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CIRSFID : CuLT CuLT (Current Legal Theory) is an online database that offers an extensive bibliography of books, articles and anthologies in the fields of jurisprudence (philosophy of law) and legal theory. Edited by CIRSFID (a centre for research into the history, philosophy, and sociology of law, based at Bologna University), the database holds more than 19,000 records and covers works written in all major languages and lesser known ones. Where needed, an English translation of the title is generally given. Abstracts are provided where possible, and searches can be conducted by individual fields such as ti From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Directory to the subject bibliographies in environmental ethics 'Directory to the subject bibliographies in environmental ethics' is a website which holds a cumulative list of published bibliographies in the area of environmental ethics. The list was compiled by Timothy C. Weiskel for the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School. Initially developed as teaching and research aids for courses offered at the School, they are now made available on this website for general public use. The bibliographies are divided into three sections: the Class Bibliography Series (produced for specific courses at Harvard); the Sub From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Chloris "Chloris" is a searchable bibliography of the Bronze Age archaeology of mainland Greece and Crete. Updated and with sections focusing on specific islands, it proves to be very easy to use for anyone interested in Aegean archaeology. Since the books inserted in the database are selected by research staff, and have been indexed by keyword manually, the returned results are always relevant. Other tools should be used to obtain comprehensive lists. The bibliography includes some PhD dissertations. It is possible to suggest books to be included in Chloris, an attractive option especially for author From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Indigenous peoples council on biocolonialism (IPCB) This is the official website of the body set up to support indigenous groups in the protection and preservation of their genetic resources, traditional knowledge, culture and collective rights from the ravages of biocolonialism and the negative effects of biotechnology. On offer are: materials published by the council (e.g. primers, briefing papers, and articles); information on works carried out by them in areas like agriculture, human genetics, and biopiracy and globalisation; resolutions (e.g. the Mataatua Declaration on Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the B From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Packard humanities institute : Persian literature in translation "Persian Texts in Translation" is a Web site published by the Packard Humanities Institute. The Web site contains dozens of Persian texts in translation as well as several digitized secondary sources on Persian literature. The texts can be browsed by author or title and each Persian author is introduced with a short bibliography. Persian titles are available in translation and can be read using a HTML browser. Over 100 works are already available in full text. The Web site requires a Java-enabled browser. (Andrea Vianello) From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Association for heritage interpretation (AHI) The Association for Heritage Interpretation is dedicated to helping 'people explore and appreciate our world', and to the promotion of interpretation as a professional activity. The Association's website is likely to be of use to researchers interested in cultural studies and heritage issues. Details of membership, forthcoming events, and other resources available from the Association are on the website. There is also a useful selection of articles from the Association's journal, 'Interpretation'. These include: accounts of a retrospective on Claude Monet in Vienn From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


AccountAbility: institute of social and ethical accountability The Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility (AccountAbility) was established in 1995. It aims to promote accountability for sustainable development by strengthening social responsibility and ethical behaviour on the part of the business community and non-profit organizations. This website provides details about their activities (including the research carried out by the institute, and the training programmes they offer), and of developments in social and ethical accounting and auditing around the world. Additionally, there are downloadable resources, a discussion forum, information abou From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Business open learning archive : business ethics resources Provided by the UK-based Business Open Learning Archive (BOLA), this site provides information and resources (including overhead projector transparencies and powerpoint slides) on topics in business ethics. These include introductions to the standard topics in ethics such as utilitarianism and Kantianism, and current issues including: ethical investment; employment and welfare morality; ethics and union management relation; capitalism; group-think and moral behaviour; downsizing; company law; and corporate governance. The website, which is maintained by Chris Jarvis, also provides access to re From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


British society for ethical theory (BSET) This is the official homepage of the British Society for Ethical Theory (BSET). This website provides information about the conferences they organise, and details of calls for papers. It further provides a directory of members which lists both their affiliations and research interests. Details about membership and how to join their mailing list are included. Visitors are also given the opportunity to view slideshows and photographs taken from earlier conferences. The website ends by providing a useful list of links to the homepages of other societies, departments, publishers and ethics centres From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Business and human rights resource centre The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an organisation which aims to promote awareness and meaningful discussion of issues relevant to business and human rights. It works in collaboration with Amnesty International and leading academic institutions. This website makes available, among other things, an online library and reports of corporate misconduct and examples of best practice by companies. Links are provided to materials published by NGOs, companies and business organisations, the United Nations, intergovernmental organisations, governments and courts, policy experts and academi From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Business and society Business and Society (ISSN: 1552-4205) is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the relationship between business and society. Founded at Roosevelt University and sponsored by the International Association for Business and Society, it publishes articles, book reviews and dissertation abstracts on the following areas: business ethics; business-government relations; corporate governance; corporate social performance; environmental-management issues; and general issues relating to business and society. This homepage contains information about their editorial board and submission policy. Th From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Business ethics : a European review 'Business Ethics: A European Review' (ISSN: 1467-8608) is an academic research journal which focuses primarily on ethical issues confronting modern business in Britain and continental Europe. Published four times a year by Blackwell Publishing, it features refereed scholarly papers, reviews, transcripts of speeches and book reviews. At the time of writing, the editor is Professor Christopher Cowton of Huddersfield University Business School. The site contains details about subscription/renewal and the journal's submission policy. While the full text of journal articles is access From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Case studies in business ethics 'Case studies in business ethics' is a guide from the New York-based magazine for entrepreneurs, Inc.com. The website offers a collection of online articles which advances the idea that it is possible to do business whilst doing good at the same time. The guide considers a cross section of issues ranging from environmental challenges and involvement in the community by businesses, to issues of wider global significance like fair trade and the impact of a more globalised economy on the quality of workers' lives. Although only a relatively small number of articles are provided her From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Creating a code of ethics for your organization 'Creating a code of ethics for your organization' is a website maintained by Dr Chris MacDonald of Saint Mary's University, Canada. The resource starts off with a number of quotes about the significance to organizations and groups of having a code of ethics and goes on to give some general guidance on writing one. It then provides a bibliography of print-based articles on the topic before ending with a lightly annotated list of links to websites with online essays, guidelines, speeches and sample codes of ethics. Information on relevant books recently published, and those on eth From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ashridge centre for business and society The Ashridge Centre for Business and Society (ACBAS) is part of Ashbridge, a London-based international business school. It is particularly interested in promoting discussion about how the long-term viability of business is affected by issues of corporate governance, employee relations, supplier alliances, business values, environmental responsibility, community investment and government relations. This website focuses on the latest thinking in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and contains information about ACBAS's activities and the courses they offer. There are also links to releva From New Humbul Resources on March 3, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Simpson Prize Winners Seven young Australian students have won the opportunity to experience the ANZAC spirit firsthand in Gallipoli, in April this year, as winners of the 2006 Simpson Prize. This national competition celebrates the ANZAC spirit, and honours John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 'the man with the donkey,' famous for rescuing soldiers in Gallipoli. This year, more than 1,300 Year 9 and 10 students submitted entries, either an essay or audio-visual presentation, which highlighted characteristics of the ANZAC spirit. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Open Access to Knowledge Project A Queensland University of Technology team is embarking on a two-year project to develop legal protocols for managing copyright issues in an open-access environment. The Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project aims to ensure that anyone can legally share knowledge across the world, whether they are an everyday citizen or a top-end researcher. When complete, the project should provide legal protocols to free up the national and international research environment and remove barriers to reusing and remixing information. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Technology Research News This is the place to go to catch up on the latest in technology research. This site provides hundreds of articles on the latest technological innovations and links to the home pages of major research facilities across the country. This site, while possessing a great deal of information, is slightly awkward to navigate. After leaving the home page, the site map shrinks and moves to the bottom of the page so you must scroll down to it or turn the pages back to get back to the home page. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


61 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena Michael Bach has put together a great interactive site that will give anyone involved in the visual arts new insight into visual perception. This site contains many of the “common” illusions that have been around for years. However, there are also a great many new and intriguing illusions that will give you a new perspective on things that you observe every day. The site transports you easily from one illusion to the next and even gives you a break every now and again. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


In-line Speed Skating Are you interested in speed skating? This page gives you basic instruction on how to train yourself to skate faster. There is video to show you how to do the exercises for each of the nine steps. The home page offers all the equipment you need to get started and reviews of much of the equipment. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Keeping a Backyard Flock Do you want to raise chickens at home? This site gives you all the information you need without overwhelming you. A nice little page will help guide you into chicken farming using an economical and practical approach. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Spider Tutorials: C# This site was made to explain the .NET format of computer programming - in specific, C# is explained to a fair degree in this. The tutorials provided here contain information to get a newbie started, database information for semi-experienced programmers, and continues on to web development and possible future technologies. It has accurate information, and it is very thorough, but not exactly the most visually appealing. Even so, I would recommend this site for any beginner, or any serious C# programmer for that matter. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Garabato A collection of children's literature. The site includes many stories, fables, tongue twisters, and a variety of stories for listening only (peninsular Spanish accent). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Comunidad de Madrid: "Soy un triángulo." The history, culture and geography of the autonomy (province) of Madrid. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


El reloj A variety of activities to learn to tell time. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Blues Harmonica Anyone can learn blues harmonica. This site offers a free pfd file lesson manual and a link to a podcast of verbal instruction. The audio from the podcast is very clear and the instructions are easy to follow. This is an excellent site to learn “blues-harp”. It is small and easy to navigate. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Middle School Science A virtual cornucopia of science information, this site contains lesson plans, labs notebooks, and links. Labs for Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, and Life Science contain links to countless sites saving teachers hours of internet surfing to find material. A menu on the left side of the page makes this site easy to navigate. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 3, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 03/03 Site Advisor Plugin protects against malicious websites A newly available plugin for Internet Explorer and Firefox looks at websites as you browse and provides warnings if the site has bad characteristics of any kind; the SiteAdvisor software works with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, and draws on information compiled from millions of automated Web site visits to let users know whether visiting these sites is likely to yield annoyances such as spam, spyware, or computer viruses. Currently, SiteAdvisor's plug-ins are available for free, and the company plans to deliver a premium version of the product by September ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 3, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Applied Management Science: Making Good Strategic Decisions This website seeks to provide practical information on the science of decision making, including an introduction to multi-perspective structured modelling. The site is provided by Professor Hossein Arsham, University of Baltimore, and mirror sites are available. Links are provided to companion websites and related resources. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 3, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


SC: 03/03 Apple issues Security update for Mac OSX Apple have released Security Update 2006-001 for their MacOSX operating system ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 3, 2006 at 8:20 a.m..


EU to build six million volume internet public library The European Commissionis to build a European digital library able to display around six million books, photographs and films and available to all internet users by 2010. US Internet search giant Google started an international race to build an online library when it announced plans in December 2004 to digitise books and documents from a handful of big libraries. Since then, US Internet and software giants Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon have announced separate plans while France, upset that private companies to From StuartYeates's blog on March 3, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


RoHs Compliant Laptop from Toshiba and Wal-Mart The Toshiba Satellite A55-S1064 is one of the first notebooks in America to comply with the EU's RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) policy. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 3, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the philosophy and theories behind the Reggio Emilia Approach and how it can be adapted in their early childhood setting. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 1:56 a.m..


Schools and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector - an Uneasy Dichotomy This refereed paper, from the 'Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy Conference', suggests that Australia’s schools and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector need an inclusive approach to VET as transition to work, for the successful provision of trade professionals. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 1:56 a.m..


CRC PhD Scholarship Entox, Queensland The role: An exciting research postgraduate study to develop a unicellular cell tool for the toxicity assessment of single and mixture of metals and metalloids. This project will provide opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with researchers from a variety of disciplines in the field of in-vitro cell cytotoxicity assays, cell biology, advanced analytical chemistry and health risk assessment. The person: Honours IIA or above (or relevant research experience) in Biological and Chemical Sciences; experience in in-vitro assay and Knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry and risk assessment From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 1:11 a.m..


PhD Scholarships in Water Research Two PhD scholarships in water research associated with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment are available in the School of Civil and Chemical Engineering at RMIT University. The scholarships are available for students commencing in March 2006 and carry a stipend of $25,000 p.a. for up to 3.5 years. Both projects are associated with industry partners. The first scholarship is to identify the issues related to the prediction of discoloured water and to develop a model/framework to improve the determination of 'when', 'where' and 'how' to c From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 1:11 a.m..


Desert Research Commencing 2006 for Postgraduate Student Research Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (DK-CRC) The Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (DK-CRC) seeks applications from potential PhD or Masters by Research candidates to undertake research with outcomes that clearly align with its key priorities. Indigenous students and recipients of APA, University or equivalent scholarships are encouraged to apply. Potential applicants must read the DK-CRC Strategic Directions 2005-2010 documents at www.desertknowledge.com.au/crc. In particular, the DK-CRC is looking for research projects that relate to one of the following topics: 1. Livelihoods based on managing natural and cultural heritage. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 1:11 a.m..


Educators' Spotlight Digest - S.O.S for Information Literacy This online publication is a project of Syracuse University's Center for Digital Literacy in collaboration with the American Association of School Librarians and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The magazine provides information and ideas to teachers of information literacy skills. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Strength of Internet Ties This report confronts one of the debates about the internet: What is it doing to the relationships and social capital that people have with friends, relatives, neighbors, and workmates? Those on one side of the debate extol the internet's ability to expand relationships - socially and geographically. Those on the other side of the debate fear that the internet will alienate people from their richer, more authentic relations. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR) CUGIR is an active online repository in the National Spatial Data Clearinghouse program. CUGIR provides geospatial data and metadata for New York State, with special emphasis on those natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Chinese Education Minister to Present at Australian Forum Australian Education International has confirmed that Minister Zhou Ji, Minister for Education, People's Republic of China, will present at the Australian International Education Forum 2006 in Brisbane from 3 to 5 April 2006. Minister Zhou will be joined by a number of internationally renowned experts and thought leaders. The full programme can be viewed on the AEI website. From EdNA Online on March 3, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Carnegie Mellon Degree Available in Adelaide In May, 2006, the Carnegie Mellon Heinz School will begin operations at a new location in Adelaide, Australia, which will serve as the school's Asia Pacific education base. The School will initially offer two master's level degrees, the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and the Master of Science in Information Technology, as well as executive education programs. From EdNA Online on March 2, 2006 at 11:14 p.m..


Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM), Vol. 4 No. 1 March 2006 JDIM publishes original research papers, ongoing research, notes, editorial, events, and news, and reviews. In this issue: Web Services Practices. Ajith Abraham, Jen-Yao Chung, Sangyong Han; HyperMap: A System to Map the Web. Ajith Abraham, Jen-Yao Chung, Sangyong Han; The Designing of Web Services to Deliver Web Documents Associated with Historical Links. David Chao, Sam Gill; Creating Dependable Web Services Using User-transparent Replica. Markus Hillenbrand, Joachim G�tze, Paul M�ller; Automatic and Flexible Web Services Discovery in Semantic Web. Liuming Lu, Jiaxun Chen, Guojin Zhu; A From EdNA Online on March 2, 2006 at 11:14 p.m..


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