Discounts for new ILLiad or ILLiad hosted server subscriptions are now available to VIVA institutions. Please contact Alisa Whitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) at OCLC if you are interested in this offer.
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) now offers two premier collections of e-books in STEM-H – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health – fields from Elsevier and Springer.
SciVerse Science Direct eBooks from Elsevier and four subject-based e-book collections from Springer will provide VIVA libraries with extensive new resources to support government, business, and educational leaders in their efforts to increase the number of college graduates in STEM-H related fields.
Further information on each product is available on their respective product pages:
The full announcement can be found here:
VIVA has solicited proposals from qualified sources regarding the Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography. Initial contract shall be for one (1) year with an option to renew for nine (9) additional one year periods.
More information including a process schedule is available at
Text of the complete RFP is available at
December use data has been added for:
Institute of Physics
VIVA will be hosting 3 regional training sessions which will be held on March 12th, 13th and 14th. Members need only attend one.
Tuesday, March 12, at George Mason University - Arlington campus
Wednesday, March 13 at the University of Richmond
Thursday, March 14 at Radford University
Representatives from Springer, Elsevier, Mergent and a vendor (to be announced) for Demand Driven Acquisition of e-books will be on hand to provide “train the trainer” sessions that are for reference librarians and other user services folks, and are not designed to answer cataloging or other technical implementation questions. The sessions are scheduled to last from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm and lunch will be provided.
Details of the agenda are provided here: http://www.vivalib.org/training/training2013.html . Registration is required at least 3 days before the scheduled event and interested members can REGISTER HERE.
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The agenda has been set for VIVA’s Vendor Fair coming up on November 13th at VCU. Registration is required and open, so please do so HERE if interested. Details are also available on VENDOR FAIR page on the viva website.
Vendor Demo Day for the Demand Driven Acquisitions RFP
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Virginia Room C/D of the University Student Commons Building
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23284
8:30 AM: Coffee
9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions
9:15 AM: YBP (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
10:25 AM: Break
10:40 AM: Ingram/Coutts (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
11:50 – 12:35 Lunch
12:35 PM EBSCO (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM EBL (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
3:10 PM Break
3:20 PM Wrap-Up
3:45 PM ADJOURN
VIVA is convening a Vendor Demonstration Day for the RFP finalists regarding Demand Driven Acquisitions of ebooks. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in the Student Commons at Virginia Commonwealth University. Finalists will be announced and an agenda will be posted later next week, but representatives from all VIVA member institutions are welcome to attend.
Because space is limited to 100 attendees and catering arrangements need to be made, registration for the event is required and now open. A link to the registration form and details are available on the event’s web page:
Currently there is enough room for each school to send 1 person, and a few schools will be able to send more than 1. If your institution wants to send more than 1 person, we may need to put some folks on a waiting list. If so, please send us a note at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate.
Please note that we will reimburse all VIVA members (public and private) for their mileage to this meeting, but we do encourage carpooling. If you need to spend the night before the meeting, be sure to get your overnight stay authorized in advance of the meeting. Info about travel is on the web (see the link from the Vendor Demo page) and talk to Liz Wright in the VIVA office if you have specific concerns or questions.
Please join us for the 16th Annual VIVA Users Group from 4 to 6 pm (Center Lounge — First Floor) on Thursday, October 25th at the upcoming Annual Conference for the Virginia Library Association in Williamsburg, VA. The program will include an update on VIVA’s activities, product updates from some of our VIVA vendors, and a panel session entitled “Exceptions to Every Rule: Managing the Ongoing Migration to E-Books and Streaming Media.” The panelists will examine the rapid growth of digital video, audio, and e-book materials and the eventual fate of physical materials in library collections.
We’re very lucky to have our panelists this year:
Terry Metz, University Librarian, Washington and Lee University
Karim Khan, Branch Manager, Rust Library, Loudoun County Public Libraries
Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Instruction/Reference Services Librarian, Longwood University
Diane Smith, Associate University Librarian for Research and Education Services, George Mason University
The panel will be moderated by John Ulmschneider, University Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University and Chair of the VIVA Outreach Committee.
Please join us in welcoming Anne Elguindi as our new VIVA Associate Director. Anne’s contact information is on our Contacts page: http://www.vivalib.org/contacts/index.html