Inside the Enigma Machine

During a four-hour period on October 7, campus historians and researchers associated with History of Science and Technology at CMU (HOST @ CMU)—a cross-campus, interdisciplinary initiative to collect and preserve CMU’s historical contributions to scientific and technical development—assembled in the Hunt Library Fine and Rare Book Room to open up the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ two Enigma machines.

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The Libraries are currently in the process of assessing our current website in anticipation of a future redesign. As users who interact with our website regularly, you have unique insights that we would like to capture. Make your opinions heard and help us with these efforts by filling out a short seven-question survey about how our current website serves your needs. Your feedback will directly impact the decisions we make about the redesign of this website.

IDEAL 2019 Blog

In early August 2019, Materials Processing Coordinator Leah Zande and Library Programming and Engagement Coordinator Andy Prisbylla attended the annual Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives (IDEAL) in Columbus, Ohio.

Pardon Our Progress

Three of the five air handlers in Hunt Library are being replaced by newer, larger air handlers needed for better ventilation and air flow in the building. To accomplish this, the air handlers, which manage heating and cooling of the building, will be turned off and decommissioned. For this reason, this work is scheduled during the fall semester, when temperatures are mild. 

Work will take place over the course of two weeks:

Inside the Film & Video Collection

In our new Information Environment blog, we talk to Video Collection Manager Jeff Hinkelman about the Libraries' Film & Video Collection, his work as Faculty Co-Advisor and Instructor for the Film and Visual Media Studies Minor, and his role in the creation of the newly formed Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies (BAFVM) being offered this fall. Jeff also shares his views on the importance of visual media literacy in education.

Hunt Library Closed July 27

A power shutdown taking place as part of the Hall of the Arts (GSIA) and Posner Center renovations project will affect various locations on campus, including Hunt Library and Posner Center.  The power shutdown has been confirmed for Saturday July 27, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. During this period of time, both Hunt Library and Posner Center will lose power. As a result, Hunt Library will be closed on Saturday.

A Conversation with: Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee, is the Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. He also holds a courtesy visiting assistant professor appointment in the Department of History. An historian by training, he specializes in the political, cultural, technology, and business history of the twentieth century United States, with a particular focus on the history of the information society.