Alt-Textbook: Saving Students Money and Supporting Innovative Teaching1/13/2016
In response to the unsustainable burden placed on students by the high cost of textbooks, the Libraries launched the Alt-Textbook project that offers small grant-funding to instructors who create low-cost, open alternatives to traditional commercial textbooks.
Research Solutions Drop-Ins: Support on Your Schedule1/8/2016
Graduate students face unique challenges for their research needs. To help address these challenges, librarians from the NCSU Libraries and the College of Education’s Media and Educational Technology Center (METRC) developed a new approach: “Research Solutions Drop-In” events at the library.
Bomb Shelters, Sex Ed, and Personal Hygiene: A/V Geeks Classic Educational Films at the Hunt Library1/7/2016
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library, lauded for its emphasis on cutting-edge technology and modern design, may be an incongruous venue to screen vintage, 16mm educational films. But librarians at NC State have created a compelling series in which scholars and experts from the community pair with local film archive A/V Geeks to screen these films from the past, in this very modern venue.
Managing your research data is as important as collecting it10/5/2015
When researchers like Dr. Tom Shriver hit roadblocks with their Data Management Plans that threaten their grant funding, the NCSU Libraries can help clear a path so their scholarship can move forward.
Visualization Studio provides a study abroad experience right here on campus7/25/2015
Library Staff create an immersive visualization experience of the Bayeux Tapestry for NCSU students of medieval history.
Women in STEM Build Community (and Circuits) in E-Textiles Workshop6/15/2015
To build diversity and and inclusiveness into the fabric of our Makerspace community, the NCSU Libraries and NC State’s Women in Science and Engineering piloted an entertaining and skill-building program -- a “D-I-WISE” electronics and textiles workshop for women in STEM.
Code+Art for a Different Kind of Data Experience5/13/2015
Data art “takes us beyond literal data visualization...to help us see the unexpected in data, to gain a sense for its cultural meaning, and make the otherwise abstract into an emotional experience,” writes Peter Hirshberg in his essay “The Art of Data.” Libraries have long been places where people have explored new ways of interacting with information and data. The NCSU Libraries’ Code+Art program continues this tradition by bringing an aesthetic lens to the increasing role of data in our lives.
Supporting NCSU Researchers in Achieving NIH Public Access5/11/2015
When the NIH threatened to delay grant funding to researchers if they didn’t make their NIH-funded research publicly available, several NCSU librarians stepped in to help shepherd over 300 NC State publications to public access.
D. H. Hill's Makerspace brings history to life5/1/2015
3D scanning holds great potential for cultural heritage institutions, many of which are exploring its use for digital preservation and more robust online access to artifact collections. In Fall 2014, the NCSU Libraries partnered with Associate Professor of History Susanna Lee and her Digital History class, along with the North Carolina Museum of History, to 3D scan a set of 18th and 19th century artifacts using affordable, easy to learn 3D scanners from the Libraries’ Makerspace program.
NCSU Librarians and Writing Center Consultants Give Students a Head Start at the Long Night Against Procrastination4/28/2015
Despite their best intentions, students often find themselves laboring in the eleventh hour to finish up research papers just before the due date. Librarians and Writing Center Consultants teamed up to get them started on their assignments during the Long Night Against Procrastination.