Two new virtual workshop series: Research Productivity and Digital Literacies

The Vanderbilt Libraries are pleased to announce two exciting new virtual workshop series: Research Productivity and Digital Literacies: Research Productivity Series:  To be productive, researchers must identify relevant research, sift through and organize it to suit their scholarly purposes, and present it effectively to others. Researchers are apt to get stuck at any of these… Keep reading

Digital Scholarship and Communications Fall 2020 Workshops and Lessons

The DiSC: Digital Scholarship and Communications office is thrilled to share a robust suite of remote workshops and lessons this semester, the first of which begin next week. Highlights are listed below, and additional information on our offerings is available on our website.   On Demand Trainings and Virtual Office Hours Our “on demand” workshop… Keep reading

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Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Library Fellowship: Privacy, Surveillance and Intellectual Freedom

Open to undergraduate students, the Buchanan Library Fellowship Privacy, Surveillance, and Intellectual Freedom is seeking additional applicants. New online research environments have made the discovery and consumption of information easier than ever. However, these environments often threaten privacy and intellectual freedom by relying on surveillance economies and architectures. In this seminar, fellows will explore the… Keep reading

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Learning Microsoft Project with O’Reilly for Higher Education

Vanderbilt University Library is excited to share how our subscription to O’Reilly for Higher Education is being used by Vanderbilt students to learn new skills and software programs virtually. This is the final article in a three-part series of student-authored articles. Nairah Moustafa, an undergraduate student (’22) majoring in biomedical engineering, discusses her experience using… Keep reading

E-Book Review: Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success

Vanderbilt University Library is excited to share how our subscription to O’Reilly for Higher Education is being used by Vanderbilt students to learn new skills and software programs virtually. This is the second article in a three-part series of student-authored articles. Jonas Accam, an undergraduate student (’23) majoring in pre-medical studies, discusses his experience using… Keep reading

Learning Tableau with O’Reilly for Higher Education: A Student’s Perspective

Vanderbilt University Library is excited to share how our subscription to O’Reilly for Higher Education is being used by Vanderbilt students to learn new skills and software programs virtually. This is the first in a three-part series of student-authored articles. Aleena Rahman, a master of finance student graduating this month, discusses her experience using O’Reilly… Keep reading

Gale Digital Scholar Lab Applications in Teaching

April 21 @ 12 p.m. Link to Meeting: https://cengage.zoom.us/j/134679167?pwd=QWZvelNFRlFPaEhnNk5XeTZTZm8rZz09 In the past year, Gale, a company that partners with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights, has launched a new text mining tool for digital humanities research and teaching—the Digital Scholar Lab. It gives users the ability to search across their… Keep reading

Workshop: Intro to Geospatial Analysis with QGIS

This two-session course will focus on introductory spatial analysis in QGIS, a free and open source GIS platform. If you have always been curious about GIS and how to get started with it, this is the perfect opportunity. The course will run two days, 2/27 & 2/28, from 1-4:30 pm both days. Day 1 will… Keep reading

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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry set for March 5–6

The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6. The boot camp will feature: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to Python Register here. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Research IT Service, Vanderbilt Libraries, and the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute…. Keep reading

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Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit

Symposium Program The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research (VIIGR) and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) are proud to co-sponsor the Middle TN Geospatial Summit, celebrating geospatial research in middle Tennessee and beyond. The two-day summit will feature lightening talks from local graduate students, a panel and presentations from… Keep reading

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