Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center has redesigned their website. Have a look. They prominently feature Worldcat along side CUNY+. Send any comments, observations, or other ideas you may have about the new site to Kevin Reiss, the library webmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This may be a good example when discussing wiki-based resources in a class. Plus, articles are written in non-technical language, so it may be a good supplement to Columbia Earthscape, also.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
This is the Lexis-Nexis announcement:
We have updated the registration page for our web-based training with all the sessions scheduled through the end of November. Librarians and teaching faculty are invited to join us for these free training sessions; they last about an hour and require a telephone as well as your Internet browser. All of the classes are led by our professional trainers.
There are multiple sessions offered on three topics for LexisNexis Academic:
LexisNexis Academic – General Introduction
LexisNexis Academic - Business Research
LexisNexis Academic - Legal Research
There are also sessions on the LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection.
For dates, times, and the online registration form, please go to
Alistair Morrison | Product Manager, LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis, 7500 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1300, Bethesda MD 20814
Telephone: 301-951-4529 | Switchboard: 800-638-8380 | Fax: 301-652-1273
Product Information: http://www.lexisnexis.com/academicmigration
Web Subscription Support: email@example.com
Join Our ListServ: http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/listserv
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
- there are articles with color images in JSTOR (scroll down the search interface to the "Articles with Images" set of facets)
- you can browse articles by the number of times they've been cited within the JSTOR database
- you can scan the number of articles in each of the major disciplines covered by (our subscription to) JSTOR; the biggest ones are:
- History (n=417K)
- Language and Literature (n=365K)
- Business (n=325K)
- Sociology (n=235K)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Business Week includes interview with recent CIS grad and reports on 95 Best Places to Launch a Career
Before we had access to SSRN campuswide through the library I know that the accounting faculty had a department access. It is an excellent database to check for current and recent research in the broad fields of socials science research--accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, management, and social responsibility in business, among others. (These may not be topics you first think about in social science research.)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Date and time: Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. Where: Saint Bartholomew's Church, Park Ave. at 51st St.
I have some notices, printed on 100% post-consumer, recycled paper with soy ink, if you want.
Want to know how it works? Check out this video from Common Craft:
Monday, September 17, 2007
- content published from 1851-1922
- content published from 1987-present
This change in policy will become effective after midnight this Tuesday (September 18). The Times states that it realized it could make more from advertising revenue than from people paying for content.
After he left, I continued to try to find the password and below is how to locate it:
At the CUNY portal and select My Profile
On the next page above 'my profile' there are tabs, select view page
On the next page select the link, 'Administration' to change password.
Ranking Affects the Financial Resources of Public Colleges
Ginger Zhe Jin and Alex Whalley
"College quality ranking information leads to increases in expenditure in public colleges, most of which are funded by more state appropriations per student. State appropriations per student are more responsive to USNWR rankings exposure if a state has more citizens who are politically active, care about higher education, and buy USNWR from the newsstand.""
1. The 360 degree look at the competition. Mergent mines 10-K reports to find out who the company names as its competitors. It also names other companies who list it as a competitor.
2. Identification of suppliers, customers and partners of the company. The relative revenues from each are given. The detail in the supply chain will help answer questions like "How much revenue does ABC company get for selling through Wal-Mart?"
3. The detailed Product/Service hierarchy. Mergent uses their own industry classification scheme that can go up to eight levels deep. Analysis of a peer-group or searching for competitors can be done at the product level. Mergent also includes tradenames. You can search on a tradename and link to the company.
4. Detailed revenue stream data. Company revenue data is provided at the industry subsector or product group level. Companies are labeled as Pure Play (100% of reenues from one sector) or Focused (over 50% of revenues from the sector).
5. M & A Scenario. Compare two companies to identify overlapping or complimentary products/sectors, dependent suppliers , key customers, and overlapping or new competitors.
Mergent Horizon maps companies to their core products to answer the question: Where does the revenue come from? It captures the companies' relationship and exposure to their suppliers, partners, customers and competitors.
With Mergent Horizon you can:
Analyze a company's business at the product level
Find competitors by product or tradename
Identify competitors using a 360 degree view (Who they name; Who names them)
Identify a company's customers, suppliers and strategic partners (and their relative revenues)
Screen companies based on financial variables
Create custom reports on Companies or a Competitor Profile.
Run a Mergers & Acquisitions Scenario Report
See the FDA Approval Decisions pipeline for a company
Mergent Horizon covers all companies actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges including ADRs.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announces economic newsletter written for librarians on the latest economic topics
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is pleased to announce the Liber8 Economic Newsletter, written for librarians, on the latest economic topics.
"Subprime," the inaugural issue, was released today and is available at http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/2007/200709.pdf. This issue discusses the current problems in the subprime mortgage market, provides links to articles with more detail, and lists the major sources of data for researchers interested in housing and mortgages. RSS and email subscriptions are available for the newsletter (http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter).
The two-page newsletter will be published 9 times per year, January through May and August through November, to coincide with the academic calendar.
More on Liber8:
The Liber8 Economic Information portal (http://liber8.stlouisfed.org) provides a single point of access to the economic information that the Federal Reserve System, government agencies, and data providers have to offer.
Liber8 also offers the International Economic Statistics (IES) database (http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/iesd) with links to individual economic indicators for countries worldwide.
I just ran across this map, which superimposes a map of New Amsterdam over a current map from Yahoo! The Yahoo! MapMixer site allows you to take your own images and float them (to scale) over Yahoo! maps. Here are some other interesting examples:
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Mike Waldman called me to ask that I get it and leave it at the reference desk for a group that is meeting at 7 pm. tonight. (Mike remembered it earlier today and called me.)
biblioblogosphere and Twitterverse for the past week.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I realize this is not the normal procedure but this was what was easiest to work out for the parties involved.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Rita
Update: His assistant, who is named Korenne,emailed to say she will pick it up tonight (Thursday). She is a Queens College student who was coming to the library to get a book she needs.
academic version). But we have access through CCH Business & Finance to the publications included in the Westlaw product. In case this comes up, here's where the information may be found:
Log onto CCH Business & Finance.
Click Securities tab.
Under Federal Securities-Reporters and Primary Material, three of the publications are:
SEC No Action Letters
SEC Staff Comment Letters (the Westlaw product refers to Staff Review Letters)
SEC Telephone Interpretations Manual
The other Westlaw product is SEC Official Forms
To access forms via CCH,
Scroll down further, to the SEC Accountants' Module,
Practice Manual is listed. If you click on it, one of the choices is Forms, which can be drilled down further. For example, if you select Form 10-K (after several clicks), you will see in the explanatory material, a hyperlink to a blank Form 10-K that can be filled out for submission to the SEC.
A faster way to retrieve the form, if you know what you want, is to Select the Practice Manual, then use Find by Citation at the top. You can enter the form number that you want, and it is retrieved.
(You could also use Find by Citation as soon as you select the Securities tab, although if you do, you will receive a very long list of possibilities, and you need to scroll down to the Practice Manual to see the choice for Form. If you select Practice Manual first, the choices are narrowed to four, of which Forms is one choice.)
As with other CCH searches, these sources may be searched individually, or combined. You may also select the sources and do key word searches. For example, if you wanted to see what the SEC Staff Comment Letters and SEC Telephone Interpretations Manual had on "debt equity swaps", you could select the sources, and enter a keyword search. Another example might be that you want to see references in these SEC sources to FASB statement 123R, which has to do with stock options.
You can type 123R in as a keyword.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Rita
- you have less than $5 in fines CUNY-wide and
- the item borrowed is less than 21 days overdue and
- the item borrowed has not been requested by another person
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
November 28, 2007For more information, see our SIG's wiki.
10 am - 12 pm
To be held at the offices of Metro (57 East 11th St., 4th floor, NY, NY)
Friday, September 07, 2007
Next week, I'll try to find some web sites that might also meet this info need.
There wasn't a name inside. I turned it into the security personnel at the 2nd floor station.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Baruch FAQ for e-Permit
CUNY News Release about e-Permit
In order to assure equitable workload distribution, I have been visiting people in their offices to sign up for sessions.
So the authoritative list is the hardcopy I am using.
Please hang on until I get to you.
We will continue this practice through Sept. 24.
Thanks for your cooperation.