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Open Access Policy at Virginia Tech: About VTechWorks

Information to help Virginia Tech authors deposit scholarly articles to VTechWorks

About VTechWorks

VTechWorks provides global access to Virginia Tech scholarship. 

  • 85,000 items and growing
  • 4,000 downloads per day, on average
  • Highest usage from the U.S., India, China, the Philippines, the U.K., and Canada; downloads come from almost every country in the world
  • Indexed by all search engines, as well as Google Scholar, Unpaywall, BASE, and the university homepage search (
  • A permanent URL (handle) for each item
  • Download statistics for each item
  • Preservation for each item and metadata updates
  • Maintained by VT Libraries - contact us anytime,
  • Read more about VTechWorks in this VT News article