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    Afl Cio Observation

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    One of the main goals is to improve staff excellence. Since 2008 faculty have been increasingly recognized for their excellence. Additional staff also had to be hired. For example, one recent hire in the iSchool has been Richard Marciano, a former staff member of one of the top Information and Library Science School programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Another recent hire has been Benjamin Scott Blake, who is a real boon to the libraries labor collections. He holds a BA in labor economics and an MLIS in Labor Archives from the University of…

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    Midterms How do the choices made by the archivist in selection, appraisal and arrangement/description of archival materials ultimately affect the historical record? Archivist have a greater impact on history, culture and how the future sees the present (past) than most. An archivist can pick and choose which record, document or artifact can go into storage for later research. Not only that, but how it is cared for (arrangement/display) and put out for the public to view can affect what the…

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    Preservation of Physical and Digital Materials Preservation must be given proper consideration when planning increases in access, especially when working with items from the 1920s and 1930s. When it comes to digitizing to preserve and the challenges of preserving both files and documents, there is disagreement among archivist about best practices. While some archivists see as much value in a digital file as they do in a document, others dismiss digitization completely. Access to digital files…

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    In chapter three Selection and Appraisal in Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives says “selection and appraisal are that the heart of archival work.” The word appraisal is the process of determine the value of a work or a piece that is disposition of record that is based upon five values. The five values are operating, administrative, legal, and fiscal values, their evidential and informational value, their arrangement and physical condition, their inherent value, and their relationship…

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    Smith’s article Gender and the Practice of Scientific Research: The Seminar and Archival Research in the Nineteenth Century in the American Historical Review. Smith’s article is able to demonstrate to the reader what factors led to historical science becoming such a male dominated profession in the nineteenth century. Smith’s article argues, among other things, that the two practices in scientific history, the seminar and archival research, were fundamental as well as influential in the…

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    Newtonian Worldview

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    reexamined by an influential French philosopher Descartes through the meditation; “that implies for Descartes a corresponding reformation of all the sciences, because in his opinion they are only non-self-sufficient members of the one all-inclusive science, and this is philosophy” (Husserl, 1982,…

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    3.1.3 Interpretivism Interpretivism is proposed as an alternative philosophy to criticize positivism, that is mainly found in the social science, and its opposition to the application of neutral observations, universal laws in natural sciences to social science research (Saunders et al., 2007). Hussy and Hussy (1997) describes interpretivism as a phenomenon that involves understanding human behaviour from the participants' own research frame, and the authors further mentioned that social reality…

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    In this passage from The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry, the use of figurative language, imagery, anaphora and parallelism, symbolism and exclusionary tone words to characterize scientific research as a dynamic, tedious, and calculated field of study that requires a variety of personality traits including curiosity, patience, and creativity. Moreover, uncertainty is identified as a central theme and elaborated on as being a necessary part to the process of scientific experimentation.…

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    Throughout history, the human race has struggled with whether it is essentially good or inherently evil. Even the greatest minds have had difficulty finding a definitive answer to this perplexing conundrum. Saint Augustine of Hippo, Hobbes, and Nietzsche all pondered this and were unable to come up with a simple answer. Fortunately, the debate that has lasted for millennia is coming to a halt. However, in order to successfully analyze the ways of humankind, a clear framework must be established.…

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    For these days, it is not that surprised to see everyone carries or uses a digital devices on the street. Cellphones, laptops, tablets, these massive types of devices have provided countless helps to our live. As the group of people that receive the most assistance from digital technology, students, especially college students (including me), are highly dependent on the technology. Technology has taken an important role on students’ college career, but as the return, students have gained huge…

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