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Publication date: 1 June 1992

Martina Reich

The possibilities for creating an in‐house documentation system within a special library are described. The responsibilities assumed by a library at a large institution…

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The possibilities for creating an in‐house documentation system within a special library are described. The responsibilities assumed by a library at a large institution such as at the GSF Research Centre are also discussed. These days a library must make use of the wide range of modern information technology tools if it is to provide an optimal service for its users. Not only is it necessary to use automated systems for the library administration, but ideally information technology tools should be provided to the user to enable optimal handling of personal bibliographic data. This is even more essential for a special library. For this purpose, the GSF is acquiring database software which is available to scientific personnel for creating individual literature databases, as well as for serving librarians. The library supports its users with initial consultations, software training sessions and regular meetings. Additionally, the library offers assistance with the transfer of external electronic data (for example the results of online searches), with the selection of output formats, and a hot‐line. Thus, the library plays a central role regarding all issues of literature work using electronic data processing. The databases in the library, as well as databases from scientists at the GSF, which contain literature pertinent to the environment, are combined in one documentation system representing the comprehensive knowledge and resources within the GSF.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

Kristina Voigt, Eleonore Poetzsch, Martina Reich, Thomas Schultz‐Kruitisch and Engelbert Zass

1. Introduction to the German Language Session. The German session (rather, the German language session) at the 18th International Online Conference in London, 6–8…

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1. Introduction to the German Language Session. The German session (rather, the German language session) at the 18th International Online Conference in London, 6–8 December 1994, was on the subject of German or German language databases for national and international users. This subject is best shown using environmental sciences as an example.

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Online and CD-Rom Review, vol. 19 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1353-2642

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Publication date: 15 March 2011

Ares Kalandides

The purpose of this paper is twofold: on the one hand, it is to contribute to a sound conceptualization of the notion of place identity in the context of geographical…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: on the one hand, it is to contribute to a sound conceptualization of the notion of place identity in the context of geographical spatial approaches; on the other, it is to show the implications this has in place branding research.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the paper draws from place branding literature to point out the lack of a conceptualization of place identity, second, it presents the case study of Prenzlauer Berg to show how place identity is constituted. Finally, these findings are linked to literature about the constitution of space and place.

Findings

The concept of spatial identity suffers under the anthropomorphism of the term identity. Only in a sound conceptual framework and through a method mix it is possible to understand how the specificity of space is constituted.

Research limitations/implications

The case study that is the base of this conceptual paper is a neighbourhood. There is a need to further discuss the issue of scale, i.e. whether the same rules apply for cities, regions or nations.

Practical implications

Place branding/marketing is often based on a fuzzy notion of place identity. The above non‐essentialist approach of this identity deeply questions both the legitimacy and the efficiency of any place branding strategy. It thus asks for more sophisticated analytical methods by policy makers and consultants alike.

Originality/value

Conceptualization of spatial identity is a rather vague concept and, though it is often used as a point of departure for several issues, it is usually taken for granted. This paper offers a new systematic approach to the disambiguation of the concept.

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Journal of Place Management and Development, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8335

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Publication date: 13 April 2020

William Outhwaite

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Transregional Europe
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-494-1

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Publication date: 30 September 2020

Li Liu, ChengYang Zhou, Xiao Pei, LiZhu Guo, JiaHuan Li, RuiXin Wu and Ding Huang

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of nitrogen (N) deposition on clonal growth in a rhizome clonal plant, Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of nitrogen (N) deposition on clonal growth in a rhizome clonal plant, Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel.

Design/methodology/approach

The study established seven N concentration gradients (0, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 g N m−2) to simulate the continuous increase in N deposition for the cultivation of L. chinensis seedlings and assess the response mechanism of the cloned L. chinensis plant at different N levels by analyzing the aboveground and belowground plant appearance traits, parent ramets and daughter ramets of resource allocation and biomass allocation.

Findings

The results of this study showed that the different N treatment levels could promote clonal growth and had certain regularity under the seven treatments. The addition of N could significantly increase the ramet number, rhizome length, rhizome spacer length, biomass of mother ramets, daughter ramets and belowground L. chinensis population when the N addition was greater than 4 g m−2; however, the clonal growth ability of L. chinensis decreased and the rhizome length, ramet number, stem and leaf biomass of daughter ramets and stem biomass of mother ramets significantly decreased when the N addition was greater than 32 g N m−2.

Originality/value

With global warming, atmospheric N deposition is increasing and it is of great significance to explore the response mechanism of different N levels for the growth of clone plants. This study provides basic data and a theoretical basis for the survival prediction of cloned plants under the background of a global climate change strategy and has important theoretical and practical significance for the scientific management of grasslands in the future.

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International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, vol. 12 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-8692

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