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NCSU Libraries & Adam Matthew Digital Strike Groundbreaking Content Mining Agreement

NRL News - Fri, 2015-08-14 13:48

Deal gives NC State researchers ability to mine robust collections of digital primary source archives

(Raleigh, N.C.) -  By signing another pioneering content mining agreement—this time with Adam Matthew, a SAGE company—the NCSU Libraries has established itself as a leader in the research library world when it comes to licensing blanket access to commercially-vended historical collections.

This comes not long after their unprecedented data mining deals with Gale and Unlimited Priorities.

By agreeing to provide NC State researchers electronic access to ‘Mass Observation Online,’ sourced from the University of Sussex, England, and the ability to mine archival data on university servers, Adam Matthew Digital joins Gale as a leading-edge example for commercial vendors.

Darby Orcutt, Assistant Head of Collection Management for the NCSU Libraries, developed this library-vendor content mining model and considers it mutually beneficial: “Adam Matthew has added another facet of value and attractiveness to their products for researchers, while researchers have gained a valuable corpus that was previously unavailable for robust computational exploration.”

Join us for MAKER DAYS, August 24-27

NRL News - Fri, 2015-08-14 13:39

3D Design Workshops with Autodesk Fusion 360
Monday, August 24, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab

Tuesday, August 25, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
D. H. Hill Library Makerspace


Amazing Alumni – Chris Padgett ‘11

Wednesday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m.
D. H. Hill Library, East Wing, Multimedia Seminar Center

In celebration of the new D. H. Hill Library Makerspace, join us for this special guest during Maker Days. Chris Padgett is the founder and CEO of Fusion3, a company that manufactures high-performance 3D printers. After graduating from NC State with a BS in MechanicalEngineering in 2011, Padgett resigned from his paying job in early 2013 to found Fusion3, using his prior experience with product design, management and support and supply chain development. Padgett will discuss his experiences with founding and running a company, working with family, and what he sees as the future of 3D printing. After the program, join us in the new Makerspace for an open house with giveaways and demos.


D. H. Hill Makerspace Open House

Wednesday, August 26 & Thursday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wondering what happens in our makerspace? Curious about the tools we have? Want to try your hand at making something? Come to our Maker Days Open House! Join us for some hand-on activities and learn more about electronics, 3D priting and scanning, and much more!


Making Sense of Sensor Data: An Introduction to the Internet of Things

Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m. D. H. Hill Library Makerspace

In this introductory workshop you’ll learn how build and manage a “thing” in the “Internet of Things.” Eliot Inman, a Manager of Software Development at SAS, will teach you how build an analog sensor using an Arduino, gather data from that sensor, and analyze thosedata using SAS. Participation in this hands-on workshop requires absolutely zero experience in electronics, software development or statistics. We will start at the start.


The Impact of Maker Culture on the Economy and the Classroom

Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m.
D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium

In celebration of the new D. H. Hill Library Makerspace, join us to learn how the concept and practice of “making” is creating a new paradigm for entrepreneurs, educators, and students. Aly Khalifa, NC State alumnus and co-founder of Designbox, Dr. David Rieder, associate professor at NC State and co-founder of CIRCUIT Studio, and Victoria Rind, an NC State student in textile engineering, will share their experiences and discuss how the maker movement is impacting business, culture, and academia. After the program, join us in the new Makerspace for an open house with giveaways and demos.

Dean Marvin Malecha adds to his Papers in Special Collections

Design Library News - Mon, 2015-08-10 09:20

Dean Marvin Malecha of the College of Design at NCSU has added a wide assortment of his drawings and other materials to his Papers. They will be processed and added to the collection as soon as possible. The new items include detailed hand drawings of buildings and other sites of architectural and cultural interest from around the world, as well as various other drawing projects he has been involved with throughout his long career. The Marvin J. Malecha Papers are housed in Special Collections and include a wide variety of other materials, including architectural models, presentation boards, project files, faculty papers, photographic materials, and other papers. The drawing, seen above, is a sketch from July 1989 in Athens, Greece.

24 HOURS IS BACK!!!

NRL News - Fri, 2015-08-07 12:56

July 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Thu, 2015-08-06 09:04

July 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for July 2015 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.

Coffee & Viz

NRL News - Wed, 2015-08-05 14:34

Held in one of the NCSU Libraries high-tech spaces, Coffee & Viz is a forum in which NC State researchers share their visualization work and discuss topics of interest. All Coffee & Viz programs are free and open to the public and are presented by the NCSU Libraries. Coffee and light refreshments will be served at 9:15 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Karen Ciccone at 919-515-3513 or kacollin@ncsu.edu.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS Dr. Julie Mell (History) and Dr. Helen Burgess (English)

Friday, August 21 at 9:30 a.m.

D.H. Hill Library, Visualization Studio

Dr. Julie Mell and Dr. Helen Burgess will discuss how they have integrated visualization and the Libraries’ high-tech spaces into their teaching practice and how using visualization can help students learn in new ways. This session will be presented twice: at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:00 a.m. Limited space available, please register at: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/coffee-and-viz/signup. Dr. Ben Watson (Computer Science)

Friday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall

Thanks to technology, visual communication is easier than ever to create and disseminate. Unfortunately, technology hasn’t yet been able to help people communicate effectively — thus the catchphrase “Death by Powerpoint.” Dr. Ben Watson, associate professor of computer science at NC State, will discuss “visualization as persuasion,” using visualization as a tool for communication rather than discovery. Dr. Jennifer Landin (Biological Sciences)

Friday, October 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab

Dr. Jennifer Landin, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State, is a biologist, illustrator and science educator. She will discuss biological illustration as a form of visualization and the challenges in teaching students to observe, investigate, create and share. Dr. Matthew Booker (History)

Friday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Hunt Library, Creativity Studio

Dr. Matthew Booker, associate professor of history at NC State, will address the question, “What use is spatial visualization to historians?” With Dr. Michael Young in Computer Science, Dr. Booker coordinates the Visual Narrative cluster in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. PAST PROGRAMS Dr. Helena Mitasova, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Friday, January 23 at 9:15 a.m.

Hunt Library, Teaching & Visualization Lab

Dr. Helena Mitasova is a professor in Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a faculty fellow at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. She is a charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and a member of Open Source GRASS GIS project steering committee. She will talk about visualizing large geospatial data sets and modeling of dynamic landscape processes.

The presentation will also include examples of open source GRASS GIS visualizations developed by students for their course projects using the Teaching and Visualization Lab and Tangeoms: Tangible geospatial modeling system. Dr. Christopher Healey, Computer Science: Understanding Color for Data Visualization

Friday, February 20 at 9:15 a.m.

Hunt Library, Teaching & Visualization Lab

Dr. Chris Healey’s work harnesses visual perception to create visualization techniques supporting the rapid and effective exploration and analysis of large, complex datasets.

“Colour is a familiar concept that we all recognize and use in our day-to-day lives. Understanding how colour ‘works’ is a much more fascinating problem, however, involving the physics of light, visual perception, language and culture, and context. This talk will touch on these issues by discussing them and demonstrating how they affect presenting data with colour. As a practical example, I will show how we used colour to visualize results from the recent 2014 U.S. elections.” Dr. Gary Lackmann, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Friday, March 20 at 9:15 a.m.

Hunt Library, Teaching & Visualization Lab

Dr. Gary Lackmann is an atmospheric scientist at NC State who studies high-impact weather, climate change, and numerical atmospheric modeling. He will present visualizations that clarify the structure and workings of hurricanes, using Hurricane Katrina as an example. Professor David Hill, Architecture

Friday, April 17 at 9:15 a.m.

Hunt Library, Teaching & Visualization Lab

The Great Fire of London destroyed St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1666. Nearly four centuries later, Professors John N. Wall (English) and David Hill (Architecture) have rebuilt it—in virtual space. Wall, a John Donne scholar, wanted to hear the famed poet and dean of the cathedral deliver one of his most famous sermons in order to experience the event “unfolding in real time in the context of an interactive and collaborative occasion.”

The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project (VPCP) uses architectural modeling software and digital acoustic simulations to recreate the visual, spatial, and auditory experience of Donne’s Gunpowder Day sermon delivered on November 5th, 1622. At this Coffee & Viz lecture, Prof. Hill will present the research and modeling process that created the virtual environment of London’s pre-fire St. Paul’s Cathedral.  He will discuss how digital tools can simulate momentous events in spaces that have not existed for hundreds of years.

Discuss Elephant Company with Dr. Loomis – Thursday, August 27 at Cameron Village Regional Library

VetMed News - Tue, 2015-08-04 09:03

Read Smart Book Discussion – Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

READ SMART is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University. All discussions are held at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. For more information, please call 919-513-3481.

Dr. Mike Loomis, Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo and adjunct associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will lead a discussion on Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke.

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The Dog Days of Summer

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-08-03 09:00

The Dog Days of Summer are almost over, so NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections and Research Center would like to celebrate the end of all this heat with some hot dogs from our Rare and Unique Digital Collection!

If you would like to see more images from the Special Collections Research Center, please visit NCSU Libraries’ Rare and Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to thousands of images, video, audio recordings, and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics.

Veterinary Student 2015 Artwork on Display

VetMed News - Fri, 2015-07-31 17:05

Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to see the new artwork installed July 29, 2015. The Library entrance portholes feature reproductions of veterinary student artwork from the Spring 2015 Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-29 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.

This was a one-week studio course taught at the CVM in April 2015 offering veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills with live observations at the Teaching Animal Unit and other locations. Students became familiar with basic drawing and pen and ink techniques with an emphasis on rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs from books and journals in the Libraries’ collections.

Seven works highlighting a variety of drawing techniques were selected by a jury of faculty and librarian judges.

Top Row (Left to Right) [click below for detailed images]

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

These works and photos of additional drawings by all students in the course will soon appear on the eboard in the Library. Thank you to artists Kelsey Arrufat (Class of 2016), Amanda Flagg (Class of 2017) and Class of 2018: Megan Barbar, Haley Hegedus, and Katelyn McSpadden. The drawings were photographed and prepared for porthole display by Nathan Latil, Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine.

VML Closing at 6pm Mon 8/3 – Fri 8/7 (Intersession); VML hours 8/8 – 8/11

VetMed News - Wed, 2015-07-29 14:51

Veterinary Medicine Library operating hours are reduced during the University Semester Intersession:

August 3 – August 7  (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
August 8 – August 9 (Saturday – Sunday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm
August 10 (Monday): 7:30am – 6:00pm
August 11 (Tuesday): 7:30am – 9:00pm

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library–see www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Changes to library access to limit disruptions around final exams

NRL News - Tue, 2015-07-28 12:36

NC State students rely on the Libraries for quiet study space, particularly during final exams. To help ensure that we can meet this need, the NCSU Libraries is continuing changes put in place this summer to reduce disruptions during the critical times around finals.

At the Hunt Library

  • Access during reading days and finals will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, who will need to use their Wolfpack One Cards to enter the Hunt Library security gates, July 29 & July 30.
  • No tours, sightseeing, or events will be allowed between the last day of classes and the completion of final exams.

Printers in Vet Med Library Copier Room replaced with single Color Follow Me printer

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-07-27 13:24

Dear CVM Community,

The color printer (A110-1 color) and B&W printer (A110-1) previously housed in the Vet Med Library copier room have been removed and replaced with a single color Follow Me printer. This printer uses the WolfPrint-Color queue and charges $0.25 per page impression. If you send black and white print jobs to this printer, it will still charge you the color printing rate. For black and white printing at the $0.06 per impression rate, send your job to the WolfPrint-BlackandWhite queue which you can pick up at the WolfPrint printer in the main reading room.

If you have questions about using the technology in the Veterinary Medicine Library, please ask for assistance at the Service Desk or call us at 919-513-6218.
Thank you for your patience with these changes.
Kris Alpi

WolfCopy Copier and Card Reader going away Friday 7/31

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-07-27 13:21

Dear CVM Community,

The WolfCopy photocopier will be removed from the Veterinary Medicine Library on Friday, July 31. There will be no more machines that can use WolfCopy copy cards. If you have a balance on your WolfCopy card, please use it by the end of the day Thursday or please contact WolfCopy (attn: Lisa Pittman).

Photocopying of materials up to 8.5×11 (copier room) and 8.5×14 (reading room) can be done on the FollowMe printers using value on your CampusID cards. For larger materials, please use free the overhead scanners in the Library copier room to make a digital copy, and then you can print that to the FollowMe printers.

If you have questions about using the technology in the Veterinary Medicine Library, please ask for assistance at the Service Desk. Thank you for your patience with these changes.
Kris Alpi

NC State to Host Fourth Annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century Conference

Design Library News - Thu, 2015-07-09 15:01

Raleigh, NC – The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Fourth Annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century conference, which will be held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, NC on September 20-22, 2015. The University of Calgary and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-sponsors of this event.

Librarians, architects, planners, designers, information technologists, and others will gather to discuss the challenges and achievements of designing libraries and learning centers for the 21st century. Sessions will feature an array of topics including creating and communicating a vision; developing innovative, technology-rich learning and research spaces; creating Makerspaces; planning staff workspaces; and addressing organizational and service models, including transforming the collaborative roles of librarians in these new research and discovery environments. We will include examples from renovated libraries as well as new buildings. In-depth tours of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and the D. H. Hill Library will be offered.

An optional preconference will be held on September 20, 2015. The theme of the preconference is “21st Century Libraries: Why Do They Matter?” and it will include sessions on infrastructure, spaces, partnerships, and re-education of librarians to support the life cycle of research and teaching.

For more information, please visit the conference website at go.ncsu.edu/designinglibraries.

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