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About the Charles Brownell Collection

The April 2, 2022 program on Artistic Mansions of West Franklin Street is a continuation of a career of teaching and leadership in architectural history by Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D. Brownell, teaching in the Art History Department, headed VCU’s Architectural History Program and for 20 years organized a symposium of architecture and decorative arts. After […]

VCU Libraries enters a partnership with PLOS to cover publishing costs

VCU Libraries has just entered a partnership with PLOS, a non-profit Open Access publisher. All PLOS journals are Open Access, Plan S compliant, (initiative for full and immediate Open Access publishing supported by cOAlition S funders), and Open Data compliant. Articles are peer-reviewed. Under this new, non-APC based business model, institutions pay an annual fee […]

VCU Libraries is hosting a trial of Medici.tv

VCU Libraries is hosting a trial of Medici.tv, an online platform for streaming classical music videos through March 17. Medici.tv features a library of over 2,000 programs (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts operas ballets documentaries, artist portraits, and educational programs masterclasses In addition to the streaming collection, more than 150 live […]

VCU Libraries announces journal cancellations effective in January 2021

VCU Libraries announces journal cancellations to go into effect beginning in January 2021. This process, announced in August, included feedback from faculty and data analysis of use of materials. Restoration of funds by the university and reductions in cost for some journal packages by publishers eliminated the need for additional cancellations in the current fiscal […]

VCU Libraries election resources

Finding reputable news sources can be a challenge in the current media environment. VCU Libraries offers several databases, research guides, and other materials to help you and your students find solid information about current events. Here are two reputable sources for you to explore: HeinOnline is a collection of databases on relevant resources pertaining to […]

ClinicalKey Cancellation: Ebook access ends Oct. 20

VCU Libraries’ contract for ClinicalKey expires Oct. 20, 2020. VCU Libraries has been unable to negotiate acceptable terms with the vendor and this contract will not be renewed. Although VCU Libraries is attempting to negotiate a brief extension that aligns with the end of the fall semester, access is not guaranteed beyond Oct. 20, 2020. […]

Reminder: Faculty requests required for Kanopy

Beginning in spring semester 2020, all Kanopy film titles required a faculty request for access and approval by the VCU Libraries. Once approved, the film will be available for viewing to everyone in the VCU community. Kanopy film titles and categories remain searchable. A request form appears with each film title. Film requests must be […]

VCU Libraries invites feedback on proposed journal and database cancellations

To manage anticipated budget cuts, VCU Libraries is planning to cancel subscriptions to some journals and databases effective January 2021. At this stage in the process of selecting titles to retire, the collections department asks for feedback from the VCU academic community.   These cuts to the collection budget are due to the economic effects of […]

VCU Libraries introduces new practices to care for materials while helping keep each other safer

As always, the safety of students, staff, faculty and community members is the first priority at VCU Libraries. This includes caring for items from the library collection to make sure extra precautions are taken to promote everyone’s safety.  During the pandemic, VCU’s librarians have explored scientific studies, consulted with VCU’s Safety and Risk Management and […]

Access VCU Libraries’ physical collection while buildings remain closed: Front Door Pickup service and enhanced scanning and shipping debut July 6

Beginning July 6, VCU Libraries will provide enhanced document delivery services and pickup for materials from its physical collection. Since library buildings closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical collection has been unavailable. This new service restores access to library materials while library buildings remain closed. VCU students, faculty and staff can […]

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