The new semester is starting and our librarians are here to welcome you back! Join us on Zoom for a special spring 2021 orientation as we cover library services during COVID-19, and open the floor to any questions you may have. Full schedule is below. See you soon!
Every year around Valentine’s Day, universities and libraries around the world participate in Love Data Week (February 8 - 12, 2021), an effort to raise awareness related to managing, sharing, preserving, and reusing research data. The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is no exception! This year, we’ll be offering a host of virtual events and online engagement activities with the theme “Exploring your Relationship with Data,” and encouraging the CMU community to consider the importance of loving and caring for their research data!
The University Libraries is pleased to announce a new service to support evidence synthesis across disciplines. Evidence synthesis includes methods such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses, scoping reviews, systematic mapping reviews, rapid reviews and other systematic or structured approaches to literature reviews. These methods can be applied to understand what existing research can tell us about what works or doesn’t work for policy and practice and identify areas of knowledge gaps and knowledge saturation.
Working on a text mining project but have trouble scraping text content from publications? We are happy to introduce ProQuest TDM Studio, a web-based, collaborative text and data mining platform that allows you to access and analyze large amounts of text data in the ProQuest database in a Jupyter Notebook environment.
December 10, 2020 Update – To accommodate students seeking quiet space for final exams, Hunt Library will be open from December 10 through December 23. Seats musts be reserved in advance. Sorrells and Mellon Libraries are closed through January 18. The Libraries will continue to offer curbside pickup services and all current virtual services will remain in effect. Books can be returned through the Hunt Library book drop.
Most people consider library archives — records of old materials, categorized and easy to search — as the definitive records of an institution's history. And yet archives are not neutral. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that archives do not tell a complete story.
December 3rd is International Day of People with Disabilities, which aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, and our current book display focuses on accessibility awareness.
University Libraries is partnering with DNAnexus and the OpenCravatGroup at Johns Hopkins University to host a virtual hackathon titled "Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic" on January 6-8, 2021. A variety of exciting projects will be revealed to hackathon participants prior to the hackathon, and will build off of previous National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hackathons and community projects.
In response to COVID-19 and the unique needs of a hybrid semester, the Libraries have pursued a number of options to provide remote access to library print materials. As a result of these efforts, users can now request scans of chapters or specific pages of print materials contained within the Libraries’ catalog to be sent to them via email.
To request scans of library materials: