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Guides to Two New Veterinary Medicine Collections Published

VetMed News - Wed, 2017-04-12 09:15

Blog post contributed by Jessica Serrao and Taylor de Klerk, Library Associates

NC State University boasts a top ranked College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Special Collections Research Center is excited to improve access to two collections that highlight the university’s emphasis on veterinary education and research. The Gregory A. Lewbart Papers and the William Medway Papers now have new online finding aids to help you navigate the professional and research files of these two prominent veterinarians.

Gregory Lewbart is a veterinarian of aquatic animals and terrestrial invertebrates and reptiles. His research interests include zoological medicine, infectious diseases, and public health. Lewbart joined the faculty of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine in 1993. In 2016, he became the Assistant Department Head for the CVM’s Department of Clinical Sciences.

In 2012, Lewbart received the “William Medway Award for Excellence in Teaching” from the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM). Medway, a founding member and former president of IAAAM, was an influential researcher and instructor in veterinary clinical pathology and aquatic mammal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Medway contributed influential veterinary research on dolphins, manatees, and whales. Lewbart studied under Medway while at Penn as a veterinary student of marine mammal medicine.

The Gregory A. Lewbart Papers is mostly comprised of materials from his time at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and his work and leadership in the national and international veterinary community. Some material pertains to his education at the University of Pennsylvania and prior work experience in Florida.

The William Medway Papers includes photographic slides, veterinary clinical reports, administrative documentation from the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM), and publications by Medway (as an individual and as a collaborator with other veterinary professionals). Dr. Medway was a founding member of IAAAM and served as its president from 1974 until 1975. IAAAM is a society of professionals and students focusing on aquatic animal medicine. Dr. Lewbart is also actively involved in IAAAM, and he served as its president in the mid-1990s. His collection contains materials from sixteen of their annual conferences, administrative organizational papers, and newsletters.

A significant portion of Lewbart’s collection is clinical case files. These files are organized according to his original numbering scheme that is based on the year in which the case opened, and then numbered consecutively by occurrence (ex: 1999-005, 1999-006, 1999-007). There are records for hundreds of patients, most of which include diagnoses, reports, clinical instructions, and other documentation. One fun aspect of processing this collection was seeing the unique animal names in these files. For example, Dr. Lewbart treated a yellow-bellied slider named “Dragster,” a goldfish named “Tulip,” a loggerhead turtle named “Stumpy,” a salamander named “Doo Doo,” and an iguana named “Piggy.”

Many of the clinical case files have corresponding photographs as visual documentation of the medical procedures. These photos (in both Lewbart’s and Medway’s collections) are not for the squeamish, including a significant number of photos in both collections from their research activities. Among other things, Dr. Lewbart conducted research on algal infections in horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) and there is a large quantity of photos of microscope slides that show the evolution of different infections.

Additionally, Lewbart has a special interest in turtles, and is a faculty advisor for CVM’s Turtle Rescue Team. The team is part of the Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic, and Zoological Medicine student organization and it aims to release healthy and rehabilitated turtles into the wild after providing medical, surgical, and/or husbandry services. Education about wildlife and ecosystems is also one of the organization’s main goals. Their papers are housed in University Archives; more information can be found in the team’s finding aid.

For more information about the Gregory A. Lewbart Papers and the William Medway Papers, please consult the collection guides online. To learn more about finding and using archival collections at NCSU, please visit our website. You can also search directly within our collection guides or browse a list of our collections for more. If you have any questions about how to find or use the collections, as always, contact us! We are here to help you find what you need.


“Dr. William Medway Honored,” Bellwether Magazine 1, no. 31 (Summer/Fall 1991), http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1591&context=bellwether. Accessed 3 April 2017.

Sam H. Ridgway, “History of Veterinary Medicine and Marine Mammals: A Personal Perspective,” Aquatic Mammals 34, no. 3 (2008): 471-513, accessed 3 April 2017, http://www.aquaticmammalsjournal.org/attachments/article/376/Ridgway.pdf.

Extended Hours for Finals at the Veterinary Medicine Library

VetMed News - Thu, 2017-04-06 10:50

As the College of Veterinary Medicine enters the Final Examinations period of the Spring 2017 semester, the Veterinary Medicine Library will be open the following extended hours:

Monday – Friday, April 10-14 7:00 am — Midnight Saturday, April 15 6:00 am — 7:00 pm Sunday, April 16 10:00 am — Midnight Monday – Thursday, April 17-20 6:00 am — Midnight Friday, April 21 6:00 am — 6:00 pm Saturday, April 22 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, April 23)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library have longer hours, including 24 hour access during the week. See the NCSU Libraries website for more details.

ARTstor Digital Library Webinar – Discover Fashion and Costume Collections

Design Library News - Wed, 2017-04-05 10:29

On April 18th, ARTstor is going to have a webinar about resources in fashion and costume. They have a wealth of images related to this topic. For example, ARTstor hosts images of the collection that was moved from the Brooklyn Museum to the Met, along with a wide variety from other institutions.

Before signing up for the webinar, patrons will have to register as a user of the ARTstor Digital Library on campus. After that, access to the webinar and the library will be available from anywhere. Here’s the link to register for the webinar: http://www.artstor.org/webinars?view=ADL

Evening Coat, Norman Norell

Cap (Flügelhaben), Austria

Reginald D. Tillson Landscape Architecture Papers

Design Library News - Tue, 2017-04-04 10:37

Blog post written by Lindsey Naylor

An audience at the High Point Museum this week will learn about the Reginald D. Tillson Landscape Architecture Papers, one of the newest additions to the Landscape Architecture Archive in NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. Tillson practiced landscape architecture out of his High Point office from the 1920s to 1970s, completing projects that ranged in scale from home gardens to public parks to private subdivisions. His designs’ cumulative impact on the built environment of High Point — and other communities of the Piedmont Triad and beyond — was considerable.

Gwynn Thayer, Associate Head and Curator for Special Collections, and Lindsey Naylor, a Master of Landscape Architecture student and Research Assistant for the Landscape Architecture Archive, will share images and insights from first impressions of the Tillson collection, which is still being processed and which will be available soon to researchers. The full collection includes more than 250 tubes and flat folders that hold drawings spanning Tillson’s full career.

Tillson founded his firm in High Point in the 1920s, when the textile and manufacturing industries were fueling local wealth and population growth. His earliest designs were for the home landscapes of the High Point elite who were moving into the newly created Emerywood neighborhood, built just north of downtown and part of the Uptown Suburbs Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens Tillson designed for Emerywood varied in complexity and drew from the popular Colonial Revival, Picturesque, and Arts and Crafts styles of landscape architecture.

In the 1930s, Tillson designed parks and nature preserve amenities throughout the Southeast for the Civilian Conservation Corps. His work with the CCC included the design of the High Point City Lake Park, where many of the features designed by Tillson remain intact today.

As High Point’s population grew and as trends in planning and development evolved, Tillson’s work grew in scale and complexity. He designed dozens of subdivisions and the grounds and siting for schools, churches and hospitals. And he continued his work on residential designs, which his son, David Tillson, said he preferred because of their intimate scale and horticultural focus. The breadth of the Tillson collection allows a unique view into planning and landscape architecture practice in the Southeast during decades of immense technological and social change.

Tillson's 1927 design for a home garden in Emerywood.

Another 1920s design for a home in Emerywood.

Tillson designed the estate grounds of textile executive J. E. Millis in stages, in 1927 and 1929.

Tillson created the design, details and construction drawings for the federally funded City Lake Park.

Tillson completed grading, utilities and planting plans for this 1960s High Point public housing project.

Tillson's planting plan for the 1968 design of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.

March 2017 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2017-04-03 07:49

Take a look at the CVM author publications for March 2017 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NC State authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NC State publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

3D Printing Demonstration at Veterinary Medicine Library during CVM Open House 4/1

VetMed News - Thu, 2017-03-30 20:37

3D Printing will be on display at the Veterinary Medicine Library this Saturday, April 1st at the College of Veterinary Medicine Open House!

Visit the Veterinary Medicine Library to see a consumer-grade printer generating a dog scapula bone, examine other 3D-printed bones and materials, and learn more about 3D printing in research and medical education. Learn more about the laboratory of Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Walker, an anatomist and biological anthropologist. 3D printed models from his research have already made it into area classrooms, allowing students to handle and mark up affordable versions of the the specimens that they’re learning about in their labs. “3D printed bones are durable, fully replaceable, recyclable and customizable. With the digital bone files, students can also use free software to view and study bones in three dimensions without needing to print,” according to Dr. Walker. Several of the bones he has digitized are freely available as printable files at Morphosource.

Image Discovery Week – Check Out CAMIO

Design Library News - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:12

OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) is a growing online collection of approximately 100,000 images documenting works of art from prominent museums. Its contents represent global cultures from prehistoric to contemporary, covering the complete range of expressive forms. Images can downloaded and they may be used for educational purposes if they are cited.

Crossing the Ohio Louisville

McCulloug Chainsaw Factory Chair

New Tech Lending at VML

VetMed News - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:05

The William Rand Kenan Jr Library of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the introduction of two new Tech Lending items that will offer NC State students, faculty and staff new opportunities for capturing and sharing both video and audio.

The GoPro Hero5 is a top-of-the-line action camera. Small but powerful, the Hero5 is capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, as well as time-lapse and standard photographs. The easy-to-use touchscreen and voice commands make the camera accessible to the average user, and videos and images can easily be transferred to your computer via USB or SD card.

The VML has also added two brand new four-track digital audio recorders. The Zoom H4n Pro is the gold standard of field recording, with advanced dual microphones, natural-sounding preamps and a super-low noise floor. Two combo input jacks allow use of many types of external microphones, and the audio out port allows it to send high-definition stereo recordings directly to your camera.

Stop by and check them out today!

Image Discovery Week – Archivision Research Library

Design Library News - Thu, 2017-03-23 16:51

During the past year, the Design Library Image Collection added more than 70,000 commercial images from the Archivision Research Library. These high quality images cover of the subject areas of architecture, urban design, archaeology, landscape architecture and art. The time periods included range from ancient to 21st Century. The Library is intended for scholarship and teaching in architecture and art history but also has broad appeal across disciplines. The collection is curated by Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect as well as professional photographer.

To view the images from the Archivision Research Library, just go to LUNA and do a keyword search for “Archivision.” Don’t forgot to login to see more than just thumbnails!

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza

Brookfield Place

Image Discovery Week – Learn More about ARTstor Digital Library

Design Library News - Wed, 2017-03-22 16:54

ARTstor is a digital library of over 2 million images in the areas of art, graphic design, industrial design, the built environment, the humanities, and the sciences. It provides tools to browse, search, view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.

With ARTstor, patrons can download high-resolution images, create image groups (folders), direct others to specific images or image groups through persistent URLs or hyperlinks, upload personal files, export images to their Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool or into PowerPoint, and integrate content with courseware. ARTstor also provides mobile support for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices, which features Flashcard View for study.

Some of these features require instructor-level privileges (open to students and staff as well). To obtain privileges (open to students and staff as well), email Barbara Brenny.

Some notable collections in ARTstor include:

  • Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
  • Art on File’s Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art
  • Columbia University’s architecture collection
  • Ezra Stoller Modern Architecture Archive
  • Foundation for Landscape Studies
  • Cooper Union’s graphic design collection
  • Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
  • Islamic Art and Architecture (Sheila Blair)
  • Magnum Photos
  • MOMA’s architecture and design collection
  • Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Archive (SAHARA)