Congratulations to our graduating student employees

Digital Curation Services (DCS) congratulates the graduating members of our student staff and thanks them for their contributions to successful digitization of numerous rare books, images, and manuscripts from the University of Virginia Library Special Collections: Sanchay Gupta, Computer Engineering Shannon Hees, Environmental Science and Economics Chelsea Kenney, Sociology Caitlin Secrist, Communication Disorders and Spanish […]

100th McGregor Library Volume Digitized

We have reached the 100th volume milestone in the digitization of McGregor Library rare books on early European exploration of the Americas.  Focusing initially on the non-English language works from the earliest in the collection (1475) to approximately 1675, the project, funded by the McGregor Foundation, aims to provide access to materials heretofore unavailable in […]

The Tracy W. McGregor Library – A Successful Launch

  Digitization of the Tracy W. McGregor Library is well underway.  More than 50 volumes related to the early exploration of the New World are now available online through the University of Virginia’s digital library.   Click on the link to explore a specific title: Ptolemy, active 2nd century.  Cosmographia, 1475 Pius II, Pope, 1405-1464. […]

Volvelles in the McGregor Library

Several volumes recently scanned as part of the McGregor Foundation’s digitization grant feature volvelles. And what is a volvelle? At its simplest, a volvelle comprises multilayered discs or dials that rotate above the page. The parts of the volvelle were printed on dedicated pages so that the reader could cut, remove, and assemble them on the appropriate […]

McGregor Library Digitization Underway

We recently posted that the UVa Library had received a very generous grant from the McGregor Foundation to digitize a number of volumes from the McGregor Library, which includes many rare and historically significant books related to the European exploration of the New World. The Library was collected by Detroit philanthropist Tracy W. McGregor and […]

Chronicle: Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive

Digital Curation Services staff were featured in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article on the challenges of preserving born-digital scholarship: Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive. The article describes the work that DCS director Bradley Daigle, together with Matthew Stephens, Sustaining Digital Scholarship Programmer, and Lorrie Chisholm, Content Migration Specialist, have done to steward […]

University of Virginia Library Tweeting Broadcast Wire Chronicling Shooting of JFK

Digital Curation Services, part of the University of Virginia Library, will be “live-tweeting” a transcript of the broadcast wire from a United Press International teletype machine in Jacksonville Florida chronicling the shooting and death of President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963. The Reporting came from Merriman Smith, the UPI White House reporter and dean […]

McGregor Fund Awards Grant to Library

The McGregor Fund has awarded the University of Virginia Library a $245,000 grant to support a three-year effort to digitize a significant portion of the McGregor Library. The McGregor Library of American History was donated in 1938 by the McGregor Foundation. The Library includes many rare and historically significant books related to the European exploration […]

DCS Volunteer Wins Library’s 2013 Ribble Award

Patricia Price, a Digital Curation Services volunteer since 2011, was given the Ribble Award for outstanding volunteer service at a reception yesterday. Patricia was the Library’s first remote volunteer, contributing authorized names to the UVa Visual History collection. After moving to Charlottesville from Washington, D.C., she continues to contribute to the work of the department […]