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COMEDY ON STAGE AND PAGE

A cartoons and stand-up comedy conference

Call for Papers

UNIVERSITY OF KENT, CANTERBURY, 14-15 JANUARY 2016

We are pleased to announce a two-day conference to celebrate the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive and the British Cartoon Archive, both based at the University of Kent. We aim to bring together scholars, archivists, comedians, cartoonists and others who have donated materials to our archives.

The British Stand Up Comedy Archive and British Cartoon Archive, both based at the University of Kent, are pleased to announce a combined two day conference, to take place in January next year.

By its nature, stand-up is an ephemeral performance genre, built on the idea of liveness. Unlike play texts, which can be published and studied and revived years after the initial production, stand-up comedy exists in the moment, and can easily be forgotten once the performance ends. The British Stand-Up Comedy Archive collects what is left behind after the performance is finished including unpublished recordings (audio or video, in any format), set lists, scripts, publicity materials (e.g. posters, flyers, photos), booking diaries, con-tracts, and more unusual ephemera (e.g. props, costume items, etc.).

See: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/standupcomedyarchive/

The British Cartoon Archive exists to encourage and facilitate the study of cartoons and caricatures published in the United Kingdom. Since 1973, the Cartoon Archive has built up a unique collection of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of newspaper cuttings, books, catalogues and magazines, and it is widely used by researchers, authors, teachers, the media and students.

See: http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/

Papers are being solicited which may explore such issues as:

  • Public persona and comic identity
  • Comic timing and delivery
  • Relationship with readers and audiences
  • Visual and verbal references
  • Joke structure
  • Control, censorship & the boundaries of taste
  • Politics & satire
  • Stereotypes and symbols
  • Humour as a career

Papers might explore one or more of these issues in relation to stand-up comedy, or in relation to cartoons, but we would also be interested in papers which explore them in relation to both stand-up and cartoons. Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted by 5pm, Friday 2nd October 2015 to: standup@kent.ac.uk

Jane Gallagher | Senior Special Collections Assistant

Special Collections & Archives, Information Services, University of Kent

Templeman Library

Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NU, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1227 823127

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The Future PresentTHE PAPERS OF THE RED ARMY

The University of Nottingham, UK, would like to offer to another library the microfilm collection “Papers of the Red Army” (for a brief description, see below).

The collection is complete (76 reels), although one box if missing.  The collection duplicates existing holdings in our library.

Libraries interested in further details should please contact Carol Hollier at carol.hollier@nottingham.ac.uk.

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The Papers of the Red Army:  Political and Internal Intelligence Reports, 1918-1921

From the Russian State Military-Historical Archive (RGVIA)

From the time of its establishment, the Red Army served the particular political needs of the Soviet state. During the Civil War (1918-1921), the army conducted extensive intelligence operations not only of counter-revolutionary forces but of their own ranks as well. This recently declassified collection contains unfiltered, unedited intelligence reports — many of them handwritten — from Red Army operatives throughout the country. Included are traditional operational and intelligence reports and evaluations. Of particular interest are the political intelligence reports. These contain surveys of civilian attitudes and assessments of the mood and circumstances of Red Army troops. These reports provide extraordinary opportunities for the scholar to examine the nature of the Soviet military’s apparatus of surveillance, as well as the extent and nature of opposition, both small and large, to the Communist regime.

76 microfilm reels.

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Knowledge

Knowledge

6th QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN LIBRARIES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAERS – Extended

QQML2014

27-30 May 2014

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

http://www.isast.org

 

Please see below the replies to the main questions posed and more information:

Yes, you can participate and attend the conference without presenting an abstract or paper. However, you should send the registration form to ask for an attendance permission

An Abstract accepted is mandatory for an oral or poster presentation

The paper is optional. If you submit a paper it will be considered for the Conference Proceedings and the post-conference publications in Books and the QQML Journal (www.qqml.net ). Two new issues have been added. The e-journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ.

The abstract submission deadline was extended to March 10, 2014 in order to include submissions of abstracts to the special sessions proposed and to the regular sessions as well.

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at secretar@isast.org . Please refer to the Session Number (see below) to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.

Session organizers should notify the conference secretariat by March 10 and include the abstracts collected for their special sessions.

If you already have submitted your Abstract and you have not received a reply please notify the conference secretariat.

Archive

Archive

Conference Excursions

A half day (14:30-19:30) conference excursion in the afternoon of the second day of the conference (28 May 2014) is scheduled: Visit of the classical Istanbul including some of Istanbul’s major sights…

A full day Excursion in the day following the last day of the conference (31 May 2014)…

 

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or send email to: secretar@isast.org

Looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul,

With our best regards,

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

 

Special and Contributed Sessions Code No

1. Bibliographic Control
1. Terminology project
2. Multiple controlled vocabularies
3. Subject thesaurus
4. Bibliographic utilities
5. New cataloguing rules, RDA and MARC21

2. Bibliometric research
1. Bibliometrics
2. Analysis of patterns of information
3. Usage data
4. Publication data
5. Citation analysis
6. Content analysis
7. Web sites
8. Databases

3. Change of Libraries and Managerial techniques
1. Human resources management
2. Organizational challenges
3. Strategic management
4. Re-engineering change in higher education
5. Fast-responded library
6. Learning organization

4. Changes in Learning, Research and Information needs and Behaviour of Users
1. 21st century librarians for 21st century libraries
2. New services for the research and learning communities
3. Redefining the library service experience
4. Forging collaboration between librarians and students
5. Library in the digital workflow of research
6. Content analysis of academic libraries’ Facebook profiles
7. Marketing the academic library through online social network advertising
8. International cooperation towards the development of technology in academic libraries

5. Climate Change Data and Climate Change Impacts
1. National greenhouse gas inventories
2. Inventory submissions
3. National communications
4. Information sources and availability
5. Socio-economic data
6. Definitions and methodologies
7. Climate change fund
8. Socio-economic data socio-economic data
9. Climate-related risks and disasters
10. Regional centres and networks
11. Risk management and reduction
12. Adaptation strategies
13. Access to information
14. Public awareness and participation
15. International cooperation
16. Research dialogue
17. Systematic observation
18. Sustainable development

6. Communication Strategies
1. Working with faculty, students, and staff
2. Users – Non users
3. Alumni, Partners, Stakeholders
4. Groups / teams
5. Archives, historical societies, museums and art galleries
6. Consortia

7. Data Analysis and Data Mining
1. Content analysis
2. Ontologies
3. Knowledge discovery
4. Machine learning
5. Databases
6. Data visualization

8. Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
1. Preservation of records for the next generations
2. Demonstration on fiscal responsibility and sustainability
3. Development of new metrics of their usages
4. Evaluation and best practices

9. Development of Information and Knowledge Services on the Public Library
1. Public libraries transformations
2. Dynamic information market
3. Public library’s role in the society
4. Challenges before libraries today
5. Diversified societies
6. Public library’s policy
7. Communities and information market
8. Public libraries as creative industries
9. Production and consumption of knowledge

10. Digital Libraries
1. Digitization
2. Museum and art digital objects
3. Archival digital objects
4. Public libraries digital projects
5. Digital content for teaching
6. Digital images
7. Metadata
8. Repositories

11. Economic Co-operation and Development
1. Socio-economic, environmental and emissions data
2. Energy statistics
3. Economic and social development
4. Working parties and organizations
5. Education, training and public awareness
6. Financial mechanism
7. Green climate fund
8. Investments

12. Energy Data and Information
1. Energy consumption, products, prices and taxes
2. Energy-related statistical data include coal, oil, gas, electricity and heat statistics
3. Energy balances, prices and emissions
4. Emissions from fuel combustion from its energy data
5. Data from firms, government agencies, industry organizations and national publications

13. Environmental Assessment
1. International, national, regional, local core data sets
2. Integrated Environment Assessment
3. Global Environmental Outlook
4. Statistical and geo-referenced historical data sets
5. Emission database for global atmospheric research
6. Socio-economic data
7. Ocean observation

14. Financial strength and sustainability
1. Fund raising
2. Cost benefit analysis
3. Cost assessment
4. Value analysis

15. Health Information Services
1. Research by health information professionals
2. Role of librarians in implementing Evidence based medicine/practice
3. Prospects and challenges of implementing Research4Life in low income countries

16. Historical and Comparative case studies related to Librarianship
1. Library historiography
2. Agencies, people, and movements within the development of librarianship
3. Comparative case studies related to libraries, special collections, or library programs/services

17. Information and Data on various aspects of Food and Agriculture
1. Agricultural production and trade
2. Land use, and means of production
3. Trade indices and food supply
4. Population and labour force
5. Food balance sheets
6. Fertilizer and pesticides
7. Forest products
8. Fishery products
9. Agricultural machinery

 

18. Information and Knowledge Services

1.    Resource development policy

2.    Resource project description

3.    Research and development of the services

4.    Knowledge discovery and knowledge creation

5.    Knowledge mining

6.    Team building and management

 

19. Information Literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and Lifelong Learning

1.    Information Literacy and citizenship

2.    Strategic approaches to Information Literacy

3.    New pedagogic challenges for libraries

4.    Collaborative work between librarians and academic staff

5.    Independent learning skills, online information skills and lifelong learning

6.    Concepts of learning, teaching and the developments in networked technology

7.    Staff development and Information Literacy

8.    New areas of practice and research

9.    Information literacy projects on special scientific disciplines

10.    Advocacy, marketing and promotion

11.    Benchmarking

12.    Evaluation and assessment

 

20. Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century

1.    Union catalogue and storage equipment

2.    Collection policy and collection development

3.    Joint acquisitions (purchasing, access, inter-library loan and document delivery)

4.    Joint digitization’s projects

5.    Local, regional and country heritage

6.    Human resource in local, regional and country level

7.    Organizational culture

 

21. Library change and Technology

1.    Communicating change, scenarios and projections

2.    Adaptation technology

3.    Technology information

4.    Technology diffusion

5.    Technology needs assessment

6.    Technology research and development

7.    Technology transfer

 

22. Management

1.    Excellence and innovation

2.    Quality and benchmarking

3.    Measures and metrics

 

23. Marketing

1.    Marketing research

2.    Public relations

3.    Publicity

4.    Communication

 

24.Museums, Libraries and Cultural Organizations

1.    Networks and collaborations

2.    Cultural policy, diversity and intercultural dialogue

3.    Marketing & communications management

4.    Case studies

5.    European integration

6.    Multiculturalism, interculturalism, transculturalism

7.    National and international collaboration

8.    Cultural policies, migration and mobility

9.    Identity, memory and heritage

10.    Divergence and commonality

11.    Visitor experiences in collaborative projects

12.    Archiving, preservation and exhibition technologies

13.    Arts funding 

14.    Arts policy

15.    Libraries, theaters, music, film industry, television etc

16.    Libraries, archives and museums and their admission

 

25. Music Librarianship

1.    Musical archives

2.    Collections of music assessment

3.    Copyright and broadcasting issues, copying costs

4.    Librarianship and musicology

5.    Music bibliography

6.    Music library automation

7.    Music publishing industry

8.    Presentation on the duties, challenges and satisfactions of performance music librarians

9.    Collections of music preservation

10.    Space and music collections

 

26. Performance Measurement and Competitiveness

1.    Criteria of performance indicators (PI) selection for libraries and the kinds of PI

2.    Different methodologies proposed for library assessment

3.    The technological effect

4.    Financial indicators

5.    Organizational performance

6.    Comparison among governmental and non-governmental organizations’ performance

 

27. Publications

1.    Internet Filtering

2.    Privacy and share of information in libraries

3.    The Read/ Write Web and the future of library research

4.    Digital rights, copyright management and libraries

 

28. Quality evaluation and promotion of information

1.    User education in informational recourses

2.    The importance of personal involvement

3.    Accreditation of digital libraries

4.    Development of a network of peers

5.    Cataloguing is changing

6.    Customer services

7.    Management/administration

8.    OPAC 2.0 – the catalogue on web

9.    The benefit of change

10.    Electronic library

11.    Digital repository management

 

29. Technology & Innovations in Libraries and their Impact on Learning, Research and Users

1.    Creating webliographies

2.    Computing interfaces and how libraries need to adapt

3.    Creating materials samples collection to support the engineering curriculum

4.    Embedding librarians in the classroom

5.    Teaching scholarly communication and collaboration through social networking

6.    Sustainable development and the role of innovative & benchmarked practices

7.    Fostering innovation through cultural change

8.    Science & technology libraries as multi academic activities centres

9.    Change as a service

10.    Embedding innovation for  scholarly information & research

11.    Trends, possibilities and scenarios for user-centred libraries

 

30. Technology Transfer and Innovation in Library Management

1.    Innovative management

2.    Human resources management

3.    Competence management

4.    Communications in organizations

5.    Intercultural management

6.    Information technology and knowledge management

7.    Library’s ethics and social responsibility

 

31. Scientific, Technical and Socio-Economic Aspects of Mitigation of Climate Change

1.    Stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations

2.    Dangerous anthropogenic interference

3.    Forest degradation

4.    Afforestation and reforestation

5.    Forest Management

6.    Land-use change

7.    Aviation and marine “Bunker Fuels”

8.    Research and systematic observation

9.    Methodological issues

10.    Socio-economic data and tools

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

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North Atlantic Oscillation

North Atlantic Oscillation

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF LIBRARY, INFORMATION AND ARCHIVAL STUDIES

International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies: http://www.interesjournals.com/IRJLIAS/index.htm

Introducing the International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies (ISSN-2276-6502)

The International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that will be published monthly by International Research Journals (http://www.interesjournals.com/IRJLIAS/index.htm). IRJLIAS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Research Articles

IRJLIAS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:
•    Original articles in basic and applied research
•    Case studies
•    Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: irjlias@interesjournals.com; irjlias@gmail.com for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website: http://www.interesjournals.com/IRJLIAS/Guide%20to%20Authors.htm

IRJLIAS is an Open Access Journal
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. IRJLIAS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Best regards,
Larry Williams
Editorial Assistant
International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival
Studies (IRJLIAS)
E-mail: irjlias@interesjournals.comirjlias@gmail.com
http://www.interesjournals.com/IRJLIAS/index.htm

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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Digitisation Perspectives

HISTORY WORKSHOP ONLINE ARCHIVES AND DIGITISED PAMPHLETS

History Workshop Online has recently posted an online exhibition of material from the History Workshop archives held at Bishopsgate Institute.

An introduction by Barbara Taylor is here: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-history-of-history-workshop/

And an index and introduction by Luke Parks is here: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-history-workshop-archives-an-introduction/

There is a page about each of the History Workshops, and the thirteen pamphlets published by History Workshop between 1970 and 1974 have also been digitized. See: http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/history-workshop-pamphlets/

Comments are open on all of the pages; discussion is welcomed.

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/history-workshop-online-archives-and-digitised-pamphlets

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Higher Education Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 24th NOVEMBER 2012

EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH – SPEAKING UP:  A HISTORY OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS IN CANADA AND QUEBEC
7:00pm
Wednesday, December 5th
Gladstone Hotel (upstairs gallery)
1214 Queen St. West, Toronto

Speaking Up presents a wide overview of the history of the relationship between language and politics in Canada and Quebec from 1539 to the present.

A fascinating history of sound and fury, debates and struggles, tensions, but also of appeasement, Speaking Up traces the long history of the language issue. Nuanced and unbiased yet empathetic, it shows that language has been at the heart of this country’s political life for centuries. Speaking Up offers a fresh look at one of the great issues of our time. Translated from the multiple-award-winning Langue et politique au Canada et au Québec (Boréal, 2010).

As part of the book launch Between the Lines will be formally awarded the $10,000 Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History “for [our] record of invigorating and broadening the field of Canadian History.”

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COMMON THREAD COMMUNITY CHORUS FUNDRAISER FOR U.S. WAR RESISTERS AND THEIR ONGOING STRUGGLE

7pm
December 7th
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto (2 Sussex at St. George)

U.S. War Resisters in Their Own Words. With special reading by author Noah Richler, Common Thread Community Chorus, a sneak preview of the new film “Peace Has No Borders” by filmmakers Denis Mueller and Deb Ellis, and a panel of US War resisters.

The War Resisters Support Campaign was founded in 2004 to assist U.S. military personnel who refused to participate in the Iraq war and came to Canada seeking asylum.

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BOOK LAUNCH & ART SALE – WORKING WOMEN AND THE CITY: CELEBRATING THE SUCCESSES OF IMMIGRANT WOMEN ACROSS TORONTO

6-8pm
Monday, November 26, 2012
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St West (at Gladstone Ave)

Book Launch – Making the City: Women Who Made a Difference A beautiful collection of stories that celebrates the inspiring lives of immigrant women across our city.

Art Sale: Purchase from a beautiful selection of paintings produced by talented working women.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres ~ Cash bar No cover charge ~ Donations welcome

A special thanks to the premier event sponsor, Scotiabank (Bloor and Salem branch).

Working Women Community Centre is the proud host of this community event. As a non-profit charitable organization, we have been providing services to immigrant women throughout the city for over 35 years. All proceeds from this event benefit the immigrant women and their families who depend on the Working Women Community Centre.

For more information about what we do please visit http://www.workingwomencc.org

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EXHIBITION: MEMORIES OF RESISTANCE

Friday, November 16, 2012 – 12:00pm – Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 6:00pm
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street, Toronto

A display of social justice materials from the Connexions Archive.

Connexions is a documentation project founded in 1975, known for its extensive online library of social justice documents at http://www.connexions.org.  Connexions also maintains the Connexions Archive, a working archive powered by a team of volunteers who work on cataloguing its extensive and growing collection of social-justice-related books, periodicals, documents, and other materials from grassroots activist groups.

Beit Zatoun will feature an exhibition of materials from the CONNEXIONS ARCHIVE November 16 – 27, 2012.

Beit Zatoun is a cultural centre, gallery and community meeting space that promotes the interplay of art, culture and politics to explore issues of social justice and human rights, both locally and internationally.

Beit Zatoun: http://www.beitzatoun.org, 647-726-9500
Connexions: http://www.connexions.org, 416-964-1511

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NEWS & VIEWS

MADE IN CANADA: HOW THE LAW CONSTRUCTS MIGRANT WORKERS’ INSECURITY

By Fay Faraday, Metcalf Foundation

Canada’s reliance on low-wage migrant workers with temporary immigration status is growing but our laws make them vulnerable to abuse, says a new report written by Fay Faraday, Metcalf Innovation Fellow. Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity, shows that low-wage migrant workers are brought into Canada on terms that leave them open to exploitation. The report generated significant media response.

Read more: http://metcalffoundation.com/publications-resources/view/made-in-canada/

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THE LEARNING EDGE – NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ADULT EDUCATION – FALL ISSUE

Highlights:
– Strategizing Publications: Suggestions for Graduate Students
– A Passion for Learning, a Passion for Life. Special Tribute to Paul Belanger
– New Book: Politics of Indignation – Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change

Read more: http://www.casae-aceea.ca/sites/casae/files/CASAE_News_201211_Internet.pdf

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THE REAL COST OF THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CUT THE COMMUNITY START-UP AND MAINTENANCE BENEFIT

The Wellesley Institute and ISAC, along with ACTO, the AOHC, Street Health, and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit, have partnered to produce a new report, “The Real Cost of Cutting the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit: A Health Equity Impact Assessment.” The report calls on the provincial government to halt the planned elimination of CSUMB and reinstate the $67 million in funding.

Read more: http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/publication/the-real-cost-of-cutting-csumb/

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CONVENTIONS OF LABOUR: MOVEMENT OR PARALYSIS?

By Dave Bleakney, Briarpatch Magazine

The status quo is not working for working people. Unions need to seriously overhaul the way they operate if they are to remain relevant. One key example that reveals the directionlessness and impotence of contemporary unions is the perennial convention charade where the organized labour movement convenes with the professed aims of advancing the interests of workers and improving society as a whole. If only this were the case.

Read more: http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/conventions-of-labour

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HOLIDAY GIFTS WITH A CONSCIENCE

BRIARPATCH – ORDER YOUR GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS!

It’s that time of year again, when malls become clogged with garish holiday décor and frenzied shoppers. If you’re like us, you might wish you could just skip the mayhem entirely, but still manage to find thoughtful, practical gifts for friends and family.

This year, why not get all your shopping done without ever setting foot in a mall… and help instigate a media revolution while you’re at it? Here’s how the Briarpatch Holiday Gift Offer works:

– Give 1 gift for only $24.95
– Give 2 gifts & get a 3rd gift FREE!
– Give 5 gifts for the absurdly low price of $64.95!

Placing your order before Thursday, December 13 will help ensure that your gifts arrive before the holidays, so please respond soon! Just call 1-866-431-5777 or email publisher@briarpatchmagazine.com to place your order. Payment can be made by credit card or billed at a later date.

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INSTEAD OF MORE STUFF, GIVE HOLIDAY GIFTS THAT PROTECT CANADA’S WILDLIFE

The holiday season is quickly approaching – before you know it, we’ll be baking cookies, decking halls, and dreading the endless lines and exhausting crowds of the mall.

This year, you can skip the hassle and give your loved ones something more meaningful than another sweater that doesn’t fit or book they’ll never read.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Gifts of Canadian Nature symbolize what this amazing organization has accomplished over the last 50 years, coast to coast. From grizzly bear habitat in the west where mountain valleys are bisected by rushing rivers to the boreal forests of the east that house the elusive Canada lynx, these gifts celebrate all that we’ve achieved and all we still can do together.

There’s a price to fit every budget – from $40 to protect an acre of Canadian wilderness to $400 for a very special gift of caribou habitat. Each gift includes a certificate that can be personalized with the recipient’s name and include a full-colour calendar printed in Canada with vegetable-based ink on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.

Read more: https://donations.helpforcharities.com/ncc/holidays/

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GIFTS THAT MATTER – THE STOP COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE

Looking for a meaningful holiday gift for your staff, clients, friends, teachers or anyone else on your list this year? We’ve got you covered.

By making a $25 donation to The Stop Community Food Centre, you can purchase a food hamper for a family in need on behalf of the special people on your list. We’ll send them a lovely card saying that you’ve done so. Imagine… stress free holiday shopping that makes a difference.

Give a gift that matters today. Contact danielle@thestop.org or 416-652-7867 ext. 225.

You’ll receive a tax receipt for your entire gift, and know that your gifts are helping to fight hunger and poverty in the city.

Please note: we must receive your list of names no later than December 10th to ensure delivery of your card prior to December 25th.

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BRAVE NEW FILMS – 5TH ANNIVERSARY DVD BOX SET

Since 2005, we’ve been fighting for a more just America with such films as Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism and Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. Have you seen them all? Do you know a passionate activist that would love our work? We have our first five years of videos compiled into one big box set including the ones mentioned above PLUS Iraq for Sale, Rethink Afghanistan and hundreds of shorts. And you get the full length doc Koch Brothers Exposed.  This is the perfect gift for a like-minded friend or family member this holiday season!

Read more: https://bravenewfilms-bravenew.nationbuilder.com/holiday_dvd_2012

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

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Plebs League

AFTER ‘PLEBGATE’ AND THE RUSKIN COLLEGE ARCHIVES SHREDDING: CAN WE REBUILD THE ‘PLEBS’ TRADITION?

Independent Working-Class Education Network Day School

Date/Time:

Date(s) – 24/11/2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Northern College

Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, UK

With Colin Waugh and Keith Venables of the Independent Working-Class Education Network

Contributors:

Martin Bashforth:

‘Can family history be radical history?’

Dave Berry:

‘Learning in unions’

Alex Gordon, ex-President RMT:

‘RMT’s continuation of the IWCE tradition today’

Hilda Kean, formerly dean, RuskinCollege:

‘Whose archives? Whose history?’ Lessons of the destruction at Ruskin College, Oxford

Edd Mustill:

‘How pre-WW1 socialist groups educated their members’

Alan Roe, regional manager Unionlearn, Yorks & Humber:

‘Narrowing participation for the many: where next?

Colin Waugh:

‘Should we be trying to build ‘popular universities’?’

(The IWCE Network aims to: offer a diverse range of education materials and approaches for T.U. and other working-class and progressive movement groups; respect the role of the working class in making history and the future.)

Plebgate

Entry: £12 (including lunch)

Details at: http://iwceducation.c.uk

Booking, please contact: venables_keith@yahoo.co.uk

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

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Archive

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF LIBRARY, INFORMATION AND ARCHIVAL STUDIES

International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies
http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJLIAS

Introducing the International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies (ISSN-2276-6502)

I am pleased to announce to you that the January 2012 issue of International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies is out. You can view it at: http://interesjournals.org/IRJLIAS/Contents/2012%20content/May.htm

Kindly support this journal by submitting your manuscripts to us. 
Kindly watch out for our September Issue that will be out soon.

The   International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that will be published monthly by International Research Journals (http://interesjournals.org/IRJLIAS). IRJLIAS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Research Articles

IRJLIAS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

* Original articles in basic and applied research
* Case studies
* Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: irjlias@intersjournals.org or irjlias.submit@interesjournals.org for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission.

Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website: http://interesjournals.org/IRJLIAS/Contents/2012%20content/May.htm

IRJLIAS is an Open Access Journal

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. IRJLIAS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Best regards
Larry Williams
Editorial Assistant
International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies (IRJLIAS)
E-mail: irjlias@intersjournals.org or irjlias.submit@interesjournals.org
http://www.interesjournals.org

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Mountain Walk

Mountain Walk

WALKING ARCHIVES

A new book on biotech, art, and politics in Argentina…

Walking Archives: The Soy Children
Eduardo Molinari

“Eduardo Molinari has produced a compelling document demonstrating that the process of recombination can be wrenched from capital’s oppressive grip, and put to use to expose and critique its expansion from modern imperialism to a molecular invasion that establishes full spectrum biocolonization. Juxtaposing fragments of political and cultural history, political theory, mythology, and ecological study, in conjunction with personal memories and observations, Molinari produces an associational web that yields a long-awaited radicalization of relational aesthetics.” – Critical Art Ensemble

Who are children of genetically modified soy production? What disowned bastards are produced by the hybridization of agri-business, biotech, capital, and culture?

To answer these questions the Archivo Caminante (Walking Archive) embarks on a trip through the opaque and strange world of genetically modified soya plants in Argentina in search of its inhabitants, forms and structures, languages and narratives: the forces that swirl around the soya rhizome. In the style of Gulliver’s Travels it makes visible some of the routes in the soya chain giving shape to a new international division of labor food policy in global semiocapitalism.

More than 50% of the cultivated lands in Argentina are for soya production, with 90% of that area covered by Monsanto products and representatives. This agrarian system and its results are only possible using Roundup herbicide, the brand name of Monsanto’s glyphosate. The rhizome formed by soya production dives deep into the Argentine society: it organizes new political alliances, and, above all, modifies the social and cultural structure of the country. Is there a transgenic culture inside semiocapitalism? Does the soyazation process modify culture and society, or is it the other way around, and soyazation is only possible in a transgenic culture?

Bio: Eduardo Molinari is a visual artist who lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2001 he founded the Archivo Caminante (Walking Archive), a visual archive in progress that delves into existing and imaginary relations between art, history and politics.

PDF available freely online (http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=365).

Released by Minor Compositions, Wivenhoe / New York / Port Watson, Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.

Minor Compositions is an imprint of Autonomedia
http://www.minorcompositions.info | info@minorcompositions.info

 

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Digitisation Perspectives - Ruth Rikowski

LIANZA CONFERENCE 2012

LIANZA Conference 2012
Ipukarea – Celebrate, Sustain, Transform Palmerston North, New Zealand
23-26 September

The LIANZA 2012 Conference Programme Committee is pleased to announce Marshall Breeding as a keynote speaker.

Marshall Breeding is Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, Tennessee and Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive – a large-scale archive of digital video content.

Other keynote speakers:
Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Services at Portland State University in Oregon.
Rolf Hapel, Director of Citizens’ Services and Libraries (CSL) in Aarhus, Denmark. DK, founding Director of social media training company MediaSnackers.
Mavis Mullins, Director of Paewai Mullins Shearing Ltd and Trustee of several Maori development organisations.
Karen Schneider, Director of the Cushing Library at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.
 
Read more about the keynote speakers: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news-events/conferences/conference-2012/speakers      

Read more about LIANZA Conference 2012: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news-events/conferences/conference-2012-welcome

Lisa Crombie
Communications Manager
Library and Information Association of New Zealand
lisa@lianza.org.nz     
http://www.lianza.org.nz

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Lukacs

GYŐRGY LUKÁCS LIBRARY PROJECT: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT

György Lukács was a fundamental figure in the development of twentieth-century Marxist philosophy, theory of culture, and literary criticism.  His works have inspired radical Marxist thinkers from Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin to Agnes Heller and Fredric Jameson. Moreover, his critical and historical writings on the literary realism played a crucial role in European literary politics from the 1930s to the 1960s.  He was already a key figure in Central European and German cultural life prior to his turn to Marxism in 1919, a leader in the 1919 Hungarian Commune, a communist organizer, cultural politician, ideologist, and scholar of renown.  Subject to a persecutory “Lukács debate” during the Stalinist dictatorship in Hungary in the early 1950s, he participated in the 1956 uprising and, following his arrest and eventual return from Romania, was restricted in Hungary for the remaining decade of his life to conducting his scholarship with a limited circle of students and collaborators, despite his continuing international influence and prestige. Throughout his extraordinary six decades of intellectual, political, and cultural life, Lukács wrote constantly, both in German and Hungarian, in forms ranging from reviews, lectures, and polemics to major essays to full-scale studies, including his monumental late aesthetics and ontology.

Although some of Lukács’s major works–such as History and Class Consciousness and Theory of the Novel–have been long translated and widely read, other of the major works have never seen translation into English. This is true of a large number of major essays in German as well, and of the Hungarian essays, few have even appeared in German, much less English.  There are well over 10,000 pages of Lukács’s work that have never appeared in English translation; the already-translated portion is thus only a fraction, which represents at best a partial view of his thought and life work. Lukács’s constant correspondence, speaking, and writing as he moved between Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow over the course of his adventurous life also means that a substantial amount of his work was disseminated in difficult-to-find periodicals, pamphlets, or books.  Nor are even existing English translations easy to access. Many of the earlier translations of Lukács into English from the 1940s to the 1970s remain out of print or mostly out of reach in limited distribution journals.

A project is underway to collect and bring out in English a large amount of previously untranslated writing by Lukács, a “Lukács library,” in the Historical Materialism book series at Brill Publishers.  The first volume, The Culture of People’s Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition will appear in 2012, and the translation of the first volume of The Particularity of the Aesthetic has been initiated.  Although we are exploring grant and other funding, we presently have no financial backing.  Therefore we are seeking two kinds of assistance:

• Suggestions about how we might obtain funds for the project : Are there cultural institutions, university translation offices, government funded academic research programs or philanphropic institutions which we could tap into, either on our own as project editors or through your assistance and collaboration in the project?
• We would also like to solicit qualified translators who are prepared to donate their efforts to the project. The translations will be from German (the majority), Hungarian (a sizeable minority), and Russian (a limited number) into English. The contribution of translations of individual, shorter works as well as longer texts would be appreciated.  All translators will be acknowledged for their contributions.

We would particularly like to hear from individual translators or a small group of collaborators who would commit to realizing one of the project volumes of the Lukács Library. I will be serving as series editor and in many cases also editing the individual volumes, providing historical and critical introductions, annotations, and other apparatus. However, if anyone would like to participate in an editorial or co-editorial role as well, I am open to discussing the possibility of editorial collaboration on particular volumes.  We are interested in getting several volumes into print at the earliest date possible, to help gain institutional support for the project and to make an impact on current discussions with an influx of previously unavailable Lukács writings.

If you are interested in assisting with this project, please get in touch with me.

In solidarity,
Tyrus Miller
tyrus@ucsc.edu

P.S.: If you are attending the Historical Materialism conference in London, following the “For Lukács” session at 12-13:45 on Sunday, November 13, 2011, please join me for lunch afterwards to discuss 
collaborations and translations for the Lukács Library.

Tyrus Miller
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
University of California at Santa Cruz
(831) 459-5079

 

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Archive

THE POLITICAL LIFE OF THINGS – SOUND ARCHIVE

On 3rd December, BISA poststructural politics working group and the BISA/PSA Art and politics working group organised a one-day conference entitled ‘The Political Life of Things’ at the Imperial War Museum.

This event sought to explore questions of materiality, politics and artistic practice within the context of the Imperial War museum.

The Keynote was given by Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University).

Sound recordings of the presentations at the event are now on-line.

You can access them here: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2010/12/the-political-life-of-things/

Many thanks to backdoorbroadcasting for recording and posting this archive.

The event was funded by BISA, PSA, Queens University Belfast, Durham University and Newcastle University.

Best
Martin

Dr Martin Coward
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
Director of Postgraduate Research, Politics
Newcastle University
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE1 7RU

Tel: 0191 222 8824
email: martin.coward@ncl.ac.uk
web site: http://www.martincoward.net/
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