Category results for: Digital collections

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 […]

New Resources Acquired in FY 2020

VCU Libraries continuously improves its collection with strategic choices designed to meet the diverse needs of the VCU academic community. New acquisitions for 2019-20 include these.  Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: This digital edition of one of the world’s preeminent collections for African-American studies contains more than 12,000 printed works, including books, pamphlets and broadsides, providing researchers […]

STEM partnership provides 21 local high schools with free access to science video resource

After upgrading its subscription to JoVE, a science video resource, VCU Libraries had an opportunity to participate in JoVE’s College Ready STEM Partnership program, where select local area high schools are offered free access to JoVE Unlimited for as long as VCU Libraries continues to renew its subscription. Access was set up for 21 high […]

Digital Collections moves to a new software platform

VCU Libraries’ Digital Collections are now housed on a new platfom. After nearly 15 years using one software, the libraries is now using Islandora. Check it out at digital.library.vcu.edu. After: digital collections in Islandora Why Islandora? Islandora is emerging as an industry standard for digital library repositories. It is open-source software that supports modern library technologies and new and […]

Social Welfare projects and partners grow in 2018-19

The Social Welfare History Project continues to serve the public as both an educational resource and a portal for reference questions related to the site’s materials.  More than 1.5 million visits to the project were recorded, most of which occurred during the school year. Undergraduates, public school students and researchers accessed hundreds of different articles. The […]