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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…
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.
IN the earliest stages of the development of the aeroplane the speed range obtainable was small, flight occurred only at fairly high lift coefficients, and induced drag…
IN the earliest stages of the development of the aeroplane the speed range obtainable was small, flight occurred only at fairly high lift coefficients, and induced drag was the predominant component of total resistance, hence successful flight depended on the achievement rather of minimum weight, minimum wing loading and maximum engine power than on the achievement of minimum possible parasite resistance.
The rates of HIV infection among prisoners in most countries are significantly higher than in the general population. HCV seroprevalence rates are even higher. While most…
The rates of HIV infection among prisoners in most countries are significantly higher than in the general population. HCV seroprevalence rates are even higher. While most prisoners living with HIV or AIDS and/or HCV contract their infection(s) outside the institutions before imprisonment, there is evidence that the risk of being infected in prison, in particular through sharing of contaminated injecting equipment and through unprotected sex, is great. Outbreaks of HIV infection have been documented in a number of countries. Since the early 1990s, various countries have introduced HIV and, to a lesser extent, HCV prevention programmes in prisons. Part 2 of the select annotated bibliography on HIV/AIDS and HCV in prisons contains selected “essential” articles and reports that provide information about (1) prevalence of HIV, HCV, and risk behaviours in prisons; (2) transmission of HIV and HCV in prisons; and (3) measures aimed at preventing HIV and HCV infection in prisons: education, voluntary testing and counselling, provision of condoms, prevention of rape, sexual violence and coercion and bleach and needle and syringe programmes. Each section also contains a brief review of the evidence, based on recent work undertaken by WHO.
Recently, there has been considerable interest in the EEC in overtime working. In these times of high unemployment, some commentators have suggested that a reduction in…
Recently, there has been considerable interest in the EEC in overtime working. In these times of high unemployment, some commentators have suggested that a reduction in overtime working could lead to job creation. This study attempts to look at reasons for overtime working as seen by management and to assess the potential for a reduction in overtime working in a policy of work sharing. It is in two parts, the first gives a summary of the results of a national level sample survey among managers of firms in the Republic of Ireland while the second part describes the use of a simulation model to test decisions relating to overtime working in an engineering job shop in the United Kingdom. The two sections complement one another and give insights into the behaviour of managers in relation to overtime working. It should be noted that the views of workers or of legislators are not reported. The views of workers would, of course, be very important in relation to the possibility of the successful implementation of a policy of reduced overtime working.
THE tree of exact knowledge of Science and Technology is now so great that the whole growth is beyond the practical compass of a single museum; the branches, while…
THE tree of exact knowledge of Science and Technology is now so great that the whole growth is beyond the practical compass of a single museum; the branches, while interrelated through the central stem, are very numerous and the knowledge increasingly diverse in application, so that some differentiation is necessary for profitable study. This is particularly the case in subjects where the application and usage of the knowledge has wide social implications, such as in aeronautics. It is idle to consider human flight apart from the uses to which it may be put and its potential value; to appreciate the full significance of flight it is necessary not only to understand the technical basis of aircraft, but also the vicissitudes of human progress whereby the machine came to be invented and highly developed. For this reason, the treatment of aeronautics in a museum should go beyond the treatment accorded to some other branches of science and technology.
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Council, Reports and Technical Notes of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued
Looks at Amadeus (advanced manipulator for deep underwater systems) which is an international subsea manipulator project, funded by the European Community Marine Science and Technology Research Programme. The object is to improve the sampling and manipulation capabilities of underwater systems, through the development of advanced grippers and manipulation control techniques. Says that Phase 1 of the project produced an innovative dextrous gripper system for laboratory use. The objective of phase 2 is to produce more robust systems offering enhanced functionality and suitability for trials in the marine environment. Provides an overview of the Amadeus project describing the achievements of the first phase and the proposed developments for phase 2.
In Kyrgyzstan the prevalence of injecting drug behaviour is among the highest found throughout the world. Health promotion training, improved health care and…
In Kyrgyzstan the prevalence of injecting drug behaviour is among the highest found throughout the world. Health promotion training, improved health care and needle/syringe exchange (NSE) programmes have been shown to decrease risk behaviour among injecting drug users. In Kyrgyzstan, an intervention study with training of prison staff and prisoners was performed in one prison. Before and after the training, a random selection of the prisoners answered a questionnaire about drug use, risk behaviour and health care. The survey was carried out in both the intervention prison and in a reference prison. The number of drug users, the use of drugs and risk behaviour were improved significantly within half a year and, especially, the injection and use of drugs decreased in the intervention group. The study clearly shows that increased focus, improved healthcare and training of prisoners and staff on drug use and harm reduction can reduce both use of drugs and risk behaviour.
On Wednesday 8th November 1967 there will be a late evening meeting arranged jointly by Aslib and the British Standards Institution Standards Associates' Section, when Mr…
On Wednesday 8th November 1967 there will be a late evening meeting arranged jointly by Aslib and the British Standards Institution Standards Associates' Section, when Mr R. L. Collison, Librarian of the BBC, will speak on ‘Standards information—what you need and where to get it’. Further details will be available in a later issue of Aslib Proceedings together with application forms for attendance.
Every library school student knows that statistics — like conference proceedings and technical reports — belong to that category of material called ‘difficult literature’…
Every library school student knows that statistics — like conference proceedings and technical reports — belong to that category of material called ‘difficult literature’. It is true that often it is not easy to find out what is available, and that frequently the published statistics do not give the figures in quite the way that your enquirer wants. A starting point for many enquiries will be the Guide to official statistics, compiled by the Central Statistical Office and the coverage of which is much wider than might be expected from the title. However there are other sources of information which may be less obvious, and these include recent journal articles and reviews, annual reports of organisations, textbooks, monographs and computerised bibliographic databases. In addition there are a number of organisations which may be able to provide statistical information or advise on it, such as the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS), the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS), the Office of Health Economics (OHE), and the Royal College of General Practitioners. Bear in mind too that the various tiers of the National Health Service may issue their own statistics, for example the North West Thames Regional Health Authority produce their Annual patient statistics which give figures by district and by individual hospital. Libraries should try and get themselves on the mailing list for these documents!