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VMI Faculty Opportunities via Preston Library

Preston Library has been informed of the following opportunities from VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium, and related organizations. Please ask us questions about any of the following opportunities.

VIVA Open (OER) Adopt Grants - Applications Due October 4

VMI Colleagues,

VIVA is pleased to announce a new round of VIVA Open Adopt Grants opening today, with a deadline of October 4, 2021. VIVA Open Adopt Grants provide awards of $2,000 to individual instructors to support the time it takes to integrate existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus, and to ensure that the results of those efforts are widely available to Virginia educators. Though united in purpose with VIVA’s Open Course Grant program, VIVA Open Adopt Grants have a simplified application process, a pre-determined award amount, and will be awarded to individual faculty members hoping to adopt an already existing resource.  Team and departmental adoptions, as well as projects seeking to adapt or create new Open Educational Resources, should apply for the next round of the larger scale VIVA Open Course grants. The VIVA Open Adopt Grant RFP and application can be found on the VIVA website. Applications are due October 4, 2021. 

An Informational webinar will be held on the date below. Registration is required. More information is available on VIVA’s website

Questions can be sent to

ACM Open Access Publishing Opportunities

September, 2021 

VIVA and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have partnered to develop                            a new, consortial read and publish agreement that is related to but not specifically derived from their ACM OPEN model.  Corresponding authors at the participating institutions will be able to publish articles (ACM journals) at no fee (the agreement does not include books or book chapters) beginning October 1, 2021, and the agreement runs through December 2024.  Authors will be able to retain the copyright in their articles and can select to publish using a Creative Commons license.   


The full agreement has been posted on the contracts page (; if you are in the VIVA community and need the password, please write to

INSTITUTIONS AFFECTED: All public institutions, as well as the participating private institutions (Hampton, Liberty, Marymount, Regent, U of Richmond, and Washington and Lee).