The VIVA Outreach Committee has recently launched a Featured Member Library initiative. This initiative showcases member’s library spaces, services, and users. Check out the first in this series, Hollins University!
Congratulations to VIVA’s Open Textbook Network System and Campus Leaders! (A full list of participants can be found here.)
Textbook and related costs are a well-known barrier to college affordability for students. VIVA’s Open Texbook Network System membership will allow VIVA to train 33 open education library leaders who will hold workshops for faculty across the state to support them in making greater use of openly available educational materials, including textbooks, which are free of cost to students.
By promoting the use and creation of high quality educational materials that are free for students to use, this initiative will increase affordability in higher education, promote student success, and empower Virginia faculty to contribute to the growing field of open course materials.
The three System Leaders – Olivia Reinauer (Tidewater Community College), James Ghaphery (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Claudia Holland (George Mason University) – will be attending an intensive summer training institute at the University of Minnesota in August. The twenty-nine Campus Leaders will be attending a full day of training in Virginia at James Madison University on October 6th.
This is a wonderful opportunity for selected VIVA members to work across the state on an exciting open education initiative. Thank you to all of the participants! It’s an exciting time for Virginia higher education!
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!
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:
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.
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
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
Press releases for recently available products are now available on the VIVA site. Dissertations and Theses–Full Text, Contemporary Women’s Issues and the American History in Video Collection press releases are available in PDF, RTF and HTML. Customize the text by including your own quotes, add your URL, etc, and distribute the press releases to your campus newspaper, faculty, students, staff and anywhere else the communities you serve acquire information.