The World Bank’s mobile applications provide quick access to the Bank's data and help the research process with useful functions. The new DataFinder app highlights the progress that’s been made at the Bank since the Open Data Initiative was launched in April 2010. For the first time, the Bank’s data are available to users on any of the three major mobile platforms and in four languages with various features.
IMF is offering free online access to the IMF eLibrary database, which provides direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more. The publications are available from the university's LAN until 30st June 2013.
Thomson Reuters launches the free online version of the popular bibliographic management tool EndNote. EndNote Basic includes storage for two gigabytes of attachments and 50,000 references, as well as the top 20 most frequently used styles. The another online service EndNote Web is basically not free, but thanks to the EISZ program it continues to be used free of charge from the Corvinus University's LAN.
The first international EconBiz Open student competition was held from March 18th to March 31st 2013. Because the library has recently joined the EconBiz Partner Network, Corvinus students were also invited to participate in the competition. Their participation was successful: Markosz Panajotu and Enikő Molnár are the first and second international winners, the third national winner is Csilla Szente. Congratulations!
The list of the winners
Educational publisher Elsevier has bought Mendeley, the provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. Many researchers are concerned about what the acquisition would mean for Mendeley's commitment to openness. For those who are skeptical about Elsevier and its intentions, we have a brief recommendation about other excellent reference-management tools:
After nearly 400 years in the slow-moving world of print, the scientific publishing industry is suddenly being thrust into a fast-paced online world of cloud computing, crowd sourcing and ubiquitous sharing. In this special issue, Nature takes a close look at the forces now at work in scientific publishing, and how they may play out over the coming decades. The articles are freely available.
An agreement of cooperation was signed on March 21st, 2013 by Zsuzsanna Nagy (director of CUB Central Library) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann (director of ZBW German National Library of Economics), by which the library has joined the partner network of the EconBiz database, the search engine for economic information.
The "Science 2.0" mini-conference was held on the occasion of this agreement with the following presentations:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW):
Science 2.0 - How Social Media Is Shaping New Research and Publication Processes
Dr. Mária Bernschütz (Edutus College):
Usage of Online Focus Group
Dr. László Kóczy (Óbuda University / HAS Institute of Economics):
What Is Offered by Science 2.0 for an Academic? - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
GreenFILE is a free research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Featuring hundreds of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology. The total number of records is approximately 612,000, and full text is provided for more than 9,100 records from open access titles. The database is freely available.
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European portal for the discovery of electronic theses and dissertations. The Ph.D. theses defended at the Corvinus University of Budapest can be found there, too, through the Corvinus Ph.D. dissertations archive. The database is freely available without restrictions.
The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is a dynamic, updated resource serving the information needs of a new generation of economists with its nearly 2,000 articles. The online edition incorporates the quarterly additions and updates with the new articles, too. The database is freely available from the university's LAN.