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Oct 31 2011

HKLII DAY, 10 November 2011

You are cordially invited to the annual HKLII DAY, organized by the Law Library, on Thursday, 10 November 2011.

 

HKLII (Hong Kong Legal Information Institute, http://www.hklii.org.hk) is the first comprehensive portal providing free access to public legal information in Hong Kong.  It is a project of Law & Technology Centre, a centre jointly established by Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Law, and is based on data obtained from public authorities and other sources in Hong Kong.  Databases in HKLII now comprise Judgments from most Hong Kong Courts and Tribunals; Practice Directions; Current Ordinances and Regulations; selected publications of Hong Kong Law Reform Commission; selected domain name arbitration decisions from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Administrative Appeals Board case notes and complaint case notes from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.

 

HKLII Day events include:

 

(A) Introduction to HKLII & CLIC

1-2 pm, e-Learning Lab, G/F, Main Library, presented by Dr Kevin Pun, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Dept of Law, HKU; Co-Director of HKLII. Demonstration will also be given on CLIC (Community Legal Information Centre http://www.hkclic.org/),  a bilingual community legal information website and a quick internet guide for the general public to find legal information in Hong Kong.  To register online, visit
http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#5737
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(B) HKLII Poster Exhibition & Quiz
This exhibition will highlight the major features of HKLII, its content coverage and functionalities.  Take the HKLII Quiz and receive a souvenir at the Law Library!


We look forward to your participation.  For enquiries, email lawlib@lib.hku.hk or call 2859-2914.

 

HKLII DAY is organized by the Law Library, with support from the Faculty of Law and the Dept of Computer Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 31 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
  2. Status of Girls in Illinois Report - Executive Summary
  3. State of the Race: A Look at Population Trends for Bay Area Blacks
  4. The Struggle Between Migration Control and Victim Protection: The UK Approach to Human Trafficking
  5. Facing Homelessness: A Study of Homelessness in Chicago and the Suburbs
  6. Victims of Human Trafficking in the Midwest
  7. They Don’t Even Know Me! Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and Violence in Schools
  8. Facing Homelessness

 

[Source: IssueLab]

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Oct 31 2011

Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Announce Collaboration

“At the Digital Public Library of America plenary meeting on October 21, Europeana program director Jill Cousins announced that Europeana and DPLA have reached a mutual agreement to work toward interoperability, and thus potentially expand content access for users of both projects. In her announcement, she stressed the importance of openness—specifically, open data and open licensing—in digital libraries.”  [Source: Article by David Rappon October 25, 2011 from Library Journal]

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Oct 26 2011

Free Reads from AMBIO, A Journal of the Human Environment

AMBIO, A Journal of the Human Environment is a multidisciplinary journal which puts into perspective significant developments in environmental research, policy and related activities, for an international readership of specialists, generalists, students, decision-makers and interested laymen.  The broad scope of coverage extends to ecology, environmental economics, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, hydrology, water resources, oceanography, earth sciences, meteorology, and physical geography.

 

SpringerLink has free open access from AMBIO, A Journal of the Human Environment until 28 February 2012:

Highlighted Review Paper:

 Highlight Papers published by Nobel Laureates:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2332666

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Oct 26 2011

New open access journal accepting submissions: Psychology of Well-Being

Psychology of Well-Being is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen.

It is devoted to understanding the biopsychosocial and behavioural factors leading to enhanced well-being, optimal emotional processing and the prevention of psychological dysfunction.

By submitting your research to Psychology of Well-Being you will benefit from:

  • Open Access – articles are freely available online
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Retaining the copyright to your article
  • High visibility

In March 2011, HKU & Springer signed the 2nd deal to allow all HKU faculty & students to publish in Open Access.

For more information about the journal and to submit your next research article, please visit the journal website.

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Oct 26 2011

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. The Qaddafi Family Scrapbook
  2. Mogadishu on the Mediterranean?
  3. Gripping and Grinning with the Colonel
  4. The Qaddafi Files
  5. Der Pizza-Präsident
  6. The Most Notorious Names in the Shalit Prison Swap

 [Source: Foreign Policy, 19th - 20th Octorber 2011]

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Oct 26 2011

Bible Search Tool

Bible Search Tool: Provide an easy to use, accurate, and fast search tool that helps the user quickly find the information they are looking for. Further, it is the hope of the authors that you will be spiritually encouraged and perfected through the use of the tools.

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Oct 25 2011

Westlaw Student Representatives (WSR) are back for the new semester

The Law Library is pleased to announce that after a long summer recess, the Westlaw Student Representatives (WSR) programme will resume on Tuesday, 3:30 pm, 1 November, at the Law Library.  The WSR programme has been designed to assist and support law students in developing legal research skills.  We invite you to take advantage of the peer assistance now available during the weekly “lab” hours in the Law Library WSR Zone.  Your WSR at the University of Hong Kong are:

 

  • Charmaine Ng
  •  Florence Zhang

 

These Westlaw Student Representatives have received advanced level training from Westlaw and are here to assist you with your Westlaw legal research queries.  Please feel free to visit them during their lab hours in the library for consultation.

 

Lab hours:

Student Reps

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Charmaine Ng

 

 

 12:30-13:30

 13:30-15:30

 

Florence Zhang

 

 15:30-17:30

 

 

12:30-13:30

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Oct 25 2011

voiceXchange

voiceXchange is a peer-reviewed online journal, published semiannually by graduate students in the University of Chicago’s Department of Music. The journal is committed to original scholarship on music, providing a forum for intellectual interchange across fields, generations, and nations.

They welcome work from varied academic perspectives, including but not limited to ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music cognition, popular music studies, music education, and the philosophy of music.

Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly encouraged, as is work with multimedia elements that are unsuited to traditional print publications.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Oct 25 2011

Binding Friendship: Ricci, China and Jesuit Cultural Learnings

Matteo Ricci was a well-known Jesuit missionary who traveled to China in the early 17th century, and he remains an important figure in the history of the Catholic Church. Boston College has created this digital exhibit to complement an in situ exhibit on Ricci and his work in China. The site materials are divided into six sections, including “Lesson Plans”, “Books”, “Biographies”, and “Film”. In the “Books” area, visitors can learn about the books on display in the exhibit and also read two books digitized by the Boston College Library that recount Ricci’s experiences in China. Visitors should not miss the “Film” area, as it includes a 54-minute documentary titled “Beyond Ricci” and a number of student films about the legacy of Matteo Ricci.

Please click here to access.

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