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Tech help in Central!

VUIT student assistants will be delighted to help you with any technology issues and questions right at the Service Desk in Central Library. The hours of operation are 1pm to 5pm, Monday-Friday. And while you’re at the Service Desk, make use of our fantastic subject librarians you will find there from 10am to 6pm, Monday-Friday…. Keep Reading

Improvements to Library Search and Website

Summer 2018 is proving to be an exciting and busy time for the Vanderbilt Libraries as we move to an entirely revamped digital footprint including a new Integrated Library System (the library catalog search and backend operations), as well as a new library web presence, and improved course reading list software. These changes were based… Keep Reading

Technology Lending @ SEL

Coming soon…in the Fall of 2018 the Science and Engineering Library will begin to lend a variety of technology equipment including: Digital Cameras, tripods and lenses, Laptops: both Dell and Macbook Air, a Molecular Modeling Kit, Laptop and Phone Chargers, Graphing and Non-graphing Calculators, Makerspace Devices, Headphones, Virtual Reality Headsets, and a Go Pro.

DiscoverLibrary Saved Searches Going Away

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are debuting a new library catalog on July 24. Unfortunately, it is not possible to migrate DiscoverLibrary saved search queries, folders, and items to the new system. Although searches and folders cannot be exported, saved items can be exported to reference management systems like Zotero and EndNote. For help,… Keep Reading

Libraries Improving the Way Faculty Create Course Reading Lists

Over the summer, library staff have been migrating our course reserves system. This new system will allow faculty to create their course reading lists with links to our catalog, electronic resources and even websites, and then send that list to the library for processing with the click of a button. During the July 2018 transition,… Keep Reading

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