Perma.cc Preserves Both Web Pages and Citation Integrity

Citing web pages just got a lot easier.   The University Libraries are now a registrar for Perma.cc, a service that provides web page archiving for research purposes. As its official website states, “Websites change, go away, and get taken down. When linked citations lead to broken, blank, altered, or even malicious pages, that’s called… Read more »

Fusion Studio Team Wins Big at ICAT

Collaboration and innovation takes place daily in Room 2038 of Newman Library.   The Fusion Studio provides a unique space for undergraduate groups working on long-term interdisciplinary projects. One of these groups, Octivs, received two awards at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) Creativity and Innovation Day on May 1, 2017.   Octivs’… 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 »

Spaces Changing at the University Libraries

Libraries all over the world are adapting to changes in research and educational practices by shifting into highly collaborative and technological destinations. The University Libraries continue to lead the way by changing our spaces and resources to meet the needs that have emerged across campus.   As part of Virginia Tech’s Creativity and Innovation District,… Read more »

The Heizer Collection Highlights Courtship During the Civil War

Heizer Collection Letter

The Special Collections department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech announces the addition of the James Heizer Collection to its already strong holdings in the American Civil War. The collection of 146 letters between Confederate soldier James Heizer and his on-again-off-again fiancee, Phoebe, provides a personal view of courtship during wartime. This exciting addition… Read more »