New Library Services Platform

Carnegie Mellon University is the thousandth institution to select the Ex Libris Alma® cloud-based library services platform. Alma will be replacing the SirsiDynix Symphony® integrated library system.

Alma was selected primarily for its ease of use, its compatibility with other systems, and the flexibility of its analytics and reporting options. Through its user-friendly interface and integration with the university’s financial systems, Alma will greatly improve workflow efficiencies in account creation, billing, and other areas. 

Trial Database: RIPM

RIPM is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800-1950. It currently indexes the contents of 140 music periodicals and offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages.

Mellon Grant for Digital Scholarship

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh a grant to research the development of a standardized platform for digital scholarship. The $60,000, 18-month grant will support “Digits,” a project that will explore how new technologies that make it increasingly easy to publish, share, reproduce and archive complex digital materials can be sustained in a unified and flexible way.

UPDATE: Help Us Pick a Chair

9/11/2017 UPDATE: We asked, you answered! The "Caper," the white chair pictured on the left side of the image, was the clear winner. New chairs will be delivered to the third floor in early October.

Have you always wanted to pick out furniture for the library? Now is your opportunity! Help us select a new chair for the third floor. From now through September 10, 2017, two chair options will be out on the third floor for you to test. Use a sticker to vote for your favorite. Which one will it be? You can help us decide!

Grant Research Session

The University Libraries offer numerous services and resources to support the work of research administrators and researchers. In this session, learn about library support and resources to help researchers comply with funder policies for data and publication sharing, publish in open access journals, develop data management plans and share work via the CMU institutional repository. Also, hear an introduction to Dimensions, a newly acquired database of awarded research funding worldwide. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training.

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