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Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Tragedy in the Commons

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan
Title: Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
Publisher & where & when published: Random House Canada
Where you saw this item mentioned: Apr 22 Liu Institute, UBC meeting
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: 20th Century American Literature

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Harold Bloom
Title: Bloom's Notes: 20th Century American Literature
Publisher & where & when published: Chelsea House, NY NY, October 1996)
Where you saw this item mentioned: Chron Higher Ed
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

Computer Boot Times are Slow

Published by Dipa Barua

The boot times are painfully slow and the interface is foreign and not conducive to productivity. Why ask students to adjust to entirely new interface with no obvious benefit to them (at least the majority that use the computers for Word, research and some simple online applications such as Lon-Capa). Why fix it if it's not broken?
Which library?  W.A.C.Bennett (SFU Burnaby)

Can I return books from VPL or BPL at SFU library ?

Published by Dipa Barua
Your question or comment: Can I return books from Vancouver Public Library or Burnaby Public Library at your library ?  Will they be transported back to the public libraries ?
Which library?  W.A.C.Bennett (SFU Burnaby)

A: Yes you can drop them off here but they will take between one and two weeks to get back to their home library. They will not be checked in until they get back home so if they are close to their due date it might not be a good idea.

Scott Mackenzie
Head, Access Services

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Tom Vanderbilt
Title: Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Publisher & where & when published: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2008
Where you saw this item mentioned: It is missing from the Belzberg Library
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: Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science

Published by Dipa Barua

Author: Don Idhe
Title: Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science
Publisher & where & when published:
Where you saw this item mentioned: internet
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 purchase suggestion.  I have ordered a copy of Expanding hermeneutics : visualism in science for the SFU Library.  You will be notified by email when it is available for borrowing.

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Critical Neurophilosophy and Indigenous Wisdom

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: Four Arrows
Title: Critical Neurophilosophy and Indigenous Wisdom
Publisher & where & when published: Sense Publishers
Where you saw this item mentioned: Internet
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: Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: James M. Magrini
Title: Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Critical Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics
Publisher & where & when published: Routledge – 2014, April 23
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415744003/
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: Flash Boys

Published by Dipa Barua
Author: Lewis, Michael
Title: Flash Boys
Publisher & where & when published: W.W. Norton, April 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: TV
If you wish to be notified when the item is ready for you, please select a pick-up location: Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)

Reduction in Construction Noise?

Published by Dipa Barua
Your question or comment: Is there a possibility of the construction to cease during the last weeks of the semester? It is incredibly loud and distracting when sitting in the silent levels of the library and hearing hammering and drilling. Some of us rely heavily on this space during this time of the semester This is supposed to be a quiet area provided to students and this is the third semester we have had to put up with it.