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Ann Viera is a 1983 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Information. There she developed an interest in medical librarianship, reinforced by cataloging at the Planetree Health Library in San Francisco. After two years in the defense industry as a corporate librarian, and a stint cataloging at the UT Libraries, Ann was very happy to become the third veterinary librarian at UT’s Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library in 1987.
Almost two decades ago, the UT Libraries began to actively support scholarly publishing in the digital age. When the SelectedWorks announcement tool became available as part of the Trace digital archive, Ann’s long service and close proximity (Pendergrass Library is located in the Veterinary Medical Center) to the faculty of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) paid off. With lots of help from trusted student library assistants and Trace staff, Ann built and maintains SelectedWorks pages for most of the 104 veterinary faculty.
Ann’s scholarly publishing efforts since January 2014 have centered on two things: ORCID and PeerJ. ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to provide persistent digital identifiers for authors. Ann has encouraged all UT CVM authors to get an ORCID ASAP. PeerJ, is an author-centered, open-access megajournal that includes a preprint service and open peer review. Ann has sought to raise awareness about PeerJ and all the innovations it offers authors and readers. Great news! Due to efforts by her colleague Peter Fernandez, and with support from librarians and staff at Hodges Library, an Institutional Plan with PeerJ is in place.
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