The Social and Economic Impact of New Technology 1978–84: A Select Bibliography

Author: Leslie Grayson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468482580
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Silicon chip technology; microprocessor technology; information technology; or quite simply new technology. These are some of the names representing the microelectronics revolution depending upon the audience being addressed by speaker or writer. No previous new industrial development has caused such widespread publicity and discussion amongst users and researchers as the new technology. Concern is being expressed about the effects of new technology on employment, job satisfaction, social life, leisure activities and the economics of commerce and industry. The late 70s saw many doom-laden predictions of those effects but by 1983 both management and trade unions were taking a more objective view of the social and economic impacts, and many correspondents now see the new technology as a means of opening up new industries and overcoming the effects of world recessions. The "chip" has involved the factory floor, the office, the supermarket and the home. Electronic funds transfer, electronic shopping, microelectronic domestic appliances, word processors and microprocessor-controlled machinery mean that the new technology has pervaded all aspects of social and economic life, and the developed countries are now coming to accept it as part of society as a whole. Inevitably the flood of literature on the social and economic impacts of new technology has been overwhelming. Unfortunately the quality of information and arguments propagated at conferences, in journal papers and research reports has indicated that there has been little quantifiable evidence available on the effects of these impacts.

Sci-tech Libraries in Museums and Aquariums

Author: Ellis Mount
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866564847
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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This informative book explains in detail the history, functions, holdings, services, and facilities of ten outstanding sci-tech libraries serving museums and aquariums. Focusing as it does on the rich holdings and professional activities of some highly successful libraries, including those of the American Museum of Natural History, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, and the National Air and Space Museum, Sci-Tech Libraries in Museums and Aquariums is highly recommended reading for all library professionals.

Future Survey Annual 1985

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts and Policy Proposals
Author: Michael Marien
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780930242299
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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A - GÃ1⁄4nther

Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Walter De Gruyter Incorporated
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311093681X
Category: Electronic books
Page: 443
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Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, ; Walravens, Hartmut; Olejniczak, Ursula; Schmiedecke, Käthe: Internationale Bibliographie der Bibliographien 1959-1988 (IBB). Personennamenregister / A - Günther.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
Category: Reference
Page: 794
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

New Technology and Rural Development

The Social Impact
Author: M. J. Campbell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415009111
Category: Social Science
Page: 513
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A comparative study of the impact of increased modernization in the rural sector on seven important developing countries. This book should be of interest to students and lecturers in development studies.

The Indexer

Journal of the Society of Indexers
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Indexing
Page: N.A
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Telecommunications Strategy for Economic Development

Author: William H. Read,Jan L. Youtie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275954154
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
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Strategies linking the dynamic and changing world of telecommunication to local desires for economic growth are at the heart of this important book, which examines the efforts of the public and private sectors in a variety of locales to develop and improve telecommunications infrastructure in the hopes of accelerating economic development.