Join Us for GIS Day Programming next Wednesday, November 18

The program of events is open to everyone! Join via Zoom GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri, and first took place in 1999. Schedule: 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Mapping the Pandemic:  Lessons from COVID-19 Data Wrangling in… Keep reading

Library Summer Project Attracts Grant Funding

The Wikimedia Foundation has awarded Vanderbilt University a grant to advance WikiCite among information professionals. WikiCite is a “Wikimedia initiative to develop open citations and linked bibliographic data to serve free knowledge.” The grant will fund a training program titled “WikiCite for Librarians: Interactive Learning Pathways for Information Professionals.” The participants in this grant gained… Keep reading


New feature broadens Libraries’ Scan and Deliver service

The libraries are pleased to introduce a new button to “request chapter/article scan” found in the bibliographic record for any user logged into their library account. (Please see screen shot below) When selected, the button sends you to the “Article/Book Chapter Request” form. Initially rolled out to faculty, it is now available to all members… Keep reading

Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

The Vanderbilt University Library provides access to LibKey Nomad, a browser extension that provides instant links from publisher web sites to full-text articles subscribed to by the Library. Nomad is now available in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi. Nomad helps with access in three ways: It displays a Download PDF badge when it detects… Keep reading

Contactless checkout@VandyLibraries Expanding for Fall

The well-received contactless materials checkout system checkout@VandyLibraries introduced last year in the Biomedical, Central, Divinity and Peabody libraries is expanding this fall to the Management and Science libraries.  Take a minute now to download the checkout@VandyLibraries app, available for both iPhone and Android, so you are ready to safely check out materials using your mobile… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Library Fellowship: Privacy, Surveillance and Intellectual Freedom

Open to undergraduate students, the Buchanan Library Fellowship Privacy, Surveillance, and Intellectual Freedom is seeking additional applicants. New online research environments have made the discovery and consumption of information easier than ever. However, these environments often threaten privacy and intellectual freedom by relying on surveillance economies and architectures. In this seminar, fellows will explore the… Keep reading

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Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Text Mining

Open to undergraduate students, the Buchanan Library Fellowship Modalities of Text Mining is seeking additional applicants.  How can you identify and explore patterns across millions of documents? In this fellowship, Library Buchanan Fellows will learn state-of-the-art techniques for text mining at scale. Fellows will join an ongoing research project to analyze constellations of information in… Keep reading

VMWare Moving to Multi-Factor Authentication

As a measure to increase network security, use of the VMWare Horizon client software, including the Management Library Virtual Machines, will require Multi-Factor Authentication beginning 8:00pm Central Time, Friday, March 27th. This will require the installation of the DUO app on your mobile device, directions for which can be found here. If you have any questions about this or any other Management Library… Keep reading

AV Equipment for Online Learning

  Through its Gear2Go service, the Libraries also lends out a variety of audio-visual technology that can be used to support online learning. This includes: DSLR cameras, GoPro cameras, 360 cameras, digital recording devices, and different types of microphones.  Much of this technology is available in portable kits with all the necessary attachments packed inside and ready for check out.  For… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: March 2020

IMPORTANT: Please note that given University policy about in-person events during the coronavirus crisis and all face-to-face in-person workshops have been cancelled until further notice. Some of these workshops may be offered online instead. More information about the University’s coronavirus response is available here. 3rd Annual Edible Books Festival Join us for the 3rd Annual Edible Books… Keep reading