This encyclopedia article gives an overview of the broad area of real-time systems. This task is daunting because real-time systems are everywhere, and yet no generally accepted definition differentiates real-time systems from non-real-time systems.
March 16, 2009
Kavi, Krishna M.; Akl, Robert G. & Hurson, Ali
This book chapter discusses a research project to promote biocultural conservation in Cape Horn, Chile. In an effort to achieve the goal of transdisciplinary integration, the authors used the strategy of identifying a charismatic species, since doing so serves to motivate people towards biodiversity conservation, to communicate ecological concepts, and to integrate both the ecological and social dimensions of sustainability.
Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes the roles of metadata in facilitating the ETD lifecycle, methods to capture metadata manually and automatically, examples of programs using metadata to enhance ETD access, and strategies to manage metadata over time.
Chapter from Guidance Documents for Lifecycle Management of ETDs. This chapter describes ETD access policies and intellectual property issues, deposit procedures, repository system options, ETD program management and ETD program services.
Book chapter on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this chapter discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
This book chapter contains a case study discussing the University of North Texas Libraries' implementation of name authority control in the UNT Digital Library as a means of increasing metadata records' quality and consistency, and of improving end-user retrieval.