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U.Va. Professor Wins $1.4M Grant to Record, Preserve Ancient Culture of Bhutan

In the News: UVa’s Professor David Germano, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, has been awarded a new, $1.4M grant by the Arcadia Fund to fund a collaborative project to preserve Bhutan’s oral heritage through audio and video recordings.
He is also the co-director of the Tibet Center and of SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities & Arts Network of Technological Initiatives).

For the complete article, go to: https://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-professor-wins-14m-grant-record-preserve-ancient-culture-bhutan.

U.Va. Library Launches Online Archive of Historical TV News Footage

Launched This Week: Part of the University of Virginia Library‘s  audiovisual archive of original WSLS TV news films clips from Virginia’s civil rights era (1951-1971) is available online to the public through UVa library’s online catalog, Virgo — just follow this link to step back in time.

For the complete article, go to: http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-library-launches-online-archive-historical-tv-news-footage.

U.Va. Press Launches Website Offering Free Access to Founding Fathers’ Papers

Launched June 12, 2013: The University of Virginia Press’s new website: “Founders Online” — a website offering free access to the papers of six  important historical figures from America’s founding era: George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

For the complete article, go to: http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-press-launches-website-offering-free-access-founding-fathers-papers

Technology Infused Learning Ecologies: A Digital Poster Session Featuring Student Work

On May 8 from 9:30-12 in the DML students will be presenting work created using digital humanities tools in a digital poster session.

Wednesday, May 8th 9:30-Noon
Digital Media Lab, Clemons Library
Refreshments Provided

For more information, go to: http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/medianet/2013/05/02/technology-infused-learning-ecologies/

Now, With No Further Ado, We Present… The Digital Public Library of America!

In the News: On April 18, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America was launched. Forty-two of America’s top libraries and research institutions have worked together to bring all of America’s archives, libraries, and museums together in one place. Take a look at the website yourself by going to: DP.LA.

For the complete article, go to: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/now-no-further-ado-present-170541397.html