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Information for Social Scientists - Issue 42: Front Page

April 2009 | Issue 42 | A publication of the Emory General Libraries

In This Issue

You'll find two articles dealing with the recession. The first is a review of the impact that deteriorating economic conditions are having on the Emory libraries and the information world generally (tab 1). The second piece, called "Recession 101," is a primer on what an "official recession" is and the federal agencies (and private organizations) which collect economic important data and give us the bad news (Tab 2).

New Electronic Resources of interest to social scientists include a variety of digitized newspapers. You now have access to additional historical British papers in 19th Century British Library Newspapers , the complete backfile of the Congressional Record and its predecessors back to 1789, and the World Newspaper Archive, an exciting new project from the Center for Research Libraries to digitize historical newspapers globally. Emory is now a charter member of this project, joining Harvard, Yale, and over 45 other institutions. Aluka, a new full-text resource of digital information about and from Africa is also available. (Tab 3)

You have recently received information about the 2009 Moving Beyond Paper Project. Please review the latest  list of journals being proposed to move to electronic status. If you have any concerns please review the list and contact your librarian. (Tab 4)

Important library news and a list of library and ECCS social science staff are under Tabs 6 and 7.

Back issues of this publication are available here.

Welcome Back to ISS


Information for Social Scientists (ISS), the General Libraries' continuing newsletter that highlights information resources and services of interest to social scientists, came to you in paper for 14 years. However, in keeping with President Wagner's request to pay close attention to the volume of paper announcements and mailings, this April issue is coming to you e-only.

You'll find the same useful content but with upgrades to provide you with immediate links to additional information.   Please take a look and give us your comments either at our survey or by e-mailing our ISS editor, Liz McBride.

Let us hear from you so that ISS will continue to be useful to the Emory social science community.


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