Mellon Grant for Digital Scholarship

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh a grant to research the development of a standardized platform for digital scholarship. The $60,000, 18-month grant will support “Digits,” a project that will explore how new technologies that make it increasingly easy to publish, share, reproduce and archive complex digital materials can be sustained in a unified and flexible way.

UPDATE: Help Us Pick a Chair

9/11/2017 UPDATE: We asked, you answered! The "Caper," the white chair pictured on the left side of the image, was the clear winner. New chairs will be delivered to the third floor in early October.

Have you always wanted to pick out furniture for the library? Now is your opportunity! Help us select a new chair for the third floor. From now through September 10, 2017, two chair options will be out on the third floor for you to test. Use a sticker to vote for your favorite. Which one will it be? You can help us decide!

Grant Research Session

The University Libraries offer numerous services and resources to support the work of research administrators and researchers. In this session, learn about library support and resources to help researchers comply with funder policies for data and publication sharing, publish in open access journals, develop data management plans and share work via the CMU institutional repository. Also, hear an introduction to Dimensions, a newly acquired database of awarded research funding worldwide. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training.

Food Policy Update

To ensure that the physical spaces of the libraries continue to enhance the quality of the CMU student experience, the University Libraries is implementing an immediate change to library food policy and seeking input on possible future changes.

Effective September 1, 2017, food is no longer allowed on the fourth floor. Beverages will continue to be allowed on the fourth floor. Food and beverages can still be consumed on all other floors.

New Database: DRAM

DRAM contains American music represented by the New World Records and CRI label(s), which merged in 2007. From folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, New World has served composers, artists, students and the general public since its inception in 1975 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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