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Piping Up

SFU Library Feedback

Temperature in the Bennett Library

November 26th, 2014

Q: Why is it so hot on the 2nd floor of the library?? I am here late right now (Nov.25 1:35 am) and I’m cooking in my seat with a T-shirt on and with both the windows open right next to me.
Can we please turn the heat down?
W.A.C.Bennett (SFU Burnaby)

A: Thank you for your feedback,
I’ve submitted a request to our HVAC department to investigate and remedy the over heating problem on the 2nd floor.

Garth
Library Building and Equipment Services

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Shi’i Sectarianism in the Middle East

November 26th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Shi’i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism
Author: Elisheva Machlis
Publisher & where & when published: I.B. Tauris, London, UK, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Shii-Sectarianism-Middle-East-Modernisation/dp/178076720X
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thanks very much for your suggested purchase. I have ordered the title and you will a notification once it has arrived and been processed.

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian
Sociology/Anthropology

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Handbook of Motivation Science

November 20th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Handbook of Motivation Science
Author: James Y. Shah & Wendi L. Gardner
Publisher & where & when published: The Guildford Press; 2007
Where you saw this item mentioned: In the online catalogue

A: Thank you for your request. You will be pleased to know that this title is already in the SFU Library’s Collection. It is an electronic resource and our institution has unlimited access to this book. http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b5504794~S1a

If I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Christine E. Manzer
Collections Management Assistant
Simon Fraser University Library
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Q: Sorry to bug you! I realize the library has it as an e-book. Is there any way to get a print copy of it? I couldn’t read an entire book on my computer!

A: Thanks for the request. Unfortunately, our Psychology book budget does not usually permit us to purchase alternative formats for books at the moment. However, you should be able to obtain a reader-friendly *print* version of this book using interlibrary loan. In fact, you can request any e-book you wish to read in print via interlibrary loan. The request form can be found here: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form
Hope that helps!

Best wishes,
Yolanda

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: World Energy Outlook 2014

November 14th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: World Energy Outlook 2014
Author: International Energy Agency
Publisher & where & when published: November 12th, 2014 details in link below
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.iea.org/W/bookshop/477-World_Energy_Outlook_2014
Your affiliation: SFU Alumna/Alumnus

A: Thank you for your suggestion; we appreciate your taking time to make a recommendation for our collection. Currently we have ongoing access to the annual IEA World Energy Outlook through our subscription to the OECD iLibrary [http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB4/BVAS/resource/5867]. Access to the OECD iLibrary is available to current SFU staff, faculty and students. Alumni may access the OECD iLibrary and other resources from within the library on-campus after obtaining guest Internet access or updating your information with our staff. See Services for you: Alumni for further information [http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/services-for-you/alumni].

Best,
Carla Graebner

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Carla Graebner
Data Curator and Digital Preservation Project Manager;
Liaison Librarian: Economics and Government Information
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Sites of popular music heritage

November 13th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Sites of popular music heritage: memories, histories, places
Author: Sara Cohen (editor)
Publisher & where & when published: New York: Routledge 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: UBC library catalogue
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for suggesting that we consider the following title for the SFU Library collection. Your request was forwarded to me as the librarian for Communication and Contemporary Arts, because this title appears to be about popular music and cultural heritage. I have ordered this title as a print edition and put it on hold for you. When it arrives, it will be processed and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to use.
Best wishes,
Sylvia Roberts

Sylvia Roberts , MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Communication and Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology

November 13th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology
Author: Osborne, James F.
Publisher & where & when published: SUNY Press, Albany, 2014
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology edited by James F. Osborne for Bennett Library. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

All the best,
-Jenna

Jenna Walsh, BA, MLIS
Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies and Political Science
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Muslims and Crusaders

November 13th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Muslims and Crusaders: Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382
Author: Christie, Niall
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, June 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Publisher’s Email: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138022744/
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your recent suggestion for our collection. I have ordered a copy of Muslims and Crusaders: Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382 on demand, so you will be notified when the book is available for pick up at the Belzberg Library.

Best wishes,
Rebecca Dowson

Liaison Librarian: English and History
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada

Suggestion for New Title Purchases: eco language reader & House of Deer

November 13th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchases
Title: eco language reader
Author: Brenda Iijima
Publisher & where & when published: Nightboat (January 19, 2010)

Title: House of Deer
Author: Steensen, Sasha
Publisher & where & when published: Fence Books (2014)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for your recent purchase suggestions! Copies of House of Deer and eco language reader are now on order for the SFU Library. You will be notified by email when the books are available for pick up.

Best,
Rebecca Dowson

Liaison Librarian: English and History
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada

Automated Book Deposit

November 13th, 2014

Q: Hello, I have not been regularly checking my SFU email as I am not in classes this semester but I just saw notifications of an overdue book. The problem is that I returned the book to the WAC Bennett library at the end of my course. I used the automated book deposit at the front entrance of the library but being unfamiliar with the system, I accidentally returned the book incorrectly. When I returned the book I received an error message which read that the book was not properly checked in but would be manually checked in once it came off the conveyor belt. I thought no more about it because I trusted that that would happen. I see now that that wasn’t the case and I am wondering how I should proceed now. Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

A: That is how the automated book deposit works. Any books it can’t check in are put in an end bin where they are checked in by staff every hour or so. I am not sure what happened to your book. I checked the stacks and it is not on the shelf. Please check again to see if you still have it (possibly you returned another book instead?) and I will begin further search procedures here. The book has been marked as ‘claimed returned’ and if we find it we will remove it and any associated fines from your library record. While we are searching, there is an appeal bypass on your library record so that you can continue to check out books.

Chuk Goodin (cgoodin@sfu.ca)
Library Loans Supervisor

22 Annual Norris Cartoon Book Collection from July 1952 (2nd book) to June 1978 (27th book)

November 10th, 2014

Q: I have a collection of 22 annual Norris Cartoon books (Vancouver Sun cartoonist) from July 1952 (2nd book) to June 1978 (27th book). Would these be of any interest to the SFU collection of Norris Cartoons?

A: Thank you very much for the offer of the twenty two annual Norris cartoon books. SFU has three sets of this collection so I will have to decline your offer. Thank you again for thinking of SFU.
Regards, Eric Swanick.


Eric L.Swanick
Head,Special Collections/Gifts Librarian
W.A.C.Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby,BC V5A 1S6