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By: Erin Campbell

Recent Articles from Forest Biomaterials Department Researchers at NCSU, February 1 – March 31, 2014.

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By: Erin Campbell

Recent Articles from Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Department Researchers at NCSU, February 1 – February 28, 2013.

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By: Erin Campbell

Recent Articles from NCSU MEAS Department Researchers, February 1 – February 29 2014.

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By: Erin Campbell

Weather and climate resilience : effective preparedness through national meteorological and hydrological services Narwhals : Arctic whales in a melting world The lumber boom of coastal South Carolina : nineteenth-century shipbuilding and the devastation of lowcountry virgin forests Invasive plants : a guide to identification, impacts, and control of common North American species Paddling eastern North Carolina

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By: Karen Ciccone

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget. Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts. This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

By: Erin Campbell

Recent Articles from Forestry and Environmental Resources Department Researchers at NCSU Department Researchers, January 1 – January 31 2014.

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By: Ashley McCraney

By: Ashley McCraney

Recent Articles from NCSU PRTM Department Researchers, December 15 – December 31, 2013.

Environmental ManagementWilderness and Environmental Medicine

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By: Ashley McCraney

Loading packaged pulpwood on a crawler arch-loader, West Virginia Experimental Forest, 1948. - See more at: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/2013/12/16/special-collections-receives-meadwestvaco-research-reports/#sthash.FaIj41J5.dpuf

Loading packaged pulpwood on a crawler arch-loader, West Virginia Experimental Forest, 1948.

The Special Collections Research Center has received a collection of research reports from the MeadWestvaco company, now called MWV Corporation.  These reports  document forestry research at the research centers, laboratories, and experimental forests of MeadWestvaco and its predecessors:  the Mead Paper Company and the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company (Westvaco).  The collection is comprised of 13 bankers boxes (19.5 linear feet) of reports dating from 1945 to 2007.

Throughout their history, these companies produced paper and packaging products, and they maintained research forests for the development of pulpwood in several eastern and southern states.  The reports in this collection originated from research conducted in Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,  South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Of particular note to the NC State community are reports of research conducted by some of the university’s forestry faculty.

More information about the MeadWestvaco Research Reports can be found in the online collection guide.  A more detailed listing of reports exists in most of the boxes in this collection.  To access materials in this collection, please contact the research services staff using the online Special Collections request form.

Preparing pulpwood, NC Farm Forestry Extension, 1930s.

The MeadWestvaco Research Reports join the Center’s growing collection of primary resources on the history of American forestry and foresters.  The Center is the repository of the papers of Carl Schenck, the founder of the first American school of forestry; Bruce Zobel, prominent tree geneticist; Ellis Cowling, forestry and plant pathologist; and others.  Also, historical records from the forestry programs at NC State University and the NC Cooperative Extension Service exist within the University Archives.  Descriptions of the forestry collections exist on the NCSU Libraries’ website.  Researchers may also access some digitized photographs and other documents online at the NCSU Libraries’ History of Forestry and Rare & Unique Digital Collections sites.

[Note on images:  The top image is from Westvaco Experimental Forest Report WR 12, titled "Packaged Pulpwood" that is contained in Carton 12 of the new collection titled MeadWestvaco Research Reports (MC 00496).  The bottom image is from Box 34 of the existing collection titled Agricultural Extension and Research Services Photographs (UA 023.007).]

By: Ashley McCraney