VTechWorks, Virginia Tech's open institutional repository, publicizes and preserves the scholarly work of Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff: journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, conference papers, slide presentations, technical reports, working papers, administrative documents, videos, images, data sets, and more. Research in VTechWorks is given a persistent link or URI (uniform resource identifier), and is preserved by VT Libraries. Items in VTechWorks are available to the public and easily discovered in commercial search engines such as Google Scholar.
As of November 2018, VTechWorks has been added as a data source for publications in Elements. This means two things: first, items previously deposited in VTechWorks may appear in your “Pending” list for claiming or rejecting; and second, items that you have claimed may now appear as deposited in VTechWorks. You will notice the latter case primarily for open access journal articles and Extension publications.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get help adding your content to VTechWorks or visit the Open@VT blog to learn about current VTechWorks activities.