Recent Submissions

  • Assessing the Potential Toward Open Educational Practices in Kyrgyzstan 

    Walz, Anita R.; Bekbalaeva, Jyldyz (2018-04)
    The study was undertaken to understand the propensity for increased engagement with open educational practices (OEP), to include methods prioritizing student-centered teaching & learning, and awareness, use, and development ...
  • Strategic Directions, 2017-2022: The University Libraries at Virginia Tech 

    Walters, Tyler (Virginia Tech, 2018-04-19)
    This presentation on the University Libraries' strategic plan was given to the President's Council and earlier to the Strategic Planning Committee.
  • VT Authors Event 2018 

    Walters, Tyler; Clarke, Cyril; Johnson, Sylvester; Potter, Peter; Walz, Anita R.; Ellingson, Steve; Agmon, Danna; Ewing, Tom; Hofer, Stefanie; Giminez Smith, Carmen (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-21)
    The 13th Annual University Libraries’ VT Authors Recognition event honors authors of books published in 2017 as well as authors of articles published through the University Libraries' Open Access Subvention Fund. The ...
  • Connecting the Opens: Open Access, Open Education, Open Data 

    Potter, Peter; Walz, Anita R.; DePauw, Karen; Jhangiani, Rajiv; Artiles, Mayra S.; Abbas, Monty; Petters, Jon; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open practices represent opportunities to align scholarly and instructional processes with scholarly ideals, ethical stances, real work impacts, and aspirations for a more just and equitable world. There are many types of ...
  • Open Educational Practices: Equity, Achievement, and Pedagogical Innovation 

    Jhangiani, Rajiv (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Education practices (OEP) have emerged as a transformational force in higher education. Whereas, higher education promises to be an instrument for economic and social mobility, in reality our institutions reinforce ...
  • What Is Open Access? 

    Young, Philip (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-29)
    This presentation is an introduction to open access, including a definition, the need for access, two ways to make research OA, advantages of OA and evidence of its increased impact. The presentation also covers online ...
  • Getting Comfortable Working in the Open: A Panel Discussion for Authors, Teaching Faculty, and Students 

    Walz, Anita R.; DeCarlo, Matt; Murphy-Judy, Kathryn; Nelson, Amy; Erickson, Susan; Kidd, Jennifer; Harder, James; Hamilton, Carrie; Aigner, Savannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Educational practices support teaching, learning, and publication in an increasingly diverse faculty and student body. OEP encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course ...
  • 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 ...
  • Textbook Town Hall: A Panel Discussion About Textbook Prices 

    Roche, Avalon; Walz, Anita R.; Boim, Cara; Willis, Rex; Billingsley, Julia; Whiteman, Hannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-16)
    Virginia Tech Student Government Association (VTSGA) led this Textbook Town Hall to hear from students regarding issues and solutions related to textbooks and other learning resources.
  • University Libraries Annual Report 2012-2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This annual report describes the University Libraries’ accomplishments from 2012-2013 as they relate to our strategic themes and goals.
  • University Libraries Annual Report 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    This annual report describes the mission, vision, values, and accomplishments of the University Libraries in 2011.
  • University Libraries Strategic Plan - 2012-2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    Introduction Our mission is to invent the future of libraries at Virginia Tech. We honor tradition as we excel in our core mission to provide access to information. We acknowledge change as we adapt to address the new ...
  • 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 ...
  • American Homespun for the President's House: Ellen Axson Wilson and the Decoration of the Blue Mountain Room 

    Wilson, Kathleen Curtis (Woodrow Wilson House, 1998)

    An Exhibition Organized by the Woodrow Wilson House, A National Trust Historic Site, October 23, 1997 - April 20, 1998.

    As an artist and a southerner, Ellen Axson Wilson, the wife of the twenty-eighth president ...
  • What the Dogs Did: Animal Agency in the Soviet Manned Spaceflight Program 

    Nelson, A (British Society for the History of Science, 2017-09-07)
    This paper examines the agency of the dogs used to develop the Soviet manned space flight programme by considering what the dogs did as experimental subjects, as dog technologies, and as individual dogs in the context of ...
  • Virginia Tech's Open Access Subvention Fund FY 2017 Report 

    McMillan, Gail (Virgnia Tech Libraries, 2017-07-31)
    VT Libraries Dean Tyler Walters allocated the 2017 OASF $100,000 to support article processing charges (APC) in open access journals. The Libraries received 110 requests for $134,867 in APCs, and awarded $104,699 to support ...
  • Virginia Tech's Open Access Subvention Fund FY 2016 Report 

    McMillan, Gail (Virgnia Tech Libraries, 2016-08-12)
    VT Libraries Dean Tyler Walters initially allocated the 2016 OASF $60,000. As funds were awarded to support article processing charges (APC) in open access journals and the OASF was depleted, Scholarly Communication added ...
  • VT OASF FY2015 Report 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech Libraries, 2015-07-30)
    The VT OASF was allocated $50,000 in FY2015 from the Libraries' Collections budget. The OASF received 88 requests to fund publishers' article processing charges totaling $129,967. We approved 48 articles (55%), awarding ...
  • Summary of the Two-year (FY13-FY14) Open Access Subvention Fund Pilot Project 

    McMillan, Gail (Virgnia Tech Libraries, 2014-07-02)
    Virginia Tech began subsidizing article processing fees for authors publishing scholarly peer reviewed articles in open access and hybrid OA journals in August 2012, following the approval of "The Proposal for a Virginia ...
  • Montgomery County Public Schools: Blacksburg High School: Facility Assessment 

    OWPR, Inc.; Montgomery County Public Schools (Virginia Tech, 2010-06-07)
    Following the collapse of the gymnasium at Blacksburg High School on February 20, 2010, Montgomery County Public Schools requested that Engineers from OWPR, Inc. conduct an assessment of the remaining Blacksburg High Shcool ...

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