Glossary

General definitions

Required textbook
This is a book which is required for use in a course. The use of the book should be critical to the success of the students in the course, and the portion of the book used should be between 50% — 100%. Students should be encouraged by the instructor to use the required textbook in order to achieve success in the course.

Optional textbook
This is a book which is recommended for use in a course. The contents of the book should be complementary to the course content.  Students should be notified by the instructor of the usefulness of the recommended book as a reference tool.

Expected enrollment figure
This is an estimate of the number of students who will participate in the course. It can be derived from two sources: last year’s enrollment figure and the maximum capacity number for the course.

Textbook deadline
This is the date by which your textbook adoptions should be submitted to the MR BookStore:

  • For Fall Term courses, the deadline is April 15.
  • For Winter Term courses, the deadline is Oct. 15.
  • For Spring Term courses, the deadline is March 1.

Publisher definitions

NYP — Not Yet Published
A report code which is given when the desired book/edition is not yet available.

NOP — Not Our Publication
A report code which is given when the desired book/edition is not available from the chosen publisher.

NCR — No Canadian Rights
A report code is given when the chosen publisher does not have rights to sell the desired book/edition in Canada.

OS — Out of Stock
A report code which is given when the desired book/edition is temporarily unavailable.

OSI — Out of Stock Indefinitely
A report code which is given when the desired book/edition is unavailable and unlikely to be available in the future.

OP — Out of Print
A report code which is given when the desired book/edition is unavailable and will not be available in the future.

NEIP — New Edition In Preparation
A report code which is given when a new edition of the desired book is being printed. In this situation, the current edition may or may not be available.


Questions?
Please feel free to e-mail our textbook supervisor.

 

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