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

Building the “Unite the Right Rally and Community Response Collection” at the University of Virginia Library

Even before the events of last August 11–12 were done unfolding, the Library was gathering both physical and digital materials related to the weekend when white supremacists marched on the Lawn and in and around Charlottesville and left our community … Continue reading

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

From old-time 78 rpm blues to early rock; from new orchestral compositions to minimalist, electroacoustic experiments, the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) has something for everyone, and invites listeners on a journey through the history of recorded sound. DRAM … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights 3D Printing in Scholars’ Lab

Library experts on 3D scanning and printing, Will Rourk and Ammon Shepherd of Scholar’s Lab, are featured prominently in the UVA Today article “Meet the Makers”—a survey of makerspaces that form a network across the Grounds of the University. Library … Continue reading

Alderman Inventory—Plans for Renovation are Making the Library a Better Place Today

While the bricks-and-mortar phase of Alderman renovation won’t be for a while yet, the necessity of relocating the stacks before the work starts has created an opportunity for a project that many library staffers have long wished for—finding books that … Continue reading

Library Hosts Workshops for Endangered Data Week, February 26–March 1

The UVA Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week 2018 (February 26–March 2), a collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, (1) to shed light on public … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

Hidden in Plain Sight: Book Traces @ UVA, a CLIR Hidden Collections Project

From the archives… Book Traces @ UVA was a large-scale project to find and record historical readers’ interventions in the circulating collections of the University of Virginia Library, focusing on volumes published before 1923. The project started in early 2015 … Continue reading