AI, Policing, and Gender Equality – New Official Publications 18.03.19

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Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

The intergenerational transmission of education: evidence from the World War II cohorts in Europe.The negative long-term effects of World War II on those directly exposed to it are well documented, but there is no evidence whether these effects extended to subsequent generations. Our paper aims to fill this gap by analyzing the intergenerational effects of World War II in terms of educational attainments.

How artificial intelligence works. “This briefing provides accessible introductions to some of the key techniques that come under the AI banner, grouped into three sections to give a sense the chronology of its development … The briefing aims to equip the reader with the understanding they need to engage in clear-headed reflection about AI’s opportunities and challenges…

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The National Library of Scotland: what’s in it for you?

Originally posted on the Local Government Information Unit Scotland Blog

As an information service, LGiU Scotland is committed to maximising access to quality information for those working in local government – even if it’s not directly from us! LGiU Scotland’s Hannah Muirhead met up with Fiona Laing, Official Publications Curator at the National Library of Scotland, to explore how elected members and others working in local government might benefit from the library’s vast and quite underused information archive.

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Although it may look like a solid block of stone from the outside, the National Library of Scotland is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Scotland. Behind those walls is a gateway to 120 miles of shelves which store 30 million items. What this means is that it is extremely unlikely that the library can’t be useful to you in some way. Whether you are trying to understand a historic policy change, get to grips with something scientific, economic, environmental, cultural, or political; or find out more about a local area, community, industry, or hobby – there’s probably something at the National Library of Scotland that will be of use.

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Gambling Advertising, the European Space Sector, and the UK’s Digital Divide – New Official Publications 05.03.19

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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Brexit: the exit bill – “The financial settlement – often labeled the ‘exit bill’ or ‘divorce bill’ – sets out how the UK and EU will settle their outstanding financial commitments to each other.”

Gambling advertising: regulation in Great Britain – “This Library briefing paper looks at gambling advertising in Great Britain.”

5G – “A House of Commons Library Briefing on 5G – the fifth generation of mobile technology. Included is an explanation of 5G and its expected uses; policy challenges associated with 5G and information about the roll-out of 5G in the UK including forthcoming spectrum auctions.”

The European Union

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Awareness and perceptions of EU customs – “This new Eurobarometer survey sheds light on…

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Loot boxes, forestry and paternity leave – New Official Publications 18.02.19

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Parental and paternity leave: Uptake by fathers. “This report presents the currently available national statistics on the uptake of family-related leave by fathers over time across the EU28 and Norway. It gives a comparative overview of the main features of the various leave arrangements available for fathers, including information on duration, compensation, eligibility and the number of beneficiaries captured in the data.”

Scaling up Roma Inclusion Strategies; Truth, reconciliation and justice for addressing antigypsyism. “This study aims to promote a better understanding of the Roma minority and communities’ situation in the EU. It proposes ways to strengthen the role of the European Parliament in ensuring democratic accountability and the right to truth and effective justice for past and current human rights violations.”

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Drones, Roadkill, and Defamation – New Official Publications 21.01.19

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Artificial intelligence and civil law: liability rules for drones – study.This study analyses existing European and national legislation on the regulation of drones for civil use, discussing how they are defined and classified, whether certification and registration is required, how liability is apportioned between the subjects involved, and if compulsory insurance is provided for. Finally, on the basis of a risk-management approach, the study elaborates recommendations for future policy formulation.

Renewable energy in Europe 2018: Recent growth and knock-on effects.This report outlines the progress made in 2016 in the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) in the European Union (EU) as a whole, and at country, market sector and technology level.

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Year-long programme to mark 20 years of the Scottish Parliament

Designed to showcase the positive impact the Scottish Parliament has had on the lives of those living in Scotland over the last two decades, the programme will include the launch of a new public exhibition telling the story of the Parliament; a series of family days; and a national photography competition to find the best images illustrating Holyrood’s 20-year history.

The highlight of the programme will be an event in the Debating Chamber on Saturday 29 June, marking almost 20 years to the day since the Parliament officially assumed it’s legal powers.  As well as the Chamber event, the Parliament will later that day open its doors to the people of Scotland for an afternoon of celebration and commemoration.

The Parliament is also starting a nationwide search for the babies that were born on 1 July 1999 to invite them to take part in the celebration on Saturday 29 June.   Any young people who were born on 1 July 1999 in Scotland should contact 20years@parliament.scot.

SLLG/SWOP speed networking event, 24th January, Edinburgh

To give you something to look forward to in the depths of January, SLLG and SWOP are holding another joint Speed Networking event on Thursday 24th January in the SSC Library.

Registration is from 4.00pm and the event starts at 4.30.

The event comprises of  friendly discussion on  several pre-defined questions lasting approximately one hour, followed by another hour of chat, nibbles and refreshments.

If you would like to attend please send a reply to christine.macleod@cms-cmno.com before the 17th January with the following details.

Name:

Organisation:

Email:

Membership of SWOP: Yes/No

Member of SLLG: Yes/No

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Brexit: Article 50 TEU at the CJEU, Pro-Poor or Pro-Rich?, and Personal well-being in the UK- New Official Publications 10.12.18

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Lords Library: The Queen's Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament House of Lords Library: The Queen’s Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Brexit: Article 50 TEU at the CJEU – “Can Article 50 TEU be unilaterally revoked? This briefing paper considers the Advocate General’s opinion and the CJEU’s judgment in the Wightman case, and what implications the CJEU’s judgment has for the United Kingdom.”

The UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement – “This briefing looks in detail at the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and UK and finalised on 14 November. It was endorsed by EU Member State leaders at a special European Council summit on 25 November and the UK Prime Minister has promoted it in the UK Parliament and around the country. But it will be debated at length in Parliament over the coming days before being put to the so-called ‘meaningful…

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR, this exhibit presents thirty key documents, each one expanding on and illustrating the specific human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in each individual article comprising the Declaration.

The documents highlighted in this exhibit point to tremendous progress achieved, as well as to current challenges in the human rights arena:  the protection of the rights of migrants and refugees, the right to a clean environment as a prerequisite for the enjoyment of other rights, tax abuse and modern forms of slavery as violations of human rights, or the obligation to remove obstacles in society that prevent persons with disabilities from fully enjoying their rights on an equal footing with others.

The exhibit suggests that the Declaration is indeed a living document and that, in the words of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, “…human rights are not impractical philosophical ideals. They are sound policy choices, which build strong, economically healthy, secure and peaceful societies.”

 

Kelp, Polygamy, and ale – New Official Publications 26.11.18

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The Scottish Parliament and Government

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The UK’s Departure from the European Union – An overview of the Withdrawal Agreement. “This briefing provides an overview of the  Withdrawal Agreement reached between the EU and the UK Government  which was endorsed by the European Council on 25 November 2018. If ratified, the Withdrawal Agreement will facilitate the UK’s departure from the EU on 29 March 2019 in an orderly fashion. This briefing examines the Withdrawal Agreement from a Scottish perspective.”

Scotland’s place in Europe: science and research. “Our latest analysis of the implications for Scotland’s science and research if the UK exits the European Union.”

Kelp harvesting. “This briefing provides an overview of kelp harvesting in Scotland, including summary information about kelp habitats, the policy and regulatory environment for different…

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Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Archives released online

The archives of former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been made available online for public consultation via the website of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section. Unlike the official documents of the United Nations, which are available through the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, the Organization’s archives are comprised of its internal working papers.  Typically, United Nations archives are only released after 20 years, but in this case, former Secretary-General Ban’s office worked with the Archives and Records Management Section to ensure that his archives were released as soon, and as widely, as possible. By making the former Secretary-General’s archives available for public consultation, the United Nations is effecting its commitment to transparency and accountability. Many of the Secretary-General’s records, even those which were marked Confidential or Strictly Confidential, are now open for review.