Big Data Little Data No Data

Big Data  Little Data  No Data Author Christine L. Borgman
ISBN-10 9780262028561
Year 2015-01-02
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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"Big Data" is on the covers of Science, Nature, the Economist, and Wired magazines, on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. But despite the media hyperbole, as Christine Borgman points out in this examination of data and scholarly research, having the right data is usually better than having more data; little data can be just as valuable as big data. In many cases, there are no data -- because relevant data don't exist, cannot be found, or are not available. Moreover, data sharing is difficult, incentives to do so are minimal, and data practices vary widely across disciplines.Borgman, an often-cited authority on scholarly communication, argues that data have no value or meaning in isolation; they exist within a knowledge infrastructure -- an ecology of people, practices, technologies, institutions, material objects, and relationships. After laying out the premises of her investigation -- six "provocations" meant to inspire discussion about the uses of data in scholarship -- Borgman offers case studies of data practices in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and then considers the implications of her findings for scholarly practice and research policy. To manage and exploit data over the long term, Borgman argues, requires massive investment in knowledge infrastructures; at stake is the future of scholarship.

A Glimpse of Glory

A Glimpse of Glory Author Paul A. Lennon
ISBN-10 9781468511833
Year 2004-09-01
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher Author House
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Comedy and laughter come to the rescue of two teen-age boys in a background of 1942 Midwestern mediocrity. From the Depression into World War II, they feel ignored by working mothers and an indifferent, industrial Indianapolis. As buddies, they find laughter and hope while enduring the problems of puberty, the discovery of girls, learning life's lessons mostly from light-hearted movies, vaudeville, and the comedies of network radio. Their hilarious and naive efforts to become comedy stars thrust them into early manhood, from high school to show biz. Their story is humorous and touching, a roller coaster ride of experiences, giving the reader a rib-tickling glimpse of their hopes and dreams, struggles and setbacks, all in a warm tapestry of fun and good feelings.

Toxicological Profile for Selenium Update

Toxicological Profile for Selenium  Update Author John Risher
ISBN-10 9781437930764
Year 2011-05
Pages 437
Language en
Publisher DIANE Publishing
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Selenium (SE) and its compounds are used in photographic devices, gun gluing, plastics, paints, anti-dandruff shampoos, vitamin and mineral supp., fungicides, and glass. It is also used to prepare drugs and as a nutritional feed supp. for poultry and livestock. This profile includes: (a) The exam¿n. of toxicologic info. and epidemiologic evaluations on SE to ascertain the levels of significant human exposure for the substance and the chronic health effects; (b) A determination of whether adequate info. on the health effects of SE is avail. to determine levels of exposure that present a significant risk to human health (SRHH); and (c) Ident¿n. of toxicologic testing needed to identify the types of exposure that may present SRHH. Illus. A print on demand pub.

The Progress of Nations 2000

The Progress of Nations  2000 Author
ISBN-10 9789280635959
Year 2000
Pages 38
Language en
Publisher UNICEF
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AIDS is possibly the greatest catastrophe facing the African continent. This is the stark message delivered by this latest issue of the UNICEF Progress report. It is estimated 860,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa have lost their teachers to AIDS in 1999, yet education is the cornerstone in preventing the spread of the disease. These and other statistics are set out in this annual report, detailing the progress of improving the quality of life for children and young people throughout the world. Some positive developments can be noted, such as the near-eradication of Polio, but much is still needed to be done.

Culture Management

Culture Management Author Lukasz Wroblewski
ISBN-10 9783832543785
Year 2017-01-30
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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"Dr Lukasz Wroblewski's book Culture Management: Strategy and Marketing Aspects clearly recognises that the pressures on the cultural sector in the 21st Century are greater than ever before. Based on robust academic research within a practical industry context, this book addresses all the key issues related to marketing strategy and planning for the cultural industries. It will be an invaluable tool for managers, policy-makers and all those working in the creative and cultural world, and will help them to develop sound strategies for the future." Dr Kim Lehman Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania "Dr Wroblewski's book explains clearly what has changed to make the use of business models necessary, even in organizations which might have resisted in the past. Globalization has resulted in a population which understands and appreciates art and culture created in other countries. While it might be agreed that this is beneficial for society, it means that cultural arbitrators within a country no longer have the authority to dictate what is accepted as culture. Managers now understand that to gain the support of the public they must explain the benefits of consuming their cultural product." Dr Bonita M. Kolb Professor Emeritus of Lycoming College in Pennsylvania "A thoughtful and penetrating analysis of culture management addressing marketing strategies and cultural institutions. An important `must read' book for those involved in this exciting sector." Prof Adrian Payne University of UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales

Atlas of Mortality in Europe

Atlas of Mortality in Europe Author M. S. Burgher
ISBN-10 9789289013390
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher WHO Regional Office Europe
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The Atlas does more than give national averages for all the main causes of death in the WHO European Region; it gives data on regions within countries and shows changes in mortality at this level between 1980/1981 and 1990/1991. Finally, it literally draws pictures of health in Europe, presenting the data collected in vivid and informative maps and bar charts. By showing differences in mortality from various causes in the European Region, the Atlas also indicates areas in which more study is needed to determine both the reasons for these differences and the most appropriate action to reduce them.

Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9789241547543
Year 2009
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher World Health Organization
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These Guidelines review the use of medicines such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone and clonidine in combination with psychosocial support in the treatment of people dependent on heroin or other opioids. Based on systematic reviews of the literature and using the GRADE approach to determining evidence quality, the guidelines contain specific recommendations on the range of issues faced in organizing treatment systems, managing treatment programmes and in treating people dependent on opioids. Developed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed experts from the different regions of the globe, this book should be of interest to policy makers, program managers, and clinicians everywhere who seek to alleviate the burden of opioid dependence.

Kidnapped by Destiny

Kidnapped by Destiny Author Diane Kjos
ISBN-10 9781463476274
Year 2005-01-14
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Author House
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What would it take for her father to see that Joan only married him for his money after her mother died? He was the richest man in Las Vegas and Joan had him wrapped around her little finger. What was wrong with him? When Jenny found out her stepmother was having an affair with her father’s assistant at the Casino and was planning her kidnapping, she vowed she would prove to her father once and for all just what kind of woman he married. What she didn’t know was that she would fall in love with the man that kidnapped her.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine Author Meir H. Kryger
ISBN-10 9781437727739
Year 2010-11-01
Pages 1766
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Stay on top of the hottest topics in sleep medicine with 56 new chapters, including: Postpartum Sleep Disturbances Fatigue Risk Management What does Brain Imaging Reveal about Sleep Genesis and Maintenance? Physician Examination of the Sleep Patient Forensic Sleep Medicine Pathophysiology and Models of Insomnia Treatment of Insomnia: Developing Treatment Guidelines Restrictive Lung Disorders Sleep Medicine in the Elderly: Obstructive Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic, and Renal Disorders Sleep Apnea, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Sleep and Renal Disease Theories of Dreaming Why We Dream Sleep, Stress, and Burnout Evaluating Sleep EEG and Sleep Stage Scoring And more Master the newest areas in the field with 5 new sections covering: Sleep Mechanisms and Phylogeny Genetics of Sleep Physiology in Sleep Occupational Sleep Medicine Sleep Medicine in the Elderly Apply evidence-based approaches wherever available. Find answers more easily thanks to a new user-friendly, full-color format. Access the complete contents online from any computer and perform rapid searches on any topic. Follow links to PubMed abstracts for most bibliographical references. Access regular updates reflecting important new clinical developments. View video clips demonstrating key manifestations of sleep disturbances and interviews with sleep medicine pioneers and thought leaders. Enhance your knowledge with hundreds of self-assessment questions. Download patient education handouts in multiple languages. Import all of the images and tables into PowerPoint.

Shellfish Mariculture in Drakes Estero Point Reyes National Seashore California

Shellfish Mariculture in Drakes Estero  Point Reyes National Seashore  California Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309140749
Year 2009-07-17
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press
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When Drakes Estero, which lies within the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) about 25 miles northwest of San Francisco, California, was designated by Congress in 1976 as Potential Wilderness, it contained a commercial shellfish mariculture operation. Oyster mariculture began in Drakes Estero with the introduction of the nonnative Pacific oyster in 1932, and has been conducted continuously from that date forward. Hence, the cultural history of oyster farming predates the designation of Point Reyes as a National Seashore in 1962. Nevertheless, with the approach of the 2012 expiration date of the current National Park Service (NPS) Reservation of Use and Occupancy (RUO) and Special Use Permit (SUP) that allows Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to operate within the estero, NPS has expressed concern over the scope and intensity of impacts of the shellfish culture operations on the estero's ecosystem. Public debate over whether scientific information justifies closing the oyster farm led to the request for this study to help clarify the scientific issues raised with regard to the shellfish mariculture activities in Drakes Estero.

Iodine and Inorganic Iodides

Iodine and Inorganic Iodides Author J. Risher
ISBN-10 9789241530729
Year 2009
Pages 55
Language en
Publisher World Health Organization
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Iodine is a naturally occurring element and inorganic iodines found in the ocean accumulate in fish, shellfish and seaweed. Industrially iodine is used in many applications including the manufacture of inks, dyes, photographic agents and in water-purification. In the health-care industry, iodine is widely used as a disinfectant/biocide and in the production of soaps, bandages, and medicines. Iodine is also included as a salt in some countries to provide dietary supplementation. This Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) evaluates the scientific literature on the health aspects of iodine and inorganic iodides. Its focus is on the health effects from environmental exposures beyond those associated with the diet and nutritional supplementation. Radioactive iodine isotopes are regarded as outside the scope of the document.