Archive for January, 2007


January 31, 2007

Joost Depuydt will explain the use of databases of the library on Thursday February 15 (13:30). Staff and doctoral students of the Human Sciences are invited. The sessions are being held in auditorium G. Eyskens, lokaal 00.10, Dekenstraat 2.
More info here.


iPod Index

January 31, 2007

An Australian bank has developed a new indicator for foreign exchange movements based on Apple’s iPod music player, and as an alternative to the long-standing Big Mac Index.

In 1986, The Economist magazine launched an index based on the McDonalds hamburger as a way of assessing whether a particular currency was under- or overvalued against other currencies. The Economist’s Big Mac Index is as a way of looking at purchasing powers, and has a good track record in predicting the direction of currencies.

A writer on the website criticizes the iPod Index. iPods are manufactured in China. They don’t reflect the local production costs as the Big Mac Index does, says the author of the article.

(Source:, Sidney Morning Herald)

Infosessions Bel-First

January 26, 2007

The library will organize Bel-First infosessions on February 14 (14:00) and February 20 (10:00) in Bibsem 2. You can subscribe at Toledo.

Econbiz in your browser

January 24, 2007

Econbiz developed a plugin for the latest generation of Mozilla browsers (Firefox, Netscape 7). More info here @ Econbiz.

Scopus adds seven million records

January 23, 2007
The scientific database Scopus will be updated with with seven million abstracts. Scopus has an agreement with Springer, Nature Publishing Group, American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics. Scopus wants to upgrade the quality of the database

Source: Informatie Professional

Free copies of the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal Europe

January 23, 2007

In our library you find some copies of the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal Europe. Please take a free copy.

New blog in FETEW

January 22, 2007

The research department Marketing & Organisation also has a blog: