I would like to suggest that the medical library carry electronic subscription to Radiotherapy and Oncology journal. Also, is it possible that the library can have more than a single copy of Holland and Frie's Cancer Medicine ed. 7? Thank you.
From: a staff member
Lynne Turman, Head ofTompkins-McCaw Library Collections responds....
Thank you for contacting VCU Libraries with your comments. We appreciate your feedback about library services and collections. I have some good news for you regarding Radiotherapy and Oncology. We already subscribe to the electronic edition of this title and you have access to issues back through 1995. You can locate the electronic version by searching the Library Catalog or by clicking on the E-Journals link in the right hand section of the VCU Libraries home page.
The Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine text is currently on order for Tompkins-McCaw Library. The book has been received and is presently being processed for the shelves. You can request that we expedite the processing and place it on hold for you by using a new feature in our Library Catalog. After you look up the title, there will be a link that says "Request this item." You will be prompted for your VCU eID in order to use this service. And you can check on the status of your request at anytime by using My Library Record. As for ordering a second copy, we do not normally purchase multiple copies of book titles because of the expense. In this case, the book costs $290 and a second copy would mean that we could not purchase additional titles in this subject area. If you are teaching a course that will use this book heavily, you might want to consider requesting that we place it on Course Reserve for the semester. The form for this service is available online. Also, we have a Recall service that allows you to ask that checked-out material be returned before the due date. Information and details about this service are located online.
Finally, our Collection Management department is always eager for purchase ideas via the Purchase Request Form. Please let us know if there are additional new titles you would like to have us consider adding to our collections.
I hope this satisfactorily addresses your comments. And again, thank you for taking the time to send us your comments.