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The Martha Scotford Research and Study Collection on Graphic Design

SCRC News - Tue, 2014-03-04 16:30

For anyone with an interest in design — type and lettering, branding and commercial art, printing, or graphic design — there is a wonderful new resource for you. The improved finding aid to the Martha Scotford Research and Study Collection on Graphic Design was released earlier this year. It can be found online here.

Cover of a promotional magazine “Inspirations for Printers” published and printed by Westvaco Pulp and Paper Company.

This collection serves as a record of the history of graphic design through its sample design works carefully collected by Martha Scotford, Professor Emeritus of Graphic Design, and its vast reference resources and books. You’ll find a rich variety of designed works including record covers, notable magazine covers, posters, exquisite print samples produced by paper and print companies including Westvaco (click here to learn about the company’s history), book jackets and works produced by notable designers and design companies.

The collection contains many type specimen books like the one seen here.

The collection also contains a strong collection of Italian design reference books. While some of these books are written in Italian, others are bilingual and all contain plenty of images to give a visual sense of the nuances of Italian design.

Visual translation of El Lissitzky's "For the Voice".

Another international component to the collection is Martha Scotford’s work on a book design project to publish and English version of a poem constructed by El Lissitzky, praised as one of the finest achievements of Russian avant-garde bookmaking. The collection documents Martha Scotford’s entire process of conceptualizing the project, working with publishers, and fine tuning the design.

The collection is open to researchers and can be requested by making an appointment with the Special Collections Research Center.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 8-15)

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-03 10:16

The Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) will be open regular hours during the NCSU spring break.  VML regular hours are:

  • Mar 8: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 9: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mar 10-13: Monday – Thursday, 6:30am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 14: Friday, 6:30am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 15: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 16: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm

On Monday, March 17, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 17-22. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/vetmed/general for VML hours.

The D. H. Hill Library, James B. Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library and Design Library will have shortened hours during the NCSU Campus Spring Break (March 8-15).  See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-03 07:44

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for February 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.

“Just do something awesome”—Hunt Library in “Our State” magazine

“N.C. State asked for a library that, at its core, in its every facet, reached out to serve its students. That’s what it got,” concludes Our State magazine in a feature article about the Hunt Library.

Counting Your Use of VML Spaces (2/27-3/5)

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-02-25 15:29

The Libraries want to make sure our spaces and technology meet your needs. Twice a semester library staff walk around each hour to count where people are sitting and whether desktop or laptop computers are being used. We use an iPad application developed here at NCSU (see below). The data helps us work with the Vet Med Library & Educational Resources Committee and CVM to decide on placement of desktop machines and furniture.

For one week, starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and ending Wednesday, Mar. 5, we will take these hourly counts to capture regular usage. We try very hard not to disturb you when taking these counts, but we understand that you notice when we are looking at you and entering the counts. Please be assured that it is just a headcount and no other identifying information is recorded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us (919-513-6218 ; libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) or stop by the desk and let us know. Thank you for your patience.

Kris Alpi, Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine

Please provide feedback on Design Library journals!

Design Library News - Tue, 2014-02-25 15:05

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget.  Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts.  This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

Temporary entrance to CVM Main Building Fri 2/28 – Sun 3/2

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:18

The CVM Main Building lobby will be closed for carpeting beginning this Friday morning (Feb 28) with work continuing through Sunday, Mar 2.

Access to the Veterinary Medicine Library from Friday – Sunday will be through the glass double doors to the left of the main CVM entrance. Once inside the building, go straight ahead to the elevator/stairs and down one level to the Library. Signs will be provided to show the route to the library. Please call 919-513-6218 if you have any problems or questions about accessing the Library this weekend.

Providing feedback for Libraries’ collections and journals review

NRL News - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:07

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget. Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts. This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

Please provide feedback for Libraries’ Collections and Journal Review by March 21

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-02-24 17:38

Dear CVM Community,

Many of you have already participated in discussions around the Libraries’ budget challenges and the need to reduce journal spending for 2015. If you have not heard about this yet, please see the background information that follows my short message.

The list of approximately 900 potential journal cancellations for your review and ranking is available as an online web form or as a downloadable spreadsheet (csv format). In addition to titles, publishers and cost, the data considered also includes journal impact factor, electronic usage downloads, and the numbers of NCSU citations to and publications in each title over the past 5 years. For guidelines and instructions for ranking and submitting your feedback, consult the Review Process web page or the “How to Use this Tool” link within the online web form.

Please provide your feedback and ranking of titles important to your work by Friday, March 21, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us or call me at 919-513-6219. Thank you for participating in this process.

Kris Alpi

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Background information disseminated February 24:

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for FY 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000 – about 7.5% of the 2013/2014 allocation. Projected budget reductions from the university, combined with expected inflation for journals and databases of $550,000 (at a 7% annual inflation rate), necessitate preparations for steep reductions to the collection. Reductions at this level will require a review of current library collections, including a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions, to prepare for cancellations of approximately 625 journal titles for early 2015.

Staff from the Libraries met with the University Library Committee in October 2013 and the Departmental Library Representatives in November 2013 to discuss the strategy for reviewing titles and a communication plan for soliciting feedback from faculty, staff, and students. Library Representatives suggested and strongly endorsed a data informed process where subject specialists from the Libraries review usage data, citation and publication activity at the university, disciplinary trends, price, and impact factor to compile and present a potential cancellation list for review and ranking by the NC State community. Per the request of the Departmental Library Representatives, the list of approximately 900 potential journal cancellations is presented for review and ranking as an online web form or as a downloadable spreadsheet (csv format).

For guidelines and instructions for ranking and submitting your feedback, please consult the Review Process web page or the “How to Use this Tool” link within the online web form.

Your participation – by communicating with your colleagues, assessing potential approaches to these cuts, and reviewing proposed cancellations – is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance in managing this crisis.

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.

Please share your comments, concerns and feedback with:

Hilary Davis
Interim Head, Collection Management
hilary_davis@ncsu.edu
919-515-3833

Greg Raschke
Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication
greg_raschke@ncsu.edu
919-515-7188

Snowball fight on the NCSU Campus!

SCRC News - Mon, 2014-02-17 15:21

Last week, the snow and ice wreaked havoc on campus, but snow has covered our lovely campus in years past! Drawn from the University Archives Photograph Collection, this image of a snowball fight from the 1950s captures a moment in time in student life that was not all that different from our campus last week.

To discover more early photographs of student life and other digitized images from the Special Collections Research Center, go to: http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections

New Materials February 10

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-02-10 14:24
Novick & Morrow’s public health administration : principles for population-based management. Common diseases of companion animals
Summers, Alleice, author. Raising goats naturally : the complete guide to milk, meat and more
Niemann, Deborah, author. African local knowledge & livestock health : traditional, environmental & biomedical approaches in South Africa
Beinart, William, author. The dog encyclopedia Pure poultry : living well with heritage chickens, turkeys and ducks
Miller, Victoria Redhed, author. Biology of sharks and their relatives Manual of fish health : everything you need to know about aquarium fish, their environment and disease prevention
Andrews, Chris, 1953- Horse foot care : a horse owners guide to humane foot care
Butler, Doug, 1942- Veterinary anaesthesia
Clarke, K. W., M.A., VetMB, D.V.A., M.R.C.V.S. Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat
Johnson, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Archer), 1950-, author. Equine sports medicine and surgery : basic and clinical sciences of the equine athlete Small animal internal medicine The healthy homemade pet food cookbook : 75 whole-food recipes and tasty treats for every age and stage of your pet’s development
Taylor-Laino, Barbara. Pet dogs, problem dogs, high performance dogs : how science can take your training to a new level : a seminar Equine locomotion The soul of all living creatures : what animals can teach us about being human
Virga, Vint. Wildly profitable marketing for the pet industry : powerful pointers for your pet business, veterinary practice or pet-industry supply company
Foster, Pamela.

NCSU Libraries wins its third ALA award for cutting edge technology

On Tuesday, the American Library Association—the library world’s premier professional organization—awarded its prestigious Cutting Edge Technology Service Award to the NCSU Libraries’ My #HuntLibrary social media program. The ALA’s Cutting Edge Technology Service Award is presented annually to libraries that offer innovative, inventive, and interactive technologies to their communities.

Simply by capturing a moment in the library with Instagram and tagging the photo with #HuntLibrary, a community member’s image can become part of the NCSU Libraries’ digital archive and may be displayed on the huge video walls in the library itself. By offering community members the opportunity to dynamically share their engagement and enjoyment with the library, My #HuntLibrary enables the community to participate in the library’s opening and ongoing story. Further, My #HuntLibrary provides a unique bridge between digital and physical spaces as community members may gather in front of the image exhibition in the library and discuss display and other design concepts.

Since it launched in early 2013, My #HuntLibrary has received more than 3,200 images from more than 1,300 distinct users, and recorded more than 235,000 page views. This winter the Libraries made the platform behind My #HuntLibrary available as free open source software so that any library in the world can now easily develop their own Instagram-based tools.

The ALA has honored the NCSU Libraries with the award twice before, in 2010 for the Course Tools application that automates creation of easy-to-find library resources for every class at the university and in 2011 for its redesigned website.

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