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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval AMR 2009 held in Madrid Spain in September 2009 The 12 revised full papers and the invited contribution presented were carefully reviewed The papers are organized in topical sections on grasping multimedia streams pinpointing music adapting distances understanding images and around the user
This is a remarkable look at finance and its role in society in 1916 and is incredibly insightful for today
This survey looks closely at academic public and special libraries that have adopted are thinking of adopting or have rejected the idea of adopting RFID technology for library inventory control cataloging and other functions The report gives detailed data from nearly 100 libraries worldwide on spending on RFID sensors gates tags and other technology equipment and supplies relating amounts spent vendors used and institutional experiences and assessments If your library uses or is thinking of using RFID this report tells you which suppliers libraries are using what is their experience and how much are they spending The report looks at security and safety issues privacy issues impact on library staff impact on productivity impact on patron theft trends in use for non-book materials and many other issues of concern to librarians using or thinking of using RFID technology Data is broken out by library size for US and non US libraries for academic public and special libraries and by other useful criteria