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From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Brazil v South Africa: what can the BRICS tell us about overcoming inequality?

From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Brazil v South Africa: what can the BRICS tell us about overcoming inequality? | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

trendwatching.com in the media: 2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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 Celebration nation - In 2013, global cultural capital will continue to be reshaped just as dynamically as its financial equivalent. One result? Across the next 12 months, emerging markets will proudly export and flaunt their national and cultural heritage, and South Africa is no different. Symbols, lifestyles and traditions that were previously downplayed, if not denied, are being reinvented to become a source of pride for domestic consumers, and of interest to global consumers."

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Assessing Campus Libraries

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Students are satisfied overall with the role academic libraries play in their lives, but more than a third of them do not see the libraries as crucial to their academic success, according to a new survey.

 

The study, conducted by Library Journal, gathered data from 2,516 students at four- and two-year colleges about their opinions and habits in relation to their campus libraries and online library portals.

In many respects libraries fared well.

 

The survey found that more than half (55 percent) of students typically find what they are looking for on a typical visit to either libraries or library portals.

 

“Of notable concern is the decrease in assurance that the academic library helps students understand what is being learned in class and offers unique support,” write the authors of the report, which is not freely available.

 

Read more:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/30/survey-suggests-students-feel-satisfied-not-escstatic-about-library-services

 


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What are the libraries of the future going to look like?  Do we really need them?

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Innovation in the Social Age

Innovation in the Social Age | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur explores the innovation behind three companies -- Foursquare, Square and Zappos.
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Map details which countries are welcoming to foreigners | SmartPlanet

Map details which countries are welcoming to foreigners | SmartPlanet | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum has ranked all countries by openness to foreigners for some surprising — and not-so-surprising — results.
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There are only a few trends in countries’ openness to foreigners that jump out immediately upon looking at the map: First, Asian countries (with the exception of Thailand) aren’t very welcoming — which, to travelers who have been to Asia, isn’t super surprising. Within Asia, southeast Asian countries tend to be more welcoming than, say, China or Korea, which fits with both regions’ reputations.

Second, Western European countries are very welcoming, but Eastern European countries not so much — again, probably not a surprise to those who have been to both regions.

But then, there are other areas of the map that are more confounding, such as South America, which is a mix of more open countries like Brazil and countries less welcoming to visitors such as Venezuela."

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