Monthly Archives: October 2011

World Population Day 2011

On October 31, 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion people. For more information about World Population day see the United Nations Population Fund [UNFP]. The 7 Billion Actions Campaign sponsored by the UNFP has interactive world and regional maps.

The Watson Library has many databases for population and other important social and economic data including:

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Open Access Week: October 24 to 30, 2011

The Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Program has several fun and informative events planned to celebrate Open Access week:

Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Copyright and Electronic Filing
A workshop sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Copyright Advisory Office, the Scholarly Communication Program, and the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
October 26, 12 PM, 555 Lerner

Beyond the Copyright Wars: Fair Use, Free Speech, and Reframing the Policy Debate
A lecture by Professor Pat Aufderheide from American University, Washington, DC
Sponsored by ISERP, Columbia Libraries, and the Kernochan Center
October 27, 2 PM, 607B Journalism

Academic Commons Deposit Party
A workshop for students and faculty interested in depositing their scholarship and publications in
Columbia’s openly accessible digital repository.Please join us for refreshments and see the upgraded Digital Humanities Center.
October 27, 3:30-5 PM, 305 Butler (Digital Humanities Center)

Open Access Cordial
A happy hour for faculty and library staff.
October 27, 5 PM, Monell (Engineering) Library, Mudd

New database: ChinaScope Financial

chinascope financialChinaScope Financial offers China-focused company, sector and macro-economic data as well as the latest media reports and market developments.

The database provides [from publisher website]:

  • Company Data – comprehensive fiscal, financial and operating data series as reported by companies and industry sources.
  • Sector Data – industry-specific indicators and statistics outlining over 40 sectors,
  • MacroEconomic Data – historical and forecast Chinese economic indicators for all provinces, regions and the country as a whole, with time series as far back as the 1970s.
  • Daily News – updates of key company and market developments compiled from hundreds of major global, regional and local Chinese media. All stories are translated and presented in English and can be crossed-referenced with relevant datasets on the platform.