New Divinity Furniture

The Divinity Library had Phase 1 of their new furniture installed today! Looking forward to it getting lots of use in the new school year.

New Databases!

We have new databases! These new and/or improved databases are available in the Databases A-Z list. New databases: 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, complements the titles and issues found in the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection… Keep Reading

Amy-Jill Levine Talks About Her New Book

  Librarian Chris Benda talks with Professor Amy-Jill Levine about Levine’s new book Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons, coauthored with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrated by Margaux Meganck.  Listen to the conversation!  

Intern Insights: Highlights

Guest Post by Brooke Jackson For this week’s blog post, I have decided to share some of my personal favorite books which I have cataloged or come across during my time at Vanderbilt, as this is the last week of my internship! Looking back on this internship, I’ve come across many interesting rare books from… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Bookseller Tickets

Guest Post by Brenda Thompson If you peek inside the front cover of select books in the University of Nashville collection , you might see one of these “tiny graphic gems” (as one aficionado calls them):   In the field of special collections, these are known as bookseller labels or tickets, a form of rare… Keep Reading

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Vanderbilt University Library is hosting a symposium on June 2nd titled Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face. Building on last year’s Cultural Heritage at Scale event, this symposium will explore the phenomenon of crowd-sourcing with a particular lens on its ethical, cultural, and social dimensions. The symposium will bring together speakers directing crowd-sourced projects, data curators,… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Discovering Bound-Withs

Guest post by Brooke Jackson Of the books I’ve worked with from the University of Nashville Collection this semester, this rare volume published in 1732 (images below) has been one of my favorites. There are a few bibliographic qualities that makes this book interesting. It features red and black ink on the title page, the… Keep Reading

Applications for Fall 2017 Fellowships Are Now Open

  Are you interested in learning about the history of books and printing from the medieval period to the digital age? Would you like to know how to  produce digital editions of manuscripts and print publications? These are the topics we’ll explore this fall in the Library Fellows program. Fellows learn new skills and receive… Keep Reading

New Bandy Center Website

Announcing the launch of the newly revised W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies website. The new site, which integrates with the library’s existing webpages, includes information about the Center’s collections, exhibitions, publications, research fellows, and events. The featured images on the welcome screen are of Paris during Charles Baudelaire’s time, a… Keep Reading