Preservation Statistics: Why gather them? How are they used?

From the archives… Kara says: In the spring of 2015, as chair of ALA’s Preservation and Reformatting Section, I was searching for a good topic for the Preservation Forum.  Having completed several preservation surveys in the past year, some well-crafted and … Continue reading

Not on Our Grounds: A University of Virginia Initiative to End Sexual Violence

The Library supports the “Not on Our Grounds” initiative, which aims to end sexual violence in our community through awareness campaigns, prevention education, and outreach efforts. On Fridays through October, you may see Library staff wearing “#HOOSsGotYourBack” t-shirts and buttons. … Continue reading

Library Web Downtime

On Saturday, August 22, from 6 to 8 a.m., many of the University Library servers and services including Workflows, Sirsi, and will be down for routine security patches. During the downtime Virgo will still be available but will be unable to show availability or do renewals. Workflows … Continue reading

Fall 2015 GIS Workshops

From making your first map to georeferencing and editing in ArcGIS, take control of your spatial data by taking one or more of our GIS workshops. Workshops are on Thursdays from 3-4 pm in Alderman’s electronic classroom adjacent to the … Continue reading

DataQ Now Live: A Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Academic Libraries

DataQ is now up and running. A collaborative knowledge-base of research data questions and answers curated for and by the library community, the DataQ platform lets the research community ask and search for answers to questions related to research data … Continue reading

R.I.P. Julian Bond, 1940-2015

The Library remembers H. Julian Bond, Civil Rights leader and long-time U.Va. professor, who died last Saturday at the age of 75. Bond was a legend of the Civil Rights movement long before he came to the University in 1992, where … Continue reading

Open Access: Helping Researchers Navigate Shifts to Funding Policies

“UVa has anticipated that public availability of full data from research — not just research papers — will be the next mandate to come down from funders.” Sherry Lake, librarian for data and computer science, is featured in this article … Continue reading