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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services

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  • July 27, 2010
  • Bhaskar Mukherjee
  • English
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This book has been written with a view to understand the validity of the perceptions of Open Access (OA) e-journals in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field. Using relevant OA journals this book presents and evaluates journals qualitatively and quantitatively. Over the last three hundred years scholarly journals have been the prime mode of transport in communicating the scholarly research process. However in the last few decades, a changing scenario has been witnessed in their form and format. OA is an innovative idea that attracts a fair amount of support and opposition around the world because it bridges the gap between digitally divided scholars by solving the pricing and permission crises that have imbalanced the scholarly communication process. Some scholars are of the opinion that OA has led to a chaotic environment where anyone can publish anything. Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services records, in detail, the impact by accessing the journals’ web site qualitatively and quantitatively in measuring the important elements such as articles, authors, countries, subjects and cited references. Finally, the book calculates the impact factor using synchronous and asynchronous approaches.

Mathematics for Neuroscientists

  • 1st Edition
  • July 26, 2010
  • Fabrizio Gabbiani + 1 more
  • English
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Virtually all scientific problems in neuroscience require mathematical analysis, and all neuroscientists are increasingly required to have a significant understanding of mathematical methods. There is currently no comprehensive, integrated introductory book on the use of mathematics in neuroscience; existing books either concentrate solely on theoretical modeling or discuss mathematical concepts for the treatment of very specific problems. This book fills this need by systematically introducing mathematical and computational tools in precisely the contexts that first established their importance for neuroscience. All mathematical concepts will be introduced from the simple to complex using the most widely used computing environment, Matlab. This book will provide a grounded introduction to the fundamental concepts of mathematics, neuroscience and their combined use, thus providing the reader with a springboard to cutting-edge research topics and fostering a tighter integration of mathematics and neuroscience for future generations of students.

Forms for the Therapist

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  • July 26, 2010
  • Allan G. Hedberg
  • English
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Allan Hedberg has been in private practice as a psychologist for over 30 years. In Forms for the Therapist, Dr. Hedberg has put together a one-stop source of every imaginable form for the early career therapist. The book is not geared exclusively to psychologists, but to all types of practitioners including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, alcohol counselors, rehabilitation, recreational, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. The forms have been provided by experienced, seasoned professionals who have refined their content over the course of many years in practice.In addition to the forms themselves, practical guidelines on their use and helpful information on developing personalized forms is included. The book is written in a concise format and the forms are easy to duplicate or adapt for the busy professional.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 43
  • July 21, 2010
  • Mark P. Zanna + 1 more
  • English
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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology. This serial is part of the Social Sciences package on ScienceDirect. Visit info.sciencedirect.com for more information. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology is available online on ScienceDirect — full-text online of volume 32 onward. Elsevier book series on ScienceDirect gives multiple users throughout an institution simultaneous online access to an important complement to primary research. Digital delivery ensures users reliable, 24-hour access to the latest peer-reviewed content. The Elsevier book series are compiled and written by the most highly regarded authors in their fields and are selected from across the globe using Elsevier’s extensive researcher network. For more information about the Elsevier Book Series on ScienceDirect Program, please visit: info.sciencedirect.com/bookseries/

Online Learning and Assessment in Higher Education

  • 1st Edition
  • July 15, 2010
  • Robyn Benson + 1 more
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The use of e-learning strategies in teaching is becoming increasingly popular, particularly in higher education. Online Learning and Assessment in Higher Education recognises the key decisions that need to be made by lecturers in order to introduce e-learning into their teaching. An overview of the tools for e-learning is provided, including the use of Web 2.0 and the issues surrounding the use of e-learning tools such as resources and support and institutional policy. The second part of the book focuses on e-assessment; design principles, different forms of online assessment and the benefits and limitations of e-assessment.

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

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  • July 12, 2010
  • Peter A. Lichtenberg
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New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients.

Important Helminth Infections in Southeast Asia

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 73
  • July 9, 2010
  • Xiao-Nong Zhou + 3 more
  • English
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This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews pertaining to the epidemiology, public health significance and shifts therein, control (current activities, successes, setbacks), persisting challenges (e.g. sanitation, universal coverage of health services, health-related behavior) of the key parasitic diseases in Southeast Asia. The book also discusses the new tools and approaches for enhanced discovery and control of helminthic diseases.

Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management

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  • July 8, 2010
  • Carl Young
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Security problems have evolved in the corporate world because of technological changes, such as using the Internet as a means of communication. With this, the creation, transmission, and storage of information may represent security problem. Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management is of interest, especially since the 9/11 terror attacks, because it addresses the ways to manage risk security in the corporate world. The book aims to provide information about the fundamentals of security risks and the corresponding components, an analytical approach to risk assessments and mitigation, and quantitative methods to assess the risk components. In addition, it also discusses the physical models, principles, and quantitative methods needed to assess the risk components. The by-products of the methodology used include security standards, audits, risk metrics, and program frameworks. Security professionals, as well as scientists and engineers who are working on technical issues related to security problems will find this book relevant and useful.

Epidemiology and Demography in Public Health

  • 1st Edition
  • July 6, 2010
  • Japhet Killewo + 2 more
  • English
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Epidemiology and Demography in Public Health provides practical guidance on planning and implementing surveillance and investigation of disease and disease outbreaks. Exploring contributing factors to the dynamics of disease transmission and the identification of population risks, it also includes a discussion of ehtics in epidemiology and demography including important issues of privacy vs. public safety. With a chapter on H1N1 and Bird flu, this book will be important for students and professionals in public health and epidemiology.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator's Reference

  • 1st Edition
  • July 6, 2010
  • Dustin Hannifin
  • English
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: The Administrators Essential Reference introduces the Windows Server 2008 R2, which is Microsofts flagship server operating systems latest release. The book explores its features; describes differences between the available editions; and discusses its deployment. After introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, the book explains its installation and configuration processes followed by its networking. It also examines different features, such as the active directory, internet information services 7.5, Hyper-V, and PowerShell V2. It discusses securing Windows Server 2008 R2 files and its print services, remote desktop services, high-availability and recovery features, and monitoring and troubleshooting; in addition, their delta changes are discussed in the final chapter. The book also explores the features that influence both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. These features allow the server operating system to work with Windows 7. One feature is the BranchCache, which offers users who open files across a Wide Area Network a better end-user experience by caching copy in the branch office when a document or intranet Web site is opened for the first time. Another feature is DirectAccess, which is the new remote connectivity solution for Windows networks.