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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Suffrage Centennial: VCU Libraries offers resources to explore online

August 26, 2020 will mark the centenary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in state and federal elections in the United States. As the nation celebrates this expansion of suffrage, VCU Libraries is sharing items from its collections of women’s history materials held in Special Collections and Archives and additional […]

Digital Theatre+: Contemporary theater performance video

Find It  VCU Libraries has a subscription to Digital Theatre+, a platform for the performing arts providing students with access to full-length productions, interviews, texts, rehearsals and other educational resources. Digital Theatre+ features productions from The Broadway Digital Archive, The Royal Shakespeare Company, LA Theatre Works, The BBC, Stage Russia and many more. In addition to […]

World Politics Review

Find It World Politics Review (WPR) provides analysis of international political trends and comprehensive, detailed and global perspectives. It covers topics of key relevance including foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.  Subjects covered: Aid and Development International Law Political Theory Public Diplomacy and Propaganda Human Rights and War and Conflict WPR provides daily political analyses […]

Oral histories of civil rights committee reveal students’ beliefs, fears and activism

Find It Newly available from Special Collections and Archives are nine oral histories about VCU students in the Civil Rights movement. Video files of the interview are available online. The Virginia Student Civil Rights Committee (VSCRC) was a short-lived, integrated civil rights organization, whose membership included students from colleges across Virginia. In 2015 and 2016, nine members of the […]

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