Evidence Based Report from ARL and Ithaka S+R on Sustaining Digital Collections Highlights TV News Archive

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is profiled in Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections, a major study funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and conducted by Ithaka S+R in partnership with the Association of Research Libraries. The study shares good practices for teams planning for and managing digitized resources,… Keep Reading

Special Collections’ Online Exhibit: Edward Emerson Barnard – Star Gazer

Born into extreme poverty prior to the Civil War, Edward Emerson Barnard rose to prominence as an astronomer. Credited as being the world’s greatest observer, Barnard began his career at the Vanderbilt University Observatory in 1883 before moving on to larger observatories at the University of California and the University of Chicago. This exhibit, titled… Keep Reading

Looking for a Place to study?

Heard Library’s Electronic Classroom will be open for student study: • November 17-December 9: from 5:00 until 1/2 an hour before closing • December 10th-18th: during all open building hours, until 1/2 hour before closing The Electronic Classroom is room 211, adjacent to the Divinity Library administration For building hours see the hours for the… Keep Reading

Computing resources in the Library

All Vanderbilt libraries offer computing resources for public use. Approximately 200 computers are located throughout the libraries and are equipped with a variety of useful software applications and hardware. Most provide access to e-mail, the Internet, electronic library resources such as ejournals and ebooks, and to Acorn, the online library catalog. In addition, information about… Keep Reading

Eskind Biomedical Library makes rare book available online

The Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces the first in a series of online, 3D page-turning volumes from its collection of rare books on the history of medicine, nutrition and related subjects. News Article Online Rare Book Comments on Corpulency

Delivery Service for Faculty

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library delivers VU and ILL materials to faculty and faculty surrogates on campus. Loans are delivered to department offices; copies are delivered electronically. (Eskind Biomedical Library offers a separate document delivery service for Medical and Nursing School faculty.) Faculty deliveries are handled along with interlibrary loans. To use the Faculty… Keep Reading

Some Library Services unavailable Saturday PM

ITS will be installing a new power panel in the Hill data center on Sunday morning August 10th between 11:30pm (Saturday evening) and 6:30am. During this time they will need to turn-off several library servers resulting in some services being unavailable. These services include: VUPrint etd server SFX (Findit@VU) All library wiki’s and blogs Proxy… Keep Reading

Renew your library materials online

Did you know you could renew library materials online? To renew your materials online, login to your ACORN account. You may renew materials checked out from any Vanderbilt library. There is a limit to the number of times an online renewal will be allowed. For further information on each library’s renewal limits, check library circulation… Keep Reading