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IT'S MY NEWS Too! ONLINE JOURNALISM AND DISCRIMINATORY ACCESS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL PERIODICAL PRESS GALLERY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite its three hundred year existence, the American newspaper is being devastated as the Internet becomes the go-to source for news. Despite the rise in Internetjournalism, the sharp increase in online readership, and the precipitous drop in the number of print newspapers, policymakers still have a dismissive attitude toward alternative news sources. Such attitudes must change. In particular, the government

Ryan B Witte

2010-01-01

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College News Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

College News Online is an international campus newswire and centralized information resource for college-bound students, current students, graduates, and others interested in higher education. The newswire indexes about 400 student-run and campus newspapers and maintains a news archive for the current year. The Campus Union section of College News Online provides information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange. The geographic Campus Index links users to college and university Websites throughout the US as well as to higher education institutions in over 110 different countries worldwide. Sociable visitors may share their burgeoning knowledge in the College Chat and Message Board sections.

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Online News Media Use And Political Tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between online news media use, selectivity in media content, and political tolerance. Tolerance develops as result of exposure to a diversity of ideas and perspectives, which the media provide. Online news use encourages and requires users to selectively expose and navigate through information based on personal choice. Online news permits individuals to choose information based

Jessi Mccabe

2010-01-01

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Media deregulation and the online news market  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preservation of a diverse news market has been one of the longstanding motivations behind media ownership limitations. Without the checks and balances provided by competition, owner interests may unduly influence the news. The vibrant online news community, which includes thousands of news sites representing a wide range of political viewpoints, has recently been cited as one of the reasons

R. Kelly Garrett

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Is Online News an Inferior Good? Examining the Economic Nature of Online News among Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. newspaper industry is transitioning from print to online, but users' response to online news has fallen short of expectations and thus raised questions about the economic viability of the new medium. This study explores the economic concept of “inferior goods” and its applicability to online news consumption. Analysis of Pew Research Center survey data shows that as income

Hsiang Iris Chyi; Mengchieh Jacie Yang

2009-01-01

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[Cardiology online: impact and pitfalls of Internet medical news].  

PubMed

Twenty years ago, the main sources for physicians seeking information on new procedures, drugs, or devices were meetings and medical journals. The dawn of the Internet radically transformed how news and information is delivered and absorbed, beginning with the launch of online journals back in the mid-1990s. A decade and a half later, physicians can learn about new innovations the moment they are made public, and they can get that news from their phones and tablets, their Twitter or Facebook accounts, or via their favorite blog or medical news web site. Along with the clear advantages of accessing new medical information any time of day comes the need for physicians to be aware of the pitfalls of online medical content and to have a heightened sense of responsibility when it comes to integrating information gleaned online into their medical practices. PMID:22322467

Wood, Shelley M; Topol, Eric J

2012-01-01

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Obesity Stigma in Online News: A Visual Content Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study conducted a content analysis to examine the types of images that accompany online news stories about obesity and to determine how obese people are portrayed in news photographs. Images were selected from news articles about obesity obtained from 5 major news Web sites, during a 2-week period in September of 2009. Images accompanying news stories about obesity (N = 549)

Chelsea A. Heuer; Kimberly J. McClure; Rebecca M. Puhl

2011-01-01

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Accessible Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The number of online courses offered at the postsecondary level is increasing at a rate greater than the increase in overall higher education enrollment, with approximately one of every four higher education students taking at least one course online (Allen and Seaman, 2009). In 2008, students with disabilities represented nearly 11% of all…

Case, D. Elizabeth; Davidson, Roseanna C.

2011-01-01

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Media Credibility Reconsidered: Synergy between On-Air and Online News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the combined effects of on-air and online network news exposure, placing student and adult news consumers in broadcast news, online news, and telewebbing conditions. Indicates that perceptions of network news credibility are affected by channel used. Offers evidence for the existence of a synergy effect between on-air and online news.…

Bucy, Erik P.

2003-01-01

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What's unusual in online disease outbreak news?  

PubMed Central

Background Accurate and timely detection of public health events of international concern is necessary to help support risk assessment and response and save lives. Novel event-based methods that use the World Wide Web as a signal source offer potential to extend health surveillance into areas where traditional indicator networks are lacking. In this paper we address the issue of systematically evaluating online health news to support automatic alerting using daily disease-country counts text mined from real world data using BioCaster. For 18 data sets produced by BioCaster, we compare 5 aberration detection algorithms (EARS C2, C3, W2, F-statistic and EWMA) for performance against expert moderated ProMED-mail postings. Results We report sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), mean alerts/100 days and F1, at 95% confidence interval (CI) for 287 ProMED-mail postings on 18 outbreaks across 14 countries over a 366 day period. Results indicate that W2 had the best F1 with a slight benefit for day of week effect over C2. In drill down analysis we indicate issues arising from the granular choice of country-level modeling, sudden drops in reporting due to day of week effects and reporting bias. Automatic alerting has been implemented in BioCaster available from http://born.nii.ac.jp. Conclusions Online health news alerts have the potential to enhance manual analytical methods by increasing throughput, timeliness and detection rates. Systematic evaluation of health news aberrations is necessary to push forward our understanding of the complex relationship between news report volumes and case numbers and to select the best performing features and algorithms.

2010-01-01

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Mining events and new name translations from online daily news  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a system for mining events and unseen name translations from online daily Web news. This system first automatically discovers bilingual events by analyzing the content of the news stories. The discovered event can be treated as comparable bilingual news and can be used for generating name candidates. A name matching algorithm is developed to discover new unseen name

Wai Lam; Pik-Shan Cheung; Ruizhang Huang

2004-01-01

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News from Online: More Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Absorption (one of three tools) (http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/Chem1A/solar/applets/absorption/ index.html).

Evaporative cooling in a Bose-Einstein condensation ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/bec.html). Let's start with the spectrum--the electromagnetic spectrum, of course. Go to the EMSpectrum Explorer at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/EMSpectrum /emspectrum.html. Not only do you get information about wavelength, frequency, and energy, but you also get a handy converter that will calculate frequency, wavelength, and energy when one value is entered. And there is more. For example, clicking on red light of 680 nanometers reveals that mitochondria, the power plants of cells, are about the same size as this wavelength, which is also used for photosynthesis. Interesting food for thought! From the EMSpectrum Explorer, go to the Light and Energy page at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/index.html for three Colors of Light Tools. The Color from Emission tool ( http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/emission/index.html) illustrates additive color by mixing differing amounts of Red, Blue, and Green light. Then look at the Color from Absorption tool at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/absorption/index.html. The image from the applet shows the white beam and three filters. Take out the blue, green, and red components by altering the scroll bars or text boxes. The third tool, Removing Color with a Single Filter from Colored Light at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/single/index.html, uses a single filter to take out various colors. Excellent for explaining the theory behind the operation of a basic spectrometer. The Light and Energy tools module, which received support from the National Science Foundation, has been developed under the direction of the ChemLinks Coalition--headed by Beloit College; and The ModularChem Consortium, MC2, headed by the University of California at Berkeley. The Project Director is Marco Molinaro from the University of California at Berkeley; the Project Manager is Susan Walden; Susan Ketchner and Leighanne McConnaughey are also members of the team for this excellent teaching site. For your information, all of the applets will soon be moving, along with the MC2 site, but the old addresses will still work. The next place to explore is Physics 2000 at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/introduction.html. The introductory graphic is a harbinger of good things to come: move the negatively charged particle and see the water molecule spin in response to the position of the charged particle. One goal of the Physics 2000 Educational Initiative is to make physics more accessible to students and people of all ages. Sounds like a good goal for all sciences! One of the first sections is called Einstein's Legacy. Here you can find spectral lines explained in terms of team colors for rival football squads ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/index.html). Choose from 20 elements to see characteristic emission spectra. The cartoon teachers and students help explain emission spectra. Great applets compare the Bohr atom and the Schrödinger model as well as emission and absorption ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/schroedinger.html). Einstein's Legacy has many topics: X-rays and CAT Scans, Electromagnetic Waves and Particles, the Quantum Atom, Microwave Ovens, Lasers, and TV & Laptop Screens. Several topics also have sections for the advanced student. One of those advanced sections is part of the second major section of Physics 2000: The Atomic Lab. Two topics are Interference Experiments and Bose-Einstein Condensate. An applet illustrating Laser Cooling is at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-09-01

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Internet privacy practices of news media and implications for online journalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

In light of increases in online privacy concerns, use of online news sites, and news site data mining, a content analysis of 405 news media websites assessed information collection strategies and related privacy practices which impact on the relationship of news sources and news users. Sites from four categories of media types (Daily News, Internet Media, Magazines, and Weeklies) were

Traci Hong; Margaret L. McLaughlin; Larry Pryor; Christopher E. Beaudoin; Paul Grabowicz

2005-01-01

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Mobile Access to the Físchlár-News Archive  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper, we describe how we support mobile access to Físchlár-News, a large-scale library of digitised news content,\\u000a which supports browsing and content-based retrieval of news stories. We discuss both the desktop and mobile interfaces to\\u000a Físchlár-News and contrast how the mobile interface implements a different interaction paradigm from the desktop interface,\\u000a which is based on constraints of designing

Cathal Gurrin; Alan F. Smeaton; Hyowon Lee; Kieran Mcdonald; Noel Murphy; Noel E. O'connor; Seán Marlow

2003-01-01

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Linking online news and social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of what is discussed in social media is inspired by events in the news and, vice versa, social media provide us with a handle on the impact of news events. We address the following linking task: given a news article, find social media utterances that implicitly reference it. We follow a three-step approach: we derive multiple query models from

Manos Tsagkias; Maarten de Rijke; Wouter Weerkamp

2011-01-01

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Linking Online News and Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of what is discussed in social media is inspired by events in the news and, vice versa, social media provide us with a handle on the impact of news events. We address the following linking task: given a news article, find social media utterances that implicitly reference it. We follow a three-step approach: we derive multiple query models from

Manos Tsagkias; Maarten de Rijke; Wouter Weerkamp

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Using Internet Audio to Enhance Online Accessibility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accessibility to online education programs is an important factor that requires continued research, improvement, and regulation. Particularly valuable in the enhancement of online accessibility is the Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) medium. VOIP compresses analog voice data and converts it into digital packets for transmission over the…

Schwartz, Linda Matula

2004-01-01

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Changing news: re-adjusting science studies to online newspapers.  

PubMed

With the newspapers' recent move to online reporting, traditional norms and practices of news reporting have changed to accommodate the new realities of online news writing. In particular, online news is much more fluid and prone to change in content than the traditional hard-copy newspapers--online newspaper articles often change over the course of the following days or even weeks as they respond to criticisms and new information becoming available. This poses a problem for social scientists who analyse newspaper coverage of science, health and risk topics, because it is no longer clear who has read and written what version, and what impact they potentially had on the national debates on these topics. In this note I want to briefly flag up this problem through two recent examples of U.K. national science stories and discuss the potential implications for PUS media research. PMID:22397084

Riesch, Hauke

2011-11-01

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Obesity stigma in online news: a visual content analysis.  

PubMed

This study conducted a content analysis to examine the types of images that accompany online news stories about obesity and to determine how obese people are portrayed in news photographs. Images were selected from news articles about obesity obtained from 5 major news Web sites, during a 2-week period in September of 2009. Images accompanying news stories about obesity (N = 549) were systematically coded. Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs, 65% were overweight/obese and 27% were nonoverweight. Overall, 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative, stigmatizing manner. Overweight/obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos, to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies, and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals. Overweight/obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed, wearing professional clothing, or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals. Obese individuals are frequently stigmatized in online news photographs; this phenomenon has important implications for public perceptions of obese persons and may reinforce pervasive prejudice and discrimination. PMID:21541876

Heuer, Chelsea A; McClure, Kimberly J; Puhl, Rebecca M

2011-06-01

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Online news media in the Web 2.0 era: from boundary dissolution to journalistic transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how online news media have changed as the Internet has moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Based on medium theory and boundary theory, online news media are conceptualized as being regulated by the “participatory open media code”. The code analysis attempts to examine the newly emerged form and structure of online news. In the new interactive

Alice Y. L. Lee

2012-01-01

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Online access to knowledge: System design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project Online Access to Knowledge (OAK) has developed a computer intermediary for selected users of the Department of Energy's (DOE) online information retrieval systems. Its purpose is to enable people who have little or no training or experience in bibliographic searching to conduct their own searches, without the assistance of a trained librarian. This permits the user to work

Charles T. Meadow; Barbara A. Cerny; Christine L. Borgman; Donald O. Case

1989-01-01

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HeadlineSpot.com: US Newspapers Online News Headlines, World News, Current Events  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The latest creation of StartSpot Mediaworks (see the October 6, 2000 _Scout Report) is a portal to thousands of online news resources. These are indexed by media type (headlines, newswires, newspapers, television, etc.), region, subject, and opinion sections. Links to the top news of the day and headlines are also offered on the main page, sorted by media type and subject, with a frequently updated collection of selected headlines in a right-hand column. In addition, users can also browse for news by city, state, and country via pull-down menus. Very comprehensive and certainly worth a look.

2001-01-01

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UQ News Online: News Releases Found: HyShot  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

HyShot is a program of the University of Queensland in Australia. Its purpose "is to achieve the world's first flight test of air-breathing supersonic ramjet engines." This technology could dramatically reduce the cost of space launches of small payloads. Several recent developments of the HyShot program are documented on this site, including a news story about a successful test launch on July 30, 2002, that achieved supersonic combustion. A photo gallery and a few videos show some highlights of the project, and another video gives an overview of the experiment.

1999-01-01

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Google news personalization: scalable online collaborative filtering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several approaches to collaborative filtering have been stud- ied but seldom have studies been reported for large (several million users and items) and dynamic (the underlying item set is continually changing) settings. In this paper we de- scribe our approach to collaborative filtering for generating personalized recommendations for users of Google News. We generate recommendations using three approaches: collabo- rative

Abhinandan S. Das; Mayur Datar; Ashutosh Garg; Shyamsundar Rajaram

2007-01-01

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PBS Online NewsHour: Predicting Earthquakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of scientific efforts to predict earthquakes, together with instructional materials. Includes interactive map of tectonic plates; facts, figures, and trivia about earthquakes; a Q-and-A with a scientist about quake prediction; and links to other NewsHour and PBS resources. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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PBS Online NewsHour: Pluto Debate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the decision to declassify Pluto as a planet, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan titled "Planet Categorization" and worksheet questions; timeline of Pluto news; and reports on the demotion of Pluto and its place in pop culture. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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Online access to knowledge: System design  

SciTech Connect

The project Online Access to Knowledge (OAK) has developed a computer intermediary for selected users of the Department of Energy's (DOE) online information retrieval systems. Its purpose is to enable people who have little or no training or experience in bibliographic searching to conduct their own searches, without the assistance of a trained librarian. This permits the user to work in both a place and time of their choosing. This report discusses the design and rationale for the system. OAK software consists of both a tutorial and an assistance program. A command language is not used, which obviates the need for a searcher to learn a formal query language. 20 refs.

Meadow, C.T. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)); Cerny, B.A. (Dept. of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN (USA)); Borgman, C.L., Case, D.O. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles (USA))

1989-03-01

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News from Online: What's New with Chime?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Chime plugin (pronounced like the bells) provides a simple route to presenting interactive molecular structures to students via the Internet or in classroom presentations. Small inorganic molecules, ionic structures, organic molecules and giant macromolecules can all be viewed in several formats including ball and stick and spacefilling. Extensive Chime resources on the Internet allow chemistry and biochemistry instructors to create their own Web pages or to use some of the many tutorials for students already online. This article describes about twenty Chime-based Web sites in three categories: Chime Resources, Materials for Student and Classroom Use, and Structure Databases. A list of links is provided.

Dorland, Liz

2002-07-01

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A knowledge visualization model for evaluating Internet news agencies on conflicting news  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advent of the Internet, the news agencies have published news on their websites for the internet readers. This improvement enables Internet readers to access news easily and also to gain information and knowledge in real time manner. Since there are many online news agencies and online newspapers, readers generally have difficulty to decide which newspaper or agency provides

I. T. Medeni; S. Peker; M. E. Uyar

2011-01-01

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Questionable Coverage: Canadian Online News Media And The Representation Of The Oil Sands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some of the most pressing environmental issues, such as climate change and global warming, have been discussed, examined and contested in online news media. However, little research has been completed on the reporting styles of Canadian media, and in particular, Canadian online news media’s coverage of the oil sands. This paper examines media content and discusses the concept of media

Josh Willard

2011-01-01

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Is the Internet Bad News? The Online News Era and the Market for High-Quality News  

Microsoft Academic Search

We review and model the impact of the internet on the production and uptake of high-quality news. Our review of trends in the market for news suggests three stylized facts: i) particular quality news markets are dominated by merely a few providers, ii) demand for quality news appears stable, but provision of news has become specialized; mainstream news is decoupled

Paul Frijters; Malathi Velamuriy

2010-01-01

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Engagement with News Content in Online Social Networks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports indicate that as the Internet is displacing traditional news sources, younger users continue to be disconnected from the news. Fortunately, the Internet provides new ways of sharing and discussing news stories with others through social networking sites such as Facebook, which may be important for engaging users in the news they read…

Oeldorf-Hirsch, Anne

2011-01-01

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Between Global and Local: The Glocalization of Online News Coverage on the Trans-regional Crisis of SARS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role online news sites play in global catastrophic crisis and attempts to find out what factors influence the glocalization mechanism of the online news coverage. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic was used as a case for investigation. Seventeen news sites in seven regions with varying degrees of press freedom and social impact caused by

Alice Y. L. Lee

2005-01-01

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Online detection of bursty events and their evolution in news streams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online monitoring of temporally-sequenced news streams for interesting patterns and trends has gained popularity in the last\\u000a decade. In this paper, we study a particular news stream monitoring task: timely detection of bursty events which have happened\\u000a recently and discovery of their evolutionary patterns along the timeline. Here, a news stream is represented as feature streams\\u000a of tens of thousands

Wei Chen; Chun Chen; Li-jun Zhang; Can Wang; Jia-jun Bu

2010-01-01

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Redundancy and Uniqueness of Subject Access Points in Online Catalogs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An analysis of 205 records in the OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC) found considerable duplication among subject access points provided by title, subject heading, and classification number fields. On average, only 4.12 unique access points were found per record. The results suggest that online catalogs might outperform card catalogs more in…

Xu, Hong; Lancaster, F. W.

1998-01-01

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African American News Websites: Publishers' Views, Perspectives and Experiences in Relation to the Social Construction of News, Online News and The Black Press  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to understand Black publishers views, perspectives and experiences as they relate to the social construction of news, online news and the Black Press. Recording the views, perspectives and experiences of Black publishers, in their own words, was one of the major outcomes desired from this research.\\u000aUsing non-structured standardized interviews as the primary methodology,

Akil Bakari II

2007-01-01

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Capturing the Semantics of Online News Sources for Business Intelligence Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a knowledge based approach to capture rich semantic representations from online news sources for business intelligence (BI) applications that know the representations of interest in advance. Our approach performs this task by generating phrases from these representations and matching these phrases against the news using a set of syntactic and semantic transformations. The representation that

Peter Z. Yeh; Alex Kass

2008-01-01

38

Online News Media and Advanced Learning: A Test of Cognitive Flexibility Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study looks at how audiences of online news media could benefit from an application of cognitive flexibility theory (CFT), a constructivist theory from the field of education psychology. CFT posits that when case examples from a complex, “ill-structured” knowledge area are interwoven with conceptual perspectives, individuals can better apply learning across diverse settings. Researchers propose that news stories on

Wilson Lowrey; Kyun Soo Kim

2009-01-01

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Strategy and Structure for Online News Production – Case Studies of CNN and NRK  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and\\u000a the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming at understanding of the implications of organizational\\u000a strategy on the role\\u000a of journalists, explains why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a multi-platform approach (distributing content on several platforms, such as television, online, mobile)

Arne H. Krumsvik

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Decoding the codes: A content analysis of the news coverage of genetic cloning by three online news sites and three national daily newspapers, 1996 through 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared news coverage of genetic cloning research in three online news sites (CNN.com, ABC.com, and MSNBC.com) and three national daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). The study involved the analysis of 230 online and print news articles concerning genetic cloning published from 1996 through 1998. Articles were examined with respect to formats,

Jon E. Hyde

2001-01-01

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Online risks obstructing safe internet access for students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overall insight into the factors which undermine safe internet access for students. Safer internet access for students is an issue raised during recent years as the web becomes increasingly more accessible to children. However, recent research studies and initiatives demonstrated a number of potential online risks for students. To

Fotis Lazarinis

2010-01-01

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The Symbiosis of News Coverage and Aggregate Online Search Behavior: Obama, Rumors, and Presidential Politics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a relatively new approach, this study examines the agenda-setting effects of television and newspaper coverage of a prominent rumor from the 2008 presidential election: the rumor that Barack Obama was secretly Muslim. In doing so, we look at the relationship between online information-seeking behavior and mass media news coverage, expecting online behavior, such as search, to be a function

Brian Southwell

2010-01-01

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Evaluating opportunities for expanded information access: a study of the accessibility of four online databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author presents the results of a survey conducted for the purpose of evaluating the accessibility of four proprietary Web-based online resources: EBSCOhost MasterFile Elite, Electric Library Plus, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, and The Oxford English Dictionary Online. The survey respondents were computer users who are blind or visually impaired and were already comfortable with using the World Wide Web. The

Jennifer Horwath

2002-01-01

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Open access publishing: free journals online  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth of Internet and digital technologies has changed the world of journal publishing and research. Many mainstream commercial serials have moved to the online publishing model, making available a vast range of electronic journal content. However, the publication of commercial serials in online format has not brought a decrease in subscription costs. Costs have risen, particularly for research and

Katie Wilson

2005-01-01

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Strategic Access: Government/Defense Online Databases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This overview of the available government and defense online databases divides them into the categories of research and development and market intelligence and describes the contents of each database. A listing of the online producers and providers, starting dates of files, and update frequency is provided. (CLB)|

Kline, Eileen

1987-01-01

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Headless, hungry, and unhealthy: a video content analysis of obese persons portrayed in online news.  

PubMed

The news media has substantial influence on public perceptions of social and health issues. This study conducted a video content analysis to examine portrayals of obese persons in online news reports about obesity. The authors downloaded online news videos about obesity (N = 371) from 5 major news websites and systematically coded visual portrayals of obese and nonobese adults and youth in these videos. The authors found that 65% of overweight/obese adults and 77% of overweight/obese youth were portrayed in a negative, stigmatizing manner across multiple obesity-related topics covered in online news videos. In particular, overweight/obese individuals were significantly more likely than were nonoverweight individuals to be portrayed as headless, with an unflattering emphasis on isolated body parts, from an unflattering rear view of their excess weight, eating unhealthy foods, engaging in sedentary behavior, and dressed in inappropriately fitting clothing. Nonoverweight individuals were significantly more likely to be portrayed positively. In conclusion, obese children and adults are frequently stigmatized in online news videos about obesity. These findings have important implications for public perceptions of obesity and obese persons and may reinforce negative societal weight bias. PMID:23421746

Puhl, Rebecca M; Peterson, Jamie Lee; DePierre, Jenny A; Luedicke, Joerg

2013-02-19

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“Out of the Mouths of Babes and Experts”: children's news and what it can teach us about news access and professional mediation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a participant observation study of the British children's news programme Newsround, this article explores how professional ideas of form and target audience condition and shape both the range of accessed news voices as well as the opportunities that these are granted on the news stage to elaborate their views, experiences and feelings. This case-study approach not only helps

Julian Matthews

2005-01-01

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PBS Online NewsHour: Science and Technology Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Archive of science and technology news coverage (1996 to present) from the PBS program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Stories on emerging research, space and other explorations, as well as the scientists behind the discoveries. Stories from 1998 onward available in audio and video as well as text.

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Multimedia Effects on Processing and Perception of Online News: A Study of Picture, Audio, and Video Downloads  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do multimedia enhancements affect how much individuals learn from online news websites? Do audio and video downloads generate positive impressions of the website in the minds of users? A five-condition, between-participants controlled experiment (N = 60) was designed to address these questions. Each study participant read three news stories from a news website created for the experiment; he or she

S. Shyam Sundar

2000-01-01

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Citation linking: improving access to online journals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most innovative online journals are maturing rapidly and distinctive new features are emerging. Foremost among these features is the hypertext link, popularised by the World Wide Web and which will form the basis of a new, highly integrated scholarly literature. Journal integration in this instance seeks to recognise, extend and exploit relationships at the level of journal content-the papers-while

Steve Hitchcock; Les Carr; Stephen Harris; Jessie Hey; Wendy Hall

1997-01-01

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Optimizing Convenient Online Access to Bibliographic Databases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses alternatives to the Boolean system that would enable users of online bibliographic databases--primarily those containing scientific and technical information--to obtain their required level of performance at lowest cost. Highlights include recall and precision factors (natural and controlled language, titles, abstracts, quorum function)…

Cleverdon, Cyril

1984-01-01

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Decoding the codes: A content analysis of the news coverage of genetic cloning by three online news sites and three national daily newspapers, 1996 through 1998  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compared news coverage of genetic cloning research in three online news sites (CNN.com, ABC.com, and MSNBC.com) and three national daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). The study involved the analysis of 230 online and print news articles concerning genetic cloning published from 1996 through 1998. Articles were examined with respect to formats, sources, focus, tone, and assessments about the impact of cloning research. Findings indicated that while print news formats remained relatively constant for the duration of this study, online news formats changed significantly with respect to the kinds of media used to represent the news, the layouts used to represent cloning news, and the emphasis placed on audio-visual content. Online stories were as much as 20 to 70% shorter than print stories. More than 50% of the articles appearing online were composed by outside sources (wire services, guest columnists, etc.). By comparison, nearly 90% of the articles published by print newspapers were written "in-house" by science reporters. Online news sites cited fewer sources and cited a smaller variety of sources than the newspapers examined here. In both news outlets, however, the sources most frequently cited were those with vested interests in furthering cloning research. Both online and print news coverage of cloning tends to focus principally on the technical procedures and on the future benefits of cloning. More than 60% of the articles focused on the techniques and technologies of cloning. Less than 25% of the articles focused on social, ethical, or legal issues associated with cloning. Similarly, articles from all six sources (75%) tended to be both positive and future-oriented. Less than 5% of the total articles examined here had a strongly negative or critical tone. Moreover, both online and print news sources increasingly conveyed a strong sense of acceptance about the possibility of human cloning. Data from this study are among the first to indicate the ways in which online news outlets are transforming science news. Furthermore, this study reaffirms the need for a greater diversity of sources in assessing a broader spectrum of issues related to cloning.

Hyde, Jon E.

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PBS Online NewsHour: Mars Exploration Rovers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of travels and discoveries made by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan titled "Planets in Proportion," an interactive on rover tools, a slide show of images from Mars, archived news stories, and links to related PBS features. Some of archived news stories are provided in streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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Privacy as information access and illusory control: The case of the Facebook News Feed privacy outcry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, millions of people, especially youth, post personal information in online social networks (OSNs). In September 2006, one of the most popular sites—Facebook.com—introduced the features of News Feed and Mini Feed, revealing no more information than before, but resulting in immediate criti- cism from users. To investigate the privacy controversy, we conducted a survey among 172 current Face- book users

Christopher M. Hoadley; Heng Xu; Joey J. Lee; Mary Beth Rosson

2010-01-01

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Presentation Style and Beyond: How Print Newspapers and Online News Expand Awareness of Public Affairs Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional newspapers have been shown to improve knowledge about politics and other societal issues and to widen the perceived public agenda, but what of their online counterparts and other news sites on the Internet? The consequences of differences in presentation style are addressed. A large survey representative of the Dutch adult population is used to examine how much print newspapers

Ester de Waal; Klaus Schoenbach

2008-01-01

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Making Sense of Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life: Comments from Online News Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain insight into public awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) in late life by how individuals respond to incidents of IPV reported in the newspaper. Design and Methods: Using grounded theory techniques, online news items covering 24 incidents of IPV in late life, and the reader comments posted to…

Brossoie, Nancy; Roberto, Karen A.; Barrow, Katie M.

2012-01-01

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Public Expressions of Private Sentiments: Unveiling the Pulse of Racial Tolerance through Online News Readers' Comments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ever since the election of the nation's first Black president, there have been strong persistent claims that racism is no longer a problem in the United States. However, there are indicators in society that reveal that the death of racism is just a myth. The emergence of online news readers' comments have allowed the amplification of private sentiments on a

Jaime Loke

2012-01-01

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Online Access to Doctors' Notes: Patient Concerns About Privacy  

PubMed Central

Background Offering patients online access to medical records, including doctors’ visit notes, holds considerable potential to improve care. However, patients may worry about loss of privacy when accessing personal health information through Internet-based patient portals. The OpenNotes study provided patients at three US health care institutions with online access to their primary care doctors’ notes and then collected survey data about their experiences, including their concerns about privacy before and after participation in the intervention. Objective To identify patients’ attitudes toward privacy when given electronic access to their medical records, including visit notes. Methods The design used a nested cohort study of patients surveyed at baseline and after a 1-year period during which they were invited to read their visit notes through secure patient portals. Participants consisted of 3874 primary care patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA), Geisinger Health System (Danville, PA), and Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) who completed surveys before and after the OpenNotes intervention. The measures were patient-reported levels of concern regarding privacy associated with online access to visit notes. Results 32.91% of patients (1275/3874 respondents) reported concerns about privacy at baseline versus 36.63% (1419/3874 respondents) post-intervention. Baseline concerns were associated with non-white race/ethnicity and lower confidence in communicating with doctors, but were not associated with choosing to read notes or desire for continued online access post-intervention (nearly all patients with notes available chose to read them and wanted continued access). While the level of concern among most participants did not change during the intervention, 15.54% (602/3874 respondents, excluding participants who responded “don’t know”) reported more concern post-intervention, and 12.73% (493/3874 respondents, excluding participants who responded “don’t know”) reported less concern. Conclusions When considering online access to visit notes, approximately one-third of patients had concerns about privacy at baseline and post-intervention. These perceptions did not deter participants from accessing their notes, suggesting that the benefits of online access to medical records may outweigh patients’ perceived risks to privacy.

Mejilla, Roanne; Leveille, Suzanne G; Ralston, James D; Darer, Jonathan D; Delbanco, Tom; Walker, Jan; Elmore, Joann G

2013-01-01

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Online resources for news about toxicology and other environmental topics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology has revolutionized researchers’ ability to find and retrieve news stories and press releases. Thanks to electronic library systems and telecommunications — notably the Internet–computer users in seconds can sift through millions of articles to locate mainstream articles about toxicology and other environmental topics. But that does not mean it is easy to find what one is looking for. There

Jeffrey C. South

2001-01-01

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SERVING CITIZENS' NEEDS: MINIMIZING ONLINE HURDLES TO ACCESSING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid spread of the Internet across society, government institutions are taking advantage of digital technology to distribute materials to citizens. Is merely having a Web site enough, or are there certain usability considerations site creators must keep in mind to assure efficient public access to online materials? This project looked at typical people's ability to locate various types

ESZTER HARGITTAI

2003-01-01

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Serving Citizens' Needs: Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid spread of the Internet across society, government institutions are taking advantage of using digital technology to distribute materials to citizens. Is merely having a Web site enough or are there certain usability considerations to which site creators must adhere in order to assure efficient access to online materials? Here, I report on a project that looked at

Eszter Hargittai

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Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access and Online Advanced Spatial Information Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access system (PASDA) is Pennsylvania's official geospatial information clearinghouse and the Commonwealth's node on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The PASDA clearinghouse provides for the widespread sharing of geospatial data, eliminates the creation of redundant data sets, and serves as a resource for locating data throughout the Commonwealth through its comprehensive standardized data storage, online free

H. Lin; G. Petersen; M. Kelly; R. Day

2002-01-01

63

Subject access in online catalogs: A design model  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model based on strikingly different philosophical as. sumptions from those currently popular is proposed for the design of online subject catalog access. Three de- sign principles are presented and discussed: uncer- tainty (subject indexing is indeterminate and probabilis- tic beyond a certain point), variety (by Ashby's law of requisite variety, variety of searcher query must equal variety of document

Marcia J. Bates

1986-01-01

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The Formation of a Disaster Community in Cyberspace: The Role of Online News Media after the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake  

Microsoft Academic Search

A devastating earthquake struck the Gujarat region of India on 26 January 2001, killing an estimated 20,000 people. Almost immediately, online news media began publishing details of the earthquake along with pleas for donations of money and other aid. In effect, a disaster-response community had formed in cyberspace. This study explores the role of the news media in the formation

Kris Kodrich; Melinda Laituri

2005-01-01

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FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security: Final Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released on May 8, the final report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by a 42-member blue-ribbon panel calls for every commercial Website to devise and make public a personal data security program. The Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security was formed to make recommendations to the FTC "regarding implementation of certain fair information practices by domestic commercial Web sites," with special attention to the use and security of personal information. Available in HTML or MS Word formats, the report outlines four possible approaches for granting users access to the information collected about them, ranging from total access to all information from any source to "access for correction," in which users could only find out what information is being held on them in the event that "the information is used to grant or deny the consumer a significant benefit." Users can read the full text of the report and submit public comments at the FTC site.

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Taking It to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that the youth market is one of the most important in helping to stop newspapers' declining circulation. Explains that some newspapers have taken youth content online because Web sites can be customized based on individual interests of specific age groups. Examines a sample of Web sites for teens and preteens sponsored by daily newspapers.…

Grusin, Elinor Kelley; Edmondson, Aimee

2003-01-01

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SIGACT news online algorithms column 13: 2007 - an offine perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a survey of last year's work on online competitive algorithms. The survey covers only conference papers, including those from SODA, FOCS, STOC, STACS, COCOON, ISAAC, ESA, ICALP, WAOA, and ISAAC. I tried to focus on research directly dealing with competitive analysis, and in many cases I had to make judgment calls, whether to include them or not. My

Marek Chrobak

2008-01-01

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Taking It to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that the youth market is one of the most important in helping to stop newspapers' declining circulation. Explains that some newspapers have taken youth content online because Web sites can be customized based on individual interests of specific age groups. Examines a sample of Web sites for teens and preteens sponsored by daily newspapers.…

Grusin, Elinor Kelley; Edmondson, Aimee

2003-01-01

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AmiGO: online access to ontology and annotation data  

SciTech Connect

AmiGO is a web application that allows users to query, browse, and visualize ontologies and related gene product annotation (association) data. AmiGO can be used online at the Gene Ontology (GO) website to access the data provided by the GO Consortium; it can also be downloaded and installed to browse local ontologies and annotations. AmiGO is free open source software developed and maintained by the GO Consortium.

Carbon, Seth; Ireland, Amelia; Mungall, Christopher J.; Shu, ShengQiang; Marshall, Brad; Lewis, Suzanna

2009-01-15

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Behavioral Consequences of Conflict-Oriented Health News Coverage: The 2009 Mammography Guideline Controversy and Online Information Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the

Laura M. Friedenberg; Brian G. Southwell; Jonathan S. Slater

2012-01-01

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Behavioral Consequences of Conflict-Oriented Health News Coverage: The 2009 Mammography Guideline Controversy and Online Information Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the

Laura M. Friedenberg; Brian G. Southwell; Jonathan S. Slater

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Access to an Online Tutorial Service on College Algebra Student Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated outcomes (achievement, attitude, and retention) of college algebra students who had access to an online tutoring resource using a pre-posttest control group design. Students in the experimental groups were provided access to an online tutoring service unlike the students in the control group. Both groups had access to…

Kersaint, Gladis; Dogbey, James; Barber, Jeff; Kephart, David

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Access to an Online Tutorial Service on College Algebra Student Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated outcomes (achievement, attitude, and retention) of college algebra students who had access to an online tutoring resource using a pre-posttest control group design. Students in the experimental groups were provided access to an online tutoring service unlike the students in the control group. Both groups had access to other…

Kersaint, Gladis; Dogbey, James; Barber, Jeff; Kephart, David

2011-01-01

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Bamberg Observatory Plate Surveys: Digitization and On-Line Access  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results from five-year work on the Bamberg Observatory plate collection from inventory to digitization are presented. The project supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft, and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has begun since 2002. At present the information for about 28 000 plates from the Bamberg Southern and Northern surveys is accessible on-line from WFPDB (http://www.skyarchive.org). More than 700 plates are digitized with the professional flatbed scanner EPSON 1640XL. Two more tasks complete the overall project: digitization of the entire plate collection, started with some pilot fields as LMC/SMC, the Pleiades, etc. and linking the digitized information to German Astronomical Virtual Observatory (GAVO) and European Virtual Observatory. Some successful examples of using the Bamberg plate collection to study long-term variability of chromospherically active stars are present.

Tsvetkov, Milcho; Heber, Ulrich; Tsvetkova, Katya; Borisova, Ana; Kalaglarsky, Damyan; Bogdanovski, Rumen; Drechsel, Horst; Wilms, Joern

2007-08-01

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From Access Points to Materials: A Transaction Log Analysis of Access Point Value for Online Catalog Users.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a study that investigated the value of various access points in online catalog records by determining their usefulness to searchers who requested location information for items. Results of a transaction log analysis of the Illinois Library Computer Systems Office online union catalog for 45 academic libraries are discussed. (LRW)|

Wyly, Brendan J.

1996-01-01

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Behavioral consequences of conflict-oriented health news coverage: the 2009 mammography guideline controversy and online information seeking.  

PubMed

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the volume of same-day online searches for information about mammograms. We also found that this relationship did not exist 1 year prior to the coverage, during which mammography news coverage did not focus on the guideline controversy, suggesting that the controversy frame may have driven search behavior. We discuss the implications of these results for health communication scholars and practitioners. PMID:21823950

Weeks, Brian E; Friedenberg, Laura M; Southwell, Brian G; Slater, Jonathan S

2011-08-08

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Another Look at "SourceOECD": Providing Access to Online Publications through the Library Catalog  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"SourceOECD," the online/print subscription service of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is examined. Solutions for providing access in library online catalogs are described, as are recent technical improvements to the online subscription service.

Ragains, Patrick

2004-01-01

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Getting Access to the "Underground"--Insights into Children's Identities Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasingly computers in primary schools are being used to support the interactions and learning of students online. Gaining access to online spaces gives students new ways of interacting, not possible in a face-to-face setting. For example, interacting through online environments allows students to interact more informally with each other and…

Maher, Damian; Schuck, Sandy

2004-01-01

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Getting Access to the "Underground"--Insights into Children's Identities Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasingly computers in primary schools are being used to support the interactions and learning of students online. Gaining access to online spaces gives students new ways of interacting, not possible in a face-to-face setting. For example, interacting through online environments allows students to interact more informally with each other and…

Maher, Damian; Schuck, Sandy

2004-01-01

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The evolving interactivity of online news : an exploratory study using content analysis, Q-methodology and activity theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The findings of the research described in this thesis add to our understanding of the dynamic of change in the contemporary phenomenon of online news. The research adopts an interpretivist perspective, which brings together a suitable mix of methodologies and theoretical concepts. The study focuses on the adoption of interactive features by Australian newspapers websites as well as in the

Nor Hazlina Hashim

2010-01-01

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ACCESS TO EDUCATION WITH ONLINE LEARNING AND OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: CAN THEY CLOSE THE GAP?  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the key concepts in the right to education is access: access to the means to fully develop as human beings as well as access to the means to gain skills, knowledge and credentials. This is an important perspective through which to examine the solutions to access enabled by Open Educational Resources (OER) and online learning. The authors compare

Christine Geith; Karen Vignare

82

PBS Online NewsHour: Interview with US Ambassador Bill Richardson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

PBS Online NewsHour features a transcript and RealAudio recording of an interview with Bill Richardson, the United States' ambassador to the UN. The current crisis with Iraq began on October 29, 1997 when Iraq declared it would expel American weapons inspectors working with the UN and shoot down American U-2 spy planes flying over the country. On Friday, November 14 American inspectors were told to leave Iraq and the UN pulled out most of the other inspectors as well. Over the weekend, both the US military presence in the region and Iraqi declarations of defiance increased. However, it now seems that progress is being made towards a diplomatic solution, with the US looking to Russia and France to convince Iraq to comply with the UN disarmament resolution.

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Online Access to Western North American Igneous Rock Geochemical Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Western North American Volcanic and Intrusive Rock Database (NAVDAT) is a free, Web-accessible, and searchable repository of age, chemical, and isotopic data for Late Cretaceous and younger (~85 million years ago to present) igneous rocks from western North America, principally from the western conterminous United States and northern Mexico. The database (http://navdat.org) provides the Earth science community and the general public with ready access to information regarding the locations, compositions, and ages of igneous rocks throughout the region. The database was established by the authors to better define space-time-composition patterns in igneous activity, which are key to plate tectonic reconstructions of western North America throughout the Cenozoic (65 million years ago to present) [Lipman et al., 1971]. Prior to NAVDAT, no compilation, whether paper or electronic, of western North American igneous rock age and chemical data had been attempted for at least the past 20 years [Mutschler et al., 1987], even though an impressive amount of new, high-quality geochemical and geochronologic data have been generated during that time. As a result, the implications that these new data have for refining our understanding of regional space-time-composition patterns of igneous activity in western North America had remained largely unexplored. Because no searchable electronic database of igneous rock ages, locations, and compositions existed for western North America prior to the advent of NAVDAT, anyone interested in investigating space-time-composition patterns in magmatic activity on the basis of both new and preexisting data was faced with a long and tedious data compilation exercise undertaken by all earlier researchers. Thus, there has been a need for a permanent and searchable online repository of age and chemical data from western North American igneous rocks.

Farmer, G. Lang; Walker, J. Doug; Ash, Jason; Glazner, Allen

2009-01-01

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Comparison of accessing online databases between physicians and nurses in Taiwan.  

PubMed

Online databases have been increasingly used as a key resource in the search for health information. The current study aims to compare the use patterns of online databases between physicians and nurses. A structured questionnaire was mailed to physicians and nurses of randomly selected regional hospitals in Taiwan. Valid questionnaires with complete answers were collected from 544 physicians and 1,573 nurses from November 2008 to February 2009. In general, physicians made more use of online databases than nurses (p ?accessed English-language online databases (p ?accessed Chinese-language online databases more frequently than physicians (p ?accessed Chinese-language online databases than physicians. Physicians used online databases to locate health information the most for clinical practice (76.6%), followed by instruction preparation (63.3%), and research (57.0%). Nevertheless, nurses used such databases more often for class assignments (66.4%) and clinical practice (55.8%). In conclusion, the behavior and motivation of access to online databases varied between physicians and nurses. Our findings provide evidence in the strategies to enhance the accessing of online databases. PMID:22657100

Chiu, Ya-Wen; Weng, Yi-Hao; Lo, Heng-Lien; Shih, Ya-Hui; Hsu, Chih-Cheng; Kuo, Ken N

2012-06-01

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News@SEI Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University publishes an online quarterly journal called news@sei interactive. The columns and features of the latest installment can be viewed online or downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. Of particular interest in this issue is the continuation of The Future of Software Engineering, a series of articles that considers industry trends and changes in technology. Another column examines overall Internet security and the risks inherent in doing business online. An archive on the site provides access to all previous issues of the journal, dating back to 1998.

2002-01-01

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Environmental News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental News Network (ENN) has as its primary goal to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. People can freely read articles that change daily on the latest news that affects our planet, read stories from major environmental organizations, search past stories, learn about upcoming events on the provided calendar, listen online to EarthNews Radio, and more. An example of a current in-depth article describes how fossil fuels today are depleted 100,000 times faster than they form and how, by 2010, world energy consumption is expected to increase almost 50 percent. Although the site may be slightly biased, it does provide easy access to a wealth of environmental news and information; those interested can even subscribe for email delivery of the latest ENN articles.

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THE ROLE OF JOURNALISTS IN A DIGITAL AGE Strategy and Structure for Online News Production - Case Studies of CNN and NRK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming to contribute to the understanding of the implications of organizational strategy on the role of journalists and explaining why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a cross platform approach (distributing content on several platforms,

Arne H. Krumsvik

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News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Einstein Year: Argentina remembers Einstein’s visit Health and Beauty: The sweet smell of fragrant molecules Austria: Physics and society top the bill Canada: Innovative teaching strategies pave the way for modern physics Publications: New online journal lets young scientists speak for themselves Forthcoming Events

2006-07-01

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The Downside of Scholarly Electronic Publishing: Problems in Accessing Electronic Journals through Online Directories and Catalogs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports the results of a study on the usefulness of four online electronic journal directories and two online union catalogs in accessing electronic journals. Findings point to different functions served by directories and catalogs and highlights difficulties in maintaining these sources in the Internet environment. Strategies for improvement are…

Ford, Charlotte E.; Harter, Stephen P.

1998-01-01

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User Practices in Keyword and Boolean Searching on an Online Public Access Catalog.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of keyword and Boolean searching techniques in online public access catalogs (OPACs) focuses on a study conducted at Indiana State University that examined users' attitudes toward searching on NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System). Relevant literature is reviewed, and implications for library instruction are suggested.…

Ensor, Pat

1992-01-01

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The Accessibility of Online Library Resources for People with Print Disabilities: Research and Strategies for Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

As more and more learning in higher education takes place in cyberspace, the accessibility of online resources to all people,\\u000a including those with disabilities, has become an important issue. This paper reviews the research on the accessibility of\\u000a library web sites and selected online information resources, and it discusses the role that future research should play in\\u000a facilitating an inclusive

Axel Schmetzke

2002-01-01

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Comparative Access Rates for Online Documentation and Human Consulting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center has taken a strongly collaborative approach to user services, developing its consulting staff and its online documentation software as joint aspects of a unified effort to answer user questions. A fairly...

T. R. Girill C. G. Tull

1988-01-01

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News Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

People worldwide rely on the news media to report current events accurately and without bias. TV and radio have been available for decades to report the news, but the Internet is rapidly becoming a major source for instantaneous news. During and following the events of September 11, users with access to the Internet watched the terrorist attacks of September unfold

M. Sandra Wood

2001-01-01

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Semantic knowledge inference from online news media using an LDA-NLP approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The amount of news delivered by the different media in the current environment can be overwhelming. Al- though the events being reported are factually the same, the ways with which the news is delivered vary with the media sources involved. In many cases, it is difficult to reliably uncover the latent information hidden within the news reports due to the

Sarjoun Doumit; Ali Minai

2011-01-01

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News  

PubMed Central

Proof of efficacy shown for Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine Multi-peptide therapeutic Renal Cell Carcinoma vaccine shows clinical benefit Poor sleep can reduce effectiveness of vaccines  Innovative grass pollen allergy vaccine positive in phase 2 GSK’s shingles vaccine starts phase 3 in immunocompromised patients Overweight? There may be vaccine for that Vaccination records available online US females often do not complete HPV vaccination regimens 

Riedmann, Eva M.

2012-01-01

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Botanical Electronic News (BEN)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The electronic newsletter BEN contains recent news about research and researchers in botany. Produced at least once a month by Dr. A. Ceska, the focus of BEN is primarily botany in British Columbia, Canada, and the adjacent Pacific Northwest (US). The BEN homepage offers users access to all issues of BEN back to 1995 (issue 115); articles vary in depth but often include links to substantial online information, such as publications, keys, or other useful resources.

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Database driven, dynamic content delivery: providing and managing access to online resources using Microsoft Access and Active Server Pages  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the number of online journals, databases, and indexing and abstracting services continues to grow on the Internet, it is important that libraries find efficient ways to manage and provide access to these resources. By utilizing database driven dynamic content delivery technology, library Web administrators can obtain numerous management benefits over a static HTML site. Presents an efficient model using

Bryan H. Davidson

2001-01-01

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EPIC Web Browser: On-line access to Ocean Hydrographic and Time Series Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides on-line access to extensive ocean observations collected by NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, including hydrographic data, ocean profile data, and time series of oceanographic and near surface atmospheric parameters. The site offers catalog access, metadata, graphical displays, listings, and data download functions.

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Examining the Effects of Introducing Online Access to ACS Journals at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In collaboration with the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), students and faculty at 24 primarily undergraduate institutions were provided online access to ACS primary research journals for a period of 18 months, and a group of eight schools were granted access to use the archives of ACS journals for a year. Resources…

Landolt, R. G.

2007-01-01

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The dimensions of accessibility to online information: implications for implementing office information systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior research has found a positive correlation between the perceived accessibility of information and information use. The underlying dimensions of information accessibility, however, have not been investigated empirically. The present field study measures end-user perceptions of three online information retrieval systems and one electronic mail system. User ratings of the four systems are collected and factor-analyzed. The results suggest that

Mary J. Culnan

1984-01-01

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Combining access control and trust negotiations in an On-line Social Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Protection of On-line Social Networks (OSNs) resources has become a primary need since today OSNs are the hugest repository of personal information on the Web. This has resulted in the definition of some access control models tailored to the protection of OSN resources. One of the key parameter on which access control decisions in OSNs should be based is represented

Stefano Braghin; Elena Ferrari; Alberto Trombetta

2010-01-01

102

What does the marriage of Open Access with online publication bring?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Open Access online publishing is the trend of the future for unrestricted rapid and international dissemination of knowledge. Several journals are published on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) research, but none of them appear to be Open Access. To eliminate or to abate the scourge of AIDS, it is important that the knowledge acquired through research be disseminated as soon

Kailash C Gupta

2004-01-01

103

How and Why To Free All Refereed Research From Access - and Impact Barriers Online, Now  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers publish their findings in or der to make an impact on research, not in order to sell their words. Access -tolls are barriers to research impact. Authors can now free their refereed research papers from all access tolls immediately by self -archiving them on-line in their own institution 's Eprint Archives. Free eprints.org software creates Archives compliant with the

Stevan Harnad; Tim Brody

2001-01-01

104

News coverage of controversial emerging technologies. Evidence for the issue attention cycle in print and online media.  

PubMed

This study analyzes the issue attention cycle for print and online media coverage of a scientific publication examining the deaths of Chinese factory workers due to lung damage from chronic exposure to nanoparticles. The results of the nanoparticle study, published in 2009, embody news values that would make the study a prime candidate for press coverage, namely, novelty, negativity, controversy, and potential widespread impact. Nevertheless, mentions of the event in traditional English-language print media were nearly nonexistent. Online media, on the other hand, gave the story greater coverage. This case study exemplifies why online media may not be bound to the same issue attention cycle that print media are for controversial scientific events. PMID:23379318

Anderson, Ashley A; Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A

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Mining On-line Newspaper Web Access Logs  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the explosive growth of data available on the Internet, discovery and analysis of useful information from web log data becomes a practical necessity. However, analysis of large web log files is a complex task not fully addressed by existing web access analyzers. Using commercial software, we applied data mining technology to analyze access log records collected on a web

Paulo Batista; Mário J. Silva

2002-01-01

106

More on Improved Browsable Displays for Online Subject Access.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a study of the UCLA ORION online catalog that was conducted to determine (1) how often lengthy subject headings occur in the database, and what the effects of compressing the subject headings would be; and (2) how often the display of a term and its subdivisions are interrupted by syntactical construction. (seven references) (LRW)|

McGarry, Dorothy; Svenonius, Elaine

1991-01-01

107

Providing Curriculum Access to Young Children: Online Workshops for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nine online workshops developed by the Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System (EC-TIIS) at Western Illinois University meet the need for training for educators and families on evidence-based practices related to assistive technology (AT) and young children. Results of a research study conducted by EC-TIIS indicate that the…

Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Hutinger, Patricia

2007-01-01

108

Enhanced Online Access Requires Redesigned Delivery Options and Cost Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rapidly developing online information technologies provide dramatically new capabilities and opportunities, and place new responsibilities on all involved to recreate networks for scholarly communication. Collaborations between all segments of the information network are made possible and necessary as we attempt to find a balanced and mutually…

Stern, David

2007-01-01

109

A Survey on Factors Influencing the Use of News Graphics in Iranian Online Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a News Graphic is a kind of Infographic which reports the news visually. The difference between news graphic and infographic\\u000a lies in the content and the speed with which they are presented. Although this kind of graphic is frequently used in media\\u000a around the world, its use is limited in Iran. The present article aims to study the influential factors in

Maryam Salimi; Amir Mazaheri

110

Mining Web Access Logs of an On-line Newspaper  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the explosive growth of data available on the Internet, personalization of this information space become a necessity. An im- portant component of web personalization is the automatic knowledge extraction from web log files. However, analysis of large web log files is a complex task not fully addressed by existing web access analyzers. Us- ing commercial software, we applied well-known

Paulo Batista; Mario J. Silva

111

An Information System to Access Status Information of the LHCb Online  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The LHCb collaboration consists of roughly 700 physicists from 52 institutes and universities. Most of the collaborating physicists - including subdetector experts - are not permanently based at CERN. This paper describes the architecture used to publish data internal to the LHCb experiment control- and data acquisition system to the World Wide Web. Collaborators can access the online (sub-) system status and the system performance directly from the institute abroad, from home or from a smart phone without the need of direct access to the online computing infrastructure.

Frank, M.; Gaspar, C.

2012-12-01

112

Group disparities and health information: a study of online access for the underserved.  

PubMed

The Internet is an oft-cited learning resource, useful to consumers who seek to educate themselves on specific technical issues or knowledge-intensive topics. Availability of public-access Internet portals and decreasing costs of personal computers have created a consensus that unequal access to information, or a "Digital Divide", presents a like problem specific to information for uninsured or under-insured healthcare consumers. Access to information, however, is now an essential part of consumer-centric healthcare management. To date little research has been done to differentiate levels of health information access on the Web by different subgroups, linking online socioeconomic characteristics and health seeking behaviors. This analysis of a landmark Pew Foundation survey seeks to differentiate and delineate information access, or lack of desired access, across targeted, "digitally underserved" subgroups. PMID:18258673

Lorence, Daniel; Park, Heeyoung

2008-03-01

113

Web-Based Online Public Access Catalogues of IIT Libraries in India: An Evaluative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…

Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini

2011-01-01

114

Online Public Access Catalog: The Google Maps of the Library World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What do Google Maps and a library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels, and restaurants are close by. Librarians must find the ultimate OPAC that will provide, in one place, all the…

Bailey, Kieren

2011-01-01

115

ONLINE ARCHIVAL CATALOGING AND PUBLIC ACCESS AT THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the process of developing an online public access catalog to serve its users, the Minnesota Historical Society has had to solve problems concerning the content of catalog records, system selection, portability of machinereadable records between systems, retrospective conversion of information in manual formats, and compatibility of bibliographic data about information resources in multiple physical formats. The process was accelerated

DENNIS MEISSNER

1992-01-01

116

A Study of Six Online Public Access Catalogs: A Review of Findings. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Results from one of a series of cooperative projects to study public access to online catalogs are discussed. This report focuses on a survey of 1,152 users and 1,315 non-users of six computer systems at seven libraries, with library participants including (1) Claremont Colleges Library, which uses the Claremont Total Library System; (2) the…

Matthews, Joseph R.

117

Online Access to Literature in Industrial and Labor Relations: The Cornell Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of online searching experience in Martin P. Catherwood Library, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, presents results of five years of collecting data on bibliographic files accessed. A ranking of 10 most frequently searched files and commentary on pattern that emerges are provided. (EJS)

Law, Gordon T., Jr.

1984-01-01

118

Keyword/Boolean Searching on an Online Public Access Catalog: Patrons and Their Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (ISU) Library User Information System (LUIS), the online public access catalog (OPAC). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on LUIS…

Ensor, Pat

119

Web-Based Online Public Access Catalogues of IIT Libraries in India: An Evaluative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…

Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini

2011-01-01

120

People's Collection Wales: Online Access to the Heritage of Wales from Museums, Archives and Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The People's Collection Wales aims to collect, interpret, distribute and discuss Wales' cultural heritage in an online environment. Individual users or local history societies are able to create their own digital collections, contribute relevant content, as well as access digital resources from heritage institutions. This paper aims to…

Tedd, Lucy A.

2011-01-01

121

The Distribution of Information: The Role for Online Public Access Catalogs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the inclusion of abstracting and indexing industry databases in OPACs. Topics addressed include the implications of including abstracting and indexing tape and CD-ROM products in OPACs; the need for standards allowing library systems to communicate with dissimilar CD-ROM products; and…

Matthews, Joseph R.

1994-01-01

122

Adapting Online Learning Resources for All: Planning for Professionalism in Accessibility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online resources for education offer opportunities for those with disabilities but also raise challenges on how to best adjust resources to accommodate accessibility. Automated reconfiguration could in principle remove the need for expensive and time-consuming discussions about adaptation. On the other hand, human-based systems provide much…

McAndrew, Patrick; Farrow, Robert; Cooper, Martyn

2012-01-01

123

Techniques to Improve Subject Retrieval in Online Catalogs: Flexible Access to Elements in the Bibliographic Record.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of improving subject access in online library catalogs focuses on a study that used a book description from "Book Review Digest" to evaluate the information on the bibliographic record found on the OCLC database. Matching by Library of Congress Subject Headings and by keywords in the title are discussed. (22 references) (LRW)|

Connell, Tschera Harkness

1991-01-01

124

America OnLine's Internet access service: how to deter unwanted customers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some dial-up Internet access providers, such as the market leader America OnLine (AOL), require customers to install proprietary connection software to use their service. This is puzzling, because while the software helps certain users, it creates disutility for others (especially expert users and early adopters of Internet service). Why, then, does AOL insist on this connection manager? Why not also

Hemant K. Bhargava; Juan Feng

2005-01-01

125

The Method behind the Madness: Acquiring Online Journals and a Solution to Provide Access  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Libraries are seeking the best possible solution for integrating online journals into their collections. While exploring the different methods and technology available, many libraries still strive to fulfill the original "library mission" proposed by Charles Cutter in his "Rules for a Dictionary Catalog". Providing comprehensive access to…

Skekel, Donna

2005-01-01

126

Broadening Access to Algebra I: The Impact on Eighth Graders Taking an Online Course. [Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online courses are increasingly seen as a viable way to expand the number and types of courses offered and broadening access to key courses, particularly in small and rural schools. Algebra I in middle school exemplifies an important course that educators and policymakers want to be more available to students. To study the effectiveness of using…

Heppen, Jessica

2012-01-01

127

POPcorn: An Online Resource Providing Access to Distributed and Diverse Maize Project Data.  

PubMed

The purpose of the online resource presented here, POPcorn (Project Portal for corn), is to enhance accessibility of maize genetic and genomic resources for plant biologists. Currently, many online locations are difficult to find, some are best searched independently, and individual project websites often degrade over time-sometimes disappearing entirely. The POPcorn site makes available (1) a centralized, web-accessible resource to search and browse descriptions of ongoing maize genomics projects, (2) a single, stand-alone tool that uses web Services and minimal data warehousing to search for sequence matches in online resources of diverse offsite projects, and (3) a set of tools that enables researchers to migrate their data to the long-term model organism database for maize genetic and genomic information: MaizeGDB. Examples demonstrating POPcorn's utility are provided herein. PMID:22253616

Cannon, Ethalinda K S; Birkett, Scott M; Braun, Bremen L; Kodavali, Sateesh; Jennewein, Douglas M; Yilmaz, Alper; Antonescu, Valentin; Antonescu, Corina; Harper, Lisa C; Gardiner, Jack M; Schaeffer, Mary L; Campbell, Darwin A; Andorf, Carson M; Andorf, Destri; Lisch, Damon; Koch, Karen E; McCarty, Donald R; Quackenbush, John; Grotewold, Erich; Lushbough, Carol M; Sen, Taner Z; Lawrence, Carolyn J

2011-12-27

128

Frontier News: Forest Frontiers Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Frontier News is World Resources Institute's online news service tracking "threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural forests." Updated weekly, Frontier News offers recent news articles on Africa, Asia, Europe & Russia, North & Central America, Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand), and South America. General news stories and editorials highlight frontier forests, and emphasize concerns of the Forest Frontiers Initiative.

129

News from YouTube: professional incorporation in Hong Kong newspaper coverage of online videos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines newspaper coverage of online videos in Hong Kong. Drawing upon the extant literature on media usages of online user-generated content, newspaper coverage of online videos is expected to exhibit signs of professional incorporation and content standardization over time. Findings from content and textual analyses show that Hong Kong newspapers seldom based their judgment of the newsworthiness of

Francis L. F. Lee

2012-01-01

130

News from YouTube: professional incorporation in Hong Kong newspaper coverage of online videos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines newspaper coverage of online videos in Hong Kong. Drawing upon the extant literature on media usages of online user-generated content, newspaper coverage of online videos is expected to exhibit signs of professional incorporation and content standardization over time. Findings from content and textual analyses show that Hong Kong newspapers seldom based their judgment of the newsworthiness of

Francis L. F. Lee

2011-01-01

131

C|Net News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week c|net: the Computer Network launched News.Com, an online service entirely devoted to technology news. It promises to be a useful site for a wide range of computer and Internet users who can visit once (or more) a day for updates on who's doing what in the world of the Internet, computing, Intranets, and business. Each section offers a dozen or more varied stories produced by c|net or accessed through links to other Internet publishers. Also offered in each section are short takes that provide a single paragraph summary of a piece of technology news. On the page with each current news story are links to related stories from the c|net archives that are useful for background information (the stories from the archives may be several months old, however, so be sure to check the dates to know if you are reading news or background). Opinion pieces can be found under Perspectives, and Newsmakers offers multimedia interviews with movers and shakers.

1996-01-01

132

Web-based access to an online atlas of anatomy: the Digital Anatomist Common Gateway Interface.  

PubMed Central

A World Wide Web Common Gateway Interface package is described for accessing existing online interactive atlases of anatomy. The Web interface accesses the same 2-D and 3-D images of human neuroanatomy, knee anatomy and thoracic viscera that are currently accessed by a custom interactive atlas in distance learning courses. Although the Web interface is too slow to replace the existing atlas, it provides a parallel access path that has much broader potential for development of a distributed distance learning network in anatomy. By maintaining both access methods to the same information sources we continue to satisfy the fast interactivity needs for our local courses, while at the same time providing a migration path to the Web as the capabilities of Web browsers evolve. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3

Bradley, S. W.; Rosse, C.; Brinkley, J. F.

1995-01-01

133

Which journals do primary care physicians and specialists access from an online service?  

PubMed Central

Objective: The study sought to determine which online journals primary care physicians and specialists not affiliated with an academic medical center access and how the accesses correlate with measures of journal quality and importance. Methods: Observational study of full-text accesses made during an eighteen-month digital library trial was performed. Access counts were correlated with six methods composed of nine measures for assessing journal importance: ISI impact factors; number of high-quality articles identified during hand-searches of key clinical journals; production data for ACP Journal Club, InfoPOEMs, and Evidence-Based Medicine; and mean clinician-provided clinical relevance and newsworthiness scores for individual journal titles. Results: Full-text journals were accessed 2,322 times by 87 of 105 physicians. Participants accessed 136 of 348 available journal titles. Physicians often selected journals with relatively higher numbers of articles abstracted in ACP Journal Club. Accesses also showed significant correlations with 6 other measures of quality. Specialists' access patterns correlated with 3 measures, with weaker correlations than for primary care physicians. Conclusions: Primary care physicians, more so than specialists, chose full-text articles from clinical journals deemed important by several measures of value. Most journals accessed by both groups were of high quality as measured by this study's methods for assessing journal importance.

McKibbon, K. Ann; Haynes, R. Brian; McKinlay, R. James; Lokker, Cynthia

2007-01-01

134

Computer-Mediated False Consensus: Radical Online Groups, Social Networks and News Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study draws on survey data obtained from members in neo-Nazi discussion forums and builds on evidence that participation in these forums exacerbates false consensus, that is, overestimating public support for own views. This study goes further to test whether contacts with dissimilar offline social networks as well as exposure to ideologically dissimilar news media attenuate false consensus and its

Magdalena Elzbieta Wojcieszak

2011-01-01

135

Netizens’ evaluations of corporate social responsibility: Content analysis of CSR news stories and online readers’ comments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzing stories about corporate social responsibility (CSR) published in two online Korean newspapers and reader's comments about them, this study investigated how the online readers interpreted the CSR activities, looking at the effect of CSR types, situations, and the degree of corporate fame. The study found that readers tend to be cynical toward CSR activities after a crisis and a

Sooyoung Cho; Youngshin Hong

2009-01-01

136

Web-based online public access catalogues of IIT libraries in India: an evaluative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, and

Margam Madhusudhan; Shalini Aggarwal

2011-01-01

137

The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures among Youth Transitioning to Adulthood  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much scholarship has examined how accessing news and other civic and politically oriented online activities can influence offline civic and political behaviors. Much less is known about the influence of nonpolitical online activity on civic and political practices. We found that youth engagement in some forms of nonpolitical online activity can serve as a gateway to participation in civic and

Joseph Kahne; Nam-Jin Lee; Jessica Timpany Feezell

2012-01-01

138

Eliminating Redundant and Less-Informative RSS News Articles Based on Word Similarity and a Fuzzy Equivalence Relation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has marked this era as the information age. There is no precedent in the amazing amount of information, especially network news, that can be accessed by Internet users these days. As a result, the problem of seeking information in online news articles is not the lack of them but being overwhelmed by them. This brings huge challenges in

Ian Garcia; Ng Yiu-kai

2006-01-01

139

Analyzing Sentiment Markers Describing Radical and Counter-Radical Elements in Online News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we aim to obtain “natural groupings” of 151 local non-government organizations and institutions mentioned in a news archive of 77,000 articles spanning a decade (May 1999 to Jan 2010) from Indonesia. One of our goals is to enhance our understanding of counter-radical movements in critical locations in the Muslim world. We present information extraction techniques to recognize

Hasan Davulcu; Syed Toufeeq Ahmed; Sedat Gokalp; M'hamed H. Temkit; Tom Taylor; Mark Woodward; Ali Amin

2010-01-01

140

Bibliography of American Agricultural Bibliographies, 1984: A Categorized Listing of American Bibliographies Indexed in AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The volume is a compilation of bibliographies or review articles indexed during 1984 for the AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) data base. The literature citations are from the United States. The represent bibliographic publications, review articles, o...

C. N. Bebee

1986-01-01

141

An Electronic Online Access Showroom for the New Acquisitions of the Library of the University of Macedonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

An electronic online access showroom, which will be used to record and to announce the newly acquired books to the users of the library of the University of Macedonia (www.lib.uom.gr\\/english\\/index.html), is already running in pilot phase. The online showroom includes a specially designed digital “exhibition area”, which is accessible via the World Wide Web and which is periodically updated with

Filippos Kolovos; Stella Papargeris; Elisabeth Tsanaktsidou

2004-01-01

142

Ranking a stream of news  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to a recent survey made by Nielsen NetRatings, searching on news articles is one of the most important activity online. Indeed, Google, Yahoo, MSN and many others have proposed commercial search engines for indexing news feeds. Despite this commercial interest, no academic research has focused on ranking a stream of news articles and a set of news sources. In

Gianna M. Del Corso; Antonio Gullí; Francesco Romani

2005-01-01

143

Telling the brand story: including news articles in online promotional strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the growing popularity of the Internet as a promotional medium, it is crucial for brand managers to examine the effects of combining the different brand communication sources online. According to social comprehension theory and knowledge from neuroscience, people exposed to a message spontaneously construct a mental simulation. People who are exposed to images or visuals are unlikely to assign

Anca Cristina MICU

2010-01-01

144

News in the age of the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most exciting and successful examples of the Web impacting society is online news. The history of the news industry from print to the online medium is an interesting journey. Broadcast news transformed society by making news available instantly rather than once a day. While more channels became available, barriers to entry remained high and mainstream opinions continued

Krishna Bharat

2005-01-01

145

NewsWatch: A Consumer's Guide to the News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a nonpartisan research organization that conducts scientific analyses of the media, has recently launched NewsWatch, a new daily Web magazine created for news consumers, promising to "tell you when [news is] accurate, when it's wrong, and why." NewsWatch contains several sections: Today's News, a daily news summary from NewsWatch editors; Media Critic, a daily digest of news about the news media from leading media critics; Spotlight, feature articles analyzing the news media; Resources, a collection of links to online media publications, watchdog organizations, and research institutions; and Talk Back, a directory of news organizations for consumers who want to provide feedback directly to news agencies. The entire site is searchable by keyword(s).

146

Accessing News Video Libraries through Dynamic Information Extraction, Summarization, and Visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT The Informedia Project has developed and evaluated surrogates, summary interfaces, and visualizations for accessing a digital video library containing thousands of documents and terabytes of data. This paper begins with a review of Informedia surrogates for a single video document, including titles, storyboards, and skims. Incorporating textual elements, considering user context and emphasizing,phrases over words have all led to

Michael G. Christel

2002-01-01

147

Adult Individual Criminal Records and the News Media: Inherent Problems for Access and Privacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Public access to criminal records, facilitated by the use of computerized information storage and retrieval systems, sometimes appears to infringe on individual rights of privacy. Examples may be cited to show that the records compiled on individuals do not always present an accurate picture, due to factual inaccuracies, incomplete information,…

Wright, Jay B.

148

News from Online: In a Planet, Not a Test Tube: Atmospheric Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric chemistry covers many topics including the gas laws, chemical reactions, kinetics, and catalysis. The article reviews some of the materials available online for teaching chemistry through exploration of the atmosphere. Included are web sites dealing with ozone depletion caused by chlorofluorocarbons and the green house effect and global warming related to the presence of naturally-occurring and human-made compounds in the air. Also covered are materials dealing with the extraterrestrial chemistry in the atmospheres of other worlds, including Venus with its choking, high-pressure carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid atmosphere and Saturn's moon Titan, whose dense nitrogen blanket harbors hydrocarbons and other compounds thought necessary for life to develop.

Michalovic, Mark

2003-04-01

149

AccessScience Four-Week Free Trial  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AccessScience, McGraw Hill's Online Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, is currently offering a four-week, free trial. This leading, searchable, regularly updated science encyclopedia contains more than 71,000 articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, and hundreds of research updates. Other features include a biography section, In the News, a student center, and links. For four weeks of free, full access to this outstanding resource, users are required to complete an online form.

150

News Coverage and Access to Contextual Policy Information in the Case of Recreational Water Rights in Colorado  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local news media help shape the agendas from which new policies emerge. Furthermore, local media help determine public understanding of complex issues. Media should inform citizens and policymakers on important policy issues. This study uses a content analysis of 11 newspapers to understand the manner in which reporters covered a specific environmental policy issue in Colorado. Findings indicate that news

Deserai Anderson Crow

2011-01-01

151

International News Bowwowing: A Trend Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Concludes that the increased "borrowing" of news from foreign news agencies may not be due to the declining number of United States foreign correspondents but to Third World restrictions on access to news. (FL)|

Riffe, Daniel

1984-01-01

152

Bloomberg Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bloomberg Online provides the latest financial news and data. The site features three sections: Bloomberg News, World Markets and Bloomberg Energy. In the Bloomberg News section, visitors can read the latest financial news from the United States and around the world. They can also read articles written by Bloomberg columnists on various business and financial issues. The World Markets section provides stock market indices and currency rates from all over the world. The section also contains a yield curve on US and foreign bonds. Bloomberg Energy provides the latest information and news on energy prices. Some information at this site is available only to Boomberg Personal Finance Magazine subscribers.

1998-01-01

153

A method for securing online community service : a study of selected Western Australian councils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the Internet was made publicly accessible, it has become increasingly popular and its deployment has been broad and global thereby facilitating a range of available online services such as Electronic Mail (email), news or bulletins, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and World Wide Web (WWW). Progressively, other online services such as telephony, video conference, video on demand, Interactive Television (ITV)

Sunsern Limwiriyakul

2012-01-01

154

Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students. NCEE 2012-4021  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents findings from a randomized control trial designed to inform the decisions of policymakers who are considering using online courses to provide access to Algebra I in grade 8. It focuses on students judged by their schools to be ready to take Algebra I in grade 8 but who attend schools that do not offer the course. The study…

Heppen, Jessica B.; Walters, Kirk; Clements, Margaret; Faria, Ann-Marie; Tobey, Cheryl; Sorensen, Nicholas; Culp, Katherine

2011-01-01

155

The UC MELVYL MEDLINE System: A Pilot Project for Access to Journal Literature through an Online Catalog.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a pilot project by the University of California to provide access to biomedical and health sciences literature through the integration of the MEDLINE database into the University's MELVYL online union catalog. The discussion covers the design, implementation and evaluation of the system, current planning efforts, and key technical and…

Lynch, Clifford A.; Berger, Michael G.

1989-01-01

156

A Research Proposal to Address the Learning Strategies Used by Second Language Students in Accessing Online Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elsewhere, I discuss the emergence of ubiquitous computing. However, notwithstanding Oxford's pioneering realization of the importance of language learning strategies to language learning - which has been widely recognized - little research attention has been paid to the strategies actually used in accessing online resources. A variety of theoretical publications have suggested that significant qualitative differences exist between traditional and

Robert C. Meurant

2007-01-01

157

Purchasing online journal access for a hospital medical library: how to identify value in commercially available products  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Medical practice today requires evaluating large amounts of information which should be available at all times. This information is found most easily in a digital form. Some information has already been evaluated for validity (evidence based medicine sources) and some is in unevaluated form (paper and online journals). In order to improve access to digital information, the School of

Thomas P Carter; Anne O Carter; Gwendolyn Broomes

2006-01-01

158

A study on the effective use of online public access catalogue at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka (India)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to present the results of a survey conducted to determine the effective use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka. The paper examines the results from a questionnaire-based survey conducted at the libraries of engineering colleges in Karnataka. 1716 samples of the questionnaire was distributed randomly between the staff and

K. R. Mulla; M. Chandrashekara

2009-01-01

159

The impact of material incentives on response quantity, response quality, sample composition, survey outcome, and cost in online access panels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two incentive experiments were conducted in different online access panels. Experiment 1 was carried out in a commercial market research panel. It examined whether three different types of promised incentives (redeemable bonus points, money lottery and gift lottery), four different amounts of bonus points or raffled money, and two different denominations of raffled money influenced response quantity, sample composition, response

Anja S. Göritz

160

Enhancing Access to Resources Through the Online Catalog and the Library Web Site: A Collaboration Between Public and Technical Services at Texas A&M University Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

At Texas A&M University Libraries, public services personnel use a Web-based form for two purposes: (1) to report errors in the online catalog; and (2) to enhance access to electronic resources through the addition of subject terms and alternative titles. This service has allowed public and technical services staff to work together to improve access to resources through the online

Jeannette Ho

2005-01-01

161

Access: Diabetes Research  

MedlinePLUS

... more information, Please visit www.diabetes.org News & Research Research Research Database Research Discoveries Support Our Research ... News & Research > Research > Access: Diabetes Research Access: Diabetes Research Listen patientINFORM is a program that provides patients ...

162

SciCentral: Earth and Space Science News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides links to Earth and space science news articles from a variety of outlets and journals. Sources featured on the site must be freely accessible to online readers and are ranked by the editors based on reliability, timeliness, extent of coverage, multidisciplinary coverage, follow-up, and presentation. The main page features links to the day's headlines, a listing of the editors' top five resources for Earth and space science, and access to a selection of tools and resources, including a literature search; online tools and references such as unit conversion tools, links to U.S. and European patent offices; and links to journals and databases, career information, and conferences.

Guy Orgambide, Scicentral C.

163

Scientific Visualization and Analysis via Online Access to CCMC Runs-on- Request.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Visualization and access to numerical model outputs are an essential part of the operation of the Community-Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC). This presentation gives an updated overwiew of the capabilities available through the online visualization interface at CCMC: With the addition of new models in the ionosphere/thermosphere realm (Utah State University GAIM, AbbyNormal, Weimer-2005), the magnetosphere (CISM's CMIT-LFM and CMIT-TING), about 15 different models and over 20 types of outputs are supported by the CCMC visualization system. As of March 1, 2006, CCMC has performed over 1000 simulation runs ("runs-on-request") using more than 10 models): Magnetosphere (SWMF/BATSRUS, OpenGGCM): 530, Ring current / Radiation belt (Fok RC, Fok RB): 250, Solar corona and heliosphere (MAS, PFSS, ENLIL, HelTomo): 130, Iono-Thermosphere (CTIP, USU-GAIM, AbbyNormal): 90 runs. In addition to multi-dimensional model outputs, time-series plots are offered for satellite traces through the model regions and time histories of energies and other diagnostic quantities that are generated by the models. We will show detailed examples of the variety of plots and data outputs offered by the CCMC and we will offer an outlook at future capabilities. This presentation strongly encourages user feedback.

Rastaetter, L.; Kuznetsova, M.; Maddox, M.; Chulaki, A.; Hesse, M.

2006-05-01

164

Universal Access and the ADA: A Disability Access Design Specification for the New UCLA Library Online Information System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In light of the compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this article explains adaptive computing technology and its use in the design of a new implementation of ORION, the online information system at the University of California Los Angeles. Addresses, both postal and electronic when possible, are provided for several…

Chalfen, Daniel Hilton; Farb, Sharon E.

1996-01-01

165

News Coverage and Access to Contextual Policy Information in the Case of Recreational Water Rights in Colorado  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Local news media help shape the agendas from which new policies emerge. Furthermore, local media help determine public understanding of complex issues. Media should inform citizens and policymakers on important policy issues. This study uses a content analysis of 11 newspapers to understand the manner in which reporters covered a specific…

Crow, Deserai Anderson

2011-01-01

166

QA with Attitude: Exploiting Opinion Type Analysis for Improving Question Answering in On-line Discussions and the News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we explore the utility of attitude types for improving question answering (QA) on both web-based dis- cussions and news data. We present a set of attitude types developed with an eye toward QA and show that they can be reliably annotated. Using the attitude annotations, we develop automatic classifiers for recognizing two main types of attitudes: sentiment

Swapna Somasundaran; Theresa Wilson; Janyce Wiebe; Veselin Stoyanov

167

Virtual Savings? Online Courses Bring Better Access but Little Impact on the Bottom Line  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For Mike Simeck, superintendent of the 900-student Dansville, Michigan, school district, adding online courses to the district's high school class offerings means enhancing the curriculum, not necessarily saving dollars. A nonprofit company, Virtual High School is one of the leaders in online course delivery on the K-12 level, offering more than…

Schaeffer, Brett

2004-01-01

168

Online Access in the Humanities: Implications for Researchers. A Report to the Council on Library Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the growth in number of online bibliographic databases available to assist scholars seeking information in the humanities, it remains a matter of concern to librarians and information professionals that these research tools are not as widely used as they might be. This report surveys a selected group of online databases (i.e., "America:…

Atkinson, Steven D.; Walker, Geraldene

169

Vanderbilt Television News Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Television News Archive began at Vanderbilt University on August 5, 1968 because television news was not consistently recorded, preserved and made accessible for research anywhere. After a quarter century, the Archive remains unique in systematically recording, abstracting and indexing the most widely viewed national television newscasts so that they are readily available for study.

170

Plant Growth Regulators for Higher Plants, January 1979-February 1988: Citations from AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) Concerning Diseases and Other Environmental Considerations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The citations in the bibliography are selected from works by U.S. authors on plant growth regulators. All citations are derived from AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access), the database compiled by the National Agricultural Library.

C. N. Bebee

1988-01-01

171

Exploring Environmental News Via Geospatial Interfaces and Virtual Globes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Users of online news services have discovered geospatial interfaces as an effective platform to identify and access relevant\\u000a information. An increasing number of applications therefore use maps to specify queries and present results. This chapter\\u000a discusses such applications with a special focus on integrating geospatial and semantic reference systems. It outlines how\\u000a geospatial context can be extracted automatically from large

Arno Scharl

172

Online, direct-to-consumer access to insulin: patient safety considerations and reform.  

PubMed

The online, direct-to-consumer (DTC) medical marketplace is proliferating more rapidly than regulation is evolving to ensure proper patient safety and public health controls. Along with this growing body of unrestrained medical testing and pharmaceuticals offered DTC online, most types of insulin and insulin administration products may now be purchased without prescriptions or physician guidance. Given the relatively significant risks of insulin use, the abuse potential, the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus, and the rising population of uninsured and underinsured, it is imperative to reform the online DTC medical marketplace to ensure that patient safety and public health are protected. PMID:23294798

Lovett, Kimberly M; Liang, Bryan A; Mackey, Timothy K

2012-11-01

173

Using a network menu and the UMLS Information Sources Map to facilitate access to online reference materials.  

PubMed Central

As computer technology advances, clinicians and biomedical researchers are becoming more dependent upon information from online databases and information systems. By using specially configured computer workstations and high-speed computer networks, it is now possible to access this information in a rapid and straightforward manner. To empower users by providing these capabilities, the authors are assembling a variety of network workstations to be located throughout Yale-New Haven Medical Center. At the heart of the workstation is NetMenu, a program designed to help users connect to a number of important online information systems, including a hospital order entry and results reporting system, a drug reference, bibliographic retrieval systems, and educational programs. In addition, as part of the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, the authors have developed a local prototype of the UMLS Information Sources Map (ISM) and a companion query assistant program to complement the NetMenu in helping users select and connect automatically to information services relevant to a particular question. The ISM query assistant draws from a listing of many online information sources accessible via local and international networks.

Clyman, J I; Powsner, S M; Paton, J A; Miller, P L

1993-01-01

174

The effect of perceived trust on electronic commerce: Shopping online for tourism products and services in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the OECD's 2008 statistics (Seoul Finance Internet News, 2009), Korea was ranked number one in terms of the percentage of homes with Internet access, at 80.6% of the total population. The survey also reported that two-thirds of Koreans with access to the Internet at home are online shoppers. Many tourism companies now actively use Internet sites as a

Myung-Ja Kim; Namho Chung; Choong-Ki Lee

2011-01-01

175

Special Online Collection: The SARS Epidemic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The journal Science offers this online collection of research articles and other resources on the SARS epidemic free of charge to any reader. The collection includes findings from the research team that first tracked down the wild animal hosts of the disease in China, as well as "a special News Focus of the roots of the SARS epidemic in China, and free access to previous Science research papers on the genomics, epidemiology, and structural biology of SARS." The collection also includes additional news and commentary for Science subscribers.

176

On-line intergrated library system: bibliographic access and control system of Washington University School of Medicine.  

PubMed

The on-line integrated library system is a relatively simple and logical concept. The perception that many library functions can be incorporated within one system, using a single data base, has led a number of practitioners to independently develop such systems. This paper describes the Bibliographic Access and Control System (BACS), developed by the Washington University School of Medicine Library, and identifies some of the underlying principles, components, and capabilities of this system from the vantage point of operational experience over one year. PMID:6896835

Kelly, E A; Yedlin, D K; Crawford, S Y; Igielnik, S

1982-07-01

177

Accessibility  

Cancer.gov

The National Institutes of Health, NIH is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let

178

NewsRec, a Personal Recommendation System for News Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The behavior of how individuals select and read news depends on the underlying media for reproduction. Today, the use of news websites is increasing. Online readers usually have to click on abstracts or headlines in order to see full articles. This kind of selection of information is less pleasant than in traditional newspapers where glancing over the whole layout of

Christian Bomhardt; Wolfgang Gaul

2004-01-01

179

Using Online Public Access Catalogs via the Internet. A Guide for the University of Georgia Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide was developed to support Internet access to library catalogs at the University of Georgia (UGA). Since the UGA Libraries can only connect to the Internet using TELNET 3270 emulation, this guide is restricted to library systems which support that protocol. Section 1 of the guide presents the commands that are needed to gain access to…

Kirby, Steven, Comp.

180

US Water News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of the monthly publication US Water News. Most online content is news coverage of water supply and quality, legislation, water rights, conservation, and the global waterfront. The collection of links is quite impressive, with state, federal, international, nonprofit, and many other resources listed. Assorted buyer's guides for a wide variety of water products are given with links to online catalogs. For people that want to stay current on new developments and technologies, there is also information about upcoming water related conferences from around the world.

181

Networks with Emphasis on Planning an On-line Bibliographic Access System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Covered is the general nature of networks: advantages, configurations, transmission, speeds, costs and media. As a specific example of networking, planning for a national on-line medical bibliographic service is described; including network alternatives, decentralization versus communications, costs, and selection from alternatives. (3…

McCarn, D. B.

1971-01-01

182

Online and On My Mind: Temporary and Chronic Accessibility Moderate the Influence of Media Figures  

Microsoft Academic Search

To investigate the influence of media figures on self-perception, online gamers reported how central their main videogame character (avatar) is to their own identity and answered questions about their avatar's body size either before or after questions about their own body size. When the avatar was not central to the gamer's identity, the avatar's body size influenced gamer's own body

Jesse Chandler; Sara Konrath; Norbert Schwarz

2009-01-01

183

A User Survey of the Online Public Access Catalog at California State University, Fresno.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses a survey undertaken in 1992 to gauge general user response to the online catalog used at a large state university library. A description of the library and its automated system (based on Geac/ADVANCE integrated software), the study methodology, and results are covered. A copy of the two-page survey is appended. (Contains five…

Carter, Trina; Park, Hye Ok

1993-01-01

184

Science News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science News is the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public, and they certainly do deliver via their well designed website. There is a lot to read on the homepage alone and the material is pitched towards a general audience, so visitors don't need to be students of science to understand the articles. The "SN Bookshelf" offers reviews of the latest science-oriented books. The "SN Multimedia" section, near the bottom of the homepage, offers videos and photo slideshows to explain scientific research, such as the videos "Pigeons usually let best navigator take the lead" and "Fruit flies turn on auto-pilot." There is even a "Science News for Kids" section, accessible at the top of any page. For those visitors who are impressed by this site and want to continue learning about science, there is an e-mail alert or RSS feed available and there are dozens of topics to choose to get news from, as well as columns and features.

185

An On-Line Access Selection Algorithm for ABC Networks Supporting Elastic Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of access selection (AS) for multi-access networks has for long been addressed by both the standardization and research communities. As a result, a number of papers have proposed efficient AS algorithms that can take into account radio resource efficiency, overall capacity and quality of service (QoS) requirements in a multi-service environment. However, only a few works have developed

Igor Cananéa; Dênio Mariz; Judith Kelner; Djamel Sadok; Gábor Fodor

2008-01-01

186

Raising the Awareness of Online Accessibility: The Importance of Developing and Investing in Online Course Materials that Enrich the Classroom Experience for Special-Needs Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author recalls an experience in which she participated in a training institute for online methodology that provided several practical techniques for teaching online, including how to select and place content, as well as how to facilitate online discussions and assessment strategies. Since then, she has taught online and hybrid…

Weir, Lori

2005-01-01

187

Access Control, Privacy and Trust in On-line Social Networks: Issues and Solutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a On-line Social Networks (OSNs) are today the hugest repository of personal information available on the Web. Such great amount\\u000a of personal information gives us a unique opportunity in that the possibility to trace and analyze complex dynamic networks\\u000a describing the evolution of relationships (among individuals or organizations) could change the way we understand complex\\u000a phenomena such as economic\\/financial ones, social

Elena Ferrari

188

Media Convergence: A Case Study of a Cable News Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media convergence is happening around the world. This study looks at the current operation of a cable news station that produces 2 media products in 1 newsroom. It also explores the theoretical foundations of value creation in online news by examining how online news is selected, packaged, processed, and distributed. Observational results showed that media convergence still has a long

J. Sonia Huang; Don Heider

2007-01-01

189

Multi-Perspective Linking of News Articles within a Repository  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the number of online sources for news, the vo- lumes of news generated are so daunting that gaining insight from these collections become impossible without some aid to link them. Semantic linking of news articles facilitates grouping of similar or rele- vant news stories together for ease of human con- sumption. For example, a political analyst may like to

Arpit Khurdiya; Lipika Dey; Nidhi Raj; Mirajul Haque

190

Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project  

PubMed Central

Background Providers and policymakers are pursuing strategies to increase patient engagement in health care. Increasingly, online sections of medical records are viewable by patients though seldom are clinicians' visit notes included. We designed a one-year multi-site trial of online patient accessible office visit notes, OpenNotes. We hypothesized that patients and primary care physicians (PCPs) would want it to continue and that OpenNotes would not lead to significant disruptions to doctors' practices. Methods/Design Using a mixed methods approach, we designed a quasi-experimental study in 3 diverse healthcare systems in Boston, Pennsylvania, and Seattle. Two sites had existing patient internet portals; the third used an experimental portal. We targeted 3 key areas where we hypothesized the greatest impacts: beliefs and attitudes about OpenNotes, use of the patient internet portals, and patient-doctor communication. PCPs in the 3 sites were invited to participate in the intervention. Patients who were registered portal users of participating PCPs were given access to their PCPs' visit notes for one year. PCPs who declined participation in the intervention and their patients served as the comparison groups for the study. We applied the RE-AIM framework to our design in order to capture as comprehensive a picture as possible of the impact of OpenNotes. We developed pre- and post-intervention surveys for online administration addressing attitudes and experiences based on interviews and focus groups with patients and doctors. In addition, we tracked use of the internet portals before and during the intervention. Results PCP participation varied from 19% to 87% across the 3 sites; a total of 114 PCPs enrolled in the intervention with their 22,000 patients who were registered portal users. Approximately 40% of intervention and non-intervention patients at the 3 sites responded to the online survey, yielding a total of approximately 38,000 patient surveys. Discussion Many primary care physicians were willing to participate in this "real world" experiment testing the impact of OpenNotes on their patients and their practices. Results from this trial will inform providers, policy makers, and patients who contemplate such changes at a time of exploding interest in transparency, patient safety, and improving the quality of care.

2012-01-01

191

A Brave New World for International News? Exploring the Determinants of the Coverage of Foreign News on US Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\/ This study content analyzed international news published on two of the most visited websites in the US, cnn.com and www.nytimes.com. The influences of trade, existence of news agencies, national traits and cultural and geographic proximity on these two news websites were examined. The international news from the online version was analyzed and compared with the print and broadcast versions.

H. Denis Wu

2007-01-01

192

AIP Weekly Physics News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Exeter (UK) Physics Department has given new meaning to the term "value added" in its mirroring of the American Institute of Physics' weekly publication, Physics News Update. The AIP Public Information Division makes available Physics News, which provides concise coverage of new developments in physics, graphics "depicting important physics research topics and concepts," and a subset of more in-depth stories about breaking news in physics. This Exeter site provides all of the content of the AIP's Physics News Update, and enhances it by: 1) providing an archive back to September of 1990; 2) making this archive searchable; and 3) providing the reports in HTML format, with each article subject cross-referenced to any of over 25 topics from atomic physics to superconductors, allowing the user easy access to other Physics News articles on the same topics.

1969-12-31

193

Providing open access data online to advance malaria research and control  

PubMed Central

Background To advance research on malaria, the outputs from existing studies and the data that fed into them need to be made freely available. This will ensure new studies can build on the work that has gone before. These data and results also need to be made available to groups who are developing public health policies based on up-to-date evidence. The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) has collated and geopositioned over 50,000 parasite prevalence and vector occurrence survey records contributed by over 3,000 sources including research groups, government agencies and non-governmental organizations worldwide. This paper describes the results of a project set up to release data gathered, used and generated by MAP. Methods Requests for permission to release data online were sent to 236 groups who had contributed unpublished prevalence (parasite rate) surveys. An online explorer tool was developed so that users can visualize the spatial distribution of the vector and parasite survey data before downloading it. In addition, a consultation group was convened to provide advice on the mode and format of release for data generated by MAP’s modelling work. New software was developed to produce a suite of publication-quality map images for download from the internet for use in external publications. Conclusion More than 40,000 survey records can now be visualized on a set of dynamic maps and downloaded from the MAP website on a free and unrestricted basis. As new data are added and new permissions to release existing data come in, the volume of data available for download will increase. The modelled data output from MAP’s own analyses are also available online in a range of formats, including image files and GIS surface data, for use in advocacy, education, further research and to help parameterize or validate other mathematical models.

2013-01-01

194

Online and Incremental Mining of Separately-Grouped Web Access Logs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rising popularity of electronic commerce makes data mining an indispensable technology for business competitiveness. The World Wide Web provides abundant raw data in the form of Web access logs, Web transaction logs and Web user profiles. Without data mining tools, it is impossible to make any sense of such massive data. We focus on Web usage mining because it

Yew-Kwong Woon; Wee-Keong Ng; Ee-peng Lim

2002-01-01

195

From Interface To Content: Translingual Access And Delivery Of On-Line Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes our initial implementation of a systemto provide world-wide weather information over thetelephone. The information is gathered from several differentsites on the Web, preprocessed, and cached locallyinto a relational database to make access both fast andselective. Our natural language tools, originally developedfor processing user queries, are used here for understandingcontent, and for subsequently translating it intolanguages other than

Victor Zue; Stephanie Seneff; James Glass; Lee Hetherington; Edward Hurley; Helen Meng; Christine Pao; Joseph Polifroni; Rafael Schloming; Philipp Schmid

1996-01-01

196

Research Committee Issues Brief: Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are a variety of different approaches to providing virtual education and significant program differences. This Issues Brief describes a process all virtual education programs should undertake to help best ensure all students have access to the educational opportunities provided by the program. The focus of this Issues Brief is to "increase…

Rose, Raymond M.

2007-01-01

197

The Ethics of Access to Online Genetic Databases: Private or Public?  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the sequencing of the human genome comes the promise of advances in medical science. For this promise to be fully realized, researchers must have access to information resulting from this landmark endeavor as well as from subsequent research initiatives. However, because genomic sequences are potential sources of profit for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, many private companies seek to

Adam D. Marks; Karen K. Steinberg

2002-01-01

198

Access, Visualization, and Interoperability of Air Quality Remote Sensing Data Sets via the Giovanni Online Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the air quality data products and services available through Giovanni, a web based tool for access, visualization, and analysis of satellite remote sensing products, and also model output and surface observations relevant to global air quality. Available datasets include total column aerosol measurements from numerous satellite instruments, column NO2 and SO2, vertical aerosol products from CALIPSO, surface

Ana I. Prados; Gregory Leptoukh; Chris Lynnes; James Johnson; Hualan Rui; Aijun Chen; Rudolf B. Husar

2010-01-01

199

Science News For Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. The content areas include atoms and forces, earth and sky, humans and health, life, and tech and math and it is appropriate for children 9-14, their parents, and their teachers.

2007-12-12

200

World Health News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Published by the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health, this online weekly news digest covers stories on public health issues from around the world. Aimed at an international audience of policy makers, journalists, public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates, World Health News blends original reporting with links to stories and editorials from publications worldwide. Currently, the site features a spotlight story on women's rights, health, and equality, as well as synopses and links to stories on the death penalty, AIDS, mental health care for children, environmental hazards, teens and tobacco, and gene therapy, among others. Future plans for the site include video and audio offerings, such as expert interviews and coverage of breaking public health news from "leading news organizations."

201

Early Canadiana Online: A Project to Provide Enhanced Access to Canada's Published Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A collaborative research project, ECO has created an outstanding online library of primary sources in Canadian history from the arrival of the first Europeans to the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on literature, women's history, native studies, and the history of French Canada. Composed of digital images of the pages from over 1,100 selected books and pamphlets, the collection may be searched by keyword, title, author, subject, or publisher or browsed by title or author. Search returns include title, author, subject, page length, and publisher. Users may choose to view the full text or examine each of the pages that matches their search. Users can also choose from four viewing sizes and navigate within the text from the individual imaged pages. The entire site is also available in French.

1999-01-01

202

The Effect of Online Media Credibility on Trust Relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the online information credibility on trust relationships. A 2 (newspaper news and online press release) 2 (negative news and positive news) experiment was designed with 184 participants to implement the test. The results showed that media source type and news content exerted significant effects on media credibility and trust

Samsup Jo

2005-01-01

203

Internet-using men who have sex with men would be interested in accessing authorised HIV self-tests available for purchase online.  

PubMed

Men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited in sex venues have been shown to be interested in accessing HIV home-tests if reliable and authorised tests were available. To what extent is this true for MSM recruited online? In an online survey in French on the use of unauthorised HIV home-tests purchased online, MSM previously unaware of the existence of these tests were asked if they would be interested in accessing them if these tests were authorised. Among 5908 non-HIV positive respondents, 86.5% expressed interest. Independent variables associated with interest included: being younger, living in smaller towns, having a job but not tertiary education and living in a conventional family with one's parents or a wife and family. Interested men were also more likely to have never done the standard HIV test or not in the last year, to have casual sex partners but on average not more than once a week, to take sexual risks with these partners, to live their sex-lives with men in absolute secrecy and yet often to try to make a date to see their sex partners again. Of the 5109 respondents interested in accessing self-tests purchasable online, 4362 (85.4%) answered an open question on their reasons for being interested. Using thematic analysis, principle themes identified proved to be similar to those found in earlier studies with MSM recruited in sex venues: convenience, rapidity accessing results and privacy. In answer to a closed question, men not interested chose as reasons: satisfaction with current method, doubts about reliability, not wanting to be alone when discovering results and fear of incorrect use. In conclusion, although the online questionnaire may have introduced selection bias over-representing men already interested, many Internet-using MSM are interested in accessing self-tests available for purchase online. PMID:22670681

Greacen, Tim; Friboulet, David; Blachier, Audrey; Fugon, Lionel; Hefez, Serge; Lorente, Nicolas; Spire, Bruno

2012-06-07

204

NewsRec, a SVM-driven Personal Recommendation System for News Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fast absorption of information is a necessity for modern information workers. In the short-lived news area, information is a perishable good. While online news websites can speed up the publication of current events compared to traditional newspapers, reading can be more exhausting as online readers have to navigate through websites by clicking on abstracts or headlines before viewing the underlying

Christian Bomhardt

2004-01-01

205

Making On-line Science Course Materials Easily Translatable and Accessible Worldwide: Challenges and Solutions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project partnered with the Excellence Research Center of Science and Mathematics Education at King Saud University with the joint goal of making simulations useable worldwide. One of the main challenges of this partnership is to make PhET simulations and the website easily translatable into any language. The PhET project team overcame this challenge by creating the Translation Utility. This tool allows a person fluent in both English and another language to easily translate any of the PhET simulations and requires minimal computer expertise. In this paper we discuss the technical issues involved in this software solution, as well as the issues involved in obtaining accurate translations. We share our solutions to many of the unexpected problems we encountered that would apply generally to making on-line scientific course materials available in many different languages, including working with: languages written right-to-left, different character sets, and different conventions for expressing equations, variables, units and scientific notation.

Adams, Wendy K.; Alhadlaq, Hisham; Malley, Christopher V.; Perkins, Katherine K.; Olson, Jonathan; Alshaya, Fahad; Alabdulkareem, Saleh; Wieman, Carl E.

2012-02-01

206

Protection of Sugarcane and Sugar Beets, January 1979-February 1988: Citations from AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) Concerning Diseases and Other Environmental Considerations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The citations in the bibliography are selected from studies by U.S. authors on the Protection of Sugarcane and Sugar Beets. All citations are derived from AGRICOLA (AgriCultural OnLine Access), the database compiled by the National Agricultural Library.

C. N. Bebee

1988-01-01

207

Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work. Analysis of JSTOR: The Impact on Scholarly Practice of Access to On-Line Journal Archives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study reports on faculty response to the Journal STORage project (JSTOR), an online system for accessing digital back archives of core journals in history and economics. Data were collected about general journal use, Internet use, and JSTOR use via a survey administered to 160 historians and economists at the University of Michigan and at…

Finholt, Thomas A.; Brooks, JoAnn M.

208

Linking People to the Global Networked Society. Evaluation of the Online at PA Libraries Project: Public Access to the Internet through Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides an evaluation of the Online at PA Libraries project which was initiated in the Fall of 1996 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit. The report documents that the following goals were accomplished: (1) provide public access to the Internet through…

McClure, Charles R.; Bertot, John Carlo

209

On-Line Access to the EUDISED R&D Data Base: A Cost-Benefit Analysis [and] Computerization of the Data Base of the Documentation Centre for Education in Europe: A Preliminary Option Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the possibilities, problems, costs, and benefits of providing online access to the database of the European Documentation and Information System for Education (EUDISED), which is in machine-readable form, but generally available only through the EUDISED R&D Bulletin. The likely nature of such online access is described,…

Pache, J. E.

210

The Colima Volcano Database: an online tool for a global data access  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Colima Volcano is currently the most active Mexican volcano. After the 1913 plinian activity, the volcano presented scattered eruptive phases that lasted few years each, but since 1991 its activity became more persistent, with vulcanian eruptions, and extrusion of lava flows and domes. During the last 15 years the volcano suffered several eruptive episodes, as in 1991, 1994, 1998-1999, 2001-2003, 2004 and 2005, with the emplacement of pyroclastic flows. During rain seasons lahars are frequently affecting several infrastructures such as bridges and electric towers. Researchers from different institutions are currently working on several key aspects of the volcano, as remote sensing, field data of old and recent volcaniclastic deposits, structural framework, monitoring (rainfall data and visual observation of lahars), and laboratory experiment (analogue models and numerical simulations). Each investigation is focused on specific processes, but it is fundamental to visualize the global status of the volcano in order to understand its behavior and to mitigate future hazards. The Colima Volcano Database represents an initiative aimed to collect, on a systematic basis, the complete set of data obtained so far on the volcano, and to continuously update the database with new data. All the information is compiled from published works and updated frequently. All maps (such as the geological map of the volcano and the hazard zonations compiled from previous works) and point data (such as stratigraphic sections, sedimentology and diagrams of rainfall intensities) can be viewed with Google Earth and is really straightforward to be access by the scientific community and the general public. In this format everyone with Internet access can view the information and zoom to the scale they wish. The WebGIS is hosted on the Computational Geodynamics Laboratory web server and it is based entirely on Open Source software. The website can be visited at: http://www.geociencias.unam.mx/colima.

Capra, L.; Manea, M.; Manea, V.; Norini, G.

2009-12-01

211

The use of conversation analysis to study social accessibility of an online support group on eating disorders.  

PubMed

We conducted a conversation analysis of 21 threads initiated by newcomers of an online support group (OSG) on eating disorders, to examine the discursive process of entering such a group. The analysis revealed three important issues. First, many newcomers articulate that the step to join the group is extremely difficult. Second, a presentation of the self in terms of a diagnosis works as a legitimization for joining the forum. The data suggest that participants who do not fulfil the conditions for such a legitimization do not join the forum. Third, the option of acquiring a serious symptom as a solution to the legitimization problem is offered by one of the regular members. Hence, the newcomers' discourse reveals issues relevant to the accessibility for undiagnosed sufferers. We discuss these findings theoretically as a phenomenon of self-presentation in relation to community norms. The analysis generates the hypothesis that newcomers are confronted with implicit norms regarding membership legitimacy that they should obey in their self-presentation, although they may not be ready yet to actually do so. OSGs should find strategies to facilitate various possibilities for newcomers to present themselves to the group while becoming a member. PMID:21596936

Stommel, Wyke; Meijman, Frans J

2011-06-01

212

Total On-line Access Data System (TOADS): Phase II Final Report for the Period August 2002 - August 2004  

SciTech Connect

TOADS (Total On-line Access Data System) is a new generation of real-time monitoring and information management system developed to support unattended environmental monitoring and long-term stewardship of U.S. Department of Energy facilities and sites. TOADS enables project managers, regulators, and stakeholders to view environmental monitoring information in realtime over the Internet. Deployment of TOADS at government facilities and sites will reduce the cost of monitoring while increasing confidence and trust in cleanup and long term stewardship activities. TOADS: ? Reliably interfaces with and acquires data from a wide variety of external databases, remote systems, and sensors such as contaminant monitors, area monitors, atmospheric condition monitors, visual surveillance systems, intrusion devices, motion detectors, fire/heat detection devices, and gas/vapor detectors; ? Provides notification and triggers alarms as appropriate; ? Performs QA/QC on data inputs and logs the status of instruments/devices; ? Provides a fully functional data management system capable of storing, analyzing, and reporting on data; ? Provides an easy-to-use Internet-based user interface that provides visualization of the site, data, and events; and ? Enables the community to monitor local environmental conditions in real time. During this Phase II STTR project, TOADS has been developed and successfully deployed for unattended facility, environmental, and radiological monitoring at a Department of Energy facility.

Yuracko, K L; Parang, M; Landguth, D C; Coleman, R

2004-09-13

213

SkyMorph - an Online Program for Accessing Images From The Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In conjunction with JPL's Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)program (see submitted Helin et al abstract), SkyMorph is an archive of NEAT observational images available for public access via the World Wide Web. SkyMorph covers much of the sky with emphasis along the ecliptic plane. Motion and brightness changes can be detected because each area of the sky is reobserved at different timescales (half-hourly, daily, yearly). As a result, one can detect asteroids, comets, high-proper motion stars, novae, and supernovae to name a few. Upon viewing the data, SkyMorph includes the RA and Dec of all detected objects, their magnitudes and lightcurves. Currently, SkyMorph contains 75 nights of data consisting of over 29,500 images and covering nearly 74,000 sq. deg. The majority of the images are obtained with the 4096 x 4096 NEAT CCD camera mounted on a U. S. Air Force 1 meter telescope on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. Each image is 2.6 sq. deg. (1.6 deg. on each side) and is 33.3 Mb in size. NEAT has observed monthly since December 1995 with 213 nights of observations. As NEAT observations continue, the SkyMorph database will be updated. The unprocessed nights of data are being added at a rate of one night per day. HAVANA (the Horizons Assisted Vehicle for Accessing the NEAT Archive) is a newly deployed software package that enables automated searches for specific asteroids through the extensive Skymorph database. Utilizing the JPL on-line ephemeris program, Horizons, to generate an orbit for the user's object of interest, HAVANA compares the position of the object in space and time with all the archived image fields and retrieves sub-images from each field containing the object. It can be used to find archival observations of well-known objects or pre-discovery detections of newly discovered objects. SkyMorph is accessible through the World Wide Web at the following URL address: http://skys.gsfc.nasa.gov/skymorph/obs.html. It is sponsored by NASA Code SR's Applied Information System Research program.

Lawrence, K. J.; Pravdo, S. H.; Rabinowitz, D. L.; Helin, E. F.; McGlynn, T. A.; Seelos, F. P., IV

1998-09-01

214

Confirmatory News  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates how competition in the media affects the quality of news. In our model, demand for news depends on the market perception of the media's ability to receive correct information: it is positive if and only if news is potentially useful for the voting decision. When the media receives information which contradics commonly shared priors, it either reports

Elena Panova

2009-01-01

215

Smart Start News, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Smart Start is a comprehensive public-private initiative to help all North Carolina children enter school healthy and ready to succeed, and provides children from birth to age five access to high-quality and affordable child care, health care, and other critical services. This document comprises the first two issues of "Smart Start News," a…

Harris, Monica, Ed.

1999-01-01

216

Parent News Offline, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is comprised of the two issues published in volume 1 (1999) of "Parent News Offline," a newsletter of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN), designed to introduce those without Internet access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The spring 1999 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Child Care:…

Robertson, Anne S., Ed.

1999-01-01

217

The News, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This fall 2002 newsletter from the Community College League of California contains several articles, news stories, and the brochure from the 2002 Annual Convention, "Celebrating the Way California LEARNS." Articles include: (1) "Nursing Shortage Poses Dilemma for Colleges: Access vs. Efficiency," a discussion of the debate over how to increase…

Giles, Ray, Ed.

2002-01-01

218

Leveraging user-generated content for news search  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few years both availability and accessibility of current news stories on the Web have dramatically improved. In particular, users can now access news from a variety of sources hosted on the Web, from newswire presences such as the New York Times, to integrated news search within Web search engines. However, of central interest is the emerging impact

Richard M. C. McCreadie

2010-01-01

219

News and Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Many readers are trying to modify the way they teach and in so doing are trying to write new types of questions and problems. The Journal has a new online resource, the JCE Internet Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Web site, http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Resources/CQandChP/index.html . The site is a source of questions and problems that can be used in teaching and assessing conceptual understanding and problem solving in chemistry. Here you can find a library of free-response and multiple-choice conceptual questions and challenge problems, tips for writing these questions and problems, and a discussion of types of concept questions. This site is intended to be a means of sharing conceptual questions and challenge problems among chemical educators. It will be as inclusive as possible, and to achieve this readers need to share their questions and alert the authors to references or Web sites. The screen captures shown below should provide a feeling for what you will find when you visit the site. The authors, William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, welcome additions to the library of conceptual questions or other comments or suggestions. Contact them by email, fax, or regular mail. William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393. Bill: phone: 765/494-5453; fax: 765/494-0239; email: wrrobin@purdue.edu. Sue: phone: 765/494-0823; fax: 765/494-0239; email: nurrenbe@purdue.edu. fax: 765/494-0239. 1998 Ford Foundation Fellowships The National Research Council has announced the recipients of the 1998 fellowships for minority scholars. Three categories of fellowships were awarded: 50 to beginning graduate students, 33 to students writing their dissertations, and 28 to recent Ph.D. recipients. There were about 1,000 applicants. For information about the next competition contact the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, via email at infofell@nas.edu, or at http://fellowships.nas.edu. 1998 Pre-Doctoral Fellows Rafael Alcala, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Engineering Diego J. Díaz, Cornell University, Analytical Chemistry Kanya Lynn Henderson, Colorado State University, Biochemistry Félix Mario Rivas, State University of New York, Buffalo, Organic Chemistry 1998 Dissertation Fellows Kristala Lanett Jones, Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering 1998 Postdoctoral Fellows Edgardo Tabión Farinas, Yale University, Interdisciplinary Chemistry Data Base of Online Courses TeleEducation NB, a province-wide distributed distance learning network in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, has implemented an international online course database of more than 9,000 courses. The database includes public and private courses at all levels from more than 15 countries and includes only those courses that can be completed fully online. Courses vary from graduate-level engineering offerings to simple "How to" courses. The database provides access to courses and programs leading to accredited degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Professional development and personal interest courses are also included. Students can access course information by browsing subject areas or by searching specific fields. Hotlinks connect students directly to the delivering institutions. In the past year, there has been an exponential rise in the number of courses being offered online, from fewer than 2,000 in January 1998 to more than 10,000 in December 1998. It is expected that there will be more than 40,000 online courses by the year 2000. The TeleCampus Online Course Database provides students with a means of finding information on courses that meet their needs. The database can be accessed from TeleCampus at http://telecampus.edu. Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, an Online Course An online conference, Proposals for Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, will take place from March 29 to April 10, 1999. The

1999-02-01

220

News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House

Journal Ambassadors, 1999 What do the people listed below have in common? A search of our records indicates that each has been a participant in our Journal Ambassador program during 1999.
  • Guy Anderson
  • Jim Becvar
  • Jerry Bell
  • Jim Birk
  • Diane Bunce
  • Ann Cartwright
  • Thomas Clark
  • Jane Crosby
  • Maria Dean
  • Art Ellis
  • Donald Elswick
  • Tommy Franklin
  • Babu George
  • Paul Heath
  • Angela Hoffman
  • Lynn Hogue
  • J. J. Lagowski
  • Frank Lambert
  • Dorothy Lehmkuhl
  • George Lelevre
  • Scott Luaders
  • Jane McMullen
  • Marci Merritt
  • Carl Minnier
  • Richard Narske
  • Ron Perkins
  • Gabriel Pinto
  • Dick Potts
  • Herb Retcofsky
  • Jerry Sarquis
  • Elke Schoffers
  • Sara Selfe
  • Uni Susskind
  • J. Mark Tolman
  • John Varine
  • Dawn Wakeley
  • Marla White
Those who are a part of this program take materials about the Journal to workshops, outreach programs, seminars, regional meetings, award nights, short courses, and other events at home and abroad, places where people who are interested in chemical education gather. Given about three weeks notice, we can outfit you with a variety of materials that will help others get tuned in to the good things that are happening in chemical education. We can send you an assortment of Journal issues, subscription forms, our Publications/Software Catalog, reprints from the Viewpoints series, copies of Classroom Activities, or JCE Gift Award Certificates, assuming that supplies are available. Of course we can arrange for the group to have temporary access to JCE Online. We can send you a brochure about the Ambassador program or answer any questions - just ask: email to jce@chem.wisc.edu; phone 1-800-991-5534 (U.S.) or 608-262-5153 (non-U.S.); fax 608-265-8094. If by chance you were a Journal Ambassador in 1999 but your name was not included, just let us know so that you can be recognized in a future column. Gift Subscription Awards As spring, the season of awards, approaches, we remind you of our handy Gift Certificates (a replica is shown on page 142). A gift of the Journal is not only affordable (gift subscriptions are 37/year (U.S.), 50/year (non-U.S.), but has lasting value. This is a really good way to help someone just starting out on a teaching career. An idea worth sharing comes from Carl Minnier of Essex Community College in Baltimore. He is chair of the Student Awards Committee of the Maryland Section of the ACS. This section has asked for 25 certificates because they honor annually an outstanding student from each of the two-year and four-year colleges within the territory of the Maryland Section. Want another interesting idea: give a one-year subscription to each Undergraduate Research Symposium participant. Classroom Activities for Outreach Many of our readers are involved with outreach programsindividually in their child's class, in a regional group that visits schools, in a van program, or as a demonstrator at their local science museum. Many readers have enthusiastically reported that our Classroom Activities series is a great resource for such programs. Since the Activities are designed for a high school classroom or lab (Activity 24 in this continuing series can be found in this issue), they are purposely not demanding of equipment, facilities, or time. But outreach activities often take place in very restricted environments, perhaps without sinks or electricity, sometimes with limited table space. So that we can provide timely advice in recommending activities for you to take "on the road", Nancy Gettys and Erica Jacobsen of the Journal staff have done an analysis of each, recommending whether it might be done

2000-02-01

221

News from On-Line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Now that we have found all these great things on the World Wide Web, what can we do with them? I mean legally? Never fear, again the Web comes to your rescue! The Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) Interim Report (http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/confu/) summarizes the work of more than 95 organizations dedicated to establishing fair use guidelines for librarians and educators while also representing copyright owners. CONFU was initiated in 1994 as part of the national government's effort to promote the National Information Infrastructure (NII). Go to this site and look for Guidelines for Fair Use for Digital Images, Distance Learning, and Educational Multimedia. Read the special cautions about material from the Internet, special allowances for retention of projects for tenure review, and permitted uses by students for class projects.

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1997-06-01

222

News from On-Line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hearing from readers is always a pleasure. Nicholas J. Turro emailed in reference to my June commentary (J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 621) to tell me about the history of WEB-ster (http://ep.llnl.gov/msds/orgchem/Web-sters_Org_Chem.html). Andy Goshe, an undergraduate student from Ohio University who spent last summer at Columbia University, produced the precursor of WEB-ster. Good job, Andy!

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1997-09-01

223

News from Online: More Spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Absorption (one of three tools) (http:\\/\\/mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu\\/Chem1A\\/solar\\/applets\\/absorption\\/ index.html). Evaporative cooling in a Bose-Einstein condensation ( http:\\/\\/www.colorado.edu\\/physics\\/2000\\/applets\\/bec.html). Let's start with the spectrum--the electromagnetic spectrum, of course. Go to the EMSpectrum Explorer at http:\\/\\/mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu\\/chemcnx\\/light_energy\\/EMSpectrum \\/emspectrum.html. Not only do you get information about wavelength, frequency, and energy, but you also get a handy converter that will calculate frequency, wavelength, and energy when one value

Carolyn Sweeney Judd

1999-01-01

224

News from Online: Green Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Green chemistry closely relates to energy and environmental problems, and includes the promotion of environmental friendly products and systems within the framework of renewable resources. Various websites on green chemistry are reviewed, one of which lists the 12 commandments of this particular subject.|

Uffelman, Erich S.

2004-01-01

225

News from Online: Green Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Green chemistry closely relates to energy and environmental problems, and includes the promotion of environmental friendly products and systems within the framework of renewable resources. Various websites on green chemistry are reviewed, one of which lists the 12 commandments of this particular subject.

Uffelman, Erich S.

2004-01-01

226

Minority research and education information service: Design, develop, pilot test, and implement on-line access for historically black colleges and universities and government agencies. Annual status report, September 28, 1992--September 27, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The goal of the MOLIS project was to develop, design, and pilot test on-line access to current information on minority colleges and universities as well as federal minority opportunities. Federal Information Exchange, Inc. (FIE), a diversified information...

J. A. Rodman

1993-01-01

227

Geology in the News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For this activity students read the newspaper on a daily basis, listen to news on the radio, or watch television, to acquire material related to the earth sciences. They will look for natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, etc.), human-made hazards (urbanization, compromised engineering projects, etc.), environmental issues, or resource extraction issues which all appear in the news with great frequency and are easily accessible. Students are reminded that they should look for information on the local level (water quality, solid waste management, development issues, etc.), as well as national and world wide issues. The news items may then be presented to the class as show-and-tell exercises with follow-up discussion by the class; a bulletin board that could be dedicated to posting the geologic events of the week; or scrapbooks of events, arranged either chronologically or by category of events compiled by individuals or classes.

Mogk, David

228

GOLDÂ Genomes OnLine Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Free for academic and non-commercial use, the Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD) is an internet "resource for comprehensive access to information regarding complete and ongoing genome projects around the world. GOLD provides the largest available and most detailed monitoring of genome sequencing projects." This recently updated database presently contains 173 Published Complete Genomes (including 4 chromosomes, 445 Prokaryotic Ongoing Genomes, and 384 Eukaryotic Ongoing Genomes (including 8 chromosomes). The GOLD search engine allows users to search by Domain, Status, Institution, Phylogeny, and more. This site also contains GOLD-specific Links, related Other Links, and links to References, Statistics, and GOLD News.

229

News Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A set of recursive relations called NEWS (for New-Product Early Warning System) is here presented in its own right as a separable part of the DEMON System for marketing new products. NEWS is designed to distinguish the variables and relations that are usu...

A. Charnes W. W. Cooper J. K. Devoe D. B. Learner L. Light

1968-01-01

230

RFID News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News maintains current news about emerging standards (including the controversial ISO 11784/85 standard), innovative applications, and general issues. Some topics covered include pet identification devices, intellectual property, and court cases involving RFID.

2008-05-13

231

Transponder News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Transponder News offers several articles that explore the technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) in greater detail. Topics include choosing the frequency, types of RFID systems, suppliers, trends, and technical reports. Visitors will also find links to interviews, standards, and registration for Transponder News' newsletter of site updates.

Marsh, Mike

1969-12-31

232

News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The news media provides a public forum that educates and informs the government and the governed. The tension between news as a business commodity and public good affects newsgathering and dissemination--what the public wants to know and what they need to...

J. Benfer J. Bohr J. Chambers R. Castellvi W. Beard

2004-01-01

233

The Causes of Youths' Low News Consumption and Strategies for Making Youths Happy News Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the uses and gratifications theory and the Delphi technique, this study did an in-depth investigation among 28 college and high school students on youths' rationales behind their news consumption behavior. The study concludes that, in years to come, the news industry needs to realize a true convergence online by providing to the younger generation an experience of consuming

Edgar Huang

2009-01-01

234

Agenda Setting and the “New” NewsPatterns of Issue Importance Among Readers of the Paper and Online Versions of the New York Times  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines whether readers of the paper and online versions of a national newspaper acquire different perceptions of the importance of political issues. Using data from a weeklong experiment in which subjects either readthe print version of the New York Times, the online version of that paper, or received no special exposure, this study finds evidence that people exposed

Scott L. Althaus; David Tewksbury

2002-01-01

235

Open Access  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder…

Suber, Peter

2012-01-01

236

The Changing Landscape of Science News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Social media are revolutionizing the ways that people communicate and the ways they get their news. Traditional news outlets are in decline, and no subject area is declining faster than science news. Every day there are fewer professional science journalists working in traditional media. On the other hand, ever greater numbers of scientists, science enthusiasts, and online journalists are turning to blogs, podcasts, eBooks, twitter feeds, and social media sites like Facebook and Tumbler to spread news about science. I will present an overview of the state of science journalism and speculate on the likely directions it seems to be heading. I will also offer some general guidelines to help scientists understand what makes a good science news story, as well as suggesting ways that they can get their work in the news.

Riordon, James

2011-03-01

237

United States Access Board  

MedlinePLUS

... access to buildings and sites nationwide in new construction and alterations. Similar standards apply to building and ... parks and other federal outdoor sites in new construction and alterations. Board News Board Issues Final Guidelines ...

238

Pulse News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It can be quite fun to read the news, but about what the beauty of viewing a clutch of colorful news sites? Pulse is an "elegant news reading application" designed for the iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices. The application uses colorful panning story bars and populates them with content from sources (such as CNN, the BBC, and so on) selected by the user. Visitors can sign up for a free account, and they will also want to read over the FAQ section on the site.

2012-02-03

239

A Point to Share: Streamlining Access Services Workflow through Online Collaboration, Communication, and Storage with Microsoft SharePoint  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explains how the document management team (circulation and interlibrary loan) at the University of Maryland University College implemented Microsoft's SharePoint product to create a central hub for online collaboration, communication, and storage. Enhancing the team's efficiency, organization, and cooperation was the primary goal.…

Diffin, Jennifer; Chirombo, Fanuel; Nangle, Dennis; de Jong, Mark

2010-01-01

240

A Point to Share: Streamlining Access Services Workflow through Online Collaboration, Communication, and Storage with Microsoft SharePoint  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explains how the document management team (circulation and interlibrary loan) at the University of Maryland University College implemented Microsoft's SharePoint product to create a central hub for online collaboration, communication, and storage. Enhancing the team's efficiency, organization, and cooperation was the primary goal.…

Diffin, Jennifer; Chirombo, Fanuel; Nangle, Dennis; de Jong, Mark

2010-01-01

241

News & Events  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Transparency; Website Policies. FDA. US Food and Drug ... 888-463-6332) Email FDA. USA.gov; E ... International Programs; News & Events; Training and ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents

242

Television News in the Classroom: What Are Adolescents Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined current-events knowledge of high school students with and without access to daily television news in the classroom. Found that students with greater prior knowledge of current events had more interest in the news and sought external news sources. (Author/LBT)|

Anderman, Eric M.; Johnston, Jerome

1998-01-01

243

Washington Post Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Washington Post has an online version on the Web. The site includes the full text of the daily edition, plus news from the 50 states, a daily congressional calendar, and over 1000 pages of links to news, reference and Web sites for over 200 countries around the world. Features include movie reviews, book reviews (along with selected first chapters of books), links to over fifteen online comic strips, and sports features. A searchable archive of the previous two weeks papers is available and, in the near future, an archive from 1986 to the present will be available. There are also several chat rooms on various subjects ranging from business to local Washington, DC issues. While the Post is well known for its international and national coverage, the online version is also very strong with respect to local area news.

1996-01-01

244

Stimulating or Reinforcing Political Interest: Using Panel Data to Examine Reciprocal Effects Between News Media and Political Interest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is the news media merely a tool for those already interested in politics, or can the news media stimulate interest in politics? While the news media likely serve both functions, little research has examined these dual functions and how television, print, and online news media differ in their performance of these functions. I use simultaneous equation modeling of 3-wave panel

Shelley Boulianne

2011-01-01

245

The Marine Realms Information Bank Family of Digital Libraries: Access to Free Online Information for Coastal and Marine Science  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Searching the World Wide Web for reliable information about specific topics or locations can be frustrating: too many hits, too little relevance. A well-designed digital library, offering a carefully selected collection of online resources, is an attractive alternative to web search engines. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides three digital libraries for coastal and marine science to serve the needs of a diverse audience--scientists, public servants, educators, and the public.

Lightsom, Frances L.; Allwardt, Alan O.

2007-01-01

246

News and the overloaded consumer: factors influencing information overload among news consumers.  

PubMed

News producers continue to increase their volume of production and delivery platforms in an effort to reach and maintain news consumers. However, consumers may not necessarily find more news desirable. Previous studies have suggested that information surplus can lead to negative outcomes for consumers, but research of outcomes related to news production and consumption has been scant. This study explores novel areas of news surplus and overload, empirically examining factors associated with the degree of perceived overload across a broad spectrum of news delivery platforms. The findings reveal that the majority of today's news consumers feel overloaded with the amount of news they are confronted with. Gender, news interest, and the use of specific news platforms and outlets predict the degree of that overload. News access through platforms and outlets such as computers, e-readers, and Facebook is positively associated with overload, whereas other platforms such as television and the iPhone are negatively associated with overload. Implications for media psychology and news consumption are discussed. PMID:23020743

Holton, Avery E; Chyi, Hsiang Iris

2012-09-28

247

Internet Exercises as a Means of Integrating Late-breaking Astronomy News Into the Introductory Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomy is a dynamic science, a point that is sometimes lost on students who slog through the standard treatment of the introductory astronomy course. By integrating the easy access to current research information afforded by the internet and other media, it is possible to tailor the introductory course so that students gain a greater appreciation of the ever-changing landscape of scientific knowledge. For the rest of their lives, the students now taking our courses will be informed of astronomical discoveries through the mass media, which increasingly includes the internet. Through design of assignments that ask students to confront the presentation of late-breaking astronomy news, the introductory astronomy course can help students to be able to process such information long after they have graduated. Caton has taken this idea to an extreme, developing a nonlinear, topics-driven approach to teaching the introductory course (Mercury, 25.6, p.29). Some may be unwilling to suspend the traditional course structure to take such an approach, but there are alternatives. The internet provides easy access to a wider range of breaking astronomy news. Several science news services are available, and many astronomy-related sites offer regular updates. Direct sources for press releases are also easily found. With such access, students can follow stories as they develop. The key to achieving this is through design of assignments that force the students to look for the latest information online. Several variations have been tried at Gardner-Webb, mostly involving student construction of web browser documents that profile particular stories. These assignments build student skills in online research, and communicate that astronomy is an evolving science. Hopefully, they also instill a confidence that allows individual analysis of astronomy (and indeed all science) stories in the news for years to come - well after the specific details of the astronomy course are forgotten.

English, T.

1997-12-01

248

Giving rheumatology patients online home access to their electronic medical record (EMR): advantages, drawbacks and preconditions according to care providers.  

PubMed

Technology enables patients home access to their electronic medical record (EMR), via a patient portal. This study aims to analyse (dis)advantages, preconditions and suitable content for this service, according to rheumatology health professionals. A two-phase policy Delphi study was conducted. First, interviews were performed with nurses/nurse practitioners (n = 9) and rheumatologists (n = 13). Subsequently, collected responses were quantified, using a questionnaire among the interviewees. The following advantages of patient home access to the EMR were reported: (1) enhancement of patient participation in treatment, (2) increased knowledge and self-management, (3) improved patient-provider interaction, (4) increased patient safety, and (5) better communication with others. Foreseen disadvantages of the service included: (1) problems with interpretation of data, (2) extra workload, (3) a change in consultation content, and (4) disturbing the patient-provider interaction. Also, the following preconditions emerged from the data: (1) optimal security, (2) no extra record, but a patient-accessible section, (3) no access to clinical notes, and (4) a lag time on the release of lab data. Most respondents reported that data on diagnosis, medication, treatment plan and consultations could be released to patients. On releasing more complex data, such as bodily examinations, lab results and radiological images the opinions differed considerably. Providing patients home access to their medical record might be a valuable next step into patient empowerment and in service towards the patient, provided that security is optimal and content and presentation of data are carefully considered. PMID:22453527

van der Vaart, Rosalie; Drossaert, Constance H C; Taal, Erik; van de Laar, Mart A F J

2012-03-28

249

California History Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The California Historical Society's Website presents accessible, interesting, and well-designed scholarly and educational materials relating to California history. One interesting section, The California History Online Timeline, allows users to click on a timeline of images to access material on key events and time periods in California history. These include European exploration, the Spanish Colonial frontier, Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the impact of the railroad, economic growth at the turn of the century, and the Great Depression. Each section features a sidebar outline where visitors can break the exhibit down into its sub-sections to view text and images. For scholars and amateur historians of the state, the Society also offers the complete tables of contents for all the issues of California History from 1922 to 1998. The Society has begun to post full texts of the issues from 1950 to 1993, though this process seems to be in the earliest stages. Finally, the Website features a quarterly newsletter giving information about archived and upcoming exhibits, events around the state celebrating California history, and news about the Society's programs and acquisitions.

2001-01-01

250

Asia Times Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the world's news flows increasingly from Asian nations, those people looking for a credible online source that concentrates on this region will find it in Asia Times Online. The site's front page features top stories from Asia Times journalists as well as from other online dailies and reports, including the South China Morning Post, Business Times Online, and the Australian Financial Review. The site offers separate sections for China, Southeast Asia, Japan, the Koreas, India/ Pakistan, Central Asia, and Oceania as well as departments devoted to Business Briefs, Global Economy, and Media and Industrial Technology. The entire site, including archives, is searchable.

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The News International Newspapers’ intranet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1985, News International has maintained an in-house database which provides access to several daily and Sunday newspaper titles and has developed into a powerful research tool for librarians and journalists. A plan to provide a web-based front end to the Editorial Database led to the development of an Editorial Services Intranet which also makes available content produced by Reference

Gertrud Erbach; Lynda Iley

1999-01-01

252

Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week's In the News focuses on the disputed Child Online Protection Act (COPA). The eight resources discussed provide news, commentary, analysis, and primary material. Last Wednesday in a US District Court in Philadelphia, proceedings began in a hearing that will determine the future of the controversial COPA. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton last October as part of an omnibus budget bill that allocated $500 billion for fiscal 1999, COPA requires commercial Web publishers to verify the age of Internet users who wish to access material deemed to be "harmful to minors." However, COPA has not yet taken effect because it has been suspended since last November under a preliminary injunction that questions the law's constitutionality in regard to the First Amendment. The current hearing is to resolve whether or not the injunction will be extended. The challenge to COPA, which claims a violation of free speech and personal privacy rights, was filed jointly by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) on behalf of seventeen groups and businesses, including booksellers, news media, medical professionals, and gay rights organizations. In defense of the law, the US Department of Justice asserts that COPA is necessary to protect children from mature online content that lacks "serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value." If the injunction is not upheld by the court, COPA will go into effect February 1 and transgressors of the law could receive up to six months in jail and a $50,000 fine for each day of violation, in addition to civil penalties. COPA is the second significant attempt made by Congress to legislate the protection of children in cyberspace. In June 1997, the US Supreme Court overturned the online censorship provisions of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA). The constitutionality of COPA, which has been dubbed CDA II, ultimately may be decided in the Supreme Court as well.

Osmond, Andrew.

1999-01-01

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A comparison of clinicians' access to online knowledge resources using two types of information retrieval applications in an academic hospital setting  

PubMed Central

Objective: The research studied whether a clinician's preference for online health knowledge resources varied with the use of two applications that were designed for information retrieval in an academic hospital setting. Methods: The researchers analyzed a year's worth of computer log files to study differences in the ways that four clinician groups (attending physicians, housestaff physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses) sought information using two types of information retrieval applications (health resource links or Infobutton icons) across nine resources while they reviewed patients' laboratory results. Results: From a set of 14,979 observations, the authors found statistically significant differences among the 4 clinician groups for accessing resources using the health resources application (P<0.001) but not for the Infobuttons application (P?=?0.31). For the health resources application, the preferences of the 4 clinical groups varied according to the specific resources examined (all P?0.02). Conclusion: The information-seeking behavior of clinicians may vary in relation to their role and the way in which the information is presented. Studying these behaviors can provide valuable insights to those tasked with maintaining information retrieval systems' links to appropriate online knowledge resources.

Hunt, Sevgin; Cimino, James J.; Koziol, Deloris E.

2013-01-01

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News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House

National Chemistry Week (NCW)

National Chemistry Week Celebrating Chemistry and Art is the theme of NCW 2001, to be held November 4-10, 2001. As you make plans for participating in the celebrations in your area, keep in mind that JCE is developing special materials on this theme, which will appear in our October issue: Classroom Activities, a comprehensive Illustrated Resource Paper, Report from Online, specially written brief articles illustrated in color, articles related to the theme, and CLIPs (Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles).

Awards Announced

Passer Award

Passer Award recipients from the April 1 closing date are:
  • George Bennett, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
  • Daniel Berger, Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
  • Karen Dunlap, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
  • Myung-Hoon Kim, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA
  • Cheryl Longfellow, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jerry Maas, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
  • Tim Royappa, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Visiting Scientist Award, Western Connecticut Section

Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America, has been selected as the 2001 Visiting Scientist of the Western Connecticut Section of the ACS. The award, presented annually since 1967, brings an outstanding chemical educator to visit high schools in Fairfield County, CT. In May, Bunce visited three high schools, Christian Heritage School, Fairfield High School, and Greenwich High School, where she interacted with teachers and students and presented lectures and demonstrations to several chemistry classes. She was also keynote speaker at the ACS local section's Education Night. The awardee is selected by a committee of university and high school teachers, industrial chemists, and the previous Visiting Scientist; there is an honorarium of 1500 plus expenses.

Welch Award

Roger D. Kornberg, a professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, received the 2001 Welch Award for his discovery of the nucleosome and establishing its role in gene regulation; for his discovery of a giant complex of 20 proteins known as the "Mediator", which regulates the transcription process; and for determining the atomic structure of RNA polymerase II. The 300,000 award salutes Kornberg's lifetime contributions to biochemistry.

NSTA Teacher Awards

During its 2001 national convention the National Science Teachers Association presented prizes and awards to teachers for their exemplary teaching practices and commitment to quality science education. Many appear below.
Distinguished Service to Science Education Award
  • JoAnne Vasquez, Science Consultant, Gilbert, AZ
  • Richard F. Duncan, Beaverton Administrative Center, Beaverton, OR
  • Mitchell E. Batoff, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
  • Al Stenstrup, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Education Foundation Exemplary Science Teaching Award, High School Level
  • Gerald Friday, Marquette High School, Milwaukee, WI
Gustav Ohaus Innovations in Science Teaching, High School
  • Mark Stefanski, Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA (first place)
  • James A. Szoka, Clarke County Hi

    2001-08-01

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News Archives: One-Stop Shopping, Boutique Hopping and the Specialty News Search Site.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines options for the researcher who wants to narrow canvassing of Web accessible material to just news-related articles. Discusses scout pages, meta-search pages, and news-only searches from World Wide Web search sites, then notes the benefits and problems for each. (AEF)|

Paul, Nora

1998-01-01

256

Online Education: Growing, but Painfully  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evolve or dissolve. That advice, from a recent report on virtual universities, played out in two news stories last May 2009. The University of Texas' online division is staring down a deep budget hole as it loses a longtime subsidy. In Utah, budget cuts have killed a 10-campus online consortium. Those and other predicaments reflect the growing…

Parry, Marc

2009-01-01

257

Computer News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents several news stories about computers and technology. (1) Applied Science Associates of Narragansett, Rhode Island is providing computer modeling technology to help locate the remains to the USS Bonhomme Richard, which sank in 1779 after claiming a Revolutionary War victory. (2) Whyville, the leading edu-tainment virtual…

Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007

2007-01-01

258

Cyberspace News on Campus: The South Pacific Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explains that since 1998, the Pacific Journalism Online training website at the University of the South Pacific has provided a problem-based approach to Internet news gathering and production based on real media assignments. Outlines the "reality" course methodology and strategies for providing news training from a campus-based newsroom. (PM)|

Robie, David

2002-01-01

259

Negotiating Claims to Journalism: Webloggers' Orientation to News Genres  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores how writers of online diaries, or weblogs, about public affairs negotiate their relationship with the genres and social position of news journalism. Although often labelled radical journalists, this paper finds, through interviews with seven webloggers, that such writers orient themselves in complex ways towards news journalism, at times drawing upon its modes of knowledge, at times setting

Donald Matheson

2004-01-01

260

Investigating the News Seeking Behavior of Young Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the news-seeking and browsing behaviours of young adults, partly in the context of everyday life information seeking (ELIS), in order to explore their perceptions of and attitudes towards print and online news media. The study is significant because traditional print newspapers face a steady decline in their readership…

Qayyum, M. Asim; Williamson, Kirsty; Liu, Ying-Hsang; Hider, Philip

2010-01-01

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Open Access Capture of Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Using an Online Patient-Reported Outcomes Instrument  

PubMed Central

Background Persons with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) frequently search online for information about causes and treatment options. The GerdQ self-assessment questionnaire can be used for diagnosis of GERD and follow-up of symptoms. Objectives To assess whether it is feasible (1) to study the prevalence and impact of GERD in persons visiting a GERD information website, and (2) to identify partial responsiveness to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy using the GerdQ. Methods All visitors (aged 18–79 years) to a GERD information website between November 2008 and May 2011 were invited to complete the GerdQ online. The GerdQ questionnaire consists of 6 questions (score per question: 0–3). In respondents who did not use PPIs, we used the questionnaire to identify those with GERD (total score ?8) and assess the influence of these symptoms on their daily life, divided into low (total score <3 on impact questions) and high impact (total score ?3 on impact questions). In PPI users, we used the GerdQ to quantify partial responsiveness by any report of heartburn, regurgitation, sleep disturbance, or over-the-counter medication use for more than 1 day in the preceding week. We subsequently asked GerdQ respondents scoring ?8 to complete the disease-specific Quality of Life in Reflux and Dyspepsia (QOLRAD) questionnaire. Results A total of 131,286 visitors completed the GerdQ, of whom 80.23% (n = 105,329) did not use a PPI. Of these, we identified 67,379 respondents (63.97%) to have GERD (n = 32,935; 48.88% high impact). We invited 14,028 non-PPI users to complete the QOLRAD questionnaire, of whom 1231 (8.78%) completed the questionnaire. Mean total QOLRAD scores were 5.14 (SEM 0.04) for those with high-impact GERD and 5.77 (SEM 0.04) for those with low-impact GERD (P < .001). In PPI users, 22,826 of 25,957 respondents (87.94%) reported partial responsiveness. We invited 6238 PPI users to complete the QOLRAD questionnaire, of whom 599 (9.60%) completed the disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaire. Mean total QOLRAD scores were 4.62 (SEM 0.05) for partial responders and 5.88 (SEM 0.14) for adequate responders (P < .001). Conclusions The GerdQ identified GERD in many website respondents and measured partial responsiveness in the majority of PPI users. Both non-PPI users with GERD and PPI users with partial responsiveness were associated with a decreased health-related quality of life. We have shown the feasibility of GERD patient identification online.

Jansen, Jan BMJ; van Oijen, Martijn GH

2012-01-01

262

Chainguard - Online: Bicycle Advocacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Chainguard online is a site devoted to bicycle advocacy information. It is dedicated to "increasing bicycle advocacy publicity and locating and uniting cycle advocates." It links to other major bicycle advocacy pages sorted by geographic area, as well as to conferences, an article on the top ten bicycle commuting cities, and Internet Backroads, a list of cycling mailing lists and Usenet news groups.

263

NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For those persons looking to keep track of any number of news stories from around the world, NetNewsWire Lite will be a helpful application to have. This newest version contains several helpful features, including frequent news updates, numerous news sites, and a simplified interface. Along with these features, visitors will have access to a FAQ section, screenshots of the application, and an email address for support questions. NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.2 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS 10.1 and higher.

1995-01-01

264

News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes the following reports: "'LJ' (Library Journal) News Report: Libraries Success at Funding Books and Bytes"; "'SLJ' (School Library Journal) News Report: We're in the Money!"; and "'PW' (Publishers Weekly) News Reports". (AEF)|

St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Margolis, Rick; Glick, Andrea; Milliot, Jim

1999-01-01

265

Secrecy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Project on Government Secrecy, which works to "challenge excessive government secrecy and to promote public oversight," has recently launched this email publication. Distributed two to three times per week, Secrecy News contains stories on recent developments in secrecy and security policy and links to new materials placed on the FAS Website. A subscription form is provided at the site.

266

Footage.net: The Stock, Archival & News Footage Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This powerful gateway to stock, archival, and news footage is designed with media professionals in mind. However, certain researchers and perhaps some instructors can make excellent use of its access to over 1.6 million indexed shots. The site's Global Search page allows users to perform keyword searches of hundreds of major stock footage sources worldwide or within selected major databases. Most search returns include only clip descriptions, technical details, and ordering information. However, some databases, such as the Image Bank, provide online samples. Production professionals who cannot find particular clips through the search page can fill out a free Zap Request form, which is forwarded to footage companies and researchers who may be able to assist (note the Zap Request service is not available for personal or educational use). Additional resources at the site include a directory of key resources and contacts in the footage trade and a Newswire listing of the latest industry stories.

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Social Uses of Personal Health Information Within PatientsLikeMe, an Online Patient Community: What Can Happen When Patients Have Access to One Another's Data  

PubMed Central

Background This project investigates the ways in which patients respond to the shared use of what is often considered private information: personal health data. There is a growing demand for patient access to personal health records. The predominant model for this record is a repository of all clinically relevant health information kept securely and viewed privately by patients and their health care providers. While this type of record does seem to have beneficial effects for the patient–physician relationship, the complexity and novelty of these data coupled with the lack of research in this area means the utility of personal health information for the primary stakeholders—the patients—is not well documented or understood. Objective PatientsLikeMe is an online community built to support information exchange between patients. The site provides customized disease-specific outcome and visualization tools to help patients understand and share information about their condition. We begin this paper by describing the components and design of the online community. We then identify and analyze how users of this platform reference personal health information within patient-to-patient dialogues. Methods Patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) post data on their current treatments, symptoms, and outcomes. These data are displayed graphically within personal health profiles and are reflected in composite community-level symptom and treatment reports. Users review and discuss these data within the Forum, private messaging, and comments posted on each other’s profiles. We analyzed member communications that referenced individual-level personal health data to determine how patient peers use personal health information within patient-to-patient exchanges. Results Qualitative analysis of a sample of 123 comments (about 2% of the total) posted within the community revealed a variety of commenting and questioning behaviors by patient members. Members referenced data to locate others with particular experiences to answer specific health-related questions, to proffer personally acquired disease-management knowledge to those most likely to benefit from it, and to foster and solidify relationships based on shared concerns. Conclusions Few studies examine the use of personal health information by patients themselves. This project suggests how patients who choose to explicitly share health data within a community may benefit from the process, helping them engage in dialogues that may inform disease self-management. We recommend that future designs make each patient’s health information as clear as possible, automate matching of people with similar conditions and using similar treatments, and integrate data into online platforms for health conversations.

Massagli, Michael P

2008-01-01

268

ScienceDaily: Space and Time News Headlines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Space and Time News Headlines section of the ScienceDaily online magazine contains news articles on astronomy, space missions, space technology, astrophysics, the search for extraterrestrial life, the origin of the moon, and other space-related issues. ScienceDaily articles are selected from news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world. Each news release is posted in its original form, with a contact name and link to the organization, to aid journalists and others interested in finding up-to-date and relevant background information for a particular story.

269

Philosophy News Service (PNS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Updated daily, this site offers links to online philosophy news and articles from a variety of sources, though most seem to be located in the US or Australia. Recent items included pieces on the ethics of Kosovo, philosophical counseling, Noam Chomsky and Edward Said, an audio symposium on "Genes, Genesis, and God," and several notices of professional interest. Additional features at the site include PhilosophEye, a special essay with related links offering "philosophical perspectives on matters of public interest," a philosophy calendar, a Question of the Week with posted responses, and related links. The PNS also hosts a mailing list, PNS-List, which shares research and professional announcements for philosophers and philosophy students.

1999-01-01

270

APS News: Limerick Contest Finalists & Winners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from the March 1997 issue of APS News Online contains the finalists and winners of the first APS Physics Limerick Contest. Twenty-five humorous limericks concentrated on classical and modern physics concepts are provided along with a link to view the remaining submissions.

2006-09-29

271

VOA: VOA News in 53 Languages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Voice of America (VOA) began broadcasting in 1942, with the expressed object of providing accurate, objective, and reliable news to people in closed or war-torn societies. VOA has continued to evolve through the postwar, Cold War, and now post-Cold War eras, and presently produces and broadcasts over 900 hours of news and information programs each week in 53 languages to a worldwide audience of 91 million. In addition to shortwave, AM, and FM radio and satellite television, VOA news is available online at the VOANews site. Here visitors will find the top international stories as well as the lead stories in seven regions of the world. Correspondent reports and feature stories by topic are also available. In addition, the site links to live news Webcasts and information pages for the myriad VOA language services.

272

From Paper to Screen: Mapping the Path of Online Newspapers in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper lays the groundwork for a genealogy of online newspapers in Australia. Its main task is descriptive, mapping the field of study - online newspapers in Australia - and discussing the main landmarks in this media environment, such as News Limited's www.news.com.au , and Fairfax's online versions of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald . As a necessary point

Lucy Morieson

2007-01-01

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Reference Linking with DOIs: A Case Study [and] The Santa Fe Convention of the Open Archives Initiative [and] The UPS Prototype: An Experiment End-User Service across E-Print Archives [and] The Costs of Print, Fiche, and Digital Access: The Early Canadiana Online Project [and] Ad*Access: Seeking Copyright Permissions for a Digital Age.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes five articles that discuss publishers' metadata hyperlinks with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) on the Internet; the Santa Fe Convention of the Open Archives initiative (Oai) that promotes author self-archiving; the Universal Preprint Service; costs of digital, microfiche, and print access; and an online database of old print…

Atkins, Helen; Lyons, Catherine; Ratner, Howard; Risher, Carol; Shillum, Chris; Sidman, David; Stevens, Andrew; Van de Sompel, Herbert; Lagoze, Carl; Van de Sompel, Herbert; Krichel, Thomas; Nelson, Michael L.; Hochstenbach, Patrick; Lyapunov, Victor M.; Maly, Kurt; Zubair, Mohammad; Kholief, Mohamed; Liu, Xiaoming; O'Connell, Heath; Kingma, Bruce R.; Pritcher, Lynn

2000-01-01

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1991 registry of the French Society of Hemapheresis (SFH): preliminary results for the first year of the on-line computer access file. The Registry Study Group.  

PubMed

From 1985 to 1990, the French Society of Hemapheresis (SFH) managed a National Registry of Plasma Exchange (PE) which included a data collection service, computer data input and statistical analysis of the total operation. The management of this registry did, however, encounter some problems. In 1991, an on-line computer access file was created, permitting French centers to input their data in Minitel Registry System. As a result, analysis on a national scale has proven more time-effective and data collection errors have been noticeably reduced. In January 1991, 43 centers were connected to the Minitel System. Only 17 centers, representing 4706 PEs, entered their data directly to the Minitel System during 1991 and, during the first term of 1992, a further 11 centers, representing 3258 PEs, communicated their data on paper in batch mode. The final total for 1990 was: 26 centers representing 860 patients and 7991 PEs. It is likely that some small imperfections have already developed during processing of the 1991 data, but these will be corrected as they are entered into the system. With the implementation of the Minitel System the French PE Registry represents a more accurate picture of plasmapheresis activity in France. PMID:10146339

Korach, J M; Bussel, H; Annane, D; Gajdos, P

1993-07-01

275

SD Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Foundation presents SD Online, a special feature of the Sustainable Development pages. SD Online is a full-text database of the Foundation's resources which "explore specific facets of the sustainability debate and take advantage of the Foundation's research in a variety of areas." Beginning in 1998, the databases have grown to include a Networks database, tools database, as well as databases on SME support initiatives and education and training. Each searchable and browseable database must be accessed separately using the sidebar menu on the right, and each offers a brief explanation of the information within the database, as well as fully cataloged records.

276

Design News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learning about the world of design can be rather fun, and for persons interested in entering this industry, it can be essential to stay on top of ongoing developments. Design Week launched their site in November 2006, and as the publication is based in Britain, the coverage of design events and trends is primarily focused on the British and Continental scenes. From those thinking about looking for a new job in the field, the site also contains job postings and suggestions for those going on the job market. The site is rounded out by a place where visitors can also sign up to receive news alerts via email.

277

Breaking news on twitter  

Microsoft Academic Search

After the news of Osama Bin Laden's death leaked through Twitter, many people wondered if Twitter would fundamentally change the way we produce, spread, and consume news. In this paper we provide an in-depth analysis of how the news broke and spread on Twitter. We confirm the claim that Twitter broke the news first, and find evidence that Twitter had

Mengdie Hu; Shixia Liu; Furu Wei; Yingcai Wu; John Stasko; Kwan-Liu Ma

2012-01-01

278

Fox News Nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fox News Network has received a lot of attention from political pundits, scholars and elected officials. At best, Fox News merely preaches to the choir of (already) conservative viewers. At worst, Fox News is polarizing viewers by moving their audience to the extreme right. Past research suggests that Fox News viewers hold more conservative attitudes and beliefs, but only

Glen Smith

279

Climate Research Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Inter-Research, a German-based scientific publisher, offers Climate Research (CR) Online, a scientific journal detailing the interactions of climate with organisms, ecosystems, and human societies. Currently, CR Online offers free access to the full text and graphics for all issues starting with Vol. 10 (1998). Articles (.pdf format) may be browsed online or downloaded at the site. Tables of Contents and abstracts are available for most issues before 1998. The CR Online site offers search capabilities for all CR articles since 1995. In addition, author instructions, a list of forthcoming articles, and a full listing of CR's special issues are accessible through the site.

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Getting Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a As the i in iPhone implies, this is a device that is all about the Internet. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the different ways the iPhone\\u000a and iPod touch can connect to the Internet, and how to get online using each of them. You’ll also learn about how to securely\\u000a access a remote office network by configuring virtual private

Ryan J. Faas

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Determination of benzodiazepines in human hair by on-line high-performance liquid chromatography using a restricted access extraction column.  

PubMed

A method is described for the identification of five frequently prescribed benzodiazepines (BZD) (clonazepam, diazepam, flunitrazepam, midazolam and oxazepam) in human hair samples by reversed phase HPLC, following on-line simple enrichment and clean-up on a restricted access extraction column. 50mg of powdered hair were incubated (2h at 45 degrees C) after sonication (1h) in 1 ml of the following solution (methanol:ammonia, 97.5/2.5, v/v). The aliquot was centrifuged and the methanolic phase transferred to a conical tube and evaporated under a gentle stream of nitrogen. The residue was reconstituted by adding 100 microl of a mixture of phosphate buffer (20mM, pH=2.2) and acetonitrile (94/6, v/v). A total of 80 microl were injected into the system with the column switching technique. The pre-column or clean-up column was washed with phosphate buffer pH=7.2. The drugs retained on the pre-column were then eluted in the back-flush mode and separated on a C(8) semi micro column, Lichrospher select B, 125 mm x 3 mm. The BZD were determined by a photodiode-array detector at 254 nm, using reference data (retention time and UV spectra) stored in a personal library. The method showed excellent linearity between 0.5 and 20 ng/mg of hair for clonazepam, flunitrazepam and midazolam and between 0.5 and 100 ng/mg of hair for diazepam and oxazepam. Finally, the present method has been applied to a number of forensic cases in our laboratory. PMID:11731192

El Mahjoub, A; Staub, C

2001-11-15

282

Consumer Motivations for Online Shopping  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consumers shop online for goal-oriented, instrumental reasons, and for experiential reasons. However, goaloriented motives are more common among online shoppers than are experiential motives. Based on our exploratory research of online shopping using 5 offline and 4 online focus groups conducted in conjunction with Harris Interactive, we identify and discuss attributes that facilitate goal-oriented online shopping, including accessibility\\/convenience, selection, information

Mary Wolfinbarger; Mary Gilly

2000-01-01

283

The Real-Life-Referent as a Standard for News Perspective Bias.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The concept of news perspective bias necessitates the creation of an empirical standard by which to judge that bias. A study defined and tested a real life referent applicable to planned, sustained news events that have identifiable and accessible participants. The study compared the television news coverage of court ordered busing to achieve…

Barbatsis, Gretchen S.

284

i-SNG: A cost-effective live news broadcasting system over heterogeneous wireless networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Live satellite news gathering services, featuring real-time streaming of high-quality video, are typically enabled via expensive SNG vehicles and satellite transmissions by TV news companies. With advances in broadband wireless access technologies, delivering live news broadcasting service over broadband wireless networks will become a reality. However, LNB services demand high video fidelity and may consume excessive uplink bandwidth in wireless

Chia-Hui Wang; Hsing-Shao Liu; Wanjiun Liao

2011-01-01

285

Accessing Federal Government Documents Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes and presents in a table the contents, coverage, updating frequency, system availability, and thesauri available for 24 databases which provide business, medical, legal, criminal justice, and statistical information, as well as information from/on the U.S. Congress, the Federal Register, U.S. Government procurement, technical reports,…

Hunt, Deborah S.

1982-01-01

286

"Chemistry Is in the News": Taxonomy of Authentic News Media-Based Learning Activities. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of 'authentic news media-based learning…

Glaser, Rainer E.; Carson, Kathleen M.

2005-01-01

287

"Chemistry Is in the News": Taxonomy of Authentic News Media-Based Learning Activities. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of 'authentic news media-based learning…

Glaser, Rainer E.; Carson, Kathleen M.

2005-01-01

288

Chemistry Is in the News: Taxonomy of authentic news media-based learning activities1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of `authentic news media-based learning activities' to provide a

Rainer E. Glaser; Kathleen M. Carson

2005-01-01

289

The Relationship between Searches Performed in Online Databases and the Number of Full-Text Articles Accessed: Measuring the Interaction between Database and E-Journal Collections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a quantitative analysis exploring the interaction and relationship between the online database and electronic journal collections at the J. N. Desmarais Library of Laurentian University. A very strong relationship exists between the number of searches and the size of the online database…

Lamothe, Alain R.

2011-01-01

290

Equal Access to All.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the Section 508 amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that directs the use of technology. Describes guidelines for online training accessibility with which vendors hoping for government business must fully comply. (JOW)

Schettler, Joel

2002-01-01

291

An Evaluation of Online Help for the NOTIS OPAC.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of online help systems in online public access catalogs (OPACs) focuses on a study that evaluated the online help system for the NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System) OPAC. Features of the system reviewed include online functions; training features; general interface features; access points; and message content and…

White, Frank

1994-01-01

292

A personal news agent that talks, learns and explains  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most work on intelligent information agents has thus far focused on systems that are accessible through the World Wide Web. As demanding schedules prohibit people from continuous access to their computers, there is a clear demand for information systems that do not require workstation access or graphical user interfaces. We present a personal news agent that is designed to become

Daniel Billsus; Michael J. Pazzani

1999-01-01

293

ALICAT. The Online Catalog.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide for users of the Adelphi University Libraries provides instructions for accessing the bibliographic records of the libraries' holdings, which have been stored online since 1968. The steps necessary to search the Adelphi Libraries Catalog Online (ALICAT) by author, title, subject, or call number are explained using text and…

Ok Park, Hye, Ed.; And Others

294

ALICAT. The Online Catalog.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for users of the Adelphi University Libraries provides instructions for accessing the bibliographic records of the libraries' holdings, which have been stored online since 1968. The steps necessary to search the Adelphi Libraries Catalog Online (ALICAT) by author, title, subject, or call number are explained using text and…

Ok Park, Hye, Ed.; And Others

295

Network News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Varied ways in which colleges and universities are using the Internet to present their offerings to both their own communities and the public as well as to gain access to information is examined. Applications include presentation of institutional information, community data, media relations, electronic mail, internal communication, and…

Facciponti, Patricia A.

1995-01-01

296

The Television News Exchange  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A special issue with extensive coverage of The Television News Exchange. Contributing authors from all over the world give their perspectives on the current status and future prospects of The Television News Exchange. (HB)|

Boni, Vittorio; And Others

1975-01-01

297

Non-News Viewers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents results of a study among a rural population of the relationship of amount of local and network television news-viewing and age, education, sex, income, length of local residence, radio-news listening behavior, and newspaper reading. (JMF)|

Poindexter, Paula M.

1980-01-01

298

News Before Newspapers  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 1513 to 1640, news pamphlets informed and entertained the English. Such publications have been difficult to identify and little has been written about them. More than 1,200 pamphlets were identified by reviewing entries in the Short Title Catalogue. They were then analyzed by numbers produced and subject matter. Factors that news pamphlets may share with modern news formats -

Richard Streckfuss

1998-01-01

299

Turning on the News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses adolescents' lack of interest in news and relates it to their apathy and cynicism about wider social and political issues. Examines whether the news media are to blame for this situation, and to what extent they might help overcome it. Discusses how news media, and the social and political issues they represent, can be made relevant to…

Buckingham, David

1999-01-01

300

Breaking Bad News  

Microsoft Academic Search

Breaking bad news has been ignored in the past and still depends largely on culture and social state. We experience now a strong trend towards full information in modern societies. The article describes the typical stages patients go through when dealing with bad news. Recommendations how to break bad news stress the importance of privacy and enough time, the necessity

Rainer Schoefl

2008-01-01

301

Anthropology World News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site at Texas A&M features frequently updated links to anthropology news stories published on the web by major news sources and university press releases. The news items are listed most recently first, but the whole site can also searched by keyword.

1997-01-01

302

Yahoo! News: Photo Slideshows  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Yahoo!News has updated its Website with a new feature: slideshows of current news photos. Each of its news sections -- Top Stories, World, Entertainment, Sports, Science, Lifestyle, and Politics -- now contains a grouping of photos in a slideshow format. The slideshows are updated daily, and an archive is available. Be warned, however, that a few advertisements pop up during the slideshows.

2001-01-01

303

Turning on the News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses adolescents' lack of interest in news and relates it to their apathy and cynicism about wider social and political issues. Examines whether the news media are to blame for this situation, and to what extent they might help overcome it. Discusses how news media, and the social and political issues they represent, can be made relevant to…

Buckingham, David

1999-01-01

304

News from Online: A Spectrum of Color  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thomas Chasteen's site ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html) shows how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator. This graphic comes from his monochromator animation ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). Science Media's site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) includes spectroscopy tutorials by Brian Tissue. This graphic can be found at http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/light/graphics/em-rad.gif (©1998 B. M. Tissue, www.scimedia.com). All the colors in the rainbow! Now that is a good place to start. Go to About Rainbows ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/rnbw.html), a tutorial from astronomer Beverly Lynds, working with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The tutorial begins with a historical perspective, complete with a sketch by René Descartes in 1637. The bibliography makes this tutorial a good starting point for color exploration. About Rainbows brings you questions to explorefor example, "What happens when you look at a rainbow through dark glasses?" Try the links to these other sites. Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/Skymath.html) is especially for the middle school student. Reproducible masters of these teaching modules can be printed in English and Spanish. From Project SkyMath, you can go to Blue-Skies, a user-friendly graphical interface from The Weather Underground at the University of Michigan ( http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/BS.html). And speaking of blue skies, look at a great site, Why is the Sky Blue at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/sky/sky.shtml. This is a super site from the Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Arizona State University. If you go to Patterns in Nature: Light and Optics at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/activities.shtml, plan to spend some time, for it is wonderful. Another link from the About Rainbows tutorial goes to an experiment that is suitable for older students, Circles of Light--The Mathematics of Rainbows at http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/. Frederick J. Wicklin and Paul Edelman of the University of Minnesota note that this comprehensive lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke. Go back to About Rainbows to link to a Java applet, allowing you to change the incident angle and color of light striking a water droplet. This great teaching device is from Fu-Kwun Hwang of the National Taiwan Normal University at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava /Rainbow/rainbow.html. And while you are here in this site (choose English or Chinese), look at the more than 30 Java applets created by F.-K. Hwang at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/index.html. The interactive applet on Shadow/Image and Color is great fun, (http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/shadow /shadow.html). From mixing colors, we can go to Thomas Chasteen's fine work at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html for an animation (and movie also) of how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). This colorful graphic, showing incoming parallel white light, is clipped from that monochromator animation. While you are here at this site at Sam Houston State University, look at the other great animations and movies, including a movie showing solution-phase chemiluminescence at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/chemilumdir/movie.html. So now that we have explored the breaking down of light into its component colors, we need to also look at another process--polarizing light. Let's go to Science Media's comprehensive site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) to examine polarized light ( http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/spec/molec/polarim.htm). Of course, most

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-06-01

305

77 FR 37553 - Access Authorization Fees  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online...for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material,'' and 10 CFR part 25, ``Access Authorization.'' The NRC...

2012-06-22

306

Optimal online assignment with forecasts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Motivated by the allocation problem facing publishers in display advertising we formulate the online assignment with forecast problem, a version of the online allocation problem where the algorithm has access to random samples from the future set of arriving vertices. We provide a solution that allows us to serve Internet users in an online manner that is provably nearly optimal.

Erik Vee; Sergei Vassilvitskii; Jayavel Shanmugasundaram

2010-01-01

307

Adding value to financial news by computer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent advances in software permit applications where computers can intelligently process text based on its content. Since so much financial information is available first (and sometimes only) in textual form, these developments have great significant for Wall Street. The authors describe a deployed application that enhances access to financial news stories by categorizing them (as corporate acquisitions, earning reports, etc.)

Philip J. Hayes; Steven P. Weinstein

1991-01-01

308

A minority research and education information service: Design, develop, pilot test, and implement on-line access for historically black colleges and universities and government agencies. Annual status report, September 28, 1992--September 27, 1993  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the MOLIS project was to develop, design, and pilot test on-line access to current information on minority colleges and universities as well as federal minority opportunities. Federal Information Exchange, Inc. (FIE), a diversified information services company recognized by researchers and educators as a leader in the field of information delivery services, was awarded a 5 year small business research grant to develop and implement MOLIS. Since going on-line on April 29, 1991, MOLIS has provided current information on 138 Black and Hispanic colleges and universities -- including faculty and student profiles, financial data, research centers and equipment information, precollege and education programs, emerging capabilities, enrollment data, administrative personnel data, and current events -- as well as minority opportunities from participating federal agencies. Six federal agencies are currently participating in MOLIS, including: Agency for International Development; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Housing and Urban Development; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and National Science Foundation.

Rodman, J.A.

1993-08-01

309

ISSN Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is the internationally recognized unique numeric identifier for serial publications in any format. To date, the ISSN network, coordinated by the ISSN International Centre in Paris, has registered and assigned ISSNs for more than 900,000 serials, with approximately 4,000 new ISSNs added to the ISSN Register each month. Recently, this register has been made accessible through the Web at ISSN Online. ISSN Online is a subscription service, but it is available for free on a 30-day trial basis. Trial users must register an email address to obtain a temporary password. Then they may conduct 40 queries, view 400 records, and download 10 records during the test period.

310

Making kids online research work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Explores various alternative methods of online research with children: adult panels with access to children, schools access panels and platforms, and commercial secure platforms; discusses the pros and cons each of these methods in turn. Move on to maximising the cost effectiveness of online research, and here the four main areas for consideration are: questions, waves, size, and territories: all

Rohin Malhotra

2003-01-01

311

The Online Books Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Online Books Page Web site "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet...and aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all." The over 18,000 listings can be searched or browsed by author, title, and subject, of which every major physical science subject is represented. Each listing is linked to an outside Web site, making its availability unpredictable, but the shear number of books that are accessible make the Online Books Page a great resource.

1993-01-01

312

Emerging consumption patterns among young people of traditional and internet news platforms in the Low Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In search of a better understanding of young people’s news media consumption in a European high-media environment, this study analysed the role of uses and gratifications motivations in driving time spent with television news, newspapers, and online news sites, while controlling for the effects of possible influential socio-demographics. Our findings confirmed that the need to get information about the world

A. M. R. van Cauwenberge; L. S. J. d'Haenens; J. W. J. Beentjes

2010-01-01

313

The Quest for Credibility and Other Motives for News Consumption Among Ethnically Diverse Youths in Flanders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated online and offline news consumption among Turkish (N = 539), Moroccan (N = 482) and Flemish (N = 753) youngsters between the ages of 12 and 19 as well as the motivations behind their news use. The potentially explanatory role of culture-specific and socio-demographic antecedents was examined. The results showed that news plays a more prominent role in Moroccan and Turkish youngsters' lives

Hasibe Gezduci; Leen dHaenens

2010-01-01

314

News Grazers, Television News, Political Knowledge, and Engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the modern-day television “news grazer” in American politics. We define news grazers as those individuals who watch television news with remote control in hand and switch to another channel when an uninteresting topic comes up. Using survey data from the Pew Research Center, we find that news grazers differ significantly from nongrazers in news-gathering habits, political knowledge,

Jonathan S. Morris; Richard Forgette

2007-01-01

315

Agenda setting effects of mainstream news media on the public opinion  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is a demonstration project. It introduces novel research methods utilizing information technology to analyze the agenda setting theory effects of news media on public opinion and to help in explanation of findings. Radian6, an online marketing platform, was used to evaluate the salience of influenza vaccination by correlating news and Twitter mentions over time, and evaluates the sentiment

Jennifer A Smock

2010-01-01

316

Competition Between the Internet and Traditional News Media: The Gratification-Opportunities Niche Dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last decade, the Internet has become one of the most popular vehicles facilitating a variety of communication and information-sharing tasks worldwide. Its growing popularity as a new medium of communication has resulted in changes in use of traditional media. The purpose of this study was to better understand the uses of online news compared with news use via

John Dimmick; Yan Chen; Zhan Li

2004-01-01

317

Personifying the Radical: How News Framing Polarizes Security Concerns and Tolerance Judgments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines relationships among individual dispositions, news framing of civil liberties restrictions, security concerns, and political tolerance. We theorize that news frames condition the effects of individual dispositions on security and tolerance attitudes. To explore these relationships, an online-survey experiment was conducted with…

Keum, Heejo; Hillback, Elliott D.; Rojas, Hernando; De Zuniga, Homero Gil; Shah, Dhavan V.; McLeod, Douglas M.

2005-01-01

318

Interaction of regional news-media production and consumption through the social space  

Microsoft Academic Search

News-media organisations are operating in increasingly competitive and fragmented markets for audiences and advertising revenues. Through the advent of the Internet, regional news media are experiencing a revolution in their production and administrative processes, such that their survival depends on their ability to find a workable online business model. A growing army of bloggers and amateur citizen journalists now delivers

Finola Kerrigan; Gary Graham

2010-01-01

319

New Form of Identity (ID) Theft Crime: Acquiring Personal Information from Your Online Newsletter Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using sophisticated means, Identity (ID) Thieves can acquire victims' personal information for their own deeds from online news providers. This paper discusses how ID Thieves may compile their stock of trade from Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs) and launch the attacks against online news providers with two possible attack methodologies. This follows by an evaluation of the inadequacy of the current

Gim Hiong Soh; Timo Vuori

2004-01-01

320

Online Writery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Online Writery at the University of Missouri, Columbia, is a student-oriented writing and learning environment that includes both communication and information resources: e-mail, access to two MOOs , writing resources, teaching resources, and paperless papers. It is a place to write and read and talk, a place to learn stuff. It is a resource you can use whether you are writing for a class or not. These pages are made of the stuff writers (of any kind) need: information about writing, and opportunities to talk with other writers.

321

Sharing good NEWS across the world: developing comparable scores across 12 countries for the neighborhood environment walkability scale (NEWS)  

PubMed Central

Background The IPEN (International Physical Activity and Environment Network) Adult project seeks to conduct pooled analyses of associations of perceived neighborhood environment, as measured by the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) and its abbreviated version (NEWS-A), with physical activity using data from 12 countries. As IPEN countries used adapted versions of the NEWS/NEWS-A, this paper aimed to develop scoring protocols that maximize cross-country comparability in responses. This information is also highly relevant to non-IPEN studies employing the NEWS/NEWS-A, which is one of the most popular measures of perceived environment globally. Methods The following countries participated in the IPEN Adult study: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Participants (N?=?14,305) were recruited from neighborhoods varying in walkability and socio-economic status. Countries collected data on the perceived environment using a self- or interviewer-administered version of the NEWS/NEWS-A. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to derive comparable country-specific measurement models of the NEWS/NEWS-A. The level of correspondence between standard and alternative versions of the NEWS/NEWS-A factor-analyzable subscales was determined by estimating the correlations and mean standardized difference (Cohen’s d) between them using data from countries that had included items from both standard and alternative versions of the subscales. Results Final country-specific measurement models of the NEWS/NEWS-A provided acceptable levels of fit to the data and shared the same factorial structure with six latent factors and two single items. The correspondence between the standard and alternative versions of subscales of Land use mix – access, Infrastructure and safety for walking/cycling, and Aesthetics was high. The Brazilian version of the Traffic safety subscale was highly, while the Australian and Belgian versions were marginally, comparable to the standard version. Single-item versions of the Street connectivity subscale used in Australia and Belgium showed marginally acceptable correspondence to the standard version. Conclusions We have proposed country-specific modifications to the original scoring protocol of the NEWS/NEWS-A that enhance inter-country comparability. These modifications have yielded sufficiently equivalent measurement models of the NEWS/NEWS-A. Some inter-country discrepancies remain. These need to be considered when interpreting findings from different countries.

2013-01-01

322

Mediterranean Prehistory Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new online journal, which focuses on the prehistory and protohistory of the Mediterranean Basin, is published as an integrated part of the European Commission's Early Prehistoric Migrations project. As with many other online academic journals, Mediterranean Prehistory Online will select papers not only for their academic content but also for their use "of the opportunities provided by electronic publication and the HTML files." Article topics will include the results of archaeological research, data analyses, discussions on the information technologies and archaeology, as well as book and software reviews. Currently, abstracts and full-text are available for six articles. Topics include exploitation of Obsidian for tool making in the Italian Peninsula, the Early Upper Paleolithic of Croatia, and the extinction of Iberian Neandertals. In addition to articles, the site features an Arch News section and a collection of related links.

323

cctbx news  

SciTech Connect

The 'Computational Crystallography Toolbox' (cctbx, http://cctbx.sourceforge.net/) is the open-source component of the Phenix project (http://www.phenix-online.org/). Most recent cctbx developments are geared towards supporting new features of the phenix.refine application. Thus, the open-source mmtbx (macromolecular toolbox) module is currently being most rapidly developed. In this article we give an overview of some of the recent developments. However, the main theme of this article is the presentation of a light-weight example command-line application that was specifically developed for this newsletter: sequence alignment and superposition of two molecules read from files in PDB format. This involves parameter input based on the Phil module presented in Newsletter No. 5, fast reading of the PDB files with the new iotbx.pdb.input class, simple sequence alignment using the new mmtbx.alignment module, and use of the Kearsley (1989) superposition algorithm to find the least-squares solution for superposing C-alpha positions. The major steps are introduced individually, followed by a presentation of the complete application. The example application is deliberately limited in functionality to make it concise enough for this article. The main goal is to show how the open-source components are typically combined into an application. Even though the example is quite specific to macromolecular crystallography, we believe it will also be useful for a small-molecule audience interested in utilizing the large open-source library of general crystallographic algorithms (see our previous articles in this newsletter series) to build an application. We describe recent developments of the Computational Crystallography Toolbox.

Grosse-Kunstleve, Ralf W.; Zwart, Peter H.; Afonine, Pavel V.; Ioerger, Thomas R.; Adams, Paul D.

2006-11-22

324

On-Line New Event Detection, Clustering, and Tracking.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this work, we discuss and evaluate solutions to text classification problems associated with the events that are reported in on-line source of news. We present solutions to three related classification problems: new event detection, event clustering, a...

R. Papka

1999-01-01

325

"Good News" Tune Makes Discussion of "Bad News" Sing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommends playing Anne Murray's recording of "A Little Good News" to promote discussion about the nature of news and Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" for discussion on writing news stories about suicides. (CRH)

Sneed, Don

1984-01-01

326

Where Is My Issue? The Influence of News Coverage and Personal Issue Importance on Subsequent Information Selection on the Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers believe that the Web functions to supplement traditional news media. Little is known, however, about how traditional news media consumption influences Web use patterns. This study investigates how prior TV news exposure influences individuals' subsequent Web use by testing 3 theories that may explain individuals' information selection patterns—accessibility, instrumental utility, and personal issue importance. The results of this study

Young Mie Kim

2008-01-01

327

e-Learning Programs Come in All Shapes and Sizes: From Alaska to Arkansas, Districts Are Experimenting with Online Learning to Solve Access Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a sample of online learning programs serving very different populations: a small district spread over a vast area, a large inner school district, and a statewide program serving numerous districts. It describes how these districts successfully implemented e-learning programs in their schools and discusses the positive impact…

Coyle, Shawn; Jones, Thea; Pickle, Shirley Kirk

2009-01-01

328

Hearing bad news.  

PubMed

Personal reports of receiving bad news provide data that describes patients' comprehension, reflections, experienced emotions, and an interpretative commentary with the wisdom of hindsight. Analysis of autobiographical accounts of "hearing bad news" enables the identification of patterns of how patients found out diagnoses, buffering techniques used, and styles of receiving the news. I describe how patients grapple with the news, their somatic responses to hearing, and how they struggle and strive to accept what they are hearing. I discuss metaphors used within the languages of hearing bad news. Finally, I discuss implications for a change of focus in the breaking bad news research agenda, that is, from the physician's "performance" to a patient-focused agenda. PMID:21503780

Morse, Janice

2011-09-01

329

EuroNews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1992 in Lyons, France, EuroNews is a European Broadcasting Union initiative that was started by a group of European public broadcasters interested in providing European viewers with a diverse set of perspectives of regional and international news. The site will be of interest to anyone with an interest in viewing recent news briefs about a number of important topics of relevance, such as political affairs within the European Union, cultural activities, and technological innovations within various parts of the EU. Visitors can also view a weekly schedule for EuroNews, or elect to view the latest news update from EuroNews. As might be expected, the site may be viewed in a number of languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.

330

Journal news  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Statistical power (and conversely, Type II error) is often ignored by biologists. Power is important to consider in the design of studies, to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to address a hypothesis under examination. Deter- mining appropriate sample size when designing experiments or calculating power for a statistical test requires an investigator to consider the importance of making incorrect conclusions about the experimental hypothesis and the biological importance of the alternative hypothesis (or the biological effect size researchers are attempting to measure). Poorly designed studies frequently provide results that are at best equivocal, and do little to advance science or assist in decision making. Completed studies that fail to reject Ho should consider power and the related probability of a Type II error in the interpretation of results, particularly when implicit or explicit acceptance of Ho is used to support a biological hypothesis or management decision. Investigators must consider the biological question they wish to answer (Tacha et al. 1982) and assess power on the basis of biologically significant differences (Taylor and Gerrodette 1993). Power calculations are somewhat subjective, because the author must specify either f or the minimum difference that is biologically important. Biologists may have different ideas about what values are appropriate. While determining biological significance is of central importance in power analysis, it is also an issue of importance in wildlife science. Procedures, references, and computer software to compute power are accessible; therefore, authors should consider power. We welcome comments or suggestions on this subject.

Conroy, M. J.; Samuel, M. D.; White, J. C.

1995-01-01

331

Market News International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Compiled by Market News International, the Economeister gathers business news and market data to help readers predict the financial future. Links to key economic indicators from around the world are provided by the constantly updated Global Calendar. In addition, longer-term predictions are available in editorial form from the Economeister Intelligencer. Other Economeister options include NY Opening Rates, Archives, and information on fee-based services from Market News.

1997-01-01

332

With News Search Engines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although there are many news search engines on the Web, finding the news items one wants can be challenging. Choosing appropriate search terms is one of the biggest challenges. Unless one has seen the article that one is seeking, it is often difficult to select words that were used in the headline or text of the article. The limited archives of…

Gunn, Holly

2005-01-01

333

Women And News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an era of increasing globalization, women continue to be underrepresented and stereotyped in national, international and global news media. The problem is exacerbated when traditional geographic boundaries are crossed and the media in one country report on issues and events, particularly those that impact women, in another country. The question addressed in this article is how news organizations can

Margaretha Geertsema

2009-01-01

334

Renewable Energy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Renewable Energy News is a comprehensive source which provides world-wide updates on all aspects of renewable energies. The site provides links to organizations and web directories of related products and information. The site is organized in a user-friendly way with issues organized by topic or region. Science, technology, economy energy, and nuclear review are highlighted areas of news.

2007-09-17

335

The changing information environment for nanotechnology: online audiences and content  

PubMed Central

The shift toward online communication in all realms, from print newspapers to broadcast television, has implications for how the general public consumes information about nanotechnology. The goal of this study is threefold: to investigate who is using online sources for information and news about science and nanotechnology, to examine what the general public is searching for online with regards to nanotechnology, and to analyze what they find in online content of nanotechnology. Using survey data, we find those who report the Internet as their primary source of science and technology news are diverse in age, more knowledgeable about science and nanotechnology, highly educated, male, and more diverse racially than users of other media. In a comparison of demographic data on actual visits by online users to general news and science Web sites, science sites attracted more male, non-white users from the Western region of the United States than news sites did. News sites, on the other hand, attracted those with a slightly higher level of education. Our analysis of published estimates of keyword searches on nanotechnology reveals people are turning to the Internet to search for keyword searches related to the future, health, and applications of nanotechnology. A content analysis of online content reveals health content dominates overall. Comparisons of content in different types of sites—blogs, government, and general sites—are conducted. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11051-010-9860-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A.

2010-01-01

336

HIV Behavioral Research Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet access has caused a global revolution in the way people of all ages and genders interact. Many have turned to the\\u000a Internet to seek love, companionship, and sex, prompting researchers to move behavioral studies online. The sexual behavior\\u000a of men who have sex with men (MSM) has been more closely studied than that of any other group online given

Mary Ann Chiasson; Jeffrey T. Parsons; James M. Tesoriero; Alex Carballo-Dieguez; Sabina Hirshfield; Robert H. Remien

2006-01-01

337

NCI Visuals Online: About  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Visuals Online provides a range of photographs and illustrations that may help communicators of medical and public health convey meaning, describe concepts, and tell stories. The collection spans everything from biomedical, science, and patient-care related illustrations and images to portraits of present and past directors and the staff of the National Cancer Institute. Visuals Online currently provides public access to 2,785 images.

338

Building Business Relationships Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

This baseline survey of 517 executives examined relationship management within business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. Companies that employed B2B e-commerce evidenced communication and public relations tenets of relationship management. They allowed consumers to order and pay online, to access online support, to contact the company or sales staff, and to get product information. Engendering loyalty, by tracking customer satisfaction, was weak. Commitment

Bryan H. Reber; Scott Fosdick

2005-01-01

339

Alternative Energy Sources: Good News\\/Bad News and \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

In researching innovative energy sources, we are faced with a good news\\/bad news situation. On the good news side, new arenas of research activity are being opened up and pursued vigorously. These range from relatively mainstream approaches to develop solar energy, to highly innovative approaches to extract energy from vacuum fluctuations. On the bad news side, despite varying degrees of

H. E. Puthoff

340

Customers' perceptions of online retailing service quality and their satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online service quality is one of the key determinants of the success of online retailers. This exploratory study revealed some important findings about online service quality. First, the study identified six key online retailing service quality dimensions as perceived by online customers: reliable\\/prompt responses, access, ease of use, attentiveness, security, and credibility. Second, of the six, three dimensions, notably reliable\\/prompt

Minjoon Jun; Zhilin Yang; DaeSoo Kim

2004-01-01

341

A Victory of the Internet over Mass Media? Examining the Effects of Online Media on Political Attitudes in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed an online survey of 249 politically interested Internet users during the 2004 national Assembly election in South Korea to examine if reliance on online news media for political news and information influences political attitudes after controlling for demographics and use of the traditional media. Reliance on independent Web-based newspapers appeared to be a stronger predictor than traditional

Daekyung Kim; Thomas J. Johnson

2006-01-01

342

Attention allocation in information-rich environments: the case of news aggregators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few industries have suffered more severe disruption by digital technologies than news and journalism. Traditional content creators, such as newspapers, are witnessing their geographical monopolies dissolving into the globally competitive Internet and some of their most important sources of revenue, such as classified ads, migrating to specialized online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist. User-generated content, such as blogs and online

Elia Palme; Chrysanthos Dellarocas; Mihai Calin; Juliana Sutanto

2012-01-01

343

Unbiased offline evaluation of contextual-bandit-based news article recommendation algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contextual bandit algorithms have become popular for online recommendation systems such as Digg, Yahoo! Buzz, and news recommendation in general. Offline evaluation of the effectiveness of new algorithms in these applications is critical for protecting online user experiences but very challenging due to their \\

Lihong Li; Wei Chu; John Langford; Xuanhui Wang

2011-01-01

344

Is Crime News Coverage Excessive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on the frequency and manner in which various crime and noncrime news topics were presented in selected newspapers and television newscasts in 1976. Examines news flow data to determine whether news output was inflexible, and whether crime news coverage distorted the amount of real-life crime. (PD)|

Graber, Doris A.

1979-01-01

345

Stock risk mining by news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the fast delivery of news articles by news providers on the Internet and\\/or via news datafeeds, it becomes an important research issue of predicting the risk of stocks by utilizing such textual information available in addition to the time series information. In the literature, the issue of predicting stock price up\\/down trend based on news articles has been

Qi Pan; Hong Cheng; Di Wu; Jeffrey Xu Yu; Yu Yiping Ke

2010-01-01

346

Online education today.  

PubMed

Online education is established, growing, and here to stay. It is creating new opportunities for students and also for faculty, regulators of education, and the educational institutions themselves. Much of what is being learned by the practitioners will flow into the large numbers of blended courses that will be developed and delivered on most campuses. Some of what is being learned will certainly improve pedagogical approaches and possibly affect other important problems, such as the lengthening time to completion of a degree. Online education is already providing better access to education for many, and many more will benefit from this increased access in the coming years. PMID:19119225

Mayadas, A Frank; Bourne, John; Bacsich, Paul

2009-01-01

347

Examining the Link Between Issue Attitudes and News Source: The Case of Latinos and Immigration Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores whether an individual’s news source can explain their attitudes on immigration. We focus on the Spanish-speaking\\u000a population in the U.S., since they have the option of accessing their news in English, Spanish or in both languages. Our audience influence hypothesis predicts that Spanish-language news will cover immigration in a more positive and informative manner than will English-language

Marisa Abrajano; Simran Singh

2009-01-01

348

GreenHouse Gas Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

GreenHouse Gas Online catalogues greenhouse gas related articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals from around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are included. The latest general news and journal articles can be found listed by title, while links to archived material is available by topic. Pages devoted to background information on the various greenhouse gases, current scientific understanding and the potential for control of emissions are also available.

2002-08-01

349

Reporting on Social Marketing Issues - A News Media Analysis Donna Louise Gill, Michelle Mattinson, Curtin University of Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores online news media reporting through automated web content analysis to determine the prevalence and attitudes of social marketing issues across various countries. Results showed that Education and Work was the most commonly reported on category followed by Health Services, Family Planning, Environment, Crime and Justice and Road Safety. News media reporting in South Africa was particularly strong

Arno Scharl

350

Automated determination of pirlindole enantiomers in plasma by on-line coupling of a pre-column packed with restricted access material to a chiral liquid chromatographic column  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fully automated liquid chromatographic method has been developed for the determination of the enantiomers of pirlindole, an antidepressant drug, in human plasma. The method is based on the use of a pre-column packed with restricted access material (RAM) (LiChrospher ADS RP-4) for sample clean-up coupled to a column containing a cellulose tris-(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) based chiral stationary phase (Chiralcel OD-R) for

P Chiap; A Ceccato; R Gora; Ph Hubert; J Géczy; J Crommen

2002-01-01

351

Work in progress - The Online-Multimedia instruction of Plastic Packaging Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, online learning systems have become a popular learning environment. For learners, online learning knows no time zones, and location and distance are not an issue. In online learning, students can access the online materials at anytime, while synchronous online learning allows for real time interaction between students and the instructor. Learners can use the Internet to access

K. Tunlasakun; R. Nimnual

2008-01-01

352

Internet News Radio  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Internet News Radio (iNR) is an audio news program which uses RealAudio software allowing Internet users to play audio files "on-demand" over the Internet, including through a standard modem connection. Most stories are broadcast in both French and English. Each week major stories relevant to the Internet are covered, as well as related technology news. iNR also offers audio articles containing movie reviews, software reviews, and feature stories. Pointers to Web sites relevant to stories are provided. Note that RealAudio now supports 28.8 modem connections in its 2.0 beta version.

353

InterNIC News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The _NSF Network News_, InterNIC Information Services' bimonthly publication, is now available on the Web. The current issue features an interview with the new Executive Director of the Internet Society, Tony Rutkowski, as well as a full-length article about the new NSFNET architecture, with a topology map; a Regional NIC Report from NorthWestNet about health care providers and the Internet; a news brief on current and pending National Information Infrastructure (NII) legislation, with a table of current legislation and status; and regular features of the _NSF Network News_ such as the InterNIC Event Calendar and updates from InterNIC partners.

1996-01-01

354

Medical News Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents Medical News Today, an organization based in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing "the latest news headlines from the world of medicine and healthcare today and every day." The site offers 19 pages of recent news headline lists, with each headline hyperlinked to its article (or part of its article). Most article pages contain an original URL or some other contact or source information. In addition, the article pages allow site visitors to write an opinion piece about the article, as well as view other visitors' opinions. This website also provides search engines for medical abbreviations and terms, and links to information about healthcare, conditions, and patient resources.

355

Restrictions impeding web-based courses: a survey of publishers' variation in authorising access to high quality on-line literature  

PubMed Central

Background Web-based delivery of educational programmes is becoming increasingly popular and is expected to expand, especially in medicine. The successful implementation of these programmes is reliant on their ability to provide access to web based materials, including high quality published work. Publishers' responses to requests to access health literature in the context of developing an electronic Master's degree course are described. Methods Two different permission requests were submitted to publishers. The first was to store an electronic version of a journal article, to which we subscribe, on a secure password protected server. The second was to reproduce extracts of published material on password protected web pages and CD Rom. Results Eight of 16 publishers were willing to grant permission to store electronic versions of articles without levying charges additional to the subscription. Twenty of 35 publishers gave permission to reproduce extracts of published work at no fee. Publishers' responses were highly variable to the requests for access to published material. This may be influenced by vague terminology within the 'fair dealing' provision in the copyright legislation, which seems to leave it open to individual interpretation. Considerable resource costs were incurred by the exercise. Time expended included those incurred by us: research to identify informed representatives within the publishing organisation, request 'chase-ups' and alternative examples being sought if publishers were uncooperative; and the publisher when dealing with numerous permission requests. Financial costs were also incurred by both parties through additional staffing and paperwork generated by the permission process, the latter including those purely borne by educators due to the necessary provision of photocopy 'course packs' when no suitably alternative material could be found if publishers were uncooperative. Finally we discuss the resultant bias in material towards readily available electronic resources as a result of publisher's uncooperative stance and encourage initiatives that aim to improve open electronic access. Conclusions The permission request process has been expensive and has resulted in reduced access for students to the relevant literature. Variations in the responses from publishers suggest that for educational purposes common policies could be agreed and unnecessary restrictions removed in the future.

Langlois, Michele; Heller, Richard F; Edwards, Richard; Lyratzopoulos, Georgios; Sandars, John

2004-01-01

356

Incremental visual text analytics of news story development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Online news sources produce thousands of news articles every day, reporting on local and global real-world events. New information quickly replaces the old, making it difficult for readers to put current events in the context of the past. Additionally, the stories have very complex relationships and characteristics that are difficult to model: they can be weakly or strongly connected, or they can merge or split over time. In this paper, we present a visual analytics system for exploration of news topics in dynamic information streams, which combines interactive visualization and text mining techniques to facilitate the analysis of similar topics that split and merge over time. We employ text clustering techniques to automatically extract stories from online news streams and present a visualization that: 1) shows temporal characteristics of stories in different time frames with different level of detail; 2) allows incremental updates of the display without recalculating the visual features of the past data; 3) sorts the stories by minimizing clutter and overlap from edge crossings. By using interaction, stories can be filtered based on their duration and characteristics in order to be explored in full detail with details on demand. To demonstrate the usefulness of our system, case studies with real news data are presented and show the capabilities for detailed dynamic text stream exploration.

Krstajic, Milos; Najm-Araghi, Mohammad; Mansmann, Florian; Keim, Daniel A.

2012-01-01

357

Techtalk: Expanding the Online Discussion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the use of "type 2 discussion," in which the teacher creates an online conversation with the class. Suggests that, by adding type 2 discussions to a face-to-face developmental education class, faculty help students build their own knowledge base. Adds that the online component gives all students equal access to this knowledge…

MacDonald, Lucy; Caverly, David C.

2001-01-01

358

Planning for Integrating Online Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last ten years I have created countless online resources for my students to access from school and from home. Now, Education Queensland's Learning Place provides us with an easy means to publish online materials and combine them with powerful communication and collaboration tools. The Learning Place is a conglomeration of communication and collaboration tools including a chat, blog,

Michael Henderson

2006-01-01

359

SciNews: Incorporating Science Current Events in 21st Century Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Middle school students are instructed with the aid of textbooks, lectures, and activities to teach topics that satisfy state standards. However, teaching materials created to convey standard-aligned science concepts often leave students asking how the content relates to their lives and why they should be learning it. Conveying relevance is important for student learning and retention, especially in science where abstract concepts can often be incorrectly perceived as irrelevant. One way to create an educational link between classroom content and everyday life is through the use of scientific current events. Students read, hear, and watch media coverage of natural events (such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan), but do not necessarily relate the scientific information from media sources to classroom studies. Taking advantage of these brief 'teachable moments'--when student interest is high--provides a valuable opportunity to make classroom-to-everyday life associations and to incorporate inquiry based learning. To address this need, I create pre-packaged current event materials for middle to high school teachers that align to state standards, and which are short, effective, and easy to implement in the classroom. Each lesson takes approximately 15-30 minutes to implement, allowing teachers time to facilitate brief but meaningful discussions. I assemble materials within approximately one week of the regional or global science event, consisting of short slide shows, maps, videos, pictures, and real-time data. I use a listserv to send biweekly emails to subscribed instructors containing the current event topic and a link to download the materials. All materials are hosted on the Arizona State University Education Outreach SciNews website (http://sese.asu.edu/teacher-resources) and are archived. Currently, 285 educators subscribe to the SciNews listserv, representing 36 states and 19 countries. In order to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of SciNews materials, each lesson links to a brief online survey. I ask educators for basic information (grade level, number of students) as well as feedback on lesson content, accessibility of media types used, agreement with standards, and general comments on how to improve SciNews. Survey results show that SciNews lessons have been implemented in elementary through college classrooms. Comments express an overall agreement that Scinews lessons facilitate classroom discussion, heighten student interest in the topic, and that lessons are easy to use and modify. Current events help demonstrate to students that, unlike fact-filled textbooks suggest, science is not static and scientists are actively investigating many 'textbook' concepts. Showing students the process and progressive nature of scientific information reinforces critical thinking rather than pure memorization.

DiMaggio, E.

2011-12-01

360

News and Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New Source of Information from Advertisers The Journal has a new feature effective with the June 1999 issue. If you would like additional information about our advertisers or their products, the quickest and easiest way to get it is via JCE Online: go to http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu click on Ad Index This will take you to the list of advertisers, each conveniently linked to their home page. When you do contact our advertisers, be sure to tell them that you saw their ad in the Journal of Chemical Education. This is important to them, and to us. JCE Software Receives Award The Journal recently received notice that JCE Software portion of JCE Online has been selected as a Links2Go Key Resource for the topic of chemistry software. According to Links2Go (www.links2go.com), JCE Software's home page is one of the top fifty most accessed online resources in the area of chemistry software (currently ranked 45). Thanks to all of you who have visited JCE Online and the JCE Software area to make this possible. If you haven't visited the site yet, you can go there directly (http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/index.html ) as well as via our JCE Online home page. You will be greeted with a short video of nitrogen triiodide exploding and be able to get a wealth of information about our latest releases, software, CD-ROMs/Video, student resources, materials for authors and software developers. You can see color graphics from our CD-ROMs, video, and software,... Actually, if you are familiar with our Catalog, this is much better. 1999 Welch Chemistry Prize Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Natural Science at Stanford University, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemistry for his lifetime achievements in physical and analytical chemistry. Zare's interests focus on the development and application of lasers and other novel instruments to explore chemical frontiers, ranging from molecules to chemical processes, from the inside of cells to the inside of meteorites. Zare and colleague Andrew Alexander are contributors to the Journal's Viewpoints series, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: "Anatomy of Elementary Chemical Reactions", JCE, 1998, 75, 1105. The Welch Award in Chemistry has been given by the Welch Foundation since 1972 to honor lifetime achievements in the field. Zare will be honored and presented with a $300,000 prize and gold medallion during the Foundation's annual award banquet held in Houston in October. NEACT Conference: Chemistry of Materials and Material Science The 61st Summer Conference of NEACT, the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, will be held from Monday, August 9, through Thursday, August 12, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The four-day conference will feature an exploration of the chemistry of materials and material science and effective methods of presenting these in the classroom and laboratory. The keynote address is "Teaching Solid State Chemistry at MIT" by Ron Latanision of MIT's Department of Material Science. Other presentations include "Driving Force", James Livingston; "The Colorful Nanoworld", Moungi Bawendi; "Molecular Wire-Based Amplification in Chemical Sensors", Timothy Swager; "Putting Solids in the Foundation", Arthur Ellis, George Lisensky, and Karen Nordell; "Miracle Materials", Valerie Wilcox; "Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", Richard Stein; and "Using Software in Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", William Vining. There will be a selection of workshops on the conference theme as well. The conference is open to all. The program chairperson is Peter J. Nassiff, Science Department Chairperson at Burlington High School. For further information contact Nassiff at 80 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701; email: pnassiff@massed.net. Call for Symposia, Papers, & Workshops: 16th BCCE The Web site for the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 30-August 3, 2000, at the Un

1999-07-01

361

National PKU News  

MedlinePLUS

... Foods List Before you consider trying the new PKU drug, Kuvan, please click here for important information. Recent Website Updates - August 2013 ©2000-2013, National PKU News. All rights reserved. E-mail comments or ...

362

Conservative News Service (CNS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the Media Resource Center, the Conservative News Service aims to give users an alternative to what it calls "a liberal bias in the American news media and a frequent, liberal double-standard in editorial decisions on what constitutes 'news'." It does this via a mix of short digest news articles and longer analytical articles in eight areas, including politics, economics, defense, religion, and culture. The X-Pert/Files/Links section contains links to conservative experts and their institutions in 45 subject areas. In addition, the site includes links to information about several conservative talk shows ("Radio Uplink") and several bulletin boards. CNS was created by MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III.

1998-01-01

363

FDA News for Educators  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. News for Educators Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food Safety Nutrition Cosmetics July 2013 The Heat Is On! ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/newsevents

364

Green Energy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bruce Mulliken has been covering news and commentary on the world of clean, efficient, and renewable energy since 1996. His Green Energy News site is geared towards a broad audience that includes the general public, industry professionals, and government officials. First-time visitors will want to look at the "News Stories" on the front page which in recent editions have included pieces on the growing hydrogen economy, the potential of parking lots as a form of solar power, and the possibility of a zero emission electric vehicle with two wheels. Those looking for previous news features can browse the "Archives and Resources" area, which dates back to April 1996. Those looking for "green" events should browse over to the "Events Calendar" section, which provides links to upcoming events such as renewable energy conferences and clean vehicle expos.

Mulliken, Bruce C.

365

Turning News into Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests young people can respond to news stories and political issues they feel strongly about through poetry, and presents one student's effective use of satire which lets his emotions "leak through" to the reader. (NH)

Otten, Nick; Stelmach, Majorie

1987-01-01

366

Cornell Science News: Nanoguitar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Science News article, from Cornell University, provides information about extraordinarily small vibrating devices, including a nanoguitar that is "carved out of crystalline silicon and no larger than a single cell." An optical method for detecting these vibrations is described.

2009-09-17

367

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American news media industry is characterized by two competing dynamics -- traditional journalistic values and market demands for profit. Most within the industry consider themselves to be journalists first. In that capacity, they fulfill two key role...

D. Bagnati H. Ferguson J. Seng R. Girven S. Herr

2006-01-01

368

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

American news media has two fundamental roles in our democracy: that of eyewitness, giving citizens critical information, and also as the watchdog, providing another arm of 'checks and balances' within our governmental system. A central feature of the new...

C. Bartlett C. Bracuto D. Buonassisi F. Caruso D. Gurney

2003-01-01

369

Media Gaming and NEWSIM: A Computer-Assisted, Real News' Simulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a language-learning simulation based on unedited news obtained directly from one of its major sources. Outlines objectives of both substantive and performance media simulations and their importance to second language learning activities. Provides guidelines on the technology needed to access the news from press agencies. (SED)

Crookall, David

1985-01-01

370

Environment News Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environment News Service is a daily international wire service covering issues and events that affect the environment. Topics include legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits, international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public health, air quality, and many others. Site materials include text-based news articles and press releases, videos, information on professional media services, and subscription instructions. There is also a keyword search function that lets users locate material in older articles.

371

National Geographic News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Every science enthusiast will find countless, fascinating stories at this National Geographic website. The news site covers stories related to adventure and exploration, archaeology and paleontology, kids' news, science and technology, people and culture, the environment, and travel. Users can discover Special Series which cover emerging explorers, oceans, the pulse of the planet, and so much more. The incredible images warrant a visit all by themselves.

372

Iterative Searching In An Online Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experiment examined how people use an online retrieval system. Subjects solved generaltopical search problems using a database containing the full text of news articles (e.g., findarticles about the "Background of the new prime minister of Great Britain"). Time, accuracyand content of the searches were recorded. Of particular interest was the use of two iterativesearch methods available in the interface

Susan T. Dumais; Deborah G. Sc

1991-01-01

373

Chemists, Access, Statistics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New JCE Internet Feature at JCE Online Biographical Snapshots of Famous Chemists is a new JCE Internet feature on JCE Online. Edited by Barbara Burke, this feature provides biographical information on leading chemists, especially women and minority chemists, fostering the attitude that the practitioners of chemistry are as human as those who endeavor to learn about it. Currently, the column features biographical "snapshots" of 30 chemists. Each snapshot includes keywords and bibliography and several contain links to additional online information about the chemist. More biographical snapshots will appear in future installments. In addition, a database listing over 140 women and minority chemists is being compiled and will be made available online with the snapshots in the near future. The database includes the years of birth and death, gender and ethnicity, major and minor discipline, keywords to facilitate searching, and references to additional biographical information. We welcome your input into what we think is a very worthwhile resource. If you would like to provide additional biographical snapshots, see additional chemists added to the database, or know of additional references for those that are already in the database, please contact JCE Online or the feature editor. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated. You can find Biographical Snapshots of Famous Chemists starting from the JCE Online home page-- click the Features item under JCE Internet and then the Chemist Bios item. Access JCE Online without Name and Password We have recently been swamped by libraries requesting IP-number access to JCE Online. With the great benefit IP-number authentication gives to librarians (no user names and passwords to administer) and to their patrons (no need to remember and enter valid names and passwords) this is not surprising. If you would like access to JCE Online without the need to remember and enter a user name and password, you should tell your librarian about our IP-number access. Current subscriptions can be upgraded to IP-number access at little additional cost. We are pleased to be able to offer to institutions and libraries this convenient mode of access to subscriber only resources at JCE Online. JCE Online Usage Statistics We are continually amazed by the activity at JCE Online. So far, the year 2000 has shown a marked increase. Given the phenomenal overall growth of the Internet, perhaps our surprise is not warranted. However, during the months of January and February 2000, over 38,000 visitors requested over 275,000 pages. This is a monthly increase of over 33% from the October-December 1999 levels. It is good to know that people are visiting, but we would very much like to know what you would most like to see at JCE Online. Please send your suggestions to JCEOnline@chem.wisc.edu. For those who are interested, JCE Online year-to-date statistics are available. Biographical Snapshots of Famous Chemists: Mission Statement Feature Editor: Barbara Burke Chemistry Department, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768 phone: 909/869-3664 fax: 909/869-4616 email: baburke@csupomona.edu The primary goal of this JCE Internet column is to provide information about chemists who have made important contributions to chemistry. For each chemist, there is a short biographical "snapshot" that provides basic information about the person's chemical work, gender, ethnicity, and cultural background. Each snapshot includes links to related websites and to a biobibliographic database. The database provides references for the individual and can be searched through key words listed at the end of each snapshot. All students, not just science majors, need to understand science as it really is: an exciting, challenging, human, and creative way of learning about our natural world. Investigating the life experiences of chemists can provide a means for students to gain a more realistic view of chemistry. In addition students, especially women and minorities, need more scientist role models. When teache

Holmes, Jon L.

2000-06-01

374

RLIN Research Access Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing availability of computerized information sources and networking capabilities, along with the proliferation of microcomputers in faculty homes and offices, has led to increased demands for direct access to databases. The librarian's role as online search intermediary appears to be changing from performing searches directly to aiding users in doing their own searching. The Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN),

Barbara J. Via

1991-01-01

375

The Moving Finger "Accesses."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Evanston (Illinois) Public Library has become the nation's first library to provide a touch-sensitive, online alternative to the card catalog. Library patrons have quickly embraced the Public Access Catalog (PAC) which was introduced on October 6, 1980. (LLS)|

Cherry, Susan Spaeth

1981-01-01

376

Online Pharmacies  

MedlinePLUS

MENU Return to Web version Online Pharmacies Is it safe to buy medicines online? It can be safe to buy your medicines online, but you need to be very ... new or more serious health problems. Illegal online pharmacies might not be licensed; might send you medicines ...

377

Lessons Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The instructors of an Earth science course used WebCT, a multipurpose software package, to create an online supplement to their course. It included class e-mail, science hyperlinks, an online calendar, an online discussion board, and online handouts. The

Krockover, Gerald H.; Ridgway, Kenneth D.; Witham, Shelly A.; Zinsmeister, William J.

2002-12-01

378

Connecting News With the National Science Education Standards 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online publication includes the best 2009 posts from the Connecting News With the National Science Education Standards blog which is written for middle school science teachers. The posts provide engaging lessons that integrate the latest in scientific research in the news and provide ideas for turning the current event into an inquiry-based, standards-related learning experience for students. The topics range from polar bears to H1N1 virus. This format allows for flipping of pages, zooming, and sharing via a variety of formats

2010-05-01

379

Engagement in Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Internet and World Wide Web are transforming delivery of education and making it possible for more individuals than ever to have access to knowledge any time and place across the globe. The extent of learner engagement is key to online learning environments. Constructivist learning theory, an emerging theory of connectivity, and Merrill's…

Suttle, Catherine M.

2010-01-01

380

National Standards for Quality Online Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL, is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. This document, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's (iNACOL) "National Standards for Quality…

Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew

2009-01-01

381

Predicting online purchase intentions for clothing products  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shopping online for clothing products is gaining in popularity. This study identified the dimensions of online shopping attributes and predictors of the intention to purchase clothes, jewelry, or accessories based on online shopping attributes and demographic variables. A mailing survey was conducted with 303 adults who had a computer at home and had access to the Internet in the USA.

Eun Young Kim; Youn-Kyung Kim

2004-01-01

382

The changing information environment for nanotechnology: online audiences and content  

Microsoft Academic Search

The shift toward online communication in all realms, from print newspapers to broadcast television, has implications for how\\u000a the general public consumes information about nanotechnology. The goal of this study is threefold: to investigate who is using\\u000a online sources for information and news about science and nanotechnology, to examine what the general public is searching\\u000a for online with regards to

Ashley A. Anderson; Dominique Brossard; Dietram A. Scheufele

2010-01-01

383

Rethinking Access with RDA (Resource Description and Access)  

Microsoft Academic Search

For over a decade, the cataloging community has been rethinking how it provides bibliographic access to resources in an increasingly digital environment. This rethinking has led to the development of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and its launch as an online product in June 2010. Grounded in a new conceptual framework, RDA differs from AACR2 in terms of its organization,

Chamya P. Kincy; Michael A. Wood

2012-01-01

384

Everything in Moderation: The Effects of Adult Moderators in Online Youth Communities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is considerable debate over the appropriate role for adults in youth online communities. Although many within the mass media argue for adult supervision of youth online, our research suggests that many young people are using the Internet to communicate productively with peers, to solve problems and learn collaboratively online. However, without studies that explicitly explore the positive aspects of youth online community involvement and the actual effects of adult intervention and oversight, only misguided and chilling stories may hit the news. In this study, we examine the 1998 Junior Summit, a well-studied, early example of a large-scale international community for youth, in order to look at the effects of moderator involvement on several measures of positive youth involvement. Children who participated in the Junior Summit were asked to identify and write white-papers about the ways in which technology could help young people. We have selected the Junior Summit as our community of focus because we have access to data that is mostly otherwise unavailable to researchers — the content of all of the community's posts as well as information about each participant, follow-up interviews five year's after the community's launch, and questionnaire data about self-efficacy and wellbeing. In this study, we compare the content of three different sub-forums, with different adult moderators and different involvement levels, in order to evaluate the impact of adult moderation on the community.

Cramer, Meg; Zutty, Debbie; Foucault, Brooke; Huffaker, David; Derby, Dustin; Cassell, Justine

385

News and Advertisements: How Negative News May Reverse Advertising Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the effects of news and advertising expenditures on corporate reputation. Both advertisement expenditures and the tone (or tenor) of business news exert a positive influence on corporate reputation. In addition, advertising expenditures were found to magnify the effects of the tone of the news. In particular, moderately educated customers are susceptible to the tone of the

MAY-MAY MEIJER; JAN KLEINNIJENHUIS

2007-01-01

386

Electronic Information: Options for Access.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses three electronic information formats: CD-ROM, tape loads, and online hosts; reviews some of the hardware platforms used for accessing information in these formats; and discusses some of the issues involved in interconnecting computer systems to increase access to electronic collections. (Author)|

Pesch, Oliver

1994-01-01

387

CRIME AND THE NEWS MEDIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, any form of news-making is an institutional method of making information available to an audience or customers; it is located and gathered by professionals within organizations. Essentially, news in some form reflect society, indeed, it is a \\

Korni Swaroop KUMAR

388

South Florida Information Access  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) is part of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) place-based studies program. The program enables the USGS to assist resource managers in resolving environmental problems in ecosystem sites. This website provides the latest news, fact sheets, reports, poster presentations, a data exchange, and science forum regarding South Florida ecosystems. Florida time scales and geologic maps are provided for background information. The site is searchable, or can be browsed by region, program, or subject such as wildlife, ecosystem information, hydrology, and geochemistry.

389

Media-based Strategies to Reduce Racial Stereotypes Activated by News Stories  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the role of media in facilitating and inhibiting the accessibility of stereotypes primed by race-related news stories. Specifically, it examines experimentally the effects of two strategies for reducing stereotype accessibility: an audience-centered approach that explicitly instructs audiences to be critical media consumers, a goal of media literacy training; and a message-centered approach using stereo-type-disconfirming, counter-stereotypical news

Srividya Ramasubramanian

2007-01-01

390

Integrated on-line sample clean-up using cation exchange restricted access sorbent for the LC determination of atropine in human plasma coupled to UV detection.  

PubMed

A new, simple and fully automated liquid chromatographic (LC) method with UV detection has been developed for the direct determination of atropine in plasma. Sample clean-up was based on the use of cation exchange restricted access material (RAM) in a pre-column, coupled to LC by means of a column switching system. After direct injection of a 200 microl-volume of plasma sample, the biological matrix was washed out for 10 min using a washing liquid composed of 2 mM lithium perchlorate adjusted to pH 3.0 and methanol (97:3; v/v). By rotation of the switching valve, atropine was then eluted in the back-flush mode for 2 min and transferred to the analytical column packed with octadecyl silica by the LC mobile phase constituted of a mixture of acetonitrile and potassium phosphate buffer (pH 3.0; 50 mM) containing 2 mM sodium heptanesulfonate (16:84; v/v). The UV detection was performed at 220 nm. The method was validated according to a new approach based on accuracy profile over a concentration range from 25 ng/ml, corresponding to the limit of quantitation, to 1000 ng/ml. The method was then applied for the determination of atropine in plasma after intravenous administration to hospitalised patients. PMID:15620518

Rbeida, O; Christiaens, B; Hubert, Ph; Lubda, D; Boos, K-S; Crommen, J; Chiap, P

2005-01-01

391

There is no news like bad news: women are more remembering and stress reactive after reading real negative news than men.  

PubMed

With the advent of specialized television channels offering 24-hour coverage, Internet and smart phones, the possibility to be constantly in contact with the media has increased dramatically in the last decades. Despite this higher access to knowledge, the impact media exposure has on healthy individuals remains poorly studied. Given that most information conveyed in the media is negative and that upon perception of threat, the brain activates the stress system, which leads to cortisol secretion, we decided to determine how healthy individuals react to media information. Accordingly, we investigated whether reading real negative news (1) is physiologically stressful, (2) modulates one's propensity to be stress reactive to a subsequent stressor and (3) modulates remembrance for these news. Sixty participants (30 women, 30 men) were randomly assigned to either twenty-four real neutral news excerpts or to twenty-four real negative excerpts for 10 minutes. They were then all exposed to a well-validated psychosocial stressor, the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), which consists of an anticipation phase of 10 minutes and a test phase of 10 minutes. A total of eight salivary cortisol samples were collected, at 10-minutes intervals, throughout the experimental procedure. One day later, a free recall of the news was performed. Results showed that although reading negative news did not lead to change in cortisol levels (p>0.05), it led to a significant increase in cortisol to a subsequent stressor in women only (p<0.001). Also, women in the negative news condition experienced better memory for these news excerpts compared to men (p<0.01). These results suggest a potential mechanism by which media exposure could increase stress reactivity and memory for negative news in women. PMID:23071755

Marin, Marie-France; Morin-Major, Julie-Katia; Schramek, Tania E; Beaupré, Annick; Perna, Andrea; Juster, Robert-Paul; Lupien, Sonia J

2012-10-10

392

Digital pitchforks and virtual torches: Fan responses to the Mass Effect news debacle  

Microsoft Academic Search

In early 2008, what started as a small report in an online conservative outlet on the Xbox 360 videogame Mass Effect was picked up by a number of news outlets and blogs. In particular, Fox News’s ‘Live Desk with Martha MacCallum’ produced a segment on the game, claiming it was fully interactive digital pornography. One of the show’s guests, pop

Nathan Dutton; Mia Consalvo; Todd Harper

2011-01-01

393

Breaking Bad News to Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the difficulty of breaking bad news to parents, whether the news pertains to center policy or a child's behavior. Provides strategies for presenting news and for helping parents to overcome difficult situations, including gathering facts in advance, arranging an appropriate time, and having resource materials available for parents.…

Miller, Susan A.

1996-01-01

394

TV News Flow Studies Revisited.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Compares different theoretical approaches to the study of international news. Finds many comparative studies of the foreign news output of national broadcasters and few studies analyzing the actual flow of television news between actors at the wholesale level and the flow between wholesale and retail level. Suggests a better framework for the…

Hjarvard, Stig

1995-01-01

395

The Trouble with Bad News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Subjective comments from veteran news reporters, media critics, and the public give the impression that bad or negative news is becoming a major problem in this country. This impression raises major questions concerning how much is really known about bad news, including whether the media present an accurate or distorted picture of reality in…

Haskins, Jack B.

1981-01-01

396

Political News and Political Consciousness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article deals with mass media in modern democratic societies, using the example of Israeli news reports in German television (TV) news. Central to this interest are processes of mediating politics: political socialisation and education; that is to say, empowering citizens via TV news to participate in democratic processes. The article…

Schertges, Claudia

2007-01-01

397

Science News of the Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a review of important science news stories reported in Science News during 1976. Most items include a volume and page number reference to the issue of Science News in which the article appeared. Items are grouped under general major headings such as: space, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, etc. (SL)

Science News, 1976

1976-01-01

398

Genome News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While there is a great deal of information about genes and genomes available in the mainstream media, it may be difficult for many to obtain more objective and scientifically-informed material about these complex subjects. To that end, the Genome News Network provides this bi-weekly publication that features stories about human medicine, microbes, biotechnology, and agriculture. Visitors who may be less familiar about genes and genomes will want to start with the "Quick Guide to Sequenced Genomes," or the basic overview provided in the "What's a Genome" area. The site also features news updates on topics ranging from the African-American Biobank, the first cloned mule, and how geneticists recognize cancer cells. Additionally, visitors can browse through the archives of the News Network (back to the year 2000), and elect to receive the bi-weekly report via email.

399

Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum: The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and Learners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains bioscience classroom activities; teaching and learning strategies; health and bioscience news; a biotech section; a student resource section with science and math links and a visual library with graphics of life processes; the e-journal Biology Education Online; discussion boards; and health news, resources and activities.

2004-02-03

400

Is It Really News?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A leading national newspaper has stated that the majority of the information contained in its pages is in the form of advertisements. To investigate this, portions of the local newspaper are distributed to students working in groups. The class first reaches consensus on their definitions of "news" and other general headings (sports, entertainment, etc.). Students then express the ratio of the area of each category to the area of the page as a fraction and decimal. After analyzing the entire newspaper, students decide how much of it is really news.

Mathline, Pbs

1995-01-01

401

PsychNews International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known InterPsych Newsletter has changed its name to PsychNews International and is available via email subscription and the Web. It is published ten times per year. Each issue can contain a combination of research findings, job and conference listings, and listings of Internet resources. PsychNews International concentrates on issues of psychology, psychiatry, and the social sciences. The Internet resources sections are a good place for anyone interested in the field to keep abreast of useful resources.

1994-01-01

402

ArgMax: Economics News, Data, and Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by John Irons, an assistant professor of economics at Amherst, the ArgMax Web site (named after a mathematical terms utilized in economics) provides a host of current news, data, and topical analysis of economics. Updated frequently by a newsbot, the news and commentary section is divided into several themed sections and drawn from a wide number of online sources. After reading some of these articles, visitors may want to consult the online economics glossary that offers brief explanations of terms ranging from absolute advantage to wire transfer. Another section contains the blog that Irons writes for the site and various articles of interest. The seemingly innocuous "Stuff" section contains some nice gems, including an interview with Irons about becoming involved in the field of economics. Overall, the site is a nice way for people who are familiar (or just getting acquainted) with the discipline. [KMG

403

Design Scenarios for Web-Based Management of Online Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Internet enables access to more information, from a greater variety of perspectives and with greater immediacy, than ever before. A person may be interested in information to become more informed or to coordinate his or her local activities and place them into a larger, more global context. The challenge, as has been noted by many, is to sift through all the information to find what is relevant without becoming overwhelmed. Furthermore, the selected information must be put into an actionable form. The diversity of the Web has important consequences for the variety of ideas that are now available. While people once relied on newspaper editors to shape their view of the world, today's technology creates room for a more democratic approach. Today it is easy to pull news feeds from a variety of sources and aggregate them. It is less easy to push that information to a variety of channels. At a higher level, we might have the goal of collecting all the available information about a certain topic, on a daily basis. There are many new technologies available under the umbrella of Web 2.0, but it can be difficult to use them together for the management of online information. Web-based support for online communication management is the most appropriate choice to address the deficiencies apparent with current technologies. We consider the requirements and potential designs for such information management support, by following an example related to local food.

Hepting, Daryl H.; Maciag, Timothy

404

Online Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home of resource collections that support the use of online games and environments for teaching geoscience. There is now a collection of relevant references, examples of online games, and ideas for teaching with online games suggested by participants in the Spring 2008 workshop.

405

Online Advertising  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter explores what makes online advertising different from traditional advertising channels. We argue that online advertising differs from traditional advertising channels in two important ways: measurability and targetability. Measurability is higher because the digital nature of online advertising means that responses to ads can be tracked relatively easily. Targetability is higher because data can be automatically tracked at an

Avi Goldfarb; Catherine Tucker

2011-01-01

406

Web Accessibility and Guidelines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Access to, and movement around, complex online environments, of which the World Wide Web (Web) is the most popular example, has long been considered an important and major issue in the Web design and usability field. The commonly used slang phrase ‘surfing the Web’ implies rapid and free access, pointing to its importance among designers and users alike. It has also been long established that this potentially complex and difficult access is further complicated, and becomes neither rapid nor free, if the user is disabled. There are millions of people who have disabilities that affect their use of the Web. Web accessibility aims to help these people to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with, as well as contribute to, the Web, and thereby the society in general. This accessibility is, in part, facilitated by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) currently moving from version one to two. These guidelines are intended to encourage designers to make sure their sites conform to specifications, and in that conformance enable the assistive technologies of disabled users to better interact with the page content. In this way, it was hoped that accessibility could be supported. While this is in part true, guidelines do not solve all problems and the new WCAG version two guidelines are surrounded by controversy and intrigue. This chapter aims to establish the published literature related to Web accessibility and Web accessibility guidelines, and discuss limitations of the current guidelines and future directions.

Harper, Simon; Yesilada, Yeliz

407

Content-based analysis of news video  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we present a schema for content-based analysis of broadcast news video. First, we separate commercials from news using audiovisual features. Then, we automatically organize news programs into a content hierarchy at various levels of abstraction via effective integration of video, audio, and text data available from the news programs. Based on these news video structure and content analysis technologies, a TV news video Library is generated, from which users can retrieve definite news story according to their demands.

Yu, Junqing; Zhou, Dongru; Liu, Huayong; Cai, Bo

2001-09-01

408

Poynter Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1975, the Poynter Institute was created by Nelson Poynter, who served as chairman of the St. Petersburg Times and the Congressional Quarterly. Over the past three decades, the organization has worked to train new cadres of journalists through a variety of intensive seminars and educational formats. Poynter Online provides interested parties access to a wide range of articles and columns created by well-regarded members of their organization and other working journalists from around the United States. Visitors can view job postings in the field, look over career columns, and even submit questions to columnists. Along with this vocationally oriented material, there are sections such as ÂdiversityÂ, ÂphotojournalismÂ, and ÂethicsÂ, which contain insightful pieces on these subjects. As might be expected given the general trends in media, there are a number of helpful blogs here that address writing for general audiences, ethical considerations for journalists, and so on. For aspiring journalists and those currently working in the profession, this site is tremendously useful.

409

Making News Connections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how one teacher uses news articles to teach connections between the present-day real world and the books that her students read. Notes that her intent is to help readers transfer concepts from one domain (their reading) to another (real life). Offers the example of how this was done with the book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. (SR)

Swiderek, Bobbi

1998-01-01

410

NewsWire, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the 3 2002 issues of the newsletter "NewsWire," (volume 5). Issue Number One focuses on collaborative Web projects. This issue begins with descriptions of four individual projects: "iEARN"; "Operation RubyThroat"; "Follow the Polar Huskies!"; and "Log in Your Animal Roadkill!" Features that follow include: "Bringing the…

Byrom, Elizabeth, Ed.; Bingham, Margaret, Ed.; Bowman, Gloria, Ed.; Shoemaker, Dan, Ed.

2002-01-01

411

Latest Space Shuttle News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from NASA offers the latest news on the space shuttle program. It features a variety of articles on the program. Links to other sites on the shuttle program provide provide resources such as posters, educational materials and interactive resources. Users can use the site to learn more about the most recent space shuttle missions or any of the past missions.

2002-01-01

412

News from LBL  

SciTech Connect

We present a brief summary of recent news from LBL related to accelerator physics. This talk was given on October 29, 1993 at the 6th Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on the subject ``Synchro- Betraton Resonances,`` held in Funchal (Madeira, Portugal), October 24--30, 1993.

Furman, M.A.

1994-01-26

413

Figuring Out Health News  

MedlinePLUS

... Put keywords from the news report into a search engine and see what comes up. The results will give you lots of different perspectives — particularly if the issue is big ... the sites that show up in search results may not have the most accurate and ...

414

Cornell News: New Nanoguitar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news article provides information about the newest version of the ânanoguitarâ created at Cornell University. The article describes the manufacture of sub-micron oscillators, in this case in the shape of a guitar and how the guitar string vibrations are investigated. The article includes a micrograph of this tiny musical instrument.

2008-07-09

415

Commonwealth News Update  

Microsoft Academic Search

A growing scandal over phone-hacking, alleged bribery of senior police officers and the use of convicted private investigators to obtain private information illegally enveloped Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, News Corporation. Murdoch and his son James were questioned by MPs as pressure grew in Britain, and abroad, to curb the tycoon's dominant role. Malta voted to legalise divorce. A corruption

Oren Gruenbaum

2011-01-01

416

News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews library news for 1997. Highlights public library budgets, examined by number of patrons served; Internet filters and censorship; librarians and the media; private and government funding sources; outsourcing; expectations for growth in the publishing industry, emphasizing the Asian economic crisis; and new ideas from the next generation of…

St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Milliot, Jim; Bing, Jonathan

1998-01-01

417

Environmental news reports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A collection of 13 news reports ranging in length from 1:30 to 2:16, about a wide range of on-going research dealing with the following environmental issues: remote sensing-water resources, a better soybean ink, kenaf: new paper crop, pesta: to control we...

1994-01-01

418

Antarctic News Clips - 1992.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The newspaper and magazine stories selected for this book present only a sampling of one year's (July 1991 to July 1992) news coverage of Antarctica. The only requirement for inclusion in this publication is that the article's subject matter pertains or r...

1992-01-01

419

2004 News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Utter the news media to anyone and chances are you will be offered an instant judgment of the institution: Fair and balanced defenders of democracy biased liberals watch dogs attack dogs, and let's not forget former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's de...

W. Beard J. Benfer J. Bohr R. Castellvi J. Chambers

2004-01-01

420

News from the frontline  

Cancer.gov

News from the Frontline Leslie G. Ford, M.D. Associate Director for Clinical Research Division of Cancer Prevention NCI/NIH/DHHS March 18, 2003 Dr. Elias Zerhouni NIH Director NIH Roadmap: Themes New Pathways to Discovery Re-engineering Clinical Research

421

PLCO News, Winter 2001  

Cancer.gov

PLCO News, Winter 2001 Trial Update Enrollment goal: 148,000 Total enrollment (as of November 30, 2000): 152,139 Men enrolled: 75,565 Women enrolled: 76,574 Number of people enrolled at age: 55-59 49,944 60-64 47,058

422

PLCO News, Winter 2001  

Cancer.gov

PLCO News, Winter 2001 Cancer Information Service If you have a question about cancer, call and speak with a trained specialist at NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS). The CIS operates a nationwide toll-free telephone hotline Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.

423

News About News in a Presidential Primary Campaign: Press Metacoverage on Evening News, Political Talk, and Political Comedy Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines press metacoverage (i.e., news about news) on traditional broadcast network evening news programs, political talk programs on cable television, and political comedy programs. A content analysis found that 2008 presidential primary campaign stories on The O'Reilly Factor, Countdown, and The Daily Show were more likely to cover the news media and to present the news media in

David Wise; Paul R. Brewer

2010-01-01

424

Journalism by demand: The changing role of online journalists as agenda setters. A case study of the Internet Chicago Tribune  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is an examination of the changing role of online journalists as agenda setters and uses a case study of the Internet Chicago Tribune. By focusing on the interplay between the degree of interactivity and the agenda setting function of the online journalists, this study delineates the changing patterns in news selection procedures in the online newsroom. In the

Sung Hee Park

2000-01-01

425

Citizen's Income Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Citizen's income (CI) is "an unconditional, non-withdrawable income payable to each individual as a right of citizenship." According to this site, "Three strands of thought come together in CI. They are: the right of every individual to a minimum standard of existence; the uncoupling of income and work; and the concern for an individual's freedom." Citizen's Income Online is the Website for the London-based organization Citizen's Income Study Center (CISC), which examines issues relating to poverty and unemployment. The front page of the site showcases breaking news and information, as well as linking to some of CISC's ongoing projects. The site also includes research articles from CISC and other organizations; FAQs about citizen's income, with each short answer linking to a more involved explanation; the CISC's quarterly newsletter; and related links.

426

How TV News Meets People's Needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

While most programs on television have an entertainment function, TV news is generally seen as meeting people's need for information. However more emotive gratifications are also associated with news- viewing. This study examines gratifications people derive from TV news in relation to their preferences for different types of news. It is found that people who watch TV news for information

John P. Henningham

1982-01-01

427

The NEWS ontology: Design and applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

News agencies are one of the main actors in the news business. These agencies produce daily big amounts of digital contents, which need to be managed and distributed to their customers. The NEWS (News Engine Web Services) project, already completed, had as goal to develop tools that, using state of the art technologies, may help news agencies to improve their

Norberto Fernández García; Damaris Fuentes; Luis Sánchez; Jesús Arias-Fisteus

2010-01-01

428

Accessible Digital Media Guidelines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Wide Web is a tool that has a myriad of uses for any type of person, so it should be accessible to everyone. In order to help Web designers and software authors accommodate people with disabilities, this site offers a series of guidelines that explains how to effectively serve these types of users. Following a discussion of different disabilities, assistive technologies, and general accessibility tips, ten main guideline topics are addressed in depth. Techniques for using images, multimedia applications, and mathematics illustrations, among others, are given to create a more universally useable online experience.

Freed, Geoff; Rothberg, Madeleine

2007-07-18

429

Open Access and Global Participation in Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigations into the impact of open access journals on subsequent citations confounded open and electronic access and failed to track availability over time. With new data, we separated these effects. We demonstrate that article and journal citations increase more when a journal comes online freely rather than commercially and that free access journals are cited more by scientists in poorer

James A. Evans; Jacob Reimer

2009-01-01

430

Open Access Initiatives in India - an Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Developing countries have embraced open access with a view to promote visibility of research done in these regions. Open access initiatives described in this paper are based on interviews with information professionals responsible for creation and maintenance,of online research repositories in the country. Open access journals, e-print archives and e- theses repositories are covered with an emphasis on the

Leila Fernandez

431

Access to Scientific Publications: The Scientist's Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundScientific publishing is undergoing significant changes due to the growth of online publications, increases in the number of open access journals, and policies of funders and universities requiring authors to ensure that their publications become publicly accessible. Most studies of the impact of these changes have focused on the growth of articles available through open access or the number of

Yegor Voronin; Askar Myrzahmetov; Alan Bernstein

2011-01-01

432

Trends Journals Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sixteen review journals from Elsevier Trends Journals are now available online to BioMedNet members (BioMedNet membership is free but requires registration) via trends Online. Journals included in this service are Trends in Biochemical Sciences, Trends in Biotechnology, Trends in Cell Biology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Drug Discovery Today, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Trends in Endocrinology, Trends in Genetics, Immunology Today, Trends in Microbiology, Molecular Medicine Today, Trends in Neuroscience, Parasitology Today, Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Today, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, and Trends in Plant Science. These journals are freely accessible until May 1, 1999. Afterwards, access is available only to subscribers of each particular Trends journal. Full-text articles from January 1998 can be viewed in both HTML and .pdf formats.

1998-01-01

433

The Power of the Press: The Effects of Press Frames in Political Campaign News on Media Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses how the behaviors, roles, and standards of mainstream journalism are framed in political campaign news and empirically examines applicability and accessibility effects of so-called press frames on individuals' media perceptions, specifically on news information quality and negative aspects of content (cf. Kosicki & McLeod, 1990). Following previous work, we posited that journalists frame the press in three

Paul DAngelo; Matthew Lombard

2008-01-01

434

Wisc-Online: Online Learning Object Repository  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Drawing on a wide range of subject expertise, the Wisconsin Online Resource Center (Wisc-Online) is a digital library of web-based learning resources known as "learning objects". "Learning objects" are essentially self-contained small chunks of learning that can be embedded in a learning activity, lesson, unit or course. The site includes over 2170 of these objects, and new objects are being developed continuously. Visitors will need to complete a short registration form before they are allowed to access all of the materials on the site, but they can certainly get a sense of what the site includes by checking out the "New Learning Objects" area. Here they will find everything from animated presentations showing how the pH level of a cleaning solution is controlled to an interactive activity on industrial automation. Also, visitors are also encouraged to sign up to receive their RSS feed.

435

Codes of Ethics Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology maintains the Codes of Ethics Online Web site. The Center writes: "With the advent of the Internet, it seemed clear that digitizing the codes and making them accessible over the World-Wide Web would benefit researchers, students, and professionals alike." The science page contains links to over fifty organizations' ethical codes, including the American Institute of Chemists, the American Physical Society, the Water Quality Association, etc.

436

On-Line Expeditions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On-line expeditions explores the ocean depths by introducing deep-sea research with interactive features, photos, audio and video clips and middle/high school classroom participation. The topics covered include deep sea geology and hydrothermal vents; history of deep-sea exploration and technology; hydrography and chemical oceanography; marine life and more. Teachers can access a resource guide and activities. The period of time covered is from 2000 to 2004.

437

On-Line Expeditions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On-line expeditions explores the ocean depths by introducing deep-sea research with interactive features, photos, audio and video clips and middle/high school classroom participation. The topics covered include deep sea geology and hydrothermal vents; history of deep-sea exploration and technology; hydrography and chemical oceanography; marine life and more. Teachers can access a resource guide and activities. The period of time covered is from 2000 to 2004.

2010-11-22

438

Understanding Online Knowledge Sharing: An Exploratory Theoretical Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Online learning has been getting popular in higher education. Key functionalities of online learning environment include the\\u000a access to a wider perspective of learning resources and the provision of social interactions between instructor-learners and\\u000a among learners-learners. Recent empirical findings in online learning have acknowledged the importance of online knowledge\\u000a sharing as an integral part of online learning, through the various

Will Wai-Kit Ma; Allan Hoi Kau Yuen

2010-01-01

439

The anatomy of a news search engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, news browsing and searching is one of the most important Internet activity. This paper introduces a general framework to build a News search engine by describing Velthune, an academic News search engine available on line.

Antonio Gulli

2005-01-01

440

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2010-01-01

441

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2009-01-01

442

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2013-01-01

443

Environmental News Link  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental News Link Web site is published by Capital Reports, which was founded in 1980 by former lobbyist Brian Sturtevant and is self described as a pioneer in specialized environmental policy reporting. Offering an alternative to mainstream sites, visitors can read timely articles on some of the most important environmental news stories of the day. A few of the recent entries include stories about new toxic air emission rules, potential changes to BLM grazing regulations, and how the EPA is providing tools to improve septic system management. Although the articles are very succinct and no links are offered for additional information, those seeking quick updates will appreciate the well laid out and easily read articles.

2003-01-01

444

World Bank: News & Broadcast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From logistics to international development, the World Bank's News & Broadcast website is worth bookmarking, particularly for public policy types, international affairs scholars, and anyone with a penchant for global matters. The homepage presents a news area, complete with icons which indicate whether there is video or audio associated with each item. Not only is it a good way to learn about the World Bank's activities, it is another way to stay on top of economic development strategies, political unrest, and foreign investment patterns. Visitors to the site can search all of the media available here, look over the World Bank's YouTube channel, and sign up for their RSS feed. Those persons looking for specific types of information can find a number of categories, including "Speeches", and "Issue Briefs".

445

Assessing the Accessibility of Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A wide range of tools is now available to enable teaching practitioners to create web-based educational materials from PowerPoint presentations, adding a variety of different digital media, such as audio and animation. The pilot study described in this paper compared three different systems for producing multimedia presentations from existing…

Badge, Joanne L.; Dawson, Emma; Cann, Alan J.; Scott, Jon

2008-01-01

446

Online CME usage patterns.  

PubMed

The paper reports the findings of the analysis of a sample of 829 online Continuous Medical Education (CME) enrolments aimed at inspecting users' preferences and behaviours. The contents of the analyzed course are provided as online SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) resources together with the corresponding Pdf downloadable versions allowing different usage patterns (online only, Pdf only, online AND Pdf, mixed online OR Pdf). The results point out that there is not a specific preference for one of the four patterns and that most of the users access both navigable modules and Pdf documents. Demographic characteristics and initial knowledge level do not influence the choice of a specific usage pattern that probably depends on internal or context factors. From the point of view of knowledge acquisition, the four patterns are equivalent. As regards users' behaviour, the analysis has pointed out two issues: 1) the attitude to conclude the course in a short time and to reach good test scores, but not the excellence; 2) learning activity tracing data were not available for all the enrolments. Cues for discussion are proposed. PMID:21893749

Mazzoleni, M Cristina; Rognoni, Carla; Finozzi, Enrico; Giorgi, Ines; Pagani, Marco; Imbriani, Marcello

2011-01-01

447

First Monday: Open Access Publishing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The peer-reviewed Internet journal, First Monday (discussed in the August 23, 1996 Scout Report), presents a dreary picture for open access publishing and research. The author of this article, Joseph J. Esposito, comments on The Unexpected Future of Open Access Publishing. Esposito is skeptical of the idea that the age of the Internet and online publishing will bring access to the world's research publications free for everyone, "by shifting the costs to other places in the value chain and disintermediating publishers." Instead, he argues that Open Access will come about at the cost of authors and their proxies. The author details his argument regarding these unanticipated outcomes in this article.

448

Geomorphology in the news  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each student must choose a current news article that relates to geomorphology. Each student will given an oral presentation about the article, including a synopsis of the story and a description of geomorphic processes that are involved. The other students are able to ask questions. The activity gives the students a chance to relate what they are learning about in class to current events and social issues. Designed for a geomorphology course Has minimal/no quantitative component

Gasparini, Nicole

449

Preventing Underage Alcohol Access: Policy and Enforcement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the major challenges faced by states and communities is the prevention of underage alcohol access. Underage drinking is widespread and, to a large extent, tolerated by society. It is also implicated in a range of health and social problems that are both tragic and costly. The bad news is clear and all too visible. Underage alcohol use is a…

Stewart, Kathryn

2002-01-01

450

Contact: Releasing the news  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problem of mass behavior after man's future contacts with other intelligences in the universe is not only a challenge for social scientists and political leaders all over the world, but also a cultural time bomb as well. In fact, since the impact of CETI (Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) on human civilization, with its different cultures, might cause a serious socio-anthropological shock, a common and predetermined worldwide strategy is necessary in releasing the news after the contact, in order to keep possible manifestations of fear, panic and hysteria under control. An analysis of past studies in this field and of parallel historical situations as analogs suggests a definite "authority crisis" in the public as a direct consequence of an unexpected release of the news, involving a devastating "chain reaction" process (from both the psychological and sociological viewpoints) of anomie and maybe the collapse of today's society. The only way to prevent all this is to prepare the world's public opinion concerning contact before releasing the news, and to develop a long-term strategy through the combined efforts of scientists, political leaders, intelligence agencies and the mass media, in order to create the cultural conditions in which a confrontation with ETI won't affect mankind in a traumatic way. Definite roles and tasks in this multi-level model are suggested.

Pinotti, Roberto

451

U.S. Department of the Interior: News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is charged with overseeing the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the US Geological Survey, among other agencies. Those interested in wildlife and habitat conservation and the role that government agencies play in such efforts will find useful news releases at this site. The DOI homepage provides news and information on DOI activities, with a wide variety of links to other (related) agencies. The DOI's monthly newsletter People, Land, and Water may be accessed directly from the site (.pdf or .zip). Of greatest interest is the series of select press releases (Interior News Releases) highlighting recent ongoings in the DOI. Also available is an archive of past releases.

452

Empathy online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Members of online support communities help each other by empathising about common problems and exchanging information about symptoms and treatments. Results from two studies indicate that: empathy occurs in most online textual communities; empathetic communication is influenced by the topic being discussed; the presence of women tends to encourage empathy; and the presence of moderators not only reduces hostility but

J. Preece

1999-01-01

453

Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Distance education, which began as correspondence courses in the nineteenth century and grew into educational television during the twentieth century, evolved into learning on the Web by the mid-1990s. Accompanying the rise in online learning has been a similar rise in organizations and publications dedicated to serving the needs of online

Perry, Edward H.; Pilati, Michelle L.

2011-01-01

454

The King of All Mediums: A Field Study of College Students Use of Mediums for News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the media progresses and grows it creates more information and new mediums for users to access information. With this growth it becomes increasingly more difficult for users to decipher which medium should be used to access information. Each medium offers both positive and negative aspects; some are more accurate when reporting news, while…

Obaidi, Jabbar Al-A.; Lamb-Williams, Christopher; Mordas, Victoria

2004-01-01

455

National Alliance for Accessible Golf  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With the aim of creating a more inclusive environment on golf courses, the National Alliance for Accessible Golf website provides a variety of online resources. Of especial interest are two PDF toolkits which help guide golf course owners, operators and players through the specifics of making golf more accessible to people with disabilities. Project GAIN (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks) is a national research project and a key component in the Alliance's strategy to help make golf more accessible - a basic outline of the project is provided on the site as well as a video which outlines the aims of the GAIN. Also provided for users is a list of links to other online resources related to golf and disability issues as well as information about how to get involved with both the Alliance and Project GAIN.

2007-02-04

456

Lognormal infection times of online information spread.  

PubMed

The infection times of individuals in online information spread such as the inter-arrival time of Twitter messages or the propagation time of news stories on a social media site can be explained through a convolution of lognormally distributed observation and reaction times of the individual participants. Experimental measurements support the lognormal shape of the individual contributing processes, and have resemblance to previously reported lognormal distributions of human behavior and contagious processes. PMID:23700473

Doerr, Christian; Blenn, Norbert; Van Mieghem, Piet

2013-05-21

457

Concentration in advertising-supported online markets: an empirical approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the causes of market concentration in advertising-supported online markets such as sports, news, and email. In particular, it is the first paper to explore the relationship between concentration and product differentiation, economies of scale, market size, advertising, content costs, and multi-market ownership in online markets. As expected, differentiated large markets with low content costs and little multi-market

Avi Goldfarb

2004-01-01

458

Listening to News Audiences: The Impact of Community Structure and Economic Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines influences on the degree to which news organizations attend to everyday readers through online feedback, or conversely via advertising and marketing data. Factors at the community level, the market level, and the organizational level are examined as predictors of editors’ exposure and attention to audiences. Results of a national survey indicate that most editors tend to pay

Carly T. McKenzie; Wilson Lowrey; Hal Hays; Jee Young Chung; Chang Wan Woo

2011-01-01

459

ScalableWeb News Adaptation To Mobile Devices Using Visual Block Segmentation for Ubiquitous Media Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an enhanced method of Web content adaptation to mobile devices for online News article provision in ubiquitous environments. Our system exploits a scheme of visual block segmentation for Web pages that filters out unnecessary blocks and extracts useful article information from content blocks. This method resolves the problems of previous approaches to Web content adaptation in which

Eunshil Lee; Jinbeom Kang; Joongmin Choi; Jaeyoung Yang

2007-01-01

460

Towards context-aware personalization and a broad perspective on the semantics of news articles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze preferences and the reading flow of users of a popular Austrian online newspaper. Unlike traditional news filtering approaches, we postulate that a user's preference for particular articles depends not only on the topic and on propositional contents, but also on the user's current context and on more subtle attributes. Our assumption is motivated by the observation that many

Jeremy Jancsary; Friedrich Neubarth; Harald Trost

2010-01-01

461

Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have received considerable attention in news headlines describing gamers who have died while engaging in excessive play. However, more common physical and psychosocial effects attributed to online video gaming are social isolation, increased aggression, and negative academic and occupational consequences.…

Sublette, Victoria Anne; Mullan, Barbara

2012-01-01

462

Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have received considerable attention in news headlines describing gamers who have died while engaging in excessive play. However, more common physical and psychosocial effects attributed to online video gaming are social isolation, increased aggression, and negative academic and occupational…

Sublette, Victoria Anne; Mullan, Barbara

2012-01-01

463

News Consumption and Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bias in the market for news is well-documented. Recent research in economics explains the phenomenon by assuming that consumers want to read (watch) news that is consistent with their tastes or prior beliefs rather than the truth. The present paper builds on this idea but recognizes that (i) besides “biased” consumers, there are also “conscientious” consumers whose sole interest is

Yi Xiang; Miklos Sarvary

2007-01-01

464

News Sources and Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we investigate the relationship between news sources and media firms. Although empirically important, this channel for supply-driven media bias has not previously been analyzed in economics literature. We model the relationship as an informal contract based on trust and punishment, where a news source decides if and how much information to provide to a media firm. Strategic

Armando J. Garcia-Pires; Hans Jarle Kind; Lars Sørgard

2012-01-01

465

Sentiment classification for stock news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web news articles play an important role in stock market. Sentiment classification of news articles can help the investors make investment decisions more efficiently. In this paper, we implemented an approach of Chinese new words detection by using N-gram model and applied the result for Chinese word segmentation and sentiment classification. Appraisal theory was introduced into sentiment analysis and Naive

Yang Gao; Li Zhou; Yong Zhang; Chunxiao Xing; Yigang Sun; Xianzhong Zhu

2010-01-01

466

Getting Out the Good News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A majority of American schools are meeting the challenge of educating children. A New York State district gets out the good news by producing school newsletters and videos, by constant and close contact with the local news media, and by forming ties with local real estate agents. (MLF)|

Paciancia, David

1995-01-01

467

NEWS COVERAGE AND SUPPORT FOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizens depend on information from the mass media when forming their opinion about political issues. Studies have shown that news media coverage of the EU can affect general and policy-specific support for European integration. Extant research has focused on individual-level analyses at specific points in time. The present study considers whether the visibility and the framing of EU news coverage

Rens Vliegenthart; Andreas R. T. Schuck; Hajo G. Boomgaarden; Claes H. De Vreese

468

Automatic Parsing of News Video  

Microsoft Academic Search

Video content parsing is possible when one has an a priori model of a video's structure based on domain knowledge. This paper presents work on using domain knowledge to parse content of news video programs. Approaches to locating and identifying frame structure models based on temporal and spatial structure of news video data, along with algorithms to apply these models

Hongjiang Zhang; Yihong Gong; Stephen W. Smoliar; Shuang Yeo Tan

1994-01-01

469

Making Youths Happy News Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Based on the uses and gratifications theory and the Delphi technique, this study did an in-depth investigation among,28 college and high school students on youths’ rationales behind their news consumption behavior. The study concludes that, in years to come, the news industry needs to realize a

Edgar Huang

470

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews important science news stories of 1981 as reported in "Science News." Gives a one-sentence summary and volume and page references for each story. Groups items by topic including space and astronomy, archaeology and anthropology, technology, behavior, science and society, energy, environment, and specific science disciplines. (DC)

Science News, 1981

1981-01-01

471

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a review of important science news stories of 1989 as reported in the pages of "Science News." Topics include anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, environment, food science, math and computers, paleobiology, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. (CW)

Science News, 1989

1989-01-01

472

Online Library Systems: Bringing Information to People.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|OCLC is a computer network system providing an online union catalog and cataloging, interlibrary loan, serials control, name-address directory, acquisitions, and circulation control services to over 4000 user terminals linked together by dedicated leased telephone lines or by dial access systems. OCLC users have at their fingertips online files…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.

473

Evaluating Online Programs through a Gifted Lens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning programs have exploded on the educational scene, growing at a rate of approximately 30% annually. Online programming is here to stay and is changing the face of education. Moreover, this new venue holds great promise for gifted students, with its ability to provide greater access to academically rigorous curriculum, highly…

Sanderson, Elfi; Greenberger, Roxanne

2011-01-01

474

Evaluating Online Programs through a Gifted Lens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online learning programs have exploded on the educational scene, growing at a rate of approximately 30% annually. Online programming is here to stay and is changing the face of education. Moreover, this new venue holds great promise for gifted students, with its ability to provide greater access to academically rigorous curriculum, highly…

Sanderson, Elfi; Greenberger, Roxanne

2011-01-01

475

On-Line Assessment: What, Why, How.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent increases in the speed and accessibility of computers and networks have made it possible to administer tests on-line. On-line assessment can be conducted in a controlled setting, such as a testing center, or distributed over local area networks or the Internet to libraries and student homes, allowing students the flexibility to complete…

Natal, Dottie

476

The IAEA's WorldAtom Internet site: International news and information services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides news and public information services via the Internet through its WorldAtom home page. The page is accessible at www.iaea.org\\/worldatom. Following are brief highlights of the items available on the site by clicking Press Centre, Reference Centre, or other links: Daily Press Review: Summaries of selected news items pertaining to global nuclear developments and

Kyd

2000-01-01

477

International News Flows in the Post-Cold War World: Mapping the News and the News Producers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the global political environment, major global news providers, and technologies of global news production. Argues for a multinational comparative mapping of international news representation in the 1990s. Outlines a major international venture to update and elaborate the 1979 UNESCO/IAMCR study of foreign news in the media of 29…

Sreberny-Mohammadi, Annabelle

1995-01-01

478

The News Hour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An activity that I successfully used twice in teaching Active Tectonics is one I call "The News Hour," patterned after the PBS New Hour. I generated the idea out of concern that active tectonics sets of class readings are so broad, diverse, and and voluminous that it can be intimidating both for students and faculty to think about how best to prepare for a given class. I concluded that one way to achieve context is to set up a brief dialogue that removes 'geospeak' and centers a focus on societal implications of active tectonic phenomena. ACTIVE TECTONICS, SOCIETY, EARTHQUAKES, MEDIA

Davis, George

479

Internet Archive: TV News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Internet Archive has created this very ambitious project to bring together over 371,000 news broadcasts of various origins since 2009. Students of communications, media, and related fields will find much to revel in here. Visitors can search all of the captions from each program on the homepage or look at the Recent Extracted Topics word cloud. Not surprisingly, some of the popular words here include "Technology," "Energy," "Defense," and "Environment." Visitors can fine-tune their search by looking for certain programs on select networks in order to get a better sense of different programming styles and nuances.

2012-01-01

480

Library Accessibility.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper addresses issues in libraries' architectural accessibility for disabled students. A history of awareness regarding accessibility is recounted and the increased acknowledgement of need for services for disabled persons is underlined. The author points out steps that may be undertaken to provide accessibility in ways other than major…

Wilson, Betty Ruth

481

Open access  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Open-access journals are publishing at a pace that is not much faster than some recently launched subscription-based journals. The swiftest and surest route to full open-access publishing is then for funders, institutions and publishers to agree on the conditions for self-archiving in publicly accessible repositories.

2012-05-01

482

Access Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent library innovations, such as integrated library systems, access to electronic resources, emphasis on patrons' information needs in all formats, renewed interest in quality library services, and the expanded responsibilities of circulation departments have resulted in the merging of certain library functions into a new unit called access services. For this paper, access services is defined as those library functions

Joyce K. Thornton; Carolyn Warmann

2002-01-01

483

International News and Borrowed News in the New York Times: An Update  

Microsoft Academic Search

This content analysis shows the number of international news items in the New York Times has decreased over the last 22 years. Roughly one in five items contained second-hand or borrowed news (material first disseminated by and attributed to another news organization), though trend analysis indicates increasing news borrowing. Borrowed news was most common in items from Second World (Communist)

Daniel Riffe; Charles F. Aust; Rhonda J. Gibson; Elizabeth K. Viall; Huiuk Yi

1993-01-01

484

A model for the translation of news agency texts (Sapa) for radio (OFM) news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radio news differs from news provided by other media. According to Oosthuizen (1996), radio is an alerting medium. Leiter, Harriss and Johnson (2000) refer to this attribute as immediacy. The time available to news is very limited and this is why radio news stories are condensed into only a few sentences. Furthermore, news for broadcast is written in a conversational

Marlie van Rooyen; Jacobus A Naudé

2009-01-01

485

China's Chemical Information Online Service: ChI2Net.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Chemical Integrated Information Service Network (ChI2Net), a comprehensive online information service system which includes chemical, technical, economic, market, news, and management information based on computer and modern communication technology that was built by the China National Chemical Information Centre. (Author/LRW)|

Naiyan, Yu; And Others

1997-01-01

486

Minority research and education information service: Design, develop, pilot test, and implement on-line access for historically black colleges and universities and government agencies. Annual status report, April 1, 1991--March 31, 1992.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Annual Status Report describes the design, development and implementation of the Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) project by Federal Information Exchange, Inc. for the period of April 1, 1991 to March 31, 1992. Summary information detaili...

J. A. Rodman

1992-01-01

487

Shoreland's Travel Health Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Shoreland, Inc., a company that supports health professionals who counsel international travelers, has made this web site available to the public. Users will find detailed travel advisory information for travelers to 229 countries, arranged alphabetically. The information presented is drawn from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the US Department of State, as well as news, medical, and travel media. Users can also access a listing of travel medicine providers, as well as detailed, well organized information about general travel health concerns, preventive medications, and specific illnesses. Most of the information on this site is available from the agencies mentioned above, but Shoreland has gathered, organized, and cross-referenced it for ease of use and completeness.

1997-01-01

488

A Squatter on the Fourth Estate: Google News  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buoyed by its brand name, Google News has grown from its beta stage into a popular news site with a significant share of the Internet market for “Current Events and Global News.” The success of Google News raises questions about the nature of news and even the desirability of Google's presenting news. Where does Google News fit into the myriad

Jim Galbraith

2008-01-01

489

The Diffusion of "Shocking" Good News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the diffusion of news about the Mormon Church's approval of Blacks for the priesthood revealed that "shocking" good news can ignite the interpersonal communications system, that news has more credibility when obtained from media than when obtained interpersonally, and that people use mass media to verify news obtained interpersonally.…

Haroldsen, Edwin O.; Harvey, Kenneth

1979-01-01

490

Routines and the making of oppositional news  

Microsoft Academic Search

This participant observation study takes a critical look at the idea of “news routines.” By looking at a politically oppositional news room, it is possible to sort through the elements of production to discover just which ones make this radio station's news “oppositional.” Some scholars say that news routines, like the need to show balance or to report events instead

Nina Eliasoph

1988-01-01

491

Trading Strategies To Exploit News Sentiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use quantitative news data generated by a large-scale natural language processing (NLP) news analysis system to perform a comprehensive study on how a company's re- ported news frequency, sentiment polarity and subjectivity anticipates or reflects its stock trading volumes and finan- cial returns. Our analysis provides concrete evidence that news data is highly informative, as previously suggested in the

Wenbin Zhang; Steven Skiena

492

Learning Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To improve large lecture courses, the authors designed a hybrid instructional format that couples online homework with in-class, active learning exercises. They assessed student perceptions of a pilot version this hybrid class, and most students felt that

Sibley, Duncan H.; Riffell, Samuel K.

2003-03-01

493

Histology Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Histology-online is a web-based, interactive histology textbook and atlas. It includes a computerized microscope to examine tissues and organs and provides a new way to teach histology that is preferred by students.

2011-08-01

494

United Nations Chronicle Online Edition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The UN has recently created an online version of the UN Chronicle, a subscription-based quarterly journal. The site does not offer full access to the journal, but it does offer a number of selected articles from the current edition and back issues through 1997.

495

Tsunami Technologies: Online Cluster Computing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TTI provides a unique cluster computing service accessible online from anywhere. TTI is committed to providing up-to-date, industry recognized, high performance computing (HPC) systems and services to companies and academia with the absolute best in customer service and support. And, because it is affordable, our services are even within reach of the individual scientist.

496

The Online Government Information Movement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science published recommendations for a national information policy in 1976, and concerns regarding the protection of privacy and equal public access to online information were introduced. From the mid 1970s to the early 1990s, federal government agencies were beginning to publish materials and maintain records electronically. Most current U.S. government information was available

Jan Jorgensen

2006-01-01

497

Dominant Factors for Online Trust  

Microsoft Academic Search

The uses of the World Wide Web on the Internet for commerce and information access continue to expand. The e-commerce business has proven to be a promising channel of choice for consumers as it is gradually transforming into a mainstream business activity. However, lack of trust has been identified as a major obstacle to the adoption of online shopping. Empirical

Chao-jung Hsu

2008-01-01

498

Scientific Research in Online Retrieval: A Critical Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews three types of online bibliographic retrieval studies: evaluation studies, including online service costs, manual versus online searching and vendor comparison; use and user studies, examining various populations; and projects designed to improve user access and user aids, such as vocabulary search aids and inter-system compatibility.…

Bellardo, Trudi

1981-01-01

499

Circulation System to Online Catalog: The Transition at OSU.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of an online public access catalog from a limited-purpose online circulation system at Ohio State University (OSU) and the negative and positive aspects of this transition. It is noted that the online system, known as the Library Control System (LCS), was designed to be fully operational in July 1982. Steps in…

Van Pulis, Noelle

500

Student Characteristics that Predict Persistence in Community College Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the student characteristics of learning style, locus of control, computer experience and access, and online course experience on persistence of community college students in online courses. An online survey instrument based on the Barsch Learning Style Inventory (1996), the Abbreviated Measure of Internal-External Locus of…

Harrell, Ivan L., II; Bower, Beverly L.

2011-01-01