Due to sufficient usage across the consortium, VIVA has ‘purchased’ its first three books from the DDA e-book plan:
Biological Oceanography, Wiley, 2012
Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Wiley, 2013
Human Genetics and Genomics, Wiley, 2012
All of the public and the participating private institutions will now have access to these books in perpetuity.
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
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.
VIVA has solicited proposals from qualified sources regarding the Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography. Initial contract shall be for one (1) year with an option to renew for nine (9) additional one year periods.
More information including a process schedule is available at
Text of the complete RFP is available at
VIVA will be hosting 3 regional training sessions which will be held on March 12th, 13th and 14th. Members need only attend one.
Tuesday, March 12, at George Mason University - Arlington campus
Wednesday, March 13 at the University of Richmond
Thursday, March 14 at Radford University
Representatives from Springer, Elsevier, Mergent and a vendor (to be announced) for Demand Driven Acquisition of e-books will be on hand to provide “train the trainer” sessions that are for reference librarians and other user services folks, and are not designed to answer cataloging or other technical implementation questions. The sessions are scheduled to last from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm and lunch will be provided.
Details of the agenda are provided here: http://www.vivalib.org/training/training2013.html . Registration is required at least 3 days before the scheduled event and interested members can REGISTER HERE.
Members who have familiarized themselves with the product trials for the finalists of VIVA’s RFP of Demand Driven Acquisition of e-books are encouraged to take the brief EVALUATION SURVEY to be taken into consideration during the decision making process. Your feedback is valuable.
Information about the RFP is located here:
If you’d like to access the product trials, you can do so at VIVA’s secure site (same password credential used for use statistics):
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
VIVA is convening a Vendor Demonstration Day for the RFP finalists regarding Demand Driven Acquisitions of ebooks. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in the Student Commons at Virginia Commonwealth University. Finalists will be announced and an agenda will be posted later next week, but representatives from all VIVA member institutions are welcome to attend.
Because space is limited to 100 attendees and catering arrangements need to be made, registration for the event is required and now open. A link to the registration form and details are available on the event’s web page:
Currently there is enough room for each school to send 1 person, and a few schools will be able to send more than 1. If your institution wants to send more than 1 person, we may need to put some folks on a waiting list. If so, please send us a note at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate.
Please note that we will reimburse all VIVA members (public and private) for their mileage to this meeting, but we do encourage carpooling. If you need to spend the night before the meeting, be sure to get your overnight stay authorized in advance of the meeting. Info about travel is on the web (see the link from the Vendor Demo page) and talk to Liz Wright in the VIVA office if you have specific concerns or questions.
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.
There’s a new look to Oxford Reference Online as of September 19th, 2012.
Users who prefer the old interface are given an option at the top of their site to revert back to their old site, which will remain available until December 12, 2012.
Further details on the rel-launch can be found here.