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

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 movies began—history for … Continue reading

A Personal Journey: Using the Digitized Daily Progress to Track Progress of School Desegregation

Mitch Farish, content editor for the University of Virginia Library, is a Charlottesville native and lover of history. When Phase II of the project to digitize back issues of the Daily Progress (from 1924 through 1964) went live on Virgo … Continue reading

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

Library Server Downtime During Spring Break

Most Library servers will undergo a security update this Friday, March 11, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. While the update is going on Virgo will be available for searching but will not be able to process renewals, recalls, Ivy … Continue reading

“Sister Talk”—New Streaming Audio in Virgo

The Library now has 93 episodes of Sister Talk, a joint radio production between WTJU and U.Va.’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality program (WGS), available as streaming audio in Virgo! Hosted by Anne Lane, former director of the WGS program, Sister Talk is … Continue reading