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:

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

Product announcement for the DDA pilot is available

June 5, 2013 on 8:46 am | In Collections, General, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

A new product announcement about the VIVA DDA pilot program is now available on the product announcement web page: Please feel free to adapt this for use on your campus.

15th Annual VIVA ILL Community Forum

May 3, 2013 on 7:32 am | In ill, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

The 15th Annual VIVA ILL Community Forum will held at Sweet Briar College on July 12, 2013. More information is available here.

New VIVA Cataloging Listserv

April 29, 2013 on 2:51 pm | In Tech Services, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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 ( know and I will add you.


New Products for Spring 2013 - Elsevier & Springer STEM-H E-Book Collections

March 4, 2013 on 12:43 pm | In General, Press Releases, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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:

New Personal Mileage Rate, effective 1/1/13

January 7, 2013 on 11:51 am | In Travel, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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 Subscription Cancellation - American Journal of Psychiatry

October 3, 2012 on 3:53 pm | In Collections, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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.

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