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Publication date: 9 May 2016

Michael A. Crumpton and Philip B. White

This case study aims to outline the activities related to a project to create a foundation for the libraries’ social media activities and determine return on investment…

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Purpose

This case study aims to outline the activities related to a project to create a foundation for the libraries’ social media activities and determine return on investment and value added for the efforts.

Design/methodology/approach

This case study describes the actions taken and the information tracked in establishing social media presence with recommendation for a sustainable program.

Findings

Social media adds value to libraries’ organizational personality, but it also incurs cost and effort that should be strategically managed.

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This case study was conducted in the authors’ home institution.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 14 November 2016

Philip Bradley White

This paper aims to discuss the value of the Master of Library and Information Science degree from the perspective of a recent graduate and practicing academic librarian.

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Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the value of the Master of Library and Information Science degree from the perspective of a recent graduate and practicing academic librarian.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a viewpoint supported by current literature and practical experience.

Findings

The author presents ideas for integrating theory into skills-based education and advocates for greater emphasis on technical skill development in Library and Information Science (LIS) education.

Practical implications

LIS educators may benefit from a recent graduate’s evaluation of LIS education because it relates to hireability and job performance.

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The paper represents the author’s points of view.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 April 1977

James C. Taylor

In this, the second part of a two‐part paper (Part I, Personnel Review, Summer 1977, pp 21–34) a survey of instances of work system design (WSD) experiments will be…

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In this, the second part of a two‐part paper (Part I, Personnel Review, Summer 1977, pp 21–34) a survey of instances of work system design (WSD) experiments will be continued. As described in the Introduction to Part I, cases chosen for inclusion report the economic and human results of actual physical or structural innovations in a set or series of human tasks which, taken together, form some meaningful technical whole. The term ‘experiment’ is used in both Part I and II to refer loosely to change or manipulation of actual work activities, and not necessarily to well controlled laboratory experiments. In fact, most cases reported here are ‘natural’ and very few are carefully controlled.

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Personnel Review, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 January 1984

John R. Likins

Agee, Philip. White Paper Whitewash: Interviews with Philip Agee on the CIA and El Salvador. Edited by Werner Poelchau. New York: Deep Cover Books (Box 677, New York…

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Agee, Philip. White Paper Whitewash: Interviews with Philip Agee on the CIA and El Salvador. Edited by Werner Poelchau. New York: Deep Cover Books (Box 677, New York 10013), 1981. $8.00. Written by a former CIA agent, author of Inside the Company. Critique of Communist Interference in El Salvador, cited below.

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Collection Building, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 March 1988

PHILIP WHITE

The comparison of appraisal and valuation techniques between countries must ideally review methods currently used by practitioners. In the absence of such detailed…

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The comparison of appraisal and valuation techniques between countries must ideally review methods currently used by practitioners. In the absence of such detailed research, an impression of current practice can be gleaned by comparing recent articles in the main valuation journals in the UK and the USA. This analysis, while not definitive, suggests that certain techniques, such as discounted cash flow, are more readily accepted in the US than in the UK.

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Journal of Valuation, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7480

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Publication date: 10 November 2016

Parissa Safai

This chapter explores the emergence, growth, and current status of the sociology of sport in Canada. Such an endeavour includes acknowledging the work and efforts of…

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This chapter explores the emergence, growth, and current status of the sociology of sport in Canada. Such an endeavour includes acknowledging the work and efforts of Canadian scholars – whether Canadian by birth or naturalization or just as a result of their geographic location – who have contributed to the vibrant and robust academic discipline that is the sociology of sport in Canadian institutions coast-to-coast, and who have advanced the socio-cultural study of sport globally in substantial ways. This chapter does not provide an exhaustive description and analysis of the past and present states of the sociology of sport in Canada; in fact, it is important to note that an in-depth, critical and comprehensive analysis of our field in Canada is sorely lacking. Rather, this chapter aims to highlight the major historical drivers (both in terms of people and trends) of the field in Canada; provide a snapshot of the sociology of sport in Canada currently; and put forth some ideas as to future opportunities and challenges for the field in Canada.

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Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-050-3

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Publication date: 1 August 1995

Philip White

A response to the article by Baum and MacGregor (1992), “Theinitial yield revealed: explicit valuations and the future of propertyinvestment”. Contends that the concept of…

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A response to the article by Baum and MacGregor (1992), “The initial yield revealed: explicit valuations and the future of property investment”. Contends that the concept of “underlying investment value” proposed is specific to individual potential purchasers or to an individual owner. Points out that the application proposed for “underlying investment value” is similar to the capital budgeting process and to earlier proposals for a process of investment selection in American valuation literature. Baum and MacGregor put forward “a modern explicit method of valuation”, which is, in principle, the “summation method” and this, too, has been part of American valuation literature for some time. Criticisms of the summation method are equally applicable to the modern explicit method, but they have not been seriously addressed by Baum and MacGregor. Includes corrigenda to the original article.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Michael Charles Thornton

In research on non‐Western populations there is a tendency to limit analysis to only gross demographic differences. This has resulted in the serious misconception of an…

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In research on non‐Western populations there is a tendency to limit analysis to only gross demographic differences. This has resulted in the serious misconception of an ethnically homogenous population in countries such as Japan and thus masks a critical dimension of the diversity truly extant. This article examines Western research on Japanese views of people of African descent evident prior to 1945. The argument by Western researchers that Japanese are inherently ethnocentric/racist is examined through primary and secondary sources dealing with Japanese contact with Africans. The alternative explanation offered suggests that while the basic structure of ethnocentrism existed before Western contact, there are indications that this structure was given direction and focus (i.e. became racial) with and through that contact. It is suggested that the view acquired by the Japanese of Africans was based in large part on the collective representations presented to them by Euro‐Americans.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 June 1901

The institution of food and cookery exhibitions and the dissemination of practical knowledge with respect to cookery by means of lectures and demonstrations are excellent…

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The institution of food and cookery exhibitions and the dissemination of practical knowledge with respect to cookery by means of lectures and demonstrations are excellent things in their way. But while it is important that better and more scientific attention should be generally given to the preparation of food for the table, it must be admitted to be at least equally important to insure that the food before it comes into the hands of the expert cook shall be free from adulteration, and as far as possible from impurity,—that it should be, in fact, of the quality expected. Protection up to a certain point and in certain directions is afforded to the consumer by penal enactments, and hitherto the general public have been disposed to believe that those enactments are in their nature and in their application such as to guarantee a fairly general supply of articles of tolerable quality. The adulteration laws, however, while absolutely necessary for the purpose of holding many forms of fraud in check, and particularly for keeping them within certain bounds, cannot afford any guarantees of superior, or even of good, quality. Except in rare instances, even those who control the supply of articles of food to large public and private establishments fail to take steps to assure themselves that the nature and quality of the goods supplied to them are what they are represented to be. The sophisticator and adulterator are always with us. The temptations to undersell and to misrepresent seem to be so strong that firms and individuals from whom far better things might reasonably be expected fall away from the right path with deplorable facility, and seek to save themselves, should they by chance be brought to book, by forms of quibbling and wriggling which are in themselves sufficient to show the moral rottenness which can be brought about by an insatiable lust for gain. There is, unfortunately, cheating to be met with at every turn, and it behoves at least those who control the purchase and the cooking of food on the large scale to do what they can to insure the supply to them of articles which have not been tampered with, and which are in all respects of proper quality, both by insisting on being furnished with sufficiently authoritative guarantees by the vendors, and by themselves causing the application of reasonably frequent scientific checks upon the quality of the goods.

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British Food Journal, vol. 3 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 July 2001

Peter J.M.M. Krumm

Although often regarded as mere bricks and mortar, real estate often plays an important role in supporting corporate growth and even survival. Parallel to the rapid growth…

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Although often regarded as mere bricks and mortar, real estate often plays an important role in supporting corporate growth and even survival. Parallel to the rapid growth and evolution of (multinational) corporations, real estate portfolios expanded. In order to manage these portfolios, corporations established special staff and supporting departments in order to take care of these assets. Based on the results of case studies, this paper provides an analysis. In addition to a mere historical overview the outcomes of the study also provide lessons for corporations currently facing a similar path of growth. This article builds on a previous contribution and presents an in‐depth analysis of the evolution of (corporate) real estate departments related to changes in the corporate setting. In addition to a mere historical overview the outcomes of this contribution provide lessons as well for today’s managers facing similar paths of growth.

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Facilities, vol. 19 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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