News and Events at Boatwright Library
Discovering Primary Sources:
The Galvin Rare Book Room
Primary source research can inspire as well as teach students to identify, define, and solve problems by locating and critically evaluating information. Scheduling a class visit to the Galvin Rare Book Room offers students the opportunity to experience primary source research by exploring documents, photographs, maps, and other historical materials. By working with these materials, students learn to verify sources, track down connections, and find evidence from content and physical clues. Classes from across the disciplines are discovering the treasures of the Rare Book Room collection.
The Rare Books and Special Collections division of Boatwright Memorial Library is dedicated to serving faculty and students of the University of Richmond and the research community by preserving and providing access to a rich collection of primary sources for teaching, exploring, learning, and research. We encourage the use of our collections in undergraduate and graduate classes and offer services to assist faculty and students in using those resources. Orientation sessions introduce students to our procedures and provide an overview of our collections, including proper handling of materials, research techniques, and search strategies to help researchers find and use our materials. For more specialized instruction sessions, we work closely with faculty and instructors to identify materials and tailor the instruction sessions to their class topics and assignments using our extensive and diverse collection.
If you are interested in scheduling a class visit to the Galvin Rare Book Room, or would like more information, please contact Lynda Kachurek, Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at (804) 289-2458 or via email (email@example.com). We hope to see you soon!
Contributing to the Digitization of the International War Crimes Commission Papers
In 2011, as part of the Boatwright Memorial Library’s collaboration with the Muse Law Library to digitize its collection of papers from the International Military Tribunal for the Far East - better known as the Tokyo War Crimes Trial – the University of Richmond became a partner of the International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Database project. The purpose of the project is to provide a hub for the legal information necessary to prosecute international crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC. By compiling all primary legal sources related to prosecuting violations of international criminal law, developing case management applications, and providing an e-learning platform, the project will equip legal practitioners in developing nations with the tools they need to do their work. The Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals were vital in identifying the need for a permanent international court to the young United Nations, and their records are of great value to the project.
Chris Kemp, Boatwright Library’s Head of Discovery, Technology and Publishing, recently took part in a meeting at the United Nations Archives and Records Management center in New York, during which the Legal Tools Database partners outlined an ambitious path forward in its work. The University of Richmond will complete local digitization of Tokyo Trial documents and work with the UN Archives to identify the United Nations War Crimes Commission materials not present in the Law Library's collection as priorities for digitization. Other project partners will work to digitize papers from various nations' military courts held at the UN Archives. Our ongoing work with the International Criminal Court illustrates the library's significant and worthy contributions to the global community.
Boatwright Library's E-Resource of the Week is the National Geographic Virtual Library.
The spring schedule of the International Film Series commences Friday, January 24.