Ruth the Therapy Dog is coming to Fine Arts and Brown libraries during Exams

The Library’s favorite therapy dog, the Australian Shepherd/Lab mix Ruth, is returning to the Fine Arts Library and Brown Science & Engineering Library during exams with her human, Mary Brackett. If you’ve visited Ruth’s Facebook page, you know she wants … Continue reading

Please bear with us: Service Interruptions as Alderman Library prepares for Renovation

As the books move out of UVA’s central grounds library into Clemons Library and Ivy Stacks to make way for renovation, public services staff will move with the books to help people find what they need. Other staff who work … Continue reading

Library Resource has full Color, Archival Quality scans of Time and Life Magazines, including Ads

New! The Library offers full issues of Time and Life magazine online, cover to cover with all pictures and ads intact. Click “Research” at the top of the Library homepage; look in the A–Z list of online resources to find … Continue reading

Plans to Project Rotunda Planetarium began with discovery in Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

According to an article in UVA Today, a plan by Ph.D. candidates Neal Curtis, Samuel Lemley, and Madeline Zehnder’s to project an early 19th century chart of the heavens on the inner dome of UVA’s Rotunda began when they discovered … Continue reading

New Exhibition “What Lies Beneath: The Macabre and Spooktacular of Special Collections”

Cross-posted from Notes from Under Grounds, the blog of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Just a stone’s throw away from #13 West Range—the purported room of the University of Virginia’s masterful matriculate of the macabre, Edgar Allan … Continue reading

UVA Open Access Librarian Dave Ghamandi gives views on the business of Open Monographs in article

In the article “Subscribing to Open Monographs” from a recent issue of Inside Higher Ed, UVA Open Access Librarian Dave Ghamandi gives his assessment of efforts by MIT to use an $850,000 grant from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet … Continue reading

Library online resource Independent Voices offers access to alternative press

The UVA Library presents Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals. Funded by donors and libraries, the database is a work-in-progress, constantly expanding to include new special collections material from academic institutions across … Continue reading

Hyku Open Source Institutional Repository Development partnership awarded $1M Arcadia grant to improve open scholarship infrastructure

The University of Virginia is pleased to announce a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project. Through … Continue reading