Tibet: from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library
This site provides free access to over 1,000 historic images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library. They include rare images of central Tibet taken by American explorers in 1900; photographs of Northern Tibet taken from photographs of northern Tibet are selected from the photographic collection of Harrison Forman (1932-1937) and a series of historic maps. Subject matter includes Buddhist monasteries, cities Information on copyright is displayed on the website wh
Aigine Cultural Research Center
The Traditional Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan website is maintained by the Aigine Cultural Research Center, a non-profit nongovernmental organization. It seeks to deepen knowledge about traditional knowledge pertaining to the ethnic Kyrgyz population. This includes coverage of ecological knowledge, traditional healing, ethno medicine, oral history and family practices. It is therefore of interest to anthropologists of the region. The site includes collections of video and photograph materials. Copyrig
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
Financial management in the European Union
This site provides access to the full text of the report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts select committee in June 2009, as HC 698 session 2009-10. The 20 page report provides an assessment of the financial management and performance of the EU. It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures in EU accounting and future reforms required.
100(0) Schlüsseldokumente der russischen und sowjetischen Geschichte (1917 1991)
A project maintained by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich which provides free access to a growing collection of key documents relating to the history of the Soviet Union in the 20th Century. They include materials relating to the Russian revolution and the fall of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917, the rise of the Communist State and Soviet Bloc, Stalin and the Cold War and the fall of Communism in the 1990s. Each entry is fully indexed with detailed annotations on the content and importance of
Atlas Des Deutschen Reichs
This site provides access to an online atlas of the German Empire which was published by Ludwig Ravenstein in 1883. It was digitised as a special project of the University of West Madison Libraries and is suitable for downloading as PDF files. The site includes details on the scale of the map, its coverage and possible usage as a source for historians researching the boundaries of the German Empire and families living within it. In addition to Germany, the maps of atlas also cover the bordering
Ebrary natural disaster and extreme weather searchable information center
This site has been created by Ebrary to provide a portal to information about natural disasters and extreme weather. It enables users to quickly search for government documents (mainly American agency) plus reports, guidelines, newsletters and manuals from inter-governmental agencies worldwide. Most items can be viewed online and downloaded free of charge. These cover all aspects of weather conditions. Sub--topics include hurricanes (including Hurricane Katrina); droughts, earthquakes, floods, c
Fedflix: free film from US government
FedFlix is a collaboration between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. It provides free access via the Internet to films from branches of the American government. These include public information films, historic film clips and footage from the National Archives; Department of War; Chicago Police Department; Mine Safety and Health Administration; United States Forest Service and Federal Civil Defense Administration among many other departments. The full range of Am
21st Century Councillor social media site
The 21st Century Councillor social media site. is a project of a number of UK organisations including The IDeAs Leadership Academy and Standards for England. It seeks to encourage local government personnel (councillors and public servants) to use social media in political communication. The site includes guides to using social media, case studies and links to key supporting resources. Social media includes blogs, Twitter and Web 2.0 applications.
Kitchens, women and perception : from the inside, looking out
Subtitled 'A study of kitchens in a rural area of Cochabamba, Bolivia', this MA thesis by Mariana Butrón Oporto was presented at Lund University, Sweden in 2002. "The objective of the present research is to make a study of kitchens in rural communities of Chimore Bolivia. The research assumes that the women spend more time in the kitchens, and in consequence are the most exposed group to the kitchen conditions, and that the management and characteristics of the kitchen have effects on the healt
RuNet Echo is a special project of Global Voices (which is funded by the Open Society Institute). It was created to investigate and analysis the growing role of the Internet in Russia and in the Russian-language worldwide community. It regularly monitors Russian language Internet sites, blogs and forums and publishes its comments and reports on their content, usage and surveillance and freedom. Topics covered include Russian bloggers, the use of the Internet in Russian politics (during Russian e
Hispana: directorio y recolector de recursos digitales
Hispana: repositorio de colecciones digitales de archivos, bibliotecas y museos españoles is a special project of the Spanish government (Ministerio de Cultura). It is a portal to digital archives and repositories from Libraries, museum and universities in Spain. It enables rapid cross searching of millions of online ebooks, journal articles, working papers prints, photographs, as well as Spanish elibrary initiatives. It is possible to search by keyword or browse. All subject areas of the human
CHARTER: Creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an E-Repository
This site forms part of the University of Exeter Digital Collections , an institutional repository which provides free access to information about (and in many cases the full text of ) research outputs from academic staff and researchers at the University of Exeter. This section contains materials from the CHARTER creating Heritage Artefacts for Research and Teaching in an E-Repository project which is making available 4,000 online images from the rare books and archives of the University. Topic
MetaBase Bibliografía en red
MetaBase Bibliografía en red is a searchable database of the holdings of a number of leading academic libraries, national libraries and research centres in Central America. Countries participating include: Mexico Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama Entries include bibliographic references for books, journals, reports, legal documents and multimedia materials held by the libraries. All topics from the humanities, social sciences and law are covered. Many materials relate t
Devolutions impact on low-income people and places
This site provides free access to the full text of a 20 page report by Jim McCormick and Anne Harrop which was published in January 2010. The paper summarises the impact of a decade of devolved government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland upon poverty and the lives of the poor. There are links to associated publications on the social and economic impact of devolution.
Celebrating the black presence in Westminster 1500-2000: Westminster City Council
This site is maintained by the City of Westminster Archives Centre. It provides information, listing s and access to some online exhibits about the history of Londons black population. This includes coverage of immigration, the slave trade and abolition and advice on sources for Black and Asian history in central London. Users to the site may access some digital images of photographs, manuscripts, prints and other documents. Copyright information is displayed on the website.
Medicare and medicaid: US GAO Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent agency, which works for Congress monitoring the efficiency of the American Federal government spending. This site provides free access to a collection of recent full text reports relating to health care services, health economics, health care spending and Medicare.
Power, voice and rights: a turning point for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific
This site provides free access to the full text of a report by UN Development Programme (UNDP) which was published in March 2010. The report examines gender inequality in the Asia-Pacific area, focusing on 3 specific areas: The report focuses on 3 areas economic power, political decision-making and legal rights― It analyses the problems women face, and how policies and attitudes can be changed to encourage gender equality. In addition to the full text of the report, the website also offe
Aletta: Institute for Womens History
Aletta, Institute for Womens History is a specialist research body based in Amsterdam. It seeks to promote the academic study of womens history and struggle for social, economic and political equality worldwide. Its website provides free access to a wealth of online materials. Collections include: a journals index (a catalogue of articles on womens rights and empowerment and womens history from Dutch and foreign periodicals which have been published since 1988, some items of which are of
Women of four wars: stories from the veteran's history project
This site is maintained by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. It provides free access to online materials relating to the experience of women service personnel in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan conflict and the Gulf war. The site includes online oral histories with video webcasts or podcasts of interviews with the women in whom they detail their experiences of fighting and warfare. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.