Summary: This book is intended as a guide for those people who have been charged with establishing a library or information service in their organisation. It is a practical guide to the steps that need to be taken, the people that will need to be dealt with and the procedures that will have to be adopted in order to bring the venture to a successful conclusion. The book contains many practical tips and hints from the author, based upon his 'hands-on', practical experience of setting up many new information services. Key Features: It deals with the whole process - from start to finish Is based on sound principles that have worked in practice Is easy to follow as a step-by-step guide Is of value to both professional librarians and non-professional staff working in the field The Author: He has developed libraries in various government departments, colleges and other organisation such as the Human Rights Commission. Kirby Porter is currently employed as Principal Librarian for the Northern IrelandCivil Service and Head of Library Services for the Northern Assembly; he is responsible for managing the Government Library Service and advising Government departments. Readership: The book is aimed at all librarians and informational professionals, and non-librarians responsible for library collections. Those individuals involved in library organisation and information management will also find it to be key reading. Contents: Introduction - aims of the book, audience Why create a library service, purpose First steps - finding out about customers, involving customers Information audit, finding out about what you have got, finding out about what the customer needs Organising information,classification standard, cataloguing standards, copyright Planning and implementation, library lay
USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, 9E is a non-debit/credit text known for its strong decision-making focus and its incorporation of flagship companies for increased relevance. This text provides the appropriate blend of academic rigor with step-by-step learning and decision-making models that reach today's students and equip them with the skills they need to be effective decision makers and future business leaders. Instead of an abstract approach to accounting, USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION takes students through recognizable focus companies and their specific financial data and business strategies, imparting students with real-life experience and a model to hone the skills necessary to making important decisions. This edition features three key models that provide students with a more structured approach to understanding financial data and explains how it is used to make sound business decisions. The Transaction Analysis Model helps students see the effects an economic event has on the accounting equation and financial statements, the Financial Decision Framework focuses on ratio analysis and financial decisions, and the Ethical Decision Model helps students use ethical judgment when applying accounting principles. USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, 9E will help students learn and understand core accounting rules. It also will give them a framework through which they can apply their knowledge to make effective business decisions.
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From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear to signal the arrival of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This is a geological era defined not by natural environmental fluctuations or meteorite impacts, but by collective actions of humanity.
Environmental Transformations offers a concise and accessible introduction to the human practices and systems that sustain the Anthropocene. It combines accounts of the carbon cycle, global heat balances, entropy, hydrology, forest ecology and pedology, with theories of demography, war, industrial capitalism, urban development, state theory and behavioural psychology. This book charts the particular role of geography and geographers in studying environmental change and its human drivers. It provides a review of critical theories that can help to uncover the socio-economic and political factors that influence environmental change. It also explores key issues in contemporary environmental studies, such as resource use, water scarcity, climate change, industrial pollution and deforestation. These issues are 'mapped' through a series of geographical case studies to illustrate the particular value of geographical notions of space, place and scale, in uncovering the complex nature of environmental change in different socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. Finally, the book considers the different ways in which nations, communities and individuals around the world are adapting to environmental change in the twenty-first century.
Particular attention is given throughout to the uneven geographical opportunities that different communities have to adapt to environmental change and to the questions of social justice this situation raises. This book encourages students to engage in the scientific uncertainties that surround the study of environmental change, while also discussing both pessimistic and more optimistic views on the ability of humanity to address the environmental challenges of our current era.