Call for Applicants for Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals How can you identify and explore patterns across millions of documents? In this fellowship, Buchanan Library 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 ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections…. Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Fall Semester Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Understanding the Fine Arts Gallery Collection using Wikidata and AI This project will introduce the Fellows to Wikidata, the knowledge graph that anyone can edit. We will work to improve and add to the metadata in Wikidata about Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery works using spreadsheet-based software tools that make it… Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps

Summer Buchanan Library Fellowship: Telling the Story of Civil War Nashville through Storymaps Using records, maps and photographs from the Vanderbilt Special Collections and other historic Nashville collections, two Buchanan Library Fellows will create Storymap projects: interactive, GIS-based visual tools that combine information on many individual locations into a single visual product, telling the exciting… Keep reading

Call for Summer Fellowship applicants: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks

Summer Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks The Modalities of Textual Analysis project will be exploring different approaches to analyzing ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections using natural language processing on Databricks/Spark. Students will have the opportunity to explore building custom NLP pipelines for projects like the correction of… Keep reading

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

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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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