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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Franco: A Biography

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Paul Preston
Title: Franco: A Biography
Publisher & where & when published: Fontana Press, 1995
Where you saw this item mentioned: Most books on the Spanish Civil War published after 1995
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 Graduate Student

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: Phiona Stanley
Title: A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: It's brand new, but I read the award-winning dissertation upon which it is based and heard from the author that it was coming.
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: I do not wish to be notified when the item is available

Replacement for Windows?

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: I really don't like this new version of Windows. Can you install Ubuntu instead?  It would be really nice to be able to use Ubuntu here at school and not have to lug around my laptop to do it.
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: Thank you for your suggestion, but it is not possible at this time. We use the  Windows OS in concert with IT services and other departments on all campuses in order to provide a consistent experience and common platform amongst our lab PCs.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Dreams, Guns & Gorillas

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Aliette Frank
Title: Dreams, Guns & Gorillas
Publisher & where & when published: The Write Room Press, Canada, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: publisher's online bookstore: http://publishing.thewriteroom.net/dreams-guns-gorillas
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: I do not wish to be notified when the item is available
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Story of Stone

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Wang, Jing
Title: The Story of Stone
Publisher & where & when published: Duke University Press, 1992
Where you saw this item mentioned: bibliography
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

A: Thanks for the suggestion. I have purchased this title, which will be housed in Surrey for the World Literature collection. However, when it arrives it will be held for you at Bennett Library in Burnaby.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Economics of the Family

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Martin Browning , Pierre-André Chiappori , Yoram Weiss
Title: Economics of the Family
Publisher & where & when published: Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature: coming 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: I read a draft of it; it can be preordered in Amazon.com
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 Graduate Student

Library Computer Questions

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: The computers are way slower with windows 8 than they used to be with windows 7. I do not like the UI. What software does the university use that is not available on such platforms such as GNU/Linux? It will save the licensing fees.
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)

A: I'm glad to see that you are making use of the  computers that the library provides as a free service for library patrons.