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STEM, STEM Education, STEMmania
(Technology Teacher, 2008)
A series of circumstances has once more created an opportunity for technology educators to develop and implement new integrative approaches to STEM education championed by STEM education reform doctrine over the past two decades.
Consumerism and the 21st Century
(Science and Society, 2006)
Although people, even nations, worldwide in the 21st century want more material possessions, the United States is pivotal because (1) although it has only 4% of the world s population, it consumes approximately 25% of the ...
Designing for Nature and Sustainability
(International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2006)
Humankind is now using natural resources more rapidly than natural systems can replace them and has been doing so for approximately two and one half decades. Moreover, both natural capital and the ecosystem services it ...
Information-seeking Behavior of International Graduate Students vs. American Graduate Students: A User Study at Virginia Tech 2005
(ACRL Publications, 2007-01)
This is a comparative study on information needs and information-seeking behavior of international graduate students and American graduate students. This user study is based on empirical data collected from an online survey ...
do open access electronic theses and dissertations diminish publishing opportunities in the social sciences and humanities? findings from a 2011 survey of academic publishers
(ACRL Publications, 2013-07)
An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online ...
Are Repositories Impeding Big Data Reuse?
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-14)
In this intentionally provocative presentation, we question the scalability of popular digital repositories and whether they are suitable for big data reuse. Are the layers of API these repositories have painted over file ...
VTechData: An Institutional Data Repository
We introduce VTechData, a Sufia/Fedora based institutional repository specifically implemented to meet the needs of research data management at Virginia Tech. Despite the rapid maturity of Hydra and Fedora code bases, the ...
FishTraits version 2: integrating ecological, biogeographic and bibliographic information
In this paper we describe the new development of FishTraits. Originating from an ecological database that documents and consolidates more than 100 traits for 809 fish species, the new version focuses on the integration of ...
WADL 2016: Third International Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries
This workshop will explore integration of Web archiving and digital libraries, so the complete life cycle involved is covered: creation/authoring, uploading/publishing in the Web (2.0), (focused) crawling, indexing, ...
Evaluating Cost of Cloud Execution in a Data Repository
In this paper, we utilize a set of controlled experiments to benchmark the cost associated with the cloud execution of typical repository functions such as ingestion, fixity checking, and heavy data processing. We focus ...