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  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Introduction to Open Access 

    Young, Philip (2012-10-16)
    This is a general introduction to open access that describes the two roads to OA, self-archiving and publishing in an OA journal. Also covered are predatory publishers and the importance of open licensing. Library services ...
  • Introduction to Open Access & Copyright 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2013-02-18)
    In this FDI (Faculty Development Institute) class at Virginia Tech, the goal is for attendees to gain a better understanding of Open Access--unrestricted access to scholarship, increase their mastery of their copyrights, ...
  • Introduction to Open Access and Copyright 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2013-10-21)
    This presentation introduces open access and copyright and was given as part of Open Access Week 2013 at Virginia Tech.
  • An Investigation of ETDs as Prior Publications: Findings from the 2011 NDLTD Publishers' Survey 

    McMillan, Gail; Ramirez, Marisa L.; Dalton, Joan; Read, Max; Seamans, Nancy H. (14th International Symposium on ETDs, 2011-09)
    Do publishers and editors of scholarly journals view theses and dissertations that are readily available on the Internet and through convenient Web browsers as prior publications? This has been a topic of discussion for ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Learning Platform: 2nd Floor, Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Conceptual Draft #2 

    Mathews, Brian (2012-10-01)
    Over the Spring 2012 semester the Library published a conceptual draft for second floor renovations to the Newman Library. After working over the summer with students, faculty, and library employees a new draft emerged ...
  • Model for Developing Data Management Policy Language 

    Mann, Wendy; Corey, Bill; Wilson, Tom; Hall, Nathan (Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 2013-04-05)
    Representatives from four ASERL and SURA member academic libraries analyzed existing institutional data management policies in order to develop model data management policy language. This poster outlines milestones and a ...
  • Model Language for Research Data Management Policies 

    Hall, Nathan; Mann, Wendy; Corey, Bill; Wilson, Tom (Association of Southeastern Research LibrariesSoutheastern Universities Research Association, 2013-01)
    This proposal was drafted by a Working Group of the ASERL/SURA Research Data Coordinating Committee. The purpose of this document is to provide model language for universities to consider when drafting policy to support ...
  • New Roles for New times: Digital Curation for Preservation 

    Walters, Tyler; Skinner, Katherine (Association of Research Libraries, 2011-03)
    Digital curation refers to the actions people take to maintain and add value to digital information over its lifecycle, including the processes used when creating digital content. Digital preservation focuses on the ...
  • Newman Library Pecha Kucha: Digital Library and Archives 

    Hall, Nathan; Lawrence, Anne; Xie, Zhiwu (2012-05-24)
  • Open Access 101 

    Young, Philip; McMillan, Gail (2012-10-17)
    This short course was provided to faculty, staff, and students during Open Access Week at Virginia Tech to help them (1) gain a better understanding of Open Access--unrestricted access to scholarship, (2) increase their ...
  • Open Access Dissemination Challenges: A Case Study 

    Young, Philip (OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, 2009)
    This paper explores dissemination, broadly considered, of an open access (OA) database as part of a librarian-faculty collaboration currently in progress. Metadata optimization for cataloging, repository submission, and ...
  • Open Access E-Books in Academic Libraries 

    Young, Philip; Stovall, Connie (Virginia Libraries Association Annual Conference, 2012-10-26)
    How are open access e-book collections identified and described? This presentation addresses the types of freely accessible electronic books, sources for them, and metadata workflows for adding them to the catalog. ...
  • Open Access Policy Summary 

    Young, Philip (2013-08-05)
    This is a five-minute statement advocating for a mandatory article archiving policy read to the Library Faculty Association at Virginia Tech prior to a vote among it, a voluntary policy, and no policy.
  • Open Access Week Library Survey (June 24, 2013) 

    McMillan, Gail (2013-06-11)
    Ten multiple-choice questions about what activities the library might sponsor during Open Access Week 2013
  • 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. ...
  • The Open Ethos and Academic Libraries 

    Young, Philip (2013-09-27)
    The philosophy of openness, or information sharing, has a long history but in recent years has gained unprecedented momentum (as well as criticism) in the online environment. This presentation examines specific opportunities ...
  • 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 ...