Resources for Members

Still have questions about Archival Resources of the Virginias? Explore our FAQs, EAD (Encoded Archival Description) best-practices tutorials, and membership information below to help you get started.


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Looking for an easy way to share information about ARVAS? Use this rack card. Print it out or send it electronically. ARVAS_card

Front view of the rack card.
Front view of the ARVAS rack card

ARVAS Sessions

Note: The member sessions are currently on hiatus. If you have suggestions for a future session, please email

As an added benefit for our members, ARVAS is now hosting regular sessions to address topics of interest. These range from open sessions to communicate with members about ARVAS and to answer questions and receive feedback to presentations on tools and workflows for creating finding aids. The standing time for the sessions is the first Thursday of the month at 11 am. Some of the sessions are recorded, and you can access them here.

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Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Tutorials

This series of four screencasts instructs users on creating EAD finding aids using NoteTab Light and the clip library. Questions? Contact

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Interested in joining?

  • How can my organization become a contributor to Archival Resources of the Virginias?
  • What is my organization’s MARC code?
  • What’s my organization’s username and password?
    • If you don’t have your organization’s username and password to upload finding aids, contact Bob Haschart at UVA. He can help you get or reset your password.

Membership is free to libraries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural institutions that have archival holdings they wish to share.

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