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Vanderbilt Libraries’ Open Mind Series: Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information

Information is being democratized and diversified. Every cell phone video is a news story, every YouTube account is a classroom. Citizens no longer trust or rely on experts for their information, partially because they can obtain first-hand accounts of the world around them. In the age of untrusted experts and folk-journalism, folk-education, what is the… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: ProQuest Legislative Insight

Expand your understanding of the history of the United States Congress with ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database. Legislative Insight features an expansive compilation of over 18,000 thoroughly researched legislative histories dating back to the very first Congress, offering unprecedented research opportunities to legal and political science scholars along with other researchers seeking access to detailed federal… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Camille Ivey

Camille Ivey is a Health Sciences Librarian at the Eskind Biomedical Library and has worked there for 20 years.  She worked as a Health Information Analyst for 17 years and then completed the University of Tennessee Master’s in Library and Information Science distance education program in 2015.  She is a native Alabamian and completed her… Keep Reading

U.S. State Department Central Files Now Available

  The Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files for Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and Europe and Latin America are now part of the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ collection. These History Vault resources provide access to American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments from 1960-1969. To access the Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, click… Keep Reading

Updated copyright policy @ VU      

A recent MyVU news article discussed the university’s new copyright policy for the campus’ course management system, Brightspace.  It is extremely important for our constituents in the medical center who develop and maintain in-house or home-grown portals to licensed library resources to understand and abide by the same policy so the institution remains compliant with… Keep Reading

Library launches News Desk, with free campus NYT and WSJ access

Reading award-winning news stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal is now easier for the Vanderbilt community, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage. The portal is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost. “Citizens need reliable and diverse… Keep Reading

From the Director’s Chair, 8/27/18

On behalf of the staff of the Annette & Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center, we wish to welcome all new students, staff, and faculty to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The Library re-opened on July 23, 2018 after a year-long renovation. The building contains the Eskind Biomedical Library (first floor… Keep Reading

Heard Libraries awarded digitization grant for Zapata Olivella pilot project

The Heard Libraries have been awarded a grant from the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) for a pilot project to digitize and preserve the audiotapes of the Manuel Zapata Olivella Collection. The tapes represent a collection of interviews of Colombians from all regions about their heritage and traditions, with a focus on Afro-Colombians.  They… Keep Reading

Technology Lending @ SEL

Coming soon…in the Fall of 2018 the Science and Engineering Library will begin to lend a variety of technology equipment including: Digital Cameras, tripods and lenses, Laptops: both Dell and Macbook Air, a Molecular Modeling Kit, Laptop and Phone Chargers, Graphing and Non-graphing Calculators, Makerspace Devices, Headphones, Virtual Reality Headsets, and a Go Pro.