Library on Location Every Wednesday during the Fall semester from 6-9 p.m., library tables will be popping up all over campus. Visit a library table, engage in an interactive activity, talk with a student about how they use the Vanderbilt Libraries, and learn more about the Libraries’ services and resources. To find the location each… 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: Paper Marbling Workshop

Guest post by Brenda Thompson In her blog post a couple weeks ago, Brooke told you about the process of creating marbled paper, and showed you a book from the University of Nashville collection that we are processing. Fortuitously, just after that blog post was published, I discovered that we were going to have the opportunity… Keep Reading

The Wild Bunch Data Visualization Awards

This semester the library has been part of a campus-wide program focused on data visualization.  Our final program this semester is the announcement of the student winners of our data visualization competition. The entries were strong and we appreciate and recognize the work of our judges: Professor Bobby Bodenheimer, Professor Vesna Pavlovlic, Librarian Bobby Smiley,… Keep Reading

Access Medicine Visit and Demo

A representative from Access Medicine will be at the Eskind Biomedical Library on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Boxed lunches will be provided. The Lunch & Learn session will be held in the library’s training room. Please send your RSVP and other questions to eskindlibrary@vanderbilt.edu.

The Shadow of the Sun: E.E. Barnard and the Solar Eclipse

Central Library Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception: April 7, 2:00-3:30pm In the study of astronomy and earth sciences, the Sun dominates the field in its importance to life on Earth.  The Sun provides energy to plants which provide food and oxygen, influences weather patterns in the atmosphere, and warms the surface of the planet to… Keep Reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March is ART+FEMINISM and Vanderbilt Library’s having a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Why We Edit Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented: less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack… Keep Reading

Mental Health and Well-being Campaign Kickoff Event

The university will officially kick off “GO THERE,” a campus wide campaign to promote brave dialogue and honest self-reflection toward creating a campus culture that invests in and supports the mental health and wholeness of every member of the Vanderbilt community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to… Keep Reading

Dr. Katy Börner: Maps & Macroscopes

January 27, 3:00 p.m. with reception immediately following Vanderbilt Central Library Community Rooom Dr. Börner’s research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at Indiana University and Director at the university’s Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. In conjunction… Keep Reading