Digital exhibits fuel learning beyond campus

Online course and collection exhibits make teaching and learning resources shareable worldwide, turning historical and academic achievements into evergreen digital content. In the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, digitizing educational materials offers learning engagement outside of the classroom to anyone connected to the internet.   “The Active Learning Curation Program is a showcase of innovative… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the University Libraries

A display of books, the one in focus is about Nikki Giovanni

  To celebrate Women’s History Month this March, the University Libraries are providing a number of displays, exhibits, and events for the Virginia Tech community. The University Libraries, Women’s Center, Holtzman Alumni Center, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association are all playing a part to celebrate women through the ages, including their contributions to architecture, literature,… Read more »

Local, International, and Course Exhibits for Learning Immersion

Student flipping through papers attached to the "Piercing the Veil" course exhibit

  Virginia Tech’s University Libraries welcome 6 upcoming exhibits to be housed in Newman Library throughout the spring 2018 semester into July. While some of these installations travel worldwide, some are part of the Course Exhibit Initiative to bring coursework into the public eye and share learning experiences.   • Women’s History Month, March 1 –… Read more »

Capturing the Natural World

  The University Libraries’ Special Collections is proud to host Flora Virginica until March 16. In partnership with Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium, this display brings together the comprehensive history and imagery of Virginian botany to celebrate the Herbarium’s ongoing research and updated compendium. We would like to give a warm thanks to the Flora of… Read more »

HathiTrust: Ebooks for Everyone Part 5

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 4 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   HathiTrust is a partnership of 120 major research institutions and… Read more »

Agricultural and Historical Collections: Ebooks for Everyone Part 4

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 4 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Ebook collections come from a variety of publishers and cover… Read more »

Ereaders and Devices: Ebooks for Everyone Part 3

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 3 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Did you know that ebooks from the University Libraries can… Read more »

Digital Rights Management: Ebooks for Everyone Part 2

Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 2 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   Just as print books come in various editions, printings, and… Read more »

One Million Ebooks and Counting: Ebooks For Everyone Part 1

  Researchers now have access to over one million ebooks from the University Libraries. Ebooks are an amazing resource that are available to the entire Virginia Tech community. To celebrate this landmark achievement, here is Part 1 of a new series titled “Ebooks for Everyone.”   While the University Libraries may physically change to meet… Read more »

Streaming Videos Provide Something for Everyone

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech offer far more than books on shelves.   Faculty and students have free and easy access to over 100,000 streaming videos. No matter the genre — documentaries, instructional, foreign films, classics, animated, kids films, historical footage, and more — there is a streaming media database for a variety of… Read more »