Digital Library and Archives Special Collections

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Digital Library and Archives

Special Collections

Digital Library and Archives  Works with the university community to establish new resources and services and to preserve and provide access to unique (historical) resources.

 Illustrated at http://scholar.lib.vt.edu

DLA staff  4 librarians – Jan Carlton, reference librarian – Tamara Kennelly, university archivist – Gail McMillan, director – Gerri Schaad, manuscripts curator  2 staff – Tony Atkins, programmer – Joyce Nester, library assistant – Eric Ackermann, lib. asst.--ed. leave

Electronic Journals http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals or faculty at Virginia Tech and elsewhere including MIT Press  20 active titles – Technology Education (6), Design Communication, Antiquities, Adolescent Literature (2), Hospitality Research; MIT: computer science, neurology, engineering  3 titles on the way – Pesticide Safety; Science, Technology and Human Values; Computer Science (OAS)  6 dead titles

Electronic Reserve http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ereserve  Online class materials – Reserve Desk 24/7 – ___# classes – ___# instructors

Electronic Theses/Dissertations http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses  2200 VT ETDs – Required since Jan. 1, 1997 – Library-based service • Students submit directly to library server • Programming, including Grad School needs • Users access • Archiving  Assisting (60) universities worldwide to establish similar ETD procedures

VT ImageBase http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/imagebase  1996/97: Art History course slides  1997/98-1998/99: VIVA support to digitize unique, historical, regional materials – N&W photographic archives – As requested by users  1999/2000 – Civil War (Wallace Foundation) – As requested by users – Arts Inventory?

Special Collections http://spec.lib.vt.edu

 Rare Books  Manuscript Collections  University Archives  Available to the public through the Reading Room: Monday-Friday, 10 am 4:30 pm

Rare Books at Virginia Tech  Our definition  Policies

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DLA in the ACITC  Staff – 3 librarians, programmer  Servers  Students – Digital projects: ejournals, scanning historical materials for preservation and access

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