Survey requests

Thanks to all of you who responded to the Library survey. I look forward to using the data to see how we are doing, and what we can do for now post-it note

As a first step, I thought I’d respond to some of the purchase requests that you put down. We will look into getting as many as we can, where they are available. I’m afraid for some older texts we may have trouble sourcing even a second hand copy, but we’ll do our best.

If you’ve since thought of something you’d like to request there’s still an easy way to tell Library staff. There is a request book on top of the enquiry desk where you can fill in all the details of anything you’d like us to buy.

There were a number of items on the survey which we do have in the Library, and I list them below, alongside their classmark so you can find them on the shelf. A few are very new additions, overlapping with the survey, but others we have had for some time. You can always check the Heritage catalogue as we are constantly buying new material. And do let us know if there aren’t enough copies of a particular book so we can get more where possible.

A couple of people mentioned wanting more book rests. I know this is something that some students value highly, but we have had problems with a number of rests being taken from the Library and never returned. We’ve also had at least one that was dismantled, with only part of it being found. Unfortunately this behaviour does not encourage me to spend more Library budget on them at present.

Titles the Library has:

Grande Grammatica Italiana di consultazione (Salvi and Renzi, 2001) – 455 GRA, all 3 volumes
The Dialects of Italy (Maiden and Parry, 1997) – 457 DIA, also available as an ebook
A Linguistic History of Italian (Maiden, 1995) – 450.9 MAI
Books by Amartya Sen – We have a number of titles, please put any specific requests in the request book
Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Harmondsworth, 1981) – A891.6 EAR
The Complete Sagas of Icelanders I-V (Hreinsson) – reprinted as The Sagas of Icelanders: a Selection, Jane Smiley, A839 SAG – we will look into getting the earlier edition if possible
The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought – recent acquisition, 320.09 CAM(3)
Unsettling Narrative, Clare Bradford – recent acquisition, children’s literature collection 809.89282 BRA
History of Life, R Cowen – 560 COW
Up (Disney) – multimedia collection, 791.4334 DIS(UP) – this is hard to find using the basic search as the title is a common word, best to limit the search to DVDs
A Mad, Bad and Dangerous People, Boyd Hilton – 942.07 HIL, also available as an ebook
The Making of the Modern Self, Wahrman – we don’t have a copy yet, but it is available as an ebook
A History of the Vikings, G. Jones – 948.022 JON
The Cult of the Saints, Peter Brown – 270.2 BRO, also available as an ebook
Surfaces, Attard and Barnes – 541.33 ATT
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan – E813 EGA(VIS)
Parade’s End, Ford Madox Ford – D823 FOR(BOD3) – within an anthology of works
Hercules DVD – multimedia collection, 791.4334 DIS(HER) – if it isn’t the Disney version that was wanted please fill in the request book with details eg director.
Engineering Data Books – Reference section 620 CAM – these are now up to date


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