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Fiction selection: an AI at work? (1996)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. 1996. Fiction selection: an AI at work? New library world [online], 97(2), pages 24-32. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/03074809610110145

Considers the historical dimension of the treatment of fiction in libraries and concludes that, if fiction is regarded as a resource, library users are entitled to enhanced access to it. Notes that enhancing access to fiction is widely regarded in th... Read More about Fiction selection: an AI at work?.

European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. (1996)
Report
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and PARKER, S. 1996. European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. British library research and innovation report number 19. London: British Library.

This report describes a British Library funded research project which investigated the provision of European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom, and in particular the implementation of the Public Information Relay - a European Comm... Read More about European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom..

Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. (1996)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J., CAWTHORNE, D.A. and IMBABI, M.S. 1996. Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. Building and environment [online], 31(6), pages 519-525. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0360-1323(96)00022-4

A one-dimensional model describing the steady-state dynamic and diffusive behaviour of a three-layer building envelope element is developed with the objective of elucidating the physics of simultaneous heat and vapour transport through dynamically in... Read More about Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes..

Building design team communication: practice and education. (1996)
Thesis
WHYTE, A. 1996. Building design team communication: practice and education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examined three propositions: - (i) there are problems in the building design team created by difficulties of communication between different professional disciplines, (ii) communication difficulties are primarily a function of cultural dif... Read More about Building design team communication: practice and education..

Microgravity measurement in space using imaging techniques. (1996)
Thesis
STEEDMAN, M.J. 1996. Microgravity measurement in space using imaging techniques. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The proposal is made that very small changes in gravitational field could be detected by monitoring a cell of heated fluid. Variations in gravity would be observed by their effect on the convection in the fluid cell. It is proposed that the convectio... Read More about Microgravity measurement in space using imaging techniques..

A formalism for describing and simulating systems with interacting components. (1996)
Thesis
CORR, G.A. 1996. A formalism for describing and simulating systems with interacting components. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis addresses the problem of descriptive complexity presented by systems involving a high number of interacting components. It investigates the evaluation measure of performability and its application to such systems. A new description and si... Read More about A formalism for describing and simulating systems with interacting components..

Electronic public informaton and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. (1996)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., PARKER, S. and BAXTER, G. 1996. Electronic public informaton and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. Vine [online], 26(1), pages 25-30. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/eb040592

This article outlines the details of a British Library Research and Development Department funded project on the provision of European Union information in public libraries in the UK. It explains how European Union information is currently being prov... Read More about Electronic public informaton and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government..

The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning. (1996)
Thesis
LAWTON, S.M.R. 1996. The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effectiveness of distance learning within post-registration community nurse education. In this context, 'effectiveness' is defined as being useful to the student or 'fit for purpose' and it focuses on the... Read More about The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning..

Refinement complements verification and validation. (1996)
Journal Article
CRAW, S. 1996. Refinement complements verification and validation. International journal of human computer studies [online], 44(2), pages 245-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1996.0012

Knowledge based systems are being applied in ever increasing numbers. The development of knowledge acquisition tools has eased the Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck. More recently there has been a demand for mechanisms to assure the quality of knowled... Read More about Refinement complements verification and validation..

Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. (1996)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I.K. 1996. Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. International journal of information management [online], 16(1), pages 27-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0268-4012(95)00059-3

In a recent survey amongst senior executives in the UK, using data as a corporate resource was ranked as the second most important information systems management issue. Managers are becoming ever more dependent on information, on which to base busine... Read More about Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice..

European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. (1996)
Other
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1996. European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. Public library journal, 11(1), pages 11-12.

In the early 1990s, during the lengthy and often heated debate over the United Kingdom's ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, the European Commission became increasingly aware of a communication gap between itself and the British public. Mindful of... Read More about European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay..