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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: On Aristotle's Conception of Place

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Author: Bergson, Henri (Hauptmann, D. & Healy, P, translators)
Title: On Aristotle's Conception of Place
Publisher & where & when published: DSD Publication Series (forthcoming)
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.delftschoolofdesign.eu/platforms/3/publications
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Mechanical Smile

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Author: Evans, Caroline
Title: The Mechanical Smile:  Modernism and the First Fashion Shows in France and America, 1900-1929
Publisher & where & when published: Yale University Press, New Haven Connecticutt, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Yale University Press site, also a review in Windsor Star, July 6, 2013
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

Printer status in the Library

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Q: I have a paper to turn in tomorrow (Burnaby campus), and last time I checked, the printers were not working in the library. Is this still the case? Will I  be able to print tomorrow morning?

A: Printing at the library is currently fully functional.  I can't guarantee that printing will be fully functional tomorrow as unforeseen problems may occur but printing is working fine today and is expected to work correctly tomorrow.

Regards, Nina


Nina Saklikar, Head, eBranch, Simon Fraser University Library

Windows 8

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Q. Don't change it to Windows 8. Please. It's horrible. We all know that. Please click on this. It's too annoying to use. It's like windows 7 with extras we don't need...Someone on the tech side should agree with me on this...
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A. You will be happy to know we made the decision to hold off on rolling out Windows 8. We are waiting for Windows 8.1, which resolves several issues patrons are experiencing around Windows 8.

Unable to access American Chemical Society Database

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Q. I am retired chemistry professor who likes to keep up with chemical literature. I cannot access the American Chemical Society data base on SFU library web site even though I can get into the other journal s such as Royal Society. What am I doing incorrectly? Thanks.

A. We are having access issues with all the American Chemical Society journals at the moment. I have been in touch with the vendor and we are working on restoring access as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. I will notify you when access is restored.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Simple Brownian Diffusion

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Author: Daniel T. Gillespie and Effrosyni Seitaridou
Title: Simple Brownian Diffusion
Publisher & where & when published: Oxford 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Physics Today (book review)
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pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. I have ordered a print copy of "Simple Brownian Diffusion".

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Clinical, and Cognitive Neuroscience (7th Edition)

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Author: Marc Breedlove, Neil Watson
Title: Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Clinical, and Cognitive Neuroscience (7th Edition)
Publisher & where & when published: Sinauer Associates, Inc. - Sunderland, Mass - Mar 31, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: It has been the required text for the SFU course PSYC 280 for the Summer and current term.
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Human Rights, Power and Civic Action

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Author: Bård A. Andreassen, &Gordon Crawford, eds.
Title: Human Rights, Power and Civic Action (available as e-book)
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Publisher's Bulletin:
http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415669030/?utm_source=adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sbu
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a
pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty