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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Boon Low

Developing digital content for online learning is an expensive task. A cost‐effective approach is to reuse and re‐purpose existing resources. Emerging specifications such…

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Developing digital content for online learning is an expensive task. A cost‐effective approach is to reuse and re‐purpose existing resources. Emerging specifications such as those developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium allow content to be specified in standard ways, and are therefore reusable across different content management systems. This paper identifies the role of content packaging within the wider context of content management and describes the use of IMS specifications with their implementation in a prototype tool funded by the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

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VINE, vol. 32 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 8 November 2021

Amy Yeo Chu May, Carmen Teoh Chia Wen and Jeffton Low Boon Tiong

This study seeks to find an interactive effect between ethical leadership (EL) and corporate governance (CG) variables and investigate whether they would affect employee…

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This study seeks to find an interactive effect between ethical leadership (EL) and corporate governance (CG) variables and investigate whether they would affect employee organizational citizenship behavior (EOCB) in a Malaysian organizational setting. The collected data from the 300 accounting/finance department employees were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Partial Least Square–Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM; SmartPLS 3.0). Several primary results confirmed a coherent significant relationship between EL and ethical climate (EC), EL and EOCB, EL and CG, and CG and organizational success. Theoretically, it implies a more enhanced EOCB literature on how it can be infused in an organization. It also offers valuable knowledge by providing organizations with several insights concerning the improvement of EOCB, enabling the organization to achieve its desired success and, more importantly, how the findings could contribute directly and indirectly to emerging markets in terms of their industrial and financial performance.

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Environmental, Social, and Governance Perspectives on Economic Development in Asia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-895-2

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2011

Lorraine Paterson and Boon Low

This paper aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data on students' use of mobile devices and to consider the benefit of academic mobile library services to students.

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Purpose

This paper aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data on students' use of mobile devices and to consider the benefit of academic mobile library services to students.

Design/methodology/approach

Initial mobile library research included an online survey that attracted 1,716 participants. This was followed up with two discussion groups of six undergraduate and five postgraduate students. The survey followed‐on from an earlier survey conducted by the University of Edinburgh's Information Services (IS) in March 2010.

Findings

The dramatic growth of smartphone ownership among students in an eight‐month period was surprising: a 17 per cent increase between March and November 2010. In addition, 68 per cent of students who plan to change their mobile handset would upgrade to a smartphone.

Research limitations/implications

As students were unable to provide feedback on University of Edinburgh's own mobile library services, their feedback is speculative and subject to change.

Practical implications

The paper provides evidence for libraries to determine the value of developing their own mobile services. It also demonstrates the proliferation of mobile device usage within the university and library context and indicates which services students would find most useful on a mobile device.

Originality/value

The paper provides insight into a rapidly moving area of technology as demonstrated through the research. The increasing use of mobile devices among students is important to acknowledge. The role of the academic library is to embrace changing student behaviour by providing services optimised for mobile devices.

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1902

The people of this country are frequently described, more or less correctly, as “long suffering,” and there is possibly no question in regard to which they have suffered…

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The people of this country are frequently described, more or less correctly, as “long suffering,” and there is possibly no question in regard to which they have suffered so much and so long as that of the national food supply. Now and again some more thoughtful member of the Legislature addresses a question on the subject to some responsible Minister of the Crown, possibly on the sufficiency, or sometimes even on the purity of some article of food, and receives an answer which, as a general rule, is a mere feeble evasion of the particular point on which information is desired.

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British Food Journal, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 February 2006

David Reisman

Singapore's rapid economic progress has been accompanied by a series of experiments in medical savings and health insurance. This paper aims to examine the “three Ms” …

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Purpose

Singapore's rapid economic progress has been accompanied by a series of experiments in medical savings and health insurance. This paper aims to examine the “three Ms” – Medisave, MediShield, and Medifund – in order to establish the way in which the policy‐instruments are expected to deliver the status required.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper collects evidence on both outcomes and payments.

Findings

Results show that a nation in which the median citizen is under 40 is in a strong position to rely principally on individual medical savings accounts. The paper predicts that Singapore, as its population ages, will probably rely more heavily on risk pooling and insurance.

Practical implications

The practical implications are that an extension of insurance is inevitable, but that earmarked savings will probably remain the first line of defence.

Originality/value

The paper is the first to document the Singapore experience of payment for health. It draws inferences and makes recommendations that will be of interest to policy makers both in poorer and in richer countries.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1988

William J. CPA Walsh

The Tax Reform Act of 1986, signed into law by President Reagan on October 22, 1986, makes the most sweeping changes to our tax system that we have experienced in over 30…

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The Tax Reform Act of 1986, signed into law by President Reagan on October 22, 1986, makes the most sweeping changes to our tax system that we have experienced in over 30 years. Virtually every individual in the United States will feel its impact. In fact, the reverberations began late last year even though most of the law's provisions did not take effect until January 1 of this year.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 February 1998

Jyoti Lata Pandey and M.K. Banerjee

Solar selective coatings are designed and formulated for effective collection and retention of solar energy. Several types of coatings can be utilized for economical…

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Solar selective coatings are designed and formulated for effective collection and retention of solar energy. Several types of coatings can be utilized for economical collection of solar energy, the most common and simplest will be ordinary non‐glass, heat resistant black paint. The coatings may be moderately selective or non‐selective absorbers, consisting of organic or inorganic matt black paints. These are easiest to apply and the least expensive of all collector coatings. In this category other types are ceramic and organic enamels and chemical or electrochemical metal conversion coatings. An impending energy crisis has already aroused interest and scientific pursuit in the field. An analysis of the state‐of‐the‐art in solar selective coatings was felt necessary at this time.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 45 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 8 November 2021

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Environmental, Social, and Governance Perspectives on Economic Development in Asia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-895-2

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Publication date: 26 March 2021

Riyaz Ali Shaik and Elizabeth Rufus

This paper aims to review the shape sensing techniques using large area flexible electronics (LAFE). Shape perception of humanoid robots using tactile data is mainly focused.

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Purpose

This paper aims to review the shape sensing techniques using large area flexible electronics (LAFE). Shape perception of humanoid robots using tactile data is mainly focused.

Design/methodology/approach

Research papers on different shape sensing methodologies of objects with large area, published in the past 15 years, are reviewed with emphasis on contact-based shape sensors. Fiber optics based shape sensing methodology is discussed for comparison purpose.

Findings

LAFE-based shape sensors of humanoid robots incorporating advanced computational data handling techniques such as neural networks and machine learning (ML) algorithms are observed to give results with best resolution in 3D shape reconstruction.

Research limitations/implications

The literature review is limited to shape sensing application either two- or three-dimensional (3D) LAFE. Optical shape sensing is briefly discussed which is widely used for small area. Optical scanners provide the best 3D shape reconstruction in the noncontact-based shape sensing; here this paper focuses only on contact-based shape sensing.

Practical implications

Contact-based shape sensing using polymer nanocomposites is a very economical solution as compared to optical 3D scanners. Although optical 3D scanners can provide a high resolution and fast scan of the 3D shape of the object, they require line of sight and complex image reconstruction algorithms. Using LAFE larger objects can be scanned with ML and basic electronic circuitory, which reduces the price hugely.

Social implications

LAFE can be used as a wearable sensor to monitor critical biological parameters. They can be used to detect shape of large body parts and aid in designing prosthetic devices. Tactile sensing in humanoid robots is accomplished by electronic skin of the robot which is a prime example of human–machine interface at workplace.

Originality/value

This paper reviews a unique feature of LAFE in shape sensing of large area objects. It provides insights from mechanical, electrical, hardware and software perspective in the sensor design. The most suitable approach for large object shape sensing using LAFE is also suggested.

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Industrial Robot: the international journal of robotics research and application, vol. 48 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-991X

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Article
Publication date: 1 November 1910

PERHAPS there is no library topic more interesting both to librarians and to the public whom they serve than the ethical influence of the fiction which forms such a large…

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PERHAPS there is no library topic more interesting both to librarians and to the public whom they serve than the ethical influence of the fiction which forms such a large percentage of the circulation of the average Public Library. Opinions will probably always differ widely as to whether individual novels are moral or immoral, and yet it should be possible to establish some criteria of morality in fiction to which the majority of us would be willing to consent.

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New Library World, vol. 13 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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