70 results for Report, Use commercially

  • Leading in Collaborative, Complex Education Systems

    Gilbert, J

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Data fitness for use in research on alien and invasive species

    McGeoch, M; Groom, QJ; Pagad, Shyama; Petrosyan, V; Wilson, J; Ruiz, G (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The discovery, access and appropriate use of primary biodiversity data are critical for alien and invasive species (A&IS) research at continental, regional, country and subnational scales. Sustainable, reliable, timely, and accessible data on A&IS is essential to the long-term management of this key threat to biodiversity, including the ability of countries to meet the Honolulu Challenge and to achieve Aichi Target 9 of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. GBIF provides a range of essential information services for A&IS researchers, including but not limited to taxonomic and occurrence information. After broad consultation with the research and A&IS community, a suite of recommendations were identified under five broad topic areas: 1) Strategic approaches, 2) Improving existing data, 3) Expanding information content, 4) Functionality, and 5) Communication and engagement. Several recommendations are relevant for other data users, but the availability, quality and timeliness of these data are especially critical for A&IS because of the real-world consequences resulting from the negative impacts of biological invasions. Alien species occurrence includes taxonomically verified species presence records or absence information at a locality with a geographic coordinate, or in a prescribed area, such as a management or geopolitical unit or site (Latombe et al. 2016). Alien species occurrence information is the single most important variable necessary to support research, monitoring and management of A&IS.

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  • Protecting Civilians in an Urban Conflict Lessons Learned from Australia’s Deployment Following the Timor Leste Crisis 2006-2007

    Powles, AR; Cox, B

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    Massey University

    The protection of civilians in urban conflict environments is a dynamic of contemporary peacekeeping operations which has received far less attention than it deserves. Urban zones are fast becoming the new territories of conflict and violence and this, what has been termed, the “new military urbanism”, is recognised within contemporary military doctrine1 as a defining feature of modern warfare and armed conflict. However, inadequate consideration of the implications of urban epicentres of conflict on the protection of civilians has been given in the context of peacekeeping operations. The specific characteristics and dynamics of violence generated by an urban environment create unique challenges for the protection of civilians and have considerable implications for how peacekeepers implement protection of civilian mandates.

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  • Supporting People With Gambling Problems to Seek Help and Recover: Guidelines for the Public

    Bond, KS; Jorm, AF; Miller, HE; Rodda, S; Reavley, NJ; Kelly, CM; Kitchener, BA

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • How value chains can share value and incentivise land use practices: a white paper

    Saunders, Caroline M.; Dalziel, Paul C.; Wilson, Mark M. J.; McIntyre, Tiffany; Collier, H.; Kaye-Blake, William H.; Mowat, A.; Olsen, T.; Reid, John D.

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    Lincoln University

    This white paper was commissioned by the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge to test the hypothesis that the more collaborative a value chain is, the greater is the value that New Zealand producers, processors and manufacturers in the land and water sector can capture from profiling the desirable ‘credence attributes’ of its production systems (‘the New Zealand story’), targeted at consumer segments. The analysis in this paper draws on the published results of the MBIE-funded research programme, Maximising Export Returns, and a structured literature review based on the keywords “market orientation of value chains” and “food”.

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  • Automating R Demonstration Videos

    Murrell, Paul (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This document describes a proof-of-concept for producing R demonstration videos in a fully-automated manner. The ???script??? for the video consists of a text file containing code chunks paired with text commentary. The video is produced by running the code while recording a screen capture, using text-to-speech software to record audio of the commentary, then combining video and audio with appropriate timings and pauses.

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  • Initial Teacher Education Outcomes: Standards for Graduating Teachers: a Paper for Discussion

    Aitken, G; Sinnema, Claire; Meyer, Frauke (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Building women's leadership: evaluation of the contribution of Australia Awards Scholarships

    Lockley, A; Ovington, K; Shah, Ritesh (2015-12)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The evaluation found that Australia Award scholarships have been a very effective tool for building women???s leadership. Tertiary studies have given women from developing countries the professional skills that have helped them advance their careers despite persistent gender barriers. Importantly studying in Australia was found to have been transformative for women from countries where restrictive social and cultural norms limit their opportunities. Scholarships have enabled many women to develop the personal attributes, vision and broad range of skills needed for leadership. However, the full potential of scholarships to build women???s leadership has yet to be realised. Opportunities for DFAT to enhance the contribution of Australia Awards to women???s leadership form the basis of six recommendations. Actions needed to improve women???s leadership outcomes include increasing women???s access to scholarships and a more strategic use of different types of Australia Award and post award activities.

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  • Transition from visual condition rating of cracking, shoving and ravelling to automatic data collection

    Henning, Theunis; Morrow, GJ (2017-05-29)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Robust condition data feeding into asset management processes is a key step towards having confidence in long-term strategies for renewals and replacements. The manual condition rating system was originally developed as an input into the treatment selection algorithm; however, in later years the data has been used for pavement deterioration modelling and trend monitoring, which are outside the intended scope of the rating system. It was therefore not unexpected that both field inspectors and researchers highlighted shortcomings in the quality and repeatability of manually recorded data. Automated scanning technologies promise to overcome many of the issues associated with manual condition data collection. However, before a wide-spread adoption of the scanning technology is possible, research had to prove the accuracy of the measurements and determine the impact of new data items in the asset management processes. This research addressed both these items and has concluded the technology is ready for adoption in New Zealand. However, fully automated surveys yield less than desirable accuracy with a high portion of false negatives identified. All scanning surveys must be supplemented by appropriate manual quality assurance processes.

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  • The relationship between vehicle axle loadings and pavement wear on local roads

    Arnold, G; Henning, Theunis; Alabaster, D; Greenslade, F; Fussell, A; Craw, R (2017-06-14)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In New Zealand heavy vehicles are charged for using the road based on the damage caused passing over the road. The current approach to charging has its origins in American research that found doubling an axle load increased the damage as a power function with an exponent of 4, known as the Fourth Power Law. This was developed with limited pavement and vehicle load types not representative of most of the roads in New Zealand. This research provided reliable evidence on the wear characteristics of New Zealand local road pavements from accelerated pavement loading studies at the Canterbury Accelerated Pavement Testing Indoor Facility (CAPTIF). The aim was to determine the relative damage on different pavement types/strengths. The data was extended with rut depth modelling with repeated load triaxial data and validated with field data from the nationwide long-term pavement performance sites. A relationship was found between pavement life tested at CAPTIF plus the rut depth modelling and the damage law exponent for the 4 and 6 tonne equivalent axle loads. For short-life pavements the damage law exponent increased.

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  • 'DOM' Version 0.2

    Murrell, Paul (2016-09-14)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This report describes changes in version 0.2 of the ???DOM??? package for R. Version 0.1 of ???DOM??? allowed HTML content to be added to a web page (or removed or modified); version 0.2 adds the ability to append SVG content to a web page.

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  • 'DOM' Version 0.4

    Murrell, Paul (2016-11-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This report describes changes in version 0.4 of the ???DOM??? package for R. The main change in this version is the addition of new functions that allow control over the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) content of a web page. This provides programmatic control over the styling of HTML and SVG content on a page.

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  • Institutional Integrity, Corruption, and Taxation

    Brock, Gillian (2014-03-13)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    What is institutional integrity and how is it related to institutional corruption? In the first part of this paper an account of institutional corruption is presented, such that institutional integrity has been eroded in one or more of a set of relevant dimensions. However, the main part of this paper explores the ways in which institutional corruption exists in taxation institutions. The paper also begins the project of developing strategies for addressing the institutional corruption that the analysis exposes, clarifies some of the many agents whose participation is required to address the issues, and outlines the principles that could be used to assign responsibilities to relevant stakeholders in determining what various agents ought to do to combat fiscal institutional corruption.

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  • Listening to Male Survivors of Church Sexual Abuse

    Figueroa Alvear, Rocío; Tombs, David (2016-12)

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    University of Otago

    This report is available in English and Spanish

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  • Escuchando a sobrevivientes masculinos de abuso sexual en la Iglesia

    Figueroa Alvear, Rocío; Tombs, David (2016-12)

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    University of Otago

    This report is available in English and Spanish

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  • Does the 'silent majority' support windfarms?Comparing opinions and motivations of wind farm submitters and non-submitters.

    Stephenson, Janet; Lawson, Rob; Hoffman, Matthew (2009)

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    University of Otago

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  • University of Otago Open Access Publishing Survey Results (including Maori ethnicity results)

    White, Richard; Remy, Melanie (2017-05-24)

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    University of Otago

    Abstract: Researchers at the University of Otago are ambivalent about Open Access: in principle they strongly support open access to research literature but their behaviours are driven by the practicalities of cost and publication venue. This document reports the results of a survey carried out in 2015 of University of Otago researchers as to their attitudes towards and behaviours in relation to open access publishing. This version of the report includes a sub-analysis of respondents who selected Maori ethnicity. The original version of the report without this sub-analysis is available via OUR Archive at http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6947 The project page for more information, such as the questions used and the anonymised raw data, is available at https://figshare.com/projects/University_of_Otago_Open_Access_Publishing_Survey_2015-16/17216

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  • Smart Homes: What New Zealanders think, have, and want.

    Ford, Rebecca; Peniamina, Rana (2016-05)

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    University of Otago

    The authors would like to acknowledge the Smart Grid Forum for funding this research. They thank Merdian, Powershop, Mercury, Genesis Energy, and solarcity for supporting the survey used in this analysis. They also acknowledge the aligned GREEN Grid research project, funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with co-funding from Transpower and the Electricity Engineers’ Association. The authors are grateful to the SEE Change Institute and Pacific Gas and Electric for sharing their survey instrument, which was adapted for use in New Zealand. By asking identical questions of participants in the US and New Zealand, a cross-country comparison of smart home development (forthcoming) can be made.

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  • Prosumer collectives: a review

    Ford, Rebecca; Whitaker, Juliet; Stephenson, Janet (2016-05)

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    University of Otago

    he authors would like to acknowledge the Smart Grid Forum for funding this research. They also acknowledge the aligned GREEN Grid research project, funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with co-funding from Transpower and the Electricity Engineers’ Association. We also acknowledge our reviewers, John Hancock and Gerry Carrington.

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  • Smart Grid Edge Technologies Case Studies of Early Adopters

    Ford, Rebecca (2016-05)

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    University of Otago

    The author would like to acknowledge the Smart Grid Forum for funding this research. We also acknowledge our reviewers, John Hancock and Gerry Carrington.

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