Spring business plan competitions announced

business terms written on a chalkboard Building on last year’s successful track record, when Syracuse University teams captured the grand prize and four first place awards in the 2017 New York State Business Plan Competition, a number of 2018 business plan competitions launch this semester. Open to Syracuse University students across all disciplines, the major competitions include:

The campus competitions for the ACC InVenture Prize and Hult Prize are coordinated through the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library. The Panasci Business Plan Competition is coordinated through the Whitman School of Management and the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship. The RvD iPrize is coordinated through the School of Information Studies.

The LaunchPad team, mentors, and professional service providers are available to help develop investment-ready business models, create more competitive pitches, and coach teams on the art of successful pitching.  Whitman and iSchool faculty, along with Falcone Center staff, are also available to help prep teams and provide feedback.

To learn more about the competitions, get details on the schedule, or schedule coaching sessions, please e-mail: LaunchPad@syr.edu .

New collections for the New Year

The Libraries’ have added and expanded many resources to the Principal Collections to support your research and teaching in the New Year.

JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments has been expanded to include all titles. JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Life Magazine Archives is a searchable, cover to cover, page image archive of Life Magazine, from November 1936 (issue 1) to December 2000. Includes photographs, and coverage of numerous events and subject areas.

NoveList Plus is a Readers’ Advisory tool that includes reviews from multiple sources, reading recommendations from experts, lists, read-alikes, and unique search features such as plot and appeal. It assists to find just the right book for readers of all ages.

Vogue Archive provides digitized page image access to U.S. Vogue from 1892 to present.

Westlaw Campus Research provides access to law and regulatory resources, such as the U.S. Code Annotated, federal and state cases, the Code of Federal Regulations, and more, plus business, company, news and global resources.

Oxford Bibliographies Online offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a “My OBO” function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies. New bibliographies include:

Ebook Collections:

Journals:

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form from the Collections page.

Celebrating 140 Years of U.S. Government Publishing at Syracuse University Libraries

Syracuse University Libraries will celebrate 140 years of membership in the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) with a program and exhibition in February. The FDLP ensures that the public has access to Federal documents in participating libraries across the country.

The 140th anniversary celebration will take place in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library, on February 7, 2018 from 1–2:30 p.m. Jim Bradley, interim director of the GPO, will give the keynote presentation.

“Syracuse University Libraries are proud to serve as a Federal depository library,” said Dean of Libraries and University Librarian David Seaman. “The ability to offer our patrons and the community unfettered access to these vitally important government documents is a responsibility that we take seriously. We are honored to be celebrating 140 years with the FDLP and in partnership with GPO.”

An accompanying exhibit on fourth floor of Bird Library will highlight the wide variety of materials the Libraries have received as a member of the FDLP since the University’s early years. Documents selected for display represent all three branches of government and showcase the variety of formats and subject matter of these documents.

An exhibit in the Learning Commons on the first floor of Bird Library will focus on SU Libraries Depository Property Stamps – 140 years of Federal Depository Participation. The exhibit will highlight how the Libraries have marked and identified federal documents from 1878 to the present day. The variety of styles and markings illustrates the amount of detail and effort required to process these items.

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact John Olson at jaolson@syr.edu by February 1.

Resource Spotlight: Academic Video Online

Looking for streaming video?  Academic Video Online,  a recent addition to SU Libraries’ collections, offers over 63,000  streaming videos from  1889-2017 in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including  art and design, business, education, fashion, health sciences, history, politics as well as other  humanities, social sciences, and sciences areas.  Some videos are short and some full-length; genres include documentaries, news stories, television programs, interviews, animations, archival footage, instructional resources, and more.  Content is from a number of providers, including the BBC, Bloomberg, Microtraining, PBS, and Universal Pictures, to name a few.

Academic Video Online includes transcripts and options for creating clips and playlists.

This resource is one of several Alexander Street Press products to which SU libraries subscribes. Additional information, and tutorials, are available on the Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online (AVON) guide and the Alexander Street Press product site.

SU Libraries continues to develop video collections, and we welcome feedback regarding video content that will be useful to SU researchers.  Please send suggestions for the collection and comments to Tasha Cooper, Collection Development and Analysis Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries.

Review:

Griffin, D. (2014). Alexander Street Press: Academic video databases. Information Today, 31, 28. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1535262982?accountid=14214.