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Library Assessment Trends Report, 2010–2011

Library Assessment Trends Report, 2010–2011

The field of library assessment continues to grow. The annual Library Assessment Trends Report provides a brief synopsis of the more important trends in library assessment. It is hoped these brief reports will facilitate the Dean of the Library’s understanding of assessment trends. These reports provide information that supports data driven decisions. Additionally, the reports are an outreach method that supports a greater institutional understanding of library assessment. Library assessment supports strategic planning, improved processes, and a greater understanding of our users’ needs.
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Library Trends Journal: A Bibliometric Study

Library Trends Journal: A Bibliometric Study

The study revealed that 261 number of articles are published in the Library Trends journal . Maximum numbers of articles are published in Summer and Winter. Single authors have contributed more in publishing the articles. During the year 2013-2014 single authors have contributed more and during the 2010-2011 joint authors have contributed more. From 2008-2014 maximum number of articles published are lengthy in nature. During the year 2013-2014 21.94% of citations are produced. 77.38% of citations involve contributions of single authors.

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2011 IT Workforce Capability Assessment Survey Results Report

2011 IT Workforce Capability Assessment Survey Results Report

In looking at the ITWCA results report, it is important to qualify the respondents in the context of what is already known about the IT workforce. Based on December 2010 OPM FedScope information, Table 2 compares several key statistics between the 2210 FedScope population and the 2210 ITWCA respondents. Based on this comparison it was evidenced that ITWCA respondents were proportionally similar to the overall IT workforce indicated by FedScope based on occupational series, grade level, diversity, agency size, age range, and gender. However, years of federal experience is one key statistic that diverged between the two groups. For the ITWCA, 50.6% of the respondents had 20-plus years of federal service, whereas the composition of the 2210 series shown in FedScope is 38.5% of employees with 20-plus years of federal service. Agency decision-makers should consider this feature when applying the ITWCA results to make generalizations about the overall IT workforce.
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Annual report on the Cohesion Fund 2010. Commission staff working paper accompanying the report. SEC (2011) 1352 final, 14 November 2011

Annual report on the Cohesion Fund 2010. Commission staff working paper accompanying the report. SEC (2011) 1352 final, 14 November 2011

In its recommendation of 12 July 2011 the Council delivered an opinion on the 2011 update of the Convergence Programme of Lithuania pursuant to Regulation 1466/1997. In this opinion the Council concluded that the macroeconomic scenario underlying the 2011 Convergence Programme is plausible although economic growth and inflation may turn out higher than currently projected. While the programme plans to bring the deficit below the 3% reference value by 2012, the deadline set by the Council, it is not sufficiently underpinned by measures for 2012. At the same time, the accelerating economic momentum may lead to better 2011 budgetary outcomes than expected in the programme. This should allow a faster deficit reduction than expected at the time of the Council EDP Recommendation. Yet, the Council foresees that if temporary consolidation measures that will expire at the end of 2011 are not renewed and complemented by sizable permanent measures, Lithuania is not likely to meet the Convergence Programme's budgetary targets for 2012 despite the improving macro- economic outlook. The average annual fiscal effort over the period of 2010-2012 is well below the 2.25% of GDP recommended by the Council under the excessive deficit procedure adopted on 16 February 2010. The medium-term objective (MTO) of a structural surplus of 0.5% of GDP is not foreseen to be achieved within the programme period and the Council considers that progress towards the MTO should be accelerated. According to the Commission's latest assessment, the risks with regard to long term sustainability of public finances appear to be high.
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Christmas 2011: European Assessment. Research Report Commissioned by Kelkoo

Christmas 2011: European Assessment. Research Report Commissioned by Kelkoo

The projected growth rates should enable the retail sectors in most countries to trade profitably. It will not be a disaster and even in the case of Spain (sales are expected to fall against Christmas 2010 by -0.1%) retailers will be prepared for these problems and so are unlikely to end the period with excess stock. Last year sales in Spain at Christmas fell by 1.2% so a decline of only 0.1% can be seen as an improvement.

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Annual Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Annual Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Updating our website is a major project and will enhance the avenue for our customers to provide feedback and access services. SCBOS, our internet registration and filing method, employs a feedback loop should a citizen wish to provide it. All notices that are sent by the Agency contain a telephone number for customers to make inquiries and suggestions. Our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by the University of South Carolina is another vehicle for us to gain feedback from our customers. We also continue to utilize our Contact Center and Taxpayer Service Centers to gain insight from callers and walk-ins on problems, preferences, concerns and trends. Our monthly Sales Tax Forms and Basic Withholding Tax Workshops, the Small Business Workshops and the various other taxpayer education session participants are encouraged to provide feedback via written evaluations upon conclusion of each class. We use various methods to stay abreast of current events that could potentially affect our tax administration.
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San Francisco Public Library Needs Assessment: Report on Findings

San Francisco Public Library Needs Assessment: Report on Findings

The resulting successful proposal is national in scope. It includes an examination of the state of patron instruction in public libraries across the United States and efforts to inspire cross system resource sharing. The bulk of the proposal however, details a pilot project designed to examine how one particular system might plan for and implement a successful online patron instruction project. SFPL will act as the sample case. To maximize the success of the pilot online instruction module, the study called for an extensive needs assessment with the goal of identifying the needs and interests of San Francisco library users that can best be met through use of online instruction. The resulting multimethod needs assessment was conducted during the winter of 2010.
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Annual report on the Cohesion Fund 2010. COM (2011) 741 final, 14 November 2011

Annual report on the Cohesion Fund 2010. COM (2011) 741 final, 14 November 2011

As a result of the substantial amount of audit work carried out by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy, good audit coverage has been attained for most of the 2004 enlargement Member States (between 5% and 41% of projects). The assessment on the reliability of the work of the winding-up body varies for this group of Member States. When problems were detected, the Directorate-General for Regional Policy requested the Member State authorities to implement remedial action plans and to carry out additional retrospective verifications, to strengthen the preparatory work for closure before sending the winding-up declarations, and to apply appropriate financial corrections (for example audit findings in the public procurement area were addressed by application at closure of a net 2% flat rate correction on all Cohesion Fund projects in Poland). The main residual risk factors are: public procurement procedures and doubts about some winding-up bodies' ability to detect such irregularities or to impose financial corrections, and weaknesses in the functioning of the winding-up body. In one case (Hungary), serious issues and a relatively high error rate have been reported for transport projects, resulting in a reservation in the 2010 Annual Activity Report for the Directorate-General for Regional Policy. All the risks identified are mitigated by the thorough verifications by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy when analysing the winding-up declarations at the closure of each project. The Directorate-General for Regional Policy will also continue to monitor these risks through audits of samples of remaining open projects. In four Member States (Cyprus, Estonia, Malta, Slovenia) there are no outstanding audit issues and the Directorate-General for Regional Policy can place a high degree of reliance on the winding-up declarations to close the projects.
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Republic of Vanuatu Ministry of Education Annual Statistical Report 2010 – 2011

Republic of Vanuatu Ministry of Education Annual Statistical Report 2010 – 2011

This report presents the statistics available in VEMIS of relevance to VERM, VESS and a number of other key policy areas such as the Education For All (EFA) global initiative as well as official statistics required for monitoring progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Each section of this report presents the statistical information in a summary from the VEMIS baseline year of 2007; a comparison between different provinces as well as details of the indicator itself. This report does not contain detailed analysis or explanations of trends as the purpose of this report is to present the statistical information only. Detailed analysis is available in other reports prepared by the MoE.
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22nd annual report on the implementation of the structural funds (2010). COM (2011) 693 final, 31 October 2011

22nd annual report on the implementation of the structural funds (2010). COM (2011) 693 final, 31 October 2011

Other audit work carried out in 2010 for the 2000-2006 programming period included the examination of the 86 systems audit reports received from national auditors, eleven annual control reports received under Article 13 of Regulation No. 438/2001 (2009 was the last year where submission of annual control report summarising all audit work carried out in the year was obligatory, before submission of the closure documents by Member States for most programmes in 2010). Assessment letters were sent to all the Member States with observations and, where necessary, requests for additional information in order to be able to draw as much assurance as possible from the results of national audit work.
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Annual Policy Report on Migration and Asylum 2010: Ireland (March 2011)

Annual Policy Report on Migration and Asylum 2010: Ireland (March 2011)

Some 37 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Ireland during 2010. On a national level, activities outlined under commitments in the 2009 Joint Protocol on Missing Children and the Implementation Plan from the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, 2009 continued. The ‘equity of care’ policy contained within the Implementation Plan sought to end the use of separate hostels for unaccompanied minors and to accommodate them on a similar level with other children in care by December 2010. During 2010 a national policy regarding unaccompanied minors came into operation in which minors over 12 years are assessed for a maximum of six weeks at a centre in Dublin before dispersal to a foster placement. From January 2010, all newly arriving children under 12 years were placed on arrival in a foster care placement. All newly arrived minors over 12 years were placed in one of the four registered residential intake units for four to six weeks, where a preliminary assessment of the minor and their needs is carried out by a social worker in conjunction with qualified residential social care staff, with input from a psychologist if required. All unaccompanied minors are allocated a social worker on arrival, with an initial care plan developed in conjunction with social/care staff. By the end of 2010 (1 December), 35 unaccompanied children were living in foster placements, 24 in children’s homes, 15 in hostels and 20 in supported lodgings. 27 In figures released in January 2011, the Health Service Executive (HSE) stated that 11 unaccompanied minors went missing from State care during 2010. Of this number, six minors are still missing. The missing minors were from a diverse range of countries including Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report noted that of a total of 512 minors who had gone missing from care between 2000 and 2010, some 72 have been found by authorities.
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Family-Centered Meeting Project, 2010-2011 Annual Summary Report

Family-Centered Meeting Project, 2010-2011 Annual Summary Report

Our training coordinators, Jenny King and Kara Allen-Eckard, along with the exceptionally dedicated training team members carefully reviewed their work over the year and used this self- reflection to enhance even further our curricula and mode of delivery. Our evaluation and contract coordinator, Marianne Latz, organized the assessment of the contributions of family and youth partners to our training program. The report would never have been completed without our project coordinator, Stacy Comey, ensuring that all components were in order.

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Financial report of the ECSC in liquidation at 31 December 2010. C(2011) 4232 final, 22 June 2011

Financial report of the ECSC in liquidation at 31 December 2010. C(2011) 4232 final, 22 June 2011

We have not performed any audit work for the accounts that are managed by DB Budget relating to the loans to officials disclosed in Loans and advances to customers and in other assets, the interests received on loans to officials disclosed in Interests and similar income from bank accounts and loans. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the réviseur d’entreprises agréé’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the réviseur d’entreprises agréé considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control.
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Annual Policy Report on Migration and Asylum 2010: Ireland (December 2011)

Annual Policy Report on Migration and Asylum 2010: Ireland (December 2011)

Some 37 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in Ireland during 2010. On a  national level, activities outlined under  commitments  in  the  2009 Joint Protocol  on  Missing  Children  and  the  Implementation  Plan  from  the  Report  of  the  Commission  to  Inquire  into  Child  Abuse,  2009  continued.  The  ‘equity  of  care’  policy  contained  within  the  Implementation  Plan  sought  to  end  the  use  of  separate  hostels  for  unaccompanied  minors  and  to  accommodate  them  on  a  similar  level  with  other  children  in  care  by  December  2010.  During  2010  a  national  policy  regarding  unaccompanied  minors  came  into  operation  in  which  minors  over  12  years  are  assessed  for  a  maximum  of  six  weeks  at  a  centre  in  Dublin  before  dispersal  to  a  foster  placement.  From  January  2010,  all  newly  arriving children under 12 years were placed on arrival in a foster care placement.  All newly arrived minors over 12 years were placed in one of the four registered  residential intake units for four to six weeks, where a preliminary assessment of  the  minor and their  needs  is carried  out  by a  social  worker in conjunction with  qualified  residential social care staff, with input from a psychologist  if required.  All unaccompanied minors are allocated a social worker on arrival, with an initial  care plan developed in conjunction with social/care staff. By the end of 2010 (1  December),  35  unaccompanied  children  were  living  in  foster  placements,  24  in  children’s homes, 15 in hostels and 20 in supported lodgings. 27  In figures released  in  January  2011,  the  Health  Service  Executive  (HSE)  stated  that  11  unaccompanied  minors  went  missing  from  State  care  during  2010.  Of  this  number,  six  minors  are  still  missing.  The  missing  minors  were  from  a  diverse  range  of  countries  including  Nigeria,  Somalia,  Afghanistan  and  the  Democratic  Republic of Congo. The report noted that of a total of 512 minors who had gone  missing  from  care  between  2000  and  2010,  some  72  have  been  found  by  authorities.  
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Impact Assessment Board report for 2010. Commission staff working paper. SEC (2011) 126 final, 24 January 2011

Impact Assessment Board report for 2010. Commission staff working paper. SEC (2011) 126 final, 24 January 2011

On assessment of social and employment impacts, the Board commends the efforts to help other services with assessing social impacts which are being made by the Directorates- Generals for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and for Health and Consumers. Together, these services have held a series of meetings with IA-producing services and have delivered training sessions to promote their guidance on social impacts. The IA unit in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has trained staff from its service to participate in IA steering groups, established an advice helpdesk, and has helped other services to commission expert advice through its framework contract. Other services have hosted training events on social impacts for their staff (including one for 60 staff from DG Mobility and Transport, and DG Energy and sessions in DG Internal Market and Services). The Board hopes to see exemplary IA reports in due course as a result of the preparatory studies now underway.
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18th Report on better lawmaking 2010. Report from the Commission on subsidiarity and proportionality. COM (2011) 344 final, 10 June 2011

18th Report on better lawmaking 2010. Report from the Commission on subsidiarity and proportionality. COM (2011) 344 final, 10 June 2011

It is imperative to make the arguments on subsidiarity and proportionality transparent, because this enables the different players to deliberate constructively over the validity of their positions. Therefore, irrespective of where the initiative originates, the draft legislative act should contain a detailed ‘statement’ making it possible for the other actors to appraise compliance with the principle. According to the Protocol, this statement should contain some assessment of the proposal’s financial impact, take account of financial or administrative burdens, and in case of directives, mention any implications for national and regional rules. The conclusions should be substantiated by qualitative and, wherever possible, quantitative indicators.
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Annual report 2010 2011

Annual report 2010 2011

The Library’s materials budget for 2010-11 received a baseline uplift of 39% (£700k). This was in order to recognise gaps in research collections, and Schools were requested to identify research materials – books, journals and bibliographic databases – to help to close these gaps. This uplift was initially presented as the first tranche of a £4m additional spend over four years. However, with the award of the 2011-12 budget in the late spring it was confirmed that the uplift would be sustained for the future. This is welcome news since, although it means that it will take longer than four years to reach £4m, it will also avoid the need to make cancellations to journals and datasets purchased from the increased funding, and continue the trajectory of improvement which should in time bring the Library into line with peer institutions.
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National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit report. Annual report: April 2010 – March 2011

National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit report. Annual report: April 2010 – March 2011

Possibly the most important specific activity we undertake is the collection, collation, dissemination and publication of clinical outcomes data through the SCTS national clinical audits. This report of the adult cardiac surgery database marks another step in this journey, which started when we first began collecting the results of our operations back in 1977. This most recent report shows that we continue to see on going and dramatic improvement in the quality of surgical outcomes, despite a relentless increase in the complexity and risk of patients coming to surgery. The mortality for almost every operation group that we undertake has fallen significantly over the last 10 years. The mortality for elective isolated first time coronary artery surgery was as low as 0.8% in 2010, the mortality for isolated aortic valve replacement was 1.7% and the mortality for mitral valve repair was 0.6%. We believe that these results are as good as any other national results and pay testament to the high quality of care given in our hospitals and the professional attitude of our membership. We are happy to openly publish these results for patients and the public. As well as looking at overall trends and mortality rates in this report, we have also looked in more detail at some process measures, including the use of mitral repair, rather than replacement for degenerative mitral valve disease, the use of the left internal mammary artery graft and off pump surgery for coronary artery disease. We have also examined in more detail urgent coronary artery surgery (when surgery is undertaken on patients who have been admitted directly with acute chest pain or other manifestations of ischaemic heart disease) to increase understanding and aid further quality improvements. We hope this report will be of interest to patients, the public, politicians and commissioners of healthcare as well as the hospitals and surgeons providing care to patients.
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Fourth annual report on the implementation of the European Fisheries Fund 2010. Report from the Commission. COM (2011) 927 final, 12 December 2011

Fourth annual report on the implementation of the European Fisheries Fund 2010. Report from the Commission. COM (2011) 927 final, 12 December 2011

According to Article 68 of the EFF Regulation 1 , by 31 December each year, the Commission shall forward to the European Parliament, to the Council, to the European Economic and Social Committee and to the Committee of the Regions a report on the actual implementation of the EFF. The report must be based on an examination and assessment by the Commission of the Member States' Annual Reports and on any other available information. As requested by the Regulation, this fourth annual report includes in addition a summary of the audits on management and control systems set up by the Member States and carried out on behalf of the Commission and of the outcome of audits on EFF assistance carried out by the Member State and, where appropriate, the financial corrections made.
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European Union Solidarity Fund annual report 2010. Report from the Commission. COM (2011) 694 final, 31 October 2011

European Union Solidarity Fund annual report 2010. Report from the Commission. COM (2011) 694 final, 31 October 2011

Damage of EUR 709.74 million was reported, representing 20.47 % of the normal threshold of EUR 3.467 billion applicable to Spain for mobilising the Solidarity Fund. However, upon assessment of the application, the Commission concluded that there had been earlier unreported flooding damage in December 2009 and January 2010 stemming from the same meteorological phenomenon. The 10 week application deadline counting from the date of the first damage caused by the disaster had thus not been respected. Furthermore, the Spanish authorities did not provide sufficient evidence to allow full assessment of the case under the exceptional criteria for "extraordinary regional disasters". The Commission therefore decided on 5 October 2010 that the conditions for exceptionally mobilising the Solidarity Fund were not met and informed the Spanish authorities accordingly.
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