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University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Records

Identifier: RG 12/39

Scope and Contents

The University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center Records are currently divided into four series. As a part of the University Archives, this is a crowing collection, where a new series will be created with each new addition. The first series is the initial accession, and the latter three including the first, second, and third additions. This collection includes correspondence, policies and procedures, files on grants, other forms of documentation, and some printed material. There is a substantial amount of material on the Japanese Text Initiative project. Many of the materials regarding the Japanese Text Initiative are copies of source material used for the project, primarily are written in Japanese, that have annotations and notes attached to them, as well as notes, emails, and information about programs and standards used for this project written in English and Japanese. Also included are the records of Kendon Stubbs, Librarian Emeritus of the University of Virginia, that focus on the University's efforts to obtain the Raymond Danowski Poetry Collection and the operations of the Rare Book School. Physical materials are arranged as found and are unprocessed.

The born-digital part of the collection includes archived web pages from websites created by the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center, or as a partnership with other organizations and groups. The University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Records Archived Web Pages collection record can be found here: Currently, the Japanese Text Initiative Website, most recent addition, is the only archived website for this collection. The Japanese Text Initiative website was a collaborative effort of the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web. The short term goal of this initiative was to “put online most or all of the Twenty Classical Works in J. Thomas Rimer's A Reader's Guide to Japanese Literature, revised edition (New York: Kodansha, 1999).” Generally, the goal was to “add a wide range of pre-twentieth-century works.” The main audience according to the creators are English-speaking scholars and students.

Original guide to the collection, RG-12/39/1.151:

Guide to first addition, ViU-2022-0023:

Guide to second addition, ViU-2021-0166:


  • Creation: 1997 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Access Note for born-digital materials - Archived webpages

Archive-It can be difficult to navigate. Captured websites are not arranged or displayed in any particular order, and sub-pages from the same broader site may not be presented together. Not all pages within a site may have been captured. After clicking on the desired link from the list of websites, the webpages as they were archived can viewed by clicking on the hyperlinked date-of-capture above the calendar. Clicking the url hyperlink will navigate out of the Archive-It website to the live webpage if it still exists.

Due to their nature, archived websites and webpages do not have the same search functionality as do live websites. Users cannot search for content within the scanned texts in the archived site.


The University of Virginia holds some of the copyrights in this collection. Please inquire about permissions for reuse. Visit our Permissions and Publishing page for more information about use of Special Collections materials. The library can provide copyright information upon request, but users are responsible for making their own determination about lawful use of collections materials.


9.5 Cubic Feet (Combination of physical materials from main collection and first two additions.)

0.397 Gigabytes

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Universal 1.0 Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library of the University of Virginia makes its bibliographic records and the metadata contained therein available for public use under the [CC0 1.0 Public Domain Designation (


This collection is arranged into four series:

1. The initial collection of 5 boxes that includes material regarding the Japanese Text Initiative, accessioned in 2015.

2. The first addition: 1 box with the records of Kendon Stubbs, Librarian Emeritus of the University of Virginia, accessioned in 2021.

3. The second addition: 4 boxes with records of Japanese Text Initiative project, accessioned in 2019.

4. The third addition: archived webpages from the Japanese Text Initiative website, crawled on January 8, 2024.

RG 12/39 - University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Records Web Archives collection record

Processing Information

This finding aid was created for creating access to recent and future additions. The guides for original acquisition and previous additions can be found in the online catalog.

University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Records finding aid
Joseph Azizi
9 February 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States