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Il 19-20 Marzo scorso ad Oslo presso L'Archivio Nazionale della Norvegia è stato lanciato ufficialmente il progetto LoCloud Best Practice Network. Il meeting ha riunito 32 partners da 28 diversi paesi, tra cui la Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello di Perugia, per presentare, pianificare e discutere le attività del progetto nei prossimi tre anni. Le collezioni delle piccole e medie istituzioni locali come musei, archivi e biblioteche non sono ancora rappresentate nell'arena digitale Europea. Le tecnologie basate sul metodo “Cloud” potrebbero offrire una soluzione sostenibile e facile da usare per rendere disponibili i loro contenuti online. LoCloud mira a sviluppare tecnologie e servizi cloud-based per aiutare le piccole e medie imprese ad aggregare le loro risorse digitali e renderle accessibili online, via Europeana.eu, portale di dati relativi a collezioni bibliografiche, museali e archivistiche. Il progetto esplorerà il potenziale delle infrastrutture tecnologiche basate sul cloud per accorpare le risorse locali, realizzerà anche alcuni servizi per la geolocalizzazione e l'arricchimento dei metadati, vocabolari multilingua per l'archeologia e la storia locale, un historical place name gazetteer e l'applicazione Wikimedia per gestire contenuti adeguati e “partecipati”. Il risultato delle attività di LoCloud sarà la possibilità di accedere a oltre 4 milioni di items di oggetti digitali attraverso Europeana. LoCloud si affida ad un numeroso gruppo di partners tecnici, fornitori di contenuti, servizi di aggregazione e partners con competenze specifiche, che compongono un forte consorzio. Gunnar Urtegaard, dell'Archivio Nazionale della Norvegia, membro coordinatore del progetto, ha sottolineato durante la chiusura del meeting «Se riusciamo a semplificare le cose ai fornitori di contenuti, agli utenti ed eliminare tutte le complessità nel mezzo, questo progetto possiede il potenziale per avere un grande successo». Europeana e qualche cifra Europeana.eu permette l'accesso alle collezioni digitalizzate di gallerie, biblioteche, musei, archivi e risorse audiovisive d'Europa. Attualmente contiene più di 26 milioni di libri, fotografie, opere pittoriche, film, registrazioni audio e risorse archivistiche su supporto digitale da più di 2.200 istituzioni di ogni paese europeo.

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LoCloud le cos'è? LoCloud fa parte di una serie di progetti, finanziati dalla Commissione Europea, per sviluppare Europeana e aumentare i suoi contenuti. Esplorerà il potenziale delle tecnologie “cloud computing” per Europeana, avendo come fulcro le piccole e medie istituzioni. Il suo obiettivo è supportare le piccole e medie istituzioni per rendere disponibili le loro risorse su Europeana.eu. A questo scopo verrà realizzato un set di servizi e strumenti per aiutare a ridurre le barriere tecniche, semantiche e di competenza e per accrescere Europeana.

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LoCloud aspira a realizzarsi sui risultati di due recenti progetti di Best Practice Network: CARARE, nel fondare un portale basato sulle repositories per il patrimonio archeologico e architettonico; ed Europeana Local, nel suo lavoro con le istituzioni locali e i loro aggregatori regionali e nazionali; questi due progetti hanno contribuito all'immissione di più di 5 milioni di oggetti digitali su Europeana. Il sito web di LoCloud verrà inaugurato alla fine del mese di aprile all'indirizzo: http://www.locloud.eu. LoCloud è co-finanziato dall'ICT Policy Support Programme della Commissione Europea. Cloud computing ed e-book reader: Le tecnologie basate sul metodo “Cloud” offrono soluzioni sostenibili; esse tendono sviluppare tecnologie e servizi cloud-based per aiutare biblioteche e utenti ad aggregare le loro risorse digitali e renderle accessibili online. Durante il corso verranno esplorate le potenzialità delle infrastrutture tecnologiche basate sul cloud come l'accorpamento, la geolocalizzazione e la fruizione dei metadati.

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Le clouding computing technology permettono l'accesso alle collezioni digitalizzate di biblioteche, gallerie, musei, archivi e risorse audiovisive a livello internazionale; attualmente l'accesso è stimato a circa 26 milioni di libri, fotografie, opere pittoriche, film, registrazioni audio e risorse archivistiche su supporto digitale, rese disponibili da più di 2.200 istituzioni scientifiche a livello mondiale.

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Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research. The book provides step-by-step guidance on: designing your research; ethical issues: developing your survey questions; sampling; budgeting, scheduling and managing your time; administering your survey; preparing for data analysis. With a focus on the impact of new technologies, this book provides a cutting-edge look at how survey research is conducted today as well as the challenges survey researchers face. Packed full of international examples from various social science disciplines, the book is ideal for students and researchers new to survey research. Availability : ORG 3228

Research Design : Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches / edited by John W. Creswell. - 4th ed. - London : SAGE Publications, c2014. - xxix, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references. The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives. Availability : ORG 3229

Handbook of survey research / edited by Peter V. Marsden, James D. Wright. - 2nd ed. Bingley : Emerald Publishing, c2010. - xvii, 886 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and subject index. “The Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition” builds on its widely-recognized 1983 predecessor by updating its previous historical account of the development of survey research and the evolution of social science before going on to examine new and expanded usages of survey research during the past half century. Editors Peter Marsden (Harvard University) and James D. Wright (University of Central Florida), long-time editor of Elsevier's Social Science Research, have created an authoritative reference book and an excellent starting point for anyone requiring a broad examination of the field. Detailed chapters include: sampling; measurement; questionnaire construction and question writing; survey implementation and management; survey data analysis; special types of surveys; and integrating surveys with other data collection methods. This handbook is distinguished from other texts by its greater comprehensiveness and depth of coverage including topics such as measurement models, the role of cognitive psychology, surveying networks, and cross-national/cross-cultural surveys. Timely and relevant it includes materials that are only now becoming highly influential topics. Availability : ORG 3230

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Designing & doing survey research / edited by Lesley Andres. - London : SAGE Publications, c2013. - 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references.


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Scale development : theory and applications / edited by Robert F. De Vellis. - 3rd ed. London : Sage Publications, c2012. - ix, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( Applied Social Research Methods Series ; 26. This book presents complex concepts in a way that helps students to understand the logic underlying the creation, use, and evaluation of measurement instruments and to develop a more intuitive feel for how scales work. Robert DeVellis demystifies measurement by relating it to familiar experiences and by emphasizing a conceptual rather than a strictly mathematical understanding. Students' attention is drawn to important concepts that are foundational for subsequent topics, with opportunities provided to test understanding through chapter summaries and exercises. Availability : ORG 3231

The kit that helped thousands of researchers and students do better survey research in the 90's has been completely updated and revised for the issues of the 21st century! "The Survey Kit is an easy-to-understand, easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide for the novice survey researcher. In addition, it provides useful information about some qualitative research techniques such as interviews, focus groups, observational analysis, and content analysis. Pedagogical features in each volume such as checklists, reasonable resources needed, tips, and decision matrices help students focus on important aspects of the survey process and provide them with a sense of real life application. Detailed discussions of personal interviewing (survey and indepth), focus group techniques, and risks and odds are welcome additions to the new volumes." Juanita M. Firestone, University of Texas, San Antonio New to the Second Edition: Separate volumes on in-person interviews and telephone interviews; Data management; Literacy and language issues; Qualitative survey research techniques, including focus group interviewing and content analysis; Survey ethics, including the ethical principles to use in survey development and the characteristics of survey research misconduct; Factorial design and conjoint analysis; Cultural considerations; Translation of interviews into other language; CAPI interviews; Sample size and power; Creating a complete code book; The use of database management and statistical programs; Internet surveys; The characteristics of good web reporting; A glossary in each volume. In addition, The Survey Kit is effective for use with students: "Students found the Survey Kit helpful as they developed their questionnaires in the Evaluation course. Some of these questionnaires later received more revisions and were used for their Thesis or Directed Research Project." Bonnie Rader, Family & Consumer Sciences, California State University, Long Beach The Survey Kit contains the following titles:

The Survey Handbook / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - x, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 1. Fink explains the different types of survey instruments and the activities that constitute a typical survey and demonstrates how to organize surveys and estimate their costs. In addition, she discusses such techniques as what types of questions to ask in pilot tests, how to relate survey costs to needs for personnel and time, and how to execute a management plan and a budget for a survey. Availability : ORG 3232

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Aimed at helping readers prepare and use reliable and valid survey questions, How to Ask Survey Questions, 2nd shows readers how to do the following: Ask valid and reliable questions for the context; determine whether to use open or closed questions; choose the right type of measurement (categorical, nominal or ordinal) for responses to survey questions; ask questions that get at attitude, behavior, and knowledge; develop factorial, conjoint and Internet survey questions. New to this edition is coverage of focus group questions, the characteristics and uses of factorial questions and conjoint analysis questions, and the principles underlying Internet survey questions. Availability : ORG 3233

How to Conduct Self-Administered and Mail Surveys / Linda B. Bourque, Eve P. Fielder. 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - xii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 3. The authors discuss self-administered questionnaires, the content and format of the questionnaire, "user-friendly" questionnaires and response categories, and survey implementation. They offer excellent checklists for deciding whether or not to use a mail questionnaire, for constructing questions and response categories, for minimizing bias, for writing questionnaire specifications, for formatting and finalizing questionnaires, and for motivating respondents and writing cover letters. How do you decide whether a self-administered questionnaire is appropriate for your research question? This book provides readers with an answer to this question while giving them all the basic tools needed for conducting a selfadministered or mail survey. Updated to include data from the 2000 Census, the authors show how to develop questions and format a user-friendly questionnaire; pretest, pilot test, and revise questionnaires; and write advance and cover letters that help motivate and increase response rates. They describe how to track and time follow-ups to non-respondents; estimate personnel requirements; and determine the costs of a selfadministered or mailed survey. They also demonstrate how to process, edit, and code questionnaires; keep records; fully document how the questionnaire was developed and administered; and how the data collected is related to the questionnaire. New to this edition is expanded coverage on Web-based questionnaires, and literacy and language issues. Availability : ORG 3234

How to Conduct Telephone Surveys / Linda B. Bourque, Eve P. Fielder. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - xii, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 4. When should you use a telephone survey, and how do you transform completed telephone interviews into an analyzable, machine-readable data file? This book shows readers how to develop and administer telephone surveys (with particular attention to paper-and-pencil administration) and prepare the results for analysis. Using detailed examples and checklists, the authors explain the different kinds of telephone surveys, how to determine which telephone data collection method to use, and how to design and administer the questionnaires. Information is included for adapting questions originally designed for use in self-administered questionnaires or other data collection modalities. Language issues are discussed, including literacy and language level usage, and basic steps for translating survey materials into other languages. Availability : ORG 3235

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How to Ask Survey Questions / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. vii, 160 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 2.


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How to Conduct In-Person Interviews for Surveys / Sabine Mertens Oishi. - 2nd ed. London : Sage Publications, c2013. - xi, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 5. The discussion of qualitative interviewing is a good addition, and the discussion of translating survey questions is very good. 'The security of data and the transitions sections are very useful for students. When should you use an in-person interview for a survey? How do you train the interviewers as well as the programmers for computer-assisted interviews (CAPI)? How do you deal with refusals to be interviewed? Aimed at answering these questions and more, this carefully written, friendly book will help you prepare and administer effective in-person survey interviews. Beginning with the administrative considerations involved in setting up in-person interviews, Oishi explains how to: write interview questions from a flowing interview script with appropriated placed transition statements through to the preparation of useful visual aids; design an eligibility screen; write preletters and scripts for a precall; develop job descriptions for interviewers as well as design interviewer training sessions; record and correct response errors in paper and CAPI interviews; and, clean the data. Completely revised, the book also includes coverage of: cultural considerations for in-person interviews; translation of interviews into other languages; differences in quantitative and qualitative interview styles; how to train CAPI interviews as well as the program instructions; expanded coverage of the role of the supervisor, including a sample of a full training manual; methods for creating an appropriate environment for in-person interviews, including how to dress and talk to people; updated coverage of informed consent, including a sample of a consent form. The text is very readable and conveys a tremendous amount of information. There is good use of checklists that are clear, easy to read and appropriate as well as good examples. The references to the literature provide good resources for those who need more. Availability : ORG 3236 How to Design Survey Studies / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. vii, 96 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 6. This book lays out the essential information about commonly used designs for the reader. The presentation of extremely complicated and technical information is excellent. The exercises are very valuable to use in the classroom as they will help to reinforce the learning of design principles. In this book, the author provides lots of examples and explanations of the major features of high-quality survey systems. Guidelines are provided for experimental and observational designs of surveys, as well as for cross-sectional, cohort and case-control designs. In addition, the author provides checklists of risks to avoid for internal and external validity of a design. New to this edition is coverage of descriptive and experimental factorial designs. Availability : ORG 3237

How to Sample in Surveys / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - vii, 88 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 7. How much is enough in your sample? What is the difference between a research question and a survey question? By exploring the answers to these questions, this book shows readers how to specify inclusion and exclusion criteria in a sample, select the appropriate probability and nonprobability sampling methods, understand the sources of error in sampling, and calculate the response rate. New to this edition is coverage of sample size and power so that the reader can better understand the logic in determining the sample size to detect a difference if one exists. Filled with checklists and guidelines, this book will enable readers to select and use the most appropriate sampling methods for their survey. Availability : ORG 3238

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How can you pilot test new and established surveys? How can you improve the accuracy of your survey? Chock full of examples and clear explanations, this book will show you how to assess and interpret the quality of collected survey data by thoroughly examining the survey instrument used. Litwin covers: measuring reliability (including test-retest, alternate-form, internal consistency, interobserver, and intraobserver reliability); measuring validity (including content, criterion, and construct validity); creating and using a codebook; how to pilot test new and established surveys; how to scale and score a survey. Availability : ORG 3239

How to Manage, Analyze and Interpret Survey Data / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - viii, 152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 9. Clearly written with useful checklists, guidelines, and examples, How to Manage, Analyze, and Interpret Survey Data shows readers how to manage survey data and become better users and consumers of statistical and qualitative survey information. Fink explains the basic vocabulary of data management and statistics, and then demonstrates the principles and logic behind the selection and interpretation of commonly used statistical and qualitative methods to analyze survey data: from cleaning the data to measurement scales through to how to read computer output and judge significance using confidence intervals. Thoroughly reorganized and revised, the book now includes coverage of: how to organize and manage data for analysis; how to draft an analysis plan: how to define and format a data file; how to create a complete code book, including how to establish the reliability of the coding; how to calculate the odds ratio and risk ratio; how to do the basic steps in a content analysis of qualitative data; how to recognize and deal with missing data and outliers for recoding; how to enter data accurately into spreadsheets, database management programs, and statistical programs. Availability : ORG 3240

How to Report on Surveys / Arlene Fink. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - vii, 104 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 10. From making presentations to general versus technical/academic audiences to preparing computerized presentations, How to Report on Surveys, Second Edition shows you how to create more effective verbal and written survey reports. The volume includes guidelines for preparing and interpreting charts, tables, and figures, and a step-by-step account of how to present each part of the survey--from the survey's objectives, design and psychometric properties through to the conclusions. New to this edition: how to identify characteristics of good Web reporting; how to prepare computerized presentations; how to explain what's on-screen. This book will show you how to prepare and explain accurate and useful survey reports in a highly effective manner. Availability : ORG 3241

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How to Assess and Interpret Survey Psychometrics / Mark S. Litwin. - 2nd ed. - London : Sage Publications, c2013. - vi, 96 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Includes bibliographical references and index. (( The Survey Kit ; 8.


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EastMed 2013 : Report of the Sub-regional Working Group on Deep Water Biological Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean : Socio-Economic Analysis of the Lebanese Fishing Fleet : Athens, March 2013 / edited by Dario Pinello, Mark Dimech. - Athens : FAOEastMed Project, c2013. - vii, 72 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. (( EastMed Technical Documents ; 16. This study was implemented after the EastMed 2nd co-ordination meeting on the 5-6th April, Antalya, Turkey (EastMed 2012), where the participants agreed to have a preliminary assessment of the economic situation of the Lebanese fisheries sector. In order to undertake such an assessment an economic survey based on direct interviews was conducted from March to May 2012. The study was split up into two phases. In the first phase the information on the technical characteristics of the most recent fleet was obtained. This was then followed by the second and main phase which included the socioeconomic sample survey and the socio-economic analysis. The licensed fishing fleet of 2011 was stratified according to the GFCM task I fleet segmentation, after which the population of vessels was randomly sampled and direct interviews based on a questionnaire were conducted. The results showed that in general the Lebanese fishing fleet is making a profit of about 24% of the revenue which is comparable to other fleets in the Mediterranean of similar characteristics. It is a family based fishery, where the owners of the vessels, are directly involved in the fishing activity, with the assistance of family members, there is a non aging fishers' population, and a low level of education. The income per fisher-owner (7,400 USD) and fisher (3,000 USD) is 20% and 70% respectively less than the national GDP per capita, furthermore a fisher earns about 25% less than the minimum wage of the country. In this respect the fishers in Lebanon are present in both the lower-middle class (fisherowners) and the lower class (fisher), where the latter are part of the poorest section of society. The auction market is the main canne used to sell the product, however the whole value chain should be studied in more detail. The salaries of the fishers should be increased by increasing the revenue and this can be accomplished either by increasing the prices or the quantity of production. The latter seems to be a more plausible solution and can be achieved by improving the sustainable exploitation of the stocks and exploring the possibility to exploit new fishing grounds such as the deep water grounds (> 200 m) and offshore waters for large pelagic species. Availability : ORG AQUAFISH 3242 - 3243

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Luigi Sisto e-mail: l.sisto@iamb.it Tel. 080/4606265 Giuseppe Inchingolo e-mail: inchingolog@iamb.it Tel. 080/4606269 Wanda Occhialini e-mail: occhialini@iamb.it Tel. 080/4606266 Fabio La Notte e-mail: lanotte@iamb.it Tel.080/4606358

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