Posts on September 2021

The CVGA is hiring!

We are excited to announce that we're hiring again for the CVGA! We're looking for 1-2 student workers to start within the next month. Here's the job description: Work at the Computer & Video Game Archive (CVGA) desk to circulate games, answer questions, and enforce archive policies. Test donated games and equipment, help install software/hardware, help restore older game systems and equipment, etc. Assist in running class sessions in the CVGA. Contribute to the archive blog.

After Hours: Digitizing the Harry A. Franck Negatives

man dressed in a blue shirt and loose yellow pants will yellow hat, crouched over a lathe turning a piece of wood with cabinets in the background

The university fire marshal was polite but firm. We really could not continue to store highly flammable film in the Special Collections stacks. What to do? In 2019 we had a solution to these problems that wasn’t available in 1988, when the collection came to us: digitization! Hear more at our virtual After Hours event tomorrow, Tuesday 14 September 4-5 pm.

The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

Cover of The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer

The Last Mona Lisa is a multi-layered thriller inspired by an actual event. In 1911, Vincent Peruggia, a former employee of the Louvre, stole the Mona Lisa and ransomed it to the Italian government. Ever since then, there have been rumors that the painting returned to the Louvre was a forgery. Santlofer invents a great-grandson of Peruggia, Luke Perrone, who finds his great-grandfather's diary and searches for the truth behind the theft. But danger awaits as a killer stalks him, and...

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