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VML Extends Hours for Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (5/15 – 5/18)

VetMed News - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:00

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

May 15 (Thursday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 16 (Friday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 17 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm
May 18 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

April 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Thu, 2014-05-01 09:37

April 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for April 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.

VML Intersession Hours Begin May 6

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:00

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

  • May 6 (Tuesday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • May 7-9 (Wednesday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 10-11 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 12-14 (Monday – Wednesday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 15-16 (Thursday – Friday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm*
  • May 17 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm*
  • May 18 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

May 19 (Monday) : 7:30am – 9:00pm – Regular Summer Hours Begin

*Hours have been extended for Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (May 15-18)

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.

Women’s Basketball Arrives!

SCRC News - Mon, 2014-04-28 13:24

As promised in the March 10 post “Men’s Basketball Emerges,” Women’s Basketball Audio/Visual Materials have been teased out of the larger University Archives Audio/Visual Collection and now have a unique collection guide making it easier for alumni, students, and fans alike to search for training tapes, recruitment films, episodes of the Kay Yow show and more!

Although Men’s Basketball at N.C. State has been around since 1911, the Women’s Basketball team was not organized until 1974. In the first five years the Women’s Basketball Team sported two All Americans (Susan Yow and Genia Beasley), won the first televised Women’s Basketball game in North Carolina (1976), and competed in the first ever Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament (1978 – the Pack lost to Maryland in the final game).

N.C. State Women's Basketball, 1985

In 1987, Kay Yow was inducted in to the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and in 1988 coached the Olympic Women’s Basketball Team to victory. In 1991, Andrea Stinson gained her second All-American honor, making her the only women’s basketball player with that distinction. In 1998 and 2002, the Women’s Basketball team made it to the Final Four.

Fortunately, much of the early years of the N.C. State Women’s Basketball Team’s history has been captured on film. The Women’s Basketball Audio/Visual Materials, 1974-1997 contains coaches’ films, team practices, recruiting films, highlight reels, and the Kay Yow Show.

For more information on this collection, please visit the Special Collections website.

“What will become of the Library?”: the Hunt Library in Slate.com

Concluding that “the high-tech future of libraries might lie in buildings like the Hunt,” Slate.com uses NC State’s second main library to explore the range of challenges and options for libraries “as the world goes digital.”

The Ellis B. Cowling Papers

SCRC News - Mon, 2014-04-21 10:00

It is our great pleasure to announce that a large addition to the Ellis B. Cowling Papers is now processed and open for research. The collection guide is available here. Ellis B. Cowling is a University Distinguished Professor At-Large Emeritus of Forest and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. He specializes in biochemistry and wood decay, conservation of essential elements by forest trees and deterioration of timber products, the role of nitrogen in co-evolution of forest trees and wood-destroying fungi, and integrated management of plant diseases. He has many other research interests as well, such as man-induced changes in the chemical climate and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the role of scientists in public decision making. His appointment as the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee of Faculty at N.C. State University contributed to the preservation and relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse during the move

Dr. Cowling’s involvement with the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is well documented within the collection. Material relating to the lighthouse arrived at the Special Collections Research Center in 2011 and the rest of the collection came in 2013. The series on the lighthouse contains correspondence, publications, media clippings, information about the lighthouse and the move, information from the Ad Hoc Committee, a proposal for the move and pictures of the lighthouse before, during, and after the move. These items date from 1982 to 2001.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse after the move

The remainder of the collection consists of material related to Dr. Cowling’s involvement with animal waste research, the university,  organizations outside of the university, and the Southern Oxidants Study (SOS). The bulk of the collection is about SOS and Dr. Cowling’s extensive work with that organization. The last series contains audiovisual materials including videotapes and audiocassette tapes. The cassette tapes document Dr. Cowling’s lectures to the PP 650 course – a course in plant pathology – during the fall of 1973. The dates for the entire collection range from 1957 to 2013, and it totals 31.75 linear feet.

Researchers interested in forest and plant pathology, animal waste research, the Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) or the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will find a wealth of interesting documents and useful information. Dr. Cowling’s career has been long and varied, making this a unique collection with a variety of materials. For more information about the collection, please consult the collection guide.

Hunt Library wins “Most Modern Architecture”

In honor of National Library Week, libraries across the country competed in the “Your Beautiful Library Photo Contest,” a contest designed to showcase some of the most amazing libraries in the United States. Thanks to everyone who voted, we’re thrilled that the Hunt Library won the “Most Modern Architecture” category, featuring the very photogenic bookBot! To see all the winners and learn more about the contest, visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/beautifullibrary/

Hunt in “16 Coolest College Libraries”

Business Insider has included the Hunt Library in “The 16 Coolest College Libraries in the Country,” an article on how libraries inspire students with “both traditional and modern marvels.”

“Many of these buildings are iconic structures on their campuses, and have housed generations of studying students,” the article concludes. “Others were built more recently, and show how technology can shape the future of education.”

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

VetMed News - Wed, 2014-04-16 07:50

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.

News & Observer–”the future is already here at NC Literary Festival

Observing that “the future of literature was the theme of this year’s North Carolina Literary Festival,” the News and Observer concludes “that future seemed already here, with attendees using the free festival app to navigate the main venue, N.C. State University’s futuristic Hunt Library” while the program of writers allowed “future, present literary lights [to] shine.”

Wearing Your Cause on Your Sleeve: Artifacts in the Animal Welfare Institute Records

SCRC News - Mon, 2014-04-07 08:00
This post is contributed by Darby Reiners, Project Archivist, Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Collections.
While archivists spend a great deal of time cataloging and rehousing collections that consist primarily of paper documents, occasionally we have the opportunity to handle three dimensional objects. For instance, while working on the Animal Welfare Institute Records, we discovered an entire carton filled with t-shirts, sweatshirts, and a mask related to different Animal Rights causes. Three dimensional objects like these shirts can provide a different perspective on researching organizations such as the Animal Welfare Institute. The shirts show another way that animal rights groups have tried to disseminate information about causes such as “Save the Whales, Boycott Japanese and Russian Goods” or “Save the Elephants, Keep them all on Appendix I.” These articles of clothing also provide insights into the communities in which this information was being distributed and strategies employed by those working for these causes. For example, one of the shirts for the “Save the Whales” cause is a children’s shirt while the “Save the Elephants” shirt states the organization’s agenda in English, French, and Spanish. These shirts show the Animal Welfare Institute’s attempts to spread their information across age groups and linguistic barriers. Just think of what else can be learned from delving into the Animal Welfare Institute’s records and these interesting artifacts, as well as our other collections on animal rights and animal welfare!

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