Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Library hours for the next couple of months

The Library hours for the coming couple of months may be found at this LINK. Generally, library materials don’t come due on days we are closed, nor do days we are closed count toward fines. Remember that you may view your library account by selecting My Account from the catalog and see what materials you have checked out, and any fines. You may also renew eligible library materials. See the blog entry of October 6th for more details. Also, for students (not faculty), all ILL Books are due December 8th (Monday). We will not do any renewals for books due December 8th. ILL will be closed for student requests from December 8th through January 4th. We will be open again for ILL requests Monday, January 5th. Have a safe and good Holiday season!! Steve Laughlin and the Library staff

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Podcast of Dr. Guy Hubbs' presentation: Four (of Many) Ways to Write a Book

The BSC Library is pleased to share this podcast of Guy Hubbs' Provost Forum of November 6, 2008. This is an experiment on our part which may serve as a prototype of future podcast of Common Hours and other events on Campus. Podcasting will allow us to share these rich events with potential students, alumni, and each other.
At this Link you will find a web page with the images from Dr. Hubbs' presentation and the talk broken into five sections to accompany the images. At the end of the web page is a link to the entire podcast and the question and answer session.
The Library is eager to hear your opinion of the presentation format, as well as your opinion of the quality of the recording, and any other comments you may have. We appreciate the support of the IT department, especially Jan Pontia, and our own Geri Worley. Enjoy!!
(By the way, no claim of accuracy is made for this alleged likeness that Professor Hubbs provided) Link to podcast Steve Laughlin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

International companies added to Mergent

The Library is happy to announce the addition of the International Companies component to our Mergent Online subscription. This is a significant addition to the tools available for research into public companies. We have added both the International Companies Data and the International Companies Archive. Additionally, we have added Industry Reports for Latin America, and Mergent's Factsheets Plus. Factsheets are the online version of the standard reference tool Mergent's Handbook of Common Stocks and Handbook of NASDAQ Stocks. These are available by selecting a company, then selecting "TearSheets" from the tabs across the top of the company entry. Here is an example of a company factsheet:
Please contact the Library with any questions.
Steve Laughlin