For the past five years loans from the Kodak Research Library have been recorded on continuous‐form stationery, the use of which has become an accepted part of the library…
For the past five years loans from the Kodak Research Library have been recorded on continuous‐form stationery, the use of which has become an accepted part of the library routine. During this time visiting librarians have often shown an interest in the equipment and a number of other special libraries have adopted it. Some account of our experience may therefore be of wider interest.
Sir Raymond Streat, C.B.E., Director of The Cotton Board, Manchester, accompanied by Lady Streat. A Vice‐President: F. C. Francis, M.A., F.S.A., Keeper of the Department…
Sir Raymond Streat, C.B.E., Director of The Cotton Board, Manchester, accompanied by Lady Streat. A Vice‐President: F. C. Francis, M.A., F.S.A., Keeper of the Department of Printed Books, British Museum. Honorary Treasurer: J.E.Wright. Honorary Secretary: Mrs. J. Lancaster‐Jones, B.Sc., Science Librarian, British Council. Chairman of Council: Miss Barbara Kyle, Research Worker, Social Sciences Documentation. Director: Leslie Wilson, M.A.
The Chairman, Mr. K. W. Humphreys (University of Birmingham), said that 9.15 on a Sunday morning was not the best time for listening to a lecture and the number present was a considerable tribute to the distinction of the lecturers and perhaps also to the importance of the subject. They were all concerned with the collection and dissemination of information, and although they usually presented their information by way of the written word, there were undoubtedly many occasions when it was necessary to present it verbally. They would therefore be grateful for any advice they received from the speakers.
The libraries of British industrial firms are traced from their beginnings in the chemical industry in the last thirty years of the nineteenth century till 1939, by which date they had spread to many branches of industry and had been recognized as an important part of the industrial and library worlds, thus establishing standard patterns of work. The origins and significance of Aslib are discussed.
The terms are not synonymous; their differences are mainly of function and areas of administration. Community Health is used in national health service law; environmental health to describe the residuum of health functions remaining with local authorities after the first NHS/Local Government reorganization of 1974. Previously, they were all embraced in the term public health, known for a century or more, with little attention to divisions and in the field of administration, all local authority between county and district councils. In the dichotomy created by the reorganization, the personal health services, including the ambulance service, may have dove‐tailed into the national health service, but for the remaining functions, there was a situation of unreality, which has persisted. It is difficult to know where community health and environmental health begin and end. From the outside, the unreality may be more apparent than real. The Royal Commission on the NHS in their Report of last year state that leaving environmental health services with local authorities “does not seem to have caused any problems”—and this, despite the disparity in status of the area health authority and the bottom tier, local councils.
PRESIDENT: F. C. Francis, M.A., F.S.A., British Museum. PAST PRESIDENTS SERVING ON COUNCIL: Dr. Barbara Wootton, University of London; Sir Raymond Streat, K.B.E., Cotton Board. VICE‐PRESIDENTS: Sir Andrew McCance, Colvilles Ltd.; Sir Alexander Todd, Cambridge University; Sir Ben Lockspeiser, K.C.B., Tube Investments Ltd.; Sir Wavell Wakefield, M.P. HONORARY TREASURER: J. E. Wright, Institution of Electrical Engineers. HONORARY SECRETARY: Mrs. Joyce Lancaster‐Jones, British Council.
The Empire Day Movement, which is associated with the Royal Empire Society, announces that with the object of inducing the Government to take effective action against the practice of selling blended butter, predominantly foreign, under labels and in packets which suggest English origin, a memorial has been signed by representative organisations and members of Parliament of all parties. The memorial, which has been sent to the President of the Board of Trade, the Minister of Agriculture, the Chairman of the Empire Marketing Board, and the Chairman of the Food Council, is as follows :—In the interests of the butter‐consuming public, as well as of agriculture and the promotion of Empire trade, we, the undersigned, call the attention of the Government to the continuance of certain practices to which allusion is made in the fourth report of the Imperial Economic Committee. In paragraph 243 the report says: Blended butter is at present sold under various proprietary brands. In certain cases these brands embody the names of counties or districts which are known to be important agricultural or dairying areas in the Home Country. The suggestion inevitably conveyed in such cases to the bulk of the consumers must be that such butter is of English origin.
A meeting will be held at 5.30 for 6 p.m. on Wednesday 21st February at Aslib. Tea will be served at 5.30. The speaker will be Mr C. W. Hanson, B.SC, F.I.INF.SC, Head of…
A meeting will be held at 5.30 for 6 p.m. on Wednesday 21st February at Aslib. Tea will be served at 5.30. The speaker will be Mr C. W. Hanson, B.SC, F.I.INF.SC, Head of Aslib Research Department, who will describe some of the substantial volume of research into information and library matters now being carried out by other organizations than Aslib, particularly that in progress in the USA and USSR, and discuss its implications.
Dr Norman R. Hood, Director of the British Paper and Board Industry Research Association, will be speaking at Aslib on ‘Technical information services to a craft…
Dr Norman R. Hood, Director of the British Paper and Board Industry Research Association, will be speaking at Aslib on ‘Technical information services to a craft industry’, on Monday 22nd October at 5·30 for 6 p.m.
The purpose of this paper is to gain understanding of the benefits and limitations of mindfulness training among secondary school students and teachers in Toronto…
The purpose of this paper is to gain understanding of the benefits and limitations of mindfulness training among secondary school students and teachers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Using a case study methodology, the authors analysed programme evaluation forms and conducted thematic analyses of focus groups with Catholic secondary school teachers and students that participated in the Mindfulness Ambassador Council programme.
The findings suggest that mindfulness training may provide participants with opportunities for personal growth, specifically in the areas of stress reduction, relaxation, social awareness, self-discovery and relationship building.
This study confirms existing literature that training in mindfulness practice may be beneficial in strengthening relationships, reducing stress and anxiety and promoting inner well-being and social-emotional learning in youth. To test these findings empirically, future research should examine mindfulness training in schools using a robust randomised controlled trial design.
Given the current state of research on mindfulness-based interventions specifically with the adolescent population, the study provides useful and timely data on participants ' experiences with mindfulness training, and discusses how such training can be effectively harnessed within secondary school settings.
There is growing evidence that the regular practice of mindfulness has myriad psychological, therapeutic and health benefits, and contributes to heightened emotional intelligence and improved performance in a host of activities. Relatively little is known, however, about the effects of mindfulness interventions on child and adolescent populations. The study contributes to the emerging evidence on mindfulness practice with students in school settings.