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 »

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 »

Library materials available for delivery through campus mail

Through a partnership with Virginia Tech’s Mail Services, the University Libraries’ delivery service, Book Runner, now delivers library materials through campus mail. Faculty and staff with a campus address and/or department mail code may have most books and other items sent through campus mail.   To request items for delivery, find what you need in… Read more »

The Open Science Framework is now at Virginia Tech!

The Open Science Framework is now at Virginia Tech! This is cool because you, or anyone you know, will be able to see all VT-affiliated public projects on the special VT-OSF landing page.   In the future, you’ll be able to pull data from VTechData into the OSF, and maybe even push OSF data into… Read more »

Special Collections closed on Thursday, May 18, 2017

stack of special collections books

The libraries’ Special Collections will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to hold internal staff meetings.   Special Collections will reopen to the public as usual at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

LexisNexis Academic subscription ending June 30, 2017

student looking at computer and taking notes

The University Libraries will be canceling the LexisNexis Academic database after June 30, 2017.   This database has not kept up with modern interface or linking technologies, and other resources supply equivalent content that is broader in scope and easier to search and download.   We recommend these databases in place of LexisNexis: For news… Read more »

Using the University Libraries after graduation

Virginia Tech graduation cap with VT logo

First, congratulations on graduating!   Once the registrar changes your status in university systems from a current student to an alum, your access to our online resources and several services will change. Here’s what you’ll need to know:   First, be sure to return any books you have checked out. You can check My Library… Read more »