Bloomberg terminal now available in HA 119

Posted by: | July 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Bloomberg terminal now available in HA 119

Thanks to the hard work of the Sauder School’s Learning and Technology Services Technician, Anthony Yam, the Bloomberg terminal has been moved to the new Sauder computer lab in Henry Angus 119. Bloomberg, which is only available for use by current UBC students, faculty and staff, has a specialized terminal and cannot be accessed remotely.

If you are a Sauder student, you can sign onto the machine in the Sauder lab with your Sauder ID and Password. If you are a UBC student from another faculty, please contact the David Lam Library to get a guest login. If you are new to Bloomberg, you can retrieve the current Bloomberg ID and password from the Library’s Information Page. You can also orient yourself to Bloomberg by using the Library’s short handout on the basics of navigating Bloomberg. Copies are available near the terminal in HA 119.

Datastream is now available in the Sauder School PhD lab

Posted by: | June 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Datastream is now available in the Sauder School PhD lab

Datastream is a valuable research tool, providing access to international financial and economic time series data.  When the David Lam Library closed its facilities at the end of May, 2010,  access to Datastream was made available in Koerner Library, Level 2. 

Now, Datastream has also been downloaded to all 12 computers in the PhD lab (Rix 202).  Thank you to Peter Watt, IT Technician of Sauder School’s Learning and Technology Services, for downloading Datastream to these computers and making this terrific resource available Sauder’s PhD students.  For a refresher on using Datastream, you can view these tutorials from the Jackson Library.

Access to Datastream Now Available

Posted by: | May 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Access to Datastream Now Available

Datastream, a database of international economic, financial and stock price data, formerly housed in the David Lam Library, is now available in Koerner Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Division (Level 2) on a standalone workstation.  This computer (Humanities 87) is located near the Reference Desk and the Current Journals.


Posted by: | May 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Bloomberg

The Bloomberg terminal is now located in HA 191C, a bookable room in the Bruce R. Birmingham Centre for Undergraduate Education. The terminal will be housed in the room until mid-June, when it will be moved into the new computer lab being developed in Henry Angus 119.

Bloomberg is a financial and investment analysis resource which is licensed for access by current UBC students, faculty, and staff only. You can book the room, retrieve the key, and get the current password from the Sauder Help Desk in Henry Angus 391. If you need an orientation on using Bloomberg, please contact a David Lam Librarian.

Research Help from the Lam Librarians

Posted by: | May 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Research Help from the Lam Librarians

Need help with business research during the Lam Library closure? Consult with a Lam Librarian in person between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Koerner Library’s reference desk. We are also available by phone or email. Check out our Contact Us page for the most up-to-date information on how to reach us.

David Lam Library closes for renovations

Posted by: | April 30, 2010 | Comments Off on David Lam Library closes for renovations

The David Lam Library closes at 7:00 pm today for eight months of renovations. In January 2011, the library will re-open as part of the new Canaccord Learning Commons, made possible by a gift from Canaccord Financial Inc. The gift honours Canaccord chairman and founder Peter Brown, a Vancouver business leader and former chair of the UBC Board of Governors.

We are committed to maintaining high service standards for our students and faculty and welcome any feedback during our closure. Here are answers to some questions we’ve been asked:

What is happening to the physical space?
The gift from Canaccord Financial is making it possible to renew the library space and add new space that serves our students better. The renovations include more and better group study space, quieter individual study space, better facilities for receiving coaching and tutoring, improved collaborative workstations, a new digital media studio, better displays for materials, and more space to offer workshops, presentations and other services being planned for the Canaccord Learning Commons.

What will happen to the library’s collections?
Some of our older print materials have been sent to the Automated Storage Retrieval Unit in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre over the past several years.
All remaining books, journals, course reserves and A/V material will be temporarily moved to Koerner Library, beginning May 3.
Lam’s books and journals will be housed in a separate area in Koerner Level 6. Course reserve and A/V materials will be with Koerner reserves on Level 3. The collection will return to Lam Library in January 2011.
The Lam Library has been purchasing e-books and other e-resources for some time; most of our resources are now electronically available.

Where should I pick up and return my books?
At any branch of the UBC Library, other than David Lam.

How will library services be delivered?
Circulation, reserves, and A/V booking will be handled at Koerner Library.
Research and reference consultations will be provided by the Lam librarians by phone, e-mail, Live Messenger, and roving reference. Lam librarians will also provide reference help at the Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Desk on Level 3 of Koerner Library.
Lam librarians will continue to teach the many in-class instructional sessions that we have always provided for our students and instructors.

How can I get help from the business librarians?
Contact us through our website at Our contact information is on the ‘Contact Us’ page. On that page there is also a form for submitting a question.
Groups of students can set up group coaching sessions; locations for these are being determined.
Lam librarians will provide research assistance at the Koerner reference desk; these hours will be publicized via our website, blog and Facebook page. Humanities & Social Sciences librarians at Koerner will provide research assistance, and will refer specialized questions to the business librarians.

If I can’t reach a librarian, can I still get help?
For an overview of our resources, view the David Lam Library Introduction.
Find a Course Guide for your course or assignment.
Find a Research Guide on your topic.
Find a research guide on a specific industry.
Find a business database in your subject area.
Find a specific database in Databases A-Z.

How can I keep in touch with future library developments?
Check our website regularly:
Check or create RSS feeds to our blog:
Join our Facebook page:!/pages/Vancouver-BC/University-of-British-Columbia-UBC-David-Lam-Management-Research-Library/10434725898?ref=ts .

Although this will be a challenging time, it will be worthwhile. The benefits which future Sauder students and instructors will derive from the newly refurbished and redesigned space will be significant.

April – New Database – IBISWorld Industry Reports

Posted by: | April 27, 2010 | Comments Off on April – New Database – IBISWorld Industry Reports

UBC Library users now have access to over 700 full text U.S. industry level market research reports through the Library’s newest database, IBISWorld Industry Reports. IBISWorld research is recognized as being unbiased, independent professional research. Its specialty is in-depth analysis of the underlying structure and the external forces that drive an industry and the interrelationships between industries. Each report averages 25-30 pages in length and presents statistics, market analysis, size and outlook. Other details covered include barriers to entry, operating costs, domestic and international markets, business environment, supply chain and key competitors. Similairly detailed and structured reports are available for China and global industries and are steadily growing in number.

April – Trial Access to Sage Reference Online

Posted by: | April 21, 2010 | Comments Off on April – Trial Access to Sage Reference Online

UBC Library users have trial access to Sage Reference Online, a resource featuring the electronic versions of two hundred encyclopedias and handbooks in the social sciences. Material in the business and management collection includes coverage in the areas of advertising, marketing, business ethics, career development, global supply chain management, human resource management, leadership, leadership, organization studies, organization discourse, and workplace diversity.

Access is  available until May 15th, 2010.  Please share your feedback about Sage Reference Online through this form.

April: Silence of the Lam

Posted by: | April 14, 2010 | Comments Off on April: Silence of the Lam

Students who use the David Lam Library use the facilities for a variety of reasons. There are groups who need to discuss and work on their assignments collaboratively, and there are individuals who need a quiet space to read, write or study. Because the library has a lot of shared, open space, the noise from group areas easily drifts into silent study areas. People entering or leaving the library often forget that they are moving in a space where others are working. People answering their cell phones often talk much louder than they realize. A friend walks by and starts talking to another friend in the silent study just for a minute but it still disturbs the concentration of their peers. We who work at the David Lam Library want the library to be a welcoming space, accommodating the needs of many different users, but we receive many complaints about noise. Staff respond to these complaints, but it is a constant challenge to balance the conflicting needs of our users.

Of course, we are not the only library that struggles with this issue. Emily Rueb, of the New York Times recently posted Some, but Not All, Savor Silence in the Stacks. The Bronfman Business Library, at York University, made an eloquent plea for the Sound of Silence.

At Lam, we’re known as a customer-focused library. With our Canaccord Learning Commons, we’re redesigning our space, and are confident that the new space will elegantly accommodate both the exuberance and the studiousness that characterize students at Sauder.

April: Newest marketing books in the David Lam Library

Posted by: | April 9, 2010 | Comments Off on April: Newest marketing books in the David Lam Library

Advertising and Chinese society : impacts and issues includes papers on “rising consumerism, consumers’ attitudes towards advertising and reactions to advertising appeals, cultural messages conveyed in advertisements, gender representations, sex appeal, offensive advertising, advertising law and regulation, advertising to children and adolescents, symbolic meanings of advertisements, public service advertising, and new media advertising and its social impact.” (from Copenhagen Business School Press)

Edited by Tony Kent and Reva Brown, Flagship marketing: concepts and places “marks the first comprehensive study of the concept of the flagship, bringing together a range of scholarly insights from the field, covering issues such as consumerism, areas of consumption and experimental marketing theory and practice” ( from Routledge)

Testimonial advertising in the American market place is a collection of essays which “contribute to new scholarship at the intersection of cultural and business history by examining how testimonials mediate negotiations between producers and consumers and shape modern cultural attitudes about social identity, advice, community, celebrity, and the consumption of brand-name goods and services.” ( from Palgrave MacMillan)

Memorable customer experiences : a research anthology investigates several different areas of experiential marketing, including the practices that can turn companies into experience providers, as well as the subsequent management and evaluation of the success of these strategies.

Greg Jarboe’s YouTube and video marketing : an hour a day provides guidelines to create, implement and measure video marketing strategies. It includes tips for choosing keywords and optimizing your video for search.

Twitter marketing for dummies is another installment in the popular for dummies series. This book explains how to implement a twitter strategy which enables customers to participate in and share the message of a company.

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