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Pedogenic carbonates from vadose soils form in areas of net water deficit, have δ 18 O values that are highly correlated with that of local meteoric water, and have been widely used as paleoclimate proxy records (Cerling and Quade, 1993). Paleo-climatic and paleohydrologic studies in humid continental settings, however, have been limited by the lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates how people use the Internet to search for an altruistic kidney donor. Although many opinion pieces on this phenomenon have been written, this is the first qualitative study focused on online kidney solicitation from the potential recipient's point of view. METHODS Eight participants - four who successfully found donors(More)
This paper characterizes the types of research environments in which individuals engaged in digital curation research are embedded or have recently been educated. It reports data from an international survey of individuals who have presented their work in professional venues (conferences and journals) that address digital curation. We address a fundamental(More)
B Sides Spring 2010 Abstract: This article takes a close look at teenage education and development with the intent of discovering ways in which public libraries can be of better service to a currently underserved population. The research in the area of literacy and learning reveals that over time adults and educators have begun to expect teens to develop a(More)
Examining fragile scientific data is crucial to ensuring that these data are not lost and can continue to be part of the scientific process. In order to investigate various aspects of endangered scientific data the Data-At-Risk Initiative (DARI) project has conducted three studies that provide insight into the current state of scientific data-at-risk. The(More)