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Publication date: 1 August 1997

Blaise Cronin, Herbert Snyder and Helen Atkins

A recurrent criticism of commercial citation indexes is their failure to cover citations found in monographic literature. There exists the possibility that citation‐based…

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A recurrent criticism of commercial citation indexes is their failure to cover citations found in monographic literature. There exists the possibility that citation‐based surveys of scholarly communication and influence which ignore references in monographs may produce partial results. The study examined the scholarly literature of sociology. Tens of thousands of references from monographs and leading academic journals were analysed. The relative rankings of authors who were highly cited in the monographic literature did not change in the journal literature of the same period. There is, however, only a small overlap between the most highly cited authors based on the journal sample and those based on the monograph sample. The lack of correlation suggests that there may be two distinct populations of highly cited authors.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 53 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 June 2008

Helen Atkins

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International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-9894

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Publication date: 17 April 2009

Barbara F.H. Allen

The purpose of this paper is to introduce librarians, faculty, and other interested individuals to contemporary German literature in English translation.

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce librarians, faculty, and other interested individuals to contemporary German literature in English translation.

Design/methodology/approach

German‐language authors born in 1950 or later and listed on the Contemporary Living Authors Comprehensive List developed by the German vendor Otto Harrassowitz are searched in OCLC's WorldCat database to determine the existence of English translations. A bio‐bibliographical list is then developed featuring all contemporary German‐language authors who have achieved an English language translation of at least one of their literary works.

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Of the approximately 1,400 writers on Harrassowitz's comprehensive list, a surprisingly large number of almost 80 authors of the younger generation (born in 1950 or later) have been translated into English.

Originality/value

This bio‐bibliography of contemporary German belles lettres (of the younger generation) in English translation is the first of its kind. It can be used by librarians to check their current library holdings and to expand their collections of German literature in English translation.

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Collection Building, vol. 28 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 September 2001

Rebecca A. Graham

For this fourth column in the IT I‐V (information technology interview) series participants actively engaged or interested in the metadata harvesting protocol of the open…

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For this fourth column in the IT I‐V (information technology interview) series participants actively engaged or interested in the metadata harvesting protocol of the open archives initiative were interviewed. The metadata harvesting initiative targets information generally inaccessible through standard browser searches, such as information stored in databases or within library online public access catalogs. We selected this topic as an information technology‐based initiative with the potential to provide information about the usefulness of metadata: in particular the Dublin Core metadata standard, but also about other metadata standards, as the protocol design supports community‐specific schemas as well. The group interviewed represents developers, commercial information providers, funders, and members of the scholarly publishing community. Along with learning about the interests and concerns of each of these stakeholders and about specific applications of the protocol, we identify potential questions that will ultimately need to be addressed.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 15 February 2016

Ayla Humphrey, Lynne Eastwood, Helen Atkins, Maris Vainre and Caroline Lea-Cox

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to commissioning and service structures enabling implementation of evidence-based cost-effective care as illustrated by the…

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The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to commissioning and service structures enabling implementation of evidence-based cost-effective care as illustrated by the “1419” young people’s service treating mild to moderate severity mental health difficulties in teenagers old 14 to 19 years. The authors describe relevant local contextual factors: “relational commissioning”, demand capacity planning and a receptive and safe clinical context.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors used a participant observer qualitative research design to describe commissioning and service design. Treatment outcomes were analysed using a quantitative design and found significant improvement in service user mental health and daily function. These results will be reported elsewhere.

Findings

The dynamics and structures described here enabled clear shared goals between service user, service purchaser, service provider and service partners. The goals and design of the service were not static and were subject to ongoing development using routine outcome measures and conversations between referrers, commissioners, service users and within the team about what was and was not working.

Research limitations/implications

The methods are limited by the lack of a prospective systematic evaluation of the implementation process and by the time limitations of the service.

Practical implications

Implementation of whole system change such as that envisioned by Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies requires consideration of local context and process of implementation. The authors suggest key factors: consideration of “relational commissioning” with purchasers, providers and service users designing services together; case-level collaboration between services and partner agencies; smaller child and adolescent mental health teams eliminating competing task demands, permitting speed of action, providing psychological safety for staff, promoting shared goals and innovation; rigorous demand/capacity planning to inform funding.

Social implications

The failings of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are detailed in the Department of Health report “Future in mind: promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing” (2015). The aims of the report are contingent on the ability of local health providers to implement its recommendations. The authors provide a theoretical approach to enable this implementation.

Originality/value

To date there are no published papers addressing the key characteristics enabling implementation of evidence-based practice within CAMHS. The unique experience in forming the“1419” service has important implications nationally and brings together evidence of an effective service within a theoretical underpinned context.

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Publication date: 1 May 2000

Priscilla Caplan

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 June 2001

Bette Brunelle

This paper presents a high‐level overview of linking, with a consideration of what can andcan not be accomplished with present‐day technology and products. The intended…

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This paper presents a high‐level overview of linking, with a consideration of what can and can not be accomplished with present‐day technology and products. The intended purpose is to help readers make informed decisions about what a full text and linking product mix can bring to your institution.

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VINE, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 December 2001

Louise Cole

This article will look at electronic journal management from an academic library perspective. Issues under consideration are types of e‐journal, licensing and access, and…

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This article will look at electronic journal management from an academic library perspective. Issues under consideration are types of e‐journal, licensing and access, and future developments, including replacement of print collections. The experience of the University of Leeds in exploiting its e‐journal collections be will be used to look at the wider picture.

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VINE, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 August 1999

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 16 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 April 2001

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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