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Organising Knowledge in a Global Society

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society Book
Author : Philip Hider,Ross Harvey
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN : 1780634110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Organising Knowledge in a Global Society updates the successful first edition, which has been widely used as an introduction to the field of information organisation, both in Australia and overseas. The work reflects current practice and trends, paying particular attention to how libraries and other information services provide intellectual access to digital information resources through metadata. In this revision, the various information organisation components of the Web 2.0 phenomenon are discussed, including social tagging and folksonomies. The new edition also covers the latest developments in metadata standards, such as Resource Description and Access, and information retrieval systems such as the increasing support for faceted navigation. Examples and case studies have been updated throughout.

Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV

Engineering Societies in the Agents World IV Book
Author : Andrea Omicini
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2004-06-22
ISBN : 3540222316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2004, held in London, UK in October 2004. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement for inclusion in the book; also included are 2 invited papers by leading researchers in order to round of the coverage of the relevant topics. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: - multidisciplinary for agent societies - coordination, organization, and security of agent societies - abstractions, methodologies, and tools for engineering agent societies - applications of agent societies

Archives

Archives Book
Author : Sue McKemmish,Michael Piggott,Barbara Reed,Frank Upward
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-06-01
ISBN : 1780634161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Archives: Recordkeeping in Society introduces the significance of archives and the results of local and international research in archival science. It explores the role of recordkeeping in various cultural, organisational and historical contexts. Its themes include archives as a web of recorded information: new information technologies have presented dilemmas, but also potentialities for managing of the interconnectedness of archives. Another theme is the relationship between evidence and memory in archives and in archival discourse. It also explores recordkeeping and accountability, memory, societal power and juridical power, along with an examination of issues raised by globalisation and interntionalisation. The chapter authors are researchers, practitioners and educators from leading Australian and international recordkeeping organisations, each contributing previously unpublished research in and reflections on their field of expertise. They include Adrian Cunningham, Don Schauder, Hans Hofman, Chris Hurley, Livia Iacovino, Eric Ketelaar and Ann Pederson. The book reflects broad Australian and international perspectives making it relevant worldwide. It will be a particularly valuable resource for students of archives and records, researchers from realted knowledge disciplines, sociology and history, practitioners wanting to reflect further on their work, and all those with an interest in archives and their role in shaping human activity and community culture.

Computers for Librarians

Computers for Librarians Book
Author : Stuart J. Ferguson,Rodney Hebels
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2003-08-01
ISBN : 1780634196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computers for Librarians is aimed primarily at students of library and information management and at those library and information service professionals who feel the need for a book that will give them a broad overview of the emerging electronic library. It takes a top-down approach, starting with applications such as the Internet, information sources and services, provision of access to information resources and library management systems, before looking at data management, computer systems and technology, data communications and networking, and library systems development. It also provides an interesting set of case studies, which help to put theoretical and technical issues into context. Computers for Librarians can be read as a survey of where we are in terms of the electronic library, but it is also intended as an educational resource, and includes self-learning aids such as learning objectives, keywords and review questions for each chapter.

Collection Management

Collection Management Book
Author : John Kennedy
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-06-01
ISBN : 1780634145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rapidly increasing reliance on digital rather than print-based resources has not diminished the importance of library collection management, but it has required significant modification in the thinking and the practice of collection managers, who today usually have to consider their clients' need for both print-based and digital materials. This updated edition aims to provide a concise overview of the major elements of contemporary collection management of print and digital resources - including policy formulation, selection, acquisition, evaluation, preservation, deselection, and cooperative collecting - in a way which aims to be of interest to the student and to any other reader seeking an understanding of a particularly dynamic area of librarianship. Much that has been previously published on collection management focuses on academic libraries, particularly those in North America. This book places greater emphasis on the experiences of smaller public and special libraries, and attempts to view its subject from the perspective of libraries in Australia and other countries geographically remote from North America and Western Europe. Dr John Kennedy has taught collection management at Charles Sturt University for over a decade and has produced several previous publications on the subject.

Visionary Leaders for Information

Visionary Leaders for Information Book
Author : Arthur Winzenried
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-06-30
ISBN : 1780634102
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the theory, behaviour, connections and issues of modern information organizations. Asking leading professionals where we may be in the near future, it challenges both our perceptions and preconceptions. Posing perhaps the most vital question of all... Are we prepared? Do we have a vision?

ISO 14001 and Beyond

ISO 14001 and Beyond Book
Author : Sheldon Christopher
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 1351283340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On September 1st 1996, ISO 14001 was published, worldwide. Written over five years in consultation with international industrial experts, non-governmental organizations and regulators, this environmental management systems standard will help organizations manage their impacts on the environment, no matter what their size, nature or location. The implications for the future are enormous. But what does the standard mean in the real world? What changes do managers have to make to accommodate its principles? What decisions need to be faced and when? Is it really going to make a difference or is it just another case of global greenwash? Will it be another missed opportunity for you, your organisation, or your market? At the start of what promises to be a worldwide explosion of interest in standardised EMSs, ISO 14001 and Beyond looks at their creation, their use, and their limitations, attempting to discover the essential truth about this important management tool and where it will take industry. ISO 14001 and Beyond assembles the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field to record their thoughts and experiences on the new standard, its advantages and disadvantages. The book is designed to provide the reader with enough information with which to form an opinion on the future, and how that will influence subsequent actions. It also provides reassurance that, although the problems are real, so are the solutions. ISO 14001 and Beyond gives you the opportunity to read what some of the best minds have made of the standard so far and what they think lies ahead. There are reports covering a global spectrum of concern: from the US, Russia, Japan, Canada, Germany, the UK, and more; from multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, local government, universities and professional bodies. All this material is gathered together in one book to give you the best, most meaningful information for the crucial decisions that you will need to make in the coming months.

Towards a Knowledge Society

Towards a Knowledge Society Book
Author : Debal K. SinghaRoy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-10-16
ISBN : 1107065453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Examines the commodification of knowledge and its mass production, the proliferation of knowledge workers, and the importance of information and communication technologies"--

Organisation Change and Development

Organisation Change and Development Book
Author : Kavita Singh
Publisher : Excel Books India
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9788174464422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In these times of flux, organisations are compelled to proactively effect changes in their systems to cope with various factors in the external and internal environment. This comprehensive book tackles all the areas where change interventions are necessary. It is divided into three parts: (1) Organisational Change (2) Organisation Development, and (3) Knowledge Management. The first part, comprising five chapters, includes an examination of the imperatives of change in today's environment of competition. The different forces of change political, economic, technological are examined against the backdrop of shifting customer needs, systems dynamics, inadequacy of administration, profitability issues and resource constraints. The various models of change, corporate culture in terms of basic value orientations and norms, techniques of identifying and diagnosing organisational culture, classical leadership skills, and the ten key factors in effective change management have all been thoroughly discussed, as have the techniques of designing tailor-made change programmes. The second part, comprising four chapters, introduces the concept of Organisation Development and dissects the basic assumptions against diagnostic models, skills and methods, change agents, power and control issues, and implications of power politics. Certain categories of ethical dilemmas have been explored. Various types of OD interventions ranging from interpersonal & team development to process, structural and intergroup development are exhaustively discussed. The third part of the book, comprising four chapters, highlights the need for knowledge management in the present business scenario and discusses the roadblocks to the adoption of knowledge management solutions. Principles of knowledge management have been discussed along with the process of maturation of knowledge management techniques. The characteristics of a learning organisation have been diagnosed and steps for initiating the process of organisational learning have been outlined. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, faculty as well as practising professionals.

Human Factors of a Global Society

Human Factors of a Global Society Book
Author : Tadeusz Marek,Waldemar Karwowski,Marek Frankowicz,Jussi Kantola,Pavel Zgaga
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-06-02
ISBN : 1466572876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science, and education. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective explores the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline in the Conceptual Age of human creativity and social responsibility. Written by a team of experts and pioneers, this book examines the human aspects related to contemporary societal developments in science, engineering, and higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in those areas. It also discusses new paradigms for higher education, including education delivery, and administration from a systems of systems perspective. It then examines the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline. While there are other books that focus on systems engineering or on a specific area of human factors, this book unifies these different perspectives into a holistic point of view. It gives you an understanding of human factors as it relates to the global enterprise system and its newly emerging characteristics such as quality, system complexity, evolving management system and its role in social and behavioral changes. By exploring the human aspects related to actual societal developments in science, the book opens a new horizon for the HF community.

Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education

Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education Book
Author : Denise Summers,Roger Cutting
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-20
ISBN : 1137519118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory sector. There will be the opportunity to consider key debates, useful links and suggested reading to encourage further investigation and development of practice. Fundamentally, this book aims to empower teachers to critically analyse ESD through their own subject specialisms, engage in the debate and learn with their students. Democratic and participative approaches introduced will help readers to question traditional transmissive styles of teaching and learning and move on to the radical and transformative approaches required to embrace ESD. Therefore this book, whilst including illustrative examples, will encourage the reader to look at their own subject specialisms, practice, interests and those of their students to co-construct a curriculum that embeds ESD.

Integral Development

Integral Development Book
Author : Alexander Schieffer,Ronnie Lessem
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-23
ISBN : 1317115635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem introduce a groundbreaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac, a new, integral form of development is emerging around the world. Integral Development uniquely articulates this emergent approach, and invites us to fully participate in this process. The integral approach has been researched and framed over decades of in-depth experience in transformative development education and practice all over the world. It uniquely combines four mutually reinforcing perspectives: nature and community; culture and spirituality; science, systems and technology; and enterprise and economics. Conventional development theory and practice has prioritized the latter two perspectives, neglecting the former two. This has caused massive imbalances in today’s world. The four interconnected perspectives allow for a transformative and integrated engagement with core development issues in a way that is locally relevant and globally resonant. Throughout, the practical impact of Integral Development is brought to life through highly innovative cases from around the globe, drawing on the authors` first-hand experience. This makes the book a living demonstration of the power of this pioneering approach. Integral Development shows how individual, organizational and societal developments need to be interconnected to release a society’s full potential. It shifts the responsibility for large-scale development from often-distant experts and organizations to each individual, community, enterprise and institution within the society. It is essential reading - and a call to action - for everyone concerned with the current state of local and global development.

The Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development  OECD  Book
Author : Richard Woodward
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2022-03-31
ISBN : 1351025848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is routinely heralded as one of the leading organs of global governance, yet it remains one of the least written about and least well understood of our major global institutions. This fully revised and updated second edition builds a well-rounded understanding of this crucial, though often neglected, institution. A range of clearly written chapters chart the origins and evolution of the organization, comprehend its influence, examine its current agenda, and evaluate its future prospects. Rather than the simplified characterizations of the OECD as a “rich-country’s club” or “think tank,” this book suggests that truly understanding the OECD and its significance to global governance requires it to be conceived as the entity it truly is: an international organization. New to this edition: Outlines the OECD’s origins and evolution, bringing its story fully up to date Considers the ‘OECD way’ of working, including the peer review process Examines competing views of the OECD’s influence over global governance Evaluates the OECD reform and the organization’s future prospects This concise introduction continues to be vital reading for all students of international relations, politics and world history and affairs.

Asia Literacy in a Global World

Asia Literacy in a Global World Book
Author : Hannah Soong,Nayia Cominos
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-20
ISBN : 9811310688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is particularly timely in light of continuing international efforts to integrate Asia literacy into a national educational system where understanding of Asia – its languages, cultures, histories, and beliefs – is still at an emergent stage for a nation that is evolving into what George Megalogenis refers as ‘an Eurasian society’ (2015). The contributors to this collection range from the pioneers who created and developed the Asia literacy research space, to those who bring additional new theoretical insights through disciplines such as linguistics and ethnography. Their analysis has resulted in recommendations to develop a deeper understanding of working and living in diverse communities. The book also brings together theoretical perspectives on the current Australian socio-cultural and political context and how that can impact on pedagogical advancement in Asia literacy. The book argues for a broadening focus on what the outcomes Asia literacy in a global world can be for all Australians and offers counter narratives to the myth of a homogenous ‘White Australian culture’, to provide new ways of engaging with curriculum and pedagogy that transcend superficial awareness of multiculturalism to embrace realistic and reflective principles of global education.

Jean Fran ois Lyotard

Jean Fran  ois Lyotard Book
Author : Senior Lecturer in English Literature Simon Malpas,Simon Malpas,Simon (University of Edinburgh Malpas, UK)
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780415256155
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An essential student guide to Lyotard and issues in his work, including modernity and the postmodern, the sublime, ethics, history and representation, art and the unpresentable, knowledge and the university and the future.

Communication for Business and the Professions Strategie s and Skills

Communication for Business and the Professions  Strategie s and Skills Book
Author : Judith Dwyer
Publisher : Pearson Higher Education AU
Release : 2012-10-15
ISBN : 1442550554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The comprehensive how-to guide to preparing students for the demands they’ll face on the job. Dwyer thoroughly addresses the new-media skills that employees are expected to have in today’s business environment. Now titled Communication for Business and the Professions: Strategies and Skills, the fifth edition presents these technologies in the context of proven communication strategies and essential business English skills. With new and updated content on social media and technology, Dwyer provides comprehensive coverage of communication strategies and skills by linking theory and research with practical skills and examples. Dwyer believes in expanding our knowledge of what we can do to interact effectively and provides us with working models to practise and refine how well we do it. This edition continues to provide a solid background in communication, stimulate critical thinking, and promote active learning through a variety of features and activities.

FormaMente n 3 4 2015

FormaMente n  3 4 2015 Book
Author : AA. VV.
Publisher : Gangemi Editore spa
Release : 2016-05-05T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN : 8849282206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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RESEARCH – RICERCA A technological enhanced self-assessment activity to reduce university drop-out Matteo Martini, Fabrizio Fontana Globalization, crisis and financial instability: the role of confidence Michele Petrocelli APPLICATIONS – APPLICAZIONI Advanced inter-organizational collaboration for knowledge transfer in educational systems Christian-Andreas Schumann Competitive strategies as an effective instrument of enterprise development Natalia Raksha Instructional delivery utilizing a blended format Dominick P. Ferello, Jean A. Sterner HIGHLIGHT – PROSPETTIVE Career guidance from an educational perspective: a proposal within universities Giovanna Campanella Mobile learning technologies and educational applications Ozlem Ozan, Gonca Telli Yamamoto, Ugur Demiray The Challenge Academy: a creative crowdsourcing model for strengthening university-business cooperation Susanna Correnti CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INDICATIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

Planning in a Global Era

Planning in a Global Era Book
Author : Andy Thornley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351910876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globalization was the buzzword of the last decade. Advances in communication technology, computing and air travel have all contributed to the establishment of what has been referred to as a 'network society' that encompasses the globe. Such arguments clearly have a significance on planning - an activity which has been concerned with controlling and shaping the use of space. This volume brings together contributions from across the world in order to address some of the questions that arise from such global changes. The opening section addresses the globalization debate directly, raising some theoretical issues and exploring the planning implications across a range of world cities. This is followed by an exploration of the way the theoretical debate about planning may need to advance to encompass contemporary forces. A number of more specific accounts addressing the need for adaptation are offered. The final section focuses on two aspects - housing and sustainability - which persist as 'wicked problems' and are likely to remain at the top of the agenda in the third millennium.

Industrial Development and World Trade Organisation

Industrial Development and World Trade Organisation Book
Author : M. Lakshmi Narasaiah
Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9788171419418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Entrepreneurship has emerged as a major new force for change. To dynamic role of modern small business in economic growth has received fresh recognition worldwide. It is essential to promote entrepreneurship and to mobilize the dynamism of the private sector for accelerated national development. An unbridled private sector may not, however, ensure growth with equity. It is the prime responsibility of governments to create policy frameworks that enables businesses to apply technology for competitive advantage and for the well-being of the public. An agents of change and progress, entrepreneurs start by identifying a market opportunity and matching this with social or technical innovations. They then proceed to mobilize the resources necessary to drive their business concept to its commercial realization. The development of a product or service with a high-technology content never easy anywhere or at today s rapidly-changing global environment. It calls for restructuring the available technology and business development systems and developing the skills needed by a new breed of techno-entrepreneurs to transform innovations into market opportunities at home and abroad.

Federalism in a Changing World

Federalism in a Changing World Book
Author : Raoul Blindenbacher,Arnold Koller
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2003-04-11
ISBN : 0773526021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The three principal topics of the conference were federalism and foreign relations; federalism, decentralization and conflict management in multicultural societies; and assignment of responsibilities and fiscal federalism. The volume comprises texts by more than seventy authors from twenty countries throughout the world.