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University of Virginia Library Supports Digital Scholarship: Fifth Profile in ARL Series

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the fifth profile in a series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries. The latest installment in this series features the work of the University of Virginia (UVA) Library, which has facilitated e-scholarship in a variety of forms for more than 20 years.

The University of Virginia profile presents a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at UVA, focusing on the Scholars’ Lab (SLab), which was formed in 2006 by combining three separate units: the Electronic Text Center, the Geographical and Statistical Information Center, and Research Computing Support. The profile describes the current work of the Scholars’ Lab—including information about collaborations, staffing, training, and fellowships—and concludes with a discussion of challenges and solutions. Three selected projects are featured and linked to: Neatline, a suite of tools that enable storytelling with maps and timelines; Mapping the Catalogue of Ships, an interactive map of possible itineraries from Homer’s Iliad; and Take Back the Archive, an online archive of primary sources about sexual violence at UVA.

To read each of the profiles in this series as they are published throughout the summer, watch the ARL website, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to our e-mail news lists or the profiles RSS feed.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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