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 ILL Community Forum will held at Sweet Briar College on July 11, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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 has lost its SACS accreditation and is closing, effective July 1, 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.