VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is the consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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The final webinar about VIVA Open Adopt grants before the grant application deadline will be held Monday, October 5 at 9...
10/02/2020

The final webinar about VIVA Open Adopt grants before the grant application deadline will be held Monday, October 5 at 9:30 am. Registration is here: vivalib.libcal.com/event/6916979. Please join us to learn more.

VIVA Open Adopt Grants award $2,000 to individual instructors to support integrating existing open or no-cost materials ...
09/24/2020

VIVA Open Adopt Grants award $2,000 to individual instructors to support integrating existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus, and to ensure that the results of those efforts are widely available to Virginia educators. Applications are due on October 19, 2020. Learn more here: https://vivalib.org/va/open/grants/adopt

Registration is open for this year's virtual VIVA Users' Group Meeting, on October 16, 2020. This year’s program theme i...
09/17/2020

Registration is open for this year's virtual VIVA Users' Group Meeting, on October 16, 2020. This year’s program theme is VIVA Libraries: Prioritizing Communities in Crisis. The full schedule and presenter information can be found here: https://vivalib.org/events/users-group-2020. Please join us!

$12.5 million in grants to expand the OpenStax library marks the largest investment in open educational resources to dat...
09/11/2020
OpenStax to vastly expand open education library with support from national foundations

$12.5 million in grants to expand the OpenStax library marks the largest investment in open educational resources to date.

HOUSTON – (Sep. 10, 2020) – OpenStax, Rice University’s educational technology initiative, is vastly expanding its library of free textbooks, working toward a goal of ensuring that no student ever has to worry about textbook costs again. This work is possible as a result of new grants totaling...

Please join us for the Open and Affordable Course Content Forum on September 25, 2020.
09/09/2020

Please join us for the Open and Affordable Course Content Forum on September 25, 2020.

Registration is open for VIVA's Open & Affordable Course Content Forum. This year's theme is OER in Virginia: Creating a Caring Community. Dr. Amy Collier will provide the keynote. Details and the registration link are available here: https://vivalib.org/c.php?g=836990&p=6257515

Unsub Gives Libraries Powerful Evidence to Walk Away from Big Deals - SPARC
09/03/2020
Unsub Gives Libraries Powerful Evidence to Walk Away from Big Deals - SPARC

Unsub Gives Libraries Powerful Evidence to Walk Away from Big Deals - SPARC

Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem are working non-stop to accelerate the pace of the open science revolution. The pair co-founded the non-profit organization Our Research, which recently developed and debuted Unsub, a data dashboard and forecast...

Registration is open for VIVA's Open & Affordable Course Content Forum. This year's theme is OER in Virginia: Creating a...
08/25/2020

Registration is open for VIVA's Open & Affordable Course Content Forum. This year's theme is OER in Virginia: Creating a Caring Community. Dr. Amy Collier will provide the keynote. Details and the registration link are available here: https://vivalib.org/c.php?g=836990&p=6257515

Announcing VIVA Open Adopt Grants! $2,000 awards for instructors adopting a pre-existing open educational resource. Appl...
08/11/2020

Announcing VIVA Open Adopt Grants! $2,000 awards for instructors adopting a pre-existing open educational resource. Applications are due on October 19, 2020.

More information, including the RFP, application, and registration for informational webinars can be found at https://vivalib.org/va/open/grants/adopt.

07/28/2020

Our first Course Mapping Faculty OER Review Sprint is underway. Six faculty from institutions across Virginia are reviewing resources aligned to VCCS Transfer Courses in biology. We are grateful for their expertise!

It's wonderful to see the contributions of several Virginia faculty and librarians in this new openly licensed publicati...
07/14/2020
Open Pedagogy Approaches

It's wonderful to see the contributions of several Virginia faculty and librarians in this new openly licensed publication: Open Pedagogy Approaches. Please check it out here: https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/courses/open-pedagogy-approaches

Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations offers a diverse compilation of OER and open pedagogy (OP) projects grounded in faculty, library, and student collaborations. Open Pedagogy Approaches provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiration for educators willing to explo...

We are thrilled to announce the completion of the Python Jubilee Project. This VIVA Course Redesign Grant Project adapte...
05/27/2020
Python Jubilee Project

We are thrilled to announce the completion of the Python Jubilee Project. This VIVA Course Redesign Grant Project adapted various available OER into a single resource for an introductory Python programming course. Dr. Daniel Showalter, Eastern Mennonite University, arranged the materials into weekly course modules that can be accessed by enrolled students. The completed project and course syllabi can be found here:
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/curated-collections/54?__hub_id=1

The Python Jubilee Project adapted various available OER into a single resource for an introductory course in programming in Python. Dr. Showalter arranged the materials into weekly course modules that can be accessed and completed by enrolled students.

Looking for resources to support libraries during COVID-19? VIVA is maintaining lists of vendor and openly licensed reso...
05/06/2020

Looking for resources to support libraries during COVID-19? VIVA is maintaining lists of vendor and openly licensed resources, as well as resources to assist with resource sharing, teleworking, and reopening of libraries. Check it out here: http://vivalib.org/va/covid19

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research Library Copyright Experts from across the country have joi...
03/13/2020
Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Library Copyright Experts from across the country have joined together to provide resources for higher education, including college, research, community college, and special libraries.

They will also host virtual office hours beginning Friday March 13th at 8 AM ET to answer copyright questions that are arising as schools are making the rapid shift to online courses.

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/v6dvmcb for more information on copyright and fair use and how this applies to rapidly moving courses and offering assistance online

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/wf9gzu6 for information on how and when to access expert advice through the Virtual Copyright Office. Office hours will begin Friday March 13th at 8 AM ET and are scheduled to run evenings and weekends.

Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research Share this page: https://tinyurl.com/v6dvmcb Library Copyright Experts have joined together to provide these resources for higher education, including college, research, community college, and special libraries: Statement on Fair Us...

Dr. Melissa Wells is a Fall 2019 VIVA Course Redesign Grant recipient. Congratulations, and we look forward to your work...
03/04/2020
Professor Wins Grant to Pen Open Education Textbook - News

Dr. Melissa Wells is a Fall 2019 VIVA Course Redesign Grant recipient. Congratulations, and we look forward to your work!

It’s a dilemma faced by many students on financial aid. Funds often don’t hit accounts until a few weeks into the semester, so students can’t purchase textbooks, and they risk falling behind. Melissa Wells, an assistant professor in UMW’s College of Education (COE), knows this scenario all t...

The Fall 2019 Course Redesign Grant recipients kicked off their projects today at VCU James Branch Cabell Library. VIVA ...
02/21/2020

The Fall 2019 Course Redesign Grant recipients kicked off their projects today at VCU James Branch Cabell Library. VIVA enjoyed getting to know the faculty behind the projects. Learn more about these impressive projects here: https://vivalib.org/c.php?g=836990&p=7203031

Congrats to John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), ...
01/25/2020
John E. Ulmschneider Named 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Congrats to John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), for being named the 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Not only has John accomplished exceptional work at VCU, but he has been the voice of
VIVA to Virginia state government for decades. A much-deserved award, indeed.

John E. Ulmschneider, dean of libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), is the 2020 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a s

As 2019 closes, VIVA is reflecting on our accomplishments. Some highlights include the Sustainable Journal Pricing Initi...
12/17/2019

As 2019 closes, VIVA is reflecting on our accomplishments. Some highlights include the Sustainable Journal Pricing Initiative, the VIVA Wiley OA Agreement, the Course Redesign Grant Program, the launch of the Faculty Portal and VIVA Open, and hosting three successful forums with outstanding keynote and local speakers. None of this could have been accomplished without the hard and dedicated work of our members. Thank you!

The next round of VIVA Course Redesign Grants is now open! The RFP and Application can be found here: vivalib.org/course...
12/13/2019

The next round of VIVA Course Redesign Grants is now open!

The RFP and Application can be found here: vivalib.org/courseredesign.

Applications due on February 28, 2020.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the VIVA User's Group Meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m, 6th floor Sl...
10/22/2019

We are looking forward to seeing you at the
VIVA User's Group Meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m, 6th floor Slover Library, Norfolk, VA.

We are pleased to announce, like last year, those not attending the VLA Annual Conference may come to the VIVA Users Gro...
10/07/2019

We are pleased to announce, like last year, those not attending the VLA Annual Conference may come to the VIVA Users Group meeting for free, compliments of VIVA. If you wish to *only* attend the VIVA Users’ Group meeting at the VLA conference, choose the VIVA-ONLY registration option on the conference registration page, at https://vla.memberclicks.net/vla-annual-conference.

There have been approximately 263 confirmed OpenStax adoptions in 2019 across a wide range of institutions in Virginia. ...
10/03/2019

There have been approximately 263 confirmed OpenStax adoptions in 2019 across a wide range of institutions in Virginia. It is so great to see Virginia higher education institutions making such an impact on student savings.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

Tomorrow VIVA will celebrate a silver anniversary. Thanks to all who have made these last 25 years so memorable.
09/18/2019

Tomorrow VIVA will celebrate a silver anniversary. Thanks to all who have made these last 25 years so memorable.

Learn more about VIVA's Course Redesign Grants at vivalib.org/courseredesign!
08/22/2019

Learn more about VIVA's Course Redesign Grants at vivalib.org/courseredesign!

VIVA is thrilled to announce the launch of VIVA Open, an OER Commons hosted website. VIVA Open will serve as a repositor...
08/19/2019

VIVA is thrilled to announce the launch of VIVA Open, an OER Commons hosted website. VIVA Open will serve as a repository for Course Redesign Grant Projects, provide a listing of curated OER, and facilitate collaboration. Future projects include developing a course mapping hub. To get you started, please join the VIVA Open OER Champions group and share your favorite OER.
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/
https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/groups/oer-champions/15/

Excited to share! VIVA and Wiley are piloting an innovative new model that expands open access to Virginia authors at pa...
08/07/2019

Excited to share! VIVA and Wiley are piloting an innovative new model that expands open access to Virginia authors at participating institutions! vivalib.org/wileyagreement

VIVA is celebrating a silver anniversary! On July 29, 1994 @vivalibraries held its first Steering Committee meeting. #Mo...
07/29/2019

VIVA is celebrating a silver anniversary! On July 29, 1994 @vivalibraries held its first Steering Committee meeting. #MondayMemories

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia's cover photo
07/17/2019

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia's cover photo

Thanks to the 2019 VIVA ILL Community Forum Planning Committee, all the presenters, and all those who attended. Please s...
07/16/2019

Thanks to the 2019 VIVA ILL Community Forum Planning Committee, all the presenters, and all those who attended. Please send your feedback via the ILL Forum evaluation survey so that we can continue to provide meaningful and relevant events. #vivaill2019

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