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Academic Textbooks for Donation

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Hi, I have a number of academic textbooks that I am looking to sell. They
were used for university courses at UVIC and Royal Roads. Does the library or
the bookstore buy used textbooks?

A. Hello,
Unfortunately the Library does not buy textbooks. However we can accept them as donations to the annual United Way campus book sale.

It looks possible though that you can sell some of them to the campus booksore:
http://sfu.collegestoreonline.com/ePOS/form=robots/catalog.html&this_category=221&store=472&design=472

Yours,

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Mariana Mazzucato, The Entrepreneurial State

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Q. Can the university purchase "Mariana Mazzucato, The Entrepreneurial State" Anthem Press ISBN 9780857282521 June 2013?

A. Thank you for taking the time to recommend this title for purchase by the SFU Library. I have ordered it and asked it be placed 'on demand' for you so the book will be held for you when it arrives. You will receive an email advising you when it is ready to pick up.

Best,
Carla
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Carla Graebner
Liaison Librarian: Economics and Government Information;
Data Curator and Digital Preservation Project Manager

Refworks is not working

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Hello, I am attempting to work on a research proposal due on Wed. Refworks is currently down. (404 URL not found) There is no announcement that there is maintenance today. Refworks also happened on the July long weekend in the morning. I work full time and really depend on weekends to get work done.

Could you get back to me on this lack of service. I called the library just now (Sun Sept 1 11:52). Without refworks I will have to retrace my steps on the work I do today to add articles to my db and add citations to the text. This is a lot of extra work.

Using the iPad to Access Library Items

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. I have just started trying out an i-pad. Two questions

(a) Choosing "electronic journals" and then Quaternary Science, I found a
paper, got the pdf file and was able to read it. How do I save the pdf file
on the i-pad so I can read it at my leisure and perhaps e-mail it? things I
can do on my regular computer.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Tales of Terra Ocean

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Q. Dear Library staff:

I have a question, I am interested in Asian Ancient folktales and Chinese language, I am just wondering if It would be possible for the library to consider adding this book to the purchase order? The book belongs to Chinese Canadian writer’s association and might win a foreign literature prize in contest for Canada in the near future.
Book name: Tales of Terra Ocean
ISBN-13: 9781625030436
ISBN-10: 1625030436
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1625030436

Sincerely
Best Regard

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

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Author: Albert Otto Hirschman
Title: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty
Publisher & where & when published: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1970
Where you saw this item mentioned: New Yorker
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A. Hello - It looks like we already have a copy of this book in the Bennett Library.

The call number is HM 131 H566.
According to the catalogue it is currently on the shelves.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Advanced Skills for the Budget Manager: Smart and Profitable Planning

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Ron Rael
Title: Advanced Skills for the Budget Manager: Smart and Profitable Planning
Publisher & where & when published:
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://highroadinstitute.com/products.php
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. Hello - My initial explorations indicate that this title might be a bit difficult to obtain. I've still submitted an order and asked that it be rush-processed and put on hold for you when it gets here, but there's a chance that we could be unsuccessful. We will let you know if that occurs.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Becoming a Contract Controller: Tips for a Thriving Career

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Author: Ron Rael
Title: Becoming a Contract Controller: Tips for a Thriving Career
Publisher & where & when published: AICPA
Where you saw this item mentioned:http://www.cpa2biz.com/AST/Main/CPA2BIZ_Primary/ManagementAccounting/Management/PRDOVR~PC-091097/PC-091097.jsp
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. Thanks for the suggestion! I've ordered a copy and asked that it be rush-processed and put on hold for you when it arrives. You should get an email from us at that point.

Suggestion for New Title Purchases: 'Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace' and 'Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail'

Published by Dipa Barua

Suggestion #1
Author: Keith D. Stanglin, Thomas H. McCall
Title: Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace
Publisher & where & when published: Oxford, Oxford UP, 2012

Suggestion #2
Author: Robert Webber
Title: Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
Publisher & where & when published: Church Publishing, 2013 (first published
by Morehouse, 1985)
Where you saw this item mentioned: Theological article

Your affiliation: SFU Alumna/Alumnus