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August 17, 2014

(EBSCO Information Services) 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.

July 14, 2010

(University of Virginia) 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.

June 14, 2005

(SIRSI Corporation) 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.

January 15, 2005

(VTLS, Inc.) 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.

January 14, 2000

(netLibrary) 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.

June 12, 1996

(SIRSI Corporation) The University of Virginia selects Unicorn from Sirsi Corporation. The University of Virginia was previously a NOTIS LMS site.

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