Simplify copyright clearance for teaching materials

A new tool, called SIPX, will help streamline the copyright clearance process. Integrated with Blackboard, SIPIX draws in all types of content and data, including library-licensed content and open-access materials. The library will host SIPX training for faculty and staff from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on July 26, 27 and 28 at the Central Library,… Keep Reading

Library Survey- Help Us Help You!

Take this 5 to 8 minutes, confidential survey to let us know how we are doing! Your participation in past surveys have created improvements like: Food for Thought Café in the Central Library Additional Group Study Rooms Implementation of a faculty delivery service Help us continue to improve your experience at Vanderbilt University with the… Keep Reading

Upgrade of Acorn Server, Downtime Scheduled

Beginning at 10:00pm on May 31st all links to the Acorn library catalog will be re-directed to DiscoverLibrary, the library’s information discovery tool.   This is necessary while the system is migrated to a new server and  the software is upgraded. DiscoverLibrary allows users to search across a wider-breath of the library’s materials. In addition to… Keep Reading

Analyze This

Friday, March 13th 11:00 AM, Central Library Data and analytics are essential to success in any field. As Carly Fiorina, HP’s former CEO, stated, “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” The process of turning data into insight begins with analysis, and analysis is made simpler with the right tools…. Keep Reading

Upcoming EndNote and Zotero Workshops

Want a better way to manage your citations for papers — besides typing them all in yourself? Sign up for a workshop on EndNote Web (aka EndNote Basic; learn more) or Zotero (learn more). All sessions will be held in Room 418A of the Central Library. Zotero: Friday, March 13, 2 – 3:30 pm (instructor: Chris Benda) Sign up Zotero: Wednesday,… Keep Reading