Information Center

Introduction

The MSM Information Center is a sophisticated multi-functional resource center. Students have access to a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to every aspect of their study. The Information Center features the most advanced online knowledge tools. The ICT-platform has 50 computers and state-of-the-art facilities to deliver computer based courses. The Information Center specializes in English language literature in the field of management, finance, information technology, operations, environment, accounting, marketing, tourism and economics. It comprises a foundation for in-depth study in management education.

Infocenter Portal

Access to the library catalogue, databases and other relevant links (for MSM staff and registered MSM students)
The Information Center has recently installed the V-smart web-based integrated library software to simplify the management of its collection and to provide faculty and students with improved access to its resources.

Facilities available via the portal:  infocenter.msm.nl

1. Library catalogue V-smart
2. EDS: Ebsco Discovery Service (A-Z electronic journal list included)
3. Databases:
– Business Source Complete and Regional Business News (Ebsco)
– Emerald Management Extra 125 (Emerald)
– ScienceDirect Business, Management and Accounting (Elsevier)
4. Delicious

Collection

The Information Center contains around 17,000 books. Most journal subscriptions are available in electronic format via databases. There is also a growing collection of research papers by MSM students worldwide, as well as theses, dissertations, newspapers and dictionaries. An international thesaurus is used to classify the materials. At the beginning of 2010 the Information Center created a portal where registered staff and students can access the library catalog, databases, electronic title list and other relevant links.

Services

Information requests
The Information Center accepts requests via:

Phone: +31 43 38 70 877
Mail: Endepolsdomein 150, 6229 EP Maastricht
Fax: + 31 43 38 70 800
E-mail: infocenter@msm.nl

We try to help you as much as we can in finding an appropriate answer for your questions.

Inter Library Loan
This service is only available for registered students and staff. Inter Library Loan is a service for borrowing books and obtaining articles from other libraries through a national system or even international if necessary.

Facilities
The ICT-platform in the Information Center is fully equipped with 50 multimedia pc‹s with internet access and many software applications. Scanning and printing facilities are also available. The Inter Llibrary Loan System enables students to retrieve information not present in the Information Center from other libraries.

At the Information Desk students can buy photocopy cards (€ 1.20 for 15 copies / € 2.80 for 35 copies).

ID Card

MSM students are given permission to use the Information Center facilities during their entire program. The student ID-card distributed in the beginning of the program gives you also access to the facilities of the Information Center.

This does not apply to the participants of three-week programs and Outreach attachments. These participants will have the same rights to use the facilities of the Information Center but will not be given an ID- card because of their short stay at MSM.

Regulations

The Information Center is a place for study, research and discussion.

All facilities of the Information Center are available for students and staff, free of charge. A membership-card is needed. External users may incidentally use facilities, but will be charged for printouts and interlibrary loan.

Students and staff can borrow books and magazines. Dictionaries, recent magazines and newspapers are not available for borrowing.

The loan period for students is 2 weeks. The loan period for staff is 1 month. Reserved items need to be returned at once. The cost of lost material will be charged from the loaner.

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