Long Term Access Strategies For Federal Agencies

Long Term Access Strategies For Federal Agencies

Author by : United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Technology Research Staff
Language : en
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Public Access To Government Information In The 21st Century

Public Access To Government Information In The 21st Century

Author by : DIANE Publishing Company
Language : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Presents proceedings of the hearings held in June & July 1996. Testimony from: U.S. Senators, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the U.S. Government Printing Office; Nat. Tech. Info. Service; Government Documents Librarian; Amer. Library Assoc.; Univ. of Pittsburgh; Prof. of Computer Science; Univ. of Virginia; Interactive Services Assoc.; U.S. Nat. Commission on Libraries & Info. Science; Info. Industry Assoc.; ABC Advisors Inc.; LEXIS-NEXIS; Nat. Archives & Records Admin.; Printing Industries of Amer.; Claitor's Law Books; Office of Mgmt. & Budget; Departments of Justice, Commerce, & Interior.


Guidebook For Evaluating Fuel Purchasing Strategies For Public Transit Agencies

Guidebook For Evaluating Fuel Purchasing Strategies For Public Transit Agencies

Author by : David M. Friedman
Language : en
Publisher by : Transportation Research Board
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Description : This guidebook is designed to help identify and evaluate risks and uncertainties with respect to fuel prices. The guide also describes tools and techniques for minimizing the impact of fuel price uncertainties over time. The guidebook introduces the concept of fuel price risk management, identifies alternative purchasing strategies, and outlines steps necessary to implement a risk management program. It defines and evaluates alternative cost-effective fuel purchasing strategies designed to benefit public transportation agencies of varying sizes, and it provides a management framework to assist transit agencies through the fuel purchasing process.


Microform Review

Microform Review

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Language : en
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Tutorial

Tutorial

Author by : Anne R. Kenney
Language : en
Publisher by : Washington, D.C. : Commission on Preservation and Access
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Description : This tutorial provides a means to estimate resolution requirements for the use of digital imaging technology in converting text-based material. It is suggested that benchmarks for resolution can be calculated by evaluating the physical attributes of source documents and by applying Quality Index formulas that have been derived from those established for preservation microfilming. The formulas are based on three variables: the height of the smallest significant character, the desired quality to be obtained in the reformatted version, and the resolution of the recording device. For the past several years, the Cornell University Department of Preservation and Conservation (New York) has experimented using the Digital Quality Index formula to predict resolution requirements for a wide range of documents using a number of scanning devices. The results of these and other experiments confirm the utility of the Digital Quality Index formula for bitonal (black and white) scanning, but a slight modification to the formula is recommended in cases where grayscale scanning is employed. It is cautioned that the use of these formulas are for benchmarking purposes only. Assessment methods for scanner performance are discussed, and a continuous quality assurance program is recommended. Sections include: "Where to Begin"; "How To Determine Digital Image Quality"; "Scanning Methodologies and Compression Techniques"; "Bitonal Scanning"; "Grayscale Scanning"; "Verifying the Predicted Quality Index"; "Visual Inspection"; "Suggested Guidelines" and "Summary of Recommendations." Seven figures and three tables illustrate the process and data. (Contains 20 references.) (MAS)


Confronting Suburban Poverty In America

Confronting Suburban Poverty In America

Author by : Elizabeth Kneebone
Language : en
Publisher by : Brookings Institution Press
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Description : It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty "in place" meant focusing resources in the inner city and in rural areas. The suburbs were seen as home to middle- and upper-class families—affluent commuters and homeowners looking for good schools and safe communities in which to raise their kids. But today's America is a very different place. Poverty is no longer just an urban or rural problem, but increasingly a suburban one as well. In Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube take on the new reality of metropolitan poverty and opportunity in America. After decades in which suburbs added poor residents at a faster pace than cities, the 2000s marked a tipping point. Suburbia is now home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country and more than half of the metropolitan poor. However, the antipoverty infrastructure built over the past several decades does not fit this rapidly changing geography. As Kneebone and Berube cogently demonstrate, the solution no longer fits the problem. The spread of suburban poverty has many causes, including shifts in affordable housing and jobs, population dynamics, immigration, and a struggling economy. The phenomenon raises several daunting challenges, such as the need for more (and better) transportation options, services, and financial resources. But necessity also produces opportunity—in this case, the opportunity to rethink and modernize services, structures, and procedures so that they work in more scaled, cross-cutting, and resource-efficient ways to address widespread need. This book embraces that opportunity. Kneebone and Berube paint a new picture of poverty in America as well as the best ways to combat it. Confronting Suburban Poverty in America offers a series of workable recommendations for public, private, and nonprofit leaders seeking to modernize poverty alleviation and community development strategies and connect residents with economic opportunity. The authors highlight efforts in metro areas where local leaders are learning how to do more with less and adjusting their approaches to address the metropolitan scale of poverty—for example, integrating services and service delivery, collaborating across sectors and jurisdictions, and using data-driven and flexible funding strategies. "We believe the goal of public policy must be to provide all families with access to communities, whether in cities or suburbs, that offer a high quality of life and solid platform for upward mobility over time. Understanding the new reality of poverty in metropolitan America is a critical step toward realizing that goal."—from Chapter One


Federal Real Property

Federal Real Property

Author by : Mark L. Goldstein
Language : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : In Jan. 2003, fed. real property was designated as a high-risk area, citing the gov¿t. over-reliance on costly, long-term leasing. Building ownership often costs less than operating leases, esp. for long-term space needs. This report identifies: (1) the profile of domestically held, federally leased space incl. the overall amount and type of space that agencies lease, and any related trends; (2) the factors that drive agencies to lease space that may be more cost-effective to own; and (3) any actions taken by the admin. and alternative approaches proposed to address this issue. The author interviewed officials from the GSA, the OMB, and the USPS. Also reviewed 10 building leases that were among those with the largest dollar value. Includes recommendations. Tables.


Long Term Care

Long Term Care

Author by : DIANE Publishing Company
Language : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Digital Imaging Technology For Preservation

Digital Imaging Technology For Preservation

Author by : Research Libraries Group
Language : en
Publisher by : Mountain View, Calif. : Research Libraries Group
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File Size : 55,5 Mb
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Healthy Lives Healthy People

Healthy Lives Healthy People

Author by : Great Britain: Department of Health
Language : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : The Government recognises that many lifestyle-driven health problems are at alarming levels: obesity; high rates of sexually transmitted infections; a relatively large population of drug users; rising levels of harm from alcohol; 80,000 deaths a year from smoking; poor mental health; health inequalities between rich and poor. This white paper outlines the Government's proposals to protect the population from serious health threats; help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and improve the health of the poorest. It aims to empower individuals to make healthy choices and give communities and local government the freedom, responsibility and funding to innovate and develop ways of improving public health in their area. The paper responds to Sir Michael Marmot's strategic review of health inequalities in England post 2010 - "Fair society, healthy lives" (available at http://www.marmotreview.org/AssetLibrary/pdfs/Reports/FairSocietyHealthyLives.pdf) and adopts its life course framework for tackling the wider social determinants of health. A new dedicated public health service - Public Health England - will be created to ensure excellence, expertise and responsiveness, particularly on health protection where a national response is vital. The paper gives a timetable showing how the proposals will be implemented and an annex sets out a vision of the role of the Director of Public Health. The Department is also publishing a fuller story on the health of England in "Our health and wellbeing today" (http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_122238.pdf), detailing the challenges and opportunities, and in 2011 will issue documents on major public health issues.


Walking Access Across Private Land Behind The Soundbites

Walking Access Across Private Land Behind The Soundbites

Author by : Pete McDonald
Language : en
Publisher by : Pete McDonald
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Description : In January 2003 the minister for rural affairs, Jim Sutton, set up the Land Access Ministerial Reference Group to study issues around access along and to New Zealand's rivers and coastal margins, to public land and across private rural land. This initiative triggered two years of controversy over walking access across private land, from January 2003 to December 2004. 'Walking Access across Private Land: Behind the Soundbites' scrutinised a typical contribution to that controversy, the Federated Farmers paper, 'Mythbusters'. 'Walking Access across Private Land: Behind the Soundbites' was published in December 2004. An adapted version of it later became Part 3 of Foot-tracks in New Zealand: Origins, Access Issues and Recent Developments (2011). Page size: A4 File format: PDF Number of pages: 94 About: Walking, Recreation, Access to land, Federated Farmers, Foot-tracks, New Zealand.


Building Digital Libraries

Building Digital Libraries

Author by : Terry Reese
Language : en
Publisher by : Neal Schuman Pub
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Description : Demonstrates how resources are created, distributed and accessed, and how librarians can keep up with the latest technologies for successfully completing these tasks.


Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology

Author by : Mark Staniforth
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Subject areas discussed in this book include shipwrecks and abandoned vessels, underwater site formation processes, maritime infrastructure and industries such as whaling, submerged aircraft and Australian Indigenous sites underwater. The application of National and State legislation and management regimes to these underwater cultural heritage sites is also highlighted. The contributors of this piece have set the standard for the practice in Australia from which others can learn.


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Author by : Orice Williams Brown
Language : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The recent financial crisis resulted in a wide-ranging federal response that included providing assistance to several major corp. As a result of actions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and others, the government was a shareholder in the Amer. International Group; Bank of Amer.; Citigroup; Chrysler; General Motors; Ally Financial/GMAC; and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This report: (1) describes the government¿s ownership interest and evaluates the extent of government involvement in these companies; (2) discusses the government¿s management and monitoring of its investments and exit strategies; and (3) identifies lessons learned from the federal actions. Charts and tables.


Developing Successful Ict Strategies Competitive Advantages In A Global Knowledge Driven Society

Developing Successful Ict Strategies Competitive Advantages In A Global Knowledge Driven Society

Author by : Rahman, Hakikur
Language : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Presents research investigating the notion that information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the lives of people and contribute to enhancing social conditions in developing countries through such concepts as the Knowledge Society, open education, and e-governance.


Security And Profit In China S Energy Policy

Security And Profit In China S Energy Policy

Author by : Øystein Tunsjø
Language : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker fleet and strategic petroleum reserve, establishing cross-border pipelines, and diversifying its energy resources and routes. Though it cannot be "secured," China's energy security can be "insured" by marrying government concern with commercial initiatives. This book comprehensively analyzes China's domestic, global, maritime, and continental petroleum strategies and policies, establishing a new theoretical framework that captures the interrelationship between security and profit. Arguing that hedging is central to China's energy-security policy, this volume links government concerns about security of supply to energy companies' search for profits, and by drawing important distinctions between threats and risks, peacetime and wartime contingencies, and pipeline and seaborne energy-supply routes, the study shifts scholarly focus away from securing and toward insuring an adequate oil supply and from controlling toward managing any disruptions to the sea lines of communication. The book is the most detailed and accurate look to date at how China has hedged its energy bets and how its behavior fits a hedging pattern.


E Government Website Development Future Trends And Strategic Models

E Government Website Development Future Trends And Strategic Models

Author by : Downey, Ed
Language : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book provides fundamental clues about the direction forward in electronic government needed to achieve even greater value from websites and assist the continuing transformation of governmental interaction with citizens"--Provided by publisher.


Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation

Author by : Great Britain. Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Language : en
Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : This White Paper represents the ambition of Government to promote innovation across society as a tool to develop and generate economic prosperity and improve the quality of life throughout the UK. The policies include proposals about how Government can use procurement and regulation to promote innovation in business and make the public sector and public services more innovative. The White Paper is in 10 chapters: The role of government; demanding innovation; supporting business innovation; the need for a strong and innovative research base; international innovation; innovative people; public sector innovation; innovative places and the innovation nation: next steps. An Annex sets out the development of this White Paper. Published alongside the White Paper is 'Implementing "The Race to the Top": Lord Sainsbury's review of Government's science and innovation' (ISBN 9780108507175). Lord Sainsbury's review published in October 2007 (HM Treasury, ISBN 9781845323561, http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/5/E/sainsbury_review051007.pdf) and also relevant is the 2008 Enterprise Strategy (http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/E/3/bud08_enterprise_524.pdf)