30 Works

Hidden Wills : An Index of Wills Found in Central Virginia Chancery Records Through 1870

Jean Cooper
A will is a legal document containing instructions as to what should be done with one’s money and property after one's death. Wills often provide a detailed outline of more than one generation of the members of a family, and can reveal previously unknown connections among individuals. There are copies of many wills in the Chancery Court cases accessible through the Library of Virginia’s Chancery Records Index. "According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a chancery cause...

SPEC Kit 334: Research Data Management Services

Sherry Lake, Andrew Sallans, Barbara Pralle, David Fearon & Betsy Gunia
The SPEC Survey on Research Data Management Services was designed by Barbara E. Pralle, Head, Entrepreneurial Library Program and Interim Manager JHU Data Management Services, David Fearon and Betsy Gunia, Data Management Consultants, at the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries; and Andrew L. Sallans, Head of Strategic Data Initiatives, and Sherry Lake, Senior Scientific Data Consultant, at the University of Virginia Library. These results are based on data submitted by 73 of the 125 ARL member...

U.S. Army JAG School Oral History Interview Conducted With Colonel (Ret.) Edward W. Haughney

Jessica Golembiewski & Chris Jenks
Edward W. Haughney was born in Brooklyn, New York on 8 December 1917. He is the oldest of four children; he has a younger brother and two younger sisters. He attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Brooklyn. During two summers while in high school he worked as an apprentice stream fitter for the Luckenbach Steamship Company. In 1935, at the age of 17, he entered Brooklyn College but left after one semester and...

Preparing Dinosaurs: the Work behind the Scenes

Caitlin Wylie
Those awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons on display in museums do not spring fully assembled from the earth. Technicians known as preparators have painstakingly removed the fossils from rock, repaired broken bones, and reconstructed missing pieces to create them. These specimens are foundational evidence for paleontologists, and yet the work and workers in fossil preparation labs go largely unacknowledged in publications and specimen records. In this book, Caitlin Wylie investigates the skilled labor of fossil preparators and...

Artificial Intelligence in the City: Building Civic Engagement and Public Trust

Ana Brandusescu & Jess Reia
After navigating various challenging policy and regulatory contexts over the years, in different regions, we joined efforts to create a space that offers possibilities for engagement focused on the expertise, experiences and hopes to shape the future of technology in urban areas. The AI in the City project emerged as an opportunity to connect people, organizations, and resources in the networks we built over the last decade of work on research and advocacy in tech...

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