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SFU Library Feedback

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film

July 7th, 2014
Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Author: Jeremy Hawthorn
Title: The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film
Publisher & where & when published: Ohio State University
Where you saw this item mentioned: Contact with author
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student
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A: Hello,

Thank-you for your suggestion that the Library purchase “The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film”. I have ordered a copy for the library and have asked that you be notified on its arrival.


Sincerely,


Patty Gallilee
Associate University Librarian Collections & Scholarly Communication
Simon Fraser University Library



Browzine “Open In” functionality

July 4th, 2014

Q: I just said how wonderful Browzine is, but I notice  one not-so-wonderful thing about it. I’m using an Android (v. 4.2.2) tablet.  When an article is open in Browzine, the app choices in the drop-down menu for “Open In” aren’t very useful. In particular, they do not include Acrobat Reader and other apps that will read PDFs. This seems like kind of a
weakness. (Although it is possible to send the article to Dropbox, and then go there to open it in a PDF reader. But that’s a lot of hassle, and waiting for a round trip to the cloud.)

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A: Hi,

Thank you for the feedback.  I see you have also sent this feedback to BrowZine.  I noticed the same functionality in my Android tablet and searched their FAQs and see it is also the same for iPad users.
I will follow up with the vendor and submit the same feedback.
Regards,
Janice Banser
E-Resources Access & Systems Librarian
WAC Bennett Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Institutional Economics Property, Competition, Policies, Second Edition

July 4th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase

Title: Institutional Economics Property, Competition, Policies, Second Edition
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

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A: Hello,

Your request for this title was forwarded to me as I am the Liaison Librarian for Economics.

Thank you for taking the time to recommend this title. I have ordered a copy and asked you be notified on its arrival. If you have any other suggestions for the library’s collection, please don’t hesitate to send them to me.

Best wishes,


Carla Graebner
Liaison Librarian: Economics and Government Information;
Data Curator and Digital Preservation Project Manager
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

EMBASE Database access question

July 4th, 2014

Q: Hi there,

I was wondering if undergraduate students have access to “EMBASE” database.  It comes up as Cochrane Registry database and I can’t tell if it is the same  database.

Thank you.

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A: Hello,


The library does not subscribe to the ‘EMBASE’ database.
The Cochrane Methodology Register “includes details of published articles taken from bibliographic databases (notably MEDLINE and EMBASE), and other published and unpublished sources … records include the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details) and, in many cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article.


http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB4/BVAS/resource/9991


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 2nd Edition

July 4th, 2014
Q: Suggestion for New Title PurchaseAuthor: Simon Levin (ed.)
Title: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 2nd ed
Publisher & where & when published: Academic Press, Salt Lake City UT
Where you saw this item mentioned: paper by William Rees “Avoiding Collapse” published by the CCPA
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty
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A: Hello,

Thank you very much for your suggestion to purchase the 2nd edition of the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Because this would be a larger purchase I would like to take a bit more time to evaluate the use of the first edition of which we do have the print and the online version. I will let you know once a decision has been made. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

Regards,


Ania Dymarz

Life Sciences Librarian
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Religion, Race and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880

June 27th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:

Author: Luke E. Harlow
Title: Religion, Race and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880
Publisher & where & when published: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2014

Where you saw this item mentioned: http://newbooksinhistory.com/2014/06/26/luke-e-harlow-religion-race-and-the-making-of-confederate-kentucky-1830-1880-cambridge-u

Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

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A: Hello,

Thank you for your recent purchase request.  A copy of Religion, Race and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880 is now on order for Bennett Library.  You will be notified by email when the book is available at the library.

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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together

June 27th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:

Steve Heinrichs, Ed, Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together (Herald Press, 2013)
Recommended book on Indigenous and settler reconciliation…good way to follow up on TRC
Which library?  W.A.C.Bennett (SFU Burnaby)

*****

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I am pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together for Bennett Library.

All the best,

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: Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia

June 27th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:

Author: O’Sullivan, Adrian
Title: Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia
Publisher & where & when published: ISBN 9781137427892 to be published in  August
Where you saw this item mentioned:
http://www.palgrave.com/Products/title.aspx?pid=761613
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

*****

A: Hello,

Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia by Adrian O’Sullivan for Bennett Library. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

All the best,

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

Donation of political cartoon books

June 26th, 2014

Q: Good morning. We are trying to downsize and I have come across some Roy Peterson / Alan Fotheringham political cartoon books. Would your library be interested in receiving a donation of them?

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A: Hello,

Thanks very much for thinking of SFU Library and offering us your books.

Our Special Collections/Rare Book Division has a large collection of editorial cartoons, including Peterson originals, and also holds A. Fotheringham’s archives.  We would be keen to take your books unless we already have copies.  Is it possible for you to send us a brief author & title list so we can check?

Please feel free to call me.

Thanks again for the kind offer,

Sincerely.

Tony Power
Special Collections

SFU WAC Bennett Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Quantum Measurement Theory and its Applications

June 26th, 2014

Q: Request for a New Title Purchase:

Author: Kurt Jacobs
Title: Quantum Measurement Theory and its Applications
Publisher & where & when published: Cambridge Univ Press [ISBN-10:
1107025486]

Where you saw this item mentioned: amazon.ca  (to be published Aug. 31, 2014)Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

*****

A: Hi,

Thanks for this book suggestion. It looks like it scheduled to be published on August 1st. I have placed an order for the item, so it will be delivered as soon as the publication is available.
Elyse Neufeld, BSc, MLIS
Liaison Librarian: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics
Simon Fraser University Library
8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6 Canada