Newly released! The Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students by Andrew Binks. This is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of common cardiovascular diseases, disorders, & pathologies.
Learn more! 👉 doi.org/10.21061/cardiovascularpathophysiology
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How do high-cost course materials impact students? For this , sharing a response from a Highlander to the Fall 2021 VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia survey on the impact of course material costs on educational equity among Virginia students. https://vivalib.org/va/open/survey
Newly released! Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students by Renee LeClair is the first in a series of five preclinical medical education open textbooks. 🧬
This book is a collaboration between Virginia Tech Publishing and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Learn more 👉 blogs.lt.vt.edu/openvt/2021/12/06/announcing-new-open-textbook-cell-biology-genetics-and-biochemistry-for-pre-clinical-students-by-renee-leclair
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We're pleased to announce a new agreement with VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia.
Researchers from participating institutions will be able to read all Wiley journals and publish open access in gold and hybrid journals.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3FtdkFn
"Importantly, this agreement guarantees all students, graduate students, and doctoral and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia member institutions have access to all articles published in JCB, JEM, and JGP, and thanks to VIVA’s support, the ability to publish cost-free in the journals.”- The Rockefeller University Press Executive Director Susan King.
Learn how researchers in Virginia can benefit:
Virginia’s academic library consortium, VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia, and Rockefeller University Press (RUP) have entered into a Read-and-Publish Agreement. This agreement is the first of its kind for RUP in the United States and represents an important milestone in its transition to being fully Open Access. It offers a sustainable framework and provides 100% coverage of OA research article publication fees for authors at eligible VIVA member institutions. Learn more:
Free books, anyone? New VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia funding will enable a team of CNU Math Department professors to redesign materials for a statistics course, helping over 1,000 students save money: https://bit.ly/30qEQCb
Melissa Wells, an assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington College of Education, can officially start designing an Open Education Resources (OER) textbook - thanks to a $10,000 grant by VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia.📚
“It allows them to work around the limited funding in schools to get the resources they need," said Wells.
Learn more about the grant. ⬇️
Anne C. Osterman, director of VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) OER Summit, held Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. Sixty-two higher education institutions across the commonwealth were represented at the summit, which was co-hosted by Penn State and Affordable Learning Pennsylvania.
“OER (open educational resources) is about more than student savings — it is about student success and lifelong learning. It is about faculty empowerment and increased student engagement. It is about equity and diversity. … This is an opportunity for collaboration across the institution, from faculty to instructional designers to librarians to assessment professionals.”