Announcements


Sept. VH Session: Archives and Digital Scholarship

Date: September 2, 2021 Time: 11 am Details: Kira Dietz (Assistant Director, Special Collections and University Archives) and Corinne Guimont (Digital Scholarship Coordinator) at Virginia Tech, will talk about how they collaborate when it comes to archives and digital scholarship. We'll share projects, training, and tools, at many levels, whether you're new to digital scholarship, a veteran, or just curious...
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May Virginia Heritage Session: Contributing to the DPLA – Member Perspectives

Date: May 6, 2021 Time: 11 am Details: Contributing to the DPLA – Member PerspectivesThe Digital Virginias Service Hub for the Digital Library of America (DPLA) launched in 2019, and in the following year, the Hub brought on its first two additional contributors – George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Lesley Parilla (Mt. Vernon) and...
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April Virginia Heritage Session

Date: April 1, 2021 Time: 11 am Details: Join us for this open session. Members of the Governance, Tech, and Outreach teams will be available to answer your VH questions and to provide updates about recent changes to the database. Did you attend a previous session or watch the recordings and have questions? This is your chance to follow up....
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March Virginia Heritage Session

Date: March 4, 2021 Time: 11 am Details: Kira Dietz, Tech Team Chair, will be discussing Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the DACS-compliant EAD form she created to assist members in generating finding aids for Virginia Heritage. Please register for the meeting using this form. Once completed, please copy the Zoom link in the confirmation to your calendar....
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Server Change + Some New Information!

As many Virginia Heritage members may know, we have been working on making a test server, which incorporates automated harvesting of ArchivesSpace instances to the database, our live site. We've still been working on some bugs and improvements for this version. We have also had an on-going security certificate issue. This week, however, Virginia Heritage was taken offline due to...
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Virginia Heritage Session, Feb 4, 2021

Date: February 4, 2021Time: 11 amSession title: Excelerating Finding Aids in Virginia Heritage and ArchivesSpace Presenter: Steven Bookman, Old Dominion UniversityDescription: The presentation will cover a new process to import finding aids into Virginia Heritage and ArchivesSpace using the same spreadsheet. It will also show how each finding aid is displayed in both Virginia Heritage and ArchivesSpace. Steve has developed this process for use at ODU once...
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Q&A Session December 3, 2020

The Governance Team of Virginia Heritage invites members to join us for the first of a regular series of sessions on topics related to Virginia Heritage. The goal is to come together for discussions and presentations that will be useful to our members. These sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 11:00 am. While we...
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Principles of Collaboration feedback and open forum

The Governance Team for Virginia Heritage would like to update you on recent events within our community. We have been consistently expanding our membership over the years and have successfully worked with the University of Virginia Library to stabilize the VH infrastructure. Building on that solid foundation, we have recently begun the process to integrate some key stakeholders from West...
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