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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

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas is the Coordinator for Collections at Peabody Library. He has worked at Vanderbilt for ½ a year. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew? Working with our various patrons here at Peabody is one of my favorite things about my job. Whether you are a Vanderbilt student, faculty/staff member… Keep Reading

Archival Issues of The Pillar Available Online

Vanderbilt Libraries has recently digitized the 1949-1979 issues of The Pillar, the annual publication of the study body for George Peabody College for Teachers. All issues are browsable in an easy-to-read format, can be searched via keyword, and users can even create PDFs of pages. Check out your favorite year here! [Image from the 1979 Pillar]

Winter Break Hours @ Peabody Library

Peabody Library will be closed from December 22, 2018 through January 1, 2019. If you need assistance during this time, please visit the Central, Divinity and Biomedical Libraries. All library hours during the winter break can be found here. The Peabody Library staff sends you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Bloomberg BNA Changes

As of December 31, 2018, Bloomberg BNA will be retired as a standalone product and will be available exclusively on Bloomberg Law. Previously, Bloomberg Law was only available to the law school community, but will now be accessible to all Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, and students via campus IP on January 1, 2019. Non-law students,… 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

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

NOTICE: Peabody Library closed 12/12, 5am-6am

Peabody Library will be without power and closed from 5:00am-6:00am on Wednesday, December 12th. For safety reasons, please plan to be out of the Library at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Leslie Foutch

Leslie Foutch is the subject librarian for the Human & Organizational Development department. She has been at Vanderbilt for 18 years. What is something about your job that you wish everyone knew?  I have very little time to read books. So many people have said to me over the years that I bet working in a… Keep Reading

Peabody Staff Spotlight: Amy Corbitt

Welcome to the first installment in a series of posts highlight the amazing staff at Peabody Library. We’ll be featuring the rest of the staff in the coming months. Amy Corbitt works as the Coordinator for the Curriculum Materials Center as well as coordinating and processing course reserves for Peabody College. She has worked at… Keep Reading