Spooktacular events in the Library

What a year! We’re publishing some stories about the biggest happenings from the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Halloween this year is certainly different from usual, though the Library is circulating some rad craft kits for the holiday (sorry — all have … Continue reading

Accessibility central to Library work

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month — and marks 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is civil rights legislation, originally passed in 1990, which led to marked improvements for equal access and opportunity … Continue reading

The Future of American Political Cartoons: A Symposium in Honor of Pat Oliphant

In 2018, the UVA Library acquired the archive of Pat Oliphant, a dazzling resource for future study of our most influential living cartoonist. Now retired, Oliphant is deeply concerned about the future of the genre he has influenced so profoundly. … Continue reading

Off-Grounds students: Please fill out the census!

Every 10 years, as directed by the U.S. Constitution, the American government attempts to count every person in residence in the country. Students who live in apartments or houses (even if you are no longer there because of COVID-19) should … Continue reading

Open Access Policies, Big Deals, and Equity

Guest post from Brandon Butler, UVA Library Director of Information Policy. Cross-posted from The Taper.  For this final post for Open Access Week 2019, I’d like to focus on one of the oldest and (IMO) coolest tricks in the open access … Continue reading

Rules for Making Big Deals – Inside Higher Ed

The University of Virginia, along with six other Virginia research libraries and many others outside the state, has endorsed MIT’s “Framework for Publisher Contracts”, released earlier this week. The framework sets forth guiding principles for negotiating contracts supporting open-access practices. … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Aperio, UVA’s open access press

This week’s guest post comes from Dave Ghamandi, Open Publishing Librarian, and gives an update on the work he’s doing at Aperio, the open access publishing house that lives at the UVA Library. Cross-posted from The Taper.  The Journal of Modern Philosophy … Continue reading

Open Access Week: Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing with Open Data

Today’s OA Week Guest Post is by Sherry Lake, our scholarly repository librarian. For the last several years, Sherry has been focused on data sharing, supporting UVA researchers in managing their data and sharing it with our data repository, LibraData. For today’s … Continue reading

Maggie Nunley: Librarian for Computer Science and Engineering & Society

Subject Liaisons are librarians who focus on specific topics. They have a robust knowledge of library resources and are happy to assist with research and answer questions, large and small!  Today we’re interviewing Maggie Nunley, who is a Teaching and … Continue reading

Open Access Week: OA Deposit Can Help Turn the Tide Against Extractive Research

Our first guest post for OA Week 2019 is by Rebecca Cooper Coleman, Research Librarian for Architecture. Rebecca’s work on a regional equity atlas started from a recognition of the long-running problem of universities engaging with their communities in a way … Continue reading