Book Traces Awarded a $110,000 Planning Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $110,000 to the University of Virginia in support of strategic planning for the Book Traces project. The grant will support a one-year effort to scale the project to regional and national levels. Led … Continue reading

Fourth Year Library Student Employee Sarah Hesler Awarded Graduate Assistantship to Attend University of Maryland’s I-School

UVA Library student worker Sarah Hesler is off to the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) this fall to get her masters in library and information science. While there, she will serve as a Graduate Assistant in the Preservation Department of the … Continue reading

Tyler Magill is the Recipient of the American Library Association’s 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage

Tyler Magill of the University of Virginia Library has been awarded the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage for his actions on the night of August 11, 2017 in response to white supremacists marching at the … Continue reading

The Sneak Reviews Collection Is Ready for Check-Out

Charlottesville residents and former UVA students may remember Sneak Reviews—a beloved video rental store known for its collection of art and cult films, indie films, documentaries, foreign films, classic films, and critically-acclaimed television shows. It was just down Ivy Road … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s new short story was never ‘lost’ – so why is the media saying it was ‘just discovered’?

Archivists put an immense amount of work into organizing, digitizing and maintaining repositories. AP Photo/Matt Dunham Bethany Anderson, University of Virginia The recent publication of Sylvia Plath’s short story “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” has been met with much … Continue reading

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

The population of students with disabilities at institutions of higher education has increased substantially over the past few decades and many of those have print disabilities, including the largest subgroup, those with learning disabilities. Students with print disabilities require text … Continue reading

UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a … Continue reading

Introducing the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation

The following is cross-posted from The Taper, the blog of Copyright and Information Policy at the UVA Library from Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy. ************ Sep 24, 2018 I’m really excited about this. Today the Association of Research Libraries is … Continue reading