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A Preference Cluster Management Method based on User Access\\/Non-viewed Logs for Personal Online News Delivery toward Portable Terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine online news delivery toward portable terminals that recommends the news article that adapts to a user preference based on user access logs. Based on the hypothesis that multiple user interests can be obtained from user access logs, we proposed the new method of the preference management using the following technique; extraction of multiple user preferences by clustering articles

Kazuhiro OTSUKI; Gen HATTORI; Haruo HOSHINO; Kazunori MATSUMOTO; Fumiaki SUGAYA

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BBC News Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BBC News has entered the Internet news arena in impressive fashion. Their site contains an abundance of news pieces, organized into several sections: Front Page, UK, World, Business, Science/Technology, and Sports. The stories are generally well-written and well-supported graphically with photos and links to relevant sites. Multimedia features include continuously updated RealPlayer broadcasts from BBC Radio Five and daily broadcasts of the BBC Nine O'Clock News at 21.00 GMT. In addition, the site contains Dispatches from correspondents around the world, information on numerous BBC radio and television programs (including a link to BBC World Service online), and Talking Point, an online forum for discussing selected news items. A Cantonese version of the site, requiring special software, is also available.

1997-01-01

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SIAM News Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) online news journal "brings educators and users of mathematics a publication that helps them keep up with the latest developments and issues in their working environment." Released ten times a year, SIAM news includes technical articles, updates about research and scientific breakthroughs, and more. With a broad range of writers and contributors, the publication can be useful for anyone who is part of the math community.

2005-12-13

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Science News Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The weekly free online science news magazine, Science News, covers "the most important research in all fields of science" and currently reaches 200,000 subscribers and 1.2 million readers. For example, this week's issue contains seventeen articles, ranging from how scientists are uncovering the secrets behind avalanches to a report on the current Hubble telescope mission. Users can search the magazine archives, freely print each article, and even subscribe via email for each week's issue.

1996-01-01

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Financial Activity Mining from Online Multilingual News  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a financial knowledge management system, known as FAM, which is able to digest online news and conduct financial activity mining. Financial online news articles are automatically fetched from the Web. By analyzing the text content, metadata capturing major attributes such as company names and people names are automatically extracted. The metadata together with content terms are processed to

Pik-shan Cheung; Ruizhang Huang; Wai Lam

2004-01-01

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News from Online: The Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Department of Health and Human Services Toxicological Profile Information Sheet Chemical Scorecard of the Environmental Defense Fund Online course, OLCC-IV Environmental and Industrial Chemistry Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE) access date for all sites: October 1999

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-12-01

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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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Online NewsHour: Preserving Utah's Wilderness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With this PBS Online NewsHour feature, visitors can explore the contentious issue of federal wilderness designations in Utah. A battle over these designations "ended when the state convinced the federal government to drop certain land restrictions, an agreement environmentalists say will endanger pristine areas." The entire segment of this NewsHour episode may be viewed online. Visitors with slower Internet connections may wish to use the audio-only feature. The site also includes a transcript and a number of links to related NewsHour stories, including a recent one that examines President Bush's environmental record during former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman's period in office.

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Online Access: User Reaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys reactions of students and faculty to the online circulation system at University of Guelph Library, Ontario. Findings concerning status of users, frequency of use, effectiveness of instructions on screen, convenience of terminal locations, type of information required by user, and general comments are noted. Four references are provided.…

Pawley, Carolyn

1982-01-01

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Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Online News and Information Sources.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A variety of free online sources can be used by Members of Congress and staff seeking current and breaking news on fisheries, aquaculture, and marine mammals. Services identified include newswires and news services, press release services, regional and to...

E. H. Buck

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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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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Online news reports of air quality issues in Beijing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper studies Chinese media discourse on the “Blue Sky Project” in preparation for the 2008 Olympics through a textual analysis of online stories in major daily newspapers in Beijing, to examine the interaction of science and culture in environmental communication. The research finds that the news stories underscore an environmentalism practice predominantly driven by quota measurements and administrative interventions,

Janice Hua Xu

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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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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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An experimental news production system with flexible role-based access control  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of information technology has sped up the production of digital news media. An effective news production system plays an important role in improving workflow efficiency of the production via computer support collaborative work. However, most news production systems developed today target for on-line news web publishing and usually are tailored to a specific organization. In this paper,

Min-che Ho; Tsai-yen Li

2005-01-01

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Virtual Library: Providing Accessible Online Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes e-global library, a virtual library based on the Jones International University's library that organizes Internet resources to make them more accessible to students at all skill levels. Highlights include online tutorials; research guides; financial aid and career development information; and possible partnerships with other digital…

Kelly, Rob

2001-01-01

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News from Online: Industrial Chemicals and Polymers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Paper or plastic? I am asked this question every time I go grocery shopping. Asked another way, the question is, "Which polymer do you want?" To learn about polymers, go shopping at a great site from the University of Southern Mississippi, The Macrogalleria, a cyberwonderland of polymer fun at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/index.html . Plan to spend some time here. Bring along Chime and Shockwave plug-ins or download them from The Macrogalleria. The Macrogalleria shopping mall is divided into five levels. On the first level, Polymers are Everywhere at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/floor1.html, you can visit stores selling sporting goods, food, and clothing. Learn about natural polymers in shoes and in French fries at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/natupoly.html . Find out about nylon in toothbrushes at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/nylon.html and about carbon fibers in tennis racquets at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog /carfib.html-great graphics and even better chemistry. Skip up to level three for How They Work at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/floor3.html. Take a look at the history of rubber on The Cross-linking Page at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/xlink.html. Move on to level four for Makin' Polymers at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog /floor4.html. Let's go right to the Ziegler-Natta Vinyl Polymerization at http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/ziegler.html . Don't miss the humor in the initial explanation of the process. This page is excellent-with graphics, reactions, and a movie of a polymerization ( http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/movies/zns.html ). This movie is worth seeing several times. Next take a look at another catalyst metallocene at http:/ /www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/mcene.html. Explanations, graphics, and mechanisms help make this site worth visiting and great for teaching. Several people contributed to The Macrogalleria, with major contributions from Mark Michalovic of the University of Southern Mississippi. Grants were from POLYED, a joint committee of the American Chemical Society Divisions of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering and General Electric Corporation. The POLYED site, http:/ /chemdept.uwsp.edu/polyed/index.htm, is hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. This National Center for Polymer Education is another good place to go for information. More education is available at the Ziegler Research Group Home Page at http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/groups/ziegler/index.html . Go to Metallocene as Olefin Polymerization Catalysis: An Introduction ( http://www.chem.ucalgary.ca/groups/ziegler/met_intro.html ) for historical accounts of metallocene and Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Movies are available here too. This Canadian site is well-documented and educational. Back at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Why Files site at http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu helps bring important chemical and technology news to the public. Go to the archived files of October 1997 ( http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu/shorties/catalyst.html ) to find information about the importance of low-temperature metallocene catalysts. The Why Files received funding from the National Science Foundation. Go here for science information in an easy-to-read format. One of the driving forces toward better catalysis is the attempt to reach 100% product, combining efficiency with lowered pollution. Companies can look to the Environmental Protection Agency for information: Environsense at http://es.epa.gov/ is pledged to offer "Common Sense Solutions to Environmental Problems". So where can we get these polymers? The American Chemical Society can help. Go to Chemcylopedia at http://pubs.acs.org/chemcy99/ for great information. Both purchasers and users of chemicals can benefit from this site. Searches can be made on the chemical or on the supplier. Information provided includes CAS Registry Numbers and special shipping requirements as well as potential applications. Do you remember that we started with paper? Let's end with information about making paper. Go to http://www.sci.fi /~saarives

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-02-01

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On-line atomic data access  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need for atomic data is one which continues to expand in a wide variety of applications including fusion energy, astrophysics, laser-produced plasma research, and plasma processing. Modern computer database and communications technology enables this data to be placed on-line and obtained by users over the INTERNET. Presented here is a summary of the observations and conclusions regarding such on-line atomic data access derived from a forum held at the Tenth APS Topical Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas.

Schultz, David R.; Nash, Jeffrey K.

1996-07-01

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Making Online Information Accessible to Students with Disabilities, Part II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the major HTML coding techniques used when making Web pages and online courses accessible to students with disabilities. Examples of accessibility features provided are not difficult for most Web authors to incorporate into their Web pages. With a few adaptations, Web page developers can make online information accessible to students…

Robertson, Janna Siegel; Harris, James Wallace

2003-01-01

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Newdle: interactive visual exploration of large online news collections.  

PubMed

Newdle is a visual-analytics system for exploring tagged online news collections. Newdle automatically constructs an article network and article-tag network for a collection and conducts clustering and path analyses on them. Using the analysis results, the system builds visualizations and supports user interaction with the networks. A topic overview lets users grasp a large collection's contents at a glance. It intuitively displays significant article clusters' semantics and temporal features in the collection. Users can also conduct in-depth analyses on topics, tags, and articles. A working prototype of Newdle uses New York Times RSS feeds as its example data input. Case studies with this prototype illustrate Newdle's effectiveness and efficiency. PMID:24807412

Jing Yang; Dongning Luo; Yujie Liu

2010-01-01

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Online Course Accessibility: A Call for Responsibility and Necessity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of online distance learners with disabilities focuses on the essential components of a Web-based course, the learning advantages that arise from equal access Web formatting, and design strategies that lead to creating accessible, online materials. Highlights include legal mandates, including Americans with Disabilities Act; assistive…

Opitz, Christine

2002-01-01

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Mastery with Meaning: Access to Mathematics Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mastery approaches with online Internet platforms have been shown to alleviate many students' deficiencies and open the door to higher mathematics. This paper details some current programs using online learning for precalculus courses, and detail how the research affected the design, development, and implementation of a new online approach…

Kennedy, Paul; Ellis, Wade; Oien, Janet; Benoit, Steven

2007-01-01

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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  

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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Custom on-demand and data access services for news merged A-Train data  

Microsoft Academic Search

To simplify access to large and complex satellite data sets for climate analysis and model verification, we developed a web service tool that is used to study long-term and global-scale trends in climate, water and energy cycle, and weather variability. A related NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) task has created a merged NEWS Level 2 data from multiple

Hook Hua; Eric J. Fetzer; Steven Lewis; Mathew Henderson; Alexandre Guillaume; Seungwon Lee; Manuel de la Torre Juarez; Van Dang; Amy Braverman

2010-01-01

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Adolescent Access to Online Health Services: Perils and Promise  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: Many health care institutions provide online health services to adult patients and proxy access to parents of young children. Many of the benefits and barriers to providing such services to adolescent patients remain unclear. Methods: The present work is based on a literature review and expert opinion synthesis. Results: Potential benefits of providing online health services to adolescents include

Megan A. Moreno; James D. Ralston; David Grossman

2008-01-01

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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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Remote Access to Online Catalogs. SPEC Kit 142.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey of 57 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) examines technical and management issues in providing remote access to their online catalogs, as well as with instructions and services for remote users. It is noted that most ARL libraries have not yet conducted studies to project the extent of use of remote access, although…

Davis, Jinnie Y.; Abbott, John P.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 at understanding of the implications of organizational strategy on the role 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) rather than developing the cross-media (with interplay between media types) or multimedia approach anticipated by both scholars and practitioners.

Krumsvik, Arne H.

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On-line access to geoscience bibliographic citations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

On-line geoscience bibliographic citations and access points to citations are exponentially increasing as commercial, non-profit, and government agencies worldwide publish materials electronically. On-line bibliographic tools capture cited works, and open access content allows for freely obtained citations and documents. For this newsletter, citations from the numerous journals and books listed in the "Recent Papers" section of the EXPLORE newsletters from 2008-2011 were used to provide freely-accessible web sites to determine the availability of bibliographic information.

Wild, Emily C.

2012-01-01

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Web site accessibility: an online sector analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eleanor T. Loiacono; Scott Mccoy

2004-01-01

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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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An evaluation of accessibility in online learning management systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Millions of computer users in the USA have a disability making it difficult to use the Web. The University of Wisconsin System recently required that all System Web pages meet Priority 1 accessibility guidelines as set by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C\\/WAI). Class materials available in online learning management systems should also be accessible to students

AnnMarie Johnson; Sean Ruppert

2002-01-01

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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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Relationship between Learning Outcomes and Online Accesses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a study carried out in Thailand investigating the relationship between students' use of an e-learning system and their learning outcomes in a course on Business Statistics. The results show a clear relationship between accesses to the e-learning system, as measured by number of "hits", and outcomes, as measured by final…

Suanpang, Pannee; Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna

2004-01-01

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Expanding Access to Adult Literacy with Online Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph examines benefits, challenges, and methods of expanding access to adult literacy with online distance education (ODE). The following are among the topics discussed: (1) reasons for considering ODE (new technologies and delivery systems in education; ODE in higher education, business training, and adult basic education; state-level…

Askov, Eunice N.; Johnston, Jerome; Petty, Leslie I.; Young, Shannon J.

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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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Patients' experiences when accessing their on-line electronic patient records in primary care.  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Patient access to on-line primary care electronic patient records is being developed nationally. Knowledge of what happens when patients access their electronic records is poor. AIM: To enable 100 patients to access their electronic records for the first time to elicit patients' views and to understand their requirements. DESIGN OF STUDY: In-depth interviews using semi-structured questionnaires as patients accessed their electronic records, plus a series of focus groups. SETTING: Secure facilities for patients to view their primary care records privately. METHOD: One hundred patients from a randomised group viewed their on-line electronic records for the first time. The questionnaire and focus groups addressed patients' views on the following topics: ease of use; confidentiality and security; consent to access; accuracy; printing records; expectations regarding content; exploitation of electronic records; receiving new information and bad news. RESULTS: Most patients found the computer technology used acceptable. The majority found viewing their record useful and understood most of the content, although medical terms and abbreviations required explanation. Patients were concerned about security and confidentiality, including potential exploitation of records. They wanted the facility to give informed consent regarding access and use of data. Many found errors, although most were not medically significant. Many expected more detail and more information. Patients wanted to add personal information. CONCLUSION: Patients have strong views on what they find acceptable regarding access to electronic records. Working in partnership with patients to develop systems is essential to their success. Further work is required to address legal and ethical issues of electronic records and to evaluate their impact on patients, health professionals and service provision.

Pyper, Cecilia; Amery, Justin; Watson, Marion; Crook, Claire

2004-01-01

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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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Final Report of the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Introduction; Online access; Security; Other considerations not fully addressed; Charter of the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security and Appendix B: Advisory Committee Members.

2000-01-01

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Tobacco plain packaging legislation: a content analysis of commentary posted on Australian online news  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionIn April 2010, the Australian government became the first to announce legislation mandating that tobacco products be sold in plain packaging. The announcement generated significant media coverage and public feedback. The increased readership of and community commentary on online news present an opportunity to assess the range of arguments most likely to be used by opponents to this policy.MethodsA content

Becky Freeman

2011-01-01

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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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NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center Online Data Access  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Links to a variety of current oceanographic databases. Provides access to in situ and remotely sensed data, models, and a photo library from all over the world. Data available includes temperature, salinity, biological, nutrients, oxygen, and many more. View sea surface temperature animations, sea level changes, and plankton profiles for anywhere in the world. Data, graphs, and more are available on CD and DVD in the online store.

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Access: news and blog analysis for the social sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social sciences strive to understand the political, social, and cultural world around us, but have been impaired by limited access to the quantitative data sources enjoyed by the hard sciences. Careful analysis of Web document streams holds enormous potential to solve longstanding problems in a variety of social science disciplines through massive data analysis. This paper introduces the TextMap

Mikhail Bautin; Charles B. Ward; Akshay Patil; Steven S. Skiena

2010-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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 them were analyzed. The news items were examined for incident details, story framing, and reporting style. An open coding process (Charmaz, K. [2006]. Constructing grounded theory: A practical guide through qualitative analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.) was used to generate a comprehensive understanding of themes and patterns in the comments posted by readers. Results: Few posters indicated that incidents were episodes of IPV. As many posters struggled to make sense of incidents, they attempted to remove guilt from the perpetrator by assigning blame elsewhere. Comments were influenced by personal assumptions and perspectives about IPV, relationships, and old age; reporting style of the news items; and comments posted by other posters. Implications: Altering public views of IPV in late life requires raising awareness through education, reframing the ways in which information is presented, and placing greater emphasis on the context of the violence. By engaging interactive news media, reporters, participatory journalists, and policymakers can enhance public recognition and understanding of IPV in late life.

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

2012-01-01

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Accessible online neuroplasticity-targeted training for children with ADHD  

PubMed Central

Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a growing mental health concern worldwide. Effective, accessible and low-cost therapeutics for the disorder are urgently needed. Here we introduce a novel internet-based cognitive training intervention: Online Neuroplasticity-based Training for the Remediation of ADHD in Children (ONTRAC). The intervention is deployed in the home setting; it is customized to the cognitive capacities of each child and progressively improves performance in the specific neuro-cognitive domains deficient in ADHD. A feasibility trial of ONTRAC is being conducted in a resource limited clinical setting in New Delhi, India and is an exemplar of hi-tech global psychiatry.

2013-01-01

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Literacy Access Online: The Development of an Online Support Environment for Literacy Facilitators Working with Children with Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Literacy Access Online (LAO) project, an online professional development environment that provides access to research-based techniques in reading and assistive technology information for teachers and parents in helping disabled children's reading process. Topics include electronic performance support systems; database architecture;…

Bannan-Ritland, Brenda

2002-01-01

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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

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 other…

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

2011-01-01

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Integrating ArcGIS Online with GEOSS Data Access Broker  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) seeks to address 9 societal benefit areas for Earth observations to address: disasters, health, energy, climate, agriculture, ecosystems, biodiversity, water, and weather. As governments and their partners continue to monitor the face of the Earth, the collection, storage, analysis, and sharing of these observations remain fragmented, incomplete, or redundant. Major observational gaps also remain (particularly as we seek to look beneath the surface of the land and the water). As such, GEO's credo is that "decision makers need a global, coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained system of observing systems." Not surprisingly, one of the largest block of issues facing GEOSS is in the area of data: the access to data (including the building services to make the data more accessible), inadequate data integration and interoperability, error and uncertainty of observations, spatial and temporal gaps in observations, and the related issues of user involvement and capacity building. This is especially for people who stand to gain the most benefit from the datasets, but don't have the resources or knowledge to use them. Esri has millions of GIS and imagery users in hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world that work in the aforementioned 9 GEO societal benefit areas. Esri is therefore proud to have entered into a partnership with GEOSS, more specifically by way of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Esri and the Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) Laboratory of Prof. Stefano Nativi at the CNR (National Research Council of Italy) Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research. Esri is working with the ESSI Lab to integrate ArcGIS Online by way of the ArcGIS Online API into the GEOSS Data Access Broker (DAB), resulting in the discoverability of all public content from ArcGIS Online through many of the search portals that participate in this network (e.g., DataOne, CEOS, CUAHSI, OneGeology, IOOS). The synergistic efforts will include: 1) Providing the GEOSS community with access to Esri GIS community content, expertise and technology through the GEOSS DAB, as well as to collaboration tools via the ArcGIS platform. 2) Encouraging the Esri GIS community to participate as contributors and users of GEOSS. 3) Supporting the extension of GEOSS to include ArcGIS Online publicly-available data. 4) Collaboration on outreach to both the GIS and GEO communities on effective use of GEOSS, particularly for environmental decision-making. 5) Collaboration on the evolution of GEOSS as an open and interoperable platform in conjunction with the GEOSS community. Protocols such as OPenDAP and formats such as netCDF will play a critical role. This talk will present the initial results of the collaboration which includes the integration of ArcGIS Online in the GEOSS DAB.

Lucchi, Roberto; Hogeweg, Marten

2014-05-01

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Access to Education with Online Learning and Open Educational Resources: Can They Close the Gap?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Geith, Christine; Vignare, Karen

2008-01-01

54

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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News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Belfast: On the next level above Galileo Wales: 2nd All Wales Physics Teachers Meeting England: Good afternoon Natural Philosphers... Communication: Posters win prizes Careers: Physics On Course 2004 Visits: Refreshing Physics Sport: Cheating at baseball Physics on Stage: Polish performance Space: Forces that affect GPS satellites New Zealand: It’s not All Black News these days New Initiatives: NOISE Physics on Stage 3: Lively stars heading for ESA

2003-09-01

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Scaling Online Education: Increasing Access to Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, online courses and entire online degree programs have been made available, serving millions of students in higher education. These online courses largely have been designed and taught using the theoretical concepts and practical strategies of Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN). During 2003-04, approximately two million…

Moloney, Jacqueline F.; Oakley, Burks, II

2010-01-01

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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

2012-12-01

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News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AWARDS Presentations to top students; PHYSICS IN PRIMARY SCIENCE Amaze and inspire; WEB RESOURCES PhysicsClub goes live; EVENTS GIREP develops thinking; RESEARCH FRONTIERS Carbon dating may not run to time; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Vocational qualifications; CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Flanders gears up for curriculum change; EXHIBITIONS Building the Universe; EVENTS Physics Discipline Network VII; SPECIAL NEWS FEATURE Progress in UK post-16 courses; Teaching Advancing Physics... the story so far; An outside observer's view of Advancing Physics; Student views of SHAP; Results from the SHAP pilot: successful and girl-friendly; AWARDS Royal visit to publisher;

2001-07-01

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News Quantum physics: German Physical Society spring meeting Journal access: American Physical Society's online journals will be available for free in all US high schools Award: High-school physics teacher receives American award for excellence Teacher training: Fobinet offers coordination of teacher-training activities Astronomy: Astronomy fans see stars at Astrofest Conference: Delegates enjoy the workshops and activities at CPD conference Forthcoming events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum physics: German Physical Society spring meeting Journal access: American Physical Society's online journals will be available for free in all US high schools Award: High-school physics teacher receives American award for excellence Teacher training: Fobinet offers coordination of teacher-training activities Astronomy: Astronomy fans see stars at Astrofest Conference: Delegates enjoy the workshops and activities at CPD conference Forthcoming events

2011-05-01

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News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Herschel papers catalogued and accessible; Maskelyne papers accepted for the nation; centenary of the Hamburg Observatory; oldest astrologer's board found; Groupe Flammarion sold; ancient sundial found; keeping time (modern folk song about John Harrison).

Davenhall, Clive

2012-06-01

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Providing online access to oral histories: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a practical example of a process repositories may follow in making oral history interviews available online. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines the decisions that must be made in the course of making analog audio available online. Legal, ethical and technical decisions are examined and evaluated in the context of one

Caroline Daniels

2009-01-01

62

ProSound News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ProSound News is an online source for news and information in all facets of the recording industry. News articles are added frequently throughout each business day. In addition to providing appropriate news coverage, the site also features classifieds and an industry calendar. The archives of their news section contains news dating back to 2003. ProSound News is a service of United Entertainment Media.

2006-11-27

63

APS News Online: This Month in Physics History â November 8, 1895: Roentgen's Discovery of X-rays  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from the American Physical Societyâs APS News Online provides an explanation of the discovery of X-rays and the revolutionary impact it has had on physics and astronomy. Roentgen's scientific career is described along with the announcement of his discovery and the applications of X-rays for diagnosis and therapy that followed. Also included is the famous first X-ray photograph from Roentgen's experiments of his wife's hand.

2007-02-15

64

SciCentral: Engineering News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides links to engineering-related 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 engineering news coverage, and a selection of tools and resources, including a literature search; online tools and references such as unit conversion tools and a language translation tool; and links to journals and databases, career information, and conferences.

Guy Orgambide, Scicentral C.

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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. (17…

Ensor, Pat

1992-01-01

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Maintaining a News Perspective Remotely through Online Information Retrieval: Task-Based Web Experiences of Foreign News Correspondents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A two-stage mixed methods approach was used to examine how foreign correspondents stationed in the United States use World Wide Web technology to maintain their news perspectives remotely. Despite emerging technology playing an increasingly significant role in the production of international journalism, the subject under investigation has been…

Lin, Kuanyuh Tony

2009-01-01

67

PBS Online NewsHour Extra: Science and Technology Resources for Teachers and Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gateway to lesson plans, NewsHour Extra stories written for students, and NewsHour's In-Depth Coverage packages: news stories with related interactives and lesson plans on such topics as stem-cell research, earthquakes and hurricanes, nanotechnology, Mars exploration, and coral reefs.

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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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The Healthy Web--Access to Online Health Information for Individuals with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The Internet can be an invaluable resource for obtaining health information by people with disabilities. Although valid and reliable information is available, previous research revealed barriers to accessing health information online. Health education specialists have the responsibilities to insure that it is accessible to all users.…

Geiger, Brian; Evans, R. R.; Cellitti, M. A.; Smith, K. Hogan; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Firsing, S. L., III; Chandan, P.

2011-01-01

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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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Providing Introductory Psychology Students Access to Online Lecture Notes: The Relationship of Note Use to Performance and Class Attendance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationships among the frequency of access to online lecture notes, examination performance, and class attendance were investigated. Data on use of online notes were gathered from the log maintained by the server and from student responses to a questionnaire. Students who made any attempt to access online notes viewed notes associated with…

Grabe, Mark; Christopherson, Kimberly; Douglas, Jason

2005-01-01

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Identifying Barriers Preventing Latina Women from Accessing WIC Online Health Information.  

PubMed

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a program for low-income women and children under age five. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to accessing online WIC resources among Latina WIC clients. Five focus groups were conducted with Spanish-speaking participants recruited from a single WIC clinic. Two key themes emerged relating to barriers in accessing WIC's online resources. The first theme, access issues, included three subthemes: lack of computer/Internet resources; family barriers to computer use; and computer literacy. The second theme, perceived value of the website, included three subthemes: limited time savings; preference for on-site education; and knowledge about the website. This is the first study to evaluate barriers to accessing online resources among Latina women in the WIC program. WIC sites attempting to increase utilization of online resources may be more successful if they serve clients with easy access to a computer with Internet access. They may also consider strategies to increase the value of the online resources, as compared to their current services offered to clients in a face-to-face setting. PMID:23443981

Vehawn, Jennifer; Richards, Rickelle; West, Joshua H; Cougar Hall, P; Crookston, Benjamin T; Neiger, Brad L

2014-08-01

73

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

74

Programmatic, Systematic, Automatic: An Online Course Accessibility Support Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of requests for online course material accommodations at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In response to these requests, UCF's Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) formed new teams, reevaluated its processes, and initiated a partnership with UCF's…

Bastedo, Kathleen; Sugar, Amy; Swenson, Nancy; Vargas, Jessica

2013-01-01

75

KFOR Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the official online presence of KFOR, the NATO-led international force responsible for establishing security in Kosovo. At the KFOR site, users can read the latest (and archived) news from Kosovo and the KFOR Chronicle; learn about KFOR's structure and objectives; read detailed background information, biographies, and original documents; and access audio and video selections and a searchable database of photographs in the Multimedia Gallery. Additional resources include press/ media information, related links, and an internal search engine.

1999-01-01

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The effect of access time on online quiz performance in large biology lecture courses.  

PubMed

To better understand the dynamics of online student test taking, including the likelihood of cheating by large numbers of students, we examined test-taking patterns and outcomes of weekly online quizzes in two large undergraduate biology lecture courses. Students taking a quiz late in a 1-3-day quiz access period performed 10-15% worse on quizzes than the students who completed the quiz early. Quiz access time was also negatively correlated with performance in other course components and course grades. These patterns suggest that academic dishonesty was not a determinant in unsupervised online quiz performance. Students generally completed quizzes in late afternoon or evening hours, but students who completed quizzes between midnight and 8 a.m. had significantly lower quiz grades than their peers. In addition, upper-division students were more likely to characterize weekly online quizzes as more helpful for their learning than the lower-division students. PMID:21591191

Metz, Anneke M

2008-05-01

77

News and Ideological Exegesis in Chinese Online Media: A Case Study of Crime Coverage and Reader Discussion on Two Commercial Portals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzing news stories, commentaries, and readers’ discussions of a sensational serial murder case on China's two most popular commercial online portals, this study examines how the Internet's medium-specific characteristics of unlimited space and interactivity facilitate both reinforcement and challenges to dominant ideologies of crime coverage. The study finds that news accounts on the two portals, Sina.com and Sohu.com, to a

Li Xiao; Judy Polumbaum

2006-01-01

78

Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed as part of the online collections at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Morris Library, the Daily Egyptian Diversity News Index provides historical insight into the campus climate at this unique school. In 2006, Dr. Seymour Bryson, the associate chancellor for diversity, teamed up with several other colleagues to identify articles in the Daily Egyptian (the University's student newspaper) related to the university's historic minority campus populations. The project entailed surveying microfilm and creating searchable transcripts for online access. Currently, the online archive contains over 1,400 items from the Daily Egyptian, and content includes pieces on African American members of the homecoming court, student activists, musical groups, and student government.

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Online stock trading platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet is the perfect tool that can assure the market’s transparency for any user who wants to trade on the stock market. The investor can have access to the market news, financial calendar or the press releases of the issuers. A good online trading platform also provides real-time intraday quotes, trading history and technical analysis giving the investor a

Ion LUNGU; Adela BARA; Vlad DIACONITA

2006-01-01

80

Online reprint request: search, access, read, and update.  

PubMed

Online reprint request (ORR) is the standard protocol to obtain the reprints (e-print/hard copy) using the internet (author's e-mail address) when the required literature is not available. The problem of higher cost of surface mail for the author and the reader, as well as the time taken to receive postal reprints, is overcome by ORR. This technique has its limitation in message failure, expiration of mail (e-mail decay), or journal not providing author's e-mail address. This article analyzes the available practical solution to overcome these barriers. This process facilitates the exchange of scientific information. In e-mail decay, reprint request can be sent in the following order: a) search and send to author's latest e-mail address, b) co-author's latest or affiliated institution's e-mail address, c) postal reprint request providing the requestor's e-mail address. This protocol can be practiced when library facilities or required literature is not available. Literature can be pooled and used for residency teaching programs, like group discussions, journal clubs, and e-learning exercises (teleeducation), to update the recent advances for practice and research. PMID:19052436

Kanthraj, Garehatty Rudrappa

2008-01-01

81

Student Access of Supplemental Multimedia and Success in an Online Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutions are developing online courses that contain rich multimedia, but research shows there is little difference in student achievement when these types of materials are included. However, many studies report the results of the presence, not the access, of multimedia learning objects. In addition, they do not categorize the multimedia as…

Miller, Nathan B.

2013-01-01

82

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

83

Online Public Access Catalog User Studies: A Review of Research Methodologies, March 1986-November 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Review of research methodologies used in studies of online public access catalog (OPAC) users finds that a variety of research methodologies--e.g., surveys, transaction log analysis, interviews--have been used with varying degrees of expertise. It is concluded that poor research methodology resulting from limited training and resources limits the…

Seymour, Sharon

1991-01-01

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Information Resources on Online Public Access Catalogs. A Selected ERIC Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen articles, books, and reports published between 1978 and 1983 and cited in "Resources in Education" and "Current Index to Journals in Education" are listed in this bibliography on online public access catalogs (OPACs). Emphasis is on the movement toward computer-based alternatives to library card catalogs and user studies. Topics include…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.

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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

86

Quality Matters[TM] Accessibility Survey: Institutional Practices and Policies for Online Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality Matters (QM) is a professional organization that offers a faculty-centered, peer review process to certify the quality of online and blended courses. The purpose of this white paper is to share the results of a Quality Matters accessibility benchmarking study administered to 84 subscriber institutions. The primary goal of the survey was to…

Frey, Barbara A.; King, Denise K.

2011-01-01

87

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

88

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

89

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.

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Internet Access and Online Cancer Information Seeking Among Latino Immigrants From Safety Net Clinics  

PubMed Central

Internet use is widespread, but little is known about Internet use for cancer information among Latinos, especially those who rely on safety net clinics. The authors investigated access to and intended use of the Internet for cancer information among low income, immigrant Latinos predominately from Central and South America. A cross-sectional study of 1,273 Latinos 21 years and older attending safety net clinics or health fairs was conducted from June 2007 to November 2008. The authors used logistic regression models to evaluate associations of age, acculturation, psychosocial factors and other covariates with Internet access and intended use of the Internet for cancer information among those with access. Of the sample, 44% reported Internet access. Higher information self-efficacy and greater trust in the Internet were independently associated with Internet access (p= .05 and p < .001, respectively). Among those with access, 53.8% reported they intended to seek cancer help online if they needed information. Those with younger age and higher acculturation, education and self-efficacy had higher odds of intended Internet use for cancer information, considering covariates. In addition, those with high (vs. low) perceived risk of cancer (OR = 1.76; 95% CI [1.14, 2.73]; p = .01) and higher levels of trust in online health information (OR = 1.47 per one-point increase; 95% [CI 1.19, 1.82]; p = .0004) were more likely to intend to seek cancer information online. These findings that Internet access is fairly high in the immigrant Latino population and that the Internet is a trusted source of cancer information suggest that the Internet may be a channel for cancer control interventions.

SELSKY, CLAIRE; LUTA, GEORGE; NOONE, ANNE-MICHELLE; HUERTA, ELMER E.; MANDELBLATT, JEANNE S.

2013-01-01

91

Access to the literature and connection to on-line data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) provides access to the astronomical literature through the World Wide Web. It is a NASA funded project and access to all the ADS services is free to everybody world-wide. It can be accessed without login through any web browser. The ADS Abstract Service allows the searching of three databases with abstracts in Astronomy (including Astrophysics, Planetary Sciences, and Solar Physics), Physics/Geosciences, and the arXiv E-prints from Cornell, with a total of over 5 million references. The system also provides access to reference and citation information, links to on-line data, electronic journal articles, and other on-line information. The ADS Article Service contains the full articles for most of the astronomical literature back to volume 1. It contains the scanned pages of all the major Astronomy journals (Astrophysical Journal, Astronomical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Solar Physics), as well as most smaller journals back to volume 1. In order to improve access from different parts of the world, we have set up 12 mirror sites of the ADS in different countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The ADS is available at: http://ads.harvard.edu

Eichhorn, Guenther; Accomazzi, Alberto; Grant, Carolyn S.; Kurtz, Michael J.; Thompson, Donna M.; Murray, Stephen S.

2007-12-01

92

Increasing Access to Higher Education: A Study of the Diffusion of Online Teaching among 913 College Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning environments provide an unprecedented opportunity to increase student access to higher education. Accomplishing this much needed goal requires the active participation and cooperation of university faculty from a broad spectrum of institutional settings. Although online learning has seen rapid growth in recent years, it remains a…

Shea, Peter; Pickett, Alexandra; Li, Chun Sau

2005-01-01

93

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).

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Providing on-line access to the Pi of the Sky data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main aim of the "Pi of the Sky" experiment is to search for optical flashes associated with the gamma ray bursts. The detector also allows us to study other kinds of short timescale astrophysical phenomena. During everyday observations "Pi of the Sky" detector collects many measurements of interesting objects like blazars, quasars, variable stars etc. It is very important to make this data available to other experiments as fast as possible. Dedicated WWW interface connected with the "Pi of the Sky" database in Chile was created to provide on-line access to selected objects. The interface allows quick and easy accesses to the "Pi of the Sky" data right after all measurements processes are finished.

Biskup, M.; Malek, K.; Mankiewicz, L.; Piotrowski, L. W.; Sokolowski, M.; Wrochna, G.; Zarnecki, A. F.

2008-01-01

95

On-line access to weather satellite imagery and image manipulation software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite imagery, received by antennas located at the University of Colorado, are made available to the Internet users through an on-line data access system. Created as a 'test bed' system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's future Earth Observing System Data and Information System, this test bed provides an opportunity to test both the technical requirements of an on-line data system and the different ways in which the general user community would employ such a system. Initiated in December 1991, the basic data system experiment four major evolutionary changes in response to user requests and requirements. Features added with these changes were the addition of on-line browse, user subsetting, and dynamic image processing/navigation. Over its lifetime the system has grown to a maximum of over 2500 registered users, and after losing many of these users due to hardware changes, the system is once again growing with its own independent mass storage system.

Emery, W.; Kelley, T.; Dozier, J.; Rotar, P.

1995-01-01

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On-Line Access to Weather Satellite Imagery and Image Manipulation Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Imagery, received by antennas located at the University of Colorado, are made available to the Internet users through an on-line data access system. Created as a 'test bed' data system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's future Earth Observing System Data and Information System, this test bed provides an opportunity to test both the technical requirements of an on-line data system and the different ways in which the general user community would employ such a system. Initiated in December 1991, the basic data system experienced four major evolutionary changes in response to user requests and requirements. Features added with these changes were the addition of on-line browse, user subsetting, and dynamic image processing/navigation. Over its lifetime the system has grown to a maximum of over 2500 registered users, and after losing many of these users due to hardware changes, the system is once again growing with its own independent mass storage system.

Emery, William J.; Kelley, T.; Dozier, J.; Rotar, P.

1995-01-01

97

Online Access to Weather Satellite Imagery Through the World Wide Web  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Both global area coverage (GAC) and high-resolution picture transmission (HRTP) data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) are made available to laternet users through an online data access system. Older GOES-7 data am also available. Created as a "testbed" data system for NASA's future Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), this testbed provides an opportunity to test both the technical requirements of an onune'd;ta system and the different ways in which the -general user, community would employ such a system. Initiated in December 1991, the basic data system experienced five major evolutionary changes In response to user requests and requirements. Features added with these changes were the addition of online browse, user subsetting, dynamic image Processing/navigation, a stand-alone data storage system, and movement,from an X-windows graphical user Interface (GUI) to a World Wide Web (WWW) interface. Over Its lifetime, the system has had as many as 2500 registered users. The system on the WWW has had over 2500 hits since October 1995. Many of these hits are by casual users that only take the GIF images directly from the interface screens and do not specifically order digital data. Still, there b a consistent stream of users ordering the navigated image data and related products (maps and so forth). We have recently added a real-time, seven- day, northwestern United States normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) composite that has generated considerable Interest. Index Terms-Data system, earth science, online access, satellite data.

Emery, W.; Baldwin, D.

1998-01-01

98

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.

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U.S. Water News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online magazine features news articles from around the world about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water. The archives include articles from 1995-present and are searchable by topic: supply, quality, policy, conservation, litigation/rights, global resource, or by keyword. The site also provides a list of water meetings and conferences and a free sample of the Water Investment Newsletter, which includes information about water stocks and investments. Educators can access information and examples for teaching about legal, economic, and cultural factors related to water.

2002-07-31

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Online Access to Historical Solar Data: Efforts by UK Solar System Data Centre  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The UK Solar System Data Centre (UKSSDC) has been working to make two of its historical solar data sets accessible online. These data sets contribute to the long-term record of solar activity, pre-dating the space age by many decades. We believe that exploration of these data will give a new insight on solar variability and contribute towards solar and space weather research. We have already made available electronic copies of the Royal Observatory Greenwich Photo-Heliographic Reports for the years 1874-1976. These reports contain measurements of the positions and areas of sunspots and faculae taken from photographs of the Sun made routinely at various observatories. In our solar archive, we hold over 9000 images of the Sun on glass plates and 20,000 images as prints from years 1903-1942. Thanks to a Natural Environment Research Council grant we have been able to digitise the glass plate images and will be making them available via web-interface very soon. These images are mainly in visible and in K light, with a small number in H-alpha light. The UKSSDC is part of RAL Space based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with the electronic address: http://www.ukssdc.ac.uk. In addition to the historical data archive, we hold data from the SOHO, STEREO, and TRACE missions. UKSSDC is a UK national data archive facility with open data access and can be used by scientists around the globe.

Wild, Matthew; Crothers, Steve; James, Sarah; Bogdanova, Yulia

2014-05-01

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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

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Terminal Ailments Need Not Be Fatal: A Speculative Assessment of the Impact of Online Public Access Catalogs in Academic Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses several concerns about nature of online public access catalogs (OPAC) that have particular import to reference librarians: user passivity and loss of control growing out of "human-machine interface" and the larger social context; and the tendency of computerized bibliographic systems to obfuscate human origins of library information and…

Sandler, Mark

1985-01-01

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Filtering for Medical News Items.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes recent work to provide a filtering service for readers interested in medically related news articles from online news sources. The first task is to filter out nonmedical news items; the remaining articles are then assigned MeSH headings for context and then further categorized by intended audience level. (Author/LRW)

Watters, Carolyn; Zheng, Wanhong; Milios, Evangelos

2002-01-01

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eFinancial News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

eFinancial News is the Web-based version of the reputable print publication Financial News, one of the leading sources of news and information about investment banking, securities, and fund management in Europe. Along with much of the content from Financial News, the site also contains a news service of up-to-date securities news and information. The most current news stories are posted on the main page, and subject-specific news sections are available on the left side of the screen. After a painless, free registration, users have access to the content of the entire site, including a searchable archive of past feature articles; People Moves, a "comprehensive database of industry job moves"; and career information. Registered users may also choose to sign up for a variety of email alerts.

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European Industrial Relations Observatory Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Industrial Relations Observatory Online (EIROnline) was developed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an autonomous body created by the European Community. The aim of the site is to "initiate, collect, store, disseminate and provide access to information and analysis on developments in industrial relations" in the 15 European Union member states and Norway. Visitors will find the latest industrial relations news and feature articles arranged by country. There is also a bimonthly publication called the EIRObserver summarizing the news and items over the past two months.

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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.

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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

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OpenTopography: Enabling Online Access to High-Resolution Lidar Topography Data and Processing Tools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-resolution topography data acquired with lidar (light detection and ranging) technology are revolutionizing the way we study the Earth's surface and overlying vegetation. These data, collected from airborne, tripod, or mobile-mounted scanners have emerged as a fundamental tool for research on topics ranging from earthquake hazards to hillslope processes. Lidar data provide a digital representation of the earth's surface at a resolution sufficient to appropriately capture the processes that contribute to landscape evolution. The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded OpenTopography Facility (http://www.opentopography.org) is a web-based system designed to democratize access to earth science-oriented lidar topography data. OpenTopography provides free, online access to lidar data in a number of forms, including the raw point cloud and associated geospatial-processing tools for customized analysis. The point cloud data are co-located with on-demand processing tools to generate digital elevation models, and derived products and visualizations which allow users to quickly access data in a format appropriate for their scientific application. The OpenTopography system is built using a service-oriented architecture (SOA) that leverages cyberinfrastructure resources at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego to allow users, regardless of expertise level, to access these massive lidar datasets and derived products for use in research and teaching. OpenTopography hosts over 500 billion lidar returns covering 85,000 km2. These data are all in the public domain and are provided by a variety of partners under joint agreements and memoranda of understanding with OpenTopography. Partners include national facilities such as the NSF-funded National Center for Airborne Lidar Mapping (NCALM), as well as non-governmental organizations and local, state, and federal agencies. OpenTopography has become a hub for high-resolution topography resources. Datasets hosted by other organizations, as well as lidar-specific software, can be registered into the OpenTopography catalog, providing users a "one-stop shop" for such information. With several thousand active users, OpenTopography is an excellent example of a mature Spatial Data Infrastructure system that is enabling access to challenging data for research, education and outreach. Ongoing OpenTopography design and development work includes the archive and publication of datasets using digital object identifiers (DOIs); creation of a more flexible and scalable high-performance environment for processing of large datasets; expanded support for satellite and terrestrial lidar; and creation of a "pluggable" infrastructure for third-party programs and algorithms. OpenTopography has successfully created a facility for sharing lidar data. In the project's next phase, we are working to enable equally easy and successful sharing of services for processing and analysis of these data.

Crosby, Christopher; Nandigam, Viswanath; Baru, Chaitan; Arrowsmith, J. Ramon

2013-04-01

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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

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ILLINET Online: Enhancing and Expanding Access to Library Resources in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the history, operation, funding, and future of ILLINET Online, an automated library system in Illinois which has two components: the Library Computer System, a statewide resource sharing network; and the Full Bibliographic Record system, a shared online catalog for participating libraries. (MES)

Sloan, Bernard G.; Stewart, J. David

1988-01-01

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Using Online Social Networks, Podcasting, and a Blog to Enhance Access to Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library Resources and Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent studies show that few online users begin their information searching on library Web sites and that an overwhelming percentage of users access social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. This article describes methods used by Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library (SBUHSL) staff to build user communities and share library resources in online destinations widely visited by college students.

Darren Chase

2008-01-01

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The Difficulties of Online Learning for Indigenous Australian Students Living in Remote Communities--It's an Issue of Access  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning and new technologies are driving a trend in worldwide education that is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a juggernaut. While the positives for online learning are clear and are often being touted by Universities and Vocational Education and Training providers as a panacea for educational access, what is not clear is the…

Anthony, Sarah G.; Keating, Michael S.

2013-01-01

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Accessibility  

Cancer.gov

The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) wants the information on this Web site to be accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know.

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Online, Direct-to-Consumer Access to Insulin: Patient Safety Considerations and Reform  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2012-01-01

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Giovanni: A System for Rapid Access, Visualization and Analysis of Earth Science Data Online  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Collecting data and understanding data structures traditionally are the first steps that a user must take, before the core investigation can begin. This is a time-consuming and challenging task, especially when science objectives require users to deal with large multi-sensor data that are usually in different formats and internal structures. The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) has created the GES DISC Interactive Online Visualization and ANalysis Infrastructure, Giovanni, to enable Web-based visualization and analysis of satellite remotely sensed meteorological, oceanographic, and hydrologic data sets, without users having to download data. The current operational Giovanni interfaces provide the capability to process a number of important satellite measurements, such as (1) ozone and other trace gases from TOMS, OMI, HALOE, and MLS; (2) air temperature, water vapor, and geopotential height from AIRS; (3) aerosols from MODIS TerrdAqua, and GOCART model; (4) precipitation from TRMM and ground measurements; (5) chlorophyll and other ocean color products from SeaWiFS and MODIS Aqua; and (6) sea surface temperature from MODIS Aqua. Depending on the input data structure, the system provides simple statistical analysis and creates time-averaged area plot, area-averaged time series, animations, Hovmoller latitude vs. time and longitude vs. time plots, as well as vertical profiles. The inter-comparison interfaces allow a user to compare observations from different instruments, to conduct anomaly analysis, and to study basic relationships between physical parameters. Giovanni handles data with different temporal and spatial resolutions and, thus, enables both regional and global long-term climate research and short-term special events investigation, as well as data validations and assessments. Because of its simplicity of usage, Giovanni is powerful and versatile, able to assist a wide range of users, from the discipline scientists conducting preliminary research in various fields, to students in the classroom learning about weather, climate, and other natural phenomena. Giovanni can be accessed from: http://disc. esfc.nasa.gov/techlab/giovanni/index.shtml

Shen, S.; Rui, H.; Liu, Z.; Zhu, T.; Lu, L.; Berrick, S.; Leptoukh, G.; Teng, W.; Acker, J.; Johnson, J.

2005-01-01

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Accessing sexual health information online: use, motivations and consequences for youth with different sexual orientations.  

PubMed

We examine reasons why youth of different sexual orientations look for sexual health information online, and what, if anything, they do with it. The Teen Health and Technology study involved online surveys of 5542 Internet users, ages 13 through 18 in the United States. Searching for sexual health information online was reported frequently and varied significantly by sexual orientation: from 19% of heterosexual youth to 78% of gay/lesbian/queer youth. The most common reasons youth look for sexual health information is for privacy and curiosity. Sexual minority youth are more likely than heterosexual youth to report that they looked for information online because they did not have anyone to ask. Once youth have the information, no differences by sexual orientation were noted as to what they did with it. Instead, seeking out the information for privacy-related reasons and having no one to ask were related to taking some action on the information received. Findings indicate that online information is most valuable to those youth who lack alternatives. Care needs to be taken to help ensure that the sexual health information online is accurate and includes topics specific to sexual minority youth. PMID:23861481

Mitchell, Kimberly J; Ybarra, Michele L; Korchmaros, Josephine D; Kosciw, Joseph G

2014-02-01

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Index to NASA News Releases 1995  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the index to NASA News Releases contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, during 1995. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject index, Personal name index, News release number index, Accession number index, Speeches, and News releases.

1996-01-01

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NetNewsWire  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Keeping tabs on the news (or anything else) online can be a bit overwhelming, so it's nice to know that NetNewsWire can help out. While this RSS reader can perform the usual tasks of fetching and displaying news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, it also includes a weblog editor that allows users to post to a host of different popular blogging sites. The program also features an integrated podcast manager, which will automatically send new podcasts to a selected music jukebox. This version is compatible with computers running Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.

2008-01-01

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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.

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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 the…

Kirby, Steven, Comp.

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Putting a Medical Library Online: Phase III--Remote Access to CD-ROMs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the implementation of a project that provides dial-up access to MEDLINE on remote optical data disk (CD-ROM) using software that enables callers to use programs like Wordstar, Lotus, and dBase. Highlights include networking CD-ROM databases, hardware considerations, advantages and disadvantages of remote access, and future plans. A…

Kittle, Paul

1989-01-01

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Extended Subject Access to Hypertext Online Documentation. Part III: The Document-Boundaries Problem.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article continues the description of DFT (Document, Find, Theseus), an online documentation system that provides computer-managed on-demand printing of software manuals as well as the interactive retrieval of reference passages. Document boundaries in the hypertext database are discussed, search vocabulary complexities are described, and text…

Girill, T. R.

1991-01-01

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Learning to model relatedness for news recommendation  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the explosive growth of online news readership, recommending interesting news articles to users has become extremely important. While existing Web services such as Yahoo! and Digg attract users' initial clicks by leveraging various kinds of signals, how to engage such users algorithmically after their initial visit is largely under-explored. In this paper, we study the problem of post-click news

Yuanhua Lv; Taesup Moon; Pranam Kolari; Zhaohui Zheng; Xuanhui Wang; Yi Chang

2011-01-01

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Best Graduate Schools: US News & World Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

US News Online allows readers to compare business graduate schools using data in US News's annual Graduate Rankings report. Up to four schools may be selected at a time, and US News will deliver information on admissions, costs, the student body, and employment prospects in addition to business graduate school homepage links.

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Accessing, Mining, and Archiving an On-line Database -- The APS Catalog of the POSS I  

Microsoft Academic Search

The APS Catalog of the POSS I is an on-line database of over 100 million stars and galaxies (http:\\/\\/aps.umn.edu). A unique subset of this database with over 218,000 galaxies within 30 degrees of the North Galactic Pole, the MAPS-NGP, is now available at our web site. This diameter--selected catalog (>= 10 arcsec) is the deepest galaxy catalog constructed over such

R. M. Humphreys; J. E. Cabanela; J. Kriessler

2000-01-01

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News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House Perspective on JCE Online Recently a reader asked us for a perspective on JCE Onlinehow the chemical education community is receiving it and how the Journal staff itself views it. We share our responses below. Subscriber Numbers How many people subscribe to JCE Online+? As of June 1, 1999, our records show that 13% of individual JCE subscriptions in the USA include JCE Online+. This percentage has increased significantly during the past year- in June 1998 it was approximately 4% and December 1998 about 7%. Almost all subscribers to JCE Online subscribe to print as well. Since JCE Online has only very recently been made available to institutional subscribers, there are no numbers to report. There has been considerable interest in online from libraries. Given that JCE Online+ is a fairly recent subscriber option and that many subscribers have a wait-and-see approach to any new option, we feel that the numbers above are quite high. The steady growth is encouraging. Online Usage How many people visit our Web site? Statistics for the period January 1, 1999, through May 31, 1999, that may be of interest include:

Total Pages Served 361,115

Total Visits 138,377

Total Unique Visitors 51,744

Total Repeat Visitors 11,536

Average Visit Length 03:05

Average Requests/Visit 10.8

Average Pages/Visit 2.6

Average Daily Visits 916 Online Rationale and Expectations JCE Online is a very important part of the whole Journal, but we do not expect it to supplant print: online and print are very different media. Usage of JCE Online is growing steadily; our subscribers are realizing what we have learned: it is not possible to deliver the Journal in the print medium alone- print is no longer adequate to accomplish our mission. Examples of things not possible in print include:

·JCE Index to all 76 years of Journal issues, available all the time with responses within seconds.

·Supplementary materials that are important to only a limited number of our subscribers; materials that augment laboratory experiments are a good example.

·Supplementary videos, such as the videos, still images, and excerpts from interviews with nuclear chemists that give fuller meaning to the Viewpoints article "Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements- One Atom at a Time" referred to below.

·Internet feature columns are more effective in a dynamic medium. Two that are in place are Mathcad in the Chemistry Curriculum (edited by Theresa Zielinski) and Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems (edited by William Robinson and Susan Nurrenbern).

·Buyers Guides have their content updated often and link to other useful sites. There is one for books and software and another for supplies and equipment. Elements Added to Periodic Table Two new transuranic elements have been added to the list in the Viewpoints article "Chemistry of the Heaviest ElementsOne Atom at a Time" by Darleane C. Hoffman and Diana M. Lee (JCE, 1999, 76, 331). The new elements have atomic numbers 118 and 116. The path to the discovery of these elements was predicted by Robert Smolanczuk, a young Polish theorist whose calculations led him to conclude that a lead-krypton collision technique could produce element 118, which then decays to element 116. Others questioned his results, but Hoffman invited him to join the team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a decision was made to try out his ideas. The result was almost complete verification of Smolanczuk's calculations. The experimental team was headed by Kenneth E. Gregorich; Darleane Hoffman is one of 15 codiscoverers of element 118. Aw

1999-08-01

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DMSP SSJ4 Data Restoration, Classification, and On-Line Data Access  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Compress and clean raw data file for permanent storage We have identified various error conditions/types and developed algorithms to get rid of these errors/noises, including the more complicated noise in the newer data sets. (status = 100% complete). Internet access of compacted raw data. It is now possible to access the raw data via our web site, http://www.jhuapl.edu/Aurora/index.html. The software to read and plot the compacted raw data is also available from the same web site. The users can now download the raw data, read, plot, or manipulate the data as they wish on their own computer. The users are able to access the cleaned data sets. Internet access of the color spectrograms. This task has also been completed. It is now possible to access the spectrograms from the web site mentioned above. Improve the particle precipitation region classification. The algorithm for doing this task has been developed and implemented. As a result, the accuracies improved. Now the web site routinely distributes the results of applying the new algorithm to the cleaned data set. Mark the classification region on the spectrograms. The software to mark the classification region in the spectrograms has been completed. This is also available from our web site.

Wing, Simon; Bredekamp, Joseph H. (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

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Desktop News 2.0 (Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This free customizable news ticker allows users to keep an eye on the latest stories from a wide variety of news sources and click on the headlines to read the full story in their browser (ads are interspersed with the headlines). Conveniently, Desktop News is both low-bandwidth (56KB over an hour period) and has a small footprint (1MB). In addition, it can deliver any information, such as "news, weather, stocks, database records, ads, audio files, video clips, etc. that can be served up on a Web page accessible by intended subscribers." What really sets it apart, however, is an open publishing model that allows any source to establish channels using industry standard file formats and Desktop News's specifications. While the major online news providers are, of course, represented on Desktop News, this model seems to offer the potential for a news democratization of sorts, with the possibility of a range and depth of content not found in most current awareness tools. After downloading, users have a number of options for customizing their channels and ticker display settings. They can then visit the site to automatically add other channels. Free registration is requested, but it does not appear to be required.

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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

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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

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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.

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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."

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Getting the Picture: Observations from the Library of Congress on Providing Online Access to Pictorial Images  

Microsoft Academic Search

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, THE LIBRARY (LC) has increas- OF CONGRESS ingly created digital reproductions of visual materials to enhance access to its resources. Digitization is now a mainstream activity in the Prints and Photographs Division (P & P) and the Geography and Maps Division (G & M) . Both divisions work closelywith the National Digital Library Program to

CAROLINE R. ARMS

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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

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MO/DSD online information server and global information repository access  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Often in the past, standards and new technology information have been available only in hardcopy form, with reproduction and mailing costs proving rather significant. In light of NASA's current budget constraints and in the interest of efficient communications, the Mission Operations and Data Systems Directorate (MO&DSD) New Technology and Data Standards Office recognizes the need for an online information server (OLIS). This server would allow: (1) dissemination of standards and new technology information throughout the Directorate more quickly and economically; (2) online browsing and retrieval of documents that have been published for and by MO&DSD; and (3) searching for current and past study activities on related topics within NASA before issuing a task. This paper explores a variety of available information servers and searching tools, their current capabilities and limitations, and the application of these tools to MO&DSD. Most importantly, the discussion focuses on the way this concept could be easily applied toward improving dissemination of standards and new technologies and improving documentation processes.

Nguyen, Diem; Ghaffarian, Kam; Hogie, Keith; Mackey, William

1994-01-01

136

DCTD — News & Events  

Cancer.gov

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Disseminating Context-Specific Access to Online Knowledge Resources within Electronic Health Record Systems  

PubMed Central

Clinicians’ patient care information needs are frequent and largely unmet. Online knowledge resources are available that can help clinicians meet these information needs. Yet, significant barriers limit the use of these resources within the clinical workflow. Infobuttons are clinical decision support tools that use the clinical context (e.g., institution, user, patient) within electronic health record (EHR) systems to anticipate clinicians’ questions and provide automated links to relevant information in knowledge resources. This paper describes OpenInfobutton (www.openinfobutton.org): a standards-based, open source Web service that was designed to disseminate infobutton capabilities in multiple EHR systems and healthcare organizations. OpenInfobutton has been successfully integrated with 38 knowledge resources at 5 large healthcare organizations in the United States. We describe the OpenInfobutton architecture, knowledge resource integration, and experiences at five large healthcare organizations.

Fiol, Guilherme Del; Curtis, Clayton; Cimino, James J.; Iskander, Andrew; Kalluri, Aditya S.D.; Jing, Xia; Hulse, Nathan C.; Long, Jie; Overby, Casey L.; Schardt, Connie; Douglas, David M.

2013-01-01

138

PNRS: personalized news retrieval system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Personal News Retrieval System is a client-server application that delivers news segments on demand in a variety of information networks. At the server side, the news stories are segmented out from the digitized TV broadcast then classified and filtered based on consumers' preferences. At the client side, the user can access the preferred video news through the Web and watch stored video news in preferred order. Browsing preferences can be set based on anchorperson, broadcaster, category, location, top- stories and keywords. This system can be used to set up a news service run by content providers or independent media distribution companies. However, in the news era of enhanced PC/TV appliances, it is foreseeable that the whole system can run in the living room on a personal device. This paper describes the chosen server architecture, limitation of the system and solutions that can be implemented in the future.

Dimitrova, Nevenka; Elenbaas, Herman; McGee, Thomas

1999-08-01

139

News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Unification of Journal Options Beginning in 2000, the Journal subscription form will get much simpler and your Journal subscription will bring you even more than previously. Below is an outline of how the new system will work for individuals. Subscriptions for Individuals

  • Beginning September 1, 1999, all Journal print subscriptionscurrent, continuing, new, and renewalwill bring you monthly print issues and give you full access to JCE Online+everything that we have online.
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A chart illustrating this new system appears below. It lists all subscription choices for individuals in the U. S., for ACS Student Affiliates, and for non-U.S. individuals. Other Subscription Rates There are now two types of subscriptions for libraries. These are described under New IP-Address Option for Libraries, below. For information about Promotional (larger quantities for workshops, classes, etc.) or Gift Subscription Award Certificate rates, contact the Journal (jce@chem.wisc.edu); 1-800-991-5534 (U.S.) or 608/262-5153. Extensions for Current JCE Online Subscribers At present there are more than 1,000 subscribers to JCE Online+: we think of these as our technological pioneers. These subscribers will have their subscriptions automatically extended according to the scheme below.

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1999-09-01

140

Accessing, Mining, and Archiving an On-line Database -- The APS Catalog of the POSS I  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The APS Catalog of the POSS I is an on-line database of over 100 million stars and galaxies (http://aps.umn.edu). A unique subset of this database with over 218,000 galaxies within 30 degrees of the North Galactic Pole, the MAPS-NGP, is now available at our web site. This diameter--selected catalog (>= 10 arcsec) is the deepest galaxy catalog constructed over such a large area of the sky (3000 sq. degrees). The MAPS-NGP includes many additional parameters for the galaxy images not available in the APS Catalog. Working with members of our computer science department, we have developed a morphological classifier for galaxies that divides our galaxy type into three classes -- early, intermediate, and late. We have applied data mining techniques to identify the most useful image parameters for input into a neural network and decision--tree based classifier pipeline. We are also archiving the APS Catalog for distribution to astronomical data centers including NASA's ADC and SIMBAD at CDS. The extragalactic subset will be integrated into the NASA/IPAC extragalactic database(NED). The MAPS-NGP has already been provided to NED. The APS is supported by NASA's Applied Information Systems Research Program.

Humphreys, R. M.; Cabanela, J. E.; Kriessler, J.

2000-12-01

141

Online 4d Reconstruction Using Multi-Images Available Under Open Access  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The advent of technology in digital cameras and their incorporation into virtually any smart mobile device has led to an explosion of the number of photographs taken every day. Today, the number of images stored online and available freely has reached unprecedented levels. It is estimated that in 2011, there were over 100 billion photographs stored in just one of the major social media sites. This number is growing exponentially. Moreover, advances in the fields of Photogrammetry and Computer Vision have led to significant breakthroughs such as the Structure from Motion algorithm which creates 3D models of objects using their twodimensional photographs. The existence of powerful and affordable computational machinery not only the reconstruction of complex structures but also entire cities. This paper illustrates an overview of our methodology for producing 3D models of Cultural Heritage structures such as monuments and artefacts from 2D data (pictures, video), available on Internet repositories, social media, Google Maps, Bing, etc. We also present new approaches to semantic enrichment of the end results and their subsequent export to Europeana, the European digital library, for integrated, interactive 3D visualisation within regular web browsers using WebGl and X3D. Our main goal is to enable historians, architects, archaeologists, urban planners and affiliated professionals to reconstruct views of historical structures from millions of images floating around the web and interact with them.

Ioannides, M.; Hadjiprocopi, A.; Doulamis, N.; Doulamis, A.; Protopapadakis, E.; Makantasis, K.; Santos, P.; Fellner, D.; Stork, A.; Balet, O.; Julien, M.; Weinlinger, G.; Johnson, P. S.; Klein, M.; Fritsch, D.

2013-07-01

142

Effectiveness of strategies to encourage general practitioners to accept an offer of free access to online evidence-based information: a randomised controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This study examined the effectiveness of seven different interventions designed to increase the proportion of general practitioners (GPs) accepting an offer of free access to an online evidence-based resource. METHODS: Australian GPs (n = 14,000) were randomly selected and assigned to seven intervention groups, with each receiving a different letter. Seven different strategies were used to encourage GPs to

Heather Buchan; Emma Lourey; Catherine D'Este; Rob Sanson-Fisher

2009-01-01

143

Searching for Information in an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC): The Impacts of Information Search Expertise on the use of Boolean Operators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Boolean systems still constitute most of the installed base of online public access catalogues (OPACs) in the French universities even if many studies have shown that Boolean operators are not frequently used by non-librarian users (by contrast with professional librarians). The first study examined the use of Boolean operators by French…

Dinet, Jrme; Favart, Monik; Passerault, Jean-Michel

2004-01-01

144

DCTD — News & Events  

Cancer.gov

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145

ThermoBuild: Online Method Made Available for Accessing NASA Glenn Thermodynamic Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The new Web site program "ThermoBuild" allows users to easily access and use the NASA Glenn Thermodynamic Database of over 2000 solid, liquid, and gaseous species. A convenient periodic table allows users to "build" the molecules of interest and designate the temperature range over which thermodynamic functions are to be displayed. ThermoBuild also allows users to build custom databases for use with NASA's Chemical Equilibrium with Applications (CEA) program or other programs that require the NASA format for thermodynamic properties. The NASA Glenn Research Center has long been a leader in the compilation and dissemination of up-to-date thermodynamic data, primarily for use with the NASA CEA program, but increasingly for use with other computer programs.

McBride, Bonnie; Zehe, Michael J.

2004-01-01

146

A Tale of Two Wars: Framing Analysis of Online News Sites in Coalition Countries and the Arab World during the Iraq War  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Iraq War was a defining media event. This study used quantitative content analysis to explore the websites of prestige news media in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as Egypt and Qatar, examining both the frames used by news media in their coverage of the conflict, as well as the voices heard—and unheard—throughout the coverage. The

Daniela V. Dimitrova; Colleen Connolly-Ahern

2007-01-01

147

The On-Line Uv/Vis Spectra Data Base An Example For Interactive Access To Scientific Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The basic concept of the on-line "UV/Vis Spectra Data Base" is to provide useful information to the scientific community on a proper basis, especially in times where scientific information becomes more and more a commercial product and is therefore often not within the financial means of those people who actually generated the information. Besides the EGS activities in peer reviewed open access e-publishing (e.g. the journal "Atmopheric Chemistry and Physics", ACP) this concept can help the community to reduce the "digital divide" for scientific and technical information. The on-line data base is maintained by a team consisting of the data base providers, the data producer and its users. The long-term scienctific success depends on the close cooperation of this team. Therefore all scientists are encouraged to join this cooperative effort and support the data base either actively or passively. Active support means the provision of missing or newly measured validated spectral data for inclusion in the data base. Although there is a moderate annual maintenance fee for the data base utilization, those scientists who actively support the data base can use the data base free-of-charge. There is also the possibility to support the data base passively by subscription to the data base. Even those scienctists who do not support the data base can benefit from the "Literature Service" which is free-of-charge. This data base concept differs from other commercial activities on this area and matches the philosophy of Copernicus.

Noelle, A.; Hartmann, G.; Richter, A.

2003-04-01

148

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

PubMed Central

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 Clinical Medicine and Research at the University of the West Indies and Queen Elizabeth Hospital decided to enhance the library by offering online full text medical articles and evidence based medicine sources. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the relative value of online journal commercial products available for a small hospital and medical school library. Methods Three reference standards were chosen to represent the ideal list of core periodicals for a broad range of medical care: 2 Brandon/Hill selected lists of journals for the small medical library (BH and BH core) and the academic medical library core journal collection chosen for the Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library. Six commercially available collections were compared to the reference standards and to the current paper journal subscription list as regards to number of journals matched and cost per journal matched. Ease of use and presence of secondary sources were also considered. Results The cost per journal matched ranged from US $ 3194 to $ 81. Because of their low subscription prices, the Biomedical Reference Collection and Proquest products were the most cost beneficial. However, they provided low coverage of the ideal lists (12 – 17% and 21–32% respectively) and contained significant embargoes on current editions, were not user friendly and contained no secondary sources. The Ovid Brandon/Hill Plus Collection overcame these difficulties but had a much higher cost-benefit range while providing higher coverage of the ideal lists (14–47%). Conclusion After considering costs, benefits, ease of use, embargoes, presence of secondary sources (ACP Journal Club, DARE), the Ovid Brandon/Hill Plus Collection was the best choice for our hospital considering our budget. However, the option to individually select our own journal list from Ovid and pay per journal has a certain appeal as well.

Carter, Thomas P; Carter, Anne O; Broomes, Gwendolyn

2006-01-01

149

News & Events  

Cancer.gov

News about scientific advances in cancer prevention, program activities, and new projects are included here in NCI press releases and fact sheets, articles from the NCI Cancer Bulletin, and Clinical Trial News from the NCI website.

150

CRCHD - News Releases  

Cancer.gov

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151

CRCHD - News Releases  

Cancer.gov

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152

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1992  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1992. The index is arranged in six sections: subject index, personal names index, news release number index, accession number index, speeches, and news releases.

1993-01-01

153

Analysis of the endogenous human serum peptides by on-line extraction with restricted-access material and HPLC-MS/MS identification.  

PubMed

The selective extraction of endogenous serum peptides has been a challenge due to the high abundant proteins present in serum. Here a simple on-line extraction of peptides from human serum using strong cation-exchange diol silica restricted-access materials (SCX-RAM) coupled with two-dimensional RP-RP liquid chromatography mass spectrometry was developed. The operation of the on-line extraction system is simple to use and does not need complex equipments. The two-dimensional RP-RP was proved to be orthogonal and efficient to separate peptides extracted from human serum. PMID:24913875

Hu, Lianghai; Boos, Karl-Siegfried; Ye, Mingliang; Zou, Hanfa

2014-09-01

154

NOAH--New York Online Access to Health: library collaboration for bilingual consumer health information on the Internet.  

PubMed Central

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) is a Web site that provides accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased full-text health information in both English and Spanish. A joint project of The City University of New York Office of Library Services, The New York Academy of Medicine Library, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and The New York Public Library, NOAH brings consumer health information to the public in New York City and around the world via the Internet. NOAH is an example of a successful collaboration among different types of libraries (academic, public, medical society) and voluntary health agencies to use new technologies to reach a very broad public. This paper discusses the involvement of the library partners in terms of the management and funding of the site. Web site construction is described including how the information is gathered and organized. Future plans and funding issues for NOAH are considered in terms of the expected increase in the need for consumer health information. NOAH can be reached at: www.noah.cuny.edu.

Voge, S

1998-01-01

155

In Focus Online  

MedlinePLUS

... P rofessionals & Researchers Funded Grants Applications and Forms Foundation Written Articles Clinical Trials Eye Conditions Resources R ... Releases In Focus in focus Online Multimedia Conferences Foundation News J oin the Fight Donate Other Ways ...

156

Using VOA News Items.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Voice of America English broadcasts have become a very convenient and accessible resource for Chinese students to learn English in China. Discusses one third-year listening course for English majors where VOA news items have been used and have proved very effective in developing students' listening skills. (Author/VWL)

Xiaoqiong, Hu

1997-01-01

157

Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Medical Breakthroughs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From Ivanhoe Broadcast News, this website links to an abundance of medical news stories. Articles can be found under many health categories including Alternative Health, Cardiovascular Health, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Cancer, Vision, Dental Health, and more. Articles are listed under health categories for women, men, seniors, and children as well. The site also features a News Flash section with daily updates; Medical Headlines; Special Reports; and Discussion Groups. Site visitors looking for additional information will find links to other online resources for a variety of health topics as well.

158

News to Use  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

7th grade language arts curriculum -- objective 2b. This project has students look at an online source of news. They review one article and read two others. They answer comprehension questions and look for vocabulary words to look up online as well. The following is a New York Times site with infromation about the earthquake in Haiti. Click on the site and read a little about the disaster. Look at at least four photos. New York Times article on Haiti earthquake Sometimes we miss school because of snow storms. The students in Haiti have missed many days of school ...

Hansen, Mrs.

2010-01-28

159

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

160

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

161

Measuring the Interestingness of News Articles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An explosive growth of online news has taken place. Users are inundated with thousands of news articles, only some of which are interesting. A system to filter out uninteresting articles would aid users that need to read and analyze many articles daily, s...

A. F. Cardenas D. J. Buttler R. K. Pon

2007-01-01

162

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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°C) after sonication (1h) in 1ml of the following solution (methanol:ammonia, 97.5\\/2.5, v\\/v). The

Anissa El Mahjoub; Christian Staub

2001-01-01

163

Combining restricted access material (RAM) and turbulent flow for the rapid on-line extraction of the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor rofecoxib in plasma samples  

Microsoft Academic Search

Restricted access material (RAM) has been used in the packing of a solid-phase extraction (SPE) column for on-line extractions under turbulent flow conditions. The bio-compatible RAM material works by the principle of size exclusion in addition to conventional reversed-phase chromatography, thereby allowing the extraction and preconcentration of small analyte molecules from biological samples such as plasma. Using small column dimensions

Anda Vintiloiu; Wayne M. Mullett; Robert Papp; Dieter Lubda; Elizabeth Kwong

2005-01-01

164

Topic Extraction from News Archive Using TF*PDF Algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Busy and no time to digest the news archive .... ? Ever since the Web wide-spreading, the amount of electronically available information online, especially news archive pro- liferates and threatens to overwhelm human attention. See- ing this, we propose an information system that will extract the main topics in the news archive in a weekly basis. By getting a weekly

Khoo Khyou Bun; Mitsuru Ishizuka

2002-01-01

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

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

169

News from Online: Kitchen Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

And one of the best sources for kitchen activities is the JCE Classroom Activities from the Journal of Chemical Education, edited by Nancy S. Gettys and Erica K. Jacobsen. Go to Anthocyanins: A Colorful Class of Compounds for acid-base indicators made from another item in the kitchen, purple cabbage--my favorite kitchen chemistry experiment.

Carolyn Sweeney Judd

2000-01-01

170

Outside Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Outside Online is one of the premier outdoors oriented sites on the Web, covering fitness, biking, hiking, water sports, snow sports, travel, and mountaineering, among others. The site contains news and views, a travel section, reviews of outdoor products, coverage of outdoor activities such as the Tour DuPont, the World Cup Whitewater Slalom and skiing in South America, and selected full text, as well as special buyer's and family vacation guides from "Outside Magazine."

1996-01-01

171

Industry News  

Cancer.gov

Myriad RBM announces Oncology MAP v2.0Myriad RBM, a former recipient of Small Business Innovations Research funding from the NCI, has recently announced the launch of OncologyMAP® v2.0. Print This Page Industry News, eProtein News and Events

172

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

173

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

174

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

175

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

176

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

177

News & Events  

Cancer.gov

Nathaniel Rothman Honored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center DCEG Celebrates Accomplishments of Longtime Collaborator 10th Annual Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium DCEG Participates in the International Papillomavirus Conference DCEG People in the News Print

178

ER News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Energy Research News (ER News) is a bimonthly newsletter supported by the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Research. This newsletter focuses on informing engineers, researchers, and the interested public of the latest research and technology advancements at OER. Topics include energy generation, microbiology, the Human Genome Project, global weather change, computing, and more. Users may register for an email reminder (topic list) that announces each new issue. Back issues (to April 1995) are available.

1995-01-01

179

Hoover's Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hoover's Online features an accurate and comprehensive database of company information free on the Web. Called Hoover's MasterList Plus, the database of more than 8,500 of the largest public and private U.S. companies provides company name, key personnel, address, sales, number of employees, ticker symbol and other information for companies meeting the user's designated search criteria. Hoover's Online also includes the week's top business news stories, a directory of more than 1,000 corporate Web sites, a synopsis of the 25 top-selling business books and links to other business information resources on the Web, including stock quotes and SEC filings. The new List of Lists has dozens of rankings indicating which companies are the largest, which CEOs made the most money, which companies are the best employers, and more. Almost all of Hoover's Online is free, including the content mentioned here.

1998-01-01

180

StarDate Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Visitors to this site can access a variety of materials on astronomy and stargazing. Topics include stargazing tips, a monthly almanac, audio broadcasts, and links to news articles, books, and images.

181

Cross-Discipline Investigation of the Relationship between Academic Performance and Online Resource Access by Distance Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational technology implementation often owes more to the technical proficiency of the teaching staff and/or the capacity of the institution than to a student outcome-centred design process. Creation of online resources takes considerable time and involves significant cost to both the institution, for devices and platforms, and to students for…

Crampton, Andrea; Ragusa, Angela T.; Cavanagh, Heather

2012-01-01

182

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  

SciTech Connect

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 detailing developments prior to this reporting period will also be included to establish a comprehensive perspective of the project. The goal of the MOLIS project, was to develop, design, pilot test on-line access to current information on minority colleges and universities and 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 April 29, 1991, the inauguration of its on-line service, 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, pre-college and education programs, emerging capabilities, enrollment data, administrative personnel data, and current events -- as well as minority opportunities from 8 participating federal agencies.

Rodman, J.A.

1992-01-01

183

User Evaluation Outside the Lab: The Trial of Físchlár-News  

Microsoft Academic Search

A user study of Físchlár-News system was conducted in Spring 2004 with 16 users, each user using the system for a 1-month period. Físchlár-News is an experimental online news archive that incorporates various automatic content-based video indexing techniques and a news story recommender algorithm to process and index the daily 9 o'clock broadcast news from TV and allows its users

Hyowon Lee; Alan F. Smeaton; Barry Smyth

184

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1990  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the annual Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of headquarters staff during 1990. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject Index, Personal Names Index, News Release Number Index, Accession Number, Speeches, and New Releases Indices.

1991-01-01

185

The Engineer Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Engineer Online is a large news site based in the UK. It combines the content of six industry magazines, with themes of general engineering, design engineering, process engineering, metalworking production, control and instrumentation, and integrated manufacturing solutions. Many articles describe important breakthroughs and new products, while others deal with government policies, university research, or business news. Nearly every engineering discipline is covered, and they can all be browsed through a convenient channel bar. The site is usually updated daily.

2006-01-06

186

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

187

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

188

EDTN Network: The Electronics Design, Technology, and News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Electronics Design, Technology, and News Network (EDTN) was created by CMPnet and Aspect Development to provide "non-techy" access to technological news stories. Visitors can read about some of the news-making events in the world of electronics or browse through other sections including News Center, EE Design Center, Career Center, and Network Partners. A search tool allows visitors to search the main site and other electronics sites.

1998-01-01

189

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1989  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1989. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject Index, Personal Names Index, News Release Number Index, Accession Number Index, and Speeches and News Releases.

1990-01-01

190

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1987  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1987. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject Index, Personal Names Index, News Release Number Index, Accession Number Index, and Speeches and News Releases.

1988-01-01

191

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1988  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the Index to NASA News Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1988. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject Index, Personal Names Index, News Release Number Index, Accession Number Index, and Speeches and News Releases.

1989-01-01

192

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

2013-09-01

193

Analyzing the Appropriateness of Internet-Based School News Programs for Social Studies Classrooms: "CNN Student News" as a Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a research study on the appropriateness for social studies classrooms of "CNN Student News," a free online news program specifically aimed at middle and high school students. The author conducted a content analysis of "CNN Student News" during October 2012 and evaluated the program's content for…

Journell, Wayne

2014-01-01

194

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

195

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

196

News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House

Guidelines for Submission The Journal's current Guide to Submissions can be found on pages 29-30 of this issue. They have been streamlined a bit and also include a handy check list. This information is also available on JCE Online at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Authors/. Wanted: Demo Checkers The Tested Demonstrations column needs people who like to try out demos. Column editor Ed Vitz is looking for additional volunteers to serve as "checkers" for manuscripts that have been submitted to the Journal for possible publication as Tested Demonstrations. A checker is expected to perform two functions: to review the manuscript for accuracy and novelty, and to attempt to perform the demonstration according to the procedure supplied by the author. Checkers may suggest important improvements in demonstration procedures, and for their efforts they are cited in the byline when the manuscript is published. For instance, the demo showing the yellow cascading precipitates (lead iodide) made from potassium iodide and lead nitrate was submitted by Wobbe de Vos and checked by Kim Kostka. The (yellow) cascading precipitates are from "Using Large Glass Cylinders To Demonstrate Chemical Reactions" that appeared in the April 1999 issue of JCE. We prefer that checkers begin the review process (which may in some cases involve procuring supplies) very soon after being contacted so that their review can be completed in the timely manner that authors deserve. Checkers are usually teachers who routinely present lecture demonstrations in their classes in either high school or colleges. We try not to call on checkers more often than once a year, which is one of the reasons for this request. Another is that we lose many highly valued, experienced checkers to retirement or other endeavors. Prospective checkers may want to look at a copy of the JCE Tested Demonstration Evaluation Form. It can be found on the Web at http://www.kutztown.edu/ vitz/TD/TDhome.html. This site also has links to JCE guidelines for prospective authors. Volunteers should contact Vitz by the medium of their preference: Ed Vitz, Editor, Tested Demonstrations, Journal of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530; phone: 610/683-4443; fax: 610/683-1352; email: vitz@kutztown.edu.

Awards Announced

ACS Regional Awards in High School Chemistry Teaching The American Chemical Society has announced winners of regional awards in high school chemistry teaching for 1999. Winners have demonstrated excellence in teaching, exceptional ability to challenge and inspire students, extracurricular work, and willingness to keep up to date in the field. The award consists of two certificates (one for the recipient, the other for display at the recipient's school) and a cash prize of 1,000.
  • Thomas W. Adams, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana: Central Region
  • Arthur J. Crumm, Barstow School, Kansas City, Missouri: Midwest Region
  • Esther H. Freeman, Tabb High School, Yorktown, Virginia: Southeast Region
  • Joan A. Laredo-Liddell, St. Barnabas High School, Bronx, New York: Middle Atlantic Region, 1998
  • David T. Lee, Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey: Middle Atlantic Region, 1999
  • Diane Coley McGann, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, California: Western Region
  • William J. Pilotte, Newington High School, Newington, Connecticut: Northeast Region
  • Judith C. Seydel, Idaho Falls High School, Idaho Falls, Idaho: Northwest Region
  • Brenda A. Wolpa, Canyon Del Oro High School, Tucson, Arizona: Southwest/Rocky Mountain Region
NSF Distinguished Public Service Award As a part of its celebration in 2000 of its half-century in existence, the National Science Foundation has announced the recipient of its Distinguished Public Service Aw

2000-01-01

197

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.

198

New Dimensions for the Online Catalog: The Dartmouth College Library Experience [and] TOC/DOC at Caltech: Evolution of Citation Access Online [and] Locally Loaded Databases in Arizona State University's Online Catalog Using the CARL System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each of three articles describes an academic library's online catalog that includes locally created databases. Topics covered include database and software selection; systems design and development; database producer negotiations; problems encountered during implementation; database loading; training and documentation; and future plans. (CLB)

Klemperer, Katharina; And Others

1989-01-01

199

News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The news media informs, challenges, questions, and aggravates. It affects the way we look at domestic and foreign policy and shapes our view of events and our ability to address the problems of the world. It is part of the national security structure of o...

B. Flory G. Demandante M. DeYoung M. Forte W. Bowman

2001-01-01

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Type of vascular access and location in online hemodiafiltration and its association with patient's perception of health-related quality of life.  

PubMed

Purpose: The aim of this work is to evaluate the patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL), according to the type and location of vascular access used for dialysis procedure.Methods: In this transversal study, 322 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF, 59.63% males; 64.9±14.3 years) were enrolled. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) was used by 252 patients (78.3%), whereas 70 patients (21.7%) had a central venous catheter (CVC). Besides AVF location, data on comorbidities, hematological data, iron status, dialysis adequacy, nutritional and inflammatory markers were collected. Moreover, the patients' reported HRQOL score, using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form, was evaluated.Results: ESRD patients using CVC as vascular access presented a decrease in four SF-36 domain scores, namely physical functioning, emotional well-being, role-emotional and energy/fatigue when compared with those using AVF as vascular access. Additionally, these patients also showed significant differences in ESRD target areas, namely decline in cognitive function and quality of social interaction domains. When comparing the variables according to the localization of the AVF, significant differences were found in three SF-36 domain scores, namely physical functioning, pain and general health. Moreover, we also found significant differences in ESRD target areas, namely symptoms/problem list, effects of kidney disease and quality of social interaction domains.Conclusions: Our results showed that ESRD patients under OL-HDF using AVF as vascular access had higher HRQOL scores in several domains when compared with those using CVC. Additionally, we also found that dialysis patients using AVF in the left forearm presented with higher HRQOL scores. PMID:24170586

Moura, Alexandra; Madureira, José; Alija, Pablo; Fernandes, João Carlos; Oliveira, José Gerardo; Lopez, Martin; Filgueiras, Madalena; Amado, Leonilde; Sameiro-Faria, Maria; Miranda, Vasco; Vieira, Margarida; Santos-Silva, Alice; Costa, Elísio

2014-06-01

201

The development of a virtual database to provide on-line access to a large archive of clinical data.  

PubMed Central

The archival database of the HELP Hospital Information System at LDS Hospital is too large to be stored on line. The archival data are important for clinical and research applications. Demountable disk packs have been used to store the archival database. This method of storage has four significant disadvantages. A virtual database was developed to overcome the limitations of this data-management scheme. This virtual database enables the transparent use of appropriate low-cost network-based storage technology to provide on-line availability of the entire archive of clinical data. The virtual database successfully resolves the problems associated with disk packs, and opens the door to enhanced use of the data for clinical and research applications.

Stevens, L. E.; Huff, S. M.; Haug, P. J.

1992-01-01

202

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

203

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

204

Join Our Online Mailing List  

Cancer.gov

Home About TCGA People and Contacts Join Our Online Mailing List Join Our Online Mailing List To receive the latest cancer genomics news and announcements from The Cancer Genome Atlas, sign up for TCGA updates. To sign up for our email list: Send

205

Access Denied  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As faculty members add online and multimedia elements to their courses, colleges and universities across the country are realizing that there is a lot of work to be done to ensure that disabled students (and employees) have equal access to course material and university websites. Unfortunately, far too few schools consider the task a top priority.…

Raths, David

2012-01-01

206

GOLD⢠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.

207

News Flash!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity illustrates the interrelationship between science and engineering in the context of extinction prevention. There are two parts to the activity. The first part challenges students to think like scientists as they generate reports on endangered species and give presentations worthy of a news channel or radio broadcast. The second part puts students in the shoes of engineers, designing ways to help the endangered species.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

208

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.

209

Training Users of Online Public Access Catalogs. Report of a Conference Sponsored by Trinity University and The Council on Library Resources (San Antonio, Texas, January 12-14, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference that brought together 35 librarians, network representatives, and system vendors to exchange information on the training of users of online public access catalogs. Three papers are presented: "Historic Concerns in Library Instruction: Teaching the Card Catalog," by Evan Farber; "The Nationwide…

McClintock, Marsha Hamilton, Ed.

210

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.

211

CRCHD - PNP News  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD - PNP News  Back to CRCHD Ongoing Research PNP News PNP News PNRP Press Release October 27, 2005. Director's Update: Patient Navigator Program Reduces Cancer Health Disparities. NCI Cancer Bulletin, August 17, 2004 (vol. 1, no. 33).

212

News at Nine: The value of near-real time data for reaching mass media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Earth Observatory (EO) is an online publication featuring NASA Earth science news and images. Since its inception in 1999, the EO team has relied heavily on near-real time satellite data to publish imagery of breaking news events, such as volcanoes, floods, fires, and dust storms. Major news outlets (Associated Press, The Weather Channel, CNN, etc.) have regularly republished Earth Observatory imagery in their coverage of events. Because of the nature of modern 24-hour news cycle, media almost always want near-real time coverage; providing it depends heavily on rapid data turnaround, user-friendly data systems, and fast data access. We will discuss how we use near-real time data and provide examples of how data systems have been transformed in the past 13 years. We will offer some thoughts on best practices (from the view of a user) in expedited data systems and the positive effect of those practices on public awareness of our content.. Finally, we will share how we work with science teams to see the potential stories in their data and the value of providing the data in a timely fashionAcquired October 9, 2010, this natural-color image shows the toxic sludge spill from an alumina plant in southern Hungary.

Allen, J.; Ward, K.; Simmon, R. B.; Carlowicz, M. J.; Scott, M.; Przyborski, P. D.; Voiland, A. P.

2012-12-01

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Facilitating climate change assessments by providing easy access to data and decision-support tools on-line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public land managers are under increasing pressure to consider the potential impacts of climate change but they often lack access to the necessary scientific information and the support to interpret projections. Over 27% of the United States land area are designated as protected areas (e.g. National Parks and Wilderness Areas) including 76,900,000 ha of National Forests areas for which management plans need to be revised to prepare for climate change. Projections of warmer drier conditions raise concerns about extended summer drought, increased fire risks and potential pest/insect outbreaks threatening the carbon sequestration potential of the region as well as late summer water availability. Downscaled climate projections, soil vulnerability indices, and simulated climate change impacts on vegetation cover, fire frequency, carbon stocks, as well as species range shifts, have been uploaded in databasin.org to provide easy access to documented information that can be displayed, shared, and freely manipulated on line. We have uploaded NARCCAP scenarios and provided animations and time series display to look at regional and temporal trends in climate projections. We have uploaded simulation results of vegetation shifts from the global scale to local national parks and shared results with concerned managers. We have used combinations of vegetation models and niche models to evaluate wildlife resilience to future conditions. We have designed fuzzy logic models for ecological assessment projects and made them available on the Data Basin web site. We describe how we have used all this information to quantify climate change vulnerability for a variety of ecosystems, developing new web tools to provide comparative summaries of the various types of spatial and temporal data available for different regions.

Bachelet, D. M.

2012-12-01

214

Chicago Tribune Online Edition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Tribune has launched an Internet edition. The cyber paper contains articles from each issue of the print version in the categories of news, sports, weather, editorial, financial, and stocks, among others. There are also "fun" and "extra" sections. The cyber edition is particularly strong in terms of local and regional news. The full site index gives access to the site's entire contents from one page. Currently the entire electronic version is available at no charge.

215

Online medical information services.  

PubMed

The author provides a comprehensive overview of online medical information services that can be accessed by personal computer users over telephone lines. The article encompasses the reasons for online database access, equipment considerations, and structure and sources of database information. Tips on search strategy and resources for increasing database search proficiency are also included. PMID:3906725

Bickers, R G

1985-09-01

216

COSEE West Online Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features online professional development courses offered by the COSEE (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) West and College of Exploration. The site features workshop information, as well as access to online presentations and the College of Exploration's virtual campus. Registration is required to access the education information, but is free of charge.

217

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

218

Tools for assessing the quality and accessibility of online health information: initial testing among breast cancer websites.  

PubMed

Health websites are used frequently, but there are many concerns about their value as information sources. Additionally, there are numerous personal barriers that prevent individuals from wholly benefitting from them. In order to assess the quality of health websites and their accessibility to users, we created tools based on previous research that examine design aspects, information validity, motivational health content and literacy content. To test these tools, we examined 155 breast cancer websites and created scores for each assessment tool to describe the percent of constructs on the average website. Results demonstrated that websites performed best on the design tool followed by the information validity, motivational health content and literacy assessment tools. The average website contained the majority of the design and information validity constructs, but only about a third of the motivational health or literacy constructs. Multiple items from the motivational health content and literacy assessment tools were not found on any of the websites, and many were only represented on a handful of sites. Overall, the assessment tools were useful in evaluating the quality of websites, and could serve as valuable resources for health website developers in the future. PMID:23957628

Whitten, Pamela; Nazione, Samantha; Lauckner, Carolyn

2013-12-01

219

THE NEWS MEDIA AS NETWORKED POLITICAL ACTORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on internet politics has found that digital media have contributed to a hybridization of the organizational practices of parties, movements and interest groups. Little attention, however, has been paid to how the news media employ online engagement tools to pursue political goals, as is the case when political parallelism is present. This study addresses this issue through an in-depth

Cristian Vaccari

2011-01-01

220

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

221

From Reader to Writer: Citizen Journalism as News Produsage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, participatory or citizen journalism - journalism which enables readers to become writers - exists online and offline in a variety of forms and formats, operates under a number of editorial schemes, and focuses on a wide range of topics from the specialist to the generic and the micro-local to the global. Key models in this phenomenon include veteran sites Slashdot and Indymedia, as well as news-related weblogs; more recent additions into the mix have been the South Korean OhmyNews, which in 2003 was “the most influential online news site in that country, attracting an estimated 2 million readers a day” (Gillmor, 2003a, p. 7), with its new Japanese and international offshoots, as well as the Wikipedia with its highly up-to-date news and current events section and its more recent offshoot Wikinews, and even citizen-produced video news as it is found in sites such as YouTube and Current.tv.

Bruns, Axel

222

KMi Planet: A Web Based News Server  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe KMi Planet, a web based news server which facilitates communication within a our laboratory and allows the wider community to access lab-related items of interest. Unlike most news-of-the-future projects, which focus on personalised newsfeeds, we have concentrated on replicating some of the functionality provided by newsrooms. Our goal was to reduce the article submission overheads for the members

John Domingue; Peter Scott

1998-01-01

223

The Online Learning Definitions Project  

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. "The Online Learning Definitions Project" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other…

International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2011

2011-01-01

224

ENN: Environmental News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental News Network (ENN) offers original news content, source affiliate news and filter articles from a variety of news streams, including major wire services, numerous partners, contributors, freelance journalists, and research associates from around the world. Site materials include news stories and press releases on environmental themes (current and archived), commentary and editorials, an image of the day, and a spotlighted feature story. Topics include animals, agriculture, ecosystems, energy issues, climate and pollution, and many others.

225

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1991  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This issue of the annual index to NASA Releases and Speeches contains a listing of news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters, and a selected listing of speeches presented by members of the Headquarters staff during 1991. The index is arranged in six sections: Subject Index, Personal Name Index, News Release Number Index, Accession Number Index, and Speeches and News Releases Indices.

1992-01-01

226

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

227

Index to NASA news releases and speeches, 1980  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A listing is provided of 201 news releases distributed by the Office of Public Affairs, NASA Headquarters and 10 selected speeches presented by Headquarters staff in 1980. Subject and name indexes are arranged alphabetically. Indexes to titles, news release numbers and accession numbers are arranged numerically.

1981-01-01

228

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, and…

Hunt, Deborah S.

1982-01-01

229

enr.com: Engineering News-Record  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With origins dating back to the 1800s, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) has served the construction industry for generations. Now published in an online edition, ENR has information about construction technology, power and industrial issues, environment, and much more. One of the most interesting sections of the site focuses on new projects around the world, describing innovative buildings and structures, transportation systems, or anything related to construction. Each issue has in-depth feature stories, and a recent one assessed the cleanup and rebuilding operations at the World Trade Center site. ENR is an excellent resource for technical and business related news.

230

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

231

"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

232

Aviation News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Whether you're a fan of Airbus or Boeing, Quantas or Aer Lingus, this website provides very thorough coverage of the airline industry. The Flight Global group's motto is "serious about aviation", and it shows on their homepage, where visitors can find over thirteen sections dedicated to air transport, helicopters, training, and spaceflight. The more casual user may just wish to click on a few of the "Latest News Headlines", but dedicated aeronautics devotees may wish to sign up for their e-newsletter and their RSS feed. Moving down the site's homepage, visitors can cruise on in to the "What's Hot" area and the "Jobs" section, which might be useful for future members of a flight crew or those looking to make a more dramatic career change. Of course, any visit to this site would be woefully incomplete if visitors didn't take a look at profiles of the Airbus 380, the Boeing 747, and many other planes in the "Dynamic Aircraft Profiles" area of the site.

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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

234

Online Investing: Surf the Stocks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Whether it be the meteoric rise in Internet company stocks or the President's plan to invest Social Security funds in the stock market, Wall Street is getting quite a bit of press these days. Another related story that has received a great deal of attention is the strong growth in online investing. This new CNET (last described in the November 6, 1998 Scout Report) topic center attempts to decipher all the buzz and present users with the information they need to decide whether or not online investing is for them. The site features four articles taking readers from the decision to invest to managing their online portfolios, online investing news, computer security tips and applications, investing downloads (PC only), and a selection of briefly annotated links to investment news and service sites.

235

DCP News Archives  

Cancer.gov

News Archives News about scientific advances in cancer prevention, program activities and projects are listed: View All  |  2014-2010  |  2009-2001 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 Adapting the Science of Supplements

236

Figuring Out Health News  

MedlinePLUS

... reports often focus on people's personal stories, not scientific studies. Personal stories are interesting, but often they don' ... is whether the news is based on a scientific study. Knowing there's a study behind the news is ...

237

The Azimuth Project: an Open-Access Educational Resource  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Azimuth Project is an online collaboration of scientists, engineers and programmers who are volunteering their time to do something about a wide range of environmental problems. The project has several aspects: 1) a wiki designed to make reliable, sourced information easy to find and accessible to a technically literate nonexperts, 2) a blog featuring expository articles and news items, 3) a project to write programs that explain basic concepts of climate physics and illustrate principles of good open-source software design, and 4) a project to develop mathematical tools for studying complex networked systems. We discuss the progress so far and some preliminary lessons. For example, enlisting the help of experts outside academia highlights the problems with pay-walled journals and the benefits of open access, as well as differences between how software development is done commercially, in the free software community, and in academe.

Baez, J. C.

2012-12-01

238

NatureNews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NatureNews is the science news website of the journal Nature. The site provides a daily summary of news about research and discoveries in life, physical and applied sciences, and clinical medicine. Materials include a daily top story, featured stories, videos, a news blog, and event announcements. There are also longer format reports, opinion features, podcasts, and an archive of past issues organized by year and month.

239

Space Today Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online magazine is intended to provide accurate information on past, present, and future human activities in and about space, including space science, history, research, space flight, solar system exploration, deep space astronomy, and cosmology. It features news articles on space vehicles, astronauts, coming launches and landings, satellite missions, telescopes, and many other topics. The site also provides image galleries, videos, and resources for teachers such as lesson plans, book reviews, tutorials, and other items.

Curtis, Anthony R.

2006-03-07

240

Welcome JCE Subscriber! You've Got Online+!  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning September 1999, all JCE subscribers, print subscribers and JCE Online+ subscribers, have access to all areas of JCE Online. Previously some JCE Online resources were restricted to JCE Online+ subscribers. But no longer! Now all JCE subscribers have access to all JCE Online has to offer. JCE is a multimedia publisher that strives to bring you the information and

Jon L. Holmes

1999-01-01

241

PBS Online NewsHour: Wind Power  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of wind as an alternative energy source--specifically, the offshore Cape Wind project proposed for Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts--together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on alternative energy, animation of a wind turbine, chart of sources of energy, and stories on the Cape Wind project.

242

PBS Online NewsHour: Tracking Hurricanes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of efforts to forecast the path of hurricanes and the extent of their destruction. Includes hurricane basic facts and figures and a Q-and-A with a scientist about tracking hurricanes. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

243

PBS Online NewsHour: Coral Reefs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the role of coral reefs in environment, medicinal properties, and conservation efforts, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan; interactive on coral-reef building blocks; extended interviews; and stories on reef threats, international treaties, Caribbean reefs, mangrove shields, and the Aquarius undersea lab. Main story is provided as text, streaming video, and RealAudio.

244

PBS Online NewsHour: Nanotechnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the uses of nanotechnology, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on understanding nanoscale dimensions, a slide show, and Q-and-A with the creators of a museum exhibit aimed at explaining nanotechnology. Main story available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

245

Fall Meeting science covered widely in news and social media  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Journalists found a lot to report about at the 2011 Fall Meeting, which has so far generated about 1800 stories in news outlets worldwide. More than 135 reporters covered the meeting, representing a broad range of print, online, and broadcast news sources in the United States, Europe, and Japan. To assist those reporters, AGU staff conducted and Web-streamed an unprecedented 25 press events at the meeting—mostly press conferences bringing together scientists presenting newsworthy fndings and journalists eager for stories.

Weiss, Peter

2012-02-01

246

Global Warming News Zone  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news page, provided by space.com, posts news stories and other current information related to global warming. Touching on topics ranging from industrial pollution to jet contrails to glacier meltings, this Website attempts to centralize news about many of the recent advances in our understanding of global warming. In many cases, news articles mention the scientific resource(s) upon which the findings are based, serving as a helpful hint for readers wishing to delve deeper into the science behind the news story.

1999-01-01

247

News mining for border security Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation gives an overview of an effort to construct OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) tools for Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union, to facilitate automating the process of extracting structured knowledge from on-line news articles on border-security related events at the EU borders and in

Martin Atkinson; Jenya Belayaeva; Vanni Zavarella; Jakub Piskorski; Silja Huttunen; Arto Vihavainen; Roman Yangarber

2010-01-01

248

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.

249

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

250

Measuring the Interestingness of News Articles  

SciTech Connect

An explosive growth of online news has taken place. Users are inundated with thousands of news articles, only some of which are interesting. A system to filter out uninteresting articles would aid users that need to read and analyze many articles daily, such as financial analysts and government officials. The most obvious approach for reducing the amount of information overload is to learn keywords of interest for a user (Carreira et al., 2004). Although filtering articles based on keywords removes many irrelevant articles, there are still many uninteresting articles that are highly relevant to keyword searches. A relevant article may not be interesting for various reasons, such as the article's age or if it discusses an event that the user has already read about in other articles. Although it has been shown that collaborative filtering can aid in personalized recommendation systems (Wang et al., 2006), a large number of users is needed. In a limited user environment, such as a small group of analysts monitoring news events, collaborative filtering would be ineffective. The definition of what makes an article interesting--or its 'interestingness'--varies from user to user and is continually evolving, calling for adaptable user personalization. Furthermore, due to the nature of news, most articles are uninteresting since many are similar or report events outside the scope of an individual's concerns. There has been much work in news recommendation systems, but none have yet addressed the question of what makes an article interesting.

Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J

2007-09-24

251

"PMA Sounds Fun": Negotiating Drug Discourses Online.  

PubMed

In 2007, a young woman, Annabel Catt, died after consuming a capsule sold as "ecstasy" that contained para-methoxyamphetamine. In this paper, we describe how this death was depicted in online drug-user communities and illustrate how the meanings of drug use are negotiated in online settings. News articles, public online discussions, and online fieldwork formed the data. This paper demonstrates how dominant drug discourses may be resisted by drug users, drawing on theories of health resistance and Kane Race's concept of counterpublic health. Online environments may offer ways of engaging people who use drugs that acknowledge both pleasure and safety. The study's limitations are noted. PMID:24779498

Barratt, Monica J; Allen, Matthew; Lenton, Simon

2014-07-01

252

Further empirical research on Diffusion Theory Paradigm applied in Network News Communication of crisis event  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on our 2010's study that applied the Diffusion Theory Paradigm to analyze the Network News Communication of Crisis Event, this paper names the idea that the cumulated number of online news discussion follows the S-shaped curve over time in Diffusion Theory field as \\

Dongsheng Liang; Benfu Lv

2011-01-01

253

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.

254

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

255

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

256

Genre Characteristics - A Front Page Analysis of 85 Swedish Online Newspapers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The online newspapers entered the Internet in the mid- nineties and since then it has become more and more common to read news online. There is a long tradition of designing newspapers in print but today there is a demand from both academics and practitioners for more knowledge about how to design user friendly news sites. The challenge is to

Carina Ihlström; Maria Åkesson

2004-01-01

257

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.

258

Science 360 News Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science 360 News Service gathers news "from wherever science is happening." It is a valuable service sponsored by the National Science Foundation featuring video clips, interviews, and solid news reporting. On their homepage, visitors can look over Today's Video, which might feature anything from a nanosponge that can soak up oil spills to new carbon forms. After that, visitors should head on over to the Breaking Story area of the site, which profiles a new story from the world of science. The section What the Blogs Are Saying Today is a great way to stay up to date with breaking science news, as it brings together the latest from NPR, Earthsky, Scientific American, and other high quality resources. Visitors can also click on the Sections heading which includes hundreds of photographs, news videos, and links to a world of other science news sites.

259

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.

260

Development News: World Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Development News, or DevNews, is the World Bank's daily Web-based newsletter. Available in English, French, and Spanish, DevNews offers feature stories on recent advances and challenges in world development. The newsletter also links to a daily summary of approved loans, speeches given by World Bank officials, an events calendar, and World Bank press releases. Articles from February 1999 to the present can be found in the free archive.

261

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

262

News Items - Team Science Toolkit  

Cancer.gov

Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add News Item Login required Fifth Annual International Science of

263

Online Teaching in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Online Teaching in the Digital Age" provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Throughout this practical hands-on guide, the authors offer 15 years of personal online teaching experience in language accessible to both the novice and advanced online educator. Developed through theory…

Swenson, Pat; Taylor, Nancy A.

2012-01-01

264

How Adult Online Graduates Portray Their Degree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study investigated how adult graduates of online Bachelor's degree programs describe the online aspect of their degree. Online education is promoted as a method for adult students to access the benefits of a college degree. Therefore, it is important for prospective online students, higher education institutions and…

Hagan, Eric J.

2013-01-01

265

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

266

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, April 1, 1991--March 31, 1992  

SciTech Connect

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 detailing developments prior to this reporting period will also be included to establish a comprehensive perspective of the project. The goal of the MOLIS project, was to develop, design, pilot test on-line access to current information on minority colleges and universities and 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 April 29, 1991, the inauguration of its on-line service, 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, pre-college and education programs, emerging capabilities, enrollment data, administrative personnel data, and current events -- as well as minority opportunities from 8 participating federal agencies.

Rodman, J.A.

1992-06-01

267

Chemical & Engineering News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Chemical Society produces the weekly magazine "Chemical & Engineering News" which reports on topics ranging from business to government to education drawn from across the world of chemistry. Although much of the content on the website is password-protected for those with a subscription to the magazine, the fascinating "Multimedia" section of the website is accessible to all visitors. The "Latest Photo Galleries" section has the must see gallery "Another Kind of Landscape" from May 2, 2011, which is about a new book on environmental degradation. There are just five photos, all aerial views, that at first blush look beautiful and like works of art, but upon reading the caption, visitors will learn that the photos are of the run-off from a fertilizer plant, an aluminum producer, and a coal mine. The enlightening and interactive article from June 2007 (under "Other Multimedia") titled "The Incredible Vastness of Data lets visitors visualize the differences between chemical research conducted in 1907 and 2007. Overall, the multimedia has much to offer and warrants several return visits.

268

In The News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ancient climate change meant Antarctica was once covered with palm treeshttp://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/08/ancient-climate-change-meant-antarctica-was-once-covered-with-palm-trees/Palm trees 'grew on Antarctica'http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19077439Persistent near-tropical warmth on the Antarctic continent during the early Eocene epochhttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v488/n7409/full/nature11300.htmlWhat would Shackleton have tweeted?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19019409United States Antarctic Programhttp://www.usap.gov/usapgov/Antarctic images by Anthony Powellhttp://www.antarcticimages.com/According to an article published in Nature on the first of August, East Antarctica once supported near-tropical ecosystems, with winter temperatures "warmer than 10 C [50 F]." Of course, this wasn't recent by human standards - the Eocene epoch during which these temperatures were the norm occurred about 55 to 48 million years ago. However, this finding may provide insight into how Earth's climate responds to variable levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In addition, it allows us to imagine a world very different from the one we know: one in which palm trees flourished at latitudes that today reach summer highs of about 8 C and sink to lows of -50 C.The first link takes visitors to a blog entry outlining some of the article's discoveries, including detailed descriptions of the ecosystem. The second leads to an article featuring an interview with one of the study's co-authors that describes both the procedures and findings. Interested parties may want to read the original Nature article itself, accessible via the third link. Bringing us into the modern era, the fourth link leads to an article reflecting on the complicated relationship between the outside world and those overwintering in Antarctica. The fifth allows visitors to explore facts and figures about the United States presence in Antarctica, featuring some great webcam feeds. Finally, the last link leads to a magnificent collection of images and videos of the now-frozen continent.

Grinnell, Max

2012-08-03

269

Working with News Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To work effectively with personnel in the news media, one needs to assist them in doing their job by getting accurate information to them (in plenty of time for their deadline) and in providing information about meetings (when they do not have a reporter to cover the event). Familiarity aids in communication with news media personnel so one should…

Grosenbaugh, Dick

270

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

271

News Story Quotes: Verbatim?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study determined what beginning journalists and news reporting students have learned is acceptable to quote, verbatim, in a news story, and where they learned about these guidelines. Results of a questionnaire given to journalism students indicated that most would change direct quotes by adjusting blasphemies, correcting faulty grammar, cleaning…

Davenport, Lucinda

272

NOAA News Releases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NOAA News, the current awareness page of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), offers timely articles and links to current news related to the ocean and atmosphere. Alternating feature stories introduce readers to important topics, such as threats to marine mammals, status of fisheries stocks, or the upcoming hurricane season. A series of links points users to further information or other NOAA sites.

1999-01-01

273

Portrayals of People with Cerebral Palsy in Homicide News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through content analysis, employing qualitative and quantitative methods, Canadian media representation of people with cerebral palsy (PWCP) in public life was examined. Canadian NewsDisc, an online biographic database service, was used to examine the use of stigmatizing language such as afflicted by, afflicted with, suffered from, suffers from,…

Lucardie, Richard; Sobsey, Dick

2005-01-01

274

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 2,819 images.

275

Rating News Documents for Similarity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of electronic news available on the World Wide Web focuses on a methodology of associating news documents using similarity measures and a name-phrase algorithm to create news representations that can be compared and ranked to find related news items. Considers precision over recall and interactivity with the users. (Author/LRW)

Watters, Carolyn; Wang, Hong

2000-01-01

276

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

277

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

278

StarDate Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This on-line version of StarDate astronomy magazine provides current viewing information, a sky almanac, Moon phase calculator, sunrise and sunset calculator, planet viewing information, and meteor shower updates. News and Features contains information and details on the latest findings and research in the field of astronomy. Resources contains an image gallery, an astroglossary, and solar system, constellation, and star guides. The Radio section contains past radio programs by date, or searchable by subject. Also available are an archive database of past StarDate articles, and a teacher's section with ideas for teaching astronomy concepts in the classroom.

279

Teaching Astronomy Online  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is intended to provide an overview of the practical, pedagogical, and philosophical considerations in designing a Web-based astronomy course, and to demonstrate the educational benefits that such online courses can afford students. Because online students need to take more responsibility for their learning, faculty must make course expectations extremely clear. Online education allows for increased student participation and equal access to college by such groups as the military, the handicapped, full-time employees, and rural and senior citizens. Teaching the sciences online--especially astronomy--gives students more time to think critically about new information. This article also includes tools, checklists, and resources helpful for introducing faculty to online course development in astronomy.

Radnofsky, Mary L.; Bobrowsky, Matthew

280

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.

281

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

282

The Russian News Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, a service of the European Information Network, brings English-language news and background to users each weekday. Russia Today gathers news about Russia, the Confederation of Independent States, and the Baltics. The site offers current headlines (along with the time that they were most recently updated), business news, travel information, and links to local media. New stories are drawn primarily from Reuters. An archive holds back issues. Users who want to stay current on issues affecting these regions will benefit from the professional approach this site brings to coverage.

1995-01-01

283

GreenHouse Gas Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Keep current with global warming issues with this Web site edited by greenhouse gas scientist Dave Reay. GreenHouse Gas Online offers current and archived articles from newspapers and peer-reviewed journals 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 on the site's main page, while links to topic-specific material are provided in a side bar. The news and journal archives contain material from 2001 and 2002. Those already interested in and familiar with global warming issues should find this Web site of great use. Students working on related papers or projects would also benefit from this convenient online resource.

2001-01-01

284

Proposal of a computerized algorithm for continuous wave CO2 laser on-line control during orthopaedic surgery. Phase II: simplified algorithm version (LCA-s) and helmet-mounted data access device solution.  

PubMed

This paper is the continuation of the Phase I report published in 1992 by Canestri. It contains recent findings on how to speed-up the process of sublimated volume forecasting for a TEM11* CO2 laserbeam in CW mode following an original model proposed by the author--called LCA--here presented in a simplified version (LCA-s) on PMMA (polymethylmethacrilate) samples. Other interesting parameters, such as the time required to create the minimal injury vb along with its physical interpretations, are reported and explained. TEM11*, TEM01* and TEM00 beams profiles are also compared and discussed for LCA-s. The results of both Phase I and Phase II of this investigation can be integrated in one single solution package for the end-user, combining fast decisions making and operational features. The final part of this paper describes the 'helmet-mounted' data recall visor methodology which allows the surgeon to access to a data base for information retrieval during the course of an operation without interrupting the surgical case itself. This particularly interesting application allows the surgeon to consult a centrally-located data base which contains important information regarding similar clinical cases, choice of laserbeam profiles and focal lengths, simulation of beam behaviours, performances and other data. The on-line and direct access to the data base supports him in all those borderline situations in the O.R. in which the laser device type and configuration/calibration play a device role in the success of the operation. Also, the helmet-mounted display frees surgeon's hands in order to allow him to continue the operation while consulting the data base on-line, thus speeding up decision processes regarding changes of laser set-up, general calibration optimization and remote clinical consultancy. PMID:9387009

Canestri, F

1997-08-01

285

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

286

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

287

VHL Alliance News  

MedlinePLUS

... Resources › Newsletters Newsletters VHL Alliance News – April-June 2014 Volume 22, Number 2 WHAT’S INSIDE: The CGIP ... October 18-19, 2014, Rockville, MD Recent Newsletters 2014 January-March 2014; Volume 22, Number 1 2013 ...

288

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

289

Understanding Health News  

MedlinePLUS

... For example, a 2010 news story reported that dark chocolate may help guard against brain injury after ... participants similar to you in ways that may matter, such as age, race, or gender? 7. Was ...

290

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.

291

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

292

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

293

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.

294

news.space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From Science Matters, a company aiming to increase scientific knowledge of every individual, news.space is a gathering of information on current space topics. General knowledge categories include spacecraft, mars, space, and solar; content in each category, most of which consists of hyperlinks to other sites, ranges from news releases to high quality photo images to background information on relevant topics. Chat and Multimedia sections give users the opportunity to visit chat sites, view videos, and listen to recordings.

295

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.

296

Homogenous Agendas, Disparate Frames: CNN and CNN International Coverage Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although CNN and CNN International represent just a fraction of global news coverage, the networks are widely viewed, crucial agenda-setting agents the world over. This study found that the online versions of these 2 networks were remarkably consistent in telling audiences in America and abroad what to think about. However, American and non-American online audiences received disparate amounts of coverage

Jacob Groshek

2008-01-01

297

Online Conference: A Participant's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers insights about online conferences from a participant's perspective. Topics include the development of computer-network technology that has improved online conferences; advantages, including early access to conference papers, participants' degree of control, increased interaction, convenience, and cost effectiveness; and suggestions for…

Wang, Yu-Mei

1999-01-01

298

Cool Online Things for Free  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site will give you access to online sites for teachers to use with students and in planning their lessons. Jupiter: Earth's Shield Cool video of Jupiter Flaming Text This site builds animated banners... Filamentality This site allows you to build free online activities with Kids! ...

Lawless, Kimberly

2007-07-09

299

A Short Take: Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Teaching an online, web-based course...can be a challenging, intellectually stimulating and exciting endeavor" (Frederickson, Clark and Hochner, 2002). Instructors and students can enjoy "24/7" access to the class, day or night, weekday or weekend. Based on eight years of teaching experience online, the author believes the possibilities for…

Zappala, John

2005-01-01

300

Estimating the information gap between emergency department records of community medication compared to on-line access to the community-based pharmacy records  

PubMed Central

Objective Errors in community medication histories increase the risk of adverse events. The objectives of this study were to estimate the extent to which access to community-based pharmacy records provided more information about prescription drug use than conventional medication histories. Materials and methods A prospective cohort of patients with public drug insurance who visited the emergency departments (ED) in two teaching hospitals in Montreal, Quebec was recruited. Drug lists recorded in the patients’ ED charts were compared with pharmacy records of dispensed medications retrieved from the public drug insurer. Patient and drug-related predictors of discrepancies were estimated using general estimating equation multivariate logistic regression. Results 613 patients participated in the study (mean age 63.1?years, 59.2% women). Pharmacy records identified 41.5% more prescribed medications than were noted in the ED chart. Concordance was highest for anticoagulants, cardiovascular drugs and diuretics. Omissions in the ED chart were more common for drugs that may be taken episodically. Patients with more than 12 medications (OR 2.92, 95% CI 1.71 to 4.97) and more than one pharmacy (OR 3.85, 95% CI 1.80 to 6.59) were more likely to have omissions in the ED chart. Discussion The development of health information exchanges could improve the efficiency and accuracy of information about community medication histories if they enable automated access to dispensed medication records from community pharmacies, particularly for the most vulnerable populations with multiple morbidities. Conclusions Pharmacy records identified a substantial number of medications that were not in the ED chart. There is potential for greater safety and efficiency with automated access to pharmacy records.

Tamblyn, Robyn; Poissant, Lise; Huang, Allen; Winslade, Nancy; Rochefort, Christian M; Moraga, Teresa; Doran, Pamela

2014-01-01

301

Positioning Your Library in an Open-Access Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a summary of the project that the author completed at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) library for providing online access to 80 open access E-journals and digital collections. Although FGCU uses SerialsSolutions products to establish online access, any one can provide access to these collections as they are free for all. Paper…

Bhatt, Anjana H.

2010-01-01

302

45 CFR 702.16 - Attendance of news media at public sessions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Attendance of news media at public sessions. 702.16 Section...Reports § 702.16 Attendance of news media at public sessions. Reasonable access...be provided to the various communications media, including newspapers, magazines,...

2013-10-01

303

ANTS: A Complete System for Automatic News Programme Annotation Based on Multimodal Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an integrated system for the acquisition, automatic annotation and Web publication of television broadcast news programmes named ANTS (automatic newscast transcription system). The system consists of several analysis components integrated in a unified architecture. Users have the possibility to access a large daily-growing database of news stories from the main national channels, all identified, categorised and published

A. Messina; R. Borgotallo; G. Dimino; D. Airola Gnota; L. Boch

2008-01-01

304

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

305

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 ...

306

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

307

"Technologies of the Self": Michel Foucault Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses instances of recent postings to the USENET news group rec.games.chess to present a Foucauldian perspective on fashioning of self online. Identifies key aspects of self-fashioning. Considers implications of this Foucauldian approach for future research on Internet self-constructions. (RS)

Aycock, Alan

1995-01-01

308

The Franklin Institute Online Biology Hotlist  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of links to biology-related websites includes information about bacteria, microorganisms, viruses, anatomy and genetics, bioethics, and biotechnology, as well as online exhibits, biology news, images, and educational resources. All websites have been screened for their educational appropriateness and ability to stimulate creative thinking and learning about science.

2007-05-17

309

Understanding Health News: Complementary Health Approaches In the News  

MedlinePLUS

Complementary Health Approaches In the News News stories about complementary approaches to health are often on television, the Internet, ... are confusing, conflicting, or misleading. Missing Information From Health Stories Health stories in the media teach us ...

310

Databank Software for the 1990s and Beyond--Part 2: The Online Services Respond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This continuation of an earlier article discusses online vendors' responses to users' concerns as well as the future of online services. Maxwell Online, Dialog, Mead Data, Data-Star, and Dow Jones News/Retrieval address user needs, search strategies, databases, document retrieval and display, user interface, and cost and economic issues. (LRW)

Basch, Reva

1990-01-01

311

Online Conference Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an application designed to manage submitted conference articles, participants, reviewers, venue and finances of a conference. The application allows complete online processing of a paper from submission to print-ready document. Build on three access levels, it also provides real-time statistics of submitted papers, finances and venue needed for accurate conference planning and also an integrated notification system

O. Popovici; A. Stoica

312

EHS Online Safety Training  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page from Oklahoma State University provides access to a number of occupational safety modules. All modules are available to view online, and some include PowerPoint or Microsoft Word documents as well. Topics include electrical safety, lockout/tagout, safety data sheets, asbestos and bloodborne pathogens.

2013-08-06

313

Online Medical CBT Usage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The website MedicalEducation.nl enables to students to access online medical Computer Based Training material any time and any place. For three types of embedding of CBT material in a medical curriculum, the relation between embedding type and usage statistics are described. The introduction of competition is shown to enhance CBT re-usage.

A. J. M. De Man; P. M. Bloemendaal; S. Eggermont

2007-01-01

314

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

315

Online, Inc.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Online, Inc. site contains selections from four magazines including Online, Database, CD-ROM Professional, and MultiMedia Schools. Tables of contents, selected articles, columns, and indexes are available for these Online, Inc. magazines. General information about subscribing to and writing for these magazines is also included. Registration and program information for the Online CD-ROM Conference and Exposition, and other events sponsored by Online, Inc., is also available.

316

Online Education Is Not for Everyone  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online education is not for everyone. Although it is becoming increasingly popular, online education has both benefits and limitations. It is certainly convenient, and it allows some people access to education who otherwise might be prevented from involvement. But its impersonal nature and the many resources needed to deliver quality online

Sikula, John; Sikula, Andrew, Sr.

2003-01-01

317

Easy Access: Auditing the System Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's electronic learning environment, access to appropriate systems and data is of the utmost importance to students, faculty, and staff. Without proper access to the school's internal systems, teachers could be prevented from logging on to an online learning system and students might be unable to submit course work to an online

Wiech, Dean

2013-01-01

318

Physics News Update: The AIP Bulletin of Physics News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The AIP Public Information Division provides the main Physics News site; it contains a browsable archive of the AIP Physics News Update, 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. Browsable archives are available at the AIP site back to 1993.

1993-01-01

319

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlights major science news stories of 1982 reported in "Science News." Categories include space/astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, energy, physics, anthropology/paleontology, earth sciences, technology, behavior, science/society, and the environment. (JN)

Science News, 1982

1982-01-01

320

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlights important 1983 news stories reported in Science News. Stories are categorized under: anthropology/paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; earth sciences; energy; environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology and computers. (JN)

Science News, 1983

1983-01-01

321

Cancer Centers Program - News & Events  

Cancer.gov

Cancer Centers Program - News & Events Home > News & Events > Recent Communications > Archives Communications Archives PLCO Etiology and Early Marker Studies (EEMS) To: Potential EEMS Investigator From: EEMS Coordinating Center Regarding:

322

Space Science News Headlines: NASA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) keeps the public abreast of recent breakthroughs in space science via Space Science News Headlines, an almost daily email service. Recent stories cover SOHO, the Leonid meteor storm, and Europa's frigid oceans. Space Science News Headlines reaches beyond the scientific community; advances and discoveries in space studies are relayed in an understandable, jargon-free manner. Interested readers can browse through past news archives or subscribe to future news stories via the homepage.

323

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.

324

Massive open online courses in nursing education.  

PubMed

MOOCs are changing the face of higher education. Online programs provide nurses with access to technologies, networking with other professionals, and opportunities reflect on their practice. The changing climate of online, higher education provides access and flexibility to students balancing work, family, and financial responsibilities. Offering free courses may provide nursing students ambivalent about online learning the chance to experience otherwise unavailable educational opportunities including the chance to earn a BSN degree. PMID:24412250

Goldschmidt, Karen; Greene-Ryan, Jane

2014-01-01

325

News & Events - Team Science Toolkit  

Cancer.gov

Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health www.cancer.gov Home About Team Science About the Toolkit Discover Contribute Connect News & Events About Us News & Events Add an item Login required News & Events Meet your match: Algorithms

326

The Structure of Foreign News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To examine the ways in which aspects of foreign news content are linked together, an analysis was performed on the data collected during a content analysis of foreign news in major national daily newspapers and broadcast news programs over 12 days. The analysis included the identification of (1) up to four topics from an all-inclusive descriptive…

Stevenson, Robert L.; Thompson, Kirstin D.

327

Hubble News Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hubble site this is a collection of all publicly released pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. Accompanying each photograph is the official news release, an introduction to the object, fast facts, and related frequently asked questions. The news releases are sorted by category, year, and type. Some of these categories consist of: cosmology, exotic, galaxy, miscellaneous, nebula, solar system, star, star cluster, and survey. Image files in different sizes and formats are available for download. This is a nice resource for those interested in the more visual aspects of astronomy and space sciences.

2009-05-14

328

Nutrition News Focus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Written by David M. Klurfeld, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, this free, daily newsletter offers concise nutrition tips and analyses of breaking nutrition news. Nutrition News Focus aims at delivering information that ordinary people can use and understand, with a minimum of jargon and no tolerance for "mumbo-jumbo." Users can subscribe to the newsletter at the site. Subscribers receive one short mailing per day, with the topic briefly described and followed by analysis. Old newsletters are added to the archive two weeks after publication, and users can browse the archive by issue date or topic.

329

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

330

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

331

Online Population and Environment Linkages Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) offers this centralized resource for online "books, reports, journal articles, newspaper articles, news analysis, maps, conference papers, datasets, slide shows, organizations, regional overviews, laws, bills, and court decisions, and much more from around the world ... from the simple to the technical." Because the selection process for online materials is not limited to "academic standards," documents cover a wide area, from government reports (e.g., Congressional Research Service reports), which form the majority of the online resources, to articles by nonprofit organizations. To assist viewers in judging resources, each entry includes the type of resource, title, author, affiliation, peer review process, and abstract, along with the URL. A search function allows users to search full-text resources (by title, author, country, category/ keyword). Also at the site are subject-specific bibliographic resources, current news, and a bulletin board.

332

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

333

National Standards for Quality Online Courses: Version 2  

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 world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. "National Standards for Quality Online Courses" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other…

International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2011

2011-01-01

334

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

335

News from NCI  

Cancer.gov

News Contact the NCI Office of Media Relations  |  RSS Feed Lung cancer death rates fall, helping drive decrease in overall cancer death rates December 16, 2013 The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed

336

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

337

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

338

New Suncook News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The newspaper program at the New Suncook School, Lovell, Maine, is a multi-level, language arts based unit designed to develop in students strong writing and interpersonal relationship skills, and to bring relevance to writing. The monthly newspaper features interviews, surveys, news, and some fiction stories written by students. The newspaper is…

Kanehl, Bob

339

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.

340

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

341

News Editing. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A revision of the first edition of "News Editing," this is a textbook for the newspaper editor. The duties of the editor are detailed, as are those of other newspaper employees. Among the basic editing skills the author includes suggestions for sentence structure, word usage, and vocabulary. Examples are given of editing for objectivity, handling…

Westley, Bruce H.

342

Documents in the News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Michigan Government Documents center provides a Documents in the News page. Taken from official sources, this page has full text documents on such subjects as Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Bosnia, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Ebola Virus, the United Nations Conference on Women, the G7 Summit, term limits, and the Unabomber, among many others.

York, Grace A.

1999-01-01

343

Capitol Watch Daily News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Capitol Watch On Line offers content on what's going on in the nations capital daily. A dozen or more headline stories plus a special interests section and links to the Federal News Service and other government sites. "Live chat with candidates and the leaders of our nation" is promised to be coming in 2 weeks.

1999-01-01

344

The Grantsmanship Center News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The activities of the Grantsmanship Center and "The Grantsmanship Center News" are described, including their education programs for people involved in fund-raising and nonprofit management; instigation of research relating to private philanthropy, government funding, and public policy; and advocacy for improvements in public and private funding.…

Golden, Laura

1978-01-01

345

Notes and News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contribitions to the notes and news section are welcome. They should be sent to: Meteorological Applications, Met. Office College, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AU, UK (Fax +44 (0) 1344 85 5410, E-mail: rwriddaway@meto.gov.uk,)

2000-12-01

346

Notes and news  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contribitions to the notes and news section are welcome. They should be sent to: Meteorological Applications, Met. Office College, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AU, UK (Fax +44 (0) 1344 85 5410, E-mail: rwriddaway@meto.gov.uk)

2000-06-01

347

Notes and news  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contribitions to the notes and news section are welcome. They should be sent to: Meteorological Applications, Met. Office College, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AU, UK (Fax +44 (0) 1344 85 5410,E-mail: rwriddaway@meto.gov.uk)

2000-09-01

348

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

349

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.

350

Theology Journals Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Website from the Blume Library at St. Mary's University offers a listing with links to over 50 online journals in theology. Each entry provides information as to access (many are free; some by subscription only), affiliation, and in some cases, a brief description of the journal. The sidebar menu also links visitors to relevant online indexes, such as Humanities Abstracts, as well as to internal Websites of related collections such as Theology Periodicals at the Blume Library and Resources for Biblical or Scriptural Analysis.

351

Project Based Learning Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home site for PBL-Online.org, which provides comprehensive resources on the Project Based Learning model of instruction. Registered teacher-users have access to free templates for creating project-based activities, including assessment planning, project mapping, checklists, rubrics, and standards. Projects are stored in a database that may be searched by author, keyword, grade level, or topic. Background information on the Project Based Learning method and related research are also provided, along with strategies for implementation in the K-12 classroom. This web site was developed by the Buck Institute for Education specifically for use with the Project Based Learning Handbook, available for online purchase.

2009-11-20

352

NO news is no new news  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In the paper 'NO News', Preston et al. (2004) make a number of erroneous assumptions regarding nitrogen oxide chemistry. These authors also present some very significant misinterpretations of previous research into the effects of various nitrogen oxides on germination of post-fire followers. Methodological differences between the study by Preston et al. (2004) and previous work are also problematic, such as using NO-donors in solution versus the use of direct application of various nitrogen oxides in the gaseous phase. A closer review of these studies, with the proper understanding of nitrogen oxide chemistry, and interpretations of the available literature, would lead to the conclusion that, contrary to the authors' assertions, the Preston et al. (2004) study supports, rather than refutes, earlier findings by Keeley and Fotheringham (1997, 1998a, b, 2000). ?? CAB International 2005.

Fotheringham, C. J.; Keeley, J. E.

2005-01-01

353

An On-Line Document Clustering Method Based on Forgetting Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid development of on-line information services, information tech- nologies for on-line information processing have been receiving much attention recently. Clustering plays important roles in various on-line applications such as extraction of use- ful information from news feeding services and selection of relevant documents from the incoming scientific articles in digital libraries. In on-line environments, users generally have interests

Yoshiharu Ishikawa; Yibing Chen; Hiroyuki Kitagawa

2001-01-01

354

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.

355

Acoustical standards news.  

PubMed

American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of Acoustical Standards, both National and International. To receive copies of the latest Standards catalogs, please contact Susan B. Blaeser.Comments are welcomed on all material in Acoustical Standards News.This Acoustical Standards News section in JASA, as well as the National and International catalogs of Acoustical Standards, and other information on the Standards Program of the Acoustical Society of America, are available via the ASA home page: http://acousticalsociety.org. PMID:24815289

Blaeser, Susan B; Schomer, Paul D

2014-05-01

356

Acoustical standards news.  

PubMed

American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes catalogs of Acoustical Standards, both National and International. To receive copies of the latest Standards catalogs, please contact Susan B. Blaeser.Comments are welcomed on all material in Acoustical Standards News.This Acoustical Standards News section in JASA, as well as the National and International Catalogs of Acoustical Standards, and other information on the Standards Program of the Acoustical Society of America, are available via the ASA home page: http://acousticalsociety.org. PMID:24993229

Blaeser, Susan B; Schomer, Paul D

2014-07-01

357

[Breaking bad news].  

PubMed

Breaking bad news is one of the most stressful duties of the physician in oncology. Among other issues, it includes discussion of cancer diagnosis or the failure of therapy. The oncologist is often puzzled by an apprehension regarding the delivery of bad news. The fear to be exposed to unexpected strong emotional reactions by the patient, such as aggression or despair, may cause the oncologist to adopt unproductive coping strategies such as discussion about technical details while avoiding to deliver the main message. However, good communication skills are the key for a satisfying conversation with the patient. The oncologists' discomfort induced by the above mentioned apprehension is one of the most important barriers for a successful conversation. PMID:15991627

Voelter, Verena; Mirimanoff, René-Olivier; Stiefel, Friedrich; Rousselle, Ingrid; Leyvraz, Serge

2005-05-18

358

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

359

Designing Accessible Web-based Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the existing Web accessibility guidelines under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, reviews current laws and court cases involving Web accessibility issues, and discusses ways in which Web pages can be modified to meet the needs of all students. Includes online resources to help design accessible Web pages. (Author/LRW)

Hricko, Mary

2000-01-01

360

Multimodal News Story Segmentation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we describe a multi-modal approach to segmenting news video based on the perceived shift in content. We divide up a video document into logically coherent semantic units known as stories. We investigate the effectiveness of a number of multimedia features which serve as potential indicators of a story boundary. The results show an improvement of performance over current state of the art story segmenters.

Poulisse, Gert-Jan; Moens, Marie-Francine

361

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

362

Transcribing radio news  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have recently extended the capabilities of BBN's large-vocabulary discrete-utterance speech recognition system (BYBLOS) to operate on raw audio recordings of radio news programming. The recordings are given to the system as large monolithic waveforms without any additional side-information. Our goal is to transcribe all speech in the input with the highest accuracy possible. The problem is very challenging because

Francis Kzsbala; Tasos Anastasakos; Hubert Jin; Long Nguyen; Richard M. Schwartz

1996-01-01

363

Towards Simpler Custom and OpenSearch Services for Voluminous NEWS Merged A-Train Data (Invited)  

Microsoft Academic Search

To simplify access to large and complex satellite data sets for climate analysis and model verification, we developed web services that is used to study long-term and global-scale trends in climate, water and energy cycle, and weather variability. A related NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) task has created a merged NEWS Level 2 data from multiple instruments in

H. Hua; E. Fetzer; A. J. Braverman; S. Lewis; M. L. Henderson; A. Guillaume; S. Lee; M. de La Torre Juarez; H. T. Dang

2010-01-01

364

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.

365

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

366

Delivering the News with Blogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

To deliver information about library news, services and resources to the science faculty and students at Georgia State University, several librarians developed a blog, Science News http:\\/\\/www.library. gsu.edu\\/news\\/science\\/. Despite the increasing popularity of blogs (or Weblogs), few libraries have taken advantage of what they offer. Blogs can be updated easily, frequently and continuously, making them an appealing alternative to static

Teri M. Vogel; Doug Goans

2005-01-01

367

Text Features Made Easy Using News Magazines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students will use news magazines such as Time for Kids, Science News for Kids, or other news magazines to identify text features and explain how the text features contribute to their understanding of the informational text.

2012-10-05

368

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

2009-01-01

369

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture...STANDARDS Cotton Classification and Market News Service for Producers Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market...

2010-01-01

370

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.

371

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

372

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.

373

News and Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Supplementary Materials The number of supplementary materials that accompany print articles has grown and also become more varied. The new guidelines for lab experiments call for supplementary materials in most cases, so that the actual materials used in lab can be made available. The From Past Issues column edited by Kathryn Williams and many of the technology columns frequently have supplements for JCE Online. An especially interesting supplement that we would like to call to the attention of readers is a collection of videos from the E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, based on interviews with nuclear chemists who have discovered and studied the heaviest elements. These movies accompany the Viewpoints article, "Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements-One Atom at a Time" by Darleane C. Hoffman and Diana M. Lee. The titles of the movies are listed below; illustrative stills are shown at the bottom of the page. Researchers involved with the segments about Lawrencium include Robert Silva, Torbjorn Sikkeland, Matti Nurmia, Robert Latimer, and Albert Ghiorso, all of whom are from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. (QuickTime 3 is needed in order to view the videos; it can be downloaded free from http://www.apple.com.)

  • A Brief Note about Plutonium, by Glenn Seaborg
  • Plutonium and Why It Was Kept a Secret
  • The Prediction of the Actinide Series, by Glenn Seaborg
  • First Chemical Separation of Lawrencium at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in 1970
  • The HILAC or Heavy-Ion Linear Accelerator
  • Discovery of Lawrencium
  • How To Collect Lawrencium Atoms
  • The Discovery of Element 106-Finally
  • The Naming of Element 106
  • The Limits of Discovering the Heavy Elements
  • What Good Is a Heavy Element?
To see these videos, view the Supplements of http://JChemEd.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/1999/Mar/abs331.html. People: Glenn Seaborg Glenn Seaborg, frequent contributor and faithful supporter of this Journal, died February 25, 1999, at his home in Lafayette, California, at the age of 86. At the Fall 1998 ACS Meeting in Boston he suffered a serious fall following a stroke, from which he never recovered. One of his last photographs, taken the previous day at a Journal luncheon, appears on page 1360 of the November 1998 issue. His commentary on his long career in chemistry and education appears on page 1520 of the December 1998 issue. Seaborg was a Nobel laureate, discoverer of elements, scientific advisor to presidents, former chancellor of the University of California, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, chairman of the steering committee of the CHEM Study project, founder of Lawrence Hall of Science, , the list goes on and on. He was at the same time a passionate supporter of education. Seaborg published fourteen articles in the Journal between 1951 and 1998. He was interviewed in 1975 by David Ridgway as part of the Impact series (JCE 1975, 52, 70), and that interview is highly recommended reading (see supplement to this article). He received the 1994 ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education; his award address was published in the ACS Division of Chemical Education's CHED Newsletter, Fall 1995. Memorial articles with details of his life and his scientific contributions have appeared in The New York Times (Saturday, February 27, 1999, page 1) and Chemical & Engineering News (March 8, 1999, page 29). But there is also the spirit of the man, what he believed in, what he tried to do, what he hoped he had accomplished. A sense of that can be gained from the excerpts that are reprinted below, taken first from the Impact interview and then from the award address. Ridgway: On reflection, now, out of your many contributions to chemistry, is there one that you feel has had more of an impact than others? Seaborg: The discovery of plutonium would answer that question. The impact th

1999-05-01

374

Online Investing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, this site provides a collection of articles offering information and advice on several aspects of online investing. Stemming from a newly published book, Online Investing, by the editors and reporters of the online version of the Wall Street Journal, the site is divided into five "chapters" covering types of online investing, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options, and tools of the trade. The articles are well written and offer very basic information for novices looking for sound information and advice on this kind of investing.

375

Improved Browsable Displays for Online Subject Access.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates methods of compressing headings identified by MARC subfield codes to reduce the size of browsable displays. An argument is made for sorting subdivisions by a conceptual, rather than an alphabetical, approach to present efficient browsable displays and relieve the user of the burden of data organization. (14 references) (Author/CLB)

Massicotte, Mia

1988-01-01

376

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.

377

ESRI ArcGIS Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ArcGIS Online provides ArcGIS users with a set of foundation services that are deeply integrated with ArcGIS. As an ArcGIS user, you have immediate access to map services, task services, software developer kits (SDKs), and other content via the Web. ArcGIS Online services are available as standard, no-cost services for internal and noncommercial external use. ArcGIS Online Sharing is a central Web-based repository through which ArcGIS users can easily search and share GIS, maps, layers, and tools.

2011-07-14

378

News Discourse: The Paratextual Structure of News Texts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the paratextual structure of news texts, i.e., the headline system (superheadline, main headline, and subheadline) and the lead. In the first part of the paper T. A. van Dijk's interdisciplinary theory (1988) of "news in the press" is reviewed with special reference to the status and function assigned to the paratext. In the…

Frandsen, Finn

379

News Aware Volatility Forecasting: Is the Content of News Important?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The efficient market hypothesis states that the mar ket incorporates all available information to provide a n accurate valuation of the asset at any given time. However, most models for forecasting the return or volatility of assets completely disregard the arriv al of asset specific news (i.e., news which is directly r elevant to the asset). In this paper we

Calum Robertson; Shlomo Geva; Rodney Wolff

2007-01-01

380

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

381

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

382

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a review of science news stories reported in "Science News" during 1987. References each item to the volume and page number in which the subject was addressed. Contains references on astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, mathematics and computers, paleontology and anthropology, physics, science…

Science News, 1987

1987-01-01

383

What Turns Events into News?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The New York Times" is known for its slogan ''All the News That's Fit to Print.'' But how do gatekeepers decide which events meet this criterion? Although some individuals might believe that the news constitutes an undistorted reflection of the social reality, students in communication courses have the…

Tukachinsky, Riva

2013-01-01

384

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews important science news stories reported during 1984 in "Science News" magazine. These stories are in the categories of: anthropology and paleontology; behavior; biology; chemistry; computers; mathematics; earth science; the environment; medicine; physics; science and society; space sciences and astronomy; and technology. (JN)

Science News, 1984

1984-01-01

385

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

386

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews major science news stories of 1988 as reported in the pages of Science News. Covers the areas of anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, food science, mathematics and computers, paleobiology, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. (YP)

Science News, 1988

1988-01-01

387

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

388

Television News Exchanges in Asia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1984, a project was initiated in Asia under the sponsorship of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union that represents a major break-through in achieving a better balance in the collection, editing, and distribution of the world's news. This break-through was the Asiavision Satellite News Exchange, which has made it possible for many Asian…

Flournoy, Don M.

389

Global News VILLAGE: A Case Study Explication of Targeted Tutorial Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Global News VILLAGE (Virtual Information Literacy Learning and Growing Environment) is an online tutorial developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help undergraduates learn how to use the library to find current information about global events and issues. Supporting the interdisciplinary Global Studies curriculum, the…

Schmitz, Dawn M.; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke

2005-01-01

390

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

391

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

392

Environmental Conservation Online System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) is a gateway web site that provides access to data systems in the Endangered Species and Fisheries and Habitat Conservation program areas, as well as other FWS and Government data sources. ECOS provides a central point of access to assist FWS personnel in managing data and information as well as provide general public access to information from numerous FWS databases. ECOS allows users to view, query, and, in some cases, edit data. Some of the larger applications are: Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS), Habitat Tracking Information System (HabITS), Fish Passage Decision Support System (FPDSS), Contaminant Assessment Program (CAP), and Environmental Contaminants Data Management System (ECDMS). Mapping capabilities are also available, utilizing spatially referenced data in these databases. The general mapping utility, Geotract, is an interactive tool that includes data relevant to many service personnel and the public. Other specialized mapping tools are available for specific project and end-user needs.

393

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

394

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

395

Expanded Access  

MedlinePLUS

... appropriate. 4. Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Information and Pharmacology and Toxicology Information including a description of the ... requesting expanded access. Some companies establish a lottery system to determine which patients will have treatment access. ...

396

Accessibility Policy  

Cancer.gov

Accessibility The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is committed to providing access to all of its electronic materials, including this CD-ROM, to all individuals, including people with disabilities. To provide this information,

397

Access Control  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Slide show on Authentication (Who goes there?; Determine whether access is allowed; Authenticate human to machine; Authenticate machine to machine) and Authorization (Are you allowed to do that?; Once you have access, what can you do?; Enforces limits on actions)

Stamp, Mark

2009-02-24

398

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

399

Television News and the Miners' Strike.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis was performed on all of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Nine O'Clock News and ITV (Independent Television) News at Ten programs that were broadcast during Britain's year-long miners' strike--March 1984-March 1985--and a four-month sample of Channel 4 news to examine how television news covered a protracted story of…

Cumberbatch, Guy; And Others

400

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

401

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

402

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

403

Commenting on health: a framing analysis of user comments in response to health articles online.  

PubMed

Public health officials have continually urged journalists and other members of the news media to ease off health frames that focus on individuals and to instead promote broader societal frames. Although some scholarly research has reinforced these pleas, none has examined the interplay between frames of health news coverage and resulting public comments. The current online environment invites such an analysis, allowing news organizations to post articles online and the public to comment on those articles. Using a content analysis, this study reveals thematic frames in online health stories may drive down gain-oriented responses, while episodic frames may prompt the public to share more personal comments. Furthermore, the findings examine other textual factors-gain and loss frames and mobilizing information-that may be driving the volume and frames of user comments to health stories online. PMID:24446785

Holton, Avery; Lee, Nayeon; Coleman, Renita

2014-07-01

404

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

405

Optimization Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Optimization Online is one of the best sources for current research papers and reports on the topic of optimization. This repository receives numerous submissions each month, and papers can be browsed by data added or category. In addition to searching for articles on the site, visitors can also subscribe to the Optimization Online monthly digest and receive updates on all of the new titles and reports submitted during that month.

2008-05-19

406

Halloween Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The scariest night of the year is almost upon us, and this site will help users get into the proper "spirit." Halloween Online is simply put a massive Halloween resource, with decorating and costume tips; a guide to carving and displaying your pumpkins; a selection of featured articles and interviews; Halloween recipes; downloadable graphics ("Scream Savers") and music files; e-cards; online games; and a large collection of links, among other offerings.

407

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

408

Understanding massively open online courses.  

PubMed

Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are an innovative delivery system for educational offerings. MOOCs have been hailed with optimism for making education accessible to many, but at the same time, they have been criticized for poor participant completion rates. Nurse educators are considering whether and how to use MOOCs; this column explains MOOCs and their advantages and disadvantages for nurse educators. PMID:24494660

Billings, Diane M

2014-02-01

409

International Boundary News Database (IBRU)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at the University of Durham maintains the International Boundary News Database, which consists of more than 10,000 documents related to international boundaries, "including their delimitation, demarcation and management." The documents, spanning from 1991 to the present, are compiled from news sources worldwide. The database may be queried through a simple keyword search or via the Boundary Field, which retrieves all records associated with an international boundary. Searches yield summarized news items, generally one paragraph in length.

410

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

411

Student Characteristics That Predict Persistence in Community College Online Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 Control (1974), and a computer experience scale that was developed by the

Ivan L. Harrell II; Beverly L. Bower

2011-01-01

412

Part One--The Shift toward Online Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the first in a series of three papers about online pedagogy and educational practice as part of the JISE "Online Education Forum." This paper deals with the question: "Why is the shift toward online education happening?" This is a complex issue that involves questions of educational access, paradigms for teaching and learning, competition…

Dykman, Charlene A.; Davis, Charles K.

2008-01-01

413

Planning for Online Courses at Rural Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The delivery of courses and even complete degree programs online has become commonplace in higher education. As institutions seek to extend their reach and students demand more convenient access to the college curriculum, online offerings have increased at an accelerating rate. What has not kept pace with this expansion of online offerings is the…

Leist, Jay; Travis, Jon

2010-01-01

414

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

415

Web Accessibility and Accessibility Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that programs and services be accessible to people with disabilities. While schools of library and information science (SLIS*) and university libraries should model accessible Web sites, this may not be the case. This article examines previous studies about the Web accessibility of…

Green, Ravonne A.; Huprich, Julia

2009-01-01

416

Tech News Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) started life in 1893 as the Armour Institute, courtesy of funding from Philip Danforth, Sr. who gave $1 million to start a school that would offer courses in engineering, chemistry, architecture, and library science. In 1940, the school merged with the Lewis Institute and received its current name. This intriguing digital collection offers a look into the school's history via the Technology News, which has been the student newspaper since 1928. Visitors can browse past issues from that year up to the current day. The Features area is quite interesting, as it includes direct links to April Fools issues and topical coverage of swine flu outbreaks in 1976 and 2009. The April Fools issue from 1942 is quite a pip, as it includes articles titled "Surrealist Ginks Gab" and "Tennis Toddlers Tersely Terrorize Tirty-Tird Toughs."

2011-01-01

417

Fishery Market News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Curious about the economics behind fishing or how fish prices have changed since the 1930s? The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offers this Website to track the pulse of the fish market, by observing, recording, and reporting current market conditions. In addition to the daily/ weekly pricing reports from markets in Boston, Long Beach, New Orleans, New York, and Seattle, the Fishery Market News Website posts annual summaries of fish prices for several specific fisheries (cod, foreign fisheries), seafood types (clam, cod, crab, croaker, flounder, lobster, pollock, squid, swordfish, or whiting), and fish markets (Fultin Fish Market and New York Frozen). A no-frills site with "just the facts, please," this is an excellent resource for researchers.

418

CSCMP University (Online Courses)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSCMP University offers a selection of online self-study courses for the supply chain professional. The selection of courses, offered in conjunction with Accenture's Supply Chain Academy, provides access to content created by leading supply chain thought leaders from across the globe. Course titles include: Basic Inventory Concepts, Basic Retail Replenishment and Forecasting Statistics & Probability, Buying Services (Statement of Work), Capacity Management, Cost/Price Minimization: Total Cost of Ownership, Cost/Price Minimization: Value Analysis/Value Engineering, Effective Supply: Evaluating Potential Suppliers, Effective Supply: Identifying Requirements, Effective Supply: Sourcing, Effective Supply: Supplier Selection, Efficient Supply Systems: Supplier Measurement Systems, Elements of Product Design, Financial Fundamentals, Fulfillment Fundamentals: Introduction, Fundamentals of Service Management, Labor Scheduling, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Measuring Forecast Error & Variability, MRP & Dependent Demand, Optimum Quality: Quality Improvement Methods, Optimum Quality: Supplier Site Visits, Physical Inventory Control and more. A test course is available to take for free online, but users must register first.

2010-07-29

419

Are On-Line Data Bases in Your Library's Future?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Today there are over 900 on-line data banks available for public access. Most microcomputers can use them through the aid of a modem and communication program. Major public information utilities that offer access to these on-line data bases are growing and expanding. The Source, a data base utility…

Deacon, Jim

1983-01-01

420

An Expert System Approach to Online Catalog Subject Searching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews methods to improve online catalogs for subject searching and describes the design of an expert system front-end to improve subject access in online public access catalogs that focuses on search strategies. Implementation of a prototype system at the National University of Singapore is described, and reformulation strategies are discussed.…

Khoo, Christopher S. G.; Poo, Danny C. C.

1994-01-01

421

External Resource: In The News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since the launch of the SOHO spacecraft, there have been numerous news articles highlighting discoveries about the Sun. This activity will gives students the opportunity to learn about those discoveries and to explore the unique challenges that humans fac

1900-01-01

422

National Cancer Institute News Center  

MedlinePLUS

... researchers find that a molecule is linked to aggressive pancreatic cancer NCI Cancer Center News (Posted: 05/ ... during childhood. Study in mice shows that an aggressive type of breast cancer is linked to an ...

423

Of conspiracies and kangas: Mail & Guardian Online’s construction of the Jacob Zuma rape trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

This textual analysis considers how one of South Africa’s elite news media constructed the rape trial of Jacob Zuma, the nation’s former deputy president, who was charged with raping an HIV-positive family friend. The Mail & Guardian Online ’s representation of the case engaged with some of South Africa’s most pressing issues during 2005—2006: political succession, women’s status, treatment of

Nancy Worthington

2010-01-01

424

Open Access and Civic Scientific Information Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: We examine how residents and citizens of The Netherlands perceive open access to acquire preliminary insight into the role it might play in cultivating civic scientific literacy. Open access refers to scientific or scholarly research literature available on the Web to scholars and the general public in free online journals and…

Zuccala, Alesia

2010-01-01

425

Towards an Accessible Learning Management System  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most consistent problems with modern learning management systems is their failure to comply with international standards for accessibility. Accessibility guidelines ensure that students can use educational websites, regardless of physical disability. When compliance is not met, students with disabilities may be excluded from online learning. This is a problem, not only because of the clear moral obligation

Tristan Kalnins-Cole; Dorian Peters

2006-01-01

426

Open access to the scientific journal literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: None of the advantages of traditional scientific journals need be sacrificed in order to provide free online access to scientific journal articles. Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings.

Peter Suber

2002-01-01

427

National Instruments: Online Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Instruments hosts this collection of free technical tutorials covering a variety of subjects. While some of the tutorials are specific to the company's products, most can be applied to general theory and practices related to engineering. People who are learning about signal processing will find the section on frequency domain measurements to be very insightful. It explains topics such as the power spectrum and the fast Fourier transform. Another tutorial describes image processing methods. A free online registration is required to access the tutorials.

428

Nuclear data online  

SciTech Connect

The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) Online Data Service, available since 1986, is continually being upgraded and expanded. Most files are now available for access through the World Wide Web. Bibliographic, experimental, and evaluated data files are available containing information no neutron, charged-particle, and photon-induced nuclear reaction data, as well as nuclear decay and nuclear structure information. An effort is being made through the world-wide Nuclear Reaction Data Centers collaboration to make the charged-particle reaction data libraries as complete as possible. The data may be downloaded or viewed both as plots or as tabulated data. A variety of output formats are available for most files.

McLane, V.

1997-12-31

429

Democracy Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project arose from a master's thesis by Wijbrand Pieter De Jager in Change Management from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and mirrors a sister website in Dutch. The author asks whether the Internet can "build a new kind of politics" and offers a "a space of play" to explore these issues. To this end, the website includes e-democracy news, links and resources from all over the world, and a link to worldvotes.org, which allows people worldwide to cast their votes on the forthcoming U.S. Presidential Election because it "directly influences the life of citizens around the world."

De Jager, Wijbrand P.

430

PBS Online NewsHour: Hubble and Webb Telescopes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the Hubble Space Telescope and the next generation of orbiting observatories. Includes interactive on orbiting telescopes, slide show of Hubble images, and reports on the debate over keeping Hubble operating and over coloring its images. The main story and some of the archived stories are available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

431

PBS Online NewsHour: Studying Space Storms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the NASA-sponsored THEMIS mission (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms), which enlisted the help of Alaska high-school students and teachers to learn more about the aurora borealis; accompanied by instructional materials. Includes a slide show with audio narration explaining the project, Q-and-A with a mission scientist, and worksheet questions. Main story is available as RealAudio as well as text.

432

PBS Online NewsHour: Science of Aging  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the discovery of so-called anti-aging genes in animals. Includes a Q-and-A with researchers and extended interviews. Main story available in streaming video, RealAudio as well as text.

433

News from Online: Cleaning Up--Soap, Detergent, and More.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a guide to web resources on cleaning and hygiene. Answers the questions, What do you want to clean--your hair? your carpet? your rusty lawn furniture? Develops special products for different tasks. Focuses on products to use and the environmental impact of our choices. (MM)

Judd, Carolyn Sweeney

2002-01-01

434

PBS Online NewsHour: Adult Stem Cells  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the potential health effects of adult stem cell therapies, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan on the debate over using stem cells, Q-and-A with researchers, stories on stem cell use, and links to related PBS resources. Main story is available in streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

435

News from Online: Digging up Earth Day Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The soil science and soil chemistry is incorporated into teaching materials for earth day and beyond. It revealed some of the chemical properties of the soil through color and texture and the chemical processes relevant to soils abound, including the carbon and nitrogen cycles in the soil, acidification of soils through acid deposition, leaching…

Coldwell, Bernadette A.

2006-01-01

436

Examining the Perceived Credibility of Online Opinions: Information Adoption in the Online Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The internet has revolutionized the way people and consumers share and acquire knowledge. Web-based technologies have created numerous opportunities for electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) communication and online interpersonal influence. This phenomenon impacts online retailers as this easily accessible information could greatly affect the online consumption decision. It is worthwhile to examine the extent to which opinion seekers are willing to accept

Neil Rabjohn; Christy M. K. Cheung; Matthew K. O. Lee

2008-01-01

437

Conservation Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started as a germ of an idea back in 1987 (on a real, live bulletin board, as opposed to an electronic one), Conservation Online (CoOL) has been providing online resources for conservation professionals since 1993. As its website announces, it is a "full text library of conservation information," covering a wide array of topics ranging from digital imaging to reprographics, and quite a bit of material in between. By clicking on any given topic, visitors will receive a brief overview of the subject, its terminology, and then a list of general online resources for consideration. Another nice feature of the site is the mailing list archive, which contain the archives of various queries submitted to different professional conservation groups, such as the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the Textiles Conservation Discussion List, and the Conservation Framer's Mailing List. The site is rounded out by a timeline that traces the CoOL's history from the summer of 1987 to July 2003.

438

Graduate Business Students Perceptions of Online Learning: A Five Year Comparison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared graduate business students' access to online graduate programs and their perceptions relating to online learning over a five-year period. Student input was provided during 2001 and 2006. Students in 2006 had greater access to entire graduate programs being offered online than did the 2001 students. The students in 2006 felt…

Perreault, Heidi; Waldman, Lila; Alexander, Melody; Zhao, Jensen

2008-01-01

439

Preparing for the Use of Classification in Online Cataloging Systems and in Online Catalogs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents overview of library classification and automation (1940-84), including use of Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification in online cataloging systems. Highlights include classification number access in existing online catalogs, functions of classification records, specifications for authority file records, and the nature of…

Cochrane, Pauline A.; Markey, Karen

1985-01-01

440

Preservation Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has received a number of awards for its magazine, Preservation, and their online version is well worth a look. The site is quite nice, and it contains brief profiles of current preservation stories written especially for this website. Recent stories have included profiles of neon signs in Los Angeles, brewery renovations in Milwaukee, and a list of the ten most endangered Civil War battlefields. The site is rounded out by an online archive which allows visitors to search back issues from 1992 to 2006.

441

Religion Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Religion Online is an extensive digital library of over 250 book chapters, monographs, speeches, and articles on the socio-cultural aspects of Christianity. The texts, written by religious scholars, are arranged into twenty subject sections, such as Church and Society, Church History, Comparative Religion, and Sociology of Religion, among many others. Each section contains an annotated list of titles linking users to the full-text. All texts in the collection reside at the site. An author index provides users with an alternative method for document retrieval. Religion Online is compiled by William F. Fore, a retired professor of theology, communications, and cultural studies.

442

Story-related caption detection and localization in news video  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose a method to detect and localize story-related subject captions in news video. Most caption detection and localization algorithms attempt to detect as many captions as possible; however, a news picture may contain many types of captions that are unrelated to the story. To facilitate fast and accurate access to news video content, a method for detecting and localizing the story-related caption is necessary. This paper addresses two problems in texture-based caption detection and localization: the time-consuming computation of features, and the clutter of caption detection results. We address these problems by first identifying the subject caption region based on the frequency of text occurrence. Then, we detect the subject caption frame as it first appears onscreen. Finally, the texture-based caption localization procedure is performed on the subject caption region in subject captions' beginning frames. Using this method decreases the computation time significantly. Additionally, the unrelated types of text are also filtered out, and only the subject caption is detected and localized. Experimental results show that the proposed method can quickly and robustly detect subject captions from news video.

Lee, Chien-Cheng; Shih, Cheng-Yuan; Huang, Hao-Ming

2009-03-01

443

Access Denied  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building access control (BAC)--a catchall phrase to describe the systems that control access to facilities across campus--has traditionally been handled with remarkably low-tech solutions: (1) manual locks; (2) electronic locks; and (3) ID cards with magnetic strips. Recent improvements have included smart cards and keyless solutions that make use…

Villano, Matt

2008-01-01

444

WTO Accession, \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates the impact of China's WTO accession on trade and economic relation across the Taiwan Strait and its implications for rest of the world by a recursive dynamic, 17-region, 25- sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model according to actual market access commitments that China and Taiwan have made in their final official WTO offers. The simulation results shown

Zhi Wang

445

NN-Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NN-Online provides a source for the physics community to access the work of current and former members of the Theoretical High Energy Physics Group of the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The work found here emphasizes the baryon-baryon interaction, including the nucleon-nucleon interaction, hyperon-nucleon interaction, antinucleon-nucleon interaction and pion-nucleon interaction. Researchers can use the interactive capabilities of the site to "instantaneously calculate and plot phaseshifts, scattering amplitudes and observables for several models of the NN interaction." They can also access the world database of low and intermediate energy nucleon-nucleon scattering data. Other features include an interactive Hyperion-Nucleon data page and an E-prints archive containing downloadable papers from 1970 through 1999 (.txt, .ps, .pdf).

446

Optical Access Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Call for Papers: Optical Access Networks

Guest Editors Jun Zheng, University of Ottawa Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Submission Deadline: 1 June 2005

Background

With the wide deployment of fiber-optic technology over the past two decades, we have witnessed a tremendous growth of bandwidth capacity in the backbone networks of today's telecommunications infrastructure. However, access networks, which cover the "last-mile" areas and serve numerous residential and small business users, have not been scaled up commensurately. The local subscriber lines for telephone and cable television are still using twisted pairs and coaxial cables. Most residential connections to the Internet are still through dial-up modems operating at a low speed on twisted pairs. As the demand for access bandwidth increases with emerging high-bandwidth applications, such as distance learning, high-definition television (HDTV), and video on demand (VoD), the last-mile access networks have become a bandwidth bottleneck in today's telecommunications infrastructure. To ease this bottleneck, it is imperative to provide sufficient bandwidth capacity in the access networks to open the bottleneck and thus present more opportunities for the provisioning of multiservices. Optical access solutions promise huge bandwidth to service providers and low-cost high-bandwidth services to end users and are therefore widely considered the technology of choice for next-generation access networks. To realize the vision of optical access networks, however, many key issues still need to be addressed, such as network architectures, signaling protocols, and implementation standards. The major challenges lie in the fact that an optical solution must be not only robust, scalable, and flexible, but also implemented at a low cost comparable to that of existing access solutions in order to increase the economic viability of many potential high-bandwidth applications. In recent years, optical access networks have been receiving tremendous attention from both academia and industry. A large number of research activities have been carried out or are now underway this hot area. The purpose of this feature issue is to expose the networking community to the latest research breakthroughs and progresses in the area of optical access networks.

Scope of Contributions

This feature issue aims to present a collection of papers that focus on the state-of-the-art research in various networking aspects of optical access networks. Original papers are solicited from all researchers involved in area of optical access networks. Topics of interest include but not limited to:
  • Optical access network architectures and protocols
  • Passive optical networks (BPON, EPON, GPON, etc.)
  • Active optical networks
  • Multiple access control
  • Multiservices and QoS provisioning
  • Network survivability
  • Field trials and standards
  • Performance modeling and analysis

Manuscript Submission

To submit to this special issue, follow the normal procedure for submission to JON, indicating ``Optical Access Networks feature' in the ``Comments' field of the online submission form. For all other questions relating to this feature issue, please send an e-mail to jon@osa.org, subject line ``Optical Access Networks' Additional information can be found on the JON website: http://www.osa-jon.org/submission/. Submission Deadline: 1 June 2005

Zheng, Jun; Ansari, Nirwan

2005-01-01

447

Discovery Channel: Earth News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Discovery Channel website features a large assortment of fascinating information about the physical environment of the earth. The website's live cam shows images of Mexico's Popocatepetl, one the most active volcanoes. Visitors can observe the big craters created on the earth by past meteors while students can create their own earthquake. And, users can find daily pictures and journal writings from a team of Mt. Everest climbers. With so many online earth adventures and activities, everyone should visit this fun and exciting website.

448

Anglicans Online!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Anglicans Online! has grown to be a comprehensive source of information for the world's Episcopal/Anglican church on the Internet. Topics offered are the Newsroom, Canada, USA, World, and Resources including reference links, biblical study. Ecumenical partners, and a listing of Discussion mailing lists and newsgroups are also provided.

449

Biology Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Biology Online provides a dictionary of biological terms, tutorials, and biology-related links categorized into dozens of subfields. The tutorials cover the following topics: adaptation, cell biology, developmental biology, freshwater ecology, genetics and evolution, neurology, regulation in biological systems, and the origin and evolution of life.

Lees, Richard

450

Online 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the co-existence of online and CD-ROM technologies in terms of their existing pricing structures, marketing strategies, functionality, and future roles. "Fixed Price Unlimited Usage" (FPUU) pricing and flat-rate pricing are discussed as viable alternatives to current pricing practices. In addition, it is argued that the…

Goldstein, Morris

451

News and Views.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of articles discusses such topics as why the SAT is a poor predictor of black college student graduation rates; the sudden nationwide decline in black faculty; the power of higher education to close the black-white income gap; Internet access to case files of slaves who sued for their freedom; the racial shortfall in counselors for…

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 2003

2003-01-01

452

Enhancing News Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A revolution in media has sparked an explosion of information, thanks largely to the Internet. Despite the apparent gains in diversity of perspective and ease of access to information, the concern over the reliability of sources extends particularly to youth consumers and their ability to decipher the truth amidst this vast array of media…

Quinn, Lena Consolini

2009-01-01

453

Accessibility, transcription, and access everywhere  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accessibility in the workplace and in academic settings has increased dramatically for users with disabilities, driven by greater awareness, legislative mandate, and technological improvements. Gaps, however, remain. For persons who are deaf and hard of hearing in particular, full participation requires complete access to audio materials, both for live settings and for prerecorded audio and visual information. Even for users

Keith Bain; Sara H. Basson; Alexander Faisman; Dimitri Kanevsky

2005-01-01

454

Teaching Creative Writing Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses experiences of teaching a Masters degree in Creative Writing online with WebCT Software. Discussion is set out as follows: course structure, how the course runs online, initial concerns when adapting the course to run online, Salmon's five-stage model for teaching and learning online, disadvantages of teaching online and advantages of teaching online. The paper concludes with further

Heather Beck

2004-01-01

455

Oxford English Dictionary Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On Tuesday, the Oxford University Press placed the world's most famous dictionary, the OED, on the Web. Individual and institutional subscribers will now have online access to what is indisputably the most authoritative and historical dictionary of the English language. In addition, the editors have announced plans to use the online version for the first comprehensive revision of the twenty-volume work (in regular-size print, plus three supplemental volumes) since the completion of the first edition's publication in 1928. Quarterly updates of the dictionary will involve adding new words and updating all 250,000 of the entries in the current version. The online edition allows users to conduct word or phrase searches, including proximity searches, of the full text or selected portions, such as etymologies, quotations, definitions, etc. -- searches that are functionally difficult or impossible in the print edition. The Web version will also have such additional features as links to scholarship about the dictionary, a "Word of the Day," opportunities for readers to provide lexicographical input to the ongoing revision, and more. But this marvel doesn't come cheap. Individual subscriptions are $550 per year; institutions will be charged $795 per annum. A free tour of the dictionary is available for prospective buyers who wish to kick the tires. We suspect this will be a must-have for academic institutions and larger public libraries, but individuals without a large cache of discretionary funds will just have to keep squinting at that little print.

456

Multiple issue publics in the high-choice media environment: media use, online activity, and political knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role of membership in multiple issue publics by understanding its relationship to media use, online activity, and political knowledge. Using data from Taiwan's 2008 Social Change Survey, the study shows that members of multiple issue publics was positively associated with television watching, political talk show watching, and online news reading. In addition, they were found to

Hsuan-Ting Chen

2012-01-01

457

Research News and Highlights 2012 Archive  

Cancer.gov

January 24, 2012 Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations survive ovarian cancer at higher rates than those without mutations « Previous 1 2 3 Print This Page Research News and Highlights 2012 ArchiveRSS News & Events

458

Society for the History of Psychology news.  

PubMed

Provides recent news for the Society for the History of Psychology. Brief descriptions of recent publications, conference news, and featured books are included. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:24818746

2014-05-01

459

In the News: Current Events Websites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews Web sites for current events news that are appropriate for students of various ages. Discusses the possibilities for second language learning and curriculum connections and lists television sites, news magazines, classroom magazines, newspapers, and lesson plans. (LRW)

Byerly, Greg; Brodie, Carolyn S.

2002-01-01

460

Online Training for Searching Online.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper focuses on the casual user's needs and problems in learning to search online retrieval systems. Such users are inclined to infrequent use, and are unlikely to have much interest or knowledge about the complexities of the system. The TRAINER pro...

E. Caruso

1978-01-01

461

Survey Shows Security and Privacy Remain Major Concerns for Online Shoppers  

NSF Publications Database

... has declined. More than 80 percent of children go online at home and nearly 75 percent go online at ... access at home has not affected their children's grades. Most Internet users report that their ...

462

News and Events  

Cancer.gov

April 30, 2014 The ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling (SMC) ChallengeThe SMC Challenge is an open, crowd-sourced initiative to identify the most accurate and robust methods for detecting cancer-associated mutations. March 12, 2014 The Center for Cancer Genomics Data Portal LaunchesThe new Data Portal for the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) will serve as the access point for data generated by CCG programs, collaborations or member offices.

463

Science @NASA Headline News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This repository of journal articles is the combined effort of the Science@NASA team and the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. The articles cover a broad range of NASA discoveries and develop "citizen science" opportunities for readers, while still producing old favorites such as Apollo Chronicles and "looking up" stories about backyard astronomy events.These articles are dated from 1996 to present and can be accessed via keyword search.

464

International Adoption News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Adopting children from other countries around the world can be a rewarding, albeit challenging, opportunity, and some people may feel a bit overwhelmed by starting the process. This website is designed to deal with international adoption issues, and is produced by Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider, who herself is a single mom of a young girl adopted from Vietnam. The site itself is divided into sections that offer articles on international adoption, creating a multicultural family, and an area where visitors can have online discussions and submit questions. In the multicultural family section, visitors can learn how many families are adopting transracially, along with providing information about groups and organizations that provide both community and support for families adopting internationally. The site is rounded out by a resource area that contains detailed information on obtaining financial assistance for adoption and international adoption newsgroups.

465

Anytime clustering of high frequency news streams  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a large scale system for clustering a stream of news articles that was developed as part of the Geospace & Media Tool (GMT). The GMT integrates the news feed with geospatial, census, and human network information to provide a research tool for members of Congress and their staffs. News articles covering the same event are summarized for the

Fabian Moerchen; Klaus Brinker; Claus Neubauer

2007-01-01

466

Making the News: Jobs in TV Journalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What do TV news workers do each day? For many of them, contributing to daily news broadcasts has changed greatly over the years. This evolution will likely continue for years to come. And more changes to news production are expected, according to Tom Weir, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass…

Csorny, Lauren

2009-01-01

467

Framing analysis: An approach to news discourse  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the American political process, news discourse concerning public policy issues is carefully constructed. This occurs in part because both politicians and interest groups take an increasingly proactive approach to amplify their views of what an issue is about However, news media also play an active role in framing public policy issues. Thus, in this article, news discourse is conceived

Zhongdang Pan; Gerald M. Kosicki

1993-01-01

468

AAPT News Archive (eNNOUNCER)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web archive contains news, deadlines, updates, and information about the AAPT. The AAPT NEWS is published monthly through the AAPT web site. Each issue appears on or about the 15th of each month. It also features recent news from the worlds of physics and teaching, current promotions and programs, and more.

2007-02-05

469

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Research News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For breaking news of interest to the medical research community, see this news metasite from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From enzymes to viral infections, or RNA to muscle fibers, this page serves up all the medical research news that's fit to print.

470

"...And Now A Story about Today's News."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The news media plays an important role in shaping opinions about the character of American society. Through the news, people learn about the prevalence of human benevolence or malevolence. The author conducted several tests to evaluate the effects of news on individuals of various ages and backgrounds. Experimental groups were told that they would…

Hornstein, Harvey A.

471

Researching Media Convergence and Crossmedia News Production  

Microsoft Academic Search

Digitization of production has facilitated changes in the organization and practices of journalism. Technological convergence, media convergence and organizational conver- gence have helped change the way in which news is made. A substantial amount of research has been done on news production in general, and television news in particular. However, little research has been done specifically on the production context

IVAR JOHN ERDAL

472

Network Evening News Coverage of Environmental Risk.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on ABC, NBC, and CBS's evening news broadcasts from January 1984 through February 1986, a study examined network news coverage of environmental risk--defined as manmade chemical, biological, and physical agents that create risk in the indoor, outdoor, and occupational environments. Using the Vanderbilt University "Television News Index…

Greenberg, Michael R.; And Others

473

MedlinePlus FAQ: News Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... Videos & Cool Tools ESPAÑOL Question: I saw a news article on MedlinePlus but now I can't ... this page, please enable JavaScript. Answer: The health news page displays the most recent news. MedlinePlus displays ...

474

An Economic Theory of News Selection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years, journalists, social scientists, and government commissions have defined news in a variety of ways, but their definitions consistently lack the notion that, above all, news is a commodity and must sell. Within the journalism profession, and particularly in television news, the potential for conflict between a media corporation's…

McManus, John

475

Physiology Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Physiology Online, the electronic information service of the Physiological Society, provides information about its three journals: Journal of Physiology, Proceedings of the Physiological Society, and Experimental Physiology. Also included are selected abstracts, as well as information about recent monographs, job listings (mostly in the U.K.), information about Society grants, a physiology file and software archive for both PC and Mac platforms, pointers to other physiology resources on the Internet, and a listing of upcoming meetings and conferences within the field.

1994-01-01

476

Writers Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of the National Year of Reading effort in the UK (spearheaded by the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and literacy), Writers Online is aimed at piquing younger readers' interests. The site features interviews with popular children's writers as well as "writer-in-residence" workshops. Visitors to the site can try their hand at creative writing, learn tricks of the trade, and get personal feedback from their favorite authors.

1998-01-01

477

Open Studio: The Arts Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Open Studio: The Arts Online, an extensive network of technology training resources, provides artists and nonprofit arts organizations with Web-based tools and models to enhance online publication, communication, and creative expression. Recently relaunched by the Benton Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Open Studio Website features a directory of connections to regional training and public access sites nationwide. In addition, the Website includes a Toolkit, Digital Canvas, and moderated discussion lists. The Toolkit offers a collection of online training curricula, tutorials, and materials. Digital Canvas is a new electronic magazine devoted to communication technology and the arts. And in the Join the Discussion section, several public fora permit participants to share "lessons learned and best practices" related to the use of the Internet in an artistic, educational environment. Note: users must establish a free user ID and password to participate in the discussions.

1999-01-01

478

Role-Based Access Control  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this module is to teach the concept of Role-Based Access Control to chemical engineering students in a senior capstone course. This module makes use of anchored learning and the legacy cycle in particular as a pedagogical tool to engage students in learning. The module approaches Role-Based Access Control from an analytical and design perspective and asks students to consider the subject from both of these standpoints. Assessment can be performed by examining the students' notes and responses to questions. The entire module is available online and is implemented using CAPE interactive web software and the eLMS learning platform.

Lee, Christina

2009-02-17

479

Policy and Funding Frameworks for Online Learning. Promising Practices in Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In at least 44 states across the country, students are logging in to learn at all times of the day and night--accessing courses they might otherwise be unable to take, interacting with students they might otherwise never know, and working with highly qualified teachers they otherwise could not access. In these and countless other ways, online

Watson, John; Gemin, Butch

2009-01-01

480

Uncovering Information: Subject Access to Information in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 16 articles in this theme issue focus on ways in which libraries provide subject access to their collections in a fast-changing technological environment: (1) "Uncovering Information" (Neal K. Kaske and Peter Paulson); (2) "The New York State Library's Evolving Public Access Catalog" (Alexandria Wolff and Jean Hargrave); (3) "Online Access to…

The Bookmark, 1989

1989-01-01

481

Seeking health information online: does Wikipedia matter?  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE To determine the significance of the English Wikipedia as a source of online health information. DESIGN The authors measured Wikipedia's ranking on general Internet search engines by entering keywords from MedlinePlus, NHS Direct Online, and the National Organization of Rare Diseases as queries into search engine optimization software. We assessed whether article quality influenced this ranking. The authors tested whether traffic to Wikipedia coincided with epidemiological trends and news of emerging health concerns, and how it compares to MedlinePlus. MEASUREMENTS Cumulative incidence and average position of Wikipedia compared to other Web sites among the first 20 results on general Internet search engines (Google, Google UK, Yahoo, and MSN, and page view statistics for selected Wikipedia articles and MedlinePlus pages. RESULTS Wikipedia ranked among the first ten results in 71-85% of search engines and keywords tested. Wikipedia surpassed MedlinePlus and NHS Direct Online (except for queries from the latter on Google UK), and ranked higher with quality articles. Wikipedia ranked highest for rare diseases, although its incidence in several categories decreased. Page views increased parallel to the occurrence of 20 seasonal disorders and news of three emerging health concerns. Wikipedia articles were viewed more often than MedlinePlus Topic (p = 0.001) but for MedlinePlus Encyclopedia pages, the trend was not significant (p = 0.07-0.10). CONCLUSIONS Based on its search engine ranking and page view statistics, the English Wikipedia is a prominent source of online health information compared to the other online health information providers studied. PMID:19390105

Laurent, Michaël R; Vickers, Tim J

2009-01-01

482

Seeking Health Information Online: Does Wikipedia Matter?  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine the significance of the English Wikipedia as a source of online health information. Design The authors measured Wikipedia's ranking on general Internet search engines by entering keywords from MedlinePlus, NHS Direct Online, and the National Organization of Rare Diseases as queries into search engine optimization software. We assessed whether article quality influenced this ranking. The authors tested whether traffic to Wikipedia coincided with epidemiological trends and news of emerging health concerns, and how it compares to MedlinePlus. Measurements Cumulative incidence and average position of Wikipedia® compared to other Web sites among the first 20 results on general Internet search engines (Google®, Google UK®, Yahoo®, and MSN®), and page view statistics for selected Wikipedia articles and MedlinePlus pages. Results Wikipedia ranked among the first ten results in 71–85% of search engines and keywords tested. Wikipedia surpassed MedlinePlus and NHS Direct Online (except for queries from the latter on Google UK), and ranked higher with quality articles. Wikipedia ranked highest for rare diseases, although its incidence in several categories decreased. Page views increased parallel to the occurrence of 20 seasonal disorders and news of three emerging health concerns. Wikipedia articles were viewed more often than MedlinePlus Topic (p = 0.001) but for MedlinePlus Encyclopedia pages, the trend was not significant (p = 0.07–0.10). Conclusions Based on its search engine ranking and page view statistics, the English Wikipedia is a prominent source of online health information compared to the other online health information providers studied.

Laurent, Michael R.; Vickers, Tim J.

2009-01-01

483

New project brings more of the Dead Sea Scrolls online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dead Sea Scrolls come to life on the Webhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20112167-76/dead-sea-scrolls-come-to-life-on-the-web/Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online In Israel Museum Project With Googlehttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-26/dead-sea-scrolls-go-online-as-google-joins-israel-museum-to-help-scholars.htmlGoogle's Dead Sea Scrolls Project: Why Putting Parchment & Papyrus in the Cloud Matters to Civilizationhttp://www.wired.com/cloudline/2011/09/googles-dead-sea-scrolls-project-why-putting-parchment-papyrus-in-the-cloud-matters-to-civilization/The Digital Dead Sea Scrollshttp://dss.collections.imj.org.il/Educational Site: Dead Sea Scrollshttp://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/Dead Sea Scrollshttp://www.deadseascrolls.org/Site/index.phpThis Monday, the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls went online. With support from Google and the Israel Museum, five of the eight Dead Sea Scrolls were digitized and placed online as part of a project that was unveiled this week. The rather novel project makes entire scrolls accessible and visitors can zoom into the text and read complete translations in English. When asked about the project, museum director James Snyder remarked, "This gives you a way to understand the beginning of biblical history. Nothing could be more important." The scrolls were originally found in caves along the shore of the Dead Sea in the 1940s and 1950s, and since 1965, most of the scrolls have been housed at the Israel Museum. Google's chief of research and design in Israel, Yossi Matias, commented, "The opportunity is amazing here for culture and heritage information." Needless to say, scholars are excited as well about these new developments. Writing for one of Wired's blogs, Jon Stokes noted, "I'm more optimistic than ever before that textual scholarship will soon be empowered to return directly to the primary sources, and to generate a new wave of new-from-the-ground-up tools and methods of the kind that hasn't been seen since the 19th century." The first link will take visitors to a piece from CNET's Lance Whitney writing about the recent digitization project involving the Dead Sea Scrolls. The second link will lead interested parties to an article from Bloomberg.com from this Monday about the details of the project. Moving along, the third link leads to the post on Wired's "Cloudline" blog, which talks about the important ramifications of this digital project for scholars. The fourth link will whisk users away to the homepage for the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project. Here visitors can view the different scrolls and also take a look at some scholarly interpretations of these unique documents. The fifth link leads to a page created by the West Semitic Research Project fellows at the University of Southern California. Here visitors can read different translations of the scrolls and also read a list of books about the scrolls. The final link will take visitors to a great site on the scrolls created by Professor Peter Flint, who has spent a lifetime studying these documents. Visitors to the site can read an introductory essay on the scrolls, watch videos on the science behind understanding the scrolls, and learn about some of Professor Flint's research.

Grinnell, Max

2011-09-30

484

Accessing Space Weather Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To meet the needs of our technology based society, space weather forecasting needs to be advanced and this will entail collaboration amongst research, military and commercial communities to find new ways to understand, characterize, and forecast. In this presentation VITMO, the Virtual Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere Observatory will be used as a prototype for a generalized system as a means to bring together a set of tools to access data, models and online collaboration tools to enable rapid progress. VITMO, available at http://vitmo.jhuapl.edu/, currently provides a data access portal for researchers and scientists to enable finding data products as well as access to tools and models. To further the needs of space weather forecasters, the existing VITMO data holdings need to be expanded to provide additional datasets as well as integrating relevant models and model output. VITMO can easily be adapted for the Space Weather domain in its entirety. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how VITMO and the VITMO architecture can be utilized as a prototype in support of integration of Space Weather forecasting tools, models and data.

Morrison, D.; Weiss, M.; Immer, E. A.; Patrone, D.; Potter, M.; Barnes, R. J.; Colclough, C.; Holder, R.

2009-12-01

485

Pew Research Journalism Project: Twitter News Consumers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do adults get their news? Based on a recent study from the Pew Research Journalism Project, approximately 8 percent of all adults in the United States get their news through Twitter. It's an interesting finding amidst many in this report sponsored via a collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The report looks at a wide range of topics, including analysis of conversations on Twitter around major news events, exploring how people discuss major issues via this particular form of social media. Interestingly enough, the report notes that the majority of those polled (85 percent) get news at least sometimes on mobile devices and that Twitter news consumers are younger and more educated that both the overall population and Facebook news consumers. Visitors can read the complete report here and also peruse additional reports such as "News Coverage Conveys Strong Momentum for Same-Sex Marriage" and "Twitter and the Campaign."

Guskin, Emily; Mitchell, Amy S.

2013-11-04

486

2002 Industry Studies: News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

American journalism is in the midst of a transition unlike any it has experienced in the 225-year history of the republic. The news industry today is facing the proliferation of distribution of outlets, fragmentation and shifting demographics of the audie...

P. Alfieri G. Bender G. Clark J. W. Coleman C. Dellas

2002-01-01

487

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a review of important science news stories of 1990 as reported in the pages of this journal. Areas covered include anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computers and math, earth sciences, environment, food science, materials science, paleobiology, physics, science and society, and space sciences. (CW)

Science News, 1990

1990-01-01

488

NABE News, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the 2000-2001 issues of the "NABE News," a magazine about bilingual education. The theme of each issue is: (1) "Back to School: Anti-Bilingual Ballot Initiatives To Affect Thousands of LEP Students"; (2) "Serving Emerging Populations: School Districts Re-Tool To Respond to New Students' Needs"; (3) "NABE Celebrates 25 Years…

Sosa, Alicia, Ed.

2001-01-01

489

Online organic chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a comprehensive study of the many facets of an entirely online organic chemistry course. Online homework with structure-drawing capabilities was found to be more effective than written homework. Online lecture was found to be just as effective as in-person lecture, and students prefer an online lecture format with shorter Webcasts. Online office hours were found to be effective,

Philip A. Janowicz

2010-01-01

490

Online Organic Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a comprehensive study of the many facets of an entirely online organic chemistry course. Online homework with structure-drawing capabilities was found to be more effective than written homework. Online lecture was found to be just as effective as in-person lecture, and students prefer an online lecture format with shorter Webcasts. Online

Janowicz, Philip A.

2010-01-01

491

Expanding Access  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is no question that the United States lags behind most industrialized nations in consumer access to broadband Internet service. For many policy makers and activists, this shortfall marks the latest phase in the struggle to overcome the digital divide. To remedy this lack of broadband affordability and availability, one start-up firm--with…

Roach, Ronald

2007-01-01

492

WTO Accession, \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates the impact of China's WTO accession on trade and economic relation across the Taiwan Strait and its implications for rest of the world by a recursive dynamic, 17-region, 25- sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model with import embodied technology transfer, trade policy induced total factor productivity (TFP) growth, and explicit treatment of TRQ of agricultural products. The

Zhi Wang

493

Market Access  

Microsoft Academic Search

The negotiation of improved market access in agriculture is crucial to the success of the Doha Round. The depth of tariff cuts will be the main indication of the level of ambition of the agricultural talks and hence the Round as a whole. Agricultural tariffs remain five times higher than tariffs in industrial goods, and account for the bulk of

Mario Jales; Timothy E. Josling; Andre Meloni Nassar; M. Ann Tutwiler

2005-01-01

494

Kidsource Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kidsource Online is an extensive collection of information about raising children from newborns to adolescents. A sampling of the publications they've pulled together at the site includes "Children and Bilingualism" from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; "Testing Your Child's Hearing" by Carol Knightly, Pediatric Audiologist; and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Provides Tips to Help Parents and Kids Cope with Allergy Season. Resources are organized under top-level categories of Newborns, Toddlers, Preschoolers, K-12, Education, Health, Recreation, Forums, Organizations, and Guide to Best Software, among others.

1997-01-01

495

Workforce Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Workforce Online is a Webzine that focuses on human resource issues and concepts. The site includes weekly articles, daily tips, and advice, as well as networking opportunities, polls, and case studies. Free registration is required to use the research section, which features a database of HR-related materials, searchable by keyword and topic. The site also includes solid information on legal issues and analysis, basic HR information in the HR 101 section, and a community center of networks and forums on assorted topics. Interested parties may subscribe to a free e-newsletter with site updates and more.

2007-05-29

496

Online Conversion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Need to convert joules to kilocalories? A rood to a square mile? 100 weight to stones? How about your age in dog years? You can do all of these conversions and over 8,000 more at Online Conversion. Conversions are organized by type (temperature, length, cooking, etc.), and each conversion page includes numerous options. Quick links to other conversions are also provided on each page so users don't have to return to the main page. Simply put, a very handy and easy-to-use site that belongs in the reference section of any user's bookmarks.

497

Maths Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maths Online is a site operated at the University of Vienna in Austria. Its purpose is to provide an interactive multimedia learning environment for high school and college level mathematics students and teachers. Its main section is the Gallery. Here, users can choose from a large selection of over twenty topics; each one has Java applets or other activities that demonstrate the associated principles. Interactive tests are also given that cover areas such as sets, functions, limiting processes, differentiation, and integration. The material presented on this site can be downloaded for offline use.

498

ADA Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ADA Online, from the American Dental Association (ADA), includes resources for professionals, patients, and students. The site contains membership information, ADA publications and position papers, research and recommendations on clinical issues, a catalog of handouts and posters for patient education, information for new dentists, factsheets on dental careers, licensing information, directories of accredited education programs, listings of continuing education courses, and more. The section for patients and consumers includes answers to frequently asked questions; information on oral health, disease prevention, and how to deal with dental emergencies; and special sections for parents, children, and teens. A small portion of the site is for ADA members only.

1998-01-01

499

Acquisition of Language Information from Online Databases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This report describes the methods to acquire language information from online databases, which are usually employed to retrieve technical information. Typical uses are shown to obtain equivalent foreign words, language usages, illustrative sentences and statistical linguistic data, by use of JOIS, DIALOG, SDC and BRS online information systems. In comparison with dictionaries and usage books, the online databases provide a vast file of language information, which is unabridged, continually updated and accessible through any words or their combinations. In addition, they give quantitative data such as frequencies in use of words and expressions.

Sano, Hikomaro

500

Ad*Access  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Duke University Libraries has an extensive physical and online collection of advertisements that appeared in magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada from 1911-1955. The Ad*Access collection focuses on advertisements in five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. Visitors should read the "About Us" section to learn about why the collection was created and its importance for research. Visitors can "browse" the collection by the aforementioned categories, product, year, and company. For example, "War Bonds" are listed under "Product", and visitors will find that the messages in war bond advertisements are quite frank, and insistent, that people should help the war effort. Visitors should check out the following ads found when browsing war bonds: "I'm Saving to go to Ag College...And Buying Bullets for Pete!", "Avenge Pearl Harbor! Buy Bonds! Give Bonds!", and "Your Bond Purchase Makes These Nazis Shiver".