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2nd edition of EUI Research Data Guide

June 5, 2014 Comments off

2nd edition of EUI Research Data Guide
Source: European University Institute Library

The 2nd edition of the Library Research Data Guide was issued on 20 May. The Guide – which offers advice to scholars who use and generate research data – contains new information about data management requirements in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme (2014-2020). Feedback from the recent EUI research data survey is also incorporated. The Guide gives an overview of data discovery, access and terms of use, technical support, data management and how to describe and preserve datasets.

The Guide focuses on digital research data outputs – primarily numerical statistical data. Most of the guidelines can also be applied to other forms of research data: qualitative, textual, visual and audio – the generation of which is anticipated to increase over time. There is a growing open data trend among international organisations, researchers and government agencies to share data outputs, codebooks and software. Sections 3 to 7 cover research data management and give guidelines on open data practices.

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EUI Library Electoral and Parliamentary Data Directory now expanded

June 2, 2014 Comments off

EUI Library Electoral and Parliamentary Data Directory now expanded
Source: European University Institute Library

The EUI Library has expanded its Electoral Data Directory which now includes 13 major international resources: European Election Studies (EES/GESIS); European Election Database (NSSDS); Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CPS); EUDO data on European democracy (EUI); Electoral data archive (ICPSR); Parliament and Government Composition Database (Bremen); Chapel Hill Expert Surveys; Manifesto Project Database (WZB); Inter-Parliamentary Union data (IPU); Psephos (Melbourne); Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CPS/GESIS); Political Data Yearbook interactive (ECPR) and the Campaign Finance Database (DIME/Stanford). Full details and access to data.

The Evolving Regulation of the Media in Europe as an Instrument for Freedom and Pluralism

March 19, 2014 Comments off

The Evolving Regulation of the Media in Europe as an Instrument for Freedom and Pluralism (PDF)
Source: European University Institute

European regulation of the media is influenced by the economic regulation of networks, contents, and e-commerce, to which it is very close. However, media regulation has one peculiar differentiating characteristic: it cannot concentrate only on market competition, as the rest of modern economic regulation does, but has to pursue other fundamental values. In particular, media pluralism and media freedom emerge as policy goals that are essential for democracy and human rights in Europe. In this paper, we discuss the EU’s search for a point of equilibrium in Member States’ resistance to the relinquishing of their power in the sector; we describe the current debate, and suggest some possible directions for development.

4th edition of EUI Library ‘Bibliography of Academia’ now available

February 21, 2014 Comments off

4th edition of EUI Library ‘Bibliography of Academia’ now available
Source: European University Institute

The Library issued a new edition of the Bibliography of Academia on 20 January. The 4th edition covers works on early career development for young academics; methodology in the humanities and social sciences; writing and publication; presenting and teaching; digital innovation; copyright; academia in Europe; and university strategy and finance. All works are available at the EUI Library. Shelfmarks are provided for each title.

EUI Library issues 26th edition of ‘Global Financial and Economic Crisis Bibliography

January 14, 2014 Comments off

EUI Library issues 26th edition of ‘Global Financial and Economic Crisis Bibliography
Source: European University Institute

The Bibliography is sectioned as follows:

1. Origins of the Global Financial & Economic Crisis
2. Empirical and narrative works
3. Finance and Banking
4. Risk, derivatives and hedge funds
5. Regulation, central banking and economic governance
6. The Crisis in Europe and the Eurozone
7. Labour Market and Socio-Economic Aspects
8. Ethical Aspects
9. New Comparative and Historical Literature (since January 2008)
10. Prospective and normative works – implications and aftermath
11. Research and methodological implications.

Political, fiscal and banking union in the Eurozone?

November 11, 2013 Comments off

Political, fiscal and banking union in the Eurozone? (PDF)
Source: European University Institute and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
From blog post (European University Institute Library):

The proceedings of a 2013 EUI conference on the Eurozone are now available as an e-book. Political, fiscal and banking union in the Eurozone? is edited by Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti and Joanna Gray with contributions by Edmond Alphandéry, Tony Barber, Andrea Enria, Luis Garicano, Daniel Gros, Mitu Gulati, Richard J. Herring, Robert P. Inman, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Mattias Kumm, Peter L. Lindseth, Patrick O’Callaghan, Richard Parker, Hélène Rey and Philip Wood.

Bibliography of the Global Financial / Economic Crisis (25th edition, September 2013)

September 19, 2013 Comments off

Bibliography of the Global Financial / Economic Crisis (PDF)
Source: European University Institute Library
Includes:

1. Origins
2. Empirical and narrative works
3. Finance and Banking
4. Risk, derivatives and hedge funds
5. Regulation, central banking and economic governance
6. The Crisis in Europe and the Eurozone
7. Labour Market and Socio-Economic Aspects
8. Ethical Aspects
9. New Comparative and Historical Literature (since January 2008)
10. Prospective and normative works – implications and aftermath
11. Research and methodological implications.

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