Professor, University Libraries
|MLS||University of Maryland, College Park, 1981|
emphasis: rare books, manuscripts, archives
|MA||University of Maryland, College Park, 1981|
emphasis: early American history
|BA||University of California, Riverside, 1972|
major: American history; minor: education
| University Libraries |
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
|July 1999 to date||Director
Digital Library and Archives
Associate Professor, June 1993 to May 2001
|July 1995 to June 1999||Head
Special Collections Department
|Jan. 1994 to June 1999||Director
Scholarly Communications Project
|Oct. 1991-Aug. 1994||Team Leader
| Associate Professor
Assistant Professor, June 1986-May 1993
|Dec. 1986-Sept. 1991:||Team Leader
Bibliographic Services Department
|July 1985-Dec. 1986||Acting Head
Bibliographic Services Department
Instructor, Aug. 1982-May 1986
|Jan. 1983-July 1985|| Coordinator
Serials Retrospective Conversion Project
|Aug.-Dec. 1982|| Assistant Serials Cataloger
|Jan.-July 1982|| Library Clerk
Special Collections Division
|Employment History: Other|
|Jan.-Dec. 1981||Assistant Archivist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.||Oct. 1979-Jan. 1981||Graduate Student Assistant, Special Collections Department, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park|
|Aug. 1977-July 1979||Library Administrative Assistant, Special Collections Division, University of Oregon Library, Eugene|
"ETD: Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Miriam Drake, ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003: 1034-1040. Preview
"NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations," Edward A. Fox, Gail McMilla, Hussein Suleman, Marcos André Gonçalves. Digital Libraries: Policy, Planning, and Practice. Judith Andrews and Derek Law, eds. Great Britain: Ashgate Publishing, 2003.
"The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: Changes in the University Community," Edward A. Fox, Marcos André Gonçalves, Gail McMillan, et al. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 13: 2 (Spring 2002): 102 -124.
"Do ETDs Deter Publishers? coverage from the 4th Inernational Symposium on ETDs." College and Research Libraries News, v. 62, no. 6 (June 2001): 620-621.
"Managing electronic theses and dissertations: A report from a symposium on electronic theses and dissertations," College and Research Libraries News,vol. 61, no. 5 (May 2000): 413-414.
College & Research Libraries News, "Scholarly Communications," occasional column, co-editor, Association of College and Research Libraries,
"Virginia Database for African-American History and Culture: NEH Awards $250,000 for VHP." Virginia Libraries vol 47, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 5-7.
The Digital Library: Without a Soul Can It be a Library?" Books and Bytes: Technologies for the Hybrid Library: Conference Proceedings Victoria Association for Library Automation. Victoria: VALA, 2000. (presentation in local pdf file)
"Managing Digital Content: The Scholarly Communications Project," invited chapter in The Evolving Virtual Library II: Practical and Philosophical Perspectives, edited by Dr. Laverna M. Saunders, Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1999 (39-60).
"[Digital] Libraries Support [Distributed] Education" in Racing Toward Tomorrow: Conference Proceedings Association of College and Research Libraries 9th National Conference. (Local pdf file prepared prior to the conference for panel responses at the time of presentation.)
"Evolving Genre of Electronic Theses and Dissertations" 32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1999, with Ed Fox and John Eaton. [see also presentation file]
"Perspectives on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Authors, Advisors, Readers." New Frontiers in Grey Literature: 4th International Conference on Grey Literature: GL'99 Proceedings, Amsterdam: GreyNet, 1999:32-46. (based on conference presentation (pdf), Oct. 4, 1999).
Transforming Libraries 7: Issues and Innovations in Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Association of Research Libraries, October 1998, George J. Soete, Gail McMillan, ed. advisor.
"Diversity of Donations: 10 Highlights from the Archive," IAWA (International Archive of Women in Architecture) Newsletter, No. 10 (fall 1998): 2-5.
"Libraries Address the Challenges of Asynchronous Learning," Journal of Asynchronous Learning, Vol. 2, issue 1, March 1998; with Joanne Eustis.
"Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: An International Effort Unlocking University Resources," with Edward A. Fox, John L. Eaton, et. al., D-Lib Magazine, Sept. 1997.
"Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Merging Perspectives," invited chapter in Electronic Resources: Selection and Bibliographic Control, Pattie, Ling-yuh W. (Miko), and Bonnie Jean Cox, eds. New York: Haworth, 1997 (105-125). [Simultaneously published in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 22(3/4)]
"Library Copublication of Electronic Journals," wtih Frank Quinn. Serials Review, 21 (1995): 80-83.
"A New Service from Libraries: Electronic Publishing," in Continuity & Transformation: The Promise of Confluence: Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Richard AmRhein, ed. Chicago: ACRL, 1995; p. 257-266). [Based on a paper presented for "Technology and the Service-Centered Library," March 30, 1995, Pittsburgh]
"Scholarly Communications Project: Publishers and Libraries," in Filling the Pipeline and Paying the Piper: Scholarly Publishing on the Electronic Networks, Washington, D.C.: ARL, 1995; p. 135-145. (Based on a paper presented for "In the Scholarly Pipeline" at the fourth symposium of the ARL/AAUP, Nov. 6, 1994, Washington, D.C.)
Report of the Scholarly Communications Task Force, principal author, with James Powell, Maggie Zarnoski, and Paul Metz. Blacksburg, Va.: University Libraries, May 1994 [updated June 24, 1994] http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/reports/task-force.html
"Cataloging CD-ROMs: Serials? Computer Files? Serials Files? Computerials?" New Scholarship: New Serials. Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. New York: Haworth, 1994; p. 87-101; and simultaneously in The Serials Librarian, 24 no.3/4 (1994). (Based on paper presented at a plenary session of the annual meeting, June 1993, Brown University)
New Scholarship: New Serials. Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. New York: Haworth, 1994. Simultaneously published in The Serials Librarian, 24 no.3/4 (1994). Co-edited with Marilyn Norstedt andp repared electronic version for NASIGNet.
"Electronic Journals: Access through Libraries." The Virtual Library: Visions and Realities. Dr. Laverna Saunders, et. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1993: 111-129.
Coded Holdings Manual: Applications of the USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations at University Libraries, 3rd ed. Blacksburg, Va.: University Libraries, 1993. [1st ed. 1989, 2nd ed. 1991]
"Electronic Journals: Access through Libraries," in The Virtual Library: Visions and Realities. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1993; p. 111-129. (rewritten from an invited presentation to the Computers in Libraries Conference, March 7, 1992, Washington, D.C.)
"Technical Processing of Electronic Journals," Library Resources and Technical Services, 36, no. 4 (Oct. 1992):470-477
"Retrospective Conversion of Serials: Implementing the MARC Holdings Format" Technical Services Quarterly, 9, no. 3 (Oct. 1992):41-54 (rewritten from a June 1991 ALA presentation)
"State Library Associations: How Well Do They Support Professional Development?" with Donald J. Kenney; RQ 31 (spring 1992): 377-386
"Electronic Journals: Considerations for the Present and the Future," guest editor; authored "Technical Services for Electronic Journals Today," Serials Review 17 no. 4 (1991): 77-78, 84-86
"Embracing the Electronic Journal: One Library's Plan" A Changing World: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group. New York, Haworth: 1991; p.97-108. (based on plenary paper presented to NASIG, June 1991, Brock University)
"Librarians in Academic Limbo: Support for Scholarship," with Donald J. Kenney; Southeastern Librarian 39 (winter 1989): 139-141
"Support for Publishing at Academic Libraries: How Much Exists," with John Cosgriff and Donald J. Kenney, Journal of Academic Librarianship 16 (May 1990): 94-97
Report of the Database of Databases Task Force: A University Resource Directory, Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Oct. 21, 1987. (contributor) (ERIC doc. 288549)
The NDLTD and Issues of Long Term Preservation and Archiving: It's about time!
Berlin, Germany: ETDs 2003, May 22, 2003.
Culinary History Collection at Virginia Tech
with Caryl Gray, Virginia Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, Hotel Roanoke, March 28, 2003.
ETDs: Building an Institutional Asset
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Feb. 28, 2003.
Library Issues and Responsibilities: Theses Come Off the Shelf to Become Institutional Assets
American Library Association Midwinter Conferece, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 25, 2003.
NDLTD and the ETD Initiative: Enhancing Graduate Education
with Ed Fox and David Pluska, Ohio State University/Virginia Tech Video Conference, Oct. 24, 2002.
Excited About Research: Women with T-Squares: Tracing Forgotten Architects and Design Professionals
Association of College and Research Libraries, Charlotte, NC, April 11, 2003.
Theses Come Out of the Attic to Become an Institutional Asset
Society of American Archivists, Birmingham, AL, Aug. 24, 2002.
ETDs: Building an Institutional Asset for a Global Context
4th International JISC/CNI Conference, Edinburgh, June 26, 2002.
Copyright: Practical Applications for the Future Professoriate
Graduate School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, April 3, 2002.
Legal Issues in Developing Digital Libraries: Is it Funambulism?
ALICE: Appalachian Library Information Cooperative Endeavors, Library Directors' Retreat, Nov. 9, 2001, Johnson City, TN.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
with John Hagen (WVU) and Nan Seamans (VT). 21st Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisitions, Nov. 1, 2001.
Access to Electronic Resources: Archives and Theses Come out of the Attic
Virginia Library Association, Oct.19, 2001, Richmond, VA.
Status of the NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
CNI: Coalition for Networked Information Spring Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC, April 9, 2001
ETD Metadata Meets MARC at Virginia Tech
4th International Conference on ETDs, Cal Tech, March 23, 2001.
What to Expect from ETDs: Library Issues and Responsibilities
4th International Conference on ETDs, Cal Tech, March 24, 2001.
Open Archives Initiative.
Back to the Future: Publishing for the Third Millennium, Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 1, 2000.
Perspectives on ETDs.
Learning 2000: Reassessing the Virtual University, Sept. 28, 2000, Hotel Roanoke.
What It Takes to be a Digital Library: Theories and Concepts.
Iowa Library Association, Ames, Oct. 18, 2000.
ETDs at OCLC.
Distinguished Scholar Seminar series, Nov. 7, 2000.
ETD Implementation: The Two Virginias & Their Strategies for Successfully Requiring Electronic Submissions of ETDs
with John Hagen, Third International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Applying New Media to Scholarship, March 16, 2000; University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida.
The digital library - without a soul can it be a library?
Books and Bytes: Technologies for the Hybrid Library, VALA 2000 Conference (Victorian Association for Library Automation, Melbourne, Australia), Feb. 17, 2000.
ETDs: Practical, Operational, and Technical Issues for Universities Implementing Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Conference on Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records, (with Len Peters, Dean, Graduate School), Mesa, Arizona (Arizona State University: sponsor) Oct. 8, 1999.
What to Expect from ETDs: If you build it, they will use it.
Case Western Reserve University, Digital Library Symposium, Sept. 21, 1999.
What to Expect from ETDs: Library Issues and Responsibilities
Case Western Reserve University Library, Sept. 22, 1999.
Using Technology for Distributed Education: The Library
National Communication Association Summer Conference: Communication and Technology, Northern Virginia Center, July 22, 1999.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Eliminating Borders
Rare Books and Manuscripts Conference: Border Crossings: Exploring New Territories for Special Collections, June 22, 1999, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Theses and Dissertations in the Digital Library
CNI Spring 1999 Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC, April 26, 1999, with Ed Fox.
Put the Library in Digital Library
Association of College and Research Libraries' biennial conference, 'Racing Toward Tomorrow, Detroit, April 9, 1999. [See also preconference publication of full paper called Digital Libraries Support Distributed Education above.
Libraries as Scholarly Publishers
University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Electronic Academy March 24, 1999.
Evolving Genre of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Jan. 7, 1999. (based on proceedings prepared with Ed Fox and John Eaton)
Library Services and Resources for the University Community
Strategie sur la bibliotheque virtuelle dans le contexte actuel: Séminaire residentiel de formation à l'intention de directeurs de grandes bibliothèques suisse, Jongny, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 1998. (text and some illustrations)
Learning Online Conference, Hotel Roanoke, June 21, 1998.
Digital Libraries in Practice Issues and Ideas: VT's Scholarly Communications Project
Digital Library Research Group, College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland College Park, March 25, 1998.
Digital Dissertations: The Virginia Tech Initiative for Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, American Library Association Midwinter, New Orleans, Jan. 10, 1998.
Technology Initiatives and Organizational Change: Higher Education in a Networked World,
CAUSE '97, Orlando, Florida, Dec. 4, 1997; with Joanne Eustis, (accompanying slides).
Libraries Address the Challenges of Asynchronous Learning,
3rd International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, New York, Oct. 1997; with Joanne Eustis.
Electronic Journals from a Scholarly Communications Point of View
Legal Periodicals Past and Future: annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, July 20, 1997, Baltimore, MD.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Unlocking Access to Graduate Research
Teaching and Learning in Cyberspace: CAUSE/CNI Southeast Regional Conference, Sept. 12, 1996, Roanoke VA.
VT Scholarly Communications
half-day preconference workshop at the New Media Center, Newman Library, Virginia Tech; organized and presented for CAUSE/CNI Southeast Regional Conference, Sept. 11, 1996, Virginia Tech.
Developing Digital Libraries
Networked Information: Challenges and Solutions: CAUSE/CNI Northeast Regional Conference, with David Seamans (UVa EText Center), May 30, 1996, Philadelphia, PA.
Digital Images and Special Collections on the World Wide Web
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, May 3, 1996, College Park, MD.
VIVA Special Collections: Web Design and Content Considerations
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, May 3, 1996, College Park, MD; with Betsy Pittman (VCU Special Collections).
Scholarly Communications: A Digital Library in the Changing Academy
Electronic Library: Administrative Issues for Organization & Access Institute, ALA/ALCTS, April 26, 1996, Boston, Mass.
A New Service from Libraries: Electronic Publishing
Continuity and Transformation--The Promise of Confluence, 7th ACRL National Conference, Mar. 30, 1995, Pittsburgh (published in the conference proceedings).
The Library in the Electronic Age
American Association of University Women, Jan. 24, 1995, Blacksburg, VA.
The Scholarly Communications: Publishers and Librarians
Scholarly Publishing on the Electronic Networks--Filling the Pipeline and Paying the Piper: ARL/AAUP Conference, Nov. 6, 1994, Washington, D.C. (published in the conference proceedings)
From Virtual Libraries to Working Reality: The Challenge to Just Do It!
Electronic Library: Administrative Issues for Organization & Access Institute, ALA/ALCTS, Oct. 29-30, 1994, San Antonio. [institute moderator]
Electronic Scholarly Communications and Libraries
Networked Information, Discovery, and Retrieval (SIGNIDR): Special Interest Group, Aug. 4, 1994, Mitre, Corp., McLean, Va., with James Powell.
Electronic Journals and Virginia Tech Today
Arizona State Library Association, Dec. 3, 1993, Tucson, June 27, 1993; and, ALA ALCTS Serials Section, June 27, 1993, New Orleans, La.
Cataloging CD-ROMS: Serials? Computer files? Serials Files? Computerials?
North American Serials Interest Group, Cataloging Electronic Serials: Today and Tomorrow, June 12, 1993, Brown University
Acquiring and Accessing Electronic Publications
North Carolina Library Association, Resources and Technical Services Section, Oct. 22-23, 1992, Durham
MARC Holdings: What Could the Future Hold?
ALA Serials Section, June 29, 1992, San Francisco (requested for publication by Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory)
After a Year's Experience with Electronic Journals
Electronic Journals: Library Implications of a New Format, District of Columbia Library Association, Library Technology Interest Group, May 21, 1992.
Embracing the Electronic Journal: One Year Later
joint meeting of the Southeastern Library Association and the Louisiana Library Association, March 19, 1992, New Orleans, La.
Electronic Journals: Access through Libraries
Computers in Libraries Conference, March 7, 1992, Washington, D.C. (rewritten and published as a chapter, see above)
Electronic Journals in Technical Services
LITA/ALCTS Serials Automation Interest Group, ALA Midwinter, Jan. 26, 1992, San Antonio (requested for publication by Library Resources and Technical Services; see publications above)
Serials Retrospective Conversion: Implementing the MARC Holdings Format
LITA/ALCTS Retrospective Conversion Discussion Group, June 30, 1991, Atlanta, Ga. (requested for publication by Technical Services Quarterly; see publications above)
ALCTS Committee to Study Serials Standards, June 29, 1991, Atlanta, Ga.
Embracing the Electronic Journal: One Library's Plan,
plenary paper for NASIG Conference, Trinity University, June 17, 1991, San Antonio, Tex. (included in published proceedings, see publications above)
Development and Application of the USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations at University Libraries Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia VTLS Users Group, Oct. 26, 1988, Norfolk, Va.
U.S. National Science Foundation, "DLNET: A Digital Library Network for Engineering and Technology"
$600,000 grant to Dr. Saifur Rahman, computer and electrical engineering, Gail McMillan, co-PI. Collaborators: American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Iowa State University and Virginia Tech. The Alexandria Research Institution (ARI) of Virginia Tech manages the project providing the support to integrate the inputs from participating institutions as well as from the Digital Library and Archives and the Educational Technologies Group at the University. Sept. 2000-March 2001; During the first quarter drafted basics of annotation system for electronic texts which can be incorporated into any digital library. https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/showaward?award=0085849
ETDs for Libraries, onsite at Georgia Southern University, Brigham Young University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Case Western Reserve University, University of South Carolina, College of William and Mary, Pennsylvania State University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, University of Florida, Gainsville, Michigan Tech, Vanderbilt, etc.1997-to date.
Lead roundtable discussion at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Charlotte, NC, April 12, 2003. Handout
CIA Librarians: Staff Readiness Program sponsored by MITRE
Met with staff from CIA and MITRE to present and discuss "From Traditional Technical Services Librarian to Digital Librarian," Feb. 27, 1996, McLean, VA
Coalition for Networked Information panel participant (one of nine librarians and information specialists brought in from around the country) "Cost Centers and Measures in the Networked Information Value-Chain" July 24, 1995, New York, New York
Consultant to the Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to prepare survey instrument for "Electronic Journals in ARL Libraries," Sept. 1993; and to the Association of Research Libraries, Systems and Procedures Exchange, for its SPEC kit on the handling of electronic journals in ARL libraries, 1992. Published as SPEC Kit 201, Electronic Journals in ARL Libraries: Policies and Procedures, and SPEC Kit 202, Electronic Journals in ARL Libraries: Issues and Trends. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, Aug. 1994
Consultant on AMIGOS grant awarded the Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to study the impact of electronic publications on university libraries' technical services' operations, 1992
Project Coordinator for southwest Virginia on the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Virginia Newspaper Project awarded to the Virginia State Library and Archives, June 1992.
Consultant to Faxon Co. (serials vendor) for its preparation of a National Pattern Database using MARC holdings records, 1992
Consultant to OCLC (Online Computer Library Company) and the Virginia State Library and Archives to use MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) holdings records for union listing and Virginia's online library network, June 1991 to June 1993.
Appointments and Elected Offices
Recent Participation in National Professional Organizations (other than invited presentations above)
International Archive of Women in Architecture
Archivist and Executive Board member, 1996-2002
Society for Scholarly Publishing
Annual Conference Program Planning Committee: 1999/2000
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Committee on Electronic Archives
Committee on Special Collections
Electronic Resources Task Force
Resource Sharing Advisory Committee
North American Serials Interest Group
ALCTS Serials Cataloging Institute Planning Committee
Administrative Issues for Organization and Access Institute
Scholarly Communications Committee
LITA/ALCTS Serials Automation Interest Group
Memberships in National Professional Organizations
Appointments and Elected Offices
|American Library Association||1979 to date|
|Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)||1982-1995|
|Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)||1985-1993|
|Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)|| 1979-1982, 1988-1991|
1993 to date
|Junior Members Round Table (JMRT)||1982-1988|
|North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)||1990-1996|
|Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference||1995 to date|
updated December 17, 2004 (ck)