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Redetermination of l-tryptophan hydrobromide
Kirsty Stewart
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2009, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536809017322
Abstract: The redetermined crystal structure of the title compound, C11H13N2O2+·Br , is reported. Data collection at 100 K about three crystallographic axes resulted in a crystal structure with significantly higher precision in comparison to the two-dimensional data collected at 176 K [Takigawa et al. [(1966) Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn, 39, 2369–2378]. The carboxyl group and indole ring system are planar, with maximum deviations of 0.002 (2) and 0.007 (2) , respectively, and make an angle of 70.17 (1)° with each other. The molecules are arranged in double layers of carboxyl and amino groups parallel to the ab plane, stabilized by an extensive network of N—H...Br and O—H...Br hydrogen bonds. The polar layer is held together by a network of three N—H...Br hydrogen bonds and one O—H...Br hydrogen bond. In the non-polar layer, the indole rings are linked mainly by electrostatic N—H...C interactions between the polarized bond N—H (H is δ+) of the pyrrole unit and two of the ring C atoms (δ ) of the benzene rings of adjacent molecules. The distances of these electrostatic interactions are 2.57 and 2.68 , respectively. C—H...O and C—H...π interactions are also present.
Peter Ledwaba,Orde Q. Munro,Kirsty Stewart
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2009, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536809002384
Abstract: The title compound, C22H14F3N3, is a versatile tridentate N-donor ligand consisting of a terpyridyl (terpy) molecule substituted in the 4′-position by a phenyl group, itself substituted in an ortho-position by a bulky trifluoromethyl group. The phenyl ring is twisted as a result of steric interactions involving the bulky trifluoromethyl substituent. This is reflected in the dihedral angle between the mean plane through the C atoms of the phenyl ring and the terpyridyl unit being 69.2 (1)°. The crystal structure contains no short van der Waals contacts. However, the terpy units stack in a head-to-tail orientation perpendicular to the c axis. The structure is is loosely stabilized by π–π interactions between the terminal pyridine rings of adjacent molecules along the stack. The perpendicular distance between the mean planes through the terpy moieties of adjacent molecules is 3.4 (1) .
Allen Mambanda,Deogratius Jaganyi,Kirsty Stewart
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2009, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536809001366
Abstract: In the title compound, C16H21N3, the dihedral angle between the two pyridine rings is 88.11 (9)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked through intermolecular C—H...π interactions, forming a layer expanding parallel to the (10overline{1}) plane.
Absence et désir : moteurs de création dans Amandes et melon de Madeleine Monette
Kirsty Bell
Synergies Canada , 2012,
Abstract: Le roman Amandes et melon de Madeleine Monette joue sur le rapport intime qui se tisse entre l’absence et le désir, mettant en scène une artiste, Elvire, qui a recours à la peinture pour comprendre l’absence d’un être aimé. Le roman explore ainsi les fa ons dont la narration et l’image visuelle peuvent évoquer l’absence ainsi que les multiples fa ons dont l’absence et le désir s’informent dans et par la création artistique. De plus, c’est souvent par le genre pictural de la nature morte que le roman affiche sa conception du rapport qui existe entre l’art, l’absence et le désir. Cette analyse se penche sur ces phénomènes afin de cerner les ressemblances et les dissemblances entre les pratiques littéraires de l’écrivaine et les pratiques plastiques du personnage artiste que l’écrivaine met en scène.
Assessment and Management of Invasive Alien Predators
Kirsty Park
Ecology and Society , 2004,
Abstract: Although invasive alien species have been identified as the second greatest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss, characterizing and quantifying their impacts on native species and habitats remains a fundamental problem in conservation biology. Here, I review the techniques that are currently used to assess the impact of invasive alien species on biodiversity, highlighting both their uses in invasive species ecology and their limitations in establishing a causal relationship. Adopting a hypothesis-driven experimental approach to impact assessment, and to eradication efforts through adaptive management, would benefit our ecological understanding of invasive species without delaying critical management action that could reduce the spread of invasive species populations
The True Story About Me: Isabelle Eberhardt, the Legend of the Kahina and the Construction of Identity
Kirsty Bennett
United Academics Journal of Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: Isabelle Eberhardt’s larger than life biography has exerted an extraordinary hold on the occidental feminist imagination and yet her writing, from fiction to journalism, remains in her shadow. In this article Eberhardt’s identity politics are contextualised around the historiography of the Kahina legend in Algeria; and examined in relation to the textual construction of her Islamic identity; further complicated by a negotiation of the strategic political manoeuvres that Eberhardt undertakes to further her literary career. It is part of my wider research and construction of Eberhardt for the twenty- first century: moving away from the gender ambiguities to focus on her literary and Islamic identity.
Kirsty Hughes
Romanian Journal of European Affairs (RJEA) , 2002,
Abstract: The future of Europe Convention is now three months into its task of finding answers to the challenges and questions of the Laeken declaration. The central issue for the Convention is whether it can find a route through the multitude of questions and create a strong consensus on substantive answers to the three big challenges of democratizing the EU, organizing the politics and policies of the enlarged EU, and developing the EU’s voice in the world. The enlarged EU of 25 or more members has to be able to cope in both democratic and efficiency terms with the increased numbers of member states, and increased diversity in economic and political interests and circumstances. The status quo is not an option or the enlarged EU will rapidly find its decision-making and operational mechanisms seizing up - it will be a stalled and inefficient EU. The politics of the Convention are unfolding slowly and a myriad of political alignments are emerging. But some key differences are emerging already - particularly the traditional battle between intergovernmentalists and integrationists. The relative role and powers of the Council and Commission will be central in determining the nature of the future EU. Fundamental reform of both institutions is vital in both efficiency and democratic terms. One of the big risks is that energy is concentrated on the relative power of the two institutions and not on their effective reform. Proposals for a new, five-year, appointed President of the European Council go in this direction - they will not improve legitimacy and precisely duplicate the characteristics of the current Commission President. The paper identifies 5 scenarios for the future EU to summarize the potential outcomes of different sets of decisions by Convention and IGC: emergent global political power; struggling global power; efficient but weak EU; efficient but unstable EU; technocratic, stalled and inefficient EU.
Lack of Annual Reports Make it Difficult to Analyze Library Strategic Credibility. A Review of: Staines, G. (2009). Towards an assessment of strategic credibility in academic libraries. Library Management, 30(3), 148-162.
Kirsty Thomson
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2011,
Abstract: Objective – To investigate whether libraries achieve strategic credibility by assessing if strategic planning goals match the achievements described in annual reports. Design – Content analysis of annual reports and strategic plans from a sample of Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Setting – Academic libraries in Canada and the United States of America. Subjects – A random sample of 12 Canadian and 16 American academic libraries. All libraries were members of ARL. Methods – The researcher contacted the directors of 28 ARL libraries and asked for copies of their strategic plans and annual reports. She also visited the websites of libraries to obtain the reports. The contents of the strategic plans and annual reports were analyzed, and trends in the Canadian and American strategic plans were identified. Main Results – This study found that only 39% of ARL libraries produce annual reports, making it difficult to assess if libraries have strategic credibility, as their strategic plans cannot be assessed against annual reports. The strategic plans gathered in this study were analyzed and emerging themes were identified. These included physical library space (renovations, expansions or new buildings); offsite storage; assessment (both of the libraries’ services, and of information literacy training); development activities such as fundraising and marketing; and personnel issues. Cultural differences also were found inthe strategic plans, with American libraries being more focused on trends such as digitization and institutional repositories, andCanadian libraries’ plans being more focused on users’ needs. Trends in annual reports were not reported due to the small number ofannual reports in the sample. Conclusion – This study gives a snapshot ofthe trends in strategic plans of ARL members. It shows that many ARL members do not produce an annual report, and that it istherefore difficult to assess if their strategicplans are implemented successfully. Thearticle hypothesizes that the communication ofachievements may now be part ofdevelopment and marketing efforts, ratherthan traditional annual reports.
Teams Are Now Used by Many Technical Services Departments in Academic Libraries. A Review of: Zhu, L. (2011). Use of teams in technical services in academic libraries. Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services 35, 69-82. doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2011.03.013
Kirsty Thomson
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Objective – An investigation of the use ofteams in technical services, provision oftraining on team-working, characteristics oftechnical services teams, and the effectivenessof teams. Design – Survey comprising of 19 closedquestions and one open question. Setting – Technical services departments inacademic libraries. Subjects– Responses were received from 322library staff members. Of those, 294 answeredthe survey question about team-basedtechnical services and 55.9% of respondentscompleted the full survey. Methods – An online survey was promotedvia seven technical services electronic mail listsand was conducted using SurveyMonkey. Main Results – The survey found that 39% oftechnical services were entirely team-based,18% were partly team-based, and 43% did notuse teams. Information was gathered about thenumber of teams, team nomenclature, andhow long teams have been used. This researchhighlighted the lack of provision of trainingand documentation about working in teams. Conclusion – Many respondents have team-basedtechnical services, and most participantsfound that working in teams had a positiveimpact. A systematic application of this surveyis planned for the future.
Courses Studied by New York Librarianship Students Affect Their Perceived Readiness for Employment. A Review of: Creel, S. L., & Pollicino, E. B. (2012). Practitioners’ & LIS students’ perceptions on preparedness in the New York metropolitan area. Education for Information, 29, 53-69. doi: 10.3233/EFI-2010-0911
Kirsty Thomson
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Objective – To investigate whetherlibrarianship students felt ready to enter theworkforce, and whether practitioners feltrecent graduates were suitably prepared. Design – Survey. Setting – A university in New York City, andschool and public librarians working in theNew York metropolitan area. Subjects – 55 MLS students, 167 school librarypractitioners, and 181 public librarypractitioners. Methods – Students surveyed practitionersabout new graduates’ readiness to work aslibrarians. The students also assessed theirown readiness. Main Results – Detailed analysis of differencesbetween the responses of the four subjectgroups – public librarians, school librarians,public library students, and school librarystudents – for each of six survey statements isprovided. Practitioners and students felt thatschool librarianship graduates were moreprepared for work than public librarianshipgraduates. This may have been due todifferences in the practical components of theircourses. Conclusion – Preparedness for libraryemployment is related to the courses studiedby librarianship students.
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