Introduction to Network Analysis using Neo4j

Join us for the 4th workshop in our Scholarly Communications series. Friday October 9, 11am, Rm 418a, Networks are everywhere these days – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter are all networks of one form or another. In this session, we’ll teach you how to analyze networks using the open source graph database Neo4J. We will show you… Keep Reading

Library Leaders take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

See the video. Vanderbilt University Library’s administrative team, led by Interim Dean Jody Combs, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Library Deans of all the SEC schools were challenged by the Auburn University Dean of Libraries. Interim Dean Combs said he would “gladly accept the ALS ice bucket challenge in hopes that awareness… Keep Reading

Access to Peabody Library, Fall 2014

This fall, the Peabody library will receive an enhanced fire safety system. There will be an upgrade to the fire detection system and new sprinklers will be installed throughout the library. While work is being done on this capital project, Peabody’s book and journal stacks will be closed. Library users can request materials, from the… Keep Reading

Fight for Freedom

A new exhibition at the Central Library highlights inspiring American stories. The exhibit includes items from the collections of the Rev. James Lawson, noted journalists, and others who put their lives on the line for freedom. Items range from Federalist Papers dating back to the American Revolution through recent memorabilia of the Occupy Nashville protests…. Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Hosts XQuery Summer Institute

Scholars from across the United States and abroad will be at Vanderbilt University June 9-20 to improve their skills in building projects in the digital humanities. During the two-week session, 12 participants will learn how to build projects in the digital humanities using the programming language XQuery and an open source XML database called eXist…. Keep Reading

BrowZine™ – One Month Free Trial is now available – TESTERS NEEDED!

BrowZine™ is a browsable newsstand with a large selection of the library’s top journals. They advertise: “Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field.” It currently runs only on Ipad2 and select Android devices, they promise iPhone and desktop apps ‘soon’. More information about Browzine, and a link to down load the… Keep Reading

Smooch a Pooch

Smooch a pooch

Keep away the dog-gone stress of finals, projects, and studying with some pawsitive energy from a therapy dog! April 22, from 11:30-1:30 on the Central Library Lawn, therapy dogs will be available for all students to visit, courtesy of the Vanderbilt Libraries and the rescue group Rehabilitating Adoptable Dogs.

Carl Seyfert Astronomy Lecture April 17

Peter Michelson, Stanford University and spokesperson for the Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope will give this year’s Carl Seyfert Astronomy Lecture, Overview of Fermi and its window on the highly energetic universe at 3:00 Thursday, April 17 in the Community Room of the Central Library. (read more)

Dean of Libraries Retiring

Connie Vinita Dowell, Vanderbilt University’s first dean of libraries, who worked tirelessly to expand the library system’s mission, modernize its facilities and services, and create a welcoming and engaging environment, will retire July 31 . more