University Libraries dean Tyler Walters presents at global workshop about national-level access to research data

  Representatives of the 38 member countries of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a global workshop in Paris, France to review and update its 2006 guidelines on national-level access to research data, Recommendation of the Council concerning Access to Research Data from Public Funding and OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data… Read more »

Students and faculty learn how to discover, envision, and invent in University Libraries Studios

3D Design Studio; a young boy looks in awe at the 3D printers

  During a recent open house in the Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Newman Library, faculty, students, and community members were introduced to opportunities to discover, envision, and invent in the studio network. The technologies and creative spaces available in the 3D Design Studio, Fusion Studio, Media Design Studio, Data Visualization Studio, Virtual Environment Studio, and Data… Read more »

Claim Your Voice: Creative Writing & the University Libraries

Photo of a small stack of books, paper excerpt of a book draft, and a red pen next to an open laptop with the digital copy of the draft displayed onscreen; these items are in a library and are surrounded by book stacks

As National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) came to a head, novelists everywhere were either in manic mode (“This story practically wrote itself!”) or panic mode (“Writer’s block has impeded my craft and decimated my future!”). But fear not, creatives! November, as we all know, is busy, but there are still 335 other days you can… 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 »

Open Doors for Research, Learning, and Creativity: the Second Iteration of DAGSS

Dr. Lorena Barba

On October 26 and 27, the University Libraries and Pamplin College of Business will team up with the College of Engineering for the second iteration of the Destination Areas Global Speaker Series (DAGSS). The speakers in these events are invited to campus to inspire faculty researchers in Virginia Tech’s Destination Areas to approach challenging topics… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Undergraduates: reserve your spot for the Advanced Research Skills program!

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The Advanced Research Skills program will introduce you to undergraduate research and opportunities available on campus. You’ll practice high-level research skills, such as managing data, using citation managers, and giving poster presentations, that will prepare you for undergraduate research. You can expect to gain confidence in your research skills as well as an understanding of… Read more »