Local news station NBC 29 featured the Library’s efforts to make vintage Daily Progress issues available online. Click on over to their website to see Bradley interviewed about the project.
Digital Curation Services, together with other Library departments and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, has been working to make early issues of the Daily Progress, Charlottesville’s local newspaper, available online. Microfilm from 1892 – 1923 has now been digitized and is available through the library’s online catalog. Read the news release: Library Digitally Preserves the Daily Progress and then view the collection guide: Daily Progress LibGuide and check out some of the digitized issues in Virgo: Daily Progress Online.
Part of Student Supervisor Jacob’s duties is monitoring the other students’ work and reminding them when steps are forgotten or not performed to his exacting standards. Now he’s figured out a way to burn some important digitization rules into their memories when he’s not even there: Digitization Memes!
With the beginning of the school year, we now have five new students learning the ropes in Digitization Services. Cissy Deng (English/Economics, 2015), James Perla (Interdiscipinary, 2015), Kaila Grenier (2016), Kay Song (Psychology/Economics 2014), and Taylor Krystkowiak (2016) have all begun training and are nearly done digitizing their first books. We’ll be keeping them, our six returning student workers and four volunteers busy this semester adding new volumes to the digital library. Be sure to keep up to date with some of our most interesting additions through Pinterest!
June 25, 2012
It’s now possible to upload digital materials to the Sullivan archive!
Check it out here: http://sullivan.lib.virginia.edu
June 22, 2012
The Chronicle interviews Bradley Daigle on the Library’s effort to archive materials relating to the resignation of President Sullivan. See the full story here: UVa Creates Archive Documenting Sullivan’s Resignation
June 21, 2012
“I believe we can all agree that we are experiencing a unique moment in both the history of the University of Virginia as well as the future of higher education. To that end, a small group has been formed to capture both the physical and the digital component of these historic events. We have been meeting with Caroline Walters, the University Records Officer, as well as the Faculty Senate to discuss the best means for objectively archiving these events.”
– Bradley Daigle, Director of Digital Curation Services/Digital Strategist for Special Collections
For more information about the Library’s effort, and to contribute materials, please visit: http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/small/sullivanresigns.html
Read a post by Gretchen Gueguen, the Library’s Digital Archivist, about the work she’s doing to capture the digital record of the recent events: “Teresa Sullivan’s Resignation: Collecting a Digital Archive”
June 4, 2012
Bradley Daigle, Director of Digital Curation Services, discusses preserving the scholarly record:[youtube]?