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Chypre : Amathonte This website is published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focuses on the site of Amathonte, southern Cyprus. Amathonte is a classical site that was in use between the 8th century BC and 7th century AD. Among the monuments unearthed are: the necropoleis; the agora: several houses and two palaeo-Christian basilicas; the wall; the harbour; a temple dedicated to Aphrodite. This website contains several illustrated articles on individual buildings, and on aspects of research. The article focusing on the harbour contains a drawn reconstruction of a machine that was probably stationed t From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Chypre : Khirokitia This website is published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and focuses on the site of Khirokitia, Cyprus. Khirokitia is a eighth millennium BC settlement located on the southern coast of Cyprus and belonging to the Cypriote Preceramic Neolithic period. A few illustrated articles summarise the discoveries at the site, which include a wall and a protective architectural structure at the entrance of the settlement, and circular huts. This website also reports on the geoarcheological, environmental and experimental archaeology studies that have been carried out there. There are articles From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Center for practical bioethics The Center for Practical Bioethics is a free-standing body which aims to offer support to patients and organizations in finding solutions to ethical dilemmas they face in the areas of health and healthcare. It focuses primarily on the following four areas: clinical and organizational ethics; aging and end-of-life care; life sciences and research ethics; and disparities in health and health care. This website contains: information about programmes and news events in these areas; downloadable materials on end-of life decisions; a brief discussion of bioethics itself; details of books, videos and From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Cambridge genetics knowledge park (CGKP) The Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP) is one of six genetics knowledge parks nationwide. This website, which informs visitors of their work, contains the following five main sections: clinical genetics; genetics in commerce and industry; ethical, legal and social implications of genetics; public health, epidemiology and genetics; and scientific research in genetics. For each, annotated links are provided to relevant resources on the web. In addition to these, the website provides information about topics of special interest to CGKP like biobusiness, stem cells, nutrigenomics and the Hum From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Central office for research ethics committees (COREC) The Central Office for Research Ethics Committees (COREC) oversees and support the work of NHS (UK) Research Ethics Committees (REC). Their website caters for three different groups. The first is for patients and the public. This contains news reports, documents relating to the work of COREC, contact details of COREC staff, and information on how to get involved. The second is addressed to the REC community. This page makes available tools for REC co-ordinators, and information on training and accreditation. The third section is addressed to applicants (i.e. researchers, research support staff From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Nordic committee on bioethics This is the homepage of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics. The website informs viewers about their reponsibilities, membership, working approaches and contact details. Resources made accessible include details of events organised by the committee, and downloadable copies of materials published by them on issues such as how best to teach bioethics, biotechnology legislation in the Nordic countries, the question of who owns our genes, and ethical issues in human stem cell research. The site is easy to use and the contents come in two versions - English and Nordic. (Kartina A. Choong) From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Victoria county history of Durham This website on the history of Durham is part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England (VCH) and is supported by the University of Durham, the University of Sunderland and the Institute of Historical Research. The website presents the national and Durham projects, offering details of publications, and information about the trust and its fundraising activities. A few draft articles are available online, as well as some of the sources. The website aims to be a portal for the project, though users should note that some of the more substantial pieces of work produced are available only i From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


NIU archaeology This is the official website of the Sicilian archaeological field school of Northern Illinois University. The excavation team has its main excavation at Monte Polizzo, which is the largest archaeological site currently excavated in Sicily. The website publishes preliminary reports of the field research carried out, plus minimal background information on western Sicily and Salemi. Monte Polizzo is an important Elymian site and excavations there have begun after several years of surveying. The early reports concern these surveys and include some maps and photographs, mostly of the team members. From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Mysteries at Eleusis "Mysteries at Eleusis" is a collection of over 800 images depicting inscriptions from the sanctuary of the Eleusinian Mysteries at Eleusis, Greece. The images belong to Professor Kevin Clinton of Cornell University, where the website is hosted. The rituals performed as part of the Eleusinian Mysteries are largely unknown, but Cicero (De legibus, 2.36) reports that they were an initiation symbolising the principles of life, possibly connected to the cycle of life and death. Revealing the mysteries was punished by death. The initiation took place annually and lasted a week. Several Roman emperor From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Brésil : Mato Grosso This website is published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focuses on the prehistoric people of Mato Grosso in Brazil. It summarises the initial coexistence of human hunters and ancient fauna; symbolism (pigments and body painting); and rock art (representing humans, animals and abstract subjects). There is also a bibliography and a gallery of pictures. Both students and researchers may find this website useful. (Andrea Vianello) From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Albanie : Apollonia This website is published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focuses on the Greek colony of Apollonia, Albania. The ancient town was located on a river, eight kilometres from the Adriatic coast; no traces of pre-Greek occupation of the area have been found. The town became famous during Roman times for its support to Caesar in 48 BC, which allowed Caesar to deploy his army in front of Pompey's army for the first time. From there, the two armies chased each other until Caesar's final victory at Pharsalus that same year. Later, the town hosted Octavian for six month, when he From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Chili : Patagonie This website is published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and focuses on the region of Patagonia, Chile. Through a series of illustrated articles, the site presents the prehistory of the region, paying attention to both human activities and the environment. The archipelago of Patagonia was a good source of food and the major site, Bayly, was located near a bank rich in molluscs. Interestingly, ancient economy appears to have been more complex in areas ecologically poorer, where there was constant necessity to procure some food by way of exchange. The articles focus on the sites of From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The philosophical society of England This is the 'hub page' of the Philosophical Society of England. The organization was founded in 1913 to encourage the study of practical philosophy among members of the general public, and it has its own journal, The Philosopher, which is published twice a year. This website allows access to a selection of articles from the journal and provides information about meetings, conferences, books, and courses. An online forum is also provided to encourage discussion on philosophical topics. (Kartina A. Choong) From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SWIP : the society for women in philosophy The Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) aims to support and advance the work of women philosophers. Resources available on this homepage include: information about their divisions, newsletter and electronic discussion list (SWIP-L); a reading list and bibliographies of print-based materials (on topics such as feminist films, feminism and the history of philosophy, African American feminist theory, and masculinity); online articles (e.g. on how feminism is rewriting the philosophical canon); sample course syllabi for feminist philosophy; a gallery of women philosophers; statistics on women i From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Bioethics website Bioethics Website is maintained by Mike Collingridge, Senior Lecturer in Law and Ethics at Charles Sturt University. Developed for students of Biomedical Science, Genetic Counselling and Nursing at the university, some of the site's resources are restricted to local users. However, members of the public are allowed access to a number of interesting resources. These include an introductory essay on bioethics; outline materials for their modules on introduction to bioethics; the ethics of research; ethical issues in genetic counselling; and legal and ethical issues in nursing. Also offered From New Humbul Resources on March 10, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SC: 10/03 Phishers develop new schemes to extend range of malicious sites The continuing battle between the 'Phishing' community (who set up malicious websites to collect personal account details from unsuspecting users) and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who try and close them down as quickly as possible - has taken a new turn; phishers have started using a tactic called "smart site redirection" to stay a step ahead of the ISPs ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SLASA Conference 2006: Libraries Now! The 2006 School Library Association of South Autralia conference will address current issues in education, information literacy, literature, technology and school library management around the theme: Libraries Now! Concurrent and keynote sessions include: Resourcing the curriculum now: School Library 2.0; Professional Standards (Pip Field & Jackie Miers), Maintaining morale and motivation for library staff (Bev Saegenschnitter), Changing Stories: Changing Cultures: The Restorative Practice Journey in Schools (Terry O'Connell) Learners Now (Mark McCrindle) and Libraries Now: Literacy, Jour From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


German for Beginners and General German Grammar Interactive exercises for German created using 'Interactive Language Learning Authorware' designed by Steve Cushion, Guildhall University. The materials come in two files (A and B) which are compressed files that can be self-extracted by clicking on them. The programs run using a web browser and can be started by clicking on the 'home' icon. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


DIALANG DIALANG offers carefully designed and validated tests of different language skills, together with a range of feedback and expert advice on how to improve your skills. DIALANG also offers scientifically validated self-assessment activities, because it is now widely recognized that being able to judge your own language proficiency is an important part of learning a language. ..... From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


DIALANG DIALANG offers carefully designed and validated tests of different language skills, together with a range of feedback and expert advice on how to improve your skills. DIALANG also offers scientifically validated self-assessment activities, because it is now widely recognized that being able to judge your own language proficiency is an important part of learning a language. ..... From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Sager's Gaming Dream Machine The 9750 is the globe's first duo core laptop powered by a desktop AMD X2 CPU. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 10, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Programming with pcap This document provides instruction on how to programme using pcap, a packet sniffer. The reader is guided through several stages including setting the device, opening it for sniffing, and filtering traffic. Code examples are given to illustrate steps throughout the document. It is recommended that users have basic knowledge of C and some understanding of networking theory. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


SC: 10/03 Vulnerability reported in Zone Alarm - look out for update soon We've been advised that there's a bug in the popular Zone Alarm personal firewall product which could lead to a compromise of your PC where it is installed; Security Focus advises that at present there is no update available. This vulnerability allows local attackers to execute arbitrary malicious code with SYSTEM level privileges, facilitating the complete compromise of affected computers. ZoneAlarm Security Suite version 6.1.744.000 is vulnerable to this issue; other versions may also be affected ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Digital Bridge Unit The aim of the Digital Bridge Unit of the South Australian Science Technology and Innovation Directorate is to assist in reducing the socially and economically divisive nature of advancing technologies through encouraging the use of technology within disadvantaged groups by: improvement of physical access (connectivity); increased skill levels (capability); and more applications linked to service needs (content). Programmes include: Outback Connect and Web Accessibility. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Brian Kelly gesticulating wildly about IT Services Brian Kelly talking about web 2.0 Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. I caught part of --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 8:31 a.m..


Interactive Anatomy Exams Provides a wide variety of exams for the student studying the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This site is very simple to use. It will help you sharpen your knowledge in every part of the human body. The site is very simple in its usage. Each chapter is broken down into the various body(s) subject matter. It is a perfect to tool for determining where you need a little more knowledge. After taking this exam(s), one should be better prepared to have a focal area of study in order to completely understand the body From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Nursing Library This site provides a list of skills and how to perform each one. It also included the equipment one will need to accomplish each skill. It is a useful tool in the hands of a nursing student needing a refresher on how to perform a skill. On this site, you will get a condensed version of assessment skills. The author points out the important assessments that should be done in each area assessed. In addition, this site offers helpful links to sites that would interest the Nursing Student. Links to sites that brushes you up on the Nursing Process, how to recognize a pressure ulcer and the treatmen From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Virtual Nurse Provides various links to drugs used in the hospital setting. A quick reference for nurses and nursing students alike and is easy to use. The site will connect you to various links that pertains to the subject matter (medication). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Safe Ink Provides relevant information on the hazards of body art and the risks of contracting various diseases through this process. It also brings out the sterility of instruments used in this process, which is relevant teaching information in which nurses, and the general public can use. Gives you an in depth look at the hazards of piercing, the various diseases that could result if improper technique is used. Many take for granted the aseptic techniques in which each of these procedures should be performed, however, there are much more at risk than then actually would believe. There are things that From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 10, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Log files UKERNA have produced an excellent document on log files, while the focus regulatory compliance will limit it's usefulness to the UK, it is comprehensive in dealing with those issues. A little short on using log files to generate statistics in the form required by MU. From StuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 8:21 a.m..


Confusion in the identity provider market I've been at the UCISA conference in Blackpool, which is the first time I've been to a conference exhibition targeted at IT managers rather than techies, geeks or hackers. I'm a little staggered by both the complete lack of technical interoperability know how on display: there are at least five large companies present trying to flog identity management systems, but no one at any of the stands is ever able to comment on how their system compares to, relates to, or inter-operates with any of the other systems on offer. Even worse, only oneStuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 8:21 a.m..


Knoppix running from USB on IBM tablet PC Knoppix running from USB on IBM tablet PC Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. I From StuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 7:25 a.m..


Flocking together at UCISA Birds over the pier Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. I've just come back from the annual --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 7:25 a.m..


Oxfam goes open source From the web: In a carefully-planned operation that took more than a year to complete the British charity Oxfam switched three thousand users from using its proprietary collaboration platform to one which is closer to their mission: volunteer-created Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). From StuartYeates's blog on March 10, 2006 at 6:11 a.m..


Sound Bites to Revolutionise Australian History In a publishing first, Monash University ePress has introduced sound bite technology to its online scholarly journal, History Australia. The sound bites are included in an article by historian Julie Holbrook Tolley, published in the latest issue of History Australia (December 2005). It is the first time multimedia technology has been used to integrate evidence into a mainstream academic history journal. Monash Newsline, 10 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Business Point The Department of Economic Development helps Tasmanian businesses and targeted industry sectors to develop and thrive. The department is the first point of contact for companies wishing to establish, relocate, diversify or expand business in Tasmania. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Search Engine Coverage of the OAI-PMH Corpus Having indexed much of the 'surface' Web, search engines are now using various approaches to index the 'deep' Web. At the same time, institutional repositories and digital libraries are adopting the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to expose their holdings. The authors harvested nearly 10 million records from OAI-PMH repositories. From these records, they extracted 3.3 million unique resource URLs and then conducted searches on samples from this collection to determine how much of the OAI-PMH corpus the three major search engines have inde From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Towards a Continuum of Scholarship: The Eventual Collapse of the Distinction Between Grey and non-Grey Literature This paper argues that the distinction between grey and non-grey (or white) literature will become less relevant over time, as online discovery options proliferate. In the meantime, the political success of the open access publishing movement has valuable lessons for proponents of increasing access to grey literature. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


National Youth Careers And Transitions Advisory Group (NYCTAG) The National Youth Careers and Transitions Advisory Group (NYCTAG) aims to assist in progressing the national careers and transitions agenda for young Australians. The Advisory Group will develop advice on strategic issues including matters affecting young people’s successful transitions in relation to learning and education, and issues regarding enterprise, vocational and career education. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


How to Get Yourself a Job This booklet gives Indigenous job seekers and school leavers valuable information on finding and applying for jobs, handling interviews and settling successfully into a new job. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


South Australia's Skills Action Plan: First Steps This document is the first step in developing comprehensive industry Workforce Development Action Plans for South Australia in partnership with business, industry and community groups. It is a tool to approach workforce development as a shared responsibility. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Better Skills Better Work Better State 'A strategy for the development of South Australia's workforce to 2010.' This document outlines priorities for South Australia's workforce. It identifies the actions that will be taken to create a high skill economy, provide access to quality employment and enable better workforce planning. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Feasibility Study into the Establishment of a National Institute for Career Leadership Getting Serious About Careers: Leadership In Career Development by the Allen Consulting Group is a report contracted by DEST in 2005 to provide a feasibility study into the establishment of a national institute for leadership in career development. The report covers the need for a national institute, possible models for a national institute, assessing the options and a proposed approach for establishing a national institute. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Maintaining the Advantage: Skilled Victorians This document outlines the Victorian Government's investment in the vocational education and training sector. It articulates key priorities to increase the skills of existing workers and adult learners, as well as apprentices and trainees. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Australia and India Unite Through Research Programme In recognition of Australia's strong relationship with India, the Australian Government will provide new funding of $25 million to increase Australia's science and technology engagement with India. The funding consists of an Australia-India Strategic Research Fund of $20 million to promote multi-displinary research collaboration between the two countries. The $3.5 million Endeavour India Research Fellowships will provide top researchers from India an opportunity to undertake short-term postgraduate and postdoctoral research in any field of study in Australia, and Australians to do th From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


European Commission Steps up Efforts to put Europe's Memory on the Web via a 'European Digital Library' The European Commissions'plan to promote digital access to Europe's heritage is rapidly taking shape. At least six million books, documents and other cultural works will be made available to anyone with a Web connection through the European Digital Library over the next five years. In order to boost European digitisation efforts, the Commission will co-fund the creation of a Europe-wide network of digitisation centres. The Commission will also address, in a series of policy documents, the issue of the appropriate framework for intellectual property rights protection in the context of From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Media Centre for the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Australian Government Minister for Education, Science and Technical Training This website outlines the responsibilities, personal profile, contact details and latest news from the Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Education, Science and Training. It includes a Media Centre with a monthly record of all the Minister's media releases. From EdNA Online on March 10, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


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