Need Journal access? We’ve got you covered.

There have been a lot of news stories in the past few years about the “big deals,” academic publishing, and its relationship to journal access in higher education, including here at UVA. And it’s true: what’s happening now is, well, … Continue reading

What to expect at the Library in fall 2021

Featured

Update: Beginning Monday, August 9, UVA is requiring masks in all indoor spaces, including libraries, regardless of a person’s vaccination status.    We are very excited that in August the Library will begin shifting back to more normal operations! By … Continue reading

LYRASIS grant to fund exploration of wayfinding technology

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has granted $19,223 to a Library team for “Open LiDAR for Accessibility Community & Schema Development.” The project will utilize the Library team’s expertise to explore apps designed for 3D scanning and robotics, and take advantage … Continue reading

Disparate objects UNITE! Preservation housing adventures in Mylar

This post was contributed by Nicole Royal, Preservation Projects Specialist at the UVA Library. It’s Preservation Week 2021! During this time, libraries and other cultural institutions across the nation highlight their work in the pursuit of preservation education and information. … Continue reading

“Federated Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education II” awarded a $1,175,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

By law, any material required for the education of a disabled student must be made accessible for them in a timely manner. In the United States, the legal obligation to provide accessible learning materials falls on individual educational institutions, and … Continue reading

There’s still time to try an RMC Creative Challenge — and congrats to our first winner, Deanna Sea!

The Robertson Media Center (RMC) in Clemons Library is sponsoring a series of creative challenges, and it’s not too late to enter. The RMC Creative Challenges provide step-by-step instructions for media projects, no experience required! Once you’ve tried it out, … Continue reading

VIVA Anti-Racism Webinar Series explores systemic racism in library practices

The following was contributed by Jennifer Roper, Director of Digital Strategies and co-chair of the VIVA Anti-Racism Task Force. This February, VIVA, Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium, launched a new webinar series intent on tackling the topic of building anti-racist practices … Continue reading

Kick off Women’s History Month with some great reads

Seeking more titles to stoke the ever-burning flames of your mind and heart? Look no further. Here are five diverse titles written by women to highlight Women’s History Month. Whether it’s satire, poetry, fiction, or memoir, there’s something here for … Continue reading