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Privacy through security: policy and practice in a small-medium enterprise. (2008)
Book Chapter
ALLISON, I. and STRANGWICK, C., 2008. Privacy through security: policy and practice in a small-medium enterprise. In Subramanian, R. (ed.) Computer security, privacy, and politics: current issues, challenges, and solutions. Hershey, PA: IRM Press [online], chapter 8, pages 157-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-804-8

The chapter discusses how one small business planned for, and implemented, the security of its data in a new enterprise-wide system. The companys data was perceived as sensitive, and any breach of privacy as commercially critical. From this perspecti... Read More

Automatically acquiring structured case representations: the SMART way. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
ASIIMWE, S., CRAW, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and TAYLOR, B. 2008. Automatically acquiring structured case representations: the SMART way. In Ellis, R., Allen, T. and Petridis, M. (eds.) Applications and innovations in intelligent systems XV: application proceedings of the 27th Annual international conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) (AI-2007): innovative techniques and applications of artificial intelligence, 10-12 December 2007, Cambridge, UK. London: Springer [online], pages 45-58. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-086-5_4

Acquiring case representations from textual sources remains an interesting challenge for CBR research. Approaches based on methods in information retrieval require large amounts of data and typically result in knowledge-poor representations. The cost... Read More

Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J. and GRANT, E. 2010. Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. In Proceedings of the 1st DESIRE Network conference on creativity and innovation in design (DESIRE'10), 16-17 August 2010, Aarhus, Denmark. Lancaster: DESIRE Network [online], pages 181-188. Available from: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1854995

There are a wide range of approaches and organizations, which have the common aim of supporting SMEŸs to deliver new products and services. This paper examines the various approaches which have been taken and in particular describes the work of The C... Read More

A grand day out: empathic approaches to design. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J. and MCDONAGH, D. 2008. A grand day out: empathic approaches to design. In Clarke, A., Evatt, M., Hogarth, P., Lloveras, J. and Pons, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International conference on engineering and product design eduction (E&PDE 2008): new perspectives in design education, 4-5 September 2008, Barcelona, Spain. Glasgow: Design Society [online], volume 1, pages 198-203. Available from: https://www.designsocie...ic+Approaches+to+Design

Design education is facing some interesting and challenging times. Students need to be equipped with all the necessary designing skills, whilst being effective interdisciplinary team players and sensitive design researchers. There has been increasing... Read More

Facilitating query decomposition in query language modeling by association rule mining using multiple sliding windows. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
SONG, D., HUANG, Q., RUGER, S. and BRUZA, P. 2008. Facilitating query decomposition in query language modeling by association rule mining using multiple sliding windows. In Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Plachouras, V., Ruthven I. and White, R.W. (eds.) Advances in information retrieval: proceedings of the 30th European conference on information retrieval (IR) research (ECIR 2008), 30 March - 3 April 2008, Glasgow, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 4956. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 334-345. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7_31

This paper presents a novel framework to further advance the recent trend of using query decomposition and high-order term re- lationships in query language modeling, which takes into account terms implicitly associated with di®erent subsets of quer... Read More

Robust query-specific pseudo feedback document selection for query expansion. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
HUANG, Q., SONG, D. and RUGER, S. 2008. Robust query-specific pseudo feedback document selection for query expansion. In Macdonald, C., Ounis, I., Plachouras, V., Ruthven I. and White, R.W. (eds.) Advances in information retrieval: proceedings of the 30th European conference on information retrieval (IR) research (ECIR 2008), 30 March - 3 April 2008, Glasgow, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 4956. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 547-554. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7_54

In document retrieval using pseudo relevance feedback, after initial ranking, a fixed number of top-ranked documents are selected as feedback to build a new expansion query model. However, very little at- tention has been paid to an intuitive but cri... Read More

Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
LIU, H., SONG, D., RUGER, S., HU, R. and UREN, V. 2008. Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. In Li, H., Liu, T., Ma, W.-Y., Sakai, T., Wong, K.-F. and Zhou, G. (eds.) Information retrieval technology: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 4th Asia information retrieval symposium (AIRS 2008), 15-18 January 2008, Harbin, China. Lecture notes in computer science, 4993. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 44-50. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68636-1_5

Dissimilarity measurement plays a crucial role in contentbased image retrieval, where data objects and queries are represented as vectors in high-dimensional content feature spaces. Given the large number of dissimilarity measures that exist in many... Read More

A novel metadata based meta-search engine. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
ZHU, J., SONG, D., EISENSTADT, M. and BARLADEANU, C. 2008. A novel metadata based meta-search engine. In Cordeiro, J., Shishkov, B., Ranchordas, A. and Helfert, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International conference on software and data technologies (ICSOFT 2008), 5-8 July 2008, Porto, Portugal. Setúbal: Science and Technology Publications [online], volume 3, pages 312-315. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5220/0001896403120315

We present a novel meta-search engine called DYNIQX for metadata based cross search in order to study the effect of metadata in collection fusion. DYNIQX exploits the availability of metadata in academic search services such as PubMed and Google Scho... Read More

Electronic theses and dissertations: promoting 'hidden' research. (2008)
Journal Article
COPELAND, S. 2008. Electronic theses and dissertations: promoting 'hidden' research. Policy futures in education [online], 6(1), pages 87-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2304/pfie.2008.6.1.87

Since the mid 1990s an increasing number of higher education institutions and organisations have been encouraging the production and submission of theses and dissertations in electronic format. Where access to electronic theses and dissertations is a... Read More

Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C., DOUGLAS, A. and HALEY, D. 2008. Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. Presented at a Bright Sparks seminar, 2008, London, UK.

This paper is by way of an initial attempt to articulate a set of thoughts that are still emergent. These thoughts are concerned with artists working in public life. They are concerned with the form of research that artists do. They are concerned wit... Read More

Zzzz... Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship. (2008)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2008. Zzzz... Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 6(3), pages 370-389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019133

Using the qualitative research techniques of auto-ethnography, active reflection and natural observation to construct a data set of businesses in a village in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK this exploratory, longitudinal study examines the dynamic... Read More

Crisis plan? (2008)
Journal Article
BUDGE, A., IRVINE, W. and SMITH, R. 2008. Crisis plan? What crisis plan! How microentrepreneurs manage in a crisis. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 6(3), pages 337-354. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019131

This inductive research study seeks to answer these research questions: (1) Do owners of successful microbusinesses react to crises unknowingly; or (2) Do they proactively manage crises? Using naturalistic observation and in-depth interviews of busin... Read More

Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. (2008)
Thesis
TOLEDANO O'FARRILL, R. 2008. Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research study investigates the concept of workplace information literacy (IL) theoretically and empirically, focusing on the connections between information literacy and knowledge management (KM). This dissertation examines the relevance and ap... Read More

The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. (2008)
Thesis
TURRIFF, A. 2008. The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to establish how high school librarians in Scotland and America can become effective evidence-based decision-makers. Initial data collection consisted of written questionnaires to elicit background data from librarians on the extent... Read More

Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. (2008)
Book Chapter
BONNEY, N., KOMOLAFE, O. and TAIT, E. 2009. Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. In Lee, I. (ed.) Electronic business: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 125, pages 2014-2024. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1

There are substantial inequalities in access to and use of the Internet. These inequalities build on enduring social and economic inequalities that have themselves been rooted in previous rounds of the development of electronic technologies and have... Read More

Re-writing the Danish American dream? (2008)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. and NEERGAARD, H. 2008. Re-writing the Danish American dream? An enquiry into Danish enterprise culture and Danish attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Bridge: journal of the Danish American Heritage Society, 31(1), pages 41-64.

This research story which to us reads like a fairytale is the second-part of an exploration into Danish Enterprise Culture. It tells an oft forgotten tale, a Danish Success Story which we hope will one day be held even dearer by self-deprecating Dane... Read More

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. (2008)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2008. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. Libri [online], 58(4), pages 294-305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2008.029

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a comparative, follow-up study to... Read More

From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. (2008)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. and LEE, E. Y-C. 2008. From tradition to modern: attitudes and applications of guanxi in Chinese entrepreneurship. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 15(4), pages 775-787. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/14626000810917852

Purpose “ This article aims to examine one aspect of Chinese culture, guanxi. Guanxi, special relationships has long been employed to facilitate business in China. The authors ask whether this is likely to continue in the rapidly changing environment... Read More

Photocatalytic destruction of geosmin using novel pelleted titanium dioxide. (2008)
Journal Article
BELLU, E., LAWTON, L.A. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2008. Photocatalytic destruction of geosmin using novel pelleted titanium dioxide. Journal of advanced oxidation technologies [online], 11(2), pages 384-388. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/jaots-2008-0225

Geosmin is produced by cyanobacteria and actinomycetes in surface waters. It causes undesirable earthy off-flavours in freshwater fish and is a major concern for the drinking water industry. This paper presents the first published study on the use of... Read More

Organisational culture, national culture and performance in international joint ventures based in Israel. (2008)
Journal Article
AVNY, G. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2008. Organisational culture, national culture and performance in international joint ventures based in Israel. International journal of business and globalisation [online], 2(2), pages 133-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2008.016622

International Joint Ventures (IJV) capitalise on localised skills, knowledge and capabilities. Moreover, the internationalisation of markets offers scope to innovate, develop and market new products benefiting from international collaborations. Nonet... Read More