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The Next Generation: Library catalog evolves, moves to the cloud

October 24, 2012 — Beginning Oct. 24, the VCU Libraries' systems professionals began the transition to retire the old catalog, parts of which will persist until all the components can be migrated later this year. The new software searches VCU Libraries' collections as well as millions of journals and other resources. It uses unique features such as global data mining to recommend scholarly resources based upon search results.   Full article »

Service Awards 2012 for libraries' employees

October 31, 2013 — Many VCU Libraries employees were recognized in October when Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Health System recognized employees for their dedicated years of commitment at the 41st annual Service Awards receptions.  Full article »

Nov. 8: VCU Cabell First Novelist recipient speaks and takes questions

November 1, 2012 — Justin Torres will be honored on campus as the 2012 recipient of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. His winning book, "We the Animals," is a powerful coming-of-age novel about three brothers growing up with the chaotic and destructive love of their working-class parents.  Full article »

New "chat" service fields research questions in real time

November 6, 2012 — Having trouble locating articles for your research project? Not sure how to focus your search? Wondering about library hours and services? Now, you can get help in real time no matter where you are--at home or at lunch, in the campus connector bus or on the quiet floor at Cabell with your backpack, laptop and notes scattered around you.  Full article »

VCU Libraries' collections tied to annual symposium on architecture and decorative arts

November 15, 2012 — Nov. 16 marks the 20th year for an annual conference organized by Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D., the head of VCU's Architectural History Program. Traditions IV: 20th Symposium on Architecture and Decorative Arts was scheduled to take place at the Virginia Historical Society.  Full article »

Collaborative course showcases innovative student work in 'Portrait as Community' through Dec. 9 at Anderson Gallery

November 26, 2013 — A collection of student multimedia projects documenting communities in and around Richmond runs Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 at Anderson Gallery. "Portrait as Community" is the culmination of a special course inspired by Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a project organized by the Anderson Gallery with South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa and American Studies scholar Laura Browder. Full article »

President Emeritus Trani lectures on his new book Dec. 12

December 12, 2012 — Eugene P. Trani, president emeritus and university distinguished professor will speak about his new book, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: Harrison Salisbury and The New York Times" on Wednesday, Dec.  12. The book details the political times and career of the influential, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was the Times' man in Moscow after World War II.  Full article »

In the News: Students Engage the World around Them in Portrait as Community

December 6, 2012 — VCU News posted a feature story about an innovative class that was a collaboration among VCU Libraries, the Anderson Gallery and others.  Full article »

In the News: "Hidden Lifestyles"

December 5, 2012 — The Commonwealth Times covered The Anderson Gallery show tied to an innovative class on portraits and community co-taught by Yuki Hibben of VCU Libraries.  Full article »

'Moving up to the cloud': Library technology leaders to gather at VCU Jan. 9 for panel session

December 14, 2012 — As one of the first major research universities to launch a pioneering new cloud-resident enterprise library platform, Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting an educational session Jan. 9, designed to help other libraries around the world prepare for the next generation of library technologies.   Full article »

Innovative Media

July 9, 2013 — Libraries have always been on the vanguard of technical innovation. Along with preserving information and providing access to it, libraries are also increasingly places where information is created and shared.  Full article »

Initiatives: New scholarly communications office

July 11, 2013 — How scholars share research and knowledge with society is fast becoming one of the most pressing concerns in academia today. As part of a new and growing program, VCU Libraries will play a major role in designing and staffing campuswide scholarly communications initiatives that support and expand scholarly expression of all kinds.  Full article »

Alumni benefits expanding in partnership with VCU Alumni

July 12, 2013 — Alumni can glean access to valuable library resources through an enhanced partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni. In a broader sense, VCU Libraries also strives to be a strong connection to lifelong learning for alumni. Full article »

Academic Outreach

July 12, 2013 — The VCU Libraries Liaison Program fosters communication and collaboration between the libraries and the university community. Librarians work closely with faculty, staff and students in specific academic units—schools, departments, colleges, centers and programs—to enhance library collections and provide services tied to subject matters and disciplines. Full article »

The Campaign for VCU Libraries

July 18, 2013 — VCU is on a fast track to build a new library adjacent to James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park campus. The project will create a striking new facility on Shafer Court that will connect with the existing Cabell Library, while also renovating parts of Cabell in order to integrate old and new. Full article »

Innovative Media

July 9, 2013 — Libraries have always been on the vanguard of technical innovation. Along with preserving information and providing access to it, libraries are also increasingly places where information is created and shared.  Full article »

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