VIVA has awarded the contract for Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography, LION, and LION Premium for VIVA public and private nonprofit members, to ProQuest, effective August 1, 2013. More information (including the schedule and full text of the RFP) is available at
The VIVA contract with Bowker for Books in Print with Reviews (both the Global and United States editions) ends on July 1st. If institutions want to subscribe individually, they can contact Randy Boecker at 1-800-281-0079 or email@example.com.
A new product announcement about the VIVA DDA pilot program is now available on the product announcement web page: http://www.vivalib.org/outreach/releases/index.html. Please feel free to adapt this for use on your campus.
The 15th Annual VIVA ILL Community Forum will held at Sweet Briar College on July 12, 2013. More information is available here.
The increase in purchasing e-books in VIVA has brought the need for more conversation among the member libraries about cataloging issues and best practices. We have created a new VIVA Cataloging Listserv, VIVA-CAT-L, that we hope will be useful to you, especially as we move into the Demand Driven Acquisitions e-book program.
If you would like to be on this listserv, please let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) know and I will add you.
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:
Effective January 1, 2013, the Personal Vehicle Usage Mileage Reimbursement Rate increased one cent to $.565/mile in conjunction with an IRS rate change. The Personal Mileage Rate is generally reimbursable when a personal vehicle is used for business travel of less than 100 miles per day. The Fleet Rate of $.246/mile has not changed. For more details on Travel, please see the VIVA Travel Reimbursement webpage:
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.