The Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013 polled hundreds of academic library administrators from institutions ranging from baccalaureate to doctorate level. Their responses to a series of questions and the interpretation of those responses make for illuminating reading. Key findings are on pages 6-8. Table 16 (p.33) shows the almost universal commitment that library directors have to providing both reference instruction to undergraduates and proffering spaces in the library for group collaboration. On the other hand, this table also shows that only a third of this group considers hosting centers that promote teaching or undergraduate learning a priority.
And who is Peter Henderson, you ask? The short answer is he was an owner of a very successful gardening/seed catalog business in Jersey City, the land upon which New Jersey City University now stands. During his lifetime (1822-1890), he wrote several books on horticulture and gardening; a memoir by his son Alfred, Peter Henderson, gardener, author, merchant, is also online. A very informative entry on Peter Henderson is found in Jersey City Past and Present.
We had previously written up primary and secondary sources from different viewpoints: American, British, and Native American. In this post, we concentrate mostly on more American resources. There are dozens of personal narratives available; there is some overlap with campaign histories but enough of them are unique. You will find many contemporary works on Andrew Jackson as well, including his memoirs written in 1818. Other first-person journals are available courtesy of PBS. Hundreds of documents and letters are at the War of 1812 site maintained by Indiana University; the materials can be searched by date, name, topic or place. And before we leave, we need to point out some recently published secondary sources: Journal of the War of 1812; “The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812” series that includes Defending a New Nation, 1783-1811, The Campaign of 1812, and The Canadian Theater, 1813.
Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 from NCES “,,,provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as enrollment and degrees conferred at postsecondary degree-granting institutions. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2022. Also included are state-level data on enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools….”(1) Dozens of tables and figures supplement this report and include numerous actual and projected figures.
The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study (4th edition) provides information on the various legislative processes that 66 countries, as well as the EU, use to mitigate the effects of climate change. Each country profile opens with its approach to climate change, an historical overview. This is then followed by the various policies implemented, whether it involved carbon pricing, biofuels, energy policy, or transportation policy to name a few areas of concern. Each national profile is then rounded off by a listing of the flagship legislation enacted to address climate change concerns.
“The largest country entirely within Europe, Ukraine has tremendous economic potential. It occupies a strategically vital position as the transit point for large amounts of Russian energy going to Europe. At the same time, its links to Russia, ranging from the ethnic and linguistic ties of much of its population to the continuing presence of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet off Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, complicate efforts to consolidate stable democratic practices and chart Ukraine’s course. Indeed, the prospect of Ukraine’s eventual membership in NATO is a source of friction in U.S.-Russia relations as well as the subject of disagreement within NATO itself.” Council on Foreign Relations.
Some sites of interest:
Country Commercial Guide: Doing Business in the Ukraine. Authoritative guide to business in the Ukraine, drawn up by in-country U.S. embassy professionals.
UK Trade and Investment. Doing Business in the Ukraine.Trade opportunities from the British perspective, again written by professional staff in-country.
United States. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Statistics: Ukraine Summary of trade by year back to 1992.
United States Trade Representative: Ukraine. Basic current trade statistics between the two countries.
International Bureau of Education. (UNESCO) Ukraine. Educational profile and other reports are available.
Parline Database. Ukraine. Extensive coverage of Ukranian elections.
Election Guide. Ukraine. Highlights past elections and indicates future ones.
Little Green Book (World Bank) The most recent edition has statistical information on Ukraine’s environment.
CIA World Factbook. One of the great statistical sources on foreign countries.
Encyclopedia of the Ukraine (an ongoing project detailing history, people, literature and culture)
Google News. Build an alerting system for Ukraine-related news.
Times Topics: Ukraine (Free access to NY Times articles and outside links along with a current chronology of events.)
Fact Sheet: Ukraine (US State Department; additional links as well)
European Union External Services: Ukraine
Foreign Relations of the United States. The official documents highlighting U.S. diplomatic activities. Thousands of documents on the Ukraine are available.
Human Development Reports. Ukraine.
Human Rights Report 2013: Ukraine. Previous reports also available.
Ukraine. Constitution (1996 constitution with amendments through 2004)
Ukraine. Official web site (English version) with official updates and speeches.
2013 Treaties in Force. Lists US treaties with the Ukraine.
USAID: Ukraine . USAID is the humanitarian arm of the State Department.
World Leaders. Ukraine. Lists major positions/ministers. From the CIA.
Ukraine Maps. Maps from the CIA, State Department, and the Army
US Census Bureau. International Data Base Demographic figures back to 1950 and projections to 2050.
ADDITIONAL REPORTS/WEB SITES
After the Orange Era: Economic Prospects for the Ukraine (Center for Social and Economic Research, CASE)
Issue Guide: Crisis in Ukraine’s Crimea (Council on Foreign Relations. A MUST READ!)
Ukraine (Brookings Institution. Numerous articles and analyses. Valuable asset.)
Ukraine: A Net Assessment of 16 Years of Independence (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Ukraine at a Crossroads: What’s at Stakes for the U.S. and Europe? (U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 2012)
Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy. ( A MUST READ. February 2014 report from CRS)
Ukraine: East or West? (Chatham House)
Ukraine, the EU, Russia and Tymoshenko (2011, Standard Note from UK Parliament Library)
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (highly-cited 2005 article from Foreign Affairs)
RAND Corporation. Ukraine site
C-SPAN. Numerous videos on Ukraine from United Nations meetings to U.S. briefings.