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1

Information Technology Service Management: A Thailand Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a survey conducted at the first Thailand itSMF conference held in Bangkok, Thailand in November\\u000a 2007. The results indicate that the adoption of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) frameworks is driven mainly\\u000a by multinational and large domestic companies and the ITSM frameworks are implemented mainly to improve the quality of service\\u000a for the stakeholders

Montri Lawkobkit

2008-01-01

2

Information Technology Services Support for Emergencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For at least the last quarter century, enterprises--including higher education institutions--have increasingly relied on Information Technology Services (ITS) for business functions. As a result, IT organizations have had to develop the discipline of production operations as well as recovery procedures to respond when those operations are…

Spicer, Donald Z.

2008-01-01

3

Information Technology in Complex Health Services  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective: To identify impediments to the successful transfer and implementation of packaged information systems through large, divisionalized health services. Design: A case analysis of the failure of an implementation of a critical application in the Public Health System of the State of New South Wales, Australia, was carried out. This application had been proven in the United States environment. Measurements: Interviews involving over 60 staff at all levels of the service were undertaken by a team of three. The interviews were recorded and analyzed for key themes, and the results were shared and compared to enable a continuing critical assessment. Results: Two components of the transfer of the system were considered: the transfer from a different environment, and the diffusion throughout a large, divisionalized organization. The analyses were based on the Scott-Morton organizational fit framework. In relation to the first, it was found that there was a lack of fit in the business environments and strategies, organizational structures and strategy-structure pairing as well as the management process-roles pairing. The diffusion process experienced problems because of the lack of fit in the strategy-structure, strategy-structure-management processes, and strategy-structure-role relationships. Conclusion: The large-scale developments of integrated health services present great challenges to the efficient and reliable implementation of information technology, especially in large, divisionalized organizations. There is a need to take a more sophisticated approach to understanding the complexities of organizational factors than has traditionally been the case.

Southon, Frank Charles Gray; Sauer, Chris; Dampney, Christopher Noel Grant (Kit)

1997-01-01

4

Leveraging Information Technology. Track IV: Support Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven papers from the 1987 CAUSE conference's Track IV, Support Services, are presented. They include: "Application Development Center" (John F. Leydon); "College Information Management System: The Design and Implementation of a Completely Integrated Office Automation and Student Information System" (Karen L. Miselis); "Improving Managerial…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

5

Consumer Acceptance of Personal Information and Communication Technology Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's information and communication technol- ogy (ICT)-enabled service economy, there is great interest in digital service management. While the extant technology acceptance re- search has mainly studied user acceptance of various ICTs, there is a dearth of research on consumer acceptance of personal ICT services. In this paper, we extend the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology

James Y. L. Thong; Viswanath Venkatesh; Xin Xu; Se-Joon Hong; Kar Yan Tam

2011-01-01

6

Pre-service teachers' views on their information technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concern that teachers are being inadequately prepared by their pre-service education to be confident and competent users of information technology remains, despite over a decade of computer availability in education systems. This paper examines the views of 234 pre-service teachers who experienced an information technology component in their teacher education course. It finds that many students have low computer

Glenice Watson

1997-01-01

7

Beyond information technology: organizational intelligence services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intelligent organizations seek cues from their environment and, out of necessity, evaluate consequences of plans with elaborate control systems. This paper explores the direction of change in the evolution of information technology fostered by intelligent organizations. Intelligence information as a basis for linkages between organizational units, organizations, and the environment, will play a greater role in defining a platform for

Gary I. Green

1991-01-01

8

Integrating Information, Education and Technology Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The higher education environment is undergoing significant change as it enters a global knowledge-based economy. Technology now enables students to undertake studies that are time and place independent. To thrive in a networked learner environment, new strategic relationships must be created between library and information professionals,…

O'Brien, Linda; Sidorko, Peter

9

Analysis of risk dynamics in information technology service delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to define and analyse risks within information technologies (IT) in service delivery. Some specific risks that appear in IT service delivery and the relationships between risks will be defined. The objective of the study is to advance understanding of risks and their effects on specific processes within the delivery of IT services.

Özge Naz?mo?lu; Yasemine Özsen

2010-01-01

10

16 CFR 1000.23 - Office of Information and Technology Services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Office of Information and Technology Services. 1000.23 Section 1000...1000.23 Office of Information and Technology Services. The Office of Information and Technology Services houses the...

2011-01-01

11

16 CFR 1000.23 - Office of Information and Technology Services.  

...2014-01-01 false Office of Information and Technology Services. 1000.23 Section 1000...1000.23 Office of Information and Technology Services. The Office of Information and Technology Services houses the...

2014-01-01

12

76 FR 34886 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision AGENCY...and orders that include information technology (IT) supplies, services...effective date that include information technology (IT) supplies,...

2011-06-15

13

77 FR 749 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision AGENCY...and orders that include information technology (IT) supplies, services...January 6, 2012 that include information technology (IT) supplies,...

2012-01-06

14

In-Service Science Teachers' Attitude towards Information Communication Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude of in-service science teachers towards information communication technology (ICT) in education. The study explores the relationship between in-service teachers and four independent variables: their attitudes toward computers; their cultural perception of computers; their perceived computer…

Kibirige, I.

2011-01-01

15

UH Information Technology Services: Faculty Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities are increasingly looking toward technology to overcome geographical barriers to access, and this has placed new demands on faculty to explore the potential of technology in their classrooms. As a result, faculty development in the use of appropriate applications for teaching and learning has become a critical issue. In the 2000…

Okimoto, Hae

2002-01-01

16

16 CFR 1000.23 - Office of Information and Technology Services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Commission's information technology system needs; maintaining...personnel, budget, information management and work...Desk. The Office of Information and Technology Services also is responsible...and copy services, library services,...

2010-01-01

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16 CFR 1000.23 - Office of Information and Technology Services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Commission's information technology system needs; maintaining...personnel, budget, information management and work...Desk. The Office of Information and Technology Services also is responsible...and copy services, library services,...

2009-01-01

18

Information Technology and Service Standards in MICE Tourism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) sector of tourism is growing rapidly worldwide and particularly in the Asia Pacific region. One of the important challenges posed by rapid growth of this sector is to maintain service standards in a context of intense competition for this form of tourism. In particular, the development of skills in information technology is regarded

Nina Mistilis; Larry Dwyer

2000-01-01

19

International outsourcing of information technology services: review and future directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the development of the empirical literature on international outsourcing of information technology services (ITS) over the 1992-2007 period and to identify future research areas. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A sample of 78 empirical academic publications on international outsourcing of ITS conducted between 1992 and 2007 across 46 scholarly journals constitutes the main

Doren Chadee; Revti Raman

2009-01-01

20

An Information Technology Framework for Strengthening Telehealthcare Service Delivery  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective: Telehealthcare has been used to provide healthcare service, and information technology infrastructure appears to be essential while providing telehealthcare service. Insufficiencies have been identified, such as lack of integration, need of accommodation of diverse biometric sensors, and accessing diverse networks as different houses have varying facilities, which challenge the promotion of telehealthcare. This study designs an information technology framework to strengthen telehealthcare delivery. Materials and Methods: The proposed framework consists of a system architecture design and a network transmission design. The aim of the framework is to integrate data from existing information systems, to adopt medical informatics standards, to integrate diverse biometric sensors, and to provide different data transmission networks to support a patient's house network despite the facilities. The proposed framework has been evaluated with a case study of two telehealthcare programs, with and without the adoption of the framework. Results: The proposed framework facilitates the functionality of the program and enables steady patient enrollments. The overall patient participations are increased, and the patient outcomes appear positive. The attitudes toward the service and self-improvement also are positive. Conclusions: The findings of this study add up to the construction of a telehealthcare system. Implementing the proposed framework further assists the functionality of the service and enhances the availability of the service and patient acceptances.

Chen, Chi-Wen; Weng, Yung-Ching; Shang, Rung-Ji; Yu, Hui-Chu; Chung, Yufang; Lai, Feipei

2012-01-01

21

The Impact of Information Technology on Quality of Healthcare Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The incorporation of information technology tools in medical practice results not only in opportunities related to improved\\u000a quality and availability of services but also in transformation of the model of care delivery. Spreading use of the computer\\u000a applications in healthcare is propelled by the growing expectations of citizens about quality of medical care. Furthermore,\\u000a modern healthcare system relies on the

Mariusz Duplaga

2004-01-01

22

[Informational technologies on the service of military medicine].  

PubMed

The article presents several technologies, providing accumulation? Performance and expansion of information in units of medical service of tactic level in the Armed forces of RF. In the course of specially-tactic military training exercise on the territory "Border-2008", which was realized on the base of training center of MMA by S. M. Kirov (Krasnoe Selo), were effectuated several experiments on the theme of analyzing of capabilities of using of satellite systems of position location, pilotless aircrafts and telecommunications systems of connection in aid of vedical service of the Armed Forces of RF. This work has shown the capability of realizing of high quality satellite video-connection for telemedical session between phases of medical evacuation in military-field conditions with capability of operative deployment without especially given wire communications capabilities. PMID:19663202

Belevitin, A B; Shelepov, A M; Soldatov, E A

2009-05-01

23

Assessing Pre-Service Teachers' Information and Communication Technologies Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers' knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as defined by ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) was investigated in this study. Two changes were made to the course: (1) a commercially available…

Kovalik, Cindy; Kuo, Chia-Ling; Karpinski, Aryn

2013-01-01

24

ASSIST, Alpine Safety, Security & Informational Services and Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept for an operational service for natural disaster situations requires a scenario driven data access to different sensor information for all phases of a disaster management. This includes also the actual availability of image information of the earth surface concerning the specific requirements of each phase. From the temporal point of view, spaceborne data acquisition does not offer a

Alexander Almer; Thomas Schnabel; Klaus Granica; Manuela Hirschmugl

25

Impact of information and communications technologies on residental customer energy services  

SciTech Connect

This study analyzes the potential impact of information and communications technologies on utility delivery of residential customer energy services. Many utilities are conducting trials which test energy-related and non-energy services using advanced communications systems.

Goldman, C.; Kempton, W.; Eide, A.; Iyer, M. [and others

1996-10-01

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Reducing Stressful Aspects of Information Technology in Public Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies sources of technological stress for public services librarians and patrons and proposes ways to reduce stress, including communicating with staff, implementing a system gradually, providing adequate training, creating proper documentation, planning, considering ergonomics in hardware and software selection, selecting a good interface,…

Quinn, Brian

1995-01-01

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Role of Information Technology Consultancy in the Transfer of Information Technology to Production and Service Organizations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The aim of the study is to investigate and assess the role of information Technology Consultancy (ITC) in the current process of innovation diffusion and technology transfer. The paper first defines ITC as an independent activity and points out its specif...

F. Moulaert F. Martinelli F. Djellal

1990-01-01

28

The impact of information technology on customer and supplier relationships in the financial services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role that information technology plays in supporting relationships between customers and suppliers in the financial service industry. It traces the interrelationships among the different sectors of this industry – brokerage houses, retail banks, institutional banks, mutual funds, insurance underwriters, and others – and identifies roles that information technology and electronic service delivery can play in creating

Paul Mulligan; Steven R. Gordon

2002-01-01

29

Providing Technology Information, Products, and Services (TIPS) Through the World Wide Web.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Technology Information, Products, and Services (TIPS) system is an effective tool for the capture and transfer of information about the CERL campus of the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) assets. In TIPS these assets include people, cap...

E. W. East S. E. Ort W. D. Goran

1999-01-01

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76 FR 66327 - Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., Corporate Service Group, Information Technology (IT...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-80,185] Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., Corporate Service...workers of Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., Corporate Service...location of Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., Corporate...

2011-10-26

31

THE COMPETITIVE IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: THE DIFFERENTIAL EFFECT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE SYSTEMS ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the strategic potential of Information Technology in the context of customer service delivery. Despite polarizing arguments on the subject and cyclical attacks from disillusioned practitioners, academic re- search has yet to clearly demonstrate that information systems initiatives can lead to sustained superior performance. Our work is set in the context of customer service provision and it

Gabriele Piccoli; Tsz-Wai Lui

32

Pre?service Teacher Education Programmes for Information Technology: an effective education?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues for a new perspective on information technology programmes in pre?service education, suggesting that the majority of such programmes are constructed on weak and sometimes ill?defined premises. It provides an assessment of the nature and relative effectiveness of current information technology programmes, as well as noting those factors and characteristics which are likely to impact significantly on the

Martyn Wild

1995-01-01

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Scientific and Technological Information Services in Australia: II. Discipline Formation in Information Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second part of an analysis of scientific and technical information (STI) services in Australia considers their development in the context of discipline formation in information management. The case studies used are the STI services from Part I. A case study protocol is used to consider the extent to which the development of the services may…

Middleton, Michael

2006-01-01

34

The Service Sector's Acquisition and Development of Information Technology: Infrastructure and Productivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper explains why the productivity of information technology (IT) in the service sector of the U.S. economy is increased by the provision of infratechnology. The size and growth of the service sector and its investment in IT are discussed, and a key fact and a key inference are developed. The fact: The absorption costs of IT are the vast

John T. Scott

1999-01-01

35

Electronic Information Technologies and Resources: Use by University Faculty and Faculty Preferences for Related Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SUNY University Center Libraries conducted a survey on faculty use of electronic information technologies and resources at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook. Questionnaire topics included access to electronic technologies, and current and future expectations and preferences for library services. Findings revealed inequities in…

Adams, Judith A.; Bonk, Sharon C.

1995-01-01

36

Perspectives on the use of information technology at third party logistics service providers in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of information technology (IT) in the logistics area is growing all over the world and so is the number of third party logistics providers. In this article a specific case of interrelation between the uses of IT at the third party logistics service providers (3PLs) in Singapore is highlighted. Information collected through a randomly selected sample of 3PLs

Rajesh Piplani; Shaligram Pokharel; Albert Tan

2004-01-01

37

Pre-Service Science and Technology Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Usage and Material Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, a scale entitled "Information and Communication Technologies Usage and Material Design Efficacy [ICT_MDE]" is developed to investigate pre-service science and technology teachers' efficacy beliefs regarding ICT usage and Material Design and the factors impacting these beliefs. By using the validity and reliability data from 310…

Bursal, Murat; Yigit, Nevzat

2012-01-01

38

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Service of Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an online inter-group contact hypothesis (OICH) model, developed within the Israel education system, whereby online and distance learning (ODL) is used in the service of multiculturalism. The goal is to build bridges among secular and religious Arabs and Jews in Israel based on small multicultural groups and collaborative…

Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Ganayim, Asmaa

2009-01-01

39

Information Technology Research Services: Powerful Tools to Keep Up with a Rapidly Moving Field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Marty firms offer Information Technology Research reports, analyst calls, conferences, seminars, tools, leadership development, etc. These entities include Gartner, Forrester Research, IDC, The Burton Group, Society for Information Management, 1nfoTech Research, The Corporate Executive Board, and so on. This talk will cover how a number of such services are being used at the Goddard Space Flight Center to improve our IT management practices, workforce skills, approach to innovation, and service delivery. These tools and services are used across the workforce, from the executive leadership to the IT worker. The presentation will cover the types of services each vendor provides and their primary engagement model. The use of these services at other NASA Centers and Headquarters will be included. In addition, I will explain how two of these services are available now to the entire NASA IT workforce through enterprise-wide subscriptions.

Hunter, Paul

2010-01-01

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75 FR 30795 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Technology and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...priority is: Technology and Media Services for Individuals with...captioning under the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with...the intellectual, cognitive, social and emotional needs, of children...quality of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals...

2010-06-02

41

The role of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Information Services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper concentrates on one main organization which is responsible as a national centre for scientific and technological information in Saudi Arabia. It describes the services prepared by this national organization, such as databases, information services, computer activities and na tional networks. There are many databases, covering science and technology, bibliographies, terminology and manpower, besides other services such as online

Mohammed Ali Al-Tasan

1992-01-01

42

IT GOVERNANCE, IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND THE ORGANIZING ROLE OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE LIBRARY (ITIL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gap exists between IT management topics important to CIOs and topics present in typical MIS texts. One way to bridge that gap and synchronize IT management knowledge between students, academics and CIOs is through the use of IT governance frameworks to organize introductory undergraduate MIS courses. The use of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) IT Service Management framework

Barbara Jo White

2008-01-01

43

Using Information Technology to Forge Connections in an Extension Service Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A hybrid Extension project is introduced that uses a traditional Extension delivery model without the complete infrastructure of Cooperative Extension Services. The absence of this local organizational support and infrastructure necessitates new thinking regarding how Information Technology (IT) can support this project and hybrid Extension…

Schneider, Sandra B.; Brock, Donna-Jean P.; Lane, Crystal Duncan; Meszaros, Peggy S.; Lockee, Barbara B.

2011-01-01

44

Pre-Service Teachers' Training in Information Communication and Technology for the ESL Classrooms in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today there is sufficient evidence that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT henceforth) has a significant influence on the teaching and learning process that takes places in the classroom. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the ESL pre-service teachers' attitudes, competency and preparation in integrating ICT in their teaching…

Yuen Fook, Chan; Sidhu, Gurnam Kaur; Kamar, Nursyaidatul; Abdul Aziz, Norazah

2011-01-01

45

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 7: Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on professional development issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "Developing as Information Technology Professionals: Profiles and Practices" (Diane Balestri and Ruth Sabean), which discusses professional development…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

46

75 FR 59699 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Technology and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...223,000 for the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities...the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need...effectiveness and quality of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with...

2010-09-28

47

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 2: Policies and Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven papers and one abstract of a paper are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on policies and standards issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "University/College Information System Structures and Policies: Do They Make a Difference? An Initial Assessment" (Bruce…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

48

Information Technology in Complex Health Services : Organizational Impediments to Successful Technology Transfer and Diffusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo identify impediments to the successful transfer and implementation of packaged information systems through large, divisionalized health services.DesignA case analysis of the failure of an implementation of a critical application in the Public Health System of the State of New South Wales, Australia, was carried out. This application had been proven in the United States environment.MeasurementsInterviews involving over 60 staff

Frank Charles Gray Southon; Chris Sauer

1997-01-01

49

77 FR 55217 - Health Information Technology Implementation  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Services Administration Health Information Technology Implementation AGENCY...Health Service Act) Health Information Technology Implementation for Health...effective use of Health Information Technology (HIT)....

2012-09-07

50

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 6: Networking and Telecommunications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six papers and two abstracts of papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on networking and telecommunications issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "Looking to the Year 2000: Alternatives in Campus Data Networking" (Noam H. Artz and Daniel A. Updegrove), which…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

51

Using a Student-Centred Learning Approach to Teach a Discrete Information Technology Course: The Effects on Malaysian Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes toward Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to measure pre-service teachers' attitudes toward information technology (IT) after completing a discrete IT course taught in a student centred-learning (SCL) environment during laboratory sessions. Evidence from this study suggests that there was a positive shift in the participants' attitudes toward IT. Pre-test…

Luan, Wong Su; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Hong, Tang Sai

2006-01-01

52

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Reference Service and Bibliographic Instruction. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, Number 87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Librarians need to be aware of the technologies involved with change and the ways in which technologies will impact the total organization and its provision of services. The library school curriculum must be restructured in order to prepare future librarians for the reality of technological change and help them become able to manage information in…

Pitkin, Gary M., Ed.

53

The role of health information technology on critical care services in Thailand.  

PubMed

Health information technology (IT) has become an important part of current medical practice, especially in critical care services. One significant advance is the use of telemedicine which was initiated in Thailand nearly two decades ago. Telemedicine is also used in the intensive care unit or what has been termed the "Tele-ICU". It has evolved as an alternate paradigm linking the intensivist and critical care specialists to critically ill patients in remote areas. In this article, the author has reviewed the evidence of health IT on critical care services in Thailand, focusing on telemedicine, as well as the concept of the 'Tele-ICU' and its challenges. These factors may assist intensivists to reach more critically ill patients in remote areas. PMID:24855853

Wacharasint, Petch

2014-01-01

54

Supporting Individual Library Patrons with Information Technologies: Emerging One-to-One Library Services on the College or University Campus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes business techniques for mass marketing, where information technologies are used to target discrete individuals or groups and promote customer interaction. Considers the applicability of business concepts to academic library service, including uniquely identifying patrons, issues of privacy, focusing on the most valuable library services,…

Keating, John J., III; Hafner, Arthur W.

2002-01-01

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Information Orientation, Information Technology Governance, and Information Technology Service Management: A Multi-Level Approach for Teaching the MBA Core Information Systems Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Core MBA IT courses have tended to be survey courses that cover important topics but often do not sufficiently engage students. The result is that many top-ranked MBA programs have not found such courses useful enough to include in their core MBA requirements. In this paper, we present a design of an MBA course emphasizing information technology

Beachboard, John; Aytes, Kregg

2011-01-01

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75 FR 47631 - Swets Information Services, Operations Department, Information Technology Group, Marketing Group...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...workers of the subject firm who were adversely affected by the acquisition of subscription services from Singapore and Sri Lanka. The amended notice applicable to TA-W-73,668 is hereby issued as follows: ``All workers of Swets...

2010-08-06

57

Lessons Learned from Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies in Spain's Healthcare Services  

PubMed Central

Background Spain’s health services have undertaken a number of important projects aimed at the creation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) through the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into patient care practices. The objective of this endeavor is to improve care quality and efficiency and increase responsiveness to the population's needs and demands. Between 2006-2009 over 300 million Euro were invested in projects of this type. Objective To better understand the success criteria, the difficulties encountered and certain issues that must be kept in mind to ensure successful implementation of ICT projects in health organizations, based on Spain's experiences in this field. Methods The projects' results are analyzed using the criteria of compliance with the expected scope, cost and time frame. Results The results can be considered satisfactory in primary care facilities, where almost 90% of Spain's general practitioners, pediatricians and primary care nurses are using electronic health record (EHR) systems. In hospitals EHR implementation is more uneven. Over 40% of Spanish primary care centers and 42% of pharmacies are using electronic prescription (the information system that connects the physician to the dispensing pharmacy and the dispensing pharmacy to the payer). Discussion All of Spain’s health services are currently carrying out projects involving ICT application in healthcare, and a priori the benefits of ICT are not questioned. However, the costs and time frames required for these projects are clearly surpassing initial expectations, while the benefits perceived by both professionals and institutions remain limited. This situation may be due in part to the absence of a project management culture in the health services, which has led them to pay insufficient attention to the main difficulties and key issues related to the implementation of EHR.

Carnicero, J.; Rojas, D.

2010-01-01

58

Applied Science and Technology Research in Egypt: Development of Egyptian Scientific and Technical Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A project undertaken to improve scientific and technical information (STI) services in Egypt is summarized. Project organization and management in Egypt and the United States are discussed and four technical reports addressing the project design and imple...

1982-01-01

59

Reinventing Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special section includes seven articles that discuss reinventing information services. Highlights include linking information services to business strategies; meeting client initiatives; information services at the Ottawa laboratory of Bell-Northern Research (BNR); product service strategies; information management and transition economies;…

Farkas-Conn, Irene; And Others

1996-01-01

60

Provision of assistive technology services method (ATSM) according to evidence-based information and knowledge management.  

PubMed

PURPOSE. This article develops a standardised method for assistive technology service (ATS) provision and a logical basis for research to improve health care quality. The method is 'interoperable' across disabilities, disciplines, assistive technology devices and ATSs. BACKGROUND. Absence of a standardised and interoperable method for ATS provision results in ineffective communication between providers, manufacturers, researchers, policy-makers and individuals with disabilities (IWD), a fragmented service delivery system, inefficient resource allocation and sub-optimal outcomes. OBJECTIVES. Synthesise a standardised, interoperable AT service method (ATSM) fully consistent with key guidelines, systems, models and Federal legislation. Express the ATSM using common and unambiguous language. RESULTS. Guidelines, systems, models and Federal legislation relevant to ATS provision are reviewed. These include the RESNA Guidelines for Knowledge and Skills for Provision of Assistive Technology Products and Services (RESNA Guidelines), IMPACT2 model, international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) and AT device classification (ATDC). Federal legislation includes the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 and Social Security Act. Based on these findings, the ATSM is synthesised and translated into common and accessible language. CONCLUSION. ATSM usage will improve communication between stakeholders, service delivery coherence, resource allocation and intervention outcomes. PMID:21345000

Elsaesser, Linda-Jeanne; Bauer, Stephen M

2011-01-01

61

Building an information service: how to change your life with technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author describes his own background in the information industry which culminated in his setting up his own business, Instant Search: a business information service to enable clients to call and Email from all parts of the UK and overseas to order reports and searches on companies which are faxed or Emailed back to them. Describes how the original idea

Anthony B Capstick

2001-01-01

62

Streaming Video: The Collaborative Convergence of Technical Services, Collection Development, and Information Technology in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

To meet the rapid evolution of visual media and changing patron expectations, Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library created Byugle, a device to stream videos to their users. This article describes the new challenges streaming video creates for librarians and the cooperative efforts of subject librarians, technical services, and the Information Technology Department as they work together to meet

Rebecca Schroeder; Julie Williamsen

2011-01-01

63

Automation of the Comprehensive Science Library: Promotion of Scientific and Technological Information Service, Republic of Korea. [Restricted Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical report presents recommendations and plans which are the result of a mission undertaken as part of a project to promote a scientific and technological information service and establish a popular science resource center in Korea. The mission's main emphasis was to help Korean authorities and the United Nations Development Programme…

Mackenzie, A. Graham

64

So Close and Yet So Far: Information Technology and the Spatial Distribution of Customer Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Where should firms locate? As communication technologies spread across city, region,and country boundaries, and communication channels multiply, many firms can potentially relocate some of their activities to regions with lower costs. While manufacturing has long been globalizing, IT is enabling a new wave focused on services. Spatial relocation is attractive to companies faced with the incessant pressure to control costs

David Fitoussi

2003-01-01

65

Multimedia and Asynchronous Learning: Changing the Support Model for Information Technology Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes plans and support models at Virginia Commonwealth University and Randolph-Macon College (Virginia) aimed at improving instruction by integrating digital technologies across the curriculum and transforming information technology support units. Focuses on the development of the electronic campus, digital libraries, virtual classrooms,…

Gloster, Arthur S., II; Saltzberg, Steven A.

1996-01-01

66

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

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory has developed an Internet web site providing access to critical information needed to support decisions on the management and disposal of wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The NORM Technology Connection web site provides current information on (1) service companies that provide support on NORM issues (e.g., site characterization and remediation, sample analysis, radiation safety training, disposal) and (2) existing applicable NORM regulations and guidelines. A third element of the site is an electronic mail list that allows users to post or respond to questions about the management of NORM. Development of the NORM Technology Connection web site was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. It is hosted and maintained by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The web site is publicly available; access is free, as is participation by any of the service companies.

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

2000-11-08

67

Supporting information technology across health boards in New Zealand: themes emerging from the development of a shared services organization.  

PubMed

Shared services organizations are ascribed with adding value to business in several ways but especially by sharing resources and leading to economies of scale. However, these gains are not automatic and in some instances, particularly healthcare, they are difficult to achieve. This article describes a project to develop a shared services information technology infrastructure across two district health boards in New Zealand. The study reveals valuable insight into the crisis issues that accompany change management and identifies emergent themes that can be used to reduce negative impact. PMID:17023395

Day, K J; Norris, A C

2006-03-01

68

Working conditions and health among employees at information technology--enabled services: a review of current evidence.  

PubMed

Workers in information technology (IT)-enabled services like business process outsourcing and call centers working with visual display units are reported to have various health and psycho-social disorders. Evidence from previously published studies in peer- reviewed journals and internet sources were examined to explore health disorders and psycho-social problems among personnel employed in IT-based services, for a systematic review on the topic. In addition, authors executed a questionnaire- based pilot study. The available literature and the pilot study, both suggest health disorders and psychosocial problems among workers of business process outsourcing. The details are discussed in the review. PMID:16864916

Kesavachandran, C; Rastogi, S K; Das, Mohan; Khan, Asif M

2006-07-01

69

Services and the National Information Infrastructure. Report of the Information Infrastructure Task Force Committee on Applications and Technology, Technology Policy Working Group. Draft for Public Comment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this report, the National Information Infrastructure (NII) services issue is addressed, and activities to advance the development of NII services are recommended. The NII is envisioned to grow into a seamless web of communications networks, computers, databases, and consumer electronics that will put vast amounts of information at users'…

Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC.

70

Providing Information Services in Videotex.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The provision of information through videotex in West Germany is described. Information programs and services of the Gesellschaft fur Information und Dokumentation (GID) and its cooperative partners are reviewed to illustrate program contents, a marketing strategy, and the application of gateway technology with mainframe and personal computers.…

Harris, Gary L.

1986-01-01

71

Arkansas Technology Information System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arkansas Technology Information System (ARTIS) was developed to fill a significant void in existing systems of technical support to Arkansans with disabilities by creating and maintaining a consumer-responsive statewide system of data storage and retrieval regarding assistive technology and services. ARTIS goals also include establishment of a…

VanBiervliet, Alan; Parette, Howard P., Jr.

72

Customer Service Management: An Information Model for Communication Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Customer Service Management (CSM) offers a management interface between customer and service provider, which enables customers\\u000a to individually monitor and control their subscribed services. In order to model Customer Service Management for communication\\u000a services, this paper proposes a protocol and technology-independent information model, which incoporates the individual quality\\u000a of service parameters (QoS parameters) that are specified in customer-specific service level

Michael Langer; Michael Nerb

2000-01-01

73

Information and communication technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) commissioned a panel of U.S. experts to study the international status of satellite communications systems and technology. The study covers emerging systems concepts, applications, services, and the attendant technologies. The panel members traveled to Europe, Japan, and Russia to gather information firsthand. They visited 17 sites in Europe, 20 in Japan, and 4 in Russia. These included major manufacturers, government organizations, service providers, and associated research and development facilities. The panel's report was reviewed by the sites visited, by the panel, and by representatives of U.S. industry. The report details the information collected and compares it to U.S. activities.

Edelson, Burton I.; Pelton, Joseph N.; Bostian, Charles W.; Brandon, William T.; Chan, Vincent W. S.; Hager, E. Paul; Helm, Neil R.; Jennings, Raymond D.; Kwan, Robert K.; Mahle, Christoph E.

1994-01-01

74

Electronic Information and Research Library Technical Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the traditional role and functions of research library technical services departments and examines the impact of electronic information and information technology on technical services. It is argued that technical services units will stagnate if they do not accept the responsibility of becoming technologically adept. (19 references) (CLB)

Graham, Peter S.

1990-01-01

75

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.

76

Library Information Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Inglewood, California Public Library provides a paraprofessional information service to assist its patrons in their initial encounters with the library. Persons staffing the information desk are specially trained to answer the telephone, orient staffi...

J. W. Perkins

1974-01-01

77

The Usage of Information Technologies in Classroom Environment among Primary School Teachers and Their Perception on In-Service Training Programs on IT (Sample of Sakarya)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this research, the opinions of teachers, who have received in-service trainings on the subject of information technologies, on their levels of use of information technologies in classes are investigated. A total of 164 teachers, who were working in the city of Sakarya in the 2007-2008 Academic Year, have participated in the research. A…

Kiper, Aydin; Tercan, Selcuk Sirri

2012-01-01

78

Service Chaining of Interoperable Geographic Information Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on the evolution of Geographic Information Systems towardsthe web services model. Indeed, this model is rapidly materializing as a result of theadvancements in general web service technologies and the focused efforts of the OpenGIS Consortium in the areas of service categorization and interoperability of serviceinterfaces. This paper focuses on the issues of service chaining, the process

Nadine Alameh

79

Information Services. Miscellaneous Papers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Papers on audiovisual information resources, the history of technical libraries, online legal information, and information technology for schoolchildren, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, ...

1983-01-01

80

California: Library Information Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes six information technology projects in California libraries, including Internet access in public libraries; digital library developments at the University of California, Berkeley; the World Wide Web home page for the state library; Pacific Bell's role in statewide connectivity; state government initiatives; and services of the state…

Will, Barbara, Ed.

1996-01-01

81

45 CFR 170.210 - Standards for health information technology to protect electronic health information created...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Standards for health information technology to protect electronic health information created...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION...

2012-10-01

82

45 CFR 170.210 - Standards for health information technology to protect electronic health information created...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Standards for health information technology to protect electronic health information created...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION...

2011-10-01

83

Telecommunications and Information Services in Brazil.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the interdependence of telecommunications and information sciences in Brazil. Highlights include new technologies and telecommunications: satellites, fiber optic cables, data communication networks, information superhighways, and cooperative projects; and information services development. (AEF)

Tarapanoff, Kira; Alvares, Lillian

1995-01-01

84

Service Learning and Technology in TESOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the natural integration between service learning and the use of information technology. Several examples are discussed from a community college in Hawai'i, where adult English-as-Second-Language students engaged in technology-related service learning projects such as teaching Internet skills to children and producing Web pages for…

Warschauer, Mark; Cook, Janice

1999-01-01

85

WWW Sports Information Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you are looking for NFL or NBA scores, schedules stats, or history you can check out the WWW Sports Information Service where results are updated on a daily basis. {The Pack was suppose to be back!}

86

The Information Technology Workforce: A Comparison of Critical Skills of Clients and Service Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article the authors explore similarities and differences in skill needs of IT service providers and the firms that providers service (clients). The results show that providers and clients are more similar than different with regard to desired skills. Client firms emphasize technical skills for new hires more than providers do despite saying that these are the skills they

Stephen Hawk; Kate M. Kaiser; Tim Goles; Christine V. Bullen; Judith C. Simon; Cynthia M. Beath; Kevin P. Gallagher; Keith Frampton

2012-01-01

87

Health information technology and sociotechnical systems: a progress report on recent developments within the UK National Health Service (NHS).  

PubMed

This paper summarises some of the research that Ken Eason and colleagues at Loughborough University have carried out in the last few years on the introduction of Health Information Technologies (HIT) within the UK National Health Service (NHS). In particular, the paper focuses on three examples which illustrate aspects of the introduction of HIT within the NHS and the role played by the UK National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT). The studies focus on stages of planning and preparation, implementation and use, adaptation and evolution of HIT (e.g., electronic patient records, virtual wards) within primary, secondary and community care settings. Our findings point to a number of common themes which characterise the use of these systems. These include tensions between national and local strategies for implementing HIT and poor fit between healthcare work systems and the design of HIT. The findings are discussed in the light of other large-scale, national attempts to introduce similar technologies, as well as drawing out a set of wider lessons learnt from the NPfIT programme based on Ken Eason's earlier work and other research on the implementation of large-scale HIT. PMID:23895916

Waterson, Patrick

2014-03-01

88

77 FR 59614 - Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies; Information Collection; Data.gov Feedback...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...public-friendly Web site that provides descriptions of the federal datasets, information on how to access the datasets, points of contact information, metadata information, interactive datasets, ``Communities'' areas centered on specific...

2012-09-28

89

Information services and information processing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Attempts made to design and extend space system capabilities are reported. Special attention was given to establishing user needs for information or services which might be provided by space systems. Data given do not attempt to detail scientific, technical, or economic bases for the needs expressed by the users.

1975-01-01

90

Strategies and Priorities for Information Technology at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was originally chartered in 1965 to provide prompt payment of provider claims for the purpose of ensuring that certain elderly and vulnerable groups would receive timely and effective medical treatment....

E. H. Shortliffe L. I. Millett

2012-01-01

91

A Solution for Establishing the Information Technology Service Management Processes Implementation Sequence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the implementation sequence of Services Management processes defined in ITIL v2, from a topological perspective.\\u000a Graphs Theory is used to represent the existing dependencies among the ITIL v2 processes, in order to find clusters of strongly\\u000a connected processes. These clusters will help to determine the implementation priority of the service management processes.\\u000a For it, OPreSSD (Organizational Procedure

Magdalena Arcilla; José Calvo Manzano; Gonzalo Cuevas; Gerzon Gómez; Elena Ruiz; Tomás San Feliu Gilabert

2008-01-01

92

Online medical information services.  

PubMed

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

Bickers, R G

1985-09-01

93

Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a problem commonly encountered in library automation projects: the conversion from existing card catalog formats to machine readable catalog (MARC) records. Catalog formats, the advantages of full versus limited records, changing computer technology, the advantages of full MARC records, and record standardization are among the topics…

Marcum, Deanna; Boss, Richard

1982-01-01

94

74 FR 33219 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Technology and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the reading and mathematics software effectiveness...la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute...Graders. Journal of Learning Disabilities...Technology Research and Development, 53(4), 57-67...people with severe mental illness. Behavior...programs in elementary mathematics: A...

2009-07-10

95

Mobile Technology in Educational Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of computers and the Internet has successfully enabled the educational institutions to provide their students and staff members with various online educational services. With the recent developments in the mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services via mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By extending the educational services to wireless medium, the educational

Jueming Chen

2005-01-01

96

Technology in Instructional Support Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is intended to provide directors of funded programs and teachers with an awareness of a wide range of technology services, programs, and applications for improving the quality and effectiveness of instructional support services in New York State schools. The first of nine chapters contains two papers: "Technology Support for…

New York State Education Dept., Albany.

97

Information Society Technologies in Healthcare  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing demand for more efficient and effective health- care services, coupled with an implicit requirement for supporting citi- zen mobility and continuity of care, is currently setting the stage for the exploitation of Information and Telecommunications Technologies in the health sector. The current vision comprises affordable wireless access to healthcare resources and services for all citizens, thus making medical

Dimitrios G. Katehakis; Manolis Tsiknakis; Stelios C. Orphanoudakis

2000-01-01

98

EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A CASE STUDY IN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative research strategy is used to examine employee perceptions of the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on work-life balance of employees in a professional services company. The role of ICTs is seen to be both positive and negative in influencing employees' work-life balance. While providing flexibility and increasing productivity, ICTs also increase the expectations of flexibili ty,

Annette Keough; Roxanne Anderson; Gerald G. Grant

99

The Impact of Information Behavior in Academic Library Service Quality: A Case Study of the Science and Technology Area in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explores the extent of service quality in Spanish university science and technology libraries, based on the expectations and perceptions of their users: faculty and researchers. Users' information behavior is analyzed with the specially designed BiQual tool, which reveals specific needs such as the greater importance of electronic…

Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Marcial, Viviana; Gomez-Camarero, Carmen

2010-01-01

100

Application of Information Technology: The University of Michigan Honest Broker: A Web-based Service for Clinical and Translational Research and Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the success of clinical and translational science, a seamless interoperation is required between clinical and research information technology. Addressing this need, the Michigan Clinical Research Collaboratory (MCRC) was created. The MCRC employed a standards-driven Web Services architecture to create the U-M Honest Broker, which enabled sharing of clinical and research data among medical disciplines and separate institutions. Design objectives

Andrew D. Boyd; Paul R. Saxman; Dale A. Hunscher; Kevin A. Smith; Timothy D. Morris; Michelle Kaston; Frederick Bayoff; Bruce Rogers; Pamela Hayes; Namrata Rajeev; Eva Kline-Rogers; Kim Eagle; Daniel J. Clauw; John F. Greden; Lee A. Green; Brian D. Athey

2009-01-01

101

Center for Aging Services Technologies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is a boon for anyone who researches, works, or cares for the elderly, particularly considering its aging-related services focus. The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) describes itself in its "About" section as "an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging-services organizations, businesses, research universities, and government representatives working together under the auspices of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging." This website would be useful for anyone who works with the elderly as well as advocates for healthy aging and elder rights.

102

Technological Innovations in Professional Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need for medical communications groups to provide technical and scientific information about their companies' products to internal and external customers continues to expand. Over the last five years, the Professional Services Department at Immunex Corporation has experienced a 150% increase in the number of requests for product information. Additionally, the Professional Services Department has become extensively involved in training

Erik W. Klein; Kristen W. Mosdell; Carrie J. Johnson; Marc W. Jensen; Timothy J. Van Mouwerik; Juliana K. Clark; Michael L. Kleinberg

2002-01-01

103

Value of Information and Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes and, where possible, quantifies the value of information and information services for transportation agencies. It evaluates the various means of accessing information and looks at the important role of the information professional. I...

1998-01-01

104

Technology acceptance and satisfaction with logistics services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use the technology acceptance model (TAM) from the information technology (IT) literature to investigate the relationships among technology use and acceptance, and perceptions of quality and satisfaction with logistics services among industrial customers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To test the proposed model, an online survey was prepared using WebSurveyor and an introductory e-mail

Carol C. Bienstock; Marla B. Royne

2010-01-01

105

Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This profile includes a comprehensive set of information technology competencies that are grounded in core academic subject areas and built around four occupational clusters (information services and support, network systems, programming and software development, and interactive media) that reflect the job opportunities and skills required for…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.

106

Information Services Directory  

SciTech Connect

Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) and its amendments establishing the national policy for safely storing, transporting and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in a geologic repository. This legislation created the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an integrated system for the safe and efficient disposal of high-level radioactive waste. The NWPA, as amended, directs DOE to study in detail the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as the only candidate site for the Nation`s geologic repository. This Information Services Directory is intended to facilitate dissemination of information. The Directory is produced by the Education and Information Division of OCRWM`s Office of External Relations and will be updated periodically. This is the third such update since its issuance in August 1986. It is a reference document that lists the sources of program information available to states, Indian tribes, and the public.

NONE

1991-03-01

107

Service Life Prediction Technology Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Service Life Prediction Technology Program is part of the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) program under the area of Strategic Sustainment. The overall goal of IHPRPT is to double the state-of-the-art national rocket propul...

J. Fillerup R. Pritchard

1998-01-01

108

Information Technology: A Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This selective annotated bibliography lists 86 references on the following topics: future technology for libraries, library automation, paperless information systems; computer conferencing and electronic mail, videotext systems, videodiscs, communications technology, networks, information retrieval, cataloging, microcomputers, and minicomputers.…

Wright, William F.; Hawkins, Donald T.

1981-01-01

109

Information Technology for Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers address technological, behavioral, and philosophical aspects of the application of information technology to training. Topics include instructional technology centers, intelligent training systems, distance learning, automated task analysis, training system selection, the importance of instructional methods, formative evaluation and…

Snyder, Cathrine E.; And Others

1990-01-01

110

Information Search Services for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on information provided primarily by two existing state-based information services, this handbook presents a clear, practical look at possible activities, procedures, and requirements of search services for educators. Descriptions of the two services that serve as models--Oklahoma's Sooner Exchange for Educational Knowledge (SEEK) and Texas'…

Adams, Sharon; And Others

111

Teaching Information Technology Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we discuss an approach to the teaching of information technology law to higher education computing students that attempts to prepare them for professional computing practice. As information technology has become ubiquitous its interactions with the law have become more numerous. Information technology practitioners, and in particular…

Taylor, M. J.; Jones, R. P.; Haggerty, J.; Gresty, D.

2009-01-01

112

Information Technology Plans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses accountability concerns in higher education regarding the value of information technology expenditures and applications and suggests the importance of institutional information technology plans. Topics include academic libraries and information technology plans; plan structures; writing a plan; and recommended sections to include in an…

Dugan, Robert E.

2002-01-01

113

Fire Research Information Services  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this site is a hub of information and other resources related to fire research. It provides direct, free access to many Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) publications, test data, and reports. Some of the experimental fire data represents tests of residential fire sprinklers, fire fighting agents, and diffusion flame measurements, to name a few. A large collection of fire simulation and modeling programs developed by BFRL are available for download. International fire conferences are also listed, as well as links to other associations and research organizations.

2001-01-01

114

Rural veteran access to healthcare services: investigating the role of information and communication technologies in overcoming spatial barriers.  

PubMed

This multimethod pilot study examined patient and practitioner perspectives on the influence of spatial barriers to healthcare access and the role of health information technology in overcoming these barriers. The study included a survey administered to patients attending a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health visit, and a focus group with VA care providers. Descriptive results and focus group findings are presented. Spatial distance is a significant factor for many rural veterans when seeking healthcare. For this sample of rural veterans, a range of telephone, computer, and Internet technologies may become more important for accessing care as Internet access becomes more ubiquitous and as younger veterans begin using the VA health system. The focus group highlighted the negative impact of distance, economic considerations, geographic barriers, and specific medical conditions on access to care. Lack of adequate technology infrastructure was seen as an obstacle to utilization. This study discusses the need to consider distance, travel modes, age, and information technology infrastructure and adoption when designing health information technology to care for rural patients. PMID:20697468

Schooley, Benjamin L; Horan, Thomas A; Lee, Pamela W; West, Priscilla A

2010-01-01

115

Rural Veteran Access to Healthcare Services: Investigating the Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Overcoming Spatial Barriers  

PubMed Central

This multimethod pilot study examined patient and practitioner perspectives on the influence of spatial barriers to healthcare access and the role of health information technology in overcoming these barriers. The study included a survey administered to patients attending a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health visit, and a focus group with VA care providers. Descriptive results and focus group findings are presented. Spatial distance is a significant factor for many rural veterans when seeking healthcare. For this sample of rural veterans, a range of telephone, computer, and Internet technologies may become more important for accessing care as Internet access becomes more ubiquitous and as younger veterans begin using the VA health system. The focus group highlighted the negative impact of distance, economic considerations, geographic barriers, and specific medical conditions on access to care. Lack of adequate technology infrastructure was seen as an obstacle to utilization. This study discusses the need to consider distance, travel modes, age, and information technology infrastructure and adoption when designing health information technology to care for rural patients.

Schooley, Benjamin L; Horan, Thomas A; Lee, Pamela W; West, Priscilla A

2010-01-01

116

Teaching a Discrete Information Technology Course in a Constructivist Learning Environment: Is It Effective for Malaysian Pre-Service Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measures preservice teachers' attitudes toward information technology (IT) following their participation in a discrete IT course taught in a constructivist learning environment where the students collaborated to achieve their learning goals and problem solve on tasks. Results revealed that with the constructivist learning approach infused in the…

Wong, Su Luan; Jalil, Habibah Ab; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Hong, Tang Sai

2003-01-01

117

Preferred Methods for Delivery of Technological Information by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service: Opinions of Agricultural Producers Who Use Extension Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings of a questionnaire survey of 702 North Carolina agricultural producers indicated that communication methods historically used by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service for information dissemination are accepted by state farmers and continue to be popular. Information delivery methods most frequently preferred are…

Richardson, John G.; Mustian, R. David

118

Problems of Information Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The new science of information; On ways to develop organizational structures in information science; Information production and physical production; Principles of Organizing scientific-technical information.

S. L. Sobolev V. D. Grober L. M. Samkov V. M. Chistyakov

1971-01-01

119

76 FR 4350 - Health Information Technology Extension Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Information Technology Extension Program ACTION...announces changes to the Health Information Technology Extension Program, which...meaningful users of health information technology, as authorized under...

2011-01-25

120

Information Services for Local Agenda 21 Processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Under auspices of Information Society Program of European Union a consortium is undertaking a demonstration action project to facilitate the use of information and communication technology with Local Agenda 21 Processes (LAP). The demonstration action aims at bringing existing telematics services and appli- cations closer to the groups engaged in LAP in order to stimulate their awareness and understanding for

K. Maetzel; I. Mistrik; M. Ockenfeld

1998-01-01

121

EPA Superfund technology and analytical services  

SciTech Connect

This subscription provides the full reports issued by the Superfund program on technology and analytical services. This topic covers technology--general; the SITE program; innovative technologies; selected techologies, by medium; and analytical services.

NONE

1999-03-01

122

Microcomputer Technology and Related Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cost-benefit analysis addresses innovations in microcomputer technology in the area of related services (e.g., communication therapy, counseling, occupational and physical therapy), noting the cost variables (such as purchase of new hardware) as well as the potential benefits (including the number of handicapped individuals to be served). (CL)

Yoshida, Roland K.

1984-01-01

123

The Commons - Information Services Collaboratory for Teaching, Learning and Research [AJCU 2008 Joint Conference on Information Technology Management, Libraries and Educational Technology, Mar 30Apr 2, 2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Commons has evolved in higher education to include the Student Commons (Information and Learning Commons) and the Faculty Commons (Teaching and Research Commons). This presentation provides an overview and details of the development and expansion of the Student and Faculty Commons concepts, recent trends, and the varieties of administrative models functioning today. The presentation provides a guide to use

D. Russell Bailey

2008-01-01

124

Market Segmentation for Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the advantages and limitations of market segmentation as strategy for the marketing of information services made available by nonprofit organizations, particularly libraries. Market segmentation is defined, a market grid for libraries is described, and the segmentation of information services is outlined. A 16-item reference list is…

Halperin, Michael

1981-01-01

125

Probabilistic Information Integration Technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos has successfully developed a structured, probabilistic, quantitative approach for the evaluation of system performance based on multiple information sources, called Information Integration Technology (IIT). The...

J. M. Booker M. A. Meyer S. Keller-McNulty S. Reese A. G. Wilson

2001-01-01

126

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

127

Quantum Information Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the research laboratories of Hewlett Packard, Quantum Information Technology provides an informative look at current work in quantum information processing and communication (QIPC). The report, published in November 2002, recognizes the potential applications of QIPC and how it could revolutionize conventional information technology. It cites cryptography, quantum computers, and quantum teleportation as motivational factors for development of this technology, offering a basic introduction to each discipline. The paper concludes with an analysis of the direction current research is taking and what the future may hold. Several links to further sources of information are also included.

Spiller, Timothy.

2002-01-01

128

Consumer Information Services Demonstration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The consumers services project (CSR) was created in Lansing's model cities neighborhood in 1971 to alleviate some of the frustration encountered by disadvantaged consumers in the modern marketplace. It was developed under the assumption that persons with ...

1973-01-01

129

Information Service for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Regional Information System (RIS), an information system developed and field tested by the Michigan Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory (MOREL) to locate research information on educational innovation as well as information on people and agencies involved with innovative programs. (JB)

Doyle, James E.

1970-01-01

130

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the highlights of the new NTIS (National Technical Information Service) Web site is the full text availability (Adobe Acrobat .PDF format) of several of its most requested catalogs. Included are the Products and Services catalog, Business Highlights, Environment Highlights, Health Highlights, Environmental Software and Datafiles, and Occupational Safety and Health Multimedia Training Programs, among others. Each catalog is preceded by a short description of its contents. Instructions and pointers to Adobe Reader software are available at the site. The site also contains information about NTIS, as well as its products, services, and ordering information.

2005-10-31

131

Problems of Information Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contained in this document are four selected articles from the Russian language periodical "Ekonomika i Organizatsiya Promyshlennogo Proizvodstva." The selections are: "The New Science of Information" by S.L. Sobolev, "On Ways to Develop Organizational Structures in Information Science" by V.D. Grober, "Information Production and Physical…

Sobolev, S. L.; And Others

132

Technology Solutions for School Food Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers ways to include schools' food service departments in technology planning. Discusses school food service software applications, considerations and challenges of automating food service operations, and business-to-business Internet solutions. (EV)

Begalle, Mary

2002-01-01

133

Network services using service-composition technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

To handle the rapidly changing circumstances of users and networks, network services must: 1) provide suitable services for each customer to meet the many different demands of customers and 2) follow the change in users' demands and provide suitable services at that time. We previously proposed \\

Tetsuya Oh-ishi; Tetsuya Iwata; Seiichi Tokumoto; Norio Shimamoto

2004-01-01

134

Grid Information Services for Distributed Resource Sharing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Grid technologies enable large-scale sharing of re- sources within formal or informal consortia of individu- als and\\/or institutions: what are sometimes called virtual organizations. In these settings, the discovery, characteri- zation, and monitoring of resources, services, and compu- tations can be challenging due to the considerable diver- sity, large numbers, dynamic behavior, and geographical distribution of the entities in which

Karl Czajkowski; Carl Kesselman; Steven Fitzgerald; Ian T. Foster

2001-01-01

135

China's Chemical Information Online Service: ChI2Net.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Naiyan, Yu; And Others

1997-01-01

136

Survey of Rural Information Infrastructure Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Communication and information technologies can reduce the barriers of distance and space that disadvantage rural areas. This report defines a set of distinct voice, computer, and video telecommunication services; describes several rural information applications that make use of these services; and surveys various wireline and wireless systems and…

Allen, Kenneth C.; And Others

137

NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS)  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute's Cancer information Service (CIS) provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. The CIS provides personalized responses to specific questions about cancer and assistance to smokers who want to quit. Access the CIS by calling 1-800-4-CANCER or 1-877-44U-QUIT, or by using the LiveHelp instant-messaging service.

138

Educational Technology Services, Customer Services Team. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report describes the evaluations of the current practices of Educational Technology Services (ETS) at Monroe Community College (New York) by the Customer Service Team. ETS provides all aspects of technology support to the College. The "customers" of ETS include students, faculty and staff. With the goal of developing a Customer Services Plan,…

Gruhn, Bill; Keys, Terry; Bates, Pat; Cheasty, Diane; Christian, Marilyn; Cunningham, Bob; Ferguson, Bianca; Lewis, Millie; Mancuso, Ellen; Ryther, Dick; Weidel, Pam

139

Heroin. Specialized Information Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a collection of articles about heroin. Article 1 provides general information on heroin identification, drug dependence, effects of abuse, cost, source of supply, and penalties for illegal heroin use. Article 2 gives statistical information on heroin-related deaths in the District of Columbia between 1971 and 1982. Article 3…

Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.

140

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for Federal information technology resources. 352...Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES...includes information technology resources or services...Health and Human Services (HHS) system containing, information that...

2010-10-01

141

A Constituency-Based Support Model for Delivering Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An information services organization based on individual constituent groups, instead of defined physical collections and technologies, encourages a broader, more effective, and innovative use of varying information and technology services for academic libraries. Such a model also provides more focused and clearly defined positions and procedures…

Barth, Christopher D.; Cottrell, Janet R.

2002-01-01

142

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

143

Adoption of Information Technology by Advertising Agencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since little empirical research has been conducted on adoption of currently available information technology by the advertising industry, a study explored the extent of advertising agencies' adoption of selected information technologies such as online database services and electronic mail. The study discussed data from earlier studies and analyzed…

Herling, Thomas J.; Merskin, Debra

144

Information Technology's Role in Educational Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information technology comprises the systems and tools that support and enhance the teaching, learning, and research processes of educational organizations. Outlines the variables to be considered when improving or updating information technology, including staff, infrastructure, hardware, software, improvement of services, and positioning for…

Rennie, Robert J.

1996-01-01

145

Pricing Information Products and Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines several approaches to the establishment of prices for information products and services by the administrators of libraries and information centers, including optimization, pricing to achieve organizational objectives, pricing for market structures, and types of market structure pricing systems. A reference list is included. (JL)

Broadbent, H. E., III

1981-01-01

146

Information integration in maintenance services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical set of elements to analyze information integration in supply chains. Through a practical example to highlight the importance, it aims to describe the practices and identify some development areas of information integration in service supply chains. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper presents six theoretical elements contributing the level of

Sari Uusipaavalniemi; Jari Juga

2009-01-01

147

Fluency With Information Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSC 110. Fluency in Information Technology (3). Information representation, the Internet and HTML, algorithmic thinking and programming, language translation, modeling and abstraction, algorithmic complexity and non-computability, machine architecture and parallel computation, networks and communication, database principles, multimedia, social impacts of computing.

Smith, Harry

2003-04-08

148

Women in Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a major concern about the drop of young women entering Computer Science degree programs and a drop in the participation of women in these information technology occupations. In all levels of educational institutions across the nation, girls and women remain under-represented in computer and information science studies and subsequently,…

Wentling, Rose Mary; Thomas, Steven P.

2004-01-01

149

Scaling up family medicine training in Gezira, Sudan - a 2-year in-service master programme using modern information and communication technology: a survey study  

PubMed Central

Background In 2010 the Gezira Family Medicine Project (GFMP) was initiated in Gezira state, Sudan, designed as an in-service training model. The project is a collaboration project between the University of Gezira, which aims to provide a 2-year master’s programme in family medicine for practicing doctors, and the Ministry of Health, which facilitates service provision and funds the training programme. This paper presents the programme, the teaching environment, and the first batch of candidates enrolled. Methods In this study a self-administered questionnaire was used to collect baseline data at the start of the project from doctors who joined the programme. A checklist was also used to assess the health centres where they work. A total of 188 out of 207 doctors responded (91%), while data were gathered from all 158 health centres (100%) staffed by the programme candidates. Results The Gezira model of in-service family medicine training has succeeded in recruiting 207 candidates in its first batch, providing health services in 158 centres, of which 84 had never been served by a doctor before. The curriculum is community oriented. The mean age of doctors was 32.5 years, 57% were males, and 32% were graduates from the University of Gezira. Respondents stated high confidence in practicing some skills such as asthma management and post-abortion uterine evacuation. They were least confident in other skills such as managing depression or inserting an intrauterine device. The majority of health centres was poorly equipped for management of noncommunicable diseases, as only 10% had an electrocardiography machine (ECG), 5% had spirometer, and 1% had a defibrillator. Conclusions The Gezira model has responded to local health system needs. Use of modern information and communication technology is used to facilitate both health service provision and training. The GFMP represents an example of a large-volume scaling-up programme of family medicine in Africa.

2014-01-01

150

Ubiquitous Customer Loyalty Services: Technology and Market Outlook.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An information search was performed on analytical, context-aware and ubiquitous customer services in loyalty programmes, with a dimension of entertainment and games. The results are summarized individually for enabling technologies research and developmen...

M. Tallgren O. Pihlajamaa J. Toronen

2007-01-01

151

Information technologies and the  

Microsoft Academic Search

conclusion  The evolution in the role of middlemen has many important implications at the macro-economic level as well. In many markets,\\u000a the negative employment effects of labor-saving technologies are offset by increases in the demand for labor as transaction\\u000a costs fall and additional labor is needed to produce more goods and services. As discussed above, middlemen operate successfully\\u000a in markets when

Bradley S. Wimmer; Anthony M. Townsend; Brian E. Chezum

2000-01-01

152

NOAA Satellite and Information Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Satellite Services Division of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides real time access to satellite data and products for the public and government." Users can locate Hazard Mapping System (HMS) Fire Analysis, real-time satellite fire monitoring, Web-based GIS fire analysis, and additional fire products. The OSEI (Operational Significant Event Imagery) link supplies archived and current images of flood events, severe weather, tropical cyclones, and other significant environmental events. Researchers can find technical information on the satellites. Individuals can also find bulletins, advisories, text data, and images of precipitation, snow and ice, volcanic activity, winds, and tropical weather.

153

Technology Transfer Center | Competitive Service Center  

Cancer.gov

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) is a designated Competitive Service Center (CSC) for technology transfer to other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The CSC at TTC offers a range of services and works with each client IC to determine the IC's unique technology transfer needs.

154

Engineering Information Service Infrastructure for Ubiquitous Computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a software framework for the development of a ubiquitous computing environment for distributed engineering information services. Two fundamental issues are addressed: universal accessibility from devices to information services, and collaboration among the parties accessing the information services. The first issue calls for the development of device-independent information services that have the flexibility to support wide range of

David Liu; Jinxing Cheng; Kincho H. Law; Gio Wiederhold; Ram D. Sriram

2003-01-01

155

77 FR 45717 - Proposed Information Collection (Food Service and Nutritional Care Analysis) Activity; Comment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Proposed Information Collection (Food Service and Nutritional Care Analysis...satisfaction with the quality of food and nutrition services. DATES...use of other forms of information technology. Title: Food Service and Nutritional Care...

2012-08-01

156

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

157

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

158

Diffusion of new technology, health services and information after a crisis: a focus group study of the Sichuan "5.12" Earthquake.  

PubMed

INTRODUCTION: The Sichuan "5.12" Earthquake in 2008 occurred in a relatively underdeveloped area in China. The rainy weather, the mountainous environment and the local languages all posed major challenges to the dissemination of information and services after the disaster. By adopting a communication perspective, this study applies the diffusion of innovations theory to investigate how healthcare professionals diffused health technologies, health information and services during the rescue and relief operation. METHOD: The authors conducted three focus group sessions with the health professionals who had attended to the rescue and relief work of the Sichuan "5.12" Earthquake in 2008. A range of questions regarding the diffusion of innovations were asked during these sessions. RESULTS: The health professionals used their cell phones to communicate with other healthcare providers, disseminated knowledge of health risks and injuries to affected residents with pamphlets and posters and attended daily meetings at the local government offices. They reported on the shortage of maritime satellite cell phones and large-size tents for medical use, and the absence of fully equipped ambulances. Volunteers, local health professionals and local officials provided health information and services in different ways. However, the diffusion of health information and services was less likely to reach those living next to transportation centers, in remote areas and in disaster areas neglected by the media. DISCUSSION: New communication devices such as cell phones and the mobile Internet enabled medical professionals to coordinate the rescue and relief work after this major natural disaster, at a time when the country's emergency response system still had plenty of room for improvement. In future, the mobile Internet should be used as a means of collecting bottom-up disaster reports so that the media will not neglect any disaster areas as they did during the Sichuan Earthquake. Rescue relief work would have been substantially easier if medical teams had been equipped with advanced appliances such as maritime satellite cell phones. "Disaster medicine" should be treated as a separate discipline in medical schools and receive more investment. Moreover, a stronger public health emergency response system is needed for more efficient dispatch and coordination. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:22865745

Zhou, Hong; Shi, Lu; Mao, Yuping; Tang, Juan; Zeng, Yu

2012-08-01

159

Information Technology: Training & Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, you'll learn about the wide range of jobs that an information technology (IT) degree can make possible. From PCs to smartphones to cars, almost every tool we use today has computer technology embedded in it. The IT specialist is the person who keeps those computers operating and finds ways to make them run faster and more smoothly, so we can all get our work done.The video runs 1:37 and is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.

2012-05-30

160

Information and Communication Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Communication is a central aspect of all our lives. Today, our modes of communication are highly dependent on technologies such as the internet, wireless networks, phones, and computers. This issue of Topic in Depth explores the ways these forms of communication are part of our lives and highlights some new directions in communication technology.WordIQ Dictionary and Encyclopedia (1) offers this definition: "Communication is the process of exchanging information usually via a common system of symbols." The website explains some of the key process involved in communication and describes different forms of communication, such as animal communication, interpersonal communication, and computer-mediated communication. Also taking a broad view on communication, this world history website (2) provides some background on the mathematical theories that are used in designing telecommunications systems. The articles highlighted on this website from the Center for the Study of Technology and Society (4) attest to the far reaching influence of communication technology. As research on the MediaLab Europe website suggests (5), we have moved into not just developing technology that mediates interpersonal communication (such as phones) but also creating "intimate and personal connections with and through new technologies." This NSF website (6) also highlights some recent discoveries in Computer Information Science and Engineering. Finally, this article from First Monday (7) discusses the far-reaching effects these new developments in technology and globalization are having on language and learning.

161

Information Technology Investments in Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines investments that will ensure that library information technology (IT) meets future academic needs. Looks back on the introduction of IT to research libraries. Assesses outcomes of IT investments in terms of cost and service benefits, and then focuses on developing new service models. (AEF)

Rosenblatt, Susan

1999-01-01

162

77 FR 61620 - Privacy Act of 1974; Home Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT)-Notice of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT)--Notice of...Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT). The modifications...Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT) Service...

2012-10-10

163

45 CFR 170.553 - Certification of health information technology other than Complete EHRs and EHR Modules.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Certification of health information technology other than Complete EHRs and EHR Modules...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION...

2012-10-01

164

45 CFR 170.553 - Certification of health information technology other than Complete EHRs and EHR Modules.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Certification of health information technology other than Complete EHRs and EHR Modules...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION...

2011-10-01

165

Strategic exploring of emerging services by visualization of technology-service association for technology-based service providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the technical progress has been saturated, the convergence of technologies or the fusion of technologies has changed the business circumstances of technology-based service providers whose goal is the delivery of technically advanced services. It is required to explore potential technology-based service markets with the technology exploitation. Because of characteristics of the technology-based services, it should be examined from two

Chong Un Pyon; Sang-Chan Park

2010-01-01

166

Challenges to effective crisis management: Using information and communication technologies to coordinate emergency medical services and emergency department teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the major challenges to coordination between emergency department (ED) teams and emergency medical services (EMS) teams. Design: We conducted a series of focus groups involving both ED and EMS team mem- bers using a crisis scenario as the basis of the focus group discussion. We also collected organizational workflow data. Results:

Madhu C. Reddy; Sharoda A. Paul; Joanna Abraham; Michael D. Mcneese; Christopher Deflitch; John Yen

2009-01-01

167

Emergent Cultural Change: Unintended Consequences of a Strategic Information Technology Services Implementation in a United Kingdom University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 20 years, universities in the United Kingdom have been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation and change which can be attributed to the expansion of the higher education sector, the growth in student numbers and the development of an ideological approach to public service management referred to as "new…

Waring, Teresa; Skoumpopoulou, Dimitra

2013-01-01

168

Information Technology, Washington, DC. Lessons from the Literature on Electronic Health Record Implementation A study Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Despite the potential benefits, health care providers were initially slow to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). To promote the widespread adoption and use of health IT, Congress passed The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Healt...

A. Shah C. Ramos E. Jones F. Blavin K. Devers

2013-01-01

169

Tietopalvelumalli: Yleinen Malli Tietopalvelujarjestelmien Kuvaamiseen ja Arviointiin (Information Service Model: Generic Model for Information System Services).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed the Service Model for planning, re-engineering and evaluation of information services. The Service Model has taken into account the whole service system viewpoint. The generic Service Model can be app...

J. Eckhardt M. Lehtonen P. Leviakangas R. Hautala R. Oorni

2007-01-01

170

Computerized Information Service--SDI. Annual Report 1974-75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Information and Documentation Centre of the Royal Institute of Technology Library performs research and development in information science. The two main areas of this continuing research and development programme are (1) development of a comprehensive SDI service and (2) investigations in interactive retrieval services. This annual report…

Hjerppe, Roland

171

34 CFR 300.6 - Assistive technology service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Assistive technology service. 300.6 Section 300.6 Education...Definitions Used in This Part § 300.6 Assistive technology service. Assistive technology service means any service that...

2012-07-01

172

34 CFR 300.6 - Assistive technology service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Assistive technology service. 300.6 Section 300.6 Education...Definitions Used in This Part § 300.6 Assistive technology service. Assistive technology service means any service that...

2011-07-01

173

Emergency and Disaster Information Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) within the frame of its own website which has the objective to monitor and document all the events on the Earth which may cause disaster or emergency. Our service is using the speed and the data spectrum of the internet to gather information. We are monitoring and processing several foreign organisation's data to get quick and certified information. The EDIS website operated together by the General-Directorate of National Disaster Management (OKF) and RSOE, in co-operation with the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides useful information regarding emergency situations and their prevention. Extraordinary events happening in Hungary, Europe and other areas of the World are being monitored in 24 hours per day. All events processed by RSOE EDIS are displayed real time - for the sake of international compatibility - according to the CAP protocol on a secure website. To ensure clear transparency all events are categorized separately in the RSS directory (e.g. earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, nuclear event, tornado, vulcano). RSOE EDIS also contributes in dissemination of the CAP protocol in Hungary. Beside the official information, with the help of special programs nearly 900-1000 internet press publication will be monitored and the publication containing predefined keywords will be processed. However, these "news" cannot be considered as official and reliable information, but many times we have learnt critical information from the internet press. We are screening the incoming information and storing in a central database sorted by category. After processing the information we are sending it immediately via E-Mail (or other format) for the organisations and persons who have requested it (e.g. National Disaster Management, United Nations etc.). We are aspiring that the processed data will be validated and reliable in all cases, to avoid the possible panic situation caused by unreal information. That is why we are trying to create and keep contact with all organisations, which can provide validated information for us, to operate the RSOE EDIS. Certainly we are publishing all incoming data and information at our website to provide up-to-date information to the citizens as well as we are publishing useful knowledge for them. We have a knowledge database, which contains all necessary information, which can help the citizens in an emergency situation. For the prevention and the most relevant information we are willing to amend our published data with the population information.

Boszormenyi, Zsolt

2010-05-01

174

Evaluating Campus Computing Services: Taming the Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation of campus computer services has been limited by the ability of higher education administrators to relate their experience in evaluating other, more traditional services to the technical complexity of computing services. The explosive growth of computer technologies requires development of a common framework for their evaluation. (MSE)

Gillespie, Robert G.

1987-01-01

175

Library Services & Technology Act. Report for 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) subgrant projects in Michigan for fiscal year (FY) 1998. The introductory section includes: a description of AccessMichigan, the umbrella online service that includes a collection of more than 67 commercial databases, the SPAN (Serials, Periodicals and Newspapers) service, and the…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

176

Dept of Treasury Office of Inspector General Audit Report: Information Technology: Financial Management Service Successfully Demonstrated Recovery Capability for Treasury Web Application Infrastructure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

FMS provides central payment services to federal program agencies, operates the federal government's collections and deposit systems, and oversees a daily cash flow of $89 billion. FMS maintains multiple financial and information systems to help it proces...

2012-01-01

177

CPN-based Web Service Composition Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many cases, a single Web service can't meet the needs of users, so Web service composition becomes an important issue. As the Web service increases rapidly, it is more and more important to find an auto composition technology. At present most CPN-based composition technologies establish CPN model, but these methods don't take full advantage of CPN tools to resolve

Zhu Lianzhang; Ren Chengchang

2009-01-01

178

Information technology, the humanities and the library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some current computer-based projects in humanities re search and teaching are reviewed and the implications for the future development of library and information services to humanities scholars and for the professional education of librarians are considered. It is concluded that the penetration of information technology into humanities research and teach ing activities and the development of the concept of the

Brendan Loughridge

1989-01-01

179

New Technology, Information Access and Educational Outcomes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the use of technology in Australian schools to improve information access and educational outcomes focuses on the impact on school library resource centers. Topics discussed include online information services; electronic bulletin boards; electronic mail via microcomputers; and optical storage media, including CD-ROM, hypermedia, and…

Clyde, Anne

1992-01-01

180

Service organisation and information consistency for service grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the emergence of Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA), service grid is seen as a natural progression from computational grid. Because of the diversity and the complexity of the applications, it is a large challenge for the research on service grid platform. Currently, the popular information service systems are basically used to provide registry, publication, and management for computing resources,

Deqing Zou; Hai Jin; Feng Mao; Zongfen Han; Xuping Tu

2005-01-01

181

Information technology governance — COBIT model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explains the concept of information technology audit, shows relationship between audit and IT Management. Information systems provide both the means for organizations to transact business and the ability to report the financial results of their operations. Information technology auditing is an integral part of corporate governance. However, information technology auditing is often looked upon as a \\

Dalibor Radovanovic; Dubravka Lucic; Tijana Radojevic; Marko Sarac

2011-01-01

182

Information persistence using XML database technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) Information Management (IM) services provide information exchange and persistence capabilities that support tailored, dynamic, and timely access to required information, enabling near real-time planning, control, and execution for DoD decision making. JBI IM services will be built on a substrate of network centric core enterprise services and when transitioned, will establish an interoperable information space that aggregates, integrates, fuses, and intelligently disseminates relevant information to support effective warfighter business processes. This virtual information space provides individual users with information tailored to their specific functional responsibilities and provides a highly tailored repository of, or access to, information that is designed to support a specific Community of Interest (COI), geographic area or mission. Critical to effective operation of JBI IM services is the implementation of repositories, where data, represented as information, is represented and persisted for quick and easy retrieval. This paper will address information representation, persistence and retrieval using existing database technologies to manage structured data in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format as well as unstructured data in an IM services-oriented environment. Three basic categories of database technologies will be compared and contrasted: Relational, XML-Enabled, and Native XML. These technologies have diverse properties such as maturity, performance, query language specifications, indexing, and retrieval methods. We will describe our application of these evolving technologies within the context of a JBI Reference Implementation (RI) by providing some hopefully insightful anecdotes and lessons learned along the way. This paper will also outline future directions, promising technologies and emerging COTS products that can offer more powerful information management representations, better persistence mechanisms and improved retrieval techniques.

Clark, Thomas A.; Lipa, Brian E. G.; Macera, Anthony R.; Staskevich, Gennady R.

2005-05-01

183

Planning with and without Facts : A Comparative Study of the Uses and Abuses of Information and Information Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discusses the provision of library services and the use of information technology in developed countries. The situation of library services and information technology in developing countries is then contrasted with that in the developed countries. Discusses and identifies reasons for the gaps between developed and developing countries in information services and information technology.

Sam E. Ifidon

1994-01-01

184

Context-Aware Ubiquitous Service Composition Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

A context-aware ubiquitous service composition technology is proposed. This can be used in both enterprise and consumer communication\\u000a service environments. Because the context-awareness is the one of the most important factors in ubiquitous computing, it is\\u000a insufficient in conventional service integration based on rigid interface design. The flexible service composition based on\\u000a user context is required. Our proposed approach is

Yoji Yamato; Yohei Tanaka; Hiroshi Sunaga

185

Changing Ecosystem Service Values Following Technological Change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research on ecosystem services has focused mostly on natural areas or remote places, with less attention given to urban ecosystem services and their relationship with technological change. However, recent work by urban ecologists and urban designers has more closely examined and appreciated the opportunities associated with integrating natural and built infrastructures. Nevertheless, a perception remains in the literature on ecosystem services that technology may easily and irreversibly substitute for services previously obtained from ecosystems, especially when the superiority of the engineered system motivated replacement in the first place. We emphasize that the expected tradeoff between natural and manufactured capital is false. Rather, as argued in other contexts, the adoption of new technologies is complementary to ecosystem management. The complementarity of ecosystem services and technology is illustrated with a case study in Barcelona, Spain where the installation of sophisticated water treatment technology increased the value of the ecosystem services found there. Interestingly, the complementarity between natural and built infrastructures may remain even for the very ecosystems that are affected by the technological change. This finding suggests that we can expect the value of ecosystem services to co-evolve with new technologies. Technological innovation can generate new opportunities to harness value from ecosystems, and the engineered structures found in cities may generate more reliance on ecosystem processes, not less.

Honey-Rosés, Jordi; Schneider, Daniel W.; Brozovi?, Nicholas

2014-06-01

186

Changing ecosystem service values following technological change.  

PubMed

Research on ecosystem services has focused mostly on natural areas or remote places, with less attention given to urban ecosystem services and their relationship with technological change. However, recent work by urban ecologists and urban designers has more closely examined and appreciated the opportunities associated with integrating natural and built infrastructures. Nevertheless, a perception remains in the literature on ecosystem services that technology may easily and irreversibly substitute for services previously obtained from ecosystems, especially when the superiority of the engineered system motivated replacement in the first place. We emphasize that the expected tradeoff between natural and manufactured capital is false. Rather, as argued in other contexts, the adoption of new technologies is complementary to ecosystem management. The complementarity of ecosystem services and technology is illustrated with a case study in Barcelona, Spain where the installation of sophisticated water treatment technology increased the value of the ecosystem services found there. Interestingly, the complementarity between natural and built infrastructures may remain even for the very ecosystems that are affected by the technological change. This finding suggests that we can expect the value of ecosystem services to co-evolve with new technologies. Technological innovation can generate new opportunities to harness value from ecosystems, and the engineered structures found in cities may generate more reliance on ecosystem processes, not less. PMID:24752336

Honey-Rosés, Jordi; Schneider, Daniel W; Brozovi?, Nicholas

2014-06-01

187

ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION AND THE UTILIZATION OF HEARING HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND RELATED HEARING AID TECHNOLOGIES BY PARENTS OF DEAF AND SEVERELY HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN  

PubMed Central

A survey was distributed nationwide to parents of deaf and hard of hearing children to inquire about their knowledge, acquisition and use of hearing rehabilitation services and related hearing aid care technologies. Two hundred and fifty-seven surveys were returned. The data revealed that parents with moderate to high incomes, regardless of their race or ethnicity, tend to have broader knowledge of the nature of hearing rehabilitation services, and acquire such services and hearing technologies at a rate greater than that of parents with lower incomes. The unavailability of hearing health care services in minority communities and high costs associated with hearing aids and cochlear implants were reported as the major reasons why disparities exist, particularly, among minorities.

Jones, Ronald

2009-01-01

188

Revisiting public information management for effective e-government services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments are employing modern information and communication technologies to serve society better. Raising the effectiveness and quality of government services is not only a matter of new technologies; it also involves clear vision and objectives as well as a sound business strategy. Information systems need to support internal work within a government’s boundaries, serve customers through digital interfaces and leverage

Dimitrios S. Stamoulis; Dimitris Gouscos; Panagiotis Georgiadis; Drakoulis Martakos

2001-01-01

189

What the Information Professional Can Learn from the Information Technology and Project Management Knowledge Areas  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are various forces driving change in the knowledge and skills areas for information professionals: 1) technologies, 2) changing environments, and 3) the changing role of information technology management. These forces affect all levels of information technology-based professionals--those responsible for information processing and those responsible for information services. This paper discusses and reviews the pertinent literature that deals with the

Edwin M. Cortez; Edward Kazlauskas; Sanjay K. Dutta

2004-01-01

190

Oregonians and Their Library and Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Compiled in response to questions from Oregon citizens about library and information services in their state, this report contains: (1) a general description of the Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services held in June 1978; (2) a delegat...

M. Thorne

1980-01-01

191

Web-based services for technology education management and planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Higher education institutions of Lithuania are seeking for improvement of academic studies and management structures. The process proceeds intensively through development of university information systems using web-based interfaces for databases, as a strategic tool for information, management and planning services. The paper focuses on the approach taken by Kaunas University of Technology to make an open study administration system implementing

K. Pocius; V. Reklaitis

2000-01-01

192

Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA). Report for 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the Library of Michigan, are to support statewide access to information, enhance equity of access by providing special assistance to those with difficulty in using a library, support librarians as they develop information skills and foster innovation and technical…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

193

Resource and Service Discovery in the iGrid Information Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe resource and service discovery mechanisms available in iGrid, a novel Grid Information Service based on the relational model. iGrid is developed within the GridLab project by the ISUFI Center for Advanced Computational Technologies (CACT) at the University of Lecce, Italy and it is deployed on the European GridLab testbed. The GridLab Information Service provides fast

Giovanni Aloisio; Massimo Cafaro; Italo Epicoco; Sandro Fiore; Daniele Lezzi; Maria Mirto; Silvia Mocavero

2005-01-01

194

Reinventing information services to increase customer satisfaction  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, the author presents her view of the role of an information service and proposes means of improving information customer service and satisfaction. The emphasis of the paper is on placing the primary value on the information customer rather than on the information itself. After receiving a request for information, the information service should strive for speed and accuracy of service to provide full-text sources in a language and format convenient to the customer. The author stresses that information professionals need to re-evaluate their roles to correctly assess and rectify customers` information deficiencies.

Madison, J.E.

1993-12-01

195

Appropriate information: new products and services.  

PubMed

Effective health information services require action on three major levels: identifying and acquiring appropriate resources; applying appropriate methodologies for management of information and its communication; and stimulating local initiatives and applications. WHO's Programme of Library and Health Literature Services proposes its methodologies and products for creating and improving effective information services to health workers. PMID:8185798

Avriel, D; Aronson, B; Bertrand, I

1993-01-01

196

Research and implementation of geographic information service mode in digital home  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accompanying infrastructure improvements and networking technology innovation, the development of digital home service industry has gotten more and more attention. However, the digital home service levels have not sufficiently met rising demand from users. Therefore, it is urgent to propose and develop new service modes for the digital home. Geographic information services can provide various spatial information services such as map search, spatial information query. It has become an inevitable trend to implement geographic information services in the digital home. This paper proposes three new geographic information services modes for the digital home after sufficient requirement analysis: pushed information service mode, interactive information service mode, personalized information service mode. The key technologies to implement geographic information services on digital televisions are studied, involving digital television middleware technology, network transmission technology and visualization technology. According to the service modes' characteristics mentioned above, a service system in the digital home is established to implement geographic information services on the basis of digital television. The implementation of geographic information services in the digital home not only enriches the digital home services content, but also promotes geographic information from specialization to public popularity.

Lei, B.; Liu, K.; Gan, Y.; Zhong, M.

2014-04-01

197

GILS: The Government Information Locator Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Government Information Locator Service (GILS), designed to help the public identify and acquire federal government information as part of the evolving National Information Infrastructure. Highlights include background information; use of GILS through the Internet; and agency-based information services, including the Government…

Machovec, George S.

1995-01-01

198

Regaining Control Over Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Living in postindustrial, 21st-century society means being surrounded by the accoutrements of information technology. Information technology is in people's offices, cars and homes. One third of adults do not deal well with information technology, according to the research of Larry Rosen, psychology professor, author, and pundit. Rosen is the Paul…

Goldsborough, Reid

2005-01-01

199

Children, Information and New Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As technological change affects current lifestyles and will continue to affect access to information, children should remain a primary consideration, with new technology serving to provide information to them. The growing importance of information is fundamental to recent technological change based on the development of computers and the silicon…

Cook, John

200

New Technology for Libraries. A Layman's Guide to Reducing Public Library Costs and Improving Services through Scientific Methods and Tools. A Background Paper for the White House Conference on Library and Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, one of a series of background papers for the White House Conference, explores the potential of new technologies to improve library services while reducing library costs. Separate subsections describe the application of technology to the following library functions: acquisitions, catalogs and cataloging, serials control, circulation…

Weisbrod, David L.

201

Information and Referral Services: Volunteer Escort Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

When it is necessary for a person to be personally escorted to an agency if he is ever going to get there, the center should consider the use of volunteers for this service. One possible source of volunteer help might be the volunteers who participated in...

1971-01-01

202

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review contains eight papers on topics within the field of information science and technology. The papers are divided into three sections as follows: (1) Planning Information Systems and Services, including "Information Ownership and Control" (Tomas A. Lipinski); and "Pricing and Marketing Online Information Services" (Sheila Anne Elizabeth…

Williams, Martha E., Ed.

1999-01-01

203

NASA Information Technology Implementation Plan  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Information Technology (IT) resources and IT support continue to be a growing and integral part of all NASA missions. Furthermore, the growing IT support requirements are becoming more complex and diverse. The following are a few examples of the growing complexity and diversity of NASA's IT environment. NASA is conducting basic IT research in the Intelligent Synthesis Environment (ISE) and Intelligent Systems (IS) Initiatives. IT security, infrastructure protection, and privacy of data are requiring more and more management attention and an increasing share of the NASA IT budget. Outsourcing of IT support is becoming a key element of NASA's IT strategy as exemplified by Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) and the outsourcing of NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN) support. Finally, technology refresh is helping to provide improved support at lower cost. Recently the NASA Automated Data Processing (ADP) Consolidation Center (NACC) upgraded its bipolar technology computer systems with Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology systems. This NACC upgrade substantially reduced the hardware maintenance and software licensing costs, significantly increased system speed and capacity, and reduced customer processing costs by 11 percent.

2000-01-01

204

Health sciences libraries and information services in Bangladesh.  

PubMed Central

Basic problems relating to the status of health sciences libraries and information centers in Bangladesh are highlighted and discussed; strategies for improving the country's health sciences information services are suggested. A survey of libraries is reported, the country's national science and technology information policy is defined, and recommendations for action are proposed.

Khan, M S; Ahmed, Z; Akhter, N

1990-01-01

205

Information Technology as Coordination Infrastructure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business information technology is traditionally viewed as information provision technology. In this view, organizations use their IT to implement databases that provide people with information when they want it. This view is persistent even though information provision is never an end in itself but always has the further purpose to support the coordination of activities of people. The role if

R. J. Wieringa

2006-01-01

206

Developing a strategic planning framework for information technologies for libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fundamental structural change caused by information technologies not only affects the technical services of libraries but also shapes the library services that are being offered to the public. Libraries are possibly faced with a much more dangerous kind of competition than the one customary among direct competitors: the substitution competition caused by new information technologies. A first step for

Ulrich Hofmann

1995-01-01

207

Library Information Technology Collaborations at the University of New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology services and programs at the University of New Mexico are delivered by a mixture of distributed and centralized operations. Collaborations between the distributed services, largely in academic areas, as well as with central Information Technologies have been developed largely around point of need, historical arrangements, and personal interests. Recent changes in the leadership for Academic Affairs, the Office

Martha Bedard; Dale Hendrickson; Rebecca Lubas; Johann Van Reenen

2012-01-01

208

78 FR 16255 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open...

2013-03-14

209

78 FR 61337 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open...

2013-10-03

210

76 FR 2348 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open...

2011-01-13

211

77 FR 57559 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open...

2012-09-18

212

76 FR 43988 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open...

2011-07-22

213

77 FR 779 - National Technical Information Service Advisory Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Technical Information Service National Technical Information Service Advisory Board AGENCY: National Technical Information Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open...

2012-01-06

214

Government Information Locator Service (GILS). Draft report to the Information Infrastructure Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a draft report on the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) to the National Information Infrastructure (NII) task force. GILS is designed to take advantage of internetworking technology known as client-server architecture which allows information to be distributed among multiple independent information servers. Two appendices are provided -- (1) A glossary of related terminology and (2) extracts from a draft GILS profile for the use of the American National Standard Information Retrieval Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification for Library Applications.

1994-01-01

215

Web 2.0 Strategy in Libraries and Information Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web 2.0 challenges libraries to change from their predominantly centralised service models with integrated library management systems at the hub. Implementation of Web 2.0 technologies and the accompanying attitudinal shifts will demand reconceptualisation of the nature of library and information service around a dynamic, ever changing, networked,…

Byrne, Alex

2008-01-01

216

Community Information and Services Centers: Concepts for Activation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experimental program based on a study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development was activated to deliver services to urban residents via automated communications technology. Designed to contribute to improvement in the quality of life, the program of a Community Information and Services Center (CISC) included: outreach programs, i.e.,…

Hopkins, Cleve

217

The recent situation at the Center for Industial and Technical Information (CITI), Korea Institute of Economics & Technology (KIET) - The information services by KIETLINE -  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The KORSTIC and KIEI were merged in 1982 to form the KIET. Organizationally and functionally integrated, KIET has been tasked with collecting, analysing and processing a wide range of industrial, technical and trade information, and disseminated it though out the country. CITl was set up as the national focal point for industrial and technical information activities in Korea of KIET in 1987. CITI was mandated to play a pivotal role in establishing a nation-wide industrial and technical information dissemination system in Korea. The main objectives of CITI are to improve the availability and applicability of information resource, and develop nation-wide of KIETLINE.

Iwamoto, Hiroshi

218

Information architecture: Standards adoption and retirement process service action plan  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Service Action Plan is to announce, as well as provide, a high-level outline of a new Departmental process for the adoption and retirement of information technology standards. This process supports the implementation of a Department of Energy (DOE) Information Architecture. This plan was prepared with the Department of Energy information technology standards customers and stakeholders in mind. The process described in this plan will be serviced primarily by staff from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Management with assistance from designated program and site Information Technology Standards Points of Contact. We welcome any comments regarding this new Departmental process and encourage the proposal of information technology standards for adoption or retirement.

NONE

1997-03-01

219

Related Services. Alliance Action Information Sheets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Related services" means transportation and any other developmental, corrective or other supportive services that a child needs to benefit from special education. Some children need related services in order to meet the goals in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). This paper presents information about related services.

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, 2010

2010-01-01

220

Emergency Medical Service (EMS): Rotorcraft Technology Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A lead organization on the national level should be designated to establish concepts, locations, and the number of shock trauma air medical services. Medical specialists desire a vehicle which incorporates advances in medical technology trends in health care. Key technology needs for the emergency medical services helicopter of the future include the riding quality of fixed wing aircraft (reduced noise and vibration), no tail rotor, small rotor, small rotor diameter, improved visibility, crashworthy vehicle, IFR capability, more affordability high reliability, fuel efficient, and specialized cabins to hold medical/diagnostic and communications equipment. Approaches to a national emergency medical service are discussed.

Bauchspies, J. S.; Adams, R. J.

1981-01-01

221

Information center services: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

126 information centers (ICs) were surveyed to determine which services they offer, which ones they do not offer, and which ones they offered previously but discontinued. Based on the survey responses, a definitive list of 35 individual IC services offered by information centers was obtained. Although only seven of the services are offered in les than one-half of the responding

H. H. Carr

1990-01-01

222

78 FR 76627 - Health Information Technology Standards Committee Advisory Meeting: Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Information Technology Standards Committee Advisory...National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS. ACTION: Notice...National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). These...

2013-12-18

223

Collaborative Information Technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Significant effort has been expended to provide infrastructure and to facilitate the remote collaborations within the fusion community and out. Through the Office of Fusion Energy Science Information Technology Initiative, communication technologies utilized by the fusion community are being improved. The initial thrust of the initiative has been collaborative seminars and meetings. Under the initiative 23 sites, both laboratory and university, were provided with hardware required to remotely view, or project, documents being presented. The hardware is capable of delivering documents to a web browser, or to compatible hardware, over ESNET in an access controlled manner. The ability also exists for documents to originate from virtually any of the collaborating sites. In addition, RealNetwork servers are being tested to provide audio and/or video, in a non-interactive environment with MBONE providing two-way interaction where needed. Additional effort is directed at remote distributed computing, file systems, security, and standard data storage and retrieval methods. This work supported by DoE contract No. W-7405-ENG-48

Meyer, William; Casper, Thomas

1999-11-01

224

Emerging technologies changing our service delivery models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to explore the range of free and inexpensive technologies that are available and have been simply implemented with practical and immediate benefits both for library staff and clients. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper demonstrates positive examples of integrating technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS aggregators, podcasts, vodcasts, web conferencing, and instant messaging into library services and

Maryann Kajewski

2007-01-01

225

Access America, Reengineering through Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the "Access America" report which was published in 1997 as a follow up to the National Performance Review, an assessment of federal government operations and procedures. Discusses future goals of the use of electronic services and information technology to improve government operations, systems integration, cost reduction, improved quality…

Dugan, Robert E.

1999-01-01

226

SRIS: Sexuality Research Information Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Sexuality Research Information Service (SRIS), recently launched by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, centralizes and disseminates current research findings related to four sexual well-being issues: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, High Risk Sexual Behavior, Male Sexual Response, and Reproductive Hormones and Women's Sexuality and Emotional Well-Being. For each of the four topics, SRIS provides researchers, policymakers, and health care professionals with a fully searchable bibliographic database of selected, current research citations. Many of the detailed citations also include abstracts and commentaries written by specialists at The Kinsey Institute. The databases support a complex search mode that allows users to tag citations and export them to a bibliographic management tool such as ProCite or EndNote (requires a free plug-in, RIS, available at the site).

227

The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Community Outreach, Academic and Research Collaboration, and Education and Support Services (IT-CARES)  

PubMed Central

Introduction The purpose of this study is to examine the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in enhancing community outreach, academic and research collaboration, and education and support services (IT-CARES) in an academic setting. Methods A survey was deployed to assess the ICT needs in an academic setting. The survey was developed using the Delphi methodology. Questionnaire development was initiated by asking key stakeholders involved in community outreach, academic, research, education, and support to provide feedback on current ICT issues and future recommendations for relevant ICT tools that would be beneficial to them in their job, and to capture current ICT issues. Participants were asked to rate the level of importance of each ICT question on five-point Likert scales. Results The survey was sent to 359 participants, including faculty, staff, and students. The total number of respondents was 96, for a 27 percent response rate. The majority of the participants (54.1 percent, n = 46) placed a high importance on learning the available research capabilities of the college. The majority of the participants placed moderate (43.5 percent, n = 37) to high importance (40 percent, n = 34) on having an intranet that could support collaborative grant writing. A majority of the participants attributed high importance to learning to interact with the online learning management system Blackboard. A majority of the participants agreed that social media should being more actively utilized for diverse activities for academic and research purposes. Conclusion The study helped to identify the current needs and challenges faced by professionals and students when interacting with ICT. More research is needed in order to effectively integrate the use of ICT in the field of higher education, especially related to the modern global public health context.

Joshi, Ashish; Meza, Jane; Costa, Sergio; Puricelli Perin, Douglas Marcel; Trout, Kate; Rayamajih, Atul

2013-01-01

228

Information Technology in the Caribbean  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Caribbean possesses many advantages in terms of its potential receptivity to information technology. All the countries in the Caribbean could benefit from greater resource-sharing in the information field. Agencies such as Unesco are sponsoring the development of regional networks, such as CARSTIN, the network for the exchange of information and experience in science and technology for development, and the

Peter Moll

1987-01-01

229

Essays on Pricing of Information Goods and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation consists of three essays that examine, in three specific contexts, issues related to pricing of information goods and services. As the ability to measure technology resource usage gets easier with increased connectivity, the question whether a technology resource should be priced by the amount of the resource used or by the…

Lahiri, Atanu

2010-01-01

230

Federal Information Policy and Management for Electronic Services Delivery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assist the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress in identifying and resolving policy issues related to the electronic delivery of government services, this study examined selected innovative information technology applications, management practices, and policies that promote experimentation and integration with new electronic…

McClure, Charles R.; And Others

231

The internet of services: Global industrialization of information intensive services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web Services have experienced great interest during the last years as they were expected to act as enablers of seamless application-to-application integration both within company boundaries and on a global scale. However, a truly global mesh of interoperable services has not yet become reality due to various reasons. Novel technologies and design principles are now about to emerge which shift

Christoph Schroth

2007-01-01

232

Coupling GI-Services with Business Information Services: Experiences with a National Spatial Data Infrastructure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Standardized GI-services facilitate the access to distributed spatial information. They may be connected within spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) to build up value chains for geoinformation. The goal of such value chains is the reduction of transaction costs. Applying emerging communication technologies, e.g. standard Internet technologies, business processes are rationalized and new GI-products and -services develop. To achieve a seamless coupling

Kristian Senkler

233

Information Technology and the Baldrige Quality Award: The Role and Impact of Information, Systems, and Service Quality at a Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational institutions, especially community colleges, are facing challenges to provide accessible, affordable, and quality learning opportunities to a growing number of both traditional and nontraditional students. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems facilitate institutional operations and provide an integrated platform for information

Noble Burak, Deborah

2010-01-01

234

TeraGrid's integrated information service  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NSF TeraGrid project has designed and constructed a federated integrated information service (IIS) to serve its capability publishing and discovery needs. This service has also proven helpful in automating TeraGrid's operational activities. We describe the requirements that motivated this work; IIS's system architecture, information architecture, and information content; processes that IIS currently supports; and how various layers of the

Lee Liming; John-paul Navarro; Eric Blau; Jason Brechin; Charlie Catlett; Maytal Dahan; Diana Diehl; Rion Dooley; Michael Dwyer; Kate Ericson; Ian T. Foster; Ed Hanna; David L. Hart; Chris Jordan; Rob Light; Stuart Martin; John Mcgee; Laura Pearlman; Jason Reilly; Tom Scavo; Michael Shapiro; Shava Smallen; Warren Smith; Nancy Wilkins-diehr

2009-01-01

235

A Management Perspective on Information Service Value.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the importance for information managers of demonstrating the value of information services to the organization and identifies appropriate techniques for performance evaluation and product-oriented cost-benefit analysis. Ten questions developed to provide an agenda for demonstrating information service value are listed. (MES)

Broadbent, Marianne

1992-01-01

236

Reinventing information services to increase customer satisfaction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this paper, the author presents her view of the role of an information service and proposes means of improving information customer service and satisfaction. The emphasis of the paper is on placing the primary value on the information customer rather t...

J. E. Madison

1993-01-01

237

Seamless Service Chains and Information Processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seamless service chains and information processes to support them was the main goal of Satakunta Macro Pilot project in 1999 - 2002. This paper describes the idea of customer centric seamless service chains within health and social care and requirements for the secure interorganizational information processes. The modeling of the information processes using use case methodology is presented. The results

Timo Itala; Aino Virtanen; Tuire Mikola; Paula Asikainen; Satakunnan Ammattikorkeakoulu

2005-01-01

238

Information Technologies for the Information Agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

The information agent has requirements in the Information Technology (IT) age that are in everything comparable to those of one hundred years ago. But, despite being similar, they require new forms of implementation due to the evolution of the communication platforms and protocols and to the increase in the amount of information that has to be known, stored, transmitted, and

Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães; Henrique Santos; Leonel Duarte Santos

239

Project No. 8 (95008): Traveler Information Services (TIS). Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1994, the Coalition initiated the Traveler Information Services (TIS) Project to develop an implementation plan for a Corridor-wide Traveler Information System (CTIS) using state-of-the-art and cost-effective technologies. This system provides a platfo...

1995-01-01

240

Human Resource Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Human Resource (HR) function of organizations is changing rapidly, reacting to a changing social and organizational environment and rapidly evolving information technologies. Social and organizational changes exert pressure on HR professionals to provide expanded services, of a higher quality, faster, and seamlessly linked with other corporate functions (Pfeffer, 1997). Information technologies (IT), which provide enabling technologies to assist HR

ANTHONY R. HENDRICKSON

2003-01-01

241

The Integration of Synchronous Communication Technology into Service Learning for Pre-Service Teachers' Online Tutoring of Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To well prepare pre-service teachers for their future teaching, researchers and teacher-educators have been employing information and communication technology to improve pre-service teachers' learning of subject-matter knowledge, pedagogies, classroom-management skills, and so on. This study illustrates a service-learning project we conducted to…

Chen, Chao-Hsiu; Liao, Chen-Hung; Chen, Yi-Chieh; Lee, Chen-Feng

2011-01-01

242

Accerating Profiling Services by Parallel Database Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Full text information retrieval on large doc- ument management systems is increasing in popularity, as more users are gaining access to such systems espe- cially by means of WWW interfaces. In addition, more and more systems offer a so-called profiling 1 service to keep users informed on newly published documents that match their interests. These growing volumes pose per- formance

Clara Nippl; Michael Jaedicke; Bernhard Mitschang

1997-01-01

243

Automated Information System for School Food Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Controlling warehousing operations and food inventory, administering school cafeteria activity, and measuring the profitability of food service operations are identified as food service administrative problems. A comprehensive school food services information system developed to address these problems is described. (Author/MLF)

Hazarika, Panna; Galligan, Stephen

1982-01-01

244

BIRD: Biomedical Information Integration and Discovery with Semantic Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biomedical research is now information intensive; the volume and diversity of new data sources challenges current database\\u000a technologies. The development and tuning of database technologies for biology and medicine will maintain and accelerate the\\u000a current pace for innovation and discovery. New promising application fields such as the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services\\u000a can leverage the potential of biomedical information

Juan Miguel Gómez; Mariano Rico; Francisco García Sánchez; Ying Liu; Marília Terra De Mello

2007-01-01

245

New Technology and Information Explosion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A flood of new electronic technologies promises to usher in the Information Age and alter economic and social structures. Telematics, a potent combination of telecommunications and computer technologies, could eventually bring huge volumes of information to great numbers of people by making large data bases accessible to computer terminals in…

Johns, David

246

Examining the Factors Affecting Perceived Enjoyment and Usage Intention of Ubiquitous Tour Information Services: A Service Quality Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advances in mobile technologies, the ubiquitous tour information service has been emerging as a new solution for providing tour information. This study examined the effects of ubiquitous tour information service on perceived enjoyment and usage intention by tourists. The study begins with a preliminary survey of mobile device users’ motives and perceptions of usage, followed by a review

Juyeon Kim; Kyungmo Ahn; Namho Chung

2012-01-01

247

EPA superfund technology and analytical services. Irregular report  

SciTech Connect

This subscription provides the full reports issued by the Superfund program on technology and analytical services. This topic covers technology--general; the SITE program; innovative technologies; selected techologies, by medium; and analytical services.

NONE

1997-01-01

248

Technology in the service of Maghribi women  

Microsoft Academic Search

The twentieth-first century has been heralded as an era of unprecedented global connectedness due to the rapid development of new technologies including the fax, cell phone, computer, modem, broadband and the Internet. These devices and services make it possible for individuals, communities, organisations and governments around the world to communicate with one another in a matter of minutes and at

Jane D. Tchaïcha

2005-01-01

249

Automotive Service Technology. Florida Vocational Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of an automotive service technology program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational…

University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education.

250

Integrated technology services publications and communications strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In September 2006, Integrated Technology Services (ITS) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) refocused their Publications and Communications position in an effort to better communicate their mission, vision, goals, and values to the UNB community and external audiences. ITS recognized that the UNB community did not understand the importance of what ITS does, how ITS supports UNB's mission and

Melissa R. Hannah

2007-01-01

251

76 FR 40713 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Technology and Media Services for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities Program AGENCY...applications for new awards for FY 2011 under the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities...

2011-07-11

252

76 FR 40712 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Technology and Media Services for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities Program AGENCY...applications for new awards for FY 2011 under the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities...

2011-07-11

253

Information Technology Innovation Survey: Fall 2001  

NSF Publications Database

... Information Technology Innovation Survey: Fall 2001 Detailed Statistical Tables Hypertext Format ... Information Technology Innovation Survey: Fall 2001 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Information ...

254

Research on building a geographic information services portal oriented web services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web services technology is emerging as a new approach for providing access to heterogeneous computation resources and integration of distributed scientific applications. Open GIS Consortium (OGC) has constituted a series of standards, guiding creating the Web services to provide or operate geographic information. But it does not show how to integrate these services. While a portal is an application framework based on Web, which provides a single integrated access to applications, and it could integrate distributed information and applications. In this paper, we have tested building a portal oriented Web services to carry out integration and interoperability of geographic information. A framework has been designed based on an open source portal development tool named GridSphere. And some portlets invoking geographic Web services have been created and deployed. The result of the experiment indicates that the solution is feasible, and its operations are simple and convenient.

Li, Qinchao; Li, Hongwei; Liang, Rupeng

2009-09-01

255

An Evaluation of Service Composition Technologies Applied to Network Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service composition is a technique that may help the development of management systems by aggregating smaller services to produce more sophisticated ones. Service composition can be realized by using traditional management technologies, although these technologies have not been conceived taking composition support as one of their main aspects. Current service-oriented architecture (SOA)-related efforts, however, define specific standards for Web services

Ricardo Lemos Vianna; Everton Rafael Polina; Clarissa Cassales Marquezan; Leandro Bertholdo; Liane Margarida Rockenbach Tarouco; Maria Janilce Bosquiroli Almeida; Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville

2007-01-01

256

Information Technologies in the Calm Technologies Era  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information and communication technologies met a culminant evolution even since they appeared, with major achievements that became established in various fields of activity. Currently, one can notice an increased tendency to upgrade from classic computers to other types of equipment, much smaller in size, able to perform similar functions, such as PDA's or mobile phones. Also, the expansion of wireless

Laura-Diana Genete

2009-01-01

257

Information Retrieval Quantification of a Mobile Agent-Based Adaptive Information Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: As we migrate from platform-centric computing to network-centering computing, the current state of wide area network technologies are increasingly becoming inefficient to cope with the high demand of service provision and utilization. Users now look forward to anytime anywhere services on the Internet. Various techniques are being researched to address the issue. One such technique involves fading the information

I Ahmed; M. J Sadiq

258

Information technology orientation for young hospital administrators.  

PubMed

Information technology has evolved over the years and taken its place in every sector, including health care. Every health care professional uses a computer almost every day. Information technology is expected to provide the staff with reliable information for decision making, reducing medical errors and processing time and improving communication. As the health care market grows increasingly competitive and complex, hospitals are relying more and more on information technology as a primary tool to help them compete. Every postgraduate should take a basic course on computers and IT applications. Many universities and colleges offer a masters program in health administration, and with enormous numbers of new post graduates, well grounded in IT, are offering their services to hospitals and allied health care divisions. Their experiences are reflected in the various job codes, which illustrate the need for planning, careful investment, and educational training to put information technology to work in today's sophisticated advanced health care setting. Information technology cannot reach its full potential without a properly trained staff working together as a team. PMID:23016198

Bakshi, Syed Murtuza Hussain

2012-01-01

259

Rebound effects of progress in information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology (IT) is continuously making astounding progress in technical efficiency. The time, space, material\\u000a and energy needed to provide a unit of IT service have decreased by three orders of magnitude since the first personal computer\\u000a (PC) was sold. However, it seems difficult for society to translate IT’s efficiency progress into progress in terms of individual,\\u000a organizational or socio-economic

Lorenz M. Hilty; Andreas Köhler; Fabian Von Schéele; Rainer Zah; Thomas Ruddy

2006-01-01

260

Information Technology: Computer Systems Engineer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Watch how a community college education took one person from being a computer know-nothing to having a career as a successful information technologist, in this video adapted from Pathways to Technology.

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2012-05-18

261

Information and Communications Technologies Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) presents this collection of links to a number of online tutorials. The tutorials fall under the categories of electronics, fiber optics, general computing and programming, general telecommunications, java, math, matlab, networking and physics.

2012-12-17

262

Will There Be Enough Information Technology Managers in 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research studied the availability of future information technology (IT) managers at the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Over half the DOS's Foreign Service specialist workforce is composed of Generation X -- a cohort known to change employers often. ...

A. Roecks

2006-01-01

263

Information Technology and Disabilities, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four issues of this newsletter on information technology and disabilities (ITD) contain the following articles: "Developing an Accessible Online Public Access Catalog at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library" (Charles Hamilton); "Assistive Technology in the Science Laboratory: A Talking Laboratory Work Station for Visually Impaired…

McNulty, Tom, Ed.

1995-01-01

264

Organizational Leadership through Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of information technology (IT) is changing, and is becoming more important for the overall success of colleges today. The structure of IT has not changed much through the years, but a greater amount of institutions exist where multiple areas of technology are being merged back into a single IT organization. The model of IT explored in…

Anderson, John A.

265

Funding Models for Information Technology in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A persistent increase in student, faculty, and administrative demand for information technology has resulted in a sharp rise in the total cost of computing services to universities. In response, universities must develop long-term strategic planning processes and policies to establish priorities for information technology investments, determine…

Orcutt, Ronald L.

1986-01-01

266

Information Technology and Its Impact on American Education (Summary Report).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summary of report prepared for the 97th Congress presents two conclusions: the information revolution, driven by rapid advances in communication and computer technology, is profoundly affecting American education; and information technology can improve and enrich educational services, distributing education and training into such new…

Computing Teacher, 1983

1983-01-01

267

Disruptive Technologies, Services, or Business Models?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Convergence in the realm of media, consumer electronics, computer technologies, and telecommunications has contributed to\\u000a societal changes in terms of individual expectations and behavior leading to the re-appraisal of traditional market segments.\\u000a Key innovations like the internet create a global platform that provides for new means in product and services configuration.\\u000a This expands opportunities and threats in the business environment

Gregory S. Yovanof; George N. Hazapis

2008-01-01

268

Assuring information quality in Web service composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

As organizations have begun increasingly to communicate and interact with consumers via the Web, so the information quality (IQ) of their offerings has become a central issue since it ensures service usability and utility for each visitor and, in addition, improves server utilization. In this article, we present an IQ-enable Web service architecture, IQEWS, by introducing a IQ broker module

Ying Su; Jie Peng; Zhanming Jin

2008-01-01

269

Growth Dynamics of Information Search Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer based information search services, ISS's, of the type that provide on-line literature searches are analyzed from a system's viewpoint using a continuous simulation model. The analysis shows that the observed growth and stagnation of a typical ISS can be explained as a natural consequence of market responses to the service together with a…

Lindqvist, Mats

270

ALANET: Building an Electronic Information Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines steps in establishment of ALANET (electronic mail and information service of American Library Association): setting program goals; analyzing internal and external environments; choosing vendor; covering operational and service aspects; keeping up, keeping ahead. Support features (bulletin boards, electronic newsletters) and flexibility in…

Lee, Joel M.

1984-01-01

271

Partnerships in Information Services: The Contract Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses contracting for library and information services, particularly between universities and corporations, and gives an example of a successful partnership between Lexmark International, Inc., and the University of Kentucky. Topics addressed include financial considerations; improving services without increasing staff; and confidentiality…

Hatfield, Deborah

1994-01-01

272

Information Services Faculty/Staff Survey Results. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the fall term of 2001, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) (Virginia) distributed a survey to faculty and staff regarding the information technology facilities and services at the college. A total of 62 surveys were returned, for a response rate of 18.6%. This report details the survey results. Highlights include: (1) overall,…

Shields, Jennifer A.; Self, Charlotte C.

273

Helsinki University of Technology: Computational Information Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Computational Information Technology is a research group of the Laboratory of Computational Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. This section of the website introduces visitors to the group's work on modelling and analyzing complex physical, technical and economic processes and systems. Researchers "carry out method development and application oriented research on advanced probabilistic and information theoretic methods." Some applications include statistical modelling of financial markets, pattern recognition in neural networks, machine vision for microscope image processing, data mining, and intelligent human-machine interfaces. The Research Projects section describes the group's work in these areas and highlights the mathematical and statistical methods used, such as Bayesian methods, vision geometry, Turing's reaction-diffusion systems, and time-frequency analysis. Each research area has its own website, where the overall project and theoretical framework is described along with images and diagrams. Publications, such as theses and journal articles are listed and some conference proceedings and articles are available to download.

274

Vermont: Library and Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Vermont Automated Libraries System and the use of information technology. Topics include rural public library access; software; multitype library cooperation, including public, school, academic, and special libraries; Internet access; government information; public user access; system design; document delivery capabilities; and…

Klinck, Patricia E.

1996-01-01

275

Mobile agent based online integration modeling for traffic information services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the rapid development of urban economy and urbanization construction in China, traffic load rises sharply because of the larger vehicle occupancy within many urban areas, which has already led to serious traffic congestion problem. GIS-T is an efficient technological solution and core information infrastructure for solving modern urban transportation problems. High-level traffic systems must integrate real-time traffic information and spatial data of road to supply timely and efficient public services and guarantee a better orderly transportation. However, for traffic information is multisource, complex and massive, traffic information service must have fast, powerful capabilities for online integration processing. Online integration of traffic information emphasizes the traffic resources share and services optimization, and solve assignment, scheduling, monitoring and feedback of integration computing tasks in dynamic and distributed network. This paper firstly analyzes traffic data and existing problems of online integration, and then discusses mobile agent technology, and finally proposes a mobile agent based unified online integration model of traffic information. This model will achieve cooperative computing and more accessible, flexible and reliable traffic information services.

Li, Qingquan; Gao, Dequan; Fang, Zhixiang; Li, Lianying

2007-08-01

276

76 FR 4079 - Information Technology (IT) Security  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and 1852 RIN 2700-AD46 Information Technology (IT) Security AGENCY...requirements related to Information Technology Security, consistent with...protecting the Agency's Information Technology (IT) resources, the...

2011-01-24

277

Journal of Information Technology Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE) is an annual publication that seeks to "improve IT education around the world by publishing high quality articles on best practices and other topics" of interest to teachers. Papers are mainly written by university professors that want to share their insights into effective educational methods and technologies. The 2003 volume of JITE includes an interesting paper about ways to help ease secondary school students' transition into a university-level IT program. Another paper addresses elementary school teachers' understanding of computer technology. Some additional topics are distance education, development of technology-assisted learning applications, and much more.

278

Use of Information and Communication Technology to Enhance the Information Literacy Skills of Distance Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral tool in enhancing library services worldwide. This article looks at ways technology is utilized at Massey University to bridge the gap between distance students and traditional library services. There are a variety of software providers, formats and implementation practices…

Pastula, Matthew

2010-01-01

279

Study on Personalized Service Technology Based on Deep Web Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of personalized service technology, analyze the status of deep Web database and personalized service, put forward one new method of personalized service according to user behavior currently in deep Web database, discuss the key technology. The experiment shows the system can conquer the limitation of personalized service too depend on the user behavior.

Rong Luo; Min-Xia Zhang; Yu-Xi Gong

2009-01-01

280

The flight telerobotic servicer and technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS) project at the Goddard Space Flight Center is developing an advanced telerobotic system to assist in and reduce crew extravehicular activity (EVA) for Space Station Freedom (SSF). The FTS will provide a telerobotic capability in the early phases of the SSF program and will be employed for assembly, maintenance, and inspection applications. The current state of space technology and the general nature of the FTS tasks dictate that the FTS be designed with sophisticated teleoperational capabilities for its internal primary operating mode. However, technologies such as advanced computer vision and autonomous planning techniques would greatly enhance the FTS capabilities to perform autonomously in less structured work environments. Another objective of the FTS program is to accelerate technology transfer from research to U.S. industry.

Andary, James F.; Bradford, Kayland Z.

1991-01-01

281

Scottish Natural Heritage Information Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From John O' Groats to Aberdeen, the Scottish Natural Heritage's Information (SNHi) site provides detailed information on many aspects of Scotland's diverse regions, flora, and fauna. The materials on the site are divided into six sections, including the "Facts & Figures" area, which is a great place to start exploring the site. Here, visitors can learn about SNHi's work by reading their annual reports from the past several years. Users can also use an interactive map to search for special places and species.

282

Total quality management - It works for aerospace information services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Today we are in the midst of information and 'total quality' revolutions. At the NASA STI Program's Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), we are focused on using continuous improvements techniques to enrich today's services and products and to ensure that tomorrow's technology supports the TQM-based improvement of future STI program products and services. The Continuous Improvements Program at CASI is the foundation for Total Quality Management in products and services. The focus is customer-driven; its goal, to identify processes and procedures that can be improved and new technologies that can be integrated with the processes to gain efficiencies, provide effectiveness, and promote customer satisfaction. This Program seeks to establish quality through an iterative defect prevention approach that is based on the incorporation of standards and measurements into the processing cycle.

Erwin, James; Eberline, Carl; Colquitt, Wanda

1993-01-01

283

Incorporating Service-Learning, Technology, and Research Supportive Teaching Techniques into the University Chemistry Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology was integrated into service-learning activities to create an interactive teaching method for undergraduate students at a large research institution. Chemistry students at the University of Central Florida partnered with high school students at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in interactive service learning projects. The…

Saitta, E. K. H.; Bowdon, M. A.; Geiger, C. L.

2011-01-01

284

Localized technological change, new information technology and the knowledge-based economy: The European evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

.   This work analyzes the co-evolution of new information and communication technologies and the knowledge-intensive business\\u000a industry. New information technology affects the actual conditions of information, its basic characteristics of appropriation\\u000a and tradability, favouring the role of business services as forces of interaction between knowledge components in the generation\\u000a of new technology. Empirical analyses, based on input\\/output statistics of the

Cristiano Antonelli

1998-01-01

285

Global polar geospatial information service retrieval based on search engine and ontology reasoning  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In order to improve the access precision of polar geospatial information service on web, a new methodology for retrieving global spatial information services based on geospatial service search and ontology reasoning is proposed, the geospatial service search is implemented to find the coarse service from web, the ontology reasoning is designed to find the refined service from the coarse service. The proposed framework includes standardized distributed geospatial web services, a geospatial service search engine, an extended UDDI registry, and a multi-protocol geospatial information service client. Some key technologies addressed include service discovery based on search engine and service ontology modeling and reasoning in the Antarctic geospatial context. Finally, an Antarctica multi protocol OWS portal prototype based on the proposed methodology is introduced.

Chen, Nengcheng; E, Dongcheng; Di, Liping; Gong, Jianya; Chen, Zeqiang

2007-01-01

286

Compatibility Issues Affecting Information Systems and Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This UNISIST publication discusses issues related to the compatibility and standardization of bibliograpic records, index languages, software, hardware, and other information systems and services. Following an executive summary, definitions of terms, and other introductory material, existing information systems with common standards are briefly…

Lancaster, F. Wilfrid; Smith, Linda C.

287

The Health Information Technology Workforce  

PubMed Central

Background There is increasing recognition that a competent and well-trained workforce is required for successful implementation of health information technology. Methods New and previous research was gathered through literature and Web searching as well as domain experts. Overall themes were extracted and specific data collated within each. Results There is still a paucity of research concerning the health information technology workforce. What research has been done can be classified into five categories: quantities and staffing ratios, job roles, gaps and growth, leadership qualifications, and education and competencies. From several countries it can be seen that substantial numbers of individuals are needed with diverse backgrounds and competencies. Conclusions Additional research is necessary to determine the optimal organization and education of the health information technology workforce.

Hersh, W.

2010-01-01

288

TeraGrid's integrated information service.  

SciTech Connect

The NSF TeraGrid project has designed and constructed a federated integrated information service (IIS) to serve its capability publishing and discovery needs. This service has also proven helpful in automating TeraGrid's operational activities. We describe the requirements that motivated this work; IIS's system architecture, information architecture, and information content; processes that IIS currently supports; and how various layers of the system architecture are being used. We also review motivating use cases that have not yet been satisfied by IIS and outline approaches for future work.

Liming, L.; Navarro, J.-P.; Blau, E.; Brechin, J.; Catlett, C.; Dahan, M.; Diehl, D.; Dooley, R.; Dwyer, M.; Ericson, K.; Foster, I.; Hanna, E.; Hart, D. L.; Jordan, C.; Light, R.; Martin, S.; McGee, J.; Pearlman, L.; Reilly, J.; Scavo, T.; Shapiro, M.; Smallen, S.; Smith, W.; Wilkins-Diehr, N. (Mathematics and Computer Science); (Univ. of Chicago); (Univ. of Southern California); (National Center for Supercomputing Applications); (San Diego Supercomputer Center); (Texas Advanced Computing Center); (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center); (Renaissance Computing Inst.)

2009-01-01

289

Networking agricultural libraries in Tanzania: Possible applications of information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of agricultural libraries and potentials of electronic communications in disseminating agricultural information in Tanzania are discussed. Poor communication between the Sokoine National Agricultural Library and its partner libraries within the country is cited to be one of the reasons for inferior information services to library users. Due to low level of information technology development and financial constraints facing

F. W. Dulle

1999-01-01

290

New Turns for a New Century: Library Services in the Information Era.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlights major trends in information technology and speculates on their impact for library services in the future. Bibliographic accessibility and the role of the librarian in information management in tomorrow's libraries are discussed. (EM)

Horny, Karen L.

1987-01-01

291

Richness vs. Reach: Using Technology To Overcome Economic Impediments to Reference Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of library reference services and the conflict between richness (complexity) of services and the reach (number of users that can be served) focuses on information technology that is used in electronic commerce and available on the Internet. Discusses changing roles of libraries and networked information environments. (Author/LRW)

Holmes-Wong, Deborah

1999-01-01

292

Using Internet Services for Personal Information Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The popularity and improvement in features provided by various Internet services are leading us to a situation where personal\\u000a information items can be stored and managed online. Personal Information Management (PIM) refers to a set of activities a\\u000a person performs in order to acquire or create, store, organize, maintain, retrieve, use and distribute personal information\\u000a for different purposes, including preserving

Shaheen Majid; Myint Malar San; Saw Tin Naung Tun; Thu Zar

293

Measuring patrons' technology habits: an evidence-based approach to tailoring library services.  

PubMed

Librarians continually integrate new technologies into library services for health sciences students. Recently published data are lacking about student ownership of technological devices, awareness of new technologies, and interest in using devices and technologies to interact with the library. A survey was implemented at seven health sciences libraries to help answer these questions. Results show that librarian assumptions about awareness of technologies are not supported, and student interest in using new technologies to interact with the library varies widely. Collecting this evidence provides useful information for successfully integrating technologies into library services. PMID:24860272

Wu, Jin; Chatfield, Amy J; Hughes, Annie M; Kysh, Lynn; Rosenbloom, Megan Curran

2014-04-01

294

Measuring patrons' technology habits: an evidence-based approach to tailoring library services  

PubMed Central

Librarians continually integrate new technologies into library services for health sciences students. Recently published data are lacking about student ownership of technological devices, awareness of new technologies, and interest in using devices and technologies to interact with the library. A survey was implemented at seven health sciences libraries to help answer these questions. Results show that librarian assumptions about awareness of technologies are not supported, and student interest in using new technologies to interact with the library varies widely. Collecting this evidence provides useful information for successfully integrating technologies into library services.

Wu, Jin; Chatfield, Amy J.; Hughes, Annie M.; Kysh, Lynn; Rosenbloom, Megan Curran

2014-01-01

295

Function Model for Community Health Service Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to construct a function model of community health service (CHS) information for development of CHS information management system, Integration Definition for Function Modeling (IDEF0), an IEEE standard which is extended from Structured Analysis and Design(SADT) and now is a widely used function modeling method, was used to classifying its information from top to bottom. The contents of every level of the model were described and coded. Then function model for CHS information, which includes 4 super-classes, 15 classes and 28 sub-classed of business function, 43 business processes and 168 business activities, was established. This model can facilitate information management system development and workflow refinement.

Yang, Peng; Pan, Feng; Liu, Danhong; Xu, Yongyong

296

IFLA General Conference, 1992. Division of Management and Technology: Audiovisual Media (RT); Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations; Section on Library Buildings and Equipment; Section on Information Technology; Management of Library Associations (RT); Section on Statistics. Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eleven papers delivered at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions for the Division of Management and Technology are presented. Some were presented at a roundtable on audiovisual media, and others are from sessions on library buildings and equipment, information management, and statistics in…

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).

297

75 FR 32472 - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; HIT Standards Committee...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; HIT Standards Committee; Notice and Publication of Committee Recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...

2010-06-08

298

The evolution of information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first version of the Nolan Stages Theory appeared in 1973. It explained the dynamics of the increasingly vital production factor called IT. This theory is probably the most well-known and most widespread framework of the development of information technology in organisations. It provides many insights in the ways in which IT has evolved and continues to evolve. Moreover, it

Ernest-jan Mutsaers; Han T. M. Van Der Zee; Henrik Giertz

1998-01-01

299

NASA Information Technology Implementation Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NASA's Information Technology (IT) resources and IT support continue to be a growing and integral part of all NASA missions. Furthermore, the growing IT support requirements are becoming more complex and diverse. The following are a few examples of the gr...

2000-01-01

300

The Information Technology Model Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The last twenty years has seen the development of demand for a new type of computing professional, which has resulted in the emergence of the academic discipline of Information Technology (IT). Numerous colleges and universities across the country and abroad have responded by developing programs without the advantage of an existing model for…

Ekstrom, Joseph J.; Gorka, Sandra; Kamali, Reza; Lawson, Eydie; Lunt, Barry; Miller, Jacob; Reichgelt, Han

2006-01-01

301

Information technology for patient safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundResearch on patient care has identified substantial variations in the quality and safety of healthcare and the considerable risks of iatrogenic harm as significant issues. These failings contribute to the high rates of potentially avoidable morbidity and mortality and to the rising levels of healthcare expenditure seen in many health systems. There have been substantial developments in information technology in

Christopher Huckvale; Josip Car; Masanori Akiyama; Safurah Jaafar; Tawfik Khoja; Ammar Bin Khalid; Aziz Sheikh; Azeem Majeed

2010-01-01

302

Managing Information Technology Security Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. Information Technology (IT) Security Risk Management is a critical task for the organization to protect against the loss of confidentiality,integrity, and availability of IT resources. As systems become more complex and diverse and attacks from intrusions and malicious content increase, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage IT security risk. This paper describes a two-pronged approach in addressing IT

David P. Gilliam

2003-01-01

303

Study on geographic information service combination  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Combination of Geographic Information Services (GIServices) is studied in this paper. First, the way of GIServices combination is analyzed. Based on GIServices combination ways depicted by Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), OpenGIS (OGC) Web Services Architecture and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19119, GIServices combinations are classified into Discrete Service Combination, Chaining Service Combination and Hybrid Service Combination in this paper. Then, the model of GIServices combination is focused. A high-level GIServices combination model based on Petri Net is proposed to improve those proposed by former researchers. The proposed high-level model can represent services combination relationship more clearly and can help to control services combination behavior in an easier way. Since searching GIService that can accomplish certain GIS task is a key step of implementing GIServices combination, GIServices taxonomy is then studied. A multi-level task-oriented GIServices taxonomy is proposed in this paper. Correspondence between GIS tasks and GIServices can be established more easily with the proposed multi-level task-oriented GIServices taxonomy. Finally, a case study is made to support the proposed theories.

Zhang, Xia; Li, Deren; Zhu, Xinyan; Yu, Zhanwu

2006-10-01

304

New information technologies in spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Investigation of gas media spectroscopy at high temperature is accompanied by large and complex data amount. In order to manage these data one should use specialized information systems able to execute formal stale operations with friendly interface. In the present paper we discuss the problems of development of an integral distributed information system using up-to-date object oriented technologies and technologies for distributed systems based on CORBA 2.0 (Common Object Request Broker Architecture). On the basis of modern information technologies we have developed HOTGAS and SMOLA software. Both can be run under Windows operation system. HOTGAS is intended for calculation of spectral line parameters (SLP) and absorption coefficients for CO, CO2 and H2O in 250 - 3000 K temperature range. SMOLA is intended for accumulation, systematization and use of published SLP data for different molecules. It also has a graphic interface and possesses the advantages of other Windows software. To provide comprehensive informational support and to execute all the diversity of tasks in the sphere of rovibrational spectroscopy of gas media we offer a project for integral distributed informational system design.

Sheludyakov, T. Y.; Voitsekhovskaya, Olga K.

2000-01-01

305

Information technology and under-served communities.  

PubMed

Advances in information technology (IT) and telecommunications offer many potential benefits to Australia's under-served communities. However, there is also a risk that some of these communities will only be further disadvantaged, as IT will not contribute greatly to bringing groups such as the mentally ill and illiterate into the mainstream of the community. However, other under-served groups may experience service improvements. For people who do not have English as their first language, IT developments provide opportunities for cheaper and easier service and information delivery in their own languages. Telemedicine and IT also have the potential to make working in rural areas more attractive. On the other hand, telemedicine may be used as a means to bypass local health service providers, as has happened with other service industries. The health sector, though, is well behind these other industries in adopting IT and telecommunications. The growth of telemedicine projects is one indication that progress is being made, however. Two case studies--of telepsychiatry, and of medical education at Flinders University--provide examples of major Australian successes. The medical workforce implications will involve the overall numbers and mix of practitioners, their geographical distribution, changing professional boundaries and changing skill requirements. The only certain effect is that if IT changes the nature of medical work, large numbers of medical practitioners will need to improve their computer skills and older practitioners will find this most difficult. PMID:10628012

Swanson, B

1999-01-01

306

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307

Re orienting information systems for customer centric service: The case of the Greek Ministry of Finance  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Governments are employing modern information and communication technologies to better serve society. Raising the effectiveness of government as well as the quality of the civil service is obviously not only a matter of new technologies. It involves clear vision for the objectives, business process reengineering, business strategies for the information technology and a sense of an educational role for

Dimitrios S. Stamoulis; Dimitris Gouscos; Panagiotis Georgiadis; Drakoulis Martakos

2001-01-01

308

Technology driven sustainable strategic planning in air navigation services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managing and integrating technology in air navigation services (ANS) is an increasing challenge in particular for newly privatized or emerging service providers of various sizes in Europe. Within the next 10-15 years, the sector would have to integrate and deploy new technologies, improve safety, increase cost efficiency and quality of service while protecting environment and aligning to incoming European regulations.

Thanos C. Papavramides; Patrice Molinari

2002-01-01

309

Intergration or information technology in nursing simulation training  

Microsoft Academic Search

The healthcare workforce is increasingly moving towards the global adoption of computer applications and technology for effective and efficient delivery of healthcare services. This emphasizes the need to integrate the use of information technology especially the electronic medical records (EMR) into the learning process of the health professions student, thereby exposing them to the use of EMR at each level

Jennie Q. Lou; Elizabeth Oviawe; Wendy Thomson

2010-01-01

310

IODP Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has set up a web-based information service (Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service, SEDIS, http://sedis.iodp.org), which integrates the data of the three IODP implementing organizations from the United States (USIO), Japan (CDEX) and Europe with Canada (ESO). The SEDIS portal provides information on ODP, DSDP and IODP expeditions, publications and data. Moreover, post-cruise data has been collected and published via the portal. A thesaurus supports information and data searches. Data sets can be downloaded as tab-delimited text files. SEDIS is also being prepared to include other IODP relevant scientific drilling data from terrestrial or lake drilling programs. The portal is designed to integrate available scientific data via metadata by employing international standards for metadata, data exchange and transfer.

Wallrabe-Adams, H.-J.; Diepenbroek, M.; Grobe, H.; Huber, R.; Schindler, U.; Collier, J.

2012-04-01

311

A study on heterogeneous distributed spatial information platform based on semantic Web services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the development of Semantic Web technology, the spatial information service based on ontology is an effective way for sharing and interoperation of heterogeneous information resources in the distributed network environment. This paper discusses spatial information sharing and interoperability in the Semantic Web Services architecture. Through using Ontology record spatial information in sharing knowledge system, explicit and formalization expresses the default and the concealment semantic information. It provides the prerequisite for spatial information sharing and interoperability; Through Semantic Web Services technology parses Ontology and intelligent buildings services under network environment, form a network of services. In order to realize the practical applications of spatial information sharing and interoperation in different brunches of CDC system, a prototype system for HIV/AIDS information sharing based on geo-ontology has also been developed by using the methods described above.

Peng, Shuang-yun; Yang, Kun; Xu, Quan-li; Huang, Bang-mei

2008-11-01

312

Evaluating geographic information systems technology  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Computerized geographic information systems (GISs) are emerging as the spatial data handling tools of choice for solving complex geographical problems. However, few guidelines exist for assisting potential users in identifying suitable hardware and software. A process to be followed in evaluating the merits of GIS technology is presented. Related standards and guidelines, software functions, hardware components, and benchmarking are discussed. By making users aware of all aspects of adopting GIS technology, they can decide if GIS is an appropriate tool for their application and, if so, which GIS should be used.

Guptill, Stephen, C.

1989-01-01

313

Manufacturing Deep Web Service Management: Exploring Semantic Web Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the wide adoption of database and Web service technologies in cross-enterprise manufacturing collaboration, leveraging deep Web contents through service discovery has become one of the most advanced trends in the manufacturing field. However, the effective service discovery and knowledge retrieval from manufacturing deep Web services is still a critical issue because of the underlying intricate structures of deep Web

Zhang Wenyu; Yin Jianwei; Cai Ming; Wu Jian; Lin Lanfen

2012-01-01

314

Reorganization of Instructional Technology Services: A Syracuse University Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, Syracuse University merged its Audio Visual Support Service and Computer Service's Faculty Support Center to form Faculty Computing and Media Services (FCMS). The core mission was refocused on the support of classroom use of technology. Discusses the expansion of classroom services, Syracuse University improving quality (SUIQ), and…

Tiedemann, David

1998-01-01

315

MaROS: Information Management Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This software is provided by the Mars Relay Operations Service (MaROS) task to a variety of Mars projects for the purpose of coordinating communications sessions between landed spacecraft assets and orbiting spacecraft assets at Mars. The Information Management Service centralizes a set of functions previously distributed across multiple spacecraft operations teams, and as such, greatly improves visibility into the end-to-end strategic coordination process. Most of the process revolves around the scheduling of communications sessions between the spacecraft during periods of time when a landed asset on Mars is geometrically visible by an orbiting spacecraft. These relay sessions are used to transfer data both to and from the landed asset via the orbiting asset on behalf of Earth-based spacecraft operators. This software component is an application process running as a Java virtual machine. The component provides all service interfaces via a Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol over https to external clients. There are two general interaction modes with the service: upload and download of data. For data upload, the service must execute logic specific to the upload data type and trigger any applicable calculations including pass delivery latencies and overflight conflicts. For data download, the software must retrieve and correlate requested information and deliver to the requesting client. The provision of this service enables several key advancements over legacy processes and systems. For one, this service represents the first time that end-to-end relay information is correlated into a single shared repository. The software also provides the first multimission latency calculator; previous latency calculations had been performed on a mission-by-mission basis.

Allard, Daniel A.; Gladden, Roy E.; Wright, Jesse J.; Hy, Franklin H.; Rabideau, Gregg R.; Wallick, Michael N.

2011-01-01

316

Methodology base and problems of information technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Information product qualitative forming and effective use is the aim of any information technology. Information technology as a system provides both computer-aided problem solving for the user and automation of information processes, which in turn support the problem solving process. That's why the information technology methods are the methods for data transmission, processing, and storage. The tools of methodology, mathematics, algorithms, hardware, software, and information are the tools of information technology. We propose to differ between global, basic, and applied information technologies depending on information product significance and characteristics of models, methods, and tools used. The global technology is aimed to use information resources in the social sphere as a whole. The basic technology is oriented on the application sphere (industry, scientific research, design, training). Transition towards new information technology should have in its concern business area model merged with the formal model of problem solving: computing organization based on the data concept; user's intellectual interface development.

Sovetov, Boris Y.

1993-04-01

317

Geographic Information Systems in Health Care Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geographic information systems (GIS) have numerous applications in human health. This chapter opens with a brief discussion of the three dimensions of decision-making in organizations — operational control, management control, and strategic planning. These dimensions are then discussed in terms of three case studies: a practice- improvement case study under operational control, a service-planning case study under management control, and

Brian Hilton; Thomas A. Horan

318

The Dynamics of Information Search Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-based information search services (ISSs) of the type that provide online literature searches are analyzed from a systems viewpoint using a continuous simulation model. The methodology applied is "system dynamics," and the system language is DYNAMO. The analysis reveals that the observed growth and stagnation of a typical ISS can be…

Lindquist, Mats G.

319

OGC Compatible Geographical Information Systems Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) defines a number of standards, both for data models and for online services, that has been widely adopted in the Geographical Information System (GIS) community. This has lead to a number of software development efforts, online data archives, and application communities. We survey these in the first part of this report. We furthermore find that

Ahmet Sayar; Marlon Pierce; Geoffrey Fox

320

A novel governance system for enterprise information services.  

PubMed

The authors created a novel system for governing the enterprise information services (IS) of a large health care system. The governance organization is comprised of key members of the attending medical staff, hospital and health system administration, and the IS department. A method for defining the requirements and business case for proposed new systems was developed for use by departments requesting new or expanded information services. A Technology Architecture Guideline document was developed and approved to provide a framework for supported hardware and software technologies. IS policies are approved by the main governance council. All project proposals are reviewed by specialized governance committees and, if approved, are launched for further development. Fully developed proposals are reviewed, approved and prioritized for funding by the governance council. This novel organization provides the methodology and structure for enlightened peer review and funding for well developed IS project proposals. PMID:10566433

Shabot, M M; Polaschek, J X; Duncan, R G; Langberg, M L; Jones, D T

1999-01-01

321

Technology Requirements for Information Management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report provides the results of a panel study conducted into the technology requirements for information management in support of application domains of particular government interest, including digital libraries, mission operations, and scientific research. The panel concluded that it was desirable to have a coordinated program of R&D that pursues a science of information management focused on an environment typified by applications of government interest - highly distributed with very large amounts of data and a high degree of heterogeneity of sources, data, and users.

Graves, Sara; Knoblock, Craig A.; Lannom, Larry

2002-01-01

322

Using ZigBee and Room-Based Location Technology to Constructing an Indoor Location-Based Service Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, under the advancement of mobile communication technology and popularization of information technology, diversified value added services have emerged. Location-based services (LBS) is an application of information and Internet integrated technology that has been developed rapidly in recent years. This study utilized a room-based indoor location mode to construct a wireless sensor network location-oriented service platform. This platform

Yuh-Ming Cheng

2009-01-01

323

Maori access to information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extent of Internet access is a key indicator of the Maori people’s ability to use information technologies for social, e-commerce and e-government communication. The key findings from national surveys of Internet use during 2000 and 2001, together with census data, provide an indication of Internet access amongst Maori. The results show there is a substantial “digital divide” between Maori

Brett Parker

2003-01-01

324

Managing information technology security risk  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information Technology (IT) Security Risk Management is a critical task for the organization to protect against the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT resources. As systems bgecome more complex and diverse and and attacks from intrusions and malicious content increase, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage IT security risk. This paper describes a two-pronged approach in addressing IT security risk and risk management in the organization: 1) an institutional enterprise appraoch, and 2) a project life cycle approach.

Gilliam, David

2003-01-01

325

Research on 3D-geospatial information services based on grid computing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

According to concrete contents and characteristics of 3D geospatial information application field, a grid architecture fit for 3D geospatial information application is firstly proposed in the paper. With the service as the core, the system is designed as 6 layers in which each layer interrelated whose function includes 3D geospatial data access and integration, 3D geospatial data interoperability and 3D geospatial information services. Secondly, the author discussed 3D geospatial information service in grid environment and the key technology. Finally, GridVRMap of 3D geospatial information service grid is introduced.

Jin, Baoxuan; Peng, Yichun; Zuo, Xiaoqing

2006-10-01

326

National Park Service: Data and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Park Service Data and Information Web site contains several helpful links for data related to the Parks. The Data Clearinghouse link has national and regional data sets such as civil war and land status data, local and regional historic and scenic trails data sets, and information on the Virgin Islands in a well designed and easily browseable format. The Interactive Map Center allows visitors to explore the National Parks using interactive interfaces, while other links explain the National Park Service's standards and specifications, and how to use metadata correctly with other data. The unique and limited scope of the data makes the site a good example of how the Web is increasingly becoming an excellent source for hard-to-find free information.

327

Information Service System For Small Forestowners  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Individual owned forests have boomed in the last decade in China. Hundreds of millions of private forest owners have emerged since years of afforestation practice and collective forest ownership reform. Most of those private forest owners are former peasants living in afforestation areas. They thirst for forestry information, such as technique knowledge, forestry policies, finance, marketing, etc. Unfortunately the ways they could get certain information are very limit. Before internet time, Local governments are the main channel they search helps for useful information and technique supports. State and local governments have paid much attention to provide necessary forestry technique supports to those small forest owners and provided varies training projects, issued official forestry information through their websites. While, as state government expands household contract system in the management of collective forestry land, the number of individual forest owners is bumping up in future 5 years. There is still a gap between supplying ability and requirement of forestry information. To construct an effective forestry information service system in next 3-5 year can bridge the gap. This paper discusses the framework of such an information service system.

Zhang, Shaochen; Li, Yun

328

Archival Services and Technologies for Scientific Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After analysis and publication, there is no need to keep experimental data online on spinning disks. For reliability and costs inactive data is moved to tape and put into a data archive. The data archive must provide reliable access for at least ten years following a recommendation of the German Science Foundation (DFG), but many scientific communities wish to keep data available much longer. Data archival is on the one hand purely a bit preservation activity in order to ensure the bits read are the same as those written years before. On the other hand enough information must be archived to be able to use and interpret the content of the data. The latter is depending on many also community specific factors and remains an areas of much debate among archival specialists. The paper describes the current practice of archival and bit preservation in use for different science communities at KIT for which a combination of organizational services and technical tools are required. The special monitoring to detect tape related errors, the software infrastructure in use as well as the service certification are discussed. Plans and developments at KIT also in the context of the Large Scale Data Management and Analysis (LSDMA) project are presented. The technical advantages of the T10 SCSI Stream Commands (SSC-4) and the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) will have a profound impact on future long term archival of large data sets.

Meyer, Jörg; Hardt, Marcus; Streit, Achim; van Wezel, Jos

2014-06-01

329

Technology usage, quality management system, and service quality in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This article aims to explore the relationship between technology and quality management for enhancing Thai hospital service quality. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper presents the findings of an exploratory study that investigates service quality from the customer and service provider perception. In-depth interviews were conducted with respondents in Thai hospitals. The interviews explored service-related factors that patients and service

Nilubon Sivabrovornvatana; Sununta Siengthai; Donyaprueth Krairit; Himangshu Paul

2005-01-01

330

Location-based health information services: a new paradigm in personalised information delivery  

PubMed Central

Brute health information delivery to various devices can be easily achieved these days, making health information instantly available whenever it is needed and nearly anywhere. However, brute health information delivery risks overloading users with unnecessary information that does not answer their actual needs, and might even act as noise, masking any other useful and relevant information delivered with it. Users' profiles and needs are definitely affected by where they are, and this should be taken into consideration when personalising and delivering information to users in different locations. The main goal of location-based health information services is to allow better presentation of the distribution of health and healthcare needs and Internet resources answering them across a geographical area, with the aim to provide users with better support for informed decision-making. Personalised information delivery requires the acquisition of high quality metadata about not only information resources, but also information service users, their geographical location and their devices. Throughout this review, experience from a related online health information service, HealthCyberMap , is referred to as a model that can be easily adapted to other similar services. HealthCyberMap is a Web-based directory service of medical/health Internet resources exploring new means to organise and present these resources based on consumer and provider locations, as well as the geographical coverage or scope of indexed resources. The paper also provides a concise review of location-based services, technologies for detecting user location (including IP geolocation), and their potential applications in health and healthcare.

Boulos, Maged N Kamel

2003-01-01

331

The Present and Future of the Hungarian Agricultural Special Library and Information Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The historical evolution of the Hungarian special library systems and the development of scientific and technical information services related to agriculuture is described. Also discussed are the relationships between economic circumstances and library service, international and national influences on progress in information technology, and the role of international relations in the Hungarian agricultural library system.

Sándor Szabó

1993-01-01

332

Technology requirements for telerobotic satellite servicing in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Telerobotic servicer technology requirements were identified for typical on-orbit servicing operations, including: automation requirements and automated system utilization in typical servicing missions; key automation technologies used for servicing; evolution concepts; technology development timetable; and servicing technology drivers. Teleoperation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are needed in the servicing missions investigated. Analysis shows that teleoperation will be used more widely than fully robotic systems, at least during the early space station years because of the diversity and unpredictability of many servicing tasks which call for the human operator's skills, resourcefulness, and decision-making ability. There will be heavy dependence on a sophisticated, flexible, readily accessible, high-speed and high-capacity data management system which can provide the expert system support required in diagnosing, troubleshooting, decision making, task scheduling, and mission planning.

Meissinger, Hans F.

1987-01-01

333

Technology Requirements for on-Orbit Servicing of Spacecraft.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A study undertaken to identify the technology required to implement an on-orbit servicing capability is described. These technology requirements were derived by a top-down, requirements driven analysis. Typical satellite subsystems were examined on a gene...

O. C. Ledford N. Ely

1989-01-01

334

Technology Education Students Make a Difference through Service Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains how technology education can be a vehicle for addressing social concerns via service learning. Describes the Tiny Tiger Toy project initiated by technology majors at Clemson University. (JOW)

Michael, Kurt Y.

2001-01-01

335

Integrating Information Technologies Into Large Organizations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Langley Research Center's product is aerospace research information. To this end, Langley uses information technology tools in three distinct ways. First, information technology tools are used in the production of information via computation, analysis, data collection and reduction. Second, information technology tools assist in streamlining business processes, particularly those that are primarily communication based. By applying these information tools to administrative activities, Langley spends fewer resources on managing itself and can allocate more resources for research. Third, Langley uses information technology tools to disseminate its aerospace research information, resulting in faster turn around time from the laboratory to the end-customer.

Gottlich, Gretchen; Meyer, John M.; Nelson, Michael L.; Bianco, David J.

1997-01-01

336

Introduction. Information, knowledge and technology.  

PubMed

Technology is the sum of the ways in which social groups manipulate order in the world to achieve their ends. It enables our active engagement with the world. Technology is central to our present well-being and vital for our future survival. As such it needs a coherent world view, a conceptual framework which will enable the fundamental problems that it poses for society to be approached in an illuminating way. Furthermore, such an approach, while remaining convincing, must not be overwhelmed by an ever-increasing welter of specialization and diversity of application. It is the purpose of the set of papers presented here to examine some key aspects of such a conceptual framework; not in the sense of offering a fully worked out philosophy of technology--that would be a huge and complex undertaking--but rather by considering some key topics. Subsidiary aims are to survey important relevant areas, to identify key sources that can provide access points for further study, and to consider some possible future developments. Major, coherent domains of activity are characterized by a few, fundamental, extensively used and essentially unifying concepts. Technology is such a domain, and its fundamental concepts are information, knowledge and agency. The following sections give a synoptic overview of the material presented in this theme issue, and set it within a wider context. PMID:12952675

MacFarlane, Alistair G J

2003-08-15

337

Information Technology Section. Management and Technology Division. Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on information technology, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Automation's Impact on (Information) Users" by Arja-Riitta Haarala (Finland); (2) "Economics and Politics of Information Technology: Some Trends in Its Application to Information for the…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

338

Underlying Technical Models for Information Technology Security.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Report for Information Technology Security provides a description of the technical foundations, termed 'models,' that underlie secure information technology (IT). The intent is to provide, in a concise form, the models that should be considered in the...

G. R. Stoneburner

2001-01-01

339

Information Technology (IT) Across Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The IT Across Careers (ITAC) team is part of the Workforce and Human Development group within the Learning and Teaching Division of the Education Development Center (EDC). ITAC develops and designs standards-based programs and curricula with technology at the core in partnerships with communities, public and private organizations, and the education sector. Their mission is to support information and communication technology (ICT) fluency for all learners and nurture the interests and talents of all users and producers of ICT. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the IT Across Careers Project at Education Development Center, Inc. to develop a common curricular framework and resources for teaching the basic (core) IT applications across all program or career areas. The ITAC project has developed a library of resources that provide a common, skills-based structure.

2008-11-04

340

The end of the National Technical Information Service  

SciTech Connect

On August 12, 1999, the US Department of Commerce announced that Secretary William Daley would send to Congress legislation to close down the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). According to the departmental press release: After extensive review and analysis it was determined that the core function of NTIS, providing government information for a fee, is no longer needed in this day of advanced electronic technology. Established in 1950, NTIS' core business--the sale of government documents in microfiche and on paper--is rapidly becoming less of the necessity it was as agencies and groups have begun to post their reports on the Internet for free. This article discusses the proposed legislation.

Sprehe, J.T.

2000-07-01

341

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Acting as part of the European Commission's INNOVATION Programme, the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) provides information on European Union research, development, and innovation activities to help strengthen the competitiveness of European organizations, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CORDIS's ten searchable databases covering various news and research publications, EU-funded research programs, and organizational contact and partnership directories are designed to help SMEs find data and funding. An Acronym dictionary of EU research and development terms aids search navigation, and key pages are available in English, French, German, and Italian.

342

The use of information systems in the Greek public financial services: The case of TAXIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most important transactions between government and citizens is taxation. The modernization efforts of the public sector using information and communication technology (?CT) have led to the application of large information systems. TAXIS (TAX Information System) is a major information system in the Greek public financial sector. It supports the Inland Revenue Services' employees to serve the citizens

Marianthi H. Terpsiadou; Anastasios A. Economides

2009-01-01

343

Advanced Technologies and Satellite Services for Enhancing Space Surveillance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space-based systems are becoming part of our infrastructure and our dependency on space-based services has grown. Therefore, the assured availability and operational readiness of space-based services is essential, undoubtedly. However, satellites are subject to a variety of damaging effects and potential threats. These are mostly caused by an increasingly crowded region of outer space, by space weather including solar events and, unfortunately, even attacks on space systems which are no longer sience fiction as impressively demonstrated in 2007 with the Chinese anti-satellite test and the intercept of USA-193 in 2008. Today, German armed forces use several space services primarily for reconnaissance, communications and navigation. As a matter of fact, Germany`s sovereignty and national security depend on the availability of multiple space services. This led the Federal Ministry of Defence to set up a dedicated military Space Situational Awareness Centre at Kalkar/Uedem, Germany, as a significant contribution to a national preventive security. This paper provides information on a range of technical issues related to space assets that are important for anyone involved in the debate over space security and gives a brief survey of the German SSA program. The paper deals with a subset of feasible man-made threats and its fatal effects on space assets. Furthermore, the preliminary conceptual design of an onboard sensor suitable for the instant detection of the previously described types of threats is presented. Finally, advanced technologies for the near real-time transfer of data are highlighted.

2010-08-01

344

Database service for Japanese Standards Information : 'KIKAKU NET'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Japanese Standards Association (JSA) started the standards information database services, 'KIKAKU NET' in October 1989. In Japan, it is the only standards information database compiled based on the information and know-hows which the Association has accumulated over fifteen years and has been entrusted the project for research by Agency Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry. It covers the domestic standards information datafile for Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), and some Japanese Association Standards which are related to JIS, and the foreign standards information datafile for international standards of ISO and IEC, foreign national standards, and foreign association standards. 'KIKAKU NET' is available for user's personal computer by on-line access to the host computer of distributors which have been contracted with the Association. This paper describes characteristics, contents and the system outline of 'KIKAKU NET'.

Fujii, Masayuki

345

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) offers authoritative information on HIV and AIDS treatment for both healthcare practitioners and general users. The key part of the site is the Treatment Guidelines Library, which contains current and archived federally-approved treatment guidelines, most in both HTML and .pdf formats. Current guideline categories include Pediatric, Perinatal, Health-Care Worker Exposure, Nonoccupational Exposure, Opportunistic Infections, and Tuberculosis. Many of the guidelines are living documents that reflect the present state of knowledge in their category and will be updated in the future. While this section is aimed at professionals, all interested users will find the General Treatment Information section useful. In addition to general overviews of HIV/AIDS treatment, it also covers drug treatments, women and HIV, and special topics. Other resources at the site include a glossary, related publications, a collection of links, a what's new section, and a free email update service.

346

Framing Pre-Service Teachers' Professional Learning Using Web2.0 Tools: Positioning Pre-Service Teachers as Agents of Cultural and Technological Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses key issues in pre-service teachers' professional learning. The argument explores pre-service teachers' learning and practice, which is both informed by technology and which uses technologically enhanced practices in classrooms as learning and teaching strategies. The article is contextualized by current…

Kidd, Warren

2013-01-01

347

Integrating Information & Communications Technologies into the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom" examines topics critical to business, computer science, and information technology education, such as: school improvement and reform, standards-based technology education programs, data-driven decision making, and strategic technology education planning. This book also…

Tomei, Lawrence, Ed.

2007-01-01

348

TEACHING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper reports on an approach to teaching an Information Technology Research Methodology course in a doctoral program, the Doctorate of Management in Information Technology. In this program dissertation research comprises a significant part of the degree following coursework in the domain of information technology. The paper was motivated by the desire to share the experience of the teaching team

S. Alan McCord

349

Advanced Information Management Services in SCOOP, an IOOS Testbed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) represents a national initiative to create a new system for collecting and disseminating information about the oceans. The system will support a variety of practical applications, along with enabling research. A key partner in IOOS design and development, the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) is a consortium of over sixty universities across the US. Building on the capabilities of its member universities, SURA seeks to develop a network of sensors and linked computers as part of the SURA Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction (SCOOP) program, fully integrating several observing systems in the southern US. SCOOP's goal is to create a scalable, modular prediction system for storm surge and wind waves. The system will enable a "transition to operations" of cutting-edge modeling activities from the research community. This network will provide data in real-time and at high speed, for more reliable, accurate and timely information to help guide effective coastal stewardship, plan for extreme events, facilitate safe maritime operations, and support coastal security. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is developing a suite of advanced technologies to provide core data and information management services for SCOOP. This Scientific Catalog for Open Resource Exchange (SCORE) is built on UAH's information technology research for a variety of projects, including the NASA- funded Global Hydrology Resource Center and DISCOVER REASoN projects, NSF-funded Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) large Information Technology Research project, as well as for SCOOP, which is funded by NOAA and ONR. Key technologies include an extensible database schema and ontology for the target science domain. Web services provide low level catalog access, while an integrated search capability includes semantic searching and browsing, with the potential for specialized, innovative interfaces for specific research areas. SCORE provides the data and information management foundation for the SCOOP infrastructure, which also includes data transport, translation, distributed archives, verification and visualization.

Conover, H.; Keiser, K.; Graves, S.; Beaumont, B.; Drewry, M.; Maskey, M.

2006-05-01

350

Rehabilitation Technology Service Delivery, 1: A Practical Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide consists of six author contributed chapters and is intended to aid in the development of new rehabilitation technology service delivery programs as well as increasing the effectiveness of existing programs. The first chapter, by Roger Smith, describes and evaluates seven models of service delivery in rehabilitation technology. Chapter 2,…

RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Washington, DC.

351

75 FR 60141 - International Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology Services Delivery Division, Including On...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...164] International Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology Services...workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology Services...workers of International Business Machines (IBM), Global Technology...

2010-09-29

352

Information Gathering During Planning for Web Service Composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hierarchical Task-Network (HTN) based planning tech- niques have been applied to the problem of composing Web Services, especially when described using the OWL-S service ontologies. Many of the existing Web Services are either exclusively information providing or crucially depend on information-providing services. Thus, many in- teresting service compositions involve collecting information either dur- ing execution or during the composition process

Ugur Kuter; Evren Sirin; Dana S. Nau; Bijan Parsia; James A. Hendler

2004-01-01

353

Space information technologies: future agenda  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Satellites will operate more like wide area broadband computer networks in the 21st Century. Space-based information and communication technologies will therefore be a lot more accessible and functional for the individual user. These developments are the result of earth-based telecommunication and computing innovations being extended to space. The author predicts that the broadband Internet will eventually be available on demand to users of terrestrial networks wherever they are. Earth and space communication assets will be managed as a single network. Space networks will assure that online access is ubiquitous. No matter whether users are located in cities or in remote locations, they will always be within reach of a node on the Internet. Even today, scalable bandwidth can be delivered to active users when moving around in vehicles on the ground, or aboard ships at sea or in the air. Discussion of the innovative technologies produced by NASA's Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (1993-2004) demonstrates future capabilities of satellites that make them uniquely suited to serve as nodes on the broadband Internet.

Flournoy, Don M.

2005-11-01

354

Using Information and Communication Technologies in School Administration: Researching Greek Kindergarten Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New technologies are widely used in several domains of human activity and business, including education, because of their positive impact on information management and service delivery. Considering technology's ability to provide for advanced and updated technological tools and applications, information and communication technologies (ICT) have…

Prokopiadou, Georgia

2012-01-01

355

Generalized Method for the User Evaluation of Purchased Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first year of a two-year project to develop a method for user evaluation of purchased scientific and technical information services was directed at those services which provide information without interpretive evaluation or analysis. Using a case hist...

H. J. Hall

1975-01-01

356

An Analysis of the Integration of Instructional Technology in Pre-Service Teacher Education in Zimbabwe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of continuous innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) and its impact on higher education, this study explored the integration of instructional technology (IT) by university lecturers in pre-service secondary school teacher education programs in Zimbabwe. Specifically, the study examined how lecturers integrate…

Chitiyo, Rodwell; Harmon, Stephen W.

2009-01-01

357

Remaining Service Life Diagnostic Technology of Phenol Insulators for Circuit Breakers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed remaining service life diagnostic technology of phenol insulators for circuit breakers. Phenol insulators were analyzed by chemical evaluation such as ion concentration and coloration, and the results were diagnosed by the Mahalanobis-Taguchi system (MTS), which is a pattern information technology. Particularly effective items for diagnosis included ions of nitric acid, sulfuric acid, chloride, and calcium. Since there was

S. Miki; T. Hasegawa; S. Umemura; H. Okazawa; Y. Otsuka; H. Matsuki; S. Tsunoda; H. Inujima

2008-01-01

358

Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Students with Special Needs. Technical Assistance Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to provide information to Massachusetts school districts and families regarding the availability of, access to, and payment mechanisms for assistive technology devices and services. The first section answers 13 questions concerning topics such as the difference between an assistive technology device and an assistive…

Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.

359

Progress Report of Computerized I&D Services at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the five years of activities the documentation centre at the Royal Institute of Technology has established itself as an information centre in the fields of science and technology. The SDI service is now well implemented and its activities are used and appreciated by scientists, research workers and engineers at the universities, research…

Tell, Bjorn; Gluchowicz, Zofia

360

Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT) is a âÂÂconsortium of 10 community colleges throughout Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakotaâ focused on âÂÂstrengthening and expanding the regionâÂÂs information technology (IT) workforce.â On their site, visitors will find information on MCITâÂÂs initiatives and impact, as well as resources about MCITâÂÂs research and information technology recruitment and careers. This is a useful resource for helping community college students or recent graduates find information on information technology professional development.

2007-04-23

361

Identifying University Professors' Information Needs in the Challenging Environment of Information and Communication Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Web-based survey was conducted to determine usage of information and communication technologies by faculty for research and teaching. Respondents expressed their preferences regarding library electronic materials and services. Survey results highlighted solutions to help faculty in this era of information overload and rapid development of…

Jankowska, Maria Anna

2004-01-01

362

Radio advertising information strategy: differences between services and products  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discusses how basic differences between services and products may affect advertising strategy and tactics. Examines a large number of broadcast radio adverts to study the information strategy used in service and product advertisements. Posits that the information commonly used in adverts for services and products was found to differ sharply. Presents one rationale for these information differences using concepts from

Avery M. Abernethy; James I. Gray; Daniel D. Butler

1997-01-01

363

Asymmetric information and contract design for payments for environmental services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In contractual relationships involving payments for environmental services, conservation buyers know less than landowners know about the costs of contractual compliance. Landowners in such circumstances use their private information as a source of market power to extract informational rents from conservation agents. Reducing informational rents is an important task for buyers of environmental services who wish to maximize the services

Paul J. Ferraro

2008-01-01

364

Information Services for Grid\\/Web Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Based Geospatial Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) presents data-intensive environment for acquiring, processing and sharing geo-data among interested parties. In order to serve geographical information to users in such environment, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles have gained great importance. In SOA-based systems, Information Services support the discovery and handling of these geospatial services. Some options for Information Services in SOA-based GIS systems include

Mehmet S. Aktas; Galip Aydin; Geoffrey C. Fox; Harshawardhan Gadgil; Marlon Pierce; Ahmet Sayar

365

Service quality in the banking sector: the impact of technology on service delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of technology in the delivery of banking services is becoming increasingly prevalent as it is being employed to reduce costs and eliminate uncertainties. This research investigates the role that technology plays in Australian banking and its impact on the delivery of perceived service quality. A sample of 440 electronic banking customers was taken and 300 useable questionnaires were

Mathew Joseph; Cindy McClure; Beatriz Joseph

1999-01-01

366

Geoclima: A geographic information system for climate services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoclima is an integrated web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) providing climate services to manage, analyze and visualize the information which is directly or indirectly related to climate and its future projections in Greece. It is an innovative information technology application, serving as a tool for the study of the climate and climate change in Greece and providing combined information related to the climate regime and variability with high spatial resolution over Greece. Geoclima is based on conventional in-situ and satellite measurements, climate model (RCM) simulations, as well as geographic and socioeconomic data related to climate change. The system was developed in five steps: a) climate and environmental related information was collected and homogenized, b) future climate projections were assessed based on existing regional climate model (RCM) simulations for Europe and a supplementary transient high resolution (10 km x 10 km) simulation for Greece over the period 1961-2100 using RegCM3, c) a geographic database was implemented, managing all descriptive and geospatial data that was collected or produced d) climate data was mapped and thematic web map services were created, and e) the integrated GIS was developed. The final product is an interactive open access webGIS application, through which users are able to analyze, visualize and disseminate the climate information. This paper provides an overview of the research efforts to develop the system and demonstrates the results.

Feidas, Haralambos; Zanis, Prodromos; Melas, Dimitris; Vaitis, Mihalis; Anadranistakis, Emmanouil; Symeonidis, Panayotis; Pantelopoulos, Stelios

2014-05-01

367

Robonaut's Flexible Information Technology Infrastructure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Robonaut, NASA's humanoid robot, is designed to work as both an astronaut assistant and, in certain situations, an astronaut surrogate. This highly dexterous robot performs complex tasks under telepresence control that could previously only be carried out directly by humans. Currently with 47 degrees of freedom (DOF), Robonaut is a state-of-the-art human size telemanipulator system. while many of Robonaut's embedded components have been custom designed to meet packaging or environmental requirements, the primary computing systems used in Robonaut are currently commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products which have some correlation to flight qualified computer systems. This loose coupling of information technology (IT) resources allows Robonaut to exploit cost effective solutions while floating the technology base to take advantage of the rapid pace of IT advances. These IT systems utilize a software development environment, which is both compatible with COTS hardware as well as flight proven computing systems, preserving the majority of software development for a flight system. The ability to use highly integrated and flexible COTS software development tools improves productivity while minimizing redesign for a space flight system. Further, the flexibility of Robonaut's software and communication architecture has allowed it to become a widely used distributed development testbed for integrating new capabilities and furthering experimental research.

Askew, Scott; Bluethmann, William; Alder, Ken; Ambrose, Robert

2003-01-01

368

ISIS: Integrated System for Information Services  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Agricultural Library's (NAL) Integrated System for Information Services (ISIS) online public access catalog is available for searching through telnet. ISIS is a computerized catalog containing the most current bibliographic citations for books, reports, maps, journals/periodicals, audiovisuals, CD-ROMs, software, and other materials added to NAL collections since 1966. ISIS also contains AGRICOLA journal article citations from 1989 onward. The catalog can be searched 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Saturday. Searching instructions are available at the site.

1996-01-01

369

29 CFR 2205.135 - Electronic and information technology requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Electronic and information technology requirements. 2205.135 Section...COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 2205.135 Electronic and information technology requirements. (a) In...

2012-07-01

370

Building and Maintaining Internet Information Services: K-12 Digital Reference Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses the problem of Internet information services having to meet the increasing information demands of users in the dynamic Internet environment. The purpose of this research was to use K-12 digital reference services as a starting point to better understand the process of building and maintaining Internet information services. The…

Lankes, R. David

371

Growing a Technology Equipment Service in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 21st-century student is highly technological. In order to encourage and enable the technologically advanced students, the authors wanted to develop a technology equipment service in the library at Texas A&M University-Commerce. They had an idea of what they wanted to accomplish but were unsure of how to get started. They started a small…

Anderson, Sean; Weatherbee, Sue

2012-01-01

372

Information technology mediated education - revolution not evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology, and in particular distance education technology, is becoming more prevalent across society and throughout higher education. But as information technology mediated education moves from trials towards educating non-trivial numbers of students, we can expect established universities to resist wholesale adoption; particularly when it threatens core perceptions of what students want and need and the culture and financial model

Tom Lookabaugh; Douglas C. Sicker

2004-01-01

373

Readiness levels for spacecraft information technologies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Presented in this paper is a modified interpretation of the traditional TRLs aimed solely at information technology. The intent of this new set of definitions is twofold: First, to enable a definitive measurement of progress among developing information technologies for spacecraft; and second, to clarify particular challenges and requirements that must be met as these technologies are validated in increasingly realistic environments.

Mackey, R.; Some, R.; Aljabri, A.

2003-01-01

374

Evaluation and Assessment in Educational Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains the following articles on evaluating and assessing educational information technology: (1) "Assessing Learning in the New Age of Information Technology in Education" (Leping Liu, D. LaMont Johnson, Cleborne D. Maddux, and Norma J. Henderson); (2) "Instruments for Assessing the Impact of Technology in Education" (Rhonda…

Liu, Leping, Ed.; Johnson, D. LaMont, Ed.; Maddux, Cleborne D., Ed.; Henderson, Norma J., Ed.

375

Information Technology Application to Construction Management Modernization  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past decades, following the complication and internationalization of construction project, its modes of management are getting towards to the whole life integration, and the modern information technology which is developing fast becomes to be an important assistant tool of construction management modernization. Using the information technology such as web, virtual simulation (VS) technology and Group Decision Support System

ZHANG Ming-yuanI; YUAN Yong-bot

2007-01-01

376

Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Development. Territorial Economy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer opportunities for renewed development for many rural and remote areas that have long experienced economic decline and outmigration. But there is a risk of a territorial digital divide between urban and rural areas. Investments in telecommunications infrastructure and services tend to be…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).

377

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICYMAKING IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the evolution of information technology policy formation and policy-making in the People's Republic of China. The paper analyzes, from an institutional and a macro perspective, the basis and formation of the IT policy in China, the policy makers, and the effect of corresponding policy initiatives which contributed to the development and prosperities of China's telecommunication service sector.

Mengzhong Zhang

2002-01-01

378

Information Technology and Its Impact on Undergraduate Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology in libraries directly influences undergraduate science education. A highly selective liberal arts college within an outstanding statewide consortium provides the framework for the transformation explored in this paper. The essential role of library as place is emphasized, given the collaborative nature of science, with a concurring commitment to virtual library services.

Alison Scott Ricker

2004-01-01

379

Status of information technology applications in Pakistani libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate and determine the levels of information technology (IT) in Pakistani libraries. More specifically, the paper focuses on the status of computers and other commonly used hardware, e-mail, internet, library software, automated user services, expenditure on IT and online resources available in academic libraries of Pakistan. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The data are

Muhammad Ramzan; Diljit Singh

2009-01-01

380

Opening the Box: Information Technology, Work Practices, and Wages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of 1994-95 data on customer service representatives in 303 banks revealed a positive relationship between high-involvement work practices (quality circles) and extensive use of information technology (IT) to support sales. Use of IT to automate routine processes and no quality circles were associated with lower wages. (Contains 55…

Hunter, Larry W.; Lakfas, John J.

2003-01-01

381

Six Strategies for Beating the Competition for Information Technology Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Connecticut State University has achieved success in recruiting and retaining information technology (IT) workers through six strategies: modifying the administrative structure to make positions and salaries more attractive; grooming students for IT positions; promoting benefits of university employment; transferring state civil-service employees;…

Pernal, Michael

1999-01-01

382

Impact of Information Technology on Public Accounting Firm Productivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, information technology (IT) has played a critical role in the services provided by the public accounting industry. However, no empirical research has evaluated the impact of IT on public accounting firms. This study focuses on five offices of an international public accounting firm that recently made large IT investments, primarily in audit software and knowledge-sharing applications. Both

Rajiv D. Banker; Hsihui Chang; Yi-ching Kao

2002-01-01

383

25 CFR 543.16 - What are the minimum internal controls for information technology?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What are the minimum internal controls for information technology...INTERIOR HUMAN SERVICES MINIMUM INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS FOR CLASS II GAMING...16 What are the minimum internal controls for information...

2010-04-01

384

25 CFR 543.16 - What are the minimum internal controls for information technology?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What are the minimum internal controls for information technology...INTERIOR HUMAN SERVICES MINIMUM INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS FOR CLASS II GAMING...16 What are the minimum internal controls for information...

2009-04-01

385

Information Technology Section. Management and Technology Division. Papers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Papers on information technology, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) 'Automation's Impact on (Information) Users' by Arja-Riitta Haarala (Finland); (2) 'Economics and Politics ...

1983-01-01

386

Research on Multi-Service Terminal Adapter Based IP Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Take advantage of ample modern existing telecom network resources to rural areas may achieve it's information society gradually. This includes the establishment of integrated rural information service platform, modern remote education center and electronic administration management platform for rural areas. The geographical and economic constraints must be overcome for structuring the rural service support system, in order to provide technical

Gao Li

2007-01-01

387

Land Administration, Information Technology and Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Land administration reforms into the future are likely to be influenced by: • Society's changing priorities • Globalization • Information technology revolution The latter is an important tool in delivering land information systems that support society's changing needs. However, technology also has the potential to dominate rather than serve society. The challenge will be to harness the information revolution to

Lisa Ting; Ian Williamson

388

Basic Research in the Information Technology Industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Why do information technology companies support exploratory research in physics and allied fields? The answer is simple-because of the need to bring new technology quickly to market. Ultimately, even long-term research is all about speed.

Theis, Thomas N.; Horn, Paul M.

2003-07-01

389

77 FR 45328 - Information Collection; Measurement Service Records  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...production). The measurement service procedure...fulfill producers' measurement request and to ensure that measurements are accurate...appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical...technological collection techniques or other...

2012-07-31

390

SWOT analysis on National Common Geospatial Information Service Platform of China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Currently, the trend of International Surveying and Mapping is shifting from map production to integrated service of geospatial information, such as GOS of U.S. etc. Under this circumstance, the Surveying and Mapping of China is inevitably shifting from 4D product service to NCGISPC (National Common Geospatial Information Service Platform of China)-centered service. Although State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping of China has already provided a great quantity of geospatial information service to various lines of business, such as emergency and disaster management, transportation, water resource, agriculture etc. The shortcomings of the traditional service mode are more and more obvious, due to the highly emerging requirement of e-government construction, the remarkable development of IT technology and emerging online geospatial service demands of various lines of business. NCGISPC, which aimed to provide multiple authoritative online one-stop geospatial information service and API for further development to government, business and public, is now the strategic core of SBSM (State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping of China). This paper focuses on the paradigm shift that NCGISPC brings up by using SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis, compared to the service mode that based on 4D product. Though NCGISPC is still at its early stage, it represents the future service mode of geospatial information of China, and surely will have great impact not only on the construction of digital China, but also on the way that everyone uses geospatial information service.

Zheng, Xinyan; He, Biao

2009-09-01

391

A new methodology to mobile green spatial information service grid based on mobile agent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new methodology of mobile green spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the methodology, including grid computing, mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, global positioning system (GPS), code division multiple access (CDMA), transfer control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order to deal with the narrow bandwidth and instability of the wireless internet, limited processing speed and low memory of mobile devices, a new mobile agent based mobile green spatial information service grid model is further proposed that has good load balance, high processing efficiency, less network communication and thus suitable for mobile green spatial information service. It can provide applications of green spatial information grid computing and mobile service. The theories and technologies architecture of mobile green spatial information service grid are built originally from the base, including green spatial information mobile agent model, distributed green grid geographic information system (GIS) server model, mobile agent server model and mobile green GIS client model. An application system for mobile green spatial information service grid is therefore developed authorship by visual c++ and embedded visual c++. A field test is carried out through this system in Shanghai, and the results show that the proposed model and methods are feasible and adaptable for mobile green spatial information service.

Tian, Gen; Liu, Miaolong; Tong, Xiaohua

2007-08-01

392

Design Research of TIANDITU (Map Worl)-Based Geographic Information System for Travelling Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

TIANDITU (Map World) is the public version of the National Platform for Common Geospatial Information Service, and the travelling channel is TIANDITU-based geographic information platform for travelling service. With the development of tourism, traditional ways for providing travelling information cannot meet the needs of travelers. As such, the travelling channel of TIANDITU focuses on providing travel information abundantly and precisely, which integrated the geographic information data of TIANDITU Version 2.0 and the authoritative information resources from China National Tourism Administration. Furthermore, spatial positioning, category and information query of various travelling information were offered for the public in the travelling channel. This research mainly involves three important parts: the system design, key technologies of the system design and application examples. Firstly, this paper introduced the design of TIANDITU-based geographic information system for travelling service, and the general and database design were described in detail. The designs for general, database and travelling service above should consider lots of factors which illustrated in the paper in order to guarantee the efficient service. The process of system construction, the content of geographic information for travelling and system functions of geographic information for travelling are also proposed via diagram in this part. Then several key technologies were discussed, including the travelling information integration for main node and among nodes, general architecture design and management system for travelling channel, web portals and system interface. From the perspective of main technologies, this part describes how TIANDITU travelling channel can realize various functions and reach the requirements from different users. Finally, three application examples about travelling information query were listed shortly. The functions and search results are shown clearly in this part. In all, TIANDITU-based geographic information system for travelling service aimed to integrate the travelling information resources from national, provincial and municipal levels, and finally realized to provide "one stop" travelling service for users in the end.

Zhang, J.; Zhang, H.; Wang, C.

2014-04-01

393

Research Forecasting for Health Information Technology (HIT), using technology intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the rapid pace of change in technology and its impact on society, there is an increasing demand for use of Technology Forecasting methods to improve policy planning and implementation. One such area is the field of Health Care and the impact of Health Information Technology (HIT) on this field. Using HIT has shown to be associated with reduced

Nima A. Behkami; Tugrul U. Daim

394

47 CFR 51.230 - Presumption of acceptability for deployment of an advanced services loop technology.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. 51.230 Section 51.230 Telecommunication...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. (a) An advanced services loop technology is presumed acceptable for...

2012-10-01

395

47 CFR 51.230 - Presumption of acceptability for deployment of an advanced services loop technology.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. 51.230 Section 51.230 Telecommunication...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. (a) An advanced services loop technology is presumed acceptable for...

2011-10-01

396

47 CFR 51.230 - Presumption of acceptability for deployment of an advanced services loop technology.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. 51.230 Section 51.230 Telecommunication...deployment of an advanced services loop technology. (a) An advanced services loop technology is presumed acceptable for...

2010-10-01

397

75 FR 20388 - International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-71,248] International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated Technology Services...applicable to workers of International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business...

2010-04-19

398

76 FR 5834 - International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-71,248] International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business Unit, Integrated Technology Services...applicable to workers of International Business Machines Corporation, Global Technology Services Business...

2011-02-02

399

TRISNET; a Network of Transportation Information Services and Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national Transportation Research Information Services Network (TRISNET) is being developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) linking libraries, data bases, and retrieval services with DOT information activities. Core services provide switch and referral, indexing and abstracting, online retrieval, and document delivery. (JY)

Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Systems Development and Technology.

400

Service-oriented Technology Roadmap (SoTRM) using patent map for R&D strategy of service industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a consequence of the service economy, R&D of the service industry has become more essential nowadays. Therefore, technology roadmaps are required for selection and concentration of services and related technologies. However, now there are problems and challenging issues as follows. First, there is no objective and systematic method or analysis tool to evaluate emerging technologies for services. Second, current

Jong Hwan Suh; Sang-chan Park

2009-01-01

401

Implementation of Advanced IP Network Technology for IPTV Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is absolutely essential to implement advanced IP network technologies such as QoS, Multicast, High Availability, and Security in order to provide real-time services like IPTV via IP backbone network. In reality, the existing commercial networks of internet service providers are subject to certain technical difficulties and limitations in embodying those technologies. On-going research efforts involve the experimental engineering works

Young-do Joo

2009-01-01

402

Technology Integration for the Services Offered by the Public Administrations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents two examples of network and technology integrations useful for the Public Administrations for deploying and offering services to the citizens. In the first example, the access to the neutral network is the service provided and the solutions conceived for the Public Administrations. in order to offer WiFi connectivity to their citizens are presented. In the second example,

Chiara Taddia; Stefania Nanni; Gianluca Mazzini

2009-01-01

403

Emerging technology and service enhancement for cordless telephone systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief history of the development of cordless telephone systems in Japan is given. The efficient frequency utilization and upgraded service provided by this technology are discussed. A business cordless system is proposed for extended service areas using a portable telephone facility. The potential extension of this system to a local area portable telephone system is mentioned

T. Hattori; A. Sasaki; K. Momma

1988-01-01

404

Strategic Planning Process at the National Technical Information Service.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

External trends such as the growth of the information society, the increasing economic value of information, the growth of research and development, funding, and advances in automation have dictated the need for information services to have a strong commi...

J. F. Caponio D. S. Budowsky

1987-01-01

405

Strategic Planning Process at the National Technical Information Service,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

External trends, such as growth of the information society, the increasing economic value of information, the growth of research and development funding, and advances in automation, have dictated the need for information services to have a strong commitme...

J. F. Caponio D. S. Budowsky

1987-01-01

406

What Technology? Reflections on Evolving Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year, the members of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee identify and research the evolving technologies that are having--or are predicted to have--the most direct impact on higher education institutions. The committee members choose the relevant topics, write white papers, and present their findings at the EDUCAUSE annual…

Collins, Sharon

2009-01-01

407

SHIFT: Shared Information Framework and Technology Concept.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Shared Information Framework and Technology (SHIFT) was originally created for MNE 5 covering the aspects of information sharing as a concept and its supporting tools within a comprehensive approach framework. SHIFT is used in MNE 5 to experiment with inf...

S. Vesterinen

2009-01-01

408

Workforce Assessment of Information Technology Sailors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the results of the first application of the SkillsNET process to the Navy's military information technology (IT) workforce. The authors define this workforce as Sailors who facilitate or protect others' use of information and telecom...

F. E. Garcia J. L. Gasch M. L. Wertheim

2002-01-01

409

Employee Perspectives of Library and Information Technology Mergers: The Recursiveness of Structure, Culture, and Agency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The practice of merging academic library and information technology (IT) units began in the early 1980s with the growth of technology applications in higher education. Mergers have been initiated for a variety of reasons, including streamlining services, consolidating budgets, maximizing information technologies for teaching and research, and new…

Baron, Sara Bronner

2010-01-01

410

Impact of information technology on medicine  

SciTech Connect

Although the health sciences will benefit from many of the advances in information technology that are applied to a wide variety of research areas, information technology is of particular importance to health care delivery. Developments of computerized patient records will enhance the efficiency effectiveness, and distribution of health care. As managed care programs develop, population-based information will be of increasing importance to health care providers and to the public health community. The capacity to transmit this information. 3 refs.

Shine, K.I.

1996-12-31

411

Re-engineering customer services: University of Salford information services division  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper describes the first steps in a process of service re-engineering – business process re-engineering (BPR) – in the information services division (ISD) of the University of Salford. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper begins by describing the recent changes within HE and the impact of these changes to support services. The structure of ISD (and customer services within

Yvette Jeal

2005-01-01

412

Cloud-based hospital information system as a service for grassroots healthcare institutions.  

PubMed

Grassroots healthcare institutions (GHIs) are the smallest administrative levels of medical institutions, where most patients access health services. The latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed that 96.04 % of 950,297 medical institutions in China were at the grassroots level in 2012, including county-level hospitals, township central hospitals, community health service centers, and rural clinics. In developing countries, these institutions are facing challenges involving a shortage of funds and talent, inconsistent medical standards, inefficient information sharing, and difficulties in management during the adoption of health information technologies (HIT). Because of the necessity and gravity for GHIs, our aim is to provide hospital information services for GHIs using Cloud computing technologies and service modes. In this medical scenario, the computing resources are pooled by means of a Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to serve multiple GHIs, with different hospital information systems dynamically assigned and reassigned according to demand. This paper is concerned with establishing a Cloud-based Hospital Information Service Center to provide hospital information software as a service (HI-SaaS) with the aim of providing GHIs with an attractive and high-performance medical information service. Compared with individually establishing all hospital information systems, this approach is more cost-effective and affordable for GHIs and does not compromise HIT performance. PMID:25015761

Yao, Qin; Han, Xiong; Ma, Xi-Kun; Xue, Yi-Feng; Chen, Yi-Jun; Li, Jing-Song

2014-09-01

413

SIDECACHE: Information access, management and dissemination framework for web services  

PubMed Central

Background Many bioinformatics algorithms and data sets are deployed using web services so that the results can be explored via the Internet and easily integrated into other tools and services. These services often include data from other sites that is accessed either dynamically or through file downloads. Developers of these services face several problems because of the dynamic nature of the information from the upstream services. Many publicly available repositories of bioinformatics data frequently update their information. When such an update occurs, the developers of the downstream service may also need to update. For file downloads, this process is typically performed manually followed by web service restart. Requests for information obtained by dynamic access of upstream sources is sometimes subject to rate restrictions. Findings SideCache provides a framework for deploying web services that integrate information extracted from other databases and from web sources that are periodically updated. This situation occurs frequently in biotechnology where new information is being continuously generated and the latest information is important. SideCache provides several types of services including proxy access and rate control, local caching, and automatic web service updating. Conclusions We have used the SideCache framework to automate the deployment and updating of a number of bioinformatics web services and tools that extract information from remote primary sources such as NCBI, NCIBI, and Ensembl. The SideCache framework also has been used to share research results through the use of a SideCache derived web service.

2011-01-01

414

Organization of devices information in ontology representation to support service composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, with rapid development in networking technology, inter-device communication and controlling has getting easier. Existing technologies such as UPnP, Jini and HAVi address the device communication issue. However, there is still lack of a mechanism for organizing device information into useful inputs for service composition. Thus, we propose an ontology-based schema to support dynamic service composition and selection of networked

Kelvin Choy Chuong Wen; Wong Sau Peng; Tan Su Wei; Norliza Mohamad Zaini; Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah

2008-01-01

415

Distributed middleware services composition and synthesis technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The highly distributed and resource constrained nature of computing in Networked Embedded Systems ne- cessitates an application specific middleware-a kind of dis- tributed operating system that provides global services for the application. We propose to automatically synthesize the middleware from abstract, platform-independent algorithm models. The modeling language captures the temporal and computational aspects of the distributed algorithms in a pro-

M. Maroti; P. Volgyesi; G. Simon; G. Karsai; A. Ledeczi

2003-01-01

416

Personal communications services: the next technological revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to consider whether to allocate frequencies for personal communications services (PCS), the particular PCS offerings to authorize, the technical standards that licensees should follow, and the regulatory policies tha should govern PCS operations, including who may be eligible for PCS licenses. An overview is given of the

R. M. Singer; D. A. Irwin

1991-01-01

417

Foreign Broadcast Information Service. History. Part 1: 1941-1947.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A superficial examination might suggest that the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) of 1967 is a radically different organization from the Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service (FBMS) of 1941, or even from the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Servi...

J. E. Roop

1969-01-01

418

Differentiation Via Technology: Strategic Positioning of Services Following the Introduction of Disruptive Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducing a “disruptive” technology into an existing service market provides new opportunities for firms and customers, often altering the nature of the market. Consequently, new technology often destabilizes market equilibrium, forcing firms to consider the role new technology will play in determining the new market structure. In this paper, we focus on understanding how significant new technology forces firms to

Dan Padgett; Michael S. Mulvey

2007-01-01

419

Designing web services in health information systems: from process to application level.  

PubMed

Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and web service technologies have been proposed to respond to some central interoperability challenges of heterogeneous health information systems (HIS). We propose a model which we are using to define services and solutions for healthcare applications from the requirements in the healthcare processes. Focusing on the transition from the process level of the model to the application level, we also present some central design considerations, which can be used to guide the design of service-based interoperability. We illustrate these aspects with examples from our current work from the service-enabled HIS. PMID:17118700

Mykkänen, Juha; Riekkinen, Annamari; Sormunen, Marko; Karhunen, Harri; Laitinen, Pertti

2007-01-01

420

Collecting Open Source Intelligence via Tailored Information Delivery Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet offers a plethora of freely available information for possible use in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) operations. However, along with this information come challenges in finding relevant information and overcoming information overload. This paper presents the results of ongoing research in our Tailored Information Delivery Services (TIDS) system that aids users in retrieving relevant information through various open intelligence

William L. Sousan; Qiuming Zhu; Ryan Nickell; William Mahoney; Pete Hospodka

421

Business Value of Information Sharing and the Role of Emerging Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information Technology has brought significant benefits to organizations by allowing greater information sharing within and across firm boundaries leading to performance improvements. Emerging technologies such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web2.0 have transformed the volume and process of information sharing. However, a comprehensive…

Kumar, Sanjeev

2009-01-01

422

DS-MAC: Differential service Medium Access Control design for wireless medical information systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of wireless networking technologies with medical information systems (telemedicine) have a significant impact on healthcare services provided to our society. Applications of telemedicine range from personalized medicine to affordable healthcare for underserved population. Though wireless technologies and medical informatics are individually progressing rapidly, wireless networking for healthcare systems is still at a very premature stage. In this paper

Xiaojing Yuan; Sumegha Bagga; Jian Shen; M. Balakrishnan; D. Benhaddou

2008-01-01

423

The NASA Integrated Information Technology Architecture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document defines an Information Technology Architecture for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where Information Technology (IT) refers to the hardware, software, standards, protocols and processes that enable the creation, manipulation, storage, organization and sharing of information. An architecture provides an itemization and definition of these IT structures, a view of the relationship of the structures to each other and, most importantly, an accessible view of the whole. It is a fundamental assumption of this document that a useful, interoperable and affordable IT environment is key to the execution of the core NASA scientific and project competencies and business practices. This Architecture represents the highest level system design and guideline for NASA IT related activities and has been created on the authority of the NASA Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be maintained under the auspices of that office. It addresses all aspects of general purpose, research, administrative and scientific computing and networking throughout the NASA Agency and is applicable to all NASA administrative offices, projects, field centers and remote sites. Through the establishment of five Objectives and six Principles this Architecture provides a blueprint for all NASA IT service providers: civil service, contractor and outsourcer. The most significant of the Objectives and Principles are the commitment to customer-driven IT implementations and the commitment to a simpler, cost-efficient, standards-based, modular IT infrastructure. In order to ensure that the Architecture is presented and defined in the context of the mission, project and business goals of NASA, this Architecture consists of four layers in which each subsequent layer builds on the previous layer. They are: 1) the Business Architecture: the operational functions of the business, or Enterprise, 2) the Systems Architecture: the specific Enterprise activities within the context of IT systems, 3) the Technical Architecture: a common, vendor-independent framework for design, integration and implementation of IT systems and 4) the Product Architecture: vendor=specific IT solutions. The Systems Architecture is effectively a description of the end-user "requirements". Generalized end-user requirements are discussed and subsequently organized into specific mission and project functions. The Technical Architecture depicts the framework, and relationship, of the specific IT components that enable the end-user functionality as described in the Systems Architecture. The primary components as described in the Technical Architecture are: 1) Applications: Basic Client Component, Object Creation Applications, Collaborative Applications, Object Analysis Applications, 2) Services: Messaging, Information Broker, Collaboration, Distributed Processing, and 3) Infrastructure: Network, Security, Directory, Certificate Management, Enterprise Management and File System. This Architecture also provides specific Implementation Recommendations, the most significant of which is the recognition of IT as core to NASA activities and defines a plan, which is aligned with the NASA strategic planning processes, for keeping the Architecture alive and useful.

Baldridge, Tim

1997-01-01

424

The Usefulness of Information and Communication Technologies in Crisis Response  

PubMed Central

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a vital role in coordinating crisis response between pre-hospital services and emergency departments of hospitals. In spite of the advances in these technologies, there remain a variety of challenges to their usage during a crisis. To identify these challenges, we conducted focus group interviews with emergency department (ED) and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. We found that ED and EMS personnel have widely varying perceptions about the usefulness and ease-of-use of information tools and communication tools used in crisis management. We discuss the importance of bringing together communication and information tools into integrated networks of ICTs for effective crisis response. We also highlight design features of ICTs which can support seamless and effective communication and coordination between ED and EMS teams.

Paul, Sharoda A.; Reddy, Madhu; Abraham, Joanna; DeFlitch, Christopher

2008-01-01

425

Technology Task Force. OMS Public Services Study. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes an investigation designed to examine the possibilities for using both existing and new technologies to increase and enhance public service capabilities at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library, and to recommend an ongoing mechanism for assessing priorities for the application of technology in the…

California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.

426

A strategic framework for information technology planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this investigation is to improve the planning, selection, and justification of information technology (IT) projects as a vehicle for business enhancement. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) criteria are used herein as a framework for strategic planning of information technology implementation. Research findings suggest that application of these criteria in isolation is not sufficient for planning

M. W. Usrey; K. Radhakrishnan

1999-01-01

427

Curriculum Development and New Information Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many reports of achievements in developments in new information technology in schools lament the, as yet, unfulfilled hopes that they will radically change education. Those involved in new information technology sometimes seem to imagine that the problems of change that they face are somehow unique and have not been faced by others who have set out to change the curriculum.[l

Robert McCormick

1992-01-01

428

Information Technology Outreach in the UIC Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library Information Technology Arcade (Info Tech Arcade) has facilitated research and teaching on campus, assisted faculty with their information technology needs, consulted on library Web sites for various organizations city-wide, and hosted servers for a dozen institutions in the nation. With a small budget, a wide-ranging collection of equipment and software, and staffed

Li Fu

2002-01-01

429

Application of information technologies in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main purpose of this investigation is to define the status of the application of information technology in academic libraries located in Kerman, the center and largest city of Kerman Province, Iran, and to understand the problems and difficulties in using information technology in these libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The survey has covered 17 libraries belonging to Shahid Bahonar

Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

2009-01-01

430

Older Adults' Acceptance of Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated variables contributing to older adults' information technology acceptance through a survey, which was used to find factors explaining and predicting older adults' information technology acceptance behaviors. Four factors, including needs satisfaction, perceived usability, support availability, and public acceptance, were…

Wang, Lin; Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Salvendy, Gavriel

2011-01-01

431

Employment, Trends, and Training in Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, students, workers, and jobseekers have received mixed signals about the job market for information technology. Periods of strong job growth have been punctuated by brief periods of employment declines. Optimism about information technology (commonly referred to as IT) as a career field has been tempered by concerns about job…

Wright, Benjamin

2009-01-01

432

Information security technologies as a commodity input  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose - The paper provides a pragmatic evaluation of the value that security technologies deliver to businesses. It contains recommendations for how businesses can best view the role of security technologies within an information security program. Design\\/methodology\\/approach - The findings in the paper are derived from the observations of the author in his role as an information security consultant working

Andrew Stewart

2005-01-01

433

New Information Technologies: Possible Implications for Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents observations about developments in information technology that will influence the information industry and libraries of the future. Discusses search engine capabilities; push technology; electronic commerce; WebTV; and optical discs with links to Web sites. Ten figures provide illustrations and charts. (AEF)

de Stricker, Ulla

1998-01-01

434

A space servicing telerobotics technology demonstration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Supervised telerobotic controls provide the key to successful remote servicing, as demonstrated in the telerobot testbed of the jet propulsion laboratory. Such advanced techniques and systems are specially applicable to ground-remote operations for servicing tasks, which are to be performed remotely in space and to be operated under human supervision from the ground. Laboratory demonstrations have successfully proven the utility of such techniques and systems. Instrumental to the success of supervised robotic operations are the techniques called object designate and relative target. In addition, a technique called universal camera calibration was also applied in the telerobot testbed. Generalized compliant control techniques were used in the robotic removal and insertion operations. These techniques were proven successful in task situations where preprogrammed automation cannot be adequately exercised due to errors, changes, or omission in the worksite data base.

Kan, Edwin P.; Marzwell, Neville I.

1991-01-01

435

Human Services Information Clearinghouses: A Discussion of Policy Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report on the third phase of a two-year study of human services information clearinghouses discusses clearinghouses in terms of their role in information dissemination and diffusion, planning considerations, operational cost recovery, overlap and duplication in services, and evaluation techniques and measures. Information was gathered from…

Baker, Carol; And Others

436

Challenges and Benefits of Chemical Information Service in Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses chemical information services offered in industrial chemical libraries, based on experiences at the 3M Library. Topics include qualifications of chemical information professionals; corporate culture; clients; services, including reference, current awareness, confidentiality, and end-user support; and information resources, including…

Hansen, Mary E.; Curtis, Jan M.

1997-01-01

437

Grid-enabled mediation services for geospatial information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) is a convenient framework for information mediation, a popular information integration strategy that relies on middleware component called the mediator for rewriting user queries against heterogeneous distributed data sources. This paper explores OGSA-based information mediation for geospatial data sources and services and reports on our initial experience implementing Grid-Enabled Mediation Ser- vices (GEMS). GEMS

I. Zaslavsky; C. Baru; K. Bhatia; A. Memon; P. Velikhov; V. Veytser

438

RE-ORIENTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CUSTOMER-CENTRIC SERVICE: THE CASE OF THE GREEK MINISTRY OF FINANCE (CASE STUDY)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments are employing modern information and communication technologies to better serve society. Raising the effectiveness of government as well as the quality of the civil service is obviously not only a matter of new technologies. It involves clear vision for the objectives, business process reengineering, business strategies for the information technology and a sense of an educational role for society.

D. S. Stamoulis; D. Gouscos; P. Georgiadis

439

Systematically disseminating technological information to potential users  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rapid technological information dissemination system related to the field of remote sensing is presented. The technology transfer staff systematically designed instructional materials and activities using the matrix as an organizer to meet the need of the students, scientists and users in a rapidly expanding technology.

Russell, J. D.

1976-01-01

440

Computing, Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Website  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Computing, Information and Communications Technology Program (CICT) was established in 2001 to ensure NASA's Continuing leadership in emerging technologies. It is a coordinated, Agency-wide effort to develop and deploy key enabling technologies for a broad range of mission-critical tasks. The NASA CICT program is designed to address Agency-specific computing, information, and communications technology requirements beyond the projected capabilities of commercially available solutions. The areas of technical focus have been chosen for their impact on NASA's missions, their national importance, and the technical challenge they provide to the Program. In order to meet its objectives, the CICT Program is organized into the following four technology focused projects: 1) Computing, Networking and Information Systems (CNIS); 2) Intelligent Systems (IS); 3) Space Communications (SC); 4) Information Technology Strategic Research (ITSR).

Hardman, John; Tu, Eugene (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

441

Information technology and the board of directors.  

PubMed

Ever since the Y2K scare, boards have grown increasingly nervous about corporate dependence on information technology. Since then, computer crashes, denial of service attacks, competitive pressures, and the need to automate compliance with government regulations have heightened board sensitivity to IT risk. Unfortunately, most boards remain largely in the dark when it comes to IT spending and strategy, despite the fact that corporate information assets can account for more than 50% of capital spending. A lack of board oversight for IT activities is dangerous, the authors say. It puts firms at risk in the same way that failing to audit their books would. Companies that have established board-level IT governance committees are better able to control IT project costs and carve out competitive advantage. But there is no one-size-fits-all model for board supervision of a company's IT operations. The correct approach depends on what strategic "mode" a company is in whether its operations are extremely dependent on IT or not, and whether or not it relies heavily on keeping up with the latest technologies. This article spells out the conditions under which boards need to change their level of involvement in IT decisions, explaining how members can recognize their firms' IT risks and decide whether they should pursue more aggressive IT governance. The authors delineate what an IT governance committee should look like in terms of charter, membership, duties, and overall agenda. They also offer recommendations for developing IT policies that take into account an organization's operational and strategic needs and suggest what to do when those needs change. Given the dizzying pace of change in the world of IT, boards can't afford to ignore the state of their IT systems and capabilities. Appropriate board governance can go a long way toward helping a company avoid unnecessary risk and improve its competitive position. PMID:16250628

Nolan, Richard; McFarlan, F Warren

2005-10-01

442

Information Technology Research and Education at NSF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NSF has been a leader in the development of new information technologies, including support for work in education and technology. Often, opportunities for educators are found in larger efforts. This is the case for the Information Technology Research (ITR) program. It has now been extended to education areas, as announced in NSF Publication 00-126. Links to the program announcement in multiple formats are found at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf00126.

Wink, Donald J.

2000-11-01

443

Optical Disk Technology and Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides basic information on videodisks and potential applications, including inexpensive online storage, random access graphics to complement online information systems, hybrid network architectures, office automation systems, and archival storage. (JN)

Goldstein, Charles M.

1982-01-01

444

Information Technology and Educational Amnesia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Waves of enthusiasm for technological innovations that promise to revitalize teaching and learning are at least a century old. Unfortunately, the record of accomplishment for the many varieties of hardware and software introduced into schools over the decades is remarkably thin. Today's promoters of technology in education tend to forget similar…

Winner, Langdon

2009-01-01

445

Merger of knowledge management and information technology in healthcare: opportunities and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last 10 years, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) revolution has redefined the structure of the 21st century healthcare organization. It is clear that the 21st century healthcare organization will bring about new healthcare services and that traditional management and technological concepts would not be the appropriate conduit for disseminating these new healthcare services. The fundamental challenge faced

A. Dwivedi; R. K. Bali; A. E. James; R. N. G. Naguib; D. Johnston

2002-01-01

446

76 FR 78009 - Information Collection; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision AGENCY...regarding Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision. Public...techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit...

2011-12-15

447

Information Technology and Community Restoration Studies/Task 1: Information Technology  

SciTech Connect

Executive Summary The Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration—a program jointly funded by the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Science and Technology Directorate—is developing policies, methods, plans, and applied technologies to restore large urban areas, critical infrastructures, and Department of Defense installations following the intentional release of a biological agent (anthrax) by terrorists. There is a perception that there should be a common system that can share information both vertically and horizontally amongst participating organizations as well as support analyses. A key question is: "How far away from this are we?" As part of this program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted research to identify the current information technology tools that would be used by organizations in the greater Seattle urban area in such a scenario, to define criteria for use in evaluating information technology tools, and to identify current gaps. Researchers interviewed 28 individuals representing 25 agencies in civilian and military organizations to identify the tools they currently use to capture data needed to support operations and decision making. The organizations can be grouped into five broad categories: defense (Department of Defense), environmental/ecological (Environmental Protection Agency/Ecology), public health and medical services, emergency management, and critical infrastructure. The types of information that would be communicated in a biological terrorism incident include critical infrastructure and resource status, safety and protection information, laboratory test results, and general emergency information. The most commonly used tools are WebEOC (web-enabled crisis information management systems with real-time information sharing), mass notification software, resource tracking software, and NW WARN (web-based information to protect critical infrastructure systems). It appears that the current information management tools are used primarily for information gathering and sharing—not decision making. Respondents identified the following criteria for a future software system. It is easy to learn, updates information in real time, works with all agencies, is secure, uses a visualization or geographic information system feature, enables varying permission levels, flows information from one stage to another, works with other databases, feeds decision support tools, is compliant with appropriate standards, and is reasonably priced. Current tools have security issues, lack visual/mapping functions and critical infrastructure status, and do not integrate with other tools. It is clear that there is a need for an integrated, common operating system. The system would need to be accessible by all the organizations that would have a role in managing an anthrax incident to enable regional decision making. The most useful tool would feature a GIS visualization that would allow for a common operating picture that is updated in real time. To capitalize on information gained from the interviews, the following activities are recommended: • Rate emergency management decision tools against the criteria specified by the interviewees. • Identify and analyze other current activities focused on information sharing in the greater Seattle urban area. • Identify and analyze information sharing systems/tools used in other regions.

Upton, Jaki F.; Lesperance, Ann M.; Stein, Steven L.

2009-11-19

448

Space-based Networking Technology Developments in the Interplanetary Network Directorate Information Technology Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Described recent development of communications protocols, services, and associated tools targeted to reduce risk, reduce cost and increase efficiency of IND infrastructure and supported mission operations. Space-based networking technologies developed were: a) Provide differentiated quality of service (QoS) that will give precedence to traffic that users have selected as having the greatest importance and/or time-criticality; b) Improve the total value of information to users through the use of QoS prioritization techniques; c) Increase operational flexibility and improve command-response turnaround; d) Enable new class of networked and collaborative science missions; e) Simplify applications interfaces to communications services; and f) Reduce risk and cost from a common object model and automated scheduling and communications protocols. Technologies are described in three general areas: communications scheduling, middleware, and protocols. Additionally developed simulation environment, which provides comprehensive, quantitative understanding of the technologies performance within overall, evolving architecture, as well as ability to refine & optimize specific components.

Clare, Loren; Clement, B.; Gao, J.; Hutcherson, J.; Jennings, E.

2006-01-01

449

Electrochemical Science and Technology Information Resource (ESTIR)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Electrochemical Science and Technology Information Resource, hosted by the Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences (YCES) and the Chemical Engineering Department, Case Western Reserve University, is exactly what the name implies, a site containing a wealth of electrochemical science and technology resources. ESTIR was created based on frequently asked questions to the sci.chem.electrochem newsgroup. Resources are divided into twelve categories, including Internet resources, public domain information, scientific/technical societies and journals, and graduate school information.

1998-01-01

450

BUILDING A TIMELY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY: A PROCESS TO EFFICIENTLY AQUIRE DESISON USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The body of knowledge that is information technology strategy contains numerous theoretical models with practical applications from which executives may formulate, align, and implement cohesive corporate information technology strategies. Specifically missing in many popular technology strategy models is a practical initial process to guide executives in their attempt to collect data regarding emerging information technologies. This research presents an efficient

Casey G. Cegielski; Carl M. Rebman

451

On-call service of neurosurgeons in Germany: organization, use of communication services, and personal acceptance of modern technologies.  

PubMed

Background?A significant proportion of acute care neurosurgical patients present to hospital outside regular working hours. The objective of our study was to evaluate the structure of neurosurgical on-call services in Germany, the use of modern communication devices and teleradiology services, and the personal acceptance of modern technologies by neurosurgeons. Materials and Methods?A nationwide survey of all 141 neurosurgical departments in Germany was performed. The questionnaire consisted of two parts: one for neurosurgical departments and one for individual neurosurgeons. The questionnaire, available online and mailed in paper form, included 21 questions about on-call service structure; the availability and use of communication devices, teleradiology services, and other information services; and neurosurgeons' personal acceptance of modern technologies. Results?The questionnaire return rate from departments was 63.1% (89/141), whereas 187 individual neurosurgeons responded. For 57.3% of departments, teleradiology services were available and were frequently used by 62.2% of neurosurgeons. A further 23.6% of departments described using smartphone screenshots of computed tomography (CT) images transmitted by multimedia messaging service (MMS), and 8.6% of images were described as sent by unencrypted email. Although 47.0% of neurosurgeons reported owning a smartphone, only 1.1% used their phone for on-call image communication. Conclusion?Teleradiology services were observed to be widely used by on-call neurosurgeons in Germany. Nevertheless, a significant number of departments appear to use outdated techniques or techniques that leave patient data unprotected. On-call neurosurgeons in Germany report a willingness to adopt more modern approaches, utilizing readily available smartphones or tablet technology. PMID:23996686

Brenke, Christopher; Lassel, Elke A; Terris, Darcey; Kurt, Aysel; Schmieder, Kirsten; Schoenberg, Stefan O; Weisser, Gerald

2014-05-01

452

Production Technology, Information Technology, and Vertical Integration under Asymmetric Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper addresses the effect of technological progress on the frontiers of the firm, building on transaction cost theory and agency theory. The model incorporates four types of costs: production, coordination, management, and transaction costs. The market has lower production costs, but higher coordination costs, than the firm. A principal-two agents framework with adverse selection and moral hazard is adopted.

Gamal Atallah

2002-01-01

453

75 FR 45600 - Information Collection; Customer Data Worksheet Request for Service Center Information Management...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Customer Data Worksheet Request for Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) Record Changes AGENCY: Farm...Customer Data Worksheet Request for Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) that contains the...

2010-08-03

454

Information technologies for astrophysics circa 2001  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is easy to extrapolate current trends to see where technologies relating to information systems in astrophysics and other disciplines will be by the end of the decade. These technologies include miniaturization, multiprocessing, software technology, networking, databases, graphics, pattern computation, and interdisciplinary studies. It is less easy to see what limits our current paradigms place on our thinking about technologies that will allow us to understand the laws governing very large systems about which we have large data sets. Three limiting paradigms are as follows: saving all the bits collected by instruments or generated by supercomputers; obtaining technology for information compression, storage, and retrieval off the shelf; and the linear model of innovation. We must extend these paradigms to meet our goals for information technology at the end of the decade.

Denning, Peter J.

1991-01-01

455

Information technologies for astrophysics circa 2001  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It is easy to extrapolate current trends to see where technologies relating to information systems in astrophysics and other disciplines will be by the end of the decade. These technologies include mineaturization, multiprocessing, software technology, networking, databases, graphics, pattern computation, and interdisciplinary studies. It is easy to see what limits our current paradigms place on our thinking about technologies that will allow us to understand the laws governing very large systems about which we have large datasets. Three limiting paradigms are saving all the bits collected by instruments or generated by supercomputers; obtaining technology for information compression, storage and retrieval off the shelf; and the linear mode of innovation. We must extend these paradigms to meet our goals for information technology at the end of the decade.

Denning, Peter J.

1990-01-01

456

The Evolution of Information Technology Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technology (IT) management methods are changing with time. The main methodological shifts can be observed in management authority and responsibility distribution within a company. Four characteristic stages are spontaneous responsibility delegation stage, monopoly over information stage, business within business stage, and the stage of information economy. However, some serious dilemmas regarding the future of IT management remain.

Zeljko Panian

1999-01-01

457

Information Technology and the Human Research Facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews how information technology supports the Human Research Facility (HRF) and specifically the uses that contractor has for the information. There is information about the contractor, the HRF, some of the experiments that were performed using the HRF on board the Shuttle, overviews of the data architecture, and software both commercial and specially developed software for the specific experiments.

Klee, Margaret

2002-01-01

458

Children Show Selective Trust in Technological Informants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although children are often exposed to technological devices early in life, little is known about how they evaluate these novel sources of information. In two experiments, children aged 3, 4, and 5 years old ("n" = 92) were presented with accurate and inaccurate computer informants, and they subsequently relied on information provided by…

Danovitch, Judith H.; Alzahabi, Reem

2013-01-01

459

Access Technology for Network Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the technical access barriers that inhibit the effective use of the information resources available on higher education networks; the emerging information server technology that promises to alleviate many access problems; and the growing popularity of the Z39.50 protocol, including questions about this information retrieval…

Lynch, Clifford A.

1990-01-01

460

Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Epistemology, Teaching and Learning, and Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports a qualitative study on the epistemological beliefs of seven pre-service teachers, their beliefs about learning and teaching, and their perceptions about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Findings suggest that the teachers' beliefs about learning seem to align with their epistemological beliefs, while…

Chai, Ching Sing; Wong, Benjamin; Teo, Timothy

2011-01-01

461

Opportunities and issues relating to middleware technologies for context-aware services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much business and technical attention is being paid to the potential for new services in a ubiquitous computing environment. One of the probable features of these sendees is 'context-awareness', which is made possible by using information from the physical environment through sensors. This paper provides an overview of the opportunities for new sendees and the requirements for middleware technologies. The

Shigetoshi Sameshima; Hiroaki Kawamichi; Hiromitsu Kato; Takaaki Sekiguchi; Hiroyuki Morikawa; Kazunori Takashio; Hideyuki Tokuda

2004-01-01

462

State of Vermont Department of Libraries Library Services & Technology Act FY2001 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the annual report for Vermont's LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) programs for the 2001 fiscal year. Part A, "Numerical/Landscape Data," compiles numerical information on grants, applications, and awards for the fiscal year. Part B, "Promising Practices/Exemplary Programs," describes a cooperative program between…

Vermont State Dept. of Libraries, Montpelier.

463

Developing Pre-Service English Teachers' Competencies for Integration of Technology in Language Classrooms in Kazakhstan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the implementation of the "Information and Communication Technologies in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning" course conducted as a component of the pre-service English language teacher training program in the Buketov Karaganda State University, Kazakhstan. The course was introduced in 2003. The central objective of the…

Egorov, Victor V.; Jantassova, Damira D.; Churchill, Natalia

2007-01-01

464

Managing Information Resources and Services in a Distance Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines issues in the management of information and support services for distance education, including identification of instructional objectives and strategies and desired outcomes; nature, scope, and locus of organizational responsibility; quality standards; competing service values; logistics of service provision; costs and benefits; and…

Tolsma, Robert S.

1997-01-01

465

Strategies to reduce information asymmetry in Web Service Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

The web service model provides fundamental advantages compared to the classical software usage model. But transactions in the web service market have by far not reached the expected level. A reason for the tendency of market failure is the verifiable information asymmetry and uncertainty in the web service market. Besides deficiencies on the supply side, regarding configuration, display and communication

Maria Wünsche

466

Highly Interactive WWW Services: A New Type of Information Sources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The World Wide Web is evolving from a collection of texts linked by hypertext and hypermedia toward services that operate interactively with the information user, and which offer results through use of a broad spectrum of tools. This paper presents a collection of interactive WWW services. The services are classified on the basis of the client…

Vanouplines, Patrick; Nieuwenhuysen, P.

467

Information sources in science and technology in Finland  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Finland poses some problems to be overcome in the field of scientific and technical information: a small user community which makes domestic systems costly; great distances within the country between users and suppliers of information; great distances to international data systems and large libraries abroad; and inadequate collections of scientific and technical information. The national bibliography Fennica includes all books and journals published in Finland. Data base services available in Finland include: reference data bases in science and technology; data banks for decision making such as statistical time series or legal proceedings; national bibliographies; and library catalogs.

Haarala, Arja-Riitta

1994-01-01

468

Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company information management technology architecture  

SciTech Connect

The Information Management Technology Architecture (TA) is being driven by the business objectives of reducing costs and improving effectiveness. The strategy is to reduce the cost of computing through standardization. The Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (LMITCO) TA is a set of standards and products for use at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The TA will provide direction for information management resource acquisitions, development of information systems, formulation of plans, and resolution of issues involving LMITCO computing resources. Exceptions to the preferred products may be granted by the Information Management Executive Council (IMEC). Certain implementation and deployment strategies are inherent in the design and structure of LMITCO TA. These include: migration from centralized toward distributed computing; deployment of the networks, servers, and other information technology infrastructure components necessary for a more integrated information technology support environment; increased emphasis on standards to make it easier to link systems and to share information; and improved use of the company`s investment in desktop computing resources. The intent is for the LMITCO TA to be a living document constantly being reviewed to take advantage of industry directions to reduce costs while balancing technological diversity with business flexibility.

Hughes, M.J.; Lau, P.K.S.

1996-05-01

469

Scenario for Information Service, 19XX; A Forecast.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Information service in 19xx is the province of a relatively new, highly professionalized group of people known as Certified Information Consultants (CIC). The training of a CIC emphasizes first a grounding in various subject fields, followed by intensive ...

E. J. Hess

1974-01-01

470

(CICT) Computing, Information, and Communications Technology Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The goal of the Computing, Information, and Communications Technology (CICT) program is to enable NASA's Scientific Research, Space Exploration, and Aerospace Technology Missions with greater mission assurance, for less cost, with increased science return through the development and use of advanced computing, information and communications technologies. This viewgraph presentation includes diagrams of how the political guidance behind CICT is structured. The presentation profiles each part of the NASA Mission in detail, and relates the Mission to the activities of CICT. CICT's Integrated Capability Goal is illustrated, and hypothetical missions which could be enabled by CICT are profiled. CICT technology development is profiled.

VanDalsem, William R.

2003-01-01

471

78 FR 44521 - Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Veterinary Services...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...evaluate service delivery by Veterinary Services to the public. DATES...CONTACT: For information on the Veterinary Services customer service...Randy Snyder, Administrative Officer, VS, APHIS, 920 Main Campus...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterinary Services Customer...

2013-07-24

472

Conceptual strategic plan for the GRI Environmental Technology Information Center. Topical report  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes the results of a survey conducted to develop a strategic plan for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) environmental technology information center. The initial concept was that of a service to provide environmental technology information to GRI members. For the survey, an investigation of nine information services was conducted, through on-site visits and interviews. Information products and services and their combinations generally offered are discussed. Best industry practices are highlighted, and sample markets are outlined. Details on the survey are presented in appendixes.

Millet, S.; Young, J.

1993-12-01

473

New measurement scales for evaluating perceptions of the technology-mediated customer service experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service organizations are increasingly utilizing advanced information and communication technologies, such as the Internet, in hopes of improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and\\/or quality of their customer-facing operations. More of the contact a customer has with the firm is likely to be with the back-office and, therefore, mediated by technology. While previous operations management research has been important for its contributions

Craig M. Froehle; Aleda V. Roth

2004-01-01

474

Information technology resource management in radiation oncology.  

PubMed

The ever-increasing data demands in a radiation oncology (RO) clinic require medical physicists to have a clearer understanding of the information technology (IT) resource management issues. Clear lines of collaboration and communication among administrators, medical physicists, IT staff, equipment service engineers and vendors need to be established. In order to develop a better understanding of the clinical needs and responsibilities of these various groups, an overview of the role of IT in RO is provided. This is followed by a list of IT related tasks and a resource map. The skill set and knowledge required to implement these tasks are described for the various RO professionals. Finally, various models for assessing one's IT resource needs are described. The exposition of ideas in this white paper is intended to be broad, in order to raise the level of awareness of the RO community; the details behind these concepts will not be given here and are best left to future task group reports. PMID:19918239

Siochi, R Alfredo; Balter, Peter; Bloch, Charles D; Bushe, Harry S; Mayo, Charles S; Curran, Bruce H; Feng, Wenzheng; Kagadis, George C; Kirby, Thomas H; Stern, Robin L

2009-01-01

475

Women Technology Leaders: Gender Issues in Higher Education Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women working in higher education information technology (IT) organizations and those seeking leadership positions in these organizations face a double challenge in overcoming the traditionally male-dominated environments of higher education and IT. Three women higher education chief information officers (CIOs) provided their perspectives,…

Drury, Marilyn

2011-01-01

476

Information technology in post-industrial organizations  

SciTech Connect

Increasingly we are witnessing the emergence of new and different forms of social relations within and between organizations. This pattern, variously labeled the post-industrial society or information economy refers to the substantial changes currently evident in advanced industrialized nations. Such changes are expected to have profound implications for organization forms and the strategies adopted to cope with the complex and turbulent transition to post-industrialism. It is posited here that one such strategy is the adoption of information technology as organizations' core technology. This research explicates the fundamental changes that occur in the control strategies and work of organizations as they begin to deploy information technology as their core technology. Two main issues explored and analyzed are: (i) the role of information technology in influencing production task-control mechanisms, production strategies, and the organization of people around production processes; and (ii) the influence of social, political, and cultural processes within organizations in shaping the nature and use of information technology. The information technology increased the use of unobtrusive control mechanisms, contributed to the routinization and deskilling of systems development tasks, while enhancing their productivity and consistency.

Orlikowski, W.J.

1988-01-01

477

Leveraging Information Technology. Track III: Organizational Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven papers from the 1987 CAUSE conference's Track III, Organizational Issues, are presented. They include: "Learning Resources and Technologies: A Unified Organizational Reorientation to Administering Educational Support Services" (Morrell D. Boone); "IRM: A Short-Lived Concept?" (James I. Penrod and Michael G. Dolence); "Organizing to Manage…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

478

Nuclear Technology: Making Informed Decisions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a unit on nuclear technology which is taught in a physics class. Explains the unit design, implementation process, demonstrations used, and topics of discussion that include light and optics, naturally and artificially produced sources of radioactivity, nuclear equations, isotopes and half-lives, and power-generating nuclear reactors.…

Altshuler, Kenneth

1989-01-01

479

Introducing the NCI’s Cancer Information Service  

Cancer.gov

Introducing the NCI’s Cancer Information Service You will need Adobe Flash Player 8 or later and JavaScript enabled to view this video. You can view the movie here Staff from NCI's Cancer Information Service talk about how they connect cancer patients

480

Meeting Academic Needs for Information: A Customer Service Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Should academic libraries seek to improve general satisfaction with their services, or are some services more important than others? This article asserts that faculty and students mainly want information resources. The research analyzes LibQUAL+[TM] data to determine which other library resources contribute to information satisfaction among users.…

Saunders, E. Stewart

2008-01-01

481

Towards Building Intelligent Transportation Information Service System on Grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

Poor interpretability of current transportation systems has become an obstacle to further develop the intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Our design and implementation of intelligent transportation information service systems (ITIS) focuses on integrating heterogeneous data, transportation systems, and resources by using the grid technique. The ITIS project will refine and summarize the business model in Shanghai transportation information service system, design

Ying Li; Minglu Li; Jiao Cao; Xinhong Wu; Linpeng Huang; Ruonan Rao; Xinhua Lin; Changjun Jiang; Min-you Wu

2006-01-01

482

IPPF Co-operative Information Service (ICIS). August 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pooling of documentation service resources has resulted in the creation of an International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) integrated bibliographic information system. The former Library Bulletin has become IPPF Cooperative Information Service (ICIS). Entries in ICIS are classified according to the following nine categories: (0) General…

International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

483

Workers’ skill level and information technology: a censored regression model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the link between educational qualification structure and information technology (IT) in the service production process. The analysis is based on 1996 cross-sectional data for approximately 1,000 West German firms. The empirical evidence indicates that IT capital and high-skilled labor are complements in the production process: firms with higher IT investment output ratios employ a larger fraction of

Martin Falk; Katja Seim

2001-01-01

484

CICT Computing, Information, and Communications Technology Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The CICT Program is part of the NASA Aerospace Technology Enterprise's fundamental technology thrust to develop tools. processes, and technologies that enable new aerospace system capabilities and missions. The CICT Program's four key objectives are: Provide seamless access to NASA resources- including ground-, air-, and space-based distributed information technology resources-so that NASA scientists and engineers can more easily control missions, make new scientific discoveries, and design the next-generation space vehicles, provide high-data delivery from these assets directly to users for missions, develop goal-oriented human-centered systems, and research, develop and evaluate revolutionary technology.

Laufenberg, Lawrence; Tu, Eugene (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

485

New technology and Maritime Satellite communication services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The INMARSAT (International Maritime Satellite Organization) system is considered in terms of future technology applications in the development of low cost ship earth stations for the large numbers of smaller ships with low traffic demands, while also catering to large-volume users with multi-channel capacity terminals. Antenna stabilization and other microprocessor control system functions are reviewed. A significant means of potential cost reduction of ship earth stations is to replace stabilized 1.2 m antennae by smaller wide beam antennae with static stabilization. The recent development of a prototype Multibeam Array Model is given as one approach to producing greater satellite capacity through the use of higher gain spacecraft antennae, and to overcoming the resultant narrower beamwidth problem by using a number of spot beams to give full ocean coverage. Plans for the utilization of satellites for a Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety system are outlined.

Wooster, C. B.

1984-02-01

486

SAMGrid Peer-to-Peer Information Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

SAMGrid presently relies on the centralised database for pro- viding several services vital for the system operation. These ser- vices are all encapsulated in the SAMGrid Database Server, and include access to file metadata and replica catalogs, dataset and processing bookkeeping, as well as the runtime support for the SAMGrid station services. Access to the centralised database and DB Servers

Matthew Leslie; Sinisa Veseli

487

Rail Technology and Systems Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from Federal Transit Administration reviews some of the challenges involved in subway design. On this page, visitors will find the aims of the program as well as further research and reports regarding the sharing of tracks between transit and freight railroads, tunnel design and construction, and subway environment simulation. There is also a link to the May 2005 final report on the General Atomics Low Speed Maglev Technology Development Program, a 174-page pdf.

2008-02-11

488

Europlanet Integrated and Distributed Information Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the past decades the various disciplines in planetary sciences have developed to a very high international standard. But the collaboration between the different fields should be improved. To overcome the current fragmentation of the EU Planetary Science community and thereby to increase the scientific return of the related investment, the EU commission is funding via its Framework Program 7 the development of the "Europlanet Research Infrastructure -Europlanet RI". The Europlanet RI will consolidate the integration of the European Planetary Science community which started with Europlanet's FP6 project and will integrate major parts of the related distributed European infrastructure to be shared, fed and expanded by all planetary scientists. This infrastructure encompasses as diverse components as space exploration, ground-based observations, laboratory experiments and numerical modeling teams. Europlanet RI aims at bringing scientists from Europe and beyond together who are working in these fields, support the exchange of experts and ideas and make as many resources and data as possible available to the research community. A central part of Europlanet RI is the "Integrated and Distributed Information Service" or Europlanet-IDIS. The task of IDIS as central part of Europlanet is to provide an easy-to-use Web-based platform to locate teams and laboratories with special knowledge needed to support the own research activities, give access to the wealth of already available data, initiate new research activities needed to interpret accumulated data or to solve open questions, and to exploit synergies between space-based missions and capabilities of ground based observatories. It also offers to a wide range of teams and laboratories the possibility to share their data, advertise their capabilities and increase the scientific return by cooperation. IDIS is organized as an EU FP7 Support Activity, consisting of different access nodes which are connected by integrated search facilities, compatible structures and a common management. Each of these nodes concentrates on a special field of planetary sciences, has its own team of related international experts and is responsible for the access to information and data centres related to its area of competence. Integrated keyword-based search-possibilities direct inquiries to those node(s), most likely to return the wanted information. These nodes are hosted by the following organizations: - The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki, Finland, hosts the Technical Node for a wide range of support activities and provides the network management. - The Institute of Planetary Research (IPR) of DLR in Berlin, Germany, hosts the Planetary Surfaces and Interiors Node, concentrating on internal structure, formation and evolution of the planets, their moons, asteroids and comets. - The Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF (Space Research Institute) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) in Graz hosts the Planetary Plasma Node in close cooperation with the French space plasma data center CDPP in Toulouse. - The Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace in Paris hosts the Planetary Atmospheres Node. - The Paris Observatory hosts the Virtual Observatory Paris Data Center providing among others access to a wide range of atomic and molecular spectral databases. - The Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI) in Rome hosts the Small Bodies and Dust Node, in cooperation with the ESA/ESTECs Virtual Meteor Observatory in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, concentrating on research and observations related to solar system asteroids, comets, meteors and interplanetary dust. During the next four years a set of tools for describing, accessing and combining information and data from different sources will be developed, offering finally a Virtual Observatory like access to many data essential for planetary research from European and None-European sources. Web access via any of the mentioned nodes, e.g. the Technical Node at http://www.europlanet-idis.fi/

Schmidt, W.; Capria, M. T.; Chanteur, G.

2009-04-01

489

WSTIAC: Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center. Volume 3, Number 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The WSTIAC Newsletter is the current awareness publication of the Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC). IIT Research Institute operates WSTIAC, which services government, industry, and academia as a Center for Excellence in Weapo...

2001-01-01

490

Information technology security system engineering methodology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A methodology is described for system engineering security into large information technology systems under development. The methodology is an integration of a risk management process and a generic system development life cycle process. The methodology is to be used by Security System Engineers to effectively engineer and integrate information technology security into a target system as it progresses through the development life cycle. The methodology can also be used to re-engineer security into a legacy system.

Childs, D.

2003-01-01

491

Information flow and work productivity through integrated information technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The work environment surrounding integrated office systems is reviewed. The known effects of automated office technologies is synthesized and their known impact on work efficiency is reviewed. These effects are explored with regard to their impact on networks, work flow/processes, as well as organizational structure and power. Particular emphasis is given to structural changes due to the introduction of newer information technologies in organizations. The new information technologies have restructed the average organization's middle banks and, as a consequence, they have shrunk drastically. Organizational pyramids have flattened with fewer levels since executives have realized that they can get ahold of the needed information via the new technologies quicker and directly and do not have to rely on middle-level managers. Power shifts are typically accompanied with the introduction of these technologies resulting in the generation of a new form of organizational power.

Wigand, R. T.

1985-01-01

492

Information Technology and the Structuring of Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent work in social theory departs from prior traditions in proposing that social phenomena can be understood as comprising both subjective and ob- jective elements. We apply this premise of duality to understanding the rela- tionship between information technology and organizations. We construct a theoretical framework in which the development and deployment of infor- mation technology in organizations is a

Wanda J. Orlikowski; Daniel Robey

1991-01-01

493

Information Technology Competencies for Navy Enlisted Personnel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The military is experiencing rapid advances in technology that have the potential to revolutionize the way wars are waged. Information Technology (IT) is gaining momentum as the emerging force in modern warfare. The U.S. Navy has embarked on an ambitious ...

P. D. Vena

1998-01-01

494

Educational Technology Adoption: An Information Systems Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concentrating on the adoption and implementation of educational technology, this paper outlines and compares the conceptual definitions of educational technology (ET) and information systems (IS). Adoption and implementation models and frameworks are discussed, and similarities and differences between IS adoption and implementation and educational…

Schneberger, Scott L.; Jost, Karen Lee

495

Information and Communications Technologies Center Video Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) presents this collection of useful videos. Most of the clips are from conferences such as the 2010 CTC Winter Retreat and feature talks given at the conferences. Several other clips involve discussions of ICT academics and technology. The clips vary in length.

2011-08-09

496

77 FR 48169 - The Information Technology Agreement: Advice and Information on the Proposed Expansion: Part 1...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Investigation No. 332-536] The Information Technology Agreement: Advice and Information...Expansion: Part 1; The Information Technology Agreement: Advice and Information...investigation No. 332-532, The Information Technology Agreement: Advice and...

2012-08-13

497

Dialogic Teaching of Medical Terminology at the Cancer Information Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Medical terminology helps health care professionals to achieve efficient communication with each other, but causes difficulties when health care professionals try to inform patients and their loved ones about their conditions. This report examines naturally-occurring telephone conversations between information specialists of the Cancer Information Service (CIS) and callers who seek medical information. We describe four formats for bringing medical terminology

Robert Hopper; Juanita E. Handy Bosma; Jo Ann Ward

1992-01-01

498

Illustration of a broadcast architecture for flight information services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper illustrates the use of a broadcast data link architecture to disseminate information such as text or graphical weather data; the status of airports, airspace, and facilities; and other operational information to aircraft in flight. Provision of this type of information to the cockpit is called flight information services (FIS), and many studies conclude that having better access to

1997-01-01

499

An Evaluation of Alternative Designs for a Grid Information Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Globus information service wasn't working well. There were many updates of data from Globus daemons which saturated the single server and users couldn't retrieve information. We created a second server for NASA and Alliance. Things were great on that server, but a bit slow on the other server. We needed to know exactly how the information service was being used. What were the best servers and configurations? This viewgraph presentation gives an overview of the evaluation of alternative designs for a Grid Information Service. Details are given on the workload characterization, methodology used, and the performance evaluation.

Smith, Warren; Waheed, Abdul; Meyers, David; Yan, Jerry; Kwak, Dochan (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

500

Acquiring Information Technology Skills by Freshmen Students at Kuwait University: The Language Factor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The provision of academic courses for freshmen students aiming at improving their information technology skills is crucial due to the large number of students admitted every year. Kuwait University introduced a service course in information technology skills to freshman students in the College of Science to be taught in English, and a similar course to freshmen students in the College

Samir N. Hamade

2007-01-01