CMU Librarians Explore Metadata in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Hello Datascapers! In today’s Tartan Datascapes, I have the privilege of collaborating with Angelina (hereafter Lina) Spotts, our Metadata Specialist at CMU Libraries, to provide what I believe is the most creative, unique installment of the blog since its inception in September 2019! Now, Lina and I have quite a bit in common. We both enjoy talking about data management. We both like using examples from popular culture to teach technical concepts.

Data Collaboration Tools Support Remote Research

Students collaborate over a laptop

Collaboration is at the heart of the cutting-edge research and teaching that has put Carnegie Mellon University at the forefront of technological and social innovation. In the day-to-day workflow of research, this  can mean the sharing of ideas or the results of analyses that come from  spontaneous conversations with benchmates and office neighbors. Teaching is often a naturally collaborative endeavor as well, with students working together in the classroom and on client-based experiential projects. 

Hear from Some of the Greatest Minds in Computer Science

Image of CS lecture from vintage video

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a lecture from Nobel Prize winner, Turing Award recipient, and artificial intelligence expert Herb Simon? Attendees at the June 11 event "The Power of Pioneers: Preserving CMU's Computer Science Videotape Collection," hosted by the University Libraries and the School of Computer science, had the opportunity to do exactly that, thanks to a vintage recording that has recently been digitized.

Picturephone Mod II

Picturephone Mod II

Special Collections at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries continues to grow distinctive and unique holdings relating to the history of science and technology with the recent addition of two AT&T Mod II Picturephones.

Exploring Teaching with Data and Big Data Research at CMU

Hey Datascapers! Full disclosure: today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet, as a transformer blew in our neighborhood causing everyone to lose power, so I’m working against the clock (i.e. my computer battery) to make sure readers get their regularly scheduled, high-quality Tartan Datascapes content! It’s going to be a tough job, but it’s worth it for all you awesome readers.

Improving Access to the University Archives’ Audiovisual Materials

Improving Access to the University Archives’ Audiovisual Materials

This spring the University Archives launched a new Vimeo channel to highlight and provide online access to some of the remarkable audiovisual holdings in our collections. Over the coming months we will continue to add newly and previously digitized content from the university’s history. The new site will also be the future home of recordings from the CMU Oral History Program.


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