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Institution: University of Georgia
Authors: Paolini Gianluca, PhD

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[Dissertation], 2021


Institution: University of Georgia
Authors: Melanie Rehle, MA

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[Thesis], 2014

There has recently been a lack of judicial confidence in the evidence provided by handwriting analysis which has highlighted the need for objective research to be conducted in this area. In response this study has examined the principles and practices of two of the field’s most complex areas of analysis: disguised and artificially assisted...

Authors: Kate Alison Lafone-Ward

Open Access
[Dissertation], 2008

The Hymn to the Virgin is a poem attributed to the Welsh poet Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, thought to have been written around 1470 while he was a student at the University of Oxford. It is reputedly the first poem ever written in English by a Welshman (Stephens 1998: 341). The particularities of this poem are, first, its language, as it is composed in...

Institution: University of Glasgow
Authors: Manon Gwendoline Morgane Thuillier

Open Access
[Thesis], 2016

We propose a novel approach for analyzing scribal behavior quantitatively using information about the handwriting of characters. To implement this approach, we develop a computational framework that recovers this information and decomposes the characters into primitives (called strokes) to create a hierarchically structured representation. We then...

Authors: Vinodh Rajan Sampath, PhD

Open Access
[Dissertation], 2010

The purpose of this study was to determine whether law students experienced library anxiety and, if so, which components contributed to that anxiety. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale (MLAS) developed by Dr. Doris Van Kampen was used to assess library anxiety levels of law students. The MLAS is a 53 question Likert scale instrument that...

Institution: University of Denver
Authors: Stacey L Bowers, PhD

Open Access
[Dissertation], 2016

In this study distance learning library resources and services as provided by member institutions belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were examined. The goals of this study were (a) to identify the types of distance learning library resources and services being provided, and (b) to gain insight into the experiences and...

Authors: Roseanne Michele Sasso, PhD

Open Access
[Thesis], 2014

This research investigated the ways academic libraries are using social media and adopting participatory principles in their programs and services. Using the Grounded Theory method the research developed an empirically derived model for participatory libraries. The research revealed three core categories representing the participatory library:...

Authors: Linh Cuong Nguyen, PhD

Open Access
[Thesis], 2015

Seven studies examined whether people are more likely to avoid learning potentially threatening information when they lack the resources necessary to manage the threat. Studies 1 through 3 demonstrated that individual differences in personal (i.e., coping) and interpersonal (i.e., social support) resources predicted health information avoidance....

Institution: University of Florida
Authors: Jennifer L Howell, PhD

Open Access
[Thesis], 1998

M.Inf. The research study investigates the importance of information as a resource in academic institutions. The study serves to answer questions appertaining to management of information as a resource, such as, what is information resource management? How should information as a resource be managed in academic institutions? How should information...

Authors: Mashudubele Isaiah Raphela

Open Access
[Thesis], 2009

This qualitative study views international students as information-using learners, through an information literacy lens. Focusing on the experiences of 25 international students at two Australian universities, the study investigates how international students use online information resources to learn, and identifies associated information literacy...

Authors: Hilary E Hughes,, PhD

Open Access
[Thesis], 2017

Buildings such as shopping malls or university campuses are complex and have always been a challenge to walk through. While map is the commonly used navigation aid, it has several limitations. On the other hand, there are studies about how visual navigation elements can help people to navigate better. This thesis would like to explore if video can...

Institution: Tampere University
Authors: Achmad Hakim