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Archive for May, 2012

Help to improve Economists Online & support the Red Cross

By Kieron L Jones, on 31 May 2012

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Bank Holiday opening @ Main & Science Libraries:

By Kieron L Jones, on 29 May 2012

Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 11:00-21:00 (Issue Desk 11:00-17:45)
Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June 11:00-21:00 (Issue Desk 11:00-17:45)

Lessons for Global Health from India – 5pm, 20 June 2012

By Kieron L Jones, on 25 May 2012

UCL Interdisciplinary Society for International Development, the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health and UCL Public Policy are pleased to announce a symposium on “Lessons for Global Health from India”.

The event aims to bring together academic researchers and students, policy-makers, think-tanks, and NGOs to discuss some of the latest research on India, and the implications for global health. Emphasis will also be placed on the practical lessons that could be drawn from such research for addressing global health challenges and the implications for public policy at regional, national and global level.

Speakers:

Dr Vinay Bothra, UK Health Protection Agency
Dr Sushrut Jadhav, UCL Medical School
Dr Babken Babajanian, Overseas Development Institute
Tarit Mukhopadhyay, UCL Biochemical Engineering
Dr Ken Shadlen, Department of International Development, LSE

The event will be accompanied by a poster exhibition. To submit an abstract, please see our website..

Organised by the UCL Interdisciplinary Society for International Development, UCL Public Policy and the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.

Kennedy Lecture Theatre
Institute of Child Health
UCL
Guilford Ste
London
WC1N 1EH

Followed by a drinks reception in the Kennedy Foyer

To register for this event, please see our website.

Free OER

By Kieron L Jones, on 24 May 2012

The Open University has a large range of relevant FREE OER (open educational resource) output from radio/TV to full course units – all freely and openly available.

E.g  materials from introduction to maths and stats are available at:

http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/category.php?id=8

and

http://www.open.du/openlearn/science-maths-technology/mathematics-and-statistics

In addition, there are a range of ‘component’ materials in their ‘labspace’ at:

http://labspace.open.ac.uk/

One of the most attractive features of all these resources is that they can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including Moodle, and are under a creative commons license, so that they may be disassembled, edited and repurposed as need be.

CORE Portal

By Kieron L Jones, on 21 May 2012

The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project comes from the Knowledge Management Institute at The Open University.  It has launched the CORE Portal to enable rapid cross-searching of online Open Access repositories.  The full list can be viewed here.  They include major UK university eprints and theses repositories plus international initiatives and articles made available from publications included in the Directory of Open Access Journals.  Select the advanced interface for more specific searching of abstracts titles and exact phrases.  For international listings see OpenDOAR.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

New Library acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 May 2012

The end of value-free economics / edited by Hilary Putnam and Vivian Walsh, with comments by Harvey London : Routledge, 2012.
ECONOMICS A 12 PUT

Microcredit and international development : contexts, achievements and challenges / edited by Farhad Abingdon : Routledge, 2012.
ECONOMICS F 180 HOS

The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa / edited by Ernest Aryeetey … [et al.]. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
ECONOMICS L 112 ARY

Deng, Kent G. China’s political economy in modern times : changes and economic consequences, 1800-2000 / Kent Deng Abingdon : Routledge, c2012.
ECONOMICS L 89 DEN

Kirkpatrick, Lee A., 1958- A simple guide to SPSS for political science / Lee A. Kirkpatrick, Quentin Kidd. Boston, MA : Wadsworth, c2012.
PUBLIC POLICY HA 32 KIR

The politics of belonging : intersectional contestations / edited by Nira Yuval-Davis. Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2011.
PUBLIC POLICY HM 683 YUV

Halperin, Sandra. Political research : methods and practical skills / Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JA 86 HAL

Blackstone’s international human rights documents / edited by Sandy Ghandhi. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
HUMAN RIGHTS A 4 GHA

New e-resources

By Kieron L Jones, on 9 May 2012

Environment and Development Economics

European Journal of Sociology

London Review of Books