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  • Investext Snapshot provides business analysis reports

    Investext Snapshot from Mergent provides reports and analysis of companies, industries, products, and markets written by analysts at investment banks and independent research firms. The reports, embargoed for an average of 14 days from production, provide insight, forecasts, and opinions. It provides access to the latest three reports on more than 40,000 publicly-traded companies and the two most current reports on 125 industries.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Scholarly Publishing Trends: A Conversation

    Title: University Libraries: Scholarly Publishing Trends: A Conversation

    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Torgersen 3080
    Led by Phillip Young
    Register Online

    Profound changes are occurring in the production, dissemination, and evaluation of research. This session invites participants to bring their experiences and questions to a conversation on issues affecting their peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and other scholarly resources, such as open access, copyright, data management, and altmetrics. The discussion will be preceded by a brief presentation outlining these trends.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: High Quality Open Educational Resources – Development, Use Cases, Adaptation, Efficacy

    Title: High Quality Open Educational Resources – Development, Use Cases, Adaptation, Efficacy

    Thursday, February 12, 2016
    2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

    Newman 207A
    Register Online

    Open Educational Resources (OER) are being utilized in at least one in five US colleges and universities, but are they high quality? Are they effective? This presentation by Nicole Finkbeiner of OpenStax College will cover the basics of OER, how the development process has evolved to ensure quality, how faculty are using OER in their courses, options for adapting OER and using OER in creative ways, and the latest empirical research on the effectiveness of OER in the classroom. Plenty of time will be reserved for questions and discussion. Ms. Finkbeiner and Virginia Tech’s Open Education Librarian, Anita Walz, are both available for further consultation. Please contactarwalz@vt.edu to request a consultation.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Is it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussions it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussion

    Title: Is it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussion

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    1:25 - 2:15 p.m.

    Newman Library Multipurpose Room
    Led by Anita Walz & Ginny Pannabecker
    Register Online

    Many of us encounter situations in teaching, writing for publication, and online postings where we wonder about our use of materials for which others hold copyrights. Join librarians from Virginia Tech University Libraries for a brief overview of guidelines to consider and an interactive tool that you can use when making a Fair Use evaluation. Discuss your experiences with others from VT regarding copyright and fair use in the classroom, in online course sites, writing for publication, or in other situations. Try out the Fair Use guidelines and online tool using examples from the group, or example case studies provided.
     

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Research Trends Discussion: What is Informatics?

    Title: Research Trends Discussion: What is Informatics?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 & Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

    Newman 207A & Online
    Led by Chreston Miller & Andi Ogier
    Register Online

    Loosely defined, informatics is the application of information science and computational methods (e.g., Computer Science) to disciplinary questions.  As an example, according to the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), bioinformatics is the application of computational methods to biological problems.  Does your discipline have such a relationship or super-discipline? What does this have to do with the Library? Join us for a discussion of informatics in all its diverse forms.


    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: The New International Movement to Standardize Rights Statements -- and How We're Participating in it at Virginia TechThe New International Movement to Standardize Rights Statements -- and How We're Participating in it at Virginia Tech

    Title: The New International Movement to Standardize Rights Statements -- and How We're Participating in it at Virginia Tech

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Newman Library Multipurpose Room
    Amanda French
    Register Online

    The new project "rightsstatements.org" is modeling itself on Creative Commons to build a technical and verbal infrastructure that will help libraries, archives, and museums standardize their rights statements and make them machine-readable, and Virginia Tech University Libraries is working to become one of the first to adopt these standards so that the scholarly and cultural content we provide for the world's benefit can be easily aggregated and used.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Research Environment Assessment and Data Landscape

    Title: Research Environment Assessment and Data Landscape

    Friday, February 19, 2016
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Torgersen 3080
    Yi Shen
    Register Online

    It will report and discuss the recent research environment assessment and data landscape study at Virginia Tech. The study investigated faculty researchers’ current practices in organizing, describing, sharing, reusing, and preserving data and the emerging needs for data services and education. The results determine the different dimensions of data-related activities, challenges, and opportunities and the changing nature of faculty demands regarding data documentation, storage, and archiving. Through further discussion of the results, we hope to identify how the libraries can better support your data needs.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Is it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussions it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussion

    Title: Is it a Fair Use? - A Hands-On Discussion

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Online
    Led by Anita Walz & Ginny Pannabecker
    Register Online

    Many of us encounter situations in teaching, writing for publication, and online postings where we wonder about our use of materials for which others hold copyrights. Join librarians from Virginia Tech University Libraries for a brief overview of guidelines to consider and an interactive tool that you can use when making a Fair Use evaluation. Discuss your experiences with others from VT regarding copyright and fair use in the classroom, in online course sites, writing for publication, or in other situations. Try out the Fair Use guidelines and online tool using examples from the group, or example case studies provided.
     

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Free Publishing Services

    Title: Free Publishing Services

    Thursday, February 18, 2016
    11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

    Torgersen 3080
    Gail McMillan
    Register Online

    This session will present a general overview of the services provided by the library to help facilitate online journal and conference proceedings publication. Emphasis will be on Open Journal and Open Conferences Systems, created by the Public Knowledge Project.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: Managing your research project with version control software

    Title: Free Publishing Services

    Thursday, February 18, 2016
    11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Torgersen 1100 & online
    Jonathan Bradley
    Register Online

    Version control software like Git has become a staple of the coding world, but many people are unaware that it can be equally useful for traditional research projects. Have you ever changed something about an article you were writing and wish you hadn’t? Ever struggle to coordinate your writing with a partner or group? Ever just want to see how your project has developed and return to some earlier state? In this session, I’ll be showing you how to get setup with Git, the basic terminology, and how to start tracking your projects so that you never lose valuable time again. This course is for beginners.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • NLI workshop: You Have a Proposal, Now What? From Writing to Monitoring Data Management Plans

    Title: You Have a Proposal, Now What? From Writing to Monitoring Data Management Plans

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Torgersen 1100 & online
    Led by Natsuko Nicholls & Andi Ogier
    Register Online

    With many funding agencies requiring that data management plans be submitted with research grant proposals, researchers are expected to make their data more accessible to and useable for others. This session explains data management best practices and help researchers understand what is required to write and how to monitor data management plans. After this session, participants will become familiar with data management best practices.

    Feb 04, 2016
  • Pidgeon Digital audiovidual presentations on trial through Feb 26

    This database is on trial through February 26, 2016. Pidgeon Digital provides audiovisual presentations on architecture and design. Please provide feedback on this trial.

    Feb 02, 2016



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