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

Library Conservation Lab named one of UVA’s “Certified Green Labs”

The Library’s Conservation Lab received a notable award this week, as the lab was named a member of the first class of UVA Certified Green Labs. Sue Donovan, Conservator, manages the lab and monitors temperature, water purification systems, and specialty … Continue reading

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

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

Fourth Year Library Student Employee Sarah Hesler Awarded Graduate Assistantship to Attend University of Maryland’s I-School

UVA Library student worker Sarah Hesler is off to the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) this fall to get her masters in library and information science. While there, she will serve as a Graduate Assistant in the Preservation Department of the … Continue reading

Preservation Week 2019

The Preservation Department at UVA Library invites you to celebrate Preservation Week 2019 with us. Highlights: Tuesday April 23rd 10:30-12 Mount Vernon Room: Boxmaking for your Personal Treasures with Nicole Royal. Because of the size of the room, there will … 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

Adventures in Conservation: Our 2018 Summer Conservation Intern

Sara Belasco spent four weeks in the Library’s conservation lab gaining new skills and learning about how conservation fits into the larger library program.  We asked her to share a few words about her experience. This summer I was a … Continue reading