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ODU Libraries, a member of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), is pleased to announce a new VIVA initiative that provides students at all Virginia public and many Virginia nonprofit private institutions of higher education with immediate and on-demand access to thousands of e-books from premier publishers in the STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health) fields.
This initiative will support the efforts of Virginia higher education to increase the number of college graduates in STEM-H related fields, making Virginia’s workforce more ready than ever for the jobs of the future. It's called “demand-driven acquisitions,” and it will open access for students and faculty to a much larger collection of STEM-H books and materials than could be offered through the purchasing power of any single institution.
You will be able to find these titles in the ODU Online Catalog. However, only those books that you actually select to use will be paid for by VIVA. The purchased books will be added to the permanent collections of all the participating VIVA libraries and will remain a shared resource in perpetuity. The e-books may be downloaded in their entirety to many popular mobile devices, including tablets and e-book readers.
The addition of these collections was made possible through the generous support of Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Education Laura Fornash, the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, and funding appropriated by the General Assembly. For more information, contact Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Services Librarian, at 683-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.