Maryland Shared Open Access Repository
MD-SOAR is a shared digital repository platform for eleven colleges and universities in Maryland. It currently is funded entirely by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium (usmai.org) but also includes other collaborating partner institutions. MD-SOAR is jointly governed by all participating libraries, who have agreed to share policies and practices that are necessary and appropriate for the shared platform. Within this broad framework, each library provides customized repository services and collections that meet local institutional needs. Please follow the links below to learn more about each library's repository services and collections.
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(2017-12)The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between parent involvement and student motivation and grades of students of relatively high socio-economic status. The study had three hypotheses; the first ...
(The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2016-06)Co-design research with children is a field that continues to find new ground and expand as it explores new, and more ef- fective ways to design. As children become more enveloped in a world of technology and video games, ...
(A Medium Corporation, 2017-06)I was exposed to computers at a very young age. My recollection is that I was chosen to use the library’s one Apple II computer at age 7. I don’t remember what I did on it, but, I do know that sometime between then and age ...
(2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2017-06)This work outlines a study comparing graphical and textual passwords. A study was conducted with 13 children between the ages of six and twelve years old. These participants created their own textual and graphical passwords ...
Workplace Flexibility: Integrating Employer and Employee Perspectives to Close the Research-Practice Implementation Gap (The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, 2016)Workplace flexibility research has had mixed results, and varied consequences for employees and employers. Workplace flexibility is defined as a formal or informal agreement between an employer and employee to provide ...