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  1. Producing CD-ROMs.

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    Hyams, Peter, Ed.

    1992-01-01

    This issue presents 11 articles that address issues relating to the production of CD-ROMs. Highlights include current uses of CD-ROM; standards; steps involved in producing CD-ROMs, including data capture, conversion, and tagging, product design, and indexing; authoring; selecting indexing and retrieval software; costs; multimedia CD-ROMs; and…

  2. Ten Myths about CD-ROM.

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    Beiser, Karl

    1993-01-01

    Addresses misconceptions concerning CD-ROM technology. Topics discussed include changes in CD-ROMs and possible obsolescence; high-speed wide area networks, frequency of updates, and pricing; CD-ROM databases in academic libraries; local area networks; interfaces between CD-ROM drives and computers; CD-ROM speed; uses of CD-ROM; and write-once CD…

  3. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nagatsuka, Takashi

    This paper introduces the CD-ROM-aided products and their utilization in foreign countries, mainly in U.S.A. CD-ROM is being used in various fields recently. Author classified its products into four groups:1. CD-ROM that substitutes for printed matters such as encyclopedias and dictionaries (ex. Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia), 2. CD-ROM that substitutes for online databases (ex. Disclosure, Medline), 3. CD-ROM that has some functions such as giving orders for books besides information retrieval (ex. Books in Print Plus), 4. CD-ROM that contains literatures including pictures and figures (ex. ADONIS). The future trends of CD-ROM utilization are also suggested.

  4. Getting Started with Scientific CD-ROMs.

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    Thomas, David A.

    1995-01-01

    Discusses classroom uses of scientific CD-ROMs. Highlights include the effect on students, including stimulating interest and promoting scientific thinking; compact disc technology; sources of CD-ROMs, including NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration); obtaining CD-ROM data using the Internet; and an example of elementary students…

  5. Opportunities for CD-ROM Information Services in Africa.

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    Compton, Anne W.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the use of CD-ROMs in Africa based on experiences of the Population Information Program (PIP) at Johns Hopkins University. Topics addressed include available CD-ROM hardware; how CD-ROMs can help alleviate information problems in Africa; and how to market CD-ROMs in Africa. (10 references) (LRW)

  6. 1989 OCLC Study Shows Continued CD-ROM Growth in Libraries.

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    Herther, Nancy K., Ed.

    1990-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey of OCLC member libraries that queried their ownership and use of microcomputers, CD-ROMs, and FAX machines. The findings discussed include general uses of microcomputers, the top 10 CD-ROM products, brands of CD-ROM drives used, patron access to CD-ROM, future purchase plans for CD-ROM products, and ownership of FAX…

  7. CD-ROM: Potential and Pitfalls.

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    Dreiss, L. Jack; Bashir, Shahzad

    1990-01-01

    Examines issues surrounding CD-ROM as an organizational information management tool: (1) the CD-ROM market; (2) pitfalls, including compatibility, effect on existing information systems, fear of obsolescence, protection of sensitive information, and lack of successful role models; and (3) factors that will fuel growth, including greater…

  8. CD-ROM Disk Selection and Evaluation.

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    Foulds, M. S.; Foulds, L. R.

    1990-01-01

    Reviews the literature dealing with the selection and evaluation of CD-ROM discs. Materials described include printed directories, product directories in journals, and reported methods of disc evaluation. Existing reviews of CD-ROM products are also cited, including reviews of databases, dictionaries and directories, products for library technical…

  9. Networking CD-ROMs: A Tutorial Introduction.

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    Perone, Karen

    1996-01-01

    Provides an introduction to CD-ROM networking. Highlights include LAN (local area network) architectures for CD-ROM networks, peer-to-peer networks, shared file and dedicated file servers, commercial software/vendor solutions, problems, multiple hardware platforms, and multimedia. Six figures illustrate network architectures and a sidebar contains…

  10. Learning about Palau. [CD-ROM].

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    Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.

    This CD-ROM contains information about the Republic of Palau, a sovereign state in the Pacific Ocean. The CD-ROM contains full-color photos and video clips of selected sites and events on Palau; interactive maps of Palau, including land forms, places of cultural significance, and public schools; and a glossary of geographic, geological, and…

  11. CD-ROM and Metering--An Overview.

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    Shear, Victor

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the need for security and metering features for CD-ROM products. Topics covered include user productivity issues, pricing problems, integrated information resources, advantages of CD-ROM distribution systems, unauthorized use, content encryption, and multiple simultaneous meters. (MES)

  12. CD-ROM: An Introduction.

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    Duchesne, Roddy; Giesbrecht, Walter W.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses CD-ROM with an emphasis on aspects that librarians need to know. The topics covered include the technology; installations and cost; advantages and disadvantages for libraries; products of interest to librarians; and selection issues. Other optical storage media are described and sources for further information are provided. (37…

  13. Networking the Light Fantastic--CD-ROMs on LANs.

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    Kittle, Paul W.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the development of a local area network (LAN) at Loma Linda University that allows remote access for both IBM and Macintosh microcomputers to CD-ROMs. Topics discussed include types of networks; fiber optic technology; networking CD-ROM drives; remote access; modems; CD-ROM databases; memory management; interface software; and future…

  14. The Influences of CD-ROM Databases on Information Selection.

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    Owen, Christine

    1996-01-01

    Discussion of the use of CD-ROM databases focuses on a study conducted at Russell Sage College (New York) that examined user attitudes toward CD-ROM technology and shifts in journal usage patterns. Highlights include previous studies, comparisons of print indexes and CD-ROM databases, and suggestions for future research. (LRW)

  15. TAG CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rivera, Myrna Syamara

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this project was to produce a CD-ROM for the Technology Applications Group. The CD was being developed to allow interested people, organizations, or companies to view the technologies available to them that were developed by NASA research. The CD's main audience however, is any small business. The CD will give the small business an opportunity to see what technologies are available in an inexpensive manner. Most companies probably have a CD-ROM drive on their computers but may not have access to the internet. By using only the internet to inform on the technologies, NASA was not considering a large segment of the population. The CD-ROM can now cover that group of the population.

  16. Technology Applications Group Multimedia CD-ROM Project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McRacken, Kristi D.

    1995-01-01

    To produce a multimedia CD-ROM for the Technology Applications Group which would present the Technology Opportunity Showcase (TOPS) exhibits and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects to interested companies. The CD-ROM format is being used and developed especially for those companies who do not have Internet access, and cannot directly visit Langley through the World Wide Web. The CD-ROM will include text, pictures, sound, and movies. The information for the CD-ROM will be stored in a database from which the users can query and browse the information, and future CD's can be maintained and updated.

  17. Minutes of the CD-ROM Workshop

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    King, Joseph H.; Grayzeck, Edwin J.

    1989-01-01

    The workshop described in this document had two goals: (1) to establish guidelines for the CD-ROM as a tool to distribute datasets; and (2) to evaluate current scientific CD-ROM projects as an archive. Workshop attendees were urged to coordinate with European groups to develop CD-ROM, which is already available at low cost in the U.S., as a distribution medium for astronomical datasets. It was noted that NASA has made the CD Publisher at the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) available to the scientific community when the Publisher is not needed for NASA work. NSSDC's goal is to provide the Publisher's user with the hardware and software tools needed to design a user's dataset for distribution. This includes producing a master CD and copies. The prerequisite premastering process is described, as well as guidelines for CD-ROM construction. The production of discs was evaluated. CD-ROM projects, guidelines, and problems of the technology were discussed.

  18. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sano, Tomoyuki; Suzuki, Masataka; Nishida, Hideo

    The Development of CAI system using CD-ROM and NAPLPS (North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax) was taken place by Himeji Dokkyo University. The characteristics of CAI using CD-ROM as information processing series for the department of liberal arts student are described. The system is that the computer program, vast amount of voice data and graphics data are stored in a CD-ROM. It is very effective to improve learning ability of student.

  19. CD-ROM as a Library Equivalent.

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    Reid, Harold T.

    1992-01-01

    Provides a brief overview of CD-ROM products that emulate a library's print collection. Highlights include reference works, including "Microsoft Bookshelf" and "Toolworks Reference Library"; the "New Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia"; periodicals and news services, including "Magazine Rack" and "Front Page News"; and literature, including "Library…

  20. CD-ROM and Libraries.

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    Murphy, Brower

    1985-01-01

    The Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) data format is explained and illustrated, noting current and potential applications. The "5-inch" compact laserdisc is described and photographs of an IBM PC/Hitachi CD-ROM system adopted by Library Corporation to support its MARC database--BiblioFile--are presented. Screen displays for BiblioFile are…

  1. CD-ROM versus Online.

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    Wiedemer, John David; Boelio, David B.

    1995-01-01

    Compares compact discs (CD-ROMs) and online services in terms of cost of information delivery; system advantages and disadvantages; future possibilities; and role in the National Information Infrastructure. Analysis reveals that CD-ROMs have the lowest information delivery cost and are endorsed by the marketplace as a cost-effective way to deliver…

  2. Serials Information on CD-ROM: A Reference Perspective.

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    Karch, Linda S.

    1990-01-01

    Describes Ulrich's PLUS (a CD-ROM version of Ulrich's serials directories) and EBSCO's CD-ROM version of "The Serials Directory," and compares the two in terms of their use as reference tools. Areas discussed include database content, user aids, system features, search features, and a comparison of search results. Equipment requirements for both…

  3. Art of the Pacific Islands. [CD-ROM].

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    Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.

    Oceanic art has long been recognized for its quality and its influence on Western art. This CD-ROM presents over 100 of the finest examples of art from the Pacific region in the form of museum photos, contemporary video segments, and music. The CD-ROM includes such artifacts as masks and carvings from Melanesia, canoes and storyboards from…

  4. CD-ROM Development Systems: A Tutorial.

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    Hinds, Timothy H.

    1990-01-01

    Discusses topics related to systems for in-house CD-ROM development: functions, including data capture, data conversion, data editing, indexing, database construction, simulation/testing, and formatting; components, including hardware, the processor, peripherals, and selection considerations; software, including the operating system, system…

  5. An Evaluation of ERIC on CD-ROM in a College Library.

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    Pope, Carolyn

    1989-01-01

    Describes an evaluation project in which King's College Library acted as a test site for the OCLC version of ERIC on CD-ROM. The description covers the provision of equipment, software, accompanying literature, and assessment questionnaires, as well as characteristics of the system and search facilities. Results discussed include user reaction and…

  6. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fujiwara, Yuzuru

    CD-ROM is remarked as an epoch-making medium because of its advantages such as large capacity, compact size, mass reproducibility, read only memory and cost performance ratio. Some of big dictionaries and online databases have been converted to CD-ROM versions so far, however, information of publication or machine parts are converted recently. Moreover various CD-ROM-aided products such as support system for R&D, decision making and so on are being turned out. Still there remain many problems on sophisticated utilization of CD-ROM and distributive machinery of information. Author reviews this mini-series and describes the prospects of development of CD-ROM.

  7. Discover IDEA CD '99. [CD-ROM].

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    Western Regional Resource Center, Eugene, OR.

    Designed for educators, related service providers, parents, and others, this CD-ROM provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Contents include the statute in its entirety, complete final regulations and analysis of comments taken verbatim from the Federal Register of March 12, 1999. Also included are topical…

  8. Play for All. [CD-ROM].

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    Moore, Robin C.; Goltsman, Susan M.

    A CD-ROM provides a tour of some of the world's greatest play environments, presenting 94 photographic images that illustrate the key concepts and recommendations from Play For All guidelines. It is organized into 10 categories covering a range of play area settings, including play equipment, sand settings, water settings, play props, and animal…

  9. Discover IDEA CD 2002. [CD-ROM].

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    Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.

    This Macintosh and PC compatible CD-ROM includes key resources about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1997. It is designed as a research and training tool for administrators, professors and students in higher education, families, advocates, policy makers, and service providers who strive for quality education…

  10. Understanding Childhood Cancer. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2001

    This interactive multimedia CD-ROM presentation is intended for the parents and families of children who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. It begins with an introduction by a pediatric oncologist. It features menus that include over 200 questions commonly asked about childhood cancer, with answers in a slide presentation format. Menus…

  11. General Periodical Indexes on CD-ROM.

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    Tenopir, Carol; Smith, Timothy Ray

    1990-01-01

    Describes and compares several general interest periodical indexes available on CD-ROM. Features described include target audience, coverage, updates, subscription prices, licensing, the availability of turnkey systems, search features and interfaces, screen displays, full-text support, and installation and support. The addresses of the companies…

  12. Choosing a CD-ROM Network Solution.

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    Doering, David

    1996-01-01

    Discusses issues to consider in selecting a CD-ROM network solution, including throughput (speed of data delivery), security, access, servers, key features, training, jukebox support, documentation, and licenses. Reviews software products offered by Novell, Around Technology, Micro Design, Smart Storage, Microtest, Meridian, CD-Connection,…

  13. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miyazaki, Kazuhide; Nishimura, Masayoshi

    Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT) was the first company in the world to record the entire business classified Tokyo telephone directory containing more than 1,100,000 entries on CD-ROM. NTT's telephone directory on CD-ROM contains the business classification, the names, addresses and telephon numbers of more than 1,100,000 companies located in Tokyo’s 23 wards and surrounding towns. This report about NTT’s telephone directory on CD-ROM was written about the reason of development, outline, and the point at issue.

  14. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ishizuka, Hideo

    Dai Nippon Printing Company which has been developing a processing technology of characters, graphs and images for a long time, launched “DNP Multi-media Conversion System” by applying CTS (Computerized Typesetting System) technology. Media conversion of the bulky database into CD-ROM using this System is explained. Data input method to CD-ROM and system operation are also described. The examples are as follows. (1)Sanshusha Publishing “CD-WORD”, (2)Iwanami Shoten Publishers “Kojien CD-ROM ed.”(3)Nippon Shuppan Hanbai “CD-NOCS”.

  15. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Masuyama, Keiichi

    CD-ROM has rapidly evolved as a new information medium with large capacity, In the U.S. it is predicted that it will become two hundred billion yen market in three years, and thus CD-ROM is strategic target of database industry. Here in Japan the movement toward its commercialization has been active since this year. Shall CD-ROM bussiness ever conquer information market as an on-disk database or electronic publication? Referring to some cases of the applications in the U.S. the author views marketability and the future trend of this new optical disk medium.

  16. Protecting Your Environment: An Interactive CD-ROM. [CD-ROM].

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    Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus. Office of Environmental Education.

    This interactive CD-ROM provides an overview of the environmental risks in Ohio and makes recommendations on how to reduce these risks on individual and community bases. The main menu is divided into three sections that include sub categories. Section A, "Understanding Your Environment," includes: (1) "Air We Breathe"; (2) "Water of Life"; (3)…

  17. Intellectual Property Materials Online/CD-ROM: What and Where.

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    Thompson, N. J.

    1992-01-01

    This comprehensive review of databanks and CD-ROMs worldwide dealing with patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, and related legal opinions includes comments on database coverage and search features. Comparison tables of vendors' products are provided. (22 references) (EA)

  18. Planning for CD-ROM in the Reference Department.

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    Graves, Gail T.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Outlines the evaluation criteria used by the reference department at the Williams Library at the University of Mississippi in selecting databases and hardware used in CD-ROM workstations. The factors discussed include database coverage, costs, and security. (CLB)

  19. Writing Bootable CD-ROM; Try This at Home.

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    Starrett, Robert

    1995-01-01

    Describes the step-by-step process of writing a bootable CD-ROM. Discusses equipment and background. Steps include copying the hard drive, creating an image, editing, determining boot catalog placement, and creating the boot record. (AEF)

  20. Making holograms: an educational CD-ROM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    John, Pearl; Poche, Elaine J.

    2004-06-01

    The Columbia Career Center high school SPIE chapter has created an educational CD-ROM to teach holography to students on the threshold of a career path in Photonics. This paper examines the development of the CD-ROM as an educational project from the perspectives of both teacher and student. Holography has been used successfully in educational institutions as a motivational tool for students and a vehicle for the teaching of a wide variety of skills. These include problem solving, teamwork, safety, communication, research, mathematics, analysis of data, documentation, equipment handling, and knowledge of light theory, which involves the principals of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference and polarization. All of these skills are essential to the photonics industry and, as a result, holography is considered by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)1 to be a national photonics skill standard for Laser Electro-optical Technicians (LEOTs). Thus, training in holography - using both simple and advanced techniques and equipment - prepares students for a variety of vocations involving laser technology. However, the teaching of holography can be beneficial at many different levels of education, including middle and high school students, college students and interested adults. The educational CD-ROM, "Making Holograms," is the first of its kind. It includes both simple, single beam holography using a laser pointer, and more advanced split-beam setups using helium neon lasers. This paper outlines both the benefits and challenges involved in the production of an educational CD-ROM on holography by high school students and their advisor in an SPIE high school chapter.

  1. CD-ROM-aided Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nakaike, Shin'ichi; Tanaka, Masao

    The authors describe present status of patent information service by JAPIO, new on-line system project (PATOLIS-III), Paperless Project by the Patent Office and input of domestic gazettes for patent into optical disks. They also describe CD-ROM created by using image information of the gazettes for patent which is produced under the Paperless Project, its production method, and the terminals and their functions. Some problems found in CD-ROM of JAPIO, such as time lag for the issuance, treatment of the multiple copies, and countermeasures against them are mentioned.

  2. Annelids. A Multimedia CD-ROM. [CD-ROM].

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    2001

    This CD-ROM is designed for classroom and individual use to teach and learn about annelids. Integrated animations, custom graphics, three-dimensional representations, photographs, and sound are featured for use in user-controlled activities. Interactive lessons are available to reinforce the subject material. Pre- and post-testing sections are…

  3. Stickybear's Math Splash: Adventures in Math Fun for Ages 5-10! School Version with Lesson Plans. [CD-ROM].

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    Highsmith, Joni Bitman

    Stickybear's Math Splash is a CD-ROM-based software tool for teaching mathematics skills beyond simple number recognition to elementary students. The accompanying printed lesson plans are designed to complement mathematics skills with other methods and areas of emphasis including kinesthetic learning, listening skills, decision making skills, and…

  4. Gambling on CD-ROM.

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    Lowe, John B.

    1988-01-01

    If the CD-ROM revolution is likened to gambling, players are information providers and consumers; the stakes are development, production, distribution, hardware, and software costs; and betting is represented by the costs of updating disks and hardware and software maintenance, and by pricing. Strategy should take into account cost savings,…

  5. FACTOR FINDER CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Factor Finder CD-ROM is a user-friendly, searchable tool used to locate exposure factors and sociodemographic data for user-defined populations. Factor Finder improves the exposure assessors and risk assessors (etc.) ability to efficiently locate exposure-related informatio...

  6. Guide to CD-ROM.

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    Heimburger, Anneli

    This document is a state-of-art review of CD-ROM technology, hardware, software, and applications in library and information work, e.g., as direct replacements of large reference publications and as a substitute for and complement to online databases. Based on information published in the last three years and on information gained from…

  7. Access to Data while on the Road: A Hands-on Look at Portable CD-ROM Systems.

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    McDonald, Dennis D.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses emerging portable CD-ROM technology and suggests guidelines for selecting and configuring a cost-effective system. Factors covered include portability, battery life, performance, durability, and display. Connecting the CD-ROM drive to the computer, producing and updating the CD-ROM database, use of the database, and accommodating…

  8. Publication of science data on CD-ROM: A guide and example

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Angelici, Gary; Skiles, J. W.

    1993-01-01

    CD-ROM (Compact Disk-Read Only Memory) is becoming the standard media not only in audio recording, but also in the publication of data and information accessible on many computer platforms. Little has been written about the complicated process involved in creating easy-to-use, high quality, and useful CD-ROM's containing scientific data. This document is a manual designed to aid those who are responsible for the publication of scientific data on CD-ROM. All aspects and steps of the procedure are covered, from feasibility assessment through disk design, data preparation, disc mastering, and CD-ROM distribution. General advice and actual examples are based on lessons learned from the publication of scientific data for an interdisciplinary field experiment. Appendices include actual files from a CD-ROM, a purchase request for CD-ROM mastering services, and the disk art for the first disk published for the project.

  9. NASA space and Earth science data on CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Towheed, Syed S.

    1993-01-01

    The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) is very interested in facilitating the widest possible use of the scientific data acquired through NASA spaceflight missions. Therefore, NSSDC has participated with projects and data management elements throughout the NASA science environment in the creation, archiving, and dissemination of data using Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM). This CD-ROM technology has the potential to enable the dissemination of very large data volumes at very low prices to a great many researchers, students and their teachers, and others. This catalog identifies and describes the scientific CD-ROM's now available from NSSDC including the following data sets: Einstein Observatory CD-ROM, Galileo Cruise Imaging on CD-ROM, International Halley Watch, IRAS Sky Survey Atlas, Infrared Thermal Mapper (IRTM), Magellan (MIDR), Magellan (ARCDR's), Magellan (GxDR's), Mars Digital Image Map (MDIM), Outer Planets Fields & Particles Data, Pre-Magellan, Selected Astronomical Catalogs, TOMS Gridded Ozone Data, TOMS Ozone Image Data, TOMS Update, Viking Orbiter Images of Mars, and Voyager Image.

  10. The CD-ROM Workstation: What It Is and What to Look For.

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    Nickerson, Gord

    1991-01-01

    Describes the hardware components of a CD-ROM workstation and offers guidelines for selection decisions. Components discussed include CD-ROM drives; keyboards; monitors, including color and monochrome; graphics; microcomputers, including memory requirements; disk storage, including hard disks and floppy disks; and printers. Turnkey systems are…

  11. CD-ROM--A Viable Alternative to Online Searching for Academic Libraries?

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    Dubbeld, Catherine E.

    1991-01-01

    Discussion of CD-ROM as an alternative to online searching for academic libraries focuses on a comparison between online and CD-ROM costs at the University of Natal (South Africa) library. Other factors examined include funding methods; user fees; staff involvement; user training; user access, including search intermediaries and networking; and…

  12. The Sun's Joules. [CD-ROM].

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    Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Tech., Washington, DC.

    An educational tool concerning renewable energy and the environment, this CD-ROM provides nearly 1,000 screens of text, graphics, videos, and interactive exercises. It also provides a detailed index, charts of U.S. energy consumption by state, an energy glossary, and a list of related Web sites. This CD-ROM, additionally, offers "The School Energy…

  13. Networking CD-ROMS: A Case Study.

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    Bard, Nancy

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the introduction and development of CD-ROM technology in the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia) library during a complete library renovation. Aspects addressed are planning for CD-ROM installation and use on a local area network, selection of hardware, technical management, user satisfaction, and future…

  14. Intranets for the CD-ROM Librarian.

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    Benzing, Matthew M.

    1998-01-01

    Examines library intranet applications, focusing on distribution of software, storage for graphics and audiovisuals, and networking CD-ROM products. Discusses potential problems, and describes an intranet being built at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's (New York) library and its effects on the CD-ROM collection. Highlights the Special Libraries…

  15. The Future Dense: How and When Will CD-ROM Get Bigger?

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    Fritz, Mark

    1994-01-01

    Discusses technologies developed to create high density compact discs capable of containing a feature length movie. Topics covered include development of new standards for the next CD-ROM generation; new disc and playback technologies being developed by Philips, IBM, Nimbus, CD-ROM USA, and others; and disc speed. (KRN)

  16. Reflections on CD-ROM: Bridging the Gap between Technology and Purpose.

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    Saviers, Shannon Smith

    1987-01-01

    Provides a technological overview of CD-ROM (Compact Disc-Read Only Memory), an optically-based medium for data storage offering large storage capacity, computer-based delivery system, read-only medium, and economic mass production. CD-ROM database attributes appropriate for information delivery are also reviewed, including large database size,…

  17. Remote Dial-In Patron Access to CD-ROM LANs.

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    McQueen, Howard

    1990-01-01

    Examines technical and support issues that impact on libraries' decisions to provide patrons with remote communication access to CD-ROM local area networks. Areas discussed include licensing costs for CD-ROM, remote control communications software, dedicated hardware, system maintenance, computer security, and the provision of quality, user…

  18. Keys to Successful Publishing of Technical Documentation on CD-ROM.

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    Kersten, Amy

    1992-01-01

    Discusses softcopy information publishing on CD-ROM and describes how to use it successfully for technical documentation. Four main areas are addressed: (1) characteristics of technical documentation; (2) goals for the information product, including access methods; (3) steps involved in publishing technical documentation on CD-ROM, including…

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

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    Kittle, Paul

    1989-01-01

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

  20. Reta'maxik Qatzij--Conociendo Nuestro Idioma (Knowing Our Language). [CD-ROM].

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    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM includes six books in electronic format with interactive exercises that support improved bilingual and intercultural education and teacher training, specifically in the languages of K'iche' and Ixil. Books…

  1. Conserving Earth's Biodiversity. [CD-ROM and] Instructor's Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM is designed as an interactive learning tool to support teaching in highly interdisciplinary fields such as conservation of biodiversity. Topics introduced in the software include the impact of humans on natural landscapes, threats to biodiversity, methods and theories of conservation biology, environmental laws, and relevant economic…

  2. The Oregon Trail: Wyoming Students Construct a CD-ROM.

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    Holt, Pol William

    1998-01-01

    Describes the work of four Wyoming high school students who created a CD-ROM collection of Oregon Trail documents for use by fourth graders. The students reviewed 60 boxes of diaries, government documents, prints, and artifacts, becoming historians themselves as they created the electronic database. Includes photographs and illustrations. (MJP)

  3. Imagine the Universe! Version 3. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitlock, Laura; Bene, Meredith; Granger, Kara

    This CD-ROM contains four astronomy and space science learning center sites individually captured from the World Wide Web in January of 1999. Each site contains its own learning adventure full of facts, fun, music, beautiful images, movies, and excitement. Space science learning sites include: (1) Imagine the Universe! geared for ages 14 and up…

  4. Music is Physics. [CD-ROM]. The Science Club.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This CD-ROM, for ages 10-14, provides activities to answer questions such as what sound is; if we can see it; whether it travels faster through air, water, solids, or liquids; and how doctors, sailors, prospectors, architects, and engineers use sound in their work. This disc includes over 100 scientific concepts in music, acoustics, and anatomy;…

  5. JEDI: The Power of CD-ROM Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bradley, Bernard

    1992-01-01

    Describes CD-ROM-based program called Joint Education Initiative that was started by U.S. Geological Survey. The culmination of the collaborative effort includes three compact discs and a teacher activity book. The discs contain several databases, geophysical data that can be superimposed over satellite images of North America, images from the…

  6. [Tools for public health reporting on CD-ROM].

    PubMed

    Pfaff, G; Krämer, D; Zöllner, I

    1996-11-01

    We describe the first CD-ROM published for public health use. It combines data and tools for health reporting, including health reports with full text and graphics, source data, and programming tools for the transformation, statistical evaluation, and mapping of the underlying data. PMID:9081500

  7. Learn about Physical Science: Simple Machines. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM, designed for students in grades K-2, explores the world of simple machines. It allows students to delve into the mechanical world and learn the ways in which simple machines make work easier. Animated demonstrations are provided of the lever, pulley, wheel, screw, wedge, and inclined plane. Activities include practical matching and…

  8. Data Transfer Capabilities of CD-ROM Software, Part II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jasco, Peter

    1991-01-01

    Describes and compares several exchange/transfer formats used to upload records into software host programs, including unstructured or plain ASCII; fixed field; delimited ASCII; tagged; MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging); and graphic. It is concluded that CD-ROM producers should strengthen the built-in output management of programs and offer…

  9. Learn about Life Science: Plants. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM, designed for students in grades K-2, explores the world of plants. From small seeds to tall trees, students learn what plants are, what their parts are called, and what conditions they need to grow. Three extension activities include simple and part/whole matching exercises, a sequencing activity involving the dimension of time, and a…

  10. Science Education Resource Assistant for Science Teachers. [CD- ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.

    This CD-ROM provides a collection of Internet resources as well as K-16 related science materials and is divided into two sections. "Online Resources" includes information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), National Standards, AAAS Project 2061 Resources, U.S. Department of Education, Third International Mathematics and…

  11. Science Education Resource Assistant for Researchers. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.

    This CD-ROM provides a collection of Internet resources as well as K-16 related science materials and is divided into two sections. "Online Resources" includes information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), National Standards, AAAS Project 2061 Resources, U.S. Department of Education, Third International Mathematics and…

  12. Stratford Studios Proudly Liberates Romeo & Juliet [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1997

    This CD-ROM product is an interactive supplement to Shakespeare's text of "Romeo and Juliet." It contains an interactive cast of characters and the entire script of the play with an accessible audio performance. Other features include: "Dr. Wacko"--a feature that calls the student's attention to the more subtle nuances of the plot by asking…

  13. Moving Images: Achieving a Vision of Edutopia. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    George Lucas Educational Foundation, San Rafael, CA.

    This CD-ROM contains nine Web documentaries that range from approximately 4 minutes to nearly 10 minutes running time. They include: "A Video Primer" (an introduction to the George Lucas Educational Foundation); "Handhelds" (how personal digital assistants are helping students and teachers connect); "Journey North" (wildlife migration patterns are…

  14. Archiving the FIFE data on CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Landis, David R.; Strebel, Donald E.; Newcomer, Jeffrey A.; Meeson, Blanche W.

    1992-01-01

    FIFE (first ISLSCP field experiment) is a land surface climatology project consisting of a series of field compaigns conducted in Kansas from 1987 to 1989. The authors describe the process of designing the FIFE prototype CD-ROM including data file structure and directory structure, the image compression and expansion software used, and the user interface software developed.

  15. Stretching & Flexibility: An Interactive Encyclopedia of Stretching. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2002

    This CD-ROM offers 140 different stretches in full-motion video sequences. It focuses on the proper techniques for overall physical fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and 23 different sports (e.g., golf, running, soccer, skiing, climbing, football, and baseball). Topics include stretching for sports; stretching awareness and education…

  16. Interactive Biology[TM] Multimedia Courseware Series. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    Interactive Biology Multimedia Courseware is an on-going project, with new titles continually under development. Currently, Interactive Biology includes 38 biological titles on CD-ROM for Macintosh and IBM-compatible systems. Each title deals with a specific biological subject and provides in-depth, comprehensive course material for the 9th grade…

  17. Providing Access to CD-ROM Databases in a Campus Setting. Part II: Networking CD-ROMs via a LAN.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Koren, Judy

    1992-01-01

    The second part of a report on CD-ROM networking in libraries describes LAN (local area network) technology; networking software and towers; gateway software for connecting to campuswide networks; Macintosh LANs; and network licenses. Several product and software reviews are included, and a sidebar lists vendor addresses. (NRP)

  18. The Market Place: An Internal View of the Future of CD-ROM--The Perspective of the H. W. Wilson Company.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Frank W.; Loeding, Deborah Voigt

    1989-01-01

    Discussion of technological developments in library reference services focuses on contributions of the H. W. Wilson Company and highlights CD-ROM technology. Topics discussed include online access; menu-driven systems; CD-ROM hardware and software concerns; user response to CD-ROM; quality control of databases; pricing considerations; and future…

  19. Kino'jib'alil ri Qati't Qamam--El Pensamiento de Nuestros Abuelos (Our Grandparents' Thinking). [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. Groups of students from each of the four teacher training schools re-enacted various Mayan traditions and documented them in this multimedia CD-ROM. The following presentations are included on the CD-ROM: Uxe'al nutinamit…

  20. Remote Use of CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fitzwater, Diana; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Describes the use of a telecommunications program called "PC Anywhere" to afford users remote access to compact disc ready-only-memory (CD-ROM) systems. Describes hardware requirements and benefits to libraries and users. (DMM)

  1. CD-ROM Use in Health Instruction. Technology Briefs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dorman, Steve M.

    1997-01-01

    CD-ROMs (compact disc read-only memory) are useful in teaching health education, though there are very few available. The paper describes CD-ROM use in classrooms, examining enhanced individual learning experiences and focusing on CD-ROM use in health education. It also offers a listing of health-related CD-ROMs that are currently available. (SM)

  2. CD-ROM: A New Technology with Promise for Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tanner, Dennis F.; Bane, Robert K.

    1988-01-01

    Examines the current development of computer compact disk storage devices (CD-ROM). Describes the basics of how the CD-ROM operates and identifies educational uses. Lists companies currently providing CD-ROM software and producing CD-ROM players. (MVL)

  3. CD-ROM Network Configurations: Good, Better, Best!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McClanahan, Gloria

    1996-01-01

    Rates three methods of arranging CD-ROM school networks: (1) peer-to-peer; (2) daisy chain configurations; and (3) dedicated CD-ROM file server. Describes the following network components: the file server, network adapters and wiring, the CD-ROM file server, and CD-ROM drives. Discusses issues involved in assembling these components into a working…

  4. Evaluation of Two CD-ROMs from a Series on Cell Biology

    PubMed Central

    Sander, Uwe; Kerlen, Gertraude; Steinke, Mattias; Huk, Thomas; Floto, Christian

    2003-01-01

    Two CD-ROMs from a series dealing with various major aspects of cell biology are evaluated in this paper using quantitative and qualitative approaches. The findings delimit similarities and differences of the two CD-ROMs and shed light on how the programs could be used in the learning process and how they should not be. The overall impression, as well as the graphical and technical features, received a predominantly good rating. The defined target groups were reached (e.g., students in secondary schools), different learning approaches were supported (e.g., discovery and autonomous learning), the CD-ROMs' usability was assessed as being easy and intuitive, and the majority of the evaluators were satisfied with the level of interactivity. Navigational problems encountered in CD-ROM 1 were overcome by a successful implementation of new navigational functions in CD-ROM 2. Most students found the CD-ROM to be a suitable complement to, or an extension of, their lessons. We conclude that many, but not all of the requirements for the various stages of the learning process could be satisfied with the existing CD-ROMs. The requirements not met are discussed to obtain insights that could help to improve the production of multimedia learning material. The use of quantitative and qualitative approaches in the evaluation of learning modules is discussed, as the study began by collecting and analyzing anecdotal reviews and was then extended to include a qualitative evaluation. PMID:14673491

  5. Shuttle-Mir, CD-ROM Supplement

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morgan, Clay; Launius, Roger (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    This CD-ROM is a companion to an illustrated history book with the same title. This multi-media, searchable CD includes the full text and images in the book, as well as additional material. Interviews, photographs, and biographies of the U.S. Astronauts, cosmonauts, and team members for the Shuttle-Mir Program are available. STS Mission Summaries for each mission involved can be viewed, including launch and landing details, crew lists, and mission highlights. Photographs and videos from each mission are included, as well as diagrams of different spacecraft, and computer-generated animations of the Mir deorbit, collision, and flyaround. Additional documents include mission status reports, published documents, news releases, personal letters, and oral histories. The experiments carried out on Mir are described, highlighting combustion and fluid physics research, life in microgravity, and research of the development of the solar system. The focus on improving space technology and planning for the International Space Station is explained. The main features of the book itself include: (1) Training and Operations; (2) Long Duration Psychology; (3) Bilingual Blues; and (4) Earth Observations.

  6. A multimedia approach to teaching basic life support - the development of a CD-ROM.

    PubMed

    Moule, P; Gilbert, P; Chalk, V

    2001-06-01

    The Interactive Teaching and Learning (INTaL) project aimed to encourage the use of new technologies in nurse education, including the development of a basic life support (BLS)CD-ROM, from an existing teaching pack. Funded by the National Health Service Executive Teacher Development Group in the South West, it involved representatives from all five Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the region. Using 'The Hyperlearning Model' as the basis for the structure of the CD-ROM, the production team author ed, storyboarded, recorded on video and edited materials for inclusion. The CD-ROM comprises the 'What How Why' of resuscitation, four problem-based Critical Thinking scenarios, a diagnostic pre-test and a summative post-test. The CD-ROM offers a highly interactive, flexible and student-centred resource, which has which has received positive feedback on initial use. It supports a paradigm shift in the delivery of knowledge for an essential nursing skill. PMID:19036247

  7. Installing a CD-ROM LAN Using Novell NetWare and SCSI Express: The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Experience.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zheng, Ting

    1994-01-01

    Explains procedures for installing a CD-ROM local area network (LAN) using Novell NetWare as the network operating system and SCSI Express to support networking CD-ROMs, based on experiences at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater library. Topics discussed include planning, equipment selection, workstation configuration, installation, and…

  8. CD-ROM in the age of internet

    SciTech Connect

    Conrad, B.; Depp, D.

    1994-12-31

    Networks are hot and CD-ROM is also hot, but how do they mix? CD-ROM is a relatively inexpensive medium for storing and delivering information, and increasingly, users are connected to networks. But the technologies have developed separately, and there are obstacles to their integration. Drawing on their experience networking CD-ROMs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the authors discuss CD-ROM`s strengths and weaknesses as a technology for delivering information to the desktop. CD-ROM networking solutions are LAN-based, not ``open systems.`` Despite this limitation, due to the large number of information resources available on CD-ROM and the relative ease of installing and maintaining databases on CD-ROM, CD-ROMs remain an essential piece of the electronic information puzzle.

  9. BUY CLEAN MANUAL INTERACTIVE CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This interactive CD-ROM contains exercises and opportunities to help users develop a Buy Clean Program for janitorial cleaning products. CD users can learn about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), complete an inventory list, and compare cleaning products to see which have the le...

  10. CD-ROM: The Silent Revolution.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nassar, Nancy

    A review of the literature was undertaken to determine whether purchasing DIALOG in the CD-ROM format or subscribing to the DIALOG online format would be the better solution for middle school students interested in information retrieval. This report begins by stating the problem and defining common computer terms. A review of the related…

  11. Pricing Strategies for CD-ROM Products.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rowley, J. E.

    1994-01-01

    Pricing strategies for subscriptions and licenses for CD-ROMs are different for single users and networks. The basic components of pricing strategies are charges for subscription, connect line, display/print, telecommunication, session rate, special commands, and special services. Highlights selected supplier pricing strategies for single users…

  12. Children Teaching Children. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of School Improvement.

    Developed at Roosevelt Elementary School in Long Beach Unified School District (California), this CD-ROM presents Children Teaching Children (CTC), a literacy project intended to assist students to read, write, and publish their original work. It is part of the Program Improvement Initiative, an educational reform effort initiated by the…

  13. Children Teaching Children II. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of School Improvement.

    Children Teaching Children (CTC): Collection II is a CD-ROM created at 6 elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (California) as part of the Coaching Odyssey for school improvement. CTC II, published by the California Department of Education, is an effective early literacy intervention that integrates the development of…

  14. Culture & Technology[TM]. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This three CD-ROM set is designed to integrate social studies and science. There are 1,300 lessons developed and field tested by curriculum specialists, teachers, and students over a period of 15 years. Using dramatic video, audio, and photos, students can make connections between diet and temperature, location and climate, safety and energy,…

  15. Whelmers[TM]. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacobs, Steve

    This CD-ROM is designed to spark the interest of students with science activities and demonstrations similar to "Jake's Attic" and "Mr. Wizard." This first volume of the "Whelmers" collection engages students in science process thinking. The activities are meant to "whelm" the students, not overwhelm them. Materials lists, video demonstrations,…

  16. Education Statistics on Disk. [CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM disk contains a computer program developed by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement to provide convenient access to the wealth of education statistics published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The program contains over 1,800 tables, charts, and text files from the following NCES publications,…

  17. Rationales for Challenged Books. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

    This CD-ROM presents a collection of over 200 rationales for over 170 works (mainly novels but a few films) for use by teachers combating censorship. Some rationales on the disc are from published sources; others are student papers. Although the materials in the collection range from kindergarten through grade 12, the emphasis is on the middle…

  18. The Arts on CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, Denise

    1996-01-01

    Reviews six CD-ROM products to support teaching the arts. The software titles are "SIRS Discoverer," which features three databases containing full-text articles, country facts, and a newsline; "Trudy's Time and Place House," that teaches about time and geography; "Juilliard Music Adventure"; "History through Art--the Enlightenment"; "Art &…

  19. CD-ROMs and Users' Reactions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chen, Yu-Hui

    Users of optical data disk (CD-ROM) materials at the Main Library workstations of the State University of New York at Albany were surveyed to examine the problems they encountered while conducting their searches, identify factors that interfere with their task performance, determine their needs with regard to improvement in the databases they…

  20. Local CD-ROM Networking: Evaluation and Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cummins, Thompson R.; Shipley, John

    1992-01-01

    Summarizes some of the applications of automation in the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System. A detailed discussion of the system CD-ROM LAN (Local Area Network) covers hardware and software, cost factors, advantages of networking CD-ROMs, problems, and evaluation. It is concluded that the advantages of a CD-ROM LAN outweigh the…

  1. A Survey of Commercially Available CD-ROM Database Titles.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholls, Paul Travis

    1991-01-01

    Based on evaluations of 1,025 CD-ROM products, this article summarizes trends in (1) growth of commercially available CD-ROM titles; (2) types and subjects of products produced; (3) update options; (4) hardware systems CD-ROMs are designed to run on; (5) prices; and (6) multimedia products. Possible future developments that could revolutionize…

  2. CD-ROM preparation: An overview and guide

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Daniel, Ralph E.; Jeschke, Mark W.; Schroer, James A.

    1995-01-01

    A primer on the options and procedures involved in producing CD-ROM products in a small to medium sized business operation is presented in language that persons with a minimal technical background can easily understand. The capabilities, limitations, and standards of CD-ROM technology are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on CD-ROM production, especially upon design, data conversion to an electronic medium, data file preparation, the use of vendors, and the steps for in-house production of CD-ROM products.

  3. Energy & Environmental Issues Interactive CD-ROM. Version 2.0. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.

    This CD-ROM presents various energy and environmental topics. "Great Energy Debate" uses video clips to explore the pros and cons of solar, coal, nuclear, and oil energy sources. "Energy Plant Tour" presents a virtual tour through a plant that converts solid waste into energy. "How Stuff Works" explains energy sources, conversions, and equipment…

  4. DNA: The Molecule of Life. A Multimedia CD-ROM. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2001

    This CD-ROM is designed for classroom and individual use to teach and learn about DNA. Integrated animations, custom graphics, three-dimensional representations, photographs, and sound are featured for use in user-controlled activities. Interactive lessons are available to reinforce the subject material. Pre- and post-testing sections are also…

  5. Food Chains & Webs. A Multimedia CD-ROM. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2001

    This CD-ROM is designed for classroom and individual use to teach and learn about food chains and food webs. Integrated animations, custom graphics, three-dimensional representations, photographs, and sound are featured for use in user-controlled activities. Interactive lessons are available to reinforce the subject material. Pre- and post-testing…

  6. CD-ROM technology at the EROS data center

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Madigan, Michael E.; Weinheimer, Mary C.

    1993-01-01

    The vast amount of digital spatial data often required by a single user has created a demand for media alternatives to 1/2" magnetic tape. One such medium that has been recently adopted at the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center is the compact disc (CD). CD's are a versatile, dynamic, and low-cost method for providing a variety of data on a single media device and are compatible with various computer platforms. CD drives are available for personal computers, UNIX workstations, and mainframe systems, either directly connected, or through a network. This medium furnishes a quick method of reproducing and distributing large amounts of data on a single CD. Several data sets are already available on CD's, including collections of historical Landsat multispectral scanner data and biweekly composites of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data for the conterminous United States. The EROS Data Center intends to provide even more data sets on CD's. Plans include specific data sets on a customized disc to fulfill individual requests, and mass production of unique data sets for large-scale distribution. Requests for a single compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) containing a large volume of data either for archiving or for one-time distribution can be addressed with a CD-write once (CD-WO) unit. Mass production and large-scale distribution will require CD-ROM replication and mastering.

  7. An x ray archive on your desk: The Einstein CD-ROM's

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Prestwich, A.; Mcdowell, J.; Plummer, D.; Manning, K.; Garcia, M.

    1992-01-01

    Data from the Einstein Observatory imaging proportional counter (IPC) and high resolution imager (HRI) were released on several CD-ROM sets. The sets released so far include pointed IPC and HRI observations in both simple image and detailed photon event list format, as well as the IPC slew survey. With the data on these CD-ROMS's the user can perform spatial analysis (e.g., surface brightness distributions), spectral analysis (with the IPC event lists), and timing analysis (with the IPC and HRI event lists). The next CD-ROM set will contain IPC unscreened data, allowing the user to perform custom screening to recover, for instance, data during times of lost aspect data or high particle background rates.

  8. Educational WWW sites on a CD-ROM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allen, J. S.; Whitlock, L. A.

    1996-12-01

    The High-Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) has developed two educational World Wide Web sites. The High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center provides information about X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy for middle school to college readers. It also includes a "Teacher's Corner" with lesson plans using actual satellite data, as well as other educator resources. The second site, StarChild, is a general astronomy and space exploration site geared for elementary schools. From the start, our intention was to achieve high visibility with teachers and students. However, given the significant number of users and institutions which do not have high-speed (or any!) WWW access, we knew that another way to distribute the information to our target audience would be required. Our solution has been to create a CD-ROM version of our sites which will be freely distributed to the educational community. There were several factors which have governed the creation of the CD-ROM, e.g. the need for platform independence. These issues, and our solutions to them, are presented.

  9. The CD-ROM Puzzle: Where Do the Pieces Fit?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moes, Robert J.

    1986-01-01

    Representing the point of view of Philips Subsystems and Peripherals on Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) and Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-I) issues, this position paper attempts to point out differences and similarities between the basic CD-ROM standard and the CD-I standard proposed for interactive use of data. (Author/MBR)

  10. CD-ROM Troubleshooting Manual: Support for Reference Desk Librarians.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nipp, Deanna; Shamy, Salwa

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the impact of CD-ROM services on reference departments and describes the development of a troubleshooting manual for the Library of Science and Medicine at Rutgers University. The seven steps followed in writing the manual are presented, and it is noted that it has proved to be an effective support for reference and CD-ROM services. (21…

  11. CD-ROM Technology: A Manual for Librarians and Educators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mambretti, Catherine

    The maturity of CD-ROM technology now shows a dramatic change in the way librarians and teachers do their jobs. Among their biggest challenges are deciding on equipment requirements and managing the disk collection. This manual is a step-by-step guide to making the most of CD-ROM technology in schools and libraries--from the acquisition of…

  12. Principal Connections: A Guide to Technology Leadership. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.

    This CD-ROM is designed to help school leaders recognize, promote, and evaluate effective technology use in their schools. The CD-ROM is divided into the following seven program areas: (1) "You're the Leader" helps administrators examine their roles as technology leaders and identify barriers to integrating technology into their schools, including…

  13. NASA educational CD-ROMs: research and evaluation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Knudsen, R.

    2002-01-01

    Since the introduction of educational technology in the K-12 classroom, educators have been flooded with a seemingly endless flow of educational CD-ROMs. NASA has contributed to this new trend in educational technology by developing a wide range of some of the lastest, most high-tech CD-ROMs in the industry.

  14. CD-ROMs in College and University Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Piotrowski, Chris

    In the fall of 1988, a survey was conducted to evaluate the adoption of CD-ROM systems in U.S. colleges and universities by examining which major CD-ROM databases were available through the reference departments of academic libraries. The sample was composed of 200 institutions of higher education offering graduate degrees in psychology. The…

  15. Multisensory Public Access Catalogs on CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harrison, Nancy; Murphy, Brower

    1987-01-01

    BiblioFile Intelligent Catalog is a CD-ROM-based public access catalog system which incorporates graphics and sound to provide a multisensory interface and artificial intelligence techniques to increase search precision. The system can be updated frequently and inexpensively by linking hard disk drives to CD-ROM optical drives. (MES)

  16. Scaffolding or Distracting: CD-ROM Storybooks and Young Readers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pearman, Cathy J.; Chang, Ching-Wen

    2010-01-01

    CD-ROM storybooks, often referred to as electronic texts, e-books, and interactive stories, are learning tools with supplemental features such as automatic reading of text, sound effects, word pronunciations, and graphic animations which support the development of reading skills and comprehension in beginning readers. Some CD-ROM storybooks also…

  17. CD-ROM Training: What Do the Patrons Want?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, Gillian

    1990-01-01

    This survey of library patrons gathered data about training needs and methodologies for CD-ROM users. Data from 87 inexperienced CD-ROM users and 31 experienced users were analyzed. Patrons especially wanted training in search strategy, procedures, Boolean logic, and equipment. Females rated the importance of training higher than males, and…

  18. Publication Of Oceanographic Data on CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hilland, Jeffrey E.; Smith, Elizabeth A.; Martin, Michael D.

    1992-01-01

    Large collections of oceanographic data and other large collections of data published on CD-ROM's in formats facilitating access and analysis. Involves four major steps: preprocessing, premastering, mastering, and verification. Large capacity, small size, commercial availability, long-life, and standard format of CD-ROM's offer advantages over computer-compatible magnetic tape.

  19. NetWare Loadable Modules for CD-ROM Networking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Starr, Karen J.

    1993-01-01

    Provides an overview of CD-ROM technology and local area networking focusing on NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) which provide network access to CD-ROMs, using Novell's NetWare operating system. The characteristics and benefits of various products and concerns in choosing one are discussed, and comparative specifications and vendors are listed.…

  20. Kawachin na ri kitzij-kipixab' Qanan Qatat--Florezcan las palabras de los hombres de maiz (The Blossoming of Our Ancestors' Words). [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM contains selected radio programs for preschool students, scripted from the four storybooks created by Project "Enlace Quiche." It includes stories in K'iche', Ixil, and Spanish. (VWL)

  1. Levels at Streamflow Gaging Stations--A CD-ROM Based Training Class

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Nolan, K. Michael; Jacobson, Nathan; Erickson, Robert; Landon, Stanley

    2003-01-01

    Streamgages record the elevation of the water surface above some reference surface, or datum. This datum is assumed to remain unchanged throughout the life of the gage. However, the elevation of gages and their supporting structures often change over time as a result of earthmovement, floods, ice, and debris. The surveying practice of leveling is used to establish datum for new gage structures and to check for vertical movement of those structures over time. Vertical changes in gage structures can affect stage-discharge relations and, thus, could result in incorrect discharge determinations. Datum checks are used to correct stage-discharge relations and allow the USGS to document gage datum throughout the life of a gage. This training presentation describes methods currently used by the U.S. Geological Survey to run levels at gaging stations. The presentation is narrated, but you control the pace of the presentation. If the computer you are using can view 'MPEG' videos you will be able to take advantage of videos found within the presentation. A test, found at the end of the presentation, can be taken to assess how well you understood the training material. The class is registered as class SW1307 with the National Training Center of the U.S. Geologcial Survey. The presentation was developed using Macromedia Director 8.5(1) and is contained in the file 'WRI-4002.exe', which should auto-launch after the CD-ROM is inserted in the PC. The program only runs on a windows-based personal computer (PC). A sound card and speakers are necessary to take advantage of the narration that accompanies the presentation. Text of narrations is provided, if you are unable to listen to the narrations. Instructions for installing and running the presentation are included in the file ' Intro.html'. The file 'Intro.html' is on the CD-ROM containing the presentation and is available from the presentation's help menu.

  2. The New York Trade Publishers and CD-ROM: Where Are They Heading?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newmark, Eileen

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the strategies top trade publishers, including Putnam New Media, Paramount Communications, Random House, Penguin USA, and Reader's Digest, are taking toward CD-ROM publishing. Strategies include purchasing electronic media companies; setting up an independent business; and building a new media business by integrating new efforts into the…

  3. Company Information on CD-ROM: From 10K to 5000+.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Littlejohn, Alice C.; Janousek, Kelly S.

    1991-01-01

    Evaluates six CD-ROM products for library users that provide information on companies: (1) CD/Corporate: U.S. Public Companies; (2) Compact D/SEC; (3) Compustat PC Plus Corporate Text; (4) General Business File; (5) Moody's 5000 Plus; and (6) Standard and Poor's Corporations. Information provided includes companies included, online database…

  4. Setting Up CD-ROM Work Areas. Part I: Ergonomic Considerations, User Furniture, Location.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vasi, John; LaGuardia, Cheryl

    1992-01-01

    The first of a two-part series on design of CD-ROM work areas in libraries discusses (1) space and location considerations; (2) ergonomics, including work surface, chairs, lighting, printers, other accessories, and security; and (3) other considerations, including staff assistance, reference tools, literature racks, and promotional materials. (MES)

  5. Two Months to a CD-ROM: We Did It and So Can You!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lo, Amanda Siewling; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Outlines the process of a CD-ROM desktop publishing project at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Highlights include the planning process; data generation and database development; data preparation, including data conversion and indexing; full text retrieval; assembly and production; and distribution. (three…

  6. Using CD-ROM to Provide Enhanced Information Services for University Administrators and Committees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ensor, Pat; Hardin, Steve

    1991-01-01

    Discusses information needs of university administrators and committees, and describes the development of an information service provided by the Electronic Information Services (EIS) unit of the Indiana State University library. Highlights include staff reactions, a pilot test, marketing the service, cost effectiveness of CD-ROM use, and document…

  7. Forest Treasures: The Magical World of a Hawaiian Rainforest. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.

    This CD-ROM helps learners discover forests in Hawaii and around the world through many science activities. Activities include climbing to the canopy where the calls of unusual birds can be heard; discovering bizarre creatures that dwell in dark, damp lava tubes; spinning the globe and meeting extraordinary forest plants and animals; and creating…

  8. Content Evaluation of Textual CD-ROM and Web Databases. Database Searching Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacso, Peter

    This book provides guidelines for evaluating a variety of database types, including abstracting and indexing, directory, full-text, and page-image databases available in online and/or CD-ROM formats. The book discusses the purpose and techniques of comparing and evaluating the most important characteristics of textual databases, such as their…

  9. Just a Chemical Reaction. The Science Club. Ages 10-14. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This CD-ROM allows students to discover the key factors and major dates in the development of the science of chemistry. It includes 93 scientific concepts, 20 minutes of narration with animation, 14 interactive activities, an illustrated periodic table, a complete Portable Document Format (PDF) user guide, a dictionary explaining over 40 terms, a…

  10. Who Am I? ASE Science Year Resources: Bringing Science Year into the Classroom. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association for Science Education, Herts (England).

    This CD-ROM describes how science can be used in schools to show that students can be excited and engaged in science and how science can be integrated into other disciplines. Science Year is a 12-month packed calendar of events, projects and resources, designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Activities include the…

  11. Marketing and Selling CD-ROM Products on the World-Wide Web.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Becki

    1995-01-01

    Describes three companies' approaches to marketing and selling CD-ROM products on the World Wide Web. Benefits include low overhead for Internet-based sales, allowance for creativity, and ability to let customers preview products online. Discusses advertising, information delivery, content, information services, and security. (AEF)

  12. GETIT--Geoscience Education through Interactive Technology[TM]. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM uses catastrophic events to teach the fundamentals of the earth's dynamism. Topics discussed include earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, plate tectonics, and many subjects that have to do with energy transfer. It contains 63 interactive, inquiry-based activities that closely simulate real life scientific practice. Students work with…

  13. First Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in the Mississippi Valley. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sabo, George, III; Restrepo, Luis Fernando; Jones, Linda

    This CD-ROM provides interactive, multimedia software that enables students to investigate many aspects of Native American and European encounters in the Mississippi Valley through study of original historical sources, including texts, maps, artworks, and archaeological finds. The Lower Mississippi Valley was chosen as the study area because of…

  14. New CD-ROM Technologies Help the Unemployed Search for Jobs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fries, James R.; Dow, Ronald F.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the use of CD-ROM products containing company and industrial information for job searches and career planning. Examples of potential applications are provided, and search capabilities are examined. Brief descriptions of several products are presented, including a database of Security and Exchange Commission filings, Disclosure, Lotus One…

  15. Water. Shopware[R] Applied Biology/Chemistry. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM is part of a multimedia software and video collection for high school and vocational schools. Applied Biology/Chemistry is one of many series providing resources for science education. There are six individual titles in this series which include: (1) Natural Resources; (2) Air and Other Gases; (3) Nutrition; (4) Continuity of Life; (5)…

  16. The Driving Range. A Different Story about CD-ROM Storage.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Benford, Tom

    1995-01-01

    Discusses design options for CD-ROM storage. Highlights include a marketing strategy resulting in the creation of the jewel box; replacement and duplex jewel boxes; caddies; business furniture companies for large collections; flip-racks; and lazy-susans. (AEF)

  17. Teaching Pronunciation: A Guide for Teachers of English as a Second Language. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fraser, Helen

    This CD-ROM is intended for native speakers of English who teach pronunciations to learners of English as a second language. It is not a traditional phonology course but provides experiences to help teachers understand the difficulties faced by learners. It also includes examples of learners' speech, with suggestions for how to deal with…

  18. Using ERIC on CD/ROM (A Guide to the Basics).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dixon, Lana S.; Wallace, Alan H.

    This guide provides basic instruction on how to search the ERIC database on the SilverPlatter CD-ROM, which is the computerized equivalent to Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education (RIE). The entire database is available on three discs, from 1966 to the present. Included in this guide is a description of the ERIC…

  19. Videos for Teachers: Successful Teaching Strategies in Middle and High School Classrooms. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Teachers Network, New York, NY.

    This CD-ROM presents six videos that feature veteran middle and high school teachers in action in their classrooms. Each video offers links to supplemental education resources, including innovative lesson plans. The six videos are: "Monsters and Myths" (a humanities unit for middle school students); "The Bleeding Edge" (a thematic…

  20. Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM, 1999

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-12-01

    The Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM contains the text and graphics for all the articles, features, and reviews published in the Journal of Chemical Education. This 1999 issue of the JCE CD series includes all twelve issues of 1999, as well as all twelve issues from 1998 and from 1997, and the September-December issues from 1996. Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM is formatted so that all articles on the CD retain as much as possible of their original appearance. Each article file begins with an abstract/keyword page followed by the article pages. All pages of the Journal that contain editorial content, including the front covers, table of contents, letters, and reviews, are included. Also included are abstracts (when available), keywords for all articles, and supplementary materials. The Journal of Chemical Education on CD-ROM has proven to be a useful tool for chemical educators. Like the Computerized Index to the Journal of Chemical Education (1) it will help you to locate articles on a particular topic or written by a particular author. In addition, having the complete article on the CD-ROM provides added convenience. It is no longer necessary to go to the library, locate the Journal issue, and read it while sitting in an uncomfortable chair. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can scan an article on your computer monitor, print it if it proves interesting, and read it in any setting you choose. Searching and Linking JCE CD is fully searchable for any word, partial word, or phrase. Successful searches produce a listing of articles that contain the requested text. Individual articles can be quickly accessed from this list. The Table of Contents of each issue is linked to individual articles listed. There are also links from the articles to any supplementary materials. References in the Chemical Education Today section (found in the front of each issue) to articles elsewhere in the issue are also linked to the article, as are WWW addresses and email

  1. National Educational Research and Development Centers: Research Literature, 1966-1996. CD-ROM Set Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ERIC Document Reproduction Service, Springfield, VA.

    This manual is designed to accompany a set of 31 CD-ROM discs. Disc 1 contains a database of some 8,300 bibliographic records representing publications of the OERI-supported National Research and Development (R&D) Centers acquired and processed by ERIC across the 30-year period 1966-1997. Discs 2-31 contain digitized page images of the full text…

  2. Magneto-optical disk as a CD-ROM development tool

    SciTech Connect

    Houghton, F.K.; Leuttgen, A.L.

    1991-01-01

    Computer-based training (CBT) programs are becoming more sophisticated. They are no longer electronic papers, but are large multi-media systems which incorporate computer-generated graphics and digital audio as well as text. The numerous computer-generated graphics, large audio files, and complex hypertext structures place a great demand on the computer system's binary storage capacity (disk space). If the use of interactive video is prohibitive because of cost or other restraints, a compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM) delivery system is a viable delivery system. Because CD-ROM is a read-only system, the development and delivery system must be different. There are several alternatives for the development system, including a very large hard-disk and a magneto-optical disk drive. Recently a CBT package for radiation protection workers (RPT's) that was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was delivered on CD-ROM. A magneto-optical drive was used for the development system. This paper will discuss some reasons for selecting a CD-ROM delivery system and the use of magneto-optical disk drive as the development system.

  3. INDEX FOR NEUSE RIVER WATERSHED CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Contains listing of available data sets obtainable from the Neuse River Watershed CGIA CD-ROM (Landuse, Geology, Solid Waste) available from the U.S. EPA. Contact Steve Kraemer: Kraemer.Stephen@epamail.epa.gov.

  4. CD-ROM for teaching astronomy at school

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Frede, V.; Balanca, C.

    Paris observatory and Toulouse institute of teachers' training (IUFM) have decided to develop multimedia supports for astronomy lessons. The goal of this project is to provide additional didactical material as CD-ROMs to elementary and high school teachers, to be used by children in classroom. In order to develop and improve the CD-ROMs, we are interested in two points : i) Measuring the use of the CD-ROM in term of acceptability and utilisability. ii) Measuring the impact of multimedia material on the understanding of children. Indeed several studies show that children have difficulties to learn astronomical concepts from standard teaching based on textbook. We want to see if their understanding improves when using those CD-ROM. This project is a part of "Astronomie sur Mesure", a broader project hold by Paris Observatory, showing the will to imply astronomers into pedagogical material productions.

  5. The Novice User and CD-ROM Database Services. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schamber, Linda

    This digest answers the following questions that beginning or novice users may have about CD-ROM (a compact disk with read-only memory) database services: (1) What is CD-ROM? (2) What databases are available? (3) Is CD-ROM difficult to use? (4) How much does CD-ROM cost? and (5) What is the future of CD-ROM? (15 references) (MES)

  6. Interplanetary space science data base and access/display tool on the NSSDC heliospheric CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Papitashvili, N. E.; King, J. H.

    1995-01-01

    The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) has accumulated a rich archive of heliospheric, magnetospheric, and ionospheric data, as well as data from most other NASA-involved science disciplines. To facilitate access to and use of these data, NSSDC has begun to put selected data onto CD-ROM's. This paper describes one such CD-ROM, and the access and display software developed at NSSDC to support its use. The data on the CD-ROM consist primarily of hourly solar wind magnetic field and plasma data from many near-Earth spacecraft (OMNI) and deep space spacecraft (Voyagers, Pioneers, Helios, Pioneer Venus Orbiter). In addition, 5-minute resolution IMP-8 and ISEE-3 magnetic field and plasma data are also included. Data are stored in both ASCII and CDF formats.

  7. Marine casualty and pollution database (raw data only) (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1998-06-01

    The Marine Casualty and Pollution Database provides details about marine casualty and pollution incidents investigated by the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Officer. The database is an invaluable source of information to understand particulars and circumstances of marine accidents and pollution incidents. The CD-ROM contains forty data tables derived from marine casualty and pollution investigations conducted by investigators at US Coast Guard Marine Safety Offices throughout the United States. The data collection period began in 1973 and is ongoing. Also included on the CD-ROM are vessel and facility tables with specific information on vessel and facility constitution and operating details. The Coast Guard maintains a comprehensive database on approximately 460,000 US and foreign vessels and 32,000 facilities. Entity and attribute descriptions and suggested solutions to general marine pollution, vessel casualty, and personnel injury and death questions are outlined in the documentation.

  8. 1:2,000,000-scale digital line graph data on CD-ROM

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    U.S. Geological Survey

    1995-01-01

    Updated U.S. Geological Survey digital line graph (DLG) data collected at a scale of 1:2,000,000 are now available on two compact discs-read only memory (CD-ROM). Each CD-ROM contains digital cartographic data for 49 States and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Alaska will be ready within the next year. These DLG data were originally collected from maps published in 1970. Extensive revisions have been made and no data source more than 5 years old was used in this update. In addition, text files containing information such as place names and population have been added for the first time. The records in these text files can be related to corresponding features in the DLG data files. Metadata that comply with the Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata are included for each category of DLG data.

  9. Qualitative evaluation of a colorectal cancer education CD-ROM for Community Health Aides/practitioners in Alaska.

    PubMed

    Cueva, Melany; Dignan, Mark; Lanier, Anne; Kuhnley, Regina

    2014-12-01

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important contributor to the cancer burden among Alaska Native people. CRC is the leading incident cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality among Alaska Native people. Completing recommended CRC screening procedures has the potential to reduce both CRC incidence and mortality. "Taking Action Colorectal Health," a multidimensional audiovisual, interactive CD-ROM, incorporates adult education learning principles to provide Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners with timely, medically accurate, and culturally relevant CRC place-based education. Providing this resource on CD-ROM empowers learning within communities and places where people live or choose to learn. The dynamic process of developing, implementing, and evaluating this CRC CD-ROM was informed by a sociocultural approach to share health messages. Within this approach, cultural values, beliefs, and behaviors are affirmed as a place of wisdom and resilience and built upon to provide context and meaning for health messaging. Alaska Native values that honor family, relationships, the land, storytelling, and humor were included in CD-ROM content. Between January and May 2012, 20 interviews were conducted with individuals who had used the CD-ROM. Four categorical themes emerged from analysis of interview transcripts: likeability, utilization, helpfulness, and behavior change. As a result of self-paced learning through stories, movies, and interactive games, respondents reported healthy behavior changes they were making for themselves, with their families and in their patient care practices. This CD-ROM is a culturally based practical course that increased knowledge and activities around colorectal cancer screening by Community Health Aides/Practitioners in Alaska. PMID:24271842

  10. Evaluating CD-ROM versions of the MEDLINE database: a checklist.

    PubMed

    Hewison, N S

    1989-10-01

    The emergence of CD-ROM (compact disc/read-only memory) versions of the MEDLINE database requires experienced MEDLINE searchers to examine assumptions about searching MEDLINE, since some expectations may not be fulfilled by this new technology. When applied to a particular CD-ROM MEDLINE product, the evaluation procedure involves testing assumptions concerning database contents; mechanics of searching; display, print, and download capabilities; and user-friendly features. The extent to which a CD-ROM product preserves and exploits important MEDLINE strengths should be assessed, e.g., the MeSH controlled vocabulary, the designation of major and minor MeSH emphasis, and the use of subheadings. Search software characteristics that affect ease of searching and quality of results also need to be examined, e.g., the ability to truncate search terms and the order of precedence in which Boolean operators are evaluated. A checklist to assist in the evaluation process is presented, including search examples for use in testing search functions. PMID:2676046

  11. Singapore Math: Place Value, Computation & Number Sense. [CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chen, Sandra

    2008-01-01

    "Singapore Math: Place Value, Computation & Number Sense" is a six-part presentation on CD-ROM that can be used by individual teachers or an entire school. The author takes primary to upper elementary grade teachers through place value skills with each of the computational operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. She gives…

  12. Nuevos Destinos: A CD-ROM for Advanced Beginning Spanish.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blake, Robert J.

    1999-01-01

    Provides a description of the Nuevos Destinos CD-ROM, a joint production for students learning Spanish at the advanced-beginning, intermediate-low, or native-speaker level. Nuevos Destinos involves students in meaningful ways by asking them to solve real-world problems encountered in law offices. (Author/VWL)

  13. Using CD-ROMs as a Pedagogical Tool

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, Andrew

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to explore the potential uses of CD-ROMs in multicultural education through an analysis of the development of a digital archive of political posters relating to the Northern Irish conflict. Design/methodology/approach: The author draws on literature on the relationship between new media platforms and the construction of…

  14. The Basic Economics of CD-ROM Pricing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erkkila, John E.

    1991-01-01

    This explanation of how the basic economic model of pricing applies to the CD-ROM industry considers the supply and demand sides of the market and compares three distinct pricing strategies: (1) pricing to maximize profits; (2) average cost pricing; and (3) marginal cost pricing. (EAM)

  15. The Army Marches forward with CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pozo, Leo; O'Connor, Mary Ann

    1992-01-01

    Describes three applications of CD-ROM technology for publishing and distribution of U.S. Army forms and automation of the AD PAM 25-30, a microfiche index to the publications and forms. The production, field test, and evaluation phases of the project are discussed. Several lessons learned are summarized. (MES)

  16. Student Aid Audio Guide, 2001-2002. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.

    This CD-ROM contains a simulated conversation between a counselor at the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Information Center and a student inquiring about financial assistance. Following an introductory track providing contents information, each track contains a section answering a different question about federal student loans. The…

  17. Student Aid Audio Guide, 1999. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.

    This CD-ROM, also available in audiotape format, contains a simulated telephone conversation between a counselor at the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Information Center and a student inquiring about financial assistance for the visually impaired. Following an introduction containing information about the contents, each track or…

  18. Managing CD-ROM Service in Malaysian Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Majid, Shaheen

    1998-01-01

    Explores the management of CD-ROM service in Malaysian academic libraries and marketing strategies used to popularize it. Findings revealed that these libraries use a variety of marketing and promotional channels, some of which need improvement; the libraries need to strengthen their end-user education programs to suit users with different levels…

  19. Statistical Profile of Currently Available CD-ROM Database Products.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholls, Paul Travis

    1988-01-01

    Survey of currently available CD-ROM products discusses: (1) subject orientation; (2) database type; (3) update frequency; (4) price structure; (5) hardware configuration; (6) retrieval software; and (7) publisher/marketer. Several graphs depict data in these areas. (five references) (MES)

  20. Student Aid Audio Guide, 2003-2004. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Federal Student Aid (ED), Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM contains a simulated conversation between a counselor at the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Information Center and a student inquiring about financial assistance. The information pertains to the year from July 2003 through June 2004. Following an introductory track containing information about the contents of the CD,…

  1. Converting Computer Output Microfiche (COM) to CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Urrows, Henry; Urrows, Elizabeth

    1990-01-01

    Describes the creation of a prototype CD-ROM disc at the Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) that contained information on aerial photographs formerly held on computer output microfiche. Specifications are discussed, fields of information that were indexed are described, search and retrieval display capabilities are explained, and the results…

  2. PALM: Pacific Area Language Materials. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.

    This CD-ROM provides a resource for anyone interested in the diverse languages of the Pacific. It contains a digital archive of approximately 700 booklets in 11 Pacific languages. The original booklets were produced several years ago by the PALM project in order to record Pacific regional languages and to serve as teaching tools. This digital PALM…

  3. Utilizing the Evaluation Process in CD-ROM Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crews, Tena B.; Chalupa, Marilyn R.

    1999-01-01

    While a CD-ROM on network topologies was being developed, it was evaluated formatively by 14 office systems teachers and summatively by 23 students using it in class. Improvements in ease of use, performance, and the accuracy and clarity of content were made. (SK)

  4. Learn about Earth Science: Weather. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM, designed for students in grades K-2, explores the world of weather. Students investigate weather to learn about climate and the seasons, how animals adapt to weather changes, how clouds tell us about conditions, and how weather plays a part in our everyday lives. The weather calendar lets students record and write about conditions…

  5. Assessment of CD-ROM Technology in Classroom Teaching.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shellhart, W. Craig; Oesterle, Larry J.

    1997-01-01

    A study compared learning outcomes in an orthodontic biomechanics course when a CD-ROM was used in one group and photographic slides were used in another. Students in both groups performed at similar levels on a written examination and responded similarly to a statement reflecting how they understood the material. However, students felt the…

  6. Retrieval Interfaces for CD-ROM Bibliographic Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beheshti, Jamshid

    1991-01-01

    The retrieval interfaces of six CD-ROM databases are examined to demonstrate their differences and similarities. An alternative interface is suggested which offers users a choice between a menu driven system and the Common Command Language, a proposed standard. (12 references) (EAM)

  7. MILE Curriculum [and Nine CD-ROM Lessons].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reiman, John

    This curriculum on money management skills for deaf adolescent and young adult students is presented on nine video CD-ROMs as well as in a print version. The curriculum was developed following a survey of the needs of school and rehabilitation programs. It was also piloted and subsequently revised. Each teaching segment is presented in sign…

  8. My Reading Coach Teaching System. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This reading program is based on a cognitive learning theory which gives the student the opportunity to build a learning model and continually refine it through practice activities. Each activity in the CD-ROM-based reading program offers a variety of modalities and features individual feedback. Review tests throughout the course help mastery and…

  9. The planetary data system educational CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Guinness, E. A.; Arvidson, R. E.; Martin, M.; Dueck, S.

    1993-01-01

    The Planetary Data System (PDS) is producing a special educational CD-ROM that contains samples of PDS datasets and is expected to be released in 1993. The CD-ROM will provide university-level instructors with PDS-compatible materials and information that can be used to construct student problem sets using real datasets. The main purposes of the CD-ROM are to facilitate wide use of planetary data and to introduce a large community to the PDS. To meet these objectives the Educational CD-ROM will also contain software to manipulate the data, background discussions about scientific questions that can be addressed with the data, and a suite of exercises that illustrate analysis techniques. Students will also be introduced to the SPICE concept, which is a new way of maintaining geometry and instrument information. The exercises will be presented at the freshman through graduate student levels. With simplification, some of the material should also be of use at the high school level.

  10. Crocodile Mathematics 1.1. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2002

    This CD-ROM consists of software that allows both teachers and students to create and experiment with mathematical models by linking shapes, graphs, numbers, and equations. It is usable for demonstrations, home learning, reinforcing concepts, illustrating concepts that are difficult to visualize, further pupil investigations, and project work.…

  11. CD-ROM and Electronic Materials in Today's Law Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elliott, Franki

    1998-01-01

    Lists legal information on CD-ROM covering statute law; regulations; rules, procedures, practice guides; case law; digests and reporters; and forms. Discusses multimedia law materials, online searching, the Internet, access, copyright, and intellectual property issues. Provides addresses, phone numbers, and World Wide Web sites of organizations…

  12. Drowning in Data: Sorting through CD ROM and Computer Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cates, Carl M.; Kaye, Barbara K.

    This paper identifies the bibliographic and numeric databases on CD-ROM and computer diskette that should be most useful for investigators in communication, marketing, and communication education. Bibliographic databases are usually found in three formats: citations only, citations and abstracts, and full-text articles. Numeric databases are…

  13. CPU--Constructing Physics Understanding[TM]. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This CD-ROM consists of simulation software that allows students to conduct countless experiments using 20 Java simulators and curriculum units that explore light and color, forces and motion, sound and waves, static electricity and magnetism, current electricity, the nature of matter, and a unit on underpinnings. Setups can be designed by the…

  14. Census, CD-ROM, and You! New Horizons for Microcomputer Users of Census Bureau Data.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.

    This introductory guide to Census Bureau data that is currently available to microcomputer users on compact disc (CD-ROM) begins by explaining the types of information available, how CD-ROM works, and the hardware and software required to access the databases using a microcomputer. Descriptions of data currently available on CD-ROM include…

  15. Making a Difference: A Review of the User Interface Features in Six CD-ROM Database Products.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kahn, Paul

    1988-01-01

    Reviews six CD-ROM bibliographic databases: BRS/Colleague MEDLINE; Wilsondisc Cumulative Book Index and MLA International Bibliography; Dialog OnDisc ERIC; SilverPlatter Sociofile; CCOHS (Reteaco Findit) CCINFOdisc; and Knowledge Finder MEDLINE. Criteria used include browsing, using menus, refining a search, accessing an online version, and…

  16. The Intelligent Reference Information System: The Effect on Public Services of Implementing a CD-ROM LAN and Expert System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gunning, Kathleen

    1992-01-01

    Describes the Intelligent Reference Information System (IRIS) at the University of Houston libraries which includes a local area network of CD-ROM databases and an expert system to recommend reference sources. Effects of IRIS on public services management, bibliographic instruction, and collection development are discussed; and network licensing,…

  17. Mars Navigator: An Interactive Multimedia Program about Mars, Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, and the JPL Mars Missions. [CD-ROM

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    Gramoll, Kurt

    This CD-ROM introduces basic astronomy and aerospace engineering by examining the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor missions to Mars. It contains numerous animations and narrations in addition to detailed graphics and text. Six interactive laboratories are included to help understand topics such as the…

  18. Successful Teaching Practices in Action: Instructional Videos for New Teachers with Supplemental Educational Resources. [CD-ROM].

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    Teachers Network, New York, NY.

    This CD-ROM presents four videos that feature veteran elementary and middle school teachers in action in their classrooms. Each video offers links to supplemental education resources, including innovative lesson plans. The four videos are: "Cinderella: A New Teacher's Tale" (Tracey Stober), which introduces the Teachers Network's Online Survival…

  19. A CD-ROM database product for oncology.

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    Schipma, P B

    1988-01-01

    This article discusses the development of a vertically oriented CD-ROM database product in the medical subdiscipline of oncology. Called OncoDisc, the CD-ROM is mastered by ISG. It contains three major information collections: (1) PDQ (a system of a series of files and a set of relationships; the user accesses the data through those relationships); (2) Cancerlit (the research literature that underlies the treatment information contained in PDQ), and (3) full-text articles. SearchLITE, the retrieval system, is written in C language and has been implemented on the the DEC VAX family and the IBM PC/XT and PC/AT. The disc provides a personal library of oncology information for immediate local use by the health professional; it requires no subscription to an online service, no telecommunications, and no online search charges. PMID:10302065

  20. Environmental awareness -- An interactive multimedia CD-ROM

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    Huntelmann, A.; Petruk, M.W.

    1998-07-01

    As corporations move to new and innovative ways of structuring high-performance work teams, effective training is being recognized as a key to insuring success. Time and scheduling constraints tend to limit the effectiveness of traditional approaches to training. This has led Edmonton Power Inc. to explore the use of CD-ROM based multimedia as a means of delivering individualized instruction in an effective and timely manner. This session will demonstrate a multimedia CD-ROM based course on Environmental Awareness designed for workers in the electrical utilities industry. The objective of the course is to make workers aware of their roles and responsibilities with respect to their impact on the environment. This session will also describe the instructional design strategy underlying this approach to training and will present some preliminary findings with respect to the effectiveness of this approach. Individuals who are interested in improving the effectiveness of their environmental training program as well as individuals who are interested in understanding the strengths of multimedia CD-ROM based training will find this session useful and informative.

  1. National exposure registry: Tichloroethylene (TCE) subregistry (on CD-ROM). Data file

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    Not Available

    1995-01-01

    The 1994 National Exposure Registry: Trichloroethylene (TCE) Subregistry' contains data on approximately 4,000 persons and is the first CD-ROM product released in the National Exposure Registry Series. This CD-ROM is composed of three files: Demographics and Health, Mortality, and Environmental. The CD-ROM includes access software, the Statistical Export and Tabulation System (SETS). The TCE subregistry is one of three (dioxin and benzene subregistries are the other two). The National Exposure Registry was created in response to a mandate given in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to create a registry of persons exposed to hazardous substances. This mandate was reiterated in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986. The National Exposure Registry is a database composed of names of persons, along with additional information on these persons, with documented exposure to specific chemicals. The purpose of the Registry is to aid in assessing the long-term health consequences of low-level, long-term exposure to environmental contaminants. One of the goals is to establish a database that will furnish the information needed to generate appropriate and valid hypotheses for future activities such as epidemiological studies. When supplemented with additional data, the combined file can then be used to carry out hypothesis-testing epidemiological investigations. The data collected for each member of the Registry include environmental levels, demographic information, smoking and occupational history, and self-reported responses to 25 general health status questions. The files for each chemical-specific subregistry are established at the time baseline data are collected and are updated and maintained by ATSDR on an ongoing basis (annually the first year, biennially thereafter).

  2. National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap: A National Hydrogen Vision (CD-ROM)

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    Not Available

    2002-12-01

    ''The National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap'' was unveiled by the Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, November 12, 2002. The Roadmap provides a blueprint for the coordinated, long-term, public and private efforts required for hydrogen energy development. This CD-ROM also includes''A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy-to 2030 and Beyond'', which was published in February 2002 as a result of the Hydrogen Vision Meeting. This document summarizes the potential role for hydrogen systems in America's energy future, outlining the common vision of the ''hydrogen economy.''

  3. Discover IDEA CD 2000. [CD-ROM].

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    Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.

    Designed for educators, related service providers, parents, and others, this compact disc provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Contents include the statute in its entirety, complete final regulations, and analysis of comments taken verbatim from the Federal Register of March 12, 1999. Also included are…

  4. CD-ROM and Local Area Networks.

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    Marks, Kenneth E.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    This special section on local area networks includes three articles: (1) a description of migration at Joyner Library, East Carolina University (North Carolina) to a new network server; (2) a discussion of factors to consider for network planning in school libraries; and (3) a directory of companies supplying cable, hardware, software, and…

  5. Chinese Language Video Clips. [CD-ROM].

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    Fleming, Stephen; Hipley, David; Ning, Cynthia

    This compact disc includes video clips covering six topics for the learner of Chinese: personal information, commercial transactions, travel and leisure, health and sports, food and school. Filmed on location in Beijing, these naturalistic video clips consist mainly of unrehearsed interviews of ordinary people. The learner is lead through a series…

  6. Development of a CD-ROM Internet Hybrid: a new thoracic surgery curriculum.

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    Gold, Jeffrey P; Verrier, Edward A; Olinger, Gordon N; Orringer, Mark B

    2002-11-01

    The TSDA Prerequisite Curriculum Committee has successfully developed the content for a didactic curriculum to be mastered by the residents before their matriculation in a thoracic surgical residency program. In addition the committee assembled an innovative electronic format consisting of a CD-ROM Internet Hybrid to teach this curricular material. By use of a serialized CD-ROM Internet Hybrid it is possible to store relatively dense high bandwidth portions of the curriculum including video and audio materials on the CD-ROM and yet allow constant updating and interaction of the other portions of the curriculum. In addition, it is possible to track the performance and utilization by the residents during the entire course of their residency program. By studying the relationship between the utilization of the curriculum, particularly as it relates to certain subject areas, and comparing that to performance or standardized examinations as well as other measurements of resident satisfaction, the efficacy of the prerequisite curriculum will be tracked during the upcoming years. It is anticipated that the process of developing the content of the prerequisite curriculum will allow the residents and program directors to focus on the subject material currently deemed necessary for successful initiation of a thoracic surgery residency, and that by keeping this subject material outline up-to-date, the changing spectrum of what we anticipate our residents will know at the time of their matriculation will continue to mature. Although electronic-based education has been available for a number of years, a prospective randomized study comparing it with traditional textbook-based learning is novel. Multiple attempts have been made to implement Web-based or CD-ROM-based educational tools in other specialties with variable results. It is our anticipation that successful completion of this project will not only allow for the use of an innovative highly technical means of education for

  7. The New World: A Librarian's Guide to CD-ROM & Print Atlases.

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    Del Vecchio, Stephen

    1998-01-01

    Provides an annotated bibliography of print atlases for pre-K through 12, general atlases for under and over $50, Facts on File loose-leaf map collections, and CD-ROM atlases. Lists the top atlases' best bets of print and CD-ROM, provides guidelines for selection, and argues that although print atlases are superior, a good CD-ROM atlas is useful…

  8. Multimedia Educational CD-ROM - The Living Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rosen, Ralev

    2002-01-01

    space bacteria can exist in the interstellar. And a script about interstellar bacterial colonizing finishes that theme . Another main theme is SETI. The most interesting things here are the 7 projects for searching for extraterrestrial civilizations. For each project the group found information in 4 areas: by whom it is carried out; what are the goals of the project; what are the technical meanings and how it works. The next under-themes are "Alien forms of life" and "Are we alone?". "The wonderful Universe" is a theme, in which there are included 40 interesting and curious facts about life on the Earth, planets and stars. Here there are 6 images by NASA and the rest 34 were made by me, following the nice text. "The Gallery is my favorite part of the CD-ROM. Here you can find astrophotos made with telescopes in National Astronomical Observatory -Rozhen, space pictures and photo-collages.

  9. Web-delivery of anatomy video clips using a CD-ROM.

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    Bacro, T; Gilbertson, B; Coultas, J

    2000-04-15

    Until recently, anatomists had no doubt that the teaching of anatomy had to include cadaver dissection. However, due to a changing academic environment as well as challenged financial institutional resources, computer-assisted instruction was introduced into medical curriculum in an attempt to reduce the cost and the time committed to cadaver dissection. Computer-assisted instruction included locally created or commercially available anatomy software, Internet sites, and databases of digital images of cadaveric structures such as the Virtual Human Project. However, until now, bandwidth limitations have not allowed effective visualization in real-time over the Internet of recorded videos or 3D animations reconstructed from a database. We describe how to successfully link and display large video clips stored on a CD-ROM in support of lectures saved in HTML format on the Internet. This process, described in its totality, allows students to access audiovisual files on a CD-ROM through the Internet, from any location, with either Macintosh or Windows computers, using the Netscape browser. This process allowed us to circumvent one of the most significant limitations of the computer-assisted instruction on the Internet by delivering full audio and visual information on demand, as it would happen in a traditional classroom. PMID:10815812

  10. Type 1 Diabetes in Children: A Passport to Knowledge. [CD-ROM].

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    2001

    This educational CD-ROM is designed to provide a working knowledge of diabetes and its effect on children. It is intended for parents, health care professionals, pharmacists, teachers, coaches, and child care providers. The CD-ROM examines issues related to diabetes management (food, insulin, monitoring, hypoglycemia, and illness); lifestyle; and…

  11. Networking CD-ROMs: The Decision Maker's Guide to Local Area Network Solutions.

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    Elshami, Ahmed M.

    In an era when patrons want access to CD-ROM resources but few libraries can afford to buy multiple copies, CD-ROM local area networks (LANs) are emerging as a cost-effective way to provide shared access. To help librarians make informed decisions, this manual offers information on: (1) the basics of LANs, a "local area network primer"; (2) the…

  12. CD-ROM: A New Light for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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    Mates, Barbara T.

    1990-01-01

    Describes ways of using CD-ROM technology for the benefit of blind and visually impaired library patrons. Science, reference, and American historical documents that can be converted to braille, large print, or voice output from CD-ROMs are described, and hardware, software, and staff considerations are discussed. (LRW)

  13. Hypermedia in the Classroom Using Earth and Space Science CD-ROMs.

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    Adams, Paul E.

    1996-01-01

    Provides an overview of five earth and space science CD-ROMs and their potential contribution to learning mathematics and science. The software are "Welcome to the Planets"; "GeoMedia 2, Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM on Global Environmental Change"; "Mars Educational Multimedia"; "Redshift Multimedia Astronomy"; and "Expert Astronomer."…

  14. New Access Points to ERIC--CD-ROM Versions. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McLaughlin, Pamela W.

    This digest reviews three CD-ROM (compact disc-read only memory) versions of the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database currently being delivered or tested and provides information for comparison. However, no attempt is made to recommend any one product. The advantages and disadvantages of the acquisition of CD-ROM databases are…

  15. Assessment of Aerobic Endurance: A Comparison between CD-ROM and Laboratory-Based Instruction.

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    Kirkwood, Margaret; Sharp, Bob; de Vito, Giuseppe; Nimmo, Myra A.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a CD-ROM version of a basic course in exercise physiology that was developed in the United Kingdom to overcome problems of staff time, expense, ethical considerations, and large student numbers. Compares it to a traditional course and concludes that adding more active learning approaches to the CD-ROM would enhance student learning. (LRW)

  16. Qanimarisaj Qano'jib'alil--Engrandezcamos Nuestro Pensamiento (Let's Broaden Our Thinking). [CD-ROM].

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    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. The CD-ROMs help bilingual pre-service teachers improve their reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills in their own Mayan language. After a musical and colorful introduction, users may choose introductions to…

  17. History in the Making: A Report from Microsoft's First International Conference on CD ROM.

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    Rosen, David

    1986-01-01

    Reviews important developments of Microsoft's first international conference on CD ROM, focusing on the announcement of a new medium called Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-I). Discussion covers CD-I's design, applications, kinds of programming made possible compatibility with current CD ROM products, impact on consumer market, and impact on overall…

  18. Independent Reading of CD-ROM Storybooks: Measuring Comprehension with Oral Retellings

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    Pearman, Cathy J.

    2008-01-01

    CD-ROM storybooks may facilitate reading comprehension for students who are struggling with reading comprehension. Therefore, the use of CD-ROM storybooks in the classroom as part of a reading instruction program, literacy center, or for independent reading time could benefit young readers. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)

  19. Integrated CD-ROM and WORM Optical Disk Systems on the Navy's Paperless Ship.

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    Thiel, Thomas J.

    1992-01-01

    The integration of optical disk systems employing WORM (Write Once Read Many) technology with CD-ROM systems can enhance information management. Two integrated system applications are the Paperless Ship Project of the U.S. Navy and the FEDLOG (Federal Logistics Data on CD-ROM) of the Defense Logistics Agency. These initiatives are described and…

  20. A Comparison of Bibliographic Instruction Methods on CD-ROM Databases.

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    Davis, Dorothy F.

    1993-01-01

    Describes a study of four methods used to instruct college students on searching PsycLIT on CD-ROM: (1) lecture/demonstration; (2) lecture/demonstration using a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel; (3) video; and (4) a computer-based tutorial. Performance data are analyzed, and factors to consider when developing a CD-ROM bibliographic instruction…

  1. Captured Wisdom[TM]: Integrating Technology into Adult Literacy Instruction. [Booklet and CD-ROM Transcripts].

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    North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL. North Central Regional Tech. in Education Consortium.

    This document consists of a booklet describing the Captured Wisdom project and transcripts of videos from the two CD-ROM disks. The booklet details how to get the most from the CD-ROMs with suggestions directed toward teachers, professional development providers, and administrators. Six Captured Wisdom learning sites are listed. The Captured…

  2. Benefits and Pitfalls of Using HTML as a CD-ROM Development Tool.

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    Misanchuk, Earl R.; Schwier, Richard A.

    The hypertext markup language (HTML) used to develop pages for the world wide web also has potential for use in creating some types of multimedia instruction destined for CD-ROMs. After providing a brief overview of HTML, this document presents pros and cons relevant to CD-ROM production. HTML can offer compatibility to both Windows and Macintosh…

  3. Laser Disks at the Library Door: The Microsoft First International Conference on CD-ROM.

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    Miller, David C.

    1986-01-01

    Description of First International CD-ROM Conference held by Microsoft, Inc., in March, 1986, covers types of participants, hardware and support services, and technical standards and intellectual property rights as market barriers. The importance of librarians planning for CD-ROM is stressed, and a detailed directory of references and contacts is…

  4. Costs of CD-ROM Production--What They Are and How to Overcome Them.

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    Thiel, Thomas J.

    1993-01-01

    Describes the following steps in CD-ROM production: (1) information base creation; (2) data preparation, conversion, and verification; and (3) indexing and premastering. Cost factors for each step and overall trends in CD-ROM production costs are also discussed. (three references) (EA)

  5. Bank Auditors Assessment of the Use of CD-ROM Technology in the Banking Industry.

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    Lightfoot, Michael W.

    A review of the research has indicated that compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) technology is used most often by the home consumer, with educational use next and business use following. To assess how CD-ROM technology is used in the banking industry, bank auditors were surveyed. One hundred business systems and operational auditors in downtown…

  6. Government Printing Office Dissemination of Government Documents on CD-ROM.

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    Kovacs, Diane K.

    1991-01-01

    Reviews issues associated with the distribution of CD-ROMs by the Government Printing Office (GPO) as identified by documents librarians in an E-mail discussion, Govdoc-L. Titles being distributed on CD-ROM are identified, access and cost issues are discussed, software limitations are described, and level of patron service is considered. (three…

  7. Evaluation of Two CD-ROMs from a Series on Cell Biology

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    Sander, Uwe; Kerlen, Gertraude; Steinke, Mattias; Huk, Thomas; Floto, Christian

    2003-01-01

    Two CD-ROMs from a series dealing with various major aspects of cell biology are evaluated in this paper using quantitative and qualitative approaches. The findings delimit similarities and differences of the two CD-ROMs and shed light on how the programs could be used in the learning process and how they should not be. The overall impression, as…

  8. CD-ROM Lending at the City of York Public Library: A Four-Year Retrospective.

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    Shirinian, George; Nicholls, Paul

    1997-01-01

    Circulation for CD-ROMs rose from 56 per month in 1993 to 493 per month in 1996 at the City of York Public Library in Toronto, Canada. Discusses the need for technical expertise; quantity and quality of CD-ROMs; assessing the costs; product durability, damage, and losses; and legal issues under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lists the…

  9. [Image data bases and multimedia works on server and CD-ROM in medical imaging. A French experience].

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    Duvauferrier, R; Rambeau, M; André, M; Denier, P; Le Beux, P; Coussement, A; Caillé, J M; Robache, P; Morcet, N

    1995-12-01

    The CD-ROM technology allows the production of multimedia works which costs far less than books do. The creation of Internet and the servers World Wide Web has the advantage of distributing those works world wide, without the difficulties and the delays related to books and magazines distribution. The Teachers' Council of Radiology of France (CERF) and the French Society of Radiology (SFR) have opted to use these new media and these information highways to spread a part of their radiology teaching work. Iconocerf is a software program which allows to create, store, read and to exchange digitized radiological cases. It's available free of charge, within the CERF and SFR. The CD-ROMs Iconocerf-Medimag contain 3,500 radiological files with 15,000 images, previously on the videodisc Medimag. The Server of the French Radiology is a W3 server which includes: the CERF directory, a guide for the teachers, the research workers and the students in Radiology and Medical Imaging. It also contains the teaching works on Radiology, and some Iconocerf clinical cases translated onto HTML. The aim of this project is to create an evaluation system for radiology. By using key words, this system allows to consult: radiological clinical cases, located on the server or on CD-ROMs; reference texts; and to have access to the experts' addresses to be able to send them eventually a difficult case through electronic mail. PMID:8676295

  10. CD-ROM transnational training program in cervical cytology (CYTOTRAIN).

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    Marsan, C; Coleman, D V; Branca, M; Cochand-Priollet, B; Molinié, V

    2001-01-01

    The Transnational Training Programme in Cervical Cytology (CYTOTRAIN) is a 3-yr project funded by the European Commission to harmonize training and quality standards in cervical screening across the European Union. The aim of the program is to develop new approaches in initial and continuing vocational training, particularly in the area of life-long learning with the aim of meeting national, regional, and local needs. We present a new approach to training in cervical cytology, using an interactive program of cytological images. The method used to prepare the program and the problems encountered are described. The authors have the feeling that giving details of the organizational and management structure adopted for the project implementation might help other pathologists realize more or less similar CD-ROM training programs in their own field of activity. PMID:11135473

  11. Mission Possible CD ROM: instructional tool for preceptors.

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    Parker, Francine M; Lazenby, Ramona B; Brown, Jennifer L

    2012-07-01

    Senior student preceptorship is a vital clinical component of many baccalaureate nursing curricula providing a one-on-one partnership with a registered nurse with clinical expertise. Experiential data and literature review support the preceptor's need for guidance with student assessment and evaluation strategies. This article reports on research conducted to assess the perceived increase in a preceptor's knowledge after viewing an author developed instructional CD, Mission Possible CD ROM: Instructional Tool for Preceptors. The results suggest that perceived knowledge increased; however, the lack of time to view the CD was an issue for the majority of the nurse preceptor participants. More research is warranted to build on current literature regarding instructional strategies of benefit to a nurse in the preceptor role. PMID:21925776

  12. Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability. CO-NET: Cooperative Database Distribution Network for Assistive Technology. 9th Edition [CD-ROM].

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    Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.

    This CD-ROM contains the complete Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability, which includes computer-searchable databases listing disability-related products, services, and information resources, and also provides full text documents. Included are: the ABLEDATA database which lists over 20,000 products for people with disabilities, including…

  13. A Correlative Study of CD-ROM Picture Books in Classrooms and School Children's Formation of Descriptive Concepts

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    Lu, Chow-Chin; Chen, Yueh-Yun; Chen, Chen-Wei

    2011-01-01

    The central focus of this study was the development, use and evaluation of CD-ROM picture books in elementary school science teaching. Three CD-ROM picture books based on the Campus Insects unit from the new elementary school science curriculum in Taiwan were developed. A quasi-experimental method was used to compare the use of the CD-ROMs and…

  14. User Reaction to the CD-ROM Databases at the Electronic Reference Station in the New York State Library.

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    Alger, Eleanor J.

    In August 1989 the Committee on Automated Reference Service of the New York State Library conducted a use study of their CD-ROM workstations to determine: (1) the extent of user satisfaction resulting from CD-ROM searches at the New York State Library; (2) the ease of using CD-ROM as an information retrieval source; (3) whether training was…

  15. Status of the CD-ROM version of Heath`s gamma-ray spectrum catalogue

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    Helmer, R.G.; Davidson, J.R.; Gehrke, R.J.

    1998-12-31

    The authors have completed a CD-ROM version of the Gamma-Ray Spectrum Catalogue for Ge semiconductor detectors that was originally published by R.L. Heath in 1974. This CD contains {approximately}300 gamma-ray spectra--almost all measured before 1974 with the Ge detectors available at that time. A few spectra measured at that time with Si(Li) are included as well as a few recently measured Ge detector spectra. The latter have been included to illustrate the influence of the detector volume. The original data were still available for all of the spectra, except those from neutron-irradiated samples of fissionable isotopes, to it has been possible to create electronic files to produce high-quality spectral plots.

  16. Management of chemical warfare injuries (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1996-08-01

    The threat of use of chemical warfare agents (agents of `mass destruction`) is no longer confined to the battlefield. Agent releases by terrorists in Japan in 1995 served to awaken the world to the dangers faced by civilian communities far removed from centers of armed conflict. The ability to save lives in the event of a chemical agent release turns on provision of immediate and correct medical care in the field and hospital. Being able to ensure availability of life-saving care depends on reaching both military and civilian medical personnel with information on chemical warfare agents and on keeping their skills and knowledge current. While this is of critical importance both to the Department of Defense and to civilian agencies charged with protecting the public, it also is a daunting and potentially expensive task in view of the numbers and geographic dispersion of persons to be trained. The Department of Defense has addressed and overcome these challenges, to the benefit of the military and civilians, by using computer technology as the vehicle by which cost-effective chemical warfare agent training may be conveniently delivered to all who require it. The multi-media instructional program, Management of Chemical Warfare Injuries, was developed for military use by the Naval Health Sciences Education and Training Command, with the technical assistance of the U.S. Army Medical Command. It was originally designed for delivery via video disc, a format used extensively within the Navy. However, in response to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense agreed to repackage the materials for delivery on CD-ROM in order to make them accessible to a larger audience. In addition, the Navy agreed to include on the two CD-ROMs which contain the program a ready reference not found on the video disc: the Army`s `Medical Management of Chemical Casualties` handbooks for field and medical personnel.

  17. Reading statistics in nursing research: a self-study CD-ROM module.

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    Messecar, Deborah C; Van Son, Catherine; O'Meara, Katherine

    2003-05-01

    A statistics CD-ROM tutorial program was developed to replace a classroom course with several self-study modules. For the CD-ROM delivery method, students were asked to complete a Likert-type questionnaire with response options similar to those used for end-of-course evaluations at the nursing school. Ratings ranged from 1 to 5, with 1 equaling outstanding and 5 equaling completely unsatisfactory. Ratings for the CD-ROM were compared with those of a Web-based course taught the prior year. Mean satisfaction ratings of Web-based delivery of content was low due to technical problems with the Internet courseware used. Overall satisfaction with the CD-ROM for students who used all the components was improved substantially, compared to the Web-based delivery method. PMID:12769427

  18. Rounding Up the ROMs: Selected CD-ROM Guides and Directories.

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    Kautzman, Amy M.; Burg, Barbara

    1997-01-01

    Provides an overview of six directories and guides for identifying a variety of CD-ROM based products. Evaluates information provided, navigation, searching, presentation, and other features; and provides contact information and prices for ordering. (PEN)

  19. Development and test of a model for designing interactive CD-ROMs for teaching nursing skills.

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    Jeffries, P R

    2000-01-01

    The use of interactive multimedia is well documented in the education literature as a medium for learning. Many schools of nursing and healthcare agencies purchase commercially-made CD-ROM products, and, in other cases, educators develop their own. Since nurses are increasingly designing CD-ROMs, they must be aware of the instructional design needed to develop comprehensive and effective CD-ROMs that do not compromise the quality of education. This article describes a process for developing and testing an interactive, multimedia CD-ROM on oral medication administration, using an instructional design model based on Chickering and Gamson's Principles of Good Practices in Education. Results from testing the model are reported. The findings can be used to guide the work of nurse educators who are interested in developing educational software. PMID:10835810

  20. 1998 open house web-connected CD-ROM: science for a changing world

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    U.S. Geological Survey

    1998-01-01

    This web-connected CD-ROM brings together fact sheets, videos, maps, computer animations, coloring books, general interest publications, and other types of information about the U.S. Geological Survey.

  1. Arctic Connections, an Interactive CD-ROM Program for Middle School Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Elias, S. A.

    2003-12-01

    In this project we developed an interactive CD-ROM program for middle school students, accompanied by an interactive web site. The project was sponsored by a grant from the NSF ESIE Instructional Materials Development program. One of the major goals of this project was to involve middle school students in inquiry-based science education, using topics that are of interest to students in Arctic communities. Native Alaskan students have traditionally done poorly in science at the secondary level, and few have gone on to major in the sciences in college or to pursue scientific careers. Part of the problem is a perceived dichotomy between science and traditional Native ways of knowing about the natural world. Hence some students reject the scientific method as being foreign to their native culture. Our goal was to help bridge this cultural barrier, and to demonstrate to native students that the scientific method is not antithetical to their traditional way of life. The program uses story modules that discuss both scientific and Native ways of understanding, through the use of action-adventure stories and brief learning modules. The aim was to show students the relevance of science to their daily lives, and to convince them that scientific methods are a vital tool in solving major problems in arctic communities. Each action-adventure story contains a series of problems that the program user must solve through interactive participation, in order for the story to progress. The interactive elements include answering quiz questions correctly, measuring pH by comparing litmus paper colors, measuring archaeological artifact dimensions, finding the location of fossil bones in a photograph, and correctly identifying photographs of whale species, arctic plants, and fish. The stories contain a mixture of live-action film sequences and voice-over sketch art story boards. The ten modules include such topics as arctic flora and fauna (including terrestrial and sea mammals), arctic

  2. A CD-ROM tutorial for physical examination.

    PubMed

    Huynh, M; Brown, V; Bauer, M

    2001-01-01

    In 1998 the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development (CUTSD) awarded a grant of $47,975 to develop an interactive CD-ROM tutorial program to facilitate teaching the process of physical examination of the abdomen, lungs and thorax, to students of nursing. This program was developed to complement current teaching methods and make it possible for tutors to use the available class time to further address students' individual learning needs. It was developed to enable flexible delivery of content, to provide a front seat view of the demonstration of the procedures, and simulated practice opportunities in the safety and privacy of computer simulation. The program was not intended to replace hands-on practice as this learning medium does not address the kinaesthetic component of performing physical examination but it is expected to hasten the development of confidence in practice by strengthening the user's knowledge of the techniques and the sequence of physical examination. Through providing the opportunity to elicit inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation examination findings in the context of 10 case studies of patients with health problems, it is also expected to facilitate recognition of abnormalities and their significance for health care students who have little clinical experience. The program has been evaluated by senior nursing students for technical problems, effectiveness as a learning aid and user friendliness. Over all, 92% (n=38) of the students considered that the program assisted them to learn physical examination of the abdomen, thorax and lungs and 95% were satisfied with the quality of the product and found that the sounds and images helped their understanding. The content of the program was considered to be logically sequenced, to have assisted understanding, and the case studies were a valuable learning aid. The evaluation data from this trial also indicates that students would like to learn about physical examination of

  3. A present status of CD-ROM XA and its future - Introduction to "TIBETAN ART in LADAKH" -

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Saito, Fumio; Nomura, Kounoshin

    The first release of CD-ROM XA was anounced in March, 1989. This anouncement means that the interleaved ADPCM Audio system of the GREEN BOOK is applied to the specifications of CD-ROM. Accordingly it could lead to expanding application areas of CD-ROM. On the other hand within this year the logical format of video and graphics of CD-ROM XA will be probably confirmed. It will open the door to the new technology of CD-ROM, the real multimedia in the future. Hereafter will mention the summary of this release and the introduction of our first trial sample software, "TIBETAN ART in LADAKH" on CD-ROM XA.

  4. CD-ROM (compact disc-read only memory): A delivery medium for CBT (computer-based training)

    SciTech Connect

    Luettgen, A.L.; Houghton, F.K.; Andrews, A.E.

    1991-01-01

    Computer-based training (CBT) development has evolved from electronic page turners to a sophisticated instructional environment. The use of numerous large image files, large digital audio files, and complex computer-generated graphics files places great demands on a system's capacity for binary storage (disk space). One solution is the use of compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM). The explosive growth of CD-ROM players in the marketplace makes CD-ROM a viable delivery medium for CBT. Recently, a CBT package for radiation protection technicians at Los Alamos National Laboratory was produced on CD-ROM. The course is delivered on a multimedia system consisting of the following: MS DOS-based computer, CD-ROM player, high-resolution video graphics array monitor, scanned color images with graphic overlays, digital audio, and mouse interface. This paper will allow the reader to assess the appropriateness of CD-ROM for a specific project, report on lessons learned from the RPT project, demonstrate that CD-ROM is within reach of the average CBT developer, and provide guidelines for successfully developing CD-ROM based CBT. This paper can serve as a basic primer on how to adapt CD-ROM as a CBT medium. Some of the technical aspects that are discussed are listed here: CD-ROM basics for CBT development, availability of low-cost development environments, file organization, optimization of CD-ROM response times, effective use of digital audio and still frame graphics, and animation with CD-ROM.

  5. Top of the pops--CD-ROM and DVDs in dental education.

    PubMed

    Eaton, K A; Reynolds, P A; Cox, M J

    2008-02-23

    In many ways the CD-ROM was the first digital teaching aid, the precursor of what was to develop into e-learning. Launched in the mid-1980s, its first educational application was as a storage medium for reference material. Since then the list of its uses has grown as has its storage capacity, ability to hold data in different formats - text, audio image and video - and its interactive properties have allowed developers to produce discs which enhance both the processes and enjoyment of teaching and learning. In this article the stages involved in production of an educational CD-ROM, typical content and the benefits are considered, prior to a review of a number discs that have been used in dental education. The varied titles reveal how versatile CD-ROMs can be. They range from a course showing students the importance of good patient communications and how to achieve them, to an in-depth exposition in the 'Head and Neck Anatomy' disc, a subject important not just for dentistry, but for other medical disciplines as well. The last section of this article considers a study undertaken amongst its students by the Open University, which investigated the effectiveness of CD-ROM in education. In conclusion, it can be said that although the CD-ROM format is a versatile, popular and valuable aid, with the emergence of DVD it may soon be seen as 'old technology' and replaced by the newer format. PMID:18297027

  6. The USGS Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) program: CD-ROMs expand potential for petroleum exploration

    SciTech Connect

    Kover, A.N.; Schoonmaker, J.W. Jr.; Pohn. H.A. )

    1991-03-01

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) began the systematic collection of Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) data in 1980. The SLAR image data, useful for many geologic applications including petroleum exploration, are compiled into mosaics using the USGS 1:250,000-scale topographic map series for format and control. Mosaics have been prepared for over 35% of the United States. Image data collected since 1985 are also available as computer compatible tapes (CCTs) for digital analysis. However, the use of tapes is often cumbersome. To make digital data more readily available for use on a microcomputer, the USGS has started to prepare compact discs-read only memory (CD-ROM). Several experimental discs have been compiled to demonstrate the utility of the medium to make available very large data sets. These discs include necessary nonproprietary software text, radar, and other image data. The SLAR images selected for these discs show significantly different geologic features and include the Long Valley caldera, a section of the San Andreas fault in the Monterey area, the Grand Canyon, and glaciers in southeastern Alaska. At present, several CD-ROMs are available as standard products distributed by the USGS EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198. This is also the source for all USGS SLAR photographic and digital material.

  7. Development and evaluation of a pathophysiology CD-ROM for nurse practitioner distance education.

    PubMed

    Mangan, J M; van Soeren, M H

    2000-01-01

    Increasing interest in computer-mediated learning technologies has prompted educators to incorporate them into many learning environments; however, there is still little evaluative evidence to support their effectiveness. This report describes the development and evaluation of an instructional CD-ROM on pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioner students. Researcher-designed questionnaires were used to assess the characteristics of our students, and to solicit their ratings of the CD-ROM on ease of use, clarity of instruction, interest, and convenience of the program, using 5-point Likert scales. The respondents indicated that the package was easy and convenient to use, with high technical quality, and of a level challenging to some but not all of the students. On-line quizzes were most highly rated. There were also some indications of higher levels of achievement among users than among nonusers. These data suggest use of CD-ROM as a distance education strategy can be effective for Nurse Practitioner students. PMID:10740914

  8. A low-cost CD-ROM--based image archival system.

    PubMed

    Schwartz, L H; Lossef, S V

    1995-01-01

    Many radiologists have large collections of original or copied radiographs, as well as 35-mm slides of radiographs that require conventional carousel-type projectors for display. These images cannot be digitally manipulated or displayed in other formats. The authors used compact disk, read-only memory (CD-ROM) technology as a low-cost method of digitally storing these images. The CD-ROM disks were created from slide images optically scanned and digitally transferred to a disk. The images may be incorporated into any type of computer application, used on multiple computer platforms, and are easily transportable. The process is a low-cost, high-quality method of transferring images to digital media and is currently available to anyone with a conventional 35-mm camera, a CD-ROM reader, and a computer. PMID:7899593

  9. The systems prioritization method (SPM) CD-ROM demonstration for Waste Management `96

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    Harris, C.L.; Boak, D.M.; Prindle, N.H.; Beyeler, W.

    1996-03-01

    In March 1994, the Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO) implemented a performance-based planning method to assist in prioritization within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Probabilistic performance calculations were required for the Systems Prioritization Method (SPM) and roughly 46,700 combinations of activities were analyzed, generating a large volume of information to be documented, analyzed, and communicated. A self-contained information management system consisting of a relational database on a 600-megabyte CD-ROM was built to meet this need. The CD-ROM was used to store performance assessment results, data analysis and visualization tools, information about the activities, electronic copies of 40 ILFR 191 and 40 CFR 268, technical reference papers, and the final SPM report. Copies of the CD-ROM were distributed to interested members of the public, WIPP participants, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  10. Design issues and caching strategies for CD-ROM-based multimedia storage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shastri, Vijnan; Rajaraman, V.; Jamadagni, H. S.; Venkat-Rangan, P.; Sampath-Kumar, Srihari

    1996-03-01

    CD-ROMs have proliferated as a distribution media for desktop machines for a large variety of multimedia applications (targeted for a single-user environment) like encyclopedias, magazines and games. With CD-ROM capacities up to 3 GB being available in the near future, they will form an integral part of Video on Demand (VoD) servers to store full-length movies and multimedia. In the first section of this paper we look at issues related to the single- user desktop environment. Since these multimedia applications are highly interactive in nature, we take a pragmatic approach, and have made a detailed study of the multimedia application behavior in terms of the I/O request patterns generated to the CD-ROM subsystem by tracing these patterns. We discuss prefetch buffer design and seek time characteristics in the context of the analysis of these traces. We also propose an adaptive main-memory hosted cache that receives caching hints from the application to reduce the latency when the user moves from one node of the hyper graph to another. In the second section we look at the use of CD-ROM in a VoD server and discuss the problem of scheduling multiple request streams and buffer management in this scenario. We adapt the C-SCAN (Circular SCAN) algorithm to suit the CD-ROM drive characteristics and prove that it is optimal in terms of buffer size management. We provide computationally inexpensive relations by which this algorithm can be implemented. We then propose an admission control algorithm which admits new request streams without disrupting the continuity of playback of the previous request streams. The algorithm also supports operations such as fast forward and replay. Finally, we discuss the problem of optimal placement of MPEG streams on CD-ROMs in the third section.

  11. Ionospheric Electron/Ion Densities Temperatures on CD-ROM and WWW

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bilitza, Dieter; Papitashvili, Natasha; Schar, Bill; Grebowsky, Joseph

    2002-01-01

    As part of this project a large volume of ionospheric satellite insitu data from the sixties, seventies and early eighties were made accessible online in ASCII format for public use. This includes 14 data sets from the BE-B, Alouette 2, DME-A, AE-B, ISIS-1, ISIS-2, OGO-6, DE-2, AEROS-A, AE-C, AE-D, AE-E, and Hinotori satellites. The original data existed in various machine-specific, highly compressed, binary encoding on 7-, or 9-track magnetic tapes. The data were decoded and converted to a common ASCII data format, solar and magnetic indices were added, and some quality control measures were taken. The original intent of producing CD-ROMs with these data was overtaken by the rapid development of the Internet. Most users now prefer to obtain the data directly online and greatly value WWW-interfaces to browse, plot and subset the data. Accordingly the data were made available online on the anonymous ftp site of NASA's National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at ftp://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacecraft data/ and on NSSDC's ATMOWeb (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/atmoweb/), a WWW-interface for plotting, subsetting, and downloading the data. Several new features were implemented into ATMOWeb as part of this project including a filtering and scatter plot capability. The availability of this new database and WWW system was announced through several electronic mailer (AGU, CEDAR, IRI, etc) and through talks and posters during scientific meetings.

  12. Nursing students' blood pressure measurement following CD-ROM and conventional classroom instruction: a pilot study.

    PubMed

    Bauer, M D; Huynh, M V

    1998-06-01

    This paper describes a pilot investigation of first year nursing students' adherence to the recommended auscultatory blood pressure measurement procedure following three different forms of instruction; conventional classroom demonstration of the technique, a self instructional CD-ROM tutorial program, and a combination of both methods. This investigation was carried out over a 5-day time period using 27 students during normal teaching time. Students' adherence to the procedure was determined by observation using a performance checklist. Results suggest that the CD-ROM is no substitute for real life, hands on experience, although when used as an adjunct to traditional teaching methods, it can enhance learning. PMID:9726499

  13. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1992-07-02

    In connection with the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects, of the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), are using public socioeconomic and geographic data files which are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators via LBL`s computing network. At this time 67 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 35 gigabytes) are on line via the Unix file server cedrcd.lbl.gov. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and most pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. This paper contains a list of the CD-ROMs available.

  14. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1992-07-02

    In connection with the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects, of the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), are using public socioeconomic and geographic data files which are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators via LBL's computing network. At this time 67 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 35 gigabytes) are on line via the Unix file server cedrcd.lbl.gov. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and most pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. This paper contains a list of the CD-ROMs available.

  15. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1992-04-01

    In connection with the comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects in the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), public data files containing socio-economic and geographic data are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators in the LBL computing network. At this time 60 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 30 gigabytes) are on line in the Unix file server cedrcd.lbl.gov. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and most of those pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. This paper contains a list of the CD-ROMS available.

  16. Correspondence between Video CD-ROM and Community-Based Job Preferences for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ellerd, David A.; Morgan, Robert L.; Salzberg, Charles L.

    2006-01-01

    This study examined correspondence in selections of job preference across a video CD-ROM assessment program, community jobs observed during employment site visits, and photographs of employment sites. For 20 participants ages 18 - 22 with developmental disabilities, the video CD-ROM program was initially administered to identify preferred jobs,…

  17. Analysis of the Acceptance Behaviour of Medical Librarians and Their Patrons with Regards to Medline on CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eger, A. J.

    1988-01-01

    Two questionnaires sent to medical librarians and users of the Core Medline/Ebsco CD-ROM disc in the Netherlands gathered data on librarians' attitudes toward the various forms in which Medline is offered--i.e., printed, online, and CD-ROM. Tables and graphs present data on product attributes, availability, use, relevance, subjects searched,…

  18. The Intelligent Reference Information System Project. A Merger of CD-ROM LAN and Expert System Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bailey, Charles W., Jr.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the development of a prototype Intelligent Reference Information System (IRIS) at the University of Houston library which integrated a CD-ROM local area network (LAN) and expert system technologies. Evaluations of the CD-ROM LAN performance and user reactions are reported, and possible future developments are discussed. (13 references)…

  19. Using a CD-ROM Encyclopedia: Interaction of Teachers, Middle School Students, Library Media Specialists, and the Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Albaugh, Patti R.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Observed sixth-grade students and their ways of gathering information for a science report from Encarta 94, a CD-ROM encyclopedia. Developed recommendations for collaboration between the classroom teacher and the school library media specialist during the implementation of CD-ROM technology for information gathering, as well as ways to manage a…

  20. In Praise of Mr. S. Platter and His Marvelous, Magnificent CD ROM Laser Disc Index for ERIC and PSYCHLIT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huffman, Robert F.

    These instructions are designed to help patrons of the University of Missouri-Columbia library perform searches on PSYCHLIT, a CD-ROM (compact disc, read only memory) version of the Psych Abstracts database, and a CD-ROM version of the ERIC database, both produced by SilverPlatter Information Services. Basic information is provided about the disk…

  1. Some Features of the Distribution of Professional Databases on CD-ROM in the Russian Information Market.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Romanov, Nickolay

    In spite of some problems and difficulties, the Russian information market of professional CD-ROM products is developing actively. This paper describes and analyzes practical experience in distributing professional CD-ROM databases in the Russian market, and some of its characteristic features. Analysis has shown that among the main consumers of…

  2. The Learning Needs and Experiences of Women Using Print-based and CD-ROM Technology in Nursing Distance Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gillis, Angela; Jackson, Winston; Braid, Angus; MacDonald, Patsy; MacQuarrie, Margie Ann

    2000-01-01

    Describes women's experiences using print-based and multimedia CD-ROM technology to deliver a nursing course to registered nurses from communities across Nova Scotia enrolled in a distance education BScN program. Outlines six principles to guide the selection and use of media in distance education and recommends the integration of CD-ROM and…

  3. Uwachib'alil Qach'ab'al--Asi se Ilustra mi Palabra (Illustrating My Words). [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM is part of an interactive and dynamic multimedia package of information and games for learning K'iche' and Ixil. This CD-ROM contains a database of 3,000 culturally-relevant vocabulary words in K'iche', Ixil, and Spanish, with appropriate illustrations that describe traditional Mayan rituals, foods, beliefs, clothing, and other topics.…

  4. Ani[SM]'s Rocket Ride: Internet Coach[R] for Early Learning. Teacher's Guide [with CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brownell, Jeanine O'Nan

    Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning, this CD-ROM and Teacher's Guide invite young children on a journey with Ani, a friendly alien from another planet, to collect and learn about natural objects in seven different "learning centers." The CD-ROM program is designed to encourage creativity in science, art, and dramatic play and…

  5. Interactive CD-ROM Technology for Family-Centered Augmentative and Alternative Communication Decision-Making across Cultures.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parette, Howard P., Jr.

    This paper highlights features of an interactive, bilingual CD-ROM currently under development that is designed to be used for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) decision making with professionals and families of children with disabilities. The CD-ROM is scheduled for release in the spring of 1998 and will: (1) provide information…

  6. Oyster Reef Communities in the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Institute of Marine Science Educational Series. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harding, Juliana M.; Mann, Roger; Clark, Vicki P.

    This CD-ROM, Oyster Reef Communities in the Chesapeake Bay, describes oyster reefs, reef communities, and their roles in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Detailed descriptions of scientific research methods and techniques used to monitor and describe oyster reef communities as well as applications of the resulting data are provided. The CD-ROM was…

  7. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 1995-96. Public Use Data File. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM presents datasets from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, the High School and Beyond Survey (1980-1992), the Beginning Postsecondary Students "Second Follow-up," the Baccalaureate and Beyond Survey, the National Longitudinal Survey of 1972, the National Education Longitudinal…

  8. Energy-Smart Choices for Schools. An HVAC Comparison Tool. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc., Washington, DC.

    A CD ROM program provides comparison construction cost capabilities for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in educational facilities. The program combines multiple types of systems with square footage data on low and high construction cost and school size to automatically calculate HVAC comparative construction costs. (GR)

  9. A Leader's Guide to What Do You Stand for? For Kids CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lewis, Barbara A.

    2010-01-01

    Kids of any age can learn the basics of good character and figure out what they stand for. This leader's guide is a companion to the children's book, "What Do You Stand For? For Kids". The 11 lessons on the CD-ROM provide a complete course for kids on caring, citizenship, cooperation, fairness, forgiveness, honesty, relationships, respect,…

  10. Our Crowded Shores: Balancing Growth and Resource Protection. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. Environmental Data Service.

    This interactive educational CD-ROM is designed for the general public and examines the extent of coastal population growth and development and their impact on coastal resources. High schools will find it a useful complement to environmental sciences curricula while science and visitors centers, museums, and aquariums will discover it to be a…

  11. Turning the Tide: America's Coasts at a Crossroads. Enhanced Version, Special Edition. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.

    This special edition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) State of the Coast Project is an interactive educational CD-ROM designed for the general public. Some of the uses, functions, and ways of protecting our coastal and marine environments are explored. High schools will find it a useful complement to natural sciences…

  12. Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum [and CD-ROM]. CrossCurrents.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shamoon, Linda K., Ed.; Howard, Rebecca Moore, Ed.; Jamieson, Sandra, Ed.; Schwegler, Robert A., Ed.

    Part book, part CD-ROM, this publication offers new ideas for transforming advanced writing courses. The 33 essays in the publication describe and offer concrete examples of curriculum that incorporates discipline-based theory and history, that situates writers in public discourse, and that fully prepares students for careers as writers. The…

  13. Installing a CD-ROM Local Area Network in a Science and Engineering Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Siddiqui, Moid Ahmad

    1996-01-01

    Reviews the literature on local area network (LAN) installation and describes the installation of a CD-ROM LAN at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia). Server evaluation and installation, access menu, user training, LAN licensing, campus-wide networking, the impact of networking, and future projects planned are…

  14. The SACNAS Biography Project: A Resource for K-12 Educators. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.

    This CD-ROM was designed as a resource for K-12 educators who are interested in teaching their students about the accomplishments of Chicano/Latino and Native American scientists. Profiles of 48 Latino and Native American scientists, mathematicians, and engineers have been written at the middle school and high school levels and are searchable in…

  15. Teaching Blood Pressure Measurement: CD-ROM versus Conventional Classroom Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bauer, Michael; Geront, M.; Huynh, Mary

    2001-01-01

    Nursing students (n=23) viewed a CD-ROM on blood pressure measurement, 23 viewed the CD and received conventional instruction, and 21 had conventional instruction only. Performance observations showed the CD-only group adhered poorly to 14 of 16 procedural steps. Those with both forms of instruction completed 9 of 16 and achieved 100% compliance…

  16. On the Road to Cultural Bias: A Critique of "The Oregon Trail" CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bigelow, Bill

    1997-01-01

    Presents a critical review of "The Oregon Trail" CD-ROMs. Argues that "The Oregon Trail" is sexist, racist, culturally insensitive, and contemptuous of the earth, imparting bad values and wrong history. Suggests questions teachers can ask before choosing to use these materials, and offers classroom activities to develop students' critical computer…

  17. Factors Affecting Pre-Service TESOL Teachers' Attitudes towards Using CD-ROM Dictionary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri

    2011-01-01

    Rapid technological advances in communication technologies and computational power are altering the nature of knowledge, skills, talents and the know-how of individuals. A CD-ROM dictionary is an interesting and effective teaching tool, which captures pre-service teachers' interest and does much more than just translates especially with the…

  18. Year 5 Pupils Reading an "Interactive Storybook" on CD-ROM: Losing the Plot?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trushell, John; Burrell, Clare; Maitland, Amanda

    2001-01-01

    This study examined whether small groups of grade 5 students in a London primary school, without teacher supervision, progressed linearly through an interactive storybook on CD-ROM, and whether such diversions as cued animations affected pupil comprehension. Results showed students' recall of the storyline was poor. (Author/LRW)

  19. How To Use the SilverPlatter Software To Search the ERIC CD ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Merrill, Paul F.

    This manual provides detailed instructions for using SilverPlatter software to search the ERIC CD ROM (Compact Disk Read Only Memory), a large bibliographic database relating to education which contains reference information on numerous journal articles from over 750 journals cited in the "Current Index to Journals in Education" (CIJE), and other…

  20. A Simple Solution to Providing Remote Access to CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garnham, Carla T.; Brodie, Kent

    1990-01-01

    A pilot project at the Medical College of Wisconsin illustrates how even small computing organizations with limited financial and staff resources can provide remote access to CD-ROM (Compact Disc-Read-Only-Memory) databases, and that providing such convenient access to a vast array of useful information can greatly benefit faculty and students.…

  1. The CD-ROM Services of SilverPlatter Information, Inc.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, Robert J.

    1985-01-01

    The SilverPlatter system is a complete, stand-alone system, consisting of an IBM (or compatible) personal computer, compact disc with read-only memory (CD-ROM) drive, software, and one or more databases. Large databases (e.g., ERIC, PsycLIT) will soon be available on the system for "local" installation in schools, libraries, and psychiatrists'…

  2. Powder Priming Chrysler Vehicles with the Help of CD-ROM-Based Multimedia Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cavagnol, Richard M.

    1997-01-01

    To address the training requirements for workers using its new powder painting system, Chrysler contracted with Technology Applications Group, Inc. of Troy, Michigan to develop a multimedia paint training program delivered from CD-ROM using MPEG video, digital audio, graphics, and animation to present the instructional sequences. (AEF)

  3. CD ROM. The New Papyrus: The Current and Future State of the Art.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lambert, Steve, Ed.; Ropiequet, Suzanne, Ed.

    This compendium of 44 articles written by leading authorities provides an in-depth and instructive overview of CD ROM (Compact Disk--Read Only Memory) for both the professional and the newcomer to the field. Three articles serve as an introduction to the book: (1) "As We May Think," Vannevar Bush; (2) "Finally It Works--Now It Must 'Play in…

  4. CD ROM Technology: A New Era for Information Storage and Retrieval?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herther, Nancy K.

    1985-01-01

    Introduction to use of compact disk technology for storing digital data highlights history, background, and developments; technical features; standardization issues; current CD ROM applications; and the market for CD products. A production diagram, a sampling of CD manufacturers and disk replicators, and performance comparison of three storage…

  5. CD-ROM Software Evaluation: Comparison of Searching ERIC on IBM and Macintosh.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spragg, Edwin B.

    1992-01-01

    A 1989 study at Cornell University compared students' competence, behavior, and preference in searching the ERIC database on Silver Platter CD-ROM systems for IBM and Macintosh computers. Although no significant differences in search success were noted between the systems, the majority of students expressed a preference for the Macintosh's…

  6. MULTIMEDIA COMPANION TO AN ORGANIZATIONAL GUIDE TO POLLUTION PREVENTION ( CD-ROM )

    EPA Science Inventory

    This Companion Multimedia CD-ROM: An Organizational Guide to Pollution Prevention provides videos and slides of a three-day workshop series conducted in each of the ten US EPA Regions, and based on the publication EPA/625/R-01/003. It has been produced to assist in training tho...

  7. Thin Client Architecture for Networking CD-ROMs in a Medium-Sized Public Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turner, Anna

    1997-01-01

    Describes how the Tulsa City-County Library System built a 22-branch CD-ROM-based network with the emerging thin-client/server technology, and succeeded in providing patrons with the most current research tools and information resources available. Discusses costs; networking options; the Citrix WinFrame system used; equipment and connectivity.…

  8. Microcomputers and CD-ROM: An Optimum Choice for Library Automation in China.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ziwei, Ma; Pourciau, Lester J.

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of the role and status of academic libraries in China focuses on automation efforts. Microcomputer-based applications are described; problems are discussed; and technological advances are considered. It is concluded that CD-ROMs in conjunction with microcomputers should be used in the majority of Chinese academic libraries. (10…

  9. Bomb Threat Response: An Interactive Planning Tool for Schools. [CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Justice (NJ3), 2002

    2002-01-01

    The content of this CD-ROM was developed by the Bureau of Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education. The intended use of this software is for planning by schools and school districts to respond to bomb threats. This interactive tool assists school districts,…

  10. The Central Hardwoods Virtual Forest Version 2.0. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.

    This CD-ROM is the second in a series of CDs allowing students to explore the trees and animals of the northern boreal forest. Using QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR), the Central Hardwood Virtual Forest is designed so that students are able to see views from inside the central hardwood forest and look up or down or spin around 360 degrees. The…

  11. Toward More Critical Reviewing and Analysis of CD-ROM User Software Interfaces.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zink, Steven D.

    1991-01-01

    Criticizes reviews of library CD-ROM products as being uncritical of the user interface and advocates a more rigorous evaluation, not only to aid potential buyers, but as a way to influence manufacturers. Congressional Information Services' Masterfile 2 is evaluated in the context of Heckel's "Principles of Friendly Software Design." (24…

  12. Planning and Preparation for CD-ROM Implementation: The Citadel Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maynard, J. Edmund

    Management guidelines for library planning and a strategic planning program profile based on the literature were used in the planning process for implementing access to databases on CD-ROM at the Daniel Library of the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. According to this model, the planning process would consist of five stages: (1)…

  13. The Phenomenal World of Physics. The Science Club. Ages 10-14. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This CD-ROM allows students to learn about physics principles and the scientists who discovered them through genius or luck. The simplicity of these physical laws and how the discovery of these laws has improved the daily lives of humans is discussed. The computer program explores the physics behind the earth's rotation, Archimedes' Principles,…

  14. EP and CD-ROM products - Current trends of production and market development -

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Watanabe, Kazuhiko

    The printed books and magazines/journals have been, and still even now are, dominant materials for public reading and reference usage. Microform publications have been also adopted for library collection build-up, but it is still within a very limited scale and coverage. As the first "new media" product, we should approve the fact that "CD-ROM" keeps amazingly large information storage capacity and also quite flexible application utility. So far, among the firstly released CD-ROMS, bibliographic databases, both for Japanese and English publications, look already quite widely purchased and now installed in many workstations of libraries. The users should evaluate its cost-effectiveness not only by its great data storage capacity but also by its frequent usage merit for library work rationalization. Multiple applied usage of CD-ROM will surely serve to such library routine works as searching, cataloguing, reading list preparation, inventory checking and new order placing, etc. 'CD-ROM' is the first EP product for quite wide usage.

  15. CD-ROM Proceedings International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution (ISELE)

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This CD-ROM contains the abstracts and full papers for the proceedings from the ASABE specialty conference, the International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution (ISELE), held September 18-21, 2011 at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Three extended abstracts from the meeting...

  16. Designing and Producing "A History of Nebraska Media CD-ROM."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mayeux, Peter E.

    1998-01-01

    Summarizes the principal steps involved throughout the development of a CD-ROM on the history of Nebraska's media explaining the reasons for producing the software, its contents and features, selection of material, and the actual design process. Provides recommendations that may help other teachers considering a similar project. (CMK)

  17. Taming the CD-ROM Wilderness: Developing and Managing a Workstation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Starr, Karen J.

    1988-01-01

    Discussion of development and management of a CD-ROM workstation for library reference services covers: (1) IBM compatibles; (2) computer storage capacity; (3) compact disk drives and printers; (4) file management; (5) protecting the integrity of a hard disk; and (6) backing up software. (three references) (MES)

  18. Developing CD-ROMs: Pitfalls and Detours on the Road to the Digital Village.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.

    This guide provides information on many aspects of CD-ROM development. Storage requirements of multimedia applications such as graphic images, audio, video, and animation are provided in section one. Storage capacity, transfer rate, and access time are the three criteria used to judge various storage media. In section two, specifications for these…

  19. Exploiting the Potential of CD-ROM Databases: Staff Induction at the University of East Anglia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guillot, Marie-Noelle; Kenning, Marie-Madeleine

    1995-01-01

    Overviews a project exploring the possibility of using CD-ROM applications and the design of exploratory didactic materials to introduce academic staff to the field of computer-assisted instruction. The project heightened the staff's awareness of electronic resources and their potential as research, teaching, and learning aids, with particular…

  20. Criteria Affecting Pre-Service TESOLTeachers' Attitudes towards Using CD-ROM Dictionaries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri

    2012-01-01

    Undoubtedly, CD-ROM dictionaries assist in removing the fear of inadequacy in language usage and ameliorating the panic of being-on-the-spot especially with the rapid development of information technology. This research was conducted to find out whether there is a relationship between pre-service TESOL teachers' attitudes towards using CD-ROM…

  1. CD-ROM Networking: Navigating through VINES and NetWare and the New Software Technologies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lieberman, Paula

    1995-01-01

    Provides an overview of developments in CD-ROM networking technology and describes products offered by Axis, Banyan (VINES--network operating environment), CD Connection, Celerity, Data/Ware, Document Imaging Systems Corporation (DISC), Imagery, Jodian, Meridian, Micro Design International, Microsoft, Microtest, Novell, OnLine Computer Systems,…

  2. Partnership for Family Involvement in Education: Tool Kit. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.

    The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education is a grassroots initiative to increase opportunities for families to be more involved with their children's learning at school and at home, to strengthen schools, and to improve student achievement levels. This CD-ROM from the Partnership contains materials and resources on family involvement in…

  3. Out for a Spin: A School Librarian Test Drives 14 CD-ROM Encyclopedias.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Del Vecchio, Stephen

    1997-01-01

    A school librarian reviews CD-ROM encyclopedias, determining their suitability for school and public library use with children and young adults, and favoring content and accessibility over special features and multimedia enhancements. Outlines essential considerations when choosing encyclopedias (price, network and print versions, and online…

  4. Standards and Assessment Resource Bank, Version 2.5 [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.

    The Colorado "Standards and Assessment Resource Bank" on CD-ROM contains updated information about the Colorado Student Assessment Program, the text of the "Standards-Based Classroom Operator's Manual," and a bank of standards-based units, assessments, and staff development materials submitted by Colorado teachers and school district…

  5. Trainer's Guide to Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs [CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joseph, Gail E.; Sandall, Susan R.; Schwartz, Ilene S.

    2010-01-01

    An essential teaching companion for instructors of pre-K educators, this convenient CD-ROM is a vivid blueprint for effective inclusive education using the popular "Building Blocks" approach. Following the structure of the bestselling textbook, this comprehensive guide helps teacher educators provide effective instruction on the three types of…

  6. T. S. Eliot on a CD-ROM: A Narrative of the Production of a CD.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boaz, John K.; Boaz, Mildred M.

    1996-01-01

    Narrates the development of a CD-ROM product for use in an interart study of music, art, and literature, specifically T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land." Traces the process of idea formulation, project conceptualization, and project development. Also discusses details of the technological process and marketing. (DSK)

  7. Making It Happen in a Depository Library: Those Pesky CD-ROMs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dugan, Robert E.; Cipriano, Anthony

    1993-01-01

    Examines one academic library's experience with CD-ROMs distributed through the depository library program. Technical, financial, and psychological barriers that were overcome through library administration and staff efforts are described. Recommendations for improving GPO (Government Printing Office) services are offered. (Contains five…

  8. Culturally Diverse Videos, Audios, and CD-ROMs for Children and Young Adults.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wood, Irene

    The purpose of this book is to help librarians develop high quality video, audio, and CD-ROM collections for preschool through high school learning with titles that reflect the ethnic heritage and experience of the diverse North American population, primarily African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The more…

  9. Students' Attitudes toward ABI/INFORM on CD-ROM: A Factor Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wang, Vicky; Lau, Shuk-fong

    Two years after the introduction of CD-ROM bibliographic database searching in the Memphis State University libraries (Tennessee), a survey was conducted to examine students' attitudes toward the business database, ABI/INFORM. ABI/INFORM contains indexes and abstracts of articles from over 800 journals on management, accounting, banking, human…

  10. Evaluating MEDLINE on CD-ROM: An Overview of Field Tests in Library and Clinical Settings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rapp, Barbara A.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Presents an overview of the National Library of Medicine's 1988 field test and evaluation project on the use of MEDLINE products on CD-ROM. Results are summarized in the areas of user characteristics, search characteristics, user satisfaction, product features and costs, and impact on online searching. (10 references) (LRW)

  11. General Chemistry Collection for Students (CD-ROM), Abstract of Special Issue 16, 4th Edition

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2000-07-01

    The General Chemistry Collection contains both new and previously published JCE Software programs that are intended for use by introductory-level chemistry students. These peer-reviewed programs for Macintosh and for Windows are available on a single CD-ROM for convenient distribution to and access by students, and the CD may be adopted for students to purchase as they would a textbook. General Chemistry Collection covers a broad range of topics providing students with interesting information, tutorials, and simulations that will be useful to them as they study chemistry for the first time. There are 22 programs included in the General Chemistry Collection 4th Edition. Their titles and the general chemistry topics they cover are listed in Table 1. Features in This Edition General Chemistry Collection, 4th edition includes:

    • Lessons for Introductory Chemistry and INQUAL-S, two new programs not previously published by JCE Software (abstracts appear below)
    • Writing Electron Dot Structures (1) and Viscosity Measurement: A Virtual Experiment for Windows (2), two programs published individually by JCE Software
    • Periodic Table Live! LE, a limited edition of Periodic Table Live!, 2nd Edition (3) (this replaces Chemistry Navigator (4) and Illustrated Periodic Table (5))
    • Many of the programs from previous editions (6)1
    Hardware and Software Requirements System requirements are given in Table 2. Some programs have additional requirements. See the individual program abstracts at JCE Online, or documentation included on the CD-ROM for more specific information. Licensing and Discounts for Adoptions The General Chemistry Collection is intended for use by individual students. Institutions and faculty members may adopt General Chemistry Collection 4th Edition as they would a textbook. We can arrange for CDs to be packaged with laboratory manuals or other course materials or to be sold for direct distribution to students through the campus

  12. NASA Space Mechanisms Handbook and Reference Guide Expanded Into CD-ROM Set

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fusaro, Robert L.

    2002-01-01

    Several NASA missions suffered failures and anomalies due to problems in applying space mechanisms technology to specific projects. Research shows that engineers often lack either adequate knowledge of mechanism design or sufficient understanding of how mechanisms affect sensitive systems. The Space Mechanisms Project conducted a Lessons Learned study and published a Space Mechanisms Handbook to help space industry engineers avoid recurring design, qualification, and application problems. The Space Mechanisms Handbook written at the NASA Glenn Research Center details the state-of-the-art in space mechanisms design as of 1998. NASA's objective in developing this Space Mechanisms Handbook was to provide readily accessible information on such areas as space mechanisms design, mechanical component availability and use, testing and qualification of mechanical systems, and a listing of worldwide space mechanisms experts and testing facilities in the United States. This handbook has been expanded into a two-volume CD-ROM set in an Adobe Acrobat format. In addition to the handbook, the CD's include (1) the two volume Space Mechanisms Lessons Learned Study, (2) proceedings from all the NASA hosted Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia held through the year 2000, (3) the Space Materials Handbook, (4) the Lubrication Handbook for the Space Industry, (5) the Structural & Mechanical Systems Long-Life Assurance Design Guidelines, (6) the Space Environments and Effects Source-Book, (7) the Spacecraft Deployable Appendages manual, (8) the Fastener Design Manual, (9) A Manual for Pyrotechnic Design, Development and Qualification, (10) the Report on Alternative Devices to Pyrotechnics on Spacecraft, and (11) Gearing (a manual). In addition, numerous other papers on tribology and lubrication are included.This technical summary of the project provides information on how to obtain the handbook and related information.

  13. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 4: Abstract of Special Issue 25 on CD-ROM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jacobsen, Jerrold J.; Bain, Gordon; Bruce, Kara; Moore, John W.

    2000-06-01

    The answers can be found on p676 of the PDF version of the Table of Contents. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 4 is the fourth in a series of CD-ROMs for Macintosh and Windows computers. (Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (1-3), are also available from JCE Software.) Volume 4 contains two main topics, Reactions in Aqueous Solution and Reactions of the Elements. Chemistry truly does come to life through this collection of pictures, animations, and movies depicting chemical reactions. Topic I. Reactions in Aqueous Solution Reactions in Aqueous Solution includes video of the mixing and subsequent reaction, if any, of aqueous solutions of inorganic compounds. The compounds and ions included are listed below. Reactions with a specific compound can be accessed either by selecting the compound from an alphabetical list of the compounds or from a matrix of reactions. There are more than 200 movies of reactions from which to choose. There are also still images of each reaction. Reactions are shown in which reactants are mixed in either order; there are images of solution 2 being added to solution 1 as well as images of solution 1 being added to solution 2. In addition to videos of reactions, a quiz is available in which a matrix of unknown solutions is presented. Students attempt to identify the solutions by viewing video of each unknown solution as it is mixed with another unknown solution. Students may compare their observations from mixing the unknowns with reactions of known solutions. Topic II. Reactions of the Elements Reactions of the Elements includes video of the elements reacting with air, water, acids, and base. (This video is also used in JCE Software's popular Periodic Table Live! (4) and is included here to allow you greater freedom to use the video in your own presentations under the Chemistry Comes Alive! license.) In addition you may purchase an additional license that allows you to place all or a portion of the video on your WWW site. Contact JCE

  14. DARPA TIMIT acoustic-phonetic continous speech corpus CD-ROM. NIST speech disc 1-1.1

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Garofolo, J. S.; Lamel, L. F.; Fisher, W. M.; Fiscus, J. G.; Pallett, D. S.

    1993-02-01

    The Texas Instruments/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (TIMIT) corpus of read speech has been designed to provide speech data for the acquisition of acoustic-phonetic knowledge and for the development and evaluation of automatic speech recognition systems. TIMIT contains speech from 630 speakers representing 8 major dialect divisions of American English, each speaking 10 phonetically-rich sentences. The TIMIT corpus includes time-aligned orthographic, phonetic, and word transcriptions, as well as speech waveform data for each spoken sentence. The release of TIMIT contains several improvements over the Prototype CD-ROM released in December, 1988: (1) full 630-speaker corpus, (2) checked and corrected transcriptions, (3) word-alignment transcriptions, (4) NIST SPHERE-headered waveform files and header manipulation software, (5) phonemic dictionary, (6) new test and training subsets balanced for dialectal and phonetic coverage, and (7) more extensive documentation.

  15. Remembering Apollo 11: The 30th Anniversary Data Archive CD-ROM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cortright, Edgar M. (Editor)

    1999-01-01

    On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (with less than thirty seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the "small step" into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named Eagle, onto the surface of the Moon, from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him. He was shortly joined by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent twenty-one hours on the lunar surface and returned forty-six pounds of lunar rocks. After their historic walks on the Moon, they successfully docked with Michael Collins, patiently orbiting the cold but no longer lifeless Moon alone in the Command module Columbia. This CR-ROM is intended as a collection of hard to find technical data and other interesting information about the Apollo 11 mission, as well as the apollo program in general. It includes basic overviews, such as a retrospective analysis, an annotated bibliography, and history of the lunar-orbit rendezvous concept. It also contains technical data, such as mission operations reports, press kits, and news references for all of the Apollo missions, the Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn V launch vehicle. Rounding out this CD-ROM are extensive histories of the lunar Orbiter program (the robotic predecessor to Apollo, biographies of the Apollo astronauts and other key individuals, and interesting audio-visual materials, such as video and audio clips, photo galleries, and blueprint-like diagrams of the Apollo spacecraft.

  16. Environmental Factor(tm): RCRA biennial reporting system (BRS), 1993 (on cd-rom). Database

    SciTech Connect

    1996-04-01

    Environmental Factor(tm) unleashes the invaluable information found in this key EPA data source on hazardous waste handlers and offers cradle-to-grave waste tracking. It`s easy to search and display: (1) Detailed information on hazardous wastes generation, management and minimization by companies who are large quantity generators; and (2) Data on the waste management practices of treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities from the EPA Biennial Reporting System, which is collected every other year. Environmental Factor`s powerful database retrieval system lets you: (1) Use owner/operator information and names, titles and telephone numbers of project managers for prospecting. (2) Browse detailed data on TSD facility and large quantity generators` activities such as onsite waste treatment, disposal, or recycling, offsite waste received, and waste generation and management. (3) Monitor a TSD`s hazardous waste trans/shipments by waste code. (4) Locate a TSD handling a waste code within a geographic area of interest. (5) Produce a detailed report of all waste shipments or shipments received for a TSD. The product can provide answers to the following: Who are the hazardous waste generators in this geographic area and what type of wastes do they generate. What quantities of wastes are shipped off-site and where are they sent. What onsite waste minimization processes are in use. Who are the other sources using my TSD. Is my TSD sending waste to other TSDs and are they Superfund sites. The product includes databases, search and retrieval software on one CD-ROM, an installation diskette and User`s Guide. Environmental Factor has online context-sensitive help from any screen and a printed User`s Guide describing installation and step-by-step procedures for searching, retrieving and exporting. Hotline support is also available for no additional charge.

  17. Superfund Public Information System (SPIS), June 1998 (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1998-06-01

    The Superfund Public Information System (SPIS) on CD-ROM contains Superfund data for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Superfund data is a collection of four databases, CERCLIS, Archive (NFRAP), RODS, and NPL Sites. Descriptions of these databases and CD contents are listed below. The FolioViews browse and retrieval engine is used as a graphical interface to the data. Users can access simple queries and can do complex searching on key words or fields. In addition, context sensitive help, a Superfund process overview, and an integrated data dictionary are available. RODS is the Records Of Decision System. RODS is used to track site clean-ups under the Superfund program to justify the type of treatment chosen at each site. RODS contains information on technology justification, site history, community participation, enforcement activities, site characteristics, scope and role of response action, and remedy. Explanation of Significant Differences (ESDs) are also available on the CD. CERCLIS is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System. It is the official repository for all Superfund site and incident data. It contains comprehensive information on hazardous waste sites, site inspections, preliminary assessments, and remedial status. The system is sponsored by the EPA`s Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, Information Management Center. Archive (NFRAP) consists of hazardous waste sites that have no further remedial action planned; only basic identifying information is provided for archive sites. The sites found in the Archive database were originally in the CERCLIS database, but were removed beginning in the fall of 1995. NPL sites (available online) are fact sheets that describe the location and history of Superfund sites. Included are descriptions of the most recent activities and past actions at the sites that have contributed to the contamination. Population estimates, land usages, and nearby

  18. CALMET, CALPUFF, and CALPOST modeling system, version 1.0 (on cd-rom). Model-Simulation

    SciTech Connect

    1996-02-01

    An official Memorandum of Understanding among the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was signed and completed November 25, 1991. As part of that agreement, an Interagency Work Group for Air Quality Modeling (IWAQM) was formed. IWAQM had a special version of the CALPUFF Modeling System prepared in their efforts to review, identify, and recommend candidate air quality modeling techniques that can be used to estimate pollution concentrations on a regional scale, with emphasis on Federal class 1 areas. The CALPUFF Modeling System is composed of three basic components; CALMET, CALPUFF, and CALPOST. CALMET is a meteorological processor which was modified to enable use of vertical profiles of wind and temperature as characterized by the MM4-FDDA (Mesoscale Model-4 with Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation) meteorological model CALPUFF is a Lagrangian puff dispersion model and CALPOST is a postprocessor program that has been modified for ease of use and interpretation. CALPOST was modified to include a light extinction algorithm for use in regional visibility impact assessments. The CALPUFF Modeling System CD-ROM contains the versions of the models that were current in December 1994 as well as sample input data and batch files for model demonstration runs, the output files produced by the demonstration runs, and databases of general utility. The databases on the CD-ROM contain terrain elevations and land-use data for the contiguous United States. MM4-FDDA meteorological wind and temperature fields at an 80-km resolution are also provided for the time period (1983) of the Cross-Appalachian Tracer Experiment (CAPTEX).

  19. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Revision 4

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1993-03-12

    The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects, of the Information and Computing sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), are using public socioeconomic and geographic data files which are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators via LBL`s computing network. At this time 89 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 45 gigabytes) are on line via the Unix file server cedrcd.lbl.gov. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and many of these pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. All the CD-ROM diskettes contain documentation in the form of ASCII text files. In addition, printed documentation for most files is available for inspection at University of California Data and Technical Assistance (UC DATA), tel. (510) 642-6571, or the UC Documents Library, tel. (510) 642-2569, both located on the UC Berkeley Campus. Many of the CD-ROM diskettes distributed by the Census Bureau contain software for PC compatible computers, for easily accessing the data. Shared access to the data is maintained through a collaboration among the CEDR and PAREP projects at LBL, and UC DATA, and the UC Documents Library. LBL is grateful to UC DATA and the UC Documents Library for the use of their CD-ROM diskettes. Shared access to LBL facilities may be restricted in the future if costs become prohibitive. Via the Sun Network File System (NFS), these data can be exported to Internet computers for direct access by the user`s application program(s). Due to the size of the files, this access method is preferred over File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access.

  20. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1993-01-16

    The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects, of the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), are using public socioeconomic and geographic data files which are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators via LBL's computing network. At this time 72 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 37 gigabytes) are on line via the Unix file server cedrcd.lbl.gov''. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and many of these pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. All the CD-ROM diskettes contain documentation in the form of ASCII text files. In addition, printed documentation for most files is available for inspection at University of California Data and Technical Assistance (UC DATA), tel. (510) 642-6571, or the UC Documents Library, tel. (510) 642-2569, both located on the UC Berkeley Campus. Many of the CD-ROM diskettes distributed by the Census Bureau contain software for PC compatible computers, for easily accessing the data. Shared access to the data is maintained through a collaboration among the CEDR and PAREP projects at LBL, and UC DATA, and the UC Documents Library. LBL is grateful to UC DATA and the UC Documents Library for the use of their CD-ROM diskettes. Shared access to LBL facilities may be restricted in the future if costs become prohibitive. Via the Sun Network File System (NFS), these data can be exported to Internet computers for direct access by the user's application program(s). Due to the size of the files, this access method is preferred over File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access. Please contact Deane Merrill (dwmerrill lbl.gov) if you wish to make use of the data.

  1. Public census data on CD-ROM at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Revision 3

    SciTech Connect

    Merrill, D.W.

    1993-01-16

    The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects, of the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), are using public socioeconomic and geographic data files which are available to CEDR and PAREP collaborators via LBL`s computing network. At this time 72 CD-ROM diskettes (approximately 37 gigabytes) are on line via the Unix file server ``cedrcd.lbl.gov``. Most of the files are from the US Bureau of the Census, and many of these pertain to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. All the CD-ROM diskettes contain documentation in the form of ASCII text files. In addition, printed documentation for most files is available for inspection at University of California Data and Technical Assistance (UC DATA), tel. (510) 642-6571, or the UC Documents Library, tel. (510) 642-2569, both located on the UC Berkeley Campus. Many of the CD-ROM diskettes distributed by the Census Bureau contain software for PC compatible computers, for easily accessing the data. Shared access to the data is maintained through a collaboration among the CEDR and PAREP projects at LBL, and UC DATA, and the UC Documents Library. LBL is grateful to UC DATA and the UC Documents Library for the use of their CD-ROM diskettes. Shared access to LBL facilities may be restricted in the future if costs become prohibitive. Via the Sun Network File System (NFS), these data can be exported to Internet computers for direct access by the user`s application program(s). Due to the size of the files, this access method is preferred over File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access. Please contact Deane Merrill (dwmerrill@lbl.gov) if you wish to make use of the data.

  2. Lab Manual & Resources for Materials Science, Engineering and Technology on CD-Rom

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jacobs, James A.; McKenney, Alfred E.

    2001-01-01

    The National Educators' Workshop (NEW:Update) series of workshops has been in existence since 1986. These annual workshops focus on technical updates and laboratory experiments for materials science, engineering and technology, involving new and traditional content in the field. Scores of educators and industrial and national laboratory personnel have contributed many useful experiments and demonstrations which were then published as NASA Conference Proceedings. This "out poring of riches" creates an ever-expanding shelf of valuable teaching tools for college, university, community college and advanced high school instruction. Now, more than 400 experiments and demonstrations, representing the first thirteen years of NEW:Updates have been selected and published on a CD-ROM, through the collaboration of this national network of materials educators, engineers, and scientists. The CD-ROM examined in this document utilizes the popular Adobe Acrobat Reader format and operates on most popular computer platforms. This presentation provides an overview of the second edition of Experiments in Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (EMSET2) CD-ROM, ISBN 0-13-030534-0.

  3. Quasiclassical description of bremsstrahlung accompanying {alpha} decay including quadrupole radiation

    SciTech Connect

    Jentschura, U. D.; Milstein, A. I.; Terekhov, I. S.; Boie, H.; Scheit, H.; Schwalm, D.

    2008-01-15

    We present a quasiclassical theory of {alpha} decay accompanied by bremsstrahlung with a special emphasis on the case of {sup 210}Po, with the aim of finding a unified description that incorporates both the radiation during the tunneling through the Coulomb wall and the finite energy E{sub {gamma}} of the radiated photon up to E{sub {gamma}}{approx}Q{sub {alpha}}/{radical}({eta}), where Q{sub {alpha}} is the {alpha}-decay Q-value and {eta} is the Sommerfeld parameter. The corrections with respect to previous quasiclassical investigations are found to be substantial, and excellent agreement with a full quantum mechanical treatment is achieved. Furthermore, we find that a dipole-quadrupole interference significantly changes the {alpha}-{gamma} angular correlation. We obtain good agreement between our theoretical predictions and experimental results.

  4. GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS DATABASE: DATABASE DOCUMENTATION AND CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The primary objective of this cooperative research and development is to produce an integrated, quality controlled, global database (including time sequences) for spatially distributed modeling. he project concentrates on modern observational data, including remotely sensed data ...

  5. 2007 Annual Progress Report - DOE Hydrogen Program (CD-Rom)

    SciTech Connect

    2007-10-01

    This report summarizes the hydrogen and fuel cell R&D activities and accomplishments in FY2007 for the DOE Hydrogen Program, including the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program and hydrogen-related work in the Offices of Science; Fossil Energy; and Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology. It includes reports on all of the research projects funded by the DOE Hydrogen Program between October 2006 and September 2007.

  6. CD-ROM Multimedia: What Do Kids Really Like?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tammen, Jill; Brock, Laurie

    1997-01-01

    Discusses issues that students from a high school and an elementary/middle school identified as important for reviewing multimedia software programs, and includes suggestions for evaluation criteria: entertainment/educational value; skill development; measurement; speed/time; variety; and user interface. Also describes developers' use of student…

  7. Welcome to the techno highway: development of a health assessment CD-ROM and website.

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    Bosco, Anna Maria; Ward, Catherine

    2005-09-01

    Traditionally teaching nursing students psychomotor skills took place in a laboratory setting; however, recent developments in computer technology have revolutionised how educators can transfer knowledge. To meet the need for an efficient and interactive learning experience a software product was required to educate nursing students about health assessment techniques. This paper presents how existing 'old technology' of a video was given new life by embracing new technology, resulting in development of an interactive CD-ROM with supporting WebCT. This innovation reflects a more flexible approach to learning as it is dynamic, portable, self-paced and more convenient for adult learners especially those in remote areas. PMID:16295339

  8. Development of educational CD-ROMs in astronomy: Information on a collaborative project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Frede, Valerie

    The observatory of Paris and the institute of teacher training (IUFM) in Toulouse have collaborated to develop multimedia support for astronomy lessons. The goal of this project is to provide additional didactical material such as CD-ROMs to elementary and high school teachers which will be used by children in the classroom. In this paper, we present the aims of the project and describe briefly the contents that have been developed so far. The project is a part of “Astrophysique sur Mesure”, a broader project led by the observatory of Paris which encourages the involvement of astronomers in the development of pedagogical tools.

  9. Effects of using simulation versus CD-ROM in the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.

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    Gasko, John; Johnson, Arthur; Sherner, John; Craig, John; Gegel, Brian; Burgert, James; Sama, Samuel; Franzen, Thomas

    2012-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine which method of teaching, CD-ROM, simulation, or a combination of both, was more effective in increasing the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. No studies have investigated these methods. The framework for this study was critical thinking. The study was a prospective, mixed (between and within) subjects, experimental design. The sample consisted of 29 student registered nurse anesthetists randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: CD-ROM (n = 11), simulation (n = 11), and combination (n = 7). All groups were evaluated by the use of cadavers before and 2 months after the intervention using a valid and reliable instrument of performance. A repeated-measures analysis of variance indicated that the combination was significantly better than the CD-ROM and simulation (P < .05). The means and standard deviations for pretest and posttest results, respectively, were: CD-ROM, 33 +/- 7%, 41 +/- 9%; simulation, 35 +/- 10%, 49 +/- 13%; and combination, 36 +/- 8%, 64 +/- 17%. The baseline for each group was 0. Use of a combination of CD-ROM and simulation should be considered in teaching ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques. PMID:23248832

  10. Effects of Using Human Patient Simulator (HPS™) versus a CD-ROM on Cognition and Critical Thinking

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    Johnson, Don; Flagg, Amanda; Dremsa, Theresa L.

    2008-01-01

    Background: Very little prospective randomized experimental research exists on the use of simulation as a teaching method, and no studies have compared the two strategies of using the HPS™ and a CD-ROM. In addition, no researchers have investigated the effects of simulation on various levels of cognition, specifically lower-level and higher-level cognition or critical thinking. Objectives: A prospective pretest-posttest experimental mixed design (within and between) was used to determine if there were statistically significant differences in HPS™ and CD-ROM educational strategies in lower-level, higher-level cognition and critical thinking. Results: A repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance (RMANOVA) with LSD post-hoc tests were used to analyze the data. There were no significant differences between the HPS™ and CD-ROM groups on lower-level cognition scores. The HPS™ group did significantly better than the CD-ROM group on higher-level cognition and critical thinking scores. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the choice of teaching strategies for lower-level cognition does not make a statistically significant difference in outcome. However, the HPS™ is superior to using CD-ROM and should be considered as the choice in teaching. PMID:20165532

  11. Effects of documentation and grouping on the use of CD-ROM reference sources

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    Newmaster, Margaret Ann Lyon

    The effect of elaboration in technical documentation and the use of cooperative learning strategies on the performance and attitude of high school biology students using Science Navigator, a networked CD-ROM reference tool, were investigated. Students were randomly assigned to an individual or paired grouping treatment and to one of three documentation treatments: elaborated documentation, minimal manual, or minimal cards. Students completed two CD-ROM information search exercises. The initial search was performed either with a cooperative partner or independently. All participants performed the second search independently. Performance time was recorded. Students completed a 10-item attitude survey individually after each exercise. Analysis of data revealed a main effect for grouping. Participants in the cooperative treatment completed both exercises in significantly less time than students in the independent treatment. Cooperative treatment participants expressed significantly more positive attitudes about both exercises and the documentation. A main effect was also found for documentation. Participants in both minimal documentation treatments completed the second exercise in significantly less time than participants in the elaborated documentation treatment. Participants in both minimalist documentation treatments expressed significantly more positive attitudes toward both the exercises and the documentation than participants in the elaborated documentation treatment.

  12. CD-ROM Spectroscope: A Simple and Inexpensive Tool for Classroom Demonstrations on Chemical Spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wakabayashi, Fumitaka; Hamada, Kiyohito; Sone, Kozo

    1998-12-01

    Construction of a handy spectroscope using a compact disk (CD) or a CD-ROM and its application to the observation of emission and absorption spectra are described. Using this simple cardboard-made spectroscope, one can readily observe line emission spectra of fluorescent lamps, gas discharge tubes, etc. The spectroscope is also used to observe the absorption spectra of colored solutions; the absorption bands are observed as distinct black bands on the rainbow-colored continuous spectrum of an incandescent lamp. The results for the aqueous solution of potassium permanganate, the methanol and ethanol solutions of cobalt chloride, and Fe(III)-thiocyanate complex are described. These results clearly show the general rule that a colored solution absorbs the complementary color of the color of the solution. Thus, the CD-ROM spectroscope is a useful tool in primary and secondary schools to teach what color is and what spectra are. Furthermore, it can be used effectively in introductory courses in colleges and universities to teach that spectra are really beautiful natural phenomena which can be observed simply.

  13. Volcanoes of México: An Interactive CD-ROM From the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Siebert, L.; Kimberly, P.; Calvin, C.; Luhr, J. F.; Kysar, G.

    2002-12-01

    The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program is nearing completion of an interactive CD-ROM, the Volcanoes of México. This CD is the second in a series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Geothermal Technologies to collate Smithsonian data on Quaternary volcanism as a resource for the geothermal community. It also has utility for those concerned with volcanic hazard and risk mitgation as well as an educational tool for those interested in Mexican volcanism. We acknowledge the significant contributions of many Mexican volcanologists to the eruption reports, data, and images contained in this CD, in particular those contributions of the Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED), the Colima Volcano Observatory of the University of Colima, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The Volcanoes of México CD has a format similar to that of an earlier Smithsonian CD, the Volcanoes of Indonesia, but also shows Pleistocene volcanic centers and additional data on geothermal sites. A clickable map of México shows both Holocene and Pleistocene volcanic centers and provides access to individual pages on 67 volcanoes ranging from Cerro Prieto in Baja California to Tacaná on the Guatemalan border. These include geographic and geologic data on individual volcanoes (as well as a brief paragraph summarizing the geologic history) along with tabular eruption chronologies, eruptive characteristics, and eruptive volumes, when known. Volcano data are accessible from both geographical and alphabetical searches. A major component of the CD is more than 400 digitized images illustrating the morphology of volcanic centers and eruption processes and deposits, providing a dramatic visual primer to the country's volcanoes. Images of specific eruptions can be directly linked to from the eruption chronology tables. The Volcanoes of México CD includes monthly reports and associated figures and tables cataloging volcanic activity in M

  14. Development of a CD-ROM on written language for the continuing education of elementary school teachers

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    GONÇALVES, Thaís dos Santos; CRENITTE, Patrícia Abreu Pinheiro

    2011-01-01

    Distance education has emerged to minimize the anxiety of many professionals who need to update their knowledge, but do not have the time and opportunity to travel to educational centers. Objectives To describe the development of a CD-ROM to provide distance continuing education to basic school teachers that addresses issues related to written language. Material and Methods Previously, a script was developed with themes related to the acquisition and development of written language. Subsequently, a technical team transformed the texts in multimedia language. Results The titles of each content area addressed are available on buttons and links. The files can be viewed in a linear sequence, allowing the teacher to start learning at the desired moment and go straight to the file that he or she wants to access. Videos that show practical applications of the concepts available in text are included. Conclusions Brazil is a developing country. The use of technologies for education reduces cultural isolation among education professionals. It is necessary to focus on making teaching materials for distance education. In order to provide an effective learning environment, the learners reality should be considered. A multidisciplinary team should prepare the materials. The development of educational material for distance education on the acquisition and development of written language seems not only appropriate, but also warranted to provide professional growth opportunity for teachers who need time flexibility and/or live far away from academic centers. PMID:22230988

  15. Information Access through CD-ROM and Its Impact upon Faculty Research Output: A Case of a University in Third World Countries.

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    Ali, S. Nazim; Young, Harold C.

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of the use of CD-ROM technology at the University of Bahrain highlights database searching, interlibrary loan activity, and faculty publication. Statistics show that the acquisition of CD-ROM databases is a significant factor in an increase in faculty research publication output. (14 references) (LRW)

  16. MEDLINE on CD-ROM: end user searching in a medical school library.

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    Miller, N; Kirby, M; Templeton, E

    1988-01-01

    End users at the Medical College of Pennsylvania enjoyed searching CD-ROM versions of MEDLINE and judged such searches "extremely useful." To assess the effectiveness of their searches, a sample of 500 search statements from Compact Cambridge (CC) MEDLINE was examined. A high proportion of search statements (224, or 45 percent) retrieved no documents. Over one-third of search statements (185, or 37 percent) contained at least one error, which usually resulted in zero retrieval for that search statement. Searchers attempting to enter Medical Subject Headings were frequently defeated by the elaborate punctuation requirement of CC MEDLINE. "Missed opportunities" were evident in over three-fourths of search statements. One-on-one instruction and library classes may increase search success, but these measures reach a limited audience. Improvement in the search software itself is needed to help searchers improve the effectiveness of their searches. PMID:10303159

  17. Exploiting research information: comments about the different databases in health care (DIMDI, OVID CD-ROM).

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    Lappas, E

    2003-09-01

    The rapid growth of medical knowledge creates a demand for new ways of providing information. Health professionals are dealing with a variety of cases, and as they have no time to visit the library, they need filtered information instantly. Medical knowledge databases and data sets are increasingly available in electronic form, particularly on the World Wide Web. The premise of this medium is that it offers a "world of knowledge at your fingertips". The reality, however, is somewhat different, as information systems are not well integrated into clinical practice, they prove difficult to find specific information in, and contain content of varying quality. The continued evaluation of the medium in the future, should be beneficial as evidence-based resources available, and these resources are integrated into electronic medical record systems. The DIMDI and OVID CD-ROM databases are presented as vehicles of research in Bio-Medical Sciences. PMID:14514169

  18. Lossless compression of image data products on th e FIFE CD-ROM series

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Newcomer, Jeffrey A.; Strebel, Donald E.

    1993-01-01

    How do you store enough of the key data sets, from a total of 120 gigabytes of data collected for a scientific experiment, on a collection of CD-ROM's, small enough to distribute to a broad scientific community? In such an application where information loss in unacceptable, lossless compression algorithms are the only choice. Although lossy compression algorithms can provide an order of magnitude improvement in compression ratios over lossless algorithms the information that is lost is often part of the key scientific precision of the data. Therefore, lossless compression algorithms are and will continue to be extremely important in minimizing archiving storage requirements and distribution of large earth and space (ESS) data sets while preserving the essential scientific precision of the data.

  19. Adventures in Evaluation: Reviewing a CD-ROM Based Adventure Game Designed for Young People Recovering from Psychosis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shrimpton, Bradley; Hurworth, Rosalind

    2005-01-01

    Recently the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) at the University of Melbourne was approached by a mental health agency to undertake the unique and challenging task of evaluating a prototype CD-ROM based adventure game designed for young people recovering from psychosis. This unusual and inventive game, titled Pogo's Pledge, used "edutainment" in…

  20. Using "Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature" on CD-Rom To Teach Database Searching to High School Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kern, Joanne F.

    The lack of opportunity for high school sophomores to learn database searching was addressed by the implementation of a computerized magazine article search program. "Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature" on CD-ROM was used to train students in database searching during the time they were assigned to the library to do research papers for…

  1. The Design, Development and Use of a CD-ROM Resource Library for an Open University Course.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Mark; Kear, Karen; Reilly, Andy

    1998-01-01

    Describes a CD-ROM containing a resource library for students in an information science/technology course at the Open University (United Kingdom). Development gave rise to several issues: adaptation of print-based content to the electronic medium; development of quality-control methods; and adaptation of staff roles. Feedback from students shows…

  2. Analysis of User Need with CD-ROM Databases: A Case Study Based on Work Sampling at One University Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wells, Amy Tracy

    Analysis of the needs of users of Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) was performed at the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. A review of the literature indicated that problems associated with selecting the appropriate database, searching, and requiring technical assistance were the probable areas of user need. The library has 17…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, John; Park, Betsy

    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…

  4. Multimedia Language Learning Courseware: A Design Solution to the Production of a Series of CD-ROMs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brett, P. A.; Nash, M.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses multimedia software and describes the production and the learning rationale of a series of six multimedia CD-ROMs that develop the listening skills of learners of Business English. Describes problems of cost, time, and quality in producing multiple courseware and explains the programming solution which gives control to subject experts.…

  5. A Taste of the Web [and] Cooperative Electronic Library on Disability (CO-NET). [CD-ROM] 11th Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    This resource consists of two separate but related CD-ROM products packaged together by the publisher. "A Taste of the Web" is a collection of disability-related information and links gathered from selected sites on the World Wide Web. Using a Web browser, the user can explore the information on the CD just as if they were connected to the actual…

  6. Student Interactions with CD-ROM Storybooks: A Look at Potential Relationships between Multiple Intelligence Strengths and Levels of Interaction

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    Huffman, Celia A.

    2012-01-01

    This study looked at the potential relationship that may exist between students' intelligence strengths, in particular their spatial and kinesthetic strengths, and their combined cognitive and metacognitive levels of interaction with a CD-ROM storybook. The multiple intelligence strengths of a sample of students, measured via the MIDAS/My…

  7. Car Builder: Design, Construct and Test Your Own Cars. School Version with Lesson Plans. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Highsmith, Joni Bitman

    Car Builder is a scientific CD-ROM-based simulation program that lets students design, construct, modify, test, and compare their own cars. Students can design sedans, four-wheel-drive vehicles, vans, sport cars, and hot rods. They may select for aerodynamics, power, and racing ability, or economic and fuel efficiency. It is a program that teaches…

  8. Acquiring a CD-ROM Public Access Catalog System. Part 1: The Bottom Line May Not Be the Top Priority.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Helgerson, Linda W.

    1987-01-01

    Compares pricing of seven CD-ROM-based public access catalog systems for libraries of diverse sizes and groupings. Other features of the systems are outlined in the broad areas of database preparation, indexing, database updates, hardware, information retrieval, library controlled elements, interlibrary loan, reports, user support, future…

  9. Virtual Collaborations in the Spanish Class: From E-Mail to Web Design and CD-ROM Development.

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    Hellebrandt, Josef

    1999-01-01

    Modern technologies can provide language students with authentic content and contextualized, collaborative learning situations. This article illustrates how e-mail exchanges, Web exercises, and CD-ROM development between students in the United States and organizations in Ecuador can promote contextualized and authentic practice of Spanish language…

  10. Recovery of Data from the Narragansett Bay Project, 1985-1992: User's Manual and CD-ROM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Data from the 1985-1992 era of the Narragansett Bay Project, an estuary of the National Estuary Program, were recovered from numerous storage media, updated to modern software, and burned to CD-ROM. The data will be used by, among others, EPA researchers working on long-term tren...

  11. The Impact of CD-ROM on Library Operations and Universal Availability of Information: Festschrift in Honour of Maurice B. Line. International Essen Symposium (11th, Essen, Germany, September 26-29, 1988). Publications of Essen University Library 11.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Helal, Ahmed H., Ed.; Weiss, Joachim W., Ed.

    This festschrift contains 17 papers on the impact of CD-ROM technology: (1) "CD-ROM and Access to Information in the South" (Abdelaziz Abid); (2) "CD-ROM and Bridging of Cultural and Technological Gaps in Developing Countries" (Shmuel Sever); (3) "Electronic Publishing Developments and Opportunities from OCLC" (Janet Mitchell); (4) "Science…

  12. Development and testing of a CD-ROM based tutorial for nursing students: getting ready for HIPAA.

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    Feeg, Veronica D; Bashatah, Adel; Langley, Christena

    2005-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop and test a CD-ROM tutorial for nursing students to educate them on how the rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) affect them as they engage in patient care activities in hospitals. The project was completed in two parts, the first of which was production of a stand-alone, audio lecture, image and text self-instruction on CD-ROM to distribute to students as they began their clinical experience. The second part compared the effectiveness of learning the HIPAA content via CD-ROM to a text-directed, self study method. Students were pretested and randomly assigned to one of the types of instruction based on their seminar group assignment. One group received the CD-ROM, Getting Started with HIPAA, along with a journal article on HIPAA, while the other (control) group received only the journal article. All students were instructed to prepare for a test on their understanding about HIPAA by the end of the clinical rotation. The test was analyzed, and items clarified to yield a reliable Web-based examination with 20 questions, 18 of which were used in the analysis. The students' scores were analyzed before and after the instruction, and the methods of instruction were compared. The study findings demonstrated significant differences between experimental-group and control-group students' performance on a knowledge test of HIPAA, as well as overall satisfaction with learning the material by CD-ROM among students who used it. The tutorial is now available for all students, and the Web-based examination provides automatic scoring to a preestablished competence level. PMID:16130345

  13. SOFTWARE REVIEW: Multimedia Motion II. CD-ROM and Teacher's Guide

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Scaife, Jon A.

    2000-05-01

    expect. This is an issue that is in the teacher's hands; the package is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of learning aims. Audio clips are brief and to the point, with both female and male speakers. The commentary goes beyond the descriptive, raising interesting questions and issues and setting challenges for the user. The optional screen text is pitched at A-level. Video clips can be viewed at full screen, which is a big improvement over the first edition. There are some new clips and a few omissions from the first edition; further CDs of movie data are planned. Clips may be played forwards or backwards at various speeds using a scroll bar. This allows close control and analysis, which is useful for critical events in which changes are rapid, such as collisions. Printing of data and graphs is straightforward and the results are clear. Unlike the first edition, Multimedia Motion II only gives direct support to graphs with time as the abscissa. For graphs such as v(x) versus v(y), however, it is a simple matter to save the data directly into Excel or another spreadsheet. I encountered only one snag in using the CD: if I forgot to save my data before moving to a new clip I could not recover it. This failing could be mine, but I did try hard. The Teacher's Guide contains photocopiable worksheets and detailed discussion and graphs of the video clips. For each clip there is a section of `useful data and formulae'. The guide is not a necessity for using the CD-ROM but it would be a very handy A-level teaching resource, allowing the option of independent use by students. It is accompanied by a floppy disc containing sets of experimental data for the video clips, a useful option for quick demonstrations. In addition, the guide explains the interesting and creative option of making your own movie sequences from videotape, though access to a video card would be needed to do this. Imagine the motivational value of students recording themselves playing various sports, or

  14. The effects of a CD-ROM textbook on student achievement and cognition-level attainment of undergraduate biology students

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ludrick, Brad Burton

    Purpose of the study. This study was designed to measure the effects of CD-ROM textbook integration on student achievement and student cognition-level-attainment for undergraduate general biology students. Four sections of general biology were selected as the study group. Two sections served as the experimental group receiving CD-ROM textbook integration. The remaining two sections served as the control group, and were taught biological content utilizing a traditional textbook. Procedure. This study employed a pre-experimental research design, static group comparison (Ary, Jacobs, & Razavieh, 1996: 331), to determine if a CD-ROM textbook had significant effects on student cognition-level-attainment and content achievement of undergraduate biology students. The study was conducted during the 2001 spring semester at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The duration of the treatment was approximately sixteen weeks. Four sections of general biology (N = 101) were selected as the study group. Two of the four sections of general biology (n = 48) were randomly selected by the researcher via coin toss to serve as the experimental group, Group A, and were taught biological content utilizing a CD-ROM Textbook. The remaining two sections of general biology (n = 53) served as the control group, Group B, and were taught biological content utilizing a traditional textbook. Various statistical tests were used in analysis of the data. The ten null hypotheses were tested at the .05 level of significance. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program (SPSS), version 9.0 (SPSS, 1999), was used to process the data. Results. The results determined by this study were the overall effects of the CD-ROM textbook did not significantly differ from the effects of the traditional textbook on student content achievement and cognition-level-attainment. Conclusions. The utilization of CD-ROM textbook instruction is not superior at improving student achievement of biology content, as

  15. Earth in Space: A CD-ROM Version for Pre-College Teachers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pedigo, P.

    2003-12-01

    Earth in Space, a magazine about the Earth and space sciences for pre-college science teachers, was published by AGU between 1987 and 2001 (9 issues each year). The goal of Earth in Space was to make research at the frontiers of the geosciences accessible to teachers and students and engage them in thinking about scientific careers. Each issue contained two or three recent research articles, rewritten for a high school level audience from the original version published in peer-reviewed AGU journals, which were supplemented with short news items and biographic information about the authors. As part of a 2003 summer internship with AGU, sponsored by the AGU Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEHR) and the American Institute of Physics, this collection of Earth in Space magazines was converted into an easily accessible electronic resource for K-12 teachers and students. Every issue was scanned into a PDF file. The entire collection of articles was cataloged in a database indexed to key topic terms (e.g., volcanoes, global climate change, space weather). A front-page was designed in order to facilitate rapid access to articles concerning specific topics within the Earth and space sciences of particular interest to high school students. A compact CD-ROM version of this resource will be distributed to science teachers at future meetings of the National Science Teachers Association and will be made available through AGU's Outreach and Research Support program.

  16. Data base management system and display software for the National Geophysical Data Center geomagnetic CD-ROM's

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Papitashvili, N. E.; Papitashvili, V. O.; Allen, J. H.; Morris, L. D.

    1995-01-01

    The National Geophysical Data Center has the largest collection of geomagnetic data from the worldwide network of magnetic observatories. The data base management system and retrieval/display software have been developed for the archived geomagnetic data (annual means, monthly, daily, hourly, and 1-minute values) and placed on the center's CD-ROM's to provide users with 'user-oriented' and 'user-friendly' support. This system is described in this paper with a brief outline of provided options.

  17. ERIC [Instructional Guide for Use of the Dialog OnDisc Version of ERIC on CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lynn, Patricia D.

    This two-page paper is an instructional guide for the use of the DIALOG OnDisc version of ERIC on CD-ROM in a university library. It is noted that the computer with which the guide is to be used provides access to citations of documents and journal articles in the ERIC database from 1980 to the present. Instructions are provided in a sequential,…

  18. CD-ROM publication of the Mars digital cartographic data base

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Batson, R. M.; Eliason, E. M.; Soderblom, L. A.; Edwards, Kathleen; Wu, Sherman S. C.

    1991-01-01

    The recently completed Mars mosaicked digital image model (MDIM) and the soon-to-be-completed Mars digital terrain model (DTM) are being transcribed to optical disks to simplify distribution to planetary investigators. These models, completed in FY 1991, provide a cartographic base to which all existing Mars data can be registered. The digital image map of Mars is a cartographic extension of a set of compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM) volumes containing individual Viking Orbiter images now being released. The data in these volumes are pristine in the sense that they were processed only to the extent required to view them as images. They contain the artifacts and the radiometric, geometric, and photometric characteristics of the raw data transmitted by the spacecraft. This new set of volumes, on the other hand, contains cartographic compilations made by processing the raw images to reduce radiometric and geometric distortions and to form geodetically controlled MDIM's. It also contains digitized versions of an airbrushed map of Mars as well as a listing of all feature names approved by the International Astronomical Union. In addition, special geodetic and photogrammetric processing has been performed to derive rasters of topographic data, or DTM's. The latter have a format similar to that of MDIM, except that elevation values are used in the array instead of image brightness values. The set consists of seven volumes: (1) Vastitas Borealis Region of Mars; (2) Xanthe Terra of Mars; (3) Amazonis Planitia Region of Mars; (4) Elysium Planitia Region of Mars; (5) Arabia Terra of Mars; (6) Planum Australe Region of Mars; and (7) a digital topographic map of Mars.

  19. Applied Statistics: From Bivariate through Multivariate Techniques [with CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Warner, Rebecca M.

    2007-01-01

    This book provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked…

  20. Use of CD-ROM-based tool for analyzing contouring variations in involved-field radiotherapy for Stage III NSCLC

    SciTech Connect

    Soernsen De Koste, John R. van . E-mail: j.vansornsendekoste@vumc.nl; Senan, Suresh; Underberg, Rene W.M.; Oei, Swie Swat; Elshove, Dionne; Slotman, Ben J.; Lagerwaard, Frank J.

    2005-10-01

    Background: Interclinician variability in defining target volumes is a problem in conformal radiotherapy. A CD-ROM-based contouring tool was used to conduct a dummy run in an international trial of involved-field chemoradiotherapy for Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. Methods and Materials: The CT scan of an eligible patient was installed on an 'auto-run' CD-ROM incorporating a contouring program based on ImageJ for Windows, which runs on any personal computer equipped with a CD-ROM drive. This tool was initially piloted at four academic centers and was subsequently mailed, together with all relevant clinical, radiologic, and positron emission tomography findings, to all participating centers in the international trial. Clinicians were instructed to contour separate gross tumor volumes (GTVs) for the tumor and two enlarged nodes and a clinical target volume for the hilus. A reference 'consensus' target volume for each target was jointly generated by three other clinicians. Results: The data received from the four academic centers and 16 study participants were suitable for analysis. Data from one center was unsuitable for detailed analysis because the target volumes were contoured at 1.2-cm intervals. GTVs were available for a total of 21 tumors and 19 nodes, and 15 hilar clinical target volumes were available. The mean GTV of the primary tumor was 13.6 cm{sup 3} (SD, 5.2; median, 12.3; range, 8.3-26.9). The variation in the center of the mass relative to the mean center of the mass in the left-right, ventrodorsal, and craniocaudal axes was 1.5, 0.4, and 1.0 mm, respectively. The largest volume variation was observed for the right hilar clinical target volume (mean, 33.7 cm{sup 3}; SD, 31.2; median, 20.3; range, 4.8-109.9). Smaller variations were observed for the subcarinal node (mean, GTV, 1.9 cm{sup 3}; SD, 1.2; median, 1.7; range, 0.5-5.3), except caudally where the node was difficult to distinguish from the pericardium. The 'consensus' volumes for all

  1. ChemSkill Builder 2000, Version 6.1 [CD-ROM] (by James D. Spain and Harold J. Peters)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Keeney-Kennicutt, Reviewed By Wendy L.

    2000-07-01

    One of the major challenges for faculty teaching general chemistry is how to encourage students to practice solving problems. We know that for students to develop chemical intuition and problem-solving skills, they must "get their hands dirty" as they decipher and unravel problems inherent to our discipline. One tool that I've used since its release in 1996 is the ChemSkill Builder, an electronic homework package. The latest version, ChemSkill Builder (CSB) 2000, version 6.1, is an excellent, effective integration of teaching and testing most quantitative and conceptual learning objectives in an interactive way. It is inexpensive and easy to use for both students and faculty. The CSB 2000 package of personalized problem sets, specifically designed to complement most general chemistry courses, is a program on CD-ROM for PC Windows users (3.1, 95, or 98), with more than 1500 questions and a 3 1/2-in. record-management disk. There is a separate grade-management disk for the instructor. It has 24 gradable chapters, each with 5 or 6 sections, plus two new chapters that are not graded: Polymer Chemistry and an Appendix of Chemical Skills. Each section begins with a short review of the topic and many have interactive explanations. If students miss an answer, they are given a second chance for 70% credit. If they still miss, the worked-out solution is presented in detail. Students can work each section as many times as they wish to improve their scores. Periodically, the students download their data directly into a PC set up by the instructor. The data can be easily converted into an ASCII file and merged with a spreadsheet. The use of CD-ROM solves the sporadic problems associated with previous versions on 3 1/2-in. disks: software glitches, failed disks, and system incompatibilities. The quality and number of graphics and interactive exercises are much improved in this latest version. I particularly enjoyed the interactive explanations of significant figures and

  2. Imagination Express: Create Interactive Stories Fueled by the Power of Your Imagination. Destination: Rain Forest (CD-ROM disk and User's Guide).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1995

    Designed by educator-led development teams who view the computer as an enabling technology that encourages children to become active learners, this CD-ROM disk is intended for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The disk enables students to create interactive stories fueled by the power of their imaginations and create adventures set in an…

  3. Electronic Codebooks for Windows 95/98: 22 ECBs. Electronic Codebook (ECB) Updates for Previously Released Data Files. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM contains a separate electronic codebook for each of the following National Center for Education Statistics data sets: (1) B94, Baccalaureate and Beyond 1993-94 (restricted); (2) B97, Baccalaureate and Beyond 1993-97 (restricted); (3) BP4, Beginning Postsecondary Students 1990-94 (restricted); (4) FAC, 1992-93 National Student of…

  4. A Study of the Use of CD-ROM Computer Systems and Print Indexes at the University of Georgia Main Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Compton, Lawrence E.

    This study investigated the use patterns of four CD-ROM systems--Newsbank Electronic Index, SilverPlatter's ERIC and PsycLIT, and Dissertation Abstracts Ondisc--and their print index counterparts in the University of Georgia (UGA) Main Library, which houses collections and provides library services for the humanities, the social sciences, and…

  5. School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) 2000 Public-Use Data Files, User's Manual, and Detailed Data Documentation. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    This CD-ROM contains the raw, public-use data from the 2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) along with a User's Manual and Detailed Data Documentation. The data are provided in SAS, SPSS, STATA, and ASCII formats. The User's Manual and the Detailed Data Documentation are provided as .pdf files. (Author)

  6. Optical laser technology, specifically CD-ROM (Compact Disc - Read Only Memory) and its application to the storage and retrieval of information

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lind, David J.

    1987-06-01

    One of the significant problems of this information age is the production of vast amounts of information in a form that is neither convenient nor cost effective. A possible solution to this, is the new optical laser technology and its use in the storage and retrieval of large amounts of information. In many areas of DOD, the greatest benefit would be the regained space and weight associated with the distribution of the manuals and other typically paper products on a Compact Disc - Read Only Memory (CD-ROM). One CD-ROM weighs less than an ounce and is capable of storing over 270,000 pages of text. The saved shipping and handling costs alone would be astronomically reduced not to mention the end user who would have a more effective and efficient product. The CD-ROM is designed to work as a peripheral device to a microcomputer and can therefore be made available to any user within an IBM compatible microcomputer. The application/demonstration portion of this thesis took over 2 million database records, from the Transaction Ledger on Disc (TLOD), at the Naval Supply Center (NSC) in Oakland and pressed them to a single CD-ROM. The menu driven retrieval software with indexing on 3 criteria was also provided.

  7. Infusing Interactive, Multimedia CD-ROM Technology into the First-Year College-Level Geology Curriculum: Recent Examples from Radford University, United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sethi, Parvinder S.; Newbill, Phyllis Leary

    In recent years, several CD-ROM-based instructional technology applications have been developed for use in both high school and college level classrooms. As multimedia authoring techniques evolve as important tools for teaching, it is imperative that teachers and multimedia authors understand the importance of focusing on specifically how the…

  8. Multimedia Observations: Examining the Roles and Learning Outcomes of Traditional, CD-ROM Based, and Videoconference Observations in Pre-service Teacher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greene, H. Carol

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the role and learning outcomes of three types of classroom observations in a teacher education methods course: video-based CD-ROMS, videoconference-supported observations, and traditional face-to-face observations. It was not the goal of this study to compare the effectiveness of each type of observation to…

  9. Selected Conference Proceedings from the 1985 Videodisc, Optical Disk, and CD-ROM Conference and Exposition (Philadelphia, PA, December 10-12, 1985).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cerva, John R.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Eight papers cover: optical storage technology; cross-cultural videodisc design; optical disk technology use at the Library of Congress Research Service and National Library of Medicine; Internal Revenue Service image storage and retrieval system; solving business problems with CD-ROM; a laser disk operating system; and an optical disk for…

  10. A Tutorial on Using ERIC On Disc. Educational Resources Information Center CD-ROM Database.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Piette, Mary I.; Smith, Nathan M.

    This manual introduces the novice searcher to ERIC on Disc and discusses how to prepare for a search by creating a search statement; how to locate ERIC terms using the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors; and how to modify and limit the search using boolean logic. A computer keyboard illustration accompanies descriptions of the functions of the…

  11. Near-Horizontal, Two-Phase Flow Patterns of Nitrogen and Hydrogen at Low Mass Heat and Flux (on CD-ROM)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    VanDresar, N. T.; Siegwarth, J. D.

    2001-01-01

    One reason for NASA's interest in cryogenic two-phase flow with low mass and heat flux is the need to design spacecraft heat exchangers used for vaporizing cryogenic propellants. The CD-ROM provides digitized movies of particular flow patterns observed in experimental work. The movies have been provided in (QuickTime9Trademark) format, encoded at 320w x 240h pixels, 15 fps, using the Sorenson(Trademark) Video Codec for compression. Experiments were conducted to obtain data on the two-phase (liquid and vapor) flow behavior of cryogenic nitrogen and hydrogen under low mass and heat flux conditions. Tests were performed in normal gravity with a 1.5 degree up flow configuration. View ports in the apparatus permitted visual observation of the two-phase flow patterns. Computer codes to predict flow patterns were developed from theoretical/empirical models reported in the literature. Predictions from the computer codes were compared with experimental flow pattern observations. Results are presented employing the traditional two-dimensional flow pattern map format using the liquid and gas superficial velocities as coordinates. In general, the agreement between the experimental results and the analytical predictive methods is reasonably good. Small regions of the flow pattern maps are identified where the models are deficient as a result of neglecting phase change phenomena. Certain regions of the maps were beyond the range of the experiments and could not be completely validated. Areas that could benefit from further work include modeling of the transition from separated flow, collection of additional data in the bubble and annular flow regimes, and collection of experimental data at other inclination angles, tube diameters and high heat flux.

  12. Structuring software anthropometric variables on CD Rom as a facilitator of the process of design of work situations.

    PubMed

    Zanuncio, Sharinna Venturim; Mafra, Simone Caldas Tavares; Antônio, Carlos Emílio Barbosa; Lisboa Filho, Jugurta; Guimarães, Elza Maria Vidigal; da Silva, Vania Eugênia; de Souza, Amaury Paulo; Minette, Luciano José

    2012-01-01

    The environment where everyday activities are developed, these should be appropriate and the individual who will execute them, for greater efficiency of their work and even if you feel safe, comfortable and satisfied when interacting with that space, expending less energy to this interaction. Given this context, this study aims to structure a software with the results obtained in the field, from anthropometric measure to subsidize the furniture industry in manufacturing of furniture, definition work situations, considering the different anthropometric measurements made between 2001 and 2010, using data from this sample of adults aged 18 to 65 years old and children between 6 and 11 years old. It was convenient to make the software with a site, only instead of staying on the Web has been recorded on CD Rom. Tests with the prototype allow navigation through the structure of the software. The data needed to implement the remaining modules were also raised. Issues related to system layout and usability of the interface also were not considered, because it is an initial prototype. PMID:22317345

  13. Integrating CD-ROM Medline with electronic mail: first step in implementing new strategy for online reference library.

    PubMed

    Ribitzky, R

    1991-01-01

    Simultaneous ACCESS to and DISSEMINATION of electronically available PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, in a productive, Cost-of-Ownership effective, and affordable manner are now achievable. Emerging MANAGEMENT-OF-INFORMATION and SYSTEMS-INTEGRATION disciplines are essential contributing factors to devising and implementing NEW STRATEGIES for ONLINE REFERENCE LIBRARIES. Bringing integrated information closer to the ultimate user and RESHAPING the electronic databases and full-text management systems MARKETPLACE are the most significant outcomes. Key technology attributes are advancements in CD-ROM, Networking, and office automation. We have proven this concept by developing an INTERFACE between MEDLINE from COMPACT CAMBRIDGE and ALL-IN-1 from DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION. Saved search results are automatically routed to the individual's ALL-IN-1 account where further DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT and electronic mail functions may be performed. A 486Ware system from Logicraft and a five-members VAX-Cluster (respectively), are linked in a DECNet environment that is the foundation of Children's Integrated Hospital Information System. In phase one of the project up to 8 SIMULTANEOUS USERS may access the 8 RECENT YEARS, from any one of 1500 ACCESS POINTS (local and remote), and utilize any one of 150 NETWORKED PRINTERS. Opportunities are now within reach to expand the electronic library services while utilizing progressive methods and taking advantage of the best available technologies. PMID:1807668

  14. The use of U.S. Geological Survey CD-ROM-based petroleum assessments in undergraduate geology laboratories

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Eves, R.L.; Davis, L.E.; Dyman, T.S.; Takahashi, K.I.

    2002-01-01

    Domestic oil production is declining and United States reliance on imported oil is increasing. America will be faced with difficult decisions that address the strategic, economic, and political consequences of its energy resources shortage. The geologically literate under-graduate student needs to be aware of current and future United States energy issues. The U.S. Geological Survey periodically provides energy assessment data via digitally-formatted CD-ROM publications. These publications are free to the public, and are well suited for use in undergraduate geology curricula. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1995 National Assessment of United States Oil and Gas Resources (Digital Data Series or DDS-30) (Gautier and others, 1996) is an excellent resource for introducing students to the strategies of hydrocarbon exploration and for developing skills in problem-solving and evaluating real data. This paper introduces the reader to DDS-30, summarizes the essential terminology and methodology of hydrocarbon assessment, and offers examples of exercises or questions that might be used in the introductory classroom. The USGS contact point for obtaining DDS-30 and other digital assessment volumes is also provided. Completing the sample exercises in this report requires a copy of DDS-30.

  15. Kan Na! Authentic Chinese Reading. Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Self-Study. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Stephen; Hiple, David; Ning, Cynthia

    This compact disc offers several lessons in Chinese, including a photo feature from a Chinese newspaper, the service directory from a Chinese hotel room, a pamphlet for travelers from Taiwan, a family letter, an introduction to Chinese cuisine, an article about a hijacking, a letter of agreement between institutions, an odyssey of a teenaged boy,…

  16. The World History Videodisc, CD-ROM, and Master Guide: Non-European History [Multimedia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    This resource represents a virtual library of still and moving images, documents, maps, sound clips and text which make up the history of the non-European world from prehistoric times to the early 1990s. The interdisciplinary range of materials included is compatible with standard textbooks in middle and high school social science, social studies,…

  17. CD-ROM Based Multimedia Homework Solutions and Self Test Generator.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rhodes, Jeffrey M.; Bell, Christopher C.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses a prototype multimedia application that was designed to help college students solve problems and generate practice tests for an economics textbook. Highlights include step-by-step problem solving; a friendly interface; student tracking; inexpensive development costs; examples of screen displays; and generating random, scored tests on…

  18. Developing Portfolios in Education: A Guide to Reflection, Inquiry, and Assessment [with CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Ruth S.; Mims, J. Sabrina; Doyle-Nichols, Adelaide

    2006-01-01

    Within a conceptual and research framework about the usefulness of portfolios, this book suggests methods to organize the process, and provides tools that will be used not only during preparation programs but also for professional and academic advancement. Key features include: (1) Provides a conceptual framework for portfolio development: Readers…

  19. CD-ROM Spectroscope: A Simple and Inexpensive Tool for Classroom Demonstrations on Chemical Spectroscopy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wakabayashi, Fumitaka; Hamada, Kiyohito; Sone, Kozo

    1998-01-01

    Describes the construction and use of a spectroscope using a compact disk as a reflection grating. Lists instructions for viewing emission spectra of white or fluorescent light sources or discharge tubes, and absorption spectra of colored solutions. Includes modified directions and expanded activities. Contains 16 references. (WRM)

  20. Solid Waste Educational Resources and Activities: Let's Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

    This contains games, activities, publications, and resources for students and teachers on how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste. It also contains a screen saver featuring runners-up from the Earth Day 2000 art contest. Activities and games include titles such as "Planet Protectors,""Recycle City,""Trash and Climate Change," and…

  1. The American History Videodisc (Second Edition), CD-ROM, and Master Guide [Multimedia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    This resource represents a virtual library of still and moving images, documents, maps, sound clips and text which make up United States history from the Pre Columbian era to the early 1990s. The interdisciplinary range of materials included is compatible with standard textbooks in middle and high school social science, social studies, history,…

  2. The Western Civilization Videodisc (Second Edition), CD-ROM, and Master Guide [Multimedia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    This resource represents a virtual library of still and moving images, documents, maps, sound clips and text which make up the history of Western Civilization from prehistoric times to the early 1990s. The interdisciplinary range of materials included is compatible with standard textbooks in middle and high school social science, social studies,…

  3. Dissemination of U.S. Government Information in CD-ROM and Other Forms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernon, Peter,; McClure, Charles R.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses U.S. government information policy issues related to the dissemination of information, particularly in electronic format. Policy initiatives with implications for dissemination of government information are also considered, including reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act; revision of the Office of Management and Budget Circular…

  4. Analyses of natural gases, 1917-1997 (raw data only) (on cd-rom). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1998-06-01

    This tape contains routine analyses and related source data for 15,889 natural gas samples. These samples were collected as a part of a continous survey of the free world for occurrences of helium. This survey was conducted in the United States by the Bureau of Mines since 1917 until 1996. At that time, this duty was given to the Bureau of Land Management. In late 1965, the study was expanded to include foreign gasfields. Samples released for publication have been published in a series of bulletins and information circulars. Product contains all samples released for publications through December 31,1995. There is one record for each sample analysis.

  5. Analyses of natural gases, 1917-1995 (raw data only) (on cd-rom). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1997-06-01

    This tape contains routine analyses and related source data for 15,889 natural gas samples. These samples were collected as a part of a continous survey of the free world for occurrences of helium. This survey was conducted in the United States by the Bureau of Mines since 1917 until 1996. At that time, this duty was given to the Bureau of Land Management. In late 1965, the study was expanded to include foreign gasfields. Samples released for publication have been published in a series of bulletins and information circulars. Product contains all samples released for publications through December 31,1995. There is one record for each sample analysis.

  6. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), 1987-1994 (on cd-rom). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1996-09-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a national inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The final Toxic Chemical Release Form R and regulations for the 1987 reporting year were published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1988 (53 FR 4500-4554). The list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting consisted initially of chemicals listed for similar reporting purposes by the states of New Jersey and Maryland. There are over 300 chemicals and categories on these lists. The reporting requirement applies to owners and operators of facilities that have 10 or more full-time employees, that are in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 20 through 39 (i.e., manufacturing facilities) and that manufacture (including importing), process or otherwise use a listed toxic chemical in excess of specified threshold quantities. The following information is required on Form R: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, and water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database. The online TRI file should appeal to a broad based user audience.

  7. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), 1987-1993 (on cd-rom). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1995-11-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a national inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The final Toxic Chemical Release Form R and regulations for the 1987 reporting year were published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1988 (53 FR 4500-4554). The list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting consisted initially of chemicals listed for similar reporting purposes by the states of New Jersey and Maryland. There are over 300 chemicals and categories on these lists. The reporting requirement applies to owners and operators of facilities that have 10 or more full-time employees, that are in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 20 through 39 (i.e., manufacturing facilities) and that manufacture (including importing), process or otherwise use a listed toxic chemical in excess of specified threshold quantities. The following information is required on Form R: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, and water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database.

  8. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), 1987-1992 (on cd-rom). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a national inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The final Toxic Chemical Release Form R and regulations for the 1987 reporting year were published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1988 (53 FR 4500-4554). The list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting consisted initially of chemicals listed for similar reporting purposes by the States of New Jersey and Maryland. There are over 300 chemicals and categories on these lists. The reporting requirement applies to owners and operators of facilities that have 10 or more full-time employees, that are in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 20 through 39 (i.e., manufacturing facilities) and that manufacture (including importing), process or otherwise use a listed toxic chemical in excess of specified threshold quantities. The following information is required on Form R: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium-air, land, and water-annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database.

  9. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) 1987-1989, (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a National Inventory of toxic chemical emission from certain facilities. The following information is required: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, and water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database.

  10. Toxic release inventory (TRI), 1987-1990 (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-01-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a national inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The following information is required: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, and water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database.

  11. Toxic release inventory (TRI), 1987 (for CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    Nowak, G.D.; Merrick, E.

    1987-01-01

    Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish a National Inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. The following information is required: the name, location and type of business; off-site locations to which the facility transfers toxic chemicals in waste; whether the chemical is manufactured (including importation), processed, or otherwise used and the general categories of use of the chemical; an estimate (in ranges) of the maximum amounts of the toxic chemical present at the facility at any time during the preceding year; quantity of the chemical entering each medium - air, land, and water - annually; waste treatment/disposal methods and efficiency of methods for each waste stream; optional information on waste minimization; and a certification by a senior facility official that the report is complete and accurate. The law mandates that the data be made publicly available through a computer database.

  12. Inland area contingency plan and maps for Virginia (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1996-12-01

    EPA Region III has assembled on this CD a multitude of environmental data, in both visual and textual formats. While targeted for Facility Response Planning under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, this information will prove helpful to anyone in the environmental arena. Specifically, the CD will aid contingency planning and emergency response personnel. Combining innovative GIS technology with EPA`s state-specific data allows you to display maps, find and identify map features, look at tabular information about map features, and print out maps. The CD was designed to be easy to use and incorporates example maps as well as help sections describing the use of the environmental data on the CD, and introduces you to the IACP Viewer and its capabilities. These help features will make it easy for you to conduct analysis, produce maps, and browse the IACP Plan. The IACP data are included in two formats: shapefiles, which can be viewed with the IACP Viewer or ESRI`s ArcView software (Version 2.1 or higher), and ARC/INFO export files, which can be imported into ARC/INFO or converted to other GIS data formats. Point Data Sources: Sensitive Areas, Surface Drinking Water Intakes, Groundwater Intakes, Groundwater Supply Facilities, NPL (National Priority List) Sites, FRP (Facility Response Plan) Facilities, NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Facilities, Hospitals, RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Sites, TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) Sites, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Sites Line Data Sources: TIGER Roads, TIGER Railroads, TIGER Hydrography, Pipelines Polygon Data Sources: State Boundaries, County Boundaries, Watershed Boundaries (8-digit HUC), TIGER Hydrography, Public Lands, Populated Places, IACP Boundaries, Coast Guard Boundaries, Forest Types, US Congressional Districts, One-half Mile Buffer of Surface Drinking Water Intakes.

  13. Inland area contingency plan and maps for Pennsylvania (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1996-12-01

    EPA Region III has assembled on this CD a multitude of environmental data, in both visual and textual formats. While targeted for Facility Response Planning under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, this information will prove helpful to anyone in the environmental arena. Specifically, the CD will aid contingency planning and emergency response personnel. Combining innovative GIS technology with EPA`s state-specific data allows you to display maps, find and identify map features, look at tabular information about map features, and print out maps. The CD was designed to be easy to use and incorporates example maps as well as help sections describing the use of the environmental data on the CD, and introduces you to the IACP Viewer and its capabilities. These help features will make it easy for you to conduct analysis, produce maps, and browse the IACP Plan. The IACP data are included in two formats: shapefiles, which can be viewed with the IACP Viewer or ESRI`s ArcView software (Version 2.1 or higher), and ARC/INFO export files, which can be imported into ARC/INFO or converted to other GIS data formats. Point Data Sources: Sensitive Areas, Surface Drinking Water Intakes, Groundwater Intakes, Groundwater Supply Facilities, NPL (National Priority List) Sites, FRP (Facility Response Plan) Facilities, NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Facilities, Hospitals, RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Sites, TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) Sites, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Sites Line Data Sources: TIGER Roads, TIGER Railroads, TIGER Hydrography, Pipelines Polygon Data Sources: State Boundaries, County Boundaries, Watershed Boundaries (8-digit HUC), TIGER Hydrography, Public Lands, Populated Places, IACP Boundaries, Coast Guard Boundaries, Forest Types, US Congressional Districts, One-half Mile Buffer of Surface Drinking Water Intakes.

  14. Genetics, mental illness, and complex disease: development and distribution of an interactive CD-ROM for genetic counselors. Final report for period 15 August 2000 - 31 December 2002

    SciTech Connect

    McInerney, Joseph D.

    2003-03-31

    "Genetics and Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Program for Genetic Counselors" provides an introduction to psychiatric genetics, with a focus on the genetics of common complex disease, for genetics professionals. The program is available as a CD-ROM and an online educational resource. The on-line version requires a direct internet connection. Each educational module begins with an interactive case study that raises significant issues addressed in each module. In addition, case studies provided throughout the educational materials support teaching of major concepts. Incorporated throughout the content are expert video clips, video clips from individuals affected by psychiatric illness, and optional "learn more" materials that offer greater depth about a particular topic. The structure of the CD-ROM permits self-navigation, but we have suggested a sequence that allows materials to build upon each other. At any point in the materials, users may pause and look up terms in the glossary or review the DSM-IV criteria for selected psychiatric disorders. A detailed site map is available for those who choose to self navigate through the content.

  15. Developing CD-ROM based multimedia digital textbook of 'San-Yin-Jiao(SP-6) pressure for reducing the labor pain and shortening the labor time'.

    PubMed

    Kim, J; Jang, S; Kim, Y; Lee, S; Song, J

    2001-01-01

    The computer-based textbook is a new educational tool that promises to play a prominent role in the coming years. Classical instructional technologies, such as video, stills, audio files and computer programs with a textbook orientation, have been merged into one multimedia computer system and have created additional opportunities for learning in medical, dental and nursing education. The authors developed a hypermedia textbook of â San-Yin-Jiao pressure for reducing the labor pain and shortening the labor time' using a personal computer with hypermedia software that contains texts, images, videos, audios and literature citations. The target population of this educational CD-ROM would be nurse-midwives, clinical nurses working for the obstetric units, and faculty members who teach the Maternity and Women's Health Nursing. Valuable and practical experiences were obtained and shared. PMID:11604889

  16. A CD-ROM prototype of a multimedia-based interactive tool and guide, to perform quality control tests for the computed tomography scanners.

    PubMed

    Perris, A; Pateras, K; Rizopoulos, D; Skourlas, C; Maris, T

    1996-01-01

    Quality control tests for CT scanners are very important for correct machine performance, and for the radiation protection of patients and medical personnel. As proliferation of CT scanners continues, the need for distributable software tools to perform quality control tests becomes evident. A multimedia tool and guide will help medical physicists and technologists to perform these tests easily and correctly. The guide can be easily accessible in CD-ROM, or networked on the Internet. The user, medical physicist or technologist, can find in the present guide the pertinent theoretical information and the procedures necessary to perform the quality control tests, with the help of texts, CT images and photographs, narration and video. The results of the tests are automatically compared with machine specifications and acceptable values set by international bodies, and are stored in a table. PMID:8947894

  17. National Household Education Surveys Program. Electronic Codebook and Data Files. Early Childhood Program Participation, Before- and After-School Programs and Activities, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) is an ongoing project of the National Center for Education Statistics that uses random-digit-dial sampling and computer-assisted telephone interviewing to conduct studies on important education issues. There are three NHES data sets on this CD-ROM, which also contains the electronic codebook…

  18. Learning from History: The Nazi Era and the Holocaust in German Education = Lernen aus geschichte: Projekte zu Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust in schule und jugendar beit. [With CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brinkmann, Annette, Ed.; Ehmann, Annegret, Ed.; Milton, Sybil, Ed.; Rathenow, Hanns-Fred, Ed.; Wyrwoll, Regina, Ed.

    This project is the result of extensive research about the practical applications of "National Socialism and the Holocaust" in historical and political education in and outside schools and in educational work with young people. The multifaceted documentation, on CD-ROM, booklet and a Web site is aimed at a broad international and educational…

  19. Project PEGS! Practices in Effective Guidance Strategies: Interactive CD-ROM Series for Educators To Practice Positive Behavior Management Skills, October 1, 1999-December 30, 2002. Final Performance Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Quirk, Constance A.

    This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project designed to produce and field-test two computer-based interactive CD-ROMs: "PEGS! for Preschool" and "PEGS! for Secondary School". These programs, in a game format, provide beginning general and special educators with independent practice in using basic behavior…

  20. The Sun's Joules: What is Renewable Energy? An Introduction to "The Sun's Joules" CD-ROM and Energy Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weiskopf, Joyce Lowry

    This guide accompanies a compact disk that provides a comprehensive collection of information resources. The compact disk is organized according to energy sources and cross-referenced to issues that must be considered when making decisions about energy. This booklet, designed around questions common to high school students, illustrates how the…

  1. Which Book and Why: Using Book Bands and Book Levels for Guided Reading in Key Stage 1 [Includes CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bodman, Sue, Ed.; Franklin, Glen, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    We want all children to love reading, and Which Book and Why demonstrates how effective guided reading for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 can help teachers make this happen. Balancing theory and practice, this book explores how schools and teachers can implement guided reading more confidently and more effectively. Which Book and Why…

  2. Stickybear's Reading Fun Park. An Exciting Reading Adventure for Ages 4-8. School Version with Lesson Plans (Ages 4-8). [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Highsmith, Joni Bitman

    This software product teaches reading skills beyond simple word recognition. The accompanying twelve printed lesson plans are designed to complement the reading skills with other methods and areas of emphasis including kinesthetic learning, listening skills, decision making skills, syntactic understanding, word analysis, dictionary skills, and…

  3. Principal Facts for Gravity Data Collected in Wisconsin: A Web Site and CD-ROM for Distribution of Data

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Snyder, Stephen L.; Geister, Daniel W.; Daniels, David L.; Ervin, C. Patrick

    2004-01-01

    Principal facts for 40,488 gravity stations covering the entire state of Wisconsin are presented here in digital form. This is a compilation of previously published data collected between 1948 and 1992 from numerous sources, along with over 10,000 new gravity stations collected by the USGS since 1999. Also included are 550 gravity stations from previously unpublished sources. Observed gravity and complete-Bouguer gravity anomaly data for this statewide compilation are included here. Altogether, 14 individual surveys are presented here.

  4. Hangul Ro Boja! Authentic Korean Video. Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Self-Study. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joo, H.; Choo, M.; Yeun, Soo-ah Kim; Hiple, David

    This compact disc offers 10 Korean lessons from a variety of authentic sources, including the following: television commercials and scenes from a soap opera, news reports on politics, sports, the environment, and a book fair; and scenes from a Korean film, "Our Twisted Hero." The learner is lead through a series of activities aiding comprehension…

  5. Hangul Ro Boja! Authentic Korean Reading. Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Self-Study. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joo, H.; Yuen, Soo-ah Kim; Hiple, David

    This compact disc offers 15 Korean lessons from a variety of authentic sources including notes found on the family refrigerator, traditional folk tales, modern poetry, and Web journal articles about politics, technology, and popular culture. The learner is lead through a series of activities aiding comprehension and learning that sharpen…

  6. Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: Resources for Facilitators CD-ROM. The Assessing and Improving Student Organization (AISO) Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nolfi, Tricia; Ruben, Brent D.

    2010-01-01

    This companion to the "Guide for Students" and "Student Workbook" includes the complete set of PowerPoint slides, a PDF of the Facilitator's Guide in PPT (PowerPoint) slide show format, and PDFs of all scoring sheets, handouts and project planning guides needed for the AISO (Assessing and Improving Student Organization) process. The Assessing and…

  7. Global energy and water cycle experiment (GEWEX) continental-scale international project (GCIP); reference data sets CD-ROM

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Rea, Alan; Cederstrand, Joel R.

    1994-01-01

    The data sets on this compact disc are a compilation of several geographic reference data sets of interest to the global-change research community. The data sets were chosen with input from the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) Data Committee and the GCIP Hydrometeorology and Atmospheric Subpanels. The data sets include: locations and periods of record for stream gages, reservoir gages, and meteorological stations; a 500-meter-resolution digital elevation model; grid-node locations for the Eta numerical weather-prediction model; and digital map data sets of geology, land use, streams, large reservoirs, average annual runoff, average annual precipitation, average annual temperature, average annual heating and cooling degree days, hydrologic units, and state and county boundaries. Also included are digital index maps for LANDSAT scenes, and for the U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000, 1:100,000, and 1:24,000-scale map series. Most of the data sets cover the conterminous United States; the digital elevation model also includes part of southern Canada. The stream and reservoir gage and meteorological station files cover all states having area within the Mississippi River Basin plus that part of the Mississippi River Basin lying within Canada. Several data-base retrievals were processed by state, therefore many sites outside the Mississippi River Basin are included.

  8. The Inorganic Illustrator: A 3-D Graphical Supplement for Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry Courses Distributed on CD-ROM

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Childs, Scott L.; Hagen, Karl S.

    1996-10-01

    The visualization of molecular and solid state chemical structures in three dimensions is a particularly difficult problem for students to overcome when the primary means of communication is the two-dimensional world of textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projector screens. Recent editions of popular textbooks in organic, inorganic, and biochemistry have included stereoviews of molecules to aid the student, and stereoviews of crystal structures have been used in inorganic chemistry publications for many years. These are powerful aids for visualizing complex molecules, but with the exception of the biochemistry text mentioned above, they are limited to single, static images generally in black and white. Molecular model kits are routinely used very effectively in organic chemistry but their utility in inorganic chemistry is limited to all but the most simple molecules encountered. Now that personal computers are generally accessible and multimedia tools are starting to make an appearance in chemistry lecture halls (1), we can make our inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry and crystallography lectures come alive with the aid of the computer-based resources, which are the essence of this project. As part of this project we are accumulating a database of representative crystal structures of main group molecules, coordination complexes, organometallic compounds, small metalloproteins, bioinorganic model complexes, clusters, and solid state materials in Chem3D Plus format to be viewed with Chem3D Viewer, which is free software from Cambridge Scientific Computing. We are also generating a library of high-quality graphic images of these same molecules and structures using Cerius2 package from Molecular Simulations. These include polyhedral representations of clusters and solid state structures (see Fig. 1). Figure 1. Representation of the user interface: the title page and an example of polyhedral and ball-and-stick representation of an octanuclear iron-oxo cluster. The

  9. Inland area contingency plan and maps for Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, District of Columbia (on CD-ROM). Data file

    SciTech Connect

    1996-12-01

    EPA Region III has assembled on this CD a multitude of environmental data, in both visual and textual formats. While targeted for Facility Response Planning under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, this information will prove helpful to anyone in the environmental arena. Specifically, the CD will aid contingency planning and emergency response personnel. Combining innovative GIS technology with EPA`s state-specific data allows you to display maps, find and identify map features, look at tabular information about map features, and print out maps. The CD was designed to be easy to use and incorporates example maps as well as help sections describing the use of the environmental data on the CD, and introduces you to the IACP Viewer and its capabilities. These help features will make it easy for you to conduct analysis, produce maps, and browse the IACP Plan. The IACP data are included in two formats: shapefiles, which can be viewed with the IACP Viewer or ESRI`s ArcView software (Version 2.1 or higher), and ARC/INFO export files, which can be imported into ARC/INFO or converted to other GIS data formats. Point Data Sources: Sensitive Areas, Surface Drinking Water Intakes, Groundwater Intakes, Groundwater Supply Facilities, NPL (National Priority List) Sites, FRP (Facility Response Plan) Facilities, NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Facilities, Hospitals, RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Sites, TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) Sites, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Sites Line Data Sources: TIGER Roads, TIGER Railroads, TIGER Hydrography, Pipelines Polygon Data Sources: State Boundaries, County Boundaries, Watershed Boundaries (8-digit HUC), TIGER Hydrography, Public Lands, Populated Places, IACP Boundaries, Coast Guard Boundaries, Forest Types, US Congressional Districts, One-half Mile Buffer of Surface Drinking Water Intakes.

  10. Crocodile Physics. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This high school physics resource is a simulator for optics, electronics, force, motion, and sound. Students can study oscillations, look at sound waves, and use probes to graph a wide variety of quantities. Over 100 activities are pre-written, and students can easily create their own additional activities using the multimedia editor. (WRM)

  11. Crocodile Chemistry. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This high school chemistry resource is an on-screen chemistry lab. In the program, students can experiment with a huge range of chemicals, choosing the form, quantity and concentrations. Dangerous or difficult experiments can be investigated safely and easily. A vast range of equipment can be set up, and complex simulations can be put together and…

  12. Crocodile Technology. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    This high school physics computer software resource is a systems and control simulator that covers the topics of electricity, electronics, mechanics, and programming. Circuits can easily be simulated on the screen and electronic and mechanical components can be combined. In addition to those provided in Crocodile Technology, a student can create…

  13. CD-ROM vs. Online.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hlava, Marjorie M. K.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    This series of ten articles exploring users' reactions to optical data disk technologies, focuses on comparisons with online retrieval systems. The opinions of users and vendors on cost effectiveness, searchability, equipment requirements and performance, effectiveness, and efficiency are presented and discussed. (CLB)

  14. School Library Supplement. Putting Your Library Automation System to Work [and] Using Videodiscs in Research Projects [and] Library Security: What to Look For [and] Expanding Library/Media Services with Media Retrieval [and] How to Network CD-ROMs (and) The School Library Resource Directory.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Karpisek, Marian; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Presents five articles and a company resource directory to help librarians successfully incorporate technology into school libraries. Discusses actual situations, examines student needs, and gives advice to help librarians with library automation systems, videodiscs, library security systems, media retrieval, networking CD-ROMs, and locating…

  15. E-Link Record for CD-ROM: Presentations from National Idling Reduction Planning Conference: Developing Comprehensive, Nationwide Solutions for Heavy-vehicle Idling Reduction, May 2004

    SciTech Connect

    2004-05-31

    An all-inclusive event brings together trucking and transit companies; railroads; equipment manufacturers; local, State, and Federal government agencies (including regulators); and national research laboratories to identify consistent, workable solutions for the entire United States.

  16. Sensational Sea Life: A Teacher-Friendly Thematic Unit [with CD-ROM]. R.E.A.D. A.N.D. F.E.E.D. Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klingborg, Beverly; Cardinalli, Antonina

    This book is the second in a series of thematic units designed especially for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in kindergarten through the elementary grades. The unit focuses on sea creatures and is divided into seven sections. Five sections contain lessons on particular sea animals including whales, turtles, starfish, octopuses, and…

  17. Compilation of data on strippable Fort Union coals in the northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region: A CD-ROM presentation

    SciTech Connect

    Flores, R.M.; Bader, L.R.; Cavaroc, V.V.

    1998-04-01

    The Fort Union Formation and equivalent formations of Paleocene age in the northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region contain 14 strippable coals that yielded more than 30 percent of the 1.03 billion short tons produced in the United States in 1996. These thick, low contaminant, compliant coals, which are utilized by electric power plants in 28 States, are being assessed by the US Geological Survey. The minable coals occur in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana, Hanna, Carbon and Greater Green River Basins in Wyoming, and Williston Basin in North Dakota. Production during the past 25 years of thick, high quality Fort Union and equivalent coal beds and zones in the region increased from 40 to more than 340 million short tons. The Powder River Basin is projected to produce 416 million short tons of coal in 2015. Major production in the Powder River Basin is from the Wyodak-Anderson, Anderson-Dietz, and Rosebud coal deposits. Producing Fort Union coals in the Williston Basin include the Beulah-Zap, Hagel, and Harmon coal deposits. Producing Fort Union coals in the Greater Green River Basin are in five beds of the Deadman coal zone. Coal production in the Hanna Basin is from eight beds in the Ferris and Hanna Formations. Coals in the Powder River Basin and Williston Basin contain much less sulfur and ash than coals produced in other regions in the conterminous US. When sulfur values are compared as pounds of SO{sub 2} per million Btu (as received basis), Powder River Basin and Williston Basin coals have the lowest amounts of any coals in the conterminous US.

  18. Designing High Performance Schools (CD-ROM)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2002-10-01

    The EnergySmart Schools Design Guidelines and Best Practices Manual were written as a part of the EnergySmart Schools suite of documents, provided by the US Department of Energy, to educate school districts around the country about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Written for school administrators, design teams, and architects and engineers, the documents are designed to help those who are responsible for designing or retrofitting schools, as well as their project managers. This manual will help design staff make informed decisions about energy and environmental issues important to the school systems and communities.

  19. Producing a multimedia CD-ROM.

    PubMed

    Vogel, M; Bennett, G C

    2001-08-01

    The multimedia capabilities of modern computers promise a rich contribution to medical education, integrating video, animation and graphics as a single courseware package. Using the new generation of design tools, computer-assisted learning material can be successfully created in-house. PMID:11530589

  20. Partners in Science. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2000

    Partners in Science students, aided by community professionals, learn science by designing and conducting their own research. Partners in Science brings the community and schools closer together through a mentorship program. Scientists, in fields ranging from wildlife biology to space physics, are in frequent contact with classes and home-schooled…

  1. CD-ROM + Fax = Shared Reference Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fitzwater, Diana; Fradkin, Bernard

    1988-01-01

    Describes the Reference by GammaFax Project, which joined nine area libraries to provide cooperative reference access to optical disk databases. The configuration of disk players, microcomputers, and facsimile equipment used by the libraries is explained, and the improvements in cost effectiveness, provision of service, and librarian expertise are…

  2. Biomes and Natural Cycles. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    This interactive multimedia software illustrates and explains life on planet Earth through colorful and dynamic representations. Clear explanations and animation elucidate a variety of subjects such as the organization of the ecosphere, the flux of energy, water cycles, climates, and characteristics of regions across the globe. Five animated films…

  3. Montgomery GI Bill Amendments. Parts 1-2. Report To Accompany H.R. 1358, Which on March 9, 1989 Was Referred Jointly to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services. Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    This document contains the text of the Montgomery G.I. Bill Amendments as reported from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs (May 25, 1989) and the Committee on Armed Services (September 26, 1989). Each part includes the changes to the G.I. Bill as recommended by that committee, a history of the proposed amendments to the bill, major provisions of…

  4. Publishing Accessible Materials on the Web and CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.

    While it is generally simple to make electronic content accessible, it is also easy inadvertently to make it inaccessible. This guide covers the many formats of electronic documents and points out what to keep in mind and what procedures to follow to make documents accessible to all when disseminating information via the World Wide Web and on…

  5. Poultry Disease Risk Management: Biosecurity Instructional CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vaillancourt, Jean-Pierre; Lambert, Gene; Popovich, Laura W.

    2007-01-01

    Delivery and formatting techniques for technical materials have traditionally been determined by common sense, not cognitive theory. In fact, for hundreds of years, verbal messages in the form of lecture and print have been the primary method of disseminating information to the learner. To move beyond verbal messages and toward the assimilation of…

  6. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 1996. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of surveys designed to collect data from primary providers (institutions) of postsecondary education. It collects data in such areas as enrollment, program completions, faculty and staff, and financing. This compact disc (CD) contains data from the 1995-96 and 1996-97…

  7. Pricing Software and Information on CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibbins, Patrick

    1987-01-01

    Examines the relationships between purchases of optical data disk products, publishers, and software suppliers. The discussion covers current pricing strategies for optical data disk software and information products, and possible future developments in marketing and pricing. (CLB)

  8. An analyses of CD-ROM technology for spacelink

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smith, Willard A.

    1996-01-01

    This study first examined the possibility of placing NASA CD's in the Spacelink Public Electronic Library (SPEL). The goal of this task was to place these materials on the Internet. The second part of the study addressed the possibility of using CD's as storage for portions of SPEL. These files would also be on the Internet and available to the users of Spacelink.

  9. Perspectives in CD-ROM for Information Storage and Retrieval.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lunin, Lois F., Ed.; Schipma, Peter B., Ed.

    1988-01-01

    A series of six articles discusses the technology of optical data disks, current and possible future applications of this technology, their potential impact on information retrieval systems, and the potential problems as they apply to information science. (CLB)

  10. Marketing of Online and CD-ROM Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Carol; Oppenheim, Charles

    1994-01-01

    A survey of 20 British electronic information vendors found that 95% considered marketing important and suggested that it is likely to become more intensive and aggressive as competition increases in the information industry. Analyzed advertisements from professional journals and direct mail literature for readability, structure, and information…

  11. Tools for Education Policy Analysis [with CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mingat, Alain; Tan, Jee-Peng

    This manual contains a set of tools to assist policymakers in analyzing and revamping educational policy. Its main focus is on some economic and financial aspects of education and selected features in the arrangements for service delivery. Originally offered as a series of training workshops for World Bank staff to work with clients in the…

  12. DIGITAL ATLAS OF LAKE TEXOMA (CD-ROM)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked together to create a Digital Atlas of Lake Texoma. The Digital Atlas of Lake Texoma contains 29 digital map data sets covering Cooke and Grayson Counties in Texas, and Bryan,...

  13. Just What Are We Reading? Books on CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hammett, Roberta F.

    1997-01-01

    Discusses things for teachers to think about when selecting interactive books for their students, for example: whether the review was written by those in the software business or by educators; whether diverse possibilities for school use exist; whether the books are free of gender, racial, and class stereotypes; and whether the interactive book…

  14. Fathers' Involvement in Children's Learning: Tool Kit. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.

    The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education is a grassroots initiative to increase opportunities for families to participate in their children's learning at school and at home, to strengthen schools, and to improve student achievement levels. This compact disk from the Partnership contains materials and resources on fathers' involvement in…

  15. Montessori(TM) Math by Colors [CD Rom.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1995

    Montessori(TM) Learning Software programs are purportedly built upon the core concept of the Montessori philosophy, that a major path to intellectual development is through a child's hands and senses. Math by Colors, recommended for ages 4 to 8, encourages hands-on discovery by allowing the child to choose the right color from the assembled paint…

  16. Spelling Test Generator--Volume 1: English. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aud, Joel; DeWolfe, Rosemary; Gintz, Christopher; Griswold, Scott; Hefter, Richard; Lowery, Adam; Richards, Maureen; Yi, Song Choi

    This software product makes the manipulation of the more than 3000 most commonly used words in the English language easy to select and manipulate into various activities for elementary and middle school students. Users of the program have a variety of options: the program can automatically select words based on their age/grade level, frequency of…

  17. CD-ROM Technology Use in Developing Countries: An Evaluation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beaumont, Jane; Balson, David

    1988-01-01

    Describes an evaluative project in which a prototype bibliographic database on optical data disk was installed in six developing country libraries and a Canadian library. The results of the project are discussed in terms of user satisfaction and cost effectiveness, and recommendations are made to donor agencies, information providers, and…

  18. X-37 CD Rom (Mini Business Card Version)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stewart, Scotty

    2000-01-01

    The mini X-37 CD was developed as an educational tool for the public and commercial industry about the X-37 pathfinder vehicle program. This CD contains overview information about the X-37 program along with general vehicle system and technology description information.

  19. Diversity in Theological Education [with CD-ROM]. ATS Folio.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Pittsburgh, PA.

    This folio is provided as a resource for addressing race and ethnicity in theological education. "Using the Folio" suggests ways in which the various contents of the folio might be used in a range of institutional settings. "Perspectives on Diversity" presents, in a newsletter format, several short essays on diversity in theological education.…

  20. Learn with the Classics: Using Music To Study Smart at Any Age.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andersen, Ole; Marsh, Marcy; Harvey, Arthur

    This book, accompanied by a musical CD-ROM, provides information on how to enhance learning through music at any age. Sections include: (1) "Let Music Prime Your Brain For Learning," which teaches how important it is to prime the brain for learning through music; (2) "Study Smart," which demonstrates highly effective studying techniques devised by…

  1. 124 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals: A Guide to Handling Difficult Correspondence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grady, Marilyn L.

    This work's 124 sample letters and accompanying CD-ROM provide templates for important letters busy principals often do not have time to prepare. Chapter 1, "Thank-You Letters," includes 14 letters for staff, students, parents, guest and conference speakers, and donations. Chapter 2, "Appreciation Letters," contains seven letters for staff,…

  2. [Wernicke encephalopathy accompanying linitis plastica].

    PubMed

    Soós, Zsuzsanna; Salamon, Mónika; Oláh, Roland; Czégeni, Anna; Salamon, Ferenc; Folyovich, András; Winkler, Gábor

    2014-01-01

    Wernicke encephalopathy (or Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy) is a rarely diagnosed neurological disorder, which is caused by vitamin B1 deficiency. In the classical form it is characterized by a typical triad (confusion, oculomotor disturbance and ataxia), however, in the majority of the cases only confusion is present. It can be frequently observed in subjects with chronic alcohol consumption, but it may accompany different pathological states of which end stage malignant diseases are the most importants, where confusion may have different backgrounds. The authors present the case of an old male patient with advanced gastric cancer recognised and treated vitamin B1 deficiency, and they draw attention to difficulties of the diagnosis of Wernicke's disease. PMID:24379094

  3. 10 CFR 9.56 - Accompanying persons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... for Information, Access Or Amendment of Records Maintained About Them § 9.56 Accompanying persons. An individual requesting access to records about himself may be accompanied by another individual of his own choosing. Both the individual requesting access and the individual accompanying him shall sign the...

  4. 19 CFR 148.4 - Accompanying articles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Accompanying articles. 148.4 Section 148.4 Customs... (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS General Provisions § 148.4 Accompanying articles. (a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the...

  5. 19 CFR 148.4 - Accompanying articles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Accompanying articles. 148.4 Section 148.4 Customs... (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS General Provisions § 148.4 Accompanying articles. (a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the...

  6. 19 CFR 148.4 - Accompanying articles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Accompanying articles. 148.4 Section 148.4 Customs... (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS General Provisions § 148.4 Accompanying articles. (a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the...

  7. 19 CFR 148.4 - Accompanying articles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Accompanying articles. 148.4 Section 148.4 Customs... (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS General Provisions § 148.4 Accompanying articles. (a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the...

  8. 19 CFR 148.4 - Accompanying articles.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Accompanying articles. 148.4 Section 148.4 Customs... (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS General Provisions § 148.4 Accompanying articles. (a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the...

  9. The ACOSTA accompanying measure A2106.

    PubMed

    Thayer, C; De Moor, G; Van Goor, J

    1994-10-01

    At a time when the informatics and telecommunications industries are looking for new markets to exploit in relation, for example, to the emerging ISDN and broadband communications networks, there is a need to create a broad consensus in Europe by bringing together systematically the relevant industries including telecom service providers, health care providers, insurance organisations, standardisation experts and policy makers. The aim of the ACOSTA (Consensus Formation and Standardisation Promotion) Accompanying Measure is the creation of more general awareness of the relevant environment among all the parties, better specification of common requirements and options taking better account of the real needs of the users, and enlargement of the common market in health care telematics. PMID:7889758

  10. Computer modeling: from sports to spaceflight ... from order to chaos.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Danby, J. M. A.

    In this volume the problems of concern are those that can be modeled by systems of ordinary differential equations and cannot be solved by mathematical formulae. The subjects covered are diverse and include chaotic systems; population growth and ecology; sickness and health; competition and economics; sports; travel and reaction; space travel and astronomy; pendulums; springs; chemical and other reacting systems. Accompanying the book is software on a CD-ROM which includes over 50 projects from this book.

  11. [How to accompany a suicidal patient].

    PubMed

    Dorfman Lerner, B

    1986-06-01

    In this paper the author offers the prospective T.C. an orientation for the treatment of patients who have intended suicide. After examining general questions such as who and when people commit suicide, she presents an "Assessment of self-destructive potentiality" by Tabachnik & Farberow as a guide to the best prevention of the suicidal act. The metapsychological view of Freud as regards the repressed homicidal motivation in suicide is complemented by the views of Garma and Abadi. In respect to the process of accompaniment in these cases, the author suggests the appearance of four phases (simultaneous or in succession) that are: 1. the presence and the regard in which what is important for the patient is that the T.C. is there and affectionately regards him; 2. the listening, in which the T.C. provides facilities for the patient to speak; 3. the key word, in which "I comprehend" is the privileged T.C. expression; and 4. the dialogue. Within phase 3. discrimination can be made between different psycholinguistic aspects of the key expression, such as: a) its constituting aspects; b) its catarctic or economic aspect; c) its meaning a recognition of the patient's identity; and d) the emergence of hope. Also, as suicide is the end point of different psychopathologies, a brief indication of possible T.C. responses is given. In all these, the principal aim is to help the patient to elaborate a new life project. A clinical successful example shows how three T.C. were included in the treatment of a suicidal patient to accompany her in the recognition and tolerance of her own and others' aggressive feelings. Some philosophical considerations are added. PMID:3788628

  12. Mechanical Surface Waves Accompany Action Potential Propagation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Machta, Benjamin; El Hady, Ahmed

    2015-03-01

    The action potential (AP) is the basic mechanism by which information is transmitted along neuronal axons. Although the excitable nature of axons is understood to be primarily electrical, many experimental studies have shown that a mechanical displacement of the axonal membrane co-propagates with the electrical signal. While the experimental evidence for co-propagating mechanical waves is diverse and compelling, there is no consensus for their physical underpinnings. We present a model in which these mechanical displacements arise from the driving of mechanical surface waves, in which potential energy is stored in elastic deformations of the neuronal membrane and cytoskeleton while kinetic energy is stored in the movement of the axoplasmic fluid. In our model these surface waves are driven by the traveling wave of electrical depolarization that characterizes the AP, altering the electrostatic forces across the membrane as it passes. Our model allows us to predict the shape of the displacement that should accompany any traveling wave of voltage, including the well-characterized AP. We expect our model to serve as a framework for understanding the physical origins and possible functional roles of these AWs in neurobiology. See Arxiv/1407.7600

  13. 9 CFR 93.208 - Articles accompanying poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Articles accompanying poultry. 93.208... AGRICULTURE EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS (INCLUDING POULTRY) AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS;...

  14. 9 CFR 93.208 - Articles accompanying poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Articles accompanying poultry. 93.208... AGRICULTURE EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS (INCLUDING POULTRY) AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS;...

  15. 9 CFR 93.208 - Articles accompanying poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Articles accompanying poultry. 93.208... AGRICULTURE EXPORTATION AND IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS (INCLUDING POULTRY) AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS;...

  16. Surgical management of complete penile duplication accompanied by multiple anomalies

    PubMed Central

    Karaca, Irfan; Turk, Erdal; Ucan, A. Basak; Yayla, Derya; Itirli, Gulcin; Ercal, Derya

    2014-01-01

    Diphallus (penile duplication) is very rare and seen once every 5.5 million births. It can be isolated, but is usually accompanied by other congenital anomalies. Previous studies have reported many concurrent anomalies, such as bladder extrophy, cloacal extrophy, duplicated bladder, scrotal abnormalities, hypospadias, separated symphysis pubis, intestinal anomalies and imperforate anus; no penile duplication case accompanied by omphalocele has been reported. We present the surgical management of a patient with multiple anomalies, including complete penile duplication, hypo-gastric omphalocele and extrophic rectal duplication. PMID:25408817

  17. Roles and influence of people who accompany patients on visits to the doctor.

    PubMed Central

    Brown, J. B.; Brett, P.; Stewart, M.; Marshall, J. N.

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of patients who are accompanied by another person (ie, partner, child, relative, friend) during visits to their doctors; to describe the demographic characteristics and role(s) assumed by the main accompanying person and the nature of the presenting dyads; and to describe the influence of the main accompanying person on the patient-doctor interaction. DESIGN: Prospective observational survey. SETTING: Family practices in London, Ont, and surrounding area. PARTICIPANTS: Eight family physicians completed surveys on 100 consecutive patients attending for both regularly scheduled and emergency visits. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Roles and influence of the main accompanying person. RESULTS: Approximately one third (30.4%) of patients were accompanied during visits to their doctors. Children and patients older than 75 years most frequently had another person with them. Most patients (74.1%) were accompanied by one person who most often was female (72.6%) and between the ages of 21 and 40 years (53.6%). The accompanying person's role was most frequently described by doctors as an advocate for the patient (n = 235, 68.5%). If the accompanying person was a child, however, the role was most often described as a silent observer (n = 36, 68.6%). The influence of the main accompanying person on the patient-doctor encounter was usually described as positive (95.1%). CONCLUSIONS: Physicians report that people accompanying patients usually have a positive influence on medical encounters. Future studies need to include patients' and accompanying persons' perspectives. PMID:9721420

  18. Mechanical surface waves accompany action potential propagation.

    PubMed

    El Hady, Ahmed; Machta, Benjamin B

    2015-01-01

    Many diverse studies have shown that a mechanical displacement of the axonal membrane accompanies the electrical pulse defining the action potential (AP). We present a model for these mechanical displacements as arising from the driving of surface wave modes in which potential energy is stored in elastic properties of the neuronal membrane and cytoskeleton while kinetic energy is carried by the axoplasmic fluid. In our model, these surface waves are driven by the travelling wave of electrical depolarization characterizing the AP, altering compressive electrostatic forces across the membrane. This driving leads to co-propagating mechanical displacements, which we term Action Waves (AWs). Our model allows us to estimate the shape of the AW that accompanies any travelling wave of voltage, making predictions that are in agreement with results from several experimental systems. Our model can serve as a framework for understanding the physical origins and possible functional roles of these AWs. PMID:25819404

  19. Ocular myasthenia gravis accompanied by anosmia.

    PubMed

    Chen, Ying; Wang, Li; Zhou, Li; Gao, Ying

    2016-02-01

    We report a case of ocular myasthenia gravis (MG) accompanied by anosmia. A 76-year-old man had idiopathic anosmia of 2-year duration. Four months before consultation, he began to have drooping in the right upper eyelid along with muscle soreness, distension, and pain in the nape. His tongue was dark-red with a thin and white coating; his pulse was wiry and slippery. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, eyelid drooping and anosmia are the main signs of liver constraint and spleen deficiency. In Western Medicine, the diagnosis was ocular MG and idiopathic anosmia. Our patient, along with the literature, suggests that anosmia may be an early symptom before MG. MG accompanied by anosmia could be a special subtype of MG according to antibody production and symptoms. PMID:26946629

  20. Mechanical surface waves accompany action potential propagation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    El Hady, Ahmed; Machta, Benjamin B.

    2015-03-01

    Many diverse studies have shown that a mechanical displacement of the axonal membrane accompanies the electrical pulse defining the action potential (AP). We present a model for these mechanical displacements as arising from the driving of surface wave modes in which potential energy is stored in elastic properties of the neuronal membrane and cytoskeleton while kinetic energy is carried by the axoplasmic fluid. In our model, these surface waves are driven by the travelling wave of electrical depolarization characterizing the AP, altering compressive electrostatic forces across the membrane. This driving leads to co-propagating mechanical displacements, which we term Action Waves (AWs). Our model allows us to estimate the shape of the AW that accompanies any travelling wave of voltage, making predictions that are in agreement with results from several experimental systems. Our model can serve as a framework for understanding the physical origins and possible functional roles of these AWs.

  1. Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma Accompanying Gorlin Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Bilir, Yeliz; Gokce, Erkan; Ozturk, Banu; Deresoy, Faik Alev; Yuksekkaya, Ruken; Yaman, Emel

    2014-01-01

    Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by skeletal anomalies, numerous cysts observed in the jaw, and multiple basal cell carcinoma of the skin, which may be accompanied by falx cerebri calcification. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly skin tumor with slow clinical course and low metastatic potential. Its concomitance with Gorlin syndrome, resulting from a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene, may substantially change morbidity and mortality. A 66-year-old male patient with a history of recurrent basal cell carcinoma was presented with exophthalmus in the left eye and the lesions localized in the left lateral orbita and left zygomatic area. His physical examination revealed hearing loss, gapped teeth, highly arched palate, and frontal prominence. Left orbital mass, cystic masses at frontal and ethmoidal sinuses, and multiple pulmonary nodules were detected at CT scans. Basal cell carcinoma was diagnosed from biopsy of ethmoid sinus. Based on the clinical and typical radiological characteristics (falx cerebri calcification, bifid costa, and odontogenic cysts), the patient was diagnosed with metastatic skin basal cell carcinoma accompanied by Gorlin syndrome. Our case is a basal cell carcinoma with aggressive course accompanying a rarely seen syndrome. PMID:25506011

  2. Training Transfer between CD-ROM Based Instruction and Traditional Classroom Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petty, Gregory C.; Lim, Doo H.; Zulauf, Jeff

    2007-01-01

    Many research studies on the effect of organizational factors on training transfer have been conducted, but few studies have considered the effect that different training delivery methods have on training transfer. This study sought to identify if there is any difference in the perceived transfer of training between traditional classroom…

  3. Mission Mathematics II: Prekindergarten-Grade 2 (with CD-ROM)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hynes, Ellen Mary, Ed.; Blair, Catherine, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    Get students into math using outer space! Mission Mathematics translates the NASA experience into language and experiences appropriate for young learners, and provides teachers with mathematics activities that complement many of the available NASA resources for students and educators. In these motivating investigations, young children engage in…

  4. Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Hot and Dry Climates (CD-ROM)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2002-03-01

    School districts around the country are finding that smart energy choices can help them save money and provide healthier, more effective learning environments. By incorporating energy improvements into their construction or renovation plans, schools can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs. These savings can be redirected to educational needs. The design guidelines outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of your K-12 school. By incorporating these principles, you can create and exemplary building that is both energy and resource efficient.

  5. UCF's Support for Teaching and Learning Online: CD-ROM Development, Faculty Development, and Statewide Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Truman-Davis, Barbara; Futch, Linda; Thompson, Kelvin; Yonekura, Francisca

    The University of Central Florida (UCF) has developed an award winning faculty development program providing experiential, collaborative learning for instructors to build online programs. A project is now underway to extend training throughout the state of Florida. Supporting students is also essential to the success of teaching online. The…

  6. A Guideline for Assessing CD-ROM Software as Supplemental Material to Language Arts Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crawley, Mary

    This paper is based on the premise that as computer assisted learning becomes more prevalent, teachers will be required to make decisions as to the quality of the software available for instruction. Assessment guidelines from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Digest No. 79 and the North Carolina Department of Public…

  7. KAN NA! Authentic Chinese Video. Lessons for Intermediate to Advanced Self-Study. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Stephen; Hiple, David; Ning, Cynthia

    This compact disc (CD) offers 20 lessons based on selected Chinese language video clips. Filmed on location in Beijing, these naturalistic video clips consist mainly of unrehearsed interviews with ordinary people. The learner is lead through a series of activities aiding comprehension and learning that sharpen communication strategies and…

  8. Education about Child Sexual Abuse on Interactive Multimedia CD-Rom for Undergraduate Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine

    2004-01-01

    In many countries, one aspect of health education, namely child sexual abuse, has become an important issue for teachers in pre-schools, primary schools and high schools to address. In Australia, many states now have mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse by teachers to their Principals then to the police or the Department of Families.…

  9. The High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center, Version 1. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitlock, Laura A.; Allen, Jesse S.; Lochner, James C.

    The High-Energy Astrophysics (HEA) Learning Center gives students, teachers, and the general public a window into the world of high-energy astrophysics. The universe is revealed through x-rays and gamma rays where matter exists under extreme conditions. Information is available on astrophysics at a variety of reading levels, and is illustrated…

  10. SOFTWARE REVIEW: The Advanced Physics Virtual Laboratory Series: CD-ROM Thermodynamics and Molecular Physics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dobson, Ken

    1998-09-01

    The program installed easily although the inexperienced might be as terrified as I was by the statements threatening to delete various files it had found on my machine. However, I ignored these and all went well. The user is faced with a menu of 14 simulations covering molecular topics such as the Kinetic Model of an Ideal Gas, Diffusion (through a variable diameter aperture) and a Semi-permeable Membrane, the Maxwell Distribution and Brownian Motion. Thermodynamics is covered by simulations of ideal-gas behaviour at constant pressure, volume and temperature. This is extended to deal with adiabatic changes, the work done by and on a gas, specific heats, work cycles, and to the behaviour of real gases in evaporation and condensation. Finally there are short video-clips of actual experiments showing gas and vapour behaviour. Each simulation is displayed in a `picture window' which gives a qualitative display of how molecules are moving in a container, or how a parameter changes as conditions are varied, as appropriate. Attached (somewhat loosely as it turned out) to these are relevant graphs showing how the important variables such as temperature, volume and pressure change as conditions are changed. The simulations are dynamic and set off by clicking on a RUN button. The simulation can be stopped at any stage and reset to change parameters. It is easy to change the conditions of the simulation by moving sliders along a scale. I particularly liked the simulations of molecular behaviour and the isotherms of a real gas - an ideal case for animation. Each simulation has a short spoken commentary which you can switch in, a brief drop-down text describing the simulation, and a single question. This is where, I felt, things started to go wrong. The simulation displays are informative and give a good visual impression of a part of physics that students find abstract and difficult. But the supporting commentary and text are much too thin for, say, `supported self-study'. Equations are presented without too much explanation, and definitions of key symbols are occasionally lacking - or have appeared in a different simulation and are not repeated. Where proofs or developments of formulae are presented steps are often left out. This means that students will get quite frustrated unless they have had some prior instruction or have read a fuller treatment in a textbook. The spoken commentary is slightly different from the text and leaves out the equations (sensibly enough!). Poor proof reading has allowed `typos' to stay in some places (notably the question in the Gas Diffusion simulation). Indeed the questions are particularly poor. On the whole they require the students to make some kind of calculation - and getting the right answer to these may not demonstrate understanding of the basic physics. Students will even so be quite frustrated by questions that are not based on the formulae in the text, or data from the simulation, and sometimes require concepts (e.g. molar mass) not mentioned anywhere. In one case a simulation headed isovolumic has a question in which the rather terrifying term isochoric is used instead. The answers to questions are given, but are rather misleadingly called solutions - all we get is the numerical answer, with no kind of help in finding out what went wrong. Students may also be frustrated by not knowing - or even being able to guess - how to input an answer in the same format as in the solution. Equally annoying is that when you pull down the question the graphical attachments to the main picture remain on top in the window, and have to dragged out of the way if you want to read it. I think that the authors need to do some more work in tidying up these aspects of the product. However, I have a more fundamental objection to the text in the thermodynamic simulations. I think that the difficult aspects of thermodynamics definitions and nomenclature have been skated over a little too glibly, and in addition it all reads as rather old-fashioned. The distinction (where appropriate) between heat and internal energy

  11. Math Process Standards Series, Grades PreK-2 [with CD-ROMs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Process Standards support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every primary teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require…

  12. Parenting Wisely: Parent Training via CD-ROM with an Australian Sample

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cefai, Josie; Smith, David; Pushak, Robert E.

    2010-01-01

    The effectiveness of a parenting program was examined with an Australian sample regarding improved parent knowledge, parental sense of competence, and child behavior. One hundred and sixteen parents and their children were randomly assigned to three conditions: a two-session group based intervention, a two-session self-administered individual…

  13. Student Data Handbook, 1994: Elementary/Secondary and Early Childhood Education. On Disk. [CD ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    This handbook is a major effort to establish current and consistent terms, definitions, and classification codes to maintain, collect, report, and exchange comparable information about students. The selection of terms represents the best combined judgment of many individuals as to what data might be most useful for decision making about…

  14. Computer-Assisted CBT for Child Anxiety: The Coping Cat CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Khanna, Muniya S.; Kendall, Philip C.

    2008-01-01

    Empirical data support the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for child anxiety, but there is need and merit in the development and evaluation of cost-effective and transportable CBT approaches. Relatedly, a widely endorsed goal is the dissemination of evidence-based treatments from research clinics to community settings.…

  15. Making Good Choices: A Guide for Schools and Districts. Revised Edition. [with CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferguson, Maria

    This guide was designed to help schools develop effective programs in comprehensive school reform (CSR). It emphasizes that a school's CSR approach should be based on its needs, keeping in mind that one model may not provide every aspect of a school's comprehensive reform effort. Even so, a CSR model that meets the U.S. Department of Education's…

  16. Small College Guide to Financial Health: Weathering Turbulent Times [with CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Townsley, Michael K.

    2009-01-01

    In this timely book, financial consultant and experienced college administrator Mike Townsley examines the financial and strategic resources that private colleges and universities must have in place to withstand the storm. Small college presidents, CFOs, planners, chief academic officers, and board members all have a hand on the tiller and will…

  17. Internet & ESL Resource CDROM. Kentucky Migrant Technology Project [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY.

    Developed by the Kentucky Migrant Technology Project, this CDROM contains English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) lessons, Internet resources for ESL and migrant education, and educational games. The disk runs in Windows 95 or 98. The ESL lessons were created in Microsoft PowerPoint and are best viewed with Microsoft's PowerPoint Viewer97, which can be…

  18. User Interface Evaluation of a Multimedia CD-ROM for Teaching Minor Skin Surgery

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ahmed, Jamil Shaikh; Coughlan, Jane; Edwards, Michael; Morar, Sonali S.

    2009-01-01

    Expert operative information is a prerequisite for any form of surgical training. However, the shortening of working hours has reduced surgical training time and learning opportunities. As a potential solution to this problem, multimedia programs have been designed to provide computer-based assistance to surgical trainees outside of the operating…

  19. "Body Morph": Feasibility Testing of an Interactive CD-ROM to Teach Young Adolescents about Puberty

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cousineau, Tara M.; Franko, Debra L.; Green, Traci C.; Watt, Meredith; Rancourt, Diana

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility of an interactive computer program among 34 sixth and seventh grade children and to assess the potential for knowledge acquisition about puberty. Based on a developmental self-esteem approach to teach children about their bodies, the "Body Morph" program was designed to maximize the…

  20. Navigating through Measurement in Grades 3-5 (with CD-ROM)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anderson, Nancy Canavan; Gavin, M. Katherine; Dailey, Judith; Stone, Walter; Vuolo, Janice

    2005-01-01

    This book follows students' natural progression from measuring with informal or nonstandard units to using standard units to measure such attributes as length, weight, angle, and temperature. Activities extend students' learning to the measurement of two- and three-dimensional objects. Students work in a variety of lively real-world contexts,…

  1. Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and Their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ertem, Ihsan Seyit

    2011-01-01

    With dramatic changes and recent advances in multimedia, digital technologies through computers propose new ways for introducing kids to the literacy. Literacy educators have stated that traditional printed books are not sufficient and electronic books have the potential to change reading skills. As a valuable tool in educational settings new and…

  2. SOFTWARE REVIEW: The Advanced Physics Virtual Laboratory Series: CD-ROM Thermodynamics and Molecular Physics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dobson, Ken

    1998-09-01

    The program installed easily although the inexperienced might be as terrified as I was by the statements threatening to delete various files it had found on my machine. However, I ignored these and all went well. The user is faced with a menu of 14 simulations covering molecular topics such as the Kinetic Model of an Ideal Gas, Diffusion (through a variable diameter aperture) and a Semi-permeable Membrane, the Maxwell Distribution and Brownian Motion. Thermodynamics is covered by simulations of ideal-gas behaviour at constant pressure, volume and temperature. This is extended to deal with adiabatic changes, the work done by and on a gas, specific heats, work cycles, and to the behaviour of real gases in evaporation and condensation. Finally there are short video-clips of actual experiments showing gas and vapour behaviour. Each simulation is displayed in a `picture window' which gives a qualitative display of how molecules are moving in a container, or how a parameter changes as conditions are varied, as appropriate. Attached (somewhat loosely as it turned out) to these are relevant graphs showing how the important variables such as temperature, volume and pressure change as conditions are changed. The simulations are dynamic and set off by clicking on a RUN button. The simulation can be stopped at any stage and reset to change parameters. It is easy to change the conditions of the simulation by moving sliders along a scale. I particularly liked the simulations of molecular behaviour and the isotherms of a real gas - an ideal case for animation. Each simulation has a short spoken commentary which you can switch in, a brief drop-down text describing the simulation, and a single question. This is where, I felt, things started to go wrong. The simulation displays are informative and give a good visual impression of a part of physics that students find abstract and difficult. But the supporting commentary and text are much too thin for, say, `supported self-study'. Equations are presented without too much explanation, and definitions of key symbols are occasionally lacking - or have appeared in a different simulation and are not repeated. Where proofs or developments of formulae are presented steps are often left out. This means that students will get quite frustrated unless they have had some prior instruction or have read a fuller treatment in a textbook. The spoken commentary is slightly different from the text and leaves out the equations (sensibly enough!). Poor proof reading has allowed `typos' to stay in some places (notably the question in the Gas Diffusion simulation). Indeed the questions are particularly poor. On the whole they require the students to make some kind of calculation - and getting the right answer to these may not demonstrate understanding of the basic physics. Students will even so be quite frustrated by questions that are not based on the formulae in the text, or data from the simulation, and sometimes require concepts (e.g. molar mass) not mentioned anywhere. In one case a simulation headed isovolumic has a question in which the rather terrifying term isochoric is used instead. The answers to questions are given, but are rather misleadingly called solutions - all we get is the numerical answer, with no kind of help in finding out what went wrong. Students may also be frustrated by not knowing - or even being able to guess - how to input an answer in the same format as in the solution. Equally annoying is that when you pull down the question the graphical attachments to the main picture remain on top in the window, and have to dragged out of the way if you want to read it. I think that the authors need to do some more work in tidying up these aspects of the product. However, I have a more fundamental objection to the text in the thermodynamic simulations. I think that the difficult aspects of thermodynamics definitions and nomenclature have been skated over a little too glibly, and in addition it all reads as rather old-fashioned. The distinction (where appropriate) between heat and internal energy for a gas is not made and I would have liked to see a more up-to-date emphasis on transfers of energy rather than transformations. In brief: the gases are rarely heated or cooled, they gain or lose heat; it is often hard to make out from the text which way energy is going, or what is working on what. There is a bald statement that `a gas can do work'. Elsewhere a gas `produces work', then it `converts heat into work'. I suppose that some teachers (and exam boards) are quite happy with all this, and those that aren't can ban their students from reading the text! On balance, I'd be reluctant to lay out what is quite a lot of money for this particular set of simulations.

  3. State Library Agencies Data FY 1997. On Disk. [CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The State Library Agencies (STLA) Survey is conducted annually and is the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This fourth Survey in the series provides state…

  4. Teaching Digitally: A Guide for Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum [with CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tomei, Lawrence A.

    This book is designed as a personal reference tool for K-12 teachers, distance educators, and corporate trainers integrating technology into the curriculum. "Part 1: Understanding the Basics of Instructional Technology" sets the stage with an introductory examination of the discipline of instructional technology. Part 1 contains chapters:…

  5. Exploring the Diffraction Grating Using a He-Ne Laser and a CD-ROM.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tellinghuisen, Joel

    2002-01-01

    A compact disc (CD) serves as a diffraction grating for the study of the dependence of angles of diffracted beams on that of the incident beam from a laser. The demonstration/experiment illustrates the occurrence of different orders of diffraction. Knowledge of the wavelength of the laser permits determination of the groove spacing within ~1% by…

  6. Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences [with CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunn, Dana S., Ed.; Smith, Randolph A., Ed.; Beins, Barney, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities. A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of: (1) ways to integrate these courses; (2) how to promote ethical conduct;…

  7. Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities. [With CD-ROM].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burton, Orville Vernon, Ed.

    This book-and-CD package provide a lively, hands-on introduction for teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. New technology is changing the nature of research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. From specialized online forums to Web-based teaching and distance learning, computers are being used to expand…

  8. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches [with CD-ROM]. Second Edition

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Creswell, John W.

    2006-01-01

    This new version explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Using an accessible and engaging writing style, the author compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of quality, and…

  9. Instructional Patterns: Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning [with CD-ROM

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holt, Larry Charles; Kysilka, Marcella L.

    2005-01-01

    "Instructional Patterns: Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning" examines instruction from the learners' point of view by showing how instructional patterns can be used to maximize the potential for students to learn. This book explores the interactive patterns that exist in today's classroom and demonstrates how teachers can facilitate the…

  10. Primary Pupils Recall of Interactive Storybooks on CD-ROM: Inconsiderate Interactive Features and Forgetting

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trushell, John; Maitland, Amanda

    2005-01-01

    The use of interactive storybooks in the primary classroom has the potential to facilitate pupils reading, in small groups or individually. However, critics have expressed concern at the exposure of pupils to interactive storybooks. In particular, concern has been expressed that the interactive animations and sound effects in such storybooks may…

  11. ADONIS: One Library's Experience with a CD-ROM Document Delivery System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pereira, Monica

    Academic libraries have traditionally used interlibrary lending to facilitate document delivery. The trend of stagnating or dwindling serials budgets in libraries, coupled with increased journal costs, has served to increase libraries' reliance on the benefits of consortium pricing and shared costs, by utilizing interlibrary lending of journals.…

  12. Events Management Education through CD-ROM Simulation at Victoria University of Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Perry, Marcia; And Others

    There has been a rapid growth in the events industry in Victoria and Australia over the past five years with an increase in large scale events--resulting in substantive economic impact. The growth in events in Australia is projected to continue to beyond 2001. The Department of Management at Victoria University of Technology (VU) received a…

  13. Welcome to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise: Educational CD-ROM Activity Supplement

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    Since its inception in 1958, NASA has been studying the Earth and its changing environment by observing the atmosphere, oceans, land, ice, and snow, and their influence on weather and climate. We now understand that the key to gaining a better understanding of the global environment is exploring how the Earth's systems of air, land, water, and life interact with each other. This approach-called Earth Systems Science-blends together fields like meteorology, oceanography, geology, and biology. In 1991, NASA launched a more comprehensive program to study the Earth as an integrated environmental system. They call it NASA's Earth Science Enterprise. A major component of the Earth Science Enterprise is the Earth Observing System (EOS). EOS is series of satellites to be launched over the next two decades that will be used to intensively study the Earth, with the hopes of expanding our under- standing of how natural processes affect us, and how we might be affecting them. Such studies will yield improved weather forecasts, tools for managing agriculture and forests, information for fishermen and local planners, and, eventually, the ability to predict how the climate will change in the future. Today's program is laying the foundation for long-term environmental and climate monitoring and prediction. Potentially, this will provide the understanding needed in the future to support difficult decisions regarding the Earth's environment.

  14. Relax for Success: An Educator's Guide to Stress Management. [With CD-ROM].

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    Glanz, Jeffrey

    This book is designed as a practical, concise, easy-to-read guide for relieving stress. It is written specifically for educators, with examples and anecdotes that relate to professional educators' experiences. It assumes a holistic approach to stress relief that incorporates thought, verbal and action strategies and techniques. The harm that…

  15. Photosynthesis "In Silico". Overcoming the Challenges of Photosynthesis Education Using a Multimedia CD-ROM

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    Russell, A. W.; Netherwood, G. M. A.; Robinson, S. A.

    2004-01-01

    Photosynthesis is a central topic in biology education. It remains one of the most challenging, largely because of a) its conceptual difficulty, leading to lack of interest and misconceptions among students; b) the difficulties students have in visualising the process, or relating it to things they can see, especially when the topic is presented…

  16. Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Guide for Leaders. Second Edition [with CD-ROM

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    Tromp, Sherrie A.; Ruben, Brent D.

    2010-01-01

    "Strategic Planning in Higher Education" unveils a comprehensive approach to planning that has proved successful at Rutgers University. The SPHE framework, developed by authors Tromp and Ruben, provides a blueprint for planning--a step-by-step approach that guides leaders on strategic thinking; helps them align organizational goals with the…

  17. DIGITAL GEOLOGIC MAP OF SHERMAN QUADRANGLE, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS (CD-ROM)

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    This compact disc contains digital data sets of the surficial geology and geologic faults for the 1:250,000-scale Sherman quadrangle, North Central Texas, and can be used to make geologic maps, and determine approximate areas and locations of various geologic units. The source d...

  18. Navigating through Number and Operations in Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. Navigations Series

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    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Middle school students consolidate their understanding of integers and rational numbers, increasing their facility with fractions, decimals, and percents and encountering proportionality. This book shows how students can explore these important ideas in such diverse activities as exchanging currency and using area models to develop algorithms for…

  19. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the "Cool Teens" CD-ROM Computerized Program for Adolescent Anxiety

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    Wuthrich, Viviana M.; Rapee, Ronald M.; Cunningham, Michael J.; Lyneham, Heidi J.; Hudson, Jennifer L.; Schniering, Carolyn A.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Computerized cognitive behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders in adults have been shown to be efficacious, but limited data are available on the use of computerized interventions with young persons. Adolescents in particular are difficult to engage in treatment and may be especially suited to computerized technologies. This…

  20. Mighty Math[TM] Zoo Zillions[TM]. [CD-ROM].

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    1996

    Zoo Zillions contains five activities for grades K-2: Annie's Jungle Trail, 3D Gallery, Number Line Express, Gnu Ewe Boutique, and Fish Stories. These activities enable children to review and practice basic mathematics skills; identify three-dimensional shapes, watch them in motion, and create their own three-dimensional designs; locate numbers…

  1. Accompaniment needs of nursing students related to the dying patient.

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    Van Rooyen, D; Laing, R; Kotzé, W J

    2005-11-01

    Nurse educators are responsible for accompanying students towards becoming capable, competent professional nurses who are a credit to themselves, their patients, colleagues and profession. Student nurses need, therefore, to be taught to render comprehensive nursing care to patients in all stages of their lives, including when they are dying. Being confronted with human suffering and death is challenging and traumatic. Those exposed to such events on a daily basis need to have a solid foundation of self preservation to see past the pain of suffering and to bring light and hope to those in need. A young student nurse will only experience positive growth and development in these circumstances if she is also cared for and guided with understanding. The researcher utilized a qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual design based on the phenomenological approach to enquiry. The following question was asked at the beginning of each unstructured phenomenological interview: "How was if for you to care for a dying or deceased patient?" The central theme identified that student nurses experience turmoil in their different relationships in their accompaniment of the dying patient. Guidelines based on the central theme and sub-themes that emerged from raw data, as well as literature, are offered as strategies to promote/enhance optimal accompaniment of student nurses caring for the dying patient. PMID:16450557

  2. A geological and geophysical study of the gold-silver vein system of Unga Island, Southwestern Alaska

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    Riehle, James R., (Edited By)

    1999-01-01

    Overview of the CD-ROM Contents: The topic of this CD-ROM is the geologic framework of gold-silver vein deposits on Unga Island, in the Shumagin Islands, southwestern Alaska. The core of the publication is a new geologic map at a scale of 1:63,360 and aeromagnetic and electromagnetic survey data acquired by industry over the area of mineralization. Both the geologic map as well as a preliminary interpretation of the geophysical data--which are included by permission of the owner--are aimed towards deciphering the relations among volcanism, tectonism, and mineralization. Data and discussions are organized in seven chapters, titles of which are outlined in the table of contents. The chapters consist of viewable text and figure images; postscript versions of the frontispiece figures and all chapter figures are included on the CD-ROM as well. The geologic map is a large viewable figure (Plate 1) that accompanies chapter 2. The map was constructed in ARC and its component coverages are provided in the folder 'Geology' for users who may wish to modify the geologic data or add their own data.

  3. Sacral Perineural Cyst Accompanying Disc Herniation

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    Ju, Chang Il; Shin, Ho; Kim, Hyeun Sung

    2009-01-01

    Although most of sacral perineural cysts are asymptomatic, some may produce symptoms. Specific radicular pain may be due to distortion, compression, or stretching of nerve root by a space occupying cyst. We report a rare case of S1 radiculopathy caused by sacral perineural cyst accompanying disc herniation. The patient underwent a microscopic discectomy at L5-S1 level. However, the patient's symptoms did not improved. The hypesthesia persisted, as did the right leg pain. Cyst-subarachnoid shunt was set to decompress nerve root and to equalize the cerebrospinal fluid pressure between the cephalad thecal sac and cyst. Immediately after surgery, the patient had no leg pain. After 6 months, the patient still remained free of leg pain. PMID:19352483

  4. Sacral perineural cyst accompanying disc herniation.

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    Ju, Chang Il; Shin, Ho; Kim, Seok Won; Kim, Hyeun Sung

    2009-03-01

    Although most of sacral perineural cysts are asymptomatic, some may produce symptoms. Specific radicular pain may be due to distortion, compression, or stretching of nerve root by a space occupying cyst. We report a rare case of S1 radiculopathy caused by sacral perineural cyst accompanying disc herniation. The patient underwent a microscopic discectomy at L5-S1 level. However, the patient's symptoms did not improved. The hypesthesia persisted, as did the right leg pain. Cyst-subarachnoid shunt was set to decompress nerve root and to equalize the cerebrospinal fluid pressure between the cephalad thecal sac and cyst. Immediately after surgery, the patient had no leg pain. After 6 months, the patient still remained free of leg pain. PMID:19352483

  5. The Mechanism of Atomization Accompanying Solid Injection

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    Castleman, R A , Jr

    1933-01-01

    A brief historical and descriptive account of solid injection is followed by a detailed review of the available theoretical and experimental data that seem to throw light on the mechanism of this form of atomization. It is concluded that this evidence indicates that (1) the atomization accompanying solid injection occurs at the surface of the liquid after it issues as a solid stream from the orifice; and (2) that such atomization has a mechanism physically identical with the atomization which takes place in an air stream, both being due merely to the formation, at the gas-liquid interface, of fine ligaments under the influence of the relative motion of gas and liquid, and to their collapse, under the influence of surface tension, to form the drops in the spray.

  6. Cystic lesions accompanying extra-axial tumours.

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    Lohle, P N; Wurzer, H A; Seelen, P J; Kingma, L M; Go, K G

    1999-01-01

    We examined the mechanism of cyst formation in extra-axial tumours in the central nervous system (CNS). Cyst fluid, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood plasma were analysed in eight patients with nine peritumoral cysts: four with meningiomas, two with intracranial and two spinal intradural schwannomas. Measuring concentrations of various proteins [albumin, immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgA, alpha 2-macroglobulin and IgM] in cyst fluid, CSF and blood plasma provides insight into the state of the semipermeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier. Peritumoral cysts accompanying intra-axial brain tumours are the end result of disruption of the BBB and oedema formation. Unlike intra-axial tumours which lie embedded within nervous tissue, extra-axial tumours tend to be separated from nervous tissue by arachnoid and pia mater. High concentrations of proteins were measured in the cyst fluid, approaching blood plasma levels, suggesting a local barrier disruption, and passage across the arachnoid, pia mater and cortical/medullary layer into the CNS parenchyma, leaving the protein concentrations of CSF practically unchanged. We confirmed that very high concentrations of protein are to be found in tumour cysts, plasma proteins forming almost 90% of the total protein in the cyst. We review current hypotheses on the pathogenesis of cysts accompanying neoplasms, particularly meningiomas and schwannomas, and conclude that the majority of proteins in cyst fluid in extra-axial, intradural meningiomas and schwannomas are plasma proteins. This provides a strong argument for pathogenesis of extra-axial intradural tumour cysts in favour of leakage of plasma proteins out of the tumour vessels into the nervous tissue. PMID:9987761

  7. Tech Notes.

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    McClanahan, Gloria, Ed.; Haynes, Elizabeth

    1993-01-01

    "The Evolution of a School Library Network: Setting up a CD-ROM Local Area Network (LAN)" describes how to set up a CD-ROM LAN in a school library, including establishing a technology plan and choosing hardware, software, cabling, and staffing. A description of the Texas Education Network (TENET) and reviews of print and electronic materials are…

  8. CD-ROMSs and Laserdiscs for Science.

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    Harris, Julia, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    This issue of ENC Focus highlights laserdiscs and CD-ROMs that encourage students to raise searching questions, enter debates, formulate opinions, and engage in problem solving and critical thinking. The laserdiscs and CD-ROMs were chosen based on the criteria of instructional design, content, and interest. Items featured include: The Chemistry…

  9. The BioScope Initiative: Integrating Technology into the Biology Classroom.

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    Ashburn, Sarah J.; Eichinger, David C.; Witham, Shelly A.; Cross, Vanessa D.; Krockover, Gerald H.; Pae, Tae-Il; Islam, Samantha; Robinson, J. Paul

    2002-01-01

    Reports on the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the CD-ROM "Cell Structure and Function" which includes five sections: (1) Basics; (2) Simple Cell; (3) Cell Viewer; (4) Cellular Changes; and (5) Handles. Evaluates the effectiveness of the CD-ROM with the participation of (n=65) students. Applies both qualitative and statistical methods.…

  10. Fertility reduction programmes should accompany land reforms.

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    Atiku, J

    1994-01-01

    health and welfare. Fertility reduction programs should be accompanied by economic policies, such as land reform. Uganda's proposed policy promotes intervention programs in health, nutrition, education, and the environment. To succeed, local support must be mobilized, and population problems should be addressed in a way that integrates gender equity, empowerment of women, sustained economic growth, eradication of poverty, and international cooperation. PMID:12318956

  11. Brain–Immune Interaction Accompanying Odor-Evoked Autobiographic Memory

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    Matsunaga, Masahiro; Bai, Yu; Yamakawa, Kaori; Toyama, Asako; Kashiwagi, Mitsuyoshi; Fukuda, Kazuyuki; Oshida, Akiko; Sanada, Kazue; Fukuyama, Seisuke; Shinoda, Jun; Yamada, Jitsuhiro; Sadato, Norihiro; Ohira, Hideki

    2013-01-01

    The phenomenon in which a certain smell evokes a specific memory is known as the Proust phenomenon. Odor-evoked autobiographic memories are more emotional than those elicited by other sensory stimuli. The results of our previous study indicated that odor-evoked autobiographic memory accompanied by positive emotions has remarkable effects on various psychological and physiological activities, including the secretion of cytokines, which are immune-signaling molecules that modulate systemic inflammation. In this study, we aimed to clarify the neural substrates associated with the interaction between odor-evoked autobiographic memory and peripheral circulating cytokines. We recruited healthy male and female volunteers and investigated the association between brain responses and the concentration of several cytokines in the plasma by using positron emission tomography (PET) recordings when an autographic memory was evoked in participants by asking them to smell an odor that was nostalgic to them. Participants experienced positive emotions and autobiographic memories when nostalgic odors were presented to them. The levels of peripheral proinflammatory cytokines, such as the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ), were significantly reduced after experiencing odor-evoked autobiographic memory. Subtraction analysis of PET images indicated that the medial orbitofrontal cortex (mOFC) and precuneus/posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) were significantly activated during experiences of odor-evoked autobiographic memory. Furthermore, a correlation analysis indicated that activities of the mOFC and precuneus/PCC were negatively correlated with IFN-γ concentration. These results indicate that the neural networks including the precuneus/PCC and mOFC might regulate the secretion of peripheral proinflammatory cytokines during the experience of odor-evoked autobiographic memories accompanied with positive emotions. PMID:23977312

  12. Metabolic alterations accompanying oncogene-induced senescence

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    Aird, Katherine M; Zhang, Rugang

    2014-01-01

    Senescence is defined as a stable cell growth arrest. Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) occurs in normal primary human cells after activation of an oncogene in the absence of other cooperating oncogenic stimuli. OIS is therefore considered a bona fide tumor suppression mechanism in vivo. Indeed, overcoming OIS-associated stable cell growth arrest can lead to tumorigenesis. Although cells that have undergone OIS do not replicate their DNA, they remain metabolically active. A number of recent studies report significant changes in cellular metabolism during OIS, including alterations in nucleotide, glucose, and mitochondrial metabolism and autophagy. These alterations may be necessary for stable senescence-associated cell growth arrest, and overcoming these shifts in metabolism may lead to tumorigenesis. This review highlights what is currently known about alterations in cellular metabolism during OIS and the implication of OIS-associated metabolic changes in cellular transformation and the development of cancer therapeutic strategies. PMID:27308349

  13. Fracto-emission accompanying adhesive failure

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    Dickinson, J. T.

    1984-01-01

    The fractoemission characteristics of various material interfaces have been investigated experimentally. The interfaces studied include brittle materials/epoxy, glass/elastomers and brittle materials/pressure sensitive adhesives. Results are presented for both large (1 sq cm) planar surfaces together with a few small microns fibers (E-glass, S-glass, Kevlar, and graphite), and a small (10-500 micron) particles in polymer matrices. The composition and energies of the particles emitted during adhesive failure were measured over a wide range of time scales by means of conventional particle counting techniques and photon imaging. Measurements of the time dependence, energy distribution, crack velocity dependence, and spatial distribution of fractoemissive particles are also presented. Some correlations between the various fractoemission components are described in detail.

  14. 19 CFR 210.56 - Notice accompanying service copies.

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    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Notice accompanying service copies. 210.56 Section 210.56 Customs Duties UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE ADJUDICATION AND ENFORCEMENT Temporary Relief § 210.56 Notice accompanying service copies. (a) Each service copy of the...

  15. 19 CFR 12.6 - Affidavits required to accompany entry.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Section 12.6 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... required to accompany entry. (a) Cheeses produced in the member states of the European Communities shall... not be required to accompany importations of cheese produced in the member states of the...

  16. 9 CFR 93.409 - Articles accompanying ruminants.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Articles accompanying ruminants. 93...; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Ruminants § 93.409 Articles accompanying ruminants..., blankets, or other things used for or about ruminants governed by the regulations in this part, shall...

  17. 9 CFR 93.409 - Articles accompanying ruminants.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Articles accompanying ruminants. 93...; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Ruminants § 93.409 Articles accompanying ruminants..., blankets, or other things used for or about ruminants governed by the regulations in this part, shall...

  18. 9 CFR 93.409 - Articles accompanying ruminants.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Articles accompanying ruminants. 93...; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Ruminants § 93.409 Articles accompanying ruminants..., blankets, or other things used for or about ruminants governed by the regulations in this part, shall...

  19. 9 CFR 93.409 - Articles accompanying ruminants.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Articles accompanying ruminants. 93...; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Ruminants § 93.409 Articles accompanying ruminants..., blankets, or other things used for or about ruminants governed by the regulations in this part, shall...

  20. 9 CFR 93.409 - Articles accompanying ruminants.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Articles accompanying ruminants. 93...; REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Ruminants § 93.409 Articles accompanying ruminants..., blankets, or other things used for or about ruminants governed by the regulations in this part, shall...