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A Survey of Batch Cataloging Practices and Problems
(Technical Services Quarterly, 2011-12-01)
Groups of bibliographic records are added to library catalogs with increasing frequency. Batch cataloging requires knowledge of bulk record transfer as well as current cataloging standards. While more efficient than ...
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.
Opportunities for Changing Research Dissemination
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 ...
Open Access 101
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 ...
Promoting Universal Knowledge for All: Open Access Week 2012 at Virginia Tech
(Virginia Libraries, 2013-06)
This article describes the events and activities organized by the University Libraries for Virginia Tech's first Open Access Week celebration in 2012.
The Open Ethos and Academic Libraries
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 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. ...
Introduction to Open Access and Copyright
This presentation introduces open access and copyright and was given as part of Open Access Week 2013 at Virginia Tech.
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 ...
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 ...