Time to Submit Spring Selectives Reserve Readings to VML

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-04-01 17:53

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 12th.  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 Jackie Gadison at jackie_gadison@ncsu.edu or phone 919-513-6218.

Vet Med Library Extended Hours for DVM Spring Exams (4/12 – 20)

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-03-28 18:06

These are the Vet Med Library Reading Day and Spring Examination Hours. Note the extended hours April 8-11 also.

April 12 (Friday) : 6:00am – 1:00am (Reading Day)
April 13 (Saturday) : 6:00am – 7pm
April 14 (Sunday) : 10:00am – 1:00am
April 15 – 18 (Monday-Thursday) : 6:00am – 1:00am
April 19 (Friday) : 6:00am – 6:00pm
April 20 (Saturday) : 1:00pm – 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.

NCSU Libraries Acquires 80 Years of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Pamphlets

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-03-27 09:15

The North Carolina State University Libraries has acquired an important collection of nearly 400 rare pamphlets and other works relating to animal advocacy, animal rights, and animal welfare. These materials enhance the Libraries’ collecting efforts in an interdisciplinary field that engages scholars across the humanities, human and veterinary medicine, and the sciences.

Of significant scholarly and historical importance, the collection spans a period of over eighty years from the 1870s to the 1950s, and includes a wealth of promotional, advocacy, and educational materials that throw light upon the moral, social, medical, and political dimensions of this complex movement.

Concern for animal welfare grew in the decades after the first animal anti-cruelty law was passed in 1822.   With the backing of renowned abolitionist William Wilberforce, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was established in 1824, becoming the first animal welfare organization in the world and the first law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom. The pamphlets and other materials conserved in the NCSU Libraries collection continued this momentum, engaging some of the leading activists of the time including the noted feminist and social reformer Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) and Henry Salt (1851-1939), author, social campaigner, biographer of Henry David Thoreau, founder of the influential Humanitarian League, and friend of Mahatma Gandhi. Also included are published works and correspondence from notable novelists H. E. Bates, H. G. Wells, and George Bernard Shaw.

These materials stand as testament to the work of the tireless campaigners who sought to spread their message through the creation and distribution of mass publications. Because the material was often published in the heat of argument with little thought for long-term preservation, this collection provides a valuable and unique multi-disciplinary research tool, as well as potential source for future exhibitions and associated opportunities for outreach and educational projects.

The acquisition of these pamphlets builds on the NCSU Libraries’ leadership in this collecting area and augments existing archival processing initiatives, including Acting for Animals: Revealing the Records of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Movements, a 2011 grant that documents the animal welfare and the animal rights movements of the second half of the 20th century. The Acting for Animals grant was supported with funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Dr. Tom Regan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at NC State University, notes that “before the recent acquisition, the library’s holdings were the most comprehensive in the world. With the addition of these new materials, especially the ones from the nineteenth century, the library has strengthened its claim to preeminence.”  The depth and breadth of the NCSU Libraries’ collections now provide a rich trove of primary resources to support research in animal advocacy, rights and welfare from the 1870s to the present.

Trial of Extended Pre-Finals Vet Med Library Hours: April 8-12

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-03-25 13:43

In response to Veterinary Medicine Library hours survey requests for extended hours to start before the CVM Reading Day, we are experimenting with extending hours starting the Monday before Finals.

April 8-11 (Monday – Thursday): 6:00 a.m. – midnight (open 1 hr early, stay open 2 hrs later)**
April 12 (Friday – READING DAY): 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Sat
April 13 (Saturday – FINALS START): 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 14 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
April 15 – 18 (Monday-Thurs): 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
April 19 (Friday): 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
April 20: (Saturday): 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Regular Hours resume)

**Note: earlier printed schedules show regular hours these days. The web Hours page has the correct info. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Digging into the Animal Rights Network Records

SCRC News - Fri, 2013-03-22 13:24
Contributed by Darby Reiners and Ashley Williams. We started to tackle the processing of the Animal Rights Network Records in August and have made a significant dent in them. The collection is massive, containing over 250 boxes, and at first seemed quite daunting. Our first step was to work with groups of material that were more [...]

“The Public Must Understand Agriculture”

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-03-18 15:04
If you heard the cow mooing out on the brickyard this morning, you probably realized that today starts Agricultural Awareness Week here at North Carolina State University and across the nation!  In celebration, we’ll be highlighting materials we’ve digitized for Cultivating a Revolution, our agricultural digitization project in the Special Collections Research Center, all week. To [...]

NCSU, Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records now fully processed

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-03-11 10:56
The North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, News Services Records have recently been processed, with the new and improved collection guide available here:  http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/ua014_011.  This guide can be used to request files that may be of interest to researchers of University History, especially those wanting to learn more about faculty and staff members [...]

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Collections Processing Underway at SCRC

SCRC News - Fri, 2013-03-08 16:20
The Special Collections Research Center was the recipient of a 2012 Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). This two-year grant will enable comprehensive collections documenting the animal welfare and animal rights movements to be arranged, described, and made available for research. Work on this grant began in June 2012 with [...]

March 8 Clinical Conference Presentation Available

VetMed News - Fri, 2013-03-08 13:16

The March 8, 2013 clinical conference presentation, “Accessing Veterinary Literature After Graduation: Affordable Evidence-Based Practice,” is now online as a PDF, in case you need a URL or some other information.

Best wishes to the class of 2013!