Love Data Week

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!

New Evidence Synthesis Service

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.

Libraries Hours: Winter 2020 Schedule

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.

Hackathon: Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic

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.

How To: Request Digital Scans of Print Items

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:

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