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  • 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 ...
  • Poor Man's Social Network: Consistently Trade Freshness For Scalability 

    Xie, Zhiwu; Liu, Jinyang; Van de Sompel, Herbert; van Reenen, Johann; Jordan, Ramiro (USENIX Association, 2012-06)
    Typical social networking functionalities such as feed following are known to be hard to scale. Different from the popular approach that sacrifices consistency for scalability, in this paper we describe, implement, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Preserving the Culinary History of Virginia: An Archivist's Perspective 

    Dietz, Kira A. (2011-02)
    Presentation for the Southern Humanities Council, February 2011
  • The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs 

    Young, Philip; Vilelle, Luke (The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011-03-04)
    Increased mention of journal clubs in the library literature and the recent creation of clubs at the authors' institutions sparked curiosity about how widespread they are in academic libraries. An online survey announced ...
  • Professional Development Needs of Online Instruction Librarians 

    Herzog, Andy; Jackson, John; Johnson, Megan; Miller, Rebecca; Symons, Diana; Wilson, Amber (2012-06)
  • Publishing Services from the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship 

    McMillan, Gail; Lawrence, Anne (2013-10-22)
    If you want to publish a journal or conference proceedings online, the library can help you. OJS, Open Journal Systems, and OCS, Open Conference Systems, are software and support that is available from the Center for Digital ...
  • 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: ...