Student Exhibit Explores Computing History @CMU

An exhibit on the Helix of Gates Hall represents a unique collaboration between the University Libraries, School of Computer Science and the History Department at Carnegie Mellon. “Computing_CMU.LOG” was created by the students of Fall 2019 undergraduate course 79-390 History Workshop: Computer Science, a research seminar with a focus on the history of computers and computing on campus, and utilizes resources from the University Archives. 

CMU, Elsevier Reach Transformative Deal

Carnegie Mellon University, a longtime proponent of open-access research, is championing an international movement to revolutionize academic publishing.

The university recently reached a transformative agreement with the scientific publishing giant Elsevier that prioritizes free and public access to the university’s research. This comes at a time when universities around the world are working to transition the current subscription system of scientific journal publishing to new open access business models.

Inside the Enigma Machine

During a four-hour period on October 7, campus historians and researchers associated with History of Science and Technology at CMU (HOST @ CMU)—a cross-campus, interdisciplinary initiative to collect and preserve CMU’s historical contributions to scientific and technical development—assembled in the Hunt Library Fine and Rare Book Room to open up the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ two Enigma machines.

Survey: Help Us Improve Our Website

The Libraries are currently in the process of assessing our current website in anticipation of a future redesign. As users who interact with our website regularly, you have unique insights that we would like to capture. Make your opinions heard and help us with these efforts by filling out a short seven-question survey about how our current website serves your needs. Your feedback will directly impact the decisions we make about the redesign of this website.

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