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Publication date: 1 August 2002

Reginald Clarke

The background to the need for attention to library environment in terms of conservation, disaster planning and external environmental factors is explained. Measures…

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The background to the need for attention to library environment in terms of conservation, disaster planning and external environmental factors is explained. Measures adopted at the UWI Trinidad are discussed in relation to operation and maintenance of buildings and physical plant and the activities of an environmental unit. A workplace evaluation project is described and discussed and factors relating to air conditioning are examined.

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Library Review, vol. 51 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

REGINALD CLARKE

The foundation of a programme for the documentation of oral and pictorial records (OPReP) in the University of the West Indies, its objectives, organisation and methods…

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The foundation of a programme for the documentation of oral and pictorial records (OPReP) in the University of the West Indies, its objectives, organisation and methods are described, and the publication of its Newsletter.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 47 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 September 1994

Reginald Clarke

Discusses the general usefulness of reserve collections in academiclibraries and considers the place of the reserve collection in theUniversity of the West Indies 

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Discusses the general usefulness of reserve collections in academic libraries and considers the place of the reserve collection in the University of the West Indies′ library. Describes the method of operation of this collection, and considers changes in its operation, relating both to library automation and to changing circumstances in the library.

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Library Review, vol. 43 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 August 1999

Reginald Clarke

Reviews the development of user education at the Library of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine within the context of arguments for and against user education…

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Reviews the development of user education at the Library of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine within the context of arguments for and against user education. Library orientation tours and different approaches to them are described. The development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of user eduction is discussed and details of changes of approach over the years are examined. Methods and materials are considered and evaluation of programmes outlined.

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Library Review, vol. 48 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1975

Freeman Chemicals Ltd have gained Approved Firms Schedule from the Director of Materials Quantity Assurance, Ministry of Defence.

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Freeman Chemicals Ltd have gained Approved Firms Schedule from the Director of Materials Quantity Assurance, Ministry of Defence.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 4 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Reference Reviews, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 1980

Liz Chapman, David Reid, Brian Griffin, Quentin Bibble, Graham Barnett and Wilfred Ashworth

WHEN YOU meet people for the first time and they ask what you do, do you ever hesitate about telling them you're a librarian? Do you ever qualify your self‐description…

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WHEN YOU meet people for the first time and they ask what you do, do you ever hesitate about telling them you're a librarian? Do you ever qualify your self‐description with some such phrase as ‘can't you tell by looking at me?’ or ‘I don't just stamp books you know’? Do you sometimes feel diffident about describing your work? I do. The reason I react in this way is that I know people outside our information world think they know very well what we do, but in fact have very little idea. We seem to have a very strong popular image which it is difficult if not impossible to shake off.

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New Library World, vol. 81 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 13 November 2017

Nana Ama Frimpomaa Agyapong, Reginald Adjetey Annan and Charles Apprey

Cardiovascular diseases threaten the global health system and their prevalence among the incarcerated population poses a huge economic burden to governments. The purpose…

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Purpose

Cardiovascular diseases threaten the global health system and their prevalence among the incarcerated population poses a huge economic burden to governments. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among prisoners.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic review was done on published studies that looked at prevalence and risk factors of cardiovascular disease among either male or female prisoners or both. PubMed, PubMed Central, Google scholar, Cochrane and Medline databases were searched from a period of 6 June 2016 to 23 June 2016. Quality assessment was done for all papers based on their methodology.

Findings

Online search yielded a total of 58,587 papers of which 43 were appropriately titled, but 21 were rejected based on their abstracts. Five of the studies could not be included because full texts were not available; 17 studies that met inclusion criteria in terms of abstracts and methodology were included in the study. Majority of the studies assessed weight (64.7 per cent), height (64.7 per cent), body mass index (64.7 per cent) and blood pressure (17.6 per cent) of inmates. Two of the studies used secondary data and one collected qualitative information via focus group discussions. Overall, prevalence of obesity (23.3 per cent), smoking (53.4 per cent) and physical inactivity (57.5 per cent) reported were high among prisoners.

Practical implications

Most of the studies were conducted in developed countries and this implies that there is a paucity of data in developing countries where prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is high. There is the need for more studies to be conducted in this area among developing countries.

Originality/value

This paper informs stakeholders on factors that put inmates at risk of cardiovascular diseases and can initiate timely interventions to be implemented within prisons.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 47 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the…

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The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act (which has been amended by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) provides:

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Managerial Law, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 10 April 2017

Reginald G. Ugaddan and Sung Min Park

The purpose of this paper is to examine salient mechanism by which the quality of political and administrative leadership might influence employee engagement in public…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine salient mechanism by which the quality of political and administrative leadership might influence employee engagement in public sector organizations through public service motivation (PSM). Specifically, the purpose of the paper is twofold. First, the psychological outcomes of quality of leadership perceptions among public employees are identified. Second, how PSM mediates the influence of leadership quality perceptions on employee engagement is examined.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses the US Merit System and Protection Board’s (MSPB) 2010 Merit Principles Survey. To establish the distinctive validity of the constructs, the authors performed exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis for latent variables, and subsequently conducted validity and reliability analyses. The authors performed a structural equation model to determine relationship between quality of political and administrative leadership, PSM, and employee engagement.

Findings

The results reveal that the quality of political and administrative leadership is positively related to PSM and employee engagement. This study also confirmed the mediating role of PSM on the relationship between the quality of political and administrative leadership.

Originality/value

The paper expands the literature through studies that may discover critical mechanisms that are of significance in enhancing employee engagement such as quality of leadership depicted in political and administrative leaders and PSM. While previous studies have extensively explored several antecedents of employee engagement, research focusing on the role of quality in public sector leadership and PSM remains limited.

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International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3558

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