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Publication date: 1 September 1999

Thomas J. Hench

This study examines the nature of emergent, self‐organizing systems in the context of the history of Herman Miller, Inc. This history informs our understanding of emergent…

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This study examines the nature of emergent, self‐organizing systems in the context of the history of Herman Miller, Inc. This history informs our understanding of emergent systems on two levels: how the dynamic of emergent self‐organization informs our sense of the past; and how it informs our understanding of an emergent, self‐organizing future. This article also recounts a critical period in the development history of Herman Miller, Inc.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 5 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-252X

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Publication date: 15 August 2008

Angela Jowitt

This concurrent mixed methods study aims to collect quantitative data indicating current levels of podcast usage, demographics of those using podcasts, technologies used…

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Purpose

This concurrent mixed methods study aims to collect quantitative data indicating current levels of podcast usage, demographics of those using podcasts, technologies used and perceptions of the podcasts. It also aims to collect qualitative data providing an expanded understanding on perceptions of the podcasts and suggestions for future enhancements.

Design/methodology/approach

Six sample podcasts were recorded and made available via New Zealand's UCOL – Universal College of Learning – web site in MP3 format. The target population was staff and students of UCOL. A web‐based survey instrument was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data with 86 complete responses received.

Findings

Results showed that there were differences found between the groups surveyed in perceptions and use of the library instructional podcasts. The majority of respondents thought the podcasts were “very good” with 71.1 per cent in favour of them. The most helpful podcast topics were identified, suggestions for future podcast topics were made, device ownership and required technologies were investigated, preferred times and places for listening to podcasts was ascertained and advantages and disadvantages were determined. The conclusion reached was that podcasting for library instruction does provide benefits and should be pursued.

Research limitations/implications

Participants were self‐selected on a non‐random basis. For these reasons and also due to the low response rate it was not possible to stratify the sample set or generalise results. This method of selection may also have caused a bias in answers towards those already interested in podcasting technology.

Originality/value

As podcasting is a new phenomenon for libraries, little is known about its usage and perceived benefits especially in New Zealand. This research offered an opportunity to fill a small gap in the knowledge of the usage and perceptions of podcasting and future potential as a medium for library instruction. This study was intended as an intermediary step and further research is therefore needed to gain a full picture.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 July 2007

Alan Marlow, Ralph Miller and John Pitts

Locally based policing ‐ involving co‐operation with local residents and agencies, is a key requirement of the government's police reform agenda. This article reports the…

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Locally based policing ‐ involving co‐operation with local residents and agencies, is a key requirement of the government's police reform agenda. This article reports the findings of an evaluation of one such initiative that involved residents in determining policing strategy on two urban housing estates. On one estate there were positive outcomes, but there was little change in the other. This appeared to be related to the range of skills possessed by the officers on the two sites.

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Safer Communities, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-8043

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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Ralph Miller

This article outlines the findings of an evaluation of the initial deployment of police community support officers in a county force. A public survey revealed strong…

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This article outlines the findings of an evaluation of the initial deployment of police community support officers in a county force. A public survey revealed strong support for the concept and indicated increased reassurance. There is potential for more involvement in policing tasks and organisational and management issues to be addressed.

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Safer Communities, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-8043

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Paul Nieuwenhuysen

The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used…

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The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used in online information and documentation work. They fall into the following categories:

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The Electronic Library, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 June 1985

Cynthia A. Kehoe

This paper reviews the history of separate online system interfaces, leading to efforts to develop expert systems for searching databases, particularly for end users, and…

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This paper reviews the history of separate online system interfaces, leading to efforts to develop expert systems for searching databases, particularly for end users, and introduces the research in such expert systems. Appended is a bibliography of sources on interfaces and expert systems for online retrieval.

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Online Review, vol. 9 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Geradine M. Kaman

Discusses the telecommunications infrastructure of the USA andissues surrounding its restructuring. Describes the role and impact ofbroadband Integrated Services Digital…

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Discusses the telecommunications infrastructure of the USA and issues surrounding its restructuring. Describes the role and impact of broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in applications development and the societal implications of this change. Points out that global development of broadband technologies makes personal access to multimedia applications possible and promotes new information‐sharing partnerships. Argues for an holistic, ethical approach to future development of ISDN.

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Publication date: 1 January 1985

Patrick R. Dewey

The Sider, a reasonably priced hard disk Apple‐compatible storage system, will overcome the capacity limitations of floppy discs. The Sider provides ten megabytes of…

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The Sider, a reasonably priced hard disk Apple‐compatible storage system, will overcome the capacity limitations of floppy discs. The Sider provides ten megabytes of support for functions such as word processing, document storage and retrieval, and electronic bulletin boards.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Alan Marlow

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Safer Communities, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-8043

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Publication date: 1 May 1914

The Milk and Dairies Bill introduced by Mr. SAMUEL aims at securing better inspection of dairies, including all premises in which milk is obtained, stored, or sold, such…

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The Milk and Dairies Bill introduced by Mr. SAMUEL aims at securing better inspection of dairies, including all premises in which milk is obtained, stored, or sold, such as cowsheds, milk depots, and milk shops. It also aims at the tracing of impure milk and the prevention of its infection, as well as the elimination of cows yielding tuberculous milk.

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British Food Journal, vol. 16 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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