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Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-0701

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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Simon Bevan

Explains the ways in which real estate and real estate valuationscan be shown in financial statements. Assists the valuer to betterunderstand the context in which they are…

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Explains the ways in which real estate and real estate valuations can be shown in financial statements. Assists the valuer to better understand the context in which they are working and the uses to which the valuation may be put. Concludes that valuers should fully understand the context in which their valuation will appear in the accounts and the risk therefore attached to their work before giving their client permission to incorporate a revaluation into financial statements.

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Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-2712

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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Simon J. Bevan

Cranfield Institute of Technology has completed the testing of an interlibrary loans module from SLS (Information Systems) Ltd. which forms part of the LIBERTAS integrated…

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Cranfield Institute of Technology has completed the testing of an interlibrary loans module from SLS (Information Systems) Ltd. which forms part of the LIBERTAS integrated library system. This is significant in that it is one of very few integrated interlibrary loans facilities. The basic aim of this article is to describe the workings of the module in general terms and to discuss some of the implications for libraries. It describes the main problems, both in the installation and in the system itself, and the main advantages, specifically the addition of increased numbers of access points, the loan analyses available, the chasing regimes for lenders and the overall saving of staff time.

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Program, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

Simon J. Bevan and John Harrington

An increasing number of organisations are taking advantage of technologies such as fax, E‐mail and image scanning in order to enter the document supply arena. This…

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An increasing number of organisations are taking advantage of technologies such as fax, E‐mail and image scanning in order to enter the document supply arena. This competition is focused on a move towards the provision of documents to the end user. Currently electronic table of contents/document ordering services which are very active in this area tend towards the premium end of the spectrum for many libraries.

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Program, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 October 2002

Simon Bevan, John Harrington and Hazel Woodward

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 19 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 5 June 2007

Simon J. Bevan

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of the Institutional Repository at Cranfield University – Cranfield QUEprints (http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk).

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of the Institutional Repository at Cranfield University – Cranfield QUEprints (http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk).

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The paper describes the methodologies involved in acquiring research output, and covers advocacy strategies, policies, and also provides data on cost and usage.

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The Cranfield QUEprints is a managed repository where the archiving is undertaken by library staff. This has proved to be a successful method of acquiring research outputs and increasing content. Selected methods of persuading academics to contribute to the IR, including personal contact, and marketing information, have also proved successful.

Research limitations/implications

That the report is specific to an institution, but provides experiences that will be generally applicable.

Originality/value

The paper provides reassurance that, when it comes to populating an institutional repository, an alternative method to self‐archiving can be successful and cost‐effective. It is hoped that the descriptions provided in the paper will provide encouragement to institutions currently without an IR that there are no insurmountable barriers to the development of such a system.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Publication date: 1 December 1996

Janet Evans, Simon J. Bevan and John Harrington

Explains the background, context and operation of the Cranfield University Library BIODOC Research Project which explores key issues in the access versus journal holdings…

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Explains the background, context and operation of the Cranfield University Library BIODOC Research Project which explores key issues in the access versus journal holdings debate. Hopes to test whether an access model of provision in certain circumstances provides more cost effective and appropriate information support than the traditional in‐house collection. The project involves the cancellation of all the library journal subscriptions for the Biotechnology Centre and their replacement by the UnCover Reveal current contents service and as document supply from a number of sources. Describes the factors such as rising periodical costs, availability of new electronic document delivery services, increasing use of e‐mail by academics that led to the experiment; and the reasons for the selection of the Biotechnology Centre as an appropriate partner. Describes the project management and everyday operation of the project and the design of the project to include data collection for evaluation. Includes consideration of the issue of copyright.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Simon J. Bevan

To describe the issues involved in the introduction of mandatory submission of electronic theses at Cranfield University.

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To describe the issues involved in the introduction of mandatory submission of electronic theses at Cranfield University.

Design/methodology/approach

Background information on how the availability of e‐theses has developed at Cranfield University is provided along with discussions and advice on issues such as the choice of software, thesis submission workflow and timeframes, particularly in relation to the publication of thesis‐related articles. It also looks at metadata issues as well as both retrieval and usage of electronic theses. Finally it describes how the service has expanded from e‐theses to other types of material and to the development and expansion of an institutional repository for Cranfield.

Findings

It is shown that there are a number of issues that will need to be addressed from the points of view of librarians, academic staff and registry staff and that one effective method of managing the process is to set up a working group with all stakeholders in the process. There is a clear need for administrative procedures to be discussed in detail and a recognition that the time involved in changing regulations may be significant.

Practical implications

It is clear that most of the issues that have arisen at Cranfield as outlined in the paper will be mirrored at other institutions that are considering the same changes, and so those institutions looking at the area of e‐thesis submission may gain some useful insights.

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This paper provides useful advice on the issues that will arise as institutions go through the process of introducing the mandatory submission of electronic theses.

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Program, vol. 39 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 15 February 2008

Lucy A. Tedd

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Program, vol. 42 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 20 February 2007

Lucy A. Tedd

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Program, vol. 41 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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