Kresge Library News: June 2009 Archives

June 24, 2009

Kresge Library online services scheduled for downtime on Thursday, June 25

At 5pm on Thursday, June 25, the server that supports the Kresge Library catalog and related services, remote access to databases, and MeLCat requests will be down for a scheduled software upgrade. We anticipate the server to be down for approximately 5 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


June 22, 2009

Ross complex powering down this weekend

Facilities staff will be turning power off for the Ross complex between 4pm on Saturday, June 27, and 3am on Sunday, June 28, to complete maintenance related to construction of the new building. This will affect servers for all Ross websites, including the Kresge Library site, catalog, and access to some databases that connect through our proxy server. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additionally, Kresge Library will be closed on Saturday, June 27, for the semester break.


June 12, 2009

New eMarketer Report - Mobile Applications: Moving Beyond Apple

People are increasingly accessing the Web with smartphones and other mobile devices. At the same time, companies like Apple are branding online services and allowing developers to create paid applications related to mobile Web-surfing. How will this affect marketing online, as companies try to inject their brands into users' browsing experience?

To learn more, download eMarketer's new report on mobile apps and marketing.

eMarketer is available to all UM users.


June 11, 2009

Wiki search added to home page

The Kresge Library Wiki has been added to the dropdown list of search options on our home page. Site visitors can now search our wiki of research recommendations and resources, along with the catalog, website, FAQ, and the Web, all from one location.

Keep an eye out for ongoing updates and improvements to our site over the summer!


June 10, 2009

Subscriptions to Dun and Bradstreet and Hoover's ending

Kresge Business Administration Library has begun a review of the databases it makes available to the Ross School of Business to determine whether or not there is any duplication between any of them. Databases which have content that duplicates the information in other products will not be renewed, freeing up funds that the Library will use to purchase new content for use by the School.

As a result of this review, Kresge Library will be discontinuing its subscriptions to Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database on June 14, 2009, and Hoover's on June 23, 2009.

Learn more about our decision to unsubscribe from Hoover's.

Learn more about our decision to unsubscribe from Dun & Bradstreet.


June 02, 2009

SSRN's Darden Case Collection gets an upgrade

The Darden Case Collection, located in the Management Research Network (MRN) on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), has gotten an upgrade.

Produced by Darden Business Publishing, the Darden Case Collection provides access to teaching materials created by Darden faculty. They often include teaching notes, videos, CD-ROMs, and other media to enhance learning. Many documents, as well as subscription to announcements for the Case Collection, are free. Cases with a fee may be previewed and ordered through Darden Business Publishing.

Browse the Darden Case Collection at SSRN

Subscribe to the Collection