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About This Exhibit

This exhibition grew out of last year’s library dean’s fellows projects.  Each semester, fellows work with librarians and faculty on strategic projects that help them learn new skills and share scholarship. Students were trained to use Omeka, Neo4j, and GIS technology to dig deeper into scholarly and primary sources.  We wondered how new technologies have changed our ability to visualize large data sets? How have the inventions and discoveries of past centuries changed our perception of the universe?  Curators from the Central Library, Special Collections, the Divinity Library, the Music Library, and Peabody Library identified items in the libraries’ collections that spoke to the way our world view has changed over the last six centuries.

Special thanks go to the following who made this exhibition possible:

Rocky Alvey, Director, and Lynn Maddox, Public Affairs, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

A. Berlind, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Amy Blackman, Donna Smith and Steve Green, Vanderbilt Creative Services

Nathan Griffin, Plant Operations

Don Hughes, Plant Operations

Victor Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Divinity School

Dr. Jonas G. King and Professor Julián F. Hillyer, Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Robert Lupton [Princeton University] and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration and Dr. Andreas

Dr. Elizabeth Moodey, Assistant Professor, History of Art

Pamela J. Morgan, Lender

Dr. Robert O’Dell, Distinguished Research Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Rabbi Laurie Rice and the Congregation Micah

Dr. Hanna Roman, Assistant Professor, French & Italian Department

Mike Smith, Gilbert|McLaughlin|Casella Architects

James Thweatt and Christopher Ryland, Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Lender