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  • Basics of Photogrammetry with Meshroom Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Bradley
    Location: Online
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Need to create a 3D model of an object but your CAD skills aren't quite up to it? Just have a unique object that you want to capture in 3D? Photogrammetry might solve your problem! In this workshop, we'll walk through how you can use a regular camera to capture enough data to generate a detailed, textured model from (nearly) any real-world object using a free, open-source piece of software called Meshroom.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Promoting Your Scholarly Work Online Date: Monday, October 5, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Presenter: Rachel Miles
    Location: Online

    You’ve published an what? How do you share your scholarly work with others online? This workshop will cover best practices for scholars to promote their work online. Learn how to use the emerging science communication tool, Grow Kudos, to write nontechnical titles and summaries of your research in order to engage broader audiences; learn how to effectively use Twitter and other social media channels to promote your work; and finally, learn how to track usage statistics and metrics to assess and improve your promotional efforts.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Becksford at at least 10 business days prior to the workshop. 

    This session will be offered live via Zoom and will be recorded and sent out afterwards to all who register. While we encourage attendance during the live virtual session so that you can interact with the presenter and ask questions, you're welcome to sign up for the session to receive the recording of it afterwards even if you can't attend it live. 

  • Systematic Searching for Comprehensive Literature Reviews Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm
    Presenter: Ginny Pannabecker, Kiri DeBose, & Cozette Comer
    Location: Online

    Conducting a comprehensive literature review in today’s world of ever expanding publications can be overwhelming. Join in this session to develop a systematic approach for your literature review searches. Explore and identify key information sources for your topic - whether within your field or beyond. Trial and develop your search techniques with tips to maximize results. Discuss a plan to document your search so that you can recreate your results anytime. Try out alert features in library databases or via other sources to help you stay up to date during your project. Find out about Subject Specialist librarians at VT Libraries and more contacts for future needs.

    [Systematic Review Workshop Series #3 of 6 -- attend as a one-off or as part 3 of 6 for this series of workshops to develop skills and use tools available to assist with conducting comprehensive literature reviews. Note sessions 1 and 6 are duplicative -- you only have to attend a session about Covidence once to complete the series.]

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.

    If you wish to receive PDN credit for this course, please sign up through the TLOS event.


Make information accessible

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech furthers the university’s dedication to being a global land-grant institution and serving faculty, students, and societies across the globe. The University Libraries supports the creation and publication of scholarship that is freely accessible to all — regardless of geographical location.

Engage with digital content

Learning, creating, and collaborating in the digital world is increasingly complex. Through digital literacy initiatives, University Libraries seeks to empower our community of learners and researchers as they navigate and participate in digital environments.

Showcase your best work

The ePortfolio Initiative supports the University’s mission to showcase students’ ability to be both leaders in specific disciplines while also cultivating transdisciplinary interests and skills, digital literacy and career competencies, aspirational values, and engagement in experiential and communal learning.