///C|/Program%20Files/Adobe/Adobe%20Dreamweav...nks/Web%20Sites%20about%20Infectious%20Disease

  17. Criminal Justice Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dodge, Timothy

    1998-01-01

    Evaluates 15 criminal justice Web sites that have been selected according to the following criteria: authority, currency, purpose, objectivity, and potential usefulness to researchers. The sites provide narrative and statistical information concerning crime, law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Searching techniques are also…

  18. Ben & Jerry's Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In honor of Jerry Garcia, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream will donate 50 cents to charity for every carton of their "Cherry Garcia" flavor (named after Jerry) sold. [I bought one on Wednesday before I even knew about the 50 cents, and I'm not even a Dead Head. It seemed like the thing to do.] Ben & Jerry's Web site calls us Web-heads.

  19. The web site Van Oldenborgh

    E-print Network

    Haak, Hein

    The web site Van Oldenborgh Over the last few years the knmi web site (www.knmi.nl) has grown into an important communication channel, also for Climate Research and Seismology. In fact, as the World-Wide Web · The target audience of the Climate Research and Seismology Department part of knmi web site can be roughly

  20. USEFUL WEB SITES GOVERNMENT LINKS

    E-print Network

    : Web site: http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased-mail: reports@adonis.osti.gov Web site: http://www.osti.gov/contact.html This report was prepared as an account

  1. Mono Lake Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Greg Reis

    Mono Lake Web Site is the homepage of the Mono Lake Committee and offers helpful information regarding the unique hypersaline and alkaline environment. Visitors will find information about the Mono Lake Committee, natural and political histories of the area, related water policies, a photo gallery with image descriptions, and links to related sites- including a clearinghouse. Those interested in Mono Basin birds will find sightings, counts, bird walks, and other related information. An additional feature, Mono Lake Live, offers up-to-the-minute data on road conditions, satellite images, weather, lake level, bird sightings, snow pack, and earthquakes.

  2. Net Traveler: A Framework for Autonomic Web Services Collaboration, Orchestration and Choreography in E-Government Information Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hillary Caituiro-monge; Manuel Rodriguez-martinez

    2004-01-01

    Next-generation Government Information Systems will integrate large amounts of heterogeneous data sources located on distributed networks like the Internet. We present Net Traveler which is a framework for web services collaboration, orchestration and choreography in peer-to-peer autonomic environments. The main feature of our new approach is the elimination of a central coordination site running the queries and the autonomic query

  3. Adaptive 3D Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luca Chittaro; Roberto Ranon

    2007-01-01

    In recent years, technological developments have made it possible to build interactive 3D models of objects and 3D Virtual Environments that can be experienced through the Web, using common, low-cost personal computers. As in the case of Web-based hypermedia, adaptivity can play an important role in increasing the usefulness, effectiveness and usability of 3D Web sites, i.e., Web sites distributing

  4. USEFUL WEB SITES GOVERNMENT LINKS

    E-print Network

    , are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge: Web site: http://www.osti-576-8401 Fax: 865-576-5728 E-mail: reports@adonis.osti.gov Web site: http://www.osti

  5. Designing a medical web site

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. S. Grannell; R. R. Singh; R. Tang; S. Mansoor; T. N. Walsh

    2001-01-01

    Background  A web site Is a valuable shop window for any medical unit with something to sell or something to say.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Aims  The aim of this report is to outline the basic steps of web page design for the individual or unit with limited financial\\u000a resources.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  There are two ways of designing a web site. A reputable web design company can be

  6. NOAA Fisheries Shark Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Shark Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contains a broad range of information on sharks ranging from shark biology and management to reducing the risk of a shark attack. The Web site includes a series of fact sheets on these various topics that briefly and effectively convey information. The site, which is mainly text, is easy to navigate, and includes a large number of links for more information organized into topic groups.

  7. Examining the role of Web site information in facilitating different citizen–government relationships: A case study of state Chronic Wasting Disease Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kristin R. Eschenfelder; Clark A. Miller

    2007-01-01

    This paper develops a framework to assess the text-based public information provided on program level government agency Web sites. The framework informs the larger e-government question of how, or whether, state administrative agencies are using Web sites in a transformative capacity—to change relationships between citizens and government. It focuses on assessing the degree to which text information provided on government

  8. Using Web Server Logs in Evaluating Instructional Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ingram, Albert L.

    2000-01-01

    Web server logs contain a great deal of information about who uses a Web site and how they use it. This article discusses the analysis of Web logs for instructional Web sites; reviews the data stored in most Web server logs; demonstrates what further information can be gleaned from the logs; and discusses analyzing that information for the…

  9. Web site performance measurement: promise and reality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ray Welling; Lesley White

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine the web site performance-measurement activities of a range of businesses and to determine whether there are common measures that can be successfully applied to rate the performance of corporate web sites. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Qualitative interviews are conducted with web site managers of 25 businesses, exploring web site activities and performance

  10. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CATERING WEB SITE

    E-print Network

    Bermingham, Laura Hill

    UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CATERING WEB SITE Food Venue Manual #12;Sodexo - Food Venue of 1 STATEMENT Services at the University of Vermont. #12;Sodexo - Food Venue of 1 WEB SITE ADDRESS;Sodexo - Food Venue 4 of 1 WEB SITE ADDRESS Connect to University Dining Services Catering Web site

  11. Class Web Sites: PHP Templates.

    E-print Network

    Beveridge, Ross

    1/20/14 1 Class Web Sites: Overview, PHP Templates. (Talk from Faculty Retreat in May 2012 Websites - Faculty Retreat 2012 2 #12;1/20/14 2 High Level Issues · Website self Retreat 2012 3 Course Website Functions Course Websites - Faculty Retreat 2012 4

  12. The Open Door Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Open Door Web Site is a reference source for both students and teachers containing separate sections for physics, biology, technology, history, electronics, and chemistry. Within each of these sections are tutorials, reference information, experiments, and quizzes. A separate Study Guide section provides help with writing bibliographies, and an Internet Guide links with other websites that may help students with their research.

  13. Roadmap for a Departmental Web Site

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Guo-Qiang; White, Lee; Hesse, Christopher; Buchner, Marc; Mehregany, Mehran

    2005-01-01

    Virtually every academic department in an institute of higher education requires Web presence as a critical component of its information technology strategy. The problem of how to leverage the World Wide Web and build effective and useful departmental Web sites seems to have long been solved. Yet browsing academic Web sites from around the world…

  14. Corporate Web Sites in Traditional Print Advertisements.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pardun, Carol J.; Lamb, Larry

    1999-01-01

    Describes the Web presence in print advertisements to determine how marketers are creating bridges between traditional advertising and the Internet. Content analysis showed Web addresses in print ads; categories of advertisers most likely to link print ads with Web sites; and whether the Web site attempts to develop a database of potential…

  15. Carnegie Science Academy Web Site

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kotwicki, John; Atzinger, Joe; Turso, Denise

    1997-11-01

    The Carnegie Science Academy is a professional society "For Teens...By Teens" at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The CSA Web Site [ http://csa.clpgh.org ] is designed for teens who have an interest in science and technology. This online or virtual science academy provides resources for teens in high school science classes. The Web site also allows students around the world to participate and communicate with other students, discuss current events in science, share opinions, find answers to questions, or make online friends. Visitors can enjoy the main components of the site or sign up for a free membership which allows access to our chat room for monthly meeting, online newsletter, members forum, and much more. Main components to the site include a spot for cool links and downloads, available for any visitor to download or view. Online exhibits are created by students to examine and publish an area of study and also allow teachers to easily post classroom activities as exhibits by submitting pictures and text. Random Access, the interactive part of the academy, allows users to share ideas and opinions. Planet CSA focuses on current events in science and the academy. In the future the CSA Web site will become a major resource for teens and science teachers providing materials that will allow students to further enhance their interest and experiences in science.

  16. Reasoning About WebSite Structure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary F. Fernandez; Daniela Florescu; Alon Y. Levy; Dan Suciu

    1998-01-01

    Building large Web sites is similar in many ways to building knowledge and database systems. In par- ticular, by providing a declarative, logical view of a Web site's data and structure, many of a site builder's tasks, such as creating complex sites, modifying a site's structure, and creating multiple versions of a site, are simplified significantly. New systems, such aS

  17. WebQual: An Exploration of WebSite Quality

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stuart J. Barnes; Richard T. Vidgen

    2000-01-01

    The issue of web -site quality is tac kled from the perspective of the 'voice of the customer'. Quality function deployment (QFD) is adopted as a framework for identifying web-site qualities demanded by users, which are gathered through a quality workshop. From the workshop an instrument for assessing web-site quality is developed (WebQual) and tested in the domain of UK

  18. Learning Usability Assessment Models for Web Sites 

    E-print Network

    Davis, Paul

    2012-02-14

    This research explores an approach to learning types of usability concerns considered useful for the management of Web sites and to identifying usability concerns based on these learned models. By having one or more Web site managers rate a subset...

  19. The Web site your doctor prescribes

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues The Web site your doctor prescribes Past Issues / Summer 2008 ... gov® is a free, comprehensive, up-to-date Web site with health information from the world's largest ...

  20. The Web site your doctor prescribes

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues The Web site your doctor prescribes Past Issues / Summer 2006 ... gov ® is a free, comprehensive, up-to-date Web site with health information from the world's largest ...

  1. Legal Concerns of Web Site Reverse Engineering

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Holger M. Kienle; Daniel M. Germán; Hausi A. Müller

    2004-01-01

    Researchers involved in Web site reverse engineering are often not aware of potential legal implications of using someone else's Web site for experimentation. Even if researchers are concerned with legal problems, there is little guidance available. This paper explores the legality of Web site reverse engineering with the intent to raise awareness among researchers about this issue. The discussed legal

  2. Surf's Up at JEA's Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foreman, Mary Lu

    1997-01-01

    Describes the purpose of the Journalism Education Association's (JEA) Web site and lists what is available there. Gives the background of the student-created Web site. Provides a quick guide to access various parts of the JEA Web site. (PA)

  3. Semantic Analysis of Web Site Audience by Integrating Web Usage Mining and Web

    E-print Network

    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    Semantic Analysis of Web Site Audience by Integrating Web Usage Mining and Web Content Mining Jean://www.jrc.it/langtech Abstract. With the emergence of the World Wide Web, analyzing and improving Web communication has become essential to adapt the Web content to the visitors' expectations. Web communication analysis

  4. Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search

    E-print Network

    Zhu, Jianhan

    Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search Jianhan Zhu BSc Faculty of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy October, 2003 #12;University of Ulster Abstract Mining Web Site Link Structures for Adaptive Web Site Navigation and Search by Jianhan Zhu Supervisors: Dr. Jun

  5. Understanding the Nexus of Terrorist Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jennifer Jie Xu; Hsinchun Chen

    2008-01-01

    In recent years terrorist groups have been using the World-Wide Web to spread their ideologies, disseminate propaganda, and\\u000a recruit members. Studying the terrorist Web sites may help us understand the characteristics of these Web sites and predict\\u000a terrorist activities. In this chapter, we propose to apply network topological analysis methods on systematically collected\\u000a the terrorist Web site data and to

  6. A Web Site Navigation Engine Mark Levene

    E-print Network

    Levene, Mark

    The architecture of the navigation system is shown in Fig- ure 1. The user interface executes within a Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Naviga- tor. It obtains the preferred trails for navigation, given. User Interface Navigation Engine Web Case Software Robot Web Site Browser Sql QueryWeb pages put get

  7. An ethical evaluation of web site linking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard A. Spinello

    2000-01-01

    As the World Wide Web has grown in popularity, the propriety of linking to other web sites has achieved some prominence as an important moral and legal issue. Hyperlinks represent the essence of Web-based activity, since they facilitate navigation in a unique and efficient fashion. But the pervasive activity of linking has generated notable controversies. While most sites welcome and

  8. Information Architecture for Bilingual Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cunliffe, Daniel; Jones, Helen; Jarvis, Melanie; Egan, Kevin; Huws, Rhian; Munro, Sian

    2002-01-01

    Discusses creating an information architecture for a bilingual Web site and reports work in progress on the development of a content-based bilingual Web site to facilitate shared resources between speech and language therapists. Considers a structural analysis of existing bilingual Web designs and explains a card-sorting activity conducted with…

  9. Creating Accessible Web Sites: An Introduction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lilly, Erica B.

    2001-01-01

    Introduces concepts of accessible Web design and describes how Web designers can build sites accessible to people with disabilities. Provides legal and economic rationales, describes principles of universal design and guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium's Accessibility Initiative, and includes selected resources. (Author/LRW)

  10. Yes! You Can Build a Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holzberg, Carol

    2001-01-01

    With specially formatted templates or simple Web page editors, teachers can lay out text and graphics in a work space resembling the interface of a word processor. Several options are presented to help teachers build Web sites. ree templates include Class Homepage Builder, AppliTools: HomePage, MySchoolOnline.com, and BigChalk.com. Web design…

  11. Use of Semantic Web technologies on the BBC Web Sites

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Raimond, Yves; Scott, Tom; Oliver, Silver; Sinclair, Patrick; Smethurst, Michael

    The BBC publishes large amounts of content online, as text, audio and video. As the amount of content grows, we need to make it easy for users to locate items of interest and to draw coherent journeys across them. In this chapter, we describe our use of Semantic Web technologies for achieving this goal. We focus in particular on three BBC Web sites: BBC Programmes, BBC Music and BBC Wildlife Finder, and how those Web sites effectively use the wider Web as their Content Management System.

  12. Organizational Web Sites: Web Site Content and Style as Determinants of Organizational Attraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard T. Cober; Douglas J. Brown; Paul E. Levy; Alana B. Cober

    2003-01-01

    Organizational web sites have become a primary source of information for job seekers. To date, no research has attempted to determine which aspects of organizational web sites most influence job-seeker attraction to an organization. The current paper reports the results of two studies that examined how perceptions of organizational web site content (compensation, organizational culture, and training opportunities) and style

  13. Creating Patient and Family Education Web Sites

    PubMed Central

    YADRICH, DONNA MACAN; FITZGERALD, SHARON A.; WERKOWITCH, MARILYN; SMITH, CAROL E.

    2013-01-01

    This article gives details about the methods and processes used to ensure that usability and accessibility were achieved during development of the Home Parenteral Nutrition Family Caregivers Web site, an evidence-based health education Web site for the family members and caregivers of chronically ill patients. This article addresses comprehensive definitions of usability and accessibility and illustrates Web site development according to Section 508 standards and the national Health and Human Services’ Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines requirements. PMID:22024970

  14. How to Optimize Your Web Site

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dysart, Joe

    2008-01-01

    Given Google's growing market share--69% of all searches by the close of 2007--it's absolutely critical for any school on the Web to ensure its site is Google-friendly. A Google-optimized site ensures that students and parents can quickly find one's district on the Web even if they don't know the address. Plus, good search optimization simply…

  15. Web site accessibility: an online sector analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eleanor T. Loiacono; Scott Mccoy

    2004-01-01

    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), companies must provide customers with disabilities access to their “physical” stores. With the advent of the pure Web store, some wonder if the ADA will extend into “cyberspace”. So, are companies ready? This study assesses Web sites to determine their readiness. Results reveal that only 9 percent of the sites have accessible home

  16. Conceptualizing e-Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pierre Rossel; Matthias Finger

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we aimed at conceptualizing the notion of e-governance, as there is a need to explore the new configurations and knowledge issues having emerged out of such pressures as globalization, economic competitiveness, the evolution of the State and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs). In fact, we postulate that there is a constant and necessary readjustment

  17. Data Extraction from Semantic Annotated Deep Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eduardo Mart; Vicente Luque Centeno

    Automatic navigating and gathering information from Deep Web sites requires the use of Web Wrappers in order to simulate human interaction with Web sites. Web Wrappers have some drawbacks: their implementations are specific to the accessed site and also their source code needs a constant maintenance in order to support new changes on Web site. In this work we propose

  18. ADAPTIVE WEB SITES BY WEB USAGE MINING Yongjian Fu Mario Creado MingYi Shih

    E-print Network

    Fu, Yongjian

    ADAPTIVE WEB SITES BY WEB USAGE MINING Yongjian Fu Mario Creado Ming­Yi Shih Department of Computer An approach for reorganizing a Web site based on user access patterns is proposed. The Web server's log files and the Web pages on the site are first preprocessed to obtain the access statistics of the Web pages

  19. Web Site Usability: First, Ignore the Science.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pharris, K.

    2005-12-01

    Web sites within our industry serve complex information to a gamut of user audiences that are constantly evolving, making effective site design a challenge. In addition, the average lifecycle of a Web site is 2-3 years. If a site is to maintain user satisfaction and technical usability, revision is inevitable. Effective revision begins with the ability to clearly identify the successes and failures of your current site's usability. To do this, you must first ignore the science - -you must address those Web characteristics that have emerged through years of testing as indicators of usability, regardless of the site's target audiences or content. If you cannot successfully execute the basic principles of usability, any work completed to meet the specific needs of your scientific community will be ineffective. A checklist of usability principles can be used to objectively score your site's excellent or poor execution of such Web site features. With quantifiable results, you have an impartial measure of your current site's usability from which a prioritized list of recommended revisions can be created. You can find checklists of this nature, or the information you need to create a list for your organization, with some online and print investigation. This session will provide checklist examples and an explanation of how to use checklists to achieve basic Web site usability.

  20. Adaptive Web Sites: an AI Challenge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike Perkowitz; Oren Etzioni

    1997-01-01

    The creation of a complex web site is a thorny problem in user interface design. First, differ­ ent visitors have distinct goals. Second, even a single visitor may have different needs at dif­ ferent times. Much of the information at the site may also be dynamic or time-dependen t. Third, as the site grows and evolves, its original design may

  1. Health web site accreditation: opportunities and challenges.

    PubMed

    D'Andrea, Guy

    2002-01-01

    The development of the health Internet creates opportunities and challenges for health care organizations. One challenge is building trust among users of online health resources. Research suggests that consumers do not fully trust health Web sites, with privacy and content quality among their concerns. Accreditation may offer a mechanism for health Web sites to demonstrate quality and trustworthiness to patients. URAC has created such an accreditation program, which was fully implemented in December 2001. PMID:15988948

  2. Somali web sites, history and politics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdisalam M. Issa-Salwe; Anthony Olden

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The collapse of the Somali Democratic Republic in 1991 led to a world-wide diaspora. The purpose of this paper is to discuss and analyse Somali web sites in an attempt to demonstrate how they reflect the troubled history and politics of the homeland and continue to interest, involve, bring together and divide Somalis world-wide. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Web sites

  3. Perceptions of Business Students' Feature Requirements in Educational Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hazari, Sunil; Johnson, Barbara

    2007-01-01

    There is paucity of original research that explains phenomena related to content organization and site design of educational Web sites. Educational Web sites are often used to provide Web-based instruction, which itself is a relatively recent phenomenon for business schools, and additional research is needed in this area. Educational Web sites are…

  4. Web Site Credibility: Why Do People Believe What They Believe?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Iding, Marie K.; Crosby, Martha E.; Auernheimer, Brent; Klemm, E. Barbara

    2009-01-01

    This research investigates university students' determinations of credibility of information on Web sites, confidence in their determinations, and perceptions of Web site authors' vested interests. In Study 1, university-level computer science and education students selected Web sites determined to be credible and Web sites that exemplified…

  5. Promoting Teachers' Positive Attitude towards Web Use: A Study in Web Site Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Akpinar, Yavuz; Bayramoglu, Yusuf

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine effects of a compact training for developing web sites on teachers' web attitude, as composed of: web self efficacy, perceived web enjoyment, perceived web usefulness and behavioral intention to use the web. To measure the related constructs, the Web Attitude Scale was adapted into Turkish and tested with a…

  6. URAC progressing with web site accreditation.

    PubMed

    2001-05-01

    Don Nielsen, MD, senior vice president of quality leadership with the Chicago-based American Hospital Association says nearly every hospital now has a web site that includes qualitative and clinical information. But he says the overwhelming number of health care sites and the disparity in the quality of that information have led the general public to question the reliability of that information. URAC--the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission in Washington, DC--is seeking to change that. URAC's accreditation standards for health web sites now are in the final phases of development. PMID:11346970

  7. Metroscope - Web sites by city

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Metroscope is a directory of resources arranged by metropolitan area. It contains over four thousand sites. Subject category breakdown under each site includes arts and entertainment, business, media, sports, and professional services. The directory is searchable by subject and across cities. A fast and powerful way to access the Internet resources of over 40 U.S. and five international cities, with new sites being added weekly. The site is provided by the Isotropic Media Group.

  8. Web Sites Related to Women's Health Web Sites Related to Women's Health

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Web Sites Related to Women's Health Web Sites Related to Women's Health Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality--Women's Health http://www.ahcpr.gov/research/womenix.htm Alan Guttmacher Institute http://www.amwa-doc.org/ Canadian Women's Health Network http://www.cwhn.ca/ Center for Women Policy http

  9. Web Sites Related to Mental Health Web Sites Related to Mental Health

    E-print Network

    de Lijser, Peter

    Web Sites Related to Mental Health Web Sites Related to Mental Health American Academy of Child://www.psychologicalscience.org/ Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca/ Center for Mental Health Services Research http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/Users/cmhsr/ Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association http://www.drada.org/ Disaster Mental Health http

  10. The impact of web site structure on link analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas Mandl

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – This web mining paper aims at analyzing whether the number of links pointing to a web page is biased by the structure of web sites. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – By web-design mining methods, two collections of web pages are extracted and the in-links counts are determined by querying web search engines. Findings – The paper finds that the structure bias

  11. The "Orbitz Problem" Problem found on Web sites of

    E-print Network

    De Volder, Kris

    The Interactive Web · The Web is increasingly "dark matter" · Numerous Web APIs: ­ The Common Gateway Interface#12;#12;#12;The "Orbitz Problem" Problem found on Web sites of · Microsoft / Apple for high school Web programmers! Programming the Interactive Web Shriram Krishnamurthi Brown University

  12. DENIM: an informal tool for early stage web site design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Lin; Mark W. Newman; Jason I. Hong; James A. Landay

    2001-01-01

    DENIM is a system that helps web site designers in the early stages of design. DENIM supports sketching input; allows design at different refinement levels--site map, storyboard, and individual page; and unifies the levels through zooming. The design of DENIM was informed by a study of web site design practice, in which we observed that web site designers design sites

  13. 21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Internet Web site disclosure requirements. ...REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. ...following information on the homepage of each Internet site it operates, or on a page...

  14. Early British Kingdoms Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    Created and maintained by David Nash Ford, this site offers an excellent introduction to the Celtic Kingdoms that existed in Britain and Brittany from the time the Romans left until well into the eleventh century. The site is essentially composed of two portions, the first of which provides overviews of the kingdoms by region (West Country, Midland and South Britain, Wales, Northern Britain, North of Hadrian's Wall, and Brittany). The second portion offers information on several related topics such as King Arthur, Celtic Saints, Celtic Ancestor Gods, and Pre-Roman Celtic Tribes and Kingdoms. Additional resources include a list of related links, a bibliography, and a What's New page.

  15. School Web Site of the Month

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tech Directions, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This article showcases August's School Web Site of the Month, http://magnoliaisdcommunities.org/communities/bschuster, which was produced by Bradley H. Schuster (bschuster@magnoliaisd.org) and his students at Magnolia High School, Magnolia, Texas. Schuster teaches architectural drafting and building trades classes at both Magnolia High School and…

  16. NSF Web Site News From the Field

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures Multimedia Gallery NSF Current Newsletter News Archive News transfer element (translucent). Credit and Larger Page 1 of 3nsf.gov - News - The Shape of Things to Come

  17. NSF Web Site News From the Field

    E-print Network

    NSF Web Site News News News From the Field For the News Media Special Reports Research Overviews NSF-Wide Investments Speeches & Lectures NSF Current Newsletter Multimedia Gallery News Archive News engineers. Full Story The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports

  18. Breastscreening.cancer.gov Web Site Accessibility

    Cancer.gov

    This Web site has been designed to be accessible to all users, compliant with the Section 508 standards, and compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies. However, this is an ongoing process and it is possible that some users may encounter problems accessing some pages.

  19. The Paul Bowles Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-01-01

    Composer, distinguished author and translator, and man of belles letters, Paul Bowles passed away in 1999 in Morocco, which was for many years was his primary place of residence. Bowles best-known work is probably his novel The Sheltering Sky, though he also translated Sartre's "Huis Clos" (upon which he bestowed the title "No Exit") and was an accomplished composer of music for the theatre. Created by his long-time friends and colleagues, this authorized Paul Bowles site contains a number of reminisces about his life from such friends as Ned Rorem (the noted American composer), Rodrigo Rey Rosa, and Irene Herrmann. Some provided essays interview Bowles, some discuss his literary legacy, and others talk about his many compositions. All in all, the site offers a number of insightful and intimate commentaries on one of America's most storied writers of the 20th century.

  20. One Course, One Web Site--Of Course? Maybe Not!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cohn, Ellen R.

    2004-01-01

    Colleges and universities increasingly employ commercial Web-based course management systems (such as Blackboard and WebCT). How is it, then, that these institutions unquestioningly allocate a unique Web site to each class? Why establish one Web site for one course when other options provide so many benefits? Why isn't there a clamor for…

  1. Web site accessibility of German and UK tourism information sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Russell Williams; Rulzion Rattray; Alexandra Stork

    2004-01-01

    Information exchange is important in any transaction but is perhaps particularly important for transactions in the travel and tourism industry where information gratification plays such a crucial role. Internet-based technologies allow organisations to exchange information with an often geographically dispersed and wider marketplace without a loss of quality. However, merely being online, publishing a Web site is not enough. Organisations

  2. MedlinePlus FAQ: Listing Your Web Site

    MedlinePLUS

    ... gov/medlineplus/faq/criteria.html Question: How do Web sites get listed in MedlinePlus? To use the ... authoritative resources. MedlinePlus uses quality guidelines to evaluate Web sites. We try to ensure that the information ...

  3. The design and implementation of web mining in web sites security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Jian; Zhang, Guo-Yin; Gu, Guo-Chang; Li, Jian-Li

    2003-06-01

    The backdoor or information leak of Web servers can be detected by using Web Mining techniques on some abnormal Web log and Web application log data. The security of Web servers can be enhanced and the damage of illegal access can be avoided. Firstly, the system for discovering the patterns of information leakages in CGI scripts from Web log data was proposed. Secondly, those patterns for system administrators to modify their codes and enhance their Web site security were provided. The following aspects were described: one is to combine web application log with web log to extract more information, so web data mining could be used to mine web log for discovering the information that firewall and Information Detection System cannot find. Another approach is to propose an operation module of web site to enhance Web site security. In cluster server session, Density-Based Clustering technique is used to reduce resource cost and obtain better efficiency.

  4. 22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section...INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office...responsible for making publicly available on the Internet Web site of the Department of...

  5. 22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section...INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office...responsible for making publicly available on the Internet Web site of the Department of...

  6. 22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section...INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office...responsible for making publicly available on the Internet Web site of the Department of...

  7. 22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section...INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office...responsible for making publicly available on the Internet Web site of the Department of...

  8. A Digital Library Resource Web Site: Project DL.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kochtanek, Thomas R.; Hein, Karen K.; Kassim, Ahmad Rafee Che

    2001-01-01

    Describes Project DL whose goal was to provide a Web site where diverse information sources on digital libraries are available. Discusses the Web site design at the University of Missouri-Columbia that includes three sections: digital library collections, digital library resources, and digital library Web sites. (Author/LRW)

  9. A Design Analysis Model for Developing World Wide Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ma, Yan

    2002-01-01

    Examines the relationship between and among designers, text, and users of the Galter Health Sciences Library Web site at Northwestern University by applying reader-response criticism. Highlights include Web site design; comparison of designers' intentions with the actual organization of knowledge on the Web site; and compares designer's intentions…

  10. Copyright Tip #1 Placing Copyrighted Articles on a Web Site

    E-print Network

    California at Davis, University of

    9/9/13 Copyright Tip #1 Placing Copyrighted Articles on a Web Site UC Davis and the California. Posting the fulltext (PDF, HTML, Word) of an article to a web site. Only authors of a journal article who have kept the right to post the full text of a published article on a web site may do so unless the in

  11. Refactoring Web sites to the Controller-Centric Architecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yu Ping; Kostas Kontogiannis

    2004-01-01

    A Web site is a hyperlinked network environment, which consists of hundreds of inter-connected pages, usually without an engineered architecture. This is often a large, complex Web site that is difficult to understand and maintain. In this paper, we propose an approach that aims to restructure an existing Web site by adapting them to a controller-centric architecture. In particular, this

  12. 22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section...INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office...responsible for making publicly available on the Internet Web site of the Department of...

  13. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  14. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  15. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  16. Characteristics of Food Industry Web Sites and "Advergames" Targeting Children

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Culp, Jennifer; Bell, Robert A.; Cassady, Diana

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To assess the content of food industry Web sites targeting children by describing strategies used to prolong their visits and foster brand loyalty; and to document health-promoting messages on these Web sites. Design: A content analysis was conducted of Web sites advertised on 2 children's networks, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. A…

  17. Migrating data-intensive web sites into the Semantic Web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ljiljana Stojanovic; Nenad Stojanovic; Raphael Volz

    2002-01-01

    The Semantic Web is intended to enable machine processability of web content and seems to be a solution for many drawbacks of the current Web. It is based on metadata that describe the formal semantics of Web contents. We present a novel, integrated and automated approach for migrating data-intensive Web applications into the Semantic Web. This approach can be applied

  18. WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites on macromolecular structures

    E-print Network

    Brutlag, Doug

    1 WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites University, Stanford CA 94305 USA Abstract WebFEATURE (http://feature.stanford.edu/webfeature/) is a web and nucleic acids. WebFEATURE is the public interface to the scanning algorithm of the FEATURE package

  19. The Web: Can It be Trusted? Evaluating Sites on the World Wide Web

    E-print Network

    Hutcheon, James M.

    The Web: Can It be Trusted? Evaluating Sites on the World Wide Web Anyone with Web access and a little bit of computer know-how can put anything on the World Wide Web. No one checks to see that information is reliable or worthwhile before it is permitted to appear on the Internet. In this way, Web

  20. Web Analytics: A Picture of the Academic Library Web Site User

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Black, Elizabeth L.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…

  1. Learning To Understand Web Site Update Requests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xxxxxx X. Xxxxxxx

    We experimentally evaluate components of a system that learns to analyze natural-language requests to update in- formation on a database-backed web- site. Our long-term goal is to develop a system which can adapt to changes in the distribution of requests as the un- derlying database schema changes—in short, a system that performs deep anal- ysis of text in a domain

  2. The Official String Theory Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Official String Theory Web Site, created by a group of highly educated physicists, is a great resource for everyone interested in physics and the string theory. It begins with educational and stimulating discussion about theoretical physics and the basics of string theory. Users can find out about the experimental tests and the math used by string theorists. Visitors can take a trip through the Big Bang, view amazing images of black holes, and learn about the history of string theory. Students and educators can listen to interviews of the many scientists who contributed to this informative site.

  3. SITES WEBS UTILES : Les sites Webs de nos universits partenaires ABERYSTWYTH, Pays de Galles (Grande-Bretagne)

    E-print Network

    Jeanjean, Louis

    SITES WEBS UTILES : Les sites Webs de nos universités partenaires ABERYSTWYTH, Pays de Galles étrangers, en français) CAGLIARI, Italie http://www.unica.it/index.jsp CASTELLON, Espagne http://www.le.ac.uk/international/socrates/index.html (site des relations internationales) LIMERICK, République d'Irlande http://www.ul.ie/ http://www2.ul.ie/web

  4. 16 CFR 1130.8 - Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...PRODUCTS § 1130.8 Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...registration page. The manufacturer's Web site, or other Web site established...

  5. 16 CFR 1130.7 - Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...PRODUCTS § 1130.7 Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...registration page. The manufacturer's Web site, or other Web site established...

  6. 16 CFR 1130.8 - Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...2010) § 1130.8 Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...registration page. The manufacturer's Web site, or other Web site established...

  7. 16 CFR 1130.8 - Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...PRODUCTS § 1130.8 Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...registration page. The manufacturer's Web site, or other Web site established...

  8. 16 CFR 1130.8 - Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...PRODUCTS § 1130.8 Requirements for Web site registration or alternative e-mail...registration page. The manufacturer's Web site, or other Web site established...

  9. Who Links to Whom: Mining Linkage between Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Krishna Bharat; Bay-wei Chang; Monika Rauch Henzinger; Matthias Ruhl

    2001-01-01

    Previous studies of the Web graph structure have focused on the graph structure at the level of individual pages. In actuality the Web is a hierarchically nested graph, with domains, hosts and Web sites introducing intermediate levels of affiliation and administrative control. To better understand the growth of the Web we need to understand its macro-structure, in terms of the

  10. Semi-automatic Acquisition of Semantic Descriptions of Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sudhir Agarwal

    2009-01-01

    In order to obtain the desired information or functionality in the Web, a user often needs to perform multiple interactions with the Web site, e.g. submitting Web forms filled up with appropriate information, and the further execution of such a Web process depends on the information provided by the user in the previous steps of the process. The formal models

  11. College Radio Station Web Sites: Perceptions of Value and Use.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McClung, Steven

    2001-01-01

    Considers what people like about college radio web sites and why people use them. Provides a starting point for examining the reasons people use college radio sites. Concludes that most audiences' uses of college radio sites are entertainment oriented, however, there is an indication that people use media-based Web sites for the social integration…

  12. The Brownfield Action Simulation Companion Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dr. Peter Bower

    Brownfield Action (BA) is a web-based environmental science simulation developed by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University and Dr. Peter Bower of Barnard College. In the simulation, students investigate the possibility of groundwater contamination in a virtual, fictional township by exploring the town’s infrastructure, meeting pertinent parties, and performing hydrological surveys and tests to gain an understanding of the groundwater system of the municipality. Over twenty-five locations can be visited and forty-five characters can be interviewed including town residents, business owners, and local government officials. Students are presented with maps, documents, videos, and an extensive network of scientific data, mined with a suite of geological and hydrological testing tools to aid their investigation in determining the nature of any found contamination in the virtual town. A demo is available on this web site and there is contact info for teachers wishing to incorporate into their classrooms.

  13. Digital Discernment: An E-Commerce Web Site Evaluation Tool

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sigman, Betsy Page; Boston, Brian J.

    2013-01-01

    Students entering the business workforce today may well share some responsibility for developing, revising, or evaluating their company's Web site. They may lack the experience, however, to critique their employer's Web presence effectively. The purpose of developing Digital Discernment, an e-commerce Web site evaluation tool, was to prepare…

  14. School Web Sites: Are They Accessible to All?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wells, Julie A.; Barron, Ann E.

    2006-01-01

    In 2002, the National Center for Educational Statistics reported that 99% of public schools had Internet access and 86% of those schools had a web site or web page (Kleiner & Lewis, 2003). This study examined accessibility issues on elementary school homepages. Using a random sample of elementary school web sites, the researchers documented…

  15. Improving Web Site Performance Using Commercially Available Analytical Tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James A. Ogle

    2010-01-01

    Background  It is easy to accurately measure web site usage and to quantify key parameters such as page views, site visits, and more complex\\u000a variables using commercially available tools that analyze web site log files and search engine use. This information can be\\u000a used strategically to guide the design or redesign of a web site (templates, look-and-feel, and navigation infrastructure)\\u000a to

  16. Improving web site security with data flow management

    E-print Network

    Yip, Alexander Siumann, 1979-

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation describes two systems, RESIN and BFLow, whose goal is to help Web developers build more secure Web sites. RESIN and BFLOW use data flow management to help reduce the security risks of using buggy or ...

  17. Bootstrapping Domain Ontology for Semantic Web Services from Source Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wensheng Wu; Anhai Doan; Clement T. Yu; Weiyi Meng

    2005-01-01

    The vision of Semantic Web services promises a network of interoperable Web services over dieren t sources. A major challenge to the realization of this vision is the lack of automated means of acquiring domain ontologies necessary for marking up the Web services. In this paper, we propose the DeepMiner system which learns domain ontologies from the source Web sites.

  18. Applying culture to Web site design: a comparison of Malaysian and US Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emilie W. Gould; N. Zalcaria; S. A. M. Yusof

    2000-01-01

    Cultural localization should become a necessary adjunct to technology transfer and global business communication. A recent Siemens study (1999) of mobile phone use in Germany and China highlighted the value of cultural models and culturally localized support information. We similarly compare cultural orientations and design preferences for Web sites in Malaysia and the United States. We review the cross-cultural theories

  19. The Library Web: Case Studies in Web Site Creation and Implementation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Still, Julie M., Ed.

    This book presents 19 case studies in library web site creation and implementation. The book begins with an introduction--"Introduction: Step into My Parlor" (Julie M. Still)--and is divided into three sections. The first section, Academic Library Web Sites, contains six case studies: "U-SEARCH: The University of Saskatchewan Library Web" (David…

  20. Improving the Effectiveness of a Web Site with Web Usage Mining

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Myra Spiliopoulou; Carsten Pohle; Lukas Faulstich

    1999-01-01

    Effective web presence is for many companies indispensable for their success to the global market. In recent years, several methods have been developed for measuring and improving the effectiveness of commercial sites. However, they mostly concentrate on web page design and on access analysis. In this study, we propose a methodology of assessing the quality of a web site in

  1. Overview of Strudel - A WebSite Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary F. Fernández; Daniela Florescu; Jaewoo Kang; Alon Y. Levy; Dan Suciu

    1998-01-01

    The Strudel system applies concepts from database management systems to the process of building Web sites. Strudel's key idea is separating the management of the site's data, the creation and management of the site's structure, and the visual presentation of the site's pages. First, the site builder creates a uniform model of all data available at the site. Second, the

  2. An Agent-Based Approach to Web Site Maintenance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wamberto Weber Vasconcelos; João M. B. Cavalcanti

    2004-01-01

    \\u000a Web sites are public representations of corporations, businesses and governmental bodies. As such they require proper maintenance\\u000a to ensure that accurate and updated information is presented adequately. Dynamically created Web sites sometimes are not an\\u000a option: they add a computational overhead on the server and make the automatic indexing of pages difficult. Static Web sites\\u000a may grow to an extent

  3. Healthy Connections for Consumers: National Library of Medicine Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kimberly Pullen; Dee Jones; Donna F. Timm

    2011-01-01

    This article describes and evaluates eight of the consumer health Web sites developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with an emphasis on matching the resource to the informational needs of the user. The eight Web sites evaluated are ClinicalTrials.gov, Genetics Home Reference, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, MedlinePlus, NIHSeniorHealth, TOXMAP, and Tox Town. Each Web site is evaluated on

  4. Visualizing e-Government Portal and Its Performance in WEBVS Ho Si Meng, Simon Fong

    E-print Network

    Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

    in a reliable way. Previously, we proposed a Web Monitoring System (WMS) that monitors the performance of a web), as an extension to the WMS for monitoring and analyzing performances of e-Government websites. 1. Introduction proposed a WMS to constantly monitor the e- Government portal in real-time. The results of WMS however come

  5. Simple Enough--Even for Web Virgins: Lisa Mitten's Access to Native American Web Sites. Web Site Review Essay.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Belgarde, Mary Jiron

    1998-01-01

    A mixed-blood Mohawk urban Indian and university librarian, Lisa Mitten provides access to Web sites with solid information about American Indians. Links are provided to 10 categories--Native nations, Native organizations, Indian education, Native media, powwows and festivals, Indian music, Native arts, Native businesses, and Indian-oriented home…

  6. Peer Review of Multimedia Web Sites Authored by Student Teams

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Trish Ferrett

    Students are asked, as individuals in a team, to critically review the draft of a multimedia web site authored by another team in my course. Student must follow a template with 5 review criteria, and submit their review to each member of the web site author team and to me. Please see the handout below for instructions I give to students for this activity.

  7. Hotel web site evaluation and business travelers' preferences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Abdullah; S. M. Radzi; M. R. Jamaluddin; M. O. R. A. Patah

    2010-01-01

    Although web sites applications are not new in hospitality industry, their evaluations are not well established within hotel sector. While there are no literature has converged on a universal definition, web sites effectiveness that will be referred in this study is on their ability to meet users' preferences, mainly business travelers. Thus, this paper aimed to investigate the business travelers'

  8. Committee Announces Improvements To Ohio's Severe Weather Awareness Web Site

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Governor Ted Strickland; Citizen Corps

    Easier To Use Internet Address Debuted Columbus, OH - Over the last year, Ohio's citizens, teachers and public safety officials have turned to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness's (OCSWA) Web site for safety and preparedness information. Feedback on the Web site praised the content of information, but suggested that the Internet address change to something easier to remember.

  9. Statistical profiles of highly-rated web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melody Y. Ivory; Marti A. Hearst

    2002-01-01

    We are creating an interactive tool to help non-professional web site builders create high quality designs. We have previously reported that quantitative measures of web page structure can predict whether a site will be highly or poorly rated by experts, with accuracies ranging from 67--80%. In this paper we extend that work in several ways. First, we compute a much

  10. Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

    2008-01-01

    Academic libraries customize, support, and provide access to myriad information systems, each with complex graphical user interfaces. The number of possible information entry points on an academic library Web site is both daunting to the end-user and consistently challenging to library Web site designers. Faced with the challenges inherent in…

  11. Content and Design of Corporate Governance Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yabing Jiang; Viju Raghupathi; Wullianallur Raghupathi

    2009-01-01

    Web sites are useful resources for communicating corporate governance information to stakeholders. They facilitate timely information disclosures, which leads to greater transparency and can help to improve investor perceptions. Positive perceptions, in turn, have the potential to boost a firm's performance. In this study, we develop a descriptive framework of governance content and web site design features, and use it

  12. World Wide Web Sites Reported by 42 Federal Organizations

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    The US General Accounting Office has released two reports that should be very useful to researchers, journalists, policy makers, librarians, and anyone in the general public interested in accessing US government information electronically. The second publication, World Wide Web Sites, contains a detailed, Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) hyperlinked listing of about 4,300 web sites reported by 42 federal organizations. The sites are arranged by organization. Users can link from the table of contents to the site listings, and then click on URLs to link to the sites--if their version of the Acrobat Reader is WebLink enabled. Even though the rapid evolution of the web may already have made some of these sites obsolete (sites were collected between November 1996 and April 1997), many users will find this detailed compendium to be an invaluable resource.

  13. Automated Web Patrol with Strider HoneyMonkeys: Finding Web Sites That Exploit Browser Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yi-Min Wang; Doug Beck; Xuxian Jiang; Roussi Roussev

    2005-01-01

    Internet attacks that use Web servers to exploit browser vulnerabilities to install malware programs are on the rise. Several recent reports suggested that some companies may actually be building a business model around such attacks. Expensive, manual analyses for individually discovered malicious Web sites have recently emerged. In this paper, we introduce the concept of Automated Web Patrol, which aims

  14. How Do People Evaluate a Web Site's Credibility?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Danielsen, David.

    2002-01-01

    As the Internet continues to grow, users are increasingly faced with the problem of evaluating the trustworthiness of Web sites. This paper presents the results of two studies conducted to determine how people approach this situation. The researchers "gathered the comments people wroteâ?¦about each site's credibility and analyzed these comments to track which features of a Web site were noticed (or went unnoticed)" when considering credibility. Eighteen aspects of Web site design are ranked according to their importance as reported by the study's subjects. The results are quite surprising, because many of the critical items were rated lower than the more aesthetic ones.

  15. Collaborative Web Site Construction: Students and Teachers Teaming Up To Build Resources on the Web.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simon, Eric J.

    2001-01-01

    Describes a collaborative project in which students and teachers work together to build a course web site for use as a classroom supplement. Students participate by progressively adding or enhancing the subject content on the site. (SAH)

  16. Web-Prospector An Automatic, Site-Wide Wrapper Induction Approach for Scientific Deep-Web Databases

    E-print Network

    Staab, Steffen

    Web-Prospector ­ An Automatic, Site-Wide Wrapper Induction Approach for Scientific Deep-Web of the additional clues commonly available in scientific deep Web databases. The solution consists of a sequence across an entire Web site. We test our algorithm against three real-world biochemical deep Web sources

  17. Towards Reengineering Web Sites to Web-services Providers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yingtao Jiang; Eleni Stroulia

    2004-01-01

    The web-services stack of standards is aimed at facilitating the development of web applications by integrating software components, developed across organizational boundaries. This flexible integration relies on the specification of the components services in terms of an open, XML-based standard, WSDL. A critical step in the process of reusing existing, WSDL-specified components is the availability of a multitude of such

  18. A co-classification framework for detecting web spam and spammers in social media web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Feilong Chen; Pang-ning Tan; Anil K. Jain

    2009-01-01

    Social media are becoming increasingly popular and have attracted considerable attention from spammers. Using a sample of more than ninety thousand known spam Web sites, we found between 7% to 18% of their URLs are posted on two popular social media Web sites, digg.com and de- licious.com. In this paper, we present a co-classiflcation framework to detect Web spam and

  19. Automated Web Patrol with Strider HoneyMonkeys: Finding Web Sites That Exploit Browser Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yi-min Wang; Doug Beck; Xuxian Jiang; Roussi Roussev; Chad Verbowski; Shuo Chen; Samuel T. King

    2006-01-01

    Internet attacks that use malicious web sites to install malware programs by exploiting browser vulnerabilities are a serious emerging threat. In response, we have developed an automated web patrol system to automatically identify and monitor these malicious sites. We describe the design and implementation of the Strider HoneyMonkey Exploit Detection System, which consists of a pipeline of \\

  20. 5 CFR 2604.201 - Public reading room facility and Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...false Public reading room facility and Web site. 2604.201 Section 2604.201... FOIA Public Reading Room Facility and Web Site; Index Identifying Information for...201 Public reading room facility and Web site. (a)(1) Location of...

  1. 5 CFR 2604.201 - Public reading room facility and Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...false Public reading room facility and Web site. 2604.201 Section 2604.201... FOIA Public Reading Room Facility and Web Site; Index Identifying Information for...201 Public reading room facility and Web site. (a)(1) Location of...

  2. 5 CFR 2604.201 - Public reading room facility and Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Public reading room facility and Web site. 2604.201 Section 2604.201... FOIA Public Reading Room Facility and Web Site; Index Identifying Information for...201 Public reading room facility and Web site. (a)(1) Location of...

  3. 5 CFR 2604.201 - Public reading room facility and Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...false Public reading room facility and Web site. 2604.201 Section 2604.201... FOIA Public Reading Room Facility and Web Site; Index Identifying Information for...201 Public reading room facility and Web site. (a)(1) Location of...

  4. 5 CFR 2604.201 - Public reading room facility and Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Public reading room facility and Web site. 2604.201 Section 2604.201... FOIA Public Reading Room Facility and Web Site; Index Identifying Information for...201 Public reading room facility and Web site. (a)(1) Location of...

  5. Web Content Accessibility of Consumer Health Information Web Sites for People with Disabilities: A Cross Sectional Evaluation

    PubMed Central

    Parmanto, Bambang

    2004-01-01

    Background The World Wide Web (WWW) has become an increasingly essential resource for health information consumers. The ability to obtain accurate medical information online quickly, conveniently and privately provides health consumers with the opportunity to make informed decisions and participate actively in their personal care. Little is known, however, about whether the content of this online health information is equally accessible to people with disabilities who must rely on special devices or technologies to process online information due to their visual, hearing, mobility, or cognitive limitations. Objective To construct a framework for an automated Web accessibility evaluation; to evaluate the state of accessibility of consumer health information Web sites; and to investigate the possible relationships between accessibility and other features of the Web sites, including function, popularity and importance. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study of the state of accessibility of health information Web sites to people with disabilities. We selected 108 consumer health information Web sites from the directory service of a Web search engine. A measurement framework was constructed to automatically measure the level of Web Accessibility Barriers (WAB) of Web sites following Web accessibility specifications. We investigated whether there was a difference between WAB scores across various functional categories of the Web sites, and also evaluated the correlation between the WAB and Alexa traffic rank and Google Page Rank of the Web sites. Results We found that none of the Web sites we looked at are completely accessible to people with disabilities, i.e., there were no sites that had no violation of Web accessibility rules. However, governmental and educational health information Web sites do exhibit better Web accessibility than the other categories of Web sites (P < 0.001). We also found that the correlation between the WAB score and the popularity of a Web site is statistically significant (r = 0.28, P < 0.05), although there is no correlation between the WAB score and the importance of the Web sites (r = 0.15, P = 0.111). Conclusions Evaluation of health information Web sites shows that no Web site scrupulously abides by Web accessibility specifications, even for entities mandated under relevant laws and regulations. Government and education Web sites show better performance than Web sites among other categories. Accessibility of a Web site may have a positive impact on its popularity in general. However, the Web accessibility of a Web site may not have a significant relationship with its importance on the Web. PMID:15249268

  6. Improving Web Searches: Case Study of Quit-Smoking Web Sites for Teenagers

    PubMed Central

    Skinner, Harvey

    2003-01-01

    Background The Web has become an important and influential source of health information. With the vast number of Web sites on the Internet, users often resort to popular search sites when searching for information. However, little is known about the characteristics of Web sites returned by simple Web searches for information about smoking cessation for teenagers. Objective To determine the characteristics of Web sites retrieved by search engines about smoking cessation for teenagers and how information quality correlates with the search ranking. Methods The top 30 sites returned by 4 popular search sites in response to the search terms "teen quit smoking" were examined. The information relevance and quality characteristics of these sites were evaluated by 2 raters. Objective site characteristics were obtained using a page-analysis Web site. Results Only 14 of the 30 Web sites are of direct relevance to smoking cessation for teenagers. The readability of about two-thirds of the 14 sites is below an eighth-grade school level and they ranked significantly higher (Kendall rank correlation, tau = -0.39, P= .05) in search-site results than sites with readability above or equal to that grade level. Sites that ranked higher were significantly associated with the presence of e-mail address for contact (tau = -0.46, P= .01), annotated hyperlinks to external sites (tau = -0.39, P= .04), and the presence of meta description tag (tau = -0.48, P= .002). The median link density (number of external sites that have a link to that site) of the Web pages was 6 and the maximum was 735. A higher link density was significantly associated with a higher rank (tau = -0.58, P= .02). Conclusions Using simple search terms on popular search sites to look for information on smoking cessation for teenagers resulted in less than half of the sites being of direct relevance. To improve search efficiency, users could supplement results obtained from simple Web searches with human-maintained Web directories and learn to refine their searches with more advanced search syntax. PMID:14713656

  7. Who Goes There? Measuring Library Web Site Usage.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bauer, Kathleen

    2000-01-01

    Discusses how libraries can gather data on the use of their Web sites. Highlights include Web server log files, including the common log file, referrer log file, and agent log file; log file limitations; privacy concerns; and choosing log analysis software, both free and commercial. (LRW)

  8. Efficiently serving dynamic data at highly accessed web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James R. Challenger; Paul Dantzig; Arun Iyengar; Mark S. Squillante; Li Zhang

    2004-01-01

    We present architectures and algorithms for efficiently serving dynamic data at highly accessed Web sites together with the results of an analysis motivating our design and quantifying its performance benefits. This includes algorithms for keeping cached data consistent so that dynamic pages can be cached at the Web server and dynamic content can be served at the performance level of

  9. Scrutinizing the Cybersell: Teen-Targeted Web Sites as Texts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crovitz, Darren

    2007-01-01

    Darren Crovitz explains that the explosive growth of Web-based content and communication in recent years compels us to teach students how to examine the "rhetorical nature and ethical dimensions of the online world." He demonstrates successful approaches to accomplish this goal through his analysis of the selling techniques of two Web sites

  10. Analysis of measurement data from sporting event Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Z. Liu; M. S. Squillante; C. H. Xia; S.-Z. Yu; L. Zhang; N. M. Malouch; P. M. Dantzig

    2002-01-01

    With the growing popularity of Web applications, there is a considerable increase in the importance of managing Web sites to deliver high levels of performance and scalability to accommodate future growth and evolution. One of the key issues in this regard concerns a better understanding of the traffic patterns at multiple levels, such as the levels of requests, pages and

  11. Bioterrorism Web Site Resources for Infectious Disease Clinicians and Epidemiologists

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Natalie E. Ferguson; Lynn Steele; Carol Y. Crawford; Nathan L. Huebner; Jamila C. Fonseka; Jason C. Bonander; Matthew J. Kuehnert

    2003-01-01

    Finding bioterrorism-related information on the World Wide Web can be laborious. We hope to help readers find such information more easily by summarizing essential information in a consistent framework. A panel of 7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewers identified Web sites and evaluated them for sponsorship, mission, content usefulness, online ease of use, and adherence to commonly accepted

  12. Never Too Young to Learn: Web Site Evaluation Is Elementary!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Franklin, Lori L.

    2006-01-01

    This article is based on a series of lessons prepared for a class of third graders who were going to research specific planets. With so many Web sites on the Internet, there is a need to be concerned about information overload for the audience. The NASA site (www.nasa.gov) is filled with lots of sites providing factual information about the…

  13. Designing a School's Web Site Using Information Architecture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vazquez, Gustavo; Victor, Stephen P.

    This paper is a case study of Longfellow Elementary, a K-8 school in San Diego (California) that is using the concepts of information architecture to develop its Web site. The site is intended to be a virtual meeting place for all of the school's constituents: parents, teachers, students, and the community at large. The site is a dynamic, ongoing…

  14. A Study of Automated Web Site Evaluation Tools

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melody Y. Ivory

    2002-01-01

    Web site usability and accessibility continues to be a pressing problem. Hence, there are over 30automated evaluation tools to help designers to improve their sites. Unfortunately, there is little evidenceabout whether these tools actually improve sites from both the designer's and the user's perspectives.

  15. ANALYSIS OF WEB SITE PORTALS IN SOME LOCAL AUTHORITIES

    E-print Network

    Laurini, Robert

    · is a database need? if so, what could be its size? · will be an active or a passive web site (information, · Poitiers has a subsite for the its local expatriates ; · Vercelli gives the list of pharmacy and gas

  16. CS 125 Web Site Development Syllabus Spring 2014 Interim

    E-print Network

    Furcy, David A.

    Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 Terry Felke-Morris Sixth edition, 2013, Pearson References site for commercial purposes. Topic Areas: 1. The Internet and the World Wide Web 2. The HTML5 markup

  17. 21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. (a) Each online pharmacy shall display, at all times and...statement must include the name of the pharmacy as it appears on the DEA...

  18. 21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. (a) Each online pharmacy shall display, at all times and...statement must include the name of the pharmacy as it appears on the DEA...

  19. 21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. (a) Each online pharmacy shall display, at all times and...statement must include the name of the pharmacy as it appears on the DEA...

  20. 21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. (a) Each online pharmacy shall display, at all times and...statement must include the name of the pharmacy as it appears on the DEA...

  1. 75 FR 75170 - APHIS User Fee Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-02

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service charges user fees, as authorized by law, to recover the costs of providing certain services. This notice announces the availability of a Web site that contains information about the Agency's user...

  2. A Two-Tiered Model for Analyzing Library Web Site Usage Statistics, Part 1: Web Server Logs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cohen, Laura B.

    2003-01-01

    Proposes a two-tiered model for analyzing web site usage statistics for academic libraries: one tier for library administrators that analyzes measures indicating library use, and a second tier for web site managers that analyzes measures aiding in server maintenance and site design. Discusses the technology of web site usage statistics, and…

  3. Critical Evaluation of a Web Site: Secondary School Level

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kathleen Schrock

    This is a checklist designed to help secondary school users critically evaluate web resources. By answering the questions in the checklist, students can then assess if the site would be a good one to use for their science research projects. There is a series of "How does it look?" questions and a series of "What did you learn?" questions that challenge students to think critically about what they are looking at and then summarize the effectiveness of the web site.

  4. Critical Evaluation of a Web Site: Elementary School Level

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kathleen Schrock

    This is a checklist designed to help elementary school users critically evaluate web resources. By answering the questions in the checklist, students can then assess if the site would be a good one to use for their science research projects. There is a series of "How does it look?" questions and a series of "What did you learn?" questions that challenge students to think critically about what they are looking at and then summarize the effectiveness of the web site.

  5. Critical Evaluation of a Web Site: Middle School Level

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kathleen Schrock

    This is a checklist designed to help middle school users critically evaluate web resources. By answering the questions in the checklist, students can then assess if the site would be a good one to use for their science research projects. There is a series of "How does it look?" questions and a series of "What did you learn?" questions that challenge students to think critically about what they are looking at and then summarize the effectiveness of the web site.

  6. The appropriateness of Swedish municipality web site designs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emma Eliason; Jonas Lundberg

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, the results of a front-page genre analysis of 290 Swedish municipality Web sites are presented, and the appropriateness of the identified design solutions are discussed. Seven municipality Web site genres are identified: notice-board, newspaper, brochure, promotion, commercial, portal, and filter. We discuss how the municipality genres are related to each other, and to other genres, as mix-genres

  7. Extracting knowledge from data originated in web sites Juan D. Velsquez 2005

    E-print Network

    Baeza-Yates, Ricardo

    Extracting knowledge from data originated in web sites Juan D. Velásquez © 2005 1 Web mining Extracting knowledge from data originated in web sites Juan D. VelJuan D. Veláásquez Silvasquez Silva knowledge from data originated in web sites Juan D. Velásquez © 2005 2 Outline 1. Motivation. 2. Web

  8. WebFEATURE: an interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites on macromolecular structures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike P. Liang; D. Rey Banatao; Teri E. Klein; Douglas L. Brutlag; Russ B. Altman

    2003-01-01

    WebFEATURE (http:\\/\\/feature.stanford.edu\\/webfeature\\/) is a web-accessible structural analysis tool that allows users to scan query structures for functional sites in both proteins and nucleic acids. WebFEATURE is the public interface to the scanning algorithm of the FEATURE package, a supervised learning algorithm for creating and identifying 3D, physicochemical motifs in molecular structures. Given an input structure or Protein Data Bank identifier

  9. e-Government Website Accessibility: In-Depth Evaluation of Saudi Arabia and Oman

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdulmohsen Abanumy; Ali Al-Badi; Pam Mayhew

    This paper explores three main areas, firstly, website accessibility guidelines; secondly, website accessibility tools and finally the implication of human factors in the process of implementing successful e-Government websites. It investigates the issues that make a website accessible and explores the importance placed on web usability and accessibility with respect to e-Government websites. It briefly examines accessibility guidelines, evaluation methods

  10. Testing the Competition: Usability of Commercial Information Sites Compared to Academic Library Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Travis, Tiffini Anne; Norlin, Elaina

    2002-01-01

    This usability study examines how students use electronic research libraries such as Questia, which has been designed to replace traditional libraries, and compares it with large university library Web sites. Suggests that design features incorporated by Web site designers can drastically affect the success of students doing research. (Author/LRW)

  11. Service Oriented E-Government

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stoll, Margareth; Laner, Dietmar, Dr.

    Due to different directives, the growing request for citizen-orientation, improved service quality, effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and reduction of costs, as well as administrative burden public administrations apply increasingly management tools and IT for continual service development and sustainable citizens' satisfaction. Therefore public administrations implement always more standard based management systems, such as quality ISO9001, environmental ISO 14001 or others. Due to this situation we used in different case studies as basis for e-government a the administration adapted, holistic administration management model to analyze stakeholder requirements and to integrate, harmonize and optimize services, processes, data, directives, concepts and forms. In these case studies the developed and consequently implemented holistic administration management model promotes constantly over more years service effectiveness, citizen satisfaction, efficiency, cost reduction, shorter initial training periods for new collaborators, employee involvement for sustainable citizen-oriented service improvement and organizational development.

  12. Bootstrapping Domain Ontology for Semantic Web Services from Source Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Meng, Weiyi

    up the Web services. In this paper, we propose the DeepMiner system which learns domain ontologies from the source Web sites. Given a set of sources in a domain of inter- est, DeepMiner first learns evaluated DeepMiner in several real-world do- mains. Preliminary results indicate that DeepMiner discovers

  13. Cooperative Web Weaving: The Team Approach to Web Site Development at Illinois State University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jagodzinski, Cecile; Cunningham, Jim; Day, Pam; Naylor, Sharon; Schobernd, Elizabeth

    1997-01-01

    Describes the development of a library Web site at Illinois State University. Examines library and university contexts, philosophy and mission statement, content and form, technical setting, political and professional issues, and lessons learned. Includes Web page content, design, technical, and procedural standards and guidelines. (PEN)

  14. From Web Sites to Web Applications: New Issues for Conceptual Modeling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luciano Baresi; Franca Garzotto; Paolo Paolini

    2000-01-01

    E-commerce, web-based booking systems, and on-line auction sys- tems are only a few examples that demonstrate how WWW sites are evolving from hypermedia information repositories to hypermedia distributed applica- tions, hereafter web applications. They blend navigation and browsing capabili- ties, common features of hypermedia, with \\

  15. High Plains Regional Ground-water Study web site

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Qi, Sharon L.

    2000-01-01

    Now available on the Internet is a web site for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program- High Plains Regional Ground-Water Study. The purpose of the web site is to provide public access to a wide variety of information on the USGS investigation of the ground-water resources within the High Plains aquifer system. Typical pages on the web site include the following: descriptions of the High Plains NAWQA, the National NAWQA Program, the study-area setting, current and past activities, significant findings, chemical and ancillary data (which can be downloaded), listing and access to publications, links to other sites about the High Plains area, and links to other web sites studying High Plains ground-water resources. The High Plains aquifer is a regional aquifer system that underlies 174,000 square miles in parts of eight States (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming). Because the study area is so large, the Internet is an ideal way to provide project data and information on a near real-time basis. The web site will be a collection of living documents where project data and information are updated as it becomes available throughout the life of the project. If you have an interest in the High Plains area, you can check this site periodically to learn how the High Plains NAWQA activities are progressing over time and access new data and publications as they become available.

  16. B2C e-commerce web site quality: an empirical examination

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mei Cao; Qingyu Zhang; John Seydel

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To identify what constitutes web site quality or what makes a web site effective. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This article examines and integrates four sets of factors that capture e-commerce web site quality using an IS success model: system quality, information quality, service quality, and attractiveness. A questionnaire survey was conducted to verify the measures of web site quality. Based

  17. Syskill & Webert: Identifying Interesting Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael J. Pazzani; Jack Muramatsu; Daniel Billsus

    1996-01-01

    We describe Syskill & Webert, a software agent that learnsto rate pages on the World Wide Web (WWW), decidingwhat pages might interest a user. The user rates exploredpages on a three point scale, and Syskill & Webert learnsa user profile by analyzing the information on each page.The user profile can be used in two ways. First, it can beused to

  18. Creating a Web Site for Advocacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erwin, Heather; Valley, Julia

    2005-01-01

    Because a mounting number of personnel, both young and old, continuously retrieve, seek out, communicate, assemble, and distribute information by way of the World Wide Web (WWW), it is vital for physical education teachers and other health/wellness promoters to tap into this source to advocate for their quality programs (Shiffett et al., 2001).…

  19. When Web Sites Post Test Answers, Professors Worry

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2008-01-01

    Several Web sites have emerged in recent years that encourage students to upload old exams to build a bank of test questions and answers that can be consulted by other students. This article reports that some professors have raised concerns about these sites, arguing that these could be used to cheat, especially if professors reuse old tests.…

  20. Teacher Participation in an Art Curriculum Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bridges, Barbara

    2000-01-01

    Focuses on ArtsNetMN--an art curriculum site developed by four Minnesota museums. Discusses design features on the ArtsNetMN site; collaboration as a key to ArtsNetMN's success as an online Learning Museum; the change from use of a listserv to a software product called Web Board; feedback from teachers; and implications for the classroom.…

  1. School Counseling Site Supervisor Training: A Web-Based Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swank, Jacqueline M.; Tyson, Lawrence

    2012-01-01

    A need exists for training school counseling site supervisors in providing clinical supervision to school counseling practicum and internship students. This article outlines a Web-based training program containing six modules to assist counselor education programs in educating school counseling site supervisors. The authors also address the…

  2. Usability of the Academic Library Web Site: Implications for Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGillis, Louise; Toms, Elaine G.

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess usability of an academic library Web site and to better understand how faculty and students complete typical tasks using one. Despite their success in completing the tasks, participants experienced difficulties in knowing where to start and with the site's information architecture-in particular while…

  3. Hot Spots on the Web for Teacher Librarians: A Selection of Recommended Web Sites for TLs To Visit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    Six papers review and recommend sites on the Web as resources for teacher librarians include: "Just Do It: A Guide to Getting Out There and Doing It Yourself" (Catherine Ryan); "A Selection of Recommended Web Sites for TLs To Visit" (Karen Bonanno); "A Selection of Recommended Web Sites for TLs To Visit" (Sandra Naude); "Internet Resources for the…

  4. A Virtual Web Environment for Mars Landing Site Studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gulick, V. C.; Deardorff, D. G.; Briggs, G. A.

    2001-01-01

    A collection of web tools is available for both the landing site and broader Mars science communities to better utilize, visualize, and analyze Mars Global Surveyor data. These tools have grown out of a two year effort between the Center for Mars Exploration (CMEX), and the NAS data visualization group at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), to promote interactions among the planetary community and to coordinate landing site activities. The web site will continue to evolve over the next several years as new tools and features are added to support the ongoing Mars missions.

  5. Analysis of Caching Mechanisms from Sporting Event Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhen Liu; Mark S. Squillante; Cathy H. Xia; S. Yu; Li Zhang; Naceur Malouch; Paul Dantzig

    2002-01-01

    Caching mechanisms are commonly implemented to improve the user experience as well as the server scalability at popular web\\u000a sites. With multi-tier, geographically distributed caches, it is often difficult to quantify the benefit provided by each\\u000a tier of caches. In this paper we present and analyze the design of a web serving architecture that has been successfully used\\u000a to host

  6. Barriers to e-government integration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wing Lam

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – Integration is a critical success factor for achieving a mature level of e-government. This research seeks to identify barriers to e-government integration (EGI). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 consultants with significant experience of e-government projects. The interview transcripts were analysed by the researcher to identify barriers in EGI. Findings – The findings resulted in a

  7. Published criteria for evaluating health related web sites: review

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Paul; Eng, Thomas R; Deering, Mary Jo; Maxfield, Andrew

    1999-01-01

    Objective To review published criteria for specifically evaluating health related information on the world wide web, and to identify areas of consensus. Design Search of world wide web sites and peer reviewed medical journals for explicit criteria for evaluating health related information on the web, using Medline and Lexis-Nexis databases, and the following internet search engines: Yahoo!, Excite, Altavista, Webcrawler, HotBot, Infoseek, Magellan Internet Guide, and Lycos. Criteria were extracted and grouped into categories. Results 29 published rating tools and journal articles were identified that had explicit criteria for assessing health related web sites. Of the 165 criteria extracted from these tools and articles, 132 (80%) were grouped under one of 12 specific categories and 33 (20%) were grouped as miscellaneous because they lacked specificity or were unique. The most frequently cited criteria were those dealing with content, design and aesthetics of site, disclosure of authors, sponsors, or developers, currency of information (includes frequency of update, freshness, maintenance of site), authority of source, ease of use, and accessibility and availability. Conclusions Results suggest that many authors agree on key criteria for evaluating health related web sites, and that efforts to develop consensus criteria may be helpful. The next step is to identify and assess a clear, simple set of consensus criteria that the general public can understand and use. Key messagesMany organisations and individuals have published criteria to evaluate health related information on the world wide webA literature and world wide web search found that the most frequently cited criteria were those dealing with content, design and aesthetics of site, disclosure of authors, sponsors, or developers, currency of information, authority of source, and ease of useCriteria related to confidentiality and privacy were only cited by one authorConsensus regarding critical criteria for evaluation of web based health information seems to be emergingOur results indicate that many authors agree on key criteria for evaluating health related web sites, and that efforts to develop a set of key criteria may be helpful PMID:10066209

  8. LOOKING FOR GENRES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB: CONTENT ANALYSIS OF AMERICAN AUTHOR WEB SITES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tim Hackman; Karen Patterson

    This project entails content analysis of 200 websites for authors commonly taught in university-level American literature survey courses. Using a faceted classification scheme to categorize site content, the researchers explore the extent to which consistency has developed in the scope and content of Web sites for authors in the canon of American literature. The goal is to identify both the

  9. Modeling Data-Intensive Web Sites 259 ModelingData-Intensive

    E-print Network

    Bouras, Christos

    Modeling Data-Intensive Web Sites 259 ChapterXII ModelingData-Intensive Web Sites-by-stepapproachtothedesign,implementation and management of a Data-Intensive Web Site (DIWS). The approach introduces five data formulation is that of "Web fragments," that is an information decomposition technique that aids design, implementation

  10. WSSLinks: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries maintains this site, which is an excellent example of a distributed meta-resource. The thirteen major thematic sections at this time include art and film, health, history, and science and technology, among others. Each section is maintained by a subject librarian at a different university library; the quality of selected sites listed demonstrates a cumulative expertise across these subject areas pertaining to women's studies. This information-rich site would benefit from the addition of an overall search engine.

  11. Official Salvador Dali Museum Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    Dedicated to the man who once remarked that "The difference between me and the surrealists is that I am Surrealism," the Salvador Dali Museum site contains a host of visual and written material on the artist and his storied life. The site contains such practical information as the hours of the museum, membership material, and a calendar of upcoming events such as lectures on Dali, recitals, and other performances at the Museum. However, the heart of the site is a visual introduction to the work of Dali, titled The Collection, which offers an overview of his different artistic periods and a biographical sketch. The paintings featured online include "Eggs on a Plate without a Plate" and "The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory." This site will be a must-see for Dali enthusiasts or those with a penchant for Surrealism.

  12. Swiss Bank Dormant Accounts Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    The Swiss Bankers Association provides this site, listing "all currently known dormant [bank] accounts" that were opened prior to the end of World War II by non-Swiss Citizens. The list can be browsed alphabetically, and contains only name and available information on last reported town and country. Also included is a listing of those given power of attorney by the account holders, as well as information on the individuals who gave power of attorney. This site provides information on how to file a claim, a claim form, and a list of contact offices for Ernst & Young, creators of this site. This list is an attempt by the SBA to "find the rightful owners of dormant accounts that were opened in Swiss banks prior to and during World War II." It is important in light of the recent news about the whereabouts of Holocaust victims' assets (discussed in the May 16, 1997 Scout Report).

  13. Essentials for the e-government security

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fazle Hadi; Fahad T. Bin Muhaya

    2011-01-01

    sa government services frequently. In the meantime the entire digitization of the system is prone to various security issues. Clear steps must be taken to ensure the privacy, authentication, integrity, and availability etc. This paper outlines some essential measures related to the e-government security. It also adds the security index into the e-government assessment method of the Department of Economic

  14. Crowdsourcing for e-governance: case study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Neeta Shah; Ashutosh Dhanesha; Dravida Seetharam

    2009-01-01

    In this case study, we share our experience with creating and running a large scale initiative in the state of Gujarat in India wherein Crowdsourcing [1] was used to develop e-Governance applications. The case study provides details on the methodology used, lessons learnt, key success factors, challenges faced, and recommendations for future usage of crowdsourcing for building e-Governance applications. In

  15. Environmental Protection Agency's Global Warming Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Home Page on Global Warming is served by the Waste Policy Institute for the EPA Office of Economy and Environment. This well organized site contains a great deal of information on global warming, climate change, and the greenhouse effect. It contains reports, slide presentations, and a glossary of terms, among other features. It also contains predictions on the impacts of global warming and discusses governmental policies and actions. If you would like to make a difference in the study of global warming, this site can also give you the information you need to get involved.

  16. Learning Usability Assessment Models for Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Davis, Paul

    2012-02-14

    and colleagues and the department faculty and staff for making my time at Texas A&M University a great experience. I wish to acknowledge and thank the Space Telescope Institute (STScI) and NASA for use of HubbleSite (hubblesite.org). My gratitude...

  17. Company Name: Cobham Exeter Web Site: www.cobham.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Cobham Exeter Web Site: www.cobham.com Industry: Manufacturing Brief Company Overview of typical entry-level position: Microwave Engineer We are seeking an experienced RF/Microwave Engineer Amplifiers, etc. Candidate must be capable of understanding customer specifications and demonstrate ability

  18. Company Name: Oracle Web Site: www.oracle.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Oracle Web Site: www.oracle.com Industry: Technology Brief Company Overview: Oracle around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle's industry-leading products give

  19. The GridSite Web\\/Grid security system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Mcnab

    2005-01-01

    SUMMARY This paper describes the architecture of the GridSite system, which adds support for several Grid security protocols to the Apache Web server platform. These include the Globus GSI authentication system, Grid Access Control Language (GACL) access policy files, and Distinguished Name (DN) List and Virtual Organization Membership Service (VOMS) group memberships. Particular emphasis is placed on how the architecture

  20. Company Name: Parsons Brinckerhoff Web Site: www.pbworld.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Parsons Brinckerhoff Web Site: www.pbworld.com Industry: Civil Engineering Brief Company Overview: Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients around the world. Parsons Brinckerhoff is a diverse company of 14,000 people in more than 150 offices

  1. Performance Software Web Site: www.psware.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Performance Software Web Site: www.psware.com Industry: Software Development Brief Company Overview: Performance Software Inc. is engaged in the design of Real-time Embedded Software software for leading edge avionics. Majors they typically recruit: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering

  2. Offensive Student Web Sites: What Should Schools Do?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Conn, Kathleen

    2001-01-01

    Threatening student web sites raise complex legal questions for schools. According to "Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), students' First Amendment rights must be abridged to ensure an orderly school environment. Recent litigation, educator rights, American Civil Liberties Union interventions, and legally defensible strategies for schools are discussed.…

  3. Instructional Technology Services Web Site: http://ttvn.tamu.edu

    E-print Network

    Showcase · Learn how technology can be used · 12 Sessions · Each session 20 minutes long · Explanation Schaefer, University Writing Center Nancy Small, Department of English Dennie Smith, Teaching, LearningInstructional Technology Services Presents Web Site: http://ttvn.tamu.edu Video Streams Channel 30

  4. Creating and Maintaining Data-Driven Course Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heines, Jesse M.

    This paper deals with techniques for reducing the amount of work that needs to be redone each semester when one prepares an existing course Web site for a new class. The key concept is algorithmic generation of common page elements while still allowing full control over page content via WYSIWYG tools like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia…

  5. Visit our web site http://mdphd.gpp.nih.gov

    E-print Network

    Talbot, James P.

    Visit our web site http://mdphd.gpp.nih.gov e-mail: mdphd@mail.nih.gov The NIH MD/PhD Partnership for PhD training & eligibility for NIH partnership MSTP funding for medical school at participating institutions Work in the NIH Clinical Research Center, the world's largest clinical facility devoted 100

  6. Company Name: John Hancock Web Site: www.johnhancock.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: John Hancock Web Site: www.johnhancock.com Industry: Financial Services Brief Company Overview: At John Hancock, you will find a wealth of opportunity both professionally and personally to Marketing, Sales to Legal, and Actuarial to Human Resources, to name a few. John Hancock is a subsidiary

  7. A Model Privacy Statement for Ohio Library Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Monaco, Michael J.

    The purpose of this research was to develop a model privacy policy statement for library World Wide Web sites. First, standards of privacy protection were identified. These standards were culled from the privacy and confidentiality policies of the American Library Association, the Federal Trade Commission's online privacy reports, the guidelines…

  8. Company Name: Enterasys Web Site: www.enterasys.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Enterasys Web Site: www.enterasys.com Industry: Computer Networking Brief Company leadership in a work environment that is large enough to provide a stable and profitable place of employment, but small enough where each person has a direct impact on the company?s success each and every day." Majors

  9. NSF Web Site The World's Smallest Fountain Pen?

    E-print Network

    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    NSF Web Site Discovery The World's Smallest Fountain Pen? New microscope tips use capillary action of 3nsf.gov - Discoveries - The World's Smallest Fountain Pen? - US National Science Found... 5/11/2007http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=104501 #12;can paint features as small as 40

  10. NSF Web Site Press Release 10-018

    E-print Network

    Rogers, John A.

    NSF Web Site Press Release 10-018 NSF Submits Its Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request of $7.4 Billion February 1, 2010 In its 60th anniversary year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) today submitted investment in research and development to at least 3 percent of the gross domestic product. NSF Director

  11. The Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bracken, James K.; Hinman, Larry G.

    This guide presents a selection of the most authoritative, informative and useful Web sites for today's college and university American literature students and scholars. Nearly 300 American authors whose works are features in the most recent editions of widely used literature anthologies are included in this volume. A chronological arrangement…

  12. The Effectiveness of Course Web Sites in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Comunale, Christie L.; Sexton, Thomas R.; Voss, Diana J. Pedagano

    2002-01-01

    Describes an exploratory study of the educational effectiveness of course Web sites among undergraduate accounting students and graduate students in business statistics. Measured Web site visit frequency, usefulness of each site feature, and the impacts of Web sites on perceived learning and course performance. (Author/LRW)

  13. Using a sentiment map for visualizing credibility of news sites on the web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yukiko Kawai; Yusuke Fujita; Tadahiko Kumamoto; Jianwei Jianwei; Katsumi Tanaka

    2008-01-01

    We have developed a visualizing news system that shows the trend of the news site on the Web for credibility. If users know the trend of the news site, users can evaluate the credibility of each news topic. This system detects and uses sentiments of each news article to resolve the trend of Web site. The trend of Web sites

  14. Staunton, VA Official Web Site Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The City of Staunton was founded in the 1740's in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia along the trail that evolved into the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, the main land route south, which wound down the western frontier of Colonial America from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Staunton's architectural ambience is nineteenth century -- site includes a walking tour of five historic districts with easy-to-download photos.

  15. Federated Search and the Library Web Site: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Sarah C.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how federated search engines are incorporated into the Web sites of libraries in the Association of Research Libraries. In 2009, information was gathered for each library in the Association of Research Libraries with a federated search engine. This included the name of the federated search service and…

  16. Federated Search and the Library Web Site: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sarah C. Williams

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how federated search engines are incorporated into the Web sites of libraries in the Association of Research Libraries. In 2009, information was gathered for each library in the Association of Research Libraries with a federated search engine. This included the name of the federated search service and the presence, placement, and context

  17. Ocean Instruments Web Site for Undergraduate, Secondary and Informal Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Farrington, J. W.; Nevala, A.; Dolby, L. A.

    2004-12-01

    An Ocean Instruments web site has been developed that makes available information about ocean sampling and measurement instruments and platforms. The site features text, pictures, diagrams and background information written or edited by experts in ocean science and engineering and contains links to glossaries and multimedia technologies including video streaming, audio packages, and searchable databases. The site was developed after advisory meetings with selected professors teaching undergraduate classes who responded to the question, what could Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution supply to enhance undergraduate education in ocean sciences, life sciences, and geosciences? Prototypes were developed and tested with students, potential users, and potential contributors. The site is hosted by WHOI. The initial five instruments featured were provided by four WHOI scientists and engineers and by one Sea Education Association faculty member. The site is now open to contributions from scientists and engineers worldwide. The site will not advertise or promote the use of individual ocean instruments.

  18. Personality in cyberspace: personal Web sites as media for personality expressions and impressions.

    PubMed

    Marcus, Bernd; Machilek, Franz; Schütz, Astrid

    2006-06-01

    This research examined the personality of owners of personal Web sites based on self-reports, visitors' ratings, and the content of the Web sites. The authors compared a large sample of Web site owners with population-wide samples on the Big Five dimensions of personality. Controlling for demographic differences, the average Web site owner reported being slightly less extraverted and more open to experience. Compared with various other samples, Web site owners did not generally differ on narcissism, self-monitoring, or self-esteem, but gender differences on these traits were often smaller in Web site owners. Self-other agreement was highest with Openness to Experience, but valid judgments of all Big Five dimensions were derived from Web sites providing rich information. Visitors made use of quantifiable features of the Web site to infer personality, and the cues they utilized partly corresponded to self-reported traits. PMID:16784349

  19. A Constructivist Learning Experience: Reconstructing a Web Site Using Web Based Multimedia Authoring Tools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Neo, Ken T. K.; Neo, Mai

    2001-01-01

    Uses multimedia to create a constructivist learning experience and to innovate a multimedia constructivist learning model based on a course at Multimedia University (Malaysia). Assessed students' problem solving skills and ability to evaluate a Web site's design, creativity, and navigational structure by requiring them to reconstruct and improve…

  20. A conceptual model with empirical verification for constructing non-profit organization Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yu-teng Jang; Shuchih Ernest Chang

    2005-01-01

    A module-based Web site design model containing various functions was proposed with corresponding guidelines and suggestions, for non-profit organizations (NPOs) to construct, maintain, and re-design their Web sites. By adopting this model, NPOs will be able to clearly re-examine their Web site operations and select more suitable information and mechanisms to provide on their Web sites. It was also suggested

  1. 48 CFR 311.7001 - Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...delivery via, an HHS-owned or -funded Web site. (b) Accordingly,...

  2. 48 CFR 311.7001 - Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...delivery via, an HHS-owned or -funded Web site. (b) Accordingly,...

  3. 48 CFR 311.7001 - Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...Section 508 accessibility standards for HHS Web site content and communications materials...delivery via, an HHS-owned or -funded Web site. (b) Accordingly,...

  4. 22 CFR 502.6 - Terms of use for accessing program materials available on agency Web sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...for accessing program materials available on agency Web sites. 502.6 Section 502.6 Foreign Relations...accessing program materials available on agency Web sites. (a) By accessing Agency Web sites, Requestors agree to all the Terms of...

  5. 77 FR 74266 - Review of National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-13

    ...Categorical Exclusion Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web Site AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration...survey review is now available on the FHWA Web site, http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21, and FTA Web site,...

  6. Lithuanian eGovernment Interoperability Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rimantas Gatautis; Genadijus Kulvietis; Elena Vitkauskaite

    2009-01-01

    Interoperability issues are widely discussed not only within business community, but more constantly between public administration representatives. An eGovernment Interoperability Framework (eGIF) is one way to achieve eGovernment interoperability. An eGIF is a set of standards and guidelines that a government uses to specify the preferred way that its agencies, citizens and partners interact with each other. eGIF includes: \\

  7. Assessing an Infant Feeding Web Site as a Nutrition Education Tool for Child Care Providers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Alena; Anderson, Jennifer; Adams, Elizabeth; Baker, Susan; Barrett, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Objective: Determine child care providers' infant feeding knowledge, attitude and behavior changes after viewing the infant feeding Web site and determine the effectiveness of the Web site and bilingual educational materials. Design: Intervention and control groups completed an on-line pretest survey, viewed a Web site for 3 months, and completed…

  8. Towards Adaptive Web Sites: Conceptual Framework and Mike Perkowitz Oren Etzioni

    E-print Network

    Anderson, Richard

    Towards Adaptive Web Sites: Conceptual Framework and Case Study Mike Perkowitz Oren Etzioni describe the design space of adaptive web sites and consider a case study: the problem of synthesizing new information can be tricky. Unlike the proverbial oyster that contains a single pearl, a web site often

  9. inria-00000421,version1-11Oct2005 Practical Semantic Analysis of Web Sites and Documents

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    inria-00000421,version1-11Oct2005 Practical Semantic Analysis of Web Sites and Documents Thierry make a parallel between programs and Web sites. We present some examples of semantic constraints semantics, logic programming, web sites, in- formation system, knowledge management, content management

  10. Profit-aware Admission Control for Overload Protection in E-commerce Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Wang, Haining

    Profit-aware Admission Control for Overload Protection in E-commerce Web Sites Chuan Yue--Overload protection is critical to E-commerce Web sites. This paper presents a profit-aware admission control mechanism for overload protection in E-commerce Web sites. Motivated by the observation [20] that once

  11. Beyond Electronic Brochures: An Analysis of Singapore Primary School Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hu, Chun; Soong, Andrew Kheng Fah

    2007-01-01

    This study aims to investigate how Singapore primary schools use their web sites, what kind of information is contained in the web sites, and how the information is presented. Based on an analysis of 176 primary school web sites, which represent all but one of the country's primary schools, findings indicate that most of Singapore's primary school…

  12. Just friends, good acquaintances or soul mates? An exploration of web site connectedness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amalia E. Maulana; Giana M. Eckhardt

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – This study aims to understand the meaning of web site connectedness from the consumer's point of view, and uncover the underlying meaning of emotional ties between visitors and web sites. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study, conducted a netnography which uses three qualitative research methods: online interviews; diary analysis; and observation of web site usage and behaviour. Seven respondents were

  13. Coarse-grained Classification of Web Sites by Their Structural Properties

    E-print Network

    Lindemann, Christoph

    Coarse-grained Classification of Web Sites by Their Structural Properties Christoph Lindemann properties which reflect the functionality of a Web site. These structural properties consider the size, the organization, the composition of URLs, and the link structure of Web sites. Opposed to previous work, we

  14. User Interface Guidelines for Enhancing Usability of Airline Travel Agency E-Commerce Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Choi, Min-Hyung

    . This is prominent in the air travel industry, where Web site usability is known to be poor. We examine how the current guidelines are inadequate for Web sites providing air travel information. We propose specificUser Interface Guidelines for Enhancing Usability of Airline Travel Agency E-Commerce Web Sites

  15. Articulation of web site design constraints: Effects of the task and designers' expertise

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aline Chevalier; Nathalie Bonnardel

    2007-01-01

    This paper aims at contributing to a better understanding of the cognitive activities of web site designers and, more precisely, their articulation and satisfaction of various design constraints. In this paper, we first present an experiment in which professional and novice designers have to evaluate a web site developed for reflecting usability errors identified in web sites. Then, the results

  16. 16 CFR 305.6 - Duty to provide labels on Web sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Duty to provide labels on Web sites. 305.6 Section 305.6 Commercial... § 305.6 Duty to provide labels on Web sites. For each covered product...label available on a publicly accessible Web site in a manner that allows catalog...

  17. 49 CFR 604.16 - Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. 604.16 Section 604.16 Transportation...Recipients With Respect to Charter Registration Web site § 604.16 Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. Each recipient shall ensure...

  18. 49 CFR 604.16 - Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. 604.16 Section 604.16 Transportation...Recipients With Respect to Charter Registration Web site § 604.16 Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. Each recipient shall ensure...

  19. 22 CFR 502.3 - Availability of program materials on public Web sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Availability of program materials on public Web sites. 502.3 Section 502.3 Foreign...Availability of program materials on public Web sites. (a) The Agency makes program...through the Agency's news and information Web sites designed for foreign...

  20. 49 CFR 604.16 - Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. 604.16 Section 604.16 Transportation...Recipients With Respect to Charter Registration Web site § 604.16 Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. Each recipient shall ensure...

  1. 49 CFR 604.16 - Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. 604.16 Section 604.16 Transportation...Recipients With Respect to Charter Registration Web site § 604.16 Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. Each recipient shall ensure...

  2. 49 CFR 604.16 - Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. 604.16 Section 604.16 Transportation...Recipients With Respect to Charter Registration Web site § 604.16 Duties for recipients with respect to charter registration Web site. Each recipient shall ensure...

  3. Investigating Web Sites of Faculties of Education: The Case of Turkey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kutluca, Tamer; Aydin, Serhat; Baki, Adnan

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the current status of the web sites of the Faculties of Education (FOEs) in Turkey. Bearing this in mind, a "Web Site Assessment Form" comprising thirty-seven items was developed and the web sites of the FOEs were evaluated with respect to "Content," "Currency," "Structure and Navigation" and "Visual Design"…

  4. 75 FR 42599 - Posting of Flight Delay Data on Web Sites

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-22

    ...2105-AE02 Posting of Flight Delay Data on Web Sites AGENCY: Office of the Secretary...information to a reporting air carrier's Web site from anytime between the 20th and 23rd...load flight performance data onto their Web sites on Saturday, July 24, 2010,...

  5. 75 FR 22391 - Notice of Web Site Publication for the Climate Program Office

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-28

    ...Docket No. 10041486-0186-01] Notice of Web Site Publication for the Climate Program...Office solicitation of grant proposals on its Web site at http://www.climate.noaa...available on the Climate Program Office Web site pertaining to the CPO's...

  6. How Accessible Are Public Libraries' Web Sites? A Study of Georgia Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ingle, Emma; Green, Ravonne A.; Huprich, Julia

    2009-01-01

    One issue that public librarians must consider when planning Web site design is accessibility for patrons with disabilities. This article reports a study of Web site accessibility of public libraries in Georgia. The focus of the report is whether public libraries use accessible guidelines and standards in making their Web sites accessible. An…

  7. How Accessible Are Public Libraries’ Web Sites? A Study of Georgia Public Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emma Ingle; Ravonne A. Green; Julia Huprich

    2009-01-01

    One issue that public librarians must consider when planning Web site design is accessibility for patrons with disabilities. This article reports a study of Web site accessibility of public libraries in Georgia. The focus of the report is whether public libraries use accessible guidelines and standards in making their Web sites accessible. An e-mail survey asked each of the 58

  8. Project Aristotle (sm): Automated Categorization of Web sites

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    Gerry McKiernan, Coordinator of the Science and Technology Section of the Reference and Instructional Services Department at Iowa State University, has created Project Aristotle, a pointers page for projects on "automated categorization of web resources." At present there are annotated links to over 35 projects available at the site. Projects include AT&T PHOAKS, Lund University's WAIS/World Wide Web Project, MIT's HyPursuit, and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) Scorpion, among others. Each entry contains principal investigator information, a project summary, connections to demonstration or prototype pages, and references. As Internet resources multiply, users will need classification of these resources more and more. You can follow the future of this field at this site.

  9. The (Short) Araneus Guide to WebSite Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giansalvatore Mecca; Paolo Merialdo; Paolo Atzeni; Valter Crescenzi

    1999-01-01

    this paper, we report on the recent advancementsof our research on designing and developing Web applicationscarried on in the framework of the Araneusproject [1]. In particular, we concentrate on two issueswe consider critical in this context:ffl the impact of a model-based approach on the sitedesign and development process (in Section 2);ffl the need to evolve from static catalogue sites tofull-fledged

  10. Sport Psychology Group Consultation Using Social Networking Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frederick Dietrich; Amber M. Shipherd; Lael Gershgoren; Edson Medeiros Filho; Itay Basevitch

    2012-01-01

    A social networking Web site, Facebook, was used to deliver long-term sport psychology consultation services to student-athletes (i.e., soccer players) in 30- to 60-min weekly sessions. Additional short-term team building, group cohesion, communication, anger management, injury rehabilitation, mental toughness, commitment, and leadership workshops were provided. Cohesion and overall relationships between both the student-athletes and the sport psychology consultants benefited from

  11. 75 FR 6063 - Availability of NRC Open Government Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-05

    This notice, which follows up on a January 11, 2010 (75 FR 1418), Federal Register notice, informs the public that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Open Government Web site (http:// www.nrc.gov/open) will be available by February 6, 2010, and directs that, after February 10, 2010, any public comments regarding NRC publication of high-value data sets or the NRC Open Government Plan should......

  12. Heuristic Evaluation of Usability of GeoWeb Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jitka Komarkova; Ondrej Visek; Martin Novak

    2007-01-01

    Usability of software belongs today to the top priorities of both managers and users of information technologies because the\\u000a dependency of the majority of mankind activities on information and communication technologies in general is increasing rapidly.\\u000a This requirement concerns geographic information systems in general but it principally concerns GeoWeb sites because spatial\\u000a data and tools for their utilization are nowadays

  13. Free Adult Internet Web Sites: How Prevalent Are Degrading Acts?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stacy Gorman; Elizabeth Monk-Turner; Jennifer N. Fish

    2010-01-01

    Russell (Dangerous relationships: Pornography, misogyny, and rape, 1988) argued that essential features of pornography were\\u000a the inclusion of more female than male nakedness and the portrayal of men in dominant roles. Utilizing a sample of 45 Internet\\u000a adult web sites, a content analysis was conducted to see if free and easily available Internet adult videos may generally\\u000a be described as

  14. Health 2.0: how interactive Web sites are changing the healthcare industry.

    PubMed

    Lombardi, Glenn; Baum, Neil

    2011-01-01

    Having a Web site is no longer a luxury or perk for your practice and your patients. A Web site is a basic necessity that patients are expecting firom their physicians and their practices. But patients want more than a mere Internet presence. They are expecting an interactive Web site, and they want to be able to communicate with the practice and the physicians. This article will discuss the creation of an interactive Web site and why it is necessary for doctors to enhance their Web site so that patients can interact with the practice. PMID:21506467

  15. Rating Health Web sites using the principles of Citation Analysis: A Bibliometric Approach

    PubMed Central

    1999-01-01

    The rapid growth in the number of health care related web sites necessitates that medical librarians be able to evaluate the quality of the web sites. By analysing the linked sources medical libraries web pages of nineteen of the top U.S. medical schools, this study used the citation analysis method. What was found with this bibliometric approach was a set of 78 most highly cited WWW sites out of thousands of cited links. The identification of the current, core section of health sciences related web sites with a bibliometric method gives librarians and information scientists another approach for evaluating web sites. PMID:11720913

  16. Where Are They Now? A Case Study of Health-related Web Site Attrition

    PubMed Central

    2002-01-01

    Background. When considering health-related Web sites, issues of quality generally focus on Web content. Little concern has been given to attrition of Web sites or the "fleeting" nature of health information on the World Wide Web. Since Web sites may be available for an uncertain period of time, a Web page may not be a sound reference. Objective. To address the issue of attrition, a defined set of health-related Web sites was examined at two separate time intervals. Methods. To determine the degree of attrition, Web sites obtained and recorded from a previous study were revisited approximately three years later. From December 1998 to May 1999, 184 Web sites were collected from which health claims were identified. During May and June 2002, the previously recorded URL for each Web site was entered into the address field of the browser Netscape Navigator. It was documented whether the original Web site could not be found, moved to a different URL location, or the URL and site location was found unchanged from the original search. For a Web site whose URL remained unchanged, it was also noted whether the site had maintained currency, (i.e. updated) since the original posting. To ensure that inaccessibility may not be due to temporary server problems, another attempt was made to access the sites at different periods of time. Results. When each URL address from the original set of 184 Web sites was re-entered into the address field of the browser, 108 (59%) of the sites could not be found, 31 (17%) had moved to a new URL address, and 45 (24%) of the sites could be found from the original URLs obtained in the previous study. Of the Web sites that moved to a new URL address, 7 sites provided a link from the original URL to redirect the viewer to the new location. Of the Web sites still in existence, 17 (38%) provided update information from the original posting. Conclusions. It can be difficult to locate information that was previously found on the Web, and if a reference to an item is provided, there is no guarantee that viewers will be able to find the site at a later time. Enhancements in Web technologies such as the Internet Archive may improve this situation. Future research that is directed toward making sure Web site viewers know the site will be accessible at a later time will enhance the Web as a valuable medical information resource. PMID:12554557

  17. Toward an E-Government Semantic Platform

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    Sbodio, Marco Luca; Moulin, Claude; Benamou, Norbert; Barthès, Jean-Paul

    This chapter describes the major aspects of an e-government platform in which semantics underpins more traditional technologies in order to enable new capabilities and to overcome technical and cultural challenges. The design and development of such an e-government Semantic Platform has been conducted with the financial support of the European Commission through the Terregov research project: "Impact of e-government on Territorial Government Services" (Terregov 2008). The goal of this platform is to let local government and government agencies offer online access to their services in an interoperable way, and to allow them to participate in orchestrated processes involving services provided by multiple agencies. Implementing a business process through an electronic procedure is indeed a core goal in any networked organization. However, the field of e-government brings specific constraints to the operations allowed in procedures, especially concerning the flow of private citizens' data: because of legal reasons in most countries, such data are allowed to circulate only from agency to agency directly. In order to promote transparency and responsibility in e-government while respecting the specific constraints on data flows, Terregov supports the creation of centrally controlled orchestrated processes; while the cross agencies data flows are centrally managed, data flow directly across agencies.

  18. Site-Wide Wrapper Induction for Life Science Deep Web Databases

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    Staab, Steffen

    Site-Wide Wrapper Induction for Life Science Deep Web Databases Saqib Mir1,2 , Steffen Staab2-world biochemical deep Web sources and report our preliminary results, which are very promising. Keywords: Deep Web-paste actions, create temporary text-files and manually link records. #12;"Deep Web" research aims to virtually

  19. A workload characterization study of the 1998 World Cup Web site

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    Martin Arlitt; Tai Jin

    2000-01-01

    This article presents a detailed workload characterization study of the 1998 World Cup Web site. Measurements from this site were collected over a three-month period. During this time the site received 1.35 billion requests, making this the largest Web workload analyzed to date. By examining this extremely busy site and through comparison with existing characterization studies, we are able to

  20. The MicrobesOnline Web site for comparative genomics

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    Alm, Eric J.; Huang, Katherine H.; Price, Morgan N.; Koche,Richard P.; Keller, Keith; Dubchak, Inna L.; Arkin, Adam P.

    2004-11-05

    At present, hundreds of microbial genomes have been sequenced, and hundreds more are currently in the pipeline. The Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival has developed a publicly available suite of Web-based comparative genomic tools (http://www.microbesonline.org) designed to facilitate multispecies comparison among prokaryotes. Highlights of the Microbes Online Web site include operon and regulon predictions, a multispecies genome browser, a multispecies Gene Ontology browser, a comparative KEGG metabolic pathway viewer, a Bioinformatics Workbench for in-depth sequence analysis, and Gene Carts that allow users to save genes of interest for further study while they browse. In addition, we provide an interface for genome annotation, which like all of the tools reported here, is freely available to the scientific community.

  1. AIDS web sites face censorship under new rating schemes.

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    1997-08-22

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a position paper regarding the software industry's proposed rating standards that will block and rate information judged unsuitable for minors. Following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the Communications Decency Act, a ruling that maintains a high level of free speech protection over the Internet, the software industry began examining mechanisms to rate online content. Legislators are considering criminal penalties for those who misrate a web page. These moves are seen as damaging to HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex information web sites that utilize jargon, street language, and explicit diagrams to teach safe sex practices to a wide audience. It is noted that related ratings and censorships do not apply to print material. PMID:11364598

  2. Accessibility Trends among Academic Library and Library School Web Sites in the USA and Canada

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    Axel Schmetzke; David Comeaux

    2009-01-01

    This paper focuses on the accessibility of North American library and library school Web sites for all users, including those with disabilities. Web accessibility data collected in 2006 are compared to those of 2000 and 2002. The findings of this follow-up study continue to give cause for concern: Despite improvements since 2002, library and library school Web sites still tend

  3. Collaboration of Students and Faculty Creating a Web-Site Based for Homework.

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    Packard, Abbot L.; Holmes, Glen A.

    This paper chronicles the building of a student based Web site method of quickly getting homework graded and back to the students with feedback. A Web site-supported statistics class offers an opportunity for students to check answers, get immediate feedback, and submit homework. A web-based support system should provide assistant for students of…

  4. SEAL - Tying Up Information Integration and Web Site Management by Ontologies

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    Alexander Maedche; Steffen Staab; Rudi Studer; York Sure; Raphael Volz

    2002-01-01

    Community web sites exhibit two dominating properties: They often need to integrate many different in- formation sources and they require an adequate web site management system. SEAL (SEmantic portAL) is a conceptual model that exploits ontologies for fulfilling the requirements set forth by these two prop- erties at once. The ontology provides a high level of sophistication for web information

  5. SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process1

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    1 SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process1 1 of Informatics Patision 76, Athens, 10434, GREECE {eirinaki, lampos, mvazirg, varlamis}@aueb.gr Abstract Web personalization is the process of customizing a Web site to the needs of each specific user or set of users

  6. SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    SEWeP: Using Site Semantics and a Taxonomy to Enhance the Web Personalization Process M. Eirinaki Patision 76, Athens, 10434, GREECE (30210) 8203519 {eirinaki, mvazirg, varlamis}@aueb.gr ABSTRACT Web personalization is the process of customizing a Web site to the needs of each specific user or set of users

  7. Pride on the Other Side: The Emergence of LGBT Web Sites for Prospective Students

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    Mathis, Daniel; Tremblay, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    For several decades, colleges have maintained an LGBT Web presence for currently enrolled students. These Web sites inform students about resources, services, events, and staff . They serve as a way to communicate a school's inclusivity and commitment to the LGBT population. Only recently have Web sites specifically targeted for the prospective…

  8. A GIS-Interface Web Site: Exploratory Learning for Geography Curriculum

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    Huang, Kuo Hung

    2011-01-01

    Although Web-based instruction provides learners with sufficient resources for self-paced learning, previous studies have confirmed that browsing navigation-oriented Web sites possibly hampers users' comprehension of information. Web sites designed as "categories of materials" for navigation demand more cognitive effort from users to orient their…

  9. Building Student-Centered Web Sites in the K12 Classroom.

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    Hall, Alison; Basile, Brigitte

    This paper examines the process of constructing a student-centered World Wide Web site and provides recommendations for improving this process. In the project, preservice teachers instructed the fifth grade students about how to design and develop a Web site on weather. The topics of the sessions included Internet ethics, using the Web,…

  10. Making Web Sites an Effective Recruitment Asset: Content Management Solutions Keep Web Sites Fresh and Relevant--and Students Engaged. Noel-Levitz White Paper

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    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Have you updated your Web site today? Is it possible that answering "yes" to this simple question is the key to the success of your marketing and recruiting efforts? In the current recruitment arena, the ability to update and maintain this one high-value asset (your Web site) might be the key to the potency of your institutional marketing effort.…

  11. Optimising web site designs for people with learning disabilities

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    Williams, Peter; Hennig, Christian

    2015-01-01

    Much relevant internet-mediated information is inaccessible to people with learning disabilities because of difficulties in navigating the web. This paper reports on the methods undertaken to determine how information can be optimally presented for this cohort. Qualitative work is outlined where attributes relating to site layout affecting usability were elicited. A study comparing web sites of different design layouts exhibiting these attributes is discussed, with the emphasis on methodology. Eight interfaces were compared using various combinations of menu position (vertical or horizontal), text size and the absence or presence of images to determine which attributes of a site have the greatest performance impact. Study participants were also asked for their preferences, via a ‘smiley-face’ rating scale and simple interviews. ‘Acquiescence bias’ was minimised by avoiding polar (‘yes/no’) interrogatives, achieved by asking participants to compare layouts (such as horizontal versus vertical menu), with reasons coaxed from those able to articulate them. Preferred designs were for large text and images. This was the reverse of those facilitating fastest retrieval times, a discrepancy due to preferences being judged on aesthetic considerations. Design recommendations that reconcile preference and performance findings are offered. These include using a horizontal menu, juxtaposing images and text, and reducing text from sentences to phrases, thus facilitating preferred large text without increasing task times.

  12. Global Land Survey Impervious Mapping Project Web Site

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    DeColstoun, Eric Brown; Phillips, Jacqueline

    2014-01-01

    The Global Land Survey Impervious Mapping Project (GLS-IMP) aims to produce the first global maps of impervious cover at the 30m spatial resolution of Landsat. The project uses Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data as its base but incorporates training data generated from very high resolution commercial satellite data and using a Hierarchical segmentation program called Hseg. The web site contains general project information, a high level description of the science, examples of input and output data, as well as links to other relevant projects.

  13. Inc. Online: The Web Site For Growing Companies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "Inc. Online is the full-service electronic consultant to people starting and running their own companies." The highlight of the Inc. Web site is the availability of over 4000 articles from the searchable archives of Inc. Magazine, Inc. Technology, and "The State of Small Business" issues going back to 1988. The archives are also arranged chronologically, and by topic and industry. Articles from the present issue are also available, as well as articles that go "beyond the magazine," interactive business worksheets, and shareware/demoware. Inc. product information, as well as magazine subscription information, is also present.

  14. Evaluations of architectural designs and implementation for database-driven web sites

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    Wen-syan Li; Wang-pin Hsiung; Oliver Po; K. Selçuk Candan; Divyakant Agrawal

    2002-01-01

    Response time is a key differentiation point among electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications. For many e-commerce applications, Web pages are created dynamically based on the current business state, stored in database systems. The architecture of database-driven e-commerce Web sites are more complex than that of typical Web sites. It requires integration of Web servers, application servers, and back-end database systems as

  15. Implementing and Managing Web Site Development in Education: Best Practices for Alberta School Jurisdictions.

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    Adamyk, Linda; Dach, Edna

    To successfully create a Web site, schools and jurisdictions must plan for the site's content, design and development and learn the principles of effective page design. This report contains technical advice on implementing and managing Web site development in schools. Following an introduction which discusses functions of jurisdiction and school…

  16. Mental Health Resources for LGBT Collegians: A Content Analysis of College Counseling Center Web Sites

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    Paul J. Wright; Christopher J. McKinley

    2010-01-01

    This study content analyzed a randomly selected stratified national sample of 203 four-year United States colleges' counseling center Web sites to assess the degree to which such sites feature information and reference services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) collegians. Results revealed that LGBT-targeted communications were infrequent. For instance, fewer than one third of counseling center Web sites described

  17. A Multi-granular Linguistic Hierarchical Model to Evaluate the Quality of Web Site Services

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    F. Herrera; E. Herrera-Viedma; L. Martínez; L.G. Pérez2; S. Alonso

    The explosion in the use of Internet has contributed to arise a lot of web sites that offer many kind of services (products,\\u000a information, etc). At the beginning the quality of these web sites was not too important because the most important fact was\\u000a that people knew that there was a web site because there was not a big competence.

  18. Developing fully functional E-government: A four stage model

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    Karen Layne; Jungwoo Lee

    2001-01-01

    Literature reports the experiences with e-government initiatives as chaotic and unmanageable, despite recent numerous initiatives at different levels of government and academic and practitioners’ conferences on e-government. E-government presents a number of challenges for public administrators. To help public administrators think about e-government and their organizations, this article describes different stages of e-government development and proposes a ‘stages of growth’

  19. Analysis of governmental Web sites on food safety issues: a global perspective.

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    Namkung, Young; Almanza, Barbara A

    2006-10-01

    Despite a growing concern over food safety issues, as well as a growing dependence on the Internet as a source of information, little research has been done to examine the presence and relevance of food safety-related information on Web sites. The study reported here conducted Web site analysis in order to examine the current operational status of governmental Web sites on food safety issues. The study also evaluated Web site usability, especially information dimensionalities such as utility, currency, and relevance of content, from the perspective of the English-speaking consumer. Results showed that out of 192 World Health Organization members, 111 countries operated governmental Web sites that provide information about food safety issues. Among 171 searchable Web sites from the 111 countries, 123 Web sites (71.9 percent) were accessible, and 81 of those 123 (65.9 percent) were available in English. The majority of Web sites offered search engine tools and related links for more information, but their availability and utility was limited. In terms of content, 69.9 percent of Web sites offered information on foodborne-disease outbreaks, compared with 31.5 percent that had travel- and health-related information. PMID:17066944

  20. A comparison of web sites used to manage and present home blood pressure readings.

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    Patel, Birju; Turban, Sharon; Anderson, Cheryl; Charleston, Jeanne; Miller, Edgar R; Appel, Lawrence J

    2010-06-01

    Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring is now recommended as a routine component of blood pressure management in patients with known or suspected hypertension. Over the last few years, a large number of Web sites, commonly termed Personal Health Records, have been developed so that patients can manage and present HBP readings. The objective of this report is to describe and compare these Web sites. A list of 33 desirable Web site features, organized into 4 categories, was developed. Between June and August of 2009, a total of 60 Web sites was identified, of which 20 were free or free to try. Each of the 20 Web sites displayed HBP readings in tabular and graphical formats, most offered an option to print results in tabular (70%) and graphical (70%) form, and many (47%) could download HBP data from Microsoft HealthVault. In contrast, none of the Web sites directly linked with common electronic medical records. Overall, Web sites offered between 41% and 77% of the 33 features considered desirable. In conclusion, there is considerable variation in available features on Web sites used to manage HBP data. Information presented in this report should be useful to physicians and patients in selecting a Web site for managing and presenting HBP readings and ultimately improving blood pressure control. PMID:20591083

  1. Design Principles for E-Government Architectures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sandoz, Alain

    The paper introduces a holistic approach for architecting systems which must sustain the entire e-government activity of a public authority. Four principles directly impact the architecture: Legality, Responsibility, Transparency, and Symmetry leading to coherent representations of the architecture for the client, the designer and the builder. The approach enables to deploy multipartite, distributed public services, including legal delegation of roles and outsourcing of non mandatory tasks through PPP.

  2. An Overview of E-Government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shivakumar Kolachalam

    Abstract Recent development in Digital Communication systems, Internet\\/Intranet technology, and Open-Source software resulted in restructuring of 1st & 2nd generation information systems into cheaper, inter-connectable, and globally accessible user-friendly systems, enabling people to move towards e-government age. Government is an institution that meets some of society’s most critical needs and any\\/every member,of the society sometime or other has to interact

  3. Workload Characterization for an E-commerce Web Site Department of Computer Science

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Workload Characterization for an E-commerce Web Site Qing Wang Department of Computer Science been discovered which identifies the types re- quests that users make of E-commerce systems-rental company based on a 24 hour web server log. Our main conclusions are: i) An E-commerce web page typically

  4. Focus Groups and Usability Testing in Redesigning an Academic Library's Web Site

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    Oldham, Bonnie W.

    2008-01-01

    As the World Wide Web has advanced since its inception, librarians have endeavored to keep pace with this progress in the design of their library Web pages. User recommendations collected from focus groups and usability testing have indicated that the University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library's Web site was not working as intended, and…

  5. It's Time to Use a Wiki as Part of Your Web Site

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    Ribaric, Tim

    2007-01-01

    Without a doubt, the term "wiki" has leaked into almost every discussion concerning Web 2.0. The real question becomes: Is there a place for a wiki on every library Web site? The answer should be an emphatic "yes." People often praise the wiki because it offers simple page creation and provides instant gratification for amateur Web developers.…

  6. Improving Geoscience Outreach Through Multimedia Enhanced Web Sites - An Example From Connecticut

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    J. A. Hyatt; C. R. Coron; T. J. Schroeder; T. Fleming; P. A. Drzewiecki

    2005-01-01

    Although large governmental web sites (e.g. USGS, NASA etc.) are important resources, particularly in relation to phenomena with global to regional significance (e.g. recent Tsunami and Hurricane disasters), smaller academic web portals continue to make substantive contributions to web-based learning in the geosciences. The strength of \\

  7. The Shark-Search Algorithm. An Application: Tailored Web Site Mapping

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Herscovici; Michal Jacovi; Yoëlle S. Maarek; Dan Pelleg; Menachem Shtalhaim; Ur Sigalit

    1998-01-01

    This paper introduces the “shark search” algorithm, a refined version of one of the first dynamic Web search algorithms, the “fish search”. The shark-search has been embodied into a dynamic Web site mapping that enables users to tailor Web maps to their interests. Preliminary experiments show significant improvements over the original fish-search algorithm.

  8. Tracking changes in search behaviour at a health web site.

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    Eklund, Ann-Marie

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, the internet is used as a means to provide the public with official information on many different topics, including health related matters and care providers. In this work we have studied a search log from the official Swedish health web site 1177.se for patterns of search behaviour over time. To improve the analysis, we mapped the queries to UMLS semantic types and MeSH categories. Our analysis shows that, as expected, diseases and health care activities are the ones of most interest, but also a clear increased interest in geographical locations in the setting of health care providers. We also note a change over time in which kinds of diseases are of interest. Finally, we conclude that this type of analysis may be useful in studies of what health related topics matter to the public, but also for design and follow-up of public information campaigns. PMID:22874314

  9. Exploring the factors associated with Web site success in the context of electronic commerce

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    Chang Liu; Kirk P. Arnett

    2000-01-01

    Abstract Web sites are being widely deployed commercially. As the widespread use and dependency on Web technology increases, so does the need to assess factors associated with Web site success. The objective is to explore these factors in the context of electronic commerce,(EC). The research framework,was,derived from,information,systems,and,marketing,literature. Webmasters,from Fortune 1000 companies,were used as the target group for a survey. Four

  10. Beyond surveys and focus groups: usability testing can help you hone your Web site design.

    PubMed

    2004-07-01

    Usability testing goes beyond surveys, Web trend analysis, and focus groups by providing direct observation of how people interact with a site. The process can be informal and inexpensive, involving a few participants and a Web designer. Or it can be more formal, using special technology and professional usability analysts. But even a relatively casual usability test can give Web designers information about the site that they can't get in any other way. PMID:15346969

  11. RequestPolicy: Increasing Web Browsing Privacy through Control of Cross-Site Requests

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    Zhang, Beichuan

    ,bzhang}@cs.arizona.edu Abstract. Many requests that a Web browser makes are not made to the primary site a user is visiting. It is common for websites to instruct browsers to make additional requests to third-party sites for content, ad browsers. We look at the usability of RequestPolicy as well its impact on the Web browsing experience. Our

  12. The web sites of international tourist hotels and tour wholesalers in Taiwan

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    C.-S. Wan

    2002-01-01

    This study evaluates the web sites of international tourist hotels and tour wholesalers in Taiwan. The evaluation system consists of three general user criteria: user interface, variety of information and online reservation. Results show that 50 percent of the total sample of hotels and tour wholesalers have already established web sites. Among these “user interface” was rated highest among the

  13. What Teens Want to Know: Sexual Health Questions Submitted to a Teen Web Site

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    Vickberg, Suzanne M. Johnson; Kohn, Julia E.; Franco, Lydia M.; Criniti, Shannon

    2003-01-01

    In 1999 Planned Parenthood[R] Federation of America (PPFA[R]) launched teenwire.com[SM], a Web site for young people. This study was designed to determine teens' reproductive health information needs. Selected for analysis were 1,219 submissions to the Ask the Experts section of the Web site. Each submission was independently coded by three of the…

  14. Evaluation of web sites for B2C e-commerce

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    Charles Oppenheim; Louise Ward

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this research is to report the results of research that was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of a number of web sites selling chocolate. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research was founded on a series of criteria for evaluating such web sites, based upon a review of the literature. A series of criteria were developed and

  15. Using the Expertise Web Site http://www.bumc.bu.edu/expertise

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    ;_________________________________Search Term Enter your search term in this textbox Using the Expertise Web Site : Basic Search http searches are project terms from NIH Reporter data and are BU specific Using the Expertise Web Site a Basic Search Updating your Expertise Profile Performing an Advanced Search #12

  16. Using the Expertise Web Site http://www.bumc.bu.edu/expertise

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    ;_________________________________Search Term Enter your search term in this textbox Using the Expertise Web Site : Basic Search http searches are project terms from NIH Reporter data and are BU specific Using the Expertise Web Site a Basic Search Establishing and Updating your Expertise Profile Performing an Advanced Search #12

  17. Analyzing Web Server Logs to Improve a Site's Usage. The Systems Librarian

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    Breeding, Marshall

    2005-01-01

    This column describes ways to streamline and optimize how a Web site works in order to improve both its usability and its visibility. The author explains how to analyze logs and other system data to measure the effectiveness of the Web site design and search engine.

  18. School Libraries Online: A Professional Web Site for School Library Personnel.

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    Clyde, Laurel A.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the School Libraries Online Web site, created as the Web site of the International Association of School Librarianship to help improve library and information services in schools by helping school librarians to locate appropriate resources. Discusses current events and news; resources to support professional practice; professional…

  19. Learning and Revising User Profiles: The Identification of Interesting Web Sites

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    Michael J. Pazzani; Daniel Billsus

    1997-01-01

    We discuss algorithms for learning and revising user profiles that can determine which World Wide Web sites on a given topic would be interesting to a user. We describe the use of a naive Bayesian classifier for this task, and demonstrate that it can incrementally learn profiles from user feedback on the interestingness of Web sites. Furthermore, the Bayesian classifier

  20. A usability evaluation exploring the design of American Nurses Association state web sites.

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    Alexander, Gregory L; Wakefield, Bonnie J; Anbari, Allison B; Lyons, Vanessa; Prentice, Donna; Shepherd, Marilyn; Strecker, E Bradley; Weston, Marla J

    2014-08-01

    National leaders are calling for opportunities to facilitate the Future of Nursing. Opportunities can be encouraged through state nurses association Web sites, which are part of the American Nurses Association, that are well designed, with appropriate content, and in a language professional nurses understand. The American Nurses Association and constituent state nurses associations provide information about nursing practice, ethics, credentialing, and health on Web sites. We conducted usability evaluations to determine compliance with heuristic and ethical principles for Web site design. We purposefully sampled 27 nursing association Web sites and used 68 heuristic and ethical criteria to perform systematic usability assessments of nurse association Web sites. Web site analysis included seven double experts who were all RNs trained in usability analysis. The extent to which heuristic and ethical criteria were met ranged widely from one state that met 0% of the criteria for "help and documentation" to states that met greater than 92% of criteria for "visibility of system status" and "aesthetic and minimalist design." Suggested improvements are simple yet make an impact on a first-time visitor's impression of the Web site. For example, adding internal navigation and tracking features and providing more details about the application process through help and frequently asked question documentation would facilitate better use. Improved usability will improve effectiveness, efficiency, and consumer satisfaction with these Web sites. PMID:24818790

  1. Criteria for the Assessment of Foreign Language Instructional Software and Web Sites.

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    Rifkin, Benjamin

    2003-01-01

    Presents standards for assessing language-learning software and Web sites in three different contexts: (1) teachers considering whether and how to integrate computer-mediated materials into their instruction; (2) specialists writing reviews of software or Web sites for professional journals; and (3) college administrators evaluating the quality of…

  2. The Path to Graduation: A Model Interactive Web Site Design Supporting Doctoral Students

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    Simmons-Johnson, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    Objective. This 2-phase mixed method study assessed 2nd-year doctoral students' and dissertation students' perceptions of the current Graduate School of Education dissertation support Web site, with implications for designing a model dissertation support Web site. Methods. Phase 1 collected quantitative and qualitative data through an…

  3. A Checklist for Designing and Evaluating Physical Education Program Web Sites

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    Tucker, Michael; Hill, Grant

    2009-01-01

    Creating a physical education department web site is an excellent way to promote a positive image of the program, because students and parents are able to find important information and improve the lines of communication. A well-designed physical education web site can even encourage students to increase their physical activity levels. Improved…

  4. Cantina: a content-based approach to detecting phishing web sites

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    Yue Zhang; Jason I. Hong; Lorrie Faith Cranor

    2007-01-01

    Phishing is a significant problem involving fraudul ent email and web sites that trick unsuspecting users into reveal ing private information. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of CANTINA, a novel, content-based approach to detecting phishing web sites, based on the TF-IDF i nformation retrieval algorithm. We also discuss the design and evaluation of several heuristics

  5. Panel on the Development, Maintenance, and Use of Course Web Sites

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    Börner, Katy

    Panel on the Development, Maintenance, and Use of Course Web Sites Jesse Heines (Moderator), heines@cs.uml-of-the-art. UMass Lowell Computer Science Technical Rpt. No. 2002- 04. http://www.cs.uml.edu/~heines/techrpts/papers/Grankov skaSvitlana_CourseWebSites.pdf [2] Heines, Jesse M. Evaluating the effect of a course

  6. Parents' Evaluation of the Usability of a Web Site on Recommended Practices.

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    Cook, Robert S.; Rule, Sarah; Mariger, Heather

    2003-01-01

    This article describes 21 parents' evaluation of a Web site intended to provide practical information about recommended practices such as activity-based or embedded instruction to families whose young children have disabilities or are at developmental risk. The parent group found the Web site, SPIES for Parents, to be helpful, useful, and…

  7. Going beyond Lecturing by Using Student Web Site Presentations in a Human Sexuality Course

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    Hughes, Jennifer L.

    2008-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of Web site presentations in human sexuality courses. Web site presentations are a good way to incorporate additional information about human sexuality into a course, and they provide a way to learn to critique human sexuality material on the Internet. In addition, they help students to practice presentation skills. A…

  8. Manufacturing menopause: An analysis of the portrayal of menopause and information content on pharmaceutical web sites

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    Deborah Hile Charbonneau

    2010-01-01

    Consumer-targeted prescription drug advertising serves as an interesting lens through which we can examine the portrayal of menopause in online drug advertisements. The aim of this study was to explore the portrayal of menopause on web sites sponsored by pharmaceutical companies for hormone therapies (HT). To unravel this question, a qualitative content analysis of web sites for FDA-approved hormone therapies

  9. Manufacturing Menopause: An Analysis Of The Portrayal Of Menopause And Information Content On Pharmaceutical Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Deborah H. Charbonneau

    2010-01-01

    Consumer-targeted prescription drug advertising serves as an interesting lens through which we can examine the portrayal of menopause in online drug advertisements. The aim of this study was to explore the portrayal of menopause on web sites sponsored by pharmaceutical companies for hormone therapies (HT). To unravel this question, a qualitative content analysis of web sites for FDA-approved hormone therapies

  10. Electronic Government and Online Engagement: Citizen Interaction with Government via Web Portals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yu-Che Chen; Daniela V. Dimitrova

    2006-01-01

    This exploratory study examines civic engagement with e-government via Web sites. It provides an analytical framework that integrates both the supply and the demand sides of citizen interaction with e-government. In modeling three dimensions of online civic engagement (government information access, service transactions, and contributing to government policy-making processes), the study framework incorporates a number of variables, including political activism,

  11. A Tale of Two Web Spaces: Comparing Sites Using Web Impact Factors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Alastair

    1999-01-01

    Explains the Web impact factor (WIF) for comparing the relative attractiveness or influence of Web spaces, where the WIF is the number of pages linking to a Web space divided by the number of pages in the Web space. Compares WIFs for Australasian universities and for Australasian electronic journals. (Author/LRW)

  12. Web Toolbox Guide for Creating Web Surveys Main web tools page: http://www.webservices.uiuc.edu bookmark this site

    E-print Network

    Liberzon, Daniel

    Web Toolbox Guide for Creating Web Surveys Main web tools page: http registration forms (workshops, seminars, retreats, etc) o "Survey Builder" to create a survey (evaluations, feedback, etc) 2. Create a New Web Survey (FYI..."surveys" are almost identical to "forms"--use survey

  13. A University e-commerce site, which sells goods or services to customers via a Web site. A merchant that

    E-print Network

    Sibille, Etienne

    A University e-commerce site, which sells goods or services to customers via a Web site. A merchant by a third-party provider, the payment gateway provides a secure interface between your e- commerce site and the credit card processor. E-Commerce Credit Card Processing Model A financial institution that establishes

  14. Designing web sites: The cognitive processes of lay-designers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nathalie Bonnardel; Laurence Lanzone

    2003-01-01

    Over the past few years, the World Web Wide (web) has become a ubiquitous infrastructure, supporting a wide range of services offered by large organizations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. One of the most striking characteristics of the web is how it can enable individuals to design and \\

  15. The Rise of the E-Citizen: How People Use Government Agencies' Web Sites

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Larsen, Elena.

    2002-01-01

    At one time, creating and maintaining a Web site was an option for government agencies. However, with the increase in Internet traffic, laws and executive orders are now mandating that governments provide, at a minimum, basic online information and services to the Internet community. This report, produced by the Pew Internet and the American Life Project, states that nearly 68 million American adults have used government agency Web sites at one time or another. Of the 68 million, 42 million have used government Web sites to research public policy issues, 23 million have used the Internet to send comments to public officials concerning policy choices, 14 million have used government Web sites to gather information to help them decide how to cast their votes, and 13 million have participated in online lobbying campaigns. Accessible in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, this report is divided into four parts: Who visits government Web sites and what they do; A closer look at some activities, which focuses on more specific goals and actions of government site users; Different types of government Web site users, which identifies three major variables associated with differences among those who use government agency Web sites; and finally, A case study of the last visit to government Websites, which reveals data from a survey taken by members of the American Life Project.

  16. Salt marsh hydrology data web site facilitates research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gardner, L. R.; Reeves, H. W.

    The interface between maritime forests and inter-tidal salt marshes along the southeastern coast of the United States is a major ecological boundary characterized by a sequence of botanical zones that typically consist of pine/ oak forest>Iva>Juncus>Salicornia>Spartina. In addition to questions regarding the physical and chemical factors that govern this ecotone, this interface is of interest because of the potential for groundwater flow to transfer nutrients and pollutants from developed uplands to the adjacent marshes. The interface is also of interest because it is presumably migrating upslope as a result of ongoing sea level rise and concomitant aquifer salinization.A new Web site, http://links.baruch.sc.edu/data/GRNDWATER/data/data.htm, contains long-term and spatially dense measurements of groundwater heads and salinity from a network of nested piezometers that has been installed along three forest-marsh transects across the Crab Haul Creek finger marsh basin at the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgetown County South Carolina (Figure 1).

  17. Go ahead, visit those web sites, you can`t get hurt, can you?

    SciTech Connect

    Rothfuss, J.S.; Parrett, J.W.

    1997-02-01

    Browsing (surfing) the World Wide Web (the web) has exploded onto the Internet with an unprecedented popularity. Fueled by massive acceptance, the web client/server technology is leaping forward with a speed that competes with no other software technology. The primary force behind this phenomenon is the simplicity of the web browsing experience. People who have never touched a computer before can now perform sophisticated network tasks with a simple point-and-click. Unfortunately, this simplicity gives many, if not most, web wanderers the impression that the web browser is risk free, nothing more than a high powered television. This misconception is dangerous by creating the myth that a user visiting a web site is immune from subversive or malicious intent. While many want you to believe that surfing the web is as simple as using any other household appliance, it is not like surfing television channels, it is bi-directional. You can learn a lot of useful information from web sites. But, either directly or indirectly, others can also learn quite a bit about you. Of even more concern is a web sites` potential ability to exert control over the local computer. This paper tries to consolidate some of the current concerns that you should consider as you jump into the surf.

  18. 75 FR 58411 - Medicare Program; Town Hall Meeting on the Physician Compare Web Site, October 27, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-24

    Section 10331 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, ``Public Reporting of Performance Information'' requires CMS to establish a Physician Compare Web site by January 1, 2011. This notice announces a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Physician Compare Web site. The purpose of this Town Hall meeting is to solicit input from stakeholders on the Physician Compare Web site. The......

  19. Food and Beverage Brands that Market to Children and Adolescents on the Internet: A Content Analysis of Branded Web Sites

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    Henry, Anna E.; Story, Mary

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To identify food and beverage brand Web sites featuring designated children's areas, assess marketing techniques present on those industry Web sites, and determine nutritional quality of branded food items marketed to children. Design: Systematic content analysis of food and beverage brand Web sites and nutrient analysis of food and…

  20. An Exploratory Usability Evaluation of Colorado State University Libraries' Digital Collections and the Western Waters Digital Library Web Sites

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    Zimmerman, Don; Paschal, Dawn Bastian

    2009-01-01

    In an exploratory study, participants (n = 18) completed 11 usability tasks to assess ease of use of two Web sites, and then a Web site perception questionnaire for each. Participants rated both Web sites positively, but 25% and 36% could not complete all tasks; doing so required more than a minute to complete. (Contains 2 figures and 7 tables.)

  1. 75 FR 60761 - Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act; Notice to Public of Web site Location of Fiscal...

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    2010-10-01

    ...Modernization Act; Notice to Public of Web site Location of Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed...Administration (FDA) is announcing the Web site location where it will post a list...different guidances. This notice announces the Web site location of the list of guidances...

  2. Mental Health Professionals' Perspectives on Sex Offender Registry Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alvin Malesky; Jeanmarie Keim

    2001-01-01

    In an attempt to reduce the occurrence of childhood sexual abuse, some state governments have passed legislation allowing the public access to sex offender registries. One of the ways this access is granted is through the world wide web (web). There is, however, limited research on the impact this type of community notification has on actual rates of child sexual

  3. Detection of Access to Terror-Related Web Sites Using an Advanced Terror Detection System (ATDS)

    E-print Network

    Last, Mark

    Detection of Access to Terror-Related Web Sites Using an Advanced Terror Detection System (ATDS and perform acts of terror. The Advanced Terrorist Detection System (ATDS), is aimed at tracking down online been trying to identify terrorist activities on the Web to prevent future acts of terror (Ingram, 2006

  4. Field Notes as a Web Site: Integrating Multimedia into Anthropological Documents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gareth Barkin; Glenn Davis Stone

    2004-01-01

    Anthropologists are increasingly returning from the field with digital images and other media, along with their field notes. This article lays out the “Web site model” for integrating digital images, audio, and other media files into unified field note documents through the use of a Web page editor. It explains how to generate multimedia galleries and link them within textual

  5. USING AUTOMATED TOOLS TO IMPROVE WEB SITE USAGE BY USERS WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MELODY Y. IVORY; JENNIFER MANKOFF

    2003-01-01

    The World Wide Web plays an important role in our society—enabling broader access to information and services than was previously available. However, Website usability and accessibility are still a problem. Numerous, automated, evaluation and transformation tools are available to help Web developers build better sites for users with diverse needs. A survey of these automated tools is presented in the

  6. Collaborative Web-sites for English Composition Jochen Rick, Mark Guzdial, Karen Carroll

    E-print Network

    Guzdial, Mark

    , Communications, and Culture Georgia Institute of Technology Abstract CoWeb is a collaborative learning of the tool in supporting learning at a low cost in one environment (freshman-level English class1 Collaborative Web-sites for English Composition Jochen Rick, Mark Guzdial, Karen Carroll College

  7. Experimental Results of Cross-Site Exchange of Web Content Anomaly Detector Alerts

    E-print Network

    Yang, Junfeng

    Experimental Results of Cross-Site Exchange of Web Content Anomaly Detector Alerts Nathaniel Boggs1-day and polymorphic attacks pose a critical widespread threat to web servers. Network-based Anomaly Detection (AD false alarms. For instance, see shadow servers in [1]. We propose a large scale network of AD sensors

  8. Impact of Internet Images: Impression-Formation Effects of University Web Site Images

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    Ramasubramanian, Srividya; Gyure, James F.; Mursi, Nasreen M.

    2002-01-01

    Institutions of higher education are increasingly becoming dependent on Web-based marketing to reach out to their target audiences. The current empirical study examines the types of impressions formed by prospective students based on exposure to different university Web site images. A between-subjects experiment was conducted using four identical…

  9. Web navigation and the behavioral effects of constantly visible site maps

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David R. Danielson

    2002-01-01

    Knowledge regarding how Web information-seekers behave with respect to the structures and cues they are provided with may shed light on general principles of navigation in electronic spaces, and assist designers in making more informed structural decisions. This study examines user movement through hierarchically structured Web sites and the behavioral effects of a constantly visible, textual contents list for relatively

  10. Timeless Strategy Meets New Medium: Going Negative on Congressional Campaign Web Sites, 2002–2006

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James N. Druckman; Martin J. Kifer; Michael Parkin

    2010-01-01

    In a few short years, the World Wide Web has become a standard part of candidates' campaign tool kits. Virtually all candidates have their own sites, and voters, journalists, and activists visit the sites with increasing frequency. In this article, we study what candidates do on these sites—in terms of the information they present—by exploring one of the most enduring

  11. Developing and Evaluating the GriefLink Web Site: Processes, Protocols, Dilemmas and Lessons Learned

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    Clark, Sheila; Burgess, Teresa; Laven, Gillian; Bull, Michael; Marker, Julie; Browne, Eric

    2004-01-01

    Despite a profusion of recommendations regarding the quality of web sites and guidelines related to ethical issues surrounding health-related sites, there is little guidance for the design and evaluation of sites relating to loss and grief. This article, which addresses these deficiencies, results from a community consultation process of designing…

  12. Company Name: U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs Web Site: www.marineofficer.com

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs Web Site: www.marineofficer.com Industry: Military, Government Brief Company Overview: A Marine Corps Officer is a leader, a warrior and an upstanding citizen

  13. Statistical Profiles of Highly-Rated Web Sites Melody Y. Ivory

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    Hearst, Marti

    Statistical Profiles of Highly-Rated Web Sites Melody Y. Ivory EECS Department UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 ivory@cs.berkeley.edu Marti A. Hearst SIMS UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-4600 hearst

  14. 21 CFR 1304.50 - Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that dispense controlled...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...practitioners that dispense controlled substances by means of the Internet. 1304.50 Section 1304.50 Food and Drugs DRUG...practitioners that dispense controlled substances by means of the Internet. For a Web site to identify itself as...

  15. Who is referring teens to health information on the web?: hyperlinks between blogs and health web sites for teens

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leanne Bowler; Daqing He; Wan Yin Hong

    2011-01-01

    This study analyzes the hyperlinks leading to six teen health web sites from a specific form of social media -- blogs - in order to discover who is referring teens to reliable health information. This was done by gathering inlink data using Google Webmaster Tools and then classifying inlink sources by type of creator. The study found that the teen

  16. A Dynamic Web Agent for Verifying the Security and Integrity of a Web Site's Contents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Soroush Sedaghat; Josef Pieprzyk; Ehsan Vossough

    2001-01-01

    To harness safe operation of Web-based systems in Web environments, we propose an SSPA (Server-based SHA-1 Page-digest Algorithm) to verify the integrity of Web contents before the server issues an HTTP response to a user request. In addition to standard security measures, our Java implementation of the SSPA, which is called the Dynamic Security Surveillance Agent (DSSA), provides further security

  17. The Evaluation of B2C E-Commerce Web Sites Based on Fuzzy AHP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jun Fei; Lihua Yu

    2008-01-01

    E-commerce is one of the most important developments in Internet application. To be successful in the e-commerce marketplace organizations will need to provide high quality web sites that attract and retain users. Hence, evaluation methods for the effectiveness of e-commerce Web sites are a critical issue in both practice and research. The evaluation process involves human subjectivity and it is

  18. Use of a secure Internet Web site for collaborative medical research.

    PubMed

    Marshall, W W; Haley, R W

    2000-10-11

    Researchers who collaborate on clinical research studies from diffuse locations need a convenient, inexpensive, secure way to record and manage data. The Internet, with its World Wide Web, provides a vast network that enables researchers with diverse types of computers and operating systems anywhere in the world to log data through a common interface. Development of a Web site for scientific data collection can be organized into 10 steps, including planning the scientific database, choosing a database management software system, setting up database tables for each collaborator's variables, developing the Web site's screen layout, choosing a middleware software system to tie the database software to the Web site interface, embedding data editing and calculation routines, setting up the database on the central server computer, obtaining a unique Internet address and name for the Web site, applying security measures to the site, and training staff who enter data. Ensuring the security of an Internet database requires limiting the number of people who have access to the server, setting up the server on a stand-alone computer, requiring user-name and password authentication for server and Web site access, installing a firewall computer to prevent break-ins and block bogus information from reaching the server, verifying the identity of the server and client computers with certification from a certificate authority, encrypting information sent between server and client computers to avoid eavesdropping, establishing audit trails to record all accesses into the Web site, and educating Web site users about security techniques. When these measures are carefully undertaken, in our experience, information for scientific studies can be collected and maintained on Internet databases more efficiently and securely than through conventional systems of paper records protected by filing cabinets and locked doors. JAMA. 2000;284:1843-1849. PMID:11025839

  19. Profit-aware Admission Control for Overload Protection in E-commerce Web Sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chuan Yue; Haining Wang

    2007-01-01

    Overload protection is critical to E-commerce Web sites. This paper presents a profit-aware admission control mechanism for overload protection in E-commerce Web sites. Motivated by the observation [20] that once a client made an initial purchase, the buy-to-visit ratio of the client escalates from less than 1% to nearly 21%, the proposed mechanism keeps track of the purchase records of

  20. An evaluation of the quality of Turkish community pharmacy web sites concerning HON principles.

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    Yegenoglu, Selen; Sozen, Bilge; Aslan, Dilek; Calgan, Zeynep; Cagirci, Simge

    2008-05-01

    The objective of this study was to find all the existing Web sites of Turkish community pharmacies and evaluate their "quality" in terms of Health on the Net (HON) Code of conduct principles. Multiple Internet search engines were used (google.com, yahoo.com, altavista.com, msn.com). While searching on the Internet, "eczane (pharmacy)" and "eczanesi (pharmacy of)" key words were used. The Internet search lasted for 2 months starting from March 1, 2007 until May 1, 2007. SPSS ver. 11.5 statistical program (SPSS, Inc., Chicago, IL) was used for data entry and analysis. At the end of the Internet search via all the indicated search engines, a total of 203 (all different from each other) community pharmacy Web sites were determined; of these, 14 were under construction and 6 were not accessible. As a result, 183 community pharmacy Web sites were included in the study. All of the Web sites could be accessed (100%). However, the availability of some characteristics of the pharmacies were quite poor. None of the pharmacies met all of the HON principles. Only 11 Web sites were appropriate in terms of complementarity (6.0%). Confidentiality criteria was met by only 14 pharmacies (7.7%). Nine pharmacies (4.9%) completed the "attribution" criteria. Among 183 pharmacy Web sites, the most met HON principle was the "transparency of authorship" (69 pharmacy Web sites; 37.7%). Because of the results of our study, the Turkish Pharmacists Association can take a pioneer role to apply some principles such as HON code of conduct in order to increase the quality of Turkish community pharmacists' Web sites. PMID:18570568

  1. XML Schema Design and Management for e-Government Data Interoperability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas Lee; C. T. Hon; David Cheung

    One-stop public services and single window systems are primary goals of many e-government initiatives. How to facilitate the technical and data interoperability among the systems in different government agencies is a key of meeting these goals. While many software standards, such as Web Services and ebXML, have been formulated to address the interoperability between different technical platforms, the data interoperability

  2. Apply TQM to E-Government Outsourcing Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huai, Jinmei

    This paper developed an approach to e-government outsourcing quality management. E-government initiatives have rapidly increased in the last decades and the success of these activities will largely depend on their operation quality. As an instrument to improve operation quality, outsourcing can be applied to e-government. This paper inspected process of e-government outsourcing and discussed how to improve the outsourcing performance through total quality management (TQM). The characteristics and special requirements of e-government outsourcing were analyzed as the basis for discussion. Then the principles and application of total quality management were interpreted. Finally the process of improving performance of e-government was analyzed in the context of outsourcing.

  3. Outreach for Outreach: Targeting social media audiences to promote a NASA kids’ web site

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pham, C. C.

    2009-12-01

    The Space Place is a successful NASA web site that benefits upper elementary school students and educators by providing games, activities, and resources to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as to inform the audience of NASA’s contributions. As online social networking grows to be a central component of modern communication, The Space Place has explored the benefits of integrating social networks with the web site to increase awareness of materials the web site offers. This study analyzes the capabilities of social networks, and specifically the demographics of Twitter and Facebook. It then compares these results with the content, audience, and perceived demographics of The Space Place web site. Based upon the demographic results, we identified a target constituency that would benefit from the integration of social networks into The Space Place web site. As a result of this study, a Twitter feed has been established that releases a daily tweet from The Space Place. In addition, a Facebook page has been created to showcase new content and prompt interaction among fans of The Space Place. Currently, plans are under way to populate the Space Place Facebook page. Each social network has been utilized in an effort to spark excitement about the content on The Space Place, as well as to attract followers to the main NASA Space Place web site. To pursue this idea further, a plan has been developed to promote NASA Space Place’s social media tools among the target audience.

  4. Factors Influencing the Adoption of E-government Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Suha AlAwadhi; Anne Morris

    2009-01-01

    E-government initiatives are in their infancy in many developing countries. The success of these initiatives is dependent on government support as well as citizens' adoption of e-government services. This research identified the attitudes and perceptions of the citizens of Kuwait, a developing country, towards the adoption of e-government services. Based on previous research exploring the determinants of the adoption of

  5. Using Honeypots to Secure E-Government Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bahman Nikkhahan; Sahar Sohrabi; Shahriar Mohammadi

    Nowadays governments are moving to provide their services online for all of their citizens. In the online world, security\\u000a is one of the most important issues. As a result, citizens want to trust on a secured E-government network. Generally, E-government\\u000a security and E-commerce security are the same, but E-government has some extra features. Usually government agencies can cooperate\\u000a better than

  6. Evaluation of WebEase: An Epilepsy Self-Management Web Site

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DiIorio, Colleen; Escoffery, Cam; McCarty, Frances; Yeager, Katherine A.; Henry, Thomas R.; Koganti, Archana; Reisinger, Elizabeth L.; Wexler, Bethany

    2009-01-01

    People with epilepsy have various education needs and must adopt many self-management behaviors in order to control their condition. This study evaluates WebEase, an Internet-based, theory-driven, self-management program for adults with epilepsy. Thirty-five participants took part in a 6-week pilot implementation of WebEase. The main components of…

  7. The internet rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan: A case study in web site community building run amok

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Denise M. Bostdorff

    2004-01-01

    Many scholars have praised the Internet as a locale where positive community building takes place. Conversely, this study examines 23 KKK web sites as an exemplar of how groups may engage in community building of a most egregious sort. Through appeals to white masculinity and, on some web sites, segmented appeals to women and to youth and children, Klan web

  8. A critical evaluation of Web sites offering patient information on tinnitus.

    PubMed

    Kieran, Stephen M; Skinner, Liam J; Donnelly, Martin; Smyth, David A

    2010-01-01

    The Internet is a vast information resource for both patients and healthcare professionals. However, the quality and content often lack formal scrutiny, so we examined the quality of patient information regarding tinnitus on the Internet. Using the three most popular search engines (google.com, yahoo.com, and msn.com), we found pertinent Web sites using the search term tinnitus. Web sites' accountability and authorship were evaluated using previously published criteria. The quality of patient information about tinnitus was assessed using a new 10-point scale, the Tinnitus Information Value (TIV). Statistical analysis was performed using the independent sample t-test (p Web sites was constructed using the first 30 English-language Web sites identified by each search engine. After duplicates and sites only containing links to other Web sites were eliminated, 39 remained. The mean score for accountability was 2.13 on scale of 0 to 7. The mean TIV was 5.0 on a scale of 0 to 10. Only 12 sites (30.8%) had their authors clearly identified. Twenty-two (56.4%) sites were sponsored by commercial interests or represented private practices. The mean TIV was significantly higher (p = 0.037) for noncommercial (personal, academic institution, or charity) sites (5.88 +/- 2.39 SD) than those representing commercial interests (4.32 +/- 2.10 SD). Tinnitus information available on the Internet is indeed variable, and care should be taken in recommending tinnitus Web sites to patients. PMID:20155682

  9. Improving Geoscience Outreach Through Multimedia Enhanced Web Sites - An Example From Connecticut

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hyatt, J. A.; Coron, C. R.; Schroeder, T. J.; Fleming, T.; Drzewiecki, P. A.

    2005-12-01

    Although large governmental web sites (e.g. USGS, NASA etc.) are important resources, particularly in relation to phenomena with global to regional significance (e.g. recent Tsunami and Hurricane disasters), smaller academic web portals continue to make substantive contributions to web-based learning in the geosciences. The strength of "home-grown" web sites is that they easily can be tailored to specific classes, they often focus on local geologic content, and they potentially integrate classroom, laboratory, and field-based learning in ways that improve introductory classes. Furthermore, innovative multimedia techniques including virtual reality, image manipulations, and interactive streaming video can improve visualization and be particularly helpful for first-time geology students. This poster reports on one such web site, Learning Tools in Earth Science (LTES, http://www.easternct .edu/personal/faculty/hyattj/LTES-v2/), a site developed by geoscience faculty at two state institutions. In contrast to some large web sites with media development teams, LTES geoscientists, with strong support from media and IT service departments, are responsible for geologic content and verification, media development and editing, and web development and authoring. As such, we have considerable control over both content and design of this site. At present the main content modules for LTES include "mineral" and "virtual field trip" links. The mineral module includes an interactive mineral gallery, and a virtual mineral box of 24 unidentified samples that are identical to those used in some of our classes. Students navigate an intuitive web portal to manipulate images and view streaming video segments that explain and undertake standard mineral identification tests. New elements highlighted in our poster include links to a virtual petrographic microscope, in which users can manipulate images to simulate stage rotation in both plane- and cross-polarized light. Virtual field trips include video-based excursions to sites in Georgia, Connecticut and Greenland. New to these VFT's is the integration of "virtual walks" in which users are able to navigate through some field sites in a virtual sense. Development of this resource is ongoing, but response from students, faculty outside of Earth Science and K-12 instructors indicate that this small web site can provide useful resources for those educators utilizing web-based learning in their courses. .edu/personal/faculty/hyattj/LTES-v2/

  10. No Web Site Left Behind: Are We Making Web Security Only for the Elite?

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    Somayaji, Anil

    with more artistic backgrounds, and others involve web applications installed by non-programmers who want some are created and maintained by random indi- viduals: pet owners, parents, sports teams, garage

  11. E-Governance and White Collar Crime Control

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harshad Patil; Shyamkarn Patil

    White collar crime has proliferated in the modern civilization due to lack of information availability. It has led to financial loss, social loss, and declining moral ethics. E-governance will achieve the crime control by democratizing information, making the government schemes effective and efficient, and introducing transparency. This paper covers the drivers of the white collar crime and how e-governance can

  12. Automatic Generation of Roadmap for e-Government Implementation

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    the e- Government Maturity Model (eGov-MM) identifies specific areas in which public agencies should focus improvement efforts. eGov-MM is a capability maturity model, that identifies capability levels of the proposed roadmap is detailed. Keywords: e-government, roadmap, capability, maturity model. 1 Introduction

  13. Building Trust Through Secure Web Sites. The Systems Librarian

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Breeding, Marshall

    2005-01-01

    Who can be trusted on the Web? These days, with identity theft seemingly rampant, it's more important than ever to take all possible measures to protect privacy and to shield personal information from those who might not have good intentions. Today, librarians also have to take reasonable precautions to ensure that the online services that they…

  14. Mooresville Middle School Snags Web Site of the Month

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tech Directions, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This has been a big year for Kim Kulawik, a technology education teacher at Mooresville (NC) Middle School: He has been named a 2008 North Carolina Technology Student Association Advisor of the Year, a 2008 International Technology Association Teacher of the Year--and now he and his students are receiving the December 2008 "Tech Directions" Web

  15. Programmation Web Sites dynamiques et bases de donnes

    E-print Network

    Lacroix, Mathieu

    Marvell Nanolab Member login Lab Manual Index Mercury Web Berkeley Microlab Chapter 8.24 Netscope device). This microscope can do both bright field and dark field imaging. 4.0 Applicable Documents the focus as needed. 9.5 Dark field: You can select dark field mode by clicking on the DF button on the Ergo

  16. 2 Internet-Savvy Students Help Track Down the Hacker of an NCAA Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wanat, Thomas

    1997-01-01

    A Duke University (North Carolina) student witnessing vandalism to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) World Wide Web site and a University of Massachusetts, Amherst student, both studying computer science, have contributed substantially to the identification of a computer hacker destroying the NCAA site. The students' rapid…

  17. Raising Awareness of Individual Creative Potential in Bioscientists Using a Web-Site Based Approach

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    Adams, David J.; Hugh-Jones, Siobhan; Sutherland, Ed

    2010-01-01

    We report the preliminary results of work with a unique, web-site-based approach designed to help individual bioscientists identify and develop their individual creative capacity. The site includes a number of features that encourage individuals to interact with creativity techniques, communicate with colleagues remotely using an electronic notice…

  18. The Effectiveness of Web Search Engines to Index New Sites from Different Countries

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    Pirkola, Ari

    2009-01-01

    Introduction: Investigates how effectively Web search engines index new sites from different countries. The primary interest is whether new sites are indexed equally or whether search engines are biased towards certain countries. If major search engines show biased coverage it can be considered a significant economic and political problem because…

  19. Usability Testing of an Academic Library Web Site: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

    2001-01-01

    Discusses usability testing as a tool for evaluating the effectiveness and ease of use of academic library Web sites; considers human-computer interaction; reviews major usability principles; and explores the application of formal usability testing to an existing site at the University at Buffalo (NY) libraries. (Author/LRW)

  20. Building a Better Web Site: A Practical Guide to Interactivity for Libraries.

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    Braun, Linda W.

    1998-01-01

    Describes selected commercial and academic Web sites providing interactive services (Amazon; Jones Library, Amherst, MA; Pine Crest Lower School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Barnes & Noble; Cal State's Information Literacy Tutorials; PBS's techknow site; K.I.D.S. Report), and argues that libraries that stop at links and policy statements miss…

  1. The Environmental Geophysics Web Site and Geophysical Decision Support System (GDSS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    This product provides assistance to project managers, remedial project managers, stakeholders, and anyone interested in on-site investigations or environmental geophysics. The APM is the beta version of the new U.S. EPA Environmental Geophysics Web Site which includes the Geophys...

  2. Clickable World Wide Web banner ads and content sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles F. Hofacker; Jamie Murphy

    2000-01-01

    Some businesses entice visitors to their Websites by offering entertaining or useful information, or content. Similar to radio and television models, advertising revenue supports the firms providing this free information (Hoffman & Novak, 1996). When a visitor clicks on a content site's advertising banner, the visitor leaves the content site for the advertiser's site. While clicking on a banner can

  3. Advanced mechanisms for supporting eGovernment services in the context of social networks. A semantic approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luis Alvarez Sabucedo; Roberto Soto Barreiros; Luis Anido Rifon

    2011-01-01

    The provision of eGovernment services by Public Administrations is currently evolving from services based on static information to more mature stages with support for transactional operations in the Web. Nevertheless, there is still a step to be faced in that evolution: the use of semantic support in the context of social networks for the provision of advanced services. By taking

  4. Web-based recruitment: effects of information, organizational brand, and attitudes toward a Web site on applicant attraction.

    PubMed

    Allen, David G; Mahto, Raj V; Otondo, Robert F

    2007-11-01

    Recruitment theory and research show that objective characteristics, subjective considerations, and critical contact send signals to prospective applicants about the organization and available opportunities. In the generating applicants phase of recruitment, critical contact may consist largely of interactions with recruitment sources (e.g., newspaper ads, job fairs, organization Web sites); however, research has yet to fully address how all 3 types of signaling mechanisms influence early job pursuit decisions in the context of organizational recruitment Web sites. Results based on data from 814 student participants searching actual organization Web sites support and extend signaling and brand equity theories by showing that job information (directly) and organization information (indirectly) are related to intentions to pursue employment when a priori perceptions of image are controlled. A priori organization image is related to pursuit intentions when subsequent information search is controlled, but organization familiarity is not, and attitudes about a recruitment source also influence attraction and partially mediate the effects of organization information. Theoretical and practical implications for recruitment are discussed. PMID:18020806

  5. Republican National Committee: The Official Web Site of America's New Republican Majority

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Welcome to Republican National Committee: The Official Web Site of America's New Republican Majority is the Internet World Wide Web Headquarters for US Republican Party Information. Republican Mainstreet contains a comprehensive index to information currently available on the Internet regarding Republican Party candidates, incumbents, and organizations at the national, state and local levels. Republican Mainstreet also includes comprehensive indexes on all Republican presidential candidates, mailing lists, newsgroups, online publications, and student associations.

  6. Impacts of navigation structure, task complexity, and users’ domain knowledge on Web site usability—an empirical study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiang Fang; Clyde W. Holsapple

    It is essential for designers of Web sites to understand what navigation structure results in better usability for knowledge\\u000a acquisition tasks of varying complexity and the Web site users with different level of domain knowledge. Literature shows\\u000a that multiple factors may exert influence on Web site usability. Navigation structure, task complexity, and user domain knowledge\\u000a level are among of those

  7. Current State of Web Sites in Science Education—Focus on Atomic Structure

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tuvi, Inbal; Nachmias, Rafi

    2001-12-01

    Web-Based Learning—usage of the web as an arena for learning—has captured the imagination and interest of science educators worldwide. The accessibility to a huge, interlinked, and complex network of information as well as the availability of novel communication means offer new ways to use scientific information, to communicate, and to learn. The web's advanced graphical tools and computational power allow scientists, educators, and students to visualize scientific data and processes in ways that were previously impossible, allowing a deeper understanding of natural phenomena. However, it is unclear to what extent these powerful tools are practically implemented in science education. Our study, aimed at answering this question, focused on the pedagogical and technological characteristics of web sites attempting to teach the subject of atomic structure. A classification scheme was developed and implemented on 95 educational web sites, of various levels and disciplines, focusing on atomic structure. The results show that advanced communication means and graphical tools are rarely used. While the content of the majority of web sites can be considered reliable, in their structure, level of graphics, and content they resemble an online version of a textbook rather than a new, interactive, learning environment. These findings are discussed in detail.

  8. Measuring Law Library Catalog Web Site Usability: A Web Analytic Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fang, Wei; Crawford, Marjorie E.

    2008-01-01

    Although there is a proliferation of information available on the Web, and law professors, students, and other users have a variety of channels to locate information and complete their research activities, the law library catalog still remains an important source for offering users access to information that has been evaluated and cataloged by…

  9. Data Mining of Web Access Logs From an Academic Web Site

    E-print Network

    Ciesielski, Vic

    algorithms to analyse visitors to the website and somehow characterise or distinguish them in some way. We the web logs and used algorithms for classification (1R, J48/C4.5), clustering (EM), association finding several nuggets, the most significant being that a major difference between visitors from within Australia

  10. Get Moving: A Web Site That Increases Physical Activity of Sedentary Employees

    PubMed Central

    Irvine, A. Blair; Philips, Laura; Seeley, John; Wyant, Sara; Duncan, Susan; Moore, Roger W.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose Develop and test a Web site to encourage physical activity (PA) by sedentary workers. Design Randomized control design with 30-day follow-up. Setting Large manufacturing plant. Subjects Included 221 workers; average body mass index was 29.5. Intervention Get Moving was a repeat-visit Web site providing information and support to develop a personalized PA plan. Measures Self-reported: PA, depression, anxiety, stage of change, attitudes, knowledge, self-efficacy, intention, perceived barriers to PA, and motivation. Analysis Multivariate analysis of covariance and univariate analysis of covariance models were used to compare the two study conditions on posttest outcomes, controlling for baseline levels. Results Compared with the control group, the treatment group showed significant improvement. The multivariate test was significant (p < .001), with a large effect size (?2 = .42). The treatment group differed significantly from the control participants on 11 outcomes (p < .005), with large effect sizes for PA status, min/d, and knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intention. Medium effect sizes were measured for perceived barriers, depressive symptoms, motivation, and self-efficacy. Multiple visits resulted in significantly improved PA, motivation, self-efficacy, and intention, compared with one-time visits. Conclusions The Get Moving Web site had positive effects and was well received. Interventions Web site have potential to increase the PA of sedentary individuals in worksites and elsewhere, but more research is needed into mediators of Web-based interventions. PMID:21192750

  11. Installing a Local Copy of the Reactome Web Site and Knowledgebase.

    PubMed

    McKay, Sheldon J; Weiser, Joel

    2015-01-01

    The Reactome project builds, maintains, and publishes a knowledgebase of biological pathways. The information in the knowledgebase is gathered from the experts in the field, peer reviewed and edited by Reactome editorial staff, and then published to the Reactome Web site, http://www.reactome.org. The Reactome software is open source and builds on top of other open-source or freely available software. Reactome data and code can be freely downloaded in its entirety and the Web site installed locally. This allows for more flexible interrogation of the data and also makes it possible to add one's own information to the knowledgebase. © 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. PMID:26087747

  12. The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: a Web Site

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    Barlow, John P. (John Perry).

    Forgotten the third verse of "Eyes of the World?" Wondering just what Jerry mumbled after "Eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack" on your copy of "The Eleven?" from Las Vegas in 1968? Or would you like to know what Robert Hunter meant by the "the transitive nightfall of diamonds?" Look no further than this site, created and maintained by David Dodd, Branch Manager of the Civic Center Branch of the Marin County Free Library, and co-author of The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads: An Annotated Bibliography. Clearly a labor of love, the site offers the full text of songs by Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow, the Dead's principal lyricists, accompanied by footnotes and possible explanations of various passages by Dodd and others. In addition, the site includes discographies, bibliographies, and thematic essays. Grateful Dead enthusiasts and tape collectors will undoubtedly enjoy this site.

  13. E-Government Implementation Evaluation: Opening the Black Box

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sorrentino, Maddalena; Naggi, Raffaella; Agostini, Pietro Luca

    This paper perceives e-government evaluation as a research field that can produce the cognitive input to help us understand the causal nexus that should attribute the effects of an e-government programme to its implementation and transform this learning into an effective intervention tool. Drawing on contributions from Organization Theory and Policy Studies, we propose an interpretive key that assigns a dual role to e-government evaluation: valuable cognitive resource and tool of accountability for the policymakers. The reflections offered here are based on an exploratory case study of a City of Milan project and aim to provide further insights for e-government research and help better inform managerial praxis.

  14. Building Trust through E-Government: Leadership and Managerial Issues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Subhash Bhatnagar

    Erosion of citizen's trust in Government due to rampant corruption at various levels in the Government ought to be an area of serious concern for developing countries and development agencies. A well-planned e-government strategy can build a more efficient, accountable and transparent government. If planned in consultation with representation from key stakeholders, e-government applications can rebuild citizen trust in government,

  15. A Fault Tolerance Honeypots Network for Securing E-government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shahriar Mohammadi; Bahman Nikkhahan

    2009-01-01

    One of the big challenges of E-government adoption among citizens is security. Numerous security approaches exist in E-commerce, and all of them are applicable to E-government. Usually government networks can communicate to each other better than business networks, because, most of them are connected for transferring information, but businesses are competitors and they don't disclose their sensitive information. Utilizing \\

  16. A Pilot Study of the Interface Design of Cross-Cultural Web Sites through Usability Testing of Multilanguage Web Sites and Determining the Preferences of Taiwanese and American Users

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ku, David Tawei; Chang, Chia-Chi

    2014-01-01

    By conducting usability testing on a multilanguage Web site, this study analyzed the cultural differences between Taiwanese and American users in the performance of assigned tasks. To provide feasible insight into cross-cultural Web site design, Microsoft Office Online (MOO) that supports both traditional Chinese and English and contains an almost…

  17. NHL.com: The National Hockey League Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The NHL's official site is a good place to start for anyone interested in the professional version of Canada's national pastime. Unfortunately, the site doesn't contain an archive of boxscores and/or recaps of all games. However, extensive boxes and recaps are provided for the latest games. Updated statistics are available on a wide variety of team and individual variables, and information is available on the various teams. But what really makes this site interesting are the "Cool Shots" section (8 multimedia highlights from the previous week's play--archived back to the beginning of the season), and "Feature Files," a potpourri of information including weekly reviews, instruction, and special features highlighted by "A Day in the Life of the National Hockey League," a photo essay of the NHL on March 23, 1996.

  18. TRAC FBI Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Burnham, David.

    The Transactional Records Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, a widely respected independent and non-partisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization," has done it again. TRAC's new FBI site is unparalleled for the amount of information it offers on one of the least monitored federal agencies. After free registration, users can access over 23,000 pages of information, including numerous tables, maps, and graphs. Findings and data graphics on the FBI are divided into five sections: Key Findings, FBI national Profile and Enforcement Trends Over Time, White Collar Counts, FBI at Work, and District Enforcement. The site also directs users to the text of criminal statutes enforced by the FBI and the sources for the data, including descriptions of strengths and weaknesses. This site demonstrates how technology and the Freedom of Information Act can be combined to provide citizens with highly-detailed but easy to acess information about their government.

  19. Lefalophodon: An Informal History of Evolutionary Biology Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alroy, John

    This is an informal and incomplete guide to the history of evolutionary biology from about 1800 to about 1950. It is maintained by John Alroy. Its main emphases are on the late 19th century and on paleontology. The coverage may become more comprehensive in the near future. Users are welcome to submit comments or suggestions or contributions to the site. The only limits on contributions are that they must follow the site's format and carry your byline. The site's other main features currently are: A timeline of major events between 1800 and 1950; An annotated bibliography of history of biology books; A page of Darwin quotes; A page detailing major 19th century scientific expeditions; Pages for institutions which played a role in the history of evolutionary biology; Minimal biographies of major (and not so major) figures; and a Photo gallery: pages that have photos and little else. The editor is planning to create "famous historical episodes" pages.

  20. Adapting the Content of Cancer Web Sites to the Information Needs of Patients: Reliability and Readability

    PubMed Central

    Bermúdez-Tamayo, Clara; Pernett, Jaime Jiménez; Garcia-Gutierrez, Jose Francisco; Cózar-Olmo, José Manuel; Valero-Aguilera, Beatriz

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background: People who use the Internet to research health topics do not usually find all the information they need and do not trust what they read. This study was designed to assess the reliability, accessibility, readability, and popularity of cancer Web sites in Spanish and to analyze the suitability of Web site content in accordance with the specific information needs of cancer patients. Materials and Methods: This was a two-phase, cross-sectional, descriptive study. The first phase involved data gathering through online searches and direct observation. The second phase involved individual structured interviews with 169 patients with breast, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. Spearman rank correlations were calculated between variables. Results: Most sites belonged to nonprofit organizations, followed by universities or medical centers (14%). Thirty-one percent of the Web sites had quality seals, 59% provided details of authorship, 62% provided references to bibliographic sources, 38% identified their funding sources, and 54% showed the date of their last update. Twenty-one percent of the Web sites did not meet the minimum accessibility criteria. With regard to readability, 24% of the texts were considered to be “quite difficult.” Patients' information needs vary depending on the type of cancer they have, although all patients want to know about the likelihood of a cure, survival rates, the side effects, and risks of treatment. Conclusions: The health information on cancer available on the Internet in Spanish is not very reliable, accessible, or readable and is not necessarily the information that breast, kidney, prostate, and bladder cancer patients require. The content of cancer Web sites needs to be assessed according to the information needs of patients. PMID:24073899

  1. Internet Public Library: Native American Authors. Web Site Review Essay.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walent, Jane Hurley

    1998-01-01

    The Native American Authors Internet Library, hosted by the Internet Public Library (an award-winning site maintained by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), presents five administrative and reference sections with numerous links, and three browsers covering 400 authors, 700 titles, and 200 tribes. Authenticity, accountability, credibility,…

  2. Company Name: Roux Associates Web Site: www.rouxinc.com

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    headquartered in Islandia, New York on Long Island with offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco materials; and toxic waste treatment and disposal. Roux has built an excellent reputation by understanding or Chemical Engineering, MS and EIT registration preferred. Experience with hazardous waste site investigation

  3. IS E-GOVERNMENT NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OUR CULTURE? (A Study about Responsiveness of E-Government Administrators in the Case of Public Services)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ali Rokhman

    2009-01-01

    Since 2003 the government has issued a policy on e-government, but in fact the performance of e-government agencies both at central and local governments can not be perceived by the public. Whereas the application of e- government is meant to shorten the distance between government officials as public servants with the community as public service customer because e- government is

  4. A method for transparent admission control and request scheduling in e-commerce web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sameh Elnikety; Erich M. Nahum; John M. Tracey; Willy Zwaenepoel

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a method for admission control and request scheduling for multiply-tiered e-commerce Web sites, achieving both stable behavior during overload and improved response times. Our method externally observes execution costs of requests online, distinguishing different request types, and performs overload protection and preferential scheduling using relatively simple measurements and a straight forward control mechanism. Unlike previous proposals, which

  5. Adaptive-sampling algorithms for answering aggregation queries on Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Foto N. Afrati; Paraskevas V. Lekeas; Chen Li

    2008-01-01

    Many Web sites publish their data in a hierarchical structure. For instance, Amazon.com organizes its pages on books as a hierarchy, in which each leaf node corresponds to a collection of pages of books in the same class (e.g., books on Data Mining). Users can easily browse this class by following a path from the root to the corresponding leaf

  6. Manually Classifying User Search Queries on an Academic Library Web Site

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chapman, Suzanne; Desai, Shevon; Hagedorn, Kat; Varnum, Ken; Mishra, Sonali; Piacentine, Julie

    2013-01-01

    The University of Michigan Library wanted to learn more about the kinds of searches its users were conducting through the "one search" search box on the Library Web site. Library staff conducted two investigations. A preliminary investigation in 2011 involved the manual review of the 100 most frequently occurring queries conducted…

  7. TerraKids: An Interactive Web Site where Kids Learn about Saving the Environment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Twyman, Janet S.

    2010-01-01

    Whatever adults might accomplish on the green behavior change front, any sustained success in combating climate change will require the help of the world's more than 2.2 billion children. In "TerraKids," Janet Twyman describes a possible Web site where kids learn about their family's carbon footprint and what they can do to help reduce it.…

  8. Developing a Standardized List of Questions for the Usability Testing of an Academic Library Web Site

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Letnikova, Galina

    2008-01-01

    Modern academic libraries have a great number of information resources available online in the form of electronic catalogs, books, journals, and subject subscription databases. To determine whether users can easily retrieve the information they are seeking, academic librarians conduct usability testing of their libraries' Web sites. There has been…

  9. College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program Participants State Museum College/University Web Site

    E-print Network

    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program Participants State Museum College/University Web Site Arizona Arizona State University Art Museum Arizona State University http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ California Cantor Arts Center Hammer Museum of Art University Art Museum Stanford University University

  10. An Examination of Library World Wide Web Sites at Medium-Sized Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tolppanen, Bradley P.; Miller, Joan; Wooden, Martha H.

    2000-01-01

    Presents the results of a study of Web sites for 133 academic libraries serving medium-sized universities. Suggests that navigational and design aspects need improvement; information should not be included unless it will be accessed and used; and greater use should be made of online tutorials and virtual tours to supplement regular bibliographic…

  11. USABILITY IN SCIENCE WEB SITES: THE ATLAS OF THE BIOSPHERE PROJECT Nicholas J. Olejniczak

    E-print Network

    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Department of Defense established the first connections, part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency1 USABILITY IN SCIENCE WEB SITES: THE ATLAS OF THE BIOSPHERE PROJECT by Nicholas J. Olejniczak. The Internet is the physical network, based on research conducted at Stanford University in the late 1970's

  12. The Internet and Public Participation: State Legislature Web Sites and the Many Definitions of Interactivity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferber, Paul; Foltz, Franz; Pugliese, Rudy

    2005-01-01

    The interactive nature of the Internet is seen by some as a technological innovation that might boost participation in politics and civic affairs. That potential, however, is clouded by imprecise definitions of interactivity found among scholars and practitioners alike. Evaluation of state legislature Web sites found them to not be very…

  13. Colleges of Arts & Sciences Social & Behavioral Sciences For more information, check these web sites

    E-print Network

    Jones, Michelle

    overview of the major areas in the field of psychology. Students take courses in cognition and performance Psychology 300, Research in Psychology, and one core course from each of five areas: · Cognition/attention/performance these web sites: Psychology Psychology is the study of the cognitive, biological, emotional, and social

  14. Marsoweb: A Collaborative Web Facility for Mars Landing Site and Global Data Studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deardorff, D. G.; Gulick, V. C.; Briggs, G. A.

    2002-01-01

    Marsoweb is an evolving collaborative web environment for interactive 2D and 3D graphical analysis of data for Mars landing site studies, as well as for global Mars datasets of general scientific interest. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  15. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Personal Hygiene University Health includes health practices such as bathing, washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and washing your clothes. The body also produces oils that protect skin from the environment (wind, sun, dry air). This oil traps

  16. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Acne University Health Service production of oil, which results in plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions called pimples or zits, whiteheads, which both males and females have. Increases in androgens cause your oil glands to enlarge and produce

  17. Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

    2004-01-01

    Pornography has become part of mainstream culture. As such, it has become a subject of academic research, and this, in turn, has implications for university libraries. Focusing on adult Internet pornography, this study suggests that academic libraries should provide access to adult pornographic Web sites by including them in their online catalogs.

  18. Google Scholar Goes to School: The Presence of Google Scholar on College and University Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Neuhaus, Chris; Neuhaus, Ellen; Asher, Alan

    2008-01-01

    This study measured the degree of Google Scholar adoption within academia by analyzing the frequency of Google Scholar appearances on 948 campus and library Web sites, and by ascertaining the establishment of link resolution between Google Scholar and library resources. Results indicate a positive correlation between the implementation of Google…

  19. Manufacturing Menopause: An Analysis of the Portrayal of Menopause and Information Content on Pharmaceutical Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Charbonneau, Deborah Hile

    2010-01-01

    Consumer-targeted prescription drug advertising serves as an interesting lens through which we can examine the portrayal of menopause in online drug advertisements. The aim of this study was to explore the portrayal of menopause on web sites sponsored by pharmaceutical companies for hormone therapies (HT). To unravel this question, a qualitative…

  20. Envisioning the e-quarium: strategic design planning for the Monterey Bay aquarium's web site

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lauralee Alben; Michael Rigsby

    2000-01-01

    This presentation focuses on the strategic design planning and vision creation process for the E-Quarium, the online complement to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than six months of informed investigation and analysis resulted in an ambitious redesign of the web site, which launched in October 1999. The aquarium and AlbenFaris worked in close partnership in a collaborative development process that

  1. A Web Site that Provides Resources for Assessing Students' Statistical Literacy, Reasoning and Thinking

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garfield, Joan; delMas, Robert

    2010-01-01

    The Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking (ARTIST) Web site was developed to provide high-quality assessment resources for faculty who teach statistics at the tertiary level but resources are also useful to statistics teachers at the secondary level. This article describes some of the numerous ARTIST resources and suggests…

  2. UMBC POLICY ON WEB SITE PRIVACY STATEMENT UMBC# X-1.00.06

    E-print Network

    Adali, Tulay

    the following privacy notice. Privacy Notice: The following information explains the Internet privacy policyUMBC POLICY ON WEB SITE PRIVACY STATEMENT UMBC# X-1.00.06 I. POLICY STATEMENT The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) values individuals' privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy

  3. A Survey of the Usability of Digital Reference Services on Academic Health Science Library Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

    2006-01-01

    Reference interactions with patrons in a digital library environment using digital reference services (DRS) has become widespread. However, such services in many libraries appear to be underutilized. A study surveying the ease and convenience of such services for patrons in over 100 academic health science library Web sites suggests that…

  4. Physics Careers Web Site: Expanding College Women's Perceptions of Physicists' Lives and Work

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Becky Wai-Ling Packard

    2002-11-01

    Twenty college women used a Physics Careers Web site that aligned profiles of the college's physics alumnae with the curriculum of introductory physics during an experimental version of the course. Twenty-one college women took a control course that did n

  5. How To Make World Wide Web Sites Faster and Easier to Use Misha Koshelev

    E-print Network

    Ward, Karen

    to a 50% decrease in the average number of clicks by using this method. Toy Example: Formulation of the Problem Let's describe the Web site of a fictitious company called El Paso Hot Dogs Co. Its main page has: #12; ffl Hot Dog ffl Hot Dog with Cheese ffl Hot Dog with Chili The last two links leads directly

  6. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    of the disease; it can strike anyone regardless of health, physical condition, or skin complexion. On the averageFrom HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Melanoma University Health Service of skin cancer which, if not removed early while it is thin, spreads internally and is usually fatal

  7. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Frostbite University Health Service injury to the skin that can result from prolonged exposure to moderate cold or brief exposure to extreme cold. When skin is exposed to the cold, blood vessels in the skin clamp down or constrict. As a result

  8. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Scabies University Health Service, University of Rochester ­ Call 275-2662 to schedule an appointment. Rev. 7/07 Scabies is a skin disease not be embarrassed. Scabies is a common condition that your health care provider can treat. CONTRACTING SCABIES

  9. Company Name: The Jackson Laboratory Web Site: www.jax.org

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    . Research Assistants are a vital part of our research teams that investigate the genetic basis of cancerCompany Name: The Jackson Laboratory Web Site: www.jax.org Industry: Biomedical Research Brief Company Overview: The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research

  10. Building a Low-Cost, Low-Labor Library Web Site at Hillsborough Community College

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bullian, Jeremy; Ellison, Alicia

    2013-01-01

    When an institutional program review determined the Hillsborough Community College Libraries Web site was out-of-date, lacked resources, and was in desperate need of a makeover, the authors embarked upon a redesign project. The article describes the challenges and considerations that contributed to the authors' decision-making and design…

  11. Introduction to the Watershed Central Web Site and Watershed Wiki Mini-Workshop

    EPA Science Inventory

    Many communities across the country struggle to find the right approaches, tools and data to include in their watershed plans. EPA recently posted a new web site called "Watershed Central,? a ?one-stop" tool, to help watershed organizations and others find key resources to protec...

  12. Map Your Future through ASA's New and Transfer Student Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shelton, Beverley; Isberner, Fred

    This paper describes the College of Applied Science and Arts (ASA) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Transfer and New Students Info Web site that responds to the need for high school and community college students, guidance counselors, and parents to explore and plan a program of study that provides the opportunity to enter the…

  13. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Marijuana University Health Service, University of Rochester ­ Call 275-2662 to schedule an appointment. Rev. 7/07 Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana is a dry, shredded mix of flowering buds, stems

  14. The "Virtual Face" of Planning: How to Use Higher Education Web Sites to Assess Competitive Advantage

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    Meyer, Katrina A.; Wilson, Jeffery L.

    2010-01-01

    The research presented in this article demonstrates how to investigate the competitive position of an institution's academic programs or services through an analysis of the Web sites of other higher education institutions. By using information from research/doctoral, master's, baccalaureate, and community colleges across 40 states, this study…

  15. Company Name: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Web Site: www.bluecrossma.com

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Web Site: www.bluecrossma.com Industry: Healthcare Brief Company Overview: Headquartered in Boston, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provides comprehensive-level position: Please visit www.bluecrossma.com/careers. With almost 3 million members, Blue Cross Blue Shield

  16. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Iron Deficiency Anemia University deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia and can be caused by either excessive blood loss or inadequate system cannot make enough red blood cells and you become anemic. There can be other reasons for anemia

  17. 21 CFR 1304.50 - Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that dispense controlled...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.50 Disclosure requirements for Web sites of...identify itself as being exempt from the definition of an online pharmacy by virtue of section 102(52)(B)(ii) of...

  18. 21 CFR 1304.50 - Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that dispense controlled...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.50 Disclosure requirements for Web sites of...identify itself as being exempt from the definition of an online pharmacy by virtue of section 102(52)(B)(ii) of...

  19. 21 CFR 1304.50 - Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that dispense controlled...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.50 Disclosure requirements for Web sites of...identify itself as being exempt from the definition of an online pharmacy by virtue of section 102(52)(B)(ii) of...

  20. 21 CFR 1304.50 - Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that dispense controlled...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS AND REPORTS OF REGISTRANTS Online Pharmacies § 1304.50 Disclosure requirements for Web sites of...identify itself as being exempt from the definition of an online pharmacy by virtue of section 102(52)(B)(ii) of...

  1. 75 FR 384 - Event Problem Codes Web Site; Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Availability

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-05

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a Web site where the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is posting updates to the problem codes used in conjunction with the medical device adverse event reports (MDR)...

  2. 78 FR 76391 - Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-17

    FMCSA extends the comment period for its November 5, 2013, notice requesting public comments on proposed enhancements to the display of information on the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS) public Web site. On December 6, 2013, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) formally requested that the Agency extend the comment period by 30 days. The Agency extends the deadline for......

  3. AN OPEN-SOURCE COMMUNITY WEB SITE TO SUPPORT GROUND-WATER MODEL TESTING

    EPA Science Inventory

    A community wiki wiki web site has been created as a resource to support ground-water model development and testing. The Groundwater Gourmet wiki is a repository for user supplied analytical and numerical recipes, how-to's, and examples. Members are encouraged to submit analyti...

  4. 78 FR 66420 - Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-05

    FMCSA provides notice and seeks comments on proposed enhancements to the display of information on the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS) public Web site. FMCSA first announced the implementation of the SMS in April 2010 and announced further improvements to the SMS in March 2012 and August 2012. Consistent with its prior announcements, the Agency proposes changes to the design of the SMS......

  5. 77 FR 38033 - Notice of Establishment of a Commodity Import Approval Process Web Site

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-26

    We are announcing the creation of a new Plant Protection and Quarantine Web site that will provide stakeholders with information about the commodity import approval process for plants and plant products and give them the opportunity to consult with us on risk assessments as they are being drafted. We are doing this in response to stakeholder requests for more information about the commodity......

  6. CANTINA+: A Feature-rich Machine Learning Framework for Detecting Phishing Web Sites

    E-print Network

    Gordon, Geoffrey J.

    CANTINA+: A Feature-rich Machine Learning Framework for Detecting Phishing Web Sites GUANG XIANG Phishing is a plague in cyberspace. Typically, phish detection methods either use human- verified URL of new phish, and the latter suffers from the scarcity of effective features and the high false positive

  7. Consumer Response to Web Sites and Their Influence on Advertising Effectiveness.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldsmith, Ronald E.; Lafferty, Barbara A.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a study of undergraduates that tested four hypotheses regarding the effects of viewing Web sites on Internet advertising. Highlights include attitudes toward ads in marketing communications and advertising research; recalling brand names seen on the Internet; perceived advantages and disadvantages of online advertising; and recalling ads…

  8. A Calculating Web Site Could Ignite a New Campus "Math War"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2009-01-01

    The long-running debate over whether students should be allowed to wield calculators during mathematics exams may soon seem quaint. The latest dilemma facing professors is whether to let students turn to a Web site called WolframAlpha, which not only solves complex math problems, but also can spell out the steps leading to those solutions. In…

  9. A Hyperlink Analysis of U.S. Public and Academic Libraries' Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on patterns of links from and to the Web sites of 100 U.S. academic and public libraries with regard to the originating and targeted URL domain categories. Libraries, grouped into small and large by their collection size, were found to have numbers of inlinks proportional to their size, but public libraries, and particularly…

  10. From HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs

    E-print Network

    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    to have hepatitis B, you should consult your medical provider to be vaccinated. PREVENTION Hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns in order to prevent hepatitis B infection later in life. The vaccine is alsoFrom HEALTH TOPICS on the UHS Web site www.rochester.edu/uhs Hepatitis B University Health Service

  11. Beyond the Design and Evaluation of Library Web Sites: An Analysis and Four Case Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shropshire, Sandra

    2003-01-01

    Discusses Web site management, rather than design, as it relates to academic libraries. Reviews library literature as well as literature from other fields and presents results from four case studies that investigated staffing, professional rivalries, governing structure, usability studies, staff tool versus public resource, maintenance, and…

  12. Annotated Resource List A select list of books and Web sites covering every

    E-print Network

    Mathis, Wayne N.

    Annotated Resource List A select list of books and Web sites covering every continent's mammalian level, and the special strengths and weaknesses of each resource are provided. A select list of books, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993 This book provides an authoritative yet non-dogmatic account

  13. Formula Manufacturers' Web Sites: Are They Really Non-Compliant Advertisements?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gunter, Barrie; Dickinson, Roger; Matthews, Julian; Cole, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: In the UK, advertising of infant formula products direct to consumers is not permitted. These products must be used on the recommendation of suitably qualified health or medical professionals. The aim of this study is to examine formula manufacturers' web sites to ascertain whether these are used as alternative forms of advertising that…

  14. Company Name: U.S. Air Force Web Site: WWW.AIRFORCE.COM

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Company Name: U.S. Air Force Web Site: WWW.AIRFORCE.COM Industry: Military Brief Company Overview: The U.S. Air Force is currently accepting applications for all active duty officer positions: ALL Do they offer internships: Yes Brief description of typical entry-level position The U.S. Air

  15. High/Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers. 4th Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    LiBretto, Ellen V.; Barr, Catherine

    This handbook is a practical guide to the selection of high-interest, low-reading-level books and Web sites that will inspire a love of reading in teenagers who fall within the category of reluctant readers. It is especially useful for professionals in school and public libraries charged with building collections of suitable titles for these…

  16. 77 FR 33000 - Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Resources for NIC's Web Site on Data Collection and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-04

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for the development of resources for NIC's Web site on data collection and analysis for corrections. The resource materials will include, but are not limited to, documents or other information sources (i.e. spreadsheets, Web sites) that provide examples of policy and procedure governing information management; information on......

  17. Antecedents and Consequences of Cross-Media Usage: A Study of a TV Program's Official Web Site

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jhih-Syuan Lin; Chang-Hoan Cho

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the causal relationships among and within the antecedents and consequences of television (TV) viewers' cross-media usage. The results indicated that viewers who are highly involved in a program tend to visit the program's official Web site more often and stay longer than a viewer who is not highly involved, thereby leading to better Web site loyalty. This

  18. Web Links to Commonly Used Sites Can't find the page you are looking for? Please review the Statler College Favorite Links

    E-print Network

    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Web Links to Commonly Used Sites Can't find the page you are looking for? Please review the Statler College Favorite Links list (below in alphabetical order) to jump to all other web sites. Have a site you Emeritus o Leaving o New · Emergency Alert o WVU Alert Web site o WVU Phone/Email Alert o Monongalia County

  19. Pan-European E-Government Services Architecture

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vitvar, Tomáš; Mocan, Adrian; Nazir, Sanaullah; Wang, Xia

    E-Government has been the center of interest for public administrations, citizens and businesses, as well as software vendors for several years. E-Government enables customers and members of the public and private sectors to take advantage of automated administration processes accessible on-line. These activities involve electronic exchange of information to acquire or provide products or services, to place or receive orders, or to complete financial transactions. All such communications must be performed securely, while at the same time maintaining the privacy of involved parties. E-Government allows citizens and businesses to process requests on-line, and with minimal physical interactions with public bodies. Since a complex information support often needs to be developed incrementally, e-Government services were first available as single services in specific sectors and for specific users. While these services are being further developed and expanded to be available in more sectors and for more users, their growing number leads to requirements of total or partial automation of certain tasks, for example, discovery, selection, composition and mediation of services. In addition, extensive numbers of such services are available in different sectors, and their provisioning in complex scenarios requires a good information strategy along with a good architectural and technological basis. The main goal is to identify and define methods, standards, technologies as well as legislation to be used within the whole development process and provisioning of complex e-Government systems. In the EU, the e-Government information strategy can be seen at two levels as (1) a European strategy driven by the European Commission to enable e-Government services across the EU member states and (2) national strategies to form a national e-Government available within a particular EU member state. The initiative which aims to develop the European strategy at the EU level is called IDABC.1 Based on the fundamental principles of the EU, the goal of IDABC is to promote development and integration of EU sector systems (e.g. transport, health), to develop on-line front-office services, and most importantly to develop a European E-Government Framework. The purpose of this framework is to define methods, standards and technologies to enable seamless integration of e-Government services on a Europe-wide scale.

  20. TRAC DEA Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Burnham, David.

    TRAC, a nonpartisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization" located at Syracuse University (discussed in the August 8, 1997 Scout Report) has updated its widely respected Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) site (free registration required). Under New Findings, users can view a summary of TRAC's latest analyses of the DEA's performance during the last five years. Users can examine findings and data graphics organized into three sections: Enforcement Trends Over Time, DEA at Work, and District Enforcement (for 1992-1996). Additional information is available on criminal statutes enforced by the DEA, as well as the sources of TRAC's data and the operation of the Clearinghouse itself. The updated DEA site is another excellent effort by this nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing valuable information to concerned citizens, the press, and legislators.

  1. IS: a web-site for intron statistics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Endre Barta; László Kaján; Sándor Pongor

    2003-01-01

    Summary: Aw eb server has been established for the statistical evaluation of introns in various taxonomic groups and the comparison of taxonomic groups in terms of intron type, length, base composition, etc. The options include the graphic analysis of splice sites and a probability test fo re xon-shuffling within the selected group. Availability: introns.abc.hu, http:\\/\\/www.icgeb.trieste.it\\/ introns

  2. TRAC ATF Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Burnham, David.

    TRAC, a nonpartisan "data gathering, data research and data distribution organization" located at Syracuse University (last reviewed in the April 16, 1999 Scout Report-- http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/1999/scout-990416.html#4), has put up a new edition of its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) site. Drawing data from a variety of sources, TRAC has found that referrals for federal prosecution by the ATF have sharply declined since 1992. There has also been a decline in total staff, weapons prosecutions (until 1997-98), and average prison sentences. After free registration, users may read a summary of these and other new findings, supplemented with numerous graphs and tables. Additional information at the site includes national trends and profiles in ATF activity; detailed maps, ranking tables, and individual district tables for the US as a whole and for 90 federal judicial districts; and several short essays "highlighting significant aspects of ATF enforcement policies and practices." Users may order additional detailed data from TRAC for a fee.

  3. Just a click away: recreational drug Web sites on the Internet.

    PubMed

    Wax, Paul M

    2002-06-01

    The explosive growth of the Internet in recent years has provided a revolutionary new means of interpersonal communication and connectivity. Information on recreational drugs-once limited to bookstores, libraries, mass media, and personal contacts-is now readily available to just about anyone with Internet access. Not surprising, Internet access greatly facilitates the free and easy exchange of ideas, opinions, and unedited and nonrefereed information about recreational drugs. This article presents a patient who came to medical attention as the result of recreational drug-taking behavior directly influenced by her Internet browsing. A second case is presented in which the only information available about the medical effects of a new "designer" drug was found on a recreational drug Internet Web site. Several such Web sites are described in detail. Despite the presence of Web sites that convey antidrug messages, the drug sites that espouse "risk reduction" and "safe" and "responsible" drug use are easily accessible and potentially alluring to children and adults. Health care providers who care for adolescents should be particularly aware of the content of these drug sites. PMID:12042590

  4. Automatic information timeliness assessment of diabetes web sites by evidence based medicine.

    PubMed

    Sa?lam, Rahime Belen; Ta?kaya Temizel, Tu?ba

    2014-11-01

    Studies on health domain have shown that health websites provide imperfect information and give recommendations which are not up to date with the recent literature even when their last modified dates are quite recent. In this paper, we propose a framework which assesses the timeliness of the content of health websites automatically by evidence based medicine. Our aim is to assess the accordance of website contents with the current literature and information timeliness disregarding the update time stated on the websites. The proposed method is based on automatic term recognition, relevance feedback and information retrieval techniques in order to generate time-aware structured queries. We tested the framework on diabetes health web sites which were archived between 2006 and 2013 by Archive-it using American Diabetes Association's (ADA) guidelines. The results showed that the proposed framework achieves 65% and 77% accuracy in detecting the timeliness of the web content according to years and pre-determined time intervals respectively. Information seekers and web site owners may benefit from the proposed framework in finding relevant and up-to-date diabetes web sites. PMID:25168774

  5. Usability of health Web sites for older adults: a preliminary study.

    PubMed

    Nahm, Eun-Shim; Preece, Jennifer; Resnick, Barbara; Mills, Mary Etta

    2004-01-01

    Although an increasing number of Web sites are devoted to providing health information to older adults, many sites have usability problems unique to this population. The purpose of this study was to explore the usability of three health-promoting Web sites specifically designed for use by older adults. This descriptive study used two usability assessment methods: (1) a heuristic evaluation by four experts in Web usability and gerontology and (2) a usability test by 10 senior Web users with a mean age of 73.9. The design aspects identified as inappropriate for seniors by experts were as follows: small font size, too much information on one page, and a failure to provide instructions. The older adults in this sample preferred a simple design with clear instructions. During testing, these individuals expressed great interest in online health information. However, they needed instructions on how to search for credible health information online. Some usability-testing methods might need to be modified for older adults' specific needs. PMID:15602301

  6. Dennis Kunkel's Microscopy Inc. Stock Photography and Education Web Site

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ever wanted to look a fruit fly in the eye or get a detailed view of a mosquito's piercing blades? Dr. Dennis Kunkel (formerly of the Pacific Biomedical Research Center at the University of Hawaii) provides a collection of digitally colorized photomicrographic images of insects, plants, cells, and bacteria taken with a scanning electron microscope, a transmission electron micrograph, or a light micrograph. The site includes three main sections with images and a brief description of microscopy. Zoom In allows users to click on selected insect images to see high-magnification details of their various body parts. Clicking on the thumbnail photos in the Most Wanted Bugs section takes the user to twenty-four different "rap sheets" containing descriptions, diet and habitat information, and an enlarged image of each notorious bug. The Image Gallery contains thirty images divided by micrograph type (light or electron) and arranged into categories (e.g., insects, pesticides, plants).

  7. The NORM technology connection web site : streamlined access to NORM-related service company and regulatory information.

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, K. P.; Richmond, P.; LePoire, D. J.; Arnish, J. J.; Johnson, R.

    2000-11-08

    Argonne National Laboratory has developed an Internet web site providing access to critical information needed to support decisions on the management and disposal of wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The NORM Technology Connection web site provides current information on (1) service companies that provide support on NORM issues (e.g., site characterization and remediation, sample analysis, radiation safety training, disposal) and (2) existing applicable NORM regulations and guidelines. A third element of the site is an electronic mail list that allows users to post or respond to questions about the management of NORM. Development of the NORM Technology Connection web site was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. It is hosted and maintained by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The web site is publicly available; access is free, as is participation by any of the service companies.

  8. e-Ana and e-Mia: A Content Analysis of Pro–Eating Disorder Web Sites

    PubMed Central

    Schenk, Summer; Wilson, Jenny L.; Peebles, Rebecka

    2010-01-01

    Objectives. The Internet offers Web sites that describe, endorse, and support eating disorders. We examined the features of pro–eating disorder Web sites and the messages to which users may be exposed. Methods. We conducted a systematic content analysis of 180 active Web sites, noting site logistics, site accessories, “thinspiration” material (images and prose intended to inspire weight loss), tips and tricks, recovery, themes, and perceived harm. Results. Practically all (91%) of the Web sites were open to the public, and most (79%) had interactive features. A large majority (84%) offered pro-anorexia content, and 64% provided pro-bulimia content. Few sites focused on eating disorders as a lifestyle choice. Thinspiration material appeared on 85% of the sites, and 83% provided overt suggestions on how to engage in eating-disordered behaviors. Thirty-eight percent of the sites included recovery-oriented information or links. Common themes were success, control, perfection, and solidarity. Conclusions. Pro–eating disorder Web sites present graphic material to encourage, support, and motivate site users to continue their efforts with anorexia and bulimia. Continued monitoring will offer a valuable foundation to build a better understanding of the effects of these sites on their users. PMID:20558807

  9. New Search Area for the NCES WebSite

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Unveiled on July 6, this new area simplifies searches at the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Website. The page features a site-wide keyword search engine and four targeted search tools. The first of these, the Electronic Catalog, helps users find NCES publications and data products, with several search methods, and related information, including a listing of the most popular NCES reports. The Global Education Locator features four keyword search engines: On-Line, National Public School/ District Locator, Public Library Locator, and Private School Locator. The third tool, NCES Fast Facts, offers a collection of in-depth answers to selected education questions, browseable by a subject list, as well a daily "Did You Know" fact and searchable archives of the "Inside the Stats" feature, both of which link to the source documentation. Finally, the NCES Staff Directory allows users to "locate all NCES staff members alphabetically or select one of several options to search staff via their survey/ program area, topic of expertise, or service area."

  10. A spider population in flux: selection and abandonment of artificial web-sites and the importance of intraspecific interactions in Lephthyphantes tenuis (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in wheat

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ferenc Samu; Keith D. Sunderland; Chris J. Topping; John S. Fenlon

    1996-01-01

    Lepthyphantes tenuis, a small sheet-webbuilding linyphiid spider is one of the most abundant spider species of cereal fields in Europe. In the present study we examined the process of web-site selection and web-site tenacity by adult females of this species in a winter wheat field. Spiders were selective in their choice of web-site. Different immigration rates into various manipulated web-sites,

  11. Composing Web services on the Semantic Web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brahim Medjahed; Athman Bouguettaya; Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

    2003-01-01

    Service composition is gaining momentum as the potential silver bullet for the envisioned Semantic Web.It pur- ports to take the Web to unexplored efficiencies and provide a flexible approach for promoting all types of activities in to- morrow's Web.Applications expected to heavily take advan- tage of Web service composition include B2B E-commerce and E-government.To date, enabling composite services has largely

  12. 45 CFR 2540.203 - When must I conduct a State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...October 1, 2009. (b) The National Sex Offender Public Web site check...

  13. 45 CFR 2540.203 - When must I conduct a State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...October 1, 2009. (b) The National Sex Offender Public Web site check...

  14. 45 CFR 2540.203 - When must I conduct a State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...State criminal registry check and a National Sex Offender Public Web site check on an individual...October 1, 2009. (b) The National Sex Offender Public Web site check...

  15. Social Security Online: The Official Web Site of the Social Security Administration

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Social Security Online: The Official Web Site of the Social Security Administration provides information on the agency's history, goals, budget, services, laws and regulations, as well as statistical data and research. The site provides consumers with information about retirement and disability benefits, forms, answers to frequently asked questions, and instructions and directories that will help those interested in contacting the agency. Employers will find information on wage reporting, tax guides, and employee handouts. Consumers who have a web browser that supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) can file an electronic request for Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate statement; however, as reported in the May 23, 1997 Scout Report, for security reasons the SSA no longer sends the statement online.

  16. Toward a critical rhetoric of images: Design\\/writing within a corporate Web site

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carlos Dominic Salinas

    2000-01-01

    This study develops a configural theory for the strategic design\\/writing and critical reading of images, using the case of Nike's 1997–1998 web site to center the discussion. Images are theorized as configurations: as designed\\/written artifacts, rhetorically figured, representing particular ideologies and values, and projecting their maker's ethos. I argue that the explosion of corporate presence within the Internet and World

  17. Content analysis of web sites from 2000 to 2004: a thematic meta-analysis 

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Jian

    2005-11-01

    protect their turf, at the expense of the truth Woo, Kim, & Dominick Describe defaced Web pages to understand the hacking phenomenon, the tools that hackers use, and the psychological motivations of those who hack Greer Examine if sites... my capability. Dr. Priest?s suggestions on the thematic meta-analysis armed me with powerful research tools, aiding me in passing through the ?dark? time during data collection. Finally, Dr. Priest is always ready to help and give valuable...

  18. 75 FR 34925 - Posting of Flight Delay Data on Web Sites

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-21

    This direct final rule amends the time period for uploading flight performance information to an air carrier's Web site from anytime between the 20th and 23rd day of the month to the fourth Saturday of the month. The intended effect of this rule is to provide regulatory relief to industry by allowing carriers to follow standard industry practice of updating flight information such as schedule......

  19. Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Organochlorines in a Marine Food Web at a Pristine Site in Iceland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Halldora Skarphedinsdottir; Karl Gunnarsson; Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson; Erick Nfon

    2010-01-01

    Organochlorine (OC) bioaccumulation and biomagnification were studied in a marine food web at a pristine site in Iceland.\\u000a The species studied were the gastropod and grazer chink shell (Lacuna vincta), the filter feeding bivalve blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), the predators butterfish (Pholis gunnellus), and the seabird black guillemot (Cepphus grylle), all sampled and analysed in 1996–1997. Individual OC levels were

  20. Advanced Quality Tools for eGovernment Services Antonio Candiello

    E-print Network

    Cortesi, Tino

    , quality assurance, quality management, total quality, shows a long and successful history, started were defined, like lean produc- tion [34], six sigma [16], total quality [11]; this evolutionAdvanced Quality Tools for eGovernment Services Antonio Candiello Dipartimento di Informatica

  1. On E-government information resource database product liability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wan Zhiqian; Meng Liu

    2011-01-01

    The designers, producers and disseminator of E- government information resource database should bear the liabil- ity to damages to the victims (users), if they provide the defective database and causes damage to others. Based on database user rights protection and promoting the development of science and culture, database product liability shall apply the principle of presumptive fault, the constituents of

  2. Balancing security and privacy in eGovernment services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kieran SULLIVAN; Jim CLARKE

    2010-01-01

    Advances in digital technology are increasing the volume of computer data and accelerating the massive integration of software into our daily lives. The widespread interconnection of networks and digital convergence accentuates this computerization process, making computing, telecommunications and audiovisual information increasingly compatible and interoperable. eGovernment services to citizens and businesses can take advantage of these developments. However, security and privacy

  3. Drafted: I Want You to Deliver E-Government

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T.; Langa, Lesley A.; McClure, Charles R.

    2006-01-01

    Public access to the Internet and computers is transforming public libraries into de facto e-government access points, for such disparate services as disaster relief, Medicare drug plans, and even benefits for children and families. This new role for public libraries is not just user-initiated. Government agencies now refer people to public…

  4. Promoting social inclusion through public library e-government partnerships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Carlo Bertot; Paul T. Jaeger

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the issues faced by public libraries in the provision of e-government access and education to their patrons and communities, particularly through partnerships with other community organizations aimed at promoting social inclusion of disadvantaged populations. Due to a complex set of factors - including policy decisions, widespread trust of libraries, and a lack of social institutions that play

  5. Access Requirement Analysis of E-Governance Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, Tai-Hoon

    The strategic and contemporary importance of e-governance has been recognized across the world. In India too, various ministries of Govt. of India and State Governments have taken e-governance initiatives to provide e-services to citizens and the business they serve. To achieve the mission objectives, and make such e-governance initiatives successful it would be necessary to improve the trust and confidence of the stakeholders. It is assumed that the delivery of government services will share the same public network information that is being used in the community at large. In particular, the Internet will be the principal means by which public access to government and government services will be achieved. To provide the security measures main aim is to identify user's access requirement for the stakeholders and then according to the models of Nath's approach. Based on this analysis, the Govt. can also make standards of security based on the e-governance models. Thus there will be less human errors and bias. This analysis leads to the security architecture of the specific G2C application.

  6. Visualization of Complex Relations in E-government Knowledge Taxonomies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Per Myrseth; Jorgen Stang; David Skogan

    2011-01-01

    The successful collaboration and interoperability between fully and partially related E-government subject domains requires well understood and high quality definitions of terms and a unified view of the relationships between the defined terms. The common terms and corresponding relation are defined in knowledge taxonomies (or even ontologies) and several good tools exist to create and maintain these models for the

  7. Calculating the habitable zones of multiple star systems with a new interactive Web site

    SciTech Connect

    Müller, Tobias W. A.; Haghighipour, Nader [Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 10, D-72076 Tübingen (Germany)

    2014-02-10

    We have developed a comprehensive methodology and an interactive Web site for calculating the habitable zone (HZ) of multiple star systems. Using the concept of spectral weight factor, as introduced in our previous studies of the calculations of HZ in and around binary star systems, we calculate the contribution of each star (based on its spectral energy distribution) to the total flux received at the top of the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet, and use the models of the HZ of the Sun to determine the boundaries of the HZ in multiple star systems. Our interactive Web site for carrying out these calculations is publicly available at http://astro.twam.info/hz. We discuss the details of our methodology and present its application to some of the multiple star systems detected by the Kepler space telescope. We also present the instructions for using our interactive Web site, and demonstrate its capabilities by calculating the HZ for two interesting analytical solutions of the three-body problem.

  8. MedlinePlus 2010 User Survey Results: How did you learn of the MedlinePlus web site?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Next How did you learn of the MedlinePlus web site? (MedlinePlus en español users only) To use ... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Responses: Web search engine (Yahoo!, Google, AOL, etc.) MedlinePlus en ...

  9. Manipulations of a microbial based soil food web at two arctic sites — evidence of species redundancy among the nematode fauna?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liliane Ruess; Inger K. Schmidt; Anders Michelsen; Sven Jonasson

    2001-01-01

    Nutrient limitation is a major factor influencing ecosystem processes in arctic soils, but knowledge on the decomposer food web interactions and their effects on nutrient cycling is scarce. Manipulations of the soil food web were carried out at two contrasting subarctic sites, a low altitude heath and a high altitude fellfield. The amount of nutrients and energy in the soil

  10. 2008 E-Government Act Report 1 NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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    2008 E-Government Act Report 1 NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) E-Government Act Implementation Update October 14, 2008 NASA is pleased to submit our annual E-Government Act Officers (CIOs), "FY 2008 E-Government Act Reporting Instructions," dated September 2, 2008. NASA continues

  11. STarMir: a web server for prediction of microRNA binding sites.

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    Rennie, William; Liu, Chaochun; Carmack, C Steven; Wolenc, Adam; Kanoria, Shaveta; Lu, Jun; Long, Dang; Ding, Ye

    2014-07-01

    STarMir web server predicts microRNA (miRNA) binding sites on a target ribonucleic acid (RNA). STarMir is an implementation of logistic prediction models developed with miRNA binding data from crosslinking immunoprecipitation (CLIP) studies (Liu,C., Mallick, B., Long, D., Rennie, W.A., Wolenc, A., Carmack, C.S. and Ding, Y. (2013). CLIP-based prediction of mammalian microRNA binding sites. Nucleic Acids Res., 41(14), e138). In both intra-dataset and inter-dataset validations, the models showed major improvements over established algorithms in predictions of both seed and seedless sites. General applicability of the models was indicated by good performance in cross-species validations. The input data for STarMir is processed by the web server to perform prediction of miRNA binding sites, compute comprehensive sequence, thermodynamic and target structure features and a logistic probability as a measure of confidence for each predicted site. For each of seed and seedless sites and for all three regions of a mRNA (3' UTR, CDS and 5' UTR), STarMir output includes the computed binding site features, the logistic probability and a publication-quality diagram of the predicted miRNA:target hybrid. The prediction results are available through both an interactive viewer and downloadable text files. As an application module of the Sfold RNA package (http://sfold.wadsworth.org), STarMir is freely available to all at http://sfold.wadsworth.org/starmir.html. PMID:24803672

  12. Conceptualizing documentation on the Web: An evaluation of different heuristic-based models for counting links between university Web sites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike Thelwall

    2002-01-01

    All known previous Web link studies have used the Web page as the primary indivisible source document for counting purposes. Arguments are presented to explain why this is not necessarily optimal and why other alternatives have the potential to produce better results. This is despite the fact that individual Web files are often the only choice if search engines are

  13. The Wine Spectator: The Most Comprehensive Wine Web Site in the World

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    1994-01-01

    It's a web site with a fresh bouquet and a hint of oak. If you're interested in finding the right wine for a new dish, or if you'd just like to learn a little more about viticulture, this site should be on your bookmark list. Visitors to the site have access to a database of 15,000 wine reviews, as well as an archive of articles from the print version of The Wine Spectator from 1994 forward. Forums on wine are also offered, as well as databases of wine retailers and restaurants. For a fee, users can search the entire 50,000 review database (subscription information is available online).

  14. Development of E-Government Services for Citizens in Slovenia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    2010-01-01

    In the process of Slovenian public administration reform from bureaucratic administration to modern administration following new public management and e-governance approaches, one can see logical development of all necessary legal and strategic acts but less so in the practice. The basic method used in our survey on e-communication of Slovenian public administration with citizens was sending e-mails with relevant questions

  15. E-Government procurement observatory, maturity model and early measurements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gastón Concha; Hernán Astudillo; Miguel Porrúa; Carlos Pimenta

    Electronic government procurement (eGP) is quickly becoming an essential piece of national e-government programs, since it enables active transparency and favors efficient vendor relationships; however, little attention has been paid to the need for periodical measurement of eGP portals' performance and goal satisfaction. Although maturity levels schemes have been proposed for other domains, most notably IT-related, to the best of

  16. Previous Internship Sites for Family Consumer Science Majors (page 1 of 2) Organization Web Site Phone Address City/State Zip

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    Nelson, Tim

    Previous Internship Sites for Family Consumer Science Majors (page 1 of 2) Organization Web Site Portland, OR 97219 Ann Sacks Tile & Stone http://www.annsacks.com/home.jsp 206.441.8917 115 Stewart St Seattle, WA 98101 Anthropologie-University Village http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp 206

  17. Developing a web site for human immunodeficiency virus prevention in a middle income country: a pilot study from Thailand.

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    Kasatpibal, Nongyao; Viseskul, Nongkran; Srikantha, Wimonsiri; Fongkaew, Warunee; Surapagdee, Natthakarn; Grimes, Richard M

    2012-10-01

    The Internet has often been used to reach men who have sex with men (MSMs) in developed countries. However, its use has not been as widespread in middle income countries because of a perceived lack of access to the web by residents of these countries. However, over half of the Internet users in the world now live in middle income countries. This article describes the development of web-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention program that can serve as a model for middle income countries. Thai nursing faculty worked with MSMs to create and evaluate a Web site that provided HIV prevention messages directed toward MSMs. The steps for creating the site are described. Forty-one MSMs used the site and provided feedback to the site developers. The group was young (median=19 years), low income (median income was ?170 US$ per month). The users demonstrated that they had access to the Internet and that they could utilize the site. They also reported moderate-to-high levels of satisfaction with site design, content, ease of use, information obtained, and benefits obtained from using the site. A previous article in the Thai language also showed that they reduced risk behaviors. They also made many useful suggestions for improving the content of the site. In conclusion, the study showed that the combination of nurses and MSMs from a middle income country could develop a usable HIV prevention Web site that instructed and changed behavior. PMID:23002987

  18. Optimal scheduling in queueing network models of high-volume commercial web sites

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    Squillante, Mark S.; Xia, Cathy H.; Zhang, Li

    2001-02-01

    The optimal control of various performance-based measures in high-volume commercial web sites requires a fundamental understanding of the interactions between the diverse set of Internet services that support customer needs and the different importance levels of these services to both the customer and the e-commerce merchant. We present here a study of the control policy for each server in a multiclass queueing network that maximizes a particular function of profit, or minimizes a particular function of cost, across the different classes of Internet services.

  19. Nutrition Content of Food and Beverage Products on Web Sites Popular With Children

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    Lingas, Elena O.; Bukofzer, Eliana

    2009-01-01

    We assessed the nutritional quality of branded food and beverage products advertised on 28 Web sites popular with children. Of the 77 advertised products for which nutritional information was available, 49 met Institute of Medicine criteria for foods to avoid, 23 met criteria for foods to neither avoid nor encourage, and 5 met criteria for foods to encourage. There is a need for further research on the nature and extent of food and beverage advertising online to aid policymakers as they assess the impact of this marketing on children. PMID:19443816

  20. Les Chansons de la Francophonie Web Site and Its Two Web-Usage-Tracking Systems in an Advanced Listening Comprehension Course

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    Weinberg, Alysse

    2005-01-01

    The "Les Chansons de la francophonie" web site is based on French songs and was developed using HTML and JavaScript for the advanced French Comprehension Course at the Second Language Institute of the University of Ottawa. These interactive listening activities include true-false and multiple-choice questions, fill in the blanks, paragraph…

  1. Alternate methods of evaluation for web sites concordant to IAS/IFRS Standards

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    Bostan, I; Grosu, V; Iancu, E

    2009-01-01

    This work has as the principal theme, the study, analysis and implementation of the methodology for use the web sites in e-commerce. The authors try to deal with particular methodological and applied aspects inherent in the analysis of data from the interaction of man-Internet (Web-mining). The research methodology of this work will be focused on a prevalent optic multidisciplinary research based on the pillars of data mining and Web mining. The explosion of Internet and electronic commerce has made the most of business to have its own website. A company may engage internal costs for the development and operation of their website. The website can be designed for internal access (in which case it can be used for presentation and data storage company policies with references of customers) or for external access (they are created and used for promotional and advertising products and services company). The objective of this research, primarily concerns the definition of a repertoire of tools in analyzing e-busine...

  2. Privacy Policies: 1. The SRC and Recreational Sports respects your right to privacy. When you visit our web site, you

    E-print Network

    our web site, you may be providing information to the University on two different levels: a. Anonymous people use to visit our site 3. The SRC and Recreational Sports do not: a. Collect personal information to the best of our ability. b. Collect, maintain, and use customer information as necessary to provide

  3. To be published in the Proceedings of the International Cartographic Conference, Moscow, August 2007. USABILITY PROBLEMS OF WEB MAP SITES

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    Williamson, John

    To be published in the Proceedings of the International Cartographic Conference, Moscow, August of the evaluations were carried out with expert evaluations, during which usability engineers and cartographers and techniques for interface and interaction design of web map sites. Consequently, many people use these sites

  4. ProBiS-ligands: a web server for prediction of ligands by examination of protein binding sites

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    Konc, Janez; Janeži?, Dušanka

    2014-01-01

    The ProBiS-ligands web server predicts binding of ligands to a protein structure. Starting with a protein structure or binding site, ProBiS-ligands first identifies template proteins in the Protein Data Bank that share similar binding sites. Based on the superimpositions of the query protein and the similar binding sites found, the server then transposes the ligand structures from those sites to the query protein. Such ligand prediction supports many activities, e.g. drug repurposing. The ProBiS-ligands web server, an extension of the ProBiS web server, is open and free to all users at http://probis.cmm.ki.si/ligands. PMID:24861616

  5. Privacy and health in the information age: a content analysis of health web site privacy policy statements.

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    Rains, Stephen A; Bosch, Leslie A

    2009-07-01

    This article reports a content analysis of the privacy policy statements (PPSs) from 97 general reference health Web sites that was conducted to examine the ways in which visitors' privacy is constructed by health organizations. PPSs are formal documents created by the Web site owner to describe how information regarding site visitors and their behavior is collected and used. The results show that over 80% of the PPSs in the sample indicated automatically collecting or requesting that visitors voluntarily provide information about themselves, and only 3% met all five of the Federal Trade Commission's Fair Information Practices guidelines. Additionally, the results suggest that the manner in which PPSs are framed and the use of justifications for collecting information are tropes used by health organizations to foster a secondary exchange of visitors' personal information for access to Web site content. PMID:19657826

  6. Usability issues in developing a Web-based consumer health site.

    PubMed Central

    McCray, A. T.; Dorfman, E.; Ripple, A.; Ide, N. C.; Jha, M.; Katz, D. G.; Loane, R. F.; Tse, T.

    2000-01-01

    ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based system intended for a diverse audience, including patients, family members and other members of the public. Throughout the system design and development process, our decisions have been driven by usability concerns. We first describe the overall design of the site, including the home page, which provides a site overview and rapid access to the information contained within it. Next we discuss the data presentation format which has been standardized in spite of data coming to us from many different sources. We provide a detailed description of the search and browse features that are intended to simplify the complexities of medical terminology and support information discovery. We conclude with a review of our evaluation activities and future plans. PMID:11079945

  7. WeBSurg: An innovative educational Web site in minimally invasive surgery--principles and results.

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    Mutter, Didier; Vix, Michel; Dallemagne, Bernard; Perretta, Silvana; Leroy, Joël; Marescaux, Jacques

    2011-03-01

    Internet has dramatically changed clinical practice and information sharing among the surgical community and has revolutionized the access to surgical education. High-speed Internet broadcasting allows display of high-quality high-definition full-screen videos. Herein, Internet access to surgical procedures plays a major role in continuing medical education (CME). The WeBSurg Web site is a virtual surgical university dedicated to post-graduate education in minimally invasive surgery. Its results measured through its members, number of visitors coming from 213 different countries, as well as the amount of data transmitted through the provider LimeLight, confirm that WeBSurg appears as the first Web site in surgical CME. The Internet offers a tailored education for all levels of surgical expertise as well as for all types of Internet access. This represents a global multimedia solution at the cutting edge of technology and surgical evolution, which responds to the modern ethos of "always, anywhere, anytime." PMID:21385758

  8. Empirical Research on E-Government Based on Content Mining

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yang Shen; Zitao Liu; Shaoji Luo; Huijuan Fu; Ye Li

    2009-01-01

    According to acquiring data from the meta-search engine and getting information in specific websites, the author proposes an extraction model based on Web information which is used to construct network relationships of the subject based on its semantic link. Then based on the proposed model above, the author does content mining and semantic analysis on the Web data of five

  9. Failure of many United States Department of Health Web sites to provide accurate information about the female condom.

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    Ventura-DiPersia, Christina; Rodriguez, Kristina; Kelvin, Elizabeth A

    2015-07-01

    Uptake of the female condom (FC) in the United States has historically been low; inadequate promotion may be one barrier faced by potential users. We performed a content analysis of state and municipal health department Web sites to describe how the FC is being promoted for pregnancy and disease prevention. We found that only a slim majority (60.8%) of health department Web sites mention the FC at all and those that do include numerous inaccuracies in their messaging. These inaccuracies may discourage uptake of the FC or have a detrimental impact on the experience when using the product for the first time. PMID:25797043

  10. Site-Wide Wrapper Induction for Life Science Deep Web Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Saqib Mir; Steffen Staab; Isabel Rojas

    2009-01-01

    We present a novel approach to automatic information extraction from Deep Web Life Science databases using wrapper induction. Traditional wrapper induction techniques focus on learning wrappers based on examples from one class of Web pages, i.e. from Web pages that are all similar in structure and content. Thereby, traditional wrapper induction targets the understanding of Web pages generated from a

  11. From Chaos to Content: An Integrated Approach to Government Web Sites

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    Demuth, Nora H.; Knudson, Christa K.

    2005-01-03

    The web development team of the Environmental Technology Directorate (ETD) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) redesigned the ETD website as a database-driven system, powered by the newly designed ETD Common Information System (ETD-CIS). The ETD website was redesigned in response to an analysis that showed the previous ETD websites were inefficient, costly, and lacking in a consistent focus. Redesigned and newly created websites based on a new ETD template provide a consistent image, meet or exceed accessibility standards, and are linked through a common database. The protocols used in developing the ETD website support integration of further organizational sites and facilitate internal use by staff and training on ETD website development and maintenance. Other PNNL organizations have approached the ETD web development team with an interest in applying the methods established by the ETD system. The ETD system protocol could potentially be used by other DOE laboratories to improve their website efficiency and content focus. “The tools by which we share science information must be as extraordinary as the information itself.[ ]” – DOE Science Director Raymond Orbach

  12. Evolution of web site design: implications for medical education on the Internet.

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    Chu, L F; Chan, B K

    1998-09-01

    Since its inception, the world wide web (WWW) has possessed the potential for becoming a 'watershed' medium for conveying complex, structured information across vast temporal and geographical barriers. In 1995, the MedWorld project (http:(/)/medworld.stanford.edu) was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in an effort to innovate and explore the design process of creating WWW applications specifically for medical education. Until recently, the evolution of WWW applications has been mainly driven by technological advances in client-server technology, enabling or translating traditional modes of collaborative medical education (e.g. voice, presence, print, motion) into WWW devices and applications. Many of these applications, while technologically advanced, lack focused development of interface and interactivity design, which may enhance learning experiences. WWW applications which incorporate design innovation in parity with advances in client-server technology have been termed, 'third generation' web sites and have the potential to improve the quality of WWW applications designed for medical education. This work describes how the MedWorld project has created a 'third generation' WWW application by utilizing innovation in information, interface and interactivity design to create innovative WWW technology for the medical education arena. PMID:9861505

  13. Web-Based Geographic Information System Tool for Accessing Hanford Site Environmental Data

    SciTech Connect

    Triplett, Mark B.; Seiple, Timothy E.; Watson, David J.; Charboneau, Briant L.; Morse, John G.

    2014-11-15

    Data volume, complexity, and access issues pose severe challenges for analysts, regulators and stakeholders attempting to efficiently use legacy data to support decision making at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site. DOE has partnered with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on the PHOENIX (PNNL-Hanford Online Environmental Information System) project, which seeks to address data access, transparency, and integration challenges at Hanford to provide effective decision support. PHOENIX is a family of spatially-enabled web applications providing quick access to decades of valuable scientific data and insight through intuitive query, visualization, and analysis tools. PHOENIX realizes broad, public accessibility by relying only on ubiquitous web-browsers, eliminating the need for specialized software. It accommodates a wide range of users with intuitive user interfaces that require little or no training to quickly obtain and visualize data. Currently, PHOENIX is actively hosting three applications focused on groundwater monitoring, groundwater clean-up performance reporting, and in-tank monitoring. PHOENIX-based applications are being used to streamline investigative and analytical processes at Hanford, saving time and money. But more importantly, by integrating previously isolated datasets and developing relevant visualization and analysis tools, PHOENIX applications are enabling DOE to discover new correlations hidden in legacy data, allowing them to more effectively address complex issues at Hanford.

  14. World Wide WebWWWDeep Web Web Deep Web

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    Deep Web Web World Wide WebWWWDeep Web Web Deep Web Deep Web Deep Web Deep Web Deep Web 1 World Wide Web [1] Web 200,000TB Web Web Web Internet Web Web Web "" Surface Web Deep Web Surface Web 21.3% Surface Web Deep Web [2] Deep Web Web Crawler Deep Web 1 Web

  15. Discovering How Students Search a University Web Site: A Comparative Usability Case Study for PC and Mobile Devices

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    Sengel, Erhan

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to investigate the usability level of web site of a university by observing 10 participants who are required to complete 11 tasks, which have been defined by the researchers before to gather data about effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction. System Usability Scale was used to collect data about satisfaction. The research…

  16. Using Links To Facilitate Access to Internet Resources: A Content Analysis of Ohio Public Library Web Sites.

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    Mason, Susan Gortner

    This study analyzes the use of external links on Ohio public library World Wide Web sites, focusing on methods used to facilitate access to Internet resources. The categorization of links was analyzed, with specific focus on the organization, scope, and presentation of links arranged topically. This study suggests that the public libraries of Ohio…

  17. INVERSE PROBLEMS AND IMAGING WEB SITE: http://www.aimSciences.org VOLUME X, NO. 0X, 200X, XXX

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    Soatto, Stefano

    INVERSE PROBLEMS AND IMAGING WEB SITE: http://www.aimSciences.org VOLUME X, NO. 0X, 200X, X­XX NON, underwater imaging systems are subject to scattering effects and video shooting in summer suffers from hot scenarios. For each video we arbitrarily choose three frames to display here. Previous methods have been

  18. Inverse Problems and Imaging Web site: http://www.aimSciences.org Volume X, No. 0X, 200X, XXX

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    Cohen, Laurent

    Inverse Problems and Imaging Web site: http://www.aimSciences.org Volume X, No. 0X, 200X, X­XX NON-sampled image. It is usually applied to a sequence of images in video, see the review papers [43, 27]. We

  19. Inverse Problems and Imaging Web site: http://www.aimSciences.org Volume X, No. 0X, 200X, XXX

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Inverse Problems and Imaging Web site: http://www.aimSciences.org Volume X, No. 0X, 200X, X­XX NON applied to a sequence of images in video, see the review papers [43, 27]. We consider here the problem

  20. 76 FR 61367 - Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act; Notice to Public of Web Site Location of Fiscal...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-04

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the Web site location where the Agency will post a list of guidance documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is considering for development. In addition, FDA has established a docket where stakeholders may provide comments and/or draft language for those topics as well as suggestions for new or different...