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Code+Art Student Visualization Contest Finalists Announced

Mon, 2015-03-23 16:03

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the finalist teams for its inaugural Code+Art Student Visualization Contest. Through a competitive proposal process, students are creating large-scale, data-driven “generative art” for the twenty-foot wide Art Wall and iPearl Immersion Theater at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The selected finalists are Anthony Smith and a team from WKNC 88.1 FM, who are working closely with Libraries staff to realize their project visions. The finalists are competing for the grand prize of $600 which will be awarded at the Code+Art reception at the Hunt Library on April 15, 2015.

Anthony Smith, a Senior in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Development, is creating Fractal Forest, a fully interactive planet that grows different plant types as guests enter the Hunt Library. The visualization will also include a sun and moon, and will depict elements including the current time and weather. As people view and participate in the work, the visualization will develop and change.

The team from WKNC 88.1 FM, NC State’s student run radio station, is creating a music visualizer of their Internet radio stream. This visualization will have an outline of the Raleigh and NC State skyline along the bottom, and various objects flying through the sky above. Each flying object will represent a current online listener. This team consists of Cameren Dolecheck, Harrison Wideman, Neal Grantham, Dylan Stein, and Colin Keesee.

This contest marks the first open call for students to create and showcase data-driven art for the video walls at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Mike Nutt, digital media librarian and creator of the Code+Art program says, “The video walls were installed to create a dialog with library patrons about the world around them. Code+Art re-envisions the role that data plays in a university setting, turning data into part of our library’s aesthetic fabric.”

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mike Nutt at 919-513-0651 or

New Materials March 16

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:18
Robbins and Cotran atlas of pathology
Klatt, Edward C., 1951- author.

VML hours during CVM Spring Break (March 16-21)

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:48

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

March 16 – 20 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am  – 6:00pm

March 21 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, March 22)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library have longer hours.  See All NCSU Libraries Hours.

February 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Wed, 2015-03-04 14:39

February 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for February 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 or call us at 919-513-6218.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 7-14)

Tue, 2015-03-03 15:02

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

  • Mar 7: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 8: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mar 9-12: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 13: Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 14: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm

On Monday, March 16, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 16-21. See 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 7-14).  See for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Libraries offers Audio and Video Workshops

Fri, 2015-02-20 16:32

Basics of Audio Recording
Learn how to record audio in these interactive workshops. Through hands-on practice you’ll become familiar with the equipment. Use GarageBand to learn the basics of voice recording. We will also review the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, and the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Media Production Studio 4215): 2/26, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

Video Production and Editing Basics
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You’ll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding. By shooting video and editing, you will complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects. All workshops begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

Sign up for a workshop at the Hunt Library (Fishbowl Seminar Room): 3/5, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23 Sign up for a workshop at the D. H. Hill Library (Digital Media Lab): 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/134/27

NCSU Libraries Evening Events Cancelled

Mon, 2015-02-16 10:45

Due to impending inclement weather, the NCSU Libraries has cancelled the following evening events for Monday, February 16, 2015.

  • Virtual MLK event, 7PM, Teaching and Visualization Lab, The Hunt Library.  This event will take place next Monday, February 23rd at 7PM.
  • D-I-WISE workshop, 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Assembly Room, Multimedia Seminar Center, D. H. Hill Library.

Please visit the NCSU Libraries website for further updates and information on when these events will be rescheduled. The university’s inclement weather statement can be found at this link.

Photography Workshops

Fri, 2015-02-06 17:36

Boost your photography skills by taking some of the mystery out of using DSLR Cameras! In this workshop, we will introduce you to the basics of digital camera functions. This class is for the novice or entry level photographer. Join us for an informative, interactive experience! Space is limited.

INTRODUCTION TO DSLR CAMERAS, 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 10
Fishbowl Seminar Room, (4th Floor) Hunt Library, Register at:


For beginners, enthusiasts, and anyone simply interested in learning how to make a good photo into a great one! This class covers the basics of taking digital photographs, including composition and light. Space is limited.

Fishbowl Seminar Room, (4th Floor) Hunt Library, Register at:

January 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2015-02-03 08:04

January 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for January 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 or call us at 919-513-6218.

Global Open Knowledgebase receives additional Mellon funding to pioneer community-sourced management of digital content for education and research

Thu, 2015-01-22 09:22

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $333,000 to North Carolina State University to support the second phase of the development of the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb), an open source project that promises to significantly enhance how libraries manage their electronic journals and books.

Designed and implemented by the Kuali OLE founding partners and Jisc Collections of the United Kingdom with initial funding from the Mellon Foundation, GOKb is a pioneering knowledge base of metadata that describes e-books and e-journals, the models that publishers use to sell them, and the ways that libraries and their users can access them.

GOKb’s data will be made publicly available under a Creative Commons CC0 license so that the tool can be used by anyone and integrated into any system or service, whether commercial or open source. As a service to learning communities globally, it will be freely available to libraries, academic publishers, library service providers, and the public through a web-based interface and application program interfaces (APIs).

GOKb is designed to be a part of the Kuali Open Library Environment (Kuali OLE), the first library management system designed by and for academic and research libraries. NC State and the NCSU Libraries serve as lead institution for GOKb development. GOKb will also be adopted by Knowledge Base+, an electronic resources management service provided by Jisc Collections.

Phase 2 work funded by the Mellon grant will run through December 2015 and will enable further development of the knowledge base, recruitment of library and vendor partnerships, and expansion into key areas such as e-book management, description of open-access resources, and linked data.

Libraries and publishers are now invited to explore GOKb—and become a partner

Phase 1 of the GOKb project is now available for public preview through the GOKb web application.  The preview showcases the latest version of the GOKb software and contains representative seed data that describes organizations, packages, titles, holdings, and templates for licensing.  Libraries and publishers are invited to use the GOKb preview to search and browse metadata, export package information, and experiment with the system’s API and co-referencing service. The GOKb team is very interested in receiving comments and suggestions from users as they explore the tool.

At this stage of development, the GOKb development group is also especially interested in working with new partners in both the library and the vendor communities.  New library partners will be critical to making this community-managed resource increasingly valuable for academic libraries around the globe.  Academic publishers who contribute data at this stage of GOKb development will benefit from a tool that is driven by an engaged, knowledgeable community of librarians who will be continually contributing valuable enhancements to data about publishers’ products.

Open House in the D. H. Hill Library’s Visualization Studio Explore how to see your work in powerful new ways

Wed, 2015-01-21 10:58

The D. H. Hill Library’s new Visualization Studio provides an easy-to-use space where you can transform how you see your presentations, present your research, and explore your data. Using the room’s 12 projectors to create an immersive 360-degree view across four walls, the studio allows:

  • Students to work together on group projects, to boost their presentations to new levels, and to study complex ideas and phenomena at a large scale, seeing them spread out around the room.
  • Professors to conduct interactive classes and engaging seminars that surround their students in images, documents, movie clips, and data visualizations.
  • Researchers to work together to explore new ways to describe and communicate their findings visually, compare complex, detailed images, and analyze large maps and graphics.
Drop by and see the room in action

On January 30, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Visualization Studio will be open for you to explore its possibilities. NCSU Libraries staff and experts from the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will be available to give an overview of the room’s features, demonstrate examples of applications from a range of disciplines, and answer questions you might have about how to make the room work for you. RENCI is a collaborative effort involving UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State and was instrumental in developing and deploying the Visualization Studio.

The Visualization Studio is located on the second floor of the East Wing, D. H. HillLibrary, just across from the Unity Lab.

New Materials January 20

Wed, 2015-01-21 10:50
Textbook of diagnostic microbiology Rockwood and Green’s fractures in adults Emergency conference Terrestrial animal health code. 2014. Bennett & Brachman’s hospital infections Practical guide to traditional Chinese veterinary medicine : emergencies and five elements syndromes
Xie, Huisheng, author. Small animal dentistry
Hawke, Christine, author, speaker. Orthopaedic conference Fifty years at the necropsy table, 1955-2005 : true stories of a different kind
King, J. M. (John McKain), 1927- author. Leading the way to your dream practice
Kornfeld, Steve, 1956- Mixed methods in health sciences research : a practical primer
Curry, Leslie (Leslie A.), author. Atlas of human poisoning and envenoming
Diaz, James H., author. Backyard poultry medicine and surgery : a guide for veterinary practitioners Presenting data effectively : communicating your findings for maximum impact
Evergreen, Stephanie D. H., author. Dermatology
Vogelnest, Linda, author, speaker. Cradle to grave : small animal health and wellbeing
Bassett, Rebecca, author. Otitis
Otitis seminar (2013 : Sydney, NSW) Teaching for critical thinking : tools and techniques to help students question their assumptions
Brookfield, Stephen. Contracts, benefits, and practice management for the veterinary profession
Wilson, James F., 1943- A dog who’s always welcome : assistance and therapy dog trainers teach you how to socialize and train your companion dog
Long, Lorie. Our faithful companions : exploring the essence of our kinship with animals
Fine, Aubrey H., author. Stoelting’s pharmacology and physiology in anesthetic practice.
Shafer, Steven L., author. Dog food for thought : pet food label art, wit & wisdom
Dotz, Warren, author. Mending God’s creatures : true stories of a small-town veterinarian
Roloff, Jim. Basic and clinical pharmacology.
Katzung, Bertram. Current techniques in small animal surgery
Bojrab, M. Joseph, author. Mammals of Southern Africa and their tracks & signs
Gutteridge, Lee.