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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry set for March 5–6

The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6. The boot camp will feature: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to Python Register here. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Research IT Service, Vanderbilt Libraries, and the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute…. Keep reading

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Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit

Symposium Program The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research (VIIGR) and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) are proud to co-sponsor the Middle TN Geospatial Summit, celebrating geospatial research in middle Tennessee and beyond. The two-day summit will feature lightening talks from local graduate students, a panel and presentations from… Keep reading

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Surviving Graduate School: Scientific Communication

This session of the surviving graduate school series for STEM majors will focus on how the scientific communication process works. The good and bad of the academic publishing process and its history will be discussed along with basic reading, writing, and speaking advice. February 10 from 12:10pm – 1:00pm Seminar Room in the Stevenson Science and Engineering… Keep reading

Found in Cuba:The Ingenuity and Creativity of Ediciones Vigía

January 20, 2020-February 27, 2020 Vigía began in 1985 in the town of Matanzas as a meeting space for authors and artists. Soon they began to create handmade books, making national literature known and more accessible to Cubans. Despite the economic hardships of the 1990s, known as Cuba’s “special period,” they continued as an independent… Keep reading

Fables and Fantasies: The Illustrations of J.J. Grandville

February 3 – May 24, 2020 An upcoming exhibition in the Central Library will highlight the books of the influential French illustrator, J.J. Grandville (1803-1847). From satirical political cartoons to personified flowers, the illustrations of Grandville have been very influential. Grandville moved from his birth city of Nancy to Paris to pursue his career as… Keep reading

G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey

February 2, 2020 – May 4, 2020 American illustrator and writer Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) rose to prominence in the late 1950s for his macabre slant on humorous fiction featuring Victorian and Edwardian settings.  “If something doesn’t creep into a drawing that you’re not prepared for, you might as well not have drawn it,”… Keep reading

Database Spotlight: O’Reilly for Higher Education

The Vanderbilt Libraries now provide access to O’Reilly for Higher Education, a multimedia collection of instruction and reference materials focused on computer programming, technology, and business transformation. The platform includes over 38,000 books, over 30,000 videos, and a large collection of case studies, audiobooks, and structured learning paths, as well as other exclusive content from O’Reilly’s global conferences.   O’Reilly Media, best known for their technology books with covers featuring distinctive woodcuts of animals, has… Keep reading

Hook Hooks Installed

In appreciation of Divinity Library Director Bill Hook, and his 40 years of service to the Vanderbilt Libraries, we have installed these Distinguished Hook Hooks in his honor in the Judaica room. Thank you, Bill, for all you’ve done and continue to do for our students and our community.