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Vet Med Library Memorial Day Holiday Hours (May 25)

Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Memorial Day Holiday hours:

May 23 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 24 (Sunday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 25 (Monday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm Email to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu will not be monitored Monday 5/25 so please call 919-513-6218 if you need immediate assistance.**

May 26 (Tuesday): 7:30am – 9:00pm  – Regular Hours Resume

** Memorial Day hours at D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are 9:00am – 6:00 pm. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Special Collections exhibit at Vet Med features items documenting the diversity of pathology work in the twentieth century

Fri, 2015-05-15 14:26

An exhibit case featuring materials from the Special Collections Research Center welcomes visitors this summer at the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.  The exhibit showcases the diversity of pathology work in the twentieth century, from research to practice to service. Items from three different collections are featured. This item, shown below, is from the Milton M. Leonard Papers; it lists a veterinarian’s fee schedule (relating to dog hospitalization) from approximately 1950. Several other items in the exhibit, not pictured here, show the fee schedules of veterinary services (including pathology procedures) in the 1950s.

Dr. Milton Leonard opened a veterinary practice in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1914, and was awarded the Distinguished Veterinarian Award by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) in 1978. The collection also includes Dr. Leonard’s research files, research papers, and various other items he collected during his career, such as medical brochures and catalogs.

The Edward J. Noga Papers are also featured in the exhibit. Dr. Noga was Professor of Aquatic Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Zoology. Dr. Noga’s main research interests were infectious diseases in fish and shellfish, with a focus on immune mechanisms and how these are affected by environmental stressors and toxins. Pathological explorations, especially necropsies of fish, were integral to Dr. Noga’s work. Included in the exhibit is an example of a clinical pathology datasheet from the red-sore project Dr. Noga conducted in the 1980s.

Finally, one item from the Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Pamphlets is featured; this collection was written about in a press release also published in our blog.

For more information about items in Special Collections relating to Veterinary Medicine and Zoological Health, please go to: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/veterinary-medicine and http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/zoologicalhealth.

Now Lending: The Apple Watch

Fri, 2015-05-08 15:45

Known for its role on NC State’s campus as a technology incubator, the NCSU Libraries lent its first Apple Watch yesterday afternoon to Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences. Much like it has for a range of technologies—from laptops to iPads to Arduinos to 3D scanners—NCSU Libraries is again leading the way.

When asked about the Libraries’ interest in lending Apple Watches, David Woodbury (Associate Head of User Experience) simply explained that “the students asked us to, and it is our goal to respond, in student-time, to their interests and research needs.” Woodbury also pointed out that the students and faculty at NC State are themselves creating the technologies of the future, and giving them access to the latest tools and devices inspires and facilitates their innovations.

Arfeen, who is on the pre-med track, recognized immediately a connection to her field: “I absolutely love the fact that I can check my heart rate at any point in the day. I’m interested in cardiology, and I check my pulse periodically throughout the day anyway, and this made it a lot easier.” But lending such devices is not meant solely for academic use, a fact not lost on Arfeen: “The camera app is my second favorite! You can use the watch to open it, and it’ll transmit what is showing on your phone’s camera! You can use the watch to take pictures!”

“This is an extension of what libraries have always done,” Woodbury noted. “Libraries democratize access to technology, making tools that may otherwise be difficult to afford available to students. We want as many students as possible to experience what these various technologies have to offer, and we love hearing from them about the exciting and creative ways they put these tools to use.”

Arfeen has already provided valuable feedback about the Apple Watch’s intuitive usability: “The face was easy to customize, and Siri works fine, as long as I’m connected to Wi-Fi.” For more about her experience with the Apple Watch, follow her blog posts right here all next week.

Learn more about the NCSU Libraries’ technology lending service here.

VML Extends Hours for Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (5/14 – 5/17)

Fri, 2015-05-08 09:26

The Vet Med Library will have the following hours during the Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine:

May 14 (Thursday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 15 (Friday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
May 16 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm
May 17 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Many resources from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Certification Examination Reference List will be on display.

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

Elephant Company Read Smart – rescheduled to Thursday, August 27

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:03
Read Smart Book Discussion – Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Mike Loomis, Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo and adjunct associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will lead a discussion on Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke.

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April 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Mon, 2015-05-04 14:10

April 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for April 2015 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.

VML Intersession Hours Begin May 4

Mon, 2015-04-27 10:29

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours for Semester Intersession:

  • May 4-7 (Monday – Thursday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • May 8 (Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 9-10 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 11-15 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 16-17 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

May 18 (Monday) : 7:30am – 9:00pm – Regular Summer Hours Begin

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

Vet Med Library Collection Move Begins May 2015

Wed, 2015-04-15 09:04

Impending Vet Med Library Collection Movement Activities (May – November 2015)

This move should not impact faculty, staff or students since all of the content to be moved is available online. It was approved by the Library and Education Resources Committee on January 28, 2015 to create potential for additional space renovations to accommodate the growth of the veterinary student population and active learning space needs of the Library.

Approximately 37 shelving units of journals where the print duplicates our online access will be moved to the Hunt Library BookBot between May-November 2015. These are primarily basic science and human medicine print journals, but some international animal health journals and species-specific veterinary journals are also included. All material in the BookBot is freely scanned upon request through Tripsaver or the link in the Libraries catalog should we experience any problems with our online access. The list of titles/years to be moved is below. If there are any of these titles/years for which online access is not considered sufficient, and you need the print version retained onsite, please contact Kris Alpi at kmalpi@ncsu.edu or 919-513-6219.

Title Print Holdings to BookBot
A.A.V. Newsletter v.5 (1984)-v.7 (1986)
Academic Medicine v.75 (2000) – 84 (2009)
Acta Radiologica 1999-2005
Acta Veterinaria (Brno) v. 48 (1979) – v. 83 (2014)
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2001-2006
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica Supplementum 2002-2004
American journal of clinical pathology 2000-2014
American journal of kidney diseases v.3 (1983/1984)-v.24 (1994)
American journal of ophthalmology 1995-1997
American journal of pathology v.168 (2006)-v.177 (2010)
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine v.166 (2002), v.172 (2006)-v.182 (2010)
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene v.73 (2005)-2014
Anatomia, histologia, embryologia 1997-v.38 (2009)
Anatomy & embryology 1997–v.205 (2002)
Anesthesia & analgesia v.102 (2006)-v.109 (2009)
Anesthesiology (American Society of Anesthesiologists) v.104 (2006)-v.111 (2009)
Animal genetic resources information v.38 (2006)-v.45 (2008)
Animal health research reviews v.2 (2001)-v.11 (2010)
Animal law 2003-2014
Animal news 2009-2014
Animal welfare (South Mimms, England) 2008-2014
Animal welfare institute quarterly 2000-2014
Annals of internal medicine 1993-2014
ACP JOURNAL CLUB 2002-2008
Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology 1997-1999
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy v.55 no.11-12 (2011) 
APMIS Supplementum 1997-2005
Archives of internal medicine (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 1998-2009
Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine (Chicago, Ill. : 1976) 1996-2009
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 1998-2009
Arquivo Brasileiro de medicina veterinaria e zootechnia 1999-2000
Avian diseases v.1 (1957)-v.53 (2009)
Avian pathology 1997-2010
Biopharmaceutics & drug disposition 1996-2009
Blood v.99 (2002)-2014
Brain cell biology v.35 (2006)-v.36 (2008)
British journal of anaesthesia v.64 (1990)-v.95 (2005)
British journal of dermatology (Oxford, England) 1997-2009
British journal of experimental pathology v.61 (1980)-v.70 (1989)
Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists v.13:no.2 (1993)-v.30 (2010)
Bulletin of the veterinary institute in Pulawy 2002-2013
Bulletin of the World Health Organization v. 78 (2000)-2014
Calcified tissue international 1997-2002
Canadian journal of comparative medicine v.42 (1978)-v.49 (1985)
Cancer investigation v.28:no.6 (2010)-v.30 (2012)
Cardiovascular research 1996-2006
Carolina Aquarist 1991 Fall, 1993 Fall, 1994 Winter
Cell motility v.1 (1980)-v.5 (1985)
Cell motility and the cytoskeleton v.43 (1999)-v.66 (2009) 
Circulation (New York, N.Y. : 1950) v.113 (2006)-v.120 (2009)
Circulation research v.88 (2001)-v.105 (2009)
Clinical and experimental dermatology 1997-2003
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology 1997-2002
Clinical chemistry v.52 (2006)- 2014
Clinical infectious diseases 1996-2010
Clinical Pharmacokinetics 1998-2009
Clinical rheumatology 1997-2009
Clinical Science 1998-2002
Comparative biochemistry & physiology A v.65 (1980)-v.97 (1990)
Comparative clinical pathology v.11 (2002)-v.18 (2009)
Comparative haematology international v.5 (1995)-v.10 (2000)
Comparative immunology microbiology & infectious diseases v.18 (1995)-v.29 (2006)
Comparative medicine v.50 (2000)-2014
Cornea 2001-2005
Critical care medicine v.34 (2006)-v.37 (2009)
Defenders (Washington, D.C.) 2009-2014
Digestive diseases and sciences 1997-2009
Diseases of aquatic organisms v.1 (1985)-v.62 (2004)
Diseases of the colon & rectum 2002-2005
Emerging infectious diseases v.1:no.1 (1995)-v.1:no.3 (1995), v.4 (1998), v.6 (2000)-v.8 (2002)
Endangered species update 2000-2007
Epidemiologic reviews 1996-2007
Epidemiology and infection v.98 (1987)-v.105 (1990)
European journal of clinical microbiology v.3 (1984)-v.6 (1987)
European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases 1997-2009
European journal of clinical pharmacology 1997-2003
European journal of haematology 1997-2009
European journal of morphology 1999-2005
European journal of nuclear medicine 1997-2001
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.) v.234 (2009)-v.238:no.4 (2013)
Fish and shellfish immunology v.22 (2007)-v.23 (2007)
Fundamental & clinical pharmacology 1997-2009
Genome research v.16 (2006)-2014
Government veterinary journal: GVJ v.15:no.2 (2005)-v.20 (2009)
Graefe’s archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology 1997-2009
Growth factors 2003
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 1995-2009
Histology and histopathology 2002-2014
Hospital Pharmacy 2006-2012
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) 2004-2009
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) v.37 (2001)-v.54 (2009)
ILAR journal v.37 (1995)-v.49 (2008)
Immunogenetics v.15 (1982)-v.61 (2009)
Immunological investigations 2002
Immunological reviews v.113 (1990)-v.232 (2009)
Immunology v.72 (1991)-v.128 (2009)
Immunology and cell biology v.65 (1987)-v.84 (2006)
In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal v.27 (1991)-v.45 (2009)
Infection v.25 (1997)-v.37 (2009)
Inflammation (New York, N.Y.) v.9 (1985)-v.32 (2009)
Inflammation research v.44 (1995)-v.51 (2002)
Inflammatory bowel diseases v.8 (2002)-v.15 (2009)
Inhalation toxicology v.16:no.6 (2004)-v.20 (2008)
International immunology v.8 (1996)-v.21 (2009)
International journal of andrology 1997-2009
International journal of applied research in veterinary medicine v.2 (2004)-2014
International journal of dermatology v.21 (1982)-v.48 (2009)
International journal of experimental pathology v.71:no.4 (1990)-v.90 (2009)
International journal of hyperthermia 1999-2009
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science v.47 (2006)-v.50 (2009
Irish veterinary journal 2004-2009
Japanese journal of veterinary research v.25 (1977)- 2014
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology 1996-1999
Journal of andrology v.27 (2006)-v.33 (2012)
Journal of animal ethics v.1 (2011)-v.2 (2012)
Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition v.85 (2001)-v.92 (2008), v.93:no.2-6 (2009) 
Journal of animal science v.78 (2000)-v.86 (2008)
Journal of applied animal welfare science v.1 (1998)-v.12 (2009)
Journal of applied research in veterinary medicine v.1 (2003)-v.2:no.1 (2004) 
Journal of avian medicine and surgery 1996-2010
Journal of clinical investigation v.105 (2000)-v.123:no.10 (2014)
Journal of clinical oncology 1999-2014
Journal of comparative pathology 1995-1998
Journal of comparative physiology B v.154 (1984)-v.173 (2003) 
Journal of dairy science v.83 (2000)-v.92 (2009)
Journal of endocrinology v.84 (1980)-v.212 (2012)
Journal of equine veterinary science 1995-2006
Journal of exotic pet medicine v.15 (2006)
Journal of experimental medicine v.204 (2007)-2014
Journal of experimental pathology (oxford eng + 2 book dummies) v.71:no.1 (1990)-v.71:no.3 (1990)
Journal of feline medicine & surgery v.1:no.4 (1999), v.3 (2001)-v.8 (2006)
Journal of fish diseases v.1(1978)-v.32(2009)
Journal of herpetological medicine and surgery 2011-2014
Journal of immunology 2006-2014
Journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings 1997-2009
Journal of medical microbiology 2006-2014
Journal of medical primatology 1999-2009
Journal of neuro-oncology 1999-2005
Journal of neuropathology & experimental neurology 2000-2009
Journal of neurophysiology 2006-2014
Journal of neuroscience 2000-2014
Journal of neurosurgery 1983-2014
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 2007-2014
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine 1999-2004
Journal of pathology 1996-2009
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 1996-2002
Journal of raptor research 1987-2005
Journal of small animal practice 1960-2009
Journal of swine health and production 2001-2014
Journal of the American College of Surgeons 1994-2003
Journal of the American Medical Association 1998-2014
Journal of the National Cancer Institute : JNCI 1983-2014
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs 1998-2014
Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 1997-2009
Journal of trauma v.21 (1981)-v.37 (1994)
Journal of wildlife rehabilitation 2000-2008
Laboratory animal science 1999
Laboratory investigation 2000-2009
Laboratory primate newsletter 1984-2003
Latham letter 1992-2014
Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 1997-2011
Morbidity and mortality weekly report : MMWR / Center for Disease Control 1993-1997
Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and Reports v.56 (2007)-v.59 (2010)
Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries v.53 (2004)-v.59 (2010)
Nephron 1996-2009
Neurobiology of disease v.6 (1999)-v.12 (2003)
New England journal of medicine 1990-2014
Obstetrics and gynecology (New York, N.Y. : 1953) 1995-2009
OIE bulletin 2006-2014
Oncology 1998-2011
Ophthalmic research 1998-2009
Ophthalmic surgery v.11 (1980)-v.26 (1995)
Ophthalmic surgery & lasers v.26 (1995) – v.33 (2002)
Ophthalmic surgery, lasers and imaging v.34 (2003)-v.43 (2012)
Ophthalmology v.104 (1997)
Parasitology 2006-2014
Pathogens and global health 2012-2014
Postgraduate medical journal 2006-2007
Poultry science v.49 (1970)-v.87 (2008)
Prostaglandins & other lipid mediators v.55 (1998)-v.72 (2003)
Redox report 2004
Reproduction (Cambridge, England) 2006-2014
Reproduction in domestic animals 1997-2009
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. Supplementum 2002-2008
SVME newsletter v.1 (1995) – v.13 (2006)
Theriogenology 1995-2006
Thrombosis and haemostasis 1998-2007
Toxicologic pathology 2001-2007
Transboundary and emerging diseases 2008-2009
Zeitschrift fur tierphysiologie v 45:n 1 (01/1982) – v 76:n 2/3 (09/1996)
Zoo biology v.25 (2006)-v.28 (2009)
Zoonoses and public health v.54 (2007)-v.56 (2009)
Zuchthygiene v.17 (1982)-v.24 (1989)

Collection Surprises

Mon, 2015-04-06 11:48

By Rachel Jacobson and Rose Buchanan

Floppy disks from the Raymond LeRoy Murray Papers

For processors of archival collections, it becomes second nature to look for groups of similar records produced as a result of the collection creator’s activities. When organizing collections, it is not unusual to come across materials other than paper documents. There may be relics of the past discovered amongst the files. For example, an odd floppy disk or VHS tape may turn up every now and again. Some artifacts may be a bit more unusual.

In a Special Collections Research Center with a broad collecting scope, one must be prepared to discover an occasional strange artifact. Recently, two peculiar artifacts have been discovered here at NCSU. One of the artifacts was a bit jarring while the other brightens up the collection it is a part of by contributing to the collection’s uniqueness. The jarring artifact was found as part of an addition to a collection that was already established, the James F. Wright Papers.

The unexpected artifact brings two questions to a processor’s mind. One, in which part of the collection could this artifact fit? Two, how should one store potentially hazardous materials? Answering these questions is all in a day’s work at the Special Collection Research Center. As this collection only has one series and materials are being arranged in the order they were received, the answer to the first question was not as complicated as it could have been. However, because such materials may be dangerous, it was decided that the tranquilizer gun should be held under restricted use for researchers’ safety.

Marble made from borosilicate glass, a nuclear waste storage material

Other unexpected artifacts, however, are safe to use and in fact add a sense of quirkiness to a collection. This was the case with the Raymond LeRoy Murray Papers. Dr. Murray was a physics professor at NCSU in the Nuclear Engineering program and was a key figure in establishing the University’s nuclear reactor, the first reactor operated on a college campus. While arranging his papers, processors came across a small marble made from borosilicate glass. As the card accompanying the marble said, “This nonradioactive marble is made with glass from a full-sized glass melter developed especially for defense nuclear waste.”

A quirky artifact indeed! While the marble does not pose a safety risk like the tranquilizer gun, processors still had to determine where the marble would best fit in the collection. Since the marble was discovered in a folder of “souvenirs” that Dr. Murray kept from his time in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, the processors decided to include the marble with teaching materials, rather than place it with reactor material which may fit more closely with research. This decision was made in part because of the artifact’s provenance. As the artifact was found in a previously sorted carton filled with teaching related documents, it seemed the logical choice to keep the artifact in the same series with the material stored near to it. Perhaps Dr. Murray picked the marble up during a visit to a nuclear waste disposal facility and later showed it to his students. Or Dr. Murray and others in the Department of Nuclear Engineering may have given prospective students each a marble as a “souvenir” of their visit to the University.  Either way, researchers may view this artifact, and other interesting finds, by contacting the Special Collections Research Center.

March 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:59

March 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for March 2015 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.

Time to Submit Spring Selectives Reserve Readings to VML

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:00

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 10th.  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.

Vet Med Library Hours for CVM Holiday and Spring Exams (4/3 – 17)

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:43

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

April 3 (Friday): 7:30am – 6:00pm
April 6 -10 (Monday-Friday) : 6:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 11 (Saturday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
April 12 (Sunday) : 8:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 13 – 16 (Monday-Thursday) : 6:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 17 (Friday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
April 18 (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.