Archive for 25.10.2011
These links will be useful for celebrating the Open Access Week. DOAJ (http://www.doaj.org/) is now over 7,000 journals, and still adding more than 4 titles per day. The Electronic Journals Library (http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en) now lists more than 30,000 titles that are freely available. OpenDOAR (http://www.opendoar.org/) now lists more than 2,000 repositories, and the BASE (http://base.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/en/index.php) search engine searches more than 31 million documents in repositories. ROARMAP (http://roarmap.eprints.org/) now lists a total of 300 open access mandate policies.
More about the Open Access week: http://libinnovate.wordpress.com/ (October 20, 2011)
Science.gov (http://www.science.gov/index.html) was launched in December 2002. It searches over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information (http://www.science.gov/searchdbs.html) including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance (http://www.science.gov/participatingagencies.html). While this isn’t a site designed for kids, their “Resources for Kids, Parents and Teachers” section offers a large alphabetical list of sites covering every topic from agriculture to weather.
This resource will be useful not just for Window on America centers, but for all academic and research libraries.
Posted in Без категорії on Жовтень 21, 2011| 1 Comment »
On September 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced the launch of the new Study in the States website, which aims at ” [streamlining] the international student visa process for foreign students seeking to study in the United States,” according to the DHS website.
“The Study in the States initiative is a key component of a government-wide effort to encourage the best and brightest foreign students to study and remain in the U.S.” and “builds upon other new policies that embrace talented students from other countries, who enrich the nation by working in science and technology jobs and fueling innovation in their chosen fields here in the United States”, the DHS website explains.
The initiative aims at examining regulatory changes and providing current and prospective students with relevant and updated information about visa requirements in a streamlined and user-friendly format. The website features dynamic and interactive content (including an individualized Road Map to Success to help students navigate the steps of the student visa process), and links to social media websites, videos, success stories, and news and public service announcements.
Announcing the Study in the States initiative, Secretary Napolitano said:
“Attracting the best and brightest international talent to our colleges and universities is an important part of our nation’s economic, scientific and technological innovation and competitiveness. Foreign students and exchange visitors bring invaluable contributions to our nation, and the Study in the States initiative is an important step in empowering the next generation of international entrepreneurs, right here in America.”
ICE Director Morton added:
“Study in the States encourages international students who seek the wealth of educational opportunities available in the U.S. to remain here following their studies and apply their new skills here in our country. We aim to strike a balance – providing an open and welcoming experience for international students and visitors seeking information, while maintaining the integrity and security of our visa process.”
Mathematics in Movieshttp://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/index.html is a website developed by Oliver Knill, a Harvard Mathematics professor.
Mathematics in Movies is a collection of video clips from popular movies and television shows in which references to mathematics are made.
Posted in Без категорії on Жовтень 14, 2011| 1 Comment »
On October 6, 2011, Kyiv IRC ran a session on Window on America (American Corners) Program at the U.S. Government Interagency Conference on English Language Education held in Kyiv. ECA’s American Corner Liaison Peter Samson briefed the participants on the American Corners program worldwide. A dozen of conference participants received information on Window on America centers network in Ukraine, their programs and resources to support English learning and English teaching in different regions of Ukraine. Window on America heads from Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne and Vinnytsia provided presentations on their activities. This session was useful for increasing communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders involved in English language education in Ukraine.
The U.S. Department of State’s Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) Dawn L. McCall Opens “Window on America” center at the Kerch V.Belinsky City Library
Posted in Без категорії on Жовтень 12, 2011| 2 Comments »
On Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. marking All-Ukrainian Library Day and the 155th anniversary of the Library, Coordinator Dawn McCall and Mayor of Kerch Mr.Osadchy opened the new Window on America Center (WOA) in Kerch. Read more: http://ukraine.usembassy.gov/mccall-kerch.html