Library News Online

New video on Fair Use

The Vanderbilt Libraries has a new Fair Use video that explains what fair use means in educational contexts. This video is the latest installment of the Libraries’ “Know Your Rights” copyright videos: What is Copyright?, What are My Rights?, and Using Others’ Works. More information, including a FAQ, a Fair Use Checklist, and tips for students and faculty,… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: Nexis Uni

Legal research databases are notoriously restrictive when it comes to access for the average student user, but with Nexis Uni you’ll have all tools you’ll need. Formerly known as Lexis Academic, Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The upgraded product… Keep Reading

Audiobooks Now Available

Vanderbilt Libraries now offer access to a collection of audiobooks through RBdigital. Students can browse a variety of titles from classic novels to business best-sellers. For business, check out books such as The Innovator’s Solution, The Leadership Pipeline, and Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation To Predict Industry Change. A full list of business audiobooks can… Keep Reading

Find your Textbook @ the Library

Did you know that the Vanderbilt University Libraries provide access to over 1.5 million full-text e-books, including thousands of online textbooks? Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are available for immediate download. To see if the Libraries have an electronic version of the textbook you’re looking for, search the Library Catalog. Many of… Keep Reading

Course Reading List Tool – Training for Faculty & Staff

Trainer Betsy Post-Garza, customer success manager for Ex Libris-ProQuest Learning Solutions, will return to the Vanderbilt campus October 31, November 1 & 2 to provide instruction and support for using the new Course Reading List Tool to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Brightspace. The Heard Library will host the Course Reading List… Keep Reading

Librarian Rahn Huber Brings Experience to the Wond’ry

When the Wond’ry opened their doors two years ago, they were eager to collaborate with Vanderbilt librarians who had the knowledge and expertise to help entrepreneurs succeed. As an information consultant with experience in business, technology, and patents, Rahn Huber was a natural choice. In addition to her job as a business librarian at Walker… Keep Reading

Introduction to GitHub

I am pleased to remind you of the next installment of our Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Workshop Series: Introduction to GitHub, to be held Friday October 12, from 11:10-12:00 in Central 418a.   Want to build a digital project? Share data? GitHub might be the tool for you! This session will give you a basic introduction… Keep Reading

Walker Management Library Immersion Week Hours

During Immersion Week, October 6th-13th, Walker Management Library will operate under different hours: Saturday, Oct. 6th: 10:00am-8:00pm Sunday, Oct. 7th: Closed Monday, Oct. 8th – Friday Oct. 12th: 8:00am-6:00pm Saturday, Oct. 13th: Closed Sunday, Oct. 14th: 10:00am-9:00pm Access is restricted to Owen School card holders after 5pm. For more information, take a look at our… Keep Reading

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

Goats Bring Stress Relief to Owen Students

On Monday, Oct. 1, a herd of goats arrived in the Owen courtyard, just in time for finals. Walker Management Library invited local goat service Shenanigoats to bring in baby and full-grown goats, setting them loose in the courtyard for students to play with and pet. They were a perfect distraction for students in the… Keep Reading