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Publication date: 1 January 1984

Thomas A. Karel

For the past twenty‐five years or so, the writings of George Orwell — especially his final novel 1984 — have been a popular topic for student research. From junior high…

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For the past twenty‐five years or so, the writings of George Orwell — especially his final novel 1984 — have been a popular topic for student research. From junior high through graduate school, interest in Orwell has been consistent. Book reports, term papers, and even seminars on Orwell are common‐place in the national curriculum. Now, as the year 1984 arrives, librarians at all levels — public, school, academic — must brace themselves for a year‐long onslaught of requests for biographical and critical material on Orwell.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1982

Gary D. Barber

The first edition of the Academic American Encyclopedia (AAE) appeared in July, 1980. The vigorous advertising campaign preceding its initial appearance has been…

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The first edition of the Academic American Encyclopedia (AAE) appeared in July, 1980. The vigorous advertising campaign preceding its initial appearance has been maintained, both in the library press and elsewhere. All reviews of the set to date have been laudatory, although most reviewers have found a few minor points to criticize.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1989

Joan Berman

This index accompanies the index that appeared in Reference Services Review 16:4 (1988). As noted in the introduction to that index, the articles in RSR that deal with…

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This index accompanies the index that appeared in Reference Services Review 16:4 (1988). As noted in the introduction to that index, the articles in RSR that deal with specific reference titles can be grouped into two categories: those that review specific titles (to a maximum of three) and those that review titles pertinent to a specific subject or discipline. The index in RSR 16:4 covered the first category; it indexed, by title, all titles that had been reviewed in the “Reference Serials” and the “Landmarks of Reference” columns, as well as selected titles from the “Indexes and Indexers,” “Government Publications,” and “Special Feature” columns of the journal.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 April 2014

Dennis Y. Chung, Karel Hrazdil and Kim Trottier

Motivated by recent studies that demonstrate the superiority of the Global Industry Classification System (GICS) relative to the Standard Industry Classification (SIC…

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Purpose

Motivated by recent studies that demonstrate the superiority of the Global Industry Classification System (GICS) relative to the Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system in capital market research, the authors revisit the stock market anomaly documented by Thomas and Zhang (TZ) (“Overreaction to intra-industry information transfers?” Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 46, pp. 909-940) and analyze whether the anomaly based on SIC remains evident when intra-industry information transfers are based on the GICS. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors first replicate TZ and test whether stock prices of late announcers in response to earnings reported by early announcers in the same SIC industry are significantly related to subsequent price responses of late announcers to their own earnings reports. In the multivariate setting, the authors then evaluate whether the magnitude and significance of the overreaction anomaly changes under the more comprehensive GICS and across different time periods.

Findings

The authors first confirm the over-reaction anomaly based on SIC as documented by TZ. Utilizing a larger sample of firms based on the GICS and extending TZ for a new time period, the authors then demonstrate that the overreaction anomaly disappears during recent years, a period that is characterized by markedly higher trading activity.

Research limitations/implications

The findings provide new insights and contributions to the debate on whether or not market significantly misprices information transfers.

Originality/value

The authors are first to utilize the GICS in evaluating intra-industry information transfers.

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American Journal of Business, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1935-5181

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Article
Publication date: 15 August 2016

Frederick Proctor, Stephen Balakirsky, Zeid Kootbally, Thomas Kramer, Craig Schlenoff and William Shackleford

This paper aims to describe an information model, the Canonical Robot Command Language (CRCL), which provides a high-level description of robot tasks and associated…

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe an information model, the Canonical Robot Command Language (CRCL), which provides a high-level description of robot tasks and associated control and status information.

Design/methodology/approach

A common representation of tasks was used that is understood by all of the resources required for the job: robots, tooling, sensors and people.

Findings

Using CRCL, a manufacturer can quickly develop robotic applications that meet customer demands for short turnaround, enable portability across a range of vendor equipment and maintain investments in application development through reuse.

Originality/value

Industrial robots can perform motion with sub-millimeter repeatability when programmed using the teach-and-playback method. While effective, this method requires significant up-front time, tying up the robot and a person during the teaching phase.

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Industrial Robot: An International Journal, vol. 43 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-991X

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Article
Publication date: 6 February 2017

Martin Durisin, Alena Pietrikova, Juraj Durisin and Karel Saksl

The paper aims to investigate the structure and thermal stability of newly developed lead-free Sn-based alloys which can be used as novel materials in the soldering of…

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Purpose

The paper aims to investigate the structure and thermal stability of newly developed lead-free Sn-based alloys which can be used as novel materials in the soldering of electronic components.

Design/methodology/approach

Rapid solidification was used to prepare the alloys.

Findings

The results showed that the microstructure of these solders exhibited uniform distribution and small-sized intermetallic compounds. Also, smaller crystalline size can be expected compared to commercially available counterparts. The analyses revealed a uniform and homogenous distribution of the small intermetallic particles of Cu6Sn5 and Ag4Sn in the microstructure of solders. The practical implications mean an improvement in mechanical properties and thermal stability of such solder joints, which is a precondition of low mechanical, thermo-mechanical stresses in their structure.

Originality/value

The originality lies in the production of these alloys by the melt spinning technique which was not previously used in the electronics industry.

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1989

Helen Blackholly and Paul Thomas

The advantages and disadvantages of food irradiation are discussed,and examples are given. Particular emphasis is given to its effect onthe nutritive qualities of food…

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The advantages and disadvantages of food irradiation are discussed, and examples are given. Particular emphasis is given to its effect on the nutritive qualities of food, especially in conjunction with other widely used techniques (pesticides, for example).

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British Food Journal, vol. 91 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1990

Thomas J. Michalak

Historically, libraries have always included special features in their catalogs to meet local needs. This trend has changed over the years as cataloging standards have…

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Historically, libraries have always included special features in their catalogs to meet local needs. This trend has changed over the years as cataloging standards have been developed and accepted. The sheer volume of materials and the rising costs of operations have also curtailed the customizing of local records. However, the desirability of enhancing local records has been readdressed at Carnegie Mellon University. It has undertaken an experimental project to enhance catalog records for new books that meet defined criteria: for example, the books contain “citable” references in the table of contents; chapter titles, while not separately citable, do contain additional useful information; and exhibition catalogs cover 25 or fewer artists. The criteria for and process of enhancing records are discussed, and sample screen displays are illustrated.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 19 July 2021

Didem Türkoğlu

Welfare state retrenchment in advanced industrialized countries seeks to expand market-like logics in public services, based on the assumption that public services benefit…

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Welfare state retrenchment in advanced industrialized countries seeks to expand market-like logics in public services, based on the assumption that public services benefit from non-state initiative and competition. This logic gained a stronghold in policymaking, but its implementation nevertheless struggled to find acceptance. Public university tuition is one such case where policymakers aimed to increase investment in human capital through cost sharing. While students in some countries accept them as a necessary evil, opposition arises in others. Students in Germany and Turkey took to the streets in support of tuition-free higher education. Despite differences in their political contexts and the differential mediating role political culture plays, student mobilization reversed right-wing parties' policies. This article focuses on how opposition to tuition policies is covered by the news in both countries. Using a mixed-methods approach combining topic modeling with qualitative analysis, I show that student protests and tuition policy discussions are reported separately. In both countries, student protests involving confrontation were highlighted whereas reports on institutional actors dominated policy discussions. However, when movements pressure political parties to “own” an issue in their platform, party endorsement subsequently amplifies issue salience even if movement organizations and parties are not covered together by the media. This indicates an indirect effect of movements' collective action on news coverage. Political party endorsements mediate the amount of coverage movement issues receive. This finding provides insights into how opposition to welfare state retrenchment might navigate difficulties in closed media cultures that heavily favor institutional actors.

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The Politics of Inequality
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-363-0

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Publication date: 4 January 2013

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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