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Trial of BBC Monitoring Service

The Library is running a trial of the BBC Monitoring Service. BBC Monitoring collects news from TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources in over 100 languages from 180 countries around the world and translates them into … Continue reading

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New statistics database on trial: Statista

The Library is running a trial of a new statistics database for six weeks. Statista is a Google-like search tool for numbers and statistics with facts and figures easily displayed in charts and graphs. Statista contains: Data dossiers with key … Continue reading

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Book of the Week! The File: a personal history

For a chilling true story of surveillance and secret police why not try The file: a personal history¬†by Timothy Garton Ash.¬† Garton Ash moved to Berlin to observe the city. Later he discovered that all the while the secret police … Continue reading

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