Friday, March 15, 2013

Elsevier Online Quiz


The Learning Commons is pleased to inform you that Elsevier, database provider of ScienceDirect and Scopus, is organizing a series of online quizzes for their customers in Southeast Asia region from 15 March 2013 onwards.

The online quizzes are open to all participants from the DLSU community. Entries with all the questions correctly answered will automatically qualify for the lucky draw.

Exciting prizes will be given away to the winners of the quiz!
  • 1st Prize – IPad, 16 GB (1 winner)
  • 2nd Prize – Casio Exilim Ex2800 (1 winner)
  • 3rd Prize – iTouch, 8GB (1 winner)
  • 4th Prize – Portable mini speakers (5 winners)
Plus:
30 consolation prizes of Elsevier goodie bags containing: Elsevier USB stick, Elsevier leather A5 folder, ScienceDirect online books, teddy bears, etc.

Please follow this link to join this contest: http://asia.elsevier.com/onlinequiz2013

The stage 1 online quizthe first of a series, runs from 15 March 2013 until 30 April 2013. Stage 2 runs from 01 May 2013 until 15 June 2013. Terms and conditions apply.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trial access to Passport [expired]


The Learning Commons is pleased to announce to the Academic Community that the trial access to Euromonitor International's Passport is now available until 26 March 2013.

Passport is an award-winning market research database used by the world's top academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies to understand the global business environment in a time of rapid change and increased globalization. It features millions of statistics and in-depth reports on 27 industries with demographic macro and socioeconomic data and analysis on consumers and economies in 210 countries worldwide.

Passport features:

·  Forward-looking analysis of consumer and industrial markets
·  Market performance of leading companies and brands
·  Comprehensive population, socioeconomic and lifestyle data
·  Timely and topical commentary on factors influencing the business environment
·  Surveys exploring consumer opinions, attitudes and behaviours
·  The same research approach for all countries to allow cross-country comparisons
·  Historic data from 1997 and forecasts to 2020
·  An unrivaled level of detail across all categories
·  Powerful and easy-to-use analysis and visualisation tools

Passport also supports teaching and research across a range of disciplines, including International business & marketing, Economics, Social studies, Humanities, Geography, Travel and tourism, International hospitality management, Food marketing and International relations. Faculty members can design teaching materials and projects with real world relevance.

To access the database, please click this link: http://portal.euromonitor.com/portal/default.aspx [accessible in campus only]

Please try Passport out. The Library will be soliciting feedback/recommendations/comments regarding this database at the end of its trial period.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Re-defining the way we learn : The DLSU Learning Commons’ formal launching


28 February 2013 marked the formal launching of the De La Salle University (DLSU) Learning Commons in its new home, the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. It was well attended by librarians from different institutions, retired and former librarians of DLSU, members of the Lasallian community as well as representatives from the book industry. 

The program started with an invocation by the Learning Commons Choir, composed of DLSU Librarians and Staff.  Ms. Ana Maria B. Fresnido, Director, welcomed visitors to the Learning Commons and gave a brief background and rationale of the building and why it is likened to a “habitable tree.”  A short audio-visual presentation followed featuring the different sections, facilities and amenities of the Learning Commons.