The University of Virginia teams with CyArk to Preserve Cultural Heritage Sites

In March 2014 Will Rourk, Information Visualization Specialist for the University Library, jumped at an opportunity to scan 3D images of a chemical hearth, part of a Jefferson-era chemistry lab exposed by renovations to the Rotunda. Rourk’s instinct was to … Continue reading

UVA Library Launches “Libra Data”—University of Virginia Dataverse Repository

The Library is pleased to announce the new “Libra Data” service, powered by Dataverse. Libra Data is a place for UVA researchers to share data publicly, and is part of the Libra Scholarly Repository suite of services which includes works of UVA scholarship such as articles, … Continue reading

Anthropological Archaelogist Ethan Watrall on “Practicing Openness in Digital Heritage”—Scholars’ Lab Speaker Series

On Wednesday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., in Alderman 421, the Scholars’ Lab Speaker Series presents anthropological archaeologist Ethan Watrall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences … Continue reading

The Nau Center for Civil War History presents a Signature Conference on Writings of the Civil War

On Friday, April 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Harrison/Small Auditorium the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History will present a Signature Conference: “War as Muse: Revisiting Iconic Texts of the Civil War Era.” The … Continue reading

Panel Discussion: Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites

Please come to Alderman 421 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 1 for a panel discussion: “Data Visualization of Cultural Heritage Sites: The JUEL Project, Chaco, and UNESCO.” Worthy Martin from the Institute for Advanced Technology in … Continue reading

Panel Discussion of Trigger Warnings Promises to be Enlightening

On Thursday, March 24, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. in the Harrison/Small Auditorium, Common Good, the Library-based organization dedicated to fostering conversation within the University community about issues relevant to higher ed, will join with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center … Continue reading

Crime and Punishment: Tracking Down A Special Collections Thief in the 1990s

If you’ve ever come out of the Special Collections reading room and been asked at the reference desk to open your laptop, or flip through your notes, you’ll understand why such precautions are crucial to preserving the Library’s rare collections … Continue reading

The Academic Preservation Trust in the News—Long-Term Preservation of Academic and Research Content

How often do we assume that a step toward digital preservation is a step toward permanence? Do we ever consider that a physical book, subject to inevitable decay, will outlast a digital copy? According to the article “Preventing a Digital … Continue reading

“Shakespeare on the Ides of March”—UVA Today Photo Essay on Harrison/Small Exhibition

On March 15 UVA Today took advantage of “the Ides of March” to present a photo essay on the Small Special Collections exhibition “Shakespeare by the Book” in the Harrison North Gallery. Among the items covered in the essay are … Continue reading

2016 Virginia Festival Book of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book begins on Wednesday, March 16, and among the many panels, presentations, and discussions on the schedule are programs with ties to the University of Virginia Library. Curator Molly Schwartzburg of the Small Special Collections Library will … Continue reading