As we all anxiously await the outcome of ongoing clinical trials seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, Carnegie Mellon University scholars, students, faculty, and staff might be surprised to learn that the Posner Collection holds a first-edition copy of the foundation text of modern immunology and vaccination: Edward Jenner’s "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England" (London, 1798). In his scholarly blog post, Dr.
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Working in tandem with central university offices, the Libraries are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community and minimize disruption as much as possible during this time.
Visit our Remote Resources page to learn how to access our resources and specialists when our spaces are closed or if you are working remotely. Libraries faculty and staff will remain available during this time to assist.
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries are pleased to announce that Samuel Lemley has been appointed as Curator of Special Collections. Effective March 2, Lemley will work alongside current Senior Librarian of Special Collections Mary Catherine Johnsen, who retires from her position this summer after 38 years of service.
The latest attraction at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is a workshop-on-wheels known as the “zine cart.” Created by University Libraries' Liaison Librarian Jill Chisnell, a zine is a self-published booklet of original or appropriated text and images—Chisnell’s cart allows students on campus to create their very own.
Due to rising costs incurred through the Kanopy streaming media service, the University Libraries have recently switched our access model from unlimited to mediated. Since 2015, the Libraries have provided unlimited access to the entire Kanopy streaming media collection. With its increasing popularity in recent years, the unlimited pricing model has led to escalating costs that are no longer sustainable.
The latest addition to Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is a new self-checkout station located at the First Floor Circulation Desk of Hunt Library. An additional station can be found in the Mellon Institute Library as well. Created by meeScan, these self-contained machines use smart-cloud technology to checkout and desensitize library materials. Simply swipe your Andrew ID, follow the prompts on the kiosk, scan the barcode, and desensitize your item. Full instructions below.
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.
Writing in the Op-Ed section of the January 29, 2020 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dean of University Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives Keith Webster writes about the responsibility of libraries to ensure that the future of scholarship is open and accessible.
The Code4Lib conference, which brings together technologists from around the world who work with libraries, archives, and museums will be held in Pittsburgh this year and employees of the Libraries played a key role in bringing this annual event to town.