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Learning a Language? Rosetta Stone access ends Feb 2015. Pronunciator available from NC LIVE.

VetMed News - Wed, 2014-12-17 10:26

Spending your break learning a language? Need a refresher before traveling? Through Feb 2015, you can sign up for Rosetta Stone here. Due to budget cuts to the NCSU Libraries, the Rosetta Stone subscription has been cancelled effective March 2015.

Pronunciator language learning platform is available now via NC LIVE. Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

Pronunciator requires a web browser with JavaScript enabled and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Users can also access the resource with an iOS or Android tablet or phone. User manuals are available within the resource, and print copies can be ordered from Pronunciator. We also have a print copy in the Vet Med Library travel collection.

To browse what’s available through our Books and Media collection, do a SUBJECT search for language self-instruction in the library catalog.

If you have questions, please contact us at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu.

New Materials December 15

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-12-16 10:02
Handbook of bioequivalence testing
Niazi, Sarfaraz, 1949- author. Braunwald’s heart disease : a textbook of cardiovascular medicine Baby gorilla : photographic and descriptive atlas of skeleton, muscles and internal organs including CT scans and comparison with adult gorillas, humans and other primates
Diogo, Rui, author. Building a culture of patient safety through simulation : an interprofessional learning model Creating the health care team of the future : the Toronto Model for interprofessional education and practice
Nelson, Sioban, author. Safe management of wastes from health-care activities Perioperative hemodynamic monitoring and goal directed therapy : from theory to practice Arctic icons : how the town of Churchill learned to love polar bears
Struzik, Edward, 1954- author. Manual of diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial animals : (mammals, birds and bees) A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook
Stahl, Bob. Human scent evidence
Prada, Paola, author. Human diseases from wildlife
Conover, Michael R. Miller’s anesthesia Tietz fundamentals of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics
Burtis, Carl A. In the company of animals : stories of extraordinary encounters Essentials of mechanical ventilation
Hess, Dean, author. Clinical hematology. Anatomy & physiology
Marieb, Elaine Nicpon, 1936- author. The language of dogs
Silver, Justin, author. Impact & excellence : data-driven strategies for aligning mission, culture, and performance in nonprofit and government organizations
Jones, Sheri Chaney, 1978- Animal feeding & nutrition
Jurgens, Marshall H. Mindfulness : an eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world
Williams, Mark. Carranza’s clinical periodontology Essentials of veterinary ophthalmology

Rocky Mount Contracting Firm D. J. Rose & Son Inc. Donates Unique Historic Records to NCSU Libraries

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:32

The contracting firm D. J. Rose and Son Inc., based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has donated a major collection of historic architectural drawings and other documents to the North Carolina State University Libraries. Established in 1890 by builder David Jeptha Rose, D. J. Rose and Son is the oldest continuously operating general contracting firm in North Carolina.

D. J. Rose and Son 1940 addition to Rocky Mount Mills as plant gears up to become a major supplier of cotton to the US Army during World War II.

Towering tobacco and textile mills, tall and elegant banks, classical courthouses in county seats, railroad stations large and small, electric power plants and fertilizer factories, hospitals and churches, and commercial buildings and residences in every style—for more than a century the Rose family firm constructed essential buildings of every kind throughout Eastern North Carolina and as far away as Florida and Maryland. Year by year, each generation of the firm filed away the records of their projects in nearly every town in the region.

The donors of the collection, Dillon Rose, Sr., and Dillon Rose, Jr., discovered the significance of the records after exploring NCSU Libraries’ website, North Carolina Architects and Builders at http://ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu/. Dillon Rose Jr. saw the biography for architect William P. Rose (David Jeptha Rose’s brother) and contacted the library to ask if the D. J. Rose firm was to be included in the website. Catherine W. Bishir, Curator of Architecture at the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries, learned from him about the family collection. Rose recalls, “I didn’t realize the importance of what we had until I talked with Catherine.”

To ensure the collection’s long-term preservation and access to researchers, the Roses agreed to donate the collection to the Libraries. The NCSU Libraries secured a matching grant from the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation of Greensboro, North Carolina, to enable the records—many of them more than 100 years old—to be cleaned by a conservation contractor.

The hundreds of rolls of drawings include works by some of the region’s leading architects for whom most records have been lost—Benton and Benton of Wilson, John C. Stout of Rocky Mount, Joseph Leitner of Wilmington, to name a few. Rows of boxes hold thousands of documents that tell the story of changing times and the work of many people, from local workmen asking for jobs to bills from distant suppliers of hardware and machinery. “It is a rich and amazing collection,” says Bishir. “We’ve seen just part of it, and can’t wait to see the rest of its treasures.”

Much of the collection involves railroad facilities—depots, turntables, platforms—especially those for the present Atlantic Coast Line (ACL), the lifeline of the region’s economic development. The company’s location by the railroad linked it to projects near and far, including the rail-oriented warehouses and factories where hundreds of workers sold or processed the region’s principal crops of cotton and tobacco.

As Gwyneth Thayer, Associate Head and Curator of Special Collections, who orchestrated the cleaning project, states, “Thanks to the Rose family and the Covington Foundation, historians and the interested public for years to come can learn about transportation and industrial history as well as architecture in ways that would never have been possible otherwise.”

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NCSU Libraries continues to assemble and archive the work of leading architects and builders to make these unique materials available to a wide audience. The SCRC has collected the papers of key architects, including G. Milton Small, Jr., George Matsumoto, and William Waldo Dodge, as well as those of past and present faculty members of NC State’s College of Design such as Henry Kamphoefner, Marvin Malecha, Matthew Nowicki, and Frank Harmon.

The SCRC holds research and primary resource materials in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty, and researchers at the university. By emphasizing established and emerging areas of excellence at NC State University and corresponding strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection, the SCRC develops collections strategically with the aim of becoming an indispensable source of information for generations of scholars.

Rocky Mount Contracting Firm D. J. Rose & Son Inc. Donates Unique Historic Records to NCSU Libraries

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:32

The contracting firm D. J. Rose and Son Inc., based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has donated a major collection of historic architectural drawings and other documents to the North Carolina State University Libraries. Established in 1890 by builder David Jeptha Rose, D. J. Rose and Son is the oldest continuously operating general contracting firm in North Carolina.

D. J. Rose and Son 1940 addition to Rocky Mount Mills as plant gears up to become a major supplier of cotton to the US Army during World War II.

Towering tobacco and textile mills, tall and elegant banks, classical courthouses in county seats, railroad stations large and small, electric power plants and fertilizer factories, hospitals and churches, and commercial buildings and residences in every style—for more than a century the Rose family firm constructed essential buildings of every kind throughout Eastern North Carolina and as far away as Florida and Maryland. Year by year, each generation of the firm filed away the records of their projects in nearly every town in the region.

The donors of the collection, Dillon Rose, Sr., and Dillon Rose, Jr., discovered the significance of the records after exploring NCSU Libraries’ website, North Carolina Architects and Builders at http://ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu/. Dillon Rose Jr. saw the biography for architect William P. Rose (David Jeptha Rose’s brother) and contacted the library to ask if the D. J. Rose firm was to be included in the website. Catherine W. Bishir, Curator of Architecture at the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries, learned from him about the family collection. Rose recalls, “I didn’t realize the importance of what we had until I talked with Catherine.”

To ensure the collection’s long-term preservation and access to researchers, the Roses agreed to donate the collection to the Libraries. The NCSU Libraries secured a matching grant from the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation of Greensboro, North Carolina, to enable the records—many of them more than 100 years old—to be cleaned by a conservation contractor.

The hundreds of rolls of drawings include works by some of the region’s leading architects for whom most records have been lost—Benton and Benton of Wilson, John C. Stout of Rocky Mount, Joseph Leitner of Wilmington, to name a few. Rows of boxes hold thousands of documents that tell the story of changing times and the work of many people, from local workmen asking for jobs to bills from distant suppliers of hardware and machinery. “It is a rich and amazing collection,” says Bishir. “We’ve seen just part of it, and can’t wait to see the rest of its treasures.”

Much of the collection involves railroad facilities—depots, turntables, platforms—especially those for the present Atlantic Coast Line (ACL), the lifeline of the region’s economic development. The company’s location by the railroad linked it to projects near and far, including the rail-oriented warehouses and factories where hundreds of workers sold or processed the region’s principal crops of cotton and tobacco.

As Gwyneth Thayer, Associate Head and Curator of Special Collections, who orchestrated the cleaning project, states, “Thanks to the Rose family and the Covington Foundation, historians and the interested public for years to come can learn about transportation and industrial history as well as architecture in ways that would never have been possible otherwise.”

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NCSU Libraries continues to assemble and archive the work of leading architects and builders to make these unique materials available to a wide audience. The SCRC has collected the papers of key architects, including G. Milton Small, Jr., George Matsumoto, and William Waldo Dodge, as well as those of past and present faculty members of NC State’s College of Design such as Henry Kamphoefner, Marvin Malecha, Matthew Nowicki, and Frank Harmon.

The SCRC holds research and primary resource materials in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty, and researchers at the university. By emphasizing established and emerging areas of excellence at NC State University and corresponding strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection, the SCRC develops collections strategically with the aim of becoming an indispensable source of information for generations of scholars.

New in October and November

Design Library News - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:28

GB652.D47 2014  Design in the Terrain of Water

HT166.C75 2014  Critical Spaces : contemporary perspectives in urban spatial and landscape studies

HT166.U64 2014  Uneven Growth : tactical urbanisms for expanding megacities

HT169 .G7 T977 2013  Jaqueline Tyrwhitt : a transnational life in urban planning and design

HT178.H56 S53 2014  Himalayan Cities : settlement patterns, public spaces and architecture

NA100.A72 2014  Architecture and the Welfare State

NA208.I45 2012  Igloo : contemporary vernacular architecture

NA687.R33 2014  Building as Ornament

NA737.F48 R37 2014  California Moderne  and the Mid-Century Dream : the architecture of Edward H. Fickett

NA737.H25 K56 2014  George Hadfield : architect of the Federal City

NA737.S654 D83 2014  Stiff + Trevillion : practicing architecture

NA737.W7 F743 2014  Frank Lloyd Wright : the rooms : interiors and decorative arts

NA755.C37 2013 v.1-2  Architecture in Mexico : 1900-2010

NA803.C664 2014  Havana Modern

NA970.W35 2013  London Buildings : David Walker Architects

NA1053.C66 A4 2014  Concrete UnLtd.

NA1088.M65 K76 2014  Mies van der Rohe : the built work

NA1121.R66 K35 2014  The Third Rome : 1922-1943: the making of the Fascist capital

NA1153.H38 I24 2014  Havermans + Hielkema : architecten

NA1173.V36 A4 2014  Charles Vandenhove : architecture 1954-2014

NA1223.J83 H36 2014  Finn Juhl and His House

NA1455.F53 S24435 2014  Saarinen Houses

NA2005.A69 2014  Architecture LIVE Projects : pedagogy into practice

NA2500.A7125 2014  Architecture Against the Post-Political

NA2500.F667 2014  Forty Ways To Think About Architecture : architectural history and theory today

NA2500.P55 2014  Place and Displacement : exhibiting architecture

NA2500.S473 2014  Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture

NA2542.3.P37713x 2014  Passive House Design

NA2542.36.L47 2014  Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

NA2543.T43 S53 2013  Rise Tectonic Machines! Construct the Exigent City!

NA2545.A1 B69 2014  Doing Disability Differently

NA2707.T73 A4 2014  Bernard Tschumi : notations : diagrams and sequences

NA3705.D87 2015  Architectural Tiles : conservation and restoration

NA4232.M48 C37 2014  Spectacular Mexico : design, propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

NA4475.S8 G673 2014  Gunnar Asplund’s Gothenburg : the transformation of public architecture in Interwar Europe

NA5320.M2 H46 2014  Cathedral : an illness and healing

NA6011.L35 2014  The Golden Lands : Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam

NA6600.C69 205  University Trends : contemporary campus design

NA6696.C6 J33 2014  New Museums in China

NA9051.R69 2014  Urban Intensities : contemporary housing types and territories

NA9355.E3 M33 2014  Scotland’s Shrine : the Scottish National War Memorial

NC242.P37 A4 2014  In the City

NC363.M37 2014  Art-Centered Learning Across the Curriculum

NC845.D33 2014  Graphic Design School : the principles and practice of graphic design

NC997.M35 2014  Making a Splash : graphics that flow

NC1002.P33 E28 2014  Eat & Go : branding & design for takeaways & restaurants

NC1766.U53 B45 2014  The Art of Big Hero 6

NC1766.U53 B66 2014  Art of the Book of Life

NC1766.U53 H692 2014  The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2

NK1170.K84 2014  Designing Models

NK1175.H63 2014  When Design Really Works

NK1447.6.C73 A4 2014  A Frame For Life : the designs of StudioIlse

NK1510.H444 2014  Typographic Universe

NK2043.P68 2014  Bachelors of a Different Sort : queer aesthetics, material culture, and the modern interior in Britain

NK2195.S89 S792 2014 v.1-2  Stylish Stores II

NK2542.E73 BL47 2014  Ercol : furniture in the making

NK2542.W75 A4 2014  The Furniture of Rupert Williamson

NK7390.A1 S59 2014  Place and Adornment : a history of contemporary jewellery in Australia and New Zealand

PN1992.77.A2596 M395 2014  Adventure Time : the art of Ooo

PN1997.2.B68 E76 2014  The Art of Boxtrolls

PN1997.2.F35 2013  The Hobbit : desolation of Smaug : chronicles : art & design

PN3365.L35 2014  Shoot Your Novel : cinematic techniques to supercharge your writing

PN6727.B36 C64 2005   One Hundred Demons

PN6727.B37 57 Z46 2007  Fun Home : a family tragicomic

PN6727.C565 A6 2012  Daniel Clowes : modern cartoonist

SB484.C2 R45 2014  Climber’s Paradise : making Canada’s mountain parks, 1906-1974

TA403.D46 2014  Material Innovation Architecture

TH880.I56 2014 v.1-2  Innovation and Application of Green Building Materials

TH1431.D34 2012 Icehotel Art & Design

TH1651.A43 2013  The Alchemy of Galvanizing : art, architecture and engineering

TT496.B35 2014  The Fight for Ethical Fashion : the origins and interactions of the clean clothes campaign

TT505.E53 A25 2014  Lanvin : I love you

TT507.F6325 2014  Why It Does Not Have To Fit : modern fashion explained

TT515.F37 2014  Haute Couture Ateliers : the artisans of fashion

Z116.A43 S38 2014  Book Designers from the Netherlands

Vet Med Library Holiday Hours (12/17-1/6)

VetMed News - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:40

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Holiday / Intersession Hours:

  • December 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • December 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • December 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday): 7:30am -6pm (Last day to check out materials until January 3!!)
  • December 24 (Wednesday) – January 2 (Friday): CLOSEDHappy Holidays!!
  • January 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • January 5-6 (Monday-Tuesday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • January 7 (Wednesday): 7am – 11pm – Regular Hours Resume

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are closed on December 24-25 (Wednesday – Thursday) for Christmas and January 1 (Thursday) for New Year, but are open during the holiday. See all NCSU Libraries hours.

Happy Holidays from the Vet Med Library Staff!

Late Night Study Break

VetMed News - Thu, 2014-12-04 12:14

Coffee and donuts during final exams
(Starting the night of December 7th)
D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library

Long after the cafes have closed for the night, University Dining will be providing free coffee and the Friends of the Library will be supplying donuts in the lobbies of the D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library throughout final examinations (except for Saturday and Sunday mornings).

So put down the books for a few moments, take a deep breath or two, and meet us after midnight to throw off the stress and boost up the energy.

Our thanks go to University Dining and the Friends of the Library.

Late Night Study Break

NCSU Libraries News - Thu, 2014-12-04 12:14

Coffee and donuts during final exams
(Starting the night of December 7th)
D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library

Long after the cafes have closed for the night, University Dining will be providing free coffee and the Friends of the Library will be supplying donuts in the lobbies of the D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library throughout final examinations (except for Saturday and Sunday mornings).

So put down the books for a few moments, take a deep breath or two, and meet us after midnight to throw off the stress and boost up the energy.

Our thanks go to University Dining and the Friends of the Library.

November 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-12-02 10:35

November 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for November 2014 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU 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 NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

Changes to library access to limit disruptions around final exams

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:22

NC State students rely on the Libraries for quiet study space, particularly during final exams. To help ensure that we can meet this need, the NCSU Libraries is continuing changes put in place this summer to reduce disruptions during the critical times around finals.

At the Hunt Library

  • Access during reading days and finals will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, who will need to use their Wolfpack One Cards to enter the Hunt Library security gates, December 4-16.
  • No tours, sightseeing, or events will be allowed between the last day of classes and the completion of final exams.

At the D. H. Hill Library

  • Tours and events will be limited around final exams, December 4-16
  • The Wolfpack One Card will continue to be required for access after 10:00 pm.

Changes to library access to limit disruptions around final exams

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2014-11-25 16:22

NC State students rely on the Libraries for quiet study space, particularly during final exams. To help ensure that we can meet this need, the NCSU Libraries is continuing changes put in place this summer to reduce disruptions during the critical times around finals.

At the Hunt Library

  • Access during reading days and finals will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, who will need to use their Wolfpack One Cards to enter the Hunt Library security gates, December 4-16.
  • No tours, sightseeing, or events will be allowed between the last day of classes and the completion of final exams.

At the D. H. Hill Library

  • Tours and events will be limited around final exams, December 4-16
  • The Wolfpack One Card will continue to be required for access after 10:00 pm.

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