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Fair Use Week

Fair Use Infographic

The limitation and exception of the right for the public to use copyrighted material without the owner of the work’s permission is defined as “fair use.” Around the world, online material is viewed for various reasons. With the internet now possessing an infinite amount of information and resources, people including scholars, authors, scientists, and children are able to use it to their advantage, criticize it, or even quote the works of others.

According to the Association of Research Libraries,“Fair Use Week” is February 23rd to February 27th  and is an international celebration of the limitations that protect authors and their work. Copyright law is in place to promote creativity and essentially endorse the progress of cultural and scientific expansion. This week is used as a time for understanding and explanation of fair use, as well as to encourage conversations about what opportunities arise from it.

Without fair use, there would be no critique or commentary, no new technologies or advancements, and people would be unable to quote any resources that they might find. Being a fundamental right, fair use supports the purpose of copyright and these laws allow commentary, parody, quotation, and criticism in the United States. This doctrine is an important part of America and is therefore celebrated during this week of February.

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Books Made Into Movies

The library brings you its Readbox, featuring books that were made into movies.  See, and check out, The Great Gatsby and the 2013 movie version starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Perhaps a less obvious pairing is Hamlet and The Lion King.  Look for these, and other books made into movies, on our 1st floor display shelves.  Bring the book and/or DVD case to the circulation desk for checkout.  They’re free!

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The Library has New Resources for the Brennan School of Business!

Hello faculty and students of the Brennan School of Business!

The Rebecca Crown Library has recently acquired a fresh new collection of resources specifically for the Brennan School of Business. There is a total of twelve new items reflecting the topics of general business, accounting, economics, international marketing, and organizational behavior. All titles were selected based off of research performed from Dominican’s dependable review resource databases: CHOICE Reviews and Book Index with Reviews. The importance of the currency of new resources cannot be overestimated, and so to ensure currency and accuracy, no chosen selection predates a 2011 publication date, and the vast majority of the rest of the selection was published in 2013.

It is our sincere hope that these resources will positively aid your scholastic and professional careers by providing the most valuable and current resources to learn from and work with.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the newly acquired resources with a brief description of each title’s contents.

Business/Economics:

  1. Branding Your Business: Promote Your Business, Attract Customers and Build Your Brand Through the Power of Emotion (Business Success)
    by James Hammond

This book focuses on the overall branding of a business through various topics. Topics include the “brand halo, the latest philosophies of branding, advice on branding, how to conduct brand audits, branding used with social media, and discussions on how to benefit from marketing and psychological strategies.

  1. Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back
    by Jeff Hoffman et al.

This book offers strategies to initiate business growth without sacrificing personal freedom. Included information relates to three core elements that creates a stable base for business, discussions focusing on how to avoid general mistakes, and seven principles that help scale a business. These authors provide a comprehensive guide to help business owners be successful without having to sacrifice their personal lives.

  1. Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America
    by Glenn Hubbard et al.

This book offers a historical perspective that examines past events that demonstrate why powerful civilizations fall apart due to financial insecurities. The book continues by discussing issues and examples regarding America’s current problematic economy.  In conclusion, the book offers constructive strategies that may prevent a financial collapse in America.

Accounting:

  1. The International Dictionary of Accounting Acronyms
    by Jae K. Shim

This is a contemporary reference resource that defines 2,500 common and uncommon acronyms broadly relating to anything invested in the subject of accounting. Explanations are provided for each acronym, as well as calculations when necessary. Valuable internet sites for further exploration are also provided.

  1. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Statements
    by David Worrell et al.

This book teaches financial management for small businesses. Various tools and strategies are provided that aim to help small business owners become profitable and secure while exemplifying the extreme importance finances are when related to success.

  1. Called to Account: Financial Frauds that Shaped the Accounting Profession
    by Paul M. Clikeman

This resource demonstrates how financial fraud has influenced the overall profession. Various accounts of fraud from all over the world are presented throughout the text. The resource includes discussion questions and charts for classroom use.

International Marketing:

  1. Understanding the Global Market: Navigating the International Business Environment
    by Bruce D. Keillor

This book provides insight into the global market by analyzing cultural, economic, and political challenges that consistently appear in international business affairs. The main goal of this resource is to provide perspectives and strategies that will aid businesses in international marketing success.

  1. Globalization, Culture, and Branding: How to Leverage Cultural Equity for Building Iconic Brands in the Era of Globalization
    by Carlos J. Torelli

This book analyzes recent globalization trends and how they are uses to create a successful business marketing strategy for multi-cultural consumers. Discussions revolve around strategies to develop successful international marketing by understanding cultural diversity and its relationship to the changes in supply and demand.

  1. Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity
    by Melissa Aronczyk

This book discusses the problems and effects that nation branding can have upon cultural, political and social national identities. Included is a collection of case studies and interviews with nation branding experts from twelve different countries whom discuss their experiences with the problems and benefits of national branding.

Organizational Behavior:

  1. Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture
    by Andrew Leigh

This book focuses on the delicate balance between cultural diversity and ethical leadership by discussing the ways that cultural diversity can affect leadership. Strategies, case studies and action plans are all discussed in order to present more efficient and successful means of ethical leadership.

  1. The Complete Marketer: 60 Essential Concepts for Marketing Excellence
    by Malcolm McDonald et al.

This book is an essential research resource for the fundamentals of Marketing. It contains easily comprehensible definitions for terms, concepts, and other basics. Topics include digital marketing, market audits, forecasting sales, advertising, and public relations, among others.

  1. Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated
    by Yves Morieux et al.

This book discusses six ways to simplify the overwhelming complexity of business organization. Complete with successful examples and demonstrations, this resource offers the opportunity to decrease the increasing complexity of the business trade while still managing to remain successful and profitable.

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The Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University cares about you and your success. We believe that the best way we can aid you is by providing the most recent and highly recommended resources for your field. Hopefully, these new resources will ultimately prove to be valuable and help you become accomplished within your educational and professional lives.

If you have any questions or concerns about the items on this list, please feel free to email the library at reference@dom.edu. After all, this collection is for you. We want to make sure that we are providing you with the resources you need.

Have a happy and successful semester. We look forward to seeing you in the library.

Sincerely,

~*Barb Posinger

Graduate Student Reference Worker

Rebecca Crown Library; Dominican University

Complete Google’s Security Checkup Today and Add 2GB to your Google Drive

Google is promoting a quick and simple security checkup in honor of February 10th’s Safer Internet Day. Not only does this security checkup allow users to review the devices connected to their Google account, it also allows its users to review the locations they were recently active in. In addition, users can update all of their recovery information—recovery email, security questions, and phone numbers—in case of an account intrusion.

If you are not sold yet,  completing this checkup by February 17th comes with benefits. Google will permanently add 2 extra gigabytes to your Google Drive storage plan! A simplistic security check taking under 3 minutes is a great opportunity to assure your own privacy and gain some extra storage.

Proceed to Google’s security Checkup

 

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American Heart Month

The human heart is looked at as a symbol of love by many Americans in the month of February. However, many people do not realize that their symbol of love is at risk of disease if it is not treated with care. American Heart Month is every February and it is the perfect time for people to show their hearts some love by keeping healthy.

Being the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, cardiovascular disease is quite a threat. It prohibits millions of Americans from daily activities and causes many physical disabilities. American Heart Month opens people’s eyes to risk factors and prevention of an unhealthy heart.

Controlling your risk factors for heart disease is the first step to a healthier life. Some risk factors that the individual can control include diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; all of which can be conquered with determination.

Start off your February strong and healthy by obtaining new habits. Exercising for 30 minutes every day, reducing the intake of alcohol and tobacco, consuming a healthy diet, and reducing blood pressure are great ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. In honor of American Heart Month, join American by getting healthy to make your heart happy.

For more information on American Heart Month visit the following websites: http://www.cdc.gov/ and http://www.heart.org/

 

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Spring Break Library Hours

It’s never too early to think spring.  Dominican’s spring break is March 8 – 14.  The library is open at the following times that week:

Sunday March 8: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday March 9: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday March 10: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday March 11: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday March 12: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday March 13: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday March 14: CLOSED (Benefit Concert)

Our regular hours will resume Sunday, March 15.

Student Athletes Involved with the Reading Community

Seven student athletes headed out to Holmes Elementary school on Friday, January 23 in Oak Park to read to first grade students during their annual Rocket Into Reading program. Every year during the month of December, all of the classes compete by determining which class reads the most books. During this Reading to Holmes Elementary Schoolprogram, classes are read to by people such as a local newspaper publisher, the police chief, the fire chief, and the mayor. Dominican’s student athletes went into this project ready to read with open minds, welcoming hearts, and their favorite childhood books.

On a mission to inspire these children through reading, McKenzie Goyert, Kelli Iovino, Kaitlin Barajas, Sarah Conway, Eli Claudio, Brooks Neverly, and Zachery Sinn read to an ample amount of first graders. After reading books, the children proceeded to ask questions to our student athletes about their collegiate life. The Dominican staff members that attended are Jessica Mackinnon, Carlos Carrillo, and Ken Trendel.

Jessica Mackinnon started working with this program five years ago by sending student athletes to Holmes Elementary School annually. Expanding this experience to a wide range each elementary schools is foreseen by the Dominican faculty. With hopes to continue broadening the program, Carlos Carrillo finds it beneficial, “it is a good way of giving back and inspiring kids.” Inspiring the children of Holmes Elementary School is the first step the Dominican University Athletic Program is taking to the beginning of extending a positive influence through books.