Innovation Award recognizes VIVA’s Whole Ebook Lending Initiative!

July 6, 2017 on 10:49 am | In Collections, ill, Press Releases, Tech Services, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

At the 2017 American Library Association’s Annual Conference, VIVA was honored to receive the Rethinking Resource Sharing’s Innovation Award for our Whole Ebook Interlibrary Lending Initiative! Carrie Cooper, VIVA Steering Committee Chair and Dean of Libraries at the College of William and Mary, accepted the award on behalf of the consortium. This award comes with a $500 stipend and honors individuals or institutions that improve access to information through innovative approaches to resource sharing. You can read the full press release here.

As background, the Whole Ebook ILL Initiative began in the fall of 2016, when VIVA negotiated and later signed ebook contracts with Brill, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley that held lending rights for whole ebooks. Libraries have been advocating for these rights ever since ebooks came on the scene, but they have been difficult to obtain. They are critical to the ways libraries build and share their collections in the 21st century, particularly in light of the many deeply collaborative, shared institutional collections projects. For each publisher, our libraries are allowed to either send whole ebooks downloaded from the platforms or create single/merged pdfs from individual chapter pdfs and lend them to other libraries.  Gaining the right to lend was only the first step, however. A Resource Sharing Committee task force then developed best practices and guidelines for the lending of these ebooks, which included publisher and platform-specific recommendations.

This initiative and this award would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of VIVA members. In particular VIVA would like to thank the individuals who served on the RFP for Ebook Collections Committee that gained these lending rights (Madeline Kelly, Chair, GMU; Mike Cobb, Liberty; Amanda Echterling, VCU; Maria Fesz, NVCC; Genya O’Gara, VIVA; Anne Osterman, VIVA; Carolyn Schubert, JMU; and LeeAnne Beatty Smith, JMU Procurement) and the group that developed the best practices for whole ebook lending (Laura Ramos, Chair, GMU; Jacqueline Carrell, PVCC; Elizabeth Teaff, W&L; Shirley Thomas, VCU; and Genya O’Gara, VIVA).  VIVA would also like to thank the vendor partners, Brill, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley, for both recognizing how important these lending rights are to libraries and for their willingness to partner to help us realize them.

Registration now open for the 2016 VIVA ILL Forum!

March 22, 2016 on 2:09 pm | In General, ill, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

Registration is now open for the 2016 ILL Forum, to be held at VCU Libraries in Richmond Virginia on July 22nd.  To register, please go here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJF5JKZ . Schedules, lodging, and travel information can be found here:  http://www.vivalib.org/interlibraryloan/illforum/illforum.html .

This year your responses  to the following questions will focus and inform the breakout session discussions. Please take few minutes to complete this brief survey after you register for the forum: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5T9MDJ5 .

Looking forward to July!

 

Save the date for the 18th Annual Interlibrary Loan Community Forum

February 25, 2016 on 12:01 pm | In General, ill, Press Releases, Tech Services, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

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Save the date! The 18th Annual Interlibrary Loan Community Forum has been scheduled for Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at Virginia Commonwealth University. More details will be available in the upcoming weeks and months. We hope you will all be able to attend!

Registration for 17th Annual ILL Forum

April 15, 2015 on 12:08 pm | In ill, Travel | No Comments

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual VIVA Interlibrary Loan Community Forum!

This year’s forum will be held at the Stafford Campus of the University of Mary Washington, July 17. We’ll begin at 9:00 AM and wrap up at 3:00 PM. The complete agenda, registration, and travel information is available here: http://www.vivalib.org/illsubcomm/forum/index.html

VIVA will reimburse travel costs for all attendees, including Thursday night hotel stays. Travelers staying overnight will need to be authorized in advance – details are on the Forum webpage: http://www.vivalib.org/illsubcomm/forum/index.html.

Please send any questions to viva@gmu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the Date! ILL Forum will take place on July 17, 2015

January 15, 2015 on 1:46 pm | In ill, vivalib_announcements | No Comments

The 17th Annual Interlibrary Loan Community Forum has been scheduled for Friday, July 17, 2015 at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus. More details will be available in the upcoming weeks and months. We hope you will attend!

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.

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.

Discounts for new ILLiad or ILLiad hosted server subscriptions now available

April 3, 2013 on 8:57 am | In General, ill | No Comments

Discounts for new ILLiad or ILLiad hosted server subscriptions are now available to VIVA institutions. Please contact Alisa Whitt (whitta@oclc.org) at OCLC if you are interested in this offer.

Agenda set for Vendor Fair regarding VIVA’s DDA for ebooks.

November 2, 2012 on 3:09 pm | In Collections, ill, Press Releases, Tech Services, Training | No Comments

The agenda has been set for VIVA’s Vendor Fair coming up on November 13th at VCU.  Registration is required and open, so please do so HERE if interested.   Details are also available on VENDOR FAIR page on the viva website.

VIVA
Vendor Demo Day for the Demand Driven Acquisitions RFP
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Virginia Room C/D of the University Student Commons Building
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23284

AGENDA

8:30 AM: Coffee
9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions
9:15 AM: YBP (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
10:25 AM: Break
10:40 AM: Ingram/Coutts (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
11:50 – 12:35 Lunch
12:35 PM EBSCO (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM EBL (40 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for Q&A)
3:10 PM Break
3:20 PM Wrap-Up
3:45 PM ADJOURN

Contract Provisions for e-ILL updated

August 2, 2012 on 10:02 am | In ill | No Comments

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.

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