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University Librarian John Unsworth has not convinced many of his peers that access to research materials will be adequate after Alderman’s renovation is complete. Photo by Dan Addison

Angst over future of Alderman’s books 

By Jonathan Haynes A renovations proposal that could slash more than half the stacks in Alderman Library has provoked a fiery response and over 500 petition signatures from students and faculty, who fear only 40 to 60 percent of the books would return to Alderman when the project is complete in 2023. Books will be […]

Fourth-year English major Vanessa Braganza worries the renovations to Alderman will permanently remove a large amount of Alderman’s collections to an off-site location. Photo by Amy Jackson

Save the books: UVA undergrads object to possible book removal

In this digital age, many speculate that printed literature is on the decline, with Kindles, iPhone apps and Google Books able to supply previously printed materials. However, this view of a digitized reading future holds little weight at the University of Virginia, where faculty and students alike are fighting to “save the books” at Alderman […]

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