Spring, 2019 Issue of Academic BRASS Now Available

The spring, 2019 issue of the Academic BRASS newsletter is now published and can be accessed at http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/publications/academicbrass

Special thanks to webmaster Annette Buckley, and to authors Adrienne Brennecke, Sally Armstrong, Tim Tully, Nataly Blas, and Svitlana Maluzynsky.

In this issue:

Brennecke discovers what it takes to start a Research Data Center branch, so researchers can access confidential Census and health agency microdata, in “Laying the Groundwork for a Federal Statistical Research Data Center”; Armstrong describes introducing market research concepts and resources to graduate students, in “Developing a One-Page Business Plan to Guide Market Research”; Tully suggests alternatives to NAICS and SIC searches to find targeted lists of companies for sales leads, sourcing, or competitive analysis, in “Company Research Strategies for Entrepreneurship: What to Do When NAICS/SIC Fall Short”; Blas discusses analyzing the effectiveness of a Business LibGuide, in “Are My LibGuides Useful? Usability Testing on Business LibGuides”; and Maluzynsky encourages students developing business plans to consult affected Indigenous people as stakeholders, in “Embracing Reconciliation: Integrating Native-Land into Business Research.”

We hope you enjoy this recent issue! Janet Franks & Karen Chapman, Co-editors