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    • OER Advocacy: Applying Economic Thinking to Program Design 

      Walz, Anita R. (2018-09-21)
      This lightning round presentation introduces and applies thinking from the discipline of economics as an explanatory tool for understanding human behavior experienced by advocates of open education and open educational ...
    • OER Success: Stories from Virginia Tech 

      Walz, Anita R. (Virginia Tech, 2017-07-18)
      This brief presentation asks: "What is "success with regard to open educational resource initiatives?" Several programmatic elements are then presented, graded, with lessons learned. The presentation is not intended to be ...
    • 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 (Emerald, 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 Access: Scholarly Communication 

      McMillan, Gail (2017-03-23)
      These slides were prepared for the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly to introduce them to Open Access (OA) in general.
    • Open and Editable: Exploring Library Engagement in Open Educational Resource Adoption, Adaptation and Authoring 

      Walz, Anita R. (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. ...
    • 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. ...
    • Open Education: Exploring Philosophy, Potential & Practices 

      Walz, Anita R. (2018-03-08)
      The open education movement with its emphasis on free access and permissions has generated a flurry of activity around scholarly and teaching activities involving innovative pedagogies, open textbooks, open educational ...
    • Open Educational Resources: A Key Component of Inclusive Pedagogy 

      Walz, Anita R. (2017-01-10)
      Open Educational Resources may be leveraged in support of faculty and institutional inclusive pedagogy efforts. This poster presents a brief review of faculty and institutional opportunities for further engagement in student ...
    • 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 Exit: Reaching the End of the Data Lifecycle 

      Ogier, Andrea; Nicholls, Natsuko; Speer, Ryan
    • Open Licensing for Library-Created Content: A Report for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech 

      Walz, Anita R.; McMillan, Gail; Speer, Ryan; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech, 2016-06-17)
      Library Council, the governing body of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, commissioned creation of a task force to identify problems and propose solutions regarding the sharing and reuse of content created by the ...
    • An Open Textbook Approach to OER: VIVA & the Open Textbook Network 

      Walz, Anita R.; Reinauer, Olivia; O'Gara, Genya; Osterman, Anne; Holland, Claudia (2016-10-28)
      In the Spring of 2016, VIVA joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN) -- a growing collaboration of schools, universities, and institutions that promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open ...
    • 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 ...
    • Opening Up the “Closed” Stacks: What Archives & Special Collections Can Do for You & Your Patrons! 

      Dietz, Kira A. (2015-10-22)
      Sharing current practices and collaborations from Virginia Tech Special Collections’ experience, this presentation talks about what academic special collections and archives do, why other types of libraries should know ...
    • 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 ...