NIH and NLM Strategic Plans focus on Data Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released their strategic plans this year and they are heavily focused on Data Science. NIH Draft, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/NIH-Strategic-Plan-for-Data-Science.pdf NLM https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html  

Last Week to Complete Survey for the New Catalog

One of the biggest changes to happen in Vanderbilt’s libraries in the last 20 years is underway. Beginning in late July, students and faculty will have access to an easier and faster way to search the university library collections. Since the current system’s implementation in 1997, technology has changed. The new catalog will allow more… Keep Reading

“Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data” Symposium to Be Held at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt University Libraries is hosting a public symposium on Friday, June 1, 2018, titled Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data. The symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists, and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of preserving and providing access to culturally sensitive materials online. “The annual Cultural Heritage at Scale symposia critically exam the technological infrastructure… Keep Reading

GIS Presentations by Buchanan Library Fellows

Buchanan Library Fellows Presentations Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Central Library Classroom 418A 3:00 pm -4:00 pm Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 pm to hear Buchanan Library Fellows present on their spring semester projects. Over the course of the semester, these students learned to solve practical spatial problems using cutting edge Geographic… Keep Reading

Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer and Fall Buchanan Library Fellows

  Photo by Joe Howell Calling all undergraduates: are you interested in becoming a Buchanan Library Fellow? Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall fellowships. The Buchanan Library Fellowship program connects undergraduate students with librarians and faculty to develop skills in a variety of areas, including geographic information systems, data visualization, exhibition curation… Keep Reading

Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App

The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, http://library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php. Additional instructions to redeem the code will be provided.    

OOMF Portable Chargers to Go Away

Since December 2016 the campus has been offering access to portable phone chargers provided by a start-up company, OOMF. Under the terms of the pilot project, OOMF provided the service free of charge with the expectation that a business model using micro-charges for each transaction would eventually be implemented. While the free service was very… Keep Reading

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge

Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but NCBI’s new PubMed Journals will help you keep up-to-date. PubMed Journals lets you: Easily find and follow journals of interest Browse new articles in your favorite journals Keep up-to-date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and… Keep Reading

New Bandy Center Website

Announcing the launch of the newly revised W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies website. The new site, which integrates with the library’s existing webpages, includes information about the Center’s collections, exhibitions, publications, research fellows, and events. The featured images on the welcome screen are of Paris during Charles Baudelaire’s time, a… Keep Reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March is ART+FEMINISM and Vanderbilt Library’s having a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Why We Edit Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented: less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack… Keep Reading