We’ve recently purchased online access to 7 new industry almanacs by Plunkett Research, with more titles expected in the new few months. Each Plunkett ebook covers recent trends and statistics and provides descriptions of key companies in the industry. Geographic coverage of each title is global, but with a very strong US emphasis.
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Some good news for a rainy, grey day:
You can now sit at home in your PJs (or in your office, I suppose, although the PJs may not be a good idea then) and arrange for books in our branches to be retrieved and put on hold for you. Then wait for a pause in the deluge a day or two later and zip up to grab your books. (We'll hold the book for up to 7 days.) Yes, we love you *that* much!
Same-Branch Requesting Now at SFU Library
With both the Olympics and our newest database (Factiva) on my mind, it seemed a natural next step to check out what Factiva might have to offer if I was researching the Olympics...
a. Russian News
Wouldn't it be interesting to see how the Olympics is discussed within their host country? Are there complaints about costs? Does nationalism override objectivity? Do issues that are reported outside of the country get coverage internally?
OK, I couldn't resist. With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, how could I not talk about research done on Office Romances? My interest was piqued by an alert I received about Vault's 2014 Office Romance Survey: Love Is In The Air. But, being a librarian, I couldn't resist digging a bit deeper into the topic. If you're interested in researching this hot topic, start by searching for... 1.
Did you know that in 2012, "full-time employees in the public sector took 12.4 days off for sickness and personal or family responsibilities, compared with 8.3 days in the private sector—a difference of 4.1 days"?*
This message is a reminder of copyright workshops for faculty that are being offered at all SFU campuses in the next few weeks.
We posted just a couple days ago about our new module in Passport GMID -- Passport Industrial - Canada -- and have been discussing it with many of our researchers ever since.
Some of the questions so far...
How is this module different from the other content in Passport GMID?
Three cool seminars coming up via CPROST... (sustainable business, video game workers & resistance to new tech...)
I see that SFU's Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) has a few seminars planned for the fall that touch on interdisciplinary studies in communication and management. Thought I'd list them here for our Business/Economics readers. Check out CPROST's Upcoming Events page for additional details.