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Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. (1998)
Thesis
BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

See Coversheet for system requirements. The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to assess the impact of new techno... Read More about Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice..

Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau. (1998)
Journal Article
BEER, S.F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 30(4), pages 223-240. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/096100069803000403

Reports results of a study of the rural information needs in the Shetland Islands areas aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the operation of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau (SICAB). The objectives were: to analyse the operation of... Read More about Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau..

An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment. (1998)
Thesis
PETROVSKI, A. 1998. An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The present work investigates methods for optimising cancer chemotherapy within the bounds of clinical acceptability and making this optimisation easily accessible to oncologists. Clinical oncologists wish to be able to improve existing treatment reg... Read More about An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment..

The Mitterand Library in context: the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and library provision in France. (1998)
Journal Article
DAVIES, S.C. and JOHNSON, I.M. 1998. The Mitterand Library in context: the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and library provision in France. Libri [online], 48(4), pages 187-211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.1998.48.4.187

On 17 December 1996, President Chirac inaugurated a public reference library situated in the largest, costliest and most debated building erected in Paris in modern times. This building is part of a wider project, launched in 1988 by the late Preside... Read More about The Mitterand Library in context: the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and library provision in France..

The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession. (1998)
Thesis
GAMMIE, E.B.A. 1998. The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this thesis was to critically evaluate whether biodata could be used as a valid tool in the pre-selection process of trainee chartered accountants. Biographical details of recently qualified accountants who trained within the whole spectru... Read More about The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession..

Challenges in developing professionals for the 'information society': and some responses by the British schools of librarianship and information studies. (1998)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1998. Challenges in developing professionals for the 'information society': and some responses by the British schools of librarianship and information studies. Library review [online], 47(3), pages 52-59. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00242539810209122

This paper identifies six major challenges facing the information profession as the 'Information Society' emerges: assisting users to deal with information overload; the high level of technical skills required to manage the new Information and Commun... Read More about Challenges in developing professionals for the 'information society': and some responses by the British schools of librarianship and information studies..

Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. (1998)
Thesis
WHERRETT, J.R. 1998. Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation..

Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. (1998)
Thesis
BAIN, D.F. 1998. Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Prolonged therapy required to effectively treat mycobacterial infection frequently results in severe dose-limiting side-effects and drug resistance due to patient non-compliance with protracted dosage regimens. Biodegradable poly-a-hydroxy acid micro... Read More about Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials..

Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995. (1998)
Thesis
GOURLAY, D. 1998. Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis analyses the reasons why the system of industrial relations on the United Kingdom continental shelf is very different from that which prevails both onshore and on the Norwegian continental shelf, where the same technology is used to produ... Read More about Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995..

UNESCO and human resource development for the 'Information Society'. (1998)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1998. UNESCO and human resource development for the 'Information Society'. Education for information [online], 16(3), pages 237-242. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-1998-16304

The emergence of the ‘Information Society’ appears to present a unique opportunity for libraries and information services to assert a new and more significant position for themselves in society. However, to be well equipped to seize these opportuniti... Read More about UNESCO and human resource development for the 'Information Society'..

An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community. (1998)
Thesis
READ, R.W. 1998. An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The main aims of this research were to evaluate the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community and to investigate the role of the pharmacist in optimising health outcomes relating to chronic pain by assessing th... Read More about An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community..

The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach. (1998)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach. In Wilson, T.D. and Allen, D.K. (eds.) Exploring the contexts of information behaviour: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on research in information needs, seeking and use in different contexts (ISIC 1998), 13-15 August 1998, Sheffield, UK. London: Taylor Graham, pages 304-320. Available from: http://www.informationr...SIC1998/98_Marcella.pdf

The aims of the Citizenship Information project were to measure demand for citizenship information and establish the nature of information need exhibited by users. The objectives of the project were to: 1.define and describe citizenship information 2... Read More about The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach..

First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry. (1998)
Thesis
CARNEGIE, D. 1998. First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The offshore oil and gas industry has created significant wealth for the UK economy; approximately 250 billion Great British Pounds (GBP) since oil was discovered under the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) of which approximately 70 billion GBP... Read More about First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry..

Processes influencing the destruction of Microcystin-LR by TiO2 photocatalysis. (1998)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A., CORNISH, B.J.P.A. and JASPARS, M. 1998. Processes influencing the destruction of Microcystin-LR by TiO2 photocatalysis. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 116(3), pages 215-219. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1010-6030(98)00312-8

We have previously reported the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis in the destruction of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR [P.K.J. Robertson, L.A. Lawton, B. Münch, J. Rouzade, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 4 (1997) 393; P.K.J. Robertson, L.A. Lawton,... Read More about Processes influencing the destruction of Microcystin-LR by TiO2 photocatalysis..

A career progression survey of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Information Analysis. (1998)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. A career progression survey of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Information Analysis. Education for information [online], 16(2), pages 107-130. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/EFI-1998-16202

This paper describes the results of a survey of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Information Analysis at the School of Information and Media, the Robert Gordon University. The survey was carried out by means of a postal questionnaire to a... Read More about A career progression survey of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Information Analysis..

The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. (1998)
Journal Article
LAING, D. and WEIR, C. 1998. The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. Journal of general management [online], 23(4), pages 51-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404.

Experience, rather than qualifications, influences the pay received by company directors. Executive pay has been the subject of much recent discussion, with concern being expressed about the levels of pay received by the chief executive officers of c... Read More about The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors..

The building envelope as an air filter. (1998)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M.S. 1998. The building envelope as an air filter. Building and environment [online], 34(3), pages 353-361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00017-1

Recent research suggests that fine-particulate air pollution increases the incidence of lung disease and premature death. In this paper, single fibre filter theory was used to predict the theoretical particulate collection efficiency of air permeable... Read More about The building envelope as an air filter..

Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. (1998)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 1998. Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. Journal of scholarly publishing, 29(3), pages 154-166.

This article offers a snapshot of the status of and pressures on the academic author in the UK at the end of the twentieth century. The Research Assessment Exercise of 1996 and the Report of the Inquiry into Higher Education, published in July 1997,... Read More about Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK..

Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. (1998)
Thesis
STEWART, D.C. 1998. Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aimed to measure the effect on health outcomes of implementing selected recommendations of the Grampian Joint Drug Formulary in primary care. Antibiotics used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs), ulce... Read More about Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes..

Citizenship information, electronic government. (1998)
Other
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Citizenship information, electronic government. Information UK outlooks, 31, pages 1-22.

This paper summarises the results of the Citizenship Information national survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of the UK general public. The project was funded by the BLR&IC and comprised a survey by questionnaire covering al... Read More about Citizenship information, electronic government..