The New York Times and The Financial Times have published lists of notable books published in 2015. The FT list is sectioned by category, including; economics, business, politics, history, science &c. The NYT list is sectioned by nonfiction and fiction. EUI members are reminded that it is possible to suggest books for acquisition by the Library. Please check the Library online Catalogue before suggesting a new title. From January 2016, EUI members will have premium access to the New York Times online. To join the premium online campus access to the Finanical Times online, EUI members should go to this Library page.
The 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year is Rise of the Robots: technology and the threat of a jobless future by Martin Ford (EUI Library shelfmark 331.137042 FOR). The other shortlisted titles were: Misbehaving: the making of behavioural economics by Richard Thaler (330.019 THA); How Music Got Free: the end of an industry, the turn of the century, and the patient zero of piracy by Stephen Witt (381.45780266 WIT); Unﬁnished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter (305.420973 SLA); Losing the Signal: the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff (338.762138456 MCN) and; Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin by Nathaniel Popper.
Nikkei Inc., the biggest business media company in Japan, announced the acquisition of The Financial Times (FT Group) from Pearson Ltd for £844 million, on the 23rd of July. EUI members can join the FT.com premium subscription via this Library page. The FT reported: “Pearson has for the past few weeks been exploring a sale of the group, which comprises the Financial Times, a number of related titles and a 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine. The deal includes the FT newspaper, FT.com, and titles such as The Banker and Investors Chronicle. But the agreement does not include the FT Group’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge and the Economist stake.” More economic news resources at the EUI.
The 2014 Financial Times ‘Book of the Year’ prize was awarded to Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) for Capital in the Twenty-First Century on 11 November. The EUI Library provides the original Capital au XXIe siècle and four copies of the English translation. This work is also available from the Library in Italian as Il Capitale nel XXI secolo. The shelfmark is 332.041 PIK. EUI members can join the premium FT.com subscription at this link.
The FT celebrated 125 years on 13 February 2013. EUI members have access to online FT.com premium content, e-alerts and the full on-screen e-paper, covering five international editions. Join the Library subscription here. A searchable archive – 1980 to 2012 – is in LexisNexis Academic. A microforms archive – 1945 to 2012 – is available on the lower floor of the Badia Library. A presentation of Economic News Sources and Databases takes place in the Library training room on Tuesday, 5 March at 13:30.