The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Brandon Butler Suggests Simple Guideline for Celebrating Fair Use Week

Are you hesitant about using that great picture you found to illustrate a blog post, or worried that quoting too much from a single title for your term paper violates copyright? The Library’s Director of Information Policy, Brandon Butler, has … Continue reading

The Library Welcomes New Special Collections Instruction Librarian Krystal Appiah

The Library is pleased to welcome Krystal Appiah, who began on February 13 as the new Instruction Librarian for Special Collections. Krystal was most recently the Curator of African American History and a Reference Librarian at the Library Company of … Continue reading

Notes Written in the Margins of Books Highlight Love Across Time in “Book Traces @ UVA”

This Valentine’s Day, UVA Today offers an article “Love in the Margins” about notes that lovers have inadvertently bequeathed us in the Book Traces @ UVA project—an effort to create an archive of books from the Library’s collection that have … Continue reading

Library Experts Suggest Ways to Help with the High Cost of Textbooks

On February 8, in an open letter to the Cavalier Daily about “Addressing high textbook costs,” Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler, Open Publishing Librarian Dave Ghamandi, and Director of Scholarly Repository Services Ellen Ramsey, responded to editorials raising … Continue reading

Special Collections Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” Examines Author as His Own Creation

Items for the exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library were carefully chosen from the trove of letters, photos, and artifacts in the Library’s world-famous Faulkner Collection to explore … Continue reading

University Librarian John Unsworth Speaks about Building Partnerships for the Hathi Trust

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has released videos of its Fall 2016 membership meeting. UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth—part of the Executive Management Group of the Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC)—was one of the featured speakers in a … Continue reading

Candace Barrington and Jonathan Hsy to Speak on Global Chaucers Digital Humanities Project

Today, February 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Alderman 421, Candace Barrington, Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, and Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, will present “Digital Hospitality,” a talk about archiving … Continue reading

Staff, Students, and Faculty—Test Your Knowledge of the Unimportant at the Library’s First Trivia Night!

Wikipedia tells us the first use of the word “trivia” to describe a competition in which players vie with each other in their knowledge of useless-but-fun facts appeared in the Columbia Daily Spectator on February 5, 1965. It’s doubtful if that … Continue reading