Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

Partnering to Promote Service Continuity in the Event of an Emergency: A Successful Collaboration Between Two Interlibrary Loan Departments (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Much of traditional library disaster planning focuses on recovery of facilities and collections, while relatively little planning focuses on preparing libraries to continue to offer selected services to their patrons throughout a disaster [1]. This article reports about a service continuity plan developed by two academic health sciences libraries’ interlibrary loan (ILL) departments, who […]

Assisting Victims of Sexual Offences: Ensuring a Professional Service by the Saps--How It Affects Medical Practitioners (Medicine and the Law) (South African Police Service)

Assisting Victims of Sexual Offences: Ensuring a Professional Service by the Saps–How It Affects Medical Practitioners (Medicine and the Law) (South African Police Service)

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (1) (SOA Act) requires the National Commissioner of Police to publish a National Instruction (the Instruction) to ensure that the South African Police Service (SAPS) provide a professional service to assist victims of sexual offences. (2) This has been issued (3) and defines medical practitioners […]

Liaison Librarian Tiers: Levels of Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Liaison Librarian Tiers: Levels of Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) serve more than 12,000 faculty, students, staff, and administrators distributed among 6 colleges (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health professions, and veterinary medicine) as well as associated centers and institutes (i.e., the Institute on Aging and the University of Florida Shands […]

Child Consent in South African Law: Implications for Researchers, Service Providers and Policy-Makers (Original Articles)

Child Consent in South African Law: Implications for Researchers, Service Providers and Policy-Makers (Original Articles)

Children under the age of 18 are legal minors and, accordingly, have limited legal capacity to act independently without the assistance of an adult. (1) However, South African legislators recognised that children have evolving capacity, and consequently passed laws that permit children to make certain decisions independently. Some of these laws are in operation, while […]

Hawaii Medical Association v. Hawaii Medical Service Association

Hawaii Medical Association v. Hawaii Medical Service Association

Inasmuch as appeal Nos. 25923 and 25924 present identical relevant facts and similar legal issues, we consolidated these appeals for purposes of disposition, pursuant to Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure (HRAP) Rule 3(b) (2004).Central to both appeals are the interpretation of an arbitration agreement and whether the plaintiffs in both actions have stated claims of […]