Current awareness is the term used to describe staying informed by keeping up to date with the latest publications, research and news in your field.
The perspective of current awareness is the present and the forthcoming, as opposed to the retrospective.
Current awareness ranges from looking for information on specific topics on a regular basis (and this usually involves the assistance of your Personal Librarian to help you set up a search profile matched to your research interests) to embracing a wider, more general, and cross-disciplinary view that brings an element of serendipity into your search for the latest information.
Informally, researchers remain alert in all contexts for useful information and insights that will inform their daily practice, their research, and spark off innovative and creative ideas for new avenues of research.
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November 1 1968 The movie ratings system is first implemented by Hollywood.
November 1 1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is presented for the first time.
November 2 1920 The first commercial radio station starts broadcasting. It begins with the results of the U.S. presidential election.
November 2 2000 The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
November 3 1913 An income tax is first introduced in the USA.
November 4 2003 The largest-ever solar flare is recorded.
November 5 1872 In defiance of the law, Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time.
November 5 1895 A U.S. patent for an automobile is granted.
November 6 1913 Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in South Africa while leading a march of Indian miners.
November 7 1665 The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
November 7 1929 The Museum of Modern Art opens to the public in New York City.
November 8 1995 Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays when experimenting with electricity
November 9 1921 Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
November 10 1871 Henry Morton Stanley finds the missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone saying the famous phrase "Dr. Livingston I presume?"
November 11 1675 Integral calculus is demonstrated for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
November 12 1990 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
November 13 1990 The first known World Wide Web page is written.
November 14 1971 Mariner 9 reaches Mars and becomes the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.
November 15 1920 League of Nations holds it's first assembly in Geneva.
November 15 1971 Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor.
November 16 1896 First transmission of electricity between a power plant and a city was sent from the Niagara Falls hydroelectric plant to Buffalo, New York.
November 17 1970 The computer mouse is patented by Douglas Engelbart.
November 18 2001 The Nintendo Gamecube is first released in the United States.
November 19 1969 Astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
November 20 1979 The 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs in the US.
November 21 1877 The invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, is announced by Thomas Edison.
November 21 1922 Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia becomes the first woman United States Senator.
November 22 1922 Howard Carter finds the Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamun.
November 23 1897 The pencil sharpener is patented.
November 24 1963 JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed on live national television.
November 25 2002 US President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law.
November 26 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
November 28 1919 Lady Astor becomes the first female member of the UK parliament.
November 29 1929 U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
November 30 1991 The 1st world championship of women's soccer takes place. The U.S. defeats Norway 2-1
The year is marked with many special days, weeks, and months dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important issues.
This monthly post, compiled by the Information Search Librarians Team, will note special dates and themes, and draw your attention to possibly interesting cross-disciplinary topical references intended to inform and to inspire ideas for research.
5 Nov 2016 National Children's Day 2016
10 Nov 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016
14 Nov 2016 World Quality Day 2016
20 Nov 2016 Universal Children's Day 2016
20 Nov 2016 Africa Industrialisation Day 2016
21 Nov 2016 World Fisheries Day 2016
25 Nov 2016 to 10 Dec 2016 16 Days of Activism 2016
Very few observers, either inside or outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thought that when Joseph Kabila took over from his slain father he would, within a few years, mobilise the Congolese in a negotiation process that would create the best chance for peace and democracy in the country's history. Political negotiation, which began in Lusaka in 1999 and was successfully concluded in South Africa in 2003 under the leadership of South African President Thabo Mbeki, blew gales of change into the DRC with major consequences for the country. The negotiation process has brought former belligerents together in a government of national unity and created a Parliament that has drafted and adopted the Constitution of the 3rd Republic. The country is now ready for its third democratic election in 44 years. But serious challenges remain before an election can be organised and bring sustainable peace to the country.
|Volume Number||Vol 4|
|Issue Number||Issue 1|
|Journal Title||Journal of African Elections|
|Indexed By||Sabinet Online|
This article focuses on the issue of political corruption. It uses a public office approach to analyse eAlite attitudes to political corruption in the wake of South Africa's recent political transition. The findings are based on a comparison of data obtained from surveys conducted during 1995 and 2000. Attitudes towards political corruption are evaluated in terms of the key independent variable, namely party affiliation. Of the three levels of government, local government was considered to be the most corrupt level of government by most of the respondents. A corruption index indicating changes in opinions on how effective government controls corruption, measured a decrease in effectiveness over the period 1995 to 2000. Finally, consideration is given to the various means of controlling corruption, including the role of the judiciary and media.