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A comment on the Director of Public Prosecution's Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide
  • H. East
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2010
The Director of Public Prosecutions has recently released the Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide. These guidelines provide information on the factors thatExpand
The continuing prominence of CD‐ROMs in academic libraries: the findings and evaluation of a survey
The introduction of the CD‐ROM medium into British academic library services was well received by both librarians and their clientele. Expenditure on this resource continues to grow and about halfExpand
ACADEMIC SCIENTISTS' REACTION TO END‐USER SERVICES: OBSERVATIONS ON A TRIAL SERVICE GIVING ACCESS TO MEDLINE USING THE GRATEFUL MED SOFTWARE
TLDR
Most users used Grateful Med in a simplistic way—not venturing beyond keyword searching—although deficiencies in coverage or recall were protected against by recourse to other end‐user systems, and librarian‐mediated online and CDROM services have been superseded by desktop end‐ user services. Expand
Professor Bernal's 'insidious and cavalier proposals': the Royal Society scientific information conference, 1948
  • H. East
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • J. Documentation
  • 1 August 1998
TLDR
The nature of the proposals, together with some contemporary reactions, are outlined, which implied a revolutionary transformation of the status quo in J.D. Bernal’s scheme for the central distribution of scientific papers. Expand
Information technology and the problems of less developed countries
  • H. East
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Inf. Soc.
  • 1983
TLDR
It cannot be assumed that the relevance and coverage of data bases available through the channels of the industrialized world are appropriate to, and adequate for, the needs of developing countries. Expand
Comparative costs of manual and on-line bibliographic searching
  • H. East
  • Computer Science
  • 1 April 1980
TLDR
The cost of on-line searching has decreased during the last decade mainly because of diminished data processing and telecommunications charges but there are some indications that expected future reductions in these cost components may be, to some extent, offset by increasing data base royalty charges. Expand
The Development of Internationally Managed Information Systems and their Prospects
  • H. East
  • Business, Computer Science
  • J. Documentation
  • 1 December 1978
TLDR
It is argued that economic and political considerations, as much as improved technology or information transfer, will determine the nature of collaboration in the future. Expand
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