Updates on Alderman Renovation and Clemons Library Improvements

In an effort to keep communication lines open during these early days of renovation planning, “mini-newsletters” like this one will be periodically posted here, on the Library’s News page, and are simultaneously being circulated as bookmarks with a portion of … Continue reading

No Big Deal: FSU Cancels Elsevier Bundle, Citing Outdated Model and Out-of-Control Cost

The following article was written by Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler and posted on his behalf The Florida State University Library announced this week that they will no longer subscribe to the comprehensive bundle of journals (sometimes called … Continue reading

ReSounding World War I—Music Library Helps Explore Context of Era’s Tunes

On Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in the Garden Room in Hotel E of the Colonnade Club, the University of Virginia is hosting ReSounding the Archives, a concert and symposium that will feature the work of students bringing … Continue reading

Join the Library in Celebrating Preservation Week, April 22–28!

On April 18 the Library got a jump on Preservation Week (April 22–28) with an in-house demo of how to make iron gall ink—the most widely used ink from the middle ages to the early 20th century. UVA Book Conservator … Continue reading

UVA Library Contributes to Open Source Anthology of 18th & 19th Century Literature

According to an article in UVA Today, many students download online copies of public domain works when they’re assigned in class. After all, why pay for an expensive edition from the bookstore when you can have the book for free? … Continue reading

Hacking the Stacks—Using Virgo’s Purchase Request as an Engine of Social Change

In the wake of last summer’s white supremacist torchlight demonstration on the Lawn and the deadly “Unite the Right” rally, the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation (CSCL) came together to publish the Charlottesville Syllabus—an alternative media platform they hope will … Continue reading

The Library offers Mass Observation Online—Window into a Britain You Never Knew

England in the mid-20th century is the subject of the database Mass Observation Online. And now the raw data of daily life in Britain, compiled by the social research organization Mass Observation, is available through the Library, giving researchers a … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights 3D Printing in Scholars’ Lab

Library masters of 3D scanning and printing, Will Rourk and Ammon Shepherd of Scholar’s Lab, are featured prominently in the UVA Today article “Meet the Makers”—a survey of makerspaces that form a network across the Grounds of the University. Library … Continue reading

Some Special Collections Flat Files will be Unavailable in Spring 2018

Beginning April 2, 2018, some large-sized items will be temporarily unavailable from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Some maps, posters, large broadsides, genealogical charts, galleys, panoramic photographs, and architectural drawings will be moved off-site while new moveable … Continue reading

As Clemons Library Closes for the Summer, other Libraries Work to Lessen Impact

Clemons Library is closing this summer for an HVAC upgrade. The good news is that the Clemons collection will remain available. DVDs will stay in the building, protected from the heat and humidity by a stand alone AC and dehumidifier. … Continue reading