Six Quick Points/ Winter 2015-16
Updates from MSU's AJB-COB Librarian
Welcome Back, College of Business!
Updates from the library to start the New Year and semester.
Belated congratulations to Tamela Darnell of the Small Business Development Center on receiving Murray State's Administrative Person of the Year Award, as well as to Dr. Wayne Tervo, Dr. Murphy Smith, and Honors grad Jenifer Axtell of Accounting on receiving the 2015 Distinguished Research Award during the Allied Academies Fall Conference.
Hope your break was great! -AJ
4. Featured Work: “Routledge Companion to Business in Africa”
Call it a hot streak for Dr. Ezumah and Dr. Muuka, who also co-authored a peer-reviewed paper with Dr. Kevin Qualls (JMC) that took home the "Best Paper Award" at the Academy of Business Research International Conference.
5. New Stuff Alert: #NYT Edition
6. Quick Links
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj (the Trinidadian-born rapper of the song Anaconda) is convincingly arguing that traditional record industry metrics--which do not currently count the number of streams to record sales--are holding her album The Pinkprint back from triple platinum status. Her argument is not without precedence. For instance, in 2013, Billboard began to include YouTube views to more accurately reflect the popularity of songs. These two occurrences echo efforts of university faculty whom are likewise seeking out "new ways of providing evidence of their changing scholarly value" in a landscape altered by the web. As discussions around "altmetrics" increasingly filter in, keep an ear to the stereo for lessons of music culture that may be applied to scholarly communications. In 2016, we bid farewell to a year that one music critic described as "one in which the old metrics of success continued to be even more redundant."