The death of music? Not likely.
Are you economics/business "geek" who also likes music? If so, this might be of interest. In September, the New York Times Freakonomics Blog did a post called What's the Future of the Music Industry? A Freakonomics Quorum. They talked to 5 smarties, from an econ professor to a music producer, about the state of the music business, how it ended up in this place, and what may or may not happen next. The comments are as interesting as the actual professional opinions.
The post also has some interesting links, including a 2004 University of Kansas Business School paper on The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales and a recent, lengthy NYT piece on Rick Rubin.
Labels: blogs, news
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The SAIS International Policy Program is hosting Professor Barrett discussing the book, with an introduction by Professor Frank Fukuyama and a commentary by Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling
Monday, December 3, 2007
Lunch served at noon, talk begins at 12:30 PM
Please RSVP or call 202-663-5786
Labels: faculty, news
But can you bake a Ginkgo Berry pie?
SAIS Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. Details:
Wednesday, November 21: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 22: CLOSED
Friday, November 23: CLOSED
Saturday, November 24: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 25: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Reserve Policies and a sneak peek at Intersession Hours
Meanwhile, if you're wondering about all those unusual yellow leaves on the ground in Dupont Circle, those are the leaves of Ginkgo trees
(see Encyc. Britannica
). For a few weeks in autumn, the trees are beautiful, especially around Swann Street in Dupont East. As is typical, beauty comes with a price: Ginkgo trees drop a lot of nasty-smelling berries
which will soon be all over the ground... and your shoes
Labels: hours, policies
New SAIS Reports online now
The November/December 2007 issue of SAIS Reports has just been released. Click on the image above for a PDF.
Contents for this issue:
Labels: news, publications, SAIS Reports
UPDATE on Proxy Access to Library Resources from Off-CampusThe proxy service for accessing the libraries’ online resources is fully functional again. Thanks for your patience as we worked through this truly puzzling problem.If you have problems with accessing library resources from off-campus, please send an e-mail describing the problem to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notetaking Just Went Paperless
Several students have asked us if it's possible to take notes in the .pdf files they download from ERes, and sure enough, it is! Foxit Reader 2.2 for Windows is a .pdf reader similar to Adobe Reader, except it's got a couple of nifty features Adobe doesn't:
So, if you're 1) tired of having to print every reading before you can start taking notes, 2) desperate to save some money on printing, or 3) interested in going as paperless as possible, download the free evaluation version of Foxit Reader 2.2 for Windows.
- Launches faster than Adobe Reader
- Includes a typewriter feature that can be used to fill out .pdf forms
- Ability to copy and past text from a .pdf
- Adobe-like interface, which makes it easy to use
- Supports many different languages, including most Asian languages
- Includes a highlighter, strikeout, underline, annotation and comment tool for quick editing of .pdf files
- Capable of installing an optional Foxit Toolbar in IE or Firefox browsers
- Free evaluation version of Foxit Reader 2.2
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