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It’s Time For Spring Reserves!

VetMed News - Tue, 2016-11-29 14:46

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be copied from each course’s online syllabus published as of Wednesday, December 7. Required (and optional) texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.

If you need to put materials on reserve at the Veterinary Medicine Library for other courses meeting on this campus, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) by Wednesday, December 7.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, & edition) for titles desired.

All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by Wednesday, December 7.

If you need to put materials on reserve at any of the other NCSU Libraries for courses that meet on the other campuses, visit https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/reserves/.

For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, see Course Reserves on our website. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Dave Provost at david_provost@ncsu.edu or 919-513-6408.

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Native American Heritage Month – Read a Story your History Book Never Told

VetMed News - Sun, 2016-11-20 20:20

We recognize Stories Your History Book Never Told for Native American Heritage Month. The Veterinary Medicine Library thanks DVM student Jessica Loyd for compiling a display of NCSU Libraries books from the readings recommended by the First Nations Development Institute. Please consider reading one of these as you recover from finals. They will remain on display until December 10, 2016.

1. Horse Nations
2. Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold
3. Guns, Germs and Steel
4. The Only Land I Know
5. Exiled in the Land of the Free
6. Tellico Archeology: 12,000 years of Native American History
7. Native American History: A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and their Links to World Events
8. The Legacy of Mesoamerica: History and Culture of a Native American Civilization

For the complete list, visit http://www.firstnations.org/books
Many of the other books on the list are available from the NCSU Libraries but currently checked out or on order. Please let us know if there are books you would like to see in our collections.

Collection Highlights on Display at ‘Focus on Comics’ Event Series

Design Library News - Mon, 2016-11-07 14:50

The NCSU Libraries’ Focus on Comics Event Series has highlighted the cultural and academic importance of comic books, both emerging and historical. At two of the series’ events, the screening of the documentary She Makes Comics and Dr. Maggie Simon’s discussion Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature, the Special Collection Research Center showed off highlights of our collections related to comic books, graphic novels, and books as art objects. The featured items were selected because of their connections to comic book history and cultural context, women in comics as creators and characters, and unique approaches to graphic media.

Display at She Makes Comics screening

Display of comics at Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature discussion

Display at Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature discussion: Graphic novel God's Man: A Novel in Woodcuts, and comic collection The Pogo Party

Display of books as art objects at Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature discussion

Display of comics at Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature discussion

Display at Comics and Graphic Novels: The New Literature discussion: Book as art object Aunt Sallie's Lament, and The Wizard of Oz pop-up book

Display at She Makes Comics screening

The displays included highlights from the Douglas Ward American Comic Books Collection, the Scott Green Collection of Comics-Related Publications, rare books such as Lynd Ward’s wordless novel God’s Man, Thomas Ockerse’s A-Z Book, and Claire Van Vliet’s Aunt Sallie’s Lament, and highlights from our collection of pop-up books. 

If you are interested in using these or any other Special Collections materials, or would like to learn more about the Special Collections Research Center, please contact us!

Finals Week

VetMed News - Sun, 2016-11-06 07:00

As the CVM heads into Final Examinations week, the Veterinary Medicine Library would like to remind you of the resources we have available to help you study effectively and efficiently.

In addition to your textbooks and other readings, the Veterinary Medicine Library offers:

  • Quiet study spaces for individuals and small groups
  • Earplugs
  • Headphones
  • White noise machine
We are open extended hours beginning on Sunday, November 13, and don’t forget that both the D. H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr Library are open 24 hours a day during the week. In addition, the CVM has a 24-hour computer lab open in Room TC1551. Check the NCSU Libraries website for full details about hours at the Veterinary Medicine Library and our other branches.

VML Finals/Thanksgiving Hours Sun Nov 13 11:00am – midnight Mon-Wed Nov 14-16 7:00am – midnight Thu-Fri Nov 17-18 6:00am – midnight Sat Nov 19 6:00am – 7:00pm Sun Nov 20 10:00am – midnight Mon-Tue Nov 21-22 6:00am – midnight Wed Nov 23 6:00am – 6:00pm Thu-Fri Nov 24-25 CLOSED Sat-Sun Nov 26-27 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Happy studying, and best of luck!

#Selfie

VetMed News - Wed, 2016-11-02 15:39

VMLfie? A photo from above of the Veterinary Medicine Library reading area.

While the newest addition to the Veterinary Medicine Library’s growing Tech Lending program is a Selfie Stick, we also offer a number of more academically oriented devices, from video adapters and digital voice recorders to iPads and laptops. You can see our  list of VML Tech Lending items here, and check out the full Tech Lending menu available at the NCSU Libraries. Many items can be sent to VML from the D. H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library for you to check out.

Special Collections Landscape Architecture Archive Show and Tell this Wednesday

Design Library News - Mon, 2016-10-31 10:18
Author: Lindsey Naylor The Special Collections Research Center is organizing a show-and-tell of Landscape Architecture collections this Wednesday at the NCSU College of Design!

Special Collections Landscape Architecture Archive Show and Tell

Landscape Architecture Archive Show-and-Tell Belk Rotunda, Brooks Hall
NCSU College of Design
Wednesday, November 2 12-1pm
Stop by to view a sampling of highlights from our Landscape Architecture collections, including: Dick Bell’s design iterations and renderings for the Brickyard; Lewis Clarke’s studies for his 1965 downtown capital plan; and Lewis Clarke’s careful precedent studies, design iterations, and funky renderings for the Fayetteville Street Mall. Other materials on display will include correspondence between faculty member  Gil Thurlow and other leaders in Landscape Architecture such as Garrett Eckbo and Roberto Burle Marx; Bill Flournoy’s master’s thesis; modernist design at the Tallywood shopping center in Fayetteville; and recently acquired, detailed 1930s residential planting plans from High Point landscape architect R. D. Tillson.  The show and tell is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!

Answers about Veterinary Open Access

VetMed News - Mon, 2016-10-31 07:36

Thanks for participating in Open Access week. Here are the answers to the questions we posted…..

What % of One Health articles published are open access for everyone to read?

41% of One Health articles in our study (Vreeland, Alpi, Pike, Whitman, Kennedy-Stoskopf — see open access article in Journal of the Medical Library Association – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27076796
- Of 2651 unique articles, 814 (30.7%) open immediately, 262 (9.9%) partially open-after embargo, 1575 (59.4%) closed forever?

What % of articles published by NCSU CVM faculty in 2014 are open access for everyone?

32% overall. 23% in open access journals (n=65); 9% at the article level (n=24) in PubMed Central due to funder requirements; 68% (n=191) closed.
- One thing you can do even if you publish your article in a closed access journal is consider depositing your manuscript in the NCSU Libraries Scholarly Publications Repository so it will be freely accessible. See example — https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.2/2719

How much would I have to pay a year as an individual subscriber to get one veterinary journal like Veterinary Clinics of North America?
$310 a year for an individual subscription to VCNA Small Animal Practice. This gets you 6 issues of year of in-depth review articles. Budget accordingly!

Thanks for reading and please let us know if we can help you find ways to make the results of your research more available. Have a great week!

Veterinary Medicine Library team in collaboration with the NCSU Libraries Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center.

New Dorton Arena construction photographs acquired and digitized in Special Collections

Design Library News - Wed, 2016-10-26 16:44

Mies van der Rohe and others at the construction site of Dorton Arena

Thanks to a recent donation from Fayetteville architect and NC State graduate Dan MacMillan, Special Collections now has 73 new photographs of the Dorton Arena that were taken during its construction, circa 1951. During the time in which these photographs were taken, Dan MacMillan worked as a project engineer for Muirhead Construction on Raleigh’s Dorton Arena. The photographs that he donated include snapshots of famous visitors to the construction site such as Mies van der Rohe. Also included are photographs of some of the laborers who worked on the site.

Dorton Arena workmen atop riveted scaffolding

These materials are all a part of a new collection donated by Dan MacMillan, the MacMillan and MacMillan Architectural Papers. They include original drawings of important modernist architectural projects in Fayetteville.

Dan MacMillan and his brother, Frank MacMillan, founded Dan MacMillan Architect and Associates in Fayetteville in 1952. They renamed the firm MacMillan and MacMillan after Frank received his license. They were joined for several years by Mason Hicks (MacMillan, Hicks, and MacMillan) before Hicks left in 1960 to found his own firm. From 1968-1970, the MacMillans joined with Shawcroft and Thames to form MacMillan, MacMillan, Shawcroft and Thames. After the foursome split, Dan and Frank continued as a duo until Frank’s death in 1991. At this time, Dan MacMillan sold the business to George Ellinwood. He worked for a few more years before retiring and returning to Fayetteville.

Dorton Arena's steel latticework during its construction

MacMillan collaborated in several instances with landscape architect Richard C. “Dick” Bell. Among their most well-known collaborations were the Charles E. Kistler-Dell Hollstein House in Fayetteville, NC, which was destroyed in 2005, and the William S. and Mary Jane Ward Residence, a U-shaped home in Raleigh, NC, built on 3.4 acres over a stream.

For more information about Special Collections, please contact us here.

Open Access in Action at CVM – share your thoughts

VetMed News - Wed, 2016-10-26 14:27

It’s Open Access week and we want to know what you think about the world’s access to veterinary knowledge. We’ve posted questions on whiteboards in the Library, a poster board between the Green and Blue Commons, and a flipchart in the lobby of the Research Building.

Open Access questions in Research Building


What % of One Health articles published are open access for everyone to read?

What % of articles published by NCSU CVM faculty in 2014 are open access for everyone?

How much would I have to pay a year as an individual subscriber to get one veterinary journal like Veterinary Clinics of North America?

If I didn’t have access to the library’s online resources tomorrow, I would…

To promote access to veterinary knowledge for those without funds to subscribe to veterinary journals, I can…

Please share your thoughts with us. We will post the answers to the questions about costs and percentages of available access on Friday. Have a great week!

Veterinary Medicine Library in collaboration with the NCSU Libraries Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center.

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