Webinars about WorldCat Discovery

July 22, 2014 on 1:15 pm | In General, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

Information about OCLC’s new WorldCat Discovery Service and VIVA’s support for this service is being provided in upcoming webinars on July 23rd (at 2-3 pm) and July 24th (at 10-11 am). Please register for the webinars using the links below.

July 23rd, 2 pm: http://registration.oclc.org/reg/?pc=vivaworldcatdiscoverywebinar072314

July 24th, 10 am: http://registration.oclc.org/reg/?pc=vivaworldcatdiscoverywebinar072414

New Cancellation Guidelines

July 18, 2014 on 3:37 pm | In Collections, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

The Steering Committee recently approved the following Cancellation Guidelines developed by the Collections Committee:
a. Minimize the impact
b. Content over convenience
c. Vendor performance and licensing and pricing policies
d. Content (e.g. Full Text) over indexing
e. Control overall spend on product
They are located at http://www.vivalib.org/committees/collections/VIVA-CancellationGuidelines_20140708.docx.

The 16th Annual VIVA Interlibrary Loan Community Forum

May 28, 2014 on 5:28 pm | In General, ill, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

The 16th Annual VIVA ILL Community Forum will held at Sweet Briar College on July 11, 2014.

Registration is now open and more information is available here.

New Full-Text Content in the Sciences Added to VIVA’s Subscriptions

March 20, 2014 on 1:57 pm | In Collections, General, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

Extensive full-text content has been added to the VIVA public institutions’ 2014 renewal of ProQuest’s Complete Cambridge Sciences Collection:
• Ebrary Academic: Physical Sciences (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/physsciencetitles/) is a compilation of over 5,600 e-books. This collection covers a wide range of classic and new books on Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mechanics, Meteorology, Physics, Quantum Theory, Space Science, Technical Writing, and more. The contract provides for secure electronic interlibrary loan at the chapter level, and the platform has advanced functions such as highlighting and annotating, personal bookshelves, and the option to print selections with automatic citations.
• The VIVA subscription also now includes seven full-text ProQuest e-journal collections: Agricultural Science, Aquatic Science, Atmospheric Science, Biological Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Materials Science. Across the collections, this represents full-text content from over 3,300 journals, some extending as far back as 1946 in coverage. These collections take advantage of ProQuest’s Deep Indexing functionality, which makes the data from tables and figures found in journal articles searchable and allows users to export these objects directly into Microsoft PowerPoint with publisher attribution built into each slide.

VIVA E-Book Cataloging Training

January 30, 2014 on 4:35 pm | In vivalib_announcements | No Comments

On January 30th, VIVA members Mark Lane (JMU), Kim Edwards (GMU), and Cheri Duncan (JMU) provided training on cataloging e-books with Natalie Clewell (NVCC) serving as the moderator. Topics included ordering and receiving records from OCLC collection sets, using the WorldCat knowledge base to obtain records, batch-editing records using MarcEDIT, and loading records with a focus on the Millennium ILS. Link to the recording and the presentation slides by going to the VIVA training page: http://vivalib.org/committees/ruc/training.html.

Revised VIVA ILL Guidelines

December 5, 2013 on 2:28 pm | In General, VIVAlert, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

In November, the Resource Sharing Committee revised the VIVA ILL Guidelines. At their meetings this week, the Steering Committee and SCHEV Library Advisory Committee approved these revisions, effective December 4, 2013. Major changes were made to reflect current practice and the maturity of the VIVA ILL procedures, such as removing “Ariel” and replacing it with “secure electronic document transmission system” and removing references to load leveling.

Sign to promote Universal Borrowing pilot

September 24, 2013 on 9:30 am | In vivalib_announcements | No Comments

A sign that can be used to promote the Universal Borrowing pilot is available here: http://vivalib.org/rsc/UniversalBorrowingSign.docx.

Saint Paul's College is no longer in VIVA

July 6, 2013 on 12:40 pm | In General, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

Saint Paul’s College has lost its SACS accreditation and is closing, effective July 1, 2013.

ProQuest awarded contract for MLA, LION, and LION Premium

July 6, 2013 on 12:15 pm | In Collections, General, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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

VIVAlert: Cancellation of Bowker Books in Print

June 27, 2013 on 2:06 pm | In VIVAlert, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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 randy.boecker@bowker.com.

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