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Archive for January, 2012

Suggestions for New Title Purchase: Principles of human knowledge & Critique of pure reason

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Author: George Berkeley, edited with an introduction by Howard Robinson.
Title: Principles of human knowledge and Three dialogues
Publisher & where & when published: Oxford University Press, 2009
Where you saw this item mentioned:
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)

Author: Immanuel Kant. Transl. and ed. by Paul Guyer …
Title: Critique of pure reason
Publisher & where & when published: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000
Where you saw this item mentioned:
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)

A.
Hi,
I ordered the books you suggested today. You should receive an email from the library when they are available.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for Philosophy

Account status

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Q. When I try to check the status of my account, “your patron privileges have expired in large red letters greet me.

The reason I assume this has happened is that I had the status of my account changed for me from Alumnus to Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars. Apparenlty my payment for my next year’s dues were late (I do not know whether or not they got them; I got an email from them telling me they were late after I’d already sent the cheque)

To make a long story short, can you switch my status back to alumnus.

A. Hi,

I updated your record so it now expires on January 16th. Hopefully your cheque will arrive by then and your record will be updated correctly at that time.

You have two books due today and two more due on the 13th that you should now be able to renew online

take care
scott

Scott Mackenzie
Head, Access Services

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Ordinary Differential Equations

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Author: Morris Tenenbaum and Harry Pollard
Title: Ordinary Differential Equations
Publisher & where & when published: Dover Publications, October 1, 1985
Where you saw this item mentioned:
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A. Thank you for your suggestion. I have ordered the book you requested “Ordinary Differential Equations” by Tenenbaum and Pollard, and you will be notified via email as soon as it becomes ready for pick up at Bennett Library.

Best wishes,
Ivana

Ivana Niseteo, MA, MLIS
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Linguistics, French, Humanities, French Cohort in Arts

Talking and eating in the library

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Q.
about 9:50 p.m., 15 Dec

Just left computer area on 2nd flr, SE corner. Several guys talking and eating pizzas — big pizza boxes laying around computer.

PLEASE PATROL THIS AREA BETTER. Often loud talkers and food eating.
Thanks

A. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Alas unfortunately some students take the food policy too liberally. For budgetary reasons there is no regular patrol of the area but if this occurs again, feel free to talk to a staff member on the 3rd floor and we’ll follow up.

Todd M. Mundle
Associate University Librarian

Access to download a paper

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Q. Hello. I am an SFU student trying to download this paper: Qualities of thoughtful social studies classes: an empirical profile – from the Journal of Curriculum Studies, Volume 22, Issue 3, 1990. http://www.tandfonline.com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/doi/abs/10.1080/0022027900220304

Do I not have access to this?
Thanks

A. Hello,

According to the holdings information for the Journal of Curriculum Studies, our access entitlement begins with 1997 at volume 29, issue no. 1.

http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB/BVAS/journal/142639

We have print holdings for the back issues of this title in the Bound Journals section of Bennett Library, located on the 6th floor:

http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b1647302~S1a

Journals are shelved alphabetically by the name of the journal and photocopiers are located on the 6th floor as well.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have further questions.

Sandra Wong, Electronic Resources Librarian.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Who Wants unions?

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Author: Directed by Laszlo Barna and Laura Alper Produced by Mark Zannis
Title: Who Wants unions?
Publisher & where & when published: Natioanl Film Board (short Documentary)
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=13712
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank you for your suggestion. I am letting you know that I have ordered the film you requested Who Wants Unions?, although it is not possible for me to say at this point whether the film is actually available for purchase or not, since it is from 1982. If we are able to purchase this film, you will be notified via email when it becomes ready for pick up.

Best wishes,
Ivana

Ivana Niseteo, MA, MLIS
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Linguistics, French, Humanities, French Cohort in Arts

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Something to Eat, A Place to Sleep and Someone Who Gives A Damn; A Film about Homelessness

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Author: Meson, Leslie
Title: Something to Eat, A Place to Sleep and Someone Who Gives A Damn; A Film about Homelessness
Publisher & where & when published: [Vancouver] – Moving Pictures Production
Where you saw this item mentioned: Vancouver Public Library; id 1804547
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. Thank you for your suggestion. The film you requested for purchase “Something to Eat, A Place to Sleep and Someone Who Gives A Damn : A Film about Homelessness” is now on order. The library will contact you when it becomes available.

Best wishes,
Ivana

Ivana Niseteo, MA, MLIS
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Linguistics, French, Humanities, French Cohort in Arts

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: immersion into noise

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Author: joseph nechvatal
Title: immersion into noise joseph nechvatal
Publisher & where & when published: University of Michigan
Where you saw this item mentioned:
Acquire for which library?: Belzberg (SFU Vancouver)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank you for your suggestion. The book you requested for purchase Immersion into Noise by Joseph Nechvatal is actually an open source title available through Open Humanities Press http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html . You can download it free of charge or read it online.

Cheers,
Ivana

Ivana Niseteo, MA, MLIS
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Linguistics, French, Humanities, French Cohort in Arts

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Author: Foth, M. et al.
Title: From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support
Publisher & where & when published: MIT, 2011
Where you saw this item mentioned: Intewebs
Acquire for which library?: Belzberg (SFU Vancouver)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank you for your recent book request. I’ve ordered a copy of this book “on demand” for you, so you will notified by email when it is purchased, catalogued, and ready for pick-up by you.

Best wishes,
Yolanda

Yolanda Koscielski, MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Criminology, Engineering, and Computing Science