New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

The Library Adds Video Titles from Charlottesville Icon—Sneak Reviews

Longtime Charlottesville residents may remember Sneak Reviews, an eclectic video rental store on Ivy Road that for two decades specialized in hard-to-find and Indie material. When the store closed in 2015, Library A/V selector Matt Ball was already involved in … Continue reading

The Key to the Door: Special Collections’ Associate Professor and Research Archivist Ervin Jordan Contributes Lead Chapter to New Book on African Americans at the University of Virginia

Ervin L. Jordan Jr.’s essay, “Perseverance and Resilience: African Americans at the University of Virginia,” is the lead chapter for a new book on the African American experience at UVA. Jordan is an Associate Professor and Research Archivist at the … Continue reading

Will Rourk Joins with UVA Faculty to Model Interactive Tibetan City

The Fall 2016 issue of UVA’s Arts Magazine features an article about a project funded by the the Mellon Foundation, and led by Cultural Heritage Data Specialist Will Rourk of the Library Scholars’ Lab, director of UVA’s Tibet Center David … Continue reading

NEH Grant allows Scholars’ Lab to Enhance Neatline Digital Mapping Program

In an article, “Mapping the Humanities,” UVA Today features the Scholars’ Lab and its innovative program Neatline—a digital platform that uses maps, timelines, and text to create multidimensional digital humanities projects. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded … Continue reading

The World According to Charlottesville—UVA Today Features the Library’s Digital Daily Progress

In an article “Six Moments in UVA History, As Documented by Newly Expanded Digital Archive,” UVA Today features the Library’s Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm—recently expanded to include the years 1923-1964. The article examines unfolding events like the 1929 stock market … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dave Ghamandi and Tim Morton, Taking on New Roles in the Library

The Library is pleased to announce that two familiar faces will be taking on new roles. Dave Ghamandi—previously the Librarian for Life Sciences and the Librarian for Reference Services—will join the Content Stewardship team as the Open Publishing Librarian beginning … Continue reading