Westlaw’s new platform is now ready for access through the Libraries’ Electronic Resources page (http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i). The old platform Westlaw HK and the new platform Westlaw Asia will parallel run until all resources have been completely migrated to Westlaw Asia.
Westlaw Asia provides multi-jurisdictional research so with the migration, HK and UK materials can be searched across one single platform. All subscribed resources originally on the Westlaw HK platform shall continue to be covered in Westlaw Asia.
about the new platform:
- Jurisdictions under Westlaw Asia include HK, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and UK. HK and UK are available for searching. For other jurisdictions, please search under “Westlaw Next” (click Jurisdiction, Westlaw Next).
- Westlaw China will remain as a separate product via its own platform.
- More information about this new platform is available at http://www.westlawasia.com/.
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An upgrade for booksandjournals.brillonline.com is scheduled on Monday September 21, from 16:30PM to 19:30PM. During this time you may temporarily experience loss of access.
We apologize for any interruption or inconvenience this may cause.
In an effort to continue to provide best-in-class hosting services and superior customer support, Silverchair Technical Operations is planning a scheduled monthly maintenance on the SCM6 servers and services Sunday, 09/06/2015, for the following sites and services:
- Acland’s Anatomy.com
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In an effort to continue to provide best-in-class hosting services and superior customer support, Silverchair Technical Operations is planning a scheduled monthly maintenance on the SCM6 servers and services Sunday, 9/Aug/2015, for the following sites and services:
- Acland’s Anatomy.com
- SUMO Admin Tools
- SiteMaster Admin Tools
- Statsmaster Admin Tools
This maintenance period will last from 11:00 AM 9/Aug through 3:00 PM 9/Aug. Please be advised that your site/services may be periodically unavailable during this maintenance window.
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A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 to Web of Science and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for 15 minutes, between a maintenance window of 9 June 15:00 – 10 June 03:00.
As Europe copes with surge of crossings in Mediterranean, new report argues far deeper insight is needed into migrant decision-making and smuggler business model
The report, Before the boat: Understanding the migrant journey, makes the case that policymakers are making decisions ‘while in the dark’ about the decision-making process and the assessment of risk that migrants face at every step of the journey. They also lack detailed insight about the business model of the smuggling networks that are delivering often desperate people to Europe’s doorstep in exchange for significant remuneration, argue authors Jacob Townsend and Christel Oomen of Farsight, a Brussels-based social enterprise with a focus on migration that has organised interviews with thousands of migrants and would-be migrants.
The Before the boat report can be read at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/boat-understanding-migrant-journey.
Indian Immigrants in the United States
Indian immigrants represent the second-largest origin group in the United States, accounting for 4.7 percent of the total foreign-born population. Generally high-skilled and highly educated, more than half of Indian immigrants have arrived since 2000 and largely attain green cards through employment-based pathways. Indians account for 70 percent of H-1B petitions and are the second-largest group of international students in the United States.
[Source: Migration Information Source May 15, 2015]
PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements
Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida have teamed up to gather a range of pamphlets and other materials concerning socialist, communist, and leftist views on a host of topics, from Marxist economics to world pacifism to anti-colonialism. The digitized collection features authors from the United States, the former USSR, India, Korea, and other countries, with archival material written primarily in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries. Readers may like to select Browse the Collection to begin. This will pull up nearly 2,000 documents, which can then be sorted by Title, Creator, Subject, and Date. The documents may also be searched by selecting Refine, and then using the Search Text box. Amazingly, historical documents such as “Woman’s place in the fight for a better world,” a 1947 publication from Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of the Communist Party of the United States of America, can be downloaded in PDF format.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 19, May 15, 2015]