Virginia Tech Libraries: Strategic Directions

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Virginia Tech Libraries: Strategic Directions

  1. 1. Virginia Tech Libraries: Strategic Directions Tyler Walters Dean, University Libraries1
  2. 2. VT’s Mission is our Mission…• Discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission…• University creates, conveys, and applies knowledge…Why?• expand personal growth and opportunity,• advance social and community development,• foster economic competitiveness,• improve quality of life
  3. 3. The Libraries are integral to the lifecycle of information Promote Create & & re-use produceManage & Disseminatepreserve Process Use, Product integrate
  4. 4. Research Library as Table: The Four Legs Library programs center on:• Teaching, Learning & Literacies• Learning Spaces• Collections Access• Research and Curation
  5. 5. WHAT DO STUDENTS PRODUCE TODAY? HOW DO STUDENTS GAIN THESE SKILLS? WHAT SPACES ,TOOLS, TRAINING DO THEY NEED?•Developing websites• Editing videos• Painting, drawing, sketching• Constructing 3D models• Coding algorithms Complex &• Writing business plans diverse range of• Presenting survey findings assignments• Manipulating data courtesy of Brian Mathews
  6. 6. PROBLEM- SERVICE BASED LEARNING LEARNINGDIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY BEYOND INFORMATION LITERACY LITERACY LITERACY VISUAL SCHOLARLY LITERACY COMMUNICATION CULTURAL DATA LITERACY & LITERACY MANAGEMENT GLOBAL CRITICAL CITIZENSHIP THINKING courtesy of Brian Mathews
  7. 7. Learning SpacesInformation services in a mixed environment: • Writing Center • Communications Lab • Media production studio… and more
  8. 8. Study Zones
  9. 9. Group Study Zones &Media Production Studios
  10. 10. Presentation Zones
  11. 11. Getting You Information:Collections AccessMove to electronic…• Shared collections• New discovery systems• Demand-driven acquisition• Mobile devices• Book delivery service• Print on demand services
  12. 12. Research and Curation: Digital Repositories • Scholarship • Reports • Research data • Multimedia / Learning objects • Archival, images • Audio/Video12 http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu
  13. 13. Research Data: Planning & ManagementLibrary Perspective:1. A primary source: available to support, advance research2. Extension of scholarly pubs: linked data to articles, papersChallenges to Researchers:• Policies: Need data mgmt. plans• Need data curation tools, interoperable technologies• Lack of best practices• Researcher – Library – IT Partnerships
  14. 14. Scholarly Communication Systemic Collaborations Needed: • Create, manage, & use information resources in new, different ways Digital Publishing & Production • eJournals / eBooks • eConference proceedings • Digital Humanities projects Libraries, Academic Units, Scholarly • Web sites Societies, etc. • Virtual community14 environments
  15. 15. Thank you… Tyler Walters Dean, University Libraries Virginia Tech 540-231-5595 tyler.walters@vt.edu tywalters1 (Skype)15

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