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1

The Dissemination and Accessibility of Canadian Government Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses information agencies and issues that affect the dissemination and accessibility of Canadian government information, including the Canada Communication Group, depository libraries, the National Library, bibliographic control of government information, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Statistics Canada,…

Morton, Bruce; Zink, Steven D.

1992-01-01

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Canadian Federal Government Policy and Canada's Electronic Information Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the history and process of information policy in Canada during the period from 1970 to 1994. Discusses the relationship of the Canadian federal government and the electronic information industry, crown copyright, the financial environment in the context of government policy, and recent developments. (235 references) (Author/AEF)

Morton, Bruce

1995-01-01

3

Canadian federal government policy and Canada's electronic information industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines, in detail, the history and process of formulation and implementation of information policy in Canada during the period of 1970 through 1994. The sometimes tenuous working relationship of the Canadian federal government and the electronic information industry is discussed. Particular attention is paid to the dynamics and consequences of Crown copyright. The financial environment in which the

Bruce Morton

1995-01-01

4

Canadian ENGOs in governance of water resources: information needs and monitoring practices.  

PubMed

Water quality monitoring involves a complex set of steps and a variety of approaches. Its goals include understanding of aquatic habitats, informing management and facilitating decision making, and educating citizens. Environmental nongovernmental organizations (ENGOs) are increasingly engaged in water quality monitoring and act as environmental watchdogs and stewards of water resources. These organizations exhibit different monitoring mandates. As government involvement in water quality monitoring continues to decline, it becomes essential that we understand their modi operandi. By doing so, we can enhance efficacy and encourage data sharing and communication. This research examined Canadian ENGOs that collect their own data on water quality with respect to water quality monitoring activities and information needs. This work had a twofold purpose: (1) to enhance knowledge about the Canadian ENGOs operating in the realm of water quality monitoring and (2) to guide and inform development of web-based geographic information systems (GIS) to support water quality monitoring, particularly using benthic macroinvertebrate protocols. A structured telephone survey was administered across 10 Canadian provinces to 21 ENGOs that undertake water quality monitoring. This generated information about barriers and challenges of data sharing, commonly collected metrics, human resources, and perceptions of volunteer-collected data. Results are presented on an aggregate level and among different groups of respondents. Use of geomatics technology was not consistent among respondents, and we found no noteworthy differences between organizations that did and did not use GIS tools. About one third of respondents did not employ computerized systems (including databases and spreadsheets) to support data management, analysis, and sharing. Despite their advantage as a holistic water quality indicator, benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) were not widely employed in stream monitoring. Although BMIs are particularly suitable for the purpose of citizen education, few organizations collected this metric, despite having public education and awareness as part of their mandate. PMID:23715734

Kebo, Sasha; Bunch, Martin J

2013-05-29

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University governance in Canadian higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we review the major historical developments in the evolution of Canadian university governance arrangements and synthesise data from two important national studies in order to provide an overview of university governance in Canadian higher education. We provide an analysis of university governance structures and arrangements, and conclude by reviewing a number of important contemporary issues.

Glen A. Jones; Theresa Shanahan; Paul Goyan

2001-01-01

6

Corporate Governance, Family Ownership and Firm Value: the Canadian evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyse the relationship between firm value, as measured by Tobin's q, and newly released indices of effective corporate governance for a sample of 263 Canadian firms. The results indicate that corporate governance does matter in Canada. However, not all elements of measured governance are important, and the effects of governance do differ by ownership category. For the entire sample

Peter Klein; Daniel Shapiro; Jeffrey Young

2005-01-01

7

An Analysis of the Canadian Information Techology Labour Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applied information technology (IT) is credited with ushering in a new era - the information era - delivered by specialized information technology labour. In spite of industry reports of information technology labour market shortages over the past 15 years, some Canadian government reports give no evidence of an IT labour shortage now or in the near future. This paper examines

Nicole Haggerty; Scott Schneberger

2000-01-01

8

Canadian Politics and Government: A Student's Guide to Reference Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide identifies over 50 source materials relevant to the study of Canadian politics and government available in the reference department of McLennan Library at McGill University. Sections I and II list almanacs and current biographical sources. These include a directory of federal and provincial government, biographical sketches of prominent…

Silvester, Elizabeth, Comp.

9

Canadian Politics and Government: A Guide to Reference Sources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide introduces reference works available in the McGill University libraries that are relevant to the study of Canadian politics and government. Although some important sources with an historical approach are mentioned, the emphasis here is on material for contemporary politics. The materials are listed in eight categories: (1) Encyclopedias…

McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). McLennan Library.

10

Corporate governance and the quality of accounting earnings: a Canadian perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the association between corporate governance mechanisms and the quality of accounting earnings. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Quality of earnings is measured in two ways: the accounting-based measure of earnings management and the market-based measure of earnings informativeness. Using firm-level corporate governance data for a sample of Canadian firms in the years 2001-2004, regression analysis explores

Flora F. Niu

2006-01-01

11

ERP systems implementation: best practices in Canadian government organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

ERP (Enterprise resource planning) systems implementation is a complex exercise in organizational innovation and change management. Government organizations are increasing their adoption of these systems for various benefits such as integrated real-time information, better administration, and result-based management. Government organizations, due to their social obligations, higher legislative and public accountability, and unique culture face many specific challenges in the transition

Vinod Kumar; Bharat Maheshwari; Uma Kumar

2002-01-01

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Canadian Libraries and the Emerging Information Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes research networks available in Canada and planning for a high-speed network called CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry, and Education). Potential library applications of research networks are discussed, including information retrieval, interlibrary loan, document delivery, shared cataloging, and…

Cleveland, Gary

1992-01-01

13

The Online Government Information Movement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science published recommendations for a national information policy in 1976, and concerns regarding the protection of privacy and equal public access to online information were introduced. From the mid 1970s to the early 1990s, federal government agencies were beginning to publish materials and maintain records electronically. Most current U.S. government information was available

Jan Jorgensen

2006-01-01

14

Recent literature on government information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy, and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim comprehensive coverage. This column seeks to provide a broad, representative survey

Bill Sleeman

2004-01-01

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Recent Literature on Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy, and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim…

Sleeman, Bill

2004-01-01

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Recent Literature on Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim…

Sleeman, Bill

2004-01-01

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Interorganizational Governance of Information Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims at better understanding how information technology (IT) governance supports organizations in their business exchanges with other organizations. Its main objective is to define the various modes of IT governance contributing to successful interorganizational relationships. Borrowing from the network governance area, three major constructs ? structure, processes, and participants ? are considered to study these modes. The maturity

Anne-marie Croteau; François Bergeron

2009-01-01

18

The governance of psychological practice: Implications of American developments for Canadian psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes 5 means of maintaining standards for psychological practice that are currently used in the US: (1) general and criminal law, (2) peer control, (3) federal regulations, (4) state boards of examiners in psychology, and (5) civil malpractice litigation. Their relevance to the Canadian context is discussed, especially with respect to the more restricted role of the Canadian federal government

Christopher F. Ross

1982-01-01

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Promises and Pitfalls: Experience in Collaboration between the Canadian Federal Government and the Voluntary Sector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1997, the Canadian federal government faced a difficult policy problem. It wanted to make greater use of voluntary sector organizations to deliver government programs and to shape social policy. A first question for government was whom in the voluntary sector to engage. Unlike the United Kingdom, Canada does not have a tradition of national…

Good, David A.

2003-01-01

20

Implementation of the systems approach to central EDP training in the Canadian government  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the approach taken in introducing a central training program into the federal government of Canada. The task represented a challenge faced by all large, complex and multi-faceted organizations and the experiences of the Canadian government should be of interest to all who have a concern for training in electronic data processing.

G. H. Parrett; A. K. Prakash

1972-01-01

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Government Services Information Infrastructure Management  

SciTech Connect

The Government Services Information Infrastructure (GSII) is that portion of the NII used to link Government and its services, enables virtual agency concepts, protects privacy, and supports emergency preparedness needs. The GSII is comprised of the supporting telecommunications technologies, network and information services infrastructure and the applications that use these. The GSII is an enlightened attempt by the Clinton/Gore Administration to form a virtual government crossing agency boundaries to interoperate more closely with industry and with the public to greatly improve the delivery of government services. The GSII and other private sector efforts, will have a significant impact on the design, development, and deployment of the NII, even if only through the procurement of such services. The Federal Government must adopt new mechanisms and new paradigms for the management of the GSII, including improved acquisition and operation of GSII components in order to maximize benefits. Government requirements and applications will continue to evolv. The requirements from government services and users of form affinity groups that more accurately and effectively define these common requirements, that drive the adoption and use of industry standards, and that provide a significant technology marketplace.

Cavallini, J.S.; Aiken, R.J.

1995-04-01

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Governance, Globalization, and Political Economy: Perspectives from Canadian Adult Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of governance has become increasingly popular over the past 15 years signifying its growing acceptance in a number of key sectors of society. Is governance a neutral term that is merely a synonym for government, or does it signify a shift to neoliberalism? Working from a political-economy perspective, this article will explore the…

Sumner, Jennifer

2008-01-01

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Governance, Globalization, and Political Economy: Perspectives from Canadian Adult Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The concept of governance has become increasingly popular over the past 15 years signifying its growing acceptance in a number of key sectors of society. Is governance a neutral term that is merely a synonym for government, or does it signify a shift to neoliberalism? Working from a political-economy perspective, this article will explore the…

Sumner, Jennifer

2008-01-01

24

South African Government Information: Documents  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Persons interested in international governance and comparative political science will find this website most informative. The site was created and is maintained by the South African government, and it contains hundreds of papers, policy briefs, statistical documents, and annual reports related to the operation of the country. The website is fairly uncomplicated, and the site is divided into fourteen sections headed by bullet points that include "Acts", "Constitution", "Provincial Documents", and "Green Papers". Most people will probably want to look at the "Acts" area, as it's a good way to get a sense of the government's priorities over the past several years. Also, visitors can perform a document search here and also review documents listed by subject or theme. Overall, it's an easy to use site, and one that provides timely materials on the workings of the government of South Africa.

25

Mental health network governance: comparative analysis across Canadian regions  

PubMed Central

Objective Modes of governance were compared in ten local mental health networks in diverse contexts (rural/urban and regionalized/non-regionalized) to clarify the governance processes that foster inter-organizational collaboration and the conditions that support them. Methods Case studies of ten local mental health networks were developed using qualitative methods of document review, semi-structured interviews and focus groups that incorporated provincial policy, network and organizational levels of analysis. Results Mental health networks adopted either a corporate structure, mutual adjustment or an alliance governance model. A corporate structure supported by regionalization offered the most direct means for local governance to attain inter-organizational collaboration. The likelihood that networks with an alliance model developed coordination processes depended on the presence of the following conditions: a moderate number of organizations, goal consensus and trust among the organizations, and network-level competencies. In the small and mid-sized urban networks where these conditions were met their alliance realized the inter-organizational collaboration sought. In the large urban and rural networks where these conditions were not met, externally brokered forms of network governance were required to support alliance based models. Discussion In metropolitan and rural networks with such shared forms of network governance as an alliance or voluntary mutual adjustment, external mediation by a regional or provincial authority was an important lever to foster inter-organizational collaboration.

Wiktorowicz, Mary E; Fleury, Marie-Josee; Adair, Carol E; Lesage, Alain; Goldner, Elliot; Peters, Suzanne

2010-01-01

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Published Government Documents as a Source for Inter-disciplinary History: A Canadian Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores the availability, range, and potential usefulness of pre-1925 published Canadian federal and provincial government sources for studying conditions and behavior over long periods of time. Publications reviewed include parliamentary publications, Royal Commission reports, and annual reports by agencies, departments, and committees to…

Newell, Dianne

1981-01-01

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A Historical Overview of the Canadian Federal Government's Student Financial Assistance Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a history of the Canadian government's involvement in helping postsecondary students with their educational costs. Addresses the post-war years, growth of loan programs in the 1960s, increased loan limits and interest relief in the 1980s, reworked loan programs and the introduction of tax credits in the 1990s, and reexamination of…

Kirby, Dale

2003-01-01

28

Government control of information: Some British developments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite long-standing claims to democracy, Britain has an unenviable reputation for secrecy and no Freedom of Information Act. However, in 1993, the government introduced a nonjusticiable Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, the limitations of which are explored in this article.A specific aspect of government control of information recently under the spotlight is the use by government ministers

Mike Feintuck

1996-01-01

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Canadian and the United States' health care systems performance and governance: elements of convergence.  

PubMed

International comparisons of the organisation and performance of health care sectors are increasingly informing policy makers about potential policies relating to health care. Politicians, academics and critics in both the United States and Canada have compared and contrasted the health care systems in the two countries. Public debate tends to emphasise the differences between the US and Canadian health care systems. But, dramatic differences between the organisation and performances of health care systems of the two countries would be surprising given that most elements of divergence have only emerged in the last fifty years, and that health systems tend to be driven by the same basic economic problems. This paper provides an overview of the main economic efficiency issues that must be addressed by health care delivery systems, as well as statistical and related evidence on both input usage and output performance of the two health care systems. While Canada clearly spends less on health care, it is difficult to conclude that Canada has a more efficient health care system than the United States. In particular, the US population puts greater demands on its national health care system owing to a combination of behavioural patterns and socio-economic disparities that contribute to much higher rates of violent accidents, as well as specific diseases and other health problems. Also, the stylized representation of the US system as being 'market-driven' and the Canadian system as being 'centrally controlled' is, increasingly, inept. Both systems are evolving toward bureaucratic models that rely more on internal competition than market competition for governance. In this respect, economic forces are nudging both systems towards a convergence of structure and performance. PMID:14619254

Globerman, Steven; Hodges, Hart; Vining, Aidan

2002-01-01

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INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE: A CALL TO ACTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The road to information security goes through corporate governance. America cannot solve its cyber security challenges by delegating them to government officials or CIOs. The best way to strengthen US information security is to treat it as a corporate governance issue that requires the attention of Boards and CEOs. The Corporate Governance Task Force was formed in December 2003 to

F. William Conner; Arthur W. Coviello

31

Government Control of Information: Some British Developments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the 1993 White Paper on Open Government and the resulting Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, Britain has a reputation for secrecy and no Freedom of Information Act. Examines the use by government ministers of Public Interest Immunity Certificates to deny litigants access to government documents in the course of…

Feintuck, Mike

1996-01-01

32

Competitive intelligence information and innovation in small Canadian firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the relationship between the number of competitive intelligence (CI) information topics used by small Canadian firms and their innovation performance, measured by the number of newly launched products, processes and services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A CI information framework was applied including 42 information topics classified into four groups, i.e. industry, competitors, customers and firm.

Stoyan Tanev; Tony Bailetti

2008-01-01

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Health as an irreversible part of the welfare state: Canadian government policy under the Tories.  

PubMed

This article provides an assessment of the health policy of the Canadian Conservative government under Brian Mulroney, 1984-1993. Underlying this assessment is the need to test the theory of the irreversibility of the welfare state in the light of its health component. The author argues that despite a political rhetoric that might have presaged a sharp rollback of Canada's Medicare, either through residualization or progressive commodification, Canada emerged from this period of New Right federal government with its state-funded health care system still in place. This argument is substantiated through a consideration of the social policy model inherited by the Mulroney government and how it was affected by the government's fiscal policies between 1984 and 1993. PMID:8840202

O'Neill, M A

1996-01-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Government property management information. 1852.245-80 Section...245-80 Government property management information. As prescribed in 1845... Government Property Management Information (JAN 2011)...

2012-10-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Government property management information. 1852.245-80 Section...245-80 Government property management information. As prescribed in 1845... Government Property Management Information (JAN 2011)...

2011-10-01

36

FDA Issues Information for Foreign Governments: Frequently ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Constituent Updates. -. FDA Issues Information for Foreign Governments: Frequently Asked Questions on Systems Recognition. September 5, 2013. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/newsevents/constituentupdates

37

Biographical Information and Other Government Secrets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government librarians use a variety of sources beyond the usual who's whos to locate biographical information on American and foreign diplomats, international figures, and American government officials. These sources include on-line services, monographs and back files, the card catalog, State Department and CIA publications, other government documents, and trade publications. In addition, telephone contacts are often useful. Lists of CIA

Lucinda D. Conger

1981-01-01

38

Information practices of Canadian Muslims post 9\\/11  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores how the post 9\\/11 climate has impacted Muslim-Canadians' information practices, including their uses of various information sources, and their attitudes and perceptions regarding their information rights in a post 9\\/11 world. A survey was conducted in 2004-2005 with 120 participants and supplemented by in-depth interviews. The population consisted of Muslim students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Toronto,

Nadia Caidi; Susan MacDonald

2008-01-01

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The Metadata Approach to Accessing Government Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the articles in this issue, includes a history of the development of GILS (Government Information Locator Service), and offers perspectives on the importance of metadata for resource description and resource discovery. Presents interoperability as a challenge in integrating access to government information locator services.…

Moen, William E.

2001-01-01

40

Global Information Locator Service/Government Information Locator Service (GILS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Global Information Locator is now the goal of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). The Government Information Locator Service (GILS) identifies and describes information resources throughout the U.S. Federal government, and provides assistance in obtaining the information. The records of the GILS database represent information resources available from many U.S. government agencies, and provide a standardized search engine for finding records of information either in specific government agencies or across agencies. Information in the records includes abstracts, subject indexing terms, purpose, availability (including Internet availability with selected hypertext links), and contact information. Note: to fully exploit the GILS searching system, it is important to read the "Helpful Hints for searching GILS Records" on the GPO (Government Printing Office) GILS Search page. GILS has recently begun to build toward a Global Information Locator, and will meet with the EU in Brussels to encourage other countries to join in an effort to reach a consensus between countries.

41

Government Informational Strategies Regarding Terrorism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scholars and laymen assert that media attention is an important element in both an individual terrorist incident and in the ongoing struggle against terrorists. Thus far, economists' only concrete policy recommendation is that governments should maximize media coverage of negotiations in order to trade zero cost media attention for expensive ransom (Islam and Shahin, 1989). This policy recommendation is supported

John L. Scott

2008-01-01

42

Collection Development Policy: Government Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended as a general guideline for selecting government documents at the University of Miami (Florida) Otto G. Richter Library, this collection development policy includes the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Mission Statement; (3) Selection Responsibility; (4) Subject Areas, Collection Intensity Levels and Collection Arrangement,…

Blazek, Dan

43

Asymmetric Information, Liquidity Constraints and Canadian Investment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new theoretical literature has suggested that the Modigliani-Miller theorem may not hold under imperfect information and that liquidity may affect a firm's investment spending. This paper provides three original tests for such capital market imperfections based on predicted differences in investment between firms in different informational positions with respect to potential creditors or investors. The empirical tests suggest that

Huntley Schaller

1993-01-01

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Security and borders in a digital age: Implications for Canadian government and North American governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central influence on the CanadA&Mdash;United States (U.S.) border today is post?9-11 security. A related influence is the growing prominence of the Internet and information and communications technologies (IT). This heightened digital interdependence, intertwined with global commerce and finance, also translates into the need for concerted political action— calling into question an exclusive notion of borders as boundaries of independence.

Jeffrey Roy

2006-01-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38 Protection of foreign government information. Classified foreign...

2013-07-01

46

A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RATIONALE FOR DEVELOPING THE obligations incurred earlier when the retiree MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM was an employee. The resulting impacts of prior deficit spending and of unfunded vested We find two reasons to develop an improved pension commitments were compounded by management information system for local gov- the lack in some local governments of accurate ernments. One is the apparent inability

John Sjo; Arlo W. Biere

1980-01-01

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction...and destruction of foreign government Secret information. Other records...required by the originator. Secret foreign government information may be...

2010-07-01

48

32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction...and destruction of foreign government Secret information. Other records...required by the originator. Secret foreign government information may be...

2013-07-01

49

Canadian Library Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Canadian library standards show evidence of the shifting relationships between the federal, provincial and local governments; the leadership newly assumed by the federal government in the provision of information to citizens; the effects of urbanization; a developing consciousness of social responsibilities; and, the rapidly changing patterns of…

Murray, Florence B.

1972-01-01

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Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: opinions of key Canadian experts  

PubMed Central

Objective To summarize the Canadian health information technology (HIT) policy experience and impart lessons learned to the US as it determines its policy in this area. Design Qualitative analysis of interviews with identified key stakeholders followed by an electronic survey. Measurements We conducted semi-structured interviews with 29 key Canadian HIT policy and opinion leaders and used a grounded theory approach to analyze the results. The informant sample was chosen to provide views from different stakeholder groups including national representatives and regional representatives from three Canadian provinces. Results Canadian informants believed that much of the current US direction is positive, especially regarding incentives and meaningful use, but that there are key opportunities for the US to emphasize direct engagement with providers, define a clear business case for them, sponsor large scale evaluations to assess HIT impact in a broad array of settings, determine standards but also enable access to resources needed for mid-course corrections of standards when issues are identified, and, finally, leverage implementation of digital imaging systems. Limitations Not all stakeholder groups were included, such as providers or patients. In addition, as in all qualitative research, a selection bias could be present due to the relatively small sample size. Conclusions Based on Canadian experience with HIT policy, stakeholders identified as lessons for the US the need to increase direct engagement with providers and the importance of defining the business case for HIT, which can be achieved through large scale evaluations, and of recognizing and leveraging successes as they emerge.

Rozenblum, Ronen; Salzberg, Claudia A; Jang, Yeona; Tamblyn, Melissa; Tamblyn, Robyn; Bates, David W

2011-01-01

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Symposium on New Zealand Government Information Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These six articles related to government information policies in New Zealand cover topics including policy reform, legislation, the office of privacy commissioner, organizing statistics, the restructuring of the National Archives of New Zealand, and the policy role of the national library. (BEW)

Hernon, Peter, Ed.; McClure, Charles R., Ed.

1996-01-01

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Science, government, and information: 1988 perspective.  

PubMed Central

Twenty-five years have passed since the appearance of Science, Government, and Information (SGI), the 1963 report by the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC). The Information Analysis Center, which was prominently recommended in SGI, has not become a central element of the information system. Instead automation, which was only beginning in 1963, has become dominant. Though extreme automation may be appropriate for those activities that are time constrained, it may lead to clogged information channels for those scientific activities for which time is less important than depth of understanding.

Weinberg, A M

1989-01-01

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The Government Information Locator Service (GILS)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In coordination with the Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is promoting the establishment of an agency-based Government Information Locator Service (GILS) to help the public locate and access information throughout the Federal Government. This report presents a vision of how GILS will be implemented. Working primarily with OMB and the Locator Subgroup of the Interagency Working Group on Public Access, Eliot Christian of the US Geological Survey prepared this report under the auspices of the IITF Committee on Information Policy. This vision of GILS has also received extensive review by various Federal agencies and other interested parties, including some non-Federal organizations and by the general public through notices in both the Federal Register and the Commerce Business Daily and at a public meeting held in December, 1993. As part of the Federal role in the National Information Infrastructure, GILS will identify and describe information resources throughout the Federal government, and provide assistance in obtaining the information. It will be decentralized and will supplement other agency and commercial information dissemination mechanisms. The public will use GILS directly or through intermediaries, such as the Government Printing Office, the National Technical Information Service, the Federal depository libraries, other public libraries, and private sector information services. Direct users will have access to a GILS Core accessible on the Internet without charge. Intermediate access may include kiosks, "800 numbers", electronic mail, bulletin boards, fax, and off-line media such as floppy disks, CD-ROM, and printed works. GILS will use standard network technology and the American National Standards Institute Z39.50 standard for information search and retrieval so that information can be retrieved in a variety of ways. Direct users will eventually have access to many other Federal and non-Federal information resources, linkages to data systems, and electronic delivery of information products. Development of this report proceeded in tandem with a GILS Profile development project that produced an Implementors Agreement in the voluntary standards process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is now establishing a Federal Information Processing Standard referencing the GILS Profile Implementors Agreement and making mandatory its application for Federal agencies establishing locators for government information. Existing law and policy, as articulated in OMB Circular A-130, the Records Disposal Act, and the Freedom of Information Act, require agencies to create and maintain an inventory of their information systems and information dissemination products. Although compliance with these requirements varies greatly, the incremental cost of making those inventories accessible through GILS is expected to be minimal. Accordingly, participation in establishing and maintaining GILS may be accomplished as a collective effort executed within existing funds and authorities. OMB will publish in 1994 a Bulletin following on Circular A-130 that will specify agency responsibilities in GILS and set implementation schedules. A process for ongoing evaluation will also be established to evaluate the degree to which GILS meets the information needs of the public.

Christian, E.

1996-01-01

54

Information governance, records management, and freedom of information: A study of local government authorities in England  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many democratic states political rhetoric gives weight to increasing public participation in and understanding of the political process; (re)-establishing public trust in government decision making; increasing transparency, openness, and accountability of public authorities; and, ultimately, improving government decision-making on behalf of citizens. Access to the public record and freedom of information (FOI) are mechanisms which help to facilitate the

Elizabeth Shepherd; Alice Stevenson; Andrew Flinn

2010-01-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2010-07-01

56

Government Information and Information about Governments in Southeast Asia: A New Era? An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper on Southeast Asian government information and official publications (GIOPs) begins with a general overview of new ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members (Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, and Vietnam) as well as founding members (Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore). Information technology (IT)…

See, Ch'ng Kim

57

Local Government Information Technology Capacity: An Exploratory Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local government has made use of information technology for a long time, but the level of information technology capacity varies tremendously across local governments. While web-based E-government applications development becomes more prevalent, applying newly developed IT continues to depend on the general ability of government to obtain, manage and utilize IT. This paper starts by providing a comprehensive definition of

Hyun Joon Kim; Stuart Bretschneider

2004-01-01

58

32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...O. 12356; OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND] [Subpart F - Foreign Government Information] [Sec...National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY...O. 12356; OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND Foreign Government Information Sec....

2009-07-01

59

15 CFR 2008.12 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE...Downgrading § 2008.12 Foreign government information. ...provisions of section 3-404 of Executive Order 12065, develop systematic...review guidelines for review of foreign government information...

2013-01-01

60

Republic of China: Government Information Office  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Responsible for the international dissemination of information" about the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan, the Government Information Office's (GIO) Website offers extensive information about a host of Taiwanese topics and issues. The attractively designed site features substantial political and economic histories of Taiwan, statistical data on the ROC, texts of speeches and interviews given by President Lee and other political leaders in Taiwan, and, under the heading "Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan," well-written discussions of a host of topics including food, medicine, opera, folk arts, painting, calligraphy, and much more. There are also links to Free China Review, an online general interest/ news magazine, and to the Asian-Pacific Regional Operations Center (APROC) as well as a bibliography of recent reports and papers on the environment in Taiwan. While the site exhibits an understandable bias on political issues, the mode of presentation and quality of information make it an excellent resource not only for general interest users, but for researchers as well.

61

The government information apparatus of the federal republic of Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

People under a democratic form of government are presumed to have the right to know about the affairs of their government in order to exercise their franchise responsibly. In practice, the amount of information that people get depends on the willingness of the government to dole it out and also the effectiveness of the apparatus at the government's disposal as

Sunwoo Nam

1983-01-01

62

Sustaining And Extending Organization Strategy via Information Technology Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarizes commonly accepted theories of corporate governance and extends them to information technology governance in United States (US) hospitals. It goes on to argue that currently accepted theories of governance may not apply in rural US hospital settings. Rather, this work posits that governance is a pattern of social relations integrating organizational activities. This position is supported in

Sheila K. Mcginnis; Kenneth J. Trimmer; Carla Wiggins

2004-01-01

63

WHAT WILL MOTIVATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO SHARE SPATIAL INFORMATION?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local government is a rich source of accurate and detailed spatial information which is utilised not only at the local level but increasingly at other levels of government. To build the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) at a state and national level, the role of local governments and their motivation to participate in the sharing of spatial information must be better

Kevin McDougall; Abbas Rajabifard; Ian Williamson

64

INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANNING FOR E-GOVERNMENT IN INDONESIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been constantly argued that the key to Indonesia's governance improvement is through the utilization of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to support its operations. This is in-line with the views of (1); (2) which states that ICT in government (referred to as e-government) promotes transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency in the process. Information Systems (IS) Planning is accepted as an

M. Salahuddin; A Rusli

65

Evidence-informed physical activity guidelines for Canadian adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review of the literature provides an update on the scientific biological and psychosocial bases for Canada's physical activity guide for healthy active living, with particular reference to the effect of physical activity on the health of adults aged 20-55 years. Existing physical activity guidelines for adults from around the world are summarized briefly and compared with the Canadian guidelines.

Darren E. R. Warburton; Peter T. Katzmarzyk; Ryan E. Rhodes; Roy J. Shephard

2007-01-01

66

The Government and Information: Costs, Choices and Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the involvement of the federal government in information activities and services, and raises questions about the legitimacy and consistency of this involvement. Three major areas of government policy in the information sector are discussed: research and development, the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and public…

Challman, Laura E.

67

What Factors Influence the Information Sharing across Government Agencies?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A conceptual model of G2G e-government information sharing is set up to explore what factors influence participation in G2G e-government information sharing for government agencies. It is tested through empirical research taking the samples of economical and financial information sharing. It is showed that legal\\/policy environments, program championship agencies, leader's support, IT capability, process traceability and organizational hierarchy have significant

Fan Jing; Zhang Pengzhu

2007-01-01

68

Canadian Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As a department of the Canadian government, Canadian Heritage is "responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians." On their homepage, visitors can read through the "Headlines" area to get a sense for the programs they sponsor, which include investments in the Yukon's arts scene and programs for aboriginal youth. Visitors won't want to miss the "Events & Initiatives" area. Here they can learn about the "Canada Day Poster Challenge" and a special website created to celebrate the history and culture of the War of 1812. On the left-hand side of the site, visitors can use the "Topics" area to learn more about Canadian culture and traditions. Here interested parties can learn about the Canadian national anthem, provincial symbols, heritage objects, and the monarchy in Canada.

2012-01-20

69

Sources of Information Used by Tourists Travelling to Visit Canadian Winery Tasting Rooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the source(s) of information people (n?=?976) used when deciding to embark on a wine tourism excursion by visiting winery tasting rooms in a Canadian wine region environment. The overall aim was to establish whether there are differences between local and international (overseas) visitors to winery tasting rooms in terms of the sources of information they use to

Johan Bruwer; Isabelle Lesschaeve

2012-01-01

70

Government Controls on the Health Care System: The Canadian Experience. Provincial Health Insurance Benefits.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Provincial health insurance benefits in Canada's national health insurance program are considered. Due to constitutional restrictions, the Federal Government in Canada may not administer a national health insurance program; health matters are assigned pri...

1976-01-01

71

Can Governments Improve Higher Education through "Informing Choice"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over the past decade higher education policy in England has gradually switched from a stance of "government as purchaser" to "government as informer". During 2012 this policy stance has been intensified through new requirements for the advice provided by schools and the introduction of "Key Information Sets" which are intended to "drive up…

Davies, Peter

2012-01-01

72

Information Security Control Centralization and IT Governance for Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Technology (IT) governance is important in every Enterprise to ensure the execution of the firm's security policies and procedures. It is a subset discipline of Corporate Governance focused on information technology (IT) systems and their performance and risk management. This paper sights current some problems. It also presents the framework for ensuring that the organization's policies are implemented over

Rosslin John Robles; Tai-hoon Kim

2008-01-01

73

The Gov Doc Kids Group and free government information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Free government information fuels innovation among all the world's children and has the potential to enhance every aspect of their lives. The Gov Doc Kids Group, located in the United States, was formed to promote the use of government information to children, kindergarten through high school. Members of the Gov Doc Kids Group describe the formation of the group, international

Tom Adamich; Martha Childers; Katy Davis; John H. Faria; Antoinette W. Satterfield

2012-01-01

74

The Role of the Provinces in Canadian Foreign Trade Policy: MultiLevel Governance and Sub-National Interests in the Twenty-First Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canada has a history of supporting the evolution of trade related multi-level governance structures. In the post-war period these commitments had limited implications for domestic policy space. Over time, however, these governance frameworks began to increasingly focus on areas of provincial jurisdiction. This paper argues that these developments have empowered a range of traditional and non-traditional actors within Canadian provinces.

Christopher J. Kukucha

2004-01-01

75

Government Controls on the Health Care System: The Canadian Experience. Hospital Responses to Budgetary Constraints in Ontario.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Health provider response to budgetary constraints is examined in a study of health care services under the Canadian national health insurance program. The study was designed to investigate the administration of regulatory controls by Canadian provinces an...

1976-01-01

76

Influencing Factors on the Sharing of Electronic Government Affairs Information and the Countermeasures  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the modern era of economic globalization and informationalization, the system of electronic government affairs information is a competent tool to improve government administration and service quality. Sharing government affairs information is an important part of implementing electronic government affairs information. With the intensifying of economic government affairs information in our country, the amount of government information resources has been

Wang He-jiang

2010-01-01

77

A project by Canadian Policy Research Networks with Public Works and Governments Services Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the internet continues its expansion in the everyday activities of public servants, many aspects of government organizations are affected. Just as new possibilities arise, challenges come along. A close examination of the impact shows deep organizational implications. The internet forces the public service to operate in a new model: the network model. This new model, increasingly recognized as a

Elisabeth Richard

78

Application Profile for the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). Category: Software Standard; Subcategory: Information Interchange.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This standard describes the United States Federal Government use of the international application profile for the Government Information Locator Service (GILS), also known as the Global Information Locator Service. The GILS Profile is based primarily on I...

1997-01-01

79

Environmental Scanning: Preliminary Findings of a Survey of CEO Information Seeking Behaviour in Two Canadian Industries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports the preliminary results of a survey of the environmental scanning behavior of 207 chief executive officers (CEOs) in the Canadian publishing and telecommunications industries. Topics addressed include information sources, perceived source accessibility, perceived source quality, and frequency of source use. (16 references) (LRW)|

Auster, Ethel; Choo, Chun Wei

1992-01-01

80

Information Literacy Instruction in Canadian Academic Libraries: Longitudinal Trends and International Comparisons  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of information literacy instruction in Canadian aca- demic libraries revealed that trends in teaching objectives, methods, and content have changed little in the past five years. Instructional librarians continue to face numerous challenges, particularly with regard to lim- ited resources and faculty and student attitudes. Although more than half of the libraries believe they are meeting their

Heidi Julien

2000-01-01

81

Comparison of Social Responsibility Information Disclosure Media Used by Canadian Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the social responsibility information disclosed through mass media vehicles by Canadian companies operating in the banking and petroleum industries. The analysis compares disclosures, made through mass media vehicles such as magazine, radio and television advertisements and company brochures, with those made through the company?s annual reports. Results indicated that the mass media vehicles were used extensively, but

Daniel Zeghal; Sadrudin A. Ahmed

1990-01-01

82

Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy. Federal Government Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report considers the privacy issues raised by the growth of the new technology being applied to the personal information collected, maintained, and disseminated by the Federal Government. Four major areas are addressed: (1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; (2) current and prospective Federal agency use of…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

83

Factors Affecting State Government Information Technology Employee Turnover Intentions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic government expansion is creating the complex challenges of managing an effective information technology (IT) workforce in the public sector. Survey questionnaires were sent to IT employees working in the central IT departments of two state governments to analyze how job characteristics, work environment, and human resource management practices influence their turnover intentions. Results show that work exhaustion, an emphasis

Soonhee Kim

2005-01-01

84

University Libraries University of Colorado at Boulder: Foreign Government Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Colorado-Boulder Government Publications Library site is similar to the Federal Government Information on the Internet Web page, with one major exception. It also covers foreign agency statistics and government information very thoroughly. "Information about non-U.S. Countries" includes subject information about non-U.S. countries covering children and youth to weather forecasts. Included in these pointers are several searchable World Bank databases, country health profiles, business directories for various countries, endangered species information, and links to election information in many countries, as well as parliamentary sites for over 30 countries, among others. This variety of pointers makes this a very good place to start for finding international information.

85

Country Information Available in Government Documents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This annotated bibliography lists federal and international documents at the library of California State University at Fullerton which provide information on foreign countries. Documents are organized under the following subject headings: (1) general information; (2) aging; (3) agriculture/food supply and consumption; (4) children; (5) civil…

Richey, Debora J., Comp.

86

CS Informativeness Governs CS-US Associability  

PubMed Central

In a conditioning protocol, the onset of the conditioned stimulus (CS) provides information about when to expect reinforcement (the US). There are two sources of information from the CS in a delay conditioning paradigm in which the CS-US interval is fixed. The first depends on the informativeness, the degree to which CS onset reduces the average expected time to onset of the next US. The second depends only on how precisely a subject can represent a fixed-duration interval (the temporal Weber fraction). In three experiments with mice, we tested the differential impact of these two sources of information on rate of acquisition of conditioned responding (CS-US associability). In Experiment 1, we show that associability (the inverse of trials to acquisition) increases in proportion to informativeness. In Experiment 2, we show that fixing the duration of the US-US interval or the CS-US interval or both has no effect on associability. In Experiment 3, we equated the increase in information produced by varying the C?/T? ratio with the increase produced by fixing the duration of the CS-US interval. Associability increased with increased informativeness, but, as in Experiment 2, fixing the CS-US duration had no effect on associability. These results are consistent with the view that CS-US associability depends on the increased rate of reward signaled by CS onset. The results also provide further evidence that conditioned responding is temporally controlled when it emerges.

Ward, Ryan D.; Gallistel, C. R.; Jensen, Greg; Richards, Vanessa L.; Fairhurst, Stephen; Balsam, Peter D

2012-01-01

87

Information Systems Security Governance Research: A Behavioral Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Behavioral information systems security governance entails managing the informal structures in an organization to ensure an appropriate security environment. Informal structures in an organization comprise the individual values, beliefs and behavior prevalent in an organization guiding the norms and employee perception of job responsibilities. Five consistent themes arise from a critical review of the extant literature in this area: security

Sushma Mishra; Gurpreet Dhillon

88

Quality Management and Building Government Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses serving library-patron needs in terms of customer service and quality control. Highlights include tools for measuring the quality of service (e.g., the SERVQUAL survey), advisory boards or focus groups, library "service statements," changing patron needs, new information formats, and justifying depository library services. (JAK)|

Farrell, Maggie

1998-01-01

89

Ontologies for information security management and governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to show the difficulties involved in dealing with the quantity, diversity and the lack of semantics security information. It seeks to propose the use of ontologies to tackle the problem. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper describes the general methodology to create security ontologies and illustrates the case with the design and validation of two ontologies: system

Edson Dos Santos Moreira; Luciana Andréia Fondazzi Martimiano; Antonio José Dos Santos Brandão; Mauro César Bernardes

2008-01-01

90

Quality Management and Building Government Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses serving library-patron needs in terms of customer service and quality control. Highlights include tools for measuring the quality of service (e.g., the SERVQUAL survey), advisory boards or focus groups, library "service statements," changing patron needs, new information formats, and justifying depository library services. (JAK)

Farrell, Maggie

1998-01-01

91

Information governance--a view from the NHS.  

PubMed

In this paper, a range of issues influencing and affecting NHS information governance policy and practice will be considered. The expansion of electronic information services within the NHS and with its other information partners has reinforced the need for effective security and confidentiality arrangements to apply at multiple levels and in a variety of different business contexts. Added to these, the need to consistently address issues of data protection, records management and data quality, has resulted in a NHS information governance initiative. This initiative is intended to provide approved tools, methods and guidance that may be applied consistently throughout the NHS and that will be underpinned through appropriate support and helpdesk services. This paper emphasises the need to consider a range of applicable topics when determining a responsible and extensible approach to the governance of information collected, used and shared by healthcare organisations. PMID:15066559

Donaldson, Alistair; Walker, Phil

2004-03-31

92

Information Dissemination as Reflected in U.S. Government Information Policy and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses government commitment to information availability and dissemination, presents an overview of policy initiatives guiding information dissemination and agency responsiveness in meeting public-information needs, and notes challenges for the federal government in matching information dissemination and performance indicators (input, output,…

Hernon, Peter

1998-01-01

93

A framework for the governance of information security  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper highlights the importance of protecting an organization's vital business information assets by investigating several fundamental considerations that should be taken into account in this regard. Based on this, it is illustrated that information security should be a priority of executive management, including the Board and CEO and should therefore commence as a corporate governance responsibility. This paper, therefore,

Shaun Posthumus; Rossouw Von Solms

2004-01-01

94

Identifying Governance Dimensions to Evaluate Information Systems Security in Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior studies in information systems security have a limited emphasis on empirically identifying security dimensions. This research paper presents the results of an empirical study to understand governance dimensions of information systems security. The research study was conducted in three phases involving interviews, an exploratory phase and a confirmatory phase. The exploratory phase generated a 4-factor, 16-item model for behavioral

Gurpreet Dhillon; Gurvirender Tejay; Weiyin Hong

2007-01-01

95

Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight. Federal Government Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report considers the management, use, and congressional oversight of information technology in the Federal Government as rapid advances in technology--e.g., microcomputers, computer networking, computer modeling, videoconferencing, and electronic information exchange--are generating many new applications, opportunities, and issues which are…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

96

WHO SHOULD REALLY MANAGE INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of security technology to the government organization was documented in a 1996 survey of all the new Federal Chief Information Officers conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency three critical technologies stood head and shoulders above the rest. Over half of the CIOs selected these three closely related critical technology challenges facing the new Federal Chief Information Officers. •

Alexander D. Korzyk; A. James Wynne

97

77 FR 71016 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection for Tribal Self- Governance Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs...collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program. The information collection...comments to Ken Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW.,...

2012-11-28

98

32 CFR 2001.53 - Foreign government information [4.1].  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction...and destruction of foreign government Secret information. Other records...required by the originator. Secret foreign government information may be...

2009-07-01

99

[Government management and society: information, technology and scientific output].  

PubMed

The complexity of government tasks today suggests that virtual interaction processes that could streamline flows and exchanges of information between governments and society in public policymaking may contribute to more effective intervention that is more closely attuned to the heterogeneity and diversity of social problems. Innovative participatory government administration initiatives have proliferated, together with the extension of public control over government actions, handled through by information technologies. Exploring this field, this paper identifies some key issues for better demarcation and qualification of such initiatives in public sector management, based on the authors' own experience in leading an institutional project designed to empower the political, technical, and communicative participation of society in discussions of the implementation of the Unified National Health System in Brazil. Based on a review of the literature analyzing the links among information, technology, development, and democracy, and particularly with regard to social management, this paper systematizes aspects for consideration drawn from in experiences of interactions between government and society, mediated by scientific knowledge, fostering greater transparency and plurality of views in government management. PMID:17680119

Ribeiro, Patrícia; Sophia, Daniela Carvalho; Grigório, Deise de Araújo

100

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft...report the following information to GSA, Aircraft Management Policy...

2013-01-01

101

The Study of Government Website Information Disclosure in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Taiwan’s Freedom of Information Act (TFOIA) aims at protecting people’s right to know and making the information easily, evenly\\u000a formulated and obtained by the public. The access to government information not only enhances people’s understanding, trust,\\u000a and supervision on public affairs, but also promotes their participation in democracy. The goal of open and transparent administration\\u000a can be achieved only by

Yuan-fa Chen; Sandy Yu-lan Yeh; Kuo-ching Wu

2007-01-01

102

From the front line: information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports on data collected from an on-going Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded study of information literacy and bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries. The goal of this three-year study is to identify instructional outcomes and characterize successful instruction from the perspectives of the institutions providing that instruction (particularly the librarian- instructors), and the students receiving the instruction. Focuses

Heidi Julien; Stuart Boon

2002-01-01

103

Government information resource catalog and its service system realization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the process of informatization, there produces a great deal of information resources. In order to manage these information resources and use them to serve the management of business, government decision and public life, it is necessary to establish a transparent and dynamic information resource catalog and its service system. This paper takes the land-house management information resource for example. Aim at the characteristics of this kind of information, this paper does classification, identification and description of land-house information in an uniform specification and method, establishes land-house information resource catalog classification system&, metadata standard, identification standard and land-house thematic thesaurus, and in the internet environment, user can search and get their interested information conveniently. Moreover, under the network environment, to achieve speedy positioning, inquiring, exploring and acquiring various types of land-house management information; and satisfy the needs of sharing, exchanging, application and maintenance of land-house management information resources.

Gui, Sheng; Li, Lin; Wang, Hong; Peng, Zifeng

2007-08-01

104

Canadian Financial Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Financial Network (CFN) is designed to help Canadian and global investors find quality information about the Canadian market. Featured on the site is the CFN Collection, a Web directory of over 6,000 financial Websites for investors. The sites are organized by subject and include lengthy annotations; Canadian resources are noted with a red maple leaf. The sites may be searched by keyword, with a special feature to limit the search to only Canadian sites.

105

Energy information in the Federal Government: Energy information locator system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Energy and energy-related programs from 44 agencies, bureaus, and commissions in the Federal Government are described. The identification process is developed by the aggregation of energy data descriptors\\/characteristics (i.e., data on the geographic location of anthracite coal exploration) by the use of energy function matrices that are displayed which, in turn, are linked to subsequent Federal agency summaries and their

J. P. Galliker

1975-01-01

106

77 FR 43353 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection for Tribal Self- Governance Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs...collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number...Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW.,...

2012-07-24

107

The Executive as Executioner and the Informed Governance Principle  

Microsoft Academic Search

An executive ought to be as informed as possible about the needs and preferences of her constituency and about the most important\\u000a policy issues that her constituency confronts. This ethical duty, referred to as the “informed governance principle,” requires\\u000a that an executive who is not opposed to the death penalty personally carry out at least one execution of a death

Martin Skladany

2009-01-01

108

A Look at Changes in Government Information Policies after September 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One critical area in government campaigns to combat terrorism is the management and manipulation of information. This is information which is both produced by governments and private information that governments believe will be useful in the fight against terrorism. Governments are reviewing their information policies regarding access and privacy.…

Hart, Edward T.

109

Introduction to United States Government Information Sources. Fifth Edition. Library and Information Science Text Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book seeks to provide an account of general and specialized sources, in print and non-print formats, that comprise the bibliographic and textual structure of federal government information. This particular edition endeavors to update and broaden discussion of government information available electronically via the Internet. Chapters are: (1)…

Morehead, Joe

110

On the government information publicity in earthquake calamity—Taking Qinghai Yushu Earthquake as example  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government Information disclosure, as a wide range of issues, has a positive impact on the construction of socialist democratic politics and on government scientific decision-making to prevent the corruption of power. In the sudden public crisis, government's information disclosure is the key to effective government response to the incident. It will help the government to better safeguard social public security,

Chuan-hui Zhang; Bo Zhou

2011-01-01

111

The Effects of Corporate Governance on the Informativeness of Earnings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study draws upon prior research on corporate governance and examines whether the informativeness of earnings, proxied\\u000a by the earnings response coefficient varies with the percentage of outside independent directors serving on the board, the\\u000a absence of CEO duality, and the presence of independent audit (AUDC), compensation (COMC), and nominating (NOMC) committees.\\u000a The results suggest a positive association between the

Steven T. Petra

2007-01-01

112

Government and interest group relations: An analysis of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (CAAWS) is a non-profit feminist advocacy organization established to work towards enhancing the position of women and girls in sport in Canada. Imbedded in a sport system which reflects societal values, CAAWS has undertaken activities to eliminate gender inequity, such as lack of acknowledgment, inadequate financial support and limited opportunities

Susan Lesley Forbes

1993-01-01

113

Chief Information Officer Leadership: Reflections of Former U.S. Government Chief Information Officers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since enactment of the Clinger-Cohen Act in 1996, the median tenure of federal chief information officers (CIOs) has been approximately 2 years and high CIO turnover is a problem (U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO], 2004). Researchers have conducted little research on what leads to effective performance for government CIOs. This…

Ma, Katherine C. L.

2010-01-01

114

Introduction to United States Government Information Sources. Sixth Edition. Library and Information Science Text Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides an account of the general and specialized sources, in print and non-print formats, that make up the bibliographic and textual structure of federal government information. This edition has been revised to reflect the many changes that have occurred in the production and dissemination of government products within the last five…

Morehead, Joe

115

Governance and electronic innovation: Whither the information polity?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments have taken shape universally through their creation and use of institutional structures of the State, yet it is the perceived failure of these institutions that has, of recent years, established enthusiasm for governance rather than government. Whereas government has historically been constructed within a paradigm that interprets the relationships between government and citizen in formal, constitutional terms, governance is

John A. Taylor

1998-01-01

116

Informed consent policies governing medical students' interactions with patients.  

PubMed

When medical students become involved in patient care, concerns are raised that have ethical and possibly legal implications. In order to determine compliance with the guidelines of the U.S. government and the Joint Committee on Accreditation of Hospitals pertaining to informed consent, the authors conducted a study of hospital administrators, medical school department chairpersons, and medical school deans (with response rates ranging from 82.3 to 95.1 percent) concerning policies on student involvement in patient care. The results show that only 37.5 percent of all responding teaching hospitals specifically informed patients that students would be involved in care. Only 51 percent of the responding medical schools that specifically gave their students instruction or guidance on initial patient interaction as a matter of policy insisted that their students introduce themselves as students and clarify their role in patient care. The authors conclude that medical educators' compliance with the ethical requirements of informed consent is incomplete. PMID:3477644

Cohen, D L; McCullough, L B; Kessel, R W; Apostolides, A Y; Alden, E R; Heiderich, K J

1987-10-01

117

Internet information-seeking and its relation to support for access to government records  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public access to government records is essential for democratic self-governance, and attitudes toward that right can facilitate or hinder public policy regarding transparency. As more people use the internet for gathering information about their governments and communities, it is unknown whether such online information-seeking is related to increased support for government transparency and the right to request public records. This

David Cuillier; Suzanne J. Piotrowski

2009-01-01

118

Information About Individuals in the Hands of Government: Some Reflections on Mechanisms for Privacy Protection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information is the handmaiden of the modern activist state. In particular, information provided by individuals to government enables government to assess and collect taxes, to distribute social welfare benefits, and to pursue its regulatory agenda. Computer technology enhances the government's ability to gather, store, analyze, and process personal data. Computers make it easy for government agencies to share with one

Lillian R. BeVier

1995-01-01

119

Validation of Snow Cover Information Derived From AMSR-E Data Over Canadian Regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CRYSYS (Cryospheric System in Canada) has been an Interdisciplinary Science Investigation (IDS) in NASA's Earth Observing System Program since 1990, hosted and funded by Canadian agencies and universities, with the lead being the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). One of the main objectives of CRYSYS is to develop capabilities for improved satellite-based measurement, monitoring and understanding of cryospheric variables over a range of spatial and temporal scales over Canada (for further information see www.crysys.ca). As an EOS IDS team, CRYSYS has a particular interest in cryospheric information derived from EOS sensors. The development, application and validation of methods to extract snow cover information from passive microwave sensors has been a major research thrust within CRYSYS. Algorithms that derive snow water equivalent (SWE) have been developed by the Climate Research Branch (CRB) of MSC and CRYSYS university collaborators and validated for a number of landscape regions including prairie, boreal forest and taiga. The CRB SWE algorithms are used with SSM/I data to generate regional snow cover products that are being used to support a number of research and operational applications. With the launch of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on the EOS Aqua satellite in May 2002, a new source of passive microwave derived snow cover information became available. AMSR-E offers the potential for retrieval of enhanced SWE information over Canadian regions, particularly with its higher spatial resolution (10 km) than previous satellite microwave radiometers such as SSM/I (25 km). Validation of snow cover information from AMSR-E data is a priority research activity within CRYSYS, and is a contribution to the EOS AMSR-E Science Team validation program. During the winter of 2003, two CRYSYS field campaigns were conducted with a specific focus to acquire data sets in support of AMSR-E snow cover validation over Canadian regions. The first campaign was conducted February 2003 in the prairie and boreal forest regions of Saskatchewan in western Canada and involved the acquisition of airborne microwave radiometer data and ground-based measurements of snow cover properties. The second campaign occurred March 2003 in the James Bay region of Quebec in eastern Canada, involving ground-based measurements of snow cover properties along a 600 km transect transitioning from boreal forest to taiga landscapes. This paper will present initial results of the evaluation of AMSR-E derived snow cover information using data acquired during these CRYSYS validation campaigns. An overview of CRYSYS snow cover validation campaigns planned for the upcoming winter 2004 and beyond will also be presented. Validation data sets from the 2003 field campaigns and future ones will be available to the scientific community via the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (www.ccin.ca).

Walker, A. E.; Derksen, C.; Royer, A.; Goodison, B. E.

2003-12-01

120

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-01-01...Who must report information to GSA on Government...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL...PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on...

2013-01-01

121

15 CFR 4a.8 - Access to classified information by individuals outside the Government.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...classified information by individuals outside the Government. 4a.8 Section 4a...Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ...classified information by individuals outside the Government. (a) Industrial,...

2010-01-01

122

15 CFR 4a.8 - Access to classified information by individuals outside the Government.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...classified information by individuals outside the Government. 4a.8 Section 4a...Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ...classified information by individuals outside the Government. (a) Industrial,...

2013-01-01

123

15 CFR 4a.8 - Access to classified information by individuals outside the Government.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...classified information by individuals outside the Government. 4a.8 Section 4a...Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce ...classified information by individuals outside the Government. (a) Industrial,...

2009-01-01

124

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Government of Canada Climate Change Site was developed to inform Canadians about climate change and how it affects our environment. The site explains what the Government of Canada is doing about climate change and how individuals, communities, businesses, industries, and ever...

125

41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior...

2009-07-01

126

41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior...

2010-07-01

127

The Absentee Minister of Education of Canada: The Canadian Federal Government's Constitutional Role in First Nations Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Canada, education is generally referred to as being the exclusive constitutional responsibility of the provinces and territories. However, the federal government has a constitutional responsibility. This responsibility comes from the Constitution Act 1982 and Treaties 1-11 between the Crown (i.e., The Government of Canada) and First Nations…

Phillips, Ron Sydney

2011-01-01

128

US Government Information: Selected Current Issues in Public Access vs. Private Competition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the dissemination of government information focuses on the debate concerning public versus private access to government information; efforts of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS); electronic access and the need for printed documents; and joint efforts between government agencies and the private sector to charge for…

McMullen, Susan

2000-01-01

129

Records Management Consultants for Local Governments. Local Government Records Technical Information Series No. 44.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication provides advice and guidance to local governments that are considering hiring a records management consultant. Such consultants can play a beneficial role in improving local government records management programs. However, local governments should not become overly dependent on consultants for routine or continuing work that…

Filiaci, Anne; Tammaro, James

130

Cost Efficiency in Japanese Local Governments: the Economic Effect of Information Technology in Japanese Local Governments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the current fiscal crisis faced by many Japanese local governments, we decided to conduct research to assist local governments in reducing costs, by reviewing previous studies, as well as investigate the factors affecting wasteful expenditure. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the efficiency of local governments in Japan, applying an econometric technique. Further, we calculate

Tomoyasu Tanaka

2006-01-01

131

Evidence-informed recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages supplementing the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines  

PubMed Central

Background Few validated guidelines exist for developing messages in health promotion practice. In clinical practice, the Appraisal of Guidelines, Research, and Evaluation II (AGREE II) Instrument is the international gold standard for guideline assessment, development, and reporting. In a case study format, this paper describes the application of the AGREE II principles to guide the development of health promotion guidelines for constructing messages to supplement the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CPAG) released in 2011. Methods The AGREE II items were modified to suit the objectives of developing messages that (1) clarify key components of the new CPAG and (2) motivate Canadians to meet the CPAG. The adapted AGREE II Instrument was used as a systematic guide for the recommendation development process. Over a two-day meeting, five workgroups (one for each CPAG – child, youth, adult, older adult – and one overarching group) of five to six experts (including behavior change, messaging, and exercise physiology researchers, key stakeholders, and end users) reviewed and discussed evidence for creating and targeting messages to supplement the new CPAG. Recommendations were summarized and reviewed by workgroup experts. The recommendations were pilot tested among end users and then finalized by the workgroup. Results The AGREE II was a useful tool in guiding the development of evidence-based specific recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages that supplement and increase awareness of the new CPAG (child, youth, adults, and older adults). The process also led to the development of sample messages and provision of a rationale alongside the recommendations. Conclusions To our knowledge, these are the first set of evidence-informed recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages supplementing physical activity guidelines. This project also represents the first application of international standards for guideline development (i.e., AGREE II) to the creation of practical recommendations specifically aimed to inform health promotion and public health practice. The messaging recommendations have the potential to increase the public health impact of evidence-based guidelines.

2013-01-01

132

Geographic Information Systems: Indispensable Ingredient for Good Governance in Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has defined Governance as the exercise of political, economic, and administrative authority in the management of a country's affairs. Good governance is the implementation of government policies and practices thereof in the most efficient and effective way to the benefit of the public. Good governance is the bedrock of sustainable development of a

Peter KUNTU-MENSAH

133

Managing Citizen Identity Information in E-Government Service Relationships in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments are introducing new digital Identity Management (IDM) systems into public service relationships with citizens. These IDM systems not only can support governments in their modernization efforts, they are also expected to lead to significant informational changes in the citizen–government relationships. Thus far however, there is little empirical knowledge available about what changes are occurring in these emerging e-government service

A. Miriam B. Lips; John A. Taylor; Joe Organ

2009-01-01

134

Transformational Government? The role of information technology in delivering citizen-centric local public services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following on from five years of ‘electronic government’, the Labour Government has recently announced a new five year plan for ‘transformational government’. Like its predecessor, t-government emphasises the important role of information technology in enabling the delivery of modernised public services. Modernisation is defined as an increasing emphasis on citizen choice, personalisation of services and understanding and responding to service

Stephen King; Sarah Cotterill

2007-01-01

135

Canadian Human Rights on the Internet. Internet Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explains that the Internet is a good source of information and misinformation about the rights that Canadians do and do not enjoy. Provides websites that address human rights issues, such as government and non-governmental organizations, and information for locating newsgroups and listservs. (CMK)|

Dale, Jack

1999-01-01

136

Information security governance: A risk assessment approach to health information systems protection.  

PubMed

It is no small task to manage the protection of healthcare data and healthcare information systems. In an environment that is demanding adaptation to change for all information collection, storage and retrieval systems, including those for of e-health and information systems, it is imperative that good information security governance is in place. This includes understanding and meeting legislative and regulatory requirements. This chapter provides three models to educate and guide organisations in this complex area, and to simplify the process of information security governance and ensure appropriate and effective measures are put in place. The approach is risk based, adapted and contextualized for healthcare. In addition, specific considerations of the impact of cloud services, secondary use of data, big data and mobile health are discussed. PMID:24018517

Williams, Patricia A H

2013-01-01

137

Internet Information-Seeking and Its Relation to Support for Access to Government Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Public access to government records is essential for democratic self-governance, and attitudes toward that right can facilitate or hinder public policy regarding transparency. As more people use the internet for gathering information about their governments and communities, it is unknown whether such online information-seeking is related to…

Cuillier, David; Piotrowski, Suzanne J.

2009-01-01

138

Information Privacy and Trust in Government: A Citizen-Based Perspective from New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing use of e-government raises issues about the privacy of information provided by citizens to government. This paper explores the experiences and concerns of New Zealanders in relation to information privacy, and the impact of these concerns on the trust they place in government. A series of focus groups were conducted among community groups. The findings reflect a range of

Rowena Cullen; Patrick Reilly

2008-01-01

139

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Academic Libraries, and Access to Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The electronic environment has significantly shifted library capabilities and user expectations for the delivery of government information and services. At the same time, many laws of the federal government have pushed for the creation and distribution of government information through electronic channels. However, the Federal Depository Library…

Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Shuler, John A.

2010-01-01

140

Information Infrastructure and Development in the USA: The Role of Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the role of government in the construction of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) by reviewing the relevant literature, presenting the historical case of the railroad and drawing on information gathered from in-depth interviews. Striking a balance between government leadership and free open market competition to ensure universal service as the NII continues to develop. While government has

Denise Anderson; JORGE REIONA SCHEMENT

1995-01-01

141

Internet Information-Seeking and Its Relation to Support for Access to Government Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public access to government records is essential for democratic self-governance, and attitudes toward that right can facilitate or hinder public policy regarding transparency. As more people use the internet for gathering information about their governments and communities, it is unknown whether such online information-seeking is related to…

Cuillier, David; Piotrowski, Suzanne J.

2009-01-01

142

The Public Information Consultation Service (PICS) of E-government in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to investigate the public information consultation service (PICS) of e-government in China after the promulgation and implementation of `The Regulation of the People's Republic of China on the Disclosure of Government Information'. A survey is carried and finds out that at present, PICS of Chinese e-government are for more remain at the initial stage of publishing certain

Li Jian; Ke Ping

2010-01-01

143

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Academic Libraries, and Access to Government Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The electronic environment has significantly shifted library capabilities and user expectations for the delivery of government information and services. At the same time, many laws of the federal government have pushed for the creation and distribution of government information through electronic channels. However, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) continues as though these changes will not have a large impact

Paul T. Jaeger; John Carlo Bertot; John A. Shuler

2010-01-01

144

A New Frontier for LIS Programs: E-Government Education, Library/Government Partnerships, and the Preparation of Future Information Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the implications of the continued growth of e-government information, communication, and services for Library and Information Science programs in the United States in light of the development of e-government educational programs and library/government partnerships. The implementation of e-government raises several important…

Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Shuler, John A.; McGilvray, Jessica

2012-01-01

145

Information Technology governance practices in Malaysian public sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizations need to establish effective IT governance practices in order to stay competitive. The aim of this research is to determine the extent of IT governance practices in Malaysian public sector and to determine factors contributes towards IT governance practices. Questionnaire was constructed and distributed to IT management level personnel in public agencies in Klang Valley and Putrajaya. From the

Siti Sarah Maidin; Noor Habibah Arshad

2010-01-01

146

Information Communication Mechanism of Governmental Crisis Management Based on E-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information communication is a key factor of governmental crisis management. The traditional pyramid type of information communication mechanism of governmental crisis management can no longer meet the need of our current society. This paper analyses the information flows within and outside the government, and proposes a new information communication mechanism of governmental crisis management based on e-government, and some examples

Lixiao Ren; Xin Li

2010-01-01

147

The Right to Know: Environmental Information Disclosure by Government and Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Global knowledge management is crucially dependent on public access to information - in particular, information on environmental risks. Yet most existing systems of governance favour administrative or corporate secrecy, thereby monopolizing environmental information in the hands of governmental authorities or private stakeholders. This paper describes innovative initiatives to establish civil society's 'right to know', by mandatory disclosure of government-held information

Peter H. Sand

148

"A National Crime": The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986. Manitoba Studies in Native History XI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Canada's residential school system for Aboriginal children has had lasting damaging effects on Indigenous people. Founded in 1879, the residential school system was operated through a church-state partnership. The government provided the funding, set standards of care, and supervised the administration of schools, while the Anglican, Catholic,…

Milloy, John S.

149

The Canadian government's treatment of scientific process and evidence: Inside the evaluation of North America's first supervised injecting facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the recommendations of scientific review bodies have traditionally been free of political interference in Canada, there have recently been growing concerns raised about Canada's new federal government's treatment of scientific processes and evidence. This concern is relevant to the scientific evaluation of Canada's first medically supervised safer injecting facility (SIF), which opened in Vancouver in 2003, where illicit injection

Evan Wood; Thomas Kerr; Mark W. Tyndall; Julio S. G. Montaner

2007-01-01

150

"A National Crime": The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986. Manitoba Studies in Native History XI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canada's residential school system for Aboriginal children has had lasting damaging effects on Indigenous people. Founded in 1879, the residential school system was operated through a church-state partnership. The government provided the funding, set standards of care, and supervised the administration of schools, while the Anglican, Catholic,…

Milloy, John S.

151

76 FR 2756 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Conversion) (Government Life Insurance) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection (Application for Conversion) (Government Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits...INFORMATION: Title: Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB Control Number:...

2011-01-14

152

Risk communication and informed consent in the medical tourism industry: A thematic content analysis of canadian broker websites  

PubMed Central

Background Medical tourism, thought of as patients seeking non-emergency medical care outside of their home countries, is a growing industry worldwide. Canadians are amongst those engaging in medical tourism, and many are helped in the process of accessing care abroad by medical tourism brokers - agents who specialize in making international medical care arrangements for patients. As a key source of information for these patients, brokers are likely to play an important role in communicating the risks and benefits of undergoing surgery or other procedures abroad to their clientele. This raises important ethical concerns regarding processes such as informed consent and the liability of brokers in the event that complications arise from procedures. The purpose of this article is to examine the language, information, and online marketing of Canadian medical tourism brokers' websites in light of such ethical concerns. Methods An exhaustive online search using multiple search engines and keywords was performed to compile a comprehensive directory of English-language Canadian medical tourism brokerage websites. These websites were examined using thematic content analysis, which included identifying informational themes, generating frequency counts of these themes, and comparing trends in these counts to the established literature. Results Seventeen websites were identified for inclusion in this study. It was found that Canadian medical tourism broker websites varied widely in scope, content, professionalism and depth of information. Three themes emerged from the thematic content analysis: training and accreditation, risk communication, and business dimensions. Third party accreditation bodies of debatable regulatory value were regularly mentioned on the reviewed websites, and discussion of surgical risk was absent on 47% of the websites reviewed, with limited discussion of risk on the remaining ones. Terminology describing brokers' roles was somewhat inconsistent across the websites. Finally, brokers' roles in follow up care, their prices, and the speed of surgery were the most commonly included business dimensions on the reviewed websites. Conclusion Canadian medical tourism brokers currently lack a common standard of care and accreditation, and are widely lacking in providing adequate risk communication for potential medical tourists. This has implications for the informed consent and consequent safety of Canadian medical tourists.

2011-01-01

153

Drought Research: Challenges in Meeting the Needs for Drought Information on the Canadian Prairies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through the Drought Research Initiative (DRI), Canada is undertaking a focused 5-year science program to study techniques for characterizating drought; to better understand drought processes, and to develop methods for improving the prediction of drought. Drought research has generated a great deal of interest among those federal and provincial resource agencies on the Canadian prairies, which are sensitive to water stresses that occur during periods of drought. Consultations with these agencies have indicated that they have a range of information needs to support decisions related to mitigating the effects of on-going droughts or planning for future droughts. Furthermore, these information needs vary by sector and user. Over the past six months, through consultations with responsible agencies and knowledgeable managers, these needs have been more clearly articulated. This presentation is a summary of such requirements by resource sector. It explores how these needs vary with respect to location, scale, season, duration and intensity. The presentation also takes a preliminary look at how DRI could be augmented in order to deal with some of these existing needs and position itself to assist with future research-policy linkages.

Lawford, R. G.; Stewart, R.

2007-12-01

154

The Information Technology Workforce Crisis: Planning for the Next Environment. NYSFIRM Government Information Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Attention has been focused on critical shortages of information technology professionals. These shortages have begun to affect the ability of state and local governments to perform core operations, meet new agency program needs and support the development of new enterprise-wide capacities. The shortages are not expected to disappear any time…

Maxwell, Terrence A.

155

Development of E-Government from Information Ecology View: A Literature Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development and popularization of ICT, many governments came to perceive ICT as an important means for implementing e-government. This article epurates the concept of e-government from information ecology view integrating many viewpoints of scholars of information ecology and practical experts, and considers not taking ICT as focus in e-government but a society-technology system. Six basic ecologic traits of

Liu Weizhang; Zhang Jiefang

2010-01-01

156

Information Collection Budget of the United States Government Fiscal Year 1987.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Information Collection Budget (ICB) is a mechanism for measuring and controlling the costs of Federal information collections imposed on individuals, businesses, and State and local governments. The ICB is also used to manage the information collectio...

1987-01-01

157

The Institutionalization of Information Security Governance Structures in Academic Institutions: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation is a descriptive case study of information security governance in higher education institutions. It is a qualitative study that describes, through institutional theoretical constructs, the information security governance frameworks responsible for the protection of sensitive personal information at three large public research universities. The objectives of the study are 1) assess the impact of the regulative policy environment

Michael Luesebrink

2011-01-01

158

22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees' receipt...GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS § 3.11 Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees'...

2013-04-01

159

Food biotechnology: dietitians' resource needs as determined by selected Canadian key informants.  

PubMed

In a 1996 quantitative survey, we assessed selected Canadian dietitians' knowledge and attitudes toward biotechnology, particularly genetically altered foods. The results showed that, on average, dietitians held unfavourable attitudes and were concerned about safety and labelling issues. In the current study, qualitative methodology was used to explore dietitians' views on controversial issues and to investigate the adequacy of current biotechnology resources. Nationwide telephone interviews of 22 key informant dietitians were conducted in February and March 1999. Issues covered were food safety and quality, labelling, regulations, food production, education, and biotechnology resource needs. Findings indicated that dietitians' perspectives on biotechnology are diverse nationwide. Views about how biotechnology may affect small producers, the local economy, food choices, and food quality varied from very positive to very negative. Dietitians indicated a need for more education through discussions involving critical analysis and debate by various stakeholders. Respondents agreed that the national organization, Dietitians of Canada, has a role to play in continuing education. Most participants felt that more concise, balanced, and objective resources are needed. Further exploration of dietitians' educational needs would help in the development of appropriate educational materials and programs for nutrition professionals. PMID:11518559

Simonson, R; Ryan-Harshman, S; Whiting, M; Berenbaum, S

2001-01-01

160

Disseminating Landslide Hazard Information for California Local Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1969, the California Geological Survey has produced numerous maps showing landslide features and delineating potential slope-stability problem areas. These maps have been provided to local governments to encourage consideration of landslide hazards in planning and development decisions. Maps produced from 1986 through 1995 under the Landslide Hazard Mapping Act were advisory only, and their use by local government was

C. J. Wills

2010-01-01

161

National Information Policy developments worldwide I: electronic government  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of recent Government initiatives in the area of e-Government based upon a review of the literature is presented. The desk research covered the period 1997 to 2001, and covered a number of major countries, including Canada, USA, Member States of the European Union, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The UK was not included in the

Adrienne Muir; Charles Oppenheim

2002-01-01

162

Use of Web Services in E-government Information Systems A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The expression e-Government designates usually any transaction that involves the government and is carried out, even if partially, with the use of electronic tools, based on information and communication technologies. The implementation of e-Government in the public administration allows the development of more service channel and relationship with the citizen, always available either in geographical terms or in temporal terms,

Rui Gomes; Jorge Ribeiro

2009-01-01

163

Designing Information Technology Governance Processes: Diagnosing Contemporary Practices and Competing Theories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whereas previous studies have been primarily focused on the structural features of Information Technology governance, this paper describes an exploratory study of IT governance processes. Rooted in competing theories of organizational decision-making, and based on a case study investigation of large complex organizations, this paper examines the design and effectiveness of IT governance processes from both rational and social perspectives.

Pieter M. A. Ribbers; Ryan Peterson; Marylin M. Parker

2002-01-01

164

Transparency and technological change: Ensuring equal and sustained public access to government information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Obama administration campaigned on the platform of increased transparency and access to government information after the limitations of the Bush years. As part of this focus on transparency, the Obama administration is emphasizing the use of e-government and new social media services to open up access to government. This paper explores the considerations and challenges of this approach, such

Paul T. Jaeger; John Carlo Bertot

2010-01-01

165

Trust in Government Cross-Boundary Information Sharing Initiatives: Identifying the Determinants  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies a set of determinants of trust in government cross-boundary information sharing (CBI) initiatives. Although there are some studies that identify the antecedents of trust in collaboration, research about trust relationships in government interorganizational initiatives is lacking. Little attention, in particular, has been paid to the determinants of trust in government CBI. To fill this gap in the

José Ramón Gil-García; Ahmet Guler; Theresa A. Pardo; G. Brian Burke

2010-01-01

166

Canadian Hearing Impaired Students in Canadian Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Canadian government has established three centers of educational excellence especially for hearing impaired and deaf college students at the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, and the Atlantic Centre at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The centre has initiated such activities as a faculty awareness program,…

Leitch, David A.

1986-01-01

167

Virtual Government-Citizen Relations: Informational, Transactional, or Collaborative?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public administration theory and practice suggest that e-government, citizen participation, and government—citizen collaboration are contributing to a movement toward New Public Service—as opposed to Old Public Administration and New Public Management. We explore this by focusing on the relationship between the Washington, D.C., police and local residents via online discussion groups. We ask, How do police interact with citizens virtually?

Lori A. Brainard; John G. McNutt

2010-01-01

168

Reproductive and therapeutic cloning, germline therapy, and purchase of gametes and embryos: comments on Canadian legislation governing reproduction technologies  

PubMed Central

In this article the three main topics covered in the new legislation are commented on: cloning, germline therapy, and purchase of gametes and embryos. Some important issues also covered in the new legislation, such as privacy and access to information, data protection, identity of donors, and inspection, will not be addressed.

Bernier, L; Gregoire, D

2004-01-01

169

Interoperability, Trust Based Information Sharing Protocol and Security: Digital Government Key Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improved interoperability between public and private organizations is of key\\u000asignificance to make digital government newest triumphant. Digital Government\\u000ainteroperability, information sharing protocol and security are measured the\\u000akey issue for achieving a refined stage of digital government. Flawless\\u000ainteroperability is essential to share the information between diverse and\\u000amerely dispersed organisations in several network environments by using\\u000acomputer based

G. K. Pradhan

2010-01-01

170

The Asian tsunami : An urgent case for improved government information systems and management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a timely consideration of how regional governments in Asia and other national governments around the world collect, manage, and share critical geo-technical information in what is becoming an increasingly global community. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper addresses the socio-technical perspective of government information systems and management, and draws on the collection and analysis of

Nigel Martin

2007-01-01

171

Achieving Administrative Transparency Through Information Systems: A Case Study in the Seoul Metropolitan Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Information systems have been mostly used to enhance the efficiency of administrative procedures in the local government sector\\u000a as well as the central government sector. Information systems also help to improve transparency of civil affairs. The OPEN\\u000a (Online Procedures Enhancement from civil application) system in the Seoul metropolitan government of South Korea has helped\\u000a to achieve transparency in the civil

Seongcheol Kim; Keunhee Cho

2005-01-01

172

Governance through information: environmental monitoring from a citizen-consumer perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The function of environmental monitoring and information in governing the environment has changed considerably in recent times. Traditionally, environmental monitoring was geared towards governments and producers; it provided them with the information required to formulate environmental policies and environmental management strategies. More recently, environmental monitoring has come to serve an additional and different function. In line with the increasing popularity

Burg van den S. W. K

2006-01-01

173

Parents' and students' satisfaction with the use of information technology in government schools in Queensland, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes some information technology aspects of a school opinion survey carried out over 1,200 government schools in Queensland, Australia. The focus here is on determining the levels of satisfaction of parents and students with the ways in which Queensland government schools organise and use information technology for learning and teaching. A sample of parents was obtained across all

John King; Trevor Bond

2002-01-01

174

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Coverage of State and International Information in Government Documents Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors surveyed instructors of graduate-level government documents courses in the United States regarding their coverage of IGO, foreign, and state government information. Though instructors value this information, most allot too few class hours to it. The creation of specialized distance education courses by an alliance of LIS programs…

Griffiths, David; Hogenboom, Karen

2005-01-01

175

How informative is the Thai corporate governance index? A financial approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Prior research, in mainly Western economies, suggests the level of corporate governance is financially important. As an emerging economy case study, the purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) corporate governance index provides investors with financial information about fundamental value and arbitrage portfolio decisions, and if\\/how information content changes over time.

Allan Hodgson; Suntharee Lhaopadchan; Sitapa Buakes

2011-01-01

176

Undergraduate Use of Government Information: What Citation Studies Tell Us about Instruction Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Among librarians, government information has a reputation for being a valuable but underused resource. A literature review of undergraduate citation studies, however, reveals that the use of government information has apparently increased so much for some subject areas that, after books and journals, it has become one of the most frequently used…

Brunvand, Amy; Pashkova-Balkenhol, Tatiana

2008-01-01

177

AN SOA BASED REAL TIME INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT OWNED RESCUE SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine an SOA based real time information exchange between military and government owned rescue services. Information sharing is always not an easy approach for any organization. In case of military and government owned sectors, it becomes more fragile. There should be some quality and well standard approach that can be used for the

Muhammd Awais Bhatti; Fatima Hussain; Veera Pandiyan KalianiSundram

2012-01-01

178

A Novel Trust-Based Information Sharing Protocol for Secure Communication between Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments around the world are progressively turning to information sharing and integration, for solving problems in an extensive range of programs and policy areas. Problems of global concern such as disease detection and control, terrorism, immigration and border control, illicit drug trafficking, and more necessitate information sharing, coordination and collaboration amongst government agencies within a country and across national boundaries.

G. K. Pradhan

2009-01-01

179

Estimating Canadian vertical datum offsets using GNSS/levelling benchmark information and GOCE global geopotential models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The performance of GOCE-based geopotential models is assessed for the estimation of offsets for three regional vertical datums in Canada with respect to a global equipotential surface using the GNSS benchmarks from the first-order vertical control network. Factors that affect the computed value of the local vertical datum offset include the GOCE commission and omission errors, measurement errors, the configuration of the network of GNSS/levelling benchmarks, and systematic levelling errors and distortions propagated through the vertical control network. Among these various factors, the effect of the GOCE omission error on the datum offsets is investigated by extending the models with the high resolution gravity field model EGM2008 and by means of Canada's official high resolution geoid model CGG2010. The effect of the GOCE commission error in combination with errors from the GNSS/levelling data is also examined, in addition to the effect of systematic levelling errors. In Canada, the effect of the GOCE omission error is at the dm-level when computing local vertical datum offsets. The effect of including accuracy information for the GNSS/levelling data and the GOCE geoid heights can be up to 4 cm over the Canadian mainland and at the dm-level for island regions. Lastly, the spatial tilts found in the levelling network can be modelled with a 2-parameter bias corrector model, which reduces the RMS of the adjusted geoid height differences by 4 cm when compared to the RMS of adjusted geoid height differences computed without the use of a bias corrector model. Thus, when computing local vertical datum offsets in Canada, it is imperative to account for GOCE commission and omission errors, ellipsoidal and levelling height errors, as well as the systematic levelling errors of the vertical control network.

Hayden, T.; Amjadiparvar, B.; Rangelova, E.; Sideris, M. G.

2012-12-01

180

SERVING CITIZENS' NEEDS: MINIMIZING ONLINE HURDLES TO ACCESSING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid spread of the Internet across society, government institutions are taking advantage of digital technology to distribute materials to citizens. Is merely having a Web site enough, or are there certain usability considerations site creators must keep in mind to assure efficient public access to online materials? This project looked at typical people's ability to locate various types

ESZTER HARGITTAI

2003-01-01

181

Serving Citizens' Needs: Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid spread of the Internet across society, government institutions are taking advantage of using digital technology to distribute materials to citizens. Is merely having a Web site enough or are there certain usability considerations to which site creators must adhere in order to assure efficient access to online materials? Here, I report on a project that looked at

Eszter Hargittai

182

Information Technology and the Governance of Social Security  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent welfare state developments have emphasized the structure, administration and governance of service delivery. In critically examining these developments, this article advances a governmentality approach to the welfare state that highlights the significance of technology in contributing to the nature and practices of the welfare state. Based on a comparative study of computerization in the social security systems of 13

Paul Henman; Michael Adler

2003-01-01

183

Providing Government Information on the Internet: Experiences with THOMAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The THOMAS system is designed to make legislative infor- mation available to the general public over the Internet, and can be regarded as a prototype of a government digital library. As a joint project between the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts, THOMAS provides significant opportunities for studying the retrieval and interface tech- niques that are needed to

W. Bruce Croft; Robert Cook; Dean Wilder

1995-01-01

184

40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...consequence analysis information by Federal government...REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE...CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION OF OFF-SITE...CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS INFORMATION Access to...

2013-07-01

185

An Existentialist in Iqaluit: Existentialism and Reflexivity Informing Pedagogy in the Canadian North  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reflecting on the personal experience of teaching human resource management in the Canadian Arctic, the author explores the utility of an existentialist approach to pedagogy. The author outlines select aspects of existentialism that are pertinent to the teaching and discusses the implications of using reflexive existential thought as guidance in…

Yue, Anthony R.

2011-01-01

186

Validation of Snow Cover Information Derived From AMSR-E Data Over Canadian Regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

CRYSYS (Cryospheric System in Canada) has been an Interdisciplinary Science Investigation (IDS) in NASA's Earth Observing System Program since 1990, hosted and funded by Canadian agencies and universities, with the lead being the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). One of the main objectives of CRYSYS is to develop capabilities for improved satellite-based measurement, monitoring and understanding of cryospheric variables over

A. E. Walker; C. Derksen; A. Royer; B. E. Goodison

2003-01-01

187

THE RIGHT TO ACCESS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

With advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), information has become a global resource of unlimited potential for all, and it is at the very center of democracy and economic development. In the course of their duty, government officials create information for their own benefit as well as for the benefit of the public they serve. This information is created

Marion L. N. Chibambo

188

Information Quality as a Common Ground for Key Players in e-Government Integration and Interoperability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whereas computer-supported sharing of information is a core issue of e-Government integration and interop- eration, the key players involved hardly find any guidance how to settle for an agreement covering the various as- pects related to information exchange. Hence, we argue that e-Government research needs an explicit dedication to the phenomenon of information quality (IQ). We base our analysis on

Ralf Klischewski; Hans Jochen Scholl

2006-01-01

189

Engaging the Board: Corporate Governance and Information Assurance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The UK is committed to an ambitious vision in which electronic networks will create an Information Society and Knowledge Economy. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) hold the potential to revitalise UK business, to spur economic growth and co...

A. Anhal S. Daman K. O'Brien A. Rathmell

2003-01-01

190

China's Information Industry: Government Programs, Plans and Initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The situation and development prospect of information industry in China are firstly described in this presentation. The development strategies, plans and R&D projects on information industry are then introduced. Finally, the technique innovations are remarked.

Wu Hequan

2007-01-01

191

Clear It Up: Plain Language in Government Health Information  

MedlinePLUS

... find and use health information. We host a health literacy web site that provides tips and tools for ... be more effective communicators. We also provide free health literacy training for anyone working to communicate health information ...

192

Health promotion and the First Amendment: government control of the informational environment.  

PubMed

Government efforts to protect public health often include controlling health information. The government may proscribe messages conveyed by commercial entities (e.g., false or misleading), recommend messages from commercial entities (e.g., warnings and safety instructions), and convey health messages (e.g., health communication campaigns). Through well-developed, albeit evolving, case law, government control of private speech has been constrained to avoid impinging on such values as free expression, truthfulness, and autonomous decision making. No simple legal framework has been developed for the government's own health messages to mediate between the legitimate goals of health protection and these other values. Nevertheless, government recommendations on matters of health raise difficult social and ethical questions and involve important societal trade-offs. Accordingly, this article proposes legal and ethical principles relating to government control of the health information environment. PMID:11789117

Gostin, L O; Javitt, G H

2001-01-01

193

Innovation in Canadian Manufacturing SMEs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In February 2002, the Canadian government released its Innovation Strategy in a document entitled Achieving Excellence: Investing in People, Knowledge and Opportunity. In this document the government identifies specific federal priorities to help build a stronger, more competitive economy. Specifically, the government commits itself to \\

DOMINIQUE TOURIGNY

194

IT Governance through Regulatory Modalities. Health Care Information Infrastructure and the \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The purpose of this paper is to discuss a framework for governance of information infrastructures. While most research in\\u000a IT governance suggests top-down governance frameworks, we argue that a more viable approach is to explore a broader set of\\u000a more indirect measures of control.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a One excellent area in which to study this is IT in health, because the high political

Bendik Bygstad; Ole Hanseth

2010-01-01

195

Federal Government Information Systems Security Management and Governance Are Pacing Factors for Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Security incidents resulting from human error or subversive actions have caused major financial losses, reduced business productivity or efficiency, and threatened national security. Some research suggests that information system security frameworks lack emphasis on human involvement as a significant cause for security problems in a rapidly…

Edwards, Gregory

2011-01-01

196

Using financial accounting information in the governance of takeovers: An analysis by type of acquirer  

Microsoft Academic Search

The substantial changes in the corporate governance mechanism of acquired firms that take place during the periods surrounding corporate acquisitions lead investors and other corporate financiers to an intensive search for financial accounting inputs for decision making. We examine whether financial accounting information on takeover targets provides useful input in the corporate governance mechanisms of US publicly traded takeovers in

Joseph Aharony; Ran Barniv

2004-01-01

197

The role of contract, information systems and norms in the governance of franchise systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider how different governance mechanisms affect the level of franchisees' compliance with their franchisor's directives. The research objectives are threefold: to investigate how franchisors can use explicit contracts and develop relational norms as governance mechanisms to prevent their franchisees from deviating from the franchise system directives; to show how information systems

Jacques Boulay

2010-01-01

198

Factors Influencing Government Employee Performance via Information Systems Use: an Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the task-to-performance chain, this study seeks to investigate the implications and consequences of government employee performance via information systems. Data was collected from 847 employees of the Taipei City government through the stratified proportion sampling method. In addition, the multiple regression method is used to investigate factors that influence employee performance. The results indicate that three factors affect

Pin Luarn; Kuo-Liang Huang

2009-01-01

199

U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide organizes nearly 1,000 federal government World Wide Web sites and shows users how to find the information they need quickly and easily. More than a directory, this resource gives users a clear understanding of U.S. government agencies, their online publications, and their applications. There is background material on all three…

Hernon, Peter; Shuler, John A.; Dugan, Robert E.

200

Can Information about Local Government Performance Induce Civic Participation? Evidence from the Philippines  

Microsoft Academic Search

The question of whether people are motivated to engage in civic activities once informed of their local government's performance is relevant to many developing countries that adopted decentralisation. Applying propensity score matching technique on a unique household-level dataset from the Philippines, it is found that the knowledge of an index of local government performance has positive and statistically significant effects

Joseph J. Capuno; Ma. M. Garcia

2010-01-01

201

Collaboration Between Government and Commercial Space Weather Information Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many systems and situations require up-to-date space weather information. These include navigation systems in cars, boats, and commercial freight; the specific location information needed for construction and oil drilling; communications; airline navigation; avionic systems; and passengers and personnel on polar airline flights. Thus, as the world's industries become increasingly more reliant on satellite data and more vulnerable to space weather

Devrie Intriligator

2007-01-01

202

Information security governance and Boards of directors: Are they compatible?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a critique of emergent views on the roles of the boards of directors in relation to information security. The analysis highlights several concerns about the separation and validation of proper theory and business assertions of information security at board level. New requirements articulated by industry bodies – represented by a selected group of experts and evident in

Endre Bihari

2008-01-01

203

Asymmetric Information, Government Fiscal Policies, and Financial Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies assert that the optimal share of public spending is equal to the output elasticity of public spending and that relying on capital income taxation to finance public spending is either beneficial or harmful to capital accumulation and economic growth. The authors incorporate asymmetric information into an endogenous growth model and reexamine how the presence of asymmetric information in

Fu-Sheng Hung; Chien-Chiang Lee

2010-01-01

204

Improving the Dissemination of United States Government Information: The Report of the Public Printer's Sales Publications Pricing Panel. (Reannouncement with New Availability Information).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Government Printing Office's Sales Of Publications Program was established by Congress to disseminate government information to the public at an economical price. It is one of the few government programs that operates on a selfsustaining basis. In fac...

S. M. Foss

1991-01-01

205

17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures authorities...authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures...

2013-04-01

206

40 CFR 2.306 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act. 2.306 Section...governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act. (a) Definitions...this section: (1) Act means the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15...

2013-07-01

207

Optical Storage Systems for Records and Information Management: Overview, Recommendations and Guidelines for Local Governments. Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Number 45.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication discusses optical storage, a term encompassing technologies that use laser-produced light to record and store information in digital form. The booklet also discusses how optical storage systems relate to records management, in particular to the management of local government records in New York State. It describes components of…

Schwartz, Stanley F.

208

Municipal Information Systems: Evaluation of Policy Related Research. Volume II. Computer Utilization in Local Government.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Volume 2 is one of 10 volumes evaluating policy-related research on municipal information systems. It discusses what is currently known about computer utilization in municipal and county governments. This report provides a comprehensive review and critica...

K. L. Kraemer H. C. Lucas R. D. Hackathorn R. C. Emrey

1974-01-01

209

MISONGA: Managing Information and Strengthening Organizations for Networked Governance Approaches. Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In May 2004, Pact Inc. and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Madagascar received funding from the USAID mission in Madagascar to jointly implement the MISONGA (Managing Information and Strengthening Organisations for Networked Governance Approaches) project....

J. M. Dufils

2004-01-01

210

Government acronyms and alphabetic organizational designations used in DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center)  

SciTech Connect

A guide to acronyms as assigned by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is given. The listing contains entries from the Department of Defense, Federal Government and foreign military organizations. The acronyms reflect reports processed into the DTIC collections.

Brown, L.M.

1984-05-01

211

Information Collection Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1989.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report, the Information Collection Budget for FY 1989, represents the ninth annual 'paperwork budget' for controlling the number of hours that individuals, businesses, and State and local governments must spend preparing or maintaining Federally-manda...

1989-01-01

212

Policy-Based Management and Sharing of Sensitive Information Among Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a set of policy-based technologies to enable increased information sharing among government agencies without compromising information security or individual privacy. Our approach includes: (1) fine-grained access controls that support deny and filter semantics to satisfy complex policy conditions; (2) a sticky policy capability that allows consolidation of information from multiple sources subject to the original disclosure policies of

Tryg Ager; Christopher Johnson; Jerry Kiernan

2006-01-01

213

HOW DO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHARE AND COORDINATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION? ISSUES IN THE UNITED STATES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports results of a project establishing best practices of local government geographic information sharing and coordination in the context of the United States' National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). Sharing of geographic information within this framework can promote cost-effective data collection and utility for a larger number of agencies and communities. Bearing in mind that geographic information infrastructures are

Francis Harvey; David Tulloch

214

A Model for a New Approach to Federal Government Information Access and Dissemination.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In July 1995, the Forum on Government Information Policy, representatives of several library associations, developed the "Model for New Universe of Federal Information Access and Dissemination." The model proposes to: (1) reconceptualize federal information access and dissemination responsibilities; and (2) reinvent the Federal Depository Library…

Turock, Betty J.; Henderson, Carol C.

1996-01-01

215

Governance Structures in Cross-Boundary Information Sharing: Lessons from State and Local Criminal Justice Initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments are increasingly using collaborative, cross-boundary strategies to face complex social problems. Many of these cross-boundary initiatives have at their core the use, and in many cases, the sharing of information and communication technologies. In fact, government managers and researchers alike are now recognizing the value and great opportunities offered by cross-boundary information sharing, in particular. Current research has identified

Theresa A. Pardo; José Ramón Gil-garcía; G. Brian Burke

2008-01-01

216

The Northeast States and Eastern Canadian Provinces mercury study: a framework for action: summary of the Canadian chapter.  

PubMed

The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the findings of the Canadian chapter of the Northeast States and Eastern Canadian Provinces Mercury Study, which was conducted between 1995 and 1998. The Canadian chapter provided information on mercury emissions, sources and levels in air, water, biota and humans. Industry, governments and universities provided information for the Canadian chapter. The study showed that the Northeast States and Eastern Canadian Provinces (NES/ECP) is a region impacted by airborne mercury. Annual mercury emissions for the NES/ECP region are estimated to be approximately 19 t (12%) of the combined Canadian and US national anthropogenic mercury emissions of 155 t/year. 210Pb-dated lake sediment cores from Atlantic Canada showed a mercury enrichment factor of 2.5 for coastal sites with mercury increases starting in 1860. Regional mercury wet deposition for the NES/ECP region was 7-11 microg/m2/year. Provincial and federal fish health advisories have been updated in the ECP for children and women of child-bearing age limiting the consumption of freshwater fish, as well as fresh or frozen shark, tuna or swordfish. PMID:11036989

Pilgrim, W; Poissant, L; Trip, L

2000-10-16

217

Information Technology in Nepal: What Role for the Government?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors believe that developing countries (DC), in particular Nepal, need to urgently develop a culturally appropriate national strategy if they wish information technology (IT) to have a positive impact on their overall socio-economic development. While countries like Singapore claim to have very successful national strategies, the long-term impact on the country's social development may have been over looked. Left

Junelee Pradhan; Mike Metcalfe

218

NTIS: Potential roles and government information policy frameworks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite major technological and document capture advances in the 1990s, the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) became a privatization target again in 1995 as part of Republican efforts to dismantle its parent agency, the Department of Commerce. After examining NTIS's current operational status and its user profile, this article explores six future role options for the agency. Finally, NTIS's “fit”

Harold B. Shill

1996-01-01

219

Medicare: The Official U. S. Government Site for Medicare Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Health Care Financing Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services provides this site--a consumer gateway to information about Medicare, a national health insurance program that covers 37 million Americans, mostly over age 65. Current highlights include a managed care section that contains Medicare Compare, an interactive database that allows users to compare (according to zip code or state) the benefits offered by Medicare managed care providers. Medicare Compare can also be downloaded as a Microsoft Access Database. The managed care section also contains a glossary of terms, frequently asked questions and their answers, and instructions on how to enroll and disenroll in a managed care plan. Users can refer to the overall site for general information on the Medicare program, fraud and abuse, and state contact lists, among other features.

1998-01-01

220

Governance and Democratic Procedures in the Information Society Era  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in today's democratic societies has always two sides: the well-intended, which is the expansion of the democratic participation, and the bad-intended, the one that causes concentration. This research analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the use of e-democracy and claims that the integration of electronic democracy within a country will be based

Athanasios I. Bozinis

2007-01-01

221

Assessing diet and lifestyle in the Canadian Arctic Inuit and Inuvialuit to inform a nutrition and physical activity intervention programme.  

PubMed

Inuit in Nunavut (NU) and Inuvialuit in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, were traditionally nomadic peoples whose culture and lifestyle were founded on hunting and gathering foods from the local environment, primarily land and marine mammals. Lifestyle changes within the last century have brought about a rapid nutrition transition, characterised by decreasing consumption of traditional foods and an associated increase in the consumption of processed, shop-bought foods. This transition may be attributed to a multitude of factors, such as acculturation, overall food access and availability, food insecurity and climate change. Obesity and risk for chronic disease are higher in the Canadian Arctic population compared with the Canadian national average. This present review describes the study population and methodologies used to collect data in order to study the nutrition transition amongst Aboriginal Arctic populations and develop Healthy Foods North (HFN), a novel, multi-institutional and culturally appropriate programme that aims to improve dietary adequacy and reduce risk of chronic disease. Included in this special issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics are papers describing dietary intake patterns, physical activity levels, dietary behaviours, chronic disease prevalence and psychosocial factors that potentially mediate behaviour. A further paper describes how these data were utilised to inform and develop Healthy Foods North. PMID:21158957

Sharma, S

2010-10-01

222

A shelter of their own: informal settlement expansion in Greater Cairo and government responses  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes why there has been a rapid growth of informal settlements in Cairo when there was an oversupply of formal housing, and why most new informal settlements develop on scarce agricultural land while large stretches of desert nearby remain mostly undeveloped. The paper also reviews the changes in the Egyptian government's housing and land policies over the last

Manal El-Batran; Christian Arandel

1998-01-01

223

The Analysis of Causal Relation Factors about Investment of Government in Information Security Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we use to system thinking analyze the outcome drawn by the increased government investment in information security industry. We also analyze the structure of the feedback, derived from the inter-connection of diverse variables that affects the investment for information security industry by both public and private sectors. More- over, this study would help to establish incentives that

Hee-Kyung Kong; Tae-Sung Kim

224

Information Technology Governance, Funding and Structure: A Case Analysis of a Public University in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The paper's purpose is to investigate the issues of IT governance, funding and structure of a public university in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a case study approach, i.e. a series of interviews with users and information services provider of campus information system. Findings: The university lacks a common…

Ismail, Noor Azizi

2008-01-01

225

Information Technology Governance, Funding and Structure: A Case Analysis of a Public University in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper's purpose is to investigate the issues of IT governance, funding and structure of a public university in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a case study approach, i.e. a series of interviews with users and information services provider of campus information system. Findings: The university lacks a common…

Ismail, Noor Azizi

2008-01-01

226

U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide explores new sites, digital reference services, and navigation strategies for effectively accessing and using online government information. Updated with the latest information from the new administration and the 107th Congress, this second edition has been refined with features including expanded coverage in many of the chapters, a…

Hernon, Peter; Dugan, Robert E.; Shuler, John A.

227

Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere: A Canadian Contribution to the IPY Activity "State and Fate of the Cryosphere"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The cryosphere (snow, permafrost and seasonally frozen ground, ice caps and glaciers, sea-, river-, and lake ice) represents a significant feature of the Canadian landscape that impacts climate, hydrology, the economy and the daily lives of all Canadians, especially those living in northern communities. Over the past few decades significant changes have been observed in cryospheric elements (e.g. decreases in snow cover, glacier extent, sea ice cover) that have been attributed to a warming climate. This presentation will provide an overview of a planned Canadian IPY project "Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere" that is being led by Environment Canada and involves 30 co-investigators from government, academia and the private sector and links with international collaborators. This project represents a significant contribution to the IPY-endorsed "State and Fate of the Cryosphere (IPY Activity #105)", which is supported by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project as a framework for observing and understanding the current state of the cryosphere, to determine how fast it is changing and why, and to develop future scenarios of the cryosphere for use in impacts studies and planning. "Variability and Change in the Canadian Cryosphere" builds on Canadian strengths in cryospheric science including remote sensing, climate analysis and modeling and will: (1) provide information on the current state of the Canadian cryosphere during IPY as a contribution to the IPY snapshot; (2) place current cryospheric conditions in the context of the historical record to document the magnitude of changes over the 50 years since the last International Polar Year (IGY 1957- 1958); (3) characterize and explain the observed variability and changes in the context of the coupled climate cryosphere system; and (4) improve the representation of the cryosphere in Canadian land surface and climate models to provide current and future climate simulations of the cryosphere for climate impact studies. These activities directly address the main science priorities of the Government of Canada IPY Program (Science for Climate Change Impact and Adaptation) by providing improved knowledge on the magnitude and rate of change in the cryosphere in the Canadian Arctic, and improved baseline data and climate change scenarios for impact analyses. In addition, the project includes the development of a Canadian data portal to the IPY Distributed Information System and outreach activities to incorporate traditional knowledge with remotely- sensed information and engage northern communities in cryospheric monitoring.

Walker, A. E.

2006-12-01

228

Information Technology Planning and the Y2K Problem in Local Governments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines local responses to the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem in Iowa to analyze how local governments plan for information technology (IT) operations. Many local governments lacked concrete plans and failed to think strategically about the Y2K problem at the beginning of 1999. A logistic analysis shows that the decision to form a concrete Y2K strategy depended on management

Alfred Tat-Kei Ho; James Fielding Smith

2001-01-01

229

Prince Edward Island implements province-wide drug information system. A small step for DIS; a giant leap for the pan-Canadian interoperable electronic health record.  

PubMed

On March 13, 2008, Friendly Pharmacy in Charlottetown made a small but significant piece of Canadian healthcare history. It was the first drugstore to go online with Prince Edward Island's Drug Information System (DIS), the centrepiece of the province's All Drugs All People program. PEI is the first province to implement a DIS solution using a common pan-Canadian messaging standard based on Health Level 7 Version 3, an internationally recognized set of standards for clinical, financial and administrative messaging. PEI's initiative has positive implications for the rest of Canada. It is an important step toward the creation of a pan-Canadian interoperable electronic health record system covering all facets of patient care. PMID:19363841

Giokas, Dennis

2009-01-01

230

10 CFR 1004.11 - Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...government, or an international organization. 1004...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. (a) Whenever a document...is responsible for making the final...

2009-01-01

231

10 CFR 1004.11 - Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...government, or an international organization. 1004...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. (a) Whenever a document...is responsible for making the final...

2010-01-01

232

Canadian History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes 22 articles that address Canadian history and the importance of having students honor Canada's past by providing articles relating to the areas of History and Social Studies covering: historical fiction as instructional material; Canadian scientists; agricultural fairs; the Historical Foundation; social science books on Canada; student…

School Libraries in Canada, 2003

2003-01-01

233

40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...consequence analysis information by State and local government...REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE...CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION OF OFF-SITE...CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS INFORMATION Access to...

2013-07-01

234

Protecting Privacy on the Canadian Information Highway: Policy Developments and Regulatory Options.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an overview of statutory and non-statutory data-protection provisions currently governing the processing of personal data in Canada's private sector, including federal and provincial legislation and efforts at self-regulation through voluntary codes of practice. Considers a more comprehensive system of regulation, contemporary policy…

Bennett, Colin J.

1996-01-01

235

Canadian Minerals Yearbook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector, the Canadian Minerals Yearbook Web site provides mineral industry information from 1994 to 2001. Downloadable files from each year include a Year in Review, Reserves of Selected Major Metals, Recent Production Decisions, and a Mineral and Metal Commodity Review. An example of the information provided comes from the 2001 Review: "In 2000, Canadian reserves of copper, nickel, lead, zinc, molybdenum, silver and gold decreased because there were no decisions to bring new mines into production and the amount of new ore discovered at existing mining operations was insufficient to replace the quantity of ore that was mined during the year."

2001-01-01

236

Empirical research on information resources allocation's performance of Chinese government in crisis management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper tries to evaluate information resources allocation's performance of Chinese government in crisis management from aspect of customer satisfaction index. At first, establishes the theoretical model and index based on the Chinese customer satisfaction index measurement model. Then, this paper calculates the satisfaction index by the questionnaire data about 5.12 earthquakes which have been answered by the civil servants,

Chunhua Niu

2010-01-01

237

Open Government Information: Challenges Faced by Public Human Resource Management in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The implementation in China of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Open Government Information, on May 1, 2008, is considered a potential turning point, a shift from traditional public administration characterized by an entrenched culture of secrecy toward more transparent and accountable administration practices. This article shows, however, that due to a variety of institutional constraints, the

Wenxuan Yu

2011-01-01

238

Government, Public Relations, and Lobby Groups: Stimulating Critical Reflections on Information Providers in Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a management class role-playing activity, students adopt the roles of parents, government representatives, and health providers in a scenario about child immunization. The objective is to develop critical understanding of the creation, management, and dissemination of information on decision making. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)|

Dyer, Suzette

2003-01-01

239

Library Involvement in State Government Information Policy Development in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper focuses on efforts by library groups and individuals to influence the development of state government information policy in various states in the United States, and emphasizes the need for librarians to make sure they either initiate such development or insert themselves into any existing policy development processes. Emphasis is given…

Weaver, Barbara F.

240

Enacting and implementing open government information regulations in China: motivations and barriers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The State Council, China's cabinet, enacted its Open Government Information Regulations in April 2007. This paper examines the political, economic and administrative motivations for the enactment of the regulation, and then explores the potential legal, institutional, administrative, social and economic barriers for the implementation of the regulation.

Lei Zheng

2007-01-01

241

Information Needs of Illiterate Female Farmers in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aimed to find out the information needs of illiterate female farmers in Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, Nigeria. Agriculture is the mainstay of people in the rural areas, and is mostly for subsistence living. To bring about improvement in practice requires finding out: at what stages of farming illiterate female farmers need agricultural

Joseph Welfare Irivwieri

2007-01-01

242

IT GOVERNANCE, IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND THE ORGANIZING ROLE OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE LIBRARY (ITIL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A gap exists between IT management topics important to CIOs and topics present in typical MIS texts. One way to bridge that gap and synchronize IT management knowledge between students, academics and CIOs is through the use of IT governance frameworks to organize introductory undergraduate MIS courses. The use of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) IT Service Management framework

Barbara Jo White

2008-01-01

243

An empirical examination of maturity model as measurement of information technology governance implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to evaluate information technology governance implementation in the Jordanian domestic banks using the maturity model. An empirical survey using self-administered questionnaire has been carried out to achieve the study objectives. The study results reveal that Jordanian domestic banks applied effective awareness and communications, responsibility and accountability, and skills and expertise dimensions mainly, while they

Husam Abu Khadra; Majdy Zuriekat; Nidal Alramhi

2009-01-01

244

Access to Government Information in the United States. Updated August 31, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Constitution makes no specific allowance for any one of the three branches of the Federal Government to have access to information held by the others. No provision in the U.S. Constitution expressly establishes a procedure for public access to go...

W. R. Ginsberg

2009-01-01

245

Access to Government Information in the United States, August 31, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Constitution makes no specific allowance for any one of the three branches of the federal government to have access to information held by the others. No provision in the U.S. Constitution expressly establishes a procedure for public access to go...

W. R. Ginsberg

2009-01-01

246

Urban Poverty and Access to Information Technology: A Role for Local Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the intersection between access to information technology and urban poverty and the role of the local government through a case study of Austin (Texas). The examples of the Austin Free-Net, which provides access sites and user training, and other Austin programs show the large degree of citizen interest and the recognition by…

Servon, Lisa J.; Horrigan, John B.

1997-01-01

247

Symposium on the Electronic Collection and Dissemination of Federal Government Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the public policy issues raised by the electronic collection and dissemination of Federal government information from the perspectives of Congress, the Executive Branch, the private sector, and the user community. Lists of selected references and texts of relevant Office of Management and Budget source documents are provided. An Update on…

Bortnick, Jane, Ed.

1988-01-01

248

47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442...442 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...

2009-10-01

249

47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442...442 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...

2012-10-01

250

47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442...442 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION...

2010-10-01

251

An Examination of Canadian Information Professionals' Involvement in the Provision of Business Information Synthesis and Analysis Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients' information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and analysis practices. A combination of qualitative and quantitative data was collected via a survey of 98 information

Patterson, Liane; Martzoukou, Konstantina

2012-01-01

252

Information technology sophistication in health care: an instrument validation study among Canadian hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several empirical studies have shown that the use of computer-based information systems could have positive impacts on organizational performance. Many agree to say that health care organizations are no exceptions. But if one wishes to identify the effects of information technology (IT) on the delivery of care, one must be able to characterize IT for operationalization purposes. The primary objective

Guy Paré; Claude Sicotte

2001-01-01

253

Incentives and Accountability: The Canadian Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since 1997, the Canadian federal government has introduced a variety of new incentives to enhance significantly the funding of university research in this country. While these funding initiatives have been welcomed by Canadian universities, they are accompanied by a heightened emphasis on accountability which dictates new eligibility conditions…

Gauthier, Michelle

2004-01-01

254

Managing Information Collection: Information Collection Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires OMB to report to Congress on the paperwork burden imposed on the public by the Federal government and efforts to reduce this burden. In FY 2003 there was a 1.5 percent decrease in burden compared to last year's b...

2004-01-01

255

Information Technology Management: Status of Selected DoD Policies on Information Technology Governance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Who Should Read This Report and Why. The DoD Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Officers of DoD Components, DoD information technology mission area personnel, and other personnel responsible for overseeing DoD information technology requirements...

M. L. Ugome

2005-01-01

256

How do Governments Steer Health Policy? A Comparison of Canadian and New Zealand Approaches to Cost Control and Primary Health Care Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper compares the ways in which governments in Canada and New Zealand have attempted to pursue reforms in two major health policy arenas – cost control and primary health care – in the period 1992–2005. The framework for comparison is drawn from the “modes of governance” literature that deals with hierarchies, markets, provider-based networks and communities as means of steering policy. Recent literature

Tim Tenbensel

2008-01-01

257

Canadian Architectural Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Architectural Archives were established in 1974 as a joint venture between the University of Calgary Library and the Faculty of Environmental Design. The site contains a great deal of information about their holdings and collection, but most visitors will want to click directly over to their "Online Collections" area. Here visitors will find the Panda Digital Image Bank, the Donovan & Williams Canadian Church Collection, and the Calgary Modern Site Survey. The Panda Digital Image Bank collection contains over a million images from the twentieth century. Visitors can search the Image Bank as they see fit, or they may wish to look over some of the thematic headings as well. The Church Collection contain over 500 images of Canadian churches taken during the early 1990s and the Modern Site Survey offers up several hundred architectural images taken in 2004.

258

Cross-agency coordination in the shadow of hierarchy: 'joining up' government geospatial information systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government agencies striving to make geospatial information systems interoperable and cost-effective often appear to function as a self-regulating network shaped only by internal trust and reciprocity. However, recent public management research suggests that external steering of a network, exercised by authoritative bodies through hierarchical means, may invigorate cross-agency coordination. The two case studies of federal geospatial coordination in Canada and

Kate T. Lance; Yola Georgiadou; A. K. Bregt

2009-01-01

259

“You probably shouldn’t give them too much information” – Supporting Citizen-Government Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper discusses the challenge of supporting digitally mediated citizengovernment collaboration in public service provision.\\u000a With a vantage point in activity theory and the empirical data from three exploratory design cases, we derive a theoretical\\u000a framework for understanding the way in which citizens share information with government. Through the proposed framework and\\u000a the notion of Participatory Citizenship, we propose a

Nikolaj Gandrup Borchorst; Susanne Bødker

260

Measuring the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in Society and its Effects: Canadian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistics Canada has measured the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for close to 15 years in industry and more recently in households and it has developed a body on knowledge on the effects of the use off these technologies. While ICTs have long been used in manufacturing processes, the use of computers and networks, and a growing number

G. PETERSON

2007-01-01

261

A qualitative study of health information technology in the Canadian public health system  

PubMed Central

Background Although the adoption of health information technology (HIT) has advanced in Canada over the past decade, considerable challenges remain in supporting the development, broad adoption, and effective use of HIT in the public health system. Policy makers and practitioners have long recognized that improvements in HIT infrastructure are necessary to support effective and efficient public health practice. The objective of this study was to identify aspects of health information technology (HIT) policy related to public health in Canada that have succeeded, to identify remaining challenges, and to suggest future directions to improve the adoption and use of HIT in the public health system. Methods A qualitative case study was performed with 24 key stakeholders representing national and provincial organizations responsible for establishing policy and strategic direction for health information technology. Results Identified benefits of HIT in public health included improved communication among jurisdictions, increased awareness of the need for interoperable systems, and improvement in data standardization. Identified barriers included a lack of national vision and leadership, insufficient investment, and poor conceptualization of the priority areas for implementing HIT in public health. Conclusions The application of HIT in public health should focus on automating core processes and identifying innovative applications of HIT to advance public health outcomes. The Public Health Agency of Canada should develop the expertise to lead public health HIT policy and should establish a mechanism for coordinating public health stakeholder input on HIT policy.

2013-01-01

262

Police ‘empires’ and information technologies: uncovering material and organisational barriers to information sharing in Canadian police services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information sharing and collaborative policing have become hot topics within policing circles, especially in the wake of such horrific events as school shootings and multiple murder cases. In response to growing concerns over inadequate information sharing and integrated policing, police organisations are actively centralising their services through the implementation of shared technologies (such as computer aided dispatch systems and record

Carrie B. Sanders; Samantha Henderson

2012-01-01

263

Informing Evaluation Capacity Building through Profiling Organizational Capacity for Evaluation: An Empirical Examination of Four Canadian Federal Government Organizations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the literature published on the topic, the development of an organization's capacity to do and use evaluation typically follows four stages: "traditional evaluation," characterized by externally mandated evaluation activities; "awareness and experimentation," during which organizational members learn about evaluation and its benefits…

Bourgeois, Isabelle; Cousins, J. Bradley

2008-01-01

264

Sourcebook: gaining access to US government information on the environment and natural resources  

SciTech Connect

This publication is designed to acquaint the reader with the broad range of services and publications that are offered by the US government and that provide information about the environment and natural resources. These sources of information include referral services, public-information offices, computerized data banks, information-analysis centers, and publication-distribution systems as well as published sources like bibliographies, abstract and index journals, reports, handbooks, and atlases. The subject matter covered by this sourcebook includes air pollution, meteorology, water resources and quality, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science, solid and hazardous waste treatment, land use, soil science, population and demography, anthropology, architecture, geography, urban studies, health, biology, agriculture, forestry, habitat, wildlife, geology, minerals, and related sciences and technologies.

O'Hara, F.M. Jr.; O'Hara, L. (comps.)

1984-11-01

265

Personal Health Information in Canada: A Comparison of Citizen Expectations and Legislation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores whether the Canadian legislative protections in place to safeguard medical privacy meet the expectations of Canadians. An overview of current governance systems designed to protect the privacy of personal health information at both the federal and provincial levels is first presented. This is followed by an empirical analysis…

Peekhaus, Wilhelm

2008-01-01

266

Federal Funding Sources Available to Local Governments for Rural Areas. Rural Information Center Publication Series, No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains information on 101 federal programs that provide funding to rural projects initiated by local governments, public agencies, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, citizen groups, and individuals. Eligible local project categories include conservation, farm ownership and operation, housing,…

Reynnells, M. Louise, Comp.

267

Information Technology (IT) Strategic Alignment: A Correlational Study between the Impact of IT Governance Structures and IT Strategic Alignment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation explored the extent to which Information Technology (IT) strategic alignment are impacted by IT governance structures. The study discusses several strategic alignment and IT governance literature that presents a gap in the literature domain. Subsequent studies researched issues surrounding why organizations are not able to align…

Asante, Keith K.

2010-01-01

268

41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES...

2012-07-01

269

41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES...

2011-07-01

270

Library and Information Services Provided to Local Government Officials and Others in Leicestershire: A Study of Costs and Benefits.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The principal services provided by the Leicestershire Libraries and Information Service to local government officers and other are comprised of a series of current awareness bulletins (the Scan services). The bulletins are a development and extension of s...

J. Martyn

1980-01-01

271

Nothing but Net: American Workers and the Information Economy. Work Trends: Americans' Attitudes about Work, Employers and Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored the implications of the information economy of the late 1990s for American workers, focusing on workers' experience with computers in the workplace, workers' perceptions about their future in the information economy, and the role of government in the information age. Research data were gathered through a survey of 1,005 adults…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

272

Canadian Landscapes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site provides access to a collection of photos of Canadian landscapes and landforms. Users can search for photos of specific areas by province or territory, keywords, or via an interactive map. Brief geological explanations accompany the photos, and provide insight on how the features developed. The photos were taken by scientists of the Geological Survey of Canada during the last 30 years. Users are also able to send the photos as customized postcards.

273

76 FR 71624 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY...Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-357. OMB Control...insurance on National Service Life Insurance and United States Government...

2011-11-18

274

76 FR 56504 - Proposed Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance) Activity: Comment Request...Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-357. OMB Control...insurance on National Service Life Insurance and United States Government...

2011-09-13

275

77 FR 38396 - Agency Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance) Activities Under OMB...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Notice of Lapse--Government Life Insurance) Activities Under OMB Review...Notice of Lapse--Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-389. b. Application...claimants that their government life insurance has lapsed or will lapse due...

2012-06-27

276

76 FR 70830 - Proposed Information Collection (Procedures, and Security for Government Financing) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...202-4, Security for Government Financing--10 hours...202-4, Security for Government Financing--1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated...202-4, Security for Government Financing--10....

2011-11-15

277

A Study of E-government and Political Indicators in Developing Nations with and Without Access-to-Information Laws  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This study examines a number of measurements of e-government, political openness, and level of development in developing nations\\u000a with and without access-to-information laws (N = 150). With nearly every e-government measurement and both political openness measurements, developing nations with access-to-information\\u000a laws had, on average, the strongest scores. Nations considering the legislation followed with the second strongest scores.\\u000a When level of

Jeannine E. Relly

278

The Canadian Bandaging Trial: Evidence-informed leg ulcer care and the effectiveness of two compression technologies  

PubMed Central

Background Objective: To determine the relative effectiveness of evidence-informed practice using two high compression systems: four-layer (4LB) and short-stretch bandaging (SSB) in community care of venous leg ulcers. Design and Setting: Pragmatic, multi-centre, parallel-group, open-label, randomized controlled trial conducted in 10 centres. Cognitively intact adults (?18 years) referred for community care (home or clinic) with a venous ulceration measuring ?0.7cm and present for ?1 week, with an ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) ?0.8, without medication-controlled Diabetes Mellitus or a previous failure to improve with either system, were eligible to participate. Methods Consenting individuals were randomly allocated (computer-generated blocked randomization schedule) to receive either 4LB or SSB following an evidence-informed protocol. Primary endpoint: time-to- healing of the reference ulcer. Secondary outcomes: recurrence rates, health-related quality of life (HRQL), pain, and expenditures. Results 424 individuals were randomized (4LB n = 215; SSB n = 209) and followed until their reference ulcer was healed (or maximum 30 months). An intent-to-treat analysis was conducted on all participants. Median time to ulcer healing in the 4LB group was 62 days [95% confidence interval (CI) 51 to 73], compared with 77 days (95% CI 63 to 91) in the SSB group. The unadjusted Kaplan-Meier curves revealed the difference in the distribution of cumulative healing times was not significantly different between group (log rank ?2 = 0.001, P = 0.98) nor ulcers recurrence (4LB, 10.1%; SSB, 13.3%; p = 0.345). Multivariable Cox Proportional Hazard Modeling also showed no significant between-bandage differences in healing time after controlling for significant covariates (p = 0.77). At 3-months post-baseline there were no differences in pain (no pain: 4LB, 22.7%; SSB, 26.7%; p = 0.335), or HRQL (SF-12 Mental Component Score: 4LB, 55.1; SSB, 55.8; p = 0.615; SF-12 Physical Component Score: 4LB, 39.0; SSB, 39.6; p = 0.675). The most common adverse events experienced by both groups included infection, skin breakdown and ulcer deterioration. Conclusions The Canadian Bandaging Trial revealed that in the practice context of trained RNs using an evidence-informed protocol, the choice of bandage system (4LB and SSB) does not materially affect healing times, recurrence rates, HRQL, or pain. From a community practice perspective, this is positive news for patient-centred care allowing individual/family and practitioner choice in selecting compression technologies based on circumstances and context. Trial registration clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202267

2011-01-01

279

GOVERNANCE, CITIZENSHIP AND INFORMATION LITERACY ABILITIES IN AFRICA PAPER PRESENTED AT THE COLLOQUIUM ON INFORMATION LITERACY, HOLDING AT THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA (ECA), ADDIS ABABA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Against this background, this paper addresses a number of issues. First, it defines governance and citizenship and links them to how they are important in promoting information literacy abilities. Secondly, it discusses the measures put in place by African governments to empower people through knowledge creation and dissemination. Thirdly, it addresses some of the challenges encountered in empowerment though knowledge.

Joseph R. A. Ayee

280

Information Management and Governance in UK Higher Education Institutions: Bringing IT in from the Cold  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 21st Century, IT Governance is, within the broader corporate governance context, critical for all organisations. Those without an IT governance strategy face significant risks; those with one perform measurably better (Calder 2005). There has been little field based research on IT governance, and few publications help managers understand…

Coen, Michael; Kelly, Ursula

2007-01-01

281

Information Management and Governance in UK Higher Education Institutions: Bringing IT in from the Cold  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the 21st Century, IT Governance is, within the broader corporate governance context, critical for all organisations. Those without an IT governance strategy face significant risks; those with one perform measurably better (Calder 2005). There has been little field based research on IT governance, and few publications help managers understand…

Coen, Michael; Kelly, Ursula

2007-01-01

282

An Investigation of Embryo Donation, Informed Consent, and Research Oversight in Canadian Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To investigate compliance with applicable regulations by Canadian human embryonic stem cell (hESC) researchers and fertility clinics involved in providing embryos for their research, and to ascertain actual consent practices in the hESC research context. Method: Telephone interviews were conducted with all hESC researchers, and email interviews were conducted with fertility clinics that provide embryos to these researchers. Consent

Erin Nelson; Ubaka Ogbogu; Timothy Caulfield; Edmonton AB

283

Informing Teacher Education Through Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning: Dialogic Inquiry into Japanese and Canadian School Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the hermeneutic, narrative, and social co-construction of cultural understanding as two educators shared their teaching and learning experiences in Japanese and Canadian schools. Our dialogic inquiry reveals how perceptions of practices in one culture—including curricula in non-core, academic subjects, stances on student assessment, and attitudes toward extracurricular activities—were shaped by our prior school experiences. The study reveals

Mitsuyo Sakamoto; Elaine Chan

2006-01-01

284

The Government Information Locator Service (GILS): Expanding Research and Development of the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 Information Retrieval Standard. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Government Information Locator Service (GILS) is a response to the need of users to be able to identify, locate, and access or acquire publicly available federal information resources. GILS uses ANSI/NISO Z39.50, the American National Standard for information retrieval, and other relevant standards to support the deployment of agency-based,…

Moen, William E.; McClure, Charles R.

285

What does it mean to empower informationally the local government!—designing an information system for a district level development administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

An information system that empowers information agents having a stake in the development of a district government is discussed in this research. It analyses the case of a district administration in India who has implemented a browser based system. This system has information asymmetry and organisational capture as its goals; and it employs a few structural elements such as an

Parthasarathi Banerjee

2001-01-01

286

Examining the role of Web site information in facilitating different citizen–government relationships: A case study of state Chronic Wasting Disease Web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper develops a framework to assess the text-based public information provided on program level government agency Web sites. The framework informs the larger e-government question of how, or whether, state administrative agencies are using Web sites in a transformative capacity—to change relationships between citizens and government. It focuses on assessing the degree to which text information provided on government

Kristin R. Eschenfelder; Clark A. Miller

2007-01-01

287

The use of governance tools in promotion of health care information technology adoption by physicians.  

PubMed

Electronic health records are important technology for health care with promises of streamlining and improving care. However, physicians have been slow to adopt the technology usually because of financial constraints. Third-party payers, including Medicare and Medicaid, are coming forward with solutions and funding. While payers have the most to gain in terms of cost savings, they have been slow to provide a solution to the financial dilemmas posed by the new technology. This article details some governance tools that are frequently used to alleviate the financial concerns. Grants, loans, and tax expenditures are some of the options available to physicians to purchase electronic health records and other types of health care information technology. PMID:21808178

Noblin, Alice M; Cortelyou-Ward, Kendall; Liu, Darren

288

Risk, regulation and the right to know: exploring the impacts of access to information on the governance of environmental risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the context of broader debates on the potential of more open, inclusive and deliberative approaches to decision-making, this paper examines the influence that enhanced access to environmental information has had on the governance of industry in the UK. After considering the extent to which information on emissions from industrial sites is practicably accessible to stakeholders, it examines the strategies

Andy Gouldson

2004-01-01

289

Do early and voluntary filers of financial information in XBRL format signal superior corporate governance and operating performance?  

Microsoft Academic Search

On March 16, 2005, the SEC issued Final Rule 33-8529 encouraging registrants to voluntarily file tagged financial statement information on the EDGAR reporting System using XBRL format. In this paper, we examine whether early and voluntary filers of financial information in XBRL format demonstrate superior corporate governance and operating performance relative to their non-adopting peers. We investigate performance, market, and

Ronald F. Premuroso; Somnath Bhattacharya

2008-01-01

290

42 CFR 137.202 - What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Operational Provisions Health Status...What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in...

2011-10-01

291

Looking Back: Tracing Trends in Canadian CALL  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"CCALLNET" ("The Canadian Computer-Assisted Language Learning Network at the Post-Secondary Level") was a semi-annual newsletter published from 1987 to 2002 that was distributed to colleagues across Canada who taught languages to university students. Its objective was to create a network of Canadian faculty interested in CALL by informing them…

Craven, Mary-Louise; Sinyor, Roberta

2011-01-01

292

Local Government, Information Systems, and Technology Transfer. Evaluating Some Common Assertions About Transfer of Computer Applications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The transfer of computer applications among and into city and county governments is examined through comparison of the benefits claimed for technology transfer with the actual experiences of local governments. Seven common assertions about technology tran...

K. L. Kraemer

1976-01-01

293

75 FR 75188 - Listening Session Regarding Improving the Accessibility of Government Information  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...questions: What can technology do to improve things...government do to use technology better or in new ways? What can the...government do to make technology more accessible...credential that denotes a company's expertise in...

2010-12-02

294

78 FR 46420 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity: Comment Request...convert to a permanent plan of insurance. DATES: Written comments and...Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB...

2013-07-31

295

78 FR 18424 - Proposed Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment Request AGENCY...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125. b. Claim...Monthly Payments (National Service Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125a. c....

2013-03-26

296

75 FR 68036 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity: Comment Request...convert to a permanent plan of insurance. DATES: Written comments and...Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB...

2010-11-04

297

75 FR 56664 - Proposed Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)); Comment Request AGENCY...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125. b. Claim...Monthly Payments (National Service Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125a. c....

2010-09-16

298

75 FR 73166 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)) Activities...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)) Activities under OMB Review...for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125. b. Claim...Monthly Payments (National Service Life Insurance), VA Form 29-4125a. c....

2010-11-29

299

42 CFR 137.202 - What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Operational Provisions Health Status Reports § 137.202 What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the...

2010-10-01

300

Australian Governments' Entry Point  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An example of a site that is powerful in its organization of government information pointers is the National Library of Australia's recently reorganized Australian Governments' Entry Point. The Australian Governments' Entry Point has connections to commonwealth, state, and local government information, as well as judicial information. Although the information pointed to by this site is by no means new, it acts as a gateway to information at all geographical levels of government in Australia.

Australia., National L.

301

The Canadian Tamil Diaspora and the Politics of Multiculturalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores Tamil diasporic engagement in Toronto, at the turn of the Sri Lankan struggle in 2009, to foreground the contested and transnational character of Canadian multiculturalism. It asks whether Canadian multicultural discourse provides a space for social and political identity-making within the Tamil-Canadian Diaspora. The article then sketches the way multiculturalism informed Tamil-Canadian identity-making amongst young and older

Glynis George

2011-01-01

302

Building Citizen Trust through e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

. Abstract The trust of citizens in their governments has gradually eroded. One response by several North American governments has been to introduce e- government, or web-mediated citizen-to-government interaction. This paper tests the extent to which online initiatives have succeeded in increasing trust and external political efficacy in voters. An internet- based survey of 182 Canadian voters shows that using

Michael Parent; Christine A. Vandebeek; Andrew C. Gemino

2004-01-01

303

Keeping Government Secrets: A Pocket Guide for Judges on the State-Secrets Privilege, the Classified Information Procedures Act, and Court Security Officers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As courts adjudicate cases involving classified information, they must protect government secrets. The Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) provides procedures for protecting classified information in criminal prosecutions. Similar procedures are ...

R. T. Reagan

2007-01-01

304

Long-Run Effects of the Canadian National Energy Agreements  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the last decade Canadian energy policy and oil pricing policy have been subjects of heated debate, dividing the country into several interest groups. The debate began when the federal government shielded the Canadian consumer from rapid world oil price increases by freezing domestic wellhead prices and subsidizing oil imports. This created a single price for oil across the entire

S. L. Schwartz; J. D. Fuller; W. T. Ziemba

1985-01-01

305

Understanding Canadian Immigration. "Understanding Economics" Series No. 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part document written for secondary school Canadian students analyzes Canadian government immigration policies. The first and major part of the booklet discusses forces such as ethnic origins, the economics of immigration, humanitarian immigration, public attitudes toward immigration, and the impact of immigration on economic growth. The…

Passaris, Constantine

306

The Canadian Health Care System: An Analytical Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian health care system is a publicly fundedsystem based on the philosophy that health is a right,not a commodity. The implementation of thisperspective is hampered by the fact that the CanadianConstitution makes health care a matter of provincialjurisdiction, while most taxing powers lie in thehands of the federal government. Further problemsarise because of Canada's geographic nature and a moveto

Eike-Henner W. Kluge

1999-01-01

307

International Students: The Canadian experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an analysis of the results of a voluntary on?line survey administered to international students attending Canadian universities. The participants include students attending a full programme of study as well as English as a second language (ESL) and exchange students. This study examines the role of the university with reference to providing the pertinent information\\/services to the students,

Paul J. Madgett; Charles Bélanger

2008-01-01

308

An Examination of Intercollegiate Athletic Injury Tracking Systems Within Canadian Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information regarding the practice of athletic injury tracking within Canadian intercollegiate institutions has been relatively deficient. The study aimed to assess the current status of athletic injury tracking systems (AITS) in Canadian universities within the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Association (CIS). A secondary purpose was to obtain data from therapists within Canadian Universities, to identify and analyze issues, benefits, barriers and

Andrew D. Ross

2009-01-01

309

Lessons learned about access to government information after World War II can be applied after September 11  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cost of unrestricted dissemination of government information to Americans' safety and security has been a topic of heated debate since September 11, 2001. The risks of dissemination seem to have skyrocketed in this age of terrorist attacks. However, the United States faced similar risks after World War II, when the secret of the atom bomb required close protection. Congress

Karen Hogenboom

2008-01-01

310

Sector Differences in the Role of Institutional Research in Informing Decision Making and Governance in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The intent of the authors in preparing this paper is to compare and contrast the roles of Institutional Research in informing decision making and governance in higher education. Using a case study format the authors will provide an example of a research project conducted within each of the following sectors of United States higher education…

Coughlin, Mary Ann; Hoey, Joseph; Hirano-Nakanishi, Marsha

2009-01-01

311

Proceedings of the Symposium on Public Access to Federal Government Information (Salt Lake City, Utah, February 7, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium for the general public was designed to foster citizen awareness and evaluation of and response to changes in the traditional availability of federal government information that limit public access. Following a list of acknowledgements and the program schedule, welcoming remarks by Maxine R. Haggerty, chair of the Utah Library…

Haggerty, Maxine R., Ed.; Frear, Ruth A., Ed.

312

The Message of the Medium: The Risks and Opportunities of Migrating Pre-Electronic Government Information Products to the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the results of a survey of government agencies that was undertaken by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for the Federal Depository Library Program to study the change from dissemination of print formats to electronic formats. A copy of the questionnaire used is included. (LRW)

Horton, Forest Woody

2001-01-01

313

CAN E-GOVERNMENT PROMOTE INFORMED CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT? A STUDY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITES IN THE U.S  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local government is uniquely positioned to encourage citizen participation, and this study investigates the current practice of e-government and the potential for facilitating civic engagement (in politics, policy, and community affairs). Yet, prior research has concluded that local government websites have little to offer in terms of online participation. We take a broader view of e- government\\

Karen Mossberger; Yonghong Wu; Benedict Jimenez

2010-01-01

314

Traveling Uncharted Waters: The Exchange of Government Information between the United States and China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a program established between the United States and China for exchange of government publications through their national libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Library of China. Challenges to the program, including the shift to electronic formats in the United States and government Internet censorship in China, are…

Wang, Rui

1998-01-01

315

CARD: Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the Canadian Archaeological Association and maintained by Dr. Richard Morlan of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (see the April 21, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences), the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD) is a new online "compilation of radiocarbon measurements that indicate the ages of archaeological and vertebrate palaeontological sites in Canada." Users may conduct cross-field searches of the database by Borden block, Borden number, site name, province, laboratory number, material dated, cultural affiliation, or range of dates. Database queries yield full data on radiocarbon (carbon-14) measurements, including provenience, taxon information, and comments. In addition, the site explains the basic principles of radiocarbon dating, the technical issues affecting the technique, and how the database was compiled. The entire CARD site is also available in French.

316

Assessing eGovernment Systems Success: A Validation of the DeLone and McLean Model of Information Systems Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the proliferation of the Internet and World Wide Web applications, people are increasingly interacting with government to citizen (G2C) eGovernment systems. It is therefore important to measure the success of G2C eGovernment systems from the citizen's perspective. While general information systems (IS) success models have received much…

Wang, Yi-Shun; Liao, Yi-Wen

2008-01-01

317

A Post-September 11th Balancing Act: Public Access to U.S. Government Information versus Protection of Sensitive Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper is to suggest realistic guidelines that balance public access to government information and the need to protect sensitive data. Emphasis is on lessons learned from a 1979 case where the government attempted to prohibit the Progressive Magazine from publishing an article about making a hydrogen bomb and government

Herman, E.

2004-01-01

318

(Networking + Integrating) * (Systems + Society). Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Conference of Information Science (12th, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-16, 1984) = (Reseaux + Integration) * (Systemes + Societe). Comptes rendus de la conference annuelle Canadienne des sciences de l'information (12th, Toronto, Ontario, 14-16 mai, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Seventeen papers from the 1984 annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) are presented in four broad topic areas. The first group, which focuses on changing roles in information access, includes the keynote address by Charles Meadow, "Integrating Access to Information Utilities: Promises, Problems, and Profiles…

Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa (Ontario).

319

(Networking + Integrating) * (Systems + Society). Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Conference of Information Science (12th, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-16, 1984) = (Reseaux + Integration) * (Systemes + Societe). Comptes rendus de la conference annuelle Canadienne des sciences de l'information (12th, Toronto, Ontario, 14-16 mai, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventeen papers from the 1984 annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) are presented in four broad topic areas. The first group, which focuses on changing roles in information access, includes the keynote address by Charles Meadow, "Integrating Access to Information Utilities: Promises, Problems, and Profiles…

Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa (Ontario).

320

Challenging urban health: towards an improved local government response to migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

PubMed

This article is a review of the PhD thesis undertaken by Joanna Vearey that explores local government responses to the urban health challenges of migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa. Urbanisation in South Africa is a result of natural urban growth and (to a lesser extent) in-migration from within the country and across borders. This has led to the development of informal settlements within and on the periphery of urban areas. The highest HIV prevalence nationally is found within urban informal settlements. South African local government has a 'developmental mandate' that calls for government to work with citizens to develop sustainable interventions to address their social, economic, and material needs. Through a mixed-methods approach, four studies were undertaken within inner-city Johannesburg and a peripheral urban informal settlement. Two cross-sectional surveys - one at a household level and one with migrant antiretroviral clients - were supplemented with semi-structured interviews with multiple stakeholders involved with urban health and HIV in Johannesburg, and participatory photography and film projects undertaken with urban migrant communities. The findings show that local government requires support in developing and implementing appropriate intersectoral responses to address urban health. Existing urban health frameworks do not deal adequately with the complex health and development challenges identified; it is essential that urban public health practitioners and other development professionals in South Africa engage with the complexities of the urban environment. A revised, participatory approach to urban health - 'concept mapping' - is suggested which requires a recommitment to intersectoral action, 'healthy urban governance' and public health advocacy. PMID:21686331

Vearey, Joanna

2011-06-09

321

Challenging urban health: towards an improved local government response to migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa  

PubMed Central

This article is a review of the PhD thesis undertaken by Joanna Vearey that explores local government responses to the urban health challenges of migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa. Urbanisation in South Africa is a result of natural urban growth and (to a lesser extent) in-migration from within the country and across borders. This has led to the development of informal settlements within and on the periphery of urban areas. The highest HIV prevalence nationally is found within urban informal settlements. South African local government has a ‘developmental mandate’ that calls for government to work with citizens to develop sustainable interventions to address their social, economic, and material needs. Through a mixed-methods approach, four studies were undertaken within inner-city Johannesburg and a peripheral urban informal settlement. Two cross-sectional surveys – one at a household level and one with migrant antiretroviral clients – were supplemented with semi-structured interviews with multiple stakeholders involved with urban health and HIV in Johannesburg, and participatory photography and film projects undertaken with urban migrant communities. The findings show that local government requires support in developing and implementing appropriate intersectoral responses to address urban health. Existing urban health frameworks do not deal adequately with the complex health and development challenges identified; it is essential that urban public health practitioners and other development professionals in South Africa engage with the complexities of the urban environment. A revised, participatory approach to urban health – ‘concept mapping’ – is suggested which requires a recommitment to intersectoral action, ‘healthy urban governance’ and public health advocacy.

Vearey, Joanna

2011-01-01

322

Air pollution clouds US - Canadian relations  

SciTech Connect

Canada wants US cooperation in lowering sulfur and nitrogen emissions, but the Reagan administration argues that more scientific data is needed before taking action. The major issue is over Canada's plan to specify maximum loads of pollutants that the atmosphere can tolerate. The US does not feel the same economic pressure to preserve lakes from acidification as the Canadians, who rely heavily on their fishing and tourism industries. The burden of new controls on fossil-fuel plants will fall heaviest on US coal companies and aging power plants, with the brunt falling on the Midwest. US-Canadian scientists who are negotiating feel strong political pressures to resolve the issue. The Canadian government accepted the advice of a National Academy of Sciences-Royal Society of Canada joint committee, but the US government is reluctant to emphasize evidence of the effects of acid rain. (DCK)

Marshall, E.

1982-09-17

323

Government Publications: Their Role in the National Program for Library and Information Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper briefly reviews the current status of government publications, including the local, state, and Federal levels, with particular attention to crucial problems of availability and accessibility to the public. It examines issues and proposed change...

B. M. Fry

1977-01-01

324

40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation...if it was provided in response to a request from...consideration of any timely comments submitted...consideration of any timely comments submitted by...or State or local government under this...

2013-07-01

325

Development on Web GIS-based Support System for Collecting and Sharing Information by Collaboration between Local Government and Residents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web GIS-based support system for collecting and sharing information was developed and carried out by collaboration between a local government and residents at two stages; at the first stage, workshops by local communities' associations and government officers are held to make disaster mitigation maps, which indicate strong and weak points of the local area, such as the locations of fire distinguishers, fire hydrants, storages of rescue equipments, weak walls and buildings, open spaces, and so on. During the workshop, the participants also discuss about what happens during a large earthquake, and how to cope with the disaster. At second stage, an emergency drill is carried out by collaboration between the local government and the community residents. The developed system was applied to the workshops and the earthquake drill in Toyohashi City in 2006, and confirmed its validity and effectiveness.

Murakami, Masahiro; Shibaya, Akihiro; Hisada, Yoshiaki; Ichii, Tsuguyuki; Zama, Shinsaku; Endo, Makoto; Ohgai, Akira; Sekizawa, Ai; Suematsu, Takashi; Noda, Itsuki

326

STRAY DOGS AND WILD CATS TRACKING DOWN INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the body of e-government research surfaced during 1998-2003 in Web of Science and ProQuest. The search identified 158 scholarly papers. Using a classification model developed by Andersen and Danziger (1995), the predominately part of the research addresses improvements of services and products (72%), better data access (67%) and public-Government interaction (64%). Less frequent are studies on values.

Kim Viborg; Helle Zinner; Amar Shazad

327

The Canadian experience in frontier environmental protection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early Canadian frontier exploration (from 1955 onshore and from 1966 for offshore drilling) caused insignificant public concern. The 1967-1968 Torrey Canyon Tanker and Santa Barbara disasters roused public opinion and governments. In Canada, 1969-1970 Arctic gas blowouts, a tanker disaster, and damage to the 'Manhattan' exacerbated concerns and resulted in new environmental regulatory constraints. From 1970, the Arctic Petroleum Operations

1991-01-01

328

Assessing User Satisfaction of E-Government Services: Development and Testing of Quality-in-Use Satisfaction with Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The public sector provides a variety of services to citizens. The delivery of information for these services over electronic means such as the Internet forms an important component of e-government strategy. However, providing information is not enough; it is imperative that this delivery satisfies customers of government services. This study focuses on evaluating a citizen-centric approach in the Advanced Travel

Thomas A. Horan; Tarun Abhichandani; Raghuvira Rayalu

2006-01-01

329

Integrated environmental impact assessment: a Canadian example.  

PubMed

The Canadian federal process for environmental impact assessment (EIA) integrates health, social, and environmental aspects into either a screening, comprehensive study, or a review by a public panel, depending on the expected severity of potential adverse environmental effects. In this example, a Public Review Panel considered a proposed diamond mining project in Canada's northern territories, where 50% of the population are Aboriginals. The Panel specifically instructed the project proposer to determine how to incorporate traditional knowledge into the gathering of baseline information, preparing impact prediction, and planning mitigation and monitoring. Traditional knowledge is defined as the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and/or local communities developed from experience gained over the centuries and adapted to local culture and environment. The mining company was asked to consider in its EIA: health, demographics, social and cultural patterns; services and infrastructure; local, regional and territorial economy; land and resource use; employment, education and training; government; and other matters. Cooperative efforts between government, industry and the community led to a project that coordinated the concerns of all interested stakeholders and the needs of present and future generations, thereby meeting the goals of sustainable development. The mitigation measures that were implemented take into account: income and social status, social support networks, education, employment and working conditions, physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills, and health services. PMID:12894328

Kwiatkowski, Roy E; Ooi, Maria

2003-07-25

330

Waste management industry survey, government sector, 1994. Econnections, linking the environment and the economy  

SciTech Connect

This document presents results from a 1994 survey that gathered information on waste management services provided by Canadian governments. These services included the collection and transportation of waste and of materials destined for recycling, the operation of non-hazardous waste disposal facilities, and the operation of transfer stations. Data are provided on such matters as operating and capital expenditures on waste management, government employment in waste management services, and amounts of non-hazardous waste disposed in both government- and privately-operated facilities. Survey design and methodology are also described. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended.

Not Available

1998-01-01

331

Similarities and Differences: Post-Secondary (Grammar) Vocational Schools in Poland and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article compares Polish post-secondary vocational (grammar) schools with Canadian community colleges. Recent changes in Polish schooling and Canadian government initiatives drive this work. Accessibility, governance and programs are discussed. The theoretical framework for this comparison was supplied by the notion of the school as an…

Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Kritsonis, William Allan

2006-01-01

332

77 FR 30998 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation...Government Property AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice...Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35...Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has...

2012-05-24

333

77 FR 64952 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Government Research and Development (R&D...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Research and Development (R&D) Survey AGENCY: U.S...2006 the State Government R&D Survey. The Census Bureau's...or development), and by R&D plant (e.g., construction...policy makers; institutional researchers; and private...

2012-10-24

334

72 FR 49127 - Technical Amendments to Office of Government Ethics Freedom of Information Act Regulation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to Contact Numbers and Addition of E-Mail Address AGENCY: Office of Government...updated OGE contact numbers and an E-mail address for FOIA requests. DATES...contact numbers, and to add OGE's e-mail address for FOIA requesters who...

2007-08-28

335

Government Style as a Factor in Information Flow: Television Programming in Argentina, l979-l988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that Argentina's recent history is particularly useful for analysis of the varying effects that differing government styles can have on a single mass communication system, a study compared Argentine (specifically Buenos Aires) television's 1979 programming schedule, prepared during a military dictatorship, with recent schedules prepared…

John, Jeffrey Alan

336

LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN INTERACTION WITH ITS CITIZENS IN INFORMATION SOCIETY. CASE STUDY OF TARTU, ESTONIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines citizens' interaction with local government. The main concern of the present paper is how the internet is currently being used for local services and by citizens of city of Tartu, Estonia. It presents an empirical study supported by direct observation of web site, description of e- and m-services being implemented or planned and it provides data of

Kristina Reinsalu

337

Recruitment and Retention of Information Technology Professionals in Southern California Municipal Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the recruitment and retention challenges, facing municipal government IT organizations in Southern California, by examining the relationships between worker demographics, competencies, experience levels, tenure, and training within the organizations. Utilizing a mixed method, non-experimental design, the study examines…

Roberts, Douglas P.

2009-01-01

338

Information on Child Abuse: A Selected Bibliography of Federal Government Publications. Research Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The overall topic of this annotated bibliography, directed to users of the Auburn University libraries, is child abuse. It contains 63 federal government publications in 4 major areas: (1) definitions and prevalence of child abuse, including child pornography and pedophilia, family violence, abductions, and emotional abuse; (2) recent…

Dodge, Timothy

339

Canadian International Development Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As concerns grow about assisting countries in the developing world in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable, it should not surprise Scout Report readers that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada's federal agency that is charged with coordinating Canada's efforts to reduce poverty and "to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world." First-time visitors would do well to take a look at the FAQ section and read the description under the heading under "What is international development?" for some brief background material. After that, the "Features" area on the homepage provides a host of topical information on the subject, along with a rather nice interactive map titled "Developing World". Visitors can also learn about the CIDA's primary objectives in their Sustainable Development Strategy 2004-2006 document.

340

Assessing instructional outcomes in Canadian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This article reports on a three-year study of information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries, focusing on the outcomes of instruction in terms of tests of information literacy skills and interviews with students that explored their experiences of information literacy instruction. Particular emphasis is given to investigating instructional effectiveness and assessing learning outcomes,with respect to identifying those institutional and

Heidi Julien; Stuart Boon

2004-01-01

341

The Informational Content of Swaption Rates for USD and EUR Government Bonds Volatility Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the forecasting ability of alternative volatility models applied to two Government benchmark bonds: the 10-year US Treasury Bond and the 10-year German Bund, which is the benchmark bond for the Euro area. Benchmarked against a RiskMetrics volatility computation and two naïve 'random walk' models, the forecasting ability of time series models such as GARCH (p,q), ARMA (p,q),

Christian L. Dunis; Freda L. Francis

342

The impact of technological factors on information systems success in the electronic-government context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study is being conducted in order to investigate the influence of technological factors on up-stream model of Delone and McLean's IS success dimensions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using a survey method, data were gathered from 201 users from four electronic government (EG) agencies in Malaysia. The technological factors were represented by IS competency, IS facilities, IS integration, IS structure

Ramlah Hussein; Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim; Mohd Hasan Selamat

2007-01-01

343

Best practices in electronic government: Comprehensive electronic information dissemination for science and technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) has successfully reinvented the way in which DOE collects, organizes, archives, disseminates, and uses scientific and technical information in the performance of research and development (R&D). Through a suite of innovative Web-based products conceived and developed by the Department’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), information and resources

Thurman L. Whitson; Lynn Davis

2001-01-01

344

Making Sense of Information Sharing in E-Government Inter-Organizational Collaborations: A Malaysian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information sharing is a fundamental goal of information systems (IS). Yet information sharing, although critical and much acclaimed, is complex in terms of its concepts and implementation. How to leverage this phenomenon while implementing an IS is discussed at length in the literature. Both academics and practitioners in IS are striving to…

Harold, Dolly Amy

2011-01-01

345

The Early Chinese Canadians  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This bilingual website offered by the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) explores Canada's early Chinese immigrants, covering the period 1858 to 1947. To learn why the Chinese immigrated to Canada, visitors should click on "The History" on the far left side of the page. Once there, visitors can choose from several specific sections to read about, including "Working in B.C.: Gold, Railway, Mining and Salmon", "Racism and Law in Society", and "Communities for Canada and China". Additionally, each contains suggestions for further reading on the subject for both adults and children. Visitors who desire to browse photos and documents can click on "Historical Photographs and Documents" on the far left side of the page. There are three sections, "Research Guide", "Gallery of Documents", and "Gallery of Photographs". The Research Guide provides a thorough explanation on how to research the "photographs, artwork, published books, personal archives, and, in particular, government records" of Chinese Canadians, which are dispersed throughout the LAC collection. The documents and photographs galleries allow visitors to view, and even order, a print or digital copy of the historic materials. Finally, the "Head Tax Records" link located on the far left side of the page, allows visitors to search for Chinese immigrants to Canada that were recorded in the General Registers of Chinese Immigration. Visitors can search these registers online by the person's name, arrival year, or certificate number. [KMG

346

Non-spatial government  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the evolution of government. Facilitated by advances in telecommunications and information technology, governments of the future may become specialized by function. One type of government will be non-spatial in essence and will be populated by people who share a strong affinity with each other, but not necessarily common spatial boundaries. A second type of government will necessarily

Bruce E Tonn; David Feldman

1995-01-01

347

Canadian beef quality audit.  

PubMed Central

A study was conducted in 4 Canadian processing plants in 1995-96 to determine the prevalence of quality defects in Canadian cattle. One percent of the annual number of cattle processed in Canada were evaluated on the processing floor and 0.1% were graded in the cooler. Brands were observed on 37% and multiple brands on 6% of the cattle. Forty percent of the cattle had horns, 20% of which were scurs, 33% were stubs, 10% were tipped, and 37% were full length. Tag (mud and manure on the hide) was observed on 34% of the cattle. Bruises were found on 78% of the carcasses, 81% of which were minor in severity. Fifteen percent of the bruises were located on the round, 29% on the loin, 40% on the rib, 16% on the chuck, and 0.02% on the brisket. Grubs were observed in 0.02% of the steers, and injection sites were observed in 1.3% of whole hanging carcasses. Seventy percent of the livers were passed for human food and 14% for pet food; 16% were condemned. Approximately 71% of the liver condemnations were due to liver abscesses. Four percent of the heads, 6% of the tongues, and 0.2% of whole carcasses were condemned. The pregnancy rate in female cattle was approximately 6.7%. The average hot carcass weight was 357 kg (s = 40) in steers, 325 kg (s = 41) in heifers, 305 kg (s = 53) in cows, 388 kg (s = 62) in virgin bulls and 340 kg (s = 39) in mature bulls. The average ribeye area in all cattle was 84 cm2 (s = 12); range 29 cm2 to 128 cm2. Grade fat was highly variable and averaged 9 mm (s = 4) for steers and heifers, 6 mm (s = 6) for cows, 5 mm (s = 1) for virgin bulls, and 4 mm (s = 0.5) for mature bulls. The average lean meat yield was 59.7% in cattle (s = 3.4); range 39% to 67%. One percent of the carcasses were devoid of marbling, 1% were dark cutters, and 0.05% of the steer carcasses were staggy. Six percent of the carcasses had poor conformation, 3.7% were underfinished, and 0.7% were overfinished. Yellow fat was observed in 4% of the carcasses; 10% of carcasses were aged. Based on January 1996 prices, the economic analysis showed that the Canadian beef industry lost $70.52 per head or $189.6 million annually from quality nonconformities. Methods identified to reduce these nonconformities included improvements in management, animal identification, handling, genetic selection, marketing, grading, and information transfer.

Van Donkersgoed, J; Jewison, G; Mann, M; Cherry, B; Altwasser, B; Lower, R; Wiggins, K; Dejonge, R; Thorlakson, B; Moss, E; Mills, C; Grogan, H

1997-01-01

348

Canadian crime control in the new millennium: the influence of neo?conservative US policies and practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important issue facing Canadians today is crime control and prevention. Research done in the late 1980s and early 1990s by three sociologists shows that Canadian federal criminal justice policies and practices adopted by the Mulroney government from 1984 to 1990 were inconsistent with US ‘law and order’ models in place at that time. However, since the mid?1990s, Canadian federal

Walter S. DeKeseredy

2009-01-01

349

Strategies for the Canadian Smallsat Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Canadian industry working together with government representatives have evolved a strategic approach to defining a proposed Canadian Smallsat Program. The strategy is outlined and a framework is established for subsequent papers on industrial infrastructure and specific missions. The strategic objective is to establish a national capability, providing international leadership, and being a low-cost fast-response supplier in providing total system solutions. A major element of the strategy is a vertically integrated, low cost, team approach combining the expertise of various centers of excellence to provide an end-to-end systems capability. This expertise will address Canadian needs but will be export focused. It is proposed that Canada support a series of missions to establish the industrial infrastructure and demonstrate these capabilities. In selecting the missions, consideration is given to the commercial market factors, but scientific interest in smallsats is also recognized.

Symonds, M. D.

1993-11-01

350

Government information of, by, and for the people The changing mission of the American Library Association's Public Documents Committee, 1876–1956  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even before the creation of the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) in 1972, librarians had long distinguished themselves as champions of the people's right of access to government information. In particular, it was the American Library Association's Public Documents Committee, which, during its long tenure from 1876 to 1956, remained the premier organizational body through which the

Susan Lee Grabler

1995-01-01

351

New Technologies and Old-Fashioned Economics: Creating a Brave New World for U.S. Government Information Distribution and Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Asserts that the United States government information's five stakeholders--federal agencies, Government Printing Office (GPO), depository libraries, commercial sector, and the public will need to change drastically in reaction to improved technologies. Notes that the concept of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) network may have…

Smith, Diane

1999-01-01

352

Building sustainable community information systems: lessons from a digital government project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces a rationale for and approach to the study of sustainability in computerized community information systems. It begins by presenting a theoretical framework for posing questions about sustainability predicated upon assumptions from social construction of technology and adaptive structuration theories. Based in part on the literature and in part on our own experiences in developing a community information

Teresa M. Harrison; James P. Zappen

2005-01-01

353

40 CFR 2.301 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act. 2.301 Section 2.301...certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act. (a) Definitions. For...section: (1) Act means the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C....

2013-07-01

354

SLA Responds to U.S. Government Information Issues in the '80s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes Special Libraries Association activities on (1) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 on contracting out of library services; (2) OMB Circular A-130 on management of federal information; (3) privatization and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS); (4) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) access charges; (5)…

Morton, Sandy I.

1988-01-01

355

The federal role in the health information infrastructure: a debate of the pros and cons of government intervention.  

PubMed Central

Some observers feel that the federal government should play a more active leadership role in educating the medical community and in coordinating and encouraging a more rapid and effective implementation of clinically relevant applications of wide-area networking. Other people argue that the private sector is recognizing the importance of these issues and will, when the market demands it, adopt and enhance the telecommunications systems that are needed to produce effective uses of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) by the healthcare community. This debate identifies five areas for possible government involvement: convening groups for the development of standards; providing funding for research and development; ensuring the equitable distribution of resources, particularly to places and people considered by private enterprise to provide low opportunities for profit; protecting rights of privacy, intellectual property, and security; and overcoming the jurisdictional barriers to cooperation, particularly when states offer conflicting regulations. Arguments against government involvement include the likely emergence of an adequate infrastructure under free market forces, the often stifling effect of regulation, and the need to avoid a common-and-control mentality in an infrastructure that is best promoted collaboratively.

Shortliffe, E H; Bleich, H L; Caine, C G; Masys, D R; Simborg, D W

1996-01-01

356

Readability of Consumer Health Information on the Internet: A Comparison of U.S. Government–Funded and Commercially Funded Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has become an extremely prevalent means of communicating health information to consumers. Guidelines for selecting reliable health information websites give preference to U.S. government sites over commercially funded sites. However, these websites are not useful to consumers unless they are able to read and understand them. The authors’ objective was to compare the readability of Internet health information

Zara Risoldi Cochrane; Philip Gregory; Amy Wilson

2012-01-01

357

Canadian space robotic activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian Space Agency has chosen space robotics as one of its key niche areas, and is currently preparing to deliver the first flight elements for the main robotic system of the international space station.The Mobile Servicing System (MSS) is the Canadian contribution to the international space station. It consists of three main elements. The Space Station Remote Manipulator System

Christian Sallaberger

1997-01-01

358

Ghana's community information centers (CiCs): e-governance success or mirage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following the initial implementation of Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICT4D) projects in rural Africa, many did not yield the anticipated outcomes, and interest has been waning. People then began talking about \\

Johanna Ekua Awotwi; George Owusu

2009-01-01

359

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2013-07-01

360

Building Citizen Trust Through E-government  

Microsoft Academic Search

The trust of citizens in their governments has gradually eroded. One response by several North American governments has been to introduce e-government or Web-mediated citizen-to-government interaction. This paper tests the extent to which online initiatives have succeeded in increasing trust and external political efficacy in voters. An Internet-based survey of 182 Canadian voters shows that using the Internet to transact

Michael Parent; Christine A. Vandebeek; Andrew C. Gemino

2005-01-01

361

The Canadian Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In December 2000, Historica, a Canadian foundation dedicated to the preservation of Canadian cultural heritage, posted the first online edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia, a massive one-volume reference to Canada authored by over 4,000 Canadians. This searchable edition features more than 10,000 articles written by a broad base of Canadians who are experts in their individual subjects. (An aggressive act of intellectual egalitarianism, the work employs far more authors than the much larger, but more editorially driven, Encyclopedia Britannica.) In addition to entries written in hypertext format with bibliographies, the encyclopedia offers interactive elements, such as statistical graphs, multimedia presentations of key historical events, quizzes and games, student guides, monthly topical features, and more. The encyclopedia is accessible in French and English and has a separate student's edition as well. Note: we did find some brief instances of printer code in the entries; it would appear that another edit of the online version would be beneficial.

2000-01-01

362

Canada Health Infoway - a pan-Canadian approach.  

PubMed

Canada Health Infoway is a non-profit corporation created and funded by the federal government of Canada in 2000. Its initial focus is to accelerate the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) on a pan-Canadian basis as well as produce an EHR blue print by 2007. The organization is a major investment for Canadians with a $1.1 billion budget, but substantial long-term healthcare savings are expected due to Canada Health Infoway's involvement. PMID:14728312

Catz, Mariana; Bayne, Jennifer

2003-01-01

363

Information Orientation, Information Technology Governance, and Information Technology Service Management: A Multi-Level Approach for Teaching the MBA Core Information Systems Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Core MBA IT courses have tended to be survey courses that cover important topics but often do not sufficiently engage students. The result is that many top-ranked MBA programs have not found such courses useful enough to include in their core MBA requirements. In this paper, we present a design of an MBA course emphasizing information technology…

Beachboard, John; Aytes, Kregg

2011-01-01

364

Information Orientation, Information Technology Governance, and Information Technology Service Management: A Multi-Level Approach for Teaching the MBA Core Information Systems Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Core MBA IT courses have tended to be survey courses that cover important topics but often do not sufficiently engage students. The result is that many top-ranked MBA programs have not found such courses useful enough to include in their core MBA requirements. In this paper, we present a design of an MBA course emphasizing information technology…

Beachboard, John; Aytes, Kregg

2011-01-01

365

Canadian wetland policy promotes conservation  

SciTech Connect

With the recent adoption of The Federal Policy on Wetland Conservation, the Government of Canada has firmly stated that wetland conservation will become a fundamental aspect of federal government decision-making in all federal government programs and institutions. The policy focuses on the sustainable, wise use of wetland areas on federal lands (about 29% of Canada`s wetland base) as well as wetlands, such as national parks, under direct federal authority. The federal government of Canada is promoting a nonregulatory, cooperative approach to achieve the following goals: Maintain the benefits derived from wetlands throughout Canada; Achieve no net loss of wetland functions on federal lands and waters; Enhance and rehabilitate wetlands in areas where the continuing loss or degradation of wetlands or their functions have reached critical levels; Recognize wetland functions in resource planning, management, and economic decision-making with regard to all federal programs, policies, and activities; Secure wetlands of significance to Canadians; and, Recognize sound, sustainable management practices in sectors such as forestry and agriculture that make a positive contribution to wetlands conservation while also achieving wise use of wetland resources.

Rubec, C. [North American Wetlands Conservation Council, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

1992-11-01

366

Research and Advice Giving: A Functional View of Evidence-Informed Policy Advice in a Canadian Ministry of Health  

PubMed Central

Context: As evidence-based medicine grows in influence and scope, its applicability to health policy prompts two questions: Can the principles and, more specifically, the tools used to bring research into the clinical world apply to civil servants offering advice to politicians? If not, what approach should the evidence-oriented health policy organization take to improve the use of research? Methods: This article reviews evidence-based medicine and models of research use in policy. Then it reports the results of interviews with civil servants in the Ontario Ministry of Health, which recently adopted a stewardship rather than an operational role, incorporating many evidence-oriented strategies. The interviews focused on functional roles for research-based evidence in policy advice. Findings: The clinical context and tools for evidence-based medicine can rarely be generalized to policy. Most current models of research use offer lessons to researchers wishing to apply their work to policy but little help for civil servants wishing to become more evidence oriented. The interviews revealed functional roles for research in setting agendas (noting upcoming issues and screening interest groups’ claims), developing new policies (reducing uncertainty, helping speak truth to power, and preventing repetition and duplication), and monitoring or modifying existing policies (continuously improving programs and creating a culture of inquiry). Each area requires different tools to help filter the push of evidence from researchers and set agendas, to facilitate the urgent pull on relevant research by civil servants developing new policy, and to support ongoing linkage and exchange between civil servants and researchers for monitoring and modifying existing policy. Conclusions: A functional framework for evidence-informed policy advice is useful for distinguishing the activity from evidence-based medicine and “auditing” the balance of efforts across the different functional roles of research in policy.

Lomas, Jonathan; Brown, Adalsteinn D

2009-01-01

367

76 FR 64010 - Special Rules Governing Certain Information Obtained Under the Clean Air Act: Technical Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...regulations.gov, your e-mail address will...recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any...rule will not take effect. In that case...211112 Natural gas liquid extraction...

2011-10-17

368

Securing a Health Information System with a government issued digital identification card  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health information systems (HIS) are often deployed with inadequate security mechanisms and with users being generally pointed out as the weakest link. The launch of the Portuguese digital national identification smart card, the citizen card (CC), with strong authentication and digital signing capabilities, represents a new and viable economic opportunity for securing a HIS and at the same time foster

Ricardo Santos; Manuel E. Correia; Luís Antunes

2008-01-01

369

Adapting information operations to a changing world : future options for the United States government  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1998, the Department of Defense in the United States released the first ofa series of seminal policies on Information Operations (IO). Entitled Joint Publication 3-13, this instruction laid out for the first time, in an unclassified format, how the American military forces could utilise this particular element of power. As a relative newly defined activity, this publication proposed to

Edwin L. Armistead

2008-01-01

370

Government roles in implementing building information modelling systems : Comparison between Hong Kong and the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Building information modelling (BIM) is a paradigm shift in the architectural, engineering and construction industries which transforms processes to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the implementation of BIM in Hong Kong and the USA and recommend strategies for BIM implementation in Hong Kong. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A literature review of BIM

Andy K. D. Wong; Francis K. W. Wong; Abid Nadeem

2011-01-01

371

Exploring the Impact of the Clinger-Cohen Act on Information Technology Governance: A Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) of 1996 was in direct response to Congressional inquiry into the perceived lack of proper management and oversight of information technology (IT) in the federal agencies. This current qualitative phenomenological study explored the lived experiences and perceptions of 20 IT professionals to determine if the…

Gillam, Mary M.

2010-01-01

372

76 FR 23541 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Units Survey  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...panel design to study the effects of using headers to inform the respondent of section content versus a form with no section segmentation. The final questionnaire will be determined pending the results of the split panel design analysis. II. Method of...

2011-04-27

373

Development and support of complex information systems in emergent organizations: structures, processes and governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis examines issues related to the effective development and ongoing support of complex computer-based information systems (IS) in emergent organizations. An emergent organization is one in which features of its internal and external environments are emergent – that is, continually changing, but generally not as a result of deliberate strategy. On this basis many organizations are emergent. Emergence assumes

Richard Kingsford

2008-01-01

374

Knowledge Management for Information Technology Section of Government Saving Bank (GSB) in Southern Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

The support system for Information Technology (IT) for the banking system or related financial institution becomes very significant for the commercial management in the era of globalization. This system is very significant because it can increase the efficiency in servicing for clients rapidly and is in time with the severe competitive condition. From the idea of new management which focuses

375

Use of a Government Issued Digital Identification Card Securing a Health Information System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health Information Systems (HIS) are often secured with less than optimal solutions, given the importance of protecting such data and the law. Users are also pointed as a weakest link, in password authentication. The Launching of a Portuguese digital national identification card, the Citizen Card (CC), with strong authentication and digital signing capabilities, among other security features, may represent an

Ricardo Santos

376

Incentives for research participation: policy and practice from Canadian corrections.  

PubMed

We explored current policies and practices on the use of incentives in research involving adult offenders under correctional supervision in prison and in the community (probation and parole) in Canada. We contacted the correctional departments of each of the Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the federal government department responsible for offenders serving sentences of two years or more. Findings indicated that two departments had formal policy whereas others had unwritten practices, some prohibiting their use and others allowing incentives on a case-by-case basis. Given the differences across jurisdictions, it would be valuable to examine how current incentive policies and practices are implemented to inform national best practices on incentives for offender-based research. PMID:22698018

Matheson, Flora I; Forrester, Pamela; Brazil, Amanda; Doherty, Sherri; Affleck, Lindy

2012-06-14

377

Citizen Adoption of Electronic Government Initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic government, or e-government, increases the convenience and accessibility of government services and information to citizens. Despite the benefits of e-government - increased government accountability to citizens, greater public access to information, and a more efficient, cost-effective government - the success and acceptance of e- government initiatives, such as online voting and license renewal, are contingent upon citizens' willingness to

Lemuria Carter; France Belanger

2004-01-01

378

An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Information Quality in Citizens' Trust in E-Government Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over the past decade, there has been a change in the citizen-government relationship. Citizens have moved from a traditional face-to-face communication with their government, to an electronic interaction through the use of e-government systems. Emerging technology has enabled citizens to communicate with their government remotely. However, trust…

Lee, Ally

2011-01-01

379

Information Security Management and Assurance A Call to Action for Corporate Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The name “Phone Masters” suggests a mom-and-pop telephone- repair firm, but it is anything but that. Phone Masters is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's name for what is thought to be an 11-member gang responsible for, among other crimes, breaking into and stealing customer information from several major local and long-distance phone companies, leading credit-reporting firms, and even the FBI's

Al Holzinger

2000-01-01

380

Information technology and government-to-business: What are the values derived?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The information and communication technology has not only formed a pressure to business organizations to engage in online trading, but combined with social pressure, these forces have also influenced the public sector to automate their interactions with other govermnent organizations and businesses; the process known as govermnent-to-bus iness (G2B). The decision to automate public sector business processes is seen among

Erne Suzila Kassim; Husnayati Hussin

2010-01-01

381

Government and Sport Transformation in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The increasing commercialism and professionalism of sport through the medium of television has had an impact upon the policy of the Canadian government toward sport. Facing pressure from separatist movements within the country, the government has made athletics a keystone in the drive for national unity. The cultural significance of sport and the…

Franks, C. E. S.; Macintosh, Donald

382

Effects of a Decade of Satellite Television in the Canadian ArcticEuro-Canadian and Inuit Adolescents Compared  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the longitudinal effects of Canadian network television relayed via satellite into the predominantly Eskimo community of Frobisher Bay. Comparisons are made among Euro-Canadian and Eskimo adolescents residing in Frobisher Bay, and Eskimo adolescents from isolated, more traditional settlements scattered throughout the region. Data collected in 1974 on a range of information levels and social-psychological postures are

Gary O. Coldevin; Thomas C. Wilson

1985-01-01

383

Canadian Election Survey, 1997  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan has the election study, Canadian Election Survey, 1997, in its archive. The Canadian Election Survey, 1997 comprehensively surveyed the election behavior and political attitudes of Canadian voters. The ICPSR freely provides codebooks and documentation in compressed and uncompressed .pdf format for both studies. Data are supplied in compressed and uncompressed SPSS Export files, which may be downloaded by authorized member institutions and official representatives of the ICPSR Data Archive. Downloading specifications and instructions are provided.

Nevitte, Neil.; Nadeau, Richard.; Gidengil, Elisabeth.; Blais, Andre.

1997-01-01

384

Summary of Environmental Information on the Continental Slope Canadian/United States Border to Cape Hatteras, N.C. Appendices A, B and C.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of an environmental survey of the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic Regions of the Outer Continental Slope are described. This region is the area extending from Cape Hatteras, N.C. to the U.S./Canadian border and from the 200 to 2000 meter depth...

1976-01-01

385

Summary of Environmental Information on the Continental Slope Canadian/United States Border to Cape Hatteras, N.C. Chapters 8 through 12.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of an environmental survey of the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic Regions of the Outer Continental Slope are described. This region is the area extending from the Cape Hatteras, N.C. to the U.S./Canadian border and from the 200 to 2000 meter d...

1976-01-01

386

International Education as Soft Power? The Contributions and Challenges of Canadian Foreign Policy to the Internationalization of Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the role of the Canadian federal government in two foreign policy areas: overseas development assistance and international cultural relations by providing a brief history of the federal government's engagement in both policy areas and highlighting the contributions and challenges of Canadian foreign policy to the…

Trilokekar, Roopa Desai

2010-01-01

387

Men's Rights and Feminist Advocacy in Canadian Domestic Violence Policy ArenasContexts, Dynamics, and Outcomes of Antifeminist Backlash  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines government and advocacy group texts on three recent Canadian domestic violence policy moments. Drawing on governance, feminist poststructuralist, and social movement perspectives, it examines men's rights advocates' and feminists' discursive actions and their influence on officials. The research aim is to explore the provisional, intrinsically incomplete, and indeed questionable success, to date, of Canadian anti-domestic violence advocates'

Ruth M. Mann

2008-01-01

388

Taboos and forest governance: informal protection of hot spot dry forest in southern Madagascar.  

PubMed

In the dry forest of southern Madagascar, a region of global conservation priority, formally protected areas are nearly totally absent. We illustrate how the continued existence of unique forest habitats in the Androy region is directly dependent on informal institutions, taboos, regulating human behavior. Qualitative interviews to map and analyze the social mechanisms underlying forest protection have been combined with vegetation analyses of species diversity and composition. Of 188 forest patches, 93% were classified as protected, and in Southern Androy all remaining forest patches larger than 5 ha were protected. Eight different types of forests, with a gradient of social fencing from open access to almost complete entry prohibitions, were identified. Transgressions were well enforced with strong sanctions of significant economic as well as religious importance. Analyses of species diversity between protected and unprotected forests were complicated because of size differences and access restrictions. However, since, for example, in southern Androy >90% of the total remaining forest cover is protected through taboos, these informal institutions represent an important, and presently the only, mechanism for conservation of the highly endemic forest species. We conclude that social aspects, such as local beliefs and legitimate sanctioning systems, need to be analyzed and incorporated along with biodiversity studies for successful conservation. PMID:18240685

Tengö, Maria; Johansson, Kristin; Rakotondrasoa, Fanambinantsoa; Lundberg, Jakob; Andriamaherilala, Jean-Aimé; Rakotoarisoa, Jean-Aimé; Elmqvist, Thomas

2007-12-01

389

Assessing fit, interplay, and scale: Aligning governance and information for improved water management in a changing climate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water managers have long experienced the challenges of managing water resources in a variable climate. However, climate change has the potential to reshape the experiential landscape by, for example, increasing the intensity and duration of droughts, shifting precipitation timing and amounts, and changing sea levels. Given the uncertainty in evaluating potential climate risks as well as future water availability and water demands, scholars suggest water managers employ more flexible and adaptive science-based management to manage uncertainty (NRC 2009). While such an approach is appropriate, for adaptive science-based management to be effective both governance and information must be concordant across three measures: fit, interplay and scale (Young 2002)(Note 1). Our research relies on interviews of state water managers and related experts (n=50) and documentary analysis in five U.S. states to understand the drivers and constraints to improving water resource planning and decision-making in a changing climate using an assessment of fit, interplay and scale as an evaluative framework. We apply this framework to assess and compare how water managers plan and respond to current or anticipated water resource challenges within each state. We hypothesize that better alignment between the data and management framework and the water resource problem improves water managers' facility to understand (via available, relevant, timely information) and respond appropriately (through institutional response mechanisms). In addition, better alignment between governance mechanisms (between the scope of the problem and identified appropriate responses) improves water management. Moreover, because many of the management challenges analyzed in this study concern present day issues with scarcity brought on by a combination of growth and drought, better alignment of fit, interplay, and scale today will enable and prepare water managers to be more successful in adapting to climate change impacts in the long-term. Note 1: For the purposes of this research, the problem of fit deals with the level of concordance between the natural and human systems while interplay involves how institutional arrangements interact both horizontally and vertically. Lastly, scale considers both spatial and temporal alignment of the physical systems and management structure. For example, to manage water resources effectively in a changing climate suggests having information that informs short-term and long-term changes and having institutional arrangements that seek understanding across temporal scales and facilitate responses based on information available (Young 2002).

Kirchhoff, C.; Dilling, L.

2011-12-01

390

Reflections on Canadian Lifestyle  

PubMed Central

Lifestyle is defined in terms of a culture's view of five basic human dilemmas. A comparison of the Canadian and Rwandese cultures suggests that our lifestyle pattern has generated many of our present physical and mental health problems.

Elford, R. W.

1976-01-01

391

Diabetes in Canadian Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

HEALTH ISSUE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic health condition affecting 4.8% of Canadian adults ? 20 years of age. The prevalence increases with age. According to the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) (1998–1999), approximately 12% of Canadians aged 60–74 years are affected. One-third of cases may remain undiagnosed. The projected increase in DM prevalence largely results from rising rates

Catherine Kelly; Gillian L. Booth

2004-01-01

392

State Education Governance Structures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report addresses one aspect of education governance--state-level governance structures across states. This report explores in depth the formal relationships among those holding official positions in state education governance and how such relationships have changed over time. The information in this report is derived from three sources:…

McCarthy, Martha; And Others

393

48 CFR 252.227-7025 - Limitations on the use or disclosure of government-furnished information marked with restrictive...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the Government will furnish the Contractor with computer software or computer software documentation, the terms âcovered Government...clause at 252.227-7014, Rights in Noncommercial Computer Software and Noncommercial Computer Software...

2012-10-01

394

Intelligence Cooperation Meets International Studies Theory: Explaining Canadian Operations in Castro's Cuba  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the behest of Washington, Canadian diplomats secretly gathered intelligence in Cuba during the 1960s, sometimes in collaboration with British counterparts. They did so despite the lack of a Canadian foreign intelligence tradition and despite the fact that Canada maintained diplomatic and trade relations with the Castro government, often in the face of American criticism. The intelligence studies literature does

Don Munton

2009-01-01

395

Keeping to the Private Market: The Evolution of Canadian Housing Policy: 1900-1949  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dissertation traces the evolution of Canadian housing policy from 1935 to 1949 and examines the origins of the housing problems which promoted government programs. Housing problems, defined as a gap between affordability and an acceptable minimal standard of shelter, reached major proportions in rapidly expanding Canadian urban cities from 1900-1913. Exacerbation of these disparities by World War One, contributed

John C. Bacher

1985-01-01

396

KEEPING TO THE PRIVATE MARKET: THE EVOLUTION OF CANADIAN HOUSING POLICY: 1900-1949  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dissertation traces the evolution of Canadian housing policy from 1935 to 1949 and examines the origins of the housing problems which promoted government programs. Housing problems, defined as a gap between affordability and an acceptable minimal standard of shelter, reached major proportions in rapidly expanding Canadian urban cities from 1900-1913. Exacerbation of these disparities by World War One, contributed

JOHN CHRISTOPHER BACHER

1985-01-01

397

Archives in Ontario: a report on study visits under Canadian Studies Fellowship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Government of Canada, through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, encourages Indian scholars for Understanding Canada Faculty Research, Fellowships; the author visited Canada during March 2010 to study Canadian archival system, especially records management in archives in Ontario province; the driving rationale for the study was the realization that there existed very few

Maitrayee Ghosh

2011-01-01

398

Reimagining the Urban: A Canadian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article makes the argument for a reframing and a reconceptualization of the urban-suburban divide which can inform the options and possibilities for transformative practices in urban schools. Drawing primarily from a Canadian, and more specifically a southern Ontario context, the article explores the changing realities of urban within this…

Daniel, Beverly-Jean

2010-01-01

399

In Search of Canadian Materials, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides teachers, librarians, and administrators with information about Canadian educational materials. It is the latest of numerous supplements to the 1978 original edition of this bibliography. Each entry includes suitable grade level, subject heading, quality rating, and price when provided. Subjects included are:…

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.

400

Canadian Reference Sources 1980--A Selection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a bibliography of 52 reference sources and 24 new editions and supplements, excluding annuals. Topics include science and technology, art, history, university courses, regional information, native languages, museums, law, geography, Canadian culture, dissertations, sports, antiques, botany, and a variety of directories. (CHC)

Ryder, Dorothy E.

1981-01-01

401

Reimagining the Urban: A Canadian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article makes the argument for a reframing and a reconceptualization of the urban-suburban divide which can inform the options and possibilities for transformative practices in urban schools. Drawing primarily from a Canadian, and more specifically a southern Ontario context, the article explores the changing realities of urban within this…

Daniel, Beverly-Jean

2010-01-01

402

Learning to Speak Everyday (Canadian) French  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the sociolinguistic competence of French immersion students. We first present an overview of the range of variation found in L1 speech and make a distinction between vernacular, informal, formal, and hyper-formal variants. We then compare the use of these forms in the speech of Canadian francophones and Grade 9 and 12 students enrolled in a French immersion

Terry Nadasdi; Raymond Mougeon; Katherine Rehner

2005-01-01

403

Digital Media in the 2008 Canadian Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the use and impact of digital media in the 2008 Canadian federal election. It examines the extent to which different digital media were employed by candidates and parties. The research informs a wider debate between competing schools of thought on the democratizing potential of the Internet. The paper demonstrates a mixed role of digital media in the

Peter John Chen; Peter Jay Smith

2011-01-01

404

Information Management: The Challenges of Managing Electronic Records. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives. GAO-10-838T  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal agencies are increasingly using electronic means to create, exchange, and store information, and in doing so, they frequently create federal records: that is, information, in whatever form, that documents government functions, activities, decisions, and other important transactions. As the volume of electronic information grows, so does…

Melvin, Valerie C.

2010-01-01

405

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is the world's largest astronomical data center, holding over 0.5 Petabytes of information, and serving nearly 3000 astronomers worldwide. Its current data collections include BLAST, CFHT, CGPS, FUSE, Gemini, HST, JCMT, MACHO, MOST, and numerous other archives and services. It provides extensive data archiving, curation, and processing expertise, via projects such as MegaPipe, and enables substantial day-to-day collaboration between resident astronomers and computer specialists. It is a stable, powerful, persistent, and properly supported environment for the storage and processing of large volumes of data, a condition that is now absolutely vital for their science potential to be exploited by the community. Through initiatives such as the Common Archive Observation Model (CAOM), the Canadian Virtual Observatory (CVO), and the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR), the CADC is at the global forefront of advancing astronomical research through improved data services. The CAOM aims to provide homogeneous data access, and hence viable interoperability between a potentially unlimited number of different data collections, at many wavelengths. It is active in the definition of numerous emerging standards within the International Virtual Observatory, and several datasets are already available. The CANFAR project is an initiative to make cloud computing for storage and data-intensive processing available to the community. It does this via a Virtual Machine environment that is equivalent to managing a local desktop. Several groups are already processing science data. CADC is also at the forefront of advanced astronomical data analysis, driven by the science requirements of astronomers both locally and further afield. The emergence of 'Astroinformatics' promises to provide not only utility items like object classifications, but to directly enable new science by accessing previously undiscovered or intractable information. We are currently in the early stages of implementing Astroinformatics tools, such as machine learning, on CANFAR.

Ball, Nicholas M.; Schade, D.; Astronomy Data Centre, Canadian

2011-01-01

406

NEW GOVERNMENT, DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: MANAGING THE TRANSFORMATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two authors have suggested an information systems management model based on stages of growth. Whilst there are merits in deconstruction of e-government into a series of stages, with the benefit of organisational learning and progressive development, the shortcomings lie in the fact that considerable enhancement of the stages of growth model are required for e-government. These enhancements include business process

Lionel Pearce

407

Overview of Related Research To Inform the Development of the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies (K-12) Common Curriculum Framework for Francophone Education = Apercu de recherches en vue de l'elaboration du Cadre commun de resultats d'apprentissage en sciences humaines (M-12) du Protocole de l'Ouest canadien pour l'education francophone.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum framework informs the development of the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies (K-12) Common Curriculum Framework for Francophone students in a minority setting. Most of the information presented in the framework is drawn from three unpublished documents (in French) that can be consulted at the Alberta Learning Library…

Stocco, Denise; Belanger, Jocelyne, Ed.

408

Net loss: A cost-benefit analysis of the Canadian Pacific salmon fishery  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article applies cost-benefit analysis to the Canadian Pacific commercial salmon fishery. It demonstrates that government policies to preserve the fishery have resulted in higher net social costs than would have resulted from a \\

Richard Schwindt; Aidan Vining; Steven Globerman

2000-01-01

409

Communication and Control in the Canadian North: The Role of Interactive Satellites.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1972 the Canadian government launched its first domestic communications satellite, Anik A, which relays direct broadcast television and telephone messages to northern communities. The impact of television on Inuit life has raised issues and concerns pe...

G. G. Valaskakis

1981-01-01

410

The promise of e-health--a Canadian perspective.  

PubMed

Canadians value their health care system above any other social programme. Canada's system of health care faces significant financial and population pressures, relating to cost, access, quality, accountability, and the intergration of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The health-system also faces certain unique challenges that include care delivery within a highly decentralised system of financing and accountability, and care delivery to a significant portion of the population sparsely distributed across a land mass of 10 million square kilometres, in areas of extreme climatic conditions. All of these challenges are significant catalysts in the development of technologies that aim to significantly mitigate or eliminate these selfsame challenges. The system is undergoing widespread review, nationally and within each province and territory, where the bulk of care provision is financed and managed. The challenges are being addressed by national, regional and provincial initiatives in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The promise of e-health lies in the manner and degree to which it can mitigate or resolve these challenges to the health system and build on advancements in ICTs supporting the development of a health infostructure. Canada is actively developing and implementing technological solutions to deliver health information and health care services across the country. These solutions, while exciting and promising, also present new challenges, particularly in regard to acceptable standards, choice of technologies, overcoming traditional jurisdictional boundaries, up-front investment, and privacy and confidentiality. Many organizations and governments are working to address these challenges. Canada Health Infoway, a not-for-profit corporation, was founded by the first ministers in 2001 to accelerate the establishment of an interoperable, pan-Canadian electronic health record. It works with partners in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions to define replicable solutions for establishment of the major elements necessary to achieve this goal. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will also continue to play an increasingly significant role in these initiatives, as the management of health information becomes a more crucial factor in the successful delivery of health care services in the new millennium. PMID:15751551

Alvarez, Richard C

2004-01-01

411

The Study of Canadian Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussed are Canadian novels, short stories, poems and a film which revolve around man's confrontation with nature, the depression, the problem of isolation, realism in Canadian literature. (Author/AF)|

Mandel, Eli

1971-01-01

412

Readability of consumer health information on the internet: a comparison of U.S. government-funded and commercially funded websites.  

PubMed

The Internet has become an extremely prevalent means of communicating health information to consumers. Guidelines for selecting reliable health information websites give preference to U.S. government sites over commercially funded sites. However, these websites are not useful to consumers unless they are able to read and understand them. The authors' objective was to compare the readability of Internet health information intended for consumers found on U.S. government-funded websites versus that found on commercially funded websites. Consumer health websites were identified through a systematic Internet search. Webpages for 10 common health topics were extracted from each website. Readability of webpages was determined by 3 validated measures: Flesch Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level, and SMOG Formula. Mean readability of government-funded and commercially funded websites was compared using the Mann-Whitney U test. Commercially funded websites were significantly more difficult to read as measured by Flesch Reading Ease (49.7 vs. 55.6 for government-funded sites, p = .002) and Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level (10.1 vs. 9.3, p = .012). There was no significant difference according to SMOG Formula (12.8 vs. 13.2, p = .150). The overall readability of Internet health information intended for consumers was poor. Efforts should be made to ensure that health information communicated via the Internet is easy for consumers to read and understand. PMID:22512714

Risoldi Cochrane, Zara; Gregory, Philip; Wilson, Amy

2012-04-18

413

Canadian Seismic Agreement  

SciTech Connect

This is a progress report of work carried out under the terms of a research agreement entitled the Canadian Seismic Agreement'' between the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Geophysics Division of the Geological Survey of Canada (GD/GSC) during the period from July 01, 1989 to June 30, 1990. The Canadian Seismic Agreement'' supports generally the operation of various seismograph stations in eastern Canada and the collection and analysis of earthquake data for the purpose of mitigating seismic hazards in eastern Canada and the northeastern US. The specific activities carried out in this one-year period are summarized below under four headings; Eastern Canada Telemetred Network and local network developments, Datalab developments, strong-motion network developments and earthquake activity. During this period the first surface fault unequivocably determined to have accompanied a historic earthquake in eastern North America, occurred in northern Quebec.

Wetmiller, R.J.; Lyons, J.A.; Shannon, W.E.; Munro, P.S.; Thomas, J.T.; Andrew, M.D.; Lapointe, S.P.; Lamontagne, M.; Wong, C.; Anglin, F.M.; Adams, J.; Cajka, M.G.; McNeil, W.; Drysdale, J.A. (Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada))

1992-05-01

414

Mass and Information Feedbacks through Receptor Endocytosis Govern Insulin Signaling as Revealed Using a Parameter-free Modeling Framework*  

PubMed Central

Insulin and other hormones control target cells through a network of signal-mediating molecules. Such networks are extremely complex due to multiple feedback loops in combination with redundancy, shared signal mediators, and cross-talk between signal pathways. We present a novel framework that integrates experimental work and mathematical modeling to quantitatively characterize the role and relation between co-existing submechanisms in complex signaling networks. The approach is independent of knowing or uniquely estimating model parameters because it only relies on (i) rejections and (ii) core predictions (uniquely identified properties in unidentifiable models). The power of our approach is demonstrated through numerous iterations between experiments, model-based data analyses, and theoretical predictions to characterize the relative role of co-existing feedbacks governing insulin signaling. We examined phosphorylation of the insulin receptor and insulin receptor substrate-1 and endocytosis of the receptor in response to various different experimental perturbations in primary human adipocytes. The analysis revealed that receptor endocytosis is necessary for two identified feedback mechanisms involving mass and information transfer, respectively. Experimental findings indicate that interfering with the feedback may substantially increase overall signaling strength, suggesting novel therapeutic targets for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Because the central observations are present in other signaling networks, our results may indicate a general mechanism in hormonal control.

Brannmark, Cecilia; Palmer, Robert; Glad, S. Torkel; Cedersund, Gunnar; Stralfors, Peter

2010-01-01

415

Overview of Canadian activities in renewable energy resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian federal government energy research and development program is outlined. Major projects, arranged in order of priority are: (1) energy conservation, (2) maintenance of adequate oil and gas supplies, (3) use of coal as an oil and gas substitute, (4) use of nuclear power, and (5) development of renewable energy sources. More specifically, the development of renewable energy sources

E. P. Cockshutt

1976-01-01

416

The Right to Live and Die. Canadian Critical Issues Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series adapted from the Canadian Public Issues Project, this book is designed to stimulate discussion and reflection about controversial issues through case studies. The book is based on high school units originally drawn from cases in newspapers, journals, books, legal documents, and government reports. Conflicts from issues arising over…

Eisenberg, John; Bourne, Paula

417

The Search for a New Delivery System for Canadian Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the efforts of Canadian provinces to create more effective, efficient, and diverse educational systems. Discusses the four principles of new delivery-system design, the ideal school district size, current trends in school governance, legal issues, and linguistic and religious educational rights. (Nine references) (LMI)|

Lawton, Stephen B.

1996-01-01

418

The Right to Live and Die. Canadian Critical Issues Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of a series adapted from the Canadian Public Issues Project, this book is designed to stimulate discussion and reflection about controversial issues through case studies. The book is based on high school units originally drawn from cases in newspapers, journals, books, legal documents, and government reports. Conflicts from issues arising…

Eisenberg, John; Bourne, Paula

419

Research Integrity/Misconduct Policies of Canadian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a context of increasing attention to issues of scientific integrity in university research, it is important to reflect on the governance mechanisms that universities use to shape the behaviour of students, researchers, and faculty. This paper presents the results of a study of 47 Canadian university research integrity/misconduct (RIM) policies:…

Schoenherr, Jordan; Williams-Jones, Bryn

2011-01-01

420

Some Technologies for Information Security Protection in Weak-Controlled Computer Systems and Their Applicability for eGovernment Services Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The users of eGovernment services start exchanging documents with administrative authorities, making ePayments, and in such\\u000a communications the risks of confidential information disclosure and direct financial losses are growing up. The computer systems\\u000a of these users are weak-controlled and are outside of sphere of well-defined information security protection decisions. The\\u000a technologies for data protection in case of theft or loss

Anton Palazov

2010-01-01

421

Redistribution, In-Kind Transfers and Matching Grants when the Federal Government Lacks Information on Local Costs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent literature on optimal nonlinear taxation has shown that in models with a single level of government public provision of private goods can help redistribution by mitigating self-selection constraints. The aim of the present paper is to extend the analysis to a fiscal federalism setting with two levels of government. To accomplish this goal we start by explicitly modelling the

Sören Blomquist; Luca Micheletto

2004-01-01

422

Canadian Arctic vegetation mapping  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the next few decades the Arctic is expected to experience unprecedented changes in climate and resource development. All of these will potentially aVect land use and vegetation cover. There is a need for a comprehens- ive and consistent circumpolar map of arctic vegetation that will be useful for modelling vegetation change in the circumpolar region. The Canadian arctic vegetation

W. A. Gould; S. Edlund; S. Zoltai; M. Raynolds; D. A. Walker; H. Maier

2002-01-01

423

Canadian Experience with MARC.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canadian libraries have used Machine-readable Cataloging (MARC) since its beginnings in 1966, mainly for speeding up the cataloging of American imprints. The lack of bilingualism in Library of Congress MARC records was a major deficiency in Canada where bilingual access points are provided for all publications in the national bibliography,…

Chapple, Sharon E.

424

Twitter and Canadian Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An emerging group of leaders in Canadian education has attracted thousands of followers. They've made Twitter an extension of their lives, delivering twenty or more tweets a day that can include, for example, links to media articles, research, new ideas from education bloggers, or to their own, or simply a personal thought. At their best,…

Cooke, Max

2012-01-01

425

The Canadian contribution to the US physician workforce  

PubMed Central

Background A physician shortage has been declared in both Canada and the United States. We sought to examine the migration pattern of Canadian-trained physicians to the United States, the contribution of this migration to the Canadian physician shortage and policy options in light of competing shortages in both countries. Methods We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the 2004 and 2006 American Medical Association Physician Masterfiles, the 2002 Area Resource File and data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Medical Association and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. We describe the migration pattern of Canadian medical school graduates to the United States, the number of Canadian-trained physicians in the United States in 2006, the proportion who were in active practice, the proportion who were practising in rural or underserved areas and the annual contribution of Canadian-trained physicians to the US physician workforce. Results Two-thirds of the 12 040 Canadian-educated physicians living in the United States in 2006 were practising in direct patient care, 1023 in rural areas. About 186, or 1 in 9, Canadian-educated physicians from each graduating class joined the US physician workforce providing direct patient care. Canadian-educated physicians are more likely than US-educated physicians to practise in rural areas. Interpretation Minimizing emigration, and perhaps recruiting physicians to return to Canada, could reduce physician shortages, particularly in subspecialties and rural areas. In light of competing physician shortages, it will be important to consider policy options that reduce emigration, improve access to care and reduce reliance on physicians from developing countries.

Phillips, Robert L.; Petterson, Stephen; Fryer, George E.; Rosser, Walter

2007-01-01

426

Concept and technology development for the multispectral imager of the Canadian Polar Communications and Weather mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) mission is proposed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in partnership with Environment Canada, the Department of National Defence, and several other Canadian government departments. The objectives of the PCW mission are to offer meteorological observations and telecommunication services for the Canadian North. These capabilities are particularly important because of increasing interest in the Arctic and the desire to maintain Canadian sovereignty in this region. The PCW mission has completed its Phase A in 2011. The PCW Meteorological Payload is a Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI) that will provide near-real time weather imagery for the entire circumpolar region with a refresh period of 15 to 30 minutes. Two satellites on a Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) will carry the instrument so as to observe the high latitudes 24 hours per day from a point of view that is almost geostationary. The data from the imagers are expected to greatly enhance accuracy of numerical weather prediction models for North America and globally. The mission will also produce useful information on environment and climate in the North. During Phase A, a certain number of critical technologies were identified. The CSA has initiated an effort to develop some of these so that their Technology Readiness Level (TRL) will be suitable for the follow-on phases of the program. An industrial team lead by ABB has been selected to perform technology development activities for the Meteorological Payload. The goal of the project is to enhance the TRL of the telescope, the spectral separation optics, and the infrared multispectral cameras of the PCW Meteorological Payload by fabricating and testing breadboards for these items. We will describe the Meteorological Payload concept and report on the status of the development activities.

Moreau, Louis; Dubois, Patrick; Girard, Frédéric; Tanguay, François; Giroux, Jacques

2012-09-01

427

Planning for a Canadian Contribution to a Soil Moisture Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

First Workshop on Canadian SMAP Applications and Cal-Val; Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 6-7 October 2009; The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission will combine low-frequency microwave radiometer and high-resolution radar instruments to measure surface soil moisture and freeze-thaw state. This NASA mission, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has the potential to enable a diverse range of applications including drought and flood guidance, agricultural productivity estimation and risk mitigation, weather forecasting, climate predictions, human health risk assessment and mitigation, and defense systems. Recognizing the potential relevance of SMAP's measurements for Canada, Environment Canada (EC) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are joining efforts to develop Canadian participation in this mission. As part of this effort, the First Workshop on Canadian SMAP Applications and Cal-Val was held in Canada. The main objective of this workshop was to develop a consolidated plan for Canadian participation in the SMAP mission that would address the needs of different Canadian government departments and academia.

Bélair, Stéphane; Melo, Stella

2009-12-01

428

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Government-owned or operated conveyances such as cars, vans, or buses.) State or foreign laws may provide for product liability or âthird partyâ causes of actions for personal injury or wrongful death. If you have questions about a...

2012-07-01

429

The Government Executive's Guide to Arson Prevention and Control: A Handbook on Information Systems and Action Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Guide has two objectives: first, to better enable government leaders to develop comprehensive, strategic plans for the prevention and control of arson; and second, to identify particular modes of arson preventive and reactive action programs which pol...

M. V. McGuire J. Greenfield K. Robinett

1981-01-01

430

Information on repayment of the government's uranium enrichment program costs and audits of that program's financial statements  

SciTech Connect

This letter responds to Rep. Richard Ottinger's question concerning repayment of the government's enrichment program costs and audits of the program's financial statements. An overview of the Department of Energy's Uranium Enrichment Program is given.

Peach, J.D.

1984-08-10

431

Process description and evaluation of Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines development  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This paper describes the process used to arrive at recommended physical activity guidelines for Canadian school-aged children and youth (5-17 years), adults (18-64 years) and older adults (?65 years). METHODS: The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Physical Activity Measurement and Guidelines (PAMG) Steering Committee used the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research Evaluation (AGREE II) Instrument to inform the

Mark S Tremblay; Michelle E Kho; Andrea C Tricco; Mary Duggan

2010-01-01

432

Heat exposure in the Canadian workplace.  

PubMed

Exposure to excessive heat is a physical hazard that threatens Canadian workers. As patterns of global climate change suggest an increased frequency of heat waves, the potential impact of these extreme climate events on the health and well-being of the Canadian workforce is a new and growing challenge. Increasingly, industries rely on available technology and information to ensure the safety of their workers. Current Canadian labor codes in all provinces employ the guidelines recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) that are Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) based upon Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT). The TLVs are set so that core body temperature of the workers supposedly does not exceed 38.0 degrees C. Legislation in most Canadian provinces also requires employers to install engineering and administrative controls to reduce the heat stress risk of their working environment should it exceed the levels permissible under the WBGT system. There are however severe limitations using the WGBT system because it only directly evaluates the environmental parameters and merely incorporates personal factors such as clothing insulation and metabolic heat production through simple correction factors for broadly generalized groups. An improved awareness of the strengths and limitations of TLVs and the WGBT index can minimize preventable measurement errors and improve their utilization in workplaces. Work is on-going, particularly in the European Union to develop an improved individualized heat stress risk assessment tool. More work is required to improve the predictive capacity of these indices. PMID:20623643

Jay, Ollie; Kenny, Glen P

2010-08-01

433

The Canadian health care system: a model for American to emulate?  

PubMed

The American health care system has the world's highest per capita costs and over 30 million citizens uninsured. The neighbouring Canadian system provides coverage for all basic medical and hospital services, at costs per capita that are about US$700 lower. Single-agency public funding allows tighter control of Canadian expenditures, and reduces administrative overheads. Hospitals are run as non-profit private corporations, funded primarily by a fixed annual allocation for operating costs. Most physicians are in private fee-for-service practice, but cannot charge more than the insured tariff negotiated between their provincial government and medical association. This approach, while attractive in its decentralization, tends to separate the funding and management of clinical services. Thus, hospital information systems lag a decade behind the USA, managed care initiatives are few, health maintenance organisations do not exist, and experimentation with alternative funding or delivery systems has been sporadic. Strengths of the system compared to the USA include: higher patient satisfaction, universal coverage, slightly better cost containment, higher hospital occupancy rates, and reduction in income-related rationing with more equitable distribution of services. Weaknesses in common with the United States are: cost escalation consistently outstripping the consumer price index with costs per capita second highest in the world, ever rising consumption of services per capita, inadequate manpower planning and physician maldistribution, poor regional co-ordination of services, inadequate quality assurance and provider frustration. Additional weaknesses include: an emerging funding crisis caused by the massive federal deficit, less innovation in management and delivery of care as compared to the USA, implicit rationing with long waiting lists for some services, and recurrent provider-government conflicts that have reduced goodwill among stakeholders. Thus, while the Canadian model has important advantages, it does not offer a panacea for American health care woes. PMID:1342627

Naylor, C D

1992-04-01

434

Government and Foundation Publishing  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE GOVERNMENT-FEDER AL, STATE, OR LOCAL -through its publications is a great source of reliable information for the American public, the student, and the research worker. James McCamy in Government Publications for the Citizen emphasizes that in order to make knowledge available and policies known \\

PHYLLIS I. DALTON; CONSTANCE E. LEE; BEULAH MUMM

435

Restructuring for Good Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American higher education has never been more in need of good governance than it is right now. Yet much of the structure many boards have inherited or created tends to stall or impede timely, well-informed, and broadly supported decision making. At many institutions (ours included), layers of governance have been added with each passing year,…

Robert, Stephen; Carey, Russell C.

2006-01-01

436

Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer: a re-assessment based on the recent cross-Canada radon survey.  

PubMed

Exposure to indoor radon has been determined to be the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer was assessed in 2005 with the radon distribution characteristics determined from a radon survey carried out in the late 1970s in 19 cities. In that survey, a grab sampling method was used to measure radon levels. The observed radon concentration in 14,000 Canadian homes surveyed followed a log-normal distribution with a geometric mean (GM) of 11.2 Bq m(-3) and a geometric standard deviation (GSD) of 3.9. Based on the information from that survey, it was estimated that ?10 % of lung cancers in Canada resulted from indoor radon exposure. To gain a better understanding of radon concentrations in homes across the country, a national residential radon survey was launched in April 2009. In the recent survey, long-term (3 month or longer) indoor radon measurements were made in roughly 14 000 homes in 121 health regions across Canada. The observed radon concentrations follow, as expected, a log-normal distribution with a GM of 41.9 Bq m(-3) and a GSD of 2.8. Based on the more accurate radon distribution characteristics obtained from the recent cross-Canada radon survey, a re-assessment of Canadian population risk for radon induced lung cancer was undertaken. The theoretical estimates show that 16 % of lung cancer deaths among Canadians are attributable to indoor radon exposure. These results strongly suggest the ongoing need for the Canadian National Radon Program. In particular, there is a need for a focus on education and awareness by all levels of government, and in partnership with key stakeholders, to encourage Canadians to take action to reduce the risk from indoor radon exposure. PMID:22874897

Chen, J; Moir, D; Whyte, J

2012-08-08

437

Neighborhood Governance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Governance refers to a process of exercising power and authority over the inhabitants of a territory. Governance can be expressed through voting and political parties. It can be exercised as well through interest groups, especially through neighborhood or...

H. W. Hallman

1982-01-01

438

Canadian Geographic Atlas Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Online atlases vary widely in quality, but this latest project from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is a laudable production both in terms of its organization and also its multi-layered content. This highly interactive atlas allows users to explore all of Canada's landforms and boundaries through a pop-up atlas browser that includes a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, interface tool by which users can zoom in or out, measure distances, and even print out the maps they create. Some of the additional features let users explore the country thematically by region (such as the Boreal Shield) or by the dynamic theme of "Extremes of Weather". There is even a "Kid's Atlas", which is specifically designed for young people with the hope that they will also learn a great deal about Canadian places and geography. Much of the material on the site is also available in French.

439

Governance and Aboriginal Claims in Northern Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on problems of organization and governance that may follow settlement of Canadian aboriginal land claims. Compares financial problems, cultural issues such as subsistence lifestyles, and intergovernmental relations following the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, and Western Arctic (Inuvialuit)…

Cozzetto, Don

1990-01-01

440

Canadian Public Opinion Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), this archive contains over 350 surveys on Canadian public opinion. The surveys in the archive investigate a wide range of social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental issues and span in date from 1977 to the present. Visitors may search the full text of the surveys, but must request permission from the site administrator to view the frequency distributions and to access the data analysis tools available online.

441

Pan-Canadian REspiratory STandards INitiative for Electronic Health Records (PRESTINE): 2011 national forum proceedings.  

PubMed

In a novel knowledge translation initiative, the Government of Ontario's Asthma Plan of Action funded the development of an Asthma Care Map to enable adherence with the Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines developed under the auspices of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS). Following its successful evaluation within the Primary Care Asthma Pilot Project, respiratory clinicians from the Asthma Research Unit, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) are leading an initiative to incorporate standardized Asthma Care Map data elements into electronic health records in primary care in Ontario. Acknowledging that the issue of data standards affects all respiratory conditions, and all provinces and territories, the Government of Ontario approached the CTS Respiratory Guidelines Committee. At its meeting in September 2010, the CTS Respiratory Guidelines Committee agreed that developing and standardizing respiratory data elements for electronic health records are strategically important. In follow-up to that commitment, representatives from the CTS, the Lung Association, the Government of Ontario, the National Lung Health Framework and Canada Health Infoway came together to form a planning committee. The planning committee proposed a phased approach to inform stakeholders about the issue, and engage them in the development, implementation and evaluation of a standardized dataset. An environmental scan was completed in July 2011, which identified data definitions and standards currently available for clinical variables that are likely to be included in electronic medical records in primary care for diagnosis, management and patient education related to asthma and COPD. The scan, sponsored by the Government of Ontario, includes compliance with clinical nomenclatures such as SNOMED-CT® and LOINC®. To help launch and create momentum for this initiative, a national forum was convened on October 2 and 3, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario. The forum was designed to bring together key stakeholders across the spectrum of respiratory care, including clinicians, researchers, health informaticists and administrators to explore and recommend a potential scope, approach and governance structure for this important project. The Pan-Canadian REspiratory STandards INitiative for Electronic Health Records (PRESTINE) goal is to recommend respiratory data elements and standards for use in electronic medical records across Canada that meet the needs of providers, administrators, researchers and policy makers to facilitate evidence-based clinical care, monitoring, surveillance, benchmarking and policy development. The focus initially is expected to include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary function standards elements that are applicable to many respiratory conditions. The present article summarizes the process and findings of the forum deliberations. PMID:22536581

Lougheed, M Diane; Minard, Janice; Dworkin, Shari; Juurlink, Mary-Ann; Temple, Walley J; To, Teresa; Koehn, Marc; Van Dam, Anne; Boulet, Louis-Philippe

442

Risk governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term ‘governance’ has been used in political science to describe the multitude of actors and processes that lead to collective binding decisions. The term ‘risk governance’ involves the translation of the substance and core principles of governance to the context of risk?related decision?making. Does it involve a major change on how risks are conceptualized, managed, and communicated, or it

Marjolein B. A. van Asselt; Ortwin Renn

2011-01-01

443

Nanomaterials - a Canadian Perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will review nanomaterials research in Canada with a particular emphasis on coordinated initiatives and some experimental highlights, starting with a summary of Canadian initiatives. These range from the National Science and Engineering Research Council's Nano Innovation Platform (www.physics.mcgill.ca/NSERCnanoIP/), provincial initiatives like NanoQuebec (www.NanoQuebec.ca), organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (www.ciar.ca) or the National Institute of Nanotechnology (www.nint.ca) - a joint initiatives between the University of Alberta, the National Research Council (NRC) and the Province of Alberta. University based materials centers such as the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research in Hamilton, the Institute for Research in Materials in Halifax, the Pacific Center for Advanced Materials and Microstructures in Vancouver or the Strategic Regroupment of University Centers in Advanced Materials in Montreal have strong nano components as has the NRC at various institutes. The 2nd half of the talk will highlight some Canadian research strengths in nano materials, from photonics, energy storage, bio-med to molecular self assembly and paper coatings.

Grutter, Peter

2004-03-01

444

Review of Canadian literature to estimate risks associated with Salmonella in broilers from retail to consumption in Canadian homes.  

PubMed

The objective was to review the literature related to the risk of salmonellosis from chicken consumed in private homes in Canada. The pathway of concern was retail-to-consumption at private homes due to the direct link between this pathway and public health. A qualitative review was conducted by searching Canadian governmental agencies' webpages, published peer-reviewed journals, and by contacting experts in the field. Overall, with the data available, estimating risk from Salmonella in chicken breasts using only Canadian information was limited. Enumeration data for Salmonella in retail raw chicken at different regions across Canada are needed to be able to generalize the risk of salmonellosis in the Canadian population. Few Canadian surveys were found to describe consumers' food safety behaviors at Canadians' private homes. Observational designs to study food safety practices and Canadian consumers' behavior in private kitchens are needed to ensure that consumer behavior is consistent with consumer perceptions of their behavior. The results of such studies will give valuable input for designing educational programs needed to increase awareness of safe food handling practices by Canadian consumers when preparing food at their homes. PMID:23638930

Smadi, Hanan; Sargeant, Jan M

2013-01-01

445

Index of Congenital Minamata Disease in Canadian Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes: An Eco-Social Epidemiological Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cerebral palsy is one of the symptoms of congenital Minamata disease associated with exposure to methyl mercury. Cerebral palsy hospitalization rates for 17 Canadian Areas of Concern have been used as a health index in evaluating the effectiveness of the United States and Canadian governments in implementing their Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Elevated rates in males in several locations

MICHAEL GILBERTSON

2009-01-01

446

Wireless Technology in Government.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is based on the discussions and recommendations of the Intergovernmental Advisory Board (IAB) of the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils. During the Intergovernmental Advisory Board (IAB) teleconference on April 11, 2001, ...

2001-01-01

447

Extending Current Theories of Cross-Boundary Information Sharing and Integration: A Case Study of Taiwan e-Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information sharing and integration has long been considered an important approach for increasing organizational efficiency and performance. With advancements in information and communication technologies, sharing and integrating information across organizations becomes more attractive and practical to organizations. However, achieving…

Yang, Tung-Mou

2011-01-01

448

Hong Kong government policy and information technology innovation: the invisible hand, the helping hand, and the hand-over to China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Hong Kong and Singapore have remarkably similar social, economic, and historical profiles, their policies to promote economic and technological progress constitute an on-going natural experiment and provide a stark contrast. The well-documented, state-led information technology (IT) effort in Singapore is used here to benchmark the lesser known policies and interventions of the Hong Kong government and to examine their

M. G. Martinsons

1998-01-01

449

The Federal Role in the Health Information Infrastructure: A Debate of the Pros and Cons of Government Intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some observers feel that the federal government should play a more active leadership role in educating the medical community and in coordinating and encouraging a more rapid and effective implementation of clinically relevant applications of wide-area networking. Other people argue that the private sector is recognizing the importance of these issues and will, when the market demands it, adopt and

Edward H Shortliffe; Howard L Bleich; Christopher G Caine; Daniel R Masys; Donald W Simborg

1996-01-01

450

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...actions for personal injury or wrongful death. If you have questions about a particular...policies may exclude coverage for injuries or death sustained while traveling aboard a Government...not file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the United States or its...

2011-07-01

451

Keeping America Informed: The U.S. Government Printing Office. 150 Years of Service to the Nation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Government Printing Office published its last official history 50 years ago, marking its centennial anniversary. 100 GPO Years 18611961 has proven to be a remarkably valuable resource and deserves to stand alone as an enduring contribution to the...

2011-01-01

452

Informed Consent or Inappropriate Bondage? Central Bank Independence and Democratic Governance in the Post-Communist World1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the late 1980s an international consensus emerged on the desirability of formally insulating domestic monetary authorities from direct government influence, on the grounds that an independent monetary authority can best take the sometimes unpopular measures necessary to keep inflation low. Acting on the consensus typically meant passing legislation protecting a country's central bank from political interference in monetary policy

Juliet Johnson

453

Northern exposure: nuclear cardiology in the Canadian health care system.  

PubMed

The Canadian health care system may provide valuable insights into the future practice of nuclear cardiology in the United States. Rationing of medical care is not legislated by the Canadian health care system, although resource allocation is required of Canadian physicians and hospital administrators. Canadian nuclear cardiologists and physicians are not restricted in the ordering of diagnostic studies, despite the decreased availability in imaging systems and the centralization of equipment and personnel in Canada. Canadian imaging equipment is, in general, used more with less average idle time per unit. Delays in the performance of nonemergent imaging studies are more common in Canadian imaging laboratories. The number of out-of-hospital nuclear medicine laboratories is not increasing, because of government constraints on licensing and the general requirement that only radiologists or certified nuclear medicine physicians can operate these laboratories. A survey of 71 nuclear cardiology laboratories in the United States and Canada reveal that 21% of all cardiac imaging studies are performed for post-myocardial infarction risk stratification in Canada, compared with only 11% in United States laboratories. Rest and reinjection thallium imaging studies are performed more than twice as often in the United States laboratories. Canadian laboratories perform a higher average number of myocardial perfusion (2123 vs 1789) and ventricular function (773 vs 554) studies as compared with their United States counterparts. No other significant differences in clinical usage patterns were identified. A total of 130,000 nuclear cardiologies were performed in Canada in 1993, with less than 5% growth in the number of Canadian studies projected for 1994. Forty-five percent of Canadian perfusion studies are performed with 99mTc-labeled sestamibi frequently using a 2-day protocol (60%) with electrocardiogram gating (30%). Positron emission tomography (PET) can be performed in only six Canadian cities. Canadian PET centers are government funded, located in university teaching hospitals, and principally used for the purpose of research. Stress echocardiography is not widely performed in Canada because of the heavy clinical volume of standard echocardiographic studies at most hospitals, which reduces the time available for stress echocardiography. No separate billing code is available for stress echocardiography studies in Canada. Canadian cardiologists have accepted the value of rest and stress nuclear studies for the management of their patients and have concluded that it is more time efficient to perform clinical duties in lieu of stress echocardiographic studies. In conclusion, the realities of the Canadian health care system are that universal health care is valuable as long as it is consistent high quality medical care, and that the cost of universal coverage must be borne by the taxpayer using the system. The fact that nuclear cardiology has continued to thrive in the Canadian health care system suggests that future health care modifications in the United States will not exert a significant impact on the practice of nuclear cardiology. PMID:9420762

Miller, D D; Kiess, M C; Freeman, M R; Taillefer, R

454

The Impact of Corporate Governance on Executive Compensation  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between the compensation of the top five executives at a set of over 400 publicly listed Canadian firms and various internal and external corporate governance-related factors. The media is full of stories suggesting a relationship between large executive compensation packages and failures in governance at various levels within organisations, but there exists little formal analysis

Stephen G. Sapp

2008-01-01

455

Emerging Urban School District Governance Models. Policy Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides a brief history of urban school governance and summarizes some of the unique governance structures that have emerged in six American cities and one Canadian province over recent years. By 1920, ward-based systems in most urban areas had given way to systems with a high degree of centralization. These systems were more…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

456

Diabetes in Canadian Women  

PubMed Central

Health Issue Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic health condition affecting 4.8% of Canadian adults ? 20 years of age. The prevalence increases with age. According to the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) (1998–1999), approximately 12% of Canadians aged 60–74 years are affected. One-third of cases may remain undiagnosed. The projected increase in DM prevalence largely results from rising rates of obesity and inactivity. Key Findings DM in Canada appears to be more common among men than women. However, among Aboriginal Canadians, two-thirds of affected individuals are women. Although obesity is more prevalent among men than women (35% vs. 27%), the DM risk associated with obesity is greater for women. Socio-economic status is inversely related to DM prevalence but the income-related disparities are greater among women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects 5–7% of reproductive-aged women and doubles their risk for DM. Women with gestational diabetes frequently develop DM over the next 10 years. Data Gaps and Recommendations Studies of at risk ethnic/racial groups and women with gestational diabetes are needed. Age and culturally sensitive programs need to be developed and evaluated. Studies of low-income diabetic women are required before determining potential interventions. Lifestyle programs in schools and workplaces are needed to promote well-being and combat obesity/inactivity, together with lobbying of the food industry for needed changes. High depression rates among diabetic women influence self-care ability and health care expenditures. Health professionals need further training in the use of effective counseling skills that will assist people with DM to make and maintain difficult behavioural changes.

Kelly, Catherine; Booth, Gillian L

2004-01-01

457

Arctic Science and Technology Information System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America, the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database "contains over 46,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada." This service, which has recently been made free with help from the Canadian Polar Commission, covers all of the major branches of science. The simple and advanced search features lead to citations of Canadian government and industry reports, journal articles, conference papers, theses, and books, from 1978 to present. Citations contain bibliographic information, an abstract, detailed subject and geographic terms, and a library symbol to aid in locating a publication. The database also holds close to 11,000 descriptions of research projects conducted in Canada's three northern territories (Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) since 1974. Information about obtaining publications is provided at the search page.

458

In Search of Canadian Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The annotated bibliography, commissioned by the Canadian Studies Project Committee, is a basic list of available Canadian materials suitable for school libraries. It consists of over 1,000 entries with an emphasis on materials relevant to Manitoba. A broad range of topics is covered: business education, consumer education, fine arts, guidance,…

Phillips, Donna, Comp.; And Others

459

40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. ...information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. ...section; (1) Act means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act,...

2010-07-01

460

40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. ...information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. ...section; (1) Act means the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act,...

2009-07-01

461

40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act. 2.304 Section 2...information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (a) Definitions. ...(1) Act means the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300f et...

2010-07-01

462

40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information to which this section applies to physicians, pharmacists, and other qualified persons needing such information...confidential treatment under this subpart) to physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law enforcement...

2013-07-01

463

40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. 2...certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. ...section: (1) Act means the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as...

2013-07-01

464

40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act. 2.304 Section 2...information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act. (a) Definitions. ...(1) Act means the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300f et...

2013-07-01

465

Public Perspectives on Government Information Technology: A Review of Survey Research on Privacy, Civil Liberties and the Democratic Process.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary purpose of the report is to review survey research on public attitudes toward governmental uses of new communication, computing, and information technologies. Particular attention is paid to the implications of governmental information technol...

W. H. Dutton R. G. Meadow

1985-01-01

466

The Existence of Simple Principles Governing Human and Scientific Information Behavior in the System of Scientific Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of scientific information focuses on the effects of two behavioral principles, the holography principle and the maximum speed principle. The system of scientific communication is described, properties of scientific information are suggested, information barriers are considered, and the relationship of behavioral principles and science…

Bonitz, Manfred

1991-01-01

467

Managing Information Technology in the Federal Government: Assessing the Development and Application of Agency-wide Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines factors that support or impede federal agency application and enforcement of information technology (IT) management policy. Describes the results of a study on the efficacy of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) information resource policy. Six tables present information on the policy framework for managing IT. (AEF)

Holden, Stephen H.

1996-01-01

468

Canadian Statistical Review. Volume 53, Number 7, July 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information on Canadian social and economic trends is presented in this statistical review. Advance information on national income and expenditure accounts for the first quarter of 1978 is provided. Characteristics of full-time university teachers from 1956-57 to 1977-78 are detailed in tables that recount such developments as the nearly six-fold…

von Zur-Muehlen, Max

1978-01-01

469

Nuclear worries of Canadian youth: Replication and extension  

SciTech Connect

A national survey of Canadian adolescents assessed concern, anxiety, and sources of information about the threat of nuclear war. Results indicated few geographical or gender differences in overall levels of concern, although females were more likely to admit fear and anxiety, and students with activist parents showed more concern. Family ranked below all media as a source of information.

Lewis, C.; Goldberg, S.; Parker, K.R. (Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada))

1989-10-01

470

Canadian Statistical Review. Volume 53, Number 7, July 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information on Canadian social and economic trends is presented in this statistical review. Advance information on national income and expenditure accounts for the first quarter of 1978 is provided. Characteristics of full-time university teachers from 1956-57 to 1977-78 are detailed in tables that recount such developments as the nearly six-fold…

von Zur-Muehlen, Max

1978-01-01

471

Movement for Canadian Literacy: Statistics Show Millions Struggle with Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), released on November 9, takes a closer look at Canadians' ability to deal with everyday literacy demands. In today's information-based society and economy, literacy is more important than ever. IALSS defines literacy as one's capacity to "use printed and written information to function…

Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2005

2005-01-01

472

Does Perceived Competence Matter? Political Parties and Economic Voting in Canadian Federal Elections  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we argue that the extent to which Canadian federal incumbents are punished for past economic deterioration is contingent upon the political party forming government. Examining the effect of national macroeconomic conditions on incumbent vote in Canadian federal elections over a 50?year period (1953–2000), the article proposes an aggregate?level model of economic voting that takes into account the

Éric Bélanger; François Gélineau

2010-01-01

473

Remaking Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Policy Governance model's philosophical foundations lie in Rousseau's social contract, Greenleaf's servant-leadership, and modern management theory. Policy Governance stresses primacy of the owner-representative role; full-board authority; superintendents as chief executive officers; authoritative prescription of "ends," bounded freedom for…

Carver, John

2000-01-01

474

Nuclear. Exchange of letters between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America. Treaty series 1993 no.5.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Discussions between officials of the Governments of the United States of America and Canada concerning cooperation between Canada and the United States of America on the application of non-proliferation assurances to Canadian uranium to be transferred fro...

1994-01-01

475

CONSENSUS ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is there a consensus on governance principles beyond national borders? There seems to be a converging trend towards widely accepted Global Governance Principles as expressed in the OECD Principles for example. This paper argues that formal and informal governance mechanisms should be integrated. The latter focuses on relationship-based enabling access to scarce resources - so typical in Asia - whereas

Peter Verhezen; Paul Morse

2009-01-01

476

Introduction to the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team's (CCORT) Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project.  

PubMed

The Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team's (CCORT) Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project was developed to provide Canadians with a national report on the state of cardiovascular health and health services in Canada. Written by a group of Canada's leading experts in cardiovascular outcomes research, the CCORT cardiac Atlas will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from cardiac risk factors and cardiac mortality rates to the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure and the outcomes of invasive cardiac procedures across Canada. Data in the Atlas will be presented at a national, provincial and health region level. The Atlas will be published as a series of 20 articles and chapters in future issues of The Canadian Journal of Cardiology and on CCORT's web site (www.ccort.ca). The journal version of the Atlas chapters will be written for a clinical audience and will include editorials written by invited experts, whereas the web-based version of each chapter will be written for a more general audience and will include additional supplemental information (for example, interactive colour maps and tables) that cannot be included in the journal version. Material from the Journal and the web will eventually be compiled into a book that will be distributed across Canada. This article serves as an introduction to the Atlas project and describes the rationale for and objectives of the CCORT national cardiac Atlas project. PMID:12677276

Tu, Jack V; Brien, Susan E; Kennedy, Courtney C; Pilote, Louise; Ghali, William A

2003-03-15

477

Canadian Entry Requirements for Attendees of 2004 Joint Assembly  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Canadian government has tightened entry requirements and the process for getting a visa in the past several years. Citizens of many countries are required to obtain visitor's visas if they intend to be in Canada for a short time. Members planning to attend the 2004 Joint Assembly in Montreal on 17-21 May should determine whether or not they are required to obtain a visitor's visa for Canada, and to begin the application process as soon as possible. In general, if an applicant cannot apply in person at a visa office of the Canadian government, the application must be mailed in with all other relevant documentation to the office nearest to where they live. Applicants in the U.S. are advised to allow 3-4 weeks for processing if they are applying by mail; those outside the United States are advised to allow 8 weeks for processing. There is a processing fee of Can$75.

2004-01-01

478

Spatial and temporal trends and effects of contaminants in the Canadian Arctic marine ecosystem: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent studies have added substantially to our knowledge of spatial and temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals in the Canadian Arctic marine ecosystem. This paper reviews the current state of knowledge of contaminants in marine biota in the Canadian Arctic and where possible, discusses biological effects. The geographic coverage of information on contaminants such as persistent organochlorines

D Muir; B Braune; B DeMarch; R Norstrom; R Wagemann; L Lockhart; B Hargrave; D Bright; R Addison; J Payne; K Reimer

1999-01-01

479

THE GROWTH OF THE CANADIAN FEDERAL DEBT SINCE CONFEDERATION, 1867-1949  

Microsoft Academic Search

To attempt a comprehensive survey of the development and main problems of the Canadian federal debt may seem overly ambitious in the necessarily short span of an undergraduate thesis. But heated conflict over principles of fiscal policy which by and large determine the growth of the debt, ani a more general lack of information on particular Canadian problems relating to

John David Taylor

1950-01-01

480

Key factors associated with the high burden of injuries in the Canadian forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundMilitary populations are particularly vulnerable to injury due the nature of their work and the required levels of physical training. The Canadian Forces Health and Lifestyle Information Survey (HLIS) is a regularly conducted population health survey on health status, risk factors and demographics from a stratified random sample of Canadian Forces (CF) personnel. The 2008\\/9 HLIS indicated that in the

E Payne

2010-01-01

481

Professional ethics in context: practising rural Canadian psychologists.  

PubMed

The complexities of professional ethics are best understood and interpreted within their sociohistorical context. This paper focuses on the experience of 20 rural psychologists from across Canada, a context rife with demographic and practice characteristics that may instigate ethical issues. Employing hermeneutic phenomenology, these qualitative research results are indicative of professional struggles that impacted the participants' experience of professional ethics and raised key questions about policy and practise. Concerns regarding competition highlight potential professional vulnerability, beget the idea of fostering general psychological practice, and question the role of professional bodies in addressing rural shortages. Dependency on government funding models and decisions highlights the benefits and medical cost-offset effect of psychological services' role in funded medical care. The controversial prescriptive authority debate for psychologists raises myriad concerns that are particularly salient to rural practitioners. These include changes to training and practice, with risks of psychopharmacology gaining prominence over behavioural health interventions. National inconsistencies in level of registration add to the growing shortage of practitioners. Finally, the results illuminate the need for advocacy to move beyond the literature and into public policy to increase public awareness, decrease the stigma of mental illness, and develop rural Canadian psychology. Although limited to this study, these results allowed for a fuller and more robust understanding of rural practice in consideration of professional ethics, which may inform policy, science, or ethical clinical practice. PMID:23188406

Malone, Judi L

2012-10-12

482

A Salinity Risk Index for Soils of the Canadian Prairies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Agricultural land use can impact the sustainability of inherent soil quality by its influence on the extent, severity, and dynamics of soil salinity. To assess this impact, a salinity risk index was developed and applied to the agricultural region of the Canadian prairies, utilizing land-use data sets for 1981 and 1991. The analysis is presented in map form. The total extent of moderate or more severe salinity for the prairie region, as determined from a summation of each provincial map, is 1.4 million hectares. The risk assessment based on 1991 land-use data indicates that 62.2 percent of the farm land has little to no risk of a change in salinity, 27.9 percent has a moderate risk, and 9.9 percent of the land has a high risk. A comparison of the risk index classes for the 1981 and 1991 land-use data indicates that risk of salinity for the majority of the land (92 percent) hat not changed, whereas less than 7 percent of the land had a lower risk class, and approximately 0.5 percent had a higher risk class in 1991. This approach could be utilized periodically to track the impacts of changes in land and thus serve as an indicator of agri-environmental sustainability. This information could be applied by upper levels of government to develop programs and to define agricultural policy.

Eilers, R. G.; Eilers, W. D.; Fitzgerald, M. M.

1997-01-01

483

In Search of Canadian Materials. Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed as an aid to the selection of Canadian materials for the school library, this annotated bibliography supplements a 1978 listing of items by or about Canadians. Major subdivisions of the work include a reference materials section as well as sections by subject category: language and literature, Canadian history, Canadian studies, the…

Tonn, Patricia, Comp.

484

Measuring outcomes of nursing care, improving the health of Canadians: NNQR (C), C-HOBIC and NQuiRE.  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to inform the nursing community of the extraordinary progress that the Canadian National Nursing Quality Report (NNQR(C)), the Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) and the Nursing Quality Indicators for Reporting and Evaluation (NQuiRE) have made to date, and to share our commitment to continue working together to build a strong nursing profession that, armed with evidence, will contribute to healthier Canadians. PMID:22805886

VanDeVelde-Coke, Susan; Doran, Diane; Grinspun, Doris; Hayes, Laureen; Boal, Anne Sutherland; Velji, Karima; White, Peggy; Bajnok, Irmajean; Hannah, Kathryn

2012-06-01

485

Canadian federal support for climate change and health research compared with the risks posed.  

PubMed

For emerging public health risks such as climate change, the Canadian federal government has a mandate to provide information and resources to protect citizens' health. Research is a key component of this mandate and is essential if Canada is to moderate the health effects of a changing climate. We assessed whether federal support for climate change and health research is consistent with the risks posed. We audited projects receiving federal support between 1999 and 2009, representing an investment of Can$16 million in 105 projects. Although funding has increased in recent years, it remains inadequate, with negligible focus on vulnerable populations, limited research on adaptation, and volatility in funding allocations. A federal strategy to guide research support is overdue. PMID:21490335

Ford, James D; Smith, Tanya R; Berrang-Ford, Lea

2011-05-01

486

Renewing governance.  

PubMed

Globalization's profound influence on social and political institutions need not be negative. Critics of globalization have often referred to the "Impossible Trinity" because decision-making must 1. respect national sovereignty, 2. develop and implement firm regulation, and 3. allow capital markets to be as free as possible. To many, such goals are mutually exclusive because history conditions us to view policy-making and governance in traditional molds. Thus, transnational governance merely appears impossible because current forms of governance were not designed to provide it. The world needs new tools for governing, and its citizens must seize the opportunity to help develop them. The rise of a global society requires a greater level of generality and inclusion than is found in most policy bodies today. Politicians need to re-examine key assumptions about government. States must develop ways to discharge their regulatory responsibilities across borders and collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions, multilateral bodies, and business. Concepts such as multilateralism and tripartism show great promise. Governments must engage civil society in the spirit of shared responsibility and democratic decision-making. Such changes will result in a renewal of the state's purpose and better use of international resources and expertise in governance. PMID:17208717

Loos, Gregory P

2003-01-01

487

Sale and leaseback by Canadian hospitals: theory and practice.  

PubMed

Currently in Canada, between $3 and $4 billion of assets are financed annually through various forms of leasing, with the sale and leaseback transaction as the common vehicle for larger value asset financing. Financial theory of sale and leaseback is applied to Canadian hospitals with illustrations of the structure and process of sale and leaseback in practice. The moratorium on sale and leaseback transactions recently imposed by the federal and Ontario governments is also covered. PMID:10288927

Pink, G H; Hudson, S K

1988-01-01

488

Governing the Networks of the Information Society. Prospects and limits of policy in a complex technical system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the prospects and limits of policies towards information and communications technologies (ICTs). The co-evolution of technological, economic, and political factors that has affected the information network infrastructure during the past three decades has transformed it from a relatively closed to more open system. As a consequence, the degree of complexity of the ICT infrastructure has increased with

Johannes M. Bauer

2004-01-01

489

2003 Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines Executive Summary  

PubMed Central

Background Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma have been published over the last 15 years; however, there has been little focus on issues relating to asthma in childhood. Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, important new studies, particularly in children, have highlighted the need to incorporate new information into the asthma guidelines. The objectives of this article are to review the literature on asthma published between January 2000 and June 2003 and to evaluate the influence of new evidence on the recommendations made in the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report and its 2001 update, with a major focus on pediatric issues. Methods The diagnosis of asthma in young children and prevention strategies, pharmacotherapy, inhalation devices, immunotherapy, and asthma education were selected for review by small expert resource groups. The reviews were discussed in June 2003 at a meeting under the auspices of the Canadian Network For Asthma Care and the Canadian Thoracic Society. Data published through December 2004 were subsequently reviewed by the individual expert resource groups. Results This report evaluates early-life prevention strategies and focuses on treatment of asthma in children, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and preventive therapy, the benefits of additional therapy, and the essential role of asthma education. Conclusion We generally support previous recommendations and focus on new issues, particularly those relevant to children and their families. This document is a guide for asthma management based on the best available published data and the opinion of health care professionals, including asthma experts and educators.

2006-01-01

490

Canadian gas curtailments seen  

SciTech Connect

A cold snap this winter could trigger curtailment of Canadian natural gas deliveries to some customers, say industry officials in Alberta. Scotty Cameron, President of Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., a gas marketing unit of Nova Corp., says the Nova pipeline system, which moves gas to Alberta export points, is currently full. Nova also reported a 22% increase in volumes carried in its system for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with the same period in 1991. And the Alberta Energy Department said customers with interruptible contract could face brief gas flow interruptions. Meanwhile, Ziff Energy Group, a Calgary industry research firm, says it plans a comprehensive study of Alberta productive capacity, pipeline capacity, and demand. It will focus on 170 gas fields in Alberta.

Not Available

1992-11-23

491

Canadian ethnic fertility.  

PubMed

Investigates the relationship among ethnicity, education, and fertility for selected Canadian ethnic groups, introducing several extensions of Johnson's recent elaboration of Goldsheider and Uhlenberg's minority group status hypothesis. The findings suggest that among Asiatics and Germans the prevailing reproductive pattern is an assimilative one relative to the British majority group. Native Indians and Dutch maintain high levels of reproduction, but at post secondary school attainment their mean family sizes converge with the British. Ukrainian, Italian, and Jewish minorities experience below average fertility, and at high levels of education it is the British group which converges with the low fertility pattern of Jews and Italians. Ukrainians differ, as their fertility is consistently below the majority group, regardless of education level. PMID:12263436

Trovato, F

1981-01-01

492

The Restrictive Effects of Government Information Policies on Scholarship and Research. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (107th, October 23-24, 1985, Washington, D.C.).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Minutes from the 1985 Membership Meeting of the Association of REsearch Libraries (ARL) include the full text of three presented papers: "Changing Information Policies and Research Libraries" (John Shattuck); "Management of Government Information" (Timothy Sprehe); and "Access to Information in Canada" (Bruce Mann). The views of journalists and…

Daval, Nicola, Ed.

493

South African Government Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past few years, more and more national governments have aggressively sought to establish a highly visible presence on the Internet. South Africa's official government site combines pertinent information about elected officials with important documents and general information about the country. From the homepage, visitors can learn about the current president, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, and browse through an archive of his speeches and press releases. Also on the homepage are sections that explain South Africa's provincial and local units of governance, along with providing some basic information about the country taken from the most recent edition of the South Africa Yearbook. Those interested in international policy affairs will want to be certain to browse through the Key Issues section of the site as it contains materials on various national initiatives and programs, such as the country's partnership against HIV and AIDS, its recent growth and development summit, and its partnerships with other African nations.

494

Governance and Risk Management of Network and Information Security: The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Managing the Existing and Emerging Risks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Globalisation and new technology has opened the gates to more security risks. As the strategic importance of communication networks and information increased, threats to the security and safety of communication infrastructures, as well as information stored in and/or transmitted increased significantly. The development of the self replicating programmes has become a nightmare for Internet users. Leading companies, strategic organisations were not immune to attacks; they were also "hacked" and overtaken by intruders. Incidents of recent years have also shown that national/regional crisis may also trigger cyber attacks at large scale. Experts forecast that cyber wars are likely to take the stage as tension mounts between developed societies. New risks such as cyber-attacks, network terrorism and disintegration of traditional infrastructures has somewhat blurred the boundaries of operation and control. This paper seeks to consider the risk management and governance and looking more specifically at implications for emerging economies.

Navare, Jyoti; Gemikonakli, Orhan

495

Last May in an informative article in the Monitor, Lesley Hughes revealed how the U.S. government put pressure on the Canadian government, to accept nuclear warheads for Bomarc missiles that were already stationed on Canadian territory, a step the U.S. viewed as more realistically fulfilling Canada's commitment to the defense of North America  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a follow-up to that article, Monitor readers may be interested to know that, at that time, a group of eight physicists at the University of Alberta produced a scientific assessment of the Bomarc's capability, with particular reference to the claims that the nuclear-tipped Bomarc was capable of \\

Derek Manchester; Lynn Trainor

2004-01-01

496

Government Master Address File and Government Units Survey: What We Have Learned and Implemented.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for maintaining a universe of state and local governments. This maintenance process involves tracking changes in the existence status of government units, maintaining current contact inform...

D. Coaxum R. Reeder

2012-01-01

497

Developing a successful information and communication technology industry: the role of venture capital, knowledge, and the government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Study of the factors that have lead to the development of a flourishing information and communication technology (ICT) industry is often based on the Silicon Valley development in the U.S. Given the globalization of the ICT industry, there is a need to understand the factors which contribute to the development of a successful ICT industry and to determine whether a

T. Vinig; R. Blocq; J. Braafhart; O. Laufer

1998-01-01

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Doctoral Education and the Workings of Canadian Graduate Schools: A Differentiated Tier within Canadian Universities Facing the Challenges of Tension-Driven Functions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After a short historical background to Canadian doctoral education, the author addresses the differentiation laws, internal (between undergraduate and graduate studies) and external (strong concentration within a limited number of universities) to institutions, which govern all of North American graduate and doctoral studies. He then details…

Maheu, Louis

2008-01-01

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Just Plain Rhetoric? An Analysis of Mission Statements of Canadian Universities Identifying Their Verbal Commitments to Facilitating and Promoting Lifelong Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, many government and policy documents have highlighted with greater urgency the need for lifelong learning. What do present mission statements of Canadian universities have to say regarding lifelong learning? In researching this question we analyzed the institutional mission statements of 58 Canadian universities to identify…

Kreber, Carolin; Mhina, Christine

2005-01-01

500

Going Back to Civvy Street: A historical account of the impact of the Everest and Jennings wheelchair for Canadian World War II veterans with spinal cord injury  

Microsoft Academic Search

In February 1945, the Canadian government agreed to provide the Everest and Jennings folding, self-propelled wheelchair to all World War II veterans with spinal cord injury. These wheelchairs replaced wooden and wicker invalid wheelchairs that were usually assigned to hospital wards rather than to individuals. Veterans with spinal cord injury were among the first group of Canadians to use these

MARY TREMBLAY

1996-01-01