Recent Submissions

  • How we went from worst practices to good practices, and became happier in the process 

    French, Amanda; Kayiwa, Francis; Lawrence, Anne; Gilbertson, Keith; Lohrey, Melissa (2016-04-25)
    Our application team was struggling. We had good people and the desire to create good software, but the library as an organization did not yet have experience with software development processes. Work halted. Team members ...
  • Creation of a library tour application for mobile equipment using iBeacon technology 

    Bradley, Jonathan; Henshaw, Neal; McVoy, Liz; French, Amanda; Gilbertson, Keith; Becksford, Lisa; Givens, Elisabeth (Code4lib Journal, 2016-04-25)
    We describe the design, development, and deployment of a library tour application utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy devices know as iBeacons. The tour application will serve as library orientation for incoming students. The ...
  • Is It a Fair Use? Celebrating Fair Use Week to Promote Critical Thinking about Copyrights 

    Pannabecker, Virginia; Walz, Anita; Sebek, Robert; Fralin, Scott; Gilbertson, Keith (2016-05-18)
    Have you ever been asked, “Can I use this?” in reference to an article, book, image, or other copyrightable work intended for a course, publication, or professional training? This lightning talk presents one university ...
  • Behind the Scenes of the Fair Use Week Exhibit - How We Made Our Copyright Decisions 

    Pannabecker, Virginia; Sebek, Robert; Walz, Anita; Fralin, Scott; Gilbertson, Keith (2016-02)
    This workshop was created for a general audience, with an expectation of most being students, staff, or faculty in a higher education environment. *This workshop was developed with United States copyright law in mind. ...
  • Celebrate Fair Use Week - Event Toolkit 

    Pannabecker, Virginia; Walz, Anita; Sebek, Robert; Fralin, Scott; Gilbertson, Keith (2016-02)
    In Fall 2015, the Open Knowledge Committee of Virginia Tech’s University Libraries decided to participate in Fair Use Week 2016. This was our first time participating. We put a call out and gathered a planning group. Our ...
  • Video Playback Modifications for a DSpace Repository 

    Gilbertson, Keith; McVoy, Liz (Code4Lib Journal, 2016-01-28)
    This paper focuses on modifications to an institutional repository system using the open source DSpace software to support playback of digital videos embedded within item pages. The changes were made in response to the ...
  • Process Accounting 

    Gilbertson, Keith (Linux Journal, 2002-12-01)
    Standard utilities can help you collect and interpret your Linux system's process accounting data. Describes the uses of process accounting, standard process accounting commands, and example code that makes use of process ...
  • Mutant superheroes, contained chaos, and smelly pets: Library innovation through imaginary anarchy 

    Gilbertson, Keith (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013-04-10)
    Libraries have a history of innovation, from their inception to the advent of open stacks, interlibrary loan, electronic cataloging, learning commons, and maker spaces. The information environment outside of libraries ...
  • DLA: Who We Are and What We Do 

    McMillan, Gail; Gilbertson, Keith; Hall, Nathan; Lawrence, Anne; Weeks, Kimberli; Wills, Jane; Xie, Zhiwu (2012-05-24)