Published quarterly by the AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY, JARS brings in depth information on this fascinating genus. Virginia Tech Libraries is proud to serve as the archive for back issues of this publication. This archive has over 2,000 articles and may be the largest collection of rhododendron information on the planet.
Check out the journal: https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/
The Virginia Libraries Editorial board presents the first completed volume (Vol. 62) under its new publishing format, in which articles are published individually as they become ready for distribution. A common thread across the volume’s articles is the resourceful use of technology, from the well established (online professional development delivery) to the cutting edge (proximity beacons for tours). A literature review of learning management systems focuses in on student and faculty expectations and perceptions of library integrations with an LMS. A case study reports on using LibGuides as a library website platform. Old and new technologies are featured in a column on materials lent by libraries today. Complementing the technology theme with a turn towards the social, two essay / commentary articles celebrate the community of library and information professionals in Virginia.
Check out the journal: https://ejournals.lib.vt.edu/valib/index
Philologia is an undergraduate research journal housed and operated at Virginia Tech and open to submissions from any ACC university. The publication features research from any subject that falls under liberal arts and human sciences subject matter, and features a few creative pieces as well. We publish articles from undergraduate students focusing on many different subjects, speaking to the versatility and importance of liberal arts and humanities research.
Check out the journal: https://philologiavt.org/
Volume Seven expands the scope of the Review in exciting new directions. This marks the first year that the Review will include historiographic articles in addition to pieces of original research. This represents an exciting opportunity to help undergraduates engage in and write about historical conversations. We have also included the winners of the Department’s awards for Best Paper and Best Digital History Project.
Check out the journal: https://vtuhr.org
The Research Monograph Series (RMS) is a scholarly publication initiated in 2017 and first published in 2018. The RMS, sponsored by the Research and Scholarship (R&S) Committee of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE), is a unique academic platform designed to support the publication efforts of emerging scholars across the complete spectrum of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education disciplines. As such, the RMS is devoted to encouraging contributions from new and talented scholars from any STEM education discipline as an avenue for assisting in their development of scholastic abilities and a presence within the global discourse surrounding STEM education.
Organized, authored, and edited over the course of five months by a class of eighteen Virginia Tech undergraduate students, Welcome to the Beatles represents their collective contribution to the larger scholarship on the most important band in rock history. The chapters of this book build upon the Lewisohn narrative and take into account the recurring issues in Beatles historiography. The authors of these chapters are largely removed from the Beatles; they have the advantage of being generations apart from the band and can reexamine them without any first-hand experience with the Fab Four.
Download or buy your copy here: https://doi.org/10.21061/vt-history.beatles
This presentation introduces attendees to Virginia Tech’s new open textbook “Fundamentals of Business,” the process of adapting an existing openly licensed text, helpful tools developed or discovered since, and lessons learned — including the University Libraries’ evolving processes for supporting faculty authoring of openly licensed textbooks and other learning resources.
Get the download from VTech Works: https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/77894
We hope you’ll be able to swing by the Athenaeum, anytime 9am-5pm today (Tuesday, May 8) to join us for our Transcribe-a-Thon focused on Ed Gitre’s “The American Soldier in World War II” project.
A couple of final notes about todays’s events
Account and Site: you may activate a Zooniverse account in advance and contribute at any time!
Program schedule (we will go live online 5 mins. before each. Please do mute your audio [so we are not inundated with sound] and disable video if you prefer not to be seen):
• 11:30am EDT: Project Introduction, Prof. Ed Gitre
• 12:15pm EDT: Selected Survey Readings, Jennifer Nardine & Christopher Miller
• 1:00pm EDT: WWII-era music, Ted Alt, saxophone
◦ setlist: Summertime, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Over the Rainbow, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Link for online connection
If you are coming to Athenaeum in-person, we can’t wait to welcome you! We will have laptops available for your use (or bring your own, if you prefer). We find that transcription tends to be a very social activity, so bring a friend (or several) and a picnic lunch!
Finally, stickers! Transcription tallies on May 8th and reported to us by 11:59pm (screen grab of contributions made) garner ranking stickers (final designs attached):
- 3rd class: 10
- 2nd class: 20
- 1st class: 30
- General: 50