Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 477.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 20:30:32 +0000
From: rosemary clarke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Launch of SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway)
SOSIG (pronounced sausage!) is the social science, business and law hub of
the Resource Discovery Network. It was launched in February.
SOSIG is a free, fully-searchable catalogue of international Internet
resources to support learning, teaching and research in the social
sciences. It provides links to resources which have been selected,
evaluated and catalogued by teams of academics and librarians across the
country. There are 16 broad subject sections including business and
management, law and geography which can be browsed through or searched
using a search engine.
It also includes Grapevine: a source of research, training and development
opportunities in the social sciences where details of conferences and
courses, university departments, CV's and research profiles can be mounted
by registered users. After registering, a user can set up a personal
profile and be informed of new resources being added on specified subjects.
There are links to other subject gateways from the following URL:
SOSIG is a service of the Resource Discovery Network
(http://www.rdn.ac.uk/) a federation of subject-based services ("hubs")
which have been established in five areas - the biological and medical
sciences; engineering, computing and mathematics; the humanities; the
physical sciences and the social sciences, business and law. Each of the
hubs will launch new services during the coming year.
The RDN is co-ordinated by the Network Centre, the RDNC, which is
responsible for the overall development of the service. It is based at both
King's College London and UKOLN (The UK Office for Library and Information
Networking, University of Bath) and is funded by the Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC), the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and
the Economic and Social Research Council.
For more information on this service contact
Justine Kitchen, Information and Training Manager, Resource Discovery
Tel: 020 7848 2934 Fax: 020 7848 2939
Information Specialist( Library - Law)
King's College London Library
Tel: 0171-848 1255
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