Academic Publishing Update – August 2020 : 2

Harry Blom. Trends in Publishing.
Webinars for the ESS Consortium. 16th June 2020.

This web-talk by Dr. Harry Blom, Vice President – Journals, Development, Policy & Strategy, Springer Nature, New York is part of the Springer Nature Webinar Series for the ESS consortium (formerly INFLIBNET) organized during the month of June 2020.

Link to watch the recording : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8330855975265775112

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Research / Scientists’ worlds will shrink in the wake of the pandemic

Smriti Mallapaty. “Scientists’ worlds will shrink in the wake of the pandemic”.
Nature 582, 04th June 2020.

excerpt : Researchers expect long-term changes that reduce travel for work and conferences: part 6 in a series on science after the pandemic.

More info : https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01523-1

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Resource / Kerala’s Marine Fishing Communities

John Kurien. “A Rights Based Approach to Development: Kerala’s Marine Fishing Communities”.
CDS-RULSG Lecture No.4 / 2020.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/aWsVmwTThw8

About the lecture: This talk examines the treatment of fishing community in Kerala during the pandemic, arguing for the need for more support for them.

This is the fourth lecture in the series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’ organized by Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Resource / Online meeting tools

Ankush Das. “Top 5 Open Source Video Conferencing Tools for Remote Working and Online Meetings“. It’s FOSS, July 18, 2020.

Excerpt : With hundreds of options to choose from, security and privacy is often a concern when picking a video conferencing app or service. Among the list of options, what’s usually the best and the most secure service?

Well, all (or most of them) claim to provide the best possible security and privacy. But you know that this cannot be taken at face value.

Fortunately, at It’s FOSS, we focus on open-source solutions and privacy-friendly options. So, let’s take a look at a list of open-source video conferencing tools that you can utilize.

More info : https://itsfoss.com/open-source-video-conferencing-tools/

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Resource / Kerala’s guest labourers

Praveena Kodoth. “Failures of Citizenship under the Lockdown: The Case of Migrant Labour”. CDS-RULSG Lecture No.3 / 2020.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/4S5oZE5S-vE

About the lecture:  This talk critically examines the state’s treatment of migrant labourers as “guests” in Kerala during the pandemic, arguing for distinguishing benevolence from justice in granting rights

This is the third lecture in the series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’ organized by Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

Reposted from Kerala Scholars eGroup

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Resource / Kerala’s Kudumbasree system and civil society

Devika J. “Rethinking Development Civil Society in Kerala”.
CDS-RULSG Lecture No.2 / 2020.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/v5NWiDjvfUs

About the lecture: This talk engages a rights-based approach to evaluate the women-majority development civil society set up by Kerala’s Kudumbasree system. It examines the gender politics of labour extraction from Kudumbasree women, particularly in times of duress such as the floods and the pandemic.

This is the second lecture in the series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’ organized by Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Resource / Online Lecture on environmental crisis for welfare in Kerala

The Research Unit on Local Self Governance (RULSG) at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, is organizing a lecture series on “Rights-Based Policy in the Wake of the Pandemic in Kerala: Development Emergencies and Welfare’.

The first lecture in the series is now available online:

1. ‘The Human-Nature Engagement and Development as Democracy’ by Dr. T. V. Sajeev, Senior Principal Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute.

More info and video: https://youtu.be/BuvHPZX3xxM

About the lecture: This talk discusses the implications of the environmental crisis for welfare in a time marked by frequent development emergencies, and the contemporary relevance of biodiversity protection to a rights-based perspective on development .

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Resources / Public Books Database

Salvador I. Ayala Camarillo & Jess Engebretson. “Public Books Database”. Public Books, March 2020.

Excerpt : Many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest. This list will be updated regularly as additional materials are made available.

More info : http://www.publicbooks.org/public-books-database/

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