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SFU alumni access to Library Services

January 8th, 2015

Q: Hello, I am an SFU alumnus (completed my degree in 2005) and I am interested in using services and online databases from SFU’s library. I believe that I still have my student card, but I am wondering what else I need or need to do in order to use these services? Also, if I am interested in doing any research from home, I am unclear as to whether I would have access to databases such as JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, or whether I would need to access these databases on campus?
Thank you for your assistance.

A: Thank you for your interests in the library services. One of the Alumni privileges is the use of Library resources and services. Alumni can access almost all electronic resources (this includes JSTOR and Academic Search Premier) if they are on campus using a computer at one of the campus libraries: Bennett, Belzberg or Surrey. Off-campus access for alumni is available only for those resources listed at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/services-for-you/alumni#electronic.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.
Regards,

Elaine
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Elaine Shu, Serials Specialist, Simon Fraser University Library (www.lib.sfu.ca)

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Kepler Problem

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: The Kepler Problem
Author: bruno Cordani
Publisher & where & when published: Birkhauser Springer 2003

A: Thanks very much for recommending this book for purchase. An ebook copy of “The Kepler Problem” is now on order for the SFU Library. You should receive an email once this book has arrived.

Thanks,
Jenna


Jenna Thomson B.Sc., M.L.I.S.
Liaison Librarian for Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics & Actuarial Science.
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Is the goddess a feminist?

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase

Title: Is the goddess a feminist?
Author: Hiltebeitel, Alf & Erndl, Kathleen M.
Publisher & where & when published: New York University Press
Where you saw this item mentioned: Bibliography on Goddess Kali
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks very much for the suggested title. I have put it on the list of items for purchase for next fiscal year. In the mean while it is available both at the UBC Library and through our inter-library loan service.

Best wishes

Moninder Bubber
Information and Instruction
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Empathy, Form, and Space

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics, 1873–1893
Author: Conrad Fiedler, Adolf Göller, Adolf Hildebrand, August Schmarsow, Robert Vischer, and Heinrich Wölfflin
Publisher & where & when published: University fo Chicago Press
Where you saw this item mentioned: article
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks very much for recommending this book for purchase. Unfortunately, the subject is a bit outside of our collection scope and funds for buying new books are pretty tight at the moment as we approach the end of the fiscal year. So unfortunately we won’t be able to purchase a copy at this time but if you need this one for your research I would recommend ordering it from another library through our free Interlibrary Loan service: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form Books that are available to be borrowed from other Canadian libraries are generally delivered to SFU for pick up in about 4 – 8 days.

Hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions.
Best wishes, Hope


Hope Power
Assistant Head, Information & Instruction
Liaison Librarian for Education
W.A.C. Bennett Library (Burnaby)
Simon Fraser University

Early Canadian Women Writers database

January 7th, 2015

Q: Regarding the SFU data base for Early Canadian Women Writers, you have incorrectly ascribed the publication date of Martha Banning Thomas’ book of verse, “Poems for People,” as 1928. The actual publication date, stated on the title-page, is 1925. You may verify this by checking the AMICUS data base for the copy which I sold LAC some 5 years ago.
-David Ewens
-David Ewens Rare Books.

A: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The scholars who work on this database have now made the change to the record.

All the best,

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Endangered Languages

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language.
Author: Austin, Peter K., Sallabank, Julia
Documentation and Revitalization.
Publisher & where & when published: cambridge University Press. 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Advertisement in Renaud Bray Books in section of Language Revitalization.

A: Thank you for your suggestion. The book “Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization” is now on order for you, and the library will notify you via email once it becomes available for pickup.

Cheers,

Ivana
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Ivana Niseteo, MA, MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Linguistics, Humanities, French & French Programs (FASS), Engineering, and Computing Science
Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Youth Violence An International Crisis

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Youth Violence An International Crisis
Author: James W Miller
Publisher & where & when published: Createspace United States Dec 2009
Where you saw this item mentioned: Surrey Public Library
Your affiliation: SFU Alumna/Alumnus

A: Thank you for taking the time to make a book request. Unfortunately, as we are now approaching the end of this fiscal year, I am unable to fulfill most new book purchase requests. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

Best wishes,

Yolanda

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Yolanda Koscielski, MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Criminology & Psychology
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Minds without Meanings

January 7th, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:
Title: Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts
Author: Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Publisher & where & when published: MIT Press, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://mymindonbooks.com/?p=8508
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for the request. I’ve ordered the book and placed it “On demand” for you, so you will receive an e-mail when it is ready for pickup here at Surrey.

Kind regards,
Holly

Holly Hendrigan
Fraser Library, SFU Surrey

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: On reflection

January 2nd, 2015

Q:Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: On reflection : an essay on technology, education, and the status of thought in the twenty-first century
Author: Ellen Rose.
Publisher & where & when published: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: EDUC 710
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks very much for recommending this book for purchase. A copy of “On reflection: an essay on technology, education, and the status of thought in the twenty-first century” is now on order for the SFU Bennett Library. You should receive an email once this book’s arrived and is available to be checked out.
If you have any questions just let me know.

Best wishes, Hope

Hope Power
Assistant Head, Information & Instruction
Liaison Librarian for Education
W.A.C. Bennett Library (Burnaby)
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education

January 2nd, 2015

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: Matthias Barth
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge 711 3rd ave, NYC 10017; 2015
Where you saw this item mentioned: Routledge Publishing ISBN 978-0-415-83374-5 $ 978-0-203-48835-5
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks very much for recommending this book for purchase. I checked in to this and it turned out to be slightly less expensive to purchase an e-book copy (rather than a print copy) of this one. So an online version of “Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education” has now been ordered and you should receive an email once it’s available to be accessed online via SFU Library.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Best wishes, Hope

Hope Power
Assistant Head, Information & Instruction
Liaison Librarian for Education
W.A.C. Bennett Library (Burnaby)
Simon Fraser University