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Publication date: 10 May 2013

Christopher Walton and Anne Morris

The aims of this paper are to: investigate the citation‐patterns of monograph books in taxonomic botany (looking mainly at publications and publishers, and the age of…

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Purpose

The aims of this paper are to: investigate the citation‐patterns of monograph books in taxonomic botany (looking mainly at publications and publishers, and the age of current literature); and make recommendations for collections management and reference services in libraries that hold botany materials.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 454 citations were collected at random from 47 botanical monographs published in 2009; a Bradford distribution of cited journals was produced; age‐distributions of citations were devised; and other bibliographical characteristics were tabulated.

Findings

A small Bradfordian core of highly‐cited journals and important publishers of monograph books were identified; monographs are cited more often than journal articles; older materials are more important than in other sciences; monographs are used by botanists for current awareness purposes; coverage of botanical journals by citation indexes is poor.

Research limitations/implications

The small size of the sample means that results were indicative. Further studies could: take larger samples; look at citations in journal articles, theses, conference proceeding; look at citations made over several years.

Practical implications

Librarians should: note the core botanical journals identified here; continue to acquire botanical monographs and to retain older materials; display new botanical monographs prominently and include them in current awareness services.

Originality/value

The bibliometrics of taxonomic botany have previously been little studied; likewise citations from monographs. This paper fills some of the gaps. Some of the bibliometric methods of J. M. Cullars were applied to botanical literature.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 69 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 18 January 2013

Koteppa Banateppanvar, B.S. Biradar and B.U. Kannappanavar

The purpose of this paper is to determine the materials cited in doctoral theses of botany, submitted to the Kuvempu University during the years 2000‐2006, with the aim of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine the materials cited in doctoral theses of botany, submitted to the Kuvempu University during the years 2000‐2006, with the aim of improving the existing collection development of the library.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employed descriptive research design. Theses submitted for the award of Doctoral degree from 2000 to 2006 to the Department of Botany, Kuvempu University were examined. The population of the study was all the theses submitted during the periods under study. Data were extracted from title page and references given at the end of each chapter. Extracted data were analysed using statistics.

Findings

The study reveals that journals are the most preferred sources of information used by the researchers in the field of botany, accounting for 74.77 per cent of total citations, although citations from books, proceedings, theses, reports and patents are also found. It is also observed those researchers are not taking much advantage of internet resources. The journal Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (USA) was ranked the first, with 158 citations, accounting for 7.57 per cent of the total journal citations. Further, Bradford's law of scattering was applied. It is observed that major citations come from journal literature. In addition, more cited materials were contributed by multi authors and degree of collaboration is 0.75.

Research limitations/implications

The paper presents a sense of the importance of botany research, and as such informs that community, as well as researchers involved in citation analysis.

Originality/value

The outcome of the study is an original research work with citation analysis of doctoral theses in botany. It highlights the information materials available and used by researchers of the Botany Department for their research work and those which need to be added for a healthy collection.

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Publication date: 1 January 1979

Elisabeth B. Davis

Botany continues to be a popular publishing area for reference books that range from manuals on experimental biochemical methods to guides for studying and identifying the…

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Botany continues to be a popular publishing area for reference books that range from manuals on experimental biochemical methods to guides for studying and identifying the flora of regions, counties, and parks. In an attempt to reduce the voluminous amount of literature to manageable size this survey will focus on botanical reference works published during 1977–78 that are suitable for academic libraries. Applied areas such as agriculture, horticulture, and forestry are not included; the numerous regional guides or keys to flora are not noted here unless they have more than provincial importance.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 7 November 2008

Violeta Roso

A close dry port with direct rail connection to a seaport is a potential solution for seaport terminal congestion as well as for better seaport inland access. The purpose…

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Purpose

A close dry port with direct rail connection to a seaport is a potential solution for seaport terminal congestion as well as for better seaport inland access. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and define impediments to a close advanced intermodal terminal – dry port implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

Comparative case studies through face‐to‐face interviews and a literature review have been carried out in order to accomplish the purpose. In addition, secondary sources such as reports, internal documents and web pages were used.

Findings

The most common factors that impede dry port implementation are infrastructure, land use, environment and regulations. Hence, the same reduce the efficiency of freight movements on land access routes to and from seaports. An advanced intermodal terminal must fit into a complex system where the necessary infrastructure is in place and the regulatory systems are properly designed to optimize the involvement of both the public and the private sector.

Research limitations/implications

Empirical data for the case studies are collected at Port Botany, Sydney, and its close intermodal terminals. A more comprehensive view of the problem could be obtained through additional case studies on other countries' seaports' intermodal terminals.

Originality/value

The idea behind the study is to contribute to a better understanding of the concept of close dry port through the factors that influence the implementation of the same and thereby to improve knowledge of the implementation of the concept.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 38 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 November 1991

Roger Mills and Anne‐Marie Townsend

Describes the history and current working of one of the“world′s most interesting collections of botanical books andmanuscripts”. Notes in particular the work of William…

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Describes the history and current working of one of the “world′s most interesting collections of botanical books and manuscripts”. Notes in particular the work of William Sherard, one of the outstanding botanists of his day, and refers to other important works in the collection. Comments that the library is Oxford University′s main collection of books covering botany, agricultural science and forestry.

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New Library World, vol. 92 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 17 July 2020

Nani Maiya Sujakhu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Hua Yang, Yufang Su, Jianchu Xu and Jun He

This paper aims to document the adaptation strategies developed by local farmers to adjust to climate change and related hazards in Lijiang Prefecture in Southwest China…

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Purpose

This paper aims to document the adaptation strategies developed by local farmers to adjust to climate change and related hazards in Lijiang Prefecture in Southwest China, and quantify the determinants of the adaptation measures.

Design/methodology/approach

The study conducted a household survey with 433 respondents in Lijiang to documents adaptation measures. The authors used a multivariate probit model to quantify five categories of adaptation measures against a set of household features, extension and information, resources, social network, financial assets and perception variables.

Findings

The most significant determinants consisted of information on early climate warnings and impending hazards, ownership to land and livestock, irrigation membership in community-based organisations, household savings, cash crop farming and perceptions of climate change and its related hazards. Adaptation strategies and policies highlighting these determinants could help to improve climate change adaptation in the region.

Originality/value

This study quantified the determinants of adaptive strategies and mapped important determinants for the region that will provide farmers with the appropriate resources and information to implement the best practices for adapting to climatic changes. The method and findings could be useful and easily replicable for future agriculture policies.

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International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-8692

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Audrey Schadt

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Reference Reviews, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Pamela M. Rose

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Electronic Resources Review, vol. 4 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1364-5137

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Publication date: 27 April 2012

John Goodier

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Reference Reviews, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 March 1974

K. BHATTACHARYYA

This paper examines the implications of the findings of evaluative tests regarding the retrieval performance of natural language in various subject fields. It suggests…

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This paper examines the implications of the findings of evaluative tests regarding the retrieval performance of natural language in various subject fields. It suggests parallel investigations into the structure of natural language, with particular reference to terminology, as used in the different branches of basic science. The criteria for defining the terminological consistency of a subject are formulated and a measure suggested for determining the degree of terminological consistency.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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