Breaking News! Fit to Print has joined forces with the Library of Virginia’s Out of the Box blog to form a new Library-wide blog called The UncommonWealth. While newspapers and archives will remain an important part of the new blog, it will also feature posts on the Library’s special collections, conservation efforts, Virginia authors, LVA programs & education, digital projects and public library news. Additionally, it will highlight LVA staff members with insights into their work and offer glimpses behind the scenes into the Library’s stacks.
With over 200 entries, Fit to Print has covered such topics as newspaper acquisitions, newly microfilmed & digitized newspapers, research methods, title histories, local history, big news stories, fieldwork, notable editors, and newspaper advertising and we plan to continue to do more of the same in The UncommonWealth. It’s not goodbye, but hello in a new and much improved format. And all archived Fit to Print and Out of the Box blog entries will continue to be accessible through The UncommonWealth.
In the coming days, an introductory post will be published by The UncommonWealth–it promises to be an entertaining, wide-ranging and highly informative endeavor for those who use, or plan to use, the Library of Virginia.