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1 3-D Design of free-form B-Spline surfaces (CSTD-74-005)This report describes an experimental system for designing free-form B-spline surfaces using a head-mounted display. In this system, the interaction with the surfaces takes place in three dimensions as the designed object's shape Is updated in real-time. The report also examines some of the problems...Computer animation1974-09
2 96-97 Final report: ALA/USIA library fellow to ethiopiaThe National Library of Ethiopia (NLE) in Addis Ababa requested a librarian to help with staff training, evaluate organizational procedures and processes, and make recommendations to the institution. In order to work on the objectives, Library seminar/discussions were held on various topics for both...Ethiopia; Addis Ababa university; National library of Ethiopia; Librarianship1997-07-07
3 A librarian runs for political office (or Cincinnatus looks outside the Ivory Tower)Librarians have long been activists for social and political causes outside of their profession; however, few take the crucial step and actually run for political office at the local, state, or national level. In March 2014, after being involved in local and state politics for over ten years and ...2015-08-23
4 A primer on grant writing for foundation support for first-time grant writers in academic libraries: challenges and opportunitiesIn a majority of academic disciplines, grant writing is a skill that is often self-taught or acquired informally by trial and error. Few academic discip lines have grant writing as standard part of their curriculum at the graduate level. In the past, grant writing has received little or no emphasis...2015-09-01
5 A subdivision algorithm for computer display of curved surfaces (CSTD-74-006)This report presents a method for producing computer shaded pictures of curved surfaces. Three-dimensional curved patches are used, as contrasted with conventional methods using polygons. The method subdivides a patch into successively smaller subpatches until a subpatch is as small as a raster-elem...Computer animation1974-12
6 A summary of geospatial initiatives in the University of Utah's Marriott LibraryAbstract: The Marriott Library's Geospatial Initiatives Committee consists of librarians and staff involved in projects designed to provide access to different library resources through geospatial interfaces. We are creating maps that link to resources in our digital collections, including the Weste...2013-03
7 ATG Interview with Victoria Reich, Director (and founder) of the LOCKSS programAs Vicky and I talked, we discussed her various activities in more or less chronological order. Later on, Vicky said of the work we'd been discussing, "but that's not my true love of the moment." There's not much to say to that, except to ask: ATG: And what is your true love of the moment? VR: Th...Preservation; Digital; Electronic; LOCKSS2003
8 ATG interview with John SackJohn Sack is the Director of High Wire Press, a department of the Stanford University Libraries, which assists with the publication of 334 journals, mostly in the sciences.Publishers; Publishing; Serial publishing2002-12
9 Acquiring minds want to know: CAUSEThis year I went to CAUSE in Orlando FL, December 3-5, for the first time to see how it differed from EDUCOM (at the CAUSE meeting the two organizations voted to merge next year). The content seemed similar and some of the same attendees and vendors were there. Typical topics covered campus informat...Education; Technology; CAUSE; Libraries1998
10 Acquiring minds want to know: [readers' survey]In preparation for a discussion at the Charleston Conference, I am asking librarians, vendors, publishers, and system vendors who read Against the Grain to answer a survey about how services and products that support information delivery and dissemination are developed and change over time. For exa...Reader surveys; Libraries; Acquisitions; Vendors1993
11 Acquiring minds want to know: a glimpse of paradigmsAcquiring Minds Want to Know column: "The concept of the paradigm, as generally cited in the literature, derives from the work of Thomas Kuhn in the 1960's. Kuhn, an historian of science, set out to explore how science, and scientists, actually worked. Kuhn found that scientific activity tends to be...Thomas Kuhn; Paradigms; Librarianship, trends; Librarianship, Philosophy; of1993-04
12 Acquiring minds want to know: acquisitions and new technologyAn Acquiring Minds Want to Know column: "Acquisitions as a function faces two major challenges. One is the general lack of an automated system that manages complicated acquisitions processes, provides interfaces to vendors, publishers, and institutional financial departments, and gathers significant...Automated library systems; Acquisitions1994-06
13 Acquiring minds want to know: cloth - paper-still, an issueAcquiring Minds Want to Know column: "In the last issue of Against the Grain, I presented some ideas about the possible assumptions about obligations that underlie the scholarly paperback market. This article gets a little more practical and presents some figures from Yale for your consideration."Books, paperback; Books, hardback; Acquisitions, libraries1994-11
14 Acquiring minds want to know: digital scholarshipA new form of scholarship has emerged in recent years named "digital scholarship." I have seen it defined as online publishing or digitized material presented online, or, in other words, scholarship that appears in a digital form. However, a more compelling definition treats it as scholarship that d...Born digital; Libraries; Electronic publishing2003
15 Acquiring minds want to know: digital scholarship, a new scholarly enterpriseA new form of scholarship has emerged in recent years that can be called digital scholarship. I have seen it defined as online publishing or digitized material presented online, or, in other words, scholarship that appears in a digital form. However, a more compelling definition treats it as scholar...Born digital; Libraries; Electronic publishing2003
16 Acquiring minds want to know: educational opportunitiesAcquiring Minds Want to Know column: The fourth ALCTS Business of Acquisitions Institute will be held in Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University June 3-4, 1993. These instituties are designed to teach a basic understanding of the complex function of acquiring materials for libraries to beginnin...Acquisitions, Educational opportunities; Association for library collections and technical services1993-02
17 Acquiring minds want to know: how many librarians would it take...Acquiring Minds Want to Know column: "I thought for a change I would add a little humor to my column and play around with a variation of the old joke "how many librarians does it take to change a light bulb." The impetus for this came when I was writing a presentation on integrating electronic mater...Librarians, humor; Library acquisitions, humor1998-12
18 Acquiring minds want to know: information policies and intellectual propertyAs librarians, vendors, and publishers, we deal with information every day, and we have developed policies to govern the acquisition and use of this information. Information policies on campuses have tended to focus on computing issues and information technology. Information policies give a lot of a...Information policies; Information access; Computing; Free speech; Academic freedom1998
19 Acquiring minds want to know: is full text half full or half empty?Fulltext has become a more prevalent offering in electronic resources. In some cases the original publisher may produce material both in print and electronic form or in electronic form only, while maintaining control over the contents. In other cases, another party may obtain the rights from the pu...Full text; Digital libraries; Electronic information1996
20 Acquiring minds want to know: ownership of intellectual property in the academic environmentThis article is the third in a series dealing with intellectual property, technology, and information policies. It specifically addresses ownership of intellectual property in the academic environment, focusing on course materials, but providing commentary on other intellectual property.Intellectual property; Rights; Academia1998
21 Acquiring minds want to know: plagiarism- a victim speaks outAcquiring Minds Want to Know column: "With all the talk of plagiarism lately, I thought it was time to hear the story of an author who was a victim of plagiarism, a viewpoint that has yet to be presented in ATG.Plagiarism; Authors, ownership; Publishing1992-11
22 Acquiring minds want to know: smart systems, smart booksThis article will outline a specific suggestion both to aid some basic acquisitions functions and their management. It will focus primarily on use of vendors, vendor performance and business terms. I have several suggestions for improvement, which were touched on briefly in the first article, based...Libraries; Acquisitions; Vendors1994
23 Acquiring minds want to know: the art vs. the business of librarianshipAcquiring Minds Want to Know column. "The current discussions of outsourcing, re-engineering, and doing more with less demonstrate the fundamental shift in the way that librarians are being asked to provide their services.Librarians; Business; Paradigm1995-06
24 Acquiring minds want to know: the future of technical servicesRecently I was asked to speak on the topic of the future of technical services departments. Just being asked to address such a topic seemed to affirm that there was going to be a future, contrary to the fears expressed by many folks in the trenches. So I approached the topic with great hope, and thi...Technical services; Libraries; Future1996
25 Acquiring minds want to know: what are our obligations?Acquiring Minds Want to Know column: "Are there rules that govern the practices of librarians, vendors and publishers? Clearly there are ethical considerations that guide our behavior as individuals. Acquisitions librarians are in the midst of making formal their code of ethics. But what other, perh...Acquisitions; Vendors; Publishers1993-11
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