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Publication date: 1 March 1993

Patrick Noon and Sue Clegg

Two librarians, Patrick Noon and Sue Clegg, who have previouslystudied for an MBA, describe their different experiences of the course;what it offers a librarian, in terms of…

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Two librarians, Patrick Noon and Sue Clegg, who have previously studied for an MBA, describe their different experiences of the course; what it offers a librarian, in terms of personal and career advancement and its worthwhile nature despite the time constraints, costs and intellectual effort. Patrick Noon found great value in the opportunity to mix with other managers from business and industry. Sue Clegg found that developing a more holistic and strategic approach to organizations has personal relevance and can promote development, opening out possible, future career moves.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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Publication date: 1 May 1990

Beryl Morris

Anne Rehahn has given us an interesting account of her Master's programme on pages 29–30; a rather more tailored course than the MBA course described by Patrick Noon in Vol. 9 No…

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Anne Rehahn has given us an interesting account of her Master's programme on pages 29–30; a rather more tailored course than the MBA course described by Patrick Noon in Vol. 9 No. 2 of Information and Library Manager.

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Library Management, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Patrick Noon

The development of management skills for senior academic librarians has rarely been accorded the attention it deserves, even when the Follett report identified it as an important…

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The development of management skills for senior academic librarians has rarely been accorded the attention it deserves, even when the Follett report identified it as an important challenge for the future of libraries. This situation has been a concern for some in the profession and a strategic management programme for senior academic library staff was developed by academic librarians and Aston Business School to respond to this challenge. Outlines the development of the programme, details its contents and discusses the feedback from the programme. Also identifies some of the lessons that have been learnt from the process and the programme about future directions for management development in academic libraries.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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Publication date: 1 September 1994

Patrick Noon

Describes an approach to management development by undertaking an MBAprogramme. Examines the various programmes on offer and looks at thedifficulties involved in their pursuit…

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Describes an approach to management development by undertaking an MBA programme. Examines the various programmes on offer and looks at the difficulties involved in their pursuit. Relates the author′s own experiences of pursuing an MBA and the advantages gained, both for the library and information service and on a personal level.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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Publication date: 1 December 1994

Patrick Noon

Continuing professional development is one of the major attributes thatdefines professional status. The LA′s new Framework for CPD provides aninnovative and useful tool to help…

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Continuing professional development is one of the major attributes that defines professional status. The LA′s new Framework for CPD provides an innovative and useful tool to help those in the library and information profession to take responsibility for their own CPD. But why is the scheme only voluntary? Would making CPD compulsory improve the service we deliver to our users and improve our professional image? Uses examples from other professions to explore this important issue.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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Publication date: 1 August 2005

Surithong Srisa‐ard

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Online Information Review, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 1 September 2005

Barbara Allan

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Program, vol. 39 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 March 2000

Helen Rhodes and Jacqueline Chelin

A survey carried out during 1998 investigated the use of the World Wide Web for user education in 68 UK university libraries. Almost three‐quarters of the libraries surveyed make…

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A survey carried out during 1998 investigated the use of the World Wide Web for user education in 68 UK university libraries. Almost three‐quarters of the libraries surveyed make use of the Web for this purpose. The Web is used as a supplement to existing user education, in order to support independent, student centred learning and to reach parttime and distance learners. Just ten percent of user education is delivered solely via the Web, but libraries indicated that use will grow in the future. It was found that greater use is made of the Web for information skills training than for library induction. The authors suggest a number of reasons why more use is not being made of the Web for user education and propose future developments in this area. Web‐based instruction is unlikely to completely replace traditional methods, but it can be used to supplement and extend existing provision.

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Program, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 April 1993

James Creelman

In the concluding part of a three‐part series on Japanese success, reports it has been suggested that it is a combination of long‐term strategies and a united approach. Outlines…

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In the concluding part of a three‐part series on Japanese success, reports it has been suggested that it is a combination of long‐term strategies and a united approach. Outlines Japanese history and thinking patterns. Discusses how post war Japan was ready to assimilate the “quality” ideas of Dr. Deming. Asserts that the key to Japanese success lies not in the systems, but in the people who run the system, managers and managed, and how they relate to each other. Discusses the seniority system and the importance of life‐time employment. Notes that knowledge is spread and shared, and that concern for the common good is said to be the prime motivation of a Japanese company. Discusses long‐term planning as another possible key to Japanese success as well as their commitment to quality. Concludes that Japanese success is not a myth but the result of a well‐thought‐out long‐term strategy.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 12 November 2020

Li Sun, Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang and Yain-Whar Si

The purpose of this research is to investigate the usage characteristics and the information propagation patterns of Chinese microblogs in different stages of an epidemic, given…

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Purpose

The purpose of this research is to investigate the usage characteristics and the information propagation patterns of Chinese microblogs in different stages of an epidemic, given that the microblogging in China is different from other parts of the world. In addition, the authors aim to conceptualize the roles of different users and provide insights for using microblogging platforms to disseminate information in this context.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted an analysis on Sina Weibo microblogs about the African Swine Fever epidemic from August to October 2018. The authors firstly applied a label propagation algorithm to classify users into government, media, verified users and nonverified users. The authors analyzed several user metrics, traced the information propagation patterns of their microblogs and calculated the average speed of information propagation using computational approaches.

Findings

The authors’ findings show that different types of users played different roles, such as supplying information, amplifying information, relaying information and engaging with other users. The microblogs posted by media dominated the propagation in most cases, but general users can propagate information faster. The direction of information propagation is one-way for the majority of microblogs, and few users repost earlier information. Additionally, microblogs attract more attention at the beginning and the middle phases of an epidemic. In the context of managing epidemics, the authors recommend governments and other verified users can work together to use microblogging platforms efficiently.

Originality/value

This research is one of the few studies to investigate information propagation patterns of different user categories on a Chinese microblogging platform during an epidemic. The authors’ work can be used by government agencies and public health authorities for disseminating information efficiently during epidemics or emergencies, especially in the early stages.

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Internet Research, vol. 31 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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