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Cultivating Cooperation: Creating the Vendor Reciprocity Scale

Presentation on the development of a Vendor Reciprocity Scale (VRS) by the University of North Texas Libraries as a way to download institutional knowledge of patterns of vendor behavior, and the presentation encouraged thoughtful and productive discussion on our collective knowledge surrounding best practices in business partnerships and negotiations as a way to help refine the VRS.
Date: November 8, 2023
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson; Dawson, Jill; Peebles, Emily & Sterling, Jennifer
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Data-Driven Decision-Making and Its Impacts on Education Quality in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review (open access)

Data-Driven Decision-Making and Its Impacts on Education Quality in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review

Article describes how data-driven decision-making (DDDM) technologies are increasingly being utilized, aiming to enhance education quality. Authors assert that this paper examines articles that explore the implementation of DDDM technologies and their effects on education quality.
Date: November 6, 2023
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Asfaw, Zelalem & Jimma, Worku
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Documenting Times of Difficulty and Crisis: University Case Study of Leveraging an App to Gather University Community Memories (open access)

Documenting Times of Difficulty and Crisis: University Case Study of Leveraging an App to Gather University Community Memories

Conference paper examining the deployment of The Keeper App, developed at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries, to help students document their daily lives as members of the UNT campus community. Deployed one year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the Keeper App soon became a means for students and other members of the UNT community to share their experiences from isolation during the time of crisis.
Date: November 3, 2023
Creator: Gieringer, Morgan Davis; Phillips, Mark Edward & Krahmer, Ana
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Rankism Survey (open access)

Rankism Survey

Survey created by the UNT Library Council on Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) exploring if rankism in the UNT Libraries contributes to experiences. It was created based on results from a previous survey, the UNT Libraries' Climate Survey, which identified feelings of belittlement or degradation in the UNT Libraries. The survey was open for responses between November 1, 2023 and November 15, 2023. Results are not included in this document.
Date: November 2023
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries. Library Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reconstructing horizontal gene flow network to understand prokaryotic evolution (open access)

Reconstructing horizontal gene flow network to understand prokaryotic evolution

Article says that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a major source of phenotypic innovation and a mechanism of niche adaptation in prokaryotes. Methods for detecting HGT can be classified into phylogenetic-based and parametric or composition-based approaches, so authors exploited the complementary strengths of both the approaches to construct a high confidence horizontal gene flow network. The scale-free horizontal gene flow network presented here provides new insights into modes of transfer for the exchange of genetic information and also illuminates differential gene flow across phyla.
Date: November 30, 2022
Creator: Sungupta, Soham & Azad, Rajeev K.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Three Component Cascade Reaction of Cyclohexanones, Aryl Amines, and Benzoylmethylene Malonates: Cooperative Enamine-Brønsted Acid Approach to Tetrahydroindoles (open access)

Three Component Cascade Reaction of Cyclohexanones, Aryl Amines, and Benzoylmethylene Malonates: Cooperative Enamine-Brønsted Acid Approach to Tetrahydroindoles

Article discusses how a three-component cascade reaction comprising cyclic ketones, arylamines, and benzoylmethylene malonates has been developed to access 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indoles. Furthermore, the reaction was achieved through cooperative enamine-Brønsted catalysis in high yields with wide substrate scopes.
Date: November 30, 2022
Creator: Vasquez, Jose Cortes; Alharbi, Waad S.; Davis, Jacqkis; Moore, Alexia; Nesterov, Vladimir N.; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Manipulating plasma thyroid hormone levels alters development of endothermy and ventilation in nestling red-winged blackbirds (open access)

Manipulating plasma thyroid hormone levels alters development of endothermy and ventilation in nestling red-winged blackbirds

Authors of the article propose that thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating development of endothermy during the nestling period in altricial birds. Their data suggests plasma thyroid hormone levels play an active role in the systemic development of endothermic capacity and the development of ventilatory control.
Date: November 29, 2022
Creator: Sirsat, Tushar S.; Sirsat, Sarah K. G.; Price, Edwan R.; Pineda, Megan & Dzialowski, Edward M. (Edward Michael)
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Prebiotic/probiotic supplementation resulted in reduced visceral fat and mRNA expression associated with adipose tissue inflammation, systemic inflammation, and chronic disease risk (open access)

Prebiotic/probiotic supplementation resulted in reduced visceral fat and mRNA expression associated with adipose tissue inflammation, systemic inflammation, and chronic disease risk

Article describes how prebiotic/probiotic supplementation represents a viable option for addressing elevated systemic inflammation and chronic disease risk in overweight individuals. The key findings support that 90-day prebiotic/probiotic supplementation may be associated with reduced adipose tissue inflammation, reduced systemic inflammation, and reduced chronic disease risk.
Date: November 28, 2022
Creator: McFarlin, Brian K.; Tanner, Elizabeth A.; Hill, David W. & Vingren, Jakob L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The complexities of proanthocyanidin biosynthesis and its regulation in plants (open access)

The complexities of proanthocyanidin biosynthesis and its regulation in plants

Article describes how proanthocyanidins (PAs) are natural flavan-3-ol polymers that contribute protection to plants under biotic and abiotic stress, benefits to human health, and bitterness and astringency to food products. This review extends the conventional understanding with recent findings that provide new insights to address lingering questions and focus strategies for manipulating PA traits in plants.
Date: November 26, 2022
Creator: Yu, Keji; Song, Yushuang; Lin, Jinxing & Dixon, R. A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Framing of COVID-19 in Newspapers: A Perspective from the US-Mexico Border (open access)

Framing of COVID-19 in Newspapers: A Perspective from the US-Mexico Border

Article discusses the degree to which the media report a health emergency and how it affects the seriousness with which the people respond to combat the health crisis. After collecting relevant news articles, we used sentiment analysis, rapid automatic keyword extraction (RAKE), and co-occurrence network analysis to examine the main themes and sentiments of COVID-19 news articles.
Date: November 24, 2022
Creator: Afrin, Rifat; Harun, Ahasan; Prybutok, Gayle & Prybutok, Victor R.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A pseudo thermo-mechanical model linking process parameters to microstructural evolution in multilayer additive friction stir deposition of magnesium alloy (open access)

A pseudo thermo-mechanical model linking process parameters to microstructural evolution in multilayer additive friction stir deposition of magnesium alloy

Article describes how additive friction stir deposition has been proposed as a disruptive manufacturing process; involving complex thermo-mechanical mechanisms during multilayer material deposition. The primary motivation for development of the model was to seek an understanding of thermo-mechanical mechanisms and their impact on microstructural evolution during additive friction stir deposition.
Date: November 24, 2022
Creator: Sharma, Shashank; Krishna, Mani K. V.; Radhakrishnan, M.; Pantawane, Mangesh V.; Patil, Shreyash M.; Joshi, Sameehan et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Maternal anemia and childhood cancer: a population-based case-control study in Denmark (open access)

Maternal anemia and childhood cancer: a population-based case-control study in Denmark

Article asserts that anemia in pregnancy is a common condition, especially in low-income countries, but a possible association between maternal anemia and childhood cancer has not been widely studied. In a separate analysis within the years available (births 1995–2014), the authors examined cancer risks among mothers taking prescribed vitamin supplements, using data from the National Prescription Register.
Date: November 23, 2022
Creator: Qureshi, Naveen; Orimoloye, Helen; Hansen, Johnni; Saechao, Chai; Olsen, Jorn; Federman, Noah et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Lipid Droplets: Packing Hydrophobic Molecules Within the Aqueous Cytoplasm (open access)

Lipid Droplets: Packing Hydrophobic Molecules Within the Aqueous Cytoplasm

Article discusses how lipid droplets, also known as oil bodies or lipid bodies, are plant organelles that compartmentalize neutral lipids as a hydrophobic matrix covered by proteins embedded in a phospholipid monolayer. The authors review the growing body of knowledge about lipid droplets in plant cells, describe the evolutionary similarity and divergence in their associated subcellular machinery, and point to gaps that deserve future attention.
Date: November 22, 2022
Creator: Guzha, Athanas; Whitehead, Payton; Ischebeck, Till & Chapman, Kent Dean
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Future Directions for digital Literacy Fluency using Cognitive Flexibility Research: A Review of Selected Digital Literacy Paradigms and Theoretical Frameworks (open access)

Future Directions for digital Literacy Fluency using Cognitive Flexibility Research: A Review of Selected Digital Literacy Paradigms and Theoretical Frameworks

Article discusses how as learners engage, test, and apply new subject knowledge, they often expend their cognitive capacity on the technological tools designed to capture their learning progress and outcomes. The author's research explores the value of developing digital literacy to improve learners’ cognitive flexibility by decreasing technological cognitive load and increasing learning fluency.
Date: November 21, 2022
Creator: Caton, Amy; Bradshaw-Ward, Danita; Kinshuk & Savenye, Wilhelmina
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transcriptomic profiling of miR-203a inhibitor and miR-34b-injected zebrafish (Danio rerio) validates oil-induced neurological, cardiovascular and eye toxicity response pathways (open access)

Transcriptomic profiling of miR-203a inhibitor and miR-34b-injected zebrafish (Danio rerio) validates oil-induced neurological, cardiovascular and eye toxicity response pathways

Article discusses how the global sequencing of microRNA (miRNA; miR) and integration to downstream mRNA expression profiles in early life stages (ELS) of fish following exposure to crude oil determined consistently dysregulated miRNAs regardless of the oil source or fish species. The overlay of differentially expressed miRNAs and mRNAs into in silico software determined that the key roles of these miRNAs were predicted to be involved in cardiovascular, neurological and visually-mediated pathways.
Date: November 21, 2022
Creator: Maguson, Jason T.; Leads, Rachel R.; McGruer, Victoria; Qian, Le; Tanabe, Philip; Roberts, Aaron P. et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Long-range current-induced spin accumulation in chiral crystals (open access)

Long-range current-induced spin accumulation in chiral crystals

Article states that chiral materials, similarly to human hands, have distinguishable right-handed and left-handed enantiomers which may behave differently in response to external stimuli, so for the first time the authors use an approach based on the density functional theory (DFT)+PAOFLOW calculations to quantitatively estimate the so-called collinear Rashba–Edelstein effect (REE) that generates spin accumulation parallel to charge current and can manifest as chirality-dependent charge-to-spin conversion in chiral crystals. The authors reveal that the spin accumulation induced in the bulk by an electric current is intrinsically protected by the quasi-persistent spin helix arising from the crystal symmetries present in chiral systems with the Weyl spin–orbit coupling.
Date: November 18, 2022
Creator: Roy, Arunesh; Cerasoli, Frank T.; Jayaraj, Anooja; Tenzin, Karma; Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco & Sławińska, Jagoda
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Access Services 2.0 through Employee-Directed Planning

Presentation discusses utilizing participatory leadership techniques such as circle practice and World Cafe´ to enhance employee involvement in organizational planning. Access Services employees were empowered to participate in setting goals, future planning, and restructuring the department. The details of the process, lessons learned, and challenges will be shared. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh & Knox, Briana
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Filling the Gap: A Focus on Accessibility and Curriculum in Equipment Lending

Presentation discussing the steps taken to create a new circulating collection of equipment items, from needs assessment and item selection to circulation and promotion. Best practices for cataloging, circulation, and item storage will be discussed. Presenters share a LibGuide created to enhance the discoverability of the collection and discuss decisions made about content and format. The presenters also highlight project successes, as well as some of the challenges faced and lessons learned. It was presented at the 2022 Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Knox, Briana & Akers, Emily
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Impact of COVID-19 Shocks on Business and GDP of Global Economy (open access)

The Impact of COVID-19 Shocks on Business and GDP of Global Economy

Article examines the relationship between COVID-19 shocks and GDP loss of different countries worldwide based on the seven scenarios of the epidemiological DSGE/CGE model. Their results reveal that the most significant GDP loss is associated with Japan, Germany, and the US, respectively, which are industrialized countries with the most prominent automobile manufacturers.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Ahangar, Reza Gharoie & Kim, Myungsup
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Novel thin polymeric magnetic membranes study for applications in the future biomedical devices (open access)

Novel thin polymeric magnetic membranes study for applications in the future biomedical devices

Article describes how biomedical devices such as pumping/mixing fluids, cell-culturing, and drug delivery often use different actuation methods. In regard to magnetic actuation, membranes with a local distribution of magnetic particles are investigated and compared to membranes with randomly distributed magnetic particles, which in turn may enhance the actuation performance for certain applications.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Manzo, Maurizio & Bakaraju, Megha
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Role of Electronic Healthcare Record Adoption in Enhancing the Relationship between Quality Measures and Hospital Financial Performance (open access)

Role of Electronic Healthcare Record Adoption in Enhancing the Relationship between Quality Measures and Hospital Financial Performance

Article asserts that the most significant government-mandated technology is the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The present research examines EHR through the lens of Resource Advantage Theory –– to empirically assess how partial and comprehensive implementation levels of EHR adoption influence quality management and financial performance of hospitals.
Date: November 16, 2022
Creator: Malhan, Amit; Pavur, Robert J.; Pelton, Lou E. & Manuj, Ila
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Effects of an exogenous ketone ester using multi-omics in skeletal muscle of aging C57BL/6J male mice (open access)

Effects of an exogenous ketone ester using multi-omics in skeletal muscle of aging C57BL/6J male mice

Article shows that oral R,S-1,3, butanediol diacetoacetate (BD-AcAc2) consumption results in body weight loss or maintenance with moderate increases in circulating ketones. The purpose of this study was to determine if a diet consisting of 25% BD-AcAc2 (ketone ester, KE) would alter body composition, transcriptional regulation, the proteome, and the lipidome of skeletal muscle in aged mice.
Date: November 15, 2022
Creator: Roberts, Brandon M.; Deemer, Sarah E.; Smith Jr., Daniel L.; Mobley, James A.; Musi, Nicolas & Plaisance, Eric P.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Plexcitonic interactions in spherical and bi-pyramidical Au nanoparticles with monolayer WSe₂

Article describes how plasmons associated with zero-dimensional (0D) metal nanoparticles and their synergistic interactions with excitons in two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors offer opportunities for remarkable spectral tunability not otherwise evident in the pristine parent materials, which necessitates an in-depth study elucidating the nature of the plasmonic and excitonic interactions, jointly referred to as plexcitons in order to understand the foundational aspects of the light–matter interactions in hybrid 0D–2D systems. The authors examine the plexcitonic interactions of van der Waals (vdWs) hybrid structures composed of 2D WSe2 and 0D Au nanoparticles (Au-NPs) in their spherical (Au-Sp) and bi-pyramidical (Au-BP) architectures, which demonstrates that geometry-mediated response of the AuNPs provides another degree of freedom to modulate the carrier photodynamics in WSe₂.
Date: November 15, 2022
Creator: Jayanand, Kishan & Kaul, Anupama
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The protein conformational basis of isoflavone biosynthesis (open access)

The protein conformational basis of isoflavone biosynthesis

Authors of the article assert that isoflavonoids play important roles in plant defense and also exhibit a range of mammalian health-promoting activities. They emphasize that understanding the structural basis of isoflavone biosynthesis will facilitate the engineering of new bioactive isoflavonoids.
Date: November 15, 2022
Creator: Wang, Xiaoqiang; Pan, Haiyun; Sagurthi, Someswar; Paris, Vincent; Zhuo, Chunliu & Dixon, R. A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library