Tag Archives: law

MALA demands immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988

(9 June 2018, Imphal) Demanding immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988, a sit in protest was staged by Manipur Library Association (MALA) at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall today. MALA vice president Dr Ch Ibohal, while speaking to media persons on the sideline of the protest, stated that the former President of India, […]


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New Research4Life Programme – GOALI Launch event

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners will launch a new Research4Life programme called “Global Online Access to Legal Information” (GOALI), on Tuesday, 6 March. (1 March 2018) Recognizing the importance of access to legal information, the new programme gives free or low-cost online access to academic legal journals, publications and databases in more than 115 […]


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Ministry of Culture introduces details of China’s new national library law

(18 December 2017) Public libraries in China will no longer be able to charge fees for borrowing books starting 1 January 2018, according to a new law concerning public libraries introduced on 4 November. During the Ministry of Culture’s fourth quarter news conference on Thursday, Vice Minister Yang Zhijin said that the focus of the […]


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New Research4Life programme approved to be launched in 2018

(4 October 2017) A new Research4Life programme, GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) will join the Research4Life partnership and will be launched in February 2018. GOALI will provide free or low cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content to government and not-for profit institutions in more than 115 low- […]


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Website for Burmese law resources

(28 December 2016) Myanmar-law-library (MLL) is a website hosted in France and created by Rémi Nguyen, Ph.D Candidate in Law at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), for the access and knowledge of Burmese law. The website contains legislative texts (Constitutions, Burma Codes, statute law) since the independence of Burma (Myanmar), court decisions of […]


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Singapore Management University hiring Research Librarian, Law

(16 November 2016) Applications are invited for the appointment of Research Librarian, Law, in SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. This position is primarily a liaison role for faculty and students from the School of Law and related programmes. The position holder works in a team environment to create and develop innovative library products and services […]


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Under court pressure, Aligarh Muslim University agrees to open library to women

(9 October 2016, Lucknow) Under pressure from the Allahabad High Court, India, the Aligarh Muslim University has agreed to open its Maulana Azad library – one of the best in Asia – to women students and provide extra security in the area. The court’s order came today during the hearing of an appeal that said women […]


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Federal prosecutors join fight against predatory journals

(30 August 2016) The rising number of predatory journals has become a major blight on academic publishing, deceiving authors, their institutions, and the wider scientific community. And now the federal government is fighting back, writes Paul Basken in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in its first such foray into academic […]


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Bodleian Law Library receives generous book donation from Supreme Court Library of Korea

(3 August 2016) The Supreme Court Library of Korea has entered into a generous partnership with the Bodleian Law Library that will provide students and scholars at the University of Oxford with access to an extensive range of books about Korean law. On Monday 1 August, Judge Kee Jurng Kim, President of the Supreme Court […]


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Thesis cheats beware! Academic plagiarism being made an offence in India

(26 June 2016) The Government of India plans to bring in a law to stop rampant plagiarism in academia, with punishment ranging from a warning to deregistration in the case of students and dismissal from service for teachers. Higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) is finalising a draft law — the first of its […]


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Canadian startup launches law search engine

(24 September 2015, Toronto) Canadian startup, Global-Regulation Inc., has just launched a law search engine that enables searching 225,000+ laws from the European Union, United States, Canada, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Germany, Japan and other countries. “Our software automatically translates laws into English so our users can search the world’s laws,” says Founder Addison […]


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British Library turns down Taliban archive because of UK terror laws

(28 August 2015) The British Library is refusing to store a collection of Taliban material because of UK anti-terrorism legislation. It took the decision not to store the archive, which has been compiled over the past three years, on legal advice. The library was told that it could be in breach of the law if […]


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Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate

(29 July 2015, Washington, D.C). Today, public access to federally-funded research took one momentous move forward with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ vote to support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (FASTR). The legislation would accelerate scientific discovery and fuel innovation by making articles reporting […]


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Guide to law online: China

The Library of Congress has recently updated its page on China online law resources. Categories include: Constition, Executive, Judicial, Legislative, Legal Guides, General Sources. Visit here.


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Malay legal texts

(20 February 2015) Codes of law (undang-undang) and legal digests (risalah) are amongst our most valuable indigenous historical sources on the Malay world, for the rules designed to regulate life provide us with a wealth of information on the societies in which the texts were composed: expected standards of behaviour, and – as well illustrated […]


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