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Practising Information Literacy

Practising Information Literacy

By: Annemaree Lloyd; Sanna Talja

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2010

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This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research conducted in primary and secondary schools, higher education, workplaces, and community contexts. The studies offer new insights into questions such as how transferable are the information practices and skills learned in one context to other contexts? What is the degree to which information competences are generic, to what degree are they domain and context specific? What are the...

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Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy

Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy

By: Susie Andretta

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2012

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This book has two aims: firstly to present an investigation into information literacy by looking at how people engage with information to accomplish tasks or solve problems in personal, academic and professional contexts (also known as the relational approach). This view of information literacy illustrates a learner-centred perspective that will be of interest to educators who wish to go beyond the teaching of information skills. The second aim of this book is to illustrate how the relational approach can be used as an investigative framework. As a detailed account of a relational study,...

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Mechanical Logic in Three-Dimensional Space

Mechanical Logic in Three-Dimensional Space

By: Gennaro Auletta

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2013

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The book explores how build a mechanical inferences by making use of arithmetic operations on a string of numbers representing statements. In this way logic is reduced to a branch of the combinatory calculus. It covers the field of traditional logic by showing that any kind of inference can be mechanically reduced to three-variables and two-premise inferences. Meriological inferences can also be easily treated in this way. The book covers the following subjects: structural description of space; three-variable inferences through products, sums, subtractions, and divisions; generalization to...

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Silicon and Silicide Nanowires: Applications, Fabrication, and Properties

Silicon and Silicide Nanowires: Applications, Fabrication, and Properties

By: Yu Huang; King-Ning Tu

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2013

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This book comprises theoretical and experimental analysis of various properties of silicon nanocrystals, research methods and preparation techniques, and some promising applications. It comprises nine chapters. The first three are based on processing, the next three on properties, and the last three on applications of nanowires of silicon and silicides. ...

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Public Libraries and their National Policies

Public Libraries and their National Policies

By: John Helling

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2012

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Public Libraries and their National Policies is aimed at practicing librarians and scholars with an interest in public libraries. It examines the various models for providing public library services around the world and discusses differences in such areas as funding sources, standards, regulations and use. At a time when public libraries are facing shrinking budgets and increasing pressure to consolidate or otherwise modify their governance structure, this book provides a timely glimpse into international best practices. Written by a practicing public library administrator with a...

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Teaching Research Processes

Teaching Research Processes

By: William Badke

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 29-FEB-2012

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Information literacy may be defined as the ability to identify a research problem, decide the kinds of information needed to tackle it, find the information efficiently, evaluate the information, and apply it to the problem at hand. Teaching Research Processes suggests a novel way in which information literacy can come within the remit of teaching faculty, supported by librarians, and reconceived as ‘research processes’. The aim is to transform education from what some see as a primarily one-way knowledge communication practice, to an interactive practice involving the core research tasks...

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Leadership in Libraries

Leadership in Libraries

By: Maha Kumaran

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-FEB-2012

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The efforts of ethnic-minority librarians to become leaders in Western libraries are an important topic for any librarian working towards becoming a leader, with issues such as cross-cultural leadership relevant for all aspiring librarians. Leadership in Libraries covers leadership in various areas, provides examples of successful minority leaders in different fields and statistical data on minorities and librarians in several countries. The title probes library school programs and their efforts to develop leadership skills among librarians in general, and among minority librarians in...

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Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Social Sciences

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Social Sciences

By: Chenicheri Sid Nair; Patricie Mertova

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 08-FEB-2013

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This title is the second Chandos Learning and Teaching Series book that explores themes surrounding enhancing learning and teaching through student feedback. It expands on topics covered in the previous publication, and focuses on social science disciplines. The editors previously addressed this gap in their first book Student Feedback: The cornerstone to an effective quality assurance system in higher education. In recent years, student feedback has appeared in the forefront of higher education quality, in particular the issues of effectiveness and the use of student feedback to affect...

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Crisis Information Management

Crisis Information Management

By: Christine Hagar

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2011

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This book explores the management of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. Natural disasters, such as the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 and human-made crises, such as the recent political disruption in North Africa and the Middle East, have demonstrated that there is a great need to understand how individuals, government, and non-government agencies create, access, organize, communicate, and disseminate information within communities during crisis situations. This edited book brings together...

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Libraries and Archives

Libraries and Archives

By: Tomas Lidman

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-JUN-2012

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Libraries and Archives analyses the facts and arguments behind an increasing debate as to what extent libraries and archives are fulfilling the same missions. Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks, and the work-flow looks very different, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if the two institutions work closely together or even merge. To understand the present situation it is important to have an understanding of the role of libraries and archives and their shared history. Therefore the development up to the present day is...

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Management of Information Organizations

Management of Information Organizations

By: Waseem Afzal

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2012

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This book is a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS) and provides a succinct but deep account of management and information organizations. Management of Information Organizations presents a broad view of the information organizations and the nature of management in these organizations, and how information professionals are affected by such management systems. The book equips the reader with the knowledge that will enable them to develop a strong intellectual foundation relating to management and its...

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Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres

Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres

By: Eva Semertzaki

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2011

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This book focuses on the role of special libraries as knowledge management centres in their organisations. It describes the work of a special library and the special library draws on the characteristics that make the nucleus of collecting and organising knowledge which is used for the benefit of the institution. By acquiring and sharing knowledge, staff will enhance the intellectual capital of the institution. Traditionally libraries are the information centres that organise and classify information. Further on they are the proper places to create human networks and to organise the...

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Information Literacy

Information Literacy

By: Geoff Walton; Alison Pope

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2011

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Focusing on important information literacy debates, this new book with contributions from many of the main experts in the field highlights important ideas and practical considerations. Information Literacy takes the reader on a journey across the contemporary information landscape, guided by academics and practitioners who are experts in navigating this ever-changing terrain. Diversity of content from authors with national and international reputations Shows professionals how to operate at a strategic level to engender institutional change and have a direct practical application for...

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Towards A Semantic Web

Towards A Semantic Web

By: Bill Cope; Mary Kalantzis; Liam Magee

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2011

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This book addresses the question of how knowledge is currently documented, and may soon be documented in the context of what it calls ‘semantic publishing’. This takes two forms: a more narrowly and technically defined ‘semantic web’; as well as a broader notion of semantic publishing. This book examines the ways in which knowledge is represented in journal articles and books. By contrast, it goes on to explore the potential impacts of semantic publishing on academic research and authorship. It sets this in the context of changing knowledge ecologies: the way research is done; the way...

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The Art of People Management in Libraries

The Art of People Management in Libraries

By: James McKinlay; Vicki Williamson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 20-JAN-2010

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This book explores recent trends in human resource management practices and presents options for their application within the special context of libraries, especially academic and research libraries. It lays out a set of the most pressing HR management issues facing senior library leaders in the context of continuous organisational change in the 21st century and offers library practitioners effective tips for people management. A practical ‘how-to’ book that provides realistic and proven solutions to real-world challenges Provides examples from organizations to highlight concepts and...

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Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

By: Angelo Basile; S Nunes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2011

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Membrane materials allow for the selective separation of gas and vapour and for ion transport. Materials research and development continues to drive improvements in the design, manufacture and integration of membrane technologies as critical components in both sustainable energy and clean industry applications. Membrane utilisation offers process simplification and intensification in industry, providing low-cost, and efficient and reliable operation, and contributing towards emissions reductions and energy security. Advanced membrane science and technology for sustainable energy and...

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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

By: M Hall

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2010

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Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment....

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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

By: D. Roddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2010

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Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of...

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High-Temperature Superconductors

High-Temperature Superconductors

By: X Qiu

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

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High temperature superconductors have received a great deal of attention in recent years, due to their potential in device and power applications. This book summarises the materials science and physics of all the most important high temperature superconductors as well as discussing material growth, properties and applications. Part one covers fundamental characteristics of high temperature superconductors and high TC films such as deposition technologies, growth, transport properties and optical conductivity. Part two is concerned with growth techniques and properties of high temperature...

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Coatings for Biomedical Applications

Coatings for Biomedical Applications

By: M Driver

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2012

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The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and host and combine the properties of various materials to improve device performance. Coatings for biomedical applications provides an extensive review of coating types and surface modifications for biomedical applications. The first part of the book explores a range of coating types and their biomedical applications. Chapters look at...