Every October, archives around the country celebrate American Archives Month and Ask an Archivist Day to raise the public’s awareness of our profession and the collections we care for. This October we are excited to share a new exhibit with you, What We Don’t Have: Confronting the Absences of Diversity in the University Archives.
An internal web application built by Libraries faculty and staff leverages computer vision to improve the discoverability of archival photos by allowing archivists to quickly find groups of images depicting similar subjects and add descriptive metadata tags in bulk.
Computer-Aided Metadata generation for Photo archives Initiative (CAMPI), was inspired by a request from the CMU Marketing and Communications team, which regularly works with the University Archives to source images for online and print materials.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a lecture from Nobel Prize winner, Turing Award recipient, and artificial intelligence expert Herb Simon? Attendees at the June 11 event "The Power of Pioneers: Preserving CMU's Computer Science Videotape Collection," hosted by the University Libraries and the School of Computer science, had the opportunity to do exactly that, thanks to a vintage recording that has recently been digitized.
How do you honor Carnegie Mellon University’s unique and most beloved tradition as it marks its centennial? A team from the University Libraries and the Entertainment Technology Center created “Nuts, Bolts, & Wheels: 100 Years of Buggy,” a new history of the sport and an engaging preview of what’s to come when they complete their artistic vision.
This spring the University Archives launched a new Vimeo channel to highlight and provide online access to some of the remarkable audiovisual holdings in our collections. Over the coming months we will continue to add newly and previously digitized content from the university’s history. The new site will also be the future home of recordings from the CMU Oral History Program.
This post originally appeared as an article by Julie Mattera in the May 29, 2020 edition of Carnege Mellon Univeristy News.
With the ongoing speculation around the development of a viable COVID-19 vaccine, there’s no better time to revisit the history of vaccination.