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Ruminant Health Resources Workshop Handout Online

VetMed News - Fri, 2013-11-08 11:27

Did you miss the Ruminant Health Resources Workshop at the NC Veterinary Conference?
The combined handout for the two sessions is available online as a PDF file. If you have questions or would like a customized library workshop for your subject area, please contact us online or call us at 919-513-6218.

Printing of this handout for the North Carolina Veterinary Conference was funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Vet Med Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1)

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-11-07 13:09

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

  • November 28 (Thursday): CLOSED Enjoy the holiday!
  • November 29-30 (Friday – Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • December 1 (Sunday): 11:00am – 10:00pm  (Regular Hours Resume)

See all NCSU Libraries Hours.

VML Extended Hours prior to and during DVM Final Exams (11/17-27)

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-11-07 13:04

These are the Vet Med Library Pre-finals, Reading Day and Examination Hours. Good luck with your exams!

  • November 17 (Sunday) : 11:00am –midnight (Pre-finals start)
  • November 18 – 19 (Monday-Tuesday) : 6:00am –  midnight
  • November 20 (Wednesday) : 6:00am –  midnight (Reading Day)
  • November 21 – 22 (Thursday-Friday) 6:00am – midnight (Finals start)
  • November 23 (Saturday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
  • November 24 (Sunday): 8:00am- midnight
  • November 25-26 (Monday – Tuesday) :  6:00am – midnight
  • November 27 (Wednesday) : 6:00am – 6:00pm

During the period November 20-24, we will be doing the walk-through each hour counting the use of library spaces to see if the seating is adequate for high-demand study times. Come to the VML for studying comforts–-earplugs, snacks, and tissues; you can borrow headphones, blankets, or Snuggies. Have suggestions for how we can improve your library study environment? Please let us know!

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library. See all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Staff Counting Use of VML Spaces (11/6-10 and 20-24)

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-11-07 12:59

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 Committee and CVM to decide on placement of desktop machines and furniture.

DVM finals week is our heaviest usage time. During this week, we will take these hourly counts from November 20 – November 24 to compare this use with our regular usage which is being taken from November 6-10. 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

Guides to NCSU’s Narrative and Pictorial Histories

SCRC News - Wed, 2013-11-06 10:07

Two recently inventoried collections with newly published finding aids are the records for North Carolina State University: A Narrative History and North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History.

Both books were commissioned by the Alumni Association to correspond with the University’s centennial anniversary in 1987 and reflect the transitions it had made from the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts to the modern North Carolina State University. Both books give a unique perspective into the history of the University. A Narrative History is written by historian Alice Elizabeth Reagan, and A Pictorial History is written by NCSU Department of History professors Murray Scott Down and Burton F. Beers.

For more information on this collection or to view the materials, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

October 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-11-04 07:58

October 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for October 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.

Help VML Prepare for Fall Selectives 2013

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-10-31 09:11

The Veterinary Medicine Library has began processing Fall Selectives reserve reading requests.  CVM Faculty needing to put materials on reserve may submit a reading list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu)  by Friday,  November 15th.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, and full call number) for titles desired.

Faculty or their designees may also manage course reading lists through the Libraries’ reserve management system. 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 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Jackie Gadison at jackie_gadison@ncsu.edu or phone 513-6218.

New Materials October 28

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-10-28 07:48
Proceedings : American Association of Zoo Veterinarians : Oakland, California, October 20-26, 2012
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Conference (2012 : Oakland, Calif.)

New books received in August and September

Design Library News - Thu, 2013-10-24 13:14

GT897.P27513 2012  Paris Haute Couture

GT2130.S638 2012  Shoe Obsession

GT6720.I78 2013  Artist/Rebel/Dandy : men of fashion

GV1469.15.A78 2013  The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

GV1469.15.R53 2013  The Art of Dead Space

GV1469.25.S75 S75 2012  Starcraft II : heart of the swarm

GV1469.25.S75 S755 2010 Starcraft II : wings of liberty

GV1469.37.A64 2013  The Art of Remember Me

N6494.F6 F67 2012  Art Without Artists

NA680.N46 2013  New Attitudes : designing in times of transformation

NA736.C377 2013  Architects from A to Z

NA737.M21675 A84 2013  The Architecture of Maritz & Young : exceptional historic homes of St. Louis

NA1273.S33 A4 2013  Todd Saunders : architecture in northern landscapes

NA1565.C467 2013  Architecture and Urbanism in Modern Korea

NA1995.L45 2013  Architect? : a candid guide to the profession

NA2540.M66 2014  Questioning Architectural Judgment : the problem of codes in the United States

NA2543.A58 M35 2013  New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

NA2543.B84 M37 2013  Mass Customization and Personalization in Architecture and Construction

NA2543.B84 W34 2013  An Architecture of Parts : architects, building workers and industrialisation in Britain 1940-1970

NA2543.N38 L66 2013  Architecture and Urban Spaces in Kuala Lumpur : race and Chinese spaces in a postcolonial city

NA2543.R37 C64 2013  Building Apartheid : on architecture and order in Imperial Capetown

NA2543.S6 A5272 2013  Architecture and Capitalism : 1845 to the present

NA2543.T43 P7613X 2013  Product Development and Architecture : visions, methods, innovations

NA2543.Y6 P43 2009  Design Dossier : architecture for kids

NA2543.3.A698 2013  Architecture and Energy : performance and style

NA2750.C653 2013  The Collaborators : interactions in the architectural design process

NA2850.D47X 2013  Designing Interior Architecture : concept, typology, material, construction

NA5256.B3 B87 2013  Baja California Missions

NA6212.S65 2013  Pedestrian Modern : shopping and American architecture, 1925-1956

NA6230.H528 2012  High-rise and the Sustainable City

NA6234.G72 I67x 2013  Willis Faber & Dumas Headquarters

NA7574 A16 2006   50 + Vacation Homes

NA9053.H76 E95 2013   Measuring Urban Design : metrics for livable places

NA9053.S6 A76 2013  The Spaces of the Hospital : spatiality and urban change in London 1680-1820

NA9330.U6 W56 2013  Sculpting Doughboys : memory, gender, and taste in America’s World War I memorials

NA9347.C66 2013  Commemoration in America : essays on monuments, memorialization, and memory

NC980.5.S732 A4 2011  Structura 2 : the art of Sparth

NC1000.P43 2010  Design Dossier : graphic design for kids

NC1002.A78 I587 2912  Introducing : Culture Identities : design for museums, theaters, and cultural institutions

NC1002.L63 N47 2012  Dynamic Identities : how to create a living brand

NC1002.S54 K55X 2013  Spatial Orientation

NC1806.9.F478  2012  23rd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont

NC1883.J25 A43 2011  The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records

ND237.P73 S78 2013  Pollock : one : number 31, 1950

PN1997.S6163 K38 2012  The Fairest One of All

PN1997.2.E49 S25 2013  Elysium : the art of the film

PN1997.2.I763 J38 2013  The Art of Iron Man 3

PN1997.2.P398 P398 2001  Playtime (dvd)

SB407.H53 2013  Tropical Plant Resource

SB470.K58 A3 2013  Peter Kluska : landscape architecture

SB472.L365 2013  Landscape Infrastructure

SB473.4.M69 2013  The Landscape Lighting Book (3rd edition)

T385.D68795 2013  Dosch Viz-images : best agers – travel

T385.D69335 2013  Dosch Viz-images : bird’s eye people – business

T385.L663 2012  Solidworks 2012 Advanced (dvd)

T385.W37 2012  Learning Autodesk Inventor 2013 (dvd)

TA664.F59 2013  Flexible Composite Materials : in architecture, construction and interiors

TH880.G737 2011  Green Buildings and LEED Core Concepts

TH880.U84 2009  USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide

TH1421.M556 2013  Building with Earth : design and technology of a sustainable architecture

TJ163.5.B84 R529 2013  Energy Efficiency Refurbishments : principles, details, examples

TR897.7.N45 2012  Learning Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 (dvd)

TS171.A1 R44 2012-2013  Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook 2012/2013

TS171.N49 2013  Experience Design : a framework for integrating brand, experience, and value

TT680.D56 2013  Dior Impressions

TT854.5.J644 2013  Color By Accident : exploring low-water immersion dyeing (dvd)

Z246.W357 L69 2013  Printer’s Devil : the life and work of Frederic Warde

Z253.532.A34 C65 2013  Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6

Highlights from the “Fall Special” at the Design Library

SCRC News - Thu, 2013-10-17 13:02

This year’s “Fall Special” at the Design Library was a success, drawing in keenly interested individuals who were eager to learn more about items in Special Collections relating to architecture, art and design, landscape architecture, and graphic design.  Various faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates from the College of Design as well as other interested members of the community came to see some of the featured selections.

Dean Marvin Malecha attended the event (see above, middle photograph) and reviewed some of his preliminary drawings on napkins for “The Point,” the new Chancellor’s Residence that he designed. He reflected on the design process and how he worked to create the final, successful version of the home. Visitors were intrigued by the fact that he was able to use airline-issued cloth napkins to work through his early design concepts. These items created by Malecha and featured at this event are just a fraction of the materials that are available for study in his papers. The finding aid for the Marvin J. Malecha Papers can be found here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00391

Visitors were also eager to learn more about the drawings selected for display that were created by Matthew Nowicki (1910-1950) for the Indian city of Chandigarh. Before the French architect Le Corbusier was assigned the large-scale project of designing the new capital city of Punjab, Matthew Nowicki (along with Albert Mayer)  initially worked on the modernist design. Nowicki spent two months in India absorbing the local culture and developing a number of detailed sketches for structures to be built in Chandigarh. On his return from India to the United States, Nowicki was killed in a plane crash near Cairo.  His premature death has been a true loss to modernist architecture.  To view the Nowicki finding aid, go to:  http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00190

A number of guests also inquired about digitized architectural drawings in Special Collections. To view some of these digitized resources in Special Collections, go to the following link and begin searching by clicking on “Architecture”:  http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/

Choose Your Own Adventure at Places & Spaces Exhibit

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-10-15 14:53

Select maps using the iPad

We are happy to announce the opening of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. In collaboration with Indiana University, NCSU Libraries invites you to browse a collection of some of the most important scientific visualizations ever produced. Visitors to the exhibit can use an iPad to choose from 80 powerful examples of knowledge domain mapping, novel location-based cartographies, data visualizations, and science-inspired art works.

The exhibit runs now through October 27th, and is featured in the iPearl Immersion Theater on the second floor of the Hunt Library.

Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell fascinating stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate. Inspiration is waiting for you at the Hunt Library!

Fall Special : Special Collections visits the Design Library!

Design Library News - Tue, 2013-10-15 11:14

When:
October 16, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, Brooks Hall

The Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries will continue its biannual tradition of a “Show-and-Tell” event at the Design Library with its “Fall Special” on Wednesday, October 16. This is an exciting opportunity to see a sampling of Special Collections materials of special interest to those at the College of Design. The items on display will include rare books, architectural drawings, and other materials from our collections in Architecture, Art and Design, Graphic Design, and Landscape Architecture. Please come by during our open hours to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to examine these unique items from the Special Collections Research Center.

Admission Information:  Free and open to the public.

Contact Name:  Gwynn Thayer

Contact Phone:  (919) 513-3315

Contact Email:  gathayer@ncsu.edu

Writing support for graduate students

NRL News - Mon, 2013-10-14 13:44
The Graduate School and the Graduate Writing Center have new writing services available to graduate students.

Thesis and Dissertation Support Services (TDSS) TDSS is designed to enhance the success of students writing theses and dissertations. It offer a variety of workshops, seminars, and other programming to empower students to finish their degrees. Its focus is on scholarly writing instruction, but some events do cover the entire research process, from the beginning (forming an advisory committee), to the middle (writing a dissertation proposal), to the end (planning for a dissertation defense), and everything in between. For more information, visit the TDSS website: go.ncsu.edu/tdss or email the Director, Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, at makittle@ncsu.edu.

Graduate Writing Center (GWC) The GWC is now open for all graduate students. They can bring any non-exam related writing at any point in the writing process for a one-on-one consultation with a writing tutor. Students should make appointments online with the GWC’s Google Calendar appointments system, available at: http://tutorial.ncsu.edu/gwc. For more information, email the Director, Dr. Brandy Grabow, at blgrabow@ncsu.edu.

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