Introduction to Programming Notebooks

A notebook environment is an increasingly popular way to develop and share code. This workshop will introduce two of the most popular types of notebooks: Jupyter and Colab. We will briefly discuss the literate programming paradigm, then examine the main features that are common to both platforms. In the process, we will see examples of… Keep reading

Advanced Google Scholar Workshop

Sponsor: Digital Commons Presenter: Pam Morgan Facilitator: Cazembe Kennedy, Assistant Director, Digital Commons Date and Time: Thursday, August 11, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Location: Zoom While you may be familiar with Google Scholar as a way to use the Google search capabilities to find scholarly literature, you may not know all the tools that can help you… Keep reading

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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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Digital Scholarship & Communications Workshops

Our friends at the Vanderbilt Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Communication Office have announced their spring workshop line-up! They’re hosting workshops on GIS, GitHub, Python, text mining, R, and more! See their workshop page for details and registrations.

Introduction to Research Data Management at Vanderbilt

In November 2021, the Digital Commons hosted a panel titled “Introduction to Research Data Management at Vanderbilt.” The session was recorded and highlights have been made available on the Digital Commons YouTube channel, and embedded below. In part 1, Cliff Anderson, associate university librarian for research and digital strategy, provides an overview of the research… Keep reading

Using Outlook and Calendly for Calendar and Appointment Management

In October 2021, the Digital Commons hosted an online workshop titled “Calendar Like a Pro” as part of our Professional Productivity series. The session was recorded and highlights have been made available on the Digital Commons YouTube channel, and embedded below. In Part 1, Corbette Doyle, senior lecturer in organizational leadership, shares how she uses calendaring… Keep reading

Email Management Strategies for Professional Productivity

In October 2021, the Digital Commons presented an online workshop titled “The Care of Feeding of Email” as part of its Professional Productivity series. The session was recorded and highlights have been made available on the Digital Commons YouTube channel, and embedded below. In part 1 (below), Robert Talbert, professor of mathematics at Grand Valley… Keep reading

Understanding and Enhancing Your Research Impact Metrics

In September 2021, staff from the Digital Scholarship and Communications team at the Vanderbilt Libraries led an online workshop for the Digital Commons titled “Understanding and Enhancing Your Research Impact” as part of our Digital Presence series. The session was recorded and highlights have been made available on the Digital Commons YouTube channel, and embedded… Keep reading