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Wolfe, Judith; Konecky, Joan Latta; Boden, Dana W. R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Users (Information)
Cimino, Carl – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
The Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trade Training Center in San Jose, California, prides itself in going beyond the scope of traditional apprenticeship by offering a comprehensive "Journey Level Training Catalog," thus encouraging journeyman graduates to continue their training. The catalog contains a full slate of courses that can be utilized to…
Descriptors: Refresher Courses, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Mayer, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
The intent of this case study was to gain insight into the information needs and research behaviors of upper-division performing arts students, and how to best address those needs. This article presents findings from focus group interviews of thirty music, dance, and theater majors at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The data revealed several…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Case Studies, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Macan, Bojan; Fernandez, Gladys Vanesa; Stojanovski, Jadranka – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present an overview of the two open source (OS) integrated library systems (ILS)--Koha and ABCD (ISIS family), to compare their "next-generation library catalog" functionalities, and to give comparison of other important features available through ILS modules. Design/methodology/approach: Two open source…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Libraries, Information Systems, Online Catalogs
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Henry, Dayna S.; Aydt Klein, Nicole; Kempland, Monica; Rose Oswalt, Sarah; Rexilius, Molly A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of higher education institutions in the United States that require a personal health course (PHC) for graduation and to describe the nature of such requirements. Participants: This study included a random sample of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) with…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Health Education, Hygiene
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Gerver, Robert; Santucci, Lauren; Leventhal, Hanah – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
For decades, all honors students at North Shore High School in New York were required to write a mathematics paper. In 1991, these papers were eliminated, and a new elective, "Investigations in Math Research," was added to the course catalog. Research is not an innate skill, and now, students of all ability levels who wanted the research…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Holt, Ann – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2017
Art educator Mary Godfrey was notably the first African American full-time faculty member hired at Penn State in 1957. In 2005, however, the extent of Penn State's archival records on Godfrey consisted of one index card in the Special Collections' card catalog that read "Godfrey, Mary E.: Retires after 22 yrs of service." In this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Art Education, Educational History, African American Teachers
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Cherry, Wayne R., Jr. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Storytelling is a part of who people are as humans. Melvil Dewey himself saw the need to catalog folktales and stories from the oral tradition in the 390s, a section dedicated to social customs. Stories form a part of the very fabric of who people are and give insight into the past as much, if not more so, than the histories. Teachers can leverage…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking
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Fang, Wei; Crawford, Marjorie E. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
Although there is a proliferation of information available on the Web, and law professors, students, and other users have a variety of channels to locate information and complete their research activities, the law library catalog still remains an important source for offering users access to information that has been evaluated and cataloged by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Law Libraries, Online Catalogs, Internet
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Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Pilati, Michelle L.; King, Beverly R. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2008
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free multidisciplinary catalog of digital learning materials, peer reviews, learning assignments, and member comments designed to facilitate faculty instruction. The catalog's goal is to expand the quantity and quality of peer-reviewed online teaching materials. We…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Psychology, Educational Resources, College Instruction
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Vavolizza, Ann Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Will the differing degree of entrepreneurialism of two colleges affect their perceptions about the college catalog and/or academic online information or their production processes? I researched these questions in my dissertation study, a qualitative case study at two colleges selected for their demonstrably different degrees of entrepreneurialism.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Publishing, Student Recruitment, Entrepreneurship
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Sweet, Stephen; McElrath, Kevin; Kain, Edward L. – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Content analysis of 77 college and university catalogs and department websites assesses conformity with select recommendations for the sociology major. The majority of institutions have programs that fulfill some recommendations examined, but the minority fulfills most of the recommendations. Some sociology programs are much more coordinated than…
Descriptors: Sociology, College Curriculum, College Programs, Content Analysis
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Whalen, D. Joel – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2014
This article, the first of a two-part series, catalogs teaching innovations presented at the 2013 Association for Business Communication (ABC) Annual Convention, New Orleans. They were presented during the My Favorite Assignment session. The 11 Favorite Assignments featured here offer the reader a variety of learning experiences including…
Descriptors: Assignments, Educational Innovation, Conferences (Gatherings), Cooperative Learning
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Moore, Kate B.; Greene, Courtney – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Within the next few years, traditional online public access catalogs will be replaced by more robust and interconnected discovery layers that can serve as primary public interfaces to simultaneously search many separate collections of resources. Librarians have envisioned this type of discovery tool since the 1980s, and research shows that…
Descriptors: Libraries, Online Catalogs, Computer Interfaces, Discovery Processes
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