Phase II of the the Library’s Digitized Daily Progress Microfilm Archive Now Complete

The University Library has just announced it has completed Phase II in its project to digitize Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper and make all issues through 1964 viewable online in Virgo, the Library’s catalog. Phase I came about when Bradley Daigle—at … Continue reading

Nicole Royal Hired as Preservation Projects Specialist

The Library is pleased to welcome Nicole Royal as the new Preservation Projects Specialist in Preservation Services of Content Stewardship where she will guide a variety of preservation projects. She will begin on Monday, May 2. Nicole has previously worked … Continue reading

UVA Librarian Sherry Lake Selected by SHARE as Curation Associate

The Library is proud to announce that SHARE (Shared Access Research Ecosystem)—a “higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable”—has selected our own Sherry Lake, Scholarly Repository Librarian for Content Stewardship, … Continue reading

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