Free access to a great new portal from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the International Growth Centre and the Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries programme which aims to publish and discuss key policy issues relating to all aspects of international development. It is hoping to include news, research and analysis from academics, policy […]
Social Sciences Librarians’ Blog
Celebrate gay pride – with the Gay t-shirt archive! Wearing gay history digitized t-shirt collections of numerous lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender archives across the United States. Only 4 in 10 people feel a suitably qualified transgender person should definitely be employed as a police officer or primary school teacher… according to the latest British […]
The latest annual report from the International Trade Union Federation ranks on the worse countries to work in in terms of trade union and labour protection. Topics covered include the right to strike, engage in collective bargaining and civil rights such as the right of free assembly. Also released recently by the ILO World Employment and […]
The project is part of the American Folklife Center, established by Congress to document traditional cultural forms and practices. It recognized that online life is creating new forms of culture and is seeking to web archive their culture. Snapshots of 34 sites have been taken from June 2014 onwards to provide an opportunity for researchers […]
Interesting new study released by Comres for Universities UK entitled Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust, focuses on how students view their roles as consumers – what they expect the university to do and how trust and good relations can be maintained. 47% view themselves as a customer but that is fewer than believe they […]
This week was refugee week. For data on all aspects of refugees see the specialist UNHCR website The Mental Health and well-being portal which was launched by UEL last year to support regugees. It has resources on relaxation as well as references, presentations and a directory of resources and organisations.
The CILIP medals have been announced. http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2017-winners-announced.php We have the books in stock in our resources collection, floor 1, yellow zone. The Carnegie Medal (best children’s book) goes to Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Our copy http://librarysearch.le.ac.uk/44UOLE_VU1:default_scope:44UOLE_ALMA21177369560002746 The Kate Greenaway (best illustrated children’s book) goes to There is a tribe of kids, illustrator […]
Chemist store Boots has just released a fascinating timeline of images about its company history which economic historians may find useful. It gives key dates and images of stores and boots beauty brands from 1849 onwards.
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
Released this week experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates 5 years after graduation. The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data brings together information from the Department for Education with employment, benefits and earnings information from the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Data is presented for 23 subject […]