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Judicial Review In State Supreme Courts: A Comparative Study By Laura Langer, Donald R. Songer Dec 2002

Judicial Review In State Supreme Courts: A Comparative Study By Laura Langer, Donald R. Songer

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No abstract provided.


The East Asian Model Of Economic Development And Developing Countries, Jong H. Park Dec 2002

The East Asian Model Of Economic Development And Developing Countries, Jong H. Park

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This paper examines the debate on the East Asian model of economic development in light of the different approaches undertaken by different groups of countries (economies) in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. The common strengths and weaknesses shared by the East Asian countries (economies) have helped to reinforce the misconception that there is a single East Asian model of economic development. There are, however, significant differences in economic structures as well as development experiences among the East Asian economies, especially between the economic development paradigms of Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia. Nonetheless, one single common thread underlies the differences in ...


"The Future Good And Great Of Our Land": Republican Mothers, Female Authors, And Domesticated Literacy In Antebellum New England, Sarah Robbins Dec 2002

"The Future Good And Great Of Our Land": Republican Mothers, Female Authors, And Domesticated Literacy In Antebellum New England, Sarah Robbins

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In an 1830s review of Lydia Maria Child's Good Wives published in Sarah Hale's Ladies' Magazine, the enthusiastic commentator quoted above sets Child's latest book within a thriving literary culture that values didactic literature. Acknowledging the importance of a genre I call the domestic literacy narrative, the reviewer confidently asserts that "the prevalent rage for reading" promises to promote not only familial but national well-being-promises, that is, if more books like Child's are regularly published to help train women to direct their family's reading and extract from it principles and behaviors consonant with their country ...


Predicting The Readability Of Transparent Text, Lauren F. V. Scharff, Albert J. Ahumada Jr. Dec 2002

Predicting The Readability Of Transparent Text, Lauren F. V. Scharff, Albert J. Ahumada Jr.

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Will a simple global masking model based on image detection be successful at predicting the readability of transparent text? Text readability was measured for two types of transparent text: additive (as occurs in head-up displays) and multiplicative (which occurs in see-through liquid crystal display virtual reality displays). Text contrast and background texture were manipulated. Data from two previous experiments were also included (one using very low contrasts on plain backgrounds, and the other using higher-contrast opaque text on both plain and textured backgrounds). All variables influenced readability in at least an interactive manner. When there were background textures, the global ...


Brain Potentials Elicited By Prose-Embedded Linguistic Anomalies, Mark D. Allen, Kayo Inoue, Judith Mclaughlin, Lee Osterhout Dec 2002

Brain Potentials Elicited By Prose-Embedded Linguistic Anomalies, Mark D. Allen, Kayo Inoue, Judith Mclaughlin, Lee Osterhout

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Linguistic theories distinguish between syntax (sentence form) and semantics (sentence meaning). Correspondingly, recent studies have shown that syntactic and semantic anomalies elicit distinct changes in the event-related brain potential (ERP). However, these results have been obtained with highly artificial methodologies and have not yet been generalized to more natural reading conditions. Here, we recorded ERPs while subjects read a naturalistic prose passage. The subjects either read for comprehension with no other task being assigned or read for comprehension and made acceptability judgments after each sentence. Consistent with prior work and regardless of the subjects’ assigned task, syntactic anomalies elicited a ...


Interrelationships Among Landscapes, Ndvi, And Stream Water Quality In The Us Central Plains, Jerry A. Griffith, Edward A. Martinko, Jerry L. Whistler, Kevin P. Price Dec 2002

Interrelationships Among Landscapes, Ndvi, And Stream Water Quality In The Us Central Plains, Jerry A. Griffith, Edward A. Martinko, Jerry L. Whistler, Kevin P. Price

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During late spring through summer of 1994 and 1995, 290 randomly selected stream sites in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri were sampled once for several parameters including conductivity, turbidity, total phosphorus, nitrate-nitrite nitrogen, the index of biotic integrity, and a habitat index. Based on landscape data from watersheds that were delineated for each sampling location, interrelationships were examined between these water quality parameters and land use/land cover, the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), and vegetation phenological metrics derived from the NDVI. Statistically significant relationships were found between NDVI values and the derived metrics with the stream condition parameters (r values ...


Review Of The New Americans: How The Melting Pot Can Work Again, By Michael Barone, Fred Foldvary Nov 2002

Review Of The New Americans: How The Melting Pot Can Work Again, By Michael Barone, Fred Foldvary

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A review of The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again, by Michael Barone. Regnery Publishing • 2001 • 338 pages • $27.95


The Design And Evaluation Of Interactivities In A Digital Library, Muniram Budhu, Anita Coleman Nov 2002

The Design And Evaluation Of Interactivities In A Digital Library, Muniram Budhu, Anita Coleman

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The US National Science Foundation has established a program to create a National Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL). One of the subsidiary NSDL libraries under development is the National Civil Engineering Educational Resources Library (NCERL). The first phase of NCERL is the creation and collection of digital resources in three areas of civil engineering—geotechnical (soil), rock, and water engineering (GROW). The concept of interactivities guides the design, development, and evaluation efforts of the GROW digital collection. This article describes the salient features of GROW, defines and discusses interactivities as an emerging, integral part of teaching ...


Interactional Digital Libraries: Uses And Users, Anita Coleman Oct 2002

Interactional Digital Libraries: Uses And Users, Anita Coleman

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No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of Factors Related To The Disproportionate Representation Of Children Of Color In Santa Clara County’S Child Welfare System: Child And Family Characteristics And Pathways Through The System Phase 2, Alice Hines, Peter Lee, Laurie Drabble, Lonnie Snowden, Kathy Lemon Osterling Oct 2002

An Evaluation Of Factors Related To The Disproportionate Representation Of Children Of Color In Santa Clara County’S Child Welfare System: Child And Family Characteristics And Pathways Through The System Phase 2, Alice Hines, Peter Lee, Laurie Drabble, Lonnie Snowden, Kathy Lemon Osterling

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While child abuse and neglect appears to affect children of all racial and ethnic origins (US Department of Health and Human Services, 1998; Sedlack & Broadhurst, 1996), an analysis of national, California and Santa Clara County data on the ethnicities of children in out of home placement reveals that, compared to their presence in the general population, there is a disproportionate involvement of children of color in the public child welfare system (CWS). In Santa Clara County, in particular, when compared to the general population, African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American children are overrepresented in the CWS, while Asian American/Pacific Islander and White children are underrepresented. African Americans represent 4% of the general child population in the county, and are 14.7% of children in the CWS. Hispanic/Latino children represent 30% of the general child population in Santa Clara County and constitute 53.5% of the child welfare cases. Native Americans are approximately 0.5% of Santa Clara County’s population and represent 1.0% of children in the CWS. Asian American/Pacific Islander children represent 21% of the general county child population and 5.1% of children in the CWS; Whites constitute 45% of the general child population and 25.8% of the child welfare population (Needell et al., 2002, US Bureau of the Census, 2000).The disproportionate involvement of children of color in the CWS has long been an issue of concern for CWS workers, clients, researchers and government and community groups; yet no research to date (with the exception of this study) has systematically investigated the factors associated with this disproportionality. In an effort ...


Experiments With Grow, Anita Coleman Oct 2002

Experiments With Grow, Anita Coleman

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No abstract provided.


Globalization Of Financial Markets And The Asian Crisis: Some Lessons For Third World Developing Countries, Jong H. Park Oct 2002

Globalization Of Financial Markets And The Asian Crisis: Some Lessons For Third World Developing Countries, Jong H. Park

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Park examines the causes of the Asian financial crisis and draws some lessons and implications for a series of issues, which may be of particular relevance to the Third World developing countries. These issues include: the appropriate role of the International Monetary Fund as an international agency in charge of helping member countries to maintain financial stability; the choice of an appropriate exchange rate regime and use of restrictions on private capital flows in the face of rising globalization; and the debate on the East Asian model of economic development.


Psychoanalysis And Romantic Idealization, Barbara A. Schapiro Oct 2002

Psychoanalysis And Romantic Idealization, Barbara A. Schapiro

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No abstract provided.


The Federalism-Rights Nexus: Explaining Why Senate Democrats Tolerate Rehnquist Court Decision Making But Not The Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins Oct 2002

The Federalism-Rights Nexus: Explaining Why Senate Democrats Tolerate Rehnquist Court Decision Making But Not The Rehnquist Court, Neal Devins

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No abstract provided.


Negotiating And Analyzing Electronic License Agreements, Duncan E. Alford Oct 2002

Negotiating And Analyzing Electronic License Agreements, Duncan E. Alford

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Mr Alford analyzes license agreements for electronic resources and suggests certain negotiation points to consider when entering into such an agreement. He begins by describing the results of a survey of law librarians about their preparation for and techniques used when negotiating electronic license agreements and the legal strategies used by publishers to support the licensing of electronic information. After reviewing selected principles of licensing issued by library associations and several standardized electronic license agreements, he identifies provisions in a typical agreement that should concern libraries and suggests certain arguments to use in negotiating terms more favorable to the library.


Library Service To African Americans In Kentucky, Patterson Toby Graham Oct 2002

Library Service To African Americans In Kentucky, Patterson Toby Graham

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No abstract provided.


A Metadata Approach To Preservation Of Digital Resources: The University Of North Texas Libraries' Experience, Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Samantha K. Hastings, Cathy Hartman Aug 2002

A Metadata Approach To Preservation Of Digital Resources: The University Of North Texas Libraries' Experience, Daniel Gelaw Alemneh, Samantha K. Hastings, Cathy Hartman

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Preserving long-term access to digital information resources is one of the key challenges facing libraries and information centers today. The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries has entered into partnership agreements with federal and state agencies to ensure permanent storage and public access to a variety of government information sources. As digital resource preservation encompasses a wide variety of interrelated activities, the UNT Libraries are taking a phased approach to ensure the long-term access to its digital resources. Formulation of preservation policy and creation of preservation metadata for electronic files and digital collections are among the most important steps. This ...


Intellectual Access: Introduction To The Organization Of Information, Anita Coleman Aug 2002

Intellectual Access: Introduction To The Organization Of Information, Anita Coleman

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This is a presentation to the Strong Start program (new MLS students) at the University of Arizona on 19 August 2002. There are 32 slides. Contents: Definitions, Assumptions, Limitations; What are Information Environments? The Roles We Play; Knowledge Organization (KO); The Cataloging/Metadata Process; Metadata â standards, types, initiatives; Q & A; Discussion; Resources. Interestingly, dLIST is mentioned and volunteers solicited!


Review Of The Butcher's Tale: Murder And Anti-Semitism In A German Town, Michael F. Russo Jul 2002

Review Of The Butcher's Tale: Murder And Anti-Semitism In A German Town, Michael F. Russo

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No abstract provided.


Interdisciplinarity: The Road Ahead For Education In Digital Libraries, Anita Coleman Jul 2002

Interdisciplinarity: The Road Ahead For Education In Digital Libraries, Anita Coleman

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This article reviews the state of education in digital libraries and curriculum planning documents from professional associations in two areas: Library and Information Science; and Computing. It examines suggestions for integration and interdisciplinarity in education for digital libraries curricula using definitions of a discipline, interdisciplinarity, and the transdisciplinary structure of a university in order to discover how such integration may be successfully accomplished. A plan to use learning communities and develop an interdisciplinary curriculum for Knowledge Organization is briefly discussed.


Balancing Yin And Yang, Roger D. Clark, Angela Lang Jul 2002

Balancing Yin And Yang, Roger D. Clark, Angela Lang

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The first three-quarters of the semester flew by. We learned about quantitative data analysis and I loved it. I really enjoyed the numerical manipulations and seeing how it all related to people. Everything was there in front of me. Not too much imagination on my part was really needed. Then it all ended. Professor Clark introduced qualitative methods and the anxiety began. I soon realized I had to reinvent my creative side, which is something that as an undergraduate I am not required to do very often. I was nervous that I would discover that I was not creative at ...


Library Liaison Programs In The 21st Century, Lauren R. Matacio Jun 2002

Library Liaison Programs In The 21st Century, Lauren R. Matacio

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No abstract provided.


African Diaspora Archaeology In Guadeloupe, French West Indies, Kenneth G. Kelly Jun 2002

African Diaspora Archaeology In Guadeloupe, French West Indies, Kenneth G. Kelly

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Provides information on an investigation into the archaeology of the African diaspora in Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Use of historical cartographic data; History of French slavery at the site; Goals of the research.


Book Review. Nonprofits In Urban America (Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, Eds.), Peter J. Haas Jun 2002

Book Review. Nonprofits In Urban America (Richard C. Hula, Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, Eds.), Peter J. Haas

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No abstract provided.


Enron And The Law Of The Market, Fred Foldvary May 2002

Enron And The Law Of The Market, Fred Foldvary

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No abstract provided.


Legal Theory And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds May 2002

Legal Theory And The Rule Of Law, Noel B. Reynolds

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In "Legal Theory and the Rule of Law" Noel Reynolds maintains that the rule of law can be understood as a set of conditions that rational actors would impose on any authority they would create to act in their stead in creating and administering legally binding rules. The authority and obligation associated with law derive from this fundamental convention, and the principles of the rule of law are the conditions of that agreement, which become thereby governing principles to which legislatures, judges, and enforcement agencies can be held in their official actions. These generally recognized standards are inherent in this ...


Newspaper Critic Shapes Chicago Style Of Theater, Scott B. Fosdick Apr 2002

Newspaper Critic Shapes Chicago Style Of Theater, Scott B. Fosdick

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No abstract provided.


Facilitating And Assessing Asynchronous Learning: Concept Mapping, Digital Libraries, And The Lis Learning Showcase, Anita Coleman Mar 2002

Facilitating And Assessing Asynchronous Learning: Concept Mapping, Digital Libraries, And The Lis Learning Showcase, Anita Coleman

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The characteristics and nature of asynchronous learning, in a graduate level, core course, Knowledge Structures I, are first discussed in the context of digital libraries, the twenty-first century learner, and a professional program of study. Strategies used to facilitate and assess asynchronous learning such as concept mapping and the Learning Showcase are introduced and examples shown.


How Do Disciplines Grow?, Anita Coleman Mar 2002

How Do Disciplines Grow?, Anita Coleman

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No abstract provided.


Informational Value Of Museum Web Sites, V Kravchyna, Samantha K. Hastings Feb 2002

Informational Value Of Museum Web Sites, V Kravchyna, Samantha K. Hastings

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What information are virtual visitors looking for on museum Web sites? This paper is a first step in a larger investigation into the informational value of museum Web sites. Scholars, teachers, students, museums staff, and museum visitors are the main categories of visitors examined in this study. Questions were asked of these museum audiences about their use of museum Web sites, museum databases, and other aspects of virtual visits.