The Academic Preservation Trust in the News—Long-Term Preservation of Academic and Research Content

How often do we assume that a step toward digital preservation is a step toward permanence? Do we ever consider that a physical book, subject to inevitable decay, will outlast a digital copy? According to an article, “Preventing a Digital … Continue reading

Using Erasers to Reveal

Conservator for Library Collections, Eliza Gilligan, has been collaborating with a team of experts from the humanities and natural sciences in a project designed by UVA medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger to study the origins of “uterine vellum,” a material used … Continue reading

Library Digitizes McGregor Collection

The Library is currently using a $245,000 grant from the McGregor Fund to digitize part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. According to a story in UVA Today, … Continue reading

“A Quiet War Against Time”

UVA Today features U.Va. Library Book Conservator Eliza Gilligan and her efforts to preserve an exceedingly rare eighteenth century botanical guide, Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful Plants Described in the Gardener’s Dictionary. Our copy was donated by the Rev. … Continue reading