International Resource Book for Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons

International Resource Book for Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons

... for the Blind: 6 - Global greying: successful strategies for bridging information gaps with the elderly population - Allan M. Kleiman 7 - Bulgarian libraries bridging information gaps to 1997 - 1998: LSDP Resource Book planned NCLS ...

Author: Joanne Locke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110933338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Resource Scarcity

Global Resource Scarcity

The suggestion that more cooperative conceptions of resource use are possible is, of course, not a novel one. In the Introduction, we already identified research focused on the potential for resources to facilitate peaceful relations ...

Author: Marcelle C. Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315281599

Category: Nature

Page: 222

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A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically, incidents of such scarcity underlie some of the most important examples of international cooperation. This volume examines the wider potential for the experience of scarcity to promote cooperation in international relations and diplomacy beyond the traditional bounds of the interests of competitive nation states. The interdisciplinary background of the book’s contributors shifts the focus of the analysis beyond narrow theoretical treatments of international relations and resource diplomacy to broader examinations of the practicalities of cooperation in the context of competition and scarcity. Combining the insights of a range of social scientists with those of experts in the natural and bio-sciences—many of whom work as ‘resource practitioners’ outside the context of universities—the book works through the tensions between ‘thinking/theory’ and ‘doing/practice’, which so often plague the process of social change. These encounters with scarcity draw attention away from the myopic focus on market forces and allocation, and encourage us to recognise more fully the social nature of the tensions and opportunities that are associated with our shared dependence on resources that are not readily accessible to all. The book brings together experts on theorising scarcity and those on the scarcity of specific resources. It begins with a theoretical reframing of both the contested concept of scarcity and the underlying dynamics of resource diplomacy. The authors then outline the current tensions around resource scarcity or degradation and examine existing progress towards cooperative international management of resources. These include food and water scarcity, mineral exploration and exploitation of the oceans. Overall, the contributors propose a more hopeful and positive engagement among the world’s nations as they pursue the economic and social benefits derived from natural resources, while maintaining the ecological processes on which they depend.
Categories: Nature

Grassland a global resource

Grassland  a global resource

A Global Resource D.A. McGilloway. Foreword This book contains a compilation of four plenary papers and twenty nine invited papers presented at the main congress of the XX International Grassland Congress held in University College ...

Author: D.A. McGilloway

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789076998718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 433

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The concept of grasslands as a global resource is not new. Indeed many recognised authorities have been canvassing for a global approach to understanding, managing and exploiting this resource for many years. This is the first book that gathers together leading experts from around the world to outline our current understanding of this complex ecosystem, the ways in which it can be enhanced and utilised and where the research challenges are for the future. The following themes unite the book:Efficient production from grassland; Grassland and the environment; Delivering the benefits from grassland. The reader is given an in depth understanding of the biology of the system and how grasslands are crucial for soil stabilisation and water quality. Secondly, much attention is given to how grasslands offer the possibility of increasing food supply and income generation, which is a hugely important but often ignored facet in today's climate of extensification and biodiversity. Current advances in the grassland sciences have a proven potential to promote the economic development and environmental stability of regions, nations and peoples, particularly in some of the most resource-limited areas of the world. Approaches for achieving the most effective development and adoption of new technology are reviewed.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Global Resource Sharing

Global Resource Sharing

... patience, flexibility and creativity and it is for these dedicated individuals that this book is written. We hope this book will give you the background you need to introduce, manage, sustain or extend global resource sharing to ...

Author: Linda Frederiksen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Written from a global perspective, this book reviews sharing of library resources on a global scale. With expanded discovery tools and massive digitization projects, the rich and extensive holdings of the world’s libraries are more visible now than at any time in the past. Advanced communication and transmission technologies, along with improved international standards, present a means for the sharing of library resources around the globe. Despite these significant improvements, a number of challenges remain. Global Resource Sharing provides librarians and library managers with a comprehensive background in and summary of the issues involved in global resource sharing. Analyses current and future environments for international resource sharing, including past research and discussions Provides an international perspective on a global library issue Includes examples of successful and innovative global resource sharing initiatives
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing a Global Resource

Managing a Global Resource

I appreciate the willingness and patience of all authors of this book to update the case studies since the OED review was published. It was surprising to see how much the world had changed in two years, including the environment for ...

Author: Uma J. Lele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351507301

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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The rapid loss of tropical forests, particularly in the developing world, has been a global concern since the late 1980s and has prompted a variety of international initiatives to save the forests. In 1991, the World Bank responded to global concerns and to criticism by nongovernmental organizations by forming a conservation-oriented forest strategy. Managing a Global Resource is an outgrowth of the independent evaluation conducted by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department and discusses how effectively that strategy was implemented. In this detailed investigation, Uma J. Lele explores why the loss of forests and biodiversity has been so rapid in some developing countries (Brazil, Indonesia, and Cameroon) and not in others (China, India, and Costa Rica). She assesses future prospects for conservation in these six countries by critically examining their policies, institutional arrangements, and emerging national and international instruments to conserve forests and biodiversity. Together these six countries account for 25 percent of the world's forest cover and 44 percent of the world's population. Managing a Global Resource presents case studies of the forest sectors of each country in the context of overall development policies, interest groups, and governance issues. Lele's investigation finds a fundamental divergence in forest-rich countries between the global objectives of conservation and the local objectives of development and private profit. In some forest-poor countries, in contrast, natural resource loss has led the countries on their own accord to adopt a variety of conservation-oriented policies and programs. Despite the greater congruence between the global and national objectives in these forest-poor countries, competing demands on their resources and the constraints on their policies, institutions, and human capital make it difficult for them to affect forest and biodiversity conservation. This volume makes it clear that
Categories: Nature

International Resource Politics in the Asia Pacific

International Resource Politics in the Asia Pacific

The book develops this argument through a detailed analysis of international resource politics in the Asia-Pacific during the recent global boom. The Asia-Pacific region is defined as the economies of East Asia (as encapsulated by the ...

Author: Jeffrey David Wilson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786438478


Page: 288

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Resource security is a new battleground in the international politics of the Asia-Pacific. With demand for minerals and energy surging, disputes are emerging over access and control of scarce natural resource endowments. Drawing on critical insights from political economy, this book explains why resources have emerged as a source of inter-state conflict in the region.

Islamic Family Law in a Changing World

Islamic Family Law in a Changing World

A Global Resource Book 'Abd Allah Ahmad Na'im, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad Naʻīm, Abdullahi An-Na'im, ʿAbdallāh Aḥmad an- Naʾīm. About this Series : General Editor , Abdullahi A. An - Na'im The present book comes out of two related research ...

Author: 'Abd Allah Ahmad Na'im

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842770934

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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In "Islamic Family Law in a Changing World," Abdullahi A. An-Na'im explores the practice of the Shari'a, commonly known as Islamic Family Law. An-Na'im shows that the practical application of Shari'a principles is often modified by theological differences of interpretation, a country's particular customary practices, and state policy and law.
Categories: Religion

Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons

Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons

Local and Global Postcolonial Political Ecologies Shangrila Joshi ... please visit: Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons Local and Global.

Author: Shangrila Joshi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000369502

Category: Science

Page: 202

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This book examines the multiple scales at which the inequities of climate change are borne out. Shangrila Joshi engages in a multi-scalar analysis of the myriad ways in which various resource commons – predominantly atmosphere and forests – are implicated in climate governance, with a consistent emphasis throughout on the justice implications for disenfranchised communities. The book starts with an analysis of North-South inequities in responsibility, vulnerability, and capability, as evidenced in global climate treaty negotiations from Rio to Paris. It then moves on to examine the ways in which structural inequalities are built into the conceptualization and operationalization of various neoliberal climate solutions such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Drawing on qualitative interviews conducted in Delhi, Kathmandu, and the Terai region of Nepal, participant observation at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP-15), and textual analysis of official documents, the book articulates a geography of climate justice, considering how ideas of injustice pertaining to colonialism, race, Indigeneity, caste, gender, and global inequality intersect with the politics of scale. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental justice, climate justice, climate policy, political ecology, and South Asian studies.
Categories: Science

Global Resource Depletion Managed Austerity and the Elements of Hope

Global Resource Depletion  Managed Austerity and the Elements of Hope

parts of the world since the last few years before finishing this book. This economic slowdown is at least partially linked to energy scarcity, because our economy is literally being fuelled by energy. The potential assistance of this ...

Author: André Marcel Diederen

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9789059724259

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 118

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Categories: Environmental policy

Concepts and Trends in Global Education

Concepts and Trends in Global Education

The American Forum for Global Education holds annu- al conferences and produces quality resources , includ- ing their monthly newsletter " ACCESS " and a Global Resource Book . The Forum is also a part of the Interna- tional Network for ...

Author: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.


ISBN: 0941339262

Category: Interdisciplinary approach in education

Page: 136

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This publication addresses trends and issues in global education, providing information about what global education is and how to teach it. The publication emphasizes ERIC resources. It offers ERIC Digests about global education and selected items from the ERIC database that exemplify different viewpoints and approaches to global education. It contains a directory of key organizations and World Wide Web sites that provide teacher resources. Designed as a guide for educators who want to include global education across the various subjects of the curriculum, the volume is divided into four parts: (1) "Overview of Global and International Education"; (2) "Institutionalizing Global Education"; (3) "Curriculum, Methods, and Approaches"; and (4) "Appendices." Information about documents in the ERIC database and how to submit documents for the database is appended. (BT)
Categories: Interdisciplinary approach in education