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January 17, 2019 - 4:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Looking for a new podcast?  

Check out The Wall Street Journal podcasts!

Here's a shortlist of some our favorite WSJ podcasts, with one particularly intriguing/popular title for each:

The Future of Everything

     Listen: The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility

Secrets of Wealthy Women



January 10, 2019 - 9:02:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Good data is a powerful tool. 

According to the Wharton School of Business, "Presenters who use visual language [such as infographics] are perceived by audiences as more effective than those not using visuals."  

Ponder this: Don't infographics convey a lot more information in a lot less space than would an article or regular graphs of the same data?

Well of course! And according to the CEO of Market Domination Media, "An infographic is 30 times more likely to be read than a text article."

Infographics allow individuals to:



January 04, 2019 - 1:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

MSU Libraries is offering several workshops in spring on GIS and map related topics. All workshops are free and open to the public. The workshops will be held in the Main Library.



December 28, 2018 - 8:23:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

Negaunee area 1851 and 1872

The United States was eager to learn more about rumors of a potential vast wealth in iron to be had in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Copper mining was well underway and iron mining was just beginning when the Department of the Interior charged John Foster and Josiah Whitney to take a crew up there and complete a hasty geological survey of the 100,000 square mile area.



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.



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