The Library Offers Historic Recordings in the Database of Recorded American Music!

From recordings of old-time 78 rpm blues and Tin-Pan Alley hits to early rock; from modern jazz and new orchestral compositions to minimalist, electroacoustic experiments, the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) has something for everyone, and invites listeners on … Continue reading

The Library Introduces Aperio Journals—Opening Research to the World!

Imagine an academic environment where publishers don’t charge to process articles, and students never have to pass up a course because textbooks are too expensive. The Library and the University of Virginia Press have joined forces to make the dream … Continue reading

Updates on Alderman Renovation and Clemons Library Improvements

In an effort to keep communication lines open during these early days of renovation planning, “mini-newsletters” like this one will be periodically posted here, on the Library’s News page, and are simultaneously being circulated as bookmarks with a portion of … Continue reading

No Big Deal: FSU Cancels Elsevier Bundle, Citing Outdated Model and Out-of-Control Cost

The following article was written by Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler and posted on his behalf The Florida State University Library announced this week that they will no longer subscribe to the comprehensive bundle of journals (sometimes called … Continue reading

ReSounding World War I—Music Library Helps Explore Context of Era’s Tunes

On Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in the Garden Room in Hotel E of the Colonnade Club, the University of Virginia is hosting ReSounding the Archives, a concert and symposium that will feature the work of students bringing … Continue reading

Join the Library in Celebrating Preservation Week, April 22–28!

On April 18 the Library got a jump on Preservation Week (April 22–28) with an in-house demo of how to make iron gall ink—the most widely used ink from the middle ages to the early 20th century. UVA Book Conservator … Continue reading

UVA Library Contributes to Open Source Anthology of 18th & 19th Century Literature

According to an article in UVA Today, many students download online copies of public domain works when they’re assigned in class. After all, why pay for an expensive edition from the bookstore when you can have the book for free? … Continue reading

Hacking the Stacks—Using Virgo’s Purchase Request as an Engine of Social Change

In the wake of last summer’s white supremacist torchlight demonstration on the Lawn and the deadly “Unite the Right” rally, the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation (CSCL) came together to publish the Charlottesville Syllabus—an alternative media platform they hope will … Continue reading

Carmelita Pickett Appointed as AUL for Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy at UVA Library

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Carmelita Pickett will join its senior administration as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy, beginning in July, 2018. Described as both “wise and diligent” in the … Continue reading