Congratulations to our 2017 graduates

Digital Production Group (DPG) celebrates and thanks our graduating students. This year six experienced students graduate, each of whom made unique contributions to DPG: Carter Bakkum, B.A., Economics / Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior minor Fiorella Barreto, S., Architecture | B.A., Architectural History Jay Epstein, A., Jewish Studies Victor Naturale (Student Supervisor), S., Biology Christine […]

Lost and Found

One of my favorite things about working here in DPG is the variety of material that I get to work with. Whether it’s newspaper clippings from the Civil War, hand-colored maps from the 1600s, or the personal effects of famous authors, we do get to see some very interesting items come through our door on […]

Stephen Crane’s Manuscript: “The Red Badge of Courage, an Episode of the American Civil War”

Digital Production Group (DPG) recently added Stephen Crane’s hand-written manuscript of “The Red Badge of Courage, an Episode of the American Civil War” ( to the UVa Library’s Digital Library. The manuscript is part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, held by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at University of Virginia. A […]

Congratulations to our graduating students

With May 2016 commencement, Digital Production Group (DPG) loses eleven highly experienced and accomplished student employees.  We congratulate them on the completion of their successful UVa careers and wish them well in their new endeavors.  Graduating this spring are: Divya Babu, BSN, Nursing Kaila Grenier (DPG student supervisor), BS, Biomedical Engineering Allison Hackel, BS, Civil […]

Staying current with the digitized McGregor Library

Digital Production Group (DPG) has now digitized over 200 items on early European exploration of the Americas from the Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History.  With more in progress, you may wonder the best way to find all these digitized treasures and keep track of this constantly growing collection. To facilitate this we recently […]

College Topics Rotunda Fire Anniversary

November 4th, 2015 120 years ago today, on November 4th, 1895, the Cavalier Daily (then called College Topics) released a special edition report of the fire that engulfed the Rotunda in the week prior: College Topics Volume VII, Number 4. Today, we’re excited to release the fully-scanned version of the six page report, which includes descriptions […]

Digital Preservation of Steve Keene’s WTJU art

Digital Production Group recently digitized for preservation purposes 29 original paintings by artist Steve Keene, who attributes his time as a DJ for University of Virginia radio station WTJU in the early 1990s as the biggest influence on his work.1 Through the station he came to know and work with a variety of musicians for […]

Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Discovery”

Recently digitized as part of the McGregor Grant digitization project, this title page includes an image of a headless human form representing one of Walter Raleigh’s beliefs from his exploration of Guiana and the Northern part of South America in 1595. Both these images appear in “Die Funffte kurtze wunderbare beschreibung, dess Goldreichen Konigreichs Guianae […]

Adam Newman, student staff, departs for Fulbright scholarship in India

Thanks to a Fulbright scholarship, Adam Newman, PhD candidate in Religious Studies, is leaving the Digital Production Group (DPG) in July for India, his fourth trip to the country as part of his research in Hinduism. He’s been with DPG since August 2014 and brought to the work a special appreciation of the book as […]

Digital Production Group instructs Rare Book School Classes

In recent weeks Digital Production Group (DPG) has provided tours and instruction on digitization workflows and best practices for two Rare Book School classes, Digital Approaches to Bibliography & Book History and XML in Action:  Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts. After an overview by Christina Deane, head of DPG, several student employees demonstrated specific […]