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Panorama This is the Web site of Panorama, the weekly Italian news magazine. It makes available articles from the print edition, covering topics such as: cinema; literature; Internet; art; and theatre. A section on current affairs looks at issues relating to the Vatican, politics, and immigration. Italy's role in Europe and the world is also considered. Users can subscribe to a newsletter to receive regular updates and can participate in a forum. A search facility allows users to search the magazine's archive for articles and a site map facilitates navigation. Panorama has a circulation of ov From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Sistema bibliotecario urbano Venezia This Web site allows users to search simultaneously the catalogues of all libraries in Venice and the Veneto region. It also includes practical information on libraries, including opening times, contact details, and information on collections. Details of new editions to the libraries are available to download each month. Statistics are also provided for each library indicating members using the library and the number of items loaned in specific periods. There are also details given about the publication Il Biblonauta, which covers aspects of the library catalogues. This resource would be of be From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Bioethics (UNESCO) The UNESCO Bioethics Programme was launched in 1993. This website informs readers about the initiative and the works undertaken by its two advisory bodies, namely the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC). Further available are declarations (including the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights and the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data), discussion papers, official statements and information about books issued by UNESCO on topics related to bioethics. There is also a searchable database which contains info From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Physician-assisted suicide This well-organised website is created and maintained by Professor Valerie J. Vollmar of Willamette University College of Law. It provides useful information on developments relating to physician-assisted suicide. Three reports are provided for every year since 1997, each of which deals with the following subject-matters: litigation, legislation and other developments within the US; medical developments; and events taking place in other parts of the world. The site is user-friendly and would benefit undergraduates and researchers looking for up-to-date information on the subject. (Kartina A. From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


BBC News : Euthanasia Special Report This interesting website on Euthanasia is presented by the BBC using reports from its news archive. The materials are organised into five fact files. The first gives an overview of euthanasia, a glossary of terms, and discusses the legal positions in the UK and Europe. The second puts across the views of those on opposing sides of the debate and of the medical profession. The third file studies a number of high profile cases including that of Dr David Moor, Annie Lindsell and Mary Ormerod. The fourth reports on what happens elsewhere particularly in jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Storia in network Storia in Network is an online monthly magazine that makes available articles on various aspects of history, both in relation to Italy and abroad. Users can access articles either from the current edition or from an archive of over 100 previous editions. Book reviews of recently published critical works of history are included, alongside selected extracts from works. Articles cover topics such as gender studies and politics, mostly from the twentieth century onwards. The magazine deals largely with Italian history, but articles also cover aspects of world history, particularly in relation to t From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Chinese cultures abroad directory The Chinese Cultures Abroad Directory website is a subsection of the China WWW Virtual library devoted to the Chinese diaspora. The directory contains evaluations of 87 websites in eleven different languages that are maintained by members of the Chinese diaspora around the world, or are sites concerning these communities. The website is maintained by Dr. Vincent Pollard, Lecturer at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa and its advisory board is made up of scholars based in the US, PRC and Taiwan. The directory contains descriptions and brief evaluations from students From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Xianggang dian ying zi liao guan The Web site of the Hong Kong Film Archive offers users an introduction to the collections of the archive, gives practical information about opening and resources, and provides access to the archive's online catalogue. The Web site is available in Chinese and English, and is divided into sections covering: the archive's functions; its exhibitions; its collections; and its newsletter. Most notable for the researcher is the freely accessible online catalogue of the archive's holdings, which provides substantial textual data on the cast, crew and production of films in its collecti From New Humbul Resources on October 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Myfuture Industry Classification Scheme Myfuture Industry Classification Scheme is based on Australian New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). This classification scheme is recommended by the Flexible Learning Advisory Group for the VET sector to describe resources that need particular industry and industry groupings terms in their metadata. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


Metadata and Vocabularies (VET Interoperability Framework) Discusses metadata and controlled vocabularies in use in the VET sector for describing teaching and learning resources and lists recommended standards to be used. Covers the benefits of using metadata and controlled vocabularies, and recommended standards including Vetadata, Myfuture Industry Classification Scheme and VOCED Thesaurus. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


VET Learning Object Repository Network (VLORN) The VET Learning Object Repository Network (VLORN) is a network of organisations that contribute via agreed standards to enable the discovery and use of learning objects. VLORN was established in 2004 through Australian Flexible Learning Framework funding. Links are provided to the VLORN business and functional requirements, the VLORN interoperability specification and the VLORN implementation guidelines. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


Spring Nature Photo Competition - ABC Science Online Mornings are getting lighter, flowers are out in riotous colours and spring rains have made pastures almost green again. It's time to celebrate the sensual season. ABC Science Online are calling all amateur photographers to send in their spring photos; flowers, holidays, sunsets, anything with a bit of nature in it! They will put the best online to showcase what's happening around the nation. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


Overview Paper on New Apprenticeships Support Services (Excluding the Northern Territory) The Overview Paper on New Apprenticeships Support Services was developed in reponse to submissions and feedback from targeted consultations undertaken by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). The Overview Paper outlines the proposed New Apprenticeships Support Services arrangements for the 2006-2009 contract. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


AEI's Survey of International Students' Spending in Australia 2004 International students studying in Australia contribute significantly to Australia's economy through payment of tuition fees and expenditure on goods and services over the period of their stay. This report presents results of an Australian Education International (AEI) survey to investigate and quantify the expenditure by international students on goods and services (other than tuition fees) over the four educational sub-sectors (higher education, vocational education and training, secondary schools, and English language intensive courses for overseas students (ELICOS)). From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


NowHiring.com.au NowHiring is an employment that offers a complete employment solution to Australian Job Seekers, Freelancers, Employers and Recruiters. From EdNA Online on October 13, 2005 at 8:31 p.m..


e-Learning A quick introduction to the elements of e-learning. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 13, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Teaching and Learning about Japan A hypertexted narrative introduction to selected aspects of Japanese civilization and culture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 13, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Japanese Words & Phrases A collection of basic Japanese words and phrases for the beginner. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 13, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Library of World Ads This French film library enables one to search for world-wide ads by topic, year, brand, business sector, product or country. The mpg clip can then be downloaded and played in class. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 13, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Free Seamless Textures Posted By Darren Hester on Oct 13th 5:36AM: Download free high resolution photographic textures. All textures are seamless making them ideal for Photoshop Fills and 3D Rendering. Flexible Creative Commons Licensing. From Common Content: Newest Items on October 13, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


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