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Rethinking the Business Models of Business Schools
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-875-6

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Anne-Karen Hueske and Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan

During the last two decades, there has been increasing emphasis on higher education institutions as agents promoting and advancing sustainability. This chapter addresses…

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During the last two decades, there has been increasing emphasis on higher education institutions as agents promoting and advancing sustainability. This chapter addresses how sustainability is integrated into management education at higher education institutions. It is based on a systematic literature review that teases out governance, education, research, outreach and campus operations (GEROCO) as key elements for embedding sustainability in management education. In addition, it identifies the important role of having an overall governing strategic direction that serves to anchor sustainability. The chapter highlights that sustainability and responsible management education initiatives are interconnected and are complex to embed through the university system.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Thomas C. Wilson

This paper aims to clarify a mechanism for determining the robustness of digital preservation options given that the field has matured and contains a number of alternatives.

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This paper aims to clarify a mechanism for determining the robustness of digital preservation options given that the field has matured and contains a number of alternatives.

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By examining the component activities of digital preservation, the open archival information system (OAIS) reference model and the trustworthy repository certification process, this paper outlines a possible new model for evaluating the caliber of any particular digital preservation mechanism.

Findings

This paper offers a more ordered and prescriptive model for evaluating digital preservation efforts.

Research limitations/implications

As a review of the OAIS reference model is underway, this paper seeks to contribute to that ongoing discussion to address several issues lacking in the current model and its effect on the certification process.

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This paper identifies weaknesses in current practices and offers a model for addressing them.

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Digital Library Perspectives, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2059-5816

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Stuart Glogoff, Harry M. Kriz, Z. Kelly Queijo, Thomas C. Wilson, Kristine Hammerstrand, Beverly L. Renford, Mary J. Cronin, Katherine W. Cunningham and Richard Gordon

As libraries increasingly automate and provide external access to their resources, a continual and growing need emerges for training of staff who implement, employ, and…

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As libraries increasingly automate and provide external access to their resources, a continual and growing need emerges for training of staff who implement, employ, and support these systems, and, in turn, train end‐users to exploit their new capabilities. The objectives and training techniques that have been adopted by individual institutions and technology providers vary, some being broadly structured toward educating staff members to function in the emerging electronic (virtual) library environment, some being more narrowly structured to facilitate adaptation and use of a specific new system that is being implemented. This symposium expresses the diverse training needs, experiences, and practices adopted by individual libraries, by consortia comprising a large number of libraries, by technology vendors striving to serve their library customers, and by academic computing services that share strategic responsibility for implementing online access to library resources.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Kathleen Gunning, Judy E. Myers and Charles W. Bailey

In 1989, the University of Houston Libraries began a two‐year project to build an experimental Intelligent Reference Information System (IRIS). The IRIS project…

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In 1989, the University of Houston Libraries began a two‐year project to build an experimental Intelligent Reference Information System (IRIS). The IRIS project established a ten‐workstation CD‐ROM network that provided access to 19 CD‐ROM databases, developed an expert system to recommend reference sources, and conducted three research studies. In 1992, the Libraries initiated a new project to replace the IRIS network infrastructure, expand the number of network workstations, increase the number of networked CD‐ROM databases, offer remote access to CD‐ROMs, and provide access to new types of network resources, such as electronic serials and OPACs on the Internet. The Libraries also began a related project to develop a new version of the expert system.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Charles W. Bailey, Jeff Fadell, Judy E. Myers and Thomas C. Wilson

The University of Houston Libraries are developing an expert system to assist library users in selecting appropriate indexes and abstracts to meet their information needs…

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The University of Houston Libraries are developing an expert system to assist library users in selecting appropriate indexes and abstracts to meet their information needs. This project, which is being conducted by the Intelligent Reference Systems Committee, is the first step in a broader plan to develop reference expert systems.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 17 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Aaron Trehub and Thomas C. Wilson

The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the current state of distributed digital preservation (DDP) networks in North America and to provide a detailed…

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The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the current state of distributed digital preservation (DDP) networks in North America and to provide a detailed technical, administrative, and financial description of a working, self‐supporting DDP network: the Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet).

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews current regional and national initiatives in the field of digital preservation using a variety of sources and considers ADPNet in the context of generally accepted requirements for a robust DDP network. The authors view ADPNet in a comparative perspective with other Private LOCKSS Networks (PLNs) and argue that the Alabama model represents a promising approach to DDP for other states and consortia.

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The paper finds that cultural memory organizations in a number of countries have identified digital preservation as a critical issue and are crafting strategies to address it, with DDP‐based solutions gaining in popularity in North America. It also identifies an array of technical, administrative, and financial challenges that DDP networks must resolve in order to be viable in the long term.

Practical implications

The paper describes a working model for building a low‐cost but robust DDP network.

Originality/value

The paper is one of the first comprehensive descriptions of a working, self‐sustaining DDP network.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 28 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Jessica Mills, Heather Baid, Alison Taylor and Tania Wiseman

The proposed chapter will focus on university partnerships for sustainable development, specifically in relation to the health and social care sector. As this is a…

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The proposed chapter will focus on university partnerships for sustainable development, specifically in relation to the health and social care sector. As this is a burgeoning field of research and enterprise, this chapter would provide a valuable resource and much-needed exploration of how and with whom universities partner in terms of sustainability in health and social care.

The majority of universities have health sciences and social care departments delivering courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. As such, the chapter presents the range of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and working, shares methods to foster social responsibility through partnerships between students, staff, clinicians, and service users, and acknowledges the prospect of lifelong learning that partnerships in sustainability can generate.

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