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The CMU Libraries' Research Data Services team is comprised of experts in all areas of data. We build fluid teams of expertise around complex problems and provide innovative solutions for researchers engaging with data by offering support, training and consultations.
Data Services & Research Curation Office Hours
Data office hours are an informal event where all students, faculty, and staff across Pittsburgh can drop by and have consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. This can mean anything from just learning how to get working on the command line on your computer; getting an introduction to the wide array of data visualization, GIS, text analysis, and data mining research methods available; or having a brief consultation about a specific research or pedagogical project. Our team can help you across the research lifecycle, including data curation, digitization, metadata, and scholarly communications expertise including using CMU’s institutional repository, KiltHub.
Research Data Management
What services do the Libraries offer to support research data management for researchers, faculty, and students across all disciplines at CMU? What are recommended practices for data management planning? How do you create robust metadata? The Libraries provide a number of resources and services that support the use, preparation, management, curation, and preservation of research data. We apply recommended practices for managing data and provide services for any stage of the research process.
Creating visuals (graphs, charts, interactive infographics, etc.) is an essential part of working with data. CMU Libraries offers a number of ways to make the most out of your making graphs, workshops on recommended practices and data visualization tools, consultations with students or faculty, as well as guest lectures in courses around visual analyses.
KiltHub is a comprehensive institutional repository platform, provided by the University Libraries and hosted on figshare, where Carnegie Mellon University researchers and their collaborators can share the scholarly outputs and research data produced in the course of their research. KiltHub curates, collects, preserves, and provides open access to this material as part of the Libraries' commitment to open scholarship and collaboration.
CMU Libraries is dedicated to advancing research and teaching involving humanities data sources in digital humanities and humanities analytics. We offer a range of disciplinary foci and provide consultations on a variety of data-focused topics in digital humanities research, including data curation and preservation, data modeling, data visualization, data science, GIS data modeling and visualization, machine learning, and text, network, and temporal analysis.
Text & Data Mining
Text and data mining (TDM) are becoming increasingly popular ways to conduct research. They entail using automated tools to process large volumes of digital content to identify and select relevant information and discover previously unknown patterns or connections. CMU Libraries offers support for text and data mining in all academic disciplines through providing access to TDM databases such as the ProQuest TDM Studio, consultations on recommended practices for TDM, and educational workshops.
Open Science & Data Collaborations
OSDC is a Libraries program supporting collaborative, transparent, openly accessible, and reproducible research across all disciplines. We recognize that automating research workflows and documenting code and datasets is essential to making research more efficient, interdisciplinary, and reusable. This program provides infrastructure and services for open research at CMU through digital tools, training opportunities for research tools and practices, collaboration opportunities, special events and advocacy, and a team of experts available as research consultants and collaborators.
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