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.
Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner, GIS Specialists at the University Libraries, recently received a grant to explore the Role of Libraries in Geography and GIS Education from the National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE).
CMU Joins Universities in Open Access Deal with ACM
Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.
The Libraries now offer access to LabArchives Professional Edition for research and Classroom Edition for teaching and learning for all CMU faculty, staff, and students, at no cost. The new license will save CMU users $21,000 in out-of-pocket expenses each year, as current users are no longer going to be required to spend $15 per semester on individual licenses for the classroom edition.
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.
Scott Weingart, program director Digital Humanities, Research & Academic Services and Rikk Mulligan, digital scholarship strategist in the University Libraries assisted Felipe Gómez, teaching professor of Hispanic studies in Department of Modern Languages with the creation of the Latin American Comics Archive (LACA).
The University Libraries and the Tepper School have recently partnered to provide digital access to "The Wall Street Journal" for the entire CMU campus community. This is access to WSJ through the WSJ/Dow Jones platform.
Additional details about access and coverage are as follows:
Archives Digitize Decades of Mellon Institute Records
The University Libraries have organized and preserved 347 boxes of records from the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, one of the nation’s premier independent research centers, making the records more widely discoverable and available to researchers.
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries recently hosted a conversation on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for scientific data discovery.
The AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse) 2019 conference took place May 13-15 and brought 150 researchers, computer scientists, librarians and industry representatives from 10 countries and 65 institutions and organizations to CMU May 13-15.
A groundbreaking new dataset of functional MRI brain scans that will significantly impact researchers’ ability to apply machine learning techniques to understanding how the brain processes information can be found in the University Libraries’ KiltHub repository. Collected over multiple sessions, the project gathered over 20 hours of MRI data from each of four subjects.