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UNICUM: a Portal to Dutch Academic Heritage  [cached]
Henriette Reerink
Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries , 2012,
Abstract: The UNICUM development project, commissioned by the Academic Heritage Foundation (SAE), is being carried out by the five classic Dutch universities in 2010–11. UNICUM, short for ‘University Collections and University Museums’, has received a national government grant to create a digital portal to Dutch academic heritage. The portal will present both academic archives and museum and library collections. Images, collection metadata and items can be found on one site. The UNICUM idea is inspired by the Online Archive California. The project is important because it crosses the traditional sector boundaries between museums, libraries and archives, it creates awareness of the opportunities this cross-sectoral approach offers, and it retains the context of — and the relation between — objects within collections as a whole. Moreover, the joint effort brings to light the importance of creating metadata according to international standards to stimulate re-use and exchange of content. In addition, UNICUM has to be regarded as a technical project in which multi-level descriptions will be presented and browsed in a structured way (collections linked to objects and archives linked to separate documents). After the project is finished, the focus will shift to generating content. UNICUM aims to create structured and integrated access to academic heritage by: using international standards (CCO, CDWA Lite, Dublin Core) to stimulate exchange of metadata; examining the potential of EAD as an exchange standard for (non-archival) collections and for structuring related items; determining a common method and creating an input module for registration at collection level; formulating ‘Best Practice Guidelines’ for registration of material at collection and item level; choosing available and established thesauri which comprise all aspects of the future content; developing an integrated format for thematic and highlight descriptions; focusing on the interrelation between items on the one hand and collections as a whole on the other, and vice versa, an interrelation which tells the story of and gives meaning to cultural heritage; harvesting of the content of the aggregation by Europeana.
A Portal to Dutch Academic Heritage: www.academischecollecties.nl
Henriette Reerink
Studium : Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteits-Geschiedenis , 2013,
Abstract: The UNICUM development project, commissioned by the Dutch Academic Heritage Foundation Stichting Academisch Erfgoed (SAE), has been carried out by the five classic Dutch universities in 2010– 2012. UNICUM, short for ‘University Collections and University Museums’, has received a national government grant to create a digital portal to Dutch academic heritage. The portal, which can be reached via www.academischecollecties.nl, presents both academic archives and museum and library collections. Images, collection metadata and items can be found on one site. The UNICUM idea is inspired by the Online Archive of California. The project is important because it crosses the traditional sector boundaries between museums, libraries and archives, it creates awareness of the opportunities which this cross-sectoral approach offers, and it retains the context of – and the relation between – objects within collections as a whole. Moreover, the joint effort brings to light the importance of creating metadata according to international standards to stimulate re-use and exchange of content. In addition, UNICUM intended to be a technical project in which multi-level descriptions are presented and can be browsed in a structured way (collections linked to objects, and archives linked to separate documents). Now the project is finished, the focus will shift to generating content.
A portal to Dutch academic heritage – www.academischecollecties.nl  [PDF]
Henriette Reerink
University Museums and Collections Journal , 2012,
Abstract: The UNICUM development project, commissioned by the Dutch Academic Heritage Foundation (SAE), has been carried out by the five classic Dutch universities in 2010-12. UNICUM, short for ‘University Collections and University Museums’, has received a national government grant to create a digital portal to Dutch academic heritage. The portal, which can be reached via www.academischecollecties.nl, presents both academic archives and museum and library collections. Images, collection metadata and items can be found on one site. The UNICUM idea is inspired by the Online Archive of California. The project is important because it crosses the traditional sector boundaries between museums, libraries and archives; it creates awareness of the opportunities that this cross-sectoral approach offers; and it retains the context of – and the relation between – objects within collections as a whole. Moreover, the joint effort brings to light the importance of creating metadata according to international standards to stimulate re-use and exchange of content. In addition, UNICUM was intended to be a technical project in which multi-level descriptions are presented and can be browsed in a structured way (collections linked to objects, and archives linked to separate documents). Now that the project is finished, the focus will shift to generating content.
Silence in Intercultural Collaboration: A Sino-Dutch Research Centre  [PDF]
Nick W. Verouden, Maarten C. A. van der Sanden, Noelle Aarts
Advances in Applied Sociology (AASoci) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2018.82008
Abstract: China is widely recognized as a significant scientific partner for Western universities. Given that many Western universities are now operating in the Chinese context, this study investigates the everyday conversations in which international partnerships are collaboratively developed and implemented. In particular, it draws attention to the interpretations of the meanings attached to silence in these conversations, and how these can have unintended consequences for how these joint partnerships are accomplished. The findings come from an ethnographic case study that investigated collaboration within the context of setting up a Sino-Dutch research centre between the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and South China University of Technology (SCUT) as experienced by Dutch researchers in their interaction with their Chinese partners. The findings reveal that the Dutch researchers attached meaning to what was not said by the Chinese, interpreting it as lack of communication, resulting in judgements, uncontested trusts, and distancing that negatively influenced the achievement of common goals. Finally, the relevance of the findings is discussed for those managing communication in international academic partnerships.
Organisational design elements and competencies for optimising the expertise of knowledge workers in a shared services centre  [cached]
Mark Ramsey,Nicolene Barkhuizen
South African Journal of Human Resource Management , 2011, DOI: 10.4102/sajhrm.v9i1.307
Abstract: Orientation: Organisations are still structured according to the Industrial Age control model that restricts optimising the expertise of knowledge workers. Research purpose: The general aim of the research was to explore the organisation design elements and competencies that contribute to optimising the expertise of knowledge workers in a shared services centre. Motivation for the study: Current organisational design methodologies do not emphasise optimising the expertise of knowledge workers. This research addresses the challenge of how an organisation design can improve the creation and availability of the expertise of knowledge workers. Research design/approach method: The researcher followed a qualitative case study research design and collected data in six focus group sessions (N = 25). Main findings: The findings showed that the shared services centre (SSC) is not designed to enable its structure, culture and codifying system to optimise the expertise of knowledge workers. In addition, the SSC does not share the knowledge generated with other knowledge workers. Furthermore, it does not use the output of the knowledge workers to improve business processes. Practical/managerial implications: The expertise of knowledge workers is the basis of competitive advantage. Therefore, managers should create an organisational design that is conducive to optimising knowledge work expertise. Contribution/value add: This research highlights the important organisational design elements and supportive organisational structures for optimising the expertise of knowledge workers. The research also proposes a framework for optimising the expertise of knowledge workers and helping an organisation to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. How to cite this article: Ramsey, M, & Barkhuizen, N. (2011). Organisational design elements and competencies for optimising the expertise of knowledge workers in a shared services centre. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 9(1), Art. #307, 15 pages. doi:10.4102/sajhrm.v9i1.307
Complutense Art Centre – A new space for the heritage and the contemporary art in the Complutense University of Madrid  [PDF]
Alejandra Gómez Martín
University Museums and Collections Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Complutense Art Centre (c art c) is located in the centre of the University City. In 2009, it began with a new room of temporary exhibitions approximately 400qm for showing contemporary artists and the heritage of the university. In a second phase, 700qm will be adapted in a permanent exhibition space. The aim is to show a selection of the most emblematic works of our heritage.
In Transition towards Sustainability: Bridging the Business and Education Sectors of Regional Centre of Expertise Greater Sendai Using Education for Sustainable Development-Based Social Learning  [PDF]
Paul Ofei-Manu,Satoshi Shimano
Sustainability , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/su4071619
Abstract: This article discusses a business-school collaborative learning partnership in the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Greater Sendai. This partnership is further linked to a broader context of multi-stakeholder public participation in the RCE that was set up to advance the ESD agenda in the region. The authors propose a conceptual framework for multi-stakeholder, ESD-based social learning within the RCE with the aim of enabling the creation of a sustainability-literate society. This proposal is based on the results of students’ prior experience in ESD activities, optimal age for ESD learning and future job choices presented in this paper, together with a reported article that the levels of sustainability of the two sectoral organizations were mixed and hence need improvement. The paper argues that it will be good to focus on bridging the business and education sectors by building ESD capacity of the children and youth in the formal education sector. It contends this could be done through collaborative learning using the government-mandated “Period of Integrated Studies” (PIS) in the Japanese primary and secondary school curriculum. Additionally, it will be appropriate for the RCE Greater Sendai Steering Committee to facilitate and coordinate the learning processes and also promote networking and cooperative interactions among the actors and stakeholders in the region. Recommendations for improvement of the learning partnerships in RCE Greater Sendai are made for consideration at the local and national policy levels.
The prevalence and management of heart failure in Dutch nursing homes; design of a multi-centre cross-sectional study
Mari?lle AMJ Daamen, Jan PH Hamers, Anton PM Gorgels, Hans-Peter Brunner-la Rocca, Frans ES Tan, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Jos MGA Schols
BMC Geriatrics , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-12-29
Abstract: Nursing home residents in the southern part of the Netherlands, aged over 65?years and receiving long-term somatic or psychogeriatric care will be included in the study. A panel of two cardiologists and a geriatrician will diagnose heart failure based on data collected from actual clinical examinations (including history, physical examination, ECG, cardiac markers and echocardiography), patient records and questionnaires. Care dependency will be measured using the Care Dependency Scale. To measure the quality of life of the participating residents, the Qualidem will be used for psychogeriatric residents and the SF-12 and VAS for somatic residents.The study will provide an insight into the actual prevalence and management of heart failure in nursing home residents as well as their quality of life and care dependency.Dutch trial register NTR2663
Expertise of Early Childhood Educators  [cached]
Iiris Happo,Kaarina M??tt?
International Education Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v4n3p91
Abstract: Every preschool age child in Finland has the right to day care and the expertise of educators is multidimensional. The aim of this article is to clarify the expertise of those early childhood educators, who have the competence of kindergarten teachers (n = 80). The data consisted of the early educators’ stories of their growth towards expertise. The analysis was carried out by the methods of content analysis. As the results, three key competences of the informants were created: 1) contextual knowledge, 2) cooperation and communication knowledge, and 3) pedagogical knowledge. This research shows that the educators’ work has become more and more collegial and it is necessary to expand a notion of individual expertise into the realm of collaborative and socially shared expertise.
Processing expertise systematically
Processing Expertise Systematically

Xiaohui Liu,
Liu
,Xiaohui

计算机科学技术学报 , 1991,
Abstract: The lack of a systematic approach to the management of expertise represents a major difficulty for knowledge engineers. In this paper, we present a framework for assessing knowledge-based expert systems. We show by examples how this framework may be used to guide the development of these systems. Finally, we discuss the implications of this work and suggest areas of interest for future research.
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