Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation coming in 2018

Our cultural heritage is in danger. Not only are digital files decaying, the software that was created to access older files is often out of print and in need of preservation. There are limits, however, to what institutions like UVA … Continue reading

Ivy Stacks Continues Service Uninterrupted During New Construction

The Library’s Ivy Stacks off-Grounds retrieval facility is not only expanding, it’s getting better. A new addition that will double Ivy Stacks’ capacity is being built with massive tilt-up concrete panels lifted into place by crane. The insulation inside the … Continue reading

C-SPAN’s Charlottesville Visit Showcases Library’s Special Collections and Knowledgeable Staff

In March C-SPAN sent a crew to Charlottesville as part of the cable network’s 2017 Local Content Vehicle Tour to cover the history and literary life of American cities. In addition to a video chat with poet Rita Dove, and … 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

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

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

Gift to Special Collections Sheds Light on Only Significant Civil War Engagement in Albemarle County

The family of Raymond Shaw, deceased—UVA graduate, biology teacher, and passionate Civil War collector—recently donated Confederate artifacts excavated nearly 50 years ago to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The relics of military life are from a Confederate … Continue reading

A Personal Journey: Using the Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm to Track Desegregation of Charlottesville Schools

Mitch Farish, content editor for the University of Virginia Library, is a Charlottesville native and lover of history. When Phase II of the project to digitize back issues of the Daily Progress (from 1924 through 1964) went live on Virgo … Continue reading