Archive for April, 2009

Book Review: The Pirate’s Dilemma

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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Mason, Matt.¬†The pirate’s dilemma : how youth culture is reinventing capitalism.. Free Press, 2008.

We are living in a time when music and art can be infinitely reproduced and instantaneously distributed all over the planet without cost. This book is about a new set of market conditions that are emerging, where piracy is just another business model and where remixing is a tool used to create change. Boundaries are coming down. Technology has removed old restrictions on new ideas. The Pirates Dilemma is essentially about sharing and using information in new ways.

Author Matt Mason is unconcerned with file sharing and downloading. File sharing sites make an abundance of music available from aspiring musicians and niche artists. He cites a study that shows downloading has boosted CD sales, and claims that file sharing has attracted a new type of music fan. And iTunes made the music industry more democratic.

This book is an interesting read, but it should not be attempted by readers who don’t know P. Diddy from 50-Cent, or Sex Pistols from the Ramones. Author Matt Mason makes his points through dozens of stories involving cultural icons, most of them from the music industry.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library РFuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

Problems renewing items online due to approaching graduation

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Having problems renewing your items from your online library account because you are graduating? Please call the Ford Library (660-7875) or email the Ford Library Circulation Manager and we can renew them for you.

Fuqua Job Seekers

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Knowing that there are students graduating who are still seeking permanent positions. If you are one of them, we’d like to remind you that the Ford Library can offer one-on-one assistance as well as a online tutorial.

For more information, contact the reference staff at, or call 919-660-7874.

Movies for April

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Our newest movies include:

Edge of Heaven
Encounters at the End of the World
Jodhaa Akbar
Marley & Me
Planet B-Boy
Rachel Getting Married
Seven Pounds
Slumdog Millionaire
Smart People

Stephen King’s The Langoliers ; The Stand ; Golden Years
Up the Yangtze

Reuters Research On Demand Expires

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

reuters research on demand

Thomson-Reuters has decided to discontinue access to Reuters Research on Demand for its university customers.

As a result, Duke University users will no longer have access to Reuters Research on Demand after our current subscription expires on April 30, 2009.

If you need to find analyst’s reports for companies or industries, please use Onesource or Thomson One Banker.

For further information, or assistance retrieving analyst research reports from these alternative databases, please contact the Ford Library Reference Staff.

Fuqua Book Exchange Starts Monday

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Fuqua Book Exchange

Take part in the Fuqua Book Exchange
April 6th – May 15th

Donate your gently-used books starting Monday, April 6th

Recycle* books to other students, staff, or the library. Bring a book, take a book. Free.

Bring any type of books, not just business texts. Books will be housed in a special book case in the Career section, at the back of the Ford Library.

* Any books left over will be donated to the Durham Public Library Book Sale.