“Global life expectancy could be increased by nearly five years by

addressing five factors affecting health – childhood underweight, unsafe sex,

alcohol use, lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and high blood

pressure, according to a report published by WHO today.”

Read the story from the Vancouver Sun here

WHO news release

Link to index page – GLOBAL HEALTH RISKS: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks

HV6791 .B36 2009
Paul Ewen Barclay, Vigilantism and Public Confidence in the Administration of Justice ([Toronto]: Faculty of Law, York University, 2009).

JQ4029.I63 A97 2009
Australian Law Reform Commission, Royal Commissions and Official Inquiries: Discussion Paper (Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectPressReleases.aspx?ProjectID=154

K50 .O96 2009 (LC)
Stanley N. Katz, ed., The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K231 .R39 2009 (LC)
Joseph Raz, Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3254 .E97 2009 (LC)
Ivan Hare & James Weinstein, eds., Extreme Speech and Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3478 .B38 2009 (LC)
Richard Barnes, Property Rights and Natural Resources (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K3611.G46 N49 2009 (LC)
Thérèse Murphy, ed., New Technologies and Human Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K4464 .L37 2009 (LC)
Gilles Larin, Robert Duong & Marie Jacques Effective Responses to Aggressive Tax Planning: What Canada Can Learn from Other Jurisdictions (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation = Association canadienne d’études fiscales, 2009).

K5107 .O43 2009 (LC)
Pat O’Malley, The Currency of Justice: Fines and Damages in Consumer Societies (Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009).

K5121 .P75 2009 (LC)
Andrew von Hirsch, Andrew Ashworth & Julian Roberts, eds., Principled Sentencing: Readings on Theory and Policy, 3d ed. (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

KD1650 .B75 2009 (LC)
M.G. Bridge, The Sale of Goods, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD4460 .O26 2009 (LC)
Patrick O’Connor, The Constitutional Role of the Privy Council and the Prerogative (London: Justice, 2009).
Online access: http://www.justice.org.uk/images/pdfs/Privy%20Councilandtheprerogative2.pdf

KDK350 .I742 2009 (LC)
The Law Reform Commission, Trust Law: General Proposals (Dublin: Law Reform Commission, 2008).
Online access: http://www.lawreform.ie/publications/Report%20Trust%20Law.pdf.pdf

KE9265.A57 S34 2009 (LC)
Roger E. Salhany, Police Manual of Arrest, Seizure and Interrogation ,9th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2009).

KF156 .B53 2009 (LC)
Bryan A. Garner, ed., Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th ed. (St. Paul: West, 2009).

KF6276.62009 .A2 2009 (LC)
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: P.L. 111-5, as Signed by the President on February 17, 2009: Law, Explanation and Analysis (Chicago: CCH, 2009).

KKT480 .A28 2009 (LC)
José Luis Iriarte Ángel, José Antonio Pérez Bevia &Nicole Comte Guillemet, eds., Derecho Internacional Privado, 7th ed. (Cizur Menor (Navarra : Spain) : Aranzadi ; Thomson Reuters, 2009).

KPA500 .C455 2007 (LC)
Chʻoe Mun-gi cho, Minpŏp chʻongchʻik kangŭi
민법총칙 강의 / 최 문기 저.
(Pusan Kwangyŏksi: Sejong Chʻulpʻansa, 2007).
(부산 광역시 : 세종 출판사, 2007).

KPA920 .H6 2008 (LC)
Hŏ Tŏk-hoe cho, Sangpop sarye kangui
商法事例講義 / 許悳會 著.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Tongbang tosŏ, 2008).
(서울특별시 : 東方圖書, 2008).

KPA1402 .Y98 2008 (LC)
Yu Sŏng-jae chŏ, Pʻallye nodongpŏp
(Kyŏnggi-do Pʻaju-si: Pŏmmunsa, 2008).
(경기도 파주시 : 法文社, 2008).

KPA1710 .K56 2008 (LC)
Kim Yong-jin, Silch’epŏp ul tonghayŏ bon minsa sosongpŏp
실체법을 통하여 본 民事訴訟法 / 김 용진.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Sinyŏngsa, 2008).
(서울特別市 : 新英社, 2008).

KPA1850 .C53 2008 (LC)
pʻyŏnjŏ Chŏng Nam-hwi, Kajokpŏp silmu pʻyŏllam : kajok kwanʼge [i.e. kwanʼgye] ŭi tŭngnok tŭng e kwanhan pŏmnyul sihaeng e ttarŭn
가족법 실무 편람 : 가족 관게 [i.e. 관계] 의 등록 등 에 관한 법률 시행 에 따른 / 편저 정 남휘.
(Sŏul: Pŏmnyul Chŏngbo Sentʻa, 2008).
(서울 : 법률 정보 센타, 2008).

KPA2070 .K567 2008 (LC)
Kim Paeg-yu, Hŏnpŏphak : kibongwŏnnon
憲法學 : 基本權論 / 金白庾.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Hansŏng Taehakkyo Chʻul, 2008).
(서울특별시 : 漢城大學校出版部, 2008).

KPA2325 .C46 2008 (LC)
Chŏng In-sŏp, Chŏng Sŏ-yong & Yi Chae-min, Kukchepŏp pallye 100-sŏn
국제법 판례 100선 / 정인섭, 정서용, 이재민.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Pagyŏngsa, 2008).
(서울특별시: 博英社, 2008).

KPA2325 .K85 2008 (LC)
Oegyo Tʻongsangbu Choyakkuk pʻyŏn, Kukchepŏp kibon pŏpkyujip
국제법기본법규집 / 외교통상부 조약국편.
(Sŏul-si: Oegyo Tʻongsangbu, 2008).
(서울시 : 외교통상부, 2008).

KPA3800 .C46 2008 (LC)
Chŏng Ung-sŏk & Paek Sŭng-min kongjŏ, Sarye hyŏngsa sosongpŏp
사례 형사소송법 / 정웅석, 백승민 공저.
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi: Taemyŏng Chʻulpʻansa, 2008).
(서울특별시 : 大明出版社, 2008).

KUQ1543 .A95 2009 (LC)
New Zealand, Law Commission, Alcohol in Our Lives: An Issues Paper on the Reform of New Zealand’s Liquor Laws (Wellington: Law Commission, [2009]).
Online access: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectOccassionalPaper.aspx?ProjectID=154

RoyalMailLogo“Ok,” you say. “What does a U.K. postal strike have to do with e-resources, and how does it effect me?”

Glad you asked. It seems some UK publications are making some content more easily accessible on the web. Read some of theBookseller’s supplements (usually hidden behind passwords), the Nursing Times .pdf of the entire 20 October 2009 issue and a complete copy of the latest Times Educational Supplement. But, as the publisher’s themselves say, it’s for a limited time only.  Google your favourite U.K. publication. You never know.

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) became a founding member of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).  COAR is an international association of organizations and individuals that have a common strategic interest in open access to scholarly communication. COAR was formed out of a need to work together at the international level to promote greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of open access digital repositories.

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has played a leadership role in the development of open access repositories in Canada. Through the CARL Institutional Repositories Program, the Association has assisted its members in setting up repositories on their campuses; and worked with other research organizations in Canada and internationally in support of open access. Participation in COAR is a natural extension of these activities. “We are delighted to announce our membership in COAR,” said Tom Hickerson, chair of the CARL Institutional Repositories Working Group and Vice-President/President-Elect of CARL. “COAR membership offers CARL and Canadian research libraries the opportunity to have a greater influence on the direction and expansion of open access world-wide”.

COAR evolved out of a European project called the Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER) in consultation with the international repository community. The Confederation aims to support the expansion of open access through developing international, interoperable standards; advocating for open access policies with research funders and institutions; and working to improve deposit rates at repositories. Other founding members of COAR are from Europe, Asia, and the United States. “The collections contained in open access repositories gain tremendous value when they are part of a larger, interconnected network,” said Norbert Lossau, Scientific Coordinator of the DRIVER Project. “CARL’s membership creates an important strategic link between Canada and the international community.“

COAR was officially launched in Ghent, Belgium during Open Access Week.

The World Bank has just launched a new website that features a “publicly accessible tool for data visualization,”  called the Data Visualizer.

“The time series used in Data Visualizer is a subset of 2009 World Development Indicators database. It contains 49 indicators for 209 countries and 18 aggregates from 1960-2007. Data includes social, economic, financial, information & technology, and environmental indicators.”

Basically, countries or economic regions are represented as brightly coloured bubbles on a chart and you can choose from a list of variables for both the x and the y axis.  The bubbles move around as you drag the time slider across the bottom of the chart – representing change over time.   If you play around with the Visualizer you can probably figure out the basics of using it and interpreting the data, but apparently there are more advanced features that you might miss.  Fortunately the World Bank has also put together a freely downloadable  instructional video for users that will allow you to maximize this great free tool.

The World Bank has just launched a new website that features a “publicly accessible tool for data visualization,”  called the Data Visualizer.

“The time series used in Data Visualizer is a subset of 2009 World Development Indicators database. It contains 49 indicators for 209 countries and 18 aggregates from 1960-2007. Data includes social, economic, financial, information & technology, and environmental indicators.”

Basically, countries or economic regions are represented as brightly coloured bubbles on a chart and you can choose from a list of variables for both the x and the y axis.  The bubbles move around as you drag the time slider across the bottom of the chart – representing change over time.   If you play around with the Visualizer you can probably figure out the basics of using it and interpreting the data, but apparently there are more advanced features that you might miss.  Fortunately the World Bank has also put together a freely downloadable  instructional video for users that will allow you to maximize this great free tool.

NRC-CISTI in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched PubMed Central Canada. The launch of the search interface coincided with Open Access Week (October 19-23). This interface will allow users to browse, search and download articles from the repository, as well as learn more about PMC Canada, how the repository works, and CIHR’s Policy on Access to Research Outputs.

60's

We’ve had this one for a few months now, but somehow we missed it, man.

“The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents…” well you get the drift. Check it out here.

The Yearbook presents a statistical portrait of life in the regions of the European Union’s member states, candidate countries and the EFTA countries. A broad set of regional data is presented on the following themes: population, European cities, labour market, gross domestic product, household accounts, structural business statistics, information society, science, technology and innovation, education, tourism and agriculture. Available in 2 parts.

Part 1

Part 2

From National Academies Press website: “Hidden Costs of Energy defines and evaluates key external costs and benefits that are associated with the production, distribution, and use of energy, but not reflected in market prices. In aggregate, the damage estimates presented here are substantial, and reflect damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation, motor vehicle transportation, and heat generation. The book also considers other effects not quantified in dollar amounts, such as damages from climate change, effects of some air pollutants such as mercury, and risks to national security.

While not a comprehensive guide to policy, this analysis indicates that major initiatives to further reduce other emissions, improve energy efficiency, or shift to a cleaner electricity-generating mix could substantially reduce the damages of external effects. A first step in minimizing the adverse consequences of new energy technologies is to better understand these external effects and damages. Hidden Costs of Energy will therefore be a vital informational tool for government policy makers, scientists, and economists in even the earliest stages of research and development on energy technologies.”

For full report (available on the National Academies website)  scroll down towards the bottom of the page.

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