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December 10, 2020

Virginia Tech University. Grant awarded to University Libraries to study curation of interdisciplinary data and collaborative research. University Libraries in collaboration with libraries at Indiana University and the University of Colorado Boulder have been awarded a 2-year, $378,046 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant under the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. Together these university libraries will address the challenge of curating data produced during interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

Virginia Tech University. Tyler Walters elected to Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors. University Libraries at Virginia Tech Dean Tyler Walters was elected to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2020-21 Board of Directors during its Fall 2020 Association Meeting. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2020

Virginia Tech University. Virginia research libraries to host virtual forum in advance of Elsevier negotiations. Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly publisher. Working as a group, they will be discussing the unsustainable cost of accessing Elsevier's academic journals and options to make their public universities' research more accessible to the public that paid for it. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2019

Virginia Tech University. VTechWorks provides global access to Virginia Tech scholarship. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 13, 2019

Virginia Tech University. Tyler Walters leads merger to strengthen collaboration in creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2019

Virginia Tech University. Virginia Tech Publishing launches first peer-reviewed book under its own imprint. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 12, 2018

Virginia Tech University. Effective ePortfolios reach beyond the classroom toward career success. 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. [Full Announcement].