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    • The State of Open Monographs 

      Grimme, Sara; Holland, Cathy; Potter, Peter J.; Taylor, Mike; Watkinson, Charles (Digital Science, 2019-06-10)
      This report addresses the question of how we integrate and value monographs in the increasingly open digital scholarly network. Analysis from industry experts looks at the open monograph landscape in 2019, the impact ...
    • Geospatial Data Services in the University Libraries: Recommendations for Development 

      Coleman, Robin S.; Brooks, Edwin L.; Petters, Jonathan L. (2019-06)
      For many years University Libraries Geospatial Services has provided support for researchers and instructors in finding and providing access to geospatial data. More recently University Libraries Geospatial Services has ...
    • Dysfunction #6: White Reign 

      Harrison, Anthony Kwame; Miles, Corey J. (antoine lefebvre editions, 2019)
      This issue of DYSFUNCTION centers the career of James Albert “Billboard” Jackson as a catalyst for contemplating the conditions and experiences of Black travel in White supremacist America. Jackson, who pioneered Black ...
    • A native iPad app for DSpace 7 

      Gilbertson, Keith (2019)
      The developers of the upcoming version of DSpace 7, in the process of creating an updated and unified DSpace interface, have also updated the REST API for completeness. This redesigned API opens many opportunities for ...
    • A Testbank Sprint for Fundamentals of Business 

      Walz, Anita R. (2019-06-28)
      During two days in January 2019, nine business faculty from seven institutions and three states (VA, NC, OH) worked together to develop a testbank for the open textbook, Fundamentals of Business. This library-planned and ...
    • Individual and situational factors related to undergraduate mathematics instruction 

      Johnson, Estrella; Keller, Rachel; Peterson, Valerie; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy (2019-06-28)
      Abstract Background In the US, there is significant interest from policy boards and funding agencies to change students’ experiences in undergraduate mathematics classes. Even ...
    • The Impact of Targeted Data Management Training for Field Research Projects - A Case Study 

      Petters, Jonathan L.; Brooks, George C.; Smith, Jennifer A.; Haas, Carola A. (2019-05-21)
      We present a joint effort at Virginia Tech between a research group in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Data Services in the University Libraries to improve data management for long-term ecological field ...
    • Public Access: A Driver for Preservation and Discovery of Datasets at a US Land-Grant Institution 

      Ogier, Andrea; Petters, Jonathan L.; Pannabecker, Virginia; Settledge, Robert; Grant, Elizabeth; Harden, Samantha; Griffin, Julie; Walters, Tyler
      Public access to federally funded research data ensures preservation and discovery of datasets to promote translation of research evidence into meaningful outcomes. However, historical policy and concerns regarding making ...
    • Using Altmetrics to Explore the Scholarly Conversation with Undergraduates 

      Miles, Rachel; MacDonald, Amanda B. (2019-06-07)
      An emerging tool called altmetrics allows students to more fully engage with and evaluate the conversations surrounding scholarship. Altmetrics represents the online attention to research from sources such as news media ...
    • Library Letters, June 2019 

      Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Veterinary Medicine Library, 2019-06)
      This newsletter highlights the services and support to the College of Veterinary Medicine offered through the University Libraries. This month we’re looking at two databases the library recently subscribed to that are made ...
    • Navigating 21st Century Digital Scholarship: Open Educational Resources (OERs), Creative Commons, Copyright, and Library Vendor Licenses 

      Seibert, Heather; Miles, Rachel; Geuther, Christina (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018-06-09)
      Digital scholarship issues are increasingly prevalent in today’s environment. We are faced with questions of how to protect our own works as well as others’ with responsible attribution and usage, sometimes involving a ...
    • Valuing Open Textbooks: Derivatives, Adaptation, and Remix 

      Walz, Anita R. (University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, 2018-07-25)
      This chapter considers the potential of OER (open educational resources) beyond free access by looking at remix, adaptation, or creation within and outside of the classroom. It includes abbreviated descriptions of adapted ...
    • Course Material Decisions and Factors: Unpacking the Opaque Box 

      Walz, Anita R. (Pacific University Press, 2018-11-30)
      The opacity of course-material selection practices and related lack of recent scholarship on the topic is a barrier for open education advocates seeking to understand the context of instructor course material selection. ...
    • Jeans Noticeably Absent: The Story of Denim Day 1979 

      Silas, Caroline; Foster, Kevin; Kelly, Nancy; Beadle, Scott; Acosta, Olga; Alvarez, Andrew; Wood, Sherry; Sewell, Edward H.; Brown, Sueann; Critchfield, Steve; Barroso, Lisa; Barroso, Mark; Vachon, Helene; Noll, Steve; Forte, Joseph; Ridings, Adrian; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony; Lellock, John Slade; Hakeem, Danya; Goode, Eliza; Robidoux, Carol; Rinehart, Susanna (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-05)
      This stage production included readings of contemporaneous newspaper articles about Denim Day in 1979 and clips from the Denim Day 40th Anniversary Oral History Collection. It features stories from some of the original ...
    • Toward Best Practices for OER Quality: A Conversation about OER Quality and Emerging Best Practice Solutions 

      Walz, Anita R.; Guimont, Corinne (2019-05-10)
      Quality, currency, and lack of supplementary learning materials rank highly as barriers to open educational resource (OER) adoption. This session encouraged participants to consider issues, solutions, and emerging best ...
    • Early Successional Forest Management on Private Lands as a Coupled Human and Natural System 

      Lutter, Seth H.; Dayer, Ashley A.; Rodewald, Amanda D.; McNeil, Darin J.; Larkin, Jeffery L. (MDPI, 2019-06-11)
      Facilitating voluntary conservation on private lands is a crucial element of policies that seek to mitigate forest habitat loss and fragmentation around the world. Previous research emphasizes the role of social factors ...
    • Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Reactivity of Pd(II) Complexes of Proline and Proline Homologs 

      Hobart, David B.; Merola, Joseph S.; Rogers, Hannah M.; Saghal, Sonia; Mitchell, James; Florio, Jacqueline; Merola, Jeffrey W. (MDPI, 2019-06-10)
      Palladium(II) acetate reacts with proline and proline homologs in acetone/water to yield square planar bis-chelated palladium amino acid complexes. These compounds are all catalytically active with respect to oxidative ...
    • Uncertainty Quantification for Ti-7Al Alloy Microstructure with an Inverse Analytical Model (AUQLin) 

      Acar, Pınar (MDPI, 2019-05-31)
      The present study addresses an inverse problem for observing the microstructural stochasticity given the variations in the macro-scale material properties by developing an analytical uncertainty quantification (UQ) model ...
    • Dying Well In the Anthropocene: On the End of Archivists 

      Winn, Samantha R. (Litwin Books, 2019)
      Humanities scholars argue that the Anthropocene forces humanity to confront its death as a species. For memory workers, the specter of biological annihilation is accompanied by a more immediate existential crisis: if there ...
    • Albatross: Rolling on a sea of data 

      Bailey, Annette; Gilmore, Tracy; O'Brien, Leslie; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (2016-11-03)
      Big deals and journal package incentives are an increasing reality for academic libraries, yet the solutions for evaluating these package scenarios in a timely, cost-effective manner are few. The proliferation of these ...