Book Traces @ UVA is a project to discover uniquely modified copies of pre-1923 (out of copyright) books in the circulating collections of Alderman Library. This includes marginalia, inserts, inscriptions, and similar modifications. The larger goal of discovering and documenting this information is, according to the Book Traces @ UVA blog, “to reveal and preserve a distributed archive of artifacts testifying to the history of readership and book use, potentially a rich ground for research.”
Book Traces @ UVA is funded by a Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The project grew out of Professor Stauffer’s Book Traces project, a website where users can submit their own pictures of unique copies of library books they’ve found in circulating collections around the world.
The lecture begins at 4 p.m. and will be held in the Byrd/Morris Room of the Harrison Institute. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow the lecture.
The lecture is sponsored the student-run Library Council.