Thursday, May 31, 2007
1) I will be away from June 1-June 27. Until Louise Klusek returns from SLA at the end of next week, Gerry Jiao has agreed to act as coordinator for IS Division matters. If you are out sick or running late please contact Gerry at ext 1609.
2) We are pleased to announce that Alfredo Garcia will be joining our staff as administrative support for the division. Alfredo has 25 years experience in the library and brings a strong administrative skill set to the division. He is currently transitioning over from Access Services Division. His extension is 1604.
3) Please remember that summer session begins June 4.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
We have not yet chosen a date for the termination of student e-mail accounts, but students should sign up for an alumni lifetime e-mail address ASAP. To obtain the address they should follow the "Alumni" link from the college's home page. Select "Alumni Privileges". Scroll down to "Permanent E-Mail."
Reminder: Continuing students will retain access to their e-mail accounts over the summer. However, they will not have library access or access to the 6th floor lab unless they are registered for summer session.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Bonnie was interviewed in the March issue of Keyword, the SILS Student Association newsletter, about her mother Adrea G. Cohen who graduated from Pratt SCILS in 1974. The article "Pratt SCILS Legacies" featured two mother-daughter SCILS graduates. Issues of Keyword are found here. Bonnie is the webmaster for Keyword. Nice job.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The last workshop in the three-part series on "Using Census Data" will take place next Tuesday May 29th From 12:30 to 2:30 PM in the Skylight Room,
The first workshop, held last April, covered "What Kinds of Data Does the Census Bureau Collect?" and was conducted by Rosemarie Fogarty, Information Specialist, US Census Bureau. It is now available in Baruch's Digital Media Library. Ms. Fogarty provides an overview of the Census Bureau data, using the Census’s website as the starting point. If you haven't explored the Census web site in depth this presentation will help.
This database basically adds the FASB, GASB and IASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board, Government Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standard Board publications to the ABI Inform Global database. (The "tax" part is the journals that can be searched for tax information, as well as accounting related publications in the database.)
We had an earlier trial of this database. One accounting professor, a very experienced researcher, thought it wasn't very "user friendly." He suggested to me that beginners and other search either the official literature or the journals separately as a combined search can be very confusing.
Since the FASB documents are current as of March 30, 2006, for more current information, one should search RIA Checkpoint--Accounting & Auditing & Corp Finance, or CCH Accounting Research Manager. RIA offers FASB and GASB. CCH Accounting Research Manager offers FASB and IASB. Both RIA and CCH update the information daily. If one of the organizations announces a new publication, it is available usually the next day. (Each of the organizations, FASB, http://www.fasb.org, GASB, http://www.gasb.org, and the IASB, http://www.iasb.org/Home.htm have websites that offer new announcements.)
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Frank Donnelly, candidate for Geospatial Data Librarian, will be interviewing on Wednesday, May 23. At 2:00 he will be making his presentation in Room 620 of the BCTC (at the back of the lab). All library faculty are invited. Each division head has a copy of his CV.
Monday, May 21, 2007
NewspaperDirect lets you access the latest 60 days of newspapers from around the world, as if you were reading the newspaper in print, including advertising, in that country's language. Of course one can also search for news.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
my experience suggests the project is falling far short of its central promise of exposing the literature of the world, and is instead piling mistake upon mistake with little evidence of basic quality control. The problems I encountered fit into three broad categories—the quality of the scans is decidedly mixed, the information about the books (the “metadata” in info-speak) is often erroneous, and the public domain is curiously restricted.Read the full post by Townsend here.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
It also offers faculty the opportunity to create playlists with static URLs to share with their students and/or for class assignments. Please contact me if you are a Baruch faculty member and would like to try this feature (it will also expire on 5/31/07).