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Speed Has An Effect On Multiple-Object Tracking Independently Of The Number Of Close Encounters Between Targets And Distractors, Cary S. Feria Jan 2013

Speed Has An Effect On Multiple-Object Tracking Independently Of The Number Of Close Encounters Between Targets And Distractors, Cary S. Feria

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Multiple-object tracking (MOT) studies have shown that tracking ability declines as object speed increases. However, this might be attributed solely to the increased number of times that target and distractor objects usually pass close to each other (“close encounters”) when speed is increased, resulting in more target–distractor confusions. The present study investigates whether speed itself affects MOT ability by using displays in which the number of close encounters is held constant across speeds. Observers viewed several pairs of disks, and each pair rotated about the pair’s midpoint and, also, about the center of the display at varying speeds ...


The Effects Of Distractors In Multiple Object Tracking Are Modulated By The Similarity Of Distractor And Target Features, Cary S. Feria Jan 2012

The Effects Of Distractors In Multiple Object Tracking Are Modulated By The Similarity Of Distractor And Target Features, Cary S. Feria

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Is the effect of distractors in multiple object tracking dependent on the distractors sharing the features of the targets? In experiment 1, observers tracked five targets among five distractors that were identical to the targets and a number of additional distractors that were either identical to or featurally distinct from the targets. Results showed that distractors that are distinct from the targets in shape or color, or are stationary, impair tracking less than distractors that are identical to the targets. However, tracking performance declined as the number of distractors increased, even for featurally distinct distractors. Experiment 2 showed that distractors ...


A Spatial Revolution Continues In Oakland, Anthony Bernier, B. Elwood Aug 2011

A Spatial Revolution Continues In Oakland, Anthony Bernier, B. Elwood

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The article describes the purpose-built young adult space in Oakland Public Library's (OPL) 81st Avenue Branch in California. Launched on January 29, 2011, the space emphasizes the library's dedication to young adult literature. The space expands the library's commitment to public space equity for teenagers as well as contributes to the facility's revolution in serving young adult readers. An overview of the planning process involved in the construction of the space..


Ten Years Of “Ya Spaces Of Your Dreams:” What Have We Learned?, Anthony Bernier May 2010

Ten Years Of “Ya Spaces Of Your Dreams:” What Have We Learned?, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

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While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

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On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jul 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of The New Jersey Digital Highway, Judy Jeng Jan 2008

Evaluation Of The New Jersey Digital Highway, Judy Jeng

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The aim of this research is to study the usefulness of the New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH, www.njdigitalhigh way.org) and its portal structure. The NJDH intends to provide an immersive and user-centered portal for New Jersey history and culture. The research recruited 145 participants and used a Web-based questionnaire that contained three sections: for everyone, for educators, and for curators. The feedback on the usefulness of the NJDH was positive and the portal structure was favorable. The research uncovered several reasons why some collections did not want to or could not participate. The findings also suggested priorities for ...


Usability Of The Digital Library: An Evaluation Model, Judy Jeng Jan 2006

Usability Of The Digital Library: An Evaluation Model, Judy Jeng

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Summary report from the 2004 ACRL Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship recipient


Two Hundred Years Of Young Adult Library Services: A Chronology, Anthony Bernier, M. K. Chelton, C. A. Jenkins, J. B. Pierce Jun 2005

Two Hundred Years Of Young Adult Library Services: A Chronology, Anthony Bernier, M. K. Chelton, C. A. Jenkins, J. B. Pierce

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No abstract provided.


What Is Usability In The Context Of The Digital Library And How Can It Be Measured?, Judy Jeng Jan 2005

What Is Usability In The Context Of The Digital Library And How Can It Be Measured?, Judy Jeng

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No abstract provided.


The Case Against Libraries As ‘Safe Places’, Anthony Bernier Aug 2003

The Case Against Libraries As ‘Safe Places’, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


Judging Distance Across Texture Discontinuities, Cary S. Feria, M. L. Braunstein, G. J. Andersen Jan 2003

Judging Distance Across Texture Discontinuities, Cary S. Feria, M. L. Braunstein, G. J. Andersen

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Sinai et al (1998 Nature 395 497 - 500) showed that less distance is perceived along a ground surface that spans two differently textured regions than along a surface that is uniformly textured. We examined the effect of texture continuity on judged distance using computer-generated displays of simulated surfaces in five experiments. Discontinuities were produced by using different textures, the same texture reversed in contrast, or the same texture shifted horizontally. The simulated surface was either a ground plane or a frontoparallel plane. For all textures and both orientations, less distance was judged in the discontinuous conditions than in continuous conditions ...


Perceived Internal Depth In Rotating And Translating Objects, M. L. Braunstein, C. W. Sauer, Cary S. Feria, G. J. Andersen Jan 2002

Perceived Internal Depth In Rotating And Translating Objects, M. L. Braunstein, C. W. Sauer, Cary S. Feria, G. J. Andersen

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Previous research has indicated that observers use differences between velocities and ratios of velocities to judge the depth within a moving object, although depth cannot in general be determined from these quantities. In four experiments we examined the relative effects of velocity difference and velocity ratio on judged depth within a transparent object that was rotating about a vertical axis and translating horizontally, examined the effects of the velocity difference for pure rotations and pure translations, and examined the effect of the velocity difference for objects that varied in simulated internal depth. Both the velocity difference and the velocity ratio ...


A Library ‘Teens’Cape’ Against The New Callousness, Anthony Bernier Aug 2000

A Library ‘Teens’Cape’ Against The New Callousness, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


Young Adults, Rituals, And Library Space, Anthony Bernier Feb 2000

Young Adults, Rituals, And Library Space, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


On My Mind: Youth Adult Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 1998

On My Mind: Youth Adult Spaces, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.


Rude And Crude?: When Teens In Your Library Respond Negatively To You, Think Back To How You Approached Them, Anthony Bernier, D. T. Herald Aug 1997

Rude And Crude?: When Teens In Your Library Respond Negatively To You, Think Back To How You Approached Them, Anthony Bernier, D. T. Herald

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Skaters, taggers, gang members, and other groups of young people are being identified all over America as problems for libraries. However, these teens respond negatively to librarians because of the way that they are approached and because they experience so much discrimination. If teen behavior needs to be changed, there needs to be a change in the way they are approached and an appeal toward their code of ethics.


A View From The Front Line: Literacy Outreach Of Los Angeles Public Library, Anthony Bernier Jan 1989

A View From The Front Line: Literacy Outreach Of Los Angeles Public Library, Anthony Bernier

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No abstract provided.