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Archive for March, 2007

Baruch’s Digital Media Library

Posted by lrath on March 27, 2007

The Digital Media Library (DML) serves as a central repository for digital media produced by and for Baruch College. The purpose of the project is to provide a fully searchable, single point of online access to the digital multimedia resources Baruch College produces, such as recorded lectures, events, conferences, orientations, and tutorials.


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Trial Databases – “Test drive” a database

Posted by lrath on March 20, 2007

No, trial databases do not cover court proceedings or contain transcripts from Judge Judy episodes. Libraries often set up temporary accounts with publishers of databases so users and librarians can evaluate a product. This means library users have access to trial databases (many covering interesting topics or having unique information) for a short period of time. Based on user feedback, pricing, content, and how well the information in a database supports the curriculum, a library will decide whether or not to purchase it or subscribe to it.

Where are the trial databases? In the same place as the regular databases (the library’s Databases page). How do you access them? ….

You may notice that some of our databases will have the word “TRIAL” after a title when looking in the alphabetical listing of databases.
Or, when searching for databases by subject, you can change the selection to “Trial”.

Make sure you take advantage of these trial databases and provide feedback to the library. Let us know your thoughts about: the database’s usefulness, the ease of use, the quality of the content, depth/breadth of content, usefulness of search engine, output options, and the interface. You can send your feedback via the library’s comments page.

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Library Hours during Spring 2007 Midterms

Posted by lrath on March 12, 2007

The Newman Library will be open continuously from 7:00 am on March 19th through 11:59 pm on March 25th.

Library hours from March 19-May 25, 2007
March 19: 7am-Midnight*
March 20-25: 24 hours for Baruch students (all others must leave at midnight)*
March 26-May 25: 7am-Midnight*

* Please note that the library’s service desks (such as Circulation, Periodicals, Reserve, 3rd Floor Service Desk, and the Reference Desk) have different hours as posted online.

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“Guide to Financial Statements” Tutorial Receives Award

Posted by lrath on March 12, 2007

Guide to Financial Statements, a web tutorial developed at Baruch, was selected to receive the 2007 Classic Award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).

The tutorial was a collaborative project between the Newman Library, the Baruch Computing and Technology Center, and the Zicklin School of Business’ Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, with technical assistance from Kognito Solutions LLC.

Louise Klusek, Newman Library’s Head of Reference, was a key member of the development team. The tutorial is part of the college’s effort to provide students with discipline-specific information literacy skills.

The award will be presented at MERLOT’s international conference in August. MERLOT is a cooperative of higher education institutions and it maintains an open repository of online learning resources hosted by the California State University System.

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