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The NASA earth resources spectral information system: A data compilation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Earth Resources Spectral Information System and the information contained therein are described. It contains an ordered, indexed compilation of natural targets in the optical region from 0.3 to 45.0 microns. The data compilation includes approximately 100 rock and mineral, 2600 vegetation, 1000 soil, and 60 water spectral reflectance, transmittance, and emittance curves. Most of the data have been categorized by subject, and the curves in those subject areas have been plotted on a single graph. Those categories with too few curves and miscellaneous categories have been plotted as single-curve graphs. Each graph, composite of single, is fully titled to indicate curve source and is indexed by subject to facilitate user retrieval.

Leeman, V.; Earing, D.; Vincent, R. K.; Ladd, S.

1971-01-01

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The NASA earth resources spectral information system: A data compilation, second supplement  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Earth Resources Spectral Information System (ERSIS) and the information contained therein are described. It is intended for use as a second supplement to the NASA Earth Resources Spectral Information System: A Data Compilation, NASA CR-31650-24-T, May 1971. The current supplement includes approximately 100 rock and mineral, and 375 vegetation directional reflectance spectral curves in the optical region from 0.2 to 22.0 microns. The data were categorized by subject and each curve plotted on a single graph. Each graph is fully titled to indicate curve source and indexed by subject to facilitate user retrieval from ERSIS magnetic tape records.

Vincent, R. K.

1973-01-01

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INFORMATION RESOURCES...  

E-print Network

YOUR INFORMATION SERVICES YOUR RESOURCES... CONFERENCE ACCOUNTS: CONNECTING YOUR LAPTOP TO WiFi username@strath.ac.uk e.g. abc11123@strath.ac.uk Enter your DS password Click OK Enter your username@strath.ac.uk Enter your password Select Join #12;If this fails and you are prompted for additional log in information

Mottram, Nigel

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Information As a Resource.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the emerging post-industrial society, there is little understanding of the characteristics of information, a basic, yet abstract resource. Information is expandable, compressible, substitutable, transportable, diffusive, and shareable. Implications for life, work, community, and conflict are considered. (AM)

Cleveland, Harlan

1982-01-01

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Solar Radiation Resource Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Solar Radiation Resource Information page for the RReDC which provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. This page has links to: -Archived Data -NREL Data Collection Activities -Solar Spectra -Solar Codes & Algorithms -Solar Models -Solar Calculators -Publications. Keyword: Photovoltaic, cell, PV.

2012-10-15

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Information Technology Resources Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is being published as a companion document to the Department of Energy (DOE) FY 1994--FY 1998 Information Resources Management Long-Range Plan. This document represents a collaborative effort between the Office of Information Resources Management and the Office of Energy Research that was undertaken to achieve, in part, the Technology Strategic Objective of IRM Vision 21. An integral part of this objective, technology forecasting provides an understanding of the information technology horizon and presents a perspective and focus on technologies of particular interest to DOE program activities. Specifically, this document provides site planners with an overview of the status and use of new information technology for their planning consideration.

Not Available

1993-04-01

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Information technology resources assessment  

SciTech Connect

The emphasis in Information Technology (IT) development has shifted from technology management to information management, and the tools of information management are increasingly at the disposal of end-users, people who deal with information. Moreover, the interactive capabilities of technologies such as hypertext, scientific visualization, virtual reality, video conferencing, and even database management systems have placed in the hands of users a significant amount of discretion over how these resources will be used. The emergence of high-performance networks, as well as network operating systems, improved interoperability, and platform independence of applications will eliminate technical barriers to the use of data, increase the power and range of resources that can be used cooperatively, and open up a wealth of possibilities for new applications. The very scope of these prospects for the immediate future is a problem for the IT planner or administrator. Technology procurement and implementation, integration of new technologies into the existing infrastructure, cost recovery and usage of networks and networked resources, training issues, and security concerns such as data protection and access to experiments are just some of the issues that need to be considered in the emerging IT environment. As managers we must use technology to improve competitiveness. When procuring new systems, we must take advantage of scalable resources. New resources such as distributed file systems can improve access to and efficiency of existing operating systems. In addition, we must assess opportunities to improve information worker productivity and information management through tedmologies such as distributed computational visualization and teleseminar applications.

Loken, S.C. [ed.

1993-01-01

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Information technology resources assessment  

SciTech Connect

This year`s Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is something of a departure from traditional practice. Past assessments have concentrated on developments in fundamental technology, particularly with respect to hardware. They form an impressive chronicle of decreasing cycle times, increasing densities, decreasing costs (or, equivalently, increasing capacity and capability per dollar spent), and new system architectures, with a leavening of operating systems and languages. Past assessments have aimed -- and succeeded -- at putting information technology squarely in the spotlight; by contrast, in the first part of this assessment, we would like to move it to the background, and encourage the reader to reflect less on the continuing technological miracles of miniaturization in space and time and more on the second- and third-order implications of some possible workplace applications of these miracles. This Information Technology Resources Assessment is intended to provide a sense of technological direction for planners in projecting the hardware, software, and human resources necessary to support the diverse IT requirements of the various components of the DOE community. It is also intended to provide a sense of our new understanding of the place of IT in our organizations.

Stevens, D.F. [ed.

1992-01-01

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Information technology resources assessment  

SciTech Connect

This year's Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is something of a departure from traditional practice. Past assessments have concentrated on developments in fundamental technology, particularly with respect to hardware. They form an impressive chronicle of decreasing cycle times, increasing densities, decreasing costs (or, equivalently, increasing capacity and capability per dollar spent), and new system architectures, with a leavening of operating systems and languages. Past assessments have aimed -- and succeeded -- at putting information technology squarely in the spotlight; by contrast, in the first part of this assessment, we would like to move it to the background, and encourage the reader to reflect less on the continuing technological miracles of miniaturization in space and time and more on the second- and third-order implications of some possible workplace applications of these miracles. This Information Technology Resources Assessment is intended to provide a sense of technological direction for planners in projecting the hardware, software, and human resources necessary to support the diverse IT requirements of the various components of the DOE community. It is also intended to provide a sense of our new understanding of the place of IT in our organizations.

Stevens, D.F. (ed.)

1992-01-01

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Environmental Information Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institute for the Environment is a joint public-private partnership between The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Institute has implemented the Environmental Information Resources site providing information about the environment, including everything from ocean oil spills, to environmental college research world wide, to Access EPA (an on-line data base of environmental details), to the first model Green University along with its on-line Strategic Plan, to the U.S. Green Building Council's membership form. The site links to over two hundred other sites around the world and more are being added every day. The system is entirely free and has been cited by the President and Vice-President of the United States of America in a Environmental Technology report that was given in April of 1995.

1997-01-01

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Population information resources.  

PubMed

This article describes print and computerized services that are dedicated to bibliographic coverage of 1 or more areas of population studies. Major printed bibliographic information resources for population material include: ADOPT, DOCPAL Resumenes sobre Poblacion en America Latina, PIDSA Abstracts, Population Index and Review of Population Reviews. ADOPT is an annotated computer-aided current-awareness bibliographic journal which has been published monthly since January 1975 by the Regional Population Information Center of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). DOCPAL Resumenes is a computer-produced biannual collection of abstracts containing indexes and between 600 and 700 summaries of both published and unpublished population documents. PIDSA is intended to make available documentary information about population matters in sub-Saharan Africa. Population Index, 1 of the oldest and most definitive bibliographies in the demography field, is international in scope and is arranged as a classified and annotated bibliography of monographs, journal articles and 2ndary source material relevant to all aspects of demography. Review of Population Reviews, published 4 times a year, are annotated bibliographies containing summaries of articles that have been published in 83 periodicals in 37 countries. Cited articles are assigned subject-heading descriptors from the Population Multilingual Thesaurus. Major computerized information resources are: DOCPAL, DOCPOP, EBIS/POPFILE, MANPINS, POPLINE and POPULATION BIBLIOGRAPHY. DOCPAL was established to assist Latin Ameran countries in the collection, storage, processing and retrieval of population documents about Latin America. DOCPAL contains over 19,000 bibliographic citations. DOCPOP was established as the 1st Latin American national computerized population documentation system for Brazilian material. POPLINE is a computerized retrieval service cooperatively produced in the US which covers the worldwide literature on population and family planning. POPULATION BIBLIOGRAPHY consists of bibliographic records of the Carolina Population Center Library at the University of North Carolina. EBIS/PROFILE provides computerized literature search services using improved information processing techniques. The system enables interactive information retrieval using a combination of subject descriptors, free text, author names and words in other fields and can be utilized to generate various lists. MANPINS is a cooperative network of 28 population and other libraries in Peninsular Malaysia. Its data bank includes contributions from member libraries in the form of bibliographic information on monographs and journal articles. PMID:12267287

Pasquariella, S K

1984-12-01

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Wind Energy Resource Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers two major links: Meteorological Field Measurements at Potential and Actual Wind Turbine Sites and Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States. In addition, a section called Links to Wind Resource Maps leads to Iowa Energy Centers Iowa Wind Resource Assessment Maps, Wind Maps on NREL's Dynamic Maps and GIS Data website, and Wind Powering America including U.S. State Maps of Wind Resources and Installed U.S. Wind Capacity. Other links include the Colorado Utility Wind Resource Assessment Program (U*WRAP), The State of Hawaii's Wind Energy Fact Sheet and Wind Resource Database of NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC).

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Surface Reflectance Estimation Using Prior Spatial and Spectral Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surface prior-information reflectance estimation (SPIRE) algorithms estimate changes in spectral reflectance using imperfect prior spatial and spectral information. This paper combines spectral and spatial processing to estimate local changes in spectral reflectance between pairs of spectral images under spatially and spectrally varying multiplicative and additive noise, which arise from variations in illumination and atmospheric effects. This approach extends the spatial

Herbert E. M. Viggh; David H. Staelin

2007-01-01

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Guide to State Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to determine the information services provided by state information agencies, a telephone survey was conducted with representatives from 50 state agencies, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The survey solicited data regarding: (1) the comprehensiveness of each agency's Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) microfiche…

Miller, David H., Comp.

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Timber resource information system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. The investigators are convinced that high altitude photography when supported with ground measurements and existing surveys, contain all the resource data needed for overall land management planning. This overall planning would include land use classification, environmental impact statements, and similar documentation. First inspection of the RBV ERTS imagery on the Quinault Reservation shows that much of the cultural and resources detail can be identified. Of particular note, is the obvious contrast between recently harvested timber cutting blocks as opposed to those cut more than a year ago. The RBV color composite would have been of better definition if Band 3 had been excluded.

Woll, A. M. (principal investigator)

1973-01-01

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Monitoring and visualizing information resources  

SciTech Connect

The continuous increase in information necessitates monitoring and display techniques that maximize comprehension yet minimize effort. In this paper, we discuss the use of hypertools, confluent zoom and graphical encoding of text as solutions to this problem, and we introduce Irwin and information resource and display tool.

McCrickard, D.S. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center; Rowan, T.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1996-07-01

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RIMS: Resource Information Management System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview is given of the capabilities and functions of the resource management system (RIMS). It is a simple interactive DMS tool which allows users to build, modify, and maintain data management applications. The RIMS minimizes programmer support required to develop/maintain small data base applications. The RIMS also assists in bringing the United Information Services (UIS) budget system work inhouse. Information is also given on the relationship between the RIMS and the user community.

Symes, J.

1983-01-01

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Disability Studies: Information and Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reflects the diversity of the field of Disability Studies, including contributions representing different disability groups, perspectives, and disciplines. Resource information is presented in nine sections: (1) Books, Chapters, and Articles; (2) Films and Documentaries; (3) Academic Programs in Disability Studies in North America;…

Taylor, Steven, Ed.; Shoultz, Bonnie, Ed.; Walker, Pamela, Ed.

2003-01-01

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Information Theory, Spectral Geometry, and Quantum Gravity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We show that there exists a deep link between the two disciplines of information theory and spectral geometry. This allows us to obtain new results on a well-known quantum gravity motivated natural ultraviolet cutoff which describes an upper bound on the spatial density of information. Concretely, we show that, together with an infrared cutoff, this natural ultraviolet cutoff beautifully reduces the path integral of quantum field theory on curved space to a finite number of ordinary integrations. We then show, in particular, that the subsequent removal of the infrared cutoff is safe.

Kempf, Achim; Martin, Robert

2008-01-01

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Storage and retrieval of mass spectral information  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer handling of mass spectra serves two main purposes: the interpretation of the occasional, problematic mass spectrum, and the identification of the large number of spectra generated in the gas-chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) analysis of complex natural and synthetic mixtures. Methods available fall into the three categories of library search, artificial intelligence, and learning machine. Optional procedures for coding, abbreviating and filtering a library of spectra minimize time and storage requirements. Newer techniques make increasing use of probability and information theory in accessing files of mass spectral information.

Hohn, M. E.; Humberston, M. J.; Eglinton, G.

1977-01-01

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Resource brokering service: timely and efficient information resource allocation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We address supporting unanticipated users and uses of limited information resources (sensors, databases, weapons - any resource intrinsically tied to digital information) in a timely and efficient fashion. Platform-centric systems often preclude users and uses not identified when the system was developed and deployed. Net-centric approaches, however, can address these problems by allowing services and information to be discovered and

Daniel J. van Hook; Magnus Ljungberg; Robert Shaw; Mark Ford; Ethan Aubin; Eric Konieczny; Daniel H. Lee; Samuel T. Brown

2010-01-01

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Title: Ontario Wind Resources Information Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources  

E-print Network

Title: Ontario Wind Resources Information Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publisher: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Publication Date: 2005-03-31 Coverage/A Coordinates: N/A #12;Index Map: Keywords (Place): Ontario, Northeast Ontario, Northwest Ontario, Southeast

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Forest Resource Information System (FRIS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The technological and economical feasibility of using multispectral digital image data as acquired from the LANDSAT satellites in an ongoing operational forest information system was evaluated. Computer compatible multispectral scanner data secured from the LANDSAT satellites were demonstrated to be a significant contributor to ongoing information systems by providing the added dimensions of synoptic and repeat coverage of the Earth's surface. Major forest cover types of conifer, deciduous, mixed conifer-deciduous and non-forest, were classified well within the bounds of the statistical accuracy of the ground sample. Further, when overlayed with existing maps, the acreage of cover type retains a high level of positional integrity. Maps were digitized by a graphics design system, overlayed and registered onto LANDSAT imagery such that the map data with associated attributes were displayed on the image. Once classified, the analysis results were converted back to map form as a cover type of information. Existing tabular information as represented by inventory is registered geographically to the map base through a vendor provided data management system. The notion of a geographical reference base (map) providing the framework to which imagery and tabular data bases are registered and where each of the three functions of imagery, maps and inventory can be accessed singly or in combination is the very essence of the forest resource information system design.

1983-01-01

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Human Resource Services Health Insurance Informational Session  

E-print Network

Human Resource Services Health Insurance Informational Session January 2013 Human Resource Services Completion of Paperwork Human Resource Services #12;HRS Insurance Office Contacts Deborah Haliczer (rbechtel@niu.edu ­ 753-8230) Bridgett Davis (bdavis@niu.edu ­ 753-6318) Human Resource Services #12;Recent

Karonis, Nicholas T.

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Division of Human Resources EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION  

E-print Network

the authority to announce an emergency closing. University Communications and Marketing normally communicatesDivision of Human Resources EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION Human Resources / Attendance and Leave Emergency Closing Information Form questions: (813) 974-5717 Rev. 04/2010 General Information on Emergency

Meyers, Steven D.

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Resource brokering service: timely and efficient information resource allocation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We address supporting unanticipated users and uses of limited information resources (sensors, databases, weapons - any resource intrinsically tied to digital information) in a timely and efficient fashion. Platform-centric systems often preclude users and uses not identified when the system was developed and deployed. Net-centric approaches, however, can address these problems by allowing services and information to be discovered and accessed at run-time. We have developed a resource brokering service that uses net-centric principles and semantic metadata to enable multi-domain information and resource sharing and support for unanticipated users and uses. The resource brokering service uses federated brokering agents and a modular software component framework for dynamically composing and tasking heterogeneous resources including sensors, data feeds, processors, archived data, networks, and even analysts into resilient, mission-oriented workflows. The resource brokering service is applicable to multiple sense-decide-act military domains including missile defense, space situation awareness, ISR, border protection, and cyber defense. In this paper we present a concept and architecture for resource brokering and describe current applications. Our architecture is aligned with the U.S. DoD's NCES (Net-Centric Enterprise Services).

Van Hook, Daniel J.; Ljungberg, Magnus; Shaw, Robert; Ford, Mark; Aubin, Ethan; Konieczny, Eric; Lee, Daniel H.; Brown, Samuel T.

2010-04-01

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Human Resources for Information Development in Sudan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the state of human resources development in Sudan's information industry. Training problems and the emigration of high level personnel are discussed, guidelines for human resource development are suggested, and national strategies to develop and retain Sudan's human resources are suggested. (EA)

Wesley, Cecile

1992-01-01

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Reconstruction of solar spectral resource using limited spectral sampling for concentrating photovoltaic systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the challenges associated with forecasting and evaluating concentrating photovoltaic system (CPV) performance in diverse locations is the lack of high-quality spectral solar resource data. Various local atmospheric conditions such as air mass, aerosols, and atmospheric gases affect daily CPV module operation. A multi-channel filter radiometer (MFCR) can be used to quantify these effects at relatively low cost. The proposed method of selectively sampling the solar spectrum at specific wavelength channels to spectrally reconstruct incident irradiance is described and extensively analyzed. Field spectroradiometer (FSR) measurements at the University of Ottawa's CPV testing facility (45.42°N, 75.68°W) are fed into our model to mimic the outputs from the MCFR. The analysis is performed over a two year period (2011-2012), using 46,564 spectra. A recommendation is made to use four aerosols channels at 420, 500, 780, and 1050 nm, one ozone channel at 610 nm and one water vapour channel at 940 nm, all of which can be measured with ubiquitous Si photodiodes. A simulation of this MFCR channel configuration produces an RMS error under 1.5% over 96% of the 350-1830 nm range, when compared with the FSR, for the 2012 data set in Ottawa.

Tatsiankou, Viktar; Hinzer, Karin; Mohammed, Jafaru; Muron, Aaron; Wilkins, Matthew; Haysom, Joan; Schriemer, Henry; Myrskog, Stefan

2013-10-01

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Team 4: Library and Information Resources 2.E Library and Information Resources (Rossman)  

E-print Network

Team 4: Library and Information Resources Areas: · 2.E Library and Information Resources (Rossman regularly, and revises, as necessary, policies and procedures that promote effective management are identified as such. 2.E ­ Library and Information Resources 2.E.1 Consistent with its mission and core themes

Lawrence, Rick L.

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The Australian Soil Resource Information System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS) provides online access to the best available soil and land resource information in a consistent format across the country - the level of detail depends on the survey coverage in each region. ASRIS provides a spatial hierarchy of land-unit tracts with seven main levels of generalization. The upper three levels provide descriptions of

Neil McKenzie; David Jacquier

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On the spectral information distribution in optical fibres  

Microsoft Academic Search

A revision of the traditional way of looking at the spectral distribution of the information in optical fibres is proposed. General design rules for the design of high capacity transmission systems are reported.

Hadrien Louchet; Klaus Petermann; Alan Robinson; Richard Epworth

2004-01-01

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information & research skills programme European Union Resources  

E-print Network

informED information & research skills programme European Union Resources © European Community and politics 4 The Budget - Financing the European Union 5 Economic and monetary policy 6 Single market. Culture 18 External Relations 19 Law EUROPA ­ Gateway to the European Union http

Hickman, Mark

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National Biological Information Infrastructure: Teacher Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal, published by the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), provides educators, parents, and students with access to online resources that emphasize the teaching of biology, biodiversity, and ecology. Materials include activities, lesson plans, experiments, projects, resources, and references for classroom and home use. They are arranged by general curriculum, by state, and by subject (birds, botany, insects, etc.).

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information and resources for States on issues, opportunities, and options  

E-print Network

State Bioenergy Primer information and resources for States on issues, opportunities, and options Feedstocks Converted into Bioenergy? ____________________________ 12 2.4 Resources for Detailed Information ______________________________________________________ 37 3.6 Resources for Detailed Information ______________________________________________ 39 3

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Integrated Bibliographic Information System: Integrating Resources by Integrating Information Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), an organization charged with providing information services to the Department of Defense (DoD) scientific and technical community, actively seeks ways to promote resource sharing as a means for speeding access to information while reducing the costs of information processing throughout the technical…

Cotter, Gladys A.; Hartt, Richard W.

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Implementation of Alabama Resources Information System, ARIS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Development of ARIS - Alabama Resources Information System is summarized. Development of data bases, system simplification for user access, and making information available to personnel having a need to use ARIS or in the process of developing ARIS type systems are discussed.

Herring, B. E.

1978-01-01

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Personal Digital Information Resources Management Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the growth and the increasing complexity of digital resources, it is clear that individuals may have to depend on various types of information management tools to organize and retrieve information needed to carry out their personal or professional tasks. With new web applications, “users are provided with the tools and platforms to undertake their own collaborative content creation and

Yun-Ke Chang; Miguel A. Morales-Arroyo; Chan-Choy Chum; Tin-Seng Lim; Kok-Yuin Yuen

2010-01-01

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Natural Resource Information for Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is concerned with the problem of collecting information on natural resources. It analyses the cost of effectiveness of various kinds of surveys and related techniques (for example, aerial photography, geological and soil studies, and forest surveys) under various conditions, distinguishing between "time-bound" information and…

Herfindahl, Orris C.

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43 CFR 3420.1-2 - Call for coal resource and other resource information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Call for coal resource and other resource information...Competitive Leasing § 3420.1-2 Call for coal resource and other resource information...use plan or land use analysis, a Call for Coal and Other Resource Information shall...

2014-10-01

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43 CFR 3420.1-2 - Call for coal resource and other resource information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Call for coal resource and other resource information...Competitive Leasing § 3420.1-2 Call for coal resource and other resource information...use plan or land use analysis, a Call for Coal and Other Resource Information shall...

2012-10-01

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43 CFR 3420.1-2 - Call for coal resource and other resource information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Call for coal resource and other resource information...Competitive Leasing § 3420.1-2 Call for coal resource and other resource information...use plan or land use analysis, a Call for Coal and Other Resource Information shall...

2013-10-01

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43 CFR 3420.1-2 - Call for coal resource and other resource information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Call for coal resource and other resource information...Competitive Leasing § 3420.1-2 Call for coal resource and other resource information...use plan or land use analysis, a Call for Coal and Other Resource Information shall...

2011-10-01

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USGS Water Resources Maps and GIS Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal, sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides access to maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) datasets for water resources in the United States. There is an extensive selection of datasets on irrigation, groundwater resources and issues, surficial and subsurface geology, hydrology, water contaminants, stream flow, and many other topics. There are also links to the Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, the EarthExplorer Landsat imagery site, the National Map Seamless Server, and other mapping and data download sites.

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Technical information resources for criticality safety  

SciTech Connect

This paper will discuss some basic technical information resources that would be helpful to the novice nuclear criticality safety specialist. These include bibliographic and benchmark compilations, handbooks, and online resources. The specialist should also be familiar with benchmark quality experimental data needed for code validation. This paper will also discuss the critical experiment data obtained in the 1950s and 1960s at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Heinrichs, D.P.; Koponen, B.L.

1997-06-25

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Protein Information Resource Integrated Protein Informatics Resource for Genomic & Proteomic Research  

E-print Network

Protein Information Resource Integrated Protein Informatics Resource for Genomic & Proteomic Research For four decades the Protein Information Resource (PIR) has provided databases and protein sequence analysis tools to the scientific community, including the Protein Sequence Database, which grew

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Development of Alabama Resources Information System (ARIS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A formal, organized set of information concerning the development status of the Alabama Resources Information System (ARIS) as of September 1976 is provided. A series of computer source language programs, and flow charts related to each of the computer programs to provide greater ease in performing future change are presented. Listings of the variable names, and their meanings, used in the various source code programs, and copies of the various user manuals which were prepared through this time are given.

Herring, B. E.; Vachon, R. I.

1976-01-01

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Natural Resource Information System. Remote Sensing Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major design objective of the Natural Resource Information System entailed the use of remote sensing data as an input to the system. Potential applications of remote sensing data were therefore reviewed and available imagery interpreted to provide input to a demonstration data base. A literature review was conducted to determine the types and…

Leachtenauer, J.; And Others

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Information Resource Management: Meeting the Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The experience of Indiana University in managing information resources--computing, word processing, telephone services, mail services, microfilming, and duplicating services--in a more integrated fashion is described and strategies to overcome tradition, the fiefdom syndrome, and institutional inertia are detailed. (Author/MSE)

West, Thomas W.

1980-01-01

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Geographical information modelling for land resource survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing popularity of geographical information systems (GIS) has at least three major implications for land resources survey. Firstly, GIS allows alternative and richer representation of spatial phenomena than is possible with the traditional paper map. Secondly, digital technology has improved the accessibility of ancillary data, such as digital elevation models and remotely sensed imagery, and the possibilities of incorporating

Bruin de S

2000-01-01

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Providing Location Information for Colorado Library Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the feasibility of developing a Colorado statewide union data base to support cataloging, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan functions. It concludes that any data base developed should focus on providing location information for the state's library materials to support patron access to available resources. The title location…

Pearson, Karl M., Jr.

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THE COATINGS GUIDE: AN ONLINE INFORMATION RESOURCE  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses the Coatings Guide, a free online information training resource that focuses on alternative low-emission coatings for metal and plastic substrates. Developed cooperatively by the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development and Research Triangle Institute, it...

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30 CFR 783.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2013-07-01

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30 CFR 783.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2011-07-01

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30 CFR 779.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2011-07-01

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30 CFR 779.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2012-07-01

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30 CFR 783.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2012-07-01

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30 CFR 783.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2014-07-01

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30 CFR 779.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2013-07-01

59

30 CFR 779.12 - General environmental resources information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...APPLICATIONS-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES...environmental resources information. Each application...is anticipated that individual permits for mining...based on all available information, including, but not... (ii) Conduct of field investigations,...

2014-07-01

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Tools, Information, and Assistance: Resources for States (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation covers resources available through the Clean Cities Program. Resources include a Web site, numerous publications, an alternative fuel data base, and other information products and assistance.

Brennan, A. H.

2007-07-16

61

Protein Information Resource: A Community Resource for Expert Annotation of Protein Data  

E-print Network

Protein Information Resource: A Community Resource for Expert Annotation of Protein Data Barker., Vinayaka, C.R., Yeh, Lai-Su L., Zhang, Jian, Wu, Cathy H Protein Information Resource, National Biomedical-2195 The Protein Information Resource (PIR) provides protein databases and analysis tools to support research

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THE LEGUME INFORMATION RESOURCE (LIS): AN INTEGRATED INFORMATION RESOURCE FOR COMPARATIVE LEGUME BIOLOGY  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) is in the third year of a cooperative research agreement with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to develop the Legume Information System (LIS: http://www.comparative-legumes.org). LIS is a comparative legume resource integrating genetic and ...

63

Disentangling Overlapping Astronomical Sources using Spatial and Spectral Information  

E-print Network

We present a powerful new algorithm that combines both spatial information (event locations and the point spread function) and spectral information (photon energies) to separate photons from overlapping sources. We use Bayesian statistical methods to simultaneously infer the number of overlapping sources, to probabilistically separate the photons among the sources, and to fit the parameters describing the individual sources. Using the Bayesian joint posterior distribution, we are able to coherently quantify the uncertainties associated with all these parameters. The advantages of combining spatial and spectral information are demonstrated through a simulation study. The utility of the approach is then illustrated by analysis of observations of FK Aqr and FL Aqr with the XMM-Newton Observatory and the central region of the Orion Nebula Cluster with the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Jones, David E; van Dyk, David A

2014-01-01

64

RUDI: Resource for Urban Design Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

RUDI, the Resource for Urban Design Information, is an Internet gateway providing instructors, students, researchers, and practitioners with information related to urban design, architecture, planning, and associated disciplines. The collection of materials at RUDI includes case study examples of good practice, scholarly articles and papers, abstracts from urban design journals, bibliographies on urban design topics, the full-text of Urban Design Quarterly, a directory of urban design courses, a comprehensive calendar of events, links to related organizations and Websites, and much more. Currently, this extensive site contains 2,200 multimedia Web pages and nearly 6,000 images. RUDI is sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire and Oxford Brookes University.

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Boise State University Human Resource Service Employee Information Changes  

E-print Network

Boise State University ­ Human Resource Service Employee Information Changes. After receiving confirmation from Human Resources that verification has been@boisestate.edu or by completion of the Employee Information Change form and bring to Department of Human

Barrash, Warren

66

A Resource Center for Informal Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Informal science education (ISE) is playing an increasingly important role in how and where the public engages with science. A growing body of research is showing that people learn the majority of their science knowledge outside of school (Falk & Dierking, 2010). The ISE field includes a wide variety of sources, including the internet, TV programs, magazines, hobby clubs and museums, all sectors of the informal science education field. These experiences touch large numbers of people throughout their lifetimes. If you would like to share your research with the public, ISE can be an effective conduit for meaningful science communication. However, because the ISE field is so diverse, it can be overwhelming with its multiple entry points. If you already are part of an ISE initiative, knowing how to access the most useful resources easily can also be daunting. CAISE, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, is a resource center for the ISE field funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAISE can help connect you to the knowledge and people of ISE, through its website, products and in-person convenings. The proposed CAISE presentation will outline the diversity of the field and concisely present data that will make the case for the impact of ISE. We will focus on examples of successful programs that connect science with the public and that bring together AGU's science research community with practitioners and researchers within ISE. Pathways to various ISE resources in the form of current CAISE initiatives will be described as well. The presentation will include an interview section in which a CAISE staff member will ask questions of a scientist involved in an ISE initiative in order to detail one example of how ISE can be a valuable tool for engaging the public in science. Time for audience Q&A also will be included in the session.

Dickow, B.

2011-12-01

67

14 CFR 1274.937 - Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...requirements for unclassified information technology resources. 1274.937 Section...requirements for unclassified information technology resources. Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources July 2002 (a)...

2010-01-01

68

Heliospotlight: An Information Resource for Heliophysics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NASA Goddard Heliophysics Science Division (HSD) EPO and mission websites are rich with content covering the broad subject of heliophysics. This includes detailed information for many age groups, a large range of descriptive imagery and dynamic video and interactive material. The weakness of all this content is that it is scattered over so many websites as opposed to being organized and focused in one user friendly location. The website heliospotlight.org is being developed to address all these concerns, leveraging the vast content already developed while using state-of-the-art web technologies. This will provide a rich user experience simultaneously tailoring to the needs of the broad audience of students, educators, scientists, journalists and the general public. The website will use well supported, open source technologies enabling future flexibility and expansion. HSD EPO will support the development of this information resource.

Young, C.; Wawro, M.; Schenk, L. C.

2013-12-01

69

Information Resource Management Strategic Plan, FY 2007-2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has primary responsibility to ensure that Information Technology (IT) is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner consistent with statutory, regulatory, and Departmental requirements and priorities. This Department Information Resource Management (IRM)…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

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Current Issues for Higher Education Information Resources Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues identified as important to the future of information resources management and use in higher education include information policy in a networked environment, distributed computing, integrating information resources and college planning, benchmarking information technology, integrated digital libraries, technology integration in teaching,…

CAUSE/EFFECT, 1996

1996-01-01

71

Division of Human Resources FMLA Information for Employees  

E-print Network

Division of Human Resources FMLA Information for Employees Human Resources / Attendance and Leave and Leave Coordinator, and Human Resources. Documentation and Use of Leave An employee requesting FMLA leave member and indicate the time associated with such care. Human Resources may contact the treating

Meyers, Steven D.

72

Information-driven resource negotiation strategies for multimedia applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose decentralized solutions for resource negotiation, where multiple autonomous users self-organize into a coali- tion which shares the same network resources and negoti- ate the division of these resources by exchanging informa- tion about their requirements. We discuss various network resource sharing strategies that the users can deploy based on their exchanged information. Several of these strategies are designed

Mihaela Van Der Schaar

2008-01-01

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From spectral information to animal colour vision: experiments and concepts  

PubMed Central

Many animals use the spectral distribution of light to guide behaviour, but whether they have colour vision has been debated for over a century. Our strong subjective experience of colour and the fact that human vision is the paradigm for colour science inevitably raises the question of how we compare with other species. This article outlines four grades of ‘colour vision’ that can be related to the behavioural uses of spectral information, and perhaps to the underlying mechanisms. In the first, even without an (image-forming) eye, simple organisms can compare photoreceptor signals to locate a desired light environment. At the next grade, chromatic mechanisms along with spatial vision guide innate preferences for objects such as food or mates; this is sometimes described as wavelength-specific behaviour. Here, we compare the capabilities of di- and trichromatic vision, and ask why some animals have more than three spectral types of receptors. Behaviours guided by innate preferences are then distinguished from a grade that allows learning, in part because the ability to learn an arbitrary colour is evidence for a neural representation of colour. The fourth grade concerns colour appearance rather than colour difference: for instance, the distinction between hue and saturation, and colour categorization. These higher-level phenomena are essential to human colour perception but poorly known in animals, and we suggest how they can be studied. Finally, we observe that awareness of colour and colour qualia cannot be easily tested in animals. PMID:20164101

Kelber, Almut; Osorio, Daniel

2010-01-01

74

Department of Human Resources REQUEST FOR JOB EVALUATION RATING INFORMATION  

E-print Network

Department of Human Resources REQUEST FOR JOB EVALUATION RATING INFORMATION RATING 08/09 EMPLOYEE of Human Resources Arts and Administration Building, Room A4040 An employee requesting information completed for your current position, the Department of Human Resources will forward the Benchmark ratings

Oyet, Alwell

75

HUMAN RESOURCES/INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HRIS) REPORT REQUEST FORM  

E-print Network

HUMAN RESOURCES/INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HRIS) REPORT REQUEST FORM PART I: To be completed II Contingent II Continuing Contract Contractual (Adjunct) PART II: To be completed by Human Resources Reviewed and Completed Signature of HR Designee: ______________________________ Date

Adali, Tulay

76

Spectral Resolution and Coverage Impact on Advanced Sounder Information Content  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advanced satellite sensors are tasked with improving global measurements of the Earth s atmosphere, clouds, and surface to enable enhancements in weather prediction, climate monitoring capability, and environmental change detection. Achieving such measurement improvements requires instrument system advancements. This presentation focuses on the impact of spectral resolution and coverage changes on remote sensing system information content, with a specific emphasis on thermodynamic state and trace species variables obtainable from advanced atmospheric sounders such as the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) and Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) systems on the MetOp and NPP/NPOESS series of satellites. Key words: remote sensing, advanced sounders, information content, IASI, CrIS

Larar, Allen M.; Liu, Xu; Zhou, Daniel K.; Smith, William L.

2010-01-01

77

RETRIEVAL OF ATMOSPHERIC INVERSIONS USING GEOSTATIONARY HIGH-SPECTRAL-RESOLUTION SOUNDER RADIANCE INFORMATION  

E-print Network

P5.38 RETRIEVAL OF ATMOSPHERIC INVERSIONS USING GEOSTATIONARY HIGH-SPECTRAL- RESOLUTION SOUNDER RADIANCE INFORMATION Jun Li Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) University and possible fog formation, numerical model initialization, and sounding retrieval. High- spectral

Li, Jun

78

Obtaining spectral information from infrared scenarios using hyper-spectral cameras and cameras with spinning filter wheel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past decades the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) has recorded and characterized infrared scenarios for several application purposes, such as infrared target and background modeling and simulation, model validation, atmospheric propagation, and image segmentation and target detection for civilian and defence purposes. During the last year FFI has acquired several new systems for characterization of infrared radiation properties. In total, five new infrared cameras from IRCAM GmbH, Germany, have been acquired. These cameras cover both the longwavelength and extended medium-wavelength infrared spectral bands. The cameras are equipped with fast rotating filter wheels which can be used to study spectral properties and polarization effects within these wavelength bands. This option allows the sensors to operate in user-defined spectral bands. FFI has also acquired two HyperCam sensors from Telops Inc, Canada, covering the long-wavelength and extended medium-wavelength spectral bands, respectively. The combination of imaging detectors and Fourier Transform spectroscopy allows simultaneous spectral and spatial characterization of infrared scenarios. These sensors may optionally be operated as high-speed infrared cameras. A description of the new sensors and their capabilities are presented together with some examples of results acquired by the different sensors. In this paper we present a detailed comparison of images taken in different spectral bands, and also compare images taken with the two types of sensors. These examples demonstrate the principles of how the new spectral information can be used to separate certain targets from the background based on the spectral information.

Glimsdal, Eirik; Brendhagen, Erik; Thomassen, Jan Brede; van Rheenen, Arthur D.; Heen, Lars T.

2014-10-01

79

Computer Science and Information Technology Gateways and Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Computer Science and Information Technology Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and resources in many areas including algorithms and data structures, operating systems and programming languages, software engineering, artificial intelligence, information science, digital-library technologies, and others. Here may be found materials for educators and learners, resources intended for the general public, and materials aimed at research communities devoted to computer science and information technology.

2008-03-14

80

41 CFR 105-53.143 - Information Resources Management Service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES...ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS Central Offices § 105-53.143 Information Resources Management Service. (a)...

2013-07-01

81

41 CFR 105-53.143 - Information Resources Management Service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES...ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS Central Offices § 105-53.143 Information Resources Management Service. (a)...

2014-01-01

82

41 CFR 105-53.143 - Information Resources Management Service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES...ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS Central Offices § 105-53.143 Information Resources Management Service. (a)...

2012-01-01

83

41 CFR 105-53.143 - Information Resources Management Service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES...ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS Central Offices § 105-53.143 Information Resources Management Service. (a)...

2011-01-01

84

Combining spectral and geoenvironmental information for probabilistic event landslide mapping  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Landslide mapping is important for emergency management and landslide risk assessment. In this study, we propose a new mapping method, which combines the spectral signal contained in a satellite image and the geoenvironmental information included in a landslide susceptibility map. The image analysis captures areas with spectral signatures of event landslides in the image, while the landslide susceptibility map filters sub-areas, which do not have landslide prone conditions. The method assigns to every pixel of the satellite image a combined probability of landslide presence. We mapped typhoon-triggered landslides in southern Taiwan using the method. To compare with a landslide inventory prepared from orthophotos, we converted the probability map to a binary map of landslides and landslide free areas. Map comparison resulted in an overall accuracy of 0.93, an area percentage of overlapped landslides of 0.84, a modified success rate of 0.89, and a kappa statistic of 0.73. The method is fast, flexible, and relatively easy to use, and the probability map the method produces is useful by itself. We expect that the method can facilitate the rapid production of event landslide inventory maps, which in turn can assist emergency management.

Mondini, Alessandro C.; Chang, Kang-tsung

2014-05-01

85

Traumatic Brain Injury and Special Education: An Information Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide of annotated references on traumatic brain injury (TBI) was created to help educators locate information from such disciplines as neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, and pediatric medicine. Twenty-four resources published from 1990 to 1994 are listed, with annotations. The resources include research reports/reviews,…

Stevens, Alice M.

86

The data quality estimation for the information web resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article is devoted to problems, which are related to the quality evaluation for the information Web resources. Basic tasks and perspective information technology of quality evaluation by the searching robot are selected.

Zoya Dudar; Alexander Medovoy

2009-01-01

87

Data Curation Standards and Social Science Occupational Information Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational information resources - data about the characteristics of different occupational positions - are widely used in the social sciences, across a range of disciplines and international contexts. They are available in many formats, most often constituting small electronic files that are made freely downloadable from academic web pages. However there are several challenges associated with how occupational information resources

Paul Lambert; Vernon Gayle; Larry Tan; Ken Turner; Richard Sinnott; Ken Prandy

2008-01-01

88

Colorado State University Extension Natural Resources Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains links to CSU Extension's Natural Resources Programs and to fact sheets pertaining to hot topics in natural resources. This page is also a gateway to CSU Extension's large collection of fact sheets. Natural resource fact sheets are divided into four topics: forestry, range, water and wildlife. Most of the factsheets are available in both HTML and PDF formats. The forestry sheets focus on wildfire prevention issues for homeowners and soil and vegetation recovery techniques.

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Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer Planning (OSIRIS-REx)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Scientists at ARES are preparing to curate and analyze samples from the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid. The Origins-Spectral Interpretation- Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, was selected by NASA as the third mission in its New Frontiers Program. The robotic spacecraft will launch in 2016 and rendezvous with the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, in 2020. A robotic arm will collect at least 60 grams of material from the surface of the asteroid to be returned to Earth in 2023 for worldwide distribution by the NASA Astromaterials Curation Facility at ARES.

Nakamura-Messenger, Keiko; Messenger, Scott; Keller, Lindsay; Righter, Kevin

2014-01-01

90

48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

2010-10-01

91

48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive information. 3004.470 Section 3004.470...access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources, and sensitive...

2011-10-01

92

Internet Resources for Professional Information and Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists Internet resources for teachers and school library media specialists. Resources are divided into three sections: one describes and evaluates listservs for elementary and secondary educators; one includes text files of lesson plans and technology plans; and one includes gophers and World Wide Web sites. (Author/LRW)

Garland, Kathleen; And Others

1995-01-01

93

Human resource development for the information society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses the four occupational categories identified by the OECD - information producers, information processors, information distributors and infrastructure providers - to explore the state of the information economy of countries in the Asia Pacific region. As would be expected, the developed countries in the region have more advanced information economies than the developing countries as measured by the

Edward Lim

1999-01-01

94

APPLICATION OF SPATIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO PETROLEUM RESOURCE ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Petroleum resource assessment procedures require the analysis of a large volume of spatial data. The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed and applied spatial information handling procedures and digital cartographic techniques to a recent study involving the assessment of oil and gas resource potential for 74 million acres of designated and proposed wilderness lands in the western United States. The part of the study which dealt with the application of spatial information technology to petroleum resource assessment procedures is reviewed. A method was designed to expedite the gathering, integrating, managing, manipulating and plotting of spatial data from multiple data sources that are essential in modern resource assessment procedures.

Miller, Betty M.; Domaratz, Michael A.

1984-01-01

95

Organizing phenological data resources to inform natural resource conservation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Changes in the timing of plant and animal life cycle events, in response to climate change, are already happening across the globe. The impacts of these changes may affect biodiversity via disruption to mutualisms, trophic mismatches, invasions and population declines. To understand the nature, causes and consequences of changed, varied or static phenologies, new data resources and tools are being developed across the globe. The USA National Phenology Network is developing a long-term, multi-taxa phenological database, together with a customizable infrastructure, to support conservation and management needs. We present current and potential applications of the infrastructure, across scales and user groups. The approaches described here are congruent with recent trends towards multi-agency, large-scale research and action.

Rosemartin, Alyssa H.; Crimmins, Theresa M.; Enquist, Carolyn A.F.; Gerst, Katharine L.; Kellermann, Jherime L.; Posthumus, Erin E.; Denny, Ellen G.; Guertin, Patricia; Marsh, Lee; Weltzin, Jake F.

2014-01-01

96

[Study on the arc spectral information for welding quality diagnosis].  

PubMed

Through collecting the spectral signals of TIG and MIG welding arc with spectrometer, the arc light radiations were analyzed based on the basic theory of plasma physics. The radiation of welding arc distributes over a broad range of frequency, from infrared to ultraviolet. The arc spectrum is composed of line spectra and continuous spectra. Due to the variation of metal density in the welding arc, there is great difference between the welding arc spectra of TIG and MIG in both their intensity and distribution. The MIG welding arc provides more line spectra of metal and the intensity of radiation is greater than TIG. The arc spectrum of TIG welding is stable during the welding process, disturbance factors that cause the spectral variations can be reflected by the spectral line related to the corresponding element entering the welding arc. The arc spectrum of MIG welding will fluctuate severely due to droplet transfer, which produces "noise" in the line spectrum aggregation zone. So for MIG welding, the spectral zone lacking spectral line is suitable for welding quality diagnosis. According to the characteristic of TIG and MIG, special spectral zones were selected for welding quality diagnosis. For TIG welding, the selected zone is in ultraviolet zone (230-300 nm). For MIG welding, the selected zone is in visible zone (570-590 nm). With the basic theory provided for welding quality diagnosis, the integral intensity of spectral signal in the selected zone of welding process with disturbing factor was studied to prove the theory. The results show that the welding quality and disturbance factors can be diagnosed with good signal to noise ratio in the selected spectral zone compared with signal in other spectral zone. The spectral signal can be used for real-time diagnosis of the welding quality. PMID:19455806

Li, Zhi-Yong; Gu, Xiao-Yan; Li, Huan; Yang, Li-Jun

2009-03-01

97

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources include

David L. Wheeler; Deanna M. Church; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Joan U. Pontius; Gregory D. Schuler; Lynn M. Schriml; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Barbara A. Rapp

2001-01-01

98

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval and resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources

David L. Wheeler; Colombe Chappey; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Gregory D. Schuler; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Barbara A. Rapp

2000-01-01

99

Management Guide to the Protection of Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide introduces information systems security concerns and outlines the issues that must be addressed by all agency managers in meeting their responsibilities to protect information systems within their organizations. It describes the essential components of an effective information resource protection process that applies to an individual…

Helsing, Cheryl; And Others

100

Spectral Information Retrieval for Sub-Pixel Building Edge Detection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Building extraction from imagery has been an active research area for decades. However, the precise building detection from hyperspectral (HSI) images solely is a less often addressed research question due to the low spatial resolution of data. The building boundaries are usually represented by spectrally mixed pixels, and classical edge detector algorithms fail to detect borders with sufficient completeness. The idea of the proposed method is to use fraction of materials in mixed pixels to derive weights for adjusting building boundaries. The building regions are detected using seeded region growing and merging in a HSI image; for the initial seed point selection the digital surface model (DSM) is used. Prior to region growing, the seeds are statistically tested for outliers on the basis of their spectral characteristics. Then, the border pixels of building regions are compared in spectrum to the seed points by calculating spectral dissimilarity. From this spectral dissimilarity the weights for weighted and constrained least squares (LS) adjustment are derived. We used the Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) for spectral similarity measure, but the proposed boundary estimation method could benefit from soft classification or spectral unmixing results. The method was tested on a HSI image with spatial resolution of 4 m, and buildings of rectangular shape. The importance of constraints to the relations between building parts, e.g. perpendicularity is shown on example with a building with inner yards. The adjusted building boundaries are compared to the laser DSM, and have a relative accuracy of boundaries 1/4 of a pixel.

Avbelj, J.

2012-07-01

101

Information Resource Selection of Undergraduate Students in Academic Search Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study aims to investigate the selection of information sources and to identify factors associated with the resource selection of undergraduate students for academic search tasks. Also, user perceptions of some factors, such as credibility, usefulness, accessibility and familiarity, were examined to classify resources by their…

Lee, Jee Yeon; Paik, Woojin; Joo, Soohyung

2012-01-01

102

Resource Allocation in Distributed Systems based on Incomplete Information  

E-print Network

resources Multi-organizational Local resource management system with SLAs Local user Information hiding #12 · Repairing the schedule 10 #12;Questions Spec · How to define Grid Workflows? Online · Fast Answer: Can we accept the SLA? Offline · Optimizing the Schedule Rescue · Repairing the schedule 11 #12;Grid Workflow

Wichmann, Felix

103

Information and Communications Technologies Center: Gender Equality Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) presents this collection of links to a number of online resources related to gender equality in math, science and technology. The links include professional associations, private companies, institutes and publications. These resources would be useful for community and technical college recruitment as well as educators and counselors looking to encourage girls and women in technical fields.

2012-10-25

104

Human Resource Management in Library and Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of human resource management focuses on academic libraries. Topics addressed include the influence of information technology; strategic planning; equal opportunities; recruitment; staff appraisal; quality of working life; motivation; job satisfaction; participative management; leadership; burnout; conflict; organizational structures;…

Line, Maurice B.; Kinnell, Margaret

1993-01-01

105

48 CFR 352.239-72 - Security requirements for Federal information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...requirements for Federal information technology resources. 352.239-72 Section...requirements for Federal information technology resources. As prescribed in 339...Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources (January 2010) (a)...

2010-10-01

106

48 CFR 1252.239-70 - Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...requirements for unclassified information technology resources. 1252.239-70 Section...requirements for unclassified information technology resources. As prescribed in (TAR...Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (APR 2005) (a)...

2010-10-01

107

48 CFR 652.239-71 - Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources. 652.239-71 Section...Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources. As prescribed in 639...Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (SEP 2007) (a)...

2010-10-01

108

48 CFR 1352.239-72 - Security requirements for information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security requirements for information technology resources. 1352.239-72 Section...Security requirements for information technology resources. As prescribed in 48 CFR...Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a)...

2010-10-01

109

Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA): Learning Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides this page of learning resources useful for information technology courses. Most of these materials fall under the category of course outlines and syllabi. Topics include cyber ethics, forensic accounting, disaster recovery, security awareness, wireless security, VOIP security and other pertinent subjects to this field. Users are encouraged to visit the center's site and create a free login to view these and other learning resources.

110

Library and Information Resources and Users of Digital Resources in the Humanities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss the results of the Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities (LAIRAH) study. It aims to concentrate upon the use and importance of information resources, physical research centres and digital finding aids in scholarly research. Design/methodology/approach: Results are presented…

Warwick, Claire; Terras, Melissa; Galina, Isabel; Huntington, Paul; Pappa, Nikoleta

2008-01-01

111

Information Resources Diseases Affecting Homeostasis and Cardiology  

E-print Network

Medicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based to determine if a textbook, journal, reserve item, or other resource material is available in the library. Many our subscription journals are available both in print and electronic format. 2. UCHC Database Page

Kim, Duck O.

112

Practical information hiding technique for multi-spectral remote sensing image  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we introduced information hiding technique into remote sensing area, proposed its characters, requirements and difference from general information hiding technique and illuminated that general image hiding algorithm doesn't adapt to remote sensing image. We developed the connotation of information hiding that the secret information is still hidden in the original remote sensing image and proposed a practical information hiding technique for multi-spectral remote sensing images and a wavelet information hiding algorithm adapting to the features of the multi-spectral remote sensing image based on DWT embedding strategy and HVS character. The experimental results show that the information hiding technique and algorithm for multi-spectral remote sensing images proposed in the paper not only has the advantages of good transparency, strongness, large information capacity, correct extraction of secret, well protecting the textural and spectral features of the secret ground object and vividly resuming the multi-spectral remote sensing image, but also has a strong robustness against JPEG lossy compression and noise adding. Furthermore this algorithm has no influence on applied value of a multi-spectral remote sensing image, doesn't need the original image while extracting the secret information and resuming the original one and was a blind algorithm.

Wang, Xianmin; Guan, Zequn; Wu, Chenhan

2005-10-01

113

Library Information Resource Book For Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Libraries' quick reference tool for providing information about its collections, facilities, and services. The articles are arranged in an alphabetic, dictionary format with numerous cross-references, and highlight information on the following: administrative offices; company annual reports;…

Potts, Ken; And Others

114

Drug Abuse Information, Teacher Resource Material.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This informational publication is to be used as an aid for teachers, bringing them basic facts regarding drugs and drug abuse. Its purpose is to (1) give additional teacher background information and (2) enrich any course of study that has been developed on drug abuse. To use the material most effectively, it is suggested the teacher have an…

Bowen, Haskell, Comp.

115

Natural Resource Information System. Volume I. Overall Description.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing the need for the development of a computer based information system which would handle remote sensing as well as conventional mapping data, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management contracted with Boeing Computer Services for the design and construction of a prototype Natural Resource Information System. The…

Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Seattle, WA.

116

Human resources management main role in information technology project management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today the information technology is indeed a base of development for countries and a benchmark practice for leading and successful organizations. Success in this area depends on the success of micro and macro projects of information technology, and this success is not achievable unless all aspects, especially the most valuable element, e.g. the human resources, are considered. Because the policies

Hamid Tohidi

2011-01-01

117

Providing Access to Electronic Information Resources in Further Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to provide a baseline for future studies on the provision and support for the use of digital or electronic information services (EIS) in further education. The analysis presented is based on a multi-level model of access, which encompasses access to and availability of information and communication technology (ICT) resources,…

Banwell, Linda; Ray, Kathryn; Coulson, Graham; Urquhart, Christine; Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris; Thomas, Rhian; Spink, Sin; Yeoman, Alison; Fenton, Roger; Rowley, Jennifer

2004-01-01

118

Inference and Information Resources: A design case study  

E-print Network

.Fields Nicholas.Merriam g@cs.york.ac.uk Abstract. Much attention has been paid in HCI to techniques for designingInference and Information Resources: A design case study R.E. Fields and N.A. Merriam Human, however, are highly information intensive, and the way in which a human-machine cognitive system makes

Fields, Bob

119

Building an Information Resource Center for Competitive Intelligence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines considerations in the design of a Competitive Intelligence Information Resource Center (CIIRC), which is needed by business organizations for effective strategic decision making. Discussed are user needs, user participation, information sources, technology and interface design, operational characteristics, and planning for implementation.…

Martin, J. Sperling

1992-01-01

120

Strategic Plan for Information Resources, 1999-2003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This information resources (IR) planning document for Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas) is divided into three main sections corresponding to the organization of IR among three departments. The University Information Systems section contains: an executive summary; introduction/IR vision; external/internal assessment of planning factors and…

Jennings, Michael A.

121

CPMCnet: an integrated information and internet resource.  

PubMed Central

The Network and Computer Systems department of the Health Sciences Library developed CPMCnet, an UNIX-based information and Internet server at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The project linked Gopher and World-Wide Web protocols as well as clients into an integrated application, providing the advantages of both. Development and use of CPMCnet has opened new channels of communication among information providers and end-users. PMID:7950084

Kahn, R. M.; Molholt, P.; Zucker, J.

1994-01-01

122

Information empowerment: predeparture resource training for students in global health*  

PubMed Central

The Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) collaborates with health sciences schools to provide information skills instruction for students preparing for international experiences. THL enhances students' global health learning through predeparture instruction for students who are involved in global health research, clinical internships, and international collaborations. This includes teaching international literature searching skills, providing country-specific data sources, building awareness of relevant mobile resources, and encouraging investigation of international news. Information skills empower creation of stronger global partnerships. Use of information resources has enhanced international research and training experiences, built lifelong learning foundations, and contributed to the university's global engagement. THL continues to assess predeparture instruction. PMID:24860266

Rana, Gurpreet K.

2014-01-01

123

The effects of extending the spectral information acquired by a photon-counting detector for spectral CT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Photon-counting x-ray detectors with pulse-height analysis provide spectral information that may improve material decomposition and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in CT images. The number of energy measurements that can be acquired simultaneously on a detector pixel is equal to the number of comparator channels. Some spectral CT designs have a limited number of comparator channels, due to the complexity of readout electronics. The spectral information could be extended by changing the comparator threshold levels over time, sub pixels, or view angle. However, acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels increases the noise and/or dose, due to differences in noise correlations across energy measurements and decreased dose utilisation. This study experimentally quantified the effects of acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels using a bench-top spectral CT system. An analytical and simulation study modeling an ideal detector investigated whether there was a net benefit for material decomposition or optimal energy weighting when acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels. Experimental results demonstrated that in a two-threshold acquisition, acquiring the high-energy measurement independently from the low-energy measurement increased noise standard deviation in material-decomposition basis images by factors of 1.5–1.7 due to changes in covariance between energy measurements. CNR in energy-weighted images decreased by factors of 0.92–0.71. Noise standard deviation increased by an additional factor of \\sqrt{2} due to reduced dose utilisation. The results demonstrated no benefit for two-material decomposition noise or energy-weighted CNR when acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels. Understanding the noise penalty of acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels is important for designing spectral detectors and for designing experiments and interpreting data from prototype systems with a limited number of comparator channels.

Gilat Schmidt, Taly; Zimmerman, Kevin C.; Sidky, Emil Y.

2015-02-01

124

The effects of extending the spectral information acquired by a photon-counting detector for spectral CT.  

PubMed

Photon-counting x-ray detectors with pulse-height analysis provide spectral information that may improve material decomposition and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in CT images. The number of energy measurements that can be acquired simultaneously on a detector pixel is equal to the number of comparator channels. Some spectral CT designs have a limited number of comparator channels, due to the complexity of readout electronics. The spectral information could be extended by changing the comparator threshold levels over time, sub pixels, or view angle. However, acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels increases the noise and/or dose, due to differences in noise correlations across energy measurements and decreased dose utilisation. This study experimentally quantified the effects of acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels using a bench-top spectral CT system. An analytical and simulation study modeling an ideal detector investigated whether there was a net benefit for material decomposition or optimal energy weighting when acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels. Experimental results demonstrated that in a two-threshold acquisition, acquiring the high-energy measurement independently from the low-energy measurement increased noise standard deviation in material-decomposition basis images by factors of 1.5-1.7 due to changes in covariance between energy measurements. CNR in energy-weighted images decreased by factors of 0.92-0.71. Noise standard deviation increased by an additional factor of [Formula: see text] due to reduced dose utilisation. The results demonstrated no benefit for two-material decomposition noise or energy-weighted CNR when acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels. Understanding the noise penalty of acquiring more energy measurements than comparator channels is important for designing spectral detectors and for designing experiments and interpreting data from prototype systems with a limited number of comparator channels. PMID:25615511

Schmidt, Taly Gilat; Zimmerman, Kevin C; Sidky, Emil Y

2015-02-21

125

Extraction of topographic and spectral albedo information from multispectral images.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A technique has been developed to separate and extract spectral-reflectivity variations and topographic informaiton from multispectral images. The process is a completely closed system employing only the image data and can be applied to any digital multispectral data set. -from Authors

Eliason, P.T.; Soderblom, L.A.; Chavez, P.A., Jr.

1981-01-01

126

Adaptive resource management and the value of information  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The value of information is a general and broadly applicable concept that has been used for several decades to aid in making decisions in the face of uncertainty. Yet there are relatively few examples of its use in ecology and natural resources management, and almost none that are framed in terms of the future impacts of management decisions. In this paper we discuss the value of information in a context of adaptive management, in which actions are taken sequentially over a timeframe and both future resource conditions and residual uncertainties about resource responses are taken into account. Our objective is to derive the value of reducing or eliminating uncertainty in adaptive decision making. We describe several measures of the value of information, with each based on management objectives that are appropriate for adaptive management. We highlight some mathematical properties of these measures, discuss their geometries, and illustrate them with an example in natural resources management. Accounting for the value of information can help to inform decisions about whether and how much to monitor resource conditions through time. ?? 2011.

Williams, B.K.; Eaton, M.J.; Breininger, D.R.

2011-01-01

127

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Climate Information Retrieval  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive map allows users to access climate information down to the county level for states or territories of the United States. The data includes wetlands, Temperature and Precipitation Summaries (TAPS), frost free days, and growing season. It is in table or text form, with metadata, and is downloadable.

128

Access Management for Networked Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes access management problems associated with networked information systems and the two major architectural approaches used to address them, including discussion of related policy issues such as privacy, accountability, and collection of management data. Focus is on the concerns of colleges and universities and on developing practical…

Lynch, Clifford

1998-01-01

129

INFORMATION ABOUT NARCOTICS - RESOURCE MATERIAL FOR TEACHERS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SHORT HISTORY OF NARCOTICS AND THEIR LEGAL CONTROL IN THE UNITED STATES IS PRESENTED WITH AN EXPLANATION OF ADDICTION AND METHODS OF ITS PREVENTION. TEACHERS ARE INFORMED OF WAYS IN WHICH TO IDENTIFY ADDICTED STUDENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY MAY BE CLOSELY OBSERVED IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES, AND ABNORMALITIES INVESTIGATED BY A PHYSICIAN.…

ABRAMS, IRVING; HAWKINS, BARBARA A.

130

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBanknucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through NCBI's Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, My NCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link(BLink), Electronic PCR,

David L. Wheeler; Tanya Barrett; Dennis A. Benson; Stephen H. Bryant; Kathi Canese; Vyacheslav Chetvernin; Deanna M. Church; Michael Dicuccio; Ron Edgar; Scott Federhen; Lewis Y. Geer; Yuri Kapustin; Oleg Khovayko; David Landsman; David J. Lipman; Thomas L. Madden; Donna R. Maglott; James Ostell; Vadim Miller; Kim D. Pruitt; Gregory D. Schuler; Edwin Sequeira; Steven T. Sherry; Karl Sirotkin; Alexandre Souvorov; Grigory Starchenko; Roman L. Tatusov; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Eugene Yaschenko

2007-01-01

131

Information-Efficient Spectral Imaging Sensor With Tdi  

DOEpatents

A programmable optical filter for use in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging employing variable gain time delay and integrate arrays. A telescope focuses an image of a scene onto at least one TDI array that is covered by a multispectral filter that passes separate bandwidths of light onto the rows in the TDI array. The variable gain feature of the TDI array allows individual rows of pixels to be attenuated individually. The attenuations are functions of the magnitudes of the positive and negative components of a spectral basis vector. The spectral basis vector is constructed so that its positive elements emphasize the presence of a target and its negative elements emphasize the presence of the constituents of the background of the imaged scene. This system provides for a very efficient determination of the presence of the target, as opposed to the very data intensive data manipulations that are required in conventional hyperspectral imaging systems.

Rienstra, Jeffrey L. (Albuquerque, NM); Gentry, Stephen M. (Albuquerque, NM); Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM)

2004-01-13

132

The Homeodomain Resource: sequences, structures and genomic information.  

PubMed

The Homeodomain Resource is a comprehensive collection of sequence, structure and genomic information on the homeodomain protein family. Available through the Resource are both full-length and domain-only sequence data, as well as X-ray and NMR structural data for proteins and protein-DNA complexes. Also available is information on human genetic diseases and disorders in which proteins from the homeodomain family play an important role; genomic information includes relevant gene symbols, cytogenetic map locations, and specific mutation data. Search engines are provided to allow users to easily query the component databases and assemble specialized data sets. The Homeodomain Resource is available through the World Wide Web at http://genome.nhgri.nih.gov/homeodomain PMID:9847220

Banerjee-Basu, S; Ferlanti, E S; Ryan, J F; Baxevanis, A D

1999-01-01

133

Health and medication information resources on the World Wide Web.  

PubMed

Health care practitioners have increasingly used the Internet to obtain health and medication information. The vast number of Internet Web sites providing such information and concerns with their reliability makes it essential for users to carefully select and evaluate Web sites prior to use. To this end, this article reviews the general principles to consider in this process. Moreover, as cost may limit access to subscription-based health and medication information resources with established reputability, freely accessible online resources that may serve as an invaluable addition to one's reference collection are highlighted. These include government- and organization-sponsored resources (eg, US Food and Drug Administration Web site and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Drug Shortage Resource Center Web site, respectively) as well as commercial Web sites (eg, Medscape, Google Scholar). Familiarity with such online resources can assist health care professionals in their ability to efficiently navigate the Web and may potentially expedite the information gathering and decision-making process, thereby improving patient care. PMID:23459284

Grossman, Sara; Zerilli, Tina

2013-04-01

134

Resources  

MedlinePLUS

... Depression - resources Diabetes - resources Digestive disease - resources Drug abuse - resources Eating disorders - resources Elder care - resources Epilepsy - resources Family troubles - resources Gastrointestinal ...

135

Iterative Evaluation of a Web-Based Health Information Resource  

PubMed Central

This paper presents the research process and methods used to evaluate and improve a web-based health information resource intended for the public. The resource is called Community Connect to Research (CC2R) (www.connecttoresearch.org). The research process was an iterative one that involved collaboration with many partners. Two formal evaluations were conducted in 2009 and 2010 using key informant interviews, usability interviews, focus groups, an online survey, and readability and suitability assessment tools. These methods provided us with users’ perspective on the overall design, content, and literacy demands of the web site as well as valuable feedback on their interaction with the web site. We subsequently redesigned CC2R, making significant improvements based on what we learned from the evaluation. The second evaluation revealed that the redesign addressed many issues found in the first evaluation and identified additional areas of possible improvement. Overall, both evaluations suggested that participants believed that the web site was useful and valuable, indicating that CC2R is indeed a health information resource that provides patients and families with accessible, relevant, and high-quality information. Our experience suggests that regular formal evaluation is an essential tool for effective ongoing enhancement of health information resources meant for the public. PMID:23577665

ROSENFELD, LINDSAY; SHEPHERD, AMY; AGUNWAMBA, AMENAH A.; McCRAY, ALEXA T.

2013-01-01

136

MCWAH POST-SHIFT FATIGUE RESOURCES Hospital resources and contact information for housestaff too fatigued to safely return home.  

E-print Network

MCWAH POST-SHIFT FATIGUE RESOURCES Hospital resources and contact information for housestaff too fatigued to safely return home. Revised: January 1, 2014 Specific room information is available\\MCWAH Post-Shift Fatigue Resources Table External Use Version 010114.docx #12;

137

Functional Requirements for Information Resource Provenance on the Web  

SciTech Connect

We provide a means to formally explain the relationship between HTTP URLs and the representations returned when they are requested. According to existing World Wide Web architecture, the URL serves as an identier for a semiotic referent while the document returned via HTTP serves as a representation of the same referent. This begins with two sides of a semiotic triangle; the third side is the relationship between the URL and the representation received. We complete this description by extending the library science resource model Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Resources (FRBR) with cryptographic message and content digests to create a Functional Requirements for Information Resources (FRIR). We show how applying the FRIR model to HTTP GET and POST transactions disambiguates the many relationships between a given URL and all representations received from its request, provides fine-grained explanations that are complementary to existing explanations of web resources, and integrates easily into the emerging W3C provenance standard.

McCusker, James P.; Lebo, Timothy; Graves, Alvaro; Difranzo, Dominic; Pinheiro da Silva, Paulo; McGuinness, Deborah L.

2012-06-19

138

Responding to GPs' information resource needs: implementation and evaluation of a complementary medicines information resource in Queensland general practice  

PubMed Central

Background Australian General Practitioners (GPs) are in the forefront of primary health care and in an excellent position to communicate with their patients and educate them about Complementary Medicines (CMs) use. However previous studies have demonstrated that GPs lack the knowledge required about CMs to effectively communicate with patients about their CMs use and they perceive a need for information resources on CMs to use in their clinical practice. This study aimed to develop, implement, and evaluate a CMs information resource in Queensland (Qld) general practice. Methods The results of the needs assessment survey of Qld general practitioners (GPs) informed the development of a CMs information resource which was then put through an implementation and evaluation cycle in Qld general practice. The CMs information resource was a set of evidence-based herbal medicine fact sheets. This resource was utilised by 100 Qld GPs in their clinical practice for four weeks and was then evaluated. The evaluation assessed GPs' (1) utilisation of the resource (2) perceived quality, usefulness and satisfaction with the resource and (3) perceived impact of the resource on their knowledge, attitudes, and practice of CMs. Results Ninety two out of the 100 GPs completed the four week evaluation of the fact sheets and returned the post-intervention survey. The herbal medicine fact sheets produced by this study were well accepted and utilised by Qld GPs. The majority of GPs perceived that the fact sheets were a useful resource for their clinical practice. The fact sheets improved GPs' attitudes towards CMs, increased their knowledge of those herbal medicines and improved their communication with their patients about those specific herbs. Eighty-six percent of GPs agreed that if they had adequate resources on CMs, like the herbal medicine fact sheets, then they would communicate more to their patients about their use of CMs. Conclusion Further educational interventions on CMs need to be provided to GPs to increase their knowledge of CMs and to improve their communication with patients about their CMs use. PMID:21933434

2011-01-01

139

The Impact of Internet Information Resources on Research Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1996 a team of researchers at the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) in Berkeley and the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) in Toronto began a three year study of U.S. federal alcohol control policy. This paper draws on anecdotal evidence from the Policy Project to make a case study of the impact of Internet information resources on the development and adaptation

Suzanne P. Johnson; Lise Anglin; Lynn T. Kavanagh; Thomas K. Greenfield; Norman A. Giesbrecht

1999-01-01

140

Information technologies for global resources management and environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Recent advances in computer and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to develop sophisticated information resources management systems for global resources management and environment assessment in an efficient, effective, and systematic manner. In this paper, the emerging global energy and environmental issues are identified. Since satellite-based remote sensing systems are becoming increasingly available and produce massive data collections, the utilization of imaging processing techniques and their applications for regional and global resources management and environmental studies are described. Interoperability and interconnectivity among heterogeneous computer systems are major issues in designing a totally integrated, multimedia-based, information resources management system that operates in a networking environment. Discussions of the future technology trends are focused on a number of emerging information management technologies and communications standards which will aid in achieving seamless system integration and offer user-friendly operations. It can be foreseen that advances in computer and communications technologies, increasingly sophisticated image processing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the development of globally comprehensive data bases will bring ``global visualization`` onto multimedia desktop computers before the end of this decade.

Campbell, A.P.; Wang, Hua

1992-09-01

141

Information technologies for global resources management and environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Recent advances in computer and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to develop sophisticated information resources management systems for global resources management and environment assessment in an efficient, effective, and systematic manner. In this paper, the emerging global energy and environmental issues are identified. Since satellite-based remote sensing systems are becoming increasingly available and produce massive data collections, the utilization of imaging processing techniques and their applications for regional and global resources management and environmental studies are described. Interoperability and interconnectivity among heterogeneous computer systems are major issues in designing a totally integrated, multimedia-based, information resources management system that operates in a networking environment. Discussions of the future technology trends are focused on a number of emerging information management technologies and communications standards which will aid in achieving seamless system integration and offer user-friendly operations. It can be foreseen that advances in computer and communications technologies, increasingly sophisticated image processing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the development of globally comprehensive data bases will bring global visualization'' onto multimedia desktop computers before the end of this decade.

Campbell, A.P.; Wang, Hua.

1992-01-01

142

Value of Cloud Computing by the View of Information Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent researches on Cloud Computing suggest that it is a new business model which can bring big benefits in sharing Information Resources to many companies and users. This paper analyzes some definitions of Cloud Computing and its features. To emphasize the future applications, the paper lists some instances about it. After that, it mines some values of Cloud Computing by

Chunlan Li; Zhonghua Deng

2011-01-01

143

The World at Your Fingertips Global Health Information Resources  

E-print Network

The World at Your Fingertips Global Health Information Resources: An Introductory Tour Gurpreet K. Rana, MLIS Global Health Coordinator Taubman Health Sciences Library preet@umich.edu #12;· establishing long-term goals and effective strategies to meet global health objectives · developing partnerships

Eustice, Ryan

144

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: Sustainable Agriculture Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains the following categories of information related to sustainable agriculture: Bibliographies of articles and research publications, searchable sites and databases, educational resources for elementary, high school, and college instructors, and lists of people and institutions that are involved in researching or promoting sustainable agriculture.

145

Multi-Spectral Face Recognition -Fusion of Visual Imagery with Physiological Information  

E-print Network

Multi-Spectral Face Recognition - Fusion of Visual Imagery with Physiological Information Pradeep for face recognition using visual imagery as well as the physiological information extracted from thermal face recognition methods. For each subject in the database, we store facial images collected

146

Access to Corporate Information Systems: Datafiles, Classified Documents, and Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles discuss aspects of corporate information systems: (1) "Packet Switching Networks: Worldwide Access to Corporate Datafiles" (Kurt O. Baumgartner); "Classified Documents in the Corporate Library" (Patricia M. Shores); and "From Library to Information Center: Case Studies in the Evolution of Corporate Information Resources" (Eva M.…

Baumgartner, Kurt O.; And Others

1988-01-01

147

Spatial information transmission beyond a system's diffraction limit using optical spectral encoding of the spatial frequency  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose optical spectral encoding of an object's spatial frequencies as a means of transmitting, through a low-numerical-aperture optical system, spatial information with an instantaneous spatial frequency bandwidth wider than the optical system's diffraction-limited bandwidth. We validate this new superresolution approach experimentally and demonstrate one of its possible practical implementations---wide-field spectrally encoded imaging that is sensitive to nanometre-scale local variations

S. A. Alexandrov; D. D. Sampson

2008-01-01

148

Resources  

Cancer.gov

Resources General Information Regarding CTRP AACI-NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Strategic Subcommittee Report: CTRP Reporting Objectives and Implementation Timeline, July 2011 (PDF, 1 MB) Helpful Tools CTRP User's Guides Troubleshooting

149

Continuous real-time water information: an important Kansas resource  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Continuous real-time information on streams, lakes, and groundwater is an important Kansas resource that can safeguard lives and property, and ensure adequate water resources for a healthy State economy. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates approximately 230 water-monitoring stations at Kansas streams, lakes, and groundwater sites. Most of these stations are funded cooperatively in partnerships with local, tribal, State, or other Federal agencies. The USGS real-time water-monitoring network provides long-term, accurate, and objective information that meets the needs of many customers. Whether the customer is a water-management or water-quality agency, an emergency planner, a power or navigational official, a farmer, a canoeist, or a fisherman, all can benefit from the continuous real-time water information gathered by the USGS.

Loving, Brian L.; Putnam, James E.; Turk, Donita M.

2014-01-01

150

On combining spectral and spatial information of hyperspectral image for camouflaged target detecting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Detecting enemy's targets and being undetectable play increasingly important roles in modern warfare. Hyperspectral images can provide large spectral range and high spectral resolution, which are invaluable in discriminating between camouflaged targets and backgrounds. As supervised classification requires prior knowledge which cannot be acquired easily, unsupervised classification usually is adopted to process hyperspectral images to detect camouflaged target. But one of its drawbacks—low detecting accuracy confines its application for camouflaged target detecting. Most research on the processing of hyperspectral image tends to focus exclusively on spectral domain and ignores spatial domain. However current hyperspectral image provides high spatial resolution which contains useful information for camouflaged target detecting. A new method combining spectral and spatial information is proposed to increase the detecting accuracy using unsupervised classification. The method has two steps. In the first step, a traditional unsupervised classifier (i.e. K-MEANS, ISODATA) is adopted to classify the hyperspectral image to acquire basic classifications or clusters. During the second step, a 3×3 model and spectral angle mapping are utilized to test the spatial character of the hyperspectral image. The spatial character is defined as spatial homogeneity and calculated by spectral angle mapping. Theory analysis and experiment shows the method is reasonable and efficient. Camouflaged targets are extracted from the background and different camouflaged targets are also recognized. And the proposed algorithm outperforms K-MEANS in terms of detecting accuracy, robustness and edge's distinction. This paper demonstrates the new method is meaningful to camouflaged targets detecting.

Hua, Wenshen; Liu, Xun; Yang, Jia

2013-12-01

151

Biomedical Applications of the Information-efficient Spectral Imaging Sensor (ISIS)  

SciTech Connect

The Information-efficient Spectral Imaging Sensor (ISIS) approach to spectral imaging seeks to bridge the gap between tuned multispectral and fixed hyperspectral imaging sensors. By allowing the definition of completely general spectral filter functions, truly optimal measurements can be made for a given task. These optimal measurements significantly improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and speed, minimize data volume and data rate, while preserving classification accuracy. The following paper investigates the application of the ISIS sensing approach in two sample biomedical applications: prostate and colon cancer screening. It is shown that in these applications, two to three optimal measurements are sufficient to capture the majority of classification information for critical sample constituents. In the prostate cancer example, the optimal measurements allow 8% relative improvement in classification accuracy of critical cell constituents over a red, green, blue (RGB) sensor. In the colon cancer example, use of optimal measurements boost the classification accuracy of critical cell constituents by 28% relative to the RGB sensor. In both cases, optimal measurements match the performance achieved by the entire hyperspectral data set. The paper concludes that an ISIS style spectral imager can acquire these optimal spectral images directly, allowing improved classification accuracy over an RGB sensor. Compared to a hyperspectral sensor, the ISIS approach can achieve similar classification accuracy using a significantly lower number of spectral samples, thus minimizing overall sample classification time and cost.

Gentry, S.M.; Levenson, R.

1999-01-21

152

30 CFR 250.246 - What mineral resource conservation information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What mineral resource conservation information must accompany the DPP or DOCD? 250.246 Section 250.246 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE,...

2010-07-01

153

1993 Fiscal Year Water Resources Division Information Guide  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This Guide briefly describes the Water Resources Division's mission, program, and organizational structure, and where and how to obtain specific types of hydrologic information. The Guide also contains a listing of addresses, telephone numbers, and office hours for Headquarters, Regional, District, and State offices. For some offices, two addresses are given: the mailing address of the office to which correspondence should be sent and the street address of the office. The map shows the location of the offices.

U.S. Geological Survey

1992-01-01

154

DIORAMA: dynamic information collection and resource tracking architecture.  

PubMed

DIORAMA is a real-time scalable decision support framework built on rapid information collection and accurate resource tracking functionalities. Using RFID technology the proposed system tracks emergency responders and victims at the disaster scene. DIORAMA improves the accuracy and decreases the time it takes rescuers to triage, treat and evacuate victims from a disaster scene, as compared to the traditional methods and process that involves using paper triage tags. The information can then be viewed from a website that shows a satellite image of the disaster area with icons representing the paramedics and victims. PMID:21097191

Ganz, Aura; Yu, Xunyi; Schafer, James; D'Hauwe, Sophie; Nathanson, Larry A; Burstein, Jonathan; Ciottone, Gregory R; Lord, Graydon

2010-01-01

155

Drug Information Units Project: A Resource Directory of Available Drug Education Information at Ashland Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography provides a list of print and nonprint materials available at Ashland Community College (ACC) that deal with drug abuse education and prevention, along with information on other resources. Information on title, vendor, purchase price, and author is available for 10 books; 18 booklets; 2 audiocassette programs; 13 miscellaneous…

Ashland Community Coll., KY.

156

76 FR 26235 - EPAAR Clause for Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Earned Value Management) is deleted...Information Resources Management Requirement...not-for-profit enterprise which is independently...governments and the private sector. This rule...Information Resources Management provides updates...directives for performance of the work...

2011-05-06

157

Spectral discrimination based on the optimal informative parts of the spectrum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developments in sensor technology boost the information content of imagery collected by space- and airborne hyperspectral sensors. The sensors have narrow bands close to each other that may be highly correlated, which leads to data redundancy. This paper first shows a newly developed method to identify the most informative spectral regions of the spectrum with the minimum dependency with each other, and second evaluates the land cover class separability on the given scenes using the constructed spectral bands. The method selects the most informative spectral regions of the spectrum with defined accuracy. It is applied on hyperspectral images collected over three different types of land cover including vegetation, water and bare soil. The method gives different band combinations for each land cover showing the most informative spectral regions; then a discrimination analysis of the available classes in each scene is carried out. Different separability measures based on the distribution of the classes and scatter matrices were calculated. The results show that the produced bands are well-separated for the given classes.

Hosseini Aria, S. E.; Menenti, M.; Gorte, B.

2012-11-01

158

Modelling multi-spectral LIDAR vegetation backscatter - assessing structural and physiological information content  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept for a new multi-spectral canopy LIDAR (MSCL) instrument was tested by simulating return waveforms using models providing tree structure (TREEGROW) and leaf reflectance (PROSPECT). The proposed instrument will take measurements at four different wavelengths, which were chosen according to physiological processes altering leaf reflectance. The modelling was used to assess both the structural and physiological information content such

Felix Morsdorf; Caroline Nichol; Timothy J. Malthus; Genevieve Patenaude; Iain H. Woodhouse

2008-01-01

159

A method for fast selecting feature wavelengths from the spectral information of crop nitrogen  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Research on a method for fast selecting feature wavelengths from the nitrogen spectral information is necessary, which can determine the nitrogen content of crops. Based on the uniformity of uniform design, this paper proposed an improved particle swarm optimization (PSO) method. The method can ch...

160

Review of the Water Resources Information System of Argentina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A representative of the U.S. Geological Survey traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 1986, to discuss water information systems and data bank implementation in the Argentine Government Center for Water Resources Information. Software has been written by Center personnel for a minicomputer to be used to manage inventory (index) data and water quality data. Additional hardware and software have been ordered to upgrade the existing computer. Four microcomputers, statistical and data base management software, and network hardware and software for linking the computers have also been ordered. The Center plans to develop a nationwide distributed data base for Argentina that will include the major regional offices as nodes. Needs for continued development of the water resources information system for Argentina were reviewed. Identified needs include: (1) conducting a requirements analysis to define the content of the data base and insure that all user requirements are met, (2) preparing a plan for the development, implementation, and operation of the data base, and (3) developing a conceptual design to inform all development personnel and users of the basic functionality planned for the system. A quality assurance and configuration management program to provide oversight to the development process was also discussed. (USGS)

Hutchison, N.E.

1987-01-01

161

Study on Collaboration Mechanisms of Information Resources Allocation Strategy in National Innovation System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract-Information resources allocation strategy is the foundation of allocation activities development, is the overall plan and arrangement for a long-term allocation goal, implementation program and operation mechanism. According to the national innovation and development requirements, this study combined synergetic theory with traditional information resources allocation theory to analyze information resources allocation strategy collaboration mechanisms and collaboration evolution processes in National

Zeng Jianxun; Zhao Yang; Zhang Xiaodong

2010-01-01

162

A "'Hothouse' of Information and Ideas?": ERIC Resources on the Internet and the Public Services Librarian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the structure and historical development of ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and describes resources now available through the Internet. Concludes that ERIC's commitment to the adoption of information technologies has allowed the system to redefine the nature of its information services and suggests these resources should be…

Walter, Scott

2001-01-01

163

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides a large suite of online resources for biological information and data, including the GenBank(®) nucleic acid sequence database and the PubMed database of citations and abstracts for published life science journals. Additional NCBI resources focus on literature (Bookshelf, PubMed Central (PMC) and PubReader); medical genetics (ClinVar, dbMHC, the Genetic Testing Registry, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database and MedGen); genes and genomics (BioProject, BioSample, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Gene, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Genome, HomoloGene, the Map Viewer, Nucleotide, PopSet, Probe, RefSeq, Sequence Read Archive, the Taxonomy Browser, Trace Archive and UniGene); and proteins and chemicals (Biosystems, COBALT, the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), Protein Clusters, Protein and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases). The Entrez system provides search and retrieval operations for many of these databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:25398906

2015-01-28

164

Oglala Lakota College/Agriculture Network Information Center: Bison Information Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Bison Information Resources website is offered by Oglala Lakota College Library in partnership with the Agriculture Network Information Center. The site provides links for a wide variety of useful bison information sites organized under nine categories including Bison Associations, Bison Behavior and Development, Bison Environment, and Bison Folklore, to name a few. The bison-related internet sites offer information about the history of the plains, raising bison, North American biomes, bison reproduction, and more. Note: some of the links are not currently working, but the site still provides a good collection of useful, active links and information.

165

European Networked Information Resources for Space and Earth Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Impressive developments can be observed of the so-called Networked Information Resource Discovery and Retrieval systems like Archie, Veronica, Gopher, World Wide Web, WAIS, Hyper-G etc. These systems have in common the utilization of the Internet and its client-server architectures. Most of the software of these systems has been put into the public domain and there is a permanent improvement of server technology, graphical clients and gateways to interconnect the systems. Standardization of client server protocols and of exchange data formats is evolving. This paper addresses the emerging Internet information service technologies by asking how they can be of use to the space and earth science communities. A number of European services - all still in demonstration status - are described. The paper considers both the information provider's and the user's point of view. We summarize the available and planned services, their inter-connectivity and the network protocols they use, giving examples in Astronomy, Earth Observation and Space Sciences. In particular, we try to extrapolate into the future on possibilities of providing comprehensive services using common network resources.

Ansari, S. G.; Albrecht, R.; Triebnig, G.

166

Simultaneously optimizing spatial spectral features based on mutual information for EEG classification.  

PubMed

High performance of the brain-computer interface (BCI) needs efficient algorithms to extract discriminative features from raw electroencephalography (EEG) signals. In this paper, we present a novel scheme to extract spatial spectral features for the motor imagery-based BCI. The learning task is formulated by maximizing the mutual information between spatial spectral features (MMISS) and class labels, by which a unique objective function directly related to Bayes classification error is optimized. The spatial spectral features are assumed to follow a parametric Gaussian distribution, which has been validated by the normal distribution Mardia's test, and under this assumption the estimation of mutual information is derived. We propose a gradient based alternative and iterative learning algorithm to optimize the cost function and derive the spatial and spectral filters simultaneously. The experimental results on dataset IVa of BCI competition III and dataset IIa of BCI competition IV show that the proposed MMISS is able to efficiently extract discriminative features from motor imagery-based EEG signals to enhance the classification accuracy compared to other existing algorithms. PMID:25122834

Meng, Jianjun; Yao, Lin; Sheng, Xinjun; Zhang, Dingguo; Zhu, Xiangyang

2015-01-01

167

Information Retrieval from SAGE II and MFRSR Multi-Spectral Extinction Measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Direct beam spectral extinction measurements of solar radiation contain important information on atmospheric composition in a form that is essentially free from multiple scattering contributions that otherwise tend to complicate the data analysis and information retrieval. Such direct beam extinction measurements are available from the solar occultation satellite-based measurements made by the Stratospheric and Aerosol Gas Experiment (SAGE II) instrument and by ground-based Multi-Filter Shadowband Radiometers (MFRSRs). The SAGE II data provide cross-sectional slices of the atmosphere twice per orbit at seven wavelengths between 385 and 1020 nm with approximately 1 km vertical resolution, while the MFRSR data provide atmospheric column measurements at six wavelengths between 415 and 940 nm but at one minute time intervals. We apply the same retrieval technique of simultaneous least-squares fit to the observed spectral extinctions to retrieve aerosol optical depth, effective radius and variance, and ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and water vapor amounts from the SAGE II and MFRSR measurements. The retrieval technique utilizes a physical model approach based on laboratory measurements of ozone and nitrogen dioxide extinction, line-by-line and numerical k-distribution calculations for water vapor absorption, and Mie scattering constraints on aerosol spectral extinction properties. The SAGE II measurements have the advantage of being self-calibrating in that deep space provides an effective zero point for the relative spectral extinctions. The MFRSR measurements require periodic clear-day Langley regression calibration events to maintain accurate knowledge of instrument calibration.

Lacis, Andrew A.; Hansen, James E. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

168

Combining spatial and spectral information to improve crop/weed discrimination algorithms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reduction of herbicide spraying is an important key to environmentally and economically improve weed management. To achieve this, remote sensors such as imaging systems are commonly used to detect weed plants. We developed spatial algorithms that detect the crop rows to discriminate crop from weeds. These algorithms have been thoroughly tested and provide robust and accurate results without learning process but their detection is limited to inter-row areas. Crop/Weed discrimination using spectral information is able to detect intra-row weeds but generally needs a prior learning process. We propose a method based on spatial and spectral information to enhance the discrimination and overcome the limitations of both algorithms. The classification from the spatial algorithm is used to build the training set for the spectral discrimination method. With this approach we are able to improve the range of weed detection in the entire field (inter and intra-row). To test the efficiency of these algorithms, a relevant database of virtual images issued from SimAField model has been used and combined to LOPEX93 spectral database. The developed method based is evaluated and compared with the initial method in this paper and shows an important enhancement from 86% of weed detection to more than 95%.

Yan, L.; Jones, G.; Villette, S.; Paoli, J. N.; Gée, C.

2012-01-01

169

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, the Genetic Testing Registry, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page. PMID:23193264

2013-01-01

170

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Website. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:22140104

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M.; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Krasnov, Sergey; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W. John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2012-01-01

171

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COGs), Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART) and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications is custom implementation of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of the resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:18940862

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Edgar, Ron; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Madden, Thomas L.; Maglott, Donna R.; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2009-01-01

172

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, PubReader, Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link, Primer-BLAST, COBALT, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, the Genetic Testing Registry, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, ClinVar, MedGen, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page. PMID:24259429

2014-01-01

173

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, PubReader, Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link, Primer-BLAST, COBALT, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, the Genetic Testing Registry, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, ClinVar, MedGen, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page. PMID:24259429

Acland, Abigail; Agarwala, Richa; Barrett, Tanya; Beck, Jeff; Benson, Dennis A.; Bollin, Colleen; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Church, Deanna M.; Clark, Karen; DiCuccio, Michael; Dondoshansky, Ilya; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Gorelenkov, Viatcheslav; Hoeppner, Marilu; Johnson, Mark; Kelly, Christopher; Khotomlianski, Viatcheslav; Kimchi, Avi; Kimelman, Michael; Kitts, Paul; Krasnov, Sergey; Kuznetsov, Anatoliy; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Murphy, Terence; Ostell, James; O'Sullivan, Christopher; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Don Preussm Kim D.; Rubinstein, Wendy; Sayers, Eric W.; Schneider, Valerie; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Siyan, Karanjit; Slotta, Douglas; Soboleva, Alexandra; Soussov, Vladimir; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Trawick, Bart W.; Vakatov, Denis; Wang, Yanli; Ward, Minghong; John Wilbur, W.; Yaschenko, Eugene; Zbicz, Kerry

2014-01-01

174

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Splign, ProSplign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), IBIS, Biosystems, Peptidome, OMSSA, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:21097890

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M.; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W. John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2011-01-01

175

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Website. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Splign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Genome and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, BioProject, BioSample, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Probe, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), Biosystems, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:22140104

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; Dicuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Krasnov, Sergey; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2012-01-01

176

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI Web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Primer-BLAST, COBALT, Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Splign, ProSplign, RefSeq, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, dbVar, Epigenomics, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA), the Molecular Modeling Database (MMDB), the Conserved Domain Database (CDD), the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool (CDART), IBIS, Biosystems, Peptidome, OMSSA, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All of these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:21097890

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Fingerman, Ian M; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Phan, Lon; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; Wilbur, W John; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2011-01-01

177

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  

PubMed

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, Reference Sequence, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Peptidome, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:19910364

Sayers, Eric W; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M; Dicuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Pruitt, Kim D; Schuler, Gregory D; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; John Wilbur, W; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2010-01-01

178

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

In addition to maintaining the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides analysis and retrieval resources for the data in GenBank and other biological data made available through the NCBI web site. NCBI resources include Entrez, the Entrez Programming Utilities, MyNCBI, PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, the NCBI Taxonomy Browser, BLAST, BLAST Link (BLink), Electronic PCR, OrfFinder, Spidey, Splign, Reference Sequence, UniGene, HomoloGene, ProtEST, dbMHC, dbSNP, Cancer Chromosomes, Entrez Genomes and related tools, the Map Viewer, Model Maker, Evidence Viewer, Trace Archive, Sequence Read Archive, Retroviral Genotyping Tools, HIV-1/Human Protein Interaction Database, Gene Expression Omnibus, Entrez Probe, GENSAT, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals, the Molecular Modeling Database, the Conserved Domain Database, the Conserved Domain Architecture Retrieval Tool, Biosystems, Peptidome, Protein Clusters and the PubChem suite of small molecule databases. Augmenting many of the web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets. All these resources can be accessed through the NCBI home page at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:19910364

Sayers, Eric W.; Barrett, Tanya; Benson, Dennis A.; Bolton, Evan; Bryant, Stephen H.; Canese, Kathi; Chetvernin, Vyacheslav; Church, Deanna M.; DiCuccio, Michael; Federhen, Scott; Feolo, Michael; Geer, Lewis Y.; Helmberg, Wolfgang; Kapustin, Yuri; Landsman, David; Lipman, David J.; Lu, Zhiyong; Madden, Thomas L.; Madej, Tom; Maglott, Donna R.; Marchler-Bauer, Aron; Miller, Vadim; Mizrachi, Ilene; Ostell, James; Panchenko, Anna; Pruitt, Kim D.; Schuler, Gregory D.; Sequeira, Edwin; Sherry, Stephen T.; Shumway, Martin; Sirotkin, Karl; Slotta, Douglas; Souvorov, Alexandre; Starchenko, Grigory; Tatusova, Tatiana A.; Wagner, Lukas; Wang, Yanli; John Wilbur, W.; Yaschenko, Eugene; Ye, Jian

2010-01-01

179

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Plastics Resource: Information on Plastics and the Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Plastics Council (APC) maintains the Plastics Resource: Information on Plastics and the Environment Web site. The APC, which is a major trade association for the US plastics industry, works to promote the benefits of plastics and the plastics industry. Visitors to the site can learn the development history of plastics and how they contribute to our health and safety in the Plastics 101 link. They can also find out how plastics are actually environmentally friendly, how much they really contribute to landfills, how plastic can protect the groundwater, and much more. Although the site is well designed and enjoyable to explore, readers should understand the likely biases associated with organization presenting the information.

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Poison Centers as Information Resources for Volunteer EMS in a Suspected Chemical Exposure  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the early part of chemical terrorism or hazardous materials events, protective actions and patient care require empirical decisions because reliable and accurate information may not be readily available. It has become increasingly important to identify reliable information resources that are the most likely to be accessed for information during these events. We sought to identify information resources that volunteer

Christian Martin-Gill; Alexander B. Baer; Christopher P. Holstege; David L. Eldridge; Jesse M. Pines; Mark A. Kirk

2007-01-01

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Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 8: Academic Computing and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on academic computing and library issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "Where's the Beef?: Implementation of Discipline-Specific Training on Internet Resources" (Priscilla Hancock and others); (2) "'What I Really Want…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

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CAISE: A NSF Resource Center for Informal Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Informal science education (ISE) is playing an increasingly important role in how and where the public engages with science. A growing body of research is showing that people learn the majority of their science knowledge outside of school (Falk & Dierking, 2010). The ISE field includes a wide variety of sources, including the internet, TV programs, magazines, hobby clubs and museums. These experiences touch large numbers of people throughout their lifetimes. If you would like to share your research with the public, ISE can be an effective conduit for meaningful science communication. However, because the ISE field is so diverse, it can be overwhelming with its multiple entry points. If you already are part of an ISE initiative, knowing how to access the most useful resources easily can also be daunting. CAISE, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, is a resource center for the ISE field funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAISE can help connect you to the knowledge and people of ISE, through its website, products and in-person convenings. The proposed CAISE presentation will outline the diversity of the field and concisely present data that will make the case for the impact of ISE. We will focus on examples of successful programs that connect science with the public and that bring together AAS's science research community with practitioners and researchers within ISE. Pathways to various ISE resources in the form of current CAISE initiatives will be described as well. The presentation will include an interview section in which a CAISE staff member will ask questions of a scientist involved in an ISE initiative in order to detail one example of how ISE can be a valuable tool for engaging the public in science. Time for audience Q&A also will be included in the session.

Dickow, Benjamin

2012-01-01

184

The Human Resources Department, Personnel Review Committee and the Office of Information Technology have  

E-print Network

The Human Resources Department, Personnel Review Committee and the Office of Information Technology on "Topics" in the header. Select "Human Resources". Click on the "Staff Achievement Form" link at the top-mailed to Human Resources for reporting purposes. How Do I Report My Information? We hope this process will assist

Adali, Tulay

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48 CFR 1804.470 - Security requirements for unclassified information technology (IT) resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01...for unclassified information technology (IT) resources...Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS...Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry...unclassified information technology (IT)...

2010-10-01

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INFORM Lab: a testbed for high-level information fusion and resource management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

DRDC Valcartier and MDA have created an advanced simulation testbed for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of Network Enabled Operations in a Coastal Wide Area Surveillance situation, with algorithms provided by several universities. This INFORM Lab testbed allows experimenting with high-level distributed information fusion, dynamic resource management and configuration management, given multiple constraints on the resources and their communications networks. This paper describes the architecture of INFORM Lab, the essential concepts of goals and situation evidence, a selected set of algorithms for distributed information fusion and dynamic resource management, as well as auto-configurable information fusion architectures. The testbed provides general services which include a multilayer plug-and-play architecture, and a general multi-agent framework based on John Boyd's OODA loop. The testbed's performance is demonstrated on 2 types of scenarios/vignettes for 1) cooperative search-and-rescue efforts, and 2) a noncooperative smuggling scenario involving many target ships and various methods of deceit. For each mission, an appropriate subset of Canadian airborne and naval platforms are dispatched to collect situation evidence, which is fused, and then used to modify the platform trajectories for the most efficient collection of further situation evidence. These platforms are fusion nodes which obey a Command and Control node hierarchy.

Valin, Pierre; Guitouni, Adel; Bossé, Eloi; Wehn, Hans; Happe, Jens

2011-05-01

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Conference Topic: Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Areas Management National Water Information Systems: A Tool to Support Integrated Water Resources  

E-print Network

of natural disasters; and reduced water quality due to pollution from industrial, agricultural and municipalConference Topic: Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Areas Management National Water Information Systems: A Tool to Support Integrated Water Resources Management in the Caribbean Marie-Claire St

Barthelat, Francois

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Prototype spectral analysis of water samples for monitoring and treatment of public water resources  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experimental measurements conducted in the laboratory, involving hyperspectral analysis of water samples taken from public water resources in the New York City metro area, have motivated a reevaluation of issues concerning the potential application of this type of analysis for water monitoring, treatment and evaluation prior to filtration. One issue concerns hyperspectral monitoring of contaminants with respect to types and relative concentrations. This implies a need for better understanding the statistical profiles of water contaminants in terms of spatial-temporal distributions of electromagnetic absorption spectra ranging from the ultraviolet to infrared, which are associated with specific water resources. This issue also implies the need for establishing correlations between hyperspectral signatures and types of contaminants to be found within specific water resources. Another issue concerns the use of absorption spectra for determining changes in chemical and physical characteristics of contaminants after application of water treatments in order to determine levels of toxicity with respect to the environment.

Lambrakos, S. G.; Lee, M.; Yapijakis, C.; Ramsey, L. S.; Huang, L.; Shabaev, A.; Massa, L.

2014-06-01

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25 CFR 162.520 - Who owns the energy resource information obtained under the WEEL?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...162.520 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER LEASES AND PERMITS Wind and Solar Resource Leases Weels § 162.520 Who owns the energy resource information obtained under the WEEL?...

2013-04-01

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25 CFR 162.520 - Who owns the energy resource information obtained under the WEEL?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...162.520 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER LEASES AND PERMITS Wind and Solar Resource Leases Weels § 162.520 Who owns the energy resource information obtained under the WEEL?...

2014-04-01

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75 FR 10225 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Language Resource Centers Program...  

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...Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Language Resource Centers Program; Notice Inviting...Description Purpose of Program: The Language Resource Centers (LRC) program provides...capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. Priorities: This notice contains...

2010-03-05

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Supplementary Information Potential for Electricity Generation from Renewable Resources and Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE)  

E-print Network

Supplementary Information Potential for Electricity Generation from Renewable Resources and Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) Electrical energy can be generated from renewable resources the potential to meet the worldwide demand of electricity and they contribute to the total generation

Suo, Zhigang

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Protein Information Resource: a community resource for expert annotation of protein data.  

PubMed

The Protein Information Resource, in collaboration with the Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences (MIPS) and the Japan International Protein Information Database (JIPID), produces the most comprehensive and expertly annotated protein sequence database in the public domain, the PIR-International Protein Sequence Database. To provide timely and high quality annotation and promote database interoperability, the PIR-International employs rule-based and classification-driven procedures based on controlled vocabulary and standard nomenclature and includes status tags to distinguish experimentally determined from predicted protein features. The database contains about 200,000 non-redundant protein sequences, which are classified into families and superfamilies and their domains and motifs identified. Entries are extensively cross-referenced to other sequence, classification, genome, structure and activity databases. The PIR web site features search engines that use sequence similarity and database annotation to facilitate the analysis and functional identification of proteins. The PIR-Inter-national databases and search tools are accessible on the PIR web site at http://pir.georgetown.edu/ and at the MIPS web site at http://www.mips.biochem.mpg.de. The PIR-International Protein Sequence Database and other files are also available by FTP. PMID:11125041

Barker, W C; Garavelli, J S; Hou, Z; Huang, H; Ledley, R S; McGarvey, P B; Mewes, H W; Orcutt, B C; Pfeiffer, F; Tsugita, A; Vinayaka, C R; Xiao, C; Yeh, L S; Wu, C

2001-01-01

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Visualisation of the information resources for cell biology Andrei Malchanau, Anton Nijholt and Hans E. Roosendaal  

E-print Network

Visualisation of the information resources for cell biology Andrei Malchanau, Anton Nijholt resources in cell biology. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.0 [Information Systems]: Information an implementation. Here we discuss a prototype of Habitable Interfaces for cell biology and, partially, the design

Nijholt, Anton

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Information Resources Management. Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation (6th, Helsinki, Finland, August 19-22, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 54 conference papers compiled in this proceedings include plenary addresses; reviews of Nordic databases; and discussions of documents, systems, services, and products as they relate to information resources management (IRM). Almost half of the presentations are in English: (1) "What Is Information Resources Management?" (Forest Woody Horton);…

Samfundet for Informationstjanst i Finland, Helsinki.

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* Contact Human Resources for more information Rev: 23-Apr-10 WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY  

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* Contact Human Resources for more information Rev: 23-Apr-10 WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY ____________________________, Employee Number (PRINT NAME) E ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, and WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY

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* Contact Human Resources for more information Rev: 05-Nov-13 WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

* Contact Human Resources for more information Rev: 05-Nov-13 WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY ____________________________, Employee Number (PRINT NAME) E ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, and WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY

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National Information and Materials Resources For Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Two-year college educators have shown strong interest in upgrading content and pedagogy for their curricula and individual courses. National Information and Materials Resources for Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Education describes several methods of providing these educators with information and materials resources from which to obtain useful approaches and specific teaching materials. The use of these resources avoids much of the initial effort in creating revised curricula and informs the educators about novel materials available from other sources. The primary focus of this paper is on the products and services of three national resource centers for advanced technological education funded by the National Science Foundation who have developed information clearinghouses.

Craft, Elaine

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Construction of filter vectors for the information-efficient spectral imaging sensor  

SciTech Connect

The information-efficient spectral imaging sensor (ISIS) seeks to improve system performance by processing hyperspectral information in the optical hardware. Its output may be a gray scale image in which one attempts to maximize the contrast between a given target and the background. Alternatively, its output may be a small number of images, rather than a full data cube, that retain the essential information required in the application. The principal advantage of ISIS is that it offers the discrimination of hyperspectral imaging while achieving the signal-to-noise ratio of multispectral imaging. The paper focuses on construction of the filter vectors that are needed to program ISIS. The instrument produces an image which is essentially a dot product of the scene and the filter vector. Both single vector and multiple vector approaches are considered. Also, they discuss some subtle points related to optimizing the filter vectors.

Stallard, B.R.; Gentry, S.M.

1998-12-01

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Smoothing parameter estimation framework for Markov random field by using contextual and spectral information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Markov random field (MRF) is currently the most common method to find the optimal solution for the classification of image data incorporating contextual visual information. The labeling for a site in MRF is dependent on smoothing parameters. Therefore, this paper deals with the development of a new robust two-step method to determine the smoothing parameter which balances spatial and spectral energies for the purpose of maximizing the classification accuracy. Multispectral images obtained by WorldView-2 satellite were employed in this research. In the first step, a support vector machine (SVM) was used to provide a vector of multi-class probability and a class label for each pixel. Then, the summation of the maximum probability of each pixel and its 8 neighbors is calculated for a dynamic block and this value is assigned to the central pixels of each block. The blocks of each class are sorted and an equal proportion of blocks of each class with the highest probability are selected. Then, the class codes and spectral information of the selected blocks are extracted from the classified map and multispectral image, respectively. This information is used to calculate class label co-occurrence matrices of the blocks (CLCMB), class label co-occurrence matrix (CLCM) and class separability indices. Finally, different smoothing parameters are calculated and the results show that estimated smoothing parameter can produce a more accurate map.

Aghighi, Hossein; Trinder, John

2013-10-01

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Remote sensing applications to Missouri environmental resources information system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An efficient system for retrieval of remotely sensed data to be used by natural resources oriented agencies, and a natural resources data system that can meet the needs of state agencies were studied. To accomplish these objectives, natural resources data sources were identified, and study of systems already in operation which address themselves to the more efficient utilization of natural resources oriented data was prepared.

Myers, R. E.

1977-01-01

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Multimedia vs. Print Information Resources: Information Location and Use, Motivation, and Learning Patterns for Children and Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In educational and training environments, teachers assign their students independent research tasks that require locating, gathering, synthesizing, and summarizing information from one or more information resources containing large, and sometimes overwhelming, amounts of information. This study explored the information location and use activities,…

Small, Ruth V.; Ferreira, Sueli M.

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NASA Earth Resources Survey Symposium. Volume 1-B: Geology, Information Systems and Services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A symposium was conducted on the practical applications of earth resources survey technology including utilization and results of data from programs involving LANDSAT, the Skylab earth resources experiment package, and aircraft. Topics discussed include geological structure, landform surveys, energy and extractive resources, and information systems and services.

1975-01-01

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Resource allocation robustness in multi-core embedded systems with inaccurate information  

E-print Network

execution time and the estimated exe- cution time may significantly affect the performance of resource the impacts of inaccurate execution time information to the performance of resource allocation. We propose parameters may affect the performance of resource allocations. Furthermore, we compare the performance

Quan, Gang

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The Importance of Structuring Information and Resources within Shared Workspaces during Collaborative Design Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates how the organization or structure of information and resources in shared workspaces influences team sharing and design learning. Two groupware products, BSCW and TikiWiki, were configured so that teams could structure and share resources. In BSCW the resources were structured hierarchically using folders and subfolders…

Nicol, David; Littlejohn, Allison; Grierson, Hilary

2005-01-01

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory information resources catalogue. A collection of energy efficiency and renewable energy information resources  

SciTech Connect

NREL`s first annual Information Resources Catalogue is intended to inform anyone interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies of NREL`s outreach activities, including publications and services. For ease of use, all entries are categorized by subject. The catalogue is separated into six main sections. The first section lists and describes services that are available through NREL and how they may be assessed. The second section contains a list of documents that are published by NREL on a regular or periodic basis. The third section highlights NREL`s series publications written for specific audiences and presenting a wide range of subjects. NREL`s General Interest Publications constitute the fourth section of the catalogue and are written for nontechnical audiences. Descriptions are provided for these publications. The fifth section contains Technical Reports that detail research and development projects. The section on Conference Papers/Journal Articles/Book Chapters makes up the sixth and final section of the catalogue.

Not Available

1994-12-31

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Implicit and explicit prior information in near-infrared spectral imaging: accuracy, quantification and diagnostic value  

PubMed Central

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) of tissue provides quantification of absorbers, scattering and luminescent agents in bulk tissue through the use of measurement data and assumptions. Prior knowledge can be critical about things such as (i) the tissue shape and/or structure, (ii) spectral constituents, (iii) limits on parameters, (iv) demographic or biomarker data, and (v) biophysical models of the temporal signal shapes. A general framework of NIRS imaging with prior information is presented, showing that prior information datasets could be incorporated at any step in the NIRS process, with the general workflow being: (i) data acquisition, (ii) pre-processing, (iii) forward model, (iv) inversion/reconstruction, (v) post-processing, and (vi) interpretation/diagnosis. Most of the development in NIRS has used ad hoc or empirical implementations of prior information such as pre-measured absorber or fluorophore spectra, or tissue shapes as estimated by additional imaging tools. A comprehensive analysis would examine what prior information maximizes the accuracy in recovery and value for medical diagnosis, when implemented at separate stages of the NIRS sequence. Individual applications of prior information can show increases in accuracy or improved ability to estimate biochemical features of tissue, while other approaches may not. Most beneficial inclusion of prior information has been in the inversion/reconstruction process, because it solves the mathematical intractability. However, it is not clear that this is always the most beneficial stage. PMID:22006905

Pogue, Brian W.; Davis, Scott C.; Leblond, Frederic; Mastanduno, Michael A.; Dehghani, Hamid; Paulsen, Keith D.

2011-01-01

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75 FR 51751 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; User Engagement Survey for Water Resources...  

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...Survey for Water Resources Forecasts and Climate Information AGENCY: National Oceanic...accessibility and utility of water and climate information and data, (2) assess participants...perceptions and knowledge about water and climate, and (3) evaluate user needs and...

2010-08-23

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Notes for the improvement of the spatial and spectral data classification method. [automatic classification and mapping of earth resources satellite data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report examines the spatial and spectral clustering technique for the unsupervised automatic classification and mapping of earth resources satellite data, and makes theoretical analysis of the decision rules and tests in order to suggest how the method might best be applied to other flight data such as Skylab and Spacelab.

Dalton, C. C.

1974-01-01

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50 CFR 660.30 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs...Fisheries § 660.30 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information—EFPs...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2013-10-01

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50 CFR 660.30 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs...Fisheries § 660.30 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information—EFPs...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2014-10-01

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50 CFR 660.30 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs...Fisheries § 660.30 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information—EFPs...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2011-10-01

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50 CFR 660.30 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs...Fisheries § 660.30 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information—EFPs...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2010-10-01

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50 CFR 660.30 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-EFPs...Fisheries § 660.30 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information—EFPs...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2012-10-01

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Summary of Information and Resources Related to Energy Use in Healthcare  

E-print Network

LBNL-2744E Summary of Information and Resources Related to Energy Use in Healthcare Facilities Division September 2009 #12;SUMMARY OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES RELATED TO ENERGY USE IN HEALTHCARE that it will be expanded and updated as part of an ongoing LBNL program in healthcare energy efficiency. The document

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Information Sources Used by Tourists: Resources Consulted by American, German, and Japanese Visitors to Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Taiwan travel information resources used by American, German, and Japanese tourists in 2006 are identified and analyzed in this study. Differences among demographic groups regarding types of information accessed, spending behaviors, and levels of satisfaction with available travel resources were examined. The study was based on analysis of…

Lu, Carol Yi-Rong

2009-01-01

217

International Virtual Observatory System for Water Resources Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sharing, accessing, and integrating hydrologic and climatic data have been identified as a critical need for some time. The current state of data portals, standards, technologies, activities, and expertise can be leverage to develop an initial operational capability for a virtual observatory system. This system will allow to link observations data with stream networks and models, and to solve semantic inconsistencies among communities. Prototyping a virtual observatory system is an inter-disciplinary, inter-agency and international endeavor. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) within the OGC Interoperability Program provides the process and expertise to run such collaborative effort. The OGC serves as a global forum for the collaboration of developers and users of spatial data products and services, and to advance the development of international standards for geospatial interoperability. The project coordinated by OGC that is advancing an international virtual observatory system for water resources information is called Climatology-Hydrology Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 (CHISP-1). It includes observations and forecasts in the U.S. and Canada levering current networks and capabilities. It is designed to support the following use cases: 1) Hydrologic modeling for historical and near-future stream flow and groundwater conditions. Requires the integration of trans-boundary stream flow and groundwater well data, as well as national river networks (US NHD and Canada NHN) from multiple agencies. Emphasis will be on time series data and real-time flood monitoring. 2) Modeling and assessment of nutrient load into the lakes. Requires accessing water-quality data from multiple agencies and integrating with stream flow information for calculating loads. Emphasis on discrete sampled water quality observations, linking those to specific NHD stream reaches and catchments, and additional metadata for sampled data. The key objectives of these use cases are: 1) To link observations data to the stream network, enabling queries of conditions upstream from a given location to return all relevant gages and well locations. This is currently not practical with the data sources available. 2) To bridge differences in semantics across information models and processes used by the various data producers, to improve the hydrologic and water quality modeling capabilities. Other expected benefits to be derived from this project include: - Leverage a large body of existing data holdings and related activities of multiple agencies in the US and Canada. - Influence data and metadata standards used internationally for web-based information sharing, through multiple agency cooperation and OGC standards setting process. - Reduction of procurement risk through partnership-based development of an initial operating capability verses the cost for building a fully operational system using a traditional "waterfall approach". - Identification and clarification of what is possible, and of the key technical and non-technical barriers to continued progress in sharing and integrating hydrologic and climatic information. - Promote understanding and strengthen ties within the hydro-climatic community. This is anticipated to be the first phase of a multi-phase project, with future work on forecasting the hydrologic consequences of extreme weather events, and enabling more sophisticated water quality modeling.

Leinenweber, Lewis; Bermudez, Luis

2013-04-01

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Effects of decreasing resolution on spectral and spatial information content in an agricultural area. [Pottawatmie study site, Iowa and Nebraska  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of decreasing spatial resolution from 6 1/4 miles square to 50 miles square are described. The effects of increases in cell size is studied on; the mean and variance of spectral data; spatial trends; and vegetative index numbers. Information content changes on cadastral, vegetal, soil, water and physiographic information are summarized.

1983-01-01

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Organic Food Production: Resource from the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) is a specialized segment of the National Agricultural Library. AFSIC provides this Web site as a collection of resources and information on organically produced foods. The site provides links to numerous government agencies and other organizations aimed at supporting organic agriculture. An assortment of AFSIC publications includes tips for searching for organic agriculture information, as well as compiled lists of resources on topics like organic gardening, marketing organic foods, and nutritive content of organically produced foods. This is a beneficial resource for those pursuing detailed information on organic food production.

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Species-specific Variation in the Importance of the Spectral Quality Gradient in Canopies as a Signal for Photosynthetic Resource Partitioning  

PubMed Central

• Background and Aims Plants adjust the distribution of photosynthetic capacity and chlorophyll to canopy density. The importance of the gradient in the red : far-red ratio (R : FR) relative to the irradiance gradient was studied for its perception with respect to this partitioning of photosynthetic resources. Whether the relative importance of these two signals varied between six species of different growth habit (Phaseolus vulgaris, Lysimachia vulgaris, Hedera helix, Ficus benjamina, Carex acutiformis and Brachypodium pinnatum) was investigated further. • Methods Single leaves of plants were shaded in daylight by a spectrally neutral filter or a leaf. In another experiment, leaves were treated with supplemental FR. In most cases, treatment effects were evaluated after 2 weeks. • Key Results Nitrogen and photosynthetic capacity (Amax) per leaf area, parameters pertaining to between-leaf resource partitioning, were strongly reduced in neutral shade but not additionally by spectral leaf shade. Supplemental FR reduced these parameters also, except in Carex. Acceleration of induction of senescence was observed in spectral leaf shade in primary bean leaves. Amax per unit chlorophyll, a parameter pertaining to within-leaf resource partitioning, was reduced in neutral shade, but not in spectral leaf shade or supplemental FR. • Conclusions Signalling mechanisms associated with perception of the R : FR gradient in canopies were less important than those associated with the irradiance gradient for between-leaf and within-leaf partitioning of photosynthetic resources. The relative importance of the signals differed between species because Carex was the only species for which no indications were found for an involvement of the spectral gradient in perception of canopy density. PMID:15374835

PONS, THIJS L.; de JONG-VAN BERKEL, YVONNE E. M.

2004-01-01

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Thesaurus of Water; Resources Terms. A Collection of Water Resources and Related Terms for Use in Indexing Technical Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the need for indexing documents and interest profiles within a selective dissemination of information (SDI) system, the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, has compiled this thesaurus of terms related to water resources. Development terms describing design and construction activities, as well as biological and physical…

Bureau of Reclamation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.

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The analysis of forest policy using Landsat multi-spectral scanner data and geographic information systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The role of Landsat multi-spectral scanner (MSS) data for forest policy analysis in the state of California has been investigated. The combined requirements for physical, socio-economic, and institutional data in policy analysis were studied to explain potential data needs. A statewide MSS data and general land cover classification was created from which country-wide data sets could be extracted for detailed analyses. The potential to combine point sample data with MSS data was examined as a means to improve specificity in estimations. MSS data was incorporated into geographic information systems to demonstrate modeling techniques using abiotic, biotic, and socio-economic data layers. The review of system configurations to help the California Department of Forestry (CDF) acquire the capability demonstrated resulted in a sequence of options for implementation.

Peterson, D. L.; Brass, J. A.; Norman, S. D.; Tosta-Miller, N.

1984-01-01

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Source Reconstruction for Spectrally-resolved Bioluminescence Tomography with Sparse A priori Information  

PubMed Central

Through restoration of the light source information in small animals in vivo, optical molecular imaging, such as fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) and bioluminescence tomography (BLT), can depict biological and physiological changes observed using molecular probes. A priori information plays an indispensable role in tomographic reconstruction. As a type of a priori information, the sparsity characteristic of the light source has not been sufficiently considered to date. In this paper, we introduce a compressed sensing method to develop a new tomographic algorithm for spectrally-resolved bioluminescence tomography. This method uses the nature of the source sparsity to improve the reconstruction quality with a regularization implementation. Based on verification of the inverse crime, the proposed algorithm is validated with Monte Carlo-based synthetic data and the popular Tikhonov regularization method. Testing with different noise levels and single/multiple source settings at different depths demonstrates the improved performance of this algorithm. Experimental reconstruction with a mouse-shaped phantom further shows the potential of the proposed algorithm. PMID:19434138

Lu, Yujie; Zhang, Xiaoqun; Douraghy, Ali; Stout, David; Tian, Jie; Chan, Tony F.; Chatziioannou, Arion F.

2009-01-01

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Annotated Bibliography of Global Resources Information Systems Related Publications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An annotated bibliography of work concerning geophysical data management systems is presented. Major topics under investigation include data acquisition, data storage, long term data preservation, architecture, preprocessing, hydrology, land resources, geology, meteorology, and applications of remote sensing techniques.

Estes, J. E.; Star, J. L. (principal investigators); Cosentino, M. J.; Mann, L. J.

1984-01-01

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Requirements for the Effective Use of the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC) -- Determined by Field Evaluation  

E-print Network

A study designed to analyze two information services provided by the Water Resources Scientific Information Center is described. The study was conducted to assess the monetary value and acceptability to users of the Selected Water Resources...

Herbich, J. B.; Smith, E. B.; Benson, J. D.

1969-11-15

226

78 FR 25267 - Request for Information To Inform Hydraulic Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources  

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...Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources AGENCY: Environmental...impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources from April 30, 2013...between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. The EPA...

2013-04-30

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77 FR 67361 - Request for Information To Inform Hydraulic Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources  

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...Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources AGENCY: Environmental...impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. DATES: EPA will accept...between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. EPA is...

2012-11-09

228

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information: 2002 update  

Microsoft Academic Search

In addition to maintaining the GenBank nucleic acid sequence database, the National Center for Biotech- nology Information (NCBI) provides data analysis and retrieval resources that operate on the data in GenBank and a variety of other biological data made available through NCBI's web site. NCBI data retrieval resources include Entrez, PubMed, LocusLink and the Taxonomy Browser. Data analysis resources include

David L. Wheeler; Deanna M. Church; Alex E. Lash; Detlef D. Leipe; Thomas L. Madden; Joan U. Pontius; Gregory D. Schuler; Lynn M. Schriml; Tatiana A. Tatusova; Lukas Wagner; Barbara A. Rapp

2002-01-01

229

International Students Using Online Information Resources to Learn: Complex Experience and Learning Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study that investigated 25 international students' use of online information resources for study purposes at two Australian universities. Using an expanded critical incident approach, the study viewed international students through an information literacy lens, as information-using learners.…

Hughes, Hilary

2013-01-01

230

High-Technology Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Firm Informality and Contextualization of Resource-Based Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

High-technology entrepreneurship in emerging economies takes place in a context very different from that of developed economies. In large measure, this difference is due to greater resource constraints and higher levels of firm informality in emerging economies. In this study, we examine formal versus informal young high-technology ventures, assessing the extent to which firm informality moderates the relationship between technology

Ana Cristina O. Siqueira; Garry D. Bruton

2010-01-01

231

Computer Information Systems Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) delivers resources that advance computing as a science  

E-print Network

and assurance practices. The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)®is a not-for-profit, internationalComputer Information Systems Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) delivers resources and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle needs of an enterprise Information Systems Audit

232

LolliPop for Learning Resources: Information Literacy Staff Training within Further Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper looks at how the provision of information literacy training is supported in the further education sector. Using a case study, the results demonstrate how an online information literacy programme can be used as a staff development tool, in order that Learning Resources staff are better equipped to support students in their information

Appleton, Leo

2010-01-01

233

Integrating Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) through Resource-Based School Projects: An Interpretive Exploration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resource-based school projects have good potential to be an effective approach in information literacy instruction (ILI). These projects offer the opportunity for students to engage in information problem-solving learning activities and employ various learning skills, including information literacy (IL). The researchers seek to explore ILI through…

Yu, Halida; Noordin, Siti Arpah; Mokhtar, Sobariah Awang; Abrizah, A.

2011-01-01

234

Econ Ed & the Fed: Resources and Information for Educators, 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Fall 2001-Spring 2002 newsletter provides resources and information to educators, particularly economics, history, social studies, and business educators, throughout the western district of the Federal Reserve System. The goal of the newsletter is to highlight new Federal Reserve teaching materials and resources, including Web sites,…

Strahm, Sharon, Ed.

2001-01-01

235

Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) begins with a list of staff, a letter for the Chairman of the Board, and a message from the CLIR President. Activities for 1999-2000 in the following areas are then summarized: (1) resources for scholarship, including the artifact in library collections,…

Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.

236

Gulf Coast Hurricanes Selected Resources in the NOAA Libraries and Information Network  

E-print Network

Gulf Coast Hurricanes Selected Resources in the NOAA Libraries and Information Network Prepared to the rich collection of historical and current resources on Gulf Coast hurricanes held by the NOAA Libraries) chronologically by named hurricane, and 2) Topically by: Climatology, History, Storm Surge, and Other

237

Geographical information system (GIS) applied to fisheries data: The case of Italian demersal resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY - A project funded by the European Commission to produce charts for the distribution of demersal fish resources has been the occasion to implement the first nucleus of a GIS (Geographical Information System) of the fisheries resources in the Italian seas. The aim of the system is to structure and manage both geographic and alphanumeric data to allow a

F. Corsi; S. Agnesi; P. Schintu; G. Ardizzone

238

New Mexico practitioners' access to and satisfaction with online clinical information resources: an interview study using qualitative data analysis software*†  

PubMed Central

Questions: What information resources are available to health care practitioners not affiliated with the University of New Mexico? How satisfied are they with those resources? Setting: The state is rural and medically underserved. Methods: The authors interviewed practitioners, using a nine-item guide. Interview transcripts were coded using QSR NVivo 9 software. Main Results: Fifty-one practitioners were interviewed. Most use online information resources. Many have access to a point-of-care resource within an electronic health records system. They often expressed dissatisfaction with available patient education resources. Conclusion: New Mexico practitioners routinely use electronic information resources but indicate they need better patient information. PMID:25552942

Bradley, Patricia V.; Getrich, Christina M.; Hannigan, Gale G.

2015-01-01

239

Organizational Schemes of Information Resources in Top 50 Academic Business Library Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the organizational schemes of information resources found in top 50 academic business library websites through content analysis and discusses the development and evaluation of the identified schemes.

Kim, Soojung; DeCoster, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

240

Pfiesteria-related educational products and information resources available to the public, health officials, and researchers.  

PubMed Central

Public and political concerns about Pfiesteria from 1997 to the present vastly exceed the attention given to other harmful algal bloom (HAB) issues in the United States. To some extent, the intense focus on Pfiesteria has served to increase attention on HABs in general. Given the strong and continuing public, political, and research interests in Pfiesteria piscicida Steidinger & Burkholder and related organisms, there is a clear need for information and resources of many different types. This article provides information on Pfiesteria-related educational products and information resources available to the general public, health officials, and researchers. These resources are compiled into five categories: reports; website resources; state outreach and communication programs; fact sheets; and training manuals and documentaries. Over the last few years there has been rapid expansion in the amount of Pfiesteria-related information available, particularly on the Internet, and it is scattered among many different sources. PMID:11677177

Kleindinst, J L; Anderson, D M

2001-01-01

241

76 FR 34684 - Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs for Resource Assessment and Design...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs for Resource...Conditions AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION:...

2011-06-14

242

78 FR 13366 - Information Collection Request: Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) User...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is OBP's online, collaborative, information- sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive...

2013-02-27

243

The use of interactive graphical maps for browsing medical/health Internet information resources  

PubMed Central

As online information portals accumulate metadata descriptions of Web resources, it becomes necessary to develop effective ways for visualising and navigating the resultant huge metadata repositories as well as the different semantic relationships and attributes of described Web resources. Graphical maps provide a good method to visualise, understand and navigate a world that is too large and complex to be seen directly like the Web. Several examples of maps designed as a navigational aid for Web resources are presented in this review with an emphasis on maps of medical and health-related resources. The latter include HealthCyberMap maps , which can be classified as conceptual information space maps, and the very abstract and geometric Visual Net maps of PubMed (for demos). Information resources can be also organised and navigated based on their geographic attributes. Some of the maps presented in this review use a Kohonen Self-Organising Map algorithm, and only HealthCyberMap uses a Geographic Information System to classify Web resource data and render the maps. Maps based on familiar metaphors taken from users' everyday life are much easier to understand. Associative and pictorial map icons that enable instant recognition and comprehension are preferred to geometric ones and are key to successful maps for browsing medical/health Internet information resources. PMID:12556244

Boulos, Maged N Kamel

2003-01-01

244

Directory of Vocational Information Resources in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The directory surveys sources of vocational information in each of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. For each of these, the directory provides the following information: the name, address, and phone number of the State Research Coordinating Unit Director; similar information for…

Schreiber, Marilyn, Comp.

245

Information literacy: a resource for nurses as lifelong learners  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of information technologies throughout the world continues to increase rapidly andinexorably. Information exchange is rapidly becoming a major economic commodity. The short half-life of professional and technical knowledge necessitates nursing graduates having generic qualities that will enable them to adapt to technical change and cope with an ‘information overabundant environment’. Today's nurses must have the capacity to access

Irene Doskatsch

1998-01-01

246

Government & Social Science Information: European Union Internet Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. It provides a list of EU servers including those related to Information and R & D Activities, an EU FAQ and other University EU links.

1995-01-01

247

Help Wanted: Job & Career Information Resources. RUSA Occasional Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book highlights techniques that can be implemented to build library collections on jobs and careers. The authors explore demographic and economic changes that influence the job market and the future of the workforce. They also examine how resources have shifted from books to collections incorporating Web pages, CD-ROMs, and audiovisual…

White, Gary W., Ed.

248

Pennsylvania StreamStats--A web-based application for obtaining water-resource-related information  

USGS Publications Warehouse

StreamStats is a national web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) application, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., to provide a variety of water-resource-related information. Users can easily obtain descriptive information, basin characteristics, and streamflow statistics for USGS streamgages and ungaged stream locations throughout Pennsylvania. StreamStats also allows users to search upstream and (or) downstream from user-selected points to identify locations of and obtain information for water-resource-related activities, such as dams and streamgages.

Stuckey, Marla H.; Hoffman, Scott A.

2010-01-01

249

Distributed quantum-information processing with minimal local resources  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a protocol for growing graph states, the resource for one-way quantum computing, when the available entanglement mechanism is highly imperfect. The distillation protocol is frugal in its use of ancilla qubits, requiring only a single ancilla qubit when the noise is dominated by one Pauli error, and two for a general noise model. The protocol works with such scarce local resources by never postselecting on the measurement outcomes of purification rounds. We find that such a strategy causes fidelity to follow a biased random walk, and that a target fidelity is likely to be reached more rapidly than for a comparable postselecting protocol. An analysis is presented of how imperfect local operations limit the attainable fidelity. For example, a single Pauli error rate of 20% can be distilled down to ˜10 times the imperfection in local operations.

Campbell, Earl T.

2007-10-01

250

Geographic Information Systems: A Kaleidoscope. Resources in Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a combination of maps and databases that provides geographical information not otherwise possible. The result of combining street data and geographic data is a precision map showing exact street locations. GIS can be used by delivery people, emergency vehicles, and taxicabs. (JOW)

Deal, Walter F.

1998-01-01

251

U. S. Department of Education Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategic Plan, FY2010-2014. Version 1.5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) has primary responsibility to ensure that Information Technology (IT) is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner consistent with statutory, regulatory, and Departmental requirements and priorities. This Department Information Resources

US Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

252

A service-portlet based visual paradigm for personalized convergence of information resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

It gains more and more attentions on how to enable users to dynamically construct and reconstruct Web applications of information convergence in run time to resolving urgent and unplanned business requirements. Visual programming environment, information resources virtualization and management, and visual representation of user-defined applications are important and challenging issues in dynamically constructing these applications. To address these needs, a

Yongshan Wei; Zhonglin Sun; Xin Chen; Feng Zhang

2009-01-01

253

A Tactical Information Management Middleware for Resource-constrained Mobile P2P Networks*  

E-print Network

1 A Tactical Information Management Middleware for Resource-constrained Mobile P2P Networks* Bo Xu1 University of Science and Technology, USA Abstract-- In this paper we provide an architecture for Tactical-based data dissemination, and the use of a tactical information management query language. These ideas

Wolfson, Ouri E.

254

The Identification of Missing Information Resources through the Query Difference Operator  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we consider the processing of queries posed over multiple information resources that advertise their contents in terms of globally available, domain-specific on- tologies. We describe a technique to identify the exact por- tion of a user's query that may not be answered by the set of available information agents. This is achieved by rea- soning over the

Michael Minock; Marek Rusinkiewicz; Brad Perry

1999-01-01

255

Evaluation of an Information Resource for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to evaluate a newly created information resource book for parents of children newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder entitled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Information for Parents." A purposive sample of 13 participants (comprised of mothers of children with ASD and ASD service providers) participated in 1 of 3 focus groups.…

Mulligan, Janice; Steel, Lee; MacCulloch, Radha; Nicholas, David

2010-01-01

256

Evaluation of an Information Resource for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to evaluate a newly created information resource book for parents of children newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder entitled Autism Spectrum Disorder: Information for Parents. A purposive sample of 13 participants (comprised of mothers of children with ASD and ASD service providers) participated in 1 of 3 focus groups. Focus group participants provided their feedback regarding the

Janice Mulligan; Lee Steel; Radha MacCulloch; David Nicholas

2010-01-01

257

Virtual HR: The Impact of Information Technology on the Human Resource Professional.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses from 357 complete pairs of human resources executives and professionals from the same company showed that information technology has increased autonomy, the responsiveness of their information dissemination, and networking with other professionals; they spend more time in technology support activities. Organizational climate moderated…

Gardner, Sharyn D.; Lepak, David P.; Bartol, Kathyrn M.

2003-01-01

258

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources: A Report to the OCLC Membership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources" (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative sample of…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2005

2005-01-01

259

Atmospheric Sciences Information Resources in the United States--An Overview for Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an overview of the types of information and information sources available in the field of atmospheric sciences. Included are major library collections; organizations; government programs, including air pollution control regulations; electronic databases; and networking resources. Addresses are provided for all sources, and definitions of…

Layman, Mary; Smith, Shirley

1993-01-01

260

Education and Information for Practicing School Nurses: Which Technology-Supported Resources Meet Their Needs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School nurses care for children with a variety of health-related conditions and they need information about managing these conditions, which is accessible, current, and useful. The goal of this literature review was to gather and synthesize information on technology-supported resources and to determine which met the educational needs of school…

Anderson, Lori S.; Enge, Karmin J.

2012-01-01

261

48 CFR 1852.204-76 - Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Acquisition Regulations System 6 2014-10-01...2014-10-01 false Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources...Acquisition Regulations System NATIONAL AERONAUTICS...or management information) that is processed...stored on an IT system(s) in the... (3) IT Security Management...

2014-10-01

262

Partnerships against Violence: Information Sources, Funding, and Technical Assistance. Volume 2: Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume represents the first step in an effort to build a central repository of promising anti-violence programs. The goal is to integrate information and to remove barriers to information-sharing. Part of a cooperative venture in the federal government, this resource guide draws on material stored in more than 30 Federal clearinghouses and…

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

263

A Resource Guide for Information/Library Education in Developing Countries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated guide to resources on library and information science education in developing countries includes materials on library schools, training and education of library staff, and the progress of libraries in specific countries. Materials in the guide were selected from the indexes of Library Literature, Library and Information Science…

Zahari, Noor Liza Ahmad

264

Information and Resources for Caregivers: Sickle Cell Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... one to use relaxation techniques and other pain management strategies. Here is more information on relaxation techniques. Watch for signs of a sickle cell crisis. Help the patient rate and record their pain and fatigue in a daily journal. ...

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29.01.03.M1.17 Information Resources Privacy Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

on risk management considerations and business functions, the resource owner may determine that it would property as set forth in section 51.914 of the Texas Education Code · Medical Records #12;29.01.03.M1.17 Information Resources ­ Privacy Page 2 of 4 Information Resources (IR) - the procedures, equipment

266

Assessment of drug information resource preferences of pharmacy students and faculty.  

PubMed

A 39-item survey instrument was distributed to faculty and students at Wingate University School of Pharmacy to assess student and faculty drug information (DI) resource use and access preferences. The response rate was 81% (n?=?289). Faculty and professional year 2 to 4 students preferred access on laptop or desktop computers (67% and 75%, respectively), followed by smartphones (27% and 22%, respectively). Most faculty and students preferred using Lexicomp Online for drug information (53% and 74%, respectively). Results indicate that DI resources use is similar between students and faculty; laptop or desktop computers are the preferred platforms for accessing drug information. PMID:24860270

Hanrahan, Conor T; Cole, Sabrina W

2014-04-01

267

Uncertainty and Denial: A Resource-Rational Model of the Value of Information  

PubMed Central

Classical decision theory predicts that people should be indifferent to information that is not useful for making decisions, but this model often fails to describe human behavior. Here we investigate one such scenario, where people desire information about whether an event (the gain/loss of money) will occur even though there is no obvious decision to be made on the basis of this information. We find a curious dual trend: if information is costless, as the probability of the event increases people want the information more; if information is not costless, people's desire for the information peaks at an intermediate probability. People also want information more as the importance of the event increases, and less as the cost of the information increases. We propose a model that explains these results, based on the assumption that people have limited cognitive resources and obtain information about which events will occur so they can determine whether to expend effort planning for them. PMID:25426631

Pierson, Emma; Goodman, Noah

2014-01-01

268

Research on 3G Technologies-Based Agricultural Information Resource Integration and Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the urgent demand of agricultural information for farmers and quick development of telecommunications industry in china, the convenience, quickness and validity of agricultural information service are becoming more important. Now, the problem of the digital divide between rural and urban areas comes from the shortage of effective information transmission means. But the agricultural information services limited by network bandwidth and geography will be changed completely with the mobile phone network coverage to rural areas, especially TD-SCDMA network into rural areas in china. The paper will introduce the development of the 3G technologies-based effect on the agriculture informationization, and discuss the problems of agricultural information resource integration and service adapted to 3G technologies in detail, based on which a 3G technologies-based agricultural information resource application mobile service hierarchy (3GAIMSH) is provided.

Xie, Nengfu; Wang, Wensheng

269

TCIA: An information resource to enable open science.  

PubMed

Reusable, publicly available data is a pillar of open science. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is an open image archive service supporting cancer research. TCIA collects, de-identifies, curates and manages rich collections of oncology image data. Image data sets have been contributed by 28 institutions and additional image collections are underway. Since June of 2011, more than 2,000 users have registered to search and access data from this freely available resource. TCIA encourages and supports cancer-related open science communities by hosting and managing the image archive, providing project wiki space and searchable metadata repositories. The success of TCIA is measured by the number of active research projects it enables (>40) and the number of scientific publications and presentations that are produced using data from TCIA collections (39). PMID:24109929

Prior, Fred W; Clark, Ken; Commean, Paul; Freymann, John; Jaffe, Carl; Kirby, Justin; Moore, Stephen; Smith, Kirk; Tarbox, Lawrence; Vendt, Bruce; Marquez, Guillermo

2013-01-01

270

Design and implementation of an Internet-based health information resource  

Microsoft Academic Search

In support of its institutional mission of community service, the Medical College of Wisconsin created a digital library of health information. This Internet-based resource, named MCW HealthLink, provides health news and information geared to patients, their family members, and the community at large. Information is delivered through a World Wide Web site and an e-mail newsletter. The web and e-mail

Charles E. Kahn

2000-01-01

271

Earth and Planetary Science 120/Energy and Resources 130 Fall 2005 Analysis of Environmental Data Organizational Information  

E-print Network

Earth and Planetary Science 120/Energy and Resources 130 Fall 2005 Analysis of Environmental Data Organizational Information Registration: Earth and Planetary Science C120 -- or -- Energy and Resources C130

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

272

Who Knows? Selected Information Resources on International Social Affairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two annotated listings cite organizations, groups, and programs that provide information on international social affairs. The entries were selected from the data base of the National Referral Center of the Library of Congress. Listings are organized under the following headings: volunteer agencies; food; law; health; population; rural…

Feulner, John A., Comp.

273

Optimal allocation of resources in distributed information networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problems of file allocation and capacity assignment in a fixed topology distributed computer network are examined. These two aspects of the design are tightly coupled by means of an average message delay constraint. The objective is to allocate copies of information files to network nodes and capacities to network links so that a minimum cost is achieved subject to

Samy A. Mahmoud; J. Spruce Riordon

1976-01-01

274

Optimal allocation of resources in distributed information networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problems of file allocation and capacity assignment in a fixed topology distributed computer network are examined. These two aspects of the design are tightly coupled through an average message delay constraint. The objective is to allocate copies of information files to network nodes and capacities to network links so that a minimum cost is achieved subject to network delay

Samy A. Mahmoud; J. Spruce Riordon

1975-01-01

275

Customized Information Extraction as a Basis for Resource Discovery  

E-print Network

as WAIS and Glimpse), as part of the Harvest system. #12;1. Introduction Publishing tools like Gopher of locating information about networking protocols among the global set of Gopher data. A simple solution according to committee designations (such as X.25). Indexing the contents of Gopher documents would provide

Schwartz, Michael F.

276

Executive Guide to the Protection of Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this guide is to help the policy maker address a series of questions regarding the protection and safety of computer systems and data processed within his/her agency. It introduces information systems security concerns, outlines the management issues that must be addressed by agency policies and programs, and describes the essential…

Helsing, Cheryl; And Others

277

Sharing Administrative Information Resources through Office Systems Networks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By linking office systems technology with data processing operations within colleges, administrative support can be improved in the areas of: office records management, document creation and dissemination, management information, data processing, and office communications. Systems implementation efforts at Penn State are outlined. (Author/MLW)

Blunt, Charles R.; Hazboun, Kamal A.

1983-01-01

278

Coalition-Based Resource Negotiation for Multimedia Applications in Informationally Decentralized Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Designing efficient and fair solutions for dividing the network resources in a distributed manner among self-interested multimedia users is recently becoming an important research topic because heterogeneous and high bandwidth multimedia applications (users), having different quality-of-service requirements, are sharing the same network. Suitable resource negotiation solutions need to explicitly consider the amount of information exchanged among the users and the

Mihaela van der Schaar

2009-01-01

279

Value of information in natural resource management: technical developments and application to pink-footed geese  

PubMed Central

The “value of information” (VOI) is a generic term for the increase in value resulting from better information to guide management, or alternatively, the value foregone under uncertainty about the impacts of management (Yokota and Thompson, Medical Decision Making 2004; 24: 287). The value of information can be characterized in terms of several metrics, including the expected value of perfect information and the expected value of partial information. We extend the technical framework for the value of information by further developing the relationship between value metrics for partial and perfect information and describing patterns of their performance. We use two different expressions for the expected value of partial information to highlight its relationship to the expected value of perfect information. We also develop the expected value of partial information for hierarchical uncertainties. We highlight patterns in the value of information for the Svalbard population of the pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus), a population that is subject to uncertainty in both reproduction and survival functions. The framework for valuing information is seen as having widespread potential in resource decision making, and serves as a motivation for resource monitoring, assessment, and collaboration.

Williams, Byron K; Johnson, Fred A

2015-01-01

280

Advances in automatic extraction of earth resources information from multispectral scanner data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The basis of spectral discrimination was briefly examined indicating sources of variability which tend to obscure the spectral attributes of the classes of interest. Spatial and temporal discrimination bases are also discussed. Automatic processing functions, techniques and methods, and equipment are discussed with emphasis on techniques and equipment required for operational large area surveys with satellite data. Techniques for carrying out major functions of preprocessing for signature extension, feature extraction, discrimination, display, and applications modeling were examined. A multiplicative and additive signature correction technique and a proportion estimation technique are discussed. The development of the multivariate interactive digital analysis system multispectral processor system which represents a breakthrough in cost effective high throughput processing for large area surveys from satellites and aircraft is reviewed. Applications and results are discussed briefly for agricultural crop inventories, environmental monitoring, and resources surveys from ERIM LANDSAT and EREP investigations to indicate the substantial progress achieved to date.

Erickson, J. D.

1975-01-01

281

Information Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals, and Other Products  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site from the Integrative Medicine Service of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) provides oncologists and other healthcare professionals with objective information on medicinal herbs and other botanicals. Users may search for a particular plant name or browse the entire catalog by letter of the alphabet. Searches yield a clinical summary for each plant, a description of purported uses, information on adverse effects and drug interactions, and so on. The site also includes a News and Alerts section, a FAQs page (mostly about possible risks and complications), and evaluations of alternative or unproved cancer therapies. The general reader should also find this regularly updated Web site helpful, but MSKCC cautions against substituting the site "for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem."

282

Automatic extraction of rivers in tropical rain forests from JERS-1 SAR images using spectral and spatial information  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fully automated method of extracting narrow rivers in tropical rain forests from JERS-1 SAR images was implemented using both spectral and spatial information. The system was divided into extraction of narrow rivers that appear as a series of line-like blobs and extraction of wide rivers that appear as dark continuous line-like features. The method was assessed by comparing the

Takako Sakurai-Amano; Shogo Onuki; Mikio Takagi

2002-01-01

283

Development of an online information and support resource for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients considering surgery: perspectives of health care providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis who are considering spinal surgery face a major decision that requires access to in-depth information and support. Unfortunately, most online resources provide incomplete and inconsistent information and minimal social support. The aim of this study was to develop an online information and support resource for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients considering spinal surgery. Prior to

Radha MacCulloch; Joyce Nyhof-Young; David Nicholas; Sandra Donaldson; James G Wright

2010-01-01

284

Awareness and use of electronic information resources by education graduate students: Preliminary results from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to examine the use of electronic information resources by graduate students at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Fifty-nine graduate students affiliated with four Departments of Education voluntarily participated in the study. A specifically designed questionnaire was administered to gather information about the awareness of resources, the frequency of use, the kind of information

Aspasia Togia; Nikolaos Tsigilis

285

29.01.03.M1.33 Information Resources Firewalls Page 1 of 2 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

or hardware device or system that filters communications between networks that have different security domains with University Network and Information Systems (NIS). The NIS #12;29.01.03.M1.33 Information Resources, Subchapter C Rule 29.01.03.M1 Security of Electronic Information Resources Contact Office CONTACT: NIS

286

29.01.03.M1.22 Information Resources Vendor Access Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

29.01.03.M1.22 Information Resources ­ Vendor Access Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 29.01.03.M1.22 Information Resources ­ Vendor Access Approved July 18, 2005 Revised December 4, 2009 that will mitigate information security risks associated with vendor access. Reason for SAP Vendors play an important

287

Gene: a gene-centered information resource at NCBI.  

PubMed

The National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI) Gene database (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene) integrates gene-specific information from multiple data sources. NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) genomes for viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes are the primary foundation for Gene records in that they form the critical association between sequence and a tracked gene upon which additional functional and descriptive content is anchored. Additional content is integrated based on the genomic location and RefSeq transcript and protein sequence data. The content of a Gene record represents the integration of curation and automated processing from RefSeq, collaborating model organism databases, consortia such as Gene Ontology, and other databases within NCBI. Records in Gene are assigned unique, tracked integers as identifiers. The content (citations, nomenclature, genomic location, gene products and their attributes, phenotypes, sequences, interactions, variation details, maps, expression, homologs, protein domains and external databases) is available via interactive browsing through NCBI's Entrez system, via NCBI's Entrez programming utilities (E-Utilities and Entrez Direct) and for bulk transfer by FTP. PMID:25355515

Brown, Garth R; Hem, Vichet; Katz, Kenneth S; Ovetsky, Michael; Wallin, Craig; Ermolaeva, Olga; Tolstoy, Igor; Tatusova, Tatiana; Pruitt, Kim D; Maglott, Donna R; Murphy, Terence D

2015-01-28

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Earth resources shuttle imaging radar. [systems analysis and design analysis of pulse radar for earth resources information system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A report is presented on a preliminary design of a Synthetic Array Radar (SAR) intended for experimental use with the space shuttle program. The radar is called Earth Resources Shuttle Imaging Radar (ERSIR). Its primary purpose is to determine the usefulness of SAR in monitoring and managing earth resources. The design of the ERSIR, along with tradeoffs made during its evolution is discussed. The ERSIR consists of a flight sensor for collecting the raw radar data and a ground sensor used both for reducing these radar data to images and for extracting earth resources information from the data. The flight sensor consists of two high powered coherent, pulse radars, one that operates at L and the other at X-band. Radar data, recorded on tape can be either transmitted via a digital data link to a ground terminal or the tape can be delivered to the ground station after the shuttle lands. A description of data processing equipment and display devices is given.

1975-01-01

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Quantitative and comparative examination of the spectral features characteristics of the surface reflectance information retrieved from the atmospherically corrected images of Hyperion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The retrieval of surface reflectance information from the same single pixel of the Hyperion image atmospherically corrected by using image-based [internal average relative reflectance (IARR), log residuals, and flat field] and radiative transfer model (RTM)-based [the fast line-of-sight atmospheric analysis of spectral hypercubes (FLAASH) and the Atmospheric and Topographic Correction 2 (ATCOR-2)] approaches and the spectral feature characteristics of this information were quantitatively and comparatively examined based on measured ground spectral reflectance data. The spectral features quantitative analysis results of the reflectance data showed that spectral reflectances that are suitable and best fitting to the ground spectral reflectances which were obtained from the pixels of FLAASH, ATCOR-2, and flat field-corrected images, respectively. The retrieval of surface reflectance from the FLAASH-corrected image pixels, in general, produced high scores in spectral parameter analyses. Of the image-based approaches, only in flat field-derived reflectance data, results were obtained which are high and nearest to those of RTM and ground spectral reflectance data. Generally, low scores obtained in the spectral parameter analyses of the surface reflectance values retrieved from single pixels of IARR and log residuals-corrected images showed the results that fit worst to the measured ground spectral reflectance.

Kayadibi, Önder; Aydal, Do?an

2013-01-01

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Resources  

Cancer.gov

The Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) promotes the sharing and dissemination of laboratory tested technologies and reagents to benefit and promote research across the world.  To this regard, several key resources (i.e. data, software

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Resources  

Cancer.gov

Posted: June 23, 2014 Posted: June 23, 2014 Resources Helpful Tools International Collaboration in Clinical Trials Portal Find out how to collaborate with U.S. based research groups and get answers to commonly asked questions about collaborating

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Hydrological externalities and livelihoods impacts: Informed communities for better resource management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryHydrological knowledge or information has mostly remained in the domain of scientific community. The communities that interact with the hydrological aspects such as groundwater and surface water on a day to day basis are hardly aware of the information that could critically influence their livelihoods. From the perspective of the communities' information pertaining to groundwater aquifer characters, potential to provide the water resource, surface groundwater interactions in varying geo-hydrological conditions are important. The 'public good' nature of the resources and their linkages with ecological systems gives rise to externalities that could be pervasive. In a number of countries, especially the developing countries, groundwater is the single largest source of drinking as well as irrigation water. In the absence of scientific information with the communities, extraction of groundwater resources for productive purposes has become a risky venture leading to adverse impacts on livelihoods. The externalities associated with over exploitation of groundwater resources and the resulting widespread well failure is identified as one of the main reasons for pushing farmers into debt trap and one of the reasons for farmer suicides in India. The negative externalities are increasingly becoming severe in the context of climate variability. This paper attempts to highlight the importance of hydrological information to the user communities from a socioeconomic perspective using a newly developed framework 'REDUCE' based on theories of effective communication. It shows, based on the evidence, how farming communities are getting affected in the absence of the basic hydrological information across socioeconomic groups. It is argued, using relevant information that the negative externalities could be mitigated to a large extent with proper dissemination of information among the communities and capacitating them to measure and use the information on their own. In order to make the hydrological information relevant and useful for the communities at the macro level, there are six key areas to be addressed viz., Resource (water), Estimation or Evaluation, Distribution, Users, Communication and Execution. Ground water extraction and use is associated with mostly negative externalities. Estimation methods and scale are not commensurate with the users' needs. The natural distribution pattern of the groundwater accentuates the inequalities in its access and use. These inequalities could be corrected through proper policy interventions that pave the way for treating the resources as a common pool resource instead of allowing it to be exploited like a private resource. That is, the hydrological resources ought to be brought under the management regime with the help of policy and governance structures. Users neither have the wherewithal to obtain the right kind of information nor the ability to manage the resource judiciously without institutional support. In this context the communication part of the process of groundwater management becomes important. The external agencies like the NGOs, scientists and policy makers and implementers have to interact and provide the right kind of information packaged to suit the needs of the users. Innovative execution of policies through evolution of institutional mechanisms and user involvement is key to the success of groundwater management.

Reddy, V. Ratna

2012-01-01

293

NIASGBdb: NIAS Genebank databases for genetic resources and plant disease information.  

PubMed

The National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) is implementing the NIAS Genebank Project for conservation and promotion of agrobiological genetic resources to contribute to the development and utilization of agriculture and agricultural products. The project's databases (NIASGBdb; http://www.gene.affrc.go.jp/databases_en.php) consist of a genetic resource database and a plant diseases database, linked by a web retrieval database. The genetic resources database has plant and microorganism search systems to provide information on research materials, including passport and evaluation data for genetic resources with the desired properties. To facilitate genetic diversity research, several NIAS Core Collections have been developed. The NIAS Rice (Oryza sativa) Core Collection of Japanese Landraces contains information on simple sequence repeat (SSR) polymorphisms. SSR marker information for azuki bean (Vigna angularis) and black gram (V. mungo) and DNA sequence data from some selected Japanese strains of the genus Fusarium are also available. A database of plant diseases in Japan has been developed based on the listing of common names of plant diseases compiled by the Phytopathological Society of Japan. Relevant plant and microorganism genetic resources are associated with the plant disease names by the web retrieval database and can be obtained from the NIAS Genebank for research or educational purposes. PMID:20952407

Takeya, Masaru; Yamasaki, Fukuhiro; Uzuhashi, Shihomi; Aoki, Takayuki; Sawada, Hiroyuki; Nagai, Toshirou; Tomioka, Keisuke; Tomooka, Norihiko; Sato, Toyozo; Kawase, Makoto

2011-01-01

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The role of spatial, spectral and radiometric resolution on information content. [of aircraft scanners  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a factorial experiment to evaluate the effects of spatial, spectral, and radiometric resolution on training-data spectral separability and classification accuracy are reported. Aircraft scanner data from five flightlines at 19.8 km over California including croplands, rangeland, forest, water, and urban areas were systematically degraded over a range approximately from Landsat MSS to Thematic Mapper specifications. Reference data were collected on the ground and from aerial photography. The degradations, training-site delineation, data-analysis procedures, and accuracy-assessment techniques are described; the results are presented in tables and graphs and discussed. It is found that while accuracy was increased by higher spectral resolution in 70 percent of the cases and uniformly by increased radiometric resolution, it was decreased by higher spatial resolution. This phenomenon is attributed to classification methods.

Buis, J. S.; Acevedo, W.; Wrigley, R. C.; Alexander, D. A.

1983-01-01

295

Sourcebook: gaining access to US government information on the environment and natural resources  

SciTech Connect

This publication is designed to acquaint the reader with the broad range of services and publications that are offered by the US government and that provide information about the environment and natural resources. These sources of information include referral services, public-information offices, computerized data banks, information-analysis centers, and publication-distribution systems as well as published sources like bibliographies, abstract and index journals, reports, handbooks, and atlases. The subject matter covered by this sourcebook includes air pollution, meteorology, water resources and quality, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science, solid and hazardous waste treatment, land use, soil science, population and demography, anthropology, architecture, geography, urban studies, health, biology, agriculture, forestry, habitat, wildlife, geology, minerals, and related sciences and technologies.

O'Hara, F.M. Jr.; O'Hara, L. (comps.)

1984-11-01

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Fusion of surface relief data with high spectral and spatial resolution satellite remote sensor data for deciphering geological information in a mature topographic terrain  

Microsoft Academic Search

For deciphering a greater amount of geological information from satellite remote sensor data, high spectral resolution ‘multi-spectral optical’ remote sensor data and high spatial resolution ‘panchromatic optical’ or ‘radar microwave’ remote sensor data are conventionally merged by data fusion. In a mature topographic terrain, topographic expression, i.e. variation in surface relief over the area, plays an important role in reflecting

R. S. Chatterjee; B. Prabakaran; V. K. Jha

2003-01-01

297

Constructing Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Searching the Marine Realms Information Bank  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB) is a digital library that provides access to free online scientific information about the oceans and coastal regions. To search its collection, MRIB uses a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) program, which allows automated search requests using Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). This document provides an overview of how to construct URLs to execute MRIB queries. The parameters listed allow detailed control of which records are retrieved, how they are returned, and how their display is formatted.

Linck, Guthrie A.; Allwardt, Alan O.; Lightsom, Frances L.

2009-01-01

298

Impact of Enhanced Resources on Anticipatory Stress and Adjustment to New Information Technology: A Field-Experimental Test of Conservation of Resources Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

An intervention based on conservation of resources theory was conducted in an organization installing new information technology (IT) to enhance participants’ psychological resources and thereby reduce anticipated stress and facilitate adjustment to the new IT. Before installation, 218 IT users in 25 units participated in 5 days of technical training; only the randomly assigned experimental group also participated in a

Shoshi Chen; Mina Westman; Dov Eden

2009-01-01

299

A tag based recommendation engine to suggest information resources in an online community for health promotion.  

PubMed

WEB 2.0 or the "social web" has created a new paradigm of collaborative information creation, organization and consumption. Among these, the social process of "tagging" has emerged as a bottom-up user-driven method to index content. We describe the use of tags as a way to connect users to resources in an online community that we are developing which utilizes social content creation and collaboration to promote health. Such connections are the basis of a recommendation engine that will suggest users a) other users who have similar health profiles, b) relevant information resources such as articles or blogs on health promotion and c) community resources such as local health facilities. PMID:18999253

Khan, Sharib A; Cohall, Alwyn; Kukafka, Rita

2008-01-01

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Institute Policy on Acceptable Use of Page 1 of 3 Electronic Information Resources June 28, 2013  

E-print Network

://cit.hr.caltech.edu/policies/policies-main.html); · intrusion into computer systems to alter or destroy data or computer programs (e.g., hacking or cracking information resources (including, but not limited to, computers, computer accounts and services, networks systems; · violations of computer security systems; · unauthorized use of accounts, access codes

Faraon, Andrei

301

Harise Stein, MD harise@stanford.edu 2013 HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE INFORMATION  

E-print Network

Harise Stein, MD harise@stanford.edu 2013 HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE INFORMATION National Hotline 1.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/ht/human-trafficking-2012.pdf Excellent and readable report from Attorney General's Office on the state of knowledge about Human Trafficking Task Force http://www.sjpd.org/COP/ViceIntel/stopht/ stopslavery@sanjoseca.gov Hotline

Kay, Mark A.

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Design Features of On-Line Anatomy Information Resources: A Comparison with the Digital Anatomist  

E-print Network

. In addition to videodisks and CD-ROMs, hundreds of anatomy web sites present Visible Human and other1 Design Features of On-Line Anatomy Information Resources: A Comparison with the Digital Anatomist for learning and teaching anatomy as medical students, and have also examined available anatomy web sites

Washington at Seattle, University of

303

A Report to the Florida Legislature on Developing a Florida Information Resource Network (FIRN). Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second-year project report describes the current status and future planned development of the Florida Information Resource Network (FIRN), an evolving statewide system which will make possible the electronic movement of educational data between Florida's public schools, school districts, colleges, universities, the Department of Education…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

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The Use of Information Technology in Training Human Resources: An E-Learning Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the influence of information technology in human resources management (HRM) and specifically on training policy through the experience of a Spanish telecommunications firm, "Telefonica". The characteristics of the training model designed by this firm to face new environments is considered and the technologies used, the key…

Gasco, Jose L.; Llopis, Juan; Gonzalez, M. Reyes

2004-01-01

305

SER-LARS, Volume 9. Resource Volume on Test Information. 1975-76 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ninth volume in the SER-LARS (Special Education Resources Location Analysis and Retrieval System) series, a diagnostic-prescriptive instructional data bank for teachers of the handicapped, presents information on tests used for measuring intelligence and mental maturity; general achievement/readiness; reading; mathematics;…

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.

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ANL site response for the DOE FY1994 information resources management long-range plan  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory`s ANL Site Response for the DOE FY1994 Information Resources Management (IRM) Long-Range Plan (ANL/TM 500) is one of many contributions to the DOE information resources management long-range planning process and, as such, is an integral part of the DOE policy and program planning system. The Laboratory has constructed this response according to instructions in a Call issued in September 1991 by the DOE Office of IRM Policy, Plans and Oversight. As one of a continuing series, this Site Response is an update and extension of the Laboratory`s previous submissions. The response contains both narrative and tabular material. It covers an eight-year period consisting of the base year (FY1991), the current year (FY1992), the budget year (FY1993), the plan year (FY1994), and the out years (FY1995-FY1998). This Site Response was compiled by Argonne National Laboratory`s Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD), which has the responsibility to provide leadership in optimizing computing and information services and disseminating computer-related technologies throughout the Laboratory. The Site Response consists of 5 parts: (1) a site overview, describes the ANL mission, overall organization structure, the strategic approach to meet information resource needs, the planning process, major issues and points of contact. (2) a software plan for DOE contractors, Part 2B, ``Software Plan FMS plan for DOE organizations, (3) computing resources telecommunications, (4) telecommunications, (5) printing and publishing.

Boxberger, L.M.

1992-03-01

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ANL site response for the DOE FY1994 information resources management long-range plan  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory's ANL Site Response for the DOE FY1994 Information Resources Management (IRM) Long-Range Plan (ANL/TM 500) is one of many contributions to the DOE information resources management long-range planning process and, as such, is an integral part of the DOE policy and program planning system. The Laboratory has constructed this response according to instructions in a Call issued in September 1991 by the DOE Office of IRM Policy, Plans and Oversight. As one of a continuing series, this Site Response is an update and extension of the Laboratory's previous submissions. The response contains both narrative and tabular material. It covers an eight-year period consisting of the base year (FY1991), the current year (FY1992), the budget year (FY1993), the plan year (FY1994), and the out years (FY1995-FY1998). This Site Response was compiled by Argonne National Laboratory's Computing and Telecommunications Division (CTD), which has the responsibility to provide leadership in optimizing computing and information services and disseminating computer-related technologies throughout the Laboratory. The Site Response consists of 5 parts: (1) a site overview, describes the ANL mission, overall organization structure, the strategic approach to meet information resource needs, the planning process, major issues and points of contact. (2) a software plan for DOE contractors, Part 2B, Software Plan FMS plan for DOE organizations, (3) computing resources telecommunications, (4) telecommunications, (5) printing and publishing.

Boxberger, L.M.

1992-03-01

308

Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) begins with a list of supporters, a letter from the chairman, and a message from the president. The major CLIR programs are then described: (1) Preservation and Access, including domestic and international activities; (2) Digital Libraries, including developing libraries…

Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.

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Stream Restoration Databases and Case Studies: A Guide to Information Resources and  

E-print Network

Stream Restoration Databases and Case Studies: A Guide to Information Resources and Their Utility in Advancing the Science and Practice of Restoration Robin G. Jenkinson,1,2 Katie A. Barnas,3 Jeffrey H. Braatne,1 Emily S. Bernhardt,4 Margaret A. Palmer,5 J. David Allan,6 and The National River Restoration

Allan, David

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Council on Library and Information Resources. Annual Report 1997-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) contains a list of funders and sponsors, and includes a message from the president. The major CLIR programs are described: (1) Preservation and Access, including international projects in South Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe; (2) Digital Libraries, including…

Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.

311

Web Information Resources for Students with Disabilities: How Accessible are They?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated whether World Wide Web information resources for students with disabilities are accessible and whether there is an accessibility difference between Web sites from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Canada as rated by the Bobby automatic accessibility tool. Thirty academic Web sites from each country were…

Kurniawan, Sri H.

312

Information Resources on Online at the Reference Desk. A Selected ERIC Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventeen articles and reports published between 1982 and 1984 and cited in "Current Index to Journals in Education" and "Resources in Education" are listed in this bibliography on online services at the reference desk. Topics include interpersonal relations as a necessary part of the information transfer process; role of the searcher versus that…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.

313

Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) contains an overview of activities of the Council between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. These include programs, advisory groups, grants and contracts, and financial statements. It also includes a list of staff, a letter from the chairperson Paula Kaufman, and a message…

Council on Library and Information Resources, 2008

2008-01-01

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Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) contains an overview of activities of the Council between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. These include programs, awards, publications, advisory groups, grants and contracts, and financial statements. It also includes a list of staff, a letter from the chairperson Paula…

Council on Library and Information Resources, 2007

2007-01-01

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Supporting Learning and Information Sharing in Natural Resource Management with Technologies for Electronic Documents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community participation is central to achieving sustainable natural resource management. A prerequisite to informed participation is that community and stakeholder groups have access to different knowledge sources, are more closely attuned to the different issues and viewpoints, and are sufficiently equipped to understand and maybe resolve complex…

Alem, Leila; McLean, Alistair

2005-01-01

316

Designing a Global Information Resource for Molecular Biology (Short Paper) 1 .  

E-print Network

1 Designing a Global Information Resource for Molecular Biology (Short Paper) 1 . Ulf Leser@cs.tu­berlin.de. Abstract. Research in molecular biology is continuously producing an immense amount of data that molecular biology is posing to data integration. We present our approach to cope with these problems

Leser, Ulf

317

Teacher's Guide to Aviation Education Resources. Including: Career Information, Audiovisuals, Publications, Periodicals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently available aviation education resource materials are listed alphabetically by title under four headings: (1) career information; (2) audiovisual materials; (3) publications; and (4) periodicals. Each entry includes: title; format (16mm film, slides, slide/tape presentation, VHS/Beta videotape, book, booklet, newsletter, pamphlet, poster,…

Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Office of Public Affairs.

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Approved Module Information for LT3306, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Human Resource Management Module Code: LT3306  

E-print Network

Approved Module Information for LT3306, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Human Resource Management Module: To develop an understanding of the human resource management within a business that:- * is related should normally be able to:- 1. Relate business strategies to a firm?s current human resources

Neirotti, Juan Pablo

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On the development of an interactive resource information management system for analysis and display of spatiotemporal data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The recent availability of timely synoptic earth imagery from the Earth Resources Technology Satellites (ERTS) provides a wealth of information for the monitoring and management of vital natural resources. Formal language definitions and syntax interpretation algorithms were adapted to provide a flexible, computer information system for the maintenance of resource interpretation of imagery. These techniques are incorporated, together with image analysis functions, into an Interactive Resource Information Management and Analysis System, IRIMAS, which is implemented on a Texas Instruments 980A minicomputer system augmented with a dynamic color display for image presentation. A demonstration of system usage and recommendations for further system development are also included.

Schell, J. A.

1974-01-01

320

Overcoming Terminology Barrier Using Web Resources for Cross-Language Medical Information Retrieval  

PubMed Central

A number of authoritative medical websites, such as PubMed and MedlinePlus, provide consumers with the most up-to-date health information. However, non-English speakers often encounter not only language barriers (from other languages to English) but also terminology barriers (from laypersons’ terms to professional medical terms) when retrieving information from these websites. Our previous work addresses language barriers by developing a multilingual medical thesaurus, Chinese-English MeSH, while this study presents an approach to overcome terminology barriers based on Web resources. Two techniques were utilized in our approach: monolingual concept mapping using approximate string matching and crosslingual concept mapping using Web resources. The evaluation shows that our approach can significantly improve the performance on MeSH concept mapping and cross-language medical information retrieval. PMID:17238395

Lu, Wen-Hsiang; Lin, Ray Shih-Jui; Chan, Yi-Che; Chen, Kuan-Hsi

2006-01-01

321

Overcoming terminology barrier using Web resources for cross-language medical information retrieval.  

PubMed

A number of authoritative medical websites, such as PubMed and MedlinePlus, provide consumers with the most up-to-date health information. However, non-English speakers often encounter not only language barriers (from other languages to English) but also terminology barriers (from laypersons inverted exclamation mark| terms to professional medical terms) when retrieving information from these websites. Our previous work address language barriers by developing a multilingual medical thesaurus, Chinese-English MeSH, while this study presents an approach to overcome terminology barriers based on Web resources. Two techniques were utilized in our approach: monolingual concept mapping using approximate string matching and crosslingual concept mapping using Web resources. The evaluation shows that our approach can significantly improve the performance on MeSH concept mapping and cross-language medical information retrieval. PMID:17238395

Lu, Wen-Hsiang; Lin, Ray Shih-Jui; Chan, Yi-Che; Chen, Kuan-Hsi

2006-01-01

322

29.01.03.M1 Security of Electronic Information Resources Page 1 of 3 UNIVERSITY RULE  

E-print Network

29.01.03.M1 Security of Electronic Information Resources Page 1 of 3 UNIVERSITY RULE 29.01.03.M1, 2013 Next scheduled review: October 15, 2016 Rule Statement Texas A&M University's (Texas A. Official Rule and Responsibilities 1. GENERAL #12;29.01.03.M1 Security of Electronic Information Resources

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32.01.99.M1, Complaint Procedures for Electronic Information Resources Page 1 of 2 UNIVERSITY RULE  

E-print Network

32.01.99.M1, Complaint Procedures for Electronic Information Resources Page 1 of 2 UNIVERSITY RULE Rule Statement Texas A&M University provides a wide variety of electronic information resources law, System policies or regulations, and University rules or procedures. The following procedure

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29.01.03.M1.28 Information Resources Security Surveillance Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

. Definitions Audiovisual Surveillance - cameras or similar technology used to enhance security, safety29.01.03.M1.28 Information Resources ­ Security Surveillance Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE 29.01.03.M1.28 Information Resources ­ Security Surveillance Approved April 13, 2010 Revised

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50 CFR 660.350 - Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-exempted fishing permits off...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Compensation with fish for collecting resource information-exempted...Fisheries § 660.350 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information...issue an EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip...

2010-10-01

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GIS 390.001, GIS 390.021, GIS 390.022 Geographic Information System (GIS) in Natural Resources  

E-print Network

1 GIS 390.001, GIS 390.021, GIS 390.022 Geographic Information System (GIS) in Natural Resources Information Systems (GIS), subsidized by Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing, to problems in natural resource analysis. Course corequisite required GIS 390L. Prerequisite course required GIS 224

Hung, I-Kuai

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29.01.03.M1.23 Information Resources Malicious Code Page 1 of 4 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

resource administrators and users to improve the resistance to, detection of, and recovery from malicious to provide information to University information resource administrators and users to improve the resistance be scanned for malicious code before the media is accessed. 3.5 Software to safeguard against malicious code

328

Are Transients Carrying Useful Information for Estimating H\\/V Spectral Ratios?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Defining a procedure to calculate the H\\/V spectral ratio of seismic noise has recently been the focus of several studies.\\u000a Although some issues have been addressed and a general procedure to follow in choosing the optimal seismological equipment,\\u000a carrying out the measurements and analyzing the data has been agreed upon by the majority of specialists in this field, some\\u000a points

Stefano Parolai; Matteo Picozzi; Angelo Strollo; Marco Pilz; Domenico Giacomo; Barbara Liss; Dino Bindi

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Integrating information about location and value of resources by white-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia).  

PubMed

Most studies of spatial memory in primates focus on species that inhabit large home ranges and have dispersed, patchy resources. Researchers assume that primates use memory to minimize distances traveled between resources. We investigated the use of spatial memory in a group of six white-faced sakis (Pithecia pithecia) on 12.8-ha Round Island, Guri Lake, Venezuela during a period of fruit abundance. The sakis' movements were analyzed with logistic regressions, a predictive computer model and a computer model that simulates movements. We considered all the resources available to the sakis and compared observed distances to predicted distances from a computer model for foragers who know nothing about the location of resources. Surprisingly, the observed distances were four times greater than the predicted distances, suggesting that the sakis passed by a majority of the available fruit trees without feeding. The odds of visiting a food tree, however, were significantly increased if the tree had been visited in the previous 3 days and had more than 100 fruit. The sakis' preferred resources were highly productive fruit trees, Capparis trees, and trees with water holes. They traveled efficiently to these sites. The sakis choice of feeding sites indicate that they combined knowledge acquired by repeatedly traveling through their home range with 'what' and 'where' information gained from individual visits to resources. Although the sakis' foraging choices increased the distance they traveled overall, choosing more valued sites allowed the group to minimize intra-group feeding competition, maintain intergroup dominance over important resources, and monitor the state of resources throughout their home range. The sakis' foraging decisions appear to have used spatial memory, elements of episodic-like memory and social and nutritional considerations. PMID:17380354

Cunningham, Elena; Janson, Charles

2007-07-01

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Associations of gender and age groups on the knowledge and use of drug information resources by American pharmacists  

PubMed Central

Objective To explore knowledge and use of drug information resources by pharmacists and identify patterns influenced by gender and age-group classification. Methods A survey questionnaire was mailed nationwide to 1,000 practitioners working in community (n = 500) and hospital (n = 500) settings who answer drug information questions as part of their expected job responsibilities. Responses pertaining to drug information resource use and knowledge of different types of drug-related queries, resource media preferences, and perceived adequacy of resources maintained in the pharmacy were analyzed by gender and age group. The t statistic was used to test for significant differences of means and percentages between genders and between age groups. Descriptive statistics were used to characterize other findings. Results Gender and age group classification influenced patterns of knowledge and use of drug information resources by pharmacists. They also affected pharmacists’ perceptions of the most common types of questions prompting them to consult a drug information reference, as well as the resources consulted. Micromedex, exclusively available in electronic format, was the most commonly consulted resource overall by pharmacists. Lexi-Comp Online was the leading choice by women, preferred over Micromedex, but was not one of the top two resources selected by men. Conclusions This study successfully identified the influence of gender and age-group classification in assessing drug information resource knowledge and use of general and specific types of drug-related queries. PMID:24155853

Carvajal, Manuel J.; Clauson, Kevin A.; Gershman, Jennifer; Polen, Hyla H.

331

Spectral unmixing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spectral unmixing using hyperspectral data represents a significant step in the evolution of remote decompositional analysis that began with multispectral sensing. It is a consequence of collecting data in greater and greater quantities and the desire to extract more detailed information about the material composition of surfaces. Linear mixing is the key assumption that has permitted well-known algorithms to be

N. Keshava; J. F. Mustard

2002-01-01

332

[Construction and simplification of the calibration model for spectral analysis of fuel oil properties based on mutual information method].  

PubMed

Near infrared diffuse reflectance (NIRS) and ultraviolet (UV) spectral analysis were adopted for quantitative determination of octane number and monoaromatics in fuel oil. Partial least squares regression (PLSR) was used for construction of vibrational spectral calibration models. Variables selection strategy based on mutual information (MI) theory was introduced to optimize the models for improving the precision and reducing the complexity. The results indicate that MI-PLSR method can effectively improve the predictive ability of the models and simplify them. For octane number models, the root mean square error of prediction (RMSEP) and the number of calibration variables were reduced from 0.288 and 401 to 0.111 and 112, respectively, and correlation coefficient (R) was improved from 0.985 to 0.998. For monoaromatics models, RMSEP and the number of calibration variables were reduced from 0.753 and 572 to 0.478 and 37, respectively, and R was improved from 0.996 to 0.998. Vibrational spectral analysis combined with MI-PLSR method can be used for quantitative analysis of fuel oil properties, and improve the cost-effectiveness. PMID:22497153

Hao, Yong; Sun, Xu-dong; Cai, Li-jun; Liu, Yan-de

2012-01-01

333

Indian aspects of drug information resources and impact of drug information centre on community.  

PubMed

Drug information centre refer to facility specially set aside for, and specializing in the provision of drug information and related issues. The purpose of drug information center is to provide authentic individualized, accurate, relevant and unbiased drug information to the consumers and healthcare professionals regarding medication related inquiries to the nation for health care and drug safety aspects by answering their call regarding the all critical problems on drug information, their uses and their side effects. Apart from that the center also provides in-depth, impartial source of crucial drug information to meet the needs of the practicing physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals to safeguard the health, financial and legal interests of the patient and to broaden the pharmacist role visible in the society and community. The service should include collecting, reviewing, evaluating, indexing and distributing information on drugs to health workers. Drug and poisons information centers are best established within major teaching hospitals. This allows access to clinical experience, libraries, research facilities and educational activities. Information present in the current paper will not only enlighten the role of drug information center but also focused on the rational use of drug. PMID:23833748

Chauhan, Nitesh; Moin, Sabeeya; Pandey, Anushree; Mittal, Ashu; Bajaj, Umakant

2013-04-01

334

Managing Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource describes the skills necessary for managing resources, including planning, project management, budget management, information management, change management, and organizational performance assessment.

ITU Leadership Development (George Mason University)

2012-01-20

335

Direction information in multiple object tracking is limited by a graded resource  

PubMed Central

Is multiple object tracking (MOT) limited by a fixed set of structures (“slots”), a limited but divisible resource, or both? Here we answer this question by measuring the precision of the direction representation for tracked targets. The signature of a limited resource is a decrease in precision as a square root of the tracking load. The signature of fixed slots is a fixed precision. Hybrid models predict a rapid decrease to asymptotic precision. In two experiments, observers tracked moving disks and reported target motion direction by adjusting a probe arrow. We derived the precision of representation of correctly tracked targets using a mixture distribution analysis. Precision declined with target load according to the square-root law up to six targets. This finding is inconsistent with both pure and hybrid slot models. Instead, directional information in MOT appears to be limited by a continuously divisible resource. PMID:20952776

Horowitz, Todd S.; Cohen, Michael A.

2010-01-01

336

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 5: New Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven papers and one abstract of a paper are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on new technology issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "The Use of Groupware in the Reengineering of Business Processes" (Richard M. Kesner), which discusses the role of new information

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

337

Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine.  

PubMed

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers Internet-based, no-cost resources useful for responding to the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Resources for health professionals, planners, responders, and researchers include PubMed, Disaster Lit, the Web page "Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources," and the Virus Variation database of sequences for Ebolavirus. In cooperation with participating publishers, NLM offers free access to full-text articles from over 650 biomedical journals and 4000 online reference books through the Emergency Access Initiative. At the start of a prolonged disaster event or disease outbreak, the documents and information of most immediate use may not be in the peer-reviewed biomedical journal literature. To maintain current awareness may require using any of the following: news outlets; social media; preliminary online data, maps, and situation reports; and documents published by nongovernmental organizations, international associations, and government agencies. Similar to the pattern of interest shown in the news and social media, use of NLM Ebola-related resources is also increasing since the start of the outbreak was first reported in March 2014 (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2014;0:1-4). PMID:25325189

Love, Cynthia B; Arnesen, Stacey J; Phillips, Steven J

2014-10-17

338

EndoNet: an information resource about the intercellular signaling network  

PubMed Central

Background In multicellular organisms, an intercellular signaling network communicates information from the environment or distant tissues to defined target cells. Intercellular signaling (mostly mediated by hormones) can affect the metabolic state and the gene expression program of target cells, thereby coordinating development, homeostasis of the organism and its reactions to external stimuli. Knowledge of the components of the intercellular signaling (specifically: the endocrine) network and their relations is an important, though so far a largely neglected part of systems biology. Description EndoNet is an information resource about the endocrine system in human. The content of this database comprises information about the biological components of the endocrine system, like hormones, receptors and cells, as well as their relations like the secretion or the binding of a hormone to its receptor. All data within EndoNet have been manually annotated from the scientific literature. The web interface of EndoNet provides the content by a detailed page for each component. These pages list information about the component, links to external resources including literature as well as to related entities of EndoNet. The anatomical ontology Cytomer is used, in conjunction with the Ontology Based Answers service (OBA), to query and list related anatomical structures ranging from the level of individual cells to complete organs. While querying the web interface the user can add components to an individual network. This network, or the complete network stored in the database, can be further analyzed in a configurable pipeline or can be exported in various formats. Conclusion EndoNet is an important and unique information resource about the intercellular signaling network. Since the intercellular network is an integral part of systems biology, EndoNet provides essential information for analyzing interaction between different cellular networks. PMID:24758335

2014-01-01

339

Study on the digitized and quantified evaluating method for the super information cluster of traditional Chinese medicine ultraviolet spectral fingerprints  

PubMed Central

The theories of ultraviolet spectral fingerprint (UVFP) index, information index, fluctuation index, information fluctuation index combined with the quantified UV fingerprint method (QUFM) had been established and put into practice in the Ginkgo Tablets (GT) quality evaluation. The flowing injection analysis (FIA) coupled with a diode array detector was applied as a novel method to obtain the UVFP in the region of 190-400 nm at which the absorption can reflect all the information of the chemical constituents contained ???*, n??* and n??* transition. The result showed that all batches were qualified (Grade ?3) except S8 for its too high contents. It was proved that this method made the expression of superposed information in UVFP of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) digitized and simple. What’s more, an approach which can test the total chemical content with the chromophoric characteristics in the complex system of TCM rapidly, simply and accurately was achieved by the application of QUFM. In one word, it made the exploration of the general characteristic information of the molecular absorption complex TCM in the ultraviolet regions feasible and possible. PMID:25332974

Li, Lifeng; Liu, Zhongbo; Li, Yanfei

2013-01-01

340

Equilibrating errors: reliable estimation of information transmission rates in biological systems with spectral analysis-based methods.  

PubMed

Shannon's seminal approach to estimating information capacity is widely used to quantify information processing by biological systems. However, the Shannon information theory, which is based on power spectrum estimation, necessarily contains two sources of error: time delay bias error and random error. These errors are particularly important for systems with relatively large time delay values and for responses of limited duration, as is often the case in experimental work. The window function type and size chosen, as well as the values of inherent delays cause changes in both the delay bias and random errors, with possibly strong effect on the estimates of system properties. Here, we investigated the properties of these errors using white-noise simulations and analysis of experimental photoreceptor responses to naturalistic and white-noise light contrasts. Photoreceptors were used from several insect species, each characterized by different visual performance, behavior, and ecology. We show that the effect of random error on the spectral estimates of photoreceptor performance (gain, coherence, signal-to-noise ratio, Shannon information rate) is opposite to that of the time delay bias error: the former overestimates information rate, while the latter underestimates it. We propose a new algorithm for reducing the impact of time delay bias error and random error, based on discovering, and then using that size of window, at which the absolute values of these errors are equal and opposite, thus cancelling each other, allowing minimally biased measurement of neural coding. PMID:24692025

Ignatova, Irina; French, Andrew S; Immonen, Esa-Ville; Frolov, Roman; Weckström, Matti

2014-06-01

341

Resource allocation in DS-CDMA systems with side information at the transmitter  

E-print Network

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN DS-CDMA SYSTEMS WITH SIDE INFORMATION AT THE TRANSMITTER A Dissertation by BEMINI HENNADIGE JANATH PEIRIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Krishna R. Narayanan Scott L. Miller Committee Members, Costas N. Georghiades Narasimha R. Reddy G. Donald Allen...

Peiris, Bemini Hennadige Janath

2007-04-25

342

Climate Change Extreme Events: Meeting the Information Needs of Water Resource Managers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Information about climate has long been used by water managers to develop short term and long term plans and strategies for regional and local water resources. Inherent within longer term forecasts is an element of uncertainty, which is particularly evident in Global Climate model results for precipitation. For example in the southwest estimates in the flow of the Colorado River based on GCM results indicate changes from 120% or current flow to 60%. Many water resource managers are now using global climate model down scaled estimates results as indications of potential climate change as part of that planning. They are addressing the uncertainty within these estimates by using an anticipatory planning approach looking at a range of possible futures. One aspect of climate that is important for such planning are estimates of future extreme storm (short term) and drought (long term) events. However, the climate science of future possible changes in extreme events is less mature than general climate change science. At a recent workshop among climate scientists and water managers in the southwest, it was concluded the science of climate change extreme events is at least a decade away from being robust enough to be useful for water managers in their water resource management activities. However, it was proposed that there are existing estimates and records of past flooding and drought events that could be combined with general climate change science to create possible future events. These derived events could be of sufficient detail to be used by water resource managers until such time that the science of extreme events is able to provide more detailed estimates. Based on the results of this workshop and other work being done by the Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest center at University of Arizona., this article will 1) review what are the extreme event data needs of Water Resource Managers in the southwest, 2) review of the current state of extreme event climate science, 3) review what information is available about past extreme events in the southwest, 4) report the results of the 2012 workshop on climate change and extreme events, and 5) propose a method for combining this past information with current climate science information to produce estimates of possible future extreme events in sufficient detail to be useful to water resource managers.

Quay, R.; Garfin, G. M.; Dominguez, F.; Hirschboeck, K. K.; Woodhouse, C. A.; Guido, Z.; White, D. D.

2013-12-01

343

Addressing health disparities: African American consumer information resources on the web.  

PubMed

The Web continues to rapidly evolve as a medium of information exchange. One major area where the Web is now playing a definitive role is in increasing consumer accessibility to health information for personal health and disease-related questions. The comprehensiveness of health information on the Web has the potential to empower consumers when making critical health-related decisions. Conversely, the myriad of information resources presents an array of challenges when seeking specific, credible, and timely health information. As the United States health care system continues to change, community concerns about the quantity, quality, and broad nature of information has become critical. In particular, the Web can play a vital role in health awareness and promotion by disseminating health information for traditionally underrepresented groups, particularly African Americans. Increased accessibility for this group has not always been the focus of attention; however, the growth of the Web coupled with heightened awareness of public health initiatives brings to the forefront numerous opportunities to provide tools that promote essential health information literacy. PMID:15778183

Ellis-Danquah, La Ventra

2004-01-01

344

Quantifying spectral changes experienced by plasmonic nanoparticles in a cellular environment to inform biomedical nanoparticle design  

PubMed Central

Metal nanoparticles (NPs) scatter and absorb light in precise, designable ways, making them agile candidates for a variety of biomedical applications. When NPs are introduced to a physiological environment and interact with cells, their physicochemical properties can change as proteins adsorb on their surface and they agglomerate within intracellular endosomal vesicles. Since the plasmonic properties of metal NPs are dependent on their geometry and local environment, these physicochemical changes may alter the NPs' plasmonic properties, on which applications such as plasmonic photothermal therapy and photonic gene circuits are based. Here we systematically study and quantify how metal NPs' optical spectra change upon introduction to a cellular environment in which NPs agglomerate within endosomal vesicles. Using darkfield hyperspectral imaging, we measure changes in the peak wavelength, broadening, and distribution of 100-nm spherical gold NPs' optical spectra following introduction to human breast adenocarcinoma Sk-Br-3 cells as a function of NP exposure dose and time. On a cellular level, spectra shift up to 78.6?±?23.5 nm after 24 h of NP exposure. Importantly, spectra broaden with time, achieving a spectral width of 105.9?±?11.7 nm at 95% of the spectrum's maximum intensity after 24 h. On an individual intracellular NP cluster (NPC) level, spectra also show significant shifting, broadening, and heterogeneity after 24 h. Cellular transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electromagnetic simulations of NPCs support the trends in spectral changes we measured. These quantitative data can help guide the design of metal NPs introduced to cellular environments in plasmonic NP-mediated biomedical technologies. PMID:25258596

2014-01-01

345

Quantifying spectral changes experienced by plasmonic nanoparticles in a cellular environment to inform biomedical nanoparticle design.  

PubMed

Metal nanoparticles (NPs) scatter and absorb light in precise, designable ways, making them agile candidates for a variety of biomedical applications. When NPs are introduced to a physiological environment and interact with cells, their physicochemical properties can change as proteins adsorb on their surface and they agglomerate within intracellular endosomal vesicles. Since the plasmonic properties of metal NPs are dependent on their geometry and local environment, these physicochemical changes may alter the NPs' plasmonic properties, on which applications such as plasmonic photothermal therapy and photonic gene circuits are based. Here we systematically study and quantify how metal NPs' optical spectra change upon introduction to a cellular environment in which NPs agglomerate within endosomal vesicles. Using darkfield hyperspectral imaging, we measure changes in the peak wavelength, broadening, and distribution of 100-nm spherical gold NPs' optical spectra following introduction to human breast adenocarcinoma Sk-Br-3 cells as a function of NP exposure dose and time. On a cellular level, spectra shift up to 78.6?±?23.5 nm after 24 h of NP exposure. Importantly, spectra broaden with time, achieving a spectral width of 105.9?±?11.7 nm at 95% of the spectrum's maximum intensity after 24 h. On an individual intracellular NP cluster (NPC) level, spectra also show significant shifting, broadening, and heterogeneity after 24 h. Cellular transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electromagnetic simulations of NPCs support the trends in spectral changes we measured. These quantitative data can help guide the design of metal NPs introduced to cellular environments in plasmonic NP-mediated biomedical technologies. PMID:25258596

Chen, Allen L; Hu, Ying S; Jackson, Meredith A; Lin, Adam Y; Young, Joseph K; Langsner, Robert J; Drezek, Rebekah A

2014-01-01

346

AIRBORNE REMOTELY SENSED INFORMATION FOR PESTICIDAL TRANSGENIC CROPS: HOW SPECTRAL IMAGING MAY PLAY A ROLE  

EPA Science Inventory

The importance of sustainability to Bt crops. Resistance management as a sustainability strategy. The importance of data quality to sustainability and regulation of Bt Crops. Where information improvement can be useful across the globe....

347

Information retrieval and terminology extraction in online resources for patients with diabetes.  

PubMed

Terminology use, as a mean for information retrieval or document indexing, plays an important role in health literacy. Specific types of users, i.e. patients with diabetes need access to various online resources (on foreign and/or native language) searching for information on self-education of basic diabetic knowledge, on self-care activities regarding importance of dietetic food, medications, physical exercises and on self-management of insulin pumps. Automatic extraction of corpus-based terminology from online texts, manuals or professional papers, can help in building terminology lists or list of "browsing phrases" useful in information retrieval or in document indexing. Specific terminology lists represent an intermediate step between free text search and controlled vocabulary, between user's demands and existing online resources in native and foreign language. The research aiming to detect the role of terminology in online resources, is conducted on English and Croatian manuals and Croatian online texts, and divided into three interrelated parts: i) comparison of professional and popular terminology use ii) evaluation of automatic statistically-based terminology extraction on English and Croatian texts iii) comparison and evaluation of extracted terminology performed on English manual using statistical and hybrid approaches. Extracted terminology candidates are evaluated by comparison with three types of reference lists: list created by professional medical person, list of highly professional vocabulary contained in MeSH and list created by non-medical persons, made as intersection of 15 lists. Results report on use of popular and professional terminology in online diabetes resources, on evaluation of automatically extracted terminology candidates in English and Croatian texts and on comparison of statistical and hybrid extraction methods in English text. Evaluation of automatic and semi-automatic terminology extraction methods is performed by recall, precision and f-measure. PMID:25145011

Seljan, Sanja; Bareti?, Maja; Kucis, Vlasta

2014-06-01

348

Canopy characterization from spectral and directional information through radiative transfer model inversion using prior information and quantification of the model uncertainties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Canopy reflectance model inversion is an appealing approach to estimate vegetation characteristics from remote sensing data. The quality of the derived variables depends on the ability of the models to represent the radiance field emerging from the canopy. The non-unicity of the inverse problem results mainly from inadequacies between measured and simulated reflectances due to: the measurement errors, the description of the canopy state variables, the intrinsic approximations of the radiative transfer model. The approach developed here intends to investigate the way to improve the retrieval of vegetation biophysical variables when using multi-angular and multi-spectral reflectance data, while taking into account the corresponding model inadequacy. Inversions are conducted iteratively with the PROSPECT+SAIL model which was already evaluated in such remote sensing studies. A sequential estimation algorithm was implemented to: 1) learn the covariance matrix between simulated and measured reflectance using prior information on the biophysical variables, 2) operationally estimate the variables of interest. It is applied on airborne HyMap and POLDER data acquired during the DAISEX 1999 campaign : first on HyMap alone, second on POLDER alone, and finally on HyMap + POLDER, to evaluate the interest in coupling multidirectionnal and hyperspectral imagery. The combination of the spectral and directional sampling by enhancing the radiometric information may help reducing 1) the ambiguities between the canopy biophysical variables, as for instance leaf and soil optical properties mainly govern the spectral variation of reflectance whereas canopy structure shapes its directional dimension, 2) the saturation effects of reflectance levels in case of denser canopies. The estimation performances are determined with respect to in situ measurements of leaf area index on sugar beet and corn crops, and to other estimation algorithms (vegetation indices, neural network inversion).

Bacour, C.; Baret, F.

2003-04-01

349

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 1: Strategic Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on strategic planning issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "Can Small Colleges Afford To Be Technology Leaders? Can They Afford Not To Be? (Martin Ringle and David Smallen); (2) "Strategic Planning Across Multiple…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

350

Application of Geographic Information Systems and Asset Mapping to Facilitate Identification of Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources  

PubMed Central

Objective We sought to identify and map the geographic distribution of available colorectal cancer screening resources; following identification of this priority within a needs assessment of a local community-academic collaborative to reduce cancer health disparities in medically underserved communities. Methods: We used geographic information systems (GIS) and asset mapping tools to visually depict resources in the context of geography and a population of interest. We illustrate two examples, offer step-by-step directions for mapping, and discuss the challenges, lessons learned, and future directions for research and practice. Results: Our positive asset driven, community-based approach illustrated the distribution of existing colonoscopy screening facilities and locations of populations and organizations who might use these resources. A need for additional affordable and accessible colonoscopy resources was identified. Conclusion: These transdisciplinary community mapping efforts highlight the benefit of innovative community-academic partnerships for addressing cancer health disparities by bolstering infrastructure and community capacity-building for increased access to colonoscopies. PMID:23569578

Gwede, Clement Kudzai; Ward, Beverly G; Luque, John S; Vadaparampil, Susan T; Rivers, Desiree; Martinez-Tyson, Dinorah; Noel-Thomas, Shalewa; Meade, Cathy D

2010-01-01

351

Site Remediation Technology InfoBase: A Guide to Federal Programs, Information Resources, and Publications on Contaminated Site Cleanup Technologies. First Edition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Table of Contents: Federal Cleanup Programs; Federal Site Remediation Technology Development Assistance Programs; Federal Site Remediation Technology Development Electronic Data Bases; Federal Electronic Resources for Site Remediation Technology Information; Other Electronic Resources for Site Remediation Technology Information; Other Electronic Resources for Site Remediation Technology Information; Selected Bibliography: Federal Publication on Alternative and Innovative Site Remediation; and Appendix: Technology Program Contacts.

1998-01-01

352

Information Technology Solutions Gail Achterman, one of Oregon's foremost experts in natural resources, environmental law and policy and transportation,  

E-print Network

on to earn both her law degree and master's degree in Natural Resource Policy and Management from and environmental law, with a focus on public land law, natural resource acquisition, development and permittingInformation Technology Solutions Gail Achterman, one of Oregon's foremost experts in natural

Escher, Christine

353

Resource-based View of the Inter-organizational Information System Capability: A Field Study in Taiwan PC Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Facing today's highly competitive market and changed business environment, whether the company has the capability to implement successful inter-organizational information systems (IOS) becomes a significant issue. To fulfill this need, this research aims to develop a framework for measuring the IOS capability. Founded by the resource-based theory and company interviews, we proposed four IOS resources: (1) physical IT assets, (2)

Hsin-Lu Chang; Huai-Chia Weng; Chien-Hui Chen; Cheng-Hsuan Su

354

WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The WomenWatch website is dedicated to providing "information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women." It is an initiative of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) and the site is a veritable cornucopia of information on this vast and timely subject. In the Quick Links and Features, visitors can view the UN Gender Equality News Feed, which is a great way to get a sense of the main issues affecting women around the world. Moving on, the Documents and Publications area contains seminal reports such as "Seeing Beyond the State: Grassroots Women's Perspectives on Corruption and Anti-Corruption." Also, the News and Highlights area contains links to partner organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. These links include radio clips, news releases, and other key pieces of information.

2013-02-28

355

NATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC INFORMATION CENTER: AN INFORMATION RESOURCE ON MAPPING PRODUCTS FOR THE NATION.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Since its inception in 1974 the National Cartographic Information Center (NCIC), US Geological Survey, has rapidly developed to become a focal point for providing information on the availability of cartographic data, including maps/charts, aerial photographs, satellite imagery, geodetic control, digital mapping data, map materials and related cartographic products. In early years NCIC concentrated its efforts on encoding and entering several major National Mapping Division record collections into its systems. NCIC is now stressing the acquisition of data from sources outside the National Mapping Division, including 37 Federal agencies and more than a thousand State and private institutions. A critical review has recently been conducted by NCIC of its systems with the aim of improving its efficiency and levels of operation. Several activities which resulted include improving its existing networks, refinement of digital data distribution, study of new storage media and related projects.

Stevens, Alan R.

1985-01-01

356

Requirements for the Effective Use of the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC) -- Determined by Field Evaluation  

E-print Network

A field evaluation study of user requirements for effective use of the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC) is described. The study included several components including an analysis of potential users classified...

Herbich, J. B.; Smith, E. B.; Benson, J. D.

1969-11-15

357

Informal payments and intra-household allocation of resources for health care in Albania  

PubMed Central

Background Informal payments for health care services can impose financial hardship on households. Many studies have found that the position within the household can influence the decision on how much is spent on each household member. This study analyses the intra-household differences in spending on informal payments for health care services by comparing the resources allocated between household heads, spouses and children. Methods Pooled data from two cross sectional surveys, the Albanian Living Standard Measurement Survey 2002 and 2005, are used to analyse both the probability and the amount paid in inpatient and outpatient health care services. A generalised Hausman specification test is used to compare the coefficients of probit and OLS models for nuclear and extended households. Results We find that due to the widespread informal payments there are no significant differences between households in the incidence of informal payments for households' members, but there are more differences in the amount paid informally. Results suggest that households strategically allocate their resources on health care by favouring individuals with higher earning potential who have invested more in human capital. Extended households pay higher amounts for spouses with higher education compared to nuclear households. On the other hand, nuclear households choose to pay higher amounts for children with a higher level of education compared to extended households. Conclusions The differences between households should be taken into account by public policies which should compensate this by redistribution mechanisms targeting disadvantaged groups. Governments should implement effective measures to deal with informal patient payments. JEL Codes: I10, I19, D10 PMID:22270038

2012-01-01

358

Mineral Resource Information System for Field Lab in the Osage Mineral Reservation Estate  

SciTech Connect

The Osage Mineral Reservation Estate is located in Osage County, Oklahoma. Minerals on the Estate are owned by members of the Osage Tribe who are shareholders in the Estate. The Estate is administered by the Osage Agency, Branch of Minerals, operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Oil, natural gas, casinghead gas, and other minerals (sand, gravel, limestone, and dolomite) are exploited by lessors. Operators may obtain from the Branch of Minerals and the Osage Mineral Estate Tribal Council leases to explore and exploit oil, gas, oil and gas, and other minerals on the Estate. Operators pay a royalty on all minerals exploited and sold from the Estate. A mineral Resource Information system was developed for this project to evaluate the remaining hydrocarbon resources located on the Estate. Databases on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of operators, leases, and production were designed for use in conjunction with an evaluation spreadsheet for estimating the remaining hydrocarbons on the Estate.

Carroll, H.B.; Johnson, William I.

1999-04-27

359

Sources of geologic and hydrologic information pertinent to ground-water resources in Rhode Island  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report summarizes sources of geologic and hydrologic information useful to water managers and others involved in the investigation, appraisal, development, and protection of ground-water resources in Rhode Island. The geographic scope of the report includes Rhode Island and small adjoining areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut, where drainage basins are shared with these States. The information summarized is found in maps and reports prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and published by either the U.S. Geological Survey or by the State of Rhode Island. Information sources are presented in maps and tables. Reference maps show drainage divides, town lines, and the 7.5-minute grid of latitude and longitude for the State. Maps show availability of surficial geologic maps, bedrock geologic maps, and ground-water studies by 7.5-minute quadrangle, and show availability of ground-water studies by drainage basin, subbasin, and special study area. Sources of geologic and hydrologic information for the thirty-seven 7.5-minute quadrangles covering Rhode Island have been compiled based on the following information categories: surficial geology, bedrock geology, subsurface materials, altitude of bedrock surface, water-table altitudes, water-table contours, saturated thickness, hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity, drainage divides, recharge areas, ground-water reservoirs, induced infiltration, and ground-water quality. A table for each of the 37 quadrangles lists the major categories of information available for that quadrangle, provides references to the publications in which the information can be found, and indicates the format, scale, and other pertinent attributes of the information. A table organized by report series gives full citations for publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey pertaining to the geology and hydrology of Rhode Island. To facilitate location of information for particular municipalities, a table lists cities and towns in the State and the quadrangles that cover each municipality.

Trench, Elaine C.

1995-01-01

360

Linking Formal and Informal Science Education: A Successful Model using Libraries, Volunteers and NASA Resources  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In these times of budget cuts, tight school schedules, and limited opportunities for student field trips and teacher professional development, it is especially difficult to expose elementary and middle school students to the latest STEM information-particularly in the space sciences. Using our library as a facilitator and catalyst, we built a volunteer-based, multi-faceted, curriculum-linked program for students and teachers in local middle schools (Grade 8) and showcased new astronomical and planetary science information using mainly NASA resources and volunteer effort. The project began with the idea of bringing free NASA photo exhibits (FETTU) to the Lafayette and Antioch Libraries for public display. Subsequently, the effort expanded by adding layers of activities that brought space and science information to teachers, students and the pubic at 5 libraries and schools in the 2 cities, one of which serves a diverse, underserved community. Overall, the effort (supported by a pilot grant from the Bechtel Foundation) included school and library based teacher workshops with resource materials; travelling space museum visits with hands-on activities (Chabot-to-Go); separate powerpoint presentations for students and adults at the library; and concurrent ancillary space-related themes for young children's programs at the library. This pilot project, based largely on the use of free government resources and online materials, demonstrated that volunteer-based, standards-linked STEM efforts can enhance curriculum at the middle school, with libraries serving a special role. Using this model, we subsequently also obtained a small NASA-Space Grant award to bring star parties and hand-on science activities to three libraries this Fall, linking with numerous Grade 5 teachers and students in two additional underserved areas of our county. It's not necessary to reinvent the wheel, you just collect the pieces and build on what you already have.

Race, M. S.; Lafayette Library; Learning Center Foundation (Lllcf)

2011-12-01

361

Information-based or resource-based systems may mediate Cycas-herbivore interactions  

PubMed Central

Invasive arthropod herbivores comprise one of the greatest threats to cycad conservation both in situ and ex situ. We discuss two mechanisms, not necessarily mutually exclusive, that may underlie the disparity in Chilades pandava damage among Cycas species. In an information-based system, plant infochemicals may differentially influence oviposition behavior of Ch. pandava adults or host finding behavior of this butterfly’s natural enemies. Alternatively, heterogeneity in damage may be mediated by a resource-based system whereby plant substrate is more palatable to larvae for susceptible species or more defended by less damaged species. PMID:22751309

Marler, Thomas E.; Lindström, Anders; Terry, L. Irene

2012-01-01

362

Technical guide on documentation requirements for open market contract acquisitions of information resources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A guide is presented to assist requestors in formulating and submitting the required Complete Package for Information Resources (IR) acquisitions. Advance discussions with cognizant procurement personnel are strongly recommended for complex IR requirements or for those requestors new to the acquisition process. Open Market means the requirement either is not available on GSA Schedule Contract or exceeds the $300,000 threshold and/or the quantity Maximum Order Limitation of the GSA Schedule Contract. Only open market contract acquisitions (i.e., in excess of the $25,000 small purchase threshold), are addressed.

Shaw, Asa L., Jr.; Kivett, William R.; Taylor, James Y.

1990-01-01

363

Application of mixture analysis to crude materials from natural resources (III): NMR spectral studies to analyze chalcones from Angelica keiskei.  

PubMed

This study presents the application of the NMR-based analyses, DOSY and ROSY, to the chalcones, xanthoangelol (1) and 4-hydroxyderricin (2) from Angelica keiskei. We investigated whether virtual separation and structural information from each compound can be obtained. DOSY displays spectra of (1) and (2) in one dimension and diffusion spectra in the other. And the 1H slice spectra were analyzed in detail by comparison with authentic samples previously isolated from the same material. The resulting ROSY spectrum clearly showed two distinct peaks in the 1H T1 dimension. Each slice of the ROSY spectrum along the 13C dimension contains over-lapped signals, which are difficult to assign at this time. PMID:22428234

Fukuda, Eriko; Baba, Masaki; Uesawa, Yoshihiro; Kamo, Osamu; Arifuku, Kazunori; Tsubono, Koji; Okada, Yoshihito

2012-01-01

364

Use of feature extraction techniques for the texture and context information in ERTS imagery: Spectral and textural processing of ERTS imagery. [classification of Kansas land use  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. A procedure was developed to extract cross-band textural features from ERTS MSS imagery. Evolving from a single image texture extraction procedure which uses spatial dependence matrices to measure relative co-occurrence of nearest neighbor grey tones, the cross-band texture procedure uses the distribution of neighboring grey tone N-tuple differences to measure the spatial interrelationships, or co-occurrences, of the grey tone N-tuples present in a texture pattern. In both procedures, texture is characterized in such a way as to be invariant under linear grey tone transformations. However, the cross-band procedure complements the single image procedure by extracting texture information and spectral information contained in ERTS multi-images. Classification experiments show that when used alone, without spectral processing, the cross-band texture procedure extracts more information than the single image texture analysis. Results show an improvement in average correct classification from 86.2% to 88.8% for ERTS image no. 1021-16333 with the cross-band texture procedure. However, when used together with spectral features, the single image texture plus spectral features perform better than the cross-band texture plus spectral features, with an average correct classification of 93.8% and 91.6%, respectively.

Haralick, R. H. (principal investigator); Bosley, R. J.

1974-01-01

365

The CRISP system: an untapped resource for biomedical research project information.  

PubMed Central

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a large database maintained and operated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It contains comprehensive scientific and selected administrative data on research carried out by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) or supported by PHS grants and contracts. Developed originally to meet the needs of NIH, it is an excellent, largely untapped resource for health information professionals at large, revealing new trends, methods, and techniques, often before they appear in the published literature. CRISP uses its own controlled vocabulary, developed to permit indexing of new and active research areas. Queries can combine subject headings with a great variety of administrative data elements (e.g., research category or principal investigator's name). Output is available in a variety of formats and media. While information professionals cannot directly access the CRISP system, abridged CRISP records are merged into the FEDRIP (Federal Research in Progress) database, and FEDRIP is publicly accessible through DIALOG. CRISP records in toxicology are also furnished to the National Library of Medicine's TOXLINE database. This paper discusses the indexing, information retrieval, publication products, and search services of the CRISP system, and how users of medical information can benefit from it. PMID:2720218

Collins, K A

1989-01-01

366

Information resources management long-range plan, FY1994--1998  

SciTech Connect

This document describes IRM activities and the information technology resources and capabilities of the Department, the future requirements, and the strategies and plans to satisfy the identified requirements. The long-range planning process provides the systematic means to meet this objective and assists the Department in assuring that information technology (IT) support is provided in an efficient, effective, and timely manner so that its programmatic missions can be accomplished. Another important objective of the Plan is to promote better understanding, both within and external to the Department, of its IT environment, requirements, issues, and recommended solutions. This DOE IRM Plan takes into consideration the IRM requirements of approximately 50 different sites. The annual long-range planning cycle for supporting this Plan was initiated by a Call in August 1991 for site plans to be submitted in February 1992 by those Departmental components and contractors with major IRM requirements.

Not Available

1993-04-01

367

Searching online and Web-based resources for information on natural products used as drugs.  

PubMed Central

Finding and evaluating information on natural products used as drugs can present challenges to the information professional. In this study, eight databases including resources retrieved on the Web were compared for relevancy and uniqueness. Ten reference questions related to natural products used as drugs were searched in the latest three year file of a number of databases, including MEDLINE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica. In addition, the Web was searched for relevant Internet sites using the Alta Vista search engine. EMBASE/Excerpta Medica retrieved the largest number of relevant citations for four of the ten questions. MEDLINE, the Health Reference Center, and Alta Vista each retrieved the largest numbers in two questions. Overall, the standard medical databases were the first choice for the health professional and for many lay people because of their more extensive indexing and coverage of authoritative journals. PMID:9803295

Stone, V L; Fishman, D L; Frese, D B

1998-01-01

368

ERISTAR: Earth Resources Information Storage, Transformation, Analysis, and Retrieval administrative report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 1972 Systems Engineering program at Marshall Space Flight Center where 15 participants representing 15 U.S. universities, 1 NASA/MSFC employee, and another specially assigned faculty member, participated in an 11-week program is discussed. The Fellows became acquainted with the philosophy of systems engineering, and as a training exercise, used this approach to produce a conceptional design for an Earth Resources Information Storage, Transformation, Analysis, and Retrieval System. The program was conducted in three phases; approximately 3 weeks were devoted to seminars, tours, and other presentations to subject the participants to technical and other aspects of the information management problem. The second phase, 5 weeks in length, consisted of evaluating alternative solutions to problems, effecting initial trade-offs and performing preliminary design studies and analyses. The last 3 weeks were occupied with final trade-off sessions, final design analyses and preparation of a final report and oral presentation.

Vachon, R. I.; Obrien, J. F., Jr.; Lueg, R. E.; Cox, J. E.

1972-01-01

369

GENIES/SimCLIM Tools to Support Climate Change Information and Marine Resource Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate change will significantly impact the global environment, and the faster the change, the greater the risk of damage. The natural environment will be assaulted by increases in sea surface temperature and changes in the biogeochemical cycles of ocean ecosystems. Marine resource managers have begun to realize that the projected impacts of climate change in coastal and marine environments are full of uncertainties, creating enormous challenges when it comes to climate change response planning. CMIP5 GCMs produced a large amount of climate and ocean biogeochemical data for different climate change scenarios, which can provide indispensable information for marine resource planning and decision making. However, for end users, climate and ocean information needs to be processed to make it usable while applying robust scientific methods to make that processing acceptable. SimCLIM/GENIES software provides a comprehensive climate information, data management, and impact assessment platform. The software system consists of historical data and projections for atmospheric and oceanic variables, including air-temperature, precipitation, wind speed, sea surface temperature, ocean primary production, pH, pCO2, DIO, and DIC, with the potential for other data layers. These data are pre-processed using different downscaling and pattern scaling approaches, and then stored in a compact format with a very high compression ratio, which makes them more transferable. Users can carry out statistical and ensemble analyses with the software in order to better understand uncertainties. Within the software system, historical climate data, a climate change scenario generator, and impact assessment tools are all integrated into a single platform. They are policy-maker and end-user oriented and present climate information in a friendly and easily understandable manner with excellent spatial visualization tools. Moreover, the system provided and released an ArcGIS/marine add-in, which allows ArcGIS users to directly use climate information in their familiar software environment. GENIES is a decision support system built on a system dynamics simulation library with powerful simulation capabilities and great flexibility in simulation architecture, control, construction and integration. GENIES uses a visual coupling tool for data conversion, and dynamic updating of workflows. A user can easily build, extend and revise their own/already existing models when a new domain is explored or new questions arise, even during the runtime. Marine resources management model tools can be either coupled or developed with GENIES in a fast and friendly way. A coral reef impact model is developed as a demonstration.

Li, Y.; Urich, P.; Yin, C.; Kouwenhoven, P.; CLIMsystems Team

2013-05-01

370

Developing a web-based information resource for palliative care: an action-research inspired approach  

PubMed Central

Background General Practitioners and community nurses rely on easily accessible, evidence-based online information to guide practice. To date, the methods that underpin the scoping of user-identified online information needs in palliative care have remained under-explored. This paper describes the benefits and challenges of a collaborative approach involving users and experts that informed the first stage of the development of a palliative care website [1]. Method The action research-inspired methodology included a panel assessment of an existing palliative care website based in Victoria, Australia; a pre-development survey (n = 197) scoping potential audiences and palliative care information needs; working parties conducting a needs analysis about necessary information content for a redeveloped website targeting health professionals and caregivers/patients; an iterative evaluation process involving users and experts; as well as a final evaluation survey (n = 166). Results Involving users in the identification of content and links for a palliative care website is time-consuming and requires initial resources, strong networking skills and commitment. However, user participation provided crucial information that led to the widened the scope of the website audience and guided the development and testing of the website. The needs analysis underpinning the project suggests that palliative care peak bodies need to address three distinct audiences (clinicians, allied health professionals as well as patients and their caregivers). Conclusion Web developers should pay close attention to the content, language, and accessibility needs of these groups. Given the substantial cost associated with the maintenance of authoritative health information sites, the paper proposes a more collaborative development in which users can be engaged in the definition of content to ensure relevance and responsiveness, and to eliminate unnecessary detail. Access to volunteer networks forms an integral part of such an approach. PMID:17854509

Street, Annette F; Swift, Kathleen; Annells, Merilyn; Woodruff, Roger; Gliddon, Terry; Oakley, Anne; Ottman, Goetz

2007-01-01

371

Municipal Emergency Management System: a strategy towards information and managing resources  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Azores archipelago is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, on a complex geological setting where the North American, Eurasian and African plates meet. Throughout its history the geological and meteorological hazards have been the most significant and had cause thousands of deaths and extensive damages. To prepare and mitigate the impact of catastrophic events there are emergency plans to guide the authorities and to instruct the population. However, a key point on the effectiveness of any emergency plan is the efficiency on getting the relevant information from the existing plans and conveying quality information to the operational teams and to the population. To address this issue the Municipal Emergency Management System was designed as a modular software with a core database and two different applications; one back-office to input and manage data and one front-end to query the database. The database is installed in a server and the system runs over an Intranet or the Internet, allowing its management and query to be done anywhere. The information on the system comprises two sets of data: (a) static data, regarding guidelines from the official Municipal Emergency Plan and a broad characterization of the county that does not need to be updated frequently (geography, geomorphology, climatology and the main hazards to consider) and (b) dynamic information, concerning data that requires regular updating such as available resources, administrative officials, pertinent private organisations etc.. All dynamic data in the core database is organised in three layers: (1) administrative organisations with geographical expression (such as province or district), (2) entities with capability to provide aid on provisions, accommodations, health, infrastructures, construction, transportation and security (public services, non-governmental organisations, enterprises or individual persons) and (3) operative information (applicable laws, tasks of each operative structure of the emergency plan) All entities are indexed to a geographic region, corresponding to an administrative organisation, and all the resources available on the county are indexed to an entity and ultimately to one identified person. The back-office operations are performed through a web browser. In order to ensure the quality of the data, the system requires the operator to register with a valid login and keeps a record of every operation performed by each registered user. The frontend also runs over a web browser and is the key vector towards an efficient communication with the operative teams and the general public. Its menu structure was designed to provide direct answers to the main questions raised on emergency situations, such as where dislodged population will be accommodate? How to transport them? How to provide provisions? Who has the provisions? How to contact the pertinent persons? The front-end, however, has two distinct access levels. The general public access level allows browsing through the structure of the emergency plan the identification of the public officials involved in the plan and their respective roles, and to get logistic information regarding meeting points, resources available, etc... The unlimited access is restricted to authorized personnel with a valid login and grants the access to report forms to be used during the emergency situations as well as information considered confidential such as providers of the available resources and their contacts. The outcome of the Municipal Emergency Management System is a light structure, accessible from anywhere and managed at municipal level, but with the potential to develop a network of emergency management nodes that can work cooperatively since each county can provide the surrounding counties with access to its database.

Pacheco, J.

2009-04-01

372

Spectral classification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Taxonomic classification of astronomically observed stellar objects is described in terms of spectral properties. Stars receive a classification containing a letter, number, and a Roman numeral, which relates the star to other stars of higher or lower Roman numerals. The citation indicates the stellar chromatic emission in relation to the wavelengths of other stars. Standards are chosen from the available objects detected. Various classification schemes such as the MK, HD, and the Barbier-Chalonge-Divan systems are defined, including examples of indexing differences. Details delineating the separations between classifications are discussed with reference to the information content in spectral and in photometric classification schemes. The parameters usually used for classification include the temperature, luminosity, reddening, binarity, rotation, magnetic field, and elemental abundance or composition. The inclusion of recently discovered extended wavelength characteristics in nominal classifications is outlined, together with techniques involved in automated classification.

Jaschek, C.

373

Providing Technical Assistance in the Location of Information Resources to Designers and Developers of Professional Inservice Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the functions and services of four federally-funded information dissemination networks--the Research and Development Exchange (RDx), the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), the National Diffusion Network (NDN), and the State Capacity Building Programs (SCBP)--and explains how each network interrelates within…

Finley, Sevilla

374

Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies. NFES 2012-808  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the…

National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012

2012-01-01

375

`I'll just Google it!': Should lawyers' perceptions of Google inform the design of electronic legal resources?  

E-print Network

`I'll just Google it!': Should lawyers' perceptions of Google inform the design of electronic legal, regularly use Google to find information for their work. We present results of a series of interviews resources and why. We find lawyers use Google due to a variety of factors, many of which are related

Subramanian, Sriram

376

29.01.03.M1.30 Information Resources Wireless Access Page 1 of 5 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

Networking and Information Security (NIS) installed 802.11 enterprise authentication and encryption or NIS the information resources systems: Wireless Local Area Networks (based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards device connecting to a Texas A&M Ethernet port with wireless capabilities which extends the Texas A

377

Information enhancement, metrics, and data fusion in spectral and polarimetric images of natural scenes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to understand the phenomenology of optimum data acquisition and analysis and to develop an understanding of capabilities, field measurements of multiband, polarimetric data can substantially assist in developing a methodology to collect and to exploit feature signatures. In 1999, Duggin showed that images obtained with an 8-bit camera used as a polarimeter could yield additional information to that contained in a radiometric (S 0) image. It should be noted that Walraven and Curran had performed some very fine experiments almost two decades earlier, using photographic film, and North performed careful polarimetric measurements of the skydome using a four-lens polarimetric film camera and convex mirror in 1997. There have been a number of papers dealing with polarimetric field measurements since that time. Recently, commercial color cameras have become available that have 12-bit depth per channel. Here, we perform radiometric and chromatic calibrations and examine the possible use of a Nikon D200 10.2 mega pixel, 3 channel, 12-bit per channel camera fitted with a zoom lens as a potential field imaging polarimeter. We show that there are still difficulties in using off-the-shelf technology for field applications, but list some reasons why we need to address these challenges, in order to understand the phenomenology of data collection and analysis metrics for multiple data streams.

Duggin, Michael J.; Glass, William R.; Cabot, Elizabeth R.; Bowers, David; Wellems, David; Alsing, Paul

2007-09-01

378

Summary of Information and Resources Related to Energy Use in Healthcare Facilities - Version 1  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the results of a review of publicly available information on energy use in health care facilities. The information contained in this document and in the sources cited herein provides the background and context for efforts to reduce energy use and costs in health care. Recognizing the breadth and diversity of relevant information, the author acknowledges that the report is likely not comprehensive. It is intended only to present a broad picture of what is currently known about health care energy use. This review was conducted as part of a 'High Performance Health Care Buildings' research study funded by the California Energy Commission. The study was motivated by the recognition that health care facilities collectively account for a substantial fraction of total commercial building energy use, due in large part to the very high energy intensity of hospitals and other inpatient care facilities. The goal of the study was to develop a roadmap of research, development and deployment (RD&D) needs for the health care industry. In addition to this information review, the road map development process included interviews with industry experts and a full-day workshop at LBNL in March 2009. This report is described as 'Version 1' with the intent that it will be expanded and updated as part of an ongoing LBNL program in healthcare energy efficiency. The document is being released in this form with the hope that it can assist others in finding and accessing the resources described within.

Singer, Brett C.; Coughlin, Jennifer L.; Mathew, Paul A.

2009-09-08

379

Informing Water Resource Decisionmaking Through Assessments of Global Change Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystem Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The combined forces of land use change, climate change and variability, and UV radiation are altering aquatic ecosystems (e.g., streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, coral reefs). Changes in aquatic ecosystems are mediated by changes in temperature, hydrology, water quality/pollutant loading, sea level rise, storm surges, UV radiation and riparian habitat. The importance of these changes for water resource management is evident, but decisionmakers often have difficulty obtaining information that is timely, relevant and useful. EPA's Global Change Research Program is applying the concept of ecosystem services (conditions and processes through which ecosystems sustain and fulfill human life) to selected watersheds to help local decisionmakers evaluate how global changes could affect their water resources. We are developing a framework that will help identify a priori the types of services most likely to be affected, and methods for measuring, modeling, or estimating impacts on ecosystem services at specific sites. These methods involve using climate and land use change scenarios to drive linked hydrologic and ecological models. Our presentation will focus on how scientific information is being developed and communicated among stakeholders to inform decisions in three areas: San Pedro River Basin, San Francisco Bay & Basin, and watersheds near Washington, DC. These case studies represent different climate regimes (arid southwest, west coast Mediterranean type, subtropical zone of the east coast), different potential changes in climate (change in timing of seasonal floods and greater evaporation, change from winter snow to winter rain yielding decreased spring & summer streamflow, increased intensity of precipitation events), different land use pressures (agricultural and urban), and different spatial scales (1 to 43,000 sq. mi.). These case studies cover different sets of aquatic ecosystems and emphasize different ecosystem services. In addition, we will discuss other projects designed to help state, tribal, and local environmental protection programs assess and prepare for the consequences of global change.

Rogers, C. E.; Julius, S. H.

2001-05-01

380

78 FR 56649 - Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Agencies The volunteer programs of the following natural resource agencies are included: 1. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service; 2. Department of the Interior:...

2013-09-13

381

The AEOS Spectral Imaging System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past decade, there has been an explosion in the exploitation of spectral, polarimetric, and wavefront diversity techniques applied to a number of scientific imaging and non-imaging problems. Utility of these methods has been demonstrated and in many cases has resulted in the development of deployable systems. Through high performance algorithmic processing, end-users are provided with automated information extraction and enhanced capabilities for the tasks of discrimination, classification and identification. These techniques are successfully exploited today in the studies of earth resources, biological interactions, astronomy, manufacturing process control and military intelligence gathering among others. In this paper, I describe a system that has been developed at the Advance Electro-Optical System (AEOS) which achieves high spatial resolution, high spectral resolution, and high sensitivity simultaneously, permitting configurability of spatial, spectral and sensitivity parameters for timeline and feature extraction optimization. The AEOS Spectral Imaging System (ASIS) is a multi-spectral compensated imaging capability integrated with the 3.6m AEOS telescope located at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC). The optical implementation, sensors and processor architecture that have been developed during the past two years are described in this paper. The versatile implementation permits high sensitivity narrow-band, diffraction limited, compensated Adaptive-Optics (AO) imaging. ASIS has been designed to achieve highly synchronize multi-channel image data acquisition in the visible (VIS), near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR). Field de-rotation and Atmospheric Dispersion Compensation (ADC) permit high performance imaging and multi-frame processing from zenith down to near horizon. Additionally, the ASIS optical layout incorporates access ports for accommodation of auxiliary instruments and can support AO compensated data collections for other modalities. The ASIS system has been used to validate Model Based Spectral Image Deconvolution (MBSID) techniques and is also host to an imaging Stokes polarimeter.

Jerkatis, K.

382

1. This form may be used in conjunction with "as and when" contracts issued by Human Resources. Further information on this type of contract can be obtained from Human Resources.  

E-print Network

Resources. Further information on this type of contract can be obtained from Human Resources. 2. This form be submitted to Human Resources by the 5th of any month to ensure payment in that month. 8. Do NOT send copiesNOTES 1. This form may be used in conjunction with "as and when" contracts issued by Human

Mottram, Nigel

383

Remote sensing and GIS based information system for sustainable resources planning at Panchayat level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spatial databases of natural resources are very much essential to ensure enhanced productivity by conserving soil and water and to maintain ecological integrity of any region. Integration of various thematic layers prepared from high resolution data and detailed field survey would be preferred for grass root level planning (Panchayat) aimed to realize the potential of production system on a sustained basis. In this study, a detailed spatial data base was created for part of Kasaragod dist., Kerala, India. Detailed soil survey was carried out using cadastral map and registered over high resolution satellite data (IRS LISS-IV) which helped to identify problems and potentials of the area. Nearly 600 ha of land were found to be at higher erosion risk category out of ten soil series identified in the study area. Remote sensing data was used to prepare land use/land cover map and coconut (53%) followed by mixed vegetation type (16%) were found to be dominant. Soil site suitability assessment for major crops of the area was carried out and crossed with present land use to get the mismatch in land use/land utilization type. Alternate land use plan was prepared considering the potentials and problems of various available resources. Decision Support System (DSS) along with user interface is developed to support decision and extract relevant information. As organic carbon is one of the most important indicators of soil fertility C stock in the present and proposed land use was also estimated to understand the environmental significance.

Velmurugan, A.; Bhatt, S.; Dadhwal, V. K.

2006-12-01

384

Human Specimen Resources | Resources  

Cancer.gov

Researchers who utilize or require human specimens for their research may benefit from the information in this section, including how to find specimens for research, how to establish a tissue bank or resource, and funding opportunities related to human specimens.

385

Public Information Projects of the Geothermal Resources Council and the Geothermal Energy Association  

SciTech Connect

During the past 20 years the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), has grown and changed dramatically. An educational organization, the GRC sponsors an annual scientific meeting, and short courses, workshops, and symposia. Meetings and workshops typically are held at locations where members can also attend field trips. The GRC also publishes special reports, a monthly magazine, the GRC BULLETIN, and annual meeting transactions. The GRC On-line Information System, a relatively new service, is a library containing over 20,000 technical geothermal papers, articles, maps and periodicals. Presently, citations for 10,000 of these library materials are stored on computer and available via modem to users anywhere in the world. New citations are added to the library frequently. The GRC's sister association, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), collaborates with the GRC on educational programs.

Anderson, David N.; Smith, Estela

1995-01-26

386

Identifying polar bear resource selection patterns to inform offshore development in a dynamic and changing Arctic  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Although sea ice loss is the primary threat to polar bears (Ursus maritimus), little can be done to mitigate its effects without global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other factors, however, could exacerbate the impacts of sea ice loss on polar bears, such as exposure to increased industrial activity. The Arctic Ocean has enormous oil and gas potential, and its development is expected to increase in the coming decades. Estimates of polar bear resource selection will inform managers how bears use areas slated for oil development and to help guide conservation planning. We estimated temporally-varying resource selection patterns for non-denning adult female polar bears in the Chukchi Sea population (2008–2012) at two scales (i.e., home range and weekly steps) to identify factors predictive of polar bear use throughout the year, before any offshore development. From the best models at each scale, we estimated scale-integrated resource selection functions to predict polar bear space use across the population's range and determined when bears were most likely to use the region where offshore oil and gas development in the United States is slated to occur. Polar bears exhibited significant intra-annual variation in selection patterns at both scales but the strength and annual patterns of selection differed between scales for most variables. Bears were most likely to use the offshore oil and gas planning area during ice retreat and growth with the highest predicted use occurring in the southern portion of the planning area. The average proportion of predicted high-value habitat in the planning area was >15% of the total high-value habitat for the population during sea ice retreat and growth and reached a high of 50% during November 2010. Our results provide a baseline on which to judge future changes to non-denning adult female polar bear resource selection in the Chukchi Sea and help guide offshore development in the region. Lastly, our study provides a framework for assessing potential impacts of offshore oil and gas development to other polar bear populations around the Arctic.

Wilson, Ryan R.; Horne, Jon S.; Rode, Karyn D.; Regehr, Eric V.; Durner, George M.

2014-01-01

387

Resource Manual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. The main focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read information concerning available resources, and to provide immediate contact information for the purpose of applying for resources and/or locating additional information. The…

Human Development Institute, 2008

2008-01-01

388

Informing the gestalt: an ethical framework for allocating scarce federal public health and medical resources to states during disasters.  

PubMed

During catastrophic disasters, government leaders must decide how to efficiently and effectively allocate scarce public health and medical resources. The literature about triage decision making at the individual patient level is substantial, and the National Response Framework provides guidance about the distribution of responsibilities between federal and state governments. However, little has been written about the decision-making process of federal leaders in disaster situations when resources are not sufficient to meet the needs of several states simultaneously. We offer an ethical framework and logic model for decision making in such circumstances. We adapted medical triage and the federalism principle to the decision-making process for allocating scarce federal public health and medical resources. We believe that the logic model provides a values-based framework that can inform the gestalt during the iterative decision process used by federal leaders as they allocate scarce resources to states during catastrophic disasters. PMID:24612854

Knebel, Ann R; Sharpe, Virginia A; Danis, Marion; Toomey, Lauren M; Knickerbocker, Deborah K

2014-02-01

389

75 FR 29969 - Information Collection; Volunteer Application for Natural Resources Agencies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Agencies The volunteer programs of the following natural resource agencies are included: Department of Agriculture: U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service; Department of the Interior:...

2010-05-28

390

76 FR 12983 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Tenant Resource Network Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Comment Request; Tenant Resource Network Program AGENCY: Office of the...proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to...of Proposal: Tenant Resource Network Program. OMB Control Number, if applicable:...

2011-03-09

391

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and the manufacturing–marketing interface: an information-processing theory view  

Microsoft Academic Search

The manufacturing–marketing interface has received substantial consideration in the operations management literature. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of information systems in facilitating manufacturing–marketing integration. As integrated cross-functional systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are well-suited to provide manufacturing–marketing integration. Based on information-processing theory, the central proposition of this paper is the greater the interdependence between

T. F. Gattiker

2007-01-01

392

Astronomy for Everyone! -- The Library of Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory and the Public: An Example of Integration of Information Resources  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This talk illustrates how a research library can work in the public communication of science. It describes some experiences at Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory library in the dissemination of astronomical information for the general public. Particular attention is devoted to (1) the integration of information resources to support public outreach to children; and (2) the use of the historical archives for the dissemination of the history of astronomy.

Brunetti, F.; Gasperini, A.; Albanese, L.

2007-10-01

393

Community Resource Mapping: A Strategy for Promoting Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities. Information Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a guide to mapping community resources as a way of identifying assets and resources that can be used to aid students with disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood. Discussion of the principles of community resource mapping (relationship-driven and across programmatic and geographic boundaries) is followed by a…

Crane, Kelli; Skinner, Becky

394

Rural Health Resource Guide: A Compilation of Data and Information on Rural Health in New York State. Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide reflects, largely through statistical information, the status of health care in rural New York State. It is divided into five sections: (1) Demographics, Socioeconomics, and Technology; (2) Client Needs; (3) Provider Needs; (4) Designing an Integrated Rural Health System; and (5) Developing a Rural Health System for New York…

New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.

395

Strategies for Success: An Evaluation Handbook for Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is a basic "how-to" guide to help one's Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) or Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) evaluate its programs. Evaluation may seem overwhelming, but a center already performs some steps of the evaluation process for the reports required by the Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers…

Godfrey, Gretchen

2006-01-01

396

Lab 1: Earthquake Resources & Plotting Epicenters Overview: Students will access global earthquake database information and plot the  

E-print Network

Lab 1: Earthquake Resources & Plotting Epicenters Overview: Students will access global earthquake online data information (2) Plot the longitude and latitude of an earthquake on a map. (3) Identify the depth at which an earthquake occurs Time: Introduction & practice plotting (15 mins) Internet database

Smith-Konter, Bridget

397

Information for Inservice Training Development: A Collection from Field Efforts of the RMRRC (Rocky Mountain Regional Resource Center).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for trainers developing inservice workshops for regular classroom teachers and/or generalists, the manual contains information that evolved from field experiences and training efforts of special educators associated with the Rocky Mountain Regional Resource Center's (RMRRC) program to explore ways to support teachers serving handicapped…

Harrison, Susan, Comp.; And Others

398

Animal Dissection. [Fact Sheet and Resource List Information Packet from the Humane Society of the United States].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Killing animals for classroom dissection causes animal suffering, cheapens the value of life, and depletes wild animal populations, yet it remains commonplace. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) addresses the issue in this information packet which includes a fact sheet and three resource lists "on Dissection." The fact sheet discusses…

Balcombe, Jonathan

399

29.01.03.M1.03 Information Resources-Account Management Page 1 of 5 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

baseline standards for issuing and managing computing accounts, which includes off-site resources provided by the Texas A&M University (e.g., cloud computing or software-as-a-service). Definitions Account residing in computer memory to be read or updated. Digital Identity ­ the set of information that pertains

400

The use of the Internet as a resource for health information among patients attending a rheumatology clinic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. To determine the proportion of patients attending a rheumatology clinic who have access to a computer with Internet capabilities, to establish how often they search for health information, and how difficult or useful they find this resource. Methods. We performed a questionnaire-based study of consecutive patients attending a rheumatology clinic in two city teaching hospitals over a 1 week

M.-M. Gordon; H. A. Capell; R. Madhok

2002-01-01

401

NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper 43: The role of information resource training in aerospace education. Expanded version  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information resource instruction for undergraduate aerospace engineering students has traditionally been limited to an occasional part of the education process--a written paper required in the capstone design course or a library tour. Efforts to encourage the use of aerospace literature and information resources have been made in the past decade, with a recent push from information and, especially, networking technology. This paper presents data from a survey of U.S. aerospace engineering students regarding their instruction in the use of information resources. We find that more than 25 percent of the students surveyed had no instruction in technical communications skills or the use of information resources. We consider the need for instruction in the use of information resources and technical communications skills and the opportunities presented for improvement.

Lawrence, Barbara; Pinelli, Thomas E.; Barclay, Rebecca O.; Kennedy, John M.; Holloway, Karen

1994-01-01

402

The spectral absorption coefficient at 254nm as a real-time early warning proxy for detecting faecal pollution events at alpine karst water resources  

PubMed Central

Because spring water quality from alpine karst aquifers can change very rapidly during event situations, water abstraction management has to be performed in near real-time. Four summer events (2005-2008) at alpine karst springs were investigated in detail in order to evaluate the spectral absorption coefficient at 254nm (SAC254) as a real-time early warning proxy for faecal pollution. For the investigation Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) Satellite-based data communication between portable hydrometeorological measuring stations and an automated microbiological sampling device was used. The method for event triggered microbial sampling and analyzing was already established and described in a previous paper (Stadler et al., Wat. Sci. Technol. 58(4): 899-909, 2008). Data analysis including on-line event characterisation (i.e. precipitation, discharge, turbidity, SAC254) and comprehensive E. coli determination (n > 800) indicated that SAC254 is a useful early warning proxy. Irrespective of the studied event situations SAC254 always increased 3 to 6 hours earlier than the onset of faecal pollution, featuring different correlation phases. Furthermore, it seems also possible to use SAC254 as a real-time proxy parameter for estimating the extent of faecal pollution after establishing specific spring and event-type calibrations that take into consideration the variability of the occurrence and the transferability of faecal material It should be highlighted that diffuse faecal pollution from wildlife and live stock sources was responsible for spring water contamination at the investigated catchments. In this respect, the SAC254 can also provide useful information to support microbial source tracking efforts where different situations of infiltration have to be investigated. PMID:20962406

Stadler, H.; Klock, E.; Skritek, P.; Mach, R.L.; Zerobin, W.; Farnleitner, A.H.

2011-01-01

403

Land resource information needs of county government : a case study in Larimer County, Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

My two colleagues on the study team, Rex Burns of the Larimer County Planning Department, and Glenn McCarty of the Fort Collins office of the Soil Conservation Service, contributed substantially to this report; many of their written words have found their way directly into the text. Jill O'Gara later replaced Rex Burns as the Larimer County coordinator in the study's final stages. John Rold, Colorado State Geologist, assisted in coordinating our efforts at the beginning of this study. Lou Campbell, State Cartographer, gave valuable advice and assistance throughout the effort. Wallace Hansen and James Blakey of the USGS Geologic and Water Resources Divisions, respectively, read the final manuscript and helped in many other ways. Joanna Trolinger served as research assistant and manuscript typist. Many others in the USGS, SCS, and other organizations helped in supplying information and advice. Tom Bates, then Chairman of the USGS Central Region Earth Science Applications Task Force, was the originator of the study, leader of the USGS participation effort, and guiding inspiration throughout. The study was carried out in association with the Program on Environment and Behavior, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Alexander, Robert H.

1983-01-01

404

Audit of Bonneville Power Administration`s management of Information Resources  

SciTech Connect

Bonneville Power Administration`s (Bonneville) information resources include computer-related equipment, spare parts, and computer software. The objective of this audit was to determine whether Bonneville acquired and accounted for computer-related equipment properly. We found positive aspects in Bonneville`s management of computer-related equipment. However, improvements could be made in implementing credit card and property procedures. Specifically, we found that improvements were needed to (1) control credit card purchases, (2) ensure that equipment was tagged and included in property records, (3) maintain accountability over spare parts, and (4) identify unused equipment. As a result, about $90,000 of equipment was bought by personnel whose authority to purchase was not properly documented, and about $182,000 of purchases lacked supporting invoices. In addition, one maintenance support group had over $109,000 of spare parts shortages. Furthermore, Bonneville could have saved about $803,000 had unused equipment been redistributed within Bonneville or to other Federal and state agencies. Management concurred with the recommendations to improve internal controls.

NONE

1996-04-02

405

Summary of technical information and agreements from Nuclear Management and Resources Council industry reports addressing license renewal  

SciTech Connect

In about 1990, the Nuclear Management and Resources Council (NUMARC) submitted for NRC review ten industry reports (IRs) addressing aging issues associated with specific structures and components of nuclear power plants ad one IR addressing the screening methodology for integrated plant assessment. The NRC staff had been reviewing the ten NUMARC IRs; their comments on each IR and NUMARC responses to the comments have been compiled as public documents. This report provides a brief summary of the technical information and NUMARC/NRC agreements from the ten IRs, except for the Cable License Renewal IR. The technical information and agreements documented herein represent the status of the NRC staffs review when the NRC staff and industry resources were redirected to address rule implementation issues. The NRC staff plans to incorporate appropriate technical information and agreements into the draft standard review plan for license renewal.

Regan, C.; Lee, S. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Reactor Program Management; Chopra, O.K.; Ma, D.C.; Shack, W.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1996-10-01

406

78 FR 8192 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Education and Human Resources Project...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of...National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12...establish an information collection...National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12...Type of Information...

2013-02-05

407

The human resource information system: a rapid appraisal of Pakistan’s capacity to employ the tool  

PubMed Central

Background Human resources are an important building block of the health system. During the last decade, enormous investment has gone into the information systems to manage human resources, but due to the lack of a clear vision, policy, and strategy, the results of these efforts have not been very visible. No reliable information portal captures the actual state of human resources in Pakistan’s health sector. The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided technical support for the assessment of the existing system and development of a comprehensive Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Pakistan. Methods The questions in the WHO-HRIS Assessment tool were distributed into five thematic groups. Purposively selected (n=65) representatives from the government, private sector, and development partners participated in this cross sectional study, based on their programmatic affiliations. Results Fifty-five percent of organizations and departments have an independent Human Resources (HR) section managed by an establishment branch and are fully equipped with functional computers. Forty-five organizations (70%) had HR rules, regulations and coordination mechanisms, yet these are not implemented. Data reporting is mainly in paper form, on prescribed forms (51%), registers (3%) or even plain papers (20%). Data analysis does not give inputs to the decision making process and dissemination of information is quite erratic. Most of the organizations had no feedback mechanism for cross checking the HR data, rendering it unreliable. Conclusion Pakistan is lacking appropriate HRIS management. The current HRIS indeed has a multitude of problems. In the wake of 2011 reforms within the health sector, provinces are even in a greater need for planning their respective health department services and must work on the deficiencies and inefficiencies of their HRIS so that the gaps and HR needs are better aligned for reaching the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets. PMID:24016066

2013-01-01

408

Evaluation of generic medical information accessed via mobile phones at the point of care in resource-limited settings  

PubMed Central

Objective Many mobile phone resources have been developed to increase access to health education in the developing world, yet few studies have compared these resources or quantified their performance in a resource-limited setting. This study aims to compare the performance of resident physicians in answering clinical scenarios using PubMed abstracts accessed via the PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh) website versus medical/drug reference applications (Medical Apps) accessed via software on the mobile phone. Methods A two-arm comparative study with crossover design was conducted. Subjects, who were resident physicians at the University of Botswana, completed eight scenarios, each with multi-part questions. The primary outcome was a grade for each question. The primary independent variable was the intervention arm and other independent variables included residency and question. Results Within each question type there were significant differences in ‘percentage correct’ between Medical Apps and PubMed4Hh for three of the six types of questions: drug-related, diagnosis/definitions, and treatment/management. Within each of these question types, Medical Apps had a higher percentage of fully correct responses than PubMed4Hh (63% vs 13%, 33% vs 12%, and 41% vs 13%, respectively). PubMed4Hh performed better for epidemiologic questions. Conclusions While mobile access to primary literature remains important and serves an information niche, mobile applications with condensed content may be more appropriate for point-of-care information needs. Further research is required to examine the specific information needs of clinicians in resource-limited settings and to evaluate the appropriateness of current resources in bridging location- and context-specific information gaps. PMID:23535665

Goldbach, Hayley; Chang, Aileen Y; Kyer, Andrea; Ketshogileng, Dineo; Taylor, Lynne; Chandra, Amit; Dacso, Matthew; Kung, Shiang-Ju; Rijken, Taatske; Fontelo, Paul; Littman-Quinn, Ryan; Seymour, Anne K; Kovarik, Carrie L

2014-01-01

409

Community Code Resource Directory — CBIIT: Welcome to the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology  

Cancer.gov

This directory is intended to promote the exchange of community-developed digital capabilities supporting cancer research. The resources in this compilation are recommended by the community and will grow quickly to include capabilities across many biomedical domains. Check back frequently as new resources are added. To recommend a community-code resource for inclusion in this directory or to provide comments on this page, e-mail Application Support.

410

Evaluating the adequacy of climate change information to support long-term water resource planning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are partnering to understand appropriate applications of downscaling methods and hydrologic analysis used to produce projections of hydroclimate impacts used in long-term water resources planning and management. The overall objectives of this project are to determine the extent to which the portrayal of hydroclimate impacts depends on methodological choices, understand why different methods produce different results, and provide guidance on the suitability of different methods to provide state-of-the-art intelligence for water resources planning and management. Research questions include: (1) How does the portrayal of hydrologic impacts under climate change depend on the chosen downscaling method and resolution (i.e. dynamical downscaling using regional climate models versus non-dynamical downscaling using statistical or empirical methods)? (2) How does the portrayal of hydrologic impacts under climate change depend on the choice/configuration of hydrologic model(s) used for impact assessment and the parameter estimation strategy? This presentation provides a synthesis of methods and key findings. Main results are (i) high-resolution dynamic downscaling using a model such as the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is required to properly capture precipitation processes over complex terrain in the Colorado Headwaters region, and climate change scenarios from the 4-km WRF simulations are very different from current guidance being provided to water managers; (ii) WRF simulations at 12-km and 36-km have poor correspondence to observations, and very different change signals to the 4-km WRF simulations; (iii) the statistical downscaling methods examined struggle to adequately capture daily precipitation characteristics that are important to hydrologic impacts, such as wet-day frequency and spatial scaling over small catchment to large basin scales; and (iv) Impacts of climate change on hydrology are very sensitive to both the choice of hydrologic model and the method used to infer model parameter sets (e.g., hydrologic model calibration strategy). The results are being used to inform ongoing research to develop improved downscaling and hydrologic analysis techniques under climate change.

Brekke, L. D.; Clark, M. P.; Gutmann, E. D.; Pruitt, T.; Mizukami, N.; Mendoza, P. A.; Rasmussen, R.; Arnold, J.; Raff, D. A.; Rajagopalan, B.

2013-12-01

411

Patient Information in Graves' Disease and Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy: Readability Assessment of Online Resources  

PubMed Central

Background: The Internet is a vital source of information for patients hoping to learn more about their disease. Health literacy of the general population is known to be poor, with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommending that patient-oriented literature be written at a fourth- to sixth-grade reading level to optimize comprehensibility. In this study we assessed the readability of online literature specifically for Graves' disease (GD) and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). Methods: Readability of the content of the top 20 English-language GD patient-oriented online resources and top 30 of the equivalent TAO resources returned by Google search was analyzed. Web pages were identified using the Google search terms “Graves' disease” and “Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy,” respectively. Extraneous text (e.g., hyperlinks, affiliations, disclaimers) was removed. Relevant text proceeded to readability analysis using four validated measures: Flesch Reading Ease Score, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level, Simple Measure of Gobbledygook, and Gunning-Fog Index. Readability was compared with USDHHS standards. Results: Overall, median word count (with interquartile range [IQR] and range) was 990 (IQR 846, 195–3867), with a median of 18 words per sentence (IQR 4.0, 7.5–28). Median Flesch Reading Ease Score was 46 (IQR 13, 24–64), Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 11 (IQR 3.0, 7.2–17), Simple Measure of Gobbledygook 13 (IQR 2.0, 9.6–17), and Gunning-Fog Index 13 (IQR 3.0, 9.2–19), each equivalent to a reading level of >11th grade and “difficult” on the USDHHS classification. None of the web pages evaluated had readability scores in accordance with published guidelines. There was no significant difference with the country of origin of each web page, website commercial status, or with pages predominantly focused on GD or TAO. Conclusions: Readability scores for online GD and TAO patient-focused materials are inferior to those recommended. Screening of this online material, as well as subsequent revision, is crucial to increase future patient knowledge, satisfaction, and compliance. PMID:24040878

Denniston, Alastair K.; Boelaert, Kristien; Franklyn, Jayne A.; Durrani, Omar M.

2014-01-01

412

Spectral Lattices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spectral orthomorphisms between the spectral lattices of JBW algebras which preserve the scales extend to Jordan homomorphisms for a large class of algebras. Spectral lattice homomorphism is automatically a ?-lattice homomorphism. The range projection map is, up to a Jordan homomorphism, the only natural map from the spectral lattice onto the projection lattice. Continuity of the range projection determines finiteness of the algebra in Murray von Neumann comparison theory.

Hamhalter, Jan

2008-01-01

413

The use of social media and mobile device applications to disseminate natural hazard information by Natural Resources Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public expectation of near-instant and reliable information is constantly rising. Such expectation puts increasing demands on organizations charged with providing the public with information on hazard events in near-real-time, while ensuring quality and accuracy of content. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has responded by augmenting existing methods for earthquake information distribution with new and varied methods for relaying natural hazards information. We profile tools now employed operationally by NRCan to distribute earthquake information to emergency measures organizations, news media and the public. Also presented will be an example of a smart-'phone application which includes several tools for natural hazard preparedness and response, supplemented with automated real-time alerts.

Bird, A. L.; Ulmi, M.; Majewski, C.; Hayek, K.; Edwards, W.; McCormack, D. A.; Cole, R. T.; de Paor, D. R.

2011-12-01

414

Information-seeking behavior and the use of online resources: a snapshot of current health sciences faculty  

PubMed Central

Objective: The research assesses the information-seeking behaviors of health sciences faculty, including their use of online databases, journals, and social media. Methodology: A survey was designed and distributed via email to 754 health sciences faculty at a large urban research university with 6 health sciences colleges. Results: Twenty-six percent (198) of faculty responded. MEDLINE was the primary database utilized, with 78.5% respondents indicating they use the database at least once a week. Compared to MEDLINE, Google was utilized more often on a daily basis. Other databases showed much lower usage. Conclusions: Low use of online databases other than MEDLINE, link-out tools to online journals, and online social media and collaboration tools demonstrates a need for meaningful promotion of online resources and informatics literacy instruction for faculty. Implications: Library resources are plentiful and perhaps somewhat overwhelming. Librarians need to help faculty discover and utilize the resources and tools that libraries have to offer. PMID:25031557

De Groote, Sandra L.; Shultz, Mary; Blecic, Deborah D.

2014-01-01

415

Nanoinformatics workshop report: Current resources, community needs, and the proposal of a collaborative framework for data sharing and information integration.  

PubMed

The quantity of information on nanomaterial properties and behavior continues to grow rapidly. Without a concerted effort to collect, organize and mine disparate information coming out of current research efforts, the value and effective use of this information will be limited at best. Data will not be translated to knowledge. At worst, erroneous conclusions will be drawn and future research may be misdirected. Nanoinformatics can be a powerful approach to enhance the value of global information in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Much progress has been made through grassroots efforts in nanoinformatics resulting in a multitude of resources and tools for nanoscience researchers. In 2012, the nanoinformatics community believed it was important to critically evaluate and refine currently available nanoinformatics approaches in order to best inform the science and support the future of predictive nanotechnology. The Greener Nano 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop brought together informatics groups with materials scientists active in nanoscience research to evaluate and reflect on the tools and resources that have recently emerged in support of predictive nanotechnology. The workshop goals were to establish a better understanding of current nanoinformatics approaches and to clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs of the nanotechnology community. The theme of nanotechnology environmental health and safety (nanoEHS) was used to provide real-world, concrete examples on how informatics can be utilized to advance our knowledge and guide nanoscience. The benefit here is that the same properties that impact the performance of products could also be the properties that inform EHS. From a decision management standpoint, the dual use of such data should be considered a priority. Key outcomes include a proposed collaborative framework for data collection, data sharing and information integration. PMID:24454543

Harper, Stacey L; Hutchison, James E; Baker, Nathan; Ostraat, Michele; Tinkle, Sally; Steevens, Jeffrey; Hoover, Mark D; Adamick, Jessica; Rajan, Krishna; Gaheen, Sharon; Cohen, Yoram; Nel, Andre; Cachau, Raul E; Tuominen, Mark

2013-01-01

416

Measuring organizational performance in strategic human resource management: Problems, prospects and performance information markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major challenge for Strategic Human Resource Management research in the next decade will be to establish a clear, coherent and consistent construct for organizational performance. This article describes the variety of measures used in current empirical research linking human resource management and organizational performance. Implications for future research are discussed amidst the challenges of construct definition, divergent stake-holder criteria

Edward W. Rogers; Patrick M. Wright

1998-01-01

417

Central Ohio Information Network Resources and Strategies for Improved Library Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A network of 13 Central Ohio libraries undertook a survey to determine: (1) which library services and resources are best provided on a regional basis; (2) which library services and resources are best delivered on a local basis; and (3) what plan for regional cooperation in service delivery is most effective. This summary report contains a…

Sinclair, Dorothy

418

Organizational Design, Information Transfer, and the Acquisition of Rent-Producing Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the resource-based view of the firm, a dynamic story has emerged in which the knowledge accumulated over the history of a firm and embedded in organizational routines and structures influences the firm's ability to recognize the value of new resources and capabilities. This paper explores the possibility of firms to select organizational designs that increase the likelihood that they

Michael J. Lenox

2002-01-01

419

LncRBase: An Enriched Resource for lncRNA Information  

PubMed Central

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are noncoding transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides, which show evidence of pervasive transcription and participate in a plethora of cellular regulatory processes. Although several noncoding transcripts have been functionally annotated as lncRNAs within the genome, not all have been proven to fulfill the criteria for a functional regulator and further analyses have to be done in order to include them in a functional cohort. LncRNAs are being classified and reclassified in an ongoing annotation process, and the challenge is fraught with ambiguity, as newer evidences of their biogenesis and functional implication come into light. In our effort to understand the complexity of this still enigmatic biomolecule, we have developed a new database entitled “LncRBase” where we have classified and characterized lncRNAs in human and mouse. It is an extensive resource of human and mouse lncRNA transcripts belonging to fourteen distinct subtypes, with a total of 83,201 entries for mouse and 133,361 entries for human: among these, we have newly annotated 8,507 mouse and 14,813 human non coding RNA transcripts (from UCSC and H-InvDB 8.0) as lncRNAs. We have especially considered protein coding gene loci which act as hosts for non coding transcripts. LncRBase includes different lncRNA transcript variants of protein coding genes within LncRBase. LncRBase provides information about the genomic context of different lncRNA subtypes, their interaction with small non coding RNAs (ncRNAs) viz. piwi interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) and their mode of regulation, via association with diverse other genomic elements. Adequate knowledge about genomic origin and molecular features of lncRNAs is essential to understand their functional and behavioral complexities. Overall, LncRBase provides a thorough study on various aspects of lncRNA origin and function and a user-friendly interface to search for lncRNA information. LncRBase is available at http://bicresources.jcbose.ac.in/zhumur/lncrbase. PMID:25233092

Maji, Ranjan Kumar; Saha, Sudipto; Ghosh, Zhumur

2014-01-01

420

Majoring in Forest Resources & Conservation  

E-print Network

Majoring in Forest Resources & Conservation Specialization: Forest Informatics Forest resources where quantification, modeling, descriptive and predictive analyses of natural resources Resources and Conservation 3 credits FOR3434C Forest Resources Information Systems 3

Watson, Craig A.

421

Majoring in Forest Resources & Conservation  

E-print Network

Majoring in Forest Resources & Conservation Specialization: Forest Resource Management Forest. Summer FOR3200C Foundations in Forest Resources and Conservation 3 credits FOR3434C Forest Resources Information Systems 3 credits Fall FNR3410C Natural Resource Sampling

Watson, Craig A.

422

Majoring in Forest Resources & Conservation  

E-print Network

Conservation, SWS4245 Water Resource Sustainability or AEB4123 Agricultural & Natural Resource LawMajoring in Forest Resources & Conservation Specialization: Watershed Science & Management Foundations in Forest Resources and Conservation 3 credits FOR3434C Forest Resources Information

Watson, Craig A.

423

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

PubMed Central

Objective: The research studied whether a clinician's preference for online health knowledge resources varied with the use of two applications that were designed for information retrieval in an academic hospital setting. Methods: The researchers analyzed a year's worth of computer log files to study differences in the ways that four clinician groups (attending physicians, housestaff physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses) sought information using two types of information retrieval applications (health resource links or Infobutton icons) across nine resources while they reviewed patients' laboratory results. Results: From a set of 14,979 observations, the authors found statistically significant differences among the 4 clinician groups for accessing resources using the health resources application (P<0.001) but not for the Infobuttons application (P?=?0.31). For the health resources application, the preferences of the 4 clinical groups varied according to the specific resources examined (all P?0.02). Conclusion: The information-seeking behavior of clinicians may vary in relation to their role and the way in which the information is presented. Studying these behaviors can provide valuable insights to those tasked with maintaining information retrieval systems' links to appropriate online knowledge resources. PMID:23405044

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

2013-01-01

424

Inverse spectral results for Schrödinger operators on the unit interval with partial information given on the potentials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We pursue the analysis of the Schrödinger operator on the unit interval in inverse spectral theory initiated in the work of Amour and Raoux ["Inverse spectral results for Schrödinger operators on the unit interval with potentials in Lp spaces," Inverse Probl. 23, 2367 (2007)]. While the potentials in the work of Amour and Raoux belong to L1 with their difference in Lp (1?p

Amour, L.; Faupin, J.; Raoux, T.

2009-03-01

425

Assessing forest structural and physiological information content of multi-spectral LiDAR waveforms by radiative transfer modelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept for a multi-spectral, full-waveform canopy LiDAR instrument was tested by simulating return waveforms using a model providing ecological sound tree structure (TREEGROW) and a model of leaf optical properties (PROSPECT). The proposed instrument will take measurements at four different wavelengths, which were chosen according to physiological processes altering leaf reflectance and transmittance. The modelling was used to assess

Felix Morsdorf; Caroline Nichol; Timothy Malthus; Iain H. Woodhouse

2009-01-01

426

An inventory of state natural resources information systems. [including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data bases and information systems developed and maintained by state agencies to support planning and management of environmental and nutural resources were inventoried for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The information obtained is assembled into a computerized data base catalog which is throughly cross-referecence. Retrieval is possible by code, state, data base name, data base acronym, agency, computer, GIS capability, language, specialized software, data category name, geograhic reference, data sources, and level of reliability. The 324 automated data bases identified are described.

Martinko, E. A. (principal investigator); Caron, L. M.; Stewart, D. S.

1984-01-01

427

Processing indexical information demands resources: Evidence from the change deafness paradigm.  

E-print Network

Information about talker identity, referred to as indexical information, and the way it is processed in spoken word recognition is a topic of much debate. Current theories of spoken word recognition suggest indexical information is either removed...

Donoso, Alexander

2010-04-26

428

48 CFR 1252.239-70 - Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Regulations System 5 2014-10-01...2014-10-01 false Security requirements for unclassified information technology...Unclassified Information Technology...responsible for Information Technology security for all systems...

2014-10-01

429

48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Regulations System 7 2014-10-01... false Security requirements...facilities, Information Technology...sensitive information. 3004...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, HOMELAND...Sensitive Information Within...

2014-10-01

430

48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations System 7 2013-10-01... true Security requirements...facilities, Information Technology...sensitive information. 3004...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, HOMELAND...Sensitive Information Within...

2013-10-01

431

48 CFR 652.239-71 - Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Regulations System 4 2014-10-01... false Security Requirements...Unclassified Information Technology...responsible for information technology (IT) security, based...for all systems connected...Guide for the Security Certification...of Federal Information Technology Systems...

2014-10-01

432

48 CFR 552.239-71 - Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...determination of the security impact of changes to the information system and environment...Reporting the security state of the information system to appropriate...Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle...

2014-10-01

433

48 CFR 3004.470 - Security requirements for access to unclassified facilities, Information Technology resources...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Regulations System 7 2012-10-01... false Security requirements...facilities, Information Technology...sensitive information. 3004...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, HOMELAND...Sensitive Information Within...

2012-10-01

434

Expansion and Enhacement of the Wyoming Coalbed Methane Clearinghouse Website to the Wyoming Energy Resources Information Clearinghouse.  

SciTech Connect

Energy development is expanding across the United States, particularly in western states like Wyoming. Federal and state land management agencies, local governments, industry and non-governmental organizations have realized the need to access spatially-referenced data and other non-spatial information to determine the geographical extent and cumulative impacts of expanding energy development. The Wyoming Energy Resources Information Clearinghouse (WERIC) is a web-based portal which centralizes access to news, data, maps, reports and other information related to the development, management and conservation of Wyomingâ??s diverse energy resources. WERIC was established in 2006 by the University of Wyomingâ??s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) and the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) with funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The WERIC web portal originated in concept from a more specifically focused website, the Coalbed Methane (CBM) Clearinghouse. The CBM Clearinghouse effort focused only on coalbed methane production within the Powder River Basin of northeast Wyoming. The CBM Clearinghouse demonstrated a need to expand the effort statewide with a comprehensive energy focus, including fossil fuels and renewable and alternative energy resources produced and/or developed in Wyoming. WERIC serves spatial data to the greater Wyoming geospatial community through the Wyoming GeoLibrary, the WyGISC Data Server and the Wyoming Energy Map. These applications are critical components that support the Wyoming Energy Resources Information Clearinghouse (WERIC). The Wyoming GeoLibrary is a tool for searching and browsing a central repository for metadata. It provides the ability to publish and maintain metadata and geospatial data in a distributed environment. The WyGISC Data Server is an internet mapping application that provides traditional GIS mapping and analysis functionality via the web. It is linked into various state and federal agency spatial data servers allowing users to visualize multiple themes, such as well locations and core sage grouse areas, in one domain. Additionally, this application gives users the ability to download any of the data being displayed within the web map. The Wyoming Energy Map is the newest mapping application developed directly from this effort. With over a 100 different layers accessible via this mapping application, it is the most comprehensive Wyoming energy mapping application available. This application also provides the public with the ability to create cultural and wildlife reports based on any location throughout Wyoming and at multiple scales. The WERIC website also allows users to access links to federal, state, and local natural resource agency websites and map servers; research documents about energy; and educational information, including information on upcoming energy-relate conferences. The WERIC website has seen significant use by energy industry consultants, land management agencies, state and local decision-makers, non-governmental organizations and the public. Continued service to these sectors is desirable but some challenges remain in keeping the WERIC site viable. The most pressing issue is finding the human and financial resources to keep the site continually updated. Initially, the concept included offering users the ability to maintain the site themselves; however, this has proven not to be a viable option since very few people contributed. Without user contributions, the web page relied on already committed university staff to publish and link to the appropriate documents and web-pages. An option that is currently being explored to address this issue is development of a partnership with the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources (SER). As part of their outreach program, SER may be able to contribute funding for a full-time position dedicated to maintenance of WERIC.

Hulme, Diana; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey; Bergman, Harold; Oakleaf, Jim

2010-03-26

435

75 FR 5296 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; National Resource Centers (NRC) Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; National...Information System (IRIS) online data and reporting system...to institutions of higher education or consortia of...

2010-02-02

436

48 CFR 1352.239-72 - Security requirements for information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative...telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor...implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably...

2014-10-01

437

77 FR 10480 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Hawaii Resident Resource Users...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Resource Users' Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Coral Reefs in Two Hawaii Priority...users' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding coral reef and watershed conditions...users' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions will supplement broader public...

2012-02-22

438

77 FR 33229 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; National Resource Network  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...L. 112- 55, approved Nov. 18, 2011) funds technical assistance for HUD programs under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. Through the SC2 National Resource Network, HUD and its partners will offer a central portal to connect...

2012-06-05

439

76 FR 18573 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Resource Bank  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...L. 111-117 approved December 16, 2009) funds technical assistance for HUD programs under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. The National Resource Bank will provide cities tailored technical support through a ``one-stop-shop'' of...

2011-04-04

440

NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT- CREATING USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MANAGING SOUTHEAST COASTAL RESOURCES  

EPA Science Inventory

Abstract and Oral Presentation. The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is a large-scale, comprehensive environmental monitoring program designed to characterize the ecological condition of the Nation¿s coastal resources. Keys to the success of this program are partnerships ...

441

48 CFR 352.239-72 - Security requirements for Federal information technology resources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and surveillance), peripheral equipment designed to be controlled by the central processing unit of a computer, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services) and related resources. This clause does not apply to...

2014-10-01

442

36 CFR 293.15 - Gathering information about resources other than minerals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...posting of performance bonds. (d) Prospecting for water resources and the establishment of new reservoirs, water-conservation works, power projects, transmission lines, and other facilities needed in the public interest and the...

2012-07-01

443

Web-based hypothermia information: a critical assessment of Internet resources and a comparison to peer-reviewed literature.  

PubMed

Aims:Hypothermia is a medical condition characterized by a drop in core body temperature, and it is a considerable source of winter weather-related vulnerability in mid-/high-latitude areas. Heat vulnerability research, including assessments of internet-based resources, is more thoroughly represented in the peer-reviewed literature than cold-related vulnerability research. This study was undertaken to summarize available web-based hypothermia information, and then determine its scientific validity compared to the peer-reviewed literature.Methods:This research takes a similar approach used by Hajat et al. for web-based heat vulnerability research, and utilizes this framework to assess hypothermia information found on the internet. Hypothermia-related search terms were used to obtain websites containing hypothermia information, and PubMed (medical literature search engine) and Google Scholar were used to identify peer-reviewed hypothermia literature. The internet information was aggregated into categories (vulnerable populations, symptoms, prevention), which were then compared to the hypothermia literature to determine the scientific validity of the web-based guidance. The internet information was assigned a Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT) grade (developed by the American Academy of Family Practitioners) of A, B, or C based on the peer-reviewed evidence.Results:Overall, 25 different pieces of guidance within the three categories were identified on 49 websites. Guidance concerning hypothermia symptoms most frequently appeared on websites, with six symptoms appearing on 50% or greater of websites. No piece of guidance within the vulnerable population categories appeared on greater than 60% of the websites, and prevention-related guidance was characterized by varied SORT grades.Conclusions:Hypothermia information on the internet was not entirely congruent with the information within the peer-reviewed medical literature. Several suggestions for improving web-based hypothermia resources include clearly listing sources for users to see and eliminating guidance with lower SORT grades and replacing with evidence-based information. PMID:24532173

Spencer, Jeremy M; Sheridan, Scott C

2014-02-14

444

IPLR: an online resource for Greek word-level and sublexical information  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a new online psycholinguistic resource for Greek based on analyses of written corpora combined with text processing\\u000a technologies developed at the Institute for Language & Speech Processing (ILSP), Greece. The “ILSP PsychoLinguistic Resource”\\u000a (IPLR) is a freely accessible service via a dedicated web page, at http:\\/\\/speech.ilsp.gr\\/iplr. IPLR provides analyses of user-submitted letter strings (words and nonwords) as well

Athanassios Protopapas; Marina Tzakosta; Aimilios Chalamandaris; Pirros Tsiakoulis

445

Reply to Efford on ‘Integrating resource selection information with spatial capture-recapture’  

USGS Publications Warehouse

3. A key point of Royle et al. (Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2013, 4) was that active resource selection induces heterogeneity in encounter probability which, if unaccounted for, should bias estimates of population size or density. The models of Royle et al. (Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2013, 4) and Efford (Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2014, 000, 000) merely amount to alternative models of resource selection, and hence varying amounts of heterogeneity in encounter probability.

Royle, Andy; Chandler, Richard; Sun, Catherine C.; Fuller, Angela K.

2014-01-01

446

Use of depth information from in-depth photon counting detectors for x-ray spectral imaging: a preliminary simulation study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Purpose: Photon counting x-ray detectors (PCXD) may improve dose-efficiency but are hampered by limited count rate. They generally have imperfect energy response. Multi-layer ("in-depth") detectors have been proposed to enable higher count rates but the potential benefit of the depth information has not been explored. We conducted a simulation study to compare in-depth detectors against single layer detectors composed of common materials. Both photon counting and energy integrating modes were studied. Methods: Polyenergetic transmissions were simulated through 25cm of water and 1cm of calcium. For PCXD composed of Si, GaAs or CdTe a 120kVp spectrum was used. For energy integrating x-ray detectors (EIXD) made from GaAs, CdTe or CsI, spectral imaging was done using 80 and 140kVp and matched dose. Semi-ideal and phenomenological energy response models were used. To compare these detectors, we computed the Cramér-Rao lower bound (CRLB) of the variance of basis material estimates. Results: For PCXDs with perfect energy response, depth data provides no additional information. For PCXDs with imperfect energy response and for EIXDs the improvement can be significant. E.g., for a CdTe PCXD with realistic energy response, depth information can reduce the variance by ~50%. The improvement depends on the x-ray spectrum. For a semi-ideal Si detector and a narrow x-ray spectrum the depth information has minimal advantage. For EIXD, the in-depth detector has consistent variance reduction (15% and 17%~19% for water and calcium, respectively). Conclusions: Depth information is beneficial to spectral imaging for both PCXD and EIXD. The improvement depends critically on the detector energy response.

Yao, Yuan; Bornefalk, Hans; Hsieh, Scott S.; Danielsson, Mats; Pelc, Norbert J.

2014-03-01

447

Planning & Information Resources Management: The Case for Combining University Academic & Administrative Computing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report outlines how the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) could move toward institutionalizing a chief information officer and merge campus academic and administrative information systems. The chief information officer would have such responsibilities as strategic planning participation, information systems planning, development of…

Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.

448

An Integrated Bibliographic Information System: Concept and Application for Resource Sharing in Special Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Defense Department Scientific and Technical Information (STI) network is composed of over 200 technical libraries and information centers tied together by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), an organization which seeks to improve the flow of information throughout the STI network by promoting shared cataloging and integrated…

Cotter, Gladys A.; And Others

449

Management of change: technological developments and human resource issues in the information sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considers the changes taking place in the information and library sector - changes which are due, in the main, to fast developing technologies and the resulting information explosion. Traditional skills and methods of working are coming under increasing pressure and are no longer sufficient. Assesses the impact of these information technology changes on information staff, who are having to extend

Janet Farrow

1997-01-01

450

Surface-water-resources information for the Ho-Chunk Nation lands and vicinity, Wisconsin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Ho-Chunk Nation is interested in documenting water-quality conditions in streams adjacent to their Reservation lands in Wisconsin and developing management plans to protect these water resources. The Nation uses these waterways for recreation and as a source for food, and therefore, is dedicated to maintaining and restoring their quality. Ho-Chunk lands encompass more than 10,000 acres ranging primarily over 17 counties in Wisconsin. The study areas for this report include streams adjacent to Ho-Chunk Nation residential lands: Potch-Hah-Chee, Sandpillow, Mission, Bluewing, Chakh Hah Chee, Winnebago Heights, Indian Heights, and Ho-Chunk Village. These residential areas, or housing sites, are located along or near the Middle Branch Embarrass, Black, Lemonweir, and Wisconsin Rivers or their tributaries. Water-quality data were compiled and summarized, and basin maps showing land cover and previous sampling sites are presented. Qualitative assessments of factors that could potentially affect water quality were summarized from the literature. Quantitative data were available from several studies (more than 5) for the Potch-Hah-Chee area, few studies (1?5) for the Sandpillow, Mission, Ho-Chunk Village, and Indian Heights areas, and no studies for the Bluewing, Chakh Hah Chee, and Winnebago Heights areas. Data analysis was limited to averaging basic water-quality constituents for the Middle Branch Embarrass River in the Potch-Hah-Chee area. The mainstem Wisconsin and Black Rivers have been extensively studied elsewhere and are not independently re-evaluated here. Qualitative assessments indicate that agricultural activities are the main contributing factor to water quality and fish habitat problems in the studied areas. Index of Biotic Integrity ratings, based on fish data, were available for 5 sites on 3 streams. Hilsenhoff Biotic Index ratings, based on macroinvertebrate data, were available for 21 sites on 4 streams. This information will serve as baseline data and as a guide to ongoing study and management of these waters by the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Diebel, Matthew W.; Sullivan, Daniel J.

2003-01-01

451

Inverse spectral results for Schroedinger operators on the unit interval with partial information given on the potentials  

SciTech Connect

We pursue the analysis of the Schroedinger operator on the unit interval in inverse spectral theory initiated in the work of Amour and Raoux [''Inverse spectral results for Schroedinger operators on the unit interval with potentials in Lp spaces,'' Inverse Probl. 23, 2367 (2007)]. While the potentials in the work of Amour and Raoux belong to L{sup 1} with their difference in L{sup p}(1{<=}p<{infinity}), we consider here potentials in W{sup k,1} spaces having their difference in W{sup k,p}, where 1{<=}p{<=}+{infinity}, k(set-membership sign)(0,1,2). It is proved that two potentials in W{sup k,1}([0,1]) being equal on [a,1] are also equal on [0,1] if their difference belongs to W{sup k,p}([0,a]) and if the number of their common eigenvalues is sufficiently high. Naturally, this number decreases as the parameter a decreases and as the parameters k and p increase.

Amour, L.; Raoux, T. [Laboratoire de Mathematiques EDPPM, FRE-CNRS 3111, Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Moulin de la Housse, BP 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2 (France); Faupin, J. [Institut de Mathematiques de Bordeaux, UMR-CNRS 5251, Universite de Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Liberation, 33405 Talence Cedex (France)

2009-03-15

452

29.01.03.M1.21 Information Resources -System Development and Acquisition Page 1 of 3 STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  

E-print Network

· Medical Records Information Resources (IR) - the procedures, equipment, and software that are designed are implemented. Based on risk management considerations and business functions, the resource owner may determine and develop. · The application is used at a department-wide level for an on-going function, and manages

453

Evaluation of ERTS-1 imagery for land use/resource inventory information. [image enhancement of multispectral photography  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This investigation was to develop a low cost, manual technique for enhancing ERTS-1 imagery and preparing it in suitable format for use by users with wide and varied interests related to land use and natural resources information. The goals were: to develop enhancement techniques based on concepts and practices extant in photographic sciences, to provide a means of allowing productive interpretation of the imagery by manual means, to produce a product at low cost, to provide a product that would have wide applications, and one compatible with existing information systems. Cost of preparation of the photographically enhanced, enlarged negatives and positives and the diazo materials is about 1 cent per square mile. Cost of creating and mapping a land use classification of twelve use types at a scale of 1:250,000 is only $1 per square mile. The product is understood by users, is economical, and is compatible with existing information systems.

Hardy, E. E.; Skaley, J. E.; Phillips, E. S.

1974-01-01

454

Processing technologies for extracting cobalt from domestic resources. Information Circular/1988  

SciTech Connect

A summary of the cobalt processing technologies for the major domestic resources is presented. The processing technologies for the Blackbird, Madison Mine, Duluth Gabbro, iron ore pyrite, laterites, and manganese sea nodules are nearly complete, but the economics are not favorable. Research on these resources should be limited to approaches that promise to cut the total processing costs by at least 50 pct. The most-promising sources of cobalt are the spent-copper leach solutions and siegenite from the Missouri lead ores. Research on cobalt processing from these two sources needs to be completed.

Jordan, C.E.

1988-01-01

455

Recent advancements in information extraction methodology and hardware for earth resources survey systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The present work discusses some recent developments in preprocessing and extractive processing techniques and hardware and in user applications model development for earth resources survey systems. The Multivariate Interactive Digital Analysis System (MIDAS) is currently being developed, and is an attempt to solve the problem of real time multispectral data processing in an operational system. The main features and design philosophy of this system are described. Examples of wetlands mapping and land resource inventory are presented. A user model developed for predicting the yearly production of mallard ducks from remote sensing and ancillary data is described.

Erickson, J. D.; Thomson, F. J.

1974-01-01

456

Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. A Directory with Budget, Staff, and Collections Information and FY 2002 Statistics on Readership and Circulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory included information on various library agencies including (1) Network Libraries and Machine-Lending Agencies, (2) Affiliated Library Consortium, and (3) Other Library Resources at the National Level. (Author)

Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

457

Recursos de Trabajo: Informacion sobre Carreras (Occupational Resources: Career Information). CHOICE (Challenging Options in Career Education).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a two-level career education curriculum initially developed for migrant children, the book is the first of three secondary level texts designed to provide high school students with self-awareness, job and role information, and decision-making/goal attaining information related to career education. The text provides job and role information

Putnam and Northern Westchester Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY.

458

Application of geographical information systems to co-analysis of disease and economic resources: dengue and malaria in Thailand.  

PubMed

Two vector-borne communicable diseases, malaria and dengue, are among a number of diseases of particular importance in relation to economic development in Southeast Asia and thus need to be assessed in relation to economic parameters in the region. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide one means of comparing disease and resource data versus time and place, to facilitate rapid visualization by planners and administrators. Given that Thailand is a global epicenter of multidrug resistant falciparum malaria and of dengue hemorrhagic fever, both of which are mosquito-borne, application of GIS methods to these two diseases gives opportunity for comparison of resource needs and allocation in relation to disease epidemiologic patterns. This study examined per capita gross provincial product (GPPpc) and health care resources in relation to geographic distribution of malaria and dengue in Thailand. The two diseases vary greatly in overall seasonal patterns and in relation to provincial economic status, and present differing demands on resource utilization: planned integration of control of malaria and dengue could utilize such analyses in relation to resource sharing and consideration of allocative efficiency. The concentration of malaria (and to a lesser extent dengue) along international border areas underscores the desirability of multi-country coordination of disease management and control programs. Because socio-economic and disease data are collected by quite different means and in different time frames, there are some limitations to the dynamic interpolation of these two broad data sets, but useful inferences can be drawn from this approach for application to overall planning, at both national and multi-country levels. PMID:10772545

Indaratna, K; Hutubessy, R; Chupraphawan, S; Sukapurana, C; Tao, J; Chunsutthiwat, S; Thimasarn, K; Crissman, L

1998-12-01

459

A Convergent Data Model for On-the-Fly Integration of Net Information Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is often required to integrate Internet-based data sources together in an ad-hoc way. Since such data sources are commonly heterogeneous and autonomous, they cannot come along uniformly. The paper proposes a novel data model and rational operations thereof to enable users to define local views of resources to be integrated and to eliminate syntactic and semantic heterogeneities. The local

Yongshan Wei; Yanbo Han; Feng Zhang; Zhonglin Sun; Xin Chen

2009-01-01

460

Sources of Information in Water Resources: An Annotated Guide to Printed Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide cites and annotates over 1100 titles found useful for reference purposes in the water resources field. In addition to a core of titles familiar to hydrologists, titles are included from those allied fields which cover certain aspects of water. The emphasis is on the literature of the United States and in general covers the period from…

Giefer, Gerald J.

461

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Certificate in Geographic Information Systems  

E-print Network

Land Measurements and GPS (1) _____ FW5560 Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective (4 for Resource Management (4) _____ FW4540 Environmental Remote Sensing (3) OR _____ GE4250 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (3) _____ FW4545 Map Design with GIS (2) Electives (choose 6 or more credits) _____ FW3170

462

Morphological Information and Memory Resources in Children's Processing of Relative Clauses in German  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the processing of agreement marking and case marking in the comprehension of German relative clauses in 48 seven-year-old monolingual German-speaking children in a picture selection task. We examined the relation between the effectiveness of these different morphological cues and individual memory resources as measured by a…

Arosio, Fabrizio; Yatsushiro, Kazuko; Forgiarini, Matteo; Guasti, Maria Teresa

2012-01-01

463

Characterizing Wyoming ranching operations: Natural resource goals, management practices and information sources  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Wyoming rangelands produce food and provide other vital ecosystem services, but the decision-making process of the ranchers who steward these lands is complex and poorly understood. What are the characteristics of Wyoming ranches, and how do ranchers manage natural resources? In cooperation with the...

464

Linguistic Structure and Bilingual Informants Help Induce Machine Translation of Lesser-Resourced Languages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Producing machine translation (MT) for the many minority lan- guages in the world is a serious challenge. Minorit y languages typically have few resources for building MT systems. For many minor languages there is little machine readable te xt, few knowledgeable linguists, and little money available for MT de- velopment. For these reasons, our research programs on minor- ity language

Christian Monson; Vamshi Ambati; Lori S. Levin; Alon Lavie; Alison Alvarez; Roberto Aranovich; Jaime G. Carbonell; Robert E. Frederking; Erik Peterson; Katharina Probst

2008-01-01

465

Linguistic Structure and Bilingual Informants Help Induce Machine Translation of Lesser-Resourced Languages  

E-print Network

translation (MT) for the many minority lan- guages in the world is a serious challenge. Minority languages typically have few resources for building MT systems. For many minor languages there is little machine. For these reasons, our research programs on minor- ity language MT have focused on leveraging to the maximum extent

Carbonell, Jaime

466

Linguistic Structure and Bilingual Informants Help Induce Machine Translation of Lesser-Resourced Languages  

E-print Network

.a.probst@accenture.com Abstract Producing machine translation (MT) for the many minority languages in the world is a serious challenge. Minority languages typically have few resources for building MT systems. For many minor languages development. For these reasons, our research programs on minority language MT have fo- cused on leveraging

Monson, Christian

467

Risk Management for Study Abroad Programs: Issues and Resources to Inform Program Development, Administration, and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter provides a practical background to the health and safety risks and challenges for U.S. colleges and universities and other program providers. Potential risks, field-based guidelines, good practices, and resources to support the management of risks by study abroad offices will be covered.

Rhodes, Gary

2014-01-01

468

Mary Parker Follett: A Rediscovered Voice Informing the Field of Human Resource Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Human resource development (HRD) uses a wide variety of theories from multiple disciplines and fields of study to create its own unique field of scholarly practice. As with any field, however, we tend to get comfortable with familiar theories and theorists and fail to explore other possible sources of wisdom. One scholar whose work is worthy of…

Wheelock, Leslie Delapena; Callahan, Jamie L.

2006-01-01

469

Rural Health Services Funding: A Resource Guide. Revised Edition. Rural Information Center Publication Series, No. 41.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following the collapse of health care services in many rural areas in recent years, rural health care providers are developing new strategies to meet the needs of their communities and are working creatively to maximize resources. Much of that effort has been enhanced with financial and technical assistance from federal, state, and private…

Towner, Sarah R., Comp.

470

Mary Parker Follett: A Rediscovered Voice Informing the Field of Human Resource Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human resource development (HRD) uses a wide variety of theories from multiple disciplines and fields of study to create its own unique field of scholarly practice. As with any field, however, we tend to get comfortable with familiar theories and theorists and fail to explore other possible sources of wisdom. One scholar whose work is worthy of study is Mary

Leslie Delapena Wheelock; Jamie L. Callahan

2006-01-01

471

Agricultural Safety and Health: A Resource Guide. Rural Information Center Publication Series, No. 40. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide lists resource materials that address agricultural occupational injuries and diseases and their prevention. Many of the entries were derived from the AGRICOLA database produced by the National Agricultural Library and include journal articles, books, government reports, training materials, and audiovisual materials. The first section…

Zimmerman, Joy, Comp.

472

Information Resources on End-Users and Online Searching. A Selected ERIC Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 15 articles on end-users and online searching that are annotated in this bibliography were published during 1984 and 1985 and cited in Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education (RIE). The documents and articles cover a variety of issues and perspectives including: criteria for implementation of end-user online…

McLaughlin, Pamela, Comp.

473

The Internet as a Means of Information Resources' Integration: The Regional Aspect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The presence of Siberian and Far Eastern libraries on the Internet has become the reality of today. Joining this community, they solve at least two main problems--those of rational use of World Wide Web resources and those of providing access to their own products. There is a system of fixing documentary streams disclosing regional problems. Each…

Elepov, Boris S.; Soboleva, Elena B.; Fedotova, Olga P.; Shabanov, Andrei V.

474

New resources inform study of genome size, content, and organization in nonavian reptiles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synopsis Genomic resources for studies of nonavian reptiles have recently improved and will reach a new level of access once the genomes of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) and the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) have been published. Eleven speakers gathered for a symposium on reptilian genomics and evolutionary genetics at the 2008 meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative

Daniel E. Janes; Christopher Organ; Nicole Valenzuela

2008-01-01

475

Biomedical Informatics Resources — CBIIT: Welcome to the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology  

Cancer.gov

A central focus of the NCIP mission is the provision of a wide array of informatics resources — applications, data collections, analytical algorithms, standards, and infrastructure components, to name only the most obvious — needed to sustain the broad cancer-research and biomedical-informatics community.

476

Assessing the value of cooperation and information exchange in large water resources systems by agent-based optimization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many large-scale water resources systems, especially in transboundary contexts, are characterized by the presence of several and conflicting interests and managed by multiple, institutionally independent decision makers. These systems are often studied adopting a centralized approach based on the assumption of full cooperation and information exchange among the involved parties. Such a perspective is conceptually interesting to quantify the best achievable performance but might have little practical impact given the real political and institutional setting. In this work, we propose a novel decision-analytic framework based on multiagent systems to model and analyze different levels of cooperation and information exchange among multiple decision makers. The Zambezi River basin is used as a case study. According to the proposed agent-based optimization approach, each agent represents a decision maker, whose decisions are defined by an explicit optimization problem considering only the agent's local interests. The economic value of information exchange is estimated comparing a noncooperative setting, where agents act independently, with the first basic level of cooperation, i.e., coordination, characterized by full information exchange. The economic value of cooperation is also estimated by comparison with the ideal, fully cooperative management of the system. Results show that coordination, obtained with complete information exchange, allows the downstream agents to better adapt to the upstream behaviors. The impact of information exchange depends on the objective considered, and we show coordination to be particularly beneficial to environmental interests.

Giuliani, M.; Castelletti, A.

2013-07-01

477

New resources inform study of genome size, content, and organization in nonavian reptiles.  

PubMed

Genomic resources for studies of nonavian reptiles have recently improved and will reach a new level of access once the genomes of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) and the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) have been published. Eleven speakers gathered for a symposium on reptilian genomics and evolutionary genetics at the 2008 meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in San Antonio, Texas. Presentations described results of reptilian genetic studies concerning molecular evolution, chromosomal evolution, genomic architecture, population dynamics, endocrinology and endocrine disruption, and the evolution of developmental mechanisms. The presented studies took advantage of the recent generation of genetic and genomic tools and resources. Novel findings demonstrated the positive impact made by the improved availability of resources like genome annotations and bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs). The symposium was timely and important because it provided a vehicle for the dissemination of novel findings that advance the field. Moreover, this meeting fostered the synergistic interaction of the participants as a group, which is anticipated to encourage the funding and creation of further resources such as additional BAC libraries and genomic projects. Novel data have already been collected and studies like those presented in this symposium promise to shape and improve our understanding of overall amniote evolution. Additional reptilian taxa such as the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), and garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) should be the foci of future genomic projects. We hope that the following articles in this volume will help promote these efforts by describing the conclusions and the potential that the improvement of genomic resources for nonavian reptiles can continue having in this important area of integrative and comparative biology. PMID:21669805

Janes, Daniel E; Organ, Christopher; Valenzuela, Nicole

2008-10-01

478

NCI: Resources & References  

Cancer.gov

Resources and Services Cancer Information Cancernet Cancer Infor Serv Cancer Trials and more . . . Management Services Admin. Directory Organizations Communication Services and more . . . Research Resources NCI Research Resource Office of Research Services Frederick

479

Integration of Water Resource Models with Fayetteville Shale Decision Support and Information System  

SciTech Connect

Significant issues can arise with the timing, location, and volume of surface water withdrawals associated with hydraulic fracturing of gas shale reservoirs as impacted watersheds may be sensitive, especially in drought years, during low flow periods, or during periods of the year when activities such as irrigation place additional demands on the surface supply of water. Significant energy production and associated water withdrawals may have a cumulative impact to watersheds over the short-term. Hence, hydraulic fracturing based on water withdrawal could potentially create shifts in the timing and magnitude of low or high flow events or change the magnitude of river flow at daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly time scales. These changes in flow regimes can result in dramatically altered river systems. Currently little is known about the impact of fracturing on stream flow behavior. Within this context the objective of this study is to assess the impact of the hydraulic fracturing on the water balance of the Fayetteville Shale play area and examine the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on river flow regime at subbasin scale. This project addressed that need with four unique but integrated research and development efforts: 1) Evaluate the predictive reliability of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model based at a variety of scales (Task/Section 3.5). The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to simulate the across-scale water balance and the respective impact of hydraulic fracturing. A second hypothetical scenario was designed to assess the current and future impacts of water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing on the flow regime and on the environmental flow components (EFCs) of the river. The shifting of these components, which present critical elements to water supply and water quality, could influence the ecological dynamics of river systems. For this purpose, we combined the use of SWAT model and Richter et al.’s (1996) methodology to assess the shifting and alteration of the flow regime within the river and streams of the study area. 2) Evaluate the effect of measurable land use changes related to gas development (well-pad placement, access road completion, etc.) on surface water flow in the region (Task/Section 3.7). Results showed that since the upsurge in shale-gas related activities in the Fayetteville Shale Play (between 2006 and 2010), shale-gas related infrastructure in the region have increase by 78%. This change in land-cover in comparison with other land-cover classes such as forest, urban, pasture, agricultural and water indicates the highest rate of change in any land-cover category for the study period. A Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) flow model of the Little Red River watershed simulated from 2000 to 2009 showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. A forecast scenario based on the assumption that 2010 land-cover does not see any significant change over the forecast period (2010 to 2020) also showed a 10% increase in storm water runoff. Further analyses showed that this change in the stream-flow regime for the forecast period is attributable to the increase in land-cover as introduced by the shale-gas infrastructure. 3) Upgrade the Fayetteville Shale Information System to include information on watershed status. (Tasks/Sections 2.1 and 2.2). This development occurred early in the project period, and technological improvements in web-map API’s have made it possible to further improve the map. The current sites (http://lingo.cast.uark.edu) is available but is currently being upgraded to a more modern interface and robust mapping engine using funds outside this project. 4) Incorporate the methodologies developed in Tasks/Sections 3.5 and 3.7 into a Spatial Decision Support System for use by regulatory agencies and producers in the play. The resulting system is available at http://fayshale.cast.uark.edu and is under review the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Cothren, Jackson; Thoma, Greg; DiLuzio, Mauro; Limp, Fred

2013-06-30

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Fuzzy-rule-based Adaptive Resource Control for Information Sharing in P2P Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With more and more peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies available for online collaboration and information sharing, people can launch more and more collaborative work in online social networks with friends, colleagues, and even strangers. Without face-to-face interactions, the question of who can be trusted and then share information with becomes a big concern of a user in these online social networks. This paper introduces an adaptive control service using fuzzy logic in preference definition for P2P information sharing control, and designs a novel decision-making mechanism using formal fuzzy rules and reasoning mechanisms adjusting P2P information sharing status following individual users' preferences. Applications of this adaptive control service into different information sharing environments show that this service can provide a convenient and accurate P2P information sharing control for individual users in P2P networks.

Wu, Zhengping; Wu, Hao

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Developing a web-based information resource for palliative care: an action-research inspired approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: General Practitioners and community nurses rely on easily accessible, evidence-based online information to guide practice. To date, the methods that underpin the scoping of user-identified online information needs in palliative care have remained under-explored. This paper describes the benefits and challenges of a collaborative approach involving users and experts that informed the first stage of the development of a

Kathleen Swift; Merilyn Annells; Roger Woodruff; Terry Gliddon; Anne Oakley; Goetz Ottman

2007-01-01

482

Inventor's Resource  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Inventor Andy Gibbs developed the Inventor's Resource site to provide information to new inventors, intellectual property managers and intellectual property creators. The site features a newsletter, a yellow page of investors, copyright and trademark links, downloadable forms for inventors, and a listing of inventions for sale. The site also features annotated links to technological transfer resources, funding, patent laws, and international intellectual property organizations.

Gibbs, Andy.

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Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 3: Serving Clients with Client/Server.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on client/server issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "The Realities of Client/Server Development and Implementation" (Mary Ann Carr and Alan Hartwig), which examines Carnegie Mellon University's transition to…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Observed Atmospheric and Solar Information System (OASIS); Tucson, Arizona (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

485

Arthritis - resources  

MedlinePLUS

Resources - arthritis ... The following organizations provide more information on arthritis : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/arthritis.cfm Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention ...

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Hemophilia - resources  

MedlinePLUS

Resources - hemophilia ... The following organizations provide further information on hemophilia : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/index.html National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ ...

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Prescribing habits and caregiver satisfaction with resources for dosing children: Rationale for more informative dosing guidance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Physicians, nurses and hospital pharmacists were surveyed to assess attitudes of hospital-based pediatric caregivers regarding\\u000a the dosing of medicine to children. Our objectives were to gauge how current resources are utilized to guide the management\\u000a of pediatric pharmacotherapy, assess drugs and drug classes where guidance is most critical and examine the prevalence and\\u000a practice of dose adjustment in pediatric patients.

Jeffrey S Barrett; Mahesh Narayan; Dimple Patel; Athena F Zuppa; Peter C Adamson

2011-01-01

488

Neighborhood-Level Hot Spot Maps to Inform Delivery of Primary Care and Allocation of Social Resources  

PubMed Central

Challenges to health care access in the US are forcing local policymakers and service delivery systems to find novel ways to address the shortage of primary care clinicians. The uninsured and underinsured face the greatest obstacles in accessing services. Geographic information systems mapping software was used to illustrate health disparities in Alachua County, FL; galvanize a community response; and direct reallocation of resources. The University of Florida Family Data Center created “hot spot” density maps of important health and social indicators to highlight the location of disparities at the neighborhood level. Maps were produced for Medicaid births, teen births, low birth weight, domestic violence incidents, child maltreatment reports, unexcused school absences, and juvenile justice referrals. Maps were widely shared with community partners, including local elected officials, law enforcement, educators, child welfare agencies, health care providers, and service organizations. This data sharing resulted in advocacy efforts to bring resources to the greatest-need neighborhoods in the county. Novel public-private partnerships were forged between the local library district, children and family service providers, and university administrators. Two major changes are detailed: a family resource center built in the neighborhood of greatest need and a mobile clinic staffed by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, health educators, and student and faculty volunteers. Density maps have several advantages. They require minimal explanation. Anyone familiar with local geographic features can quickly identify locations displaying health disparities. Personalizing health disparities by locating them geographically allows a community to translate data to action to improve health care access. PMID:23596361

Hardt, Nancy S; Muhamed, Shehzad; Das, Rajeeb; Estrella, Roland; Roth, Jeffrey

2013-01-01

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An Adaptive Model of Information Policy: A Methodology for Studying the Control of a Powerful Resource.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the policy making process, one of the important steps is the consideration of the consequences deriving from the alternative choices. For the case of information policy, the present research has begun the development of a methodology for doing so. The methodology chosen was modeling. Information policy modeling serves the dual purposes of…

Trauth, Eileen M.

490

A Directory of Information Resources in the United States, General Toxicology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Listed are institutions and organizations which can serve as information sources on toxicology. Each entry gives the toxicology-related interests of the institution, holdings (of publications), publications of the institution, and information services provided. Poison control centers are listed separately as an appendix. Other appendices list some…

Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Referral Center for Science and Technology.

491

Sources of Information on Postgraduate Medical Training Programs and Medical Specialty Career Resources 2006 Update  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the final biennial1 update listing directories, journal articles, Web sites, and general books that aid the librarian, house officer, or medical student in finding information on medical residency and fellowship programs. The World