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Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak at the Library

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, followed by a reception and book signing Professor Darnton is a Rhodes Scholar,… Keep Reading

Find your Textbook @ the Library

Did you know that the Vanderbilt University Libraries provide access to over 1.5 million full-text e-books, including thousands of online textbooks? Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are available for immediate download. To see if the Libraries have an electronic version of the textbook you’re looking for, search the Library Catalog. Many of… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt’s Historic Flag

Thanks to everyone who participated in the flag ceremony in Central Library’s Community Room.  Special thanks go to Provost Wente, Col. Dustin Mitchell, Brandon Hulette, Sergeant Kotz and everyone from Vanderbilt ROTC. We will post the video of the ceremony once the recording is ready, but in the meantime, have been asked to share this… Keep Reading

GIS Day(s)

The Libraries is pleased to announce GIS Day(s) coming this November 14-16. In coordination with International GIS Day, Vanderbilt University is hosting three days of keynote speakers, hands-on training opportunities, and even a drone mapping project. Join VU to celebrate all things Geographic Information Systems (GIS) November 14-16, in various locations across campus. The Vanderbilt… Keep Reading

Japanese Book Binding Workshop Friday

A hands-on workshop for students, library staff and the community will be held at the Central Library Community Room on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 am and 11 am. Each session will last an hour; they are identical in content. The workshop includes two parts: A brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe,… Keep Reading

Resource Spotlight: Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent makes patent searching easy using the Web of Science search platform. This database covers patents and patent applications from every major patent issuing agency in the world back to 1963. Each patent has an abstract and rewritten title (both in English language) to enable natural language searching.  Where available, there are links from each… Keep Reading

Introduction to GitHub

I am pleased to remind you of the next installment of our Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Workshop Series: Introduction to GitHub, to be held Friday October 12, from 11:10-12:00 in Central 418a.   Want to build a digital project? Share data? GitHub might be the tool for you! This session will give you a basic introduction… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries’ Open Mind Series: Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information

Information is being democratized and diversified. Every cell phone video is a news story, every YouTube account is a classroom. Citizens no longer trust or rely on experts for their information, partially because they can obtain first-hand accounts of the world around them. In the age of untrusted experts and folk-journalism, folk-education, what is the… Keep Reading