OECD iLibrary’s content offering has just been enhanced with the addition of OECD Podcasts.
As the one-stop research repository for all OECD publications in a range of formats, the platform now contains interviews with experts and personalities from both within and outside the Organisation, as they discuss the key policy issues of the day.
Guests include current and former Prime Ministers from around the world, such as Jacinda Ardern, Gordon Brown and Laurent Fabius, each respectively talking about well-being, taxation and the environment, OECD Directors Laurence Boone and Andreas Schleicher on the economy and education, and comedian, Ruby Wax, on the not-so-funny matter of mental health.
The collection has more than 70 podcasts, available to stream online, or, exclusively for subscribers, to download as an MP3 file for listening at leisure. New episodes appear regularly, each accompanied by a complete transcript in PDF, and like all titles on OECD iLibrary, these will be fully indexed by the major discovery services, such as EBSCO EDS, Ex Libris Primo, OCLC WDS and ProQuest Summon.
You can access the OECD ilibrary and listen to these podcasts via the National Library’s Digital Collections. The Library offers free online access to thousands of books, journals, newspapers and databases, if your main address is in Scotland and you join the Library.
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From The Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
is an online database of parliamentary rules, containing the formal rules of procedure for various parliaments over time. The ParlRules database currently covers the UK House of Commons (1811-2019) and the Irish Dáil (1922-2020).
Over the coming years, ParlRules will extend data gathering efforts to other legislative chambers in Europe.
UK Parliament website give more details generally on parliamentary procedure with links to the relevant committees and current standing orders.
Hannah Chandler, Official Papers Librarian, Bodleian Libraries
The predecessor to the United Nations, the League of Nations was established in 1919, after World War I, under the Treaty of Versailles “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.” It was disbanded in 1940 due to its powerlessness to prevent conflict.
The National Library of Scotland have digitized a selection of League of Nations documents which are all freely available. Until recently relatively few documents at all had been digitised, so this is a welcome resource for researchers from many disciplines.
Read more on the UK Official Papers Blog