Don’t forget about my 10-11 drop-in session today in the David Chiddick building and ask about research, referencing and academic writing.
Published by Daren Mansfield on May 3, 2017 at 8:57 am
Published by Daren Mansfield on April 26, 2017 at 8:10 am
Although it is officially Spring, I’ve chosen a couple of books about decay for books of the month – I particularly love the cover featured below. Our new Library books this month for the Lincoln International Business School includes the beautifully titled ‘Curated decay: heritage beyond saving‘ by DeSilvey (2017) and ‘Dirty Secrets: How tax havens destroy the economy‘ by Murphy (2017). Please find the time to read these books before the end of April (we’re still 24/7), because we’ve got loads more interesting books on order that we should all investigate in May.
Published by Daren Mansfield on April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am
Published by Daren Mansfield on April 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm
Need an advertising case study? Warc.com (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Databases > W >) could be just what you’re looking for. Say if you need to investigate the eco, hybrid, electric cars market, as an example.
Published by Daren Mansfield on March 29, 2017 at 9:14 am
Please excuse the somewhat stern-looking face on the poster, but don’t miss my drop-in today. I’m a friendly person and moreover interested in how I can help with your research. It’s raining outside (where else would it be?) and it’s taking place opposite the Book & Latte, so why not grab a coffee and chat about your latest assignment?
Published by Daren Mansfield on March 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Missed the guest lecture by Jürgen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens UK? Well, fortunately it’s embedded here, courtesy of YouTube.
Published by Daren Mansfield on at 9:34 am
Spring finally is here! To celebrate this momentous occasion we have some new library books that have arrived this month to support the Lincoln International Business School.
Published by Daren Mansfield on March 16, 2017 at 8:30 am
Yesterday, I submitted a ‘letter to myself’ to my past self as part of an upcoming event at Lincoln’s Drill Hall. Reflection ought to be embedded into our personal and work lives so that it becomes part of our daily routine. If not, why not? I find that reflective practice helps me change, if not always for the better, I always believe that I’m going forward. Life is about learning afterall. Some criticise that reflection is too backward-looking, turning over historical events in an already over-ploughed field; or simply navel-gazing (at worst). I disagree, but then I would. As Socrates (allegedly) said at his (less than unfortunate) trial: “An un-examined life is not worth living”.
N. B. I’ve embedded these slides from a code I retrieved from my account on Scribd, the document sharing platform. PS. It’s the free version!
Published by Daren Mansfield on March 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Following on from Charlotte Hogg’s triumphant lecture last week, the University has managed another coup. This time, Juergen Maier, the Chief Executive of Siemens in the UK, is to speak at the Lincoln International Business School on the topic of Industrial Digitalisation – a major opportunity for the UK economy. This takes place on Monday 20th March, from 3PM in DCB 1101 – Main Lecture Theatre . Siemens, of course, is undeniably the industrial powerhouse of Lincoln and offers potential life-changing student placements. To book your place on this unmissable event go to:
Published by Daren Mansfield on March 6, 2017 at 10:42 am
Please be advised we now have access to Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global , an addition that replaces the previous much smaller collection of Proquest Dissertations & Theses (UK & Ireland). This resource has been added to our Electronic Journals A-to-Z and Database list. The database also includes a banner of what looks like the swankiest restaurant in the world, no doubt situated in Milan or somewhere similar, and designed to attract the most discerning researcher.
You need to select the “Full Text” option in order to search for entire theses. It’s an astonishing collection: for a full text search on ‘entrepreneurship characteristics’, 43,198 results were recorded; some of which included Mercidee Curry’s Students’ perceptions of entrepreneurship at a historically black university in central Mississippi (Mississippi State University, 2012) and Susan J. Stevenson’s Entrepreneurial characteristics: The phenomenological study of the perceived characteristics that influence women to pursue entrepreneurship (Capella University, 2010). What will you find?
Proquest Dissertations & Theses (UK & Ireland) is a wonderful complement to ETHOS, which is the British Library’s collection of PhD Theses.
Published by Daren Mansfield on November 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm
Published by Daren Mansfield on September 14, 2016 at 9:27 am
This is a presentation which I’ll use during Welcome Week when I meet the new students enrolled for the 2016/17 academic year:
Published by Daren Mansfield on July 27, 2016 at 9:04 am
Published by Daren Mansfield on June 21, 2016 at 11:23 am
Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s post about following the University of Lincoln’s Repository (@eprintslincoln) it may be worth checking out what’s included in the archive. I found that it was easier to find items by searching University Structure and then scrolling down to find that the Lincoln Business School (1151) has the most uploads on the system, with the University of Lincoln amassing 13355 records in all, and an incredible 502 for this year so far (1112 for 2015). See below for a screenshot of how the Repository structure looks. Alternatively, there is a detailed advanced search facility on the home page and a useful Latest Additions to the Lincoln Repository option there too. For instance, Matthew Cragoe’s (2016) The Church of England and the enclosure of England’s Open Fields: a Northamptonshire case study. International Journal of Regional and Local History, 11 (1). pp. 17-30 was uploaded only yesterday.
Published by Daren Mansfield on June 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm
Now the summer has arrived (or almost) it’s time for a refresh of the Business & Law Librarian blog. I hope you like it. I’ve gone with the blend of a metropolitan skyline at night (Brisbane, if you’re wondering) and of course, a library-themed background. Studying for the future leitmotif. I like it as it looks fresh and colourful (well, I would say that as I designed it!)