Library News and Events

New CMU Libraries Website

Take a look at the Libraries’ new website, set to launch on February 20. Here are a few of the enhancements:

  • Clean design and improved navigation make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Tabs expand to explore Search & FindUsing the LibrariesResearch SupportData & Publishing and more.
  • Searching! Access a wide spectrum of resources, from our own collections to Google Scholar and WorldCat, from the big blue box. Media searches (ebooks, images, music, film & video). A powerful single search box at the top of every page.
  • Unique @ CMU highlights the university’s archives and special collections, many of them digital.
  • Getting Started pages introduce library services for undergraduates, graduates, staff, faculty, alumni and more.
  • Library news you can use in a concise visual display “above the fold.”

Enjoy! If you find typos, or something doesn’t work for you, please let us know.

Calling all Ph.D.’s: 3MT @ CMU

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand. CMU’s 2015 3MT competition will begin with qualifying rounds (February & March) to determine finalists for the championship in April. All of the competitions will be announced and are open to the public.

CMU & Pitt Libraries will explore collaboration

President Subra Suresh and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher of the University of Pittsburgh have announced that Carnegie Mellon and the Pitt will explore collaboration between their university library systems. Dean of CMU Libraries Keith Webster will work with Ron Larsen, Dean of the School of Information Sciences at Pitt to conduct a review of possible options that would enable both library systems to respond more fully to the evolving education and research needs of their respective campuses. As libraries touch every aspect of university life, the review will seek input from faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders in the both universities, as well as the city and region. Recommendations will be presented to the president and chancellor in June 2015.

ORCID Initiative @ CMU

Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to have an ORCID identifier.  The University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID IDs for all CMU researchers.  Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned.  The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar this summer.  The second will acquire ORCIDs for all researchers in CIT fall semester 2014.  ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date. For details, ORCID Initiative @ CMU.

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Making the Case for Your Research in Your Abstract, Introduction and Literature Review
WHEN: February 17, 5-6 pm
WHERE: Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

This workshop will teach you 4 steps that make the case for [...]

Tue, Feb 10, 2015
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New journal, just announced: PeerJ Computer Science. Now accepting preprints and open for peer-reviewed article submissions beginning February 12. Read PeerJ's blog post to [...]

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

dataZoa: A universal translator for data series on the Web: drag-and-drop any of the 3 billion live data series in economics, health, energy, demographics, environment, finance, and more. It [...]

Tue, Feb 10, 2015