The European Union’s official statistics agency, Eurostat, launched a consultation on the production method of EU statistics A Vision for the Next Decade on 23 July. The consultation – which focuses on pan-European social surveys – remains open until 15 November 2015. Eurostat informs that new data collection methodologies would emphasise “the increasing use of multiple data sources and innovative data collection methods as well as the growing importance of cross-domain integration and concepts. The Vision aims at overcoming the business model where the statistical production processes are organised in numerous parallel processes, country by country and domain by domain.” The consultation questionnaire is at this link. The EUI Directory of EU, Eurozone and European Statistical Data is on this Library page.
Nikkei Inc., the biggest business media company in Japan, announced the acquisition of The Financial Times (FT Group) from Pearson Ltd for £844 million, on the 23rd of July. EUI members can join the FT.com premium subscription via this Library page. The FT reported: “Pearson has for the past few weeks been exploring a sale of the group, which comprises the Financial Times, a number of related titles and a 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine. The deal includes the FT newspaper, FT.com, and titles such as The Banker and Investors Chronicle. But the agreement does not include the FT Group’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge and the Economist stake.” More economic news resources at the EUI.
The Library has subscribed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv which offers online access to the Frankfurter Allgemeine from 1949 to today’s issue.
Clicking on this button it is possible to browse the last 7 issues of the newspaper. Pages can be viewed in the original as PDF and also in HTML format.
On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters. A month later the US Supreme Court established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. […]
The Library hosts a trial of Banca Dati 24 - including the ePaper version of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore – until 14 July 2015. Access the daily and weekend editions at the lower right of the homepage at ‘Quotidiano digitale di oggi’. Click on the image for the digital edition. The platform also includes modules on Italian law, taxes and public administration including dossiers; Codici, Contratti, Famiglia, Lex24, Mediazione, Banche Dati Online and other topics. Access the trial via this Library link. Feedback is very welcome.
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. This year DOAB is awarded the IFLA / Brill Open Access Award.