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Open and Editable: Exploring Library Engagement in Open Educational Resource Adoption, Adaptation and Authoring
(Virginia Library Association, 2015)
Open Educational Resources (OER) have saved students millions of dollars in textbook costs and greatly expanded access to a wide variety of educational materials for countless numbers of students and life-long learners. ...
Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): a systematic review
(Medical Library Association, 2016-07)
BACKGROUND: Librarians often teach evidence-based practice (EBP) within health sciences curricula. It is not known what teaching methods are most effective. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted ...
Improving scalability by self-archiving
The newer generation of web browsers supports the client-side database, making it possible to run the full web application stacks entirely in the web clients. Still, the server side database is indispensable as the central ...
Multi-tenancy Cloud Access and Preservation
Virginia Tech Libraries has developed a cloud-native, microservervices-based digital libraries platform to consolidate diverse access and preservation infrastructure into a set of flexible, independent microservices in ...
ETD Celebrates 20th Anniversary
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-16)
A summary of how and why Virginia Tech became the first university to mandate Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) for graduate students.
ETDs in the 21st Century
Electronic theses/dissertations (ETDs) have been required at higher education institutions for twenty years. Although numerous goals have been realized, the majority of ETDs have not been transformed into new media.
WADL 2016: Third International Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries
This workshop will explore integration of Web archiving and digital libraries, so the complete life cycle involved is covered: creation/authoring, uploading/publishing in the Web (2.0), (focused) crawling, indexing, ...
Facilitate Cross-Repository Big Data Discovery and Reuse
(Virginia Tech, 2013-03-13)
Researchers have accumulated large amount of observational, experimental, and simulation data. Much effort has been made to collect, curate, preserve, and provide open access to them, but putting the data online is only ...
FLIP THE MODEL: Strategies for Creating and Delivering Value
Academic libraries are encountering a critical inflection point. In our case it isn’t a single technology that is disrupting our established system, but a barrage of advancements in publishing, pedagogy, and user preferences. ...
From Bodleian to Idea Stores: The Evolution of English Library Design
(Library Student Journal, 2008-01)
Library architecture, along with planning and design, is a significant consideration for librarians, architects, and city and institutional planners. Meaningful library architecture and planning has a history as old and ...