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[Editor's comment: In the event that readers may feel that undue emphasis has been given to the reporting of exhibitions in this issue, it should be pointed out that this is not intended to set the pattern for future issues. It does, however, to some extent reflect the surfeit of events taking place in the UK/Europe in this quarter of the year. The exhibitions are reported in chronoligical order.]
UTLAS has developed and is developing a set of automated services which are directed at meeting the following criteria: (i) provision of an easily‐learned system for the sharing of catalogue and authorities records on a network facility which is economically usable over a wide geographical area; (ii) system flexibility to permit the recording of many types of bibliographic material; (iii) provision to accommodate bibliographic material from a variety of sources, and to permit the integration of records into usable databases with a clear identification of the source of each record; (iv) flexible facilities for selection and merging of material from multiple sources for the purpose of generating library products such as catalogue cards, bookform and microform catalogues and online enquiry; (v) provision of effective system control to relate each machine‐readable database to its counterpart published catalogue and updates; and (vi) provision of economic network facilities, such that system users may elect a high degree of local management of fully developed collections of machine‐readable records.
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Reconsiders tax reform and economic emancipation of women withrespect to public policy formation in The Netherlands. In particular,investigates the attempts of organised…
Reconsiders tax reform and economic emancipation of women with respect to public policy formation in The Netherlands. In particular, investigates the attempts of organised interest groups of the Dutch women′s liberation movement during the 1980s to influence the public policy process on tax form. The theory of public choice is applied as a theoretical framework for this case study of The Netherlands. The analysis starts with an overview of the issues at stake in the tax reform debate in The Netherlands. Organised women′s interest groups have a specific viewpoint on these issues. These viewpoints are expressed in the public policy process by various lobby mechanisms and political arenas in the Dutch political‐economic system. The attempts to influence these mechanisms and arenas in favour of women′s interests appear to have been rather unsuccessful in the 1980s. The Dutch policy process can be characterised by the so‐called “barrier model”. Various barriers in the Dutch policy process offer an explanation for the relative failure of the organised women′s interest groups to influence the tax reform process in The Netherlands. This explanation may also be valid for similar cases in other West European countries, where the same issues of tax reform and women′s emancipation are at stake and where the public policy process has the same characteristics. Finally, formulates some policy recommendations to overcome the barriers in the public policy process on tax reform.
The monograph analyses (a) the potential impact of informationtechnology (IT) on organisational issues that directly concern thepersonnel function; (b) the nature of…
The monograph analyses (a) the potential impact of information technology (IT) on organisational issues that directly concern the personnel function; (b) the nature of personnel’s involvement in the decision making and activities surrounding the choice and implementation of advanced technologies, and (c) their own use of IT in developing and carrying out their own range of specialist activities. The monograph attempts to explain why personnel’s involvement is often late, peripheral and reactive. Finally, an analysis is made of whether personnel specialists – or the Human Resource Management function more generally – will play a more proactive role in relation to such technologies in the future.
Presents the findings of KPMG’s second computer security survey of 1,500 organizations. Defines computer security as comprising those procedures which ensure that computer‐held information is safeguarded against unauthorized access or modification and is available to authorized users on request. Discloses that documented computer security policies are absent in many organizations, personnel security has deteriorated since the first survey in 1992, and recovery plans are not strongly represented.
Based on data gathered from libraries visited, factors influencing the selection of computer facilities are explored. Comparison is made between costs associated with…
Based on data gathered from libraries visited, factors influencing the selection of computer facilities are explored. Comparison is made between costs associated with in‐house mainframes and minis. Selection policy in academic, public and special libraries is examined. Other factors considered include staffing, software, hardware selection. Advantages and disadvantage between mainframes and minis are summarised in the conclusion.