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New books received in August and September

Design Library News - Thu, 2013-10-24 13:14

GT897.P27513 2012  Paris Haute Couture

GT2130.S638 2012  Shoe Obsession

GT6720.I78 2013  Artist/Rebel/Dandy : men of fashion

GV1469.15.A78 2013  The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

GV1469.15.R53 2013  The Art of Dead Space

GV1469.25.S75 S75 2012  Starcraft II : heart of the swarm

GV1469.25.S75 S755 2010 Starcraft II : wings of liberty

GV1469.37.A64 2013  The Art of Remember Me

N6494.F6 F67 2012  Art Without Artists

NA680.N46 2013  New Attitudes : designing in times of transformation

NA736.C377 2013  Architects from A to Z

NA737.M21675 A84 2013  The Architecture of Maritz & Young : exceptional historic homes of St. Louis

NA1273.S33 A4 2013  Todd Saunders : architecture in northern landscapes

NA1565.C467 2013  Architecture and Urbanism in Modern Korea

NA1995.L45 2013  Architect? : a candid guide to the profession

NA2540.M66 2014  Questioning Architectural Judgment : the problem of codes in the United States

NA2543.A58 M35 2013  New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

NA2543.B84 M37 2013  Mass Customization and Personalization in Architecture and Construction

NA2543.B84 W34 2013  An Architecture of Parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970

NA2543.N38 L66 2013  Architecture and Urban Spaces in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city

NA2543.R37 C64 2013  Building Apartheid : on architecture and order in Imperial Capetown

NA2543.S6 A5272 2013  Architecture and Capitalism : 1845 to the present

NA2543.T43 P7613X 2013  Product Development and Architecture : visions, methods, innovations

NA2543.Y6 P43 2009  Design Dossier : architecture for kids

NA2543.3.A698 2013  Architecture and Energy : performance and style

NA2750.C653 2013  The Collaborators : interactions in the architectural design process

NA2850.D47X 2013  Designing Interior Architecture : concept, typology, material, construction

NA5256.B3 B87 2013  Baja California Missions

NA6212.S65 2013  Pedestrian Modern : shopping and American architecture, 1925-1956

NA6230.H528 2012  High-rise and the Sustainable City

NA6234.G72 I67x 2013  Willis Faber & Dumas Headquarters

NA7574 A16 2006   50 + Vacation Homes

NA9053.H76 E95 2013   Measuring Urban Design : metrics for livable places

NA9053.S6 A76 2013  The Spaces of the Hospital : spatiality and urban change in London 1680-1820

NA9330.U6 W56 2013  Sculpting Doughboys : memory, gender, and taste in America’s World War I memorials

NA9347.C66 2013  Commemoration in America : essays on monuments, memorialization, and memory

NC980.5.S732 A4 2011  Structura 2 : the art of Sparth

NC1000.P43 2010  Design Dossier : graphic design for kids

NC1002.A78 I587 2912  Introducing : Culture Identities : design for museums, theaters, and cultural institutions

NC1002.L63 N47 2012  Dynamic Identities : how to create a living brand

NC1002.S54 K55X 2013  Spatial Orientation

NC1806.9.F478  2012  23rd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont

NC1883.J25 A43 2011  The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records

ND237.P73 S78 2013  Pollock : one : number 31, 1950

PN1997.S6163 K38 2012  The Fairest One of All

PN1997.2.E49 S25 2013  Elysium : the art of the film

PN1997.2.I763 J38 2013  The Art of Iron Man 3

PN1997.2.P398 P398 2001  Playtime (dvd)

SB407.H53 2013  Tropical Plant Resource

SB470.K58 A3 2013  Peter Kluska : landscape architecture

SB472.L365 2013  Landscape Infrastructure

SB473.4.M69 2013  The Landscape Lighting Book (3rd edition)

T385.D68795 2013  Dosch Viz-images : best agers – travel

T385.D69335 2013  Dosch Viz-images : bird’s eye people – business

T385.L663 2012  Solidworks 2012 Advanced (dvd)

T385.W37 2012  Learning Autodesk Inventor 2013 (dvd)

TA664.F59 2013  Flexible Composite Materials : in architecture, construction and interiors

TH880.G737 2011  Green Buildings and LEED Core Concepts

TH880.U84 2009  USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide

TH1421.M556 2013  Building with Earth : design and technology of a sustainable architecture

TJ163.5.B84 R529 2013  Energy Efficiency Refurbishments : principles, details, examples

TR897.7.N45 2012  Learning Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 (dvd)

TS171.A1 R44 2012-2013  Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook 2012/2013

TS171.N49 2013  Experience Design : a framework for integrating brand, experience, and value

TT680.D56 2013  Dior Impressions

TT854.5.J644 2013  Color By Accident : exploring low-water immersion dyeing (dvd)

Z246.W357 L69 2013  Printer’s Devil : the life and work of Frederic Warde

Z253.532.A34 C65 2013  Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6

Choose Your Own Adventure at Places & Spaces Exhibit

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-10-15 14:53

Select maps using the iPad

We are happy to announce the opening of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. In collaboration with Indiana University, NCSU Libraries invites you to browse a collection of some of the most important scientific visualizations ever produced. Visitors to the exhibit can use an iPad to choose from 80 powerful examples of knowledge domain mapping, novel location-based cartographies, data visualizations, and science-inspired art works.

The exhibit runs now through October 27th, and is featured in the iPearl Immersion Theater on the second floor of the Hunt Library.

Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell fascinating stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate. Inspiration is waiting for you at the Hunt Library!

Fall Special : Special Collections visits the Design Library!

Design Library News - Tue, 2013-10-15 11:14

October 16, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, Brooks Hall

The Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries will continue its biannual tradition of a “Show-and-Tell” event at the Design Library with its “Fall Special” on Wednesday, October 16. This is an exciting opportunity to see a sampling of Special Collections materials of special interest to those at the College of Design. The items on display will include rare books, architectural drawings, and other materials from our collections in Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic Design, and Landscape Architecture. Please come by during our open hours to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to examine these unique items from the Special Collections Research Center.

Admission Information:  Free and open to the public.

Contact Name:  Gwynn Thayer

Contact Phone:  (919) 513-3315

Contact Email:  gathayer@ncsu.edu

Writing support for graduate students

NRL News - Mon, 2013-10-14 13:44
The Graduate School and the Graduate Writing Center have new writing services available to graduate students.

Thesis and Dissertation Support Services (TDSS) TDSS is designed to enhance the success of students writing theses and dissertations. It offer a variety of workshops, seminars, and other programming to empower students to finish their degrees. Its focus is on scholarly writing instruction, but some events do cover the entire research process, from the beginning (forming an advisory committee), to the middle (writing a dissertation proposal), to the end (planning for a dissertation defense), and everything in between. For more information, visit the TDSS website: go.ncsu.edu/tdss or email the Director, Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, at makittle@ncsu.edu.

Graduate Writing Center (GWC) The GWC is now open for all graduate students. They can bring any non-exam related writing at any point in the writing process for a one-on-one consultation with a writing tutor. Students should make appointments online with the GWC’s Google Calendar appointments system, available at: http://tutorial.ncsu.edu/gwc. For more information, email the Director, Dr. Brandy Grabow, at blgrabow@ncsu.edu.

Feed the Pack

NRL News - Thu, 2013-10-10 14:02

The Library’s Community Service Committee is holding an ongoing food drive for Feed the Pack, the NC State food pantry, and we invite you to participate. A donation bin is located in the Natural Resources Library, near the entrance.

The food pantry appreciates all donations, but they do ask that we try to stay away from canned green beans and corn. It’s best to have a large variety of items available in order to better serve our campus community. A list of donation suggestions is below. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

More information on Feed the Pack can be found here. Feed the Pack Pantry Donation List
*most needed items

  • Snacks (popcorn, granola bars, animal crackers, pudding, etc.)*
  • Cereal*
  • Breakfast items*
  • Condiments*
  • Grains*
  • Pasta*
  • Fruit (can or cup)*
  • Bottled water
  • Soda
  • Juice boxes
  • Canned meals (soup, tuna, ravioli, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Feminine products
  • Shaving items
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

A new non-Java CAS Structure Editor is now available in SciFinder

NRL News - Thu, 2013-10-03 15:22

The SciFinder chemistry database now features a new version of the CAS Structure Editor that does not require a Java plugin. The Java version of the editor is still available and you can easily select your preferred editor.

The non-Java editor is a new option for substance and reaction searching that queries the same SciFinder database. You may notice that some features are missing. Although SciFinder would have preferred to release the editor with all functionality, they released the first available working version to address the pressing needs of some who are still experiencing Java-related issues. For more information on the Non-Java CAS Structure Editor, visit SciFinder System Requirements.

With the latest SciFinder release, you can also:

-Analyze reaction answer sets by reagent to more quickly identify your synthesis of interest
-Quickly view substance and supplier information simultaneously without leaving your commercial sources answer set
-Easily update your account information and access SciPlanner how-to guides

More information regarding SciFinder can be also found on NCSU Library’s website .

Places & Spaces Puts Science on the Map

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-09-24 10:18

In collaboration with Indiana University, NCSU Libraries invites you to see some of the most inspired scientific visualizations in history. From October 14th through the 27th, the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit will be featured in the iPearl Immersion Theater at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The October event marks a fascinating symbiosis of content and medium, with the visionary maps that make up Places & Spaces providing a perfect complement to the stunning visual experience of the iPearl Immersion Theater.

Now in its ninth year, the Places & Spaces exhibit has traced the evolution of science maps, featuring the most powerful examples of knowledge domain mapping, novel location-based cartographies, data visualizations, and science-inspired art works. Created by leading figures in the natural, physical, and social sciences, scientometrics, visual arts, social and science policymaking, and the humanities, the maps in Places & Spaces allow us to better grasp the abstract contexts, relationships, and dynamism of human systems and collective intelligence. Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.

"History of Science Fiction" by Ward Shelley is one of the maps in the collection.

Over the course of its nine-year existence, these maps have adorned the walls of some of the most prestigious libraries, museums, and universities around the world (see http://www.scimaps.org/exhibitions/ for a complete listing of venues). By presenting the mapping of science in the context of a more traditional exhibit-going experience, Places & Spaces has brought together two cultural locations—the lab and the gallery—that have often been viewed as ideologically and aesthetically remote.

In keeping, however, with the exhibit’s commitment to both tracing science mapping’s past and offering glimpses of its future, Places & Spaces has partnered with North Carolina State University’s innovative Hunt Library and its state-of-the-art iPearl Immersion Theater to offer a new way to experience this important collection. With its 7×16-foot Christie® MicroTiles® digital display, the iPearl Immersion Theater surrounds viewers with larger-than-life maps of science that are visually arresting from afar and amazingly sharp up close. With media outlets like Time magazine, Ploughshares, Architect magazine, and others placing it at the forefront of a renaissance in library design and capabilities, the Hunt Library is the perfect cutting-edge venue to feature the groundbreaking work of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science.

Image Discovery Week

Design Library News - Mon, 2013-09-23 16:55

Come by the Design Library or stop by Special Collections in D.H. Hill Library to learn about the many image resources in the NCSU Libraries! We’ll be handing out bookmarks and fliers (and candy!) this week (9/23-9/27), and have a display of images in the Design Library. See image resources available through the Libraries:
Contact Barbara Brenny (barbara_brenny@ncsu.edu), the Visual Resources Librarian in the Design Library if you have questions!

Pinetum 1934-2002 Now Online

NRL News - Mon, 2013-09-16 08:43

The NCSU Libraries now provides online access to the 1934 through 2001-2002 editions of the Pinetum, the student journal of the NC State College of Natural Resources (previously the School of Forestry and College of Forest Resources). Since 1934, the Pinetum has documented student life in the college and provided a forum for administrative messages to students. The early volumes, also available in print in the library, contain valuable documentation of the history of the college, its faculty and students, and student clubs and activities. Beginning with the 2006-2007 edition, the Pinetum has been published through the College of Natural Resources’ website.

The digital editions of the Pinetum are available as part of the NCSU Libraries’ Rare & Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to thousands of images, video and audio recordings, and text documenting NC State history. The university’s student yearbook, the Agromeck, and course catalogs are among the historical materials available through this website.

Special Collections “Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library a success!

NRL News - Mon, 2013-08-26 15:47

On Friday, August 23, more than 40 faculty, students, and staff members enjoyed the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) “Show and Tell” event at the Natural Resources Library (NRL). The event featured materials from the SCRC that were of special interest to NRL patrons, including highlights from the Bruce J. Zobel Papers, the Carl Alwin Schenck Papers, and selected materials from the university archives. A sample volume from Romeyn B. Hough’s The American Woods 14-volume set from 1888-1910 was especially popular. The book features (very thinly sliced) radial, tangential, and transverse sections of 350 North American woods. The descriptions that accompany the three views cover each tree’s characteristics, growth habits, medicinal properties, and commercial possibilities. In the photograph above (in the lower right corner), the Curator of Collections is holding up one page from this book.

Given the high attendance at this event, another event will in all likelihood be scheduled at NRL for the following semester. To view these collections in person, please schedule an appointment at the SCRC by sending an email to: library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu.