Statement of Virginia Research Library Deans and Directors on Endorsing the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts

Today, the MIT Libraries released a Framework for Publisher Contracts that outlines a compelling vision to guide future negotiations. The UVA Library joined with its partners in six other Virginia research libraries to issue the following statement endorsing MIT’s framework: … 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

Library Welcomes New Head of Technical Services

Whitney Buccicone recently joined the UVA Library as the Head of Special Collections Technical Services. Ms. Buccicone came to UVA from the Pacific Northwest, where she was Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to … Continue reading

University of Virginia Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Judith Thomas from the University of Virginia Library has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills, and community connections to lead successful … Continue reading

UVA Library, Association of Research Libraries Release White Paper on Copyright and Accessible Texts

Copyright law has built-in protections that recognize the civil rights of researchers and learners who need alternative formats to access information. That’s the conclusion of a new white paper, The Law and Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights and Copyrights, that … Continue reading