Thursday, August 13, 2009

[IWS] WEB ARCHIVE: ILO mirrored WEB SITE as of 31 January 2006

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

NOTE: In order to fulfill better our mission as an ILO Depository LIbrary, the combined efforts of the Cornell Law Library and the ILR School (Industrial & Labor Relations) at Cornell University present this archive for the use of faculty, researchers, students, practitioners and workers in governments, companies, and unions, as well as for the general public. We are grateful to the ILO for cooperating with us in this endeavor. Capturing a web site is in many respects a new form of collecting a book. In this case, the book is the web site which binds the entire intellectual content of an organization at the time of capture (as available on the server targeted). All of its organizational structure, intellectual output, and personnel are placed in context. In other words, this is a organizational "snapshot" in time.

(August 2009) by Stuart Basefsky
Archive of the
International Labour Organization (ILO) mirrored web site as of 31 January 2006

This guide to the archive consists of three sections --
Description; About the ILO; and How to Use the Archive.
This archive is a joint project of the Cornell Law Library at the Cornell Law School and the Martin P. Catherwood Library at the ILR School (Industrial & Labor Relations) at Cornell. The ILO Mirror Site was run by the Cornell Law Library from 1998 to the beginning of 2006. For background information about the mirror site, see the Cornell Chronicle–
Web site for labor organization is created at Law School library [14 May 1998]
The archive is actually a "snapshot" of the mirror site on the last day of its existence, 31 January 2006. It consists of captured pages, documents, videos, and other forms and formats of information that existed on this site and server on that date. In capturing the material, internal software was not included. Hence, some databases and other forms of information referenced may not be active. Links that connect to material outside the web site itself may or may not work. Essentially, only material within the mirror site server (exclusive of those run by internal software) should be reliably accessible.
This ILO Mirror Site was archived on 27 April 2009 by George Kozak, Digital Library Specialist, Division of Library Information Technologies (DLIT), Digital Media Group at Olin Library at the request of Stuart Basefsky, see -
The HTTrack Web Site Copier was used to complete the task. See
Persons using this archive will find numerous utilities including, but not limited to, the following:
(1)   Discover the organization, structure, hierarchy and key individuals of the ILO on 31 January 2006
(2)   Find full-text documents in PDF or HTML formats that existed on the web site on 31 January 2006
(3)   Identify the context in which the ILO presented its materials in order to carry out the mission it envisioned or was assigned on 31 January 2006
(4)   Inform oneself about the status of laws, standards, and social norms as they related to the global mission of the ILO on  31 January 2006
Note: As one logs onto this site, the current date will appear in the upper right. However, one must look at the What's New section to see that the most recent story is from Tuesday, 31 January 2006 – the date of the snapshot. Some links, if still used by the ILO, may take you to current information rather than archived information. Please look carefully at the information you find so as not to get confused.
About the ILO
The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being and it became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.

The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues. It provides technical assistance primarily in the fields of:
• vocational training and vocational rehabilitation;
• employment policy;
• labour administration;
• labour law and industrial relations;
• working conditions;
• management development;
• cooperatives;
• social security;
• labour statistics and occupational safety and health.

It promotes the development of independent employers' and workers' organizations and provides training and advisory services to those organizations. Within the UN system, the ILO has a unique tripartite structure with workers and employers participating as equal partners with governments in the work of its governing organs.
How to Use the Archive
This Web Archive Collection is part of a continuing effort by the Cornell Law Library and the Martin P. Catherwood (ILR) Library to retain key resources and publications in all formats for future generations of researchers.

Scope & Contents of Digital Resources Disclaimer

Please remember that this is archived material and that any guidance contained within the pages may have been superseded. The content available is no longer being updated and, as a result, you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.

Recommended Approaches to Finding Useful Information in the Archive

There two major approaches to finding information in this archive. They are:
Both approaches start at the home page

(1)-- Go to upper left margin of home page and click on
Offices, Departments, and Programmes

Here you can go through the hierarchy and find the division of interest. Click on the division and seek out publications pages. For example, you will find the following:

Employment (EMPLOYMENT), go to
Employment Strategy (EMP/STRAT)
Then to
Publications (found on that page)
then Research Papers
(Scroll down and find the research paper(s) of interest from the time period)
Multinational Enterprises (MULTI)
then Publications
(Scroll down and find the research paper(s) of interest from the time period)

(2) Alternatively, you may go to the Site Map in the upper right corner –
Site Map

A. The only textual parts active in the Site Map have a [] (symbol) at the left.
For example, under Public Information, see
DG's Reports & Speeches (Note: DG stands for Director General)
Photo Library and ILO on TV (These are two separate links. Only the ILO on TV works)
Here you will find
Video Clips


B. Click on the word ENGLISH next to the other categories lacking the [] (symbol)
For example, under the category
Social Protection
Click on the word English next to
InFocus Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment
and see
Labour Inspection
under Social Diaglogue, go to
Workers' Activities
click on English to get to
(Listen to the music and quickly click on areas in the right margin)

This time go to Social Dialogue and click on the word English next the category.
This will take you to
go to Labour Legislation and look in the right margin at 
Dispute Prevention and Resolution
then click on Collective Bargaining
(scroll down to find the publications of interest)
or after looking in the right margin at Publications, go to the part
on InFocus Programme on Social Dialogue, Labour legislation and Labour Administration
This will take you to its Publications at


Using the same process above, go to Social Protection
Click on the word English next to International Migration
and work your way to
International Migration Papers

Work your way through the site aware that not all the links will work. You may have to go back to the home page several times to start over. This may require that you enter time and time again.

At some point the library may find a way to attach a search engine to the archive. Until then, the above approaches are the best available.

This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
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