OOMF Portable Chargers to Go Away

Since December 2016 the campus has been offering access to portable phone chargers provided by a start-up company, OOMF. Under the terms of the pilot project, OOMF provided the service free of charge with the expectation that a business model using micro-charges for each transaction would eventually be implemented. While the free service was very… Keep Reading

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but NCBI’s new PubMed Journals will help you keep up-to-date. PubMed Journals lets you: Easily find and follow journals of interest Browse new articles in your favorite journals Keep up-to-date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and… 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

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

Library Exhibits Now Use Student Built App, Taption

This semester, the library is working with student entrepreneurs to help get the word out on our exhibitions.  Exhibits in the library are now enhanced with a new feature called Taption.  Taption is the brainchild of Will Rhodes, an undergraduate student in Economics. Similar to QR codes, the Taption app employs technologies that allow users… Keep Reading

Heard Library to test Oomf portable device chargers!

Eight campus libraries will begin a pilot project to make portable chargers for mobile devices available to the campus community.  Oomf provides on-the-go students with a powerful, portable charging service for any micro-USB or Apple Lightning® compatible device. Oomf smart chargers are available to rent and return at designated locations around campus, giving students the… Keep Reading

Practical Cartography with Mapbox Studio

Friday, March 25th 11:00-12:00 Central Library, 418a     Learn the fundamentals of cartography, the science and practice of making maps, with Lindsey Fox, the GIS Coordinator for Vanderbilt University. You will discover how to use Mapbox Studio, an online design tool for expert cartographers, and how the maps you have created can be analyzed with… Keep Reading