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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Social Biology of Wasps

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Author: Kenneth Ross and Robert Matthews
Title: The Social Biology of Wasps
Publisher & where & when published: Cornell University Press; Ithaca, New York, USA; 1991
Where you saw this item mentioned: numerous journal articles
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

Can Alumni Borrow Laptops?

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Q: I'm a recent SFU alumnus who's going to be attending a club event at Harbour Centre on Saturday. I've been requested to bring a laptop, and with mine on the fritz was wondering if my alumni status still lets me borrow laptops from the library for on-campus use.

I checked the services pages, and did not find an answer. The alumni services page does not list laptop borrowing under either the permitted or ineligible lists. The external/individual borrowers page states they may not borrow laptops because they are not alumni/students/faculty/staff.

Access to a Book on Wiley Online

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Q: Hi!  I am trying to access a book supplied by Wiley Online but cannot seem to gain access.  Is there a special procedure I need to follow for this?

The book is called, "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD".
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

Donation of Punk Rock Record

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Q: Do you accept 45 rpm records for your Punk rock collection? I think I have a Pointed Sticks 45 from their early days. It was played maybe twice, so it should be in fairly good shape still.

A: Thank you for offering a Pointed Sticks 45. Special Collections would very much like to add it to our Vancouver Punk Collection.

Regards,
Eric L. Swanick
Head, Special Collections/Gifts Librarian
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Switch from ebrary to eDuke?

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Q: Did you recently switch from ebrary to eDuke?  Like, within the last week?  I printed 2/3 articles from I book I needed last week using ebrary.  I had to sign up for an ebrary account and then download the pdf to do this.  When I went to print the third chapter I needed today, when I searched the link though the library it would send me to eDuke to view the article online.

They do not appear to offer anyway to view the whole text as a pdf, and accordingly I cannot print it out to read.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

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Author: Lynne Huffer
Title: Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex
Publisher & where & when published: Columbia University Press (October 15, 2013)
Where you saw this item mentioned: Amazon
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: Thanks very much for your suggestion.  I have ordered this title for the collection and you will receive notification once it arrives and has been processed.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Gen Silent

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Author: Stu Maddox
Title: Gen Silent
Publisher & where & when published: Glendale, AZ: Interrobang Productions
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: I've ordered the film "Gen Silent" per your request. I'm not sure when it will arrive, but you'll get a notification and it will be on hold at Bennett for you.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Grahame Clark and his Legacy

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Author: Arkadiusz Marciniak and John Coles
Title: Grahame Clark and his Legacy
Publisher & where & when published: Cambridge Scholars, 2010
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)