Lourdes Fernández

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This paper describes MiBiblio, a highly personalizable interface to large collections in digital libraries. MiBiblio allows users to create virtual places we term personal spaces. As users find useful items in the repositories, they organize these items and keep them handy in their personal spaces for future use. Personal spaces may also be updated by user(More)
We present Zeus, an environment designed to aid in the creation of a repository of digital theses. Zeus is an asynchronous cooperative toolset which allows the revision and annotation of digital theses over the Internet. With Zeus, students working on their theses (and their academic committees) are provided with a highly personalizable environment which(More)
Digital libraries can be regarded as virtual spaces in which collaborative scholarly research can be conducted. Floristic digital libraries provide such collaboration spaces for scientists working on solutions for Earth’s biodiversity problems. However, group awareness and collaboration are not easily achieved in an increasingly distributed environment such(More)
Diabetes health disparities among Hispanic populations have been countered with federally funded health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dissemination has focused on program adaptation to local cultural contexts for greater acceptability and sustainability. Taking a broader approach and drawing on our experience in Mexican American communities at(More)
This paper analyzes some of the factors that prevent knowledge construction and reuse in traditional library settings and describes VRef, an environment designed to provide users with the functionality of digital libraries in the areas of collaboration and social construction of knowledge. VRef makes it possible for users to post their information needs to(More)
Azaspiracids (AZA) are a group of food poisoning phycotoxins that are known to accumulate in shellfish. They are produced by some species of the planktonic dinophycean taxon Amphidomataceae. Azaspiracids have been first discovered in Ireland but are now reported in shellfish from numerous global sites thus showing a wide distribution. In shellfish samples(More)
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