Canadian Labour Studies Index and Bibliography

(from Desmond Maley, Bibliothèque J.N. Desmarais Library, Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne):

We are writing to let you and colleagues of the Canadian Committee on Labour History know about the Canadian Labour Studies Index:

www.labourstudies.ca

With my colleague Dan Scott and the assistance of student researchers, we  launched the Index at the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies conference in Ottawa in June.

The Index was compiled using the Zotero platform, "Canadian Labour Studies Bibliography":

www.zotero.org/groups/canadian_labour_studies_bibliography

Data from the Zotero bibliography was then migrated to the labourstudies.ca website, which is fully searchable. Many of the publications listed are available open access. For nearly all of them, we have striven to include abstracts or publisher descriptions.

Work has continued on the Index in the period since. The platform can now be viewed in English or French (toggle button on top right), and the number of entries has reached 6,315, including the complete runs of "Just Labour" and "Labour/Le Travail."

We have indexed all of the articles and reviews in "Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations" since 1988, and are currently working on indexing RI/IR back to 1963, the first year that is available open access on the Érudit website. We also have indexed a number of recent books, theses, journal articles, and reports.

We are in the process of developing a network to harvest theses in Canadian labour studies from institutional repositories.

We would be interested in exploring how CCLH members could contribute pertinent publications to the bibliography.

We would welcome any questions or comments you may have.