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    • 2006 Blacksburg, Virginia, Roads and Buildings 

      Brooks, Edwin L. (2011-08-11)
      Representation of two data sets that depicts an image of Blacksburg, VA., in 2006.
    • 2013 NDLTD Survey of ETD Practices 

      McMillan, Gail; Stark, Shannon; Halbert, Martin (2013)
      Our intention with this survey was to overcome the lack of baseline data about ETDs. Surprisingly, while ETDs have been available for over 15 years, no one has systematically collected general data about ETDs or the graduate ...
    • About the Virginia Tech April 16, 2007, Condolence Archives of the University Libraries (2007-2011) 

      McMillan, Gail; Kennelly, Tamara (2012-04-17)
      This document describes the history of the April 16, 2007, Condolence Archives collection, including the efforts by staff and volunteers to archive the tens of thousands of items donated to the university in response to ...
    • Across the Miles: Engagement Across Distance 

      Walz, Anita R.; Gilbert, Charla; Cash, Debbie (2015-05-08)
      This professional practice session covers expansion and redefinition of student and faculty-focused library services between Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region, located five hours ...
    • Altmetrics 

      McMillan, Gail (2013-08-07)
      This is a brief introduction to the topic of "alternative metrics" for University Libraries.
    • Annual Report for 1995/1996 

      VT University Libraries; Digital Library and Archives (Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech's University Libraries, 1996)
    • Archiving the Relaxed Consistency Web 

      Xie, Zhiwu; Van de Sompel, Herbert; Liu, Jinyang; van Reenen, Johann; Jordan, Ramiro (ACM, 2013)
      The historical, cultural, and intellectual importance of archiving the web has been widely recognized. Today, all countries with high Internet penetration rate have established high-profile archiving initiatives to crawl ...
    • Are Repositories Impeding Big Data Reuse? 

      Xie, Zhiwu; Galad, Andrej; Chen, Yinlin; Fox, Edward A. (Virginia Tech, 2016-06-14)
      In this intentionally provocative presentation, we question the scalability of popular digital repositories and whether they are suitable for big data reuse. Are the layers of API these repositories have painted over file ...
    • An Assessment of VTechData with respect to the CoreTrustSeal Repository Certification Requirements 

      Pisharoti, Naina; Petters, Jonathan L. (2019-02)
      This report provides a brief internal assessment as to how well the current status of VTechData (“The Repository) meets the CoreTrustSeal repository certification requirements. VTechData has seen substantial development ...
    • Auditing an Institutional Data Repository With Respect to the CoreTrustSeal Certification Requirements 

      Petters, Jonathan L.; Pisharoti, Naina (2019-10-25)
      J. Petters presented how Curation Services in Virginia Tech University Libraries used the CoreTrustSeal repository certification requirements to conduct a self audit of their institutional data repository VTechData. This ...
    • Becoming a Good Neighbor: Befriending Instructional Designers and Campus Distance Learning Folks 

      Walz, Anita R.; Metko, Stefanie (2016-04-21)
      On our campus, a bridge connects the main library and the university group which operates the campus learning management system (LMS), trains faculty to use educational technologies, and collaborates directly with faculty ...
    • Big Data Processing in the Cloud: a Hydra/Sufia Experience 

      Brittle, Collin; Xie, Zhiwu (2014-06-10)
      Presentation video available at This presentation addresses the challenge of processing big data in a cloud-based data repository. Using the Hydra Project’s Hydra and Sufia ...
    • Book summary: Planned Obsolescence by Kathleen Fitzpatrick 

      Young, Philip (2012-09-18)
      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 ...
    • Building a Community of Teachers: Designing Faculty Interest Groups to Build Pedagogical Expertise 

      Pressley, Lauren; Hall, Tracy Michelle; Walz, Anita R.; Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Henshaw, Neal; Miller, Rebecca K. (2014-03-06)
      We explore the University Libraries program to develop instructional expertise within the department, with a focus on the development of a pedagogies interest group focused on understanding, reflecting on, and practicing ...
    • Choices by Design: Finding and Using Openly Licensed Resources 

      Walz, Anita R. (2014-10-20)
      Many people find it difficult to know what they can and cannot use in public or other presentations because of Copyright law. When someone is flexible regarding the exact image or figure they want to use, finding and using ...
    • Clustering 

      Xie, Zhiwu (2015-06-11)
      This presentation is part of a panel presentation at Open Repository 2015, Fedora Technical Working Group - Assessment of Fedora 4.
    • Collaborative Batch Creation for Open Access E-Books: A Case Study 

      Young, Philip; Culbertson, Rebecca; McGrath, Kelley (Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2012-09-24)
      When the National Academies Press announced that more than 4,000 electronic books would be made freely available for download, many academic libraries expressed interest in obtaining MARC records for them. Using cataloging ...
    • Content Selection, Preparation, and Management 

      McMillan, Gail; Howard, Rachel (Educopia Institute, 2010)
      Here is a set of best practices for policies regarding the selection, preparation, and management of digital content for preservation purposes. Though the authors draw upon PLNs (Private LOCKSS Networks) in their featured ...
    • Copyright in Research and Scholarship for Engineering Education Graduate Seminar 

      McMillan, Gail (2015-05-01)
      Copyright in Research and Scholarship for the Engineering Education Graduate Seminar, May 1, 2015.
    • Copyright in Scholarship 

      McMillan, Gail (2012-11-05)
      You can legitimately use someone else's work in your own when you know about copyright and you understand your rights as well as your responsibilities.