Newman Library, Graduate Services

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Archive for May, 2008

Intersession and Summer 2008 Library Hours

Posted by lrath on May 20, 2008

The hours for Newman Library and the service desks (Reference, Circulation/Reserve/Periodicals, and Laptop Loan Desk) change depending on whether it is during an intersession or a summer session. Please read the dates and hours carefully. During the Intersession and Summer schedules, please remember that:

  • There will be a book drop box located on the 1st floor of the 25th Street building (Library building), beyond the turnstiles.
  • Chat and Email Reference services are available through the Ask a Librarian page.

May 24-June 1, 2008: Intersession 2008 Schedule
Newman Libraray is CLOSED to the public EXCEPT for:

  • Baruch Faculty
  • Patrons who need to clear their library accounts or return equipment
  • Graduating students and their families are welcome to visit the library and take pictures

For those that meet these exceptions, the library will be open May 27-May 30, 2008 (Tuesday – Friday) from 9am to 4:50pm.

June 2-June 22, 2008: Summer 2008 Schedule

  • The Library is open Monday-Saturday, 7am-Midnight. (Closed on Sunday)
  • Circulation, Periodicals, Reference & Reserve Desks are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-8:50pm; Friday, 9am-4:50pm, and Saturday, 10am-4:50pm
  • Laptop loan desk is open Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8:30pm; Friday, 9am-4:50pm, and Saturday, 10am-4:30pm

June 23-August 14, 2008: Summer 2008 Schedule

  • The Library is open Monday-Thursday, 7am-Midnight. (Closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Circulation, Periodicals, Reference & Reserve Desks are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-8:50pm (Closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Laptop loan desk is open Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-8:30pm; (Closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

August 15-August 26, 2008: Intersession 2008 Schedule
From August 17-August 24, Newman Libraray is CLOSED to the public EXCEPT for:

  • Baruch Faculty
  • Patrons who need to clear their library accounts or return equipment

For those that meet these exceptions, the library will be open August 17-August 24 from 9am to 4:50pm.

***August 25 and 26, the library is open to all, 9am to 4:50pm.***

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US Census Data – Quick Overview

Posted by lrath on May 15, 2008

“The Census” isn’t one, monolithic chunk of data. Rather, it is a collection of different data sets collected or created for different purposes.
Here is a handout (PDF) discussing three of the main sources for population and housing data:

  • The Decennial Census
  • The American Community Survey
  • and the Population Estimates Program

The handout further explains how to obtain the data and how to decide which datasets to use.

This handout was created by Frank Donnelly, the Geospatial Librarian at Baruch College CUNY.

You may also be interested in an earlier posting about US Census website highlights

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Library Hours During Finals – 24 Hour Access

Posted by lrath on May 9, 2008

The Newman Library will be open continuously from 7:00 am on May 15th (Thursday) through
11:59 pm on May 23rd (Friday).

Please note ….

  • Only Baruch students have access after midnight
  • Service desks (Reference, Circulation, Laptop desk) are not open 24 hours during this time. Please view the library’s hours page for service desk hours.

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Gartner database

Posted by lrath on May 7, 2008

Gartner, a market research and advisory firm, is a leading provider of research in IT markets. If you are doing research about new technology issues, tech companies or tech markets, Gartner’s reports, briefings, news analysis and online Webcasts will be valuable. Gartner reports are unique in that they tie together issues and industry applications. They do this by linking IT topics (in 27 Focus Areas) like CRM, enterprise management and communications services with the industries where they are applied including education, banking, retail, healthcare and manufacturing. 

To access Gartner: You must use the CUNY Portal. Sign in to your portal account and you will see “Gartner” in the SSO applications box (scroll down in the page). Click on this link and you will be in the Gartner site.

Gartner Handout: Click on the handout above to learn about the reports found in Gartner and how to search the database.

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GIS blog

Posted by lrath on May 2, 2008

Gothos is a geography librarian’s blog that will cover topics like: geographic information systems (GIS), maps, cartography, geographic information literacy, demographic data, data sources, data processing, librarianship, urban affairs, and some other things thrown in at random. It also includes links to data and resources and will eventually include it’s own locally hosted data and resources.

This blog is maintained by Frank Donnelly, the Geospatial Librarian at Baruch College, CUNY.

You may also be interested in the blog post about ArcGIS (GIS software).

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