29 Works

Perceived Fairness in the Taxation of a Digital Business Model

Stefan Greil, Christian Schwarz & Stefan Stein
Forschungsberichte des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Hochschule Düsseldorf, 2018(47), 1-27

Some Conversation Starters Concerning the Problem of Online-Only Music for Libraries

Brandon Butler
In this white paper, I discuss some of the copyright-related problems libraries face as they attempt to collect digital music, as well as possible solutions. The paper was prepared as part of an IMLS-funded project led by John Vallier and Judy Tsou at the University of Washington. Their final report for the grant is: Tsou, Judy and John Vallier. "Ether Today, Gone Tomorrow: 21st Century Sound Recording Collection in Crisis." Notes, vol. 72 no. 3,...

Performance Verification Statement For the Sunburst SAMI-pH Sensor.

T. Johengen, G.J. Smith, D. Schar, M. Atkinson, H. Purcell, D. Loewensteiner, Z. Epperson & M. Tamburri
The Alliance for Coastal Technology (ACT) conducted a sensor verification study of in situ pH sensors during 2013 and 2014 to characterize performance measures of accuracy and reliability in a series of controlled laboratory studies and field mooring tests in diverse coastal environments. A ten week long laboratory study was conducted at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and involved week long exposures at a full range of temperature and salinity conditions. Tests were conducted...

Comparison of multi-robot task allocation algorithms

Ángela Patricia Enríquez Gómez
Multi-robot systems (MRS) are capable of performing a set of tasks by dividing them among the robots in the fleet. One of the challenges of working with multirobot systems is deciding which robot should execute each task. Multi-robot task allocation (MRTA) algorithms address this problem by explicitly assigning tasks to robots with the goal of maximizing the overall performance of the system. The indoor transportation of goods is a practical application of multi-robot systems in...

Comparative Analysis of Techniques for Spatio-Temporal World Modeling

Ethan Oswald Massey
Currently, a variety of methods exist for creating different types of spatio-temporal world models. Despite the numerous methods for this type of modeling, there exists no methodology for comparing the different approaches or their suitability for a given application e.g. logistics robots. In order to establish a means for comparing and selecting the best-fitting spatio-temporal world modeling technique, a methodology and standard set of criteria must be established. To that end, state-of-the-art methods for this...

Verändern – Wirklichkeit formen

Frisch gedruckt, als ePaper oder PDF-Datei: Der Jahresbericht der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg für das Jahr 2018 liegt jetzt vor. Im Mittelpunkt des Berichts steht dieses Mal das Thema "verändern – Wirklichkeit formen".

Information required for the risk assessment of undeclared food allergens in Ireland

Note: this is a Report of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on Information required for the risk assessment of undeclared food allergens in Ireland (ISBN 978-1-910348-27-7). The original report can be found on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website (www.fsai.ie). The goal of this report is to provide scientific advice to the FSAI on the data inputs needed for the risk assessment of undeclared allergens in foods to underpin...

Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising over 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012, IPBES provides policymakers with objective scientific assessments about the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the contributions they make to people, as well as options and actions to protect and sustainably use these vital natural assets. The IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services represents the landmark product of the first work programme of IPBES...

Advice on MDMA in maize

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Office for Risk Assessment and Research
MDMA is the active ingredient of XTC. When drug waste containing MDMA was found in farmland and when NVWA discovered that maize on this farmland contained MDMA as well, the Office for Risk Assessment & Research (BuRO) investigated the risks of the consumption of MDMA-contaminated maize to public and animal health.

CF-netCDF3 Data Model Extension standard. Version 3.1.

Ben Domenico
The OGC netCDF encoding supports electronic encoding of geospatial data, that is, digital geospatial information representing space and time-varying phenomena. This standard specifies the CF-netCDF data model extension. This standard specifies the CF-netCDF data model mapping onto the ISO 19123 coverage schema. This standard deals with multi-dimensional gridded data and multi-dimensional multipoint data. In particular, this extension standard encoding profile is limited to multi-point, and regular and warped grids; however, irregular grids are important in...

Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising over 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012, IPBES provides policymakers with objective scientific assessments about the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the contributions they make to people, as well as options and actions to protect and sustainably use these vital natural assets. The IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services represents the landmark product of the first work programme of IPBES...

Digital Collecting for Events and Emergencies: Survey Analysis

Kara McClurken
In the late summer and fall of 2018, the University of Virginia Library sent out a survey that focused on practices utilized in digital collecting that required a rapid response to capture information about an event or emergency. This survey of 21 questions (available in the appendix) was sent out to the cultural heritage community in mid-August primarily through listserv and Twitter solicitation to various cultural heritage communities. The survey was open for about six...

Report: Early Childhood Mapping Project 2018

Charlotte McClintock, Naomi Gaba, Julia Thompson, Isabel Coughlin, Yue Li, Margaret Cherry, Caitlen Moser & Cristalle Madray
This project aims to create a base map of services available in Charlottesville and Albemarle County for children ages 0-5 living in low-income families, at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. As a team, we inventoried child care, early childhood education, health, nutrition, special education, home visiting, and foster care prevention services available to low-income families. While we were not able to map every single service available to families in Charlottesville and Albemarle...

Charlottesville Child Welfare Study

Michele Claibourn, Charlotte McClintock, Bharat Aluri, Rebecca Elder, James Mekavibul, Naifei Pan, Natalie Provost, Hannah Sullivan, Jia Ying Wang, Michael Woon & Melissa Wu
Studies throughout the United States have repeatedly shown that black children and their families are dis- proportionately represented in the child welfare system and frequently experience disparate, and less favorable, outcomes relative to white children and their families. This study assesses Charlottesville’s child welfare caseload for evidence of racial disproportionality – overrepresentation of racial groups in the child welfare system relative to their presence in the population – and racial disparity – less favorable outcomes...

The Law and Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights and Copyrights

Brandon Butler
This report is written to inform the participants in a new collaborative project to improve how accessible texts (i.e., texts in formats that meet the needs of users with disabilities)1 are created, managed, and stored. It provides a concise, up-to-date summary of the two key legal pressures that bear on the creation and sharing of accessible texts: the civil rights laws that require creation and distribution of accessible texts by IHEs to ensure equitable access...

Interactive Object Detection

Priyanka Subramanya Vokuda
The success of state-of-the-art object detection methods depend heavily on the availability of a large amount of annotated image data. The raw image data available from various sources are abundant but non-annotated. Annotating image data is often costly, time-consuming or needs expert help. In this work, a new paradigm of learning called Active Learning is explored which uses user interaction to obtain annotations for a subset of the dataset. The goal of active learning is...

Advice on the risks in the egg supply chain

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Office for Risk Assessment and Research
The levels of food safety and animal welfare for the egg supply chain in the Netherlands are high. Nonetheless further improvements could be made as indicated in this risk assessment. Food safety risks are mainly caused by Salmonella. Consumers can act themselves by storing eggs after purchase in the refrigerator at a maximum temperature of 7 °C.

ITS Jahresbericht 2018

Jahresbericht / Institut für IT-Service, 2018

Spatial Audit of Charlottesville Parks

Mikala Reiman, Chenjie Xiong, Taylor Kitchens, Sophia Woods, Mennen Middlebrooks, Rachel Moon & Xiaoxue Jiang
Charlottesville city parks provide its community members with areas of public space, outdoor recreation, and interactive play. However, the community served is primarily those of able-bodied individuals. This audit aims to identify the environmental and designed barriers of the community with limited mobility, navigating through exclusive playspaces of Charlottesville and the greater Albemarle area. A scorecard was designed to evaluate Charlottesville parks to analyze aspects of playspaces in parks that contribute to, or detract from,...

Twenty Questions About Design Behavior for Sustainability

Karen Akerloff, Shazeen Attari, Marco Aurisicchio, Tima Bansal, Michaela Barnett, Tomeka Caroll, Juan Castilla-Rho, Nina Chen, Nina Cohen, Sara Constantino, Monica Contestabile, Jeff Domanski, Anna Ebers, Doug Farr, Lina Fedirko, Paul Ferraro, Eleni Fischer, Baruch Fischhoff, Maya Fischhoff, James Geppner, John Gero, Richard Gonzalez, Bethany Gordon, Patrick Hancock, Marisa Henry … & Michelle Zong
To advance understanding of design behavior for sustainability, our panel engaged more than three dozen experts from diverse fields—and spanning academia, practice, and policy. Panelists’ perspectives were synthesized over the course of a year, with two days of in-person discussion preceded and followed by virtual collaboration. As an entry point to study design behavior for sustainability, our panel focused on the design of the human built environment. Such design shapes the quality of human life,...

Information required for the risk assessment of undeclared food allergens in Ireland

Note: this is a Report of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on Information required for the risk assessment of undeclared food allergens in Ireland (ISBN 978-1-910348-27-7). The original report can be found on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website (www.fsai.ie). The goal of this report is to provide scientific advice to the FSAI on the data inputs needed for the risk assessment of undeclared allergens in foods to underpin...

Advice on the risks in the egg supply chain

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Office for Risk Assessment and Research
The levels of food safety and animal welfare for the egg supply chain in the Netherlands are high. Nonetheless further improvements could be made as indicated in this risk assessment. Food safety risks are mainly caused by Salmonella. Consumers can act themselves by storing eggs after purchase in the refrigerator at a maximum temperature of 7 °C.

Advice on the risks in the poulty meat supply chain

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Office for Risk Assessment and Research
Within the poultry meat supply chain, food safety and animal welfare risks can emerge at multiple locations between farm and consumer. Knowledge about these risks is necessary for effective and efficient supervision in order to minimize or prevent these risks. The Office for Risk Assessment & Research presents its research findings in the first risk assessment of the poultry meat supply chain.

Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis: 2018 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund recipient report

Kara McClurken, Elizabeth Mitchell & Jeremy Boggs
The University of Virginia Library applied for a 2018 Catalyst Fund grant to help cultural institutions and communities of all sizes be better prepared for and able to implement digital collecting strategies during and after rapidly evolving emergencies and/or community crises (such as controversies, natural disasters and public emergencies). Digital photos, videos, and social media content are major components of these community experiences, and collecting them as well as other materials (posters, ephemera, traditional media...

Charlottesville Foster Care Study

Michele Claibourn, Charlotte McClintock, Brago Aboagye-Nyame, Hannah Adams, Kathryn Bernard, Conor Boyle, Charlotte deButts, Jacqueline Hammaker, Alex Hendel, Carolynn McElroy, Rishabh Nagpal, Carolyn Ours, Anastasia Polkovnichenko & Savannah Quick
Building on the 2018 Charlottesville Child Welfare report, this study investigates racial disproportionality – over-representation of racial groups in the child welfare system relative to their presence in the population – and racial disparity – less favorable outcomes for some racial groups compared to others – for children interacting with the Charlottesville Department of Social Services over a three year period, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. We focus here on the child...

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