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Open Access Policy Summary
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.
ETD Preservation Survey Results: MetaArchive and NDLTD Collaborate to Provide a Distributed Preservation Network for ETDs
(11th International Symposium on ETDs, 2008-06-05)
Because many universities now welcome or require ETDs from their graduate students, institutions must ensure that these works will be at least as available and enduring as they were when libraries and archives preserved ...
Book summary: Planned Obsolescence by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
This is a 2-page summary of Kathleen Fitzpatrick's book Planned Obsolescence which was prepared for a Library Reading Group meeting on September 12, 2012. The summary also contains links to the projects and tools mentioned ...
Introduction to Open Access
This is a general introduction to open access that describes the two roads to OA, self-archiving and publishing in an OA journal. Also covered are predatory publishers and the importance of open licensing. Library services ...
Paleozoic Sedimentary Successions of the Virginia Valley & Ridge and Plateau
This chapter provides an overview of the Paleozoic sedimentary successions of the Virginia Valley and Ridge and Plateau Provinces of the central Appalachians. It describes the units within a sequence stratigraphic framework, ...
Discovery Teams: Summary
In February 2012 Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, put together a proposal to boost the Library’s research and development efforts and gather insight into students’ potential desires concerning ...
Open Access E-Books in Academic Libraries
(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. ...
Mutant superheroes, contained chaos, and smelly pets: Library innovation through imaginary anarchy
(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 ...