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

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

Nominate a Librarian for the “I Love My Librarian” Award!

Nominate a librarian for the 2017 “I Love My Librarian” Award! Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, and improve the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you in a meaningful way, now is your chance to honor their contributions. The I Love… 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

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