UVa Library Press Releases 1999 - 2000
U.VA. NOTE CARDS PRODUCED BY LIBRARY, BOOKSTORE AND PRINTING AND COPYING SERVICES
Contact: Melissa Norris, public relations coordinator at (804) 924-4254 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.Va. note cards featuring nostalgic photographs from the Library's Special Collections Department and produced through a collaborative effort between the University Library, University Bookstore and U.Va. Printing and Copying Services are on sale at the Bookstore. The black-and-white, 5x7", 12-card set depicts various U.Va. scenes including the infamous 1895 Rotunda fire, a car parked on the Lawn, circa 1917 and the Library while it was still located in the Rotunda, circa 1930.
The note cards are a product of a recent partnership formed between the Library and the Bookstore to develop and sell products derived from the Library's unique collections. In the past, the Library and the Bookstore have worked together to sell Library exhibition posters and t-shirts. Library Communications and Publications Department Director Ken Jensen felt that this collaboration could be expanded upon to include other items from the Library. "This partnership gives the Library an opportunity to make some of the riches found in our collections available to the public and also strengthens our relationship with the Bookstore," Jensen remarks. The Library designs the product and the Bookstore produces and sells it.
"The note card project is one of a series of partnerships that have been recently forged at the University," University Bookstore Director Jon Kates explains. "It combines the strengths and resources of otherwise separate departments to produce unique University-related merchandise for our community. The project underscores the value of these partnerships; working together has broadened our thinking and our creativity."
U.Va. Printing and Copying Services was asked by the Bookstore and the Library to join in the production of the note cards so that it could be a University-wide product. Director of University Printing Services Scott Keeney explained that they were pleased to participate in the project by doing the printing, collating, folding and packaging of the note card sets. "One of the many things that combine to make the University great is its heritage, and these fascinating historical images depict a small part of that heritage," Keeney remarks. "Through our partnership, we've taken unique archival images from the academic side of the institution, reproduced them with the highest degree of quality and made them available in a way that otherwise would not have been possible," he concludes.
Visit the University Bookstore to see the note cards produced by this new partnership and look for other Library/Bookstore products in the future.