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An Integrated Model in E-Government Based on Semantic Web, Web Service and Intelligent Agent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One urgent problem in E-government service is to improve service efficiency through breaking information islands while constructing integrated service systems. Web Service provides a set of standards for the provision of functionality over the Web, and Web Service descriptions are pure syntactic instead of semantic content. Semantic Web provides interoperability from syntactic level to semantic one not only for human users but also for software agents. Semantic Web and Intelligent Agent are highly complementary, and the existing technologies have made their unification quite feasible, which brings about a good opportunity to the development of E-government. Based on Semantic Web and Intelligent Agent technologies an integrated service model of E-government is suggested in this paper.

Zhu, Hongtao; Su, Fangli

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Proposing a hybrid-intelligent framework to secure e-government web applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the essential needs to implement a successful e-Government web application is security. Web application firewalls (WAF) are the most important tool to secure web applications against the increasing number of web application attacks nowadays. WAFs work in different modes depending on the web traffic filtering approach used, such as positive security mode, negative security mode, session-based mode, or

Asaad Moosa; Eanas Muhsen Alsaffar

2008-01-01

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Personalization in E-Government: An Approach that Combines Semantics and Web 2.0  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Europe, large parts of the population use the Internet in their daily life: at work, during their leisure time, or for accessing information, purchasing goods or communication. They now expect public administrations to provide the same level of service that they are accustomed to when using online banking, flight booking or electronic shops. Increasingly, they also expect the types of personalization and user adaptation offered by such commercial services.1 The current norm for e-government portals, which is to confront different citizens with a one-size-fits-all Web interface, is not the optimum way to deliver public sector services because every person is an individual with different knowledge, abilities, skills and preferences. The conventional brick-and-mortar office has a more human face because the clerk can respond to different people in different manners. That is why people tend to use the conventional office rather than the e-government services. To transfer some of the humanity to e-government portals, it is necessary to build adaptive portals for public services. Such user-adaptive portals will increase the usability, and, thus, the acceptance of e-government, enabling administrations to achieve the, as yet, elusive efficiency gains and user satisfaction, which are the primary goals of e-government projects.

Schmidt, Kay-Uwe; Stojanovic, Ljiljana; Stojanovic, Nenad; Thomas, Susan

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Improving Web Site Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

lead to lost productivity and rev-enue. The question of how to improve the design of informational Web sites is thus of critical importance. Although most prominent Web sites are created by professional design firms, many smaller sites are built by people with little design experience or training. As a consequence, Web sites with local reach, such as those belonging to

Melody Y. Ivory; Marti A. Hearst

2002-01-01

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WWW: Neuroscience Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The human brain contains an estimated 100 billion neurons, and browsing the Web, one might be led to believe that there's a Web site for every one of those cells. It's no surprise that there are lots of Web sites concerning the nervous system. After all, the human brain is toward the top of nearly everyone's list of favorite organs and of…

Liu, Dennis

2006-01-01

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Web Site Evaluation Checklist  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This worksheet outlines a method to evaluate the quality and reliability of a web site. It could be given to students to help them develop the ability to make critical judgements of web-based materials.

2004-11-19

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From government to e-government: a transition model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To develop a model that can explain the “government to e-government” transition process. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Reviews the literature on and practice of e-government, as well as the related literature of strategic alignment and maturity models for technology adoption. Offers evidence for the model's validity through case-type material from the web sites of e-governments worldwide. Findings – Six transition

Robert M. Davison; Christian Wagner; Louis C. K. Ma

2005-01-01

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New NSF Web Site Released  

NSF Publications Database

... br/>Media Advisory 05-001New NSF Web Site Released NSF's new Web site has been redesigned from the ... The National Science Foundation introduces a new Web site, entirely redesigned to better serve both ...

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Respondent Web Site Features  

Cancer.gov

The ASA24 Respondent Web site guides the participant through the completion of a 24-hour recall for the previous day, either from midnight to midnight or for the past 24-hours, using a dynamic user interface.

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Angiosperm Phylogeny Web site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Stevens, P. F.

2001-01-01

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Restructuring Multilingual Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current practice of Web site development does not ad- dress explicitly the problems related to multilingual sites. Thesame information, as well as thesame navigation paths, page formatting and organization, are expected to be pro- vided by the site independently from the chosen language. This is typically ensured by adopting personal conventions on the way pages are named and on their

Paolo Tonella; Filippo Ricca; Emanuele Pianta; Christian Girardi

2002-01-01

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Applying CommonKADS and Semantic Web Technologies to Ontology-Based E-Government Knowledge Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Government agencies are the largest owners of knowledge assets such as regulations, documents, forms. To build a knowledge-based\\u000a system (KBS) for e-government has proved to be an effective way to enhance the efficiency of handling governmental services.\\u000a However, few efforts are made to address automatic reasoning of knowledge-intensive tasks within e-government processes. For\\u000a this purpose, we present an approach to

Dong Yang; Lixin Tong; Yan Ye; Hongwei Wu

2006-01-01

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Elementary Classroom Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand how elementary classroom Web sites support children's literacy. From a sociocultural perspective of literacy and a transformative stance toward the integration of literacy and technology, and building on explorations of new literacies, I discuss opportunities provided by the Internet that can support…

Baker, Elizabeth A.

2007-01-01

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Conducting Web-Based Surveys of Government Practitioners in Social Sciences: Practical Lessons for E-Government Researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the use of surveys in social science research is not new, growing computerization and widespread availability of Internet access has made it increasingly possible to conduct these surveys online. However, populations in the social sciences - and particularly in e-government - are not always well defined, and their boundaries are fuzzy. Therefore, additional challenges need to be considered in

José Ramón Gil-garcía; Sara A. Berg; Theresa A. Pardo; G. Brian Burke; Ahmet Guler

2009-01-01

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Web site blues.  

PubMed

So far, Rachel Soltanoff's instincts had been right. As CEO in this fictional case study, she had successfully navigated TradeRite Software's transition from a news service for stockbrokers to a $70 million provider of shrink-wrapped software geared toward both brokers and the growing day-trader market. Now a well-financed start-up, Stock-net.com, was testing a very competitive product that traders could download directly over the Web. And TradeRite's Web site was nothing more than a collection of elaborate marketing brochures. Rachel knew she needed to start selling over the Web. But the e-commerce consultants she had hired to set up her Web store were behind schedule, and their 21-year-old CEO had just resigned. Her product manager, Lisa Bandini, was working overtime to transform TradeRite's entire product line into Web-aware applications to match Stocknet's, and Rachel had $2.5 million to launch them. But the consultants said it would take $5 million just to rent e-commerce capabilities. Ace sales VP Brian Rockart thought the company had already wasted too much time and money--money from his budget--on its Web site. Marketing VP Rob Collins thought TradeRite should focus on its core stockbroker customers. Chief Technical Officer Joe Martinez doesn't want to go ahead without a pilot project. Should Rachel try to convince Brian, Rob, and the rest of the senior management team that e-commerce is the way to go? Four commentators offer advice. PMID:10387770

Maruca, R F

1999-01-01

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Mono Lake Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Reis, Greg; Committee, Mono L.

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Web 2.0 as a megatrend in eGovernment: an empirical analysis of its preconditions and outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, Web 2.0 and social media were such an enormous hype, that today the popularity of these terms seems to be declining already. However, scientists and practitioners in (e)Goverment are still bothered by important questions, like: what is Web 2.0 and should we do something with it? In this paper, we give an extensive description of what Web

M. G. A. Plomp; R. A. te Velde

2011-01-01

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Creating Web Sites for Web Surfers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If you build it, will they come? This is one of the fundamental questions anybody creating a Web site has to confront, whether you're a business person, a Web professional or a home user. One of the fundamental ways to ensure people do come, and return, is to make the content of your site as appealing and as accessible as possible. A new study by…

Goldsborough, Reid

2004-01-01

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Integrated web services platform for the facilitation of fraud detection in health care e-government services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public healthcare is a basic service provided by governments to citizens which is increasingly coming under pressure as the European population ages and the ratio of working to elderly persons falls. A way to make public spending on healthcare more efficient is to ensure that the money is spent on legitimate causes. This paper presents the work of the iWebCare

A. Tagaris; G. Konnis; X. Benetou; T. Dimakopoulos; K. Kassis; N. Athanasiadis; S. Ruping; H. Grosskreutz; D. Koutsouris

2009-01-01

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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.

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Using Web Server Logs in Evaluating Instructional Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ingram, Albert L.

2000-01-01

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Fortune 500 manufacturer web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forecasts for business-to-business electronic commerce over the next few years are in the trillions. Manufacturers represent a significant portion of business-to-business activity and their web sites an integral component of business-to-business electronic commerce. Should they choose to, manufacturers can use their web sites not only to conduct electronic commerce but also to engage in a wide range of marketing communications.

Monica Perry; Charles D. Bodkin

2002-01-01

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Web site design benchmarking within industry groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

For corporations engaged in e-commerce, the Web serves as their primary interface with customers. Consequently, quality Web site design is a critical success factor for corporations with an e-commerce strategy. However, no comprehensive and coherent set of evaluation criteria exists that corporations and researchers can use to examine Web sites. This paper fills this gap by proposing Web site evaluation

Sung-eon Kim; Thomas Shaw; Helmut Schneider

2003-01-01

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Reservoir High's TE Site Wins Web Site of the Month  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features "Mr. Rhine's Technology Education Web Site," a winner of the Web Site of the Month. This Web site was designed by Luke Rhine, a teacher at the Reservoir High School in Fulton, Maryland. Rhine's Web site offers course descriptions and syllabuses, class calendars, lectures and presentations, design briefs and other course…

Tech Directions, 2008

2008-01-01

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NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS WEB SITE  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Academy Press is the publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Through this web site, you have access to a virtual treasure trove of books, reports and publicatio...

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Gauging the Success of Your Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web analytics is a way to measure and optimize Web site performance, says Jason Burby, director of Web analytics for ZAAZ Inc., a Web design and development firm in Seattle with a countrywide client base. He compares it to using Evite, which is a useful, free web service that makes it easy to send out party and other invitations and,…

Goldsborough, Reid

2005-01-01

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Carnegie Science Academy Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kotwicki, John; Atzinger, Joe; Turso, Denise

1997-11-01

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Roadmap for a Departmental Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2005-01-01

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Corporate Web Sites in Traditional Print Advertisements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pardun, Carol J.; Lamb, Larry

1999-01-01

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NCI Announces New Web Design and Usability Web Site  

Cancer.gov

In an effort to substantially improve the usefulness and accessibility of federal government health information on the World Wide Web, the National Cancer Institute has launched a new Web site called Usability.gov (http://usability.gov).

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Matter & Interactions: Textbook Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This two-volume modern textbook for introductory calculus-based college physics courses emphasizes qualitative as well as quantitative reasoning, and puts heavy emphasis on atomic-level description and analysis. Its goals are to stress the basic principles of physics, engage students in modeling, and include 20th century applications. The web site provides extensive resources for instructors using the texts, including software, discussion forums, instructional activities, and lecture notes.

Chabay, Ruth W.; Sherwood, Bruce A.

2009-03-17

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Analysis of Elementary School Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While researchers have studied the use and value of educational software for many years, study of school Web sites and/or their effectiveness is limited. In this investigation, we identified goals and functions of school Web sites and used the foundations of effective Web site design to develop an evaluation checklist. We then applied these…

Hartshorne, Richard; Friedman, Adam; Algozzine, Bob; Kaur, Daljit

2008-01-01

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High-Performance Web Site Design Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

erformance and high availability are critical at Web sites that receive large numbers of requests. This article presents several tech- niques—including redundant hardware, load balancing, Web serv- er acceleration, and efficient management of dynamic data—that can be used at popular sites to improve performance and availability. We describe how we deployed several of these techniques at the official Web site

Arun Iyengar; Jim Challenger; Daniel M. Dias; Paul Dantzig

2000-01-01

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Usability Issues in Web Site Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Unless a web site meets the needs of the intended users it will not meet the needs of the organisation providing the web site. Web site development should be user-centred,evaluating the evolving design against user requirements. The first step is to define the business objectives, the intended context of use and key scenarios of use. This helps prioritise design

Nigel Bevan

1997-01-01

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Teaching Web Site Design: Science or Art?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses an approach to teaching web site design to higher education (HE) students that attempts to balance the artistic and scientific aspects of the web site design process. The design of IT systems has traditionally been viewed as a technical activity. However, unlike existing types of IT systems, an organization's web site is…

Taylor, Mark John; Salces, Fausto Sainz; Duffy, Sandra Patricia

2005-01-01

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Legal Concerns of Web Site Reverse Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

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Creating Patient and Family Education Web Sites  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2013-01-01

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An Automated Tool for Web Site Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web is becoming more and more important each day for business, education, sharing information and for communication. Every passing day the number of companies, organizations and individuals publishing their web sites is increasing. Everyone wants their web site is of good quality. Some quality metrics may affect indirectly on the popularity through their effect on the performance or the usability

Sukhpal Kaur

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WebAdaptor: Designing Adaptive Web Sites Using Data Mining Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

Creating an adaptive web site, which is a web site that automatically changes its contents and organization ac- cording to usage, is a challenge for web site designers. We introduce a novel algorithm for creating an adaptive web site based on combining web usage mining and adaptive web site generation. We outline the design of a system called WebAdaptor that

Howard J. Hamilton; Xuewei Wang; Y. Y. Yao

2001-01-01

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Building Citizen Trust through e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

. Abstract The trust of citizens in their governments has gradually eroded. One response by several North American governments has been to introduce e- government, or web-mediated citizen-to-government interaction. This paper tests the extent to which online initiatives have succeeded in increasing trust and external political efficacy in voters. An internet- based survey of 182 Canadian voters shows that using

Michael Parent; Christine A. Vandebeek; Andrew C. Gemino

2004-01-01

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The Creative Teaching Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"If you're not having fun, you're not being the best teacher you can be," says the masthead of this Website, and we would tend to agree. Updated frequently, the site offers a host of materials designed to inspire teachers and refresh flagging energies as well as providing some specific instructional materials. The materials focus on teaching younger children -- though the site covers K-12 -- and emphasize interactive ways to engage children's learning skills that draw on contemporary media, including the Internet and video games. There is also an annotated list of useful links and a free email alerting service that periodically dispenses creative teaching tips and links to creative sites. Coming soon from this Website: Star Trek Captains and Teaching Style. The site is the brainchild of Robert Morgan, a teacher and educator for the past 30 years who currently holds the positions of Web Administrator and Director of the Computer, Space Science, Simulation, and Faculty Technology Training Center at University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Bring Discipline to Your Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As more educators serve as "Web masters" of Web sites for courses, they soon discover that as a site grows it becomes increasingly inconsistent and more difficult to manage. The situation results, to some extent, from the fact that there is a lot learned along the way and the site represents a growing level of expertise. However, it also arises…

Zaner, John; Wilson, Glenn

2005-01-01

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Towards adaptive Web sites: Conceptual framework and case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's Web sites are intricate but not intelligent; while Web navigation is dynamic and idiosyncratic, all too often Web sites are fossils cast in HTML. In response, this paper investigates adaptive Web sites: sites that automatically improve their organization and presentation by learning from visitor access patterns. Adaptive Web sites mine the data buried in Web server logs to produce

Mike Perkowitz; Oren Etzioni

2000-01-01

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Yes! You Can Build a Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Holzberg, Carol

2001-01-01

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Web site accessibility: an online sector analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eleanor T. Loiacono; Scott Mccoy

2004-01-01

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Exploring a successful magazine web site  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to provide a multifaceted exploration of the motives and success factors of a magazine web site. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper presents an explorative single case study of a Finnish magazine web site. The analysis is based on triangulated data (semi-structured interviews, observation, statistics, and documents provided by the magazine publisher). Findings –

Hanna-Kaisa Ellonen; Olli Kuivalainen

2008-01-01

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Evolution of web site design patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Web enables broad dissemination of information and services; however, the ways in which sites are designed can either facilitate or impede users' benefit from these resources. We present a longitudinal study of web site design from 2000 to 2003. We analyze over 150 quantitative measures of interface aspects (e.g., amount of text on pages, numbers and types of links,

Melody Y. Ivory; Rodrick Megraw

2005-01-01

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Narcissism and social networking Web sites.  

PubMed

The present research examined how narcissism is manifested on a social networking Web site (i.e., Facebook.com). Narcissistic personality self-reports were collected from social networking Web page owners. Then their Web pages were coded for both objective and subjective content features. Finally, strangers viewed the Web pages and rated their impression of the owner on agentic traits, communal traits, and narcissism. Narcissism predicted (a) higher levels of social activity in the online community and (b) more self-promoting content in several aspects of the social networking Web pages. Strangers who viewed the Web pages judged more narcissistic Web page owners to be more narcissistic. Finally, mediational analyses revealed several Web page content features that were influential in raters' narcissistic impressions of the owners, including quantity of social interaction, main photo self-promotion, and main photo attractiveness. Implications of the expression of narcissism in social networking communities are discussed. PMID:18599659

Buffardi, Laura E; Campbell, W Keith

2008-10-01

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Creating a physician web site: Part One.  

PubMed

The reasons why physicians should have professional web sites for their practices are presented. The options available to practitioners who want to create a site are reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of virtual and non-virtual hosting are discussed. How to find and register one's own domain name, obtain a hosting service, and avenues available to build the web site are also described. Future articles will address finding specific hosting services and details regarding site construction. PMID:10835816

Elliott, B

2000-05-01

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Web site setup for pediatric dentists: a framework.  

PubMed

The objective of this paper is to describe a framework for the development of a simple web site for pediatric dentists. The four steps--domain name registration, web site hosting, web site design and web site publishing--are detailed. A pediatric dental web site can be created and maintained for less than $300 per annum. PMID:11048310

Nainar, S M

2000-01-01

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Culturally Responsive Educational Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the shortcomings of multicultural education; presents Vygotsky's sociocognitive theory as a model for multicultural education for the World Wide Web; and discusses the process of Web design as an appropriate technological tool to apply Vygotsky's theory to create culturally responsive educational environments. (Contains 9 references.)…

Gillani, Bijan B.

2000-01-01

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Relationship building and the use of Web sites: How Fortune 500 corporations use their Web sites to build relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the dialogic features of corporate Web sites in order to determine the Web site practices of the corporations for building relationships with their publics. Content analysis of 100 Fortune 500 companies’ Web sites revealed that the corporations designed their Web sites to serve important publics and foster dialogic communication. The corporate Web sites appear to promote control

Bryan H. Reber

2008-01-01

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VeriWeb: Automatically Testing Dynamic Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web sites are becoming increasingly complex as more and more services and information are made available over the Internet and intranets. At the same time, the correct behavior of sites has become cru- cial to the success of businesses and organizations and thus should be tested thoroughly and frequently. Although traditional software testing is already a notoriously hard, time-consuming and

Michael Benedikt; Juliana Freire; Patrice Godefroid

2002-01-01

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21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.  

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Internet Web site disclosure requirements. 1304...Online Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements. ...made on, through, or on behalf of that Web site. (1) The name and address...

2014-04-01

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Building Citizen Trust Through E-government  

Microsoft Academic Search

The trust of citizens in their governments has gradually eroded. One response by several North American governments has been to introduce e-government or Web-mediated citizen-to-government interaction. This paper tests the extent to which online initiatives have succeeded in increasing trust and external political efficacy in voters. An Internet-based survey of 182 Canadian voters shows that using the Internet to transact

Michael Parent; Christine A. Vandebeek; Andrew C. Gemino

2005-01-01

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Overview of the Researcher Web Site  

Cancer.gov

The Researcher Web site allows researchers, clinicians, and teachers to register to use ASA24 for research, clinical practice, or teaching; to manage logistics of data collection; and to obtain analytic output files.

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Somali web sites, history and politics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Abdisalam M. Issa-Salwe; Anthony Olden

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Akpinar, Yavuz; Bayramoglu, Yusuf

2008-01-01

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Great Web Sites for Kids...The Awesome WebSite Awards (AWArds) Winners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains AWArds (Awesome WebSite Awards), a program to encourage educators to collaborate on lessons that teach young children how to evaluate the Web sites they encounter. Students themselves nominate sites for the AWArds, and a panel of judges selects winners in three categories. (LRW)

Small, Ruth; Arnone, Marilyn

2000-01-01

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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.

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Lunar and Planetary Institute: Journal Web sites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) "is a focus for academic participation in studies of the current state, evolution, and formation of the solar system." The LPI Web site contains a helpful and handy resource for professionals and researchers. Called Journal Web sites, this simple database contains a list of dozens of obvious and not so obvious journals and publications, such as the International Comet Quarterly, that relate to the subject at hand along with direct links. And, as the sites header states, Journal home pages can contain a variety of information such as tables of contents, guidelines on manuscript preparation, and even online versions of the journal itself.

64

MNav: A Markov Model-Based Web Site Navigability Measure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web site success is significantly associated with navigability, an important attribute of usability that denotes the ease with which users find desired information as they move through a Web site. Navigable Web sites allow users to form a mental model of the type and location of information in the Web site and an expectation of where and to what a

Yuming Zhou; Hareton Leung; Pinata Winoto

2007-01-01

65

Usability Evaluation of Public Web Mapping Sites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web mapping sites are interactive maps that are accessed via Webpages. With the rapid development of Internet and Geographic Information System (GIS) field, public web mapping sites are not foreign to people. Nowadays, people use these web mapping sites for various reasons, in that increasing maps and related map services of web mapping sites are freely available for end users. Thus, increased users of web mapping sites led to more usability studies. Usability Engineering (UE), for instance, is an approach for analyzing and improving the usability of websites through examining and evaluating an interface. In this research, UE method was employed to explore usability problems of four public web mapping sites, analyze the problems quantitatively and provide guidelines for future design based on the test results. Firstly, the development progress for usability studies were described, and simultaneously several usability evaluation methods such as Usability Engineering (UE), User-Centered Design (UCD) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) were generally introduced. Then the method and procedure of experiments for the usability test were presented in detail. In this usability evaluation experiment, four public web mapping sites (Google Maps, Bing maps, Mapquest, Yahoo Maps) were chosen as the testing websites. And 42 people, who having different GIS skills (test users or experts), gender (male or female), age and nationality, participated in this test to complete the several test tasks in different teams. The test comprised three parts: a pretest background information questionnaire, several test tasks for quantitative statistics and progress analysis, and a posttest questionnaire. The pretest and posttest questionnaires focused on gaining the verbal explanation of their actions qualitatively. And the design for test tasks targeted at gathering quantitative data for the errors and problems of the websites. Then, the results mainly from the test part were analyzed. The success rate from different public web mapping sites was calculated and compared, and displayed by the means of diagram. And the answers from questionnaires were also classified and organized in this part. Moreover, based on the analysis, this paper expands the discussion about the layout, map visualization, map tools, search logic and etc. Finally, this paper closed with some valuable guidelines and suggestions for the design of public web mapping sites. Also, limitations for this research stated in the end.

Wang, C.

2014-04-01

66

Fusion Energy Educational Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is a collection of resources about nuclear fusion. It provides a large set of definitions for the terms most commonly used in fusion research, and a course developed in conjunction with the Contemporary Physics Education Project.

Laboratory, Princeton P.; Laboratory, Lawrence L.

2003-10-10

67

A strategic planning approach to Web site management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many libraries are creating Web sites, to serve a wide range of purposes. The author is Webmaster of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); using her own Web site as an example, she discusses a number of issues and tasks associated with creating and maintaining a professional Web site, within the context of a strategic planning approach to Web

Laurel A. Clyde

2000-01-01

68

Early British Kingdoms Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2001-01-01

69

Diasporic Web Sites: Ingroup and Outgroup Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines a representative World Wide Web page about India to determine ways in which it addresses the "ingroup" of diasporic Indians and "outgroup" visitors to the site. Identifies several textual strategies including modes of formatting, use of language, specific selection of images and multimedia elements, and specific links provided by the…

Mitra, Ananda

1997-01-01

70

Using Participatory Design to Improve Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author, a doctoral candidate from the School of Information at the University of Texas-Austin, describes the experience gathered from her attempt to redesign her existing Web sites in order to supply online resources for Slavic and Byzantine studies. The use of participatory design, which involves the users in creating the…

Nikolova-Houston, Tatiana

2005-01-01

71

Inconsistencies Mar Web Site on Campus Crime.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the campus security Web site of the U.S. Department of Education as flawed because many college officials found reporting instructions confusing or reporting requirements too time consuming. Data, designed to give information about the safety of institutions, are often misleading and difficult to use for comparisons. (SLD)

Nicklin, Julie L.

2000-01-01

72

School Web Site of the Month  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features "Tech Directions" School Web Site of the Month. The website (http://satellite.stcharles.k12.la.us) was produced by technology education students at the Satellite Center of St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, Louisiana. The Satellite Center focuses on the career paths projected to expand the most over the next decade.…

Tech Directions, 2008

2008-01-01

73

Journal Holdings Lists on Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Susan Pulsipher presented information on creating and maintaining a Web site that provides library users with detailed information about the library's serials holdings. Many colleges and universities are currently presenting information about their serials holdings in various formats via the Internet. This presentation outlined how a small library with limited staff and limited control of a server can create such

Elizabeth C. Henry Recorder

2002-01-01

74

Collaborative Community: Health Education Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four community colleges in Western Massachusetts--Berkshire Community College (BCC), Greenfield Community College (GCC), Holyoke Community College (HCC), and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)--have created a collaborative Web site, at www.healthprograms.org, to present information on allied health associate degrees or certificate…

McCabe, Setta

2004-01-01

75

Interactive Journey Through the Innerbody Web Site  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innerbody.com is a commercial, educational Web site designed for anyone interested in learning the intricacies of the human anatomy. It provides an interactive journey through the ten systems of the human body using tutorials, animations, diagrams, and descriptive links.

2008-01-01

76

Evaluating Domestic and International Web-Site Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the AIPD (attracting, informing, positioning, and delivering) approach to the evaluation of commercial Web sites that assess the strategic potential of Web sites, provides a framework for the development of competitive sites, and compares Web site strategies within and across national boundaries. Compares Internet strategies of Japanese…

Simeon, Roblyn

1999-01-01

77

Specification and implementation of dynamic Web site benchmarks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The absence of benchmarks for Web sites with dynamic content has been a major impediment to research in this area. We describe three benchmarks for evaluating the performance of Web sites with dynamic content. The benchmarks model three common types of dynamic content Web sites with widely varying application characteristics: an online bookstore, an auction site, and a bulletin board.

Cristiana Amza; Anupam Chanda; Alan L. Cox; Sameh Elnikety; Romer Gil; Karthick Rajamani; Willy Zwaenepoel; Emmanuel Cecchet; Julie Marguerite

2002-01-01

78

Web vulnerability study of online pharmacy sites.  

PubMed

Consumers are increasingly using online pharmacies, but these sites may not provide an adequate level of security with the consumers' personal data. There is a gap in this research addressing the problems of security vulnerabilities in this industry. The objective is to identify the level of web application security vulnerabilities in online pharmacies and the common types of flaws, thus expanding on prior studies. Technical, managerial and legal recommendations on how to mitigate security issues are presented. The proposed four-step method first consists of choosing an online testing tool. The next steps involve choosing a list of 60 online pharmacy sites to test, and then running the software analysis to compile a list of flaws. Finally, an in-depth analysis is performed on the types of web application vulnerabilities. The majority of sites had serious vulnerabilities, with the majority of flaws being cross-site scripting or old versions of software that have not been updated. A method is proposed for the securing of web pharmacy sites, using a multi-phased approach of technical and managerial techniques together with a thorough understanding of national legal requirements for securing systems. PMID:21208091

Kuzma, Joanne

2011-01-01

79

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Black, Elizabeth L.

2009-01-01

80

MedlinePlus FAQ: Listing Your Web Site  

MedlinePLUS

... Supplements Videos & Cool Tools ESPAÑOL 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 ...

81

22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Internet Web site publication. 181.9 Section 181.9 ...AGREEMENTS COORDINATION, REPORTING AND PUBLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS § 181.9 Internet Web site publication. The Office of the...

2013-04-01

82

Web site designs: Influences of designer's expertise and design constraints  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Nowadays, much research examines both the cognitive difficulties encountered by web site users and the development of ergonomic guidelines for designers. However, few studies examine,designers’ cognitive functioning,while designing web,sites. We defend,the idea that determining,the difficulties web,site designers encounter,is necessary,to better support,their design activities, especially in making web sites easier to use. We present an experimental study that demonstrates,that the

Aline Chevalier; Melody Y. Ivory

2003-01-01

83

Corrosion Research and Web Site Activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report covers corrosion-related activities at the NASA Kennedy Space Center during the summer of 2000. The NASA Kennedy Space Center's corrosion web site, corrosion.ksc.nasa.gov, was updated with new information based on feedback over the past two years. The methodology for a two-year atmospheric exposure testing program to study the effectiveness of commercial chemicals sold for rinsing aircraft and other equipment was developed and some preliminary laboratory chemical analyses are presented.

Heidersbach, Robert H.

2002-01-01

84

Corrosion Research And Web Site Activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report covers corrosion-related activities at the NASA Kennedy Space Center during the summer of 2000. The NASA Kennedy Space Center's corrosion web site, corrosion.ksc.nasa.gov, was updated with new information based on feedback over the past two years. The methodology for a two-year atmospheric exposure testing program to study the effectiveness of commercial chemicals sold for rinsing aircraft and other equipment was developed and some preliminary laboratory chemical analyses are presented.

Heidersbach, Robert H.

2001-01-01

85

Research Directions in Web Site Evolution II: Web Application Security  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth of inexpensive bandwidth and the maturation of Web development technology have enabled a significant adoption of Web-based applications for interactions between customers and business, between businesses, and between citizens and institutions. However, those same improvements in bandwidth and corresponding rise in Web system complexity has also been of use to those with malicious intent. Thus Web security (the

Porfirio Tramontana; T. Dean; S. Tilley

2007-01-01

86

21 CFR 1304.45 - Internet Web site disclosure requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Internet Web site disclosure requirements...and Drugs DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS...Pharmacies § 1304.45 Internet Web site disclosure requirements...through, or on behalf of that Web site. (1) The name...

2010-04-01

87

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

88

Internet archaeology: uncovering pension sector web site evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper has two objectives. First, it seeks to present a procedure for exploring web site development using the Internet archive (www.archive.org). Second, it aims to test the assumption that over time a progression in web site numbers and interactivity is visible within an industry sector. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The Internet archive was used to view web site activity

Kathryn Waite; Tina Harrison

2007-01-01

89

Tips and Guidelines for Building a Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides information collected to assist teachers in designing and maintaining a World Wide Web site. Discusses the benefits and limitations of Web sites. Includes a section on basic HTML tags, a sample Web page with corresponding HTML coding, and a flow chart diagramming links and basic site design. (MJP)

Tanner, Donald R.; Hood, James R.

1997-01-01

90

Does an Interactive WebCT Site Help Students Learn?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined whether students with access to a supplemental course Web site enhanced with e-mail, discussion boards, and chat room capability reacted to it more positively than students who used a Web site with the same content but no communication features. Students used the Web sites on a voluntary basis. At the end of the semester, students…

Elicker, Joelle D.; O'Malley, Alison L.; Williams, Christine M.

2008-01-01

91

16 CFR 305.20 - Paper catalogs and Web sites.  

...2014-01-01 false Paper catalogs and Web sites. 305.20 Section 305.20 ...Disclosures § 305.20 Paper catalogs and Web sites. (a) Any manufacturer...products in 10 CFR part 430, the catalog (Web site or paper catalog) must contain...

2014-01-01

92

12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.  

...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...

2014-01-01

93

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.

94

Developing a perioperative educational video web site.  

PubMed

Nurses frequently have to adjust to changes in technology, particularly in the OR, but cataloging the wealth of resources commonly used in the OR (eg, equipment, supplies, how to use them) has not kept pace. To address this, I worked with the information systems administrative coordinator at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, to design and implement a perioperative intranet site that includes videos and fact sheets about equipment and supplies and that can be accessed by all perioperative staff members. This required promoting the idea and getting stakeholder sign-on, soliciting videotapes and DVDs and screening all submissions for appropriateness, choosing and formatting applicable resources for use on the site, working with members of the information systems department to create a web site after the video library was assembled, and helping staff members use and accept the site as a valuable educational resource. This intranet web site has been available to staff members for two years, and data from a recent survey of staff members and from mandatory intranet inservice compliance programs show evidence of its effectiveness. PMID:22464619

O'Dowd Bell, Lynn

2012-04-01

95

K-12 Web Pages: Planning & Publishing Excellent School Web Sites. Professional Growth Series[R].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a guide for educators on planning an educational World Wide Web site. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Why Create School & Educational Web Sites?" including community connections, partnerships with parents, linking to learners and learning, and engaging educators; (2) "How To Get from Idea to Web Site: Beginning Steps,"…

Logan, Debra Kay; Beuselinck, Cynthia

96

A design method for an intuitive web site  

SciTech Connect

The paper describes a methodology for designing a web site for human factor engineers that is applicable for designing a web site for a group of people. Many web pages on the World Wide Web are not organized in a format that allows a user to efficiently find information. Often the information and hypertext links on web pages are not organized into intuitive groups. Intuition implies that a person is able to use their knowledge of a paradigm to solve a problem. Intuitive groups are categories that allow web page users to find information by using their intuition or mental models of categories. In order to improve the human factors engineers efficiency for finding information on the World Wide Web, research was performed to develop a web site that serves as a tool for finding information effectively. The paper describes a methodology for designing a web site for a group of people who perform similar task in an organization.

Quinniey, M.L.; Diegert, K.V.; Baca, B.G.; Forsythe, J.C.; Grose, E.

1999-11-03

97

The Brownfield Action Simulation Companion Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 townâs 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.

Bower, Peter; Learning, Columbia C.

98

Bootstrapping Domain Ontology for Semantic Web Services from Source Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

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

2005-01-01

99

Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses a project they undertook to reshape the libraries' Web services of the University of Houston site. The site had been in a state of flux and it needed a new structure for both managing and organizing it. She realized the staff was looking for a Web site that was more "Web 2.0" in nature. Web 2.0 is often…

Coombs, Karen A.

2007-01-01

100

Catching the boat with Strudel: experiences with a Web Site management system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managing Web sites is a tedious data-management task, because today's Web sites oftenare derived from multiple data sources and have complex structures. To simplify these tasks,Web-site builders need tools for managing Web sites\\

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

1998-01-01

101

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

...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...

2014-01-01

102

TECHNOLOGY CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE FORTUNE 500 CORPORATE WEB SITES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the findings of a technology content analysis of the Fortune 500 corporate Web sites, which addressed three research questions: (a) What Internet\\/Web technologies do the Fortune 500 companies use most or least on their Web sites? (b) What are their objectives of using the technologies? And (c) how efficiently and effectively do the companies use the technologies

Jensen J. Zhao

103

A Review of Social Media Use in E-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past few years, e-government has been a topic of much interest among those excited about the advent of Web 2.0 technologies. This paper reviews the recent literature concerning Web 2.0, social media, social networking, and how it has been used in the public sector. Key observations include literature themes such as the evolution of social media case studies

Michael J. Magro

2012-01-01

104

Socializing E-governance: A Parallel Study of Participatory E-governance and Emerging Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter has a twofold objective: (a) to identify the factors that underlie an attempt to “socialize” (i.e., make more\\u000a inclusive, collective, and peer-to-peer) citizen participation and governance in a Web 2.0-like fashion, and (b) to investigate\\u000a the potential of social media as new and more inclusive forms of participatory e-governance. To this end, taxonomies, objectives,\\u000a critical factors, and barriers

Eleni-Revekka Staiou; Dimitris Gouscos

105

Strut-and-Tie Resources Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Civil Engineering Department provides a number of educational modules on the strut-and-tie method (STM) of modeling compression and tension forces in concrete. Some historical background on the method is given, followed by an explanation of the model elements and design process. Five examples that demonstrate different scenarios incorporating STM are shown. A graphical design tool software package developed at Illinois, called Computer Aided Strut-and-Tie, can be downloaded for free.

Tjhin, Tjen

2005-12-22

106

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Still, Julie M., Ed.

107

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McClung, Steven

2001-01-01

108

Evaluating Web Sites Featuring Primary Sources on United States History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most library Web sites offer lists of recommended Web sites for primary sources with only cursory summaries of the sites. While many of the resources listed are outstanding, too many are dubious in quality, often referring to dead URLs or sites containing no information on their sponsor, source of material, or other information needed to evaluate…

Congleton, Robert J.

2005-01-01

109

Domain-Specific Web Site Identification: The CROSSMARC Focused Web Crawler  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents techniques for identifying domain specific Web sites that have been implemented as part of the EC-funded R&D project, CROSSMARC. The project aims to develop technology for extracting interesting information from domain-specific Web pages. It is therefore important for CROSSMARC to identify Web sites in which interesting domain specific pages reside (focused Web crawling). This is the role

Konstantinos Stamatakis; Vangelis Karkaletsis; Georgios Paliouras; James Horlock; Claire Grover; James Curran; Shipra Dingare

2003-01-01

110

Beyond Description: Converting Web Site Usage Statistics into Concrete Site Improvement Ideas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web site usage statistics are a widely used tool for Web site development, but libraries are still learning how to use them successfully. This case study summarizes how Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale implemented Google Analytics on its Web site and used the reports to inform a site redesign. As the main campus library at…

Arendt, Julie; Wagner, Cassie

2010-01-01

111

Administering GBrowse sites with WebGBrowse.  

PubMed

GBrowse is widely used by biologists to visualize genome annotation. We have developed WebGBrowse to facilitate hosting multiple GBrowse instances specific for different users on the same Web server. WebGBrowse automatically sets up each user-specific GBrowse instance by extracting information from user-supplied data to produce the appropriate configuration. This unit describes installation and administration of WebGBrowse for bioinformaticians who plan to manage local WebGBrowse servers in their institutions. PMID:21400697

Podicheti, Ram; Dong, Qunfeng

2011-03-01

112

In Brief: Red tide Web site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has established the NOAA New England Red Tide Information Center to help people understand the significant red tides that are predicted to form there later this spring. The site (http://www.oceanservice.noaa.gov/redtide) will provide a summary of the current red tide situation and its potential harmful impacts on humans and animals and will serve as a central repository of information. The site also will have direct links to news releases, changes to relevant federal fishing regulations, links to closures of shellfish waters, and links to state agency Web sites with localized information. In addition, the site will have information about NOAA's scientific response effort as well as information from several other sources including NOAA's major response partner, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). On 24 April, WHOI scientists, using forecast models developed with NOAA funding support, predicted ``that excess winter precipitation has set the stage for a harmful algal bloom similar to the historic red tide of 2005.'' That bloom shut down shellfish beds from the Bay of Fundy to Martha's Vineyard for several months.

Showstack, Randy; Kumar, Mohi

2008-06-01

113

Beyond Trust: Web Site Design Preferences Across Cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth of Internet shopping motivates a better understanding of how e-loyalty is built online between businesses and consumers. In this study, Web site design and culture are advanced as important to Web site trust, Web site satisfaction, and e-loyalty in online business relationships. Based on data collected in Canada, the U.S., Germany, and Japan, the research considers (1) examining

Dianne Cyr; Carole Bonanni; John Bowes; Joe Ilsever

2005-01-01

114

Surveying the Commons: Current Implementation of Information Commons Web sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the content of 72 academic library Information Commons (IC) Web sites using content analysis, quantitative assessment and qualitative surveys of site administrators to analyze current implementation by the academic library community. Results show that IC Web sites vary widely in content, design and functionality, with few…

Leeder, Christopher

2009-01-01

115

Cancer.gov IdeaScale Web Site Policy  

Cancer.gov

The purpose of the Cancer.gov IdeaScale Web site is to help foster a dialogue between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and people who use NCI's Web site, Cancer.gov. We encourage your ideas and comments, which will help to improve the site. For cancer-related questions, please call 1-800-4-CANCER.

116

Relationship maintenance strategies on Fortune 500 company web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how organizations enact positivity, openness, access, sharing of tasks, and networking through their web sites. The paper also aims to investigate whether, different types of industries display different levels of relationship strategy. Designs\\/methodology\\/approach – A content analysis of 286 web sites was conducted to determine how corporations use their site

Eyun-Jung Ki; Linda Childers Hon

2006-01-01

117

The Effectiveness of Commercial Internet Web Sites: A User's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…

Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H.

1998-01-01

118

CRCHD - Patient Navigation Information: Publications, Web Sites, and Applications  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD - Patient Navigation Information: Publications, Web Sites, and Applications  Back to CRCHD Ongoing Research PNP Background Patient Navigation Information Patient Navigation Concept What Are Patient Navigators? Patient Navigation

119

Seeking Inclusivity in English Language Learning Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article contributes to research on critical perspectives in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and on evaluative frameworks for English language learning (ELL) Web sites. The research addressed the following questions: (a) To what extent do ELL Web sites depict diverse representations of gender, race, socioeconomic…

McClure, Kristene K.

2010-01-01

120

Changing Behaviors: Market Transformation Web Sites as Online Narrative  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research paper explores the communicative practice of designing web sites to accelerate the market adoption of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies within the U.S. home building industry. In today's world, the Internet is increasingly used as a communication tool in market transformation efforts. By studying the practice of web site design through the lens of grounded practical theory this

Hicks

2008-01-01

121

Resources Allocated for School Web Sites: Are They Justified?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the question of whether schools are making a good investment in the establishment of Web sites from an educational management point of view. Approaches the question from the perspective of welfare economics and argues in favor of using scarce educational resources to build school Web sites because of connections between constructivist…

Geer, Gregory C.

1998-01-01

122

Awesome Web Sites: How To Find and Use Them.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applying the expectancy-value theory of motivation to the Web environment, a site that stimulates the interest and curiosity of the user and provides meaningful content and activities may be considered a valuable Web site. The authors developed evaluation instruments that are intended for use by educators and students from grade one through…

Small, Ruth V.; Arnone, Marilyn P.

2001-01-01

123

Peer Review of Multimedia Web Sites Authored by Student Teams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Ferrett, Trish

124

Seeking Inclusivity in English Language Learning Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article contributes to research on critical perspectives in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and on evaluative frameworks for English language learning (ELL) Web sites. The research addressed the following questions: (a) To what extent do ELL Web sites depict diverse representations of gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, and postcolonial identities? (b) Are there additional elements of

Kristene K. McClure

2010-01-01

125

22 CFR 181.9 - Internet Web site publication.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

22 Ç Foreign Relations Ç 1 Ç 2009-04-01 Ç 2009-04-01 Ç false Ç Internet Web site publication. Ç 181.9 Ç Section 181.9 Ç Foreign Relations Ç DEPARTMENT OF STATE Ç INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS Ç COORDINATION, REPORTING AND PUBLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS Ç Â§ 181.9 Ç Internet Web site...

2009-04-01

126

Consumer Health Web Sites for Parents of Children with Autism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many parents of children with autism search the Internet to learn more about the condition. Unfortunately, variability in Web site quality, low literacy levels, and language barriers may prevent them from finding reliable information. To assist parents in locating high quality resources, this article provides an annotated list of Web sites on health aspects of autism. Both a health sciences

Robin M. Sabo; Julie M. Lorenzen

2008-01-01

127

An Examination of Privacy Policies in Fortune 500 Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although personal information privacy concerns have been around for years, the introduction of E-commerce and its associated technologies presents privacy concerns anew. The Fortune 500 represents traditional leadership in the use of technologies and business practices. This preliminary study examines Web sites of the Fortune 500 and shows that slightly more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 Web sites provide

Chang Liu; Kirk P. Arnett

2002-01-01

128

Corporate and Brand Web Sites as Customer Relationship Management Tools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The explosive proliferation of Internet technologies, combined with the rapid acceptance of these technologies by consumers, has enticed nearly every organization to construct and implement a corporate and\\/or brand Web site. These Web sites allow businesses to communicate and transact with customers in new ways and with dramatically improved efficiency. Further, the marriage of Customer Relationship Management software with these

Robert D. Winsor; Birgit Leisen; Mark Leach; Annie Liu

2004-01-01

129

A Strategic Planning Approach to Web Site Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using her own Web site as an example, the author discusses issues and tasks associated with creating and maintaining a professional Web site, within the context of a strategic planning approach. The stages of the process are outlined, including identification of user needs; selection and evaluation of information; organization of information;…

Clyde, Laurel A.

2000-01-01

130

Development of Traffic-Information Web-Site-Design Guidelines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At least 30 major cities and metropolitan areas in the U.S. have implemented real-time, traffic-information web sites to provide pretrip traffic information. Although general web-site-design guidelines are plentiful, no design guidelines were found specif...

C. Nowakowski J. Lenneman M. Kojima P. Green

1999-01-01

131

Congressional Web Sites and Their Potential for Public Dialogue  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has emerged as one way that organizations can engage their publics in dialogue. The purpose of this article is to explore Congressional Web sites as spaces for government-constituent dialogue. An analysis of Congressional Web sites (N = 100) and interviews with Congressional offices (N = 32) shows that Congressional representatives recognize the value of the Internet and the

Maureen Taylor; Michael L. Kent

2004-01-01

132

Evaluation of web sites on management of pain in children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, consumers access the Internet for information about their health problems and treatments and to learn more about their health care. Although Web sites can be valuable resources, the information may not be accurate or current. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the quality of Web sites for parents on the management of children’s pain. The Health Information

Marilyn H Oermann; Norma F Lowery; Jodee Thornley

2003-01-01

133

A Descriptive Analysis of a Chemistry Teacher's Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher Web sites offer a means of establishing better communication between parent and teacher. We describe an example of a strategy we have found to be successful for a high school chemistry teacher. The Web site was available to parents and students using a dynamic database and provided a day-by-day lesson schedule, homework assignments, due…

Crippen, Kent J.; Brooks, David W.

134

Web Sites for Young Children: Gateway to Online Social Networking?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traffic on Web sites for young children (ages 3-12) has increased exponentially in recent years. Advocates proclaim that they are safe introductions to the Internet and online social networking and teach essential 21st-century skills. Critics note developmental concerns. In this article, we provide basic information about Web sites for young…

Bauman, Sheri; Tatum, Tanisha

2009-01-01

135

School Counseling Departmental Web Sites: What Message Do We Send?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counselors have struggled to define their roles for years. The use of technology has been discussed as one method for disseminating information about school counselor roles. Content from 456 school counseling departmental Web sites was examined and results showed that the majority of Web sites did not contain information pertaining to…

Milsom, Amy; Bryant, Jill

2006-01-01

136

Assistive Annotations: The Art of Recommending Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how an experienced educator's Web site recommendations can help learners use the World Wide Web in ways bookmarks alone cannot. Highlights include browser-based and page-based annotations; examples; useful information to include (title or topic, operating instructions, description, special site features, cautions, and helpful…

Harris, Judi

1998-01-01

137

Examining Search Functions of EAD Finding Aids Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examined the search functions for all individual EAD Web sites listed on the Library of Congress Web site in 2003. In particular, the type of search engine, search modes, options for searching, search results display, search feedback, and other features of the search systems were studied. The data analysis suggests that there have…

Zhou, Xiaomu

2006-01-01

138

Credibility: Norwegian Students Evaluate Media Studies Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates Norwegian university students' evaluations of web site credibility and site authors' vested interests with respect to a text- based academic site and an informational site with commercial support. Credibility ratings were higher for some aspects of the academic site even though the non-academic sit was rated more highly in presentation design and currency. Negative correlations emerged between

Marie Iding; Joan C. Nordbotten; J. Malkeet Singh

2006-01-01

139

How Do People Evaluate a Web Site's Credibility?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Danielsen, David.; Fogg, B. J.; Marable, Leslie.; Soohoo, Cathy.; Stanford, Julianne.; Tauber, Ellen R.

2002-01-01

140

Ranking web sites with real user traffic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze the trac-weighted Web host graph obtained from a large sample of real Web users over about seven months. A number of interesting structural properties are revealed by this complex dynamic network, some in line with the well-studied boolean link host graph and others pointing to important dierences. We nd that while search is di- rectly involved in a

Mark R. Meiss; Filippo Menczer; Santo Fortunato; Alessandro Flammini; Alessandro Vespignani

2008-01-01

141

Declarative specification of Web sites with S trudel  

Microsoft Academic Search

  \\u000a \\u000a Abstract. Strudel is a system for implementing data-intensive Web sites, which typically integrate information from multiple data sources and have complex structure. Strudel's key idea is separating the management of a Web site's data, the specification of its content and structure, and the visual\\u000a representation of its pages. Strudel provides a declarative query language for specifying a site's content

Mary Fernández; Daniela Florescu; Alon Levy; Dan Suciu

2000-01-01

142

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

PubMed Central

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.

Parmanto, Bambang

2004-01-01

143

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners...and Drugs DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RECORDS... Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners...of the Internet. For a Web site to identify itself...

2010-04-01

144

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2009-01-01

145

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-01-01

146

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

...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...

2014-01-01

147

Implementation of Interactive Course Web Site  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract At the time we began development, we took it on faith that the Servlet API would soon be ported to other web servers (Apache, Netscape, IIS), and of course our faith has been amply rewarded. Not only are Apache, NSAPI, and ISAPI servlet plugins available from several vendors, but high-powered, Java technology-enabled application servers like WebLogic's ,Tengah ,and ,ATG's

Mohammad R. Islam

2000-01-01

148

Bioterrorism Web Site Resources for Infectious Disease Clinicians and Epidemiologists  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

149

Identifying Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Web Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross site scripting (XSS) is a vulnerability of a Web application that is essentially caused by the failure of the application to check up on user input before returning it to the client's Web browser. Without an adequate validation, user input may include malicious code that may be sent to other clients and unexpectedly executed by their browsers, thus causing

Giuseppe A. Di Lucca; Anna Rita Fasolino; M. Mastoianni; Porfirio Tramontana

2004-01-01

150

Dissemination of information for investors at corporate Web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

We extend the limited prior research on Internet financial reporting by providing insights into dissemination of two types of financial information at corporate Web sites. One type consists of reports that already have been filed with the SEC (i.e. required filings). The second type is all other (voluntary) information for investors. In doing so we investigate whether Web-based dissemination of

Michael Ettredge; Vernon J. Richardson; Susan Scholz

2002-01-01

151

Auditing the Defense Against Cross Site Scripting in Web Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Majority attacks to web applications today are mainly carried out through input manipulation in order to cause unintended actions of these applications. These attacks exploit the weaknesses of web applications in preventing the manipulation of inputs. Among these attacks, cross site scripting attack — malicious input is submitted to perform unintended actions on a HTML response page — is a

Lwin Khin Shar; Hee Beng Kuan Tan

2010-01-01

152

A Web Developer's Guide to Cross-Site Scripting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross-site scripting attacks are those in which attackers inject malicious code, usually client-side scripts, into web applications from outside sources. Because of the number of possible injection locations and techniques, many applications are vulnerable to this attack method. Scripting attacks differ from other web application vulnerabilities because they attack an application's users, not an application's infrastructure, but they can still

Steven Cook

2003-01-01

153

Who Goes There? Measuring Library Web Site Usage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Bauer, Kathleen

2000-01-01

154

Developing Classroom Web Sites for 21st Century Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom Web sites have the potential to support and enhance student learning by targeting 21st century skills, such as collaboration among teachers, students, parents, and other teachers, media literacy, and interpersonal and self-directional skills, as well as thinking and problem-solving skills. Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, vokis, and podcasts…

Tingen, Jennifer; Philbeck, Lauren; Holcomb, Lori B.

2011-01-01

155

Predicting Audience Demographics of Web Sites Using Local Cues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The size and dynamism of the Web poses challenges for all its stakeholders, which include producers/consumers of content, and advertisers who want to place advertisements next to relevant content. A critical piece of information for the stakeholders is the demographics of the consumers who are likely to visit a given web site. However, predicting…

Kim, Iljoo

2011-01-01

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

1997-01-01

157

Some Favorite Aussie Children's Authors and Their Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the works of eight Australian children's authors: Mem Fox, Paul Jennings; Jeannie Baker, Gary Crew, Libby Gleeson, Morris Gleitzman, Margaret Wild, and Ron Brooks. Provides links to their web sites. (PM)

Turbill, Jan

2001-01-01

158

75 FR 75170 - APHIS User Fee Web Site  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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...

2010-12-02

159

NCI Expands Office of Cancer Survivorship Web Site  

Cancer.gov

Underscoring its commitment to the growing population of cancer survivors, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) today unveiled the Office of Cancer Survivorship's (OCS) newly designed, easy-to-navigate Web site.

160

The "Jugendliteratur" Web Site: Current Status and Future Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the successful use of the Web as a medium for distribution for childrens and youth literature and to suggest ways to expand and enhance the following site: ml.hss.edu/fac/Pages/amgreen/projects/jug.html. (VWL)

Green, Anne

2001-01-01

161

Usability of institutional cancer web sites: an Italian case study.  

PubMed

In order to evaluate if and to what extent Italian speaking cancer patients can benefit from information available on cancer web sites, an "in vitro" usability (ISO definition) study has been carried out. It investigated the usability of the web sites of the most representative Italian Institutions in the oncological field for the adult patients needing to find information about head and neck cancer. Specific evaluation criteria from the literature were used. The results point out some problems about accessibility, in line with other studies, and about the usefulness of the contents, in particular in the web sites of care delivery institutions: a grey present situation, but there are already grounds for significant improvement. Institutions and organizations must not waste the opportunity of being valuable sources in order to build the so called "informed patient," and the usability of their web sites could make the difference. PMID:17911887

Mazzoleni, M Cristina; Butera, Raffaella; Corbella, Franco; Balcet, Vittoria; Masenga, Enrico

2007-01-01

162

Not Your Father's Web Site: Corporate Sites Emerge as New Content Innovators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New economy corporate Web sites have pioneered exciting techniques-rich media, interactivity, personalization, community, and integration of much third-party content. Discusses business-to-business (B2B) Web commerce, with examples of several B2B corporate sites; portal and content elements of these sites; and corporate content outlooks. (AEF)

O'Leary, Mick

2002-01-01

163

The New USGS Volcano Hazards Program Web Site  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Volcano Hazard Program (VHP) has launched a revised web site that uses a map-based interface to display hazards information for U.S. volcanoes. The web site is focused on better communication of hazards and background volcano information to our varied user groups by reorganizing content based on user needs and improving data display. The Home Page

D. Y. Venezky; S. E. Graham; T. J. Parker; S. F. Snedigar

2008-01-01

164

The Art Site on the World Wide Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the World Wide Web (WWW) as a multimedia delivery system, sources of variation in WWW art sites, pioneers on the electronic frontiers of art, and dimensions of electronic exhibition space. Discusses characteristics of early and of second-generation WWW art sites, how they compare, and evolution of the art site on the WWW. (SR)

McLaughlin, Margaret L.

1996-01-01

165

Synthesis Vis: A Web Site Supporting Collaborative Information Visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design and deployment of Synthesis Vis, an intranet web site where various users may contribute data, create interactive visualizations, and share visualizations. The goal of the site is to support collaboration around information visualizations at a large scale by fostering a social style of design process. Moreover, the site serves as a collaborative information visualization tool

Xiongfei Luo; Hongan Wang; Wei Liu; Dongxing Teng; Tian Yang; Zaifei Liao; Feng Tian

2009-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Franklin, Lori L.

2006-01-01

167

Creating a Web Site for Advocacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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).…

Erwin, Heather; Valley, Julia

2005-01-01

168

Syskill & Webert: Identifying Interesting Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael J. Pazzani; Jack Muramatsu; Daniel Billsus

1996-01-01

169

Invisible: The Online Presence of Medical Library Web Pages on Hospital Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to determine the Web presence of the hospital medical library on the public Web sites of the 10 top-ranked hospitals in the United States, with a focus on the top-ranked hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine. The navigation elements of the top 10 U.S. hospitals were examined, particularly the navigation bars, menus, and site search engines.

Christine Marton

2012-01-01

170

Fokus eGovernment: Verwaltungsreformen und Beratereinsatz  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Unter dem Begriff eGovernment verfolgen seit Ende der neunziger Jahre eine Reihe von Verwaltungseinheiten insbesondere solche\\u000a Reformansätze, die verstärkt Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien einsetzen. An zentraler Stelle steht die Nutzung\\u000a des Internets. Damit sollte vor allem der Geschäftsverkehr mit Bürgern und Unternehmen sowie zwischen Verwaltungen elektronisch\\u000a abgewickelt werden. Darüber hinaus erhoffte man sich, vor allem zu Beginn der eGovernment-Ideen, neue Formen

Thomas Armbrüster; Johannes Banzhaf; Lars Dingemann

171

Enterprise Architecture for e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a We discuss the role of Enterprise Architecture as a prerequisite to e-Government implementation, and underscore how simply\\u000a taking an IT perspective is a serious mistake. We discuss the influence of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)\\u000a guidance on e-Government and the holistic perspectives respectively to better assess their viability. We argue that those\\u000a who take an IT-centric narrow view confuse

Beryl Bellman; Felix Rausch

2004-01-01

172

High Plains Regional Ground-water Study web site  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Qi, Sharon L.

2000-01-01

173

A Virtual Web Environment for Mars Landing Site Studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2001-01-01

174

Integrating Universal Design into a Global Approach for Managing Very Large Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Very Large Web Sites are a particular category of web sites where the potential of traditional evaluation process for ensuring u sability is s ignificantly contracted by the size of the web site. Since this kind of web site is authored, designed, evaluated, and maintained by a wide variety of people who have specific information demands over a huge set

Michael Cooper; Quentin Limbourg; Céline Mariage; Jean Vanderdonckt

175

Web Site Accessibility: What Logo Will We Use Today?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act has amended the Disability Discrimination Act and requires that students with a disability not be discriminated against or substantially disadvantaged by establishments of further and higher education. Academic web site developers must take steps to ensure that their sites fulfil this requirement,…

Witt, Neil; McDermott, Anne

2004-01-01

176

When Web Sites Post Test Answers, Professors Worry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Young, Jeffrey R.

2008-01-01

177

Enhanced Television Strategy Models: A Study of TV Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares the use of enhanced television features and television commerce features on the Web sites of cable and broadcast television networks. Shows differences in strategies and site usability; proposes three enhanced television strategy models; and discusses implications on television revenue and viewership. (Author/LRW)

Ha, Louisa

2002-01-01

178

Collection Development and Diversity on CIC Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CIC library Web sites were examined to determine how diversity related to collections was represented. As diversity in collection development is frequently highlighted by broader diversity initiatives, other diversity pages on these sites were explored as well. In the majority of cases, neither diversity collection development nor diversity was…

Young, Courtney L.

2006-01-01

179

Design time support for adaptive behavior in Web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adaptive web sites are sites that automatically improve their internal organization and\\/or presentation by observing user-browsing behavior. In this paper we argue that adaptive behavior of websites should be controlled in order to keep the website manageable. We believe that adaptive behavior may be a useful complement to a good website design method on the condition that the adaptations are

Sven Casteleyn; Olga De Troyer; Saar Brockmans

2003-01-01

180

Web Sites that Compare Loans Gain Users, Lose Lenders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web sites that allow borrowers to compare student loans proliferated in the wake of last year's scandals that exposed conflicts of interest in the lending industry. Now the credit crunch is shifting demand for loan-comparison sites again, providing both new challenges and opportunities. More financial-aid officers are also pointing their students…

Norton, Ingrid

2008-01-01

181

Developing Exhibit-based, Interactive Web Sites to Communicate Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New technologies are transforming the Web from a static medium to an interactive environment with tremendous potential for informal education and inquiry-based investigations. ASTC, the trade association of science museums, gave its 2000 innovation award to the Exploratorium's Web page rather than a physical exhibit. The increased power of the Web as an informal learning tool is partly the result of technologies (such as Java, Flash and Shockwave) that allow the development of inquiry-based, interactive experiences. Web site visitors can now "learn science by doing science." This report features two online projects funded by NSF and NASA: MarsQuest Online and the Space Weather Center. TERC, the Space Science Institute, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing MarsQuest Online, an interactive, exploration-based Web site that extends the reach and scope of the MarsQuest exhibit. The Space Weather Center Web site is based on the Space Weather Center exhibit that was developed in partnership with scientists and educators at NASA/GSFC. Both exhibits represent a tremendous, collaborative effort by scientists, educators, and designers to communicate the essentials of Mars science and space weather to the public. As such, the graphics, text, and story developed for the exhibits represent a valuable resource that will provide the framework and base content for the public site. Given that framework, the Web sites can then expand both the content and audience of the exhibits in key ways. In particular, the sites will 1) extend the reach of the exhibit by making it available online, 2) extend the scope of the exhibit, linking to the latest imagery and results from ground and space-based missions, and 3) provide support and follow-up for the exhibit education programs, while making materials available to more teachers, parents, and museum educators and docents.

Dusenbery, P. B.; Harold, J.

2003-12-01

182

E-Government and E-Governance: Definitions\\/Domain Framework and Status around the World  

Microsoft Academic Search

2 ABSTRACT E-government refers to the delivery of national or local government information and services via the Internet or other digital means to citizens or businesses or other governmental agencies. E-government is a one-stop Internet gateway to major government services. E-government facilitates provision of relevant government information in electronic form to the citizens in a timely manner; better service delivery

Shailendra C. Jain Palvia; Sushil S. Sharma

183

Changing Behaviors: Market Transformation Web Sites as Online Narrative  

SciTech Connect

This research paper explores the communicative practice of designing web sites to accelerate the market adoption of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies within the U.S. home building industry. In today's world, the Internet is increasingly used as a communication tool in market transformation efforts. By studying the practice of web site design through the lens of grounded practical theory this paper develops a normative ideal that can be used to guide and contribute to the conduct, criticism, and increased effectiveness of this practice. Research results are derived from an ethnographic study of the evaluation and judging of web sites developed by the twenty teams competing in the 2007 Solar Decathlon and a rhetorical analysis of the top scoring web sites. The Solar Decathlon is a national competition for universities and colleges to design, build, and operate the most efficient, affordable, and livable solar-powered home. This paper identifies the primary characteristics that the jurors found essential to an effective market transformation web site, and proposes that a narrative paradigm can be best used to construct a normative model of this practice within this context.

Hicks, D.

2008-01-01

184

A User-centered Model for Web Site Design  

PubMed Central

As the Internet continues to grow as a delivery medium for health information, the design of effective Web sites becomes increasingly important. In this paper, the authors provide an overview of one effective model for Web site design, a user-centered process that includes techniques for needs assessment, goal/task analysis, user interface design, and rapid prototyping. They detail how this approach was employed to design a family health history Web site, Health Heritage . This Web site helps patients record and maintain their family health histories in a secure, confidential manner. It also supports primary care physicians through analysis of health histories, identification of potential risks, and provision of health care recommendations. Visual examples of the design process are provided to show how the use of this model resulted in an easy-to-use Web site that is likely to meet user needs. The model is effective across diverse content arenas and is appropriate for applications in varied media.

Kinzie, Mable B.; Cohn, Wendy F.; Julian, Marti F.; Knaus, William A.

2002-01-01

185

Toward an E-Government Semantic Platform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

186

Official Salvador Dali Museum Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2002-01-01

187

Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained and created by Richard Hathaway, an educator at the State University of New York at New Paltz, this site is a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James. The site begins with a collection of electronic texts of James' works. Some of the more recent additions include short stories that James wrote specifically for The Atlantic Monthly during the 1860s. While the site cannot be searched in its entirety, a table of contents provides some assistance for those hoping to navigate its sections. The contents include such topics as Henry James conferences, Finding other etexts, The Henry James E-Journal, and an on-line discussion group. The section dealing with writings by and about James will be of great interest to scholars and students, as it includes links to study guides and musings on his great works by other noted authors and scholars.

Hathaway, Richard D.

188

SWS: accessing SRS sites contents through Web Services  

PubMed Central

Background Web Services and Workflow Management Systems can support creation and deployment of network systems, able to automate data analysis and retrieval processes in biomedical research. Web Services have been implemented at bioinformatics centres and workflow systems have been proposed for biological data analysis. New databanks are often developed by taking into account these technologies, but many existing databases do not allow a programmatic access. Only a fraction of available databanks can thus be queried through programmatic interfaces. SRS is a well know indexing and search engine for biomedical databanks offering public access to many databanks and analysis tools. Unfortunately, these data are not easily and efficiently accessible through Web Services. Results We have developed ‘SRS by WS’ (SWS), a tool that makes information available in SRS sites accessible through Web Services. Information on known sites is maintained in a database, srsdb. SWS consists in a suite of WS that can query both srsdb, for information on sites and databases, and SRS sites. SWS returns results in a text-only format and can be accessed through a WSDL compliant client. SWS enables interoperability between workflow systems and SRS implementations, by also managing access to alternative sites, in order to cope with network and maintenance problems, and selecting the most up-to-date among available systems. Conclusions Development and implementation of Web Services, allowing to make a programmatic access to an exhaustive set of biomedical databases can significantly improve automation of in-silico analysis. SWS supports this activity by making biological databanks that are managed in public SRS sites available through a programmatic interface.

Romano, Paolo; Marra, Domenico

2008-01-01

189

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.

190

Buddy Rich: The Official Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With his truly remarkable dynamism and technique, it is no wonder that Buddy Rich eventually acquired the title of World's Greatest Drummer. One of the most popular and renowned jazz drummers, Rich began life in 1917, and by the age of 4 he was a solo performer known by his vaudeville act moniker, Traps the Drum Wonder. Rich went on to join the Tommy Dorsey band in 1939, and later went on to front his own bands until his death in 1987. Created by the estate of Buddy Rich and his family, this site is a compelling tribute to his tremendous talent and musical legacy. Visitors to the site can read a brief biographical essay on Rich, read about his career highlights (which include his many Downbeat awards), and take a look through a photo gallery which features Rich with a number of his contemporaries, such as Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, and his long time drumming competitor, the late Gene Krupa. The site is rounded out by a nice selection of clips from some of Rich's more notable recordings, such as the West Side Story suite and Big Swing Face.

191

Using winery web sites to launch relationships with Millennials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of Millennial wine consumers and determine if positive evaluations of the winery's web site lead to increased trust in the winery and perceptions of product quality, higher levels of brand equity, and increased purchase intentions. The tasting room experience will be evaluated for consistency with the image created

Linda I. Nowak; Sandra Newton

2008-01-01

192

National Cancer Institute Wins FREDDIE Award for Its Web Site  

Cancer.gov

On Nov. 5, 2004, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was presented with a FREDDIE Award for its redesigned Web site, www.cancer.gov. NCI Director Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., and Acting Director of Communications Nelvis Castro accepted the award on behalf of NCI at the 30th Annual FREDDIE Awards, held in New York, N.Y.

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bracken, James K.; Hinman, Larry G.

194

Hagerstown-Jefferson Township Public Library Internet Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Hagerstown (Indiana) public library's Web site. Highlights include writing successful grant proposals for funding; software from Microsoft; community support; free community access to the Internet from home computers as well as at the library; problems encountered; and future plans. (LRW)

Albertson, Marie

1997-01-01

195

Wetlands Web Site: Course Efficiency and Audience Complexity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a detailed case study on wetlands in Oregon that the author has mounted as a Web site for business communication courses. Notes that the case itself is complex and multifaceted offering seemingly limitless opportunities for adaptation to individual business communication courses. (SR)

Driskill, Linda

1997-01-01

196

A Primer on Building Web Sites for the Blind.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides design options for making Web sites more accessible to blind or visually impaired users. Highlights include valid alt-tags on graphics; helpful link text; cascading style sheets (CSSs) to separate content from page structure; descriptive links to tell what a significant graphic is about; and not using text only as a valid alternative.…

Lowell, Nathan; Roberts, Stephanie

2001-01-01

197

Research Dissemination and Impact: Evidence from Web Site Downloads  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Journal of Finance Web site disseminates research expediently to a broad audience. Papers were downloaded 284,170 times from November 1997 to Novem- ber 1999. The average paper receives 85 downloads per month and is available 10 months before publication. Articles are downloaded more than shorter papers. Lead articles are downloaded more than other articles because they are of greater

Lee Pinkowitz

2002-01-01

198

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sarah C. Williams

2010-01-01

199

Side by Side: What a Comparative Usability Study Told Us about a Web Site Redesign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library Web sites must compete against easy-to-use sites, such as Google Scholar, Google Books, and Wikipedia, for students' time and attention. Library Web sites must therefore be designed with aesthetics and user perceptions at the forefront. The Music and Performing Arts Library at Urbana-Champaign's Web site was overcrowded and in much need of…

Dougan, Kirstin; Fulton, Camilla

2009-01-01

200

DENIM: finding a tighter fit between tools and practice for Web site design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a study of web site design practice, we observed that web site designers design sites at different levels of refinement—site map, storyboard, and individual page—and that designers sketch at all levels during the early stages of design. However, existing web design tools do not support these tasks very well. Informed by these observations, we created DENIM, a system that

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

2000-01-01

201

E-Government and Government's Public Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-Government is a new form of government organization and administrative mechanism of public affairs, where the government's public sectors realize digitalized and information-based government affairs by means of network communication and other electronic technology, administrate public affairs, and provide public services through network. It is citizen-oriented and regards the improvement of government's public services as the core value. The process

Zhang He

2011-01-01

202

Trust in e-Government Cooperation  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The past years a general acceptance emerges that the real added value of e-government developments should be realized in chain\\u000a integration and network cooperation rather than within separate government organizations. The focus of research is shifting\\u000a towards the conditions under which network cooperation can arise and prosper. In this article we examine the role that trust\\u000a plays between potential network

Noor Huijboom; Marcel Hoogwout

2004-01-01

203

e-government... not e-governance... not e-democracy not now!: not ever?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The argument that I offer in this paper, supported by literature and empirical evidence, is that e-government is just that -- electronic government -- and little more. I define e-government as the delivery by alternate, electronic means of governmental information and services 24\\/7\\/365. It is government to citizen (G2C), government to government (G2B) and government to business (G2G). It is

Donald F. Norris; Circle Baltimore

2010-01-01

204

Law & psychiatry: Legal concerns for psychiatrists who maintain Web sites.  

PubMed

Courts recognize three types of Web sites: passive, which provide basic information; business, on which business is conducted; and intermediate, which are somewhat interactive but conduct no business. Inviting contact from site visitors may lead to inadvertent doctor-patient relationships, with ensuing legal duties. Statements made may be considered explicit warranties, which are subject to lawsuits when not fulfilled. Providing services to out-of-state clients may amount to practicing without a license. The author reviews Federation of State Medical Boards guidelines for appropriate use of the Internet in medical practice and offers ethical principles to help guide decisions about structure and content of passive sites. PMID:16603737

Recupero, Patricia R

2006-04-01

205

"Save the Time of the Surfer": Evaluating Web Sites for Users.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need for careful evaluation of Web sites and the use of HTML, particularly by librarians, to be most helpful to users. Evaluation of a Web site's purpose, identification, authority, layout and design, links, and content are considered. (LRW)

Sowards, Steven W.

1997-01-01

206

The Sites Teachers Choose: A Gauge of Classroom Web Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pervasive nature of the Internet, both in society and in America's schools, leads teacher educators to wonder how this dynamic tool is being utilized in the classroom and, especially, if it is benefiting students' understanding. This study analyzed 127 Web sites self-reported by in-service teachers as excellent for teaching. From these data, a majority of K-12 educators view the

Leanna Archambault; Kent Crippen

2007-01-01

207

75 FR 6063 - Availability of NRC Open Government Web Site  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2010-02-05

208

The New USGS Volcano Hazards Program Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Volcano Hazard Program (VHP) has launched a revised web site that uses a map-based interface to display hazards information for U.S. volcanoes. The web site is focused on better communication of hazards and background volcano information to our varied user groups by reorganizing content based on user needs and improving data display. The Home Page provides a synoptic view of the activity level of all volcanoes for which updates are written using a custom Google® Map. Updates are accessible by clicking on one of the map icons or clicking on the volcano of interest in the adjacent color-coded list of updates. The new navigation provides rapid access to volcanic activity information, background volcano information, images and publications, volcanic hazards, information about VHP, and the USGS volcano observatories. The Volcanic Activity section was tailored for emergency managers but provides information for all our user groups. It includes a Google® Map of the volcanoes we monitor, an Elevated Activity Page, a general status page, information about our Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes, monitoring information, and links to monitoring data from VHP's volcano observatories: Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO), Long Valley Observatory (LVO), Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), and Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO). The YVO web site was the first to move to the new navigation system and we are working on integrating the Long Valley Observatory web site next. We are excited to continue to implement new geospatial technologies to better display our hazards and supporting volcano information.

Venezky, D. Y.; Graham, S. E.; Parker, T. J.; Snedigar, S. F.

2008-12-01

209

Origins of the Elements -- An Educational Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This poster will introduce our new and unique web site to the physics community. The main objective of our site is to provide a useful reference guide on the origins of the elements for both educators and students. Although various reference sources are available to learn about nucleosynthesis, it's a challenging task to uncover appropriate study materials and references. In this single site, we present both data and recent research results in a concise and attractive manner. Using tables and charts, the material is presented in a multi-level style. The elements were originated by different nucleosynthetic processes. This site provides a basic introduction of Big Bang nucleosynthesis, stellar nucleosynthesis and explosive nucleosynthesis. For each of the elements in the periodic table, the site gives a clear visualization of their corresponding nucleosynthetic origins. Another important feature is that the users have the direct access to the tabulated results of the abundances (both theoretical and observed) of the stars and meteorites through this educational web site.

Samarasingha, Upul; Ivans, Inese I.

2010-10-01

210

What makes Web sites credible?: a report on a large quantitative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The credibility of web sites is becoming an increasingly important area to understand. To expand knowledge in this domain, we conducted an online study that investigated how different elements of Web sites affect people's perception of credibility. Over 1400 people participated in this study, both from the U.S. and Europe, evaluating 51 different Web site elements. The data showed which

B. J. Fogg; Jonathan Marshall; Othman Laraki; Alex Osipovich; Chris Varma; Nicholas Fang; Jyoti Paul; Akshay Rangnekar; John Shon; Preeti Swani; Marissa Treinen

2001-01-01

211

Effectiveness of corporate employment web sites: How content and form influence intentions to apply  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Although research is emerging, the knowledge base on the evaluative determinants of the effectiveness of corporate employment web sites is still limited. This paper attempts to narrow this gap by investigating how potential job applicants' evaluations of web site content- and form-related attributes contribute to corporate employment web site effectiveness. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form of

Birgelen van M. J. H; M. G. M. Wetzels; Dolen van W. M

2008-01-01

212

Effectiveness of corporate employment web sites : How content and form influence intentions to apply  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Although research is emerging, the knowledge base on the evaluative determinants of the effectiveness of corporate employment web sites is still limited. This paper attempts to narrow this gap by investigating how potential job applicants' evaluations of web site content- and form-related attributes contribute to corporate employment web site effectiveness. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form of

Marcel J. H. van Birgelen; Martin G. M. Wetzels; Willemijn M. van Dolen

2008-01-01

213

Library Web Site Administration: A Strategic Planning Model For the Smaller Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planning provides a useful structure for creating and implementing library web sites. The planned integration of a library's web site into its mission and objectives ensures that the library's community of users will consider the web site one of the most important information tools the library offers.

Ryan, Susan M.

2003-01-01

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

215

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2010-04-28

216

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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,...

2010-07-22

217

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2009-10-01

218

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-10-01

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hu, Chun; Soong, Andrew Kheng Fah

2007-01-01

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

221

DENIM: An Informal Web Site Design Tool Inspired by Observations of Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a study of Web site design practice, we observed that designers employ multiple representations of Web sites as they progress through the design process and that these representations allow them to focus on different aspects of the design. In particular, we observed that Web site designers focus their design efforts at 3 dif-

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

2003-01-01

222

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

...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...

2014-04-01

223

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

...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...

2014-01-01

224

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

...2014-04-01 false Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that...1304.50 Disclosure requirements for Web sites of nonpharmacy practitioners that...substances by means of the Internet. For a Web site to identify itself as being...

2014-04-01

225

A scalable and highly available system for serving dynamic data at frequently accessed web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the system and key techniques used for achieving performance and high availability at the official Web site for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games which was one of the most popular Web sites for the duration of the Olympic Games. The Web site utilized thirteen SP2 systems scattered around the globe containing a total of 143 processors. A

Jim Challenger; Paul Dantzig; Arun Iyengar

1998-01-01

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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"…

Kutluca, Tamer; Aydin, Serhat; Baki, Adnan

2009-01-01

227

Are pictures worth a thousand room nights? Success factors for hotel web site design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Consumers as well as hotel web sites are evolving, changing the requirements and expectations for online hotel room reservations. Building on previous research, the purpose of this paper is to explore hotel web site design's influence on site appeal and likelihood to purchase. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology incorporates both qualitative and quantitative methods. College-age participants visited hotel web

Betsy Bender Stringam; John Gerdes Jr

2010-01-01

228

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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,...

2012-12-13

229

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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,...

2010-10-01

230

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

...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...

2014-04-01

231

Optimization of Run-time Management of Data Intensive Web-sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

An increasing number of web sites have their data extractedfrom relational databases. Several commercialproducts and research prototypes have been moving in thedirection of declarative specification of the sites\\

Daniela Florescu; Alon Y. Levy; Dan Suciu; Khaled Yagoub

1999-01-01

232

Collaborative Learning Using Wiki Web Sites for Computer Science Undergraduate Education: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper proposes a collaborative approach to enhancing the student learning experience based on Web 2.0 principles. Specifically, wiki Web sites are used by students for collaboration and for publication of course assignments, which are then shared with the class. Web 2.0 principles include: the Web as platform, harnessing collective…

Tsai, W.-T.; Li, W.; Elston, J.; Chen, Y.

2011-01-01

233

AIDS web sites face censorship under new rating schemes.  

PubMed

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

1997-08-22

234

CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF CITIZEN ADOPTION OF E-GOVERNMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary objective of most e-governments is to better serve citizens, however, very little has been written on citizens' likelihood to use e-government. This paper presents the citizens aspect of e- government. The objective is to understand how citizens perceive e-government as a primary government interaction channel and the factors that affect their level of usage. The proposed conceptual model

S. Yousafzai

235

INCLUSION IN E-GOVERNMENT: A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

With over 90% of the UN's member countries operating government websites, the phenomenon of e- government is of critical importance to national and international communities. Implementation of e- government takes various forms and this paper develops a framework which aims to define and classify e-government according to its advanced use of technology, engagement of citizens and government. One of the

Tassabehji Rana

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Huang, Kuo Hung

2011-01-01

237

The Role of Virtual Reference in Library Web Site Design: A Qualitative Source for Usage Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gathering qualitative information about usage behavior of library Web sites is a time-consuming process requiring the active participation of patron communities. Libraries that collect virtual reference transcripts, however, hold valuable data regarding how the library Web site is used that could benefit Web designers. An analysis of virtual…

Powers, Amanda Clay; Shedd, Julie; Hill, Clay

2011-01-01

238

Media relations and the Internet: how Fortune 500 company web sites assist journalists in news gathering  

Microsoft Academic Search

A content analysis of all 2001 Fortune 500 Company Web sites was conducted to determine how corporations are using the Web to meet the informational needs of journalists. Analyses revealed that the majority of Web sites do not have dedicated press rooms where media content is centralized. In press rooms, news releases, executive biographies and executive photographs are the most

Coy Callison

2003-01-01

239

Sitemaps, storyboards, and specifications: a sketch of Web site design practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through a study of web site design practice, we observed that designers employ multiple representations of web sites as they progress through the design process, and that these representations allow them to focus on different aspects of the design. Designers also employ multiple tools during the course of a project, including graphic design, web development, presentation, and word processing software,

Mark W. Newman; James A. Landay

2000-01-01

240

The Management of the Scientific Information Environment: The Role of the Research Library Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experiences of the Italian National Research Council Library staff in the successful development and implementation of its Web site. Discusses electronic information sources that interface with the Web site; library services; technical infrastructure; and the choice of a Web-based library management system. (Author/LRW)

Arte, Assunta

2001-01-01

241

Origins Of The Elements - An Educational Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This poster introduces a new and unique web site "ORIGINS OF THE ELEMENTS" to the astronomy and physics communities. The main objective of our site is to provide a useful reference guide to the origins of the elements for researchers, educators and students. Only a very few of the lightest elements have their origins at the earliest cosmological ages of the Universe, the Big Bang. Most of the elements found on the Earth, and in the rest of the Universe, owe their primary existence to stellar nucleosynthesis, either during the course of the energy generation lifetimes of stars, or in the exploding supernovae of stars at the end of their lives. A by-product of stellar energy generation and exploding supernovae is alchemy -- the ashes of the energy generation contribution of one element is another, more massive element. Although various reference sources are available to learn about nucleosynthesis, it's a challenging task to uncover appropriate study materials. In this single site, we present both data and recent research results in a concise and attractive structure. Using tables and charts, the material is presented in a multi-level style. For each of the elements in the periodic table, and for each of the stable isotopes in the chart of the nuclides, the site gives a clear visualization of their corresponding nucleosynthetic origins. As a consequence, the charts afford an insight into the patterns of nucleosynthesis. Moreover, the web site provides the student with an intuition to the relative distributions of those elements. Another important feature of our site is that users have direct access to the tabulated elemental abundances (both theoretical and observed) of stars and meteorites.

Samarasingha, Iranga; Ivans, I. I.

2011-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2009

2009-01-01

243

Global Land Survey Impervious Mapping Project Web Site  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

DeColstoun, Eric Brown; Phillips, Jacqueline

2014-01-01

244

A workload characterization study of the 1998 World Cup Web site  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Martin Arlitt; Tai Jin

2000-01-01

245

Evaluating Web Sites Featuring Primary Sources on United States History 61  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most library Web sites offer lists of recommended Web sites for primary sources with only cursory summaries of the sites. While many of the resources listed are outstanding, too many are dubious in quality, often referring to dead URLs or sites containing no information on their sponsor, source of material, or other information needed to evaluate the accuracy of the

Robert J. Congleton

2005-01-01

246

"There Is a Lot of Junk on the Web!": Using Web Site Evaluation in an Introductory Religion Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay describes a web site evaluation project which served as the final assignment for an undergraduate "Introduction to Religion" course. The essay discusses lessons learned from the design and implementation of this web-based research assignment over three consecutive semesters. It includes insights from an instructor and a reference…

Junior, Nyasha; Edwards, Amy

2011-01-01

247

Economic Development Web Site: State and Local Policy Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Economic Development Web Site is maintained by the State and Local Policy Program, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, at the University of Minnesota. The site provides various resources related to economic development at the regional level. Visitors may want to start with Understanding Your Industries -- A Framework for Industry Analysis, which will examine several different analytical tools (both quantitative and qualitative) that help to describe how key industries cluster in a particular area. Several examples of areas that include industry cluster in their development strategies are available. There are also "ten key principles for developing a cutting edge economic development strategy for your area" and links to both national and state data coupled with a description of the data.

1997-01-01

248

Understanding Citizen's Continuance Intention to Use e- Government Website: a Composite View of Technology Acceptance Model and Computer Self-Efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to understand the fundamental factors influencing the citizen's continuance intention to use e- Government websites by using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as a based theoretical model. Computer self- efficacy is adopted as an additional factor that influences the citizen's continuance intention to use e-Government websites. To empirically test the proposed research model, the web-based survey was

Sivaporn Wangpipatwong; Wichian Chutimaskul; Borworn Papasratorn

249

Assessing eGovernment Systems Success: A Validation of the DeLone and McLean Model of Information Systems Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the proliferation of the Internet and World Wide Web applications, people are increasingly interacting with government to citizen (G2C) eGovernment systems. It is therefore important to measure the success of G2C eGovernment systems from the citizen's perspective. While general information systems (IS) success models have received much…

Wang, Yi-Shun; Liao, Yi-Wen

2008-01-01

250

Protection of Web Applications from Cross-Site Scripting Attacks in Browser Side  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Flaws are currently the most popular security\\u000aproblems in modern web applications. These Flaws make use of vulnerabilities in\\u000athe code of web-applications, resulting in serious consequences, such as theft\\u000aof cookies, passwords and other personal credentials. Cross-Site scripting\\u000aFlaws occur when accessing information in intermediate trusted sites. Client\\u000aside solution acts as a web proxy

K. Selvamani; A. Duraisamy; A. Kannan

2010-01-01

251

Business-to-consumer e-commerce Web Sites: Vulnerabilities, Threats and quality evaluation model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rush-to market attitude of B2C e-commerce Web sites development affects their quality. Thus, big number of these Web sites includes many vulnerabilities are shipped to end users. Many researchers attempted to build models to evaluate the quality of B2C Web sites. However, the majority of these models used big number of quality factors and need a big amount of

Radwan M. Al-Dwairi; Mumtaz A. Kamala

2010-01-01

252

End-user perspectives on e-commerce and health care web site quality.  

PubMed

We explore and compare the importance of various quality dimensions for health care and e-commerce web sites. The results show that the importance of various quality attributes for all except four of ten quality dimensions studied differ between health care and e-commerce web sites. These results can help health care managers to improve and/or to guide the design of their web sites. PMID:18998907

Le Rouge, Cynthia; De Leo, Gianluca

2008-01-01

253

Creating an Index for Your Web Site to Make Info Easier to See  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author explains how librarians can ensure that their Web site visitors find the information they need. The pros and cons of four options used to help people find information on a Web site are explored. These options are: (1) redesigning the site; (2) creating drop-down, second-level menus for second-level pages; (3) adding a…

Hedden, Heather

2006-01-01

254

User Expectations and Rankings of Quality Factors in Different Web Site Domains  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the emerging electronic environment, knowing how to create customer- centered Web sites is of great importance. This paper reports t wo studies on user percep- tions of Web sites. First, Kano's model of qualit y was used in an exploratory investigation of customer qualit y expectations for a specific type of site (CNN.com). The qualit y model was then

Ping Zhang; Gisela M. von Dran

2002-01-01

255

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Paul J. Wright; Christopher J. McKinley

2010-01-01

256

What a User Wants: Redesigning a Library's Web Site Based on a Card-Sort Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web site usability concerns anyone with a Web site to maintain. Libraries, however, are often the biggest offenders in terms of usability. In our efforts to provide users with everything they need for research, we often overwhelm them with sites that are confusing in structure, difficult to navigate, and weighed down with jargon. Dowling College…

Robbins, Laura Pope; Esposito, Lisa; Kretz, Chris; Aloi, Michael

2007-01-01

257

Hospital Web site 'tops' in Louisiana. Hospital PR, marketing group cites East Jefferson General Hospital.  

PubMed

East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., launched a new Web site in October 2001. Its user-friendly home page offers links to hospital services, medical staff, and employer information. Its jobline is a powerful tool for recruitment. The site was awarded the 2002 Pelican Award for Best Consumer Web site by the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations & Marketing. PMID:12238238

Rees, Tom

2002-01-01

258

Information superhighway or billboards by the roadside? An analysis of hospital web sites  

PubMed Central

Objectives To determine the prevalence of hospital web sites, the types of information provided within these sites, and the relationship of information to institutional characteristics. Design Online search of hospital web sites over a 6-week period in late 1999. Web sites were abstracted for content. Bivariate comparisons were made of hospital profit status and ownership or operation by a multihospital network. Participants California acute care hospitals and their web sites. Main outcome measures Operation of web sites and web site content. Results Among 390 California hospitals, 242 (62%) had easily identifiable web sites, 59 (15%) had no web sites, and 89 (23%) had sites identified only after telephone follow-up. Hospitals without sites were more likely not-for-profit, small, rural, or unaffiliated. The presentation of information was inconsistent, although most (93%) provided basic contact information. Many hospitals provided health content information (70%) or mentioned health classes (65%), but few guaranteed the quality of this information. Patient care features (online health profiles, risk identification, e-mail) were infrequent (13%) and rudimentary. Product advertising was frequent (54%) but was often nonhealth-related and unobtrusive. Of the 36% of hospitals that reported information on quality, few of the designated measures were valid and reliable measures of quality. Overall, 21% of hospitals reported accreditation (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) status, and for-profit hospital web sites were more likely to report this accreditation. Conclusion Consumers should be aware of current limitations in using information on hospital web sites. In the future, hospitals may better realize the potential of web sites for the delivery of health care information and patient care.

Zingmond, David S; Lim, Yee Wei; Ettner, Susan L; Carlisle, David M

2001-01-01

259

Web site lets solar scientists inform and inspire students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Where on the Web can a middle school girl ask a female solar scientist about solar storms, the course and behavior of charged solar particles, and the origin of the Sun's dynamo—and also find out what the scientist was like as a child, whether the scientist has tattoos or enjoys snowboarding, what she likes and dislikes about her career, and how she balances her energy for work and family life? These kinds of exchanges happen at Solar Week (http://www.solarweek.org; see Figure 1). Established in 2000, Solar Week is an online resource for middle and lower high school students about the science of the Sun, sponsored by the Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Laboratory (CSE@SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). The Web site's goals are to educate students about the Sun and solar physics and to encourage future careers in science—especially for girls. One way is by giving solar scientists the chance to be relatable role models, to answer students' questions, and to share their experiences in an online forum.

Hauck, Karin

2012-07-01

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oldham, Bonnie W.

2008-01-01

261

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

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

1998-01-01

262

In Brief: New U.S. drought Web site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new U.S. Drought Portal Web site will help provide early warnings about droughts, offer information about risk and impact of droughts to different agencies and stakeholders, and explain how to plan for and manage the impacts of droughts. The portal (http://www.drought.gov), unveiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 1 November, was developed as part of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The NIDIS implementation plan also calls for integrating and fostering drought mitigation strategies through research, preparedness, education, and public awareness as well as developing pilot programs for the design and implementation of early warning systems in selected locations. The portal ``centralizes drought information in an unprecedented manner, and paves the way for planned early warning system development pilots in select watersheds and states across the U.S.,'' said Roger Pulwarty, director of the NIDIS program office located on NOAA's campus in Boulder, Colo.

Showstack, Randy

2007-11-01

263

Web - \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web matured from Web to Web 2.0; contents and services matured from static content to dynamic contents; streaming, voice over IP, instant messaging, forums, blogs, commerce, payments, and lifestyle based actionable information. In access methods, we saw maturity from classical Web to Wireless Web to Mobile Web. Web is used in the advanced economies today for \\

Asoke K Talukder

2007-01-01

264

E-Government, Transparency and Anti-corruption  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, E-government's potential to increase transparency and combat corruption in government administration is gaining popularity in communities of e-government practitioners and researchers. Based on their experiences and literature, we study the E-governmentpsilas measures to combat corruption in China. This paper firstly illustrates the corruption in todaypsilas China and the relation among E-government, transparency and anti-corruption and tries to find out

Yujian Fan; Zengtian Zhang; Qingchun Yue

2009-01-01

265

What Is Trust in E-Government? A Proposed Typology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Trust in e-government is of vital importance for the effective adoption and use of electronic public services. Understanding the concept of trust and the different types it involves in the e-government context is a key challenge for both research and practice. Aiming to address this need, this paper proposes a parsimonious yet comprehensive typology of trust in e-government. Trust in

Panagiota Papadopoulou; Maria Nikolaidou; Drakoulis Martakos

2010-01-01

266

XML Schema Design and Management for e-Government Data Interoperability  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas Lee; C. T. Hon; David Cheung

267

Factors Affecting the Successful Use of Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every second of every minute of every day, many people search the World Wide Web for information. People are less likely to use hard copy telephone books, encyclopedias, libraries, or other traditional methods of research. They access these traditional resources through web based portals. People use the web to find restaurants, go on vacation, to…

Matheus, Anne

2009-01-01

268

Designing for the Student: Users' Styles and Department Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic department Web pages are important tools commonly used to inform students. However, little research has been done to determine what kinds of information students value on department Web pages. Trevor Hall, Ryan Jensen, and Daniel McLean examine how 65 undergraduate students value information that is typically placed on department Web

Hall, Trevor; Jensen, Ryan; McLean, Daniel

2008-01-01

269

ParaSite: Mining Structural Information on the Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web information retrieval tools typically make use of only the text on pages, ignoring valuable information implicitly contained in links. At the other extreme, viewing the Web as a traditional hypertext system would also be mistake, because heterogeneity, cross-domain links, and the dynamic nature of the Web mean that many assumptions of typical hypertext systems do not apply. The novelty

Ellen Spertus

1997-01-01

270

A Practice-Sponsored Web Site to Help Patients Pursue Healthy Behaviors: An ACORN Study  

PubMed Central

PURPOSE We tested whether patients are more likely to pursue healthy behaviors (eg, physical activity, smoking cessation) if referred to a tailored Web site that provides valuable information for behavior change. METHODS In a 9-month pre-post comparison with nonrandomized control practices, 6 family practices (4 intervention, 2 control) encouraged adults with unhealthy behaviors to visit the Web site. For patients from intervention practices, the Web site offered tailored health advice, a library of national and local resources, and printouts for clinicians. For patients from control practices, the Web site offered static information pages. Patient surveys assessed stage of change and health behaviors at baseline and follow-up (at 1 and 4 months), Web site use, and satisfaction. RESULTS During the 9 months, 932 patients (4% of adults attending the practice) visited the Web site, and 273 completed the questionnaires. More than 50% wanted physician assistance with health behaviors. Stage of change advanced and health behaviors improved in both intervention and control groups. Intervention patients reported greater net improvements at 1 month, although the differences approached significance only for physical activity and readiness to change dietary fat intake. Patients expressed satisfaction with the Web site but wished it provided more detailed information and greater interactivity with clinicians. CONCLUSIONS Clinicians face growing pressure to offer patients good information on health promotion and other health care topics. Referring patients to a well-designed Web site that offers access to the world’s best information is an appealing alternative to offering handouts or impromptu advice. Interactive Web sites can facilitate behavior change and can interface with electronic health records. Determining whether referral to an informative Web site improves health outcomes is a methodological challenge, but the larger question is whether information alone is sufficient to promote behavior change. Web sites are more likely to be effective as part of a suite of tools that incorporate personal assistance.

Woolf, Steven H.; Krist, Alex H.; Johnson, Robert E.; Wilson, Diane B.; Rothemich, Stephen F.; Norman, Gregory J.; Devers, Kelly J.

2006-01-01

271

ProBiS-2012: web server and web services for detection of structurally similar binding sites in proteins  

PubMed Central

The ProBiS web server is a web server for detection of structurally similar binding sites in the PDB and for local pairwise alignment of protein structures. In this article, we present a new version of the ProBiS web server that is 10 times faster than earlier versions, due to the efficient parallelization of the ProBiS algorithm, which now allows significantly faster comparison of a protein query against the PDB and reduces the calculation time for scanning the entire PDB from hours to minutes. It also features new web services, and an improved user interface. In addition, the new web server is united with the ProBiS-Database and thus provides instant access to pre-calculated protein similarity profiles for over 29?000 non-redundant protein structures. The ProBiS web server is particularly adept at detection of secondary binding sites in proteins. It is freely available at http://probis.cmm.ki.si/old-version, and the new ProBiS web server is at http://probis.cmm.ki.si.

Konc, Janez; Janezic, Dusanka

2012-01-01

272

SPHINX: A Framework for Creating Personal, Site-Specific Web Crawlers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Crawlers, also called robots and spiders, are programs that browse the World Wide Web autonomously. This paper describes SPHINX, a Java toolkit and interactive development environment for Web crawlers. Unlike other crawler development systems, SPHINX is geared towards developing crawlers that are Web-site-specific, personally customized, and relocatable. SPHINX allows site-specific crawling rules to be encapsulated and reused in content analyzers,

Robert C. Miller; Krishna Bharat

1998-01-01

273

User satisfaction from commercial web sites: The effect of design and use  

Microsoft Academic Search

We empirically investigated the effect of user-based design and Web site usability on user satisfaction across four types of commercial Web sites: online shopping, customer self-service, trading, and publish\\/subscribe. To this end, a Web-based survey questionnaire was assembled, based on previously reported instruments for measuring user satisfaction, usability, and user-based design. Three hundred and fifty-nine respondents used the questionnaire to

Moshe Zviran; Chanan Glezer; Itay Avni

2006-01-01

274

Soil Food Web Changes during Spontaneous Succession at Post Mining Sites: A Possible Ecosystem Engineering Effect on Food Web Organization?  

PubMed Central

Parameters characterizing the structure of the decomposer food web, biomass of the soil microflora (bacteria and fungi) and soil micro-, meso- and macrofauna were studied at 14 non-reclaimed 1– 41-year-old post-mining sites near the town of Sokolov (Czech Republic). These observations on the decomposer food webs were compared with knowledge of vegetation and soil microstructure development from previous studies. The amount of carbon entering the food web increased with succession age in a similar way as the total amount of C in food web biomass and the number of functional groups in the food web. Connectance did not show any significant changes with succession age, however. In early stages of the succession, the bacterial channel dominated the food web. Later on, in shrub-dominated stands, the fungal channel took over. Even later, in the forest stage, the bacterial channel prevailed again. The best predictor of fungal bacterial ratio is thickness of fermentation layer. We argue that these changes correspond with changes in topsoil microstructure driven by a combination of plant organic matter input and engineering effects of earthworms. In early stages, soil is alkaline, and a discontinuous litter layer on the soil surface promotes bacterial biomass growth, so the bacterial food web channel can dominate. Litter accumulation on the soil surface supports the development of the fungal channel. In older stages, earthworms arrive, mix litter into the mineral soil and form an organo-mineral topsoil, which is beneficial for bacteria and enhances the bacterial food web channel.

Frouz, Jan; Thebault, Elisa; Pizl, Vaclav; Adl, Sina; Cajthaml, Tomas; Baldrian, Petr; Hanel, Ladislav; Stary, Josef; Tajovsky, Karel; Materna, Jan; Novakova, Alena; de Ruiter, Peter C.

2013-01-01

275

'Neither Cold nor Hot': An Analysis of Christian World Wide Web Sites That Address GLBT Publics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research analyzes Christian Web sites addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered public. The study involved content analysis of visual, operational, and informational enhancements and a frame analysis to assess issues of intent, consistency, accuracy, and validity. Web sites emphasized information dissemination rather than evangelization or proselytization; were overwhelmingly framed as collections of linked resources, rather than as online destinations

Douglas J. Swanson

2004-01-01

276

Trauma and posttraumatic stress in users of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Web site  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Web site for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) receives more than 5 million visits per month and thus represents a unique medium for the study of anxiety disorders. ADAA Web site users from October 2002 to January 2003 were invited to complete a survey oriented toward trauma history and psychiatric sequelae. A diagnostic approximation of posttraumatic stress

Peter J. Nicholls; Kurian Abraham; Kathryn M. Connor; Jerilyn Ross; Jonathan R. T. Davidson

2006-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2003-01-01

278

School Web site development and maintenance by public rural Tennessee elementary and middle school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principals lead by example with regard to utilizing web site development as a communication tool. Handler (2002) reported that a web site highlighted the principals' role as technology leader, while Conner (2000) projected this type of leadership would benefit both parent and school. The focus of this research was on enhancing and inhibiting factors for principals that endeavored to implement

Judith Isbell Maloney

2004-01-01

279

Paragraphs or Lists? The Effects of Text Structure on Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study that we conducted to investigate the effects of the visual text structure on Web sites on the users' browsing behavior and on their appreciation for the Web site. It has been known for a long time that the visual structure of a text has considerable effects on reading behavior, but surprisingly little research has been

Joyce Karreman; Nicole Loorbach

2007-01-01

280

A Checklist for Designing and Evaluating Physical Education Program Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tucker, Michael; Hill, Grant

2009-01-01

281

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C.-S. Wan

2002-01-01

282

Visitors' flow experience while browsing a Web site: its measurement, contributing factors and consequences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research was the first attempt to empirically evaluate visitors’ experience while browsing a Web site. A flow model was proposed and tested with the structural equation modeling method. It was found that in the context of human–computer interactions while browsing a Web site, flow experience was characterized by time distortion, enjoyment, and telepresence. There was adequate evidence to conclude

Yongxia Xia Skadberg; James R. Kimmel

2004-01-01

283

Designing Metaphorically Appropriate Graphics for a PT3 World Wide Web Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the design and development of a World Wide Web site associated with a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant that was awarded to the University of Houston at Clear Lake (Texas) by the U.S. Department of Education. The Web site that created the electronic community (e-community) was to meet the needs and…

Henry, Anne; Crawford, Caroline M.

284

Relationship Marketing in Fortune 500 U.S. and Chinese Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationship marketing has been successful for firms at building trust and commitment with stakeholders. As more marketing communication is moving online, this study seeks to understand how U.S. and Chinese firms use online communication methods, such as blogs or forums, to build those relationships. The sample included 56 web sites from the Global Fortune 500 firms that have web sites

Karen E. Mishra; Cong Li

2008-01-01

285

Sharing Designer and User Perspectives of Web Site Evaluation: A Cross-Campus Collaborative Learning Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an online collaborative process that facilitates usability evaluation of Web sites. Describes how the system was designed and used by students and staff at two Australian universities and shows that the process provides feedback on Web site usability and the experience of usability evaluation from the perspectives of a user and a…

Collings, Penny; Pearce, Jon

2002-01-01

286

Key quality factors in Web site design and use: an examination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of the research described in this paper was to identify the key quality factors in Web site design and use. From the factors identified, a conceptual model has been developed to assess how a Web site can deliver what its users expect. The model is based on: ease of use, customer confidence, on-line resources, and relationship services. These

J. Cox; B. G. Dale

2002-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Breeding, Marshall

2005-01-01

288

Perceptions of Web site design characteristics: a Malaysian\\/Australian comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

Compares the perceptions of Malaysians (representing eastern, Asian culture) and Australians (representing western, European culture) for four Web site design characteristics – atmospherics, news stories, signs and products and services – as part of the integrated Internet marketing model. Under controlled laboratory conditions, two groupings of 30 subjects evaluated eight Web sites – four in Malaysia and four in Australia

Dieter Fink; Ricky Laupase

2000-01-01

289

Speaking the Same Language: Information College Seekers Look for on a College Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study is to analyze and understand what information students seek from a college's Web site during their college search. Often, college Web sites fail either to offer students an interactive dialogue or to involve them in the communicative process, negatively affecting students' college search. Undergraduate…

Tucciarone, Krista M.

2009-01-01

290

A framework and methodology for evaluating e-commerce Web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The corporate Web site is an indispensable part of any e-commerce venture. If users find it difficult to do electronic transactions, they will visit another online source, or go to a physical source instead. Evaluating the performance of e-commerce Web sites has received some attention in the past few years, but there is still a pressing need for a more

Rian Van Der Merwe; James Bekker

2003-01-01

291

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rifkin, Benjamin

2003-01-01

292

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael J. Pazzani; Daniel Billsus

1997-01-01

293

Discovering How Students Search a Library Web Site: A Usability Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results of a usability study at the University of Illinois Chicago that investigated whether Internet search engines have influenced the way students search library Web sites. Results show students use the Web site's internal search engine rather than navigating through the pages; have difficulty interpreting library terminology; and…

Augustine, Susan; Greene, Courtney

2002-01-01

294

Biochemical View: A Web Site Providing Material for Teaching Biochemistry Using Multiple Approaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computational resources are valuable tools for teaching biochemistry. Often, however, the necessary information is dispersed throughout several Web sites and many of the biochemistry software programs are only available commercially. Considering the difficulties of understanding abstract biochemical concepts, a Web site, Biochemical View (accessed Aug 2007) has been developed at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Its main goals are

Fernanda C. Dórea; Higor S. Rodrigues; Oscar M. M. Lapouble; Márcio R. Pereira; Mariana S. Castro; Wagner Fontes

2007-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2003-01-01

296

The risk identification and evaluation of e-government outsourcing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The market of e-government outsourcing in China has not been yet mature. So there are some problems and risks arising that can not be neglected. This article identified the risks in e-government outsourcing by the method of flow chart. Then this article divided the risks into two parts including the risks from government behaviors and the risks leaded by the

Yang Xuejiao; Yang Luming

2009-01-01

297

Salt marsh hydrology data web site facilitates research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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).

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

298

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1997-02-01

299

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Larsen, Elena.; Rainie, Lee.

2002-01-01

300

Web-Based Learning: How Task Scaffolding and Web Site Design Support Knowledge Acquisition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using WebQuests for inquiry-based learning represents a higher-order use of technology requiring students to exercise information seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing strategies. This research was designed to obtain a better understanding of how to enhance the pedagogical effectiveness of WebQuests and of how students interact with the various…

MacGregor, S. Kim; Lou, Yiping

2005-01-01

301

Evaluation of WebEase: An Epilepsy Self-Management Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

302

NCI Announces New Research-Based Web Design Guidelines for Improving Health Information Web Sites  

Cancer.gov

In an ongoing effort to substantially improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal government health information on the World Wide Web, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has developed a comprehensive set of Web design guidelines based on research studies in the field.

303

WebCutter: A System for Dynamic and Tailorable Site Mapping  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional information discovery tools can be classified as being either search oriented or browse oriented. In the context of the Web, search-oriented tools employ text-analysis techniques to find Web documents based on user-specified queries, whereas browse-oriented ones employ site mapping and visualization techniques to allow users to navigate through the Web. This paper presents a unique approach that tightly integrates

Yoëlle S. Maarek; Michal Jacovi; Menachem Shtalhaim; Ur Sigalit; Dror Zernik; Israel Z. Ben-Shaul

1997-01-01

304

Web-Based Recruitment: Effects of Information, Organizational Brand, and Attitudes Toward a Web Site on Applicant Attraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

305

Expectation gaps between stakeholders and web-based corporate public relations efforts: Focusing on Fortune 500 corporate web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how Fortune 500 corporations use corporate-focused web site public relations efforts to prioritize different stakeholders while trying to meet the expectations of each stakeholder. The study found that shareholder needs are most often addressed by the corporations followed by consumers, community members, government agencies, and activists. The results of the study suggest there are expectation gaps between

Sora Kim; Jae-Hee Park; Emma K. Wertz

2010-01-01

306

It Has Never Been Easier To Start Up, Develop and Maintain a Web Site Than It Is Today.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses what journalism advisers fear about developing and maintaining a web site. Offers hypothetical examples of how they might respond to the thought of starting up a web site. Addresses the technology, cost, and time involved. Suggests the toughest challenge is web site maintenance. (RS)

Riepe, Patrick J.

2002-01-01

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Henry, Anna E.; Story, Mary

2009-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.)

Zimmerman, Don; Paschal, Dawn Bastian

2009-01-01

309

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2010-09-24

310

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2010-10-01

311

76 FR 71914 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Accessibility of Web Sites and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Disability in Air Travel: Accessibility of Web Sites and Automated Kiosks at U.S. Airports...rulemaking (SNPRM) on the accessibility of Web sites and automated kiosks that was published...comment form on the www.regulations.gov Web site. The Department acknowledges...

2011-11-21

312

Framing Medical Tourism: An Examination of Appeal, Risk, Convalescence, Accreditation, and Interactivity in Medical Tourism Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study analyzed the content of medical tourism Web sites in an attempt to examine how they convey information about benefits and risks of medical procedures, how they frame credibility, and the degree to which these Web sites include interactive features for consumers. Drawing upon framing theory, the researchers content analyzed a sample of 66 medical tourism Web sites

Alicia Mason; Kevin B. Wright

2011-01-01

313

A multi-attribute model of web site interactivity and customer satisfaction : An application of the Kano model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions in the context of a transactional web site. How do web site attributes influence customer satisfaction? Will an increase in the performance of a specific attribute lead to increased satisfaction? Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Since interactivity is considered a distinguishing characteristic of the new media and a web site

Miao Zhao; Ruby Roy Dholakia

2009-01-01

314

Assessing Perceived Credibility of Web Sites in a Terrorism Context: The PFLP, Tamil Tigers, Hamas, and Hezbollah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to contribute to the overall understanding of terrorist organizations' use of the Internet and to increase researchers' knowledge of Web site effectiveness. The methodological approach was evaluation of the perceived credibility of Web sites based on existing criteria derived from information users. The Web sites of…

Spinks, Brandon Todd

2009-01-01

315

New E-Government Equation: Ease, Engagement, Privacy, and Protection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Today's global citizen lives in a world where communications technology offers revolutionary opportunities for new interactions. Citizens worldwide are beginning to translate this opportunity into online citizenship. E-government already has changed the w...

2003-01-01

316

Breast cancer: patient information needs reflected in English and German web sites.  

PubMed

Individual belief and knowledge about cancer were shown to influence coping and compliance of patients. Supposing that the Internet information both has impact on patients and reflects patients' information needs, breast cancer web sites in English and German language were evaluated to assess the information quality and were compared with each other to identify intercultural differences. Search engines returned 10 616 hits related to breast cancer. Of these, 4590 relevant hits were analysed. In all, 1888 web pages belonged to 132 English-language web sites and 2702 to 65 German-language web sites. Results showed that palliative therapy (4.5 vs 16.7%; P=0.004), alternative medicine (18.2 vs 46.2%; P<0.001), and disease-related information (prognosis, cancer aftercare, self-help groups, and epidemiology) were significantly more often found on German-language web sites. Therapy-related information (including the side effects of therapy and new studies) was significantly more often given by English-language web sites: for example, details about surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, immune therapy, and stem cell transplantation. In conclusion, our results have implications for patient education by physicians and may help to improve patient support by tailoring information, considering the weak points in information provision by web sites and intercultural differences in patient needs. PMID:15467771

Weissenberger, C; Jonassen, S; Beranek-Chiu, J; Neumann, M; Müller, D; Bartelt, S; Schulz, S; Mönting, J S; Henne, K; Gitsch, G; Witucki, G

2004-10-18

317

Assessment of GIS implementation in Indonesian e-Government system  

Microsoft Academic Search

GIS has many facilities that can be useful in various fields, including in e-Government system. This study assesses the implementation of GIS in the e-Government system provided by ninety-one institutions in Indonesia. The assessment was conducted using several criterias. These criterias include GIS availability and accessibility in the first place, GIS facility establishment date, and GIS technology and interactivity. The

Arief Ramadhan; Dana Indra Sensuse; Aniati Murni Arymurthy

2011-01-01

318

E-Government & Public Service Delivery: Enabling ICT to put \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature on the effectiveness of e-government in developing countries towards improving public service delivery is littered with failure stories. Notwithstanding, the failures have not stopped most governments in developing countries from increasingly turning to ICT, most notably internet based models, as the preferred channel for citizen-centered service delivery. This paper investigated e-government within the developing country context of South

Wikus VISSER; Hossana TWINOMURINZI

319

Reduction of the Administrative Burden: An e-Government Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The introduction of e-Government thus far has been largely focused on improving service delivery and governmental back office\\u000a integration. Nevertheless the State of Affairs in e-Government in Europe shows a growing mismatch between supply and demand\\u000a in e-Services to the public. The current focus on the reduction of the administrative burden however has opened up new perspectives\\u000a in the development

Rex Arendsen; Tom M. Van Engers

2004-01-01

320

Building Trust through E-Government: Leadership and Managerial Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Subhash Bhatnagar

321

Soil food web changes during spontaneous succession at post mining sites: a possible ecosystem engineering effect on food web organization?  

PubMed

Parameters characterizing the structure of the decomposer food web, biomass of the soil microflora (bacteria and fungi) and soil micro-, meso- and macrofauna were studied at 14 non-reclaimed 1- 41-year-old post-mining sites near the town of Sokolov (Czech Republic). These observations on the decomposer food webs were compared with knowledge of vegetation and soil microstructure development from previous studies. The amount of carbon entering the food web increased with succession age in a similar way as the total amount of C in food web biomass and the number of functional groups in the food web. Connectance did not show any significant changes with succession age, however. In early stages of the succession, the bacterial channel dominated the food web. Later on, in shrub-dominated stands, the fungal channel took over. Even later, in the forest stage, the bacterial channel prevailed again. The best predictor of fungal bacterial ratio is thickness of fermentation layer. We argue that these changes correspond with changes in topsoil microstructure driven by a combination of plant organic matter input and engineering effects of earthworms. In early stages, soil is alkaline, and a discontinuous litter layer on the soil surface promotes bacterial biomass growth, so the bacterial food web channel can dominate. Litter accumulation on the soil surface supports the development of the fungal channel. In older stages, earthworms arrive, mix litter into the mineral soil and form an organo-mineral topsoil, which is beneficial for bacteria and enhances the bacterial food web channel. PMID:24260281

Frouz, Jan; Thébault, Elisa; Pižl, Václav; Adl, Sina; Cajthaml, Tomáš; Baldrián, Petr; Hán?l, Ladislav; Starý, Josef; Tajovský, Karel; Materna, Jan; Nováková, Alena; de Ruiter, Peter C

2013-01-01

322

Evaluating the Quality of Health Web Sites: Developing a Validation Method and Rating Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the field of consumer health informatics there is a need to develop transparent validation methods and rating instruments both of sufficient complexity and reliability to help designers, evaluators and patients to evaluate the quality of health web sites and health information on the Web. Further refinement and validation of the Bomba and Land Consumer Health Website Rating Index (v.1)

David Bomba

2005-01-01

323

Web navigation and the behavioral effects of constantly visible site maps  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David R. Danielson

2002-01-01

324

Total Access: Making College Web Sites Accessible to Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colleges increasingly rely on the Web to attract, inform, and interact with students. This makes Web site accessibility and usability critical concerns, particularly for public community colleges, which educate sizable numbers of students with disabilities. As committed providers of postsecondary education to students with disabilities and thus a…

Bruyere, Susanne

2008-01-01

325

Using the structure of Web sites for automatic segmentation of tables  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many Web sites, especially those that dynamically generate HTML pages to display the results of a user's query, present information in the form of list or tables. Current tools that allow applications to programmatically extract this information rely heavily on user input, often in the form of labeled extracted records. The sheer size and rate of growth of the Web

Kristina Lerman; Lise Getoor; Steven Minton; Craig A. Knoblock

2004-01-01

326

Alaska Coastal Habitat Web Site. EXXON VALDEZ OIL Spill Restoration Project Final Report. (Restoration Project 040721).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project developed an Alaska Coastal Habitat Web Site based on several products that were produced using ShoreZone Mapping techniques. The final product ties together several components in a user-friendly, web-accessible format. The website (a) makes ...

S. M. Saupe J. Harper

2005-01-01

327

Pig Genome Web Site: Online Resources For Swine Molecular Genetics and Genome Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pig genome Web page provides materials for swine researchers, students, producers, and members of the industry with information covering all aspects of swine genetics, genomics, and animal breeding. This Web site is the home of a great deal of diverse and interesting information, including the pig genome database (PigBase) and the pig expressed sequence tag (EST) database, and it

Yuandan Zhang; Max F. Rothschild

2001-01-01

328

People's Court: How a Student-built Web Site Brought the Community and the Courts Together.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how a group of middle-school students in Walled Lake, Michigan, collaborated with a Web development firm and the county information technology department to build a district court Web site (www.52-1districtcourt.com) to provide community access to legal information. Includes such features as a virtual tour of the court, "Ask the Judge,"…

Starr, Robert C.

2002-01-01

329

Site-Specific versus General Purpose Web Search Engines: A Comparative Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We can distinguish two types of web search engines: general use ones that index and search all the web, and site-specific ones that are provided by individual websites for local searching. A comparisson of the effectiveness of the two types allows search engine users to choose the right engine and organizations to decide whether they should develop their own search

Georgios Atsaros; Diomidis Spinellis; Panagiotis Louridas

2008-01-01

330

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores to what extent the web's advanced graphical tools and computational power are implemented in science education. Focuses on the pedagogical and technological characteristics of web sites attempting to teach the subject of atomic structure. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/YDS)

Tuvi, Inbal; Nachmias, Rafi

2001-01-01

331

How Italian hospital Web sites communicate risk management strategies: The case of hospital-acquired infections.  

PubMed

We aimed to investigate the Web site contents of Italian National Health System structures regarding health care-associated infection (HAI). For each Web site a form inquiring about the availability of information about HAI issues and their prevention was filled in. An HAI section was available in the Web site of 19.3% of facilities. In 1.6% of Web sites this information was available on the homepage. The most frequently reported information was related to infection control practitioners, HAI surveillance systems, and handwashing hygiene. In conclusion, the communication of risks related to clinical practice should be part of risk management systems and should assume a significant position in content strategy activities. PMID:24767573

Gallone, Maria Serena; Tafuri, Silvio; Preziosa, Vincenza Paola; Quarto, Michele; Germinario, Cinzia

2014-07-01

332

DOD Controls Over Information Placed on Publicly Accessible Web Sites Require Better Execution.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In a September 25, 2008, memorandum to the DOD Office of the Inspector General, the then Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF), outlined his concerns that, 'sensitive information frequently can still be found on publicly accessible Web sites.' To addres...

2010-01-01

333

Pan-European E-Government Services Architecture  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Vitvar, Tomáš; Mocan, Adrian; Nazir, Sanaullah; Wang, Xia

334

Secure e-government services: Towards a framework for integrating it security services into e-government maturity models  

Microsoft Academic Search

e-Government maturity models (eGMMs) lack security services (technical and socio\\/non-technical) in its critical maturity stages. The paper proposes a comprehensive framework for integrating IT security services into eGMM critical stages. The proposed framework is a result of integrating information security maturity model (ISMM) critical levels into e-government maturity model (eGMM) critical stages. The research utilizes Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) of

Geoffrey Karokola; Stewart Kowalski; Louise Yngstrom

2011-01-01

335

The “Big Three” Consumer Health Sites and Web Technology Trends: MedlinePlus®, Healthfinder®, and CAPHIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing application of the newest Web technologies to health information sites such as Revolution Health and IndivoHealth as well as patient-focused blogs and wikis brings greater patient participation into the traditionally static equation of health information-seeking on the Internet. Health-related Web sites are currently offering features that allow consumers to interact with each other and medical professionals, display and

Kay Hogan Smith; Susan Mayer

2009-01-01

336

Yaksha: a self-tuning controller for managing the performance of 3-tiered Web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managing the performance of multiple-tiered Web sites under high client loads is a critical problem with the advent of dynamic content and database-driven servers on the Internet. This paper presents a control-theoretic approach for admission control in multi-tiered Web sites that both prevents overload and enforces absolute client response times, while still maintaining high throughput under load. We use classical

Abhinav Kamra; Vishal Misra; Erich M. Nahum

2004-01-01

337

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

PubMed

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

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

2008-05-01

338

Discovering the gap between Web site designers' expectations and users' behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a technique that discovers the gap between Web site designers' expectations and users' behavior. The former are assessed by measuring the inter-page conceptual relevance and the latter by measuring the inter-page access co-occurrence. The discovery of pages that are conceptually related but rarely co-occur in visits suggests areas where Web site design improvement would be appropriate. Further,

Takehiro Nakayama; Hiroki Kato; Yohei Yamane

2000-01-01

339

Open Systems and Citizenship: Designing a Departmental Web Site as an Open System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how members of the English Department at Texas Tech University redesigned their site as an open system in which control is distributed among department members. Describes the conversational approach they used to redesign the site, applies it to a critique of the original web site, then describes changes they implemented to remake the…

Spinuzzi, Clay; Bowie, Jennifer L.; Rodgers, Ida; Li, Xiangyi

2003-01-01

340

Broadcasting Disability: An Exploration of the Educational Potential of a Video Sharing Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

YouTube is an Internet phenomenon, a video sharing Web site where individuals can upload videos to be viewed by anyone visiting the site. The purpose of this study was to search for and categorize videos related to disability on YouTube and explore the educational potential of the site for the disability community. A seven-day time period in…

Bromley, Barbara E.

2009-01-01

341

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Pham, C. C.

2009-12-01

342

Development of an informational web site for recruiting research participants: process, implementation, and evaluation.  

PubMed

Internet-based research is increasing, yet there is little known about recruitment approaches that target the Internet. Investigators have been slow to discuss how to plan, develop, and enhance recruitment using the Internet when well-concealed or disparate populations, sensitive topics, or qualitative methods are interspersed into the aims of the study. The twofold purpose of this article was to (1) highlight the major steps and strategies undertaken to develop and implement an innovative Web site for recruiting high-genetic-risk couples who were considering preimplantation genetic diagnosis use, and (2) present the recruitment results and lessons learned based on enrollment, self-evaluation, and descriptive data. The Web site was developed using a five-step process designed by the investigators. A significant step in the process was determining the Web site objectives, which were enacted through contextual and design decisions, and also by incorporating a brief video and study logo into the Web site. The recruitment results indicate that, of the 22 participant couples, ?82% were recruited via the Internet versus traditional recruitment approaches (ie, clinics, newsletters) and that the majority of couples viewed the Web site prior to enrolling in the study. In conclusion, developing a Web site using the five-step process can facilitate recruitment. PMID:21709545

Hershberger, Patricia E; Kavanaugh, Karen; Hamilton, Rebekah; Klock, Susan C; Merry, Lisa; Olshansky, Ellen; Pierce, Penny F

2011-10-01

343

Development of an Informational Web Site for Recruiting Research Participants: Process, Implementation, and Evaluation  

PubMed Central

Internet-based research is increasing, yet there is little known about recruitment approaches that target the Internet. Investigators have been slow to discuss how to plan, develop, and enhance recruitment using the Internet when well-concealed or disparate populations, sensitive topics, or qualitative methods are interspersed into the aims of the study. The twofold purpose of this paper is to 1.) highlight the major steps and strategies undertaken to develop and implement an innovative web site for recruiting high-genetic-risk couples who were considering preimplantation genetic diagnosis use, and 2.) present the recruitment results and lessons learned based on enrollment, self-evaluation, and descriptive data. The web site was developed using a five-step process designed by the investigators. A significant step in the process was determining the web site objectives, which were enacted through contextual and design decisions, and also by incorporating a brief video and study logo into the web site. The recruitment results indicate that of the 22 participant couples, ~82% were recruited via the Internet versus traditional recruitment approaches (i.e., clinics, newsletters) and that the majority of couples viewed the web site prior to enrolling in the study. In conclusion, developing a web site using the five-step process can facilitate recruitment.

Hershberger, Patricia E.; Kavanaugh, Karen; Hamilton, Rebekah; Klock, Susan C.; Merry, Lisa; Olshansky, Ellen; Pierce, Penny F.

2013-01-01

344

Building Trust Through Secure Web Sites. The Systems Librarian  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Breeding, Marshall

2005-01-01

345

Systematic review of web sites for prospective medical tourists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – A key driver in the medical tourism phenomenon is the platform provided by the internet for gaining access to healthcare information and advertising. Given the pivotal role of web-based resources, there are important questions about their role and function including: the availability and types of information provided; information provenance and reliability; and privacy protection. This paper aims to

Neil Lunt; Percivil Carrera

2011-01-01

346

Usability testing of web sites designed for communities of practice: tests of the IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS) web site combining specialized heuristic evaluation and task-based user testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an innovative methodology developed for usability tests of the IEEE PCS Web site that combines heuristic evaluation and task-based testing. Tests conducted on the PCS Web site examined whether the site facilitated members' ability to find information and participate in discussions, as well as developers' ability to find, contribute, and manage administrative content on the site. The

Derek Hart; Daniel M. Portwood

2009-01-01

347

A health literacy assessment of the National Epilepsy Foundation Web site.  

PubMed

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Based on the 2003 US National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), more than 90 million people have literacy levels rated as "basic" or "below basic." The Institute of Medicine recommends that health-related information be written at a sixth grade level or below. As Web-based health information is being accessed by more than 50 million people, a reading level assessment of the National Epilepsy Foundation of America Web site was undertaken. Two online programs were used to assess the reading level of each Web page in two main areas, "Understanding Epilepsy" and "Living with Epilepsy," using established readability formulas. One hundred seventy-six Web links were evaluated in English and 43 in Spanish. Based on the Flesch Reading Ease and Huerta Reading Ease assessments, 5.7% of National Epilepsy Foundation Web pages in English and 31-46% in Spanish had a sixth grade or lower reading level. Similar results have been reported in previous reviews of other health education Web sites in cancer, pediatrics, and asthma. The National Epilepsy Foundation Web site, a well-respected resource for patients and their families, contains a significant amount of health education content that is not appropriate for those with marginal health literacy. Editorial changes are needed to bring the information to suggested levels. Suggestions for developing appropriate materials are provided. PMID:17923440

Elliott, John O; Charyton, Christine; Long, Lucretia

2007-12-01

348

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-01-01

349

MERLOT: A faculty-focused Web site of educational resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a community of academic institutions, professional\\u000a discipline organizations, and individual people building a collection of Web-based teaching and learning resources where faculty\\u000a can easily find peer-reviewed materials for use in their classes. The MERLOT project is currently supported by 23 systems\\u000a and institutions of higher education and by the

Thomas E. Malloy; Gerard L. Hanley

2001-01-01

350

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

PubMed

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

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

2007-11-01

351

What really makes students like a web site? What are the implications for designing web-based language learning sites?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faced with reduced numbers choosing to study foreign languages (as in England and Wales), strate- gies to create and maintain student interest need to be explored. One such strategy is to create 'taster' courses in languages, for potential university applicants. The findings presented arise from exploratory research, undertaken to inform the design of a selection of web-based taster courses for

JANE HUGHES; CLAIRE MCAVINIA; TERRY KING

2004-01-01

352

Flash crowds and denial of service attacks: characterization and implications for CDNs and web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper studies two types of events that often overload Web sites to a point when their services are degraded or disrupted entirely - flash events (FEs) and denial of service attacks (DoS). The former are created by legitimate requests and the latter contain malicious requests whose goal is to subvert the normal operation of the site. We study the

Jaeyeon Jung; Balachander Krishnamurthy; Michael Rabinovich

2002-01-01

353

Black History, Inc! Investigating the Production of Black History through Walmart's Corporate Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social and public sites are becoming a popular medium for intellectual consumption of Black history. Given the educational climate in which many students' exposure to Black history may come from outside of schools, the authors examine how Walmart's Black History Month Web site produced simplistic and safe narratives about African American history.

King, LaGarrett J.; Brown, Anthony L.

2012-01-01

354

A Guide to Fast and Simple Web Site Development. Using Microsoft FrontPage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed by California's Los Rios Community College District for use in instructional workshops, this guide is intended to help institutional researchers create World Wide Web sites using Microsoft FrontPage (MF) software. The first part of the guide presents practical suggestions for working with the software to create a site, covering the…

La, Minh; Beachler, Judith

355

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...

356

The Researcher's Journey: Scholarly Navigation of an Academic Library Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative study of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library's Web site identified the ways in which students and faculty of the University of Montana used the site for research purposes. This study employed open-ended interview questions and observations to spontaneously capture a user's experience in researching topics in which they…

McCann, Steve; Ravas, Tammy; Zoellner, Kate

2010-01-01

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Braun, Linda W.

1998-01-01

358

How to Combat a Campus-Gossip Web Site (And Why You Shouldn't)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses the gossip Web site Juicy Campus. Although many students express concern that potential employers who see the cite may decline to hire individuals after reading gossip-filled allegations, or that their social lives are in tatters over the mean-spirited, anonymous messages posted about them, because the site has no affiliation…

Young, Jeffrey R.

2008-01-01

359

Facilitating participation: From the EML web site to the Learning Network for Learning Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates conditions for increasing active participation in on-line communities. As a case study, we use three generations of facilities designed to promote learning in the area of Educational Modelling Languages. Following a description of early experience with a conventional web site and with a community site offering facilities for collaboration, we describe a pilot implementation of a Learning

Hans G. K. Hummel; Colin Tattersall; Daniel Burgos; Francis Brouns; Hub Kurvers; Rob Koper

2005-01-01

360

NISE Evaluation of "The Why Files" World Wide Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The latest addition to the online archive at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) presents data gathered from a survey that examined the usage characteristics of The Why Files, a Website created by the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) to explain the science behind the news. The survey solicited information from 399 frequent users of The Why Files about "demographic characteristics, Web use frequency, and interest in topics related to science, math, engineering, and technology." Users may view the questionnaire (in .pdf format) and the survey codebook, and after free registration, download the data in .tar or .zip formats. Downloading guidelines are provided.

1998-01-01

361

Drafted: I Want You to Deliver E-Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T.; Langa, Lesley A.; McClure, Charles R.

2006-01-01

362

E-government and NPM: a perfect marriage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-Government and New Public Management (NPM) are two concepts that are often used in discussions about modernizing government. Both concepts refer to various forms of reform of the public sector and, at least to a certain degree, address the same problems public administration is nowadays confronted with (lack of accountability, underperformance and diminished level of legitimacy, to name a few).The

Vincent Homburg

2004-01-01

363

Governance enterprise architecture (GEA): domain models for e-governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public administrations all over the world promote ambitious and costly e-government programmes. The required domain analysis is usually conducted on a local and ad hoc basis, due to a lack of commonly accepted domain models - in literature and practice - for the overall governance system. This paper summarizes a broad research modelling effort, which aims at developing a domain

Vassilios Peristeras; Konstantinos A. Tarabanis

2004-01-01

364

Access Requirement Analysis of E-Governance Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kim, Tai-Hoon

365

Composing Web services on the Semantic Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brahim Medjahed; Athman Bouguettaya; Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

2003-01-01

366

Examining the Presence of Social Media on University Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past few years, social networking has exploded into a massive medium that has captured the attention of a large portion of the American population. The ever-growing social networking site(s) (SNS) movement has filled a networking gap and thus, has presented higher education institutions with unique opportunities (Reid 2009) to further…

Greenwood, Grant

2012-01-01

367

COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act): The First Year--A Survey of Sites. A Report on Web Site Compliance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect on April 21, 2000. The first Federal online privacy law, COPPA regulates the collection, use, and disclosure by commercial Web sites and online services of personally identifiable information from children under age 13. To mark the first anniversary of COPPA's implementation, a…

Center for Media Education, Washington, DC.

368

Surfing for Thinness: A Pilot Study of Pro-Eating Disorder Web Site Usage in Adolescents With Eating Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE. Pro- eating disorder Web sites are communities of individuals who engage in disordered eating and use the Internet to discuss their activities. Pro-recovery sites, which are less numerous, express a recovery-oriented perspective. This pilot study investigated the awareness and usage of pro- eating disorder Web sites among adolescents with eating disorders and their parents and explored associa- tions with

Jenny L. Wilson; Rebecka Peebles; Kristina K. Hardy; Iris F. Litt

2010-01-01

369

Characteristics of Experiential Education Web Sites of US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy  

PubMed Central

Objective. To evaluate the characteristics of experiential education Web sites of colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States. Methods. The experiential education Web pages of 124 US colleges and schools of pharmacy were reviewed for office or program name, practice experience management software, experiential education newsletter, practice experience manual, preceptor development programs, new preceptor application processes, and interactive Web site interfaces. Results. The term “office of experiential education” was used by 27.4% of colleges and schools. Fifty percent of the colleges and schools used E-value as their practice experience management software. Only a minority of colleges and schools made experiential manual(s) available online, offered newsletters targeted to preceptors, and/or provided Web site interactive interfaces for preceptor communication. The Preceptors Training and Resource Network was the preceptor development program most frequently promoted. Conclusions. The majority of US colleges and schools of pharmacy have official Web sites for their experiential education program; however, few offer resources online or use interactive or social media to their advantage.

Leadon, Kim

2013-01-01

370

The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: a Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Barlow, John P. (John Perry).; Garcia, Jerry, 1942-.; Hunter, Robert.

371

The NASA Solar System Exploration Education and Public Outreach Web Site: Addressing Your E/PO Needs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new version of the SSE EPO public web site serves audiences including researchers who are EPO proposers, museum and planetarium professionals, K-14 educators, and students. We are looking to complete the special section for researchers based on feedback from the community on our elements of this page. These elements include NASA OSS proposal information, partnering opportunities, and information on examples of existing EPO activities and products. We propose to collect feedback on the web site elements during this session for integration into the web site. The SSE EPO Forum web site is located at http://sseforum.jpl.nasa.gov.

Knudsen, R.; Lowes, L.; Dutra, J.

2000-12-01

372

Web Site for Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Leigh Tesfatsion, Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the Department of Economics, Iowa State University, has developed this site for agent-based computational economics (ACE). Visitors can find a brief survey of ACE-related research, and an annotated list of readings for ACE and complex adaptive systems (CAS). Software for ACE is also available at the site, including a Trade Network Game, which "combines evolutionary game play with preferential partner selection."

Tesfatsion, Leigh.

1998-01-01

373

Web Site for Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Leigh Tesfatsion, Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the Department of Economics, Iowa State University, has developed this site for agent-based computational economics (ACE). Visitors can find a brief survey of ACE-related research, and an annotated list of readings for ACE and complex adaptive systems (CAS). Software for ACE is also available at the site, including a Trade Network Game, which "combines evolutionary game play with preferential partner selection."

Tesfatsion, Leigh.

2007-04-30

374

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.

375

TRAC FBI Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Burnham, David.; Long, Susan.

1997-01-01

376

On the Origin of Intermediary E-Government Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The majority of SME’s tends to outsource administrative tasks, including their direct relationships with the (electronic) government. Commercial intermediary service providers therefore have to be part of governmental multi channel e-service delivery strategies. This research paper explores the origin, added value and future position of these intermediary organisations with respect to the delivery of e-government services to businesses. Results indicate that (re-)intermediation is more likely to occur within this context than disintermediation is. SME’s do not want to be captured within a non-profitable electronic hierarchical relationship with a governmental organisation. The empirical study on the impact of the legal obligation of the use of e-tax services illustrates that SME’s instead prefer the ‘save haven’ of a commercial relationship with an intermediary service provider. Thus creating and fuelling a new market of intermediary e-government services.

Arendsen, Rex; Ter Hedde, Marc J.

377

Mapping the E-Government Research with Social Network Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

About fifteen years of e-government research (EGR) lead to a research field that is looking forward to define an identity as a proper and autonomous scientific discipline. This paper proposes the use of social network analysis as a methodology for building a map of EGR and consequently contributing to the process of establishing EGR identity. The paper analyzes the network of citation between authors induced by papers published in the four proceedings of this conference (International Conference on e-Government) in the period from 2005 to 2008. The analysis helps us identify the authors that had most influence on the EGR field development and relate them to the thematic topics that prevailed the conference papers in the last four years.

Erman, Nuša; Todorovski, Ljup?o

378

User and Access Management in Belgian e-Government  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Efficient e-government is not possible without integrated information management. From a privacy protection per-spective systems integration has to be preferred over data integration. A well-accepted model for the organisation of user and access management in this perspective is a federation based on circles of trust. The following pages describe how this model is implemented in Belgium, using five building blocks: unique identification numbers, the electronic identity card, validated authentic sources, service integrators and sector committees for data protection. Using these building blocks user and access management is organised following a generic policy decision model. The objective is to illustrate that integrated e-government is not necessarily incompatible with optimal protection of privacy.

Dumortier, Jos; Robben, Frank

379

A Framework For Increasing Participation In e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet potentially provides government with great opportunities for delivering services, encouraging democracy and promoting economic vitality. E-government is regarded with such importance that the UK Prime Minister has set various targets that ensure all UK citizens have access to the Internet by 2005 (www.e.envoy.gov.uk). However, with these opportunities come many problems. This paper will concentrate on the problem of

Jawed I. A. Siddiqi; Babak Akhgar; Tom Gamble; Ghasem Zaefarian

2006-01-01

380

How to Develop E-government: The Italian Case  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The objective of the present paper is to analyse, longitudinally, the development of e-government in Italy from the middle\\u000a of the ‘90s to the present. The author uses an approach based on the theory of governance which has been applied permitting\\u000a the singling out of three different phases and main issues that an administrative renewal of this level involve. However

Andrea Resca

2004-01-01

381

On e-Government Project Development in Balmeda  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An e-government project management and development scenario in a fictional country is described. Emphasis is given on how local culture undermines project quality. A detailed fictional project development scenario is presented. The interplay between different players, i.e. project developers, reviewers, and public services, is illustrated. While the rules of technology are the same everywhere, local adaptation due to socio-economic factors can bend them to the degree of making them ineffective.

Anagnostou, Miltiades E.; Lambrou, Maria A.

382

Trust in e-Government: Digital Signatures without Time Stamping?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The successful delivery of electronic services is a primary objective of modern e-government and their successful introduction\\u000a depends on the users trusting these services and the privacy of their personal data. Digital signatures are one of the security\\u000a elements that make these services possible, but they feature some weaknesses – weaknesses that can be surmounted by the use\\u000a of a

Mitja Decman

2003-01-01

383

Evaluating Web Site Structure: A Set of Techniques.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents a case study of a usability evaluation conducted on an intranet prototype. Three related usability tests were conducted to focus specifically on the site's organization: a Card Sort exercise, an Icon Mix-and-Match exercise, and a Categ...

F. G. Conrad K. Fredrickson-Mele M. D. Levi

2008-01-01

384

TRAC DEA Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Burnham, David.; Long, Susan.

1997-01-01

385

The Official George and Ira Gershwin Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Along with Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwin brothers were probably the most well-known American song-writing duo in the 20th century. Together, they composed some of the most recognizable music and lyrics, and placed them in some of the most equally memorable films, musicals, and of course, their legendary "folk opera," Porgy and Bess. This site, provided by the Gershwin estate, is an audio and visual homage to their legacy to American song, and contains a number of fine recordings that visitors will find enjoyable. On the site, visitors can listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing "Of Thee I Sing," Tony Bennett's rousing rendition of "Strike up the Band" (with the Count Basie orchestra), and Judy Garland's version of "The Man That Got Away." In the History section of the site, visitors can view a timeline of the brothers' lives, complete with photographs, or read detailed profiles of both George and Ira. Finally, visitors looking to find out where the latest Gershwin concert may be taking place will want to examine the events calendar provided here.

2003-01-01

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Garfield, Joan; delMas, Robert

2010-01-01

387

Use of a web site to increase knowledge and awareness of hunger-related issues.  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to determine the current level of knowledge and awareness of hunger-related issues among a convenience sample of Delawareans. We also assessed whether raising knowledge and awareness of the hunger problem through the FBD's newly designed web site would encourage participation in antihunger activities. Via e-mail, 1,719 individuals were invited to participate in a three-phase, online survey, and 392 agreed. Phase-I questions were answered prior to viewing the web site, phase II (n=217) immediately afterward, and phase III (n=61) six weeks later. Responses indicated a high level of awareness about general hunger issues but specific knowledge proved to be at a lower level. No statistically significant differences were noted when data were collapsed across gender, age, educational level, or work setting. In a six-week post-survey, 41% of subjects were motivated by the web site to engage in an antihunger activity; 34% had told others about the web site and indicated it may be a useful tool in antihunger outreach efforts for the FBD.

Jennings, Sharla; Cotugna, Nancy; Vickery, Connie E.

2003-01-01

388

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...

389

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2013-11-05

390

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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)...

2010-01-05

391

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2012-06-26

392

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2013-12-17

393

High/Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers. 4th Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

LiBretto, Ellen V.; Barr, Catherine

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Meyer, Katrina A.; Wilson, Jeffery L.

2010-01-01

395

Online Tools for Sizing Up Schools Debut: Web Site Stirs Concerns over Fair Comparisons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three years after a federal law required states to collect a host of education data, much of that information and more will now be available in one place--giving the public a newfound resource and giving educators headaches over how schools can be compared. On a free Web site to be launched on March 29, 2005, a public-private partnership will post…

Hoff, David J.

2005-01-01

396

The Content and Access Dynamics of a Busy Web Site: Findings and Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we study the dynamics of one of the busiest Web sites in the Internet today. Unlike many other efforts that have analyzed client accesses as seen by proxies, we focus on the server end. We analyze the dynamics of both the server content and client accesses made to the server. The former considers the content creation and

Venkata N. Padmanabhan; Lili Qiu

2000-01-01

397

The Readability of Information Literacy Content on Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study addressing the readability of content on academic libraries' Web sites, specifically content intended to improve users' information literacy skills. Results call for recognition of readability as an evaluative component of text in order to better meet the needs of diverse user populations. (Contains 8 tables.)

Lim, Adriene

2010-01-01

398

Communicating Corporate Environmental Citizenship: An Examination of Fortune 500 Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the importance of environmental issues to the public, corporations have paid more attention to these issues in recent years. This article aims to explore how Fortune 500 companies’ Web sites are used to convey corporate environmental messages. The findings indicate that these leading firms do try to communicate a number of different environmental issues or activities. However, most

Jun Yu; Kevin R. Coulson; Joyce X. Zhou; H. Joseph Wen; Qiang Zhao

2011-01-01

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Letnikova, Galina

2008-01-01

400

Building Online Communities. Take Your Site beyond Content: Construct a Society on the Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the establishment of online, or virtual, communities on the World Wide Web. Topics include corporate sites; community planning; virtual reality; games; America Online projects; MUDs (multiuser dungeons) and MOOs (multiuser object oriented); and a list of contacts for online community resources. (LRW)

Glaser, Mark

1997-01-01

401

Flexible Reporting for Automated Usability and Accessibility Evaluation of Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

A system for automatically evaluating the usability and accessibility of web sites by checking their HTML code against guidelines has been devel- oped. All usability and accessibility guidelines are formally expressed in a XML-compliant specification language called Guideline Definition Language (GDL) so as to separate the evaluation engine from the evaluation logics (the guidelines). This separation enables managing guidelines (i.e.,

Abdo Beirekdar; Marc Keita; Monique Noirhomme-fraiture; Frédéric Randolet; Jean Vanderdonckt; Céline Mariage

2005-01-01

402

Training Students in Assessment: Three Steps to a More Effective Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Training students in assessment can not only help lighten grading load but also--and more importantly--equip students with a lifelong skill. The goal of educators in grading is to reinforce teaching concepts by identifying students' strengths and weaknesses. If educators require students to create Web site as a class project, this can become a…

Arney, Janna B.

2006-01-01

403

Designing a web site for high school geoscience teaching in Iceland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need to construct an earth science teaching site on the web prompted a survey of existing sites which, in spite of containing much of value, revealed many weaknesses in basic design, particularly as regards the organisation of links to information resources. Few web sites take into consideration the particular pedagogic needs of the high school science student and there has, as yet, been little serious attempt to exploit and organise the more outstanding advantages offered by the internet to science teaching, such as accessing real-time data. A web site has been constructed which, through basic design, enables students to access relevant information resources over a wide range of subjects and topics easily and rapidly, while at the same time performing an instructional role in how to handle both on-line and off-line resources. Key elements in the design are selection and monitoring by the teacher, task oriented pages and the use of the Dewey decimal classification system. The intention is to increase gradually the extent to which most teaching tasks are carried out via the web pages, in the belief that they can become an efficient central point for all the earth science curriculum.

Douglas, George R.

1998-08-01

404

Student Evaluation Web Sites as Potential Sources of Consumer Information in the United Arab Emirates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the attitudes of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards non-institutionally sanctioned student evaluation web sites, and to consider how educational institutions might respond to the demands of students for specific information. Design/methodology/approach: The study involved a…

Wilkins, Stephen; Epps, Alun

2011-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Neuhaus, Chris; Neuhaus, Ellen; Asher, Alan

2008-01-01

406

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...

407

Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

2004-01-01

408

Fostering Counseling Students' Career Information Literacy through a Comprehensive Career Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counseling students need to become knowledgeable about existing online career development tools to provide effective career development services today. The authors describe the characteristics of a Web site developed to foster career information literacy among students taking graduate career courses and examine its academic usefulness. Student…

Zalaquett, Carlos P.; Osborn, Debra S.

2007-01-01

409

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2002-01-01

410

A Member's Web Site Helps Students Navigate the World of Commercials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a collection of suggestions for using computers to enhance learning, including: creating a Webquest to help students recognize the tactics advertisers use; using the Internet to participate in a global water sampling project; creating, administering, and grading tests online; and going to a Cyrano de Bergerac Web site to compose a love…

NEA Today, 2002

2002-01-01

411

Consumer Response to Web Sites and Their Influence on Advertising Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Goldsmith, Ronald E.; Lafferty, Barbara A.

2002-01-01

412

Offering Distance Education in Health Informatics: The State of the Web Sites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the framework of a bi-national project, between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and four Israeli universities, a prototype database of programs and courses in health informatics was implemented. Examined Web sites particularly for courses offered via distance education and discusses results of a content analysis. (Author/LRW)

Lazinger, Susan; Handzel, Ruth

2003-01-01

413

Social Networking Web Sites and Human Resource Personnel: Suggestions for Job Searches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social Networking Web sites (SNWs) are now being used as reference checks by human resource personnel. For this reason, SNW users, particularly university students and other soon-to-be job applicants, should ask the following questions: Am I loading information that I want the world to see? Is this really a picture that shows me in the best light?…

Roberts, Sherry J.; Roach, Terry

2009-01-01

414

Information Exchange and Information Disclosure in Social Networking Web Sites: Mediating Role of Trust  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating effect of trust on the relationship between the type of information exchange (IE) and information disclosure (ID) on social networking web sites (SNWs). Design/methodology/approach: Constructs were developed for type of IE and trust. To understand the mediating role of trust a…

Mital, Monika; Israel, D.; Agarwal, Shailja

2010-01-01

415

Electronic Word of Mouth: A Genre Analysis of Product Reviews on Consumer Opinion Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consumer opinion Web sites enable consumers to post reviews of products and services or view the experiences of other consumers. This form of writing can be consid- ered a truly digital genre, as consumers were not able to share their opinions with other consumers in a structured, written format before the advent of the Internet. To iden- tify rules and

Irene Pollach

2006-01-01

416

The effectiveness of commercial Internet Web sites: a user’s perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main thrust of this article is to discuss a survey of 60 companies, predominantly from the user’s perspective, that use the Internet currently; and to examine the effectiveness of their current Internet Web sites. The results of an online survey were subjected to statistical analysis and this revealed some interesting findings. It was found that 30 percent of the

Hudson Bell; Nelson K. H. Tang

1998-01-01

417

Agents of Choice: Tools that Facilitate Notice and Choice about Web Site Data Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of tools have been introduced re- cently that are de signed to he lp peop le protect their privacy on the Internet. These tools perform many different functions in- cluding encrypting and\\/or anonymizing communications, preventing the use of per- sistent identifiers such as cookies, automatically fetching and analyzing web site privacy policies, and displaying privacy- related information to

Lorrie Faith Cranor

2000-01-01

418

Where do web sites come from?: capturing and interacting with design history  

Microsoft Academic Search

To form a deep understanding of the present; we need to ?nd and engage history. We present an informal history capture and retrieval mechanism for collaborative, early-stage information design. This history system is implemented in the context of the Designers' Outpost, a wall-scale, tangible interface for collaborative web site design. The interface elements in this history system are designed to

Scott R. Klemmer; Michael Thomsen; Ethan Phelps-Goodman; Robert Lee; James A. Landay

2002-01-01

419

The Evolution of Communication Protocols in an Online Web Discussion Site: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study describes the use of World Wide Web discussion pages and examines the evaluation of online communication protocols in one graduate class. The study begins by describing the theories and grounding literature that guided the development of the online discussion site. The study also describes the process used to develop the online…

Bray, Marty

420

Pretesting Web SitesA Comparison between the Plus-Minus Method and the Think-Aloud Method for the World Wide Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares two methods of pretesting—the plus-minus method and the think-aloud method—with respect to their suitability for evaluating sites on the World Wide Web. These methods are often used for pretesting printed texts, but how appropriate are they for evaluating Web sites? The study compares the two methods with respect to the number of problems they detected, the nature

MATTHIJS SIENOT

1997-01-01

421

Accessibility compliance rates of consumer-oriented Canadian health care Web sites.  

PubMed

Vast amounts of consumer-based health care information are widely available on the World Wide Web. However, for some this material is inaccessible due to reliance on specialized computer equipment or software known as assistive technology. These tools, designed for people with sensory, physical, or learning disabilities, act as a median to interpret Web pages in accessible ways. Unfortunately, many websites, including those with health-related content are not designed to accommodate this equipment. No research has yet been published examining the extent of this problem in Canadian consumer-oriented health care sites. The purpose of this study was to investigate the percentage of accessible consumer-based health care websites of Canadian origin. A listing of such sites was randomly sampled for study inclusion. Each was assessed for accessibility based on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 using the validation software Bobby. The results indicated that only about 40% of pages investigated were free of errors in accordance with WCAG 1.0 Priority 1 level. Websites should be constructed in compliance with these standards to better accommodate those using assistive devices. PMID:16531355

O'Grady, Laura

2005-12-01

422

TRAC ATF Web Site: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Burnham, David.; Long, Susan.

423

77 FR 33000 - Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Resources for NIC's Web Site on Data Collection and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2012-06-04

424

A User-centered Model for Web Site Design : Needs Assessment, User Interface Design, and Rapid Prototyping  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the Internet continues to grow as a delivery medium for health information, the design of effective Web sites becomes increasingly important. In this paper, the authors provide an overview of one effective model for Web site design, a user-centered process that includes techniques for needs assessment, goal\\/task analysis, user interface design, and rapid prototyping. They detail how this approach

Mable B Kinzie; Wendy F Cohn; Marti F Julian; William A Knaus

2002-01-01

425

Internet Food Marketing Strategies Aimed at Children and Adolescents: A Content Analysis of Food and Beverage Brand Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Americans are spending an increasing amount of time using “new media” like the Internet. There has been little research examining food and beverage Web sites’ content and marketing practices, especially those that attract children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of food- and beverage-brand Web sites and the marketing techniques and advertising strategies

Kristi Weber; Mary Story; Lisa Harnack

2006-01-01

426

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).

427

Evaluation of Norwegian cancer hospitals' Web sites and explorative survey among cancer patients on their use of the Internet  

PubMed Central

Background Hospital homepages should provide comprehensive information on the hospital's services, such as departments and treatments available, prices, waiting time, leisure facilities, and other information important for patients and their relatives. Norway, with its population of approximately 4.3 million, ranks among the top countries globally for its ability to absorb and use technology. It is unclear to what degree Norwegian hospitals and patients use the Internet for information about health services. Objectives This study was undertaken to evaluate the quality of the biggest Norwegian cancer hospitals' Web sites and to gather some preliminary data on patients' use of the Internet. Methods In January 2001, we analyzed Web sites of 5 of the 7 biggest Norwegian hospitals treating cancer patients using a scoring system. The scoring instrument was based on recommendations developed by the Norwegian Central Information Service for Web sites and reflects the scope and depth of service information offered on hospital Web pages. In addition, 31 cancer patients visiting one hospital-based medical oncologist were surveyed about their use of the Internet. Results Of the 7 hospitals, 5 had a Web site. The Web sites differed markedly in quality. Types of information included - and number of Web sites that included each type of information - were, for example: search option, 1; interpreter service, 2; date of last update, 2; postal address, phone number, and e-mail service, 3; information in English, 2. None of the Web sites included information on waiting time or prices. Of the 31 patients surveyed, 12 had personal experience using the Internet and 4 had searched for medical information. The Internet users were significantly younger (mean age 47.8 years, range 28.4-66.8 years) than the nonusers (mean age 61.8 years, range 33.1-90.0 years) ( P= 0.007). Conclusions The hospitals' Web sites offer cancer patients and relatives useful information, but the Web sites were not impressive.

2001-01-01

428

The NORM technology connection web site : streamlined access to NORM-related service company and regulatory information.  

SciTech Connect

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.

Smith, K. P.; Richmond, P.; LePoire, D. J.; Arnish, J. J.; Johnson, R.

2000-11-08

429

Customer Relationship Management for the Web-Access Challenged: Inaccessibility of the Fortune 100 Business Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Companies employ the World Wide Web (Web) to gather and disseminate information to and from actual and potential customers and increasingly for end- consumer business transactions through Electronic Commerce (EC). Online barriers limit or eliminate Web accessibility for many potential customers with access challenges. It is difficult to establish, develop and manage relationships with potential customers if they cannot access

2002-01-01

430

Spanish Language Version of the "Windows to the Universe" Earth and Space Science Education Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Windows to the Universe" is a web site that provides over 6,000 pages of content on a broad range of Earth science and space science topics to K-12 students and teachers and to the general public. The entire site is being translated into Spanish (see http://www.windows.ucar.edu/spanish); approximately 1,000 pages have been translated and are currently available online. The site also includes write-ups of more than 80 hands-on classroom activities, about 20 of which have been translated into Spanish to date. Windows to the Universe was first offered to students and educators in 1995; the first Spanish language versions of pages were posted online in late 2003. This presentation will describe our efforts to date to make science education materials available to Spanish-speaking and bilingual students, educators, and the general public. It will cover our outreach efforts through the web, television and other traditional media outlets, presentations at science teachers' conferences, local schools, and other channels. Statistics describing usage of the Spanish language sections of the web site indicate that our efforts to reach Spanish-speaking learners are succeeding. As of early September 2004, the monthly averages for traffic to the Spanish language pages of the site are around 112,000 visitors, 120,000 sessions, and 349,000 pages viewed. These values account for 25%, 24%, and 16% of the total traffic to the entire (English and Spanish combined) site, respectively. Since a significant fraction of the English-language portion of the site still remains to be translated, and since approximately 13% of the population of the United States is of Hispanic origin, these numbers represent a remarkable success in terms of disseminating science education materials to Spanish-speaking students and teachers.

Johnson, R. M.; Lagrave, M.; Araujo-Pradere, E. A.; Russell, R.; Gardiner, L.; Bergman, J.; Genyuk, J.; Henderson, S.; Dimarco, M.

2004-12-01

431

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.

1994-01-01

432

Stability and Hopf bifurcation in a delayed competitive web sites model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The delayed differential equations modeling competitive web sites, based on the Lotka Volterra competition equations, are considered. Firstly, the linear stability is investigated. It is found that there is a stability switch for time delay, and Hopf bifurcation occurs when time delay crosses through a critical value. Then the direction and stability of the bifurcated periodic solutions are determined, using the normal form theory and the center manifold reduction. Finally, some numerical simulations are carried out to illustrate the results found.

Xiao, Min; Cao, Jinde

2006-04-01

433

Application of a Web-Based Tailored Health Risk Assessment in a WorkSite Population  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents an examination of the feasibility of implementing a Web-based tailored health risk assessment (HRA) as part of a University-based work-site health promotion program. Although the effectiveness of tailoring has been well established in the research literature, tailoring health messages for the purposes of health promotion and behavior change is only now starting to be used and evaluated

Joan E. Cowdery; L. Suzanne Suggs; Shandowyn Parker

2007-01-01

434

75 FR 34925 - Posting of Flight Delay Data on Web Sites  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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......

2010-06-21

435

Rough sets and its application in evaluating security problems of E-government affairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The security of a e-government affairs is very important for the e-government affairs. The uncertainty plays very important role in making the e-government affairs run normally. Using rough set (RS), the uncertain information is mined and much more information about the e-government affairs is understood in detail. Therefore, it is a good tool to treat the uncertain information. In the

Qu Zhiming

2009-01-01

436

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

...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...

2012-10-01

437

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

...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...

2010-10-01

438

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

...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...

2011-10-01

439

Learning to Design and Implement Educational Web Sites within Pre-Service Training: a Project-Based Learning Environment and its Impact on Student Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a project-based learning (PBL) environment targeted towards introducing student teachers to the design and development of educational web sites. The participants were 46 student teachers who constructed 16 web sites for primary school. A survey of their views, before and after the projects, and an evaluation of the web sites

Papastergiou, Marina

2005-01-01

440

Learning to Design and Implement Educational Web Sites within Pre-Service Training: A Project-Based Learning Environment and Its Impact on Student Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a project-based learning (PBL) environment targeted towards introducing student teachers to the design and development of educational web sites. The participants were 46 student teachers who constructed 16 web sites for primary school. A survey of their views, before and after the projects, and an evaluation of the web sites

Papastergiou, Marina

2005-01-01

441

EG model of Haitai: A new method of promoting the development of national e-government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the actual situations of e-government in China, this paper focused on the bottlenecks in the process of e-government construction and improvement. To explore a low-cost and high-yield e-government model, Haitai digital EG Model was initially proposed in this paper on the basis of \\

Shi-cong Hong; Jiang Shen; Hai-yan Yu

2011-01-01

442

Citizen Trust Development for E-Government Adoption: Case of Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

Though nations across the world are realizing the importance of e-Government, its successful adoption and acceptance by citizens still remains an elusive phenomenon. Citizen trust on e- Government, which appears to be a major contributor for e-Government adoption and acceptance, has not been fully explored by researchers and governments. In this study, we use the theoretical lens of 'citizen trust'

Shirish C. Srivastava; Thompson S. H. Teo

443

Usability Testing for e-Resource Discovery: How Students Find and Choose e-Resources Using Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early 2010, library staff at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio designed and conducted a usability study of key parts of the library web site, focusing on the web pages generated by the library's electronic resources management system (ERM) that list and describe the library's databases. The goal was to discover how users find and…

Fry, Amy; Rich, Linda

2011-01-01

444

Multi-Sensor Hurricane Web Site Featuring Ultra Hi-Res QuikSCAT Wind Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Different spaceborne sensors enable different, potentially novel analyses of hurricanes. Scatterometer data augment traditional satellite images of clouds by providing direct measurements of surface winds to compare with observed cloud patterns, better determining a hurricane's location, direction, structure, and strength. Sea surface temperature data illuminate both the preconditions and the effects of hurricanes along their tracks. To further multi-sensor studies of hurricanes, PO.DAAC offers the web page http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/hurricanes, which features - easy access to hurricane-specific data for multiple sensors - near-real-time and historical hurricane data - visualized storm tracks with data hits located by time The primary sensor for this web page is QuikSCAT. In near-real-time, ultra-high resolution wind images (2.5 km/pixel speeds overlaid with 12.5 km directions) visualize the also available backscatter and merged geophysical data records. The web site also offers historical, more scientifically accurate images, backscatter, and wind vectors dating back to the beginning of the mission in 1999. Furthermore, the web page provides sea surface temperature data at 50km resolution from the AMSR-E instrument. Future plans include adding other radiometer data and sea surface height data from the Jason altimeter.

Chen, R.; Rodriguez, E.; Vazquez, J.; Rigor, E.; Poulsen, L.; Dunbar, S.; Long, D.; Kessling, M.; Callahan, P.; Liggett, P.

2006-12-01

445

Archive of the Web4Lib Electronic Discussion (DL SunSITE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web4Lib is a mailing list for World Wide Web based library managers. Issues discussed include Web resource selection as it relates to overall collection development, cataloging and metadata information as it relates to Web resources, and training of staff in use and creation of Web resources. Web4Lib is not a moderated list, but only subscribers may post messages.

1995-01-01

446

Tornadoes and Lightning and Floods, Oh My! Weather-Related Web Sites for K-12 Science Lessons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews 30 weather-related Web sites, including readability level, under the subjects of air pressure, bad meteorology, clouds, droughts, floods, hurricanes, lightning, seasons, temperature, thunderstorms, tornadoes, water cycle, weather instruments, weather on other planets, and wind. (LRW)

Matkins, Juanita Jo; Murphy, Denise

1999-01-01

447

Combination of Heterogeneous Criteria for the Automatic Detection of Ethical Principles on Health Web sites  

PubMed Central

The detection of ethical issues of web sites aims at selection of information helpful to the reader and is an important concern in medical informatics. Indeed, with the ever-increasing volume of online health information, coupled with its uneven reliability and quality, the public should be aware about the quality of information available online. In order to address this issue, we propose methods for the automatic detection of statements related to ethical principles such as those of the HONcode. For the detection of these statements, we combine two kinds of heterogeneous information: content-based categorizations and URL-based categorizations through application of the machine learning algorithms. Our objective is to observe the quality of categorization through URL’s for web pages where categorization through content has been proven to be not precise enough. The results obtained indicate that only some of the principles were better processed.

Gaudinat, Arnaud; Grabar, Natalia; Boyer, Celia

2007-01-01

448

A survey of motif finding Web tools for detecting binding site motifs in ChIP-Seq data  

PubMed Central

Abstract ChIP-Seq (chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing) has provided the advantage for finding motifs as ChIP-Seq experiments narrow down the motif finding to binding site locations. Recent motif finding tools facilitate the motif detection by providing user-friendly Web interface. In this work, we reviewed nine motif finding Web tools that are capable for detecting binding site motifs in ChIP-Seq data. We showed each motif finding Web tool has its own advantages for detecting motifs that other tools may not discover. We recommended the users to use multiple motif finding Web tools that implement different algorithms for obtaining significant motifs, overlapping resemble motifs, and non-overlapping motifs. Finally, we provided our suggestions for future development of motif finding Web tool that better assists researchers for finding motifs in ChIP-Seq data. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Prof. Sandor Pongor, Dr. Yuriy Gusev, and Dr. Shyam Prabhakar (nominated by Prof. Limsoon Wong).

2014-01-01

449

PBSword: a web server for searching similar protein-protein binding sites  

PubMed Central

PBSword is a web server designed for efficient and accurate comparisons and searches of geometrically similar protein–protein binding sites from a large-scale database. The basic idea of PBSword is that each protein binding site is first represented by a high-dimensional vector of ‘visual words’, which characterizes both the global and local shape features of the binding site. It then uses a scalable indexing technique to search for those binding sites whose visual words representations are similar to that of the query binding site. Our system is able to return ranked results of binding sites in short time from a database of 194?322 domain–domain binding sites. PBSword supports query by protein ID and by new structures uploaded by users. PBSword is a useful tool to investigate functional connections among proteins based on the local structures of binding site and has potential applications to protein–protein docking and drug discovery. The system is hosted at http://pbs.rnet.missouri.edu.

Pang, Bin; Kuang, Xingyan; Zhao, Nan; Korkin, Dmitry; Shyu, Chi-Ren

2012-01-01

450

STarMir: a web server for prediction of microRNA binding sites.  

PubMed

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

Rennie, William; Liu, Chaochun; Carmack, C Steven; Wolenc, Adam; Kanoria, Shaveta; Lu, Jun; Long, Dang; Ding, Ye

2014-07-01

451

The Wine Spectator: The Most Comprehensive Wine Web Site in the World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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).

1994-01-01

452

Tissue Engineering Stem Cells - An e-Governance Strategy  

PubMed Central

The rules of governance are changing. They are necessarily becoming more stringent as interventions offered to treat conditions carry unpredictable side effects, often associated with novel therapeutic vectors. The clinical relevance of this relates to the obligations of those involved in research, to ensure the best protection for subjects whilst encouraging the development of the field. Existing evidence supports the concept of e-Governance both in operational health research and more broadly in the strategic domain of policy formation. Building on the impact of the UK Comprehensive Research Network and recent EU Directives, it is now possible to focus on the issues of regulation for cell therapies in musculoskeletal science through the development of the Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMP) category of research products. This article reviews the framework that has borne this and the need for more detailed Virtual Research Integration and Collaboration (VRIC) systems to ensure regulatory compliance. Technology research and development plans must develop in close association between tissue engineering and treating clinicians. The scope of this strategy relates to the handling of human tissues the transport and storage of specimens in accordance with current EU directives and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) regulations.

Grange, Simon

2011-01-01

453

Developing a Web Site for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention in a Middle Income Country: A Pilot Study from Thailand  

PubMed Central

Abstract 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.

Viseskul, Nongkran; Srikantha, Wimonsiri; Fongkaew, Warunee; Surapagdee, Natthakarn; Grimes, Richard M.

2012-01-01

454

RS-WebPredictor: a server for predicting CYP-mediated sites of metabolism on drug-like molecules  

PubMed Central

Summary: Regioselectivity-WebPredictor (RS-WebPredictor) is a server that predicts isozyme-specific cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated sites of metabolism (SOMs) on drug-like molecules. Predictions may be made for the promiscuous 2C9, 2D6 and 3A4 CYP isozymes, as well as CYPs 1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C8, 2C19 and 2E1. RS-WebPredictor is the first freely accessible server that predicts the regioselectivity of the last six isozymes. Server execution time is fast, taking on average 2s to encode a submitted molecule and 1s to apply a given model, allowing for high-throughput use in lead optimization projects. Availability: RS-WebPredictor is accessible for free use at http://reccr.chem.rpi.edu/Software/RS-WebPredictor/ Contact: brenec@rpi.edu

Zaretzki, Jed; Bergeron, Charles; Huang, Tao-wei; Rydberg, Patrik; Swamidass, S. Joshua; Breneman, Curt M.

2013-01-01

455

Usability issues in developing a Web-based consumer health site.  

PubMed Central

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.

McCray, A. T.; Dorfman, E.; Ripple, A.; Ide, N. C.; Jha, M.; Katz, D. G.; Loane, R. F.; Tse, T.

2000-01-01

456

Sexpectations: Male College Students' Views about Displayed Sexual References on Females' Social Networking Web Sites  

PubMed Central

Study Objective Sexual reference display on a social networking web site (SNS) is associated with self-reported sexual intention; females are more likely to display sexually explicit content on SNSs. The purpose of this study was to investigate male college students' views towards sexual references displayed on publicly available SNSs by females. Design Focus groups Setting One large state university Participants Male college students age 18–23 Interventions All tape recorded data was fully transcribed, then discussed to determine thematic consensus. Main Outcome Measures A trained male facilitator asked participants about views on sexual references displayed on SNSs by female peers and showed examples of sexual references from female's SNS profiles to facilitate discussion. Results A total of 28 heterosexual male participants participated in 7 focus groups. Nearly all participants reported using Facebook to evaluate potential female partners. Three themes emerged from our data. First, participants reported that displays of sexual references on social networking web sites increased sexual expectations. Second, sexual reference display decreased interest in pursuing a dating relationship. Third, SNS data was acknowledged as imperfect but valuable. Conclusion Females who display sexual references on publicly available SNS profiles may be influencing potential partners' sexual expectations and dating intentions. Future research should examine females' motivations and beliefs about displaying such references, and educate women about the potential impact of these sexual displays.

Moreno, Megan A.; Swanson, Michael J.; Royer, Heather; Roberts, Linda J.

2011-01-01

457

Enacting inter-organizational e-government in the Mexican federal government  

Microsoft Academic Search

This poster will present the results of a research project that investigates inter-organizational e-government in the Mexican federal government. These are e-government initiatives that involve a high degree of collaboration among multiple government agencies and certain degree of information integration. Using the technology enactment framework and a multi-method approach, this study will develop and test models of how interorganizational e-government

José Ramón Gil-garcía; Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes

2006-01-01

458

Evaluating the progress of e-government development: A critical analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of e-government in most countries is still primarily aimed at developing electronic services that customers can access via the internet. This has been matched by the methods for monitoring e-government development, which fall far short of providing a true overall assessment. Such a narrow focus on e-government has led to a significant slowdown of development in most countries.

Mateja Kunstelj; Mirko Vintar

2004-01-01

459

E-GOVERNMENT IN THE ARABIAN GULF 1 : GOVERNMENT TRANSFORMATION VS. GOVERNMENT AUTOMATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

e-Government is a major policy issue that countries throughout the world are grappling with. Developing countries under the impetus of world policy bodies are trying to get onto the e-government bandwagon the correct way. However and though they will usually stake claims to developing a citizen-centric e-government, in reality their principal aim is to develop a transactional form of government,

Sahraoui Sofiane

2005-01-01

460

A research on China's e-government strategy in view of administrative cost control  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-government is the production of network technology during the information age, taking up a significant role in the national informative construction. Laying emphasis on the construction and development of e-government has become an inevitable choice for various countries to enhance government efficiency and to improve government competitiveness. E-government, the construction of which causes huge costs of funds and involves extensive

Zheng Xiao-dong

2010-01-01

461

SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE FOR E-GOVERNMENT BASED ON THE GEOSPATIAL SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spatial data infrastructure is the main data base of e-government, and provides spatial data even the geospatial services guarantee for e-government decision support. The traditional spatial data infrastructure can meet e-government for spatial data visualization and query browsing needs, but the complex spatial analysis demand of disaster assessment and other professional services, spatial data infrastructure reflected inadequate. After analyzing the

Jianbo Zhang; Jiping Liu; Bei Wang

2010-01-01

462

Research on e-Government evaluation model based on the principal component analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few years, the area of electronic government (e-Government) has received increasing prominence and attention;\\u000a people are interacting with e-Government systems to an ever greater extent. It is therefore important to measure the development\\u000a of e-Government. Adopting principal component analysis (PCA), this study presents, validates and updates an evaluation model\\u000a with 5 dimensions based on Socio-Technical model and

Siqing ShanLi; Li Wang; Jing Wang; Yi Hao; Fan Hua

2011-01-01

463

A Study on the Evaluation Model for Development of Local eGovernment in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few years, the area of electronic government (eGovernment) has received increased prominence and attention; people are increasingly interacting with e-Government systems. It is therefore important to measure the development of eGovernment. This study via principal component analysis (PCA) from the local perspective presents, validates and updates an evaluation model with 5 dimensions, which captures the multidimensional and

Siqing Shan; Jing Wang

2009-01-01

464

Why are Some e-Government Programs More Successful than Others. The Relevance of Performance Evaluations to Regional e-Government Preparations in Indonesia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There are many obstacles local or national governments may encounter along the e-government path. And to know how far you have traveled along the path you need performance evaluation-the milestone markers. Because using information communications technolo...

I. F. Sulaiman

2003-01-01

465

Privacy and health in the information age: a content analysis of health web site privacy policy statements.  

PubMed

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

Rains, Stephen A; Bosch, Leslie A

2009-07-01

466

PredictRegulon: a web server for the prediction of the regulatory protein binding sites and operons in prokaryote genomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

An interactive web server is developed for predicting the potential binding sites and itstargetoperons for a given regulatory protein in prokaryotic genomes. The program allows users to submit known or experimen- tally determined binding sites of a regulatory protein as ungapped multiple sequence alignments. It ana- lyses the upstream regions of all genes in a user- selectedprokaryotegenomeandreturnsthepotential bindingsitesalongwiththedownstreamco-regulated genes (operons).

Sailu Yellaboina; Jayashree Seshadri; M. Senthil Kumar; Akash Ranjan

2004-01-01

467

User-Centered Design of a Web Site for Library and Information Science Students: Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the life cycle of a library Web site created with a user-centered design process to serve a graduate school of library and information science (LIS). Findings based on a heuristic evaluation and usability study were applied in an iterative redesign of the site to better serve the needs of this special academic library population. Recommendations for design

Laura Manzari; Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen

468

A Framework and a Language for Usability Automatic Evaluation of Web Sites by Static Analysis of HTML Source Code  

Microsoft Academic Search

Usability guidelines are supposed to help web designers to design usable sites. Unfortunately, studies carried out that applying these guidelines by designers is difficult, essentially because of the way of structuring or formulating them. One possible way to help designers in their task is to provide them with tools that evaluate the designed site (during or after design) and alerts

Abdo Beirekdar; Jean Vanderdonckt; Monique Noirhomme-fraiture

2002-01-01

469

Integrating WWW Technology into Classroom Teaching: College Students' Perceptions of Course Web Sites as an Instructional Resource.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined college students' perceptions of course Web sites as an instructional resource for classroom-based courses. The focus was on identifying functions on the sites that students perceived as supporting and fostering their learning experiences. Subjects were 142 students responding to a 60-item questionnaire and open-ended…

El-Tigi, Manal Aziz-El-Din

470

Are Business-Oriented Social Networking Web Sites Useful Resources for Locating Passive Jobseekers? Results of a Recent Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assumption that members of business-oriented social networking Web sites are passive jobseekers has never been validated. The purpose of this study is to examine the accuracy of this assumption. The study concludes that this claim is questionable and that the majority of members registered at one major site, and possibly others, are currently…

DeKay, Sam

2009-01-01

471

FACT-MNG: tumor site specific web-based outcome instrument for meningioma patients  

PubMed Central

To formulate Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Meningioma (FACT-MNG), a web-based tumor site-specific outcome instrument for assessing intracranial meningioma patients following surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery. We surveyed the relevant literature available on intracranial meningioma surgery and subsequent outcomes (38 papers), making note of which, if any, QOL/outcome instruments were utilized. None of the surgveyed papers included QOL assessment specific to tumor site. We subsequently developed questions that were relevant to the signs and symptoms that characterize each of 11 intracranial meningioma sites, and incorporated them into a modified combination of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (FACT-BR) and SF36 outcome instruments, thereby creating a new tumor site-specific outcome instrument, FACT-MNG. With outcomes analysis of surgical and radiosurgical treatments becoming more important, measures of the adequacy and success of treatment are needed. FACT-MNG represents a first effort to formalize such an instrument for meningioma patients. Questions specific to tumor site will allow surgeons to better assess specific quality of life issues not addressed in the past by more general questionnaires.

Zlotnick, D.; Kalkanis, S. N.; Quinones-Hinojosa, A.; Chung, K.; Linskey, M. E.; Jensen, R. L.; DeMonte, F.; Barker, F. G.; Racine, C. A.; Berger, M. S.; Black, P. M.; Cusimano, M.; Sekhar, L. N.; Parsa, A.; Aghi, M.

2010-01-01

472

Role-Based and Service-Oriented Security Management in the E-Government Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper proposes a role-based and service-oriented security management framework suitable for the e-government operating environment. Based on user roles and functional classes of e-government services, security threats and vulnerabilities related to e-government systems and applications are identified. In the mean time, security requirements as well as appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting and recovering from security attacks are specified. Also provided are suggestions and guidelines for planning and controlling e-government security policies.

Yu, Chien-Chih

473

Improving the snow physics of WEB-DHM and its point evaluation at two SnowMIP alpine sites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The snow physics of a distributed biosphere hydrological model, referred to as the Water and Energy Budget based Distributed Hydrological Model (WEB-DHM) is improved by incorporating the three-layer physically based energy balance snowmelt model of Simplified Simple Biosphere 3 (SSiB3) and the Biosphere-Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) albedo scheme. WEB-DHM with improved snow physics (WEB-DHM-S) can simulate the variability of snow density, snow depth and snow water equivalent, liquid water and ice content in each layer, prognostic snow albedo, diurnal variation in snow surface temperature, thermal heat due to conduction and liquid water retention. The performance of WEB-DHM-S is evaluated at two alpine sites of the Snow Model Intercomparison Project with different climate characteristics: Col de Porte in France and Weissfluhjoch in Switzerland. The simulation results of the snow depth, snow water equivalent, surface temperature, snow albedo and snowmelt runoff reveal that WEB-DHM-S is capable of simulating the internal snow process better than the original WEB-DHM, with the root mean square error and bias error being remarkably reduced. Although WEB-DHM-S is only evaluated at a point scale for the simulation of snow processes, this study provides a benchmark for the application of WEB-DHM-S in cold regions in the assessment of the basin-scale snow water equivalent and seasonal discharge simulation for water resources management.

Shrestha, M.; Wang, L.; Koike, T.; Xue, Y.; Hirabayashi, Y.

2010-06-01

474

A user-centered model for web site design: needs assessment, user interface design, and rapid prototyping.  

PubMed

As the Internet continues to grow as a delivery medium for health information, the design of effective Web sites becomes increasingly important. In this paper, the authors provide an overview of one effective model for Web site design, a user-centered process that includes techniques for needs assessment, goal/task analysis, user interface design, and rapid prototyping. They detail how this approach was employed to design a family health history Web site, Health Heritage . This Web site helps patients record and maintain their family health histories in a secure, confidential manner. It also supports primary care physicians through analysis of health histories, identification of potential risks, and provision of health care recommendations. Visual examples of the design process are provided to show how the use of this model resulted in an easy-to-use Web site that is likely to meet user needs. The model is effective across diverse content arenas and is appropriate for applications in varied media. PMID:12087113

Kinzie, Mable B; Cohn, Wendy F; Julian, Marti F; Knaus, William A

2002-01-01

475

SiteHelper: A Localized Agent That Helps Incremental Exploration of the World Wide Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Wide Web (the Web for short) is rapidly becoming an information flood as it continues to grow exponentially. This causes difficulty for users to find relevant pieces of information on the Web. Search engines and robots (spiders) are two popular techniques developed to address this problem. Search engines are indexing facilities over searchable databases. As the Web continues

Daniel Siaw Weng Ngu; Xindong Wu

1997-01-01

476

Extending the CISN Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) Web Site into the CISN EEW Testing Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a part of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) earthquake early warning (EEW) algorithm development, funded through USGS NEHRP, we have developed the CISN EEW web site to collect the results of multiple EEW algorithms and to display these results in a comparative manner (www.scec.org/eew). During the last year, the CISN EEW algorithm development group defined a set of EEW algorithm evaluation tests (termed performance summaries). These compare EEW algorithm reports (generated by the real-time or near real-time EEW algorithms) against seismicity data in the ANSS catalog and observed ground motion information available through the SCEC Data Center (SCECDC) and the Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC). To automatically generate the performance summaries, a software development group at SCEC has integrated elements of the SCEC Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP) Testing Center into the CISN EEW web site. This has helped establish a CISN EEW Testing Center with capabilities similar to the CSEP Testing Center. After the integration of the CSEP software, the CISN EEW testing center now automatically creates EEW performance summaries and posts them on the CISN EEW web site each day. By leveraging the capabilities of the CSEP Testing Center, the CISN EEW Testing Center has been able to implement several of the testing concepts originally developed on CSEP. These concepts include the following: (a) earthquake, or ground motion, forecasts are reported in standardized data formats, (b) commonly-agreed upon performance evaluation reports are used for all algorithms, (c) observed data is retrieved from 'authorized' data sources and the same observed data is used to evaluate all algorithms, (d) only forecasts and observed data for a specific testing region are considered, and (e) the testing center saves information indicating how results were produced. We present an overview of the CISN EEW Testing Center including the scientific design goals for the system, and a description of the system's current capabilities. We describe the performance summaries specified by the CISN EEW algorithm development group, and how the current CISN EEW Testing Center produces those summaries using the automated testing capabilities from the CSEP software framework.

Zeleznik, M.; Maechling, P. J.; Liukis, M.; Callaghan, S.; Jordan, T. H.

2008-12-01

477

Effects of organizational scheme and labeling on task performance in product-centered and user-centered retail Web sites.  

PubMed

As companies increase the quantity of information they provide through their Web sites, it is critical that content is structured with an appropriate architecture. However, resource constraints often limit the ability of companies to apply all Web design principles completely. This study quantifies the effects of two major information architecture principles in a controlled study that isolates the incremental effects of organizational scheme and labeling on user performance and satisfaction. Sixty participants with a wide range of Internet and on-line shopping experience were recruited to complete a series of shopping tasks on a prototype retail shopping Web site. User-centered labels provided a significant benefit in performance and satisfaction over labels obtained through company-centered methods. User-centered organization did not result in improved performance except when the label quality was poor. Significant interactions suggest specific guidelines for allocating resources in Web site design. Applications of this research include the design of Web sites for any commercial application, particularly E-commerce. PMID:15151158

Resnick, Marc L; Sanchez, Julian

2004-01-01

478

Web-Service-Based Design for Rural Industry by the Local e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

In developed countries, technical service system is a basic national policy of the government. As China's economic and social progress, government's service capability is more strengthen, a variety of departments provide related services for the trade or industry. The MVC design model is composed of Data layer, Page layer and Control layer. Through the example of e-service application system for

Hongyan Wang; Quanyin Zhu; Jianchun Shen; Suqun Cao

2010-01-01

479

Building a culturally-competent corporate web site: an exploratory study of cultural markers in multilingual web design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The localization of transnational corporate websites requires a strategy for designing usable web interfaces that can be easily accessed and understood by international audiences. With a discussion of a pilot study of cultural markers in two multilingual websites, this paper explores how we might accomplish website localization more effectively by defining criteria, searching for efficient and effective strategies and techniques,

Huatong Sun

2001-01-01

480

Evolution of web site design: implications for medical education on the Internet.  

PubMed

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

Chu, L F; Chan, B K

1998-09-01

481

Innovation in e-Government Initiatives: New Website Service Interfaces and Market Creation - The Taiwan Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The beauty of e-government initiatives goes well beyond enhancing the access to and delivery of government information and services to citizens and businesses by leveraging information technology, particularly the Internet. The Internet enables genuine service innovation in the e-government context. New Website interfaces, facilitated by Website structures which represent the relevant internal delivery systems and organizational arrangements, create new market

Jorden Wen; Lihung Cheng

2007-01-01

482

The new public management, e-government and the notion of 'public value': lessons from Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-government has increasingly become one of the keys government's interests. This paper discusses e- government within the context of governmental reforms heavily influenced by the New Public Management (NPM). The general vision of NPM supposes that the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) will enhance efficiency, policy effectiveness and democratic values (OCDE 2003). Based on the concept of 'public

Carla M. Bonin; Antonio Cordell

2008-01-01

483

E-Government Grid System Based on Multi-agent for Interoperability  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present e-government grid system to provide the seamless services to the public. The main goal of e-government systems is to promote the accessibility of government's information created by the various processing among the public sectors. The needs of sharing data and processes from the legacy systems are currently increased. However, it is difficult to convert the

Youn-Gyou Kook; Joon Lee; Jae-Soo Kim

2009-01-01

484

E-Governance, corruption and public service delivery: A comparative study of Fiji and Ethiopia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many developing countries are now realizing the need for e-Governance in order to provide customer-focused, cost effective, and easy to use services for citizens and businesses and to improve the internal workings of government. Fiji and Ethiopia are two such countries where, in spite of political instability and other governance related problems, e- Governance initiatives are in progress. This study,

R D Pathak; Gurmeet Singh; Rakesh Belwal

485

ICT, Innovation and Public Management: Governance, Models & Alternatives for E-Government Infrastructures  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-government and related Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are commonly understood to provide a great opportunity to innovate the business of government by fostering efficiency and reforming public management. This paper argues that the main approaches and methodologies used for the development of e- government applications, services and infrastructure overlook the potential to provide innovative mechanisms for the reshaping of

Diego D. Navarra; Tony Cornford

2005-01-01

486

The State and Democracy After New Public Management: Exploring Alternative Models of E-Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers the evolving role of information and communication technology within the modern liberal state. Most of the literature focuses on e-government projects, usually seen as opportunities to innovate the business processes of government in close alignment with ideas drawn from New Public Management (NPM). This article argues that the adoption of such a view of e-government overlooks the

Diego D. Navarra; Tony Cornford

2012-01-01

487

The Development of an Evaluation Framework for eGovernment Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a positioning paper which outlines a proposal for engaging in the evaluation of eGovernment systems. The primary purpose of our proposed research is to develop, apply, test, and disseminate an evaluation framework which can support continuous, adaptable, and reflective evaluation of eGovernment systems. The theoretical bases for the methodology will be the Information Systems (IS), Soft Systems

A. Kor

2006-01-01

488

Application and research on ontology in e-Government workflow model  

Microsoft Academic Search

e-Government, in which the workflow technology occupies the essential position, plays a leading role in the information construction of Chinese governmental affairs. However, the workflow system which is widely used currently mainly relies on workflow parameters and the process of how the workflow can be practiced. The paper puts forward and constructs an e-Government model on the basis of ontology,

Liquan Han; Ming Li

2010-01-01

489

Design and Application of GIS Software Platform Integrating with DSS Oriented to E-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both Geographic Information System (GIS) and decision support system (DSS) are playing an important part in government affairs management or electronic government (E-government). But GIS and DSS are usually independently working the interactive relation between them is unsubstantial, so that application of E-government to GIS is inconvenient and inefficient. This paper puts forward a new idea for designing software platform

Liang Wang; Bin Li

2008-01-01

490

A conceptual ontology for e-government monitoring of development projects in Sub Saharan Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of developed countries employ ontology in e-government projects. On the other hand, E-government is gaining more and more acceptance in Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries. However, little work is done in building knowledge base ontologies guaranteeing the integration, maintainability, interoperability and sustainability of applications. In this paper, we present a case study of constructing ontology in support of

J. V. F. Dombeu; FONOU DOMBEU; Andries Potgieter Boulevard

2010-01-01

491

The Importance of Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Testing in the User Interface Design for a Family Health History Web Site  

PubMed Central

In order to develop the most effective health information web sites or instructional materials for physicians and consumers, designers frequently use a suite of best design practices, including Needs Assessment, Goal Analysis, User Interface Principles, and Rapid Prototyping. These best practices are not enough, however. If designers want to ensure the best possible product, they must also subject their products to Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Testing. A Web site designed to collect and evaluate family health history will be used to illustrate these principles.

Kinzie, Mable; Cohn, Wendy; Knaus, William

2001-01-01

492

Enhancing nutrition education through faculty development: from workshops to Web sites.  

PubMed

Faculty resistance to changing medical school curricula is a major barrier to overcome in the effort to expand nutrition education. With clinical clerkships becoming more decentralized and basic science courses utilizing more small group teaching, the problem of reform is compounded by the increasing numbers of a more dispersed teaching faculty. A faculty development program was designed to complement a thematic approach to the inclusion of nutrition in a 4-y curriculum. The program offers workshops to help faculty learn how to teach in new settings while acquiring new knowledge about nutrition. Additionally, a themes Web site offers a window that faculty may use to review current nutrition content, to plan their teaching agendas, and to continually reassess where nutrition fits in the curriculum. PMID:10966916

Armstrong, E G; Koffman, R G

2000-09-01

493

Evaluation about the Performance of E-Government Based on Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set  

PubMed Central

The evaluation is an important approach to promote the development of the E-Government. Since the rapid development of E-Government in the world, the E-Government performance evaluation has become a hot issue in the academia. In this paper, we develop a new evaluation method for the development of the E-Government based on the interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy set which is a powerful technique in expressing the uncertainty of the real situation. First, we extend the geometric Heronian mean (GHM) operator to interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy environment and proposed the interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy GHM (IIFGHM) operator. Then, we investigate the relationships between the IIFGHM operator and some existing ones, such as generalized interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy HM (GIIFHM) and interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy weighted Bonferoni mean operator. Furthermore, we validate the effectiveness of the proposed method using a real case about the E-Government evaluation in Hangzhou City, China.

Zhang, Shuai; Wang, Yan

2014-01-01

494

Internet food marketing strategies aimed at children and adolescents: a content analysis of food and beverage brand web sites.  

PubMed

Americans are spending an increasing amount of time using "new media" like the Internet. There has been little research examining food and beverage Web sites' content and marketing practices, especially those that attract children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of food- and beverage-brand Web sites and the marketing techniques and advertising strategies present on these sites. The top five brands in eight food and beverage categories, 40 brands in total, were selected based on annual sales data from Brandweek magazine's annual "Superbrands" report. Data were collected using a standardized coding form. The results show a wide variety of Internet marketing techniques and advertising strategies targeting children and adolescents. "Advergaming" (games in which the advertised product is part of the game) was present on 63% of the Web sites. Half or more of the Web sites used cartoon characters (50%) or spokescharacters (55%), or had a specially designated children's area (58%) with a direct link from the homepage. With interactive media still in its developmental stage, there is a need to develop safeguards for children. Food and nutrition professionals need to advocate for responsible marketing techniques that will support the health of children. PMID:16963354

Weber, Kristi; Story, Mary; Harnack, Lisa

2006-09-01

495

Connecting to the Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists equipment necessary to get connected to the Web at home or at school and additional equipment needed to maintain a Web site and publish on the Internet. Provides short cuts and tips for maintaining a Web site. (PA)

Hensel, Jan

1997-01-01

496

Usability of AcceSS for Web Site Accessibility. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The standard display of web pages is inadequate for users who are visually impaired. Most visually impaired people obtain information from a web page in a linear fashion via a screen reader, whereas sighted users can immediately obtain a bird's-eye view of a web page's organization and content by quickly scanning the page. AcceSS (which stands for…

Hackett, Stephanie; Parmanto, Bambang

2006-01-01

497

Creating academic database-backed web sites with HTML, PHP and MySQL  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. Much of the contents of the web page displayed in the user's browser are taken from a database. The maintainer (or the secretary) create and modify data in the database rather than in the file with web-oriented code. 2. In the web page displayed to the user there may be links that call the same file that was originally

Esben Sloth Andersen

498

Improving the snow physics of WEB-DHM and its point evaluation at the SnowMIP sites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, the snow physics of a distributed biosphere hydrological model, referred to as the Water and Energy Budget based Distributed Hydrological Model (WEB-DHM) is significantly improved by incorporating the three-layer physically based energy balance snowmelt model of Simplified Simple Biosphere 3 (SSiB3) and the Biosphere-Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) albedo scheme. WEB-DHM with improved snow physics is hereafter termed WEB-DHM-S. Since the in-situ observations of spatially-distributed snow variables with high resolution are currently not available over large regions, the new distributed system (WEB-DHM-S) is at first rigorously tested with comprehensive point measurements. The stations used for evaluation comprise the four open sites of the Snow Model Intercomparison Project (SnowMIP) phase 1 with different climate characteristics (Col de Porte in France, Weissfluhjoch in Switzerland, Goose Bay in Canada and Sleepers River in USA) and one open/forest site of the SnowMIP phase 2 (Hitsujigaoka in Japan). The comparisons of the snow depth, snow water equivalent, surface temperature, snow albedo and snowmelt runoff at the SnowMIP1 sites reveal that WEB-DHM-S, in general, is capable of simulating the internal snow process better than the original WEB-DHM. Sensitivity tests (through incremental addition of model processes) are performed to illustrate the necessity of improvements over WEB-DHM and indicate that both the 3-layer snow module and the new albedo scheme are essential. The canopy effects on snow processes are studied at the Hitsujigaoka site of the SnowMIP2 showing that the snow holding capacity of the canopy plays a vital role in simulating the snow depth on ground. Through these point evaluations and sensitivity studies, WEB-DHM-S has demonstrated the potential to address basin-scale snow processes (e.g., the snowmelt runoff), since it inherits the distributed hydrological framework from the WEB-DHM (e.g., the slope-driven runoff generation with a grid-hillslope scheme, and the flow routing in the river network).

Shrestha, M.; Wang, L.; Koike, T.; Xue, Y.; Hirabayashi, Y.

2010-12-01

499

Toward complex academic Web-Sites Quality evaluation method (QEM) framework: quality requirements phase definition and specification  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the high dependability on web-based informat ion systems, a great effort had been introduced for inc reasing acceptability, and decreasing the complexity. Howev er, most of the defined product process model that leverage the effective development, and evaluation process model that prom ote the website quality assessment and improvement are not being accompanied by that sites growth. This

Aly I. ELdesouky; Hesham Arafat; Hazem Ramzey

2008-01-01

500

Marketing Medical Education: An Examination of Recruitment Web Sites for Traditional and Combined-Degree M.D. Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Internet has the potential to reshape college recruiting; however, little research has been done to see the impact of the Internet on marketing graduate programs, including medical schools. This paper explores the Web sites of 20 different medical schools, including traditional four-year and bachelor's-M.D. degree programs, to ascertain…

Schneider, Roberta L.

2004-01-01