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  • 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 ...
  • Making It Easier: Reducing Perceived and Real Barriers to Finding and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

    Walz, Anita R. (2015-10)
    Perceptions of time and effort required to locate open educational resources (OER) remains the most significant barrier to wider faculty adoption of OER. This poster reflects my current thinking regarding what librarians ...
  • 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 “series ...
  • 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 ...
  • Opportunities for Changing Research Dissemination 

    Young, Philip (2010-10-12)
    This brief presentation covers the basics of scholarly communication and suggests potential actions by faculty authors, the university, and Faculty Senate. It was followed by an extensive Q&A though there was no subsequent ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pecha Kucha 

    Bailey, Annette; Ogier, Andi (2012-07-12)
    This presentation is about the pecha kucha style of presenting in the pecha kucha format. It is a demonstration for University Libraries' departments to learn about the pecha kucha style of presenting. Each department has ...