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August 17, 2014

EBSCO Information Services University of Virginia upgrades from Primo Central to EBSCO Discovery Service API via Blacklight. University of Virginia, one of the top research academic institutions in the country, has migrated from Primo Central to the EBSCO Discovery Service API for better search retrieval as well as customer support. By implementing the EDS API with the librariesí Blacklight-driven interface, University of Virginia is able to use its own website applications for a discovery user interface and still provide users with all the functionality offered in EBSCO Discovery Service. [Full Announcement].

July 14, 2010

University of Virginia. Same Name, Fresh Face: U.Va. Library Launches New Interface to Online Catalog. The University of Virginia Library is replacing the interface to its online catalog. Though it will still be called Virgo, it will have a completely new design and enhanced search capabilities. Originally called Blacklight, the new interface is the result of several years of development, usability studies and input from students and faculty. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2005

SIRSI Corporation. Sirsi expands access to library holdings via Google Scholar. Sirsi Corporation announced a new service that permits a library to link its holdings to Google Scholar via Sirsi Resolver, Sirsiís OpenURL reference linking tool. Using this service, library users can search Google Scholar, rely on a link between Sirsi Resolver and Google Scholar to indicate whether or not the library has access to the particular e-resources, and then have one-click access to full-text articles from those licensed e-resources. This linking service will be available at no charge to Sirsi libraries that are already using Sirsi Resolver. [Full Announcement].

January 15, 2005

VTLS, Inc.. VTLS Announces partnership plans with University of Virginia Library. VTLS announced they are in the initial stages of exploring a partnership with the University of Virginia Library to explore the creation of software tools that can be used with FEDORA, open-source repository software originally. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2000

netLibrary. netLibrary to house works from University of Virginia Library: Thomas Jefferson letters focus of opening day collection. netLibrary announced a digital text agreement with the University of Virginia Library. The agreement calls for numerous works of historical significance to be offered to readers through netLibrary for the first time. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 1996

SIRSI Corporation. University of Virginia to install UNICORN. The University of Virginia selects Unicorn from Sirsi Corporation. The University of Virginia was previously a NOTIS LMS site. [Full Announcement].