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Thornton Staples  
Building the Digital Library: U.Va.’s Thornton Staples Leads First Digital Repository Management System

A TRIP TO THE library today yields much more than just books. Collections include videos, images, audio recordings and data sets. Not only do libraries face the mammoth task of translating this information into digital format and putting it online, they face the broader challenge of creating a system for managing and organizing digital collections of materials in different media, and to do so in a way that allows users to take full advantage of the creative and scholarly options made possible by digital formats. Members of the University of Virginia’s Digital Library Research and Development Group, directed by Thornton Staples (left), are working with Cornell University to create the first digital object repository management system. Full story.

Oscar/Photo: Dan Addison

Email Information Session to be Held  Today for U.Va.’s Mulbery, WebMail Users

While U.Va.’s Information Technology and Communication will continue to support the Mulberry email program, development for the product has stopped and the product is no longer available for purchase. U.Va. faculty, staff and students who use Mulberry or WebMail are invited to attend today’s information session to exchange ideas on how to replace the program. The session, to be held from 5-6 p.m. in Ruffner Hall auditorium G004B, will address what ITC’s process is for replacing Mulberry; what people really like about the email program they use; and what users think of WebMail and how it could be more useful. If you cannot attend and want to share your views, please email Robin Ruggaber, ITC Network Systems.

Information Technology & Communication

New U.Va. Major Crosses Boundaries to Define ‘American’

What does “American” mean? Oftentimes there is no concrete answer, since what defines a topic or event as “American” continually shifts as events occur and circumstances change. U.Va.’s revamped American Studies major program introduces students to the varied and often conflicting stories of Americans’ sense of nationhood and identity, drawing together topics from such disciplines as English, history, anthropology, media studies, music, politics and art history. “Traditional disciplinary majors represent a vertical model, requiring you to drill down in a particular concentration,” said Stephen Cushman, director of the program. American Studies, however, provides a “horizontal model that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.” Full story.

A&S Magazine/Photo: Stacey Evans

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
Web Calendar   The Poverty of (Re)Development: A Community Conversation
6 p.m., Westhaven Community Center • Speakers: U.Va. and University of the Poor faculty and local civic leaders • Information: 982-2283.

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‘Most Impressive:’
Journal Touts U.Va.’s Black Student Graduation Rate

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Cavs Win Second Straight ACC Road Game 77-65 at Miami

Swimming & Diving:
Virginia Rolls to 167-133 Win over North Carolina

Ohio State Holds Off Virginia Wrestling, 28-10

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