University Libraries-led Team wins $95k IMLS Grant

A team led by Nathan Hall, Associate Director of Digital Imaging and Preservation Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant in support of 3D visualization and virtual reality (VR) technologies.   The $95,024 grant will allow for a series of three national forums… Read more »

Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants Support Innovation, Access, and Learning

Virginia Tech University Libraries welcome submissions for 2017/2018 Open Education Initiative Faculty Grants. This is the second year for the program, which utilizes grant funding and a curated network of project support representatives to encourage faculty use, creation, and adaption of openly-licensed information resources to support student learning.   Four winning projects will receive up… Read more »

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: 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 »