RBM : a journal of rare books, manuscripts, and cultural heritage
'RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage' (formerly Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship, RBML) is a full-text online journal, published twice a year by the U.S. Association of College and Research Libraries. RBM journal issues from 1998 to 2008 are freely available online. Articles are published as PDF files. Some journal issues are themed - for instance the Spring 2008 "Ephemera" issue, with article titles such as: 'The Long-Term Significance of Printed Ephemera' a
In the footsteps of Marco Polo
The website "In the footsteps of Marco Polo" was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum in 2002-2003. An interactive map shows the route Marco Polo (1254-1323?) took, having departed Venice in 1271. Users can retrace the journey, which lasted twenty-four years and took the Venetian merchant to China, which he called Cathay, and to the Court of Khubilai Khan. Some places visited by Marco Polo are described in detail - taking in
Theoretical and conceptual advances in the cognitive neuroscience of self representation : represent
Theoretical and Conceptual Advances in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Self Representation: Representations of the Minimal Self in Self-Narrative is a research project based at the University of Central Florida. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the European Foundation, the project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between philosophers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and cognitive neuroscientists in the USA and Europe. It considers connections between the 'minimal self' (which inclu
Assoção portuguesa da línguistica
The Association of Portuguese Linguists is a professional association that promotes the study of linguistics, creates opportunities for professional discussion for its members, and formulates and establishes research questions and directions. Its membership consists of linguists from lusophone countries from all over the world. The society organises annual conferences (programme included from 2003 onwards); provides a bibliography of members' publications; carries calls for papers in the field
Implementation of new EU regulations on GMO's
On the 30th March 2004, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) submitted a written consultation in order to gather stakeholders views on the compulsory implementation of two EU regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO's). The two regulations were (EC) 1830/2003 on the Traceability and labelling of GMO's (the 'Traceability and Labelling Regulation') and (EC) 1829/2003 on Genetically Modified (GM) Food and Feed (the 'Food and Feed R
PTM-Switchboard is a database of posttranslational modifications of transcription factors, mediating enzymes and target genes. The current version is limited to the model organism
Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
Brain Briefings is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. Brain Briefings are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
Landolt Börnstein Substance / Property Index
This website "lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers. Properties are directly linked to the full documents at Springerlink." The site can be searched or browsed by index. The search function is available free; full text is available to subscribers. Students should check whether their uni
eChemPortal : the global portal to information on chemical substances
eChemPortal is a service from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which offers free public access to information on physical chemical properties, environmental fate and behaviour, ecotoxicity, toxicity and GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) classifications. Users can cross-search multiple databases and access data submitted to government chemical review programmes at national, regional and international levels.
Social Panorama of Latin America 2006
The 2006 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This report examines changes in social indicators over the past few years and considers indigenous peoples' lives and changes in family structures. This Web page offers a number of options which include: accessing the abstract and full-text of the report, and ordering a printed copy. Links to other similar resources are also offered. Some resources are provided
Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law
The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law is a centre of the New York University School of Law established to advance the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. The site has profiles of faculty and staff and details of courses and events hosted by the Center. Publications of the Center cover the following topics: private international law, international commercial law, internat
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
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.
HealthKnowledge Public Health Textbook - Organisation and Management
'Organisation and Management of Health Care and Health Care Programmes from a Public Health Perspective' is part of the 'Public Health Textbook' which can be accessed as an online resource. It covers part of the public health skills and competencies and has been organised in relation to the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination syllabus. It focuses on three main areas: Understanding Individuals,Teams and their Development; Understanding Organisations, their Functions and Structu
UMass Students Explore Tropical Rain Forest
Betsy Dumont, a mammal expert in the biology department at UMass Amherst, is one of six faculty who regularly lead students in a tropical field biology course in the Commonwealth Honors College every Spring Break. They study in Costa Rica's lowland coastal rain forest and spend two days of snorkeling on pristine coral reefs off the coast of Panama. The trip gives students a feel for what it is really like to do a field project, from design to data collection through trouble-shooting and on to an
Steven Chu: Life as Beautifully Engineered Systems
Steven Chu is a Nobel Laureate and Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) This event took place on October 16, 2004 at UC Berkeley. Running Time: 1 hour, 18 minutes.
The composite culture of Africa and the Middle East incorporate Mass Communication and Journalism in all its languages and regions Socioeconomic development emancipative cultural change and democratization constitute a coherent syndrome of social progress which can only be attain through the broadening of human choices by increasing individual resources rising emancipative values and institutionalizing freedom rights I have a conviction that in the field of media theoretical learning must be com
Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
Education Method and Educational Technology
Identify the social changes seen in the 21st century
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2 Albert S. Willner, Director of the China Security Affairs Group at CNA in Alexandria, Virginia Pt 2: China: A Security Perspective China's security perceptions, requirements and priorities are changing in response to a host of internal and external drivers. The People's Liberation Army in particular is undergoing a transition to address these changing dynamics which present new opportunities and potential challenges. How are China's security priorities ch