The Library offers Documentary film “Charlottesville” about events of August 2017

The University of Virginia Library has recently purchased the streaming rights to Paul Tait Roberts’ documentary film Charlottesville, about events leading to and following the deadly “Unite the Right Rally” of August 12, 2017. This collaboration between public television and … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights Library Collaboration with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

An article in UVA Today offers additional details about the Library’s efforts announced here to enhance the visibility of The HistoryMakers—the largest digital archive of oral African-American history in existence. The project, funded by a new $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon … 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

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

With IIIF the Library offers Unprecedented Access to Digital Archives

The Library is making it easier to study archives at UVA and other institutions by providing access to images that had once been viewable only with locally built applications. UVA’s participation in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) means that … Continue reading

Students, Let the SourceDorks Help You with Research—They’re not Librarians, They’re your Peers!

Think it’s too early to start on your term paper? It’s mid-semester and the clock is ticking. So why wait until the panic sets in? Come to Clemons Library and let the SourceDorks help you get started right. The SourceDorks … Continue reading

New! LibraOpen Offers a World of Options for Promoting UVA Scholarship

The University of Virginia’s scholarly repository, Libra, is expanding! Now there’s LibraOpen, the newest addition to Libra’s suite of open access services, offering more options for getting your scholarship out to the public. LibraOpen now accepts a broad range of … Continue reading

Ivy Stacks Continues Service Uninterrupted During New Construction

The Library’s Ivy Stacks off-Grounds retrieval facility is not only expanding, it’s getting better. A new addition that will double Ivy Stacks’ capacity is being built with massive tilt-up concrete panels lifted into place by crane. The insulation inside the … Continue reading

Library Video Resource Highlights Achievements of Pioneer African American Filmmakers

The latest Library video resource—Kino Lorber’s DVD set Pioneers of African-American Cinema—raises the curtain on the “race film” industry that flourished in African-American communities from the beginning of feature film production to the 1940s. In early American cinema, black people … Continue reading