Library Opens Access to Early Folksong Recordings Collection

The University of Virginia Library has opened streaming access to a collection of early folksong recordings created between 1932 and 1938 by the Virginia Folklore Society (VFS). Recorded on aluminum discs, these represent one of the earliest folksong collection projects … Continue reading

Mira Waller to Join UVA Library as AUL for Research and Learning Services

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Mira Waller will join the Library as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning Services. Waller will begin at UVA on March 30, 2020. As AUL for Research and … Continue reading

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

Women’s Maker Program: Now accepting applications!

The application for the 2020 Women’s Maker Program is now open! Why is the Library doing a Women’s Maker Program? Despite decades of efforts to increase the number of women in science and engineering, women remain underrepresented in STEM majors … 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

Join us for National Voter Registration Day, September 24!

The Library is coordinating with a number of groups on Grounds to offer voter registration opportunities on Tuesday, September 24. You may not realize… ANY UVA student who is a citizen is permitted to register to vote in Virginia. If … Continue reading