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Final Journal and Database Cancellation Lists Posted – May 7 Feedback Deadline

8 hours 21 min ago

In consultation with the University Library Committee and the Departmental Library Representatives, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for FY 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000.

A comprehensive review process that included input from faculty, staff, and students has identified 709 journals and additional databases for cancellation. The revised list of journals and the list of databases proposed for cancellation are available below.

Further cuts to the Libraries budget will result in the cancellation of additional databases and all 904 journals included in the review, including the 195 journals saved from cancellation based on campus input and overall usage.

Please share your feedback on these proposed journal and database cancellations by May 7, 2014 with Hilary Davis, Greg Raschke or Kris Alpi, Director of the Veterinary Medicine Library.

While the review process has gathered as much data as possible to try to minimize the relative impact of collections cuts, reductions of this magnitude will result in the cancellation of important journals and databases that will have a lasting impact on the ability of the Libraries to meet the research and teaching needs of the university.

An FAQ is available that addresses a number of potential questions about the collections review including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles, moving journal titles to electronic only to realize savings on subscriptions, and the timeline for the overall process.

March 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2014-04-01 07:39

March 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for March 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.

Vet Med Library Extended Hours for DVM Spring Exams (4/7 – 19)

Tue, 2014-04-01 07:28

These are the Vet Med Library Pre-Finals, Reading Day and Spring Examination Hours.

April 7 -11 (Monday-Friday) : 6:00am – 12:00am
April 12 (Saturday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
April 13 (Sunday) : 8:00am – 12:00am
April 14 – 16 (Monday-Wednesday) : 6:00am – 12:00am
April 17 (Thursday) : 6:00am – 6:00pm
April 18 (Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
April 19 (Saturday) : 11:00am – 7:00pm (Regular Hours Resume)

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Time to Submit Spring Selectives Reserve Readings to VML

Mon, 2014-03-31 09:00

The Veterinary Medicine Library has began processing Spring Selectives requests.  CVM Faculty who need to put materials on reserve may submit a reading list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) by Friday, April 11th.  To help us expedite your request, please specify the email subject as Reserve Request.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, and full call number) for titles desired.

The Libraries’ reserve management system offers you or your designate an opportunity to manage many aspects of the course reading page. Please visit the reserves management system at https://reserves.lib.ncsu.edu/ where you can make your requests.

For additional information on VML reserves services and quick access to the system, go to  Course Reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or phone 919-513-6218.

Wolfprint Update – Check SysNews

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:22

For the latest status reports on the Wolfprint conversion problem, visit SysNews. Wolfprint apologizes for the delay and inconvenience for those not on spring break this week.

VML hours during CVM Spring Break (March 17-22)

Mon, 2014-03-10 10:00

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours for CVM Spring Break:

March 17 – 21 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am  – 6:00pm

March 22 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, March 23)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are open 24 hours.  See All NCSU Libraries Hours.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 8-15)

Mon, 2014-03-03 10:16

The Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) will be open regular hours during the NCSU spring break.  VML regular hours are:

  • Mar 8: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 9: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mar 10-13: Monday – Thursday, 6:30am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 14: Friday, 6:30am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 15: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 16: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm

On Monday, March 17, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 17-22. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/vetmed/general for VML hours.

The D. H. Hill Library, James B. Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library and Design Library will have shortened hours during the NCSU Campus Spring Break (March 8-15).  See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Mon, 2014-03-03 07:44

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for February 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.

Counting Your Use of VML Spaces (2/27-3/5)

Tue, 2014-02-25 15:29

The Libraries want to make sure our spaces and technology meet your needs. Twice a semester library staff walk around each hour to count where people are sitting and whether desktop or laptop computers are being used. We use an iPad application developed here at NCSU (see below). The data helps us work with the Vet Med Library & Educational Resources Committee and CVM to decide on placement of desktop machines and furniture.

For one week, starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and ending Wednesday, Mar. 5, we will take these hourly counts to capture regular usage. We try very hard not to disturb you when taking these counts, but we understand that you notice when we are looking at you and entering the counts. Please be assured that it is just a headcount and no other identifying information is recorded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us (919-513-6218 ; libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) or stop by the desk and let us know. Thank you for your patience.

Kris Alpi, Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine

Temporary entrance to CVM Main Building Fri 2/28 – Sun 3/2

Tue, 2014-02-25 13:18

The CVM Main Building lobby will be closed for carpeting beginning this Friday morning (Feb 28) with work continuing through Sunday, Mar 2.

Access to the Veterinary Medicine Library from Friday – Sunday will be through the glass double doors to the left of the main CVM entrance. Once inside the building, go straight ahead to the elevator/stairs and down one level to the Library. Signs will be provided to show the route to the library. Please call 919-513-6218 if you have any problems or questions about accessing the Library this weekend.

Please provide feedback for Libraries’ Collections and Journal Review by March 21

Mon, 2014-02-24 17:38

Dear CVM Community,

Many of you have already participated in discussions around the Libraries’ budget challenges and the need to reduce journal spending for 2015. If you have not heard about this yet, please see the background information that follows my short message.

The list of approximately 900 potential journal cancellations for your review and ranking is available as an online web form or as a downloadable spreadsheet (csv format). In addition to titles, publishers and cost, the data considered also includes journal impact factor, electronic usage downloads, and the numbers of NCSU citations to and publications in each title over the past 5 years. For guidelines and instructions for ranking and submitting your feedback, consult the Review Process web page or the “How to Use this Tool” link within the online web form.

Please provide your feedback and ranking of titles important to your work by Friday, March 21, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us or call me at 919-513-6219. Thank you for participating in this process.

Kris Alpi

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Background information disseminated February 24:

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for FY 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000 – about 7.5% of the 2013/2014 allocation. Projected budget reductions from the university, combined with expected inflation for journals and databases of $550,000 (at a 7% annual inflation rate), necessitate preparations for steep reductions to the collection. Reductions at this level will require a review of current library collections, including a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions, to prepare for cancellations of approximately 625 journal titles for early 2015.

Staff from the Libraries met with the University Library Committee in October 2013 and the Departmental Library Representatives in November 2013 to discuss the strategy for reviewing titles and a communication plan for soliciting feedback from faculty, staff, and students. Library Representatives suggested and strongly endorsed a data informed process where subject specialists from the Libraries review usage data, citation and publication activity at the university, disciplinary trends, price, and impact factor to compile and present a potential cancellation list for review and ranking by the NC State community. Per the request of the Departmental Library Representatives, the list of approximately 900 potential journal cancellations is presented for review and ranking as an online web form or as a downloadable spreadsheet (csv format).

For guidelines and instructions for ranking and submitting your feedback, please consult the Review Process web page or the “How to Use this Tool” link within the online web form.

Your participation – by communicating with your colleagues, assessing potential approaches to these cuts, and reviewing proposed cancellations – is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance in managing this crisis.

An FAQ is available that addresses a number of potential questions about the collections review including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles, moving journal titles to electronic only to realize savings on subscriptions, and the timeline for the overall process.

Please share your comments, concerns and feedback with:

Hilary Davis
Interim Head, Collection Management
hilary_davis@ncsu.edu
919-515-3833

Greg Raschke
Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication
greg_raschke@ncsu.edu
919-515-7188

New Materials February 10

Mon, 2014-02-10 14:24
Novick & Morrow’s public health administration : principles for population-based management. Common diseases of companion animals
Summers, Alleice, author. Raising goats naturally : the complete guide to milk, meat and more
Niemann, Deborah, author. African local knowledge & livestock health : traditional, environmental & biomedical approaches in South Africa
Beinart, William, author. The dog encyclopedia Pure poultry : living well with heritage chickens, turkeys and ducks
Miller, Victoria Redhed, author. Biology of sharks and their relatives Manual of fish health : everything you need to know about aquarium fish, their environment and disease prevention
Andrews, Chris, 1953- Horse foot care : a horse owners guide to humane foot care
Butler, Doug, 1942- Veterinary anaesthesia
Clarke, K. W., M.A., VetMB, D.V.A., M.R.C.V.S. Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat
Johnson, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Archer), 1950-, author. Equine sports medicine and surgery : basic and clinical sciences of the equine athlete Small animal internal medicine The healthy homemade pet food cookbook : 75 whole-food recipes and tasty treats for every age and stage of your pet’s development
Taylor-Laino, Barbara. Pet dogs, problem dogs, high performance dogs : how science can take your training to a new level : a seminar Equine locomotion The soul of all living creatures : what animals can teach us about being human
Virga, Vint. Wildly profitable marketing for the pet industry : powerful pointers for your pet business, veterinary practice or pet-industry supply company
Foster, Pamela.

January 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:04

January 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for January 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.

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