“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

Library Welcomes New Head of Technical Services

Whitney Buccicone recently joined the UVA Library as the Head of Special Collections Technical Services. Ms. Buccicone came to UVA from the Pacific Northwest, where she was Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s new short story was never ‘lost’ – so why is the media saying it was ‘just discovered’?

Archivists put an immense amount of work into organizing, digitizing and maintaining repositories. AP Photo/Matt Dunham Bethany Anderson, University of Virginia The recent publication of Sylvia Plath’s short story “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” has been met with much … Continue reading

New University Archivist Bethany Anderson Joining Special Collections Staff October 22

The Library is pleased to announce that Bethany Anderson will join the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library as the new University Archivist on October 22. Bethany comes to the Library from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where … Continue reading

UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a … Continue reading

“From Latent Data to Active Knowledge Making”—an Interview with Brenda Gunn

On March 10th, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Preservation, Brenda Gunn, joined husband-and-wife team Geof Huth and Karen Trivette for a far-ranging discussion on their podcast An Archivist’s Tale. The interview covered how Gunn’s mentor David Gracy and … Continue reading

Brenda Gunn to Join Library as Head of Archives and Special Collections

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Brenda Gunn, currently the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Archivist for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, will join the Library as Associate University … Continue reading