November 24, 2014

Innovative Interfaces Acquires Polaris Library Systems

From today’s press release:

Innovative, a global leader in library technology, announced today that it has acquired Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of technology to public libraries in the U.S. The combined companies will be led by Innovative CEO Kim Massana.

Gale Releases New Business Research Database, Will Replace Business and Company Resource Center

Say hello to Business Insights: Essentials. From Today’s Announcement: Business Insights: Essentials,[is]  a new resource for research on business, companies and industries built on the same intuitive platform as the recently-announced Business Insights: Global. Business Insights: Essentials will replace Gale’s long-standing Business and Company Resource Center database. “Business and Company Resource Center has served our […]

Reference: Who Owns the News Media (Interactive Database)

From the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: Who Owns the News Media was developed to enhance the information available in the State of the News Media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual report on the health of American journalism. The tool uses a tab format to house […]

Reference: A New Resource from The World Bank, Exporter Dynamics Database

From The World Bank: A few large companies dominate export markets in developing and developed countries, with the top one percent often accounting for more than half – sometimes nearly 80 percent – of total exports, according to a new World Bank database with a wealth of details on exporting firms. The new Exporter Dynamics Database […]

Updated Database: College Athletics Finances (2006-2011)

Provided by the USA Today. The data, updated for 2011, are based on the revenue and expense reports collected from more than 225 public schools in the NCAA’s Division I that have an obligation to release the data (the NCAA does not release the data publicly). Data back to 2006. Sortable Data Fields: School Name […]

EBSCO Debuts Subscription-Based, Unlimited Access eBook Collection for Corporate Libraries

From the EBSCO News Release: The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content. [Clip] The BusinessCore collection includes 5,600 full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. [Clip] Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number […]

Ready Reference: The Periodic Table of Bank Regulation & Compliance from Alacra

Very cool and a potentially a very useful and interactive ready reference research tool from Alacra. Kudos to Alacra for making it available (free). Learn more about the periodic table along with an address to share suggestions in this Alacra Blog post. Direct to Full Size Periodic Table of Bank Regulation & Compliance

Business Reference: Number of New Firms Continues to Slide, According to New Census Bureau Data

From the Kauffman Foundation: Building on a long-term trend, the nation’s business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births. New firms as a percentage of all firms continued a steady downward trend in 2010 – going from a high of […]

Law Firm Makes All of Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Documents, Including Internal E-Mail, Available Online

Details and a couple of highlights via DealBreaker and Business Insider. Documents Available here (Browse Only) We’re not sure how many of the docs have been crawled by Google at this time. However, by using: site:http://www.jenner.com/lehman/docs/  [keyword(s)] in the search box should be able to do some keyword searching of the material.

Business Research: How Open is Company Data in Open Government Partnership Countries? (New Report)

From the Open Corporates Blog: OpenCorporates is publishing a major new report into access to company data in OGP countries, and the picture is not good. Out of a total of a possible 100 points, the average score was just 21, with several major countries (including Spain, Greece and Brazil) scoring zero. A score of 100 […]