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Project Name: 
Forced Migration Online
Principal Investigator / Director: 
John Pilbeam
Oxford participants: 
Ian McClelland (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Social Sciences
  • Unit: International Development
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
1997
End Date: 
not specified
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
The American University in Cairo, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies City University, London, ICAR Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Tufts University, Edwin Ginn Library & TCCS, Academic Technology, King’s College London, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Funder: 
DfID, Mellon Foundation, EC
Subject Area: 
History
Project Description: 

Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. In the context of the working definition, the subject areas covered by FMO include: Causes of flight; Conditions in countries of origin (e.g., human rights violations, early warning, prevention, etc.); Responses to forced migration situations (e.g., emergency assistance, relief programmes, legal protection/asylum, resettlement, international humanitarian law, compensation, etc.); Experiences of forced migrants (e.g., adaptation, health, psychosocial issues, racism, etc.); Special groups (e.g., gender issues, children, indigenous peoples, etc.); Repatriation/return (e.g., post-war reconstruction, development/livelihood programmes, etc.); Impact/consequences of forced migration (e.g., environmental, economic, social, etc.); Organizations & actors (e.g., IGOs, NGOs, governments, aid workers, agents of persecution, etc.). The site is designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field. FMO offers Resource Summaries and Research Guides arranged by theme. The searchable digital library was created by selecting an initial set of unpublished documents from the library collections at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford; the Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University, Boston; and the Program on Forced Migration, Columbia University, New York. Additional partners with specialized collections will be sought for future development of the digital library. Articles from the principal journals in the forced migration field (e.g., Journal of Refugee Studies, International Journal of Refugee Law, Disasters, etc.) represent another potential documentary source. The site also contains content from journals in the field, selected photographic and video content from partners, and notices of relevant events. Users can subscribe to email discussion lists, podcasts, and RSS feeds.

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureData ReuseUse of existing digital data
Image capture2d Scanning and photography
Remote sensing
Sound and Music CaptureSound recording
Data analysisSearching/LinkingSearching and querying
Data publishing and disseminationWeb developmentWeb browser scripting
Data structuring and enhancementOther Data ProcessingCoding and standardisation
- -Data modelling
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:36
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk