The Washington Post: 4 million cards. 4,000 drawers. And a whole lot of paper cuts. A coalition of book lovers rushes to save U-Va.’s card catalogue.

The Washington Post: 4 million cards. 4,000 drawers. And a whole lot of paper cuts. A coalition of book lovers rushes to save U-Va.’s card catalogue.. “They’d just finished setting up projectors to create a replica of the planetarium Thomas Jefferson had envisioned spanning the University of Virginia’s Rotunda dome when Neal Curtis and Sam Lemley stopped. They looked at each other. And they decided they had to come up with a plan — immediately They walked into the school’s Alderman Library and promised they wouldn’t leave that night until they had found a way to save the old card catalogue.”

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community. “The open-source online platform, Autism DRIVE (Data System for Research Integration, Visualization and Exchange), houses a registry of upcoming, ongoing and completed research studies taking place at UVA…. Autism DRIVE also includes a directory of more than 900 resources relevant to autism from across Virginia. The resources are carefully curated to serve families and adults with autism, as well as professionals serving individuals and families with autism.”

Cavalier Daily: Mapping Cville Project launches crowdsourcing phase to create map of housing discrimination origins

Cavalier Daily: Mapping Cville Project launches crowdsourcing phase to create map of housing discrimination origins . “The project aims to develop an interactive digital map of past and present inequities in Charlottesville, and its first layer will show housing discrimination origins by plotting every deed in the City that contains a racially restrictive covenant — clauses within property deeds that restricted the sale of properties to only white residents and often explicitly prohibited sales to African-Americans.”

UVA Today: Miller Center Announces Barack Obama Oral History Project

UVA Today: Miller Center Announces Barack Obama Oral History Project. “The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, home to the nation’s longest-running nonpartisan presidential oral history program, announced today that it has begun work on its next major project: a comprehensive oral history of the Barack Obama administration.”

University of Virginia: UVA Library, UVA Press Partner To Make Original Scholarship Freely Available

University of Virginia: UVA Library, UVA Press Partner To Make Original Scholarship Freely Available. “Students and parents often and understandably object to the high cost of textbooks, and colleges and universities also incur high costs to make academic research in scholarly journals available to students and faculty alike. It’s a problem that affects everyone – students, researchers and scholars, the colleges and universities where they work, and the public who often have no easy access to the latest studies. A new partnership at the University of Virginia aims to solve these problems and to make new knowledge more readily available – and free.”

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. “The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a two-year $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the University of Virginia. This effort will help to ensure that The HistoryMakers Digital Archive becomes a canonical research tool in the academic community.”

UVA Today: You’ll Want To Check Out This New Prediction Tool Before The Midterm Elections

UVA Today: You’ll Want To Check Out This New Prediction Tool Before The Midterm Elections. “As November’s 2018 midterm elections near, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics has rolled out a new forecasting tool to help Americans track and predict congressional and gubernatorial races in all 50 states and address polling concerns raised by the 2016 presidential election. The center, founded and directed by University Professor of Politics Larry J. Sabato, partnered with the nonpartisan public opinion research firm Ipsos to launch the 2018 Political Atlas on Tuesday.”