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SFU Library Feedback

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014

April 2nd, 2014
Author: Gall, Carlotta
Title: Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014
Publisher & where & when published: Houghton Mifflin New York April 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: NY Times Magazine
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to say that I have ordered a copy of Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014 by Carlotta Gall 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

Comment about Factiva and Suggestion for Feedback Form

April 2nd, 2014
Factiva is truly dreadful. Just sayin’ (It would probably be better if the “holdings” page for an article took you to the right place in Factiva, but it just kind of dumps you by the side of the road.)

Also, how come this feedback form doesn’t have — under “which library?” — a way to indicate that one is referring to online resources?

A: Regarding the question about Factiva holdings information, our Electronic Journals listings for Factiva titles should direct you to the journal or newspaper’s latest headlines wherever possible.
See the following titles for example:

Wall Street Journal

South China Morning Post

CNN: CNN Newsroom

Reuters News


There are some unusual and obscure titles in our listing where the headlines linking does not work.  We could not discern a  pattern for why these titles do not work like the others, so for these ones, you would simply get logged into the Factiva database in order to conduct a search.

Factiva is also capable of direct article linking through openURL technology so long as some minimum data is provided from the original source to our link resolver service. Minimum data needed include: article title, journal/newspaper name, year or exact date of publication if a newspaper article (yyyy-mm-dd), and ISSN.

Here is a sample search for “sochi merchandise” via Library Search on our home page. The first result under “Newspaper Articles and More” directs you to our link resolver results page also known as “Where can I get this?” which will go directly to the article in the Factiva database using openURL technology.

Library Search result for “sochi merchandise”


Where can I get this? result page for “Sochi Fails to Medal in Merchandise”

Please let us know if you have any further comments or questions about accessing Factiva.
Thanks.
Sandra Wong
Electronic Resources Librarian

Reserve Book Loan

April 2nd, 2014
Hi there, I took out a reserve book on Friday that had a 24 hour loan period. I planned on having it with me for the weekend and renewing to avoid fines. However  today I had to go out of town and could not renew the book and I now have a fine of $5.00. I am not complaining about the fine, as I understand that is to make sure that students return the book on time, however I would appreciate it if the book can be renewed until Monday as I originally planned to do. I cannot come to Burnaby on Sunday because I live far from Burnaby and coming to Burnaby would take up a lot of my day.

Thank you
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: It appears this was already dealt with by Loans staff on the weekend. In cases like this it is probably best to call the Circulation desk  778-782-4345, which I guess you did in the end
take care
Scott
Head, Access Services

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Coming to Our Senses

April 2nd, 2014
Author: J. Kabat-Zinn
Title: Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Publisher & where & when published:
Where you saw this item mentioned: conference
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for suggesting the title Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness.  I have ordered this book for SFU Library and have asked that the book be placed on hold for you.  You will be notified when it is available.

All the best,
Tosha Tsang
Education Liaison Librarian
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Education and the Common Good

April 2nd, 2014
Author: John Gingell (ed.)
Title: Education and the Common Good: Essays in Honor of Robin Barrow
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned:http://www.amazon.ca/Education-Common-Good-Essays-Barrow/dp/0415518342
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your book suggestion.  You’ll be pleased to know SFU Library already has an electronic copy of Education and the Common Good: Essays in Honor of Robin Barrow which you can access here:


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,
Tosha Tsang
Education Liaison Librarian
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction

March 26th, 2014
Author: Fox, Michael Allen
Title: Understanding Peace : A comprehensive introduction
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, New York, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Scholar presentation
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks very much for the suggested purchase.  I have placed the book on order and once it arrives and has been processed you will receive an email and be able to borrow it.

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian
Sociology / Anthropology

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Biomapping Indigenous Peoples

March 26th, 2014
Author: Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick, Sandrine Tolazzi
Title: Biomapping Indigenous Peoples: Towards an Understanding of the Issues (Cross/Cultures – Readings in the Post/Colonial Literature)
Publisher & where & when published: Rodopi 2012
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Biomapping Indigenous Peoples: Towards an Understanding of the Issues edited by Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick and Sandrine Tolazzi for SFU 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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Genealogical Science

March 26th, 2014
Author: Nadia Abu El-Haj
Title: The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology
Publisher & where & when published: University of Chicago Press, 2012
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology by Nadia Abu El-Haj for SFU 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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Place of Memory in the Composition and Practice of Liturgy

March 26th, 2014

Author: Peter Atkins
Title: Memory and Liturgy: The Place of Memory in the Composition and Practice of Liturgy
Publisher & where & when published: Ashgate, UK, 2003
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754608707
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thank you for taking the time to make a book request. Unfortunately, this title is outside the scope of our collections policy. As there are no religious studies or theology departments at SFU, our limited collections funds are dedicated to supporting the main research areas at SFU. However, I note that you are a staff member of SFU. Accordingly, please feel free to place an interlibrary loan request for this title: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form

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

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Reciprocating Pumps

March 26th, 2014
Author: Terry L.Henshaw
Title: Reciprocating Pumps
Publisher & where & when published: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Where you saw this item mentioned: Library of U of V
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for suggesting we purchase a copy of Reciprocating Pumps by Terry L. Henshaw. I’ve ordered this title and asked that a hold be placed on it for you, so you’ll be notified when it is ready to borrow.

If you need this title immediately, please also order it as an interlibrary loan (for free) here: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form. The order I placed could take a few weeks or a few months to arrive, depending on how long it takes to receive the title. If you need to use it this term, I would strongly suggest that you also order it as an interlibrary loan. Books requested as interlibrary loans generally take 4-8 business days to arrive.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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