New Materials January 27

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:59
Biological drug products : development and strategies Wound healing and skin integrity : principles and practice Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy Flash’s song : how one small dog turned into one big miracle
Pfaltz, Kay, author. Designing clinical research Ocular surface disease : cornea, conjunctiva and tear film Compounding guide for ophthalmic preparations
McElhiney, Linda F. Clinical veterinary advisor. Birds and exotic pets Livestock housing : modern management to ensure optimal health and welfare of farm animals Birds and people
Cocker, Mark, 1959- author. The chimps of Fauna Sanctuary : a true story of resilience and recovery
Westoll, Andrew. Abeloff’s clinical oncology
Niederhuber, John E., editor. Middleton’s allergy : principles and practice. Clinical epidemiology : the essentials
Fletcher, Robert H. Medical teaching in ambulatory care
Rubenstein, Warren. Clinical laboratory animal medicine : an introduction
Hrapkiewicz, Karen, author. Group coaching : a practical guide to optimizing collective talent in any organization
Gorell, Ro. How to assess students and trainees in medicine and health Hematology : basic principles and practice Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of orangutans : with notes on the attachments, variations, innervation, function and synonymy and weight of the muscles
Diogo, Rui. Statistics for dummies
Rumsey, Deborah J. (Deborah Jean), 1961- Fundamentals of amputation care and prosthetics Oral radiology : principles and interpretation Current therapy in reptile medicine and surgery The homeward wolf
Van Tighem, Kevin, 1952-, author. Drugs for the heart Veterinary parasitology
Elsheikha, Hany. Following the last wild wolves
McAllister, Ian, 1969- Kirk’s current veterinary therapy. Small animal practice.

From the Vaults: When Kudzu Was a Rotation Crop

SCRC News - Mon, 2014-01-27 10:58

Kudzu a benefit?

N. C. State’s Special Collections Research Center holds reports, periodicals, and other publications featuring research conducted at N. C. State University. Many highlight advances the university and its affiliates have made in agricultural procedures and technology.

Among items in the University Archives, however, are some oddities such as “Kudzu in Rotation with Corn and Small Grain.” This 1953 report, written by faculty members of the Department of Agronomy and published by the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, recommended use of kudzu for erosion control and soil fertilization for corn and small grain production. At that time the plant was cultivated for benefiting crops and forestry, but today it is considered a weed and an invasive species.

It is now known that kudzu spreads rapidly and is problematic to control. It is capable of killing plants and even trees by blanketing them and depriving them of sunlight. In the 1950s kudzu was recommended for crop improvement, but today’s agriculturalists, farmers, and weekend gardeners, with a little twenty-first century hindsight, know it has the opposite effect.

The Department of Agronomy was an early unit within N. C. State’s School of Agriculture (later renamed College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). This department was the ancestor of today’s Department of Soil Science and Department of Crop Science.  Many N. C State faculty members in the agriculture programs conducted research through the North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station, which later became the Agricultural Research Service.

This report and numerous others are part of the University Archives.  It was digitized as part of Cultivating a Revolution, a project of the NCSU Libraries to digitize archival materials pertaining to the modernization of agriculture throughout North Carolina. The project was funded in part by a grant under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

The 14th most beautiful library in the world

The “Best Value Schools” website has honored the Hunt Library by ranking it as 14th in its listing of the world’s 50 most beautiful libraries:

Oslo-based architectural firm Snohetta made its mark in Raleigh in early 2013 with the opening of North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The designers teamed up with local architects Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee (now merged with Clark Nexsen) to develop the glimmering wonder, which is arguably as eco-minded as it is attractive. Thirty-one percent of the materials used in the library’s construction are recycled in origin, lighting is natural or solar energy based, and the majority of the timber was taken from sustainable forests. Both the facility’s green features and design have wowed industry insiders, and the striking structure was honored with an American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Award in 2013.

NCSU School of Architecture “Rebel Cities” Class Meets at Special Collections Research Center

SCRC News - Tue, 2014-01-21 12:13

Dr. Burak Erdim’s Architecture 590 course (Rebel Cities: Transatlantic Architectures of Activism, 1920 – Present) recently met with the Special Collections Research Center in order to view some original drawings created by the Polish modernist architect Matthew (Maciej) Nowicki as well as drawings by the architect William Henley Deitrick. The course traces the transatlantic exchanges in housing and planning ideas that emerged in response to the rise of the metropolis at the end of the nineteenth century. The students are studying east-west exchanges between cities; including, for example, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chandigarh, India. Nowicki executed a number of drawings of the Dorton Arena and the surrounding fairgrounds in Raleigh in addition to collaborating with Albert Mayer in order to design (in India) the new capital city of Punjab, Chandigarh. Sadly, many of Nowicki’s architectural visions were never executed; he died tragically in a plane crash in 1950.

One architectural historian, Marta Urbanska, has referred to Nowicki as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, but she notes that he is not very well known. In an interview with the Krakow Post on September 6, 2010, she observed, “Nowicki received a commission which was at that time largely known and hyped in the international press as an architect’s dream. He was offered a fantastic opportunity to design an entirely new city – Chandigarh. Yet whilst the name of the city is very famous in the history of architecture, sadly it is now not directly associated with the name of Maciej Nowicki.”

To view the finding aid of Nowicki materials available at the Special Collections Research Center, go to:

To learn more about Nowicki’s life and work, go to the North Carolina Architects and Builders online biographical dictionary:

The North Carolina Architects and Builders website is an important resource for those studying North Carolina architecture, and is worth exploring:

Vet Med Library Open Mon, Jan. 20 from 9 am – 6 pm

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:39

The Veterinary Medicine Library is open on Monday, January 20th  from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

The D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are open 24 hours. See all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Hunt “Photo Journal” in The Independent

Citing its role as “architectural destination” for the Research Triangle community, the INDYweek has published a photo essay on the Hunt Library.

Also featured in the same edition—the Hunt Library’s green roof in an article about “Raleigh’s Green Acres.”

Veterinary Record and In Practice access issues

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:31

Our access to Veterinary Record and In Practice is not working properly. We do have current subscriptions to these titles and have reported the problem.
In the meantime, if you need access to an article from either of these journals, please contact us at and we will scan the needed article for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.

December 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Fri, 2014-01-03 12:29

December 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for December 2013 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.

The Animal Rights Network Records: A New Resource Documenting the Animal Rights Movement

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-12-30 10:00

This post is contributed by Darby Reiners, Project Archivist, Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Collections.

After a lot of hard work over the past year, the Animal Rights Network Records are now available for research! Processing the collection was challenging at times, and the nagging feeling that the unprocessed boxes were multiplying while we weren’t looking was present all too often. The results are well worth it, though: this sizable collection documenting the animal rights movement is now accessible to the public. The Animal Rights Network Records contain correspondence, office files, reports, clippings, publications, mailings, and audiovisual resources documenting the activities of the Animal Rights Network (ARN) and other groups advocating for the ethical and humane treatment of animals.

One of the largest series in the collection is the Animal Rights Network files, which include extensive information on how the organization prepared their bi-monthly magazine, Animals’ Agenda. The magazine contained original content and also served to help smaller animal rights organizations network with members of the animal rights community. ARN also maintained a library and archives and encouraged its members to collect and maintain their own collections documenting the animal rights and animal welfare movements; many members donated their collections to ARN. Other series include those of individuals from different organizations as well as files from larger organizations; these individuals and organizations include Ruth Gehlert, head of the Humane Crusade organization in Arizona; Susan Wiedman, founder of the Charlottesville Voices for Animals in Virginia; and the Farm Animal Reform Movement. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences between these groups and individuals. Some of the groups were focused on only one subject within the larger animal rights movement, like the Farm Animal Reform Movement, while others collected materials that covered many subjects not directly connected to animal rights such as vegetarianism, environmentalism, and educational materials. It was also fascinating to see the different ideas that each group or individual had about animal rights issues like hunting, pet overpopulation, and animal testing.

We concluded our processing work with the oversize materials. This part of the processing was the most interesting part of our work because the majority of materials were posters, prints, and drawings that people had created for the animal rights movement. One of these pieces can be viewed below:

National Equine and Smaller Animals Defence League poster

Overall, we are pleased about the arrangement of the collection and the guide to its contents. It was a lot of work, but the journey to the finish line was full of exciting discoveries.

Winter Simulation Conference 2013: A Successful Launch for

SCRC News - Fri, 2013-12-20 09:22

The Winter Simulation Conference in Washington, D.C., which was held from December 7-11, was the ideal venue to showcase the new NCSU Libraries’ website that features video oral histories of computer simulation pioneers as well as other collections about computer simulation. Six more video oral history interviews took place during the conference: Russell C. H. Cheng, Ray J. Paul, Peter D. Welch, Lee W. Schruben, Bruce W. Schmeiser, and Averill M. Law. The video oral history project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative project with NCSU’s Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Pictured above are:

Top Left: Richard E. Nance, delivering his “Titans of Simulation” talk at the Winter Simulation Conference

Top Right: Peter D. Welch, on left, after his oral history interview with NCSU Professor (and project P.I.) James R. Wilson

Middle Left: Lee W. Schruben, preparing for his oral history interview

Middle Right: Ingolf Stahl, donating books on simulation to the Simulation Archive at NCSU Libraries

Lower Left: Robert G. Sargent, on left, with Averill M. Law, after Law’s oral history interview

Lower Right: Ray J. Paul, at the conference reception after his oral history interview, with his book about living with Parkinson’s

To learn more about the Computer Simulation Archive, go to: