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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.

Celebrate National Veterinary Technicians Week (10/13-19)

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-10-14 07:57

The Veterinary Medicine Library honors veterinary technicians and their tremendous contributions to care during National Veterinary Technicians Week. Pets and Vets need Techs! Check out our selection of veterinary technician-focused titles on display October 13-31 on the display shelves in the Veterinary Medicine Library.

Feed the Pack

NRL News - Thu, 2013-10-10 14:02

The Library’s Community Service Committee is holding an ongoing food drive for Feed the Pack, the NC State food pantry, and we invite you to participate. A donation bin is located in the Natural Resources Library, near the entrance.

The food pantry appreciates all donations, but they do ask that we try to stay away from canned green beans and corn. It’s best to have a large variety of items available in order to better serve our campus community. A list of donation suggestions is below. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

More information on Feed the Pack can be found here. Feed the Pack Pantry Donation List
*most needed items

  • Snacks (popcorn, granola bars, animal crackers, pudding, etc.)*
  • Cereal*
  • Breakfast items*
  • Condiments*
  • Grains*
  • Pasta*
  • Fruit (can or cup)*
  • Bottled water
  • Soda
  • Juice boxes
  • Canned meals (soup, tuna, ravioli, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Feminine products
  • Shaving items
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Vet Med Library Reduced Hours Oct 19-27 (CVM Fall Break)

VetMed News - Sun, 2013-10-06 14:45

The Veterinary Medicine Library has reduced hours during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Fall Break:

  • October 19-20 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • October 21-25 (Monday – Friday): 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • October 26 (Saturday) : 1:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • October 27 (Sunday) : 11:00am – 10:00pm  (Regular hours resume)

Note the North Carolina State Fair is October 17-27; more info at NC State Fair.

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

VML open regular hours Oct. 9-12 during Campus Fall Break

VetMed News - Sun, 2013-10-06 14:41

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

  • Oct 9 : Wednesday, 6:30am- 11:00pm
  • Oct 10: Thursday,  6:30am- 11:00pm
  • Oct 11: Friday,  6:30am- 7:00pm
  • Oct 12: Saturday,   11:00am – 7:00pm

The D. H. Hill Library, James B. Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library and Design Library will have shortened hours during the NCSU Campus Fall Break (October 9-12). See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

A new non-Java CAS Structure Editor is now available in SciFinder

NRL News - Thu, 2013-10-03 15:22

The SciFinder chemistry database now features a new version of the CAS Structure Editor that does not require a Java plugin. The Java version of the editor is still available and you can easily select your preferred editor.

The non-Java editor is a new option for substance and reaction searching that queries the same SciFinder database. You may notice that some features are missing. Although SciFinder would have preferred to release the editor with all functionality, they released the first available working version to address the pressing needs of some who are still experiencing Java-related issues. For more information on the Non-Java CAS Structure Editor, visit SciFinder System Requirements.

With the latest SciFinder release, you can also:

-Analyze reaction answer sets by reagent to more quickly identify your synthesis of interest
-Quickly view substance and supplier information simultaneously without leaving your commercial sources answer set
-Easily update your account information and access SciPlanner how-to guides

More information regarding SciFinder can be also found on NCSU Library’s website .

September 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Tue, 2013-10-01 12:42

September 2013 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for September 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.

Places & Spaces Puts Science on the Map

NCSU Libraries News - Tue, 2013-09-24 10:18

In collaboration with Indiana University, NCSU Libraries invites you to see some of the most inspired scientific visualizations in history. From October 14th through the 27th, the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit will be featured in the iPearl Immersion Theater at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The October event marks a fascinating symbiosis of content and medium, with the visionary maps that make up Places & Spaces providing a perfect complement to the stunning visual experience of the iPearl Immersion Theater.

Now in its ninth year, the Places & Spaces exhibit has traced the evolution of science maps, featuring the most powerful examples of knowledge domain mapping, novel location-based cartographies, data visualizations, and science-inspired art works. Created by leading figures in the natural, physical, and social sciences, scientometrics, visual arts, social and science policymaking, and the humanities, the maps in Places & Spaces allow us to better grasp the abstract contexts, relationships, and dynamism of human systems and collective intelligence. Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.

"History of Science Fiction" by Ward Shelley is one of the maps in the collection.

Over the course of its nine-year existence, these maps have adorned the walls of some of the most prestigious libraries, museums, and universities around the world (see http://www.scimaps.org/exhibitions/ for a complete listing of venues). By presenting the mapping of science in the context of a more traditional exhibit-going experience, Places & Spaces has brought together two cultural locations—the lab and the gallery—that have often been viewed as ideologically and aesthetically remote.

In keeping, however, with the exhibit’s commitment to both tracing science mapping’s past and offering glimpses of its future, Places & Spaces has partnered with North Carolina State University’s innovative Hunt Library and its state-of-the-art iPearl Immersion Theater to offer a new way to experience this important collection. With its 7×16-foot Christie® MicroTiles® digital display, the iPearl Immersion Theater surrounds viewers with larger-than-life maps of science that are visually arresting from afar and amazingly sharp up close. With media outlets like Time magazine, Ploughshares, Architect magazine, and others placing it at the forefront of a renaissance in library design and capabilities, the Hunt Library is the perfect cutting-edge venue to feature the groundbreaking work of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science.

Image Discovery Week

Design Library News - Mon, 2013-09-23 16:55

Come by the Design Library or stop by Special Collections in D.H. Hill Library to learn about the many image resources in the NCSU Libraries! We’ll be handing out bookmarks and fliers (and candy!) this week (9/23-9/27), and have a display of images in the Design Library. See image resources available through the Libraries:
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/design/imageoverview.html
Contact Barbara Brenny (barbara_brenny@ncsu.edu), the Visual Resources Librarian in the Design Library if you have questions!

Pinetum 1934-2002 Now Online

NRL News - Mon, 2013-09-16 08:43

The NCSU Libraries now provides online access to the 1934 through 2001-2002 editions of the Pinetum, the student journal of the NC State College of Natural Resources (previously the School of Forestry and College of Forest Resources). Since 1934, the Pinetum has documented student life in the college and provided a forum for administrative messages to students. The early volumes, also available in print in the library, contain valuable documentation of the history of the college, its faculty and students, and student clubs and activities. Beginning with the 2006-2007 edition, the Pinetum has been published through the College of Natural Resources’ website.

The digital editions of the Pinetum are available as part of the NCSU Libraries’ Rare & Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to thousands of images, video and audio recordings, and text documenting NC State history. The university’s student yearbook, the Agromeck, and course catalogs are among the historical materials available through this website.

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