13.0477 new on WWW: SOSIG ("sausage") for the social sciences

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                   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 <rosemary.clarke@kcl.ac.uk>
             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
    Network Centre
    Tel: 020 7848 2934 Fax: 020 7848 2939
    Email: justine.kitchen@rdn.ac.uk

    Rosemary Clarke
    Rosemary Clarke
    Information Specialist( Library - Law)
    King's College London Library
    The Strand
    WC2R 2LS
    Tel: 0171-848 1255

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