Recent Submissions

  • Open Archives Initiative 

    McMillan, Gail (2000-06-01)
    This presentation, which was given at the annual meeting of the Society of Scholarly Publishing on June 1, 2000, describes the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), a protocol for exchanging content between digital repositories. ...
  • Across the Miles: Engagement Across Distance 

    Walz, Anita R.; Gilbert, Charla; Cash, Debbie (2015-05-08)
    This professional practice session covers expansion and redefinition of student and faculty-focused library services between Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region, located five hours ...
  • Open Textbooks and Beyond: Access Affordability, and Academic Success 

    Walz, Anita R. (2015-04-08)
    Student success depends in part on student access to learning materials. This presentation showed the impact of decreased state subsidization of tuition in higher education by the number of hours students would need to ...
  • Using Undergraduates to Improve the Library 

    Hall, Monena; Assir, Rashad (2014-06)
    As Virginia Tech University Libraries transition public spaces to more user-focused, service oriented, collaborative spaces, we found it imperative to determine how students use available space, and to develop methods of ...
  • ETD-MARC/Perl Module Design 

    Liao, Yan (Clara); Finn, Mary (Virginia Library Association Meeting 2005, 2005-10-20)
  • The Future of MARC: R.I.P. or Let her Rip? 

    Finn, Mary (Virginia Libraries, 2004-01)
    The 39th Annual Potomac Technical Processing Librarians Meeting—"The Future of MARC: R.I.P. or Let Her Rip?"—took place in Washington D.C. on October 31, 2003, with speakers Roy Tennant and Rebecca Guenther. Tennant ...
  • International Students vs. American Graduate Students: a user study at Virginia Tech 2005 

    Liao, Clara; Finn, Mary; Jun, Lu (Association of Research Libraries, 2006-09)
    This user study is based on empirical data collected from an online survey conducted between April 7 and May 28, 2005 at Virginia Tech. The goal of this comparative study is to investigate how graduate students from diverse ...
  • Batch Editing, Loading, and Authority Control 

    Finn, Mary; Doyle, Jana; Reece, Terry (Innovative Users Group Conference 2011, 2007)
  • The Hokie Nation Speaks: User Assessment of University Library Facilities, Services, and Resources 

    Walz, Anita R.; Gilbert, Charla (2015-02-13)
    A vast range of resources, services, and facilities are available from University Libraries at Virginia Tech. How do library patrons actually use library resources, services and facilities?  And what else do library users ...
  • Poster Presentation: University Libraries Spring 2014 Survey 

    Walz, Anita R. (2015-01-13)
    The Office of Assessment, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, conducted a libraries usage and satisfaction survey in March & April 2014. The purpose of this study was to collect information about the satisfaction of ...
  • LCA Metadata: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Lohrey, Melissa (National Agricultural Library (U.S.), 2014-10-06)
    Metadata is essential for resource management, discovery, and usability. Descriptive metadata is especially important for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies, which rely on precise measurements, calculations, and contextual ...
  • Flipping for Health: Hands-On Library Research Sessions 

    Pannabecker, Virginia; Barroso, Cristina S.; Lehmann, Jessica (2014-10-30)
    In Spring 2014, a health sciences librarian planned five library research sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses, using the flipped classroom method. This lightning talk will summarize sessions and present example ...
  • Creative Convergence: Conducting a Systematic Review Project Through Cross-Institutional, Distance Collaboration 

    Pannabecker, Virginia; Ching Dennison, Carolyn; Farrell, Alison; Gore, Genevieve; Holyoke, Assako; Machel, Viola; Marton, Christine; O'Brien, Kelly; Swanberg, Stephanie; Thuna, Mindy (2014-10-30)
    Objective: To reflect on a cross-institutional systematic review project: What are effective collaboration methods for geographically dispersed research teams? Methods: Conduct a scoping literature review on effective ...
  • Integrating the Library into Online and Distance Learning Environments 

    Pannabecker, Virginia (2014-10-30)
    An overview of library roles in distance and online education based on examples from two higher education universities.
  • Optimize Access to Your Published Research: Author Rights for Life & Health Sciences 

    Pannabecker, Virginia (2014-10-27)
    As VT Life Sciences & Health Sciences faculty, researchers, and graduate students, your work is geared towards addressing questions, problems, and discoveries that are important to Virginia communities, and to our global ...
  • To Boldly Go: First-year exploration of OER Initiatives 

    Walz, Anita R. (2014-10-23)
    Presented at the Virginia Libraries Association Annual Conference. Open Educational Resources present opportunities for teaching faculty to save students thousands of dollars in textbook costs. This session describes the ...
  • Get Creative (and stay legal): Copyright Compliance with Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources 

    Walz, Anita R. (2014-08-20)
    This presentation provides an overview of open licensing within the context of copyright-related questions, most frequently: "Can I use it?" The presentation reviews copyright basics, introduces faculty to open licensing ...
  • Choices by Design: Finding and Using Openly Licensed Resources 

    Walz, Anita R. (2014-10-20)
    Many people find it difficult to know what they can and cannot use in public or other presentations because of Copyright law. When someone is flexible regarding the exact image or figure they want to use, finding and using ...
  • Raising OER Awareness: VT Libraries and Beyond 

    Walz, Anita R. (OpenVA, 2014-10-18)
    This presentation highlights the first year of exploration into a possible Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative at the University Libraries, Virginia Tech. Key messages to convey while raising OER awareness include: ...
  • Social Interaction around Electronic Resources: Making eReserves Social 

    Walz, Anita R.; Gilbert, Charla (2014-05-20)
    A presentation of systems that track and give access to annotation in PDFs and e-books, providing online discussion opportunities.

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