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Nov 22 2012

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  • The Internet Archive has created this very ambitious project to bring together over 371,000 news broadcasts of various origins since 2009. Students of communications, media, and related fields will find much to revel in here. Visitors can search all of the captions from each program on the homepage or look at the Recent Extracted Topics word cloud. Not surprisingly, some of the popular words here include “Technology,” “Energy,” “Defense,” and “Environment.” Visitors can fine-tune their search by looking for certain programs on select networks in order to get a better sense of different programming styles and nuances.

  • This site from Harvard University allows visitors to learn about the lives of women during the Qajar era in Iran from 1796 to 1926 via a “wide array of materials from private family holdings and participating institutions.” The site is most remarkable as it allows visitors to access the materials in both Arabic and English. It offers thousands of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, publications, everyday objects, works of art and audio materials. Visitors to the site will find several thematic sections here, including clutches of documents from storied families in the region, like those from Nuzhat al-Muluk and Amir Ebrahimi. The Karen collection is particularly notable as it features a large collection of historic marriage contracts, settlements, rental contracts, divorce decrees, and other legal documents.

    [Source: Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 43, October 26, 2012]

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Nov 02 2011

Free Selected Articles from Social Indicators Research

Founded in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become a leading journal for the publication of research results dealing with measurement of the quality of life. These studies - empirical, philosophical and methodological - encompass the whole spectrum of society, including the individual, public and private organizations, and municipal, country, regional, national and international systems. Topics covered include health, population, shelter, transportation, the natural environment, social customs and morality, mental health, law enforcement, politics, education, religion, the media and the arts, science and technology, economics, poverty, and welfare.

Impact Factor: 1.000

Read, download and save these articles online. They are available online for free until November 30, 2011.

 HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2335882

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Oct 17 2011

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Miller-McCune

This online magazine covers all the typical subjects of a general news magazine, including “Legal Affairs”, “Media” and “Culture”, but with a more academic bent. Visitors who enjoy podcasts will like “Curiouser and Curiouser”, a podcast about the research that is changing the world. Some of the topics visitors will enjoy include “Law of the Jungle: Powerful Men Have More Children”, “Ecosystems Secretly Protect Against Lyme Disease”, and “Greek Economic Collapse: Pulling Europe and U.S. Down?” Those visitors who enjoy blogs are bound to find one they like from the dozen blogs featured on the right side of the homepage, including “European Dispatch”, “Skeptic’s Cafe” and “Moving Pictures”.

 

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 40, October 7, 2011]

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Jun 27 2011

Social Indicators Research - Read Editor’s Choice Articles For Free

Founded in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become a leading journal for the publication of research results dealing with measurement of the quality of life. These studies - empirical, philosophical and methodological - encompass the whole spectrum of society, including the individual, public and private organizations, and municipal, country, regional, national and international systems. Topics covered include health, population, shelter, transportation, the natural environment, social customs and morality, mental health, law enforcement, politics, education, religion, the media and the arts, science and technology, economics, poverty, and welfare.

Impact Factor: 0.835

Read, download and save these articles online. They are available online for free until June 30, 2011.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2335882

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Sep 06 2010

Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

The aim of Mediascape is to create a forum which takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual cultural studies. Conceptually, they see this journal as focusing on the moving image and all its manifestations. They want to endorse a non-exclusive treatment of visual culture and will look for cross-disciplinary, cross-technological, and cross-cultural perspectives of our field to make up the content of the journal.

Their staff comprises members of UCLA’s School of Film, Television and Digital Media and represents both the field of critical studies, as well as the moving image archive program. They are interested in the constantly changing face of their field and the places where it crosses over into other disciplines. Interdisciplinary scholarship brings the issue of vocabulary, terminology, and language in general to the fore.

It is their intent that Mediascape be a place to explore the cross-pollination of perspectives, approaches, media, and culture that make up the ecology of our growing field.

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

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Mar 30 2010

Tate Channel

The Tate Museums in England - Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London, as well as the Tates in Liverpool and St. Ives - are experimenting with this Web channel as a method of presenting contextual information about artists and performers beyond what can be seen on the walls of the museum. Media presented through the channel includes “Videos”, “Artist interviews”, “Talks and symposia”, “Work in focus”, “Exhibitions”, “Performance”, and “Films by artists”. Visitors can also select from playlists, such as “Editor’s picks”, “In the galleries”, or “Artists’ studios”. It’s all a good example of using the Web to re-shuffle and re-display content in multiple ways to appeal to multiple audiences. In just a few minutes of Tate Channel switching, it’s possible to view David Byrne talking about his recent London exhibition (August 2009) “Playing the Building,” see and hear comic book artist and singer Jeffrey Lewis sing the stories he has drawn, and watch Jeff Koons’ giant silver balloon version of Rabbit inflate to be displayed as part of “Pop Life: Art in a Material World,” shown at Tate Modern, October 2009 - January 2010.

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Jan 27 2010

Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media

Second Nature: The International Journal of Creative Media is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that explores the distinctive particulars of and interconnections between textual, visual, aural and interactive creative research and practices.

It welcomes contributions from across the field of creative media including creative writers, media and art historians, media practitioners and fine artists, performers, architects and architectural theorists and historians, curators, museum professionals, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists, software developers, educationalists, philosophers and any others who have a stake in the understanding and future developments of creative media. Second Nature publishes research papers, articles, and creative projects.

Articles available in HTML and PDF format. Please click here to access.

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Oct 13 2009

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

PLATFORM is refereed by an international board of established and emerging scholars working across diverse paradigms in Media and Communication, and edited by graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

The aims of PLATFORM include:

* to provide a platform for Media and Communication graduates to showcase, share and support the work of one another through publication, peer-review and comments
* to provide a platform for emerging Media and Communication scholars to build a publication record, and to contribute subsequently to other academic publications
* to increase scholarly appreciation of Media and Communication research across diverse theoretical, methodological and empirical interests
* to encourage international awareness and collaboration through the discussion of issues associated with the rising significance of multiple media and communication platforms for societies and individuals across various globalised and localised environments.

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

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Sep 09 2009

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context. JTAS is the first academic journal explicitly focused on what Shelley Fisher Fishkin in her 2004 American Studies Association presidential address called the “transnational turn” in American Studies. JTAS is sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and Stanford University’s Program in American Studies.

JTAS functions as an open-access forum for Americanists in the global academic community, where scholars are increasingly interrogating borders both within and outside the nation and focusing instead on the multiple intersections and exchanges that flow across those borders.

Moving beyond disciplinary and geographic boundaries that might confine the field of American Studies, JTAS is a new critical conduit that brings together innovative transnational work from diverse, but often
disconnected, sites in the U.S. and abroad. In order to facilitate the broadest possible cultural conversation about transnational American Studies, the journal will be available without cost to anyone with access to the Internet.

JTAS brings together the vital contributions to transnational American Studies from scholars who focus on topics as diverse as cultural studies, film and new media, literature, visual arts, performance studies, music, religion, history, politics, and law, as well as scholarship that deals with ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class.

Please click here to access.

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