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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Please join VIVA on January 14 from 10-11 a.m. for a general introduction to its Open Course Grant Program and a discuss...
01/13/2021
VIVA Open Course Grant Webinar

Please join VIVA on January 14 from 10-11 a.m. for a general introduction to its Open Course Grant Program and a discussion of its application process. This program will award grants from $2,000-$30,000 to assist faculty across Virginia in transitioning to course materials available at no or low cost to students. Register here: https://vivalib.libcal.com/event/7335779.

Please join VIVA for a general introduction to its Open Course Grant Program and discussion of its application process. This program will award grants from $2,000-$30,000 to assist faculty across Virginia in tr...

We are thrilled to share the VIVA Open Course Grant Project, Graduate Research Methods in Social Work. Dr. Matthew DeCar...
01/12/2021
Graduate Research Methods in Social Work Collection Resources

We are thrilled to share the VIVA Open Course Grant Project, Graduate Research Methods in Social Work. Dr. Matthew DeCarlo and his team developed a complete package of materials for graduate classes in social work. Check it out here: https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/curated-collections/6?__hub_id=1

In order to both educate social work graduate students on the importance of research in the field and to better prepare them to conduct that research, Dr. DeCarlo and his team developed a complete package of materials for graduate classes in social work. This package will include a textbook, ancilla...

The first webinar of VIVA's Antiracism Webinar Series will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm and...
01/11/2021
VIVA AntiRacism Webinar Series #1: Leadership

The first webinar of VIVA's Antiracism Webinar Series will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm and will cover the topic of Leadership with a focus on leading at all levels of the library. Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker of this session. Register here: https://vivalib.libcal.com/event/7367594.

The first webinar of VIVA's Antiracism Webinar Series will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm and will cover the topic of Leadership with a focus on leading at all levels of the libra...

As this challenging year comes to a close, we send our deep appreciation to all those we've worked with over this last y...
12/17/2020

As this challenging year comes to a close, we send our deep appreciation to all those we've worked with over this last year and to our member libraries for the work they do to support higher education. We look forward to what the new year may offer.

Please join VIVA on December 16, 2020, from 1-2 p.m. for a general introduction to its Open Course Grant Program and a d...
12/15/2020

Please join VIVA on December 16, 2020, from 1-2 p.m. for a general introduction to its Open Course Grant Program and a discussion of its application process. This program will award grants from $2,000-$30,000 to assist faculty across Virginia in transitioning to course materials available at no or low cost to students. Register here: https://vivalib.libcal.com/event/7335764

We are excited to announce that our Request for Proposals for the next round of VIVA Open Course Grants (formerly Course...
12/11/2020

We are excited to announce that our Request for Proposals for the next round of VIVA Open Course Grants (formerly Course Redesign Grants) is officially open! Applications are due February 23, 2021, and award notification will take place on May 14, 2020. Learn more here: https://vivalib.org/c.php?g=836990&p=6425615.

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and ...
12/10/2020

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and remote education at the public institutions, VIVA is acquiring the SAGE Counseling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Nursing Video Collections for all public institutions. Discounts are available for the private institutions for these collections. Access is scheduled to start on January 1st!

How did Virginia libraries adapt and respond to the unprecedented challenges they faced this year as a result of the COV...
12/09/2020

How did Virginia libraries adapt and respond to the unprecedented challenges they faced this year as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Find out through our Member Spotlights: Transformation through Pandemic pages: https://vivalib.org/outreach/committee/featured-members

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and ...
12/03/2020

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and remote education at the public institutions, VIVA is acquiring the Docuseek2 Essential Collection for all public institutions with three years of access. Discounts are available for the private institutions for these collections in a variety of licensing options. Access is scheduled to start on January 1st!

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and ...
11/30/2020

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the Governor for streaming media content to support online and remote education, VIVA is acquiring Academic Video Online (AVON) for the public institutions with discounts available for the private institutions. Access is scheduled to start on December 1st.

VIVA is thrilled to share the VIVA Open Grant project, Introduction to Petrology. Dr. Liu, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, and th...
10/27/2020

VIVA is thrilled to share the VIVA Open Grant project, Introduction to Petrology. Dr. Liu, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, and their team created an interactive microscopy textbook for use in geoscience courses, including petrology. View this OER here: https://viva.pressbooks.pub/petrology/.

We are thrilled to share, "American Literature: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War." This OE...
10/20/2020
An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War

We are thrilled to share, "American Literature: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War." This OER, spearheaded by colleagues at Virginia Western Community College, curates existing public domain early American literature into an OER and replaces an anthology required for more than 400 students of an introductory English class each year. Access the OER here: https://vivaopen.oercommons.org/courses/an-anthology-of-texts-from-early-america-through-the-civil-war?__hub_id=1

This book is the result of students who have endeavored, over the semesters, to follow links to the public domain locations of the texts I assigned in the Survey of American Literature I course. The ease with which works in the public domain can be digitally accessed has enabled this book exist. In....

A friendly reminder from our colleagues at McConnell Library at Radford University that today is the deadline for VIVA O...
10/19/2020

A friendly reminder from our colleagues at McConnell Library at Radford University that today is the deadline for VIVA Open Adopt Grants: https://vivalib.org/open/grants/adopt.

Happy Open Access Week! #RadfordU Faculty, VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia's Open Adopt Grant Applications are due today. "These grants encourage the use of open and affordable course content...by providing funding for instructors to adopt, adapt, and create no- or low- course content for students. https://vivalib.org/va/open/grants/adopt

10/14/2020
Library Takeout

Duke University Libraries created this fun and informative video to explain the Library Takeout service. Enjoy!

Although our stacks will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester for safety purposes, you can still get books and other materials by using our Library Takeout S...

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

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