The Future of Information Services

Author: Virginia Steel,C. Brigid Welch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560247388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Librarians and library administrators must plan for the future of information services and delivery now if they wish to survive as vital organizations in the coming years and influence the direction in which libraries will head. The Future of Information Services focuses on the long-range outlook for libraries and includes discussions of implications the future has for organizational structures and services. The contributing authors share their thoughts on many of the issues that need to be resolved in order for libraries to flourish in the twenty-first century, providing needed guidance for readers struggling with the myriad changes taking place in the information world today. The ideas and strategies in this book provide readers with a strong background to help enable them to lead their profession successfully into the future. The Future of Information Services discusses organizational development and administration, reviews major functions and departments included in most academic and public libraries to see what significant differences there may be in the library of the future, and explores partnerships in the information future. Specific topics addressed in the volume include: leadership requirements for the future of information services building a community electronic information infrastructure organization and role of library systems staff in relation to public service staff international and foreign information services in the expanding global community library and information studies education for the twenty-first century practitioner a future for special collections future directions for the U.S. government documents program fee-based services information professionals'relationships with vendors Librarians are in a unique position to provide leadership as society works toward the information future. Successful leadership during current, seemingly chaotic times requires a high degree of creativity, risk taking, and innovation, along with a clear understanding and articulation of professional values and vision. The Future of Information Services helps readers see into the future and clarify goals toward which to work to enable them and their successors to provide effective information services for years to come.

Brand the Future

Systematische Markenentwicklung im B2B

Author: Thomas Gey

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658057653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Dieses Buch zeigt anhand eines Best-Practice-Beispiels auf, wie eine Marke mit Dienstleistungspartnern systematisch entwickelt und mit entsprechenden Marketingaktivitäten konsequent weitergeführt wird. Von der strategischen Entwicklung bis hin zur Verdeutlichung der Markennutzen im Verkaufsgespräch werden wesentliche Handlungsschritte aufgezeigt, die eine entscheidende Wirkung auf die Markenwahrnehmung haben. Das Buch richtet sich vorwiegend an Führungskräfte im B2B-Bereich, die einen Brandingprozess zu verantworten haben.

"Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"

Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte

Author: Christoph Kampmann,Angela Marciniak,Wencke Meteling

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845286733

Category: History

Page: 422

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Der Band verknüpft zwei Forschungsfelder, die seit einiger Zeit große Aufmerksamkeit in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften finden: Sicherheit und Zukunft. Epochenübergreifend zeigt er, wie Vorstellungen von Sicherheit und Zukunft zusammenhingen und politische Dynamik entfalteten. Denn Sicherheits- und Zukunftsentwürfe betrafen immer auch Fragen der Macht. Die geschichts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Fallstudien reichen von religiösen Endzeitdiagnosen und präventivem Zukunftsmanagement in der Frühneuzeit bis zu Bemühungen um eine gemeinsame Sicherheit im internationalen Völkerrecht, von Sicherheit vor Seuchen bis zu Diagnosen eines nuklearen Weltuntergangs im Kalten Krieg, vom Sicherheitsdilemma staatlicher Überwachungspraktiken in einem liberalen Staatswesen bis zu Diskursen über Nachhaltigkeit und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Mit Beiträgen von Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler

Young Action for the Future

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9789280716719

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 152

View: 4562

Young people are more informed & aware than ever about the environmental challenges facing us in the late twentieth century. This book demonstrates how young people are empowering themselves to get involved at the national & international level, having an impact on policies & decision-making processes & ensuring that their voices & views are heard. Young Action For The Future also presents a selection of projects & programmes, showing the variety of approaches being taken by young people & youth groups around the world & the range of issues they have chosen to confront.

Biomes of the Future

Author: Paul Stein

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823934102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7633

Describes biomes of the world, and explains how changes in global climate can affect the different plants and animals that live there.

Formula for the Future

Nutrition Or Pathology? : Elevating Performance and Health in Pigs and Poultry

Author: Julie A. Taylor-Pickard

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086860885

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 8802

Animal production is constantly changing. Over recent years, feed costs have increased significantly. Furthermore, today more emphasis is being placed on the health and welfare of production animals and birds, and in particular to the risk of zoonoses and potential food scares. The pig and poultry industries must now address not only the costs and efficiency of production, but also the impact of health and disease to both animals and the consumer. This edited collection of papers is taken from a series of seminars that brought together some of the world's leading authorities in the field of pig and poultry nutrition, health and production. The fundamental theme is to address the issues of nutrition and health, and in particular to cover the interactions and potential conflicts between the two. The importance of digestive function and the influence of nutrition on health and disease are covered in-depth. Strategies to combat salmonella and mycotoxins are also discussed. 'Formula for the future: nutrition or pathology' is aimed at nutritionists, veterinarians and animal producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.

Managing for the Future

Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker,Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750609095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 437

This wide-ranging, future-oriented book is sure to number among the most important and influential business books of the decade. Drucker writes with penetrating insight about the critical issues facing managers in the 1990s: the world economic order; people at work; new trends in management and the governance of organizations. Wide-ranging, future-oriented book Written by one of the world's leading management gurus

The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future

Author: Theodore John Rivers

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761856544

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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In The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future, Theodore John Rivers explores the relationship between technology and religion. Rivers ultimately suggests that the growing presence of technology makes it a likely candidate for the next religious form, competing with all the major religions in place today.

Medicare Now and in the Future

Author: Marilyn Moon

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877666530

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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Medicare has become a major political battleground at the federal level because of the deteriorating financial condition of the Medicare Trust Funds and the continuing growth of Medicare as a share of the federal budget. This book offers a look at the workings of this complicated program and assesses a broad range of options for change. It will contribute to the debate that is likely to be waged on this issue at least through the turn of the century.

Visions of the Future

The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Author: Robert Heilbroner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880263

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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"This is an exceedingly long short book, stretching at least fifty thousand years into the past and who knows how many into the future." So begins Visions of the Future, the prophetic new book by eminent economist Robert Heilbroner. Heilbroner's basic premise is stunning in its elegant simplicity. He contends that throughout all of human history, despite the huge gulf in social organization, technological development, and cultural achievement that divides us from the earliest known traces of homo sapiens, there have really only been three distinct ways of looking at the future. During a period Heilbroner refers to simply as the Distant Past, stretching from prehistory to the appearance of modern nation-states in seventeenth century Europe, there was no notion of a future measurably and materially different from the present or the past. From the Stone Age to the Bronze, Mesopotamia and Egypt to Greece and Rome, and throughout the Middle Ages, a continuum of cultures and civilizations shared one defining expectation--the absence of any expectation of material progress for the great masses of people. Heilbroner maintains that it was not until the first stirrings of the period he refers to as Yesterday, spanning from roughly 1700 to 1950, that the future entered into human consciousness as a great beckoning force. Capitalism, continually reinvigorated by the seemingly endless forward march of science and an evolving sense of democracy, appeared to promise all levels of society some expectation of a future at least somewhat better than the past. It was this unwavering faith in the superiority of the future that separated Yesterday from the age we have now entered, that of Today. While we are still driven towards tomorrow by the same forces that determined the recent past, the lessons of Hiroshima and Chernobyl, the chaos in the former Soviet Union, the stagnation of the West, and the anarchic rage unleashed in our inner cities and in hot spots around the globe have brought on a palpable anxiety that is quite apart from both the resignation of the Distant Past or the bright optimism of Yesterday. In a brilliant conclusion drawing together the threat of nuclear blackmail, global warming and the growing commodification of life represented by video games, voice mail, and VCRs, Visions of the Future issues a call to face the challenges of the twenty-first century with a new resolve strengthened by the inspiration of our collective past.

Representing the Future: Zur kulturellen Logik der Zukunft

Author: Andreas Hartmann,Oliwia Murawska

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839430151

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Hoffnung, Erwartung, Wunsch, Vorausschau und Prognose - kaum etwas bewegt das menschliche Bewusstsein mehr als der Vorgriff auf die Zukunft. Dieses Buch fragt nach den Grundlagen, Bezügen und Horizonten, in denen wir Zukunft denken. Der Band versammelt Beiträge, die mittelalterliche Endzeiterwartungen, Finanzmarktprognosen, den chinesischen Fortschrittsglauben, südostasiatische Ewigkeitskonzepte sowie städtebauliche, sprachliche und philosophische Zukunftsentwürfe thematisieren. Diese interdisziplinäre Zusammenschau gewährt eine vertiefende Einsicht in die mentale Repräsentation und die kulturelle Logik der Zukunft.

Five Minds for the Future

Author: Howard Gardner

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422147991

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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We live in a time of relentless change. The only thing that?s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know which skills will be required to succeed? In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master "five minds" that the fast-paced future will demand: · The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking (science, math, history, etc.) behind it · The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others · The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions - and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers · The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings - and understand and work with all persons · The ethical mind, to fulfill one's responsibilities as both a worker and a citizen Without these "minds," we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally. Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders - and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world. Howard Gardner—cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient—is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

What is the Future?

Author: John Urry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745696570

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Thinking about the future is essential for almost all organizations and societies. States, corporations, universities, cities, NGOs and individuals believe they cannot miss the future. But what exactly is the future? It remains a mystery – perhaps the greatest mystery, especially because futures are unpredictable and often unknowable, the outcome of many factors, known and unknown. The future is rarely a simple extrapolation from the present. In this important book, John Urry seeks to capture the many efforts that have been made to anticipate, visualize and elaborate the future. This includes examining the methods used to model the future, from those of the RAND Corporation to imagined future worlds in philosophy, literature, art, film, TV and computer games. He shows that futures are often contested and saturated with different interests, especially in relation to future generations. He also shows how analyses of social institutions, practices and lives should be central to examining potential futures, and issues such as who owns the future. The future seems to be characterized by 'wicked problems'. There are multiple 'causes' and 'solutions', long-term lock-ins and complex interdependencies, and different social groups have radically different frames for understanding what is at stake. Urry explores these issues through case-studies of 3D printing and the future of manufacturing, mobilities in the city, and the futures of energy and climate change.

Predicting the Future

An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435533

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.

Universitätskulturen - L'Université en perspective - The Future of the University

Author: Peter Hayes,Jean El Gammal

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418895

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Globalisierung, Evaluation, Exzellenz: Angesichts der großen Umwälzungen, vor denen die Universitätslandschaften international stehen, widmet sich das Jahrbuch des Frankreichzentrums 2011 den universitären Strukturen in Deutschland, Frankreich und den USA. Historische und zeitgenössische gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen für die Universitäten werden anhand von Fallstudien beleuchtet und gegenwärtigen Diskursen gegenübergestellt. Dabei wird der Bogen geschlagen vom mittelalterlichen Erbe und der geschichtlichen Entwicklung der heutigen Universitätssysteme über die Veränderung studentischer Lebensstile und die Rolle der Universitäten für die Elitenbildung bis hin zu Reformen, Evaluationen und Rankings aus US-amerikanischer und europäischer Sicht.

The Industries of the Future

Author: Alec Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476753679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics and artificial intelligence, cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the impact of digital technology on money and markets. In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley with their own innovation hotspots? And what can today’s parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow? Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to show how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Sharing insights from global leaders—from the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David Petraeus—Ross reveals the technologies and industries that will drive the next stage of globalization. The Industries of the Future is “a riveting and mind-bending book” (New York Journal of Books), a “must read” (Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America) regardless of “whether you follow these fields closely or you still think of Honda as a car rather than a robotics company” (Forbes).

The Future of a Negation

Reflections on the Question of Genocide

Author: Alain Finkielkraut

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803220003

Category: History

Page: 146

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The Future of a Negation is a crucial statement on the Holocaust?and on Holocaust denial?from Alain Finkielkraut, one of the most acclaimed and influential intellectuals in contemporary Europe. The book examines the Holocaust, its origins in modern European thought and politics, and recent ?revisionist? attempts to deny its full dimensions and, in some cases, its very existence as historical fact. Finkielkraut?s central topic is the impulse toward ?negation? of the Nazi horrors: the arguments made by many people, of varying political orientations, that ?the gas chambers are a hoax or, in any case, an unverifiable rumor.? In addition, Finkielkraut looks at other instances of twentieth-century mass murder and at arguments made by contemporary politicians and intellectuals that similarly deny the full extent of these other atrocities. An original, fearless book, The Future of a Negation is an essential contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust and of genocidal politics and thought in our century.