Technology Development

  • Virginia Tech GitHub Organization

    As part of an internal Beyond Boundaries grant program, Amanda French of Research & Informatics has partnered with Aaron Hunnewell of Libraries ITS to form a Virginia Tech GitHub organization. GitHub is a very popular and widely-used place for code development and collaboration, and it is a community where Virginia Tech could be much more Read more about Virginia Tech GitHub Organization[…]

  • Big Data Science Workshop

    Tags: Big Data, Reproducible Research In an era of Big Data, reproducible research and efficient workflows become vitally important to the research process.  How do researchers handle large datasets? What skills do graduate students need to become big data analysts? Join the University Libraries and Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech, and the Center for Read more about Big Data Science Workshop[…]

  • Data Analysis with Amazon Web Services

    With support from University Libraries’ Beyond Boundaries Innovation Initiative, the Data Analysis with Amazon Web Services project will prototype a new consulting service for cloud-based data analytics research. Two NLI courses will be offered - "Amazon Web Services‎ (AWS) essentials and architecting" and "Data analytics using Amazon Web Services‎ (AWS)"
  • ETDPlus Curation Workbench

    The ETDPlus Curation Workbench offers preservation micro-services to assist with the digital stewardship of supplementary files submitted with electronic theses and dissertations. The workbench was developed in partnership with the Educopia Institute and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Implementing GeoBlacklight

    Given the variety of geospatial data needs and geospatial storage solutions on campus, a GIS-data focused library team proposed initial research into and implementation of GeoBlacklight, a discovery interface that could support discovery of geospatial datasets across Virginia Tech. GeoBlacklight incorporates geospatial discovery components that aren’t found in normal repository interfaces.  GeoBlacklight goes beyond commonly-used geoportals Read more about Implementing GeoBlacklight[…]