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Publication date: 1 March 1988

HARRY EAST and AMBER ADAMS

Brian Vickery has been a prolific writer as this list — which covers a period of forty active years — indicates. There are almost certainly omissions. He has, for example…

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Brian Vickery has been a prolific writer as this list — which covers a period of forty active years — indicates. There are almost certainly omissions. He has, for example, been an incisive if gentle reviewer, in this and other journals, of the contemporary literature. Only a few of his extended reviews are included here. The bibliography illustrates the breadth of Brian's professional interests: from Bradford's law in the forties to expert systems in the eighties, with significant contributions to contemporary developments throughout the interim. The range is formidable and characteristic.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 44 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 April 1986

RICHARD KIMBER

Edith Margaret Robertson Ditmas — ‘E.D.’ to her staff and many colleagues, ‘Edith’ to her family and friends — was appointed General Secretary of Aslib in May 1933 in…

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Edith Margaret Robertson Ditmas — ‘E.D.’ to her staff and many colleagues, ‘Edith’ to her family and friends — was appointed General Secretary of Aslib in May 1933 in succession to Mr S. S. Bullock, and was redesignated Director in 1946. She retired from that post on 28 February 1950, being succeeded by Leslie Wilson. In June 1947 she took over the editorship of the Journal of Documentation with effect from the beginning of volume three, following the appointment of the founder editor, Theodore Besterman, as Counsellor, Bibliographical and Library Centre, Unesco. She continued this work until 1962. A note by Geoffrey Woledge in the June 1962 issue of the Journal informed readers that Miss Ditmas was being succeeded as Managing Editor by Miss Barbara Kyle ‘who has contributed to the Journal in the past and is now taking up a full‐time post on the Aslib staff’. It reminded readers that Aslib's establishment of the Editorial Board in 1947 had only been intended as a temporary measure (its membership in 1947 comprised F. C. Francis, D.J. Urquhart and G. Woledge) and with reference to Miss Ditmas continued:

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 42 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1992

Paul Outlet. International organisation and dissemination of knowledge: selected essays of Paul Otlet translated and edited with an introduction by W. Boyd Rayward

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Paul Outlet. International organisation and dissemination of knowledge: selected essays of Paul Otlet translated and edited with an introduction by W. Boyd Rayward. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1990. xi, 256 pp. $115.50/Dfl.225. 0 444 88678 8. (fid 684) Paul Otlet was born in Brussels in August 1868 and died there in December 1944. A lawyer who grew to be ‘bored with the law’ and became absorbed with books, libraries and information, he is probably principally remembered in connection with the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC).

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 48 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 October 2000

A.D. Madden

Anonymous peer review is an important part of the process by which academic information is evaluated. Some of the problems associated with the process are discussed below…

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Anonymous peer review is an important part of the process by which academic information is evaluated. Some of the problems associated with the process are discussed below. Although the history of peer review is well documented, there appears to be no record of when it became anonymous. Since most criticisms associated with the practice result from the anonymity of referees, this is significant. A number of well‐known and long‐established journals were approached in an attempt to determine when they adopted the process but none of the correspondents at the journals knew.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 52 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 March 1992

BLAISE CRONIN and GAIL MCKENZIE

Describes the fate of 101 manuscripts rejected by the Journal of Documentation during the years 1981–1989. More than a quarter were subsequently traced in the literature…

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Describes the fate of 101 manuscripts rejected by the Journal of Documentation during the years 1981–1989. More than a quarter were subsequently traced in the literature. The majority of re‐submitted articles appeared in journals with a lower impact factor. The limitations of the study and the methodology are acknowledged.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 48 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 December 2002

Tony Cawkell

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 58 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 December 1958

Change at Amber Chemical Co. N. H. WIGAN has resigned from the board of the Amber Chemical Co. Ltd. and J. FIRMINGER is now technical manager.

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Change at Amber Chemical Co. N. H. WIGAN has resigned from the board of the Amber Chemical Co. Ltd. and J. FIRMINGER is now technical manager.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 5 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 14 June 2013

Gunnar Rimmel and Kristina Jonäll

The purpose of this article is to provide an account of the quantity, location and intentions behind companies' biodiversity disclosure.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to provide an account of the quantity, location and intentions behind companies' biodiversity disclosure.

Design/methodology/approach

This study applies a mixed methods approach to the examination of the quantity and location of biodiversity disclosure. The research focuses on a study of corporate websites and corporate reports over a five‐year period. Interviews with company representatives were also conducted regarding company intentions behind biodiversity disclosure.

Findings

The findings of this study show that few of the companies studied have a record of providing continuous biodiversity information. Those companies that provide the most biodiversity information are in the lower‐risk sector. The interview respondents identify social environmental reporting frameworks as catalysts for biodiversity disclosure. A reason for this low level of biodiversity disclosure may be the infrequency of interaction with pressure groups. However, the respondents also state, as increasingly their companies have paid more attention to sustainability reporting in recent years, more detailed biodiversity disclosure has resulted.

Research limitations/implications

The research in this study, which is explorative and descriptive, is limited to a study of the quantity and location of biodiversity disclosure by 29 companies listed on the OMXS30 and the preparers' reasons for such disclosure.

Originality/value

This is an original study that attempts to go beyond mere reporting of biodiversity disclosure by examining the motivations for such disclosure using interviews with company representatives.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-457-7

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Publication date: 13 November 2017

Latisha Reynolds, Amber Willenborg, Samantha McClellan, Rosalinda Hernandez Linares and Elizabeth Alison Sterner

This paper aims to present recently published resources on information literacy and library instruction providing an introductory overview and a selected annotated…

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Purpose

This paper aims to present recently published resources on information literacy and library instruction providing an introductory overview and a selected annotated bibliography of publications covering all library types.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper introduces and annotates English-language periodical articles, monographs, dissertations and other materials on library instruction and information literacy published in 2016.

Findings

The paper provides information about each source, describes the characteristics of current scholarship and highlights sources that contain unique or significant scholarly contributions.

Originality/value

The information may be used by librarians and interested parties as a quick reference to literature on library instruction and information literacy.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 45 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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