Before subscribing to the fabulous database, Statista, many of us were using the free version. Naturally, me included. Since paying for the subscription, however, the database has proved its worth countless time. Well, not quite – we can drill down the data – but you see my point. With over 170 industries and over 150 countries explored many students are making the most of this statistical resource. One thing that I have noticed is that students often make mistakes when referencing Statista. There is often an individual author rather than the Statista Research Department (view left – quite a big team!) or simply Statista for larger files. For instance, if you referencing Number of social media users worldwide from 2017 to 2027 by S. Dixon you will need to write the following:
Tag: Martin Osborne
Business Librarian drop-in resuming September
It’s a long break from doing our regular drop-ins in the DCB every Wednesday, but we are restarting them in September from 10-11.30 every Wednesday. If you’re interested in support with your research, referencing or would like to know how to start an assignment then please feel free to come along – no need to book! Martin and I will be seated near the Book and Latte on the ground floor to answer all your queries and lend some support for your studies. The photo below was taken just before the lockdown (we look exactly the same!).
Book a 2020 appointment with a LIBS librarian
Do you have 2020 vision? For the adventurous and no doubt supremely organised, why not book in advance? We have appointments available for the first three weeks of the year. More to follow!
We’re back in 2020. If, as a @UoLBusiness student, you want to plan ahead and book a 1-1 appointment with me https://t.co/8aM5J2NtzZ or Martin https://t.co/3k7y31fTzo to discuss research and referencing in then we as @GCWLibrarians are happy to see you @GCWLibrary pic.twitter.com/Qc20piQKKL
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) December 18, 2019
New Library books for LIBS
It’s raining outside. Take shelter in the Library and check out our new books. The new academic year is fully underway, and @GCWLibrarians are busy buying new titles, new editions, et al. (us included). Martin and I have compiled a fascinating new library book list which lets you know what has arrived in the Library over the past week…Here @ bit.ly/2IGtNLW.
The list includes Simon Lindgren’s (2017) splendid Digital media & society which covers new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, and central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field. Plus much more. Sounds interesting? It’s available now @ bit.ly/2oSgwbr
Taking over HRM
I am delighted to announce that Martin Osborne and I (Daren Mansfield) will be supporting Human Resource Management from September onwards. As a direct result, the libguide for this subject has been updated to include ourselves as the main contacts for research and referencing. Please contact us for 1-1 support, enquiries and anything else library related.
Library Dissertation Showcase User Evaluation Survey
We’re always looking at ways to innovate the Library at Lincoln. Our fantastic new project, The Library Dissertation Showcase, went live three weeks ago and has already attracted an amazing response from users. Our User Evaluation Survey aims to investigate how the site is performing and meeting your needs in reading some of the best dissertations in the Lincoln International Business School. It is a pilot so we would welcome your feedback at this stage (and in future, but it’s more than crucial right now!).
New library books (October release)
Autumn is fast catching up with us and teaching is well underway. New business books have recently been shelved for the first time in the library. These may be of some interest to you, covering a good range of subjects. October promises to be a busy month for new books arriving in the GCW, so watch this space! Or posts…
New books for @UoLBusiness from @GCWLibrary including James Gustave Speth’s The bridge at the edge of the world: capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainabilityhttps://t.co/A5woG8wBei pic.twitter.com/YJTZ1TmePd
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) October 8, 2018
Use Read & Write Gold for proofreading your assignment
Interested in someone proofreading your assignment or dissertation? Then grab your headphones.
Read & Write Gold (version 10) is under All Programs > Accessories > TextHelp Systems – Read & Write Gold.
You then launch the toolbar and scroll over the text before pressing the green play button. It’s as simple as that!
Meet your academic subject librarians
Feel free to contact Martin Osborne and Daren Mansfield the @GCWLibrary subject librarians for @UoLBusiness about research and referencing pic.twitter.com/JVCsJc0aQ2
— Daren (@LINCLibrarian) November 1, 2017
More Books update
Now that we are well into the new academic year it’s a good time to send out the first review of More Books for the period of August to October.
More Books for Undergraduates was re-opened on 28th September 2015 and has already experienced its most popular period so far. In the period September-October 2015, we have received 142 requests from 86 Undergraduates. Of these, we ordered 123 in print and 19 in eBook format. Already this academic year, we have spent in the region of £4,800. This is a huge increase on last year’s spend at this time for 65 requests from 40 individual Undergraduates of just under £2,000. There are a lot more requests from a wider range of students rather than more requests by the same few students is a positive indication that the Service is becoming more effectively far-reaching.
More Books for Research
More Books for Research has continued steadily throughout the summer and into the new academic year. Since August 2015, we have received 112 requests from 48 Researchers, both students and staff. 100 of these were ordered in print and 12 in ebook format. We have spent in the region of £4,600 on our Researchers’ requests so far. This is compared to just under £2,000 which we spent on 58 requests for 21 Researchers for the same time period last year. October 2015 has been our busiest month yet with a spend of just over £7,000. This illustrates a much higher response to the service than ever before, which is obvious in the charts below:
August – October 2014 August – October 2015
Statistics from last year showed that the most popular months were November and February so we look forward to seeing whether this trend repeats this year.
Meet the dean: Maury Peiperl, Cranfield School of Management
As part of a series about how Business schools operate in the modern economy, The Financial Times site (library.lincoln.ac.uk > resources > databases > FT) publishes many interesting interviews. In this video, Pro-Vice Chancellor Maury Peiperl from the Cranfield School of Management talks about the need to create entrepreneurial space, with business schools working with owners of small businesses, how work meshes with the curriculum. He discusses his experience of executives and their ongoing ‘need to learn’, how blended learning supports those in business still able to study. It’s also worth checking out the MBA blog too for further insight.
Improved access to Wiley Online Library
Business Librarian drop-in
Owing to student demand for a more flexible service, Martin and I are splitting the Wednesday morning drop-in service to one-hour slots from 10-11 every Wednesday and Thursday mornings (the original drop-in session was 9.30-11.30 on Wednesdays). They will still take place on the ground floor of the Business & Law building near the Book & Latte cafe, but with me leading the Wednesday session, and Martin the Thursday session.
Business School drop-ins 2B twice a week
Owing to student demand for greater flexibility around our drop-in sessions taking place at the Business School building, Martin and I will be delivering separate 1 hr sessions on the ground floor, opposite Starbucks (the Book & Latte) from 10-11am on Wednesday (Daren) and 10-11am on Thursday (Martin). Although we support different subjects we are keen to meet any student in the Business School with a library-related query such as researching the library databases, Harvard referencing and essay writing (such as essay planning, how considerate research relates to structuring and assignment, etc).
Library induction news
- New entry gates which will make access a lot easier;
- New improved thin client PCs with updated software and much better processing power so they can handle video at full screen;
- Twelve replacement Macs;
- Increased budget – additional £30k for Reading List books;
- More 24/7 opening – starting 5th October;
- A better organised and more up-to-date stock (thanks to extensive weeding and stock moves);
- Permanent display case on the Ground Floor – coming soon ‘Steampunks’;
- 2nd edition of the Harvard Referencing Handbook released;
- Online 3D Maps – currently under development;
- Better water fountain on the Ground Floor (+ possibility of water on upper floors too);
- Office 2016 (the mac version of 365) has already been rolled out to the Macs on the 1st floor;
- More ‘user friendly’ Eating and Drinking policy.