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    Trial database of leadership videos

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    UBC Library is providing trial access to Books 24×7 Leadership Development Channel (LDC) until September 17, 2010.    This collection of live and on-demand video features bestselling business authors, experts, and CEOs and includes:

    1. Leadership QuickTalks: three- to five-minute videos
    2. CEO QuickTalks: short videos of innovative business leaders
    3. Video On-Demand: courses covering key leadership competencies
    4. Live Leadership Series Events: live webcast and satellite-delivered events, offered on a range of leadership topics featuring widely respected thought leaders such as Marcus Buckingham, Stephen Covey, and Ken Blanchard.

     You can download complete videos, short snippets, and any accompanying materials.  These items can be embedded in PowerPoint presentations or course materials. 

    When you explore this database, please provide feedback via the form on the resource page or to the trial coordinator Christina Sylka.

    Bloomberg terminal now available in HA 119

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    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

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    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

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    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.


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    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

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    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.

    April – New Database – IBISWorld Industry Reports

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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