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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Growing into Politics

October 20th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Growing into Politics: Contexts and Timing of Political Socialisation
Author: Simone Abendschön
Publisher & where & when published: ECPR Press. Essex, Britain. 2013.
Where you saw this item mentioned: ECPR Listserv.
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I am pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Growing into Politics: Contexts and Timing of Political Socialisation 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: Sectarianism in Iraq (Hardback and E-book)

October 20th, 2014

Q Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Sectarianism in Iraq (Hardback and E-book)
Author: Khalil Osman
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, Oct 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Publisher’s email: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138779464/?utm_source=adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sbu1_j
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I am pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Sectarianism in Iraq by Khalil Osman for SFU Library. You will receive an email notification when it is available.

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

Today’s issue of the New York Times

October 16th, 2014

Q: WHY can’t there be today’s issue of the new york times present in the belzberg library!?

A: Thanks very much for your question. We’d love to have same-day delivery of the New York Times at Belzberg. Unfortunately, the cost of an institutional subscription for same day delivery of the print version of the New York Times is prohibitive. We therefore receive our copies as part of a package of newspapers and journals at a much lower cost, resulting in a lag of about 5 days. Online articles from the New York Times are available on the same day they are published. Please don’t hesitate to ask at the Belzberg reference desk or contact me directly for information about accessing the online articles or any further questions about our subscription.

Best regards,
Karen Marotz
Head, Belzberg Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Heidegger’s way of being

October 15th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Heidegger’s way of being.
Author: Richard M Capobianco
Publisher & where & when published: Univ Of Toronto Press, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Heideggers-Way-Being-Richard-Capobianco/dp/1442649631
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your suggestion. We ordered a copy of this today. You should get an email from the Library when it’s available.

Best,
Mike McIntosh

Liaison Librarian
Belzberg Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Kennewick Man The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton

October 15th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Kennewick Man The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton
Author: Owsley, Douglas
Publisher & where & when published: Texas A & M University Press
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://tamupress.com/product/Kennewick-Man,7921.aspx?utm_source=2014+Kennewick+Man&utm_campaign=Tom+Lea&utm_medium=email
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American by Douglas Owsley 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: The day the universe changed

October 8th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: “The day the universe changed”
Author: James Burke
Publisher & where & when published: BBC 1985
Where you saw this item mentioned: This is a well known ten-part British documentary television series by science historian James Burke.
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: We’ve ordered this set. The instructor had also submitted a booking request for the video.

Donald Taylor
Interim Head, Acquisitions and Serials
Ass’t Head Access Services and IR Coordinator

Silent Study Area, 6th floor of Bennett is SILENT

October 7th, 2014

Q: People need to be reminded that the 6th floor of Bennett is SILENT. It’s extremely irritating when people are crowded around one cubicle chatting away. If you want to chat, go somewhere else. I shouldn’t have to consider putting in ear plugs on the silent floor.

A: We are sorry to hear that you were being disturbed by talking on the 6th floor of the library. In the future if this happens again please feel free to text us at 604.724.5898 or come to the circulation counter on the 3rd floor. A staff member will go to the floor and remind patrons that this is a silent study area.

Take care,
Scott MacKenzie
Head, Access Services
Library Loans

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Modern labor economics

October 6th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase – Title: Modern labor economics: theory and public policy
Author: Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Robert S. Smith
Publisher & where & when published: Pearson Education, 2015
Where you saw this item mentioned: Economic Development – Todaro and Smith
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for taking the time to recommend the library purchase “Modern labor economics: theory and public policy”. We appreciate it when people send in suggestions and try our best to accommodate them. In the case of textbooks, however, unless these are requested by instructors for course instruction, we do not typically purchase them. And, I see the library currently holds several editions of this text including the most recent 2012 edition. [http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b5740365~S1a]

The 2015 edition has not been published but when it is, you may be able to request it from another library using our interlibrary loan service [http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form] which is free.

Best,

Carla
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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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Deleuze and Pragmatism

October 1st, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Deleuze and Pragmatism
Author: Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden, Paul Patton (eds.)
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, 2014.
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9781138789531/
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: This book has been ordered and you will get an email from the Library when it’s available.
Best,
Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for Liberal Studies

We have access to that journal, but libaccess won’t let me get to it.

October 1st, 2014

Q: For some reason you can’t get Acta Crystallographica papers via lib access. For example: “To allow http://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S0567739476001551 to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file.
Within this database’s section of config.txt, either the following line must be added: Host scripts.iucr.org or, alternatively, a RedirectSafe for this host or domain may be appropriate.
After editing config.txt, the EZproxy server must be restarted to make changes take effect.”
These are really important for my research (and a lot of chemists), so it would be really nice if I could get them from off-campus. We have access to that journal, but libaccess won’t let me get to it.

A: This journal is configured for off campus access. Can you tell me the steps you are taking to get to this journal or article?
Are you searching the article or journal title on the ‘Library Search’ box on the home page [http://www.lib.sfu.ca/] or are you finding the link to the journal on our journals database page [http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB4/BVAS/journal/144291]?
Please let me know so I can try to pinpoint where the URL you indicated below is being generated.
Thank you,
Janice
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Janice Banser, E-resources Access & Systems Librarian
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University