As you prepare for hybrid or online teaching and research this summer and fall, the Libraries are available to connect you with resources that reduce your preparation time, enhance your students' experience, and make your research more productive.
Before all locations of the University Libraries closed on March 20 to support the social distancing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19, library faculty and staff were already taking steps to prepare the CMU community for the transition to remote instruction. Pivoting quickly to scan print materials, move office hours online, and consult on copyright issues—among many other tasks—the Libraries’ responsive action minimized disruptions to the teaching, learning and research mission of the university during this rapidly changing time.
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
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).