The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of an important collection of rare photographs of and by The Rev. James M. Lawson, a pivotal figure in the history of the civil rights movement and Vanderbilt University. Read the full story in MyVU.
We bring back to your attention this 2014 library exhibition, The Fight for Freedom, containing compelling letters, rare broadsides, and audio and video recordings which serve as witnesses to powerful moments in America’s history. Among the themes in this exhibition, Ministers as Activists includes just a few of the rare items from the the Kelly… Keep reading
A new online exhibit has been created based on an exhibit in Special Collections and the exhibit-opening lecture given by Paula Covington, subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Ediciones Vigía began making handmade books in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1985, limited to 100-200 copies, to make national literature known to Cubans and to create… Keep reading
If you’re a Vanderbilt student, 2020 graduate or faculty or staff member, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite you to document your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic for historians and future generations. Keep reading…
HathiTrust has created the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), which will allow Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff online reading access to materials that Vanderbilt Libraries own in print during this period of remote teaching, learning, and research. Access is available until further notice. Users need to login and choose Vanderbilt University as their institution to… Keep reading
In an effort to share information during the COVID-19 pandemic, many academic publishers are moving as quickly as possible to assist libraries moving to online courses. In some cases, they have made content free for all users and in other cases, they have removed user limits to subscribed access. When possible, we will make this content available for… Keep reading
In collaboration with VUIT, the Vanderbilt Libraries have procured three licenses each of both STATA and SPSS software. These licenses are available by accessing the Libraries’ virtual desktop machines. In order to access, students will need to connect via the VMWare Horizon. Navigate to http://anywherevu.vanderbilt.edu/ and select either “Install VMware Horizon Client” (recommended) or “VMware… Keep reading
As we are preparing to transition to support for online teaching and learning, the libraries have created a new guide that lists the subscription video and audio databases supplied by the Libraries: https://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/online_video_audio.
The libraries recently started a subscription to Alexander Street’s streaming library service, Academic Video Online. This service includes thousands of documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, and original and raw footage from multiple areas and disciplines. Whatever your area of interest, whether it’s for research or entertainment or relaxation, Academic… Keep reading