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Publication date: 1 August 2000

Chris Pond

This paper examines the state of UK official Internet publishing in 2000. It discusses issues of design, content, archiving, electronic communication, copyright and points…

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This paper examines the state of UK official Internet publishing in 2000. It discusses issues of design, content, archiving, electronic communication, copyright and points out areas where action would be desirable.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 52 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 July 1980

Chris Pond

The recent increase in unemployment has been accompanied by much discussion of the structure of unemployment. Many have occupied themselves by trying to allocate the…

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The recent increase in unemployment has been accompanied by much discussion of the structure of unemployment. Many have occupied themselves by trying to allocate the increase between the conventional categories of frictional, structural and cyclical and in trying to separate the voluntary and involuntary components of the problem. Others have investigated the nature of the problem in terms of job turnover or duration, while a number have busied themselves with the issue of whether the published unemployment figures are an accurate measure of the pressure of demand or of social distress.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 7 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Publication date: 1 August 2005

Chris Pond

To examine the effects of technical developments on demand for traditional enquiry services in the House of Commons Library.

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Purpose

To examine the effects of technical developments on demand for traditional enquiry services in the House of Commons Library.

Design/methodology/approach

Trends in enquiry load are matched against technical advances, especially in the area of user self‐service, using published and unpublished reports.

Findings

The growth of resources delivered via the Parliamentary intranet, and the provision of suitable and convenient retrieval equipment, have enabled the end‐user and significantly reduced demands on traditional librarianship and reference skills.

Research limitations/implications

Based on experience of one special library.

Practical implications

Likely to be of use to information practitioners in cognate situations where traditional approaches are being supplanted by technical change.

Originality/value

Case study of an organization adapting to the new realities of an information‐rich corps of users.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 57 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 August 2005

Caroline Auty

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 57 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 April 1979

Danica Ognjenovic

Women have always worked: whether unrecognised, at home, or more recently, as part of the paid work‐force. Their contribution to the economy has always been significant…

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Women have always worked: whether unrecognised, at home, or more recently, as part of the paid work‐force. Their contribution to the economy has always been significant, if unsung. But how far can women go within our present work‐structure; how do they fit into the existing career patterns; do they really have equal opportunity? Retailing has been one of the areas of employment where women have traditionally predominated — in numbers, at least. So what has the female work‐force done for retailing, and what are the retailers doing for the women themselves? At a time when many people are talking of a crisis of management, and looking at the pool of female labour as a largely untapped source of new talent, what part are women playing in retailing today, and what are the limitations placed on them, and why?

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 1 February 1999

George Sayers Bain

The Government appointed a Low Pay Commission to advise on the level of the initial rate, and subsequently accepted all the Commission’s recommendations in principle…

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The Government appointed a Low Pay Commission to advise on the level of the initial rate, and subsequently accepted all the Commission’s recommendations in principle, while taking a more cautious line on young workers. The National Minimum Wage will make a real difference to around two million low‐paid workers, but without significant extra cost to businesses – an addition of around 0.6 per cent to the UK wage bill. Some critics have argued for a higher initial rate, based on a mechanistic formula. But a rate which takes no account of prevailing economic circumstances or the dynamic nature of the labour market will not help low‐paid workers. It is also important to listen to employees and employers, the low paid and the low paying and reflect their views. The Low Pay Commission, which embodies the principles of social partnership, played a key role in this process.

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Employee Relations, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Chris Gilleard, Claire Pond, Amy Scamell, Ros Lobo, Katherine Simporis and Rawaf

This paper describes a survey of mental health and well‐being in the adult population served by Wandsworth Primary Care Trust. The survey was designed as a pilot to obtain…

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This paper describes a survey of mental health and well‐being in the adult population served by Wandsworth Primary Care Trust. The survey was designed as a pilot to obtain benchmark data on public mental health. The findings support the argument that absence of mental ill health does not equate with mental health. More than 12% of the sample were found to have symptoms of mental illness yet reported good mental health, while just over 10% had no symptoms but reported poor mental health. Looking at predictors, the most vulnerable to mental ill health were younger, divorced or separated adults who were unemployed and had a long‐term illness or disability. Older couples in good health were among those least likely to have mental health problems. The authors conclude that more sensitive and reliable public mental health indicators are needed to demonstrate clear evidence of improved mental health and to inform future work to improve the mental health and well‐being of the local population.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Publication date: 1 April 2005

Li‐teh Sun

Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the…

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Man has been seeking an ideal existence for a very long time. In this existence, justice, love, and peace are no longer words, but actual experiences. How ever, with the American preemptive invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the subsequent prisoner abuse, such an existence seems to be farther and farther away from reality. The purpose of this work is to stop this dangerous trend by promoting justice, love, and peace through a change of the paradigm that is inconsistent with justice, love, and peace. The strong paradigm that created the strong nation like the U.S. and the strong man like George W. Bush have been the culprit, rather than the contributor, of the above three universal ideals. Thus, rather than justice, love, and peace, the strong paradigm resulted in in justice, hatred, and violence. In order to remove these three and related evils, what the world needs in the beginning of the third millenium is the weak paradigm. Through the acceptance of the latter paradigm, the golden mean or middle paradigm can be formulated, which is a synergy of the weak and the strong paradigm. In order to understand properly the meaning of these paradigms, however, some digression appears necessary.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 25 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 July 1978

Sarah Lawson, Sheila Apted, Monica Dart, Chris Saunders, R Moss and Alan Duckworth

ANY TIME YOU can buy a hardback Walden in good condition for sixty‐five cents, you should grab it. And so I did. Thoreau would have approved, for I contemplated just what…

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ANY TIME YOU can buy a hardback Walden in good condition for sixty‐five cents, you should grab it. And so I did. Thoreau would have approved, for I contemplated just what sixty‐five cents was and whether I was likely to find another Walden for less. I set it to one side for further consideration while I browsed through other volumes in the little bookshop on 40th Street in Philadelphia. Here was a Proust for ninety cents, here was Billy Budd, here was an old edition of Hawthorne. The Proust, however, staggered under the weight of heavy inky under‐scorings; I already had a copy of Billy Budd; and the Hawthorne, I knew, existed in much better editions. Later there was a tempting French dictionary and an interesting cache of history books, but one by one Walden vanquished all comers. By the end of the afternoon it was the only possible purchase.

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New Library World, vol. 79 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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