Special Collections Houses Rare Edition of Vaccine Origins

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.

Remote Access to Library Resources

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. Here you'll find information about connecting to online resources from off campus, online account access, course instruction and support, and a curated list of free textbooks and extended resources to support remote teaching and learning.

Virtual Office Hours

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

University Libraries COVID-19 Updates

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.  

Remote Resources 
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.  

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Libraries' Zine Cart!

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. 

Read more about the zine cart in our blog and contact Jill Chisnell to make a zine today!  

Changes to Kanopy Streaming Service

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.

NEW! Self-Checkout Stations

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. 

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. 

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