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)

‘Vanderbilt Magazine’ now fully digitized and available online

The complete archive of Vanderbilt University’s flagship publication has been fully digitized and is now available online, making more than a century of university history accessible to the Vanderbilt community and others around the globe.

The Spring-Summer 2023 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine (Vanderbilt University)

‘All That Glitters’ exhibit continues at Special Collections and University Archives

Gilded treasures belonging to university founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, a shipping and railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century, are among the items featured in All That Glitters: Silver and Gold at Vanderbilt, currently on display at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.

This 24-karat engraved gold house was an anniversary gift to Cornelius Vanderbilt from his wife, Sophia, in 1863. Goldsmith unknown; New York, 1863. (Vanderbilt University Memorabilia Collection)

Heard Libraries’ new hip-hop print collection engages critical issues in U.S. politics and culture

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are marking the 50th anniversary of hip-hop in 2023 with the acquisition of eight prints by celebrated hip-hop illustrator and documentarian André LeRoy Davis…. Keep reading

Heard Libraries expand cultural preservation efforts with membership in international Digital Preservation Coalition

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have strengthened their commitment to preserving cultural heritage by joining the Digital Preservation Coalition, a prestigious U.K.-based nonprofit that works with global partners to… Keep reading