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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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu 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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

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).]

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.

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!

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