This world map is composed entirely of musical notation. It was created with the intention of viewing the world in musical terms. Specifically, as a symbol and model of harmony, or as the author prefers, ‘common threads.’ The entire composition is scored for 37 instruments and contains a total of 32 measures. The total playing time is approximately 40 seconds.
Wondering what it sounds like? This YouTube video performs the piece.
(detail from map)
Citation; World Beat Music. Made (and composed) by James Plakovic. Published in New York by MusicArt in 1996....Continue reading "A World Made of Music"...
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Mergent Archives which replaced Mergent WebReports. This database provides access to a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.
It contains the following:
-Historical annual reports going back to the early 1900s
-Digital copies of the printed volumes of Moody's/Mergent Manuals going back to the early 1900s
-Historical industry reports for the key industries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific
Donetsk. From Ukraïna, [topohrafichna karta]: 1:200 000. Published in Kiev by ViĭsʹKovo-kartohrafichna Fabryka in 1997.
This detailed map of Donetsk Oblast shows the area where Malaysian flight 17 went down approximately 14:15 Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday July 17th, 2014.
This map will be on display in the MSU Map Library starting Friday July 18th, 2014.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Panjiva. This database contains import and export data for more than 15 million U.S. and international companies and 35 million products. It can be used to research global suppliers and trading partners, track specific shipments, and see sourcing trends by HTS code. Access is available through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
The Gast Business Library now subscribes to Advertising Age and Data Center, including AdAge.com articles and Creativity Online. MSU's subscription links to the AdAge DataCenter. Creativity Online is accessible through the Creativity tab at the top of the page, and the AdAge website is accessible through the AdAge tab. Resources available include profiles of top advertisers, media, agencies, and more. The database can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Чикаго [Chicago]. Compiled by E. M. Kolokoltseva, edited by L. I. Komarov. Published by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1961.
During the Cold War the Soviet Union created detailed maps of other parts of the world, including the United States. The US can hardly complain, though, as the US Army Map Service and its subsequent organizations mapped at the same time plenty of foreign countries themselves. The Soviet maps were highly classified, but began to leak out of Russia shortly after the breakup of the Eastern Bloc.
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The Gast Business Library will offer time with therapy dogs for stress relief on Monday, April 28, from 1–4 p.m. in room 13. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to "paws" for a fun break. Thanks to co-sponsors the MSU Counseling Center and the Career Services Network.
Terence O'Neill, entrepreneurship librarian, is helping to organize the MSU Hackathon, to be held April 11–13 in Old Town Lansing. This event provides opportunities to network with "makers" (designers, developers, leaders, and enthusiasts), collaborate on ideas and projects, share knowledge, and learn new technologies, tools, utilities, languages, frameworks, and skills. The event will feature a special guest from GitHub. Registration is free and open to all. Register here: http://msuhackathon.org/.
Gast Business Library, as part of the MSU Libraries, is supporting a free event for Money Smart Week. On April 7 from 6–7:30 p.m. in Main Library room W449, Diann Cosme from the MSU Financial Aid Office and Paul Day from the MSU Federal Credit Union will lead Financial Health for College Students: The Tools You Need to Succeed, a workshop to help students with their personal finances and student loan debt. Contact Holly Flynn with questions.
By guest blogger Diana Rivera
Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Subject Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries
The area known as New Mexico was previously part of the Spanish crown and then Mexico where over 140 land grants were issued between 1692 and 1846 (Williams, 104). These grants provided individuals, towns and groups land and water rights for private and communal use primarily along the Rio Grande river basin. After the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Mexico ceded almost half of its land for $15,000,000 in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty...Continue reading "[Contested] Territory of New Mexico, 1903"...