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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
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
Palmer, Bart C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was situated in the crossroads of educational data mining (EDM), educational digital libraries (such as the National Science Digital Library;, and examination of teacher behaviors while creating online learning resources in an end-user authoring system, the Instructional Architect (IA; The…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Data Analysis, Teacher Behavior
Koh, Kyungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Contemporary young people are engaged in a variety of information behaviors, such as information seeking, using, sharing, and creating. The ways youth interact with information have transformed in the shifting digital information environment; however, relatively little empirical research exists and no theoretical framework adequately explains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Programming Languages, Young Adults, Information Seeking
Huang, Jian – ProQuest LLC, 2010
With the increasing wealth of information on the Web, information integration is ubiquitous as the same real-world entity may appear in a variety of forms extracted from different sources. This dissertation proposes supervised and unsupervised algorithms that are naturally integrated in a scalable framework to solve the entity resolution problem,…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Language Processing, Profiles, Social Networks
Guthrie, Patricia Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In recent years, learning objects have emerged as an instructional tool for teachers. Digital libraries and collections provide teachers with free or fee-base access to a variety of learning objects from photos and famous speeches to Flash animations and interactive Java Applets. Learning objects offer opportunities for students to interact with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Libraries, Educational Technology
Lagoze, Carl Jay – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The idea of Digital Libraries emerged in the early 1990s from a vision of a "library of the future", without walls and open 24 hours a day. These digital libraries would leverage the substantial investments of federal funding in the Internet and advanced computing for the benefit of the entire population. The world's knowledge would be a key press…
Descriptors: Library Research, Popular Culture, Information Systems, Electronic Libraries
Ford, Wendy G. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There are a wide variety of e-government information and services that small business owners and managers can utilize. However, in spite of all of the service incentives and initiatives to promote e-government, research studies have shown that this information is not widely accessed. Studies that explore the utilization of e-government information…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Information Utilization, Profiles, Internet
Akbar, Monika – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Some classes of Internet users have specific information needs and specialized information-seeking behaviors. For example, educators who are designing a course might create a syllabus, recommend books, create lecture slides, and use tools as lecture aid. All of these resources are available online, but are scattered across a large number of…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Needs, Library Materials, Library Services
Porter, Brandi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Millennial students make up a large portion of undergraduate students attending colleges and universities, and they have a variety of online resources available to them to complete academically related information searches, primarily Web based and library-based online information retrieval systems. The content, ease of use, and required search…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Investigations, Familiarity, Search Strategies
Liu, Ying – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Tables are ubiquitous with a history that pre-dates that of sentential text. Authors often report a summary of their most important findings using tabular structure in documents. For example, scientists widely use tables to present the latest experimental results or statistical data in a condensed fashion. Along with the explosive development of…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Electronic Libraries, Information Sources, Information Seeking
Lyman, Eugene William – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation makes the claim that electronic scholarly editions have the potential to produce more reliable scholarly texts than their print-based antecedents. It consists of an introduction, four chapters, and a brief conclusion. It originated in my work creating the Elwood Viewer, a sophisticated software browser written to display TEI…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Cognitive Psychology, Internet, Educational Technology