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

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.

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

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

Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Tuesday November 15, 11am-4pm Special Collections (Central Library) Lunch provided The library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focused on developing, improving, and updating articles about women and science.  Join us in learning and writing about women scientists, explorers, and their work in STEM. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of Wikipedia editing… Keep Reading