The Science Library of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo requested CUFSAA-NA to acquire and donate the following books to the library (Requested books).
(i) The list includes a total of 45 textbooks [10 Chemistry books, 7 Mathematics books, 1 Plant science book, 23 Statistics books, and 4 Zoology books] (UofC Textbooks Request_List and Prices).
(ii) I have searched these books on Amazon and included the prize and link to the Amazon web page (see attached Excel file).
(iii) You had mentioned that we may be able to purchase these books (Asiuan edition) from India at a significant low cost. Would you be able to find out what the cost is and how to get these books from India? My understanding was that we will place the order from Sri Lanka and arrange delivery directly to UofC.
(iv) If we are to purchase these from US through “Take-a-Book” program, then we could ask our members to purchase/donate them and we will send them to UofC via friends who will be visiting Sri Lanka. We can create a gift registry i Amazon listing these specific books. That way our members can directly purchase them without any issues and there will not be any issues with multiple people buying the same book. I propose we share this with UofC alumni in other countries (England, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) as well. I am sure many of them will understand the need and will help (just help buy a book).
UofC has received a proposal/quote from ELSEVIER (Elsevier eBook Proposal UOC-2022) for 29 books at a cost of US $4376 (Elsevier EBook List_UOC_2022). According to the proposal, once purchased, these books can be accessed perpetually.
The list includes a total of 29 e-books [consisted of 11 Chemistry books, 5 Mathematics books, 4 Plant science books, 3 Biochemistry books, 2 Physics books, 2 Environmental science books, and 2 Zoology books].
Again, we kindly ask for your generous support and purchase one or more e-books from the list. You can choose a book or two to donate from the page:
Please make your contributions using one of the methods listed below.
You can make your donation through PAYPAL using the Donate button below or through this link: PAYPAL Donation.
Please add the TITLE of the ebook you are donating in the memo line at PAYPAL checkout. Also indicate if you are fine with publishing your name as the donor of the ebook in our webpage.
Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association c/o Dr. Lalith Perera Treasurer - CUFSAA-NA 502 Rock Garden Road Chapel Hill NC 27516 USA
CUFSAA is an approved charity in the US and your contributions may be tax deductible in the United States.
By fulfilling these E-book subscription service, we can help our students continue their education and achieve a future success for themselves. At a time everyone in the country is struggling to make ends meet and our fellow students are faced with a tremendous challenges and huge uncertainty about their future, the most important thing we can do as past students of UofC is to show our support and give them hope.
Additional Support Documents
- List of Books – Please choose books to sponsor.
- Ebook subscription Proposal (Ebook Proposal List and Prices)
- Link to the previous newsletter article: https://mailchi.mp/864d8b4157bb/newslettervol0701