Stan Gunn appointed Executive Director of IT at the University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library is very pleased to announce that Stan Gunn will become its Executive Director of Information Technology on December 3, 2018. He will report to the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, John Unsworth, and he … Continue reading

New University Archivist Bethany Anderson Joining Special Collections Staff October 22

The Library is pleased to announce that Bethany Anderson will join the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library as the new University Archivist on October 22. Bethany comes to the Library from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where … Continue reading

Going Back to Go Forward—Jacqueline Battalora Explores Significance of the term “White People”

Why does a former Chicago cop think it’s important to know that the term “white people” didn’t exist in America as a matter of law until 1681? What social and economic forces in colonial America invented a category of human … Continue reading

Bibliographical Society of UVA Announces Battestin Fellowships for Grad Student Summer Research

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased to announce its seventh round of Battestin Fellowships, a program of summer fellowships in bibliographical and textual studies, named in honor of Martin Battestin, former Professor of English at UVA, … 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

HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials

Since 2011 the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has been developing tools to promote “non-consumptive research” of its 4 billion pages of public domain material—University Librarian John Unsworth has long been a practitioner of text-mining. As a member of the HTRC … 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

UVA Library Is Teaming with JMRL to Digitize Local Home Movies and Curate a Screening for Home Movie Day 2018

The University of Virginia Library and Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) Central branch are preparing to celebrate Home Movie Day 2018 on Saturday, October 20. Home Movie Day events are held worldwide every year to celebrate the stories and memories captured … Continue reading

Library Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Support Charlottesville-Area Equity Atlas in University Collaboration with Community

The University of Virginia Library is embarking on a new effort to collaborate with the larger Charlottesville community and a University Equity Initiative to imagine and co-create a Charlottesville-Area Regional Equity Atlas, a platform to combine, visualize, and make accessible … Continue reading

Massive Alderman inventory project eases discovery of Library collections

Summer at the Library is always filled with a rich array of happenings, large and small. We’ve hosted high school interns, gotten a peek at the Library’s future, launched an open access publishing service, and had rich experiences alongside our … Continue reading