Kresge Library News: March 2009 Archives

March 27, 2009

New eMarketer Report - Consumer Magazines: Rethinking Paper and Pixels

eMarketer has published a new report on the downward trend of print advertisement spending in consumer magazines. As hundreds of consumer magazines closed in 2008 and the beginning of 2009, print ad spending is dropping fast, and advertisers are looking more and more to Internet advertising.

Learn more about what the advertising industry is doing to stay afloat by downloading the full report, "Consumer Magazines: Rethinking Paper and Pixels."

eMarketer is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 26, 2009 indexes federal regulations and agency documents is a one-stop resource for U.S. federal regulation information for a wide variety of government agencies, such as the EPA, DOT, NHTSA, and FDA. Users can narrow searches by government agency, document or docket type, comment period, and other criteria. RSS and email updates are also available. This is a great resource for research on emerging legal and regulatory topics like hybrid technologies, environmental issues, and biotech development.


March 24, 2009

UK Carbon Trust provides free tools and reports on carbon footprint issues

Carbon Trust is a UK-based organization seeking to help businesses move to a low-carbon economy. In addition to general information about global warming, low-carbon technology, and related topics, users can register to download free case studies and reports.

Visit Carbon Trust, or register for a free account

March 23, 2009

10-K Wizard relaunches Knowledge Base

10-K Wizard has relaunched Knowledge Base, their compilation of popular search queries and hot topics searches. Searches are cross-referenced by topic, and cloud tagging allows users to get a brief overview of topics' popularity. Specific criteria and strategies for each search are included.

Users can access Knowledge Base through the 10-K Wizard navigation bar.

10-K Wizard is accessible to Ross users only.

March 20, 2009

New eMarketer Report - Social Networking Worldwide: Ad Spending and Usage

eMarketer reports an expected increase of $2.4 billion in advertising spent on worldwide social networks through 2009. This would be a 17% increase over spending in 2008—half of what was projected before the recession.

Learn more by downloading "Social Networking Worldwide: Ad Spending and Usage."

eMarketer is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 19, 2009

JSTOR adds new journals

JSTOR has added new multidisciplinary and discipline-specific journals to their full-text digital collections.

New business-related journals include:
Economía (ISSN: 1529-7470)

Economic Theory (ISSN: 0938-2259)

Innovation Policy and the Economy (ISSN: 1531-3468)

Journal of International Marketing (ISSN: 1069-031X)

Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (ISSN: 0022-5258)

For more information about JSTOR publications and archiving efforts, visit their newsletter, JSTORNEWS.

JSTOR is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 16, 2009

University Library hosts Open Access Week: March 23-27

the University of Michigan Library is hosting a week-long series of sessions on open access and copyright during March 23-27. All events are free and open to the public, and UM students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Topics include copyright and open access, the future of scholarly publishing, and legal challenges.

View the full schedule and learn more about the event

Visit the Copyright at the University of Michigan website

March 13, 2009

NewsBank adds video content

NewsBank has added the ability to view Flash videos produced by NewsBank participants like The Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times, local media affiliates, and international media including Canadian Broadcasting and Agence France-Presse.

Users will be able to view video search results with regular news results, or filter for video only, and will also be able to email video links and embed videos in presentations.

NewsBank is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 12, 2009 provides current and historical inflation data provides up-to-date inflation information based on the Consumer Price Index of Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

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March 11, 2009

Sports Business Research Network makes new content available

Sports Business Research Network has recently made some updates to its content to reflect the changing sports business management field.

New issues of Soccer Investor, published in London and running from June 2008 to two months before the most recent publication date, and Sportbusiness International, running from August-November 2008, have been added. Sportsbusiness International includes coverage of the Olympics and how the financial crisis is affecting the international sports business community.

Other recent additions include 2008 and 2009 Sports Facility Reports for all NCAA Division I colleges, and over 100 articles related to the financial crisis from publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Bloomberg.

Sports Business Research Network has also been featured by the sporting goods industry on the new Get in the Game site, aimed at attracting college graduates into the industry.

Sports Business Research Network is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 10, 2009

PsycARTICLES will add 4 new journals in 2009

Four new journals published by the American Psychological Association will be added to the PsycARTICLES database this year.

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (ISSN: 1941-1022) was added to PsycARTICLES in February. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy (ISSN: 1942-9681) will be added in March. Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology (ISSN: 1068-8471) and Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics (ISSN: 1937-321X) will be added early this summer.

PsycARTICLES is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

March 09, 2009

Copyright law and information access in Africa

The African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Project (ACA2K) is bringing together researchers from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, to study the relationship between national copyright policies and information access in those countries.

ACA2K is funded by Canada's International Development Research Center's Acacia Initiative and the South African Shuttleworth Foundation's Intellectual Property Rights programme.

To learn more, subscribe to the international Copyright and A2K Issues listserv.

March 06, 2009

YouTube launches download option for some videos

YouTube is testing a new service that allows users to download some videos in MP4 format, sometimes for a fee paid through Google Checkout. Higher education institutions and government projects, like President Obama's weekly video address, are the largest participants so far.

The download option ("Download this video") is presented in a small link just below videos that have been opted into the program.

Learn more about the new service:
"YouTube Goes Offline" (YouTube Blog)
"New Downloads Feature" (YouTube's discussion boards)
"YouTube To Provide Video Download Options To Boost Revenue" (eBrandz)

March 05, 2009

IFPI releases Digital Music Report for 2009

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industries (IFPI) has released their 2009 Digital Music Report on the state of digital technology in the music industry. While the report finds that the industry has succeeded in changing its business models, its biggest challenge is still illegal music downloads.

The full 32-page report is available as a PDF. A 2-page PDF of key statistics is also available for download.

March 04, 2009

SpringerLink launches MyCopy print-on-demand service

SpringerLink has launched a new print-on-demand service called MyCopy, that allows individual users to order selections from the SpringerLink ebook collection by credit card. Users can purchase non-German books published before 2005, for $24.95 each.

SpringerLink is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

Questions about the service can be directed to the Kresge Library.

March 03, 2009

eMarketer launches Digital World Atlas

eMarketer has launched a new atlas-style interface for viewing top reports and data on wired countries. Browse reports with this new geographical tool.


is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

New eMarketer Report - Podcasting: Into the Mainstream

eMarketer reports that podcasting has entered the mainstream, with radio and TV media using podcasts to reach their existing audiences. Podcasting: Into the Mainstream includes statistics on the growth and projected growth of podcast audiences, and discusses what opportunities podcasting can provide for online marketing.

eMarketer is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.