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Publication date: 1 January 1994

Hans Roes and Joost Dijkstra

Electronic document delivery is a concept which promises to solve end‐user problems in retrieving the primary information referenced to in bibliographical databases. This…

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Electronic document delivery is a concept which promises to solve end‐user problems in retrieving the primary information referenced to in bibliographical databases. This article describes an approach to electronic document delivery which gradually evolved at Tilburg University over the past two years, leading to the development of a system called Ariadne. First of all, a pragmatic description of electronic document delivery is developed as a basis for a generation model of electronic document delivery systems. This model is illustrated with short references to existing systems and leads to the identification of global requirements for an Ariadne‐like system. Special attention will be paid to existing and developing standards in this field, notably the work of the Group on Electronic Document Interchange (GEDI). The remainder of the article addresses the general model of Ariadne, currently under development at Tilburg University. The article concludes with some strategic issues for libraries and publishers in this field, and a short look into the future.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Hans Roes

Library automation in the past twenty years has concentrated on the use of computers in traditional library services. First of all administrative processes were automated;…

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Library automation in the past twenty years has concentrated on the use of computers in traditional library services. First of all administrative processes were automated; next, the card catalogue was transformed into an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). These traditional processes were very much book‐oriented, while in the same period the importance of journals in the scientific process has grown dramatically. To cope with the growing demand for disclosure of articles, mainly outside the library world, abstracting and indexing services (AIS) emerged. However, some characteristics of AISs mean that library users use them less than OPAC. This was one reason why Tilburg University started the Online Contents project in 1989. The aim of this project was to give users information about articles in the journals collection similar to that given for books. This is a service comparable to ISI's well‐known Current Contents, but mapped on the journals collection at Tilburg University.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 March 1993

With hundreds of thousands of documents to be stored, cataloged, and made readily available to students, faculty, and researchers, a university library is a natural…

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With hundreds of thousands of documents to be stored, cataloged, and made readily available to students, faculty, and researchers, a university library is a natural environment for advanced document technologies. In the Netherlands, Tilburg University is one such institution that is embracing leading‐edge computing technologies and building applications that rival those in the business and corporate world. For example, Tilburg has recently deployed Verity's TOPIC for intelligent searching of scientific journals, a system that is saving faculty and students valuable research time.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Publication date: 1 June 2004

Péter Jacsó

Provides an introductory look at what savvy users should know about the implications of having information about cited references in I/A records. Looks at the more…

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Provides an introductory look at what savvy users should know about the implications of having information about cited references in I/A records. Looks at the more sophisticated, link‐enabled cited references and the novel citation scores in full‐text collections, then discusses the alternatives for searching efficiently by elements of cited references: cited author, cited title, cited source and cited year in I/A databases and full‐text archives.

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Online Information Review, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 1 September 2002

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Program, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 August 2001

Julia Gelfand

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 20 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 26 October 2020

Bahaaeddin Ahmed Alareeni and Allam Hamdan

This paper aims to investigate whether there are relationships among corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and firms’ operational (ROA)…

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This paper aims to investigate whether there are relationships among corporate disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and firms’ operational (ROA), financial (ROE) and market performance (Tobin’s Q), and if these relationships are positives or negatives or even neutral.

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The study sample covers US S&P 500-listed companies during the period 2009 to 2018. Panel regression analysis was used to examine the study hypotheses and achieve the study aims.

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The results showed that ESG disclosure positively affects a firms’ performance measures. However, measuring ESG sub-components separately showed that environmental (EVN) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure is negatively associated with ROA and ROE. EVN and CSR disclosure is positively related to Tobin’s Q. Further, corporate governance (CG) disclosure is positively related to ROA and Tobin’s Q, and negatively related to ROE. More importantly, ESG, CSR, EVN and CG tend to be higher with firms that have high assets and high financial leverage. Furthermore, the higher level of ESG, EVN, CSR and CG disclosure, the higher the ROA and ROE.

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The study limns a vision of the role of ESG on firm performance. This study tries to determine whether there are relationships among all ESG disclosure and FP, and if they are positive, negative or even neutral.

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Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, vol. 20 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-0701

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Publication date: 1 December 2020

Giacomo Morri, Rachele Anconetani and Luca Benfari

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the link between greenness and the operating performance in 50 listed European real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the link between greenness and the operating performance in 50 listed European real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Using a sample of 50 listed European REITs, the analysis leverages on Ordinary least squares models to investigate the relationship between greenness and operating performance indicators. In particular, it examines three types of greenness indicators: the overall Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) rating, its two components (management and policy [MP] and implementation and measurement) and the seven aspect scores; return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA) are the fundamental measures of REITs operating performance.

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The results demonstrate a positive relationship between greenness indicators and operating performance in European REITs, but the impact on ROE and ROA differs depending on the GRESB variable analyzed. If the GRESB rating proved to be significant on ROE and ROA, none of its two components has an impact on ROA, and only the MP score has a positive relationship with ROE. Finally, of the seven aspect scores, only the stakeholder engagement is significant on the two dependent variables.

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The commercial real estate sector has a significant role in tackling climate change issues. To incentivize the market to increase the investments in green buildings, it is essential to find a link between their sustainability characteristics and the improvements they deliver in terms of operating performance. Despite there being a substantial body of literature investigating this connection in the US REITs market, there is still limited knowledge on the relationship between green and operating indicators in the European REITs market.

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Journal of European Real Estate Research , vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-9269

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