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  • qlewis 12:28 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: The Last Role Call 

    Finals are approaching and the classes have come to a close. This will be my last entry before signing off for a good while. I have had fun typing these blog posts and hopefully helping out with some tips on University of Dallas’ bookstores. This blog has had its ups and downs and too many polls but hey it was my first. I may want to come back and see if things have changed again in between semesters but for now this is my last entry for the year. I hope to expand more on my knowledge on blogging and in turn I hope everyone has a good semester next spring and do well on Finals! Signing Out.

  • qlewis 5:02 am on November 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: Update on UD Banner Web 

    On Friday I went to the bookstore to see if the system Manager Matt told me about a few weeks back was installed yet. So far, he has not received any requests from the teachers so he has not been able to provide a list of books for next semester nor Interterm.

    That’s all.

  • qlewis 10:22 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Poll: Should the University of Dallas bookstore hold books longer? 

    At this moment a book reserved at the University of Dallas bookstore can be hold until the end of the day. However this may prove a problem for some as they try and get the money to pay for the book.

    Voice your opinion now.

  • qlewis 3:39 am on November 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bity Book Bite: Textbook Checking by Setting up the Schedule 

    To the University of Dallas students, one important thing coming up this week is registering for new classes. Once a student sets those up it is time to find out which books are available now and then to compare them later on in the year. Some books may change between now and the next semester but some books remain the same for a class each semester so ask early.

    Get easier deals now as more people will try to sell their books back after Midterms or after Finals. Secure a book by looking at your finished schedule and then once a student is sure that those are the classes are the ones they want, get the books that won’t change between now and next semester.

    Less books to get when the next semester rolls in.

  • qlewis 3:41 am on October 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Poll: How do you purchase books from the bookstore? 

  • qlewis 1:44 am on October 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Poll: In college bookstores which condition of books do you often buy? 

  • qlewis 8:35 pm on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: Employing Shelf Tags in University of Dallas 

    Shelf Tags are a very important thing to look at in the University of Dallas bookstore. Each tag lists the class number which the book is for. If the teacher has more than one book needed for their class then when you find one book you can see on the left hand corner how many are left for their class.

    Usually a shelf tag looks similar to this one below:

    This year I saw there are “For Rent” tags that distinguish the new system. These have been newly implemented and so hopefully the system makes it easier for students who can’t purchase the book right away to have it ready for class.

    The biggest clue to determine which books are for rent and which aren’t if the “for rent” tab is not on the side of the shelf tag is a section below the prices that says the rental price.

    So pay close attention when in the bookstore. These shelf tags have cleared much confusion.

    Thanks to Manager Matt for allowing the photos to be taken. Thanks to picture taker of photos of shelf tags that were taken by Laura Victor. Through the eyes of a freshman she observes with new eyes the UD system. Her blog can be found here

  • qlewis 11:44 pm on October 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: University of Dallas Library Changes 

    I have been working in the library seven weeks now and have seen students confused at some changes the library has instituted this year. For one, I was surprised to hear that the library is no longer using bar codes.

    This time is a fact checker blog and not a strategy entry. This entry will focus on things I have observed while working in the UD library and what have confused students the most so far: The Library Cards and number of books they can check out.

    Library Cards:

    The bar code number that used to allow students to check out books is now obsolete. The new ID cards given at the beginning of the year have been infused with a number that will be registered into the library system. However you have to go to the library and have the numbers changed.

    Some people have saved their library cards from a previous year and tried to use those without knowing about the new system.

    To obtain a new card, go to the Campus Safety office in the Haggar building and ask them for a new ID card. That is all it takes.

    Limit of Books to check out:

    Each student has a limit of thirty books that they can check out at one time. Additionally, each book can be renewed three times unless someone has reserved the book while you have it in your possession.

    Hope this helps and again continue in your quest for books. Any other information can be found on the University of Dallas site under their Library section.

  • qlewis 11:57 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: University of Dallas has eBooks 

    On the University of Dallas bookstore site
    I came across something I never would have clicked on:


    The University of Dallas is moving into a technological age by adding eBooks to their stock. The site doesn’t provide a list of their eBook titles just yet but if you stop by and ask about them in the bookstore then you might find out which titles are available.

    If you can’t purchase the paperback or hardcover for the day then turn to the eBook.

  • qlewis 1:59 am on October 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books #2: Online Booking and University of Dallas Freshmen 

    If there is one thing I want to warn any freshmen coming to the University of Dallas website is Know Your Class Code

    It’s bad enough to remember the title of the book you need but another to have to check your class number as well.

    A sequence of events is required to see which books you need for the class.

    When first seeing the bookstore page there are three drop-down boxes to select

    • Select Your Program
    • Select Your Term
    • Search by Course ID or Select Your Department

    The last box is where things can get confusing unless you know your class number. Some courses have different class numbers and so they each have different books that are required for that class.

    The classes for the University of Dallas are not distinguished by name on this site but by number. That is the most important thing to remember when searching for textbooks in the UD online bookstore.

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