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Lonzo, Lavonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many Americans lack the skills required to use public access computers and the Internet at public libraries (PLs). Staff members of a PL in the Midwestern United States provide basic computer training to support patrons' Internet and public access computer use. However, adult patrons who are beyond the basic skills level and those with…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Adults, Users (Information), Library Services
Griffin, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Typical critical patterns for studying children's literature, defined in this study as a written text intended for a reader up to the age of 14, make it difficult to chart generic change across a large corpus of texts. Traditionally, criticism of children's literature focuses on cherry picked archetypes, exemplars, and the standout extraordinary.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literary Criticism, Interdisciplinary Approach, Awards
Carr, Patrick L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation analyzes how North Carolina State University's (NCSU) James B. Hunt Jr. Library extends the ways in which the information architectures of academic research libraries can function as a technology, as discourse, and as rhetoric. The starting point for the analysis is the libraries of antiquity, which functioned technologically as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Automation, Library Development
Ammarukleart, Sujira – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Institutional repositories have been introduced as an innovative and alternative technology for scholarly communication and have received considerable attention from scholars across disciplines and around the globe. While some universities in Thailand have developed and implemented institutional repositories for nearly a decade, knowledge of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Archives
Fuentes, Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Usability heuristics have been established for different uses and applications as general guidelines for user interfaces. These can affect the implementation of industry solutions and play a significant role regarding cost reduction and process efficiency. The area of electronic workflow document management (EWDM) solutions, also known as…
Descriptors: Usability, Heuristics, Documentation, Information Management
Massey, Charlotte – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Retrieving files from one's computer is done daily and is an essential part of completing most tasks at work, yet surprisingly little research has examined the ways that people structure and organize their files. Management of personal digital information is a challenging task that users approach idiosyncratically. Large individual differences…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Electronic Libraries, Psychological Patterns
Simpson, Steven Marshall – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Learning object repositories, a form of digital libraries, are robust systems that provide educators new ways to search for educational resources, collaborate with peers, and provide instruction to students in unique and varied ways. This study examines a learning object repository created by a large suburban school district to increase teaching…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Suburban Schools, Educational Resources, Teacher Collaboration
Yalniz, Ismet Zeki – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Millions of books from public libraries and private collections have been scanned by various organizations in the last decade. The motivation is to preserve the written human heritage in electronic format for durable storage and efficient access. The information buried in these large book collections has always been of major interest for scholars…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Electronic Equipment
Herman, Deirdre – ProQuest LLC, 2014
According to Markus's theory of reuse, when digital repositories are deployed to collect and distribute organizational assets, they supposedly help ensure accountability, extend information exchange, and improve productivity. Such repositories require a large investment due to the continuing costs of hardware, software, user licenses, training,…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Electronic Libraries, Information Utilization, Longitudinal Studies
Williams-Damond, Twyla A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The focus of this research mainly centers on a quantitative descriptive overview of corporal punishment practices in the state of Mississippi, but this study also includes a legal document analysis component. This study forms the Mississippi portion of a comprehensive analysis of the demographics of corporal punishment in the public schools of the…
Descriptors: Punishment, Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis, Demography
Thompson, Ella Belzberg – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In 1999, it was necessary to build an interface for the Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (the world's largest digital video archive at the time) that constituted over 120,000 hours of video of over 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors, rescuers and witnesses. In order to build this educational research interface, an…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Video Technology, Interactive Video
Burns, C. Sean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Soon after the university movement started in the late 1800s, academic libraries became the dominant providers of the tools and services required to locate and access scholarly information. However, with the advent of alternate discovery services, such as Google Scholar, in conjunction with open access scholarly content, researchers now have the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Access to Information, Documentation, Academic Libraries
Kickham-Samy, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The worked-example effect, an application of cognitive load theory, is a well-supported method of instruction for well-structured problems (Chandler and Sweller, 1991; Cooper and Sweller, 1987; Sweller and Cooper, 1985; Tuovinen & Sweller, 1999; Ward and Sweller, 1990). One limitation is expertise-reversal effect, where advanced students…
Descriptors: Databases, Electronic Libraries, Search Engines, Search Strategies
Hernandez, Marco A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
PubMed® is an on-line literature database hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Containing over 21 million citations for biomedical literature--both abstracts and full text--in the areas of the life sciences, behavioral studies, chemistry, and bioengineering, PubMed® represents an important tool for researchers. PubMed® searches return…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Electronic Publishing
Yang, Seungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Identifying topics of a textual document is useful for many purposes. We can organize the documents by topics in digital libraries. Then, we could browse and search for the documents with specific topics. By examining the topics of a document, we can quickly understand what the document is about. To augment the traditional manual way of topic…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Electronic Libraries, Information Retrieval
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