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December 13, 2018 - 10:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Looking for visualizations that highlight major global trade networks? 

Want to know which country exports the most puzzles? 

The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a research and data viz tool used to explore global trade dynamics. It provides a snapshot of countries imports, exports, trade partners, products, and so on. Basically, it's a research tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. It provides access to bilateral trade data for roughly 200 countries, 50 years and 1000 different products.



December 12, 2018 - 3:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Heckman.   Ecological Strategies Of Aquatic Insects.  Science Publishers, Inc  ©2018    Call Number:  QL 472 .H43 2018



December 05, 2018 - 2:45:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

CB Insights recently released a report outlining trends which they say will shape the technology sector in 2019.

The company which uses machine learning to mine terabytes of data and knowledge in order to help clients "see where the [tech] world is going," has identified 14 of the tech trends they'll be watching closely this year. According to CB Insights, here are just a few of the ways that technology will impact our lives in 2019:



November 27, 2018 - 1:24:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

What's a CDOO?

According to Gartner, "By 2022, 40% of midsize enterprises will have evolved the role of chief information officer (CIO) into chief digital operating officer (CDOO)."

As the business environment shifts and adapts through digital innovations, many roles and resources will need to be reallocated. In the next four years, Gartner predicts that the expansion of cloud services as a core for business' financial management and planning will "cause issues for 60% of organizations." 

For businesses, digital integration will be both complex and uncomfortable. 



November 20, 2018 - 5:23:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

It's the week of Thanksgiving, which means it's time to start shopping!

According to the National Retail Federation, "Consumers say they will spend an average $1,007 on gifts, decorations and more this holiday season." And while many holiday shoppers will invariably wait until the last minute, online shopping and same-day delivery have made last-minute purchases even easier. 



November 12, 2018 - 3:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Blockchain’s burgeoning popularity in the business world has attracted a lot of attention, but Blockchain currencies have also attracted a lot of hackers.

Cybersecurity firm CipherTrace estimates that the theft of digital currencies through the hacking of exchanges and trading platforms in 2018 amounts to $927 million. In September, hackers stole an estimated $59 million from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif. According to Reuters, Crypto exchange hacks are already 250% higher than throughout all of 2017.



October 30, 2018 - 2:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

According to PwC, "Financial technology—FinTech for short— describes the evolving intersection of financial services and technology. The term can refer to startups, technology companies, or even legacy providers."



October 29, 2018 - 8:22:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

This French-made map from 1785 was the first to bear forms of the word “Michigan” applied to a land area.  It was also one of the first to recognize the fledgling country by its chosen name, United States, here in the French, Etats-Unis.

Of the suggested names for 10 new states to be made of the Northwest Territory, only two came close to being adopted:  Michigania and Illinoia.*  



October 25, 2018 - 9:33:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Prospect Research


October 23, 2018 - 2:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Blogs, Business, Business Library, Electronic Resources

You've heard of IBISWorld for industry research, but have you heard of ProcurementIQ? 

ProcurementIQ is a division of IBISWorld that helps purchasing professionals and supply chain researchers gain valuable insight into almost any product or service category. 

Procurement research reports provide essential data on topics like pricing dynamics, product characteristics, supplier benchmarking, supply chain risks, and negotiation questions and tactics. 



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