Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries join OCLC Research Library Partnership

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University have strengthened their commitment to innovation and collaborative scholarship by joining the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University and OCLC Research Library Partnership. Aerial view of Vanderbilt's Central Library.

The Rev. James M. Lawson Papers now digitized and available to public, expanding reach of late civil rights leader’s work

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives has fully digitized the Rev. James Lawson Papers and made these materials available to the general public, giving students, scholars and historians a more complete picture of the distinguished activist’s life and legacy.

The Rev. James Lawson teaching nonviolent direct action to students circa. 1960. (The Rev. James Lawson Papers/Vanderbilt University Special Collections)

Heard Libraries host fifth Southern Library Support Staff Conference, drawing professionals from across the Southeast

Academic, public, school and specialty librarians and library staff representing 13 states gathered at Vanderbilt University for the fifth Southern Library Support Staff Conference hosted by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries May 29–31.

Southern Library Support Staff Conference

Heard Libraries showcase pioneering efforts, global leadership in digital preservation

A new article in “EdTech Magazine” and a case study by the Center for Digital Education highlight how the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries continue to innovate in the area of digital preservation. 

Digital preservation photo illustration (Shutterstock)

Heard Libraries’ research engagement collaborations bolster faculty scholarship

Collaborations between Vanderbilt University faculty and librarians at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries highlight an important facet of the academic librarian’s role: leveraging research expertise to find and organize information and evaluate its quality, accuracy and validity to bolster faculty scholarship.

BMJ collaborates with Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries to support open access publishing

New read-and-publish agreement expands the opportunity for sharing and accessing cutting-edge research Leading global health care knowledge provider BMJ has signed a new read-and-publish agreement with the Jean and Alexander… Keep reading

Patterson discusses formative years, book bans, writing process at Vanderbilt event

James Patterson has published over 400 titles and sold more than 425 million copies of his books, but he first gained the confidence to pursue a career in writing while working toward a graduate degree at Vanderbilt, the bestselling author told a large audience in Langford Auditorium on April 11.

NERL and Springer Nature sign new three-year open publishing agreement

NERL, a consortium representing some of America’s leading research institutions, and Springer Nature, a global leader in research publishing, have agreed to a new three-year open publishing agreement. The deal provides… Keep reading