“Building a National Finding Aid Network”: UVA Library to Partner IMLS on IMLS-Funded Collaborative Research and Development Initiative

The California Digital Library has announced a $982,175 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS – National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant program) to conduct a two-year research and demonstration project designed to build the foundation for … Continue reading

“On These Grounds” Digital Initiative to Describe the History of Enslavement at Colleges and Universities Receives Funding From the Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a grant of $550,000 to support the first phase of the “On These Grounds” project (https://onthesegrounds.org/), a digital initiative to describe the history of enslavement found in archival materials … Continue reading

University of Virginia’s Emergency Digital Collecting Toolkit Sees Increased Usage During Pandemic

The Emergency Digital Collecting Toolkit, created by the University of Virginia and funded by the LYRASIS Catalyst Grant Program, is helping libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This toolkit provides resources and instructions on implementing … Continue reading

Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Completion and Expansion of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $600,000 to complete the work of establishing the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative. For this final phase … Continue reading

UVA Today highlights Library project to Digitize Field Recordings of Traditional Folk Ballads

A featured article in UVA Today, “Digging into the Archives, UVA Library Brings Old Folksong Recordings to Light,” tells about a Library project to digitize 1930s field recordings of traditional Virginia ballad singers. The recordings, mostly of Appalachian singers, many … Continue reading

3 Cavaliers: Marginalia Project Uncovers “Ghosts” and Sheds Light on Past Readers

3 Cavaliers interviewed Andrew M. Stauffer, Caroline Janney, and Kristin H. Jensen, of the Book Traces Project. The project fosters: “Discovery of and research upon previously-unnoticed marginalia in 19th-century books on academic library shelves in Virginia; emphasis on reading and … Continue reading