A very warm welcome to all the new business students starting at the Univeristy of Sunderland this week - Becky Business Librarian is looking forward to meeting you soon!
The map below shows the areas where our new shelves will be installed over the next few weeks and a sneak peak at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ look of shelving:
We have set aside a range of core texts from each area which will be available beside the main library desk. You will also be able to collect your reservations from beside the main library desk during this time.
While the project is completed during August and early September some books in St Peters library will not be available in the following sections:
- Friday 1st – Thursday 7th August 2014 (area affected for 5 days) Zone A, St Peter’s library level 1 (Psychology and some Journalism area) Dewey range 011 – 153.4.
- Friday 8th – Wednesday 20th August (area affected for 9 days) Zone B, St Peter’s library level 0 (Business and Tourism area) Dewey range 658-688, 900-973, and 338 - 338.
- Friday 22nd August – Wednesday 10th September (area affected for 13 days) Zone C, St Peter’s library level 0 (Law and Journals area) Dewey range 340-349 and St Peter’s print journal collection.
For further details of the subjects covered by the books and library materials in each area please see our online Library map: http://library.sunderland.ac.uk/help/library-maps/
While access to some areas may be restricted for a short time while the work is carried out, library staff will be happy to help you find a suitable place to study elsewhere in our building or you could check our online map for an area which would suit you.
All of our ebooks, ejournals and our huge range of electronic resources will be available as usual to support you with your studies over the summer.
We’d like to say sorry for any disruption caused and thank you for your patience while we bring you new and improved library spaces! We hope you like them. Please get in touch with any feedback or comments we’d love to hear from you: http://library.sunderland.ac.uk/help/contactus/
NEW! Global business tax data: available on Euromonitor Passport
Have you ever needed global business tax data for your Finance and International Business modules? Well it’s now available in your Euromonitor Passport subscription!
You now have the following categories of data in Passport:
- Number of Tax Payments
- Time Spent to Pay Taxes
- Total Tax Rate, which is comprised of labour tax and contributions, the profit tax rate and other tax rates:
- Labour Tax and Contributions Rate
- Profit Tax Rate
- Other Tax Rates
So, why do International Business students need to know about global trends in taxation?
- Countries’ business tax rates are a major deciding factor for companies when considering where to invest.
- Competitive business tax rates are typically strongly linked to high levels of foreign direct investment inflows. This in turn creates employment, boosting consumer incomes.
- Companies need to weigh up the number of tax payments and the time it takes to pay them. If tax procedures are complex then this can add significantly to the cost of paying taxes because of the increase in accountants’ fees.
Where can you find all this global tax data?
Go to: Countries and Consumers – Business Environment page
Go to Search Tree
- Ease of Doing Business
- Paying Taxes
- Total Tax Rate
Definitions of terminology used by Euromonitor can be found under the Statistics table or in the Help section.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off today, so how much do you know about host country Brazil?
Did you know?
- Brazil covers 8,511,965 square kilometers
- The national currency of Brazil is called the Real (BRL = 100 centavos)
- Brazil, the largest country in South America, occupies some two-thirds of the continent’s entire Atlantic coast. It is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
- The capital is called Brasilia.
- Brazil dominates the sugar, coffee and orange juice markets and competes with the US to be the world’s biggest soya bean exporter.
- In 2013, population of Brazil reached 200 million, an increase of 78 million since 1980.
- There are more YouTube Brazilian users than in any other country outside of the United States.
- Brazil already has around 65 million Facebook users and was recently named the “social media capital of the universe” by the Wall Street Journal.
- Brazil ranked 116th out of 189 economies in the Doing Business 2014 report published by the World Bank.
- Euromonitor International forecasts that Brazil will become the world’s fifth largest consumer market by 2023 and the 7th largest country in the world by 2030.
Source: Euromonitor Passport (2014) ‘Brazil: Country Profile’.
Photo: Vondran, M (2008) Praia Juaquina, Florianopolis, Brazil, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License, 2.0 Generic. Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99646599@N00/3174837713 (Accessed: 12 June 2014).
We’re here right through the summer, for those of you who are still around over the vacation, or are keen to make a start on your dissertation reading. 24/7 opening has now finished until September, but you can make the most of our vacation opening hours. There are still plenty of opportunities to visit us, borrow resources and take advantage of the information seeking advice of your Liaison Librarian, with staffed hours throughout the day and in the evenings.
For up-to-date information about our opening hours at Murray and St. Peters, check the library website
Keep track of your library life! My Account at the library catalogue just got easier and better!
We’ve listened to you and have added some new, improved features to your ‘My Account’ area of the library catalogue.
The main improvement is that you now log in with your University user ID & password, instead of your campus card barcode.
You asked for an easier way to manage library notifications, and we’ve made this happen by adding a new notification feature into My Account; pre-overdue, overdue and reservation notifications are now sent to My Account as well as your own email account. These changes also mean that you’ll benefit from a safer, secure online library account.
We hope you really like these new features and find them helpful. If you’ve got any questions we’re here to help:
email us at email@example.com
post on our page: facebook.com/uniofsunlib
What’s a “Share-o-Meter”? Invest 2 minutes to come to our library roadshow - City Space or Prospect Building and find out!
Come and share your feedback with the library at our “Share-o-Meter” stands in City Space and the Prospect building today 11am - 2.30pm - for an Easter egg and the chance to win an iPad air - the more you share your feedback with us the more exciting the prize to be won so share and tweet and tell your friends!
We’d love to share how the library has been investing in extra books and resources for you!
Has this helped you? Have you any suggestions or comments you’d like to tell us? We’d love to find out.
To be in with a chance of winning big prizes just fill out a little share-o-meter card and stick it to the share-o-meter like so..
Look…our first bit of share-o-meter feedback - marks the first student in with a chance of winning an iPad air - remember the more you share the more you win!
See you in the library soon!
You could win an iPad Air - Invest 2 Minutes - and find out how we’ve been investing in you!
Drop into City Space on the City Campus or St Peter’s Library - (Prospect Building) on St Peter’s Campus anytime between 11am and 14.30pm this Thursday 3rd April and find out more about how we’ve been developing our library services this year and investing in you.
Our friendly librarians will be waiting with our “share-o-meter” to capture your feedback and lots of lovely Easter eggs too - take a break from your revision and final projects and come and see us and find out what it’s all about…
You’ve been telling us what’s important about your library. We’ve been listening. So, let’s have a look at some of the things we’ve done…
In the news: How sustainable is your smartphone?
How sustainable is your smartphone? - interactive
Smartphones are owned by one in five people and have changed how many of the world’s most important industries work – from journalism to farming. But their production carries a cost; using more than 40 elements that are mined with untold environmental and social effects on every inhabited continent on earth.
This Interactive, published on the Guardian’s Sustainable Business website, takes a detailed look at positive and negative impacts your smartphone has made on people and planet.