The people, collections, and services that support the University Libraries’ mission to build, steward, and enhance the information environment of CMU.

IDeATe's 5th Anniversary

IDeATe's 5th Anniversary

IDeATe’s primary role is helping students augment their disciplinary education with an exposure to the skills and techniques of working with other people. We know our graduates will have to work with others when they enter the workforce, and we want them to understand the skills and habits of mind from colleagues in other fields. Many of our courses involve collaboration and making as practical ways of allowing interdisciplinary skills to be developed and practiced. These practical approaches are highly relevant in a time of interest in maker-movements.

Inside the Enigma Machine

Inside the Enigma Machine

Researchers had a rare opportunity to peek “under the hood” of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ two Enigma machines, opening the World War II-era machines to photograph their carefully-crafted interiors and to locate and record the serial numbers printed on their rotors.

Fear and Desire: The Student in Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Considered one of the most innovative, daring and independent filmmakers to come out of the post-World War II generation, Stanley Kubrick inspired many of our current motion picture auteurs, such as Steven Spielberg (whose film "A.I: Artificial Intelligence" was originally a Kubrick production), Martin Scorsese (who owns several original Kubrick 35mm prints in his exhaustive film library) and CMU Alumnus George A. Romero (who cited Kubrick’s "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" as one of his top ten films of all time).

A Conversation with: Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee is the University Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. An historian by training, he specializes in the political, cultural, technology, and business history of the twentieth century United States, with a particular focus on the history of the information society. 

You previously served as visiting faculty in the History Department before going to the Library of Congress. What brought you back to CMU?

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Moon Image

On July 20th, 1969, an estimated 600 million people witnessed the live broadcast of the first manned lunar landing known as Apollo 11.  Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the lunar module to become the first human beings to step foot on the moon, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins stayed in orbit.  This was the first of many historic events to take place on the moon that day.  Armstrong’s left foot was the first human footprint left on a lunar surface, while the first meal eaten on the Moon consisted of four bacon squares, three sugar cookies, peaches, pin

A Conversation with: Huajin Wang

Librarian Huajin Wang joined the University Libraries in 2017. A cell biologist by training, with more than 10 years of research experience, she is also a member of the AIDR 2019 Program Committee.

What is AIDR 2019?
AIDR stands for Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse. It is a conference that aims to bring together everyone whose work is related to using AI or machine learning to facilitate data discovery and reuse. It takes place May 13-15 at Simmons Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University.


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