Order your short loan books for Semester 1

Posted 16 August 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Book ordering, Core texts, Short loan

If you want to get books for the short loan collection in time for the new semester, can you order them as  soon as possible using our online order form for the Business School?


Policy and Practice in Health and Safety online

Posted 30 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: E-journals, Health & safety resources

The IOSH’s ‘Policy and Practice in Health and Safety’ is now available online through Ingenta. You can access it through the Library’s Journals A-Z or through http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iosh/pphs.

2 years on – Business Blog questionnaire!

Posted 30 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Blogs, DCUBS

It’s almost two years since The Business Blog was set up. And it’s time  for a review! I want to get a sense of what you think of the blog, so I’d really appreciate it if you could fill in a short questionnaire on it. It’s in the Surveymonkey link I’ve circulated in an email to all DCUBS staff through the Business School mailing list. Just click on  the link and it’ll open up. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete.

I’ll report back on the findings!

New e-book: Boddy on Management

Posted 29 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Books, Core texts, E-books, Management resources

David Boddy’s Management: An introduction is the latest addition to our e-book collection. It’s the 4th edition from 2007. You can access it in our catalogue. The print version is also available, and you’ll find details in the catalogue as well.

Have e-books reached a critical mass?

Posted 29 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Academics & researchers, E-books

There’s an interesting article in today’s Financial Times (29 July) about Amazon’s new Kindle (‘Amazon rolls out new version of e-reader‘ by David Gelles and Kenneth Li – NB: restrictions on access to FT.com – available on Nexis from 30 July at latest).

While not directly addressing academic publishing, I think there are two important points in the article which are of interest to us:

  • E-reader devices are becoming cheaper all the time ($139 for a wi-fi version of Kindle according to the FT article). This should ultimately make it easier for e-books to catch on in the student population;
  • There is still resistance at publisher level and fears that e-books “will eat into their margins” (FT article). This resistance also exists at academic publishing level where there can still be a considerable delay between the print publication of a new edition of a student text book, and it’s availability online.

What can we do for you?

Notwithstanding publisher concerns, the market for student e-books and online research monographs is still expanding. Whenever you put in an order for multiple copies of student texts, we automatically investigate e-book options. However, if you are interested in any particular titles that you want as an e-book (or indeed collections of research monographs in databases!), please tell us. We can order individual e-books without any problem. Of course online packages cost more, but we can still look into them.

Some useful Library business blogs!

Posted 29 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Blogs, Business news, Business resources, Online resources

I’ve been doing a bit of research into business-related blogs in other Irish libraries, and I’ve discovered two that  may be useful for you:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology Library’s AIT Business Blog is an excellent source of current awareness on business-related news, reports and surveys.
  • The DIT Aungier Street Library blog covers business, law and media and is strong on reporting on business content.

Both blogs have RSS feeds if you want to have posts mailed stright to your accounts. The blogs have also been added to The Business Blog’s own ‘Related links’ list.

Order books for your research or for your students

Posted 29 July 2010 by davidmeehan
Categories: Academics & researchers, Book ordering, Core texts, E-books, Main lending, Research collections, Short loan

Now would be a good time to get some book orders in!

  • If you want to get research titles in your own areas of interest, order a Main Lending copy;
  • If you want multiple copies of new editions for your modules in the new semester, order some short loan copies.

If you want us to get e-books, we can get them for you too!

All you have to do is enter the essential details in our online order form (see the ‘Business School’ link on our Information for Staff page) and submit it to the Business Librarian. We would hope to have the books on the shelf ready for borrowing around 6 to 8 weeks from the time of the order.