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Course book new editions

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010 @ 4:53:34 pm

Comment: Library needs to upkeep with the new editions for various subjects like Accounting, Economics, etc. Most of the books I referred are very old edition. We should keep few copies for library use, few copies for 2 weeks/1 week borrow 1 take home.

Benefit: Students and professors can benefit largely because they can get new books for reference, and can save cost.

from the library: The number of courses taught each semester at UCF (in hundreds of programs, tracks and majors), the large number of changes in course-related reading as faculty change assignments, the expense of the books themselves and space for that collection, as well as dealing with large numbers of texts that become outdated each semester: this would be an amazingly complex and very expensive undertaking. Library resources are not currently available for a project of this magnitude. The UCF Bookstore (and other area bookstores) has full-time employees who deal primarily with the acquisition of textbooks.

Many of the volumes you mention were gifts to the library.

Right now, the library subscribes to a package of e-books which contain a number of titles curently in use as textbooks in classes taught at UCF. The Springer e-book collection was purchased with Student Technology Fee funding. If your textbook is included, you also have the option of ordering a bound print copy of the book for $25. Springer book titles can be searched in the UCF Libraries catalog, and you can use the textbook online at no cost.

There may be more textbook publisher initiatives in the future that will make textbooks more accessible and less expensive, and the library will certainly consider them. The e-book collection of the UCF Libraries currently totals over 70,000 titles. A new collection, ACLS Humanities e-books, is being added in summer 2010.

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