"In our opinion, VIVA represents the single most important technological development in Virginia in higher education in the past decade; moreover, we believe that VIVA is one of the most significant developments of any kind in Virginia government over this period."
--Dr. Carl Kelly, former Chair, State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, on the occasion of the Governor's Technology Gold Award to VIVA, 2003
VIVA ensures that every Virginia institution of higher education always has the basic resources of a strong library for its students and faculty. As Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, once said, "No one graduates from a library, but no one graduates without one." VIVA brings the essential presence of a great library to every corner of higher education in the Commonwealth, and ensures that all students graduate with the best possible foundation for their next step in life.