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Unicode – Characters (Part 5)

An interactive scrolling of all previously recorded 137,374 Unicode characters, which are listed in 285 blocks and currently include 146 fonts from around the world (as of 2018), can be viewed on the website of Babelstone. (The hexadecimal encoding of the characters also runs through the scroll.) Further Search Options An approximate idea of where…
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Unicode – Characters (Part 1)

If you work a lot with foreign languages, you might also wish to enter characters from other writing systems into your word processor, whether it be Arabic characters, special characters developed from Latin, African writing systems like Adlam or Bamum, Ethiopian characters or Meroitic hieroglyphics. However, this is not always easy, since the preinstalled software…
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Is you conference family-friendly?

A well-planned conference can greatly contribute to the compatibility of family and work in its organization and design. It starts with family-friendly times of beginning and end, sufficient breaks during the day, and flexibility of the programme. Furthermore, it includes the opportunity for partners and relatives to attend lectures at no charge or at reduced…
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Workshop-Programme: Research Data Management in African Studies

The programme for the workshop "Research Data Management in African Studies" (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) is now available! Listen to exciting talks on existing projects, legal perspectives and infrastructure services. There will be ample time for questions, exchange and voicing your needs as researchers. [caption id="attachment_4679" align="alignright" width="200"] Creative Commons CC0[/caption] If you have…
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Africa in Global Intellectual History – call for papers

Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute Freie Universität Berlin 24th to 25th November 2018  Presentations are invited from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and tenured faculty. All paper proposals (max. 250 words) must be submitted to: AfricaGIH@gmail.com by midnight (CET) on 31st August 2018. Please also include a CV with your institutional affiliation, position, name, and email address. Proposals will be…
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Re3Data

The project re3data.org, Registry of Research Data Repositories, presents repositories in a web-based directory and provides an orientation over existing data collections.
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New copyright law in Germany

As of 1st March 2018, a new copyright law comes into effect in Germany and will introduce new copyright rules for schools, universities, libraries and other educational institutions.
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Video explaining Open Access publishing (in German)

The video (in German) gives an overview of the history of scholarly publishing and the origins of the Open Access movement. The "golden" and the "green" path are presented as strategies for open access publishing. The advantages and disadvantages of Open Access are discussed, especially with regard to Article Processing Charges.
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