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Call for Submissions! - August 1, 2016 Deadline


Virginia Libraries journal is seeking articles for publication in the 2016 annual issue, due to be published on an item by item basis between October - December, 2016.

Deadline for submissions is August 1st.

Article types are described in Section Policies.

Queries are welcome! For questions or more information, contact the Editorial Board at:

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Posted: 2016-06-06 More...

Virginia Libraries - Format and Platform updates


Virginia Libraries has switched to Open Journal Systems for publishing its content.

The format of the journal has also changed to some extent. The journal now includes both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles types. You can see all article submission types in the Section Policies area.

Posted: 2016-06-06
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Vol 61, No 1 (2015): VALib v61n1

Table of Contents


Complete Issue
Table of Contents
New Directions for Virginia Libraries
Front Cover
From the Editors
MOOCs and Libraries: Many Hats, Many Questions
Just How Open? Evaluating the "Openness of Course Materials in Massive Open Online Courses"
Gene R. Springs
The Impact of Open Access on Collection Management
Adelia Grabowsky
Open and Editable: Exploring Library Engagement in Open Educational Resource Adoption, Adaption and Authoring
Anita R. Walz
Predatory Publishing: How Not To Fall Prey
Craig Arthur
Contextualizing Copyright: Fostering Students' Understanding of Their Rights and Responsibilities as Content Creators
Molly Keener