Two Weeks Only: Trial of PoliticoPro

The Vanderbilt Library has recently acquired a two week trial of PoliticoPro. Below is the official description of the new IP based subscription service from Politico. Just recently, POLITICO launched POLITICO Pro, a premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers on college campuses in lock-step with the unprecedented… Keep Reading

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

Intern Insights: Line Engraving

Guest Post by Brooke Jackson As an intern at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and Archives, I have come across many interesting characteristics working with rare books. One such quality is that many of the books contain beautiful pieces of artwork. The artwork typically depicts various images such as maps, portraits, animals, etc. The technique used to… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Literary Societies at the University of Nashville

Guest post by Brenda Thompson The older books that Brooke and I are processing as part of our internship this semester are part of a collection from the University of Nashville — a school to which Vanderbilt traces its roots, and which had its heyday primarily in the 1800s (it existed as a distinct entity… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Vellum

Hello! My name is Brooke Jackson and I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where I am majoring in Information Sciences. I have been interning at the Vanderbilt Special Collections, and during my time as an intern I have been working with rare books. Many of the books are hundreds… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Don’t Judge A Book by its Cover

For the next several weeks, we will have guest posts written by our Special Collections interns about the projects they have worked on and the lessons they have learned. Hi!  My name is Brenda Thompson, and I am one of two University of Tennessee graduate student interns working this semester with the Vanderbilt Special Collections… Keep Reading

Places & Spaces Workshops @ the Wond’ry

In conjunction with the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, the Wond’ry will be hosting several workshops: February 7: Creating Illustrations and Figures with Inkscape February 8: Interactive Data Analysis with R and ggvis February 9: Visualizing Data with Tableau March 16: Using a GoPro Camera March 22: The Artistic, Scientific, and Political Impact of… Keep Reading