Tag Archives: Organizations

Tracking Ford Foundation International Fellows

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has launched a groundbreaking 10-year, longitudinal study designed to explore and analyze the impact of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) on its more than 4,300 alumni from 22 countries. For over a decade, the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, which was housed at IIE, enabled emerging social […]

Report on Mali’s presidential election campaign

Re-posted from the Sahel blog (with thanks to WARA): Leo Villalón reflects on this month’s elections in Mali (“written on 20 July during a visit to Bamako in the midst of the presidential electoral campaign”): In the soul-searching mood that characterizes many discussions with Malian intellectuals about the country’s current state, one keen observer told me: “These […]

Web-connected libraries for Africa

From James Bridle in The Observer series: Ebooks: the new reading on Saturday 18 May 2013, “Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all.” “New venture Librii is seeking to set up self-sustaining libraries with internet access in poor and isolated communities.” Now, with an initial funding of $50,000 from Kickstarter, library startup Librii is building […]

Wikipedia real time updates map

Wikipedia recent updates map. From the site: What is this map? Read more about this project. When an unregistered user edits Wikipedia, he or she is identified by his or her IP address. These IP addresses are translated to users’ approximate geographic location. Unregistered users only make a fraction of total edits — only 15% of […]

Validation and credentialing of scholarly publishers

A graduate student sent me the link to an article in the New York Times last week (Kolata, Gina. “Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too).” April 7, 2013). Among its messages was that: …researchers are now raising the alarm about what they see as the proliferation of online journals that will print seemingly anything for a […]

US Senate amendment prevents NSF funding political science research

This advocacy page at the American Political Science Association website provides comprehensive links to more coverage. From the APSA site: A modified version of the Coburn amendment (SA 65 to H.R. 933) was submitted Tuesday. The stated purpose is: “To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in […]

US Supreme Court Upholds Reselling of Foreign Books

March 19, 2013 Chronicle of Higher Education “In Win for Libraries Over Publishers, Supreme Court Upholds Reselling of Foreign Books” By Jennifer Howard If you’re the legal owner of a copy of a book or other work copyrighted under U.S. law, the Supreme Court says you have the right to resell or give it away, […]