VTechWorks is a retrieval system of collections of electronic documents accessible via the Internet. It is the institutional repository for Virginia Tech and it hosts research materials curated by the Virginia Tech University Libraries.
Material will be judged for inclusion by the following criteria:
As the institutional repository of Virginia Tech, VTechWorks collects, preserves, provides access to, and disseminates the intellectual output of the university in digital form to the public.
VTechWorks allows the following types of content:
The repository also contains collections digitized from the University Libraries’ holdings to support teaching and research. These include:
When available, non-proprietary open standards are the preferred archival format for content hosted in VTechWorks. The following non-comprehensive list suggests some preferred formats for common types of content.
Under some legal or ethical circumstances the VTechWorks team will withdraw works/creations from view. Because any item that has existed at some time may have been cited, The University Libraries will continue to support the item's Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) or Digital Object Identifier (DOI) with information that will include the original metadata (for verification) plus one of the withdrawal statements (below) in place of the link to the object. The metadata will continue to be visible, but not searchable. These items will also be made unavailable for metadata harvesting.
To avoid loss of the historical record, all withdrawn objects will have a note in the provenance field of the metadata record. The content of the note should be one of the following:
This policy will undergo regular review and will be updated to reflect the strategic goals of the University Libraries.
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More detailed questions can be directed to the CDRS staffer responsible for the service or resource. See our people page for a list of staffers.