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Introducing Mathematical Biology book cover

Introducing Mathematical Biology

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Alex Best

Subject(s): Computational biology / bioinformatics, Mathematical modelling, Differential calculus and equations

Last updated: 16/01/2024

Mathematical modelling plays an increasingly important role in almost any area of life sciences, and this interactive textbook focuses on the areas of population ecology, infectious diseases, immunology and cell dynamics, gene networks and pharmacokinetics. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about how to model biological systems, including undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics students who have not studied mathematical biology before, life-sciences students with an interest in modelling, and post-16 mathematics students interested in university-level material. Some mathematical knowledge is assumed, and the mathematical models used are all in the form of ordinary differential equations.
Workarounds: the benefits and the risks book cover

Workarounds: the benefits and the risks

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Martin White

Subject(s): Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Business process / operations management, Organizational theory and behaviour, Enterprise software, Health systems and services, Research methods: general, Social research and statistics, Operational research, Risk assessment

Last updated: 13/07/2023

The word workaround has entered general English usage to refer to a makeshift method of overcoming or bypassing a problem, an example being the events that took place after an explosion on the Apollo 13 spacecraft in 1970. Until recently, the concept was limited primarily to technical contexts. This book explores the origins of workarounds, the challenges of identifying and managing them, and the potential benefits and risks involved. It discusses the use of workarounds in different settings and also takes a look at future challenges.
Evolution and impact: a history of the Institute of Information Scientists 1958-2002 book cover

Evolution and impact: a history of the Institute of Information Scientists 1958-2002

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Sandra Ward, Martin White

Editor(s): Val Skelton

Subject(s): History of Computing, digital and information technologies, History of scholarship (principally of social sciences and humanities)

Last updated: 20/01/2023

The Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) was formally constituted in 1958. It merged with the Library Association to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2002. During 45 years of professional service and leadership, it defined and developed information science as a discipline; established and promoted education, training and research in the field; developed and vetted curricula in information science programmes; organised events and conferences; established the Journal of Information Science, and raised professional standards.

The archive of the Institute seems not to have survived the merger, and so this history, written by three former Presidents, is based on secondary sources (such as the Inform newsletter) and the memories of the authors (who all joined the Institute in 1974) and those of former members The book covers the formation of the Institute, its governance structure, membership grades, Special Interest Groups (including UKOLUG), professional development activities, publications, conferences and events, the Strix and Farradane Awards (which continue under CILIP) and a substantial chapter on the external activities of the Institute in the UK and across Europe. There are biographical profiles of all the Presidents and a chronology of important events and decisions.

A history of enterprise search 1938-2022 book cover

A history of enterprise search 1938-2022

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Martin White

Subject(s): Enterprise software, Information technology: general topics, Business applications, Computer programming / software engineering, Databases, Computer applications in industry and technology, History of Computing, digital and information technologies, Internet searching

Last updated: 22/10/2022

A chronological history of the development of enterprise search applications on a decade – by – decade basis from 1938 – 2022 starting with the use of punched cards to search through enterprise collections of scientific information and ending with the transition to the integration of artificial intelligence models into search applications.

Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Paul Reilly, Anastasia Veneti and Dimitrinka Atanasova (eds), Anastasia Veneti, Dimitrinka Atanasova (eds)

Publisher: Information School, University of Sheffield

Last updated: 15/08/2022