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    • 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 ...
    • Adaptable Course Materials: Creating an Open Textbook for Electromagnetics 

      Walz, Anita R.; Ellingson, Steven (2018-02-15)
      We describe the purpose, process, and product of developing the open textbook. Electromagnetics, Volume 1 (Beta) by Ellingson (2018) is a faculty-authored, LaTeX based, customizable, and openly licensed textbook (licensed ...
    • Altmetrics 

      McMillan, Gail (2013-08-07)
      This is a brief introduction to the topic of "alternative metrics" for University Libraries.
    • Archiving the Relaxed Consistency Web 

      Xie, Zhiwu; Van de Sompel, Herbert; Liu, Jinyang; van Reenen, Johann; Jordan, Ramiro (ACM, 2013)
      The historical, cultural, and intellectual importance of archiving the web has been widely recognized. Today, all countries with high Internet penetration rate have established high-profile archiving initiatives to crawl ...
    • Assessing Student Needs Through Discovery 

      Hall, Monena; Lancaster, Charla; Mathews, Brian (2013-04-23)
      Discovery Teams were created to boost the Library’s R&D effort. Annually, University Libraries at Virginia Tech will collectively explore a theme through hands-on experience. For Spring 2012 the topic was: The Learning ...
    • Batch Editing, Loading, and Authority Control 

      Finn, Mary; Doyle, Jana; Reece, Terry (Innovative Users Group Conference 2011, 2007)
    • Becoming a Good Neighbor: Befriending Instructional Designers and Campus Distance Learning Folks 

      Walz, Anita R.; Metko, Stefanie (2016-04-21)
      On our campus, a bridge connects the main library and the university group which operates the campus learning management system (LMS), trains faculty to use educational technologies, and collaborates directly with faculty ...
    • Building a Community of Teachers: Designing Faculty Interest Groups to Build Pedagogical Expertise 

      Pressley, Lauren, Hall, Tracy M., Walz, Anita R., Moorefield-Lang, Heather, Henshaw, Neal, Miller, Rebecca K. (2014-03-06)
      We explore the University Libraries program to develop instructional expertise within the department, with a focus on the development of a pedagogies interest group focused on understanding, reflecting on, and practicing ...
    • Catching Up to Corporate: A Shift towards Academic Data Governance 

      Clark, JL; Hurley, LA; Ogier, AL (2014-07-07)
    • Changing Perspective by Providing the Unexpected 

      Hall, Tracy Michelle; Hall, Monena (2013-04-05)
      In recent years, much research has been done on the changing roles of the library in the academy, focusing heavily on the revitalization brought about by rapid technological trends, information literacy, and overall changing ...
    • The Changing Publication Landscape 

      McMillan, Gail (2016-02-26)
      The landscape of scholarly publishing is in flux and has evolved considerably over the last decade. This program addressed the current state of scholarly communication and provided an opportunity to discuss issues, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Collaborative Preservation of ETDs: The MetaArchive Cooperative and LOCKSS 

      McMillan, Gail (2010-05-11)
      While few would argue about the importance of digital preservation, it often gets a low priority when institutions are planning and implementing their ETD initiatives. However, the NDLTD has joined forces with the MetaArchive ...
    • Collaborative Services of Libraries and Other Campus Units 

      Meyer, Richard; Walters, Tyler (Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), 2006-12)
    • Communicating Research to the Public through ETDs 

      McMillan, Gail (2016-04-26)
      This was a presentation for the CAUS Construction Engineering Research Methods course, CNST-5084, taught by Dr. Annie Pearce. The focus of the April 26, 2016, class was "Communicating Research to the Public." It was organized ...
    • Copyright in Research and Scholarship for Engineering Education Graduate Seminar 

      McMillan, Gail (2015-05-01)
      Copyright in Research and Scholarship for the Engineering Education Graduate Seminar, May 1, 2015.
    • Copyright in Scholarship 

      McMillan, Gail (2012-11-05)
      You can legitimately use someone else's work in your own when you know about copyright and you understand your rights as well as your responsibilities.
    • Copyright in Scholarship & Instruction and an Open Access Primer 

      McMillan, Gail (Digital Library and Archives, 2012-02-06)
      Increase your understanding of US copyright law, particularly US Code Title 17, Sect. 106-108, and your appreciation of rights and responsibilities with regard to intellectual property issues that faculty and students ...
    • Creating an Open Textbook: Purpose, process & progress 

      Walz, Anita R. (2017-05-17)
      This presentation introduces attendees to Virginia Tech's new open textbook "Fundamentals of Business," the process of adapting an existing openly licensed text, helpful tools developed or discovered since, and lessons ...
    • 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 ...