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Evaluation of a Resource Discovery Service: FindIt@Bham
In autumn 2012, the University of Birmingham launched FindIt@Bham, a Primo-based Resource Discovery Service, after a series of focus groups with students and staff to help determine its initial configuration and customisation. This paper presents the results from a large-scale online survey and focu...
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Author : Bull, Stephen and Craft, Edward and Dodds, Andrew
Date : 2014
Source : New Review of Academic Librarianship , 20 (2). pp. 137-166. ISSN 1361-4533
Keywords : Resource Discovery, Web-Scale Discovery, User Experience, User Behaviour, Academic Library, Primo, Evaluation, Staff, Students, Survey, Focus Groups
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How we FindIt@Bham using Primo
The University of Birmingham is currently investing in its library and systems. A three year programme of activity, completed in Autumn 2013, has seen a review of all printed monograph material held by Library Services and the implementation of a new resource discovery solution, ‘in-house’ reading l...
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Author : Bull, Stephen and Craft, Edward
Date : 2014
Source : SCONUL Focus , 60. pp. 47-53. ISSN 1745-5782
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Thinking about the emotional labour of nursing – supporting nurses to care
The aim of this article is to report some of the work undertaken by a nursing “think tank”, focussed on examining the causes of poor nursing care in hospitals, and potential solutions. A “think tank” was convened which incorporated widespread discussion with national, regional and local stakeholder...
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Author : Sawbridge, Yvonne and Hewison, Alistair
Date : 2013
Source : Journal of Health Organization and Management, 27 (1). pp. 127-133. ISSN 1477-7266
Keywords : Emotional labour, Care, Staff support, Hospitals, Nurses, Nursing, Patient care, Management stress
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(Re)considering new agents: a review of labour market intermediaries within labour geography
The world of work continues to change. Labour markets in most countries are increasingly shaped by policies of neoliberal deregulation while strategies of flexibility dominate public policy and corporate strategy across an array of sectors. At the forefront of these changes are the myriad labour mar...
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Author : Enright, Bryony
Date : 2013
Source : Geography Compass, 7 (4). pp. 287-299. ISSN 17498198
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Doctor talk: simple corpus methodologies for EMP teachers
Proceedings from the Corpus Linguistics 2011 conference held at the ICC Birmingham, 20-22 July 2011 Paper#257(a): Doctor talk: simple corpus methodologies for EMP teachers http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/corpus/publications/conference-archives/2011-birmingham.aspx
Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : 2012
Source : Corpus Linguistics Conference 2011 - Centre for Corpus Research - University of Birmingham .
Keywords : Medical English, corpus linguistics, English learning, language
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Japanese medical student attitudes towards English accents and the implications these attitudes have on teaching medical English conversation
The central questions this paper seeks to address are: 1) What are the attitudes of first year medical students in a Japanese medical school towards the varieties of English that exist in the world? More specifically, do these students consider mother tongue varieties of English to be disproporti...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : 2012
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
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Medical academic writing versus general writing: a systemic grammar perspective
Peter R. R. White, describes ‘systemics’ as that which provides an ‘account of the grammar of the language as it is used in actual social situations and hence is concerned at all times with the meaning, communicative functionality and rhetorical purposes of language’ (2000). This analysis examines t...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : 2012
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
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Discrimination without description. Are the differences conceptualised or fully subconscious?
This paper uses an innovative analysis of an individual’s cognitive processes to investigate a real-life example of processing rendered subconcious by a mask that shared characteristics with the varied feature. In about half the participants, integrative performance on the object was better than ana...
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Author : Booth, David A. and Sharpe, Oliver and Conner, Mark T.
Date : 2011
Source : Discrimination without description. Are the differences conceptualised or fully subconscious?. pp. 1-19.
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Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (KBART ): A NISO/UKSG Recommended Practice
The Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBAR T) working group was set up in January 2008 as a joint UKSG and NIS O initiative to explore data problems associated with the OpenURL supply chain. The Recommended Practice from Phase I of KBAR T—NIS O RP-9-2010, KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools—wa...
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Author : Pearson, Sarah
Date : 2010
Source : Information Standards Quarterly, 22 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 1041-0031
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Paved with gold: an institutional case study on supporting Open Access publishing
The debate over scholarly communications and the future of publishing continues to simmer. Open Access is seen to be a Good Thing in principle, but how does it work, how much does it cost and who pays for it? A pilot study in supporting "gold" and "green" Open Access at the University of Birmingham ...
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Author : Russell, Jill and Kent, Tracy K
Date : 2010
Source : Serials: the journal for the international serials community, 23 (2). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0953-0460
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How can we enhance enjoyment of secondary school?: the student view
This paper considers enjoyment of formal education for young people aged 14 to 16,largely from their own perspective, based on the view of around 3,000 students in England. The data includes documentary analysis, official statistics, interviews and surveys with staff and students. Enjoyment of schoo...
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Author : Gorard, Stephen and See, Beng Huat
Date : 2010
Source : British Educational Research Journal. ISSN 0141-1926
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Invisible libraries lift veil on content
The inexorable rush of technological progress equips digital libraries with the tools to offer a great deal more than a set of electronic databases is discussed in this interview with Tracy Kent, Digital Assets Programme Advisor.
Author : Kent, Tracy K
Date : 2009
Source : Information World Review. p. 12.
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Education Policy, Law and Governance in the United Kingdom
In this contribution, we present an overview and discussion of the key policies, trends and issues in UK education. The focus in the initial sections is more on the school system of early and compulsory education. Later sections focus also on post-compulsory and higher education, and links to the wo...
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Author : Harris, Neville and Gorard, Stephen
Date : 2009
Source : TiBi, 22.
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Japanese media versus American media coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy
Japan and the U.S. have a long intimate relationship. Both have a history together that has included some of the most epic clashes and collaborations of all time. It stands to reason that even though both countries differ markedly in culture, values, socially accepted norms and conventions, there ex...
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Author : Jego, Eric H.
Date : 2009
Source : Centre for English Language Studies.
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What are Academies the answer to?
This paper builds upon an earlier analysis presented in this journal. Using official figures for school compositions and for outcomes at KS4 from 1997 to 2007, this paper considers each of the annual cohorts of new Academies in England, from 2002 to 2006. It shows that their level of success in comp...
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Author : Gorard, Stephen
Date : 2009
Source : Journal of Education Policy, 24 (1). pp. 101-103. ISSN 0268-0939
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Hinduism and international development: religions and development background paper
This background paper is concerned with the intersection between Hinduism and international development. It provides an overview of existing studies, discusses the views of some of the main academic interpreters who have drawn attention to links between Hinduism and issues relevant to development, a...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2009
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Reference software : what you need to know
Managing references is a labour intensive, but necessary part of Information Management. Referencing correctly ensures that appropriate credit is given to sources and authors used to support research, avoids plagiarism and provides evidence that adequate research has been undertaken. If references a...
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Author : Kent, Tracy K
Date : 2009
Source : Refer, 25 (3). pp. 15-16.
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Dotting the DOIs and crossing the ESSNs: Librarians’ support for the RAE 2008
At the University of Birmingham, 2008 was the first time that library staff were involved in a Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and by ensuring the completion of all record elements and the sourcing of over 4,000 items, they became an integral part of the process. This article highlights the info...
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Author : James, Ann-Marie
Date : 2008
Source : Serials: the journal for the international serials community, 21 (3). pp. 174-177. ISSN 0953-0460
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On the 90-degree-lemma
In their technical report “On the bitopological nature of Stone duality” Jung and Moshier axiomatise a bitopological space as a d-frame, which can equivalently be described as a partial frame, a structure with two orders, one being a special Scott domain and the other a complete lattice. The rich ...
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Author : Klinke, Olaf
Date : 2008
Source : On the 90-degree-lemma.
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Concepts of development in Islam: a review of contemporary literature and practice
This article explores whether and the extent to which the Islamic tradition espouses particular development models. Specifically the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent materials produced by relevant Islamic institutions and by some of the main academic interpreters, in order t...
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Author : Kroessin, Mohammad R.
Date : 2008
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Sikhism and development: a review
This paper provides a review of literature that bears on the relationship between Sikhism and development. At its most general level, this review raises the question of whether the Sikh tradition is compatible with or hinders development, as generally understood in the mainstream 'development discou...
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Author : Tatla, Darshan
Date : 2008
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Neuroevolution of Agents Capable of Reactive and Deliberative Behaviours in Novel and Dynamic Environments
Both reactive and deliberative qualities are essential for a good action selection mechanism. We present a model that embodies a hybrid of two very different neural network architectures inside an animat: one that controls their high level deliberative behaviours, such as the selection of sub-goals,...
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Author : Robinson, Edward and Ellis, Timothy and Channon, Alastair
Date : 2007
Source : Advances In Artificial Life, 4648. pp. 345-354. ISSN 0302-9743
Keywords : Artificial Life, Neural Networks, Incremental Evolution, Re- active and Deliberative Systems, Novel and Dynamic Environments
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Information Literacy and IT Skills Delivery: the ICT Skills Project at the University of Birmingham
This article describes Phase 2 of the ICT Skills project, which used the WebCT Virtual Learning Environment to deliver information literacy and IT Skills training materials to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the University Of Birmingham. It describes the aims of the project, the development of le...
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Author : Wallace, Vicky
Date : 2007
Source : Journal of Information Literacy, 1 (2). ISSN 1750-5968
Keywords : Information Literacy; Higher Education; Undergraduate students; online learning; blended learning; learning objects; information technology skills
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African traditional religion and concepts of development: a background paper
This paper provides an overview of the literature concerning African Traditional Religion and its relationship to development. Given the shortage of material pertaining specifically to this topic, the paper attempts to use the available broader literature to shed light on how the religious tradition...
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Author : Alolo, Namawu
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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An overview of development studies: background paper
The main aim of this background paper is to provide an understanding of the development studies literature and how this has evolved over time, to inform work on the relationships between religions and development, especially for those who are engaging in research on development issues for the first ...
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Author : Nkurunziza, Emmanuel
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Buddhism and development: a background paper
The aim of this study is to provide a background paper that is concerned with the intersection between Buddhism and international development. Firstly, it provides a brief overview of Buddhist teachings, beliefs and practices; secondly, it will discuss the relationship between Buddhist values and ke...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Concepts of development in the Christian traditions: a religions and development background paper
This paper aims to give an overview of thinking on development and related issues in the major Christian traditions. The paper is divided into five sections: Roman Catholic social teaching; liberal Protestantism and social Christianity; the Ecumenical movement and liberation theology; Conservative-E...
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Author : Kim, Kirsteen
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Religion and public management literature review
This paper reviews literature that is concerned with the role of religion in public administration and management. Firstly we provide some conceptual clarifications and then go on to examine and compare the key features of the traditional/bureaucratic model and the new public management model (NPM),...
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Author : Shah, Rebecca and Larbi, George and Batley, Richard
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Understanding the role of religions in development: the approach of the RAD Programme
Recognition of social diversity and difference has, over the last few decades, had a profound impact on development theory. Concerns of the different needs, roles and experiences of various gender, disability, age, and ethnicity groups have started to shape how theorists and practitioners alike enga...
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Author : Rakodi, Carole
Date : 2007
Source : RAD Working Papers Series.
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Survey of parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain
This is a research report to Disability Rights Commission (DRC), June 2006 on parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain.
Author : Lewis, Ann and Davison, Ian and Ellins, J and Parsons, Sarah and Robertson, Christopher
Date : 2006
Source : Survey of parents and carers of disabled children and young people in Great Britain.
Keywords : parents, carers, disabled children, disabled young people, Great Britain, young people with disabilities, children with disabilities
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EThOS: progress towards an electronic thesis service for the UK.
The EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) project is building on previous e-thesis (or EDT) initiatives, and co-ordinating the work of some of the key players in the UK to develop a service for finding, accessing and archiving digital copies of Doctoral theses produced in UK higher education inst...
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Author : Russell, Jill
Date : 2006
Source : Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 19 (1). pp. 32-36. ISSN 1475-3308
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Sense Making Through Narrative: A Carer's Experience and the Relevance for Social Work
This article focuses on the field of adoption to illustrate how an interpretative methodological approach to a single extract of research text can suggest diverse ways of making sense of an adoptive parent’s experience. We seek to demonstrate an approach to understanding text as narrative using a sh...
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Author : Aiers, Andrew and Johnson, Ian
Date : 2006
Source : None.
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Measuring social identity in the professional context of provision for pupils with special needs.
The educational inclusion of pupils with special, or additional, educational needs is being promoted internationally. One would expect that professionals for whom the group identity as ‘special professional’ is both important and perceived as being under threat, would only be supportive of inclusion...
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Author : Lewis, Ann and Crisp, Richard J
Date : 2004
Source : School Psychology International, 25 (4). pp. 404-421. ISSN 0143-0343
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Tricky Stats. (1) Confounding. (2) P values. (3) Scales.
These three short pieces were entries to a competition on "Tricky Stats" that were each published in British Psychological Sciety's monthly periodical, The Psychologist, in 1994 or 1995. [There is a slightly longer unpublished version of the piece on 'scales' at the end of this e-paper. See also a s...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 1995
Source : The Psychologist.
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