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    • E-Learning and E-content Development Opportunities in Library and Information Science

      Rathinasabapathy, G.; Laxman Rao, N.; Sudharshan Rao, S. (IATLIS, 2005)
      E-learning is the use of information technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. It uses the power of networks, primarily those that rely on the Internet technological channels, and digital content. It can include training, the delivery of just-in-time information and guidance from experts. It is the fastest growing sector of the higher education market worldwide. It is sure e-learning is the only way by which we can make India, a knowledge based society. Library and Information science courses are suitable to offer through e-learning mode as e-learning offers so many advantages over the distance education. In this context, this paper attempts to highlight the initiatives taken by various institutions to offer e-learning facilities and the funding offered by Government departments and agencies to support e-learning and e-content development in various disciplines including Library and Information science.
    • E-learning in LIS education in India

      Kawatra, P. S.; Singh, Neeraj Kumar; Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S. (School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, 2006)
      Traces the history of e-learning to the learning age where knowledge will be freely accessed, profoundly abundant, and offered in cornucopia of formats. Distance learning has been accepted and recognized as a mode of education in LIS. The concept of open and distance learning is discussed. In the changing scenario of the society, the skills required of LIS professionals are also identified. The paper also examines the impact of the Internet on the teacher's role and explores the types of skills and strategies that teachers will need to be effective and efficient in online learning environments. The paper provides an insight into the innovative multi-channel delivery modes adopted by the different universities and their effectiveness for the LIS distance learners. Guidelines for distance learning Library services approved by Association of College and Research Libraries on June 29, 2004 are also discussed. For assessment and accreditation of LIS distance education institutions in India, areas have been identified.
    • E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A Methodological Discussion

      Meho, Lokman I. (Wiley, 2006-08)
      This article summarizes findings from studies that employed electronic mail (e-mail) for conducting indepth interviewing. It discusses the benefits of, and the challenges associated with, using e-mail interviewing in qualitative research. The article concludes that while a mixed mode interviewing strategy should be considered when possible, e-mail interviewing can be in many cases a viable alternative to face-to-face and telephone interviewing. A list of recommendations for carrying out effective e-mail interviews is presented.
    • E-quality and e-service equality

      Shachaf, Pnina; Oltmann, Shannon M. (IEEE Press, 2007)
      Research is divided about the potential of e-service to bridge communication gaps, particularly to diverse user groups. According to the existing body of literature, e-service may increase or decrease the quality of service received. This study analyzes the level of service received by different genders and ethnic groups when public librarians answer online reference queries. Quality of e-service was evaluated along three dimensions: responsiveness, reliability, and courtesy. This study found no significant differences among different user groups along any of these dimensions, supporting the argument that the virtual environment facilitates equitable service and may overcome some challenges of diverse user groups.
    • E-quality and e-service equality

      Shachaf, Pnina; Oltmann, Shannon M. (IEEE Press, 2007)
      Research is divided about the potential of e-service to bridge communication gaps, particularly to diverse user groups. According to the existing body of literature, e-service may increase or decrease the quality of service received. This study analyzes the level of service received by different genders and ethnic groups when public librarians answer online reference queries. Quality of e-service was evaluated along three dimensions: responsiveness, reliability, and courtesy. This study found no significant differences among different user groups along any of these dimensions, supporting the argument that the virtual environment facilitates equitable service and may overcome some challenges of diverse user groups.
    • e-Research and the Ubiquitious Open Grid Digital Libraries of the Future

      Patkar, Vivek; Chandra, Smita (2006)
      Libraries have traditionally facilitated each of the following elements of research: production of new knowledge, its preservation and its organization to make it accessible for use over the generations. In modern times, the library is constantly required to meet the challenges of information explosion. Assimilating resources and restructuring practices to process the large data volumes both in the print and digital form held across the globe, therefore, becomes very important. A recourse by the libraries to application of successive forms of what can be called as Digital Library Technologies (DLT) has been the imperative. The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is one recent development that is expected to assist the libraries to partner in setting up virtual learning environment and integrating research on a near universal scale. Future extension of this concept is envisaged to be that of Grid Computing. The technologies driving the â Gridâ would let people share computing power, databases, and other on-line tools securely across institutional and geographic boundaries without sacrificing the local autonomy. Ushering an era of the ubiquitous library helping the e-research is thus on the card. This paper reviews the emerging technological changes and charts the future role for the libraries with special reference to India.
    • E-Resources for Indian Universities: New Initiatives

      Chakravarty, Rupak; Singh, Sukhwinder; Gopinath, M.A. (Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, 2005-03)
      Academic Libraries in India are facing the problem of shrinking/static budgets and simultaneous exponential rise in journal prices. The need of the hour is to find a pragmatic solution to this problem. Something substantial has to be done in order to facilitate access to scholarly resources to research scholars and faculties. UGC-INFONET and INDEST- Consortium are two major initiatives that have come to the rescue of academic libraries so that they can cater to the needs of academia depending upon them. These revolutionary steps are providing scholarly resources including peer reviewed journals, databases, abstracts, proceedings, etc. These efforts will definitely boost the higher education system in our country.
    • Ear of White corn

      Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, University of Arizona (1993)
    • Ear of yellow corn

      Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, University of Arizona (1993)
    • Earlier Timing Can Reduce Rainfall Losses

      Farr, C.; Silvertooth, Jeff; Isbell, Joan (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1989-03)
      The analysis of grades of upland cotton picked before and after a 29 October rainfall at Waddell in 1987 reveals significant financial losses for growers. Early harvesters in the area harvested over two thirds of the crop in October; over 98.0% of grades 21 and 31 were harvested before the rainfall. A Buckeye operation also accounted for a difference of $98.60 per acre between an early and a late harvested pima field the same season. The survey indicates that important losses can be reduced by a harvest begun 10 to 15 days earlier than mid- October.
    • Earliness of Small Grain Varieties for Use in a Wheat-Cotton Double-Cropping System

      Jackson, E. B.; Carasso, F. M.; Elliott, F. C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1981-09)
    • Early Arizona Court Experiences

      Baker, A. C. (Arizona State Historian (Phoenix, AZ), 1929-10)
    • Early Corn Variety Trial, Greenlee County - 1985

      DeRosa, Edith; Clark, Lee; Parsons, David; Ottman, Mike (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986-09)
    • Early Cotton Development

      Silvertooth, Jeffrey C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-06)
      After stand establishment, the next critical stage in the development of a cotton crop is the initiation of the first squares, or floral buds, which could develop into the plants’ first boll. This is an important step for a cotton crop and one which is usually followed closely by the attentive farmer.
    • Early Cotton Development

      Silvertooth, J.C.; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2001-02)
    • Early Days in Arizona

      Hunter, Thomas Thompson (Arizona State Historian (Phoenix, AZ), 1930-04)
    • Early Fall Lettuce Cultivar Trials in Western Arizona, 1988

      Oebker, Norman F.; Winans, Sherwood; Butler, Marvin; Oebker, Norman F.; Kingdon, Lorraine B. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1989-05)
    • Early FGF/Ets1/2 Target Heart Genes in Ciona intestinalis

      Jemmett, Jessica L. (The University of Arizona., 2012-05)
      Activation of the transcription factor Ets1/2 through FGF signaling is known to specify heart precursor fate in Ciona intestinalis. In previous research, we identified candidate target genes of Ets1/2 through microarray analysis. Through in situ hybridization assays we have identified a subset of these candidate genes that are expressed specifically in the heart precursor cells immediately following their specification. To find the enhancers for the regulation of these presumed Ets target genes, we are employing bioinformatics to find conserved areas of DNA in the upstream non‐coding DNA between Ciona intestinalis and Ciona savignyi. This analysis will be used to guide ongoing efforts to clone and test predicted enhancer regions using reporter constructs. In depth analysis of identified enhancers will be used to find transcription‐binding sites for Ets and identify co-transcription factors presumed to act in concert with Ets to drive heart precursor cell specification.
    • Early History Of The Cattle Industry In Arizona

      Haskett, Bert (The University of Arizona with the cooperation of Arizona Pioneers Historical Society (Tucson, AZ), 1935-10-01)