Streaming videos: Kanopy

Have you tried streaming videos from the library?

I have. Let me share my experience using the library’s Kanopy Streaming video database and why it works for me.

Eye strain is a daily challenge for me, working online and then using ebooks or articles as well. The opportunity to sit a little further from the screen, or more importantly, give my carpal tunnels a break from mousing and scrolling, improves my retention on new information.

I also advocate for switching media to support students with dyslexia or students who are auditory learners.  I will introduce other video services with discipline specific, in-depth video offerings later this year.

I hope you are already using video segments in your syllabi.  If you are open to adding some, please ask your librarian; we’re happy to find the topical video sections you are looking for. –– Jennifer, Reference and Research Services Librarian for Economics & Social Sciences

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Library Staff Picks

Our Library has just created a new “Staff Picks” section, where our staff’s favorite books are wrapped in yellow covers each with their recommendation reasons. Come check out these books and you might find a kindred spirit!

Our librarian Jennifer Anne Wood Stubbs talks about coming up with book recommendations in this short interview.

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Continuing the Conversation: Farewell my Concubine

If this film inspires you, follow up with a video of the musical score, a video on Kent Nagano, or some books.

Unable to attend the film? You don’t have to miss out on the discussion. The film is based on a book, which is available in print and electronically at the library.

These additional books below cover Chinese Opera, gender and orientation, and queer theory. This movie spans 5 decades of cultural evolution in China. Perhaps your next term paper can build on something that started in this auditorium.

Tell us what you thought of the film in a comment. Let’s start a conversation!

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Library Workshops for Spring 2018

Beginner researcher? Advanced scholar? Expert instructor? At the Library, we have something for everyone:

  • Research Fundamentals
  • Stata, R, & Visualization
  • Qualtrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Citation Tools and Skills

Register for any of the workshops by clicking on the links below. More information about each each is available on the OrgSync registration page.

We look forward to meeting you at one or more of these workshops!

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Noteworthy Business Titles

  1. Grit : the power of passion and perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  2. The four : the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
  3. The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world by Brad Stone
  4. The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa by Irene Yuan Sun
  5. The startup way : how modern companies use entrepreneurial management to transform culture and drive long-term growth by Eric Ries

These titles were published in the second half of 2017, and are highly recommended if the topics are of interest to you. Scott Galloway is part of our NYU family – he’s a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business. Eric Ries’s earlier book has been recommended by many entrepreneurs (who read), so his latest book was hotly anticipated.

I will be keeping a lookout on future books covering the three leading Chinese online companies – Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. –– Edward Lim, Reference & Research Services Librarian for Business

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[B] magazine: what are your favorite brands?

Think of B as a print documentary about a particular brand.

B is a monthly magazine that introduces one brand in each issue. The focus is on the stories behind the brand, as well as the culture of the brand. This differentiates itself from your usual marketing and branding textbooks!

Our Library has recently purchased 15 issues that cover a diverse variety of brands.

It will appeal to any reader interested in a particular brand, or anyone interested in brand marketing and management. B claims that people who are read their publication are brand managers, people who want to learn about brand marketing and management, as well as people who plans to start a business, or has interest in brands.

B stands for brand, balance, and perspective. There are no paid advertisements in each issue. B is published in English (and Korean) by JOH & COMPANY, led by Suyong Joh, is a group of creative talents from different backgrounds and establishes brands based on its own ideas about ‘food’, ‘clothing’, ‘shelter’ and ‘information’. Besides publishing B magazine, it has a lifestyle brand, and a restaurant offering healthy homemade dishes.

You can view a full list of B magazine’s issues (and brands) at their website. Feel free to recommend if you’d like to read a particular issue we do not have!

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