The book "Scientific Writing=Thinking in Words" by David Lindsay (Call No. 808.0665 LIN) is recommended by the subject co-ordinator and lecturer of MB3210. Tropicat shows 2 copies. There are 7 people (including me) in the queue for these 2 copies. Can the library purchase more copies? Thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to send us the suggestion. When checking the Library catalogue I noticed that this title is also available as an ebook, in addition to the 2 copies available in Townsville and Cains Library collections. When there is an ebook available the Library does not usually purchase additional hard copies. The number of copies of prescribed or recommended textbooks purchased by the Library is determined by the Prescribed and Recommended Textbook Guidelines. I have included the relevant section below.The Library will normally purchase at least one print copy of the prescribed textbook according to a formula based on student enrolment numbers (not EFTSLs) as reported on the University’s student statistics database for each subject.
1.1.1 The following formula is used:
- 1 copy per subject / per campus / for every forty students normally up to a limit of 7 copies.
Kate Elder, Manager Campus Client Services: Library and Information Services : Library James Cook University, Cairns, QLD 4870