VIVA, Virginia’s academic library consortium, has signed an agreement with KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) to provide publishing services for its Open Grant program. This partnership ensures the production of high-quality grant-supported open textbooks and other open educational resources.
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Virginia’s public academic research libraries at William & Mary, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, James Madison University, and
Article, December 13, 2021
In its ongoing efforts to design innovative and sustainable approaches to library subscription models, VIVA is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with Wiley. The 2022-2024 VIVA Wiley agreement includes Open Access publishing funds for both hybrid and fully gold journals as well as journal subscriptions.
Article, October 5, 2021
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is providing an unlimited Read-and-Publish transformative agreement with Rockefeller University Press that adds new journals to its electronic resources.
Article, January 19, 2021
Six members of the Virginia Research Libraries (VRL) recently completed contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest publisher of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly journals.
Article, November 16, 2020
In October deans from seven Virginia research libraries discussed their guiding principles ahead of upcoming, joint contract negotiations with Elsevier, a major publisher of academic journals.
Article, September 3, 2020
Public academic research library deans from across the commonwealth will speak to faculty members, staff, and librarians about issues related to bundled journal packages, including concerns with the cost, equity and sustainability of these packages.
Article, April 27, 2020
William & Mary Libraries has launched a Textbook Affordability Initiative on campus to address the rising costs of textbooks. The effort is managed by a task force of librarians, faculty, staff and students.
Article, October 25, 2019
As we work together in Virginia to forge a more sustainable, equitable approach to journal deals, the Framework is a powerful statement around which research libraries in the US and abroad can align.
Article, April 11, 2019
The following open letter has been prepared and released by the deans and directors of the seven research libraries at public doctoral institutions in Virginia.