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The behaviour of the people of NE Thailand towards medicines for self-treatment. (1997)
Thesis
CHADBUNCHACHAI, S. 1997. The behaviour of the people of NE Thailand towards medicines for self-treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common illnesses among the people in NE Thailand which is commonly treated by self-medication. Ya-chud (several medicines together in a small plastic bag) for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain is an illegal... Read More

Self-assessments skills of occupational therapy students. (1997)
Thesis
CALDWELL, J.E. 1997. Self-assessments skills of occupational therapy students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Increasingly health workers are expected to self-evaluate within the work-place thus raising the question as to how they develop such skills. To date there has been very little research on self-assessment in higher education courses which prepare hea... Read More

The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK. (1997)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and PARKER, S. 1997. The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK. Library management [online], 18(1), pages 7-41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710157725

Describes a British Library Research and Innovation Centre-funded project to investigate the provision of European information in public libraries in the UK, via the establishment of the Public Information Relay (PIR), a European Commission initiativ... Read More

Staff development in international technical cooperation programmes: the case of the TEMPUS joint European project 'LISTEN'. (1997)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1997. Staff development in international technical cooperation programmes: the case of the TEMPUS joint European project 'LISTEN'. Information development [online], 13(4), pages 197-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666974238753

Explains the relationship between the purposes of staff development in schools of librarianship and information studies, and of international technical cooperation projects such as those supported by the European Commissions TEMPUS programme. Links t... Read More

SLISNET: UNESCO's experiment in virtual networking between schools of librarianship and information sciences. (1997)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1997. SLISNET: UNESCO's experiment in virtual networking between schools of librarianship and information sciences. New review of information networking [online], 3(1), pages 185-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614579709516907

This paper examines the origins and activities of SLISNET - an international network of Schools of Librarianship and Information Sciences, established by UNESCO in 1995 as an experiment in collaboration across the Internet. SLISNET has a Web site, a... Read More

The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. (1997)
Conference Proceeding
TAYLOR, B.J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M.S. 1997. The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. In Proceedings of the Building Environmental Performance Analysis Club (BEPAC) / Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) sustainable building mini-conference, 5-6 February 1997. Abingdon, UK. Reading: BEPAC, pages 168-174.

Modern buildings, domestic and commercial, have attempted to reduce their energy requirements by improving the airtightness of the envelope and increasing the thickness of insulation. However, this trend has developed simultaneously with increased us... Read More

Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. (1997)
Journal Article
WEIR, C. 1997. Corporate governance, performance and take-overs: an empirical analysis of UK mergers. Applied economics [online], 29(11), pages 1465-1475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/000368497326291

This paper analyses the relationship between the probability of being acquired, firm performance and governance structures. The acquired firms were all fully quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the acquisitions took place between 1990 and 1993. T... Read More

Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. (1997)
Thesis
SUJJA-AREEVATH, J. 1997. Preparation of novel modified-release dosage forms of diclofenac sodium and ibuprofen. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Mini-matrix multiple unit dosage forms (MUDFs) of diclofenac sodium and S(+) ibuprofen have been prepared. Normal tabletting techniques were used to form the mini-matrices prior to their enclosure in hard gelatin capsules. Four natural hydrophilic gu... Read More

Studies on the stability and activity of polymyxin B solutions. (1997)
Thesis
SAOHIN, W. 1997. Studies on the stability and activity of polymyxin B solutions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The correlation between the chemical stability and the microbiological activity of polymyxin B in phosphate buffer pH 6.0 and in proprietary eye drops was evaluated. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) was used to quantify the amount of the... Read More

The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. (1997)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S. 1997. The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. Building and environment [online], 32(5), pages 397-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(97)00012-7

The authors' previous analysis of dynamic insulation is extended to include the inner and outer air film resistances with the objective of modelling the variation in surface temperature with airflow. The boundary condition that comes closest to predi... Read More

Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice. (1997)
Thesis
PENGELLY, J. 1997. Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research is concerned with establishing a rationale which will link safe printmaking practices with artists' individual and sustainable creative practices, by investigating the preconception that printmaking practices may be limited by adopting... Read More

Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. (1997)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A., M√úNCH, B. and ROUZADE, J. 1997. Destruction of cyanobacterial toxins by semiconductor photocatalysis. Chemical communications [online], 4, pages 393-394. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/A607965B

The rapid destruction of microcystin, a cyanobacterial toxin, using a titanium dioxide photocatalyst is observed; the process is extremely efficient with high concentrations of toxin completely undetectable within 10“40 min, depending on the initial... Read More

The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services. (1997)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G., PARKER, S. and DAVIES, S. 1997. The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services. Library management [online], 18(5), pages 243-252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751

Compares the selective European information services in France and the UK, stating that whereas France gathers information from official documentation and its representations in the EC in Paris and Marseille, the UK got its European information from... Read More

European Union information: an investigation of need amongst public library users in three Scottish authorities. (1997)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1997. European Union information: an investigation of need amongst public library users in three Scottish authorities. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 29(2), pages 69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/096100069702900202

Reports results of a British Library funded study, undertaken by the School of Information and Media, Robert Gordon University with the help of three public libraries services (Aberdeen, Glasgow and Moray), to investigate the provision of European Un... Read More

Automatic modelling for diagnosis. (1997)
Conference Proceeding
AHRIZ, A. and XIA, S. 1997. Automatic modelling for diagnosis. In Ironi, L. (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th International workshop on qualitative reasoning (QR97), 3-6 June 1997, Cortona, Italy. Pavia: Istituto di Analisi Numerica [online], pages 3-12. Available from: http://www.qrg.northwes...Modelling_Diagnosis.pdf

Much of the past work on fault diagnosis did not pay enough attention to model construction and its important role in aiding problem solving. It was generally accepted that a model was available or was assumed to be present in a certain format before... Read More

Citizenship information and public libraries. (1997)
Other
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1997. Citizenship information and public libraries. Public library journal, 12(4), pages 73-77.

This article examines the development of the concept of citizenship information within the UK, with a particular focus on the role played by public libraries.

Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. (1997)
Thesis
MACLEOD, F. 1997. Isotopic studies of selenium in environmental samples. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Selenium has aroused much interest in the last decade. It is an essential trace element for man and animals and has been found to be the cofactor in two enzyme systems. The first, glutathionine peroxidase, acts as an anti-oxidant by destroying peroxi... Read More

Peering into the mist and struggling through it: the education and training of the future information professional. (1997)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1997. Peering into the mist and struggling through it: the education and training of the future information professional. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 29(1), pages 3-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/096100069702900101

Article prompted by an editorial published in Education for Information, 14, (2) July 1996, 83-4. Outlines some of the responses being made by library schools to changes affecting the library and information science (LIS) profession, including: chang... Read More

Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. (1997)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J. 1997. Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. Health services management research, 10(1-2), pages 113-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/095148489701000112

This paper is based on the results of a postal enquiry to health care professionals working in the care of elderly people in a Scottish Health Board. Responses fall into three main categories. The first refers to issues of process, where lack of info... Read More