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Berlin Transit : Jüdische Migranten aus Osteuropa in den 1920er Jahren

July 27th, 2012 by Michael Winter

   This item has recently arrived, and is being added to the collection. Check the UCD library’s Harvest Library Catalog at for location information. Numerous illustrations,  documentary photographs and reproduction of art works (color and B&W), along with facsimiles of manuscript fragments included. In the meantime, a bibliographic description can be found at:

Opening the Process of Academic Peer Review

July 23rd, 2012 by David Michalski

The Journal of Peer Production, a journal which focuses on the contradictions of peer or collaborative production is itself using an innovative peer-review system to review submissions.

Inspired by a movement called Open Process Publishing, the journal publishes drafts and critical reviews, and author repsponses to her or his critics alongside final presentations. In doing so, they expose to their public some of the the detailed work that goes into editing academic journals.

The aims of this process include achieving more transparency in how editorial decisions are made, creating an atmosphere for more thorough interaction, discussion, and engagement between readers and authors, and generating more energy and pace for scholarly publications.

More info on Open Process Publishing can be found here:

Encyclopedia of consumption and waste : the social science of garbage

July 20th, 2012 by David Michalski

Encyclopedia of consumption and waste : the social science of garbage / Carl A. Zimring, general editor ; William L. Rathje, consulting editor.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD4482 .E53 2012 Lib Use Only

Other title : Social science of garbage

Refuse and refuse disposal — Social aspects — Encyclopedias.
Consumption (Economics) — Social aspects — Encyclopedias.

British Library and Qatar to Digitize East India Company and India Office Archives

July 20th, 2012 by Adam Siegel

The British Library announced yesterday that in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) that it will begin a three-year £8.7 million project to digitize more than 500,000 pages of documents from the East India Company and India Office, along with 25,000 pages of Arabic manuscripts from its collections. The project will also lead to the inauguration of the Qatar National Library in 2014.  The emphasis of both collections will be on the Gulf region.