Topic: Library

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

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten Treasures

["Borges in Charlottesville," Summer 2012] was a most enjoyable and informative article. It lacks only fuller references to the invaluable contributions of Jared Loewenstein to the...

Fall 2012

Signs of the Time

Signs of the Time

Library Archives Signs, Aritcles and Online Content from the Events of June

Gretchen Gueguen, a digital archivist in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, was out of the office in the days immediately following President Sullivan's resignation. But...

Fall 2012

Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

Letters in Special Collections document the Civil War day by day

New blog documents the Civil War in letters, day by day, exactly 150 years later.

Summer 2012

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Highlights

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.