Government Information: International and Foreign
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:22.
Library Journal has a piece that features notable government documents from 2011. Check out last year's top federal, state & local, and international documents.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 13:02.
Have you seen these? These square-shaped matrix-style barcodes with black geometric pattern are called Quick Response codes – aka QR codes – and they’re really useful in today’s smart-phone driven culture for linking to digital information whether it be bibliographic information from a SearchWorks record (yes, QR codes are available for every item in SearchWorks!), a Website, a text message, someone’s contact information etc. QR codes can be scanned by QR code apps downloadable to iphone/android/blackberry/windows smart phones and ipads/tablets.
Well, you may have noticed some of these QR codes showing up in the wilds of the Jonsson/Social Sciences Reading Room and government documents stacks (W1 and W2). Kris Kasianovitz, Barbara Celone and James Jacobs have just released some QR codes to test their viability and utility in connecting the library’s vast physical government documents’ collections with our equally vast and rapidly growing digital government information resources. These particular QR codes link to government agency pages, SearchWorks records or directly to digital resources such as Proquest Congressional Publications. You’ll notice that we’ve placed QR codes in various shapes and sizes; this is to test which QR codes are more noticeable and useful. We have placed information about and directions for using QR codes in several locations around Jonsson/SSRC so that users will know what we are doing.
This is a pilot project; we are trying to determine if QR codes will work for what we are trying to accomplish – that is, connecting the library’s physical collections with our digital resources. To that end, in the weeks ahead we will be gathering data on how often the codes are scanned and the type of devices used to scan them. We’d be most appreciative of your feedback on QR code usability. Please email your feedback to Barbara Celone ( email@example.com). We welcome your input!
[note: this was originally posted in SULAIR News]
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 08:37.
Question: I am researching on the negotiating history of article 66.2 of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). I would like to find information on debates that preceded adoption of this Article in the Agreement. I have not been able to find any particular thread in the GATT Archive that would enable me trace this history.
Thanks for contacting the GATT archive. Here are a few angles to explore in order to trace that history.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 09:54.
The UK's National Archives has made available online Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial files from her first year in power. The 130 files, which date from May to December 1979, are available for free and are fully searchable by keyword.
From the site's Introduction: