“Federated Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education II” awarded a $1,175,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

By law, any material required for the education of a disabled student must be made accessible for them in a timely manner. In the United States, the legal obligation to provide accessible learning materials falls on individual educational institutions, and … Continue reading

UVA Parents Fund grant will support Clemons Library space redesign

With support from the UVA Parents Fund, staff from the UVA Library’s Teaching and Learning team will create a new outreach space in Clemons that will focus on student art and multimedia work, boost the library’s popular reading collection, and … Continue reading

There’s still time to try an RMC Creative Challenge — and congrats to our first winner, Deanna Sea!

The Robertson Media Center (RMC) in Clemons Library is sponsoring a series of creative challenges, and it’s not too late to enter. The RMC Creative Challenges provide step-by-step instructions for media projects, no experience required! Once you’ve tried it out, … Continue reading

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

Library spaces currently closed; Item pickup available

The University’s move to restricted operations means that study and work spaces in Clemons and Brown Library will be temporarily closed. Item pickup available at Clemons Beginning February 17, all items requested for pickup will be moved to Clemons Library. … Continue reading

For faculty: Applications now open for Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprints

Course Enrichment Grants and Research Sprint applications are now open to UVA faculty. Research Sprints offer faculty the opportunity to partner with a team of expert librarians on a specific project or component of a broader project. The intention is … 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