Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science, in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), will place 30 specially trained interns in the special collections departments of CUNY over a three-year period to assist with digital projects to expand access to CUNY's historical, cultural, and aesthetic materials. The Palmer School will also expand its curriculum by at least one course to teach up-to-the-minute skills suited to CUNY's needs.
For more information contact: Dr. Patrick McGuire
Associate Professor of Library Science
Friday, June 22, 2007
The press release from SLA said:
In the past decade more than 64,000 people have taken SIBL’s training classes to learn how to locate, evaluate and apply information from its rich print and electronic resources.
SIBL uses carefully cultivated partnerships to fulfill its mission. Groups as diverse as the Workshop in Business Opportunities, Accion, and the Industrial Technology Assistance Corporation refer clients to SIBL who in turn promote Library resources to other start ups. Counselors from the SBA affiliate Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the New York City Department of Small Business Services, provide on-site business advisory services that make SIBL a unique "one-stop-shopping" destination. According to the judges, the Science, Industry, & Business Library of the New York Public Library earned the Centers of Excellence Award for Service for its commitment to service excellence demonstrated by its ability to engage customers and the community-at-large, as well as building strategic alliances with their partners.
To see what SIBL has been doing go to their NYC Small Business Resource Center. Have a look at their videos and podcasts and check out their SBRC Forums, the one on Marketing Research is moderated by a SIBL librarian.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
No password is necessary. Users just need to logon to CCH Accounting Research Manager (for which we have two simultaneous users.)
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Rita
Friday, June 15, 2007
Magazine Suspends Its Run In History
May 17, 2007, Thursday New York Times
By CHARLES MCGRATH (NYT); The Arts/Cultural Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section E, Page 1, Column 1, 1399 words
Thursday, June 14, 2007
When you connect, you will find a list of the titles of the journals:
Accounting and the Public Interest,
The Accounting Review,
Auditing: a Journal of Practice & Theory,
Behavioral Research in Accounting,
Issues in Accounting Education,
Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
Journal of Information Systems
Journal of International Accounting Research
Journal of Legal Tax Research
Journal of Management Accounting Research
Journal of the American Taxation Association
Teaching Notes for Issues in Accounting Education
Teaching Notes for Journal of Information Systems
These journals are also listed separately by title in Serial Solutions.
Why did we get this American Accounting Association collection?
Faculty requests, including from the head of the accounting department, was the primary reason.
Secondly, and this is why the faculty wanted the database:
This is the only way to access the current year of these journals. (Available backfiles vary by title.)
The American Accounting Association, comprised primarily of academic accountants, decided to end their arrangements with outside vendors for access to the current year of their journals. The database was reasonably priced to libraries for campus and remote access.
In the current issue of Issues in Accounting Education, Baruch professors Hugo Nurnberg and Jan Sweeney have an article published on understanding business combinations. There is also a case study on the tax consequences of appearing on reality television. (That "redone" home might increase your taxes, in case you are hoping to be on a show.)
No log in is required to access the database. (If professors are full members of the AAA, they can access some materials with their private passwords that are not available to the public.)
Thanks to Mike Waldman for help in getting this database and providing the information on the library's web page.
Naxos offers access to over 75,000 tracks and more than 5,000 CDs with over 2,500 composers represented. Classical, Jazz, World, Folk and more types of music are represented.
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 6/30/07).
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
1. Laurie Fendrich, "A Pedagogical Straitjacket," Chronicle of Higher Education, June 8, 2007, p. B6-B8;
2. David Glenn, "Research--You Will be Tested on This," Chronicle of Higher Education, June 8, 2007, A14-A17.
A third and interesting but less provocative article: David Glenn, "Why Cramming Doesn't Work," Chronicle of Higher Education, June 8, 2007, p. A17.
Roy Tennant, formerly of the California Digital Library and now at OCLC, spoke about the top trends in digital library services at
Tennant didn't limit his talk to the catalog. He named other top trends: mass digitalization, better linking, refocusing on user needs and amazing new interfaces. I agreed totally with his frustration with link resolvers. He described a University of Rochester program called GUF - Getting Users to Full-Text - that reduces click through and gives the user full text directly from the linked title. If full text is not available, the user gets the holding record (with a map! ) or a pre-filled-in ILL form. Rochester also puts user's needs first in its CoURse pages like this one for a History course on The Civil War.
I spoke with many vendors at the
The 2007 print edition of the NAICS Manual has been published but it is not yet available for searching online. Major changes were made in the telecommunications sector as well as significant additions in biotechnology and new classifications for REITS. Details are available at http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html.
Euromonitor’s GMID database has a new interface. We will be upgrading to the new version sometime this summer.
The Financial Times is offering a new academic package for students and faculty which includes access to the Financial Times in a digital version for the latest news (three weeks) as well as access to the archival version of FT.com. Villanova University describes how the partnership works at their website.
The Economist and Gale are partnering to make available a historical digital archive of The Economist magazine. The product will be launched sometime this fall. Pricing has not been determined.
The World Bank is launching a new database called GEM, Global Economic Monitor, featuring forecasts of country economic data and commodity prices. It will be the first time the World Bank provides online access to their forecasts. They are offering free trials before the launch which is expected at the end of this year. More info here.
ThomsonGale has been working with Groxis and will announce at
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Grab the Biz Ref Desk blog feed here and add it to your feed reader.
You may also be familiar with CAPTCHAs, which are those squiggly letters you are asked to type on the web before you can register at some sites. CAPTCHAs are put on web sites to ensure that humans, and not spam-producing computer programs, are filling out forms on the web.
Recently, some ingenious folks at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a new CAPTCHA tool that asks users to type in words that come from the Open Content Alliance's backlog of unreadable scanned text. Designers of web sites can now add this CAPTCHA tool, called reCAPTCHA, to a page that needs to be protected from spammers. As users of that page type in the words required in the CAPTCHA, the results are passed on to the Open Content Alliance, thereby chipping away at the backlog of messy text scans. You can read more about reCAPTCHA on the project web site. This is an fascinating example of crowdsourcing (for a definition of this term, see this BusinessWeek article from July 2006).