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Shaw named University Librarian

Jon Shaw has been appointed the new leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1. Previously, Shaw served as associate vice provost and deputy university librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. With experience in collaborative partnerships, strategic initiatives and digital strategy, as well as space planning, Shaw brings… Keep reading

Closing Soon: Fine Press Books Exhibition

Don’t miss seeing From Golden Type to Double Gilt: Fine Press Books at Vanderbilt Libraries, which runs through August 28, 2022, in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives Library on the second floor of Central. The libraries’ collection of fine binding was formed from a gift in memory of Nettie Hale Rand by her husband,… Keep reading

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2012-2022: A Decade of Library Fellows

2012-2022: A Decade of Library Fellows Online Exhibition In spring 2012 Dean Connie Dowell established the first library fellowship, with a little bit of extra funding and a lot of hope.  Since then, over 230 students have completed library fellowships, now known as the Buchanan Library Fellowship Program, named in honor of benefactors Richard and… Keep reading

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A New and Improved Library Search

The Libraries’ search tool has undergone a refresh to make it easier to find the most relevant results. On the Advanced Search page, you will now find the following search options: Everything Use Everything to find both print and electronic items, including journal and newspaper articles, books, e-books, book chapters, streaming videos, government documents and… Keep reading

Automated Speech Recognition Aids in Transcription and Captioning for 62,000 Hours of Archived Television News

Jim Duran, director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive (VTNA) is pleased to announce the recent completion of transcription and captioning for 62,000 hours of recorded television news that began in 1968, and continues today. Captioning improves the archive’s accessibility by supporting users with hearing impairments and opens the archive up to new methods of… Keep reading

Database Hacks Workshop

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenter: Pam Morgan, Central Library Librarian Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 9, 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: Zoom Research takes a lot of time, especially keeping track of sources, finding them again, and learning about new ones. Did you know that many of the VU databases have… Keep reading

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Covidence: Systematic Review Management Tool

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenters: Kayce Gill, MSIS, Health Sciences Collections Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library and Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Eskind Biomedical Library Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00am to 11:00am Location: Zoom Covidence is a web-based tool that can be used to conduct your reviews… Keep reading

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