The 2015 UCI Road World Championships are coming to Richmond, September 19-27. The courses will pass in front of the Library and will affect Library access. The Library’s lobby, exhibition, and the Virginia Shop will be open; the reading rooms and parking deck will be closed from September 21 through 25 and the entire Library will be closed on September 26. Please check our online calendar and for more details.

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New Technologies and Professional Development

CD-ROM technology
New preservation media such as CD-ROMs and computer servers are space-saving and offer greater storage capacity.

These advances bring with them technical issues, such as the migration to new software as technology expands.

The Kodak Archive Writer
The Kodak Archive Writer (right rear), housed at the Library of Virginia's State Records Center, allows records professionals to write digital images directly to microfilm and CD-ROM.

The Richmond records displayed in the photograph all fit onto the reel and disk shown, greatly reducing the amount of storage space needed for records.

Educational Materials

Continuing education and professional development play a major role in the life of an archivist.

Emerging technologies and methodologies require considerable attention and training.

Archives and Manuscripts

Professional meetings and workshops allow for the sharing of ideas and experiences, while creating a network of contacts that strengthen the archival profession.


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