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Newly Added: Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, now in online format, is available from the University of Iowa Libraries.  Need to find out how about a country and its culture before you initiate business?  Select a country and learn.*

*You will need to enter your name and University ID to access this site.

“Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world. Each comprehensive country profile includes:

  • Country Background – history, government, language, cultural viewpoint
  • Tips on Doing Business – local style, typical business values
  • Cultural Orientation – cognitive styles, values, decision making
  • Cultural IQ Quiz – avoid costly faux pas (If presented with a gift in China, is it considered rude not to open it in front of your hosts?)
  • Know Before You Go – streaming weather, driving orientation, getting around
  • Protocol – greetings, forms of address, dress, dining, gifting conventions
  • Business Practices – importance of punctuality, negotiation practices, entertaining
  • Cultural Notes – dos and dont’s for conversations, common misunderstandings
  • Key Phrases in Local Languages – with audio to ensure correct pronunciation
  • Holidays – Up-to-date calendar of official holidays
  • Downloadable Content – that gives easy, portable access to these and other features anywhere in the world”

- “Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands” site

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Try it: Value Line LibraryElite

Value Line, online version, is available as a trial subscription through the University of Iowa Libraries.  This resource provides reliable, unbiased information, with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

The Value Line trial ends December 24, 2014.  Please send comments to Kim Bloedel.

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Trial Subscription: Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

NB: You will be asked to first input your name and email address.

Please send addtional comments to Kim Bloedel.

[Text by Lisa Martincik]

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World Market Intelligence – Trial ends 29 September 2014

World Market Intelligence is a live business information platform exclusively designed to support and enhance research projects conducted by the academia. Coverage spans various industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, financial services, construction, IT, etc., sourced from some of the world’s most respected business information and media brands: Timetric, Canadean, Kable, Strategic Defence Intelligence and GlobalData.

Note: From the homepage, use the LOGIN button.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel

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Now Available: Bizminer

The University Libraries now offers access to Bizminer, a premier industry and market research tool. This resource provides statistically heavy data on 9000 industries. Users can refine both industry and market results by geographic area and sales class. Some historic information dates back 3—5 years. In addition, Bizminer features a competitive market analyzer, as well as online tutorials.

Questions? Ask us!

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Faculty and Graduates: Book Renewals

Would you like to renew your books before summer begins?  Now is the time!  Faculty book loans due  June 2, 2014 and graduate loans due June 25, 2014 can now be extended.  You will need to bring your books in person; the material may not be renewed by telephone, by e-mail, or from a list.  However, staff can renew books at any University library.

You can see a list of books checked out to you on-line:  visit My Books on Loan (Pomerantz Business Library).

Thanks.

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Celebrate Pi Day with Pie!

The University Libraries will be serving free apple pie bites on Pi Day, Friday, March 14th (that is Friday, 3.14).  Come to Main, Engineering, Hardin … and of course, Business … for a tasty treat!

“Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”

www.piday.org

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New Reference & Instruction Librarian: Willow Fuchs

Willow Fuchs is the Pomerantz Business Library’s new Reference and Instruction Librarian.  She grew up in Canada and completed her Masters of Information Studies in 2008 at the University of Toronto.  At the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Willow began her career.  She later moved to Nottingham, United Kingdom.  There, she worked as Open Access Adviser.  Willow’s European experience brought her a passion for issues in Scholarly Publishing.

When Willow has time—and is not chasing her toddler—she likes to knit and on occasion run a Half Marathon.

Stop by and meet Willow when you have a chance, or when you have a reference question!

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Media Table Now Connectable to Mac’s

Have a MacBook, iPhone, or iPad?  Do you need to display info. at a group meeting or study? You can now connect to the Library’s media table.  Just ask at the Business Library’s main desk for a Mac adapter.

 Media table with Mac adapters

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Census Statistics during the Shutdown

Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer http://www.socialexplorer.com/ for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.  Just set up a username and password to use the database.

From:

Marianne Mason
mailto:marianne-mason@uiowa.edu
Federal Information Librarian
Research and Library Instruction
The University of Iowa Libraries