Clare Thornley

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This article draws from the first national sample survey evidence and detailed case studies of both the long-standing grade of Nursing Auxiliary/Assistant and of the new grade of 'Health Care Assistant/Support Worker' in the NHS. It argues for a fundamental re-evaluation of the real competencies of non-registered caregivers, and of their potential to(More)
This paper reports on an investigation into the scholarly impact of the TRECVid (TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation) benchmarking conferences between 2003 and 2009. The contribution of TRECVid to research in video retrieval is assessed by analyzing publication content to show the development of techniques and approaches over time and by analyzing publication(More)
As a result of the psychiatric hospital closure programme the use of private sector facilities for those needing longer-term care and support has increased. However, local rehabilitation services may be a better solution than out of area treatment.
This paper provides a discussion and analysis of methodological issues encountered during a scholarly impact and bibliometric study within the field of computer science (TRECVid Text Retrieval and Evaluation Conference, Video Retrieval Evaluation). The purpose of this paper is to provide a reflection and analysis of the methods used to provide useful(More)
This paper provides an analysis of the current and potential ethical implications of RFID technology for the library and information professions. These issues are analysed as a series of ethical dilemmas, or hardto-resolve competing ethical obligations, which the librarian has in relationship to information objects, library users and the wider social and(More)
Purpose -The paper explores the question of whether the differences between meaning in philosophy and meaning in information retrieval (IR) have implications for the use of philosophy in supporting research in IR. Design/methodology/approach Conceptual analysis and literature review. Findings There are some differences in the role of meaning in terms of(More)
This book explores the challenges and opportunities presented to Classical scholarship by digital practice and resources. Drawing on the expertise of a community of scholars who use innovative methods and technologies, it shows that traditionally rigorous scholarship is as central to digital research as it is to mainstream Classical Studies. The chapters in(More)
ion.” (Hjorland, 2000a, p.506) “The goal for Library and Information Science is to write a history of its theoretical development abstracted from the concrete technologies in which its principles have been studied.” (ibid., p.512) This disjunction is also noted by Bonnevie (2001) who observes that theory in IS tends to remain at the meta level and is not(More)