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.
VIVA will cancel the subscription to the American Journal of Psychiatry as of Dec. 31, 2012.
Legacy use data will remain available for this title on the VIVA statistics page, but no further statistics will be gathered after the subscriptions cancellation.
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
There’s a new look to Oxford Reference Online as of September 19th, 2012.
Users who prefer the old interface are given an option at the top of their site to revert back to their old site, which will remain available until December 12, 2012.
Further details on the rel-launch can be found here.
VIVA Procurement has issued and released our Request for Proposal on Demand Driven Acquisitions for e-books.
Responses are due back to JMU Procurement at 3pm on September 27th, 2012. All communication regarding this RFP is to be directed to JMU Procurement.
Schedule and contact information can be found on the VIVA 2012 RFP web page.
The ILL Contract Provisions page on the VIVA website has been updated; it is available here: http://www.vivalib.org/illsubcomm/ILLContracts.html.
The descriptions of the restrictions has been changed to reflect the restriction descriptions given in the WorldCat KnowledgeBase.
VIVA is please to announce that we have a new private nonprofit college member: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy. They have achieved accreditation through SACS and are members of VICULA.
Their contact information has been added to the VIVA Contacts Directory, which you can find on our Contacts page: http://www.vivalib.org/contacts/index.html
There are now 34 private nonprofit colleges and universities in VIVA.
Happy new fiscal year! We’re working on getting the year-end use data up as quickly as possible. Data through May can be downloaded at http://library.gmu.edu/vivasafe/stats.php.
Due to some discrepancies in the data originally posted, FY12 data has been revised for the following products:
Books in Print
HighWire Press Journals
Use data for Proquest products CSA, EconLit, Sociological Abstracts, and PAIS may be skewed due to the platform change. If you changed platforms prior to July 1, 2012 and have questions about your use data, please contact the VIVA office.