Virtual  Library of Virginia

What is VIVA, the
Virtual Library of Virginia?

A consortium of academic libraries in Virginia, VIVA was established in 1993 with funds from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) to create a network of shared electronic resources for students and faculty and to facilitate cooperation among its members.

Task Force Members 2003/2004 to date

John Jaffe
VHTF Chair and VIVA Steering Committee liaison
Sweet Briar College

Susan Catlett
Old Dominion University

Lucious Edwards
Virginia State University

Edward Gaynor
University of Virginia

Gail Greve
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Jim Gwin
University of Richmond

Lyndon Hart
Library of Virginia

Jodi L. Koste
Virginia Commonwealth University

Gail McMillan
Virginia Tech

Eileen Parris
Virginia Historical Society

Susan Riggs
College of William and Mary

Robert Vay
George Mason University
Special Collections

The special collections departments at Virginia's colleges and universities and its state library collect, preserve, and provide access to unique resources. Through Internet access many more citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond can know of the availability of these resources. Through scanning, digitizing, and original electronic documents, access is becoming available to the guides, finding aids, and electronic collections. Unique Virginia resources are being converted from sometimes fragile and delicate materials, to electronic text and digital images available to many simultaneous users at all hours of every day.

Meeting Minutes

Virginia Heritage Task Force
      Dec. 12, 2003 to date

Virginia Heritage Project Task Force
      Oct. 21, 1999-Sept. 30, 2003

VIVA Special Collections Committee
Dec. 2, 1994 - June 4, 1999

Special Collections and Archives Sites
at VIVA Member Institutions

Documents Regarding Brown vs. Board of Education

Bibliography of Jamestown Sources (PDF 1.6 MB)

Virginia Heritage

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updated Dec. 10, 2004 (GMc)