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

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

Digital Yoknapatawpha Project Panel Discussion in Harrison-Small, April 13

Please join us on Thursday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. in the Byrd-Morris Room of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library for a panel discussion, “Digital Yoknapatawpha: Collaboratively Recreating Faulkner’s County.” Directors of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project—UVA English … Continue reading

The Library’s New Online Civil War Database Opens Vast Collection of Primary Sources

The new Library online resource Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army offers researchers the most comprehensive documentary picture available of the American Civil War. Documents include courts-martial case files; papers related to courts of … Continue reading

The Library Celebrates the Career of Senator John Warner & Donation of His Papers in Harrison-Small, April 6

On Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, former Senator John W. Warner joins Director of the Center for Politics, and University Professor, Larry Sabato, in a conversation about … Continue reading

John Unsworth Speaks on 20th Century Bestsellers at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth will appear today, March 22, at noon in the James Madison Regional Library on East Market Street to help kick off the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book (March 22–26). His talk … Continue reading

The Library’s Video Collection Features Pioneering Films that Inspire the Digital Age

The Oscars have been awarded; fans no doubt are discussing the merits of the winners and losers, perhaps asking questions about the future growth and development of the movies. It’s a discussion that’s been going on since the movies began. … Continue reading

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

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