UVA Today Article Highlights Library Collaboration with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

An article in UVA Today offers additional details about the Library’s efforts announced here to enhance the visibility of The HistoryMakers—the largest digital archive of oral African-American history in existence. The project, funded by a new $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

Library Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Support Charlottesville-Area Equity Atlas in University Collaboration with Community

The University of Virginia Library is embarking on a new effort to collaborate with the larger Charlottesville community and a University Equity Initiative to imagine and co-create a Charlottesville-Area Regional Equity Atlas, a platform to combine, visualize, and make accessible … Continue reading

Library Course Enrichment Grants awarded to UVA faculty

From Judy Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs:  This year the Library offered Course Enrichment Grants to six faculty who plan to partner to with Library staff to integrate information, data, or digital literacies into their courses. We are pleased to … 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

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

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

Preserving the George Frederick Holmes Collection

From the archives… In 1898, former students of Professor George Frederick Holmes raised $3,000 to acquire his library of over 3,000 books for the University of Virginia Library. This successful effort by alumni was one of the most significant contributions … Continue reading

Preserving Jefferson’s Architectural Drawings with a Grant from the Jefferson Trust

From the archives…  In February 2009, the Jefferson Trust awarded the University of Virginia Library a generous grant to support the conservation treatment of Thomas Jefferson’s original architectural drawings of his plans for an Academical Village. These invaluable documents from … Continue reading