If you are interested in art law research, the D’Angelo Law Library now provides e-access to the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)’s Art Law & Cultural Property databases. IFAR describes them as follows:
International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation (ICPOEL)
This section contains legislation governing the export and ownership of cultural property from dozens of countries. The legislation is presented in both summary form and as complete text; the latter in the original language and in translation. Selected historical legislation is also included, as, while superseded or amended, it can be useful for researchers looking for statutes applicable at the time of the acquisition, export or import of an art object. Links connect foreign legislation to relevant U.S. case law. There are also links to relevant international conventions and bilateral agreements.
Case Law & Statutes (CLS)
This section contains an extensive body of primarily U.S. case law, including both litigated cases and, notably, hard-to-find, out-of-court settlements. The material is organized under eight topics: World War II-Era/Holocaust Related Art Loss; Cultural Property (Antiquities) Disputes Over Non-United States Property; United States Cultural Property; Art Theft (other than World War II and cultural property looting); Other Ownership Title Disputes/Claims Including Conversion and Breach of Contract; Art Fraud, Attribution, Authenticity, Forgery, Libel, and Defamatory Statements; Valuation/Appraisal; and Copyright, Moral Rights and Other Issues.
Under each topic, relevant cases are summarized (where possible, with images of the art objects in question). There are also links to relevant U.S. statutes, foreign legislation and a glossary.
The Library has a trial of law.com, a legal news service. Law.com features news on Class Actions, Product Liability, Corporate and Securities, Appellate Practice, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment law, plus all the news from the American Lawyer, the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, the Recorder, and other legal newspapers and magazines from American Lawyer Media.
The trial lasts until May 16, 2015. The free Law.com app for iPhone and iPad lets you save stories to read offline, and set up and manage news alerts.
Image from C. H. Hitchcock, “Geology of Oahu,” Geological Society of America Bulletin, January 1900, v. 11, p. 15-60, doi:10.1130/GSAB-11-15
The Geological Society of America has completed digitizing the earliest years of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, extending access online back to 1890. These historical issues are included in the Library’s subscription to th GSA Bulletin on the GeoScienceWorld publishing platform.
University of Chicago students, faculty and staff can see a list of all the available full text PDF issues of the GSA Bulletin by visiting the GeoScienceWorld site.
The AMS now offers mobile pairing, a way for users to “pair” their various web browsing devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops) with the University of Chicago network. Once you have paired your device you can access AMS electronic products the Library subscribes to easily whether or not you are connected to our network.
Pair your device at ams.org/pairing/pair_my_device.html when you are on campus.
Your pairing will last for 90 days and you can renew it as many times as you like. More information is available here: http://ams.org/publications/mobilepairing.
PubMed recently rolled out a new relevancy sort feature, available from the “Display Settings” drop-list. Sort order is calculated based on an algorithm in which the frequency of search terms in citations and fields in which they appear are weighted, as well as the citation’s recency. Read more at the NLM.
How to access relevance sort.
For up to date scientific information on the earthquake that occurred in Pakistan this morning, as well as historical information and background on seismicity in this region of the world, check out the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program site.
Summary of the September 24, 2013 earthquake (M7.7 – 66km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan, 2013-09-24 11:29:48 UTC)
More information on Pakistan seismicity
News media outlets around the world have been reporting on the massive (7.7 on the Richter scale) earthquake that struck Pakistan earlier today. Included in the news are reports that a new island has been formed as a result of the quake. At the time of this post, no scientific agency has either confirmed or denied this report.
University of Chicago readers who want to consult additional in depth resources in earthquake science can use these online e-books from the Library collection:
Earthquake Early Warning Systems
Editors: Prof. Paolo Gasparini, Prof. Gaetano Manfredi, Prof. Dr. Jochen Zschau
ISBN: 978-3-540-72240-3 (Print) 978-3-540-72241-0 (Online)
Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology
Editors: Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
ISBN: 978-1-4020-2968-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-2969-1 (Online)
Synchronization and Triggering: from Fracture to Earthquake Processes: Laboratory, Field Analysis and Theories
Editors: Valerio de Rubeis, Zbigniew Czechowski, Roman Teisseyre
ISBN: 978-3-642-12299-6 (Print) 978-3-642-12300-9 (Online)