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SFU Library Feedback

Access UBC eBook with SFU ID

October 30th, 2014

Q: I want to access the eBook of “Woman’s Body, Woman’s Word” by Malti-Douglas, Fedwa which is available online at UBC at this link: http://gw2jh3xr2c.search.serialssolutions.com/?sid=sersol&SS_jc=TC0000559525&title=Woman%27s%20body%2C%20woman%27s%20word%20%3A%20gender%20and%20discourse%20in%20Arabo-Islamic%20writing
Is it possible to do so with my SFU ID?

A: There is a reciprocal borrowing agreement that may be of help in getting access to this e-resource. However, it is at the discretion of UBC as to what they allow reciprocal borrowers to access, please contact them for clarification. See the link below for more information on how to acquire reciprocal borrowing privileges and for UBC contact information.

http://services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing-services/reciprocal-borrowing/visiting-ubc/

SFU library does have this title in print and you can place a hold on it by clicking on this link and filling out the form: http://at.sfu.ca/tDaHLW

Regards,
Janice
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Janice Banser, E-resources Access & Systems Librarian
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Philosophy’s moods

October 30th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Philosophy’s moods : the affective grounds of thinking
Author: Hagi Kenaan, Ilit Ferber (eds)
Publisher & where & when published: Springer, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Philosophys-Moods-Affective-Contributions-Phenomenology/dp/9400738250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413653207&sr
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your suggestion. This book will be ordered shortly, and you will get an email from the Library when it’s available.

Best,
Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for Liberal Studies

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Living in Balance – ebook

October 28th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: eBook: Living in Balance: a Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World
Author: Joel Levey; Michelle Levey
Publisher & where & when published: New York : Divine Arts, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Professional listserve

A: Thanks for your book request. I have ordered a copy on demand for you, for pick-up at Belzberg. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pick-up.

Best wishes,
Yolanda Koscielski
Liaison Librarian for Criminology and Psychology

Canadian Newsstand database at SFU

October 24th, 2014

Q: Hello, I wanted to comment on the Canadian Newsstand database at SFU. This resource unfortunately is not accurate reflecting Canadian news coverage. We did a comparison search with the Canadian Newsstand Complete database, accessible at UBC versus the one at SFU. We found over 2 times the amount of article on our topic area. This is significant if people are trying to do media related research that is national in scope. If SFU could subscribe to the more comprehensive database, this would be appreciated, or at least note that the coverage is NOT nationally complete and that other resources are available through other libraries. This would prevent inaccurate research results.

A: Thank you for the feedback.
You are right, the UBC library database, ‘Canadian Newsstand Complete’ is more comprehensive than the ‘Canadian Newsstand’ Simon Fraser University library subscribes to.
Simon Fraser University library subscribes to Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies collection and Canadian Newsstand Pacific collections only, whereas UBC also has Black Press plus the Prairie, Ontario, TorStar, Atlantic and Quebec collections.
Please let us know if you have further questions.

Regards,
Janice
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Janice Banser, E-resources Access & Systems Librarian
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Rankine’s Citizen

October 23rd, 2014

Q Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Citizen
Author: Claudia Rankine
Publisher & where & when published: Graywolf, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Lots of press
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for your recent purchase suggestion! A copy of Rankine’s Citizen is now on order for the Library. You will be notified by email when the book is available for pick up at Belzberg.

Cheers,
Rebecca Dowson
Information and Instruction

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Unifying the Mind

October 22nd, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models
Author: David Danks
Publisher & where & when published: The MIT Press; 1 edition (September 5, 2014)
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Unifying-Mind-Cognitive-Representations-Graphical/dp/0262027992/
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for suggesting this title. I’ve just ordered a copy of Unifying the Mind by David Danks for the collection at Surrey. You’ll be notified by email when it’s available to borrow.
Please feel free to send any future collection suggestions to me directly.

Thanks again,
Shane
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Shane Plante
Liaison Librarian for the School of Interactive Arts + Technology, Science, and Applied Science (Surrey)
Fraser Library, SFU Surrey

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Place in research

October 22nd, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Place in research: Theories, methodologies, methods
Author: Marcia McKenzie
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge
Where you saw this item mentioned: conference
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks very much for your suggested purchase. You will be happy to know that we will be receiving this through our approval plan for Sociology. I have requested that you receive an email once it has arrived and been processed.

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian
Sociology/Anthropology

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