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Feb 18

Chung Collection illuminates the Chinese experience in B.C.


Earlier this month, editors of the Lancet published the retraction of a paper about the relationship between autism and childhood vaccination. Almost immediately, “RETRACTED” appeared in bold red print on each page of the electronic version of the article.

We have received no instruction from the Lancet regarding our print copies.

Over 1600 digital images from Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas are now available.

To find the images,  click on Artstor ,  then next to “enter Artstor digital library”, click on go.  Under Browse, choose “collections” and select “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas: Natural History Museum, London”. This will show all 1647 images.

Just let us know if you’d like more help searching this collection!

“At its January 2010 meeting, the SFU Senate Library Committee adopted sweeping recommendations that will make SFU one of only three Canadian universities to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing….”  http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/10281 SFU’s intention is to create an OA Central Fund to encourage SFU authors to publish in OA Journals. The fund will pay Article Processing Charges for [...]

The Chung Collection has been featured over the years by several B.C. newspapers, usually in the arts or culture section.  This morning it graces the front page of the Vancouver Sun’s business section, where Joanne Lee-Young uses the collection to highlight B.C.’s longstanding economic ties with Asia.  She writes, “B.C. may promote its Asia Pacific Gateway as a newfangled concept, but many of Chung’s keepsakes, especially the ones collected from Canadian Pacific Railways and Steamships, are reminders that people and trade to and from Asia have been flowing for much more than 100 years.”

Read the whole article here: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Chung+Collection+illuminates+Chinese+experience/2566307/story.html

Please note that the UBC Law Library is OPEN regular hours during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics! – http://www.library.ubc.ca/home/about/branches/hours-feb2010.html

ISI_webYou now have access to two new research resources on Web of Knowledge through your library and its participation in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.” -Thomson Reuters email

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The Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been conducting a major multi-year study of how faculty needs and research practices shape their choices about scholarly communication. The complete results of their work can be found at the Future of [...]

Need to look at US government documents that don’t seem to be publicly available?  All may not be lost!  Thanks to the tireless efforts of journalists, researchers, and average citizens thousands of documents that would otherwise remain closed to public scrutiny are made available each year through Freedom of  Information Act (FOIA)  requests.  Even better:  many of these folks  have contributed their FOIA documents to freely searchable web archives.  Here are a few of the best:

  • National Security Archive at George Washington University: “collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.”
  • GovernmentAttic: “provides electronic copies of hundreds of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act….(including) fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities…and government bloopers.”
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation:  This site focuses on collecting and disseminating documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act “on controversial government surveillance programs, lobbying practices, and intellectual property initiatives.”
  • American Civil Liberties Union:   This portion of the ACLU website provides access to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act “relating to the abuse and torture of prisoners in U.S. detention centers overseas.”

Note,  some US Federal Departments and Agencies also have well-organized and fairly comprehensive collections of their own FOIA documents, such as

Huge kudos to Sheryl Adam for suggesting this topic and for finding these sites!!!  Watch the blog for a future entry on similar Canadian sources of FOI documents.

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