Bradley Daigle appointed Executive Director of the Academic Preservation Trust

The Academic Preservation Trust (http://aptrust.org) announced today that Bradley J. Daigle will become the consortium’s executive director on March 25, 2021. APTrust is an institutional-membership organization working together on the unique challenges of preserving rapidly increasing amounts of digital scholarly … Continue reading

Preserving Harmful Histories: Exploring the 1909 Time Capsule — A virtual event on Thursday, January 28

On March 15, 1909, a time capsule was placed in the base of a bronze statue on the grounds of Court Square in Albemarle County. The statue, known as “At Ready,” depicted a Confederate soldier, and the contents of the … Continue reading

Edmund Berkeley, Jr. (1937-2020)

We at the Library were saddened to hear of the death on December 29 of Edmund “Ned” Berkeley, Jr., University of Virginia alumnus, emeritus professor at UVA, and former director of the Library’s Special Collections department. After graduating from the … Continue reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service extended through spring 2021

The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provided by HathiTrust will continue through the spring 2021 semester. ETAS allows access to digital materials that correspond to physical books held by HathiTrust member institutions that have been forced to close or restrict … Continue reading

Unearthed: Examining the contents of a 111 year old time capsule

– Guest post by UVA Library Special Collections Conservator Sue Donovan On September 12, 2020, the time capsule underneath the “At Ready”/“Johnny Reb” statue in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse came out of the ground after crews had carefully … Continue reading

UVA librarians collaborate on international award-winning digital preservation project

Bradley Daigle and Lauren Work of the UVA Library are key members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) group, which has won the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation. The award, given … Continue reading

The Future of American Political Cartoons: A Symposium in Honor of Pat Oliphant

In 2018, the UVA Library acquired the archive of Pat Oliphant, a dazzling resource for future study of our most influential living cartoonist. Now retired, Oliphant is deeply concerned about the future of the genre he has influenced so profoundly. … Continue reading

Library’s Spanish-language COVID-19 guide serves as model for statewide engagement

When COVID-19 changed the academic landscape in March of 2020, UVA Library staff immediately reacted to new ways of supporting teaching and learning. Policies were rethought, new procedures were established, and staff set out to implement the unprecedented shift to … Continue reading

Virginia’s research libraries host virtual forum in advance of Elsevier negotiations

Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) … Continue reading