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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1994

Jill Lambert, Judith Andrews and John McMullan

The practical issues involved in the implementation of a public reservation service using BLS (BLCMP Library System) in a large multi‐site university library (University…

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The practical issues involved in the implementation of a public reservation service using BLS (BLCMP Library System) in a large multi‐site university library (University of Central England in Birmingham) service are examined. The options enabling the system to be customised are outlined, and the reasoning underlying specific decisions is explained. The effect of the new service on both staff and users is assessed and the benefits evaluated.

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Program, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Judith Andrews

The use of critical incident technique to highlight problems ofstudent library use at Manchester Polytechnic Library is described. Thebasic premise of the research was…

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The use of critical incident technique to highlight problems of student library use at Manchester Polytechnic Library is described. The basic premise of the research was that students′ self‐sufficiency could not be increased until these problems were more fully understood. Critical incident technique uses broad prompts to allow the subjects to describe a specific incident, thereby providing a clear picture of the actual problem. The resulting interviews revealed a wide spectrum of problems, ranging from the use of the catalogue and difficulties locating books to the reluctance of students to ask for help and a phenomenon identified as library anxiety.

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Library Review, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Ina Fourie

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The Electronic Library, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 21 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1981

Clive Bingley, Edwin Fleming and Sarah Lawson

CONCLUDING THAT much of the ennui which afflicted me during 1980 must have been due to my forfeiture of the mid‐winter skiing holiday to which I have become accustomed in…

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CONCLUDING THAT much of the ennui which afflicted me during 1980 must have been due to my forfeiture of the mid‐winter skiing holiday to which I have become accustomed in recent years, I have arranged to be back among the mountains of Austria at the time when this issue of NLW is committed to the mercies of the postal services. (Postage rates having just gone up, do let me know if your copy reaches you earlier than usual — that would be called ‘productivity’!).

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New Library World, vol. 82 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 1983

Kathleen W. Craver

In the 1970s, the United States Congress enacted two statutes that have had dramatic and far‐reaching effects on the education of handicapped children by public schools…

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In the 1970s, the United States Congress enacted two statutes that have had dramatic and far‐reaching effects on the education of handicapped children by public schools. These two laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Education For All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (known as Public Law 94–142), have required local public school agencies to provide new eductional programs for thousands of handicapped children not previously served by the public schools. Counselors, principals, and teachers were quickly informed of the law's requirements and willingly began the task of main‐streaming and assimilating these children into various curricula. Their physical needs were attended to rapidly; their societal and emotional needs, unfortunately, lagged behind. Within the past seven years, there has been an increase in books, articles, and films specifically addressed to counseling the handicapped. Unlike past literature which focused only on the vocational aspect of rehabilitation counseling, current writing emphasizes personal counseling meant to assist a disabled child to participate fully in the problems and joys of daily living.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 21 February 2011

Tresa Andrews, Leena Reddy and Paul Whelan

Despite older adult community mental health team (CMHT) workers inevitably encountering service users with alcohol use disorders (AUDs), they have a limited evidence base…

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Purpose

Despite older adult community mental health team (CMHT) workers inevitably encountering service users with alcohol use disorders (AUDs), they have a limited evidence base for working with this group. This paper aims to argue against a wholesale transfer of knowledge and practices from working age adults with dual diagnosis to the older age group.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper aims to address the scant attention given to the needs of older service users with a dual diagnosis by detailing the progress of four older adult service users with AUDs in a CMHT.

Findings

This case study series illuminates some of the clinical and professional dilemmas and challenges encountered when working with this group. Suggestions of how to respond to some of these challenges are provided by focussing on aspects of identification, assessment and treatment.

Originality/value

This paper provides a catalyst to further discussion, debate and publications on the issue of older people misusing alcohol by presenting and reflecting on the issues raised by four practice vignettes.

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Promotion, Recruitment and Retention of Members in Nonprofit Organizations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-659-7

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Publication date: 27 December 1999

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Emergent Issues in the Field of Drug Abuse
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-033-3

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Publication date: 10 April 2009

Songli Zhu and Judith A. Cherni

The purpose of this paper is to identify the main environmental impacts of coal mining in China, examine the main institutions and reform factors that failed the control…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the main environmental impacts of coal mining in China, examine the main institutions and reform factors that failed the control of these damages, and discuss what would be necessary to establish a sustainable and environmentally responsible coal mining sector in the context of market and institutional reforms.

Design/methodology/approach

Review of existing knowledge, and semi‐structured interviewing with key informants in the policy and industry sectors has been the main method of primary and secondary data collection. Grounded theory was used to analyze original data.

Findings

The large and fast growing coal industry in China has caused significant environmental degradation, including land subsidence and water intrusion, as well as remarkable records of miner's poor safety and health. Market reform was mostly unsuccessful in integrating environmental consideration into production and marketing decisions. Main factors of reform that have been associated with this problem are price deregulation and excessive competition inside the industry. Institutional reform, in fact, enhanced the status of State Environment Protection Agency; however, it impaired environmental governance in the coal industry. It is suggested that market reform as applicable to the China coal industry economic sector in particular should reconsider its approach in light of the numerous problems it has created.

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The paper identifies and puts together the condition of the growing coal industry in China after market reform, articulating the huge environmental costs that this development has imposed on the country, while calling for an environmentally sustainable coal industry.

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International Journal of Energy Sector Management, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6220

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