August 19, 2019
(Virginia Tech University) VTechWorks, Virginia Tech’s repository of faculty, staff, and student scholarship and related publications turns nine years old. Faculty, students, researchers, and interested citizens from all over the world download more than 3,700 items a day from VTechWorks, housed by the University Libraries.
August 13, 2019
(Virginia Tech University) University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters believes in building the information infrastructure and services needed for research in the 21st century. Throughout his professional career, he has served on working groups, organization boards, and committees dedicated to promoting and creating open technologies, and making research, data, and scholarly activities available to the public. His latest endeavor, leading the merger of international nonprofits DuraSpace and LYRASIS, continues his professional influence in the areas of open data, open source software, and open scholarship to benefit future advances in the sciences and humanities.
June 10, 2019
(Virginia Tech University) Virginia Tech’s scholarly publishing hub housed in the University Libraries, recently launched “Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History,” the first peer-reviewed book to be released solely under the Virginia Tech Publishing imprint.
November 12, 2018
(Virginia Tech University) Digital portfolios, also known as ePortfolios, are commonly used for showcasing work to be assessed by a professor for a specific class. According to published research by University Libraries Instructional Design and Training Manager Miguel Nino, academic institutions need to transform their assessment digital portfolio programs into ePortfolios that can be used for their students’ career readiness and employment.