On March 20th, 2020, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released, gaining millions of players across the world in its first year. During that time, Research Data Management Consultant Hannah Gunderman has not only played it in their personal life but has also used it in their work at the Libraries to help bring a fun, lighthearted element to teaching data concepts.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Cambridge University Press have entered into a three-year read and publish agreement that allows researchers to publish in Cambridge's suite of journals without incurring article processing charges (APC). This agreement will extend the benefits of open access to CMU faculty who are publishing in Cambridge journals and help remove access barriers to research worldwide.
As the planet continues to warm and humans encroach on more wilderness areas, scientists warn of the unfolding sixth mass extinction on the planet. To evaluate the progression of this catastrophe, researchers need a large amount of high-quality data that contains detailed records of plant and animal biodiversity across the planet. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) provides the largest open-access biodiversity data network for researchers, conservation agencies, and ultimately, policy makers.
Every year around Valentine’s Day, universities and libraries around the world participate in Love Data Week (February 8 - 12, 2021), an effort to raise awareness related to managing, sharing, preserving, and reusing research data. The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is no exception! This year, we’ll be offering a host of virtual events and online engagement activities with the theme “Exploring your Relationship with Data,” and encouraging the CMU community to consider the importance of loving and caring for their research data!
University Libraries is partnering with DNAnexus and the OpenCravatGroup at Johns Hopkins University to host a virtual hackathon titled "Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic" on January 6-8, 2021. A variety of exciting projects will be revealed to hackathon participants prior to the hackathon, and will build off of previous National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hackathons and community projects.
AI for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) + Open Science Symposium 2020
October 19 - 20, 2020
Register for this online event.
As researchers from across multiple disciplines grapple with the challenges of COVID-19, the open science movement and its themes of sharing well-curated, reusable data and conducting research collaboratively and transparently appear more relevant than ever. Advocates argue that open science can accelerate discovery, enable rapid and robust peer-review, and enhance the public impact of research.
As avid players of the Nintendo video game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" and two people who deal with metadata on a regular basis, Metadata Specialist Angelina Spotts and Research Data Management Consultant Hannah Gunderman couldn’t help but notice how, when there were on their islands in the game, they were surrounded by so much metadata!
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to preserve relevant materials so that those studying the past can help inform the future. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the campus community, the University Archives needs your help doing just that.
dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!
dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult