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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Data Points: Visualization That Means Something

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Nathan Yau
Title: Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
Publisher & where & when published: John Wiley & Sons: 2013. 384 pp. $39.99/£26.99 ISBN: 9781118462195
Where you saw this item mentioned: It got a nice review in Science.
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. Thank you very much for the book suggestion. I have ordered a copy of "Data Points: Visualization That Means Something" for the library and you will be notified when it arrives.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Carl Knappett
Title: Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction
Publisher & where & when published: Oxford University Press
Where you saw this item mentioned: An article I wrote with Jessica Munson (SFU Archaeology) appears in this volume.
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A. Thank you for your book suggestion. I am very pleased to inform you that I have ordered your requested title. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

Computer and equipment availability during Bennett's 24-hour opening

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Hi, I have a quick question. Will the library computers and printers be accessible to students during the extended 24-hour open period? (for example, at 5 a.m. Saturday on Apr. 20th). Hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks.

A. Yes the library computers and printers are accessible during the 24 hour opening.

Scott
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Scott Mackenzie
Head, Access Services

Marking or damaging library resources

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. I'm surprised there is no propaganda anywhere about the evils of writing in library books. I actually watched a fellow student mark up a library book with a highlighter pen, sitting in class just a few metres from the professor and in full view of other people who might want to read that book some day. Am I the only person who finds it unbelievably annoying to try to read through pages and pages of underlining, highlighting, and moronic annotations? There are lots of antisocial behaviours that in spite of their private nature are publicly censured.

Separate web space for new purchase suggestions

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. I think you should have a separate spot for new purchase suggestions, rather than just lumping them in together with other feedback about the libraries.

A. Thank you for your comment regarding new purchase suggestions on the SFU Library's feedback page at:

http://blogs.sfu.ca/departments/library/ .

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Digital Processing of synthetic Aperture Radar Data

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Ian G. Cumming
Title: Digital Processing of synthetic Aperture Radar Data
Where you saw this item mentioned: Every where except than SFU library!
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank-you for your suggestion.

It looks like you may have already suggested this book as the copy we ordered has just been rush processed and there is a hold on it in your name -- you should receive an email letting you know it is ready for you to pick up very soon.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Occupy: Three Inquiries in Disobedience

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: WJT Mitchell et al
Title: Occupy: Three Inquiries in Disobedience`
Publisher & where & when published: U Chicago Press, Chicago IL
Where you saw this item mentioned:
http://www.amazon.ca/Occupy-Inquiries-Disobedience-W-Mitchell/dp/022604274X
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. Thanks very much for your suggestion for purchase. I have ordered this book and requested that you be notified once it arrives and has been processed.

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian
Sociology / Anthropology

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Letters to a young scientist

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: E O Wilson
Title: Letters to a young scientist
Publisher & where & when published: Liveright/W. W. Norton US, UK
Where you saw this item mentioned: Nature journal - book review
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A. Thank you for your title suggestion. I would be happy to order in this book for you. A hold will be placed on this item for you once it comes in.

Thanks again,
Ania
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Ania Dymarz
Life Sciences Librarian
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Retrieving Nature Education for a Post-Humanist Age

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Michael Bonnett
Title: Retrieving Nature Education for a Post-Humanist Age
Where you saw this item mentioned: Articles
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thanks for the suggestion.

I discovered that this was 'Originally published as a special issue of The journal of philosophy of education, 2003'.

It is v.37:no.4.

We have this volume in print in the Bennett Library.