As researchers from across multiple disciplines grapple with the challenges of COVID-19, the open science movement and its themes of sharing well-curated, reusable data and conducting research collaboratively and transparently appear more relevant than ever. Advocates argue that open science can accelerate discovery, enable rapid and robust peer-review, and enhance the public impact of research.
As avid players of the Nintendo video game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" and two people who deal with metadata on a regular basis, Metadata Specialist Angelina Spotts and Research Data Management Consultant Hannah Gunderman couldn’t help but notice how, when there were on their islands in the game, they were surrounded by so much metadata!
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to preserve relevant materials so that those studying the past can help inform the future. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the campus community, the University Archives needs your help doing just that.
dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!
dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult
Writing in the Op-Ed section of the January 29, 2020 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dean of University Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives Keith Webster writes about the responsibility of libraries to ensure that the future of scholarship is open and accessible.
CMU Joins Universities in Open Access Deal with ACM
Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.
The Libraries now offer access to LabArchives Professional Edition for research and Classroom Edition for teaching and learning for all CMU faculty, staff, and students, at no cost. The new license will save CMU users $21,000 in out-of-pocket expenses each year, as current users are no longer going to be required to spend $15 per semester on individual licenses for the classroom edition.
At the National Gallery of Art Datathon, held on October 25, a team of CMU researchers used computer vision to bring several related, but scattered, collections together in order to visualize the artistic preferences of two major art collectors and the resulting impact on our nation’s premier public art museum.
Carnegie Mellon University, a longtime proponent of open-access research, is championing an international movement to revolutionize academic publishing.
The university recently reached a transformative agreement with the scientific publishing giant Elsevier that prioritizes free and public access to the university’s research. This comes at a time when universities around the world are working to transition the current subscription system of scientific journal publishing to new open access business models.