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Human resources handbook [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Contains documents related to human resources. Initial focus was on making available the rules (Charter, Staff Regulations, Staff Rules, Secretary-General's Bulletins, Administrative Instructions) pertaining to human resources. In addition, Information Circulars and links or references to already existing "Task Tools", such as forms and IMIS desk procedures, are included. Additional "Task Tools" are being placed online as they become available.

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Agripedia glossary [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A glossary of terms used in the classes contained within Agripedia, an Internet accessible interactive multimedia instructional resource developed by the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture.

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Using Electronic Resources for Teaching  

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Computers and related electronic resources have come to play a central role in education. Whatever your feelings about what some have called the digital revolution, you must accept that many, perhaps most, of your students are fully immersed in it. At the very simplest level, you will rarely receive a paper or other assignment from a student that has not been written with the help of a computer. Most of your students will have considerable experience with the Internet and will, whether you like it or not, make use of it for much of their academic work. Many of them will be accustomed to using e-mail as a normal form of communication. But it is not just students who find electronic resources valuable. Teachers can benefit from these resources as well, by employing a series of useful tools. We stress the word "useful" because electronic resources complement, but seldom replace, more conventional teaching techniques. Electronic tools can make classes more efficient; lectures more compelling, informative, and varied; reading assignments more extensive, interesting, and accessible; discussions more free ranging and challenging; and students' papers more original and well researched. Only you, however, can judge if these techniques advance your own teaching goals.

2010-06-09

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Managing electronic resources a LITA guide  

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Informative, useful, current, Managing Electronic Resources: A LITA Guide shows how to successfully manage time, resources, and relationships with vendors and staff to ensure personal, professional, and institutional success.

Weir, Ryan O

2012-01-01

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Student attitudes towards electronic information resources  

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Full Text Available Students are increasingly expected to use electronic resources while at university. Studies were undertaken to determine the level of use of this type of resource, how students feel about various issues surrounding electronic resources and whether attitudes change dependent upon subject studied. 317 students across three universities completed questionnaires to determine level of use of various electronic information resources; ways in which they felt electronic resources had hindered or improved their academic career; if they perceived themselves capable of using the resources; would the standard of their work suffer without the use of these resources; and the various methods employed to acquire the skills necessary to use the sources. 155 students were questioned as part of a larger study IMPEL2, investigating the Impact on People of Electronic Libraries, supplemented by 162 students, questioned as part of an MA Dissertation, using the same methodology.

Kathryn Ray

1998-01-01

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Principles of Selection for Electronic Resources.  

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Availability in electronic format of scholarly and scientific literatures and other forms of information has altered challenges faced by library collection managers. Drawing on ideas of the multi-library consortia, which have grown up partly in response to the advent of electronic resources, librarians have devised new criteria and means of…

Metz, Paul

2000-01-01

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Reviewing the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference  

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The third Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference gathered at Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2008. Over 360 attendees, from six countries and from 80% of the United States, represented their libraries and organizations resulting in a diverse and informative…

Tijerina, Bonnie

2008-01-01

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Electronic resource management systems a workflow approach  

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To get to the bottom of a successful approach to Electronic Resource Management (ERM), Anderson interviewed staff at 11 institutions about their ERM implementations. Among her conclusions, presented in this issue of Library Technology Reports, is that grasping the intricacies of your workflow-analyzing each step to reveal the gaps and problems-at the beginning is crucial to selecting and implementing an ERM.

Anderson, Elsa K

2014-01-01

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Behavior of nuclei during zoosporogenesis in Bryopsis plumosa (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta).  

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The behavior of nuclei during zoosporogenesis in Bryopsis plumosa (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) was examined by fluorescence and electron microscopy. Each mature filamentous sporophyte had a single lenticular nucleus, which was about 25 microm in diameter and embedded in a thick cytoplasmic layer. At the commencement of multinucleation, giant nuclei with large vacuolated nucleoli, giant nuclei containing chromosomes, and dumbbell-shaped nuclei were observed. Sometimes, two small nuclei also appeared in the thick cytoplasm where the giant nucleus had presumably been present. Electron microscopy revealed the existence of ribbon-like structures resembling synaptonemal complexes within the nucleus having a large vacuolated nucleolus. Nuclei extended their distribution by repetitive divisions. A pair of centrioles was adjacent to the interphase nucleus. When the nuclei were distributed throughout the cell, they became localized nearly equidistantly from one another, each being surrounded by several chloroplasts. At this stage, many centrioles lay along the nuclear surface. The bulk of cytoplasm was then divided into many masses of protoplasm, each of which developed into a uninucleate, stephanokontic zoospore with a whorl of flagella. PMID:15700111

Minamikawa, Bunji; Yamagishi, Takahiro; Hishinuma, Tasuku; Ogawa, Shigeru

2005-02-01

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Free online electronic information resources on applied science and technology  

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The paper discusses free online electronic information resources and different means of collection of the resources. The online electronic information resources on “Applied Science and Technology are compiled and linked at URL: http://www.geocities.com/ghosh_svrec and described the different free Internet resource like online electronic journals, online electronic books, online databases, organizations, virtual libraries on Applied Science and Technology and special page on earthquake info...

Ghosh, T. B.

2003-01-01

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Electronic Resource Management: Functional Integration in Technical Services  

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Declining usage of print materials along with increasing usage of electronic resources makes it necessary for libraries to reallocate personnel from print management to electronic resources management. Electronic resources management should be the primary focus of technical services units in the early twenty-first century. Print should no longer be treated as the default format, and the work of library staff must be reorganized and reintegrated with librarians and other professionals to refle...

Stachokas, George

2014-01-01

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Bulbochaete augustowiensis Szym. sp. nova (Oedogoniales, Chlorophyta found in Poland  

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Full Text Available A new species of Chlorophyta-Bulbochaete augustowiensis was found in Poland. This species differs from Bulbochaete echinospora Lacerda by the size oogonia, and slightly by the size of the reduced male filaments and vegetative cells. The oospore is covered with irregular papillae on the central wall. The oogonium is covered with spines.

Hanna Szyma?ska

1982-12-01

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Using Electronic Resources to Support Problem-Based Learning  

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Students acquire skills in problem solving and critical thinking through the process as well as team work on problem-based learning courses. Many courses have started to involve the online learning environment and integrate these courses with electronic resources. Teachers use electronic resources in their classes. To overcome the problem of the…

Chang, Chen-Chi; Jong, Ay; Huang, Fu-Chang

2012-01-01

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Bulletin of entomological research [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A journal covering agricultural entomology, medical and veterinary entomology, biological control, stored products entomology, and natural resource management. Includes taxonomic papers when relevant.

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BBC news style guide [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Representing some of BBC's accumulated wisdom surrounding the use of English in written and spoken communications, this guide was written for BBC journalists but is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to write well.

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Evaluation Criteria for Electronic Reference Resources Available on the Internet  

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Full Text Available Article about evaluation of electronic reference resources available on the internet, it aims at creating a check list for evaluation criteria, the suggested list contains four main categories; technical features, content, media features, and user interface

Reda Mohamed al-Najar

2007-06-01

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Freshmen's use of library electronic resources and self-efficacy  

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Full Text Available To encourage students use of the library, and in particular of its electronic resources, we need to understand what factors encourage students to seek out information in the library setting. Research has shown that self-efficacy influences academic achievement. This paper looks at the role self-efficacy plays in their search for information and use of the library's electronic resources, by surveying a class of freshmen at Baruch College. Their library and computer use were analyzed and correlated with their self-efficacy scores. Through statistical analysis, we found that use of the library correlated to the students' use of the library's electronic resources. We also found out that students who express an interest in learning about the library's electronic resources will be more likely to have higher self-efficacy.

Micaela Waldman

2003-01-01

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User Perception of Electronic Resources in the University of Ilorin  

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Full Text Available This study examined the user perception of the electronic resources by the academic staff of the University of Ilorin. The sample consists of 250 academic staff selected from eight (8 out of the twelve (12 faculties that made up of the university. Data were collected through an electronic resources user perceptional survey (ERUPS. Responses were received from 225 (90% academic staff of the eight faculties. Analysis revealed frequency of use of electronic resources was low. Reasons alluded to were lack of time because of the time required to focus on teaching; lack of awareness to electronic resources provided by the library; power outage, ineffective communication channels, slow network and inadequate searching skills. The study recommended adequate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT training for all categories of academic staff and provision of adequate power supply.

BASHORUN

2011-11-01

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Electronic neural network for dynamic resource allocation  

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A VLSI implementable neural network architecture for dynamic assignment is presented. The resource allocation problems involve assigning members of one set (e.g. resources) to those of another (e.g. consumers) such that the global 'cost' of the associations is minimized. The network consists of a matrix of sigmoidal processing elements (neurons), where the rows of the matrix represent resources and columns represent consumers. Unlike previous neural implementations, however, association costs are applied directly to the neurons, reducing connectivity of the network to VLSI-compatible 0 (number of neurons). Each row (and column) has an additional neuron associated with it to independently oversee activations of all the neurons in each row (and each column), providing a programmable 'k-winner-take-all' function. This function simultaneously enforces blocking (excitatory/inhibitory) constraints during convergence to control the number of active elements in each row and column within desired boundary conditions. Simulations show that the network, when implemented in fully parallel VLSI hardware, offers optimal (or near-optimal) solutions within only a fraction of a millisecond, for problems up to 128 resources and 128 consumers, orders of magnitude faster than conventional computing or heuristic search methods.

Thakoor, A. P.; Eberhardt, S. P.; Daud, T.

1991-01-01

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D-Lib magazine [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Presents "D-Lib Magazine," a monthly electronic publication related to digital libraries. Includes commentaries and news articles. Offers an archive of back issues and a site search engine. Provides access to working groups, digital library research

 
 
 
 
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IBEX Electronic Resource for Museum Educators  

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This material is a comprehensive educational resource for informal educators highlighting the major mission information and science background for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is designed to map the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium. New for 2012, this material also includes a comprehensive overview of all of the science results released through mid-2011 and information about the IBEX satellite's orbital change in June 2011. All of this material can be modified to use with informal education audiences, including museum and planetarium visitors, afterâschool clubs, and others. It is available as PDF .zip file and as a PowerPoint .zip file. The PowerPoint .zip file contains the newlyârevised PowerPoint resource and its associated movie clips. The PDF .zip file contains a PDF version of the newly-revised PowerPoint resource, a PDF version of the Notes section for each of the slides, and the movie clips. Because movie clips cannot be embedded into the PDF slides, each movie clip file name contains its associated slide number so users can play the movie clip alongside the slide.

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IBEX: An Electronic Resource for Museum Educators  

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This PowerPoint is a resource for museum educators that highlights the major mission information and science background for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission, a Small Explorer Earth-orbiting spacecraft that is designed to map the distant boundary between the solar wind from our Sun and the interstellar medium. This PowerPoint supports a full-length planetarium show about the IBEX mission and the boundary of the Solar System. Each short activity/product helps to build awareness and engagement in the science and engineering aspects of the mission that is reinforced as visitors choose to participate in more activities, including viewing the Show and mission Web site.

Nichols, Michelle

2008-01-01

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Biology Resources in the Electronic Age  

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How can students, teachers, parents, and librarians be certain that the information a Web site provides is accurate and age appropriate? In this unique book, experienced science educator Judith A. Bazler reviews hundreds of the most reliable biology-related Web sites. Each review discusses the most appropriate grade level of the site, analyzes its accuracy and usefulness, and provides helpful hints for getting the most out of the resource.||The Web is the first place many students look for information. Yet the Web is notoriously unreliable. How can students, teachers, parents, and librarians b

Bazler, Judith

2003-01-01

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Access to electronic resources by visually impaired people  

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Full Text Available Research into access to electronic resources by visually impaired people undertaken by the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management has not only explored the accessibility of websites and levels of awareness in providing websites that adhere to design for all principles, but has sought to enhance understanding of information seeking behaviour of blind and visually impaired people when using digital resources.

Jenny Craven

2003-01-01

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Why and How to Measure the Use of Electronic Resources  

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Full Text Available A complete overview of library activity implies a complete and reliable measurement of the use of both electronic resources and printed materials. This measurement is based on three sets of definitions: document types, use types and user types. There is a common model of definitions for printed materials, but a lot of questions and technical issues remain for electronic resources. In 2006 a French national working group studied these questions. It relied on the COUNTER standard, but found it insufficient and pointed out the need for local tools such as web markers and deep analysis of proxy logs. Within the French national consortium COUPERIN, a new working group is testing ERMS, SUSHI standards, Shibboleth authentication, along with COUNTER standards, to improve the counting of the electronic resources use. At this stage this counting is insufficient and its improvement will be a European challenge for the future.

Jean Bernon

2008-11-01

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Discipline, availability of electronic resources and the use of Finnish National Electronic Library - FinELib  

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Full Text Available This study elaborated relations between digital library use by university faculty, users' discipline and the availability of key resources in the Finnish National Electronic Library (FinELib, Finnish national digital library, by using nationwide representative survey data. The results show that the perceived availability of key electronic resources by researchers in FinELib was a stronger predictor of the frequency and purpose of use of its services than users' discipline. Regardless of discipline a good perceived provision of central resources led to a more frequent use of FinELib. The satisfaction with the services did not vary with the discipline, but with the perceived availability of resources.

Sanna Torma

2004-01-01

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Records of desmids (Chlorophyta newly found in Korea  

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Full Text Available The present study summarizes the taxonomic notes and korean distribution of 29 taxa of the desmids (Chlorophyta collected from several swamps, reservoirs, rivers, and high land wetlands in South Korea from 2009 to 2013. All of these consisting of 9 genera (Tetmemorus 1 taxon, Pleurotaenium 5 taxa, Triploceras 1 taxon, Euastrum 7 taxa, Cosmarium 6 taxa, Staurastrum 5 taxa, Xanthidium 1 taxon, Hyalotheca 2 taxa, and Desmidium 1 taxon are newly described in Korean freshwater algal flora. In this study, light microscopy of all of these are presented and briefly discussed with regard to their taxonomy, distribution and ecology within South Korea.

Han Soon Kim

2014-12-01

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Electronic Document Management: A Human Resource Management Case Study  

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This case study serve as exemplar regarding what can go wrong with the implementation of an electronic document management system. Knowledge agility and knowledge as capital, is outlined against the backdrop of the information society and knowledge economy. The importance of electronic document management and control is sketched thereafter. The literature review is concluded with the impact of human resource management on knowledge agility, which includes references to the learning organisati...

Thomas Groenewald

2004-01-01

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Electronic Resources and Mission Creep: Reorganizing the Library for the Twenty-First Century  

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The position of electronic resources librarian was created to serve as a specialist in the negotiation of license agreements for electronic resources, but mission creep has added more functions to the routine work of electronic resources such as cataloging, gathering information for collection development, and technical support. As electronic

Stachokas, George

2009-01-01

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E-Resources Management: How We Positioned Our Organization to Implement an Electronic Resources Management System  

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The Information Services Division (ISD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) positioned itself to successfully implement an electronic resources management system. This article highlights the ISD's unique ability to "team" across the organization to realize a common goal, develop leadership qualities in support of…

White, Marilyn; Sanders, Susan

2009-01-01

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Electronic Resources Evaluation Central: Using Off-the-Shelf Software, Web 2.0 Tools, and LibGuides to Manage an Electronic Resources Evaluation Process  

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A critical part of electronic resources management, the electronic resources evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. A solution is to build a Web site to bring all of the components together that can be implemented quickly and result in an organizational…

England, Lenore; Fu, Li

2011-01-01

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Resources  

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... palate - resources Colon cancer - resources Cystic fibrosis - resources Depression - resources Diabetes - resources Digestive disease - resources Drug abuse - resources Eating disorders - resources Elder care - resources Epilepsy - resources Family ...

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Elektronik Bilgi Kaynaklar?n?n Seçimi / Selection of Electronic Information Resources  

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For many years, library users have used only from the printed media in order to get the information that they have needed. Today with the widespread use of the Web and the addition of electronic information resources to library collections, the use of information in the electronic environment as well as in printed media is started to be used. In time, such types of information resources as, electronic journals, electronic books, electronic encyclopedias, electronic dictionaries and electronic...

P?nar Al; Umut Al

2003-01-01

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COLLECTIONS OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AND THEIR METADESCRIPTIONS AS COMPONENTS OF SCIENTIFIC ELECTRONIC LIBRARY ???????? ??????????? ????????????? ???????? ? ?? ????????? ?? ?????????? ???????? ??????????? ?????????  

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Full Text Available The article presents the results of scientific research components of digital libraries, the main ones being the collection of electronic scientific information resources. An important specific characteristics of collections of scientific information resources, resources of their formation, structure collections, methods of their organization, technology creation, support and use of scientific collections, the role and function of metadata in collections and metadata management technology are represented. On the stage of planning and introduction of scientific e-libraries there can be used results of researches presented in the article, namely: chart of forming of collections of scientific informative resources; stages of planning and development of metadescriptions, and similarly the use of standard the Dublin kernel, creation of metadescriptions.? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ??????????? ????????? ???????? ??????????? ?????????, ????????? ? ???? ? ???????? ???????? ??????????? ????????????? ????????. ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????????? ???????? ???????? ????????????? ????????, ??????? ?? ??????????, ????????? ????????, ?????? ?? ??????????????, ?????????? ?????????, ???????????? ????????? ?? ???????????? ???????? ????????; ???? ? ??????? ????????? ? ????????? ? ?????????? ?????????? ??????????. ?? ????? ???????????? ? ???????????? ???????? ??????????? ????????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ?????????? ???????????, ????????? ? ??????, ? ????: ????? ?????????? ???????? ???????? ????????????? ????????; ????? ???????????? ? ???????? ?????????? ? ???????????? ????????? ?????????? ????, ????????? ??????????.

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2011-02-01

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Research on the Construction and Management of Electronic Resources in PDA Mode  

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Full Text Available PDA Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA is literature resources construction mode dominating by user, it is approved by the user because of getting real-time and purchasing user needs. In this mode, the construction of electronic resources tends to get the required resources at this moment. The librarians face more challenge that how to coordinate the permanent preservation and used in real-time on the construction and management of library electronic resources. The article try to put forward some tactics of electronic resources reasonable construction and standardized management from allocation of funds, adjustment of the resource type, performance evaluation of electronic resources, improving electronic resources management system, building institutional repository, analyzing and mining user data and other aspects.

Zhong Wenjuan

2014-01-01

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Electronic Document Management: A Human Resource Management Case Study  

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Full Text Available This case study serve as exemplar regarding what can go wrong with the implementation of an electronic document management system. Knowledge agility and knowledge as capital, is outlined against the backdrop of the information society and knowledge economy. The importance of electronic document management and control is sketched thereafter. The literature review is concluded with the impact of human resource management on knowledge agility, which includes references to the learning organisation and complexity theory. The intervention methodology, comprising three phases, follows next. The results of the three phases are presented thereafter. Partial success has been achieved with improving the human efficacy of electronic document management, however the client opted to discontinue the system in use. Opsomming
Die gevalle studie dien as voorbeeld van wat kan verkeerd loop met die implementering van ’n elektroniese dokumentbestuur sisteem. Teen die agtergrond van die inligtingsgemeenskap en kennishuishouding word kennissoepelheid en kennis as kapitaal bespreek. Die literatuurstudie word afgesluit met die inpak van menslikehulpbronbestuur op kennissoepelheid, wat ook die verwysings na die leerorganisasie en kompleksietydsteorie insluit. Die metodologie van die intervensie, wat uit drie fases bestaan, volg daarna. Die resultate van die drie fases word vervolgens aangebied. Slegs gedeelte welslae is behaal met die verbetering van die menslike doeltreffendheid ten opsigte van elektroniese dokumentbestuur. Die klient besluit egter om nie voort te gaan om die huidige sisteem te gebruik nie.

Thomas Groenewald

2004-11-01

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Elektronik Bilgi Kaynaklar?n?n Seçimi / Selection of Electronic Information Resources  

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Full Text Available For many years, library users have used only from the printed media in order to get the information that they have needed. Today with the widespread use of the Web and the addition of electronic information resources to library collections, the use of information in the electronic environment as well as in printed media is started to be used. In time, such types of information resources as, electronic journals, electronic books, electronic encyclopedias, electronic dictionaries and electronic theses have been added to library collections. In this study, selection criteria that can be used for electronic information resources are discussed and suggestions are provided for libraries that try to select electronic information resources for their collections.

P?nar Al

2003-04-01

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MULER: Building an Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Solution at York University  

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Many university libraries now utilize an Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system to assist with operations related to electronic resources. An ERM is a relational database containing information such as suppliers, costs, holdings, and renewal dates for electronic resources, both at the database and title levels. While commercial ERM products are widely available, some institutions are custom building their own ERM in- house. This article describes how York University in Toronto, Canada, d...

Aaron August Lupton; Marcia Kay Salmon

2012-01-01

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Extra and intracelular activities of carbonic anhydrase of the marine microalga Tetraselmis gracilis (Chlorophyta) Atividade extra e intracelular da Anidrase Carbônica na microalga marinha Tetraselmis gracilis (Chlorophyta)  

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The activities of extra and intracellular carbonic anhydrases (CA) were studied in the microalgae Tetraselmis gracilis (Kylin) Butcher (Chlorophyta, Prasinophyceae) growing in laboratory cultivation. During ten days of batch cultivation, daily determinations of pH, cell number, enzymatic activity, and total dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), as well as its main species, CO2 and HCO3-, were performed. Enzymatic activity increased as the growing cell population depleted inorganic carbon from the...

Marilda Rigobello-Masini; Elizabeth Aidar; Masini, Jorge C.

2003-01-01

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Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies  

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This Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) report summarizes and analyzes more than 200 recent research publications that focus on the use of electronic library resources (digital libraries and digital resources) and were published between 1995 and 2003. Eight major ongoing studies (each with multiple publications) are identified as…

Tenopir, Carol

2003-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Electronic Safety Resource Tools – Supporting Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Commercialization  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Hydrogen Safety Program conducted a planning session in Los Angeles, CA on April 1, 2014 to consider what electronic safety tools would benefit the next phase of hydrogen and fuel cell commercialization. A diverse, 20-person team led by an experienced facilitator considered the question as it applied to the eight most relevant user groups. The results and subsequent evaluation activities revealed several possible resource tools that could greatly benefit users. The tool identified as having the greatest potential for impact is a hydrogen safety portal, which can be the central location for integrating and disseminating safety information (including most of the tools identified in this report). Such a tool can provide credible and reliable information from a trustworthy source. Other impactful tools identified include a codes and standards wizard to guide users through a series of questions relating to application and specific features of the requirements; a scenario-based virtual reality training for first responders; peer networking tools to bring users from focused groups together to discuss and collaborate on hydrogen safety issues; and a focused tool for training inspectors. Table ES.1 provides results of the planning session, including proposed new tools and changes to existing tools.

Barilo, Nick F.

2014-09-29

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Phylogenetic analysis identifies the invertebrate pathogen Helicosporidium sp. as a green alga (Chlorophyta).  

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Historically, the invertebrate pathogens of the genus Helicosporidium were considered to be either protozoa or fungi, but the taxonomic position of this group has not been considered since 1931. Recently, a Helicosporidium sp., isolated from the blackfly Simulium jonesi Stone & Snoddy (Diptera: Simuliidae), has been amplified in the heterologous host Helicoverpa zea. Genomic DNA has been extracted from gradient-purified cysts. The 185, 28S and 5.8S regions of the Helicosporidium rDNA, as well as partial sequences of the actin and beta-tubulin genes, were amplified by PCR and sequenced. Comparative analysis of these nucleotide sequences was performed using neighbour-joining and maximum-parsimony methods. All inferred phylogenetic trees placed Helicosporidium sp. among the green algae (Chlorophyta), and this association was supported by bootstrap and parsimony jackknife values. Phylogenetic analysis focused on the green algae depicted Helicosporidium sp. as a close relative of Prototheca wickerhamii and Prototheca zopfii (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae), two achlorophylous, pathogenic green algae. On the basis of this phylogenetic analysis, Helicosporidium sp. is clearly neither a protist nor a fungus, but appears to be the first described algal invertebrate pathogen. These conclusions lead us to propose the transfer of the genus Helicosporidium to Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae. PMID:11837312

Tartar, Aurélien; Boucias, Drion G; Adams, Byron J; Becnel, James J

2002-01-01

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Sistema internacional sobre contaminates y residuos en alimentos [electronic resource  

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ISICRA the Spanish version of INFOCRIS provided an ideal Internet tool to improve awareness of successful case studies. SICRA uses a common set of Divisional resources to address issues from production to consumption.

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User Perception of Electronic Resources in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (UNILORIN  

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Full Text Available This study examined the user perception of the electronic resources by the academic staff of the University of Ilorin. The sample consists of 250 academic staff selected from eight (8 out of the twelve (12 faculties that made up of the university. Data were collected through an electronic resources user perceptional survey (ERUPS. Responses were received from 225 (90% academic staff of the eight faculties. Analysis revealed frequency of use of electronic resources was low. Reasons alluded to were lack of time because of the time required to focus on teaching; lack of awareness to electronic resources provided by the library; power outage, ineffective communication channels, slow network and inadequate searching skills. The study recommended adequate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT training for all categories of academic staff and provision of adequate power supply.

BASHORUN

2011-11-01

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A comparative analysis of the use of electronic resources by undergraduate students at two Kenyan universities  

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This article compares the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures, the levels of access, and the electronic resources usage patterns at two academic libraries in Kenya. The focus is on the use by undergraduate students at the private University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB) and the public Kenyatta University (KU) of electronic resources to support formal and informal learning. The article also briefly explores the perceptions of library managers with regard to teach...

Ingutia-oyieke, Lilian; Dick, Archie L.

2010-01-01

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Improving Electronic Resources Management (ERM): Critical Work Flow and Operations Solutions  

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Organization of electronic resources work flow and operations are critical in the increasingly complex world of library management. The way in which this management process is structured differs according to the type of library and organizational structure within. A common goal, though, is strategically sustaining access and availability to electronic resources over time and the effective management of the library staff that maintains them. In this joint session, librarians from George Mason ...

Appleton, Betsy; Regan, Shannon; England, Lenore; Fu, Li

2012-01-01

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Managing Selection for Electronic Resources: Kent State University Develops a New System to Automate Selection  

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Kent State University has developed a centralized system that manages the communication and work related to the review and selection of commercially available electronic resources. It is an automated system that tracks the review process, provides selectors with price and trial information, and compiles reviewers' feedback about the resource. It…

Downey, Kay

2012-01-01

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Availability And Use Of Electronic Resources In Spspm Libraries: A Study  

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Full Text Available This research paper describes availability and use of electronic resource by faculty members of SPSPM libraries. Now a day's e - resources are growing tremendously in the world and demands of the same are also increasing day by day from users.

Kamble M.G

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Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta no litoral nordeste do Brasil Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta in the northeastern coast of Brazil  

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Full Text Available Este estudo relata a primeira ocorrência de Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta para o litoral nordeste do Brasil e o segundo registro para o litoral brasileiro. O material foi coletado ao longo do litoral da Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S e 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W. A distribuição de B. composita foi ampliada no litoral do Brasil, uma vez que esta era conhecida apenas para a região sudeste, especificamente para Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. No Atlântico Americano, B. composita apresenta limite norte de distribuição nas Bermudas e limite sul, no Rio de Janeiro.This study reports the first occurrence of Boodlea composita (Harv. F.Brand (Chlorophyta to the northeastern coast of Brazil and the second record for the Brazilian coast. The material was collected along the coast of Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S and 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W. The distribution of B. composita was expanded along the coast of Brazil, since this was known only to the Southeast, specifically to Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. In American Atlantic, B. composita presents northern limit of distribution in Bermuda and southern limit at Rio de Janeiro.

Aigara Miranda Alves

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Boodlea composita (Harv.) F.Brand (Chlorophyta) no litoral nordeste do Brasil / Boodlea composita (Harv.) F.Brand (Chlorophyta) in the northeastern coast of Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este estudo relata a primeira ocorrência de Boodlea composita (Harv.) F.Brand (Chlorophyta) para o litoral nordeste do Brasil e o segundo registro para o litoral brasileiro. O material foi coletado ao longo do litoral da Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S e 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W). A distribuição de B. comp [...] osita foi ampliada no litoral do Brasil, uma vez que esta era conhecida apenas para a região sudeste, especificamente para Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. No Atlântico Americano, B. composita apresenta limite norte de distribuição nas Bermudas e limite sul, no Rio de Janeiro. Abstract in english This study reports the first occurrence of Boodlea composita (Harv.) F.Brand (Chlorophyta) to the northeastern coast of Brazil and the second record for the Brazilian coast. The material was collected along the coast of Bahia (08º20'07"-18º20'07''S and 30º20'37"-46º36'59"W). The distribution of B. c [...] omposita was expanded along the coast of Brazil, since this was known only to the Southeast, specifically to Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. In American Atlantic, B. composita presents northern limit of distribution in Bermuda and southern limit at Rio de Janeiro.

Aigara Miranda, Alves; Lísia Mônica de Souza, Gestinari; Neilton Argolo de, Andrade; Wellington Romualdo de, Almeida; Carlos Wallace do Nascimento, Moura.

2012-06-01

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Pesticides and electronic resources for health care providers.  

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Agricultural workers are at higher risk of occupational injuries, including pesticide exposures. There is general agreement that the training of health care providers to recognize and manage such exposures is limited and in need of improvement. While the Internet presents opportunities for health care providers to access information and continue their medical education, it can be difficult to identify relevant resources in a timely manner. This case report presents a realistic scenario of a suspected pesticide exposure among symptomatic agricultural workers. The discussion that follows presents Web-based resources that health care providers can rely upon in recognizing, managing, and preventing pesticide-related illness. PMID:15927917

Sudakin, Daniel L

2005-01-01

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Resource Sharing in the Electronic Era: Potentials and Paradoxes.  

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Discusses library resource sharing. Highlights include access to information, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and the social, economic, and technological complexities of new mechanisms; and traditional roles of libraries that provide both opportunities for cooperation and paradoxes for the continuation of selection, archiving, and…

Dannelly, Gay N.

1995-01-01

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ODLIS : Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science [electronic resource].  

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A hypertext reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries. Includes not only the terminology of the various specializations within library science and information studies but also the vocabulary of publishing, printing, binding, the book trade, graphic arts, book history, literature, bibliography, telecommunications, and computer science.

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Where Do Electronic Books Fit in the College Research Arsenal of Resources?  

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Student use of electronic books has become an accepted supplement to traditional resources. Student use and satisfaction was monitored through an online course discussion board. Increased use of electronic books indicate this service is an accepted supplement to the print book collection.

Barbier, Patricia

2007-01-01

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Using the Internet Gopher Protocol to link a computerized patient record and distributed electronic resources.  

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At Duke University Medical Center, we are developing a prototype clinical application for automated patient care plans with integrated links to electronic documents and other electronic resources. These links are implemented using the Internet Gopher Protocol, an emerging standard for distributed document search and retrieval. Use of this protocol permits storage of electronic documents in an open, nonproprietary manner. This paper discusses the architecture of the link mechanism and presents...

Hales, J. W.; Low, R. C.; Fitzpatrick, K. T.

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Electron beam pasteurised oil palm waste: a potential feed resource  

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Pasteurization of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) was performed using electron beam single sided irradiation. The dose profiles of oil palm EFB samples for different thickness in both directions X and Y were established. The results showed the usual characteristics dose uniformity as sample thickness decreased. The mean average absorbed dose on both sides at the surface and bottom of the samples for different thickness samples lead to establishing depth dose curve. Based on depth dose curve and operation conditions of electron beam machine, the process throughput for pasteurized oil palm EFB were estimated. (Author)

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Electronic information resource use: implications for teaching and library staff  

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Full Text Available Within institutions of higher education, teaching staff and library-based information specialists have tended to occupy separate worlds. Although there has been some contact, in the main this has been partial and intermittent. For first-year students, one consequence of this state of affairs has been the absence of a systematic and co-ordinated strategy for enabling them to acquire, practise and develop information-gathering skills. Teaching staff have seen their role in this respect mainly in terms of issuing students with reading lists containing a mix of books and journal articles, and underlying this approach is the expectation that information specialists will be on hand to provide whatever additional help is needed to access these resources, for example through the provision of introductory talks and one-to-one support sessions. Relatively few teaching staff have incorporated library exercises into their teaching and assessment, or adopted a more creative approach to information gathering by students, such as helping them use bibliographic and other aids to prepare personalized reading lists. Consequently, when students have been required to do this at later stages of their studies, especially in the context of preparing a dissertation, they have not been adequately prepared, and often find it extremely difficult to access and evaluate information resources effectively.

Roger Ottewill

1997-12-01

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????????Marketing of Electronic Information Resources: A Case of The J.D. Rockefeller Research Library, Egerton University?Nerisa Kamar  

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This paper gives a brief overview of electronic information resources and services offered by The J.D. Rockefeller Research Library at Egerton University and the marketing of these resources. The paper examines the various reasons for marketing electronic information resources, with emphasis on the various, and illustrates marketing strategies used by J.D Rockefeller Research library towards effective utilization of the available resources in supporting research, teaching and learnin...

Nerisa Kamar

2008-01-01

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Electronic textbooks as a professional resource after dental school.  

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In two previous studies of dental students' attitudes about the VitalSource Bookshelf, a digital library of dental textbooks, students expressed negative opinions about owning and reading electronic textbooks. With the assumption that dentists would find the digital textbooks useful for patient care, the authors surveyed recent graduates to determine if their attitude toward the VitalSource Bookshelf had changed. A brief survey was sent to 119 alumni from the classes of 2009 and 2010 of one U.S. dental school. Forty-seven (39.5 percent) completed the questionnaire. Eighteen respondents (48.3 percent) reported using the e-textbooks often or sometimes. The twenty-nine dentists who said they have not used the collection since graduation reported preferring print books or other online sources or having technical problems when downloading the books to a new computer. Only five respondents selected the VitalSource Bookshelf as a preferred source of professional information. Most of the respondents reported preferring to consult colleagues (37.8 percent), the Internet (20 percent), or hardcopy books (17.8 percent) for information. When asked in an open-ended question to state their opinion of the Bookshelf, nineteen (42.2 percent) responded positively, but almost one-third of these only liked the search feature. Six respondents reported that they never use the program. Twenty-two said they have had technical problems with the Bookshelf, including fifteen who have not been able to install it on a new computer. Many of them said they have not followed up with either the dental school or VitalSource support services to overcome this problem. Our study suggests that dentists, similar to dental students, dislike reading electronic textbooks, even with the advantage of searching a topic across more than sixty dental titles. PMID:22550109

Bates, Michael L; Strother, Elizabeth A; Brunet, Darlene P; Gallo, John R

2012-05-01

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Accommodating Consortia within Electronic Resource Management Systems: Extending the ERMI Specifications  

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This article discusses the needs of library consortia with respect to electronic resource management systems. The paper notes areas where the ERMI data dictionary fails to accommodate groups of libraries that by choice or necessity share an ERMS. The article documents areas where extension of the ERMI specifications is warranted in order to support library consortia.

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Silicon, a required nutrient for Cladophora glomerata (L) Kütz. (Chlorophyta).  

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Physiological and ultrastructural studies of unialgal cultures demonstrated that silicon is a required nutrient and a component of the cell walls of Cladophora glomerata. Addition of silicon promoted growth of the alga, and the addition of germanium, an analogue of silicon, inhibited growth of C. glomerata in culture. An electron-dense outer layer was a conspicuous part of the cell walls of filaments taken from silicon rich medium. PMID:24430695

Moore, L F; Traquair, J A

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The National Site Licensing of Electronic Resources: An Institutional Perspective  

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Full Text Available While academic libraries in most countries are struggling to negotiate with publishers and vendors individually or collaboratively via consortia, a few countries have experimented with a different model, national site licensing (NSL. Because NSL often involves government and large-scale collaboration, it has the potential to solve many problems in the complex licensing world. However, not many nations have adopted it. This study uses historical research approach and the comparative case study research method to explore the seemingly low level of adoption. The cases include the Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP, the United Kingdom’s National Electronic Site Licensing Initiative (NESLI, and the United States, which has not adopted NSL. The theoretical framework guiding the research design and data collection is W. Richard Scott’s institutional theory, which utilizes three supporting pillars—regulative, normative, and cultural-cognitive—to analyze institutional processes. In this study, the regulative pillar and the normative pillar of NSL adoption— an institutional construction and change—are examined. Data were collected from monographs, research articles, government documents, and relevant websites. Based on the analysis of these cases, a preliminary model is proposed for the adoption of NSL. The factors that support a country’s adoption of NSL include the need for new institutions, a centralized educational policy-making system and funding system, supportive political trends, and the tradition of cooperation. The factors that may prevent a country from adopting NSL include decentralized educational policy and funding, diversity and the large number of institutions, the concern for the “Big Deal,” and the concern for monopoly.

Xiaohua Zhu

2011-06-01

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Bit by Bit: A Series of Trends, Tools, and Initiatives Are Aimed at Improving Electronic Resource Management  

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Electronic resources are more prominent than ever in library collections, yet they resist easy management. A range of tools and cooperative efforts are emerging to improve the management and evaluation of electronic resources. Initiatives are underway to standardize and automate the harvesting of usage statistics and e-journal title and holdings…

Webster, Peter

2006-01-01

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Use and Cost of Electronic Resources in Central Library of Ferdowsi University Based on E-metrics  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the usage of electronic journals in Ferdowsi University, Iran based on e-metrics. The paper also aimed to emphasize the analysis of cost-benefit and the correlation between the journal impact factors and the usage data. In this study experiences of Ferdowsi University library on licensing and usage of electronic resources was evaluated by providing a cost-benefit analysis based on the cost and usage statistics of electronic resources. Vendor-provid...

Mohammad Reza Davarpanah; Nayereh Dadkhah

2012-01-01

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Marine flora of the Peninsula of Macanao, Margarita Island, Venezuela: I. Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae Flora Marina de la península de Macanao, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela: I. Chlorophyta y Phaeophyceae  

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Full Text Available A taxonomic study of the benthic marine algae of the phylum Chlorophyta and the class Phaeophyceae is given for the Peninsula of Macanao, Margarita Island, Venezuela. Twenty six species are described that represent new records for the area, enlarging the phycofloristic catalog of the region and the range of national distribution of the taxa. Complete diagnostic description and figures are given for each species. The taxonomy of the species is discussed.Se presenta el estudio taxonómico de las algas marinas bentónicas del phylum Chlorophyta y la clase Phaeophyceae para la Península de Macanao, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela. Se describen 26 especies, las cuales representan nuevos registros para el área, ampliando la lista ficoflorística de la región y el rango de distribución nacional de los taxa. Se aportan claves diagnósticas para cada grupo, descripciones taxonómicas, figuras con detalles de cada especie y se discuten particularidades taxonómicas de éstas.

Paola PARDO

2007-01-01

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Medical Image Resource Center–making electronic teaching files from PACS  

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A picture archive and communications system (PACS) is a rich source of images and data suitable for creating electronic teaching files (ETF). However, the potential for PACS to support nonclinical applications has not been fully realized: at present there is no mechanism for PACS to identify and store teaching files; neither is there a standardized method for sharing such teaching images. The Medical Image Resource Center (MIRC) is a new central image repository that defines standards for dat...

Tchoyoson Lim, C. C.; Yang, Guo Liang; Nowinski, Wieslaw L.; Hui, Francis

2003-01-01

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Los recursos educativos electrónicos: perspectivas y herramientas de evaluación / Electronic educational resources: perspectives and evaluation tools  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Los recursos electrónicos con fines educativos están cada vez más presentes en los procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje actuales, y por tanto, en las colecciones digitales de las bibliotecas. Ante su proliferación y heterogeneidad cada vez mayor se ha planteado como una necesidad para la comunidad univ [...] ersitaria definirlos y establecer un conjunto de criterios claros y relevantes de evaluación que permitan determinar la calidad de los mismos. En este trabajo se analizan las principales definiciones sobre recursos educativos electrónicos de cara a su acotación, se revisan las diferentes perspectivas para la evaluación de su calidad a través de la literatura científica, y se revisan las principales herramientas utilizadas para valorarlos. Finalmente, se presenta EVALUAREED, un instrumento diseñado para analizar y medir la calidad de los mismos, enfocado para ser utilizado por la comunidad universitaria, incluidas las bibliotecas. Abstract in english Electronic resources for education are increasingly present in the teaching-learning processes and in the digital library collections. Because of the proliferation and variety of educational resources, the educational community needs to define and establish a set of clear and relevant assessment to [...] determine their quality. This paper reviews the main definitions of electronic educational resources as well as different perspectives to the assessment of their quality through the scientific literature, and the main tools used to value them. Finally, it describes EVALUAREED, an instrument designed to analyze and measure the quality of these resources used by universitary community included the libraries.

Maria, Pinto; Carmen, Gomez-Camarero; Andrés, Fernández-Ramos.

2012-09-01

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Atividade antioxidante in vitro de extratos de algumas algas verdes (Chlorophyta) do litoral catarinense (Brasil) Antioxidant in vitro activity of extracts of some green seaweed (Chlorophyta) from southern Brazilian coast  

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O efeito antioxidante de quatro espécies de algas marinhas do filo Chlorophyta (Codium decorticatum, Enteromorpha intestinalis, Ulva fasciata e Chaetomorpha anteninna) foi avaliado através da inibição da peroxidação do ácido linoléico em emulsão. Os extratos etéreos e metanólicos, na concentração de 0,01%, foram obtidos por extração seqüencial das biomassas secas. As espécies mais efetivas sobre a peroxidação lipídica foram Enteromorpha intestinalis e Chaetomorpha anteninn...

Melissa dos Santos Raymundo; Paulo Horta; Roseane Fett

2004-01-01

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Flora béntica y reproducción de las algas Batophora spp. (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae) de una laguna costera contaminada (Bahía de Chetumal, México)  

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Los componentes de la flora béntica, y mediciones de partes vegetativas y reproductivas de Batophora oerstedii y B. occidentalis (Chlorophyta) se registraron en cinco sitios de la costa Oeste de la Bahía de Chetumal, donde se ha registrado la existencia de un gradiente de contaminación orgánica. La colecta de flora se realizó en mayo y Octubre de 1999, meses incluidos en las épocas climáticas de secas y lluvias, respectivamente. Se registraron 40 taxa de vegetación béntica, de los cu...

Quan-young, L. I.; Jime?nez-flores, S. G.; Espinoza-a?valos, J.

2006-01-01

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Impact of Knowledge Resources Linked to an Electronic Health Record on Frequency of Unnecessary Tests and Treatments  

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Introduction: Electronic knowledge resources have the potential to rapidly provide answers to clinicians' questions. We sought to determine clinicians' reasons for searching these resources, the rate of finding relevant information, and the perceived clinical impact of the information they retrieved. Methods: We asked general internists, family…

Goodman, Kenneth; Grad, Roland; Pluye, Pierre; Nowacki, Amy; Hickner, John

2012-01-01

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Teachers' Link to Electronic Resources in the Library Media Center: A Local Study of Awareness, Knowledge, and Influence  

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High school students often use online databases and the Internet in the school library media center (SLMC) to complete teachers' assignments. This case study used a survey to assess teachers' awareness of electronic resources, and to determine whether their directions influence student use of these resources in the SLMC. Participants were teachers…

Williams, Teresa D.; Grimble, Bonnie J.; Irwin, Marilyn

2004-01-01

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Semanti?ki veb i elektronski izvori informacija-SEMANTIC WEB AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES  

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The usage of electronic resources depends on good possibilities of searching and concept of the Semantic Web can be convenient solution for information retrieval (IR). WWW (World Wide Web) enables, with help of the search engines and huge number of available (meta)information, data that can satisfy user information need, but only at some extent. At the same time, there are more and more research efforts to increase the efficiency for IR until one gets as much as relevant information on the We...

Radovanovic, Danica

2003-01-01

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Achieving Resource Conservation in Electronic Waste Management: A Review of Options Available to Developing Countries  

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Full Text Available Large quantities of waste electronic devices (e-waste at their end-of-life, generated internally or imported illegally from developed countries, are currently being managed in the developing countries, through low-end means such as crude backyard recycling and disposal at unlined landfills or open dumps. The extension of the lifespan of electronic devices through reuse options such as repair, reconditioning and remanufacturing should be a priority in the management of electronic waste in developing countries considering the near absence of state-of-the-art recycling facilities in these countries. Life extension through product and component reuse is especially critical to electronic products because in recent years, electronics have increased in technological complexity, with new product innovations and ever shortening product life expectancy. For many products, environmentalists assume that reuse is environmentally beneficial because it replaces the manufacturing and purchase of new goods. However, on the contrary, manufacturers may oppose this type of reuse for the same reason. There is an urgent need to control the trans-boundary movement of electronic scrap especially to countries without established recycling facilities. Importations of secondhand electronics make such devices available to those who cannot afford new products. However, an international method of testing and certification is needed to ensure that exported secondhand devices are functional. Establishment of formal recycling facilities for e-waste in the developing countries will ensure resource reutilization with both economical and ecological gains. This study reviews options available in working towards eco-efficient management of e-waste in developing countries in the light of the present low-end management practices.

Innocent Chidi Nnorom

2007-01-01

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Factors Influencing Students' Use of Electronic Resources and their Opinions About this Use: The Case of Students at An-Najah National University  

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Full Text Available Electronic resources are becoming an integral part of the modern life and of the educational scene, especially the high education scene. In this research we wanted to verify what influences first degree university students' use of electronic resources and their opinions regarding this use. Collecting data from 202 students and analyzing it using SPSS, we found that more than one half of the participants had high level of electronic media use and more than one third had moderate level of electronic media use. These levels of use indicate the students' awareness of the role and benefits of electronic media use. Regarding the factors that influence the students' se of electronic resources we found that the student's use of electronic resources had significant strong positive relationships with the provision of electronic resources by the academic institution. It had significant moderate positive relationships with the resources characteristics and the course requirement, and had significant weak relationships with the instructor's support and the student's characteristics. We explained these relationships as resulting from the influence of the surrounding community. Regarding the students' opinions about the use of electronic resources, we found that the student's opinion of electronic resources has significant strong positive relationships with student's use of electronic resources, level of this use, the academic institution available facilities, student's characteristics and resources characteristics. It does not have significant relationships with the instructor's support or the course requirement. We explained these relationships depending on activity theory and its integration with ecological psychology.

Wajeeh M. Daher

2010-12-01

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Use of Electronic Information Resources and Research Output by Academic Staff in Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria  

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Full Text Available The study examined the use of electronic information resources and research output by academic staff in private universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. Three private universities were selected out of the nine private universities in Ogun state. These universities are Crescent University, Abeokuta, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, and Redeemers’ University, Mowe, all in Ogun State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling method was used to investigate respondents. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire. 225 copies of the questionnaire were administered at Babcock University and 144 were retrieved. 88 at Crescent University and 80 were retrieved, while 215 at the Redeemers’ University and 130 were retrieved. The research looked at the extent with which electronic information resources were used in the private universities in Ogun State, using the three universities as sample. A total of 528 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents at the three universities and a valid number of 354 (66% questionnaires were retrieved and analyzed. The questionnaire was designed using nominal and likert scales. The study revealed that most of the academic staff from the three private universities knew and used electronic information resources for their research work as shown on Tables 5, 6, 7 and 8. Findings from Tables 8 and 9 indicate that most of respondents from the three private universities have published their articles and presented papers with the use of electronic information resources. The study also revealed on Table 6 that effective use of electronic information resources contribute to the academics’ research output hence 329 (92.9% of the total respondents supported that view. It is imperative to state here that lack of personal computer and erratic power supply among others are major constraints that inhibit use of electronic information resources in the three private universities which invariably affects their research output. The researchers recommended that private universities in Nigeria expedite action in the area of improving access to electronic information resources through provision of subsidized computers and improved electricity supply in their various universities. Moreso, academic staff are advised to acquire computer skills, learn and relearn to navigate and utilize the vast available electronic information resources on the internet to achieve better research output.
Key words: Electronic information resources; Research output; Academics; Information access; Information skill; ICT; Electronic journal; Private university; Ogun state

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A consensus secondary structure of ITS2 in the chlorophyta identified by phylogenetic reconstruction.  

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The definition of species plays a pivotal role in biology. It has been proposed that Compensatory Base Changes (CBCs) in the fast-evolving Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) correlate with speciation and thus can be used to distinguish species. The applicability of CBC - based species concepts using ITS2, however, rests on the homology of the investigated ITS2 positions. We studied the ITS2 molecule of 147 strains of Chlorophyceae (Chlorophyta, Viridiplantae) including 26 new sequences in the order Chaetophorales, and compared their secondary structures to ITS2 in the sister class Ulvophyceae, represented by the order Ulvales. Using a phylogenetic/comparative approach, it was possible to identify 1) the first consensus structure model of the ITS2 molecule that can be applied to two classes of green algae [Ulvophyceae (Ulvales), Chlorophyceae] and 2) landmarks (the spacer regions separating the ITS2 Helices) for more robust prediction of the secondary structures in green algae. Moreover, we found that CBCs in homologous positions in these 147 strains (representing 115 validly described species) are either completely absent or mostly associated with internal branches representing higher order taxonomic levels (genera, families, orders). As reported for the Ulvales, CBCs are not diagnostic at the species level in the dataset used. PMID:23770573

Caisová, Lenka; Marin, Birger; Melkonian, Michael

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The xanthophyll cycle in green algae (chlorophyta): its role in the photosynthetic apparatus.  

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Light-dependent conversion of violaxanthin to zeaxanthin, the so-called xanthophyll cycle, was shown to serve as a major, short-term light acclimation mechanism in higher plants. The role of xanthophylls in thermal dissipation of surplus excitation energy was deduced from the linear relationship between zeaxanthin formation and the magnitude of non-photochemical quenching. Unlike in higher plants, the role of the xanthophyll cycle in green algae (Chlorophyta) is ambiguous, since its contribution to energy dissipation can significantly vary among species. Here, we have studied the role of the xanthophyll cycle in the adaptation of several species of green algae (Chlorella, Scenedesmus, Haematococcus, Chlorococcum, Spongiochloris) to high irradiance. The xanthophyll cycle has been found functional in all tested organisms; however its contribution to non-photochemical quenching is not as significant as in higher plants. This conclusion is supported by three facts: (i) in green algae the content of zeaxanthin normalized per chlorophyll was significantly lower than that reported from higher plants, (ii) antheraxanthin + zeaxanthin content displayed different diel kinetics from NPQ and (iii) in green algae there was no such linear relationship between NPQ and Ax + Zx, as found in higher plants. We assume that microalgae rely on other dissipation mechanism(s), which operate along with xanthophyll cycle-dependent quenching. PMID:15143443

Masojídek, J; Kopecký, J; Koblízek, M; Torzillo, G

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Levantamento florístico das Characeae (Chlorophyta) de Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil: Chara Floristic survey of the Characeae (Chlorophyta) of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul states, Brazil: Chara  

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O levantamento florístico do gênero Chara (Characeae, Chlorophyta) nos Estados de Mato Grosso (18°55'05"S, 54°50'39"W) e Mato Grosso do Sul (19°12'03"S, 57°35'32"W), Brasil, resultou na identificação, descrição e ilustração das seis espécies seguintes: Chara fibrosa C. Agardh ex Bruzelius emend. R. D Wood var. hydropitys (Reichenbach) R. D. Wood emend. R. D. Wood f. hydropitys, C. guairensis R. Bicudo, C. kenoyeri Howe, C. martiana Wallman, C. rusbyana Howe e C. socotrensis Nords...

Norma Catarina Bueno; Carlos Eduardo de Mattos Bicudo; Stefania Biolo; Thamis Meurer

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Resources.  

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Presents a guide to resources on television drama available to teachers for classroom use in television curriculum. Lists American and British television drama videorecordings of both series and individual presentations and offers a bibliography of "one-off" single fiction plays produced for British television. (JMF)

Stewart, John; MacDonald, Ian

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SAGES: A Suite of Freely-Available Software Tools for Electronic Disease Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings  

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Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology. Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology infrastructure, public health resources, and the costs of proprietary software. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is...

Lewis, Sheri L.; Feighner, Brian H.; Loschen, Wayne A.; Wojcik, Richard A.; Skora, Joseph F.; Coberly, Jacqueline S.; Blazes, David L.

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Genetic-algorithm-based optimization of a fuzzy logic resource manager for electronic attack  

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A fuzzy logic based expert system has been developed that automatically allocates electronic attack (EA) resources in real-time over many dissimilar platforms. The platforms can be very general, e.g., ships, planes, robots, land based facilities, etc. Potential foes the platforms deal with can also be general. This paper describes data mining activities related to development of the resource manager with a focus on genetic algorithm based optimization. A genetic algorithm requires the construction of a fitness function, a function that must be maximized to give optimal or near optimal results. The fitness functions are in general non- differentiable at many points and highly non-linear, neither property providing difficulty for a genetic algorithm. The fitness functions are constructed using insights from geometry, physics, engineering, and military doctrine. Examples are given as to how fitness functions are constructed including how the fitness function is averaged over a database of military scenarios. The use of a database of scenarios prevents the algorithm from having too narrow a range of behaviors, i.e., it creates a more robust solution.

Smith, James F., III; Rhyne, Robert D., II

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Effects of acid stress on Scenedesmus quadricauda (chlorophyta) and Anabaena sp. (cyanophyta)  

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The effects of pH in conjunction with light and temperature on growth of Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta) and Anabaena sp. (Cyanophyta) were examined in culture. Decreasing pH from 7 to 3 inhibited growth, more so in the blue-green alga. Effects were greatly influenced by light and temperature. Above a critical level (pH4 with the blue-green, pH 3 with the green) both algae recovered when acid stress was removed; post-acidification growth rates varied inversely with pH for the green alga and directly for the blue-green. Two sheathed blue-green algae (Lyngbya and Gleocapsa) grew below pH 6, while two unsheathed blue-green algae (Anabaena and Oscillatoria) did not. Cell dimensions of both S. quadricaude and Anabaena sp. generally increased as pH declined; the green alga was the more plastic of the two. Acid stress significantly decreased photosynthetic rate in S. quadricauda but did not for Anabaena sp. Respiratory rates were not significantly related to pH for either alga. Chlorophyll a per cell was higher than controls (pH 7) at pH 5 and 6 in Anabaena sp. and at pH 4 through 6 for S. quadricauda. Both cell division and total culture biomass declined with pH. When grown in mixed culture, the green alga usually predominated at pH 4 and often at pH 5; the blue-green was favored at lower light intensities and higher temperatures. In no instance did one alga stimulate growth of the other, although mutual inhibition occurred in several instances.

Hadden-Carter, P.J.

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Web Accessibility Issues for Higher & Further Education. EDNER (Formative Evaluation of the Distributed National Electronic Resource) Project. Issues Paper.  

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This issues paper, sixth in a series of eight, is intended to distill formative evaluation questions on topics that are central to the development of the higher and further education information environment in the United Kingdom. In undertaking formative evaluation studies, the Formative Evaluation of the Distributed National Electronic Resource

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Flora béntica y reproducción de las algas Batophora spp. (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae) de una laguna costera contaminada (Bahía de Chetumal, México)  

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Full Text Available SciELO Costa Rica | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Los componentes de la flora béntica, y mediciones de partes vegetativas y reproductivas de Batophora oerstedii y B. occidentalis (Chlorophyta) se registraron en cinco sitios de la costa Oeste de la Bahía de Chetumal, donde se ha registrado la existencia de un gradiente de contaminación orgánica. La [...] colecta de flora se realizó en mayo y Octubre de 1999, meses incluidos en las épocas climáticas de secas y lluvias, respectivamente. Se registraron 40 taxa de vegetación béntica, de los cuales 11 representan nuevos registros para la Bahía de Chetumal, y 6 para el Caribe Mexicano. Especies de Enteromorpha estuvieron presentes en ambientes ricos en materia orgánica, tanto de origen urbano, como natural. En los desagües de la Bahía de Chetumal existen especies indicadoras de contaminación, pero la ausencia de Batophora spp., dominante en esta laguna costera. Los caracteres morfológicos de B. occidentalis y B. oerstedii a lo largo de los cinco sitios de muestreo no reflejaron la presencia de contaminantes. Ambas especies presentaron diferencias significativas en su largo y ancho de gametóforos, y en el diámetro de gametangios. Las diferencias en estrategias reproductivas probablemente ayudan a que B. oerstedii y B. occidentalis puedan coexistir cercanamente en la Bahía de Chetumal. Abstract in english Benthic flora and reproduction of Batophora spp. algae (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae) in a polluted coastal lagoon (Chetumal Bay, Mexico). The benthic flora, and the vegetative and reproductive characters of the algae Batophora oerstedii and B. occidentalis (Chlorophyta) were recorded from five sites [...] of Chetumal Bay, Quintana Roo, Mexico. A sewage gradient has been reported along those sites. Plants were sampled in May and October 1999, which corresponded to dry and rainy seasons, respectively. Forty taxa were found, 11 are new records for the Chetumal Bay, and 6 are new records for the Mexican Caribbean. Enteromorpha species were present in sites known as rich in organic matter (both from anthropogenic and natural sources). Batophora spp. is the dominant algae in all Chetumal Bay. However, it was absent next to sewage outfalls. The morphological characters of B. oerstedii and B. occidentalis did not change significantly along the sites reported as polluted. The length and width of gametophores, as well as the diameter of the gametangia were clearly different for both species. Different reproductive strategies may help B. oerstedii and B. ccidentalis to closely coexist in the Chetumal Bay. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(2): 341-355. Epub 2006 Jun 01.

L.I, Quan-Young; S.G, Jiménez-Flores; J, Espinoza-Ávalos.

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Flora béntica y reproducción de las algas Batophora spp. (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae de una laguna costera contaminada (Bahía de Chetumal, México  

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Full Text Available Los componentes de la flora béntica, y mediciones de partes vegetativas y reproductivas de Batophora oerstedii y B. occidentalis (Chlorophyta se registraron en cinco sitios de la costa Oeste de la Bahía de Chetumal, donde se ha registrado la existencia de un gradiente de contaminación orgánica. La colecta de flora se realizó en mayo y Octubre de 1999, meses incluidos en las épocas climáticas de secas y lluvias, respectivamente. Se registraron 40 taxa de vegetación béntica, de los cuales 11 representan nuevos registros para la Bahía de Chetumal, y 6 para el Caribe Mexicano. Especies de Enteromorpha estuvieron presentes en ambientes ricos en materia orgánica, tanto de origen urbano, como natural. En los desagües de la Bahía de Chetumal existen especies indicadoras de contaminación, pero la ausencia de Batophora spp., dominante en esta laguna costera. Los caracteres morfológicos de B. occidentalis y B. oerstedii a lo largo de los cinco sitios de muestreo no reflejaron la presencia de contaminantes. Ambas especies presentaron diferencias significativas en su largo y ancho de gametóforos, y en el diámetro de gametangios. Las diferencias en estrategias reproductivas probablemente ayudan a que B. oerstedii y B. occidentalis puedan coexistir cercanamente en la Bahía de Chetumal.Benthic flora and reproduction of Batophora spp. algae (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae in a polluted coastal lagoon (Chetumal Bay, Mexico. The benthic flora, and the vegetative and reproductive characters of the algae Batophora oerstedii and B. occidentalis (Chlorophyta were recorded from five sites of Chetumal Bay, Quintana Roo, Mexico. A sewage gradient has been reported along those sites. Plants were sampled in May and October 1999, which corresponded to dry and rainy seasons, respectively. Forty taxa were found, 11 are new records for the Chetumal Bay, and 6 are new records for the Mexican Caribbean. Enteromorpha species were present in sites known as rich in organic matter (both from anthropogenic and natural sources. Batophora spp. is the dominant algae in all Chetumal Bay. However, it was absent next to sewage outfalls. The morphological characters of B. oerstedii and B. occidentalis did not change significantly along the sites reported as polluted. The length and width of gametophores, as well as the diameter of the gametangia were clearly different for both species. Different reproductive strategies may help B. oerstedii and B. ccidentalis to closely coexist in the Chetumal Bay. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(2: 341-355. Epub 2006 Jun 01.

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Use and Cost of Electronic Resources in Central Library of Ferdowsi University Based on E-metrics  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the usage of electronic journals in Ferdowsi University, Iran based on e-metrics. The paper also aimed to emphasize the analysis of cost-benefit and the correlation between the journal impact factors and the usage data. In this study experiences of Ferdowsi University library on licensing and usage of electronic resources was evaluated by providing a cost-benefit analysis based on the cost and usage statistics of electronic resources. Vendor-provided data were also compared with local usage data. The usage data were collected by tracking web-based access locally, and by collecting vender-provided usage data. The data sources were one-year of vendor-supplied e-resource usage data such as Ebsco, Elsevier, Proquest, Emerald, Oxford and Springer and local usage data collected from the Ferdowsi university web server. The study found that actual usage values differ for vendor-provided data and local usage data. Elsevier has got the highest usage degree in searches, sessions and downloads. Statistics also showed that a small number of journals satisfy significant amount of use while the majority of journals were used less frequent and some were never used at all. The users preferred the PDF rather than HTML format. The data in subject profile suggested that the provided e-resources were best suited to certain subjects. There was no correlation between IF and electronic journal use. Monitoring the usage of e-resources gained increasing importance for acquisition policy and budget decisions. The article provided information about local metrics for the six surveyed vendors/publishers, e.g. usage trends, requests per package, cost per use as related to the scientific specialty of the university.

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Atividade antioxidante in vitro de extratos de algumas algas verdes (Chlorophyta do litoral catarinense (Brasil Antioxidant in vitro activity of extracts of some green seaweed (Chlorophyta from southern Brazilian coast  

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Full Text Available O efeito antioxidante de quatro espécies de algas marinhas do filo Chlorophyta (Codium decorticatum, Enteromorpha intestinalis, Ulva fasciata e Chaetomorpha anteninna foi avaliado através da inibição da peroxidação do ácido linoléico em emulsão. Os extratos etéreos e metanólicos, na concentração de 0,01%, foram obtidos por extração seqüencial das biomassas secas. As espécies mais efetivas sobre a peroxidação lipídica foram Enteromorpha intestinalis e Chaetomorpha anteninna, com porcentagens de inibição acima de 70%. A habilidade dos extratos metanólicos para seqüestrar o peróxido de hidrogênio foi avaliada, obtendo-se valores médios para porcentagens de captura entre 1,26% e 20,01%. Além disto, quantificaram-se os teores de clorofila a, carotenóides totais e compostos fenólicos totais nas biomassas algais. Os resultados indicam que as algas verdes estudadas são uma fonte promissora de compostos biologicamente ativos com propriedades antioxidantes.The antioxidant activity of four species of green seaweeds of the phylo Chlorophyta (Codium decorticatum, Enteromorpha intestinalis, Ulva fasciata and Chaetomorpha anteninna collected at the seacoast of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, was evaluated by means of the inhibition of peroxidation of linoleic acid converted into emulsion. Both ethereal and methanolic extracts were obtained from dried biomasses by sequential extraction procedures in concentrations of 0.01%. The most efficient species towards lipid peroxidation were E. intestinalis and C. anteninna with inhibition yields above 70% .The capacity of methanolic extracts to quench hydrogen peroxide was also estimated. Mean values varied from 1.26 to 20.01%. Chlorophylls a, total carotenoids and phenolic compounds were also quantified in the biomasses. Results indicated that studied green seaweeds are a very promising source of biologically active compounds with antioxidant properties.

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Factors Influencing Students' Use of Electronic Resources and their Opinions About this Use: The Case of Students at An-Najah National University  

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Electronic resources are becoming an integral part of the modern life and of the educational scene, especially the high education scene. In this research we wanted to verify what influences first degree university students' use of electronic resources and their opinions regarding this use. Collecting data from 202 students and analyzing it using SPSS, we found that more than one half of the participants had high level of electronic media use and more than one third had moderate level of elect...

Daher, Wajeeh M.; Ali Shaqour

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??????????????????????????????? | Study of the Electronic Resources Usage Statistics Standards and Guidelines/ Hsueh-Hua Chen;Chia-Chen Hsu;Ya-Chi Chu  

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Recently, due to the advances of information technology, electronic resources are gradually replacing print resources as the largest consumer of library acquisition budgets. Logically, libraries want to evaluate the usage of electronic resources and incorporate the results into their decision making regarding electronic resource acquisition. Over these years, there is a general awareness among libraries to develop statistics standards and guidelines for library electronic resources usage. In this paper, literature review and content analysis methods are used to compare several library statistics standards, including: ISO 2789 ?ICOLC Guidelines?ANSI/NISO Z39.7?CNS13151?ARL E-Metrics?E-Measures Project?and Project COUNTER etc.

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Human resource requirements for quality-assured electronic data capture of the tuberculosis case register  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The tuberculosis case register is the data source for the reports submitted by basic management units to the national tuberculosis program. Our objective was to measure the data entry time required to complete and double-enter one record, and to estimate the time for the correction of errors in the captured information from tuberculosis case registers in Cambodia and Viet Nam. This should assist in quantifying the additional requirements in human resources for national programs moving towards electronic recording and reporting. Methods Data from a representative sample of tuberculosis case registers from Cambodia and Viet Nam were double-entered and discordances resolved by rechecking the original case register. Computer-generated data entry time recorded the time elapsed between opening of a new record and saving it to disk. Results The dataset comprised 22,732 double-entered records of 11,366 patients (37.1% from Cambodia and 62.9% from Viet Nam. The mean data entry times per record were 97.5 (95% CI: 96.2-98.8 and 66.2 (95% CI: 59.5-73.0 seconds with medians of 90 and 31 s respectively in Cambodia and in Viet Nam. The percentage of records with an error was 6.0% and 39.0% respectively in Cambodia and Viet Nam. Data entry time was inversely associated with error frequency. We estimate that approximately 118-person-hours were required to produce 1,000 validated records. Conclusions This study quantifies differences between two countries for data entry time for the tuberculosis case register and frequencies of data entry errors and suggests that higher data entry speed is partially offset by requiring revisiting more records for corrections.

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Integration and interoperability accessing electronic information resources in science and technology the proposal of Brazilian Digital Library  

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This paper describes technological and methodological options to achieve interoperability in accessing electronic information resources, available in Internet, in the scope of Brazilian Digital Library in Science and Technology Project - BDL, developed by Brazilian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information - IBICT. It stresses the impact of the Web in the publishing and communication processes in science and technology and also in the information systems and libraries. The work points out the two major objectives of the BDL Project: facilitates electronic publishing of different full text materials such as theses, journal articles, conference papers,grey literature - by Brazilian scientific community, so amplifying their nationally and internationally visibility; and achieving, through a unified gateway, thus avoiding a user to navigate and query across different information resources individually. The work explains technological options and standards that will assure interoperability in this context...

Marcondes, C H; Marcondes, Carlos H.; Sayao, Luis Fernando

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Challenges in the implementation of an electronic surveillance system in a resource-limited setting: Alerta, in Peru  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Infectious disease surveillance is a primary public health function in resource-limited settings. In 2003, an electronic disease surveillance system (Alerta was established in the Peruvian Navy with support from the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment (NMRCD. Many challenges arose during the implementation process, and a variety of solutions were applied. The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss these issues. Methods This is a retrospective description of the Alerta implementation. After a thoughtful evaluation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC guidelines, the main challenges to implementation were identified and solutions were devised in the context of a resource-limited setting, Peru. Results After four years of operation, we have identified a number of challenges in implementing and operating this electronic disease surveillance system. These can be divided into the following categories: (1 issues with personnel and stakeholders; (2 issues with resources in a developing setting; (3 issues with processes involved in the collection of data and operation of the system; and (4 issues with organization at the central hub. Some of the challenges are unique to resource-limited settings, but many are applicable for any surveillance system. For each of these challenges, we developed feasible solutions that are discussed. Conclusion There are many challenges to overcome when implementing an electronic disease surveillance system, not only related to technology issues. A comprehensive approach is required for success, including: technical support, personnel management, effective training, and cultural sensitivity in order to assure the effective deployment of an electronic disease surveillance system.

Soto Giselle

2008-11-01

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Building and Managing of Electronic Resources in Digital Era in India with Special Reference to IUCAA and NIV, Pune: A Comparative Case Study  

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This paper discusses and presents a comparative case study of two library of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Information Centre and Library (ICL) of National Institute of Virology (Indian Council of Medical Research) (NIV-ICMR). It covers the processes for acquiring/subscribing various e-resources, get access under UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium/Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED), including free databases available and developing e-resources...

Sahu, Hemant Kumar; Singh, Surya Nath

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Levantamento florístico das Characeae (Chlorophyta) de Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil: Chara / Floristic survey of the Characeae (Chlorophyta) of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul states, Brazil: Chara  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O levantamento florístico do gênero Chara (Characeae, Chlorophyta) nos Estados de Mato Grosso (18°55'05"S, 54°50'39"W) e Mato Grosso do Sul (19°12'03"S, 57°35'32"W), Brasil, resultou na identificação, descrição e ilustração das seis espécies seguintes: Chara fibrosa C. Agardh ex Bruzelius emend. R. [...] D Wood var. hydropitys (Reichenbach) R. D. Wood emend. R. D. Wood f. hydropitys, C. guairensis R. Bicudo, C. kenoyeri Howe, C. martiana Wallman, C. rusbyana Howe e C. socotrensis Nordstedt in Kuhn emend. R. D. Wood. Foram analisadas 93 amostras coletadas em 15 municípios e o material provém de coleções dos herbários CPAP, HMS e SP. A presença de Chara fibrosa var. hydropitys f. hydropitys e de C. guairensis, C. kenoyeri e C. socotrensis é documentada pioneiramente para os Estados de Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, respectivamente. A citação de C. martiana é pioneira para ambos os Estados. Chara guairensis foi a espécie que apresentou a mais ampla distribuição geográfica na área estudada, havendo sido coletada em nove localidades distintas, enquanto que C. kenoyeri e C. socotrensis foram as que apresentaram a distribuição geográfica mais restrita, ocorrendo em apenas duas localidades cada uma. Abstract in english Survey of genus Chara (Characeae, Chlorophyta) from the States of Mato Grosso (18°55'05"S, 54°50'39"W) and Mato Grosso do Sul (19°12'03"S, 57°35'32"W), Brazil, allowed identification of the following six species: Chara fibrosa C. Agardh ex Bruzelius emend. R. D Wood var. hydropitys (Reichenbach) R. [...] D. Wood emend. R. D. Wood f. hydropitys, C. guairensis R. Bicudo, C. kenoyeri Howe, C. martiana Wallman, C. rusbyana Howe and C. socotrensis Nordstedt in Kuhn emend. R. D. Wood. Ninety three samples collected from 15 different municipalities were studied, the material being deposited at CPAP, HMS and SP herbaria. Presence of Chara fibrosa var. hydropitys f. hydropitys and of C. guairensis, C. kenoyeri and C. socotrensis is documented for the first time for the States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, respectively. Citation of C. martiana is pioneer for both States. Chara guairensis, identified from 9 different locations, was the best geographically represented species in the area, whereas C. kenoyeri and C. socotrensis were the least represented ones, being collected from only two locations each.

Norma Catarina, Bueno; Carlos Eduardo de Mattos, Bicudo; Stefania, Biolo; Thamis, Meurer.

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Levantamento florístico das Characeae (Chlorophyta de Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil: Chara Floristic survey of the Characeae (Chlorophyta of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul states, Brazil: Chara  

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Full Text Available O levantamento florístico do gênero Chara (Characeae, Chlorophyta nos Estados de Mato Grosso (18°55'05"S, 54°50'39"W e Mato Grosso do Sul (19°12'03"S, 57°35'32"W, Brasil, resultou na identificação, descrição e ilustração das seis espécies seguintes: Chara fibrosa C. Agardh ex Bruzelius emend. R. D Wood var. hydropitys (Reichenbach R. D. Wood emend. R. D. Wood f. hydropitys, C. guairensis R. Bicudo, C. kenoyeri Howe, C. martiana Wallman, C. rusbyana Howe e C. socotrensis Nordstedt in Kuhn emend. R. D. Wood. Foram analisadas 93 amostras coletadas em 15 municípios e o material provém de coleções dos herbários CPAP, HMS e SP. A presença de Chara fibrosa var. hydropitys f. hydropitys e de C. guairensis, C. kenoyeri e C. socotrensis é documentada pioneiramente para os Estados de Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, respectivamente. A citação de C. martiana é pioneira para ambos os Estados. Chara guairensis foi a espécie que apresentou a mais ampla distribuição geográfica na área estudada, havendo sido coletada em nove localidades distintas, enquanto que C. kenoyeri e C. socotrensis foram as que apresentaram a distribuição geográfica mais restrita, ocorrendo em apenas duas localidades cada uma.Survey of genus Chara (Characeae, Chlorophyta from the States of Mato Grosso (18°55'05"S, 54°50'39"W and Mato Grosso do Sul (19°12'03"S, 57°35'32"W, Brazil, allowed identification of the following six species: Chara fibrosa C. Agardh ex Bruzelius emend. R. D Wood var. hydropitys (Reichenbach R. D. Wood emend. R. D. Wood f. hydropitys, C. guairensis R. Bicudo, C. kenoyeri Howe, C. martiana Wallman, C. rusbyana Howe and C. socotrensis Nordstedt in Kuhn emend. R. D. Wood. Ninety three samples collected from 15 different municipalities were studied, the material being deposited at CPAP, HMS and SP herbaria. Presence of Chara fibrosa var. hydropitys f. hydropitys and of C. guairensis, C. kenoyeri and C. socotrensis is documented for the first time for the States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, respectively. Citation of C. martiana is pioneer for both States. Chara guairensis, identified from 9 different locations, was the best geographically represented species in the area, whereas C. kenoyeri and C. socotrensis were the least represented ones, being collected from only two locations each.

Norma Catarina Bueno

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Achieving Resource Conservation in Electronic Waste Management: A Review of Options Available to Developing Countries  

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Large quantities of waste electronic devices (e-waste) at their end-of-life, generated internally or imported illegally from developed countries, are currently being managed in the developing countries, through low-end means such as crude backyard recycling and disposal at unlined landfills or open dumps. The extension of the lifespan of electronic devices through reuse options such as repair, reconditioning and remanufacturing should be a priority in the management of electronic waste in dev...

Innocent Chidi Nnorom; Oladele Osibanjo; Stanley Onyedikachi Nnorom

2007-01-01

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Challenges for international students in using electronic resources in the Learning Centre :a case study of Oslo University College  

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The purpose of this study is to find out the challenges facing by international students in using electronic resources in the OUC learning center. This research has used a qualitative approach and purposive, a non-probability techniques used for sampling of this study. A semi-structured face-to-face interviews method is used for the collection of data. The interview questions were open ended and the discourse analysis method has been used for analysing data. In the data analysis section the r...

Rahman, Md Anisur

2011-01-01

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Print and Electronic Resources: Usage Statistics at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to quantify the use of electronic journals in comparison with the print collections in the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library. Design/methodology/approach: A detailed analysis was made of the use of lending services, the Xerox facility and usage of electronic journals such as Science Direct,…

Kapoor, Kanta

2010-01-01

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MendelWeb: An Electronic Science/Math/History Resource for the WWW.  

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This paper describes a hypermedia resource, called MendelWeb that integrates elementary biology, discrete mathematics, and the history of science. MendelWeb is constructed from Gregor Menders 1865 paper, "Experiments in Plant Hybridization". An English translation of Mendel's paper, which is considered to mark the birth of classical and…

Blumberg, Roger B.

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Impact of Electronic Resources on Collection Development, the Roles of Librarians, and Library Consortia.  

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As the purchase of virtual resources accelerates, particularly through consortial agreements, the autonomy of the local library will fade and the roles of librarians will change drastically. This rapid transformation is illustrated by a discussion of OhioLINK and its positive and negative effects on one member library. (Contains 21 references.)…

Thornton, Glenda A.

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Visualization of DNA-containing structures in various species of Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta and Cyanophyta using SYBR Green I dye.  

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We developed an alternative method of staining cell nuclei and chloroplast nucleoids of algal cells using SYBR Green I (the fluorescent dye used commonly for detecting dsDNA in agarose and polyacrylamide gels as an alternative to highly mutagenic ethidium bromide and for DNA staining of viruses and bacteria followed by flow cytometry, digital image analysis or real-time PCR), which enabled routine staining in vivo. Cells do not need to be fixed or treated chemically or physically before staining, thus the shape, size and position of DNA-containing structures are not affected. The fluorescence signal is sharp and reproducible. Examples of application of the method are shown in color microphotographs for representatives of eukaryotic algae from the taxa Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta and the prokaryotic Cyanophyta. The method is also useful for studying progress of the cell cycle in algal cells dividing by multiple fission, as shown by observation of changes in nuclear number during the cell cycle of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Scenedesmus quadricauda. Staining with SYBR Green I can be recommended as a fast, safe and efficient method for the detection of DNA-containing structures in vivo. PMID:16408852

Vítová, M; Hendrychová, J; Cepák, V; Zachleder, V

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The appearance of Ulva laetevirens (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in the northeast coast of the United States of America  

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Introduced species may outcompete or hybridize with native species, resulting in the loss of native biodiversity or even alteration of ecosystem processes. In this study, we reported an alien distromatic Ulva species, which was found in an embayment (Holly Pond) connected with Long Island Sound, USA. The morphological and anatomical observations in combination with molecular data were used for its identification to species. Anatomy of collected specimens showed that the cell shape in rhizoidal and basal regions was round and the marginal teeth along the basal and median region were not found. These characteristics were primarily identical to the diagnostic characteristics of Ulva laetevirens Areschoug (Chlorophyta). The plastid-encoding tufA and nucleusencoding ITS1 were used for its molecular identification. Phylogenetic analysis for the tufA gene placed the specimens from Holly Pond in a well-supported clade along with published sequences of U. laetevirens identified early without any sequence divergence. In ITS tree, the sample also formed well-supported clades with the sequences of U. laetevirens with an estimated sequence divergence among the taxa in these clades as low as 1%. These findings confirmed the morpho-anatomical conclusion. Native to Australia, this species was reported in several countries along the Mediterranean coast after the late of 1990s. This is the first time that U. laetevirens is found in the northeast coast of United States and the second record for Atlantic North America.

Mao, Yunxiang; Kim, Jang Kyun; Wilson, Roderick; Yarish, Charles

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Preference and Use of Electronic Information and Resources by Blind/Visually Impaired in NCR Libraries in India  

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Full Text Available This paper aims to determine the preference and use of electronic information and resources by blind/visually impaired users in the leading National Capital Region (NCR libraries of India. Survey methodology has been used as the basic research tool for data collection with the help of questionnaires. The 125 in total users surveyed in all the five libraries were selected randomly on the basis of willingness of the users with experience of working in digital environments to participate in the survey. The survey results were tabulated and analyzed with descriptive statistics methods using Excel software and 'Stata version 11'. The findings reveal that ICT have a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities as it helps them to work independently and increases the level of confidence among them. The Internet is the most preferred medium of access to information among the majority of blind/visually impaired users. The 'Complexity of content available on the net' is found as the major challenge faced during Internet use by blind users of NCR libraries. 'Audio books on CDs/DVDs and DAISY books' are the most preferred electronic resources among the majority of blind/visually impaired users. This study will help the library professionals and organizations/institutions serving people with disabilities to develop effective library services for blind/visually impaired users in the digital environment on the basis of findings on information usage behavior in the study.

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Human resource requirements for quality-assured electronic data capture of the tuberculosis case register  

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Abstract Background The tuberculosis case register is the data source for the reports submitted by basic management units to the national tuberculosis program. Our objective was to measure the data entry time required to complete and double-enter one record, and to estimate the time for the correction of errors in the captured information from tuberculosis case registers in Cambodia and Viet Nam. This should assist in quantifying the additional requirements in human resources...

Hoa Nguyen B; Sokun Chay; Wei Chen; Lauritsen Jens M; Rieder Hans L.

2012-01-01

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Searching Electronic Resources on Internet : Tools for Researchers And Library Professional  

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In this Internet Era Libraries & Information Centers increasingly being called upon to provide more relevant, up-to-date and timely information to a wide range of users. To satisfy the varied needs, they require availability and accessibility to a variety of information resources and formats ( such as digital, full text, sound, graphics, images, multimedia & hypertext as well as printed documents). To cope with the new technology library professionals and the researchers should developed hims...

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Taxonomy and distribution of the green algal genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in Brazil / Taxonomia e distribuição do gênero de algas verdes Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) no Brasil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese Halimeda é um gênero de algas verdes de talo cenocítico e calcificado que desempenha importante papel ecológico em regiões tropicais. Segmentos calcificados e branqueados de Halimeda podem-se acumular em grandes depósitos com potencial econômico, como ocorre na costa nordeste do Brasil. O levantamen [...] to do gênero no Brasil, baseado em coletas recentes e em abundante material depositado em herbários brasileiros, mostrou a presença de sete espécies: Halimeda cuneata Hering, H. discoidea Decaisne, H. gracilis Harvey ex J. Agardh, H. incrassata (Ellis) Lamouroux, H. opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux, H. simulans Howe e H. tuna (Ellis & Solander) Lamouroux, as quais são descritas em detalhe, com ênfase nos caracteres diagnósticos. Nossos estudos mostraram que a forma e tamanho dos utrículos em vista frontal, vistos em microscopia eletrônica de varredura, permite a distinção entre algumas espécies. Exemplares férteis de Halimeda cuneata e H. discoidea são descritos pela primeira vez para a costa brasileira. Para cada espécie é indicada a distribuição vertical e geográfica na costa brasileira, extendendo-se o limite sul de distribuição do gênero no Atlântico ocidental. Abstract in english Halimeda is a genus of calcified coenocytic green algae with a well known ecological importance in some tropical areas. Bleached calcified segments of Halimeda may accumulate in large deposits of economic potential as is the case in the northeastern coast of Brazil. In a survey of the genus in Brazi [...] l based on recent collections and examination of abundant material deposited on Brazilian herbaria we identified seven species: Halimeda cuneata Hering, H. discoidea Decaisne, H. gracilis Harvey ex J. Agardh, H. incrassata (Ellis) Lamouroux, H. opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux, H. simulans Howe and H. tuna (Ellis & Solander) Lamouroux. These species are described in detail, with emphasis on diagnostic characters. Our study has shown that the shape and size of the utricula in surface view, under scanning electron microscopy, can be utilized to discriminate some species. Fertile specimens of Halimeda cuneata and H. discoidea are reported for the first time in the region. Data on vertical and geographical distribution are presented for each species and the southern limit of the genus in the western Atlantic was extended.

Maria Elizabeth, Bandeira-Pedrosa; Sonia M.B., Pereira; Eurico C., Oliveira.

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Taxonomy and distribution of the green algal genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta in Brazil Taxonomia e distribuição do gênero de algas verdes Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta no Brasil  

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Full Text Available Halimeda is a genus of calcified coenocytic green algae with a well known ecological importance in some tropical areas. Bleached calcified segments of Halimeda may accumulate in large deposits of economic potential as is the case in the northeastern coast of Brazil. In a survey of the genus in Brazil based on recent collections and examination of abundant material deposited on Brazilian herbaria we identified seven species: Halimeda cuneata Hering, H. discoidea Decaisne, H. gracilis Harvey ex J. Agardh, H. incrassata (Ellis Lamouroux, H. opuntia (Linnaeus Lamouroux, H. simulans Howe and H. tuna (Ellis & Solander Lamouroux. These species are described in detail, with emphasis on diagnostic characters. Our study has shown that the shape and size of the utricula in surface view, under scanning electron microscopy, can be utilized to discriminate some species. Fertile specimens of Halimeda cuneata and H. discoidea are reported for the first time in the region. Data on vertical and geographical distribution are presented for each species and the southern limit of the genus in the western Atlantic was extended.Halimeda é um gênero de algas verdes de talo cenocítico e calcificado que desempenha importante papel ecológico em regiões tropicais. Segmentos calcificados e branqueados de Halimeda podem-se acumular em grandes depósitos com potencial econômico, como ocorre na costa nordeste do Brasil. O levantamento do gênero no Brasil, baseado em coletas recentes e em abundante material depositado em herbários brasileiros, mostrou a presença de sete espécies: Halimeda cuneata Hering, H. discoidea Decaisne, H. gracilis Harvey ex J. Agardh, H. incrassata (Ellis Lamouroux, H. opuntia (Linnaeus Lamouroux, H. simulans Howe e H. tuna (Ellis & Solander Lamouroux, as quais são descritas em detalhe, com ênfase nos caracteres diagnósticos. Nossos estudos mostraram que a forma e tamanho dos utrículos em vista frontal, vistos em microscopia eletrônica de varredura, permite a distinção entre algumas espécies. Exemplares férteis de Halimeda cuneata e H. discoidea são descritos pela primeira vez para a costa brasileira. Para cada espécie é indicada a distribuição vertical e geográfica na costa brasileira, extendendo-se o limite sul de distribuição do gênero no Atlântico ocidental.

Maria Elizabeth Bandeira-Pedrosa

2004-06-01

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Internet and electronic resources for inflammatory bowel disease: a primer for providers and patients.  

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Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasingly turning to the Internet to research their condition and engage in discourse on their experiences. This has resulted in new dynamics in the relationship between providers and their patients, with misinformation and advertising potentially presenting barriers to the cooperative patient-provider partnership. This article addresses important issues of online IBD-related health information and social media activity, such as quality, reliability, objectivity, and privacy. We reviewed the medical literature on the quality of online information provided to IBD patients, and summarized the most commonly accessed Websites related to IBD. We also assessed the activity on popular social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), and evaluated currently available applications for use by IBD patients and providers on mobile phones and tablets. Through our review of the literature and currently available resources, we developed a list of recommended online resources to strengthen patient participation in their care by providing reliable, comprehensive educational material. PMID:22147497

Fortinsky, Kyle J; Fournier, Marc R; Benchimol, Eric I

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Green Supply Chain Collaboration for Fashionable Consumer Electronics Products under Third-Party Power Intervention—A Resource Dependence Perspective  

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Full Text Available Under third-party power intervention (TPPI, which increases uncertainty in task environments, complex channel power interplays and restructuring are indispensable among green supply chain members as they move toward sustainable collaborative relationships for increased viability and competitive advantage. From the resource dependence perspective, this work presents a novel conceptual model to investigate the influence of political and social power on channel power restructuring and induced green supply chain collaboration in brander-retailer bidirectional green supply chains of fashionable consumer electronics products (FCEPs. An FCEP refers to the consumer electronics product (e.g., personal computers, mobile phones, computer notebooks, and game consoles with the features of a well-known brand associated, a short product lifecycle, timely and fashionable design fit for market trends, and quick responsiveness to the variations of market demands. The proposed model is tested empirically using questionnaire data obtained from retailers in the FCEP brander-retailer distribution channels. Analytical results reveal that as an extension of political and social power, TPPI positively affects the reciprocal interdependence of dyadic members and reduces power asymmetry, thereby enhancing the collaborative relationship of dyadic members and leading to improved green supply chain performance. Therein, reciprocal interdependence underlying collaborative relationship is the key to reducing the external environmental uncertainties in the TPPI context.

Jiuh-Biing Sheu

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Nuevos registros del género Anadyomene J.V. Lamouroux (Anadyomenaceae, Chlorophyta) para el mar Caribe / New records of the genus Anadyomene J.(from the Caribbean Sea)  

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Full Text Available SciELO Venezuela | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Dos nuevos registros del género Anadyomene (Anadyomenaceae, Chlorophyta) se reportan para la costa venezolana: A. pavonina y rhizoidifera, originalmente descritas para Florida y Brasil respectivamente. Estas algas se colectaron creciendo sobre Sargassum sp. a una profundidad de 18 m en los alrededor [...] es del cayo Nordisquí del Parque Nacional Archipiélago de Los Roques. Hasta el presente, la única especie de esta familia registrada para la costa venezolana había sido stellata, también recolectada en el Archipiélago de Los Roques y en las islas de Los Hermanos. Estos registros amplían la distribución geográfica de estas especies para el mar Caribe. Abstract in english Two new records of Anadyomene (Anadyomenaceae, Chlorophyta) are reported from Venezuelan coast: A. pavonina and rhizoidifera, originally described from Florida and Brazil respectively. Both species are growing at 18 m depth around Nordisqui key in Archipiélago Los Roques National Park. The only spec [...] ies of this family reported from Venezuelan coast was A. stellata also from Archipiélago Los Roques and Los Hermanos islands. This record extends the geographic distribution of this species for Caribbean Sea.

Beatriz, Vera; César, Paz; Juan, Linares.

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Comparison of plastid 16S rRNA (rrn16) genes from Helicosporidium spp.: evidence supporting the reclassification of Helicosporidia as green algae (Chlorophyta).  

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The Helicosporidia are invertebrate pathogens that have recently been identified as non-photosynthetic green algae (Chlorophyta). In order to confirm the algal nature of the genus Helicosporidium, the presence of a retained chloroplast genome in Helicosporidia cells was investigated. Fragments homologous to plastid 16S rRNA (rrn16) genes were amplified successfully from cellular DNA extracted from two different Helicosporidium isolates. The fragment sequences are 1269 and 1266 bp long, are very AT-rich (60.7 %) and are similar to homologous genes sequenced from non-photosynthetic green algae. Maximum-parsimony, maximum-likelihood and neighbour-joining methods were used to infer phylogenetic trees from an rrn16 sequence alignment. All trees depicted the Helicosporidia as sister taxa to the non-photosynthetic, pathogenic alga Prototheca zopfii. Moreover, the trees identified Helicosporidium spp. as members of a clade that included the heterotrophic species Prototheca spp. and the mesotrophic species Chlorella protothecoides. The clade is always strongly supported by bootstrap values, suggesting that all these organisms share a most recent common ancestor. Phylogenetic analyses inferred from plastid 16S rRNA genes confirmed that the Helicosporidia are non-photosynthetic green algae, close relatives of the genus Prototheca (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Such phylogenetic affinities suggest that Helicosporidium spp. are likely to possess Prototheca-like organelles and organelle genomes. PMID:14657099

Tartar, Aurélien; Boucias, Drion G; Becnel, James J; Adams, Byron J

2003-11-01

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Taxonomic significance of micromorphology and dimensions of oospores in the genus Chara L., Charales, Chlorophyta  

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Oospore wall ornamentation patterns as revealed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) provide important taxonomic characters in the Charales. The present study illustrates inter- and intra-specific variations in the oospore wall ornamentation of five species of Chara, including eight intra-specific taxa. The type variety and form of C. globularis shows pusticular elevations with pores at the base of the elevation. The variety and form aspera of C. globularis shows a porous oospore wall, and t...

Mandal D.K.; Rej S.

2004-01-01

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31P-NMR differentiation between intracellular phosphate pools in Cosmarium (chlorophyta)  

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31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of intact Cosmarium sp. cells is presented as a suitable tool for the differentiation of intracellular accumulation pools of polyphosphates. The cold trichloroacetic acid (TCA) insoluble fraction is shown to contain most of the total cellular phosphate in the phosphate rich Cosmarium cells. Moreover, evidence from a 31P-NMR study and electron microscopic observations of cold TCA treated Cosmarium cells indicate that this fraction consists mostly of polyphosphates which seem to retain the native morphological structure observed in the untreated cells. The determination of orthophosphate in the hot water extract of Cosmarium cells did not measure the polyphosphate pools. Determination of total phosphorus content in the hot water extract rendered a value three times higher than the frequently used orthophosphate determination procedure. However, as revealed by the 31P-NMR spectra and the chemical analyses of the extract and of the treated cells, even total phosphorus in the extract measured only 30% of the total cellular phosphorus. 31P-NMR enabled the unequivocal chemical identification of the major phosphate compounds in the hot water extract (Surplus P) as orthophosphate and polyphosphates of about 10 phosphate units chainlength. More than 70% of the accumulation pool of polyphosphates was still in the cells after extraction. However, the electron microscopy study revealed th the electron microscopy study revealed that the native granular structure of polyphosphates had been destroyed by the hot water extraction procedure

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CMS Molecular Biology Resource  

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The CMS Molecular Biology Resource at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln "is a compendium of electronic and Internet-accessible tools and resources for molecular biology, biotechnology, molecular evolution, biochemistry, and biomolecular modeling." Included are pointers to protein biochemistry databases, DNA/RNA structural databases, molecular evolution phylogeny resources, bioinformatics resources, and biomolecular modeling image resources, among others.

Smith, Christopher M.

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The BRIGHTEN Program: Implementation and Evaluation of a Program to Bridge Resources of an Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Team via Electronic Networking  

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Purpose: To demonstrate the feasibility of the BRIGHTEN Program (Bridging Resources of an Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Team via Electronic Networking), an interdisciplinary team intervention for assessing and treating older adults for depression in outpatient primary and specialty medical clinics. The BRIGHTEN team collaborates "virtually"…

Emery, Erin E.; Lapidos, Stan; Eisenstein, Amy R.; Ivan, Iulia I.; Golden, Robyn L.

2012-01-01

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Sem study of cell walls of 24 desmids (desmidiaceae, chlorophyta) from China  

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Surface ornamentations of the cell walls of 24 desmid species varieties and forms belonging to 7 genera were studied under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Among these desmids, 1 species and 1 variety are new to science, 13 species, varieties and forms are recorded in China for the first time. These desmids are subdivided into homogeneous and heterogeneous types based on the characteristic ornamentations on their cell walls. A unique ornamentation pattern, the centre of each scrobiculation with a small punctum regularly arranged on the cell wall, and very fine puncta scattered on the cell wall can only be revealed under high SEM magnification.

Wei, Yinxin

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A close-up view on ITS2 evolution and speciation - a case study in the Ulvophyceae (Chlorophyta, Viridiplantae  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The second Internal Transcriber Spacer (ITS2 is a fast evolving part of the nuclear-encoded rRNA operon located between the 5.8S and 28S rRNA genes. Based on crossing experiments it has been proposed that even a single Compensatory Base Change (CBC in helices 2 and 3 of the ITS2 indicates sexual incompatibility and thus separates biological species. Taxa without any CBC in these ITS2 regions were designated as a 'CBC clade'. However, in depth comparative analyses of ITS2 secondary structures, ITS2 phylogeny, the origin of CBCs, and their relationship to biological species have rarely been performed. To gain 'close-up' insights into ITS2 evolution, (1 86 sequences of ITS2 including secondary structures have been investigated in the green algal order Ulvales (Chlorophyta, Viridiplantae, (2 after recording all existing substitutions, CBCs and hemi-CBCs (hCBCs were mapped upon the ITS2 phylogeny, rather than merely comparing ITS2 characters among pairs of taxa, and (3 the relation between CBCs, hCBCs, CBC clades, and the taxonomic level of organisms was investigated in detail. Results High sequence and length conservation allowed the generation of an ITS2 consensus secondary structure, and introduction of a novel numbering system of ITS2 nucleotides and base pairs. Alignments and analyses were based on this structural information, leading to the following results: (1 in the Ulvales, the presence of a CBC is not linked to any particular taxonomic level, (2 most CBC 'clades' sensu Coleman are paraphyletic, and should rather be termed CBC grades. (3 the phenetic approach of pairwise comparison of sequences can be misleading, and thus, CBCs/hCBCs must be investigated in their evolutionary context, including homoplasy events (4 CBCs and hCBCs in ITS2 helices evolved independently, and we found no evidence for a CBC that originated via a two-fold hCBC substitution. Conclusions Our case study revealed several discrepancies between ITS2 evolution in the Ulvales and generally accepted assumptions underlying ITS2 evolution as e.g. the CBC clade concept. Therefore, we developed a suite of methods providing a critical 'close-up' view into ITS2 evolution by directly tracing the evolutionary history of individual positions, and we caution against a non-critical use of the ITS2 CBC clade concept for species delimitation.

Caisová Lenka

2011-09-01

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Innovative direct energy conversion systems using electronic adiabatic processes of electron fluid in solid conductors: new plants of electrical power and hydrogen gas resources without environmental pollutions  

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It is shown that using a novel recycling process of the environmental thermal energy, innovative permanent auto-working direct energy converter systems (PA-DEC systems) from the environmental thermal to electrical and/or chemical potential (TE/CP) energies, abbreviated as PA-TE/CP-DEC systems, can be used for new auto-working electrical power plants and the plants of the compressible and conveyable hydrogen gas resources at various regions in the whole world, with contributions to the world peace and the economical development in the south part of the world. It is shown that the same physical mechanism by free electrons and electrical potential determined by temperature in conductors, which include semiconductors, leads to the Peltier effect and the Seebeck one. It is experimentally clarified that the long distance separation between two {pi} type elements of the heat absorption (HAS) and the production one (HPS) of the Peltier effect circuit system or between the higher temperature side (HTS) and the lower one (LTS) of the Seebeck effect circuit one does not change in the whole for the both effects. By using present systems, we do not need to use petrified fuels such as coals, oils, and natural gases in order to decrease the greenhouse effect by the CO{sub 2} surrounding the earth. Furthermore, we do not need plats of nuclear fissions that left radiating wastes, i.e., with no environmental pollutions. The PA-TE/CP-DEC systems can be applicable for several km scale systems to the micro ones, such as the plants of the electrical power, the compact transportable hydrogen gas resources, a large heat energy container, which can be settled at far place from thermal energy absorbing area, the refrigerators, the air conditioners, home electrical apparatuses, and further the computer elements. It is shown that the simplest PA-TE/CP-DEC system can be established by using only the Seebeck effect components and the resolving water ones. It is clarified that the externally applied electrical energy is used only for the Joule heating in the total resistance of the circuit, and the transportation of heat energy takes place independently from the external electrical source. It is clarified that since we make the innovative PA-TE/CP-DEC systems in thermally open surroundings, the entropy theory established in the closed system is not applicable for the proposed systems. (author)

Kondoh, Y.; Kondo, M.; Shimoda, K.; Takahashi, T. [Gunma Univ., Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Kiryu, Gunma (Japan)

2001-07-01

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Innovative direct energy conversion systems using electronic adiabatic processes of electron fluid in solid conductors: new plants of electrical power and hydrogen gas resources without environmental pollutions  

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It is shown that using a novel recycling process of the environmental thermal energy, innovative permanent auto-working direct energy converter systems (PA-DEC systems) from the environmental thermal to electrical and/or chemical potential (TE/CP) energies, abbreviated as PA-TE/CP-DEC systems, can be used for new auto-working electrical power plants and the plants of the compressible and conveyable hydrogen gas resources at various regions in the whole world, with contributions to the world peace and the economical development in the south part of the world. It is shown that the same physical mechanism by free electrons and electrical potential determined by temperature in conductors, which include semiconductors, leads to the Peltier effect and the Seebeck one. It is experimentally clarified that the long distance separation between two ? type elements of the heat absorption (HAS) and the production one (HPS) of the Peltier effect circuit system or between the higher temperature side (HTS) and the lower one (LTS) of the Seebeck effect circuit one does not change in the whole for the both effects. By using present systems, we do not need to use petrified fuels such as coals, oils, and natural gases in order to decrease the greenhouse effect by the CO2 surrounding the earth. Furthermore, we do not need plats of nuclear fissions that left radiating wastes, i.e., with no environmental pollutions. The PA-TE/CP-DEC systems can be applicable for several km scale systems to the micro ones, such as the plants of the electrical power, the compact transportable hydrogen gas resources, a large heat energy container, which can be settled at far place from thermal energy absorbing area, the refrigerators, the air conditioners, home electrical apparatuses, and further the computer elements. It is shown that the simplest PA-TE/CP-DEC system can be established by using only the Seebeck effect components and the resolving water ones. It is clarified that the externally applied electrical energy is used only for the Joule heating in the total resistance of the circuit, and the transportation of heat energy takes place independently from the external electrical source. It is clarified that since we make the innovative PA-TE/CP-DEC systems in thermally open surroundings, the entropy theory established in the closed system is not applicable for the proposed systems. (author)

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Taxonomic significance of micromorphology and dimensions of oospores in the genus Chara L., Charales, Chlorophyta  

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Full Text Available Oospore wall ornamentation patterns as revealed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM provide important taxonomic characters in the Charales. The present study illustrates inter- and intra-specific variations in the oospore wall ornamentation of five species of Chara, including eight intra-specific taxa. The type variety and form of C. globularis shows pusticular elevations with pores at the base of the elevation. The variety and form aspera of C. globularis shows a porous oospore wall, and the oospore is provided with a ribbon which bears nearly granular ornamentation. The type form of C. setosa has a granular oospore wall. The three forms of C. braunii show a similar type of ornamentation and support their placement under a single species. Chara corallina has a roughened oospore wall. Oospore dimensions studied at the population level are another feature included in the present study. The oospore dimension data (length, width fossa-breadth, number of striae at the population level were analyzed statistically, and the results show species-specificity of these parameters. The significance of oospore wall ornamentation and dimensions are discussed simultaneously with morphological features.

Mandal D.K.

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Codex alimentarius [electronic resource].  

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A complete list of food standards for all nations developed to protect the health of consumers, ensure fair trade practices in the food trade, and promote coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Standards adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2001.

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Science conferences [electronic resource].  

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The OSTI Science Conferences portal provides the capability to search for conference information on multiple web sites and databases with a single query utilizing a combination of surface web and deep web tools that can reach where ordinary search engines cannot. Emphasis is on U.S. conferences hosted and/or published by scientific and professional organizations whose areas of focus relate substantially to the Department of Energy's mission. Also possible to search and access the full-text of a subscribed service, the AIP Conference Proceedings.

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Carnegie Council [electronic resource].  

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Features the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the world's premier forum for research and education in ethics and international policy. Explores the ethical dilemmas posed by issues such as deadly conflict, human rights violations, environmental protection, global economic disparities, and the politics of reconciliation. The website provides information about the Council, its mission and programs, and links to its many publications, including Ethics & International Affairs, Human Rights Dialogue, etc.

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Description des documents électroniques et les besoins des utilisateurs (Bibliographic description of electronic resources and user needs) [French version presented at the International Conference  

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I'll focus my observations on public libraries and I'll talk about the situation of the access to electronic documents in French libraries. I'll base my speech also upon the remarks about this topic found in professional literature, including that published in France. How can selection, bibliographic description of electronic resources and mediation of librarians reduce users' frustration? It is a fact that the best search engines cover only a third of the Web, the remaining stays invisible a...

Witt, Maria

2001-01-01

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Electronics  

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Electronics Theory and Practice introduces the key areas of analog electronics through practicals, worked examples and concise explanations. The author is a senior lecturer at De Montfort University and his approach is a proven way of teaching the essentials of electronics to groups with a variety of academic backgrounds. This is an ideal text for first year modules and HNC/D units - comprehensive, concise and affordable.

Mesias, Gerardo

2012-01-01

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Electronics  

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Although most people would scarcely be able to make it through the day without using some type of electronic device-computers, televisions, and MP3 players, to name a few-the inner workings of such devices remain a mystery to many. This insightful volume examines various components, such as electron tubes and semiconductors, that have been essential to electronics over the years, as well as the history of the field in general and its applications in everyday life.

Hollar, Sherman

2012-01-01

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Organizing Internet Resources  

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Many approaches have been taken by different groups to organize electronic resources on Internet. Some of them purport to index the electronic resources automatically. Search engines are typical in this category. Another category is the traditional library cataloging approach. For example, modified MARC formats are used to catalog the Internet resources. Besides these two, there are also some other ways to organize Internet resources, such as classification number schemes, subject heading sys...

Hsueh-Hua Chen

1996-01-01

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Clinician?selected Electronic Information Resources do not Guarantee Accuracy in Answering Primary Care Physicians’ Information Needs. A review of: McKibbon, K. Ann, and Douglas B. Fridsma. “Effectiveness of Clinician?selected Electronic Information Resources for Answering Primary Care Physicians’ Information Needs.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 13.6 (2006: 653?9.  

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Full Text Available Objective – To determine if electronic information resources selected by primary care physicians improve their ability to answer simulated clinical questions.Design – An observational study utilizing hour?long interviews and think?aloud protocols.Setting – The offices and clinics of primary care physicians in Canada and the United States.Subjects – Twenty?five primary care physicians of whom 4 were women, 17 were from Canada, 22 were family physicians,and 24 were board certified.Methods – Participants provided responses to 23 multiple?choice questions. Each physician then chose two questions and looked for the answers utilizing information resources of their own choice. The search processes, chosen resources and search times were noted. These were analyzed along with data on the accuracy of the answers and certainties related to the answer to each clinical question prior to the search.Main results – Twenty?three physicians sought answers to 46 simulated clinical questions. Utilizing only electronic information resources, physicians spent a mean of 13.0 (SD 5.5 minutes searching for answers to the questions, an average of 7.3(SD 4.0 minutes for the first question and 5.8 (SD 2.2 minutes to answer the second question. On average, 1.8 resources were utilized per question. Resources that summarized information, such as the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, UpToDate and Clinical Evidence, were favored 39.2% of the time, MEDLINE (Ovid and PubMed 35.7%, and Internet resources including Google 22.6%. Almost 50% of the search and retrieval strategies were keyword?based, while MeSH, subheadings and limiting were used less frequently. On average, before searching physicians answered 10 of 23 (43.5% questions accurately. For questions that were searched using clinician?selected electronic resources, 18 (39.1% of the 46 answers were accurate before searching, while 19 (42.1% were accurate after searching. The difference of one correct answer was due to the answers from 5 (10.9% questions changing from correct to incorrect, while the answers to 6 questions (13.0% changed from incorrect to correct. The ability to provide correct answers differed among the various resources. Google and Cochrane provided the correct answers about 50% of the time while PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, UpToDate, Ovid Evidence Based Medicine Reviews and InfoPOEMs were more likely to be associated with incorrect answers. Physicians also seemed unable to determine when they needed to search for informationi n order to make an accurate decision.Conclusion – Clinician?selected electronic information resources did not guarantee accuracy in the answers provided to simulated clinical questions. At times the use of these resources caused physicians to change self?determined correct answers to incorrect ones. The authors state that this was possibly due to factors such as poor choice of resources, ineffective search strategies, time constraints and automation bias. Library and information practitioners have an important role to play in identifying and advocating for appropriate information resources to be integrated into the electronic medical record systems provided by healthcare institutions to ensure evidence based health care delivery.

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Some of the electronic equipment used in pulse counting and mean current radiation detection systems is described. This includes the high voltage supply, amplifier, amplitude discriminator, scalers or counters, ratemeters, single-channel pulse height analyser, multi-channel pulse height analyser, d.c. amplifiers, coincidence and anticoincidence units and gain stabilisers

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Freshwater Ulva (Chlorophyta) as a bioaccumulator of selected heavy metals (Cd, Ni and Pb) and alkaline earth metals (Ca and Mg).  

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We analyzed the ability of freshwater taxa of the genus Ulva (Ulvaceae, Chlorophyta) to serve as bioindicators of metal in lakes and rivers. Changes in heavy metal (Ni, Cd and Pb) and alkaline earth metal (Ca and Mg) concentrations in freshwater Ulva thalli were investigated during the period from June to August 2010. The study was conducted in two ecosystems in Western Poland, the Malta lake (10 sites) and the Nielba river (six sites). Three components were collected for each sample, including water, sediment and Ulva thalli. The average concentrations of metals in the water sample and in the macroalgae decreased in the following order: Ca>Mg>Ni>Pb>Cd. The sediment revealed a slightly altered order: Ca>Mg>Pb>Ni>Cd. Ca and Mg were found at the highest concentrations in thalli due to the presence of carbonate on its surface. Among the examined heavy metals in thalli, Ni was in the highest concentration, and Cd found in the lowest concentration. There were statistically significant correlations between the levels of metals in macroalgae, water and sediment. Freshwater populations of Ulva exhibited a greater efficiency to bioaccumulate nickel as compared to species derived from marine ecosystems. PMID:22726424

Rybak, Andrzej; Messyasz, Beata; ??ska, Bogus?awa

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Cytoskeletal 10 nm filaments in cells of the algal phyla Chlorophyta, Charophyta, and Chrysophyta and their developmentally regulated and species-specific association with prosomes.  

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10 nm diameter filaments were observed in whole-mount preparations of algae of diverse phyla: Acetabularia acetabulum and A. major (Chlorophyta), Chara australis and Nitella flexilis (Charophyta), and Poterioochromonas malhamensis (Chrysophyta). A polyclonal antibody raised against a basic, 50 kDa DNA-binding protein of A. acetabulum stains the filaments of A. acetabulumand and A. major as well as of C. australis and N. flexilis. While in the perinuclear region of A. acetabulumand and A. major and throughout the cytoplasm of P. malhamensis the 10 nm filaments have a smooth appearance, in the stalk of A. acetabulumand and A. major they are densely covered by globular structures; in C. australis and N. flexilis they are less frequently associated with such material. The morphology of a part of the globular particles is quite reminiscent of prosomes. A monoclonal antibody elicited against prosomes isolated from A. acetabulum indeed decorates the globular particles on the A. acetabulum and A. major filaments. The possible role of these filament-particle associations is discussed. PMID:12802635

Berger, S; Liddle, L B; Dillard, W L; Wittke, W; Traub, P

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Periódicos eletrônicos: considerações relativas à aceitação deste recurso pelos usuários / Electronic journals: issues on the user's acceptance of this resource  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este artigo apresenta algumas reflexões sobre a aceitação de periódicos eletrônicos disponibilizados na World Wide Web. Assuntos que freqüentemente são ignorados durante a elaboração dos mesmos são discutidos. Citam-se como exemplo alguns periódicos científicos eletrônicos brasileiros na área da ciê [...] ncia da informação. Analisam-se também algumas barreiras tecnológicas que impedem o uso mais amplo e irrestrito deste recurso. Abstract in english This article presents some insights on the user's acceptance of electronic journals made available in the World Wide Web. Issues that are frequently ignored during the project of electronic journals are discussed. As an example, some electronic Brazilian journals in the field of information science [...] are cited. Some technological barriers which encumber a wider and unrestricted use of the electronic journals are also analyzed.

Guilherme Ataíde, Dias.

2002-09-01

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Organizing Internet Resources  

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Full Text Available Many approaches have been taken by different groups to organize electronic resources on Internet. Some of them purport to index the electronic resources automatically. Search engines are typical in this category. Another category is the traditional library cataloging approach. For example, modified MARC formats are used to catalog the Internet resources. Besides these two, there are also some other ways to organize Internet resources, such as classification number schemes, subject heading systems, and other manual subject guides to provide a central access point for value-added topical guides. This paper introduces different approaches to organize Internet resources and focuses mainly on librarians' efforts.[Article content in Chinese

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Owen Bishop's First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required. The approach is student-centred with self-test features to check understanding, including numerous activities suitable for practicals, homework and other assignments. Multiple choice questions are incorporated throughout the text in order to aid student learning. Key facts, formulae and definitions are highlighted to aid revision, and theory is backed up by numerous examp

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Share and share alike: encouraging the reuse of academic resources through the Scottish electronic Staff Development Library  

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Full Text Available The Scottish electronic Staff Development Library (http://www.sesdl.scotcit.acuk is an ongoing collaborative project involving the Universities of Edinburgh, Paisley and Strathclyde which has been funded by SHEFC as part of their current ScotCIT Programme (http:llwww.scotcit.ac.uk. This project is being developed in response to the increasing demand for flexible, high-quality staff development materials.

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El concepto de metadato: algo más que descripción de recursos electrónicos / The metadata concept: something more than description of electronic resources  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Resulta evidente la necesidad de establecer mecanismos que permitan una descripción más exhaustiva de los recursos electrónicos. En este trabajo se propone como solución el uso de metadatos. Por ese motivo se estudia el concepto de metadato con el fin de determinar tanto su campo de acción como los [...] diferentes presupuestos subyacentes en este. Abstract in english It is evident the necessity to establish mechanisms that allow a more exhaustive description of the electronic resources. In this work we propose as solution the use of metadata. For that reason the concept of metadata is studied for the purpose of determining their action field and the underlying d [...] ifferent meanings in this.

José A., Senso; Antonio de la, Rosa Piñero.

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New records of green (Chlorophyta) and brown algae (Phaeophyceae) for Cabezo Reef, National Park Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Gulf of Mexico / Nuevos registros de algas verdes (Chlorophyta) y pardas (Phaeophyceae) para el arrecife Cabezo del Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Golfo de México  

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Full Text Available SciELO Mexico | Language: English Abstract in spanish Se presentan las descripciones de 13 especies de algas verdes y 12 de algas pardas de 20 géneros y 15 familias, que son nuevos registros para el arrecife Cabezo ubicado en la parte sureste del Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano en el suroeste del Golfo de México. Las especies pertenecen a [...] los géneros de clorofitas Caulerpa, Cladophoropsis, Codium, Dictyosphaeria, Ernodesmis, Halimeda, Neomeris, Parvocaulis, Percursaria y Rhipocephalus, y los géneros de algas pardas Canistrocarpus, Colpomenia, Cladosiphon, Dictyerpa, Dictyota, Ectocarpus, Padina, Rosenvingea, Sargassum y Sphacelaria. La familia Dictyotaceae fue la mejor representada en cuanto al número de especies (6). Las descripciones incluyen datos morfométricos y biológicos y están acompañadas con fotografías y dibujos a línea para cada especie. También se presenta la información sobre la distribución de las especies en el estado de Veracruz, el parque y el Golfo de México en general. Percursaria percursa es un nuevo registro para el parque, mientras Dictyerpa jamaicensis, Sargassum furcatum, Caulerpa racemosa var. occidentalis y Codium isthmocladum subsp. clavatum lo son para el estado de Veracruz. La mayor proporción de ejemplares pertenecientes a Chlorophyta se encontraron en estado vegetativo, mientras que los especímenes de algas pardas excluyendo a las especies Dictyerpa jamaicensis y Sphacelaria rigidula, se encontraron ya sea con gametangios o esporangios. Abstract in english Descriptions of 13 green and 12 brown algal species from 20 genera and 15 families collected on Cabezo Reef of the National Park Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano in the southwestern Gulf of México, which are new records for the reef, are given. The species belong to the chlorophyte genera Caulerpa, Cla [...] dophoropsis, Codium, Dictyosphaeria, Ernodesmis, Halimeda, Neomeris, Parvocaulis, Percursaria and Rhipocephalus and the phaeophycean genera Canistrocarpus, Colpomenia, Cladosiphon, Dictyerpa, Dictyota, Ectocarpus, Padina, Rosenvingea, Sargassum and Sphacelaria. The family Dictyotaceae contained the largest number of species (6). The descriptions include morphometric and biological data and are accompanied by photographs and line drawings for each species. Data on the geographic distribution in the State of Veracruz, park and the Gulf of México in general are also given. Percursaria percursa is a new record for the park, while Dictyerpa jamaicensis, Sargassum furcatum, Caulerpa racemosa var. occidentalis and Codium isthmocladum subsp. clavatum are new records for the State of Veracruz. Most of the specimens of Chlorophyta were found in the vegetative stage, whereas all the brown algal species except Dictyerpa jamaicensis and Sphacelaria rigidula possessed gametangia or sporangia.

Néstor M., Robinson; Citlalli, Galicia-García; Yuri B., Okolodkov.

2012-10-01

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Preserving Electronic Resources to Warrant Public Access [English version presented at the International Conference] = Conservazione delle risorse elettroniche per garantire il pubblico accesso [Versione italiana presentata alla Conferenza internazionale  

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Access to library collections through electronic means is now a standard and an increasingly important benchmark in evaluating library collections. In this paper I will discuss briefly the current environment relating to issues of access to and preservation of electronic resources and will follow that with examples of standards under development, examples of some developing and existing preservation models, and examples of recent institutional archiving projects. Through these examples I hope...

Madison, Olivia M. A.

2001-01-01

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Herpes - resources  

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Genital herpes - resources; Resources - genital herpes ... following organizations are good resources for information on genital herpes : March of Dimes - www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/complications- ...

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Mediagraphy: Print and Nonprint Resources.  

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Lists educational media-related journals, books, ERIC documents, journal articles, and nonprint resources classified by Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Electronic Performance Support Systems; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Distance Education; Educational Research; Educational Technology; Electronic Publishing; Information Science and…

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The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the green alga Pseudendoclonium akinetum (Ulvophyceae) highlights distinctive evolutionary trends in the chlorophyta and suggests a sister-group relationship between the Ulvophyceae and Chlorophyceae.  

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The mitochondrial genome has undergone radical changes in both the Chlorophyta and Streptophyta, yet little is known about the dynamics of mtDNA evolution in either of these lineages. In the Chlorophyta, which comprises four of the five recognized classes of green algae (Prasinophyceae, Trebouxiophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Chlorophyceae), the mitochondrial genome varies from 16 to 55 kb. This genome has retained a compact gene organization and a relatively complex gene repertoire ("ancestral" pattern) in the basal lineages represented by the Trebouxiophyceae and Prasinophyceae, whereas it has been reduced in size and gene complement and tends to evolve much more rapidly at the sequence level ("reduced-derived" pattern of evolution) in the Chlorophyceae and the lineage leading to the enigmatic chlorophyte Pedinomonas. To gain information about the evolutionary trends of mtDNA in the Ulvophyceae and also to gain insights into the phylogenetic relationships between ulvophytes and other chlorophytes, we have determined the mtDNA sequence of Pseudendoclonium akinetum. At 95,880 bp, Pseudendoclonium mtDNA is the largest green-algal mitochondrial genome sequenced to date and has the lowest gene density. These derived features are reminiscent of the "expanded" pattern exhibited by embryophyte mtDNAs, indicating that convergent evolution towards genome expansion has occurred independently in the Chlorophyta and Streptophyta. With 57 conserved genes, the gene repertoire of Pseudendoclonium mtDNA is slightly smaller than those of the prasinophyte Nephroselmis olivacea and the trebouxiophyte Prototheca wickerhamii. This ulvophyte mtDNA contains seven group I introns, four of which have homologs in green-algal mtDNAs displaying an "ancestral" or a "reduced-derived" pattern of evolution. Like its counterpart in the chlorophycean green alga Scenedesmus obliquus, it features numerous small, dispersed repeats in intergenic regions and introns. Its overall rate of sequence evolution appears to be accelerated to an intermediary level as compared with the rates observed in "ancestral" and "reduced-derived" mtDNAs. In agreement with the finding that Pseudendoclonium mtDNA exhibits features typical of both the "ancestral" and "reduced-derived" patterns of evolution, phylogenetic analyses of seven mtDNA-encoded proteins revealed a sister-group relationship between this ulvophyte and chlorophytes displaying "reduced-derived" mtDNAs. PMID:15014170

Pombert, Jean-François; Otis, Christian; Lemieux, Claude; Turmel, Monique

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Use of lanthanides to alleviate the effects of metal ion-deficiency in Desmodesmus quadricauda (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta)  

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Lanthanides are biologically non-essential elements with wide applications in technology and industry. Their concentration as environmental contaminants is, therefore, increasing. Although non-essential, lanthanides have been proposed (and even used) to produce beneficial effects in plants, even though their mechanisms of action are unclear. Recently, it was suggested that they may replace essential elements. We tested the effect of low concentrations of lanthanides on the common freshwater microalga Desmodesmus quadricauda, grown under conditions of metal ion-deficiency (lower calcium or manganese concentrations). Our goal was to test if lanthanides can replace essential metals in their functions. Physiological stress was recorded by studying growth and photosynthetic activity using a pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) fluorimeter. We found that nutrient stress reduced parameters of growth and photosynthesis, such as maximal quantum yield, relative electron transport rate, photon capturing efficiency and light saturation irradiance. After adding low concentrations of five lanthanides, we confirmed that they can produce a stimulatory effect on microalgae, depending on the nutrient (metal) deprivation. In the case of a calcium deficit, the addition of lanthanides partly alleviated the adverse effects, probably by a partial substitution of the element. In contrast, with manganese deprivation (and at even lower concentrations), lanthanides enhanced the deleterious effect on cellular growth and photosynthetic competence. These results show that lanthanides can replace essential elements, but their effects on microalgae depend on stress and the nutritional state of the microalgae, raising the possibility of environmental impacts at even low concentrations. PMID:25674079

Goecke, Franz; Jerez, Celia G.; Zachleder, Vilém; Figueroa, Félix L.; Bišová, Kate?ina; ?ezanka, Tomáš; Vítová, Milada

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Photoacclimation in a tropical population of Cladophora glomerata (L. Kützing 1843 (Chlorophyta from southeastern Brazil Fotoaclimatação em uma população tropical de Cladophora glomerata (L. Kützing 1843 (Chlorophyta do sudeste do Brasil  

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Full Text Available Photoacclimation of photosynthesis was investigated in a tropical population of C. glomerata (São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil, 20º 48’ 24" S and 49º 22’ 24" W by chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and chlorophyll a content. Plants were acclimated to two levels of irradiance: low (65 ± 5 µmol.m-2.s-1 and high (300 ± 10 µmol.m-2.s-1 and exposed short-term (4 days and long-term (28 days under a light-dark cycle of 12:12 hours. Photosynthesis-irradiance (PI curves revealed distinct strategies of photoacclimation. In long-term exposure, plants acclimated by altering the photosynthetic units (PSU number and keeping fixed the PSU size, revealed by increased rates of maximum photosynthesis (Pmax, lower photosynthetic efficiency (alpha and higher values of the saturation parameter (Ik under high irradiance. The short-term acclimation strategy consisted of changing the PSU size, with a fixed number of PSUs, as revealed by similar Pmax but higher alpha and lower Ik under low irradiance. Chlorophyll a contents followed the general pattern reported in green algae of higher concentrations under lower irradiance. Dark/light induction curves revealed consistently higher values of potential quantum yield under low irradiance. Initial and final values showed a higher recovery capacity in the short (84.4-90.6% term exposure than in the long-term case (81.4-81.5%. ETR (electron transport rate and NPQ (non-photochemical quenching values were consistently higher under low irradiance. ETR showed a continuous and steady increase along the light exposure period in the short and long-term experiments, whereas NPQ values revealed a rapid increase after 15 seconds of light exposure, kept a slightly increasing trend and stabilized in most treatments. Lower photosynthetic performance (ETR and recovery capacity of potential quantum yield were observed, particularly in long-term exposure, suggesting that this population is constrained by the typical high light environment of tropical regions.A fotoaclimatação da fotossíntese foi investigada numa população tropical de Cladophora glomerata (Estado de São Paulo, sudeste do Brasil, 20º 48’ 24" S e 49º 22’ 24" W através de parâmetros de fluorescência da clorofila e conteúdo de clorofila a. As plantas foram aclimatadas a dois níveis de irradiância: baixa (65 ± 5 µmol.m-2.s-1 e alta (300 ± 10 :mol.m-2.s-1 e expostas a curto período (4 dias e longo período (28 dias em fotoperíodo de 12 horas. Curvas de fotossíntese-irradiância (FI revelaram estratégias distintas de fotoaclimatação. Plantas expostas a longo período aclimataram pela alteração do número de unidades fotossintéticas (UF e mantiveram fixo o tamanho das UF. Estas características foram reveladas por menores taxas de fotossíntese máxima (Fmax, menor eficiência fotossintética (alfa e valores mais altos do parâmetro de saturação (Ik em alta irradiância. A estratégia de aclimatação em curto período consistiu em mudança no tamanho das UF, com número fixo de UF, conforme revelado por taxas semelhantes de fotossíntese máxima (Fmax, maiores valores de alfa e menores de Ik em baixa irradiância. Os conteúdos de clorofila a seguiram o padrão geral reportado para algas verdes de maiores concentrações em baixa irradiância. Curvas de indução escuro/luz revelaram valores consistentemente mais elevados de rendimento quântico potencial em baixa irradiância. Valores iniciais e finais mostraram capacidade de recuperação mais elevada em curto período (84,4-90,6% do que em longo período (81,4-81,5%. Os valores da taxa de transporte de elétrons (ETR e extinção não-fotoquímica (NPQ foram consistentemente mais elevados em baixa irradiância. Os valores de ETR tiveram aumento contínuo e estável ao longo do período de exposição luminosa em curto e longo períodos, enquanto que os de NPQ revelaram aumento rápido após 15 seconds de exposição à luz, mantiveram leve tendência de aumento e então estabilizaram na maioria dos tratamentos. Perf

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Photoacclimation in a tropical population of Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kützing 1843 (Chlorophyta) from southeastern Brazil / Fotoaclimatação em uma população tropical de Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kützing 1843 (Chlorophyta) do sudeste do Brasil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese A fotoaclimatação da fotossíntese foi investigada numa população tropical de Cladophora glomerata (Estado de São Paulo, sudeste do Brasil, 20º 48’ 24" S e 49º 22’ 24" W) através de parâmetros de fluorescência da clorofila e conteúdo de clorofila a. As plantas foram aclimatadas a dois níveis de irrad [...] iância: baixa (65 ± 5 µmol.m-2.s-1) e alta (300 ± 10 :mol.m-2.s-1) e expostas a curto período (4 dias) e longo período (28 dias) em fotoperíodo de 12 horas. Curvas de fotossíntese-irradiância (FI) revelaram estratégias distintas de fotoaclimatação. Plantas expostas a longo período aclimataram pela alteração do número de unidades fotossintéticas (UF) e mantiveram fixo o tamanho das UF. Estas características foram reveladas por menores taxas de fotossíntese máxima (Fmax), menor eficiência fotossintética (alfa) e valores mais altos do parâmetro de saturação (Ik) em alta irradiância. A estratégia de aclimatação em curto período consistiu em mudança no tamanho das UF, com número fixo de UF, conforme revelado por taxas semelhantes de fotossíntese máxima (Fmax), maiores valores de alfa e menores de Ik em baixa irradiância. Os conteúdos de clorofila a seguiram o padrão geral reportado para algas verdes de maiores concentrações em baixa irradiância. Curvas de indução escuro/luz revelaram valores consistentemente mais elevados de rendimento quântico potencial em baixa irradiância. Valores iniciais e finais mostraram capacidade de recuperação mais elevada em curto período (84,4-90,6%) do que em longo período (81,4-81,5%). Os valores da taxa de transporte de elétrons (ETR) e extinção não-fotoquímica (NPQ) foram consistentemente mais elevados em baixa irradiância. Os valores de ETR tiveram aumento contínuo e estável ao longo do período de exposição luminosa em curto e longo períodos, enquanto que os de NPQ revelaram aumento rápido após 15 seconds de exposição à luz, mantiveram leve tendência de aumento e então estabilizaram na maioria dos tratamentos. Performances fotossintéticas inferiores e menor capacidade de recuperação do rendimento quântico potencial foram observadas, sugerindo que esta população sofre inibições pelo típico ambiente de alta irradiância de regiões tropicais. Abstract in english Photoacclimation of photosynthesis was investigated in a tropical population of C. glomerata (São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil, 20º 48’ 24" S and 49º 22’ 24" W) by chlorophyll fluorescence parameters and chlorophyll a content. Plants were acclimated to two levels of irradiance: low (65 ± 5 µmol. [...] m-2.s-1) and high (300 ± 10 µmol.m-2.s-1) and exposed short-term (4 days) and long-term (28 days) under a light-dark cycle of 12:12 hours. Photosynthesis-irradiance (PI) curves revealed distinct strategies of photoacclimation. In long-term exposure, plants acclimated by altering the photosynthetic units (PSU) number and keeping fixed the PSU size, revealed by increased rates of maximum photosynthesis (Pmax), lower photosynthetic efficiency (alpha) and higher values of the saturation parameter (Ik) under high irradiance. The short-term acclimation strategy consisted of changing the PSU size, with a fixed number of PSUs, as revealed by similar Pmax but higher alpha and lower Ik under low irradiance. Chlorophyll a contents followed the general pattern reported in green algae of higher concentrations under lower irradiance. Dark/light induction curves revealed consistently higher values of potential quantum yield under low irradiance. Initial and final values showed a higher recovery capacity in the short (84.4-90.6%) term exposure than in the long-term case (81.4-81.5%). ETR (electron transport rate) and NPQ (non-photochemical quenching) values were consistently higher under low irradiance. ETR showed a continuous and steady increase along the light exposure period in the short and long-term experiments, whereas NPQ values revealed a rapid increase after 15 se

AIN., Bautista; O., Necchi-Júnior.

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Electronic Resources for Searching Health Scientific Information: Database Publication Type / Recursos Electrónicos para la Búsqueda de Información Científica en Salud: Tipos de Bases de Datos de Publicaciones  

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Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in spanish A pesar de la gran cantidad de información disponible en Internet, la obtención de información científica válida y evidente puede no ser una tarea sencilla. El objetivo fue identificar las diferentes bases de datos, motores de búsqueda y bibliotecas disponibles para recuperar la información científi [...] ca publicada en ciencias de la salud. Estudio de publicación de base de datos. Se realizó una búsqueda en los metabuscadores Altavista, Google, Yahoo, Ixquick y Copérnico, y en la base de datos "Documents in Information Science" (DoIS). La estrategia de búsqueda utilizó los términos "sistemas de gestión de base de datos", "informática médica", "motor de búsqueda" y "toma de decisiones". Se creó un documento de síntesis de la información recogida. Las direcciones halladas se agruparon en: bases de datos, motores de búsqueda y bibliotecas. A partir de la búsqueda realizada se encontraron 46 fuentes electrónicas: 25 bases de datos, 8 motores de búsqueda y 13 bibliotecas. Existe una gran variedad de recursos para la búsqueda de información científica en salud. Conocer la diversidad de opciones disponibles en el acceso a la información ayuda al usuario para llevar adelante su investigación y para poder realizar la toma de decisiones relacionada con la salud. Abstract in english Despite the large amount of information available on the Internet, getting valid scientific information and evidence may not be a simple task. The aim of this study was to identify the different databases, search engines and libraries available to retrieve published scientific information in health [...] sciences Database publication type. A search on Altavista, Google and Yahoo, Ixquick and Copérnico metasearch engines and in the database "Documents in Information Science" (DoIS) was performed. The search strategy used the terms "database management systems", "medical informatics", "search engine" and "decision making". A summary document of the information collected was created. Addresses found were grouped into: databases, search engines and libraries. The search performed returned 46 electronic resources: 25 databases, 8 search engines and 13 libraries. There is a variety of resources for searching health scientific information. Knowing the diversity of available options aids the user in access to information to generate research and health-related decision-making.

Carlos, Manterola; Tamara, Otzen; Lilian, Calo.

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Power plant tracker [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Screen, monitor and analyse the development of power generation assets with Power Plant Tracker. The powerful competitive intelligence tool allows you to understand the future power generation mix, assess the drivers of the power generation industry and identify companies' asset portfolio.

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European Patent Office [electronic resource].  

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Features the European Patent Office, which was established by the Convention on the Grant of European Patents in 1973 as part of European countries' efforts to establish a uniform patent system for the participating countries. Links to information on what's new with the office, the latest on patent information, and where to find patent information.

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NDT data fusion [electronic resource  

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This book provides detailed case studies and practical guidelines for readers wishing to explore NDT data fusion. The first book devoted exclusively to multisensor integration and data fusion applied to NDT, it offers the most compressive introduction to NDT available.

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Business source elite [electronic resource].  

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Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc.

150

Uranium market outlook [electronic resource].  

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CRU's Uranium Market Outlook is a deep-dive into uranium market fundamentals. The report explores and analyses the outlook for demand, supply and U3O8 prices. Forecasting models are based on robust methodologies which are tested across a variety of markets in the mining and metals industry.

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Malaysian Nuclear Society [electronic resource].  

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Features the Malaysian Nuclear Society, a non-government organization which aims to promote the development and dissemination of information on nuclear science and technology, provide objective views and advice, and promote cooperation among members and other organizations with similar objectives. Its website provides information on the society, its constitution, members, news and events, publications; also gives contact information.

152

Babylon dictionaries & glossaries [electronic resource].  

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Database of 25 dictionaries in 12 languages, professional glossaries from commercial companies and premium content providers, and thousands of user contributed glossaries in specific areas of expertise.

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VTT Prosessit : Ydinenergia [electronic resource].  

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Features the nuclear energy branch of Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus, a contractor of Finnish research assignments which co-ordinates national research programmes on reactor safety, nuclear waste management, fusion technology and contributes to energy systems research. Its website provides a gateway to all VTT nuclear services, research programmes, and publications in full-text.

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Geophysical research abstracts [electronic resource].  

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Geophysical Research Abstracts (GRA) is a publication of collections of short summaries (abstracts) of up-to-date research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences in separate volumes. The collections may include summaries of presentations at scientific meetings or extended summaries on well defined topics compiled by editors or organizations.

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LexisNexis [electronic resource  

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Presents LEXIS-NEXIS, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. that supplies commercial online legal, news, and business information services. Notes that LEXIS-NEXIS is based in Dayton, Ohio. Provides information about the company and its information

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HeinOnline [electronic resource].  

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Provides full text access to legal journals and other legal materials, from volume 1 of each title. A project in progress, it will include all indexed legal journals. Also includes a Federal Register Library, a U.S. Supreme Court Library, a U.S.

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CERN document server [electronic resource].  

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Permits searching through the bibliographic information and the full-text of documents stored in CDS catalogues. Includes over 666,000 bibliographic records, including 320,000 full-text documents, of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas. Covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and much more.

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Journal impact factor [electronic resource].  

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A quantitative tool for ranking, evaluating, categorizing and comparing journals, journal impact factors measure the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period. Includes links to Essential Science Indicators and Journal and Academic Rankings.

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E Resources  

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Full Text Available The E- Resources have become very popular in Libraries & Information Centers. This paper deals with the concept of E- Resources, its Features and types as well as Use of e-resources in libraries and selection cum evaluation of e-resources It also reveals the significance of E- resources.

Daya B. Dalve

2012-01-01

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E Resources  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The E- Resources have become very popular in Libraries & Information Centers. This paper deals with the concept of E- Resources, its Features and types as well as Use of e-resources in libraries and selection cum evaluation of e-resources It also reveals the significance of E- resources.

Dalve, Daya B.; Tekale, R. B.

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Human Specimen Resources | Resources  

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The Pathology Investigation and Resources Branch support programs that collect and distribute human biospecimens programs through grant funding. These programs make high-quality tissue and associated data available to the research community. Listed below is a description of current PIRB supported programs.

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Chlorococcales (Chlorophyta of Sindh, Pakistan  

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Full Text Available The work examines the algal mass present as a source of nutrient in the lakes and ponds for fishes in lower Sindh region. During the study 46 species and 15 varieties of Chlorococcales belonging to Actinastrum (1, Ankistrodesmus (5, Botryococcus braunii (1, Characium (4, Characiopsis (1, Chodatella (1, Coelastrum (2, Crucigenia (1, Dicanthos (1, Dimorphococcus (1, Gloeotaenium (1, Golenkinia (1, Hydrodictyon (1 Kirchneriella (2, Nephrochlamys (1, Oocystis (4, Pediastrum (9, Planktosphaeria (1, Scenedesmus (23, Sorastrum (1, Selenastrum (1, Tetraedron (7, Tetrastrum (1 are described of these Hydrodictyon reticulatum, Tetraedron pentadricum, Sorastrium americanum, Dicanthos belenophorus, Nephrochlamys subsolitaria are reported first time from lower part of Sindh,Pakistan.

Sultan Mahmood Leghari

2001-01-01

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ChemTeacher: Electron  

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ChemTeacher compiles background information, videos, articles, demonstrations, worksheets and activities for high school teachers to use in their classrooms. The Electron page includes resources for teaching students about electrons.

2011-01-01

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77 FR 45330 - Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee  

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...The Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee...Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee...Prather, CA 93651. Electronic comments should...FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darcy Brown, Fresno County Resource Advisory...

2012-07-31

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Positive Perceptions of Access to Online Library Resources Correlates with Quality and Quantity of Scholarly Publications among Finnish Academics. A Review of: Vakkari, Pertti. “Perceived Influence of the Use of Electronic Information Resources on Scholarly Work and Publication Productivity.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 59.4 (Feb. 15, 2008: 602-12.  

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Full Text Available Objective – To investigate the relationship between academics’ use of library electronic resources and their opinions regarding how these resources have impacted their work, and to investigate the association between this perceived influence and publication productivity during the previous two years.Design – Two specific questions added to an annual online user-survey questionnaire; additional data mined from surveySetting – Twenty-two Finnish Universities served by FinELib, the Finnish Electronic Library.Subjects – Seven hundred and sixty seven academic staff and full-time doctoral students.Methods – A questionnaire was posted in April 2007 on FinELib’s homepage and advertised on each university library’s mainpage, and focused on respondents’ experience in the previous two years. Participants selected answers either from a list of category choices, or, when measuring perceptions, by rating agreement with statements along a four-point scale. Controlled variables measured were the respondents’ academic position, their discipline, membership in a research group, whether their literature use was discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, and their perception of the availability online of the relevant core literature. The independent variable measured was the scholars’ perception of the impact of the use of electronic library resources on their work. The dependent variable measured was the scholars’ self-reported publications in the two years preceding the survey.Main Results – Participants reported a positive impact on the efficiency of their work, most strongly in areas of ease of access, with lesser impacts in the range of materials available to them and the ease with which they can keep up-to-date in their field. To a lesser extent, the scholars perceived a positive impact on the quality of their work. Upon analysis, the study found that access to online library resources improved scholars’ work by the interconnected mechanisms of the ease of access and breadth of resources available positively impacting their ability to keep abreast of new developments and inspiring new ideas. The study found mixed results between perceived improved access and number of publications. Although representation in national publications was not significantly impacted, there was a positive correlation with the number of international publications. There were interesting differences among disciplines and academic status, with a decreased impact among scholars in the humanities, and greater impact among lower-status or novice academics.Conclusion – There are positive perceptions of the accessibility of online information and of its impact on the quality of work, and a correlation between these perceptions and the number of international publications, thus validating the investment in providing access to digital information resources to Finnish academics.

Scott Marsalis

2008-12-01

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Curriculum Resources for Schools  

...VisitCurriculum ResourcesPrimary ResourcesPost Primary Resources...ResourcesPrimary ResourcesPost Primary ResourcesTeacher ResourcesFactsheets...NanotechnologyLooking for HelpCurriculum Resources for SchoolsLast updated: 2 April...

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Free Technology Resources  

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Freestudy is dedicated to providing free tutorials and resources for those studying engineering from the degree level to certificate level. The site specializes mainly in Mechanical Engineering and provides materials on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of solids, materials, fluid power, mechatronics, control, electrical, electronics and math.

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Identification, selection and licensing of electronic resources within library consortia: the case of Germany-Bavaria [English summary of the version presented at the International Conference] = Identificazione, selezione e licensing di risorse elettroniche nei consorzi bibliotecari: il caso della Baviera [Riassunto in italiano della versione presentata alla Conferenza internazionale  

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Identification, selection and licensing of electronic resources increasingly takes places within the framework of library consortia, i.e. groups of libraries aiming at the collaborative acquisition of access rights for databases and electronic journals. Due to the federal structure of the country, there are a number of different regional consortia throughout Germany.

Scha?ffler, Hildegard

2001-01-01

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Antinociceptive activity and acute toxicological study of a novel sulfated polysaccharide from Caulerpa cupressoides var. lycopodium (Chlorophyta in Swiss mice - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v35i3.15365  

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Full Text Available Caulerpa cupressoides var. lycopodium (Chlorophyta contains three sulfated polysaccharides (SPs fractions (SP1, SP2 and SP3; but, their pharmacological properties have been limited. We investigated the antinociceptive activity of non-anticoagulant fraction (SP1 and then its acute toxicological study in male Swiss mice was performed. Animals (19-25 g received i.v. SP1 30 min. prior to injection 0.8% acetic acid (10 mL kg-1, i.p.; 1% formalin (20 µL, i.pl. or were subjected to thermal stimuli. Open-field test was also performed. Mice were treated i.p. with SP1 or 0.9% saline (0.1 mL 10 g-1 for 72h. On the 4th day, the animals were anesthetized and sacrificed in order to collect blood and organs. SP1 (3, 9 or  27 mg kg-1 reduced (p 1 inhibited (p 1 did not modify the locomotor activity. SP1 (27 mg kg-1 did not cause hepatic or renal dysfunctions, but affected the spleen of animals (p 1 has analgesic action with high tolerance by the animals, presenting its potential applicability in pain conditions.   

Silvânia Maria Mendes de Vasconcelos

2013-06-01

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Comunidades científicas e infra-estrutura tecnológica no Brasil para uso de recursos eletrônicos de comunicação e informação na pesquisa / Scientific communities and technological infrastructure in Brazil for use of electronic resources of communication and information in research  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Estudo do uso de recursos eletrônicos de comunicação e informação por pesquisadores brasileiros, na geração de novos conhecimentos. A análise abrange a freqüência de participação na rede, fatores intervenientes, finalidades de uso e o grau de relevância dessa tecnologia. No acesso e uso da informaçã [...] o científica e técnica, são comparados os recursos eletrônicos/digitais e os impressos/ tradicionais. A partir dos resultados, são identificadas percepções e perspectivas, entre as quais a aproximação entre comunicação científica e divulgação científica, a confluência dos processos de comunicação e informação e o crescente interesse pela temática da pesquisa, inclusive no Brasil. Pela importância dos recursos eletrônicos para pesquisa, há necessidade de sua expansão e atualização constantes, com investimento das instituições e sua inserção nas políticas públicas nacionais. Abstract in english Usage study of communication and information electronic resources by Brazilian researchers in the generation of new knowledge. The analysis encompasses the frequency of participation in the network as well as the intervenient factors, usage aims and the relevance of this technology. Electronic resou [...] rces and traditional printed ones are compared in scientific and technical information usage and access. Results identified perceptions and perspectives, among which the coming together of scientific communication and scientific divulgation, the confluence of communication and information processes and the growing interest for research in the area, including Brazil. Considering the importance of electronic resources for research, there is a need for its constant expansion and updating, which implies investments by Brazilian institutions and its insertion in the national public policies.

Lena Vania Ribeiro, Pinheiro.

2003-12-01

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Bilgi Teknolojilerinin Belge Yönetimine Etkisi ve Elektronik Belge Yönetimi / The Effect of Information Technologies on Resources Management and Electronic Record Management  

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Full Text Available Information technologies have undergone rapid development in the last decade and these developments especially affected the information and records management profession. Developments in information technologies have caused changes in the way of creating, storing, sending and sharing records in organisational structures, and traditional record management has been replaced by a modern understanding of record management. In this respect, the management of electronic records let important problems arise. This study focuses on the effects of information technologies on records management, and thus on electronic record management.

Cengiz Ayd?n

2005-04-01

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What Can Electrons Do? Electron Microscopy  

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From the NanoEd Resource Portal, this course aims to "educate students about important roles of electron microscopy in nanoscience and nanotechnology." Topics covered here include "electrons, principles of electron microscopy, applications of electron microscopy in characterizing nano-scale materials, and the development of electron microscopy to meet challenges in nanotechnology." Here, visitors will find the lecture notes of Dr. Jian-Guo Zheng from Northwestern University as pdf forms of PowerPoint presentations, which illustrate each topic. This is a helpful and ready-to-use lecture for any educator in a nanotechnology classroom to help students understand electron microscopy.

Zheng, Jian-Guo

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Model for Presenting Resources in Scholar's Portal  

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Presenting electronic resources to users through a federated search engine introduces unique opportunities and challenges to libraries. This article reports on the decision-making tools and processes used for selecting collections of electronic resources by a project team at the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries for the Association of Research…

Feeney, Mary; Newby, Jill

2005-01-01

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Bilgi Teknolojilerinin Belge Yönetimine Etkisi ve Elektronik Belge Yönetimi / The Effect of Information Technologies on Resources Management and Electronic Record Management  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Information technologies have undergone rapid development in the last decade and these developments especially affected the information and records management profession. Developments in information technologies have caused changes in the way of creating, storing, sending and sharing records in organisational structures, and traditional record management has been replaced by a modern understanding of record management. In this respect, the management of electronic records let important proble...

Cengiz Ayd?n

2005-01-01

175

Veterinary Medicine Resources  

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Iowa State University's libraries have been compiling electronic subject guides for a number of years, and this is one such guide that users in the field of veterinary medicine will want to bookmark. Organized thematically, the resources are contained within one single list, and they are divided into categories such as websites, electronic journals, online abstracts, and basic pet care and health resources. Some of the gateway sites are quite helpful, particularly the link to the animal diseases database offered by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Both potential veterinarian technicians and laypersons will appreciate the pet care links, which include links to the Healthy Pet site created by the American Animal Hospital Association and an overview to animal care created by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

2007-03-03

176

The Electronic Zoo  

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The Electronic Zoo: A List of Animal-Related Computer Resources (Internet/Bitnet Mailing Lists, Gophers, World Wide Web Sites, Mail Servers, Usenet Newsgroups, FTP Archives, Commercial Online Services, and Bulletin Board Systems.)

Boschert, Ken.

1997-01-01

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Hemophilia - resources  

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Resources - hemophilia ... The following organizations provide further information on hemophilia : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/index.html National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ ...

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Arthritis - resources  

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Resources - arthritis ... The following organizations provide more information on arthritis : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/arthritis.cfm Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention ...

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Transition Resources  

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This is a site for teachers that work with students with disabilities at the secondary level. This site is broken down into categories to help you with the transition aspect of the IEP. The categories are as follows: Employment/Training, For Students - Career Exploration and Profiles, Independent Living, Learning Styles & Trainings, Level 1 Assessments, Self-Determination, and Transition Resources. All of the resources included in this site are free! TRANSITION RESOURCES: 1.) Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES-VR) This website takes you directly to the ACCES-VR website, where you can find information about vocational rehabilitation and the referral process. 2,) Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development and Implementation Created by the New York State Special Education Department to help answer questions regarding the New IEP. Great resource! Gives examples!! 3.) Indicator 13 Checklist Use this ...

Transition

2011-11-23

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Scanning Electron Microscope - SEM  

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This website is from Boston Museum of Science and is an introduction to Scanning Electron Micrscope (SEM). It contains an image gallery of insects, plants and other items as seen with an SEM. A slide show and a movie explains how the microsope works. Teacher resources offer guidance on building your own microscope and setting up a lab, including wet mounts and staining cells. Information on how the Museum uses the scope, and additional electronic resources, completes the site.

 
 
 
 
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77 FR 66863 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Electronic Stakeholder Survey...  

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...proposal. The Electronic Stakeholder Survey...align ideas and resources by working across...cross-sector resources and ideas. DATES...FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard...permitting electronic submission of responses...align ideas and resources by working...

2012-11-07

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Library Resources  

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Library Resources Literature Search via PubMed NOTE: PubMed replaces Entrez (previously limited to Molecular Biology references in Medline). Searches are now free, with no account required, either for Grateful Med or PubMed. National Library of Medicine NIH

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Resource Economics  

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Resource Economics is a text for students with a background in calculus, intermediate microeconomics, and a familiarity with the spreadsheet software Excel. The book covers basic concepts, shows how to set up spreadsheets to solve dynamic allocation problems, and presents economic models for fisheries, forestry, nonrenewable resources, stock pollutants, option value, and sustainable development. Within the text, numerical examples are posed and solved using Excel's Solver. These problems help make concepts operational, develop economic intuition, and serve as a bridge to the study of real-world problems of resource management. Through these examples and additional exercises at the end of Chapters 1 to 8, students can make dynamic models operational, develop their economic intuition, and learn how to set up spreadsheets for the simulation of optimization of resource and environmental systems. Book is unique in its use of spreadsheet software (Excel) to solve dynamic allocation problems Conrad is co-author of a previous book for the Press on the subject for graduate students Approach is extremely student-friendly; gives students the tools to apply research results to actual environmental issues

Conrad, Jon M.

2000-01-01

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Basicladia chelonum (Collins W.E. Hoffmann et Tilden (Chlorophyta, Cladophorophyceae from Cuba (Caribbean: new observation of the ultrastructure of its vegetative cells  

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Full Text Available Basicladia chelonum (Collins W.E. Hoffmann and Tilden (1930 principally known from North America and Hawaii was recently (2004 found in Cuba (Caribbean from artificial pool growing on shells of musk turtles (Trachemys decussata Gray. Specimens collected in Cuba were subjected to detailed examinations also using a transmission electron microscope. On one hand, these studies confirmed many features of this species previously described by earlier authors in the specimens from Texas. On the other hand, the present studies revealed structures unknown so far (pyrenoid structure, which allowed for new analysis of this species. These investigations also have shown that Basicladia chelonum exhibits close similarity to the genus Cladophora and other representatives of the class Cladophorophyceae. The similarities include : siphonocladous level of organization of thallus, numerous chloroplasts forming a network and other structures. Conversely, the pyrenoid in vegetative cells of Basicladia chelonum distinguishes it markedly from representatives of the genus Cladophora, which have bilenticular pyrenoids divided into two hemispheres by a single thylakoids and each hemisphere is covered by a bowlshaped starch grain (Van Hoek et al. 1995. Since in Cladophora the ultrastructure of the pyrenoid is highly constant and characteristic, this contrasts with the genus Basicladia and, therefore, more firmly establishes position of the latter as an independent unit within Cladophorophyceae.

Joanna Czerwik-Marcinkowska

2009-03-01

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Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) (Poster)  

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This poster introduces the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR), an electronic database with demographic, health outcome, and exposure information for over a million DOE nuclear plant and laboratory workers.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

2012-12-12

186

Uranium resources  

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This is a press release issued by the OECD on 9th March 1976. It is stated that the steep increases in demand for uranium foreseen in and beyond the 1980's, with doubling times of the order of six to seven years, will inevitably create formidable problems for the industry. Further substantial efforts will be needed in prospecting for new uranium reserves. Information is given in tabular or graphical form on the following: reasonably assured resources, country by country; uranium production capacities, country by country; world nuclear power growth; world annual uranium requirements; world annual separative requirements; world annual light water reactor fuel reprocessing requirements; distribution of reactor types (LWR, SGHWR, AGR, HWR, HJR, GG, FBR); and world fuel cycle capital requirements. The information is based on the latest report on Uranium Resources Production and Demand, jointly issued by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency. (U.K.)

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Energy resources  

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The book deals with the energy resources available, and then with techniques of energy conversion. Chapters follow on natural, fossil and nuclear sources and their associated technologies. The chapter on nuclear power covers both fission and fusion reactions, types of reactor, reactor safety and radioactive waste. The book ends with a chapter in inefficiencies (waste heat, waste products, the heat pump, insulation, etc.). (U.K.)

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Teacher Resources  

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Resources for Preschool Teachers in the classroom. This link will have emotion faces and a tool to create a solution box for student use. Behavior This is the home page to Positive Behavior Intervention System PBIS Entering data for check points Creative Curriculum NAYEC national page along with the IA page NAEYC IA AEYC Dr. Jean's main page with some YouTube songs Dr. Jean ...

Miller, Heather

2011-12-13

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Electronics Kits - SparkFun  

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This site provides new ways to engage electronics students. Sparkfun Electronics started in 2003 with the development of the Arduino Microcontroller board and over the years has added numerous sensors and other components to its offerings. The resources were developed for tinkerers rather than education but they can be used in an electronics lab.

2014-08-20

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English Resources  

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In this section, DeafTEC provides a series of teaching resources on English, rhetoric, and writing. Specifically, the Writing in the Disciplines (WID) approach is used as a method to reach out to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, as well as high school students learning in STEM subjects. Viewers will find several pages with useful pedagogical information, including: Why Writing in the Sciences Matter; Articles: Teaching Writing and Writing to Learn; Articles: Responding to Student Writing; Articles: Writing for Second Language Users; Articles: Writing and Deafness; and Supporting English Acquisition. 

2014-07-10

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Uranium resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This article deals with uranium resources according to types of deposit both in time and in space as well as according to exploitation types. A chart of past and future uranium productions is established. Demand and production costs for nuclear energy are also dealt with. The price of uranium and its market are not only complex but often faked due to the existence of huge stocks above the security levels. However, it is possible to say that considering the present stocks and the excess production capacity in relation to needs, a spectacular change in tendencies is not likely to occur until the beginning of the next century

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European Free Trade Association [electronic resource].  

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Presents the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Lists the member states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. Discusses the responsibilities of the EFTA Secretariat, Surveillance Authority, and Court. Links to EFTA legal texts and publications, including its annual report.

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Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, an institute for basic research and training in physical and biophysical sciences. Its website provides information about the institute, its history, facilities, activities, conferences, lectures, contacts.

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International journal of cancer [electronic resource].  

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The International Journal of Cancer is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering experimental and clinical cancer research. It publishes original research articles, mini reviews, short reports, and letters to the editor.

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IEEE Xplore digital library [electronic resource].  

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The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings, more than 3,800 technical standards, over 1,000 eBooks and over 300 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

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Country nuclear power profiles [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Covers background information on the status and development of nuclear power programmes in countries having nuclear plants in operation and/or plants under construction, reviews the organizational and industrial aspects of nuclear power programmes in participating countries, and provides information about the relevant legislative, regulatory and international frameworks in each country.

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European Court of Human Rights [electronic resource].  

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Presents the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), based in Strasbourg, France. Discusses the historical background of the court, its organization, procedures before the court, admissibility procedure, judgements, and advisory opinions. Details pending cases, judgements, and decisions.

198

Middle East Research Institute [electronic resource].  

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MERI is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, focused on policy issues relating to the people, the land and the system of governance in the Middle East in general, and Kurdistan and Iraq in particular. It is based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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On Korea [electronic resource] : academic paper series.  

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KEI commissions 10 papers per year with diverse perspectives on original subjects of current interest to Korea watchers. This year-long program provides both leading Korea scholars and new voices from around the world to speak and write on trends and events affecting the Korean peninsula.

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League of Arab States [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the League of Arab States, an organisation with 22 member states, formed in 1945. The site provides information about the League, its relations with other organisations, its activities, member states, documents and history.

 
 
 
 
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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting actions that increase the possibilities for peace, as well as a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Includes facts about nuclear weapons, reasons to abolish nuclear weapons, and membership information. Contains a calendar of events.

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Presents the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and offers information about its history, activities, publications, and research areas. Notes projects in arms transfers, arms production, military expenditure, military technology, chemical and biological weapons, and European security. Provides the complete list of SIPRI publications from 1969 to present; press releases and chapter summaries for the SIPRI Yearbooks 1993 to present.

203

United Nations multilingual terminology database [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

70,000 entries of United Nations related terminology in the 6 official UN languages, updated daily. Compiled over the years in response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of UN language staff for terminology and nomenclature; facilitates the efforts of people around the world who participate in the work of the UN but do not have access to the Secretariat's intranet.

204

Interactive terminology for Europe [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The European Commission's multilingual term bank. Covers a broad spectrum of human knowledge, but is particularly rich in technical and specialized terminology (agriculture, telecommunications, transport, legislation, finance) related to EU policy. Contains about five and a half million entries (terms and abbreviations), subdivided into more than 800 collections.

205

Global energy & CO2 data [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

For close to 30 years, Enerdata has compiled over 200 information sources worldwide on the energy sector. Once sourced, data is individually verified and processed using our proven statistical methodology to guarantee a reliable and timely updated global energy market database. The database provides an extensive coverage of all energy sources for 186 countries through a user-friendly web portal. Greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the energy & industry sectors are included too.

206

Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A glossary of abbreviations and acronyms of terms used in IAEA documents. The objectives of the glossary are to save the time spent by drafters of IAEA documents in checking terms, to provide readers of these documents with a quick reference tool, to avoid the proliferation of incorrect terms in IAEA documents, to standardize terminology used in these documents, and to avoid duplication of effort by having one central list for the whole IAEA.

207

Association of Caribbean States [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), which works to harness, utilize, and develop the collective capabilities of the Caribbean region to achieve sustained cultural, economic, social, scientific and technological advancement. Discusses member countries, activities, and historical background.

208

Scirus : for scientific information only [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A comprehensive science search engine available on the Internet or via ScienceDirect. It covers over 167 million science-related pages and can pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data that other search engines cannot reach, including pdf files and peer reviewed articles.

209

Passive reactor cooling system [electronic resource  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A nuclear reactor cooling system with passive cooling capabilities operable during a reactor shutdown event without available electric power. In one embodiment, the system includes a reactor vessel with nuclear fuel core and a steam generator fluidly coupled thereto. Primary coolant circulates in a flow loop between the reactor vessel and steam generator to heat secondary coolant in the steam generator producing steam. The steam flows to a heat exchanger containing an inventory of cooling water in which a submerged tube bundle is immersed. The steam is condensed in the heat exchanger and returned to the steam generator forming a closed flow loop in which the secondary coolant flow is driven by natural gravity via changes in density from the heating and cooling cycles. In other embodiments, the cooling system is configured to extract and cool the primary coolant directly using the submerged tube bundle heat exchanger.

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Get more from your electronic resources  

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Anna Creech, Todd King and Linda Sizemore gave a presentation at the Fall 2003 KLA/KSMA Conference on Eastern Kentucky University's implementation of the OpenURL link resolver product, SFX. This article is a summary of that presentation.

Creech, Anna; Sizemore, Linda

2004-01-01

211

Electronics and electronic systems  

CERN Document Server

Electronics and Electronic Systems explores the significant developments in the field of electronics and electronic devices. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 11 chapters that discuss the fundamental circuit theory and the principles of analog and digital electronics. This book deals first with the passive components of electronic systems, such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. These topics are followed by a discussion on the analysis of electronic circuits, which involves three ways, namely, the actual circuit, graphical techniques, and rule of thumb. The remaining p

Olsen, George H

1987-01-01

212

my resources: adding your own resources  

Science.gov (United States)

/* */ Information toward adding your own resources. Introducing the add own resources page Why add your own resource? As cool as the NSDL and other digital libraries are, we know that they do not have information about every page that may be useful to you. Because of this, we have provided the ability to add whatever resource you would like (provided ...

Palmer, Mr.

2005-10-05

213

Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group  

...Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group institute,physics,iop,quantum,electronics,photonics,groups Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group This site uses cookies. By continuing ...Policy Resources You are here Activities Groups All Groups Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Groups All Groups Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Committee Contact ...Group calendar Group prize Newsletter Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group The Quantum Electronics Group was founded in 1972 to provide a forum for burgeoning ...In 1999 its name was changed to include the increasingly important area of photonics. The membership of the Group is drawn equally from education,...

214

Electronic Aggression: New Technology and Youth Violence  

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... Communication Resource Center Press Room Social Media Publications Electronic Aggression Share Compartir On this Page Publications Additional ... not come without possible risks. Youth can use electronic media to embarrass, harass or threaten their peers. ...

215

my resources: selecting high-quality resources  

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/* */ Information about how to decide if a resource is of high-quality. Finding high-quality resources What is a quality resource? Consider using some of the following criteria for evaluating an online learning resource. This resource... is accurate . encourages active participation of the learner. includes all the information needed to use it. flows in an orderly manner. is age appropriate . is free of advertising . the activities support core curriculum objectives . The websites listed below ...

Palmer, Mr.

2005-05-17

216

Energy resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A reviw of reserve estimates based on the collation performed by M. King Hubbert relates his findings with time-scale histories of cumulative reserves and production. Policy decisions which lead to a massive shift to coal will prolong the projected depletion of the other fossil fuels and shorten the availability time of coal. The exploitation of nuclear-fission fuels indicates a need for more-efficient applications to prolong the life span of limited resources. The total recoverable energy potential is derived for fossil and nuclear fuels and from solar, hydrothermal, hydroelectric, tidal, and wind energy. Summaries of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources reveal a wide variety in the estimates due partly to the lack of a systematics and standardized reporting mechanism that can define physical characteristics and economic feasibility. 57 references, 22 figures, 37 tables

217

Mineral resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper reports that to prevent the concentration of control over federal oil and gas resources in a few companies or individuals, Congress has limited the number of acres of oil and gas leases that one party may control in a single state. An exception to this limitation involves lease acreage within the boundaries of development contracts. These contracts permit oil and gas lease operators and pipeline companies to contract with enough lessees to economically justify large-scale drilling operations for the production and transportation of oil and gas, subject to approval by the Secretary of the Interior, who must find that such contracts are in the public interest. Since 1986 Interior has entered into or approved 10 contracts with 12 lease operators for exploration of largely unleased federal lands-ranging from about 180,000 to 3.5 million acres in four western states-and has designated them as developmental contracts. GAO believes that the 10 contracts do not satisfy the legal requirements for development contracts because they are for oil and gas exploration on largely unleased federal lands, rather than for developing existing leases. By designating the 10 contracts as development contracts, Interior has enabled nine of the 12 contract parties to accumulate lease acreage that vastly exceeds the statutory acreage limitation. All nine of the contract parties were major or large independent oil companies. As a result, other parties who wish to participate in develr parties who wish to participate in developing federal oil and gas resources within the four states may be adversely affected because the parties to Interior's contracts have been able to compete for and obtain lease acreage beyond the statutory acreage limitation. Although Interior believes that the Secretary has the discretion under law to use development contracts in the current manner, in April 1989 it ceased issuing these contracts pending completion of GAO's review

218

Photosynthetic carbon metabolism in Enteromorpha compressa (Chlorophyta)  

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The intertidal macroalga Enteromorpha compressa showed the ability to use HCO/sub 3//sup -/, as an exogenous inorganic carbon (Ci) source for photosynthesis. However, although the natural sea water concentration of this carbon form was saturating, additional CO/sub 2/ above ambient Ci levels doubled net photosynthetic rates. Therefore, the productivity of this alga, when submerged, is likely to be limited by Ci. When plants were exposed to air, photosynthetic rates saturated at air-levels of CO/sub 2/ during mild desiccation. Based on carbon fixing enzyme activities and Ci pulse-chase incorporation patterns, it was found that Enteromorpha is a C/sub 3/ plant. However, this alga did not show O/sub 2/ inhibited photosynthetic rates at natural sea water Ci conditions. It is suggested that such a C/sub 4/-like gas exchange response is due to the HCO/sub 3//sup -/ utilization system concentrating CO/sub 2/ intracellularly, thus alleviating apparent photorespiration.

Beer, S.; Shragge, B.

1987-12-01

219

Energy resources in California  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document provides a concise synopsis and visual representation of California's energy resources, current uses of these resources, and new, innovative ways to use these resources in the future. Chapter One identifies the state's energy resources and their locations; Chapter Two discusses current uses; and Chapter Three describes potential uses of these resources

220

Linguistics Resources on the Internet  

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This site is provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, located at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. The focus of the whole site is the study of minority languages and cultures around the world. The Academic domains represented include linguistics, anthropology, translation, literacy, language learning, and computing. The Linguistics Resources on the Internet section contains annotated listings of resources of interest to the linguistics, computational linguistics and natural language processing fields of study. The page is divided into eight sections including computing resources (including links to text and speech analysis, morphology and phonology, and lexical software); journals and newsletters; conferences and meetings and electronic texts, dictionaries and data. The individual sections contain extensive lists of links, many of which are briefly annotated.

1997-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Alternative electron transports participate in the maintenance of violaxanthin De-epoxidase activity of Ulva sp. under low irradiance.  

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The xanthophyll cycle (Xc), which involves violaxanthin de-epoxidase (VDE) and the zeaxanthin epoxidase (ZEP), is one of the most rapid and efficient responses of plant and algae to high irradiance. High light intensity can activate VDE to convert violaxanthin (Vx) to zeaxanthin (Zx) via antheraxanthin (Ax). However, it remains unclear whether VDE remains active under low light or dark conditions when there is no significant accumulation of Ax and Zx, and if so, how the ?pH required for activation of VDE is built. In this study, we used salicylaldoxime (SA) to inhibit ZEP activity in the intertidal macro-algae Ulva sp. (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) and then characterized VDE under low light and dark conditions with various metabolic inhibitors. With inhibition of ZEP by SA, VDE remained active under low light and dark conditions, as indicated by large accumulations of Ax and Zx at the expense of Vx. When PSII-mediated linear electron transport systems were completely inhibited by SA and DCMU, alternative electron transport systems (i.e., cyclic electron transport and chlororespiration) could maintain VDE activity. Furthermore, accumulations of Ax and Zx decreased significantly when SA, DCMU, or DBMIB together with an inhibitor of chlororespiration (i.e., propyl gallate (PG)) were applied to Ulva sp. This result suggests that chlororespiration not only participates in the build-up of the necessary ?pH, but that it also possibly influences VDE activity indirectly by diminishing the oxygen level in the chloroplast. PMID:24250793

Xie, Xiujun; Gu, Wenhui; Gao, Shan; Lu, Shan; Li, Jian; Pan, Guanghua; Wang, Guangce; Shen, Songdong

2013-01-01

222

Integrated water resources management.  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Nowadays, the highest priority issue of water resources management is supply of increasing water demand with limited water resources. Water resources are a basis of sustainable development, so sustainable approach should be based on usage and management of water resources. In the twenty first century, the world is faced with a major water crisis. And the problems are originated from deficiencies and errors in the management of water resources. Thus, sustainable use of water resources is cruci...

EM?N TA?

1995-01-01

223

The impact of Italian academic library consortia for full-text electronic resources activities on the job of library staff: a study of Ca???Foscari University branch libraries  

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The activity of academic library consortia in Italy has had noteworthy consequences, one of the main ones being that advantageous deals have made available a massive quantity of information for academic library users. The availability of all these resources has raised many new activities within academic library systems, and it has stimulated libraries to adopt tools to facilitate information towards end users about the presence of these resources. This phenomenon reflects the international...

Zorzi, Alessandra

2004-01-01

224

Solar radiation resource assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The bulletin discusses the following: introduction; Why is solar radiation resource assessment important Understanding the basics; the solar radiation resource assessment project; and future activities.

1990-11-01

225

The New Resource File  

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The development of the resource file is a common experience in teacher preparation programs. The author examines strategies for transforming what has been a project composed of physical resources to one emphasizing digital resources. Methods for finding, tagging, storing and retrieving resources are explored.

Luck, Donald D.

2011-01-01

226

NISCAIR: Information Resources  

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National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) came into existence on 30th Sept. 2002 with the merger of NISCOM and INSDOC. It provides many resources and products to users and researchers i.e.E-Resources,Online Databases, In_house databases, National Science Library, National Knowledge Resources Consortium, etc.

Waghmode, S. S.

2012-01-01

227

75 FR 44973 - Report: A New Approach to Targeting Inspection Resources and Identifying Patterns of Adulteration...  

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...Targeting Inspection Resources and Identifying...Reportable Food electronic portal on September...INFORMATION section for electronic access to the report...FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Gombas...FDA establish an electronic portal to which...targeting inspection resources. This report...

2010-07-30

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48 CFR 1852.204-76 - Security requirements for unclassified information technolocgy resources.  

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...Information Technology Resources (MAY 2007) ...obtain physical or electronic (i.e., authentication...SP) 800-63, Electronic Authentication...Contractor shall contact the Contracting...information and IT resources provided to the...Have physical or electronic access to...

2010-10-01

229

Hard electronics; Hard electronics  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In the fields of power conversion devices and broadcasting/communication amplifiers, high power, high frequency and low losses are desirable. Further, for electronic elements in aerospace/aeronautical/geothermal surveys, etc., heat resistance to 500degC is required. Devices which respond to such hard specifications are called hard electronic devices. However, with Si which is at the core of the present electronics, the specifications cannot fully be fulfilled because of the restrictions arising from physical values. Accordingly, taking up new device materials/structures necessary to construct hard electronics, technologies to develop these to a level of IC were examined and studied. They are a technology to make devices/IC of new semiconductors such as SiC, diamond, etc. which can handle higher temperature, higher power and higher frequency than Si and also is possible of reducing losses, a technology to make devices of hard semiconducter materials such as a vacuum microelectronics technology using ultra-micro/high-luminance electronic emitter using negative electron affinity which diamond, etc. have, a technology to make devices of oxides which have various electric properties, etc. 321 refs., 194 figs., 8 tabs.

NONE

1998-03-01

230

Mining Frequent Closed Patterns using Sample-growth in Resource Effectiveness Data  

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Full Text Available As the occurrence of failure of electronic resources is sudden, real-time record analysis on the effectiveness of all resources in the system can discover abnormal resources earlier and start using backup resources or restructure resources in time, thus managing abnormal situations and finally realizing health management of the system. This paper proposed an algorithm: MFPattern, for mining frequent closed resource patterns in resource effectiveness matrix. In order to improve the efficiency, MFPattern algorithm uses sample-growth method and effective pruning strategies to guarantee mining all frequent closed patterns without candidate maintenance. Different from the traditional frequent closed pattern, MFPattern algorithm can mine resource combination patterns with all resources very effective during work, those with simultaneous failure of resources and combination patterns in which some resources are very effective while some other resources have failure. The experimental result shows that our algorithm has more efficiently than existing algorithms.

Lihua Zhang

2014-05-01

231

DEVELOPMENT OF A TEST TO MEASURE E-RESOURCES KNOWLEDGE (ERKT OF HIGHER SECONDARY TEACHERS  

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Full Text Available -An electronic resource (E- Resource is any information source that the library provides access to in an electronic format. E-Resource consist of e-books,e-journals,e-thesis, e-library, edatabases, e-portfolio, etc.. In this research paper an attempt has been made to construct and standardize the E- Resources Knowledge Test to measure E- Resources knowledge of higher secondary teachers, as there is no suitable questionnaire available to measure the E- Resources knowledge of higher secondary teachers.

P. Selvam

2014-05-01

232

Hard electronics; Hard electronics  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Hard material technologies were surveyed to establish the hard electronic technology which offers superior characteristics under hard operational or environmental conditions as compared with conventional Si devices. The following technologies were separately surveyed: (1) The device and integration technologies of wide gap hard semiconductors such as SiC, diamond and nitride, (2) The technology of hard semiconductor devices for vacuum micro- electronics technology, and (3) The technology of hard new material devices for oxides. The formation technology of oxide thin films made remarkable progress after discovery of oxide superconductor materials, resulting in development of an atomic layer growth method and mist deposition method. This leading research is expected to solve such issues difficult to be easily realized by current Si technology as high-power, high-frequency and low-loss devices in power electronics, high temperature-proof and radiation-proof devices in ultimate electronics, and high-speed and dense- integrated devices in information electronics. 432 refs., 136 figs., 15 tabs.

NONE

1997-03-01

233

Resources and Vectors  

This theme will explore the current and future roles of different resources and \\energy vectors in the UK energy system. Its scope includes renewable and non-\\renewable resources: fossil fuels, critical materials and renewable ... Connect \\with us.

234

Chronic fatigue syndrome - resources  

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Resources - chronic fatigue syndrome; CFS resources ... The following organizations provide information on chronic fatigue syndrome : CFIDS Association of America - www.cfids.org U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/cfs

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Ecosocialist resources, 28  

... Why the world needs an activist feminist movement Alison Pennington Green Left Weekly A critique of the ecosocialist manifesto of the Parti de Gauche Daniel Tanuro International Viewpoint Life after oil and gas Elisabeth Rosenthal New York Times Two years after Fukushima Pierre Rousset International Viewpoint New research confirms global warming has accelerated Skeptical Science For links to all previous Ecosocialist resources columns, click here. If you read (or write)...Ecosocialist resources, 37 (posted on September 23, 2013) Ecosocialist resources, 34 (posted on June 17, 2013) Ecosocialist resources, 32 (posted on June 8, 2013) Ecosocialist resources, 36 (posted on August 6, 2013) Ecosocialist resources, 27 (posted on March 22, 2013) Category: Ecosocialist Notebook, Ecosocialist resources | Tagged: Alison Pennington, Daniel Tanuro, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Pierre Rousset Previous: Should socialists support degrowth? Next: Marxism as if the planet matters More Ecosocialist Notebook … Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 Doug Taylor, 1956-2014 Ecosocialist resources, 46 Toronto ...

236

Solar Resource Assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report covers the solar resource assessment aspects of the Renewable Systems Interconnection study. The status of solar resource assessment in the United States is described, and summaries of the availability of modeled data sets are provided.

Renne, D.; George, R.; Wilcox, S.; Stoffel, T.; Myers, D.; Heimiller, D.

2008-02-01

237

Human Resource Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The paper titled HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is basically concerned with managing the Administrator of HUMAN RESOURCE Department in a company. A Human Resource Management System, refers to the systems and processes at the intersection between human resource management and information technology. It merges HRM as a discipline and in particular its basic HR activities and processes with the information technology field, whereas the programming of data processing systems e...

Navaz, A. S. Syed; Fiaz, A. S. Syed; Prabhadevi, C.; Sangeetha, V.; Gopalakrishnan, S.

2013-01-01

238

Bookmarks for Electronics Designers  

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Electrical design engineer Lazar Rozenblat was once told in college that "an engineer does not have to remember everything, but should know where to find the information he/she needs." Following that advice, Rozenblat has put together this "one-stop informational resource on Power Electronics /SMPS design." The website provides links to engineering reference information and design resources and is "being constantly updated." The About section describes his selection process and invites others to submit their websites to the page. The links are organized by topic areas, such as SMPS design, standards, tools, and magnetics, and links are then listed under sub-topics within those areas. The EE Reference section provides some links to tutorials, general engineering reference, and career resources.

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Sirocladium robustum, uma nova espécie de Zygnemataceae (Chlorophyta) / Sirocladium robustum a new species of Zygnemataceae (Chlorophyta)  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Sirocladium foi descrito por Randhawa (espécie tipo Sirocladium kumaoense) a partir de amostras de uma alga que crescia sobre o solo úmido às margens de uma queda d'água na Índia. O gênero é considerado terrestre e é caracterizado pela presença de apenas dois cloroplastos de forma laminar, bem como [...] pela ocorrência de conjugação sem a formação de tubos. Atualmente, Sirocladium conta com mais três espécies, S. maharashtrense Randhawa, S. vandalurense Randhawa encontradas em solos úmidos da Índia, e S. cubense Rieth que é conhecida de solos úmidos de Cuba. O presente estudo descreve S. robustum, uma nova espécie deste gênero pouco conhecido de Zygnemataceae, cujos espécimes foram coletados crescendo sobre o solo úmido de uma poça permanente na região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, no Brasil. As maiores dimensões do comprimento e diâmetro das células, a forma e dimensão dos zigósporos são as características mais distintivas de S. robustum das outras quatro espécies deste gênero. Abstract in english Sirocladium was described by Randhawa (type species S. kumaoense) on the basis of algal samples from damp soil at the margins of a waterfall in India. The genus is considered to be terrestrial and it is characterized by the presence only of two plate-like chloroplasts as well as by the occurrence of [...] conjugation without tube formation. Currently, Sirocladium includes three additional species. S. maharashtrense Randhawa and S. vandalurense Randhawa are found on damp soils of India and S. cubense Rieth is known from humid soils of Cuba. The present study describes S. robustum, a new species of this poorly known genus of Zygnemataceae, whose specimens were collected growing on humid soil of a permanent puddle in the northwest region of the State of São Paulo, in Brazil. The higher dimensions of cells length and diameter, the zygospores dimensions and shape are the most distinctive characteristics of S. robustum from the other four species of the genus.

Jeferson Luizi, Pereira; Luis Henrique Zanini, Branco.

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Pseudoderbesia, nuevo género de algas marinas (Bryopsidaceae, Chlorophyta Pseudoderbesia, nuevo género de algas marinas (Bryopsidaceae, Chlorophyta  

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Full Text Available Se aislaron cuatro clones de Pseudoderbesia y se mantuvieron como cultivos unialgales: dos provenientes de la Costa Colombiana del Caribe (P. arbuscula y dos de las Islas Canarias en el Océano Atlántico (Pseudoderbesia sp.. Aunque se conoce solo la fase gametofítica, hay razones suficientes para el establecimiento de un nuevo género. Se describe y discute el crecimiento, variabilidad, producción bajo condiciones de cultivo. Se sugiere la posibilidad que ciertas especies de Derbesia que poseen ramificación dicotómica y filamentos gradualmente atenuados, como D. fastigiata, D. attenuata y D. padinae, sean realmente miembros de Pseudoderbesia. Pseudoderbesia is described as a new genus within the Bryopsidaceae. Four clones of Pseudoderbesia were isolated and kept as unialgal cultures: two from the Caribbean coast of Colombia (P. arbuscula and two from the Canary Islands, Atlantic Ocean (Pseudoderbesia sp.. Although only the gametophytic phase is known, it is distinct enough for the establishement of a new genus. Growth, variability and swarmer production, under culture conditions, are described and discussed. It is suggested, that some little known species of Derbesia with dichotomous branching and gradually attenuated filaments, like D. fastigiata, D. attenuata and D. padinae, could actually be members of Pseudoderbesia.

Calderon Eduardo

1991-06-01

 
 
 
 
241

Natural Resources Bibliography.  

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This bibliography presents a modern definition of the conceptual framework from which to view natural resources, and affords access to information which examines resources from the social scientists point of view. It presents five broad divisions of activity or variables which include (1) Natural and Human Resources, (2) Epistomological and…

Hoadley, Irene Braden

242

Chapter Four: Discursive Resources  

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In this chapter, the focus of attention moves from the contexts described in chapter 3 to the verbal, nonverbal, and interactional resources that participants employ in discursive practices. These resources are discussed within the frame of participation status and participation framework proposed by Goffman. Verbal resources employed by…

Young, Richard F.

2008-01-01

243

18 CFR 35.7 - Electronic filing requirements.  

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...2010-04-01 false Electronic filing requirements. 35.7 Section 35.7 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL...FILING OF RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS Application § 35.7 Electronic filing requirements. (a) General...

2010-04-01

244

Energy Resources and Systems  

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Several activities are included to teach and research the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources and various energy resources. Students work with a quantitative, but simple model of energy resources to show how rapidly finite, non-renewable energy sources can be depleted, compared to the ongoing availability of renewable resources. Then they complete a homework assignment (or a longer, in-depth research project) to learn how various technologies capture energy resources for human uses, and their pros and cons. Fact sheets help them get started on their investigations of assigned energy sources.

Office of Educational Partnerships,

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Learning Resource Server  

Science.gov (United States)

The Learning Resource Server at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has as its goal the provision of resources that help learners advance from "surfing" to "serving." It has been redesigned to better serve the needs of learners and teachers at all levels. The Learning Resource Server contains resources for accessing and creating knowledge for K-12 classes, higher education students and teachers, and teacher education. Resources include exemplary lesson plans, how-to guides, and good network-based learning projects and papers.

246

TES: Resources: Art and design resources  

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Based in Britain, the TES group provides a range of educational resources for teachers around the world. Some of their services require a fee, but the teaching materials on this site are available after a simple free registration. Visitors to the site will note that there is a featured Resource of the Week on the left-hand side of the homepage. Depending on the day, it might be an in-class exercise on dress design or a helpful handout on making an original ceramic creation. The age-grouping conventions here for different grade levels are matched to the secondary school system in Britain, but other visitors won't have a hard time navigating the three main areas. Each of the areas has about a dozen or so thematic categories, including fine art, history of art, and graphic communication. Also, the site has a listing for Latest Resources and Highly Rated Resources.

2012-05-11

247

Electronic Recruitment at CERN  

CERN Multimedia

The Human Resources Department switches to electronic recruitment. From now on whenever you are involved in a recruitment action you will receive an e-mail giving you access to a Web folder. Inside you will find a shortlist of applications drawn up by the Human Resources Department. This will allow you to consult the folder, at the same time as everyone else involved in the recruitment process, for the vacancy you are interested in. This new electronic recruitment system, known as e-RT, will be introduced in a presentation given at 10 a.m. on 11 February in the Main Auditorium. Implemented by AIS (Administrative Information Services) and the Human Resources Department, e-RT will cover vacancies open in all of CERN's recruitment programmes. The electronic application system was initially made available to technical students in July 2003. By December it was extended to summer students, fellows, associates and Local Staff. Geraldine Ballet from the Recruitment Service prefers e-RT to mountains of paper! The Hu...

2004-01-01

248

Bootstrapping Deep Lexical Resources: Resources for Courses  

CERN Document Server

We propose a range of deep lexical acquisition methods which make use of morphological, syntactic and ontological language resources to model word similarity and bootstrap from a seed lexicon. The different methods are deployed in learning lexical items for a precision grammar, and shown to each have strengths and weaknesses over different word classes. A particular focus of this paper is the relative accessibility of different language resource types, and predicted ``bang for the buck'' associated with each in deep lexical acquisition applications.

Baldwin, Timothy

2007-01-01

249

Electronic Publishing: The Movement From Print To Digital Publication  

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Full Text Available This article provides an overview of electronic publishing, describes how information increasingly is being exchanged within the scientific community, and discusses the scholarly qualifications of electronic venues. The following content is included: definition of electronic publishing; uses and types of electronic publishing; uses of electronic journals in nursing and health care; advantages and disadvantages of electronic journals; advantages and disadvantages of print journals; and the authors' projections for the future. Hotlinks to a variety of Internet resources on electronic resources are integrated throughout the article.

Ludwick, R., Glazer, G

2000-01-01

250

Introduction of home electronics for the future  

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Development of electronics has accelerated the automation and labor saving at factories and offices. Home electronics is also expected to be needed more and more in Japan towards the 21st century, as the advanced information society and the elderly society will be accelerated, and women's participation in social affairs will be increased. Resources Council, which is the advisory organ of the Minister of State for Science and Technology, forecast to what extent home electronics will be popularized by the year of 2010. The Council expected to promote home electronics, because resource and energy saving should be accelerated and people should enjoy much more their individual lives at home.

Yoshimoto, Hideyuki; Shirai, Iwao

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75 FR 22678 - Pipeline Safety: Implementation of Electronic Filing for Recently Revised Incident/Accident...  

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...Implementation of Electronic Filing for Recently...now available for electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamerson Pender, Information Resources Manager, 202-366-0218...Implementation of Electronic Filing for...

2010-04-29

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Licensing and Negotiations for Electronic Content  

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This article provides an overview of the basic characteristics of database, or eContent, license agreements, defines general licensing terms, maps the anatomy of an electronic resources subscription agreement, and discusses negotiating skills and techniques for library staff. (Contains a list of additional resources and a sample agreement.)

Crawford, Amy R.

2008-01-01

253

Convoy electrons  

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Recent developments in the theory of the production and of the transport of convoy electrons through solids are reviewed. Similarities and differences to cusp electron emission in binary ion-atom collisions and to transport of ''free'' electrons through solids are highlighted. We also discuss recent observations of convoy electron emission in ion-surface collisions at small glancing angles. 36 refs., 13 figs

254

Electronic Prescribing  

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... Do you prescribe electronically?” For more information about electronic prescribing, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633- ... E S eRx eRx Electronic prescribing can help you. Electronic prescribing can keep you safe • Doctors have secure ...

255

Physics Gateways and Resources  

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The Physics Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of physics-related web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources in many areas of the discipline, including electromagnetism, classical mechanics, optics, oscillations and waves, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and other areas. Here may be found materials for physics educators and learners (early childhood through graduate school), resources intended for the general public, and materials aimed at physics research communities.

2008-03-14

256

ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES  

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze human resources in terms of quantitative and qualitative side with special focus on the human capital accumulation influence. The paper examines the human resources trough human capital accumulation in terms of modern theory of human resources, educational capital, health, unemployment and migration. The findings presented in this work are based on theoretical economy publications and data collected from research materials. Sources of information includ...

IOANA-JULIETA JOSAN

2011-01-01

257

Sharing Cloud Computing Resources  

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We address the issue of sharing the CPU and RAM resources of a cloud computing system. Specifically, we argue that these resources should be shared according to proportional fairness instead of dominant resource fairness. The latter has recently been proposed as a desirable scheduling objective mainly because of its strategy-proofness property. We show that proportional fairness, which satisfies a weaker form of strategy-proofness that we refer to as scale-invariance, yields a much better res...

Bonald, Thomas; Roberts, James

2014-01-01

258

CAD Resources Library  

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This section of Virtual Library, started by Tim Berners-Lee, provides educational resources on CAD. CAD software, used for drafting architectural and engineering drawings and for making technical illustrations in general, is widely used by engineering professionals and students. The website provides links to "important CAD resources associated with the CAD industry." The resources are organized into the following sections: Organizations Associated with CAD; CAD Research and Artificial Intelligence Links; CAD Directories, Gateways and News Centers; Important CAD Review Resources; CAD Magazines, Journals and Newsletters; and CAD Software Programs. Visitors are invited to make recommendations for additions to the library.

259

Sharing network resources  

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Resource Allocation lies at the heart of network control. In the early days of the Internet the scarcest resource was bandwidth, but as the network has evolved to become an essential utility in the lives of billions, the nature of the resource allocation problem has changed. This book attempts to describe the facets of resource allocation that are most relevant to modern networks. It is targeted at graduate students and researchers who have an introductory background in networking and who desire to internalize core concepts before designing new protocols and applications.We start from the fund

Parekh, Abhay

2014-01-01

260

World uranium resources  

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'Red Book' is a joint report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it is edited an issue every two years. The 'Red Book' reports chiefly uranium resources, uranium exploration, uranium production and uranium demand in the latest two years in the world. To help people understand the total uranium resources and uranium supply and demand, on the basis of update (No. 20) 'Red Book', total world uranium resources and their changes, as well as Known Conventional Resources (RAR and EAR-I) of some countries are presented. Worldwide uranium exploration and production are also briefly described. (authors)

 
 
 
 
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Resources for the classroom  

...Affiliation Scheme Support for teachers Resources for the classroom Practical Physics Teaching Advanced Physics Supporting the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in physics Teaching astronomy and space Teaching Medical Physics Teaching radioactivity Physics in Concert Voicebox: The Physics and Evolution of Speech SimPhysics The MODEL Project Other ... Teaching Astronomy and SpaceThis resource supports the teaching of astronomy and space to 11-16 year olds Teaching Medical PhysicsThese resources are designed for teaching GCSE and standard grade science using examples from medical physics. Teaching RadioactivityThese resources  support the teaching of radioactivity, with advice on ...

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75 FR 10225 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Language Resource Centers Program...  

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...process should contact the person listed...FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII...section. a. Electronic Submission of...the Language Resource Centers Program...required to use the electronic data instrument International Resource Information System...VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER...

2010-03-05

263

Electronic Commerce in Canada  

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The Electronic Commerce in Canada Website is the official Web presence of the Canadian Task Force on Electronic Commerce. The task force was created in 1998 as a "focal point and catalyst for the development of a comprehensive policy, regulatory, and legal framework, and to promote the growth and use of electronic commerce in Canada." The site offers excellent news, information, and resources about the Canadian government's ecommerce initiatives. This broad-based Website provides information on consumers, business, and the government. Along with a frequently-updated Features column which includes new events, Websites, and statistics and data, the site also contains a compendium of Canadian ecommerce reports and links. The Canadian Strategy section considers opportunities and challenges for Canadian ecommerce, and addresses the Canadian government's response to ten main issues including privacy, consumer protection, taxation, and digital signatures. Advantage Canada examines the ways in which Canada is positioned to become a leader in global ecommerce, and Global Initiatives looks at Canada's international ecommerce policies and themes. The Using Electronic Commerce Section offers a collection of links that showcases the ways in which the government, consumers, and businesses of Canada can use and educate themselves about electronic commerce. Electronic Commerce in Canada shows the way Canada has positioned itself to take full advance of ecommerce.

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The Frustrated Nerds Project--Resources for Systems Administrators in Higher Education: A Resource Webliography  

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Systems Architects and Information Technology administrators working in higher education help faculty, staff, and student computer users. Yet, who helps them? What resources do these professionals value? A case study was conducted using purposeful sampling and data collection through electronic interview to gather the preferred information-seeking…

Henninger, Jessamyn; Aber, Susan Ward

2010-01-01

265

Chemistry Gateways and Resources  

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The Chemistry Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of chemistry-related web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources pertaining to many areas of the discipline - general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and others - and intended for a wide range of audiences: educators and learners, the general public, and chemistry research communities.

2008-03-14

266

National Resource Centers Program  

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The National Resource Centers Program provides grants to institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate centers that are national resources for: (1) Teaching modern foreign languages, especially the less and least commonly taught languages; (2) Disciplinary instruction to provide a thorough…

Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

267

Resources in Technology 7.  

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This volume of Resources in Technology contains the following eight instructional modules: (1) "Processing Technology"; (2) "Water--A Magic Resource"; (3) "Hazardous Waste Disposal--The NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) Syndrome"; (4) "Processing Fibers and Fabrics"; (5) "Robotics--An Emerging Technology"; (6) Machine Vision--Giving Eyes to Robots"; (7)…

International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.

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ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analyze human resources in terms of quantitative and qualitative side with special focus on the human capital accumulation influence. The paper examines the human resources trough human capital accumulation in terms of modern theory of human resources, educational capital, health, unemployment and migration. The findings presented in this work are based on theoretical economy publications and data collected from research materials. Sources of information include: documents from organizations - the EUROSTAT, INSSE - studies from publications, books, periodicals, and the Internet. The paper describes and analyzes human resources characteristics, human resource capacities, social and economic benefits of human capital accumulation based on economy, and the government plans and policies on health, education and labor market.

IOANA - JULIETA JOSAN

2011-04-01

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An Evaluation of E-Resources in Academic Libraries in Tamil Nadu  

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Full Text Available E-resources are resources in which information is stored electronically and it can be accessible through electronic systems and network environment. E-resources are a very broad term that includes a variety of different file formats. Instant access is quite possible with E-resources within a fraction of second. Acquiring knowledge from E-Books, E-Journals, Online resources, CDROM, Internet with related Databases are the impact of E-Resources. The purpose of this paper is to identify the availability of E-resources facility and accessing mode in the engineering institutions in Tamilnadu. A well structured questionnaire was distributed among library professionals in engineering institutions in Tamilnadu to evaluate the E-resource facility

S. Dhanavandan

2012-03-01

270

1999 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book) is published annually by BPA and establishes the planning basis for supplying electricity to customers. It serves a dual purpose. First, the White Book presents projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. Second, the White Book serves as a benchmark for annual BPA determinations made pursuant to its regional power sales contracts. Specifically, BPA uses the information in the White Book for determining the notice required when customers request to increase or decrease the amount of power purchased from BPA. The White Book will not be used in calculations for the 2002 regional power sales contract subscription process. The White Book compiles information obtained from several formalized resource planning reports and data submittals, including those from the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for determining BPA revenues. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions, including expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage, energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared with a medium forecast of electricity consumption. The forecasted future electricity demands--firm loads--are subtracted from the projected capability of existing and ''contracted for'' resources to determine whether BPA and the region will be surplus or deficit. If Federal system resources are greater than loads in any particular year or month, there is a surplus of energy and/or capacity, which BPA may use or market to increase revenues. Conversely, if Federal system firm loads exceed available resources, there is a deficit of energy and/or capacity and BPA would add conservation or contract purchases as needed to meet its firm loads. The load forecast is derived by using econometric models and analysis to predict the loads that will be placed on electric utilities in the region. This study incorporates information on contract obligations and contract resources, combined with the resource capabilities obtained from public utility and investor-owned utility (IOU) customers through their annual data submittals to the PNUCC, from BPA's Firm Resource Exhibit (FRE Exhibit I) submittals, and through analysis of the Federal hydroelectric power system. The loads and resources analysis in this study simulates the operation of the power system under the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA) produced by the Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group. The PNCA defines the planning and operation of the regional hydrosystem. The 1999 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; and (2) a technical appendix (available electronically only) detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. This analysis updates the December 1998 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability for Operating Years (OY) 2000-01 through 2009-10. The study shows the Federal system's and the region's monthly estimated maximum electricity demand, monthly energy demand, monthly energy generation, and monthly maximum generating capability--capacity--for OY 2000-01, 2004-05, and 2009-10. The Federal system and regional monthly capacity surplus/deficit projections are summarized for 10 operating years. This document analyzes the Pacific Northwest's projected loads and available generating resources in two parts: (1) the loads and

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1999-12-01

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Risk Profile May Affect Search Process but Not Results. A review of: McKibbon, K. Ann, Douglas B. Fridsma, and Rebecca S. Crowley. “How Primary Care Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Risk and Uncertainty Affect Their Use of Electronic Information Resources.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 95.2 (2007: 138?46, e49?50. 10 Nov. 2007 .  

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Full Text Available Objective – To compare the use, in terms of process and outcomes, of electronic information resources by primary care physicians with different risk profiles and comfort with uncertainty.Design – Survey, and observation using “think?aloud” method.Setting – Physicians’ offices.Subjects – Canadian and U.S. primary carephysicians who report seeing patients in clinic settings.Methods – Volunteers were recruited from personal contacts and the list of physicianswho rate current studies for the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE project. Physicians completed the Pearson scale to measure attitude toward risk and the Gerrity scale to measure comfort with uncertainty, and those who scored at the extremes of each of these two scales were included in the study (n=25, resulting in four groups (risk?seeking, risk?avoiding, uncertainty?stressed, uncertainty unstressed. One researcher observed each of these physicians in their offices for an hour during which they completed questionnaires about their computer skills and familiarity with resources, answered multiple?choice clinical questions, and indicated level of certainty with regard to those answers (scale of 0 to 100%. Physicians also chose two of the clinical questions to answer using their own resources. The think?aloud method was employed, and transcripts were coded and analyzed.Main results – The study analysis included two comparisons: risk?seeking (11 subjects versus risk?avoiding (11 subjects physicians,and uncertainty?stressed (11 subjects versus uncertainty?unstressed (10 subjects physicians. Most physicians were included in both sets of analyses. The researchers found no association of risk attitude and uncertainty stress with computer skills nor with familiarity and use of specific information resources (Internet, MEDLINE, PIER, Clinical Evidence, and UpToDate. No differences were found for the following outcomes: time spent searching, answers correct before searching, answers correct after searching, and certainty of answer if answer is right, certainty of answer if answer is wrong. There was a statistically significant association of participants’ indicating certainty for answers that were correct versus those that were not correct (pConclusion – Based on a small sample, it appears that primary care physicians who are risk?seeking and/or less stressed by uncertainty have the same (poor search results as their more risk?averse and stressed?by?uncertainty colleagues although their search processes may differ.

Gale G. Hannigan

2007-12-01

272

The Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion  

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Despite the austerity of its appearance, this guide provides students and educators with copious references to electronic resources related to the study of religion and theology. The well-organized guide focuses on Christianity but also includes information on other world religions. Users may browse the catalog of annotated Internet resources by course area or material type, including bibliographies, syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, Websites, electronic discussion groups, and liturgical resources. The guide was created by Charles Bellinger, a librarian at Regent College (Vancouver, BC), for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion located within Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana).

273

Electronic Cigarettes  

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Electronic Cigarettes Rachel A. Grana , PhD, MPH ; Pamela M. Ling , MD, MPH ; Neal Benowitz , MD ; Stanton Glantz , ... glantz{at}medicine.ucsf.edu Next Section Introduction Electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) are devices that deliver nicotine ...

274

Microscopy and Imaging Resources on the WWW  

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This metasite, provided by the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy Experimental Pathology Services Core, lists a variety of microscopy-related links that are categorized into beginning and advanced topics. Examples of links include sites on the history of the light microscope, glossaries, and a handy "Tips and Tricks" archive of instrumentation techniques. The Microscopy and Imaging section covers histology, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, and digital imaging. Links to free publications, electronic mailing lists, and thirteen educational sites are also included. This site is a good resource for scientists for whom microscopy is a primary investigative tool.

275

Vacuum electronics  

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Nineteen experts from the electronics industry, research institutes and universities have joined forces to prepare this book. ""Vacuum Electronics"" covers the electrophysical fundamentals, the present state of the art and applications, as well as the future prospects of microwave tubes and systems, optoelectronics vacuum devices, electron and ion beam devices, light and X-ray emitters, particle accelerators and vacuum interrupters. These topics are supplemented by useful information about the materials and technologies of vacuum electronics and vacuum technology.

Eichmeier, Joseph A

2008-01-01

276

Semantic Resource Discovery with Resource Usage Policies in Grid Environment  

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Grid Schedulers aggregate the Grid resource that belongs to multiple administrative domains in a transparent manner. The Grid resource providers have their own local resources policies for the resources that reflects the restrictions on the resource what they are providing to the users. However, the Grid users are submitting the user application requirements with the Quality of Service (QoS) parameters. Currently, most of the existing Grid Schedulers discover the suitable Grid resources to ex...

Mandeep Kaur

2012-01-01

277

Information management through integration of distributed resources.  

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Duke University Medical Center conducted a strategic planning process focused on information management needs beginning in 1983 and ending in 1985. That effort concluded that the institution was ready to establish an Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS). A model was proposed in which information management was to be achieved through integrated distributed resources. The elements of the IAIMS model are ongoing policy development and planning; communications; an electronic ...

Stead, W. W.

1988-01-01

278

Diabetes Resources for Older Adults  

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... Professionals, Businesses & Schools Partners & Community Organizations About NDEP | Contact Us | Site Map Tengo diabetes ¿Corro riesgo? You are here: NDEP Home > Resources > Diabetes Resources for Older Adults Text Size: S M L | About Diabetes Resources for ...

279

Japanese resource dependence  

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This thesis is an examination of Japan's strategic resource dependence and her reliance of the three raw materials-rich regions of Southeast Asia (ASEAN), the Persian Gulf, and Southern Africa. A discussion of the Japanese formula for securing resources in the less developed countries of the 'South' is included along with a brief overview of her onshore resource utilization in business/industry. The roles of direct foreign investment, official development assistance, energy conservation, and Japanese multinationalization are discussed.

Sim, R.W.

1982-03-01

280

Global resource sharing  

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Written from a global perspective, this book reviews sharing of library resources on a global scale. With expanded discovery tools and massive digitization projects, the rich and extensive holdings of the world's libraries are more visible now than at any time in the past. Advanced communication and transmission technologies, along with improved international standards, present a means for the sharing of library resources around the globe. Despite these significant improvements, a number of challenges remain. Global Resource Sharing provides librarians and library managers with a comprehensive

Frederiksen, Linda; Nance, Heidi

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
281

Top 100 Forestry Resources  

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This article lists 100 quality resources for anyone interested in forestry, conservation, forestry careers, or for those passionate about exploring the great outdoors. Sites on this list offer information that can help answer questions prospective students may have about a career in forestry. Anyone interested in learning more about conservation efforts and caring for fragile forest ecosystems will also find great resources on this list. Along with conservation, some sites on the list highlight the many ways to control hunger and poverty with sustainable environmental-friendly methods. While there are a multitude of great forestry resources across the web, this list focuses on the 100 best.

282

2005: uranium resources  

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Uranium is a kind of important strategic and energy resources and plays a very important role in the development of economy, national defence and other scientific and technological fields. With the development of nuclear electricity, reactor-related uranium demand and supply have already aroused widespread attention; one of the focuses is the world uranium resources and its distribution. In the paper, the world uranium resources, its distribution and changes in some countries are introduced by using the information from Red Book (No.21) published in 2006. (authors)

283

Online Evaluation Resource Library  

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Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL) is library developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations. Its resources include instruments, plans, and reports from evaluations that have proven to be sound and representative of current evaluation practices. Also included are alignment tables that contain criteria and a glossary to help users develop their own plans, reports, and instruments. This resource is intended for use by professional evaluators but may be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about evaluation.

Quellmalz, Edys

284

USGS: Mineral Resources Program  

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"The Mineral Resources Program funds science to provide and communicate current, impartial information on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources." This website divides the mineral resource information, project descriptions, and products for the United States into four main regional categories: Eastern, Central, Western, and Alaska. Researchers can discover new grant opportunities and can obtain access to the National Geochemical Survey's database. Students and educators can find statistics and information on how the United State's supply-and-demand for minerals and materials affects the economy, security, and environment.

285

Basic electronics  

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Basic Electronics is an elementary text designed for basic instruction in electricity and electronics. It gives emphasis on electronic emission and the vacuum tube and shows transistor circuits in parallel with electron tube circuits. This book also demonstrates how the transistor merely replaces the tube, with proper change of circuit constants as required. Many problems are presented at the end of each chapter. This book is comprised of 17 chapters and opens with an overview of electron theory, followed by a discussion on resistance, inductance, and capacitance, along with their effects on t

Holbrook, Harold D

1971-01-01

286

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGICAL CRISIS  

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One would tend to think that Human Resource management in one country would be much like it is in another country. There are similarities in the human resource function from one country to another however; due to cultural differences the human resource function can also be quite different. We must first define the Field of Human Resource Management. According to Peter Dowling in International Human Resource Management, “Human resource management is those activities undertaken by an organiza...

RUPESH SINGH; SURESH DHAKA; NIDHI SINGH; KULVINDER NANDA

2012-01-01

287

Electron Tree  

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The photo shows a close-up of a Lichtenberg figure – popularly called an “electron tree” – produced in a cylinder of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Electron trees are created by irradiating a suitable insulating material, in this case PMMA, with an intense high energy electron beam. Upon discharge, during dielectric breakdown in the material, the electrons generate branching chains of fractures on leaving the PMMA, producing the tree pattern seen. To be able to create electron trees with a clinical linear accelerator, one needs to access the primary electron beam used for photon treatments. We appropriated a linac that was being decommissioned in our department and dismantled the head to circumvent the target and ion chambers. This is one of 24 electron trees produced before we had to stop the fun and allow the rest of the accelerator to be disassembled.

Appelt, Ane L; RØnde, Heidi S

288

Unified Access to Heterogeneous Resources in a Distributed Library Consortia Environment: Challenges and Opportunities  

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Library consortia in today’s digital age are quite different from that of library networks in yester years. The main reason is that the resources that are shared in today’s consortia environment are predominantly in electronic form such as electronic journals and databases. Hence the technology and associated tools to support sharing the electronic resources are also important components for the success of any library consortia. It is essential that each participating libraries of a conso...

Pandian, M. Paul; Karisiddappa, C. R.

2005-01-01

289

32 CFR 2001.23 - Classification marking in the electronic environment.  

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...information in an electronic environment...providing a point of contact and instructions...containing a uniform resource locator (URL...page contains electronic information...information sharing. Resources such as classification...and points of contact shall be established...utilizing an electronic...

2010-07-01

290

77 FR 22707 - Electronic Reporting Under the Toxic Substances Control Act  

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...If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends...name and other contact information in...will require fewer resources. EPA expects to...from receiving electronic submissions and...relative time and resource burden of completing...requirements and making an electronic submission,...

2012-04-17

291

Electronics for dummies  

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Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, thi

Ross, Dickon; McComb, Gordon

2010-01-01

292

Gaseous Electronics Tables, Atoms, and Molecules  

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With the constant emergence of new research and application possibilities, gaseous electronics is more important than ever in disciplines including engineering (electrical, power, mechanical, electronics, and environmental), physics, and electronics. The first resource of its kind, Gaseous Electronics: Tables, Atoms, and Molecules fulfills the author's vision of a stand-alone reference to condense 100 years of research on electron-neutral collision data into one easily searchable volume. It presents most--if not all--of the properly classified experimental results that scientists, researchers,

Raju, Gorur Govinda

2011-01-01

293

Modern water resources engineering  

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The Handbook of Environmental Engineering series is an incredible collection of methodologies that study the effects of pollution and waste in their three basic forms: gas, solid, and liquid. This exciting new addition to the series, Volume 15: Modern Water Resources Engineering , has been designed to serve as a water resources engineering reference book as well as a supplemental textbook. We hope and expect it will prove of equal high value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, to designers of water resources systems, and to scientists and researchers. A critical volume in the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series, chapters employ methods of practical design and calculation illustrated by numerical examples, include pertinent cost data whenever possible, and explore in great detail the fundamental principles of the field. Volume 15: Modern Water Resources Engineering, provides information on some of the most innovative and ground-breaking advances in the field today from a panel of esteemed...

Yang, Chih

2014-01-01

294

Space Resource Roundtable Rationale  

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Recent progress in the U.S. Space Program has renewed interest in space resource issues. The Lunar Prospector mission conducted in NASA's Discovery Program has yielded interesting new insights into lunar resource issues, particularly the possibility that water is concentrated in cold traps at the lunar poles. This finding has not yet triggered a new program of lunar exploration or development, however it opens the possibility that new Discovery Missions might be viable. Several asteroid missions are underway or under development and a mission to return samples from the Mars satellite, Phobos, is being developed. These exploration missions are oriented toward scientific analysis, not resource development and utilization, but can provide additional insight into the possibilities for mining asteroids. The Mars Surveyor program now includes experiments on the 2001 lander that are directly applicable to developing propellants from the atmosphere of Mars, and the program has solicited proposals for the 2003/2005 missions in the area of resource utilization. These are aimed at the eventual human exploration of Mars. The beginning of construction of the International Space Station has awakened interest in follow-on programs of human exploration, and NASA is once more studying the human exploration of Moon, Mars and asteroids. Resource utilization will be included as objectives by some of these human exploration programs. At the same time, research and technology development programs in NASA such as the Microgravity Materials Science Program and the Cross-Enterprise Technology Development Program are including resource utilization as a valid area for study. Several major development areas that could utilize space resources, such as space tourism and solar power satellite programs, are actively under study. NASA's interests in space resource development largely are associated with NASA missions rather than the economic development of resources for industrial processes. That is why there is an emphasis in NASA programs on propellant production on Mars - NASA plans missions to Mars, so could make use of those propellants. For other types of applications, however, it will be up to market forces to define the materials and products needed and develop the technologies for extracting them from space resources. Some leading candidates among the potential products from space resources are propellants for other space activities, water from the Moon for use in space, silicon for photovoltaic energy collection in space, and, eventually, He-3 from the Moon for fusion energy production. As the capabilities for manufacturing materials in space are opened up by research aboard the International Space Station, new opportunities for utilization of space resources may emerge. Whereas current research emphasizes increasing knowledge, one program objective should be the development of industrial production techniques for space. These will be based on the development of value-added processing in space, where materials are brought to the space facility, processed there, and returned to Earth. If enough such space processing is developed that the materials transportation requirements are measured in the hundreds of tons a year level, opportunities for substituting lunar materials may develop. The fundamental message is that it is not possible to develop space resources in a vacuum. One must have three things: a recoverable resource, technology to recover it, and a customer. Of these, the customer probably is the most important. All three must be integrated in a space resource program. That is what the Space Resource Roundtable, initiated with this meeting, will bring together.

Duke, Michael

1999-01-01

295

Ecosocialist resources, 27  

...; Chomsky: capitalism vs civilization; Two souls of socialism; Global food policy report Ecosocialist resources, 27 Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal Home About Ecosocialist Notebook Book Reviews Archives Articles By Subject Articles by Date MRonline Monthly Review MR Press MRzine Economist’s Travelogue ... Noam Chomsky Climate Connections On the two souls of socialism Joaquin Bustelo The North Star 2012 Global Food Policy Report (pdf) International Food Policy Research Institute As always, the fact that an article or report appears in this list does not necessarily mean that ...on November 23, 2012) Ecosocialist resources, 38 (posted on October 1, 2013) Ecosocialist resources, 46 (posted on January 20, 2014) Category: Ecosocialist Notebook, Ecosocialist resources | Tagged: IFPRI, Joaquin Bustelo, Joe Romm, Noam Chomsky Previous: The hockey stick is real, and it's worse than we thought Next: B.C. oil spill response ship ...

296

Uranium resources and requirements  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Australia has about 19% of the reasonably assured resources of uranium in the Western World recoverable at costs of less than $A20/kgU, or about 9% of the resources (reasonably assured and estimated additional) recoverable at costs of less than $A30/kgU. Australia's potential for further discoveries of uranium is good. Nevertheless, if Australia did not export any of these resources it would probably have only a marginal effect on the development of nuclear power. Other resources would be exploited earlier and prices would rise, but not sufficiently to make the costs of nuclear power unattractive. On the other hand, this policy could deny to Australia real benefits in foreign earnings, employment and national development. (author)

297

Uranium resources and requirements  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Australia has about 19% of the reasonably assured resources of uranium in the Western World recoverable at costs of less than $A20 per kilogram, or about 9% of the resources (reasonably assured and estimated additional) recoverable at costs of less than $A30 per kilogram. Australia's potential for further discoveries of uranium is good. Nevertheless, if Australia did not export any of these resources it would probably have only a marginal effect on the development of nuclear power; other resources would be exploited earlier and prices would rise, but not sufficiently to make the costs of nuclear power unattractive. On the other hand, this policy could deny to Australia real benefits in foreign currency earnings, employment and national development. (author)

298

The earth's energy resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The popular concept that scarce resources must be couserved rather than exploited is challenged. It is pointed out that geological material is not divided into two categories, stone and ore, but contains resources in varying concentrations. Only those concentrations economically recoverable are at any given time regarded as reserves. The illustration of resources in the form of cones where the distance down from the apex represents the work invested and the cross-section area the amount recoverable, is presented. Energy resources have an additional feature, that the energy obtained must exceed appreciably the energy invested. This leads to the cone being modified to a pear-shaped body. The world's reserves of fossil fuels, especially petroleum and uranium and thorium are discussed in this context. (JIW)

299

GIS Resource Portfolio  

Science.gov (United States)

Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary In this semester-long project, students develop a GIS resource portfolio that will be useful to them for future GIS tasks. You might also be interested in our ...

Barb Tewksbury

300

Hanford cultural resources laboratory  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report describes activities of the Hanford Cultural Resources Laboratory (HCRL) which was established by the Richland Operations Office in 1987 as part of PNL.The HCRL provides support for the management of the archaeological, historical, and traditional cultural resources of the site in a manner consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

Wright, M.K.

1995-06-01

 
 
 
 
301

Cataloging Internet resources.  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The number of resources available on the Internet continues to expand exponentially, but finding appropriate resources is still a fragmented, hit-or-miss operation. Traditional library expertise in bibliographic description and access should be applied to the management of this emerging body of material. In the process, catalogers will be able to assess the adequacy of current tools (e.g., cataloging codes, machine-readable cataloging formats, integrated library systems) for providing access ...

Flannery, M. R.

1995-01-01

302

Sibelius Academy: Music Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

Music Resources is part of Finland's Sibelius Academy's larger Arts and Culture meta-site, but it stands alone as a portal to music resources. Although sites are not annotated, a wide range and broad scope of sites are available. Categories include different types of music, education, libraries, theory, catalogs, and instruments, among others. Note that most classical music information can be found under "composers."

1996-01-01

303

Wireless communications resource management  

CERN Document Server

Wireless technologies continue to evolve to address the insatiable demand for faster response times, larger bandwidth, and reliable transmission. Yet as the industry moves toward the development of post 3G systems, engineers have consumed all the affordable physical layer technologies discovered to date. This has necessitated more intelligent and optimized utilization of available wireless resources. Wireless Communications Resource Managem ent, Lee, Park, and Seo cover all aspects of this critical topic, from the preliminary concepts and mathematical tools to detailed descriptions of

Lee, Byeong Gi; Seo, Hanbyul

2009-01-01

304

Uranium resource assessments  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The objective of this investigation is to examine what is generally known about uranium resources, what is subject to conjecture, how well do the explorers themselves understand the occurrence of uranium, and who are the various participants in the exploration process. From this we hope to reach a better understanding of the quality of uranium resource estimates as well as the nature of the exploration process. The underlying questions will remain unanswered. But given an inability to estimate precisely our uranium resources, how much do we really need to know. To answer this latter question, the various Department of Energy needs for uranium resource estimates are examined. This allows consideration of whether or not given the absence of more complete long-term supply data and the associated problems of uranium deliverability for the electric utility industry, we are now threatened with nuclear power plants eventually standing idle due to an unanticipated lack of fuel for their reactors. Obviously this is of some consequence to the government and energy consuming public. The report is organized into four parts. Section I evaluates the uranium resource data base and the various methodologies of resource assessment. Part II describes the manner in which a private company goes about exploring for uranium and the nature of its internal need for resource information. Part III examines the structure of the industry for the purpose of determining the character of the industry with respect to resource development. Part IV arrives at conclusions about the emerging pattern of industrial behavior with respect to uranium supply and the implications this has for coping with national energy issues

305

Solar Radiation Resource Information  

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This is the Solar Radiation Resource Information page for the RReDC which provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. This page has links to: -Archived Data -NREL Data Collection Activities -Solar Spectra -Solar Codes & Algorithms -Solar Models -Solar Calculators -Publications. Keyword: Photovoltaic, cell, PV.

2012-10-15

306

Lunar Resources: A Review  

CERN Document Server

There is growing interest in the possibility that the resource base of the Solar System might in future be used to supplement the economic resources of our own planet. As the Earth's closest celestial neighbour, the Moon is sure to feature prominently in these developments. In this paper I review what is currently known about economically exploitable resources on the Moon, while also stressing the need for continued lunar exploration. I find that, although it is difficult to identify any single lunar resource that will be sufficiently valuable to drive a lunar resource extraction industry on its own (notwithstanding claims sometimes made for the 3He isotope, which I find to be exaggerated), the Moon nevertheless does possess abundant raw materials that are of potential economic interest. These are relevant to a hierarchy of future applications, beginning with the use of lunar materials to facilitate human activities on the Moon itself, and progressing to the use of lunar resources to underpin a future industr...

Crawford, Ian A

2014-01-01

307

NATURAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The purpose of this report is to summarize the scientific work that was performed to evaluate and assess the occurrence and economic potential of natural resources within the geologic setting of the Yucca Mountain area. The extent of the regional areas of investigation for each commodity differs and those areas are described in more detail in the major subsections of this report. Natural resource assessments have focused on an area defined as the ''conceptual controlled area'' because of the requirements contained in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulation, 10 CFR Part 60, to define long-term boundaries for potential radionuclide releases. New requirements (proposed 10 CFR Part 63 [Dyer 1999]) have obviated the need for defining such an area. However, for the purposes of this report, the area being discussed, in most cases, is the previously defined ''conceptual controlled area'', now renamed the ''natural resources site study area'' for this report (shown on Figure 1). Resource potential can be difficult to assess because it is dependent upon many factors, including economics (demand, supply, cost), the potential discovery of new uses for resources, or the potential discovery of synthetics to replace natural resource use. The evaluations summarized are based on present-day use and economic potential of the resources. The objective of this report is to summarize the existing reports and information for the Yucca Mountain area on: (1) Metallic mineral and mined energy resources (such as gold, silver, etc., including uranium); (2) Industrial rocks and minerals (such as sand, gravel, building stone, etc.); (3) Hydrocarbons (including oil, natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, and coal); and (4) Geothermal resources. Groundwater is present at the Yucca Mountain site at depths ranging from 500 to 750 m (about 1,600 to 2,500 ft) below the ground surface. Groundwater resources are not discussed in this report, but are planned to be included in the hydrology section of future revisions of the ''Yucca Mountain Site Description'' (CRWMS M&O 2000c).

D.F. Fenster

2000-12-11

308

NATURAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The purpose of this report is to summarize the scientific work that was performed to evaluate and assess the occurrence and economic potential of natural resources within the geologic setting of the Yucca Mountain area. The extent of the regional areas of investigation for each commodity differs and those areas are described in more detail in the major subsections of this report. Natural resource assessments have focused on an area defined as the ''conceptual controlled area'' because of the requirements contained in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulation, 10 CFR Part 60, to define long-term boundaries for potential radionuclide releases. New requirements (proposed 10 CFR Part 63 [Dyer 1999]) have obviated the need for defining such an area. However, for the purposes of this report, the area being discussed, in most cases, is the previously defined ''conceptual controlled area'', now renamed the ''natural resources site study area'' for this report (shown on Figure 1). Resource potential can be difficult to assess because it is dependent upon many factors, including economics (demand, supply, cost), the potential discovery of new uses for resources, or the potential discovery of synthetics to replace natural resource use. The evaluations summarized are based on present-day use and economic potential of the resources. The objective of this report is to summarize the existing reports and information for the Yucca Mountain area on: (1) Metallic mineral and mined energy resources (such as gold, silver, etc., including uranium); (2) Industrial rocks and minerals (such as sand, gravel, building stone, etc.); (3) Hydrocarbons (including oil, natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, and coal); and (4) Geothermal resources. Groundwater is present at the Yucca Mountain site at depths ranging from 500 to 750 m (about 1,600 to 2,500 ft) below the ground surface. Groundwater resources are not discussed in this report, but are planned to be included in the hydrology section of future revisions of the ''Yucca Mountain Site Description'' (CRWMS M andO 2000c)

309

DELIVERing library resources to the virtual learning environment  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Examines a project to integrate digital libraries and virtual learning environments (VLE). Conducted a user needs analysis and evaluated three reading or resource list management systems including TalisList, Sentient Discover and an open source solution, Bookworm. Reports on the technical specification for the system, but also subsequent work to develop a rights management system and a ‘library area’ within the VLE where electronic resources can be placed. Discusses subsequent development...

Secker, Jane

2005-01-01

310

Change management and its effects on organizational resources  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Change is a factor of strong impact especially on the managerial functions related to coordination and training of resources. Change Management has a broad spectrum of interpretations, referring to several types of changes, but is generally used in the managementprocesses, in strategic management and the management of information, including the electronic function of information. Human Resources Change Management can be reactive or proactive, in the latter case the conditions for initia...

Roxana Mironescu

2009-01-01

311

Data Curation Standards and Social Science Occupational Information Resources  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Occupational information resources - data about the characteristics of different occupational positions - are widely used in the social sciences, across a range of disciplines and international contexts. They are available in many formats, most often constituting small electronic files that are made freely downloadable from academic web-pages. However there are several challenges associated with how occupational information resources are distributed to, and exploited by, social researchers. I...

Lambert, Paul; Gayle, Vernon; Tan, Larry; Turner, Ken; Sinnott, Richard; Prandy, Ken

2007-01-01

312

Autonomous agents for multi-function radar resource management  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The multifunction radar, aided by advances in electronically steered phased array technology, is capable of supporting numerous, differing and potentially conflicting tasks. However, the full potential of the radar system is only realised through its ability to automatically manage and configure the finite resource it has available. This thesis details the novel application of agent systems to this multifunction radar resource management problem. Agent systems are computational so...

Charlish, A. B.

2011-01-01

313

Use of online knowledge resources by prominent South African researchers  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The growth in online knowledge resources has transformed information securing practices and effects have been especially pronounced for scientific journals. It has therefore become increasingly necessary to understand researchers’ information search and securing preferences. Leading South African researchers were indentified and invited to participate in a web- based survey to this end. Results indicate that electronic resources are favoured for journal articles, but not for books, and rese...

Reinhold Treptow; Megan James

2011-01-01

314

Micropower electronics  

CERN Document Server

Micropower Electronics deals with the operation of modern electronic equipment at micropower levels and the problems associated with micropower electronics. Topics covered include the relations between minimum required power density and frequency response for semiconductor triode amplifiers; physical realization of digital logic circuits; micropower microelectronic subsystems; and metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect devices for micropower logic circuitry. This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an analysis of fundamental relationships and basic requirements pertinent to the ph

Keonjian, Edward

1964-01-01

315

Polymer electronics  

CERN Document Server

Polymer semiconductor is the only semiconductor that can be processed in solution. Electronics made by these flexible materials have many advantages such as large-area solution process, low cost, and high performance. Researchers and companies are increasingly dedicating time and money in polymer electronics. This book focuses on the fundamental materials and device physics of polymer electronics. It describes polymer light-emitting diodes, polymer field-effect transistors, organic vertical transistors, polymer solar cells, and many applications based on polymer electronics. The book also disc

Hsin-Fei, Meng

2013-01-01

316

Electron holography  

CERN Document Server

Holography was devised for breaking through the resolution limit of electron microscopes The advent of a "coherent" field emission electron beam has enabled the use of Electron Holography in various areas of magnetic domain structures observation, fluxon observation in superconductors, and fundamental experiments in physics which have been inaccessible using other techniques After examining the fundamentals of electron holography and its applications to the afore mentioned fields, a detailed discussion of the Aharonov-Bohm effect and the related experiments is presented Many photographs and illustrations are included to elucidate the text

Tonomura, Akira

1993-01-01

317

Electron Fractionalization  

CERN Document Server

A largely qualitative, and rather idiosyncratic discussion of electron fractionalization in condensed matter physics is presented, including some historical reflections and some speculations concerning future application of these ideas. Particular attention is paid to systems which exhibit spin-charge separation, i.e. the electron can decay into separate excitations which carry the electron spin and the electron charge; the soliton model of polyacetylene is treated as a paradigmatic example. This paper is based on a talk given at a symposium honoring A.J.Heeger, A.G.MacDiarmid, and H.Shirakawa, the winners of the year 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Kivelson, S A

2002-01-01

318

77 FR 13061 - Electronic Reporting of Toxics Release Inventory Data  

Science.gov (United States)

...What is the history of electronic reporting of TRI data...CROMERR--Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule DPC-TRI...regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery...FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. This action...agencies to provide for electronic submissions and...

2012-03-05

319

Adaptive Resource Management Made Real  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The adaptive resource management framework implemented in the European ACTORS project is presented. A resource manager has been developed that collaborates with a new Linux scheduler providing support for hard constant bandwidth server reservations, in order to adapt applications to changes in resource availability and to adapt the resource allocation to changes in application requirements. The focus of this paper is the three demonstrat...

A?rze?n, Karl-erik; Romero Segovia, Vanessa; Schorr, Stefan; Fohler, Gerhard

2011-01-01

320

Space Resources Roundtable 2  

Science.gov (United States)

Contents include following: Developing Technologies for Space Resource Utilization - Concept for a Planetary Engineering Research Institute. Results of a Conceptual Systems Analysis of Systems for 200 m Deep Sampling of the Martian Subsurface. The Role of Near-Earth Asteroids in Long-Term Platinum Supply. Core Drilling for Extra-Terrestrial Mining. Recommendations by the "LSP and Manufacturing" Group to the NSF-NASA Workshop on Autonomous Construction and Manufacturing for Space Electrical Power Systems. Plasma Processing of Lunar and Planetary Materials. Percussive Force Magnitude in Permafrost. Summary of the Issues Regarding the Martian Subsurface Explorer. A Costing Strategy for Manufacturing in Orbit Using Extraterrestrial Resources. Mine Planning for Asteroid Orebodies. Organic-based Dissolution of Silicates: A New Approach to Element Extraction from LunarRegohth. Historic Frontier Processes Active in Future Space-based Mineral Extraction. The Near-Earth Space Surveillance (NIESS) Mission: Discovery, Tracking, and Characterization of Asteroids, Comets, and Artificial Satellites with a microsatellite. Privatized Space Resource Property Ownership. The Fabrication of Silicon Solar Cells on the Moon Using In-Situ Resources. A New Strategy for Exploration Technology Development: The Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Exploratiori/Commercialization Technology Initiative. Space Resources for Space Tourism. Recovery of Volatiles from the Moon and Associated Issues. Preliminary Analysis of a Small Robot for Martian Regolith Excavation. The Registration of Space-based Property. Continuous Processing with Mars Gases. Drilling and Logging in Space; An Oil-Well Perspective. LORPEX for Power Surges: Drilling, Rock Crushing. An End-To-End Near-Earth Asteroid Resource Exploitation Plan. An Engineering and Cost Model for Human Space Settlement Architectures: Focus on Space Hotels and Moon/Mars Exploration. The Development and Realization of a Silicon-60-based Economy in CisLunar Space. Our Lunar Destiny: Creating a Lunar Economy. Cost-Effective Approaches to Lunar Passenger Transportation. Lunar Mineral Resources: Extraction and Application. Space Resources Development - The Link Between Human Exploration and the Long-term Commercialization of Space. Toward a More Comprehensive Evaluation of Space Information. Development of Metal Casting Molds by Sol-Gel Technology Using Planetary Resources. A New Concept in Planetary Exploration: ISRU with Power Bursts. Bold Space Ventures Require Fervent Public Support. Hot-pressed Iron from Lunar Soil. The Lunar Dust Problem: A Possible Remedy. Considerations on Use of Lunar Regolith in Lunar Constructions. Experimental Study on Water Production by Hydrogen Reduction of Lunar Soil Simulant in a Fixed Bed Reactor.

Ignatiev, A.

2000-01-01

 
 
 
 
321

Providing Security Services in a Resource Discovery System  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Nowadays, portable electronic devices allow users to access available resources wherever they are. In this sense, announcement and discovering of services and resources are two central problems to be solved in ubiquitous computing. Despite the fact that many service and resource discovery protocols exist, they are limited to a concrete network technology and most of them do not face mobility and security requirements for a global and ubiquitous solution. In this paper the authors introduce a Multiprotocol Service Discovery solution for heterogeneous networks and describe their work for including security as a main goal of the proposal.

Juan Vera del Campo

2007-02-01

322

Information technology resources assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The emphasis in Information Technology (IT) development has shifted from technology management to information management, and the tools of information management are increasingly at the disposal of end-users, people who deal with information. Moreover, the interactive capabilities of technologies such as hypertext, scientific visualization, virtual reality, video conferencing, and even database management systems have placed in the hands of users a significant amount of discretion over how these resources will be used. The emergence of high-performance networks, as well as network operating systems, improved interoperability, and platform independence of applications will eliminate technical barriers to the use of data, increase the power and range of resources that can be used cooperatively, and open up a wealth of possibilities for new applications. The very scope of these prospects for the immediate future is a problem for the IT planner or administrator. Technology procurement and implementation, integration of new technologies into the existing infrastructure, cost recovery and usage of networks and networked resources, training issues, and security concerns such as data protection and access to experiments are just some of the issues that need to be considered in the emerging IT environment. As managers we must use technology to improve competitiveness. When procuring new systems, we must take advantage of scalable resources. New resources such as distributed file systems can improve access to and efficiency of existing operating systems. In addition, we must assess opportunities to improve information worker productivity and information management through tedmologies such as distributed computational visualization and teleseminar applications.

Loken, S.C. [ed.

1993-01-01

323

CTE Resource Center: Nanotechnology  

Science.gov (United States)

The CTE Resource Center is a public service created by the state of Virginia to support "career and technical and occupational-technical preparation programs by providing resources for curriculum development and program design." The Center's broad website provides a number of topical sections that deal with subjects such as biology, green technology, cooperative education, and cyberethics. The nanotechnology area in particular provides several dozen resources that deal with this rapidly growing field of technology. The materials here are divided into three areas: Careers in Nanotechnology, Classroom Resources, and Basic Concepts, Research, and Applications. The Classroom Resources section contains a range of useful items, from the 27-minute film "When Things Get Small" (about the quest to create the smallest magnet ever known) to a set of classroom materials on nanotechnology from the University of Wisconsin. Moving on, the Careers in Nanotechnology is quite useful as well, as it features online job centers dedicated to the field and links to the National Nanotechnology Initiative's Workforce and Training site.

324

Uranium resources, 1983  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The specific character of uranium as energy resources, the history of development of uranium resources, the production and reserve of uranium in the world, the prospect regarding the demand and supply of uranium, Japanese activity of exploring uranium resources in foreign countries and the state of development of uranium resources in various countries are reported. The formation of uranium deposits, the classification of uranium deposits and the reserve quantity of each type are described. As the geological environment of uranium deposits, there are six types, that is, quartz medium gravel conglomerate deposit, the deposit related to the unconformity in Proterozoic era, the dissemination type magma deposit, pegmatite deposit and contact deposit in igneaus rocks and metamorphic rocks, vein deposit, sandstone type deposit and the other types of deposit. The main features of respective types are explained. The most important uranium resources in Japan are those in the Tertiary formations, and most of the found reserve belongs to this type. The geological features, the state of yield and the scale of the deposits in Ningyotoge, Tono and Kanmon Mesozoic formation are reported. Uranium minerals, the promising districts in the world, and the matters related to the exploration and mining of uranium are described. (Kako, I.)

325

Electronic collisions  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Reasons are discussed for the enormous growth in the last 25 years in the study, both experimental and theoretical, of the collisions of electrons with atoms, ions and molecules. The theoretical developments involving electronic collisions at low, intermediate and high incident energies and also those involving transitions between highly excited states are examined. (UK)

326

Information Technology Resources Assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is being published as a companion document to the Department of Energy (DOE) FY 1994--FY 1998 Information Resources Management Long-Range Plan. This document represents a collaborative effort between the Office of Information Resources Management and the Office of Energy Research that was undertaken to achieve, in part, the Technology Strategic Objective of IRM Vision 21. An integral part of this objective, technology forecasting provides an understanding of the information technology horizon and presents a perspective and focus on technologies of particular interest to DOE program activities. Specifically, this document provides site planners with an overview of the status and use of new information technology for their planning consideration.

1993-04-01

327

Understanding data on resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

More information and misinformation are available about the resources of uranium than of any other mineral commodity, save petroleum, and perhaps also gold. Governments of major uranium producing countries regularly publish estimates of their national resources and reserves of uranium, albeit on varying definitions. These national data are collated in the periodic joint Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports known as the Red Books. Whilst the figures are set out in apparently common format, the reports clearly indicate the differences between coverage of the various national definitions, and the criteria they use. It is emphasized that 'grey zones in correlation are unavoidable, particularly as the resources become less assured. This paper examines some of the background to the Red Book data which has a bearing on their interpretation. (author)

328

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide  

Science.gov (United States)

Organic Chemistry Worldwide is an excellent organic chemistry metasite that is not to be missed. Geared toward synthetic organic chemists involved in academic or industrial research, Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide has a mission to collect and independently annotate "all useful organic chemistry sites and to present them in an intuitive way." This extensive metasite is divided into sections on literature, laboratory resources, spectroscopy and spectrometry, nomenclature and teaching, and conferences and organizations. The Literature section contains links to over 75 journals (some restricted access), 14 free databases (and many more commercial), dissertation collections, reviews, guides, patents, and current awareness sources. Examples of resources for laboratory work include links to chemical product databases, laboratory safety bulletins (.pdf), products and services, etc. Highlights of the site are an in-depth section on mass spectrometry, with links to publications and databases, and a plethora of links to organic chemistry labs worldwide, from Armenia to Uruguay.

Van Aken, Koen

1996-01-01

329

DSN Resource Scheduling  

Science.gov (United States)

TIGRAS is client-side software, which provides tracking-station equipment planning, allocation, and scheduling services to the DSMS (Deep Space Mission System). TIGRAS provides functions for schedulers to coordinate the DSN (Deep Space Network) antenna usage time and to resolve the resource usage conflicts among tracking passes, antenna calibrations, maintenance, and system testing activities. TIGRAS provides a fully integrated multi-pane graphical user interface for all scheduling operations. This is a great improvement over the legacy VAX VMS command line user interface. TIGRAS has the capability to handle all DSN resource scheduling aspects from long-range to real time. TIGRAS assists NASA mission operations for DSN tracking of station equipment resource request processes from long-range load forecasts (ten years or longer), to midrange, short-range, and real-time (less than one week) emergency tracking plan changes. TIGRAS can be operated by NASA mission operations worldwide to make schedule requests for the DSN station equipment.

Wang, Yeou-Fang; Baldwin, John

2007-01-01

330

Biotechnology Information Resource (BIC)  

Science.gov (United States)

Agricultural biotechnology has garnered considerable attention from the media as of late. This site, maintained by the National Agricultural Library of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers a wide-ranging collection of resources on biotechnology research and education. While skeptics or opponents of current practices in agricultural biotechnology will find few items that reflect their views, the site is still useful for anyone interested in biotech research and regulation. Resources include the full text of selected biotechnology patents (1994-96), research news and newsletters, links to sites involved in biotech education, government and NGO documents, bibliographies (all from 1996), and subject specific resources for Bovine Somatotropin (bST/BGH), Bioremediation, and BT Toxin. Please note that some of the linked sites are rather dated and that this site should be regarded as a starting point rather than a comprehensive source, especially with regard to new developments in the field.

331

Natural resource damage assessment  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The assessment and collection of natural resource damages from petroleum and chemical companies unfortunate enough to have injured publicly owned natural resources is perhaps the most rapidly expanding area of environmental liability. The idea of recovering for injury to publicly owned natural resources is an extension of traditional common law tort concepts under which a person who negligently injures another or his property is called upon to compensate the injured party. Normally, once liability has been established, it is a fairly straightforward matter to calculate the various elements of loss, such as the cost to repair or replace damaged property, or medical expenses, and lost income. More difficult questions, such as the amount to be awarded for pain and suffering or emotional distress, are left to the jury, although courts limit the circumstances in which the jury is permitted to award such damages

332

2004 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book), which is published annually by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), establishes one of the planning bases for supplying electricity to customers. The White Book contains projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. The White Book also contains information obtained from formalized resource planning reports and data submittals including those from individual utilities, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for determining BPA revenues, although the database that generates the data for the White Book analysis contributes to the development of BPA's inventory and ratemaking processes. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions that include expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage, energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. The load resource balance of BPA and/or the region is determined by comparing resource availability to an expected level of total retail electricity consumption. Resources include projected energy capability plus contract purchases. Loads include a forecast of retail obligations plus contract obligations. Surplus energy is available when resources are greater than loads. This energy could be marketed to increase revenues. Energy deficits occur when resources are less than loads. These deficits could be met by any combination of the following: better-than-critical water conditions, demand-side management and conservation programs, permanent loss of loads due to economic conditions or closures, additional contract purchases, and/or the addition of new generating resources. The loads and resources analysis in this study simulates the operation of the power system under the current Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA). The PNCA defines the planning and operation of seventeen U.S. Pacific Northwest utilities and other parties with generating facilities within the region's hydroelectric (hydro) system. The hydroregulation study used for the 2004 White Book incorporates measures from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) Biological Opinion dated December 2000, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2000 Biological Opinion (2000 FCRPS BiOps) for the Snake River and Columbia River projects. These measures include: (1) Increased flow augmentation for juvenile fish migrations in the Snake and Columbia rivers in the spring and summer; (2) Mandatory spill requirements at the Lower Snake and Columbia dams to provide for non-turbine passage routes for juvenile fish migrants; and (3) Additional flows for Kootenai River white sturgeon in the spring; The hydroregulation criteria for this analysis includes the following: (1) Detailed Operation Plan operation for Treaty reservoirs for Operating Year (OY) 2004; (2) PNCA planning criteria for OY 2004; and (3) Juvenile fish bypass spill levels for 2000 FCRPS BiOps implementation. The 2004 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary document of Federal system and PNW region loads and resources, and (2) a technical appendix which presents regional loads, grouped by major PNW utility categories, and detailed contract and resource information. The technical appendix is available only in electronic form. Individual customer information for marketer contracts is not detailed due to confidentiality agreements. The 2004 White Book analysis updates the 2003 White Book. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resource availability for the study period, OY 2006 through 2015. The study show

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2004-12-01

333

Water Resources Penn.  

Science.gov (United States)

Water Resources Penn.: The Office of Water Management plans, directs and coordinates departmental programs associated with the management and protection of the CommonwealthÃÂs water resources; administers and oversees departmental programs involving surface and groundwater quantity and quality planning, and soil and water conservation; coordinates policies, procedures and regulations which influence public water supply withdrawals and quality, sewage facilities planning, point source municipal and industrial discharges, encroachments upon waterways and wetlands, dam safety, earth disturbance activities and control of storm water and nonpoint source pollution; and coordinates the planning, design and construction of flood protection and stream improvement projects.

2008-09-22

334

Industrial Maintenance Resource Website  

Science.gov (United States)

This website, authored by Maintenance Resources.com provides a series of helpful how-to articles about various topics related to industrial maintenance, such as variable speed drives, fluid power, and mechanics The topics covered include: alignment, balancing, bearing, belts, CMMS, CNC, compressors, compressed air, control valves, electrical, failure analysis, gears, hydraulics, infrared thermography, maintenance management, motor drives, oil analysis, pipefitting, pumps, RCM/predictive maintenance, roller chain drives, seals, shafts, Spanish articles, steam traps, and vibration analysis. This is a nice collection of resource relating to the fundamental elements of this topic.

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Resources for Teaching English  

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English teachers constantly have to think up new ways to engage their class. It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of introducing Dickens, or designing activities to bring Caribbean poetry to life. Resources for Teaching English 11-14 provides complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans and student worksheets for busy secondary school teachers. This resource comprises an assortment of more than 70 lesson plans, each designed to motivate and inspire students and make the

Ceranic, Helena

2011-01-01

336

Economic Growth Resources  

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Jonathan Temple, Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics and Statistics, Oxford University, has put together a collection of economic growth resources at this site. The resources available are divided into data sets, journals, literature surveys and working papers. Through the data links, researchers can obtain various economic growth data sets such as Barro-Lee, Summers-Heston and the Penn World Tables, among others. The site also contains a collection of working papers in both Postscript and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats. Users can locate the home pages of many economic growth researchers in a directory housed at this site.

1998-01-01

337

Windows 7 resource kit  

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In-depth and comprehensive, this RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to administer your Windows 7 system. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best-Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and the Windows 7 product team-along with essential scripts and resources. In addition, "Direct from the Source" sidebars offer deep insights and troubleshooting tips from the Windows 7 team. Get expert guidance on how to: Use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit best practices and tools. Plan user-state migration and test application compatibility.

Northrup, Tony; Honeycutt, Jerry; Wilson, Ed

2009-01-01

338

Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute  

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The Biotechnology Institute has created these teaching resources to help educators with the task of delivering high-quality material about biotechnology. The materials here are divided into nine sections, including "Biotechnology Facts," "Lesson Plans," and "Biotechnology Timeline." The glossary is a good place to start, as it offers a range of short, well-written definitions about key terms in the field. The "Videos" area offers brief explanations of concepts such as mitosis and recombinant DNA, along with profiles of biotechnology scientists and their work. Moving on, the "Books, Magazines, and Other Resources" area includes links to sites with additional lesson plans, curriculum guides, and online periodicals of note.

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Internet resource pricing models  

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This brief guides the reader through three basic Internet resource pricing models using an Internet cost analysis. Addressing the evolution of service types, it presents several corresponding mechanisms which can ensure pricing implementation and resource allocation. The authors discuss utility optimization of network pricing methods in economics and underline two classes of pricing methods including system optimization and entities' strategic optimization. The brief closes with two examples of the newly proposed pricing strategy helping to solve the profit distribution problem brought by P2P

Xu, Ke; He, Huan

2013-01-01

340

Electron crystallography electron microscopy and electron diffraction  

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In the modern world of ever smaller devices and nanotechnology electron crystallography emerges as the most important method capable of determining the structure of minute objects down to the size of individual atoms. Crystals of only a few millionths of a millimetre are studied. This textbook explains how this is done.

Zou, Xiaodong; Oleynikov, Peter

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Rose Resource: a flower lover's resource  

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The Rose Resource, provided by All America Rose Selections, is highlighted by a searchable database of 137 AARS-approved rose gardens in the U.S. It also contains a list of AARS-award winning roses (with selected photos) going back to 1940, information about rose use and landscape design, gardening tips, the history of roses, their symbolism and fragrances, and a list of AARS trial gardens. AARS is a "non-profit organization of rose growers and introducers dedicated to garden rose research and promotion." It has been in existence since 1938. http://www.rose.org/ Searchable database of AARS approved rose gardens: http://www.rose.org/Page2/page2b.html

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGICAL CRISIS  

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Full Text Available One would tend to think that Human Resource management in one country would be much like it is in another country. There are similarities in the human resource function from one country to another however; due to cultural differences the human resource function can also be quite different. We must first define the Field of Human Resource Management. According to Peter Dowling in International Human Resource Management, “Human resource management is those activities undertaken by an organization to utilize its human resources effectively.” These activities include but are not limited to, human resource planning, staffing, performance management, training and education, compensation and benefits, and labor relations.“People are your most valuable asset”Human resource professionals must stay informed and be involved in the employee and workplace development process with quality training to ensure legal compliance, performance management, and the implementation of effective personnel policies.

RUPESH SINGH

2012-11-01

343

Stretchable electronics  

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With its comprehensive coverage this handbook and ready reference brings together some of the most outstanding scientists in the field to lay down the undisputed knowledge on how to make electronics stretchable.As such, it focuses on gathering and evaluating the materials, designs, models and technologies that enable the fabrication of fully elastic electronic devices which can sustain high strain. Furthermore, it provides a review of those specific applications that directly benefit from highly compliant electronics, including transistors, photonic devices and sensors. In addition to stre

Someya, Takao

2012-01-01

344

Polymer electronics  

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Polymer electronics is the science behind many important new developments in technology, such as the flexible electronic display (e-ink) and many new developments in transistor technology. Solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and transistors are all areas where plastic electronics is likely to, or is already having, a serious impact on our daily lives. With polymer transistors and light-emitting diodes now being commercialised, there is a clear need for a pedagogic text thatdiscusses the subject in a clear and concise fashion suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students. The content

Geoghegan, Mark

2013-01-01

345

Domain resource integration system  

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Domain Resource Integrated System (DRIS) is introduced in this paper. DRIS is a hierarchical distributed Internet information retrieval system. This system will solve some bottleneck problems such as long update interval, poor coverage in current web search system. DRIS will build the information retrieval infrastructure of Internet, but not a commercial search engine. The protocol series of DRIS are also detailed in this paper.

Liang, Wang; Yi-ping, Guo; Ming, Fang

2004-01-01

346

Stormwater Manager's Resource Center  

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Created by the Center for Watershed Protection, "the Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues." The Web site contains a watershed library of more than 600 online references, a stormwater slideshow, a stormwater design manual toolbox, a fact sheet, and much more.

347

Canadian gas resource  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Canadian exports of gas to the United States are a critical component of EMF-9 (North American Gas Supplies). However, it has been noted that there are differences between US expectations for imports and Canadian forecasts of export supply capacity. Recent studies by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) indicate that 1.8 to 2.4 Tcf of imports may be required in the mid to late 1990's; A recent study by Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) indicates that the conventional resource base may not be able to provide continued gas exports to the US after the mid 1990's and that frontier sources would need to be developed to meet US expectations. The discrepancies between US expectations and Canadian estimates of capacity are of great concern to US policymakers because they call into question the availability of secure supplies of natural gas and suggest that the cost of imports (if available) will be high. By implication, if shortages are to be averted, massive investment may be required to bring these higher cost sources to market. Since the long-term supply picture will be determined by the underlying resource base, EMF-9 participants have been asked to provide estimates of critical components of the Canadian resource base. This paper provides a summary of ICF-Lewin's recent investigation of both the Conventional and Tight Gas resource in Canada's Western Sedimentary Basin, which includes both quantitative estimates and a brief sketch of the analysis methodology

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National Security Information Resources  

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This 2005 Indiana Library Federation annual conference presentation describes how to search for and use various national security information resources. It covers U.S. executive branch agencies, U.S. military sources, congressional committees, congressional support agencies, and the British military. It also includes examples of online catalog searches to facilitate searching.

Chapman, Bert

2005-01-01

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School Resource Center (SRC).  

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The School Resource Center (SRC) in Austin, Texas, is intended to provide a system to link teachers and parents with various public and private information sources in order to improve instructional practice and eliminate unnecessary and costly referrals to special education services. It will collect information from private education agencies,…

School Resource Center, Austin, TX.

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NSTA Evolution Resources  

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This metasite, provided by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), offers links to official statements, court cases, press releases, and teacher resources dealing with evolution in the science classroom. It is intended primarily for K-12 teachers but is a great resource for professors of science education or college-level introductory biology/ geology. The NSTA holds the position that evolution is a major unifying concept of science and believes that it should be included as part of K-12 and college science curricula. Their official position page, succinct and fully referenced, would be worthwhile for science teachers to review. Interesting links include the text of the 1999 Oklahoma Biology Textbook Disclaimer and a statement from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS). Teacher resources available from the Website are a link to the NSTA's (in conjunction with the Smithsonian) Galapagos Website and descriptions of recommended evolution textbooks. Although the controversy that rocked Kansas in 1999 is no longer front page news, the NSTA site is still a valuable resource for science educators facing challenges in dealing with evolution, particularly in the public school classroom.

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Bioethics Consultations and Resources  

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Making difficult healthcare decisions is often helped by consultation with a bioethics committee. This article reviews the main bioethics principles, when it is appropriate and how to call a bioethics consult, ethical concerns, and members of the consult team. Bioethics resources are included.

Thomas, Jennie

2011-01-01

352

Prediction of coupling resource  

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The methodology of analytical calculation of coupling resource "cylinder sleeve – upper compression ring" is offered according to the expected values of its wear for ship small-sized diesel engines. The base of the calculation is sta-tistical material for tractor engines of close dimensionality and having similar physical and mechanical characteristics of components materials of the cylin-der-piston group.

Shuaipov Abu Avganovich; Muzaev Anzor Akhmedovich

2010-01-01

353

Standards for Language Resources  

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The goal of this paper is two-fold: to present an abstract data model for linguistic annotations and its implementation using XML, RDF and related standards; and to outline the work of a newly formed committee of the International Standards Organization (ISO), ISO/TC 37/SC 4 Language Resource Management, which will use this work as its starting point.

Ide, Nancy

2009-01-01

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Semantic Resource Discovery with Resource Usage Policies in Grid Environment  

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Full Text Available Grid Schedulers aggregate the Grid resource that belongs to multiple administrative domains in a transparent manner. The Grid resource providers have their own local resources policies for the resources that reflects the restrictions on the resource what they are providing to the users. However, the Grid users are submitting the user application requirements with the Quality of Service (QoS parameters. Currently, most of the existing Grid Schedulers discover the suitable Grid resources to execute the application based on the capability of the Grid resources using the keyword based matchmaking that leads to failure of finding out the potential resources. In this paper we have proposed the semantic based resource discovery mechanism that considers both the resource and local resource policy information. The proposed work is incorporated with semantic similarity calculator that will finds out the suitable and potential resources by considering the capability of resources and user required QoS parameter of deadline, job completion time and etc. It is integrated with the existing scheduler of Community Scheduling Framework (CSF and tested for the various test cases in the real-time experimental setup. The various performance metrics such as hit/miss ratio, matchmaking time has been measured and analyzed. The results infer that the proposed work enhances the various performance measures compared to the conventional scheduler.

Mandeep Kaur

2012-09-01

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An overview of textbooks as open educational resources  

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The shift from machine-centered automation to user-centered services and tools is enabling users to be more creative and achieve more. Electronic textbooks become more and more open, free, accessible and affordable. Recent years have seen an unpredicted growth of electronic, digital and iBooks as well as authoring tools for its design, development and implementation. This article analises the diversity of textbooks as open educational resources elaborated in recent years for K-20 education. I...

Railean Elena

2013-01-01

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78 FR 34393 - Electronic Submission of Tobacco Product Applications and Other Information; Public Workshop...  

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...submissions and standards currently used...to any future electronic submission standard may include...review, and archiving of submissions...on study data standards resources...htm. The electronic submission...

2013-06-07

357

Russian Arctic Petroleum Resources  

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The Arctic continental shelf is believed to be the area with the highest unexplored potential for oil and gas as well as for unconventional hydrocarbon resources such as gas hydrates. Despite a common view that the Arctic has plentiful of hydrocarbon resources, there are ongoing debates regarding the potential of this region as a future energy supply base. Driving forces for such discussions are geopolitics, environmental concern, assessment and delineation of Arctic resources, technology available for their successful development and the market demand for energy supply. The Russian part is recognized to be the largest among oil and gas resources owned by Arctic nations. However, scarce information and available geological data create uncertainty regarding a future role of the Russian Arctic as main base of energy supply in the second part of the 21. century. A further uncertainty is the pace at which production from northern areas including the Arctic will be brought on stream - either because of national policy, infrastructure development or investment by the state and the oil companies. These areas embrace those where development has already been started (Offshore Sakhalin, northern Timan Pechora) and those awaiting future involvement, like Barents and Pechora seas, East Siberia, Yamal, Kara Sea and Kamchatka. Offshore production levels are likely to be very important to Russia in mid and long terms, especially as most (if not all) production will go for export andnot all) production will go for export and, in the process, open doors to new markets. In this way, offshore production will introduce a new and very significant component to Russia's export strategy. However, active involvement of the Russian Arctic resources in the global energy supply process needs a detailed analysis and clear understanding of the market potential for Russian gas and oil (required volumes, time frame, transportations routes) and requires close attention of the government to the most important issues that should be in place, like national standards and guidelines for Arctic resources development, stable, transparent and predictable law as a necessary precondition for massive investments in exploration and production and, not least, active involvement of foreign companies in development of Arctic resources that could bring along with investments an indispensable competence and experience, available technology and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) principles. Development of oil and gas fields in the arctic seas located few hundreds miles from shore is according to expert opinion the most challenging project in the world. Without international cooperation, coordination of all activities and use of modern and proven technologies for production of hydrocarbons, their transport, efficient safety and environmental protection tools the realization of such a project would be questionable. (authors)

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Water - an inexhaustible resource?  

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We have chosen to present the topic "Water", by illustrating problems that will give better opportunities for interdisciplinary work between Natural Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology) teachers at first, but also English teachers and maybe others. Water is considered in general, in all its shapes and states. The question is not only about drinking water, but we would like to demonstrate that water can both be a fragile and short-lived resource in some ways, and an unlimited energy resource in others. Water exists on Earth in three states. It participates in a large number of chemical and physical processes (dissolution, dilution, biogeochemical cycles, repartition of heat in the oceans and the atmosphere, etc.), helping to maintain the homeostasis of the entire planet. It is linked to living beings, for which water is the major compound. The living beings essentially organized themselves into or around water, and this fact is also valid for human kind (energy, drinking, trade…). Water can also be a destroying agent for living beings (tsunamis, mud flows, collapse of electrical dams, pollution...) and for the solid earth (erosion, dissolution, fusion). I) Water, an essential resource for the human kind After having highlighted the disparities and geopolitical problems, the pupils will study the chemistry of water with its components and their origins (isotopes, water trip). Then the ways to make it drinkable will be presented (filtration, decantation, iceberg carrying…) II) From the origin of water... We could manage an activity where different groups put several hypotheses to the test, with the goal to understand the origin(s?) of water on Earth. Example: Isotopic signature of water showing its extraterrestrial origin.. Once done, we'll try to determine the origin of drinking water, as a fossil resource. Another use of isotopes will allow them to evaluate the drinking water age, to realize how precious it can be. III) Water as a sustainable energy resource Water is used to produce energy under different processes like ancient tamed energy such as water mills, locks or more recently tidal energy, marine current power, generators based on swell or osmotic gradients. The pupils will work in groups to present different techniques to the class. We could try to determine if all these energy resources could replace the actual major energy source in France: nuclear. Conclusion: Liquid water is probably the cradle of life. Since the birth of human kind, its history is closely linked to the presence of water: drinking, fishing, hygiene, and also transport or business is strictly depending on this resource. Described as a fragile and limited resource when it is used for human consumption, we realize that water is also an uneven resource of energy for the next generations. The challenge will then be to reconcile these different aspects: respecting this nourishing resource and preserving it from pollution, overexploitation or wasting, and at the same time, using water as energy for a world that has a growing population.

Le Divenah, C.; Esperou, E.

2012-04-01

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2003 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.  

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The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book), which is published annually by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), establishes one of the planning bases for supplying electricity to customers. The White Book contains projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. The White Book also contains information obtained from formalized resource planning reports and data submittals including those from individual utilities, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for determining BPA revenues, although the database that generates the data for the White Book analysis contributes to the development of BPA's inventory and ratemaking processes. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions that include expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage, energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. In this loads and resources study, resource availability is compared to an expected level of total retail electricity consumption. The forecasted annual energy electricity retail load plus contract obligations are subtracted from the sum of the projected annual energy capability of existing resources and contract purchases to determine whether BPA and/or the region will be surplus or deficit. Surplus energy is available when resources are greater than loads. This energy could be marketed to increase revenues. Deficits occur when resources are less than loads. Energy deficits could be met by any combination of the following: better-than-critical water conditions, demand-side management and conservation programs, permanent loss of a load (i.e., due to economic conditions or closures), additional contract purchases, and/or new generating resources. The loads and resources analysis in this study simulates the operation of the power system under the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA). The PNCA defines the planning and operation of seventeen U.S. Pacific Northwest utilities and other parties with generating facilities within the region's hydroelectric (hydro) system. The hydroregulation study used for the 2003 White Book incorporates measures from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) Biological Opinion dated December 2000, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2000 Biological Opinion (2000 FCRPS BiOps) for the Snake River and Columbia River projects. These measures include: (1) Increased flow augmentation for juvenile fish migrations in the Snake and Columbia rivers in the spring and summer; (2) Mandatory spill requirements at the Lower Snake and Columbia dams to provide for non-turbine passage routes for juvenile fish migrants; and (3) Additional flows for Kootenai River white sturgeon in the spring. The hydroregulation criteria for this analysis includes: an updated Detailed Operation Plan for Treaty reservoirs for Operating Year (OY) 2004, updated PNCA planning criteria for OY 2003, and revised juvenile fish bypass spill levels for 2000 FCRPS BiOps implementation. The 2003 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary document of Federal system and PNW region loads and resources, and (2) a technical appendix which presents regional loads, grouped by major PNW utility categories, and detailed contract and resource information. The technical appendix is available only in electronic form. Individual customer information regarding marketer contracts is not detailed due to confidentiality agreements. The 2003 White Book analysis updates the December 2002 White Book. This analysis projects the yearly average energy consumption and resour

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2003-12-01

360

Uranium resource assessment activities  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The projected reductions in the growth of nuclear power have reduced the need for information on the long-term supply of uranium (i.e., beyond the year 2000). This change, plus the need to reduce budgets, has led to a modification to the program. As a consequence, the previous plans to carry on a modified National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Program, focusing on specific geologic areas of World-Class and intermediate-grade deposits, have been abandoned. The program for this fiscal year will focus on the core group of activities that were carried out here in Grand Junction prior to the start of the NURE activity. That core program will involve the collection of basic data from industry and estimation of ore reserves and production capability of the industry, as well as appraisal of potential resources based on company data and data developed in the NURE Program. Collection of other related data, on exploration activity, land holdings, and production, as well as on market activity, will also be continued. This program is expected to provide, as it has in the past, a wide spectrum of reliable information on uranium for use by government and industry explorers, producers, and consumers. The NURE Program has developed an enormous data base on the geochemical and characteristics of much of the country. In the international area, the principal activities will be carried out in cooperation with the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the IAEA. These activities will include d the IAEA. These activities will include the publication of biennial reports on world resources, production, and demand; cooperative studies on exploration and production technology; and work with the International Uranium Resource Evaluation Project. This project has completed the study of resources of some ten countries, and has two studies in progress

 
 
 
 
361

Geothermal resources of Montana  

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The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology has updated its inventory of low and moderate temperature resources for the state and has assisted the Oregon Institute of Technology - GeoHeat Center and the University of Utah Research Institute in prioritizing and collocating important geothermal resource areas. The database compiled for this assessment contains information on location, flow, water chemistry, and estimated reservoir temperatures for 267 geothermal well and springs in Montana. For this assessment, the minimum temperature for low-temperature resource is defined as 10{degree} C above the mean annual air temperature at the surface. The maximum temperature for a moderate-temperature resource is defined as greater than 50{degree} C. Approximately 12% of the wells and springs in the database have temperatures above 50{degree} C, 17% are between 30{degree} and 50{degree} C, 29% are between 20{degree} and 30{degree}C, and 42% are between 10{degree} and 20{degree} C. Low and moderate temperature wells and springs can be found in nearly all areas of Montana, but most are in the western third of the state. Information sources for the current database include the MBMG Ground Water Information Center, the USGS statewide database, the USGS GEOTHERM database, and new information collected as part of this program. Five areas of Montana were identified for consideration in future investigations of geothermal development. The areas identified are those near Bozeman, Ennis, Butte, Boulder, and Camas Prairie. These areas were chosen based on the potential of the resource and its proximity to population centers.

Metesh, J.

1994-06-01

362

Superconducting electronics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The extraordinary performance of Josephson-junction circuits for scientific measurements, and the suitability of similar circuits for large scale integrated electronics, presage the emergence of a new technology

363

Nuclear electronics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A short survey is given on nuclear radiation detectors and nuclear electronics. It is written for newcomers and those, who are not very familiar with this technique. Some additional information is given on typical failures in nuclear measurement systems. (orig.)

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Survey Relationship between Human Resources Roles and Human Resources Competencies  

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Full Text Available This study evaluates relationship between Human resources roles and Human resources competencies in Iranian Petroleum Company. For this study, we were looking for answers to these questions: What are the new required Human Resources competencies For Contemporary organizations? And For Gain these competencies what roles should be played by Human Resources? The study had one main hypothesis and four minor hypotheses. Research method was descriptive, and regression and correlation tests were used to determine the relationship between variables. The populations of this study were managers of Iranian Petroleum Company. This Research showed that Human resources roles have significant effect on Human resources competencies; Strategic partner, Employee champion, and Change agent had significant relationship with all of Human resource competencies; Administrative expert had not significant relationship with none of the Human resource competencies.

Hasan Darvish

2012-09-01

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The effects of human resource flexibility on human resources development  

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Full Text Available Human resources are the primary factor for development of competitiveness and innovation and reaching competitive advantage and they try to improve corporate capabilities through various characteristics such as value creation, scarcity and difficulty of imitation. This paper investigates the effect of human resource flexibility and its dimensions on human resource development and its dimensions. The survey was conducted using descriptive-correlation method that intended to describe how human resource flexibility was effective on human resource development. Questionnaire was tool of data collection. The statistical population included one hundred employees of the Electric Company in Ilam province, thus census method was used. Reliability of the questionnaire was measured via Cronbach's alpha equal to 0.96. The findings revealed that flexibility and its dimensions were effective on human resource development and dimensions of it. As a result, human resource flexibility should be considered for development of human resources and employees with the highest flexibility should be selected.

SeidMehdi Veise

2014-08-01

366

Electron spectrometers  

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Measurements made using electron spectrometers can lead to the determination of all the parameters that fully characterize the photoionization process. The measurements fall into three categories: the angular independent flux of the photoelectrons which leads to the partial cross section, the angular distribution of the photoelectrons, and the spin of the photoelectrons. The majority of this paper is concerned with electron energy analyzers which can be used to measure both the partial cross section and the angular distribution

367

Electronics Service  

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The activity of the electronics service covers numerous domains: scientific instrumentation, data acquisition, electronics by the accelerators and metallic ion sources. Consequently, the service is in the situation to collaborate in several national and international projects. Each project is concretized by means of IAO and CAO techniques in all or part of its development, whatever is the form of the final realization: traditional technology, component assembling, hybrid or rather integrated technology

368

Electronic spectroscopies  

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Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared region is a versatile spectroscopic technique, as both d-d and charge transfer transitions of supported TMI can be probed. One of the advantages of electronic spectroscopy is that the obtained information is directly chemical since the outer shell electrons of the TMI are probed and provide information about the oxidation state and coordination environment of TMI on surfaces. Furthermore, the D...

Weckhuysen, B. M.; Schoonheydt, R. A.

2000-01-01

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Survey Relationship between Human Resources Roles and Human Resources Competencies  

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This study evaluates relationship between Human resources roles and Human resources competencies in Iranian Petroleum Company. For this study, we were looking for answers to these questions: What are the new required Human Resources competencies For Contemporary organizations? And For Gain these competencies what roles should be played by Human Resources? The study had one main hypothesis and four minor hypotheses. Research method was descriptive, and regression and correlation tests were use...

Hasan Darvish; Alireza Moogali; Mohammad Moosavi; Belal Panahi

2012-01-01

370

What we all own: Global resources balance table of resources  

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This article looks at the environmental impacts of current energy technology, the global energy resources available and advocates long-range solutions that involve curtailing energy consumption and developing cleaner, more sustainable energy systems. A Global Resources Balance Table is presented and described. The topics covered include conventional stock-flow tables, global resources table framework, examples of application, photosynthetic reaction, primary and secondary utilization, biological and industrial end use, waste disposal, and the interrelationships among resource flow and stock

371

Integrated Resource Management and Recovery  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

A significant part of the environmental consequences related to activities in society is associated with our consumption of resources. Modern products become more and more complex and rely on more complex sets of resources than before. This emphasizes the need for continuous access to high quality resources, i.e. security of supply, but also the need for efficient recovery of the same resources after the use-phase of the products. While this recovery may appear simple, considerable challenges exist. Management and recovery of resources in waste materials, or in general residual streams in society, depends on the quality of these resources and technological abilities to extract resources from mixed materials, e.g. mobile phones, solar cells, or mixed domestic waste. The "effort" invested in recovery of secondary resources should not be more than the "benefit" associated with the secondary resources. Over the recent decades, DTU Environment has worked extensively both with resource recovery technologies and life cycle assessment (LCA) models (www.EASETECH.dk) dedicated to evaluating resource management and recovery systems. Advanced sustainability assessments of resource recovery and utilization have been carried out e.g. in relation to household and industrial waste systems, biomass residues from agriculture and forestry, energy producing technologies as well as entire energy systems. The presentation provides an introduction to key challenges in relation to sustainability assessment of resource recovery as well as examples of recent research.

Astrup, Thomas Fruergaard

2014-01-01

372

Grab a Great Resource: Using Educational Resources in the Community.  

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A guide to teaching resources in three northern Illinois counties was created by 28 teachers in a graduate course entitled "Integrating Community Resources into Curriculum and Instruction." The first part of the guide provides contact information and a brief description for approximately 100 people, places, and things that could be resources to…

Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.

373

A Hybrid Cloud Model in the Application of Electronic Evidence  

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Cloud computing is the most popular Internet computing model currently; its order to solve scientific problems of various information and to provide a powerful technology and resources. In the development of electronic evidence, we combine the characteristics of cloud computing and forensic technology, use the cloud computing method to the electronic forensics and construct a hybrid cloud used for electronic evidence work. In the electronic forensics, based ...

Jin Du; Yanhui Du; Ping Zhu; Yu Chen; Yiping Zhang

2013-01-01

374

Complete electronics self-teaching guide with projects  

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An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Oh

Boysen, Earl

2012-01-01

375

LHCb: Self managing experiment resources  

CERN Multimedia

Within this paper we present an autonomic Computing resources management system used by LHCb for assessing the status of their Grid resources. Virtual Organizations Grids include heterogeneous resources. For example, LHC experiments very often use resources not provided by WLCG and Cloud Computing resources will soon provide a non-negligible fraction of their computing power. The lack of standards and procedures across experiments and sites generated the appearance of multiple information systems, monitoring tools, ticket portals, etc... which nowadays coexist and represent a very precious source of information for running HEP experiments Computing systems as well as sites. These two facts lead to many particular solutions for a general problem: managing the experiment resources. In this paper we present how LHCb, via the DIRAC interware addressed such issues. With a renewed Central Information Schema hosting all resources metadata and a Status System ( Resource Status System ) delivering real time informatio...

Stagni, F

2013-01-01

376

Energy resources in the future  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Energy and food are two essential resources to support the modern, civilized society of mankind. Concerning the energy supply in the future, let us try to predict an overall picture by reviewing each individual energy resource likely to be available, keeping in mind whether sufficiet quantities of appropriate resources would be available for our future society. Energy resources to be reviewed here will include all the coceivable resources within our present scientific knowledge: fossil fuels, including coal, oil, natural gas, oil shale and bituminous sands; solar energy resources, including solar energy, hyropower, tidal and wave energy, wind, oceanic thermal gradients and biomass; geothermal energy resources, including hydrogeothermal energy and hot dry rocks; nuclear energy resources, including fission of uranium and thorium and fusion of deuterium and tritium. (orig.)

377

Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium quarterly technical progress report, August 1--October 31, 1998  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper describes activities of the Center under the following topical sections: Electronic resource library; Environmental restoration and protection; Health and safety; Waste management; Communication program; Education program; Training; Analytical development; Materials science; Plutonium processing and handling; and Storage.

NONE

1998-11-01

378

NSF Publishes Unique Learning Resource in Time for New School Year  

Science.gov (United States)

... Pelt (703) 292-7732 mvanpelt@nsf.gov NSF Publishes Unique Learning Resource in Time for New School ... the various uses of the book enough." The book has been published in print and electronic formats ...

379

ECONOMICAL VALUATION OF ARCHITECTURAL DECISIONS WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Today most innovations made within the automotive domain are driven by electronics. The automotive customers demand new functionality with every new product release and the time-to-market is constantly shortened. Automotive embedded systems are often resource constrained and trade-offs between the system behavior and the resources required is of great importance. The cost sensitive automotive industry has to optimize the use of the system's limited resources, but in the meantime also be flexi...

Gustavsson, Ha?kan

2008-01-01

380

Cataloging Internet Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide  

Science.gov (United States)

The electronic version of Nancy B. Olson's 2nd edition guide to cataloging Internet resources is available on the web. The manual was originally developed to support participants in the Online Computer Library Center(OCLC)/US Department of Education-funded project, "Building a Catalog of Internet Resources." Similar to the first edition, the arrangement in this edition combines a discussion of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.(AACR2), with the applicable US Machine Readable Cataloging (USMARC) tagging. This new edition includes updated examples and the newly adopted International Standard Bibliographic Description for Electronic Resources [ISBD(ER)] "expanded list of terms to be used in conjunction with the File Characteristics Area." The manual is meant to be used in concert with "AACR2, its amendments, and the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs)."

 
 
 
 
381

International reactor dosimetry file [electronic resource] : IRDF-2002  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The objective of the project is to prepare and distribute a standardised, updated and benchmarked evaluated cross section library of neutron dosimetry reactions with uncertainty information (IRDF-2002) for use in lifetime management assessments of nuclear power reactors and other applications.

382

United Nations commodity trade statistics database [electronic resource  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Annual international trade statistics, provided by over 130 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country to the United Nations, are stored in UN COMTRADE, a computerized data base system, all values are converted in US dollars and metric

383

Journal of the American College of Radiology [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The official journal of the American College of Radiology, JACR informs its readers of timely, pertinent, and important topics affecting the practice of diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists, and radiation oncologists.

384

Data dictionary [electronic resource] : technical metadata for digital still images.  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document is a Working Draft for review by a NISO Standards Committee. As a draft document, it may be updated at any time during the review process. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of applications to validate, manage, migrate, and otherwise process digital still images of enduring value. Such applications are viewed to be essential components of large-scale digital repositories.

385

EUR-Lex [electronic resource] : access to European law.  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

EUR-Lex provides free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to: the Official Journal of the European Union ; EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.) ; preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.) ; EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.) ; international agreements ; EFTA documents ; other public documents. It also allows you to follow legislative procedures. The database is updated daily and contains more than 3 million items with some texts dating back to 1951. Each document is displayed with analytical metadata (publication reference, dates, keywords, etc.) organised behind different tabs.

386

Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India, which conducts fundamental and applied research in plasma physics and associated technologies. Its website provides information on the Institute, its history, facilities, research areas, news; also links to its publications, including annual reports and newsletters; gives contact information.

387

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, a Federal Government agency charged with responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, as part of the Australian Health and Ageing Portfolio. The website provides information on the agency, its corporate structure, news and issues, regulatory topics, services, gives contact information. Links to full-texts of its publications, including annual reports, codes and standards, technical reports.

388

Roget's international thesaurus of English words and phrases [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A complete book of synonyms and antonyms founded upon and embodying Roget's original work, with numerous additions and modernizations, making it even more user-friendly with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references. Additionally, over 2,900 proverbs and quotations from classic and modern authors illustrate the 1,000-plus entries.

389

Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Features the Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research, a national research institute whose core activities are nuclear science and technology and related technologies. Its website provides information on the institute, its history, mission and vision, its research activities; links to its publications, including its annual report. Also gives contact information.

390

Iran and nuclear weapons [electronic resource] : a working draft  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

"Iran and Nuclear Weapons" is the February 7, 2000 working draft of a research paper that was written by Anthony H. Cordesman. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, based in Washington, D.C., presents the paper online. Cordesman provides an overview of the history of the development of nuclear weapon industries in Iran. Information about Iranian nuclear weapon facilities is available, as well as discussions of the availability of chemical and biological weapons and missile defenses in the country. The online version of the paper is available in PDF format only.

391

Electronic information resource use: implications for teaching and library staff  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Within institutions of higher education, teaching staff and library-based information specialists have tended to occupy separate worlds. Although there has been some contact, in the main this has been partial and intermittent. For first-year students, one consequence of this state of affairs has been the absence of a systematic and co-ordinated strategy for enabling them to acquire, practise and develop information-gathering skills. Teaching staff have seen their role in this respect mainly i...

Roger Ottewill; Alison Hudson

1997-01-01

392

InCites science citation index [electronic resource].  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Essential Science Indicators can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.

393

Loss-of-coolant accident reactor cooling system [electronic resource  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A nuclear reactor cooling system with passive cooling capabilities operable during a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) without available electric power. The system includes a reactor vessel with nuclear fuel core located in a reactor well. An in-containment water storage tank is fluidly coupled to the reactor well and holds an inventory of cooling water. During a LOCA event, the tank floods the reactor well with water. Eventually, the water heated by decay heat from the reactor vaporizes producing steam. The steam flows to an in-containment heat exchanger and condenses. The condensate is returned to the reactor well in a closed flow loop system in which flow may circulate solely via gravity from changes in phase and density of the water. In one embodiment, the heat exchanger may be an array of heat dissipater ducts mounted on the wall of the inner containment vessel surrounded by a heat sink.

394

United Nations statistical yearbook [electronic resource] = Annuaire statistique.  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The main purpose of the Statistical Yearbook is to provide in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels, covering a ten-year period to the extent possible.

395

Mental Health Net: Professional Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

Part of a much larger meta-resource, this site contains annotated, rated resources in over 25 subject categories, as well as associations, academic departments, employment, mailing lists, and newsgroups, among other resources. MHN has a rating system (one to four stars), based on content, presentation, ease of use, and overall experience. Interestingly, users are also allowed to interactively vote thumbs up or down on annotated resources. Mental Health Net and CMHC Systems maintain this site.

396

Accounting Resources on the Internet  

Science.gov (United States)

Accounting Resources on the Internet, provided by Rutgers University, provides one-stop shopping for accounting resources. Here, interested Internauts can find information on the accounting firms, links to over 200 accounting firms in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 30 different accounting associations, information on accounting-related publications, educational, finance, and audit resources, and more. Accounting Resources is part of the Rutgers Accounting Web, which in turn, is part of the International Accounting Network (IAN).

397

Issues in Multiagent Resource Allocation  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The allocation of resources within a system of autonomous agents, that not only have preferences over alternative allocations of resources but also actively participate in computing an allocation, is an exciting area of research at the interface of Computer Science and Economics. This paper is a survey of some of the most salient issues in Multiagent Resource Allocation. In particular, we review various languages to represent the preferences of agents over alternative allocations of resources...

Rodri?guez-aguilar, Juan A.; Steve Phelps; Julian Padget; Nicolas Maudet; Michel Lemaître; Jérôme Lang; Ulle Endriss; Dunne, Paul E.; Yann Chevaleyre; Paulo Sousa

2006-01-01

398

Competing For industry Resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This presentation by Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy describes (1) Norway in the energy picture, (2) oil market developments, (3) the establishment of an energy policy and (4) the investment level of the Norwegian petroleum activities. Value creation from Norwegian petroleum resources is directly connected with the commercial companies' participation in the activities. Thus, it has been a main challenge for Norway to establish a balanced petroleum policy and a legal framework. Presumably Norway will remain a prospective and attractive petroleum province for a long time. Over the years, Norway has developed three very competent and competitive national oil companies and a significant national supply industry. This industry is highly competitive internationally. Many new petroleum provinces are opening up for foreign investors and energy consumption of the world is expected to increase significantly the next 20 - 30 years. This implies increased demand for the products, but also strong competition for industry resources

399

Anthropology Ethics: Online Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

Studying humankind can give us great insight into the complexities of society and culture. However, any research involving human subjects comes with a thorny set of ethical considerations. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Ethics Center has curated this collection of online resources related to ethical dilemmas and situations in anthropology. The materials are divided into four areas: Case Studies, About, Additional Teaching Resources, and Codes of Ethics. The Case Studies area is quite well-developed, containing 20 rigorously vetted case studies from SUNY-Buffalo, the Society for Economic Botany, and the Smithsonian Institution. For those just entering the field, the Codes of Ethics area might be quite useful. It offers up professional codes from organizations like the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Museums, and the American Folklore Society.

400

Discovery Education: Teacher Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

The wide world of science comes alive with these great interactive teacher resources created by the team at Discovery Education. The hope is that these activities will help "foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools." The materials here are divided into several areas, including Grades 9-12 and Grades 6-8. Each of these areas contains free resources in the core subjects of science, English, social studies, and math. Specifically, they include lesson plans and "Brain Boosters," which pose math puzzles and practical science problems. Farther along, visitors can also investigate the "Science of Everyday Life," which allows visitors the opportunity to learn about household technology via videos, scientist interviews, and other activities. [KMG

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
401

Geriatric Nursing Teaching Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

Developed by the University of Minnesota's Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, these resources are designed to assist nursing students in their quest to become effective health care providers to older adults. After reading a brief introduction to the site, visitors can use the table of contents to find the materials that will be most useful to them. Here they will find a listing of over 40 topic areas, including Biology of Aging, Depression, and Oral Health. Most areas contain at least a dozen links, complete with brief descriptions of the resources and how they might be used in practice or in an educational setting. Finally, visitors can sign up to receive updates when new materials are posted to the site.

2012-02-17

402

Ecosocialist resources, 49  

...Why I'm an ecosocialist; From occupy to climate justice; Genes and genius; Ecosocialist brakes; Environmental unionism; Relaunching Ecosocialism Canada Ecosocialist resources, 49 Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal Home About Ecosocialist Notebook Book Reviews Archives Articles By Subject Articles by Date MRonline Monthly Review MR Press MRzine Economist’s Travelogue You are here: Home / 2014 / February / 09 / Ecosocialist resources,... Wen Stephenson The Nation Is genius in the genes? The debate about the impact of genes on intelligence has resurfaced, and it’s more fervent than ever. Can achievement truly be inherited? And should education be tailored to individuals’ genetic potential? Steven Rose TESconnect  Ecosocialism: Putting on the brakes before going over the cliff Ecosocialism is an attempt to provide a radical, civilizational alternative to ...

403

Global peat resources  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The book provides a detailed review of the world`s peat and peatland resources and their role in the biosphere. It was compiled by 68 peat experts. Reports present the valuable mire ecosystem, its characteristics, and the use of peatlands. Maps and photographs illustrate the distribution of mines and their special characteristics, including raised bogs, aapa mires, blanket bogs, mangrove swamps, swamp forests etc. The book contains a total of 57 chapters, the bulk of then giving surveys of peat resources and use in individual countries. They are grouped under the headings: peatlands in biosphere; general review; Europe; Asia; Africa; North America; Central and South America; Australia (and New Zealand); and use of peatlands. One chapter has been abstracted separately for the IEA Coal Research CD-ROM. 7 apps.

Lappalainen, E. [ed.] [Geological Survey of Finland (Finland)

1996-12-31

404

Hospitality Management Media Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

HospitalityNet is an industry website that collects articles, news, job opportunities, and educational resources focused on tourism and related subjects. The subjects covered on this website for training and informational purposes varies widely, from financial information to tours of successful hotels and even ideas for advertising and other business implementations. This would be very helpful to a teacher who seeks media with which to teach in class, or for students seeking ideas for projects. This is especially ideal for students who are unsure of what career path to choose, as it provides school appraisals and videos of the requirements involved with hotel management, highlighting the more exciting aspects of the position. The resources here would also be very helpful in designing new businesses or developing Hospitality business models.

2007-03-25

405

Resources and knowledge sharing  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The knowledge sharing is a central managerial issue nowadays. Our research stands in this context. Our approach relies, especially on one theoretical structure. Hobfoll’s resource preservation (1989 which conciliates transactional and interactional approaches of stress, and which is an important motivational theory. Each person possesses resources, which are the basis to fight stress. Each individual is motivated to acquire some or preserve some. Our researchaims at having a better understanding of how individual mechanisms may influence the knowledge sharing. The general problem lies in the following question: why do people share or do not share their knowledge? The banking environment has been selected as a professional structure. The quantitative approach has been favoured.

Sylvie PIMPETERRE

2008-01-01

406

The Genome Atlas Resource  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

Abstract. The Genome Atlas is a resource for addressing the challenges of synchronising prokaryotic genomic sequence data from multiple public repositories. This resource can integrate bioinformatic analyses in various data format and quality. Existing open source tools have been used together with scripts and algorithms developed in a variety of programming languages at the Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis in order to create a three-tier software application for genome analysis. The results are made available via a web interface developed in Java, PHP and Perl CGI. User-configurable and dynamic views of Chromosomal maps are made possible through an updated GeneWiz browser (version 0.94) which uses Java to allow rapid zooming in and out of the atlases.

Azam Qureshi, Matloob; Rotenberg, Eva

2010-01-01

407

Activating Knowledge Through Electronic Collaboration: Vanquishing The Knowledge Paradox  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Electronic collaboration has become a driver for productivity as organizations develop linkages for the planning, sourcing and execution of goods and services. These organizations require mechanisms to harness the diverse and personalized intellectual resources that are distributed across the world. While electronic collaboration technologies have made it possible to harness intellectual resources across space and time, knowledge management is locked in a paradox of percept...

Qureshi, S.; Keen, P.

2004-01-01

408

Icelandic Geology Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

The main feature of this site from Hamrahlio College of Reykjavik, Iceland is an interactive geological map of Iceland showing lava flows and glaciers. Other highlights include links to related Icelandic geology pages (e.g., The Effect of Diatom Mining, Iceland's Ministry of the Environment), news sources and journals, and Icelandic geological societies (not all are in English). A recommended resource for glaciologists, volcanologists, and educators in earth science.

Douglas, Georg R.

409

Water Resources Research Center  

Science.gov (United States)

Visitors can access information on a variety of water issues in Arizona, including the Colorado River, riparian areas, water conservation, water rights, and recreation. The Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) provides FAQâs, a stream gauge map and a directory of water-related agencies and organizations. Real-time temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and humidity readouts are available via the new WRRC weather station. Other materials include news articles, research reports, presentations, and links to other water-related sites.

410

Multiformat educational resources  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This communication will present the services built by the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, from now on BVMC, which aims to provide the documentary resources, in rich text formats, with scientific quality, that teachers can use in their practice. Created in 1999, The BVMC is the largest provider of information about Latin American classic literature in digital format. A high percentage of its works are in a standard, interdisciplinary and internationally format: XML (TEI 2). The XML TEI...

Escobar Esteban, Mari?a Pilar; Candela Romero, Gustavo; Marco Such, Manuel; Perni?as Peco, Pedro; Giner, T.

2012-01-01

411

Resources and Operations Section  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Progress is reported on the data resources group with regard to numeric information support; IBP data center; and geoecology project. Systems ecology studies consisted of nonlinear analysis-time delays in a host-parasite model; dispersal of seeds by animals; three-dimensional computer graphics in ecology; spatial heterogeneity in ecosystems; and analysis of forest structure. Progress is also reported on the national inventory of biological monitoring programs; ecological sciences information center; and educational activities

412

Lignocellulosic feedstock resource assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In 1997, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) undertook a national biomass resource assessment to address a lack of basic resource information for scientists, industry, and policy-makers. The objective of this resource assessment was to describe the state-level distribution, quantity and market value of lignocellulosic feedstocks for ethanol production in the United States. Lignocellulosic feedstocks, derived from plant materials, are composed primarily of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose are polymers of simple sugars that can be chemically fermented to produce ethanol. Lignin plays a role in binding cellulose and hemicellulose together in plant cell walls. This study focused on lignocellulosic by-products of agriculture, food processing, forest products industry, and consumers. The United States generates 306 million metric tons (dry weight) of lignocellulosic materials annually that could be used to manufacture ethanol. The bulk of this potential feedstock supply is made up of agricultural residues left following crop harvesting, such as corn stover. Corn stover makes up 70 percent of the total biomass resource. If agricultural residues are used for ethanol production, the price paid for agricultural residues will have to meet or exceed their current soil nutrient and animal fodder values. Food processing residues such as corn gluten feed and meal, distillers' dried grains, and spent brewer's grains are used as animal feed additives, which makes them high in cost in relation to other feedstocks. Forest products residues are mostly used for fuel, pulp, animal bedding, or mulch. The unutilized portion of these residues may be available for ethanol production. Recycled paper, sugarcane bagasse, rice straw, paper sludge, and urban tree residue show potential for use as ethanol feedstocks due to their low cost. (author)

Rooney, T.E.; Haase, S.G. [McNeil Technologies, Golden, CO (United States); Wiselogel, A.E. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (United States)

1999-07-01

413

China resource book  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The China Resource Book explains the organisation of the agricultural production in China and relates it to China's efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve self-sufficiency in food. It also highlights the variety of environmental problems, which haverisen since the rapid industrial development in the 80's and explains what the governments' approach is to tackle these problems. As much of the solutions are expected to be found through science and technology the agricultural research and exten...

Trouwborst, K. O.; Eijndthoven, P. J.

1999-01-01

414

Lignocellulosic feedstock resource assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report provides overall state and national information on the quantity, availability, and costs of current and potential feedstocks for ethanol production in the United States. It characterizes end uses and physical characteristics of feedstocks, and presents relevant information that affects the economic and technical feasibility of ethanol production from these feedstocks. The data can help researchers focus ethanol conversion research efforts on feedstocks that are compatible with the resource base.

Rooney, T.

1998-09-01

415

Ensembl variation resources  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Abstract Background The maturing field of genomics is rapidly increasing the number of sequenced genomes and producing more information from those previously sequenced. Much of this additional information is variation data derived from sampling multiple individuals of a given species with the goal of discovering new variants and characterising the population frequencies of the variants that are already known. These data have immense value for many studies, including those designed to understand evolution and connect genotype to phenotype. Maximising the utility of the data requires that it be stored in an accessible manner that facilitates the integration of variation data with other genome resources such as gene annotation and comparative genomics. Description The Ensembl project provides comprehensive and integrated variation resources for a wide variety of chordate genomes. This paper provides a detailed description of the sources of data and the methods for creating the Ensembl variation databases. It also explores the utility of the information by explaining the range of query options available, from using interactive web displays, to online data mining tools and connecting directly to the data servers programmatically. It gives a good overview of the variation resources and future plans for expanding the variation data within Ensembl. Conclusions Variation data is an important key to understanding the functional and phenotypic differences between individuals. The development of new sequencing and genotyping technologies is greatly increasing the amount of variation data known for almost all genomes. The Ensembl variation resources are integrated into the Ensembl genome browser and provide a comprehensive way to access this data in the context of a widely used genome bioinformatics system. All Ensembl data is freely available at http://www.ensembl.org and from the public MySQL database server at ensembldb.ensembl.org.

Marin-Garcia Pablo

2010-05-01

416

Monograph 'Open educational resources'  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Open educational resources have been the subject of intense debate at an institutional level for a relatively short time, coinciding with the diffusion of diverse international experiences in this matter. This monograph presents various projects and proposals that address the issue from different approaches that are commonly employed within this ambit, combining methodological and technological aspects with examples of good practices that are introducing institutional policies in this direction within many organisations, both educational and from Public Administration.

Julià Minguillón

2007-04-01

417

State Environmental Resource Center  

Science.gov (United States)

This website provides information on Wisconsin environmental policies and assembles information and tools to help legislators make decisions on environmental issues. The State Environmental Resource Center identifies effective state policies as well as exposing anti-environmental legislative trends. Included in this site are sample bills, press clips, fact sheets, research, and other background information on a large assortment of environmental issues such as clean energy, urban issues, saving wildlands, safe air and water, children's health, land and water use, and environmental citizenship.

Wildlife, Defenders O.; The State Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

418

Water Resource Management  

Science.gov (United States)

This portal, published by the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) Extension, offers a selection of links to information about water management issues. There is a 'Beginner's Guide to Water Management', which provides a basic introduction to the terminology and concepts used in water management. Other links access information on management in coastal waters, the impact of climate change on water resources, the use of stormwater as an alternative supply, wastewater management, and many others.

419

Sharing resources@CERN  

CERN Multimedia

The library is launching a 'sharing resources@CERN' campaign, aiming to increase the library's utility by including the thousands of books bought by individual groups at CERN. This will improve sharing of information among CERN staff and users. Photo 01: L. to r. Eduardo Aldaz, from the PS division, Corrado Pettenati, Head Librarian, and Isabel Bejar, from the ST division, read their divisional copies of the same book.

Maximilien Brice

2002-01-01

420

Biomedical resources on Usenet.  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Usenet offers efficient access to health sciences information resources. The software for reading and searching Usenet includes filters that can eliminate irrelevant messages, sorts related items by topic, and allows users to reply to either the group or an individual. Usenet has more than 2,000 news groups on topics from back rubs to radiological imaging, and it provides information in various ways, including discussion groups and software distribution.

Stoddard, M. J.; Siebert, J. L.

1994-01-01

 
 
 
 
421

Statistics Online Computational Resource  

Science.gov (United States)

SOCR provide 4 broad types of resources: 1 observed and simulated data (http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/SOCR_Data)2 methods and techniques materials (http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/EBook) 3 interactive web-based demonstrations (e.g., http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/SOCR_EduMaterials) 4 computational tools (http://socr.ucla.edu/htmls/SOCR_Analyses.html)

Ivo Dinov (UCLA;)

2008-12-04

422

HUMAN RESOURCES MOTIVATION  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Motivation is an area in human resources management, that is always interesting to observe, especially in the current global economic crisis. Companies worldwide are trying to find ways how to be competitive in the market, though business environment is not in their favor. In our work, we have shown the importance of motivation, its effects and possibilities of its use. In our opinion the employees are the business factor where companies can be more effective. We have listed some of the most ...

Todoric?, Danijela

2012-01-01

423

Prediction of coupling resource  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The methodology of analytical calculation of coupling resource "cylinder sleeve – upper compression ring" is offered according to the expected values of its wear for ship small-sized diesel engines. The base of the calculation is sta-tistical material for tractor engines of close dimensionality and having similar physical and mechanical characteristics of components materials of the cylin-der-piston group.

Shuaipov Abu Avganovich

2010-10-01

424

Resource Letter: Quantum Chromodynamics  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This Resource Letter provides a guide to the literature on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the relativistic quantum field theory of the strong interactions. Journal articles, books, and other documents are cited for the following topics: quarks and color, the parton model, Yang-Mills theory, experimental evidence for color, QCD as a color gauge theory, asymptotic freedom, QCD for heavy hadrons, QCD on the lattice, the QCD vacuum, pictures of quark confinement, early and modern...

Kronfeld, Andreas S.; Quigg, Chris

2010-01-01

425

Alternative Marine Resources  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This chapter discusses the production, productivity, future expected availability, and economics of the alternative marine resources industry, including krill oil, copepod oil, and fishery by-catch and by-product oils in all the major producing countries. Topics described and comprehensIvely discussed include the principal potential candidates for replacement of fish oil, their fishery or production status, and past, current, and future expected availability. In addition, the extraction and r...

Olsen, Rolf Erik; Waagbø, Rune; Melle, Webjørn; Ringø, Einar; Lall, Santosh P.

2010-01-01

426

Standards for Language Resources  

CERN Document Server

This paper presents an abstract data model for linguistic annotations and its implementation using XML, RDF and related standards; and to outline the work of a newly formed committee of the International Standards Organization (ISO), ISO/TC 37/SC 4 Language Resource Management, which will use this work as its starting point. The primary motive for presenting the latter is to solicit the participation of members of the research community to contribute to the work of the committee.

Ide, Nancy

2009-01-01

427

Wind resources of Somalia  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The results of wind energy research in Somalia are presented. The wind resource appears to be suitable for power production on 85% of the country, very intense on 10% and uniform on 70%, being regular throughout. Two areas of different wind regimes have been identified and characterized; the wind-distribution characteristics of 11 sites are presented and discussed, together with the territorial maps of the wind intensity and of the wind energy.

Pallabazzer, R. (Univ. della Calabria (Italy)); Gabow, A.A. (Somali National Univ., Mogadisho (Somalia))

1991-01-01

428

OCTOPUS: A Technological Model for Online Resource Centre in Environmental Education  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The communication focuses on the implementation of an innovative model for creation of online resources and e-learning activities on a web platform dedicated to environmental education. All activities take place in the frame of Minerva project OCTOPUS: "Transnational on-line resource centre". The resource centre implements a mechanism of multilevel knowledge development and information retrieval system using modern electronic tools. This model is dynamic by its technological structure and als...

Giurgiu, Mircea; Carioca, Vito J.; Chouric?o, Joao C.; Gaibino, Rui

2004-01-01

429

Facets: Ersatz, Resource and Tag  

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Introduction: Faceted classification appears to be of utmost importance. Ersatz facets, resource faceting and tag faceting: The distinctions are drawn between facets and ersatz facets, and between faceted resources and faceted tags. Single tag resource faceting and multiple tag information object faceting: The basic features are explored of single…

Frické, Martin H.

2013-01-01

430

Uranium resources, demand and production  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Estimations of the demand and production of principal uranium resource categories are presented. The estimations based on data analysis made by a joint 'NEA/IAEA Working Party on Uranium Resources' and the corresponding results are published by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in the 'Uranium Resources, Production and Demand' Known as 'Red Book'. (M.C.K.)

431

Fossile fuel and uranium resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The world's resources of coal, lignite, oil, natural gas, shale oil and uranium are reviewed. These quantities depend on the prices which make new resources exploitable. Uranium resources are given exclusively for the USSR, Eastern Europe and China. Their value in terms of energy depends heavily on the reactor type used. All figures given are estimated to be conservative

432

Using wastes as resources  

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The collection, treatment, and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewater, garbage, and other wastes present considerable problems in urban and semiurban areas of developing countries. Major benefits of using integrated treatment and resource recovery systems include waste stabilization, recovering energy as biogas, producing food from algae and fish, irrigation, improved public health, and aquatic weed control and use. Information and research are needed, however, to assesss the appropriateness, benefits, and limitations of such technology on a large scale. System configuration depends on the types and quantities of wastes available for processing. There must be enough collectable waste for the system to be viable. Information should be gathered to asses whether there is a net public health benefit by implementing a waste treatment and resource recovery system. Benefits such as savings in medical expenses and increased worker productivity due to improved health may be difficult to quantify. The potential health risks created by implementing a resource recovery system should be studied. The most difficult issues to contend with are socioeconomic in nature. Often, the poor performance of a proven technology is attributed to a lack of proper understanding of its principles by the operators, lack of community interest, improper operator training, and poor management. Public education to motivate people to accept technologies that are beneficial to them is important.

Prakasam, T.B.S.; Lue-Hing, C. (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Cicero, IL (United States))

1992-09-01

433

Information technology resources assessment  

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This year`s Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is something of a departure from traditional practice. Past assessments have concentrated on developments in fundamental technology, particularly with respect to hardware. They form an impressive chronicle of decreasing cycle times, increasing densities, decreasing costs (or, equivalently, increasing capacity and capability per dollar spent), and new system architectures, with a leavening of operating systems and languages. Past assessments have aimed -- and succeeded -- at putting information technology squarely in the spotlight; by contrast, in the first part of this assessment, we would like to move it to the background, and encourage the reader to reflect less on the continuing technological miracles of miniaturization in space and time and more on the second- and third-order implications of some possible workplace applications of these miracles. This Information Technology Resources Assessment is intended to provide a sense of technological direction for planners in projecting the hardware, software, and human resources necessary to support the diverse IT requirements of the various components of the DOE community. It is also intended to provide a sense of our new understanding of the place of IT in our organizations.

Stevens, D.F. [ed.

1992-01-01

434

Information technology resources assessment  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This year's Information Technology Resources Assessment (ITRA) is something of a departure from traditional practice. Past assessments have concentrated on developments in fundamental technology, particularly with respect to hardware. They form an impressive chronicle of decreasing cycle times, increasing densities, decreasing costs (or, equivalently, increasing capacity and capability per dollar spent), and new system architectures, with a leavening of operating systems and languages. Past assessments have aimed -- and succeeded -- at putting information technology squarely in the spotlight; by contrast, in the first part of this assessment, we would like to move it to the background, and encourage the reader to reflect less on the continuing technological miracles of miniaturization in space and time and more on the second- and third-order implications of some possible workplace applications of these miracles. This Information Technology Resources Assessment is intended to provide a sense of technological direction for planners in projecting the hardware, software, and human resources necessary to support the diverse IT requirements of the various components of the DOE community. It is also intended to provide a sense of our new understanding of the place of IT in our organizations.

Stevens, D.F. (ed.)

1992-01-01

435

E-resources measurement in libraries Misurazione delle risorse elettroniche in biblioteca  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The article aims at presenting a review of standards and current international initiatives on academic libraries evaluation and assessment, with the analysis of indicators related to electronic resources measurement. On electronic resources there are given some definition useful to understand both indicators and measures. The review of the international literature show that the emergent tendency is to collect and evaluate quantitative data related to the "health" of academic libraries togethe...

Ilaria Fava

2011-01-01

436

Application of ICT-based Learning Resources for University Inorganic Chemistry Course Training  

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Full Text Available The article studies expediency and efficiency of various ICT-based learning resources use in university inorganic chemistry course training, detects difference of attitudes toward electronic resources between students and faculty members, which create the background for their efficiency loss

Tatyana M. Derkach

2013-01-01

437

Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium quarterly technical progress report, August 1, 1997--October 31, 1997  

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This report summarizes activities of the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium during the quarter. The report describes the Electronic Resource Library; DOE support activities; current and future environmental health and safety programs; pollution prevention and pollution avoidance; communication, education, training, and community involvement programs; and nuclear and other material studies, including plutonium storage and disposition studies.

NONE

1997-12-31

438

Internet Resources for Library Media Specialists and Children's Librarians. ERIC Digest.  

Science.gov (United States)

This digest is an annotated listing of 50 Internet resources for library media specialists and children's librarians. The resources are organized under the following headings: AskA services; electronic discussion groups; evaluation; Internet basics; keeping current; information literacy; lesson plans; online journals and book reviews; policy;…

Bennett, Blythe A.

439

Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium. Quarterly technical progress report, August 1, 1996--October 31, 1996  

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This report from the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium describes progress in the following areas: electronic resource library; the senior technical review group; environment, health, and safety and remedial action activities; communications, education, and training; and plutonium and other materials.

NONE

1996-11-26

440

Usability Testing for e-Resource Discovery: How Students Find and Choose e-Resources Using Library Web Sites  

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In early 2010, library staff at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio designed and conducted a usability study of key parts of the library web site, focusing on the web pages generated by the library's electronic resources management system (ERM) that list and describe the library's databases. The goal was to discover how users find and…

Fry, Amy; Rich, Linda

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
441

Spin electronics  

CERN Document Server

This report is a comparative review of spin electronics ("spintronics") research and development activities in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe conducted by a panel of leading U.S. experts in the field. It covers materials, fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanostructures, magnetism and spin control in magnetic nanostructures, magneto-optical properties of semiconductors, and magnetoelectronics and devices. The panel's conclusions are based on a literature review and a series of site visits to leading spin electronics research centers in Japan and Western Europe. The panel found that Japan is clearly the world leader in new material synthesis and characterization; it is also a leader in magneto-optical properties of semiconductor devices. Europe is strong in theory pertaining to spin electronics, including injection device structures such as tunneling devices, and band structure predictions of materials properties, and in development of magnetic semiconductors and semiconductor heterost...

Buhrman, Robert; Daughton, James; Molnár, Stephan; Roukes, Michael

2004-01-01

442

Electron tube  

Science.gov (United States)

An electron tube of the present invention includes: a vacuum vessel including a face plate portion made of synthetic silica and having a surface on which a photoelectric surface is provided, a stem portion arranged facing the photoelectric surface and made of synthetic silica, and a side tube portion having one end connected to the face plate portion and the other end connected to the stem portion and made of synthetic silica; a projection portion arranged in the vacuum vessel, extending from the stem portion toward the photoelectric surface, and made of synthetic silica; and an electron detector arranged on the projection portion, for detecting electrons from the photoelectric surface, and made of silicon.

Suyama, Motohiro (Hamamatsu, JP); Fukasawa, Atsuhito (Hamamatsu, JP); Arisaka, Katsushi (Los Angeles, CA); Wang, Hanguo (North Hills, CA)

2011-12-20

443

[Electronic cigarette].  

Science.gov (United States)

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes) belongs to the "ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), ie systems that deliver nicotine electronically. Extract of tobacco does not burn, just warm. Vapors may or may not contain nicotine. E-cigarettes are also available with different flavors. They don't produce a classic smoke. There is a large variability of these products. It seems that the initial negative position has to be reconsidered. Although there has been demonstrated trace amounts of several toxic substances in the vapor, the risk compared to traditional smoking is minimal. Moreover, lately it was shown that they can really contribute to smoking quitting. The legislative framework varies considerably, from the prohibition on sales to the recommended assistance in quitting. In the CR they are included according to the Act 379/2005 in 2009 among the tobacco products. PMID:22679688

Králíková, Eva; Jezek, Martin

2012-01-01

444

Superconductor electronics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The recent discovery of high-T/sub c/ superconductivity, and the nearly simultaneous invention of several novel devices have created new prospects for superconductor electronics. In this paper, the authors present a brief summary of an analysis of the field, carried out recently in their lab. The analysis has shown that utilization of high-T/sub c/ superconductors allows cheaper but hardly more perfect electronic components and devices, so that the discovery is expected to have the largest effect on the practical use of the simplest of them, such as EMF shields, microwave modulators, SQUIDs, and samplers. Superconductor LSI circuits including multi-junction voltage standards, A/D and D/A converters, and digital signal processors, although less affected by the advent of the new materials, nevertheless show promise for the future thanks to other recent ideas and results - in particular, the invention of the RSFQ logic circuit family and discovery of the correlated single-electron tunneling

445

Recycling of electronic scrap  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

This Ph.D. thesis deals with the growingly important field of electronics recycling with special attention to the problem of printed circuit board recycling. A literature survey of contemporary electronics recycling and printed circuit board recycling is presented.Further, an analysis of the role of recycling in the modern quest for a sustainable global society is performed, clearly showing that without intensified focus on recycling, the global community cannot hope to reach even the most modest goals for sustainability in resource use. A general method for finding new recycling alternatives in the metals producing industry is presented and tested on two printed circuit board scrap cases. The underlying idea for the method is that complex scrap should be introduced in the matrix of man-made material flows at recipient points where the scrap constitutes the least environmental problem and where resource recovery is largest. It is clearly shown with the two printed circuit board scrap cases that the currently used copper recycling scenario is environmentally inferior to the tin and lead primary production scenarios. The method is a novelty, since no-one has previously put forward a method for the identification of environmentally superior recycling alternatives, which may be used on all kinds of modern scrap, and which can also handle more complex scrap types.The results of the present dissertation can be utilised by e.g. EPAs wishing to advocate environmentally superior recycling alternatives, or by e.g. recycling enterprises wishing to obtain the environmentally best solutions for new recycling systems.

Legarth, Jens BrØbech

1996-01-01

446

Graded electron affinity electron source  

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We describe a new electron source using electric field and low electron affinity semiconductor materials to bring charge to potential energy levels near the vacuum level while still in the solid. The basic idea involves moving some of the potential barrier from the surface to the bulk, and distributing the barrier over a thin layer below the surface. In so doing, the emission physics is changed fundamentally from a quantum mechanical tunneling process largely controlled by surface properties to a classical transport process largely controlled by the band structure of a wide bandgap semiconductor. The composition of the thin layer below the surface would be graded such that the conduction band minimum changes from an energy close to the substrate Fermi level to an energy significantly closer to the vacuum level. Electrons from the substrate would be drawn into the graded composition layer with an electric field produced by a pointed emitter structure and extraction gate similar to that used in field emitter arrays. Relative to a conventional field emitter array, the new source is expected to require lower extraction fields and exhibit improved emission uniformity, stability, and noise. The {ital I}{endash}{ital V} characteristics are not Fowler{endash}Nordheim and may include a saturation effect at high current densities that could be engineered to improve reliability and uniformity. The group III nitrides can be grown with a continuous range of composition that provides the range of electron affinity needed to produce the proposed electronic structure. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Vacuum Society}

Shaw, J.L.; Gray, H.F.; Jensen, K.L.; Jung, T.M. [Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

1996-05-01

447

Connecting Print and Electronic Titles: An Integrated Approach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  

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Libraries make heavy investments in electronic resources, with many of these resources reflecting title changes, bundled subsets, or content changes of formerly print material. These changes can distance the electronic format from its print origins, creating discovery and access issues. A task force was formed to explore the enhancement of catalog…

Wolfe, Judith; Konecky, Joan Latta; Boden, Dana W. R.

2011-01-01

448

Electronic Aggression  

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Aggression is no longer limited to the school yard. New forms of electronic media, such as blogs, instant messaging, chat rooms, email, text messaging, and the internet are providing new arenas for youth violence to occur.  Created: 11/20/2007 by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention.   Date Released: 11/28/2007.

2007-11-20

449

Electron linacs  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

To study the present status of the thousand or so electron linacs in the world, and future trends in the field, we have classified these machines according to their use: medical, industrial, and nuclear physics. In the medical category, two types of electron linacs are discussed: the conventional ones which are used for X-ray and electron therapy, and those which may in the future be used for negative pion therapy. The section on industrial machines includes linacs for radiographic and other specialized applications. In the nuclear physics category, the status of conventional low- and medium-energy as well as high duty cycle linacs is reviewed. The question of how one might obtain a C.W., 1 GeV, 100 ?A electron linac is raised and various options using recirculation and stretchers are examined. In this connection, the status of RF superconductivity is summarized. Following, there is a review of linacs for injectors into synchrotrons and e+- storage rings. The paper ends with a description of recent work done to upgrade the only multi-GeV linac, namely SLAC. (author)

450

Electronic tongue  

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An ion selective electrode (ISE) array is described, as well as methods for producing the same. The array can contain multiple ISE which are individually electronically addressed. The addressing allows simplified preparation of the array. The array can be used for water quality monitoring, for example.

Kuhlman, Kimberly (Inventor); Buehler, Martin G. (Inventor)

2004-01-01

451

Cryogenic electronics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This study presents the cryogenic electronics, which is used in high energy physics with appropriate device. It discuss their ability to hardening against ionization radiation and neutrons. Some partial results on the operation of microelectronics devices at cryogenic temperature are given. (TEC). 33 refs., 13 figs

452

Modeling renewable energy resources in integrated resource planning  

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Including renewable energy resources in integrated resource planning (IRP) requires that utility planning models properly consider the relevant attributes of the different renewable resources in addition to conventional supply-side and demand-side options. Otherwise, a utility`s resource plan is unlikely to have an appropriate balance of the various resource options. The current trend toward regulatory set-asides for renewable resources is motivated in part by the perception that the capabilities of current utility planning models are inadequate with regard to renewable resources. Adequate modeling capabilities and utility planning practices are a necessary prerequisite to the long-term penetration of renewable resources into the electric utility industry`s resource mix. This report presents a review of utility planning models conducted for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The review examines the capabilities of utility planning models to address key issues in the choice between renewable resources and other options. The purpose of this review is to provide a basis for identifying high priority areas for advancing the state of the art.

Logan, D.; Neil, C.; Taylor, A. [RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., Boulder, CO (United States)

1994-06-01

453

UK Frac Sand Resources  

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Although still just a glimmer in the gas man’s eye, the prospect of shale gas development in the UK has many companies thinking about the industrial minerals it will require. Chief amongst these is silica sand which is used as a ‘proppant’ in the hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, of shales to help release the gas. The UK has large resources of sand and sandstone, of which only a small proportion have the necessary technical properties that classify them as ‘silica sand’. S...

Mitchell, Clive

2014-01-01

454

NDT Resource Center  

Science.gov (United States)

This web site serves as a source of information about Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to detect defects in materials. The site was created by NDT professionals and educators from around the world and includes resources for middle school and high school students, college students, parents and counselors, educators, and NDT professionals. Tutorials and interactive simulations are included. The site also features the NDT Careers video describing the field of NDT and a presentation that NDT professionals can use to share about their field.

2007-10-11

455

Renewable energy resources  

CERN Document Server

Renewable Energy Resources is a numerate and quantitative text covering the full range of renewable energy technologies and their implementation worldwide. Energy supplies from renewables (such as from biofuels, solar heat, photovoltaics, wind, hydro, wave, tidal, geothermal, and ocean-thermal) are essential components of every nation's energy strategy, not least because of concerns for the local and global environment, for energy security and for sustainability. Thus in the years between the first and this third edition, most renewable energy technologies have grown from fledgling impact to s

Twidell, John

2015-01-01

456

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CONTROL  

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We consider that the human being is the most important asset of the company. In the context of the socialpolitics of the company and of the objectives of the man agement, along with all the other departments, the managementcontrol contributes to the resources of the entity. In this paper we want to demonstrate the importance of human capitalas one of the key factors of the growth process in all countries and the necessity of the organization of a managementcontrol to be able to provide inform...

Dumitrana, Mihaela; Dumitru, Ma?da?lina; Jianu, Iulia; Jinga, Gabriel; Radu, Gabriel

2009-01-01

457

Media Literacy Resources  

Science.gov (United States)

These are resources that deal with media literacy. They are listed by topic. Always preview these links before lessons as some may have stopped working or, if viewed through YouTube, may have inappropriate content on the side of the screen. MANIPULATING THE MESSAGE This is a great video clip that talks about the use of camera angles, music, lighting, etc. in creating media. TV Smarts for Kids Photo editing is a controversial issue and is restricted in some areas- click on Cover Model (Don t Buy It) to see how pictures can be tweaked to make a person look ...

B, Miss

2014-01-07

458

ESRI Instructional Resources Page  

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help learners of all ages and academic disciplines understand the world around them. GIS helps students and teachers engage in studies that promote critical thinking, integrated learning, and multiple intelligences. In classrooms and campuses across the country and around the world, educators are using GIS in the study of topics as varied as Marketing and Molecular Biology to Social Studies and Language Arts. The resources on this page demonstrate how GIS can be used in variety of formal and information educational settings. Educational multimedia are included in the form of GIS video tutorials.

459

ADHA Oral Health Resources  

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Provided by the American Dental Hygienists' Association, this site's resources are valuable for both dental patients and hygienists to help understand "the importance of oral health to total health." Patients will find informative fact sheets describing potential oral health problems as well as tips for preventing them. Hygienists will find the free posters useful as well as the instructions included for proper brushing and flossing techniques in order to educate and support their patients. The site underscores dental hygienists' roles in tobacco cessation efforts, a major topic of concern in the allied health professions. Providing free "life-saving advice", the ADHA hopes to promote overall heath beginning with oral care.

460

Coastal Resource Debate  

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This is an activity in which students role-play and present arguments to decide the fate of a fictional town's only bay. The debate is intended to stimulate each participant to delve deeply into the facts of the issue and develop articulate and persuasive ways of presenting the information. At the end of this activity students will be able to identify and discuss the problems associated with sound management of coastal resources. The site has all of the information required for the activity including roleplaying assignments, point of view cards, and a rubric for grading the activity.

Maben, Anne

 
 
 
 
461

Enterprise Resource Management  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The objective of this study was to design and develop information system for Noblesonics Pvt. Ltd to assist in improving their manufacturing process. The proposed system was designed to enable a small manufacturing company’s transition from traditional method of record keeping and planning utilizing ERM (Enterprise Resource Management software. This will potentially help the company to trace the employee, customer, order details and the inventory record. The reports generated from the new system would facilitate the company to manage their inventory and schedule their work process.

Silli Panigrahy

2014-03-01

462

Climatology and Paleoclimatology Resources  

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The Climatology and Paleoclimatology Resources Web site is provided by Steven Baum of the Texas A&M University Department of Oceanography. Visitors will find links to climate data and information sites, climate modeling groups, etextual documents, climate data list, relevant textbooks, as well as Models and other software. Each of the subject areas contain dozens of Web sites along with brief descriptions making it easy for visitors to determine the potential usefulness of each. One other highlight of the site is a climatology and paleoclimatology online glossary with hundreds of related terms and acronyms.

Baum, Steven K. (Steven Keith), 1959-

463

National Coal Resource Assessment  

Science.gov (United States)

The National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA) is a project of the US Geological Survey Energy Program. The project's homepage has lots of information and documents about the five main regions that were the focus of the study. Many professional papers, executive summaries, and factsheets are free for download. There are area maps of each region, as well as photographs that show current and historical views of mining practices. The Mining Info/Videos section has a link to an interesting paper -- Surface Mining and Reclamation Operations for Fort Union Coal; it could take a while to download on a slow connection, though.

464

Queensland energy resources  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Queensland is richly endowed with non-renewable resources of energy, particularly coal, which is widely distributed. Petroleum reserves are relatively small in comparison with those of coal. Oil shale is widely distributed, but most deposits are comparatively low in grade. Uranium reserves total approximately 29700 tonnes, representing about 10 per cent of the Australian total. Limited reserves and a weak market resulted in the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in October 1982. Other deposits are known near Mount Isa and Westmoreland, and in the Cairns-Townsville hinterland

465

The Vegetarian Resource Group  

Science.gov (United States)

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a Baltimore-based, nonprofit organization "dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger." Feature sections on the VRG site include: Vegetarian Nutrition, Vegetarian Recipes, and Vegan Information. The website also links to a free VRG online newsletter, an information section for activists, a catalog of vegetarian books for sale, and even a vegetarian game. The site's Vegetarian Family section connects to an email group for vegetarian parents, and to articles like A Senior's Guide to Good Nutrition; Vegan Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood; and Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers.

466

Increasing life expectancy of water resources literature  

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a study from 2008, Larivière and colleagues showed, for the field of natural sciences and engineering, that the median age of cited references is increasing over time. This result was considered counterintuitive: with the advent of electronic search engines, online journal issues and open access publications, one could have expected that cited literature is becoming younger. That study has motivated us to take a closer look at the changes in the age distribution of references that have been cited in water resources journals since 1965. Not only could we confirm the findings of Larivière and colleagues. We were also able to show that the aging is mainly happening in the oldest 10-25% of an average reference list. This is consistent with our analysis of top-cited papers in the field of water resources. Rankings based on total citations since 1965 consistently show the dominance of old literature, including text books and research papers in equal shares. For most top-cited old-timers, citations are still growing exponentially. There is strong evidence that most citations are attracted by publications that introduced methods which meanwhile belong to the standard toolset of researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources. Although we think that this trend should not be overinterpreted as a sign of stagnancy, there might be cause for concern regarding how authors select their references. We question the increasing citation of textbook knowledge as it holds the risk that reference lists become overcrowded, and that the readability of papers deteriorates.

Heistermann, M.; Francke, T.; Georgi, C.; Bronstert, A.

2014-06-01

467

Occurrence of Enteromorpha compressa (Chlorophyta) in the Wielkopolska Region  

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The new inland positions of Enteromorpha compressa (L.) Ness [Ulva compressa L.] are located in Pozna? streams: Micha?ówka, Dworski and ?wi?tnica. Taking into account the morphology the freshwater form of E. compressa is very different from its see forms. Mature thallus reach impressive size from 180 cm in length to 8 cm width. All positions of that see-like macroalga are located near the A2 route (Nowy Tomy?l - Stryków). Sewage coming from the route fall into streams, in which great m...

Messyasz, Beata; Rybak, Andrzej

2008-01-01

468

Enteromorpha (Chlorophyta) populations in the Nielba River and Lake Laskownickie  

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Enteromorpha intestinalis (4 forms) and E. compressa (2 forms) were identified in Lake Laskownickie, while only E. intestinalis (2 forms) was identified in the Nielba River. The massive appearance of both species of Enteromorpha in the lake was occurred mostly during early summer (June) with the position of the population in the water column ranged from benthic to floating. In the Nielba River E. intestinalis developed in May or June with maximum coverage in July or in the begi...

Messyasz, Beata

2006-01-01

469

Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Chlorophyta fertilized in swine manure in the laboratory  

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Full Text Available The objective of the present work was to investigate the influence of swine manure media on the growth, total length, dry weight, and nutritional value of Ankistrodesmus gracilis microalgae. Two media were measured: “in natura” and biodigested. The growth rate peak for A. gracilis was highest with biodigester treatment (6.2 x 107 cells.mL-1 on the 5th day, at a volume of 2L. The highest percentage of lipids was verifi ed for “in natura” media. Protein was highest (p > 0.05 for the biodigested media at 2L. Biovolume, ash rate, and total length were different (p 0.05. Light demand was also different between media, with lesser intensity being required for biodigested media (13.5?E.cm-2.s-1. In fact, the biodigested media proved to be cheaper in terms of cost and benefit. Generally, the medium containing swine manure, both “in natura” and biodigested, showed better results in A. gracilis development, with water quality adequate for culture systems. Swine manure in both forms may also be used in high-density cultures in the laboratory.

Lúcia Helena Sipaúba-Tavares

2008-03-01

470

[Volvox (Chlorophyta, Volvocales) as a model organism in developmental biology].  

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Model systems based on two or more related species with different types of development are finding increasing use in current comparative embryology. Green algae of the genus Volvox offer an interesting opportunity to study sex pheromones, morphogenesis as well as the formation of a somatic cell line undergoing terminal differentiation, senescence, and death as well as a line of reproductive cells, which at first grow and then undergo a series of consecutive divisions that give rise to new organisms. However, almost all studies of the recent years were conducted on a single species, Volvox carteri f. nagariensis. The goal of this publication was to advertise the cosmopolitan alga V. aureus as a model species in developmental biology. Published data on V. aureus are briefly reviewed in comparison with the development of V. carteri and outlooks of further studies are specified. In particular, the expediency of collecting new V. aureus strains from nature to study their development in clonal culture is outlined. PMID:19705761

Desnitski?, A G

2009-01-01

471

Carbon Partitioning in Green Algae (Chlorophyta and the Enolase Enzyme  

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Full Text Available The exact mechanisms underlying the distribution of fixed carbon within photoautotrophic cells, also referred to as carbon partitioning, and the subcellular localization of many enzymes involved in carbon metabolism are still unknown. In contrast to the majority of investigated green algae, higher plants have multiple isoforms of the glycolytic enolase enzyme, which are differentially regulated in higher plants. Here we report on the number of gene copies coding for the enolase in several genomes of species spanning the major classes of green algae. Our genomic analysis of several green algae revealed the presence of only one gene coding for a glycolytic enolase [EC 4.2.1.11]. Our predicted cytosolic localization would require export of organic carbon from the plastid to provide substrate for the enolase and subsequent re-import of organic carbon back into the plastids. Further, our comparative sequence study of the enolase and its 3D-structure prediction may suggest that the N-terminal extension found in green algal enolases could be involved in regulation of the enolase activity. In summary, we propose that the enolase represents one of the crucial regulatory bottlenecks in carbon partitioning in green algae.

Jürgen E. W. Polle

2014-08-01

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Resource programs: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Resource Programs  

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Every two years, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) prepares a Resource Program which identifies the resource actions BPA will take to meet its obligation to serve the forecasted power requirements of its customers. The Resource Program's Environmental Impact Statement (RPEIS) is a programmatic environmental document which will support decisions made in several future Resource Programs. Environmental documents tiered to the EIS may be prepared on a site-specific basis. The RPEIS includes a description of the environmental effects and mitigation for the various resource types available in order to evaluate the trade-offs among them. It also assesses the environmental impacts of adding thirteen alternative combinations of resources to the existing power system. This report contains the appendices to the RPEIS

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Grid Resource Allocation: A Review  

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Full Text Available As computing technology improves the accessibility to computing resources increases, the demands put on resources gets higher and higher. A grid is a large-scale, heterogeneous, dynamic collection of independent systems, geographically distributed and interconnected with high speed networks. Furthermore, in grid, the resource allocation is a process of allocating user jobs to the CPUs. These jobs are divided into tasks which are allocated to different computers on grid for execution process. Resource allocation is one of the critical features of grid technology. Thus, we found that resource heterogeneity has a great impact on resource allocation which is quite significant in terms of performance, reliability, robustness and scalability. Indeed, the system robustness increases as the system complexity increases. In other words, resource allocation is also an NP complete problem where there is no final solution. The main objective of this study is to review the various grid resource allocations strategies which will in turn serve as a guide for researchers and our vision for future research directions. Therefore, to facilitate further developments in the area, it is essential to survey and review the existing body of knowledge. Therefore, in this chapter, we have studied and classified various ways to achieve an optimum solution. Operation research management (game theory and transportation method which have been widely use in grid resource allocation for optimum solution, we will design and evaluate a new algorithm for resource allocation either by using simulation or real grid environment.

Haruna Ahmed Abba

2012-06-01