Topic: Library

Nevermore

Nevermore

The stolen treasures of Alderman Library

The purloined treasures of the library vault: an inside look at a suspected inside job.

Spring 2019

Library Renewal

Library Renewal

Alderman plans a $160M next edition, with a new back cover

How the planned $160M renovation of Alderman stacks up.

Spring 2019

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

Exhaustive exhibit at UVA shows the full life of the Southern author

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.

Summer 2017

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

May 14, 2015

Telling Stories, Digitally

Telling Stories, Digitally

Bethany Nowviskie, director of digital research & scholarship at the UVA library and director of the Scholars' Lab, discusses digital storytelling and what the online age has meant for the humanities.

January 19, 2015

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of all...

Fall 2014

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

History Lesson

History Lesson

McGregor Library provides firsthand look at America's past

The McGregor Library is a treasure trove of American history housed "under Grounds."

Fall 2013

Born Digital

Born Digital

UVA archivists grapple with how to curate electronic and online materials

What if an author donates a collection of work on a floppy disk? Or a hard drive that only runs Frogger and WordPerfect?

Summer 2013

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Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power

Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.