For any journey, it is often best to have a map. For libraries and librarians, that map is often a living document that speaks to where the organization is today, where the planners intend to take it in the future, and how to get there. Here is a structured tool for your public library's planning process. Tom Hennen, creator of the Hennen American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR), covers all key area of library development - budgeting, governance and administration, electronic services, collection development, technology, access and facilities, staffing and personnel, and more. A wide range of checklists are provided to help assess the quality of everything from the library director, the integrated system, or even the meeting facilities. Reference tables help evaluate the library's needs for FTE staffing, collection holdings, hours of operation, material expenditures and more. Even better, the CD-Rom calculates many of these numbers for your particular libraryl Policy development is covered with sample mission statements and policies for Volunteers and Friends, Internet Use, Disasters, and more, usable in large and small libraries alike. The step-by-step guide provides practical advice for all aspects of creating a plan, from creating a committee to long-range directions, and communicating results. The numbers - statistics, data, surveys, and even percentile comparisons - are tackled in a straight-forward, understandable manner. The companion, Interactive CD-ROM features more than 50 checklists and ""fill in the blank"" forms and a calculator for your library's individual needs. This is an essential resource for charting and navigating your public library's future.
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Fixtures are an essential part of manufacturing production. This book covers computer-aided fixture design, fixture clamping synthesis and optimisation, workpiece-fixture interaction, intelligent fixture designed to integrate with processing equipment or machine tools so as to improve productivity and product quality, Internet-enabled fixture design and modular fixture database management. These are the emerging issues central to the development of computer-integrated manufacturing. Covering the established knowledge of fixture design automation and the niche areas of fixture system integration and Internet-enabled design, the book would be a prevalent reference for academics, manufacturing & industrial engineers, and a valuable text for engineering graduate students.
The 1990s saw a rapid rise in the proportion of market value represented by Internet companies. At the peak of the market, the value of US internet stocks alone exceeded $2 trillion, making these stocks nearly as valuable as the entire UK market. However, since March 2000 many internet stock values have declined precipitately. This book establishes a robust cashflow based methodology for internet valuation in relation to strategic issues, and includes compelling and topical case studies of leading players including Amazon.com and NTT DoCoMo.
Component failures result from a combination of factors involving materials science, mechanics, thermodynamics, corrosion, and tribology. With the right guidance, you dona (TM)t have to be an authority in all of these areas to become skilled at diagnosing and preventing failures. Based on the authora (TM)s more than thirty years of experience, Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability is a down-to-earth guide to improving machinery maintenance and reliability.
Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs, this book examinesa ]
A- When and how to conduct a physical failure analysis
A- Basic material properties including heat treating mechanisms, work hardening, and the effects of temperature changes on material properties
A- The differences in appearance between ductile overload, brittle overload, and fatigue failures
A- High cycle fatigue and how to differentiate between high stress concentrations and high operating stresses
A- Low cycle fatigue and unusual fatigue situations
A- Lubrication and its influence on the three basic bearing designs
A- Ball and roller bearings, gears, fasteners, V-belts, and synchronous belts
Taking a detailed and systematic approach, Practical Plant Failure Analysis thoroughly explains the four major failure mechanismsa "wear, corrosion, overload, and fatiguea "as well as how to identify them. The author clearly identifies how these mechanisms appear in various components and supplies convenient charts that demonstrate how to identify the specific causes of failure.
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