Monthly Archives: September 2014

Open Access Week 2014 at Virginia Tech

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce our 2014 Open Access Week schedule! This year we are offering eight events, highlighted by a keynote address from Brian Nosek, a panel discussion on open access by Virginia Tech … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Bee’s Knees (Well, Combs, Actually)

Happy National Pancake Day! That’s a sidebar, since the focus of the blog today isn’t actually pancakes. What we’re talking about, however, could go in (or on!) your pancakes. September is also National Honey Month, so this post is all sweet, golden goodness. This week, our feature is Gems of Gold with Honey, published by the […] Continue reading

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Remembering the Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Programs at V.P.I.

A recent gift from Dr. H. William Gabriel (class of 1956) lets us step back into time to the life of a V.P.I. (Virginia Tech was then called Virginia Polytechnic Institute or V.P.I) cadet and student in the Forestry and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Curriculum in the 1950s. One of the unique items in the Gabriel […] Continue reading

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The Ill-fated Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette, 1879–1881

As I was scouting the bookshelves a few months ago in search of something to inspire a new exhibit, I came across two volumes of “The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881. I was familiar with several […] Continue reading

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The History of Dining (and Eating) at Virginia Tech

This week, we’re featuring one of the few more recent publications from our collection. One, it’s a really neat book. And two, it has a section on tailgating. I’ve spent my fair share of time staying away from campus during a home game, but if you’re a part of the Blacksburg community, some things are […] Continue reading

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And You Thought Straws Were Just For Drinking!

Once in a while, food related products aren’t just for food (or in this case, drinks). We recently acquired this little gem full of craft projects you can do with a box full of drinking straws. And while the options aren’t endless, they are certainly…festive. How to Make Parties and Gifts Sparkle with Glassip Transparent […] Continue reading

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Seeds of the Past

This week Virginia Tech marked the 100th anniversary of Virginia’s Cooperative Extension program. In addition to events on campus and in the library, special collections created an exhibit of original materials related to Virginia Tech’s role in Cooperative Extension. But the story of state outreach to Virginia’s farmers goes back even further. At the end […] Continue reading

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Students: Apply for OpenCon 2014 Scholarships!

Graduate and undergraduate students at Virginia Tech are encouraged to apply for one of two available travel scholarships to OpenCon 2014, the student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data to be held on … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cowboys and Cure-alls?

Not long ago, we acquired this publication. At 49 pages, it’s not really a pamphlet anymore. While it is primarily at advertisement for a patent medicine/cure-all, we also learn some interest facts about production and the creator of Com-Cel-Sar, Charlie White-Moon. (Although on at least one page, his name is also spelled “Charley.”) The majority […] Continue reading

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