Gail McMillan

Professor, Virginia Tech Libraries
Director, Scholarly Communication

Office: 421 Newman Library
560 Drillfield Dr.
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: 540-231-9252

Recent Submissions

  • Dear Nannie... yours devotedly, Charlie: Nannie Figgat Chronicles Mid-19thCentury Southwest Virginia through her Diary, Recipes and Correspondence 

    McMillan, Gail; Robbins, Jean C. (Botetourt County Historical Society Museum, 2013-04-25)
    The title, Dear Nannie... yours devotedly, Charlie, represents the basis of our story of Nancy G. Figgat/Anne Godwin/Nannie -- all the same person. We began with two manuscript recipe books, which we realized belonged to ...
  • Conference Highlights: 3rd International Symposium on ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech, 2000-03-18)
    Conference highlights according to Gail McMillan
  • Jean Carothers Robbins, 1929 - 2017 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech, 2018-04)
    Jean Robbins was the first chair of the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Advisory Board. At the April 6, 2018, luncheon this presentation celebrated some of Jean Robbins' accomplishments and contributions on the first ...
  • $150,000 Available to Publish Open Access Articles: VT’s OPEN ACCESS SUBVENTION FUND 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech, 2017-12-05)
    Course Description If you're writing an article for a scholarly journal, Virginia Tech Libraries will support the Article Publishing Charge (APC) of up to $1500 for publication in an open access (OA) journal. The fund ...
  • Virginia Tech: Open Access Activities and Policy Development 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-26)
    For the Digital Science Thought Leadership Webinar on Oct. 26, 2017, Gail McMillan was invited to present Virginia Tech’s approach to open access (OA) activities and their steps towards an OA Policy. [Also presenting ...
  • Technical Processing of Electronic Journals 

    McMillan, Gail (Gale, 1992)
    Electronic journals portend tremendous advantages to libraries. Patron access is swift and sure; these journals are never missing from the shelves, and they need not be delayed for technical processing because they can be ...
  • Open Access: Scholarly Communication 

    McMillan, Gail (2017-03-23)
    These slides were prepared for the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly to introduce them to Open Access (OA) in general.
  • $40,000 Still Available to Publish Your Open Access Article! 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech Libraries, 2017-03-03)
    NLI Course (March1, 2017) Description If you're writing an article for a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, Virginia Tech Libraries will support the Article Publishing Charge of up to $1500 for an open access journal. ...
  • Scholarly Publishing 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech Libraries, 2017-02-01)
    Presented Feb. 1, 2017, these slides were created to facilitate a discussion about many aspects of scholarly communication at the request of Dr. Patrick Miller for the PhD colloquium in the Architecture and Design Research ...
  • ETDplus: Supporting the Evolution of ETD Research Products 

    Educopia Institute (Educopia Institute, 2016)
    ETDplus builds on the momentum of the Lifecycle Management of ETDs project to research and build tools to help manage a growing challenge in ETD programs: the creation and submission of materials beyond the PDF of a thesis ...
  • SPEC Kit 353: Funding Article Processing Charges 

    McMillan, Gail; O'Brien, Leslie; Young, Philip (Association of Research Libraries, 2016-11-01)
    This SPEC Kit explores the strategies that ARL member institutions are using to address article processing charges (APCs)—including how the funds are established and how they are handled (e.g., policies, applications, ...
  • Digital Knowledge Repositories: What the 2015 ETD Survey Reveals 

    McMillan, Gail (2015-11-03)
    On Nov. 3, 2015, international speakers participated in the DELNET (Developing Library Network) Panel Discussion on "Digital Knowledge Repositories: Emerging Issues, Trends and Technologies" at the India International ...
  • Communicating Research to the Public through ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-04-26)
    This was a presentation for the CAUS Construction Engineering Research Methods course, CNST-5084, taught by Dr. Annie Pearce. The focus of the April 26, 2016, class was "Communicating Research to the Public." It was organized ...
  • ETDs and the Landscape of Open Access Publishing 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-04-01)
    Countering anecdotal evidence and calming fears about publicly accessible ETDs—electronic theses and dissertations, McMillan will present a variety of perspectives based on current data. She has led international surveys ...
  • The Changing Publication Landscape 

    McMillan, Gail (2016-02-26)
    The landscape of scholarly publishing is in flux and has evolved considerably over the last decade. This program addressed the current state of scholarly communication and provided an opportunity to discuss issues, ...
  • PLN Members and the ARL Digital Preservation Survey Preliminary Findings 

    McMillan, Gail (2011-10-24)
    Because there is relatively little information gathered or reported about digital preservation practices and policies, we proposed and conducted the 1st Association of Research Libraries (ARL) SPEC survey on digital ...
  • Distributed Digital Preservation Workshop for ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail; Halbert, Martin; Donovan, Bill (2009-06-10)
    The goal of the second ETD Preservation Workshop is to share with you the information necessary to establish a sound preservation program and describe how the MetaArchive Cooperative can meet your institution’s needs. We ...
  • Collaborative Preservation of ETDs: The MetaArchive Cooperative and LOCKSS 

    McMillan, Gail (2010-05-11)
    While few would argue about the importance of digital preservation, it often gets a low priority when institutions are planning and implementing their ETD initiatives. However, the NDLTD has joined forces with the MetaArchive ...
  • The NDLTD and a Brief History of ETDs 

    McMillan, Gail (2015-11-04)
    This is about the path that brought us to India and the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

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