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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Beautiful Risk of Education

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: Gert Biesta
Title: The Beautiful Risk of Education
Publisher & where & when published: Paradigm Publishers
Where you saw this item mentioned: conference
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

A: Thanks for your suggestion.  I have ordered a copy of The Beautiful Risk of Education for the SFU Library collection.  You will be notified as soon as it is available to be borrowed.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Essentials of Operations Management

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Author: Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, Robert Johnston
Title: Essentials of Operations Management
Publisher & where & when published: Pearson, England, 2011
Where you saw this item mentioned: BUS715 Syllabus
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: One Colonial Woman's World

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Author: Michelle Marchetti Coughlin
Title: One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
Publisher & where & when published: Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 2012
Where you saw this item mentioned: H-EMPIRE
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: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

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Author: Haruki Murakami and Philip Gabriel
Title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage
Publisher & where & when published: Random House, NY (Aug 12, 2014)
Where you saw this item mentioned: 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 Staff

Feedback on Lynda.com

Published by Dipa Barua
Q: I would just like to let the library and SFU in general know how much I appreciate having access to Lynda.com. It's great to be able to access all those tutorials when and as I have time for them and to have them broken down into manageable bits. This really helps me maintain and advance my marketable skills while I'm studying - and brushing up on software (from Photoshop to Excel) helps me present and carry out my academic work more effectively too. I really hope SFU maintains this service for students.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Learning From Data - a short course

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Author:  Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa,  Malik Magdon-Ismail, Hsuan-Tien Lin
Title: Learning From Data - a short course
Publisher & where & when published: AMLBook, March 27, 2012
Where you saw this item mentioned: the official website http://amlbook.com/ and some open courses online http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse.html
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

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Author: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
Title: Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming
Publisher & where & when published: MIT press, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Amazon
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

Library Website Search Suggestions

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: I'd like to encourage the library to re-design its web site and specifically its search page. I have no idea what sort of researcher the current page is designed for, but it is certainly not me. I generally go to the library site because I have some specific source in mind and am trying to find it or, in the case of electronic journals, gain access to it, but the current site seems to be trying to be a mini-google but where the algorithm that runs it bears only the most tangential relation to the request.

Library Scanners on the Network?

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: Will the SFU main floor library scanners (larger ones) be hooked up to a network soon, or at the very least, have a scan-to-USB function enabled?
Which library?  Bennett (SFU Burnaby Mountain)