The primary responsibility of the Special Collections Research Center is to advance the research and teaching needs of the university, document the leadership and innovation of NCSU faculty and alumni in specified areas of interest and compliment corresponding emphases within the Libraries’ overall collection. As a core strength of the University, Veterinary Medicine is a critical collecting area for SCRC. This incubator endowment will target zoological health as a discipline in which NC State has made and is making a marked contribution and which receives substantial and sustained emphasis from the university.
To support these efforts, the Special Collections Research Center seeks collections which illustrate the history and scientific contributions of the pioneers and leaders in the comparative basic sciences and clinical sciences that are the foundation of the zoological health discipline.
At this time, the SCRC is beginning their emphasis on this critical collecting area. In large part, this effort is supported by an incubator endowment founded by Dr. Michael Stoskopf and Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf. This endowment supports:
- Growing the collection of archival and manuscript collections by identifying and soliciting papers from important scholars and practitioners in the history of the discipline
- Processing existing and future collections to make them broadly accessible to researchers
- Digitizing significant portions of seminal collections
- Integrating existing collections and finding aids into broader digital library and web environments