ACRL launches Diversity Alliance with Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa

ACRL Diversity Alliance logo

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced the launch of its Diversity Alliance program on Tuesday, October 11. The program grew from an initiative led by libraries at founding members: Virginia Tech, American University, West Virginia University, and the University of Iowa.   The announcement released by ACRL stated, “The ACRL Diversity Alliance… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week at Virginia Tech set for Oct. 24-30

Members of the university gather during Open Access Week to discuss its implications

At universities around the world, faculty, staff, and students require access to journals, databases, and datasets to produce research. Currently, this access often comes at a hefty price to university libraries — a price that many cannot afford.   Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30, is an international celebration of the benefits of open access. Virginia… Read more »

VT News: Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data

Researchers in need of space to store, preserve, and share data have a new option available: VTechData, Virginia Tech’s new data repository. At some point in their careers, researchers need a place to securely store their data, whether they have to comply with funding requirements or want a sustainable place to share their data in… Read more »

VT News: Virginia Tech researchers earn grant to study big data sharing and reuse

Every moment data is created. When a member of the Flint Water Study team tests and records results from a drop of water. When a student steps into Goodwin Hall, activating sensors to track usability and traffic patterns. But data, especially big data that has to be analyzed computationally, sometimes creates as many questions as… Read more »

VT News: Open Access Week speaker will talk about scholarly communication in an era of big data

Researchers face many obstacles when utilizing large data sets and computational research in their findings, including how to provide access to data and software used to create published results, and what metadata and tools should accompany digital published research.   Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the… Read more »

VT News: Women’s architecture organizations bring international congress to Washington and Blacksburg

In an unprecedented collaboration, the International Archive of Women in Architecture, a joint program of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries, will host the 18th Congress of The International Union of Women Architects, known as UIFA, July 26 – 31. The congress… Read more »

VT News: Virginia Tech to host humanities and technology camp

Virginia Tech will host THATCamp Virginia 2015, an “unconference” exploring the intersection of humanities and technology. The event, held April 10-11 on campus in Blacksburg, will feature informal sessions for discussion, collaboration, and development of technology skills. Registration for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is open through March 15, with spaces available for 100… Read more »