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THERE ARE something like 4,700 qualified librarians in the local government service in this country and for most of us April 1 1974 is a date seldom far from our thoughts.
CALL IT what you will, serendipity, accident, fortuitous chance, but add it to coincidence and together they will take some beating. This was brought home to me recently…
CALL IT what you will, serendipity, accident, fortuitous chance, but add it to coincidence and together they will take some beating. This was brought home to me recently when browsing through fifty year old files of The Nation and The Athenaeum. In a vague search for something entirely different my eye was attracted by the heading, ‘The woman librarian’, a somewhat inelegant title to a longish letter to the editor sent by Dr Ernest A Baker on the occasion of a discussion at University College London conducted by Miss Marian Frost. Librarian at Worthing, who was at that time one of the sixteen women chief librarians in the country. And then, the very next day, there appeared in the November issue of NLW a note about the potential qualities of women librarians first published in 1889.
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE of the British Library was set up in June 1971 following the acceptance in April 1970 by the government of the recommendations of the Dainton…
THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE of the British Library was set up in June 1971 following the acceptance in April 1970 by the government of the recommendations of the Dainton Report on the national libraries and the consequent White Paper (Cmnd 4572) in January 1971. The committee is to plan the organisation of the library and develop and co‐ordinate its policy, and is clearly of the greatest importance, not only to the national libraries but to all libraries through the bibliographic and research services the British Library will undertake. What do we know of the work of this committee, which has now been in existence for a year?
THE Library Association record was, for many years, an important part of our professional lives. Its articles made it the do‐it‐yourself magazine of librarianship that the majority of us, grinding our way part‐time towards qualification, used, cherished, filed or cut and pasted into our study‐notes. The correspondence columns and the various announcements formed a necessary link between members at a time when there were few other points of contact.
FRANK COLE, Director of Libraries & Arts, Camden, writes: In April 1976 you allowed me to comment on the March editorial which had expressed romantic views on fines in public libraries. I wrote that within eighteen months of the suspension of fines in Camden, the number of Overdue books and recordings had risen by 120% and that, as a consequence, the penalties were to be re‐imposed. I am now able to write that, in a five month period since the re‐introduction of fines, the increase in overdues has fallen dramatically to 14% above the level of October 1973‐February 1974, when fines were last charged.
One of the most significant events that took place during the period under review was the recent symposium on economics bibliography held in July 1975 under the auspices…
One of the most significant events that took place during the period under review was the recent symposium on economics bibliography held in July 1975 under the auspices of the International Economics Association. It met at the famous Institut fur Weltwirtschaft, University of Kiel, West Germany. The theme of the symposium was the “Organization and Retrieval of Economic Knowledge.” The papers presented there covered recent trends in data and bibliographic organization, the emerging library characteristics of many specific economic subfields, the emerging solutions to the library cost problem and the boundaries of methodologies of economics. At its conclusion the Symposium issued a statement identifying some concerns about the future of economics libraries and data retrieval. Pending the forthcoming publication of the entire transcript, interested readers may find a summary of the symposium in the Journal of Economic Literature (December 1975: 1320–1321). While it is not entirely appropriate for this survey, I would be remiss if I did not mention another significant occasion: the bicentennial of the publication of the great Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations in honor of which the Clardendon Press has issued a special reprint.
Develops an original 12‐step management of technology protocol and applies it to 51 applications which range from Du Pont’s failure in Nylon to the Single Online Trade…
Develops an original 12‐step management of technology protocol and applies it to 51 applications which range from Du Pont’s failure in Nylon to the Single Online Trade Exchange for Auto Parts procurement by GM, Ford, Daimler‐Chrysler and Renault‐Nissan. Provides many case studies with regards to the adoption of technology and describes seven chief technology officer characteristics. Discusses common errors when companies invest in technology and considers the probabilities of success. Provides 175 questions and answers to reinforce the concepts introduced. States that this substantial journal is aimed primarily at the present and potential chief technology officer to assist their survival and success in national and international markets.
The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of the predictors and outcomes of knowledge sharing in a franchise system. An integrative framework is proposed to…
The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of the predictors and outcomes of knowledge sharing in a franchise system. An integrative framework is proposed to examine the influence of franchisee self-leadership on knowledge sharing and its subsequent influence on franchisee satisfaction and compliance.
On the basis of a survey of 111 franchisees of two leading bakery franchise brands in Korea, this study confirmed data validity and tested hypotheses by adopting partial least square–structural equation modeling.
Regarding the predictor of knowledge sharing, this research found that franchisee self-leadership has a positive effect on knowledge sharing. As outcomes, it found that active knowledge sharing has a positive effect on franchisee satisfaction and compliance. This study also shows that knowledge sharing mediates the relationship between self-leadership and franchisee satisfaction.
This research advises franchisors to actively develop programs and communication channels for knowledge sharing with franchisees to induce high levels of compliance and satisfaction. Furthermore, as selecting potential franchisees is key to the success of franchising, this research highlights the significance of self-leadership as a crucial personal trait of franchisees.
Despite the rapidly growing academic interest in franchise knowledge sharing, sparse theoretical approaches and empirical evidence are available. To address these limitations, this research presents an integrative model and empirical evidence.
The purpose of this paper is to understand the influence of self-leadership on the intention to mentor among university teachers considering the mediating role of…
The purpose of this paper is to understand the influence of self-leadership on the intention to mentor among university teachers considering the mediating role of self-efficacy and the moderating role of individualism-collectivism dimensions.
A standardized questionnaire was used to collect data from Indian (n=88) and Spanish (n=105) university teachers. The hypothesized relationships were analyzed using structural equation modeling and hierarchical multiple regression analysis.
Self-leadership strategies influence the intention to mentor through university teachers’ self-efficacy. The positive relationship between self-efficacy and intention to mentor becomes stronger when the respondents are inclined toward vertical collectivistic or horizontal individualistic values.
The study extends mentoring literature since it incorporates both individual and cultural variables, allowing observing their interplay and giving a holistic understanding of the issue. The main limitation of the study is its cross-sectional survey design, which is the use of data collected from a single-sitting, self-reporting measure. Different procedures were used to control method biases.
Intention to mentor can help university teachers (especially the younger staffs) and students to establish the process that can reinforce their commitment toward realistic goals. In the long term, entering into a mentoring relationship might boost self-efficacy and self-leadership qualities of the mentors themselves.
The comprehensiveness and relevance of the variables in the context chosen is the primary strength of this research. In the scenario of increasing professionalization and globalization, the cross-cultural nature of this study brings in a global perspective of the research problem.
The principles of sustainable development argue that organizations should make decisions not only based on economic or financial factors but also based on the long-term…
The principles of sustainable development argue that organizations should make decisions not only based on economic or financial factors but also based on the long-term social and environmental consequences. The Code on Corporate Governance is one of the drivers for corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting in Malaysia. Additionally, the way managers execute their responsibilities may be affected by their own tradition, beliefs, values, and culture. Thus, this chapter aims to examine the relationship between corporate governance characteristics and CSR disclosure and to investigate the influence of cultural values (Board’s Culture Domination) on the relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. A sample of 150 companies from the main board of Bursa Malaysia for year ended 2006 are chosen for the purpose of this study due to the year of the introduction of Bursa Malaysia CSR Framework. Based on available data, a CSR index is constructed. Hierarchical regression analysis is used to examine the relationship between the CSR disclosure index and the independent variables and also the moderating effect of Board’s Culture Domination. Results show that government ownership and audit committees have a positive and significant influence on CSR disclosure. Furthermore, the findings show that the Board’s Culture Domination moderate the relationship between audit committee, number of shareholders, foreign ownership, and CSR disclosure.