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UVA Selects John M. Unsworth as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

“The University of Virginia announced today that John M. Unsworth has been appointed university librarian and dean of libraries. Currently vice provost, university librarian, chief information officer and professor of English at Brandeis University, he will assume the new role June 25.Unsworth has a long association with the University. He received his Ph.D. in English from UVA in 1988, and later in his career became a tenured associate professor of English as well the first director of UVA’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of digital humanities, he is the co-founder of the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture.” (via UVA Today)

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Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

“On a steamy morning last week Mark Dimunation, the chief of the rare book and special collections division at the Library of Congress, was in a windowless basement room here at the University of Virginia, leading a dozen people in a bibliophile’s version of the wave.He lined up the group and handed each person a sheet of copier paper with a syllable written on it. After a few halting practice runs — “Hip-na-rah-toe …” — the group successfully shouted out, “ ‘Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,’ 1499!”

via NYTimes

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