Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Library Map

We now have an interactive map of the library, which has both room numbers and names!

There is also a new links section on this blog page.

Monday, October 22, 2007

What PC Hardware and Software are installed in the Library Open PC Lab, 3rd Floor?

The staff of the ULM Library gets this question asked from time to time.

Welcome to the ULM Library. Students with a current Student ID have access to the Open Computer Lab, located 3rd floor, Room 302. The lab operates 60 Dell Dimension 2400 PC's connected with high speed internet access. The lab also operates 2 Dell 5100 black and white Laser Printers. The GoPrint application is used to manage your printing. You printing limit in the open PC lab is 150 sheets per week. Please note: Delta students do not have access to the printers in the open lab.

We strongly suggest that all students bring a USB memory stick with them to the lab and save your work to it.

Software installed for your use includes: Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 2 Microsoft Word 2003 Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Microsoft Access 2003 Microsoft Publisher 2003 Microsoft Info Path 2003 SciFinder Scholar 2007 End Note X.0.2 Lock Down Browser Adobe Reader Mozilla Firefox.

Friday, October 19, 2007

School of Business: Response

Much thanks to all who read/responded. I hope these answers are adequate.

I would like to have future library references include industry ratios such as the Robert Morris Associates Industrial Ratios. Even microfiche would be useful.

Mergent Online can produce reports and compare industries (under "create reports" after you've searched for a company):

LexisNexis does some similar things too. The U.S. Census has Industry Ratios also: http://www.census.gov/econ/census07/ratios.htm . If all this isn't what you're talking about, please let me know.

It would be helpful to have a research librarian on duty on weekends since many students do research during this time.

The library is closed on Sat., as is the rest of the University. We do have a librarian here on Sunday, though. All of this is meant to save money and energy. You can read more about it here.

I find it disconcerting for students to have limited or no access to the Wall Street Journal

We have that, actually. However, I can understand how you missed it, as the title is a bit misleading. In EBSCO it's called "Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition." This gives the impression that it is about Asian markets, but it's not. It's the regular WSJ.

...and other business journals that are read by the majority of business professionals.

We have webfeat and jstor, but a substantial number of the Journals in business are still not available in electronic format. What is the policy for funding expanded access?

The School of Business has thus far been happy with the literarture in Business Source Complete and other databases. Which subject to you work in? Some of them do not rely on periodicals as much as others. What publications would you wish to have that we do not?

Printing, Open PC Lab Library

The lab PC's are available for both ULM and Delta students who are currently attending the Fall 2007 semester but, only ULM Students will have the ability to print in the Lab.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

School of Business: What do you think?

With homecoming and other events in the way, it seems that only one person could make it to the focus group meeting. If you have any comments, please comment to this post. (You don't even have to tell us who you are if you don't want to)

Friday, October 12, 2007

First post

This is the very first post.