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Noisy study floor

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Another thing about the "study floor" since the taking down of the wooden cubicle things, the study floor has become extremely loud. People chat with their friends, laugh at funny youtube videos together - at full volume, and
this makes it very difficult to work. Are the wooden cubicles coming back anytime soon? The study floor is about the same feel as the 3rd floor computer area, and I'm commuting and if I need a computer it sucks that there's nowhere quiet to work anymore.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Handbook of Economic Organization Integrating Economic and Organization Theory

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Hello, I was wondering if SFU has access to Elgaronline, the e-book service of the publishing house Edward Elgar. The title I need is the following:

Handbook of Economic Organization Integrating Economic and Organization Theory
Edited by Anna Grandori

Thanks,

A. Your request for the "Handbook of Economic Organization Integrating Economic and Organization Theory" was forwarded to me as Economics Librarian.

Availability of ebooks for downloading

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Hi there,
I was wondering if there are ebooks that we can borrow and download for 21 days to our kindles and other ereading devices like most public libraries offer. I basically consume all of my books in this format and I know that more and more people are turning to this book format everyday. I enjoy the selection of ebooks the library has but I do not think I have seen any that you can actually download to your mobile device. It would be really convenient to add that to the library services if it is not available yet. Thanks!

Headphone jacks broken

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Half of the computers the headphone jack is broken on. Today I had to test out 5 computers to find one which I can plug my headphones into. This was on the study floor, and forced me to disrupt the students around me.

A. Library Systems has investigated the issue, it seems the Headphone Jacks are not physically damaged. We believe the problem to be related to the master volume control on the PCs. For you convenience I have included the instructions below.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Tomorrow We're All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Tomorrow We're All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs
Title: Leigh Binford
Publisher & where & when published: University of Texas Press
Where you saw this item mentioned: web
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. You will be happy to know that we have already purchased the book and it can be accessed through this link:
http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b6248098~S1a

Thanks
Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian
Sociology / Anthropology

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Legal Pluralism and Shari'a Law

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Possamai, A., Richardson, J. & Turner, B. (Eds)
Title: Legal Pluralism and Shari'a Law
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge
Where you saw this item mentioned: Publisher's Bulletin:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415826334/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ln_political_philosoph
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. I have placed this title on order and once it arrives and has been processed you will receive an email and will be able to borrow it.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Song of Songs: A feminist companion to the Bible

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Brenner, Athalya and Fontaine, Carol R.
Title: The Song of Songs: A feminist companion to the Bible
Publisher & where & when published: Shefield Academic Press, Shefield, UK 2000
Where you saw this item mentioned: Bibliography
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. A copy of the book you suggested "The Song of Songs : A feminist companion to the Bible" by A. Brenner and C.R. Fontaine is now on order, so you will be notified by email when it becomes available for pick-up at Bennett Library. Thanks for your suggestion!

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Alison Pargeter
Title: The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power
Publisher & where & when published: Saqi Books, revised edition, April 9 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: amazon.ca
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank you for your book suggestion. I am pleased to inform you that I have ordered your requested title for Bennett Library. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Sugirtharajah, R.S.
Title: Voices from the margin
Publisher & where & when published: Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2006
Where you saw this item mentioned: referred in an article
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. Thank you for your suggestion. A copy of the book "Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World" by R. Sugirtharajah is now on order, and you will be notified by email when it becomes available for pick-up at Bennett Library.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Druker, Steven M.
Title: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
Publisher & where & when published: Clear River Press, US, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Amazon.com
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. Thank you for your request. I have ordered a copy of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth on demand for you. You will be notified via email when this title is available to be picked up.

Best,
Megan
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Megan L. Crouch
Health Sciences Librarian
Collections Librarian