Farewell party for Jackie Gadison on Fri. Jan. 3rd

VetMed News - Wed, 2013-12-18 10:48

Dear CVM Community,

Longtime Veterinary Medicine Library staff member Jackie Gadison is taking on a new role in the NCSU Libraries in the Acquisitions & Discovery department. Starting Monday, January 6, Jackie will be based at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus.

Please join us on Friday, January 3 at the Veterinary Medicine Library as we thank Jackie for her service at VML and wish her well in her new position.

Party Date: Friday, January 3, 2014
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Veterinary Medicine Library Reading Room

We’ll have cake and beverages. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

If you have questions, please call the Veterinary Medicine Library at (919) 513-6218 or e-mail libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu.

Special Collections Receives MeadWestvaco Research Reports

NRL News - Mon, 2013-12-16 09:24

Loading packaged pulpwood on a crawler arch-loader, West Virginia Experimental Forest, 1948.

The Special Collections Research Center has received a collection of research reports from the MeadWestvaco company, now called MWV Corporation.  These reports  document forestry research at the research centers, laboratories, and experimental forests of MeadWestvaco and its predecessors:  the Mead Paper Company and the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company (Westvaco).  The collection is comprised of 13 bankers boxes (19.5 linear feet) of reports dating from 1945 to 2007.

Throughout their history, these companies produced paper and packaging products, and they maintained research forests for the development of pulpwood in several eastern and southern states.  The reports in this collection originated from research conducted in Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,  South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Of particular note to the NC State community are reports of research conducted by some of the university’s forestry faculty.

More information about the MeadWestvaco Research Reports can be found in the online collection guide.  A more detailed listing of reports exists in most of the boxes in this collection.  To access materials in this collection, please contact the research services staff using the online Special Collections request form.

Preparing pulpwood, NC Farm Forestry Extension, 1930s.

The MeadWestvaco Research Reports join the Center’s growing collection of primary resources on the history of American forestry and foresters.  The Center is the repository of the papers of Carl Schenck, the founder of the first American school of forestry; Bruce Zobel, prominent tree geneticist; Ellis Cowling, forestry and plant pathologist; and others.  Also, historical records from the forestry programs at NC State University and the NC Cooperative Extension Service exist within the University Archives.  Descriptions of the forestry collections exist on the NCSU Libraries’ website.  Researchers may also access some digitized photographs and other documents online at the NCSU Libraries’ History of Forestry and Rare & Unique Digital Collections sites.

[Note on images:  The top image is from Westvaco Experimental Forest Report WR 12, titled "Packaged Pulpwood" that is contained in Carton 12 of the new collection titled MeadWestvaco Research Reports (MC 00496).  The bottom image is from Box 34 of the existing collection titled Agricultural Extension and Research Services Photographs (UA 023.007).]

Special Collections Receives MeadWestvaco Research Reports

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-12-16 08:32

Loading packaged pulpwood on a crawler arch-loader, West Virginia Experimental Forest, 1948.

The Special Collections Research Center has received a collection of research reports from the MeadWestvaco company, now called MWV Corporation.  These reports  document forestry research at the research centers, laboratories, and experimental forests of MeadWestvaco and its predecessors:  the Mead Paper Company and the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company (Westvaco).  The collection is comprised of 13 bankers boxes (19.5 linear feet) of reports dating from 1945 to 2007.

Throughout their history, these companies produced paper and packaging products, and they maintained research forests for the development of pulpwood in several eastern and southern states.  The reports in this collection originated from research conducted in Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,  South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Of particular note to the NC State community are reports of research conducted by some of the university’s forestry faculty.

More information about the MeadWestvaco Research Reports can be found in the online collection guide.  A more detailed listing of reports exists in most of the boxes in this collection.  To access materials in this collection, please contact the research services staff using the online Special Collections request form.

Preparing pulpwood, NC Farm Forestry Extension, 1930s

The MeadWestvaco Research Reports join the Center’s growing collection of primary resources on the history of American forestry and foresters.  The Center is the repository of the papers of Carl Schenck, the founder of the first American school of forestry; Bruce Zobel, prominent tree geneticist; Ellis Cowling, forestry and plant pathologist; and others.  Also, historical records from the forestry programs at NC State University and the NC Cooperative Extension Service exist within the University Archives.  Descriptions of the forestry collections exist on the NCSU Libraries’ website.  Researchers may also access some digitized photographs and other documents online at the NCSU Libraries’ History of Forestry and Rare & Unique Digital Collections sites.

[Note on images:  The top image is from Westvaco Experimental Forest Report WR 12, titled "Packaged Pulpwood" that is contained in Carton 12 of the new collection titled MeadWestvaco Research Reports (MC 00496).  The bottom image is from Box 34 of the existing collection titled Agricultural Extension and Research Services Photographs (UA 023.007).]

NCSU Libraries Captures Video Oral Histories of Computer Simulation Pioneers

SCRC News - Tue, 2013-12-10 09:52

News Release

NCSU Libraries Captures Video Oral Histories of Computer Simulation Pioneers with National Science Foundation Grant

Media Contact:
David Hiscoe, 919-513-3425

December 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The NCSU Libraries, in collaboration with the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and with support from the National Science Foundation, is pleased to present a new video oral history archive of noted computer simulation pioneers. The video oral histories are the latest addition to the Libraries’ Computer Simulation Archive, established in 2003, and feature leaders in the field of computer simulation such as Nobel Prize winner Harry M. Markowitz, Stanford University Emeritus Professor Donald E. Knuth, Syracuse University Professor Emeritus Robert G. Sargent, NC State Distinguished Alumni Richard E. Nance, and NC State Professor James R. Wilson.

The Computer Simulation Archive and new video oral histories are available for viewing at d.lib.ncsu.edu/computer-simulation and will be featured during a panel session at this year’s Winter Simulation Conference in Washington, D.C., which is held from December 8 -11. The Winter Simulation Conference is the premier international forum for simulation practitioners and researchers in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation.
The Computer Simulation Archive is supported by an endowment to facilitate the addition of more collections, expedite processing of materials in the archive, and enable the digitization of selected materials documenting the history of computer simulation. With the assistance of simulation scholars, the NCSU Friends of the Library, and individual donors, the Archive continues to develop, providing researchers with valuable insights into the history of the field. Supporters of the Archive include the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Informs Simulation Society.

The purpose of this NSF grant initiative is to capture and preserve accounts of seminal projects, related pivotal events, and distinguished project contributors from the perspectives of individuals who witnessed the history of computer simulation firsthand. These video oral histories build on the archival collections and audio oral histories already included in the Archive.

Computer simulation was established as a separate discipline of research and practice during the mid-1950s, with many seminal works in the field published from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the field’s pioneers, simulation encompasses theory, methodology, and practice arising at the interface of applied probability, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, management, manufacturing engineering, operations research, and statistics.

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NCSU Libraries continues to seek the oral histories of computer simulation pioneers in addition to the papers and records of prominent scholars in the history of computing and simulation as well as computer science.

The video oral histories and more information about the project can be accessed at the Computer Simulation Archive homepage at d.lib.ncsu.edu/computer-simulation.

November 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-12-09 07:38

November 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for November 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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

New Zoological Health Finding Aid

VetMed News - Fri, 2013-12-06 09:37

This post is contributed by Sarah Breen, Library Associate, Special Collections Research Center.

A new finding aid for the Mitchell Bush Papers (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467) on veterinary medicine has recently been released. Dr. Mitchell Bush is a leader in the field of modern zoological medicine. He began his career working for the National Zoological Park at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 1972. Beginning in 1994 he served as the Chief of Veterinary Services at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center. He holds a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and is a visiting scientist at Kruger National Park in South Africa. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1965.

This collection contains research and teaching notes, presentations and materials, journals and publications, correspondence, field studies, field notes, research projects, training materials, anesthesia records, digital media such as floppy disks, CD-ROMS and zip disks and film strips, videotapes and 35mm slides documenting medical studies, surgeries and wildlife in national and international settings.

This collection spanning Dr. Bush’s as a pioneer of clinical practice and comparative medicine in zoological settings serves as a valuable resource to the veterinary medicine community. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed here (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467). If you have any questions, please contact the Special Collections Research Center(http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request).

Critical Issues Program Releases Preliminary Results of “Defining Critical Issues” Survey

NRL News - Wed, 2013-12-04 10:13

The Critical Issues program, part of the American Geosciences
Institute’s (AGI’s) Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding,
has just released the preliminary results of the “Defining Critical Issues”
survey which can be accessed from the Critical Issues program website.

The majority of responses to the web-based survey were from geoscientists in the
post-secondary academic sector. The most frequently
mentioned critical issues were climate change, water, energy, environment,
natural hazards, economics, and issues associated with agriculture, food, and
soils. When asked to select the highest priority issues, all cohorts chose
climate change. Those who described themselves as geoscientists, public, or
“other” chose water as the second priority issue, while decision makers
considered human population growth to be the second highest priority.

The aim of the web-based survey is to understand how the decision-making
community, geoscience community, and the public define the term “critical
issue,” as well as which critical issues are of top concern to each community.
The survey is deliberately short, broad, and unstructured in order to capture a
wide range of responses. The survey, which was launched on November 5, 2013,
will officially close on December 31, 2013, and a final report will be published
in January 2014. The Critical Issues program especially seeks additional input
from members of the public and decision-making community. The survey can be
accessed here.

New Zoological Health Finding Aid

SCRC News - Mon, 2013-12-02 10:00

This post is contributed by Sarah Breen, Library Associate, Special Collections Research Center.

A new finding aid for the Mitchell Bush Papers (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467) on veterinary medicine has recently been released. Dr. Mitchell Bush is a leader in the field of modern zoological medicine. He began his career working for the National Zoological Park at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 1972. Beginning in 1994 he served as the Chief of Veterinary Services at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center. He holds a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and is a visiting scientist at Kruger National Park in South Africa. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1965.

This collection contains research and teaching notes, presentations and materials, journals and publications, correspondence, field studies, field notes, research projects, training materials, anesthesia records, digital media such as floppy disks, CD-ROMS and zip disks and film strips, videotapes and 35mm slides documenting medical studies, surgeries and wildlife in national and international settings.

This collection spanning Dr. Bush’s as a pioneer of clinical practice and comparative medicine in zoological settings serves as a valuable resource to the veterinary medicine community. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed here (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467). If you have any questions, please contact the Special Collections Research Center(http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request).

Vet Med Library Holiday Hours (12/18-1/5)

VetMed News - Tue, 2013-11-26 12:57

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Holiday / Intersession Hours:

  • December 18-20 (Wednesday-Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • December 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • December 23 (Monday): 7:30am -6pm (Last day to check out materials until January 2!!)
  • December 24 (Tuesday) – January 1 (Wednesday): CLOSEDHappy Holidays!!
  • January 2-3 (Thursday – Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • January 4 (Saturday): 1pm – 5pm
  • January 5 (Sunday): 11am – 10pm – Regular Hours Resume

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are closed on December 24-25 (Tuesday – Wednesday) for Christmas and January 1 (Wednesday) for New Year, but are open during the holiday as follows:

  • December 18 (Wednesday): 7am-10pm
  • December 19-20 (Thursday-Friday): 7am – 6pm
  • December 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday): 10am – 6pm
  • December 23 (Monday): 7am – 6pm
  • December 26-27 (Thursday – Friday) : 8am – 6pm
  • December 28-29 (Saturday-Sunday): 10am-6pm
  • December 30-31 (Monday-Tuesday): 8am – 6pm
  • January 2-3 (Thursday-Friday): 7am -6pm
  • January 4 ( Saturday): 10am- 6pm

See all NCSU Libraries hours.

Happy Holidays from the Vet Med Library Staff!

Let’s go to the videotape (and photos)

SCRC News - Tue, 2013-11-19 16:02

This post is contributed by Lori Harris, Project Archivist, Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Collections.

What comes to mind when you combine the Mistress of Darkness, a Hollywood media personality and a renowned visual artist? The short answer would be animal rights activism. However, a more in depth answer can be located within the Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection. Ron Scott was a retired Air Force pilot who also served in the New York State Air National Guard. During the 1980s and 1990s, Scott videotaped hundreds of hours of footage at conferences, demonstrations and protests related to animal rights. He also traveled extensively throughout both the United States and Europe videotaping and raising awareness regarding issues of cruelty toward animals and animal sanctuaries. Primarily consisting of moving images in a variety of formats such as VHS, Video 8, U-matics and open-reel tapes, the Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection provides both research and educational materials that highlight advocacy for the rights of a variety of animal species. Whether advocating for improved treatment of circus animals, or protesting against vivisection, the trajectory of this movement is highlighted through the support of known advocates such as Elvira (Mistress of Darkness), Regis Philbin (Hollywood media personality) and Andy Warhol (visual artist). Organizations represented in the collection include Argus Archives, the Animal Rights Network, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The collection is a rich resource of historical information captured through photographic and video imagery.

Photos by Vito Torelli

Faculty, it’s time for your Spring Reserve Requests

VetMed News - Tue, 2013-11-19 11:41

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from the online course syllabus published as of  Sunday, December 1st. Required and optional texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.

If you need to put materials on reserve at the Vet Med Library for other courses, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) by Tuesday, December 3rd. To help us expedite your request, please specify the email subject as Spring Reserve Request.   In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, edition) for titles desired.

All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by Tuesday, December 3rd. For digital items to be placed on reserve, we will enter them in the system with a link to the full text.

For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, go to http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Jackie Gadison at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or phone 919-513-6218.

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