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Jul 11 2014

CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during that period.

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Jun 25 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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Jun 24 2014

Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during Saturday 28th June 09:30-11:30 due to scheduled database maintenance by their partner, Atypon.

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Jun 18 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

As increasing numbers of asylum seekers and migrants undertake precarious journeys by land and sea to reach Europe, the European Union is at a key juncture in its asylum and migration policy-making cycle. The European Council will convene at the end of June to agree upon strategic guidelines intended to set the tone and parameters for future policy-making for the 2014-2020 period in the area of Justice and Home Affairs.

 

A new Migration Policy Institute Europe policy brief, Strengthening refugee protection and meeting challenges: The European Union’s next steps on asylum, identifies the main issues that should be included in the strategic guidelines on asylum, and emphasises the need for a strong basis for future action. The brief, written by Madeline Garlick, former head of policy at the Brussels office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), offers a number of recommendations, including increased engagement by Member States in practical cooperation as a way to strengthen implementation and consolidation of existing EU laws and achieve more consistent, high-quality asylum decision-making.

 

The policy brief is the first in a joint project between MPI Europe and the International Migration Initiative of the Open Society Foundations. The project, European Union Asylum: Beyond 2014, aims to contribute to development of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) consistent with the European Union’s interests, values, and obligations, through research on challenges and options on asylum to inform the development of evidence-based policies and laws.

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

 

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Jun 18 2014

Taylor & Francis Online scheduled maintenance Saturday 21st June, 2014 09:30-11:30 a.m.

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable for a period of two hours this weekend (Saturday 21st June, 2014 09:30-11:30 a.m.) due to scheduled database maintenance by the hosting partner, Atypon.

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Jun 18 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30 a.m.

BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Saturday, June 21, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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Jun 18 2014

Ulrichsweb systems downtime Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Ulrich’s periodicals directory (online) will not be available from Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. for approximately ten (10) hours.

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Jun 06 2014

ProQuest downtime scheduled Sunday June 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

ProQuest will not be available from approximately Sunday June 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM CST and lasting for eight (8) hours.

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May 12 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

In Global Forum on Migration and Development: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific, authors Imelda Nicolas and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias evaluate the success of the GFMD and the role of countries from Asia and the Pacific in shaping outcomes. The authors emphasize that for the GFMD to continue to be relevant, the Forum needs to shape the reality on the ground, as much as the global discourse on migration and development. To do so, the GFMD could provide more opportunities for collaboration between interested governments and migration stakeholders by enhancing linkages with regional fora and processes; creating a more dynamic people-to-people networking platform; and ensuring a more focused action- and results-oriented process.

 

This issue in brief is the ninth in the series of policy papers by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific that offer succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit: www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/migrants-migration-and-development.

 

With GFMD 2014 convening next week in Stockholm, a recent MPI briefing with H.E. Eva Åkerman Börje, Ambassador and Chair of the 2014 GFMD, discuss the Forum’s agenda, policy areas that seem ripe for action, and what impact the GFMD discussions will have on the post-2015 development agenda. Please listen to the briefing here. 

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May 07 2014

Expansion of International Privacy Law Library on WorldLII

The International Privacy Law Library on WorldLII has been recently expanded. As of 30 April 2014, this Library containing 32 databases includes about 3,600 decisions of 13 privacy and data protection authorities, from New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Macau, Mauritius, the United States and the European Union, plus hundreds of decisions by appeal tribunals and courts. These decisions are located on AustLII, NZLII, BAILII, HKLII, AsianLII and WorldLII. The whole Library covers over 8,500 searchable items, including Court and tribunal decisions, law journal articles, law reform publications, legislation and international agreements concerning privacy.  This library can serve as a starting point for research on decisions comparison on privacy principles made in different jurisdictions.

 

For details, official announcement is available at http://www.worldlii.org/worldlii/announce/2014/1.pdf

User guide to International Privacy Law Library is available at http://www.worldlii.org/int/special/privacy/user_guide_ipll.pdf

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