John Unsworth Speaks on 20th Century Bestsellers at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth will appear today, March 22, at noon in the James Madison Regional Library on East Market Street to help kick off the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book (March 22–26). His talk … Continue reading

The Library’s Video Collection Features Pioneering Films that Inspire the Digital Age

The Oscars have been awarded; fans no doubt are discussing the merits of the winners and losers, perhaps asking questions about the future growth and development of the movies. It’s a discussion that’s been going on since the movies began. … Continue reading

The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Notes Written in the Margins of Books Highlight Love Across Time in “Book Traces @ UVA”

This Valentine’s Day, UVA Today offers an article “Love in the Margins” about notes that lovers have inadvertently bequeathed us in the Book Traces @ UVA project—an effort to create an archive of books from the Library’s collection that have … Continue reading

Special Collections presents Mini-Exhibition on “Black Girlhood”

As part of UVA’s observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library opens a mini-exhibition, “The Sounds and Silences of Black Girlhood,” today, January 27, in the First Floor Gallery of the Harrison Institute … Continue reading

Peter Kaufman to Speak about the Challenges of Open Educational Resources at Harrison/Small

The Library welcomes Peter Kaufman—author, educator, film producer, and advocate of open educational resources—who will speak on “Knowledge Production and Free Licenses: Challenges and Benefits for the Modern University” in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections … Continue reading

Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler has Advice for U.S. Copyright Office and Congress

In a new article, “Library Experts Weigh in On Next Register of Copyrights” (Library Journal 1/12/2017), UVA Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler joins with Harvard University Copyright Advisor Kyle K. Courtney; Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Mary Minow; … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Comes to Harrison/Small to Sign Executive Order Barring Discrimination

On January 15th, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe—visiting UVA for a retreat at the Frank Batten School of Leadership—chose the auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library to sign Executive Order 61. The new rule requires that future state contracting … Continue reading