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A picture is worth 150 words: Using Wordle to assess library instruction
(Pierian Press, 2011)Making library instruction interactive and engaging is no easy feat, and assessment of the standard oneshot visit can be difficult. Librarians need a simple and fast method for evaluation of learning. The oneminute paper ... 
An adaptive multiresolution ultraweak discontinuous Galerkin method for nonlinear Schrödinger equations
(Springer, 20210125)This paper develops a highorder adaptive scheme for solving nonlinear Schrödinger equations. The solutions to such equations often exhibit solitary wave and local structures, which make adaptivity essential in improving ... 
Assessing your vendors' viability
(20101028)Modern libraries invest substantial resources in print and electronic serials. Unfortunately librarians do not always understand how financial issues faced by vendors in today’s economy can adversely impact library services. ... 
The BAyesian STellar algorithm (BASTA): a fitting tool for stellar studies, asteroseismology, exoplanets, and Galactic archaeology
(Oxford University Press, 20210929)We introduce the public version of the BAyesian STellar Algorithm (BASTA), an opensource code written in PYTHON to determine stellar properties based on a set of astrophysical observables. BASTA has been specifically ... 
Beyond web search tips and tricks: Thinking through the search
(Linworth Publishing, Inc., 20100201)The author recommends a more intentional Web search strategy that will help students retrieve better search results. Teachers and librarians can help students to improve their searching skills by asking these four key ... 
Building and evaluating juvenile collections in academic libraries
(Routledge / Taylor & Francis, 201103)Although many college and university libraries support teacher education programs, relatively little attention has been paid to developing juvenile literature collections that support these programs. This article discusses ... 
Criticism is not a fourletter word: Best practices for constructive feedback in the peer review of teaching
(LOEX Press, 20120503)In recent years, peer review of teaching (PROT) has become an increasingly important tool for evaluating library instruction. Most PROT programs consist of three components: a preobservation meeting, the observation of ... 
Determining the average cost of a book for allocation formulas: Comparing options
(2008)Academic libraries that use allocation formulas to divide monographic funds among academic departments frequently include the average cost of books per discipline as a variable. Published price indices provide average costs ... 
Development of a neutrino detector capable of operating in space
(Elsevier B.V., 20230201)The vSOL experiment to operate a neutrino detector close to the Sun is building a small test detector to orbit the Earth to test the concept in space. This detector concept is to provide a new way to detect neutrinos ... 
Evolution of electronic and magnetic properties in the topological semimetal SmSb$_x$Te$_{2x}$
(American Physical Society, 20220421)The ZrSiSType materials have attracted intensive attention due to the existence of various topological fermions. The magnetic version of the ZrSiSType materials, LnSbTe (Ln=lanthanides), is an ideal candidate to explore ... 
Examining the impact of Esupply chain on service quality and customer satisfaction: a case study
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 20200908)Purpose The purposes of this study are to introduce the concept of service quality (SQ) in ESupply chain management (ESCM) and its impact on increasing customer satisfaction (CS) and provide insightful enhancements to ... 
An experimental evaluation on deepfake detection using deep face recognition
(IEEE, 20211011)Significant advances in deep learning have obtained hallmark accuracy rates for various computer vision applications. However, advances in deep generative models have also led to the generation of very realistic fake ... 
Find it on the web using the search concepts you already know
(Linworth Publishing, Inc., 20080301)The author discusses the applicability and effectiveness of phrase searching, the use of natural language, Boolean logic, nesting, proximity, truncation, and wildcards to web search engines. 
Function computation without secure links: Information and leakage rates
(IEEE, 20220626)Consider L users, who each holds private data, and one fusion center who must compute a function of the private data of the L users. To accomplish this task, each user can make a single use of a public and noiseless broadcast ... 
How many thoughts can fit in the form of a proposition?
(2004062)I argue here that Frege’s eventual view on the relation between sentences and the thoughts they express is that, ideally, a sentence expresses exactly one thought, and a thought is expressed by exactly one (canonical) ... 
Identifying Serials Trends through Twenty Years of NASIG Conference Proceedings: A Content Analysis
(200806)The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), founded in 1985, holds annual conferences to promote communication among librarians, publishers, subscription agents, and others in the serials information chain. The ... 
Investigating fairness of ocular biometrics among young, middleaged, and older adults
(IEEE, 20211011)A number of studies suggest bias of the face biometrics, i.e., face recognition and softbiometric estimation methods, across gender, race, and agegroups. There is a recent urge to investigate the bias of different biometric ... 
Kähler manifolds and the curvature operator of the second kind
(Springer Link, 20230322)This article aims to investigate the curvature operator of the second kind on Kähler manifolds. The first result states that an mdimensional Kähler manifold with $$\frac{3}{2}(m^21)$$nonnegative (respectively, ... 
Kinds of models
(20030320)In this paper, I survey a broad variety of models with an eye to asking what kind of model each is in the following sense: in virtue of what is each of them regarded as a model? It will be seen that when we classify models ... 
Level sets of potential functions bisecting unbounded quadrilaterals
(Birkhauser, 20221110)We study the mixed Dirichlet–Neumann problem for the Laplace equation in the complement of a bounded convex polygonal quadrilateral in the extended complex plane. The Dirichlet/ Neumann conditions at opposite pairs of sides ...