Special Collections Enters the Blogosphere

Small Library detailOne of the coolest places on Grounds (literally and figuratively) has started a new blog. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library this month launched “Notes from Under Grounds”  — the moniker is a nice play on words referencing the library’s subterranean location.

According to its introductory post, it will “offer glimpses into all aspects of Special Collections here at the University of Virginia: new acquisitions, instruction, little-known collections, staff projects, exhibitions, special events, and more.”

Special Collections offers much more than old books and documents; according to its home page, it “holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more.” While its stacks are not publicly accessible, patrons can request items to view in the library’s reading room.

We’ll look forward to hearing more about the collections as the blogging gets going!

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