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  • The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses. 

    Reid, Peter H. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 1999-03)
    This work examines the country house libraries of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Hitherto this is an area largely overlooked both in terms of librarianship and social history. The first part of the thesis examines ...
  • Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. 

    Tan, Sock Fua (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-06)
    According to G59 recommendation, the common practice adopted by utilities in the UK is to disconnect Distributed generators (DGs) immediately once a network fault is detected to prevent islanding operation and disruption ...
  • Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Motaleb, Omayma Hashim (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment., 2014-05)
    Due to the complex nature of construction projects, delay risks are more widespread in the construction sector than elsewhere. This poses a problem for the industry, since it is already at risk because of the recent global ...
  • Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. 

    Ramachandran, Vinod (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-11)
    Oily sludges and oil contaminated solid wastes are generated from various sources such as from a) interceptors in petrol stations, automobile garages and rail service stations b) tank oil bottoms from crude oil storage ...
  • The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents. 

    Park, John Scott (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1990-07)
    The contents of this thesis describes the development of an analytical method to determine the chemical speciation of heavy metals in soils contaminted by sewage sludge and distillery wastes. Chapter one serves as an ...
  • The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. 

    Drummond, Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-11)
    Recent legislation, LOLER, removed the compulsion of periodical proof testing of lifting equipment to ascertain its "fitness for purpose". It has become the responsibility of a competent person to assess equipment's fitness ...
  • Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; McCaig, Dorothy; Diack, Lesley; West, Bernice J. M.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-9996-8, 2014-10)
    TONNA, A., MCCAIG, D., DIACK, L., WEST, B. and STEWART, D., 2014. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 (5), pp. 1069-1076.
    Background The last decade has seen a drive towards non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK). However, there is a dearth of any published literature on applying the principles of service redesign to support ...
  • Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, Pat (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/450/1/012011, 2013-09)
    BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P., 2013. Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 450, 012011.
    Detection of highly toxic heavy metal ions requires rapid, simple, sensitive and selective detection methods in the environment. Optical fibre based sensing facilitates the remote, continuous and in-situ detection ...
  • Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor - a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. 

    Rowell, Owen (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-11)
    Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease which forms plaques which narrow the arteries, restricting blood flow and thus increasing blood pressure. As this can lead to more serious conditions, such as myocardial infarction, ...
  • Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Katikaneni, S.P.; Souentie, S.; Goosen, M. F. A. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2, 2015-09-25)
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., KATIKANENI, S.P., SOUENTIE, S. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(8), pages 1415-1428. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2
    Air plasma-sprayed (APS) coatings provide an ability to deposit a range of novel fuel cell materials at competitive costs. This work develops three separate types of composite anodes (Mo-Mo2C/Al2O3, Mo-Mo2C/ZrO2, Mo-Mo2C/TiO2) ...
  • The development of strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration from within the visual arts. 

    Scopa, Karen (The Robert Gordon University The Centre for Research in Art and Design, Gray's School of Art, 2003-07)
    The current cultural climate is stimulating an increasing interest in, and need for, collaboration throughout many fields of practice. Collaborative methods of art production are evident across a range of contemporary ...
  • Development of the "Water-specific P3 risk model": risks identified. 

    Korayem, M. I.; Ogunlana, O. Stephen; Boateng, Prince (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), 2015-11-25)
    KORAYEM, M.I., OGUNLANA, O.S. and BOATENG, P. 2015. Development of the “Water-specific P3 risk model”: risks identified. In Proceedings of CIB2015: “Going North for sustainability”: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK.
    Risk assessment is one of the key success factors of public-private partnerships (PPP) water projects. Factors such as utility condition problems, unsustained increase in water supply requirements, socio-technical issues ...
  • The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Edward Elgar, 2004)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. In: Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert (eds), Narrative and Discursive Approaches in Entrepreneurship: A Second Movements in Entrepreneurship Book. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 125 – 143.
    In this chapter we explore the genre of ‘Entrepreneurial Tales’, which we refer to as e-tales. The title is an obvious parody of the proverb, “The devil is in the detail” and reflects the power of entrepreneurial narratives, ...
  • Different dietary approaches for the treatment of obesity and the phenotypic responses to these diets. 

    Hession, Michelle (The Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Social Care, 2009-04)
    Currents treatments for obesity have been unsuccessful. It is essential that a patient-centred approach for obesity management is developed and for this to be successful other diet and lifestyle approaches need to be ...
  • Digestive metabolism of glucosinolates: a novel approach using urinary markers for estimating the release of glucosinolate breakdown products in the gastro-intestinal tract of mammals. 

    Rouzaud, Gabrielle C. M. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2001-04)
    Glucosinolates have been implicated as a mediator of the cancer-protective properties of cruciferous vegetables. Enzymatic hydrolysis of glucosinolates by plant or microbial myrosinase yields a range of metabolites ...
  • The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. 

    Royle, Jo; Laing, Audrey Frances (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2013.11.008, 2014-04)
    ROYLE, J. and LAING, A., 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International Journal of Information Management, 34 (2), 65-73.
    Scholarly literature suggests digital marketing skills gaps in industry, but these skills gaps are not clearly identified. The research aims to specify any digital marketing skills gaps encountered by professionals working ...
  • The digital matrix and the paperless print. 

    Thompson, Paul (Impact Press, 2011-09)
    THOMPSON, P., 2011. The digital matrix and the paperless print. In: S. HOSKINS, ed. IMPACT 6: multi-disciplinary printmaking conference proceedings. Bristol: Impact Press, p. 44 -
    This paper examines, from the perspective of a critically engaged practioner within the context of contemporary fine art printmaking practice, the concept of a “digital matrix” and the consequent “paperless print”. It ...
  • Dimension-specific search for advanced applications. 

    Zi, Huang; Shen, Heng Tao; Song, Dawei; Li, Xue; Rueger, Stefan (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_60 The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com., 2009-03)
    HUANG, Z., SHEN, H. T., SONG, D., LI, X. and RUEGER, S., 2009. Dimension-specific search for multimedia retrieval. In: X. ZHOU et al., eds. Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 14th International Conference, DASFAA 2009, Brisbane, Australia, April 2009, Proceedings. 21-23 April 2009. Berlin: Springer. pp. 693-698.
    Observing that current Global Similarity Measures (GSM) which average the effect of few significant differences on all dimensions may cause pos- sible performance limitation, we propose the first Dimension-specific ...
  • Dimensionality reduction for dimension-specific search. 

    Huang, Zi; Shen, Heng Tao; Zhou, Xiaofang; Song, Dawei; Ruger, Stefan (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1277741.1277940, 2007)
    HUANG, Z., SHEN, H., ZHOU, X., SONG, D. and RUGER, S. 2007. Dimensionality reduction for dimension-specific search. In: C. CLARKE, N. FUHR, N. KANDO, W. KRAAIJ and A. DE VRIES, eds. Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. 23-27 July 2007. Amsterdam. pp. 849-850
    Dimensionality reduction plays an important role in efficient similarity search, which is often based on k-nearest neighbor (k-NN) queries over a high-dimensional feature space. In this paper, we introduce a novel type ...
  • Dimensionality reduction in patch-signature based protein structure matching. 

    Huang, Zi; Zhou, Xiaofang; Song, Dawei; Bruza, Peter D. (Australian Computer Society. http://www.crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV49Huang.pdf, 2006-01)
    HUANG, Z., ZHOU, X., SONG, D. and BRUZA, P., 2006. Dimensionality reduction in patch-signature based protein structure matching. In: G. DOBBIE and J. BAILEY, eds. Database Technologies 2006: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Database Conference (ADC2006). 16-19 January 2006. Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Computer Society, pp. 89-97.
    Searching bio-chemical structures is becoming an important application domain of information re- trieval. This paper introduces a protein structure matching problem and formulates it as an infor- mation retrieval ...