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

  • 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.
  • Receive $1500 for Publishing Your Next Article: VT's Open Access Subvention Fund for NLI 2015 Open Access Week 

    McMillan, Gail (2015-10-21)
    If you're writing an article for a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, the university will give you $1500 to publish it in an open access journal. In this session we will review Virginia Tech's Open Access Subvention Fund ...
  • Transforming Open Publishing Environments: VT Open Access Subvention Fund Awards at the Authors Recognition Event 2015 

    McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech Libraries, 2015-02-24)
    VT faculty, staff, and students who received support to make their articles open access were acknowledged at the Feb. 24, 2015, annual Authors Recognition Day. Virginia Tech Libraries, in partnership with the Office ...
  • Open Archives Initiative 

    McMillan, Gail (2000-06-01)
    This presentation, which was given at the annual meeting of the Society of Scholarly Publishing on June 1, 2000, describes the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), a protocol for exchanging content between digital repositories. ...
  • 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.

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