Other plans for the blog include (1) highlighting forced migration-related apps for mobile devices; (2) updating the web research guides on IDPs, refugees and stateless people that are accessible via the tabs at the top of each blog page; and (3) general maintenance like checking links in the FAQ and finding a better site search solution since the current search feature does not appear to retrieve relevant results consistently.
In early September I asked for some feedback regarding posting references based on relevance or currency. From the responses I received, it seems that the former approach is preferred, that is, posting references that are grouped (loosely) around a common theme or geographic region. I have also had suggestions for (1) tracking more multimedia, which I do already but can incorporate more regularly into thematic posts, and (2) compiling posts that include resources with opposing views on hotly debated topics, to underline the inherently political nature of this subject area. Sounds like something that would require a bit more time to pull off, so for now, food for thought! But please do continue to submit ideas and feedback. If the right web application is available to help, then some things are pretty easy to implement!
In the meantime, don't forget to take advantage of these other information services that I have developed:
- Forced Migration FAQ
- Guide to International Refugee Law Resources on the Web
- Internally Displaced Persons: Guide to Legal Information Resources on the Web
- New Journal Articles
- New Law
- Refugee Legal Aid Current Awareness Bibliography
- Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
- Statelessness: A Web Research Guide
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