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Happy Birthday Wikipedia and Creative Commons! Join the celebration of free information January 15th

January 2019 is a great month for free information. Public Domain Day on January 1st marked the first time in 20 years that films, books, artworks and more created in 1923 came into the Public Domain. Studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely… Keep Reading

Five Centuries of Woodcuts to Open at the Fine Arts Gallery: Thursday, January 10

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts January 10–March 1, 2019 You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall Surveying artworks created over multiple continents and 500 years, Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts spotlights more than forty prints from… Keep Reading

Art+Feminism topic of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In March, Vanderbilt Libraries will join individuals and organizations across the globe for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon designed to improve content on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia sites. Art+Feminism 2019 is in the fifth year of a six-year campaign that focuses on gender and non-binary artists and encourages new editors to participate, especially women… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Sold by: John Bell and British Bookselling in the 18th-19th centuries

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Sold by: John Bell and British Bookselling in the 18th-19th centuries What did it mean to be a bookseller at the… Keep Reading

Buchanan Fellows Presentations and Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday December 4

Join the fun on Tuesday, December 4th as we celebrate the projects created by the Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows.  Three Fellows worked with Special Collections and TV News Archive staff to produce documentaries about journalists whose papers are in Special Collections: Jack Corn, Jack Hurst, and Jim Squires.  The documentaries accompany an exhibition, The… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: A Full House: Books about Cards and Gaming at Vanderbilt

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: A Full House: Books about Cards and Gaming at Vanderbilt Come learn more about the recent acquisitions of one of the… Keep Reading

Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep Reading

Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak at the Library

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, followed by a reception and book signing Professor Darnton is a Rhodes Scholar,… Keep Reading