September 28, 2023

Librarians Participate in MARAC Conference

Suzanne Huffman, digital resources librarian, and Katherine Perdue, assistant systems librarian, presented at the recent Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in Roanoke. Their session, The Interactive Experience: Exploring Technologies for Creating Touchscreen Exhibits, focused on their experiences in creating and managing interactive exhibits, describing useful tools, open-source products, implementation strategies and assessment techniques. Carolyn Parsons, university archivist, served on the conference’s Program Committee.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) promotes communication and learning among professionals interested in archives, current digital initiatives and preservation of historic and cultural resources.

Library’s Digital Archiving Lab is Open

Simpson Library’s Digital Archiving Lab

Simpson Library’s Digital Archiving Lab

Simpson Library’s Digital Archiving Lab is open in the ITCC, room 322. The Lab contains specialized equipment to convert books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials to digital formats. High quality digital objects are used to support the research and teaching goals of the University community, and can be accessed on many platforms among the Library’s online digital collections. Tours, consultations, and class instruction sessions are available for courses involving digitization projects and archival research.

The Lab has walk-in open hours from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoons, and appointments are available Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Faculty who are interested in utilizing the Lab’s services to digitize library materials or items from their own personal collections should contact Suzanne Huffman, Digital Resources Librarian, at or ext. 1756.

UMW Libraries to Host Scholarly Communications Forum

Open AccessPlease join UMW’s librarians as they lead a discussion of issues in scholarly communications and open access publishing on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  The forum will take place in Room 412 of Lee Hall, and is open to all UMW faculty members. The event, held during Open Access Week, will kick off a series of three forums on these topics that will take place over the 2014-2015 academic year.

For more information on Scholarly Communications and Open Access, please visit: