About Author: Kimberly Bloedel

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Nominate a Librarian for the Benton Univ. Librarian’s Award for Excellence

The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.

The $1,500 award may be used to support professional development activity expenses for conferences or workshops in support of research projects and publications related to services, or it may be taken as a cash award.  (Please note that the award must be spent within two fiscal years; if taken as a cash award, it will constitute gross wages and will be subject to payroll tax withholding.)

Any member of the University of Iowa community may make a nomination, or self-nominations are accepted.  The nomination form is available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/bentonaward/ .  Due date is Friday, October 28.  The Benton Award Committee will then review the nominations and make a recommendation to John Culshaw.



Database Trial: HSTalks: Business & Management Collection

Screencapture of HSTalks webpage titled the Business and Management Collection
A semester long trial has been arranged for the Henry Stewart Talks: Business & Management Collection. This database contains over 900 online lectures, and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions, and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programs.

Topics include marketing, global management, leadership, finance, operations, strategy, and more.

Included below are titles of recently released talks and case studies:

  • Building a Brand by Ms. Jan Ward, Corrotherm International Ltd.
  • Knowledge Empowering Risk Management: A Case Study by Atul Vashistha, Chairman & CEO, Neo Group
  • Consultancy, power, and management ideas – the case of McKinsey & Co. by Prof. Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, UK
  • Schools of Thought in Macroeconomics by Dr. Ivan Cohen, Richmond University, UK

The trial ends December 31, 2016.

If you have questions or comments about the database, please contact Kim Bloedel.




New Research databases: Historical Annual Reports & Private Company data

The business library has recently acquired two databases:

Mergent Historical Annual Reports (available in Mergent Archives)
This collection starts in the early 1900’s and contains over just over 1,000,000 global annual reports.

Mergent Intellect
Intellect provides Hoovers private company data on over 100 million privately held companies globally (plus 145 million inactive global companies) and allows you the ability to download the data to a spreadsheet – up to 2,000 records at a time. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through WhitePages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information. Note: The Business library has arranged to trial this database for year


New Business Library Acquisition: Passport (from Euromonitor)

Faculty, staff and students now have access to Passport. Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform and provides industry analysis in countries around the world. The database includes a market size and market share database for all products across key countries.

Passport can be accessed from the Business Library website’s Databases A-Z list: Please note that on campus and off campus users will be required to enter in a HawkID and password to access Passport.

If you have any questions, please contact a business library staff member.


China Data Online – Trial ends 17 June 2015

China Data Online includes China Statistical Databases, China Census Databases, and China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer). It provides easy access to the various statistical yearbooks published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, comprehensive statistics, and Census data of economy and population at national, provincial, city, county, and even township levels.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.