UVA Today Features Article about Special Collections’ Miniature Book Exhibition

UVA Today recently ran a story on the “Eminent Miniatures” miniature book exhibition on display now in the 1st floor gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. According to the article, the exhibition was timed to coincide with … Continue reading

Join the Library in Celebrating Preservation Week, April 22–28!

On April 18 the Library got a jump on Preservation Week (April 22–28) with an in-house demo of how to make iron gall ink—the most widely used ink from the middle ages to the early 20th century. UVA Book Conservator … 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

Hacking the Stacks—Using Virgo’s Purchase Request as an Engine of Social Change

In the wake of last summer’s white supremacist torchlight demonstration on the Lawn and the deadly “Unite the Right” rally, the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation (CSCL) came together to publish the Charlottesville Syllabus—an alternative media platform they hope will … Continue reading

The SHAFR Guide Online: Your One-Stop Resource for U.S. Foreign Policy History

If you’re wondering where to find the best resources for your next paper on History or Politics, start with The SHAFR Guide Online: An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600—now available from the Library. The 2.1 million word … Continue reading

As Clemons Library Closes for the Summer, other Libraries Work to Lessen Impact

Clemons Library is closing this summer for an HVAC upgrade. The good news is that the Clemons collection will remain available. DVDs will stay in the building, protected from the heat and humidity by a stand-alone air conditioner and dehumidifier, … Continue reading

Alderman Inventory—Plans for Renovation are Making the Library a Better Place Today

While the bricks-and-mortar phase of Alderman renovation won’t be for a while yet, the necessity of relocating the stacks before the work starts has created an opportunity for a project that many library staffers have long wished for—finding books that … Continue reading

British History in the Popular Press—Online from the Library!

Lord Byron, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, the Bronte sisters, Dickens, Conan Doyle, Kipling, H. G. Wells, Colonialism, Socialism. Experience the panorama of cultural, social, and political change in Victorian England captured in the pages of Britain’s popular press—now available from … Continue reading

Photos of Construction Enlarging the Ivy Stacks Off-Grounds Shelving & Retrieval Facility

The crane that rolled onto the Ivy Stacks construction site to lift huge concrete panels into place, doubling the capacity of the Library’s off-site shelving and retrieval unit, is gone. Now there’s enough space to temporarily house a large portion … Continue reading