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Tartan Datascapes is a biweekly blog featuring snapshots of the data landscape across the entire Carnegie Mellon University campus, from researchers in the College of Fine Arts to the School of Computer Science. Each snapshot will feature an individual researcher or research team and highlight how their work contributes to the broader datascapes of CMU. Researchers from across the spectrum of domains are doing amazing work with data at our institution, and Tartan Datascapes is a great place to read about this work!

Featured with each blog are quick tips for managing your data through research data management (RDM) techniques, and information on how the University Libraries can assist you with your myriad data needs through workshops, outreach, and consultations!

For more information about Tartan Datascapes or to request a feature of your research, please contact Hannah Gunderman, Research Data Management Consultant, at hgunderm@andrew.cmu.edu


Research Highlight: Immersive Education through Shakespeare-VR

360-degree camera used in the filming of Hamlet for the Shakespeare-VR project

Hello all! We are rapidly approaching the end of the semester, and I’m sure as all of you can empathize, I am eagerly awaiting the holidays for some much needed rest. At CMU Libraries, we’ve been working hard to support students, staff, and faculty with their end-of-semester teaching and research needs, and we are also building up a great lineup of spring 2020 workshops and engagement opportunities. Keep a close watch on our website for updated information! 

You Can't Spill Tea on These: Research Data Management and Collaboration in LabArchives

So, it got really cold this week. Really cold. I moved here from Knoxville, Tennessee in July after having lived down there for five years, and while I promise it does get cold down there, this is a whole level of chilled that I wasn't prepared for. If you see a librarian walking around campus with simply not enough winter gear (yet) and shuffling towards the warmth of Hunt Library, that's me! 

Researcher Highlight: Dr. Ebenezer Concepción Explores Sociopolitical Critique through the Novel

Hello readers! I hope everyone had a lovely Tartan Community Day and a great Halloween. Because I currently have braces, I was able to easily dress up as Eliza Thornberry this year. Did anyone have any cool, data-themed costumes? If so, send pictures to me and I'll feature you in the next issue of Tartan Datascapes

The Carpentries: Where Learning Data and Computational Skills Isn’t so Spooky

Hello Datascapers! We’ve now arrived at my favorite month of the year, where I like to change my Twitter handle to something a bit more spooky, drink lots of hot apple cider, and take all the flannels stored in my closet and move them into my regular rotation of outfits. In the name of the season, I’d like to start off this week’s post with a short horror story: 

Welcome to Tartan Datascapes!

Hello CMU! My name is Dr. Hannah Gunderman and I am your new Research Data Management Consultant at the University Libraries. I’m thrilled to share the first installment of Tartan Datascapes with you all. This introductory blog post will describe a bit about me, what I do, and what Tartan Datascapes will offer you as a reader.

A few things to know about me: