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Publication date: 1 February 1996

Barbara Weaver, Howard Boksenbaum and Andrew Egan

The “Libraries in Rhode Island” menu of the Ocean State Free‐Net (OSFN; see figure 1) presents the overarching multilibrary network in the state of Rhode Island (see…

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The “Libraries in Rhode Island” menu of the Ocean State Free‐Net (OSFN; see figure 1) presents the overarching multilibrary network in the state of Rhode Island (see figure 2). The Rhode Island Depart‐ment of State Library Services initiated the OSFN to provide online public access to libraries statewide. The menu represents access to the catalogs of 51 of Rhode Island's 62 public and academic libraries.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 14 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 November 1988

Andrew G. Howard

CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) is usually viewed as a vast and complex undertaking which only the General Motors of this world can afford. This article puts…

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CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) is usually viewed as a vast and complex undertaking which only the General Motors of this world can afford. This article puts forward a simple CIM strategy based on a building block approach using UNIX (the industry standard hardware independent computer operating system). This approach ensures companies start with systems they can afford and also manage. Risks are decreased, small companies too can now build their own CIM strategies. UNIX's great strength is portability and flexibility: companies can start with basic MRP systems and build upon those, integrating at will the more specific elements of CIM as they are needed. The suitability of UNIX for this “mix and match” approach is examined. No longer is there any need to be locked in to one hardware or software supplier. Competitive edge too is improved as the manufacturer can respond quickly to the fluctuating nature of the consumer market. As new products are required, new computer control systems can easily be integrated with the core system.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 88 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 1 December 1994

Andrew Howard and Matthew Joint

Analyses some of the reasons for fatigue and stress among drivers.Contributors to fatigue can be the distance travelled, or sleepingdisorders. Contributors to driver…

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Analyses some of the reasons for fatigue and stress among drivers. Contributors to fatigue can be the distance travelled, or sleeping disorders. Contributors to driver stress can include worry and emotional stress, related to work or to life events; or road rage. Identifies ways in which stress, fatigue and road rage can be reduced or avoided. Provides advice for fleet managers on making driving safer.

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Employee Councelling Today, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-8217

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Publication date: 9 January 2007

Andrew J. Policano

The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of the media rankings of business schools from the perspective of students, business schools and the media.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of the media rankings of business schools from the perspective of students, business schools and the media.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper analyses the rankings given to various schools by various publications.

Findings

The media rankings give the perception that there are more significant differences between similar MBA programs than actually exist. Indeed, many times it is the arbitrary weighting assigned by the media to the variables in the ranking rather than the quality of the school that accounts for differences across similar programs. A more accurate description of quality would be obtained by rating schools in groups of programs of similar quality.

Originality/value

Business school applicants can utilize media rankings to identify the top 100 MBA programs but should not base their decision between different programs on a specific ranking of one school relative to another. Rather, the applicant should examine the raw data behind the ranking, along with many other non‐quantitative factors, in assessing which is the program best matches their particular interests and aspirations.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 March 1977

IAN CAMPBELL

When the brilliant and solitary author of “The house with the green shutters” died young, not a little tidying‐up remained to be done. That, in the absence of a public…

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When the brilliant and solitary author of “The house with the green shutters” died young, not a little tidying‐up remained to be done. That, in the absence of a public library in rural Ayrshire, is what the librarian of Ayr Burgh set out to do.

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Library Review, vol. 26 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 30 April 2021

Laura Rosenberg

This paper analyzes the beginning of the journalistic career of the youngest members of Página/12 and Tiempo Argentino newspapers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The…

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This paper analyzes the beginning of the journalistic career of the youngest members of Página/12 and Tiempo Argentino newspapers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ethnographic research took place in the newsrooms between 2011 and 2015 to study the socialization process of young reporters and interns in media press. With this goal in mind, it explores how they learn the values and practical rules of the journalistic world, starting with the interactions they engage on with other members of that environment, such as their colleagues and editors, as well as how they deal with the sources. The research was structured in five dimensions of analysis that contributed to explain the socialization process: (1) The channels and strategies to enter the journalistic field, (2) the newcomers' rites de passage, (3) the forms of socialization within the newsrooms, (4) the identification processes, and (5) the strategies that these young people implement in the medium term to stay in the journalistic world.

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Radical Interactionism and Critiques of Contemporary Culture
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-029-8

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Publication date: 17 August 2010

B. Clifford Neuman

The purpose of this paper is to look at the recent growth of the Internet, and how it has greatly increased the amount of information that is accessible and the number of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to look at the recent growth of the Internet, and how it has greatly increased the amount of information that is accessible and the number of resources that are available to users. To exploit this growth, it must be possible for users to find the information and resources they need. Existing techniques for organizing systems have evolved from those used on centralized systems, but these techniques are inadequate for organizing information on a global scale.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes Prospero, a distributed file system based on the Virtual System Model. Prospero provides tools to help users organize Internet resources.

Findings

These tools allow users to construct customized views of available resources, while taking advantage of the structure imposed by others.

Originality/value

Prospero provides a framework that can tie together various indexing services, producing the fabric on which resource discovery techniques can be applied.

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Internet Research, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 July 2006

Pauline Simpson and Jessie Hey

To provide an overview of how open access (OA) repositories have grown to take a premier place in the e‐research knowledge cycle and offer Southampton's route from project…

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Purpose

To provide an overview of how open access (OA) repositories have grown to take a premier place in the e‐research knowledge cycle and offer Southampton's route from project to sustainable institutional repository.

Design/methodology/approach

The evolution of institutional repositories and OA is outlined raising questions of multiplicity of repository choice for the researcher. A case study of the University of Southampton research repository (e‐Prints Soton) route to sustainability is explored with a description of a new project that will contribute to e‐research by linking text and data.

Findings

A model for IR sustainability.

Originality/value

The TARDis project was one of the first IRs to achieve central university funding in the UK. Combined with increased visibility and citation, the research assessment exercise route has become the “hook” on which a number of IRs are basing their business models.

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Program, vol. 40 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 22 May 2013

Barbara A. Marinak and Linda B. Gambrell

Purpose – To provide classroom teachers with the rationale and methods necessary to grow the engagement of struggling readers.Design/methodology/approach – The chapter is…

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Purpose – To provide classroom teachers with the rationale and methods necessary to grow the engagement of struggling readers.Design/methodology/approach – The chapter is organized as a series of mini case studies.Findings – Provides a comprehensive description of the methods/practices used with each student or group of students in order to encourage methodological replication.Research limitations/implications – This is not an exhaustive overview of engaging methods, but the case studies should be familiar to classroom teachers and reading specialists. The authors carefully explain how the methods were differentiated for each student or group of students. In addition, the methods are described in sufficient detail so as to ensure that readers can utilize the methods and/or practices with their struggling readers.Practical implications – The chapter advocates that classroom teachers and/or reading specialists carefully consider motivation when planning intervention. The crafted case studies illuminate how such planning and delivery might be implemented.Originality/value of chapter – In order for struggling readers to engage with text for purpose and pleasure, a responsive approach is necessary. Such an approach considers motivation as a critical competent of effective intervention.

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School-Based Interventions for Struggling Readers, K-8
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-696-5

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Publication date: 1 November 2018

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William A. Paton: A Study of his Accounting Thought
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-408-4

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