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USDA: Animal Welfare Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The USDA's Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) was mandated by the Animal Welfare Act, and the website contains everything from current animal issues to workshops for those in industries that utilize animals to licensing forms. Specifically, the AWIC is designed "to regulate and improve care of animals in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition." The site includes the proposed government rules about animal welfare that are in their public comment period, and how and where to submit your comment. Visitors can click on "In The News" to see all the animal-related rules that are in their public comment period. If visitors want to learn about the origins of veterinary medicine, they can click on "Companion Animals" on the left side of the homepage to find a link to "Veterinary History Resources at the National Agricultural Library". Finally, AWIC provides very important information and resources on alternatives to animal testing, under "Alternatives," on the left side of the homepage. Here visitors will find links to websites that explain the principles of alternatives to animal testing, as well as several papers from conferences that address the issue.

2008-01-01

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Services of the Animal Welfare Information Center at the National Agricultural Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) was created by the first Commissioner of Agriculture after the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) by the Organic Act of 1862. The NAL now includes a diverse collection of 1.9 million items that are in English and many foreign languages, covering multiple subjects and different formats, including electronic. The Animal Welfare

Jean Larson

1988-01-01

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STATEWIDE AUTOMATED CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION SYSTEM (SACWIS)  

EPA Science Inventory

SACWIS stands for Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System(s). It was authorized by Congress in 1993 to help states meet data collection and reporting requirements of the Social Security Act. The regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50 through 1355.57 provide the basis for Stat...

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Welfare: Indicators of Dependency. Policy Information Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report attempts to assemble data on the trends that are favorable or unfavorable to independence from welfare. Twelve such conditions are examined in this report, and they are summarized in table form, with an indication of the direction of the trend and comments. The information is also summarized in narrative form to give an idea of what…

Barton, Paul E.

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Transportation Center Seminar "Flight Delays, Capacity Investment and Welfare under  

E-print Network

Transportation Center Seminar "Flight Delays, Capacity Investment and Welfare under Air Transport University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Thurs. April 4, 2013 4:00 ­ 5:00 pm Location: Transportation Center in the air transportation system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local airport agencies have

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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76 FR 54249 - Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Report; Request...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Report; Request...collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Report, 25...information collection conducted under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and...

2011-08-31

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Child Welfare Information Gateway Children's Bureau/ACYF  

E-print Network

Child Welfare Information Gateway Children's Bureau/ACYF 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW Eighth Floor FOR PROFESSIONALS September 2012 Use your smartphone to access this bulletin onilne. Providing Postadoption Services

Oliver, Douglas L.

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The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services: A Program Description  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality improvement centers were created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau beginning in 2001 to promote knowledge development through an innovative approach to applied collaborative research in child welfare. The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services was funded to…

Collins-Camargo, Crystal; Ensign, Karl; Flaherty, Chris

2008-01-01

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77 FR 34934 - Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...collection associated with its Animal Welfare Act regulations for the humane handling...CONTACT: For information on the Animal Welfare Act regulations, contact Dr. Barbara...3 were promulgated under the Animal Welfare Act (the Act) (7...

2012-06-12

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Child Welfare Worker Perception of the Implementation of Family-Centered Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of Family-Centered Practice (FCP) among child welfare workers who are expected to use FCP principles in their work with children and families. Method: Nine focus groups were conducted among child welfare workers across seven different regions within one state to assess caseworker's…

Michalopoulos, Lynn; Ahn, Haksoon; Shaw, Terry V.; O'Connor, Julia

2012-01-01

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National Poverty Center Working Paper Series Welfare Reform, Saving, and Vehicle Ownership  

E-print Network

National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #05-07 May 2005 Welfare Reform, Saving, and Vehicle at the National Poverty Center Working Paper Series index at: http of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Poverty Center or any sponsoring agency

Shyy, Wei

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Alternatives and the Animal Welfare Act  

E-print Network

Alternatives and the Animal Welfare Act REDUCTION Minimize the number of animals used REFINEMENT, Maryland, USA 20705 ANIMAL WELFARE INFORMATION CENTER Congressional Record - House 17 December 1985 Senator to a minimum." United States Department of Agriculture ANIMAL WELFARE INFORMATION CENTER National Agricultural

Krstic, Miroslav

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Earth Science Information Center  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An ESIC? An Earth Science Information Center. Don't spell it. Say it. ESIC. It rhymes with seasick. You can find information in an information center, of course, and you'll find earth science information in an ESIC. That means information about the land that is the Earth, the land that is below the Earth, and in some instances, the space surrounding the Earth. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a network of Earth Science Information Centers that sell earth science products and data. There are more than 75 ESIC's. Some are operated by the USGS, but most are in other State or Federal agencies. Each ESIC responds to requests for information received by telephone, letter, or personal visit. Your personal visit.

1991-01-01

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Women's Health Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Women's Health Information Center, offered by editors of JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), provides the latest research and clinical information on women's health issues for physicians and other health professionals. A Newsline section features current stories from Reuters Health Information and special reports from Morbidity, Mortality and Weekly Reports (MMWR) which may be read in HTML or downloaded as .pdf files. The Library section features full text of selected articles on women's health issues and abstracts of articles recently published in medical journals. For the latest information on sexually transmitted diseases or contraceptive issues, visit the STD Information Center or the Contraception Information Center, each of which features the latest news, patient education materials, clinical guidelines for treatment, recommended Internet resources, and abstracts and full-text reports on the latest research.

1998-01-01

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NASA propagation information center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Propagation Information Center became formally operational in July 1988. It is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The center is several things: a communications medium for the propagation with the outside world, a mechanism for internal communication within the program, and an aid to management.

Smith, Ernest K.; Flock, Warren L.

1990-01-01

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NASA Propagation Information Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Propagation Information Center became formally operational in July 1988. It is located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Center is several things: a communications medium for the propagation with the outside world, a mechanism for internal communication within the program, and an aid to management.

Smith, Ernest K.; Flock, Warren L.

1989-01-01

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Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Housed at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports and provides information on seismic activity in Alaska. While its southern Pacific coast colleague, California, gets a lot more attention when it comes to earthquakes, Alaska experienced a magnitude 6.7 earthquake already this summer and was rocked by a 7.9 in 2002. The site offers links to general information about the center, general earthquake information, research activities at the center, education and outreach materials (including information on seismology education projects), and much more. The site is well populated with materials and should provide a great resources for those interested in North American seismic events.

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Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center contains information on seismology and tsunami research, education and outreach projects, and earthquake preparedness. There are also maps, reports, and a database on recent earthquakes and a map of historical Alaskan earthquakes, active faults, and rupture zones.

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Water Quality Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Water Quality Information Center's database of "Online Documents Covering Water and Agriculture" has an improved interface and more titles. You can now access more than 1,700 documents. The topics include things such as, irrigation, social and legal issues, regional information, water availability and quality.

2008-10-08

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NOAA's Drought Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Drought Information Center metasite serves as a gateway to NOAA's (and other) online resources on drought and climate conditions. From the US Drought Monitor (current assessment of drought status), to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, to paleo perspectives on North American drought, this site covers background information, current updates, and future predictions on droughts.

2001-01-01

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Bank Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bank Information Center (BIC) is a nonprofit, independent, non-governmental organization that "provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)." The organization's Website contains information about BIC's ongoing activities and offers useful publications and toolkits for those interested in and involved with MDBs. The Toolkits for Activists section includes fact sheets that explain the inner workings of the World Bank, covering topics such as basic information about the World Bank, the Country Assistance Strategy, World Bank policy framework, and information on World Bank's lending. Each fact sheet is available in both .pdf and HTML formats. The publications section offers a variety of resources including papers, case studies, and meeting reports, many of which are available online. Also provided are links to other monitoring organizations around the world and several online forums. An information services page will be added soon.

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National Pesticide Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) was created through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." The site contains seven primary sections, including "General Information", "Technical Information", "Pest Control", and "Emergency". Most casual visitors to the site should click on over to the "General Information" area. In this section, they will find fact sheets and posters on pesticide safety, storage and disposal, and case studies. Of course, they shouldn't forget about the other areas of the site, particularly if they are interested in regulatory issues involving pesticides and emergency resources. Finally, the site also contains a search engine for those who know exactly what they need to find.

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Death Penalty Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a nonprofit organization operating out of Washington, DC, prepares analytical reports for the media, the public, and Congress on issues concerning capital punishment. Their fact-filled, frequently updated site supplies a wealth of full-text reports, briefs, and statistics examining all aspects of capital punishment. Topic sections analyze death penalty information in relation to public opinion, race, sex, age, mental competency, deterrence, innocence, and cost. A state by state listing clearly outlines and compares the legislation and the statistics for capital punishment nationally. A comprehensive list of links to other sources of information is also provided.

1997-01-01

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National Fraud Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the National Consumers League to counter telemarketing and Internet fraud, the National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) web site offers tips for consumers to avoid common telemarketing and Internet fraud. The site also provides a list of the most popular telemarketing scams. There is also a special section with tips to help the elderly avoid fraud. At the site, visitors may submit questions and report suspected cases of fraud.

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Does Public Welfare Crowd Out Informal Safety Nets? Ethnographic Evidence from Rural Latin America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The researchers compare ethnographic data from two neighboring countries––Suriname and French Guiana––to investigate whether public welfare systems displace informal risk-sharing arrangements. The results suggest that the informal safety nets of poor rural households are deficient when shocks are extreme, irreversible, cumulative, and co-variate. Public welfare can reduce poverty by strengthening informal insurance systems, distributing cash, enabling new risk management strategies,

Lise de Dehn; Anastasia Norton

2004-01-01

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Welfare analysis of a market with pairwise meetings and asymmetric information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary. We study the welfare properties of a market with pairwise meetings and asymmetric information, establishing an equivalence between asymptotically expost individually rational and asymptotically (ex-ante, interim and ex-post) efficient equilibrium sequences.

Roberto Serrano; Oved Yosha

1996-01-01

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Aquaculture Network Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Given the declining schools of fish in many of the world's oceans, interest in aquaculture has grown exponentially in the past few years. The Aquaculture Network Information Center (ANIC) serves as an electronic gateway to thousands of online aquaculture-related resources, and is hosted by Purdue University and the University of Illinois through the Illinois - Indiana Sea Grant College Program. ANIC was started in 1994, and currently contains links to hundreds of aquaculture publications from around the globe, visual media (such as Power Point presentations), calendars of germane conferences and events, and specialty sections for species and production systems. From the ANIC home page, visitors may join discussion groups about aquaculture (organized by species), learn about different aquaculture cultivation systems, and peruse recent and archive publications from the relevant federal, state, and international agencies. For aquaculture neophytes, a FAQ section will answer ever quandary possible about the world of pond management, the perplexity of pond construction, and the inevitable debates surrounding which form of aquaculture production is most appropriate for different regions of the world.

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Welfare Reform and Information Management: Rewiring the Human Service System. Rockefeller Report No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 places vast new information burdens on state and local governments and the nonprofit and private sectors. Three classes of problems confront program and information managers implementing welfare reform: developing information infrastructure, redesigning applications to…

Maxwell, Terrence A.

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National Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. It is the USGS (United States Geological Survey) National Earthquake Information site. The site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The site can also be searched for information on specific earthquakes by time or location. There is a General Earthquake Information section with extensive earthquake education materials as well as information on seismicity, earthquake magnitude, preparedness, predictions, and locations.

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“Animal Welfare” Practices along the Food Chain: How Does Negative and Positive Information Affect Consumers?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyzes the mitigating effect of positive brand information on animal welfare on consumers' perceptions, attitudes, and buying intentions for meat products when provided before a negative information shock related to the same issue. By tackling this question, this study integrates with the existing agricultural economics literature, which mainly analyzed consumers' willingness to pay for meat with the animal

Domenico Dentoni; Glynn Tonsor; Roger Calantone; H. Christopher Peterson

2011-01-01

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Carbon Monoxide Information Center  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. Watch This Video View CO ... Sitemap RSS E-mail Related Links: Accessibility Privacy Policy Budget & Performance Open Government Freedom of Information (FOIA) ...

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Promoting Health and Welfare: The Challenge for Information Technology? : A Strategic Agenda for Enabling Disabled People  

Microsoft Academic Search

The question of how to enable disabled and disadvantaged people via information technology (IT) represents one of the challenges facing most developing countries in the coming decade. Examines the feasibility of, and argues for, an approach to health and welfare promotion centred on the enabling potential of IT. Describes the contextual specificity of the Asian (which is a highly differentiated)

On-Kwok Lai

1994-01-01

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A Grassroots Prototype for Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of trauma-informed child welfare systems (TICWSs) that advance individual agency practice to target transformation of the system as a whole has been conceptualized but not documented. A grassroots effort to build a TICWS with key participants (e.g., Department of Human Services, Community Mental Health, Family Court, schools) in…

Henry, James; Richardson, Margaret; Black-Pond, Connie; Sloane, Mark; Atchinson, Ben; Hyter, Yvette

2011-01-01

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A network system of medical and welfare information service for the patients, their families, hospitals, local governments, and commercial companies in a medical service area.  

PubMed

A service information system using the Internet, which connected the various people who are related to medical treatment and nursing welfare, was constructed. An intractable neurological disease patient who lives in the Onga district, Fukuoka, Japan, and the people who are related to the service were chosen as test users in an experimental model. The communicated service information was divided into open-use data (electronic bulletin board, welfare service, medical care service, and link to private company service home page) and closed-use data (the individual patient's hysterics). The open data server was installed in an Internet service provider The open data could be accessed not only by the patient, but also by the family, information center, companies, hospitals, and nursing commodity store related to patient's nursing and medical treatment. Closed data server was installed in an information center (public health center). Only patient and information center staff can access the closed data. Patients should search and collect the service information of various medical and welfare services by themselves. Therefore, services prepared for the patient are difficult to know, and they cannot be sufficiently utilized. With the use of this information system, all usable service information became accessible, and patients could easily use it. The electronic bulletin board system (BBS) was used by patients for knowing each other or each others' family, and was used as a device for exchange of wisdom. Also, the questions for the specialist, such as doctor, dentist, teacher, physical therapist, care manager, welfare office staff member, and public health nurse, and the answers were shown on the BBS. By arranging data file, a reference of various patients in question and answer, which appeared in this BBS, was made as "advisory hints" and was added to the open data. The advisory hints became the new service information for the patients and their family. This BBS discovered the possibility of becoming an important information source for companies, hospital and, administration to know the requirements of patients and their families and the kind of services to be served. Although suppliers provide medical and welfare services for the patient, there is a tendency that the service information is sent by the suppliers at their own convenience. The information system in which various people participated was constructed in order to collect information for the patient, taking a patient-oriented approach. The result of the model test showed that this information system using Internet technology is a good system for both the service supplier and its receiver. PMID:12018611

Matsumura, Kouji; Antoku, Yasuaki; Inoue, Reika; Kobayashi, Mariko; Hanada, Eisuke; Iwasaki, Yasutaka; Kumagai, Yasushi; Iwamoto, Haruya; Tsuchihashi, Saburo; Iwaki, Miho; Kira, Jun-ichi; Nose, Yoshiaki

2002-06-01

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Welfare-Improving Asymmetric Information in Dynamic Insurance Markets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a two-period asymmetric learning model of insurance markets. When information about past accidents is not shared by insurers, asymmetries of information develop through time. Equilibrium contracts exist, are payoff unique, and display a realistic bonus-malus pattern. Eliminating asymmetries through information sharing is…

de Garidel-Thoron, Thomas

2005-01-01

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AEIC: Arizona Earthquake Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Arizona Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) conducts research and distributes information about Arizona earthquakes in order to increase the knowledge about the causes and hazards of earthquakes. The website provides recent seismographs for many places including the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff along with a map of the fault system. Researchers can find a catalog of Arizona Earthquakes for the period of 1830 to 1998. Users can view an index map of recent earthquakes in the Intermountain West region of Utah as well.

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Air Risk Information Support Center  

SciTech Connect

The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31

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Confidence and the welfare of less-informed investors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to recommendations by the AICPA Special Committee on Financial Reporting and the Association for Investment Management and Research, the FASB recently invited comment regarding the question, “Given [efficient] markets, would any disservice be done to the interests of individual investors by allowing professional investors access to more extensive information?” [AICPA (1996) Report of the Special Committee on Financial

Robert Bloomfield; Robert Libby; Mark W. Nelson

1999-01-01

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University of Kentucky Agricultural Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you're just starting to learn about agriculture, biology, animal welfare or human environmental sciences, it can be a bit daunting. There are hundreds of online resources dealing with such matters, and separating the wheat from the chaff can be taxing and time-consuming. Valerie Perry and Jo Staggs-Neel at the University of Kentucky Library's Agricultural Information Center have created these three excellent research guides to the aforementioned subjects. The guides contain seven or eight separate subsections, including "Electronic Resources", "Best Databases", and "Frequently Cited Journals". Each guide also contains a "New Resource" area which profiles a newly added resource that complements the existing set of resources. A number of the links lead to resources that require a password or subscription, but there are enough here with open access to pique the interest of persons new to the field. Overall, it's a good way to get a basic grounding in the important online and offline resources in these three scholarly subjects.

2010-03-26

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The Sickle Cell Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia N.I.H. Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, and the Pediatrics and Hematology-Oncology Departments of the Emory University Medical School sponsor this site, an information-rich compendium on Sickle Cell Anemia that targets health care providers and patients alike. The highlights of the site, in the Health Care Providers section, are two full text publications, Problem Oriented Management of Sickle Cell Syndromes (an update of a 1991 text by James Eckman and Allan Platt), and the National Institutes of Health Publication Management and Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease. Also available are a professional summary of the disease, a list of conferences, newborn screening information, transfusion protocol information, and general information for patients and their families.

1997-01-01

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Bridging the Gap: Higher Education and Career-Centered Welfare Reform. Proceedings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference examined the current welfare policy and the continued use of higher education as a tool for moving low-income people into self-supporting careers. The proceedings include: welcoming remarks by Stephen Greenwald; keynote addresses by William Spriggs and Danny Simmons; a lunch address by Rae Alexander-Minter; remarks by Patricia…

Kosar, Kevin R., Ed.

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Center Information Scintillation Materials Research Center  

E-print Network

of polycrystalline ceramics · Thin film synthesis · Numerical simulations of growth conditions · Theoretical rays, while polycrystalline ceramics can offer lower cost alternatives in some cases. Thin films). The center is an internationally recognized research facility for the discovery, synthesis

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

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Latin American Network Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 1992 and affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is designed to "facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America." Their site was redesigned in the spring of 2008, and currently their various directories contain over 12,000 unique URLs for use by the general public. These links can be browsed by subject headings or by country, and visitors can look into more discrete topical headings like "food", "political science", and "social work". Along with these high-quality links, visitors can then click on over to their "Digital Initiatives" area. Here they will find digital collections that cover documents from the New Mexican Revolution and the full-text Fidel Castro Speech database. Visitors will also appreciate that many of the site's resources are available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center Joint Information Center  

E-print Network

Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center Joint Information Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact--, (August 22, 2011) ­ In response to the growing wildfire threat, the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination and state employees become available for fire mobilization if needed. The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination

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Today's Date __/__/20__ Information Technology -Call Center  

E-print Network

1 Today's Date __/__/20__ Information Technology - Call Center (657) 278-3925 Apply online: http _________________ Email Address _________________________________ Major ______________________ Expected Graduation Date _________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________ State ___________ Zip ___________________ Dates of Employment

de Lijser, Peter

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The Defense Technical Information Center: Acquiring Information and Imparting Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This overview of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) discusses how DTIC fits into the Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Information Program; its history, organization, users, and operations; types of information handled; subject classification; cataloging standards; Information Analysis Centers (IACs); and research and…

Molholm, Kurt N.; And Others

1988-01-01

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Reinventing vital statistics. The impact of changes in information technology, welfare policy, and health care.  

PubMed Central

Vital statistics offers a case study in the potential of new information technology and reengineering to achieve better public sector performance. New technology--notably the shift from a paper to an electronic process for recording vital events and transmitting the data to public agencies--is creating opportunities to produce more timely, accurate, and useful information. The furthest advanced innovation is the electronic birth certificate. At the same time, changes in welfare policy and health care--including efforts to establish paternity at the time of birth and to improve health care outcomes--are creating pressures for more policy-relevant data about vital events. In addition, the rise of integrated health plans and health information networks is radically altering the organizational context of vital statistics. On the basis of a State-by-State survey of vital statistics officials, the authors estimate that at the end of 1994, 58 percent of all births in the United States were being recorded on an electronic birth certificate and communicated to a public agency electronically. Nearly all respondents reported that the electronic birth certificate brought improvements in both timeliness and accuracy of data. Achieving the full promise of the new technology, however, will require more fundamental changes in institutions and policies and a reconceptualization of the birth certificate as part of a broader perinatal information system. Images p537-a PMID:7480607

Starr, P; Starr, S

1995-01-01

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Outline of Toshiba Business Information Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Toshiba Business Information Center gathers and stores inhouse and external business information used in common within the Toshiba Corp., and provides companywide circulation, reference and other services. The Center established centralized information management system by employing decentralized computers, electronic file apparatus (30cm laser disc) and other office automation equipments. Online retrieval through LAN is available to search the stored documents and increasing copying requests are processed by electronic file. This paper describes the purpose of establishment of the Center, the facilities, management scheme, systematization of the files and the present situation and plan of each information service.

Nagata, Yoshihiro

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Balanced Decision Making in Child Welfare: Structured Processes Informed by Multiple Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child welfare workers face considerable challenges in making consistent and effective placement decisions for children and families. The purpose of this article is to review literature regarding the benefits and pitfalls inherent in individual and group decision-making processes, specifically applied to the child welfare context. The article proposes a conceptual framework that draws from the strengths of both types of

Thomas M. Crea

2010-01-01

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National Center for Geographic Information  

E-print Network

was titled "Case Study Research Methods for Geographic Information Systems" (Onsrud, Pinto, and Azad 1992 Methodology for MIS Case Studies" (Lee 1989). The "Case Study Research Methods" paper was used subsequently, and B. Azad (1992) Case study research methods for geographic information systems. URISA Journal, 4(l

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Defense Technical Information Center thesaurus  

SciTech Connect

This DTIC Thesaurus provides a basic multidisciplinary subject term vocabulary used by DTIC to index and retrieve scientific and technical information from its various data bases and to aid DTIC`s users in their information storage and retrieval operations. It includes an alphabetical posting term display, a hierarchy display, and a Keywork Out of Context (KWOC) display.

Dickert, J.H. [ed.] [comp.

1996-10-01

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15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC). 950...INFORMATION § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...should be addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center, National...

2010-01-01

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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis  

E-print Network

1 NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis..............................................................................................................26 How Has the Research Agenda Been Affected?........................................26 What Do We Know Now That is New?.....................................................27 What recommendations would

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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National Center for Geographic Information  

E-print Network

is beginning to affect the organization and operation of policy-making. In this paper, we address the problems not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. #12;1. INTRODUCTION: DATA, INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND INTELLIGENCE involve us in a discussion of existing and proposed systems of data management and display, together

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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78 FR 14549 - National Contact Center; Information Collection; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Control No. 3090-0278; Docket 2012-0001; Sequence 19] National Contact Center; Information Collection; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey AGENCY: Contact Center Services, Federal Citizen Information Center, Office of...

2013-03-06

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The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, located within the computer science department at the University of Massachusetts, is dedicated to "developing tools that provide effective and efficient access to large, heterogeneous, distributed, text and multimedia databases." To this end, the Center conducts a number of research activities, along with some rather compelling demonstration projects that visitors may want to examine. One of their demonstration projects located online is Acrophile, which allows users to search a database containing over 51,000 acronyms. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Center has also been able to make a number of their working papers available online. The papers are divided into thematic areas, including information retrieval, with the series extending back to 1987. The site concludes with information about the Center's continuing research projects, personnel, and membership materials.

2003-01-01

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National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Training Videos.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) maintains a set of computerized files of documented criminal justice information reported by a network of over 60,000 participating national, regional, state, and local agencies. The files, dealing with wanted persons, missing persons, unidentified persons, and stolen…

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC. National Crime Information Center.

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Center for Women and Information Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT), located at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, was named "the best resource on women and technology on the Web" by ABCNews.com. The center's primary goal is to promote women's involvement in the IT industry. CWIT's Web site provides a wealth of information for women, ranging from learning the basics of computers to IT training and certification. Women considering IT as a field of study will also find information on financial aid and the CWIT Scholars Program. There is a list of books and many links to news articles about women and IT that are both interesting and insightful. .

2002-01-01

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15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC... § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...qualified users, including governments, universities, non-profit...addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2012-01-01

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15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC... § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...qualified users, including governments, universities, non-profit...addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2011-01-01

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15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC... § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...qualified users, including governments, universities, non-profit...addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2013-01-01

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15 CFR 950.6 - Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).  

...2014-01-01 false Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC... § 950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC...qualified users, including governments, universities, non-profit...addressed to: Environmental Science Information Center,...

2014-01-01

63

Information Scanning and Processing at the Nuclear Safety Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a detailed manual of the information specialist's duties at the Nuclear Safety Information Center. Information specialists scan the literature for documents to be reviewed, procure the documents (books, journal articles, reports, etc.), keep the document location records, and return the documents to the plant library or other…

Parks, Celia; Julian, Carol

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West Asian Special Libraries and Information Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special libraries are defined in this paper as those libraries serving such institutions as government offices, private corporations, associations, and university departments. Information centers are similar to special libraries but provide personalized, high quality reference service, usually in science and technology, and often using mechanical…

Harvey, John F.

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A Model Academic Integrated Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses three configurations that were developed for the Integrated Information Center (IIC) at the University of Minnesota. These configurations--basic, intermediate, and advanced--represent increasing sophistication of support capabilities, increasing costs, and possible stages of implementation, depending on the requirements of the academic…

Adams, Carl; And Others

1991-01-01

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Library and Information Center Management. Fifth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adhering to the proven fundamentals and the same general structure as previous editions, this revision updates and expands the material in the text to cover the latest managerial systems and approaches. The book presents the principles of library and information center management in a conceptual framework as it examines dynamics within the…

Stueart, Robert D.; Moran, Barbara B.

67

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

68

14 CFR 1206.401 - Location of NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS 39529. (11) NASA Information Center, NASA Management Office Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109. (12) NASA Information Center, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF),...

2010-01-01

69

14 CFR 1206.401 - Location of NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS 39529. (11) NASA Information Center, NASA Management Office Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109. (12) NASA Information Center, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF),...

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 1206.401 - Location of NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS 39529. (11) NASA Information Center, NASA Management Office Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109. (12) NASA Information Center, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF),...

2013-01-01

71

14 CFR 1206.401 - Location of NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS 39529. (11) NASA Information Center, NASA Management Office Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109. (12) NASA Information Center, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF),...

2012-01-01

72

Linking Child Welfare and Mental Health Using Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An abundance of research suggests that children in the child welfare system (CWS) have experienced numerous traumatic events and are exhibiting traumatic stress symptoms. Therefore, it is critical that the CWS work closely with the mental health system to ensure that these children receive the appropriate trauma screening, trauma-focused…

Conradi, Lisa; Wherry, Jeffrey; Kisiel, Cassandra

2011-01-01

73

Center for Earthquake Research and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis. Scientific users can access technical information on earthquakes in the New Madrid zone and central U.S., databases and catalogs, damage reports, and links to other earthquake data. For the general public there is basic information, facts, and frequently asked questions about earthquakes; preparedness tips; a link to request speakers or presentations; and a link to a site where earthquakes can be reported. For eduators there are links to teachers' guides and lesson plans, preparedness tips, and CERI tour information. For graduate students there is information about CERI graduate studies, admissions and application information, and course descriptions.

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Social Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although it is commonly agreed that social welfare ideas and philosophies emanate from many faith traditions, the complex\\u000a link between religion and social welfare merits careful examination. Prowelfare values only set the overall social expectations;\\u000a they do not create formal social welfare programs. Helping the needy can range from a one-time help for a known neighbor to\\u000a the establishment of

Ram A. Cnaan; Charlene C. McGrew

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The Center for Earthquake Research and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis offers an assortment of educational materials about earthquake causes, impacts, and safety. Educators and students can find science fair ideas, lesson plans, earthquake survivor stories, and much more. Within the technical information link, users can find seismic data, information on recent earthquakes, and materials on the seismic networks. The Public Awareness link furnishes interesting earthquake myths and folklore, facts about the New Madrid Fault System, and tips on how to survive an earthquake. The website also presents the many research projects at CERI.

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Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) resource center, aims to "contribute to scientific and technological innovation in telecommunications education" as well as to "provide appropriately skilled technicians and technologists" to information and communication technologies (ICT) businesses, industry, and users. In the "Publications" section of this site, visitors will find links to ICT textbooks and a helpful glossary of telecommunications terms. In the "Resources" section, there are a number of ICT workforce development presentations and Flash simulations on topics such as shift keying and Ethernet switching. Also in this section, there is a web tutorial on designing accessible web pages. This site has a great deal of information to assist students and technologists in telecommunications fields, as well as ready-to-use instructional materials for educators.

2007-08-20

77

Federal Reserve System's National Information Center of Banking Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Information Center (NIC) web site contains extensive information about banks and other institutions regulated or supervised by the Federal Reserve. These include banks (including commercial and savings), savings and loan associations, credit unions and bank holding companies, among others. The information available includes balance sheets and income statements; details on the types of loans for the most recent five quarters for all institutions are available. The corporate structure and branch location of any institution can be found at the site.

2007-05-21

78

Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust  

E-print Network

Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust http://cybersecurity.ist.psu.edu Dr. Peng Liu, Director cai@ist.psu.edu Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust 16802-6822 The Center for Cyber-Security, Information Privacy, and Trust, aka Lions Center

Squicciarini, Anna Cinzia

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ORNL/CDIAC-34 Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and  

E-print Network

ORNL/CDIAC-34 May 1999 Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (423) 574-3645 Oak Ridge National Laboratory URL: http 37831-6335 FTP: cdiac.esd.ornl.gov #12;ORNL/CDIAC-34 May 1999 Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

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Promising Practices and Strategies for Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Foster Care Placement Stability: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper will provide information on a recent Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) conducted by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Foster Care Placement Stability. Information on this particular BSC will be provided, followed by initial findings gathered from an evaluation of…

Conradi, Lisa; Agosti, Jen; Tullberg, Erika; Richardson, Lisa; Langan, Heather; Ko, Susan; Wilson, Charles

2011-01-01

81

Information hierarchies optimize patient-centered solutions.  

PubMed

Enabling science and information technologies has catalyzed a surge of biological, clinical, demographic, health services, and comparative-effectiveness data. While accelerating the deconvolution of complex pathophysiological, medical, social, and environmental networks and systems, these platforms have produced informational quanta devoid of contextualization. Therapeutic innovation is thus now challenged with moving beyond knowledge generation and curation to integrated solution-seeking paradigms that organize functionally related information, producing system-level insights into health and disease for optimized patient-centered outcomes. This annual issue on therapeutics innovations highlights emerging considerations for the generation and hierarchical organization of scientific and clinical information and its translation to advancing next-generation disease management. PMID:23241831

Waldman, S A; Terzic, A

2013-01-01

82

Information spreading and development of cultural centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The historical interplay between societies is governed by many factors, including in particular the spreading of languages, religion, and other symbolic traits. Cultural development, in turn, is coupled to the emergence and maintenance of information spreading. Strong centralized cultures exist due to attention from their members, whose faithfulness in turn relies on the supply of information. Here we discuss a culture evolution model on a planar geometry that takes into account aspects of the feedback between information spreading and its maintenance. Features of the model are highlighted by comparing it to cultural spreading in ancient and medieval Europe, where it suggests in particular that long-lived centers should be located in geographically remote regions.

Dybiec, Bart?omiej; Mitarai, Namiko; Sneppen, Kim

2012-05-01

83

7 CFR 3430.1008 - Sun Grant Information Analysis Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 15 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. 3430.1008...PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sun Grant Program § 3430.1008 Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. The...

2011-01-01

84

7 CFR 3430.1008 - Sun Grant Information Analysis Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 15 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. 3430.1008...PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sun Grant Program § 3430.1008 Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. The...

2013-01-01

85

7 CFR 3430.1008 - Sun Grant Information Analysis Center.  

... 15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. 3430.1008...PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sun Grant Program § 3430.1008 Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. The...

2014-01-01

86

7 CFR 3430.1008 - Sun Grant Information Analysis Center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 15 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. 3430.1008...PROGRAMS-GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Sun Grant Program § 3430.1008 Sun Grant Information Analysis Center. The...

2012-01-01

87

Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center (NHRAIC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder works with researchers, individuals, and organizations to reduce the social and political damages caused by natural disasters. The website presents its many projects such as the Emergency Management Education Project and the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook, a system to quickly respond to a potentially deadly flood. Students and educators can learn about scholarships, student paper competitions, and upcoming conferences and meetings. The site offers a bimonthly periodical and synopses of post-disaster studies. Users can also subscribe to the free email newsletter dealing with hazards and disasters.

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Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This meta-site is highlighted by the database and information system directory, an exhaustively annotated section containing hundreds of items. Also included are a meetings calendar, over 30 topic-based links to directories of experts, a small annotated directory of pointers to other agricultural meta-sources, a pilot on-line reference service center, and a section of plant disease announcements. It also contains the AGRICOLA Subject Category Code Scope Notes. The U.S. National Agricultural Library maintains this site.

1998-01-01

89

The National Women's Health Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed to provide women with authoritative and timely knowledge of a host of womens health issues, the National Womens Health Information Center site (sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services) offers a reliable and thorough overview of hundreds of topics and current news briefs. Health topics on the site (which range from abstinence to yellow fever) are alphabetically listed or can also be located by entering keywords. Visitors to the site can also sign up here to receive weekly health tips via email. Along with featuring information on health topics, other issues affecting women are well-represented here, including domestic violence awareness and body image. Also helpful is the fact that the site is also available in Spanish, which will be useful to Spanish-speaking persons and health professionals working with Spanish speakers.

90

Organization and management of the information center: case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides case studies of thirteen St. Louis based information centers. The objectives of the paper are to describe the responsibilities of information center professionals, to identify tools and resources for end user computing, to describe users and user-developed applications, and to identify policies relating to end user application development. The findings reflect the growth of information center resources

Mary Sumner

1985-01-01

91

National Poverty Center Working Paper Series We're Not All Deadbeat Parents: Welfare Recipient Voices on  

E-print Network

National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #12 ­ 14 May 2012 We're Not All Deadbeat Parents Poverty Center Working Paper Series index at: http of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Poverty Center or any sponsoring

Edwards, Paul N.

92

PACE Center: A Mobile Career Information and Exploration Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative component of the Federally-sponsored Bingham County career education project is the Programed Activities for Career Exploration (PACE) Center, a mobile unit offering programed student activities to assist individual students in career planning. The mobile center visits each high school in the county; the sophomore year is selected as…

Bingham County Career Education, Blackfoot, ID.

93

32 CFR 37.1030 - What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...requirement to forward copies of technical reports to the DTIC, as...

2010-07-01

94

32 CFR 37.1030 - What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...requirement to forward copies of technical reports to the DTIC, as...

2013-07-01

95

32 CFR 37.1030 - What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...requirement to forward copies of technical reports to the DTIC, as...

2011-07-01

96

32 CFR 37.1030 - What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...What information must I report to the Defense Technical Information Center? ...requirement to forward copies of technical reports to the DTIC, as...

2012-07-01

97

A Resource Center for Informal Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dickow, B.

2011-12-01

98

After Welfare  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past few years, the American RadioWorks has raised the bar for like-minded radio documentary programs, producing thought-provoking and insightful studies on topics such as, Congressional reform, intelligent design, and international adoption programs. In this recently released documentary, John Biewen has created this introspective look into the world of welfare reform in the United States, and how it has affected the lives of five different women and their families. The women profiled come from a host of different backgrounds, and visitors may be surprised at some of the findings that Biewen presents in the documentary. The site also includes an interactive feature that allows users to find out how their own state ranks in terms of welfare and foodstamp recipients, welfare check sizes, time limits, and unemployment rates. Visitors can also look over a list of additional external links of interest and also read the complete transcript of the program.

Biewen, John

2006-01-01

99

National Center for Biotechnology Information: Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) does a number of educational outreach programs, and their tutorials come highly recommended. In the "Web Tutorials" area, visitors will find nine different resources that cover DNA manipulation and the identification of disease genes. A good portion of these materials are collected from publications. Publications include "Comparative Genomics" and other documents, and they are available in their entirety via the "Bookshelf" section of the site. Moving on, the detailed "Problem Sets" are taken from other NCBI publications, and they cover disease genes and 3D protein structures. Finally, the "Video Tutorials" section of the site offers tutorials on how to quickly obtain specific materials from the NCBI website and PubMed.

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The National Women's Health Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office of Women's Health, which was originally established in 1991. Without a doubt, this fine site will be of great interest to health care professionals, educators, and a wide segment of society. Their homepage offers a wide array of helpful resources, divided into topics such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, funding opportunities, and a set of health tools. The health tools area is particularly useful as it offers such resources as ovulation calculator, a BMI calculator, and a heart disease risk test. Visitors to the homepage will also want to look through the day's health news, search their event calendar, and access the most recently updated sections. Finally, a number of these resources are available in Spanish.

101

Domestic Violence and Welfare Policy: Research Findings That Can Inform Policies on Marriage and Child Well-Being. Research Forum on Children, Families, and the New Federalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserting that the welfare reform proposals of the mid-1990s drew attention to the problem of domestic violence among individuals receiving public assistance who are among the poorest of the poor, this report examines what is known from past research on domestic violence that may inform policies related to marriage and child well-being. In…

Lawrence, Sharmila

102

Caregiving grandmothers with vs. without child welfare system involvement: Effects of expressed need, formal services, and informal social support on caregiver burden  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined needs, formal service utilization, informal support, and caregiver burden among grandmothers parenting grandchildren. Two groups were compared: 73 public and 108 private caregivers (with vs. without child welfare system involvement). Public caregivers used more formal services, particularly basic subsistence and legal services, suggesting greater access. Higher levels of need were associated with higher levels of caregiver burden.

Catherine Chase Goodman; Marilyn Kay Potts; Eileen Mayers Pasztor

2007-01-01

103

Implementing an Information Center in a Complex University Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To meet the growing need for immediate information to support administrative decision making, the Cooperative Computer Center, a computing consortium serving Chicago State University, Governors State University, and Northeastern Illinois University, established an Information Center. The heart of the center is its user-friendly software.…

Lewandowski, Arthur R.

1984-01-01

104

Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Interested parties who care about their own heart, or the heart of a loved one, will find that the Texas Heart Institute website has a wealth of information in the "For Patients and Consumers" section on the homepage. Researchers and doctors will also find much to love about the Texas Heart Institute website, with its "For Medical Professionals" section, also on its homepage. Patients interested in enrolling in the Stem Cell Center's clinical trials, can click on the "Enrolling Patients" tab near the top of the page on the left hand side. Patients interested in finding out if they have the ten classic risk factors that lead to an unhealthy heart, can click "How healthy is your heart?", near the bottom of the page, to take the quiz. Doctors can read a guide to the website by clicking on the link "Resources for Physicians" at the top of the section of the homepage designated "For Medical Professionals". Information on Continuing Medical Education (CME) is available on the left hand side of the page, as well as the upcoming Texas Heart Institute "symposia" topics. Clicking on one of the topics will take the medical professional to an online registration form for the symposia, along with a synopsis of the topic that will be discussed.

105

Marketing the Products and Services of Information Analysis Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Information analysis centers must perform the function of evaluation as well as compilation, in order to generate products and services with increased utility and user acceptance. These centers must also perform a dual role as wholesaler and retailer. The...

W. H. Koch, W. Grattidge

1971-01-01

106

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education  

E-print Network

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education 9800 Savage Road Ft Science 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, CO 80918 Dear Dr. Yue: I am pleased to inform you that the National, Colorado Springs as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education

Yue, Chuan

107

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information. 40.5 Section 40...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information. (a) Authorized access...Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history records are law enforcement...

2011-04-01

108

Nuclear Safety Information Center, Its Products and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Nuclear Safety Information Center (NSIC) serves as a focal point for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to safety problems encountered in the design, analysis, and operation of nuclear facilities. (Author/AB)

Buchanan, J. R.

1970-01-01

109

User-centered evaluation of information: a research challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose - This paper sets out to present the concept of the value of information, review the descriptive, rational, social and behavioral approaches for assessing the value of information, and explain why user-centered rather than information-centered evaluations are the most relevant. Design\\/methodology\\/approach - The paper starts by highlighting the main facets and market characteristics which influence the value of information.

Daphne R. Raban

2007-01-01

110

Sibling Caretaking in Immigrant Families: Understanding Cultural Practices to Inform Child Welfare Practice and Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of migration studies has well-documented children and youth's roles as "culture brokers," by which they mediate relationships, information, and services between the immigrant household and the institutions of the host society. There is growing interest in understanding the contribution of children and youth to socially valued…

Hafford, Carol

2010-01-01

111

Migration of Applications and Information to Data Center Services  

E-print Network

Migration of Applications and Information to Data Center Services Information Technology Office plans will define a goal state and project steps to reach that state. The plan may start with migration how to prepare for and plan for migration to data center services. How to Use Central Hosting Services

Shahriar, Selim

112

Information and Communications Technologies Center (ICT) YouTube Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page presents the YouTube channel of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center). There is a growing collection of videos - focusing on information and communication technologies - on topics such as Second Life, the oscilloscope, digital media production, games and gaming, as well as a number of interviews with others in the telecommunications technology field.

2008-09-08

113

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Center Print Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center provides a list of print publications from the ICT Center Delmar Learning Series, created by Delmar Learning and the ICT Center. Titles include Introduction to Telecommunications Networks, Basic Telecommunications: The Physical Layer, Fiber Optic Communications and Network Security. The listings for each book include links to information and sample chapters on Delmar Learning's website, as well as links to order the titles on Amazon.com.

2012-10-29

114

National Space Science Data Center Information Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) was established by NASA in 1964 to provide for the preservation and dissemination of scientific data from NASA missions. It has evolved to support distributed, active archives that were established in the Planetary, Astrophysics, and Heliophysics disciplines through a series of Memoranda of Understanding. The disciplines took over responsibility for working with new projects to acquire and distribute data for community researchers while the NSSDC remained vital as a deep archive. Since 2000, NSSDC has been using the Archive Information Package to preserve data over the long term. As part of its effort to streamline the ingest of data into the deep archive, the NSSDC developed and implemented a data model of desired and required metadata in XML. This process, in use for roughly five years now, has been successfully used to support the identification and ingest of data into the NSSDC archive, most notably those data from the Planetary Data System (PDS) submitted under PDS3. A series of software packages (X-ware) were developed to handle the submission of data from the PDS nodes utilizing a volume structure. An XML submission manifest is generated at the PDS provider site prior to delivery to NSSDC. The manifest ensures the fidelity of PDS data delivered to NSSDC. Preservation metadata is captured in an XML object when NSSDC archives the data. With the recent adoption by the PDS of the XML-based PDS4 data model, there is an opportunity for the NSSDC to provide additional services to the PDS such as the preservation, tracking, and restoration of individual products (e.g., a specific data file or document), which was unfeasible in the previous PDS3 system. The NSSDC is modifying and further streamlining its data ingest process to take advantage of the PDS4 model, an important consideration given the ever-increasing amount of data being generated and archived by orbiting missions at the Moon and Mars, other active projects such as BRRISON, LADEE, MAVEN, INSIGHT, OSIRIS-REX and ground-based observatories. Streamlining the ingest process also benefits the continued processing of PDS3 data. We will report on our progress and status.

Bell, E. V.; McCaslin, P.; Grayzeck, E.; McLaughlin, S. A.; Kodis, J. M.; Morgan, T. H.; Williams, D. R.; Russell, J. L.

2013-12-01

115

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER (UHC) NOTICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER (UHC) NOTICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY PRACTICES THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. Understanding Your Health Record/Information Each time you visit or treatment. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as: · A basis

Arnold, Jonathan

116

Developmental transition from object-centered to viewer-centered information in young children's drawings.  

PubMed

This study examined the developmental transition from object-centered to viewer-centered information in young children's drawings. 66 children, ages 4 to 6 years old, drew a miniature snowman as they saw it. The miniature snowman was presented to them with the head positioned to the (1) front, (2) back, (3) left, or (4) right. The face of the snowman was always down and concealed while the children were drawing. 4-yr.-olds more often made canonical drawings, 5-yr.-olds made conflicting drawings, and 6-yr.-olds made view-specific or vertical drawings. These findings suggested that the 4-yr.-olds drew an object using object-centered information, the 5-yr.-olds confused object- with viewer-centered information, and 6-yr.-olds represented an object by viewer-centered information. PMID:15739854

Taguchi, Masanori

2004-12-01

117

NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS  

E-print Network

activities have drawn attention to the existence of the Center, both in the US and abroad. Finally.1 million a year for five years. The first year's operation officially began December 1, 1988, with funding base structures; artificial intelligence and expert systems relevant to the development of geographic

California at Santa Barbara, University of

118

Center for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The prototype AIDS patent library is a system designed by MCNC's Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval (CNIDR) for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and will serve as a model for storing and disseminating government and other public documents in the future. The system uses CNIDR-developed information retrieval software and supports direct access to patents through a variety of popular network information services such as Z39.50, World Wide Web and electronic mail.

1994-01-01

119

National Center for Standards and Certification Information: Service and programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) provides information on U.S., foreign and international voluntary standards, government regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. The Center serves as a referral service and focal point in the United States for information on standards and standards-related information. NCSCI staff respond to inquiries, maintain a reference collection of standards and standards-related documents, and serve as the U.S. inquiry point for information to and from foreign countries.

Overman, Joanne

1994-01-01

120

Legal Issues for an Integrated Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ability to collect, store, retrieve, and combine information in computerized databases has magnified the potential for misuse of information. Laws have begun to deal with these new threats by expanding rights of privacy, copyright, misrepresentation, products liability, and defamation. Laws regarding computerized databases are certain to…

Rees, Warren; And Others

1991-01-01

121

Information Center NIH Publication No. 05-5212  

E-print Network

Genetic And Rare Diseases Information Center NIH Publication No. 05-5212 Revised February 2013 information, visit the NHGRI Web site at http://www.genome.gov/. #12;What is the Genetic and Rare Diseases diseases that are rare or genetic or both. GARD is staffed by experienced Information Specialists who

Bandettini, Peter A.

122

Information Requested About Organ Donation in Primary Health Care Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information provided by primary care workers about organ donation significantly affects the attitude of the general public. The objective of this study was to evaluate information about donation requested by the general public in health centers in an autonomous community (region) of Spain and to find out how many workers provided relevant information.

A. Ríos; C. Conesa; P. Ramírez; J. Sánchez; E. Sánchez; F. Ramos; P. Parrilla

2006-01-01

123

News Note: NCI Awards Cancer Information Service Contact Center  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute announced yesterday the selection of a single organization for a multiple year contract award to operate its Cancer Information Service (CIS) Contact Center. The program will be located at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., and will serve the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S.-associated Pacific Territories.

124

Center for Information Systems Research Research Briefings 2002  

E-print Network

This paper is comprised of research briefings from the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). CISR's mission is to perform practical empirical research on how firms generate business ...

ROSS, JEANNE W.

2003-06-02

125

Child Care as Welfare Prevention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a series from the Child Care Law Center, this issue of "Working for Change" discusses the need for quality, affordable child care as a support for working parents trying to break out of welfare dependency. This report details the current realities of poor parents who struggle to find and pay for child care while they work and those who…

Working for Change, 1995

1995-01-01

126

Developing a center for comparative effectiveness information.  

PubMed

Interest in objective, credible comparative clinical effectiveness information has been growing in the United States, both by those who support competitive behavior in health care and by those who support administered pricing. The Medicare drug benefit has heightened interest in better information, although the potential payoff is even greater for medical procedures than for drugs, since procedures account for more of the health care dollar. Careful consideration needs to be given regarding the appropriate structure, placement, financing, and function of an agency devoted to comparative effectiveness if it is to achieve its objective: a mechanism to support better decision making in health care. PMID:17090555

Wilensky, Gail R

2006-01-01

127

EMPLOYER DEMAND FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND THE BUSINESS CYCLE  

E-print Network

or supports to welfare recipients (such as child care, transportation assistance, training, etc0 EMPLOYER DEMAND FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND THE BUSINESS CYCLE: EVIDENCE FROM RECENT EMPLOYER for the conference, "Welfare Reform and the Macroeconomy" sponsored by the Joint Center for Poverty Research

Shyy, Wei

128

Interactive Media Center: Digital Image Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Confused by how to get better photos with your digital camera? Intrigued by the thought of learning more about Photoshop? The fine folks at the Interactive Media Center at the State University of New York, University of Albany cover these topics (and many more) on this site. The materials here were originally created to assist students at the university, but they are now available for the general public as well. There are over two dozen mini-tutorials here, and they include "Photoshop CS4: Basic Tips & Tricks," "Create Text Filled with a Photograph in Photoshop," and "Ten Tips for Using Images on the Web." There are also a number of "See It In Action" interactive demonstrations that show interested parties how to use the Photoshop crop tool and how to reset photo resolutions on Photoshop for printing.

Lipera, Roger

129

78 FR 70515 - Petition To Promulgate Standards for Bears Under the Animal Welfare Act Regulations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Standards for Bears Under the Animal Welfare Act Regulations AGENCY: Animal...requesting that we amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add specific...INFORMATION: Background The Animal Welfare Act (AWA, 7 U.S.C. 2131...

2013-11-26

130

20 CFR 645.240 - What are the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? 645...LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General...reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? ...accrual information through an analysis of the documentation on...

2010-04-01

131

20 CFR 645.240 - What are the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? 645...LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General...reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? ...accrual information through an analysis of the documentation on...

2012-04-01

132

20 CFR 645.240 - What are the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? 645...LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General...reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? ...accrual information through an analysis of the documentation on...

2011-04-01

133

20 CFR 645.240 - What are the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? 645...LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General...reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? ...accrual information through an analysis of the documentation on...

2013-04-01

134

20 CFR 645.240 - What are the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs?  

...the reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? 645...LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General...reporting requirements for Welfare-to-Work programs? ...accrual information through an analysis of the documentation on...

2014-04-01

135

Helpful Information Career Management Center (312) 567-6800  

E-print Network

Helpful Information Career Management Center (312) 567-6800 Disability Resources (312) 567 630-682-6000 Information Technology & Management Industrial Technology & Management Institute for Food on the Bench Park and have a BBQ. Burges, Hot Dogs, Veggie burgers, chips, soda are available for SAT students

Saniie, Jafar

136

Helpful Information Career Management Center (312) 567-6800  

E-print Network

Helpful Information Career Management Center (312) 567-6800 Disability Resources (312) 567 Campus 201 E Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60189 630-682-6000 Information Technology & Management Industrial, soda are available for SAT students only. Games will be available for play. This is our big fall event

Saniie, Jafar

137

Cost Reduction for Special Libraries and Information Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty papers were selected from the Technical Program of the First Mid-Year Regional Conference of the American Society for Information Science, held at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio in May 1972. The papers cover a range of subjects related to the general theme of cost reduction in libraries and information centers. Following an…

Slater, Frank, Ed.

138

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) Notes, 1989-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) collects printed material on archives, manuscripts, and records management. ALIC compiles a database of these materials, sources of archival services and supplies, and information on significant archival projects. "ALIC Notes" is a brief…

ALIC Notes, 1992

1992-01-01

139

UrbanSolutionsCenter Pest Management Information for Consumers  

E-print Network

UrbanSolutionsCenter Pest Management Information for Consumers Background Nearly one-third of all pesticides manufactured in the United States are used by consumers in, and around, the home. Potential consequences of lack of information about pesticides among consumers include overuse and misuse, improper

Behmer, Spencer T.

140

14 CFR 1206.402 - Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... true Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. 1206.402 Section 1206...402 Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. (a) Each NASA Information Center will have available for...

2011-01-01

141

14 CFR 1206.402 - Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. 1206.402 Section 1206...402 Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. (a) Each NASA Information Center will have available for...

2013-01-01

142

14 CFR 1206.402 - Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. 1206.402 Section 1206...402 Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. (a) Each NASA Information Center will have available for...

2010-01-01

143

14 CFR 1206.402 - Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. 1206.402 Section 1206...402 Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers. (a) Each NASA Information Center will have available for...

2012-01-01

144

Helen Bader School of Social Welfare CertifiCate I Minor I SpeCialization  

E-print Network

Information Technology Ethics CrmJst 295 Crime and Criminal Justice Policy 3 cr CrmJst 662 Methods of Social Welfare Research 3 cr CrmJst 480 Criminal Evidence and Investigation 3 cr CrmJst 510 Introduction to Crime '09, MS CJ `11 Crime analyst with Milwaukee police Department's intelligence Fusion Center New! !All

Saldin, Dilano

145

Situation of Drug Information Centers and Services in Costa Rica  

PubMed Central

PAHO establishes guidelines that must be met by drug information centers (DIC) and the drug information services (DIS). Objective To describe the operations, activities, and resources of the DICs and the DISs affiliated with public institutions of Costa Rica, and their adjustment to the provisions set forth by the PAHO. Methods Descriptive study conducted in May 2003. The officers in charge of each of the seven public DICs or DISs in Costa Rica were interviewed, and inquiries were made regarding aspects of the structure and process of their centers. Results In Costa Rica there are seven public drug information units, that is, four DICs and three DISs. One of the DICs is located in this university, and the remaining six centers and services are in located in hospitals. Five of the centers do not have the primary sources required by the PAHO. Fifteen out of the 36 tertiary sources recommended are not available in any of the centers. 100% of the information units carry out four main activities: answering inquiries from the hospital community, answering inquiries from users outside the hospital, implementing education programs for patients and risk groups, and rotation programs for student training. Conclusions The activities developed by the DISs and the DICs in Costa Rica are similar to each other; they respond not only to the PAHO’s guidelines, but they also have similarities with the activities and operations of other DICs worldwide. Primary, secondary, and tertiary bibliographical support must be strengthened.

Hall, Victoria; Gomez, Carolina; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando

146

World Key Information Service System Designed For EPCOT Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An advanced Bell Laboratories and Western Electric designed electronic information retrieval system utilizing the latest Information Age technologies, and a fiber optic transmission system is featured at the Walt Disney World Resort's newest theme park - The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT Center). The project is an interactive audio, video and text information system that is deployed at key locations within the park. The touch sensitive terminals utilizing the ARIEL (Automatic Retrieval of Information Electronically) System is interconnected by a Western Electric designed and manufactured lightwave transmission system.

Kelsey, J. A.

1984-03-01

147

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis GEOGRAPHIES OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY  

E-print Network

the "impacts of geographic information technologies on individuals, groups, and society as a wholeNational Center for Geographic Information and Analysis GEOGRAPHIES OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY......................................................................................18 #12;1 GEOGRAPHIES OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY: PLACE AND IDENTITY IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGICALLY

California at Santa Barbara, University of

148

Information Please return to ITS Support Center, Mail Stop: ITS Kerr University Administrative Information System  

E-print Network

Information Please return to ITS Support Center, Mail Stop: ITS Kerr Technology Services University Administrative Information System ACCESS TO INFORMATION STATEMENT Federal law, California law, and University policy protects any information that is maintained by the University that identifies or describes

California at Santa Cruz, University of

149

The National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center  

PubMed Central

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) develops and provides access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. DIMRC focuses on maintaining access to health information at all phases of disasters, developing innovative products and services for emergency personnel, conducting research to support disaster health information management, and collaborating with other agencies and communities. Several tools are available to help emergency responders in hazardous materials or chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incidents. Access to the literature is made available through PubMed and the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, with links to online documents and resources from numerous organizations and government agencies. In addition, DIMRC supports the Disaster Information Specialist Program, a collaborative effort to explore and promote the role of librarians and information specialists in the provision of disaster-related information resources to the workforce and communities. PMID:24380078

Phillips, Steven J.

2013-01-01

150

Quantum information processing and metrology with color centers in diamonds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) center is becoming a promising qubit for quantum information processing. The defect has a long coherence time at room temperature and it allows spin state initialized and read out by laser and manipulated by microwave pulses. It has been utilized as a ultra sensitive probe for magnetic fields and remote spins as well. Here, we review the recent progresses in experimental demonstrations based on NV centers. We first introduce our work on implementation of the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm with a single electronic spin in diamond. Then the quantum nature of the bath around the center spin is revealed and continuous wave dynamical decoupling has been demonstrated. By applying dynamical decoupling, a multi-pass quantum metrology protocol is realized to enhance phase estimation. In the final, we demonstrated NV center can be regarded as a ultra-sensitive sensor spin to implement nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging at nanoscale.

Zhou, Jing-Wei; Wang, Peng-Fei; Shi, Fa-Zhan; Huang, Pu; Kong, Xi; Xu, Xiang-Kun; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Zi-Xiang; Rong, Xing; Du, Jiang-Feng

2014-10-01

151

The Plant Information Center (PIC): A Web-Based Learning Center for Botanical Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Plant Information Center (PIC) is a project funded under the Institute of Museum and Library Studies that aims to provide global access to both primary and secondary botanical resources via the World Wide Web. Central to the project is the development and employment of a series of applications that facilitate resource discovery, interactive…

Greenberg, J.; Daniel, E.; Massey, J.; White, P.

152

The Marketing of Information Analysis Center Products and Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information analysis centers (IACs) represent a valuable national resource which has not been fully utilized, often because their products and services are not widely known. Recent Government economy measures demand consideration of increased marketability of these products and services and the institution of service charges as a possible source…

Veazie, Walter H., Jr.; Connolly, Thomas F.

153

The Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Information Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Institute of Textile Technology maintains a Textile Information Center which serves corporate members of the Institute, students and faculty at the Institute and members of the general public. A description is given of its services, its collections and its publications.

Terry L. Beckwith

1987-01-01

154

Scientific and technical information output of the Langley Research Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Scientific and technical information that the Langley Research Center produced during the calendar year 1983 is compiled. Included are citations for Formal Reports, Quick-Release Technical Memorandums, Contractor Reports, Journal Articles and other Publications, Meeting Presentations, Technical Talks, Computer Programs, Tech Briefs, and Patents.

1984-01-01

155

Geographic information systems at the Goddard Space Flight Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The basic functions of a Geographic Information System (GIS) and the different ways that a GIS may be implemented are described. It surveys that GIS software packages that are currently in operation at the Goddard Space Flight Center and discusses the types of applications for which they are best suited. Future plans for in-house GIS research and development are outlined.

Goldberg, M.

1982-01-01

156

Information and Communications Technologies Center: Gender Equality Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-10-25

157

Helen Conover and Kathryn Regner InformationTechnology & Systems Center  

E-print Network

-weekly telecons Science team and ground systems meetings Status and metrics reporting Aqua Mission OperationsHelen Conover and Kathryn Regner InformationTechnology & Systems Center University of Alabama Product Delivery Record Server (PDRS) NASA FDS NASA EDOS Level-2 A user community AMSR-E 25-km Daily Sea

Christian, Eric

158

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS  

E-print Network

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS CEMML | 1490 and efficient decision making, planning, and management of military training lands. GIS provides a spatial be customized for an installation to incorporate its military mission objectives, address operational scheduling

159

34 CFR 300.31 - Parent training and information center.  

34 ? Education ? 2 ? 2014-07-01 ? 2013-07-01 ? true ? Parent training and information center. ? 300.31 ? Section 300.31 ? Education ? Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) ? OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ?...

2014-07-01

160

34 CFR 303.28 - Parent training and information center.  

34 ? Education ? 2 ? 2014-07-01 ? 2013-07-01 ? true ? Parent training and information center. ? 303.28 ? Section 303.28 ? Education ? Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) ? OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ?...

2014-07-01

161

34 CFR 300.31 - Parent training and information center.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

34 ? Education ? 2 ? 2012-07-01 ? 2012-07-01 ? false ? Parent training and information center. ? 300.31 ? Section 300.31 ? Education ? Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) ? OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION...

2012-07-01

162

CHARLES BABBAGE INSTITUTE CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

-1999) and current CBI Archivist Elisabeth Kaplan (1999 to present), "Realizing the Concept: A History of the CBI1 CHARLES BABBAGE INSTITUTE CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER FALL 2001 Vol. 24 No. 1 In This Issue: Tomashes Honored in Annals Software History Project From Sumer

Janssen, Michel

163

Creating an X Window Terminal-Based Information Technology Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The creation of an information technology center at the University of Oregon Science Library is described. Goals included providing access to Internet-based resources and multimedia software, platforms for running science-oriented software, and resources so students can create multimedia materials. A mixed-lab platform was created with Unix-based…

Klassen, Tim W.

1997-01-01

164

Integrated Information Centers within Academic Environments: Introduction and Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces eight articles on the Integrated Information Center (IIC) Project, which investigated significant behavioral, technological, organizational, financial, and legal factors involved in the management of IICs. Four articles address design and management issues of general interest, and four focus on specific design considerations and a…

Lunin, Luis F., Ed.; D'Elia, George, Ed.

1991-01-01

165

Laboratory Animal Welfare Supplement IV.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the fourth supplement to a 1984 bibliography on laboratory animal welfare. Items presented were selected because they represent some of the most significant of those providing recent information or because they were considered useful. The period covered is October, 1986 through October, 1987. Monographs, conference proceedings,…

Gluckstein, Fritz P., Comp.

166

NASA -- CODI: Center for Ozone Data and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Ozone Data and Information was developed by NASA to provide support services for the ozone research community. Users can find materials, data, and links on many satellite, shuttle, ground-based, and other atmospheric-related missions. Researchers can learn about many data analysis tools and other software. The website provides downloads of important publications as well as information about upcoming conferences and meetings. Students and educators can find many links to information about the ozone and air quality. This well-organized site offers a great overview of the atmospheric research taking place by NASA and affiliated organizations.

167

User-Centered Indexing for Adaptive Information Access  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We are focusing on information access tasks characterized by large volume of hypermedia connected technical documents, a need for rapid and effective access to familiar information, and long-term interaction with evolving information. The problem for technical users is to build and maintain a personalized task-oriented model of the information to quickly access relevant information. We propose a solution which provides user-centered adaptive information retrieval and navigation. This solution supports users in customizing information access over time. It is complementary to information discovery methods which provide access to new information, since it lets users customize future access to previously found information. It relies on a technique, called Adaptive Relevance Network, which creates and maintains a complex indexing structure to represent personal user's information access maps organized by concepts. This technique is integrated within the Adaptive HyperMan system, which helps NASA Space Shuttle flight controllers organize and access large amount of information. It allows users to select and mark any part of a document as interesting, and to index that part with user-defined concepts. Users can then do subsequent retrieval of marked portions of documents. This functionality allows users to define and access personal collections of information, which are dynamically computed. The system also supports collaborative review by letting users share group access maps. The adaptive relevance network provides long-term adaptation based both on usage and on explicit user input. The indexing structure is dynamic and evolves over time. Leading and generalization support flexible retrieval of information under similar concepts. The network is geared towards more recent information access, and automatically manages its size in order to maintain rapid access when scaling up to large hypermedia space. We present results of simulated learning experiments.

Chen, James R.; Mathe, Nathalie

1996-01-01

168

The Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Coordination Center (ADCC): An Arctic Data and Information Resource Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ARCSS Data Coordination Center (ADCC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University of Colorado at Boulder, is the permanent data archive for all components of the ARCSS Program. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs, our focus is to archive and provide access to ARCSS-funded research data and information. The concept of System Science depends on the accessibility and exchange of data and information within the scientific community. The ADCC strives to be a catalyst to facilitate that accessibility and cooperation. A major concern of the research community is the availability of reliable data for research. Working directly with ARCSS investigators, the ARCSS Committee and NSF, the ADCC is continually acquiring data and developing data products appropriate and useful for the research community. Integration of the data and information from ARCSS projects described on this poster is a high priority at the ADCC. We also work with other national and international data centers to provide optimum accessibility to data and information from the ARCSS archive. The ADCC strives to provide the most contemporary means of data accessibility to the scientific community. We have developed ingest procedures to assist ARCSS researchers in data and information submittal to the long-term archive. The ADCC home page (http://arcss.colorado.edu) has become an important tool for data accessibility and integration within the ARCSS program. Data and information are also distributed on other media (CD-ROMs, disks, data catalogs, etc.) when appropriate. The ADCC maintains a complete backup of the ARCSS Website to ensure data and information collected from the program are available on a long-term basis.

Dichtl, R. J.; McNeave, C.; Hartman, M.; Auerbach, N.; Sheffield, B.

2002-12-01

169

Educators benefit from energy information centers at nuclear plant sites  

SciTech Connect

While issues like dry storage, low-level waste storage, radiation, and license extension are projects with a technical perspective that need to be planned and executed at nuclear power plants, more difficult is the political perspective-gaining public acceptance to allow these projects to proceed. And public perception is predicated on the way plant neighbors and community members understand, accept, and trust the plants. Community educators are a key audience. Annually, U.S. information centers host about one million visitors; roughly half of them are school children who will soon join the ranks of voters, taxpayers, utility customers, and employees. Programs for educators and their classes vary from tours of centers that include computer games and video programs on energy-related topics to audio-visual presentations by center personnel. Some facilities have environmental activities such as hatcheries or nature trails, while others offer plant tours to specific age groups.

Krcma-Olson, L. [Wisconsin Electric, Two Rivers, WI (United States)

1994-12-31

170

New Center Links Earth, Space, and Information Sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Broad-based geoscience instruction melding the Earth, space, and information technology sciences has been identified as an effective way to take advantage of the new jobs created by technological innovations in natural resources management. Based on this paradigm, the University of Hyderabad in India is developing a Centre of Earth and Space Sciences that will be linked to the university's super-computing facility. The proposed center will provide the basic science underpinnings for the Earth, space, and information technology sciences; develop new methodologies for the utilization of natural resources such as water, soils, sediments, minerals, and biota; mitigate the adverse consequences of natural hazards; and design innovative ways of incorporating scientific information into the legislative and administrative processes. For these reasons, the ethos and the innovatively designed management structure of the center would be of particular relevance to the developing countries. India holds 17% of the world's human population, and 30% of its farm animals, but only about 2% of the planet's water resources. Water will hence constitute the core concern of the center, because ecologically sustainable, socially equitable, and economically viable management of water resources of the country holds the key to the quality of life (drinking water, sanitation, and health), food security, and industrial development of the country. The center will be focused on interdisciplinary basic and pure applied research that is relevant to the practical needs of India as a developing country. These include, for example, climate prediction, since India is heavily dependent on the monsoon system, and satellite remote sensing of soil moisture, since agriculture is still a principal source of livelihood in India. The center will perform research and development in areas such as data assimilation and validation, and identification of new sensors to be mounted on the Indian meteorological satellites to make measurements in those spectral bands and with those polarizations that are needed to address water resources management issues.

Aswathanarayana, U.

2004-05-01

171

Assessing the welfare of genetically altered mice.  

PubMed

In 2003, under the auspices of the main UK funders of biological and biomedical research, a working group was established with a remit to review potential welfare issues for genetically altered (GA) mice, to summarize current practice, and to recommend contemporary best practice for welfare assessments. The working group has produced a report which makes practical recommendations for GA mouse welfare assessment and dissemination of welfare information between establishments using a 'mouse passport'. The report can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk/GAmice and www.lal.org.uk/gaa and includes templates for the recommended welfare assessment scheme and the mouse passport. An overview is provided below. PMID:16600070

Wells, D J; Playle, L C; Enser, W E J; Flecknell, P A; Gardiner, M A; Holland, J; Howard, B R; Hubrecht, R; Humphreys, K R; Jackson, I J; Lane, N; Maconochie, M; Mason, G; Morton, D B; Raymond, R; Robinson, V; Smith, J A; Watt, N

2006-04-01

172

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center (DART/ ETIC) Database is made available by the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. The database contains over 100,000 current and earlier literature citations covering teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology. Users may search the database by subject, title words, chemical name, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number, and author. The Web site also includes a useful help page and sample record for familiarizing oneself with the database.

173

Improving Literature Searching in a Technical Information Center, an Internship and a Staff Improvement Course at the Owens-Illinois Technical Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A staff improvement course was developed by an intern at the technical information center (TIC) at Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I). First an analysis was made of the information center itself--its goals, services, literature search procedures, information sources, and the function of the information representative-analysts. Next a comparison was made…

Terbille, Charles I.

174

Graphical Facility Information Center (GraFIC{trademark})  

SciTech Connect

The Graphical Facility Information Center (GraFIC{trademark}) is an information system that provides an inexpensive and flexible method of remotely verifying complete {open_quotes}up-to-the-minute{close_quotes} inventory status of stored items and facility assets. In addition, GraFIC{trademark} provides features needed for day to day management of storage and other facilities. GraFIC{trademark} combines an easy to use graphical user interface with extensive online help so that users need little training. GraFIC{trademark} can be configured to work with most sensor systems used to monitor facility assets.

Dunigan, J.J.; Gaby, J.E.; Hickerson, T.W.; Miller, M.A. [and others

1997-07-01

175

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CIESIN: The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN, pronounced "season") was established in 1989 as a private, nonprofit membership corporation with members from leading universities and non-government research organizations. The corporation was formed to respond to the creation of the CIESIN initiative by the United States Congress (P.L.J101-144), and is dedicated to furthering the interdisciplinary study of global environmental change. It is agency-neutral, specializing in the access and integration of physical, natural, and socioeconomic information across agency missions and scientific disciplines.

176

Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center multi-year plan  

SciTech Connect

An information analysis center (IAC) is a federal resource that provides technical information for a specific technology field. An IAC links an expert technical staff with an experienced information specialist group, supported by in-house or external data bases to provide technical information and maintain a corporate knowledge in a technical area. An IAC promotes the rapid transfer of technology among its users and provides assistance in adopting new technology and predicting and assessing emerging technology. This document outlines the concept, requirements, and proposed development of an Environmental Quality IAC (EQIAC). An EQIAC network is composed of several nodes, each of which has specific technology capabilities. This document outlines strategic and operational objectives for the phased development of one such node of an EQIAC network.

Rivera, R.G. [RDG, Inc. (United States); Das, S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Walsh, T.E. [Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)

1992-09-01

177

National Center for Biotechnology Information: PubChem Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), "PubChem contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. It is intended to support the Molecular Libraries and Imaging component of the NIH Roadmap Initiative." PubChem users can search the chemical structure database by chemical properties, structural similarity, and descriptive terms. PubChem utilizes three connected databases--PubChem Compound, PubChem Substance, and PubChem BioAssay--all of which operate inside the Entrez/PubMed information retrieval system. In addition, the site offers the PubChem Structure Search tool for quick similarity searches. The site also links to contact information for the Structure Group research staff, and selected online publications.

178

Federal Libraries and Information Centers in the United States: 1994. E.D. Tabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on information from the Federal Libraries and Information Centers Survey, FY 1994. Data in this report came from federal libraries and information centers that meet certain criteria, which includes having at least one paid part-time or full-time principal staff person. Nationwide, 94.1% of the libraries and information centers

Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Governments Div.

179

Carbon dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center: A for Atmospheric trace gases. Annual progress report, FY 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments made by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center-A for Atmospheric Trace Gases during the fiscal year 1994. Topics discussed in this report include; organization and staff, user services, systems, communications, Collaborative efforts with China, networking, ocean data and activities of the World Data Center-A.

Burtis, M.D. [comp.] [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center; Cushman, R.M.; Boden, T.A.; Jones, S.B.; Nelson, T.R.; Stoss, F.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-03-01

180

Specifications of a Mechanized Center for Information Services for a Public Library Reference Center. Final Report. Part 1, Preliminary Specification: Mechanized Information Services in Public Library Reference Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents preliminary specifications for a library-based Center for Information Services (CIS). Four sets of issues are covered: (1) data base inventory, providing a listing of magnetic tape data bases now available from national sources or soon to be so; (2) administrative issues, including the organization of the CIS within the…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Library Research.

181

Immigration and native welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

We unify two approaches towards identifying native welfare effects of immigration, one emphasizing the immigration surplus (Borjas, 1995,1999), the other identifying a welfare loss due to terms-of-trade effects (Davis & Weinstein, 2002). We decompose the native welfare effect of immigration into the standard complementarity effect, augmented by a Stolper-Samuelson effect, and a terms-of-trade effect. Using a structural model with three

Gabriel J. Felbermayr; Wilhelm Kohler

2004-01-01

182

Immigration and Welfare Magnets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates if the location choices made by immigrants when they arrive in the United States are influenced by the interstate dispersion in welfare benefits. Income-maximizing behavior implies that foreign-born welfare recipients, unlike their native-born counterparts, may be clustered in the states that offer the highest benefits. The empirical analysis indicates that immigrant welfare recipients are indeed more heavily

George J. Borjas

1999-01-01

183

Library Instruction at a University-Based Information Center: The Informative Interview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mechanized Information Center, a department of The Ohio State University Libraries, offers to the campus community several batch-mode information services from commercially available data bases. The search request interview provides an opportunity for instruction regarding OSU's computer-based literature searches, automated library facilities,…

Cooper, Noelle P.

1976-01-01

184

78 FR 29371 - Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Informational Meeting Concerning...Compliance With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Import Permit Program...Public Webcast AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department...

2013-05-20

185

Goddard's New Approach to Information Technology: The Information Systems Center an Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Information Center (ISC) at Goddard was created as part of the Goddard reorganization and was located within the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Directorate. The creation of ISC was to: (1) focus expertise and leadership in information system development; (2) Promote organizational collaboration, partnerships, and resource sharing; (3) Stimulate design/development of seamless end-to-end flight and ground systems; (4) Enable flexibility to effectively support many simultaneous projects by improved access to critical mass of discipline expertise; (5) Enhance career growth and opportunities including multi-disciplinary opportunities; and (6) to improve communications among information system professionals. This paper presents a general overview of the Information Systems Center as well as the role of the Software Engineering Laboratory within the center.

Kea, Howard E.

1994-01-01

186

Human stewardship and animal welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Animal welfare must be clearly defined and understood in all languages. Welfare means well-being, so that `bad-welfare' is contradictory. Welfare depends upon the provision of all necessary physiological and psychological requirements and the absence or control of adverse factors. Recognition of animals' sentience led to concerns for their welfare. Since animals can neither obtain nor sustain rights for themselves they

J. H Seamer

1998-01-01

187

Information Extraction from Unstructured Text for the Biodefense Knowledge Center  

SciTech Connect

The Bio-Encyclopedia at the Biodefense Knowledge Center (BKC) is being constructed to allow an early detection of emerging biological threats to homeland security. It requires highly structured information extracted from variety of data sources. However, the quantity of new and vital information available from every day sources cannot be assimilated by hand, and therefore reliable high-throughput information extraction techniques are much anticipated. In support of the BKC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, together with the University of Utah, are developing an information extraction system built around the bioterrorism domain. This paper reports two important pieces of our effort integrated in the system: key phrase extraction and semantic tagging. Whereas two key phrase extraction technologies developed during the course of project help identify relevant texts, our state-of-the-art semantic tagging system can pinpoint phrases related to emerging biological threats. Also we are enhancing and tailoring the Bio-Encyclopedia by augmenting semantic dictionaries and extracting details of important events, such as suspected disease outbreaks. Some of these technologies have already been applied to large corpora of free text sources vital to the BKC mission, including ProMED-mail, PubMed abstracts, and the DHS's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) news clippings. In order to address the challenges involved in incorporating such large amounts of unstructured text, the overall system is focused on precise extraction of the most relevant information for inclusion in the BKC.

Samatova, N F; Park, B; Krishnamurthy, R; Munavalli, R; Symons, C; Buttler, D J; Cottom, T; Critchlow, T J; Slezak, T

2005-04-29

188

Spatial Information Technology Center at Fulton-Montgomery Community College  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Spatial Information Technology Center (SITC) at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) continued to fulfill its mission and charter by successfully completing its fourth year of operations under Congressional funding and NASA sponsorship. Fourth year operations (01 Oct 03 - 30 Sep 04) have been funded and conducted utilizing an authorized Research Grant NAG 13-02053 (via a one-year no-cost extension expiring Sep 04). Drawdown and reporting of fiscal activities for SITC operations passes through the Institute for the Application of Geo-spatial Technology (IAGT) at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York. Fiscal activity of the Center is reported quarterly via SF 272 to IAGT, this report contains an overview and expenditures for the remaining funds of NAG 13-02053. NAG 13-02053, slated for operating costs for the fiscal year FY02-03, received a one-year no-cost extension. SITC also received permission to use remaining funds for salaries and benefits through December 31,2004. The IAGT receives no compensation for administrative costs. This report includes addendums for the NAG award as required by federal guidelines. Attached are the signed Report of New Technology/Inventions and a Final Property Report. As an academic, economic, and workforce development program, the Center has made significant strides in bringing the technology, knowledge and applications of the spatial information technology field to the region it serves. Through the mission of the Center, the region's communities have become increasingly aware of the benefits of Geospatial technology, particularly in the region s K-12 arena. SITC continues to positively affect the region's education, employment and economic development, while expanding its services and operations.

2004-01-01

189

41 CFR 102-81.30 - What information must job applicants at child care centers reveal?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? 102-81.30...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? Anyone who applies...including volunteer positions) at a child care facility, located on...

2012-01-01

190

41 CFR 102-81.30 - What information must job applicants at child care centers reveal?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? 102-81.30...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? Anyone who applies...including volunteer positions) at a child care facility, located on...

2013-07-01

191

41 CFR 102-81.30 - What information must job applicants at child care centers reveal?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? 102-81.30...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? Anyone who applies...including volunteer positions) at a child care facility, located on...

2011-01-01

192

41 CFR 102-81.30 - What information must job applicants at child care centers reveal?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? 102-81.30...information must job applicants at child care centers reveal? Anyone who applies...including volunteer positions) at a child care facility, located on...

2010-07-01

193

Deinstitutionalization and Welfare Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Before America began creating a federally based welfare state in the 1930s, most publicly funded responses to social problems had an institutional bias. The ways in which the welfare programs initiated 50 years ago have helped to influence institutional trends, and are likely to continue doing so in the future, constitute the major focus of this analysis. Four special problem

Paul Lerman

1985-01-01

194

Ethical Child Welfare Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that child welfare professionals can improve the quality and integrity of the services they provide if they develop ethical decision making skills, this book provides child welfare administrators and caseworkers with a framework for assessing ethical dilemmas, making sound ethical decisions, and delivering services with integrity to…

Leever, Martin G.; DeCiani, Gina; Mulaney, Ellen; Hasslinger, Heather; Gambrill, Eileen

195

Welfare Payments and Crime  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper tests the hypothesis that the timing of welfare payments affects criminal activity. Analysis of daily reported incidents of major crimes in twelve U.S. cities reveals an increase in crime over the course of monthly welfare payment cycles. This increase reflects an increase in crimes that are likely to have a direct financial motivation like burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle

C. Fritz Foley

2008-01-01

196

Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) operating procedures handbook  

SciTech Connect

The Operating Procedures Handbook of the Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) is intended to be kept current as EQIAC develops and evolves. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide to the mission, infrastructure, functions, and operational procedures of EQIAC. The handbook is a training tool for new personnel and a reference manual for existing personnel. The handbook will be distributed throughout EQIAC and maintained in binders containing current dated editions of the individual sections. The handbook will be revised at least annually to reflect the current structure and operational procedures of EQIAC. The EQIAC provides information on environmental issues such as compliance, restoration, and environmental monitoring do the Air Force and DOD contractors.

Walsh, T.E. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Das, S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1992-08-01

197

Spatial Information Technology Center at Fulton-Montgomery Community College  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Spatial Information Technology Center (SITC) at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) continued to fulfill its mission and charter by successfully completing its third year of operations under Congressional funding and NASA sponsorship. Third year operations (01 Oct 02 - 30 Sep 03) have been funded and conducted utilizing two authorized Research Grants NAG 13-00043 (via a one-year no-cost extension expiring Sep 03) and NAG 13-02053 (one-year no-cost extension expiring Sep 04). Drawdowns and reporting of fiscal activities for SlTC operations continues to pass through the Institute for the Application of Geo-spatial Technology (IAGT) at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York. Fiscal activity of the Center is reported quarterly via SF 272 to IAGT, thus this report contains only a budgetary overview and forecast of future expenditures for the remaining funds of NAG 13 - 02053. Funds from NAG 13 - 00043 were exhausted during the fourth quarter of fiscal year FY02 - 03, which necessitated initial draw down of NAG 13 - 02053. The IAGT receives no compensation for administrative costs as authorized and approved by NASA in each award budget. This report also includes the necessary addendums for each NAG award, as required by federal guidelines, though no reportable activities took place within this report period. Attached are the signed Report of New Technology/lnventions and a Final Property Report identifying qualifying equipment purchased by the Center. As an academic, economic and workforce development oriented program, the Center has made significant strides in bringing the technology, knowledge and applications of the spatial information technology field to the region it serves. Through the mission of the Center, the region's educational, economic development and work force communities have become increasingly educated to the benefits of spatial (Geospatial) technology, particularly in the region's K-12 arena. SlTC continues to positively affect the region's education, employment and economic development, while expanding its services and operations designed to be customer driven, growing infrastructure and affecting systemic change.

Flinton, Michael E.

2004-01-01

198

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Thomas A Boden (CDIAC Di-  

E-print Network

;Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) bon releases from fossil-fuel consumption at globalCarbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Thomas A Boden (CDIAC Di://cdiac.ornl.gov/ PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) is the primary climate -change

199

Designing an Information Center: An Analysis of Markets and Delivery Systems. AIR 1986 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of information research centers in institutional research activities was explored, based on 1,040 requests for student data at an information center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, during 1980-1985. Three distinct information center markets were identified and mechanisms for serving each market were recommended. The first was…

Matross, Ronald

200

23 CFR 752.8 - Privately operated information centers and systems.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information center or system upon completion of construction...charge to providing information to the traveling public...except telephone and articles dispensed by vending... (7) The center or system shall be adequately...on the conduct of the information center or system...

2010-04-01

201

Guide to Sources: Communication and Rhetoric, Communication Disorders, Economics, Forestry and Wildlife, Social Welfare, and Information on Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This group of six library guides, designed to introduce the student to some of the bibliographical tools available in various subject areas at the Fogler Library, is not intended to be a complete listing, but rather a selective introduction to the many sources of information available to the beginning researcher. Information is provided on the use…

Maine Univ., Orono. Raymond H. Fogler Library.

202

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1992 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specialty publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIACs staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. As analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, fact sheets, specialty publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

Cushman, R.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; Stoss, F.W. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center

1993-03-01

203

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC's staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC's staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC's response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC's information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

1992-06-01

204

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: FY 1991 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specially publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC`s staff also provides technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC during the period October 1, 1990 to September 30, 1991. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of numeric data packages, computer model packages, technical reports, newsletters, factsheets, specially publications, and reprints is provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also described.

Cushman, R.M.; Stoss, F.W.

1992-06-01

205

Nuclear Information Data Bases and Communication Systems of the NUCLEAR INFORMATION CENTER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes experiences in developing computerized systems at the Nuclear Information Center in Central Res. Inst. of Electric Power Ind. regarding nuclear plant information. Chapter 1 and 2 touch upon the motivation and the objectives, respectively, for the development of the systems. Basic design concept, systems integration and systems function are explained in Chapter 3. Some examples of the displays on the terminal are shown in Chapter 4. Finally, problems encountered while developing and also future aspects are summarized in Chapter 5.

Ohno, Tadayuki; Nishijima, Yoshimasa

206

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...criminal history information. (a) Authorized access. The FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history...NCIC criminal history record information shall be referred to the FBI. (c) Confidentiality and protection of records....

2012-04-01

207

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...criminal history information. (a) Authorized access. The FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history...NCIC criminal history record information shall be referred to the FBI. (c ) Confidentiality and protection of records....

2010-04-01

208

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

...criminal history information. (a) Authorized access. The FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history...NCIC criminal history record information shall be referred to the FBI. (c) Confidentiality and protection of records....

2014-04-01

209

22 CFR 40.5 - Limitations on the use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...criminal history information. (a) Authorized access. The FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal history...NCIC criminal history record information shall be referred to the FBI. (c) Confidentiality and protection of records....

2013-04-01

210

Welfare to Work: Solutions or Snake Oil?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the development and implementation of a customer service call center training program, implemented by Metropolitan Community Colleges (Missouri) to assist welfare recipients overcome the obstacles facing them in the workplace. Discusses components of the program, and its effects on both the consumer and the corporate community. (AUTH/NB)

Ream, John W.; Wagner, Brenda G; Knorr, Robin C.

2001-01-01

211

Beneficial Use Information Center (BUIC): Foundry By-products  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The database on beneficial reuse of foundry by-products may be downloaded as a Microsoft Access (.mdb) file through the Beneficial Use Information Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The database was designed "to identify (1) materials and applications where methods and specifications exist such that beneficial reuse can begin or be expanded immediately and (2) areas in need of further research." Data were assembled by the University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers from 98 projects in fourteen states and two locations in Canada. Applications described in the database are Structural/Base/Sub-base Fill, Flowable Fill, Concrete and Related Products, Asphalt, Soil Amendments, Portland Cement, Landfill Liners and Covers, and Other Applications such as pipe bedding, clay bricks, and landfill drainage layers.

212

26 CFR 1.419-1T - Treatment of welfare benefit funds. (Temporary)  

...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund with...that portion of a child care facility used in the provision of welfare benefits for a year...a “qualified child care center facility...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund...

2014-04-01

213

26 CFR 1.419-1T - Treatment of welfare benefit funds. (Temporary)  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund with...that portion of a child care facility used in the provision of welfare benefits for a year...a “qualified child care center facility...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund...

2011-04-01

214

26 CFR 1.419-1T - Treatment of welfare benefit funds. (Temporary)  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund with...that portion of a child care facility used in the provision of welfare benefits for a year...a “qualified child care center facility...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund...

2012-04-01

215

26 CFR 1.419-1T - Treatment of welfare benefit funds. (Temporary)  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund with...that portion of a child care facility used in the provision of welfare benefits for a year...a “qualified child care center facility...direct cost of a welfare benefit fund...

2013-04-01

216

CAISE: A NSF Resource Center for Informal Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dickow, Benjamin

2012-01-01

217

20 CFR 638.521 - Student welfare association.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Center Operations...developed in accordance with procedures issued by the Job Corps Director. (a) Student welfare...

2010-04-01

218

20 CFR 638.521 - Student welfare association.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Center Operations...developed in accordance with procedures issued by the Job Corps Director. (a) Student welfare...

2012-04-01

219

Animal Welfare in Aquaculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The welfare of farmed fish has become an increasingly important issue for the general public (both those who eat farmed fish\\u000a and those who do not) and for governments and regulators. In response to such concerns, the aquaculture industry is taking\\u000a steps to ensure good welfare in farmed fish, most particularly by setting up Codes of Practice for responsible aquaculture

Felicity Huntingford

220

‘When one person makes it, we all make it’: a study of Beyond Welfare, a women?centered community?based organization that helps low?income mothers achieve personal and academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Access to post?secondary education for welfare recipients has been profoundly curtailed by social and welfare policies. However, many low?income mothers know that post?secondary education is the best means to escape poverty. This article focuses on five ‘student mothers’ who have persisted in fulfilling their dreams of a college education with the aid of Beyond Welfare, a community?based organization (CBO) that

Leslie Rebecca Bloom

2009-01-01

221

Drivers for animal welfare policies in Africa.  

PubMed

Livestock in Africa represent on average 30% of the agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) and about 10% of the national GDP. Up to 300 million people depend on livestock for their income and livelihood. Accordingly, livestock are considered to be important for the African continent. Despite this, little or no provision for animal welfare is made in the laws and regulations of most African countries. However, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Tool includes animal welfare as a critical competency in Veterinary Services, and most African countries have now conducted PVS appraisals. The development of a Regional Animal Welfare Strategy in Africa is also important because it will provide opportunities for full engagement by all relevant parties. Key elements in this process should include collaboration and coordination in information dissemination to all stakeholders, who should include all those in the value chain. The roles played by the OIE Member Delegates and Focal Points, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in driving animal welfare policy in most African countries are notable. Without a level of understanding of animal welfare that is sufficient to support clear animal welfare policy development and implementation, problems may appear in the near future which could jeopardise the attainment of increased animal productivity and product quality. This may have negative implications for economic growth and for national and international trade. PMID:25000777

Molomo, M; Mumba, T

2014-04-01

222

Learning from Others: A Welfare Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers a smooth and noisy version of the statistical prediction model studied in the herding\\/informational cascades literature and compares market and optimal learning. The latter is characterized by defining a decentralized welfare benchmark as the solution to an infinite horizonteamproblem. Market behavior involves herding, in the sense that agents put too little weight on their private information for

Xavier Vives

1997-01-01

223

75 FR 25845 - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS); Overview Information; Centers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information; Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for New...and evaluating centers for independent living (CILs) that comply with the standards...included in the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for establishing a...

2010-05-10

224

14 CFR 1206.402 - Documents available for inspection at NASA Information Centers.  

...Center at which the Information Center is located, and a copy of such issuances; (5) NASA's Scientific and Technical AeroSpace Reports and current indexes thereto; (6) Cumulative Index to Selected Speeches and News Releases issued by...

2014-01-01

225

The impact of welfare reform for families with children: Evidence from New York: A report of the New York city social indicators center, Columbia university school of social work  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses data from the Current Population Survey and administrative data from New York to simulate the poverty impact of the recent federal and state welfare reforms. We find that the federal welfare reforms would in the absence of additional state or local aid raise the poverty rate of families with children and the poverty gap (the amount needed

Jane Waldfogel; Patrick Villeneuve; Irwin Garfinkel

2000-01-01

226

Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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Earthquake Processing System at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) has the responsibility to record, locate, catalog, and alert Government entities and the public about the occurrence of earthquakes originating within the State of Alaska. Currently, we catalog about 25,000 events per year in and around the State of Alaska, utilizing a network of over 550 seismic stations. In order to handle this many stations recording such a large number of events, we have had to choose operating procedures that are both efficient and robust to be able to function with our staff of 12 people. After much evaluation of competing systems, we chose Antelope as the architecture that would allow us to best grow our capabilities in the proper directions. In this presentation we will illustrate many of our unique implementations of the Antelope tools, and the many additional modules constructed with the Antelope toolbox that have been developed to fit particular needs of AEIC. In addition to simply cataloging the many events in Alaska, we are responsible for rapid notification, ShakeMaps, several local, regional and teleseismic magnitudes (including regional moment tensors), early warning of critical structures such as the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, and assistance with tsunami mitigation and warnings.

Hansen, Roger; Staff, Aeic

2010-05-01

228

“The law cannot terminate bloodlines”: Families and child welfare decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child welfare professionals are called to make determinations that affect whether children can stay or reunify with their families. These decisions are framed by policies that inform and constrain their professional and personal understanding of risk and relationships. This manuscript explores themes related to children's relationships with their families that emerged from a qualitative study with 18 child welfare professionals,

Corey Shdaimah

2010-01-01

229

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, Fiscal Year 2002 Annual Report  

SciTech Connect

The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), which includes the World Data Center (WDC) for Atmospheric Trace Gases, is the primary global change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). More than just an archive of data sets and publications, CDIAC has, since its inception in 1982, enhanced the value of its holdings through intensive quality assurance, documentation, and integration. Whereas many traditional data centers are discipline-based (for example, meteorology or oceanography), CDIAC's scope includes potentially anything and everything that would be of value to users concerned with the greenhouse effect and global climate change, including atmospheric concentrations and atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and other radiatively active gases; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated CO{sub 2} on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea levels.

Cushman, R.M.

2003-08-28

230

Keeping Users at the Center: Developing a Multimedia Interface for Informed Consent  

Microsoft Academic Search

Viewing “informing” as a process to protect patients and support autonomy, we undertook a user-centered design process to develop online support for informed consent in pediatric Phase I research trials. Challenges included (a) delivering accurate information to people unfamiliar with medical terminology; (b) delivering this information humanely under time constraints and heightened emotions; (c) allowing users control over the information,

Loel Kim; Amanda J. Young; Robert A. Neimeyer; Justin N. Baker; Raymond C. Barfield

2008-01-01

231

TITLE: USES AND DISCLOSURES OF GENETIC INFORMATION Columbia University Medical Center will use and disclose genetic information in accordance  

E-print Network

TITLE: USES AND DISCLOSURES OF GENETIC INFORMATION POLICY: Columbia University Medical Center will use and disclose genetic information in accordance with its extremely confidential nature, but also and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). PURPOSE : Genetic information is Protected Health Information (PHI) and

Columbia University

232

75 FR 49526 - Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Technical Information Center, Tempe, AZ; Freescale Semiconductor...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-71,855A] Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Technical Information Center, Tempe, AZ; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Technical Information...applicable to workers of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Technical...

2010-08-13

233

Authorization for Release of Medical Information: Billing & Fees Vanderbilt University Medical Center  

E-print Network

abstract usually includes: Discharge Summary, History & Physical, Lab, Pathology, Operative ReportsAuthorization for Release of Medical Information: Billing & Fees Vanderbilt University Medical Center Medical Information Services 4560 Trousdale Drive, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37204 Vanderbilt

Bordenstein, Seth

234

Baselining the New GSFC Information Systems Center: The Foundation for Verifiable Software Process Improvement  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes a study performed at the Information System Center (ISC) in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The ISC was set up in 1998 as a core competence center in information technology. The study aims at characterizing people, processes and products of the new center, to provide a basis for proposing improvement actions and comparing the center before and after these actions have been performed. The paper presents the ISC, goals and methods of the study, results and suggestions for improvement, through the branch-level portion of this baselining effort.

Parra, A.; Schultz, D.; Boger, J.; Condon, S.; Webby, R.; Morisio, M.; Yakimovich, D.; Carver, J.; Stark, M.; Basili, V.; Kraft, S.

1999-01-01

235

Reforming Welfare in America. Book Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews three books on welfare reform: "The Poverty of Welfare Reform" (Joel F. Handler); "The Politics of Welfare Reform" (Donald F. Norris, Lyke Thompson, editors); and "Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America" (Mark Robert Rank). (JOW)

Jennings, Edward T., Jr.

1996-01-01

236

Brookhaven Science Associates Comprehensive Welfare Benefits Plan  

E-print Network

Brookhaven Science Associates Comprehensive Welfare Benefits Plan Authorization For Use participation in the Brookhaven Science Associates Health Plan) or until revoked by you in writing. You may: ________________________________________________________ I authorize the following Health Plan(s) to use or disclose my health information in accordance

237

Children and Welfare Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "The Future of Children" examines whether programs implemented by the federal welfare reform law accomplished the goal of reducing the number of children growing up in poor, single-parent families and whether these programs benefited children. This examination coincides with debates in Congress on the reauthorization of the Personal…

Behrman, Richard E., Ed.

2002-01-01

238

Training for Animal Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1985 mandates training for a wide spectrum of individuals. A profile of each group of individuals requiring training is presented. These groups include students, animal caretakers, research and animal technicians, investigators, and principal investigators. An educational profile is provided for each group. Their educational needs are described, with examples of available training materials. This

Jean Larson

1988-01-01

239

Advertising and Welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper applies conventional welfare-theoretic methods to study advertising which changes consumer tastes. In a wide range of empirically plausible circumstances, private profitability is seen to be necessary but not sufficient for the social desirability of a small amount of advertising. The market equilibrium level of such advertising is shown to be socially excessive, even when postadvertising tastes are used

Avinash Dixit; Victor Norman

1978-01-01

240

Welfare Reform and Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the effect of state and federal welfare reforms over the period 1990-2000 on health insurance coverage and healthcare utilization by single women aged between 20-45 is presented. It is observed that Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 which replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program of 1990s with…

Bitler, Marianne P.; Gelback, Jonah B.; Hoynes, Hilary W.

2005-01-01

241

Welfare's Children. Discussion Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States with family cap public assistance policies deny or reduce additional welfare benefits to mothers who conceive and give birth to additional children while they are receiving aid. By 1999, 22 states had family cap policies in place. This paper reports estimates of the number and cost implications of infants conceived by mothers receiving…

Wiseman, Michael

242

Building a Knowledge Base for Health Information Exchange between Emergency Departments and Poison Control Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic information exchange between emergency departments and poison control centers could reduce medical error, reduce time to treatment, and improve continuity of care for poisonings. This paper describes our ongoing work developing a knowledge base for health information exchange between emergency departments and poison control centers. We determined expert consensus on salient legal, operational, and clinical aspects of exchange, and

Mollie R. Cummins; Barbara I. Crouch; Per Gesteland

2012-01-01

243

Colorado State University's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC)  

E-print Network

Colorado State University's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) presents two lectures/answer and discussion period will be held to learn about the latest activities at the Environmental Systems Research.Laituri@ColoState.EDU or (970)491-0292. ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization

244

On the concept of the russian information and analytical center for asteroid and comet hazards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The concept is presented of the Russian information and analytical center for asteroid and comet hazards (IAC ACH) as a part of the national IAC for space threats. An overview is given of the center's goals and objectives, as well as the requirements for the center, its structure, and the possible cooperation between the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other organizations in the creation of the center.

Naroenkov, S. A.; Shustov, B. M.; Medvedev, Yu. D.; Shor, V. A.; Devyatkin, A. V.

2014-11-01

245

Bootstrapping in Applied Welfare Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bootstrapping procedures are used to estimate the statistical properties of common empirical welfare measures. Results from a Monte Carlo experiment indicate that welfare estimates such as Marshallian consumer surplus often exhibit significant bias. Standard errors of welfare estimates are found to often exceed the magnitude of the point estimate for typical cross-section data sets and are generally larger than the

Catherine L. Kling; Richard J. Sexton

1990-01-01

246

The Gentrification of Public Welfare.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that public welfare agencies are serving middle-class Americans. Examines six factors that may contribute to gentrification of public welfare agencies: growing demands for services from nontraditional clients; restructuring of public welfare's service delivery system; declining resources; increasing emphasis on child protective services;…

Dattalo, Patrick

1992-01-01

247

Childhood Abuse and Welfare Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Policies aimed at reducing welfare use focus solely on adults, yet welfare users very often report experiences of childhood abuse. Such abuse is known to have long-term psychological effects and may set the stage for later welfare use. This study uses a random sample of poor women to determine how a history of childhood abuse relates to the probability of

Mark W. Smith

2005-01-01

248

The Center for Informal Learning and Schools' Informal Learning Certificate (ILC) Program: Professional Development and Community for Informal Science Educators Working with Schools. An Evaluation Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inverness Research Associates served as external evaluators for the Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) from its inception in 2002 as a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Center for Learning and Teaching. One of the programs that CILS developed was the Informal Learning Certificate (ILC) for informal science educators (mostly…

Smith, Anita; Helms, Jenifer V.; St. John, Mark

2007-01-01

249

Virginia Hospital Center web site filled with relevant information.  

PubMed

The web site of Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Va., provides a preview of the facility's 150 million dollars hospital grand opening along with a wide range of healthcare conditions and services. PMID:15487285

Rees, Tom

2004-01-01

250

Nuclear information services at the National Nuclear Data Center  

SciTech Connect

The numeric and bibliographic nuclear data bases maintained by the National Nuclear Data Center and access to these data bases will be described. The U.S. Nuclear Data and Reaction Data Networks will also be briefly described.

Burrows, T.W.; Tuli, J.K.

1996-10-01

251

Environmental Geographic Information Systems (EGIS) at Stennis Space Center (SSC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation includes: 1) Background of SSC Environmental GIS (EGIS); 2) Principal Center Activities; 3) SSC's GIS Applications: a) Environmental Emergency Response Tool, b) CERCLA, c) Facilities Master Planning, d) Natural Resource Management and Site Assessment.

Carr, Hugh; Smoot, James; Parikh, Joy

2004-01-01

252

For Further Information Contact Business Career Coaching Center  

E-print Network

Driftwood Gulf Coast Bank W Hotel New Orleans Harrah's Casino Walt Disney World Hilton New Orleans Weddings In Style Magazine Jefferson Financial Where Y'at Magazine World Trade Center Whitney National Bank Keating

Kulp, Mark

253

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Stevens, Alan R.

1985-01-01

254

User-centered Social Information Retrieval Model Exploiting Annotations and Social  

E-print Network

User-centered Social Information Retrieval Model Exploiting Annotations and Social Relationships.Bouhini,Mathias.Gery,Christine.Largeron}@univ-st-etienne.fr Abstract. Social Information Retrieval (SIR) has extended the classical information retrieval models retrieval, since different users may express different information needs as the same query. Hence, we

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

255

Development of Cost Benefit Methodology for Scientific and Technical Information Communication and Application to Information Analysis Centers. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a research effort intended to improve the economic information available for formulating politics and making decisions related to Information Analysis Centers (IAC's) and IAC services. The project used a system of IAC information activities to analyze the functional aspects of IAC services, calculate the present value of net…

Mason, Robert M.; And Others

256

Annotated Bibliography; Freedom of Information Center Reports and Summary Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists and annotates almost 400 information reports, opinion papers, and summary papers dealing with freedom of information. Topics covered include the nature of press freedom and increased press efforts toward more open access to information; the press situation in many foreign countries, including France, Sweden, Communist…

Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.

257

User-Centered Push for Timely Information Delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a new model for push technology that focuses on a dynamic user rather than on a dynamic world. In standard models of push, a central service delivers information to a user when information in the world changes, and the type of information delivered depends on general categories of interest often set directly by the user. Under this model,

George M. Underwood; Paul P. Maglio; Rob Barrett

1998-01-01

258

Help Neighborhood Center Program, School Year 1975-1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluated the impact of the Help-Neighborhood Center Program which was designed to inform parents of fifth through eighth grade students about health problems and community concerns. Four thousand elementary and junior high school students and 100 parents participated in workshops on venereal disease, drug abuse, welfare rights, mental…

Siperstein, Gary N.

259

NUCLEAR INFORMATION SERVICES AT THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR DATA CENTER.  

SciTech Connect

The National Nuclear Data Center has provided remote access to its databases and other resources since 1986. This year we have completed the modernization of our databases and Web site. Resources available from our Web site will be summarized and some of the major improvements described in more detail.

BURROWS,T.W.; DUNFORD,C.L.

2004-09-26

260

Information Services at the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the operations of the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center. Established soon after an accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, its efforts were initially directed towards a detailed analysis of the accident. Continuing functions include: (1) the analysis of generic nuclear safety issues,…

Simard, Ronald

261

Visit utdallas.edu/callier center for more information  

E-print Network

- munication, play skills, receptive/ expressive language skills and school readiness. The goals peer interaction and social success UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders The Playmates with an autism spectrum disorder or other social communication impairments. Is designed to facilitate social com

O'Toole, Alice J.

262

Visit utdallas.edu/callier center for more information  

E-print Network

for Communication Disorders The Language Group at the Callier Center in Richardson: Is for elementary-age children who have a language disorder Provides engaging and purposeful activities to enable children to learn and practice new language comprehension and expression strategies Offers an opportunity to interact with other

O'Toole, Alice J.

263

Is Welfare Reform Succeeding?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Welfare Reform and the Earned Income Tax Credit have apparently caused a dramatic increase in the labor force participation rates of single parents. Between the first quarters of 1994 and 1998, labor force participation rates rose 25.4 percent for never-married women caring for children, rose 15.5 percent for mothers separated from their spouse and rose 4.9 percent for divorced single

John H. Bishop

1998-01-01

264

Welfare Service Innovation Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work-in-progress paper presents a service innovation process of a welfare service network developed to offer a new kind of service infrastructure especially to elderly people and to people with disabilities. The paper presents the particular service development process by building on a four-stage model by Edvardsson, Gustafsson, Johnson and Sabdén (2002). Each stage, incorporating the elements of the ARA-model

Tuomas A. Pohjola; Tuula S. Mittilä

265

Contractual restrictions on insider trading: a welfare analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary.   This paper analyzes the welfare effects of permitting firms to negotiate contractually the right to allow corporate insiders\\u000a to trade shares in the firm on private information. A computational framework is employed to (i) analyze formally the effects\\u000a of insider trading on managerial investment choice, the informational efficiency of stock prices, and the welfare of all investor\\u000a types; and

Antonio E. Bernardo

2001-01-01

266

Center for Aerospace Education Group Visit Information 1 CENTER FOR AEROSPACE EDUCATION  

E-print Network

-720 Kea'ahala Road Kaneohe, HI 96744 Pricing · K-12 Education (Includes DOE & private school groups): $4 call 235-7350 or email laychak@hawaii.edu for more information. Lunch Information You may bring bag lunches to WCC and store them in the Imaginarium. There is a grassy area and covered walkway outside

Olsen, Stephen L.

267

The History, Scope and Plan for an Information Center Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are three phases in the development of new drugs aimed at determining adverse reactions or side effects. Each of these phases produces many different pieces of information. All of this leads to a major problem involving the professional/industrial and/or academic libraries serving the scientific-medical community through their information

Marlin, Robert L.

268

International Fund for Animal Welfare  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During the past few years, a finely nuanced sensibility about the shared interests and coexistence of human and animals has emerged as a number of international organizations have begun work and advocacy efforts in this area. The work of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) began three decades ago when a group of individuals decided to come together to stop a hunt for white-coat harp seals on the eastern coast of Canada. Since that time, the IFAW has expanded its work across the world, and this site affords visitors the opportunity to learn about the organization's work, read its annual reports from the past several years, and find out more about its different campaigns across different regions. Visitors can click on different parts of an interactive world map to look at this information or browse a list of animals in the "Save Animals" section of the site.

269

32 CFR 37.895 - How is the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...requires a final performance report or uses an...

2013-07-01

270

32 CFR 37.895 - How is the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...requires a final performance report or uses an...

2011-07-01

271

32 CFR 37.895 - How is the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...requires a final performance report or uses an...

2012-07-01

272

32 CFR 37.895 - How is the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...the final performance report to be sent to the Defense Technical Information Center...requires a final performance report or uses an...

2010-07-01

273

Community in the electronic age : an information resource center at Government Center  

E-print Network

In the wake of the exploding information and communication technology, this thesis explores the role of a civic architecture which restores on the one hand a traditional public institution, while on the other hand represents ...

Lee, Lai-Sheung Cindy

1994-01-01

274

Educational and Commercial Utilization of a Chemical Information Center, Four Year Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major objective of the IITRI Computer Search Center is to educate and link industry, academia, and government institutions to chemical and other scientific information systems and sources. The Center was developed to meet this objective and is in full operation providing services to users from a variety of machine-readable data bases with…

Williams, Martha E.; And Others

275

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a data  

E-print Network

to devise innovative strategies to protect the future of our planet. www.earth.columbia.edu ProgramsThe Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a data and research center of Columbia Univer- sity's Earth Institute that addresses human interactions with the environment

Columbia University

276

Colorado State University's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC)  

E-print Network

Colorado State University's Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) presents one lecture Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and currently Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating

277

For operation of the Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During the month of June, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Georgia designed new benefits questionnaires for computer software management and information center (COSMIC). As a test of their utility, these questionnaires are now used in the benefits identification process.

Carmon, J. L.

1983-01-01

278

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing focused on manufacturing research and development for flat panel displays, advanced lithography, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. This report provides an overview of the program, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

279

32 CFR 637.14 - Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC).  

...Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATION Investigations § 637.14 Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Provost marshals will...

2014-07-01

280

32 CFR 637.14 - Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATION Investigations § 637.14 Use of National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Provost marshals will...

2013-07-01

281

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center's toll-free line  

E-print Network

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center's toll-free line is always open. Call us if: · You and stings: insects, scorpions, spiders, and snakes. COMMON HOUSEHOLD POISONS Call right away! Don't wait

Arizona, University of

282

48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...services provided by the NASA Center for AeroSpace...http://www.sti.nasa.gov ) for the conduct of research or research and development...services and products as a NASA repository and database of research information, which...

2010-10-01

283

48 CFR 1852.235-70 - Center for AeroSpace Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...services provided by the NASA Center for AeroSpace...http://www.sti.nasa.gov ) for the conduct of research or research and development...services and products as a NASA repository and database of research information, which...

2011-10-01

284

Government acronyms and alphabetic organizational designations used in DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center)  

SciTech Connect

A guide to acronyms as assigned by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is given. The listing contains entries from the Department of Defense, Federal Government and foreign military organizations. The acronyms reflect reports processed into the DTIC collections.

Brown, L.M.

1984-05-01

285

For operation of the Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Progress report on current status of computer software management and information center (COSMIC) includes the following areas: inventory, evaluation and publication, marketing, customer service, maintenance and support, and budget summary.

Carmon, J. L.

1983-01-01

286

Welfare Reform and Child Care: Evidence from 10 Experimental Welfare-to-Work Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the employment and child care responses of families participating in 10 experimental welfare reform programs conducted in the United States between 1989 and 2002. For the programs analyzed, child care use increases by about the same amount as the increase in employment. Most of the increased child care comprises informal care…

Robins, Philip K.

2007-01-01

287

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: Sustainable Agriculture Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-10-13

288

Managing Information Technology in Academic Medical Centers: A "Multicultural" Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how beliefs and concerns of academic medicine's diverse professional cultures affect management of information technology. Two scenarios, one dealing with standardization of desktop personal computers and the other with publication of syllabi on an institutional intranet, form the basis for an exercise in which four prototypical members…

Friedman, Charles P.; Corn, Milton; Krumrey, Arthur; Perry, David R.; Stevens, Ronald H.

1998-01-01

289

Exceptional Children Information Center--Progress and Potential  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines the scope and function of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Exceptional Children (ERIC/CEC). This clearinghouse also serves as a comprehensive source of information on research instructional materials, programs, administration, teacher education, methods, and special education curricula in the Special Education IMC/RMC Network. (DE)

Jordan, June B.; And Others

1970-01-01

290

An overview of the National Space Science data Center Standard Information Retrieval System (SIRS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A general overview is given of the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Standard Information Retrieval System. A description, in general terms, the information system that contains the data files and the software system that processes and manipulates the files maintained at the Data Center. Emphasis is placed on providing users with an overview of the capabilities and uses of the NSSDC Standard Information Retrieval System (SIRS). Examples given are taken from the files at the Data Center. Detailed information about NSSDC data files is documented in a set of File Users Guides, with one user's guide prepared for each file processed by SIRS. Detailed information about SIRS is presented in the SIRS Users Guide.

Shapiro, A.; Blecher, S.; Verson, E. E.; King, M. L. (editor)

1974-01-01

291

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center and World Data Center-A for atmospheric trace gases: FY 1993 activities  

SciTech Connect

During the course of a fiscal year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) distributes thousands of specialty publications-numeric data packages (NDPs), computer model packages (CMPs), technical reports, public communication publications, newsletters, article reprints, and reference books-in response to requests for information related to global environmental issues, primarily those pertaining to climate change. CDIAC`s staff also provide technical responses to specific inquiries related to carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), other trace gases, and climate. Hundreds of referrals to other researchers, policy analysts, information specialists, or organizations are also facilitated by CDIAC`s staff. This report provides an account of the activities accomplished by CDIAC (including World Data Center-A for Atmospheric Trace Gases) during the period October 1, 1992, to September 30, 1993. An organizational overview of CDIAC and its staff is supplemented by a detailed description of inquiries received and CDIAC`s response to those inquiries. An analysis and description of the preparation and distribution of NDPS, CMPS, technical reports, newsletters, fact sheets, specialty publications, and reprints are provided. Comments and descriptions of CDIAC`s information management systems, professional networking, and special bilateral agreements are also presented.

Cushman, R.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; Stoss, F.W. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center]|[Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment, and Resources Center

1994-01-01

292

Are health centers in Thailand ready for health information technology? : a national survey.  

PubMed

The Thailand universal health care coverage scheme was instituted in 2001 and The Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is restructuring its information systems to support this reform. The MOPH anticipates developing computerized health information systems which can provide information for administration tasks and can improve both healthcare delivery and public health services. To achieve these target goals, knowledge about users and organizations is vital. The knowledge of how health center workers currently use information technology (IT), their knowledge of IT, and acceptance of IT are not only beneficial to policy makers but also to system designers and implementers. The primary objective of this study is to learn how health centers in Thailand use IT, the level of basic IT knowledge among their workers, and their acceptance of health IT. We surveyed a random cross sectional sample of 1,607 health centers representing the total of 9,806 in Thailand in 2005. With an 82% response rate, the preliminary results indicate that information technology usage is pervasive in health centers. The respondents showed a moderately high degree of health information technology acceptance with a modest level of basic IT knowledge. There were no differences in degrees of acceptance among the four geographic regions. The mean score of "intention to use IT" was 5.6 on a scale of 7 and the average basic IT knowledge score was 13 out of 20. These results suggests the possibility of project success if the national health center information system projects are developed and implemented. PMID:17238376

Kijsanayotin, Boonchai; Speedie, Stuart

2006-01-01

293

Consumers and animal welfare. A comparison between European Union countries.  

PubMed

This paper analyses the impact of a priori identified determinants on stated willingness to change usual place of shopping in order to be able to buy more animal welfare friendly food products of consumers in nine European Union countries. We used Eurobarometer data and structural equation models with observed and latent variables. The results show that the ranking of determinants' impact on the behavioural willingness is similar in the majority of models, with access to information as the strongest determinant, followed by perceived responsibility of consumers and education with strong influence, then by labelling and occupation with lower impact and ending with children, with the lowest influence. This study aims to provide some evidence on the relationship between welfare friendly behavioural willingness and information and labelling issues, amongst other determinants, in the European Union. As both access to information and perception of welfare labelling were found to significantly influence the behavioural willingness, this might suggest the need for the European Union to invest more in improving the welfare labelling system, enhance the welfare information available to the public and improve access to it through measures such as welfare education campaigns. PMID:22127269

Toma, Luiza; Stott, Alistair W; Revoredo-Giha, Cesar; Kupiec-Teahan, Beata

2012-04-01

294

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, located at Rutgers University, examines the needs of the workforce development system in the United States. The center strives to "increase the efficiency of the labor market by identifying and creating strategies to empower America's workforce to seize the job opportunities emerging in the global economy." Along with news and information about the center, this site also includes (PowerPoint, MS Word, and .pdf) presentations and publications on welfare reform, minimum wage, and other workforce issues. A resources section will soon be added to the site.

295

Data Center Selected Data Sets and Data Collections Complete data set listings available through each individual data center. For more information about NASA's  

E-print Network

listings available through each individual data center. For more information about NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers, see: http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov Land Ice Ice sheet topography, ice sheet volume change, glacier change LaRC ASDC http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov Multi

296

MEDICAL CENTRE Welfare W tch  

E-print Network

and part-time officers, Kent Union's marketing department, current students, doctors, nurses, staff's Student Union aimed to develop a `Welfare Watch' campaign to look at different relevant welfare issues useful by all PRG members. The survey (results of which are attached) was developed by Kent Union's full

Banaji,. Murad

297

Welfare issues in broiler breeders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Under current practice, parent poultry breeding stock potentially face welfare problems. In the present review, broiler breeders are taken to illustrate welfare problems encountered at this stage of the production process. Intensive selection for production traits, especially growth rate, is associated with increased nutritious requirement and thus feed consumption, but also reproductive dysfunctions and decreased sexual activity in broiler

Jong de I. C; D. Guemene

2009-01-01

298

Economic Conditions and Welfare Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 10 papers on three key questions regarding the effects of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program: why welfare caseloads are falling; how welfare recipients are faring; and how the states are responding to changing…

Danziger, Sheldon H., Ed.

299

Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 16 chapters in this five-part book, each by different authors, trace the effects of welfare reform (mandated by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996), upon poor people in rural areas of the United States. The book begins with an introduction called "As the Dust Settles: Welfare Reform and Rural…

Weber, Bruce A., Ed.; Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Whitener, Leslie A., Ed.

300

Keynes and the Welfare State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Keynes's role in the foundation of the Welfare State has not been investigated in detail. The aim of this paper is to propose some further thoughts on the matter, focusing on two aspects in particular. The first is an assessment of Keynes's views vis-à-vis what we now understand by the Welfare State, the second a comparison between these views and

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

301

Students' Perceptions of Their Information Literacy Skills in the Media Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to evaluate the information literacy skills of students using their high school media center, these authors developed an information literacy rubric to measure the understanding and competency of freshmen students' library skills. Using a format of surveys and instructional units, the study involved four main steps: (1) a "pre-test"…

Grimble, Bonnie J.; Williams, Teresa D.

2004-01-01

302

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC): A Resource for Nuclear Science Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) has been in existence since 1963. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates technical information (software and nuclear data) involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from the radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste management.

Kirk; Bernadette Lugue

2009-01-01

303

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC): A resource for nuclear science pplications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) has been in existence since 1963. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates technical information (software and nuclear data) involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from the radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste management.

Bernadette L. Kirkt

2008-01-01

304

The function of the earth observing system - Data information system Distributed Active Archive Centers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The functionality of the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) which are significant elements of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is discussed. Each DAAC encompasses the information management system, the data archival and distribution system, and the product generation system. The EOSDIS DAACs are expected to improve the access to earth science data set needed for global change research.

Lapenta, C. C.

1992-01-01

305

Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent…

Palmer, Mark H.

2012-01-01

306

Center for Information Systems Integration and Evolution 1 Larry Kerschberg, 1997  

E-print Network

of Large-Scale Data-Intensive Information Systems by Larry Kerschberg Center for Information Systems for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies (COLA) ­ Dr. Berrian Moore, University of New Hampshire ­ Mr. Hank Wolf: NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. · Design Principles for Large-Scale Distributed, Heterogeneous Data-Intensive

Kerschberg, Larry

307

Guidelines for Reviewers and the Editor at the Nuclear Safety Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this report is to help novice reviewers accelerate their apprenticeship at the Nuclear Safety Information Center, a computerized information service sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Guidelines for reviewers are presented in Part 1; Part 2 contains guidelines for the novice editor. The goal of the reviewers and…

Whetsel, H. B.

308

The Mechanized Information Center. Third Annual Report, February 1, 1973- January 31, 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mechanized Information Center (MIC) at Ohio State University conducts retrospective and current awareness searches using data bases for agriculture, chemistry, education, psychology, and social sciences, as well as a multidisciplinary data base. Described in the report are the history and background of MIC, the data bases, information

Ohio State Univ., Columbus.

309

State Data Centers Have Information about Rural Areas in Your State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists addresses, telephone numbers, and contact persons for each state data center plus those in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Describes available rural data and services (mostly free): informational assistance, computer tapes and printouts, maps, assistance using data, and information on new products. (NEC)

Kavaliunas, John C.

1987-01-01

310

Sustainable patient information network (SPaIN) for primary care health center in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sustainable patient information network for primary care health center is needed for Indonesia. There are many of remote, isolated or urban area, which causes transportation problems and telecommunication problems, for example: necessity of wireless infrastructure. The Internet and its free software is the main agent for this system combining with information and communication technology. We develop low speed communication system

I. T. Pambudi; T. Hayasaka; T. Tsubota; S. Wada; T. Yamaguchi

2003-01-01

311

Climate Data from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)  

DOE Data Explorer

CDIAC products are indexed and searchable through a customized interface powered by ORNL's Mercury search engine. Products include numeric data packages, publications, trend data, atlases, models, etc. and can be searched for by subject area, keywords, authors, product numbers, time periods, collection sites, spatial references, etc. Some of the collections may also be included in the CDIAC publication Trends Online: A Compendium of Global Change Data. Most data sets, many with numerous data files, are free to download from CDIAC's ftp area. CDIAC lists the following collections under the broad heading of climate information: Global Temperature, Precipitation, Sea Level Pressure, and Station Pressure Data, United States Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow Data, USSR and People's Republic of China Climate Data, Cloud and Sunshine Data, and Other Climatic Data.

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Embrittlement Database from the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center  

DOE Data Explorer

The Embrittlement Data Base (EDB) is a comprehensive collection of data from surveillance capsules of U.S. commercial nuclear power reactors and from experiments in material test reactors. The collected data are contained in either the Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (PR-EDB) or the Test Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (TR-EDB). The EDB work includes verification of the quality of the EDB, provision for user-friendly software to access and process the data, exploration and/or confirmation of embrittlement prediction models, provision for rapid investigation of regulatory issues, and provision for the technical bases for voluntary consensus standards or regulatory guides. The EDB is designed for use with a personal computer. The data are collected into "raw data files." Traceability of all data is maintained by including complete references along with the page numbers. External data verification of the PR-EDB is the responsibility of the vendors, who were responsible for the insertion and testing of the materials in the surveillance capsules. Internal verification is accomplished by checking against references and checking for inconsistencies. Examples of information contained in the EDBs are: Charpy data, tensile data, reactor type, irradiation environments, fracture toughness data, instrumented Charpy data, pressure-temperature (P-T) data, chemistry data, and material history. The TR-EDB additionally has annealing Charpy data. The current version of the PR-EDB contains the test results from 269 Charpy capsules irradiated in 101 reactors. These results include 320 plate data points, 123 forging data points, 113 standard reference materials (SRMS) or correlation monitor (CM) points, 244 weld material data points, and 220 heat-affected-zone (HAZ) material data points. Similarly, the TR-EDB contains information for 290 SRM or CM points, 342 plate data points, 165 forging data points, 378 welds, and 55 HAZ materials. [copied from http://rsicc.ornl.gov/RelatedLinks.aspx?t=edb

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77 FR 6535 - Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. This workshop registration...Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. OMB Number: 0518-0033...Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Information collected...

2012-02-08

314

Information Push-Delivery for User-Centered and Personalized Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper, an Adaptive and Active Computing Paradigm (AACP) for personalized information service in heterogeneous environment\\u000a is proposed to provide user-centered, push-based high quality information service timely in a proper way, the motivation of\\u000a which is generalized as R4 Service: the Right information at the Right time in the Right way to the Right person, upon which\\u000a formalized algorithms

Zhiyun Xin; Jizhong Zhao; Chihong Chi; Jiaguang Sun

2005-01-01

315

Learning Curves: Making Quality Online Health Information Available at a Fitness Center  

PubMed Central

Meeting consumer health information needs can be a challenge. Research suggests that women seek health information from a variety of resources, including the Internet. In an effort to make women aware of reliable health information sources, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport Medical Library engaged in a partnership with a franchise location of Curves International, Inc. This article will discuss the project, its goals and its challenges. PMID:22545020

Dobbins, Montie T.; Tarver, Talicia; Adams, Mararia; Jones, Dixie A.

2012-01-01

316

Hold the Presses: A Commentary on the Effects of Media Coverage of Fatalities on the Child Welfare System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child fatalities initiate a formidable exchange between the media and child welfare services. The impact affects the families involved, staff and administrators of public and private child welfare agencies, and the community. The media role to provide the public with information in a prompt manner can be at odds with the child welfare administrator's desire to improve practice for all

Barbara Thomlison; Wendy Whiting Blome

2012-01-01

317

Producing optimized ensembles of nitrogen-vacancy color centers for quantum information applications  

SciTech Connect

Quantum information applications place stringent demands on the development of platforms that can host them. Color centers in diamond have been identified as important media for quantum information processing. Accordingly, the photoluminescence properties of nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) centers in diamond created by implantation and annealing are studied at cryogenic temperatures (below 10 K). We examine high pressure high temperature and chemical vapor deposition synthetic diamonds with varying nitrogen concentration and present an accurate method to estimate the concentration of the (N-V) centers created by ion implantation. The ion irradiation route produced up to 6 ppm of optically active (N-V) centers, while nitrogen implantation yielded up to 3 ppm of optically active (N-V) with 8% conversion efficiency. However, a broadening of the (N-V){sup -} zero phonon line was observed in all samples.

Aharonovich, Igor; Fairchild, Barbara A.; Orwa, Julius; Ganesan, Kumaravelu; Greentree, Andrew D.; Prawer, Steven [School of Physics, University Of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010 (Australia); Santori, Charles; Fu, Kai-Mei C.; Beausoleil, Raymond G. [Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 1501 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)

2009-12-15

318

Providing Seismotectonic Information to the Public Through Continuously Updated National Earthquake Information Center Products  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the main missions of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is the dissemination of information to national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public through various products such as ShakeMap and earthquake summary posters. During the summer of 2012, undergraduate and graduate student interns helped to update and improve our series of regional seismicity posters and regional tectonic summaries. The "Seismicity of the Earth (1900-2007)" poster placed over a century's worth of global seismicity data in the context of plate tectonics, highlighting regions that have experienced great (M+8.0) earthquakes, and the tectonic settings of those events. This endeavor became the basis for a series of more regionalized seismotectonic posters that focus on major subduction zones and their associated seismicity, including the Aleutian and Caribbean arcs. The first round of these posters were inclusive of events through 2007, and were made with the intent of being continually updated. Each poster includes a regional tectonic summary, a seismic hazard map, focal depth cross-sections, and a main map that illustrates the following: the main subduction zone and other physiographic features, seismicity, and rupture zones of historic great earthquakes. Many of the existing regional seismotectonic posters have been updated and new posters highlighting regions of current seismological interest have been created, including the Sumatra and Java arcs, the Middle East region and the Himalayas (all of which are currently in review). These new editions include updated lists of earthquakes, expanded tectonic summaries, updated relative plate motion vectors, and major crustal faults. These posters thus improve upon previous editions that included only brief tectonic discussions of the most prominent features and historic earthquakes, and which did not systematically represent non-plate boundary faults. Regional tectonic summaries provide the public with immediate background information useful for teaching and media related purposes and are an essential component to many NEIC products. As part of the NEIC's earthquake response, rapid earthquake summary posters are created in the hours following a significant global earthquake. These regional tectonic summaries are included in each earthquake summary poster along with a discussion of the event, written by research scientists at the NEIC, often with help from regional experts. Now, through the efforts of this and related studies, event webpages will automatically contain a regional tectonic summary immediately after an event has been posted. These new summaries include information about plate boundary interactions and other associated tectonic elements, trends in seismicity and brief descriptions of significant earthquakes that have occurred in a region. The tectonic summaries for the following regions have been updated as part of this work: South America, the Caribbean, Alaska and the Aleutians, Kuril-Kamchatka, Japan and vicinity, and Central America, with newly created summaries for Sumatra and Java, the Mediterranean, Middle East, and the Himalayas. The NEIC is currently planning to integrate concise stylized maps with each tectonic summary for display on the USGS website.

Bernardino, M. J.; Hayes, G. P.; Dannemann, F.; Benz, H.

2012-12-01

319

Maximising canine welfare in veterinary practice and research: a review.  

PubMed

This article looks at the existing evidence-base by which veterinary surgeons can make welfare-focused treatment choices. Narrative and structured reviews were conducted. Papers were categorised under headings based on (1) themes in the UK Animal Welfare Act (AWA 2006) - behaviour, environment, nutrition, company and health; (2) iatrogenic harm induced by treatment; (3) decision-making methods, and (4) the subjects' context (e.g. home versus laboratory). There is more information available about 'overt' problems (e.g. acute disease), than 'covert' issues (e.g. chronic pain, lack of company and obesity). Forty of 109 papers covered pain, suffering, injury and disease, compared to 69 across four other themes in the AWA. Twelve papers were identified as focusing on welfare assessment and clinical decision-making. Veterinary surgeons should consider each of the five welfare themes described in the AWA in both veterinary practice and in determining veterinary research priorities. PMID:22196830

Yeates, James W

2012-06-01

320

Technology for libraries and information centers: A seminar in Greece, Portugal, and Turkey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Information technologies are evolving at a rapid pace in today's world. But the electronic technologies needed to transform today's libraries and information centers into electronic 'libraries without walls', where an end-user has instantaneous access to all the information needed from a desktop workstation, have not yet arrived. Even so, there are many technologies available today that can be applied in the library/information center environment to yield increased productivity. However, not all technologies are right for or successful in every environment. Mission, budget, infrastructure, client profiles, and staff skills are a few of the 'environmental' issues that must be considered when selecting and introducing new technologies into a particular information center. Key technologies used in libraries today are reviewed; it can be used as background for targeting technologies that could be successfully implemented in your own environment to further service goals. Before focusing on a selection of technologies, you must first focus on the strategic goal of your organization. The same technology is not right for every library/information center. An overview of technologies that are readily available and can be applied today is presented.

Cotter, Gladys A.

1992-01-01

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Information Technology Services, Florida State University C6100 University Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2620 | 850/644-4357 Information Technology Services, Florida State University C6100 University Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2620 | 850/644-4357  

E-print Network

© Information Technology Services, Florida State University C6100 University Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2620 | 850/644-4357 #12;© Information Technology Services, Florida State University C6100 University Center Tallahassee, FL 32306-2620 | 850/644-4357 ITS.FSU.EDU/Students #12;© Information Technology

Ronquist, Fredrik

322

The Unfinished Business of Welfare Reform: Improving Prospects for Poor Children and Youth. Perspectives from Research. A Special Child Trends Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As federal and state officials consider the reauthorization of the block grants at the center of the 1996 federal welfare reform law, it is critical that they use findings from research regarding the impact of welfare reform to guide their decisions. This special report examines the impact of welfare reform on children and youth, drawing on…

Scarupa, Harriet J., Ed.

323

Good animal welfare makes economic sense: potential of pig abattoir meat inspection as a welfare surveillance tool  

PubMed Central

During abattoir meat inspection pig carcasses are partially or fully condemned upon detection of disease that poses a risk to public health or welfare conditions that cause animal suffering e.g. fractures. This incurs direct financial losses to producers and processors. Other health and welfare-related conditions may not result in condemnation but can necessitate ‘trimming’ of the carcass e.g. bruising, and result in financial losses to the processor. Since animal health is a component of animal welfare these represent a clear link between suboptimal pig welfare and financial losses to the pig industry. Meat inspection data can be used to inform herd health programmes, thereby reducing the risk of injury and disease and improving production efficiency. Furthermore, meat inspection has the potential to contribute to surveillance of animal welfare. Such data could contribute to reduced losses to producers and processors through lower rates of carcass condemnations, trimming and downgrading in conjunction with higher pig welfare standards on farm. Currently meat inspection data are under-utilised in the EU, even as a means of informing herd health programmes. This includes the island of Ireland but particularly the Republic. This review describes the current situation with regard to meat inspection regulation, method, data capture and utilisation across the EU, with special reference to the island of Ireland. It also describes the financial losses arising from poor animal welfare (and health) on farms. This review seeks to contribute to efforts to evaluate the role of meat inspection as a surveillance tool for animal welfare on-farm, using pigs as a case example. PMID:22738170

2012-01-01

324

Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, World Data Center -- A for Atmospheric Trace Gases  

SciTech Connect

Once again, the most recent fiscal year was a productive one for the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as a year for change. The FY 1998 in Review section in this report summarizes quite a few new and updated data and information products, and the ''What's Coming in FY 1999'' section describes our plans for this new fiscal year. During FY 1998, CDIAC began a data-management system for AmeriFlux, a long-term study of carbon fluxes between the terrestrial biosphere of the Western Hemisphere and the atmosphere. The specific objectives of AmeriFlux are to establish an infrastructure for guiding, collecting, synthesizing, and disseminating long-term measurements of CO{sub 2}, water, and energy exchange from a variety of ecosystems; collect critical new information to help define the current global CO{sub 2} budget; enable improved predictions of future concentrations of atmospheric CO{sub 2}; and enhance understanding of carbon fluxes. Net Ecosystem Production (NEP), and carbon sequestration in the terrestrial biosphere. The data-management system, available from CDIAC'S AmeriFlux home page (http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/programs/ameriflux/ ) is intended to provide consistent, quality-assured, and documented data across all AmeriFlux sites in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, and Brazil. It is being developed by Antoinette Brenkert and Tom Boden, with assistance from Susan Holladay (who joined CDIAC specifically to support the AmeriFlux data-management effort).

Cushman, R.M.; Boden, T.A.; Hook, L.A.; Jones, S.B.; Kaiser, D.P.; Nelson, T.R.

1999-03-01

325

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC): A Resource for Nuclear Science Applications  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) has been in existence since 1963. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and disseminates technical information (software and nuclear data) involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from the radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste management. RSICC serves over 12,000 scientists and engineers from about 100 countries.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL] [ORNL

2009-01-01

326

Screening for Domestic Violence in Public Welfare Offices  

PubMed Central

Despite a high prevalence of domestic violence among welfare clients, most studies of the implementation of the Family Violence Option (FVO) under welfare reform find that women rarely receive domestic violence services in welfare offices. This study reviews findings from current research on the factors that improve the likelihood that women will reveal their domestic violence experiences to service personnel, and uses the guidelines drawn from this review to evaluate domestic violence screening practices in welfare offices using 782 transcribed interviews between welfare workers and clients from 11 sites in four states. The analysis found that only 9.3% of case encounters involved screening for domestic violence. Screening rates differed by state, interview type, and length of worker employment. Qualitative analysis of the interviews showed that the majority of screening by workers was routinized or consisted of informing clients of the domestic violence policy without asking about abuse. Only 1.2% of the interviews incorporated at least two of the procedures that increase the likelihood of disclosure among domestic violence survivors, suggesting deeply inadequate approaches to screening for abuse within the context of welfare offices, and a need for improved training, protocol, and monitoring of FVO implementation. PMID:18096857

Lindhorst, Taryn; Meyers, Marcia; Casey, Erin

2008-01-01

327

2012 Cyber Security Expo Report A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education & Research  

E-print Network

2012 Cyber Security Expo Report A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Annual Cyber Security Expo at its FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on October 19, 2012. The Expo is the capstone event of the University's Cyber Security Awareness Month program and has drawn participants from

Memphis, University of

328

NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS University of California, Santa Barbara  

E-print Network

NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS University of California, Santa Barbara Richard Church, UC Santa Barbara Thomas Cova, UC Santa Barbara Ramez Gerges, Caltrans Michael Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara Technical Report 96-9 #12;2 INTRODUCTION Background In March, 1996 the National

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis University of California, Santa Barbara  

E-print Network

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis University of California, Santa Barbara for GIS in US Global Change Research REPORT OF THE SECOND SPECIALIST MEETING Santa Fe, New Mexico January 25-26, 1996 Michael F. Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara John E. Estes, UC Santa Barbara Kate Beard

California at Santa Barbara, University of

330

Scientific and technical information output of the Langley Research Center for calendar year 1986  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is a compilation of the scientific and technical information that the Langley Research Center has produced during the calendar year 1986. Included are citations for Formal Reports, Quick-Release Technical Memorandums, Contractor Reports, Journal Articles and Other Publications, Meeting Presentations, Techncial Talks, Computer Programs, Tech Briefs, and Patents.

1987-01-01

331

The University of New Mexico Medical Center Library's Health Information Services Outreach Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Begun in 1980, the University of New Mexico Medical Center Library's statewide Outreach Program is a composite of many services and projects designed to meet the medical and health information needs of the state's diverse and scattered population. The only major biomedical library in New Mexico, the Library has built the program on existing…

Chamberlin, Susan B.; And Others

332

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance: YouTube Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the home of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) on YouTube. The channel features a number of instructional videos on topics like wireless technologies, networks and security. The videos range from about one minute long to around fifteen minutes long.

2011-03-18

333

Nothing At The Center?: Academic Legitimacy in the Information Systems Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers in the information system (IS) field have recently called for the field to legitimate itself by erecting a strong theoretical core at its center. This paper examines this proposition, and concludes that it is logically invalid and does not recognize ample evidence to the contrary from the history of other disciplines. We construct a broader concept of academic legitimacy

Kalle Lyytinen; John Leslie King

2004-01-01

334

Nothing At The Center?: Academic Legitimacy in the Information Systems Field12  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers in the information system (IS) field have recently called for the field to legitimate itself by erecting a strong theoretical core at its center. This paper examines this proposition, and concludes that it is logically invalid and does not recognize ample evidence to the contrary from the history of other disciplines. We construct a broader concept of academic legitimacy

Kalle Lyytinen; John Leslie King

2004-01-01

335

THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER (RSICC) - A RESOURCE FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC), which has been in existence since 1963, is the principal source and repository in the United States for computational tools for nuclear applications. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and distributes nuclear software and data involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and

Kirk; Bernadette Lugue

2009-01-01

336

THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER: A RESOURCE FOR REACTOR DOSIMETRY SOFTWARE AND NUCLEAR DATA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) was established in 1963 to collect and disseminate computational nuclear technology in the form of radiation transport, shielding and safety software and corresponding nuclear cross sections. Approximately 1700 nuclear software and data packages are in the RSICC collection, and the majority are applicable to reactor dosimetry.

B. L. KIRK; Bernadette Lugue

2009-01-01

337

Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Science, Year 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the range of computer science related activities undertaken by CESDIS(Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences) for NASA in the twelve months from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997. These activities address issues related to accessing, processing, and analyzing data from space observing systems through collaborative efforts with university, industry, and NASA space and Earth scientists.

Yesha, Yelena

1997-01-01

338

Examining Health Information Technology Implementations: Case of the Patient-Centered Medical Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been shown that the use of Health Information Technology (HIT) is associated with reduced cost and increased quality of care. This dissertation examined the use of registries in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices. A survey questionnaire was sent to a nationwide group of clinics certified for being a PCMH. They were asked to…

Behkami, Nima A.

2012-01-01

339

Measuring Malaysia School Resource Centers' Standards through iQ-PSS: An Online Management Information System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ministry of Education has come up with an innovative way to monitor the progress of 9,843 School Resource Centers (SRCs) using an online management information system called iQ-PSS (Quality Index of SRC). This paper aims to describe the data collection method and analyze the current state of SRCs in Malaysia and explain how the results can be…

Zainudin, Fadzliaton; Ismail, Kamarulzaman

2010-01-01

340

Ninth Grade Centers: What the Research Shows. Information Capsule. Volume 0611  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have identified ninth grade as one of the most critical periods of time for intervention to prevent the loss of motivation, failing grades, and dropping out of school. This Information Capsule is concerned with the efficacy of ninth-grade centers or academies which isolate ninth-grade students into separate school buildings or in wings…

Romanik, Dale

2007-01-01

341

Northeast Academic Science Information Center (NASIC) Year 2 Report, March 1974 through February 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its second year of activity, the Northeast Academic Science Information Center (NASIC) program of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) has assisted 18 universities and colleges in the Northeast in the implementation of local capabilities to provide computer-based reference services. Working through the libraries at these…

New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA. Northeast Academic Science Information Center.

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Four-Year Summary, Educational and Commercial Utilization of a Chemical Information Center. Part I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major objective of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Computer Search Center (CSC) is to educate and link industry, academia, and government institutions to chemical and other scientific information systems and sources. The CSC is in full operation providing services to users from a variety of machine-readable data bases with minimal…

Schipma, Peter B., Ed.

343

A Bibliography of Publications about the Educational Resources Information Center. (Covering the Period 1979-1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The result of a comprehensive search for documents about the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) published between 1979 and 1984, this bibliography lists 131 entries which approach ERIC in several different ways: documents of historical interest in the development of ERIC; "how to" items whose object is to initiate the user into the…

Brandhorst, Ted, Ed.

344

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume II  

SciTech Connect

The National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing focused on manufacturing research and development for flat panel displays, advanced lithography, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. This report provides an overview of the program, program history, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

345

Data and Visualizations in the Southern California Earthquake Center's Fault Information System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Southern California Earthquake Center's Fault Information System (FIS) provides a single point of access to fault-related data and models from multiple databases and datasets. The FIS is built of computer code, metadata and Web interfaces based on Web services technology, which enables queries and data interchange irrespective of computer software or platform. Currently we have working prototypes of programmatic

S. Perry

2003-01-01

346

Annual Report Information 2013 center annual reports will be submitted on the Drupal website.  

E-print Network

Annual Report Information 2013 center annual reports will be submitted on the Drupal website in science. JHU particle physicists along with three of the teachers and their students joined the teachers in becoming more involved in the 2008 Johns Hopkins Physics Fair. Mentors: Bruce Barnett, Morris

Quigg, Chris

347

How to Organize an A.A.T.G. Placement Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Association of Teachers of German advocates setting up local and regional Placement Information Centers (PICs) to provide help for members of the profession, cooperate with potential school and business employers and expand the bilingual job market. A PIC should concentrate on full- or part-time public school teaching positions,…

Harvey, William J.; Baumann, Cecilia C.

348

Scientific and technical information output of the Langley Research Center for calendar year 1980  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document is a compilation of the scientific and technical information that the Langley Research Center has produced during the calendar year 1980. Approximately 1400 citations are given. Formal reports, quick-release technical memorandums, contractor reports, journal articles, meeting/conference papers, computer programs, tech briefs, patents, and unpublished research are included.

1981-01-01

349

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS (8/21/12) DATE/DEADLINE ACTION  

E-print Network

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS (8/21/12) TIMELINE DATE/DEADLINE ACTION Friday 8/24/12 Parents must notify the CDC if they will continue their child(ren) at the CDC. Friday 8/31/12 Parents must provide copy of child's records to Bright Horizons. See Q&A below. Saturday 9

Ohta, Shigemi

350

Homeless young people's experiences with information systems: life and work in a community technology center  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores how homeless young people, aged 13-25, make use of information systems in daily life. Observed in a community technology center, four different examples of uses are described: i) Using digital tools to find employment, ii) Telling stories with representations of the built world, iii) Portraying life on the street with video, and iv) Constructing online identities. From

Jill Palzkill Woelfer; David G. Hendry

2010-01-01

351

Using Information Technology to Improve Health Quality and Safety in Community Health Centers  

PubMed Central

Problem Community health centers (CHCs) face a unique set of challenges and can learn much from each other as they prepare for the adoption of health information technology (HIT). Purpose This paper presents a research agenda aimed at providing information CHCs will need to successfully implement HIT. Key Points Community health centers must be able to evaluate whether an investment in HIT is the best way to achieve improvements in health outcomes for their communities given the limited resources and high demands they face. Community health centers need better information to guide them in selecting and implementing information technology that will result in improved health quality and safety. Guidance in optimal use of the system, particularly in the effective use of data made available through electronic health records, is needed to realize health care goals. Community health centers need to be active participants in HIT developments in their communities to ensure that their patients benefit from technological advancements that improve health care. PMID:19966923

Calman, Neil; Kitson, Kwame; Hauser, Diane

2009-01-01

352

Map prepared by U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center  

E-print Network

Map prepared by U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center 14 January 2010 Version 3 Map not approved for release by Director USGS EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY MAPU.S. DEPARTMENT (unpublished earthquake catalog) (Engdahl, 2003) Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program PLATE TECTONICS

Abbott Jr., Richard N.

353

An Information-Centric Framework for Designing Patient-Centered Medical Decision Aids and Risk Communication  

E-print Network

An Information-Centric Framework for Designing Patient-Centered Medical Decision Aids and Risk decision aids have met with success. Such decision aids typically have been designed for a general population and evaluated based on whether or not users of the decision aid can accurately report the data

Shneiderman, Ben

354

User Centered and Ontology Based Information Retrieval System for Life Sciences  

E-print Network

User Centered and Ontology Based Information Retrieval System for Life Sciences Sylvie Ranwez1 documents is a major challenge. Current search engines suffer from two main drawbacks: there is limited the relevance of documents annotated by concepts of ontology. The selection of documents is then displayed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

355

Scientific and technical information output of the Langley Research Center for calendar year 1984  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The scientific and technical information that the Langley Research Center produced during the calendar year 1984 is compiled. Approximately 1650 citations are included comprising formal reports, quick-release technical memorandums, contractor reports, journal articles and other publications, meeting presentations, technical talks, computer programs, tech briefs, and patents.

1985-01-01

356

Information Management: What's in Store for the Professional and the Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of impact of technological change on the information profession highlights changing environment, cost performance increase, diversity of roles (information specialist, personnel manager, marketing specialist), client needs research and analysis, market management, service development and management, and role of information manager of…

Borbely, Jack

1984-01-01

357

National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Establishment and growth, 2008-2010 1  

PubMed Central

In 2008, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) established the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). Prior to 2008, NLM had a long history of involvement in providing health information for disaster management. Aware of this legacy and moved by the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the NLM long range plan (Charting a Course for the 21st Century: NLM’s Long Range Plan 2006–2016) called for creation of a center to show “a strong commitment to disaster remediation and to provide a platform for demonstrating how libraries and librarians can be part of the solution to this national problem”. NLM was urged to “ensure continuous access to health information and effective use of libraries and librarians when disasters occur”. In response to this charge, NLM has undertaken substantial efforts to ensure that medical libraries have plans for the continuity of their operations, librarians are trained to understand their roles in preparedness and response, online disaster health information resources are available for many audiences and in multiple formats, and research is conducted on tools to enhance the exchange of critical information during and following disasters. This paper documents the history, goals, initiatives, accomplishments and future plans of the Center. PMID:25324584

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

2014-01-01

358

Criticality Safety Information Resource Center Web portal: www.csirc.net  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Criticality Safety Group (ESH-6) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is in the process of collecting and archiving historical and technical information related to nuclear criticality safety from LANL and other facilities. In an ongoing effort, this information is being made available via the Criticality Safety Information Resource Center (CSIRC) web site, which is hosted and maintained by ESH-6 staff. Recently, the CSIRC Web site was recreated as a Web portal that provides the criticality safety community with much more than just archived data.

Harmon, C.D. II; Jones, T.

2000-07-01

359

National Science Resources Center Project to Improve Science Teaching in Elementary Schools. Appendix C. Elementary Science Information Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Appendix C consists of the records from the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) elementary science information database. The database includes brief annotations, as well as bibliographic information about the materials in the elementary sciences reso...

S. G. Shuler

1988-01-01

360

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

E-print Network

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

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

1969-11-15

361

The Oak Ridge Technical Information Center: A trailblazer in federal documentation  

SciTech Connect

This softbound book attempts to record the history of US AEC's Technical Information Center, from its conception (1947) to 1977. This organization centralizes and manages the issues related to control and dissemination of technical information, to fulfill the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. TIC tried to search out and install efficient and economical systems for servicing the various technical information programs. It coordinated a direct organization-to-organization information exchange program, and it also participated in official bilateral exchange programs and in developing information systems for IAEA and Euratom. The work, planning, and strategies employed to achieve goals are chronicled in this book, whose 18 chapters are arranged into four sections according to different presidential administrations.

Vaden, W.M.

1992-01-01

362

The Oak Ridge Technical Information Center: A trailblazer in federal documentation  

SciTech Connect

This document attempts to record the history of US AEC`s Technical Information Center, from its conception (1947) to 1977. This organization centralizes and manages the issues related to control and dissemination of technical information, to fulfill the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. TIC tried to search out and install efficient and economical systems for servicing the various technical information programs. It coordinated a direct organization-to-organization information exchange program, and it also participated in official bilateral exchange programs and in developing information systems for IAEA and Euratom. The work, planning, and strategies employed to achieve goals are chronicled in this document, with 18 chapters arranged into four sections according to different presidential administrations.

Vaden, W.M.

1992-01-01

363

Information Tables Hosted by the Frist Campus Center and Other Campus and  

E-print Network

Services Carl A. Fields Center Dining Services Educational Technology Center Health Services LGBT Center Mc Transportation & Parking Services University Scheduling University Ticketing Women's Center Princeton University

364

Informal science educators network project Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Funding from the Department of Energy and the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project have helped the Association of Science-technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) to establish and sustain an on-line community of informal science educators nationwide. The Project, called the Informal Science Educators Network Project (ISEN), is composed primarily of informal science educators and exhibit developers from science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, parks, and nature centers. Although museum-based professionals represent the majority of subscribers to ISEN, also involved are some classroom teachers and teacher educators from colleges and universities. Common to all ISEN participants is a commitment to school and science education reform. Specifically, funding from the Department of Energy helped to boot strap the effort, providing Barrier Reduction Vouchers to 123 educators that enabled them participate in ISEN. Among the major accomplishments of the Project are these: (1) assistance to 123 informal science educators to attend Internet training sessions held in connection with the Project and/or purchase hardware and software that linked them to the Internet; (2) Internet training for 153 informal science educators; (3) development of a listserv which currently has over 180 subscribers--an all-time high; (4) opportunity to participate in four web chats involving informal science educators with noted researchers; (5) development of two sites on the World Wide Web linking informal science educators to Internet resources; (6) creation of an on-line collection of over 40 articles related to inquiry-based teaching and science education reform. In order to continue the momentum of the Project, ASTC has requested from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science project a no/cost extension through December 1997.

NONE

1997-05-09

365

Health Information Security: A Case Study of Three Selected Medical Centers in Iran  

PubMed Central

Health Information System (HIS) is considered a unique factor in improving the quality of health care activities and cost reduction, but today with the development of information technology and use of internet and computer networks, patients’ electronic records and health information systems have become a source for hackers. Methods This study aims at checking health information security of three selected medical centers in Iran using AHP fuzzy and TOPSIS compound model. To achieve that security measures were identified, based on the research literature and decision making matrix using experts’ points of view. Results and discussion Among the 27 indicators, seven indicators were selected as effective indicators and Fuzzy AHP technique was used to determine the importance of security indicators. Based on the comparisons made between the three selected medical centers to assess the security of health information, it is concluded that Chamran hospital has the most acceptable level of security and attention in three indicators of “verification and system design, user access management, access control system”, Al Zahra Hospital in two indicators of “access management and network access control” and Amin Hospital in “equipment safety and system design”. In terms of information security, Chamran Hospital ranked first, Al-Zahra Hospital ranked second and Al- Zahra hospital has the third place. PMID:23572861

Hajrahimi, Nafiseh; Dehaghani, Sayed Mehdi Hejazi; Sheikhtaheri, Abbas

2013-01-01

366

Moving from Pathology to Possibility: Integrating Strengths-Based Interventions in Child Welfare Provision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Child welfare providers are increasingly required to demonstrate that strengths-based, evidence-informed practices are central to their intervention methodology. This case study describes how a large child welfare agency instituted cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as the core component of a strength-based practice model with the goal of…

Sabalauskas, Kara L.; Ortolani, Charles L.; McCall, Matthew J.

2014-01-01

367

Eighteenth International Conference on Social Welfare, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1976. Swedish National Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report discusses achievements in Sweden's economic and social reforms which have led to an increase in equality. Intended as Sweden's contribution to the exchange of information regarding social welfare action in developed and developing nations, the report is presented in eight chapters. Chapter I enumerates Sweden's policies of welfare,…

1976

368

Struggle for Self-Sufficiency: Impact of Welfare Reform on Families with Children in Kansas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996, Kansas has dramatically reduced its welfare roles. Noting that achieving self-sufficiency is the real measure of success in combating poverty, this study examines welfare reform efforts in Kansas. To gather information, United Way member agencies and…

Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.

369

Governmental Disability Welfare Expenditure and National Economic Growth from 1991 to 2006 in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of the present study were to describe the welfare expenditure for people with disabilities and examine its relation to national economic growth from 1991 to 2006 in Taiwan. We analyzed data mainly from the information of population with disabilities, disability welfare expenditure and national economic growth and gross national…

Lin, Jin-Ding; Lin, Lan-Ping

2009-01-01

370

Welfare to Work: Early Childhood Care and Education. SERVE Policy Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief of the Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) provides information for policymakers, educators, parents, and citizens on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The brief discusses potential effects of welfare reform on children, describes research on welfare recipients and their children,…

Ahearn, Charles, Ed.; Chapman, Stephen, Ed.; Nalley, Donna, Ed.

371

Advertising effects on consumer welfare: Prices paid and liking for brands selected  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of advertising on consumer welfare has been the subject of dispute among economists, arising largely from disagreement among scholars regarding the persuasive versus the informative role of advertising. This paper reports two experiments that explore the welfare implications of advertising effects. Experiment 1 shows that the same advertisements can either increase or decrease prices paid for selected brands,

Anusree Mitra; John G. Lynch

1996-01-01

372

A qualitative look at child care selection among rural welfare-to-work participants  

Microsoft Academic Search

The welfare reforms of 1996 changed the administration of public assistance to children and families. One of the key provisions, requiring parents to join the workforce, resulted in an expanded need for child care. Prior research demonstrates that welfare recipients, particularly in rural areas, utilize informal child care arrangements. Further, recipients in rural communities face greater challenges due to a

Allison De Marco

2008-01-01

373

Finding the Return on Investment: A Framework for Monitoring Local Child Welfare Agencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From year to year, child welfare directors allocate resources in the hope that their efforts will improve children's outcomes. Recently, with the help of the federal government, states have invested significant resources in the sort of information technology needed to run a smarter, more accountable child welfare system. In addition, science has…

Wulczyn, Fred H.; Orlebeke, Britany; Haight, Jennifer

2009-01-01

374

Readiness for Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Survey Results  

PubMed Central

Objective Determine the factors that impact HIT use and MU readiness for community health centers (CHCs). Background The HITECH Act allocates funds to Medicaid and Medicare providers to encourage the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), in an effort to improve health care quality and patient outcomes, and to reduce health care costs. Methods We surveyed CHCs on their Readiness for Meaningful Use (MU) of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, then we combined responses with 2009 Uniform Data System data to determine which factors impact use of HIT and MU readiness. Results Nearly 70% of CHCs had full or partial EHR adoption at the time of survey. Results are presented for centers with EHR adoption, by the length of time that their EHR systems have been in operation. PMID:24834365

Shin, Peter; Sharac, Jessica

2013-01-01

375

For more information about Clean Transportation projects at the North Carolina Solar Center visit www.cleantransportation.org 12/3/13 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Information Matrix  

E-print Network

For more information about Clean Transportation projects at the North Carolina Solar Center visit.org/using-biodiesel/oem-information/oem-statement-summary-chart. 3 Versus comparable 2LT automatic: http://www.chevrolet.com/cruze-compact-car.html. 4 Based on Wake for transportation prices. #12;This document is a product of the NC Solar Center's Clean Fuel Advanced Technology

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Implementation of a user-centered framework in the development of a web-based health information database and call center.  

PubMed

As healthcare consumers increasingly turn to the World Wide Web (WWW) to obtain health information, it is imperative that health-related websites are user-centered. Websites are often developed without consideration of intended users' characteristics, literacy levels, preferences, and information goals resulting in user dissatisfaction, abandonment of the website, and ultimately the need for costly redesign. This paper provides a methodological review of a user-centered framework that incorporates best practices in literacy, information quality, and human-computer interface design and evaluation to guide the design and redesign process of a consumer health website. Following the description of the methods, a case analysis is presented, demonstrating the successful application of the model in the redesign of a consumer health information website with call center. Comparisons between the iterative revisions of the website showed improvements in usability, readability, and user satisfaction. PMID:21396486

Taylor, Heather A; Sullivan, Dori; Mullen, Cydney; Johnson, Constance M

2011-10-01

377

The Johnson Space Center management information systems: User's guide to JSCMIS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Johnson Space Center Management Information System (JSCMIS) is an interface to computer data bases at the NASA Johnson Space Center which allows an authorized user to browse and retrieve information from a variety of sources with minimum effort. The User's Guide to JSCMIS is the supplement to the JSCMIS Research Report which details the objectives, the architecture, and implementation of the interface. It is a tutorial on how to use the interface and a reference for details about it. The guide is structured like an extended JSCMIS session, describing all of the interface features and how to use them. It also contains an appendix with each of the standard FORMATs currently included in the interface. Users may review them to decide which FORMAT most suits their needs.

Bishop, Peter C.; Erickson, Lloyd

1990-01-01

378

Workfare With Welfare: Recent Reforms of the Danish Welfare State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Denmark has recently seen a significant drop in unemployment that has not been matched by any corresponding increase in inflation. This article assumes that this remarkable achievement is rooted in the ongoing transition from the Keynesian welfare state (KWS) to a Schumpeterian workfare regime (SWR). The article compares the main features of the KWS with those of the SWR. It

Jacob Torfing

1999-01-01

379

Long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center: Information for base realignment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes and discusses the results obtained during 1992 from the study of long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center (YTC), which Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted for the US Department of the Army. This study was initiated to provide basic ecological information on YTC long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus). The long-billed curlew is a relatively common spring and summer resident

K. D. Hand; L. L. Cadwell; L. E. Eberhardt

1994-01-01

380

Catalog of Databases and Reports from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report catalogues the titles, authors, years, and brief descriptions for databases and reports from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The reports, many of which are available online, focus on the greenhouse effect and global climate change. The catalog is divided into US Department of Energy (DOE) reports, CDIAC reports, CDIAC numeric data and computer model products, and databases. Author and title indexes are available.

381

The USGS National Earthquake Information Center's Response to the Wenchuan, China Earthquake  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immediately after detecting the May 12th, 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) began a coordinated effort to understand and communicate the earthquake's seismological characteristics, tectonic context, and humanitarian impact. NEIC's initial estimates of magnitude and location were distributed within 30 minutes of the quake by e-mail and text message to 70,000 users via the

P. S. Earle; D. J. Wald; H. Benz; S. Sipkin; J. Dewey; T. Allen; K. Jaiswal; R. Buland; G. Choy; G. Hayes; A. Hutko

2008-01-01

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TITLE: USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HIV/AIDS INFORMATION Columbia University Medical Center will use and disclose HIV/AIDS information in accordance  

E-print Network

TITLE: USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HIV/AIDS INFORMATION POLICY: Columbia University Medical Center will use and disclose HIV/AIDS information in accordance with its extremely confidential nature as required and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). PURPOSE : HIV/AIDS information is Protected Health Information (PHI) and

Columbia University

383

Consumer-driven, patient-centered health care in the age of electronic information  

PubMed Central

Americans are turning in increasing numbers to the Internet for information related to their health. Access to information that was previously difficult, if not impossible, for consumers to obtain has helped drive a shift in traditional roles for patients and physicians. Technology has made possible additional avenues for communication that can enhance new relationships. Ample opportunities exist for librarians to participate in a collaborative practice role, helping to serve the needs of both consumers and physicians as consumer-driven, patient-centered health care evolves to meet its full potential. PMID:11838457

Calabretta, Nancy

2002-01-01

384

ImTK: an open source multi-center information management toolkit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Information Management Toolkit (ImTK) Consortium is an open source initiative to develop robust, freely available tools related to the information management needs of basic, clinical, and translational research. An open source framework and agile programming methodology can enable distributed software development while an open architecture will encourage interoperability across different environments. The ISIS Center has conceptualized a prototype data sharing network that simulates a multi-center environment based on a federated data access model. This model includes the development of software tools to enable efficient exchange, sharing, management, and analysis of multimedia medical information such as clinical information, images, and bioinformatics data from multiple data sources. The envisioned ImTK data environment will include an open architecture and data model implementation that complies with existing standards such as Digital Imaging and Communications (DICOM), Health Level 7 (HL7), and the technical framework and workflow defined by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Information Technology Infrastructure initiative, mainly the Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) specifications.

Alaoui, Adil; Ingeholm, Mary Lou; Padh, Shilpa; Dorobantu, Mihai; Desai, Mihir; Cleary, Kevin; Mun, Seong K.

2008-03-01

385

Information Strategy of Nuclear Training Center Ljubljana in the Area of Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

Slovenia has plans to build a repository for low- and medium-radioactive waste by 2013, the location in the very neighborhood of nuclear power plant is almost chosen, but the final approval hasn't been granted yet. The main obstacle is public opinion. Public information activities are therefore vitally important. One of the most important players in this area in Slovenia is Nuclear Training Center in Ljubljana. Though its main task is training of nuclear professionals, it has a significant role in dissemination of knowledge about radioactivity and nuclear technology also among general public. Public information is focused on youngsters. Almost one half of every generation of schoolchildren in Slovenia visits the Information center yearly and in May 2007, we have celebrated the 100,000. visitor since its opening. Live lectures, exhibition, publications and laboratory demonstrations are offered. To measure the opinion of youngsters about nuclear power and get a feed-back for our activities about 1000 youngsters are polled every year since 1993 using the same basic set of questions. The paper describes the information strategy, types of lectures and information materials, permanent exhibition with the most important exhibits. Furthermore, the results of yearly polls of our visitors and comparison with relevant Euro-barometer polls are presented. (authors)

Jeneie, I. [Jozef Stefan Institute, Nuclear Training Center, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2008-07-01

386

Office Automation and Information Technology Trends--Their Impact on Libraries and Information Center Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews recent research on the rate of implementation and impacts of office automation (i.e., expanding microcomputer use, expert systems, electronic publishing) and outlines how these impacts may lead to changes in roles and services of libraries and information professionals. (Author/MBR)

Mason, Robert M.

1986-01-01

387

Obtaining sensitive information from a wary population: A comparison of telephone and face-to-face surveys of welfare recipients in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent studies reveal the benefits of technological developments such as audio computer assisted self-interviewing (A-CASI) in interview methodology, especially for surveys of sensitive behavior and information. However, we believe that the selection of mode of administration depends not only on the technology available and the behavior of interest, but also on the specific population under study. We therefore assess survey

William Alex Pridemore; Kelly R. Damphousse; Rebecca K. Moore

2005-01-01

388

Fear of Floating and Social Welfare  

E-print Network

Fear of Floating and Social Welfare Demosthenes N. Tambakis? Faculty of Economics University of Cambridge May 2007 Abstract: This paper studies the welfare implications of financial sta- bility and inflation stabilization as distinct monetary policy...

Tambakis, Demosthenes N

389

GOVERNMENTS AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR WELFARE: HISTORIANS' PERSPECTIVES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines recent themes in the history of welfare as they apply to the relationship between government and the voluntary or non-profit sector. These include a shift from a focus on the welfare state to a \\

Margaret Tennant

2001-01-01

390

How the Child Welfare System Works  

MedlinePLUS

... Training Workforce Systemwide Systemwide Home Assessment Courts Cultural Competence Domestic Violence Immigration and Child Welfare Laws & Policies ... System reform Training Workforce Systemwide Assessment Courts Cultural competence Domestic violence Immigration and Child Welfare Laws & policies ...

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Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System  

MedlinePLUS

... Training Workforce Systemwide Systemwide Home Assessment Courts Cultural Competence Domestic Violence Immigration and Child Welfare Laws & Policies ... System reform Training Workforce Systemwide Assessment Courts Cultural competence Domestic violence Immigration and Child Welfare Laws & policies ...

392

Signalling Competition and Social Welfare (Working Paper)  

E-print Network

We consider an environment where sellers compete over buyers. All sellers are a-priori identical and strategically signal buyers about the product they sell. In a setting motivated by on-line advertising in display ad exchanges, where firms use second price auctions, a firm's strategy is a decision about its signaling scheme for a stream of goods (e.g. user impressions), and a buyer's strategy is a selection among the firms. In this setting, a single seller will typically provide partial information and consequently a product may be allocated inefficiently. Intuitively, competition among sellers may induce sellers to provide more information in order to attract buyers and thus increase efficiency. Surprisingly, we show that such a competition among firms may yield significant loss in consumers' social welfare with respect to the monopolistic setting. Although we also show that in some cases the competitive setting yields gain in social welfare, we provide a tight bound on that gain, which is shown to be small...

Polevoy, Gleb; Tennenholtz, Moshe

2012-01-01

393

Consumer Interests Annual Volume 47, 2001 Revisiting the Welfare to Work Framework for Research, Education, and Outreach  

E-print Network

Service Offices, Vocational Technical Schools, child care centers for farm laborers, welfare to work the welfare reform discussions: Public Law 104-193, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), and Public Law 104-180, The Agricultural, Rural Development, Food and Drug

New Hampshire, University of

394

The Animal Welfare Act and why it matters to librarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief history of the Animal Welfare Act and suggest that librarians and other information professionals can play an active role in helping researchers to comply with the Act. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The author attended workshops directed towards Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and Biomedical Researchers. As a result

John E. Osinski

2011-01-01

395

Child Care Issues Impacting Welfare Reform in the Rural South.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Access to affordable, quality child care is a major barrier to successful employment for many families. About one-fifth of families return to welfare within a few months of leaving, with lack of accessible child care and transportation being the most frequently cited reasons. These issues are likely to be compounded in the rural South. Information

Ghazvini, Alisa S.; Mullis, Ann K.; Mullis, Ronald L.; Park, Jennifer J.

1999-01-01

396

RESEARCH PAPER Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods  

E-print Network

.Moltschaniwskyj@utas.edu.au K. Hall Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Albury, Australia M. R. Lipinski Marine when considering cephalopod welfare; how little is known about disease in cephalopods and its individuals and releasing them into the wild to obtain information about their ecology, biology, and behaviour

McFall-Ngai, Margaret

397

Insider Trading, Investment, and Liquidity: A Welfare Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We compare equilibrium trading outcomes with and without participation by an informed insider, assuming inflexible ex ante aggregate investment choices by agents. Noise trading arises from aggregate uncertainty regarding other agents' intertemporal consumption preferences. The welfare levels of outsiders can thus be ascertained. The allocations without insider trading are not ex ante Pareto efficient, because our model differs from standard

Sudipto Bhattacharya; Giovanna Nicodano

2001-01-01

398

Animal welfare monitoring and livestock traceability during transport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The authors present an experimental project that aims to establish an effective navigation system in accordance with European Council Regulation 1\\/2005 concerning animal welfare during transport. The prototype created during the project consists of both hardware and software components. An onboard unit is installed at truck level. It collects and transmits real-time information of the animal transport to a

Fausto Bonavitacola

2009-01-01

399

Comparing Drug Use between Welfare-Receiving Arrestees and Non-Welfare-Receiving Arrestees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares drug-positive rates between welfare-receiving arrestees, non-welfare receiving arrestees living below the poverty level, and non-welfare arrestees living above the poverty level. Welfare-receiving arrestees were more likely to be female, older, less educated, and to test positive for opiates and benzodiazepines than the other subgroups.…

Yacoubian, George S., Jr.; Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Urbach, Blake J.; Johnson, Regina J.

2002-01-01

400

Spatial Divisions of Welfare: The Geography of Welfare Benefit Expenditure and of Housing Benefit in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hamnett C. Spatial divisions of welfare: the geography of welfare benefit expenditure and of housing benefit in Britain, Regional Studies. This paper examines the structure of state welfare expenditure in Britain. It argues that the geography of state welfare expenditure and its impacts have been relatively neglected given their importance in terms of state expenditure, regional distribution and spatial equality.

Chris Hamnett

2009-01-01

401

The effective use of newspaper information in corporations (2) Centered around corporate and managemant information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A newspaper article is a fragmentary record of fact. For information activities in corporations it is fundamental to gather newspaper articles related to the object thema as many as possible, integrate them, analyze them, and then, create new intelligence based on them. Here in databases become effective measures. It seems essential to construct searching strategy with high recall of necessary information and understand the databases in detail when we use newspaper article databases. The cases that newspaper databases are useful for business are represented by (1) research and analysis for problem solving, (2) gathering of knowledge, and confirmation of the facts, and (3) constant observation of facts without missing any change in there. Particularly for case (1) various methods are tried for analyzing the tendency.

Kamio, Tatsuo

402

welfare costs of business cycles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The welfare cost of business cycles measures the benefits that would be obtained by individuals from eliminating all the macroeconomic instability in a given economy. In a seminal paper, Lucas (1985) argued that these benefits are almost certain to be trivially small, especially when they are compared with the benefits that can be achieved with more growth for the post-war

Ayse Imrohoroglu

403

Institutional racism in child welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three reasons are most often provided to explain the persistent overrepresentation of black children in the child welfare system. One, since black families have more risk factors (unemployment, single-parent families, poverty, etc) that cause them to abuse and neglect their children more than white families, the higher representation of blacks is appropriate. Two, since blacks are more highly concentrated among

Robert B. Hill

2004-01-01

404

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare  

E-print Network

are the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and TrainingOffice of Laboratory Animal Welfare National Institutes of Health PublicHealthService Policyon

Baker, Chris I.

405

Developmental Disabilities and Child Welfare.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph addresses common misconceptions about developmental disabilities, describes the conditions that child welfare workers are most likely to see, provides examples of effective interventions, and stresses the importance of early intervention to promote healthy development. Specific chapters include: (1) "Understanding Developmental…

Rycus, Judith S.; Hughes, Ronald C.

406

Manpower Utilization in Social Welfare.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To study the problems of developing a useful conceptual framework for utilizing workers in the field of social welfare who received training at less than the highest professional level, four 2-day symposium sessions were held during the fall of 1968, Approximately 13 participants, predominanatly social workers and representatives from the fields…

Teare, Robert J.; McPheeters, Harold L.

407

Child Welfare Outcome Indicator Matrix  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child welfare practice is at a turning point in Canada. Inquests and media interest have drawn public attention to the plight of mal- treated children. With this increased attention there is a risk that the complexity inherent in helping maltreated children and their families may not be fully recognized. The pro- posed multi-dimensional ecological framework reflects the complex balance child

Nico Trocmé; Butch Nutter; Bruce MacLaurin; Barbara Fallon

408

TAX PROTEST AND WELFARE STATES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why do some welfare states experience more tax protest than others? Quantitative analysis of a new database of tax protest in twelve European coun tries from 1980 to 1995, combined with in- depth comparative-historical analysis of selected c ountries, shows that tax protest was most prevalent where there was a poor fit between produc tion regimes and social protection regimes.

Isaac William Martin; Nadav Gabay

2008-01-01

409

Air quality and human welfare  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Human welfare is generally referring to allocation of resources to fit the well being of humans. If high standard of well-being is to be maintained, the concerns for a healthy environment must be balanced against requirements of economic growth. In a natural capital system, human welfare is best served by improving the quality and flow of desired services delivered rather than merely increasing the total money flow. An ecosystem based management of living and natural resource use will steer this progress to the best of human welfare while the efficiency of ecosystem based management depends strongly on the availability of integrated assessment tools that will combine environmental models and monitoring data with ecological economic valuation methods. In applied welfare economics, the methodological approach to assess resource allocations towards societal optimality and thereby establish criteria for government intervention is often linked to tools as Cost-ffectiveness Analysis (CEA), Cost-Benefit Assessment (CBA) or Multi-criteria Analysis (MCA). By illustrating an assessment on costs and benefits of the implementation of Hg emission reduction measures in the coal sector, it becomes obvious that for a full analysis of societal costs and benefits, several aspects of Hg pollution, sources, impacts and co-benefits need to be considered.

Sundseth, K.; Pacyna, J. M.; Pacyna, E. G.

2009-02-01

410

Welfare Entitlements: Addressing New Realities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because welfare entitlements are increasingly unpopular, social work advocates need to place greater emphasis on job growth and alternate mechanisms for wealth redistribution, including refundable tax credits for working poor people. The Internal Revenue Code can be an effective weapon in combating poverty if antipoverty approaches in the code are…

Belcher, Jon R.; Fandetti, Donald V.

1995-01-01

411

Child Care and Welfare Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 establishes mandatory work requirements. This review article describes the child care provisions of the welfare reform act, addressing some of the issues related to these provisions and highlighting selected state initiatives in this area. (Author)

Lino, Mark

1998-01-01

412

Welfare versus Workfare: Policy Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews evolution of workfare programs during the past 25 years. Summarizes both positive and negative outcomes of such programs, and identifies some key issues and unanswered questions resulting from these outcomes. Suggests a more viable direction for welfare reform in the areas of child care responsibility, balance of rights and obligations,…

Chung, Woo Sik; Pardeck, John T.

1996-01-01

413

The Animal Welfare Act: from enactment to enforcement.  

PubMed

Originally enacted in 1966, the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act has been amended several times and renamed the Animal Welfare Act. Responsibility for administering the Animal Welfare Act was delegated within the United States Department of Agriculture to the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and regulations and standards have been developed to implement the intent of Congress conveyed in the language of the Act. In our opinion, the key to compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and its regulations and standards is to have in place a proactive, progressive Animal Care and Use Program that uses the semiannual inspection and programmatic review process to improve the day-to-day management of the program. Successfully managing the inspection process has taken on new meaning in what has recently become known as the 'Age of Enforcement.' As part of this approach, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service made changes to the inspection process and issued an Enhanced Animal Welfare Enforcement Plan, which included the development of an Inspection Requirements Handbook. The Inspection Requirements Handbook provides inspectors with information on conducting inspections and includes as an attachment a flow chart for Enforcement Action Guidance. The chart describes 4 types of actions that may occur as part of the enforcement process and the steps that will be followed if noncompliant items are documented during an inspection. PMID:22776186

Cardon, Andrew D; Bailey, Matthew R; Bennett, B Taylor

2012-05-01

414

Welfare Reform and Reducing Teen Pregnancy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most adolescent mothers are unmarried and on welfare. Congress enacted new welfare legislation that emphasizes reducing teen pregnancy and requiring work, but states are reluctant to meet this challenge. Discusses child poverty's new face, public policy and culture wars, welfare reform, and social norms. Concludes that reducing unwed parenthood…

Sawhill, Isabel V.

2000-01-01

415

Globalization and the welfare state: a retrospective  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are basically three stories about the globalization-welfare state nexus. The first story argues that globalization is the cause of the chronic crisis of the welfare state. As national economies open to the international market, governments are forced to adapt to the imperatives of global competition, and this means cutting cost-intensive welfare programmes (globalization theory). The second story argues that,

Philipp Genschel

2004-01-01

416

Gender and the Development of Welfare Regimes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper builds on the idea that any further development of the concept of 'welfare regime' must incorporate the relationship between unpaid as well as paid work and welfare. Consideration of the privateldomestic is crucial to a gendered understanding of welfare because historically women have typically gained entitlements by virtue of their dependent status within the family as wives and

Jane. Lewis

1992-01-01

417

Welfare Rights in the Liberal Tradition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that welfare rights are not incompatible with liberalism's commitment to private property and freedom. Argues that students need to be aware of liberalism's favorable historical position on welfare. Examines the positions of John Locke, Thomas Paine, and John Stuart Mills on poverty, welfare, and the role of the state. (RW)

Horne, Thomas A.

1990-01-01

418

The Urban Institute: Issues in Focus: Child Welfare  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Urban Institute has been actively involved in research on urban-themed policy issues and related matters for over four decades. One of their thematic research programs covers child welfare. On this site, visitors can learn about this program, look over recent research reports, and sign up to receive their electronic newsletter. The "About the Program" is a fine place to start, and here visitors will learn that their work includes research on the finances of child welfare programs, adoption, and kinship care. Further on down the homepage, users will find recent reports like "Who Will Adopt the Foster Care Children Left Behind?" and "Trends in U.S. Foster Care Adoption Legislation: A State by State Analysis". The site is rounded out by information on the program team and an area where visitors can sign up to receive the Child Welfare Research Program's quarterly electronic newsletter.

2008-01-01

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Toward Self Sufficiency: Social Issues in the Nineties. Proceedings of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (33rd, Scottsdale, Arizona, August 7-11, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The presentations compiled in these proceedings on welfare and self-sufficiency reflect much of the current research in areas of housing, health, employment and training, welfare and reform, nutrition, child support, child care, and youth. The first section provides information on the conference and on the National Association for Welfare Research…

National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Olympia, WA.

420

A User-Centered Approach to Adaptive Hypertext Based on an Information Relevance Model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rapid and effective to information in large electronic documentation systems can be facilitated if information relevant in an individual user's content can be automatically supplied to this user. However most of this knowledge on contextual relevance is not found within the contents of documents, it is rather established incrementally by users during information access. We propose a new model for interactively learning contextual relevance during information retrieval, and incrementally adapting retrieved information to individual user profiles. The model, called a relevance network, records the relevance of references based on user feedback for specific queries and user profiles. It also generalizes such knowledge to later derive relevant references for similar queries and profiles. The relevance network lets users filter information by context of relevance. Compared to other approaches, it does not require any prior knowledge nor training. More importantly, our approach to adaptivity is user-centered. It facilitates acceptance and understanding by users by giving them shared control over the adaptation without disturbing their primary task. Users easily control when to adapt and when to use the adapted system. Lastly, the model is independent of the particular application used to access information, and supports sharing of adaptations among users.

Mathe, Nathalie; Chen, James

1994-01-01

421

Living kidney donor informed consent practices vary between US and non-US centers  

PubMed Central

Background. Living kidney donation rates are increasing in the United States and internationally. Major consensus statements on the care of living kidney donors recommend communicating all potential health and psychosocial risks to donors. We evaluated the degree of international variation in the process of informed consent of potential donors during their evaluation. Methods. Transplant professionals attending the 2006 World Transplant Congress responded to a survey assessing their process of informed consent, evaluation and communication of living donor risk. US-based respondents were compared to non-US respondents. Results. There were 221 respondents from 177 transplant centers and 40 countries (48% US respondents). Across US and non-US transplant centers, potential donors were most likely to receive written material about living donor risk by mail prior to evaluation, receive risk information in person during evaluation, have a psychosocial evaluation, which usually lasted longer than 30 min and sign an official donation consent form presented to them by a surgeon or nephrologist. Although over 75% of respondents stated that donors received information about medical risks such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and potential need for dialysis, there was less consistency regarding whether or not respondents conveyed an increased risk of these medical complications to donors. Additionally, the financial and psychosocial costs associated with being a living donor were inconsistently communicated to donors during the informed consent process. Compared to non-US respondents, US respondents were more likely to use written material and visual aids to convey risks to donors, have mandatory psychosocial evaluations and provide access to donor support groups. US transplant centers were also more likely to discuss the possibility of the donors needing dialysis or a transplant if their remaining kidney fails in the future, possible travel expenses and loss of work income due to donation recovery. Conversely, the US respondents were less likely to offer long-term follow-up and to utilize nephrologists to obtain written donor consent for donation. Conclusions. As dependence on living organ donation increases best practices for informed consent, donor evaluation and uniform risk conveyance need to be established. This may be accomplished by using a model informed consent template to ensure that informed consent from donors is consistently obtained. PMID:18599559

Parekh, Ami M.; Gordon, Elisa J.; Garg, Amit X.; Waterman, Amy D.; Kulkarni, Sanjay; Parikh, Chirag R.

2008-01-01

422

The NASA GES-DISC-DAAC Precipitation Data and Information Services Center (PDISC)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This poster promotes the latest contribution from Goddard Earth Science (GES), Data and Information Services Center (DISC), Distributed Active Archive Center (DISC), to the scientific and public user communities who are interested in the precipitation and related data sets and products. The Precipitation Data and Information Services Center (PDISC) provides an integrated view connecting rainfall estimation basic research to its use and implications to our understanding of the water cycle. The following topics are addressed: 1. Various rainfall estimation products derived from visible/infrared (VIS/IR), passive and active microwave (MW) measurements located both in polar and geosynchronous satellites; 2. Rainfall product quality control and error analyses; and 3. Rainfall estimation from space and its contributions to the understanding of the Earth's energy and water balance and long-term climate prediction. Special attention is given to the 6 years data and products derived from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite Precipitation Radar (PR) and Microwave Imager (TMI). All TRMM data and related products are archived, distributed, and accessible to users through various GES-DISC-DAAC-PDISC user-friendly ordering systems, with analysis tools, documentation, and data read software. The intention is to make TRMM and other precipitation related data and products more widely used for climate, health, environment, agriculture, and interdisciplinary research and applications. The TRMM six-year precipitation climatology for example is an excellent benchmark for other tropical rainfall measurement, and for estimating tropical contributions to global water and energy cycles.

Vicente, G. A.; Rui, H.; Teng, B.; Liu, Z.; Lu, L.; Hrubiak, P.; Bonk, J.; McManus, J.; Leptoukh, G.

2004-12-01

423

The Houston Academy of Medicine--Texas Medical Center Library management information system.  

PubMed Central

A management information system (MIS) provides a means for collecting, reporting, and analyzing data from all segments of an organization. Such systems are common in business but rare in libraries. The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library developed an MIS that operates on a system of networked IBM PCs and Paradox, a commercial database software package. The data collected in the system include monthly reports, client profile information, and data collected at the time of service requests. The MIS assists with enforcement of library policies, ensures that correct information is recorded, and provides reports for library managers. It also can be used to help answer a variety of ad hoc questions. Future plans call for the development of an MIS that could be adapted to other libraries' needs, and a decision-support interface that would facilitate access to the data contained in the MIS databases. PMID:8251972

Camille, D; Chadha, S; Lyders, R A

1993-01-01

424

Activity-based costing via an information system: an application created for a breast imaging center.  

PubMed

Activity-based costing (ABC) is a process that enables the estimation of the cost of producing a product or service. More accurate than traditional charge-based approaches, it emphasizes analysis of processes, and more specific identification of both direct and indirect costs. This accuracy is essential in today's healthcare environment, in which managed care organizations necessitate responsible and accountable costing. However, to be successfully utilized, it requires time, effort, expertise, and support. Data collection can be tedious and expensive. By integrating ABC with information management (IM) and systems (IS), organizations can take advantage of the process orientation of both, extend and improve ABC, and decrease resource utilization for ABC projects. In our case study, we have examined the process of a multidisciplinary breast center. We have mapped the constituent activities and established cost drivers. This information has been structured and included in our information system database for subsequent analysis. PMID:11442093

Hawkins, H; Langer, J; Padua, E; Reaves, J

2001-06-01

425

Marketing information goods and services in medical libraries and information centers  

PubMed Central

Marketing is one of the essential parts of any business corporation in the modern management. One can see the difference between corporations in gaining their goals, considering their marketing methods. Gaining more advantage or acquiring more funds can be of reasons for marketing, but these are not all the reasons. Perhaps the most important reason for marketing is increasing the customer satisfaction. This, in turn, leads to more willingness in payment and using services. Nowadays, due to rapid growth in ICT, changes in budgets, rapid growth in development and use of knowledge, variety of users and their needs, marketing has become an important factor in any library activities. Libraries are now more responsible in this regard, because marketing is now an important tool in improving users’ satisfaction in using library services. Hence, marketing is now very important for libraries to survive in the increasing pressures of competitive conditions of the information market. This article is tapping on issues such as information marketing, principles of marketing, marketing techniques, developing markets, and marketing skills. Some recommendations are also presented for marketing in libraries. PMID:23555112

Ashrafi-rizi, Hasan; Kazempour, Zahra

2012-01-01

426

Marketing information goods and services in medical libraries and information centers.  

PubMed

Marketing is one of the essential parts of any business corporation in the modern management. One can see the difference between corporations in gaining their goals, considering their marketing methods. Gaining more advantage or acquiring more funds can be of reasons for marketing, but these are not all the reasons. Perhaps the most important reason for marketing is increasing the customer satisfaction. This, in turn, leads to more willingness in payment and using services. Nowadays, due to rapid growth in ICT, changes in budgets, rapid growth in development and use of knowledge, variety of users and their needs, marketing has become an important factor in any library activities. Libraries are now more responsible in this regard, because marketing is now an important tool in improving users' satisfaction in using library services. Hence, marketing is now very important for libraries to survive in the increasing pressures of competitive conditions of the information market. This article is tapping on issues such as information marketing, principles of marketing, marketing techniques, developing markets, and marketing skills. Some recommendations are also presented for marketing in libraries. PMID:23555112

Ashrafi-Rizi, Hasan; Kazempour, Zahra

2012-01-01

427

Client Functional Assessment Data as Management Information: Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center's Management Information System  

PubMed Central

This paper describes the design of a functional assessment system, a component of a management information system (MIS) that supports a comprehensive rehabilitation facility. Products of the subsystem document the functional status of rehabilitation clients through process evaluation reporting and outcomes reporting. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design of this MIS component. The environment supported, the integration requirements and the needed development approach is unique, requiring significant input from health care professionals, medical informatics specialists, statisticians and program evaluators. Strategies for the implementation of the functional assessment system are the major results reported in this paper. They are most useful to the systems designer or management engineer in a human service delivery setting. MIS plan development, computer file structure and access methods, and approaches to scheduling applications is described. Finally, the development of functional status measures is discussed. Application of the methodologies described will facilitate similar efforts towards systems development in other human service delivery settings.

Steidle, Ernest F.

1983-01-01

428

Informed consent for patient transfers to a veterans affairs medical center  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective:To evaluate whether informed consent was obtained prior to transfers of patients from a community hospital to a Veterans Affairs\\u000a medical center.\\u000a \\u000a Design:Cross-sectional study.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Setting:A Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Participants:Eighty-six consecutive interhospital-transferred patients. Nearly all were white men, with a median age of 62.5 years. Fifty\\u000a percent had three or more active medical problems and 17% had been

Daniel F. Jablonski; G. Michael Mosley; James C. Byrd; Deborah Schwallie; Ann B. Nattinger

1991-01-01

429

Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science research plan 2013-18  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS) was created in 2006 and since that time has provided research primarily in support of The National Map. The presentations and publications of the CEGIS researchers document the research accomplishments that include advances in electronic topographic map design, generalization, data integration, map projections, sea level rise modeling, geospatial semantics, ontology, user-centered design, volunteer geographic information, and parallel and grid computing for geospatial data from The National Map. A research plan spanning 2013–18 has been developed extending the accomplishments of the CEGIS researchers and documenting new research areas that are anticipated to support The National Map of the future. In addition to extending the 2006–12 research areas, the CEGIS research plan for 2013–18 includes new research areas in data models, geospatial semantics, high-performance computing, volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing, social media, data integration, and multiscale representations to support the Three-Dimensional Elevation Program (3DEP) and The National Map of the future of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Usery, E. Lynn

2013-01-01

430

Real-Time Data Processing Systems and Products at the Alaska Earthquake Information Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) receives data from over 400 seismic sites located within the state boundaries and the surrounding regions and serves as a regional data center. In 2007, the AEIC reported ~20,000 seismic events, with the largest event of M6.6 in Andreanof Islands. The real-time earthquake detection and data processing systems at AEIC are based on the Antelope system from BRTT, Inc. This modular and extensible processing platform allows an integrated system complete from data acquisition to catalog production. Multiple additional modules constructed with the Antelope toolbox have been developed to fit particular needs of the AEIC. The real-time earthquake locations and magnitudes are determined within 2-5 minutes of the event occurrence. AEIC maintains a 24/7 seismologist-on-duty schedule. Earthquake alarms are based on the real- time earthquake detections. Significant events are reviewed by the seismologist on duty within 30 minutes of the occurrence with information releases issued for significant events. This information is disseminated immediately via the AEIC website, ANSS website via QDDS submissions, through e-mail, cell phone and pager notifications, via fax broadcasts and recorded voice-mail messages. In addition, automatic regional moment tensors are determined for events with M>=4.0. This information is posted on the public website. ShakeMaps are being calculated in real-time with the information currently accessible via a password-protected website. AEIC is designing an alarm system targeted for the critical lifeline operations in Alaska. AEIC maintains an extensive computer network to provide adequate support for data processing and archival. For real-time processing, AEIC operates two identical, interoperable computer systems in parallel.

Ruppert, N. A.; Hansen, R. A.

2007-05-01

431

Columbia Universities Center for International Earth Science Information Network: Downloadable Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Columbia Universities Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) offers several free data sets on the Downloadable Data page. The first set is its GIS formatted data, which includes the Central American Vegetation/ Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status, China Dimensions, Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico, Grided Population of the World, Last of the Wild, Human Footprint, and US PUMA and TIGER files. Non-GIS formatted data include an Archive of Census Related Products and an Environmental Sustainability Index, which is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability. The main page provides clear descriptions of each data set, along with the necessary links to access and download them.

1997-01-01

432

Using a small/low cost computer in an information center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Small/low cost computers are available with I/O capacities that make them suitable for SDI and retrospective searching on any of the many commercially available data bases. A small two-tape computer system is assumed, and an analysis of its run-time equations leads to a three-step search procedure. Run times and costs are shown as a function of file size, number of search terms, and input transmission rates. Actual examples verify that it is economically feasible for an information center to consider its own small, dedicated computer system.

Wilde, D. U.

1972-01-01

433

The Integration of an Information Processing Center into a Modern Office/Word Processing Technology Course. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report and related materials are provided from an activity to set up an operating information processing center that would do the work initiated by personnel in the district and to incorporate the center into the Modern Office/Word Processing Technology course. The report details objectives, population and sample, and conclusions and…

LeVan, Jan; Arndt, Maridene

434

Delivering Drought Information Services to the Great Plains and the World Tonya Bernadt and Michael Hayes , National Drought Mitigation Center  

E-print Network

Delivering Drought Information Services to the Great Plains and the World Tonya Bernadt and Michael Hayes , National Drought Mitigation Center University of NebraskaLincoln, 819 Hardin Hall 68583 tbernadt5@unl.edu, mhayes2@unl.edu The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) has interacted with local

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

435

Evidence-Informed Leadership in the Japanese Context: Middle Managers at a University Self-Access Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on the steering of a self-access learning center in a Japanese university by its "middle management" committee over the first years of its operation. Middle management practice was informed by an ethnographic archive of various facets of center use, particularly concerning language policy and curriculum integration, issues about…

Adamson, John; Brown, Howard

2012-01-01

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75 FR 43188 - Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide Automated Child Welfare...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Request for Public Comment...Concerning the Redesign of Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS...and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on...

2010-07-23

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2012 Campus Influenza Clinic Information Norris Health Center in partnership with the College of Nursing, Union Marketing and Programming,  

E-print Network

2012 Campus Influenza Clinic Information Norris Health Center in partnership Housing will begin its Fall 2012 Campus Seasonal Influenza Clinics starting you can protect yourself from getting ill and avoid spreading influenza

Saldin, Dilano

438

COMMUNICATING RISK INFORMATION TO STATE AND LOCAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCIES VIA U.S. EPA'S AIR RISK INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTER (AIR RISC)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) has been organized by U.S. EPA's offices of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Health and Environmental Assessment. The center has been developed in cooperation with the State and Territorial air Pollution Control Program Adm...

439

The Antarctic Geospatial Information Center: Three Years of Supporting Antarctic Science and Operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Founded in 2007, the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC) is dedicated to supporting and promoting the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) by providing geospatial information to Antarctic science, operations, and education communities. Since its inception, AGIC contributes to Antarctic science in four significant ways: 1) by direct geospatial support of research groups to advance science, 2) by authoring maps and creating applications to facilitate better logistical support, 3) by serving as a data repository and clearinghouse for Antarctic geospatial data, 4) by providing expertise, analysis, and education to researchers, support staff, and students. This poster will showcase several products, tools, and services developed by AGIC in the past three years, including a collection of 150 ground control points in the McMurdo Dry Valleys and Ross Island, highly accurate maps in the McMurdo Sound region using satellite imagery, and an archive of historical USGS aerial photography accessed through a web-based search application.

Herried, B.; Morin, P. J.; Larue, M.; Porter, C.; Niebuhr, S.; Antarctic Geospatial Information Center

2010-12-01

440

Directrices para la Creacion del Centro Nacional de Informacion y Documentacion (Guidelines for the Creation of a National Information and Documentation Center).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses background information and guidelines for the creation of a national information and documentation center for the dissemination of scientific and technological information. The study first reports on information services in several other countries and the need for an information center in Venezuela; included are…

Menda Behrens, Eduardo

441

Review of the social and environmental factors affecting the behavior and welfare of turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo).  

PubMed

In modern rearing systems, turkey producers often face economic losses due to increased aggression, feather pecking, cannibalism, leg disorders, or injuries among birds, which are also significant welfare issues. The main underlying causes appear to relate to rapid growth, flock size, density, poor environmental complexity, or lighting, which may be deficient in providing the birds with an adequate physical or social environment. To date, there is little information regarding the effect of these factors on turkey welfare. This knowledge is, however, essential to ensure the welfare of turkeys and to improve their quality of life, but may also be beneficial to industry, allowing better bird performance, improved carcass quality, and reduced mortality and condemnations. This paper reviews the available scientific literature related to the behavior of turkeys as influenced by the physical and social environment that may be relevant to advances toward turkey production systems that take welfare into consideration. We addressed the effects that factors such as density, group size, space availability, maturation, lightning, feeding, and transport may have over parameters that may be relevant to ensure welfare of turkeys. Available scientific studies were based in experimental environments and identified individual factors corresponding to particular welfare problems. Most of the studies aimed at finding optimal levels of rearing conditions that allow avoiding or decreasing most severe welfare issues. This paper discusses the importance of these factors for development of production environments that would be better suited from a welfare and economic point of view. PMID:23687141

Marchewka, J; Watanabe, T T N; Ferrante, V; Estevez, I

2013-06-01

442

US Coast Guard GPS Information Center (GPSIC) and its function within the Civil GPS Service (CGS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 1987, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) formally requested that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) take responsibility for providing an office that would respond to nonmilitary user needs for GPS information, data, and assistance. DOT accepted this responsibility and in February 1989, named the Coast Guard as their lead agency for the project. Since that time, the U.S. Coast Guard has worked with the U.S. Space Command to develop requirements and implement a plan for providing the requested interface with the civil GPS community. The Civil GPS Service (CGS) consists of four main elements: GPS Information Center (GPSIC) - provides GPS status information to civilian users of the system: Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) - established to identify civil GPS user technical information needs in support of the CGS program; Differential GPS (DGPS) - Coast Guard Research and Development Project; and PPS Program Office (PPSPO) - (Under development) will administer the program allowing qualified civil users to have access to the PPS signal. Details about the services these organizations provide are described.

1993-01-01

443

Workforce retention issues in voluntary child welfare.  

PubMed

Unlike many studies focused on retention and turnover in public child welfare, this study examined issues of job satisfaction and retention in voluntary child welfare. Although three-fourths of the 1,624 workers surveyed intended to remain in child welfare, 57.3% had thought about leaving their agencies during the past year. All respondents were dissatisfied with their level of pay, but those thinking of leaving were significantly less satisfied with the contingent rewards they received. PMID:21877565

McGowan, Brenda G; Auerbach, Charles; Conroy, Kathryn; Augsberger, Astraea; Schudrich, Wendy

2010-01-01

444

Integrating animal welfare into veterinary teaching.  

PubMed

The third edition of the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA's) Concepts in Animal Welfare teaching tool was released recently. The tool is intended to help with the teaching of animal welfare science. Shortly after the launch, Ruth De Vere, head of education at WSPA, spoke to Veterinary Record about the tool and the efforts the charity is making to promote welfare. Georgina Mills reports. PMID:24272563

Mills, Georgina

2013-11-23

445

Information Retrieval Center: A Proposal for the Implementation of CD-ROM Database Technology at Memphis State University Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This planning proposal recommends that Memphis State University Libraries make information on CD-ROM (compact disc--read only memory) available in the Reference Department by establishing an Information Retrieval Center (IRC). Following a brief introduction and statement of purpose, the library's databases, users, staffing, facilities, and…

Evans, John; Park, Betsy

446

Evaluation of welfare rights advice in primary care: the general practice perspective.  

PubMed

Income maximisation may reduce enduring poverty-related health inequalities. Specialist welfare rights advice in primary care has been proposed and, in some areas, implemented, but evaluation data from the general practice perspective is needed. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact on general practice of specialist welfare rights advice, comparing practices with and without in-house provision of welfare advice using a cross-sectional postal questionnaire. This study was conducted in general practice surgeries in an inner-London health authority with high indicators of deprivation. Questionnaires were sent to practice managers. Comparative data (according to whether specialist advice was currently offered) addressed processes of identifying and meeting welfare needs and outcomes in terms of efficiency of provision. Seventy-nine surgeries participated. Those with welfare rights advisers (n = 42) were significantly more likely to report that current provision was adequate, that it was easier for staff to access advice on their patients' behalf (and by patients themselves) and that the process of advice provision ran smoothly. Lack of funding and space were the principal reasons for not having in-house advice. Surgeries wish provision to be expanded within practices. Welfare rights advice in surgeries improves ability to meet welfare needs via specialist advisers. Referral processes are simplified, enabling general practitioners to ensure that relevant advice is provided without the need for welfare knowledge themselves. General practices welcome the expansion of provision, with the proviso that adequate resources are identified. The current lack of basic information in surgeries must be addressed (e.g. information on local providers, printed information detailing range and eligibility criteria of welfare benefits). PMID:12485128

Harding, Richard; Sherr, Lorraine; Singh, Surinder; Sherr, Avrom; Moorhead, Richard

2002-11-01

447

A systems engineering perspective on the human-centered design of health information systems.  

PubMed

The discipline of systems engineering, over the past five decades, has used a structured systematic approach to managing the "cradle to grave" development of products and processes. While elements of this approach are typically used to guide the development of information systems that instantiate a significant user interface, it appears to be rare for the entire process to be implemented. In fact, a number of authors have put forth development lifecycle models that are subsets of the classical systems engineering method, but fail to include steps such as incremental hazard analysis and post-deployment corrective and preventative actions. In that most health information systems have safety implications, we argue that the design and development of such systems would benefit by implementing this systems engineering approach in full. Particularly with regard to bringing a human-centered perspective to the formulation of system requirements and the configuration of effective user interfaces, this classical systems engineering method provides an excellent framework for incorporating human factors (ergonomics) knowledge and integrating ergonomists in the interdisciplinary development of health information systems. PMID:15694886

Samaras, George M; Horst, Richard L

2005-02-01

448

Long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center: Information for base realignment  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes and discusses the results obtained during 1992 from the study of long-billed curlews on the Yakima Training Center (YTC), which Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted for the US Department of the Army. This study was initiated to provide basic ecological information on YTC long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus). The long-billed curlew is a relatively common spring and summer resident on the YTC. However, other than casual observations, very little is known about the distribution, density, reproductive success, and habitat requirements for this species on the YTC. Until recently the long-billed curlew was a US Fish and Wildlife Service candidate for listing as threatened or endangered; however, on November 21, 1991 it was down-listed to Class IIIc. The Washington Department of Wildlife lists the long-billed curlew as a ``species of special concern.`` Specific objectives of this study were to (1) locate nesting areas, (2) locate brood-rearing areas, (3) evaluate habitat requirements, (4) determine diet, (5) evaluate response to troop activities, (6) evaluate the impact of livestock grazing, (7) estimate the population size, and (8) estimate recruitment rates. Six curlews (four females and two males) were captured and fitted with radio transmitters. These birds were relocated to obtain nesting, habitat use, and feeding information. Road surveys conducted over most of the YTC provided information on the bird`s general distribution, habitat requirements, and nesting and brood-rearing areas.

Hand, K.D.; Cadwell, L.L.; Eberhardt, L.E.

1994-02-01

449

Recent Changes in Florida Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems. State Update No. 2. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief examines changes in Florida's welfare-to-work, child care, and child welfare systems since 1997, presenting information from visits conducted in 1999 and 2000. It profiles Florida's population, economy, and politics, reviewing its income support and social services safety net. Three sections detail current policies and recent changes in…

Botsko, Christopher; Snyder, Kathleen; Leos-Urbel, Jacob

450

Recent Changes in Washington Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems. State Update No. 6. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief examines changes in Washington's welfare-to-work, child care, and child welfare systems since 1997, presenting information from visits to Washington in 1999 and 2000. It profiles Washington's demographic, economic, and political conditions, reviewing its income support and social services systems and highlighting recent changes,…

Thompson, Terri S.; Snyder, Kathleen; Malm, Karin; O'Brien, Carolyn

451

Value-added Data Services at the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), in addition to serving the Earth Science community as one of the major Distributed Active Archives Centers (DAACs), provides much more than just data. Among the value-added services available to general users are subsetting data spatially and/or by parameter, online analysis (to avoid downloading unnecessarily all the data), and assistance in obtaining data from other centers. Services available to data producers and high-volume users include consulting on building new products with standard formats and metadata and construction of data management systems. A particularly useful service is data processing at the DISC (i.e., close to the input data) with the users algorithm. This can take a number of different forms: as a configuration-managed algorithm within the main processing stream; as a stand-alone program next to the on-line data storage; as build-it-yourself code within the Near-Archive Data Mining (NADM) system; or as an on-the-fly analysis with simple algorithms embedded into the web-based tools. Partnerships between the GES DISC and scientists, both producers and users, allow the scientists to concentrate on science, while the GES DISC handles the data management, e.g., formats, integration, and data processing. The existing data management infrastructure at the GES DISC supports a wide spectrum of options: from simple data support to sophisticated on-line analysis tools, producing economies of scale and rapid time-to-deploy. At the same time, such partnerships allow the GES DISC to serve the user community more efficiently and to better prioritize on-line holdings. Several examples of successful partnerships are described in the presentation.

Leptoukh, Gregory G.; Alcott, Gary T.; Kempler, Steven J.; Lynnes, Christopher S.; Vollmer, Bruce E.

2004-01-01

452

Health at the center of health systems reform: how philosophy can inform policy.  

PubMed

Contemporary views hold that health and disease can be defined as objective states and thus should determine the design and delivery of health services. Yet health concepts are elusive and contestable. Health is neither an individual construction, a reflection of societal expectations, nor only the absence of pathologies. Based on philosophical and sociological theory, empirical evidence, and clinical experience, we argue that health has simultaneously objective and subjective features that converge into a dynamic complex-adaptive health model. Health (or its dysfunction, illness) is a dynamic state representing complex patterns of adaptation to body, mind, social, and environmental challenges, resulting in bodily homeostasis and personal internal coherence. The "balance of health" model-emergent, self-organizing, dynamic, and adaptive-underpins the very essence of medicine. This model should be the foundation for health systems design and also should inform therapeutic approaches, policy decision-making, and the development of emerging health service models. A complex adaptive health system focused on achieving the best possible "personal" health outcomes must provide the broad policy frameworks and resources required to implement people-centered health care. People-centered health systems are emergent in nature, resulting in locally different but mutually compatible solutions across the whole health system. PMID:20639604

Sturmberg, Joachim P; Martin, Carmel M; Moes, Mark M

2010-01-01

453

Centers Speak Up: The Clinical Context for Health Information Technology in the Ambulatory Care Setting  

PubMed Central

Background Clinicians in ambulatory care settings are increasingly called upon to use health information technology (health IT) to improve practice efficiency and performance. Successful adoption of health IT requires an understanding of how clinical tasks and workflows will be affected; yet this has not been well described. Objective To describe how health IT functions within a clinical context. Design Qualitative study, using in-depth, semi-structured interviews. Participants Executives and staff at 4 community health centers, 3 health center networks, and 1 large primary care organization. Approach Transcribed audio-recorded interviews, analyzed using the constant comparative method. Results Systematic characterization of clinical context identified 6 primary clinical domains. These included results management, intra-clinic communication, patient education and outreach, inter-clinic coordination, medication management, and provider education and feedback. We generated clinical process diagrams to characterize these domains. Participants suggested that underlying workflows for these domains must be fully operational to ensure successful deployment of health IT. Conclusions Understanding the clinical context is a necessary precursor to successful deployment of health IT. Process diagrams can serve as the basis for EHR certification, to identify challenges, to measure health IT adoption, or to develop curricular content regarding the role of health IT in clinical practice. PMID:18373132

Cheung, Ming; Webster, Tashonna R.; Curry, Leslie; Bradley, Elizabeth H.; Fifield, Judith; Burstin, Helen

2008-01-01

454

Public Welfare and Work Incentives: Theory and Practice. Studies in Public Welfare. Paper No. 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chart book summarizes two volumes in the subcommittee's series, "Studies in Public Welfare." Paper No. 4 (Dec. 22, 1972) explored work incentive and disincentive features in existing and proposed public welfare programs (cash welfare, unemployment insurance, social security, veterans' benefits, food stamps, public housing, and medicaid).…

Burke, Vee; Townsend, Alair A.

455

Child Welfare Workers: Who They Are and How They View the Child Welfare System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the characteristics of child welfare caseworkers, their views of the child welfare system, their clients, their agency of employment, and child welfare policies, and whether these views vary according to caseworkers' characteristics. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to analyze in-depth interviews conducted with…

Zell, Maristela C.

2006-01-01

456

Immigrant Assimilation And Welfare Participation: Do Immigrants Assimilate Into Or Out Of Welfare?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses differences in welfare utilization between immigrants and natives in Sweden using a large panel data set, LINDA, for the years 1990 to 1996. Both welfare expenditures and immigration increased substantially in Sweden in the 1990's. We find that immigrants use welfare to a greater extent than natives and that non-refugee immigrants utilize social assistance less than refugee

Jörgen Hansen; Magnus Löfström

2000-01-01

457

Predicting public child welfare employees' intentions to remain employed with the child welfare organizational culture inventory  

Microsoft Academic Search

High employee turnover continues to be a serious problem in the field of public child welfare. In a statewide study of public child welfare employees in a southern state, the Child Welfare Organizational Culture Inventory was used to assess employees' perceptions of organizational culture and to examine which factors might be predictors of employees' intentions to remain on the job

Tonya M. Westbrook; Alberta J. Ellett; Kia Asberg

2012-01-01

458

K12 Education Program Lessons Learned at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis has been committed to increasing awareness for Seismic Hazard, Earthquake Engineering, and Earth Science among Mid-America's policy-makers, engineers, emergency managers, the general public, and K-12 teachers and students for nearly three decades. During that time we have learned many lessons related to providing effective education and outreach programs, especially for K-12 students. The lessons learned from these activities may be particularly appropriate for other regions where large earthquakes occur infrequently but have disproportionately high consequence areas due to low attenuation of seismic waves. Effective education programs in these settings must provide a consistent message across many states to a wide variety of socio-economic groups and professional communities through the leveraged resources of various groups and agencies. It is also beneficial to hire and train staff with K-12 teaching experience to work directly K-12 education organizations, and science curriculum coordinators.

Patterson, G. L.; Dry, M.

2003-12-01

459

THE RADIATION SAFETY INFORMATION COMPUTATIONAL CENTER (RSICC) - A RESOURCE FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC), which has been in existence since 1963, is the principal source and repository in the United States for computational tools for nuclear applications. RSICC collects, organizes, evaluates and distributes nuclear software and data involving the transport of neutral and charged particle radiation, and shielding and protection from radiation associated with: nuclear weapons and materials, fission and fusion reactors, outer space, accelerators, medical facilities, and nuclear waste. RSICC serves over 12,000 scientists and engineers from 94 countries. RSICC software provides in-depth coverage of radiation related topics: the physics of the interaction of radiation with matter, radiation production and sources, criticality safety, radiation protection and shielding, radiation detectors and measurements, shielding materials properties, radiation waste management, atmospheric dispersion and environmental dose, medical applications, macro- and micro-dosimetry calculations.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL] [ORNL

2009-01-01

460

Climate information products for users: Examples from the German Climate Service Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2009, the German Federal Government (BMBF) established the German Climate Service Center (CSC) as part of the Hightech-Strategy for protection against climate change and the German Adaptation Strategy. The fundamental objective of the CSC is to support society (business, administration) to cope with climate risks and opportunities. In the first five years, the CSC developed a set of tools and products in order to provide climate information to users. These products were mostly developed in close cooperation with the customers and are therefore sector-specific and tailored to the actual users needs. In the presentation a selection of those user-tailored climate service products such as Climate-Fact-Sheets or Climate Signal Maps will be introduced and their application will be highlighted.

Hänsler, Andreas; Jacob, Daniela; Brasseur, Guy; Pfeifer, Susanne; Rechid, Diana; Hennemuth, Barbara; Keup-Thiel, Elke

2014-05-01

461

Electronic Privacy Information Center (Last reviewed in The Scout Report on June 13, 1997)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) was started in 1994, there were already substantial privacy issues surrounding the collection and use of electronic data at play. Since that time, such issues have grown exponentially in their scope, and EPIC continues to perform valuable research in the area. A good place to start exploring their site is right on the homepage, namely their collection of resources on domestic surveillance. Here visitors can read white papers, view letters from government officials on these programs, and also listen to speeches on the subject. For their own personal protection, visitors may want to look over the practical privacy tools offered here, such as anonymous surfing applications and secure instant messaging. Additionally, the "Policy Issues" section contains helpful resources and news updates on free speech, voting, and a privacy "A to Z" primer.

462

National Center for Biotechnology Information: HIV-1, Human Protein Interaction Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the HIV-1, Human Protein Interaction Database, a collaborative project between the between the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, the Southern Research Institute, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The project is "designed to compile a comprehensive database of the described interactions between HIV-1 and cellular proteins. The goal of this project is to provide scientists in the field of HIV / AIDS research a concise, yet detailed, summary of all known interactions of HIV-1 proteins with host cell proteins, other HIV-1 proteins, or proteins from disease organisms associated with HIV/AIDS." The website links to Project Data including Reports, HIV-1 Data, and PubMed Queries. Links are also available for several NCBI resources including LocusLink, Retroviruses, HIV Genotyping, and Gene. The site invites feedback from the scientific community and provides an electronic submission form for updates.

463

The newly expanded KSC Visitors Complex features a new ticket plaza, information center, exhibits an  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Part of the Robot Scouts exhibit in the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex, this display offers a view of how data from robotic probes might be used to build a human habitat for Mars. Visitors witness a simulated Martian sunset. Other new additions include and information center, a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station- themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. The KSC Visitor Complex was inaugurated three decades ago and is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

1999-01-01

464

Terrestrial Hydrological Data from NASA's Hydrology Data and Information Services Center (HDISC): Products, Services, and Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Terrestrial hydrological variables are important in global hydrology, climate, and carbon cycle studies. The North American and Global Land Data Assimilation Systems (NLDAS and GLDAS, respectively) have been generating a series of land surface states (soil moisture, snow, and temperature) and fluxes (evapotranspiration, radiation, and heat flux) variables. These data, hosted at and available from NASA s Hydrology Data and Information Services Center (HDISC), include the NLDAS hourly 1/8 degree products and the GLDAS 3-hourly 0.25 and 1.0 degree products. HDISC provides easy access and visualization and analysis capabilities for these products, thus reducing the time and resources spent by scientists on data management and facilitating hydrological research. Users can perform spatial and parameter subsetting, data format transformation, and data analysis operations without needing to first download the data. HDISC is continually being developed as a data and services portal that supports weather and climate forecasts, and water and energy cycle research.

Fang, Hongliang; Beaudoing, Hiroko K.; Mocko, David M.; Rodell, Matthew; Teng, Bill; Vollmer, Bruce

2010-01-01

465

Journal editorial policies, animal welfare, and the 3Rs.  

PubMed

This study evaluates the editorial policies of a randomized sample of English language peer-reviewed journals that publish original research involving the use of animals. The aim is to identify whether journals have editorial policies relating to the use of animals in the research that they are prepared to publish and whether any policies are likely to promote animal welfare and dissemination of information on the 3Rs (reduction, refinement, replacement) within the scientific community. The results demonstrate that a significant proportion of journals publishing original research involving animals do not have any editorial policy relating to the use of animals. Of those journals that do have policies the majority simply request that the research be carried out in accordance with standard regulatory requirements. This paper aims to provide editors and publishers with the information they need to review their own editorial policies to ensure they are fulfilling their potential to promote animal welfare and dissemination of the 3Rs. PMID:20013503

Osborne, Nicola J; Payne, Daisy; Newman, Michael L

2009-12-01

466

42 CFR 86.19 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.19 Section 86.19... § 86.19 Human subjects; animal welfare. No grant award may be made...Administration Manual 2 concerning animal welfare. 2 The Department...

2010-10-01

467

42 CFR 86.19 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.19 Section 86.19... § 86.19 Human subjects; animal welfare. No grant award may be made...Administration Manual 2 concerning animal welfare. 2 The Department...

2011-10-01

468

42 CFR 86.33 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.33 Section 86.33... § 86.33 Human subjects; animal welfare. Where the application is...Administration Manual 2 068 concerning animal welfare. 2 See footnote 2...

2011-10-01

469

42 CFR 86.33 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.33 Section 86.33... § 86.33 Human subjects; animal welfare. Where the application is...Administration Manual 2 068 concerning animal welfare. 2 See footnote 2...

2010-10-01

470

42 CFR 86.33 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.33 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES ...86.33 Human subjects; animal welfare. Where the application...Administration Manual 2 068 concerning animal welfare. 2 See...

2012-10-01

471

42 CFR 86.19 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.19 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES ...86.19 Human subjects; animal welfare. No grant award...Administration Manual 2 concerning animal welfare. 2 The...

2013-10-01

472

42 CFR 86.33 - Human subjects; animal welfare.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Human subjects; animal welfare. 86.33 Section...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES ...86.33 Human subjects; animal welfare. Where the application...Administration Manual 2 068 concerning animal welfare. 2 See...

2013-10-01

473

Role of Health Information Technologies in the Patient-Centered Medical Home  

PubMed Central

A national effort to reform primary care, known as the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), requires fulfillment of six standards determined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance to (1) enhance access and continuity, (2) identify and manage patient populations, (3) plan and manage care, (4) provide self-care and community support, (5) track and coordinate care, and (6) measure and improve performance. Information technologies play a vital role in the support of most, if not all, of these standards. However, given the newness of the PCMH, little is known on how health information technologies (HITs) have been employed to accomplish these objectives. This article will review the role of HITs, including electronic health records, web-based patient portals, telemedicine, and patient registries, with a focus on diabetes care, and how these technologies have been engaged in the establishment of the PCMH. In addition, we will discuss the benefits and potential risks and barriers to employing these technologies, including privacy and security concerns, as well as describe next steps for future work in this important area. PMID:24124967

Kraschnewski, Jennifer L.; Gabbay, Robert A.

2013-01-01

474

Failing to Make Ends Meet: Dubious Financial Success Among Employed Former Welfare to Work Program Participants  

Microsoft Academic Search

To many, declining caseloads and increased labor market entry substantiate welfare reform’s success. This study examines how\\u000a Louisiana welfare to work program participants who succeeded by leaving assistance and obtaining employment are making ends meet, if their needs are met and which characteristics are\\u000a associated with having their needs met. Telephone survey data reveal low wages, informal labor market activity,

Michelle LivermoreRebecca; Rebecca S. Powers; Belinda Creel Davis; Younghee Lim

2011-01-01

475

Decentralization and welfare reform in Andalusia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decentralization of the Spanish welfare state has stimulated regional policy innovation. A ‘demonstration effect’ among all Spanish Comunidades Autónomas has so far acted as a policy equalizer. In Andalusia, where a strong sense of common identity is widely shared, the regional government (Junta) has implemented new welfare policies which have contributed to consolidate its institutional legitimacy. This article reviews the

Luis Moreno; Carlos Trelles

2005-01-01

476

Immigration and the welfare state in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the connection between the permission to immigrate and the rights to benefits in the welfare state. Drawing on the concept of ‘status’ as developed by Jellinek, the impact of status on the social position of immigrants is examined. Jellinek's definition of status lends itself well to determining different degrees of inclusion into the welfare state of different

Hubert Heinelt

1993-01-01

477

Phantom Welfare: Public Relief for Corporate America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes and quantifies major types of federal subsidies to American businesses, calling subsidies important policies that directly affect more traditional welfare programs. Notes that policies responsible for "phantom welfare state" represent major redistribution of wealth that partially accounts for growing gap between rich and poor. Discusses…

Huff, Daniel D.; Johnson, David A.

1993-01-01

478

Effects of Welfare Participation on Marriage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the widely held premise that welfare participation causes women to refrain from marriage. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,219), we employed an event history approach to study transitions to marriage among mothers who have had a nonmarital birth. We found that welfare participation reduces the…

Teitler, Julien O.; Reichman, Nancy E.; Nepomnyaschy, Lenna; Garfinkel, Irwin

2009-01-01

479

Child Welfare Worker Caseload: What's Just Right?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to establish a caseload standard for child welfare workers. Understanding reasonable workload expectations for child welfare workers is a cornerstone of quality service provision and the recruitment and retention of qualified workers. Because of the analytic complexity of this question, qualitative and quantitative methods…

Yamatani, Hide; Engel, Rafael; Spjeldnes, Solveig

2009-01-01

480

Welfare Reforms, Family Resources, and Child Maltreatment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the impact of welfare reforms on several measures of child maltreatment. The authors use state-level data from 1990 to 1998 to examine whether recent welfare reforms have increased or reduced the incidence of reported and substantiated cases of maltreatment, the incidence of specific types of substantiated…

Paxson, Christina; Waldfogel, Jane

2003-01-01

481

Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 13 papers on labor market and welfare reform, with special emphasis on the demand for low-wage workers, wages and job characteristics in the less skilled labor market, public politics to increase employment and earnings of less skilled workers, and the impact of welfare reform. The following papers are included: "The Labor…

Card, David E., Ed.; Blank, Rebecca M., Ed.

482

International Joint Ventures: A Welfare Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the welfare implications of joint venture formation between an MNC and a firm from a less developed country (LDC). For symmetric firms greater the market size, greater is the incentive for joint venture formation. Moreover, joint venture formation is welfare reducing for both high, as well as low levels of demand. However, if the MNC is more efficient

Indrani Roy Chowdhury; Prabla Roy Chowdhury

2002-01-01

483

Child Welfare, the Media, and Capacity Building  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public child welfare systems and practices have been scrutinized, if not criticized, by the media. In response a “circle the wagons” orientation to the media may ensue. This article lays out more strategic ways in which media engagement with community initiatives may help to advance the public's understanding of child welfare and child safety. An array of suggestions is offered

Katharine Briar-Lawson; Kelly Martinson; Jen Briar-Bonpane; Kathryn Zox

2011-01-01

484

Does the Minimum Wage Affect Welfare Caseloads?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although minimum wages are advocated as a policy that will help the poor, few studies have examined their effect on poor families. This paper uses variation in minimum wages across states and over time to estimate the impact of minimum wage legislation on welfare caseloads. We find that the elasticity of the welfare caseload with respect to the…

Page, Marianne E.; Spetz, Joanne; Millar, Jane

2005-01-01

485

Chemically exposed children: The child welfare response  

Microsoft Academic Search

Child Welfare Agencies, especially in urban areas, are confronted with multiple problems as they attempt to deal with the complex needs of chemically dependent families. Maternal chemical use places children at an elevated risk of placement and other negative events. This article critiques research on incidence and consequence of maternal chemical use and suggests strategies Child Welfare Agencies can employ

Nora S. Gustavsson

1991-01-01

486

Measuring polarization, inequality, welfare and poverty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the relationship between polarization and inequality, welfare and poverty measures. First, the Wolfson polarization measure is generalized in terms of the between-groups and within-groups Gini components for income groups separated by any z income value. Second, it is shown that polarization is the difference between the welfare levels of rich and poor income groups when feelings of

Juan Gabriel Rodríguez

2004-01-01

487

The globalisation of farm animal welfare.  

PubMed

Animal welfare has achieved significant global prominence for perhaps three reasons. First, several centuries of scientific research, especially in anatomy, evolutionary biology and animal behaviour, have led to a gradual narrowing of the gap that people perceive between humans and other species; this altered perception has prompted grass-roots attention to animals and their welfare, initially in Western countries but now more globally asthe influence of science has expanded. Second, scientific research on animal welfare has provided insights and methods for improving the handling, housing and management of animals; this 'animal welfare science' is increasingly seen as relevant to improving animal husbandry worldwide. Third, the development and use of explicit animal welfare standards has helped to integrate animal welfare as a component of national and international public policy, commerce and trade. To date, social debate about animal welfare has been dominated bythe industrialised nations. However, as the issue becomes increasingly global, it will be important for the non-industrialised countries to develop locally appropriate approaches to improving animal welfare, for example, by facilitating the provision of shelter, food, water and health care, and by improving basic handling, transportation and slaughter. PMID:25000775

Fraser, D

2014-04-01

488

The need for a drug abuse documentation center in India.  

PubMed Central

The problems of alcoholism and drug addiction are major concerns in India. Alcohol and drugs were used in the past to obtain relief from pain and misery and to attain a state of forgetfulness. India is presently facing the problem of increased trafficking in drugs; heroin and hashish are supplied to the west through the subcontinent. Addiction has become a major problem in metropolitan centers. The Ministry of Welfare is responsible for drug abuse prevention programs and the rehabilitation of addicts. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is concerned with drug treatment. A deaddiction center, established at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, became operational in 1988; it is responsible for health manpower training, research, and documentation. India has witnessed an exponential growth in the literature on drug abuse; it is no longer possible for a single library to acquire all of the international literature. There is a clear need to establish a drug abuse information center in India. This paper describes the aims, objectives, and planning for such a center and recommends the establishment of a national center in New Delhi with regional centers in other geographic areas. Images PMID:2224297

Kumar, R P

1990-01-01

489

[Youth welfare and therapy: effects of youth welfare alone and youth welfare combined with additional therapy].  

PubMed

Around 17% of children and adolescents suffer from some form of psychological disorder. Compared to this rate, the prevalence among families seeking youth welfare assistance is substantially higher: 60 to 80% of children in day care and residential educational settings meet the criteria of an ICD-10-diagnosis. While effective psychotherapeutic interventions are available, only a fraction of those children affected receive such help. This study assesses whether the effectiveness of educational day care support can be increased by offering additional treatment. To this end, 89 families were assessed who received an average of two years of day care assistance. One group (n = 23) received additional therapeutic treatment. In order to assess the effectiveness of combined youth welfare and therapeutic intervention, indicative problem areas were evaluated using a pre-post-design. Effect measures indicate small advantages of the combined treatment. The group receiving additional therapeutic treatment suffered from fewer risk factors. They also showed some long term effects and fewer families needed follow-up support. Overall, combined treatment was more effective. However, differences between the two groups were less pronounced than expected, due to the effectiveness of day care groups. PMID:21488327

Büttner, Peter; Rücker, Stefan; Petermann, Ulrike; Petermann, Franz

2011-01-01

490

Visiatome: The French Discovery and Information Center on Radioactive Waste Management  

SciTech Connect

The French radioactive waste management act of December 30, 1991, included two key provisions. It initiated a major research program with three areas of investigation concerning high-level long-lived radioactive waste management routes, and called for the Government to submit a legislative proposal to Parliament within 15 years (by 2006) specifying the policy guidelines adopted. Considering the sensitive nature of the subject, the questions surrounding the issue of radioactive waste, and the social, economic and environmental concerns for present and future generations, the Government has inaugurated, in 2005, a nationwide public debate on these issues between the submittal of the research reports and the parliamentary discussion of the proposed law. In this context, the CEA has decided to concentrate at Marcoule the expertise and experience acquired in the area of radioactive waste management and to make it available to stakeholders and to the public. A scientific cultural center, Visiatome, has been built to inform the public and facilitate the acceptance of nuclear energy and radioactive waste management by presenting the subject in a manner adapted to the level of knowledge of the visitors. A modern, fun and interactive exhibition of 600 m{sup 2} allows visitors to find out more about energy, waste products, sources of radioactive waste, their treatment and where they are stored, natural and artificial radioactivity, effects of radiation on mankind. It also offers a media library, an auditorium for group discussions and teaching rooms for school groups with the aim of encouraging students to discover science through enjoyment. Visiatome has received several thousand visitors since it was opened to the public on April 10, 2005, and the initial results of this experience can now be reviewed: the design principles of the center and its permanent exhibits, the characteristics of the visitors and their perception of the subjects presented. (authors)

Brunel, G.; Rabbe, C.; Moncouyoux, J.P. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA-Valrho), DEN/CECER, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Ceze Cedex (France)

2006-07-01

491

Informational Flyer for the Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care monograph  

Cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute PATIENT-CENTERED COMMUNICATION IN CANCER CARE Promoting Healing and Reducing Suffering U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEAL TH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health PATIENT-CENTERED COMMUNICATION IN CANCER CARE Promoting

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Animal welfare and the harp seal hunt in Atlantic Canada  

PubMed Central

Much attention has been given over the years to animal welfare issues surrounding the seal hunt in Atlantic Canada. However, very little information is available on this subject in the scientific literature. This article reports the results of observations made by representatives of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association at the hunt in recent years and compares them with observations made by members of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The conclusion is that the large majority of seals taken during this hunt (at best, 98% in work reported here) are killed in an acceptably humane manner. However, the small proportion of animals that are not killed effectively justifies continued attention to this hunt on the part of the veterinary profession. PMID:12240525

Daoust, Pierre-Yves; Crook, Alice; Bollinger, Trent K.; Campbell, Keith G.; Wong, James

2002-01-01

493

Information from UT Dallas Student Counseling Center website: (http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/depression/) Depression Facts  

E-print Network

Information from UT Dallas Student Counseling Center website: (http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/depression/) Depression Facts More than 13 million Americans will experience a depressive disorder each year. 2 out of 3 students who suffer from depression never get help. Treatments for depression are successful more than 80

Kane, Andrew S.

494

A Tale of Two Libraries: How Two Library Media Centers Seamlessly Integrate Curriculum, Information Literacy, and Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses how two library media centers seamlessly integrate curriculum, information literacy, and technology. Dale Hodges is a library chairperson, a role that carries clout in the William Floyd School District, where the library is a full-fledged department. Located on Long Island in New York, the district has eight schools, more than…

Gold, Stephanie

2005-01-01

495

76 FR 17421 - Request for Information on Conditions Relating to Cancer To Consider for the World Trade Center...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information on Conditions Relating to Cancer To Consider for the World Trade Center...questions regarding conditions relating to cancer for consideration under the World Trade...if, based on the scientific evidence, cancer or a certain type of cancer should...

2011-03-29

496

Information Technology Solutions Space is limited to 60 participants so please register using the UC Learning Center  

E-print Network

the UC Learning Center available in the "Self Service" section of the Blu portal. For additional Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, etc. The convergence of social technology is rapidly changing relationships, share information, advance learning, raise awareness and collaborate on new ideas

Sanders, Seth

497

Electronic health center (eHC): integration of continuing medical education, information and communication for general practitioners.  

PubMed

The Electronic Health Center (eHC) is aimed as an Internet service for continuing medical education of general practitioners (GPs) at the national level. It integrates education, access to relevant and trusted information sources and group communication in order to meet the needs of both daily work and continuing education at home. PMID:15460800

Ivekovic, Hrvoje; Bozikov, Jadranka; Mladinic-Vulic, Denis; Ebling, Zdravko; Kern, Josipa; Kovacic, Luka

2002-01-01

498

Design of a Model Management Information System (MIS) for California's Regional Occupational Centers and Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The management information system (MIS) development project for California's Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROC/Ps) was conducted in 3 phases over a 12-month period. Phase I involved a literature review and field study to match MIS design features and development strategy with existing conditions in ROC/Ps. A decision support system…

Dick, James C.; And Others

499

Welfare Reform Policy From Nixon to Clinton: What Role for Social Science?  

E-print Network

is Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy, Director of the Center on Poverty--e.g., physical and mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence problems--that make their labor market1 Welfare Reform Policy From Nixon to Clinton: What Role for Social Science? Sheldon Danziger

Shyy, Wei

500

Validating a Measure of Organizational Cultural Competence in Voluntary Child Welfare  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This research examines the psychometric properties of two subscales of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Multicultural Council's Organizational Cultural Competence Assessment, which together have been used to assess organizational cultural competence in child welfare agencies. Method: Confirmatory factor…

Schudrich, Wendy Zeitlin

2014-01-01