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VIVA Collections Committee

The Collections Committee investigates products, recommends licensing or renewal, and maintains vendor contacts for VIVA electronic databases and journals.



VIVA Last Copy Video Project


Many libraries have aging VHS videos in their collections around which there are many issues, including deteriorating tape stock, reduced shelf space, lack of use, etc.  VIVA has contracted with Sustainable Collection Services to evaluate the video collections of seven VIVA institutions, determine the extent of overlap, and compare local holdings with state and national holdings. Once we have information about what's in the various collections, we can:

-Identify unique and at-risk titles
-Identify unique collections
-Develop a last copy retention plan
-Determine repository libraries
-Develop preservation strategies and standards
-Establish cooperative collection development policies
-Develop a robust interlibrary lending plan

Project Team Membership

Erika Peterson (Co-Chair)
Director of Media Resources
Carrier Library
James Madison University
(540) 568-6770

Dr. Kevin Farley
Humanities Collection Librarian
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
804) 828-8772

M. Troy Davis
Director, Swem Media Center
Earl Gregg Swem Library
The College of William & Mary
(757) 279-8871

Leslie O'Brien
Director of Collection Management
University Libraries
Virginia Tech
(540) 231-4945

Laura Jenemann
Film Studies/Media Services Librarian
Johnson Center Library
George Mason University
(703) 993-7593

Leigh A. Rockey (Co-Chair)
Preservation and Reformatting Specialist
University of Virginia
(434) 982-3091

Anne C. Osterman (Ex Officio)
Deputy Director, VIVA
(703) 993-4652





VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).